THE CONFIRMED DESTINY OF ALL THE EARTH
Part 9: Man’s Death Sentence Annulled: Apostle Paul
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: We bear witness that there will come a day when T will surely equal the Spiritual Scientist squared. Thus the Theory of Nonconformity T=ss˛ will be an everlasting reality. See this at the last and Final Day and all the days that the truly righteous liveth.
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere and those that believe in the Bible as the Supreme authority of God’s Laws. For the record and the sign post many people that confess to be Christians are now during these trying times looking to man, materialism and God knows what as additional authorities on how to get to Heaven. Glory be to God our Father and to His Son our Savior Christ Jesus blessed by the Holy Spirit.
Beloved we are so grateful for the sincere and divine mood of the Holy Spirit. Thus we come thanking God our Father that through His son we are blessed with the Holy Spirit. Praise be to God that the Apostle Paul looked to God and Christ and not man. Therefore he was able to accept a death sentence but to the saints the sentence of death is annulled.
II Corinthians 1: 9: “But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God which raiseth the dead:”
Praise be to God and to God is the glory. At I Corinthians 15: 32 the Apostle Paul refers to “I have fought with beasts.” The Christian journey involves many sacrifices and Paul often was faced with physical sacrifices to his body and well-being. However he labored for the Lord.
Brethren if there is no life beyond would there be any reason to deny ourselves any of the alleged fleshly pleasures of the world? But surely Paul’s faith in God and Christ allowed him to deal with any sentence and this included the one of death. Brethren now follow us to the Old Testament and some powerful scripture that reveals the historical opposition to Gods laws and those of man. We preface the following with “trust and follow God and not man.”
Jeremiah 17: 5, 7: “Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that truseth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.”
“Blessed is the man that truseth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.”
Brethren when men turn from God and listen to men they always get into trouble. This was a great sin of Judah that still applies to us today as we see countless people and so-called church congregations following man and falsehoods instead of God. See Matthew 15: 9, 14 where Jesus also teaches this principal.
Meanwhile at verse 7 we see clearly that the people of Judah had deserted the Lord and relied on the unfaithful prophets and priests. This resulted in an unhappy state of mind.
Now follow us to Jeremiah 5: 31 where we find scripture that reveals more details about this subject and how did the people come to follow man instead of God.
Jeremiah 5: 31: “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”
During the time of Jeremiah there were three classes of people and they all had specific responsibilities:
Then and also now the leaders are held more accountable (blame) for the evils of the nation. However the people are also at fault due to their agreement with the corruption of the leadership. A man does not have to take an active part in a sinful practice to share its guilt see Romans 1: 32. Therefore if he favors a wicked practice and teaching of another it makes him an accomplice.
There is also another powerful scripture noted at Isaiah that helps glean even more understanding about this subject. Beloved bear in mind that God and Christ is who renders a blessing to Paul and not man.
Isaiah 30: 1-2: “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of man; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin.”
“That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!”
Again we see then and now the common people endorsing the false teachings of church and religious leaders. They took counsel but not after the Lord. At the second verse we see the great interest and confidence of the Jews in Egypt. There they found the Pharaoh was powerful and had wisdom. Thus they often looked to Egypt for help when they should have been praying and asking God the father.
Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 16 April 2009 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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