Promise or Robbery?
HEADLINE: II Baruch 22 1 And it came to pass after these things that lo! the heavens were opened, and I saw, and 2 power was given to me, and a voice was heard from on high, and it said unto me: 'Baruch, Baruch, 3 why art thou troubled? He who travels by a road but does not complete it, or who departs by sea 4 but does not arrive at the port, can he be comforted? Or he who promises to give a present to 5 another, but does not fulfill it, is it not robbery? Or he who sows the earth, but does not reap its 6 fruit in its season, does he not lose everything? Or he who plants a plant unless it grows till the 7 time suitable to it, does he who planted it expect to receive fruit from it? Or a woman who has 8 conceived, if she bring forth untimely, does she not assuredly slay her infant? Or he who builds a house, if he does not roof it and complete it, can it be called a house? Tell Me that first.'
23 1, And I answered and said: 'Not so, O LORD, my Lord.' And He answered and said unto me: Why therefore art thou troubled about that which thou knowest not, and why art thou ill at ease 3 about things in which thou art ignorant? For as thou hast not forgotten the people who now are 4 and those who have passed away, so I remember those who are appointed to come. Because when Adam sinned and death was decreed against those who should be born, then the multitude of those who should be born was numbered, and for that number a place was prepared where the living might 5 dwell and the dead might be guarded. Before therefore the number aforesaid is fulfilled, the creature will not live again [for My spirit is the creator of life], and Sheol will receive the dead. 6, 7 And again it is given to thee to hear what things are to come after these times. For truly My redemption has drawn nigh, and is not far distant as aforetime.
From The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the O. T. by R. H. Charles, Oxford Press
KJV Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of thegift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
KJV Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure togive you the kingdom.
Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, andI shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
John 6:37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
John 10:28 AndI give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Will God tell a lie and rob His children? There are many preachers, churches and doctrines trying very hard to make God into a liar! They do not want God to keep His promise so that their vengeful judgment doctrine can be "right" and their desire to hurt the victims bound in Pharaoh's chains may have fruition. These are "elder son" preachers and those who follow them. They want PUNISHMENT for all prodigals, not a PARTY! How about YOU?!
Heavenly Jerusalem, the "Rebuilt" City
HEADLINE…." Or he who builds a house, if he does not roof it and complete it, can it be called a house?"
KJV Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
Some of God's children are on earth and some are in Heaven. Those above are not "against" those below who are "victims" of Pharaoh (the devil)!
Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Earthly Jerusalem consists of ALL HUMAN BEINGS covering earth's surface in all generations of men. These are "lively stones". John saw them descend into the "pit" (as infant stones) as a bride adorned for her husband in an allegoric vision.
KJV Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
We now know that "the tabernacle of God not only is with men", but it is men, because "He dwells in them and walks in them"! As fast as they were born, the Dragon was there standing before their mothers ready to possess them as fast as they parted their mothers' wombs, Matthew 12:43-45; Revelation 17:4,12,17.
Daniel 8:8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant [land]. 10 And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. 11 Yea, he magnified [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12 And an host was given [him] against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. 13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
Having to survive beneath the claws of the Dragon is an overwhelming ordeal. Earthly Jerusalem fell in ruins beneath the feet of possessing devils! The "Holy City" on earth is destroyed as quickly as God renews it! Now let us look at the question. If God attempts to build a City and it is destroyed as fast as He lays down fresh stones, can it be called a "building" or "city"? In Daniel's vision the question is asked in another way, "How long will the saints (City) or lively stones remain trampled under the Dragon's claws"?
I Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
KJV Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
All "lively stones" are cut out of their bodies at the point of death and God is rebuilding the City, Temple, and walls in Heaven.
