QUEEN'S MONTHLY LETTER
April 22, 2017
"WHEN THE TRUTH HURTS" -- "ACCEPT THE TRUTH AND REMOVE THE HURT"
(1 Tim. 3:15) But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
The "ekklesia" reffers to the whole company of the redeemed throught the present era, the company of which Christ said to Peter in (Matt. 16:18), and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And in Revelations he said, (Rev. 1:18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. The "ekklesia" is the church which is "His Body" (bread Mat. 26:26) and belongs to God now is referred to in morden day as "the body of Christ", which is the pillar (support) and ground (foundation) of truth. The New Testament Church is a place where the congregration of professed believers gather to honor and worship God (Acts 2) (Acts 20:28) and learn how to properly order thier conduct in the house of God and in their daily living.
Within the "ekklesia" (body of Christ) the pillar is metaphorically seen as those who bear full responsibility in the church, as the elders of the church did in Jerusalem (Gal. 2:9). Members collectifley of the body of Christ but seperate as a local church bearing the responsiblility, in a collective capacity, whereby they are to maintain the Apostles doctrine of faith present through the work of the Holy Spirit (Johm 16:13-15) and teaching and practical application of the word of God (daily practice) thus securing a more firm and permanment position in the spiritual, heavenly and eternal Temple of God (2 Cor. 6:19-20). Every Saint of God who overcomes the enemy will one day be made as a pilliar in Gods' kingdom in heaven (Rev. 3:12) which is believed to mean either the millennal kingdom or the New Jerusalem.
The Saint's of God will be given a genuine place or service and honor before God. Saints as pillars of truth are illustrative of the feet of the angel in the vision given to John of King Jesus in (Rev. 10:1) where the angles feet are as flames of fire rising like columns (pillars) of fire (judgment) indicative of "holiness" and "consuming power", thus revealing while also reflecting the awesome and amazing glory of Christ Jesus as a judge and depicted in (Rev. 1:15) (John 5:22; 27) and (Ek. 1:7). Christ Jesus has power over both the church and the world.
That which agrees with final reality is known as truth. The truth is ascribed by Gods law (Ps. 119:142-160). The New testament Church must bethe foundation (ground) of the truth of the gospel. The overall responsibility of the church is to uphold, and preserve the Truth which is revealed by Christ Jesus and His apostles by believing, receiving, and obeying it (matt. 13:23) and hiding truth deep within the heart (Ps. 119:11). Another great and awesome responsibility is to proclaim the gospel as the word of life (Phil. 2:16), and to defened the truth (Phil. 1:16) even as Steven (Acts 7) in his defence of the gospel of Christ Jesus before the high priest. And by demonstrating the power of Pentecost (Acts 2) in the working of the Holy Spirits outpouring of the Holy Ghost (Mark 16:15-20) (Acts 1:8) (Acts 4:29-33) (6:8) while obeying the great commission by King Jesus to preach the gospel (Matt. 28:19-20) 9Luke 4:18-19) (Is. 61:1-3).
The work of the Holy Spirit within the New Testament Church is to reveal truth to each and every true believer in order for them to distinguish truth from error (1 Joh. 4:1-3). The effects of truth is to:
(1.) Set people free (John 8:31-32) from sin in the flesh and spirit (2 Cor. 7:1)
(2.) And to santicify them in the gospel truth (John 17:17),19)
(3.) The purifying power of the Holy Spirit within your souls is to enable you to obey the truth (1Pet. 1:22-23) Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the bretheren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart ferevently. Being born again, not of corruptable seed, but of incorruptible , by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.
(4.) Established every true believer in the gospel truth (Eph. 4:15) to bring them into spiritual maturity where thy will no logner be deceived by false teachings and doctrines but will become fully mature in all aspects of Saintly living -- doctrine, conduct, service, positions of great power and authority; which are attained by imparting the gospel instructions of scripturially sound doctrines in a loving manner which is also effectual for soul winning.
(5.) the Holy Spirit enables us to fight Satan and his devils, with the Word of Truth (2 Cor. 6:7)(2 Cor. 10:4-6) .
(6.) He, the Holy Spirit also enables us to speak boldly in difficult moments (Matt. 10:17) (Mark 3:11).
(7.) Another effect of the Holy Spirit upon every true believer is that we are sealed (Eph. 4:30).
(8.) The sealing of the Holy Spirit is our pledge of final redemption (2 Cor. 1:22) which actually means that there is a four-fold signifiance (A.) To indicate Gods' ownership of His people (B.) To indicate genuineness (C.) To preserve us and to keep us safe from all harm (Eph. 4:30). The Holy Spirit is the down payment or pledge of final redemption and causes us to desire Christ Jesus return (Rom. 8:33) (Rev. 22:30) (D.) The Holy Spirit gives life to our mortal bodies and will quicken us whereby we will be caught up to meet Christ Jesus in the first resurrection (1 Thes. 4:17-18).
Truth is one of God's attributes (Deut. 32:4) which he keeps forever (Ps. 146:6) enduring to all generations (Ps. 100:5) and is exhibited in all of his ways, works, and judicial statues (Rev. 15:3) (Ps. 33:4) (Ps. 19:9) The judgments of God are according to truth (Ps. 96:13) (Rom. 2:2). And administration of justice (Ps. 96:13) and punishment of the wicked (Rev. 16:7).
The truth of the gospel for all true believers is a shield and a buckler to Saints of God (Ps. 91:4) and a girdle of truth about the loins (Eph. 6:14) meaning having knowledge about both good and evil, seperating truth from that which is false frees us from the power of sin (Rom. 8:2) enabeling us to live a life of holiness (Ps. 51:10-12).
Satans' kingdom is devoid of truth (John 8:44) (Hosea 4:1). They speak lies rather than the truth (Jer. 9:5); they do not uphold the truth in their lifestyle ((Is. 59:14-15); they are not valiant for the truth but for lies (Jer. 9:3); they are punished by God for want of the truth (Jer. 9:5,9) (Hosea 4:1). Gods grace and mercy shown towards sinners has allows the Holy Spirit to convict them of their sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:7-11). He has sent by commission true believers of King Jesus to proclaim the gospel to them (Acts 1:8) (2:17) (4:31)(11:12-18) (13:1-4). God, throught Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit reveals the saving truth of the gospel unto sinners calling them out of the world of darkness unto repentance and salvation (Luke 4:18) (Acts 4:8) (1 Co. 2:4) (1Thes. 1:5) (John 3:16).
Christ Jesus is truth (John 14:16) Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 1:17) (John 1:14) (17:17) And (John 8:32) And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Christ Jesus bears witness to truth (John 18:37). Truth is denied to the devil (Gen. 3:4-5), self-righteous people (1 John 10:10), unbelievers (1 John 5:10), evil people turn away from the truth (2Tim. 4:4) but Christ Jesus through Timothy said unto believers of the gospel in (2 Tim. 2:19) Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And let every one that naneth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. The word "iniquity" means sin. Christ Jesus is the personification of truth and righteousness.
Christ Jesus is our standard for all things pure and holy. For he was without sin. Sin can be defined as: (1.) "missing the mark", which Christ Jesus has designed for your life, (2.) it also means being perverted or crooked; (3.) for some it is lack of fellowship with God, (4.) sinful thioughts (5.) followed by sinful actions. But both the OT and NT have specific terms for sin which shall be punished by God and judment for such sins will not be commuted (reduced) such as: liars, murder, adultery, incest, bestiality, sexual immorality, rape, perjury, kidnapping, witchcraft, human sacrifice, cursing parents, disobedience to those in authority, stealing, blasphemy, sedition (rebellion), and many many more.
Sin in the flesh and spirit is seen by God as the most serious of humanities problems and iniquity is generally committed against another person. All sin is agains God and should be repented of and truned away from. Sin is what seperates people form presence of God (Is. 59) But the grace and mercy of God is just toward both the Saints of God who commit sin (2 Tim. 2:19) (1 John2:1) and the sinner who repents and truns away from sinning (Is. 55:7) (John 2:2) and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Saint's of God, "When Truth Hurts" -- Accept the truth and remove the hurt by turning towards Gods' healing power through Christ Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit within you. Christ Jesus is truth of the gospel... and truth is coming again. He is coming as a thhief in the night (1 Thes. 5:2) (2 Pet. 3:10). God desires for His people to be ready watching and praying against the day of evil and not partaking with those who are of the devil. (Luke 21:36). Let me strongly admonish and instruct each one of youy to remember that Christ Jesus is truth and the truth hung on the cross and died to abolish al sin the world and He is coming back to judge the entire earth in a day and time you least expect. So be ready, be ready, be ready when he comes, "Praise God for ever more".
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
March 18, 2017
"ENDEAVOR TO KEEP OTHERS SOULS FROM HELL"
(Acts 6:4) but we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
A very streneous effort was made on the part of Christ Jesus as he hung on the cross of calvary between two thieves in great agony; when he pardoned one of the thieves found guilty of thievery and sentenced to death by crucifixion. Christ Jesus extended a great measure of grace and mercy to the one thief as he "endeavored to keep his soul from hell" as he proclaimed to him in (Luke 23:43) And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Luke is believe to be the only apostle who wrote about the pardoning of the one thief as he had a dramatic change of heart unto repentance, and faltered an apology to Christ Jesus through lack of understanding (Luke 23:40-42), as a plea of mercy to escape from eternal death in hell. He was granted the assurance of everlasting blessings commencing that very day. Christ Jesus, upon His death, having committed His spirit to the Father in (Luke 23:46) And when Jesus cried with a loud voice he said, Father,
INTO THY HANDS I COMMEND MY SPIRIT: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Christ Jesus went in spirit immediately into heaven itself, the dwelling place of God. "Paradise" in (Luke 23:43) (2 Cor. 12:4)(Rev. 2:7) refer to the abode (or residence) of the righteous dead (those who died a righteous death just as they had also lived and for those brought in through the power of intercession). This place of paradise is also known by some as "heaven". The resounding words spoken by Christ Jesus to the reformed thief must have been of great comfort to sooth his thirsty and weary soul for such a heavenly place.
The message of the gospel of Christ Jesus clearly teach that after death the saved go immediately into Christ Jesus presence in heaven which is also called the kingdom of heaven or the presence of God (Luke 16:16). Since the Jews rejected Christ Jesus offer of the physical kingdom age and His rulership over them, it is believed that dispensation and ministry was never inaugurated, though it shall be after the Great Tribulation (Mat 24:29:31) (25:31) (Rev. 19:11-20:6). Christ Jesus from teh A.D., until present day has made it possible for all people to meet the spiritual requirements for enterance into the kingdom also known as "Paradise".
Hades, the Greek noun in the OT means She'ol in Hebrew an both refer to the grave or the realm of the dead (Gen. 37:35) (1 Sam.2:6) (Prov. 15:24). Hades is the place of disembodied spirits; the place where the righteous and wicked are seperated. The blessed dead are sent to hades called "paradise" and they are also believed to be in Abrahams bosom (Luke 16:22).
The place of paradise is a beautiful place likened to the "Garden of Eden". But for the wicked Hades is seen as a place of utter torment better known as "Hell" the place of the unrighteous dead, it is a place of suffering eternal punishment. And after the final judgment, the poor lost souls will experience continual and unimaginable suffering and torment. There are several scriptures which provide a very descriptive view of what hell will include which also involves degrees of judgment and sufferings. These harsh judgments expresses the seriousness of sin and its effects on the lost souls while revealing the supreme and sovereign holiness of God through Christ Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit against all sin.
"Ghenna" is seen in both the OT and NT to mean the place of final punishment of the wicked dead sufferings. It is a place where worms are constantly at work in a very fiery enviornment that burns forever and forever without a moment of cool sensation to wet the brow or sooth the hot tongue of those inflicted by it. (james 3:6) (Matt. 25:41) (Rev. 14:10) (Is.33:14).
The one theif who was fortunate enough to escape "Ghenna" received of Christ Jesus and of God's spiritual blessings and immediate answer to his remorseful plea (Luke 23:42) (Eph. 3:20) and was pardoned (Luke 23:43) (Is. 55:7) by Christ Jesus and the work was done through the Holy Spirit.
As you have read it is possible to "endeavor to keep others soul from hell" by living alife of seperation from sin even as Christ Jesus did, (Matt. 19:26) But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. It has been noted and discussed that the humans difficulty for a rich person to enter into heaven, is extremely difficult but is not impossible nor hopeless.
The gospel of Christ Jesus is designed to lead people unto repentence (2 Pet. 3:9) (1 John 1:7,9) of sin that they may live a life pleasing to God and others through avoidance of hell (Prov. 15:24) on earth and hell beneath the earth. The many designs of judgment through our judicial system and punishments of God are given to secure obedience (Prov. 19:25). It is the will of God that none should perish (John 3:15) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life. It is the will of God for His people to fear him to obey Him according to (Matt.10:28) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Luke 12:5).
Endeavoring to keep others from hell was prophesied by Isaiah in (Is. 35:2) for gospel times in the NT giving hope for the future of all those who would come to know Christ Jesus by the preaching of the gospel (St. John 17:20-21).All those who receive Christ Jesus are blessed to partake of His spiritual things which are good things for His true believers such as:
(A.) Greater usefulness (Matt. 13:12) through enlightment of the enigma's (puzzling events) of the kingdom of God, and those to occur on earth before the "erousia' the second coming of Christ Jesus.
(B.) Greater reward (Matt.25:29) in heaven based upon what they have accomplished in a finished work on earth. Christ Jesus teaches his disciples this principle in order to encourage them towards greater works (John 15:2) (John 5:20) (John 14:12) because what all believers receive in heaven and all future kingdoms of God will be directly related to what they have received of heaven now. (Deut. 14:14) (Gen. 2:4) (Is. 65:17) (Mat.6:21) (Matt. 6:10) (2 Pet. 3:13) (Matt. 16:19) (Luke 11:2) Christ Jesus is especially interested in what all true believers possess of God in word, deed, thought and in spirit in His presence (1Thess. 5:23-24) and before others in their Christian service.
(C.) Spiritual life (John 10:10) towards the people of God called "Sheep", wheather you demonstarated a spiritual life of a good shepherd or that of a hireling (one who serves for pay only and not for benefits or rewards) when the enemy (theif or robber) is in the mist of the flock. The good shepherd will destroy or run off the enemy (wolf) trying to scatter the flock of sheep while the hireling will run away leaving the precious flock of sheep to be devoured by the enemy.
(D.) Grace (2 Cor. 4:15) Paul along with many other righteous and holy servants of God endured great hardsips and even loss of life to bring the good news of the gospel to the Corinthians which was suffered for their benefit and more importantly for the glory of God on earth and in heaven which is to show the measure of gratitude offered in thanksgiving to God, having been done all for His grace. (Col. 1:24) Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church.
Saint's of God, Christ Jesus dying was surely not in vain not for you and not for me.His purpose was to save those lost souls from their sin, to bring eternal life to all who believed on him, to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the sick, and raise the dead according to (1 John 3:8) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Sof of God was manifested tht he might destroy the works of the devil. His plan and purpose is to "endeavor to keep others souls from hell" and so should your plan an purpose be as yo live a life in the express image of Christ Jesus. The dangers which you should safe guard yourself against are clearly mentioned in numerous scriptures as spiritual pride (1 Cor. 4:6-8); lukewarmness (Rev. 3:17-18); seeking your own gain, self-righteneousness, abuse of power and authority, prayerlessness, greiving the Holy Spirit and many others. It is the work of the Holy Spirit who manifest the spiritual blessings of Gods promises to His servants to work miracles for His glory, honor and praise. Turn towards God, through Christ Jesus as the Holy Spirit ministers strength, grace, mercy, and revelations, enableing you to speak the truth of the gospel that you may abound in hope towards eternal glory in heaven. "Praise God".
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
(February 23, 2017)
"THE PROFUNDITIES (DEEP PLACES ) OF INTERGRITY"
(2 Cr. 7:1) Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Profundities of intergrity are those things having a specified dimension in depth of thought. Within the NT Church are doctrinal truths regarding integrity which have been passed from one generation to another. These truths are specifically addressing many subjects concerning teachings about God, the gospel, and the profundities of Biblical and Christian truths relating to the subject of intergrity.
The NT Church has been given an authorative command from God through King Jesus to teach and instruct believers on the basic rudiments and deeper principles of the faith of the gospel for the development of spiritual mature servants of God (Matt. 28:19) (Jude 3). The mandate given by Paul to Timothy was to fully discharge his evangelistic ministry by preaching the gospel (2 Tim. 4:1-2).
Through his ministry Timothy reproved and corrected his many followers who regulary attended his household services. And Jude wrote urgent letters to the Christians at Jerusalem whose assembly had become infiltrated by false teachers misleading them into believing a message which promoted moral laxity, theological errors, destructive pride, and divisiveness. Jude urgently encouraged them to stand firm in the faith for pure Christian doctrines which had been presented to them through the gospel of King Jesus to discern between true and false beliefs (good and evil) reports.
Through the doctrines of Christ (Christology) and the doctrines of salvation (Soteriology) in King Jesus the NT Church were given these doctrines to serve as a vital and necessary role within the life of the church and the life of every true believer. Both the OT and NT Bibles set forth unified and comprehensive structure of Biblical and Christian truth which the Elders and Pastors of the church bear the responsibility to correlate these profound doctorinal truths into a unified system of belilefs from the the inerrant and infallible word of God which is the sourcebook, instruction manuel, and spiritual foundation of our doctrinal authority for doctrinal strength and purity. Every true believer must also bear the responsibility of strict adherence to obey these profund truths taught to avoid aberrant teachings and heresies which are known to be a constant threat to the integrity of Gods people.
The profundities of integrity are numerous and vary in scope as well as practical application and effectiveness based upon the spiritual growth desired by each true believer in the doctronial truths of both the OT and the NT. For example, within every denomination and church across the world there are members who are catgoraized as, "babes in Christ", "hypocrites", "wolves in sheeps clothing", "backslidders", "sinners", "a church goer - one who is uncommitted to the faith but believes in God"; who sit alongside a truely "Born-Again Christian" who desires to become spiritually mature in Christ Jesus.
Here is a very short list of profundities of intergrity which are considered to designate "intergrity" and they are listed with a brief overview such as:
(1.) Accountability - for those who represent King Jesus but have had problems in judgment. They require a group, organization or another person of the faith to hold them accountable for their actions. This group or person must be honest and truthful to help reestablish them in the faith and regain the right perspective with Biblical solutions to resolve the problem/s. (Ecc. 4:10).
(2.) Blameless and harmless - Because holiness or santification is the work of God through the Holy Spirit within every true believer and is for the whole person and not just a part; Paul wrote to the Thessalonians to encourage and instruct them how to live and in his absence he committs them to God who is more than able to make them holy and presentable in the "perousia", the second coming of Christ Jesus (1 Thes. 5:23) without blame, shame or punishment (Phil. 1:10). It is God who will preserve them.
(3.) Holy Behavior - Paul wrote to Timothy while he was the leader of the church in Ephesus regarding the order and structure of the church and how he, along with others should behave themselves within the rules and guidelines for maintaining order through the organizational structure and chain of command including the policy of correct behavior for God's work to be carried out effectively (1 Thes. 4:15).
(4.) Consistancy - requires every true believer to be immutable (unchangable) regarding their faith. It simply means to be steady while adhering to those regulations, commands, precepts and resolutions which have been set forth by the doctrines of the gospel; for example in devotions, under sufferings, in your profession of faith and character, in beneficence, and relationships with like believers (1 Thes. 5:17-18) (Heb. 10:3).
(5.) Honesty - is that principle which makes a person perfer his promise or duty over his passion or interest. It also means fairness and straightforwardness of conduct (Rom. 13:13) (Acts 6:3). To be known for honset business dealings (2 Kings 12:15; 22:7).
(6.) Purity - it implies a careful and habitual guard against everything which tends to defile or pullute the mind, body, soul and spirit. Ritual purity means to be free of some flaw or uncleaness which would bar a person from contact with holy objects or places deemed holy, especially contact from the presence of God in worship. Ethical Purity - mean to be pure in ones thoughts and behavior befitting people of God (Ps. 24:4) (73:1) (Prov. 15:26). God''s word demands spiritual purity (Jams. 4:8) (1Pet. 1:22) (1 Pet. 1:16) (1Cor. 6:19)
(7.) Guile - it means to be deceitful. The doctrines of the gospel teaches the necessity that the words / speech of all true believers should be guileless (Matt. 26:4). The words should be pure and unadultrated, free from evil. (Heb. 7:26)(1 Pet. 2:1) (1 Pet. 2:22).
(8.) Becoming Devout - in that mingled fear and love which, conbined, constitute the piety of a man / woman towards God. The OT regards deovtedness as fear while the NT places its emphasis on love. Both OT and NT referrs to both fear and love when combined means to be in "sacred awe" of the presence of God. Also, to mean "reverence" when edxhibited especially in actions (Acts. 10:2) (Prov. 12:12). Another definiation ssuggest the piety which characterizes the inner being, the soul, in its attitude towards God also in the expression of a devoted activity such as praise, worship and Bible study.
The profundities of intergrity can be found in those who feared God such as Pharaoh, when he learned that Sarah was Abraham's wife (Gen. 12:18). And Abimelech, when warned of God that the woman he had taken into his household was Abraham's wife (Gen. 26:9-11) and Joseph in resisting Potiphar's wife (Gen. 39:8-12) and when he was innocent of the charge on which he was cast into the dungeon (Gen. 40:15).
Other instances of the profundities of intergrity are found in Joab, when ordered by David to number the military forces of Israel (1 Chr. 21:6). And in the NT we find that Joseph demonstrated integrity towards Mary when he was not jealously accusing her of immorality (Matt. 1:19), Zaccaeus, in the administration of his wealth (Luke 19:8) and Nathanael in whom was no guile (John 1:47).
In this devotional you will have learned or have refreshed your knowledge and understanding of the many profundities of intergrity to help God's people live a life of moral uprightness (Gen. 3:10), unselfishness in serving (Num. 16:15), performing vows (Jer. 35:12-19), rejecting bribes (Acts 8:18-23), toward living a life filled with honest behavior (2 Cor. 7:2).
Saint's of God, the doctrines of the gospel are designed with a two-fold reward. For your benefit as you serve God with utmost intergrity in your everyday life and it is designed to lead others to Christ Jesus when you glorify God with integrity before them (Matt. 5:16) (1 Pet. 2:12). When you obey the doctrines of the good news of the gospel with intergrity you have a blessed promise that Christ Jesus will perform whatever you ask (John 15:7-8). This is a promised to be received with many blessings from God, who is also our Father.
It is important for every true believer to know and realize that intergrity is a long-term character trait for it is truly being what and who you say that you are on a consistant basis. Christ Jesus is our greatest example of integrity (1Pet. 2:22). Let me loveingly instruct and encourage each of you to grow in your knowledge and faith concerning doctorinal truths passed from one generation to another. For this faith of the gospel is to be received, charished, believed, defended, loved, and protected by every saint of God. Be a bold soldier and stand for Gods' written word even when the earth around you is shaking, stand, stand, and then stand. Praise God.
(Moditified for signature (3/12/17) by RQCLH)
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
(January 20, 2017)
"RECTIFYING SUPERFICIAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED FROM SUPERFICIAL OBSERVANCE"
(1 Cr. 2:14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerened.
In (Acts 4:5-22) we are taught about the imprisonment of Peter and John when they were before the high priest Annas, and rulers and elders, including scribes for teaching the people about Jesus resurrection (Acts 4:1-4). The rulers and elders recognized that they were uneducated in the techincal, rabbinical teachings and they possessed no official positions nor special abilities. However, what they did know was that they "had been with Jesus". For they recognized their holy boldness (Prov. 28:1) and delegated power and authority (Luke 10:19) (Luke 9:1-2) (Prov. 28:1) as they carried on the work of King Jesus earthly ministry following His Ascention into heaven.They are equiped to practice what they had learned from King Jesus teachings.
In the same respect, the Jews and Jewish rulers were considered ingnorant regarding the ministry of King Jesus (Act. 3:17) and all Gentiles in their understanding of God (17:30) (Eph. 4:18). However, we know from the gospels that many Gentiles who were ignorant due to their former unrgenerated condition; many became believers (1Pet. 1:14).
The word "agnosia" refers to "ignorance" as directly opposed to "gnosis" which signifies "knowledge" as a result of observation and experience.
A "sin of ignorance " usually stems from superficial knowledge and superficial observance or experience of something partial or of little interest. This sin occurred in (Heb. 9:7) and is known as "unwitting error" or sin which occurred unintentional; or by accident. These types of sins were also considered actual sins and expiated through animal sacrifices for the people of Israel in the OT. In the NT teachings for Peter and John lack of knowledge concerning Jewish teachings was remedied through the sacrifice of King Jesus on the cross where grace abounds for them (1John 1:8-9) through forgiveness of sin; and so it does for us today. They were considered "laymen" or commoners" by Jewish leaders.
There are several types of ignorance mention within the scriptures such as the ignorance of the Centurion soldiers in the Roman military force who divided King Jesus garment while casting lots as King Jesus watched and and said in (Luke 23:34) Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. This first type of sin is called a "pardonable sin" because King Jesus forgave them for sining against him and his clothing before he died on the cross. The second type of sin of ignorance is called "Innocent" (Acts 17:30) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because God is a holy God he will deal justly through his vast holiness of justice concerning His obedient servants and those disobedient.
