Truth is undeniable and cannot be suppressed

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Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

1 John 2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

2 John 1:5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Matthew 5:43    Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Luke 6: 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28    Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29    And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. 30    Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31    And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32    For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33    And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34    And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35    But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36    Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

The Jewish Zionists’ biggest error is their man centered gospel, that seeks an earthly kingdom and not a heavenly one rather, and it pursues it with violence falsely to obtain it.

Zionism is essentially the Jewish nationalism plus the  false Christian Zionism  both maintained by violence.  And the British Balfour Declaration  had  promised Zionists a ‘homeland’ in Palestine in exchange for certain services to the British Empire also had contained the  condition  that the Jewish homeland was not to be at the expense of the majority Arab population of Palestine.

Many Palestinians since then were falsely driven out of their homes, farms and businesses into refugee status. Their properties were seized without compensation to this day by a variety of devious mean. The physical eradication of Palestinian villages within Israel by bulldozer; occupation of territory beyond its internationally mandated borders by violence; and the planting of its citizens in occupied territory is even still a  violation of international law. 

The Palestinians  refugees, most of whom trace back their history in the land thousands of years, are even falsely denied the right of return to their homes while any Jew, however remote his connection with Palestine, is entitled to enter Israel, usually with significant financial subsidies.

This Zionist state is being created on the back of a huge historic injustice to Palestinian Arabs both Muslim and Christian ones now too.

United Nations resolutions critical of Israeli action over the years have been regularly blocked by the United States or are opposed by the U.S. in the General Assembly in often ludicrous 120 to 2 or 3 votes, with the 2 or 3 being the U.S. and Israel.

And any negative criticism of Israel carries with it the false,  dishonest  charge ‘anti-semitism’. This false Jewish reign of terror frightens away most  from admitting and uttering the truth. Israel is a ‘democracy’ only for Jews to maintain a xenophobic, racist state.  False Legal discrimination of various kinds against non-Jews and Palestinian Arabs too.

These truth are undeniable and cannot be suppressed nevertheless. . .

And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent (John 17:3).

He came to His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God, to those who believe on His name. (John 1:11-12).

But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. (Romans 5:8-10)

… Jesus Christ the faithful Witness, the First-born from the dead and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and made us kings and priests to God and His Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:5-6)

And, brothers, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and in which you stand; by which you also are being kept safe, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, 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. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

Then Jesus said again to them [the scribes and the Pharisees, v. 3], I go away, and you shall seek Me and shall die in your sins. Where I go, you cannot come…. And He said to them, You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you shall die in your sins, for if you do not believe that I AM, you shall die in your sins. (John 8:21, 23-24)

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you compass sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. (Matthew 23:15)

The Son of Man goes, as it has been written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born. (Matthew 26:24)

Christianity began as a revision of Judaism. 

There have been severe  religious   differences between Christianity and the traditional,  Rabbinical Judaism since the founding of Christianity both by Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Early  Christianity may have been considered a sect of Judaism, but the messianic claims by Jesus alienated many of the Jews and sharply deepened the schism.

The rightful  Christian religious opposition to Judaism is well known now,  as well as the ongoing Jewish hostility toward Christians,  even the continual hostility among the traditional Jews to Christians  that the Jewish people now have pursued even  from the early years of Christianity, with the resulting persecution of Christians in the early days too of Christianity in the New Testament. A false  persecution  that has persisted over the ensuing centuries, even today, driven by numerous factors including their significant religious,  theological differences, and the clear competition between and Synagogue and the Christian Church.  Yes Judaism even today  resents the encroachment of Christianity not just in Israel, but also throughout the world. American Jewry tends to reflects Israeli attitudes, it is not surprising that official Jewish groups even in the United States should oppose the public advancement of Christianity. This is nothing new. The New Testament church began amid withering harassment from the Jewish establishment.  The Jews themselves even now have falsely portrayed,  labeled any of the rightful  Christian opposition to Judaism as being even now  the Modern Jewish Anti-Semitism  and many Messianic Jews also falsely claim that Christian anti-Semitism still exists towards the Jews, their cultural, religious practices.  In Israel, it is easy to enact and enforce anti-missionary legislation. In America, it is necessary for Jewish groups to veil their true motivation as they work to establish an American equivalent of Israel’s anti-missionary law. Rather than give the impression that they oppose Christianity, they say it is “racism,” “prejudice,” “intolerance,” which they are against. Yet, they have one target, as they have in Israel: Christianity. To weaken its influence over Jews, Jewish leadership continues an aggressive, many-faceted program to discourage its outward expression, especially in public places.

