Absence of God

It’s not as though these other religions are preaching different versions of the same thing, and Christians have become resentful and afraid of losing their preeminence – not even remotely. I would not even be religious if that were the case. I would just be a sinner, and I’d be good at it. At one time I was, for many years. But I was never religious. Religion is so common in the world. Faith is not. Don’t confuse the two, they are not related.

Only true Christianity has true Faith. Most who consider themselves believers are not part of true Christianity, they are part of religious christianity. Which is not Christianity at all. It is pretend and phony. That’s why it has no power. The power is in the anointing. Everyone has access to it, but it can only be accessed the way God has established it to be accessed. And no other. Christ is not Jesus’ last name. It is the Greek word for the Hebrew word Meshiac [Messiah], which means the Anointed One and or His Anointing. The second meaning the Anointing that goes where He puts it. Which is upon those He has authorized to speak for Him.

Jesus was chosen by God and authorized to say and do everything He said and did. And He had the anointing to back both it and Himself up. He walked on the water because He had the anointing, He raised the dead because He had the anointing, He cast out the demons and fed the thousands with a handful . . . because of the anointing. Not because He is the Son of God. He was already that before He came down here. He came [as a man] to show us [men] how this becoming a Son of God was done [by a man] so we [men] could start doing it ourselves in His Name by following His example. The Bible is very specific on what that example is. That specific example is itself the narrow way, and few travel on it.

Your life depends on you personally getting a hold of why He became a man. The reason He became a man was to bring you to the Inside because you were born on the Outside. He did not do this just so we could agree with what He did and then keep doing our own thing, like we did before He came or before we came to Him. That’s all getting saved is if what you did was say a prayer without realizing you just signed a contract [in the Spirit realm]. That’s what a covenant is, a contract. Except this one is written in blood.

Every true believer has a level of the anointing, and certain things will follow that to prove it. The Scripture says so. But there is even greater anointing in and under the Ministry that every single believer is supposed to be a part of. Ephesians 4 and Romans 10 lay this out clearly. Read them in several translations. Relatively few percentage wise are Called to ministry. Everyone is commanded to get up under the authority of those who are Called. But they cannot make you. God wants everyone to be saved, but Jesus only dealt with those who followed. God will not force Christianity on anyone. Not even those who call themselves by His Name.

With your words you signed a contract. A contract to change and keep changing, until you are just like Jesus. Which of course, you cannot even begin to do alone. That’s why He sent a bunch of help [all described in His Word], but you can only take the help He sent. The help He sent has Power [to help you become like Him, not to help you with your plans to avoid Him]. All other religion does not have any power, so it cannot help you.

God did not start religion, He did not send any of those others. All of the different Offices of the 5 fold ministry were birthed or realigned by Jesus himself. Getting saved is an option for everyone. Getting up under the authority with anointing so that you can grow is not an option, for anyone. We should not be surprised at the monstrosity and size of this religious deception. Jesus warned us about again and again. Especially for the Last Days.

Apostles did not come out of thin air, Jesus created the Office. A few centuries later, Religion shut them all down. They killed most of them. None of the crusades were Christian, they were all Catholic. All of them. Yet so many people including most believers think they were christian, simply because they don’t know history. The very first crusade was against other orthodox believers in Constantinople who refused to join the growing religious mafia of catholicism. Later they would go after the true believers who were operating in the power of the Holy Spirit by true faith, through a wicked device they invented called the Inquisition.

They murdered them by the hundreds of thousands. The Albigenses, Waldenses, Huguenots and Cathars. Born again spirit filled Christians who refused to line up with the heresy, corruption and dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. They killed them because they were the apostles prophets evangelists pastors and teachers, and they had the power. It was the same reason they killed Jesus in His day.

Religion has no power and if it cannot have it, it will kill those who do. But they only had power as they stayed submitted to the rank and structure of Authority as it was created by Christ himself. This is non existent in the church today, because the church as we know it is the Body of Religion. Just as the true Ecclesia is the Body of Believers. Which is the Body of Christ. This body of religion is huge in the earth. Catholic and protestant. It costs nothing to join, and nothing happens when you do. You get to stay exactly the way you are, while telling everyone you follow Jesus.

God is not looking for physical bodies who don’t want to go to Hell. The Creator of the Universe is looking for a people who will learn to live by faith and produce Fruit. These are the ones He is coming for. The Body of Christ is small, less than 10 per cent of those who say they believe. No man has to go through another man to get to Jesus. You can accept Christ all by your self. Every man who wants to follow Him must do it through the rank structure and authority that He himself set up. That is what the 5 fold ministry is. The place you must go to follow Him. You cannot follow Him alone. People who refuse to do this expose their own hatred of submission and their contempt for authority that exists in the fallen nature of all men. Well that is the nature of Lucifer, it is what we became in the fall of man. When Adam and Eve sinned.

It is this fallen nature that must be crucified and did not get born again. That’s what your cross is for. What we think, what we feel and what we want. They are part of our soul not our spirit. They were not saved when you became born again. Your spirit is what got born again, and it is the only place God speaks to you. When man fell he didn’t die soulically, he died spiritually. Your dead spirit was brought back to life, but your soul is where you must change. It is the 5 fold ministry that shows you how to use your cross, how to crucify your flesh and die to self. So you can save your soul. The Bible says it is the goal of your Faith.