The third type of sin through ignorance is "judicial " (Rom. 1:28) where God withdraws His gracious help and delivered the unrepentant Gentile sinners over to the natural result of their unbelief and action. (A.) all forms of uncleanliness, and consequent actions (B.) all forms of sexual depravity and its consequent actions (C.) over to a mind that would not retain Him in its knowledge and its consequent action. These were all judicial and legislative acts of God. The fourth type of sin through ignorance is "guilty" )(Rom. 1:19-25).The sinful people mention in these scriptures have had the righteousness of God revealed to them, yet they choose to suppress this truth of His righteousness due to their present state of sin as unglodly and unrighteous. Even though their knowledge of God is superficial they are judged based upon their use of this knowledge and not for the depth of their intellect or maturity of their knowledge.
The fifth type of sin of ignorance is known as "partical" (1 Cor. 13:12). For now we see through a glass, darkly, then face to face : now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. In this passage of scripture Paul is referring to a person looking through a mirror seeing his or her reflection indistinctly or dimly as in a riddle. In his teaching in (2 Cor. 3:12-13) Paul shares with us that he knows and understands that our complete maturity in God through King Jesus and the Holy Spirits work will not be achieved until we see King Jesus in a face to face encounter where complete spiritual maturity and perfect spiritual knowledge will be fully manifested in the life of every true believer.
The sixth type of sin of ignorance does not directly include or constitute a sin but a degree of ignorance on the part of Abraham because he was instructed by God to leave Ur of the Chaldees; leaving his family and friends behind to go to a strange country he had never seen, not knowing what kind of place it was or how to get there. Abraham exercised great faith in God to lead and guide him and God did (Gen. 11:31-12:1). It is very important to note that every person should be attentative to descerning of the spirit or voice of a spirit to be certain that it is of God. This is where the difference is made between a sin of ignorance and an act of great faith in God.
Saint's of God, there are powerful sources given to us to prevent superficial knowledge acquired through superficial observace of heavenly and spiritual matters. God is our source (Ps. 94:10) and the many NT parable of King Jesus; the holy scriptures are filled with instructions to provide knowlege and insight (2 Tim. 3:15), and King Jesus return to earth (1 Thes. 4:13-14). We are all encouraged through the Word of God to add to our learning (2 Pet. 1:5), accept our limatiations (1 Cor. 13:8-12), grow in grace (2 Pet. 3:18), not to be inflated with pride (1 Cor. 8:1) but to be edified through love (1 Cor. 8:1). God's will is for all His people to know Him through the person of His only Son, King Jesus, whom he sent to bring us the gospel of truth. We are all required by God to obtain knowledge of the gospel and to grow in grace through this amazing gospel. Let me firmly instruct you to obey every spiritual law of God for your benefit and for God's glory. Be filled with this great gospel and as God requires for you. Be filled to overflowing and make this gospel practical through a meek attitude before all people (James 3:13) and one day God shall reward you for your obediance towards him, in King Jesus name.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston
"MOVING HEAVEN!""SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!
December 23, 2016
"THE SACREDNESS OF GODS' EXTRAVAGANT ENDOWNMENT (GIFT) TO HIS SAINT'S"
(2 Cor. 9:15) Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
"Inexpressible" is another word for "unspeakable"; meaning incapable of being uttered. This defination of course is refering to a persons vocal ability to express how they feel or believe about something so amazing or divine that renders them for a period of time unable to find the perfect words to describe an act of God or a gift given by the only one who Himself is deivnely holy and awe inspiring.
Apostle Paul used the word "unspeakable" as a resonable enough adjective to describe his thoughts regarding Gods
gift of his only Son, King Jesus as he addresses his many concerns to the Corinthians in his second epistle. (Is. 42:6) (55:4) (John 3:16). King Jesus is the greatest gift which God has given to all humanity. Through His miraculous virgin birth we have been given grace as a gift (Rom. 5:15) which also brought to us grace accompained with truth (John 1:17). These two forms of grace brought to us a testimony of the diety of KIng Jesus (2 Cor. 1:12) (Gal. 1:6) (1 Pet. 4:10).
Grace which was given to each one of us by God is known as the ground of our justification from sin through the blood of King Jesus (Rom. 5:9). His royal blood was of far greater quality than Adams because he was without sin (Rom. 5:15). Through King Jesus we receive mercy accompained with grace which is the deepest expression of Gods' love in acton on the cross in His Sons death, burial and resurrection power of Almighty God, to raise King Jesus from the dead (Heb. 9:28) (Col. 2:11).
In (2 Cor. 8-9) Paul discusses with the Corinthians his thoughts regarding the two-fold grace. In (1 Cor. 9:6-15) and the concersn which Paul has towards Christians faithful giving is sincerely addressed in these scriptures. Paul encourages them to bring the gift giver (Saints) before Gods' presence at the throne of grace in an attempt to compensate them for their generousity. He is advising them to pray for them. By this act everyone who does so will show forth their obedience to the gospel. It is through every act of obedience to the scriptures that allows Gods blessings and spiritual gifts to be bestowed (2 Cor. 9:12-13).
Giving is seen as a two-fold act whereby others are blessed and God receives the glory with thanksgiving. This process is a recurring.First - Gods blessings and spiritual gifts are numerous and abundant (without measure). Second - From his abundance he pours out grace to supply the many needs of his people who are required to help meet the needs of others from the abundance which they have recieved of God. This should be done with an attitude of gratitude and generosity. Because God is their source of supply.
Through Almighty God's gift of grace, King Jesus, all true believers have been given many spiritual gifts, but for this monthly letter I will highlight seven (7). (1.) King Jesus as our Lord and Saviour (Is. 42:6) (John 6:32-33) (2.) The Holy Spirit as our Comforter (John 16:13-15) (3.) The Holy Spirit (Acts 10:45), The Holy Ghost which is the language of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4) (Jude 1:20)(1 Thes. 1:6) (Acts 6:5) (Rom. 5:5) (4.) Grace (James 6:5) (5.) Wisdom (James 1:5) (6.) Repentance from sin (Acts 11:18) (7.) Faith (Eph. 2:8)(Phil. 1:29).
Gifts from God also include those known as "temporal gifts". These are commonly known as (1.) food and raiment (Gen. 9:3) (Mat.6:25-26). (2.) Rain and fruitful seasons of harvest (Gen. 8:22) (Is. 30:23) (3.) Wisdom (2 Chro. 1:12) (4.) :Peace (1 Chr. 22:9) (5.) to be used or / productive (Ecc. 3:;13) and enjoyed (1 Tim. 4:4-5) (6.) to remember God (Deut. 8:18) (7.) that which all creatures partake of (Ps. 136:25) (Ps. 145:15-16) (8.) Prayer for temperal needs (Zech. 10:1) (Mat. 6:11).
God choose to give gifts to those who obey and serve him in truth for specific reasons such as (1.) as an expression of honor (Mat. 2:11) (2.) for support of the church and the needs of the poor. (Matt. 15:5) (Mark 7:11) (3.) salvation by grace (Eph. 2:8) (4.) as presents for mutual celebration of a joyous occassion (Rev. 11:10) (5) as rewards for faithful servie (Dan. 2:48) (7.) gift of human life (Job 1:21) (8.) Companionship (Gen. 2:18-24) (9.) Children (Gen. 17:6) (10) Sleep (Ps. 127:2) (11.) the ability to work and have artisitic abilities (Deut. 8:18) (Ex. 31:6) (12.) authority for building up the NT Church (2 Cor 0:18) (13.) grace for sharing the gospel (Eph. 3:8) and many other reasons.
Those who receives spiritual and temporal gifts from God are required to have a proper response whih means they are not to develop a boasting attitude but to remain humble (1 Cor. 4:7) (Eph. 2:8), they should show forth gueniune amazment at Gods' extravagant gift of goodness (2 Cor. 9:15); they should be mindful to use their gift to assist in furthering the gospel of KIng Jesus (1 Tim. 4:14) and live according to the gospel of truth in righteousness (Eph. 2:10) and holiness (1 Pet. 1:16).
Saint's of God, gifting has been apart of many cultural traditions for many centuries accross the world. an on December 25, 2016 many people will exchange various types of gifts for numerous reasons, some of which are mention in this letter. However, even though the type of gift is very important it is not nearly as important as the attitude in which it is given or the manner in which it is received. God gave the world his very best gift and there is no one else to come after him (John 3:16); for he was given through prophecy in the (B.C.) which fortold of his virgin birth and after in the (A.D.) teaches us that he will return in his second coming to judge the world.
Many Jews received him while others rejected him and eventulaly killed him. As you reflect upon the miraculous birth of our Lord and Saviour this Christmas Day, remember all that God has done to bring him to earth as a gift of grace to all who receives his only Son, King Jesus. Remember all that King Jesus did to bring us the gift of Eternal life through the gospel of grace, God's unmerited favor. Give according to God's expression of love upon your life, a gift from the heart and soul. Give through the spirit of prayer and give a gift to demonstrate your sincere heart-felt love (or kindness) towards another person with thankfulness. Give an extravant gift they will love and keep sacred as they remember King Jesus, Gods greatest gift to all humanity.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS!" AND A JOYOUS NEW YEAR!"
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
November 18, 2016
"RECOGNIZING AND RESPECTING DIVINE BOUNDRARIES"
(Ez. 43:12) This is the law of the house: Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
Jerusalem, Israel is a city famous for many names in both the OT and the NT, for example it is known as the "Holy City" in (Neh. 11:1) and (Mat. 4:5); also known as "City of the great King" in both (Ps. 48:2) and (Mat. 5:5). Jerusalem is called "City of Peace" (Ps. 122:6) (Ps. 51:18) and highly reguarded as the most prominent city in all ancient Israel (B.C.) during the reign of King David the city was enlarged to become a "defenced city" when David united the kingdom after Saul and quickly made Jerusalem the political and religious capital of the kingdom (1 Chr. 11:4-9), it was chosen because it was centerally positioned between the northern and southern tribes and because of it's unique geographical features in Western Asia made it easy to defend. It was David who named the city "Jerusalem" thus the name "the City of David" (2 Sam. 5:9) which later became the birth place of King Jesus (Luke 2:4) and "city of truth" (Zech. 8:3).
In both the OT and the NT we find that Jerusalem became a city especially chosen by God (2 Chr. 6:6) (Ps. 135:21) and protected by God (Isa. 31:5). There are many instances of God's care and protection over the great and powerful city (2 Sam. 24:16) (2 Kings 19:32-34) (2 Chr. 12:7) with its main or central entrance through large gates (Ps. 122:2) (Jer. 17:19-21) (Rev. 21:21). This ancient holy city (Isa. 48:2) was the most important city then, and in A.D. and remains one of the most talked about cities of all times; it was publicly entered into by King Jesus as King in (Mat. 21:9-10) and the place of his death, burial and resurrection (Luke 9:31) (Acts 13:27, 29).
Today, Israel has an estimated population of 8,541,000 residing on land the size of 20,770 km while Jerusalem, the Urban area is populated with approximately 839,000. Though considered relatively small when compared to larger countries, Jerusalem, Israel still remains a very powerful country defending it's people from enemies just as they did in ancient times "by the grace of Almighty God" (Gen. 14:1), and "God Almighty" (Ex. 6:3) (Rev. 21:22).
In (2 Sam. 5:5) King David had the Ark of the Covenant moved from Kirjath-jearm to Jerusalem and instructed his son, Solomon to build a temple, a place where God would dwell and put his name there (2 Chr. 7:14-15) (2 Chr. 3-4). Recogninzing and respecting divine boundaries is very important such as those which God enforced upon the nation/kingdom of Israel for them to be a terror to their enemies (Zech. 12:2-3), for them to be His chosen people Deut.7:6) (1 Pet. 2:9), from whom the gospel of truth through King Jesus would come (Zech. 8:3) (John 14:6) and would change the world, forever (Isa. 2:3; 40:9) and defeat Satan's Kingdom authority (1 John 3:8).
Recognizing and respecting divine boundaries is essential to spiritual growth and promotion such as Moses and Aaron and Miriam; Joshua who was commissioned by God to become Moses's successor (Josh. 1:1); and in the NT King Jesus disciples who later became apostles (Eph. 4:11-12) and the founders of the NT church. Divine boundaries were futher acknowledged when Paul was seperated to preach the gospel to the Gentiles (Romans 11;13) (Gal. 2:1-10) (Acts 13:46) and Peter to the Jews (Acts 2) but in (Gal. 2:1-10) we find that the pilliars of the NT Church in Jerusalem, Peter, John, and James approved the no-law gospel which was preached powerfuly by Paul in Syria and Cilicia with his focus on Gentile evangelism.
Recognizing and respecting divine boundaries is very beneifical and profitable towards the kingdom of God as seen in the establishment of the earthly temple of God which God used Moses and His people to build. The temple was constructed to have three main parts (1.) The courts, (2.) The Holy Place , designed for the priest only and (3.) The Most Holy Place designed solely for the high priest to enter once a year for the attonement of sins of the nation of Israel's people. Another boundary is established, a curtain was used to seperate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. The temple curtain was torn into as King Jesus died hanging on a cross on Calvary, the Aramatic word for skull is "Galgothia", a place known also as "Galgothia's Hill", this is the execution site just outside of the walls of Jerusalem (John 19:20) (Heb. 13:12-13).
The tearing of the curtain symbolized the fact that all boundaries between God and humanity was not only removed but destroyed just as King Jesus body was torn and destroyed by the wicked Jews. This destruction of the
earthly temple (curtain) set all people free on earth to seek God, approach God, and become one with God by the blood sacrifice for sin which King Jesus was made an attonement. Through the complexity of the OT sacrifices we come to understand the emense sacrifice King Jesus made for us all as explained in (Heb. 10:11-12).
Recognizing and respecting divine boundaries is also the acceptance of divine power and authority. Divine authority is seen in two forms such as (1.) Intrinsic authority which is known as dominion power whereby a person exercises innate qualities (they are born with wisdom and power) such as by royal birth (Jesus) and not by any means of physical instruction or strength (Zech. 9:9) some are born into intrinsic authority through divine prophesy such as the baby Jesus (2.) Delegated authority is known to be given to a person from God who has intrinsic authority and power to a person serving in a particuliar office such as Samuel in (1Sam. 1:11, 19-28) or to perform a specific function such as in the case Samson in (Judges 1) and when the power of God came mightly upon Samson and he slew a thousand Philistines in (Judges. 15:14). All power belongs to God and those who choose to follow the apostles doctrine should submit to the system of authority which God has already designed for the NT Church and in Civil government (Deut. 17:12).
In (Ez.43:12) this scripture teaches about God's demand /exhortation to His people Israel that the Temple must be Holy and seprated from whoredom, referring to the temple prostitution (Deut. 22:21-24). The Temple is seen here as the Throne of God in (Jer. 3:17) and in other scriptures as heaven (Isa. 66:1) (Ps. 2:4). Israel is also given instruction to be kept seperated from graves, and palaces of their Kings because they were situtated on the same hill where Solomon built the Temple (2 Kings 23:7). The OT Temple and the NT temple which is your body, have the same requirements as seen in (1Chr. 6:19-20) (2 Chr. 7:14-18). Because the written Word of God is affairmed repeatedly by King Jesus and his apostles as having divine authority (boundaries) it is proven to be the absolute standard concerning both good and evil including that which presents itself as true or false.
Recognizing and respecting divine boundaries which God has set forth within his written Word requires all saint's of God to understand, love, and appericate as well as live according to truth such as these:
(1.) God hears and answers prayer based upon the scriptures which posses absolute and final authority concerning all matters of life and death.
(2.) Our salvation is given to us based upon the doctrines of the OT and a new covenant in the NT and not apart from it (Jer. 17:9) (John 14:6) (Rom. 10:9-10).
(3.) All moral and ethical issues are addressed within the Holy Scriptures of which the Word of God has divine boundaries.
(4.) The book of John chapter 16 and verse 13-15 teaches on the power and authority of the Holy Spirit which is the Spirit of Truth guiding God's people into truth. It is the will and design of God for his people to live a life of truth and not apart from it.
Saint's of God, recognizing and respecting divine boundaries allows for divine inspiration and divine authority to be imparted to us through God's written word and through the voice of the Holy Spirit living within in us. It is the will of God for all those who choose to live righteous and holy to live free from sin and to be seperated from the world (John 17) inorder to defeat every enemy. Let me encourage and firmly instruct each one of you to grow in grace and mature in King Jesus and serve God as he requires, giving him your very best self, for he has given us his very best, His only Son, (John 3:16) King Jesus, and nothing less.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN THE NAME OF KING JESUS!"
October 21, 2016
"DEEPLY ROOTED AND DEEPLY GROUNDED"
(Rom. 11:18) Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root tree.
The root of a tree is sometimes extremely complex and has it's dependance upon many factors referring to the species of the plant itself, type of soil composition and the availability of nutrients. All root formations grow to specific atomspheric and enviornmential conditions, which if changed, can impede or retrad the plant's growth. All plants have the inate ability to adopt to seasonal changes.
The first root that comes from a plant is called "radicle" or the "embryo" or the "primary root". There are essentially four main functions of this primary root even at such a small stage of existence. (First) absorption of water and inorganic nutrients (John 4:14) (John 7:38) (Second) anchoring of the plant body to the ground and supporting it. (Acts 27:40) (3 John 1:11) (Third) storage of food and nutrients (1 Tim. 6:19) (4.) vegetative reproduction and competition with other plants (Gen. 1:1) (Acts 11:2) (Neh.13:17).
Typically known as the part of the plant that lies beneath the earths soil, the root can also be what is known as "aerial" that is growing up above the ground or especially above water. Most tree roots usually grow to three (3) times the diameter of the branch spread, only half (1/2) of which lie beneath the trunk and canopy. Roots food supply typically comes from the same side of the foliage on the same side of the branch. The deepest roots are known to grow in deserts and temperate coniferous forests, the shollowest in tundra, boreal forest and temperate grasslands. The root with the depth of sixty (60) meters of living capasity was observed in Arizona USA during the excavation of an open pit mine. It is believed that some roots can grow to the height of as deep as the tree is high. For example the Shepherds Tree in Botswana grows up to ten (10) m (33 ft) tall. The plant with the root depth of sixty-eight (68) metters (223 ft deep) was a specimen found in the central kalahari in 1974 this is the plant with its roots being the deepest ever recorded (it's characteristic is white bark).
The term "tree" is mention many places within the OT and NT along with the many scriptures discussing "root" and "roots". Dendron meaning a living, growing tree is known by the fruit it produces (Mat.12:33) (John 15:12) (Mat. 7:16) (Gal. 5:22-23). "A good tree" is mentioned in (Mat. 17-18), a "corrupt tree" dilto, and in Jude the word is used metaporically of evil teachers, autumn tree whose fruit withereth, and in (Luke 13:19) there is mention a great tree, the fig tree is illustrative of Israel and "all the trees" is indicating gentile nations.
One specific tree mentioned in (Luke 19:4) is the Sycamore Tree which has it's orgin in the fig species, with it's leaves like the mulberry and fruit like the fig. It's stature is less than the Sycamine tree and spreads it's forilage to cover an area from sixty (60) to eighty (80) feet in diameter.The ficus sycamorus of the Bible is native to the Middle East and eastern Asia, more specifically Israel, Jordan. The Sycamore tree in Natanya, Israel is a very famous tree and has a big circumference of more than twelve (12) meters (39 feet) and became a wonderful playground for children. The city later commissioned a mosaic to be placed in front of the tree and it was surrounded by a small park to reflect its historical and culture value to the city.
The Kermes Oak Tree on Mount Hermon, Golan Heights, even though there are numerous oak tees to be found in Israel there is one which stands out above them all in Har Habetarim, the spot which is traditionally recognized as the place where God promised Abraham that his descendants would inherit the promised land (Ex. 23:20) (1Chr.16:18). The oak trees are hudge with very strong trunks of nearly six (6) meters (19.6 feet) in circumference. Presently there is a small building were the local Jews and travelers pray at the place called "Place of Beloved Abraham" since the 16th century. The area has become a military zone until futher notice.
In (Rom.11:16-18) Apostle Paul introduces the concept and principle of the dedication of first fruits to God and the natural relationship between the "root" of a tree and it's branches. These two metaphors illustrate one primary truth: Israel is certainly not only the first fruits in God's divine plan of salvation, but Israel is also the nation in which this salvation is rooted. But because of some of the Jews unbelief some of the branches of this tree has been broken by the wrath of God. The Gentiles of that day and even present day were considered wild olive trees, they were grafted into the life of the Abrahamic root in place of those dead Jewish branches which have been discarded. It is very important for all Gentiles of both past and present day to realize that not all of Israel was discarded by God but He chose to save a small remant. And just unrepentant Israel has been discarded, broken off. The main life giving support of the tree of Abraham has not been removed. Those wild branches (Israelites) gained their nuterients and sustence from the root which continues to bear a remant of Jewish believers.
In his message to the Gentiles Apostle Paul attempts to bring unity and support to the Gentiles by encouraging them to understand and believe what God has been doing in the life of those unbelieving Jews in (Rom. 11:18-24). In the OT passage of scriptures Paul found the same sin of pride which manifested in the Jews assuming that they alone knew God better than any other race. Apostle Paul pointed out the same type of sinful nature had occured in the NT Gentiles.
Apostle Paul further explains his message for all people
both Jews and Gentiles must not yield to the temptations of the enemy to discredit or disrespect the Jews who are Gods' chosen people but rather to know and understand with their heart and mind if it had not been for God's grace and mercy, the Gentiles would never have been selected or allowed to be grafted into the life of God which the Jewish nation of people enjoy.
In other words, the same life source which enables them (Jews) to produce fruit also grows from the same root that the old stock (stem) of Israel grows. The Gentile church must never think of forgetting its reliance upon the divine grace of Almighty God, or else her end will become the same as the old branches which were cut off. God is more than able to restore the old branches if he choose, in the place of adding or grafting in branches which are altogether different in their place. Grace, is what all believers of God in King Jesus must put their trust for all that encompases the doctrine of grace unto salvation.
Saint's of God, in (Jer.17:7-8) Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. It is the perfect will of God for his people to trust in him and not in themselves (humanism) they are certain to come to heartache, disappointment and ruin. But all those who put their complete trust in God in heaven and earth shall be blessed and be rewarded, even though they may face many of life's difficult test and trails they will come through them without becomeing afraid or anxious because they are "deeply rooted and deeply grounded" in their faith in God (their roots go down deep into God and his written word) to bring them out and to prosper them just as he promised Abraham.
By choosing to have a good understanding of the spiritual foundation on which your faith (root system) has it's basis in your spiritual growth and life existance that it is at the "foot of the cross of King Jesus" where he hung, bleed and died for your mortal sins (Hos. 14:5). That those whose root system is very spiritually healthy and deep in depth of the gospel of King Jesus on a strong and solid foundation (Eph. 3:17), they receive praise of God (Ps 50:23) (Mar. 4:3), they take heed to the parabolic teachings of King Jesus to become spiritual giants.
Remember that the doctrines of the apostles (Eph. 2:20) and the root is figrative of King Jesus who taught them the first primary principles of the gospel (Hebrews 6:12)
they are comprised of the decrees and purposes of Almighty God (2 Tim. 2:19) and are the security of our saintly inheritance (Heb. 11:10). By the mighty power of God not only will your roots grow very deep but the circumference (width) of your trunk (spiritual body) and it's height can grow signficantly as tall or taller in height than some of the trees mention in this letter. You are the one who decides how strong, how mighty, how powerful, how tall and how deep your roots (spiritual life) will grow. Choose to grow like the Cedars of Lebanon, and not like the wicked, green bay trees (Ps. 37:35) whose end was utter destruction. But rather choose to grow, and grow and grow and always remember, "whatever is alive grows and grows continuely" only "dead things do not grow".
Remain alive and flourishing in King Jesus name.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
'MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
September 21, 2016
"GOOD CHILDREN CONTRASTED WITH WICKED CHILDREN"
(Eph. 6:1-3) Children, obey; your parents in the Lord: for this is right. HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER; which is the first commandment with promise; THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH THEE, AND THOU MAYEST LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.
For every family under the sun, children are the essential aspects (elements) required by defination, nature, and the way a "family" is view both in the Bible days as well as this present day and age. The expression "family" as a noun indicates a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, or a group existing together or not living under the same household structure commonly known as "the traditional family".
Children are the offspring (product, result of, or effect) of a legaly married man and a woman to each other whereby the child is conceived before their parents obtained a legal divorce, the status of this child is know as legitimacy. This happens in several cases, however, in this modern world there are other instances which differ from the traditional family, known as illegitimacy; and referred to the status of a child who is born outside of marriage as a bastard child (Heb. 12:8)(Deut. 23:2).
Children are sometimes announced to a married couple through prophecy, with instructions on how to care and raise such a child (Gen. 15:18) (Judg. 13:3) (Is. 7:14) (Luke 1:26-38). In most all eastern nations the male offspring is highly valued, and the absence of a male child is regarded as one of the severest punishments (Gen. 16:2) (7:14) (Is. 47:9). Both male and female children are precious in the sight of God, and during the early years they were under the care of the mother (Prov. 31:1). Afterwards boys were taken by the father under his charge. The authority of parents, especially of the father, over children was very great, as was also the reverance enjoIned by the law to be paid to parents.
