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					  “When Truth becomes a lie, and lies become truth: God’s Truth, Satan’s lies--The
                         Truth about Human History!”

                                                 By:
                                             Kim N. Stager

                                               Dedication:

Dedicated to God the Trinity, the Trinity of God: God the Father, Pure Spirit, Absolute Sovereign Creator-
   -God of History, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God the Son, Immanuel--Creator of God’s universe,
mankind’s Redeemer, Savior, and final Judge who died on the Cross of Calvary to deliver us from sin and
 defeat Satan at His First Advent, and Who will defeat death at His Second Advent, so whosoever will call
 on the Name of the Lord will be Saved--Christ Jesus; and God the Holy Spirit--the Holy Spirit of God the
  Father and God the Son--sent by the Father as promised by Jesus Christ to His Apostles before He was
  crucified, rose on the third day, and then later ascended into heaven to sit on the right hand of God the
   Father; to be our Helper--the perfect Teacher and Judge of Truth--and reminder of God’s word, His
    promises, and His love for His creation, and supremely, His Agape love for mankind, lest we forget.

                                                  And:

Dedicated to my dear wife, Mary Ann, and my dear daughter, Kimlye Galen, for whom I pray this book is a
blessing, and to all mankind who read it; may we seek God’s Truth--Christ Jesus--unto Salvation and reject
the lies of Satan, lest we be deceived and remain turned from Christ Jesus--separated, alienated from God-
 -and join the Devil and his fallen demon angels in eternal separation from God and eternal damnation in
 the Lake of Fire--Gehenna. Glory, honor, worship, and praise be to God--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos!




                                          Table of Contents
                                                Preface iv
                                            Introduction xii

                                 Chapter I: The Time of the Gentiles:

The Last Days; the time of the Church and the Holy Spirit, and of deceit and antichrists--the Church
of born again believers is the Body and the Bride of Christ Jesus--all in preparation and anticipation
               of the Rapture and Second Coming of Jesus Christ. 1 (21-133=112 pgs)

                                        Truth versus Deception:

The battle over the eternal souls of men until New Jerusalem comes down from God from Heaven to
 earth; when born again believers of all the ages will dwell with God the Trinity for eternity; praise
                                               God: 134

                                 Chapter II: God’s Truth, Satan’s lies:

   God’s Truth is known to us through His word--the canonized Bible--written on our hearts and
 minds, Christ indwelling, His creation, and the Holy Spirit as our Helper; Satan’s opposed, parallel,
substitute, dialectical lies rely on his deceit, leading to confusion, chaos, and perishing. He who has an
                                   ear, let him hear. 135 (135-178=43 pgs.)

                  Chapter III: Tactics and Methods of the Babylonians in Babylon:

  Deceitful, insidious, pervasive, and efficacious--yet prophesied in biblical Scripture, the inspired,
inerrant word of God the Trinity--and fore-ordained to be turned to good for those who accept God’s
  Holy Spirit’s call and love Jesus Christ, according to His plan of Salvation. 179 (179-257=78 pgs.)

                    Chapter IV: Strategy and Goals of the Babylonians in Babylon:

  Antithetical to God’s purpose and will, yet conformed to God’s History, for there is no other. 259
                                          (259-301=42 pgs.)

                        Chapter V: Response of Followers of Jesus the Christ:

 Born again believers, followers of Jesus Christ, and America--though their spirits be willing, their
 flesh is weak; yet they are the fountain of the gospel, with the Holy Spirit in the Church, that hold
         back the coming of the Antichrist until Satan’s time has come. 302 (302-342=40 pgs.)

          Babylonia writ large in the cultures of the world; even so Come Lord Jesus: 343/1

         Chapter VI: Education as Preparation for Citizenship in Babylonia as Babylonians:

  Babylonia’s attempt to produce reprobate minds of iniquity for eternity, while the gospel of Jesus
     Christ is preached to the ends of the earth unto Salvation; for whosoever will. 344/2 (344-
                                          444/102=100 pgs.)

                          Chapter VII: Feminism, and the Spirit of Jezebel:

 For the deceiving of mankind and their souls unto damnation; but the spirit of Elijah, sent by God,
               overcomes. Let him who has ears, hear! 445/103 (445-534/192=89 pgs.)
                       Chapter VIII: Gaian Ecology and the Dominion of Satan:

  For the eternal separation from God of all who follow--be not deceived why the earth moans and
  groans as a mother with birthing pains, for God’s word tells us of this Truth; instead, look up, for
          redemption of born again believers draweth nigh. 535/193 (535-573/231=38 pgs.)

  Chapter IX: The unholy trinity cometh; woe to the inhabitants of the earth whose names are not
written in the Lamb’s Book of Life from before the foundation of the world: 574/232 (574-616/274=42
                                                pgs.)

                              Politics and Culture--the Antichrist Cometh:

   Activist Babylonians democratize socialized, man until there is no peace, yet the peace of God
 surpasses all understanding; His Word is the Way, Truth and Life; peace on earth is cometh--the
Kingdom of Christ, when Jesus Christ comes again, to rule and reign for 1000 years with the Saints,
   then for eternity in the Kingdom of God in the New Jerusalem. 575/233 (575-589/247=14 pgs.)

                        Science as truth and religion--the False Prophet Cometh:

 While Salvation is to those who love Jesus Christ and are Born Again into the Kingdom of Heaven,
for Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man comes to the Father but by Him. 590/248 (590-
                                          612/270=22 pgs.)

                               Economics--The Mark of the Beast Cometh:

 The co-optation of the people’s of the earth; they must choose Christ or Satan; for there is no other
 choice unto man for which his earthly life is lived, and his eternal Life is determined. 613/271 (613-
                                            616/274=4 pgs.)

                                 Chapter X: Summary and Conclusion:

  Let him who has ears, hear; for be not deceived, die once unto Salvation or die twice unto eternal
  damnation with Satan in Hell; the choice is ours, because we have been given free will to choose,
 while Christ tarries, for He would that none should perish, but that all may be Saved. 617/275 (617-
                                           627/285=10 pgs.)

                                               End. 627/285
                                                 Preface

   The Holy Spirit of God the Trinity, of the Canonized Bible, placed on my heart and in my mind about
38 years ago what was the kernel of the fruit this book is today. I had then, as I do now, a desire to help
people see man’s solutions to man’s problems are vain. I did not know then, however, that which I know
now, the solution to man’s problems is God’s Way to Truth unto everlasting Life--Christ Jesus.
Interestingly enough, until I realized my poorness of spirit--my need for God--and became born again, I
had no motivation to fulfill my desire. For with only man’s “intellectual-intelligence” and “affective-
conscience” ideas to work with, I saw no efficacy in proceeding. For throughout man’s history, Satan has
used this false dichotomy to play “both ends against the middle” to deceive mankind with his false
dialectic.
   However, within about three to three and one-half years of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior--
becoming born again--a prompting, God’s “still small voice” (I Kgs 19:12-13), came to me from the Holy
Spirit in the form of what would eventually become the title of this book: “When Truth becomes a lie, and
lies become truth”. These words came into my consciousness with a certainty, with a knowing, and with a
peace--intending to complete a good work in me and through me, God having begun a good work in me
(Philippians 1:6). For God’s Glory.
   At the time, I realized this “book title”, this prompting from the Holy Spirit, came out of the book of
Romans, at least, but not much more (Romans 1:25 KJV; Colossians 2:8; ?; ?). However, I did not then
realize the ramifications of the understanding that the book title was the definition of “deceit” in Biblical
Scripture. More than that even, I began to see the book title as representing, possibly, a rhetorical question.
Rhetorical from God’s vantage point (Gen 1:2-4/see Copy 1 pg 15 as below; Original sin Gen ?; for all
have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God...?/he as the deceiver of the world throughout
history/Antichrist/Dragon deceive viz. G. Trib., and at end of Reign--?; however, H.S indwelling is God‘s
Redemptive plan, from before the foundation of the world (?), until New Jer--?), but requiring exposition
from natural man’s vantage point, in and from God’s Word, with the help of God’s Holy Spirit--and maybe
even from the vantage point of many professing Christians, even possibly from the vantage point of some
professing born again Christians.
   Certainly, deceit in the world and its insidiousness was something I needed the Holy Spirit’s revelation
on through God’s Word, the Canonized Bible. I believe, however, this understanding was “intuitive” within
me--God having written His Truth on my heart and in my mind (Hebrews 8:10, 10:16; I Samuel 2:35; I
Chronicles 28:9; Daniel 5:20 )--awaiting my motivated, willing soul, and God’s perfect timing of the
prompting of the Holy Spirit in me. God does this in all people, so that none will have excuse, and
especially for those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, before the foundations of the
world, by His Foreknowledge.
   For sin itself is insidious--not unlike leprosy (?)--and it is also manifest deceit (Hebrews 3:13; ?). Sin is
the embodiment of deceit! For deceit first occurred in the Spiritual realm in Heaven before it occurred on
earth in man. And sin--both by the angelic beings and by man--“caused” and continues to result in
estrangement, in separation from God and His full, complete manifestation of His Agape Love in our lives
in the world and in Heaven. However, God Himself is unmoved. For though He is Absolutely Sovereign,
yet He is Faithful. God’s Agape Love endures forever. He only awaits His perfect timing. For while Christ
Jesus tarries, God is Graceful and Merciful to allot sufficient time for whosoever will to come to Him
through His Son unto Salvation. For Jesus the Christ is the Way to the Truth to the Life everlasting in the
Presence of God; Christ being the Way, the Truth, and the Life! All until God’s Kingdom is come, all until
His Will be done--on earth as it first is done in Heaven (?)!
   This Revelation somehow, vaguely at first, began to connect to the now faint desire of my heart to help
people see the vainly prideful nature of man’s intellectual-intelligence--the objective choice process of the
mind--and the enviously covetous nature of man’s “affective-conscience”--the subjective motivation of the
objective choice process of sinful flesh--the feeling or sensual, as in motivation by pleasure or pain, of
consciousness (Webster‘s Dict. quote under the word--affective)--as a response based endeavor to solve
man’s problems. The mind representing the soul, the flesh representing the body; without our spirit
enlivened, and therefore without God’s Holy Spirit to motion us in Love. Therefore, all the natural science
and the social science will not lead us to Truth without God’s Holy Spirit, in His Grace and Mercy that
whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord will be Saved.
   I began to see a purpose; an efficacious purpose to pursuing the Holy Spirit’s leading to write this book.
For I could see the Christian Hope (?) for people who might read this book; that they might be led to God’s
Word, to the leading of the Holy Spirit, to a relationship with Jesus the Christ unto Salvation. And to those
who already have a relationship with God, that they might be motivated to be more earnest to preach God’s
Gospel of Truth (?) to those people in their sphere of life that are lost sheep. For all Christ’s sheep know the
“voice” of the Shepherd, and He knows them (?). For Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (?).
No man can come to the Father but by Him (?). For whosoever will call on the name of the Lord Jesus
Christ will be Saved (?).
   I want to be clear, we who come to the Truth, unto Christ Jesus, come because God the Father calls us.
Because of the work of His Holy Spirit. Not because of a book they read; certainly not because of this
book--at least not by itself. We are all but servants of God, Jehovah Elohim, doing what we have been
called to do, by God’s Grace and Mercy, to preach God’s Gospel to the ends of the earth while Jesus the
Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, tarries. He tarries that none should perish, but that all may
come to Salvation (?). For there is no other better reason to write this book--none!
   I believe, from God’s perspective, this rhetorical question was, before the foundation of the world (His
plan of Salvation thru Christ/Lambs Book of Life-?), a foregone conclusion; and should have been from
mankind’s perspective, since Satan deceived Eve and then Adam in the Garden of Eden (Scripture about
God’s promise if A/E ate of the fruit--death--?). But from man’s deceived perspective after the fall, for the
most part, the rhetorical nature to the question posed has escaped our conscious consideration, at best. At
worst, we each, in our sin, have contributed to the need for consideration of this fundamental Truth of God
in each of our lives--When Truth becomes a lie, and lies become truth. A question to ponder in each of our
lives, as we choose our eternal destiny--Heaven or Hell.
   Whether we allow God’s Holy Spirit to lead us into all Truth, or whether we allow the world to direct
our choice either by intellectual-intelligence, or by affective-conscience; or, more accurately, by a
combination of the two arising out of our natural man narcissism, then into our objective mind. But, both
the world and our bodies have fallen, imperfect natures--deceived natures. So, out of our deceived motions,
we deceive our minds to consider a deceived world, to find truth. But alas, we instead are enslaved in this
vicious circle of deceit only God’s Holy Spirit can deliver us from unto Salvation. The Choice is ours to
make! God Created mankind with free will. He will not force us to choose Him; and the Devil can not force
us, only deceive us. For God desires us to choose Him in love.
   For God foreknew mankind would Fall from His Presence, and deceit would encompass the world of
mankind like a veil (?). So, from before the foundation of the world, God set forth His plan for the
Salvation of mankind. He set forth His plan to send Himself, in the form of God the Son, Jesus the Christ--
Immanuel--to atone for the sin of man. To pay our ransom for our sins. To be crucified, buried, to rise from
the dead, and to ascend to Heaven to sit on the right hand of God until He make His enemies a footstool (?).
So that the motions of our heart--unto a new Spiritual nature--can be undeceived, then so our minds can be
undeceived; that we may see God, History, His Creation, and His Salvation undeceived. For God foreknew
whence forth His Creation would spring, and will End.
   However, in these Last Days (?), possibly in these End Times (?), mankind needs to ponder this
rhetorical question as it pertains to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. For this is the age in which we are
living (?). For the time of His Second Advent may be near. And if it is, or when the time is nigh, then as
Scripture tells us, we, as believers, as born again Christians, as professors of Jesus Christ as our King, as
our Lord and Savior; we will no longer be able to live in the world but not be of it (Mark of the Beast/?--?).
For when the End is near, we will not be allowed to live in the world and not be of it. As this time
approaches, we need not fear. But fear God. Do not fear that which can only kill the body (?)! Fear Him
Who can cast your soul into eternal Hell (?). For we must be born of water, our natural birth. But if we also
be born of the Spirit, then we have eternal Life with God the Trinity in the New Jerusalem, which will
come down from God in Heaven to earth (?). Put your hope in this; put your hope in Christ Jesus. For in
Him, is your Salvation!
   More importantly, especially since I believe Biblical Scripture is clear, the Church of Jesus Christ, of
born again believers, will be raptured before the Tribulation period starts (Gen 6:9 note SC; Rev 3:10; Dan
12:1; Mt 24:21; I Cor 15:50-52 and vs. 52 note SC; I Thess 4:13-18 and vs. 17 note SC; Is 57:1; 2 Kgs
22:19-20), this rhetorical question is more important for those nonbelievers who must decide between Jesus
Christ unto Salvation or Satan unto eternal death in Gehenna before they die and before the Church is
raptured. For coming to the Lord, though available during the Tribulation, will be more sacrificial than it is
while God’s Grace, His Holy Spirit, resides in the form of Christ’s Church in this covenantal period and
dispensation (?). Therefore, I pray you consider Jesus today; for today is the day of Salvation (?). May
God’s Holy Spirit bring you to poorness of spirit; to your need for God {Mt 5:-12}!
   I further believe, though the Church will be raptured before the Tribulation period begins, I do believe
deception will be so rampant, as it is becoming today, day by day accelerating, such that born again
believers need to stand, to be salt and light to the world even more than at any time in history before this
{Mt 5:13-16}. For as sin abounds, God’s Grace abounds more. We are therefore called to be God’s
expression of Grace as we preach God’s Gospel to the ends of the world so whosoever will will be Saved!
   A few months passed, then, since I was prompted by the Holy Spirit with the gestation of what would
become the final, extended, book title, and before I began to proceed with the idea of devoting my life to
writing this book. The leading of the Holy Spirit took a little getting used to. My commitment was slow in
coming, but accelerated as my experience with faith began to bear out God’s Faithfulness to me as He
promises in His Word, the Canonized Bible.
   As a matter of fact, over these past 34 years, God’s purpose, in its present form, was kept a secret--a
mystery--from me until I was made ready--having been born again of the Holy Spirit of God from Heaven,
a vessel made ready (?)--not by human hands but by the Spirit of God (?). For only that born of the Spirit is
spirit, and therefore that which is born of the flesh is flesh--and no flesh shall inherit the Kingdom of God
(?). Having been poured into, now poured out (?). For God’s Glory and Purpose; for we all have no other
purpose on earth than to Glorify God and all His Creation (?).
   Over the 34 years of my life from about age 17, I was witnessed to by various relatives, ministers, and
family. However, their ministry to me was without obvious fruit in my life. Starting in the 17th year of my
life, the tumult of the 1960’s having its part in my soul’s personality development, I began to grapple with
issues of life in the broader context of man’s history that were being played out before me in American
society all around me, and all around the world. Ironically, a speech class, in which we dealt with human
philosophy, was the beginning of my understanding human knowledge was hopeless in that is was
powerless to solve mankind’s ills. It can alleviate them some here and there--all the while, in total, growing
worse on a global scale. Because, human knowledge without God can never eradicate the ills of
humankind. Ultimately, human knowledge, directing human effort, can only make the ills of humankind
worse! One step forward, two steps backward.
   For man’s deceived ideas lead to a circular, therefore hopeless, emptiness of purpose; a seeming never
ending cycle of repetitious behaviors and similar events in world history leading to nowhere, nowhere but
death and eternal separation from God. It is not as though humanity had not put forth many, seemingly
varied, tentative, ever modified and changing dialectical theories and belief systems, ad nauseam. Ever
exposing the sin-sickness of man without God. Man’s behavior seemed to me to be futile and yet somehow
misdirected. But why and what, was the direction that would resolve this hopeless state of mankind? At that
time, I, having no concerted direction toward God, was at a loss for any answer. Only a seeking as God, by
His Spirit, was drawing me to Him. For God sent His Only Son, Christ Jesus, to seek that which was lost
(?).
   I will say, however, this misdirected, mired seeking led to a period in my life that was very disturbing,
and very emotional. A time where very deep in my soul I sensed a lost condition, a feeling of losing control
into insanity. A very tortuous time in my body, and mind-soul. I turned to psychology and sociology, etc. to
analyze my state of mind as a result of courses I took in my first year of college, and to drugs. Both I just
“fell” into them without any particular stake in either. Nonetheless, I turned to sin, not to God. However, to
no avail. Instead, I fell further in sin and from God.
   I then entered the United States Air Force (Air Force) since I lost my college deferment, because my
grade point average fell below the minimum required to maintain my deferment from the military draft,
after my first year of college. I felt I could not continue in college, mentally and emotionally, anyway. I had
trouble concentrating.
   While I was in Air Force technical school, after basic training, a high school friend of mine accepted the
Lord and was born again. The day I held his letter, before opening it, I knew that he had. It only had a
cumulative effect on me as my life went forward, as did all the rest of various people’s ministry to me. In
the Air Force, my mind was distracted also, but it cleared up somewhat and I began to do well in college I
attended in the evening. Also, just subsequent to this, I got married and began to focus on my married life,
which also distracted me from my need for God at that time.
   After my enlistment in the Air Force was up, I began working in the consumer finance industry as a
manager trainee and my life was off career-wise, and I did not look back. However, a few years later, I
began to feel the pull of the Holy Spirit on my life again as I began to sense being lost--once again. This
was coincident to travails in my marriage and career. Eventually, in my sin and sole reliance on self, I had
simultaneous troubles which led to divorce and leaving my career in consumer finance.
   I then attended graduate school full time because I was told, by graduate school officials, that many of
my undergraduate credits would expire that qualified me to attend. I did not complete graduate school
because, once again, I could not concentrate on studying, even though I completed all but a couple of
classes toward an MBA degree long plan designed for students with non-business undergraduate degree
majors. Subsequent to graduate school, I reentered the job market in related financial institutions, then into
real estate property management, then into banking, and then into self employment.
   This next time I felt overwhelmed by my life of self and sin, after my divorce and reentry into college, I
turned to eastern religions for grounding. Whereas psychology was too self engrossing, eastern religious
experience felt too detachment oriented--again, both a part of Satan’s both ends against the middle
deception plan designed to lead you to his worldly dialectic synthesis and against God’s Dialectic
Synthesis, Jesus Christ. Neither dealt with the wholeness of God’s creation of us. Realizing this, at least
intuitively, I eventually began seeking, being led by the Holy Spirit, which led me, eventually, to my
Saving encounter with God’s Grace, by which I am guided to this day.
   *restart editing here* This seeking began around age 32 or 33--shortly after becoming divorced--but I
was not conscious of the source of the draw on my life, or the draw at all, except vaguely, only the seeking,
and again, only vaguely. I began to attend church off and on over a period of 2 or 3 years. I heard God’s
Word. I continued in my sin and rebellion. As my sin increased, my drifting further and further in sin, my
sense of seeking increased. For where sin abounds, so too God’s Grace does abound more. A few people,
placed along the way, who were in some of the “singles groups” I was sinning in, made impressions on me
by what they said to me about my behavior, about my sin--conviction if you will.
   My life continued thusly for yet another couple of years. The church I attended in Escondido, California
was ministering to me about how to live a Christian singles life, all the while I was in my sin, not repenting
but hardening my heart, rebelling. When I moved back to Riverside, California the same double
mindedness continued. I began attending singles ministry at a church again. This time, however, I began to
withdraw myself from secular singles groups.
   I then began to--again without being conscious of the draw, the conviction--deal with relationships
differently. I began to be drawn away from sin. I began to stop short. I began to flee sinful situations. I did
not understand why I was doing this, but I was irresistibly withdrawing myself from sinful situations. I
began to flee sinful situations, just as the Bible tells us to do, even though I had not yet accepted the Lord
as my Savior. The Holy Spirit was compelling me even then! Eventually, I began back in my sin one final
time--for about 4 years. Subsequently, finally, I begin leading a celibate life for about 2 years before I met
my wife who was and is a born again Christian. We met through a business client of mine who happens to
be her brother-in-law.
   However, during the first year or two of my marriage, I decided that if I were to die I would stand before
God resolute to die in my sin, for I felt I was not worthy of God’s Grace. So I decided to stand firm and
take my punishment without invoking God’s mercy. I figured if I was going to die in my sin I deserved to
suffer. Partly this is a man thing. Foolish as it was and is.
   I believe, as I was getting closer--especially with the influence of my Christian wife and the church we
were attending--to God’s camp, if you will, the Devil and his demons were working on my mind. They
were convincing me to take this foolish stance--to reject God’s Salvation--full well knowing God IS Grace
and Mercy. And that He would grant me His Salvation if I would but cry out to Him and be Saved. For
such is the plan of Satan against God. To create a sense of unworthiness, a sense of hopelessness, a sense of
taking one’s medicine for one’s willful sin; dying in one’s sin without God. Ready to die in one’s foolish,
prideful, sin; not consciously, fully realizing we are being motioned by our sinful nature God sent Jesus
Christ to atone for. Satan’s deceptive plan is the opposite of God’s Gospel Truth. For we will only die in
our sin if we refuse to accept God’s gift of Salvation, His Son, Jesus the Christ, as Lord and Savior. For He
did not send His Son to condemn the world, but to Save it (?).
   For He desires that none should perish, but that all should be come to repentance unto Salvation (?). He
desires to give us hope, a sense of worth in His sight, and above all, to give us forgiveness of our sin unto
Salvation through the death of His Son--Jesus the Christ. I thank God for His Mercy and Grace in my life.
I thank God for His draw on my life. For the Bible tells us, as I--Jesus the Christ--be lifted up, I will draw
all men unto me (?). For God draws all to Salvation by His Holy Spirit for the safekeeping of His Son,
Jesus the Christ, mankind’s Messiah, Redeemer and Savior (?).
   The Lord knew I had to know in my own way first. After being reborn, the scriptures were more readily
intelligible to me, thereby, especially as I began to commit to the purpose God had for me--to write this
book. I had been led by God’s Holy Spirit to Christ Jesus by the way specific to me, to the way God created
me and to the way He knew would bring me to Him. That which would unwind me from the world’s way
of thinking to recognize my poorness of spirit, to my recognition of my need for God and His Salvation (?).
For we are to renew our minds more completely as we walk with the Lord Jesus (?). The God we serve is a
gracious and understanding God that knows us better than we know ourselves. I then began to have the
same stirrings I had in the late 1960's as I still do today. But, I then and now have a divine purpose to guide
me in the direction of my thinking I did not have before. For God was gracious and patient enough to
“reason” with me even if it meant my foolish flirtation with idolatry. For as much as idolatry is distasteful
to God, He endures it for our sake. Glory be to God!
   I am amazed, daily, at His Mercy and then His Grace--for His Love. I am thankful He forgives daily,
even as a born again believer as I “miss the mark”, and He ever so gently guides me back to Himself in
repentance and forgiveness. Though I do not recommend this long, arduous path to Salvation, you will have
your own--either quicker or slower, but just as certain if your name is written in The Lamb’s Book of Life.
   Finally, the draw of the Holy Spirit has become strong on my life. Not by the goodness in my life. Not
by my willful willingness in my life. And not by a step-by-step conscious plan in my life on my part,
though the Holy Spirit brought me along in His Wisdom as I lived the life He led--even if unbeknownst to
me at times. But in my sin, in my suffering; as I was in the midst of life, again realizing--maybe more
clearly than in my life past though not dissimilarly--my inability to “properly”, effectively, lovingly, live
my life without God. I knew emotionally and intellectually my need for God, my emotions having finally
come alongside my intellect in some respects, thankfully--as I realized only intellectually as a 17 year old. I
finally became “poor in spirit”, realizing my need for God. I had come to the place in my life where I had
to make a choice; and God did not plan for me to make any other choice but for Him. Thanks be to God!
   When that day came, I asked for God to forgive me of my sin, to grant me His Grace as He had granted
me His Mercy. I asked for His Holy Spirit to indwell me that I be made whole and start my walk with Him.
I was born again! Reborn unto a life of Christ that I may live a fuller life, a life of love, a life of service, a
life unlike the worldly life of sin and misery the world offers--while it continually offers all manner of self
indulgence without satisfaction or wholeness. I felt a definite wiggle inside me, a metamorphosis of sorts.
A coming into me and a coming out of me. I was not sure what this was but felt it to be the Holy Spirit
working to extract demons and place Himself in me, my spirit having been enlivened.
   Over the next few weeks I told no one. I began to feel that, maybe, God’s Holy Spirit actually came in
and then jumped out. Somehow I was not ready, sincere, or worthy. By God’s Grace, I decided to come to
Him again. This time I came with a more sincere heart and mind, a peace I knew but could not ascribe to
myself. The first time I felt my request to be rote, uncomfortable, and insincere. This second time, I felt a
peace and calm I did not feel the first time. I believe I was Saved the first time I asked, as I was in my
anguish that day. For God is Faithful. For if we call on His name, He will no wise cast us out (?). But I also
believe Satan and his demons were sowing doubts in my mind as the parable of the sower of the seed tells
us (Matthew 13:3-23). Again, by God’s Grace, I did not succumb. For we are Saved by Grace, lest any man
should boast (?).
   As we are Saved by Grace, by Christ’s death on the Cross of Calvary; that same Grace is at work in the
Holy Spirit as He ministers to all men and especially unto Salvation for those whose names are written in
the Lamb’s Book of Life. Written before the foundation of the world by God’s foreknowledge (?). For, in
this life, Salvation is for whosoever will call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and be Saved--even up to
the time of the End as the angel flies through the air announcing the eternal Gospel to all, and that the time
of the Day of the Lord is at hand (?).
   As my own life depicts, I pray you, the reader, be not deceived by Satan and his demons to believe
falsely about God’s Agape Love and the Salvation He offers, by His Mercy and Grace, to whosoever will.
For lies, doubt, confusion, deceit and death are all the calling card of the Devil. Be not afraid of
surrendering you will to God. For it is in this way that you will come to know His glorious blessings and
His wonderful Faithfulness, for He is Trustworthy and True. For He is our Salvation!
   Therefore, my reasonable service, the sacrifice of my life to God (?) is the impetus, the purpose for the
foregoing exposition and of my research lying behind it, to expose the Babylonian world structure of today
as it manifests itself in its beliefs, methods, goals, and effects on Christianity and Christians
(spiritual battle Scripture-?), and especially on all those who unwittingly or even wittingly fall prey to their
deceit (?). For Jesus Christ tarries that all may come to Salvation, that none should perish.
   I believe the seeming disparate movements in the United States of America and around the world are a
coalescing movement of proponents of the dialectic method (?). The very method of the Devil since his
rebellion against God was conceived within himself (?). This dialectic methodology, with its Biblically
Revealed intellectual-intelligence and affective-conscience mind-set, is the focal-point-means to promote
de-facto unified agendas toward an anti-God, sin driven world culture, and a unified--though seeming
diverse-- pagan-idol-worshipping--religious experience. All as the underpinnings of the coming one-world
socio-cultural-political-spiritual-direct democracy. Worldling Babylonians believe this state-of-the-world
will be easily manipulated, for the world’s betterment, by a charismatic world leader, surrounded by other
such leaders at all levels of society as modern-day Pied Pipers, synthesizing, in a very discordant fashion,
consensus derived and driven democratic majorities in all aspects of life. All manner of media factor in
greatly as the tools de jure of the Antichrist and his minions. To disseminate and perpetrate their agenda
now unfolding upon the world scene in open fashion, more each passing day, as the events prophesied in
Biblical Scripture come to fruition. Praise and worship be to God for He alone is in control of History,
turning all things to good that the Devil means for evil to those who are called according to His plan (?).
   There seems to be a dichotomy in this coalescing movement involving the masculine-oriented humanist
overlay vis-à-vis its feminist-oriented underpinnings. However, belief in dialectics requires some sort of
synthesis which is occurring in the various socio-cultural-political-spiritual-direct democracy solutions
being pursued by joint efforts of groups primarily constituted of men and women, though there are some
sexist groups--mainly women's groups. Their objective is the same: to tear down the existing order while
surreptitiously laying the foundation for their new world order. All the while, God is unfolding His
prophetic purpose on the world scene known to the born again Christian community from His Word, the
Canonized Bible (?).
   Most if not all the social activism in the world today is a result of perceived needs for solutions to
problems the root cause of which is the previous actions and behavior of the very groups and people
espousing solutions, for such is the confusing nature of deceit. Besides, feminists are looking for the
unhindered empowerment of women--the Jezebel effect (quote Scripture from Rev., etc.)--which is now
also a humanist notion by synthesis.
   The deceit in everyday American life that is increasing, and in the world, is becoming controlling as to
agenda, forum, process, conclusions and implementation. As a result, the Christian community needs to
take a Biblical approach in responding to the deceit of the world and its effects on mankind. Our response
needs to reflect the glory and honor due Christ Jesus of His followers. We must reflect Jesus the Christ in
our love for one another and for the poor, the widows, the fatherless, and the foreigners (?). We must do
unto the least of mankind as unto Christ (?).
    God’s Word, Canonized Biblical Scripture, tells us in prophesy, from Genesis to Revelation, about the
apostasy of man and even of His chosen people--the Jewish nation of Israel--and of His Church, and of
mankind as a whole. This is the time, as always, the time of Salvation for all who have not accepted Jesus
the Christ as their Lord and Savior. It is the God-commanded duty of born again Christians to preach God’s
Gospel to the world, that none should perish.
    One of the ways we must do this today is by way of uncovering the deceit of Satan. For God tells us the
deceit of Satan will become so efficacious that if the “Time” were not cut short, even the Elect would be
deceived, and no flesh would survive (?/?). I believe if that “Time” is not now, it is very near. Hence the
title of this book--“When Truth becomes a lie, and lies become truth”--which is the definition of deceit, the
deceit of Satan. For there is but one Truth, and one lie manifesting itself as lies unto truths. And as the
Great Tribulation arrives, the Dragon will have focused his lies on one deceived truth--the Devil will have
focused his deceit on his Antichrist’s image to be worshiped--and on mankind’s choice to live for Christ, or
to die for Satan! All this just 3 1/2 years before Jesus Christ returns to rule and reign for 1000 years during
the Millennial Reign (Mt 24:3-25:46; TB pg. 52, 91, 103-106).
    I feel the Christian churches and the Republican Party politicians have been unwittingly playing into the
hands of this coalescing movement by their errant focus on being of the world, not just in the world. Their
focus of concern in countering this world movement of deceit on mankind should be the movement's value
system--what their fundamental beliefs are-- that is driving its behavior, instead of focusing on their
arguments for their agenda, as the Bible instructs us (Proverbs, ?). Then we are to speak the Truth of God’s
Word, in love, after exposing their arguments for what their perceived deceived intentions belie (?).
    We must focus on their belief system at its roots and its ends as antithetical to Christianity and the
"American" way of life these last few hundred years. We must embrace their causes as worthy, generally,
but with a Christian Scriptural perspective, and action according to Christ. We need to take the "high"
moral ground from them and place it in Christ. Our "ends" will take care of themselves and be more Christ-
like than man-like, or in the case of the ever-present coalescing Babylonian movement, Satan-like.
    For we are told to seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness--Jesus the Christ--and then
all these things--the necessities of our spiritual and earthly sustenance--will be provided to us (?). For as
individual believers, as we are made acquainted with Christ, we begin the process of seeing all the
knowledge we had before to be foolishness, and ourselves taken in our own craftiness as I Cor 3:19 tells us.
So in this way, multiplied many times over in the Great Commission given to His followers to perform,
will Christ’s Kingdom of Heaven be built one believer at a time until the Kingdom of God comes down
from God from Heaven, the New Jerusalem (?).
    We must expose Satan’s lies and then speak the Truth of God’s Word, in love, as God has called us to
do. For God is in control; His Will will prevail until His purpose is accomplished--on earth as it is in
Heaven (?)! Halleluiah to the Lamb of God Who taketh away the sins of the world!
                                                 Introduction

   When Truth becomes a lie, and lies become truth (Rom ?; Eph 4:14; ?). These are the times that try
men’s souls. The summer believer and the sunshine Christian will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of
Christ, but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women for the continued
opportunity to seek, unfettered, Christ‘s offer of Redemption and Salvation--Truth be known, worship and
thanksgiving be to God. Christian Soldiers are but God’s Saints doing God’s Will (Mt 13:3-23). Satan and
Hell are not conquered but by the Blood of the Cross of Jesus Christ; yet we have this consolation with us,
that the harder the battle the more glorious the triumph: what we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly;
‘tis dearness only that gives everything its value (Eph 5:25-26; I Pt 1:18, 2:9; Mal 3:17). Heaven knows
how to put a proper price upon Salvation; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as God-
given Free Will to choose Christ and be “born again”--to triumph over sin, death, and Satan--should not be
highly valued (This is a Biblically inspired paraphrase of Thomas Paine).
   For the battle is not of flesh and bone, but of principalities in spiritual dimensions (Biblical quote!). It is
a battle we fight in the Spirit while in the flesh, as we don the Armor of God as conquerors, or in the flesh
on our own as the vanquished (Eph 6:11-18). Our fleshly existence is but a reflection of the spiritual battle
within and without us, all around us veiled from our sight, but not our spirit should we choose Jesus the
Christ and Truth and become a vessel for God’s Will. To come from without, to within, then to without to
be God’s vessel reflecting His Loving purpose and plan for our lives and mankind. Without being born
again into the Kingdom of Heaven, we falsely believe our natural-man state to be the only arena in which
we abide and die--Satan’s deceit.
   “Slithering through the centuries, the serpent whispers his smooth-tongued promises, beguiling,
deceiving, and tempting--urging men and women to reject God and to follow Satan. Satan’s emissaries
have been many--false prophets contradicting God’s ancient spokesmen, ‘pious’ leaders hurling
blasphemous accusations, and heretical teachers infiltrating churches. And the deception continues. Our
world is filled with cults, ‘isms,’ and ideologies, all claiming to provide the way to God.” (Study Bible, pg
1831)
   “For what is true is simple and gives men little to do; what is false gives plenty of opportunity for
wasting time and strength (?).” And, for the folly of sin that ultimately leads to eternal separation from God
in Hell with Satan. For sin is but deceit of Satan playing out in our lives as we give ourselves over to him.
The simplicity of accepting God’s grace is complicated by sin and Satan’s deception. For God is Faithful.
Whosoever will call on the name of the Lord Jesus will be Saved (?).
   God’s Word, the Canonized Bible, is Absolute Truth. Meaning, God Created all things that are seen from
what is not seen, as well as those things that are not seen. Materiality and Spirituality. God, however, is not
His Creation, but greater and outside of it. He is not of His Creation. And He has manifest Himself within it
by His Holy Spirit; and analogically as it, in part, as Jesus the Christ. For His body was formed by God (?).
For His total Glory can not be contained in His creation. For what He says in His Word Reveals His
Nature; His relationship to His creation--and especially to mankind--His plan of Salvation for man through
His Son, Jesus the Christ, Immanuel; and History. Every Word Was, Is, and Will Be--on earth as it is in
Heaven. For God will accomplish all He has purposed. His Word will not fade away until it has
accomplished its purpose (?). By its very nature, Absolute Truth excludes all other contenders--and there is
only one, Satan’s deceit however variably manifest in the world.
   As a matter of fact, deceit of His Absolute Truth is all that is possible. Probability does not enter into this
God-equation. And to use any mathematical representation, however believed to be absolute truth such as
2+2=(always, in all possible worlds, etc.) 4, is to presuppose we know the Absolute Mind of God, which
we patently do not! For in this deceived, fallen universe, we can not Know the Absolute Truth of God in its
fullness. Only that which proceeds from the mouth of God to us in Revelation in God’s Word. And, deceit
is what this book will focus on as Revealed in God’s Word. When God says let all men be liars, and only
God be True, He is telling us that anything but His Absolute Truth is a lie--not in degree, but in Absolute
terms. For we exist and live within a fallen universe and world which is in God’s Absolute control as to
Will and Divine Purpose. Satan is also subject to God. Be not deceived. He who has ears, let him hear!
   For God inspired His Word to Reveal History as prophetic history in which God is able to demonstrate,
through the limited number of Biblical Scriptures, His prominent stories of people and events Revealing
how He is Able; how He is God and there is no other (?). For each Word, each Scripture, each Chapter,
each Book, each Testament, the entire woven whole Bible Canon, Reveals the Truth of God’s Creation, His
Will, His Son, His Salvation of mankind. God does this, not by yarns or fables with mere symbolism. God
does this with actual people; actual names of people; actual places, mountains, valleys, etc.; actual historic
events as well as actual events and private thoughts of men and women; all the way to the actual, Real
thread of History tying all History to His Will and Purpose He laid out the plans of before the foundation of
the world--His Son, Jesus the Christ, Immanuel!
   For God’s symbolism, types are actual, Real. They are not imagined by the mind of man and penned for
his own glory instead of God’s! As a matter of fact, all God’s Creation, all men’s lives, are reflections of
God’s Truth in His Word; as we live our daily lives. So God can say we have no excuse for not knowing
Him; for not worshiping Him--for His Glory! Mankind lives individually, nationally, globally, God’s Will
at all times. For their is no other however Satan may deem to deceive us. God’s Word, then, is the
macrocosm of the microcosm of God’s Truth in History that we may superimpose over our world and the
entire world, to see Reality; to see God’s Will as opposed to the deceived will of Satan which is also ever-
present before us.
   Even man’s revered logic becomes illogic when carried to its extreme. The same for reason. The same
also for formulas in quantum physics which must be opposed to match the reality of God’s creation. So
men can not escape God’s Truth when in error; and men with God’s Truth must not strive with words or
argue with non-believers as they can apostatize in the process. This dichotomous, four dimensional
universe in which we live was custom made for us to have no excuse because all its fundamentals bring us
back to God or hold us fast to Himself once we have received His Son, Immanuel, Christ Jesus as Lord and
Savior. All within the limits of human free will because God will not force our wills, and Satan can not.
   But, be not deceived. For God is Gracious and Merciful (reverse all so Graceful is always first entire
book!-?) beyond our understanding. But He is also Just to judge all who reject the Holy Spirit’s call of
Salvation. For His Love is balanced by His Justice. It will be no other way. If we were but to see, we would
not desire God or His Will to be any other way; for Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life by
which we may come to God, our Father! I pray you see this amazing ability of God from His Word, the
Canonized Bible, as this book unfolds before you--unto your Salvation to the Glory of God the Father, God
the Son, and God the Holy Spirit--God the Trinity!
   Now, lest you fear God is a wrathful God and He fails of love and understanding, be assured God is
Loving, Gracious, and Merciful--but never without Absolute Justice. You know, God grants His Grace to
whom He will, but His Justice is for those He must--but only after those have freely chosen--within His
creation--to reject His Grace. His Grace can and does supercede His Justice, but upon our free will choice,
His Justice will be done! For you see, God’s Grace, or Salvation, is for whosoever will! His Justice is only
reserved for those whosoever will not! So you see, it is not God’s will that any should perish, but that all
should come to Salvation and have eternal life through Christ Jesus.
    So you say this is all well and good. But what about all the dead and living without the apparent
opportunity to know of this choice and to make it--of their free will? God knows our hearts and so of all
men, past, present, and to come. He is not fooled. Besides, this apparent perception helps motivate
believers to be a part of evangelizing the world for Jesus Christ. Born again believers are not only
Commanded by Jesus Christ to evangelize the world (?), but they also have a heart for the un-Saved
because of God’s Grace and Mercy being granted to them (?). As a matter of fact, the nation of Israel was
God’s first opportunity to develop a people to be saints to the world spreading God’s Gospel Truth. But
God’s plan all along is to enlist all people of faith in the One True God of the Bible--of creation, our
Creator--to be saints to mankind so that none should perish, but that all may come to repentance unto
Salvation.
    The other response is to reject God for unfairness. But this is just an excuse to justify our rejection of
God, in the first instance, stated in the previous paragraph (Rom 1:18-2:10-?; Gen 26:5). For the
responsibility to judge justly is God’s, not ours. Fairness relies on consideration of circumstances, but God
offers Grace and Mercy. If God considered your life’s circumstances, the results of your efforts, or works,
you would die in your sin! For God is a Holy God. The only Way to God’s Presence for eternity is through
His Son, Jesus Christ. For His death on the Cross imputes to all believers the Righteousness of God. For
without this Righteousness, we could not stand in God’s Presence without perishing For we must first be
Righteous to be Holy. For our works of righteousness are but filthy rags to God (?). Thanks be to God He
does not consider fairness, but offers Grace!
    For He accepts you by Grace--offering you what you do not deserve by your efforts. He also offers you
Mercy--not counting your circumstantial efforts to your account. There is no better offer in this world by
which a man may be Saved! Halleluiah to the Lamb of God Who takes away our sins. For while we were
yet sinners, God, Immanuel--God with us--died vicariously for your sins! For Jesus the Christ is the Truth
of the Way to Eternal Life! Just follow Him--literally, and figuratively; or better yet--materially and
Spiritually! Anything less is the Truth about the way to eternal death. For just as leaven is like sin in that a
little leaven leavens the whole loaf, so too, the most infinitely small amount of deceit we can imagine will
deceive the whole Truth. So, if you say: truth is in the eye of the beholder or similar statements, then no
Truth is in you!
    Quibbling over Absolute Truth is only out of fear of judgment and death (?). But Christ’s burden is light
(?). Come to Him and see! God does not allow but what is common to man to befall us; and He does not
allow more than we--as humans and as individuals--can bear and remain in Him as believers. For He
desires to and will finish the good--Godly--work He has started in His believers. Do not fear His Absolute
Truth, for by embracing it, you will find fearing God instead leads to peace--with God, and of God--and joy
in spite of your circumstances, not fear and dismay. God’s Truth, His Word, His Commandments are not to
bring you to judgment, but to bring you to see your need for His Redemption and Salvation, His Life--that
which He desires for you to receive. I pray you see God rightly!
    For if God were not, grace at all would not be known for Satan is narcissism personified (?). And we can
all see his historical dialectics at work in mankind from the beginning of recorded history. For God
provides His general grace to all--the good and the bad, etc. by His Will and purpose (?). We know not why
but we can see the results through Biblical eyes in our own and the lives of others and world history as God
grants general grace, and testings, and His judgment. There are numerous Biblical examples from which to
overlay on our lives to see with--sort of like eyeglasses. Some would say, Son-glasses. And when we do,
we see God’s Word is True. We still do not know the why’s and where-for’s. But we can see! For God’s
character is Faith in that He calls that which is not as though it were. So when God speaks--in and by His
Word--we can see. We can trust and rely on His Faithfulness to us (?).
    I do not believe it is in the nature of God to reason, logically or otherwise. But because we are finite in
every way, we are not Omniscient. If we were, there would be no reason to reason. All would be known
and all would be possible and doable in an instant. Just as God’s Word says. For by God’s Word are all
things made and sustained, for His Will and Purpose (?). By His Word were the worlds formed, etc. (?).
You see?! It may seem un-intellectual, even un-reasonable, to accept this line of belief; but the only other
choice is not to. More exactly, the only other choice is to intellectualize, to reason otherwise. You see?! I
pray you do. God desires for us to accept His reasoning by faith, not to reason our acceptance by sight.
There is a difference. We need our reason, our intellect, to comprehend His reasoning as it appeals to ours;
but we do not need our reason, our intellect, to reason His reasoning to comprehend His reasoning as it
appeals to ours.
   If this seems confusing, it is! It is the work of deceit. God appeals to us in the way we will understand,
period! Nothing further is necessary but acceptance or rejection, by our free will agency. That is why God’s
Word tells believers not to entertain dialectical argumentation (?). Adam and Eve did, Jesus did not, when
Satan tempted them. Adam and Eve sinned, Jesus did not! Jesus, Who Is God, Who is Omniscient, did not;
so who are we to? In other words, God, as Immanuel--Jesus the Christ--merely Revealed Himself as God by
nature as we should expect. Jesus perceived Satan’s intentions, his heart, and then responded with God’s
Word as appropriate. Jesus did not entertain dialectic! For their is no deceit in God! No deceived dialectic!
   However, Jesus Christ, as God’s reconciler of His Creation and man to Himself, has been deceived into
dialectics. In other words, dialectics is Satan’s deceit of Jesus Christ as the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
What a vain, empty, hopeless, cold substitute for the Grace, Mercy, and Love of God made available to us
by Christ’s sacrificial death! I pray you do not settle for Satan’s deceit unto death and Hell! Instead, I pray
you have faith in Jesus Christ that insures the hope in the promises of God’s Love for them that are called
to His purposes according to His Will!
   **complete this paragraph and thought** I am not advocating doing away with dialectics when it is
used for God and for His Glory, as we should all things in our lives. For in His Word, the Canonized Bible,
He conveys in Hebrew and in Greek His “dialectic” from His perspective (II Cor 6:11-7:1; Is 52:15, 53:5-6
Bethany; see Chpt 1 Is 53/52 quotes pg 28ish for additional dialectic Scriptures and Biblical quotes above
them, etc.! Also pg 32 and 33 Bible notes, note #47!). God’s Dialectic is the Antithesis and Synthesis--in
Christ Jesus, by Their Spirit--to Satan’s theses for we live on earth, Satan’s dominion, where Satan
proceedeth to deceive the whole world until his time is up, in God’s perfect timing. But God’s Synthesis is
Absolute Truth and allows for no combining of two opposites into one without contradiction as the deceit
of the law of synthesis presumes.
    Define law of synthesis; show dialectical method goes hand-in-hand w/diversity, tolerance, consensus;
creating illusion there is no choice either Christ or Satan; dialectical view=history w/out Godliness, Satan’s
dominion, keeping people in this nested testing ground in our sin leading to death instead of Life; while
God in Christ is reconciling man and nature to God by Their Spirit for whosoever will not be deceived into
idolatry but receive Salvation.
   But God’s Word is sublimely simple, basic, whereas His Creation in all its majesty--as scientists can
attest to--is not. However, if we knew what God knew, it also would be. But as God’s Word tells us, this
side of eternity we can not know the answers to the questions of our mind in science or otherwise. All our
science will not uncover all the mysteries of God’s Creation. But for those who do not believe, especially,
such scientific inquiry will reveal God as He Reveals His Truth and shows man’s premises as incapable of
discovering Truth without His guiding hand in their work. For the believer, such reveals the Truth
contained in God’s Word (?). For God only requires of us we meditate on His Word day and night, and that
we bury His Word in our heart (?). For if we do, we can, with the help of the Holy Spirit, live a Godly life
in this life until we Live with Him eternally. Glory be to God!
   I am also not advocating doing away with the use of our intellect or science, just that we use our God-
given gifts for God and His Glory; to be a part of His purpose and Will rather than our own--or more
accurately, of Satan’s. For either we praise and worship God, sacrifice our lives for His Will for He is the
Creator; or we spend our lives in the service of Satan--in praise and worship of the creature, creation and
sacrifice our lives for death. For the wages of sin is death (?). But for the believer there is Life!
   By proffering the statement that all in the world--nature, mind, spirit--is deceit except God’s Word, and
God’s Word for and in the lives of believers, is merely to distinguish the Word of God as Absolute Truth
for those among us that are non-believers and for those among us who are carnal Christians--as most, if not
all of us Christians are, in one aspect of our lives or the other, or in or at one time in our lives or another
during our walk with the Lord. It is deceit as God Reveals to us in His Word; because His Creation is not
what He desired it to be before deceit was found in His Creation; and because what history has transpired
reveals deceit is its motivation. However, God’s Will, God’s purpose will be done in the midst of deceit for
He is in control as His prophetic Word Reveals!
   So I pray then, showing you, the reader, providing you manifestations of deceit in the world, with related
Biblical Scripture which Reveals them as such, will bring you to a poorness of spirit, realizing your need
for God. To a Saving knowledge of God and His desire for you to repent from your deceived state--to turn
from your deceived state, and to turn to God’s Absolute Truth--unto the Salvation awaiting you through
Jesus the Christ! This, I believe, is the Will of God, through me--I, but an earthen vessel, having been
poured in, now poured out--in this book, not of myself, lest I boast; lest I fail. For the degree to which I
quench the Holy Spirit through my self, is the degree to which I fail to be a pure conduit for God’s Will in
my own life and for you, the reader. Shalom, Amen.
   However, God does make use of His now deceived, Fallen Creation to bring us to Him! For we can not
advocate this deceived state of man as unreality. For it is reality. It is human history, nested within God’s
greater Reality, His History--which in turn is nested within the infinite nature, the existence, the History of
God Himself. God uses this technique in His Word, the Canonized Bible, and we can use His Word applied
to our lives and age to see it is Truth as He depicts History in His Word. God’s prophetic Word is one of
the proof tests of this. For in the midst of history, God interjects History. Without a hitch! Actually, in the
midst of History-- God’s Will and Purpose in His Word--proceedeth deceived history. I will endeavor to
illustrate the prophetic nature of God’s Word in this book as well, as may be discerned by several of the
chapter titles. For God exemplifies Faith. We must realize God’s Word must be prophetic for nothing could
be without His Word if It did not proceedeth from His mouth first. So, it behooves us to know His
Revealed Word and to superimpose it on our lives and on the history of man to see God’s Word, God’s
History.
   Therefore, as Biblical Scripture unfolds; and as the examples, the illustrations in history unfold; and as
the individual lives depicted in Biblical Scripture unfold, I pray you see the Truth of God unfolding before
your eyes. That His Word is all you need to discern Truth from lies, God from Satan, Salvation from death.
I pray you know the One True God of the Bible unto Salvation.
   As a matter of fact, during the last 500 years or so of man’s history, especially in the last 200 years or so,
as before in history, but in an ever increasing focus, Satan-deceived man-knowledge has turned most of
mankind from the Truth of God and His Word--represented by the Canonized version of Biblical Scripture-
-and instead confused mankind into believing lies instead of the Truth (?--Quotes from Scripture on God
giving man over to reprobate minds when they forsake God’s Truth.). We all must accept the Truth while
God has His hand outstretched before he withdraws it (?). For when sin abounds, His grace also abounds
the more (?). The rising crescendo of the call to Redemption and Salvation (quote from Scripture--the
angels before Christ‘s Second Coming, etc.) is to offer God’s Grace to all whosoever will’ and thus
signifying the nearness of the fullness of the Time of the Gentiles (Rom 11:25 note SC) near the coming of
the end times and the restarting of time in terms of the prophetic clock of the Jewish people (?)--the last 7
years, the last “week” of the 70 “weeks” of Daniel as prophesied (?).
   **restart here to finish or end here!?**[Close out Introduction, and use a few of the ideas below, the rest
use in Chapter 1, 2, etc.]**
   Goethe’s quote on the misuse of the dialectic method to deceive.
   I pray to the Christian God of the Canonized Biblical Scriptures this book--which I believe is for His
Will and His Glory--be an instrument in His design to bring as many to Christ as He has called unto His
purposes and to His Glory. And that each reader commence on a spiritual quest that leads to the Cross of
Salvation--Jesus Christ--and they live a Christ-life to be worthy of the Salvation He offers to all who would
but believe in Him for “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes before the Father but by me.”
(proper quote?)+
   Define the Christian’s role in the last days or the end times--it is the same.
   Next para.--quote from Romans, etc. about lies as truth, etc. Then define Truth--Jesus (I am the way, the
Truth, and the life...) in the beginning before there was, His death and resurrection, His Second Coming
along with the rapture of His Church and Judgment.
   Then define the lie and its purpose and effect--anything antiChrist, as a parallel deceit to any aspect of
Truth/Scripture, to turn all that will from the Truth and Christ and therefore redemption and eternal
Salvation. Ultimately, the lie as it becomes interwoven as a spider’s web, is designed by Satan to capture all
who will be deceived to take the Mark of the Beast and to follow after the AntiChrist and not be Saved.
Let him who has ears, hear!
   (Additional quotes by FF’s may be worthy with Scripture to conjoin the founding of America with
modern day America as to the nature of the affinity of then with now as it pertains to our Great Struggle as
was their concern then for the French Revolution writ large in the world and America on my pages around
280.)--maybe Chapter V instead?
   (Scriptures on fearing not) Even so, fear not; come quickly Lord Jesus (end of Rev?), for God is still on
His Throne and His Will be done--on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.
   (Scriptures from Gen/1st John then on creation--Rom 1:19-32, also how God is reflected in His creation,
it‘s written in the stars, on our hearts and minds, etc., how Christ is a revelation/Bible is a revelation of
God‘s Truth, etc., God is Spirit:?) God created the universe, the earth, and man to reflect the who, what,
when, where, and why of Himself--God the Trinity. (Scriptures to precede:) Only the fool says in his own
heart there is no God and chooses to worship the creation--that which is material--and not the Creator--who
is spirit, non-material.
   (Scripture about God creating from nothing, etc.) The string theory in physics is telling us matter arises
from non-matter. (Scripture were Christ holds universe together until He lets go, how God ordered all
things, etc.) Non-matter being the four known forces in the universe--gravity, electro-magnetic, strong and
weak nuclear--matter being all that is seen for non-matter is not seen though we “know“ it exists or matter
would not--at the very least its existence would not be orderly as we now know order in this universe.
   Therefore, God may be in some way reflected in the behavior and makeup of the four known forces of
the universe. (Scripture on God’s greatness, control of universe/ for His purposes, etc.) But, He must be
greater than the known forces of this universe, at the same time, to have created them and use and control
them (Job quotes; TB pgs. 54-55). (Scriptures like Moses and the Nile, calming the sea, stopping the sun
when Christ died, walking on water, healing the sick, prophesies, etc.)
   Throughout the Bible and man history He uses and controls the universe and its cycles for His purposes
as He created them to function regularly, and as He created them for Him to use as He pleases, outside their
regular functionality, yet not disruptive of them in that they continue to function as He has purposed when
He created them (quantum physics discussion). (Scripture ?) He is also not of the universe that is seen
though it--the universe--emanates from the forces of the universe He is reflected from.
   We also know God is greater than His creation because He says so and because we know, again from the
string theory, that our experience-able universe is in only four dimensions whereas the potential of the
universe in which we exist is 10, maybe more dimensions which if we or in Truth when we experience
these additional dimensions, eliminates the dichotomous existence we contend with in this four
dimensional earth separated from God’s presence, and in which probably the known laws of physics--?--no
longer dictate an existence of devolution, or the fallen world of man of which Biblical Scripture speaks.
(Scriptures on God’s nature/man’s state in Salvation, heaven vs. existence in universe/earth and how string
theory theorizes similarly about qualities of existence in a 10 dimensional world--unity, perfection, non-
dichotomous, etc. like heaven/God/God’s presence, etc.)
   The theory of evolution is clearly at odds with the known laws of the universe, the string theory of
physics, the “cycle theory”, archeological evidence, biological evidence, not to mention Biblical Scripture--
God’s Word to man (limited detail to explain each in part).
   If such evidence were not enough, just the very fact the Babylonian world structure in its many facets all
direct themselves to the very concern the universe, the earth, and man are all perishing if we, man, do not
assume responsibility to turn this state of affairs around--for our very survival is dependent on this
turnabout. (Limited evidence on each only)
   If Babylon were correct and worthy of believing, why does this bespeak of impending doom? Why are
its beliefs, ideas, and stated goals--not, by the way, its hidden, actual goals which are discernable
spiritually--in contrast to God’s Word given to us in Biblical Scripture? Why does it--Satan--contradict and
contend with God’s Truth in every aspect and detail possible. (Examples of such/Scripture telling of nature
of Satan--contends with God, father of all lies, author of confusion, hater of all that is good, etc.) Some
things God does not allow Satan to trifle with nor can or could he unless God allows for Satan is a created
being of God. Why does Babylon fit the description God gave us in His Word? (Scriptures describing
Babylon/deceit/antichrist/false prophets, etc.)
   (Scripture of same) God does not want that any should perish but that all would come to the Saving
knowledge of Christ and live in eternity in His presence. (Scriptures on same) He does not want you to be
deceived. His Truth is in His creation in every detail. (Scriptures of God’s astronomy, against Satan’s
astrology) It is also reflective in the stars--Godly astronomy, not Satanic astrology.
   (Scripture on same) Further, God is God of grace. (Scripture on God’s love for creation/man) Therefore,
His Creation is one which reflects His love for it and man. (Gen on cycles of sun/moon/planets, examples
of God’s never ending grace/His promises of redemption/Salvation, etc.) As such, His creation is made of
“cycles”. Cycles in the sense He wants us to be continually reminded of the three “S’s”--sin, suffering,
Salvation.
   When He created the universe and the earth He created matter-affected cycles controlled and reflected by
non-material forces. (Scripture of God’s promise about same--Gen 8:22) God assures us as long as these
cycles exist, His grace is available to us. For the basic cycle of night and day assures us that daily His grace
is renewable. (Scripture of God’s availability/Christ’s for Salvation--for whosoever will, I am at the door
and knock, etc.) It is renewable in any segment of a day we choose to confess our sins, ask His forgiveness
and maintain relationship with Him.
   If these universe and earth cycles did not exist we would never realize our need for Him as He created
us. God would not do that to us for His Love is greater than all sin and His creation and Satan. (Scriptures
about Satan roaring like a lion seeking who he may devour, Satan is lord of earth, etc.) However, Satan,
who fell before man for the same reasons, spends his time deceiving man into believing God’s created
cycles can be circumvented or worse he can offer an alternative reality by manipulating these cycles which
is devoid of God‘s Truth which he convinces us is better--the Babylonian world structure. As a matter of
fact, cycles in this fallen creation and the earth are regressive from God’s presence as Jeremiah 7:24 tells
us: “‘But my people would not listen to me. They kept on doing whatever they wanted, following the
stubborn desire of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward. From the day your ancestors
left Egypt until now, I have continued to send my prophets--day in and day out. But my people have not
listened to me or even tried to hear. They have been stubborn and sinful--even worse than their ancestors.”
(Scripture on same, and on judgment for others) Even so, God turns all things to good to those who love
Him and follow His commands.
   (Scriptures on effect of deceived persons, Rom 1:21-32--God may give them over to reprobate minds/the
evils of pride and lust of flesh, etc.) Satan is correct but his “alternative reality devoid of God’s Truth” is
the Lake of Fire which is decidedly not better in any sense of the word except as “understood” by the
deceived--those for whom when the Truth becomes a lie, and lies become truth--who have been blinded
and think with reprobate minds and who are separated from God and His presence as Adam and Eve were
after they sinned against God. (Scripture on just judgment for all have reason to know Truth--on
hearts/minds/in creation/Holy Spirit) For sin is disobedience to God’s explicit, clear, unambiguous
revealed Truth.
   (Scriptures on suffering/shedding of blood--Christ’s) Salvation does not come without suffering.
Babylon has many facets in which it deceives man into believing suffering--pain, guilt, evil, consequences,
character--doing what you do not want to do, etc. can be removed, deadened, explained as something else
or explained away, only exist in our mind corrupted by Biblical Truth, etc. (Brief examples of each)
(Scripture on repentance resulting from suffering, Christ suffered on Cross--ultimate suffering, rod of
correction of God, etc.) By breaking the synaptic connection between sin which is our nature--the natural
state of man--and Salvation--which is the spiritual state of man--leads to separation from God and death,
not the life of Christ.
   I believe man has 7 senses, the usual 5--sight, smell, touch, hearing, tasting--and another two spoken of
in the Bible in connection with the spiritual battle for man’s soul--heart and mind. (Scripture on all
revelation is of God, etc.) The mind of man receives all revelation from God and we choose to use His
knowledge for His purposes or for Satan’s. (Scripture on same) The heart of man is pierced by the Word of
God to separating the spirit from the soul of man enlivening man’s relationship with God, his redeemer and
Savior. (Scripture on rebirth by Jesus, O. T. also, about instant Salvation, Christ’s righteousness, justified,
on how nothing satisfies but Truth/Christ/God and His blessings/promises/life, etc.)
   This process of rebirth spoken of by Christ Himself and Biblical Scripture throughout the Old and New
Testaments, instantly grants Salvation, imbues us with Christ’s righteousness, justifies us and gives us a
new heart--a heart for God, to love Him, our fellow man, and receive His agape love that satisfies; for
nothing else satisfies the soul of man. Also provides our sanctification and our glorification. (Scriptures on
same) For God judges the heart of man, not our actions per-se, for only He knows the heart. We must go
through a renewing of our minds also. (Scriptures on same) (Scriptures on same) Salvation is spiritual, not
material.
   (Scriptures on Salvation by grace lest any man should boast, God’s view of liars, deceivers, twisters of
Scriptural Truth, those turning children from Him, transgressors will not enter heaven, man’s knowledge is
foolishness vs. God’s wisdom, etc.) You can in no way attain Salvation or avoid judgment by material
means--works, manipulation of cycles, “evolution”, powerful use of matter for God is greater than His
creation and the forces within it, science, deceit for deceit leads to self deceit which leads to separation
from God and death for no one who sins willfully--transgresses--can attain Salvation or nowise come into
the presence of God which is God’s reason for Creation. (Scripture on same) And His purposes will be
fulfilled.
   (Scriptures ?) God’s cycles-whether forces effecting matter in the universe, or individual or social--they
are designed to reflect God, through the unfolding revelation of Jesus Christ in man history in His Word,
are His Will for us that we will know Him, love Him, obey Him, seek Him--His presence and be Saved and
live with Him eternally.
   (Scripture on God’s control of human history, all happenings in universe, nothing happens He does not
know of/allow, etc., how Satan must ask His permission e.g. Job, need spiritual discernment/be in the spirit,
etc.)
   This book focuses on the social, historical Truth of man history in God’s Word and minimally on natural
and individual aspects of Truth in so far as they aid in explaining the larger social picture as man history
has and will be reflective of Truth in God’s Word. (Scripture on spiritual nature of battle vs. material world
we see, Satan wants your soul, etc.)+
   +Man’s history is but a material reflection of God’s Truth--Biblical History--which is an unseen spiritual
battle for men’s souls. (Prelude to 14 divisions/world conforms to it--Biblical view, God’s purposes will be
fulfilled, how God knows the number of each of our years, if we knew the end from the beginning we
would know the time involved, etc.) I will endeavor to show how God’s Word bespeaks of man’s history
from creation to re-creation, the last creation in eternity, not time bounded-ness as is now the case.
   (Scriptures on not being deceived, etc.) Biblical history is man’s history, but man’s history--its acting out
and its interpretation--is deceived. Christ and God’s Word brings Truth and Salvation to man that he may
know God and live eternally in His presence. (Scriptures on same) Satan’s deceived history leads to
separation from God--eternally in the Lake of Fire.
   (Scriptures on Babylonian structure, Antichrist is false messiah/false resurrection, Beast and his signs
and wonders, Mark of the Beast in Scripture, etc.; Hos 2 esp. vss.2 note SC,16-29; Is 53 esp. vs. 3, 54:4-10;
Rev 19:1-10; Zech 12:10-14; Jn 19:28-37; Judg 8:24-9; Is 53:2 esp. the words tender and form in the
Hebrew; TB pgs. 18-23, 48-50, 97-99, 110-112; 2 Kgs 5:18; Ps 85:10-11; Ex 34:10-17; Judg 8-9; TB pgs
253-279, 224=all pagan religions are same, Chaldean/Babylonian) Satan is in the process, with the
Babylonian world structure comprised of his minions--the witting and the unwitting--of deceiving mankind
into embracing the unholy trinity--the Antichrist, the Beast, and the Dragon--by way of the Mark of the
Beast, the marking of Satan‘s followers who worship him and deny God--after they have been prepared to
accept the Antichrist by way of the revisioning of man’s history, the quenching of the Truth in many men’s
hearts and the Creative Semantics of the media--in all of its manifestations, etc. (Scripture on quenching,
brief quotes on creative semantics, revisioning, use of all media)
   (God’s view/Scriptures on idols & their effect--we become like our idols, etc.) One who worships idols--
manifestations of God’s Creation--worship wittingly or unwittingly Satan and his demons. (Scripture on
same) When they take the Mark of the Beast, they, unlike times past when God’s Grace abounded, no
further choice will be available--this will be their final choice unto death or Salvation. (Scripture on the
Mark of the Beast; I Cor 15:50-52 and vs. 52 note SC; I Thess 4:13-18 and vs. 17 note SC; Is 57:1; Gen 6:9
note SC) For the Marked of God will already have been taken up to meet Christ in the air, their new eternal
bodies awaiting them, to be taken to heaven, to return for one thousand years to rule and reign with Christ
in His Millennial Reign on earth. He who has ears, let him hear.
   This book is a call to Christian and non-Christian alike to search your souls and renew your
commitments to Christ and His teachings and continue anew your searches for Truth that you may Choose
Christ as the Truth you seek, not that of this earth which is the kingdom over which Satan rules until the
Second Coming of Christ--which may be nearer than we think. For our Blessed Hope is near while we
await the call to come up hither when we will meet Jesus Christ in the air (Scriptural quote).