Jesus gave His ministers the authority to train believers with His Word. That’s what the 5 fold ministry does, they discipline you with the Word of God to do the things of God. They make you grow up in Christ so that you can mature and produce Fruit. But you must submit your self. God requires it. This is the process. Nowhere in the Bible is it given to us as an option. It is this 5 fold ministry with authority and anointing making disciples that is completely absent from all modern religious christianity. Catholic and protestant.

The Catholic church doesn’t have any of the anointing at all because it doesn’t have any of the Authority at all. It never has had it. That’s not my opinion. Go check it out yourself. You don’t have to believe me. Go look at any Catholic church anywhere on the planet at anytime, including the Vatican. There is a strong sense of religion but no presence of God. A clear demonstration of much control, with a complete absence of [supernatural] Power. And high ceilings do not denote Power.

But here’s the thing you have to check out: the people. Especially the clergy. The anointing and authority aren’t on buildings, they are on people. Yes, there are some amazing and spectacular buildings, but that’s the whole point – it’s a Disguise. The spectacular of the physical distracts and fools our carnality through what we see with our eyes, keeping us from seeing the moving of the Spirit which is subtle. Most of the time. Which can only be seen with the eyes of our spirit. That’s how God wants us to see Him, with the eyes of our heart.

You’ll notice immediately that the people in these religious systems are devoid of the true Holiness, Peace or Joy that comes from following God. If you’ve never seen these things you may not know what I’m talking about. Instead they are filled with a long dead, bone dry, deeply powerless Religion run by a bunch of frustrated, fussy, effeminate little old men. Who replaced Him as the boss a long time ago. Hungry for power, lonely for love, they are the Institution that has become both the apex and the epitome of everything God never meant the Body of Christ to be. This is man on his own without God, trying to work his way back to God on his own terms. It is called Religion. And it is a stench in the nostrils of God.

If you are not following the plan, the mold, the blueprint, the instructions, the order of battle, the building code that He laid out in His Word about His Son – what makes you think you’re a Follower. You’re not a Christian because you call yourself one, or because you go to church. You are a Christian because you do what Christ did and you say what He said. And even when you miss it, you only know that you missed it because you know what it was that He did. Don’t speculate on What Would Jesus Do, the Bible is filled with what He did do! We are supposed to do what the Bible says. Go and do what Jesus did, go and say what Jesus said.  Then you will be . . . just like Jesus.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Recommended Reading:

The Vatican Exposed   [Paul L. Williams/Prometheus Books]

A Woman Rides the Beast: The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days  [Dave Hunt/Harvest House Publishers]

There are many many books on the subject, these are 2 of the better ones.

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The Fall Of World Religion (part II)

Mormons are not some higher form of Christians as they think themselves. They are followers of a dead man named Joseph Smith who was murdered by a mob of his own followers and whose own parents described in detail what a deceiver he was. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not a witness for Jehovah, they’re followers of a convicted perjurer named Charles Taze Russell. The modern ones try to distance themselves from their founder, but it’s all a Lie. Like the Mormons they have written their own bible, which has absolutely nothing to do with the Holy Bible of Christianity. Their version the New World Translation is an absolute fabrication. Stay away from it.

Calling them Russellites [as I do] would not only be more accurate, it would be telling the absolute truth! Christian Science isn’t the scientific branch of Christianity, there isn’t one. They’re followers of a woman named Mary Baker Eddy, who like so many cult leaders was an apostate of Christianity, not an Apostle of the Faith. I’m moving fast here so don’t get lost. Scientologists aren’t a blend of religious mixologists living in some colony on South Beach who delved into science in their spare time, like some upstanding bartenders who became religious investigators to lead people to the truth at the bottom of a new cocktail (sound silly – so is the religion).

They’re followers of a foolish old science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard, who before his death, publicly confessed to his scam. He wasn’t just a pretender, he was a bad pretender. Talk about a cheezy B movie. And now some professional pretenders in Hollywood can’t get enough of him. When you die, you go where your god is. You follow him after death the same way you followed him before it. There is no Allah or Buddha or Krishna. They are all pretend. None of them came from God and none of them went back to Him. You have to go through Christ and only Christ to get to Heaven. It is not an argument, the Bible is the Instruction Manual. It is not a plea for your agreement it is terms for your surrender. You either followed the Instructions or you did not.

Catholics aren’t followers of Christ, most don’t even know Him. Because they don’t know His Word. They are followers of a man called the pope who [along with the institution he heads], pretends he has the power to let them in or keep them out of Heaven. Which hardly qualifies as a really bad joke. Until about 50 or 60 years ago they were called papists, because he is the one they followed. His title[s] pope sounds oddly unchristian because it isn’t Christian at all, and is not in the Bible. Neither are the others, Pontifex Maximus or Vicar of Christ. Jesus did not call anybody these things at any time.  These men call themselves these things.