Once gentiles had been converted to Christianity, the question arose whether and how far these gentile Christians were obliged to follow Jewish law in order to follow Jesus (Book of the Galatians). At the Council of Jerusalem, [Acts 15] it was decided that new gentile converts did not need to be circumcised (the Apostolic Decree of Acts 15:19-21), and the Apostle  Paul rightfully  questioned the validity of Jewish Christians’ adherence to the Jewish law in relation to faith in Christ. The Hatred of  Paul of Tarsus  by the Jews practicing   Judaism  still exists today.

Jewish Christians,  Judaizers falsely have argued that Christians were bound to observe Mosaic law.The issue was argued especially in the context of whether Gentile converts were obligated to undergo circumcision, which was a requirement for Jewish boys. The issue was  settled at the Council of Jerusalem, in which Paul and Barnabas participated as representatives of the church at Antioch. The Council had clearly  decided that Gentile converts were not subject to most Mosaic Law, including circumcision, but required them to stay away from eating meat with blood still on it, eating the meat of strangled animals, eating food offered to idols, and sexual immorality.

 The early Church Fathers also had   emphasized that the Church is the new “spiritual” Israel, completing or replacing the earthly Israel which was but its prototype. Today this view would come to be called “Supersessionism”. Historically the Jews have not only rejected Christianity, Jesus Christ as their Messiah but they also led  several revolts even against Roman government  and faced severe persecutions by Rome as punishment. 

A number of passages in the New Testament clearly state the  rightful rejection of Judaism . Among them are:

2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

Jn 8:37    I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.38    I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.39    They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.40    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.41    Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.42    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.43    Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.44    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 8: 1    Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.2    And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. .. .13    The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.14    Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.15    Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.16    And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.17    It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.18    I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.19    Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.20    These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.21    Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.22    Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.23    And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.24    I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.25    Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.26    I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.27    They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.28    Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.29    And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.30    As he spake these words, many believed on him.31    Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;32    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.33    They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?34    Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.35    And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.36    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.37    I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.38    I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.39    They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.40    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.41    Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.42    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.43    Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.44    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.45    And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.46    Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?47    He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.48    Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?49    Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.50    And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.51    Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.52    Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.53    Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?54    Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:55    Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.56    Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.57    Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?58    Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.59    Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

1 Thessalonians 2: 1    For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:2    But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.3    For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:4    But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.5    For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:6    Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.7    But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:8    So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.9    For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.10    Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:11    As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,12    That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.13    For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.14    For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:15    Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:16    Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.17    But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.18    Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.19    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?20    For ye are our glory and joy.

And not all of  Jewish people, then, will be saved on the basis of God’s covenants with Israel or on any other basis.   Apostle Paul points out that only a minority of Jewish people will be saved.God has not rejected his people whom he chose long ago. Don’t you know what the Scripture says in the story about Elijah, when he pleads with God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets and demolished your altars. I am the only one left, and they are trying to take my life.” But what was the divine reply to him? “I have reserved for myself 7,000 people who have not knelt to worship Baal.” So it is at the present time: there is a remnant, chosen by grace. – Romans 11:2-5

And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, “There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is My covenant with them, when I have taken away their sins.” (Romans 11:26-27)

This declaration will be fulfilled at a time yet future to our day, at the very end of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), the Great Tribulation; but even then, two-thirds of Israel’s population will die unsaved: And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. And I will purge out from among you the rebels and those who sin against Me (Ezekiel 20:37-38). And it shall be in all the land, says Jehovah, two parts in it shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left in it. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say, It is My people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God (Zechariah 13:8-9).