                                  Chapter I: The Time of the Gentiles:

The Last Days; the time of Christ’s Church and God’s Holy Spirit, and of deceit and antichrists--the
 Church of Born Again believers is the Body and the Bride of Christ Jesus--all in preparation and
      anticipation of the Rapture and Second Coming of Jesus the Christ. 1 (21-133=112pgs)
   If Jesus of Nazareth, Who is called Immanuel, is not God the Trinity--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos--
then there is no absolute Truth unto Salvation for eternity in God’s presence; and no liberty in Christ on
earth while He tarries until His second coming. Instead there are only lies of Satan’s unholy trinitarian
religio-political-economic Babylonian system of tyranny under law. And bondage to self, Satan, sin, and
death on earth. And eternity in Gehenna, separated from God’s presence 1.
   And, if Jesus of Nazareth is not thus the Son of God Who took away the sin of the world, the whole
Christian system is vain, vacuous, and baseless--tohu bohu. But His conception, life, death, resurrection,
and ascension demonstrate Him to be the only eternally begotten--monogenes--Son of God 2. So choose
you this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. What sayest you?
   {Contrariwise,} “It can be proved that the idolatry of the whole earth is one, that the sacred language of
all nations is radically Chaldean--that the GREAT GODS of every country and clime are called by
Babylonian names--and that all the Paganisms of the human race are only a wicked and deliberate, but yet
most instructive corruption of the primeval gospel first preached in Eden, and through Noah, afterwards
conveyed to all mankind. The system, first concocted in Babylon, and thence conveyed to the ends of the
earth, has been modified and diluted in different ages and countries” 3.
   “The idolatrous system of the ancient Babylon assumed different phases in different periods of its history
{thus discontinuous in its reign in history and History}. In the prophetic description of the modern
Babylon, there is evidently also a development of different powers at different times. Do these two
developments bear any typical relation to each other? Yes, they do. When we bring the religious history of
the ancient Babylonian Paganism to bear on the prophetic symbols that shadow forth the organized working
of idolatry in Rome, it will be found that it casts as much light on this view of the subject as on that which
has hitherto engaged our attention. The powers of iniquity at work in the modern Babylon are specifically
described in chapters xii. and xiii. of the Revelation; and they are as follows:--I. The Great Red Dragon; II.
The Beast that comes up out of the sea; III. The Beast that ascendeth out of the earth; and IV. The Image of
the Beast. In all these respects it will be found, on inquiry, that, in regard to succession and order of
development, the Paganism of the Old Testament Babylon was the exact type of the Paganism of the New
{the antitype 4}”
   “This formidable enemy of the truth is particularly described in Rev. xii. 3: ‘And there appeared another
wonder in heaven, a great dragon.’ It is admitted on all hands that this is the first grand enemy that in
Gospel times assaulted the Christian Church. If the terms in which it is described, and the deeds attributed
to it, are considered, it will be found that there is a great analogy between it and the first enemy of all, that
appeared against the ancient Church of God soon after the Flood. The term dragon, according to the
associations currently connected with it, is somewhat apt to mislead the reader by recalling to his mind the
fabulous dragons of the Dark Ages equipped with wings. At the time this Divine description was given, the
term dragon had no such meaning among either profane or sacred writers. ‘The dragon of the Greeks,’ says
Pausanias, ‘was only a large snake;’ and the context shows that this is the very case here; for what in the
third verse is called a ‘dragon,’ in the fourteenth is simply described as a ‘serpent.’ Then the word rendered
‘Red’ properly means ‘Fiery’; so that the ‘Red Dragon’ signifies the ‘Fiery Serpent’ or ‘Serpent of Fire.’
Exactly so does it appear to have been in the first form of idolatry, that, under the patronage of Nimrod,
appeared in the ancient world. ‘The Serpent of Fire’ in the plains of Shinar seems to have been the grand
object of worship {Shinar means land of the Regenerator, the false Christ 5}. There is the strongest
evidence that apostasy among the sons of Noah began in fire-worship, and that in connection with the
symbol of the serpent.
   We have seen already, on different occasions, that fire was worshipped as the enlightener and the
purifier. Now, it was thus at the very beginning; for Nimrod is singled out by the voice of antiquity as
commencing this fire-worship 6. The identity of Nimrod as Ninus has already been proved; and under the
name of Ninus, also, he is represented as originating the same practice. In a fragment of Apollodorus it is
said that ‘Ninus taught the Assyrians to worship fire.’ The sun, as the great source of light and heat, was
worshipped under the name of Baal. ” 7.
   Nevertheless, we can praise God! For our True Messiah, man’s Redeemer and Savior--God’s Mediator,
Reconciler, and God’s Historical Synthesis, but without the false law of synthesis--from sin and separation
from God; is Jesus the Christ--Immanuel, God with us--the Son (The Material Manifestation) of God.
God’s One and Only Anointed One--by and of the Holy Spirit--is the I AM, the Alpha and the Omega,
Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos, Lord God--The Holy Trinity! And so God’s word, canonized biblical
Scripture, reveals from Genesis to Revelation 8.
   And so God’s word indeed reveals to man:
   “This is what the LORD {Jehovah--the Self-Existent One--Who reveals Himself through His Son, His
Material Manifestation of Himself 9}, Israel’s King {as Christ is the King of kings, the Lord of lords; and
Lord over all 10} and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty {of the hosts of Heaven and earth, and of angels and
men; the Angel of the Lord}, says: I am the First and the Last {the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning
and the End; as a study of the Hebrew for first and last, rishon and acharyon, bespeak of Christ and His
first and second advents as well; as in all things He is the First and the Last, the Only God--Elohim; for 11};
there is no other God {Elohim, Triune Godhead}. Who else can tell you what is going to happen in the days
ahead {calling forth the events, out of History, which determine the course of events in human history,
commanding that they happen; and setting them in His order so all events occur in the order best fitted to
subserve God’s plan; leaving no efficaciousness for luck, chance or chaotic confusion except in the lives of
those who refuse to believe and obey God 12}? Let them {other so-called gods} tell you if they can and thus
prove their power. Let them do as I have done since ancient times {and from eternity}. Do not tremble; do
not be afraid. Have I not proclaimed from ages past what my purposes are for you? You {Israel} are my
witnesses--is there any other God {Eloahh, meaning singular natured and essenced god, El; the name of the
supreme pagan god; as is the god of Islam, Allah, who claims no son 13}? No! There is no other Rock
{Tsur}--not one {but Jesus the Christ Who is God, Who is also the Rock or Stone of our faith as opposed to
all false gods and Christs in Satan’s unholy trinitarian religion as Deut 32, in the Hebrew, clearly
delineates; for there is the One and Only Trinitarian Nature God--Elohim--and one false el who is Satan,
the Dragon of old--mystery Babylon--and his avatar-rocks of iniquity--false Christs; and the Antichrist who
is to come in his own name 14}!’
   How foolish are those who manufacture idols {false phantoms} to be their gods {that need to be
carried}. These highly valued {material} objects are really worthless {un-Spiritual, unprofitable, yaal, and
will not ascend as Christ}. They themselves are witnesses that this is so, for their idols neither see nor
know. No wonder those who worship them are put to shame. Who but a {vain, tohu} fool would make his
own god {el}--an idol that cannot help him one bit! All who worship idols will stand before the LORD in
shame, along with all these craftsmen--mere humans--who claim they can make a god {merely to serve a
vain god of their own making instead of the One True God of creation and beyond; Who alone is Elohim--
God the Trinity, the Trinity of God--and Who alone in Triune in nature and essence; as Jesus Christ in His
word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the
same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification
that God the Father would be known through Christ Jesus; so the Word et. al. speaks in the first, second and
third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have
excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you
have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 15}.
Together they will stand in terror and shame {unitedly; so when modern so-called sages tell us we must be
united in our diversity, tolerance, and consensus against God, be not deceived; for God will not be
mocked}.” 1
   “But now, O Israel, the LORD who created you {not only as in the beginning, but I have specially
created you as a peculiar people unto Myself 16} says: ‘Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you {I have
ransomed you by a Price paid in lieu of your worldly and eternal captivity, all who believe and obey
Jehovah by faith 17}. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great
trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk
through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you {as God delivers
Israel literally many times, and will Spiritually once; as He has all mankind, individually and collectively}.
For I am the LORD, your God {Elohim}, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt, Ethiopia, and
Seba as a ransom for your freedom. Others died that you might live. I traded their lives for yours because
you are precious to me {a foretaste of Christ’s atoning death on the Cross of Calvary for all Jews, and
Gentiles--all mankind; once for all; as Christ became a curse, doomed to death, that all men might be
redeemed}. You are honored, and I love you {as from everlasting 18}.
   ‘Do not be afraid, for I am {I AM} with you. I will gather you and your children {thy seed} from east
and west and from north and south. I will bring my sons and daughters back to Israel from the distant
corners of the earth {for when the feminine is joined to the masculine expresses the complete totality of
anything; as Christ’s true born again believers are His Bride, He our Groom; Israel became a nation on May
14, 1948 19}. All who claim me as their God will come {I will bring all who worship the true God, and are
obedient to His laws; Christ’s Church of born again believers, throughout all the ages of History, will all
come to New Jerusalem in that Day}, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them {for
nothing was created that was not created by Jesus Christ; out of nothing; having then formed and adapted
them to be best suited to the accomplishment of My counsels, God the Trinity, and designs 20}.’
   Bring out the people who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf {to the true God; be they
Gentiles or Jews; as Jesus came to heal men Spiritually, He also did physically; making them whole,
complete, in Him 21}. Gather the nations together! Which of their idols has ever foretold such things? Can
any of them predict something even a single day in advance? Where are the witnesses of such predictions?
Who can verify that they spoke the truth?
   ‘But you are my witnesses, O Israel!’ says the LORD {Jehovah}. ‘And you are my servant 22. You have
been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God {the I AM}. There is no other
God {El}; there never has been and never will be {for before the day was--before the first day of time,

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before the creation of the bodies of light--and consequently, from eternity, I AM that I AM, God--El; and
no fictitious idol god was, has, or ever will be created or formed who is by Nature and Essence, Elohim 23}.
I am the LORD {Jehovah, the I AM}, and there is no other Savior {but Christ Jesus, our Messiah; Who is
Immanuel--God with us; in Whom the fullness of the Godhead, Elohim, dwells 24}. First I predicted your
deliverance {from Babylon; their destruction was your ransom}; I declared what I would do, and then I did
it--I saved you {in the End, from sin and Hell as well 25}. No foreign god has ever done this before. You are
witnesses that I am the only God {El},’ says the LORD. ‘From eternity to eternity {from before the time of
the first existence of day, or solar time, to after the time of the last existence of day 26} I am God {the I
AM}. No one can oppose what I do. No one can reverse {or undo} my actions’” 2
   “‘Can your idols make such claims as these? Let them come and show what they can do {prove their
omniscience and omnipotence; not after the fact, with vague references to their supposed prophetic
utterances; produce your cause and bring forth the strongest reasons you have to prove that your idols are
gods, worthy of adoration}!’ says the LORD, the King of Israel. ‘Let them try to tell us what happened long
ago or what the future holds {for God turns the wise men backward; so all they can do is revision history to
make it match their so-called prophesies of things as they are and as they are to come; things they have
fashioned in the minds of men after the fact; but with the uncanny deceptive help of Satan in the world; and
all within the providence of God’s permissive will that none should perish, but that all might be Saved, for
no other religion, belief system, or science of men that can tell of Who or what existed before there was
matter, what was before or outside this known material universe 27}. Yes, that’s it! If you are gods, tell what
will occur in the days ahead. Or perform a mighty miracle that will fill us with amazement and fear {for
only the False Prophet, in the presence of the Antichrist and on behalf of the Dragon, will have such power
granted by God during the Great Tribulation, to test men before Christ’s second coming; for God’s word,
canonized biblical Scripture, reveals Satan’s unholy trinitarian religio-political-economic system of
Babylonian rule used to deceive the nations that none has excuse; but God in His loving mercy and grace
will allow each person to choose of their free will whom they will serve before He judges men through His
Son, Christ Jesus, by Their Spirit at work in the world that none should perish but that all might come to
Salvation}. Do something, whether good or bad! But no! You are less than nothing and can do nothing at
all {idols are vain and empty, mere nothing; for their myths reveal they are but spawned from matter,
deified creatures, in the imaginations of men--mere created or procreated beings--without God’s Glory; for
none is like His Christ, no not one 28}. Anyone who chooses you becomes filthy {an abomination--choosing
the abstract for concrete: not merely abominable, but the essence of whatever is so to God 29}, just like you
{just as Satan and his image in God’s temple is an abomination of desolation 30}!” 3
   “And why have I called you {Cyrus, who will be the future king of Persia about 200 years hence; long
before you were born} for this work {to allow the return of the remnant to Jerusalem to rebuild God’s
temple; I, having paid nothing to Babylon to take Judah captive because they desired her themselves, I will
pay no ransom to redeem them from you; just like when the Antichrist--the antitype of the type, Cyrus--will
make a false peace possible during which Israel will rebuild her temple to God and ready themselves to
restart sacrifices to Jehovah 31}? It is for the sake of Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. I called you
by name when you did not know me {which is true of us all 32}. I am {that I AM} the LORD {Jehovah};
there is no other God {Elohim; formed from eternity or in time; as only Jehovah Elohim can form anything
for His good pleasure; for only He has Life in Himself; all false idol gods are tohu bohu, and there is no
Life in them; and there are no iterations of God scattered, as false idol gods claim to be in their despising of
the One True Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos}. I have prepared you, even though you do not know me, so all
the world from east to west will know there is no other God {El}. I am {that I AM} the LORD, and there is
no other {else; either iteration or reduplication of God, as paganism with its many gods of many and
seeming diverse facets of the One True God; no other Self-existent, Self-sufficient, infinite, and eternal
God the Trinity; the only One God--Triune in nature and essence}. I am the one who creates the light {both

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physical and Spiritual; forming, yatzat, giving form to previously existing matter I created from nothing,
bara--appearing from the non-visible electromagnetic light waves--as taught by the String Theory in
physics though the scientists will not give the glory to God, nor glorify they Him 33} and makes the
darkness {only physical darkness or evil; creating from nothing, bara, the chaotic dark material--matter; for
Satan only creates spiritual, moral darkness in his iniquity together with man--where God does not dwell,
but where God’s Holy Spirit works; though God does create the providential darkness; and as in the
revolution of every day each takes its turn; the Self-Same Cause of both is He that is the First Cause of all;
He Who formed the natural light still forms the providential light; He Who at first made peace among the
jarring principles of nature makes peace in the affairs of men; and He Who allowed the natural darkness,
which was a mere privation, creates the providential darkness 34}. I am the one who sends good times
{peace} and bad {evil} times {not Janus, the false god of paganism deceived from symbolism God uses in
His word; as the Tabernacle and Temple represent Jesus, so the man and lion faced cherubs represent Jesus
the Man as well as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah as the palms also represents Jesus--versus paganism’s
Janus et. al.; for all things are turned to good for them who love God and are called according to His
purpose; for only God is Good; and His judgment is just, not moral evil; for moral evil, this is the realm of
rebellious sin in man and the Devil, Lucifer 35}. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things {for Cyrus
held the Persian Magian, Oriental belief in two supreme, coeternal, and independent causes always acting
in dichotomous opposition one to the other; one the author of all good, the other of all evil; the good being
they called light and the evil being, darkness; that when light had the ascendant, then good and happiness
prevailed among men, and when darkness had the superiority, then evil and misery abounded; so God was
dispelling this false belief as He dispels all false beliefs throughout God’s word--canonized biblical
Scripture--and History, so we can know the True God--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos--and His Son, Christ
Jesus, Immanuel; declaring that those powers that the Persians held to be the original authors of good and
evil to mankind, representing them by light and darkness, are no other than the instruments which God
employs in His government of the world--allowing both good and evil by His providence and permissive
will; so Jehovah Elohim here asserts His absolute sovereignty over both; for God is both Creator and
Reconciler of all things; does not this Persian Magian Oriental belief system sound like so-called Wicca,
witchcraft, which is replete in the world, and in the media, movies, and in children’s video games, around
the world, etc.}. Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness {Who is Christ Jesus}. Let the earth
open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together {by the fertilizing rain, the dews of the
Holy Spirit, whereby righteousness shall spring up; for the hearts of men on the earth open for receiving the
Truth by the Holy Spirit; and a prophetic reference to our coming Messiah Who came down from Heaven
to earth; for Jesus Christ is our Righteousness and our Salvation; as we are justified righteous before God,
in Christ, by faith, by the Holy Spirit 36}. I, the LORD, created them.
   ‘Destruction is certain for those who argue with their Creator {who strive with God and dialectically
believe a lie; or as the Jews, their objections about to be raised against God’s sovereign act in adopting the
whole Gentile world as His Spiritual Israel, the Church of born again believers--to the Jews first; as if it
were an infringement of their nation’s privileges 37}. Does a clay pot ever argue with its maker? Does the
clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you are doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How
clumsy can you be! How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father and mother, ‘Why was I
born? Why did you make me this way {for if it be wrong for a child, born in less than favorable
circumstances, to upbraid his parents with having given him birth, a fortiori, it is, to upbraid God for His
dealings with us; so too, in this way, did God foreknow men would ask of Him His Life for bringing them
into this Fallen world not of their own making; and so provided Himself as Sacrifice for sin--vicariously in
God the Son, Jesus the Christ, fully God and fully Man (The Son of Man)--because it is His loving gracious
and merciful nature to do so; not because of sin 38}?’
   This is what the LORD, the Creator and Holy One of Israel, says: ‘Do you question what I do? Do you
give me orders about the work of my hands {instead of striving with Me in regard to My purposes; your
wisdom is in prayer to ask, and even command Me, in so far as it is My will and for My glory, and for your
real good 39}? I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it {as Jehovah Elohim is He
that formeth, yatzat, all things; giving form to previously existing matter having created matter from
nothing, bara, the things and events which are to come by His providential will; I, the Lord of history--My
History}. With my hands I stretched out the heavens {as the String Theory in quantum physics tells us;
though without attributing this phenomena to God or His glory}. All the millions of stars are at my
command. I will raise up Cyrus to fulfill my righteous purpose, and I will guide all his actions . He will
restore my city and free my captive people--and not for a reward {for he desires to do this of his own free
will, not demanding ransom--the first Gentile type of Christ--as his steps are ordered of God, as Christ has
done on Calvary’s Cross, to fulfill God’s word and will; as Christ redeems the captives of Satan without
money and without price, freely to fulfill God’s righteous purpose; as Christ is our Ransom 40}! I, the
LORD Almighty, have spoken!’
    This is what the LORD says: ‘The Egyptians, Ethiopians, and Sabaeans will be subject to you {the
language but cursorily alludes to Egypt, Ethiopia, and Seba being given to Cyrus as a ransom in lieu of
Israel whom he restored, but mainly and fully describes the gathering in of the Gentiles to Israel; and
especially of Israel’s future restoration; as these nations given as ransom to Cyrus are representative of the
world in general, of Ham’s descendants that began the Babylonian religion of Satan after the Flood, and of
the Islamic Arab descendants of Ishmael and Essau; all representing those who will be defeated by Christ’s
coming; as all those unrepentantly against God 41}. They will come to you with all their merchandise, and it
will all be yours {as all is Christ’s; the nations that lay to the south of Israel and on the Ethiopian side of the
Red Sea would be overcome by the power of God’s Truth and thereby compelled to acknowledge Jehovah
of Israel as the only true God; turning from idolatry, they would perceive that only through the special
revelation of the Scriptures, by His Spirit, can God truly be known; even Christianity was, for a time,
extended to the Sabean regions of South Arabia; History, history, in the End will vindicate God’s Truth
entrusted to Israel after all other religions and philosophies have fallen into discredit; for through both the
OT and NT, God discloses that He had a wise purpose in creating the earth as a place for man to dwell on
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   }. They will follow you as prisoners in chains. They will fall to their knees in front of you and say, ‘God is
with you, and his is the only God {as too the Jews will say of Christ’s Church in the Great Tribulation; as
on the one hand, the saints shall judge the world and rule the nations with a rod of iron with Christ; while
the chains in the case of the obedient, shall be the easy yoke of Messiah; as the sword of the Spirit also is
Saving to the believer, condemnatory to the unbeliever; on earth as it is in Heaven, the will of God will be
done 43}.’
    Truly, O God of Israel, our Savior, you work in strange and mysterious ways {hidden in human likeness
in the person of Jesus Christ; God also working by the workings of His creation--all by Your Spirit; but
faith still discerns, even under the veil, the covenant-keeping God Of Israel, our Savior; by His Spirit, by
the two great lights, that of nature and that of Revelation; as the Salvation of the Church is carried on in a
mysterious Way, by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts working on men’s spirits; by weak and unlikely
instruments, small and seeming so-called accidental occurrences of God’s Divine providence 44}. All who
make idols will be humiliated and disgraced. But the LORD will save the people of Israel with eternal
salvation {as faith in the One True God Saves all souls, whosoever will, unto eternity with God; a
restoration to everlasting bliss}. They will never again be humiliated and disgraced throughout everlasting
ages {as will idolaters; those who are deceived into worshiping the creature, the creation--in fact Satan--
instead of the Creator; for those who are confounded as penitents for their own sin, shall not be confounded
as believers in God’s promise and power 45}. For the LORD is God, and he created the heavens and earth
and put everything in place {for when He had made it He established it; founded it on the seas, hung it on
nothing; as at first He made it out of nothing 46}. He made the world to be lived in {by men, for their
stewardship} not to be a place of {vain} empty chaos {tohu bohu, without form, void; as the Devil would
have it; for anything where God dwells by His Holy Spirit is certain to accomplish its purpose God
intended; as God fitted the earth for the habitation and service of man, to whom He designed to give it;
because He made nothing in vain, but intended everything for some end; so if any man prove to have been
made in vain, it is his own deceived doing 47}.
    ‘I am the LORD,’ he says, ‘and there is no other. I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper
obscurities in some dark corner so no one can understand what I mean {as do the heathen, pagan oracles
which gave their responses from dark caverns, with studied obscurity; and so Christ plainly quotes these
words, thereby identifying Himself with Jehovah 48}. And I did not tell the people of Israel to ask for
something I did not plan to give {as though in vain to be sent empty away; for God exemplifies Faith,
calling that which is not as though it were--for if God calleth forth, it will be; so that by faith we believe
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   }. I, the LORD, speak only what is true and right.
    ‘Gather together and come, you fugitives from surrounding nations {that escaped the slaughter inflicted
by Cyrus, and ultimately those that shall be left of all the nations which shall come against Jerusalem, are
meant; for they shall then all be converted to the Lord 50}. What fools they are who carry around their
wooden idols and pray to gods that cannot save! Consult together, argue your case, and state your proofs
that idol worship pays {God entreats, rhetorically; bring all the false reasonings and logics supported by
false premises of deceit and Satan}. Who made these things known long ago? What idol ever told you they
would happen? Was it not I, the LORD {Who told you about Cyrus, and ultimately about the final
restoration of Spiritual Israel hereafter in the New Jerusalem; as well as all the Jerusalem’s in between, in
all its Truth revealed in Scripture, for the edification of men unto Salvation; just as the idolatry during
Cyrus’ time has its counterpart in the unholy trinitarian religio-political-economic system of Babylonia of
the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and the Dragon--yet to come; with its attendant apostasy, which shall
precede Christ’s manifestation upon the Mount of Olives which will usher in His Millennial Reign}? For
there is no other God but me--a just God and a Savior--no, not one! Let all the world look to me for
salvation {for Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; and no one comes before the Father, unto
Salvation, but by Him; as Christ is lifted up from the earth, as the brazen serpent upon the pole, He shall
draw the gazing eyes of all men to Him; for what all men need do is to simply gaze, and not do anything;
but look to the Savior, with the believing look of faith, the eye of the soul; turning to God as at once just
and the Savior; the look of conversion; for sin and death are the result of looking away from God, not
seeking God and His glory, but one’s own--in fact Satan’s by deceit 51}! For I am God {El}; there is no
other. I have sworn by my own name {as I AM Live; Jehovah, the self existent One, Who is Absolute
Sovereign 52}, and I will never go back on my word {for the Word, and the word, has gone out of My
mouth and shall not return void; but will accomplish all I have purposed}: Every knee will bow to me, and
every tongue will confess allegiance to my name {whether in the loving submission of faith, or constrained
by His overwhelming power; that Name which is above all names--Jesus the Christ--that He is Lord, and
God; for God is not a natural, un-Spiritual, man that He should lie, nor a son of man, Spiritual man, that He
should repent 53}.
    The people will declare, ‘The LORD is the source of all my righteousness and strength.’ And all who
were angry with him will come to him and be ashamed. In the LORD all the generations of Israel
{including Spiritual Israel--all believers by faith in Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos--God the Father, God the
Son, and God the Holy Spirit} will be justified, and in him they will boast 54.” 4
    So we see the Old Testament Word-Debar, and word, of God was preparing men to know the coming
Messiah, Christ Jesus. As God’s word reveals Elohim through Jesus the Christ, Immanuel, that men may
know God and receive His Salvation. So men, as Abraham, would be looking forward to His coming as the
suffering Servant of God the Father to atone for the sin of man; that they might see God and yet Live--that
we may know God so we may Live eternally 55. That we may know that the Spiritual Truth of Christ Jesus
in Heaven determines the literal material reality on earth, as God’s will will be done on earth as it is in
Heaven!
    Then for the Time of the Gentiles, when they be fulfilled as God’s gospel is preached throughout the
inhabited world, will He come in the clouds with great glory to be Judge to the nations who come against
His Jerusalem during the battle of Armageddon, and against His born again believers in which He truly
dwells. So as we also see in the Scripture that follows, Christ Jesus is God the Trinity 56. And of His reign

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there shall be no end. And of His Kingdom of Heaven of born again believers, that witness to the world of
His gospel--that whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord shall be Saved for eternity in the presence of
God in New Jerusalem that comes down from Heaven from God to earth. The new Heaven and the new
earth, having been recreated by the very Power and Wisdom of God--Who is Christ Jesus, and Him
crucified--as God creates and recreates matter from nothing, then taking it and forming it by His power and
wisdom; and His Word of His Spirit. For such is the Way, the Truth, and the Life in Christ Jesus, by the
Holy Spirit.
    For the very Self-Same Power and Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus and Him crucified, will not only
recreate men in His image, born again by His Spirit, and Nature; but He did: “In the beginning God created
the heaven and the earth....” in the Self-Same Way, from nothing yet He formed it--and it was then good;
for only God is Good; for the power of God is the knowledge of His will and walking in it, and the wisdom
of God begins with fear of God, and the very power and wisdom of God is Jesus and Him crucified; for you
search the Scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life but they are them that testify of Me 57. Be
ye not deceived; for God will not be mocked! Instead, come all ye who are heavy laden, and Jehovah
Elohim-Kurios Theos, Jesus the Christ, will give you eternal rest. For He would that none should perish, but
that all might be Saved. God takes no pleasure in the perishing. So come!
    “It is because we {Paul and Timothy, specifically, in this Epistle of Paul} know this solemn {reverential,
worshipful, Saving 58} fear of the Lord that we work so hard to persuade others {as should be true of all
born again believers; knowing we will all stand before Christ Jesus as Judge; and because we are fully
persuaded of the reality of eternal things, therefore we are fully in earnest to get sinners converted to Him,
by our witness, by His Spirit 59}. God knows we are sincere {and not hypocrites--not having false doctrine
and being idolaters}, and I hope you know this, too {as manifest to your consciences in acquitting us of
insincere motives in our preaching God’s gospel in Jesus Christ}. Are we trying to pat ourselves on the
back again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about
having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart before God {which is true inner reality;
for God knows and judges our hearts, not our exterior appearance or behavior 60}. If it seems that we are
crazy {beside ourselves in excitement; it is because the love of Christ constrains us; it is truly a shame how
the world considers a man unbalanced when his life is fully consecrated to the Lord Jesus; for 61}, it is to
bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Whatever we do, it is because
Christ’s love controls us {for we have the love of God shed abroad in our hearts; and this causes us to love
God intensely, and to love and labor for the Salvation of men; and it is the effect produced by this love
which bears us away with itself; which causes us to love after the similitude of the love by which we are
influenced; and as God so loved the world as to give His Son for it; and as Christ--God manifest after the
likeness of sinful flesh of men--so loved the world as to pour out His life for it; so we, influenced by that
very same agape love, desire to spend and be spent for the glory of God and the Salvation of immortal
souls; compressing forcibly our energies into One Channel with irresistible power limited to One Great
Object, Christ Jesus, to the exclusion of other considerations of our earthly existence 62}. Since we believe
that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died to the old life we used to live. He died
{on mankind’s behalf; a Substitute 63} for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer
live to please themselves {the false self, and not the true self born again by the Holy Spirit of God 64}.
Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them {for therefore the all for whom
He died, died; and also therefore, His dying is just the same as if they all died; and in their so dying, they
died to sin and self, that they might live to God their Redeemer, Whose henceforth they are--for it is their
life unto themselves that is the way to final ruin from which they were redeemed--as by thus dying once for
Christ, Spiritually, as He only once died for us; when we die physically, yet we will Live eternally and not
die twice unto eternal death in Hell, eternally separated from God’s presence, in eternal darkness separated
from God’s Light; for if all had not been guilty, and consigned to eternal death because of their sin, there
could have been no need of His atoning death; and so His resurrection is our resurrection, His Life, ours
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   }.
    So we have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them {which evaluates a man
according to his mere worldly and external relations, as distinguished from what he is according to the
Spirit, as a new creature and a new creation 66}. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, as though he
were merely a human being {as do the un-Saved of the world; as all false religions deem Christ to have
been a mere man or a deified man, etc., rather than Immanuel--God with us--God by eternal, Divine
Essence and Nature}. How differently I think about him now {now worshiping God in Christ, in Spirit and
Truth; now measuring all things by eternity and God’s eternal Truth; seeking to know Christ Jesus
Spiritually; for Paul’s estimate of Christ, or the expected Messiah, was carnal, but is so now no more 67}!
What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons {new creatures of creation in
Christ; having been morphed into the new Spiritual being, a new creation with a new nature, the new
species created by the Holy Spirit of God; the only new species or kind since creation 68}. They are not the
same anymore, for the old {tohu bohu} life is gone {passed away spontaneously--parerchomai--a
catastrophic change at regeneration for the born again believer; just as the catastrophic passing away of
heaven and earth at the final conflagration; resulting in the New Heaven and the New Earth to come--New
Jerusalem; so too we must be made new by God’s Holy Spirit; then this total change of heart, soul, and life,
is effected by the very Wisdom, and Power of God, Christ Jesus, by His grace--the ministry of
reconciliation, meaning to change thoroughly; for the power of God is the knowledge of His will and
walking in it, and the wisdom of God begins with fear of God, and the very power and wisdom of God is
Jesus and Him crucified; for you search the Scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, but they
are them that testify of Me 69}. A new life {new in freshness, kainos} has begun {for God will not be
mocked: we were children of Satan and his pagan deception and idolatry, believing men are or will be
gods; now we are become new, children of God; involving an abiding change introduced by regeneration
by God’s Holy Spirit; for Christ Jesus Is the Way, Truth, and Life He revealed to man; the Only Way,
Truth, and Life; as God is in Christ and so we are in Christ, hence He is Mediator between God and man
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   }!
    All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself {reconciled; back to His presence by
the indwelling Holy Spirit in born again believers, having lost it as a result of man’s expulsion from the
Garden of Eden where God walked with man in the cool of the day; but that which we will regain in the
New Jerusalem as God’s presence once again is with us; for the New in the Greek implies a new nature
quite different from anything previously existing--God’s only new kind since creation, not merely meaning
recent; and we are a new creature resulting from the new creation; and only God can create and form matter
from nothing; only God can take broken pots and make them whole again in Christ Jesus, by the Holy
Spirit; for this newness will be eternal and never see or be subject to corruption--as was not Christ Jesus,
Who was from eternity 71} through what Christ did. And God has given us the task of reconciling people to
him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself {man first, then His natural creation; restoring
the favor of God to His whole creation having satisfied the claims of justice against us for our sin through
Christ’s sacrificial death, being God’s Provision for our Salvation by His grace--for God is Absolute
Sovereign; the grand object of the gospel is to make a complete change in men’s minds and manners; but
the first object is the removal of enmity from the heart of man, that he may be disposed to accept of the
salvation God has provided for him, on the terms which God has promised; for the enmity in the heart of
man is the grand hindrance to His Salvation; our will in opposition to God’s will 72}, no longer counting
people’s sins against them {for Christ’s blood was the price paid at the expense of God Himself; and was
required to reconcile the exercise of mercy with justice, not as separate, but as the eternally harmonious
attributes in the One and the same God; our reconciliation to God is the change of status wrought in one of
the two parties, man; not a mutual reconciliation, for God changeth not; this manner of God reconciling the
world to Himself is implied, by His not imputing our trespasses to us; as God not merely, as though
subsequently, reconciles the world by inducing them to lay aside their enmity, but in the first instance, does
so by satisfying His own justice and righteous enmity against sin; not by man removing, by works of the
flesh, his own anger against his Master, but his Master’s against him; so the reconciling of men to God by
their laying aside their enmity is the consequence, by God’s Holy Spirit, of His satisfying His just enmity
against their sin 73}. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others {for God’s reconciliation
implies the continuous purpose of God, from before the foundation of the world; to reconcile man to
Himself, whose Fall was foreknown; so too the expression in Christ or by Christ may be used to imply
additionally that God was in Christ, and so by Christ--the God-Man--was reconciling by or through Christ;
now since God reconciled Himself to man manifest in Christ--God-Man, Immanuel--the First Step, the
second step was for a change to be effected on the part of offending man; so it is man, not God, who now
needs to be reconciled and to lay aside his enmity against God 74}. We are Christ’s ambassadors
{representing Him, not ourselves}, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ
himself were here pleading with you, ‘Be reconciled to God!’ For God made Christ {for just as Christ
created and formed God’s creation in the beginning--with the Holy Spirit omni-presently indwelling--so too
He emptied Himself and took on the body created and formed by God--with the Holy Spirit indwelling--to
effect the re-creation of men and nature; and to reveal God in Christ Jesus--Their creation, Their re-
creation, and Their Salvation into eternity 75}, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin {Christ
Jesus--made sin for us--sacrificing His mortal life and Spiritual Life on earth to show us He is the Way,
Truth, and Life eternal; the Sinless One became, by imputation, sin for the sinner, that the sinner might
become, by imputation, sinless in the Sinless One, and therefore before God; able to stand in God’s
presence and Live--in a sense back to the Garden of Eden, yet forward to the New Jerusalem (that which is
deceived as back to the future in modern parlance, which is in Truth deceit of the Devil)--so that we could
be made right with God through Christ; and then we too must consecrate our mortal lives and our Spiritual
Lives as a sacrifice to God; so God reconciled Himself to man by His not imputing to men their trespasses,
but imputing them to Christ the Sin-Bearer, as God imputed thereby Christ’s righteousness to man;
exchanging man’s sin for Christ’s righteousness that we need to come into the presence of God--all because
God loves us and would that all might be Saved, that none should perish because He takes no pleasure in
the perishing; Christ having no sin, we no righteousness; Jesus needeth not our sin, nor deserved it, while
man needeth His righteousness, but we deserve it not; as Jesus the Christ is our Righteousness for us who
are unrighteous}. {For Christ was not a sin offering, which would destroy the antithesis to righteousness,
and would make sin be used in different senses in the same sentence: not a sinful person which would be
untrue, and would require in the antithesis righteous men; not righteousness, but sin, i.e., the representative
Sin-Bearer, vicariously, of the aggregate sin of all men past, present, and future. The sin of the world is
one, therefore singular, not the plural, is used: though its manifestations are manifold. Behold the Lamb of
God, that taketh away the sin of the world. Christ being represented by the brazen serpent, the likeness, but
not the substance, of the old serpent. As His death on the cross the sin-bearing for us was consummated.
Christ, Who was innocent, was punished voluntarily as if guilty, that the guilty might be gratuitously
rewarded as if innocent; so that in Him, by virtue of our standing in Him, and in union with Him, so are we
in the sight of God the Father, as is the very Son of God Himself. As Christ and the Father are One, so if we
have seen Jesus the Christ we have seen the Father; so too, as we are one and in Christ, so God sees us as
He sees His Son. So God no longer sees our sin, but His Son Who is sinless. So, since when Adam and Eve
sinned against God and Fell into a state of sin against God, now of a sin nature; only God Himself, Christ
as Immanuel, could pay the price to redeem us from our sin by Self-sacrifice on the Cross of Cavalry when
Christ took that sin upon Himself 76}
   As God’s partners {after being born again by His Spirit; then working together in true, Spiritual
synergistic, sunergeo, fashion; not the synergism of the world against God and His righteousness and
commands 77}, we beg you not to reject this marvelous message of God’s great kindness {in vain, by
making the grace of God a ground for continuance in sin 78}. For God says,
   ‘At just the right time, I heard you.
On the day of salvation, I helped you {by My gracious and merciful love}.’
   Indeed, God is ready to help you right now. Today {now, nun} is the day of salvation {for God the
Father saith to God the Son on the day of His crucifixion, and so to all believers who are regarded as one
with Him at their rebirth; in the eternal purposes of my love, at the well accepted time in the fulfillment of
God’s prophetic word and timing; in the season or age of grace, before it ends, after Christ’s atoning death
on Calvary’s Cross; it is now God’s time of receiving sinners, for ye to receive His Grace in the day of
Salvation--the Time of the Gentiles which is the accepted time in the season of grace; for Christ received
the first sinners by His descent into Hades to lead captivity captive, to set sinners eternally free in Him for
eternity 79}.” 5
   For the imputation of God’s righteousness, to the believer, is taught didactically 80, then prophetically 81,
then typically 82 in the O. T. as follows 6:
   “And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD declared him righteous because of his faith {for the
quality of being right with God is indescribably precious in the Lord’s eyes; so Abram was justified, i.e.,
counted righteous on the basis of his faith without works of self-righteousness; for Abram put faith in
Jehovah, and God counted the faith he put in Jehovah to him for righteousness, justified before God--for
Jesus the Christ is our Righteousness; though there was no act in the case but that of the mind and heart, no
merit of works of any kind, certainly which could merit the Salvation of the whole human race; though
enabling Abram to stand in the presence of God and live, as with all those before and since who have been
imputed righteousness of God in Christ Jesus from before the foundation of the world; for our rebellion
justifies us not-right with God, but separated from God and His presence; and not as blasphemers proclaim
to be descendants of Abraham by other means or qualification, for the seed of Abraham are those, by faith,
born again believers in Jehovah our Redeemer and Savior--Jesus the Christ and His atoning death for our
sins on the Cross of Calvary; which retroactively legitimized, in the hearts and minds of men, God’s loving
grace and mercy only tempered by His justice held in abeyance until man should experience in history,
History, God’s Self-sacrifice for them; for it is by God the Son, Immanuel, that men see the same Creative
Force--Christ Jesus; and that there is One God, One Christ Jesus, One Spirit, and One Salvation of God in
Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit--Elohim 83}.” 7
   “Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation {a heathen, pagan Gentile, having
been called out of his idolatry, found by God; then believing in God’s promises, he and his seed who also
believe, are chosen by God to receive God’s blessing of Salvation through the prophesied seed of Abraham,
Jesus Christ--His human likeness, only, comes from Mary, descended from Abraham; His Godly Spiritual
Nature is of God’s Holy Spirit Himself; Christ having no small “s” spirit as a man, for He is Immanuel--
the God-Man, The Son of God-The Son of Man--having only God’s Capital “S” Spirit within His body
formed by God, for God to empty Himself for man’s Salvation 84}. What were his experiences {what hath
Abram found, as pertaining to the flesh; meaning, by all his natural efforts or legal obedience} as
concerning this question of being saved by faith? Was it because of his good deeds that God accepted him?
If so, he would have had something to boast about. But from God’s point of view Abraham had no basis at
all for pride {for prideful self righteousness is of the Devil and leads to death; as God is the source of all
things and is worthy of our praise and thankfulness; because Abram believed God by faith, and only
afterwards did he circumcise himself in obedience to God in Whom he trusted--not before as though it was
the works of circumcision that counted Abram righteous before God 85}. For the Scriptures tell us,
‘Abraham believed God, so God declared him to be righteous {as we, of the age of grace, the Time of the
Gentiles, are imputed righteousness by believing by faith in Christ Jesus’ atonement promises; so too was
Abraham and are all believers by faith before and after him; but it is not perfect faith that is required to
justification, but the prevailing faith, the faith that has the upper hand of unbelief in perseverance 86}.’
   When people work, their wages are not a gift {but of debt; and have nothing to do with unmerited favor
received of God unto Salvation}. Workers earn what they receive {but since God is Absolute Sovereign,
only by His grace--the free will exercise of His will--are we Saved; for the wages of sin of the Devil is
death, with the compliments of the Devil; for Satan has no Spiritual Life in him, only spiritual death; and
what Abram received as his reward for his faith was God Himself; for if it were not by grace, but God will
have free grace to have all the glory; as God will not share His glory with anyone or anything, but the

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    II Cor 5:11-6:2
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    II Cor 5:21 Wycliffe
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    Gen 15:6
Glory of God is His Son--the Glory of God 87}. But people are declared righteous because of their faith,
not because of their work {only their faith that works; being an outward manifestation of the inward
dwelling Salvation of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, God the Son; for when a man trusts God by faith, that
man is no longer without God but is rather a person who has committed himself to all that God Is, to all that
God has done, and to all that God will do; a person that was before un-Godly now is justified, his former
un-Godliness no bar to his justification upon his believing; leaving no room therefore for despair; though
God clears not the impenitent guilty; yet through Christ He justifies the un-Godly}....
   Now then, is this blessing only for the Jews {only those Jews who also walk in the steps of that faith of
Abraham}, or is it for Gentiles, too? Well, what about Abraham? We have been saying he was declared
righteous by God because of his faith {as our typical example of Saving faith; our parent believer}....
   The circumcision ceremony was a sign {as the nature of sacraments in general is that they are signs and
seals; signs of absolute grace and favor, and they are seals of the conditional promises} that Abraham
already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous--even before he
was circumcised. So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised
{Gentiles}. They are made right with God by faith. And Abraham is also the spiritual father of those who
have been circumcised, but only if they have the same kind of faith Abraham had before he was circumcised
{for if we say Abram believed then was obedient to circumcision, but all who follow must be circumcised
first and be thus obedient to God’s law; God is no longer Absolute Sovereign; God is not longer Faithful
and True, the Amen, etc.; thus this thinking can only be of the Devil to undermine the promise of God in
Salvation; and to say Abram was circumcised before he was declared righteous before God by his faith, is
contrary to Scripture}.
     It is clear, then that God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants {made up
of Jew and Gentile who by faith believe and are counted righteous before God by grace, not the works of
the law which had not yet been given; and though Abraham had so little of the world in possession, yet he
was heir of it all; or, rather, it points at Christ, the Seed here mentioned--to thy seed, which is Christ; for
Christ is the heir of the world, and it is in Him that Abraham was so 88} was not based on obedience to
God’s law {merely legalistically carrying out a rite or ritual that God demanded of them}, but on the new
relationship with God that comes by faith {so Gentiles, in particular, are now in precisely the same state in
which Abraham was when he received the mercy of God; for Abraham, the father of the Jews, was a
heathen, pagan Gentile before he became a Hebrew; before there was a Jewish people, or a nation of
Israel}....
   So that’s why faith is the key! God’s promise is given to us as a free gift {of pardon; and that of God’s
grace alone; having been prophesied to Abraham, for the edification of future generations of mankind;
therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; by the infinite Goodness of God, so the promise is sure to
all the seed--to all, both Jew and Gentile, who, believing in Christ Jesus, have a right to all the blessings
contained in the Abrahamic covenant; so God will have every crown of the saints thrown at the feet of
grace--Jesus the Christ--Free Grace; signifying our crowns of reward are not of ourselves, but of Christ
Jesus and Him crucified 89}. And we are certain to receive it, whether or not we follow Jewish customs, if
we have faith like Abraham’s {and certainly, indeed, in spite of and in opposition to all Godless, heathen
pagan cultural traditions, rituals, or rites of the Devil}. For Abraham is the father of all who believe {our
spiritual father; our example of faith personified in a man}. That is what the Scriptures mean when God
told him, ‘I have made you the father of many nations.’ This happened because Abraham believed in the
God who brings the dead back to life {to eternal Life; those Spiritually dead and those who physically dead
in Christ Jesus 90} and who brings into existence what didn’t exist before {the God Who exemplifies faith
Who calleth those things which be not as though they were; for the bringing of animate and inanimate
objects into existence and their maintenance is God’s activity; and the nature of the objects may be
discussed--mind, matter, energy--but the why and how of their existence can be known accurately only to
the extent that the Lord reveals them; it was Abraham’s faith in promises that relied on God being above
nature, God’s ability to surmount physical laws, and to call into being what did not then exist in nature and
in history, History 91}.” 8
   “Who has believed our message {of God’s prophets about our coming Messiah; about special
interpositions in human affairs whereby God delivers His people and punishes His foes; about God’s
miracles, Christ being God’s greatest Miracle: and about the infidel’s objection from the unbelief of the
Jews, representative of all people, is anticipated and hereby answered: that unbelief and the cause of it were
seen and foretold: Messiah’s humiliation, whereas the Jews did and do look for one coming to reign; as do
all men--for until men see (gaze upon and know) Christ Whom they pierced, they will not see the One
coming to reign; but will see the one who comes in his own name to deceive unto eternal death 92}? To
whom will the LORD reveal his saving power {the Arm of the Lord God; as these Scriptures, Isaiah 53,
personate the repenting Jews in the latter ages of the world coming over to the faith of the Redeemer; the
whole being their penitent confession 93}? My servant {Christ Jesus} grew up in the LORD’s presence
{being Christ’s Divine Father and Nature--having God’s Holy Spirit indwelling} like a tender green shoot
{a suckling; used of a baby at its mother’s breast, as well as of a shoot from a tree stump--as both apply to
the Christ; as Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, and likened to that which grew out of the Jewish people
who had become as a dead stump as to God 94}, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground
{representing man’s sinful condition under the law of God; not yet under His covenant grace, a sucker;
however, He grew silently and insensibly from an ancient stock, seemingly dead--the house of David, then
in a decayed state; but though unknown to the world, Messiah was observed by God, Who ordered the most
minute circumstances attending His Spiritual growth in the world 95}. There was nothing beautiful or
majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him {from a worldly perspective; for His Divinity--
His Glory and majesty--were veiled from us until His second coming; for we saw not through that veil, so
we esteemed Him not; as He hath no form nor comeliness, lacking in earthly grandeur that allures the
admiration of the world; and Jesus’ appearing in the world had nothing in it of sensible glory one would
expect of an incarnate deity--but of Spiritual Glory of God; all because of lack of Spiritual discernment by
most who would not believe by faith unto born again by God’s Holy Spirit; and because of providential
protest against the making and veneration of images of Him; for their are no Scriptural accounts of Jesus’
physical appearance and stature, instead of His moral beauty, holiness, love, etc. which all made it possible
for men to see Him and to have seen the Father; for God the Father--God the Trinity--is Pure Spirit and has
no sensible existence for us to see but by faith believing; as Jesus Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian
style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the
Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be
known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout
Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have excuse that none should perish but that all
might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or
discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 96}. He was despised and rejected--a man of sorrows,
acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by {He
Who ceases from men, i.e., is no longer regarded as a man; forsaken of men, and most abject of men--all;
Whose distinguishing characteristic was sorrows, acquainted with all kinds of calamity 97}. He was
despised, and we did not care {for He lacked men of distinction as His supporters, so it was like a hiding of
face from Him--men would persistently avoid facing the Real Christ, preferring a historical dialectic Jesus
or avatar, who would not trouble them with His cross but instead conform to the worldly expectations of
the Jews and set up His Kingdom and deliver them from their suffering and oppression; for in their
deception, Messiah was to be the Son of David, but instead He sprang out of this royal and illustrious
family when it was reduced and sunk, and Joseph was but a poor carpenter; Christ being born of a mean
and despicable family, in the north, in Galilee, of a family out of which, like a dry and desert ground,
nothing green, nothing great, was expected, in a country of such small repute that it was thought no good