Mary isn’t the Mother of God, it’s blasphemy just to say such a thing. God doesn’t have a mother, or don’t you read the Bible. This Queen of Heaven she’s been made into and the image of mother and child were taken directly from the Cult of Babylon. Their addition to Christianity did not improve it, they Corrupted it. The hybrid that Catholicism made out of  it is a complete perversion. Mary was a teenage virgin Hebrew girl like many of her day, that God Almighty chose to use as a vessel to bring forth the physical body that His Son would use when He became a man 2000 years ago in Palestine. We honor her just as we honor all believers who came before us and did their part, but she has absolutely no Divinity whatsoever. Except the access to Divinity that we are all offered in Christ – if we Obey Him.

You can’t just make stuff up as you go and call yourself Christian, nobody can. Christians believe what the Christ said. Believers believe the Bible. If you don’t believe the Bible you are not a Believer. You might as well join the gay church or the church of Satan, they have much more in common with each other than anything to do with Christianity. Error is error, and God has one answer for all of it. A very hot fire. But no one has to go there, unless they insist upon it.

The pope isn’t a successor of the Apostle Peter, but of the Roman Emperors morphed into religious authority. The emperor just changed clothes, that’s all. Nuns didn’t come out of any part of Christianity, they don’t even exist there. They are a continuation [ideologically] of the Vestal Virgins of the Roman Empire, pure paganism. Born out of Babylon. It’s exactly the same with the celibate Priesthood living as monks while forcing their sex on each other and the children of their followers. The priests of the Babylonian cult had everyone confess their sins to them so they could know what was going on in the village, and better control or influence events. Direct predecessors of the cult of Catholicism.

None of that has anything at all to do with Biblical Christianity, none of it. It is to be found nowhere in Judaism or the Christianity that fulfilled all the prophecies of Judaism. Such things don’t even exist in the Scripture. Yes they can [and do] take fragments of Scripture out of context, and like all religious people twist them to their own ends. The Bible itself speaks of people doing this very thing 2000 years ago. Anyone could make any book say anything they wanted by doing that. We look at Scripture in the Light of other Scripture, remember. That’s the key to a proper understanding. You have to both look at it [in the micro] and take it as a whole [in the macro] because the whole thing is saying something. God has been saying for a long time. Nothing in the earth is more important than what God is saying. Right now.

to be continued-

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Living In Surrender

The largest part of who we are is what we believe.  There are times you were right about what you believed, and there are times you were wrong about what you believed.  So a belief is something you think to be true regardless of whether you are right or wrong.  Now faith is not belief, though they are closely related.  Faith is the step that comes after belief.  You could say that beliefs are inside the man and faith is where what you believe inside can be seen outside the man.  Because faith involves action, or it cannot be faith.  Faith is acting on what you believe without seeing it.  Faith is spiritual and operates only in a realm where you cannot see it.  If you can see it, then it is not faith.

Spiritual warfare fought on this plane is a battle of beliefs.  What makes a belief.  Beliefs are made up of thoughts.  How are thoughts expressed.  Thoughts are expressed through words.  God created the entire universe with His words.  Your fallen nature does not believe that.  It is with the heart man believes, not with the fallen nature.  That means it is in the spirit that all belief occurs.  That is where we believe this and all Spiritual things.  With the heart man believes and with the mouth he speaks that belief, or confesses it.  If we are not willing to say it, it is because we do not believe it.  We must think what God tells us to think and say what He tells us to say.  That is how all that He has for you will come to you.  Believe what His word says in your heart, confess what His word says with your mouth.  There is one other part and that is it will only come to you according to your own Faith, not according to God’s ability. That is why it is so important to build your faith.

Words are spiritual.  They minister either spiritual life or spiritual death.  Jesus said my words are spirit and they are life.  He said that as a man for men.  He did not say that as God.  Scripture tells us that He set aside being equal to God to become a man in order to do what God wanted Him to do.  Becoming the example to all men of what all men should say and what all men should do in regards to the Father.  What you believe and what you do is who you are.  God does not want your feelings or your arguments, He wants who you are.  This is the part of you that must be surrendered.  What you believe enough to say and then do.  People already do this with all sorts of things all their life long, they just have not been trained to do it with God.  Here are some examples of the action of faith from everyday life.

When you go to sit in a chair believing it will hold you up, that is an act of faith.  Further still when you go to look for your car in a parking lot that is large and full of cars, believing that yours will be there, that is an act of faith.  It is a low level of it, but it is faith.  Even more when you go to work at your job everyday for two weeks believing that they will pay you, you are doing that in faith.  People put their faith in all sorts of things because people believe all sorts of things.  This kind of faith cannot save you, in this life or the next.  Most of it is worthless.  Only faith in Christ is saving faith.  All other faith takes you straight to Hell.

None of that is said to be mean, it is the only position the Bible itself takes.  It speaks well of no other faith.  With the only other kind being fake faith, as opposed to true faith.  Truth can set you free, but before it does that it will often make you mad.  People love to say the truth will set you free.  But really, it is only the truth you know that will set you free.  But it only sets you free if you are disciplined by it.  It is being disciplined by the truth you know that sets you free.  The same way the road disciplines your car and tells it where it can and cannot drive across the ground.  God’s Truth must discipline your entire life just like that.  Telling you what you can say and do, and what you cannot say and do.  If we understood how everything that comes out of us as men is a seed, it would change the way we look at things.