In most all cultural context, legitimacy can affect a child's right's of inheritance to the putiative father's estate in additon to the childs rights to bear the fathers surname or title. A biological father should be supporative and provide for the care and raising of their children, although, in many cases they do not if the child is raised by another man, most likely he will be required by law to provide monetary support. In most eastern cultures the inheritance was divided equally between all the sons except the eldest, who received a double portion (Gen. 25:3) (49:3) (Judg. 11:2; 7) Daughters had by right no portion in the inheitance; but if a man had no sons, his inheritance passed to his daughters, who were forbidden to marry outside of their fathers tribe. (Num. 27:1,8) (36:2, 8). Inheritance has been apart of human societies for centuries and studies show customs where inheritance were only to males (patrilineal inheritance) and in some cultures (matrilineal succession) where property can only be passed to females. Most modern cultures engage equalitarian inheritance without regard to discrimination of gender, or birth order.
Good children's obedience to parents is well pleasing to God (Col. 3:20) and comes with a reward (Eph. 6:3) (Acts 2:39) because King Jesus is with them (1Sam. 3:19) (Mat 18:5). And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Good children are God fearing and they know the scriptures (2 Tim. 3:15) and observe the law of God (Prov. 28:7); they shall be called blessed (Prov. 3:1-4) (Eph. 6:2-3). They are eager and willing to show love to both their parents (Gen. 46:29) through obediance (Gen. 28:7) (47:30); they attend to their parents teaching when young and when they are old (Pro. 22:6); they make their parents heart glad (Prov. 10:1) (29:17); they demonstrate a teachable spirit of faith and humility which is a requisite for the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven (Mat. 18:3-4) to show as an incentive for submission to God; they honor the aged (Job 32:6-7).
The word "honor" in (Eph. 6:2) means to have an inward and outward respect and reverence for both parents, alike. This verse when obeyed properly brings a reward of a two-fold promise from Almighty God to the children, therefore, honoring and obeying both parents brings a reward of (A.) long life (the average life span of man and woman is seventy-two (72) years, although, many obedient children live far beyond this age). (B.) a prosperous life upon earth includes good health, financial prosterity, wisdom, peace among others and a very nice place to live. (Inheriatnce is the practice of passing on property, titles, jewelry, debts, rights, obligations, and land, clothing, care of young children, animals, ect. upon the death of a parent or another relative.) There are some instances where a benefactor, who is a person who gives some form of help to benefit a person, group or an organization (the beneficiary) often gifting a monetary contribution. Here are a few examples Issac (Gen. 22:6-10) Joseph (Gen. 45:9) (46:29) (Judg. 11:34, 36) Samuel (1 Sam. 3:19) Obadiah (1 kings 18:12) Esther (Esther 2:20) Timothy (2 Tim. 3:15).
Good children are the offspring of those who live righteous (Prov. 11:21) they will be delivered out of trouble; and their pursuit of righteousness will be justified for they have no fellowship with the unrighteous (2 Cor.6:14).
Good children who walk in and follow righteousness are considered the excellent of the earth (Ps. 16:3) (Prov. 12:26) and they are accepted by God (Acts 10:35).
Wicked Children are those who are void of understnding (Prov. 7:7) they are those who are filled with pride and boastfullness, they do not know God neither do they regard their parents teachings. They live their lives cursing their parents, family and friends, they bring a reproach upon them (Prov. 19:26); they are a calamity to them (Prov. 19:13); they are a grief to their parents and family members while despising their elders (Job 19:18); they mock prophets (2 Kings 2:20-21); they live to mock and smite their parents.
Wicked children can expect to receive only frustration and punishment for there is no inheritance for them (Gal. 4:30); no fatherly care (Heb. 12:8) and they are despised by others (Judg. 11:27) Their end is filled with gluttony and drunkenness (Deut. 21:20-21). Without King Jesus as their savior there is no hope of eternal salvation only hell and destruction.
Wicked children are considered the "Devils' own" (1John 3:10) They are commonly know as stubborn (Deut. 21:18-21); scorners (Prov. 3:17); robbers (Prov. 28:24); smiters (Ex. 21:15); cursers (Lev. 20:9). They lack perential obligations such as nurishment (1 Sam. 1:22); training (Eph. 6:4); instruction (Gal. 4:1-2); employment (1 Sam. 17:15); inheritance (Luke 12:13-14).Their wicked lifestyle is exemplified in Esau (Gen. 26:34-35); Sons of Eli (1 Sam. 2:12, 17); Sons of Samuel (1 Sam. 8:3); Absalom (2 Sam. 15:10); Children at Bethel (2 Kings 2:23) (Is. 1:4).
THE DUTIES OF ALL CHILDREN BOTH GOOD AND WICKED ARE:
(1.) to obey parents and the aged, and those who are in authority over them (Eph. 6:1-3) (1 Tim. 2:1-6)
(2.) to honor their parents Heb.12:9)
(3.) to respect the aged (1 Pet. 5:5)
(4.) Care for their parents (1 Tim. 5:4)
(5.) to demonstrate obedience to God (Deut. 30:2)
(6.) to remember God (Eccl. 12:1)
Saint's of God, children are a great blessing to righteous parents. It is the will of God for children to be produced as a result and reward for a husband and a wife who honor God and live according to his written word (Ps. 24:5) and who are led in the path of righteousness (Ps. 23:3). It is the will of God for good children to love, respect and obey both their parents for it brings a promise to them (Eph. 6:1-3). God's judgments are designed to lead to righteousness (Is. 26:9). Both righteous parents and good children who obey Gods written word can look forward to receiving a crown from God as a reward (2 Tim. 4:8) as a result of demonstrating the fruit of the spirit in righteousness before wicked people (Eph. 5:9) who practice teaching their children wickedness. Be encouraged to continue teaching your good children the ways of King Jesus for you will one day be exalted by God (Job 36:7) and dwell in safety (Is. 33:15-16) and shall be delivered out of troubles (Prov. 11:21) Though hand joined in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. Trust and hope in God and bless your good children every day, giving thanks to God for each one of your children, and pray for the parents who do not have good children remembering them before God , in King Jesus name.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
August, 17, 2016
"LAY IT NOT TO MY CHARGE,LORD!" "WHAT SATAN DID IN HEAVEN!"
"AND WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING ON THE EARTH!"
(1 John 3:8) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Stephen, during his martyrdom by the hand of his enemies, the Jews, responded to them in (Acts 7:60) And he kneeled down, and said with a loud voice,Lord,lay not this sin to their charge.
And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
The word "charge" here actially is referred to as "histemi"; a Greek word meaning "to cause to stand" making a person accountable for his deed, words; thoughts. Stephen was one of the seven people chosen to assist the apostles of King Jesus in the administration of the affairs of the early church in Jerusalem. Although, he was not a strict Jew by tradition of the Plaestinians, he was known as a Hellenist; meaning he had accepted some or most of the Greek customs. Stephen was known as a man of outstanding character,full of the Spirit of God through King Jesus, in faith, wisdom, and power. Athough his ministry career was brief but renowned and glorious. He proved himself as a forceful apologist and a worker of miracles. God demonstrated his aproval of Stephens faithful service by shining an angelic presence upon his countenance in (Acts 6:15) And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel. Saul and his followers rejected Stephens message and martyred him. (Acts 6:8) (11:19).
The topic "Lay it not to my charge, Lord!" "What Satan did in heaven!"; "Lay it not to my charge, Lord!""What the devil is doing in the earth!" can be applicable through the saving grace of King Jesus. Stephen in his defense of the gospel knew that his enemies were not the responsible ones for his martydom because they were acting just as they were taught to do through the nature of sin in their flesh through the fall of Satan from heaven (Luke10:18-19) And he said unto them I beheld Satan as lightening fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. and through the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:1-24) on earth. Stephens plea unto the Lord in (Acts 7:8) removed some of the darkness about him as he lay diying upon the ground. He was asking God to forgive their sin, and by so doing a young man name Saul (Paul) was later chosen by King Jesus on the Damascus road to become one of the most infulential leaders and writers of the NT gospel and founders of the NT Church.
King Jesus is the only one who could be found worthy to remove sin in the earth and through his death and resurrection heaven was purified of the evil of Satans attempt to usurp the throne of God. In (Rom. 6:23) we know that the wages of sin is death, and in Ezekiel we are taught "the soul who sins dies" (Ez. 10:20).The Bible which is the written word of God lets us know that all sin is an abomination unto God (Prov. 6:16-19), and God hates all those who commit iniquity (Psa. 5:5). Sins evil presence in the earth is obvious and can not be escaped in this life, but because King Jesus has removed all charges of sin on our account through his pure and holy blood sacrifice we can escape sins power and its effect on our lives through the power of God.
"Lay it not to my charge, Lord!""What Satan did in heaven!" "Lay it not to my charge, Lord!" "What the devil is doing in the earth!" The enemies wicked attitude towards God causes people to: (1.) Hate him (Rom. 8:7) (2.) Deny him (Ps. 14:1) (3.) Disobey him (Tit. 1:16) Their spiritual state is : (1.) Blindness (2 Cor. 4:4) (2.) Slavery to sin (2 Pet.14;19) (3.) Deadness (Eph. 2:1) (4.) Displeasing (Rom. 8:8) Their works are: (1.) Boastful (Ps. 10:3-6) (2.) Full of evil (Rom.1:29-32) (3.) Haters of the gospel (John 3:19-20) (4.) Sensual (2 ) Pet. 22:12-22) They are the cause of: (1.) Crimes in the streets (Ez.7:23) (2.) Slander (Prov. 6:16, 19) (3.) Raising false reports (Ex. 23:1) (4.) Strife (Prov. 26:20) (5.) Discord among the brotheren (Prov. 6:19) (6.) murder (Ps. 31:13) (7.) Unsatctified knowledge (1 Cor. 8:1) (8.) Hinerances to seeking God (Hosea 7:10).
Their sin is followed by: Shame (Prov.11:2) Debasement (Prov. 29:23) (Is.28:3) Destruction (Prov. 16:18) (18:12) recompense (Ps. 31:23) Punishment (Zeph. 2:10-11) (Mal. 4:1) Curses (Gal. 3:10). Their sin is exemplified in: Athithophel (2 Sam. 17:23) Pharaoh (2 Chro. 32:25) Haman (Esther 3:5) Tyre (Is. 23:9) Babylon (Jer. 50:29, 32) Edom (Obadiah 1:3). Judgment of the wicked will not go unpunished (Deut. 28:15-68) for sin is the transgression of the law (James 2:10-11) (1 John 3:4) and the law shows exceeding sinfulness of the struggle of sins in the flesh (Rom. 7:13) the law curses those guilty of sin (Gal. 3:10).
Becaue we know and understands the nature of sin that it comes from the heart (Mat. 15:19) is the fruit of lust (James 1:15) has a sting of death (1 Cor. 15:56); is dead works (Heb. 6:1) is deceitful (Heb 3:13) is a reproach unto God (Num. 15:30) (Ps.74:18) is a hinderance to improvement (Prov. 26:12). All saints of God who have been given a "charge of God" as his Defenders of the Faith (Phil 1:7) have a great influance in public affairs to designate leaders in government and business (1Sam. 9:15) with power to recommend civil and military appoinments (2 Kings 4:;13) and to expostulate leaders as Samuel with Saul (1Sam.13:11) Nathan with David (2 Sam. 12:1-14) Elijah with Ahab (1 Kings 18:17-18) The people of God should be as faithful in duties and services as Moses (Deut. 4:26) Jeremiah (Jer. 17:16) Peter (Acts 8:18-23) and Paul (Acts 20:26-27) and of course Stephen (Acts 7:60), in the image of King Jesus as he hung bleed and died on the cross to take away all sin in the body, soul and spirit (Rom. 5:8-9). But God commendeth his love toward us; in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Much more than, being now justified
by his blood, we shall be saved from the wrath through him.
Saint's of God, we all should loudly proclaim "LAY IT NOT TO MY CHARGE LORD!" "WHAT SATAN DID IN HEAVEN!" "LAY IT NOT TO MY CHARGE, LORD!" "WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING IN THE EARTH!" because King Jesus blood has made me free from sin (Rom. 6:18), I am dead to sin (Rom.6:2;11) (1 Pet. 2:24),I profess that I have ceased from sin (1Pet. 4:1), I can not live in sin (1 John 3:9); I have a holy resolve against sin (Job 34:32),the fear of God is restraining me from sin (Ps. 4:4). When God's people truly obey his word and refrain from entertaining evil through obscurity then a way of escape from all that Satan did in heaven and all that the devil is doing in the earth is provided through Gods promises (2 Pet.1:4).
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!""SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
July 18, 2016
"THE QUEST FOR STAR QULAITY LIKE UNTO:
"THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR, KING JESUS"
(Rev. 22:16) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
The script, stage, leading actor or actress have all been typecast. Everyone knows their lines and are dressed in make-up and costume while cue cards are waved before them in case someone forgets their lines. We all have watched either a theather production or movie of some sort or havve been a part of one before graduating high school or college. How exciting and exhausting at the same time, and everyone is happy at the end of each great performace with the recognition of the audiances applause and public acclaims to fame. "That's over", "that a done deal", and on to the next show. The guest for star quality in any event large or small, local or national, is very imortant and often refers to a group or a persons destiny, fortune, temperment, and is often regarded as influncing and determed by other stars as a person who is celebrated or distinqiused in some sort of art, profession, vocation, or military.
Our roles and positions in life are similiar to that of events of a stage play. But it is obvious that life is not a play, not a game. For some there is not platform or dress rehearsal, many enter into eternity all too soon, because someone forgot to tell them some important fact of life. Life is to be lived by Gods standards, rule and regulations, and God decides who gets the leading role, not man. Everyone is born with a purpose, and its up to the parents and others in leadership to help young people find their important role or position in life. The basic foundation of the heart, soul and character of a child is believed to be instilled within them at birth or within the first five (5) years of their life. Everyone or I should say, almost everyone desires to "shine as bright as a star" or become brilliant or prominent as somebody," if its only our parents dream.
The type of star quality which I want to address is that which God has designed for his "star person" (servant) is that which God has designed for them through his divinely confered power, talent, or gifting, for the one who is blessed with grace, attractiveness, kindness, and favor in a highly infulential leadership position to govern his kingdom on earth and in heaven.
A "star" actually manifests Gods power. This is what the cosmic luminaries "stars in the heavens" do, for they are an essential function in life of all humanity. Stars are synonymously appplied to Gods, our creators spiritiual leaders and rulesrs of creation, being linked to divine government. For some, their leaders were viewed as the interpreters of God's law, particularily concerning creation law (Ga. 3:19) (Heb. 2:2. God raises up men and women to lead in every known occupation, vocation, and career endeavor; many who become famous for years while others are known as a "flash in the pan", they are a star burned out too soon, or too fast, generally because of some type of bad behavior or bad publicity. Whatever the situtation they held the "spot light" for perhaps just fif-teen minutes or a few hours or maybe a few years.
Gods, plan and purpose for star quality usually spans a life time from birth until finish. Through Gods divine providence he enables his stars to shine bright until the second coming (through documents and acclaims of fame (Heb. 11) of King Jesus who is the greatest star among all cosmic and human star quality persons. He is the bright and morning star (Rev. 22:16). King Jesus is the fullfillment of the messianic promise of (Is. 11:1) (cf. 5:5) (Rom. 1:3). As the bright and morning star, King Jesus will shortly bring in the new age: (Num. 24:17) (Rom. 13:11-12) (2 Pet. 1:19) to the unsaved to come unto him in faith for eternal life through the Holy Spirit working in the church to bring the final evangelism to the world that they may drink of the water of life freely. In the divine government of God in his divine providence he upholds all things by his mighty power (Heb. 1:3) because he is great, strong, and more than able to bring his plan and purpose to completition just as he did for King Jesus and many others before him through the fullfillment of his word (Luke 11:20).
Through Gods plan and purpose in developing his choen people to become a "star quality" person he instills within them his defination of (1.) Quality---(Ex. 29:35) God gives Moses a plan to help him ordain Aaron and his sons to their priestly office through a ceremony lasting seven (7) days inorder to establish quality control in building a standardized form of worship preventing the Israelites from worshipping God through their own megar ideas. Also, this method of control further differentiated the Hebrews from their former practice of adapting the ways of the pagans Canaanites they would become exposed to in the Promised Land. Obediance to Gods purpose and plan from straying away from him and into immoral religious practice. God wanted Israel to know how serious his relationship is with them, and through their obediance he could use them in future service.
Another method of developing a star is through quality work used as and expression of worship. Those who spun cloth, made decreative items, made a beautiful contribution to the tabernacle. Star people take pride in the quality and beauty of their work. Because God looks upon the heart and soul of a person and not only the outward appearance, good quality work with a great attitude leads to rewards no matter if you are in a entry level position or you are just been named a corpoorate executive, or won a merit badge of courage, allow your work to reflect the creative abilities God has given you and be thankful (Ex. 35:25).
Realize that your quality of life many times will effect others. "When life gets to difficult to stand kneel," is a great expression because many people including Born-Again ones would rather blend into the background rather than stand up in a crowd for the cause of King Jesus when under oppression and need to defend their faith. Refuse to be a coward solider, who has lost their salt and are worthless to the kingdom of God (Luke 14:25-35) because they have lost their flavor or taste for the gospel of King Jesus. We are to help maintain the balance between good and evil in the earth so that evil will not prevail. Remember, we are all here through the divine providence of God. Gods purpose will not fail. He will raise up someone who will stand up for their faith in the gospel of King Jesus to enlighten those who are in dakness. Are you a "star quality person?".
Value is another means by which God through his divine providence for man purposed for them to become a "star". God loves all of his creation especially "man and woman". They were created a little lower than himself and the angels, this is a very high value system. "Don't you think!" I certainly do." The next time the devil thempts you to devalue yourself---remember God considers you very valuable in his eyesight. You, me and all who name the name of King Jesus have great worth because we bear the stamp of our creator, God (Gen. 1:26-27) and sealed with a promise (Eph. 1:13) (Eph. 4:30). God values his "star" people based upon his own character and certainly not ours. God does not value us baised on our financial status, or social network, or position, but rather based upon your desire to obey him ad allow him to mold and make you into his defination of a "star quality person" equal but not less than King Jesus (Rom. 8:17) (Gal. 3:29). Remember the Hall of Faith (Heb. 11) is filled with servants of God who all had very humble beginnings from poverty and rose to fame and fortune as leaders and ambassadors from among the social outcast.
Be cautious and careful to treat people that are outcast favorably as though they have value and worth. Prove through your daily lifestyle of actions that all people are valuable in Gods eyes, many that are poor today are rich tomorrow. And remember this very important thing, God knows who you are. You, yes, you to the very depts of your soul, you can not hide from God even David could not hide from God, his sin with Bath-sheba was made known by Gods prophet Nathan. So, don't think you can hide even the smallest detail of sin or shame from his presence, yet, God still values you and forgive you and accepts you (Mat. 10:30). He is with you during the good and the very bad times of your life, watching and protecting you even though you don't think that he is, or when your body feels as though God has forgotten you, because it is filled with so much pain. But somehow something or someone makes you smile, and even laugh for a few minutes, you forgot your pain.
The greatest thing on earth you have to value is --- your citizenship in heaven (Mat. 13:44-46) This is what especially makes you "a star quality" person. You realize your value your worth. "And it's awesome!" Some people stumble upon money laying decreitly underneath something, with such amazement, they are aware of its value and leave what they already possess, their jacket, a book or purse. When you value your worth to the kingdom of God, you will gladly part with excess baggage of sin and bad habits to gain the worth of the money you found. Cast off those worldly cares and trust God to make you a priestly servant, a king or queen in his kingdom where no theif can enter.
Dignity- is another character trait needed to live a "star quality" life. Knowing that Gods word teaches us that He is the creator of all of heaven and earth and place both angels and man and woman in it. Regardless of what ancient and modern scientist say, about evolution regarding the origin of the universe, hold to your belief in what God's word says about how God through his divine providence as the supreme God created the earth and all thats within it because of His great love to give his people a place in it. (Gen. 1), teaches us how the earth was created, you don't need more, unless you desire to become an expert or teach on the subject. But what you do need to know is that Gods plan and purpose is for you in the earth. This is whats most important, this is what gives you your value, worth and dignity. Obeying God gives worth and dignity.
Live within Gods perfect will and not outside of it. Know that Gods presonal care for us each and everyday also gives us dignity. You have been set-free from a spirit of slavery to Satan's kingdom and adopted into the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven. Having been given freedom and dignity with access to God through King Jesus and by his blood, his work on the cross. When you pray, fast, and read the word of God daily you can remain free fom Satan's wicked devices because you are redeemed and have been given weapons to destroy the enemy (2 Cor. 10:4-5) (Eph. 6:10-18). Use every weapon to defeat the enemy of your righteousness to stay free of a slave mentality, and bondage to sin.
Victory---can be experienced in your spiritual life everyday by maintaining a live and active faith, ready for battle against every enemy (1 Sam. 4:6-7) knowing what God has done or you in the past will help to encourage
you when trials are bigger or mighter. Just know that God will fight with you when you live a life of obedieance towards him, if not, you will be left to fight under your own strength which leads to defeat (Joshua 6:18) (Jousha 7:13). Strive to keep your life new and fresh before God and man each day, realizing that small victories matter to your faith in God, and that God gives you present spiritual victories and the assurance of a final victory over Satan and his co-horts. (Heb. 11:39-40). Victories of healing and freedom from sin. Eternal life is our present and future victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. Maintain your faith in knowing Gods promises are ture, even death, hell and the grave are defeated, King Jesus is coming back again.
Saint's of God, it is the will of God for all of his chosen people to become "star quality" because of all that King Jesus who is the "Bright and Morning Star" has done and is coming again to do for his people. Star quality is ordained of God, manifests Gods power in the earth, is of great worth and value to both God and man, comes in
different quanities and designed specifically for each individual, because God would not ask you to do something to great for a person of small statue, nor would he require someone who is a giant size to do something too small for his natural body. So trust God, follow his divine providance for your life and become a shining "star quality person" every day and you will be greatly rewarded with a "stary crown" while the movie stars receive a sidewalk star as recogniation of their many acheivements, you will have the greatest and best reward God can give, in King Jesus name.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" " SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
June 15, 2016
"THE REPROACH OF OUR NATION"-UNDER SIEGE BY IMMORALITY
(Pr. 14:34) Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
In the aftermath of the televised breaking news media reports regarding the massacre of forty-nine (49) people, six (6) in critical condition, and many more injured during the shootings at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12, 2016.The nation and the world at large are outraged at what appears to be another terrorist attack against innoncent people. This night club is known for it's nightlife where homosexual people meet for a night on the town for entertainment and social / dating connections with those who beleive in and practice a homosexual lifestyle. According to President Obama the homosexual references is to lesbian, gays, bi-sexuals and transgender people under the acronym "LGBT", which Obama shared on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in his televised speach. Also, while watching a brief segment of news on this subject on PBS, I was made aware that the LGBT community leaders are seeking legal action to be accepted in society as equals to those who are in a married status.
President Obama also address the issue of "lone actors" who commit terroristic attackes, he said "The U.S. law enforcement officals "are doing everything to stop these kinds of attacks; but are "sobered" by the difficulity in trying to detect "these lone actors" beforehand. While the terrorism is an important priority for the U.S. government, the issue of legalizing and sanctioning the rights of the"LGBT" lifestyle is a rebellion in the face of our creator, God; God's orginal plan for man and woman does not include the "LGBT" community of immorality. However, the Holy Bible does warn aginst it (Rom. 1:26-27).
The Word of God teaches us that God expresses His nature (holiness, truth, and justice) towards mankind by punishing sin in the flesh and spirit. Sexual sin, and all sin personaly is offensive to God who hates sin, but loves his creation. Therefore, none should be surprised that sin makes God very angry, actually livid, enraged causing him to pour out his wrath upon those who commit such preversions such women dishonoring their bodies, and men defiling their bodies by mixing the male seed, which brings life, with fecal waste and thus produces AIDS and results many times in death. Gods' plan for marriage is between a man and a woman and through this union for them to procreate another human being called a "child", known as baby girl or a baby boy from this union.
God's word condems the practice of alternative lifesyles, woman with woman, man with man, man with child, and the changing of ones sexual orientation. Many of these "LGBT" practices were condemed in the Old Testament and also in the New Testament simply because they are rooted in the practice of worshiping pegan and idol gods of the dead. Many of these practices have their footprint with occultism, withcraft, sorcery, and magic. So needless to say, this also is related to the practice of astrology, where the ancient people worshiped heavenly bodies or demons who provoked such perversion. Those who practice such behavior are generaly excluded from society and from the presence of Almighty God.
Someone could say that the patrons of the Pulse Night Club that,"they are having a bad life experience"; while others might say that, "they are living a bad life". Regardless of your view on the situation, the only way to truly identify which view point is more accurate of a statment would be to measure this and all life situations in light of the gospel of King Jesus and Gods written word, which he gave for all of human kind to live by.