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    Rom 4:1-5, 9, 11-13, 16-17
thing could come out of it; so too men hid their faces from Him as in disgust; for Truth be known, only God
is Good and therefore only good can spring from Him--Christ Jesus 98}.
   Yet it was our weaknesses he carried {He hath borne our sicknesses, our pains of the body, i.e., they who
despised Him because of His human infirmities ought rather to have esteemed Him on account of them; for
thereby Jesus took our infirmities, our bodily diseases; for He took on Himself vicariously, and so He took
away; His perfect humanity--even more perfected than when man was first created in the Garden of Eden
before the Fall--whereby He was bodily afflicted for us, and in all our afflictions was the ground which He
cured the sick; but whereas the world desires to excuse sin and its effects so men seek not repentance and
die in their sin in the eternal death in Hell, Christ Jesus Self-sacrificed that all man’s sin might be atoned
for that they might repent unto eternal Life--God’s offered Salvation; so do we Christians confuse the two,
and instead seek eternal punishment in this temporal world and seek not the eternal grace and mercy of
God, for those who are sinners before us; for as Christ died, so we too must die to self and pick up our cross
and follow Him 99}; it was our sorrows {our illnesses of our souls; our pains of the mind; as Substitute for
us} that weighed him down {so that He did away with the source of both, both physical and mental
infirmities; for sin and sickness are ethically connected as cause and effect 100}. And we thought his
troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins {but no; Christ Jesus was atoning for our sin, as God
laid on Him the iniquity of us all and took them off from us; we being overwhelmed with darkness,
however, Messiah’s time of darkness was temporary, answering to bruising of His heel; but Satan’s is to be
eternal, along with all who refuse God’s offered Salvation, answering to the bruising of his head; yet we
did esteem Him stricken, judicially for His sins, whereas it was for ours; so we shall not fall under the curse
of the law if we submit to the grace of the gospel 101}! But he was wounded {transfixed, pierced in hands,
feet, and side 102} and crushed for our sins {our transgressions; our rebellion against the Absolute
Sovereign God}. He was beaten {chastised, as a correcting parent to a child for their good; not punishment
strictly, for this can have place only where there is guilt, which He had not; effecting our peace with God,
and our reconciliation with God--our Abba Father 103}that we might have peace {with God, of God, for
God; for Christ is our Peace 104}. He was whipped {scourged 105}, and we were healed {for sin is not only a
crime against God, for which we were condemned to die, but it is a disease, which tends directly to the
death of our souls and for which Christ provided the cure; now the dominion of sin is broken in us and we
are fortified against that which feeds the disease 106}! All of us have strayed away like sheep {turning each
one to his own way instead of God’s Way--Jesus the Christ}. We have left God’s paths to follow our own
{for a fool in his heart says no to God; we have no excuse as God has written His Truth on our hearts and
minds; in His creation, in His word, and in the work of His Holy Spirit in the world; this is true of the
confession of believers and of Israel in the last days; the antithesis is, “in ourselves we were scattered, but
in Christ we are collected together; for by our nature we wander, driven headlong to destruction, but in
Christ we find the Way to the gate of Life”; this is true, also, literally of Israel before its coming restoration
107
    }. Yet the LORD laid on him {caused to meet him, as in Num 35:19; for our transgressions were to meet
Him in the way and slay Him--slay our sin and sin nature which leads to rebellion against God’s
commands, and death--as if He were the guilty one, the sinner, instead of us; He being the Kinsman
Redeemer in that Christ, Immanuel, suffered death as a man, paying the ultimate price for the pain and
suffering of mankind--God’s creation--though it is we who have sinned, not He; which clearly reveals God,
vicariously in the Person of Jesus the Christ, Self-sacrifices Himself for His creation, that no man could ask
more of Him; but foreknowing that man would so desire to require--which is in fact God’s Nature to give
His All for His creation unto reconciliation and Salvation}; the guilt and sin of us all {Christ was made sin,
a sin-offering for us; for there is no other Way to be freed from sin and guilt but by the blood of Jesus
Christ, none; whatever deceit Babylonia perpetrates on mankind; and none but God has power to lay our
sin upon Christ, and because Christ was His own Son, Material Manifestation--Immanuel--Who Himself
knew no sin; for in Christ there is a sufficiency of merit for the Salvation of all, and a serious offer made of
that Salvation to all, which excludes none that do not exclude themselves; having taken our debt, He
underwent the penalty; actually its penalty, or rather, He was not merely a sin offering--which would
destroy the antithesis to righteousness--but sin for us; sin itself vicariously, the representative of the
aggregate sin of all mankind; not sins in the plural, for the sin of the world is one; thus we are made not
merely righteous, but righteousness, even the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit; in
this Way the Innocent was punished as if guilty, that the guilty might be rewarded as if innocent such that
this could be said of no mere martyr; since God created man, He is assuming all responsibility for our
suffering in this world by vicariously dying on the Cross on Calvary to show man the Way, the Truth, and
the Life in Christ Jesus that all might be Saved, that none should perish; all based on God’s loving,
gracious, merciful Nature, tempered only by His justice 108}.
   He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word {but endured it to do the will of the
Father 109}. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shears, he did not
open his mouth {it was exacted, and He answered with His voluntary consent to it; and so to be oppressed
in general; the exaction of the full penalty for our sin in His sufferings; thus taking away the scandal of the
cross, that He voluntarily submitted to it for great and holy ends; as by His wisdom He could have evaded
the sentence, and by His power have resisted the execution, but instead Christ’s crucifixion is the very
Wisdom and Power of God unto Salvation; so instead He was oppressed, but our Lord Jesus kept
possession of His Own Soul, giving up His Spirit to God, willingly, that which no man or thing could
forcibly take from Him; for we have gone astray like sheep, which are apt to wander, and are unapt to find
the Way home again; we are bent to backslide from God, but altogether unable of ourselves to return to
Him; we turn aside everyone to his own way, and thereby set up our own will, in competition with God and
His will, which is the malignity of sin 110}. From prison and trial they led him away to his death {but
prison is not true of Jesus, Who was not incarcerated; restraint and bonds more accord with the Hebrew; for
in His humiliation, His judgment, legal trial, was taken away; because He was treated as one so mean that a
fair trial was denied Him 111}. But who among the people realized that he was dying for their sins--that he
was suffering their punishment 112? He had done no wrong, and he never deceived anyone 113. But he was
buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave {in His death, deaths; the plural intensifies the
force; as Adam by sin dying died in Gen 2:17, i.e., incurred death, physical and spiritual; so Messiah, His
Substitute, endured death in both senses: Spiritual, during His temporary abandonment by the Father;
physical, when He gave up His Spirit and died as Saved men do--once, but He once for all 114}.
   But it was the LORD’s good plan {of Salvation for mankind--Jew and Gentile} to crush {bruise, as Gen
3:15 prophesied also} him {the prophesied Christ Jesus} and fill him with grief . Yet when his life is made
an offering for sin {Christ made His Soul an offering for sin; for we could not put Him in our stead, but He
put Himself, because He loves us 115}, he will have a multitude of children, many heirs {for born again
believers are heirs of the Kingdom of God with Jesus Christ 116}. He will enjoy a long life {for Christ Jesus
always IS eternal with God the Trinity 117}, and the LORD’s plan will prosper in his hands {when Jesus the
Christ establishes God’s Kingdom of Heaven during His first advent; as Jesus Christ in His word speaks in
Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He
reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father
would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably
throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have excuse that none should perish
but that all might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen
{stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 118}. When he sees all that is
accomplished by his anguish {His death on Calvary’s Cross}, he will be satisfied. And because of what he
has experienced {we have His knowledge; the knowledge, experientially, sensually 119, of Christ,
Immanuel; in His suffering and His vicarious death for our sin on the Cross of Calvary}, my righteous
servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous {imputed to those whosoever will by faith--
as righteousness by faith is God’s ordained or appointed means of Salvation purchased by the blood of
Jesus Christ--receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior being born again from above by the Holy Spirit; just
as Abraham was Saved by his faith in God’s word, from God’s Word 120}, for he will bear all their sins. I
will give him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because he exposed himself to death
{experiencing physical death and Spiritual separation from his body, after the likeness of sinful flesh, as
does man; therefore becoming the necessary and sufficient Sacrifice to Redeem mankind}. He was counted
among those who were sinners. He bore the sins of many and interceded {for, having been numbered with
sinners; as effect answers to cause, His intercession for sinners being the effect flowing from His having
been numbered with them} for sinners {by paying our pardon with His blood, washing our sins clean, so
we become white as snow in God’s presence; and leading captivity captive 121}.” 9
   For if the god of this universe, of God’s creation, is not this God--the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-
-he is no God! For only the One, True God--God the Trinity of the canonized Bible--is worthy of our praise
and worship. For He alone has, in His infinite grace and mercy, in His absolute sovereignty, of His free
will, chosen to experience death--for our edification, God being omniscient--as a man in order to answer
our cry for justice in this life; as those saints martyred for their faith cry for justice while in Heaven, against
their persecutors down on earth, before Christ’s second coming in judgment, for their suffering; and as in
Christ’s crucifixion, sin was slain and therefore Satan defeated; so too Satan and eternal death will be slain
unto the Lake of Fire--both for whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord and receive Salvation 122. He is
coming to rule and reign on this earth for 1000 years; before New Jerusalem comes down, from God in
Heaven to earth, to usher in eternity in God’s presence for all born again believers! Even after the evil
committed during the tribulation, God is gracious and merciful toward the survivors, giving them 1000
years to truly repent before Satan is once again loosed to deceive the world, before Satan and unrepentant
sinners are cast into Gehenna for eternity!
   Instead, Satan and unbelievers are vainly satisfied to slay Christ, Immanuel--God with us--in their
worldly lives, and remain in their sin unto death--as did the Jews before them. For this is Satan’s deceit.
The goal of his dialectic deceit is to deceive us into believing Christ’s death on the Cross of Calvary was a
defeat instead of the victory in Truth it is. That we must work for our salvation, in effect re-crucifying
Christ, and so make His atoning death, once for all, of no effect in our lives--as though His efficacious act
did not occur as God promises 123.
   In fact, the earliest pagan religious stories reflect the events of rebellion of Cush and Nimrod against
God, along with their defeat, much as Satan is defeated. However, later stories were deceived beginning
with the development of stories deifying Nimrod after his death by God through Shem’s actions, that
resulted from the cult deification of Semiramis, Nimrod’s wife. She was also deified, along with their son
Tammuz. Voila, you have Satan’s unholy trinity which underlies all religions save those founded on God’s
word, the canonized Bible. All false religions since the Flood and the Tower of Babel. So, as open rebellion
resulted in open defeat, Satan went underground to deceive the unwitting with the witting, until he foolishly
believes he must come into the open once again--as we are beginning to see today--just before Christ’s
second coming. For he comes to realize his time is short. 124.
   For it is the defeat of sin, death, the grave, and Satan; and the promise of our resurrection with glorified
bodies in the rapture and at the end of the age, that is Truth for all born again believers by faith. So, we
must die to ourselves that we might Live as Christ; pick up our cross and follow Jesus Christ. For Jesus
Christ rose again from the grave, ascended to be with God in Heaven, sent His Holy Spirit to lead mankind
in all Truth unto Salvation in this, the Time of the Gentiles. Until the fullness of the Time of the Gentiles be
fulfilled 125! Be ye not deceived. He who has ears let him hear the Truth of the Eternal Word of God the
Trinity!
   “See, my servant will prosper {Jesus the Christ 126}; he will be highly exalted {He will be exalted by
God, extolled by man; and with both, He shall be higher than the highest, higher than the heavens--King of
kings, Lord of lords}. Many were amazed when they saw him {at His first coming}--beaten and bloodied,
so disfigured one would scarcely know he was a person. And he will again startle {at His second coming}
many nations. Kings will stand speechless in his presence {for He will come as the Lion of the Tribe of
Judah; riding on a white horse in His glory and majesty, and in His might}. For they will see {know} what
they had not previously been told about; they will understand what they had not heard about {that He is
their gracious and merciful Savior from before the foundation of the world}.” 10

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     Is 53
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      Is 52:13-15
   For Isaiah 52:13-53 are but one of the clear Biblical Scriptures--maybe they being the clearest, especially
since the book of Isaiah was found 95%-? complete amongst the Dead Sea manuscripts found in Qumron--
fixing Jesus the Christ of the New Testament as the Old Testament Jewish Messiah! To include both
Christ’s first and second coming, both His advents! In fact, forever dispelling any claim on Jesus Christ
other than the Truth of canonized biblical Scripture. All ye Babylonian religionists repent and turn to the
One and Only True Christ, the One and Only True Savior of mankind. Be not deceived unto death and
Gehenna, but be born again by faith in the Living God and His Son, Immanuel, unto eternal Life in God’s
presence. Halleluiah to the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!
   “LORD--Jehovah, as your Leader in front (Ch. 40:3; Exod. 23:20; Mic. 2:13). rereward--lit., ‘gather up,’
i.e., to bring up the rear of your host. The transition is frequent from the glory of Messiah in His advent to
reign, to His humiliation in His advent to suffer. Indeed, so are both advents accounted one, that He is not
said, in His second coming, to be about to return, but to come. 13. Here ch. 53 ought to begin, and ch. 52
end with vs. 12. This section, from here to end of ch. 53 settles the controversy with the Jews, if Messiah be
the person meant; and with infidels, if written by Isaiah, or at any time before Christ. The correspondence
with the life and death of Jesus Christ is so minute, that it could not have resulted from conjecture or
accident. An impostor could not have shaped the course of events so as to have made his character and life
appear to be a fulfillment of it. The writing is, moreover, declaredly prophetic. The quotations of it in the
New Testament show: (1) that it was, before the time of Jesus, a recognized part of the Old Testament; (2)
that it refers to Messiah (Mat. 8:17; Mark 15:28; Luke 22:37; John 12:38; Acts 8:28-35; Rom. 10:15; I
Peter 2:21-25). The indirect allusions to it still more clearly prove the Messianic interpretation; so universal
was that interpretation, that it is simply referred to in connection with the atoning virtue of His death,
without being formally quoted (Mark 9:12; Rom. 4:25; I Cor. 15:3; II Cor. 5:21; I Pet. 1:19; 2:21-25; I John
3:5). The genuineness of the passage is certain; for the Jews would not have forged it, since it is opposed to
their notion of Messiah, as a triumphant temporal prince. The Christians could not have forged it; for the
Jews, the enemies of Christianity, are ‘our librarians’ [Paley].... But an individual is plainly described: he
suffers voluntarily, innocently, patiently, and as the efficient cause of the righteousness of His people,
which holds good of none other but Messiah (ch. 53:4-6, 9, 11; contrast Jeremiah 20:7; 15:10-21; Psalm
137:8, 9). Ch. 53:9 can hold good of none other. The objection that the sufferings (ch. 53:1-10) referred to
are represented as past, the glorification alone as future (ch. 52:13-15; 53:11, 12) arises from not seeing
that the prophet takes his stand in the midst of the scenes which he describes as future. The greater nearness
of the first advent, and the interval between it and the second {The Time of the Gentiles, The Last Days},
are implied by the use of the past tense as to the first, the future as to the second. Behold--awakening
attention to the striking picture of Messiah that follows (ch. John 19:5, 14). my servant--Messiah (ch. 42:1).
deal prudently--rather, ‘prosper’ [Gesenius] as the parallel clause favors (ch. 53:10). Or, uniting both
meanings, ‘shall reign well’ [Hengstenberg]. This verse sets forth in the beginning the ultimate issue of His
sufferings, the description of which follows: the conclusion (ch. 53:12) corresponds; the section (ch.52:13;
53:12) begins as it ends with His final glory. extolled--elevated (Mark 16:19; Eph. 1:20-22; I Pet. 3:22). 14,
15. Summary of Messiah’s history, which is set forth more in detail in ch. 53. ‘Just as many were
astonished (accompanied with aversion, Jer. 18:16; 19:8), etc.; his visage, etc.; so shall He sprinkle,’ etc.;
Israel in this answers to its antitype Messiah, now ‘an astonishment and byword’ (Deut. 28:37), hereafter
about to be a blessing and means of salvation to many nations (ch. 2:2, 3; Mic. 5:7). thee; his--Such
changes of persons are common in Hebrew poetry. marred--Hebrew, ‘disfigurement’; abstract for concrete;
not only disfigured, but disfigurement itself. more than man--Castelio translates, ‘so that it was no longer
that of a man’ (cf. Ps. 22:6). The more perfect we may suppose the ‘body prepared’ (Heb. 10:5) for Him by
God, the sadder by contrast was the ‘marring’ of His visage and form. 15. sprinkle many--Gesenius, for the
antithesis to ‘be astonished,’ translates, ‘shall cause...to exult.’ But the word universally in the Old
Testament means either to sprinkle with blood, as the high priest makes an expiation (Lev. 4:6; 16:18, 19);
or with water, to purify (Ezek. 36:25; cf. as to the Spirit, Acts 2:33), both appropriate to Messiah (John
13:8; Heb. 9:13, 14; 10:22; 12:24; I Pet. 1:2). The antithesis is sufficient without any forced rendering.
Many were astonished, so many (not merely men, but) nations shall be sprinkled. They were amazed at
such an object person claiming to be Messiah; yet it is He who shall justify and purify. Men were dumb
with the amazement of scorn at one marred more than the lowest of men, yet the highest: even kings (ch.
49:7, 23) shall be dumb with awe and veneration (‘shut...mouths’; Job 29:9, 10; Mic. 7:16). that...not...told
them--the reason why kings shall so venerate them; the wonders of redemption, which had not been before
told them, shall then be announced to them, wonders such as they had never heard or seen paralleled
(ch.55:1; Rom. 15:21; 16:25, 26).” 11
   So we see, God’s Dialectic Synthesis--without the false law of synthesis--is always Christ Jesus,
revealing God and His plan of Salvation to mankind from Genesis to Revelation so whosoever will will
come to Salvation; for God would that none should perish, but that all should come to Jesus Christ, His
Son, Immanuel, for eternal Life in God’s presence! As Christ Jesus is the Answer to the seeming
conundrums of life, the mysteries of God, to all scenarios in need of a Mediation to move forward; for the
Devil’s syntheses are always like augurs, seeming to go forward, while pulling you backward into sin and
death.
   We need not embrace, we must not embrace, man’s dialectics--actually Satan’s. For this now pervasive
dialectic leads to rebellious sin and death in Gehenna for eternity. Born again believers arise; reveal God’s
Absolute Truth of Jesus Christ--God’s Synthesis, God’s Reconciler--and counter the lies of Satan’s
evolutionary, Socratic dialectic! For though now good and evil co-exist, in the End they shall be reconciled
either to God in New Jerusalem or to destruction in Gehenna, eternally. Stay before mankind with the
narrow path God has laid out for Salvation to counter the now broad, but narrowing, converging narrow
path of the coming, final unholy trinity in the persons of the False Prophet, the Antichrist, and the Dragon--
Satan himself as the evil spirit behind the worldly events soon to come 127! Being in the world but not of it,
true to our calling as born again believers. For though Satan will have deceived and co-opted mankind into
a fait accompli of worship of himself, his narcissism demands we choose him--as human history amply
reveals about Satan-influenced, evil world leaders. By God’s loving grace and mercy, each human being’s
un-coerced, free will choice will be a consciously considered choice either for God or Satan; and so God
tempers His love with His justice.
   {For} “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD {Jehovah} is upon me {Christ Jesus, the Anointed One--
Prophet, Priest, and King--having the Spirit always resting on Him without measure; as even now, during
this, the Time of the Gentiles, God’s Spirit is within us; God’s will guiding us in all Truth and wisdom to
preach the gospel of Salvation--the gospel of Jesus the Christ}, because the LORD has appointed me {from
the womb 128} to bring good news {the good news of God’s gospel of Salvation} to the poor {not unlike
Christ’s Sermon on the Mount 129}. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that
captives will be released and prisoners will be freed {proclaiming liberty, that blinded sinners will see and
throw off the yoke of Satan, because Christ has defeated self, sin and Satan, death and Hell, and all the
powers of darkness--all to be destroyed in order to our deliverance--by His work on the Cross on Calvary;
as Cyrus did to the Jews in captivity 130}. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the
LORD’s favor has come {to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD; to proclaim as did Jesus Christ
Himself in this, His first coming; the Time of the Gentiles--the time of God’s grace--before God’s
judgment on the world in Christ’s second coming 131}, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their
enemies 132. To all who mourn in Israel {in Zion; literal Israel and Spiritual 133}, he will give beauty
{crowns} for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair {for all who seek to Him and not to
the world, for comfort; because mourners in Zion are holy mourners, such as carry their sorrows to the
throne of grace 134}. For the LORD has planted them {trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah} like
strong and graceful oaks for his own glory {so we see vs. 1-9 announce Messiah’s twofold commission to
bring gospel mercy at His first coming, and judgments on unbelievers and comfort to Zion at His second
coming; with the language also applying to Isaiah, comforting by his prophecies the exiles in Babylon, but
only in a subordinate sense 135}.


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     Is 52:12-15 Bethany--Jamieson
   They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities long ago destroyed 136. They will revive them, though
they have been empty for many generations {as promises are here made to the Jews now returned out of
captivity, which are to be extended to the gospel Church through grace delivered out of Spiritual thraldom;
so the setting up of Christianity in the world repaired the decays of natural religion and raised up those
desolations both of piety and honesty which had been for many generations the reproach of mankind; for an
unsanctified soul is like a city that is broken down, but by the power of Christ’s gospel and grace it is fitted
to be a habitation of God through the Holy Spirit}. Foreigners will be your servants. They will feed your
flocks and plow your fields and tend your vineyards. You will be called priests of the LORD, ministers of
our God {for those whom God sets at liberty He sets to work; He delivers them out of the hands of their
enemies that they may serve Him; but His service is perfect freedom and the gospel Church is a royal
priesthood}. You will be fed with the treasures of the nations and will boast in their riches {as God blessed
the Jews with houses they did not build, vineyards they did not plant; and the wealth and honor of the
Gentile converts shall redound to the benefit and credit of the Church during the Time of the Gentiles--
especially in Europe and America}. Instead of shame and dishonor, you will inherit a double portion of
prosperity and everlasting joy {first to the Jew--the nation of Israel--and then to the Gentile--and all the
nations of the world comprising Spiritual Israel; as in most of Isaiah’s prophecies there is a primary and
secondary sense, or a remote subject illustrated by one that is near; so the deliverance of the Jews from
their captivity in Babylon is constantly used to shadow forth the Salvation of men by Jesus Christ; just as
even the prophet himself is a typical person, and is sometimes intended to represent the great Savior 137}.
   ‘For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will faithfully reward my people for
their suffering and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known and honored
among the nations. Everyone will realize that they are a people the LORD has blessed {born again
believers of all ages, both Jew and Gentile; or Christ’s Church’s seed 138}.’
   I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation
and draped me in a robe of righteousness {and maketh himself a priestly headdress as appropriate to the
kingdom of priests dedicated to the offering of Spiritual sacrifices to God continually; for Christ has
clothed His Church with an eternal Salvation by clothing it with the righteousness both of justification and
sanctification so that those, and those only, shall be clothed with the garments of Salvation hereafter that
are covered with the robe of righteousness now; and so is Salvation of the OT the same as the NT 139}. I am
like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels {as Christ is the Groom, and His Church of
born again believers is the Bride; in the marriage supper of the Lamb 140}. The Sovereign LORD will show
his justice to the nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in
early spring, filled with young plants springing up everywhere {born again believers 141}.” 12
   For Jesus Christ, Himself, “...the best expositor of scripture has given us the best exposition of these
verses, even our Lord Jesus himself, who read this in the synagogue at Nazareth (perhaps it was the lesson
for the day) and applied it entirely to himself, saying, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears (Luke
iv. 17, 18, 21). As Isaiah was directed to proclaim liberty to the Jews in Babylon, so was Christ, God’s
messenger, to publish a more joyful jubilee to a lost world.” 13. As is repeated time and again in biblical
Scripture, God’s prophetic History speaks history into existence; all for God and His Glory. All to reveal
God and His plan of Salvation through His Son, Jesus the Christ, Immanuel--God with us--as the only Way,
Truth, and Life to the presence of God for eternity!
   “‘For the time is coming,’ says the LORD {behold, the days come; a formula often used to introduce
predictions of the Messianic day}, ‘when I will place a righteous Branch {out of the stump of Jesse; or
Shoot, The Seed of Promise, the Messiah--as these very Names are deceived into the false image of the
false god, the Antichrist to come, the mother-child as we see on the rise in the world that will desecrate
God’s holy temple 142; His beginnings small, like those of a bud, and His rise seemingly out of the earth,
but growing to be loaded with fruits; a Branch from David’s family, when it seemed to be a root in a dry

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     Is 61:1-3 Bethany--Matthew Henry
ground, buried, and not likely to revive; for in Him doth the horn of David bud; so too the false church of
the False Prophet, the second beast, will come up out of the earth, an unrighteous branch, with two horns
like those of a lamb; but he will speak with the voice of a dragon, Satan, and he will deceive all who belong
to this world 143} on King David’s throne. He will be a King who rules with wisdom. He will do what is just
and right throughout the land. And this is his name: ‘The LORD Is Our Righteousness {our Salvation,
Yahweh Tsidqenu; Who is Immanuel--God with us--Jesus the Christ; the Son--The Material Manifestation--
of God; our Savior and Deliverer; for as God, Christ is Jehovah, the incommunicable Name of God,
denoting His eternity and Self-existence--The I AM that I AM; whereas as Mediator, He is our
Righteousness; He is Absolute Sovereign, all-sufficient, eternal righteousness; for not only is Christ So, He
is known to be So 144}.’ In that day {at Christ’s second coming, and into the Messianic 1000 year reign of
Christ Jesus} Judah will be saved, and Israel will live in safety {not only all Jewish Israel, but all Spiritual
Israel; all true born again believers of the First Born, Christ Jesus 145}.
   ‘In that day,’ says the LORD, ‘when people are taking an oath, they will no longer say, ‘As surely as the
LORD lives, who rescued the people of Israel from the land of Egypt.’ Instead, they will say, ‘As surely as
the LORD lives, who brought the people of Israel back to their own land from the land of the north and
from all the countries to which he had exiled them.’ Then they will live in their own land {restored Israel;
for after they came out of Babylon, Messiah the Prince set up the gospel temple, the greatest glory of that
nation that was so wonderfully brought out of Babylon}.’” 14
   “As Messianic prophecy extended over many years in which many political changes took place in
harmony with these {as God’s word reveals throughout the Old Testament}, it displayed its riches by a
variety more effective than if it had been manifested all at once. As the moral condition of the Jews
required in each instance, so Messiah was exhibited in a corresponding phase, thus becoming more and
more the soul of the nation’s life: so that He is represented as the antitypical Israel (Isa. 49:3). unto David--
Hengstenberg observes that Isaiah dwells more on His prophetical and priestly office, which had already
been partly set forth (Deut. 18:18; Ps. 110:4). Other prophets dwell more on His kingly office {this triad
role of Christ having been deceived into the unholy trinity’s of Satan throughout history as God’s prophetic
History reveals for our admonition to the glory of God 146}. Therefore here He is associated with David the
king: but in Isaiah 11:1 with the then poor and unknown Jesse’ righteous Branch--the Branch of
righteousness (ch. 33:15); The Branch simply (Zech. 3:8; 6:12); The Branch of the Lord (Isa.4:2). prosper--
the very term applied to Messiah’s undertaking (Isa. 52:13; Margin; 53:10). Righteousness or justice is the
characteristic of Messiah elsewhere, too, in connection with our salvation or justification (Isa. 53:11; Dan.
9:24; Zech. 9:9). So in the New Testament He is not merely righteous Himself, but righteousness to us (I
Cor. 1:30), so that we become ‘the righteousness of God in Him’ (Rom. 10:3, 4; II Cor. 5:19-21; Phil. 3:9).
execute judgment and justice in the earth--(Ps. 72:2; Isa. 9:7; 32:1, 18). Not merely a spiritual reign in the
sense in which He is our righteousness, but a righteous reign in the earth (ch. 3:17, 18). In some passages
He is said to come to judge, in others to reign. In Matthew 25:34, He is called the King Psalm 9:7 unites
them. Cf. Daniel 7:22, 26, 27. 6. Judah...Israel...dwell safely--Cf. ch. 33:16, where Jerusalem is substituted
for Israel here. Only Judah, and that only in part, has as yet returned. So far are the Jews from having
enjoyed, as yet, the temporal blessings here foretold as the result of Messiah’s reign, that their lot has been
for eighteen centuries, worse than ever before. The accomplishment must, therefore, be still future, when
both Judah and Israel in their own land shall dwell safely under a Christocracy, far more privileged than
even the old theocracy (ch. 32:37; Deut. 33:28; Isa. 54:60; 65:17-25; Zech. 14:11). shall be called, the
Lord--i.e., shall be (Isa. 9:6) ‘Jehovah,’ God’s incommunicable name. Though when applied to created
things, it expresses only some peculiar connection they have with Jehovah (Gen. 22:14; Exod. 17:15), yet
when applied to Messiah it must express His Godhead manifested in justifying power towards us (I Tim.
3:15). our--marks His manhood, which is also implied in His being a Branch raised unto David, whence



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     Jer 23:5-8
His human title, Son of David (cf. Matt. 22:42-45). Righteousness--marks His Godhead, for God alone can
justify the formerly ungodly (cf. Rom. 4:5; Isa. 45:17, 24, 25).” 15
    “Then the angel showed me {the prophet Zechariah, in a vision} Jeshua {which means Salvation, or
Jesus; Joshua 147} the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD {the pre-Incarnate Messiah, Christ
Jesus, Judge of men; so Moses saw only the hindquarters of Jehovah on Mount Sinai; for there was a
Joshua that was a principal agent in the first settling of Israel in Canaan; here is another of the same name
very active in their second settlement there after the captivity; Jesus is the same name, and it signifies
Savior; so both are figures of Him that was to Come because Christ Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life; and
no man comes before the Father, into the Promised Land--New Jerusalem--but by Christ, born again by the
Holy Spirit 148}. Satan {The Accuser, The Adversary of the brethren 149} was there at the angel’s right
hand, accusing Jeshua of many things {as the usual position of a prosecutor or accuser in court is at the
right hand of the judge, while the left hand of the judge was the position of the defendant; and so Joshua is
a type of Christ in His first coming, and as Satan accuses God’s people and plan of Salvation; but unlike
Satan’s kingdom on earth, which is divided against itself, God’s Kingdom is One--God the Trinity--in
Divine essence and nature, as He is in purpose and in in all things; but as Joshua brought the Israelites into
the Promised Land, so Jeshua’s high priesthood--to mediate between God and the Israelites in the Holy of
Holies--was reestablished by God by His will and purpose, having chosen Israel by His love; just as Jesus
in His second coming will deliver His people into Zion as their Prophet, King, and High Priest before God;
so did Joshua bring Israel into the earthly Promised Land, as Jeshua will bring Israel into the presence of
God in the Holy of Holies--tying the literal, material to the Spiritual; for God’s will will be done on earth as
it is in Heaven 150}. And the LORD {the Lord our Redeemer} said to Satan, ‘I, the LORD {Christ Jesus our
Lord the Creator}, reject your accusations, Satan {as He will reject Satan and cast him to earth, away from
God’s presence, at the middle of the tribulation, just before his being bound in chains for 1000 years; for
God had made an eternal and immutable choice of Israel out of love for her; just as Christ is our intercessor
with God the Father in Heaven sitting at His right hand, or place of honor; so He does for His people Israel;
Christ Jesus Who is God is the same yesterday, today, and forever--Amen and praise God the Trinity; and
here Christ Jesus is the Re-Creator in that He restores Israel to God’s favor; but here a mere shadow of the
new creation born again believers become in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit of God the Trinity; for
Salvation restores men to the presence of God, as here the nation Israel was restored to God’s presence in
the Temple 151}. Yes, the LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem {for God has the names of all His saints
written in the Lambs Book of Life--from before the foundations of the world as well as History--of His
chosen people, literal and Spiritual Israel}, rebukes you {for it is the happiness of the saints that the Judge--
Christ Jesus--is their friend, as Satan is here checked by One that has authority; but even greater than this is
the understanding God’s Salvation is of grace, not of any law; so that the charges of Satan--the Hebrew
term meaning adversary in a law court--are rejected as inadmissible in the court of Christ Jesus Who is our
advocate for His people in the court of Heaven’s justice and stands at the right hand of God supplanting
Satan from his place as accuser; revealing that Jesus is one at the same time God in Heaven while He is
Jesus the Messiah, just as herein typified; for here Jesus is both the accused, and the defrocked Lamb of
God, then the exalted Son in all His glory that was and is eternally His in Heaven as on earth; but veiled for
our Salvation for a time as He walked the earth in His first advent; praise God 152}. This man is like a
burning stick that has been snatched from a fire {for Joshua as high priest 153 represents Jerusalem (vs. 2),
or the elect people, chosen by God, put on its trial, and plucked narrowly out of the fire’... ...by reason of
his own and his people’s sins.…; so a polluted priesthood had brought woe upon Israel; it needed purging;
just as Christ is our High Priest come to purge our sin and present us before God, righteous, without spot or
wrinkle; for He knew the worst about us before He chose us, that He might be glorified among men 154}.’
    Jeshua’s clothing was filthy as he stood there before the angel {in his sins and the sins of Israel; just as
Jesus bore our sin that He would fulfill the law that we might be Saved}. So the angel said to the others
standing there, ‘Take off his filthy clothes.’ And turning to Jeshua he said, ‘See, I have taken away your

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     Jer 23:5-6 Bethany--Jamieson
sins, and now I am giving you these fine new clothes {so God, through Christ’s atoning death here
prophesied, on the cross, provides for the forgiveness of our sin; and for the imputation of the righteousness
of God to all believers by our faith; clothing us in fine white linen in preparation for the marriage supper of
the Lamb; for we, as Jeshua, are unable to Save ourselves; or to remedy our Fallen condition in any way;
not so Christ Who gave up His life that He would take it up again 155}.’ {So here Satan accuses the Jews,
that so consciously polluted a priesthood and people could offer no acceptable sacrifice to God, and
therefore they might as well desist from the building of the temple wherein God would dwell. And so Satan
accuses every man the same so we will desist in accepting Christ’s once for all sacrifice on Calvary’s
Cross. But be not deceived, Satan is right about one thing; we can not Save ourselves because we are not
worthy. For God would that none should perish but that all might have everlasting Life in His presence.
Our sinful condition is but the problem to the answer. So receive God’s Salvation while His arm is
extended; as He will not always strive with man. Today is the day of Salvation! Only the sacrifice of
Christ’s blood can wash your sin, that you may stand in God’s presence for eternity, worthy.}
   Then I said, ‘Please, could he also have a clean turban {mitre} on his head 156?’ So they put a clean
priestly turban on his head and dressed him in new clothes while the angel of the LORD stood by {in
assurance He would become the restored High Priesthood in His Person at His first advent, eliminating the
need for earthly men to be able to mediate between man and God thenceforth; such that if any religious or
secular belief system propagates this mere shadow of Christ--such as the LDS church deceives--it is no
Religion of God; so be not deceived, for Christ’s atoning death on Calvary’s Cross enables all born again
believes to come boldly before the Throne of God, in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit 157}.
   Then the angel of the LORD spoke very solemnly to Jeshua and said, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty
says: If you follow my ways and obey my requirements, then you will be given authority over my Temple
and its courtyards {as Christ will in God’s fullness of time, that we may know Christ is God’s Son--
Material Manifestation--that we may know Christ Jesus is God, Immanuel; and as all born again believers
exercise control of their bodies in service of the Lord, for our bodies are the temple of the Lord in Christ’s
Kingdom of Heaven on earth; as we then also exercise authority in Christ Jesus, by His Spirit, to minister
the gospel, God’s word, to those un-Saved of the world; but none has authority to add to or subtract from
God’s word 158}. I will let you walk in and out of my presence along with these others standing here {the
other Jewish priests with Jeshua; while God’s Glory, His Presence, dwells in the temple’s Holy of Holies,
so too God’s Holy Spirit indwells every born again believer, in Christ Jesus--Who is the Glory of God 159}.
Listen to me, O Jeshua the high priest, and all you other priests. You are symbols of the good things to
come {the priesthood with its various rituals established by the law of Moses being but a foreshadow of
their fulfillment in Jesus the Christ, Immanuel--God with us; so that all born again believers become priests
to speak God’s word to the un-Saved 160}. Soon I am going to bring my servant, the Branch {the Messiah
representing the antitype of the Law--the king, the priesthood, and the prophets of Israel 161}. Now look at
the jewel I have set before Jeshua, a single stone {the literal temple cornerstone; the Messiah, Christ Jesus
being the Spiritual Cornerstone--the Living Stone 162} with seven facets {seven eyes--viz., the watchful
eyes of Jehovah’s providential care ever fixed upon Him; the eye is the symbol of providence: seven, of
perfection; Who not only attracts the eyes of His people, the angels, and God the Father, but emits
illumination so as to direct His people Israel to Him unto Salvation; who gaze upon Him and yet Live,
versus the gaze of Lacan 163}. I will engrave an inscription on it says the LORD Almighty, and I will
remove the sins of this land in a single day {by Christ’s crucifixion, God’s once for all atonement for sin;
as Jeshua and his companions were cleansed, and the nation with them, so Messiah will accomplish all this
for His people in the future; yet efficacious for all men of all ages}. And on that day, says the LORD
Almighty, each of you will invite your neighbor into your home to share your peace and prosperity {as in
the Day of Christ’s second coming ushering in His Millennial Reign of worldly peace and prosperity; that
same Spiritual peace and prosperity endowed to all born again believers, and Israel upon their return from
Babylonian captivity; for all unbelievers are captives of spiritual Babylon 164}.” 16

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   So we can see, as God’s word unfolds, He tells us earthly prophets, priests, and kings are subject to the
failings of this fallen world, their individual weaknesses, deceit of the Devil, and to death and persecution--
even Jesus Christ, when He walked the earth during His first advent, was persecuted and crucified because
such pleased the Father. However, Jesus Christ, through His Spirit indwelling, is the perfect teacher and
judge of Truth, as was Christ Jesus, Immanuel. And thought Jesus suffered on the Cross of Calvary, He did
so willingly that we might have Salvation and that we might have Life eternal. So now He is no longer
subject directly to the law and evil of Satan and man as He was, by God the Father’s will, during His first
coming. And upon His second coming, He will directly rule and reign over the earth, man, and Satan and
his demons as King of kings, Lord of lords; and all people whether Jew or Gentile, young or old, rich or
poor, high or low, master or servant, learned or unlearned; all will bend their knees and bow their heads
before Christ, the Coming One, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah! Then He will fulfill all three roles in
Himself, removing the need for men to fulfill these roles in the world 165.
   And so God, in His Divinely inspired inerrant word, the canonized Bible, begins revealing His prophetic
History in the opening verses of Scripture in the first book of the Bible--Genesis--below, as He does so
poignantly in the biblical Scripture quoted, with commentary, above. Revealing Himself through His Son,
Jesus the Christ, Immanuel, that we may know He is God; and to know, by faith, His loving redemption and
Salvation; to know His Son’s atoning sacrifice for mankind on the Cross on Calvary; that we may be in His
presence for eternity, and defeat self, sin, death, Satan, and Gehenna--which was made for Satan and his
demons, not man 166!
   For the Time of the Gentiles is the time appointed of God for all men, because of Christ’s first advent
and the sending of the Holy Spirit to His Church, to come to Him unto Salvation while Christ Jesus tarries.
After which its fullness has come, and the nation of Israel, the Jewish people, are brought into the Church
of Jesus Christ of born again believers--into the Kingdom of Heaven--as God has purposed by His will 167!
For Christ’s sacrifice is God’s supreme Revelation of His agape love for mankind; His justification to men
for showing His grace and mercy since Adam and Eve, and for His judgment of those who reject His
Salvation--for the edification of men that they might be drawn to Himself. All purposed by God from
before the foundation of the world.
   And so starts God’s word, the canonized Bible:
   “In the beginning {b r’ eshith--out of eternity--before the creative acts mentioned in this chapter; all was
eternity, without time} God {Elohim, the plural form of El, or Eloah, implying a plurality of Persons in the
Divine Nature--a uni-plural noun suggesting God the Trinity; being a noun plural in form, but it is used
with a verb in the singular; as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit appear throughout
canonized biblical Scripture; and all throughout Scripture claiming to be the One and Only God, the One
and Only Godhead; as Jesus Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison
within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies,
Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word
speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old
Testament that none should have excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in
God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or
physically} the Father”. 168} created {bara, miraculously, absolutely new, from nothing; expressing the
commencement of the existence, the substance or eth, of a thing, any thing; the particle eth signifying the
substance of the thing; and bara, He created, being joined in the singular number with this plural noun--
Elohim--has been considered as pointing out the unity of the Divine Persons in this work of creation; as in
the ever-blessed Trinity, from the infinite and indivisible unity of the Persons, there can be but one Will,
one purpose, and one infinite and uncontrollable energy Therefrom created 169} the heaven and the earth
{hashshamayim; by His Word which emanates the life sustaining spectrum of electro-magnetic energy
infused into the universe--His creation--just as quantum physics’ String Theory tells us; so God in the
beginning created the substance of the heavens and the substance of the earth, i.e., the prima materia, or
first elements, out of which the heavens and the earth were successively formed in six literal days 170}. The
earth was empty {bohu, void, vain; just as Christ emptied Himself 171}, a formless {without form, tohu--
chaotic state of} mass {in confusion and disorder; all matter having come forth from the amplitudes of
energy by His Word; at first without arrangement, or any distinction of parts: a vast collection of
indescribably confused materials, of nameless entities strangely mixed; but when this congeries of
elementary principles was brought together, God was pleased to spend six days in assimilating, assorting,
and arranging the materials, out of which He built up, not only the earth, but the whole of the universe; just
as God in Christ was pleased to dwell fully in the body of Christ Jesus formed by God 172} cloaked in
darkness {without God’s Light of Holy Sanctification 173}. And the Spirit of God was hovering over its
surface {Ruah Elohim...m rahepet--energizing the waters with His life-infusing electro-magnetic energy, as
a hen brooding over her new-born; expressing that tremulous motion made by the hen while either hatching
her eggs or fostering her young; signifying here the communicating of a vital or prolific principle to the
waters; by God’s Holy Spirit working on the dead and discordant elements, combined, arranged, and
ripened them into a state adapted for being the scene of a new creation of God; as Christ Jesus, in the womb
of Mary, became God’s embodiment of His new creation, His re-creation, by which all men might be
Saved; as He took on the body formed by God with the Spirit of God without limit or measure indwelling
this body after the likeness of sinful flesh, but not sinful flesh of men--fully God and fully Man, The Son of
Man; for our edification and God’s glory, for Christ Jesus was from eternity with Jehovah Elohim-Kurios
Theos; for Christ Jesus is God; so men must be born again by God’s Spirit, because only God’s Spirit can
give Life to dead matter--so we must die to self, Spiritually, and then die physically for the born again state
to be fully realized, so we can stand in the very presence of God for eternity and Live--not only in our
spiritual soul, but in our new glorified bodies as well; so too Jesus the Man physically and Spiritually died
on the Cross on Calvary that men may know the Way, the Truth, and the Life 174}. Then God said {by His
Word, which is Christ Jesus--for nothing was created that was not created by Him 175}, ‘Let there be light’
{for God is Light--His Holiness setting apart to His service, sanctifying by freeing from sin, superseding
darkness; so as God has diffused the matter of caloric or latent heat through every part of nature, without
which there could be neither vegetation nor animal life, it is caloric or latent heat which is principally
intended by the original word; and therefore according with quantum physics’ String Theory which tells us
visible heat light came into existence sometime after the so-called big bang; for visible light was created,
made visible or to appear, by the resulting atmospherics 176}, and there was light {for Christ Jesus is the
Light of the world 177}. And {then} God saw that it was good {pleasingly of and pleasing to God, readied
for His purpose 178}. Then he separated the light from the darkness {into the, now, dichotomous universe}.
God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness ‘night’ {ending the reign of darkness, bringing the first day}.
Together these made up one ‘day’ {one creative day for God--the morning [the beginning of a creative day
for God] and the evening [the end of a creative day for God] were the first day--Sunday}. {The supposition
that God formed all things out of a preexisting, eternal nature is certainly absurd, for if there had been an
eternal nature besides an eternal God, there must have been two self-existing, independent, and eternal
beings, which is a most palpable contradiction. For there can be only One Eternal Absolute Sovereign
Being. There can not be two at one time; nor one before and now one after. Only One Eternally! The only
option left, for there to be two gods simultaneously, is if both gods are not Absolute Sovereigns; which puts
the whole idea of Salvation in question--voila, for this is Satan’s design--leading to men without hope so
they might as well live for this earth as long as it lasts. This false notion justifies concern for the power--
actually his circumscribed power by God’s providence--that deceives men into allegiance to Satan when he
is powerless in and of himself. For Satan’s destruction by the Absolute Sovereign, Jehovah Elohim-Kurios
Theos, is certain and prophesied in advance. It is also by this absurd notion Satan deceives men by
therefore pitting both ends against the middle or Middle--Who is Christ Jesus--which will be explained
more fully later in this book. As this seemingly futile struggle then gives way to dialectical synthesis of
Satan, without hope, and deceives men from Christ Who is the embodiment of our hope. For Christ Jesus is
the Way, Truth, and the Life by which men come before the Father to Live in His presence for eternity. 179}
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     Gen 1:1-5
   Let us pause here to meditate on God’s word thus far. Just five verses into History. Let us pause here to
see the absolute Truth contained therein. For in these first five verses, of canonized biblical Scripture, are
contained the method of God’s providence and grace. The Creator, Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos, could
have made His work perfect at first, but by this gradual proceeding He would show what is, ordinarily, the
method of His providence and grace that we might know Him, and His Son sent into this creation to re-
create it; to reconcile it to God the Father, by the Holy Spirit. And to show the Truth of the Spiritual battle
we are in by God’s loving grace and mercy that none should perish, but that all might call on the Name of
the Lord Christ Jesus and be Saved, eternally in God’s presence as He unfolds His love unceasingly. To
show God is the same yesterday, today, and forever 180.
   And to show Jesus the Christ is that Same God. And that without God’s presence man is subjected to the
dominion of evil embodied in Satan’s unholy trinitarian system of religio-political-economic tyranny unto
death and eternity in Hell. Hell is represented in Is 34:9-11 as a place without God. And to dispel this same
unholy trinitarian system to come in the chapters of this book. To dispel any and all doctrines of demons
beginning with such deceived understandings as have been forced from Gen 1:2-3, Gen 6, and 6:4 note SC
along with Job 1:6-12, 2:1-7; Jude v. 9; Gen 14:5 Def. SB and others, that have been forced to speak of
demonic power and dominion to negating the very Saving power and wisdom of God’s very Salvation in
His Son that He assures us by His Absolute Sovereignty as Jn 1:12, Rom 8:14 speak 181.
   “II. The work of creation in its embryo, v. 2, where we have an account of the first matter and the first
mover.
   1. A chaos was the first matter. It is here called the earth; it is also called the deep, both for its vastness
and because the waters which were afterwards separated from the earth were now mixed with it. The
Creator could have made his work perfect at first, but by this gradual proceeding he would show what is,
ordinarily, the method of his providence and grace. Observe the description of this chaos. (1) There was
nothing in it desirable to be seen, for it was without form and void. Tohu and Bohu, confusion and
emptiness; so these words are rendered, Isa. xxxiv. 11. To those who have their hearts in heaven this lower
world, in comparison with that upper, still appears to be nothing but confusion and emptiness. (2) If there
had been anything desirable to be seen, yet there was no light to see it by; for darkness, thick darkness, was
upon the face of the deep. This chaos represents the state of an unregenerate graceless soul: there is
disorder, confusion, and every evil work; it is empty of all good, for it is without God; it is dark till
almighty grace effects a blessed change.” 18
   And so, I pray thee; pay close attention to the following commentaries of Scripture that follow that you
may see what the Lord God of creation and re-creation has to say to His Church and the world about the
Trinity and Their Salvation.
   “5. The oldest MSS. read, ‘Have this mind in you….’ He does not put forward himself (see Note, vs. 4,
and ch. 1:24) as an example, but Christ, THE ONE pre-eminently who sought not His own, but ‘humbled
Himself’ (vs. 8), first in taking on Him our nature, secondly, in humbling Himself further in that nature
(Rom 15:3). 6. Translate, ‘Who subsisting (or existing, viz., originally: the Greek is not the simple
substantive verb, to be) in the form of God (the divine essence is not meant: but the external self-
manifesting characteristics of God, the form shining forth from His glorious essence. The divine nature had
infinite BEAUTY in itself, even without any creature contemplating that beauty: that beauty was ‘the form
of God’; as ‘the form of a servant’ (vs. 7), which is in contrasted opposition to it, takes for granted the
existence of His human nature, so ‘the form of God’ takes for granted His divine nature [BENGEL], cf.
John 5:37; 17:5; Col. 1:15, ‘Who is the IMAGE of the invisible God’ at a time before ‘every creature,’ II
Corinthians 4:4, esteemed (the same Greek verb as in vs. 3) His being on an equality with God ‘no (act of)
robbery’ or self arrogation; claiming to one’s self what does not belong to him…. …the antithesis is not
between His being on an equality with God, and His emptying Himself; for He never emptied Himself of
the fulness of His Godhead, or His ‘BEING on an equality with God;’ but between His being ‘in the FORM
(i.e., the outward glorious self-manifestation) of God,’ and His ‘taking on Him the form of a servant,’

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whereby He in a great measure emptied Himself of His predecent ‘form,’ or outward self-manifesting glory
as God. Not ‘looking on His own things’ (vs. 4), He, though existing in the form of God, He esteemed it no
robbery to be on an equality with God, yet made Himself of no reputation. ‘Being on an equality with
God,’ is not identical with ‘subsisting in the form of God,’ the latter expresses the external characteristics,
majesty, and beauty of the Deity, which ‘He emptied Himself of,’ to assume ‘the form of a servant’; the
former, ‘His BEING,’ or NATURE, His already existing STATE OF EQUALITY WITH God, both the
Father and the Son having the same ESSENCE. A glimpse of Him ‘in the form of God,’ previous to His
incarnation, was given to Moses (Exod. 24:10, 11; {Ex. 24:10, 11 SC c}), Aaron, etc. 7. Made himself of
no reputation, and …and--rather as the Greek, ‘emptied Himself, taking upon him the form of a servant,
being made in the likeness of men.’ The two latter clauses (there being no conjunctions, ‘and --and,’ in the
Greek) expresses in what Christ’s ‘emptying of Himself’ consists, viz., in ‘taking the form of a servant’
(Note, Heb. 10:5; cf. Exod. 21:5, 6, and Ps. 40:6, proving that it was at the time when He assumed a body,
He took ‘the form of a servant’), and in order to explain how He took ‘the form of a servant,’ there is
added, by ‘being made in the likeness of men.’ His subjection to the law (Luke 2:21; Gal. 4:4) and to His
parents (Luke 2:51), His low state as a carpenter, and carpenter’s reputed son (Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3), His
betrayal for the price of a bond-servant (Exod 21:32), and slave-like death to relieve us from the slavery of
sin and death, finally and chiefly, His servant-like dependence as man on God, while His divinity was not
outwardly manifested (Isa. 49: 3, 7), are all marks of His ‘form as a servant.’ This proves: (1) He was in the
form of a servant as soon as He was made man. (2) He was ‘in the form of God’ before He was ‘in the form
of a servant.’ (3) He did as really subsist in the divine nature, as in the form of a servant, or in the nature of
man. For He was as much ‘in the form of God’ as ‘in the form of a servant’; and was so in the form of God
as ‘to be on an equality with God’; He therefore could have been none other than God; for God saith, ‘To
whom will ye liken Me and make Me equal?’ (Isa. 46:5), [BISHOP PEARSON]. His emptying Himself
presupposes His previous plenitude of Godhead (John 1:14; Col 1:19; 2:9). He remained full of this; yet He
bore Himself as if He were empty. 8. Being found in fashion as a man--being already, by His ‘emptying
Himself’,’ in the form of a servant, or likeness of man (Rom. 8:3), ‘He humbled Himself (still further by)
becoming obedient even unto death…, and that the death of the cross.’ ‘Fashion’ expresse3s that He had the
outward guise, speech, and look. In vs. 7, in the Greek, the emphasis is on Himself (which stands before the
Greek verb), ‘He emptied Himself,’ His divine self, viewed in respect to what He had heretofore been; in
vs. 8 the emphasis is on ‘humbled’ (which stands before the Greek ‘Himself’); He not only ‘emptied
Himself; of His previous ‘form of God,’ but submitted to positive HUMILIATION. He ‘became obedient,’
viz., to God, as His ‘servant’ (Rom. 5:19; Heb. 5:8). Therefore ‘God’ is said to ‘exalt’ Him (vs. 9), even as
it was God to whom He became voluntarily ‘obedient.’ ‘Even unto death’ expresses the climax of His
obedience (John 10:18). 9. Wherefore--as the just consequence of His self-humiliation and obedience (Ps.
8:5, 6; 110:1, 7; Matt. 28:18; Luke 24:26; John 5:27; 10:17; Rom. 14:9; Eph. 1:20-22; Heb. 2:9). An
intimation, that if we would hereafter be exalted, we too must, after His example. Now humble ourselves
(vss. 3, 5; ch. 3:21; I Pet. 5:5, 6) Christ emptied Christ; God exalted Christ as man to equality with God
[BENGEL]. highly exalted Greek, ‘super-eminently exalted’ (Eph. 4:10). given him--Greek, ‘bestowed on
Him.’ a name--along with the corresponding reality, glory and majesty. which--Translate, (viz.), ‘that
which is above every name.’ The name ‘JESUS’ (v. 10), which is even now in glory His name of honor
(Acts 9:5). ‘Above’ not only men, but angels (Eph. 1:21)…. …‘Whosoever shall call upon the name of the
Lord (i.e., whosoever shall call on the Lord in His revealed character) shall be saved’ (Rom. 10:13; I Cor.
1:2); ‘all that call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord (cf. II Tim. 2:22). of things in heaven--angels.
They worship Him not only as God, but as the ascended God-man, “Jesus” (Eph. 1:21; Heb. 1:6; I Pet.
3:22)…. In every way He shall be acknowledged as Lord (no longer as “servant,” vs. 7). As none can fully
do so ‘but by the Holy Ghost’ (I Cor. 12:3),… to the glory of God the Father--the grand end of Christ’s
mediatorial office and kingdom, which shall cease when this end shall have been fully realized (John 5:19-
23, 30; 17:1, 4-7; I Cor. 15:24-28.” 182” 19