Every word is a seed, every thought is a seed, every action is a seed.  God’s law of Seed-Time-Harvest is [The] Kingdom Principle.  When you look at an apple seed the Instructions for an entire apple tree are in that seed.  It is a level of God’s power. You cannot reassign the power, God has already assigned it.  That is why the anointing is on the sowing of the Word, not on our understanding of it.  We speak about the anointing on other pages.  There is no spiritual power in our mental understanding, the seed is what has the power.  It has this power within itself.

Every seed contains the destiny of where it is going.  It also contains the judgment of what it can and cannot do. What the seed is to become is already in the seed. The parameters it can operate within are already in the seed.  God’s Word is what He said, and it is in His Seed.  You could say seed is the ability for something to reproduce itself, and it came from God.  God’s power is in His word and His word is in His seed. That’s why it is so important to know what you sow, because you will reap what you sow.  We are now at the time of all the crops coming in from everything that has been sown.

The Word contains power within itself to bring itself to pass.  Our job is to sow.  Only God makes it grow. Most who call themselves Christians want God to grow it without their sowing it.  It will never happen that way.  God will not do that – He told you to.  He does not violate His own Word.  You cannot leave for Him to do what He has left for you to do.  Salvation is not an event, it is a condition.  Which means that it is ongoing.  You are saved in your spirit, you are being saved in your soul, and you will be saved in your body on the Great Day when the Lord returns.  But only if you’ve been sowing what He told you to sow. Stay in the condition of salvation, so that when it’s time to die, you won’t.

There are no dead people in Heaven!  Dead people don’t go to Heaven, they go to Hell.  Death is a spiritual condition not a physical event.  You must be clear about this.  Yes the world and its way of speaking has reduced it to that, as they do with all of God’s things.  That’s what they do, they reduce Him.  Because they do not want to deal with Him.  They cannot get rid of Him, so they make Him as small as they possibly can.  Do not line up with them.  We are forbidden to conform to the world and its way of thinking.  We are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.  Which involves making His words our words.

We put out the Spiritual Principles and Biblical Truths (or some facet of them) on Facebook, every single day.  If you have followed us for any time then you know that.  God uses these laws to run the entire universe.  Two of the master Laws that run everything are stated in Romans 8 – the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ / and the Law of Sin and Death.  Everything living or dead is under one, nothing is under both.  Accept His will by believing His words and your sentence is life.  Eternal life.

The life is Life in Christ, not life the way man means it.  It is the kind of Life that you can only have if you are in Christ.  It is not available to anyone outside of Christ.  When you accept Christ as your Savior you come into this Life.  But that is just the start.  Until any human being is Born Again, they are in spiritual death.  That’s what Hell is filled with, spiritual death.  God’s Word is His Will.  One person’s dislike of the Will of God or the Word of God does not stop them from coming to pass in the Earth.  It only stops them from coming to pass in their own life.  God without man is still God.  Man without God . . . is nothing.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

The Fall of World Religion

Listen, catholic is just a Latin word that means “universal.” It is not the name of the first church, the original church, and certainly not of any Christian church. There is a distinction between Catholic and Christian to this very day because there has always been one. The word catholic in the first several centuries of early Christianity was used the same way we would use Body of Christ, or the Church at large, or the global Christian Fellowship – referring to all believers everywhere. Long before there was ever an official church by that name. I’m talking centuries before. This isn’t something hidden, it’s just something not talked about. Among clergy theologians scholars [on both sides] or just good students of the Bible and Christianity. It is well known, and always has been.

These practices [of Catholicism] are nothing more than religious tradition which are actually part of a much older pagan religious system called the Cult of Babylon, or Babylonian Cult System. Which is actually the oldest religion in the earth. Don’t mistake Religious Tradition as something light or harmless, it is nothing of the sort. The religious tradition of men is the the chief enemy of the Word of God in the earth. Jesus said the traditions of men make the Word of God of no effect. And He said it several times.  That means it makes the Bible useless. You don’t have to believe me, go look it up in the Bible yourself.

I realize much of this might be new to you if you haven’t studied these things, but the knowledge of it isn’t new. It’s just another one of those things not talked about. In case you didn’t know it they worship Mary and the saints as well. Which is strictly forbidden by Scripture. It is nothing short of blasphemy. And you can’t say “no, they include Jesus too!” Cause I’ll just tell you what the Bible says – God is not worshiped when He’s worshiped also, He’s worshiped when He’s worshiped Only! Worship is and was always meant only for Him. That’s why everything else tries to get it from us – to take it from Him.

The dominant religion in Rome before it’s conversion to Christianity in the 4th century was the Cult of Babylon. When this Cult began to fade in popularity most of its core practices were attached to and blended with the rising Christianity. Effectively making it not Christianity at all. The Emperors of Rome were the de facto head of the religion [for centuries] until the late 4th century when the Emperor Gratian refused to carry the mantle the previous emperors had commonly worn, that of the high priest of this most ancient religious system. Whereupon a slim shady character named Damasus, who was the head of the Christian church in Rome at that time [also called a Church Father], immediately took advantage of the opening – bam! Giving us the birth of the Catholic church.