I Hermas, Vision III:13.Then she again took me by the hand, and raiseth me, and seateth me on the couch at the left hand, while she herself sat on the right. And lifting up a certain glistening rod, she saith to me, "Seest thou a great thing?" I say to her, "Lady, I see nothing." She saith to me, "Look thou; dost thou not see in front of thee a great tower being builded upon the waters, of glistening square stones?" 14.Now the tower was being builded foursquare by the six young men that came with her. And countless other men were bringing stones, some of them from the deep, and others from the land, and were handing them to the six young men. And they took them and builded. 15.The stones that were dragged from the deep they placed in every case, just as they were, into the building, for they had been shaped, and they fitted in their joining with the other stones; and they adhered so closely one with another that their joining could not possibly be detected; and the building of the tower appeared as if it were built of one stone. 16.But of the other stones which were brought from the dry land, some they threw away, and some they put into the building; and others they broke in pieces, and threw to a distance from the tower. 17.Now many other stones were lying round the tower, and they did not use them for the building; for some of them were mildewed, and others had cracks in them, and others were too short, and others were white and round, and did not fit into the building. 18.And I saw other stones thrown to a distance from the tower, and coming to the way, and yet not staying in the way, but rolling to where there was no way; and others falling into the fire and burning there; and others falling near the waters, and yet not able to roll into the water, although they desired to roll and to come to the water. 19.When she had shown me these things, she wished to hurry away. I say to her, "Lady, what advantage is it to me to have seen these things, and yet not to know what the things mean? "She answered and said unto me, "Thou art an over-curious fellow, in desiring to know all that concerns the tower." "Yea, lady," I said, "that I may announce it to my brethren, and that they [may be the more gladdened and] when they hear [these things] they may know the Lord in great glory." Then said she, 20."Many shall hear; but when they hear, some of them shall be glad, and others shall weep. Yet even these latter, if they hear and repent, shall likewise be glad. Hear thou therefore the parables of the tower; for I will reveal all things unto thee. And trouble me no more about revelation; for these revelations have an end, seeing that they have been completed. Nevertheless thou wilt not cease asking for revelations; for thou art shameless." 21.The tower, which thou seest building, is myself, the Church, which was seen of thee both now and aforetime. Ask, therefore, what thou willest concerning the tower, and I will reveal it unto thee, that thou mayest rejoice with the saints."
From The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden, Collins-World Publishers
The saints and the lively stones do not remain beneath the feet of the Dragon very long. They are removed individually as "the daily sacrifice", when their bodies are crushed by death. At that point the Master-Builder draws each stone to Him in Heavenly Jerusalem!
Isaiah 40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.
There are many Christians and Jews who think the "place" where scriptures say God will rebuild Jerusalem is Israel in the Middle East. Look at this email I wrote to one such respondent:
You have the wrong "place" in mind for the location of the New Jerusalem. Look at this:
KJV word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
KJV Psalm 87:1 *A Psalm [or] Song for the sons of Korah.* His foundation [is] in the holy mountains. 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion (heaven) more than all the dwellings of Jacob(Palestine). 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken [it].
Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23 And it shall come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. 24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
The earthly city of Jerusalem in Palestine is not the New Jerusalem of which God is speaking. That place is too small for both the Arabs and the Jews. They cannot live peacefully together as brothers even though genetically they are all descendants of Abraham. "All nations cannot flow" into that place. It is too small. All nations cannot flow into Los Angeles either. It is too small! Ezekiel 40 gives you a description of that City. Jerusalem which the Arabs and Jews are fighting over is not the place. It is the Heavenly Zion that you need to recognize. Get your mind out of this earth. God will burn this place with all devils in it. Isaiah 24 is a fact you leave out of your end-time equation. There will be no land of Israel, no United States, or Russia or China in the aftermath. As it says in Isaiah 66, we will all be able to look down and observe this place burning as a lake of fire. Correct understanding factors in Isaiah 24 and Isaiah 66:22-23.
Tell the rabbis they need to re-think their conclusions! They are in for a surprise! Think about it! Is it RATIONAL to think that ALL PEOPLE created for all times can fit in Jerusalem? They could not fit in this present day earth for sheer volume!! This is a "logical" conclusion. The angel who taught Ezra verifies this:
2 Esdras 5:43 Then I answered and said, "Couldst thou not have created at one time those who have been and those who are and those who will be, that thou mightest show thy judgment the sooner?" 44 He replied to me and said, "The creation cannot make more haste than the Creator, neither can the world hold at one time those who have been created in it."
Come on man! THINK!!!! This is what Ezra saw, which deletes any idea that Jerusalem in question is an earthly city:
2 Esdras 10:44 This woman whom you saw, whom you now behold as an established city, is Zion. 50 For now the Most High, seeing that you are sincerely grieved and profoundly distressed for her, has shown you the brilliance of her glory, and the loveliness of her beauty. 51 Therefore I told you to remain in the field where no house had been built, 52 for I knew that the Most High would reveal these things to you. 53 Therefore I told you to go into the field where there was no foundation of any building, 54 forno work of man's building could endure in a place where the city of the Most High was to be revealed.