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     Phil 2:5-11 Bethany/Jamieson et. al.
    Can we not see God’s word is telling us Jesus the Christ, Messiah, is Creator and Re-Creator of men and
nature? That He proceeded in like manner in both 183? That there is no other Mediator between God and
man but the God-Man Christ Jesus? The Mediator that was willing to experience what His creation
experiences because of His handiwork. Because He desires to bless men whosoever will but call on His
Name and be blessed by Him forevermore! Praise God that He loves us so!
    “This prophecy describes the melancholy changes that are often made by the divine Providence, in
countries, cities, palaces, and families. Places that have flourished go to decay. We know not where to find
the places where many great towns, celebrated in history, once stood. It describes the judgments which are
the just punishment which God will inflict when the year of the redeemed has come, and the year of
recompenses for the controversy of Zion. Those that aim to ruin the church can never do that, but will
infallibly ruin themselves.
    I. The country shall become like a lake of Sodom, v. 9, 10. The streams thereof, that watered the land and
refreshed the inhabitants, shall now be turned into pitch, shall be congealed. The dust thereof shall be
turned into brimstone; so combustible has sin made their land that it shall take fire at the first spark of
God’s wrath. It shall burn continually, and shall not be quenched night nor day. The torment of those in
hell, or that have a hell within them in their own consciences, is without interruption. As long as there are
provoking sinners on earth, from one generation to another, it will be found, how light soever man make of
it, that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
    II. The cities shall become like old decayed houses, deserted, being commonly possessed by beasts of
prey or birds of ill omen. God shall mark them for ruin and destruction. He shall stretch out upon Bozrah
the line of confusion with the stones or plummets of emptiness, v. 11. The confusion and emptiness that
shall overspread the face of the whole country shall be like that of the whole earth when it was Tohu and
Bohu (the very words here used)--without form and void. Gen. i. 2. Sin will soon turn a paradise into a
chaos, and sully the beauty of the whole creation. When there is confusion there will soon be emptiness.
Their great men shall be all cut off, and none of them shall dare to appear (v. 12): They shall call the nobles
of the kingdom to take care of the arduous affairs which lie before them, but none shall be there.
    III. Even the houses of state shall become as wildernesses (v. 13);…
    IV. They shall become the residence and rendezvous of fearful beasts and birds…. That which was a
court for princes shall now be for owls or ostriches, v. 14.… What a dismal change sin makes; it turns a
fruitful land into barrenness, a frequented city into a wilderness.
    V. Here is an assurance given of the accomplishment of this prediction (v. 16, 17): Seek you out of the
book of the Lord and read. What God’s word has appointed his Spirit will effect and bring about, for no
word of God shall fall to the ground. There is an exact order and proportion observed: He has cast the lot
for these birds and beasts, so that each one shall know his place. They shall not bread their ranks, neither
shall one thrust another. Jerusalem of old recovered itself out of its ruins, till it gave place to the gospel
Jerusalem, which may be brought low, but shall be rebuilt, and shall continue till it give place to the
heavenly Jerusalem (Is 34:9-17 Beth/Jamieson et. al. and Is 34:1-15 Beth/Clarke).” 20
    For it is in these Scriptures, in the Book of Isaiah, we see, again God’s non-superfluous redundancy of
absolute Truth; in that from nothing, but once again in the state of tohu and bohu because of sin, emptiness
and confusion, come God’s glorious Salvation to man--Christ Jesus--that all creation will enjoy. For God’s
Salvation plan to send His Son was from before the foundation of the world unto man. Because there is no
darkness in Him; only light everlasting. And because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God
the Trinity is Absolute Sovereign of creation and beyond! He changeth not! He who has ears, let him hear
the word of the Lord. For Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos is our Creator, our Redeemer and Savior. It is by
Him we are created, and have the offer to be born again; to be re-created in His image for eternity, having
Fallen from His presence by the act of our rebellious, sinful self-focused will instead of the good will of
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   And we see the unholy trinitarian system of deceit of God’s word is only present when God, by His
loving grace and mercy allows it to be that He may be glorified. But that God will destroy all darkness and
evil with His creative and re-creative wisdom and power exemplified by Christ’s crucifixion and
resurrection in this Fallen material creation, which for a time, but for a season, is the dominion of Satan and
his kingdom on earth 184. For Jesus the Christ, the God-Man; that we might know by experience the Truth
of God, His creation, and His Salvation. And not be afraid of death. But to see that without dying to our
flesh, materially and Spiritually in the Way--as Christ--we can not obtain the prize of eternal Life. For
eternal Life in God’s presence can only come by Jesus the Christ--the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And we
see this in I Cor 1:17-25 as Paul tells us by comparison man’s wisdom makes this Truth of God void
because man’s wisdom is without God. And anything without God is tohu and bohu!
   “15. They who have experienced in themselves ‘redemption’ (vs. 14), know Christ in the glorious
character here described, as above the highest angels to whom the false teachers (ch. 2:18) taught worship
was to be paid. Paul describes Him: (1) in relation to God and creation (vss. 15-17); (2) in relation to the
Church (vss. 18-20). As the former regards Him as the Creator (vss. 15, 16) and the Sustainer (vs. 17) of
the natural world; so the latter, as the source and stay of the new moral creation. image--exact likeness and
perfect Representative. Adam was made ‘in the image of God’ (Gen 1:27). But Christ, the second Adam,
perfectly reflected visibly ‘the invisible God’ (I Tim. 1:17), whose glories the first Adam only in part
represented. ‘Image’ (eicon) involves ‘likeness’ (homoiosis); but ‘likeness’ does not involve ‘image.’
‘Image’ always supposes a prototype, which it not merely resembles, but from which it is drawn: the exact
counterpart, as the reflection of the sun in the water: the child the living image of the parent. ‘Likeness’
implies mere resemblance, not the exact counterpart and derivation as ‘image’ expresses; hence it is
nowhere applied to the Son, while ‘image’ is here, cf. I Corinthians 11:7 [TRENCH]. (John 1:18; 14:9; II
Cor. 4:4; I Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:3.) Even before His incarnation He was the image of the invisible God, as the
Word (John 1:1-3) by whom God created the worlds, and by whom God appeared to the patriarchs. Thus
His essential character as always ‘the image of God,’(1) before the incarnation, (2) in the days of His flesh,
and (3) now in His glorified state, is, I think, contemplated here by the verb ‘is.’ firstborn of every
creature--Hebrews 1:6, ‘the first begotten’: ‘begotten of His Father before all worlds’ [NICENE Creed].
Priority and superlative dignity is implied (Ps. 89:27). English Version might seem to favor Arianism, as if
Christ were a creature. Translate, ‘Begotten (lit. born) before every creature’ as the context shows, which
gives the reason why He is so designated. ‘For…’ (vss. 16, 17) [TRENCH]. This expression is understood
by Origen (so far is the Greek from favoring Socinian or Arian views) as declaring the Godhead of Christ,
and is used by Him as a phrase to mark that Godhead, in contrast with His manhood (B. 2., sec. contra
Celsus). The Greek does not strictly admit ALFORD’S translation, ‘the first-born of all creation.’ 16. For--
Greek, ‘Because.’ This gives the proof that He is not included in the things created, but is the ‘first-
begotten’ before ‘every creature’ (vs. 15), begotten as ‘the Son of God’s love’ (vs. 13), antecedently to all
other emanations: ‘for’ all these other emanations come from Him, and whatever was created, was created
by Him. by him--rather as Greek, ‘in Him’: as the conditional element, pre-existent and all-including: the
creation of all thins BY Him is expressed afterwards, and is a different fact from the present one, though
implied in it [ALFORD]. God revealed Himself in the Son, the Word of the Father, before all created
existence (vs. 15).
   all things--Greek, ‘the universe of things.’ That the new creation is not meant in this verse (as Socinians
interpret), is plain; for angels, who are included in the catalogue, were not new created by Christ; and he
does not speak of the new creation till vs. 18. The creation ‘of the things that are in the heavens’ (so Greek)
includes the creation of the heavens themselves: the former are rather named, since the inhabitants are more
noble than their dwellings. Heaven and earth and all that is in them (I Chron. 29:11; Neh. 9:6; Rev. 10:6).
invisible--the world of spirits…. The existence of various orders of angels is established by this passage.
all things--Greek, ‘the whole universe of things.’… …‘have been created.’ In the former case the creation
was viewed as a past act at a point of time, or as done once for all; here it is viewed, not merely as one
historic act of creation in the past, but as the permanent result now and eternally continuing. by him--as the
instrumental Agent (John 1:3). for him--as the grand End of creation; containing in Himself the reason why
creation is at all, and why it is as it is [ALFORD]. He is the final cause as well as the efficient cause.
                  17. (John 8:58.) Translate as Greek ‘And He Himself (the great HE) is (implying divine
essential being) before all things,’ in time, as well as in dignity. Since He is before all things, He is before
even time, i.e., from eternity. Cf. ‘the first-born of every creature’ (vs. 15). by him--Greek, ‘IN HIM’ (as
the conditional element of existence, vs. 16) [ALFORD]. consist--‘subsist.’ Not only are called into being
from nothing, but are maintained in their present state. The Son of God is the Conserver, as well as the
Creator of all things [PEARSON]. BENGEL less probably explains, ‘All things in Him come together into
one system: the universe found its completion in Him’ (Isa. 41:4; Rev. 22:13). CF. as to GOD, Romans
11:36: similar language; therefore Christ must be God. 18. Revelation of Christ to the Church and the new
creation, as the Originator of both. he--emphatically. Not angels in opposition to the false teachers’
doctrine concerning angel-worship, and the power of (Eons or (imaginary) spirit-emanations from God (ch.
2:10, 18). head of the body, the church--The Church is His body by virtue of His entering into
communion corporeally with human nature [NEANDER], (Eph. 1:22). The same One who is the Head of
all things and beings by creation, is also, by virtue of being ‘the first-born from the dead,’ and so ‘the first-
fruits’ of the new creation among men, the Head of the Church. who is--i.e., in that He is the Beginning
[ALFORD].
the beginning--viz., of the new creation, as of the old (Prov. 8:22; John 1:1; cf. Rev. 1:8); the beginning of
the Church of the first-born (Heb. 12:23), as being Himself the ‘first-born from the dead’ (Acts 26:23; I
Cor. 15:20, 23). Christ’s primogeniture is threefold: (1) From eternity the ‘first-begotten’ of the Father (vs.
15); (2) As the first-born of His mother (Matt. 1:25); (3) As the Head of the Church, mystically begotten of
the Father, as it were to a new life, on the day of His resurrection, which is His ‘regeneration,’ even as His
people’s coming resurrection will be their ‘regeneration’ (i.e., the resurrection which was begun in the soul,
extended to the body and to the whole creation, Romans 8:21, 22) (Matt. 19:28; Acts 13:33; Rev 1:5).
Sonship and resurrection are similarly connected (Luke 20:36; Rom 1:4; 8:23; I John 3:2). Christ by rising
from the dead is the efficient cause (I Cor. 15:22), as having obtained the power, and the exemplary cause,
as being the pattern (Mic. 2:13; Rom. 6:5; Phil. 3:21), of our resurrection: the resurrection of ‘the Head’
involves consequentially that of the members. that in all things--He resumes the ‘all things’ (vs. 20). he
might have the pre-eminence--Greek, ‘He Himself may (thus) become the One holding the first place.’ or,
‘take the precedency.’ Both ideas are included, priority in time and priority in dignity: now in the
regenerated world, as before in the world of creation (vs. 15). ‘Begotten before every creature, or ‘first-
born of every creature’ (Ps. 89:27; John 3:13). 19. Greek, ‘(God) was well pleased….’ in him--i.e. in the
Son (Matt. 3:17). all fulness--rather as Greek, ‘all the fulness,’ viz., of God, whatever divine excellence is
in God the Father (ch. 2:9; Eph. 3:19; cf. John 1:16; 3:34). The Gnostics used the term ‘fulness,’ for the
assemblage of emanations, or angelic posers, coming from God. The Spirit presciently by Paul warns the
Church, that the true ‘fulness’ dwells in Christ alone. This assigns the reason why Christ takes precedence
of every creature (vs. 15). For two reasons Christ is Lord of the Church: (1) Because the fulness of the
divine attributes (vs. 19) dwells in Him, and so He has the power to govern the universe; (2) Because (vs.
20) what He has done for the Church gives Him the right to preside over it. should…dwell--as in a temple
(John 2:21). This indwelling of the Godhead in Christ is the foundation of the reconciliation by Him
[BENGEL]. Hence the ‘and’ (vs. 20) connects as cause and effect the two things, the Godhead in Christ,
and the reconciliation by Christ. 20. The Greek order is, ‘And through Him (Christ) to reconcile again
completely (see Note, Eph. 2:16) all things (Greek ‘the whole universe of things’) unto Himself (unto God
the Father, II Cor. 5:19), having made peace (God the Father having made peace) through the blood of His
(Christ’s) cross,’ i.e., shed by Christ on the cross: the price and pledge of our reconciliation with God. The
Scripture phrase, ‘God reconciles man to Himself,’ implies that He takes away by the blood of Jesus the
barrier which God’s justice interposes against man’s being in union with God (cf. Note, Rom. 5:10; II Cor.
5:18). So the LXX, I Samuel 29:4, ‘Wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master,’ i.e., reconcile
his master unto him by appeasing his wrath. So Matthew 5:23, 24. by him--‘through Him’ (the
instrumental agent in the new creation, as in the original creation): emphatically repeated, to bring the
person of Christ, as the Head of both creations alike, into prominence. things in earth…in heaven--Good
angels, in one sense, do not need reconciliation to God; fallen angels are excluded from it (Jude 6)…. Of
course, His reconciling us, and His reconciling them, must be by a different process, as He took not on Him
the nature of angels, so as to offer a propitiation for them. But the effect of redemption on them, as He is
their Head as well as ours, is that they are thereby brought nearer God, and so gain in increase of
blessedness [ALFORD], and larger views of the love and wisdom of God (Eph. 3:10). All creation subsists
in Christ, all creation is therefore affected by His propitiation: sinful creation is strictly ‘reconciled’ from its
enmity; sinless creation, comparatively distant from His unapproachable purity (Job 4:18; 15:15: 25:5), is
lifted into nearer participation of Him, and in this wider sense is reconciled.
                    21. The Colossians are included in this general reconciliation (cf. Eph. 2:1, 12).
sometime--‘once.’ alienated--from God and salvation: objectively banished from God, through the barrier
which God’s justice interposed against your sin: subjectively estranged through the alienation of your own
wills from God. The former is the prominent thought (cf. Rom. 5:18), as the second follows, ‘enemies in
your mind.’ ‘Actual alienation makes habitual ‘enemies’’ [BENGEL]. in your mind--Greek, ‘in your
wicked works’ (wicked works were the element in which your enmity subsisted). yet now--
Notwithstanding the former alienation, now that Christ has come, God hath completely reconciled, or
restored to His friendship again (so the Greek, cf. Note, vs. 20). 22. In the body of his flesh--the element
in which His reconciling sufferings had place. Cf. vs. 24, ‘afflictions of Christ in my flesh’ (I Pt. 2:24).
Angels who have not a ‘body of flesh’ are not in any way our reconciling mediators, as your false teachers
assert, but He, the Lord of angels, who has taken our flesh, that in it He might atone for our fallen
manhood. through death--rather as Greek, ‘through His death’ (which could only take place in a body like
ours, of flesh, Heb. 2:14). This implies He took on Him our true and entire manhood. Flesh is the sphere in
which His human sufferings could have place (cf. vs. 24; Eph. 2:15). to present you--(Eph. 5:27). The end
of His reconciling atonement by unblamable…unreprovable--negatively. ‘Without blemish’…. in his
sight--in God’s sight, at Christ’s appearing…. 23. If--‘Assuming that…’: not otherwise shall ye be so
presented at His appearing (vs. 22)…. settled--‘steadfast.’…‘settled’ their own steadfastness (I Pt. 5:10)….
not moved away--by the false teachers. the hope of the gospel--(Eph. 1:18). which ye have
heard…which was preached to every creature….whereof I…am…a minister--Three arguments against
their being ‘moved away from the Gospel’; (1) Their having heard it; (2) The universality of the preaching
of it; (3) Paul’s ministry in it. For ‘to (Greek, ‘in’) every creature,’ the oldest MSS. Read, ‘in all creation.’
Cf. ‘in all the world,’ vs. 6;…if you be moved from it, ye will desert the teaching of the recognized
ministers of the Gospel for unauthorized false teachers.” 185.” 21
   As we can see from the above commentaries, God’s word is telling us God the Father and God the Son
are One in Nature and Essence. That through Jesus the Christ were all things created and that nothing was
created that was not created by Christ Jesus; for the glory of God the Father. And that Jesus will re-create
man and His creation in the image of God, reconciled back to God for eternity. And that the same God, the
One and Only God, is Creator and Re-Creator. He used the same process to create in the beginning as He
did and is doing to re-create man and the natural creation. That we might be assured in that Salvation
wrought by His blood on the Cross on Calvary and to dispel the deceit of Satan--that none should perish but
that all might have eternal Life in New Jerusalem.
   But without the presence and providence of this Same God, man and matter are subject to the chaos and
emptiness of evil embodied in Satan. And nothing Good can come from it which is not only created, but
also formed by God for His purpose to reveal the Glory of God in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit. But that
we will be delivered from Satan by the very Power and Wisdom of God, which is Christ Jesus and Him
crucified 186. And that it is only by the loving grace and mercy of God, tempered only by His justice we are
made righteous in His sight; by Christ Jesus Who Is our Righteousness. For Christ is our All in all.
   So let all who hear the word of the Lord say: “Even so, Come Lord Jesus”. And all God’s people said:
“Come soon, Lord Jesus”. For the Holy Spirit is the earnest of Your coming to take Your own; that where

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     Col 1:15-23 Bethany/Jamieson et. al.
You are we may be also. Halleluiah to the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world! Who is
eternally lovingly gracious and merciful to whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord unto Salvation.
For we will not see your judgment.
   And so we now continue with God’s creation narrative for our edification. That we may know Him and
His Son, by the Holy Spirit.
   “And God said, ‘Let there be space between the waters, to separate water from water {as God raqia,
beat out, pressed out so as to extend over a wide surface, an expanse above the earth; the firmament}.’ And
so it was. God made this space {of atmosphere, the very air we breathe} to separate the waters above from
the waters below {and so the waters in the heavens are held, by God’s power through Christ Jesus, in
abeyance to be distributed into the waters below as rain on earth according to God’s grace in love for His
creation; just as for what God requires of us He Himself works in us, or it is not done; as He that commands
faith, holiness, and love, creates them by the power of His grace and His word--the Living Word Christ
Jesus 187}. And God called the space ‘sky’ {a spreading out as the curtains of a tent or pavilion; for in like
manner God instructed Moses to build Him a tabernacle (?), and then Solomon to build Him a Temple (?),
which too included a curtain as a veil to separate God from man--as Jesus’ glory was veiled in His human
body; to protect sinful man from God’s Glory until God’s plan of Salvation reconciles man and His
creation to Himself through Christ Jesus; Whose atoning death on Calvary’s Cross caused the tearing of
that veil for born again believers to experience God’s presence in the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit--our
earnest of Heaven 188}. This happened on the second day {Monday}. 22
   “Hitherto the power of the Creator had been employed about the upper part of the visible world; the light
of heaven was kindled, and the firmament of heaven fixed: but now he descends to this lower world, the
earth, which was designed for the children of men, designed both for their habitation and for their
maintenance....” 23
   “And God said, ‘Let the waters beneath the sky be gathered into one place so dry ground may appear
189
    .’ And so it was. God named the dry ground ‘land’ and the water ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good
{that His own works were beautiful and perfect in their kind, weight and measure; again perfect and entire,
lacking nothing}. Then God said {by His express command; by His Word--Jesus Christ, Immanuel--He
speaks}, ‘Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant {not called into existence
in the same way as the light and the air; they were made to grow, and they grew as they do still out of the
ground--not, however, by the slow process of vegetation, but through the Divine power, without rain, dew,
or any process of labor--sprouting up and flourishing in a single day--the soil being clothed with verdure;
providing food for living creatures}. And let there be trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. The seeds will then
produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came {whose seed was in itself, with the power of
multiplying itself ad infinitum as did Adam with mankind’s seed--until God’s good timing to reconcile us
to Himself; His creation having Fallen thence 190}.’ And so it was. The land was filled with seed-bearing
plants and trees, and their seeds produced plants and trees of like kind {adaptation possible within kind;
not evolution from one kind to another either incrementally, or by leaps}. And God saw that it was good.
This all happened on the third day.
   And God said, ‘Let bright lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. They will be signs
to mark off the seasons {stars, their places in relation to the rotating earth to mark the seasons; lunar
calendrical cyclical time to record sacred events; deceitfully co-opted by Satan in worship of creation such
as astrology, mystical cycle theories of all manner and variety, et. al.; yet turned to good to them who love
God and are called to His purpose 191}, the days, and the years {solar calendrical, linear, time recording
civil events; the march of history, God’s History 192}. Let their light shine down upon the earth as continual
tokens of God’s tender care for man, and as standing proofs of His continual miraculous interference; for so
the Hebrew word oth is often used; for is it not the almighty energy of God that upholds them in being}.’
And so it was. For God made two great lights, the sun and the moon, to shine down upon the earth. The

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     Gen 1:6-8
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     Gen 1:9-13 Bethany--Matthew Henry
greater one, the sun, presides during the day {over Spiritual light and liberty; and of God’s prophetic linear
time, and law of the New Covenant--the law of liberty, the Law of Christ--being but the foreshadowing of
the New Jerusalem; the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Jesus the Christ at His second coming and the coming
of God’s Kingdom on earth, as it is in Heaven 193}; the lesser one, the moon, presides through the night
{and over spiritual darkness and the law; of God’s prophetic circular time and events of the Old Covenant;
being but the foreshadowing of the True Light veiled in the darkness of sin--our Messiah, Jesus the Christ,
at His first coming}. He also made the stars {not to make us astronomers, but to lead us to God, and make
us saints 194}. God set these lights in the heavens to light the earth, to govern the day and the night and to
separate the light from the darkness {but this all was, as it were, a chaos of light, scattered and confused,
but now it was collected and modeled, and so rendered both more glorious and more serviceable; as God is
the God of order, and not of confusion; and as He is Light, so He is the Father and former of lights; so
Christ is the Light of the world, as born again believers are lesser lights in the world as we preach the
gospel to the world, the image of Christ; so learn from all this, the sin and folly of that ancient idolatry, the
worshipping of the sun, moon, and stars; for the account here given of them plainly shows that they are
both God’s creatures and man’s servants; and therefore it is both a great affront to God and a great reproach
to ourselves to make deities of them and give them Divine honors}. And God saw that was good. This all
happened on the fourth day.
  And God said, ‘Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every
kind.’ So God created great sea creatures and every sort of fish and every kind of bird. And God saw that it
was good. Then God blessed them, saying, ‘Let the fish multiply and fill the oceans. Let the birds increase
and fill the earth {God’s blessing insured the propagation of these creatures by their inherent genetic
fertility; for He clearly created them and then He blessed them to procreate thereafter; not the reverse as
evolutionists would have you believe 195}.’ This all happened on the fifth day.
   And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal--livestock, small animals, and wildlife.’
And so it was. God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to reproduce
more of its own kind {everything in both the animal and vegetable world was made so according to its kind,
in both genus and species, as to produce its own kind through endless generations as is the case to the
present day; chaitho, or wild beasts, behemah, domestic animals, and remes, all kinds of reptiles}. And God
saw that it was good.
   Then God said, ‘Let us {We Who are One, Elohim, God the Trinity; in a word of consultation--in
consultative agreement between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--take into Our own hands to} make people
{adam, man, designating the species of animal we were to be--in terms of our body--along with all the
other living creatures created on the sixth day; and the culmination of His work; flesh and spirit, earth and
Heaven, must be put together in Adam, and he must be allied to both worlds; and} in our image {tselem},
to be like ourselves {in Our image, after Our likeness, d muth; in the image and after the likeness of
Elohim--God the Trinity--having body, soul, and spirit from God in his lesser Trinitarian makeup; but only
Christ being the express image of God in His Divine Nature and Essence from eternity; man’s eternal soul
created after the image of God so consisting in righteousness, True holiness, and knowledge; hence man
was wise in his mind, holy in his heart, and righteous in his actions; known as original righteousness; so as
the new creation, in Christ, is only a restoration of this image--man being born again by God’s Holy Spirit,
reconciled to God as nature is as well--the history of the one throws light on the other; and we are informed
that it is renewed--necessitated by man’s Fall--after the image of God in knowledge, righteousness, and
True holiness; as Christ Jesus is Creator and Re-Creator; that man might have dominion even over all the
evil things of our hearts; as Jesus Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in
unison within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in
theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ;
so the Word of God speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture,
especially in the Old Testament, that none should have excuse that none should perish but that all might
have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or
discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 196}. They will be masters over all life {governing the
world as God’s stewards, with responsibility of choice to be accountable for our actions to God; that man is
properly observed as superior to all other parts of creation is seen in this, that all other creatures are
represented as the effect of God‘s Word, but man is represented as the work of God, according to plan and
consideration; having dominion over}--the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild
animals, and small animals}.’ {“III. That man was made in God’s image and after his likeness, two words
to express the same thing and making each other the more expressive; image and likeness denote the likest
image. Still between God and man there is an infinite distance. Christ only is the express image of God’s
person, as the Son of his Father, having the same {Divine} nature {and essence}. It is only some of God’s
honour that is put upon man, who is God’s image only as the shadow in the glass, or the king’s impress
upon the coin. God’s image upon man consists in these three things:--1. In his nature and constitution, not
those of his body (for God has not a body), but those of his soul. This honour indeed was made flesh, the
Son of God was clothed with a body like ours and will shortly clothe ours with a glory like that of his. But
it is the soul, the great soul, of man, that does especially bear God’s image. The soul of man, considered in
its three noble faculties, understanding, will, and active power, is perhaps the brightest, clearest looking-
glass in nature, wherein to see God.”} 24
    So God created people in his own image {man being represented as the work of God with grave
intention; whereas the rest of creation was as the effect of God’s word by the Word}; God patterned them
after himself {a creature different from all that had been hitherto made; flesh and spirit, heaven and earth,
must be put together in him, and he must be allied to both worlds; calling the council of His Trinity to the
consideration and performance of man’s creation}; male and female he created them {so God created man
last, during the second part of the sixth day; that it might not be suspected that he had been, in any way, a
helper to God in the creation of the world; and to show man is the height of creation--in the image of God,
Elohim--being made last in order from lesser to greater; a creature with whom his Maker could visit and
have fellowship and communion, to be answerable and responsible to Him; constituted to have the
privilege of choice, even to the point of disobeying his Creator; so that when the so-called feminist
movement makes a woman’s choice the focal point of their message, be not deceived for this is the
deception of the Devil to undermine the role God has commanded to women; that the man might be
undermined in due course}.
    God blessed them {marked them as being under His especial protection; entrusting them to work out
their Creator’s will and fulfill His divine purpose, having fellowship and communion with God} and told
them, ‘Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it {as God’s responsible steward of God’s creation; for the
human race in every country and age has been the offspring of the first pair, amid all the so-called notions
about races of people; as the researches of science lead to this same conclusion, fully accordant with the
sacred history, that we are all of one species and of one family 197}. Be masters over the fish and birds and
all the animals.’ And God said, ‘Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and
all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and
birds for their food.’ And so it was. Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent
in every way. This all happened on the sixth day {the evening and the morning were the sixth day; as
throughout this chapter, whenever the division of days is made, the evening always precedes the morning;
perhaps because the darkness was preexistent to light and, therefore, time is reckoned from the first act of
God towards the creation of the world, which took place before light was called forth into existence}.
    So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed {for no permanent
change has ever since been made in the course of the world, no new species of animals been formed, no
law of nature repealed or added to; except the re-creation, by Christ Jesus in the world, reconciling man and
nature to God}.
    On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work. And God blessed {sanctified,
set apart for the service of God 198} the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was when he rested
from his work of creation {not as One weary, but as One well-pleased; for we are not to think but that God

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     Gen 1:26-28 Beth/Mt
could have made the world in an instant; but He did it in His own way and in His own time; that His
gradual work of creation would be instruction to man, as well, perhaps, as to the higher creatures--the
angels; so much would the Sabbath rest, as Christ Who is Immanuel is our Rest, conduce to the keeping up
of Religion in the world that God had an eye to it in the timing of His creation 199}.
   This is the account of the {generations, the toldot, the begettings; this is the Book of the Genesis}
creation of the heavens and the earth {in the day that the LORD God, Jehovah Elohim, made the earth and
the heavens; the History of the heavens and the earth; the offspring of heaven and earth were thus pictured;
and this is the first appearance of the Name Jehovah in Scripture as its use follows creation of man;
emphasizing a special relation, of Deity to man, as Jehovah is distinctly the redemption Name of Deity; as
when sin entered and redemption became necessary, it was Jehovah Elohim who sought the sinning ones
and clothed them with coats of skin, a beautiful type of a righteousness provided by the LORD God through
sacrifice; for God did not send man out from the Garden until He redeemed them--in prophetic type at first-
-to go forth into the world to preach the gospel of God to their descendants; as the first distinct revelation of
Himself, outside the Garden of Eden, by His Name, Jehovah, was in connection with the redemption of the
covenant people out of Egypt, a type of the world 200}. 25
   {But,} “Whence did Moses obtain this account {you might be saying, being} so different from the
puerile and absurd fictions {absurdisms} of the {pagan} heathens? Not from any human source, for man
was not in existence to witness it; not from the light of nature or reason, for though they proclaim the
eternal power of Godhead by the things which are made, they cannot tell how they were made. None but
the Creator Himself could give this information, and therefore it is through faith we understand that the
worlds were framed by the Word of God 201}.” 26
   So we can see that without faith it is not only impossible to please God, but it is impossible to know God
and His creation and Salvation. Instead, Lucifer, Satan, who desired to be God and was therefore cast out of
Heaven to await his eternal destiny in Gehenna separated from God’s presence; without the Spirit of God.
And so, without God’s presence and Spirit, Satan can not know the Truth of God’s word or Word. So, in a
literal, material understanding only, of tohu and bohu, is it any wonder from whence the theory of so-called
evolution and all manner of paganism sprang in the un-Godly mind of the Devil, that Serpent of old?
Because Satan is deceived, so too are we; those men who are without God in their old hard heart and in
their unregenerate reprobate minds. It is only when we are born again by God’s Holy Spirit that we are
given a new heart and can renew our minds as Christ. For without God we can do nothing. In fact, we are
nothing and therefore can not exist in God’s presence without Christ, Immanuel, and His Life. As he who
hath the Son hath Life, and he who hath not the Son, hath not Life 202.
   When the Lord God {Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos, the Self-existent One, He that is Who He IS,
therefore the eternal I AM; Who is to become known by a continuous and increasing Self-Revelation
through Christ Jesus, Immanuel 203} made the heavens and the earth, there were no plants or grain growing
on the earth, for the Lord God had not sent any rain. And no one was there to cultivate the soil. But water
came up out of the ground and watered all the land {as like a mist; not unlike God’s Holy Spirit watering
Christ’s Church with His Divine Grace 204}. And the Lord God {Who now, following His creation of man,
introduces Himself as and acts as Jehovah--the Giver of Bread, He Who deals out all the necessaries of life
and Life; representing Himself in His special relation of Deity to man, as man’s Redeemer 205} formed
{yasar, as to give the figure of a potter at work, molding with His hands the plastic material He holds 206} a
man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life {lit., of lives--as Adam had
the seeds of humanity in him to be planted in the womb of woman--but not only animal but Spiritual Life--
God’s Divine breath having permeated the material and transformed it into a living being--the supreme
mystery of Jehovah Elohim; for the same Infinite Power and Wisdom that formed the world of matter out
of nothing, formed man, its masterpiece, of that same matter whence came out of nothing; yet the
workmanship did exceed the materials 207}. And the man became a living person {a living, rational

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     Gen 2:4 Bethany--Jamieson
immortal soul: Godly purposed versus humanly purposed--which is to be not purposed or irrational--with
the spiritual powers to think and feel, to communicate with others, to discern and discriminate, and, to a
certain extent, to determine his own character; as only God’s Truth is reasonable for reasoning; for all life
comes from God, for there is no Other--Jehovah--Who has His Being of Himself, and Who gives being to
all things, including man and all angels}. {The soul of man, it takes its rise from the breath of Heaven. It
was not made of the earth, as the body was; it came immediately from God. Let the soul which God has
breathed into us breathe after Him. Into His hands let us commit our spirits, for from His hands we had
them. The soul is the man. The body would be worthless, useless, loathsome carcass, if the soul did not
animate it. Since the extraction of the soul is so noble, and its nature and faculties are so excellent, let us
not be of those fools that despise their own souls, by preferring their bodies before them. For He that made
the soul is alone able to new-make it in the image of Christ, by the Holy Spirit. That our spirits might be
enlivened within us enabling fellowship with God once again, and for eternity. Amen! 208}
   Then the Lord God planted a {fenced or hedged} garden in Eden, in the east {signifying delight and
pleasure, for east is from whence our hope comes; also representing the presence of God to the Jew, and to
the Gentile, to Christ’s Church of born again believers, and to all believers in the coming New Jerusalem},
and there he placed the man he had created {formed, yatsar, as a potter with His clay; for Adam’s
residence was a garden enclosure representing Christ, furnished and adorned by nature--nature being
content with a little and that which is most natural, grace with less, but lust with nothing--under the
Paternal care of His Creator to piety and usefulness 209}. And the Lord God planted all sorts of trees in the
garden--beautiful trees that produced delicious fruit. At the center of the garden he placed the tree of life
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil {the name of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
implies that evil had already occurred; if not in the Garden, then at the time of Satan’s fall; or that moral
evil--rejection of God or His commands for self--is a choice God gives to all His angels and mankind, that
they might choose Life instead and live a blessed eternity in His presence 210}.
   A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches. One of
these branches is the Pishon, which flows around the entire land of Havilah, where gold is found. The gold
of that land is exceptionally pure; aromatic resin and onyx stone are also found there. The second branch
is the Gihon, which flows around the entire land of Cush {son of Ham, son of Noah}. The third branch is
the Tigris, which flows to the east of Asshur. The fourth branch is the Euphrates.
   The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and care for it. But the Lord God gave him
this warning {God having granted man the power of choice, by His loving grace and mercy; free will
choice toward man’s full moral and spiritual development, God having given him specific commands and a
specific prohibition to govern his behavior; for the privilege of growing in Divine favor, thus beginning the
moral discipline of man}: ‘You may freely eat any fruit in the garden except fruit from the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will surely die {man having been created an immortal
soul, would surely die physically and spiritually; his soul residing in Gehenna for eternity, if not for the
atoning sacrificial death of Jesus the Christ, man’s Messiah unto Salvation and unto his return into God’s
presence; as man from the beginning had before him the choice to choose eternal Life, as he now does, or
the choice to choose knowledge of good and evil outside the experiential knowledge of God that comes
with His offered Life eternal; instead now, we must choose from the perspective of the knowledge of good
and evil having lived outside the presence of God and His perfect care; for as Lucifer was created for God’s
presence, as were we, the gift of free will allows us to journey from God while He lovingly, graciously and
mercifully, though justly, awaits our return as in the biblical story of the prodigal son; for be not deceived,
God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent; He created man in His image
after His likeness, and He will see this through to the End--that whosoever will call on the Name of the
Lord Jesus Christ will be Saved, because He takes no pleasure in the perishing; for God has so purposed,
and His will will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, Amen 211}.’ 27


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     Gen 2:4-17
   “…for there is a pleasure consistent with innocence, nay, there is a true transcendent pleasure in
innocency 212. But, (2) It had two extraordinary trees peculiar to itself; on earth there were not their like. [1]
There was the tree of life in the midst of the garden, which was chiefly intended to be a sign and seal to
Adam, assuring him of the continuance of life and happiness, even to immortality and everlasting bliss,
through the grace and favor of his Maker, upon condition of his perseverance in this state of innocence and
obedience. Of this he might eat and live. Christ is now to us the tree of life (Rev. ii. 7; xxii. 2). [2] Then
there was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so called, not because it had any virtue in it to beget or
increase useful knowledge of God, but, First, Because there was an express positive revelation of the will
of God concerning this tree, so that by it he might know moral good and evil. What is good? It is good not
to eat of this tree. What is evil? It is evil to eat of this tree. The distinction between all other moral good and
evil was written in the heart of man by nature {God}; but this, which resulted from a positive law, was
written upon this tree. Secondly, Because, in the event, it proved to give Adam an experimental knowledge
of good by the loss of it and of evil by the sense of it {after having eaten of its fruit against the express will
of God}. As the covenant of grace has in it, not only Believe and be saved, but also, believe not and be
damned (Mk xvi. 16), so the covenant of innocence had in it, not only ‘Do this and live,’ which was sealed
and confirmed by the tree of life, but, ‘Fail and die,’ which Adam was assured of by this other tree: “Touch
it at your peril;” so that, in these two trees, God set before him good and evil, the blessing and the curse,
(Deut xxx. 19). These two trees were as two sacraments.” 28
   “The tree of life was to impart the power of transformation into eternal life. The tree of knowledge was
to lead man to the knowledge of good and evil; and, according to the divine intention, this was to be
attained through his not eating of its fruit. This end was to be accomplished, not only by his discerning in
the limit imposed by the prohibition the difference between that which accorded with the will of God and
that which opposed it, but also by his coming eventually, through obedience to the prohibition, to recognize
the fact that all that is opposed to the will of God is an evil to be avoided, and, through voluntary resistance
to such evil, to the full development of the freedom of choice originally imparted to him into the actual
freedom of a deliberate and self-conscious choice of good. By obedience to the divine will he would have
attained to a godlike knowledge of good and evil, i.e. to one in accordance with his own likeness to God.
He would have detected the evil in the approaching tempter; but instead of yielding to it, he would have
resisted it, and thus have made good his own property acquired with consciousness and of his own free
will, and in this way by proper self-determination would gradually have advanced to the possession of
truest liberty.” 29
   And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone {only himself, whereas God is a Triune
Being within Himself; revealing man’s natural loneliness and lack of full satisfaction--ultimately satisfied
in Christ alone}. I will make a companion who will help him {an help meet for him; a help answering to
him, one who answers to him; who could share responsibilities, and love, and wholeheartedly co-operate
with him in working out the plan of God; one like, or as himself, standing opposite to or before him;
implying that the woman was to be a perfect resemblance of the man, possessing neither inferiority nor
superiority, but being in all things like and equal to himself; yet as the man was dust refined, the woman
was dust double-refined, one remove further from the earth 213}.’ So the Lord God formed from the soil
every kind of animal and bird. He brought them to Adam to see what he would call them, and Adam chose a
name for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, birds, and wild animals. But still there was no
companion suitable for him. So the Lord God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep. He took one of Adam’s
ribs and closed up the place from which he had taken it. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib
{God having builded the rib into a woman; as from Christ’s rib, having been pierced, did His life’s blood
and water, Holy Spirit, flow out for the redemption and Salvation of man; and for His Church in the world,
that His Bride might be perfected without spot or wrinkle; readied for the wedding supper of the Lamb 214}


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     Gen 2:9 Beth/Henry
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     Gen 2:9 Beth/Keil-Delitzsch
and brought her to Adam {neither being complete without the other, compliments, meant to love and be
loved by one another as God purposed 215}.
   ‘At last!’ Adam exclaimed. ‘She is part of my own flesh and bone! She will be called ‘woman,’ {ishshah,
she-man or man-ess, differing from man in sex only, not in nature} because she was taken out of a man
{ish}.’ This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined {as to cleave, dabaq meaning to
glue himself to her for life 216} to his wife, and the two are united into one {flesh; as God is One in His
Triune Nature, Elohim; and as marriage is designed to model man’s relationship to God; so homosexual
unions are not of God nor do they reflect our relationship to God, but instead to rebellious sin and so those
who partake must necessarily partake of the consequences of sin 217}. Now, although Adam and his wife
were both naked, neither of them felt any shame {Eden being evidenced by a state of purity and innocency
wherein our first parents were created; having no sin in their conscience, they had no shame of guilt}.” 30
   As God’s word tells us, in but the second chapter of the first book of the Bible, Genesis, man and woman
were designed from the beginning to be monogamous for life and to fellowship with one another and with
God as He ordained 218. In the remainder of biblical Scripture, God’s word does but restate and reinforce
His commands about the relations between men and women in God’s absolute Truth, His unchanging word
of Life; God’s permissive will out of mercy, notwithstanding, that when Christ be lifted up He might draw
all to Himself that none should perish but that all might be Saved because of His great love for us 219.
   {And}“Now the serpent {Satan’s agent of deception 220} was the shrewdest of all the creatures the Lord
God {Jehovah Elohim} had made. ‘Really!’ he asked the woman {for Eve and Adam had not fallen yet and
no sin was in their nature, so Satan attempted to deceive them into sin from without, by God’s permission,
as a test of their faith and obedience--in this first dispensation; by appealing to their affections, their
affective or sensual side of their personalities; as is the education system in America and the world today--
and for the same deceitful purposes as the Devil’s 31}. ‘Did God really say {for Hath God said? is always
the beginning of sin; because sin entered through disobedient unbelief, so Salvation must come through
obedient belief by grace through faith} you must not eat any of the fruit in the garden {Satan questions,
adds to, changes, and attempts to take away from God’s word; blemishing the reputation of the Divine law
as uncertain or unreasonable, and so to draw people to sin; but God’s word is absolute Truth, and
imminently reasonable, just and loving; and by faith believing it becomes the desire of your heart to obey it
in the spirit of the law of liberty in Chris Jesus}?’
   ‘Of course we may eat it {Satan elicited a prideful retort germinating motivation to sin},’ the woman told
him. ‘It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God says we
must not eat it or even touch it {characterizing God’s command as unreasonable, thereby establishing a
justification for eventual disobedience; and adding to God’s word}, or we will die.’
   ‘You won’t die {contradicting and thereby subtracting from God’s word; so implicit deceit is introduced
to man; introducing the process of doubting and denying God’s word; making men skeptics first, and so by
degrees making them atheists; as Satan inures a hope of impunity in his deceived sinners; as many in this
day as in the End say: Where is the promise of His Coming? 221}!’ the serpent hissed. ‘God knows that your
eyes will be opened when you eat it. You will become just like God {kelohim; independent of Him eternally,
self sufficient 222}, knowing everything {desirable to know}, both good and evil {projecting false motives
of unrighteousness onto God; and so the introduction of Satan’s sin of envy of Godhood to man; attributing
false, selfish, and malicious motives to God; implying God was envious to restrict His creatures from
godhood; as God reveals two of the bases of Satan’s unholy trinitarian religion--initiation for special
knowledge, so-called mysteries, and that men should desire to be gods; for Eve now believed God had been
deliberately thwarting man’s desire to be on a par with and truly like God; and Satan convinced Eve as
soon as she ate of the fruit she would suddenly and immediately change for the better; so introducing the
first use of so-called dialectics and evolution to man; is it not clear from whence all false religions sprang


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     Gen 2:18-25
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     Mt 4:3
and that they all believe thus; so be not deceived by such doctrines of demons; instead be ye transformed by
God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit unto eternal Life in God’s presence for eternity}.’
   The woman was convinced {Eve was deceived--even her own self deception--by internalizing and acting
on the motives, the sins of pride and envy; Satan deceived Eve to self deception; for Satan’s method of
deceit was to distort the meaning of God’s prohibition and then hold it up to ridicule in its new form; Eve
and Adam both being innocent, guileless, and unsuspecting; and so Satan always creates the sin-need and
its sin-remedy, always leading to addictive sin and its attendant suffering and death without Salvation leads
to eternal death, the second death}. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious {Eve’s imagination and feelings
were completely won; Eve relying on her sight and her mind, instead of her faith in God; and so is it any
wonder our education system et. al. are focusing on imagination and Socratic questioning and dialectic; let
there be wonder no longer}, and it would make her so wise {for from these three sources all natural and
moral evil spring: the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eye, and the pride of life; the sin of pride comes
into play as necessary to embolden the act of coveting that which she now envies and desires to obtain}!
{See here how the desire of unnecessary knowledge, under the mistaken notion of wisdom and power,
proves hurtful and destructive to many; for our first parents, who knew so much, did not know this--that
they knew enough 223. For in fact, it is knowledge of good and evil, apart from God’s received eternal Life,
that is opposed to the Wisdom and Power of God which is Jesus Christ and Him crucified; so such so-
called knowledge is then necessarily void, vain, emptiness opposed to God; darkness and all things not
formed by God for His Glory are tohu bohu 224} So she ate some of the fruit {Eve acted on, and of, her own
free will to choose, in rebellion to God; Eve’s sin in her heart, from being tempted and succumbing, has led
to acting out sin in disobedience to God’s word, specifically the sin of the flesh; so is it any wonder why
the so-called feminist movement’s battle cry is women’s choice; please I pray thee, be no longer in
ignorance from whence this focus on women’s choice cometh}. She also gave some to her husband {Eve
encouraged Adam to sin; no sooner a sinner, than a tempter}, who was with her {Eve led Adam to sin of
her own accord and will; both having been won over in their minds and their affections 225}. Then he ate it,
too {Adam rebelled in sin against God; Adam sinned of his free will, their faith in God’s word now lost; so
as Eve was deceived, Adam turned willingly from what he knew to be God’s word; and so we see the first
process of apostasy taking place among men; and the process of Satan in the world that mankind might all
become lost in rebellion and sin, condemned to Gehenna with him and his host of demons}. At that
moment, their eyes were opened {for they saw, they knew--pakah--as a sudden miracle brought instant
perception as to their nakedness--both spiritual as well as physical--their conscience having been rudely
awakened; guilt of conscience is introduced and they began to realize they were out of touch with God and
so became terribly lonely and bewildered for the first time in their existence}, and they {knew and}
suddenly felt shame at their nakedness {God’s True motive is here revealed; for He was protecting them
from this shame of guilt He knew would ensue as a result of sin; the only Remedy for which is Jesus the
Christ; so be not deceived by so-called psychology which is designed to keep you from seeing your need
for God; turning to sin, self, the world, and Satan instead}. So they strung fig leaves together around their
hips to cover themselves {they attempted to hide their shame of guilt, not seeking forgiveness in repentance
from God, their Creator, Who loves them; so as un-Godly fear of God is introduced, they hide their shame,
having no defense for their transgression resulting in the pain of guilt from unrepented and unforgiven sin;
all the result of partaking of the three deadly sins: of the flesh, of sight, and the pride of life; and what they
saw was far different from the rosy picture painted by the serpent; our first parents, who knew so much, did
not know this--that they knew enough; they should have suppressed their first emotions--their affections--of
sin before it be meddled with; so as to nip mischief in the bud; for Adam and Eve now saw a law in their
members warring against the law of their minds, the result of the dialectic of sin; therefore, we need to be
guided by God’s Spirit for us to be victorious unto Salvation, for God’s Synthesis undoes Satan’s dialectic,
unveiling the Truth of his deceitful method in the Way of Christ 226}. {It may be of note to see the serpent
did not refer to God as Jehovah Elohim as God Himself does in the surrounding verses in Chapter 3 of
Genesis. Instead, the serpent only refers to God as Elohim. Thus not speaking to man and therefore thus not
reminding man of the personal Lord and Savior of their souls.}
   Toward evening they heard {the sound of, the voice of} the Lord God {Jehovah Elohim--man’s
Redeemer and Savior, Christ Jesus) walking about in the garden {in the cool breeze of the day}, so they hid
themselves among the trees {of the Garden; typically much as false religions hide from God in their groves,
Asherim, partaking of un-Godly knowledge--Asherah pole gardens of iniquity worshipping their false gods
of Satan; as though God does not see them 227}. The Lord God called to Adam {appealing to them, seeking
through tenderness and love to win a favorable response; God was seeking to lead the transgressors gently
to a full conviction of their sin; though justice was dictating the procedure mercy was leading--just as
Salvation through Christ Jesus--for God is the same yesterday, today, and forever; Amen 228}. ‘Where are
you {thus begins man’s un-Godly fear of God and His loving presence; all the while, Christ Jesus--
Immanuel--comes to seek that which is lost 229}’?’
   He replied ‘I heard you, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked {physically naked as in without
clothing, and more importantly as in no covering for his sin; and certainly no forgiveness for Jesus had not
yet been crucified 230}.’
   ‘Who told you that you were naked.’ the Lord God asked. ‘Have you eaten the fruit I commanded you not
to eat?’
   ‘Yes,’ Adam admitted, ‘but it was the woman you gave me who brought me the fruit, and I ate it {Adam
is the first man to deny responsibility and to blame another for his sin, unrepentantly, and to blame God; as
Jesus the Christ, Immanuel, Who is God, was crucified by men; He Who is Creator and Re-Creator; though,
it was God’s good pleasure from before the foundation of the world to Self-Sacrifice for His creation, but
imminently for His especial creatures--man; for God is Absolute Sovereign and can not be moved but by
His loving gracious and merciful will tempered only by His justice; for our God is a holy God 231}.’
   Then the Lord God asked the woman, ‘How could you do such a thing?’
‘The serpent tricked me {Satan can only deceive us because our free will choosing is an accomplice},’ she
replied. ‘T hat’s why I ate it {Eve also denied responsibility, unrepentantly}.’
   So the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, you will be punished {for Satan was
not asked why he deceived the woman; for self-tempted, he fell, and it is natural for him, such is his
enmity, to deceive and destroy all he can; his fault admits of no excuse}. You are singled out from all the
domestic and wild animals of the whole earth to be cursed. You will grovel in the dust as long as you live,
crawling along on your belly {first, judgment of the material serpent, then the spiritual serpent--Satan--the
author and instigator behind all evil against God; as God works in both the material and the spiritual
simultaneously, that the latter might be understood by the former 232}. From now on, you and the woman
will be enemies, and your offspring {evil spirits and wicked men} and her offspring {the Messiah, and
God’s priests to the world, born again believers of all the ages past, present, and future until New
Jerusalem} will be enemies. He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel {so the spiritual battle
lines are drawn but the outcome certain; for this is the prophesy of Jesus the Christ and God’s gospel of
Salvation which defeats sin, self, the world, death, Satan, and Hell on Calvary’s Cross; this being the first
gospel sermon by God Himself--Jehovah Elohim--to the whole human race and the prince of darkness--
Satan 233}.
   Then he said to the woman, ‘You will bear children with intense pain and suffering {her sentence not a
curse to bring her to ruin, but a chastisement to bring her to repentance; and typical of Christ’s suffering on
the Cross on Calvary that He was also pleased with the results that whosoever will call on the Name of the
Lord Jesus will be Saved--the new man in Christ Jesus; born again of the Spirit 234}. And though your
desire will be for your husband {to control him}, he will be your master {for in the Garden of Eden Eve
was co-equal with man, so too the Bible speaks of marriage relations for believers of all ages; the marriage
covenant typical of God’s covenant with man through Christ Jesus--that we might know Him 235}.’
   And to Adam he said, ‘Because you listened to your wife {over listening to God; you who are to be held
responsible for the spiritual leading of the family 236} and ate the fruit I told you not to eat, I have placed a
curse on the ground. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. It will grow thorns and
thistles for you {not unlike the spiritual thorns and thistles in the parable of the sower of the seed 237},
though you will eat of its grains {by God’s loving grace and mercy}. All your life you will sweat to produce
food, until your dying day. Then you will return to the ground from which you came {thy body shall be
forsaken by thy soul}. For you were made from dust, and to the dust you will return {man having become
mortal, sin having corrupted man and creation 238}.’
   Then Adam named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother {to give life} of all people everywhere
{but be not deceived for Eve is not the mother of any pagan life form created in the imaginations of Satan
and men}. And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife {to cover their shame
of guilt and nakedness; prophesying Christ’s atoning death for our sin on the cross of Calvary}.
   Then the Lord God said, ‘The people have become {no, were} as we are, knowing everything, both good
and evil {behold, what has become--by sin--of the man who was as one of us in purity and wisdom, is now
fallen and robbed of his excellence; and now, by his sin, he has added to the knowledge of the good, by his
transgression, the knowledge of the evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of
life, and eat--and delude himself with the idea that eating of it would restore what he had forfeited--and live
forever in this miserable state, I will remove him until My plan of Salvation through My Son has reconciled
man and My creation back to Myself}. What if they eat the fruit of the tree of life {this tree being a pledge
of that immortal life with which obedience should be rewarded}? Then they will live forever {for man must
willingly eat of the tree of Life in Christ Jesus--Who is The Bread of Life--by the Spirit, so the knowledge
of good and evil will agree with God; for God’s will only is good and worthy to be praised and worshipped,
Amen; for if man had also eaten from the tree of Life, as the false pagan myths represent their gods to have
done, the very heavens and earth would be an eternal war zone; but alas, God is in control and this was not
to be nor will it ever be so; halleluiah to God, the Lamb of God; however, the deceit of Satan resonates with
many men’s unrepentant rebellious hearts and so they willingly deceive themselves they are gods and defy
God to their destruction}!’ So the Lord God banished Adam and his wife from the Garden of Eden {to
awaken and humble them; to bring them to a sense of their guilt in sin and to repentance for it; and so God
drove them out for they did not desire to leave willingly 239}, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground
from which he had been made. After banishing them from the garden {and therefore from God’s loving
presence}, the Lord God {dwelt between the cherubim at the East of the Garden of Eden and} stationed
mighty angelic beings {Cherubim} to the east of Eden {establishing the mode of worship for man
henceforth--and prophetically for the nation of Israel--showing God’s anger at sin and to teach the
mediation of a promised Savior as the Way to Life, our Mercy Seat, as well as of our access to God’s
presence once again; the guarding Cherubim being the same figures on the Ark of the Covenant and in the
tabernacle and temple; guarding the only Way back to God which is through Christ Jesus; as even He will
come from the East and enter the Temple of God through the east gate, that we may follow 240}. And a
flaming sword flashed back and forth {a fierce flame--Shekinah, God’s presence in the world--folding back
upon itself; so hiding and guarding the entrance to the Garden from Adam and Eve; again symbolic of the
mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant; and much as the String Theory of quantum physics tells us
dimensions beyond the three physical and one time dimension we experience exist but are folded so we are
unable to see them; so too is God’s presence hidden from men who are without Christ Jesus as Lord; for
this Shekinah also is said to be unfolding itself--Who is Christ Jesus revealing God to man; so as God
revealed this to Adam, not to drive him to despair, but to oblige and quicken him to look for Life and
happiness in the promised Seed, by Whom the flaming sword of judgment is removed to them who by faith
believe and obey; and so a new and Living Way into the holiest is consecrated and laid open for us--in
Christ Jesus}, guarding the way to the tree of life {for without God’s presence there is only physical and
eternal spiritual death for the soul in Hell; for God’s Word is Truth and will accomplish His perfect will; so
deceit is here shown, for all time and eternity, for the false lies that it perpetrates; for God’s loving mercy
and grace unto Salvation is for whosoever will but call on the Name of the Lord; believing and obeying
God 241}.” 32
   As the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, so the New Testament is the Old Testament
revealed. And as the New is in the Old contained; the Old is in the New explained 242. So we see in the

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following Scriptures from God’s word, the canonized Bible. For God is the same yesterday, today, and
forever into eternity. And so we also see that in these last days, during the Time of the Gentiles, God is
speaking to man through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. And through His priests in the Kingdom of
Heaven until the Kingdom of God comes down from God in Heaven to earth--New Jerusalem. Until God
has reconciled all men and creation unto Himself.
   “In the beginning {before anything was formed--ere God began the great work of creation 243} {was} the
Word {The Logos--He Who is to God what man’s word is to himself, the manifestation or expression of
Himself to those without Him--He 244} already existed {for He was not part of creation, but our eternal
Creator--our Messiah, Jesus the Christ}. He {the Word--conceived and uttered 245} was with God {co-
eternal with God; in respect of counsel and design viz. God’s plan of reconciliation to Himself being
concerted between the Father and Son from eternity, by the Holy Spirit 246}, and He {the Word} was God
{in substance and essence Divinely God; God the Son, the Trinity}. He was in the beginning with God
{having a conscious personal existence distinct from God, but inseparable from Him and associated with
Him, in uni-plurality; as Jesus Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison
within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies,
Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word
speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old
Testament; that none should have excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in
God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or
physically} the Father”. 247}. He created everything {all things, absolutely 248} there is {for He is no
creature, as all created nature was formed by Him}. Nothing exists {was brought into being} that he didn’t
make {for the Word was in the beginning, the world being from the beginning; for matter is not eternal,
only Pure Spirit--the Pure Spirit of God--in Christ Jesus}. Life itself {essentially and originally, which is in
Christ Jesus, can only come from the Being--by essence of nature--of the True and Living God} was in him
{not just through Him as Gnosticism would have Jesus, but in Him; for Jesus the Christ was fully God and
fully Man 249}, and this life {in Him, is the True Light--knowledge, integrity, intelligence, willing
subjection to God, love to Him and to our fellow creatures, wisdom, purity, holy joy, rational happiness--all
this light of men has its fountain in the essential original Life of The Word; and this Life 250} gives light
{revelation of God such that the faith-believing, enlivened spirit of a man is the candle of the Lord; and it
was the eternal Word that lighted this candle} to everyone. The light shines through the darkness {and into
the darkness of the natural man conscience}, and the darkness {that comprehends it not} can never
extinguish it {for with no ability to find the Way either of Truth or of holiness; in this thick darkness, the
light of the Word shineth by all the rays whether of natural or revealed teaching which men, apart from the
Incarnation of the Word, are favored with 251}.
   God sent John the Baptist {the voice} to tell everyone about the light {God’s revelation of Himself
through Christ Jesus; Christ Jesus being the Word; being He Who is the Author and Founder of our faith,
Christianity, is the Author and Founder of the world} so that everyone might believe because of his
testimony 252. John himself was not the light; he was only a witness to the light {pointing us to the Light--
Jesus the Christ}. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone {He Who man is indebted to
for all light--natural or supernatural; for Christ is the Spring and Fountain of all wisdom in man}, was
going to come into the world {Immanuel--God with us}.” 33
   Just as John the Baptist was prophesied to tell everyone about the Light Who is Christ Jesus, Who came
into the world, so too was our Messiah spoken of by Moses, Isaiah, and throughout Old Testament
Scripture from Genesis 1:1 to Malachi 4:6.
   “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me {Moses 253} from among your fellow
Israelites, and you must listen to that prophet {this being the clearest promise of Jesus Christ in all the law
of Moses; for it is His Spirit speaking in all the prophets 254}. For this is what you yourselves requested of


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the LORD your God when you were assembled at Mount Sinai 255.You begged that you might never again
have to listen to the voice of the LORD your God or see this blazing fire for fear you would die.
   ‘Then the LORD said to me, ‘Fine, I will do as they have requested. I will raise up a prophet like you
from among their fellow Israelites. I will tell that prophet what to say, and he will tell the people everything
I command him 256. I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet
proclaims on my behalf {for God desires to draw us to Him, and as we draw nigh to Him, He will draw
nigh to us, but if we do not draw nigh to Him, nor will He draw nigh to us 257}. But any prophet who claims
to give a message from another god or who falsely claims to speak for me must die.’ You may wonder,
‘How will we know whether the prophecy is from the LORD or not?’ If the prophet predicts something in
the LORD’s name and it does not happen, then the LORD did not give the message. That prophet has
spoken on his own and need not be feared.” 34
   “All right then {Isaiah said}, the Lord himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin {the young woman
chaste and unmarried} will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel 258--
God is with us.’ By the time this child is old enough {twelve; for by three years of age moral consciousness
begins 259} to eat curds and honey 260, he will {shall} know enough to choose what is right {good} and
reject what is wrong {evil}.” 35
   “Mobilize! Marshal your troops! The enemy {Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon, and eschatological Babylon;
Satan’s unholy trinitarian religio-political-economic discontinuous Babylonian rule in the world} is laying
siege to Jerusalem. With a rod they will strike the leader of Israel in the face {Zedekiah, as a type of the
same indignity offered to Christ Who nevertheless is the Judge, not only of Israel but also of the nations of
the world; as God also prophesies of the great battle of Armageddon just before the second coming of
Christ 261}. But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah {house of bread, as Christ is the Bread of Life; fruitful, as His
ministry is fruitful in believers 262}, are only a small village in Judah.” Yet a ruler of Israel will come from
you, one whose origins are from the distant past {from everlasting; from before time as it came out of
eternity; so the Word is; for He will go forth as God’s Word which proceeds out of the mouth of God; and
He will be King of kings, and of His Church; for though Messiah’s generation as Man, coming forth from
God to do His will on earth, is from Bethlehem, as Son of God His goings forth are from everlasting 263}.
The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies {by their complete dispersion by 586 B.C. into the
hands of the Gentiles, and by the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70} until the time when the woman
{Mary, mother of Jesus, Christ’s Church in its age, and the Jews in the nation of Israel during the Great
Tribulation--for God’s Word speaks of multiple levels, times and places at the same time, materially and
Spiritually 264} in labor gives birth to her son {Immanuel--God with us; and the fullness of the Gentiles be
brought in; and the Salvation of the Jews in Israel 265}. Then at last his fellow countrymen {the faithful
remnant of Israel; even the Gentiles 266} will return from exile to their own land {the land of Israel,
Jerusalem as well as New Jerusalem, promised to Abraham and his faith believing seed; and to Jehovah
267
    }. And he will stand to lead his flock with the LORD’s strength, in the majesty of the name of the LORD
{possessing the majesty of all Jehovah’s revealed attributes [ Name] 268} his God {God being His God in a
oneness of relation; and for our edification in His Manhood 269}. Then his people {the Jew and the Gentile
believers} will live there undisturbed, for he will be highly honored all around the world {during Christ’s
Millennial Reign 270}. And he will be the source of our peace {for He is our peace--with God, and of God}.
   When the Assyrians invade our land and break through our defenses, we will appoint seven rulers to
watch over us, eight princes to lead us {the number seven meaning a full and sufficient number; as there
will be seven kingdoms and eight princes of Satan--Antichrist being the eighth 271}. They will rule Assyria
with drawn swords and enter the gates of the land of Nimrod {Babylon and Ishtar’s Gate 272}. They {He;
the Messiah} will rescue us from the Assyrians when they pour over the borders to invade our land {in the
final battle against God, in the battle of Armageddon; as Jehovah did the Assyrians 273}.