Now it took centuries for it to organize and grow into the religious system it became, but like all cults (offshoots, perversions) of Christianity, it began with a person. In this case a man who actually had some authority within and knowledge of [real] Christianity, combined both that and his office of a church father with that of being the high priest of the cult of Babylon – and gave us the largest, longest running, most powerful christian cult in History. Don’t despair, the Mormons are catching up quickly (proportionally)! Both of which are completely devoid of any true power [which is all Spiritual, and only comes from God – to do only what He said]. Yet they do have a lot of power in a political sense within their own worldly religious camps. True Christianity had been here since Jesus started it, and still flourishes today. Uninterrupted. It did not come from Catholicism, it was never a part of it.

The protestant reformation is something that happened within the Catholic Church itself, when a bunch of their own people walked out. It had nothing to do with Christianity. Which had already been in full swing for centuries. Martin Luther was a Catholic professor in a catholic seminary before he repented, and became a Christian. He didn’t start something, he left something, and took a bunch of people with him. After this devastating blow of the loss of so many people and so much income they had to come up with a new marketing strategy. So they decided to lean further toward their pagan roots and add five books from the apocrypha which were never part of the Bible, to make their version unique. An invented corruption. Less accurate and more pagan mythology. All catholic bibles should be burned.

The popes aren’t successors of Peter, they are a continuation of the Roman emperors morphed into religious authority.  An authority they claim is from God, but which they only gave to themselves. To untangle the mess of world religion you can keep it very simple by remembering that they are all followers of a person, or lesser still [for many] what a person had to say during the short time they were here. Well they all had something to say, but only One had any power. In fact, now He has all the Power. That was Jesus. Those who really follow Him walk in that Power today on some level. One of the many facets of that Power was the ability to overcome Death, which He defeated when He came back from it in the Resurrection.

That’s what the pagan celebration of Easter was attached to on the Christian side. The Resurrection of Christ. He died so we wouldn’t have to. He didn’t do it for Himself – He did it for us. No one else came back from the dead! None of these other fools who started their own religions. None of them. There are many Christians raising people from the dead today. Not a single person in these other religions heals the sick, casts out demons, or raises the dead – because they can’t. No one in their religion has any power, and you either have the Power or you don’t. The rest is just talk. The power is the proof. If you don’t have the power you’re just pretending. Now for those of you really searching for the Truth – you’ll key in on what I just said. For those thinking this was written for their Approval, it’ll go right over their head.

part I of a 3 part series

to be continued –

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

[an abridged excerpt from a chapter in my coming book]  Quo Vadis

Departure

When the Lord enters your life it is done spiritually, and in your spirit. Which means if you choose to, you can ignore Him after you accept Him. Since all of his dealings with you will be by way of His Spirit thru your spirit, and are unseen in this physical realm, you must choose to believe Him every day of your life. You do not still believe Him now because you believed in Him once, in your past. That is nothing more than presumption, which is a type of Pride. In the Biblical sense it means to assume because of your Pride. Believing is something that, in the very grammatical tense of the word, is a present tense continuum. Which means it is something you have to keep doing because it is ongoing.

It is nothing more than my pride that makes me think that since I chose to believe in Him once that there is no need to choose to believe Him now. As though it is Automatic. Many things are automatic for fallen men in a fallen world. But they are automatic to the fallen position of the fallen nature, not to the daily faith that God demands. Faith is required, and it is required to be constant. Like all living things for it to be constant, it has to be fed. The Bible tells us how to get it, and how to keep getting it. If we are not getting it, we don’t have it. Without faith we won’t depart from the things of this fallen world. We’ll just incorporate them into our christianity, which of course isn’t Christianity at all. It’s just Presumption.

After coming into your life God will start to deal with you about things in your life. Many of them will have to go. If you are going to belong to Him. He does this by way of His Spirit, His Word and His Ministers. That’s His part. When He does start to deal with you, you can let your heart look back with desire on what He is leading you away from. When you look back with longing, you’re acting like the thing you’re leaving is better than the place God is taking you. It is reluctance which is unwillingness, but it’s also a form of unbelief. Both of them are Sins. Unbelief is not non belief, it’s not neutral like that. Unbelief is believing something other than what God has to say about it. Unbelief angers God, it angered Jesus. We are far too democratically minded when standing before the King, and it will cost everyone of us if we don’t fix it now. We have to be clear on what we believe, and how far we are willing to go to follow God.

The Bible is the infallible and unerring Word of God, but it does not contain the whole counsel of God. Everything in the Bible is true, but everything in it isn’t right. Because it is a collection of historical records, it is filled with many horrible and bad things brought about by man’s own unbelief and disobedience. Many of which are warnings to us, not examples for us to follow. As great as the Bible is, it was never intended to contain the whole counsel of God. It does not replace the Holy Spirit, though the Holy Spirit always leads us in line with His Word. In the exact same way, the Holy Spirit does not replace the 5 different kinds of Ministers that make up the 5 fold ministry, though no true Ministry can operate without the power of the Holy Spirit. And all preaching and teaching must line up with the Word. If it doesn’t, it’s not Christian Ministry – it’s some other kind of ministry. It is only with all 3 working together as the Lord intended, the Word, the Spirit, and the Ministry, that we come into the whole counsel of God. I didn’t say these things – they’re all in the Bible. You cannot be a Christian and not Believe the Bible.