In (Prov. 14:34), we are taught that national righteousness and national sin have opoosite effects: Righteousness will exalt our nation while sin is a reproach to our nation. When sinful people choose to deny Gods righteous anger they reject the necessity of King Jesus reconciling work on the cross, to restore man and woman back unto himself. Gods' wrath is revealed in both nature and in the Holy scripture. God does not hide himself when there is known unrepented sin among the nations, God will reprove such behavior through harsh judgment such as in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah in (Gen. 19:1-29) cities known for their moral wickedness and were destroyed by fire and brimstone (19:24) a burning sulfer. The unnatural lusts of the men of Sodom cried out for judgment. Today, the word "sodomy" is used to describe the wicked acts of homosexuals who commit abominable things including pride (gay pride). Both Sodom and Gomorrah are used as examples to the world today of Gods disdain for the sinfulness of Israel and many other nations.
Those who are outraged that the Pulse Night Club was hit by a terrorist attack causing the deaths and injury of so many people may not realize that this is judgment against their sinful beliefs and practices, they will one day stand before a just God for judgment for refusing to accept the santifaction (propititation) that King Jesus made on the cross for their sin. Because King Jesus sacrifies on the cross, his propititiation for the whole world, there is abosutely no reason for the patrons of the night club to spend eternity in hell, unless they willing choose to do so by rejecting the gospel truth.
Our enemy, Satan, was not present or involved in Gods orginal design for human sexuality (man and a woman) in the creation process, nor was he an invited guest at the betrothal (engagment) of sexuality upon humans. He was not there, because sexuality was already in existance before sin entered the Garden of Eden. But, Satan, was the one responsible for preverting the minds of man and woman to act unnatural in behavior as mentioned in (Rom. 1:21-32).
God withdrew his presence from those who practiced an immoral lifestyle contrary to his written word. When God withdraws His gracious presence of help, it is a judical act to allow sinful people to act according to their free-will, because of their unbelief and actions. When these sinful people (Gentiles) rejected God he (1.) gave them up to all forms of uncleanness and its consequent actions (2.) gave them up to all forms of sexual depravity and its knowledge and consequent actions (3.) gave them over to a mind that would not retain God (Him) in its knowledge and its consequent actions (vs. 28-32). Gods' word from Genesis to Revelation demands sexual purity among his chosen people, God set the standard for righteous and holy living in the creation pocess, and after the fall of Adam and Eve, through his Son King Jesus.
Gods law requires sex between a man and a woman in the union of marriage, only (Ex. 20:14). The book of Lev. 18:1-23 set forth strong standards against sexual activity such as sex or incest with relatives, children, and animals. God desires for all people to maintain sexual purity, especially for those who follow King Jesus (Acts15:20). Sexual immorality and misconduct is imcompatible with the Kingdom of God on earth and in heaven (1Cor. 6:9-10). Those who love and follow the apostles doctrines of King Jesus gospel should know and understand that maintaining sexual purity is directly related to our sanctification and that Gods word not only calls for but strictly demands us to live a sexually pure life (lifestyle) (1 Thes. 4:4-7).
God's love for his people is so great and wonderful that he has given us his word to live by and his Spirit so that we can live up to his standards of sexual purity without hardship or misery. In (1 Thes. 4:8) We should understand we are not to sin against our bodies with sexual preversion, or sexual sin because our bodies belong to God (1 Cor. 6:18-19). There are numerous truths written within the Word of God to help prevent and safeguard against all sin and especially sexual sins (1 Cor. 6:14-15, 19) (1Cor. 6:18).
Here are a few suggestions on how you can prevent falling into immoral practices.
(1.) Be aware of the subtle compromises that lead to immorality (Ex.34:15-17).
(2.) Be cautious of using excuses from the past to engage in immorality. (1 Cor. 6:11).
(3.) Be realistic and non-selective regarding immorality, knowing that God is against all sin, especially sexual sins (1 Cor. 6:18-19).
(4.) Be careful not to allow immorality to take root or residence in your life (Ja. 1:5)
(5.) Allow the wisdom you have gain from past mistakes to guide your decisions (Gen. 4:6-7)
(6.) Remember that rebellion is a choice and avoid it (Joshua 24:1-33)
(7.) Remember rebellion leads to judgment (Jude 1:1-25).
(8.) Remember that reconciliation to King Jesus is the central message of the gospel (Eph. 2:13-18).
(9). Reconciliation heals broken relationships (Mat. 18:15-20).
(10.) God defines all disobedience to his word as sin (Gen. 3:1-24) (Rom. 5:12-21).
(11.) Sin and disobedience can limit future opportunities (Nu. 20:12).
(12.) Disobedience can sometimes lead to death (1 Chr. 13:10)
(13.) Dishonesty begins to seem like the truth after a while (1 Sam. 15:13).
(14.) Gods punishment of evil is not on our time table (Judges 9:1-57)
(15.) Evil will come to an end (Hab. 2:1-20)
(16.) Trust God to destroy evil (Hab. 2:1-20).
(17.) Small victories over evil are worthwhile (Ex. 2:1-2).
(18.) Resist evil through prayer and Gods word (1 Chr. 4:10).
(19.) You can not effectively deal with evil in your own strength (Luke 9:40).
(20.) You must use all the weapons God has given you to win the victory and the battle against evil, and sexual immorality (Eph. 6:12).
(21.) Especially avoid evil companions and evil places (1Tim. 5:22).
(22.) Restrain your tongue from speaking evil, your tongue is to be used as a weapon against evil (Ps. 39:1).
(23.) Seek out a trust worthy advocate who will help you fight against sin (1 John 2:1)
Saint's of God, we must all be mindful of the world and the nation in
which we live, for it is a sinful and a dangerous one; and Gods' word tells of sinful people who are hostle to God (Jude 15), because they are workers of evil and not good (Ps. 26:9-10) and that the law was made for sinners (1 Tim. 1:19) and that one day they will be punished for their sin (Prov. 11:31). It is the will of God for sinners to be saved (Jas. 5:20) because King Jesus came to call sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).
Let us not forget to pray for sinners to be saved through King Jesus even though many do not care for God and are often carried away with lustful passions. But, God, through righteous prayers of ours can perhaps help to save one lost soul from spending eternity in hell then we have won a victorious battle from Satan.
It is our duty as Saint's of God to sound the alarm against immorality, because the word of God teaches us that fools do not have wisdom, they are controled by mischievous folly and this is apparent to us by their words and deeds. Those who lost family memebers at the tragic shooting in Orlando, Fl should know they were controled by mischievous folly through their words and deeds which were contrary to the will and word of God for their life.
Our nation has lost all most all of it's glory as a nation under God, because of sanctioning immorality through our government and judical system for legalizing immoral life styles practices such as those by the LGBT community. They fight for the cause of equality when Gods word has debased them as humans (Rom. 1). They fight for a lost and dying cause which will only bring death to the body, mind, soul, and spirit. But we can continue to live and fight for a righteous cause with hope in their death, for they spread a evil plague in our mist.
We must fight for our nation to return from a sinful nation to a righteous nation which God intended for it to be. So God one day will be pleased with the U.S. of America and smile upon it once more. We must continue to remove the reproach of sin so that the justice and judgment of God will fall like a mighty hammer upon the earth instead and in the place of our current leaderships wicked pen, which sanctions immorality. Let us fight strong and long in the war against immorality and terrorism in America and the world, in King Jesus name.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
May 12, 2016
"THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD WITHIN HIS AMBASSADORS"
(1 TiM. 3:9) Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
There are numerous things which effect the conscious mind such as family, friends, school, work, culture, race, faith &/or religion, and of course the devil. But the most important one should be Gods' law (Rom. 2:14-15) revealed through scriputure (Ps. 19:7-12) and by the Holy Spirit (John 16:13-15). Most people will lean toward the greatest source of power or sphere of influence when it comes to making decisions regarding good and evil, right or wrong by which we judge moral character of the human conduct.
While there are many definations of the word "conscience", some detailed and others very simple. I choose to share one of each with you. (First) - the simple version: conscience is the inner judge of moral issues. (Second) - the more detailed version: conscience is the moral faculty that dialogues between a persons thoughts and actions and God's law implanted on the heart. Both versions are true and accurate. God is our standard by which we judge ourselves and others when it comes to moral issues; we are created in his image (Gen. 1:27) so whether we choose to identify with the first simplier version or the second more complexed defination of the word "conscience" would be perhaps based upon your level of education or experience, or both. Nethertheless, what is most important is your understanding of the word "conscience" in relationship to your desires to live according to Gods' written word.
There are four (4) major limitations which the human conscience mind will one day succumb (yield). They are: (1.) Need's purging- (Heb. 9:14) to cleanse from impurity; evil (Deut. 13:5) guilt (Deut. 19:13) idolatrous worship (2 Chro. 34:3) sin (Ps. 51:7). (2.) Subject to others - (1 Cor. 10:28-29); the influance of others may or may not determine your decision, it depends on your relationship to the person and whether you place a high or low value upon the relationship. (3.) Differs (1Cor. 8:7-13) referring to those who eat meat sacrificed to idols and those who do not eat meat sacrificed to idols. (4.) Fallible - the conscience mind of a person who refuses the path of wisdom for self-chosen desires that only lead to destruction and death: Self-delusion is very real that a person labors for selfish desires or to feed his hunger; some to great wealth and destruction and others to obesity and poor health.
The word of God provides five (5) ways to describe the conscience; (1.) Good (morally excellent) of high or adequate quality (Act 23:1) (2.) Pure (free of pollutants, that which defile) (1 tim. 3:9) (3.) Evil (wicked) (Heb. 10:22) (4.) Defiled (in body, mind, soul, spirit, and even the enviornment) unclean (1 Cor. 8:7) (1 Tim. 1:15) (5.) Seared (branded or scarred in their conscience by sin) (1 tim. 4:3).
The conscience was given to us by God (John 1:9) and is common to all men. the real problem with the conscience is that it was perverted by the Fall in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3: 8-13) (John 16:2) (Rom. 2:15). Deep within the conscience is what
God requires of his creation, namely his chosen people, His Ambassadors. The implied meaning of the word "conscience" is a "Knowning within oneself", of what is
right and wrong, and morally acceptable. Memory and thinking are also functions of the heart, the conscience of man dewells within the heart regulating our thoughts to what is right and wrong. The heart is the place where God chooses to communicate to his people. All those who choose to sift or weigh their conscience continuelly rather than obeying Gods word will render their conscience inoperative (1Tim. 4:2). This is known as a "seared" conscience because it has become incapacitated (unfit or unable) to comprehend Gods will.
When Gods ambassadors of truth follow his precepts by living righteously before him and others their conscience will confirm a sense of well-being, love, peace and integrity. But when disobediance occurs by breaking Gods laws then their conscience will testify of their wrong doing in the form of anxiety, self-hatred, shame, psychoromatic symptoms, and in some cases suicide (Is. 57:20-21) (Ex. 20:43) (Ps. 38:5-10) (Acts 1:18). The end result is very devestating, to say the least ,sin results in guilty self- accusing conscience with painful and potentially disastrous and often times unrestorable consequences. Here are a few examples from the word of God of those whose conscience was a false guide (Acts 23:1) David with Bath-sheba (2 Sam. 12:7-23) Adam and Eve ((Gen. 3:8-13) David (2 Sam. 24:10) when he number the armies of Israel, and of course there are many others.
There are six (6) functions of the conscience and they are: (1.) A witness in man (Rom. 2:15) (2.) An accuser (John 8:9) (3.) An upholder (1 Tim. 1:19) (4.) Server of good (Rom. 13:5) (5.) Source of Joy (2 Cor. 1:12) (6.) Dead (Prov. 30:20). These six (6) functions some good and others bad are all part of the conscience of those who are considered good (morally good) or those who are morally bad. It is the will of God for all of his ambassadors to submit to the authority of his writtten word by the Holy Spirit which enlightens the eyes and mind of Gods people (Eph. 1:8) (Prov. 4:23) to what is right and what is wrong inorder for them to become powerful and effective in leadership with a testimony of great joy (2 Cor. 1:12) (1 John 3:21).
When Paul was before Felix due to the wickedness of the Jews, he was very careful to point out that his conscience in other words was "pure and holy". His conscience was clear regarding his defense against those accusing him, thus, making way for Felix to throughly understand why he was persecuated, and it was because of the Christian faith, and not for institing rebellion among the people (Acts 24:16) Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men. We should all become as careful as Paul concernning our conscience, by so doing we would find mercy and grace along with more access to God in times of great controversy.
How dependable is our conscience? "Thats a great question!"
(A.) We can not depend on our consciennce. Because none of us can deny reality, and none of us can measure our obedience by our personal feelings or that of someone else for that matter. (B.) Our conscience moves us to repent or resist. A backslidden Christian or a sinners conscience will drive them either into deeper guilt resulting in repentance or death because of their refusal to repent.
We can, however, protected our conscience by truly depending upon God, the one who created us, to train our conscience. Obey the written word of God, rather than deliberately ignoring your conscience. When you ignore the word of God which has been written upon your heart --you are hardening your heart, and diminishing your ability to descern right from wrong. By continually walking with God, he will speak to
you through your conscience, reasurring you of your right choices in life and reproving you of the wrong choices. Follow that which is just and right toward a pure conscience.
Saints of God, we are all ambassadors of God and should all strive to be like Paul in resisting enticing attractions from the world around us, which include the world, the flesh, and the devil that constantly hurrled attacks against our conscience distrubing our peace. Avoid things that are destructive, both visually and physically. Avoid those things that are corrupt, which will weaken and defile or harm the conscienceness of God within making you unfit, unusable in leadership. To compromise our moral compass, would be to bring our faith to a point of shipwreck (1 Tim. 1:9). But rather choose to live righteously and holy before both God and men and possess a pure conscience at peace with God and yourself, which is known as a "good conscience" (Acts 23:1).
Having a pure and clean conscience brings restoration to the mind in which Gods orginal plan was designed in the Garden of Eden; and allows the Holy Spirit to work as it should to encourge repentance from all sin from past lapses in judgment due to any form of disobedience. Also it is important for me to write that the conscience is essential to the evaluation of thoughts and moral behavior, remember that God is the ultimate judge for all believers and non-believers, alike.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN THE NAME OF KING JESUS!"
April 18, 2016
"CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF AVARICE"
(Luke 12:21) So is he that layeth up treasures for himself, and is not rich toward God.
The word of God shares with us numerous stories of people whose lives were filled with a greedy desire for wealth. King Jesus discusses with his disciples the parable of the rich fool in (Luke 12:16-21) the rich man had a spirit of "avarice" so much so that he was not willing to give of his wealth to help others but instead wanted to build new barns to house or store his surplus...heaping up treasures for himself but not toward Gods' kingdom.
The pleasures of the world causes many people to stumble and fall into destruction because they have developed a passion for riches which has its roots in "covetousness." Avarice is another word for covetousness, or geed, which is idolatry (Col. 3:5) a sin of the flesh (Hab. 2:5) which leads to hell. We are instructed by God in his word to become dead to greed, the spirit of avarice in (Col. 3:5) because the Gentiles made a practice of impurity with this wicked spirit (Eph. 4:19) and became calloused allowing their fleshly lust for wealth and worldly things to drive them deeper into sin...removing their ability to desern right from wrong...they became altogether insensitive to the needs of others in search for vast wealth (Ps. 52:7).
Peter teaches us that we are to escape corruption of the flesh in (2 Pet. 1:4) and Mark says coveting comes from the heart in (Mark 7:22) because those who covet or practice the spirit of avarice will not enter into Gods kindgom (1 Cor. 6:10) (Eph. 5:5) we are also instructed not to associate or keep company with someone who is greedy and practices such a horrible sin (1 Cor. 5:11).
Avarice is seen in the money-changers in the temple (Matt. 21:12-13); the rich young ruler (Matt. 19:16-22) the rich fool (parable) (Luke 12:15-21) Judas, in betraying King Jesus (Matt. 26:15) Simon Magus, in trying to buy the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:18-23) Festus in hoping for a bribe from Paul (Acts 24:26) Demas in forsaking Paul for the love of the world (2 Tim. 4:10) the Jews in following King Jesus for the loaves and fish (John 6:26) and in keeping back the portion of the Levites.
In the parable of the rich man King Jesus teaches about several different types of the spirit of avarice, greed, covetousness, and wanting; several of which are listed above. The spirit of "avarice" springs from a greedy self-centeredness and arrogant disregard for Gods' law; the Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:17) (Deut. 5:21). Apostle Paul instructs true believers who follow King Jesus to avoid a self-centered greedy attitude by trusting in King Jesus and to accept responsibility for their own lives, wants, desires, and needs (Gal. 6:7-9) (2 Tim. 3:6-15).
King Jesus is our example to follow according to (2 Cor. 8:9) For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. God through King Jesus has made provision for all of our needs because he is so gracious toward all those who seek him (Rom. 10:12). Everything we need and desire was already created by God and is available to us in abundance (Ps. 65:10) (Ps. 132:15) (Isa. 35:2) (John 10:10) (Heb. 6:17; all we simply need to do is "ask him" (Matt. 7:7-8).
HOW DO WE RECOGNIZE AND CONTROL THE SPIRIT OF AVARICE?
(A.) The spirit of avarice is often obscured by ambition. During the wilderness journey Moses encountered an avarice spirit present in Korah, Dathan and Abiram when they desired the power of the priesthood. They desired the special and powerful qualities which God bestowed upon Moses and Aaron. Korah failed to realize and appreciate his own worthwhile qualities, abilities, and responsibilities and his ambition for more power and responsibility caused his destruction along with the destruction of his family members and several others (Num. 16:1-22).
(B.) The spirit of avarice often accompanies prosperity--excessive desires to achieve, acquire, and accomplish more through prosperity many times will dull our spiritual vision. When poverty will sometimes keep us a little more humble and trusting and relying upon God than upon the arm of man (flesh), parents, family, friends, and neighbors (2 Chr. 32:8). Moses warned the children of Isreal not to forget God when they entered the promised land and began to prosper. He warned them even though he knew their backsliding nature. He also knew that they would allow their prosperity to make them become self-sufficient and eager to obtain more of everything --instead of seeking more of God. Moses desired for them to be more sensitive to their need for God and be dedicated to serving him with thankfulness (Deut. 6:1-25).
(C.) The spirit of avarice can be cured by humble reliance upon God through King Jesus (Prov. 16:18-19) (1Pet. 5:5-6) The obvious common cure for the spirit of avarice and all evil desires is humility. Pride, arrogrance and selfishness can make us self-centered and lead us to conclude that we are more deserving of wealth, or riches than others, and all that we can see, touch and imagine. The wickedness of the spirit of avarice has caused many to sin greatly against others such as the sons of Eli desiring the best part of the sacifices making them disqualified for the priesthood (I Sam. 2:29); Haman bribes to Ahasuerus to destroy the Jews (Esther 3:9) and Governor Felix seeking a bribe from Paul (Acts 24:26). We all can be released and set free from a spirit of avarice by humbling ourselves before God, realizing that all we really need is Gods approval of who we are and who we have become in his eyes. Through the Holy Spirit we come to know and understand that this world's seductive chams and cheap attractions are just imitations for what God has to offer us (Matt. 6:33).
To all those who are tempted by "greed", "covetousness" and "worthless things" (Ps. 119:36), King Jesus makes a declaration when he say's in (Luke 12:15) Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of things which he possesseth.
Saint's of God, let me strongly encourage you to avoid at all cost the evil sins of a spirit of "avarice" and seek to please God through King Jesus (Matt. 6:33) because he is our source of all things wonderful and true greatness is characterized by profound humility before both God and man.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
March 16, 2016
"A BRIEF EXEGESIS OF THE ROYAL LAW"
(James 2:8) If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scriptures, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well.
Robert De Moor, in The Banner , writes:
The parable of the vineyard workers (Matt. 20) offends our sense of fairness. Why should everyone get equal pay for unequal work?
back in Ontario when the apple's were ripened Mon would sit all of us down, Dad included, with pans and paring knives until the mountain of fruit was reduced to neat rows of filled canning jars. She never bothered of keeping track of how many we did, though the younger ones undoubtedly proved more a nuisance than a help: cut finger, squabbles over who got which pan, apple core fights. But when the job was done, the reward for everyone was the same: the largest chocolate dipped cone money could buy. A stickler might argue it wasn't quite fair since the older one actually peeled apples. But I can't remember anyone complaining about it.
A family understands it operates under a different set of norms than a courtroom. In fact, when the store ran out of ice cream any my younger brother had to make do with a Popsicle, we felt sorry for him despite his lack of productivity (he'd eaten all the apples he'd peeled that day- both of them).
God wants all his children to enjoy the complete fullness of eternal life. No true child of God wants it any other way.
In the book of James, his approach to writing letters to the church are practical rather than theological, in fact, his writings are considered by some scholars as the " Proverbs of the New Testament"., focusing on the teachings of King Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount (Matt.5-7).
In chapter 2 verse 1-13, James presents a discussion on the Royal Law as an argument against partiality (or favoritism) which shows inconsistency in judgment and a persons conduct; which leads to an act of sin. Partiality is condemned by God because it reveals a destructive double standard which is an error in judgment (Mal. 2:9). There should be no double standard based on wealth, position, race or gender.
The word "Law" can be better understood from the NT view. The Pentateuch or Law was given from God to Moses, also known as the Mosaic Law. God original revelation of laws to Israel which clearly demonstrates many moments of Gods love and grace toward Israel, was however, the fulfillment of Gods love and grace expressed most eloquently through His Son King Jesus who brought to God's people "grace and truth" (John 1:16-17) (John 1:17). For the law was given to Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Mediated grace was through Moses "Pentateuch" Old Testament and embodied in King Jesus in the New Testament (covenant).
The abuses of the "Law" by the children of Israel gave reason for a new and better covenant. The abuse of the law was demonstrated when the children of Israel treated the law as a precondition of a guaranteed entrance into the Kingdom of God as oppose to responding to God's grace. They adhered to God's legal requirements as a duty (a chore) rather than an expression of their love for God because of His grace and goodness towards them., and their neighbor. They expected divine favor from God because of their heritage to Abraham and membership in the Jewish nation. They were not enlightened to the knowledge of their spiritual descent by faith through Abraham's faith as a precondition to God's heavenly and earthly blessings. King Jesus addresses the spiritual aspects of the law in his NT sermons.. King Jesus declares the enduring validity and authority of every detail of the law (Luke 10:25-37) until it is fulfilled (Matt. 5:17-20) (22:34-40). (Heb. 11) (Rom. 4:3) (Gal. 3:6) (James 2:23)
King Jesus did away with all the OT sacrifices and festivals replacing them with NT baptism and Lord's Supper, and replacing the Passover meal (Matt. 26:17-29) (Mark 14:12-26) (Luke 22:13-20). King Jesus perspectives of the Law and God given authority to declare its intentions removed the laws and replaces them with a genuine commitment of a persons whole being, body, soul, mind and spirit and a genuine love, respect. and concern for the well-begin of their neighbors; played out in the story of the "Good Samaritian (Luke 10:35-37).
God does not want his people to show favoritism over another person, resulting in a prejudiced or biased attitude, sin in the flesh and spirit,. God does not show favoritism to the rich, poor, great or small neither should we (Lev. 19:15). The NT declares the glory of God's salvation through King Jesus which has been given freely to all those who will believe in him, whether they are Jew or Gentile, male or female, bondslave or free person (Gal. 3:28).
"The Royal Law" means "law that is truly royal in its quality (R.C.H. Lenski, The Epistle of Hebrews and James, p. 250.) The law becomes royal or kingly in relation to other laws, perhaps in comparison to laws of other nations and nationalities, governments, families, or societies. King Jesus clearly expresses his views of the law in (Matt. 22:37-40) hen he teachesus to love God with all our being and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Obeying these two fundamental commandments are essential to the laws of prophets. We are to love our lives as individuals irrespective of all our employment, financial standing or titles, social status, creed, color, or gender. And to love our neighbor in like manner, to do otherwise is sinful and points to the quality of the law. The royal law is the law of love exemplified in King Jesus.
The Royal Law of "Love" is to be used and applied as the Highest Value of Justice in:
(1.) Executing judgment (Deut. 16:18) (Jer. 21:12)
(2.) In buying and selling (Lev. 19:36) (Deut. 25:15)
(3.) To the poor (Prov. 29:14) (31:9)
(4.) To the fatherless and widows, strangers and orphans (Isa. 1:17) (Ex. 22:21-22) (Jer. 22:13)
(5.) To servants (Col. 4:1)
(6.) Ministry and spiritual things (1 Tim. 5:21) (2 Cor. 5:16)
(7.) Between parents and children (Gen. 43:30,34)
(8.) Marriages (James 2:1-4)
(9.) Social life (James 2:1-4)
(10.) Judges (Deut. 25:1-3)
We are to avoid favoritism because it:
(A.) Devalues those people whom King Jesus died. He died for the rich, and the poor and came to set all people free.
(B.) Reveals selfishness - despising the poor and favoring the rich when they both are in need of salvation.
(C.) Betrays King Jesus who died poor so that we could become rich.
(D.) Show ignorance towards all God values as holy. Riches are not a sign of Gods blessings and approval. And to assume this is wrong. God wants us to seek him first (Matt. 6:33).