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     Deut 18:15-22
35
     Is 7:14-15
   Then the few left in Israel will go out among the nations {Spiritual Israel comprised of all born again
believers, Jews and Gentiles}. They will be like dew sent by the LORD or like rain falling on the grass,
which no one can hold back {for they hold back evil and the evil one by God’s Spirit while they preach
God’s gospel to the world until the Time of the Gentiles be fulfilled; as the work of Salvation is by God’s
Holy Spirit in the world of God’s grace through faith, not of men or their cultures, traditions and
contrivances; for Israel according to the flesh dwelt alone, but the Spiritual Israel lies scattered in the midst
of many people, as the salt of the earth, or as seed sown in the ground; born again by God’s Holy Spirit to
do God’s will on earth as it is in Heaven 274}. The remnant of Israel will go out among the nations and be
as strong as a lion. And the other nations will be like helpless sheep, with no one to rescue them. The
people of Israel will stand up to their foes, and all their enemies will be wiped out {not only material but
spiritual enemies; not only near, intermediate, and far history of Israel and the world--God’s History; but as
believers boldly stand against the evil one and his minions in this world as they preach the Gospel to the
world, and as God comes against their enemies in the world and destroys them--speaking of the final end of
Satan’s unholy trinitarian religio-political-economic discontinuous Babylonian rule in the world 275}.
   ‘At that same time {in that day},’ says the LORD, ‘I will destroy all your weapons--your horses and
chariots {for you will not need them as I will by your peace, O Israel, upon My second coming; as it is by
God’s grace through faith that we are Saved, not by our might; and God in Christ will also destroy the
weapons of the Gentiles; all material and spiritual weapons against God and His people 276}. I will tear
down your walls and demolish the defenses of your cities {as the so-called gods and goddesses of fortresses
are not able to defend against Jehovah 277}. I will put an end to all witchcraft; there will be no more
fortune-tellers to consult. I will destroy all your idols and sacred pillars, so you will never again worship
the work of your own hands {so God will destroy all things, all man-made religions, that seek to replace
worship of the One and Only True God, in Christ Jesus, of creation and beyond 278}. I will abolish your
pagan shrines with their Asherah poles and destroy the cities where your idol temples stand {the groves,
Asherim, are the idolatrous symbol of Ashtoreth of the Phoenicians, the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the
Aprhrodite or Astarte of the Greeks, the Roman Venus; cities being parallel to the meaning of groves, cities
near which such idolatrous groves exist; also as in the city of the house of Baal or a portion of the city
sacred to Baal; for the worship of Baal and Ashtoreth go together to consist of the unholy trinitarian
religious worship of Satan; the same which is nigh upon the world today as we see the rise of the world
structure being made ready for the coming Antichrist, False Prophet, and the Mark of the Beast; for the
Ishtar Gate of Babylon means the gate of God as this pagan goddess deceives the true Jesus Who is the
Gate, the Door, etc. to God and Salvation, not her; but the Roman Catholic church has deceived their
Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven, to be Ishtar leading up to the false one world religion of the False Prophet;
and much of Christendom is being deceived today; do you not see the wondrous non-superfluous absolute
Truth of God herein as throughout the Bible, God’s word; I pray thee 279}. I will pour out my vengeance on
all the nations that refuse to obey me 280.” 36
   {For,} “The promise of the Redeemer at first was vaguely general (Gen. 3:15). Then the Shemitic
division of mankind is declared as the quarter in which He was to be looked for (Gen. 9:26, 27); then it
grows clearer, defining the race and nation whence the Deliverer should come, viz., the seed of Abraham,
the Jews (Gen. 12:3); then the particular tribe, Judah (Gen. 49:10); then the family, that of David (Ps.
89:19, 20); then the very town of His birth, here. And as His coming drew nigh, the very parentage (Matt.
1; Luke 1 and 2); and then all the scattered rays of prophecy concentrate in Jesus, as their focus (Heb. 1:1,
2). 3. “Therefore (because of His settled plan) will God give up to their foes His people Israel, until....” she
which travaileth hath brought forth--viz., ‘the virgin’ mother, mentioned by Micah’s contemporary, Isaiah
7:14. Zion ‘in travail’ (ch. 4:9, 10) answers to the virgin in travail of Messiah. Israel’s deliverance from her
long travail pains of sorrow will synchronize with the appearance of Messiah as her Redeemer (Rom.
11:26) in the last days, as the Church’s spiritual deliverance synchronized with the virgin’s giving birth to
Him at His first advent. The ancient Church’s travail-like waiting for Messiah is represented by the virgin’s

36
     Mic 5:1-15
travail. Hence, both may be meant. It cannot be restricted to the Virgin Mary: for Israel is still ‘given up,’
though Messiah has been ‘brought forth’ almost two thousand years ago. But the Church’s throes are
included, which are only to be ended when Christ, having been preached for a witness to all nations, shall
at last appear as the Deliverer of Jacob, and when the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, and Israel as a
nation shall be born in a day {as Israel was May 14, 1948, then upon Christ’s second coming} (Isa. 66:7-
11; Luke 21:24; Rev. 12:1, 2, 4: cf. Rom. 8:22).” 37
   “But although the world was made through {by} him {the Word, Logos, Christ Jesus}, the world {the
intelligent world of mankind 281} didn’t recognize {refused to acknowledge} him when he came {for Jesus
the Christ created the world; and Jesus the Christ came to sacrifice His life for His creation, to recreate and
reconcile it to God; for no other god can nor would, certainly no god has, nor will--save the One True God,
Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos, God the Trinity; He came to Save a lost world because it was a world of His
Own making; for God so loved the world that He sent His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth on
Him would not perish but have everlasting Life in God’s presence; as Jesus Christ in His word speaks in
Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He
reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for their edification that God the
Father would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and third persons
interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have excuse that
none should perish but that all might have eternal Life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen
Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 282}. Even in his own
land {His own city, temple, Messianic rights and possessions} and among his own people {His peculiar
people, Israel}, he was not accepted {not received; even though they knew Him, The Heir; but when He
shall come as Judge, the world shall know Him; for every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord 283}. But to all who {by faith} believed him {on His Name; not a mere creature} and
accepted him {received Him as a Gift; Jew and Gentile alike}, he gave the right {and the power, both the
authority and ability} to become children of God {by their belief and obedience to Christ as the Way, the
Truth, and the Life; and so becoming sons of God by a like nature, adopted, inheritors of God’s Kingdom;
all the saints, born again believers by God’s Holy Spirit; now The Son of God became The Son of Man,
that the sons and daughters of men might become the sons and daughters of God Almighty; but note well,
Christ Is The Son of God while men become the sons of God by His grace, by the Holy Spirit; the same
Spirit that is in Christ Jesus 284}. They are reborn {regenerated, a new race, morphed from above by the
Holy Spirit of God 285}! This is not a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan--the rebirth
comes from God {not of the will or bloods of man by the mingling of paternal and maternal strains in
procreation; just as Jesus the Christ was not; and not of corruptible seed; for grace does not run in the blood
as corruption does, but by God’s Spirit; as it is the grace of God that makes us willing to be His; this new
birth is owing to the Word of God as the means and to the Spirit of God as the great and sole Author 286}.
   So the Word {Logos} became human {the human likeness of Christ with which He was veiled, in His
body formed by God Himself, where the activity of the Logos was evident but His Person and Glory veiled,
now revealed Himself through the Son in human likeness while in the form of God, which was no mere
semblance but after the likeness of flesh; forasmuch as the children who were to become the sons of God
were partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; God having expressed
Himself in creation and history, History; as John here saith He was God, but He was made in the likeness of
sinful flesh to be sin for us, One Who knew no sin 287} and lived {dwelt, tabernacled; as this word is
probably an allusion to the Divine Shekinah in the Jewish Temple; and as God has represented the whole
gospel dispensation by the types and ceremonies of the old covenant, so the Shekinah in the tabernacle and
temple pointed out this manifestation of God in the flesh; the word is thus used by the Jewish writers, and it
signifies with them a manifestation of the Divine Shekinah; that as of old God dwelt in the tabernacle of
Moses, so now He dwells in the human likeness of Christ, and we are to make all our addresses to God
through Him; and so He subjected Himself to the miseries and calamities of the human nature for our sakes,

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     Mic 5:2-3 Bethany/Jamieson et al
that He might tabernacle within us by the Holy Spirit, His Spirit; the same Spirit in all--the mystery of God
in Christ Jesus, the Incarnation, and the mystery of Godliness 288} here on earth among us {Immanuel, God
with us; for He is personally conscious of all that is strictly human and of all that is properly divine, and our
nature is in His Person redeemed and quickened, ennobled and transfigured; so John states the Truth of the
Incarnation emphatically so as to contradict those with Gnostic tendencies we see so ever present in
America and the world today, a false view of Christ that refuses to acknowledge that Pure Deity could take
a material body since matter was regarded as something evil in itself; for if God forms it for Jesus the
Christ, then it is Good 289}. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory
{which is Spiritually discerned as one sees through Christ’s veil of human flesh and likeness, His Divine,
Same Nature of God’s Glory; thus were perfected all former partial manifestations of God in an essentially
Personal and historically Human Manifestation--that we may know Him, and God Who sent Him 290; and
they saw His Glory at Christ’s Transfiguration}, the glory {such as was befitting} of the only {begotten}
Son of the Father {full of Grace and Truth; the Only Word made after the likeness of sinful flesh; the Only
Person born of a woman whose human likeness never came by the ordinary way of generation, it being a
mere creation in the womb of the virgin Mary by the energy of the Holy Ghost 291}.
   John pointed him out to the people. He shouted to the crowds {as one crying in the wilderness 292}, ‘This
is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming who is far greater than I am, for he existed
long before I did {from eternity; after me in official manifestation, before me in rank and dignity 293}.’
   We have all benefited from the rich blessings he brought to us--one gracious blessing after another. For
the law was given through Moses; God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ
{fulfilling the law and the prophets; that which was only typified as a foreshadowing of the Reality of
God’s grace and Truth, in the Person of Jesus Christ; for it is grace, the goodwill of God towards us and the
good work of God in us; Christ the True Paschal Lamb, the True Scapegoat, the True Manna; for Grace and
Truth came, was made; the same word that was used concerning Christ’s making all things in v. 3; for by
Him this grace and Truth do consist unto the recreation of man and nature 294}. No one has ever seen God
{by immediate gaze, or direct intuition; nor fully known the Father; but only by theophanies,
Christophanies--manifestations of Elohim; and as Christ Jesus throughout the Bible speaks in Trinitarian
style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the
Godhead to man 295}. But his only Son, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart; he has told
{declared, exegeted} us about him {for only Christ is in the bosom of the Father, in His secret counsels;
and therefore He declares God to man as only He is able, with nothing lost; but we are to keep our gaze on
Christ Who we see by our eyes of faith, not blurred by our eyes of sight in this material world; for if we
did, we could be deceived by Lacan’s gaze theory and all manner of media deception which webs together
Satan’s web of deception; as in the matrix video games and movies, et. al.; so be not deceived by Satan in
the world, instead worship God in Truth and in Spirit by faith 296}.” 38
   “{Further,} The One who existed {essentially, before He was manifested--materially and Spiritually to
man 297}, was from the beginning {from eternity, and} is the one we have heard and seen {the Life, the
Word of Life, the eternal Life, as such, could not be seen and felt; but the Life manifested can be; for Jesus
the Christ has Life in Him 298}. We {John and the other Apostles} saw him with our own eyes and touched
him with our own hands. He is Jesus Christ, the Word of life. This one who is life from God was shown to
us, and we have seen him {with our internal sense, with the eyes of our minds; our senses having relayed to
our minds, our rational minds having collected; for the invisible Life and Word is no despiser of the
testimony of sense; as sense is a means that God has appointed for our information; so our Lord took care
to satisfy all the senses of His apostles that they might be the more complete witnesses of Him to the world
because the apostles could not be deceived in such long and various exercise of their sense; sense must
minister to reason and judgment, and reason and judgment must minister to the reception of the Lord Jesus
Christ and His gospel 299}. And now we testify and announce to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He
was with the Father, and then he was shown to us. We are telling you about what we ourselves have

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     John 1:10-18
actually seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship {Spiritual communion} with us. And our
fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ {Spiritual communion, partakers of the Divine
nature; knowing God, but not fully comprehending Him but in part by His revelation of Himself through
Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit 300}.
   We are writing these things so that our {your Spiritual} joy will be complete.
   This is the message he has given us to announce to you: God is light {as God is the source of all material
light to sustain His material creation; so too God’s Spiritual Light sustains man’s spirit unto Salvation; as
Christ is the Light of the world to man 301} and there is no darkness in him at all {no, not even one speck
of darkness; no ignorance, error, untruthfulness, sin, or death}. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship
with God but go on living in spiritual darkness {without integrity, being hypocrites 302}. We are not living
in the truth {and do not the Truth}. But if we are living in the light of God’s presence {partaking of His
Divine nature 303}, just as Christ is, then we have fellowship {Spiritual communion} with each other, and
the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from every sin {Christ’s blood having been shed as atonement for
our sin; as all things are made manifest--materially and Spiritually--by the Light 304}.
   If we say we have no sin {for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God; as Christianity is the
religion of repentant sinners}, we are only fooling {self-deceiving} ourselves and refusing to accept the
truth {of God’s word about our sin nature; the Truth respecting God’s Holiness and our sinfulness, which is
the very first spark of Light in us}. But if we confess our sins {our individual, personal transgressions; our
sin even after regeneration, even after being born again by the Holy Spirit} to him, he is faithful and just to
forgive us {to remit our guilt of conscience 305} and to {continuously} cleanse us from every wrong {of
unrighteousness while in our bodies of flesh in contact with and under the power of the unclean world and
the deceit of Satan; leaving us guiltless, with a clear conscience to come before God with a meek and
humble heart of forgiveness; for unrighteousness--offense to Him Who is just or righteous--is called sin,
because sin is the transgression of the Law, and the Law is the expression of God’s Righteousness--Who is
Christ Jesus Who fulfilled the Law and Who is our Righteousness--so that sin is unrighteousness; and
therefore it is only through Christ Jesus that we might be Saved 306}. If we claim we have not sinned {are
not sinners by nature}, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word {of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
our Salvation 307} has no place in our hearts.” 39
   {And so,} “Jesus replied {to Nicodemus}, ‘I assure you, unless {except} you {a man; all men} are born
again, you can {not} never see the Kingdom of God {in its beginnings here on earth, or its consummation
hereafter in heavenly New Jerusalem; for a man can not benefit of the change of the state or estate, unless
there be a change--a re-enlivening--of the spirit in the new birth; having repented before God the Trinity
and having began life anew in relation to God; with a new heart of obedience to God and His commands
both in the Spiritual realm and the material realm as we witness of Him, Christ Jesus, while He tarries; for
Heaven is a place of holiness, and nothing but what is like itself can ever enter into it; as this new birth
comprehends not only what is termed justification or pardon, but also sanctification or holiness; sin must be
pardoned and the impurity of the heart washed away before any soul can possibly enter into the Kingdom
of God 308}.’
   ‘What do you mean?’ exclaimed Nicodemus. ‘How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb
{matrix 309} and be born again {as we see the natural man respond with literal, material understanding as
to God’s Spiritual Truth; just as reflected in all false religions of Satan, including all un-Godly belief
systems in the world}?’
   Jesus replied, ‘The truth is, no one {not even Jesus, Immanuel, Christ Jesus, Who is by nature fully God
and yet also fully Man; Who knew no sin, was born of a virgin, but conceived by the Holy Spirit,
immaculately; even He, for our edification to show man the Way, the Truth and the Life unto Salvation in
God’s presence; no man} can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water {in the natural birth
of a woman or in the repentance and water baptismal as of John the Baptist 310} and the Spirit {Spiritual re-
birth 311}. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new {eternal Spiritual} life

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     1 John 1:1-10
from heaven {as the law of reproduction is after its kind; so that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that
which is born of the Spirit is spirit 312}. {For that which is begotten carries within itself the nature of that
which begat it. So Jesus was a Man born of a woman. He was, however, begotten of the Holy Spirit of
God--His Own Spirit, the One and Only same Spirit. As such, Christ Jesus was fully God and fully Man so
He could be tempted in every way as a man yet lead a sinless life as His Life was after the Spirit, knowing
no sin and being not of a sin nature. All so He could be and show men the Way, the Truth, and the Life
unto Salvation. Himself, God, the only acceptable Sacrifice to atone for the sin of man. The very man He
created. God created us knowing we would fall, but also willingly--before the foundation of the world--He
made the Way back to Himself. That whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord shall be Saved. For God
takes no pleasure in the perishing. God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit has offered man his second
opportunity for spending eternity in God’s presence. However, Jesus was not reborn, even as a Man, but
was born as in begotten of His Own Spirit--that same Spirit, the Holy Spirit--of the virgin Mary in His
immaculate conception. So showing man, as the Second Adam, how we, having a sinful nature can yet
attain back to God’s presence; the first Adam and Eve having fallen from grace and therefore God’s
presence in the Garden of Eden--their spirit was alive within them having died as a result of their sin. Christ
Jesus, our Model of Godliness. All from the Garden of Eden to New Jerusalem to demonstrate to man he
can do nothing without Him. And that God is the Only Good Will we should willingly and gladly submit
our will to. For He is faithful to provide for our every need and desire of our hearts to the glory of God the
Trinity. All by His loving grace and mercy, tempered only by His justice.} So don’t be surprised at my
statement that you must be born again. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or
where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit {and so the Spirit of God, so as to
be revealed to man, is likened to water and now wind in the material realm; but It is neither, and nothing in
the material Saves; it only is manifestation of the Spiritual within 313}.’
    ‘What do you mean?’ Nicodemus asked {for many will neither believe the truths of Christianity nor
submit to the laws of it further than they please; Christ shall be their teacher, provided they may choose
their lesson; for such things men do not understand, their capacity will not reach them; because this
doctrine was unintelligible to him he questions the truth of it; as many think that that cannot be proved
which they cannot believe; however, there is not a man in the universe that can fully comprehend one
operation, either of God or of His instrument nature, and yet they must believe, and do believe, though they
never did nor ever can fully comprehend, or account for, the objects of their faith; and those that profess to
believe because they comprehend, they are impostors who speak thus}.
    ‘Jesus replied, ‘You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things {for the
doctrine of regeneration is so far disclosed in the Old Testament that Nicodemus is culpable in being
ignorant of it; and the necessity of a spiritual obedience in opposition to mere mechanical services is
proclaimed throughout all the Old Testament 314}? I assure you, I am telling you what we know and have
seen {in Heaven, Christ having come from Heaven and to return to Heaven; and on the earth, using earthly
images, illustrations and language to reveal the Spiritual}, and yet you won’t believe us {by accepting our
witness}. But if you don’t even believe me when I tell you about things that happen here on earth, how can
you possibly believe me when I tell you what is going on in heaven 315? For only I, the Son of Man {who
lives in Heaven}, have come to earth and will return to Heaven again {and who is at once both in Heaven
and on earth; for only He, by the Holy Spirit, reveals the Truth of God the Father to man 316}. And as Moses
lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so I, the Son of Man, must be lifted up on a pole
{crucified on the Cross of Calvary}, so that everyone who believes in me will have eternal life {by being
drawn to Me thereby; born again of the Holy Spirit of God; being required both of the Jew and of the
Gentile; for the power and wisdom of God is from Him, not from any idol whose father is Satan, that
serpent of old; so Christ Jesus shows the reason why He descended from Heaven, that He might be lifted
up, i.e., crucified, for the Salvation of mankind, and be, by the appointment of God, as certain a Remedy for
sinful souls as the brazen serpent elevated on a pole was for the bodies of the Israelites which had been
bitten by the fiery serpents in the wilderness; just as that old serpent the Devil bites men in the wilderness
of this world who need Christ their Savior from sin, self, death, Satan, and eternal separation from God’s
presence in Gehenna 317}.
   {Stung by serpents, by a serpent they are healed. As Christ shows His power over that of the serpent
idols of Satan. Mocking them. So in redemption, as by man came death, by Man also comes Life--Man,
too, in the likeness of sinful flesh, differing in nothing outward and apparent from those who, pervaded by
the poison of the serpent, were ready to perish. In both cases the remedy is conspicuously displayed; in the
one case on a pole, in the other on the cross, to draw all men unto Him. In both cases it is by directing the
eye to the uplifted Remedy that the cure is effected; in the one case the bodily eye, in the other the gaze of
the soul by believing in Him as in that glorious ancient proclamation--“Look unto Me and be ye Saved, all
the ends of the earth…”. Both methods are stumbling to human reason. And Lacan’s gaze theory is intent
on deceiving man from clearly and certainly gazing upon Christ Jesus unto Salvation.
   However, in both cases the efficacy is the same. As one simple look at the serpent, however distant and
however weak, brought an instantaneous cure, even so, real faith in the Lord Jesus, however tremulous,
however distant--be it but real faith--brings certain and instant healing to the perishing soul. In a word, the
consequences of disobedience are the same in both. Doubtless many bitten Israelites, galling as their case
was, would reason rather than obey, would speculate on the absurdity of expecting the bite of a living
serpent to be cured by looking at a piece of dead metal in the shape of one--speculate thus till they died.
Alas! Is not Salvation by a crucified Redeemer subjected to like treatment? Won’t you choose Jesus and
Live? 318}
   ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not
perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it {to Hell}, but to save it
{by Christ’s atoning death on Calvary, that whosoever will call on His Name shall be Saved; for herein lies
the very marrow and quintessence of the whole gospel, that Jesus Christ came to seek and to save the
children of men from death, and recover them to Life 319}.
   ‘There is no judgment {now or in the future} awaiting those who trust him. But those who do not trust
him have already been judged for not believing in the only Son of God {deciding their own fate of eternal
separation from God’s loving grace and mercy; for unbelief is a sin against the Remedy}. Their judgment is
based on this fact: The light {Christ Jesus, the revelatory knowledge of God} from heaven came into the
world, but they loved the darkness more than the light {not for our being born with a sin nature are we
judged, but for our not accepting by faith Christ’s atonement for our Salvation; for our accepting Belial
instead; for none will have excuse in that Day}, for their actions were evil. They hate the light {Jesus the
Christ, the Light of the world} because they want to sin in the darkness. They stay away from the light {the
knowledge of God, His Word} for fear their sins will be exposed and they will be punished. But those who
do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what God wants {for the
gospel is light and light is self-evidencing; and it proves its own Divine origin; but many men are in love
with their sickness, in love with their slavery, and will not be made free, will not be made whole; for while
the gospel has its convictions, they are but to make way for its consolations; therefore, they who do not
come to the Light evidence a secret hatred of the Light}.” 40
   “And you know that Jesus came {was manifested} to take away our sins, for there is no sin in him 320….
   But when people keep on sinning {he who is continually, habitually doing sin as a habit of life without
repentance}, it shows they belong to the Devil {Belial, the source of sinful desires, and are, by imitation, a
child of the Devil; not by proper birth for from the Devil there is not generation, only corruption; for the
Devil begets nor creates, no thing, and 321}, who has been sinning since the beginning {willfully without
repentance, from out of eternity; since he lost his first estate as a creation of God, iniquity having been
found in him; since the time that any began to sin, since he became what he is, the Devil}. But the Son of
God came {was manifested} to destroy these works of the Devil {to defeat death; destroy sin Hell, and
death--the last enemy to be defeated; and to loose, to undo the bonds by which the works of the Devil were
held together; to loose as to set free by paying a price 322}. Those who have been born {begotten} into

40
     John 3:3-21
God’s family do not sin {with the intent to transgress without repentance and the seeking of forgiveness},
because God’s life {Offspring, Spiritual Seed; Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit} is in them. So they can’t
keep on sinning, because they have been born {begotten} of God {by His Spirit with a new nature, with a
new heart to obey God; for the regenerate Life is incompatible with sin, and gives the believer a hatred for
sin in every shape, and an unceasing desire to resist it 323}.” 41
    {Further,} “Jesus told them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you
from God 324. I am not here on my own, but he sent me. Why can’t you understand what I am saying {when
I illustrate the Spiritual by natural things for your edification}? It is because you are unable to do so
{because you can not bear My doctrine for it comes too close to you; it searches your hearts, detects your
hypocrisy, and exposes your iniquitous intentions and designs; and because you are determined not to leave
your sins, so you are purposed not to hear My doctrine}! For you are the children {the seed 325} of your
father the Devil {Belial}, and you love to do the evil things he does {not of any blind necessity of nature,
but of pure natural inclination; by free will choice to rebellious sin against God; being un-Spiritual, you
choose to know only the material and wrongly interpret the Spiritual to be sensual material thereby
rejecting the need for believing by faith in that which is not seen with the eye}. He was a murderer from
the beginning {leading to the Spiritual death of all mankind by his deceit of Eve and Adam} and has
always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies {calling evil good and good evil; thus
deceiving all who listen and follow his example}, it is consistent with his character {for he is destitute of
the Truth; so when he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own 326}; for he is a liar {not being tempted from
without, but purely self-begotten, springing from a nature which is nothing but obliquity} and the father of
lies {and deceit; being his own father, and the father of all who do his bidding; for be not deceived by the
pagan myths of every variety and vain variance, the One and Only True God is not a man that He should lie
or a son of man that He should repent; God had no hand in the Fall whatsoever; for though in the
omniscience of God the Fall was inevitable, He did not desire it though He turns all to good to them who
are called according to His purpose 327}. So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! Which
of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me {for
if you convict Me of sin, being convinced in your own mind, reject Me; but if not, why stand ye out against
My claims; for ye know I have been found without sin; so ye turn to downright railing against Me and to
blasphemous name calling to discredit Me in the eyes of your fellow men that I might be reviled and
thereby undone by the crowds}? Anyone whose Father is God listens gladly to the words of God. Since you
don’t, it proves you aren’t God’s children {and your closely held conviction you are descendants of
Abraham, and therefore Godly, is false for if you were the seed of Abraham you would believe in Me; you
would be born of the Spirit, but you are not; you are born only of the flesh and have not been reborn 328}.”
42

   “Long ago God spoke many times {in many portions, one portion of revelation and then another; each
only knowing in part; Noah the quarter of the world to which Messiah should belong was revealed; to
Abraham, the nation; to Jacob, the tribe; to David and Isaiah, the family; to Micah, the town of nativity; to
Daniel, the exact time; to Malachi, the coming of His forerunner, and His second advent; through Johan,
His burial and resurrection; through Isaiah and Hosea, His resurrection, etc. 329} and in many ways {in
theophanies; Christophanies, through angels, in dreams, in visions, by audible voices, the Urim and
Thummim, and by internal suggestions; with various degrees of clearness, under various shadows, types,
and figures, and with various modes of revelation; in one way He was seen by Abraham, in another by
Moses, in another by Elias, and in another by Micah; Isaiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel; and 330} to our ancestors
through the prophets {prophetais meaning an all-inclusive word for all whom God used in O. T. times}.
But now in these final {last} days {at the end of these, Old Testament prophetic, days; the gospel age
during the Time of the Gentiles}, he has spoken to us through his {in His Only, First Begotten--
prototokos-- 331} Son {the True Prophet of God; the most excellent Messenger that was ever sent into the

41
     1 Jn 3:5, 8-9
42
     Jn 8:42-47
world; so we must expect no new revelation, but only more of the Spirit of Christ to help us better
understand what is already revealed; certainly no subsequent avatar of any sort or variety}. God promised
everything to the Son as an inheritance {before creation, by right of creation and by right of redemption
and re-creation; and believers are adopted sons by faith in Christ Jesus, God the Son 332}, and through the
Son he made the universe and everything in it {Christ being Heir and Agent of creation of the worlds, both
its ages and its material space, and both its material and Spiritual existences 333}. The Son reflects {light of
[from] light, or by effulgence; for in Christ, the revelation of God is full, not in shifting hues of separated
color, but Himself the Pure Light, uniting in His one person the whole spectrum of} God’s own glory {the
brightness thereof; the resplendent outbeaming of the essential Glory of God}, and everything about him
represents {the express image, the impress, of} God exactly {though veiled in the likeness of sinful flesh;
by pre-existent and essential Being, the character or impression of His hypostasis or substance and essence-
-that which is essential to Him as God, and the character or image is that by which all the likeness of the
Original becomes Manifest and is a perfect facsimile of the Whole; that to behold the power, wisdom, and
goodness of the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, is to behold the same power, wisdom, and goodness of
God the Father 334}. He {Christ Jesus} sustains the universe by the mighty power of his command {Word
335
    }. After he died {crucified on the Cross of Calvary} to cleanse us from the stain of sin, he sat down in the
place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God of heaven 336.
   This shows that God’s Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is far greater
than their names {Jesus the Christ, the Name above all names 337}. For God never said to any angel what
he said to Jesus:
   ‘You are my Son {My Material Manifestation; God the Son by eternal generation as begotten of God, by
commission of God, by resurrection as the First-Begotten of the dead, and by actual possession as Heir of
all and of the Nature and Essence of God Himself; He having ransomed and opened Heaven to Thy
people}.
   Today I have become your Father {for today, the everlasting today, have I begotten Thee--I have raised
Thee from the dead; as by the power of My Holy Spirit did I conceive Thee in Thy mother’s womb--proof
of Christ’s Godhood being our Revelation of God the Father and the Godhead, Elohim; for if Jesus was not
thus the Son of God, the whole Christian system is vain and baseless; but His resurrection demonstrates
Him to have been the Son of God; as Christ Jesus and Him crucified is the very Power and Wisdom of God
just as in creation in the beginning; so in re-creation 338}.’
                                               And again God said,
                                                ‘I will be his Father,
      and he will be my Son {in the eternal now that doth ever last; while believers are adopted sons with
                                                  inheritance 339}.’
  And then, when he presented his honored Son to the world {bringing His First-begotten--prototokos--into
the world--oikoumene--the inhabited world 340}, God said, ‘Let all the angels of God worship him {for God
     does not allow the worship of any creature of creation, or idol; only worship of the One True God the
 Trinity, Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos, which is in Christ Jesus 341}.’ God calls his angels {spirits, sons of
  God, though He doth not so call the fallen angelic host of Satan nor Satan himself either; for they are but
                                                    demons 342}
                                          ‘messengers swift as the wind,
                                        and servants made of flaming fire.’
                                              But to his Son he says,
  ‘Your throne, O God {God calling His Son God; for Jesus Christ is God the Trinity 343}, endures forever
                                                      and ever.
                                  Your royal power expressed in righteousness.
                                 You love what is right and hate what is wrong.
                                  Therefore God, your God, has anointed you,
  pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else {for Christ has God’s Spirit without measure,
                           and the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Him bodily 344}.’
                                                       And,
                       ‘Lord, in the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth 345,
 And the heavens are the work of your hands {in their manifoldness, including various orders of heavenly
                                           intelligences or angels 346}.
  Even they will perish {not destroyed ultimately or annihilated; but being mutable, they will be changed,
renewed 347}, but you remain forever {through all changes, eternal Pure Spirit, unchanged yesterday, today,
  forever the same; Christ Jesus Creator and Re-Creator, God the Son, Immanuel; Lord and God--Jehovah
                                             Elohim-Kurios Theos}.
                                       They will wear out like old clothing.
    You will roll {fold} them up like an old clothing {as in the String Theory viz. as un-experience-able
 dimensions are to us today; and they shall be changed, and the new Heaven and the new earth will by the
               hand of God become New Jerusalem in which righteousness alone shall dwell}.
                          But you are always the same {in nature and essence 348}:
                                            you will never grow old.’
                            And God never said to an angel, as he did to his Son,
                               ‘Sit in honor at my right hand {of highest honor}
                                          until I humble your enemies,
                                 making them a footstool under your feet 349.’
 But angels are only servants. They are {ministering} spirits sent from God to {the sacred} care for those
                                        who will receive salvation 350.” 43

  Throughout biblical Scripture, there is never any doubt as to Who is God, nor what God IS. Jehovah
Elohim of the O.T., as well as Kurios Theos of the N.T.--Christ Jesus by any other Name--the One and
Only God of creation and re-creation. Praise God! In Whom the fullness of the Godhead--God the Trinity:
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit--dwells bodily.

   {And so,} “Then Jesus told her {the woman at the well 351}, ‘I am the Messiah {I AM, Jehovah, the One
speaking to you; the I AM that I AM; and so is Jesus of Nazareth, God 352}!’” 44
   “ And the Father himself has also testified about me {through the prophets and at My baptism by John
353
    ; for Christ accepts the biblical rule of evidence requiring two witnesses 354}. You have never heard His
voice or seen Him face to face {seen His shape, form, or appearance; and so they did not recognize Jesus as
Messiah, Immanuel, in their stubborn ignorance}, and you do not have his message {His word abiding} in
your hearts {though you believe the Scriptures to be of God, and His word is in your mouth; but not in your
mind by meditation and then by conviction in your heart guiding your life 355}, because you do not believe
me--the one he sent to you {the One all Scriptural witness was about}.
   ‘You search the Scriptures {diligently and anxiously; and you should, but} because you believe they give
you eternal life {for they erroneously believed he that has the words of the law has eternal life--an end in
itself}. But the Scriptures point to Me {the True End of Scripture; The Person of Salvation; for both
extremes of either resting on the mere Book without the Living Christ, or on the mere pronouncements of
clergy with their version of their living Christ; both are bound to fail and lead to deception as the case in all
the cults of this world}! Yet you refuse to come to me so that I can give you this eternal life {for you must
search the Scriptures for Christ, as the new and Living Way that leads to eternal life in God’s presence in
New Jerusalem which cometh down from God from Heaven; for God’s word was made alive in Immanuel,
as God is unseen Spirit; for the letter of the law is but death 356}.
   ‘Your approval or disapproval means nothing to me {for I do not seek after man’s praise, but My
Father’s}, because I know you don’t have God’s love {the love for God and man} within you. For I have
come to you representing my Father, and you refuse to welcome me, even though you readily accept others

43
     Heb 1
44
     John 4:26
who represent only themselves {false prophets, false Christs or antichrists 357; there having been, since
Christ’s first advent, 64 false Christs by whom the Jews have been deceived in their history; for it is just
with God to suffer those to be deceived with false prophets who receive not the Truth 358}. No wonder you
can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other {in the name of pride, vanity, and self-love}, but you don’t
care about the honor that comes from God alone {that all the saints have; for all that believe in Christ,
through Him receive the honor that comes from God; counting it as our reward, as the Pharisees accounted
the praise of men}.
   ‘Yet it is not I who will accuse you of this before the Father {for I did not come into the world to
condemn it, but to Save it}. Moses will accuse you {as does the law, without the grace of God afforded to
you by Me}! Yes, Moses, on whom you set your hopes. But if you had believed Moses, you would have
believed me because he wrote about me {as do all writers of the Old Testament 359}. And since you don’t
believe what he wrote {in the sacred texts, the Pentateuch}, how will you believe what I say {for therefore if
we believe not the Divine inspiration of those writings, how shall we receive the doctrine of Christ; if we
admit not the premises, how shall we admit the conclusion; and so we see, therefore, all un-Godly science
is doomed to fail when it comes to Truth, be that material or Spiritual Truth; just because we may
manipulate matter to our desires does not mean we know how best to do so for the furtherance of life in this
world or in the world to come; for I believe all the science resulting in hybridization and in the altering of
that which God put together--the splitting of the atom but one example--is part of our undoing; we are only
hastening the direction of the fallen universe and enhancing its destructiveness to our fellow man; but
worship of nature is not the path mankind need take, but worship God in Christ Jesus for the Salvation of
man which leadeth to the renewing of both man and nature 360}?’” 45
   “Then He {Jesus the Christ} asked them {His Apostles}, ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter replied, ‘You are
the Messiah {the Christ; the One and Only Son of God, the Living One 361}...!’” 46
   “Jesus replied, ‘You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to
you. You did not learn this from any human being 362. Now I say to you that you are Peter {Petros, a piece
of a rock or pebble, of the Rock--Petra, a rocky mass--Jesus the Christ, Immanuel; as God in Christ mocks
the Peter of Babylonian paganism of Satan and the church of Rome 363}, and upon this rock {Petra, the
Truth of Christ’s Messiahship; upon His act of redemption and Salvation of mankind 364} I will build my
{true called out ones 365} church {Christ here first mentions His Church of born again believers of the
Kingdom of Heaven 366}, and all the powers of hell {Satan and all his deceit, the machinations and powers
of the unseen world} will not conquer it. And I will give you {Peter, as first among equals 367} the keys {the
badge of power or authority 368; of the True knowledge of the doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven--and also
then to the Apostles, disciples, and all born again believers then, now, and to come; not a literal key for that
bespeaks of the law and paganism} of the Kingdom of Heaven {for the official opening of the Kingdom to
Jews and Gentiles 369}. Whatever you lock {bind} on earth will be locked {bound} in heaven, and whatever
you open {loose, whatever you set free by paying a price--the Price Christ paid on Calvary’s Cross; for we
are either Saved before our death or we are not, and can not be changed thereafter 370} on earth will be
opened {loosed} in heaven {not just anything, material; but in terms of eternal things, Spiritual things--
speaking specifically of interceding to bring men into the Kingdom of Heaven, Salvation, or to noting
warning to those who refuse Salvation as to being condemned thereby 371; but Christ alone has the authority
to judge the hearts of souls either accepting or refusing His Salvation, and then condemning those who
refuse to eternal separation from God in Gehenna (?); all this to counter Jewish traditional religious
notions--as well as with other pagan religions of Satan--about literal keys and ritualistic attenuation to the
terms keys, loosing, and binding and to proclaim the Truth of the gospel of God; in fact whatever is bound
or loosed on earth has already been so in Heaven, not the other way around 372}.” 47
   {Peter said,} “For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says,

45
     John 5:37-47
46
     Luke 9:20
47
     Mt 16:17-19
‘The stone {Petra} that you builders rejected {that you Jewish rulers and elders of Israel should have built
the church on--Jesus the Christ, the True Messiah} has now become the cornerstone {of God’s Church in
Christ in spite of Israel’s rejection 373}.’
   There is salvation in no one else! There is no other name in all of heaven {or under Heaven, given
among men} for people to call on to save them {for Peter knew his place in Christ, unlike Babylonia’s false
pagan religions of Satan that lift Peter or his successors, antichrist’s to the level of Christ on earth in His
stead--blasphemy 374}.’” 48
   “Come to Christ, who is the living cornerstone 375 of God’s temple. He was rejected by the people, but he
is precious to God who chose him.
   And now God is building you {as God nests history in History, so He nests Christ’s Church within Christ
that is within Himself--God the Trinity; all revealed within God’s prophetic word}, as living stones {beith,
a Hebrew word illuminating a metaphor that believers are a living and breathing organismic Church in the
world--in which the Spirit inhabits--to the manifest the glory of God 376}, into his spiritual temple {Christ’s
Church of born again believers, to spread the gospel of God to the far reaches of the earth until the Time of
the Gentiles be fulfilled}. What’s more, you are God’s holy priests 377, who offer the spiritual sacrifices
that please him because of Jesus Christ {because of His atoning death on Calvary’s Cross imputing the
righteousness of God to all faith believers, that we may offer our lives as our reasonable service in sacrifice
to God 378}. As the Scriptures express it,
                                          ‘I am placing a stone in Jerusalem,
                               a chosen cornerstone, and anyone who believes in him
                                             will never be disappointed 379.’
                    Yes, he is very precious to you who believe. But for those who reject him,
                                     ‘The stone that was rejected by the builders
                                           has now become the cornerstone.’
                                              And the Scriptures also say,
   ‘He is the stone that makes people stumble {because they adhere to their natural man state, rejecting the
                                              Truth of God’s Revelation},
                                           the rock that will make them fall.’
   They stumble because they do not listen to God’s word or obey it, and so they meet the fate that has been
planned for them {the smitten Rock that the Spirit of Life may flow from Him to all who will believe; to
Christ’s Church He is our Chief Cornerstone; to the Jews at His first coming He is a stumbling Stone; to
Israel at His second coming He is the Headstone of the corner; to the Gentile world-power He is the smiting
Stone cut out without hands; to those after the Gentile world powers are destroyed He is to grow and fill the
earth; to unbelievers He is the crushing Stone of judgment 380}.
   But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people {God’s chosen elect generation, a class distinct
from the world; a title formerly given to the whole Jewish church alone, now revealed as to all believers as
the distinct Spiritual species--race or kind--of man holy unto God; the Jewish nation yet future to fully
fulfill its Spiritual and literal role 381}. You are a kingdom of priests {and kings}, God’s holy nation, his
very own {peculiar} possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God {by publishing abroad
His praises, virtues, and excellencies to mankind; Peter branding as darkness what all the world calls light--
reason, without the Holy Spirit, in spite of its vaunted power, is spiritual darkness for it cannot apprehend
what faith is: for there it is stark blind; it gropes as one that is without eyesight, stumbling from one thing to
another, and knows not what it does}, for he called you out of the darkness {out of heathen and even
Jewish ignorance, sin, and misery, and so out of the dominion of the prince of darkness; the spiritual and
moral darkness of Satan’s evil deceitful sin rebellion against God} into his wonderful light {God’s Spiritual
and moral revelation of Himself; God having created physical darkness and evil--not moral--only as just
punishment for the sin of man in this world and to cause men to see their poorness of Spirit and their guilt
of conscience in their sin so that they may come to God’s Salvation 382}.

48
     Acts 4:11-12
                                           ‘Once you were not a people;
 now you are the people of God {Gentiles, God’s peculiar treasure, antitypical to Israel--being the reality of
what the nation of Israel never lived up to--whom God purchased for a Price, His Son’s precious blood; for
   the Jewish nation God ransomed at no direct cost to God since they were enslaved at no cost to God in
  Egypt--but by the mere blood of men; and later, God did not pay any ransom for Israel’s freedom because
   men accomplished God’s will for their own vain purposes as did Babylon, the Medes and Persians, and
                      Cyrus (?); for only Christ’s shed blood is True Salvation of God 383.
                                     Once you received none of God’s mercy;
                     now you have received his mercy {His mercy in Christ Jesus 384}.’” 49
   “So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners {from God; for you too now can become
sons of God; for though born again Gentiles are in the world; their home is Heaven with God in eternity, as
they are not of this world}. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people {from the beginning; now
saints}. You are members of God’s family {Christ’s Church, the body of Christ; the Kingdom of Heaven
Christ came to establish}. We are his house, built on the foundation 385 of the apostles and the prophets
{including the New Testament prophets 386}. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself {the Cornerstone
of the Spiritual Temple of God on earth; the temple of the body of Christ 387}. We who believe are carefully
joined together {in whom groweth--meaning growing continually, organismically 388}, becoming a holy
temple for the Lord. Through him you Gentiles are also joined together as part of this dwelling where God
lives by his Spirit {indwelling us, our spirits having been enlivened when we became born again 389}.” 50
   {And so,}“I, Paul am a prisoner {in Rome} of Christ Jesus because of my preaching to you Gentiles. As
you already know, God has given me this special ministry of announcing his favor to you Gentiles {so do
not despair of the worst, of the worst of persons, or nations; for we are all sinners falling short of the Glory
of God but for God’s grace worked by His Holy Spirit in the souls of men}. As I briefly mentioned earlier
in this letter, God himself revealed his secret plan to me {His sacred secret mystery not previously fully
revealed 390}. As you read what I have written, you will understand what I know about this plan regarding
Christ {as the biblical canon is available to all to read today, and for Christ’s born again believers to
understand the mystery Paul herein expounds upon to the Ephesians 391}. God did not reveal it to previous
generations {of sons of men, prophets of the Old Testament 392}, but now he has revealed it by the Holy
Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets {sons of God by inheritance; and that mystery is Christ Jesus
Himself, for He is the Living Word of God; and His Salvation, first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles 393}.
   And this is the secret plan {the mystery revealed}: The Gentiles have an equal share with the Jews in all
the {unsearchable, never ending 394} riches inherited by God’s children. Both groups have believed the
Good News {the gospel of Jesus Christ, the gospel of God; having been drawn of the Father by the Holy
Spirit to the Son; intimating the Trinitarian nature of God, as throughout Scripture 395}, and both are part of
the same body and enjoy together the promise of blessings through Christ Jesus. By God’s special favor
and mighty power {His Spiritual energy in-working}, I have been given the wonderful privilege of serving
him by spreading this Good News.
   Just think! Though I did nothing to deserve it, and though I am the least deserving Christian there is, I
was chosen for this special joy of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in
Christ {of His gift of the Holy Spirit in the Spirit’s fullness in this age of grace}. I was chosen to explain to
everyone {to make all men see during this dispensation or economy--oikonomia--of God’s grace unto
Salvation 396} this plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning {hid from
ages in God; only foreshadowed in Old Testament Scriptures to Jews who remained blinded to God’s word
and His prophets of old 397}.
   God’s purpose was to show his wisdom in all its rich variety {the multifarious and greatly diversified
wisdom of God; though essentially one, as Christ is one, yet varying the economy in respect to places,
times, and persons} to all the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms {God’s angelic host, as they

49
     1 Pt 2:4-10
50
     Eph 2:19-22
marvel at God’s plan for man not offered to them; and Satan’s demon angelic host, to their dismay 398}.
They will see this when Jews and Gentiles are joined together in his church {Christ’s Church being the
means by which God is displaying His manifold wisdom and power through Jesus Christ and Him crucified
399
    }. This was his plan from all eternity {according to His purpose concerning the dispensations and
covenanted periods; not only including each of them from the first to the last, but each their effects into
eternity 400}, and it has now been carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord {as God keeps in view--during
all His dispensations--His grand objects, the manifestation of Christ and the Glory which should follow}.
   Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come fearlessly into God’s presence, assured of his
glad welcome {no longer to be deceived by rulers and authorities of Satan 401}. So please don’t despair
because of what they are doing to me here {in prison in Rome}. It is for you that I am suffering, so you
should feel honored and encouraged.
   When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray 402 to the Father, the
Creator of everything in heaven and on earth {for whom the whole family of the redeemed is named sons
of God 403}. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength {in
your immaterial part, your true personality or self 404} through his Holy Spirit {indwelling}. And I pray that
Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts {abiding in you} as you trust in him {as you abide in
Him by faith 405}. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love {being rooted and
grounded 406}. And may you have the power to understand, as {with} all God’s people {saints} should,
how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is {for the fourth dimension which is God’s
love is infinite as God is eternal}. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will
never fully understand it {but enough to rejoice in it; for Christ’s love surpasseth or exceeds our ability to
ever know it completely}. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God
{for to know the love of Christ infinitely surpasseth all other science--all other means of knowing or having
so-called knowledge; for true science is knowing the will of God and walking in it; including that boasted
by rabbins as having the key of knowledge, the secret of all divine mysteries; and that of the Greeks and
their philosophers and their systems of philosophy as being superior to everything that had ever been
known among men--for Christ’s love surpasseth all things 407}.
   Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us {as we are being energized by the
indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit}, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask
or hope {to fill us with all the fullness of God, that our whole soul be filled with meekness, gentleness,
goodness, love, justice, holiness, mercy, and truth; our souls having been emptied of sin; sin or Satan no
longer having dominion over it, nor a being in it}. May he be given glory in the church {as His glory is
being manifested throughout all eternity in the body of believers which He has redeemed 408} and in Christ
Jesus {for of His reign there shall be no end; as again the Trinitarian Nature of God is evident} forever and
ever through endless ages {world without end}. Amen.” 51
   “So this is the point: The law no longer holds you in its power, because you died to its power when you
died with Christ on the cross {for Christ is the manifestation of God’s law as a Man, embodying our
example as to our relationship to the law, not as our sin nature would dictate sinful rebellion toward it and
God Himself}. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead {for Christ, by showing
mankind we need not fear death through His death, resurrection, and ascension to Heaven, has provided
proof of God’s promised plan of Salvation--assuring the resurrection of the believing dead unto God’s
eternal presence; thus freeing man from his fear of death resulting in worship of the creature--sin, self,
Satan--creation--desiring what it has to offer from its god, Satan--instead of the Creator Who only can Save
us 409}. As a result, you can produce good fruit, that is, good deeds for God {for once we believe by faith,
God’s Holy Spirit rebirths us--born again--with an enlivened spirit within us, and a new heart for God
desirous of obedience, fellowship, and communion with God, unto a renewed mind agreeing with God; no
longer with the natural man rebellious response to God’s commands--our natural man self, our false self,
having died--instead joyously embracing His loving grace and mercy}.”