Abraham is called the father of faith, because Abraham departed. God told him to go and he did. He could have stayed where he was and held on to what he had, but he didn’t. He believed God and stepped out on that belief, and learned to trust God all along the way. That is Faith. Acting on what you believe without seeing it. Abraham did this for years. He was a Prophet. If you are called to be an Apostle or Prophet chances are the Lord will call you to leave everything, and go to a place that He will show you. But even if you don’t have to leave your home or your city, there are some things you will have to leave. Everyone has to. All of us should be like Abraham and live in a tent, at least in our hearts. I mean even if you had a twenty room mansion and lived there all of your life, in your heart you should live in a tent. Ready to strike the tent and break camp, to follow the Lord whenever and wherever He commands you. Here’s something you have to know about faith; faith departs.

If you choose to follow the Lord with all of your heart and live a life for Him when others do not, then there will be some relationships you have to sever, some places you can no longer go, some things you have to quit doing. It’s called Separation and is where the process of Holiness begins and ends. You begin separating until finally you are separate. It is not an Option it is a Commandment, and without it you cannot see God. Holiness is not an adjective for God, it is a synonym. Holiness is Christlikeness. The way to become like Christ is through His Word. Don’t forget it is called the Holy Bible, and it is filled with His Words. God created the entire universe with His Words. What He created with His Words is affected by His Words. His Words are Holy. These holy words along with the Holy Spirit separate you, they holy you. As you obey them a little more each time you deposit them in your spirit. Your job is to sow. That’s what the devil doesn’t want you to know, or to do. Your part. Life on this earth is your time of Separation, many have failed to see that. His Word will separate you from your sin.

Our departure here from the world and it’s ways affects both our arrival in Heaven and our place there. Where and how we will spend eternity is being determined right now by the life we live here on earth. Your salvation is assured if you continue in it. But you determine your position and reward. They are two completely separate things. Whether sharing the actual throne with Jesus or just barely making it in by the skin of our teeth. Both are in the Bible. Which way we come in is entirely up to each one of us. Everyone who truly accepts Christ as their Savior will be saved, but we’ll find out who they are when He gets here. Salvation is something that belongs to the Lord and will be handed out by Him personally. It’s not something where merely claiming it brings it to you, as so many who call themselves believers do. Not everyone who says they’re saved is saved. Your obedience is the proof of your salvation.

Let me break down one of many Scriptures that state plainly we will not all have the same position. Paul tells Timothy in the second half of the second chapter of his second letter to the young Pastor, of two things. He speaks of a seal and foundation which are God’s, and of a great house with many vessels whose usefulness is for either good or not so good. A seal is a mark of ownership, and declares both the guarantee and security of what’s being said. There are 2 inscriptions on the seal. Like everything in the Bible this seal has God’s part and man’s part. God’s part is stated “The Lord knows those who are His,” with the second which is man’s part saying “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from sin.” The foundation that the seal is on represents how solid immovable and unchanging are the words of God.

After the seal and foundation, Paul speaks about the great house with many vessels. Which is both analogy and allegory. Meaning it is a comparison between two things and, it has a hidden meaning. All of creation could be construed as God’s great house, but since the Bible is written to and for men, we’ll restrict it to men. Including the places where men exist; Heaven, Hell and earth. Hell can be excluded since men have no choice there, and cannot separate themselves even if they wanted to. The only choice anyone has concerning Hell is not to go there. For which there is only One single way. Hell does have multiple levels and varying degrees of punishment, providing it with the many vessels in a negative context. Hell aside, the other two places of Heaven and earth meet both the criteria established in the Scripture itself.

First, there is an important distinction made between the materials of which the vessels are made of: Gold and silver, wood and baked clay. This of course speaks of quality not quantity. What kind not how many. What kind of Christian were you. God would rather have one person who acts just like Jesus, than a thousand who just call on His name. Christlikeness is a quality. Even in the natural there are places you go to purchase quality and places you go to purchase quantity. Most things that are made to be bought in large quantity are made at low cost. To really be His partner and be like Him, God wants the vessel you decide to be to cost you. It cost Him plenty. And with that cost He purchased you. If you will allow Him to turn you into a son, He will hold you in high regard and assign you a great value. If you live your life for your Self but truly believed at some point that Jesus saved you from your sin, then you’ll just barely make it in.

When we get to Heaven everyone there will be Blessed. But everyone will not have the same access to God, or the same closeness to Jesus. You will be as close there as you were here.  The inequality of men here is highly incidental and filled with injustice. The inequality in Heaven is completely intentional, and based solely on the choice of the individual in this life. To believe and obey God’s Word, or not to. It is completely and totally Just. Your position in eternity is being determined right now. We don’t get to Separate ourselves in Heaven. As it is itself the Goal of all separation here. Heaven is the place where all separation ends, and on some level, we become one with Him and connected to each other in ways that were beyond imagining here. Discipline yourself. Look at where He’s taking you and stay focused on what lies ahead. Be quick to let go of what He’s already moved you away from. The Enemy wants you to think you’re missing out on something, it is one of his biggest lies. You are not missing out on anything when you give yourself to the One who has everything . .