God will first purge out Israel’s rebels and sinners, two-thirds of the nation, by means of death. They will obviously die unsaved, and only the remaining one-third will God bring into the bond of the New Covenant and call them, My people. It is at this point in history – and at no previous point – that all Israel ( Including the Gentiles) will be saved (Romans 11:26).;

In order for any persons to be saved from Hell, Jews included, they  must personally believe and accept that  that Jesus Christ  died for theirs sins, that He was buried, and that He rose bodily from the dead and they must be water Baptized, and be  filled, as well as personally now also Baptized with the Holy Spirit.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16);

 and Jesus Himself said, Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes on Me has everlasting life (John 6:47).

 By grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him: for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent? even as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:12-15) Messianic Judaism is a syncretic religious movement that combines Jewish practices with Christian beliefs. Both Jews and Christians normally regard it as as Christian sect or cult. Some persons  in the Messianic Jewish community falsely believe that faith in  Jesus  plus the keeping of the Law are necessary for salvation. The Scriptures are very clear in this matter.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes (Romans 10:4).

[He] abolished in His flesh the enmity, the Law of commandments contained in ordinances (Ephesians 2:15).

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He [God the Father] has made alive together with Him [Jesus], having forgiven you all trespasses, blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:13-14).

For truly there is a putting away of the commandment which went before, because of the weakness and unprofitableness of it. (Hebrews 7:18)

Then He said, “Lo, I come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first so that He may establish the second. (Hebrews 10:9)

When Jesus died on the cross, the Law of Moses was nailed to the cross, brought to an end, abolished, blotted out, taken out of the way, put away.

The Law of Moses is no longer operative today. Even if the Law were operative, by the works of the Law none of all flesh will be justified in His sight (Romans 3:20). The Law of Moses has been surpassed and replaced by the finished work of Messiah, and the Law never did justify anyone. It suffices nothing for salvation. By grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Isaiah 25:1,9 O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for you have done wonderful things. And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.

(Eph 4:11 KJV)  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

Notice the   continual Greek verse tense here  in the passage, stating thus God himself   keeps on giving these anointed persons, offices.. 

“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues” (I Cor 12:  27-28).

All these Elders, Church offices do exist today and there is a visible and undeniable Church office ranking here though but it is also not one directional, but bi directional, the ranking is also all voluntary and based on mutual submission, unenforceable. A truly holy spirit led church would have all of these offices now too.

(Titus 1:5 KJV)  For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

The true structure of government in the Church is  still  what we can all a “Christ-archy,” “christocracy,” or simply a “Theocracy” — “Theos” of course being the Greek word for God. In God’s true Church, He God, Jesus Christ  is always the Head. When men let Christ lead, we don’t end up with confusion and anarchy. Christ is capable of leading his Church by his Holy Spirit by any believer  now too, and the book of Acts gives ample testimony to this fact. (Prov 9:9 KJV)  Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Some persons still do  teach a false and an extreme doctrine here. They say the word of God alone is the only, sole authority for all. Each member of the Church must prove everything from the Word of God himself, then each member now needs only to follow the Word of God and nothing, no one else.  The Word of God, the Bible  becomes the Head of the Church. We thus now don’t  follow any men. Well Jesus is the head of the church, but he also speaks now by his Holy Spirit. the gifts of the Holy Spirit, even by Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists, Bishops- Elders..  and not just by the Bible now to. Men can guide us to the words of Christ. Men may have gifts that enable them to see things others may not of themselves clearly see. Nonetheless, such men must not strive to be the main authority themselves. Their role is simply to help people see the expressed will of God. Every member of the Church must be following God finally, initially. God can and does still use the Holy Spirit, and not just men, dreams and  angels too  to confirm his words, even  from the Bible to us.

 In Matthew 20:20-26 we read of an incident where the mother of James and John, along with her sons, lobbied for the “top” two positions in the Kingdom under Christ. (Mat 20:23 KJV)  And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. Jesus also has promised, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” (Rev. 3:21). Everyone who enters God’s kingdom will share in the rulership of the world. We will lead the nations as a family, as a Kingdom of priests. All who sit with Christ on His throne will be given “power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father” (Rev. 2:26-27). The only one over us is Christ. Jesus is our Master. Everyone else is on the same level. There are no inferior ranks in the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11.  Paul reminds us that “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;” (v. 4).