51
     Eph 3:1-21
   “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function , so it is with Christ’s body.
We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do {according to our gifts of the Holy
Spirit, and our measure of faith from God 410;all deriving purpose and Life from Christ 411}. And since we
are all one body in Christ {its Head}, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others {for in
Christ’s body, there is unity in the One Spirit, with diversity of gifts in people to accomplish God’s purpose
in the world; while the world foolishly, and vainly seeks unity in its so-called diversity of spirits--actually
the one spirit of Satan; for he is the author of confusion and all evil against God and man, and all idolatry
and deceit; be not deceived, for selfish diversity--sin by any other name--can not be brought into true
oneness; but only into a false union forged of vain convenience and feigned advantage of all--of partly clay
and partly iron--that will be broken asunder by the Stone not cut by human hands but of God: Who is Christ
Jesus}.” 52
   “But our bodies were not made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares
about our bodies. And God will raise our bodies from the dead by his marvelous power, just as he raised
our Lord from the dead {by raising us up who are asleep in Christ from out of the rest of the dead not in
Christ 412}. Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body,
which belongs to Christ, and join it to a prostitute {thereby spontaneously alienating it from Christ; for
idols or their practices are anathema to God and harmful to our bodies as they are harmful to Christ’s body,
His Church; for literal prostitution sprang from pagan worship of fertility goddesses of old; spiritual
prostitution being the worship of gods and goddesses of creation which are in fact Satan 413}? Never {but
man’s wisdom, when untaught by God’s revelations, holds such actions to be as blameless as eating and
drinking; as we see today in America and the world; as sin is excused and accused, but not repented and
forgiven for such as these love the darkness for their deeds are evil; thinking God can not see them}!
   And don’t you know that if a man joins himself to a prostitute {in idolatry; idolatry being anything which
detracts from a man’s primary focus on God in Christ} he becomes one body {or flesh} with her {for a man
becomes like the god or goddess he serves 414}? For the Scriptures say, ‘The two are united into one {in
marriage; as we, Christ’s Church, are married to Christ; so be not married to idolatry of any kind 415}.’ But
the person who is joined to the Lord {by faith, believing} becomes one spirit with him {a man’s soul being
directed by His Spirit; while the idolater’s flesh directs his soul as it is deceived by self and Satan}.
   Run away from sexual sin {for as other vices may be conquered by reason or in fight, this only by
flight}! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against
your own body {against the verity and nature of your body; not a mere effect on the body from without, but
a contradiction of the truth of the body, wrought within itself}. Or don’t you know that your body is the
temple of the Holy Spirit {as He indwells your soul, in the same way God indwelt the tabernacle and
temples of Israel; and since only God can claim a temple, here the Holy Spirit is assigned one signifying
the Holy Spirit is God--God’s Spirit--God the Holy Spirit 416}, who lives in you and was given to you by
God {for as fornication is sin against one’s own body designed to serve Christ, so too idolatry is sin against
Christ’s own body designed to serve God}? You do not belong to yourself {though man, unregenerated, has
sold himself to sin 417}, for God bought you with a high price {His Son, Immanuel--God with us; Christ’s
blood a ransom paid to God’s justice by the love of God in Christ for our redemption 418}. So you must
honor God with your body {our bodies becoming apart of Christ’s body as is our soul; both united in His
service for His lost sheep; for if we accept Him as our Prophet to reveal God to us, and our Priest to atone
for us, we must also accept Him as our King to rule over us as wholly His, presenting every token of our
fealty 419}.” 53
   “When we bless the cup at the Lord’s Table {Christ answering to the Jewish cup of blessing over which
thanks were offered in the Passover; Christ being the Passover Lamb of God 420}, aren’t we sharing in the
benefits of the blood of Christ? And when we break the loaf of bread, aren’t we sharing in the benefits of
the body of Christ {we partake really, but spiritually of the blood and the body of Christ; for it is not said,

52
     Rom 7:4, 12:4-5
53
     I Cor 6:13part-20
‘The cup…is the blood,’ or ‘the bread…is the body,’ but ‘is the communion [joint participation] of the
blood…body’ 421}? And we all eat from one loaf, showing that we are one body. And think about the nation
of Israel; all who eat {literally, as the Missal Mass et. al., as opposed to Spiritually as in the Lord’s
Supper} the sacrifices are united by that act.
   What am I trying to say? Am I saying that the idols to whom the pagans bring sacrifices are real gods
and that these sacrifices are of some value? No, not at all. What I am saying is that these sacrifices are
offered to {Satan and his} demons, not to God. And I don’t want any of you to be partners with {Satan and
his} demons {for whether partaking of a Christian, Jewish, or heathen pagan Gentile religious table, all
involve communion fellowship with the being to whom the worship is directed}. You cannot drink from the
cup of the Lord and from the cup of {Satan and his} demons, too. You cannot eat at the Lord’s Table and at
the table of {Satan and his} demons, too {for at idol feasts libations were usually made from the cup to the
idol first, and then the guests drank; so that in drinking they had fellowship with the idol; and so God, in
instituting the Lord’s Supper--as in the ceremonial law of the Jews--has shown man to have communion
with Him, in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit, is true communion with the One and Only God; and that all
other gods are but idols; as the Lord’s Supper is a feast on a table, not a sacrifice on an altar; our only altar
is the Cross, and our only Sacrifice that of Christ once for all; so the Roman Catholic Missal Mass is but an
abject manifestation of this admonition as is all similar ritual in all the unholy trinitarian religions of Satan;
for we are to be holy, consecrated to the Lord; and God calls this a double sin 422; for things so sacrificed,
especially one’s life or the lives of others, are used by Satan’s demonic forces to lead men away from the
true God 423; as Satan’s worship is motivated by worldly fear--represented by the false god, Pan, from
which we get our English word panic from, and whose human form with horns and cloven hoofs gave rise
to the vulgar representations of Satan which prevail today--so fear is the spirit of Satan and his demons,
rather than Godly love 424}. What? Do you dare to rouse the Lord’s jealousy as Israel did? Do you think we
are stronger than he is?” 54
   {So, again} “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up only one body. So it is with
the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we
have all been baptized into Christ’s body by one Spirit, and we have all received the same Spirit 425.
   Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part {God’s unity--not uniformity--with diversity; as
opposed to Eastern religions in which all are to realize they are god; which is a deceived substitute notion
denying the Fall of man in the Garden of Eden which resulted in man’s separation from God; and without
Christ Jesus as the Means to communion fellowship in One Spirit with God 426}. If the foot says, ‘I am not
a part of the body because I am not a hand,’ that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear
says, ‘I am not part of the body because I am only an ear and not an eye,’ would that make it any less a
part of the body? Suppose the whole body were an eye--then how would you hear? Or if your whole body
were just one big ear, how could you smell anything?
   But God made our bodies with many parts, and he has put each part just where he wants it. What a
strange thing a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body {for as
the world cries out unity from or in diversity; God’s word reveals to man there is only diversity in unity in
and of the Spirit of God; as there can never be true unity in diversity, only deceived unity--actually chaotic
anarchy under tyranny}. The eye can never say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you.’ The head can’t say to the
feet, ‘I don’t need you.’
   In fact, some of the parts that seem weakest and least important are really the most necessary. And the
parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So God has put the body
together in such a way that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity {God’s
equality lending itself to harmony and love among men; for He has tempered us together so there be no
schism or schismatics}. This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each
other equally {as the many members of the body compose an organic whole and none can be dispensed
with as needless, so those variously gifted by the Spirit, compose a spiritual organic whole, the body of

54
     1 Cor 10:16-22
Christ, into which all are baptized by the one Spirit; as opposed to holism--naturalistic self, and sin and
deceit by any other name--which denies the existence of Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos, the Personal God
of providence over all}. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the
parts are glad.
   Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.” 55
   “We are all one body {in Christ, His Body; His Church, with one heart and soul, with one mind,
belonging to Christ}, we have the same Spirit {His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, being the author of faith,
Scripture, and testimony, uniting all in faith; be they men of the Old Testament, or men of the New
Testament ages 427} and we have all been called to the same glorious future {the hope of everlasting
Salvation in Christ Jesus}. There is only one Lord {Christ Jesus}, one faith {God’s gospel}, one baptism
{of the same Holy Spirit}, and there is only one God and Father {totaling seven unities of the diversity of
the Body of Christ 428}, who is over us all and in us all and living through us all {God the Trinity--God is
over all, as Father; through all, by the Logos or Word; and in all, by the Holy Spirit; as Jesus Christ in His
word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the
same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification
that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and third
persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have
excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you
have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 429}.
However, he has given each one of us a special gift according to the generosity of Christ {Christ’s diversity
of gifts of the Holy Spirit, in unity--diversity in unity, not unity in diversity as the world which is of self
and sin}. That is why the Scriptures say,
  ‘When he ascended to the heights,
    he led a crowd of captives {He led captivity captive by defeating, by conquering that which had
defeated
    and conquered men--Satan, fear of death, the curse, and sin--at His first coming 430; the last to be finally
    defeated is death itself, defeated in eternity in Heaven for believers and Gehenna for non-believers 431
   and gave gifts to his people {according to His grace through the Holy Spirit 432}.’
Notice that it says ‘he ascended.’ This means that Christ first came down to the lowly world in which we
live 433. The same one who came down 434 is the one who ascended 435 higher than all the heavens {for
Christ passed through the heavens to the throne of God itself; Ps 68 showing Christ to be that God; for
Jesus as Immanuel was one at the same time omnipresent and in Heaven for the fullness of the Godhead
dwells in Him bodily 436}, so that his rule might fill the entire universe {that no thing would be above Him
or His glory except God the Father Who is Pure Spirit, Elohim}.
   He {through His Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God} is the one who gave these gifts to the church {Christ
having received gifts for men that He might give to them 437}: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists,
and the pastors and teachers 438. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up
the church, the body of Christ {for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of the ministry, by correcting
in all that is deficient, instructing and completing in number and all parts 439}, until we come to such unity
in our faith and knowledge {not a bare speculative knowledge, but such as is attended with appropriation
and affection} of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown 440 in the Lord, measuring up to the full
stature of Christ {having all alike thorough knowledge of Christ as the Son of God; then finding full unity
of faith in the Body of Christ; for unity is not the means, as the world, but the fruit of the Means which is
Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit; unified in Spirit and in Truth, for Thy word is Truth 441}.
   Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because
someone has told us something different or because someone has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound
like truth {deceiving us; so we are tossed to and fro--inwardly--even without wind, like billows of the sea;
or carried about--with every wind from without; by deceitful dialectics 442; by the sleight of men--sleight

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     1 Cor 12:12-27
meaning dice-playing or games of chance--then to the various tricks employed in cheating in the game of
dice; by craftiness tending to the methodized system of deceit, even to the parent of error or deceit--Satan;
whereby they lie in wait to deceive as in an ambush in order to circumvent the weak 443}. Instead, we will
hold to the truth {of God’s gospel, as opposed to deceit or error} in love, becoming more and more in every
way like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Under his direction, the whole body is fitted
together perfectly {in unity with Him and then with His Body of born again believers who are in unity with
Christ by the Holy Spirit}. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the
whole body is healthy and growing and full of love {Truth in word and act; love in manner and spirit; for
the unity of Christ’s Church of born again believers is not by worldly means as we see in Christendom
today in America and the world, conforming the professing church to the world; but the unity of the Church
is as God’s word so clearly states in Ephesians 4 and throughout Scripture, by God’s Spirit and Truth in
love and in prayer to God the Father, in the Name of God the Son--Christ Jesus--by God the Holy Spirit; as
we worship God in Spirit and in Truth; as the Godhead--God the Trinity, Elohim--is actively involved in
the plan of Salvation 444}.” 56
   {So} “The Spirit {God the Trinity’s Holy Spirit in the world; God the Holy Spirit} and the bride
{Christ’s Body, His Church} say, ‘Come.” Let each one who hears 445 them say, ‘Come.’ Let the thirsty
ones come--anyone {whosoever will 446} who wants to. Let them come and drink the water of {out of the
throne of God and of the Lamb 447; Christ’s eternal} life without charge {by God’s grace 448}.” 57

   {But} “Jesus warned them not to tell anyone {until after Christ’s crucifixion, death, resurrection and
ascension at which time History will become His proof} about this {that He was the Messiah the Christ, the
Son of the living God--of God, the Living One, the Supreme Being or Jehovah signifying being or
existence}. ‘For I, the Son of Man 449, must suffer many terrible things,’ he said. ‘I will be rejected by the
leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. I will be killed, but {therefore} three days
later I will be raised from the dead {for this logical conclusion of God’s Divine plan of Salvation was
conceived by Elohim before the foundation of the world, not any happenstance or fluke of fate}.” 58
   “‘My Lord {Kurios} and my God {Theos}!’ Thomas exclaimed {after confirming the nail holes in Jesus’
hands before He ascended; Kurios Theos-Jehovah Elohim}.” 59

  So, with all God’s revelation to man in all ages and places; why do not all men receive God’s offered
Salvation in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit? Why are not all men Saved?

   {Because,} “And then he {Jesus the Christ} added, ‘It is the {evil} thought-life that defiles you {so you
won’t come to Me; the wicked dialogues and evil reasonings; for in all evil surmisings the heart holds a
conversation, or dialectical dialogue, with itself, defiling the soul; for these things have their seat and
operation in the soul of a man; not unlike the dialectical deceit of Satan in the Garden of Eden onward}.
For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
greed {covetousness}, wickedness, deceit, eagerness for lustful pleasure, envy {an evil eye}, slander
{blasphemy}, pride, and foolishness {rising up in thought and affection and then flowing forth in voluntary
action; the result of corrupt reasonings which had stealthily introduced and gradually reared up that hideous
fabric of un-Godly, worldly, cultural tradition which at length practically nullified the unchangeable
principles of the moral law of God, bringing a stain upon the conscience of guilt and substituting pagan
Babylonia as man’s origin and nature versus God the Trinity Who created man in His Image; which the
educational system in America and the world is full swing in the process of doing to the children of men as
is true in every arena of human life today 450}.

56
     Eph 4:4-16
57
     Rev 22:17
58
     Luke 9:21, 22
59
     John 20:28
   All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you {so do not indulge them as psychology
today implores you to do, whether in or out of the Christian church; for it is not the eating with unwashen
hands; for it is matters of the heart requiring spiritual washing, not of the material realm for they are but
expressions of the inner realm of the heart, mind, and soul--the spiritual realm being behind even they} and
make you unacceptable to God {so when a man becomes born again by the Holy Spirit, God gives him a
new heart for the things of God and cleanses the conscience of guilt, by His grace and love for our souls,
that we might be with Him again for eternity in New Jerusalem}.” 60
   {So} “‘When they {men from who flow anarchy and chaos because they do not see fit to have God in
their knowledge, nor to retain God in their knowledge; their willful aversion of their wills and affections
intentionally turning from God 451} refused to acknowledge God {for pagans know God, but refuse to
acknowledge Him or His dominion over them for they desire to self and sin}, he abandoned them to their
evil {reprobate 452} minds {minds with seared consciences, with no stabilizing point on which inward
harmony may be built; minds at odds with themselves and with fellow men; minds incapable of searching
or discerning the Spiritual things of God} and let them do things that should never be done {that their
bodies might perish, that their souls might be Saved 453}. Their lives became full of every kind of
wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, fighting, deception, malicious behavior, and forever inventing
new ways of sinning and are disobedient to their parents {out of their willful hardness of heart, having
thenceforth been punished by God’s judicial hardening of their hearts}. They refuse to understand, break
their promises, and are heartless and unforgiving. They are fully aware of God’s death penalty for those
who do these things {things breaking all God’s Ten Commandments}, yet they go right ahead and do them
anyway. And, worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too {receiving vicarious satisfaction in the
sinful deeds of others; joining in a confederacy for the Devil’s kingdom; such are teachers in academia,
false ministers of Christ, and all manner of worldlings throughout American society and the world 454}.” 61
   “As the Scriptures say,
   ‘No one is good {for only God is Good; only God is Righteous; and no man’s soul is, save he be born
again with the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus by imputation with his spirit having been enlivened
within him; all men after Adam having been born with no Righteousness in them 455}--
    not even one {for after the Fall, a habitual defect of everything that is good occurred}.
   No one has real understanding {knowledge of God and His Truth; for God’s word and righteousness
have so much reason and logic on their side--not to be circumscribed by man’s version of reason, logic, etc.
because Godly rationality is worldly irrationality and Godly irrationality is worldly rationality--that if
people had but any understanding they would be better and do better 456};
    no one is seeking God {for God would have us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness,
Who is Christ Jesus}.
   All have turned away from God {for all are gone out of the Way; the Jews who had forsaken the law and
the prophets; and the Gentiles having acted contrary to the law which God had written on their hearts and
minds};
    all have gone wrong {and become putrid, worthless for the doing of God’s will}.
   No one does good {for without Righteousness inside, no works of goodness from the heart will manifest
without for the purposes of God},
    not even one {for since the Fall, a habitual defection to everything that is evil has man, who God created
in the Way, setting him in right, having forsaken it and Him; resulting in the defection of everything in
nature as well--from good to evil, to chaos--tohu bohu}.’
    ‘Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
    Their speech is filled with {deceitful} lies {about others; burying the reputations of all men thereby}. ’
   ‘Their poison of a deadly snake {an asp or viper--Satan} drips from their lips 457.’


60
     Mk 7:20-23
61
     Rom 1:28-32
    ‘Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness {always speaking in profane oaths as even many so-
called ministers of God in Christendom espouse today, blasphemies, and with malice 458}.’
   ‘They are quick to commit murder.
    Wherever they go, destruction and misery follow them {destroying the reputations and lives of the
innocent 459}.
   They do not know what true peace {within themselves} is {for they do not have peace with God, or the
peace of God; and they dispense their disquiet unto others so there is no peace on earth}.’
   {The root of the foregoing being }‘They have no {Godly} fear {of respect and reverence 460} of God to
restrain them {as Rom 1:28-32 make clear; and as Paul quotes variably from Psalms and Isaiah out of the
Septuagint above, his desire is to convey the various forms of sin, the undesirable characteristics of sinners,
the effect of their action, and their attitude toward God thus tying the Old to the New Testament and
showing God the same yesterday, today, and forever; and showing mankind today as no different than
mankind from primitive times in his evils he delights in, in his sin; and so be not deceived, for the false
religion of Satan is but primitive, childlike, foolish pagan myth of old; lacking in maturity and Godliness;
do you not see this replete in America and the world today 461}.’
   Obviously, the law {Paul referring to the whole of the Old Testament moral code given to the Jews;
while God’s word was written on the hearts and minds of the Gentiles by God’s Holy Spirit, acknowledged
in their written codes and in their pleading in every civil case} applies to those to whom it was given {both
Jew and Gentile}, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses {for every mouth is closed, either
by the humble conviction of the justified or because the condemned will at last be convinced, with no
defense to make for their guiltiness under God’s law} and to bring the entire world into {accountability
and} judgment before God. For no one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what his {Mosaic}
law commands {for the law reveals our guilt, it can not remove our guilt 462}. For the more we know God’s
law, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying it {for through the law is the consciousness--the
epignosis--of sin, revealing the defects in man’s nature, character, or being--which is the result of the Fall;
and the consciousness of our need for God and His offered Salvation in Christ Jesus; that we might know
and acknowledge God and His Law, and its fulfillment Who is Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit 463}.
   But now God has shown us a different way of being right in his sight {though new, as in only now fully
revealed and disclosed, is an old righteousness, predicted and foreshadowed in the Old Testament 464}--not
by obeying the law {for we, by virtue of our fallen nature, cannot} but by the way promised in the
Scriptures long ago {as witnessed by the law and the prophets--the rites and ceremonies of the one, and the
preachings and predictions of the other, all bearing testimony to the great design of God, and to the
absolute necessity there was for the Sacrifice and Salvation which God has provided 465}. We are made
right in God’s sight when we trust {in a life-long committal seen in the day-by-day response of trust, for
trust and only trust is required--by faith believing} in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be
saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done {not by our works of righteousness in
our unrighteousness consistent with our natural man sin natures since the Fall}.
   For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s {Glory and His 466} glorious standard. Yet now God in his
gracious kindness declare us not guilty {His redemption referring to the release provided by Christ from sin
and its consequences; affording to us rebirth by God’s Holy Spirit, enlivening our spirit which was dead
from the Fall, reinstating by the earnest money of His Holy Spirit at Pentecost, our first estate in God’s
presence for eternity future in the New Jerusalem to come down from God in Heaven to earth; Christ
having reconciled creation to God, then folding into the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven}. He
has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus
{Immanuel--God with us} to take the punishment for our sins {as a propitiation through faith in His blood,
the mercy seat or place of atonement, as the fulfillment--the antitype--of the symbolic type represented in
the mercy seat of the lid or cover of the ark of the covenant; God, though omniscient, experiencing for our
edification through His Son--the suffering of sin and the second death for all men--that which He also
requires of men in that they die to self and live for God in the image of Christ, picking up their cross and
following their Lord and Savior 467} and to satisfy God’s anger against us {God Himself, in the likeness of
sinful flesh--the Material Manifestation of His Pure Spirit Nature and Essence in Christ Jesus, Who is the
form of God--did what no other god has or could do; He atoned for the sin of His creation; for though He
did not have to, He chose to for love and for pity for His creation which He brought into existence--no
greater or higher Ransom could He pay, none}. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus
shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us {God displaying for public view the propitiation for our sin, in
History and history, for all to know; for we can act to receive His Salvation because God first acted}. God
was being entirely fair and just when he did not punish those who sinned in former times {for He did not
forget them, but they were in the sphere of God’s forbearance until His planned Sacrifice be an
accomplished fact of history as it is in History}. And he is entirely fair and just in this present time when he
declares sinners to be right in his sight {righteous 468; Christ having met, on our behalf, every demand of
the law of God; for if all have sinned, all having a sin nature; then God Himself, Immanuel, by His loving
gracious will atoned for all; the only condition being acceptance by faith of God’s atonement with a true
heart, without deceit or dissimulation} because they believe in Jesus {for God is Absolute Sovereign and
man can not therefore move God by any act of our own; but by Christ Jesus’ act of sacrifice on Calvary’s
Cross we accept by faith, trusting in the promises of God by His absolute sovereign will and grace; for we
further snub God by rejecting His promised sacrificial Salvation of Himself--how could we}.
   {And so,} “…the propitiation through faith in Christ’s blood resolves the paradox and harmonizes the
discordant elements. For in that “God hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin,” justice has full
satisfaction {Christ Jesus the only perfect, necessary and sufficient Sacrifice for our sin against Himself,
God the Trinity; as Jesus the Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison
within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies,
Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word
speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old
Testament that none should have excuse; that none should perish but that all might have eternal Life in
God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or
physically} the Father”. 469}; and in that “we are made the righteousness of God in Him,” mercy has her
heart’s delight {for we deserved death for our sin, not Life}!--Note (1) One way of a sinner’s justification is
taught in the Old Testament and in the New alike: only more dimly during the twilight of revelation; in
unclouded light under its perfect day (vs. 21). (2) As there is no difference in the need, so is there none in
the liberty to appropriate the provided salvation {for God and His Salvation plan are absolute, just and no
respecter of persons}. The best need to be saved by faith in Jesus Christ; and the worst only need that. On
this common ground all saved sinners meet here {all having been Saved by that same grace of God}, and
will stand for ever (vss. 22-24). (3) It is on the atoning blood of Christ, as the one propitiatory sacrifice
which God hath set forth to the eye of the guilty, that the faith of the convinced and trembling sinner
fastens for deliverance from wrath. Though he knows that he is “justified freely, by God’s grace,” it is only
because it is “through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” that he is able to find peace and rest even in
this (vs. 25). (4) The strictly accurate view of believers under the Old Testament is not that of a company of
pardoned men, but of men whose sins, put up with and passed by in the meantime, awaited a future
expiation in the fullness of time (vss. 25, 26; see on Luke 9:31; and on Heb. 9:15; and 11:39, 40) 470.” 62
   Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not
based on our good deeds {for a man is justified by faith, without the deeds of the law; God just in
punishing, and merciful in pardoning--just in justifying the guilty who but believe by faith in His Son’s
atoning death, for them, that they might be Saved}. It is based on our faith {and trust in God; but also in
what He has done in and through Christ Jesus, by His Spirit 471}. So we are made right with God through
faith and not by obeying the law {for His faith system engenders a God-centered life instead of a self-
centered life engendered by a system of works--be they of environment or genetics; the law of faith in
grace leading to Life, and works of the law leading to death 472}. {For the law of works grants no pardon; it


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     Rom 3:25-26 Bethany/Jamieson et al
requires obedience, and threatens the disobedient with death--and all have sinned against the law of God.
So it is only by God’s grace through faith that we can be Saved.}
   After all, God is not the god of the Jews only, is he? Isn’t he also the God of the Gentiles? Of course he
is. There is only one God {for God is One}, and there is only one way of being accepted by him. He makes
people right with himself only by faith, whether they are Jews {as the born heirs of the promise; so said to
be the justified because of, ek, faith} or Gentiles {for that same faith by which the Jews are Saved is the
same faith by which the Gentiles are Saved--through a personal committal to Him, a personal trust in Him;
though the Gentiles previously strangers to the covenants of promise, so said to be the justified through or
by, dia, faith, thus admitted into a new family; dia: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act;
through; so is it any wonder whence pagan channeling comes, or dialectics being the means to bring about
history and the outcomes of man instead of faith in God by His loving grace and mercy; but be not
deceived, God will not be mocked}. Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget
about the law? Of course not {faith does not void the law}! In fact, only when we have faith do we truly
fulfill the law {for when men trust God, the Law-Giver, they are at the place where law was meant to bring
them; for it is then they will obey the Law of God, by obeying God by trusting Him by faith for He
manifests faith in His calling that which is not as though it were; Jesus the Christ being the Subject and the
End of the law}.” 63
   God’s action in the cross was more than a vindication of Himself in regard to past human history. He
declared men righteous in history because of History, by their faith and trust in His word and in His
prophetic Word; that Christ’s atonement was to be ransom for all men and all creation. For God’s very
Name, Jehovah, introduced in Scripture as He created man, was, at the outset, designed to identify Himself
and His plan of Salvation He foreknew would be in the world. So man would have no excuse for not
knowing God is just to forgive. For Jehovah is distinctly the redemption name of Deity 473.
   This was God’s promise to mankind since Genesis 1:3--God the Trinity being evidenced in the first three
verses of the Bible. Christ Jesus, the Son of God, being the Light to the Life, imparted by the Holy Spirit of
God into the darkness, by God the Creator of the heavens and the earth--God the Father of the Godhead of
Elohim. God made this promise known directly to Adam and Eve after their Fall from God’s presence, by
His Word witnessed in Genesis 3:15 and 21. Eve mistakenly exclaiming the fulfillment to this promise in
Gen 4:1. And as further witnessed in Scripture in Gen 4:4-7, as throughout biblical Scripture by the
inspiration of God to men He chose to pen His word 474. From in the first three verses of the Bible, God
declares Himself to be, and throughout His Word, throughout eternity, He is the same from before time,
during time, and after time--from, during, and in to eternity He is the same.
   God’s action in the cross was also the proof of his righteousness in the present and future present. For the
Lord must be just or righteous now as he declares righteous the one who believes in Jesus. He did not pass
a law that he who believes in Jesus would be declared righteous simply because He said so. Rather, He
acted. He lives a righteous life that we might also live a righteous life by His Spirit, through His Son, Christ
Jesus. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit entered into the arena of human sin; an arena He allowed for our
Salvation to be worked out by His Son; sin having been first found in Heaven in Lucifer--Satan. The roles
of God’s Trinitarian nature being revealed first in creation, now in re-creation. For God’s Kingdom will
come, His will will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. For there will be a new Heaven and a new earth
when God’s will is complete, having reconciled man and nature to Himself!
   God will not require of you that which He does not require of Himself. Christ living, dying, then Living
again that you may Live, yet you will die, and you shall Live again by His grace; having accepted by faith
believing. That we may partake of that which He offers, by His grace.
   The Lord God Almighty laid the basis upon which He could forgive sin, and upon which He could
declare sinners righteous and still Himself be righteous, just as He did in the very act of creation. For Jesus
knew no sin, but became sin for us. God having paid the price of death for sin against His law--against
Himself--therefore taking away the very sin He can and will judge us by if we do not accept, by faith

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     Rom 3:10-31
believing and trusting in His Word, in His Action in the world, His atonement for our sin! For what God
speaks through His word, He will do! For What God is, is Who He is, is what He does. For He is Absolute
Integrity. 64
   “Now let me remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I {Paul} preached to you before
475
    . You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is built on this wonderful message. And it is this
Good News that saves you {and wherein ye are being Saved; and that will resurrect your soul with your
body unto Salvation, in that day, your body having been glorified} if you firmly believe it {as you are
faithful in your life to that very grace that you have received}--unless, of course, you believed something
that was never true in the first place.
   I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me--that Christ died
476
     for our sins, just as the Scriptures said {Christ’s death being God’s Substitute for our eternal deaths; in
behalf of 477}. He was buried 478, and he was raised from the dead {for He rose again, with abiding results}
on the third day, as the Scriptures said {for their is no Salvation merely in His name, but only also upon
supposition of his death and resurrection, lest we believe in vain}. He was seen by Peter and then by the
twelve apostles. After that, he was seen by more than five hundred of his followers at one time, most of
whom are still alive, though some have died by now. Then he was seen by James 479 and later by all the
apostles. Last of all, I saw him, too, long after the others 480, as though I had been born at the wrong time
{one born out of due time, the one abortively born, the miscarriage; cf. the similar image from childbirth,
and by the same Spiritual power, the resurrection of Christ 481; as are born again believers by faith that are
begotten again by the resurrection power of Jesus Christ and having not seen Him while He walked the
earth in His first advent; so Paul’s conversion contrasts with that of the long time Apostles just as conveyed
in the parable of the vineyard workers spoken by Jesus; as though Satan’s plan using the abortion
movement in the world to counter--in a literal, material way--this abortive birth process of born again
believers, instantaneously by the very power and wisdom of God in Christ Jesus, by faith believing 482}.
For I am the least of all the apostles, and I am not worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted
the church of God {thus Paul magnifies God’s grace in his own Salvation thereby 483}.” 65
   {Therefore} “We {Paul and Timothy; and by extension all born again believers} reject {renounce by the
bidding farewell to} all shameful and underhanded methods. We do not try to trick anyone, and we do not
distort the word of God {but rejecting the hidden things of dishonesty, renouncing deceit of any kind 484}.
We tell the truth {in love; and it becomes manifest to every man’s conscience and is acknowledged by their
consciences even though it speak decidedly against their own practices; but only what in our own
conscience we believed to be True 485} before God, and all who are honest know that.
   If the Good News we preach is veiled 486 from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing {condemned to
death in their sin if they continue in their refusal of God’s Salvation 487}. Satan, the god of this evil world
{in this age men make him their god 488}, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe {hardened the
minds further of them having already hardened their own hearts and minds afore hand of their own will},
so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them {Christ’s design by
his gospel is to make a glorious discovery of God to the minds of men 489; while the design of the Devil is
to keep men in ignorance of God’s gospel, deceived from God to Satan}. They don’t understand the
message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness {image, nature and essence--in the
form 490} of God {Satan having made use of the veil that blinded the Jewish mind by God’s providence; has
now become the veil he uses to blind the perishing who are not born again--the veil of law; for are not all
false religions law-based, either just law or law plus grace--which is no grace at all; for grace and law are
mutually exclusive 491}.
   We don’t go around preaching about ourselves; we preach Christ Jesus, the Lord. All we say about
ourselves is that we are your servants {slaves 492} because of what Jesus has done for us {with complete
integrity, and with no hypocrisy}. For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made us

64
     Rom 3:25-26 Wycliffe paraphrased
65
     I Cor 15:1-9
understand that this light is the brightness of the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ {for
the God who created the physical light illuminates our hearts and minds in our re-creation when we
Savingly behold the face of Jesus the Christ 493}.
   But this precious treasure--this light and power that now shine within us--is held in perishable
containers, that is, in our weak bodies {and God often allows these vessels to be chipped and broken, that
the excellency of the treasure contained, and of the power which that treasure has, may be all His}. So
everyone can see that our glorious power is from God {and fully acknowledged, thankfully, to belong to
God} and is not our own {the light in Gideon’s pitches, the type; Christ the Antitype of the Light of the
knowledge of the Glory of God Who is Christ Jesus 494}.” 66
   {But for those who do not do likewise,} “These people are false apostles {deceitful workers}. They have
fooled you by disguising themselves as apostles of Christ {transforming themselves as far as they possibly
can, consistent with their sinister views; the habit, manner, and doctrine of the apostles of Christ}. But I am
not surprised 495! Even Satan can disguise himself {by habitual practice 496} as an angel of light {as Satan’s
other two forms under which he tempts men are as the roaring lion, and as the subtle serpent}. So it is no
wonder his {deceitful and hypocritical} servants can also do it by pretending to be godly ministers {by
transforming--metaschematizo--themselves outwardly in appearance and manner only, by deceit; not as
True believers do when they are born again by an inner transforming change of nature or essence by the
Holy Spirit of God--metamorphoo; as again we see Satan’s realm of understanding is the literal, material
whereas true Godliness is Spiritual and transcends this world and the powers of its so-called god; so is it
any wonder children’s so-called cartoons and toys morph--no it is not 497}. In the end they will get every bit
of punishment their wicked deeds deserve {according to their works, not their pretensions 498; for demons
partake of their father’s perversity, parade in his theological paraphernalia, and perish in his predestinated
perdition by: (1) rejecting God’s righteousness while insisting on the merit of man’s righteousness; (2)
denying the fatal effects of sin on man’s original righteousness while insisting that man’s nature is still
basically righteous or can be made so outside the atoning shed blood of Christ Jesus; (3) nullifying the
imputed righteousness of Christ to man 499; while insisting that his death still has some moral effect on
mankind; (4) questioning the absolute righteousness of Christ while insisting that his life, though imperfect,
is still worthy of our imitation, as though He were a mere man, not God Almighty in the flesh--Immanuel
500
    }.” 67
   “With the Lord’s {inspired guidance and} authority let me say this: Live no longer as the ungodly do
{walking no longer as the Gentiles walk 501}, for they are hopelessly confused {and foolish in the vanity of
their own minds, wasting their rational faculties on worthless objects such as idolatry 502; boasting after the
flesh of external advantages, as their birth, doings, etc.; while born again believers are accused of being
fools in their meek boasting of their relationship to God in Christ--typical of projection in the natural man
sin condition, designed to deceive 503}. Their closed minds are full of darkness {in their intelligence and
perceptions 504}; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds and hardened
their hearts against him {becoming alienated in the true sense of this word and not as the world deceitfully
applies it as being alienated from oneself 505; having revolted against God since the Garden of Eden where
we were partakers of His Life and Light 506}. They don’t care anymore about right and wrong, and they
have given themselves over to immoral ways {to man’s mere ethics of worldly dialectical derivation; all on
account of man’s willful ignorance of God, and choosing not to retain the knowledge of God and His
Righteousness 507}. Their lives are filled with all kinds of impurity and greed {with a greedy desire to have
more impurity in all manner of self seeking covetousness, the insatiable nature of sinful desire; without
feeling--senseless, shameless, hopeless, the ultimate result of a long process of hardening or habit of sin--
their sin becoming their punishment when grace is withdrawn 508}. {For ye suffer fools gladly--willingly--
seeing ye are wise 509; here Paul making use of fine irony tells them: you are so profoundly wise as to be
able to discern that I am a fool while in fact suffering fools as wise as you are even unto oppression by

66
     II Cor 4:2-7
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     II Cor 11:13-15
these oppressors 510; this being worldly wisdom to self deceive and to revel in it and to glory in it as well as
to honor others in the same state of self deceit, shunning true wisdom of God in Christ, proudly. Paul,
having boasted of himself after the Spirit, only to prove his inspired authoritativeness in that which is
wrought for him, in him and by himself too, to draw off the Corinthians from their false teachers to the
apostle. But in truth, his boasting is to show how in truth he considers all his earthly status but worthless
dung compared to his standing with God in Christ to endure joyfully all the attendant suffering 511.}
   But that isn’t what you were taught when you learned about Christ {the grandest subject one could
study; Christ the object of our learning of His office 512}. Since you have heard all about him {and hear
Him yourself, in fellowship and communion} and have learned the truth that is in Jesus {for He is the
Person we are to come to know and be taught by 513; as the Truth is in Him in its essence and highest
perfection 514}, throw off your old evil nature {your Adamic natural man nature 515} and your former way
of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception {lusts the servants and tools of deceit
personified leading to corruption and destruction in eternal death as worldly vanity progresses within 516}.
Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes {by the Spirit of your mind, being
the restored and divinely informed leading principle of the mind in your new Spiritual nature--born again
by the Holy Spirit 517}. You must display a new nature because you are a new person {in the continued
renewal in the youth of the new man; renewal from the old state of corruption from the Fall, being an
altogether new nature--a changed nature in Christ, to be put on 518}, created in God’s likeness--righteous,
holy {holiness of the Truth 519}, and true {by the new birth by God’s Holy Spirit; created or produced--
once for all--from out of confusion and emptiness by the power and wisdom of God in Christ Jesus by the
Holy Spirit; for the loss of God’s Image upon the soul was both the sinfulness and misery of man’s Fallen
state; and that resemblance which it bears to God is the glory, and the happiness, of the new creature 520}.
   So put away all falsehood and ‘tell your neighbor the truth’ because we belong to each other {for the
pagan heathen believed a profitable lie was better than a hurtful truth; just as we see in America and the
world today--and all sanctified by so-called science and its so-called scholarly studies and experiments;
viola: science as truth and religion; since the loss of God’s image upon the soul was both the sinfulness and
misery of man’s fallen state, we new creatures in Christ make conscience of speaking the truth in love--a
debt we owe to one another; renewed in knowledge after the image--Christ the exact Image of God 521}.
And don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you {be ye angry, and sin not; not letting righteous wrath,
by overindulgence, pass all too easily into sin}.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry {for
righteous indignant anger at dishonor done to God or wrong to man is justified, but not mingled with
passion or wrath involving personal irritation or exasperation}, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the
Devil {letting him into your heart 522}.
   If you are a thief, stop stealing. Begin using your hands for honest work 523, and then give generously to
others in need. Don’t use foul or abusive {rotten or putrid} language {corrupt, insipid, language without
the preserving salt of grace, so worthless and becoming corrupt 524}. Let everything you say be good and
helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
   And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit {grieve not the Holy Spirit of God 525} by the way you live.
Remember, he is the one who had identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day
of redemption {for the Holy Spirit is our seal, He having sealed us, in Whom we are sealed, unto the day of
redemption; guaranteeing that our redemption will be completed, the Holy Spirit our earnest money, our
down payment; for in Christ, so here, in the Holy Spirit Who is One with Christ 526}.
   Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious
behavior {also avoid intemperate speeches which vent anger and all railing against such as we are angry
with so as also to avoid designing mischief to others}. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you 527.” 68
   “I am telling you this so that no one will be able to deceive you with persuasive arguments {for Satan
spoils or robs souls by beguiling them, of their own folly, with vain, enticing words, and flattery of those

68
     Eph 4:17-32
who lie in wait to deceive you with sophistry or subtle reasoning in which all the conclusions appear to be
fairly drawn from the premises, but the premises are either assumed without evidence or false in
themselves--as we see in America and the world today in all manner of media and cause oriented
organization, as well as academia; but this not being easily discovered, the unthinking or unwary are
carried away by the conclusions which are drawn from these premises--so called plausible conclusions or
deductions; all with great measure of dissimulation and deceit designed to turn men from God to the
world}....And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord {the Absolute Sovereign antidote against
seducers, whether sophists or Judaisers, Gnostics or mixed also with Oriental philosophy; to the blending of
them all into a combined mixture with Christianity; for the Truth is simple--Christ died for our offenses;
believe on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be Saved; and deceit is complexification unto reprobate minds},
you must continue to live in obedience to him 528. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up
nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught {instead
of the errorists’ appeal to worldly philosophy and wisdom; for the positive Christ-centeredness through
which we receive the gospel is the starting point from which the emptiness of the Gnostic reasoning will
become apparent as is true of any human based belief system versus the Truth of God’s word in Christ 529}.
Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done {for His philosophy is a noble exercise of our
reasonable faculties; while the philosophy of men is vain and deceitful, filled with dissimulation as are their
sinful covetous hearts; the Jews governed themselves by the traditions of their elders, while the Gentiles
mixed their maxims of philosophy with their Christian principles: both alienated their minds from Christ,
turning them from following after Christ}.
   Don’t let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from
human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ {philosophy after the tradition
of men and rudiments of the cosmos--sometimes acknowledging Christ nominally; but not the tradition
after Christ His Apostles have spoken by Divine revelation by the Holy Spirit of God--according to the
fullness of the Godhead 530}. For in Christ the fullness of God {theotes, the root of which is Theos,
meaning the essence and nature of the Godhead; not merely the Divine perfections and attributes of
Divinity, theiotes; for He, as Man, was not merely God-like, but in the fullest sense, God; bodily not merely
as before His incarnation, the Pre-Incarnate Word, but now bodily in Him as the Incarnate Word 531} lives
in a human body, and you are complete {filled with Him, a fullness in Christ as opposed to the philosophy
of the world which is empty and vain--tohu bohu; instead partaking of His fullness of the Divine Nature
that dwelleth--katoikeo, meaning to house permanently; dwelleth implies eternal continuance in the bodily
state; as God the Son, the Second Person of the Godhead, since eternity is the form of God; the eternal
Word of God of the OT and NT alike: Pre-Incarnate or Incarnate--the difference between the Two being for
our edification only: see Phil 2:6-8 and Gal 4 especially vs. 4; for let us be clear: God the Son is the same
yesterday, today, and forever, Amen 532} through your union with Christ {Christ being God in the flesh,
having manifested Deity Itself bodily in material reality, somatikos--opposing the Docetic, Gnostic, idea
that matter, or the body is evil--being one organism of Christ with all Its plenitude of attributes dwelling
really and substantially in contrast to the multitudinous--pleroma--of cosmic powers of all Satan’s false
unholy trinitarian religions of Babylonia 533}. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe
{so our union with Christ alone is sufficient, for He is Head of all other authorities; they can add nothing to
holiness or to redemption 534}.
   When you came to Christ, you were ‘circumcised,’ {Christ’s death and resurrection as the true
circumcision, wherein He wrought severance from the old age, cleansing of sin, and reconciliation to God
535
    } but not by a physical procedure {as in the Jewish tradition of circumcision under the Old Covenant
which was a shadow of the New Covenant which was come}. It was a spiritual procedure--the cutting
away of your sinful nature {made without human hands, accomplished in them that believe through the
Spirit and power of Christ; a putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, a circumcision of the heart; the
inward Spiritual reality of the outward circumcision made by hands 536}. For you were buried with Christ
when you were baptized 537. And with him you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty
power of God, who raised Christ from the dead {by faith; for believers are in Spiritual union with Christ--
so also personal fellowship with Christ--in His several states: His death, resurrection, and appearing in
glory; as we share by adopted inheritance all the promises entailed in each; Christ having become
responsible for us to keep the whole law, is imputed to believers for justification, His vicarious obedience
the source of our sanctification}.
   You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away {Christ’s death
as circumcision un-alienating Gentiles who previously were alienated from God and the people of God by
literal uncircumcision 538}. Then God made you alive with Christ {for as the death of the body is the
corruption of it, so sin is the corruption of the soul; Christ’s death being the death of our sins, Christ’s
resurrection the quickening of our souls}. He forgave all our sins {Jewish circumcision being only the
putting off of the foreskin; Christian regeneration being the putting off, Spiritually, of the entire body of the
flesh which represents the Adamic flesh--original sin--in which we sin, down to our bones}. He canceled
the record that contained the charges against us {the sin debt of God’s law, the certificate of debt referring
to the written Mosaic law as well as the law of God written on the hearts and minds, on the conscience of
Gentiles; for the law is abrogated to the believer, as far as it was a compulsory, accusing code, and as far as
righteousness, justification, and life were sought for by it; as it can only produce outward works, not inward
obedience of the will, which in the believer flows from the Holy Spirit in Him 539}. He took it and
destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross {Christ, by bearing the curse of the broken law, has redeemed us
from its curse; believers no longer required to comply with law, the fulfilling of the handwritten
ordinances, which are contrary--adversary--to us as condemning us for their neglect or transgression;
having a latent contrariety to us, not open designed hostility; but virtual unintentional opposition through
our frailty, not through any opposition in the law itself to our good; Christ being the substance of which the
law was but the shadow; Christ our Righteousness Whose Image we born again believers are 540}. In this
way, God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities {by Christ’s death He destroyed him who had the power
of death, that is, the Devil; and delivered them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
bondage 541; in Christ this destruction occurred when, in His triumphant ascension, the Savior led captive
this and all other powers 542; while death for the individual remains to be destroyed by the general
resurrection to come 543}. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross of Christ {for God
manifested Himself without a veil in Jesus, Jesus the Head of all principality and power; with His
sacrificial death on the cross--in total submission to the will of God, therefore worthy--God subjected them
all to Jesus, declaring them to be powerless as to His work and His people 544}.
   So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or
new-moon ceremonies or Sabbaths 545. For these rules were only shadows of the real thing, Christ himself
{and with Him, the real substance of the blessings typified by the law; the blessings of the new age of the
gospel dispensation, and ages to come--the true new age, not the deceived New Age religions of Satan 546}.
Don’t let anyone condemn you {by false teachings, beguilingly defrauding you of your prize of Salvation
you deserve only Christ can award 547} by insisting on self-denial {will worship, worship of the human will
by the fleshly mind 548}. And don’t let anyone say you must worship angels, even though they say they have
had visions about this {haughtily priding themselves on having seen and worshipped angels--rather than by
faith in the unseen Head--not unlike worship of Mary, and thereby displace the centrality of Christ; for only
God is to be worshipped, and none other 549; God having put off from Himself the angelic ministry, not
employing them to be promulgators of the gospel in the way that He had given the law by their disposition
or ministry 550}. These people claim to be so humble, but their sinful minds have made them proud {as they
have identified the worship of angels with humility 551; the basis of their error being the egoistic or fleshly
mind that spends its time elucidating visions which he has seen, such that a mind fails to hold to Christ, the
Head, from whom the body--the Church--finds the origin or source of its health and life 552; so under
pretext of humility, as if they durst not come directly to God and Christ like the modern church of Rome
who go through their Virgin Mary; and the Judaizers invoked angels justified because the law was given by
angels--and so the LDS, Mormon religion et. al.; can we not see that all un-biblical religions reveal
themselves to be so, for the Devil desires to be known in the world--the narcissist that he is}. But they are
not connected to Christ, the head of the body. For we are joined together in his body by his strong sinews,
and we grow only as we get our nourishment and strength from God {for the imposition of such false tests
of piety are in fact signs of Christian immaturity and error; designed by the false teachers as minions of
Satan to hinder believers in their Christian race and to intimidate them by declaring them disqualified if
they do not follow the prescribed course 553}.
   You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the evil powers of this world {the rudiments or
elemental spirits; whether they be angelic powers generally who mediated the law and exercised in the old
age a certain suzerainty over men, or demonic powers to whom have been delegated authority in the
cosmos, and therefore, over men 554; or elementary teaching of Jewish or pagan ritualism that stand over
against the freedom of the spirit, believers having died with Christ so we need not live as though the world-
-kosmos--or its ordinances still have a claim upon us as they do those who are perishing; for sadly we see
Christendom turning to so-called liturgy of the pagans instead of to Christ by the Holy Spirit for all things
and worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth 555}. So why do you keep on following rules of the world, such
as, ‘Don’t handle, don’t eat, don’t touch.’ Such rules are mere human teaching 556 about things that are
gone as soon as we use them. These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, humility,
and severe bodily discipline {asceticism; the perfection of Christian character through rules, and
observation of taboos, giving a man a reputation for spiritual wisdom and sacrificial humility which do not
honor God, but man’s own pride, worship of man’s will signifying a mode of worship which a man chooses
for himself independent of the revelation of God in His word, and the Devil and his fallen angels}. But they
have no effect when it comes to conquering a person’s evil thoughts and desires {the law being established
by God to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith}.” 69
   “So you can see that we {Paul, Silas, and Timothy} were not preaching with any deceit or impure
purposes or trickery {as do false teachers who are deceived deceivers; and as the world’s religions are oft
coupled with immorality in their worship such as adulteries, fornication, uncleannesses, thefts, barbarities,
and profligacy’s of the most odious kind 557}.
   For we speak as messengers who have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our
purpose is to please God, not people. He is the one who examines the motives of our hearts {which is the
seat not so much of emotions as of volition and intellect, the center of moral decision; though we may turn
our heart over to our affections to rule us according to the flesh 558}. Never once did we try to win you with
flattery, as you very well know. And God is our witness that we were not just pretending to be your friends
so you would give us money {by preaching an easy message as the Jews charge, pleasing men by removing
the yoke of the Law 559}! As for praise, we have never asked for it from you or anyone else.” 70
   “The plans {thoughts or purposes} of the godly are just {they are true judgment; true decisions}; the
advice {shameful councils 560} of the wicked {those separated from God} is treacherous {deceitful--
contrary to Truth and honesty--with trick and design in overreaching}. The words {or expressed design} of
the wicked are like a murderous ambush {for evil purposes 561}, but the words {out of the mouths} of the
godly {righteous} save lives {by delivering instead of ensnaring men 562}.” 71
   “A truthful witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies {the ninth Commandment 563}. A mocker
seeks wisdom and never finds it {for they are scorners--despising the counsel of God--and it is in scorn that
they ask instruction, that they may ridicule what is told them 564}, but knowledge comes easily to those with
understanding {seeking it from a right principle, departing from evil as this is understanding; to quit his
prejudices, to lay aside all corrupt dispositions and affections, so as to be able to easily, humbly, apprehend
instruction and receive the impressions of it 565}. Stay away from fools {for their wisdom consist only in
vain speculation and appearances deceiving the thoughtless}, for you won’t find knowledge there {or
justice; unable to prudently discriminate appearances from Truth}. The wise look ahead to see what is
coming {they understand the directions of their own way, not wasting time meddling in other men’s
matters}, but fools deceive themselves {they put a cheat on themselves; not rightly understanding his own

69
     Col 2:4, 6-23
70
     I Thess 2:3-6
71
     Prov 12:5-6
way, he thinks he does, and so misses his way}. Fools make fun of {and mock at sin and} guilt {and
therefore Christ and His atoning death on Calvary--God’s offered Salvation; but they will find it no sport to
suffer the vengeance of the eternal fire of God in Gehenna; those who today in America and the world who
seek so-called tolerance of all manner of sin, that sin and guilt lead not unto Salvation}, but the godly
acknowledge it and seek reconciliation {with God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit}.
   Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy. The house of the wicked will
perish, but the tent of the godly will flourish. There is a path before each person {of ignorance and
carelessness, of sensuality and flesh-pleasing} that seems right {to those that walk in them; the way of
hypocrisy in religion, external performances, partial reformations, and blind zeal; this they imagine will
bring them to heaven; just as we see in Christendom in America and the world today}, but it ends in death
{they will perish with a lie in their right hand, for self-deceivers will prove in the end to be self-destroyers
566
    }.” 72

   And so we see, God’s word in the Old Testament speaking of His people Israel is no less revealing as to
the unchanging nature of the heart of the un-regenerated man. And therefore why he will not come to God
and be Saved. And that he must repent, turning from his evil ways; and persevere in abiding faith unto the
end to be Saved. For Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos changeth not, and His Salvation is the same still from
eternity for whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord, the only begotton of the Father, the Holy One of
Israel, Immanuel.

   “For these {Israelite} people are stubborn rebels who refuse to pay any attention to the LORD’s
instructions {having, in unfaithfulness, pridefully taken on Jehovah’s covenant on themselves as His
adopted children; as in the name of ecumenicalism men vainly do today, patting each other and themselves
on the back in the name of false universal salvation; especially believing all children of Abraham are
children of promise of God 567}.
   They tell the prophets, ‘Shut up! We don’t want any more of your reports.’ They say, ‘Don’t tell us the
truth {prophesy not right and true things, they expressed by their conduct; tell us not about our faults and
our sin for we do not want to bear them}. Tell us nice things {as modern as today is their request for their
clergy to temper their messages to the desires and preferences of the people’s hearts rather than the whole
Truth of God’s word; as the so-called church growth movement of today and its Message bible}. Tell us
lies {for though no man, professedly, wishes to be deceived; many seek a kind of teaching which is deceit;
and which, if they would examine, they might know to be such 568}. Forget all this gloom. We have heard
more than enough about your ‘Holy One of Israel’ {for we despise and dread this attribute of God}. We are
tired of listening to what he has to say {for we would rather hear from a god of unrighteous love who
would not seriously disturb them in their pursuit of their own schemes and desires; thereby departing from
the true Way of Religion 569}.”
   This is the reply of the Holy One of Israel {the One Whom you dislike; Isaiah not yielding to their
wicked prejudices, repeating the very name and Truth which they disliked}: ‘Because you despise what I
tell you and trust instead in oppression and lies {which always ensues from rejection of Truth of God’s
word, as men seek their own security and worldly life by fraudulent and violent, sinful methods--for he
who saves his life, will lose it; and he who loses his life for Christ’s sake will Save his Life 570}, calamity
will come upon you suddenly {the wall of self-will which they had built for their protection would suddenly
collapse on them and crush them to death 571}. It will be like a bulging wall that bursts and falls. In an
instant it will collapse and come crashing down {for those un-Godly rebellious who are just ready to fall
upon others and destroy them, will themselves in that fall themselves shall be destroyed; not unlike the
bulge in the wall of the temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem today as the Muslims are using this
bulge against Israel, blaming them for it when they are to blame 572}. You will be smashed like a piece of


72
     Prov 14:5-12
pottery--shattered so completely that there won’t be a piece left that is big enough to carry coals from a
fireplace or a little water from the well.’
   The Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says, ‘Only in returning {in repentance} to me and waiting
for me will you be saved {in your rest and trust in Me}. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But
you would have none of it {rejecting instead My gracious directions, they sought their own way}.” 73
   “‘My people {Judah} bend their tongues like bows to shoot lies. They refuse to stand up for the truth
{for they rely on their tongue, not faith in My word, for their weapon of deceit; and so false religions focus
on their extra biblical doctrine, traditions, liturgy, and founders and clergy instead of the word of God; for
His word would be, and is, their undoing}. And they only go from bad to worse {proceeding from evil to
evil}! They care nothing for me,’ says the LORD.
   ‘Beware of your neighbor! Beware of your brother! They all take advantage of one another and spread
their slanderous {deceitful} lies. They all fool and defraud {supplant--trip up by the heel; Jacob, deceive
573
    } each other; no one tells the truth {for they are unfaithful to God, so they are unfaithful to their fellow
men; thinking nothing of sincerity and common honesty and gratitude; piling one evil upon another, one lie
upon another, from equivocating to down right lying with time}. With practiced tongues they tell lies; they
wear themselves out with all their sinning {for they labor painstakingly to act perversely for sin is a hard
bondage while Christ’s burden is light 574}. They pile lie upon lie {they become wearied with their sinful
pursuits and yet not weary of them} and utterly refuse to come to me,’ says the LORD {for their ignorance
of Me is willful and filled with deceit; they not only are unfaithful to God’s Truth, but are cowards in
defending it upon the earth instead of being valiant and undaunted in the face of opposition; so God tells
Jeremiah his habitation is in the midst of deceit and he should therefore stand upon his guard 575}.
   Therefore, the LORD Almighty says, ‘See, I will melt them in a crucible and test them like metal
{burning them in the furnace of affliction and calamity, to see if this will be a means of purging away their
sinful dross; so those today of likewise persuasion today in America and the world, be not deceived for God
will not be mocked 576}. What else can I do with them? For their tongues aim lies like poisoned arrows.
They promise peace to their neighbors while planning to kill them {for in their heart they layeth an ambush
577
    }. Should I not punish them for this?’ asks the LORD. ‘Should I not avenge myself against a nation such
as this?’” 74
   “Then the LORD said, ‘These prophets {of Judah} are telling lies in my name. I did not send them or tell
them to speak. I did not give them any messages {for my people; but my people love to listen to them and
refuse to be undeceived}. They prophesy of visions and revelations they have never seen or heard {from
Me, but from divination, and they are false}. They speak foolishness made up in their own lying hearts.
Therefore, says the LORD, I will punish these lying prophets, for they have spoken in my name even though
I never sent them {opposing their own thoughts to God’s word, though they do not think so; for they walk
in the deceit of their own hearts to their ruin}. They say that no war or famine will come, but they
themselves will die by war and famine! As for the people to whom they prophesy--their bodies will be
thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and war. There will be no one left to bury them.
Husbands, wives, sons, and daughters--all will be gone. For I will pour out their own wickedness on them
{I will punish them for their own wickedness and because they suffer themselves to be thus imposed upon
by these false prophets without rebuke; so we see when a people are ripe with their own deceit, false
prophets will flourish in satisfying the deceit of the self deceit of their hearts 578}.” 75
   “The human heart {sin is a disease of the heart, man’s inner being, from which spring his will, reason,
and action; without his spirit enlivened with God’s Holy Spirit indwelling, communing} is most deceitful
and desperately wicked {and corrupt, akob halleb, supplanting--tortuous--full of windings--insidious;
calling evil good and good evil--calling Truth a lie, and lies truth--for sin is a disease of the heart; and
deceit comes from a root, supplanting, tripping up insidiously by the heel from which Jacob took his name

73
     Is 30:9-15
74
     Jer 9:3-9
75
     Jer 14:14-16
and from which Lucifer’s opposition against Christ Jesus, as Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos reveals to us in
the Garden, is branded and named for all born again believers so as to discern Satanic deceit in the world
unto Salvation; as Jacob repented from his deceitful ways, Satan will be punished in eternity for his, as
each represents those who choose God or Satan thereby sealing their eternal state either with God or
without God 579}. Who really knows how bad it is {for it is distressed beyond all things and it hides itself
from itself so that its owner does not even know it; and the heart without God is the worst enemy the fallen
creature can have; for only by God’s Spirit to reveal ourselves to ourselves, we can not truly know
ourselves; so you see, psychology is not where you should seek for the answers to your sin-sick heart, but
Jesus the Christ by the Holy Spirit; for only He knoweth your heart if you will just seek, you will find}?
But I know {for God knows men who supplant Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos for trust in man or their own
heart, and then think to deceive God as if it could escape His notice, that it is in man, not in Him they trust;
as the heart is supplanting--tortuous--full of windings, and insidious; and therefore our hopes and fears rise
or fall according as second causes smile or frown--mere happiness instead of Godly joy}! I, the LORD,
search all hearts and examine secret motives {for I alone Am Knower of the heart of man, so in Him may
we come to know our heart; yea may we be born again and be given a new heart for God by His Holy
Spirit; and so to My believers I reveal themselves to them, for their Salvation; for without God’s Holy
Spirit to reveal ourselves to us, in regenerating our minds, with our conscience, instead of rectifying the
errors of the other faculties, is itself a mother of falsehood and a ring-leader in the delusion, we can not
know our actions in an hour of temptation nor that of others, nor can we depend therefore on them--depend
on God the Trinity for He is faithful 580}. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their
actions deserve {as they trust in man, not God; as they trust in their own heart 581}.’” 76
   “‘The priests are like the prophets, all ungodly, wicked men {profaning the ordinances and the word of
God they pretend to administer; much as the prophets profane the word of God they pretend to deliver 582}.
I have seen their despicable acts {of idolatry and the building of altars to idols; as to covetousness under
the roof of the sanctuary; not unlike Christendom today in America and the world 583} right here in my own
Temple,’ says the LORD. ‘Therefore, their paths will be dark and slippery {for their way is their false
doctrine which proves fatal to them 584}. They will be chased down dark and treacherous trails, where they
will fall. For I will bring disaster upon them when their time of punishment comes. I, the LORD, have
spoken!
   ‘I say that the prophets of Samaria were terribly evil, for they prophesied by {and in the name of} Baal
and led my people of Israel into sin {and destruction 585}. But now I see that the prophets of Jerusalem are
even worse! They commit adultery, and they love dishonesty {speaking in the name of the true God, instead
of Baal, but they debauched the nation as much by their deceit and hypocrisy; for this double sin of Judah is
what is being practiced in Christendom today; but soon as the Northern Kingdom; for sooner than we think,
Satan will rear his ugly head in the midst of the current falsehood to set his Antichrist in the temple of God
in Jerusalem declaring him to be above even God the Most High}. They encourage those who are doing
evil instead of turning them away from their sins {making them believe that there was no harm, no danger
in sin, and practiced accordingly}. These prophets are as wicked as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah
once were 586.’
   Therefore, this is what the LORD Almighty says concerning the prophets: ‘I will feed them with
bitterness {wormwood} and give them poison to drink {water of gall}. For it is because of Jerusalem’s
prophets that wickedness fills this land. This is my warning to my people,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘Do
not listen to these prophets when they prophesy to you, filling you with futile hopes {making you vain in
your false hopes 587}. They are making up everything they say {from a vision of their own heart in their
own minds}. They do not speak for the LORD! They keep {incessantly} saying to these rebels who despise
my word, ‘Don’t worry! The LORD says you will have peace!’ And to those who stubbornly follow their
own evil desires, they say, ‘No harm will come your way {you need not forsake your sins and turn unto the
Lord}!’