“But the firm foundation of [laid by] God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal [inscription]: The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it.

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also [utensils] of wood and earthenware, and some for honorable and noble [use] and some for menial and ignoble [use].

So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.”

II Timothy 2:19-21 [Amplified]

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Is The Bible Valid.

The most popular Book in the history of the world, and the number one best seller of all time up until 1988 was the King James Bible.  Which was then surpassed by another translation the NIV – which has been the bestseller ever since.  Our society used to be a well read one, at least the majority of it was.  As it was required in school and in most employment.  Avid readers have now become a rarity.

There are so many things that you don’t know about history if you don’t read, and the validation of it in any context.  For example, the words of most students who attack the Bible or faith with the words of their liberal professors belie an absence of any understanding of the way we gather and retain knowledge. In other words, they are completely devoid of experiential knowledge or personal understanding, but are filled with the opinions of others which they mistakenly regard as fact.  In relation to Eternity, this is so very dangerous.

Almost every historical statement made is believed by all of us not because we can prove it – but because trustworthy people told us so.  In other words it is believed on Authority.  If people (like yourself) jabbed at the rest of history the way they do the Bible, one would have to be content to believe nothing at all.  Secular scholars and historians are willing to concede the genuineness and authenticity of any writing if there are as many as 10 copies of the original to be found.  On this basis alone the Bible can be proven genuine and authentic thousands of times over.

Until the mid 20th century the Bible was used as the sole source by every archeologist to uncover multiple cities and historical sites all over the ancient world.  The knowledge of it was both a requirement and part of their classical training.  The fact that so many don’t know this is how things were always done is hurting them right now, not increasing their understanding.  The Bible is now and has always been a historical document.  There has never been a time when it was not.  What most who doubt speak from today is the age of skepticism the modern era has brought us into, and the millions of Unbelievers birthed by it.  Not anything to do with the Bible or its validity.

I have been in Ministry for more than 30 years now, have traveled the world, and consider myself a student of history.  Yet none of these things are responsible for or alter the truth even a little.  It is all independently verifiable by anyone who cares to make the effort and take the time.  No event in ancient history can produce more than a fraction of the evidence by which the Bible in its entirety is sustained as genuine and authentic.  For those who believe something other than what God says, what you mean is you simply choose not to believe the Bible.  In both the Bible and Christianity that’s all Believing is . . . a Choice.

There are some in choosing not to believe the Bible – choose to believe say, that we came from monkeys.  For which there is not even the slightest proof – anywhere in the world.  At all.  Go ask any museum or university to show you a single skull or skeleton – a real one.  They cannot and will not because they don’t exist.  If such a thing had ever occurred there would be at least a few million in the fossil record.  Yet there is not a single one in existence.  How funny.  Yet millions of fools believe by choice the ramblings of a fool.  That takes a lot more faith than I have – and I live in the miraculous.  Because of what is written in the Bible.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Hero

In all the earth there is a land where God decided to start His plan, to bring man back to Himself. The land is Israel. In that land there is a city, Jerusalem. In that city there is a mountain, Mount Moriah. Also known as the Temple Mount. And on that mountain there is a rock. A rock called the Foundation Stone. The most contested piece of land on earth. It is the very rock where Abraham offered his son Isaac to God, and in so doing, allowed God to offer His Son back in return, to complete the covenant between them.

This was God’s way back in, to a world system He had been locked out of. Ever since His kids gave the keys of authority to a fallen angel. He had a plan to get it all back, but it had to be done legally. God will not violate His Word, even if it’s to the Devil. According to both Hebrew and Sinai tradition, it is the same rock where God formed Adam. There now sits a muslim shrine called the Dome of the Rock over the site, which is next to the al-Aqsa mosque. They are in the same compound and are often confused, but they are separate buildings. The mosque was a Christian Church for centuries before Islam was even invented, and the Foundation Stone is the very reason Solomon’s Temple was built where it was, almost 3000 years ago.

The muslims hijacked them both back when their religion was just getting started. Even though it was in Judea, and had been the most holy site in Judaism for thousands of years. That’s alright, the Antichrist will force them to give it up very shortly. There are already plans in the works in Israel to rebuild a Temple right there. It was the first Adam who brought sin into Man, the second Adam bought Man out of sin. The second Adam was Jesus. At the foot of the Mount of Olives is a garden called Gethsemane. The name means place of pressing, and it is the place where Jesus was pressed by his own desires and his own will to get out of dying for a corrupt and fallen world. So that man had a way back to God. He resisted to the point of blood coming out his pores. But in the end, He said to His Father, “never the less not my will be done, but thy will be done.” And in so doing, became God’s answer.

All over the earth there are many charitable and humanitarian organizations attempting to solve the problem of world hunger. Sociologists and psychologists searching for something to modify human behavior. Corrupt nations and their leaders promising peace or wealth, through crooked deals they never intend to keep. Ecoterrorists and animal rights bullies wishing they could force their agenda on those whose choices are different from their own. All of them are spiritual criminals. Every sin is a spiritual crime. The number one killer of all of mankind throughout all of history is Sin. Not something else. Men don’t have the answer, man in his fallen state is the problem. God is the only One who could possibly give the answer, and He’s already given it.