This email shows that those who think God will rebuild Jerusalem in Palestine as His Holy City are very wrong. That is impossible, just as you cannot put a whole lake of water into a quart jar! But God has been building His City above with the spirits of men as fast as they died beginning with Abel. This spirit has learned better about accusing men of crime at this time. Every "stone" is numbered and every building of the City must be finished according to PLAN. It cannot be finished until every spirit God created before He rested from His labor is matriculated and in place. No "stone" can be missing or out of place. God has no "MIA's"! You also see why you need ALL the pieces to God's Word puzzle (other Bible books) which have been dismissed by theologians and religious pundits! Men make errors because they do not have these necessary pieces of information.
Peter's vision sums up all these words very nicely. Let us give our Father credit. He is
shrewd and wise. We should desire to leave this earth-prison and return home. Peter's vision shows us that we must return to our place of origin. We first came down from Heaven to this earth, and God will see to it that we are drawn up there again! It is ridiculous for men to "argue" over this. Nothing can stop God from reaping men! Remember this wording, "No man hath ascended into Heaven except he who came down from Heaven"? John 3:13. If you do not know where you came from, what does that statement mean to you? How many times must God repeat a matter before men get it right? Does it take two touches with clay on the eyes or three repeats in a vision? The "problem" is "lively stones" have very hard heads, no brains, and no eyes to see or ears to hear! They are as rational as a brick!
Reaping the Earth
HEADLINE: … Or he who sows the earth, but does not reap its 6 fruit in its season, does he not lose everything?
Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
He who sows the "good seed" is actually the Father, Matthew 23:9. When He created man He said, "That is good"! The seed of the Dragon is not good and they dwell in and on the bodies of men as "tares", Genesis 3:15. If we answer the question the angel asked Baruch, we will have to say, if God does not reap the fields of the earth, He will lose everything. God is not a loser as some preachers attempt to portray Him.
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and [then] cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
Since men are the "holy seed" from the Father's body, He collects them one blade at a time after a certain aging process. This is the "daily sacrifice" to which the Levitical service referred. "White" fields refers to the hair color of our parents and grandparents. When God calls each Heavenly name that He gave us at the very beginning, then out of the body we go to be collected by the waiting angels. The gates of Heaven are open day and night so that the "wave sheaves" may enter in.
Isaiah 60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. 11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Finally John saw God's answer to the angel's question posed to Baruch.
Revelation 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Romans 14:11 For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
You tell all those "croaking" elder son preachers out there that your Father is not a "loser". Jesus is not a loser either. God gave him this commandment:
John 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
Any preacher teaching that any or many human beings will burn in hellfire is a liar! I would say he has more than three unclean spirits like bull frogs crowning his head. This warning from Christ about the preachers is upon us today:
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Who are these? Turn on your TV and radio and you can see them or listen to them speak! These refuse to join God in celebrating the return of the "prodigals to Heaven after death. They do not want God to show them grace and mercy! They demand that He judge and punish the victims of devils! Of course, your Father rejects their advice! A house divided against its self cannot stand. These are the "stones" that do not agree in the building and fail to change colors and become white in the parable from I Hermas III. Therefore "elder son" preachers must be born again. The Clay-Master will remold them upstairs.
Comfort from God's Comforters
HEADLINE: … He who travels by a road but does not complete it, or who departs by sea 4 but does not arrive at the port, can he be comforted?
KJV Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
Isaiah 28:12; To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
People often describe what happens to us in our lifetime as "the road of life". As such we have a destination. The desired destination for many is a "mansion in the sky" or Heaven, our Home! Most men in this life have no comfort because their journey is in progress. They are not certain about their end, because they lack real faith and true understanding from the Word. Men live in fear of death continually and seek various religions and talismans to ease their fears and give them some degree of assurance. Our Father has recognized this problem and He has commanded what should be done as a remedy. In Isaiah 40:1-2, God prescribes three things to do to comfort his people. (1) her warfare is accomplished, (2) her iniquity is pardoned, (3) she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
However, preachers and Christians refuse to comfort the weary as prescribed by God. They are miserable "comforters" in the ministry, who promote their own agendas and "fight sin" their own way. Because they cannot follow the Leader and refuse His prescription, men remain weary and not comforted.