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     Jer 17:9-10
   ‘But can you name even one of these prophets who knows the LORD well enough to hear what he is
saying? Has even one of them cared enough to listen? Look! The LORD’s anger bursts out like a storm, a
whirlwind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked. The anger of the LORD will not diminish until it has
finished all his plans {till He hath executed the sentence and performed the thoughts of His heart}. In the
days to come, you will understand all this very clearly {for in the latter days--in the end of days, the
Messianic era, the climax of history by History--until then the Jews will not consider God’s warnings; only
after their final dispersion, shall they at last consider their sin and turn to Messiah perfectly; laying aside
their mock worship, and serving the true God in Spirit and in Truth; looking believingly upon Him Whom
they have pierced, and mourn 588}.
   ‘I have not sent these prophets, yet they claim to speak for me {soothing the people in their sins}. I have
given them no message, yet they prophesy {for only the Spiritual man alone has that privilege to be in
God’s counsel 589}. If they had listened to me, they would have spoken my words and turned my people
from their evil ways {averting punishment 590; and instead causing my people to hear my words unto the
conversion of their souls}. Am I a God who is only in one place?’ asks the LORD. ‘Do they think I cannot
see what they are doing? Can anyone hide from me? Am I not everywhere {omnipresent} in all the heavens
and earth {and my omniscience, providence, power, and essential being with me 591}?’ asks the LORD {for
no place can either include God or exclude God}.
   ‘I have heard these prophets say, ‘Listen to the dream I had from God last night 592.’ And then they
proceed to tell lies in my name. How long will this go on? If they are prophets, they are prophets of deceit,
inventing everything they say {and God will make them know that He knows all the shame they have put
upon the world, under color of divine revelations; ever prophesying lies and prophesying the deceits of
their own hearts}. By telling these false dreams, they are trying to get my people to forget me, just as their
ancestors did by worshiping the idols of Baal {that their palming upon people counterfeit revelations, and
fathering their own fancies upon divine inspiration, was the ready way to bring all religion into contempt
and make men turn atheists and infidels; the great thing Satan aims at is to make people forget God, and all
that whereby He has made Himself known--either by setting up false gods so men will be brought in love
with Baalism or by misrepresenting the true God, all so men will desire to reject and forget the name of
God blasphemously 593}. Let these false prophets tell their dreams, but let my true messengers faithfully
proclaim my every word. There is a difference between chaff and wheat {do not mix them, deceit with
Truth; for when lies are spoken as truth, and prophets are opposed to prophets, we must discriminate
between the false and the true revelations by testing their adherence to, or forgetfulness of, God and His
word 594}! Does not my word burn like fire {it enlightens, warms and penetrates every part, like a fire shut
up in your bones that you must publish it; and when published, it is ever accompanied by a divine power
that causes both sinner and saint to feel its weight and importance}? asks the LORD. ‘Is it not like a mighty
hammer that smashes rock to pieces {for false prophets and their false doctrine are summarily seen, from
the perspective of God’s word, to be chaff 595; for false prophets promise men peace in their sin; as does so-
called secular psychology and all manner of dialectics 596}?
   ‘Therefore,’ says the LORD, ‘I stand against these prophets who get their messages from each other--
these smooth-tongued prophets who say, ‘This prophesy is from the LORD {for they steal from one another
and all steal from Jehovah’s true prophets, but misapply them--a twofold plagiarism; do you not see this
incestuous doctrinal churning in Christendom today; I pray you do, for God’s word is true today as in
Jeremiah’s day 597}! Their imaginary dreams are flagrant lies that lead my people into sin {for they need
not God’s word, but their own tongues to say he saith}. I did not send or appoint them, and they have no
message at all for my people, ‘says the LORD {for they invent lies that greatly injure--wanton inventions
598
    }.
   ‘Suppose one of the people or one of the prophets or priests asks you, ‘What prophecy has the LORD
burdened you with now 599?’ You must reply, ‘You are the burden! The LORD says he will abandon you! If
any prophet, priest, or anyone else says, ‘I have a prophesy from the LORD, ‘I will punish that person
along with his entire family. You should keep asking each other, ‘What is the LORD’s answer?’ or ‘What is
the LORD saying?’ But stop using the phrase, ‘prophecy from the LORD.’ For people are using it to give
authority to their own ideas, turning upside down the words of our God, the living God, the LORD
Almighty {making the word of God to be always a burden as in Christendom in America and the world
today; as we see the professing church of Christ being slowly but surely co-opted by the world and as we
see laws being enacted against God’s word as though it were the burden to be freed from instead of the sin
that supplants it therein; whereas if they had heeded God’s prophetic word, God’s word would be a
blessing; for perverting the words of the Living God is sinning against your own soul 600}.” 77

     As the Old Testament, so the New Testament:

   “Many deceivers have gone out into the world {confessing not that Jesus the Christ, with the fullness of
the Godhead dwelling eternally in Him bodily, is come in the flesh}. They do not believe that Jesus Christ
came to earth in a real body {Immanuel--God with us}. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist
{deluding souls and undermining the Kingdom of Heaven of our Lord Jesus the Christ 601}.” 78
   “Dear children, the last hour is here {for it is the last time, age, a last hour; the time of this present age,
between Christ’s two advents, which will grow more troublesome immediately preceding the second
advent of Christ--a time of trouble and persecution--the last dispensation of grace and mercy to mankind
602
    }. You have heard that the Antichrist {the first Beast, an adversary of Christ, claiming to himself what
belongs to Christ and wishing to substitute himself for Christ as the supreme object of worship; not unlike
the so-called Vicar of Christ as all avatars of the Evil One, Satan himself 603} is coming, and already many
such antichrists have appeared {for the mystery of iniquity already worketh; those opposed to Christ,
those who oppose Christ under the guise of Christ, have begun to be for they have arisen; also showing for
our edification the connection between OT Babylon with NT Rome as the place of dwelling of the unholy
trinitarian religio-political-economic system of Babylonia of Satan in opposition to God and His Salvation;
for the final personal Antichrist shall concentrate in himself all the features of previous Antichristian
systems that have been in the world before; just as we see in the offing with the various attempts in the
world today to bring all the world’s religions together 604}. From this we know that the end of the world had
come {and is in the process of coming; for in this last age many oppose the Kingdom of Christ--in this
Time of the Gentiles; and now in this the Church age}. These people {hypocrites} left our churches
because they never really belonged with us {though some may have been but were in the process of being
deceived by those who never were 605}; otherwise they would have stayed with us. When they left us, it
proved that they do not belong with us {in communion or doctrinally; though they still may call themselves
Christian 606}. But you are not like that, for the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and all of you know the
truth {and can know or discern every man whether he be of God or the Devil; for only those born again
believers by faith by God’s Holy Spirit have Jesus’ Holy Spirit indwelling, their spirit having been
enlivened, their spirit before having been dead in sin; and they worship God in Spirit and in Truth 607}. So I
am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth of the Spirit but because you know the difference
between truth and falsehood {knowing that no lie is of the Truth; for you have been anointed--chrism,
unction, or chrisma, anoint and Christ being from the same root--by the Holy Spirit for sacred, holy use by
God to discern and speak His Truth of His word to the world; as without it a man is none of Christ’s; for
the material unguent of costliest ingredients, poured on the head of priests and kings, typified this Spiritual
unguent, derived from Christ, the Head, to us, His members; and only the anointed of God in Christ alone
can resist those anointed with the spirit of Satan, antichrists, who would sever them from the Father and
from the Son; so do not be deceived by worldly charisma, for such persons are not anointed with God’s
Holy Spirit unto Salvation, but are Satan’s minions of deceit unto damnation in Ghenna 608}. And who is
the great liar? The one who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Such people are antichrists, for they have
denied the Father and the Son {having not the Holy Spirit of God indwelling; for Jehovah of the OT is the
Jehovah of the NT}. Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father either {for any person, thing,

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     Jer 23:11-36
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     2 Jn 1:7
doctrine, system of religion, polity, which is opposed to Christ, and to the Spirit and spread of His gospel,
is antichrist--many false prophets, false Messiahs, heretics, and corrupters of the Truth--so we know this is
the Time of the Gentiles our Lord Jesus predicted and warned us about}. But anyone who confesses the Son
has the Father also.
   So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning {and today from that same
beginning preserved for us in the canon; that you would continue in the doctrines concerning the
incarnation, passion, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession of the Lord Jesus; and that you shall
continue in the Son, and in the Father, having fellowship with Them by the Holy Spirit 609}. If you do, you
will continue to live in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. And in this fellowship we enjoy the
eternal life he promised us {in this life and the Life to come}.
   I have written these things to you because you need to be aware of those who want to lead you astray.
But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what
is true. For the Spirit teaches you all things, and what he teaches is true--it is not a lie. So continue in what
he has taught you, and continue to live in Christ {for God’s Holy Spirit teaches us all things necessary and
sufficient for Salvation and discernment from soul-destroying error; though all believers are still in need of
Christian counsel of faithful ministers, mutual communication of anointed of the body--by the gifts,
chrisma, of the Spirit to the Body of Christ; so none is infallible, neither the Church nor any church 610}.
   And now, dear children, continue to live in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns {His second
advent 611}, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame. Since we know that God is
always right, we also know that all who do {who doeth habitually} what is right are his children {born of
God, by His Holy Spirit, in Christ Jesus Who is One with the Father}.” 79
   “Dear friends, do not believe {stop believing} everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test
them to see if the spirit they have comes from God {for there is but one Spirit of Truth, and one spirit of
Antichrist}. For there are many false prophets in the world {pretenders; for from real revelatory
communications from the Spirit of God come those who pretend by deceiving God’s word; for all real
revelation is of and from God the Trinity 612}. This is the way to find out if they have the Spirit of God: If a
prophet acknowledges {confesses by open profession} that Jesus Christ became a human being {that Jesus
is the Christ, and has come, meaning He came in the flesh, and that His incarnation is permanent; for He
came in the flesh to die for us, for our sin, out of His love for man and His creation; for as God, Pure Spirit,
He could--and can--not die 613}, that person has the Spirit of God. If a prophet does not acknowledge Jesus
{that Jesus Christ is of God, Immanuel; for to deny Jesus Christ as the Son of Man is to deny His love, to
cast away the root which produces all true love on the believer’s part 614}, that person is not from God {for
no man calls Jesus the Christ Lord but by the Holy Spirit}. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist
{revealing the actions of antichrist behind them, influencing them; denying the person of Jesus the Christ
and all His offices and Divinity 615}. You have heard that he is going to come into the world, and he is
already here {in the person of the false prophets and antichrists; later in the form of the person of the
Antichrist 616}.
   But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won your fight with these false prophets,
because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. These people belong to
this world {for the source of all heresy is the world system headed by Satan--his unholy trinitarian religio-
political-economic Babylonian system in the world; from which they derive their spirit and teaching--
unregenerate human nature, ruled over and possessed by Satan, the prince of this world 617}, so they speak
from the world’s viewpoint {having no Spirituality of mind, they seek the present world and its enjoyments;
either here and now or in their beliefs of the afterlife; drawing the matter of their conversation from the life,
opinions, and feelings of the world; for the world will love its own, and its own will love it 618}, and the
world listens to them. But we belong to God; that is why those who know {and continue, progressively to
increase their knowledge of 619} God listen to us {and acknowledge our doctrine leads from earth to


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Heaven, and is of God 620}. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if
someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.
   Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God {love He hath begotten and
love remains His child; for love is not simply a quality which God possesses, love is that which He is by
His very nature; however love is not God, because God is the Greater of the two}. Anyone who loves is
born of God and {spiritually, experimentally, and habitually} knows God {for the Spirit of Truth is known
by love, for love is the sum of righteousness by which we are tested to be of God 621}. But anyone who does
not {habitually} love does not {knoweth now, has never known, and does not once for all} know God--for
God is love {so we can say this man doth not habitually, by his will love, and therefore knows not love:
God is essentially, habitually, by His will, love, therefore he knows not God; but Godly love is not as the
world which refuses to speak God’s Truth in love that whosoever will might be Saved, instead leaving men
in their sin which leads to eternal death for the unrepentant}.
   God showed {manifested toward man, for our case alone} how much he loved us by sending his only
{eternally begotten of the Father} Son {having no brothers of any sort 622} into the world so that we might
have eternal life through him {for God’s Son--Material Manifestation--was not fully revealed for our
edification except in the fullness of time of God, then He was sent into the world; for He is only our life,
our propitiation, and our Savior for our forfeited lives; as opposed to those false religions that believe
avatars have and will be in the world; and so denying Christ as the only eternally begotten of the Father;
though Christ, the Living Word of God, has His Being in eternity with God the Trinity as He has always
existed; as Jesus the Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the
same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies,
Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word
speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old
Testament that none should have excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in
God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or
physically} the Father”. 623}. This is {the} real love {which is the nature of God; therefore unrelated to
anything human beings could do; but it is expressed in the gift of Christ as propitiation, complete
satisfaction of our sin against God}. It is not that we loved God {and thereby induced God to love us and
send His Son--Immanuel; for God is Absolute Sovereign}, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a
sacrifice to take away our sins {Christ’s incarnation, the great Proof of God’s love for us}.” 80
   “He {Jesus the Christ} replied, ‘Don’t let anyone mislead {and deceive} you. For many will come in my
name, claiming {I AM, He; encouraging people to follow them, and} to be the Messiah {usurping My
Name, title, and character 624}, saying, ‘The time has come {for Christ to return at the End, and for God’s
Kingdom to be in its full glory; for the Kingdom to be restored to Israel or to believers; much as we see in
the so-called kingdom now dominionists of the emergent church so-called 625}!’ But don’t {be deceived
and} believe them {for I come not so very soon; and for when I do Come, all will see and there will be no
doubt by anyone that I have Come 626}. And when you hear of wars and insurrections {of seditions and
civil dissensions}, don’t panic {do not fear for you will fall into the loving hands of God, unlike the
unbeliever 627}. Yes, these things must come, but the end won’t follow immediately {for worse must come
before all is over 628}.’ Then he said, ‘Nations and kingdoms will proclaim war against each other. There
will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and epidemics in many lands, and there will be
terrifying things and great miraculous signs in the heavens {all of which we see today} 629.
   ‘But before all this occurs, there will be a time of great persecution. You will be dragged into
synagogues and prisons, and you will be accused before kings and governors of being my followers 630.
This will be your opportunity to tell them about me 631. So don’t worry about how to answer the charges
against you, for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to
reply 632! Even those closest to you--your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends--will betray you. And
some of you will be killed. And everyone will hate you because of your allegiance to me. But not a hair of

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your head will perish 633! By standing firm, you will win your souls {for in your patience, your faithful
perseverance in God’s word by the Holy Spirit, possess ye your souls; watch out for tumults of passion that
neither grief nor fear may tyrannize over you 634}.
   ‘And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction
has arrived {its desolation; the desolation and desecration of the temple of God in A.D.70, a type--by
which time no doubt nearly all Jews had heard the gospel; and just before Christ’s second coming, the
antitype, to save Jerusalem, so will Jews believe the gospel in that Day}. Then those in Judea must flee to
the hills. Let those in Jerusalem escape, and those outside the city should not enter it for shelter {for in
A.D. 70--an earnest of His second coming--the Christian community fled from Jewish persecution at the
hands of the remaining Jewish inhabitants; as will the believing Jews when Israel is besieged by the
Antichrist and his forces to the desolation and desecration of God’s rebuilt temple in Jerusalem 635}. For
those will be days of God’s vengeance, and the prophetic words of the Scriptures will be fulfilled {in His
second coming 636}. How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for mothers nursing their babies. For
there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. They will be brutally killed by the sword
or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world 637. And Jerusalem will be conquered and trampled
down by the Gentiles until the age of the Gentiles comes to an end {the Jewish prophetic clock stopped in
586 B. C., the Time of the Gentiles ensues--this present age of Christ’s Church of born again believers--
until the time be fulfilled and the Jewish prophetic clock resumes for the 7 years of the Tribulation age; and
so the 70 weeks of Daniel be complete 638}.
   ‘And there will be strange events in the skies--signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And down here on earth
the nations will be in turmoil {universal confusion and consternation}, perplexed by the roaring seas {of
people and armies} and strange tides {of desire and military campaigns}. The courage of many people will
falter because of the fearful fate they see coming upon the earth {instigated by modern ecologists and their
so-called science and global warming; actually merely the doctrine of false beliefs of Satan’s unholy
trinitarian religion to cause fear and turning to him instead of to God}, because the stability of the very
heavens will be broken up {for God’s prophetic History repeats unto perfect certainty that which He
purposes, until His Ending 639}. Then everyone will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds with power and
great glory {an unmistakable sign of His reality 640}. So when all these things begin to happen, stand
straight and look up, for your salvation is near {for you who discern the times 641}!’
   Then he gave them this illustration: ‘Notice the fig tree {Israel, especially as of May 14, 1948}, or any
other tree. When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. Just so, when you
see the events I’ve described taking place, you can be sure that the Kingdom of God is near
{complementary to Lk 17:21}. I assure you, this generation {the Jewish race as a people until this
prophetic End; now in their own nation once again since May 14, 1948 642} will not pass from the scene
until all these events have taken place. Heaven and earth will disappear {in their present age and state unto
the final age and regeneration by Christ}, but my words will remain forever.” 81
   “I {Paul} ask, then, has God {utterly, finally, and eternally} rejected his people, the Jews? Of course
not! Remember that I myself {Paul} am a Jew, a descendant of Abraham and a member of the tribe of
Benjamin {and I stand in the Church of God in Jesus Christ by faith believing, in obedience to God, in His
peculiar covenant by the Holy Spirit 643}.
   {God forbid} No, God has not {universally or finally 644} rejected his own people, whom he chose from
the beginning {by His foreknowledge, being omniscient 645}. Do you remember what the Scriptures say
about this 646? Elijah the prophet complained to God about the people of Israel and said, ‘Lord, they have
killed your prophets and torn down your altars. I alone am left, and now they are trying to kill me, too’
   And do you remember God’s reply? He said, ‘You are not the only one left. I have seven thousand others
who have never bowed down to Baal {Baalism; for God is not less because 100% of people do not believe,
or even 51%, for He is not fooled; He is not a respecter of persons, and He is lovingly just; for in times of


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general apostasy, there is a remnant who keep their integrity and God reserves them to Himself by His
grace 647}!’
   It is the same today, for not all the Jews have turned away from God 648. A few {a remnant} are being
saved as a result of God’s kindness in choosing them {a remnant according to the election of grace, God
having reserved them to Himself by the good pleasure of His will; knowing in His foreknowledge and
omniscience they would choose Salvation in His Son 649}. And if they are saved by God’s kindness, then it
is not by their good works {for believing, wrongly, that works leads to Salvation, leads to the nullification
of grace and then necessarily to the just reward of the law which is death eternal, eternal separation from
God, the result of unbelieving disobedience; while the just Reward of grace is Life eternal with Christ
eternally; for there are but two possible sources of salvation--men’s works, and God’s grace, and they are
distinct and opposite, so Salvation cannot be of any combination or mixture of both, but must be wholly
either of the one or of the other--the nature of Absolute Truth of God’s word; for if salvation is of works, it
is not of God; but if Salvation is of grace through faith, this is of God 650}. For in that case, God’s
wonderful kindness {grace} would not be what it really is--free and undeserved {for in our fallen sin-state,
we are unrighteous; it is only in God’s presence we are righteous, imputationally--by His grace He makes
the Way for our reconciliation back to His presence; as our introduction into the Garden of Eden was also
not because we were righteous, only innocent of sin until man deceitfully sinned against God’s grace
requiring His loving justness; for only by having a choice are we able to choose to, of our constrained--
circumscribed and motivated by God--free will, to lovingly choose God or to reject God and choose Satan}.
   So this is the situation: Most of the Jews have not found the favor {the justification or acceptance} of
God they are looking for so earnestly {by their works of righteousness under the law of Moses instead of
by the law of faith, by God’s righteousness of Abraham; for if of grace, then not of works 651}. A few have--
the ones God has chosen {for God chooses to make those His peculiar people who believe in His Son, and
none other shall enjoy the blessings of His Kingdom}--but the rest were made unresponsive {by His
foreknowledge of omniscience, judicially having been given over to the hardness of their own hearts}. As
the Scriptures say,
                                        ‘God has put them into a deep sleep.
                             To this very day he has shut their eyes so they do not see,
                                   and closed their ears so they do not hear 652.’
                                   David spoke of this same thing when he said,
                                     ‘Let their bountiful table become a snare,
                          a trap that makes them think all is well {as is America today}.
 Let their blessings cause them to stumble {as the gospel was for their good, in their unbelief let it be a trap
                                          to them--their stumbling Stone}.
                                     Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see,
   and let their backs grow weaker and weaker {for the gospel to believers is the savor of life unto eternal
                   Life, but to the unbelievers it is the savor of death unto eternal death 653}.’
   Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery {once for all}? Of course not 654! His purpose was to
make his salvation available to the Gentiles {thereby}, and then the Jews would be jealous and want it for
themselves {for they needed to know the law they clung to can not Save 655}. Now if the Gentiles were
enriched because the Jews turned down God’s offer of salvation {in their disbelieving disobedience to
God’s Divine Revelation Who is Christ Jesus}, think how much greater a blessing the world will share
when the Jews finally accept it 656. I am saying all of this especially for you Gentiles. God has appointed me
as the apostle to the Gentiles. I lay great stress on this, for I want to find a way to make the Jews want what
you Gentiles have, and in that way I might save some of them. For since the Jews’ rejection meant that God
offered salvation to the rest of the world {for in this Way, God demonstrates the justness of His Salvation
plan in Christ Jesus’ atoning death, once for all; for only then--given all have sinned and fallen short of
God’s Glory--by His grace He demonstrates His offer of Salvation to all is the only just alternative to His
just wrath; for only God’s absolute sovereign will can allow us into His presence and on His terms, after
demonstrating to man knowledge of Who He Is by His word of History, prophetic history 657--Christ
reconciling man to God by casting away them that are unbelievers and by calling His elect to Himself who
believe by faith}, how much more wonderful their acceptance will be {at Christ’s reappearing}. It will be
{eternal} life for those who were {becoming eternally} dead {spiritually, in their sin 658}! And since
Abraham and the other patriarchs 659 were holy {by their faith believing in God’s word}, their children {of
faith} will also be holy. For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be, too.
   But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree, some of the Jews, have been broken off {because of
unbelief without faith}. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, were grafted in {by
realizing your poorness of spirit in meekness toward God’s grace 660}. So now you receive the blessing God
has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in God’s rich nourishment of his special olive tree. But
you must be careful not to brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off.
Remember, you are just a branch, not the root {of Jesse which is Christ Jesus; so stressing the unity of
God’s people from both covenants, both Jew and Gentile alike in Christ Jesus; so be not deceived of those
in Christendom today who seek to revision the professing church of Jesus the Christ in place of His people
Israel in prophesy about the End--so-called replacement theology which is in fact replacement of God’s
word for lies 661}.
   ‘Well,’ you may say, ‘those branches were broken off to make room for me.’ Yes, but remember--those
branches, the Jews, were broken off because they didn’t believe what could happen {to them from their
unbelief}. For if God did not spare the branches he put there in the first place {the natural branches}, he
won’t spare you either {as He is the Potter and we are the clay 662}.
   Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe to those who disobeyed, but kind to you as you
continue to trust {by persevering, believing faith} in his kindness. But if you stop trusting {in faith,
believing}, you also will be cut off 663. And if the Jews turn from their unbelief, God will graft them back
into the tree again {for God acts, and then we must act; both by volitional will--God’s being absolute will,
man’s being constrained will of and by God 664}. He has the power to do it {for in His foreknowledge, He
foreordains and glorifies those who love Him 665; though He has not fully revealed all the aspects of His
purpose or all that is involved in His selection, but that believers by faith are elect in Christ for God chose
them in love first 666}.
   For if God was willing to take you who were, by nature, branches from a wild olive tree and graft you
into his own good tree--a very unusual thing to do--he will be far more eager to graft the Jews into the tree
where they belong.
   I want you to understand this mystery {of the Christian religion, Christ’s Church of born again, by the
Holy Spirit of God, by faith believers 667}, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud and
start bragging {as one wise in one’s own conceits, out of ignorance}. Some of the Jews have hard hearts,
but this will last only until the complete number of Gentiles comes to Christ {the fullness of the Gentile age
668
    ; when God hath performed his whole work among the Gentiles}. And so all Israel will be saved {as in
like manner, personal action of the Deliverer, Jesus the Messiah, will Save them too, by His Spirit of grace
669
    }. Do you remember what the prophets said about this?
                                     ‘A Deliverer will come from Jerusalem,
                                  and he will turn Israel from all ungodliness 670.
                                    And then I will keep my covenant with them
                                           and take away their sins 671.’
   Many of the Jews are now enemies of the Good News {and as a result, enemies to Christians, though not
of Christians}. But this has been to your benefit, for God has given his gifts to you Gentiles. Yet the Jews
are still his chosen people because of his promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob {for God can elect a
whole nation, a remnant, a smaller group such as the Twelve, down to each individual believer, for specific
tasks in His will 672}. For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn {for God exemplifies faith, and
He is faithful 673}. Once, you Gentiles were rebels against God, but when the Jews refused mercy, God was
merciful to you instead. And now, in the same way, the Jews are the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to
you {that through your mercy the Jews might obtain mercy, thereby being beholden to you as you are to
them, in humility}. But someday they, too, will share in God’s mercy. For God has imprisoned all people
in their own disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone {both Jew and Gentile that they may share
one Kingdom of God on earth according to the gospel of God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit 674 for
all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God; as God’s purpose was to shut each of these divisions
of men to the experience first of a humbled, condemned state, without Christ, and then to the experience of
His mercy in Christ; knowing God’s will is the only Good will, dying to our sinful self-will}. 82
   “Then everyone will see the Son of Man {Jesus the Christ} arrive on the clouds with power and great
glory {Christ’s second coming 675}. So when all these things begin to happen {over a period of time giving
warning to those who can discern the signs of those times--which may be now or nigh: When Truth
becomes a lie, and lies become truth--those born again believers}, stand straight and look up, for your
Salvation is near {our redemption is deliverance, the completion of the Salvation of God 676}!’” 83
   Oh, what a wonderful God we have! How great are his riches and wisdom and knowledge 677! How
impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods! For who can know what the Lord is
thinking? Who knows enough to be his counselor 678? And who could ever give him so much that he would
have to pay it back {for God the Trinity is Absolute Sovereign 679}? For everything comes from him;
everything exists by his power and is intended for his glory {of Him, the original Designer and Author, the
Source of History and of His Salvation; through or by Him, as the Prime and Efficient Cause, which is
Christ Jesus the Mediator and Reconciler of man and His creation to God the Father; and to Him by the
Holy Spirit; as the ultimate End for the manifestation of His eternal Glory and goodness, are all things in
universal nature, through the whole compass of time and eternity in Christ Jesus, God’s Only eternally
begotten Son 680}. To him be glory evermore {and let Him have the praise of all His works, by the Holy
Spirit, from the hearts and mouths of all His intelligent creatures}. Amen {so be it; let this be established
forever}” 84

     So, Jesus the Christ left this earth, and so shall He Come. But pray tell how?

   {But,} “Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus {Who is God, Immanuel, and Who
reveals God’s History to men by the Holy Spirit} had appeared to them as they were walking along the
road {after His resurrection} and how they had recognized him as he was breaking the bread. And just as
they were telling about it {what happened to Jesus in Jerusalem}, Jesus himself was suddenly standing
there among them {His resurrected body appearing to possess powers that transcended the laws of ordinary
matter as He appeared and disappeared at will, having now been seen five times on this the first day of His
resurrection; but be not deceived, for Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos is the same yesterday, today, and
forever, Amen 681}. He said, ‘Peace be with you {shalom, may you prosper in body and soul, and enjoy
every heavenly and earthly good}.’ But the whole group was terribly frightened, thinking {reasoning, not to
belief through faith, but to unbelief based on human reasonings} they were seeing a ghost {a spirit, a
spectre, or an apparition without a real body of flesh and bones 682}! ‘Why are you frightened?’ he asked.
‘Why do you doubt who I am {with thoughts arising in your hearts to doubt 683}? Look at my hands. Look at
my feet. You can see that it’s really me {my body you knew and that was crucified and buried; now with
you here, resurrected in that same body; just as all will be on that Day 684}. Touch me and make sure that I
am not a ghost, because ghosts don’t have bodies , as you see that I do {of flesh and bone; affirming spirits
do not have flesh and bones bodies, only flesh and blood beings do; for the blood is the life of the animal
and corruptible body which cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; but flesh and bones, implying the identity
with His Person, but with diversity of laws of the resurrection-body--much as in His Pre-Incarnate
appearances throughout the OT as Jehovah, the Word, et. al.; and so demonic spirits long to possess living
creatures; so be not deceived into allowing yourself to become a vessel of dishonor by allowing so-called
spirits of the departed--actually demonic fallen angels--to come in to you for any purpose, as the LDS and

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all other false religions in the world 685}! As he spoke, he held out his hands for them to see, and he showed
them his feet {Christ appealing to audible, ocular and tangible demonstration of the reality of His
resurrection; things impossible for them all to have been deceived by}.
   Still they stood there doubting, filled with joy and wonder 686. Then he asked them, ‘Do you have
anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he ate it as they watched 687.
   Then he said, ‘When I was with you before {while I was yet with you, meaning now, as the dead and
resurrected Christ, though He was dissevered from this scene of mortality, and from all ordinary intercourse
with His mortal disciples 688}, I told you that everything written about me by Moses and the prophets and in
the Psalms must all come true {in all the three main divisions of the Jewish canon of Scripture}.’ Then he
opened their minds to understand these many Scriptures {Christ then sanctioning the manner of
interpreting the Old Testament by His apostles in the New Testament; having removed the veil--and of the
law--from the Scriptures and from their hearts by opening their minds and the Scriptures to their
understanding as to the correct knowledge of God’s Word; that all believers might learn not above their
Bibles in this world, but that all believers will learn still more and more out of their Bibles; so they would
not only discern the Scriptures as the true word of God and what the Scriptures say about the Messiah; but
that the Scriptures bespeak of Him--Christ Jesus--as their Lord and Master; for the Spiritual Truth of the
Scriptures can only be discerned by born again Christians who have the Holy Spirit indwelling, their spirit
having been enlivened within them, and Jesus the Christ as their Lord and Savior; worshipping God in
Spirit and in Truth}. And he said, ‘Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah must suffer and die and
rise again from the dead on the third day 689. With my authority {preaching God’s word in Christ’s Name
690
    }, take this message of repentance to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem {where Christ was
murdered by the Jews as prophesied, demonstrating His loving grace and mercy for even these and the
chief of sinners in all the world and ages 691}: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to me.’ You are
witnesses of all these things {for in this time--the Time of the Gentiles--in particular the Last Days 692, from
Christ’s resurrection and ascension to the rapture of His Church just before the Tribulation, Christians are
to be faithful to this, the Great Commission, to proclaim the Salvation of God in Christ Jesus by the Holy
Spirit, as He Himself has herein told His apostles to proclaim it 693}.” 85
   “‘But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going
{only in the past have you asked 694}. Instead, you are very sad {filled with sorrow at my going}. But {I
tell you the Truth} it is actually best {expedient} for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Counselor
won’t come {and because Christ’s Spirit in the world is better than Christ’s bodily presence in the Church,
for His Spirit is omnipresent and can not be interfered with by men 695}. If I do go away, he will come
because I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world of its sin, and of God’s
righteousness, and of the coming judgment {He will convict or reprove, both unbelievers and believers by
proving these upon them, by forcing them to own these, and He will indwell Christ’s apostles and all
disciples, then through them the Holy Spirit accomplishes its work in part 696}. The world’s sin is unbelief
in me {for this reason doth sin reign among men that they are not by faith united to Christ, by God’s Spirit
indwelling}. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more {for the
Holy Spirit, will by conviction of sin then show men their need for righteousness and wherein it lies in
Christ Jesus; then to us by imputation}. Judgment will come because the prince of this world {his system of
the unholy trinitarian religio-political-economic rule of Satan} has already been judged {on earth, as it is in
Heaven--always; for self, sin, Satan, and the world were defeated on the Cross; fear of death at Christ’s
resurrection; and death itself will be defeated at the final resurrection unto Life eternal or eternal death--the
second death; Satan having been cast out of the souls of people by the grace of God working with the
gospel of Christ, but for unbelievers there is judgment 697}.
   ‘Oh, there is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now {for if I did, you would be
confounded and stumble}. {But} When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide {and lead} you into {an
intimate and experimental acquaintance with} all truth {by gradual discovery of Truth shining more and

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more concerning the spiritual things of God’s Christ-centered Truth, when you are made ready in My
departing 698}. He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will
tell you about the future {of the Kingdom of God and the believer’s place in it}. He will bring me glory by
revealing to you whatever he receives from me. All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I
say that the Spirit will reveal to you whatever he receives from me {establishing the authenticity and
authorship of the New Testament, especially in terms of new revelation; and allowing a glimpse into the
inner relations of the Godhead: for Christ here makes Himself equal to God, represents Himself as
Ambassador of the Father to man, as the Holy Spirit is represented as the Ambassador of the Son, vested
with His authority as the Interpreter and Executor of His will 699}.” 86
   “In my first book {the book of Luke} I told you about everything Jesus began to do and teach until the
day he ascended to heaven {His mortal bodily presence to no more be in the world} after giving his chosen
apostles further instructions from the Holy Spirit 700. During the forty days after his crucifixion, he
appeared to the apostles from time to time and proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive 701.
On these occasions he talked to them {He commanded them through the Holy Spirit 702} about the
Kingdom of God {about that which concerned the doctrine, discipline, and establishment of Christ’s Church
of born again believers; a Kingdom of grace in this world and of glory in the next to come 703}.
   In one of these meetings as he was eating a meal with them, he told them, ‘Do not leave Jerusalem until
the Father sends you what he promised {the Holy Spirit, promised by the Father, confirmed through His
Son, that it should be fulfilled; for first God the Father, then God the Son promised in the Old Testament,
and then God the Holy Spirit promised in the New Testament; as Jesus Christ in His word speaks in
Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He
reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father
would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably
throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have excuse that none should perish
but that all might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen
{stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 704}. Remember, I have told you about
this before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit {as
the priests were baptized and washed with water when they were consecrated to their sacred function: they
had the sign; the apostles and all future disciples will have the thing--the reality of the Holy Spirit--
signified; never to forsake Christ again thenceforth; the Holy Spirit of God in Christ continuing His
ministry working in His apostles and all disciples in this age to come until the Time of the Gentiles be
fulfilled 705}.’” 87

  And so with Christ Jesus ascended, by what power and means was the Good News to be spread over the
earth to all creatures that whosoever will might be Saved? Well,:

   “On the day of Pentecost {the birthday of Christ’s Church, Christ’s Kingdom of Heaven on earth which
will be reconciled eternally with the Kingdom of God in Heaven which comes down from Heaven to earth-
-New Jerusalem 706}, seven weeks after Jesus’ resurrection {also known as the Feast of (seven) Weeks,
when the giving of the law to the Jewish nation upon Mount Sinai is celebrated; now for the giving of the
evangelical law to every creature by the descent of the Holy Spirit; and because Jesus Christ came to fulfill
the Law of God, as He is its embodiment for man to follow in their daily lives unto eternal Life 707}, the
believers were meeting together in one place {on the first day of the week--Sunday--the Christian
sabbath}. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies
above them, and it filled the house where they were meeting 708. Then, what looked like flames or {cloven}
tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them 709. And everyone present was filled with the Holy
Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability {real, living spoken

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languages, not referring to the language of religious ecstasy necessarily; also prophetically symbolic of the
Great Commission just beginning; so the believers might preach the gospel of God in Christ Jesus to all the
world, but of the One Spirit which is in God the Trinity and in all believers; for as God confounded the
language of man into many for the Tower of Babel, so here He demonstrates the coming unity of the body
of Christ in One Spirit, with One Shepherd; for the filling of the Spirit was often repeated in born again
believers, but not the baptism by the Holy Spirit which occurs but once in each believer which seals them
for God unto eternal Life in God’s presence when they believe by faith in Christ Jesus and Him crucified
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    }.
    Godly {Diaspora} Jews from many nations were living in Jerusalem at that time. When they heard this
sound, they came running to see what it was all about, and they were bewildered to hear their own
languages being spoken by the believers.
    They were beside themselves with wonder. ‘How can this be?’ they exclaimed. ‘These people are all
from Galilee, and yet we hear them speaking the languages of the lands where we were born! Here we are-
-Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia,
Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya toward Cyrene, visitors from Rome (both Jews and
converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabians {and so yet did Jews became saints to the world; but as born
again believers, not as givers of the law}. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages
about the wonderful things God has done {yet another example God provides us in His word of the
knowledge of Truth and Salvation, of God, in the world; for it is by the work of the Holy Spirit all men
have the opportunity to know God; not of men, though it may be through men 711}!’ They stood there
amazed and perplexed. What can this mean?’ they asked each other. But others in the crowd were mocking.
‘They’re drunk, that’s all?’ they said.
    Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, ‘Listen carefully,
all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this. Some of you are saying
these people are drunk. It isn’t true! It’s much too early for that. People don’t get drunk by nine o’clock in
the morning. No, what you see this morning was predicted centuries ago by the prophet Joel:
  ‘In the last days {added by Divine inspiration by Peter; the Jews believing the Holy Spirit had been silent
                               during the Inter-Testamental Period 712}, God said,
                                     I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
                                      Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
                                          your young men will see visions,
                and your old men will dream dreams {Joel’s prophesy fulfilled in Peter’s day}.
     In those days {the last days; understood by the Jews to refer to the time of the Messiah--though they
   believe He has not yet come; the time of the Kingdom of God on earth--Christ’s Kingdom of Heaven of
                                born again believers 713} I will pour out my Spirit
upon all my servants {who by faith believe; whereas hitherto confined, generally though not exclusively, to
                                  the seed of Abraham}, men and women alike,
 and they will prophesy {added by Divine inspiration by Peter again; they will prophesy not so much as by
foretelling the future as forth-telling the meaning of God’s redemptive work through Jesus the Messiah, and
   about interpreting signs of the times of the biblical prophesies to come as they appear on the horizon of
                                            history from God’s History}.
                                 And I will cause wonders in the heavens above
                                           and signs on the earth below--
                                        blood and fire and clouds of smoke,
                                       The sun will be turned into darkness,
                                         and the moon will turn bloodred,
              before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives {Christ’s second advent 714}.
                       And anyone who calls on the name of the Lord {Jesus the Christ}
will be saved {eternally, and from the wrath of God’s judgment on the earth; as the Christians were in A. D.
70; as the Christians will by the rapture just before the Tribulation period; as the believing Jews will be just
  before Christ returns; as Lot was from Sodom and Gomorrah; and as Noah and his family were before the
                                            great Flood; etc. 715}.’” 88
   “How we praise {with our words of praise we bless 716} God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ {God
is the God of the Man Jesus, and the Father of the Divine Word}, who has {lovingly} blessed us {in the
past original counsel of God as in creation, so in redemption in His word and in His acts 717} with every
spiritual blessing {our calling to holiness, power for our daily living unto sonship, and God’s provision in
Christ in accepting us; justifying us by His atoning death to every possible blessing for time and eternity
which the Spirit has to bestow 718} in the heavenly realms {for Spiritual blessings in heavenly things are
best over temporal blessings in worldly things--even if for Spiritual purposes are we blessed--for they are
designed to prepare us for their fullness when we arrive in Heaven with which we can not be miserable, but
without we cannot but be--all brought to light by the gospel of God in Christ Jesus 719} because we belong
to Christ 720. Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose {He elected} us {by
predestination 721 for Himself, us, His crown of creation; that our holiness might not be merely external, but
internal and real, such holiness as proceeds from love to God and to our fellow-creatures, the principle of
all true holiness} in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes {for God does not do anything He has
not already completed beforehand in eternity--how could He not for He is omniscient; so He chose the elect
by the election of the counsel of God--from all eternity--before time, which is for our benefit to God’s
glory; all while by His permissive will He allows us to exercise our free will 722}. His unchanging plan
{for the rule and the fontal cause and purpose of God’s election of men is according to the good pleasure of
His will; because it was His absolute sovereign will for us to receive His will by His Spirit, that we be a
receptacle of His Spirit by His grace, unto Himself, then unto man and back again; God a never ending
fountain of Living Spiritual Water Who Is Love} has always been to adopt us {by placing us, his children,
in the position of adult sonship in line for inheritance; Christ being the firstborn--highest in honor and
stature before God--Son of Inheritance; Head of the election, Christ’s Church of born again believers by
faith; all in the foreknowledge and providence of God 723} into his own family by bringing us {back
eternally} to himself {holy separated unto God, God’s one great end and design of His choice for our
eternal happiness with holiness as His means} through Jesus Christ {for He blesses us according as He
hath chosen us in Him, Jesus the Christ 724}. And this gave him great pleasure {for no god could, or has,
loved man as God has: He foreknew man would suffer in his sin yet made the Way back to Himself, our sin
having alienated us from Him in our separation; but by sacrificing Himself--Immanuel--as the absolute just
sacrifice, God was willing, in His absolute sovereignty, to endure for His creation that no one can say He is
not loving and just; therefore no one has excuse for their eternal death, for they have a choice in Christ
Jesus to have eternal Life that removes the very condition of alienated separation from God that creation
allowed--not by works of merit of man 725}. {For the verb proorizo, from pro, before and horizo, I define,
finish, bound, or terminate whence horos, a boundary or limit, signifies to define beforehand, and
circumscribe by certain bounds or limits; as to anything concluded, or determined, or demonstrated. So
God predestinated His chosen elect to all things that secure the inheritance for us as partakers of the Divine
Nature by His Spirit 726; as according to God’s foredetermined original design so His eternal purposes
could be fulfilled, not by any goodness or merit in men, but according to the good pleasure of His will,
according to His eternal benevolence, showing mercy and conferring privileges in this new creation--
Christ’s Church of born again believers, Gentiles--as He had done in the original creation of the Jewish
nation, as to all His creation; for God bestowed on man free will agency that we might chose His Son, Who
in the fullness of time was revealed for our edification that none should perish but that all might be Saved
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    }
   So we praise God for the wonderful {grace and} kindness he has poured out on us {accepting us, while
we were yet sinners} because we belong to his dearly loved Son {cf vv. 12, 14 for this and these verses
each mark off the part each of the Persons of the Godhead Trinity take in our Salvation in giving us the
blessings that have come to us 728}. He is so rich in {grace and} kindness that he purchased our freedom

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through the blood of his Son {the infinite Purchase Price our Spiritual blessings flow down to us from in
that stream from God 729}, and our sins are forgiven {our redemption is our present possession when born
again; the work of our Kinsman Redeemer by our adoption by God through Christ; another aspect of the
mystery of God’s Salvation in that God became flesh--Immanuel--that He might become our Kinsman 730}.
He has showered his {grace which is His glory, and} kindness on us {undeserved, unearned, and
unrecompensed; for in God’s Self-dependent favor, He freely bestowed upon sinful men, who deserve only
His wrath 731}, along with all wisdom {which is Jesus the Christ and Him crucified, the manifold wisdom
of God’s grace; which He has been made know to us experimentally in our hearts as we test Him, by our
faith believing in hope, that He might prove to us His faithfulness 732} and {prudent} understanding {while
His propitiation, i.e., the consideration devised by His own love, for which He, Who was justly angry,
becomes propitious to us; the expiation, the Price paid to Divine justice for our sin--Divine Sacrifice of
God Himself--Immanuel--can only atone for Divine justice; only Divine love manifested in His Son’s death
on the cross, the ultimate expression of Divine grace and mercy in Self sacrifice, vicariously, for His
creation 733}.
   God’s secret plan {His mystery of His will, not then yet fully revealed, revealed to whosoever will;
unlike the heathen mysteries which are imparted only to the initiated few; instead all Christians are the
initiated while only unbelievers are the uninitiated--by the choice of their own free will unforced by God,
but deceived by Satan 734} has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago
according to his good pleasure {which He hath purposed by His will, in Himself; God being completely
Self-determining and Self-sufficient, Absolute Sovereign--not being induced by any consideration from
without; for we can not go beyond His loving will’s good pleasure in search of the causes of our Salvation
or of any of His works 735}. And this is his plan: At the right time {in the dispensation, stewardship, of the
fullness of time of the Time of the Gentiles--God’s final stewardship committed to men which will bring
human history to a close in God’s purpose} he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ
{reconciled, to sum up under One Head, to recapitulate, in His Millennial Reign then New Jerusalem 736}--
everything in heaven {including the angels of God, as well as the fallen angels--demons--with Satan} and
on earth {God’s creation through Christ; for all the lines of Divine revelation meet in Christ, as the
Babylonian deceit of Satan is focusing all man’s ideas together in him; for the spiritual battle lines are
drawn for man’s choice of God or Satan before the battle lines of Armageddon are drawn, for God is
gracious and merciful, by His love}. Furthermore, because of Christ, we have received {because we were
made to have} an inheritance from God {in Christ, in Whom we have been made, justified, an heritage; we
are Christ’s inheritance, as He is ours 737}, for he chose us from the beginning {alike in the natural and
Spiritual creations; God is not an agent constrained by necessity; therefore, wheresoever counsel or infinite
wisdom is, there is election, or else it is vain sin; where a will, there must be freedom, or else it is weak
from sin; for when men are in bondage to sin, they are not free to choose by their will, but to sin and Satan;
whereas if in Christ, we willingly submit our will to God’s knowing by experience His is the only Good
Will 738}, and all things happen just as he decided long ago {being predestinated according to the purpose
of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel or infinite wisdom of His own absolute sovereign will--the
words predestinated, purpose, counsel, and will having intimate connection reflecting God’s absolute
sovereignty man has responsibility to in exercising his will which God reconciles through Christ Jesus to
Himself by His grace; for His Glory Who is in Christ Jesus, not that we should have glory 739}. God’s
purpose was that we who were the first to trust in Christ {the Jews} should praise our glorious God 740.
And now you also {Gentiles} have heard the truth {the Word which consists of the Truth--the Instrument
of sanctification, and of the new birth 741}, the Good News that God saves you. And {after hearing the Good
News} when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit {our
simultaneous seal of Salvation in eternity, now, upon believing 742}, whom he promised long ago {the Holy
Spirit is our Seal indicating possession and security, guaranteeing our Salvation in eternity to come; His
Seal impressed upon believer’s souls at regeneration 743}. The Spirit is God’s guarantee {earnest of our
inheritance of redemption unto the Kingdom of God that Christ Jesus paid in full on Calvary 744, as we
await God’s perfect timing, while Christ tarries that none should perish, but that during this age all who are
written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will have come } that he will give us everything he promised and that
he has purchased us to be his own people {for His eternal purpose in the past eternity to the completion of
the redemption in the future eternity--to our resurrection of all who by faith believe, having been born again
of this promise of God, resurrected to be with God the Trinity into eternity in New Jerusalem; God
personifies and manifests faith, speaking that which is not as though it were, and never failing to bring all
to pass that He speaks in His word 745}. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious God {for
each Person, aspect of God’s essence and nature are involved, directly and actively, in our Salvation unto
God the Trinity; God employing His entire Being to this task, this labor of love for His creation; as Jesus
the Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and
sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for
our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second
and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should
have excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If
you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 746}.
   Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians everywhere, I
have never stopped thanking God for you {Christians in Ephesus}. I pray for you constantly, asking God,
the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ {the Father of that infinite glory which shines in the face of
Christ, Who is the Glory--the true Shekinah of God 747}, to give you {by revelation} spiritual wisdom and
understanding, so that you might grow in your {full experiential} knowledge of God {for God is alive and
He wants us to know Him personally and intimately, as well as about Him and His creation; for His Holy
Spirit reveals God’s will to man that we may choose His will unto His offer of Salvation through Christ
Jesus 748}. I pray that your {eyes of your} hearts {including man’s intellect and affections involved in
choosing, not just our intellect or just our affections; both in the Spirit, not in the flesh; for our enlivened
spirit then can know God and discern Truth from lies so we are kept in Him; our spirit now ruling our
hearts--no longer just our sinful flesh-soul; the very core and center of life and the fountain of the thoughts;
whence the heart in Scripture includes the mind, as well as the inclination, motivation or volition of the
disposition of one’s character--motions; its eye, or inward vision both receives and contemplates the Light
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    } will be flooded with light {as God enlightens you with wisdom of the Spiritual things you are entitled
to, unto Salvation} so that you can understand {and hope--with His absolute certainty of future good--in}
the wonderful future he has promised to those he called {the hope of His calling}. I want you to realize
what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people {His saints, who are absolutely perfected in
Christ in the course of fighting the good fight of faith by the Spirit of God; for there is a present inheritance
in the saints, for grace is glory begun and holiness is happiness in the bud for us to know experimentally,
now, so we will through reading, contemplation, and prayer, to know as much of Heaven as we can, that we
may be desiring and longing to be there 750}.
   I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his {surpassing} power {to us-ward}
for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power {the energy of the power of His might: might being
the state or simple efficiency of this attribute in God; power is this might or efficiency in action; energy is
the quantum of force, momentum, or velocity with which the power is applied} that raised Christ from the
dead {He being the first fruits of the resurrection, also having, as God, a hand in His own resurrection and
in ours 751} and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms 752. Now he is
far above 753 any ruler or authority or {principality or} power or leader or anything else in this world {in
this age--speaking of a specific era of time--The Time of the Gentiles} or in the world to come {New
Jerusalem}. And God has put all things under the authority of Christ 754, and he gave him this authority for
the benefit of the church {as the Head of His Church, for God created all things to the purpose of His desire
to fellowship with man, the crown of His creation 755}. And the church is his body {His Spiritual, not
literal, body; for He is really, though Spiritually, the Church’s Head; as His Life is her Life as we share in
His crucifixion and His consequent glory 756}; it is filled by Christ, who fills everything everywhere with his
presence {for the power that supports the world supports the Church for He loves the Church as He loves
His body, for the Church is His Body; the Church being dwelt in and filled by Christ, she being the
receptacle, not of His inherent, but of His communicated, plenitude of gifts and graces; in her union with
Christ she is the full manifestation of His Being, the continued revelation of His Divine Life in human form
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    }.
   Once you were dead {Spiritually unregenerated, and therefore separated from God 758}, doomed forever
because of your many sins {sins being the Spiritual death of the soul in trespass--expressing a fall or lapse--
such as the transgression of Adam whereby he fell; sin, hamarita, implying innate corruption and alienation
from God--erring of the mind from the rule of Truth, having been deceived--exhibited in acts of sin,
hamartemata 759; but your spirit hath He quickened unto the true Life in Christ unto Salvation in eternity in
God’s presence}. You used to live just like the rest of the world {conforming to this age’s (Babylonian)
world system--aion kosmos; and as man has throughout all the ages of God’s creation in constant duration--
until the End God has so purposed 760}, full of sin, obeying Satan {bond slaves to self, sin, and Satan 761},
the mighty prince of the power of the air {for spirits generally live in the air between matter, though
indwelling bodies as well; not unlike quantum physics believes 762}. He is the spirit at work in {deceiving
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    } the hearts {appealing to the motions of our flesh, not our spirit which is dead in those who hath not
Christ} of those who refuse to obey God {for all men outside Christ are Spiritually dead and walking
according to the prince of the power of the air and his suggestions leading them captive at his will--the god
of this world 764}. All of us used to live that way, following the passions and desires of our evil {fleshly,
Adamic} nature {drudges to the flesh, and to our corrupt affections of our hearts perverting our minds as
well as our general conduct unto unrighteousness; children of disobedience in which disobedience is
personified, and wicked men exhibit as her children, the prince of the power of the air being their father,
while disobedience is their mother--in contrast to believers whose Father is God and whose obedience is
His Church, Christ’s Bride 765}. We were born with an evil nature {under the desires of the flesh, fulfilling
the wills of the blind, impulsive flesh; and doing the thoughts of the mind independent of God--of the body
and soul}, and we were under God’s anger {whose destination is wrath, as children of wrath 766} just like
everyone else {were it not for our present state of grace interposed}.
   But God is so rich in {His converting} mercy, and he {because of His great, infinite, love wherewith He
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    } loved us so very much, that even while we were dead because of our sins {God’s mercy taking away
our misery of sin; God’s love conferring our Salvation, in our Saved state, in forgiveness of our sin therein
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    }, he gave us life {His mercy respecting us as apostate and as miserable creatures in quickening--
vivifying Spiritually, and consequences hereafter, corporally--our spirits together with Christ 769} when he
raised Christ from the dead {for we must have a Spiritual resurrection of the soul before there can be a
comfortable resurrection of the body 770}. {It is only by God’s special favor that we have been Saved!} For
he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms {in His
presence as born again believers in His Spirit; as we are also potentially in Heaven, now, where He actually
is now}--all because we are one with Christ Jesus {our conferring Cause, when hope shall be swallowed
up in fruition in the hereafter; for believers are bodily in heaven in point of right, and virtually so in spirit,
and have each their own place assigned there, which in due time they shall take possession of; Christ the
office, the Anointed Prophet, Priest, and King; Jesus the Person 771}. And so God can always point to us as
examples of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us
through Christ Jesus {as eternal objects of His grace in the ages to come--amazing but true 772}.
   God saved you by his special favor {for His grace is our source of Salvation} when you believed
{through faith, our faith being the channel through which our Salvation comes, not on account of our faith
because it is not the cause of our Salvation 773}. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God {not
by your works of the law, for God is absolutely sovereign 774}. Salvation is not a reward for the good
things we have done, so none of us can boast about it {for we are not Saved by works of the law; but we
are created new creatures in Christ unto good works, for the works of the law are not good works; God
having made opportunities for His good works by His providence, then makes us ready for their
performance--that we should walk in them, not be Saved by them, to God’s glory 775}. For we are God’s
masterpiece {His handiwork of His workmanship}. He has created us anew {born again from above by His
Holy Spirit; His Spirit having provided life in the beginning and to man in the Garden, now providing
eternal Life to faith believers; for God is Pure Spirit and man must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth 776}
in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago {in all past ages of creation
back to the Garden of Eden where He first placed man; as new creatures our walk has now come full circle
and is in direct contrast to the walk described in Eph 2:2; for God justifies the believing man, not for the
worthiness of his belief, but for the worthiness of Him in Whom he believes, for the initiation, as well as
the increase, of faith, is from the Spirit of God, not only by an external proposal of the word, but by internal
illumination in the soul 777}.” 89
   “8. For by grace are ye saved through faith. As you are now brought into a state of salvation, your sins
being all blotted out, and you made partakers of the Holy Spirit; and, having a hope full of immortality, you
must not attribute this to any works or merit of yours; for when this gospel reached you, you were all found
‘dead in trespasses and sins.’ Therefore it was God’s free mercy to you, manifested through Christ, in
whom you were commanded to believe {that you might see as it is all about Jesus, it is all about God’s love
for you that you might come to Him trusting in Him, without fear of death unto Life eternal; for God loves
you and desires to fellowship with you in His presence for the rest of eternity, unlike the lies of the deceit
of Satan who projects his self onto God that you might be afraid of God instead of him, the one we should
rightly flee}; and having believed by the power of the Holy Spirit, you received, and were sealed by, the
Holy Spirit of promise; so that this salvation is in no sense of yourselves, but is the ‘free gift’ of God and
not of any kind of works; so that no man can boast as having wrought out his own salvation, or even
contributed anything towards it. By grace are ye saved through faith in Christ. This is a true doctrine, and
continues to be essential to the salvation of man to the end of the world. But whether are we to understand,
faith or salvation, as being the gift of God? This question is answered by the Greek text: ‘By this grace ye
are saved through faith; and this [touto, this salvation] not of you; it is the gift of God, not of works: so that
no one can boast.’ ‘The relative touto, ‘this,’ which is in the neuter gender, cannot stand for faith, which is
the feminine; but it has the whole sentence that goes before for its antecedent.’ But it may be asked: Is not
faith the gift of God? Yes, as to the grace by which it is produced; but the grace or power to believe, and
the act of believing, are two different things. Without the grace or power to believe no man ever did or can
believe; but with that power the act of faith is a man’s own. God never believes for any man any more than
He repents for him; the penitent, through this grace enabling him, believes for himself. Nor does he believe
necessarily or impulsively when he has that power; the power to believe may be present long before it is
exercised, else why the solemn warnings with which we meet everywhere in the Word of God, and
threatenings against those who do not believe? Is not this a proof that such persons have the power but do
not use it? {For God seeks men, which are lost in their sin, but who are not seeking after Him. For they are
seeking in the desires of their hearts, their own will. He then entreats them. He reveals experiential
knowledge of His faith, and His love and promises. That thereby, His grace which allows for faith in God’s
faith promises that men might see, then believe by faith, and come to repentance, then unto Salvation which
God desires in His love for you, His creation of great value to Him. I beg you, be not deceived; for God
loves you! He desires only your good.}
   10. For we are his workmanship. So far is this salvation from being our own work, or granted for our
own works’ sake, that we are ourselves not only the creatures of God, but our new creation was produced
by His power; for we are created in Christ Jesus unto good works. He has saved us that we may show forth
the virtues of Him who called us from darkness into His marvelous light. For though we are not saved for
our good works, yet we are saved that we may perform good works, to the glory of God and the benefit of
man. Which God hath before ordained. ‘For which God before prepared us, that we might walk in them.’
For being saved from sin, we are made partakers of the Spirit of holiness; and it is natural to that Spirit to
lead to the practice of holiness; and he who is not holy in his life is not saved by the grace of Christ. The
before ordaining, or rather preparing, must refer to the time when God began the new creation in their
hearts; for it begins to love holiness, and obedience to the will of God is the very element in which a holy
or regenerated soul lives.” {For ours is to know God’s will is the only Good Will, and to then choose by