The answer to all those problems is the same answer to all that sin. His name is Jesus!  The problems have already been solved, the answer has been provided.  People just don’t like the answer so they reject Him. Those who refuse the only way out are seeking another. The whole world is searching, but they won’t like what they find. Every man woman and child born into this world system is born into the spiritual condition of Sin and Death. It is in every way as inescapable as your own parents having come before you. The first man and woman were the parents of us all. They were the ones given the authority by God over the entire planet and every creature on it. You and I were not, we weren’t there.

Just as you were not there when your parents were born. You did not get to choose who they were or what they left you, or even where you were born. You had nothing to say about it. Time did not come out of nowhere, time came from God. Time has been given to all men by portion. God did this so that all who would come back to Him, do come back. They have been given time to do this, as it does not exist in Heaven. All of our decisions only and always affect the present moment. Which is the only time we have been given.

In the future all present moments become part of the past, which is actually a record kept in Heaven. It will be opened on Judgment Day, and every single thing you have ever done or not done will be Judged. Even the things you thought were hidden, the things no one could see. The very intentions and thoughts of your heart will be laid bare, and Judged. Everyone will know, and everyone will see. For many, it won’t be pretty. You cannot change what happened before you got here, or the most certain fact that it will all be Judged. But you can decide to stay in what happened before you got here.

Our decisions are incapable of changing the past. Only God can do that. What we have been given is the choice to make a decision, or not to. In relation to time it can only be done one place and nowhere else. It can only be done in the present. You do not have the future and you cannot claim it. He has not given it to you. Many have tried but they all died.

What you have is the portion you’ve been given. We’ll call it a day to keep it simple, as that is what the Bible calls it. The decision itself also has a name in the Bible, it is called repentance. It is actually described as a gift, and is exactly one half of the gospel Jesus preached. The other half is the Kingdom of God. You have to repent of your sin just to get into His Kingdom. It is the only way in. Repentance is the way out of sin and repentance is the way back to God.

The sinful state we were born into is not our fault, but the choice to sin or not to, is an act of the will. Sin is a decision. Just as salvation is a decision. What we are salvaged from is the shipwreck that sin has made of this current world system. Which will all be destroyed. Along with those who choose sin over salvation.  Because God is holy and nothing like sin or us in our sinful state, His Law requires payment for sin. Since sin is an act of the will contained within a living body, the payment God requires is the blood in that body. As the life of the body is in the blood.

That’s what Christ did for us, and that’s what God offers us. A payment that you owed because you chose to sin, made by a friend who chose not to sin – which is the only thing that made His payment acceptable. Jesus did it because God wanted him to. He was tempted to sin in every way that we are, and He was tempted as a man. Jesus was a man, remember. God cannot be tempted. Yes Christ is divine, the Son of God, and the fulness of the God head in bodily form, but the Bible says he set all that aside when he became a man. He had to, it was man He was bringing back.

Jesus did not come into existence 2000 years ago in Palestine, that’s when He came down from where He already existed – to become a man. To fulfill the legal requirements of a God who has nothing to do with sin, so the rest of us could get in. In on this eternal life thing. He has always existed with God from the beginning. Don’t try to figure it all out, there’s a ton of things in the Spiritual Realm you have no clue about. This is just a little bit leaked from the other side. You must always remember that God’s passion is not that you understand Him, His passion is that you believe Him. He wants to reveal Himself to you, but He doesn’t reveal Himself to people who don’t believe Him.

When Adam and Eve sinned, they left their place with God through the spiritual door of Unbelief and Disobedience. To get back to God each of us must go back to Him through the door of Belief and Obedience. Otherwise we are left here in our own sin living under the curse, awaiting destruction. Of our own free will. God will not make you come to Him, you have to want to. It is and must be entirely our own decision. Sin had to be dealt with just to make it possible for us to come back, so Jesus took care of that.  Jesus is God’s answer to Sin. We all must respond, or not. All have been invited to come back, but few have come in. I am so very thankful that I could, and so very glad that I did.

The people who get used by God to expand His Kingdom are not the great and the good in the world’s eyes. They are the people who valued the invitation. Jesus spoke of many who were Invited, but all of them had different excuses for not coming. They had other things to do. How about you. Do you value the invitation. Do you like the answer. I love the Answer. I Love Jesus. Religion has created a jesus that the Bible doesn’t recognize, so I don’t mean that one.

I mean the One and only Son of the Most High, the Son of God. The Prince of Peace and King of the Universe who never did any wrong, yet laid down His life so I wouldn’t have to. He was raised from the dead so I could be too. After going to Hell in my stead, taking back the authority from the Devil, which he stole from God’s kids. Jesus didn’t want to go through it, but He did it anyway. To please His Father. If you come in, He’s your Father too. My Christianity is my response to what Jesus did on the Cross. He is now and always will be, my Hero.

Foundation Stone inside Dome of the Rock

Foundation Stone inside Dome of the Rock shrine

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com