“”But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them [the Greek term translated “exercise dominion” is “katakurieuo”, which means “downward lordship” or “hierarchical control”] and they that are great exercise authority [Greek “katexousiazo” meaning “downward control”] upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mat. 20:25-28).  “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will” (vv. 4-11). ” 

Paul in these verses made it clear that these gifts do not elevate one man over another. He stressed that regardless of who had which gift, it was God doing the work through His Spirit. Paul also stressed here that God gave the gifts to whomever He willed. Since any member could receive any gift, we realize that God was not in any way validating an inferior hierarchical structure.   A house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25)  applies to  Churches, and our homes, and our marriages too.

Generally the people who have to use titles to promote themselves are false..  they should be firstly now still  promoting Jesus Christ and not themselves.. Let us all stop here and remember that anyone   not being Baptized and led now by the Holy Spirit is still a real waste of time. And without the real application of love any    approach will still fail too.  Also voluntary, unenforceable, mutual, reversible accountability and submission is an integral part of the New Testament church structure rather still and of all true churches today as well . Even Apostle Paul does not always pull rank. Acts 15: 4 we see, “they were received of the church and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.”

Jeremiah 17:5. “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”

(Galatians 1:10). “do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ”

1Corinthians 11:3. “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; 

God “hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all” (Eph. 1:22-23). The Father “hath committed all judgment unto the Son: … And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man” (John 5:22-27).

“Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:[this proves that Philip acted without seeking approval from men, for they heard about it after the fact] Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost” (Acts 8:14-17).  Also do note that in Acts 2, where we read about the birth of the New Testament Church through the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit. The Holy spirit was given directly by God to every single member present initially but next it was done by the laying on by the  hands of the elders on every single person?  evidenced by the person also speaking in tongues initially by every single person baptized with the Holy Spirit. I know it happened to me. In the Book of Acts  everyone  there got Baptized with the Holy Spirit and also got the gift of toungues.   God here also revealed that he planned to speak through all of the saints, not just to a special few

“JUST AS APOSTLES PAUL ASKED THOSE BELIEVERS AT EPHESUS, I ALSO ASK YOU: HAVE YE RECEIVED THE HOLY GHOST? YES, YOU ARE REDEEMED, YET YE NEED TO BE BAPTISED IN THE HOLY GHOST – FOR UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THAT BAPTISM YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE TO LIVE A RIGHTEOUS LIFE, REAL STRUGGLE. SAD ENOUGH, YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY PERSON TO LAY HANDS ON YOU AS APOSTLE PAUL DID HERE, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. BUT YOU CAN PRAY THROUGH. JUST BE SINCERE ABOUT IT. GO TO GOD IN PRAYERS, AND FASTING IF NEED BE – EARNESTLY DESERING TO BE SO BAPTISED- AND YOU WILL RECEIVE, EVEN BY FAITH.”

 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples. He said unto them, have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost……and when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them: and they spake with tongues, and prophesied… ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 19:1-2, 6.

The people who falsely exalt themselves are following Satan’s path

 (2Corinthains 11:13-14-15) Such people are false apostles; dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of Christ. 

(2Cor 11:14) And no wonder, since Satan himself; masquerades as an ‘angel’ of light.

(2Cor 11:15) So it is not surprising; if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their ‘damnation’ will match their deeds!

*** (Revelation 2:1-2) To the angel of the church of Ephesus write: He who holds the seven stars in His right hand; Who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands, says these things.

(Rev 2:2) I know your works and your labor and your patience; and how you cannot bear those who are evil. And you tried those ‘pretending’ to be apostles; and are ‘Not’, and have found them ‘LIARS.’

 (Gal 6:3) For if anyone thinks he is something; when he is ‘Really Nothing’; he is ‘only’ fooling himself.

2 Peter 3: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

 (Heb 3:1 KJV)  Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Jesus Christ

Dan 2:44 4 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Acts 1: 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God,I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

John 15:  1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.    Habakkuk 3: 17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

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