(F.) Causes Friction, discard, jealousy . The Royal Law is founded upon love.
Saint 's of God, we are instructed to obey "The Royal Law " which is founded upon the principle of love. (Phil. 4:8) and to receive instruction in the love of love (Prov. 1:3) Pray for wisdom to execute the law of love (1 Kings 3:9) always do the law royal law of love (Ps. 119:121) (Ez. 18:8-9) Take pleasure in doing the law of love (Prov. 21:15) to avoid injustice which brings a curse (Deut. 27:17-19) and leads to a bad example (Ex. 23:2) leads to intemperance (Pro. 31:5).God demands justice in our of our dealings with others because he has set the standard for the "Royal Law of Love".
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!' "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" 'IN THE NAME OF KING JESUS!"
February 19, 2016
"WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED FOR A PLACE OF ETERNAL BLISS - WILL YOU BE THERE?"
(Isa. 66:1) Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my home, and the earth is my footstool:
Heaven is described as a beauitful place where the chosen few will live for eternity (Heb. 12:22-23) with God (1Kings 8:30) (Re. 122:7-9) and Christ (Heb. 9:12, 24) and the Holy Spirit will be present along with the angels of God (Ps. 139:7-8) (Mat. 18:10).
Heaven is a city a place of eternal and everlasting bliss (joy and peace) from the cares of daily life on earth; and evil wicked people, sickness and death. It is the source of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2). It is because of all that King Jesus has done for us on the Cross of Calvary that believers in him can experience Heaven on earth with many blessings (Acts 7:55-56) sent unto them as a reward for obediance to God's command (Rev. 22:14) (John 14:2, 23) but only a few will obtain these blessings because of sin; even though they are made available.
The Heavenly City, Jerusalem is filled with bliss and is prepared and built by God (John 14:6) for all those who choose to live faithfully and endure until the end of time with God (Heb. 11:10). The chosen few who are faithful believers in God and have the Holy Spirit as their pledge of participation and whose names are written on the "Roll" which is also called the "Book of life"; these will make their entrance into the Holy City of God (Luke 10:20) (John 3:5, 18, 21) (John 3:5) (Phil. 4:3) (Rev. 10:15) (Rev. 21:27)
In (Rev. 21:1-25) Heaven is identified as three (3) different distinct images. FIRST -the tabernacle is a place which portrays heavenly life as perfect fellowship with God
(Rev. 21:1-8) (Heb. 12:22-23). The new Jerusalem is illuminated by the gorly and presence of God and King Jesus (Eph. 1:20) (Rev. 21-22) . Perfect fellowship with God through King Jesus includes many awesome moments and a life of eternal joy (Mat. 6:33)(Luke 15:7, 10) Rest (Re. 14:13) Peace (luke 16:25) Righteousness (2 Pet. 3:13) Service (Rev. 7:15) Reward (Mat. 5:11-12) Inheritance (1Pet. 1:14) Glory (Rom 8:17-18) A place to store your treasures (Luke 12:34) Spent with the "Hope of Glory" who is God (Col. 1:27) and Christ in you.
SECOND- The Heavenly City, New Jerusalem portrays heavenly life as perfect protection from death (Luke 20:36) Corruption (1 Cor. 15:42, 50) Weariness (2 Cor. 5:1-10) Sorrow (Rev. 7:17) Pain (Rev. 21:4) Night (Rev. 22:5) Wicked people (Rev. 22:15) end of time (Mat. 25:46) Flesh and blood (1Cor. 15:50) all these things will not be present in heaven, not at all.
THIRD - The Garden inmage is a symbol of heavenly life as perfect provision for food (Rev. 2:17) a life of rest (Rev. 14:13) a life of growth (Rev. 22:2) a life of worship (Rev. 19:1) a life of fellowship with God (Rev. 22:4) The Heavenly City , New Jerusalm has many activities within to make eternal life a holy experience; they include singing the praises of God (Rev. 15:3) worshiping his Holy name (Rev. 5:9) serving him in the beauty of holiness (Rev. 22:3) ruling and reigning with him (2 Tim. 2:12) (Rev. 22:5) fellowshipping with others (Mat. 17:3) and eating of a bountiful harvest of delicious heavenly food prepared just for God's people (Rev. 2:17) (Heb. 12:22-23) God has given some of us a fortaste of heaven on earth mentioned above.The earth is our dressing room for heaven. This is the place where we are prepared to meet God.
Saints' of God, we are Gods' chosen people according to (1 Pet. 2:9) and one day we all will experience all of the glories of heaven which belong only to those who have personally trusted King Jesus for their salvation and have gone on to grow (Eph. 4:15) (1Pet. 2:2) (2 Pet. 3:18) spiritually mature in him to be used in the service of our King until his second coming in the "perousia" (1 Thes. 4:13-18) (2 Pet. 3:12) (Phil. 1:23). Knowing that our inheritance is kept with great love and care until then (1Pet. 1:4). This is where we will receive our great reward of robes of righteousness and a soul winners crown of glory, Praise God, be encouraged to continue on, by concentrating on the eternal and not those things which are temporal (Mat. 6:33) (Phil 4:8-9) . "So when the heavenly roll is called, You Will Be There!"
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder,
CEO, President and Overseer
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
January 17, 2016
"THE UNFORTUNATE PRACTICE OF "KEEPING SECRETS"
(Psalm 44:21) Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
On Februayr 9, 1996, a railroad train running from Waldwick, New Jersey, to Hoboken ran through a red signal and smashed into the side of another train at a crossing. The crash killed the engineers of both trains and one passenger, and injured 158 other passengers.
One year later the National Transportation Safety Board announced the results of its investigation into the cause of the accident. The engineer of the train that ran the red signal was going blind. According to Matthew Wald in the New York Times, for nine years the engineer had progressively been going blind because of diabetes. he and his doctor both knew it. But had kept his medical condition secret, no doubt for fear of losing his work, and the doctor, who reportedly knew that his patient was a railroad engineer, had not reported the man's condition to the raiload.
New Jersey requires that its engineers have a physical exam each year by the company's own occupational medicine specialist, but each year the engineer had "always answered no to the annual questions about, whether he had diabetes, was taking any prescription medication or was under another doctor's care. He had eye surgery twice, but apparently paid out of pocket rather than filing insurance claims", says Wald.
Unfortunately, the truth came out in a deadly way. Some things we must not keep secret. Walking In The Light (Eph. 5:13-14) (James 5:14-16) (1 John 1:6-9)
The unfortunate practice of keeping secrets resulted in the loss of life or loss of body parts and injury of another person in the story above. However, similiar situations have been in the news mida in recent years from 2012-2014, of train, ships, and airplane crashes causing the loss of life of more than a few people and some are still lost at sea. It is very important to expose dangerous secrets with great wisdom and compassion. However, exposing a secret or breaching a promise comes at a risk in any relationship wheather it is a personal one, or business, government, or a social one. The strength of any relationship hinges on the length, and investment involved wheather it is financial, emotional, medical, spiritual, edcuational or social, ect.
Taking a stand for truth and exposing secrets will bring divison within the relationship and often result in conflict and seperation. Keeping secrets which can harm another person or group of people can cause problems to arise in many diferent areas of life, like a ripple on the water caused by someone throwing a rock into the river.
Loyalty is a key value to be examined when determing the quality of the relationship before exposing a secret. The engineer of the railroad train exhibited misplaced loyalty to his work and operated his life and train in deciet when he failed to inform his employers of his failing eyesight due to diabeties and caused the train wreck and death and injury to others including his own death.
The Word of God exposes secrets and reveals the painful consequences of sin when secrets are kept. One example is when King David murdered Uriah and stole his wife (2 Sam. 12:1-14). In the life of David four (4) painful truths are exposed (1.) Murder was a costant threat to his family (2.) His household rebelled against him (3.) His wives were given to another in public view (4.) His first son by Bathsheba dies. I am certain that if David had known or given some thought to the painful consequences of his secret sin, he might not have pursed the pleasures of the moment.
The engineer of the trian is similiar to David in that he hid his terrible secret of near blindness from those in authority over him and as a result he destroyed the lives of many others. But his secret was exposed when the investigation was completed by the officials. Gods Prophet Nathan exposed the secret sin of David and pronounced judgment against him. In his holiness, God exposes secret sins and punishes them. God could respond only in a way consistant with his perfect moral nature. Because he himself is holy he could not allow sin to go unchecked; he punishes all sin in the flesh and spirit. In his compassion, God forgives sin, just like he forgave David, and gave him another son, Solomon, by his wife Bathsheba; he is able to forgive you and to restore you.
When we confess our secret sins and turn aside from them God will always forgive our sins and will often intervene to make their bitter consequences less severe. Becaue sin in the flesh and spirit has a ripple effect once it is committed, there is a series of consequences which follows and each sin involved has to be exposed, and confessed. God has to honor his word regarding judging all sin but will show mercy, love and grace to those who ask for forgiveness and turn aside from sin.
Saint's of God, let me encourage you to avoid the "unfortunate practice of keeping secrets which can ruin the life or quality of life for another person or group of people. Stand up for truth by following the established moral guidelines already provided by God in his written word, for to do the opposite of God's word could bring horrible consequences of your actions reaching farther and deeper than you can ever forsee. Be sure to obey both the written Word of God, and the still small voice of the Holy Spirit within you and you will reduce the unfrotunate practice of keeping secrets sufficiently, and for good.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
CEO, President, Overseer
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN THE NAME OF KING JESUS!"
December 18, 2015
"HIS THRONE ESTABLISHED"
(Is. 16:5) And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. (IS. 11:1)
The royal authority of God was given to King jesus on the day of his royal birth, even though it would be many years before Mary's baby "The Messiah" (Dan. 9:25-26) through lowly orgin would grow into the man called "King of Kings" and "Lord of Lords" (Rev. 19:6) with universal prominence (Mic. 5:2).
Our "Great High Priest" (Heb. 4:14) priesthood was called, appointed, and established forever by God (Heb. 3:12) with King Jesus being the heir of King David's throne (Heb. 5:4-5) and consecrated with an oath (Heb. 7:20-21) (Luke 1:32) (Acts 2:30) and after the order of Melchezedek (Ps. 110:4) (Heb. 5:6).
The throne is the chair of a "King", an elevated seat of dignity (Deut. 17:18) and is a symbol of royal priests (Sam. 1:9) a judge (Ps. 122:5) or military chief (Ker. 1:16) It is the "throne of a kingdom" (1Kings1:46) (2 Chr. 7:18) The characteristic feature in the royal throne was its elevation: Solomon's throne was approached by six (6) steps (1 Kings 10:19 and Jehovah's throne is described as "High and Lifted Up" (Isa. 6:1) The materials and worksmanship of Solomon's throne was very costly because it was made of wood and inlaid with ivory then covered with gold except where ivory
showed, with arms and stays. The steps were also lines with pairs of lions (1 Kings 10:19). The top porition of the throne was round behind. The throne is a symbol of supreme power, authority, and dignity. (Gen. 41:40) To sit upon the throne implied the exercise of regal power (1 Kings16:11).
The throne is a seat replendant in glory (Is. 6:1-3) gleaming with flashes of glorious light reflecting majesty and holiness because His royal priesthood is superior to Aaron and the Levitical priest of the OT (Heb. 7:11) (Heb. 7:16) and is an unchangable priesthood (Heb. 7:23).
The temple in which this throne of King Jesus is located, will be built by the "Messiah" and is called "The Millennial Temple" for it is regal throughout eternity (Rev. 22:1-3) never to be destroyed. The importance of the muillenial temple is shown by the many references to it in both the OT and NT. The glory that King Jesus will bear is the mellennial glory that is rightfully His by virtue of his royal birth, His fullfilling of every promise God made to Abraham and Israel, and for His provision of righteousness and regeneration for both the Jew and Gentile alike. "The Messiah", "The Branch", will be both King and Priest (Zech. 6:12-13) relentless in power (Dan. 2:44) and ruling over all nations and kingdoms (Dan. 4:25) (34-35) in righteous execution of judgment (Rev. 22:13) represented by his crown (vs. 14).
Today, we know that King Jesus is seated at the right hand of his Father (Heb. 1:3) (Heb. 8:1) and that faithful believers also will share in King Jesus glory, power, authority and governments (Rev. 3:21) and when he returns in his second coming combining both offices of King and Priests in perfect peace and hormony and thus will bring to realization God's gloriouis plan from eternity past the "Messiah" and "The Branch" will be represented by a double or composite crown.
This messae on "His Throne Established" truley addresses the Christmas Holiday season which is filled with beauitful decorations adorning both the inside and outside with flashing lights placed upon house tops and commercial buildings in expression of ones beliefs in the birth of King Jesus; and symbolized by the exchanging of gifts, peace, and love which was imparted to us through the message of holy angels saying in (Luke 2:14) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
As a warm and friendly reminder, let your light shine this Christmas season and all throughout the coming year from your heart and soul and not just on your house top or commercial building but as instructed in (Matt. 5:16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. "MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
November 18, 2015
"QUIETNESS AND CONFIDENCE BEFORE GOD"
THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SEASON
(Ps. 46:10) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Becoming strong in the Word of God will often require many days and nights of solitude; which is another word for quietness before God, much like the times when King Jesus was lead into the wilderness to pray just after he was baptized by John the Baptist, his cousin (Matt. 4:1). And just after he had receive the sad news that John the Batpist was beheaded and King Jesus went to a solitary place (Matt. 14:23). There are several other times written in the NT where King Jesus withdrew himself from the crowds and went alone to pray. From the life of King Jesus we can determine for ourselves just how important quietness / solitude is to our individual and personal moments with God.
It is when we make quietness and solitude a priority we nurture a precious and divine releationship with God. From this point we establish and lay the essentials for a solid foundation equiping ourselves to meet lifes many challenges and struggles waiting ahead of us. It is very important to become discipline in spending time alone with God; for by doing so it will help us grow more spiritually mature along lifes journey in becomeing more like God through King Jesus name.
During this busy Thanksgiving Holiday Season many things will clamor for our attention and most people will run themselves ragged attending to the very minute details forgetting about the most important thing and that of course is quietness and solitude before God.
Like King Jesus we should make sure to withdraw to a quiet place to mediate, reflect, and pray. Our strength comes from God and from him alone (Luke 5:16) (Ps. 27:1)There are numerous reasons for seeking a solitary place to pray, two of them are (1.) We can hear Gods voice when we are quiet through the "still small voice of the Holy Spirit", (Kings 19:1-8) (John 16:13-15) (2.) Sometimes we can only recognize and experience Gods' majesty when we are quiet before him (Ps. 46:11).
Our home, city, nation and the world around us are filled with dangerous life destructive devices, schemes and constant attacks against our minds; we know that destruction, crime, and wars are inevitable, but we have the assurance and confident hope in God to give us the victory (Matt. 11:24) (2 Cor. 2:14) (Rom. 8:37) Nay, we are more than conquers through him that loved us.
Here are three other good reasons to get alone with God in a quiet and sloitary place: (1.) To be prepared to assist others during their time of sorrow and suffering. Often the best response is silence (Job 2:13).
(2.) When we are silent before God, after our audible prayer, we give him our greatest expression of love and respect for who he is and all he has done. One day we all will stand before God in quietness so we should prepare ourselves ahead of time by reverently honoring him and his mighty mejestic power.
(3.) When we wait before God in prayer with great anticipation for his attention we can understand that he is a patient God, and while he does not condon sin in the flesh or spirit, God is quietly watching and deferring deserved punishment against evil doers, giving time for the unjust to repent (2 Pet. 3:9). God is seen as slow to anger in (Ps. 145:8) The LORD is gracious, full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. God is the creator of both heaven and earth and all living things within them, therefore, he takes no pleasure in the death and destruction of the wicked but wants them to turn from sin and repent and come to know him through his Son King Jesus (Ez. 33:11).We know and understand that God will destroy the wicked and a time of punishment will surely come, just like it did for so many in both the OT and NT.
Communication before and with God is called PRAYER, and allows us the opportunity to bring our will into submission to Gods perfect will. Prayer also allows us to demonstate just how much we trust God to honor his written word in our lives. When we pray and audible prayer we are speaking to God (Ps. 4:1-8) who loves us and will provide an answer to our prayers even though sometimes the answer may be different than what we expect but we can always view Gods answer to our prayers by seeing him as our sovereign God who always judges with righteous judgment. When we see him through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit we will begin to understand and honor him more for the answer he has provide according to the nature of our situation or problem, for he is a mighty powerful awesome God.
The realization for the need for prayer comes from God (Job 34:39) and is commanded by God (2 Thess. 3:12), spending time with God is very valuable and will one day bring great rewards (1Pet. 3:4) (Isa. 30:15).
Prayer is a great privilege, it is our duty when we become one of his pecuilar people (1 Pet. 2:9) (Heb. 4:14-16). God has designed prayer to help bring his people into a righteous relationship whith himself through the powerful love and name of King Jesus (Ps. 86:7) In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou will answer me. Because of all that King Jesus has done for us, we can come boldly before the throne of God and make our petition known (2 Chr. 7:14). We can come before God with humility and reference to pour out our hearts before him (Ps. 62:8), calling upon the name of the Lord (Ps. 116:4) (Acts 22:6) Lifiting up our soul to him (Ps. 25:1) in faith (Matt. 21:22) (James 1:6) with a sincere desire to be answered (Ps. 27:7) (102:2) night and day (1Tim. 5:5) for temporal blessings (Matt.6:33) for mercy and grace to help in the time of need (Heb. 4:16) with fasting (Dan. 9:3) (Acts 13:3) pleading the promises of God (Gen. 32:9-12) (1 Kings 8:26) with weeping and watchfulness (Jer. 31:9) (1 Pet. 4:7) with thanksgiving (Phil.4:6) (Col. 4:2)
When we honor God in payer we can expect to receive (1.) a greater understanding into what we really need for our lives and for those we intercede. (2.) we will broaden our appreciation for his answers and (3.) become more spiritually mature concerning our spiritual gifts and callings for the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven; to use them wisely (Gen. 25:21)
Saints' of God, this Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26, 2015, I want to encourage you to honor God as you should and while you are doing so to remember that there are six (6) key parts of a prayer which God honors (1.) Adoration (Dan. 4:34-35) (2.) Confession of sins (1John 1:9) (3.) Supplication (1 Tim. 2:1-3) (4.) Intercession (James 5:15) (5.) Thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6) (6.) with a forgiving spirit towards those who have wronged you this year and in years past (Matt. 6:14). Remember "PRAYER CHANGES THINGS". "HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!"
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
Oct. 18, 2015
"HOLY BOLDNESS VS. UNJUSTIFIED BOLDNESS"
(Psa. 28:1) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Holy boldness can best be exemplified in the worthy servant of God "David" (1 Sam. 17:43-44), who began as a shepherd boy demonstrating his courage and faithfulness by killing a lion and a bear that had attacked his flock of sheep. David became a national hero when he killed the Philistine giant Goliath with great courage, bravery, and confidence in the God of Israel when he boldly stated to the Philistine giant in (1Sam. 17:45-46) Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou has defied. This day will the LORD deliver the into mine hand; and I will smite thee and take thine head from thee; God did indeed deliver Goliath the Philistine giant into Davids hand and gave Israel the victory. As a result of Davids faith in God he later became the second greatest King over Israel, whose dynasty ruled Judah for over four hundred years. David was the ancestor of King Jesus (Matt. 1:1). God promised David a kingdom without end (2 Sam. 7:14-16), and this prophecy was fullfilled in King Jesus (Luke 1:32-33).
Davids, holy boldness came from prayer and communion with God (Eph. 3:12)(Heb. 4:16) when he was a shepherd boy tending his fathers sheep in the fields away from his family (Prov. 28:1), he had a righteous spirit (Prov. 28:1) and a perfect love toward God (1 John 4:17) which afforded to him his testimony before Saul that he had killed a lion and a bear (1 Sam. 17:34-37). Saul trusted in Davids confidence which was born out of his experiences of the LORD's previous deliverances on his behalf, and allowed David the opportunity to defeat the Philistine giant. The LORD's divine presence was upon David (Psa. 31:20) to allow him to defeat the giant giving him the victory over the presumptous giant. God's divine guidance and protection continued to follow David throughout his life and reign as King over both Judah and Israel (Ex. 33:14-15) (1 Sam. 6:1-31:13) (1 Sam. 18:1-31:13).
There are many other servants of God who exemply courage, bravery and confidence such as Daniel (Dan. 6:20-33), the apostles (Acts 4:13-31), Paul (Acts 9: 26-29). Holy boldness in these great people of God lies within their calling (1 Thess. 4:7), election (Rom. 8:29), being possessed by the spirit of God (1 Cor. 3:16-17) which produces righteousness and holiness (Eph. 4:23-24), spiritual integrity (Psa. 25:21), wisdom (Prov. 4:5-6), God's word (John 17:17), mercy and truth (Psa. 61:7), lovingkindness (Psa. 40:11).
Holy boldness is given for these four (4) REASONS: (1.) God's divine holiness (1 Pet.1:15-16), (2.) God's mercies (Rom. 12:1-2) (3.) King Jesus love (2 Cor. 5:14-15), the worlds end (2 Pet. 3:11).
Presumption is unjustified boldness. It is a sin against the will of God. Saul is a good example of this awful sin in the flesh and spirit (1Sam. 13:8-14) when he usurps the priests office of Samuel by offering sacrifices upon the alter when Samual himself intended to officiate at the sacrificial ceremony. Samuel reproves Saul for his actions, however, Saul was presumptious once more when he spared the Amalkites from destruction (1 Sam. 15:3, 9-23) and God rejected Saul (1Sam. 15:10-35). Sauls actions were in clear violation of the divine sanctions of Amalek. God was grieved by Sauls disobedience and his kingdom was taken from him and later given to David. Unjustified boldness is defined as:
(1.) Speaking without divine warrant (Deut. 18:20-22)
(2.) Acting without Gods presence and authority (Num. 14:44-45)
(3.) Performing functions without authority (Num. 16:3-11)
(4.) Living without God (Luke 12:19-21)
(5.) Supposing God will not judge sin (Psa. 73:8-9)
(6.) Aspiring to divine titles (Isa. 14:12-15)
(7.) Posing as righteous (Luke 18:11-12)
(8.) Making plans without God (Jas. 4:13-14)
(9.) Spiritual pride (Isa.65:5) (Luke 18:11)
(10.) Pretending to prophesy (Deut. 18:22)
Saint's of God, there are several other instances of the people who were guilty of the sin of unjustified boldness which is persumption, written in the Bible which we all can learn from, here are a few:
(A.) Builders of Babel; (B.) Ben-hadad, (C.) Sennacherib, (D.) Job - in cursing his day of birth . (E.) Jonah, (F.) Peter in objecting King Jesus washing his feet; and (G.) Blasphemsy. Presunmption is a characteristic of the wicked and should be avoided by the righteous people of God (Psa. 131:1). We are to always pray to be kept from this horrible sin (Psa. 19:13).The punishment for the sin of presumtion which is unjustified boldness is:
(A.) Defeat, (B.) loss of power (C.) quick punishment (D.) rejection (E.) Destruction (G.) Death. Let me encourage each one of you reading this months letter to become more aware of the sins of unjustified boldness and seek those things which are righteous toward pleasing God in all of your thoughts and deeds each and every day that you may recieve a good report such as the one God gave David in (Acts 13:22). I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston, Founder
Sept. 18, 2015
"WHEN THE "SWANKING" OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION
BROUGHT GOD'S JUDGMENT UPON THEM"
(Rev. 14:1) And I looked, and lo, a lamb stood on the mount zion,
Zion is a word which is believed to have many different meanings. King David captured "the stronghold of Zion" when he defeated the Jebusites, he called Zion "the City of David", (1Kings 8:1) (1Chr. 11:5) Zion, known as a tiny, ridgetop city and was later called "Jerusalem". And over time the name prospered to refer to the entire country, acknowledging both land and the people. In the New Testaments, Zion is known as the heavenly city of God, at the end of human history (Rev. 14:1), where it is given the spiritual meaning of God's spiritual kingdom for Christians, the Church of God, (Heb. 12:22) The heavenly Jersalem (Rev. 14:1).
The women as natives of Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" in (Isa. 3:16) (Isa. 60:14) (Pr. 87:2-3). In Isaiah chapter 3 and verse 16-26, the prophet Isaiah condemned the daughters of Zion for being arrogant and fashionable women of Jersualem, who care nothing for the spiritual-well-being of the nation but rather put more time, stock, and interest in the latest stylish fashion; in modern day "2015" is defined by the term "SWANKED", meaning the women of Jerusalem were stylish, and elequant in attire parading themselves at every social event; if only just to show off their latest fads.
The prophet Isaiah described these women as haughty (proud); wanton (suggestive), walking about with their heads held high, and with mincing steps (moving or behaving with effected elegance.) They are strutting with tinkling bangles while flashing seductive eyes loaded with eyeshadow and eyelash liners the equivilant to morden day Revalon and Cover Girl makeup, while their clothing are adorned with items as scarves, pendants, veils, and many other wardrobe accessories mention in the chapter.