Jesus came to the world as a "comforter". When he was born, the angels delivered this message:
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
An example of Jesus' application of God's three comfort criteria is the woman caught in the very act of adultery, John 8:1-8. (1) He ended the fight over her. (2) He pardoned her iniquity (3) the hassle and threat of death from the crowd was enough for all her sin. And the would-be stone throwers departed leaving her alone with Jesus.
When Jesus was about to leave he told us of another "Comforter". We know this is the Holy Spirit. We also know that men are still "not comforted" even those claiming to have the Holy Ghost and fire. They are still fearful of death and remain uncertain of their final destination. Any "Comforter" sent by the Father follows the Father's three-part prescription for comfort and gives rest to those men who hear and believe his message. You judge a tree by the fruit it bears. The true Comforter presents all three parts of the message without fear or deletion or omission. Any man claiming to be led by the Spirit will present all three parts of God's comfort message without quibbling. Many men have their own ideas about how to fight sin. They are diametrically opposed to comforting men God's way. How can they "fight sin" and "make a difference", if they tell men the WAR is over? To tell men that "their sins are pardoned" seems ridiculous to them especially when men will sin again in the future. They refuse to preach this part vehemently! Finally these men believe in punishment and applying the penalty for trespass according to the law. This is their idea of "justice". They want men harmed for infractions they commit unless men do what they say as a remedy. They cannot tell men "all that happens to them in this life is sufficient" for our errors. After death, they want more harm for "sinners". To them that is "justice".
If you are wondering whether or not the "spirit" in the preachers and the churches and in many Christians is "holy", you have good reason. Devils have overcome the saints and rule the churches, Daniel 7:21-22, 8:8-13; Revelation 13:4-7. In Matthew 24 Jesus warned that there would be so many false prophets and lying preachers that if possible no flesh would be saved from deception. To determine who is a true "Comforter" look for that Spirit who delivers all three parts of God's comfort message. That is the only way God will give rest to the weary. Because men use their own reasons for refusing to do it God's way, men are in constant torment and uncertainty. They have no real peace and cannot rest! You will find all three parts of the comfort message in the GOOD NEWS.
We are not ashamed or afraid to "tell it like it is" …. God's way!
"He who travels by a road but does not complete it, or who departs by sea 4 but does not arrive at the port, can he be comforted?"
No man can be comforted if he is on a journey that has no certain desired destination. But God has comforted those who hear Him through His two Comforters. They are not opposed to delivering God's comfort message. Preachers have refused to cause the weary to rest by refusing to do it as God prescribed. They have their own agenda and their own methods of fighting sin.
"Or he who promises to give a present to 5 another, but does not fulfill it, is it not robbery?"
God has promised eternal life to all His children and He will fulfill it. "Elder son" preachers in the churches say He will not do this, but in the end He will destroy most of humanity because of sin. They make God into a "loser" and attempt to make Him into their image and likeness. However our Father is not like them and they are not like the Father! Isaiah 55:7-11. He will not rob His children and fail to deliver the gift He promised. If you follow the wrong shepherd you will have no peace!
"Or he who sows the earth, but does not reap its 6 fruit in its season, does he not lose everything? Or he who plants a plant unless it grows till the 7 time suitable to it, does he who planted it expect to receive fruit from it?"
God is the Sower, who plants holy seed in the earth. He has His own method of reaping via "the daily sacrifice", Ecclesiastes 12:7; Luke 20:35-38. Old persons are "white unto the harvest", and these are reaped by angels after taking their last breath. They rise to the barn of Heaven where joyful angels await to receive them. God is a wonderful farmer and not one blade of wheat has fallen on the ground as a loss! Amos 9:9.
"Or he who builds a house, if he does not roof it and complete it, can it be called a house?"
Men are parabolized as "lively stones". We came down from Heaven as infant spirits, as "a bride adorned for her husband". Peter's vision was an allegory of our descent. While in the stone quarry of this earth, the devil has not left one stone upon another that he has not thrown down. Death cuts these stones out of the quarry and the Father draws them up to Him. Most of them come up as "prodigal sons" to a surprise party, a FAMILY REUNION celebration. This is the Father's prudent PLAN of building his House. This House is not complete and will not be complete until ALL stones are perfected and in place. "Elder sons" preach that this will not happen. God is actively doing this now. Who is right? I will bet on God!
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