The prophet Isaiah was famous for predicting the coming Messiah by preaching judgment upon the people of Judah, who would ultimately experience great devastation at the hands of the Babylonians (Isa. 6:11; 39:5-8). This devestation would come upon Judah as a result of incompetent leaders who God, through his righteous judgment would allow, this to take place when
Manessah at age 12 began to rule through wickedness leading to Judahs downfall (Isaiah 3:1-15), children to reign rather than the wise national leaders. So God gave them babes to rule over them (Isaiah 3:1-8). The prophet further reveals that the condition of their faces revealed their sinful hearts.
Isaiah prophesied that the male leadership in their society would be replaced with leadership of children and women; the women who cared so little for the most important aspects of their nation and more for the latest fashions of affluent upper society in Judah. These women were placed on the same level as young children because of their lack of knowledge regarding the national affairs of Judah as well as their poor spiritual condition.
The prophet Isaiah denounces the private sins of the upper class of Judah when he wrote this prophesy against them (Isaiah 3:24-26). And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in war. And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground. Isaiah believed and prophesied that these absurd women of Judah one day would loose interest in these feminine adornments and accessories while perishing along with the men of Judah.
Isaiah's prophesy regarding the desolation of Judah would take one-hundred years (100) to come to pass, but God who lives where time does not exist, saw this prophesy as being already, "done." Because of the disobedience of the nation of Judah, this process of desolation had aready begun, which is why the prophet Isaiahs description of the absurd lifestyle of the women of Judah needed to be exposed and rebuked, for in the days of captivity by their enemies, these absurd (swanked ) women would no longer desire or have delight in their female dainties. They will perish along with the incompent male leadership.
The prophet Isaiah's life had spanned the rule of several kings, and he knew the importance of strong male leadership in the face of potential war. He was a writer of considerable knowledge and skill who was unmovable in his devotion to the LORD. His writings in chapter 3 and verses 1-26 is not an inditment against women in general, but against the oppression of a matriarchial dominant society in view of a patriarchal society.
Through-out the Bible there are countless stories of how people, nations and kingdoms have fallen or succeeded based on the strength of their male leadership during war times. The U.S., soon will be undergoing the election process on November 4, 2015, (lest than two months away) to vote in a new president. Prehaps, there are a certain number of females who are preparing to be "SWANKED" for the occassion or for whatever reason they may choose, but just like the women that
were rebuked by Isaiah's prophesy, I believe it is safe to write, there are millions of women whithin our society who are just as absurd (ridiculous) as the women of Judah. These women who today are adorning themselves with the latest "must-have" fashions from Dillards, Macey's, and of course Sacks Fifth Avenue, along with their sixty (60) dallor manicure and pedicure, could care less about the affairs of our nation or its spiritual condition.
They are more interested in getting a deep hair condition from their favorite hair salon while catching upon the latest gossip; after all, this is what becoming "swaked" is all about. Hopefully, this is not you, but rather you are a person who truly cares about our national leadership and our nations spiritual condition, which as of today, is very weak and too tolerant of crime, immorality, lesbians, and homosexuals. For our nation has become a nation who rejects Gods Ten Commandments while being lured away with white collar crimes, bribes, knowingly destroying our economy and while endorcing and legalizing same-sex-marriges. Marriage is God's idea, and his will is that a man and a woman become married and
not two men or two women. I am waiting for the second coming of King Jesus and I am ready to hear the first heavenly trumpet sound where I will be caught up with King Jesus in the air (1 Thess. 4:13-18) and leave this wicked world behind. However, I do plan to take as many souls as I can to heavan with me. An no, you can not go up to heaven on my apron string or hem of my garment. Saint's, it's time to be real for the kingdom of God and stop playing church and live the Word of God.
In the book of 1 Timothy chapter 2, verse 9-10, Apostle Paul wrote a letter to Timothy addressing the issue of "the place and dress of a woman in society" and he worte this (1 Timothy 2:9) In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shame facedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. "SWANKED", is the direct opposite of these instructions and would pose a problem for the modernized woman. However, it would be better to obey the Word of God rather than the demands of peer pressure from the latest society club. But, before you suggest that I just don't understand, of course I do, I've been there too, but not like the women of Judah. I learned that it is far better to live within the scriptures than apart from them.
Swanked, simply means fashionable and elegant. Ostentatious or showy. For some it would mean to go over board with fashion. So before you throw away all of your fabulous line of cosmetics, bulky jewelry, that pink wig, weave, or hair piece and rip those artificial fingernails off. Let me instruct you to go before God in prayer and fasting to seek his guidance for your life; and then follow what he has put in your heart and mind. God will always move in line with his written word and would never mislead you.
Let me exhort each one of you reading this months timely letter to invest more time and energy caring for the things which means the most to God, King Jesus and the Holy Spirit; and this is of course, the condition of your soul and where you are going to spend eternity. It is also very important to pay attention to the details concerning our nation and it's leadership according to (Pr. 29:2) When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. We need righteous leadeship in every branch and on every level of government, but, of course it would take a miracle from God to perform it. So just simply start by praying for our national leadership in the manner which the Word of God instructs in (1 Tim. 2:18).
And as for me, I choose to continue obeying the Word of God and follow his teachings according to (2 Tim. 4:1-25) I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Royal Queen Cora Lee Hairston
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
August 16 - Sept. 16, 2015
"UNDERSTANDING SACKCLOTH AND SUFFERINGS"
(Psalm 69:10-11) When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
When I was a small child, many years ago, I remember my mother taking a flower cloth which was once used for a sack filled with potatoes; and making her children underware. We wore them proudly because our mother had made them, but they were a little rough next to our delicate behind parts. As we grew older and more money was available, our mother bought store bought underware for us. During the days of the Bible, sackcloth is the standard word for a sack which is classified as a rough, dark, coarse cloth made from goats hair and worn as a symbol of mourning or repentance. In modern days poor people used these rough sackscloths for regular clothing, and my mother made clothes with them because we were poor, and the cloths were very colorful and useful for the situation.
During Bible days, the children of Israel showed their confession and grief over sin and sorrow by wearing sackcloth and ashes upon their heads (1Kings 21:27). Sackcloth was also used to express several other actions such as death (Gen. 37:34), calamity and other storms of life (Est. 4:1-4)(Job 16:15). In (Rev. 11:3) And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousad two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth.; We can understand how the sackcloth is worn by prophets of God to show their own brokenness when confronted by God to deliver a powerful word of prophesy, judgment and doom against a nation of people, whom they desire for God to show mercy (Isaiah 20:2).
Sackcloth is a very dark; rough and unsightly material (Zac. 13:4) (Rev. 6:12) and was worn by God's prophet's about their loins. Elijah the Tishbite (2 Kings 1:8) who prophesied against Ahaziah who fell down through a lattice and became sick from his fall (2 Kings 1:2). Ahaziah did not seek God for help when attacked by enemies but sought the god of Ekron regarding his fate. Elijah was given a word of prophesy against him, that he would not recover but would die. Other prophets of God who wore sackcloth was Isaiah (Is. 20:2); John the Baptist (Matt. 3:4).
The wearing of sackcloth frequently next to the skin during deep afflicitions; and during imprisonment of Gods prophets by evil kings is found in (1 Kings 22:27) and in the book of (Est. 4:1) when Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his cloths, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and bitter cry. Now, we know that Mordecai was greatly sorrowful and afflicted with the news of evil Hammans intentions to destroy all the Jew in Shushan and all of the provinces by decree of the King. Mordecai was forbidden to enter the Kings palace because no one wearing sackcloth was allowed into the Kings palaces (Est. 4:2) Sackcloth is also seen as a sign of poverty and for some the clothing is worn by slaves.
In (Isaiah 50:3), the covering of sackcloth is seen as severe judgments from heaven upon a nation of people, namely Judah. God intends to maintain his covenant with the Davidic line even though he has divorced Israel because of their great sin against him.
God is very much in control over all sufferings, punishments and afflictions. He alone regulates the measure and determines when they are to begin and end (Psa. 80:5) (Jer. 29:10-14). Apostle Paul writings in (1 Thes. 3:1-4) teaches us that as Saint's of God, we should not be moved by afflictions, they were told that they would suffer many things because of King Jesus (Acts 20:23-24) (Acts 14:22)
Many of the sufferings of the people of God arise out of their profession of faith in King Jesus, and evil people would torment them with persecution (Matt. 24:9) (John 15:21). The sufferings of the Saint's of God are to be expected (John 16:33) (Acts 14:22) and are comparativelty light afflictions (Rom. 8:18), they are only temporary (Ps. 30:5) (Psa. 103:9), will end in joy and blessedness (Ps. 126:5-6) (Matt. 5:4).
While going through great trials of sufferings for the cause of King Jesus we are to exhibit the love and faithfullness of God to all (Deut. 8:5) (Psa. 119:75) (Prov. 3:12). God is against the wicked who torment and persecute the rightgeous (Psalm 37:3) (Prov. 1:26-27) and brings them into desolation suddenly (Ps. 73:19) (Prov. 6:15) (Rev. 18:10).
Saint's of God know that God will avenge you of all your afflictions and adversities (2 Thes. 1:4-6). So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure; Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
There are many benefits to sackcloth and sufferings which are given to those who endure through them according to the Word of God. Here are a few of them:
(1.) Rest from adversity (Psalm 994:12-13)
(2.) Destruction of your enemies (Ps. 94:13)
(3.) Gods love is bestowed upon you (Pro. 3:11-13)
(4.) Wisdom is given (Prov. 3:13)
(5.) You become a son of God (Heb. 12:7)
(6.) God will send a savior to rescue you out of all your tribulations (Isaiah 19:20)
(7.) Patience come from tribulations (Rom. 5:3)
(8.) Experience (Rom. 5:4)
(9.) Hope (Rom. 5:5)
(10.) Heirs and joint heirs (Rom. 8:17)
(11.) Gods glory to be revealed within us (Rom. 8:18)
(12.) All things work toward our good (Rom. 8:28)
(13.) The trial of our faith more percious than gold (1 Peter 1:7)
(14.) Futherance of the gospel (Phil. 1:12-14)
(15.) A call to a higher purpose (John 10:17-18)
Sufferings and trials sometimes are apart of God's plan for believers. When endured according to the word of God, experiencing problems, and persecutions can and will build character (James 1:2-4) and for some sensitivity toward others who are facing troubles and trails (2 Cor. 1:3-7) Problems are often a sign of effective righteous and holy living before your enemies. God is more than able to afford protection to those who are enduring through great trials and tribulations, and sufferings for the cause of King Jesus kingdom on earth and in heaven (1 Peter 1:5) (Jude 1:24).
God is a covenant God and is faithful to afford protection to, the poor (Ps. 14:6), to the perfect in heart (2 Chr. 16:9), to his people who are obediant to him (1 Thes. 5:23-24) (2 Thes. 3:3)
God's Protectionn is:
(1.) Indispensable (Ps. 127:1)
(2.) Unfailing (Deut. 31:6)
(3.) Effectual (John 10:28-30)
(4.) Encouraging (Is. 41:10)
(5.) Perpetual (Ps. 121:8)
(6.) Preserved (Ps. 145:20)
(7.) Supporative (Ps. 37)
(8.) Strengthening (2 Tim. 4:17)
(9.) Beyond expection (Jer. 33:3)
(10.) Promised (Is. 58:9)
Saint's of God, let me encourage you to perpare to be amazed by God's power to grant you everything you need to endure sufferings with or without a sackcloth. Position yourself to receive your prayers answered through his amazing grace when you:
(A.) Seek him with all your heart (Jer. 29:12-13)
(B.) Wait patiently upon him (Psalm 40:1)
(C.) Ask God in faith believing (Matt. 21:21)
(D.) Ask in the name of King Jesus (John 14:13)
(E.) Ask according to his will (1 John 5:14)
Remember that God's grace is not given to those who:
(1.) regard iniquity in their heart
(2.) offer unworthy service to God (Mal. 1:7-9)
(3.) shed innocent blood (Is. 1:15)
(4.) are hypocrites (Job 27:8-9)
(5.) are enemies and crul to the servants of King Jesus (Ps. 18:40-41)
Saint's of God be encouraged by the promises of God and he will honor his word in your life, when you obey him in truth.
July 19, 2015
FIVE (5) VITAL TRUTHS REGARDING "THE THIRD DAY"
(Luke 24:46-47) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
The Old Testament is filled with several spiritual truths, special spiritual experiences and practices, which have directly influenced New Testament spiritual truths, special spiritual experience, and services carried out even today in most churches in the U.S. and in many foreign countries, for example:
Old Testament truths would include animal sacrifices for the remission of sin (Lev. 16:5) And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. Resurrection from the dead is found in (Hosea 13:14) I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
New Testament truths would include the sacrificial shedding of King Jesus blood for the atonement for our sins (Romans 5:8) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. The principle of the gospel of King Jesus is his resurrection from the dead (Heb. 6:12) Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. In this monthly letter, I have chosen to focus on the Five (5) Vital Truths Regarding The "Third Day, even though there are many more truths regarding this subject.
VITAL TRUTH #1: HEALING
In the Old Testament King Hezekiah's sickness brought about the question which he spoke to Isaiah "What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the Lord the third day?" This question was prompted by the prophesy which the LORD had given to Isaiah to give to Hezekiah that he had heard his prayers and would heal him on the third day. Hezekiah received his healing according to the prophesy on the third day (2 Kings 20:8). Isaiah is the same prophet of God in the book of 2 Kings as in the book of Isaiah when he prophesied good tidings of salvation to Zion in (Isaiah 61:1-2) The Spirit of the LORD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prision to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (Matt. 21:14).
New Testament truths of how King Jesus came to heal the sick and to save the lost ,in the book of Luke chapter 4 King Jesus is recorded to have read from the book of Isaiah which says in verse 18 THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HATH ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR, HE HATH SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKEN-HEARTED, TO PREACH DELIVERANCE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERING OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET AT LIVERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED, TO PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD. King Jesus went into the temple in Jerusalem and cast out the money changers and thieves and later it is recorded in the book of Matt. 21:14) to have healed the blind, the lame in the same temple which he cast out the money changers and thieves. I want you to remember that Hezekiah's healing took place on the THIRD DAY, as recorede in the book of (2 Kings 20:8).
VITAL TRUTH #2: ISRAEL AT MT. SINAI ON THE THIRD DAY
Israel come into the wilderness of Sinai the same day they left Egypt (Ex. 19:1). God declares unto Israel his oath/covenant to make them a peculiar treasure unto himself, and further declares that he will make them a kingdom of priests and a holy nation in (Ex. 19:5-6). In the book of Peter Apostle Peter teaches about God's own people and writes in (1 Peter 2:9) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
A peculiar treasure or rare gem is usually bought at a very great price. It is very costly and usually only brought out or worn at speial occasions to prevent loss of the valuable treasure and to keep thieves from stealing it. (1 Cor. 6:20) lets us know that God's people are bought with a price, also (1 Peter 3:4) tells us that God desires for each one of us to have "the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit," which is in the sight of God of great price. We are God's peculiar treasure through his Son King Jesus. (1 Peter 2:9) (Ex. 19:5-6)
VITAL TRUTH # 3: THE TEMPLE
The completion of the house of God at Jerusalem was during both the pre-exile and post-exile periods in (B.C.) The finished work on the house of God in Jerusalem took place on the THIRD DAY of the month of Adar, and was finished in the 6th year reign of Darius the King after he confirmed the decree of Cyrus the King that the house should be built (Exra 6:1-3) (Exra 6:15) (Exra 1:1-4) Zerubbabel was the political and spiritual head of the tribe of Judah, when the Israelites were released from Babylonian captivity in (530 B.C. ) He was the prime builder of the second temple, and he led the first group of captives back to Jerusalem where they set about reconstructing the temple on the old site.
It took approximately 20 years for the reconstruction to come completion, after which the temple was finally dedicated and the Jewish sacrificial system was reestablished. Zerubbabel worked closely with prophets, priests, and Kings in order to bring about the great success of the temple, he was the grandson of Jehoiachin, the King of Judah who had been taken captive by Nebuchadnezzzar in about (598 B. C. ) (1 Chr. 3:17). In addition, he was his grandfather's legal successor and heir, in the direct line of the ancestry of King Jesus (Matt. 1:12) (Luke 3:27)
The temple and the temple worship are vitally important today, as they were in the Bible days, certainly because we are to dedicate our bodies to God as living sacrifices holy and acceptable to God accoreding to (Rom. 12:1-2) just as the Jerusalem temple was dedicated to God in the Old Testament. The study of the Jerusalem temple read as a wonderful victory for the children of Israel under both Zerubbabel and Ezra, Hehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (see 1and 2 Chr. ) The process of time and endurance which it took to reconstruct and care for the temple during extreme difficult times should encourage each one of us to take care and caution how we live as temples of the Holy Ghost, since we do not have to work as diligently with great labourious tasks to manitan our bodies as was required for a building made with stones.
The temple which Zerubbabel and Ezra, Nehemiah reconstruced is descriptive of King Jesus Body (John 2:19-22) Jesus answered and said unto to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, forty-six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. (Rom. 5:6-9) (1 Cor. 5:7)
The temple is descritptive of the believers body in (1 Cor. 6:19-20) What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit , which are God's. (Matt. 21:12-14) (Mark 16:9) Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. King Jesus knows just how important the casting out of devils form the natural and spiritual body of belivers is. The curse of Adam, demons, devils and evil spirits must be cast out of the body in order to receive salvation and eternal life through King Jesus. This cleaning of the temple through casting out of devils helps to bring the believer into righteousness / holyiness toward God and man through all that King Jesus has done in his death and resurrection.
The temple is descriptive of the church (1 Cor. 3:16-17) Know ye not that your body is the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple are ye. (Matt. 21:12)
Queen Esther fasted and prayed three (3) days and (3) nights without food or water to gain both spiritual and natural victory over the wicked Haman in (Esther 4:16-17) (Esther 9:20-32) She made a natural sacrifice of her own body to help save a nation of Jews from destruction because of hatred from another race of people. The body is a temple and is a powerful force against evil when accompanied by prayer and fasting with the word of God to help set the captives free, the church is also called the "Body the of Christ".
The temple is indwelled by God (2 Cor. 6:16) And what ageement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God and God hath said, I WILL DEWELL IN THEM, AND WALK IN THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (Matt. 21:12-14)
The temple is indwelled by Christ (King Jesus) (Eph. 3:17-18) That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the bread the, and length, and depth and height: And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
The temple is indwelled by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:21-22) In whom all the building fitly framed together growth unto a holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
VITAL TRUTH #4: NEWNESS OF LIFE
(Lev. 7:15-17) And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered: he shall not leave any of it until the morning. But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offered his sacrifice and on the morrow also the remainder of its shall be eaten. But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offered it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth it shall bear his iniquity. Iniquity in this passage of scripture means guilt.
Newness of life means a revival or refreshment of the spirit and body. The protion of flesh provided to the priest in (Lev. 7:15-18) is a vow or freewill offering and could be eaten for up to two days only and afterwards had to be destroyed on the THIRD DAY. This flesh offerings could not be eaten in a state of ceremonial uncleanness; it
would have resulted in a grave breach of God's law and punishment meant banishment from his people which actually is excommunication or exile from the nation of Israel; or resulted in death for some people. (Ex. 31:14) (Luke 24:44-47)
Bread in the word of God is descriptive of King Jesus body (Luke 22:19) And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. The blood is descriptive of KIng Jesus body as the New Testament or New Convenant (John 6:53-54) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drinketh his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
In the Old Testament drinking of the blood from animals or animal sacrifice was forbidden by God in (Lev. 17:10-11) And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the alter for an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul.
King Jesus is our atonement for sins of the flesh and spirit as written in (Heb. 9:14,22) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And almost all things are by law are purged by blood; and without the shedding of blood is no remission. The body of King Jesus had to be broken / pierced (John 19:34) But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. The blood of King Jesus had to be shed for the remission of sin (Luke 22:20) Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood which is shed for you. The blood of King Jesus brings the forgiveness of sins for us(Eph. 1:7) In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sin, according to the riches of his grace;
The blood of King Jesus brings salvation to the lost and dying (Rom. 5:9-10) The blood of King Jesus defeated Satan when King Jesus descended into hell and took the keys of life, death, hell and the grave from him. Because of this great sacrifice we are given the wonderful opportunity to plead the blood of King Jesus against all evil attacking our life, salvation, righeousness, family, friends, jobs, home, ect.
Saint's of God the THIRD DAY is an emblem of New Birth in King Jesus (Col. 2:12-15) Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumsion of your flesh, hath he quicken together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordiances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
VITAL TRUTH #5: THE PERFECTION / RESURRECTION OF KING JESUS ON THE THIRD DAY
(Luke 13:32) And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day, I shall be perfected. King Jesus is recorded in the Word of God to have cast out devils out of a woman (Mark 16:9) Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he cast seven devils. King Jesus is sending a very firm message to Herod Antipas whom he calls, "that fox"; regarding his earthly ministry while acknowledgeing that there is a set time for the completion of his earthly mission. He gives details of what his responsibilities are and then states he will be "perfected", which actually means "resurrected" on the THIRD DAY. In the book of Matthew chapter 27 and verses 62-63 the chief priests and Pharisees came to meet with Pilate because it was the day following the burial of King Jesus in the tomb of Joseph that these evil men made conversation regarding some words King Jesus said in (Matt. 27:63) Saying, Sir, we remember that that deciver said, l while he was yet alive, After the three days I will rise again. These evil men feared that King Jesus would indeed arise from the dead because of the great power and authority which God his Father had given him and because thy did not want his disciples to sabotage their plans to keep him dead. Authority (Matt. 21:23-24)
Almighty God delivered King Jesus from the power of the gave and he will deliver you and me from it also (Psalm 16:10) (Psalm 49:15) (Acts 10:40) The Apostle Peter wrote on this manner (1 Peter 3:18-19) For Chirst also hath once suffered for sin, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; The resurrection of King Jesus on the THIRD DAY from the dead has accomplished several divine things, for it has:
(1.) Set King Jesus on the throne of King David (Acts 2:30-32)
(2.) Guaranteed the coming of judgment (Acts 17:31)
(3.) Makes faith real (1 Cor. 15:14-17)
(4.) Justified the sinner (Acts 26:23)
(5.) Forgives sin (1 Cor. 15:17)
(6.) Delivers from spiritual death (Rom. 6:4, 13) (1 Cor. 15:22)
(7.) Delivers from natural death (Matt. 9:23-25) (Ps. 49:15)
(8.) Seals the believers resurrection (Acts 26:23) (Ehp. 4:30)
(9.) Delivers the believers from Satan's power (Acts 26:18)
(10.) Gives every true believer power and authority against evil (Luke 10:19) (Matt. 10:1, 8)
(11.) Full filling of the scriptures (Luke 24:45,46)
And there are many more divine accomplishments which the resurrection of King Jesus from the dead on the THIRD DAY brings to the Saint's of God, and every sinner who receives him as both LORD and savior.
Saint's of God we have the blessedness of those who have power in the first resurrection from the dead (Rev. 20:6), God has given us power over all the works of evil men, demons, devils, and evil spirits through all that King Jesus has done for us in his life, death on the cross on the THIRD DAY, when he was indeed resurrected from the tomb.
Let me encourage you to give God the praise, victory, and glory due his holy name and for you to live joyfully and victoriously each day rejoicing over the marvelous benefits of all five (5) Vital Truths of the THIRD DAY when King Jesus rose up from the dead. (1 Cor. 15:3-5) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
June 18 - July 18, 2015
"LIVING PEACEABLY WITH OTHERS"
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
On the morning of January 13, 1983, while I was getting dressed, I was standing in front of my sisters bathroom mirror, preparing to leave Washington, PA, for Milwhakee, WI, when I heard a still small voice speak to me in my right ear these words, "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. I had to do some research in my Bible to find this scripture, because I did not remember hearing of ir or reading it before, even though I was reading my Bible daily in prayer before God. I begin to mediate upon this scripture and wonder what problems I might have to face in this new state where I was about to live for a short while until we moved, again. I put my trust in God that whatever I might have to encounter, he would lead me and guide me through it.
During the time of my move the government had made massive budget cuts and the coal and steel industries were destroyed in the North Eastern states so there was massive unemployment in many states. I was out of work and need to seek employment in another state since the economy was very bad in PA, and other surrounding states. After my short stop in Millwhakke, WI we relocated to Dallas, Texas. The news media was filled with information regarding Presidents Reagans budget cuts and the news was hunting to watch thousands of homeless people out of work across America living on the streets in card board boxes and under bridges.
Competition in the job market was a brutial nightmare and temporay agencies had the monoply over full time employment, so many people's bad temperment was very short and four letter words filled the air like falling rain from sun up to sun down. I had never heard such profanity coming from so many people, mostly men, but it was awful, just awful. So I began to understand more about why I was given the message from King Jesus in (Romans 12:18) encouraging me how to live when I reached my destination in Dallas, Texas.
For the next eight-teen (18) years I needed to focus my attention on (Roman 12:18). In order to become successful in obeying the still small voice which spoke to me giving me the best advice for the situation. I needed to focus my attention on obtaining more spiritual power and authority over the enemy than I already had upon my arrivial to Dallas, Texas. I began my great quest by praying and fasting more and studying the Word of God more focusing my attentions on "pleading the blood of King Jesus" against this massive wave of unemployment and curse words being hurlled at me without just cause almost daily, other major problems existed: domestic violance, gang violance, laudering, loud emergency cars on the steets almost every weekend, conflict between co-workers on the job and major traffic jams on North Central, made the situation all the more difficult. I prayed numberous scriptures and quoted as many as I could through each hour of the day.
I poured my heart an mind, and everything within me to drawing closer to God and the study of his word while searching actively for a good job. Now today, I am grateful to say that, this scripture (Phil. 4:13) I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.This scripture along with several other favorite scriptures helped me to become stronger in the Lord while attending one of the largest non-denominational churches in Dallas, Texas for more spiritual food and guidance.
Today, I am so glad to report that God in King Jesus gave me the victory over so many problems caused by people that are difficult to get along with and evil men who for some reason do not want to respect the fact that every woman he looks do not want to go out to dinner with them or to date them. I whole heartedly believe in (Romans 8:37) Nay, in all things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. So I am sharing part of my story of how King Jesus helped me to 'live peaceably with all men" in Dallas, Texas with the hope that this monthly letter will help encourage you in your own relationships with difficulty or ugly people who are difficulty to live with at home, on the job, in the market place or whereever you may meet them. I believe you will be uplifted, encouraged, and inspired to greatness along your journey as a Saint of God to live peaceably with all men.
The scripture (Romans 12:18) begins with the word "IF", which actually infers on condition, that others do not respond to you properly, or whether they respond to you at all, or though you must suffer for a while; God wants you to do what he has required of you and that is clearly, "LIVE PEACEABLY WITH ALL MEN", Because of who God is within you he will give you the knowledge and wisdom and strength to make his will possible as it is written in (Matt. 19:26)... with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
The most important aspects of the character of the Saint's of God are those things which will enable you to obey Gods word in (Rom. 12:18), And they are listed as:
(1.) BE ATTENTATIVE to King Jesus voice within you which is the Holy Spirit.(John 10:3-4) He is the shepherd of his sheep, and you must recognize his voice.
(2.) BECOME BLAMELESS AND HARMLESS (Phil. 2:15) This scripture is refering to your outword conduct towards others, or even yourself if you have a tendency to express yourself openly when you make mistakes. God wants you to present yourself as his represenative in the earth as blameless, faultless, without defect, and without censuring; having moral and spiritual integrity as expressing yourself outwardly. To be harmless is to be sincere, pure, holy inwardly and demonstrated as unmixed with that which defiles or is of the devil.
(3.) BE BOLD FOR KING JESUS, defend your faith (Proverbs 28:1). The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion. By being bold for King Jesus you are "helping to restrain wickedness and promoting virtue". For example: When I was approached by someone speaking profanity, I would ask them not to speak pforanity if they wanted to conversate with me, and when they continued to speak profanity in my presence, I would "plead the blood of King Jesus against their every evil words" verably until they left or I decided to leave the area in order not to cause an altercation or bring unnecessary harm to myself. At least I defended my faith and kept the firy darts of profanity out of my mind and body. The blood of King Jesus is a shield against evil firy darts sent by Satans demons when using evil people. (Rom. 13:3)(Eph. 6)
(4.) BE FAITHFUL to the call of God upon your life and study the word of God so that you will not be deceived by the enemy Satan (Rev. 17:14) Satan has tried to be like God, Nimrod at the Tower of Baal tried to be like God and climb up to heaven and so will the AntiChrist in the last days attempt to be like God and will deceive many.
(5.) BE ENCOURAGED to equip yourself with the "whole armor of God" (Eph. 6:12-18) (2 Cor. 10:4-6. Let me encourage you to possess divine authority from the scriptures and divine power through prayer and fasting with the written Word of God spoken out of your mouth frequently and you will be victorious in overthrowing and defeating any wicked device which Satan will bring your way.Your enemies will surely fall underneath the glorious and mighty wisdom and power of God within you. Be sure to pray specific scripturs which relate to your specific condition, problem or trial.
(6.) BE HUMBLE always before God in King Jesus and before men. In every situation, tiral, tribulation or circumstance good or bad, be determine to bless the Lord with praise and adoration for who he is to you, and what he has done for you. King Jesus is worthy of all the praise. (Psalm 34:2) My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. You will find justification for giving God and King Jesus praise in (Ps. 34:4-7) an in many other chapters within the book of Psalm.
(7.) BE LEAD BY THE SPIRIT OF KING JESUS (Rom. 8:14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. To qualify for the position of Sainthood within the Body of Christ, you must be identified by a few amazing qualities and they are your thought life, life style, and conduct of behavior. You must constantly and habitually be led by the Holy Spirit within you as a Born-Again Christian. (Matt. 7:20)
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Let me encourage you to bring forth fruit which becometh the Saints of God which are listed in (Gal. 5:22-23).; and the world may not always applaud you, but God one day will surely reward you.
(8.) BE WATCHFUL (Matt. 24:42) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (Luke 21:36) Watch therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. When persevering under great pressure before King Jesus, prayer is essential toward success against any threats of the enemy. Prayer will enable you to stand for something relevant to the kindgom of God when all others are falling for the fashionable ideas of evil and wicked customs of evil men, some rulers in authority (Eph. 6:12).
(9.) BE ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS. (Titus 2:14) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealousof good works. Having a divine aspiration for the will of God through obedience is being zealous of good works. You are set free from all sin in the flesh and spirit to become zealous of good works for the glory of the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven through the life of King Jesus. (1 Cor. 10:31) (Gen. 43:32-34; Joseph to his brothers)
(10.) BE GROUNDED UPON THE DEATH OF KING JESUS (2 Cor. 5:15) Understand Gods purpose in the redemption of men and live unto King Jesus who died for all of your sins. (Rom. 5:12-21) (Rom. 4:24-25) Being grounded provides great incentive toward holy living. (Rom. 12:1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto to God, which is your reasonable service. (also read vs 2) There will one day be opportunity for greater spiritual maturity in King Jesus for leadership within the Body of Christ which is the Church of God.
Saint's of God let me encourage you to follow these ten (10) most important aspects for victory in obeying the scripture (Romans 12:18) everyday of your life know that one day you will receive a great reward.
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
May 25,2015 - June 25, 2015
"DESTROYING WICKED INJUSTICE!"
(Isaiah 53:5) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Many people often deviate from doing that which is right and just to commit wrongful acts of injustice against another person or group of people. Wicked injustice is that which violates the rights of others. Injustice is ofte found in the heart (Psalm 41:6) (Psalm 66:18).Violating the rights of another person comes in several forms. (1.) Cheating (2.) Dishonesty (3.) Unfairness (4.) Prejudice (5.) Sabatoge (6.) Violance
God is against all forms of wicked injustice which peverts justice, shows particality, offers bribes, twist the truth as written in (Deut. 16:19) God is provoked to avenge the poor and needy from the wicked injustice oppressing them. (Psalm 12:5) For the oppression of the poor, forthe sighing of the needy, now willI arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety that puffeth at him.
Wicked injustice is often statred when children are small and can grow just as the child grows if it is not stopped, or punished by parents, teachers, or others in authority. Cheating, lying, stealing, fighting, bullying are a few ways which wicked injustice is practiced by children during childhood and through the pre-teen and teen-age years and can go on through out adulthood for those who choose to have such bad personality traits.
Injustice has been known to udermine community growth and peace. (Deut. 16:19) The Israelites would face many problems as they conquered nations and developed cities to dwell in. They needed righteous leadership to rule as spiritual leaders among the tribes. Joshua a national leader and successor to Moses, was chosen to lead the childern of Israel into the Promised Land. Joshua needed others to work along side of him to establish spiritual leadership among each tribe, district, and cities with the wisdom of God. When this was not accomplished rebellion and injustice plagued their communities.
Wicked injustice distroys homes, churches, schools, jobs, relationships, and organizations. The appoointment of righteous judges and faithful adminisrators is a very serious responsibility. To teach young children how to do what is right is very important, the principle of leadership starts in the home and often can lead to a rewarding career.
Destroying wicked injustice requires the wisdom, and power of Almighty God in the name of King Jesus. When confronted with wicked injustice we should never resort to retaliation, but to prayer for those who have wronged us with wicked injustice. Pray against theevil which has caused injustice according to (Matt. 5:44-45) But I say unto you, Love you enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to themthat hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to riseon the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain onthe just and on the unjust.
God is the one who will advenge you of all your adversaries who commit wicked injusice against you. By praying for them, this allows God to work on your behalf to change their behaivor towards you or to remove them from your life if the situation persists. Fight the good fight of faith against wicked injustice with justice. Go to those in authority over you and present the problem to them and ask them to remedy the situation for you. Demonstrate a life of justice and mercy towards those who are unjust. Find other scriptures in the word of God which will help you fight aginst the evil of wicked injustice and speek them into exisance against the situation and watch God work on your behalf to destroy this enemy. Overcome wicked injustice with the love of God in King Jesus name; you can overcome evil with good. (Rom.12:21) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Here are a few examples of wicked injustice which violiate the lives of:
Laban's treatment of Jacob (Gen. 36:42)
Sauls treatment of David (1 Sam. 22:15-23)
Saul's treatment of David (1Sam. 24:8-22)
Punishment of the wicked injustice is often swift (Esc. 7:9-10) And harsh and severe(1 Sam. 15:32-33)
As Saint's of Godwe are instructed to hate injustice which is also known as "inquity", we are to testify against it. (Prov. 29:27)(Psalm 58:1-2) (Micah 3:8-9) When wicked injustice is commited repeatedly against you, God through the Holy Spirit is within you, is there to help you show love to those for whom you may not feel love. Trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit of truth according to (John 16) and you will receive the victory over defeat, know that King Jesus has already paid the price for it and has already gotten the victory, just use the weapons of your warfare according to (2 Cor. 10:4-6) and you will win in the battle of Destroying Wicked Injustice!"
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
April 17, 2015 - May 17, 2015
"HAVING A DIVINE ASPIRIATION TO DO THE WILL OF GOD"
(Psalm 42:12) As a harth panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
The world we live in today, is filled with too much distractions, busyness, even the most rual and subburan areas of the domestic United States of America. Most people live their lives encumbered with rushing from point A to get to point B as fast as possible using the least amount of effort to get there. Does anyonne really have a "HOLY ZEAL TO DO THE WILL OF GOD" in the earth? Serving God with "Divine Aspiriation" means a genuine Holy Zeal for the will of God and requires much time, patience, effort, integrity, honesty, dedicaton, perserverencee, and a holy boldness in the face of all adverserial conflict from the enemies of the kingdom of God; just to name a few requirements.
Most people who come to god believe they have a desire for a Holy Zeal, aslo learn that they came short of the characteristics for the leading role as a person suitable for the great challenge. Lets take a the leadership role of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. "What a team!" (1.) They knew each other very well, (2.) They were brothers and a sister by natural birth. (3.) They had the same heritage. (4.) They came from the same linage. (5.) They each were adopted by the infallable God himself for a specific purpose to work together in the great exodus of his people, the Israelites from Egypt. Moses did not believe that he could be the spokesperson for God in this
great test of faith as a mighty deliverer of God's people.
Aaron, a great craftsman in Israel was easily influanced by the wicked children of Israel to build a golden calf, an idol for idol worship, just after God had demonstrated his immeasurable love by giving the Israelits a mighty victory to bring them out of bondage, into the desert, and through the Red Sea on dry land and destroyed the Egyptians by drowning them in the Red Sea. All this was happening while Moses was away upon the mountian talking with God.
Miriam, gave a wonderful praise and victory dance while playing her tambrine about this mighty victory which God gave them, soon became jealous of Moses along with Aaron, because God had chosen Moses to lead his people as a great Massiah and gave him a mighty prophetic ministry office. She was stricken with leprosy and put out of the camp for seven (7) days.
For this topic on "Having a Divine Aspiriation To Do the Will of God!", I choose to focus on Moses, the Levite and son of Amram and Jochebed, whose name means "drawn out of water" or saved from water" and a royal son of Rameses, Pharaoh (Ex. 2:1) (Num. 26:59. Moses was learned in the wisdom of the Egyptians through his adoption by the Pharaohs daughter. He later learned of his heritage as a Hebrew, and sets out to demonstrate his love and loyalty to his race of people by killing an Egyptian taskmaster, flees to the Median desert and becomes son-in-law to a Meidan priest, Jethro. Moses masters the skill of a herdsman while learning patience in the hot sweltering desert sun of Horeb. Soon he learns obediance to God when he come nearer to the burning bush (Ex. 3:2-6) and is found faithful enough to be chosen to be the great deliverer of the children of Israel out of Egypt (Ex. 3:7-10)
Moses is commissioned by God as a great deliver of the Israelits but his faith an devoteness is tested when Pharaoh repeatedly rejects Gods command to "Let my people go!" In (Ex. 5:20-21) the children of Israel complain against Moses but God encurages him in (Ex. 6:1-8) that he will reprove the Egyptian Pharaoh with a strong hand. God, also encourages Mosess by recounting to him how he appeared to his forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in (Ex. 6:2) by the name of JEHOVAH, (the self-existing one (Ex. 6:2-4) I AM THE LORD. This great news must have caused Moses to weep for a moment, and then with sudden burst of joy and gladness because he has again gain insight and knowledge directly form God, which his ancestors were not priviledge to receive. "WOW!" this is amazing informaion.
Moses, faith was tested time and time again by the wicked children of Israel but God used Moses to accomplish his great plan of Exdous out of Egypt by helping him to esablish a great systemo government over his chosen people through his father-in-law, Jepthro (Ex. 18) (Num. 11) (Deut. 1)
Moses is known to have authored the first five (5) books of the Bible called the "Books of the Law also known as the "Pentatch", a Greek word for five (5) volumes. In the Word of God we find that this man of God, Moses had a list of faults,
(A.) complaining about his treatment of his own people (Ex. 5:22-23) (Num. 11:10-15); (B.) impatience (Ex.. 5:23) (C.) Moses accused God of not delivering his peopple from Pharaoh as he said. (D.) Quarreling with God was uninspiring (Num. 14:12-20).
Moses good characteristics were greatly rewarded and they include:
(A.) He was greatly respected and feared by the Israelits.
(B.) He had great faith. (Num. 10:29)
(C.) He encourages the Israelits to go on into Jordan and possess the land.(Deut. 9:1-3)
(D.) Moses choses the riches of God over the treasures of Egypt. (Heb. 11:23-28)
(E.) Called a man of God ( Deut. 33:1)
(F.) Was a friend of God. (Ex. 33:11)
(G.) Magnified of God (Ex. 19:9) (Num. 14:12-20)
(H.) Magnamimety toward the two men Eldad and Medad who prophesied in the camp and was rejected by others. (Num. 11:29)
(I.) Meekness of Moses ( Ex. 14:13-14)
(J.) Encourages the people to stand still and see the salvation of God when at the Red Sea.
(K. ) Obediance to JEHOVAH (EX. 7:6)
(.L.) Moses and Aaron brought the Israelits out of Egypt just as God commanded.
(M.) Had a Holy Zeal to do the will of God in the earth.
(N.) Chose a successor, Joshua
(O.) Type of a Messiah (Num. 27:22-23) (Deut. 18:15-18)
(P.) Face transfigured (Ex. 34:29-35)
(Q.) Writes a glorious song to the people of Israel regarding Gods deliverance of his people (Ex. 15)
(R.) Gives a benediction to the people of Israel (Lev. 9:23) (Num. 10:35) (Deut. 1:11)
Moses is reported to have had a preference for the cause of the nation of people whom God entrusted into his care. He put the desires and will of God above his own
personal needs and interests. Moses proved himself to be a true patriot, a devote man of prayer and intercession, judgment, justice, courage, wisdom, and patience. A prophet of Isreal, filled with a Holy Zeal, a divine aspiration to serve God in absoulute obediance devotion. God used Moses for the purposes leadership over Israel, in accomplishing his plan of redemption of the Hebrew race of people, preservation of his race, and revelation of his convenant relationship and preservation of his convenant with Israel.
A Holy Zeal for God is inspired by the love of King Jesus, who is our example of how to have a Divine Aspiration to do the will of God in the earth (Ps. 69:9). A Holy Zeal for God is in spirit; in well-doing, desiring the salvation of others; contending for the faith; missionary labours; for the glory of God; welfare of the saints; and it is against idolatry. A divine aspiration often times is misguided by others (2 Sam. 21:2); Often not according to knowledge (Rom. 10:2) Ungodly men often petend to have a Holy Zeal for God (2 Kings 10:16) We are always exhorted to have a Holy Zeal for God (Rom. 12:1) (Rev. 3:19) Here are a few more people who could inspirie you along your journey to having a divine aspiriation: A Holy Zeal to do the will of God in the earth: Phinehas (Num. 25:11, 13); Joaish (2 Kings 23:9-25) Corinthians (1 Cor. 14:12).
In your quest to becoming a person of God who has a "Divine Aspiration to Doing the Will of God in the earth", there is much to learn from the life and wisdom of Moses. God trully rewared Moses for all that he suffered and endured bringing the people of God of a bondage into the Promised Land of Canaan. I believe this letter is a great blessing to all those who read it and remain committed to God and allow him to prove them and make them into a great person, as he did for Moses. Be encouraged to remain faithful in the face of great trials and tribulations and God will
raise you up into a position of power and authourity. "How much do you thirst for God?" a tiny bit, a little, a lot, a great deal, an enumerous amount, unlimited amount (Psalm 42:1-2). This is the determining factor for you to measure your desires toward God, in the name of King Jesus.
"WHAT SHOULD COME FIRST? NATURAL BEAUTY OR SPIRITUAL BEAUTY?"
(Psalm 27:4) One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
In the Pentecostal Evangel, church leader T. Ray Rachels write:
Most of the famous people photographed by Yousuf Karsh and included in his book, "The Faces of Greatness," were not physically attractive. Somebody studied the faces of ninety (90) people in the book and determined that thirty-five (35) had moles or warts; thirteen (13) had noticable freckles or liver spots; twenty (20) had obvious traces of acne or other pimples, and two (2) had highly visible scars.
But the blemishes did not deter these people. Thornton Wilder, the playwright; Robert Rodgers, the composer; Picasso, the painter, and many others had obvious imperfections. But what might have embarrassed some just added character when they posed before the truthful lens of the great photographer.
Weakness do not deter those whom God has gifted.
Blemishes, Character, Faults, Gifts, Greatness,
Ministry, Talents, Weakness. (1 Sam..16:7)
(2 Cor. 12:7-10)
Spring season is not quite in the air just yet, but it is near. My mailbox has been full of the new seasons catalogs, and many stores shelves are lined with magazines anouncing the ladies and mens fashions with an attachment of a sample of the latest perfumes, cosmetics, or vitamins, enclosed for potential customers. The televison talk shows probably are preparing to discuss this seasons beauty makeover trends and celeberity beauty secrets.
Beautifying the natural body by means of creams, vitamins, aerobics exercise, weight loss diets, lap bands, Botox, facial lifts are very expensive measures to take just to make oneself presentable to the general public from products / services in what is probably known as a "trillion dollar" industry.
People have been pursuing the "fountian of life" for centuries and are still no closer to the discovery then than they are now in 2015. The fear of aging is a terrible threat for most people and preserving youth is on most people's mind including mine, whether they admit it or not. Growing old gracefully as some may say, is not what one choose to do but rather to grow and not become old.
The "trillion dollar" question to ask is "WHAT SHOULD COME FIRST: NATURAL BEAUTY OR SPIRITUAL BEAUTY? Since this is a very personal issue for most women and men, the answer could cause an unpredictable situation. But nevertheless, I have chosen to address this topic because it is an obvious reality.
Beauty can be described in many terms, here are a few good ones: gorgeous, very beauitful, beauitful, gratifying, acceptable, pleasing, likable, adequate, good, fair. Beauitful women were very important in curtural issues in the ancient times, so much so that the men of Persia felt threaten by Vashti's beauty and self-will as Queen asserting her authority by refusing to parade herself at her husband's seven (7) day festival (Esth. 1:5-12). Her refusal to dine with the rulers caused such a stirr that she was banished from being Queen as an act of rebellion against a partriarchal ancient culture and customs. It is believed that these men feared the social chaos that could result if all women refused to obey their husbands wishes, even though it would cause them their own moral values and self-worth.
There are men even today who tremble at the fear of an assertive and independent modern woman, their fear is unfounded since God created a woman to be a man's help mate and not his inferior or slave. There are several women in the Bible whom God chose to use to demonstrate his glory and power through his use of women with strong character. Esther, Vashti's successor, demonstrated the wisdom of God by establishing a plan to bring the wicked Hamen to destruction; she did so at the risk of suffering the same fate as Vashti and also at the risk of loosing her own life. (Esth. 4:11; 5:1-3).
Esther won the victory by saving a nation of people from the doom of genocide. Because of the story of Esther many women have become courageous in the fight against crulty to women and children. They have become bold to speak up and be heard and by asserting their will to combat all sorts of evils facing women today, while promoting good-will in assisting in humanitarian efforts around the world. Esther won the beauty contest because she was taught by her uncle Mordecai to obey the customs of the times and to trust in the God of Isreal. She dared to trust God and win. Her beauty and social grace along with Godly wisdom through prayer and fasting for her people won the heart and love of the King and she was crowned Queen of Persia. She was blessed by God with both natural and spiritual beauty.
Scripture indicates how God demonstrates his glory and power to create the earth. In the Bible you will find many wonderful words describing how beauitful God's creation is, this psalm is one of them (Ps. 135). In God's original creation plan he made all things good and wonderful and beauitful. He created a perfect world but the evil power of darkness caused man and woman to sin. When sin and death entered the earth, destruction caused some of the beauty which God created to be destroyed, because of rebellion somethings became ugly. Man no longer lived in a perfect land for hardship and labor wore their beauitful bodies down. Old age took the place of eternal existance and perfect beauitful bodies for Adam and Eve and death was the end result (Gen. 3:14-24). So it understandable today why we grow old and aged. The aging process resembles the beginning stages of death though one is alive.
God set forth a plan of redemption to rescue his creation and people from this dilema of loss of perfection in the earth. Now, through King Jesus fallen man has the opportunity to regain perfect glorified bodies (1 John 3:2) and eternal life (1 John 17:2). The fountian of life is called "eternal life" (Romans 6:23). For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.(Rom. 5:21)
Through King Jesus God has achieved great power and glory in the restoration of his creation to his original plan and purpose. Because of this achievement the people of God through faith can be restored and for all those who desire to have beauitful healthy bodies both natural and spiritual, it is now made possible through righteous and holy living.
Saint's of God, yes, it is possible for both women and men to be georgous without fake things to beauitfy them because the God of all creation is real and more than able to restore what Satan's kingdom has stolen from you through the fall of Adam and Eve (Mt. 19:26) With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Let me encourage you as Saint's of God , to know that the will of God for you is always put spiritual matters before natural things in life. Because God wants to prosper you spiritually and he will also supply your need for the natural things of life. Just believe in God's word and trust him and wait patiently upon him and he will cause it to come to pass. The problems associated with beauty is that it sometimes causes people to become infatuated with appearance and the end result often brings hurt, disappointment, discouragement, lack of trust, and many more evils into a relationship. But the wise person knows that infatuation with someone's appearance is a poor foundation for a healthy relationship. A beauitful healthy and spiritual realtionship should be based upon a solid foundaiton in the Word of God, at the start of a relationship and continuing until God calls you to glory.
NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL BEAUTY QUIZ
The following is a short quiz for you to test your own opinion regarding the way you perceive your natural beauty.Simply rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 indicating where you believe your physical beauty ranks. Circle only one response. Give yourself an honest answer because your choice will affect your understanding of the quiz at the end. Then take another short quiz to test your opinion of your own spiritual beauty by following the same instructions for the natural beauty quiz. The answers to both quizes are at the very end of this letter. Please answer as truthfully as possible so you will get the best results from these short quizes.
NATURAL BEAUTY QUIZ
1. Georgious 2. Very beauitful 3. Beauitful 4. Gratifying 5. Acceptable 6. Pleasing 7. Likable 8. Adequate 9. Good 10. Fair
SPIRITUAL BEAUTY QUIZ
1. Georgious 2. Very beauitful 3. Beauitful 4. Gratifying 5. Acceptable 6. Pleasing
7. Likable 8. Adequate 9. Good 10. Fair
These quizes have been designed to encourge the people of God to trust God more in providing what you need for your spiritual growth and natural life rather than putting your trust in superficial things that really end up harming the body and the spirit. (1 Cor. 6:19-20) What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
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NATURAL BEAUTY QUIZ ANSWERS
Natural Beauty Physical Beauty Likeness
1. Georgious Well-pleasing Abigail
2. Very Beauitful Beloved Hannah
3. Beauitful Delightful Mary of Bethany
4. Gratifying Lovely Ruth
5. Acceptable Good looks Prisicilla
6. Pleasing Favorable Lydia
7. Likeable Attractive Jael
8. Adequate Common Hagar
9. Good Worthy/heroic Jochebed
10. Fair Benevolant Rebekah
SPIRITUAL BEAUTY QUIZ ANSWERS
Spiritual Beauty Spiritual Beauty Likeness
1. Georgious (Is. 42:21) Rachel (Gen. 29:17)
2. Very Beauitful (Mt. 12:18) Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11:2-3)
3. Beauitful (Ps. 94:19) Esther (Esth. 2:7)
4. Gratifying (1 John 4:9) Abigail (1 Sam. 25:3)
5. Acceptable (Ecc. 12:10) Vashti (Esth. 1:11)
6. Pleasing (Is. 49:8) Rebekah (Gen. 24:15-16)
7. Likable (Jer. 31:3) Tamar (2 Sam. 13:1)
8. Adequate (Titus 1:4) Sarah (Gen. 12:11)
9. Good (Mt. 12:35) Daughter of Job (Job 42:15)
10. Fair (2 Peter 1:7) Abishag (1 Kings 1:3-4)
"PERFECT "PERFECTION" THROUGH KING JESUS"
(Col. 1:28) Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Perfection is the deepest and greatest desire to be acheived by all those who love King Jesus. Because it is of great concern for me to go on from perfectness to perfection, I have chosen to address this topic with all the people of God within the household of faith, with the belief that it is of the uttmost interest and desire for you, also.
Being perfect in this life does not necessarily mean that we are without mistakes, or sins of some degree from ignorance, however, to live a santified life continually without deliberate sin, and without a sin conscienceness (Heb. 9:14), is to live free of sin while going on to perfection. This of course is a life of complete santification. Inorder to achieve this state of perfectness it becomes necessary to live a life of repentance and forgiveness toward God, yourself, and others daily. This type of life is a life of holiness and is achieved more completely while the justification of sin is removed through the blood attonment sacrifice of King Jesus for any guilt of voluntary or willingness of sin. This justification allows the santification process to become entire. Every believer is now given the opportunity to become filled with the power of holiness because santification now takes away any inbred or roots of sin in the flesh. King Jesus blood removes the stain and blotch of sin from every believers body, mind, soul, and spirit. Flesh is destroyed and the spirit becomes alive to perfectness in King Jesus.
God's perfection is the standard for our perfection in King Jesus name and by his blood (Mat. 5:48) Be therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Here being perfect means complete but not yet total perfection, and should not be understood as sinless perfection. Perfectness means possessing a complete love to embrace those that love you and those who do not. God's perfection means that he is complete in himself because he lacks nothing and has no flaws. God is perfect in all characteritics of his nature. God's perfection should be our measuring tool (Eph. 4:13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the statue of the fullness of Christ.(Psalm 18:30) (Psalm 19:7)
Our human perfection in this life is always relative to and dependant upon God for our existance. Our moral condition, state or quality of life concerning pefection should refer to a faultless lifestyle (Jude 1:24), a blamless lifestyle (Gen.6:9) (Job 1:1) (James 3:15) Perfection could also be refered to a believers level of spiritual and natural maturity (Phil. 3:15). The perfect Born-Again Christian believer is one who has endured and overcome trials and God's love is now made perfect in them. Yet, as Apostle Paul continued to press toward the goal of perfection in (Phil. 3:12-14), Let me firmly encourage you to endeavor to make perfection your goal toward the call of God for your own lives just as Aposlte Paul achieved in this life. In King Jesus second coming total perfection is achieved (1 Cor. 13:10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Ministers of God who have been given a particuliar office (Eph. 4:11), are required by God to exhort and to lead the Saint's of God into perfection, because all are commanded to aim for perfection. (2 Cor. 7:1) (Gen 17:1) (Deut. 18:13). Ministers are to train, disciple, instruct, equip, strenthen, nourish and protect the Saint's of God toward perfecting of the soul for moral and spiritual perfection.
The Word of God is the rule of perfection for his chosen people (James 1:25) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer, of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. The word of God is designed to lead his people into perfection (2 Tim. 3:16-17) All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, is provitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. Saint's of God growing from grace to grace should endeavor to embrace the bond of perfectness mention in (Col. 3:14) And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
The four laws of God are an enlargement of his scope of his own nature and creation. These four laws are directly related to achieving perfection in King Jesus Messianic Kingdom. The first law deals with his creation in the physical realm of nature which governs the continous physical existance of his word (Gen. 8:22) (Col. 1:17). Next, the moral law, also know as the "perfect law of liberity" (James 1:25) rules by authority the immaterial things of life (2 Tim. 3:17). The third law address and governs the social law of God which affects the interpersonal relationship of every believer (James 2:8). This law is also known as the "royal law of God".
The fourth law of God governs the spiritual law of God with the believers relationship toward God and with God, it is encapsulated in the first great commandment (Math. 22:37,38). These four laws reveal Gods purpose for man to glorify the sovereignty of God (Ex. 20:2-3) I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shall have no other gods before me.
The sovereignty of God is also revealed through his only Son King Jesus life, death, burial and resurrection form the dead. King Jesus came to put a restraint on sin and on the sinner who has chosen to convert from sin unto righteousness, this is done through the office of the Holy Spirit to reveal sin (Gal. 3:24-26) Wherefore the law was our shcoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a shcoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. (Roman 3:19-20) Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
The laws purpose is to disciple the sinner to a life in King Jesus, it is important to state that the law was not intended to, nor could it change the gospel, for sin does not have dominion over the life of the believer (Romans 6:14) For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace. The law could not change the sinner, but a sinners life is changed through faith and confession of King Jesus as their Lord and savior (Heb. 11:1) (Rom. 10:9-10), the law of God is identified in these four areas and helps to encourage a life of obedience and order in every Born-Again Christian Church and society (Gen. 2:17) (Rom. 7:7-14) (Ex. 3:13).
The four laws of God leads his people into the "blessedness of perfection" (Psalm 37:37) Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. (Prov. 2:21) For the upright shall dewell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
The perfect will of God and not his permissive will, for his people is that which is good and acceptable and perfect according to (Rom. 12:1-2) I BESEECH you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. It is essential for every believer who choses to live the life of a Born-Again Christian going on to perfection, to maintain an eternal perspective on this life and live a life as close to perfectiobn in King Jesus as possible until the second coming of King Jesus (Mat. 19:26) But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
The Church of God shall attain perfection which is the untlimate result of the unity between King Jesus and his disciples when he was on earth reflected in his disciples so the world will see and witness of Gods love revealed through the belivers both then and today (James 17:23) (Eph. 4:3).
The integrity of the church after King Jesus return in his second coming (1Thes. 4) is to put on the form of the perfected Messanic Kingdom, the heavenly New Jerusalem, a church and kingdom without spots or blemishes, with strict adherence to both moral and ethical principles in character and honesty. Giving glory to God and King Jesus as the supreme ruler, majesty in the sense of absolute "perfection"of the diety. King Jesus, the only one on earth who in his own person raised faith to its highest perfection and set before us the highest example of faith toward complete, and total perfection of the soul and spirit having achieved both moral and spiritual "PERFECTION!"
"THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM!"
'THE SHEDDING OF HUMAN BLOOD: INEFFECTUAL IN REMOVING SIN!"
On Sunday, January 11, 2015, Millions of people marched in Prais France in solidarity for those slain in a terriorist attack by Islamic State Muslims because of divisions between some Islamic and secular values where the French weekly magazine "Charlie Hebdo", Lampooned Islamic Prophet Mohammed in the nude.The magazine is known to write satirical news reports of religious and political figures in cartoons. The lampooning of Mohammed lead to the deaths of twelve (12) ten of which were (10) staff members, and eleven (11) injuired and four (4) in critical condition. New reports filled the media of killings from terriorist attacks within a few days where Islamic State terriorized a Kosher grocery store in Paris France killing several people.
"The shedding of human blood: in these causes does not remove sin, and this is the focus of my monthly letter to my reading audiance. Islamic state is known as a caliphate terrorizing the world with their intent on ruling the world by brut force for not conforming to their Islamic religious beliefs. The muslims belief in the Quran as the divine word of God (Allah). The Quran is the suppose revelation of God given to the Prophet Mahammed, and is divided into 114 chapters, or Suras. It states that the Quran is the Last Word of God given to Muslims, it includes both the Old and New Testaments inspired by God, but they say it has been altered by Christians and Jews. This helps to explain why Islamic State Muslims are fighting against Israel and those who offer support for Israel against Islamic State terrorist attacks. The initial conflict is between Jews and Muslims and regarding major differences of opinion on text, scripture, doctrines, teachings, precepts, and statues of the Holy Bible and the Quran.
Muslims believe that the Quran is the inspired word of God, is right.They proudly probclaim that the Quran is the final authority of God. Where as, the Christians, Born-Again Christians and Jews believe that the Holy Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and God is the final authority of the scriptures.
Basic Islamic teachings is that "There is no God but Allah", and is recited daily among devote Muslims. Muslims believe that the Prophet Mohammed is greater than the Prophet King Jesus Christ since he was sent to the whole world. Christians, Born-Again Christians and Jews practice and believe that King Jesus is a Prophet sent from heaven to earth by God to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles, and then to the whole world.
Muslims have five pillars or observances which they must observe as demonstrations of their faith. They are as followed:
1. Creed of belief "There is no God but Allah", and Mohammed is the prophet Allah.
2. Their daily ritual prayers are performed five (5) times a day facing Mecca.
3. Alms giving, offerings of 1/40% of their income to help the needy.
4. Ramadan, the belief and practice of fasting during the daylight hours.
5. Trip or pilgrimage to Mecca is required by all before death.
Islamic Unofficial Pillar
(6.) This unofficial pillar of Quran, known as the holy war, is used to spread Islam faith. Muslims view God as absolute power and authority or deity, whose will is obeidence to the law. Muslims believe that God is not known in a personal sense to them, thus the objective of Islam it is to obey Allah, (the law), and not to know him or to love him as a person, but simply to obey.
BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS BELIEFS:
(1.) God is the soverign God, only deity, the creator of both heaven and earth, both man and woman all things mention in the book of Genesis.
(2.) Daniel a prophet of God, prayed three (3) times a facing Jerusalem, the Holy City of God (Daniel 6:10). King David prayed three times a day and is mention in (Psalm 55:17).
(3.) One tenth (1/10%) of tithes of all income is given to help spread the work of the ministry of King Jesus in the earth, and to help the poor and needy. (Mal. 3:8-12) (Heb. 7:2) (Gen. 28:22) (Num. 18:26)
(4.) Christians and Jews observe the passover, "The feast of unleaven bread", a seven (7) day feast in the first month, and on the fourteenth (14) day of the month.(Ez. 45:21) (2 Chr. 35:19) (John 2:13) (Num. 28:16) (Num. 9:2)
(5.) Christians and Jews are instructed to assembly together for worship and praise of God. (Psalm 107:32) (2 Chr. 5:3) ((Joel 2:15) (Num. 29:35) (1 Sam. 17:47) (2 Chr. 5:6) (Acts 11:26)
(6.) Born-Again Christians and Jews most often fast two days a week, some fast more than others. There are several different types of fast mention in the Holy Bible. Some can be found in the books of (Mat. 6:1-18) (Daniel 10).
Many devote Born-Again Christians and Jews make a trip to the Holy City of Jerusalem, Israel as tourist to visit the place where King Jesus was born, to visit the place where he lived and died on the cross for their sins, and to walk down the Demascus road. But it is not a religious requirement, nor is it mandatory for them to visit the Holy City, Jersulaem Israel, to recieve the free gift of salvation, nor is it written in scripture as a mandatory act of service. Most desire to make the trip to the Holy City out of devote love for all that King Jesus has done for them.Born-Again Christians and Jews observe and remember King Jesus Christ through the passover and the taking of the Lords Supper known as "Holy Communion". (Luke 22:7-19)
NO UNOFFICIAL (PILLAR) COMMAND FOR HOLY-WAR AS ISLAMIC STATE AND MUSLIMS
God gave the Jews the Ten (10) Commandments to obey. (Deut. 5:7-21)
God sent his only Son King Jesus to earth to destroy sin in the flesh and spirit, and in the world. Born-Again Christians and Jews are not instructed in scripture to fight in a holy-war, but are required by King Jesus to spread the gospel according to (Mat. 28:19-20). Our warfare is according to (Eph. 6:12-13). The war is the Battle of Armageddon which will take place on Mount Megiddo, and were Babylon will fall and be desroyed. (Rev. 16:12-16) (Rev. 1-18:24) These terriorist attacks by Islamic State "Muslims" are in contrast to the "Holy Bible" which Jews and Born-Again Christians are taught to believe.
The Islamic State Muslims war is a fight against our "faith in God through his son King Jesus." Muslims want to convert people (the world) through mass destruction in the natural. Jews and Born-Again Christians convert siners to the gospel of King Jesus through booklets, sermons, revials, songs, teachings of who King Jesus is and how they, too, can know him (the person of King Jesus by the Holy Spirit within them) and not weapons of destruction through terrorism.
'The shedding of human blood , is ineffectual to remove the sins of the world because King Jesus was the only recognized human sacrifice provided by God, the Father for the attonement of the sins of the world. Mohammed's blood is not recorded as having been shedd as the reason for the Islamic faith. King Jesus does not teach the shedding of human blood because he never shedd human blood. He shedd his own blood on the cross of Calvary to forgive sin in the flesh and spirit, to purge away sin, to wash away the stain of sin, to wash away the shame of sin, (1 John 1:9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness. (John 19:34) But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
Proverbs 6 tell us that there are things which God hates, one of them is the shedding of innocent blood. (Proverbs 6:16-19) These six things does the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shedd innocent blood. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A flase witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brothern.
"The shedding of human blood: is ineffectual to forgive sin because it is:
1. Forbidden (Gen. 9:5)
2. Hateful to God (Prov. 6:16-17)
3. Defiling to the Land (Ps. 106:38)
4. Defiling to the person (Isaiah 59:3)
5. Always punished (Gen. 9:6)
6. Idolaters used it for Drink-offerings (Ps. 16:4)
7. Full of evil (Ecc. 9:3)
8. Desperately evil (Jer. 17:9)
9. Darkened (Rom. 1:21)
10. Influenced by Satan and his devils (John 13:2)
11. Defiles the hands (Is. 59:3)
12. Defiles the garments (Lam. 4: 13-14)
BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS: are against the shedding of human blood because they:
(1.) Hate it (Psalm 119:163) (Prov. 13:5)
(2.) Avoid it (Isaiah 63:8) (Zeph. 3:13)
(3.) Do not respect those who shedd it (Psalm 40:4)
(4.) Reject those who practice it (Psalm 101:7)
(5.) Pray to God to be preserved from it (Psalm 119:29) (Prov. 30:8)
Because it is :
(6.) Unbecoming in the life of rulers (Prov. 17:7)
(7.) Practiced by evil rulers (Prov. 29:12)
(8.) Practice of false prophets, rulers and false witnesses are addicted (Prov. 29:12) (Prov. 14:5, 25)
(9.) Used by the wicked who are addicted to it (Jer. 9:3,5)
(10.) Often accompanied by gross crimes (terriorism) (Hosea 4:1,2)
(11.) Used for vanity to obtain great wealth and riches (Prov. 21:16)
(12.) Brings exclusion from heaven (Rev. 21:27) (Rev. 22:15)
(13.) Causes damanation of the guilty into hell (Rev. 21:8)
"The shedding of human blood : is ineffectual because it is described as "KILLINGS" and done through:
2. With hatred
3. By ambush
4. Made of and used with Iron weapons
5. By a blow or tramua
6. Use of the hands
"The shedding of human blood: is ineffectual because the person(s) who are guilty of it are:
Wanders and vagabonds
fleeing from God's presence / wrath
Not protected by God nor by local, city, state or federal governments
Have no protection through animal sacrifice
Not hide or sealed from God's eyes
An abomination unto God and man
Rejected: God will not hear their prayers
"The shedding of human blood: Is ineffectual because it brings God's judgment as:
(1.) A curse
(3.) Infliction upon family members
BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS: are against the shedding of human blood because it is against the perfect will and the permissive will of God. "THE WORD OF GOD IS AGAINST THE SHEDDING OF HUMAN BLOOD!" God warns aginst this in (1 Peter 4:15) But let none of you suffer as a murder, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Saint's of God are to disapprove of the shedding of human blood according to (Psalm 51:14) in this scripture King David is praying unto God for forgiveness of sin because he has shedd human blood, probably that of Uriah, the Hittite for his wife Bath-sheba. King David found forgiveness from bloodguiltness and he acknowledge his sin and God forgave him.
There is much more which could be written in this monthly letter about the subject of "The Shedding of Human Blood: Ineffectual To Remove Sin", cleans away sin, purge away sin. King Jesus shedd his blood once an for all to remove all the shame of sin and the stain of sin. God will not send his only Son to earth to shedd his blood again for the atonement of sin because King Jesus blood is:
1. Holy blood
2. Fogiving blood
3. Innocent blood
4. Perfect blood
5. Healing blood
6. Saving blood
7. Soul cleansing blood
9. Anointed blood
10. Vicarious blood
11. Perfect blood
12. Necessary blood
THE BLOOD OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT (HEB. 13:20) Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant. Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.
"ARE YOU WASHED!" in the innocent shedd blood of King Jesus from all sin in the flesh and spirit? Are you made free from sin? Wash yourself from the cruel hatred of Islamic State terrorizing the world.
"WASH YOURSELF!" when you watch the television news media reporting the horrific crimes against humanity, lest you too, be found guilty of partaking in there carnage by doing nothing to fight against it.
"WASH YOURSELF!" in the shedd blood of King Jesus lest you become addicted and committ treason and side with the Islamic as others have. Wash yourself in the shedd blood of King Jesus lest you become complacent and dehumanized to blood shedd through movies of killings of women, children and the elderly by ISIS / Islamic State, and other cruel evil men.
"WASH YOURSELF!" in the blood of King Jesus lest you unknowning eat of their "forbidden food", food forbidden by God (Lev.). Wash yourself from all bloodguiltyness if you have murdered a person by accident / or car accident, lied, cheated, stolen, co-horted, and caused another person to suffer beyond measure in poverty and deprivation resulting in death through neglect, genocide, friendly fire.
"WASH YOU, MAKE YOU CLEAN; AND PUT AWAY THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS FROM BEFORE MINE EYES; CEASE TO DO EVIL;" (Isaiah 1:16-18,20) Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil. Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Royal Queen Apostle Cora Lee Hairston
"MOVING HEAVEN!" "SHAKING EARTH!" "SHOCKING HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" "IN KING JESUS NAME!"
"DON'T YOU LET A WOMAN KEEP YOU OUT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD!"
On Thursday, December 11, 2014, I was waiting outside my apartment complex for my ride to come. It was very cold and I was wrapped up warmly with my coat and hat and scarf. I sat down on the bench to read a book which I had recently obtained from the public library titled "The Rise And Fall OF ISIS: A Threat We Cannot Ignore!" by Jay Sekulow. I had just completed reading a few paragraphs when a tall African-American man walked up and said, "What are you reading?" "Jehovah's Witnes!", I quickly responded with a loud, "No!" "Holiness!", This man went on to say, "why he had said this to me.
Within a few short minutes the conversation went quickly from a reasonable one to a more heated conversation when I introduced myself as Apostle Cora Lee Hairston, he got upset and quickly announced to me that he did not believe in women preaching the word of God, nor did he believe in women Apostles. He tried to justify his reason for objecting women in ministry. He could not hold to his argument when I proudly proclaimed to him the many famous and courageous women in the bible who were used by God such as Deborah, Mary Magdalene, Priscilla, Mary the mother of Jesus, and others used by God to help bring his plan of salvation to the people of this earth.
I sited a short version of the Biblical stories quickly outlining the most important aspects of these great women of God (many of which are written in the Hall of Faith in the book of Hebrews chapter 11), this man did not say very much regading my statments I believe it is because he was ashamed of himself knowing that God did in fact use many women to help bring the good news of the gospel to those hurting and lost and dying then just as he continues to use women today. This man did however, mention a passage of the scriptures written in (1 Timothy 12), which lets eveyone who reads the word of God know that apostle Paul instructed women not to teach nor exercise authority over a man. He tried to use the scriptures to justify his bad attitude toward women. It is common knowledge that most men would ratther destroy a woman than treat one with dignity and respect. The newspapers, radio, television, movies and book and other forms of media lets women know just what the masses of the patriotrical society believes about women. Women were raped in the Bible days by evil men trying to make them their wives, then makng themselves believe that she would love them, and desire the at some later date. Many holy women today are still experinceing this horrific evil plagueing their lives, their young daughters, through rape, sexual harrashment on the job and in the military, date rape, molestation, incest, domestic violance, many are even killed because they refuse to give up their virginity to an wicked, ungodly man.
President Obama addressed the issue in one of his public speeches in May of 2012 stating that he was working to provide more help for women going through domestic violence, and how the morning after pill is now available for eleven (11) year olds to obtain from their local pharmacy without their parents knowledge. I have heard on the local news in Dallas, Texas a few years ago that the government was making a law that corporations will have to pay for their employees birth control pills. The government has taken on the challenge of riding inocent women and children abused, raped and murderd by their male family members, neighbors and strangers. President Obama in another of his speaches stated to the public that he was trying to get better laws to protect women going through domestic violence. His administration along with other womens organizations are trying to get equal pay for equal work, education and experience. This African-American laughed when I stated to him that if God can use a "donkey" he can use a woman in ministry. I began to explain my reason form making such a statement, "the jail house is full of evil men," men are lost a war, there are too men evil men preaching the gospel", so God choses to use a woman for the glory of his kingdom, to keep his word alive in the earth.
Just as the debate began to go into this direction more, my ride pulled up, and this man quickly stated that women need to stop wearing their dresses to tight. I said that men need to do the same and they need to wear their robes in the pulpit. I got in my ride as he was walking away and yelled very loudly, "Don't You Let A Woman Keep You Out Of The Kingdom Of God!"
I decided to tell this true story to those visiting my website as my December monthly letter. I know you will be blessed as you continue to read how I choose to present this topic in the way I believe it should be told.
WOMEN IN THE MINISTRY
Let me begin my monthly letter for December 2014, with the Virgin Mary, the mother of King Jesus. The book of Matthew chapter 1 and 2 tells us how this wonderful miraculous birth of King Jesus unfolds. Mary lived in a small village in Galilee, named Nazarath. She was exposed to Joseph, a just man, who found out that his expoused wife was with child before they even came together as husband and wife. Mary was a natural virgin who was filled with faith in God and had knowledge of the scriptures. We know this because of her powerful words which she humbly expressed to the angel Gabriel, when he was sent by God to tell her in (Luke 1:26-38) Hail, thou art highly favored, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women.
Mary was chosen by Almighty God to be the earthly mother of the baby "Jesus", because she was pure both in her body and heart. (Mat. 5:8) Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Mary did not know that she was pure in heart but she did know that she was pure in her body. Gabriel proclaimed to Mary in
(Luke1:31) And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. (Mat. 1:34) Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? Mary was a humble young madien, she was filled with uncertainty but the angel Gabriel gave her assurance and brought understanding to her heart. (Mat. 1:38) Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Mary is pure in her body and pure in her heart, soon she will see the face of God. Because of her purity she is highly favored of God. The written word of God given in the Old Testament is about to become the living word of God through a pure virgin of a pure heart. Mary is viritous and poor in spirit. (Mat. 5:3) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theres is the kingdom of heaven.
Mary is found pure in body, Mary is found pure in heart, Mary is found poor in spirit, for she is not proud nor is she haughty in spirit. Her inner condition is happy becaue of the work of God upon her life prior to the angel Gabriel message from God. Mary is found righteous and faithful to God when she is persectued because of her being with child and not having known Joseph as her husband. (Mat. 5:10) Mary is found obedient when reviled by those gainsayers who doubted her regarding the angels message of a Holy thing in her body.
Mary is found honorable when she ministers to Elizabeth in (Luke 1:46-56) Mary is found qualified when she endures great trials for he cause of the baby "Jesus" birth.(Mat. 5:12) She is rewarded for all of these virtues and characteristic of God within her. Mary is found holy and become the first disciple of King Jesus through God his father. (Luke 1:35) (Luke 1:46-56).
God who is holy needed a virgin who is pure in heart, pure in body, poor in spirit, righteous, obedient, honorable, whom God himself qualified to be the mother of his heavenly son, born of a natural birth through a virgin woman. Mary was already filled with the holy word of God through her parents teachings, she obviously loved the written word of God that was handed down to her through the generations.
God used women to help change the world and the course of history for all eternity. God used a woman to be the very first disciple of King Jesus. He can use a woman to "MOVE HEAVEN!" "SHAKE EARTH!" "SHOCK HELL!" "TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE!" " IN KING JESUS NAME!"
He used Anna in the temple a widow for many years, and virtious before marriage to her husband. Anna, who was standing next to Simeon, she beheld the face of God in his son the baby "King Jesus" when he was presented in the temple for circumcising. Anna gave praise to God, and help lead many to redemption in the holy city Jerusalem. God used many more women to proclaim the gospel of King Jesus for he found them faithful and worthy to share in both the joys and sorrows of the ministry of the good news of King Jesus Christ.
"DON'T YOU LET A WOMAN KEEP YOU OUT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD!"
Royal Queen Apostle Cora Lee Hairston
"Moving Heaven!" "Shaking Earth!" "Shocking Hell!" "To Set The Captives Free!" "In The Name Of King Jesus!"