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our will, to not sin, but to submit our will, willingly, to His. For once we experience God’s Glory, we
willingly desire His will to ours, never again to seek or desire our own. And in Heaven, without our flesh
body and the sin-fallen world to contend with, our soul, by His Spirit, will dwell in the House of our Lord
and God for eternity praising and worshiping Him without reservation or a trace of contrariness. For we
will have come to know God and He is the All in all, and there is no thing better; certainly not our will, or
any other. 778} 90
   “When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father {of our
Lord Jesus Christ of Whom the whole family of believers is named in Heaven and on earth 779}, the
Creator of everything in heaven and on earth {bowing my knees, in true reverence, for His love toward
mankind, and particularly His love for His Church; dedicating it as Solomon dedicated God’s first temple
in Jerusalem; for Christ’s Church, the Body of Christ is now the temple wherein God dwells in His Spirit in
all born again believers 780}. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources 781 he will give you mighty
inner strength {our immaterial part, our true hidden personality of the heart; not predicated of unbelievers
for their inward and outward man alike are carnal and strengthened by earthly, natural food only; while the
inner new man of believers, their true self, stands in contrast to their old man, which is attached to them as
a body of death daily being mortified, but not their true self which is fed on Spiritual food and has eternal
Life 782} through his Holy Spirit {the Agent of the Godhead in applying our redemption to us, infusing us
with His power}. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home {abiding} in your hearts as you
trust in him {by faith believing, increasingly giving your will and life over to Christ Jesus; faith opening the
door of the soul, to receive Christ, faith admits him, and submits to Him, united to Christ; by the fixing of
devout affections in the soul: that you being rooted and grounded in love for God and His creation,
knowing that you are loved by God 783}. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous
love {for it is not enough that He be on the tongue, or flit through the brain: the heart is His proper seat,
rooted and grounded in Christ’s love 784}. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people
should {from their experimental acquaintance with the love of Jesus Christ}, how wide, how long, how
high, and how deep his love really is {for love is the first fruit of the Spirit, flowing from Christ’s love
realized in the soul, and was to be the basis on which should rest their further comprehension of all the
vastness of Christ’s love; and on which alone the soul can found its hopes and expectations in God’s word
which was given because God so loved the world, He sent His only eternally begotten Son to atone for our
sins that we might be Saved}. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never
fully understand it {for His love surpasseth all knowledge and understanding; for by, through, and for His
love, He reveals more knowledge and understanding than we can take in or know, in eternity even; yet we
can know His love enough so we can rejoice in it}. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and
power that comes from God {though paradoxical because God is infinite and we finite; this is an attempt to
convey in language that will mean something to us, the superabundance of grace available to us from our
heavenly Father through our Lord Jesus the Christ; that our soul shall be filled with meekness, gentleness,
goodness, love, justice, holiness, mercy, and Truth, for what God fills, neither sin nor Satan can fill nor
ever again have dominion 785}.
   Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us {working in our hearts, expelling evil,
purifying and refining the affections and desires, and implanting good; and through us, having been
energized by His Holy Spirit 786}, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask
or hope {so why do men seek a world of false optimism in self and the world when God offers so much
more into eternity; for he that overcometh will I give to sit down with Me upon My throne, as I have
overcome and sat down with the Father upon His throne; so the Father, the Son, and all true believers in
Him are to be seated on the same throne--for this is the height of the love of God, and the height to which
that love raises the souls that believe in Christ Jesus 787}. May he be given glory in the church {the Body



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He has redeemed} and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages {world without end; to all the
courses of the age of the ages--in eternity}. Amen.” 91
   “And do not bring sorrow {grief} to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live {for that which grieves the
Holy Spirit is sin; repentant confession being the remedy 788}. Remember, he is the one who has identified
you as his own {by His seal set on your heart; in Whom--Christ Jesus--you are sealed}, guaranteeing that
you will be saved on the day of redemption 789.” 92
   “And further, you {brothers and sisters in Christ} will submit to one another out of reverence for Christ
{as the Lord’s freemen by willingly submitting ourselves to His will, for we are under the law to Christ--his
willing bondservants--for He fulfills the law of God in our hearts by His Spirit 790 born of fear of God
toward Him that makes us afraid of displeasing Him birthed of love for God in our hearts 791}. You wives
will submit to your {own 792} husbands as you do to the Lord {acting under his authority as the Church acts
under the authority of Christ; for this relationship between Christ and His Church is the archetype of the
three greatest of earthly relations--that of husband and wife, parent and child, master and servant 793}. For a
husband is the head of his wife {for her protection and comfort according to his power; and because God
created man to direct and to govern His creation; but a man must exercise this responsibility; so is there any
wonder why the feminist movement of Satan is undermining the Godly role of men and instead lifting up
women} as Christ is the head of his body, the church; he gave his life to be her Savior {so Christ’s
Headship is greater than a man’s toward his wife}. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must
submit to your husbands in everything {lawful for their souls 794; this the measure of obedience, now hear
also the measure of love of your husband}.
   And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church {unselfishly,
thinking of her more than himself; and as to her edification in Christ’s righteousness; binding her to himself
not by fear and threats, but by love and attachment}. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean,
washed by baptism {water} and God’s word {water and word synonymously relating to washing, of the
body as of the heart, the inward grace accompanying the outward rite; for without the word, what is the
water save water 795; for Christ gave His life while we were yet sinners, not united with Him, but alienated
from Him; whereas if a man lays down his life for his wife, he and she were already united, affording the
man reasonably obligation in his sacrifice whereas Christ died as the Just Sacrifice to make the Way for
unity in His Spirit, of God the Trinity, with man 796}. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious
church {that He present the Church as glorious--not attributive, but predicative of the Church when they
come to Glory} without a spot 797 or wrinkle or any other blemish {the ultimate object for which Christ
gave Himself to be presented to Himself on the last day, free from the least remains of sin--holy and
glorified; holiness being glory internal and glory being holiness shining forth outwardly 798; as God raised
the place of women up as He did the True Religion and Church, whereas the heathen pagans subjugate
women as they do themselves in their false religions to the tyranny of Satan; so then women are subjugated
to the tyranny of their husbands}. {But in the False Prophet’s ascendance, he and his false religion of Satan
will temporarily raise the status of women--in particular the image, the mother and child image, of the false
female pagan goddess who is in fact supreme over the false male god of Babylonia. All deceitfully
designed to turn men from the True God, then to the female undercurrent in all false religions, emasculating
true maleness. Turning men against God as Nimrod and as we see in the recklessness and irresponsibility of
men increasing in our day 799. To then, in the final days of the Time of the Gentile age, to deliver men to
Satan, the Dragon who gives power to the two Beasts; for the false male god--Antichrist--rules men with
tyranny while being raised up by the false female goddess--who was spawned from eternal matter first who
then delivered from her womb the false Christ male god--who is alternately rendered to be either the
husband of the mother or the son of the mother 800. But his reign will be short for Satan will enter him and
declare himself above even the Most High--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos. Who is the unseen El of
paganism who is the true false god of this world, having already destroyed the whore he used to usher in his

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false Christ to deceive the whole world. For when men are turned from God then delivered up to Satan,
then will Christ come on the clouds with power and great glory, His perfect mercy fulfilled to all men in
this age 801}. Instead, she will be holy and without fault {their hearts and then their lives both holy unto the
Lord Jesus the Christ; their reconciliation through faith in His blood--Christ crucified--in this life, then
presented to Him on the day of judgment at His second coming 802; for all but true born again believers will
be expunged from His Church whereas now His church contains both clean and unclean together--like
Noah’s ark; like the wedding room which contained some that had, and others that had not the wedding
garment 803; however, the Church is deemed holy in the creed in reference to her ideal and ultimate
destination; for when the Bridegroom comes, the Bride shall be presented to Him wholly without spot, the
evil being cut off from the Body for ever 804}. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they
love their own bodies {as if their wives were their own bodies 805}. For a man is actually loving himself
when he loves his wife. No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as Christ cares for his
body, which is the church 806. And {because} we are his body {being formed out of or of the substance--the
Spirit--of His flesh, whereas analogically Eve was of Adam’s, so His Church was at His death as the spear
pierced His side and the water and the blood flowed out 807; as Adam named his mate Isha (woman) from
Ish (man), so Christ’s Church of born again believer’s name is derived from His; as we are spiritually
propagated in our soul and spirit now, and the body hereafter, regenerated from the Manhood of Christ
which has flesh and bones, we being members of His glorified Body 808}.
   As the Scriptures say, ‘A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife {as Christ left His
Father in Heaven to come to earth for His Church to be joined with Him out of the lost world, a Spiritual
marriage between God, Immanuel, and man; and so the two shall become one in Spirit and in Truth 809},
and the two are united into one {for woman was created out of man to be his partner in marriage; for the
love which God requires from the husband in behalf of his wife will make amends for the subjection which
he demands from her to her husband, and the prescribed subjection of the wife will be an abundant return
for that love of the husband which God has made her due 810}.’ This is a great mystery {in that we may
understand a natural thing by which some Spiritual matter is signified, which signification the Spirit of God
alone can give by Divine revelation 811}, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one
{in unity, not actual union, but union by attachment by Divinely inspired love by the One Spirit of God the
Trinity 812; a man and a woman’s death breaks their union, not so with our death and our union with
Christ’s Spirit which is for eternity; but physical death does free each to remarry, that we might be married
to Christ in Heaven; and so the deception of the LDS religion as all pagan religions that there is an earthly
type marriage or relations in Heaven; for there is no marriage in Heaven except the marriage of Christ’s
Church of born again believers to Himself for eternity by way of His death and resurrection that we might
be released from the law by grace unto Salvation because the justice of God be met thereby for our
edification 813}. So again I say {not to pursue further the mystical meaning of marriage between man and
woman as do the pagans}, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect {and
reverence} her husband {as the normal result of the filling of the Holy Spirit; not marriage in general as a
sacrament, only of the marriage of Christ and His Church which is a great mystery--in contradistinction to
Romish Church doctrine and pagan religions which raise marriage between a man and a woman to a
sacrament 814}.” {God the same always, in all things, integrity Personified--all for our understanding His
Revelation Who is Christ Jesus and Him crucified.} 93
   “So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a
complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise with
spiritual wisdom {epignosis: mature with regard to full and accurate knowledge of God’s will in
accordance with wisdom, sophia, the efficacious application of knowledge by the whole compass of the
faculties of the soul 815, and perception; as opposed to gnosis, knowledge of the Gnostics or any other non-
Christians, which may be abstract intellectualism, or occult experience of the powers; Paul here turns the
meaning of the Greek philosophical words against his false teacher opponents by praying the Colossians

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may undergo God’s psychiatric therapy--not Freudian, Jung, Lacanian, etc.--of the renewal of their minds
by the Holy Spirit, transforming their world and life view so they will live the knowledge revealed to them
by His Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus 816}. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and
you will continually do good, kind things for others {being fruitful, bearing fruit; for true knowledge of
God’s will is inseparable from walking conformably to it; for the power of God is the knowledge of God’s
will and walking in it and the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom; so the very power and wisdom of
God is Jesus the Christ and Him crucified; for in merely searching the Scriptures many believe in them they
have found eternal life, but they speak of Christ Jesus; and so Moses lifted up the serpent prophetic of
Jesus’ death once for all paying the price for God’s law; revealing the mystery of the Incarnation and of
Godliness 817}. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better {for our mental renewal is the
prerequisite to and the basis for, ethical renewal, as our knowledge of God is furthered as we are fruitful in
every good work, by experimental, practically applied knowledge of God’s will in the world in ministry to
man}.
   We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience
and endurance you need {for every good work and against every evil work; not by your own power and
might but by God’s, by His grace and by His Spirit 818}. May you be filled with joy {God’s power not to
exalt us at present, but to give us the fruit of the Spirit; not as the Stoic philosophers who also enjoined
these virtues of patience, fortitude, and endurance, like the poker faced Indian, with an attitude of complete
detachment, as also many Eastern religious traditions; for Christianity stands alone in joyous suffering in
this world as we wait as Christ tarries that none should perish, but that whosoever will might be Saved 819},
always thanking the Father, who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to God’s holy
people {to rejoice that we are counted worthy to suffer for His Name; for in our conversion from being
sinners--our redemption--our souls are translated into God’s Kingdom of His Son from the kingdom of the
Devil, by adoption--once for all--as God’s children 820}, who live in the light {by communion with God’s
Holy Spirit, His born again saints on earth, designed for Heaven 821}. For he has rescued us from the one
who rules in the kingdom of darkness {exousia, the evil sphere or authority of darkness of the present age
822
    }, and he has brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son {by His Light, the Light of the new age--as
opposed to the new age religions of modern, Godless, times; as those who are sanctified and renewed go
out into the world with their Heaven about them 823}. God has purchased our freedom with his blood and
has forgiven all our sins 824.
   Christ is the visible image {the Exact Likeness and Perfect Representative} of the invisible God {Jesus
being the first True Man who fulfills God’s design in creation, as our example; for man without complete
experiential knowledge of God through Christ, by the Holy Spirit, by faith believing, can not please God or
be in His presence in this life or in the Life to come 825; Christ being the Archetype, the effluence of God’s
glory and not, as other men, its reflection; for it is because man bears the image of his Creator that it was
possible and desirable for the Son of God to become incarnate as Man and in His humanity to display the
glory of the invisible, Pure Spirit, God--an honor indeed God has put upon the body of man, that the Word
was made after the likeness of flesh; for Christ is the exact counterpart and derivation--Image, Eicon--of
God, not just God’s likeness--homoiosis--which merely implies resemblance; whereas man was created in
the image of God--selem--after Our likeness--d mut--in terms of his everlasting soul, spirit and mind, Christ
perfectly reflected visibly to the sight of men and into creation the invisible God; as Christ was made after
the likeness of sinful flesh, not sinful flesh; and these distinctions are of utmost importance as Christ,
Immanuel, Is Holy God and therefore can not be sinful flesh; and man, who is sinful flesh, can not be and is
not God or a god--for there is but One Absolute Sovereign God, and Only One, Jehovah Elohim-Kurios
Theos of canonized biblical Scripture; and man in his new creation, in his rebirth, is a renewal, a restoration
and reconciliation after the image of God lost in Adam and Eve after the Fall 826}. He existed before God
made {created} anything at all and is supreme over all creation {Christ, the First Begotten of His Father,
was before all created creatures which were created by Christ 827; the Firstborn of God’s love, prototokos,
over all creation, for His Messianic priority and primacy in that He is Antecedent to all other emanations of
God for all these other emanations came from Him and by Him--God the Son--God the Father being Pure
Spirit}. {For, because} Christ is the one through {and in, indicating means or instrumentality, purpose, and
belonging to} whom God created everything in heaven and earth {and all things, the universe of things
828
    }. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see {the world of spirits in the invisible, and
the invisible particles of matter 829}--kings, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities. Everything has been created
through him and for him {for His essential character as always the Image of God: before the Incarnation as
the Word by Whom God created the worlds and by Whom God appeared to the patriarchs as God’s Glory
and as the Angel of the LORD Et. Al.; in the days of His Incarnation; and now in His glorified state Is God
the Son}. He {and He Himself, the Great He, the Divine essential Being before all things in time--from
eternity--as well as in dignity} existed before everything else began, and he holds all creation together {for
whatever cosmic powers there may be, they have nothing to offer or deny a Christian--in contradistinction
to pagan religions of all manner and variety--for in Christ he has all things; for in Christ, as the Conditional
Element, all things exist, consist, or subsist; Christ having created, called into being, from nothing, is also
the Conserver of all things 830}.
   Christ is the head {chief or origin} of the church, which is his body {in organic communion with Christ
for His Spirit is alive and active in the Church; His Church, the new creation, composed of born again
believers who individually are new creatures in Christ, by His Spirit, but whom will see the fruition of their
bodily resurrections as full redemption in the rapture, on the last day, and finally after the Millennial Reign
831
    }. He is the first of all who will rise from the dead, so he is first in everything {for as the present cosmos
was created in and through Christ, so also is the new creation and the new creatures 832}. For God in all his
fullness was pleased to live in Christ {pleroma, meaning merely the totality of cosmic powers to the
Gnostics, means the fullness of the powers and attributes of God--God Who created the cosmic powers the
pagan, unbelieving world worship; as we see the god of forces--Satan--using the False Prophet to call down
fire from heaven in the sight of the Antichrist, so will the worldlings worship him for giving power to the
Beasts; therefore, is it any wonder Gnosticism is on the rise in these last days before the coming of Christ
Jesus; for Christ was not merely a man in whom God dwelt, having no control over that Spirit; but Christ is
God Incarnate, Immanuel, and while fully Man was also fully God and in control of His own Spirit and all
creation while He yet walked the earth in His first advent 833}, and by him God reconciled everything to
himself {by reconciling mankind and all things in the cosmos either to God’s presence, or to separation
from God’s presence; for God desires to reconcile to man yet man, in his carnal mind is enmity to God and
averse to God’s reconciliation with Satan’s deceitful help 834}. He made peace with everything in heaven
and on earth by means of his blood on the cross {Christ the Mediator of reconciliation who procures peace
as well as pardon for sinners, and will bring all holy creatures into one blessed society at last: things in
earth, and things in Heaven--all willed beings and nature reconciled to God in Christ Jesus, by the Holy
Spirit; not as the one world government, religion and economy prophets tell us as we witness the ushering
in of the unholy trinitarian rule of Satan before our very eyes}. This includes you who were once so far
away from God. You were {for sometime} his enemies, separated {alienated--to give to another, up to
others, to estrange from God, enemies in their mind to Him--in their soul, heart, affections, passions} from
him by your evil thoughts and actions, yet now he has brought you back as his friends. He has done this
through his death on the cross in his own human body {formed by God; for Christ, God the Son, showed
He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life--not Satan, the lord and god of this world in the deceit of men only;
by shedding the blood of His flesh, which was holy and righteous even while He was yet in the world,
exposing the deceit of Satan about his being the true god-man we should worship while in our corrupted
flesh and blood in fear of loosing our flesh and blood; then by resurrection of Himself up to Heaven
whence He came into the world, to show man the Way to the true God of creation, including the earth and
Heaven and all things therein--and beyond into the eternal infinity of God the Trinity}. As a result, he has
brought you into the very presence of God, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without
a single fault {without spot or wrinkle}. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand in it firmly
{persevering to the end}. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good
News {for the presence of God by His Holy Spirit is for born again believers by faith in Christ, the One
Whom God sent into the world to show man the Way back to Himself, reconciled, having been alienated by
deceitful self, sin and Satan, and his demons and minions in this world 835}. The Good News has been
preached all over the world {virtually in all the known world of that day 836}, and I, Paul, have been
appointed by God to proclaim it.
   I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am completing what remains of Christ’s sufferings for
his body, the church {for if we share in His sufferings as His redeemed, we will share in His glory; Christ
our sole redemptive sufficiency in His atonement 837}. God has given me the responsibility of serving his
church by proclaiming his message in all its fullness to you Gentiles. This message was kept secret {a
mystery} for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to his own holy people. For it
has pleased God to tell his people that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. For this is
the secret {mystery}: Christ lives in you, and this is your assurance that you will share in his glory {the
ground of our hope is Christ, Immanuel, in the world; the evidence of our hope is Christ in our heart, Jew
and Gentile alike 838}.
   So everywhere we go, we tell everyone about Christ. We warn them and teach them with all the wisdom
God has given us {to present God’s word to each as he is able to receive it}, for we want to present them to
God, perfect {mature} in their relationship to Christ. I work very hard at this, as I depend on Christ’s
mighty power that work’s within me {for though we strive in our walk with our Lord, the power in us is His
Who worketh in us, not our own 839.” 94
   “The same One who is the Head of all things and beings by creation, is also, by virtue of being ‘the first-
born from the dead,’ and so ‘the first-fruits’ of the new creation among men, the Head of the Church {so
God’s seasonal ritual ceremonies and feasts of the Jews are born out again here as symbolic of God’s
reality in Christ Jesus as He, in turn, reveals God and His nature and being to creation unto Salvation; as
Jesus Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and
sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for
our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second
and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should
have excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If
you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 840}.
who is--i.e., in that He is the Beginning {and the End, the Alpha and the Omega} [Alford].
   the beginning--viz., of the new creation, as of the old (Prov. 8:22; John 1:1; cf. Rev. 1:8): the beginning
of the Church of the first-born (Heb. 12:23), as being Himself the ‘first-born from the dead’ (Acts 26:23; I
Cor. 15:20, 23). Christ’s primogeniture is threefold: (1) From eternity the ‘first-begotten’ of the Father (vs.
15); (2) As the first-born of His mother (Matt. 1:25); (3) As the Head of the Church, mystically begotten of
the Father, as it were to a new life, on the day of His resurrection, which is His ‘regeneration,’ even as His
people’s coming resurrection will be their ‘regeneration’ (i.e., the resurrection which was begun in the soul,
extended to the body and to the whole creation, Romans 8:21, 22) (Matt. 19:28; Acts 13:33; Rev. 1:5).
Sonship and resurrection are similarly connected (Luke 20:36; Rom 1:4; 8:23; I John 3:2). Christ by rising
from the dead is the efficient cause (I Cor. 15:22), as having obtained the power, and the exemplary cause,
as being the pattern (Mic. 2:13; Rom. 6:5; Phil. 3:21), of our resurrection: the resurrection of ‘the Head’
involves consequentially that of the members. that in all things--He resumes the ‘all things’ (vs. 20). he
might have the pre-eminence--Greek, ‘He Himself may (thus) become the One holding the first place,’ or,
‘take the precedency.’ Both ideas are included, priority in time and priority in dignity: now in the
regenerated world, as before in the world of creation (vs.15) {thereby demonstrated before men Christ
Jesus is God, Immanuel, and man’s only Redeemer and Savior after the Fall--both Creator and Re-Creator;
that there is none Other, and that the false deceiver god of this world is a defeated foe never worthy of
man’s worship, but man’s ire 841}. Begotten before every creature, or ‘first-born of every creature’ (Ps.
89:27; John 3:13). 19. Greek, ‘(God) was well pleased....’ in him--i.e., in the Son (Matt. 3:17). all fulness--
rather as Greek, ‘all the fulness,’ viz. of God, whatever divine excellence is in God the Father (ch. 2:9; Eph.
3:19; cf. John 1:16; 3:34). The Gnostics used the term ‘fulness,’ for the assemblage of emanations, or

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angelic powers, coming from God {another manifestation of man dialectics; false synthesis or
reconciliation because the law of synthesis is deceit and a lie; man must choose because in the End, God in
Christ will either reconcile men to Hell or Heaven based on their choice unto Salvation or not}. The Spirit
presciently by Paul warns the Church, that the true ‘fulness’ dwells in Christ alone {our All in all; the true
Synthesis, the true Reconciler unto God the Trinity}. This assigns the reason why Christ takes precedence
of every creature (vs. 15). For two reasons Christ is Lord of the Church: (1) Because the fulness of the
divine attributes (vs. 19) dwells in Him, and so He has the power to govern the universe; (2) Because (vs.
20) what He has done for the Church gives Him the right to preside over it. should...dwell--as in a temple
(John 2:21). This indwelling of the Godhead in Christ is the foundation of the reconciliation by Him
[Bengel]. Hence the ‘and’ (vs. 20) connects as cause and effect the two things, the Godhead in Christ, and
the reconciliation by Christ. 20. The Greek order is, ‘And through Him (Christ) to reconcile again
completely (see Note, Eph. 2:16) all things (Greek ‘the whole universe of things’) unto Himself (unto God
the Father, II Cor. 5:19), having made peace (God the Father having made peace) through the blood of His
(Christ’s) cross,’ i.e., shed by Christ on the cross: the price and pledge of our reconciliation with God. The
Scripture phrase, ‘God reconciles man to Himself,’ implies that He takes away by the blood of Jesus the
barrier which God’s justice interposes against man’s being in union with God (cf. Note, Rom. 5:10; II Cor.
5:18). So the LXX, I Samuel 29:4, ‘Wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master,’ i.e., reconcile
his master unto him by appeasing his wrath {but God Himself appeased His Own wrath so men do not
have to, as unto Satan’s unholy trinitarian religion of Babylonia as men seek in vain to appease him; for he
comes as a roaring lion to kill, steal, and destroy}. So Matthew 5:23, 24. by him--‘through Him’ (the
instrumental agent in the new creation, as in the original creation): emphatically repeated, to bring the
person of Christ, as the Head of both creations alike, into prominence. things in earth...in heaven--Good
angels, in one sense, do not need reconciliation to God; fallen angels are excluded from it (Jude 6). But
probably redemption has effects on the world of spirits unknown to us. Of course, His reconciling us, and
His reconciling them, must be by a different process, as He took not on Him the nature of angels, so as to
off a propitiation for them. But the effect of redemption on them, as He is their Head as well as ours, is that
they are thereby brought nearer God, and so gain an increase of blessedness [Alford], and larger views of
the love and wisdom of God (Eph 3:9-10). All creation subsists in Christ, all creation is therefore affected
by His propitiation: sinful creation is strictly ‘reconciled’ from its enmity; sinless creation, comparatively
distant from His unapproachable purity (Job 4:18; 15:15; 25:5), is lifted into nearer participation of Him,
and in this wider sense is reconciled {But reconciliation ultimately involves reconciliation either unto God
or from God; so Satan’s host of demons will be reconciled from God for eternity 842.}.
   21. The Collossians are included in this general reconciliation (cf. Eph. 2:1, 12). sometime--‘once.’
alienated--from God and salvation: objectively banished from God, through the barrier which God’s
justice interposed against your sin: subjectively estranged through the alienation of your own wills from
God. The former is the prominent thought (cf. Rom. 5:10), as the second follows, ‘enemies in your mind.’
‘Actual alienation makes habitual ‘enemies’’ [Bengel]. in your mind--Greek, ‘in your understanding’ or
‘thought’ (Eph. 2:3; 4:18). by wicked works--rather as Greek ‘in your wicked works’ (wicked works were
the element in which your enmity subsisted). yet now--Notwithstanding the former alienation, now that
Christ has come, God hath completely reconciled, or restored to His friendship again (so the Greek, cf.
Note, vs. 20). {So be not deceived and listen to psychology--which is apart of the science as truth and
religion movement in the world--which only keeps you from God’s offered Salvation by reconciling you to
self, sin, and Satan unto eternal damnation instead of unto God as we die to ourselves daily, picking up our
cross and following Christ.} 22. In the body of his flesh--the element in which His reconciling sufferings
had place. Cf. vs. 24, ‘afflictions of Christ in my flesh’ (I Pet. 2:24). Angels who have not a ‘body of flesh’
are not in any way our reconciling mediators, as your false teachers assert, but He, the Lord of angels, who
has taken our flesh, that in it He might atone for our fallen manhood {It is as though, in the LDS--Mormon-
- church Satan has deceived his fallen angels Salvation is theirs if they inhabit human bodies of flesh and
bone. And he has deceived men into being willing hosts for his fallen angels. Just as in the days of the
Apostles of Jesus and before 843.}. through death--rather as Greek, ‘through His death’ (which could only
take place in a body like ours, of flesh, Heb. 2:14). This implies He took on Him our true and entire
manhood. Flesh is the sphere in which His human sufferings could have place (cf. vs. 24; Eph. 2:15). to
present you--(Eph. 5:27). The end of His reconciling atonement by death. holy--positively; and in relation
to God. unblamable...unreprovable--negatively. ‘Without blemish’ (as the former Greek word is
translated as to Jesus, our Head, I Pet. 1:19) in one’s self. Irreproachable (the Greek for the second word,
one who gives no occasion for his being brought to a law court) is in relation to the world without.
Sanctification, as the fruit, is here treated of; justification, by Christ’s reconciliation, as the tree, having
preceded (Eph. 1:4; 5:26, 27; Titus 2:14). At the same time, our sanctification is regarded here as perfect in
Christ, into whom we are grafted at regeneration or conversion, and who is ‘made of God unto us (perfect)
sanctification’ (I Cor. 1:30; I Pet. 1:2; Jude 1): not merely progressive sanctification, which is the gradual
development of the sanctification which Christ is made to the believer from the first. in his sight--in God’s
sight, at Christ’s appearing.” 95
   “Dear brothers and sisters, when I first came to you I didn’t use lofty words and brilliant ideas to tell
you God’s message {like your philosophers where the excellence of the speech recommends the matter, and
compensates for the want of solidity and Truth; for such can add no weight to what comes recommended
by the testimony of God by His Spirit; nor did Paul want to draw them by human motives or overcome
them by mere human arguments; as many do think their role in evangelism}. For I decided to concentrate
only on Jesus Christ and his death on the cross {the sum and substance of the gospel of Jesus Christ; so not
in worldly, but in Heavenly, wisdom among the perfect; wherefrom all true wisdom, piety, and happiness
spring}. I came to you in weakness--timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very
plain. I did not use wise and persuasive speeches, but the Holy Spirit was powerful among you {by the
manifestation of the Spirit in your lives to the overthrow of idolatry and to the conversion of souls among
you; thereby testifying to the holiness, purity and usefulness of the doctrine and to its being of Divine
revelation 844}. I did this so that you might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom {that the
illumination of your souls to you and your conversion to God might appear to have nothing human in it;
your belief of the Truths which have been proposed to you being founded not in human wisdom, but in
Divine power}.
   Yet when I am among mature Christians {those perfect in the things of God; having the highest
knowledge and attainments through Christ Jesus 845}, I do speak with words of {Spiritual} wisdom, but not
the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world, and not the kind that appeals to the rulers of this world, who
are being brought to nothing {by God’s choosing the things which are not--the weak and despised things of
the gospel--to bring to naught things that are, in the world’s eyes; for God is opposed to the world 846}. No,
the wisdom we speak of is the secret wisdom of God, which was {comparatively} hidden in former times,
though he made it for our benefit before the world began {to be revealed by Divine revelation by the Holy
Spirit to Christ’s apostles and in their canon Scriptures of the New Testament; for the knowledge of the
world is transient, not immortal so their wisdom is not real, but situational in time only; and whereas the
pagan mysteries were revealed only to a chosen few, the gospel mysteries were made known to all who
would obey the Truth 847}. But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had they would never
have crucified our glorious Lord {the Lord of Glory; revealing the inseparable connection of Christ’s
humanity and His Divinity; for if they had known Jesus was Immanuel, they would never have crucified
Him 848}. That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,
                                        ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
                        and no mind has imagined {nor entered into the heart of man 849}
                                              what God has prepared
  for those who love him {for were they objects of sense there would have been no need of a revelation, but
lying out of the sphere of nature, we cannot discover them but by the Light of Revelation; ordinarily we use
  mystery in reference to those from whom the knowledge is withheld, whereas the apostles in reference to
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   still remains hidden to those that are imperfect, not foreordained, so God’s wisdom infinitely antedates
                      worldly wisdom in antiquity--even before the world and its ages 850}.’
   But we know these things because God has revealed them to us by his Spirit, and his Spirit searches out
everything and shows us even God’s deep secrets {that are freely given by God to His believers by faith
through inspiration of thoughts essential to Salvation; as concerning creation, providence, redemption and
eternal glory, as far as men and angels are concerned in these purposes 851}. No one can know what anyone
else is really thinking except that person alone, and no one {none--neither man nor angel} can know God’s
thoughts except God’s own Spirit {and since God’s Spirit is also Christ’s, the Trinity is again revealed, for
just as much as God’s Spirit cannot be separated from the Godhead--the same Godhead that dwells in
Christ bodily--so manhood cannot be separated from the spirit of man 852}. And God has actually given us
his Spirit (not the world’s spirit {the personal evil spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience,
for it is natural in the unregenerate, and needs not to be received 853}) so we can know the wonderful things
God has freely given us {for the secrets of revelation are secret to some, not because those who know them
experimentally will not reveal them; for the very notion of revelation implies an unveiling of what had been
veiled, but because those to whom they are announced have not the will or power to comprehend them;
intelligent men may understand the outline of doctrines, but without the Holy Spirit’s revelation to the
heart, these will be to them a mere outline--a skeleton, correct perhaps, but wanting Life 854}. When we tell
you this, we do not use words of human wisdom {but by comparing Spiritual things with Spiritual things;
expounding the Spirit-inspired Old Testament Scripture, by comparison with the gospel which Jesus by the
same Spirit revealed; and conversely illustrating the gospel mysteries by comparing them with the Old
Testament types, for the Old and New Testaments reverberate each other as God’s word resonates
throughout His creation 855}. We speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain
spiritual truths {for the knowledge of Divine Truth is not traceable to intellect and mental capacity
primarily, but to the possession of the Spirit of God, the perfect Teacher and the perfect Judge of doctrine;
combining Spiritual things with Spiritual words, wedding kindred speech to thought, both, that are
Spiritual; for Paul received his Truth from God and clothed it in language given by God’s Spirit--God-
given, and Spirit-led; not as Greek orators affected a high and florid language, full of tropes and figures,
which dazzle more than enlighten, or as the rabbins affected obscurity, and were studious to find out
cabalistical meanings, which had no tendency to make the people wise unto Salvation; and so we see a rise
in such Jewish, pagan, unbiblical beliefs from Egypt infecting entertainment Jezebel’s in America a la
Madonna, Britney Spears, et. al., and much of Protestant Christendom; Catholicism having already
succumbed to such from its beginning 856}. But people who aren’t Christians {the natural man dominated
by the soul, the principle of physical life in the flesh} can’t understand these truths from God’s Spirit {for
the soulish man does not receive, welcome Divine Truth; and because Spiritual things can not be combined
with worldly wisdom or natural perceptions nor worldly words, or vice versa; nor Spiritual persons with
worldly things or vice versa; nor can the Old or the New Testaments be discerned by combining them with
worldly things, for Spiritual things must be combined with Like just as worldly things are combined with
their like 857}. It all sounds foolish to them because only those who have the Spirit can understand what the
Spirit means {for the natural man, the man of animal soul, is governed by his animal soul which overbears
his spirit, which is without the Spirit of God; so the animal body or body led by the lower animal nature--
including both the mere human fallen reason and heart--is contrasted with the Spiritquickened body; as the
carnal man, led by bodily appetites and a self-exalting spirit, is estranged from the Divine life; so too the
earthly, Devilish or demon-like is closely akin, to that, and is led by an evil spirit which characterizes such
a one, as that, in its worst type of worldling; I pray you see from whence psychology, especially Freudian,
cometh that you might not be deceived by science as truth and religion, as this is its true goal 858}. We who
have the Spirit {have the potentiality to} understand these things, but others can’t understand us at all {so
a Spiritual man is judged of no man who is not Spiritual, for the un-Spiritual do not have the necessary
relation to the Spirit to judge the Spiritual; for in the unregenerate the spirit which ought to be the organ of
the Holy Spirit, which is so in the regenerate man, is overridden by the animal soul, and is in abeyance, so
that such a one is never called Spiritual; so be not deceived with so-called spirituality taking over the
culture in America and the world today, for its purpose is to usher in the coming one world religion that
mankind might be delivered up to the worship of the image of the Antichrist 859}. How could they? For,
                  ‘Who can know what the Lord is thinking {but His Spirit, which is in us}?
                                           Who can give him council?’
But we can understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ {Whose Spirit is in us; so we Christians
  are often enigmas to worldlings, and sometimes enigmas to carnally minded Christians wherefrom much
    controversy among Christians can be traced; for though we discern, judgeth, with practical insight the
 verities of the gospel, we are not infallible on all theoretical points of Truth in contradistinction to and as a
  refutation to the plea of Rome for their church’s infallibility; for we and the Church are only infallible to
   the degree to which we are led by the Spirit, in submission to God’s will, which while we yet are in our
  flesh a 100% submission is not possible except in Jesus the Christ Who Is Immanuel--God with us; while
 biblical Scripture was infallibly inspired 860; for natural men who judge Spiritual men, living according to
     the mind of God, of Christ, are virtually wishing to instruct God, and bring Him to another mind, as
                                   counselors setting to right their king}.” 96
   “There is no hint from this passage, nor from Acts 17, that Paul preached the simple message of Christ
crucified because of a sense of failure (as some have suggested) in the philosophical approach at Athens.
As a matter of fact, the approach at Athens was not basically philosophical. Paul’s sermon began with the
Biblical revelation of creation (cf. Acts 17:24) and ended on the note of the Resurrection (Acts 17:31).
Moffatt is right in saying: ‘At Athens he had not been able to start from any belief in resurrection, as he
could in a synagogue’ (MNT, p. 22; cf. N. B. Stonehouse, Paul Before the Areopagus and Other New
Testament Studies, pp. 25-27).
   3,4. Instead of human persuasion, Paul’s method involved the demonstration of the Spirit and of
power. The word demonstration refers to the producing of proofs in argument in court (MM, pp. 60,61).
The new life of the Corinthians was a conclusive proof of God’s power in them (cf. I Thess 1:5). 5. That
introduces the motive. Paul’s simple preaching was designed to prevent the Corinthians’ holding a faith
that rested upon logical and philosophical arguments, a faith at the mercy of other arguments of the same
nature. ‘What depends upon a clever argument is at the mercy of a cleverer argument’ (ICC, p. 34). A faith,
however, that stands in the power of God has a solid and enduring foundation.

    2:6-12. Someone might infer at this point that Paul had no use for wisdom and that he held Christian
truth to be outside the realm of the intellect. The apostle meets this by pointing out that the Gospel does
contain a wisdom, but a spiritual wisdom. The opening words, but a wisdom we do speak, make the
connection (sophian, ‘wisdom,’ has the position of emphasis in the Greek text).” 97
    “Paul might, had he pleased, have used an ornate style, having studied secular learning at Tarsus of
Cilicia, which Strabo preferred as a school of learning to Athens or Alexandria; here, doubtless, he read the
Celician Aratus’ poems (which he quotes, Acts 17:28), and Epimenides (Titus 1:12), and Menander (I Cor.
15:33). Grecian intellectual development was an important element in preparing the way for the Gospel, but
it failed to regenerate the world, showing that for this a superhuman power is needed. Hellenistic
(Grecizing) Judaism at Tarsus and Alexandria was the connecting link between the schools of Athens and
those of the Rabbis. No more fitting birthplace could there have been for the apostle of the Gentiles than
Tarsus, free as it was from the warping influences of Rome, Alexandria, and Athens. He had at the same
time Roman citizenship, which protected him from sudden violence. Again, he was reared in the Hebrew
divine law at Jerusalem. Thus, as the three elements, Greek cultivation, Roman polity (Luke 2:1), and the
divine law given to the Jews, combined just at Christ’s time, to prepare the world for the Gospel, so the
same three, by God’s marvelous providence, met together in the apostle to the Gentiles [Conybeare and
Howson].” 98

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  So, now that we might know God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, may we also know our prophetic
end. That we might believe by faith in God, as we do Christ. For Christ Jesus is the Heir and Judge over all.
So as the End is coming near, may we preach the gospel to all that whosoever will might be Saved. For
such is our purpose under the Sun of Righteousness 861.

   {Before,} “When the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, ‘Lord, are you going to free Israel
now and restore our kingdom {for to the first century Jews, the Kingdom of God meant an earthly, political
kingdom for Israel; but Jesus Christ came to establish His Kingdom of Heaven, a Spiritual Kingdom of
born again believers; and this, unfortunately, may be the reason the Jews receive the Antichrist and his
deceived plan of false peace during the Tribulation 862}?’
   ‘The Father sets those dates,’ he replied, ‘and they are not for you to know {the times that will elapse or
the seasons in terms of the character of the times, until God’s Kingdom is established on earth as it is in
Heaven; but that which is revealed in His word that we may know the signs of the times and seasons}. But
when the Holy Spirit {Who revealed the Spiritual nature of the Kingdom of Heaven Christ came to
establish during His first advent 863} has come upon you, you will receive power {not by our power, but by
God’s Spirit} and will tell people about me everywhere--in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and
to the ends of the earth {for in the meantime until God establishes His Kingdom on earth, based on His
timetable and within His control--for God’s liberty is uncompellable--born again believers are to focus their
energy from the Holy Spirit on preaching God’s gospel of Jesus Christ to the world until the Time of the
Gentiles be fulfilled; to the Jewish believers in the One True God, to the Samaritans who believe a hybrid
of God and idols, and to the Gentiles who believe in idols only with no knowledge of God--not unlike the
mixture of peoples today 864}.’
   It was not long after he said this {and blessed them 865} that he was taken up into the sky while they were
watching, and he disappeared into a cloud {representing the Shekinah Glory of the glorious presence of
God 866}. As they were straining their eyes to see him {gazing up into heaven 867}, two white-robed men
suddenly stood there among them. They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why are you standing here staring at the
sky? Jesus has been taken away from you into heaven. And someday, just as you saw him go, he will return
{the angels assuring the apostles that this experience was no repetition of the Transfiguration, and that His
return would be likewise visible and glorious; Christ’s second advent, when He will destroy the last Gentile
empire, the revived Roman Empire--the European Union; this same Jesus; for Christ’s disciples should
never stand at a gaze, because they have a sure rule to go by in God’s word that when we stand gazing and
trifling, the consideration of our Master’s second coming should quicken and awaken us; and, when we
stand gazing and trembling, the consideration of it should comfort and encourage us; unlike deceived men
who are subject to their natural man tendencies to befall to Lacan’s gaze theory of paganism from wince it
came; for born again believers walk by faith and not by sight, in Spirit and in Truth in Christ--the Living
Word of God--by the Holy Spirit 868}!” 99
   “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth {kainos, a fresh life rising from the decay and wreck of the
old world; dispelling the false idea of the gap theory between Gen 1:1 and 2; for in the beginning the earth
and the universe were without form and void, in confusion and emptiness--tohu and bohu--because all
matter is until it is made alive by the Holy Spirit of God which is the beginning of the process by which
God forms matter so that it is good; for anything but total involvement by God in the aliveness of matter is
the extent to which such matter is not good in the age of grace; so too when the spirits of men are enlivened
by God’s Holy Spirit is the starting point of goodness in men after the Fall when the spirit of man died; for
only God is truly Good and can impute the righteousness of His Son in born again believers by grace
through faith by His Spirit 869}, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared {in terms of their
former, fallen condition; by fire of God, metamorphosed; as born again believers are--becoming new
creatures--in Christ Jesus by His Spirit which was necessary first before the natural world would be; Christ

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reconciling both man and nature to God 870}. And the sea was also gone {which had been an unresting,
destructive force in the Flood and since has divided peoples and nations; and for one last time before Christ
returns and then for the last time before New Jerusalem 871}. And I saw the holy city {the new abode of
redeemed man, now matching the holy nature of God’s people, all things having been reconciled in Christ
872
    }, the new Jerusalem {signifying God’s presence; John using Hierosoluma for the old Jerusalem
signifying earthly political sense, whereas he uses Hierousaleem signifying the holy city--the original and
holy appellation of God 873}, coming down from God out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her
husband {His Church in its new and perfect state, the blessed citizens of the holy city 874; no longer a
Paradise as in Eden, though there is that also, but a city of God on earth, the result of His labors, unlike
Paradise where man was to till the Garden 875}.
   I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, the home of God is now among his people! He will
live with them, and they will be his people {for God will now eternally tabernacle with His people 876}.
God himself will be with them. He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or
sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever 877}.
   And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making all things new {kaina--changed from the old--
not nea, meaning God is regenerating and transfigurating--morphing--His Fallen creation of nature, the
regeneration of men’s souls the earnest of this; as in the beginning, creation is God’s work alone--as His
work of re-creation; again dispelling the notion of a gap theory 878}!’ And then he said to me, ‘Write this
down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true {for God personifies faith}.’ And he also said, ‘It is
finished {God’s willed purpose for man and His creation; so God’s Salvation in Christ Jesus by the Holy
Spirit}! I am the Alpha and the Omega--the Beginning and the End 879. To all who are thirsty, I will give
the springs of the water of life without charge {for though man’s hatred of God was gratuitous, so God’s
love of man is gratuitous, as is His Life giving water 880}!” 100
   {And then,} “Love will last forever {for it never fails nor ceases its activity}, but prophesy and speaking
in unknown languages and special knowledge will all disappear. Now we know only a little, and even the
gift of prophesy reveals little! But when the end comes {at Christ’s second coming}, these special gifts will
all disappear {for He will be with us and these gifts were but means to God’s end of Christ’s Great
Commission 881}.
   It’s like this: When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I grew up,
I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor {reflector} mirror {darkly; as the
String Theory in Quantum Physics and Lacanian psychology make clear; for now, in this life, we see by
means of a mirror reflecting the images of heavenly and spiritual things, in an enigmatical manner--
invisible things being represented by visible, spiritual by natural, eternal by temporal--but then, in the
eternal world, face-to-face, everything being seen in itself, and not by means of a representative or
similitude}, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity {not darkly, as an enigma to the ear, as
God’s revealed word in Scripture is even, in this present world, a shadowing forth by enigma of God’s
reflected likeness, compared to the intuitive and direct vision of God in the hereafter in eternity 882}. All
that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything complete, just as God knows me
now {for all human arts and sciences will be utterly useless though highly extolled and useful here, as God
is omniscient, and eternally infinite in all His Nature and Being; as these verses speak of Einstein’s theory
of relativity in the Greek literally as expounded upon on page 301 in this book; so wonder not all things
man knows come from God--all things Spiritual and material}.
   {Therefore,} There are three things that will endure {eternally, and should therefore be cultivated more
earnestly}--faith, hope, and love {God’s dialectic to know Him as He reveals Himself to us by His Spirit
with our goal being love--of God and man--versus the world’s dialectic whose goal is self-striving
involving means of vain imaginings and reasonings; instead going backward away from God and His
ancient--eternal--Truth written on their hearts and minds, in nature, and in God’s word and in His Son, all
by the Holy Spirit 883}--and the greatest of these is love {for the permanent essence of the creature is to

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have nothing of its own, to be eternally helpless and poor in Spirit--needing God and His presence; for it is
not once for all, it is continually that in eternity faith changes into vision and hope into possession; these
two virtues, therefore, abide to live again unceasingly, love being the greatest force in the universe and its
true source and clearest expression is Golgotha, as God’s love demands my soul, my life, my all for He is
our All in all 884; for even in the hereafter, faith in the sense of trust in God abideth; also hope, in relation to
ever new joys in prospect, and at the anticipation of ever increasing blessedness, sure never to be
disappointed; but love alone in every sense abideth, it is therefore the greatest of the three, as also because
it presupposes faith}.” 101
   {So,}“This is a revelation from (of) Jesus Christ, which God gave him {John, the Apostle) concerning
the events that will happen soon {speedily; lit. in, or with speed; for when the events begin to occur they
will occur rapidly; shortly in the KJV is translated from the Greek word from which we get our English
word tachometer, which measures velocity 885; and the book of Revelation is apocalyptic meaning
uncovered, unveiled, or revealed--that which was concealed or hidden, or veiled; as nothing is to be
concealed or hidden of the counsels of God to man unto Salvation; a manifesto of the Kingdom of Christ
886
    }. An angel was sent to God’s servant John so that John could share the revelation with God’s other
servants. John faithfully reported the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ--everything he saw.
   God blesses the one who reads this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to it and obey
what is says 887. For the time is near when these things will happen {when the Time of the Gentiles be
fulfilled these things in the book of Revelation will begin to happen with velocity, with increasing speed
and rapidity; as we see today in America and the world}.
   This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia. Grace and peace from the one who
is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold {the Infinite, Perfect Holy 888} Spirit
before his throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful {undeceived and undeceiving} witness to these
things, the first to rise from the dead, and the commander of all the rulers of the world {for Satan and his
host, by Him their power is limited; by Him their counsels are over-ruled; and to Him they are accountable;
and the blessings of grace and peace are to come from God the Trinity as delineated in vs. 4-5 889}.
   All praise to him who loves {Who ever loveth} us and has freed us {having loosed us as from a bond}
from our sins by shedding his blood for us 890. He has made us his kingdom and his priests who serve
before God his Father 891. Give to him everlasting glory! He rules forever and ever! Amen 892!
   “Look! He {The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Christ Jesus} comes with the clouds of heaven {to execute
judgment on the enemies of His Religion; as clouds are the symbols of wrath to sinners; the Shekinah Glory
to believers 893}. And everyone will see him--even those who pierced him {for His coming shall therefore be
a personal, visible appearing; as it is because they do not now see Him, they will not believe; so those who
pierced Him are particularly the Jews during the Tribulation period and more generally all those who
rejected His Salvation that pierced Him by virtue of their unrepentant sin 894}. And all the nations of the
earth will weep because of him {all the tribes of the earth; so is it any wonder a seeming innocuous trend is
in the world today toward this term--tribe--as constituting the unit into which all humanity must see itself;
also those who have not repented and all who have wounded and crucified Him afresh by their apostasy
from Him--the Missal Mass and all other false liturgy and doctrine of the identical ilk of Satan’s unholy
trinitarian religion of Babylonia; and to the astonishment of the pagan world who mock Christ’s second
coming but who also believe Satan’s myths of the Antichrist and his False Prophet--the unholy trinitarian
religio-political Babylonian world system; and for all the unconverted at the general judgment 895}. Yes
{even so}! Amen!
   ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega {the aleph and tau in the Hebrew alphabet, thereby expressing the whole
of matter created by Him 896}--the beginning and the end {as the power and will of Christ Jesus was the
First Cause of all things, His pleasure and glory are the last end, and He will not lose His design; for God
in Christ comprises all that goes between, as well as the first and last; in Christ, Genesis, the Alpha of the
Old Testament, and Revelation, the Omega of the New Testament, meet together: the last book presenting

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to us man and God reconciled in Paradise--New Jerusalem--as the first book presented man at the
beginning innocent and in God’s favor in Paradise; accomplishing finally what I begin},’ says the Lord
God {Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos}. ‘I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come, the
Almighty {unchangeable} One {Jehovah Sabaoth, Shaddai of hosts; commanding all the hosts or powers in
Heaven and earth, so able to overcome all His Church’s foes; mocking those pagans who worship the host
of heaven and its many false idol gods and powers which are none other than Satan and his demon angelic
host 897}.’” 102
   “‘Look, I am coming soon 898! Blessed are those who obey the prophecy written in this scroll.’…
   ‘See, I am coming soon {quickly, in that the events of the second coming, when they begin to occur, will
occur so fast, one event quickly following another, that many will be taken completely by surprise 899}, and
my reward is with me, to repay all according to their deeds {be they according to the word of God or not
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    }. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End {the title of both
Christ and also ascribed to God the Father, the Godhead; the One before Whom and after Whom there is no
God 901}.’
   Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit
from the tree of life {those who do His commandments that they may have authority over the tree of Life;
an authority founded on right, this right founded on obedience to the commandments of God, and that
obedience produced by the grace of God working in them; and not of works lest any man should boast; for
He will by this word give to His people a right to the tree of Life, and an entrance into Heaven; them
having been born again by the Holy Spirit that this right is imputed 902}. Outside the city are the dogs--the
sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie {self
deceived by the deception of Satan; all those uncircumcised in heart 903}.
   ‘I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches {this is the first time the word
church, eklesia, has occurred since the letters to the seven churches in Rev 2 and 3; one of the reasons
among many Scriptural references revealing Christ’s Church of born again believers will be raptured before
the start of the Tribulation}. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne {the root and the
offspring of David; the Root of David, as being Jehovah; the offspring of David as Man; therefore David’s
Lord, yet David’s son; so Christ is the Root of David as to His Divine Nature, for from that all the human
race sprang; and He is the offspring of David as to His human likeness, for that He took of the stock of
David 904}. I am the bright morning star {as the Morning Star precedes the full brightness of the Sun’s
Light 905}.’
   The Spirit and the bride {not here called the wife, as that title applies to her only when the full number
constituting the Church shall have been completed} say, ‘Come {but this invitation only holds good while
the Church is still but an affianced Bride, and not the actually wedded wife}.’ Let each one who hears them
say, ‘Come {those who heareth the Spirit and Bride saying to the Lord Jesus, Come, join the Bride as a
True believer, become part of her, and so say with her to Jesus, Come; heareth here means obeyeth, for
until one has obeyed the gospel call, he cannot pray to Jesus Come; for the whole question of your
Salvation hinges on this, that you be able to hear with joy Christ’s announcement, I Come, and to reply,
Come 906}.’ Let the thirsty ones come--anyone who wants to {there is a descending climax; let him that
heareth effectually and Savingly Christ’s voice, pray individually, as the Bride, the Church, does
collectively, Come, Lord Jesus; then let him who, though not yet having actually heard unto Salvation, and
so not yet able to join in the prayer, still thirsts for it, come to Christ, then also whosoever is even willing,
though his desires do not yet amount to positive thirsting, let him take the water of Life freely, gratuitously;
for God would that none should perish, but that all might be Saved; as God takes no pleasure in the
perishing}. Let them come and drink the water of life without charge {from out of the throne of God of the
Lamb in New Jerusalem; and let the Spirit and the Bride say, Come; and let him that heareth say, Come;
and let him that is athirst come; and whosoever will, let him take the water of Life freely; for Christ died
that all men might be Saved, whosoever will; all the prophets and all the apostles, the Church of God under

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the Old Testament, and the Church of Christ under the New 907}. And I solemnly declare to everyone who
hears the prophetic words of this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to
that person the plagues described in this book. And if anyone removes any of the words of this prophetic
book, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this
book {as both are but deceivers and idolaters; for revelation of Truth is complete, for nothing can lie
beyond the eternal state; while in the strict letter the threats of this terrible warning apply to the revelation,
yet inasmuch as this portion of the Book of God is rooted in, interwoven with, and is the completion of all
the word of God, it becomes impossible to tamper with this final book without maltreating what had been
given of God before; though, because the canonized Bible is an interwoven whole of non-superfluous,
sublime redundancy of Truth, much of Scripture could be removed and God’s Truth would still be intact;
just as if uninspired scripture were to be added it would not jibe with Truth in the remaining original
inspired Scripture; nonetheless, God promised His word would not pass away and so it has not--it is this
those who concern themselves with the so-called corruption of biblical Scripture should concern
themselves with 908}.
   He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon {I come quickly; but at the
appointed time of God; even so, Come Lord Jesus; finish Thy great design, and fulfill all that word in
which thou hast caused Thy people to hope 909}!’ Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
   The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all {until He Comes--and eternally}” 103




                                           Truth versus Deception:

The battle over the eternal souls of men until New Jerusalem comes down from God from Heaven to
 earth; when born again believers of all the ages will dwell with God the Trinity for eternity; praise
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                             Chapter II: God’s Truth versus Satan’s lies:

God’s Truth is known to us through His Word--the Canonized Holy Bible--written on our hearts and
minds, Christ indwelling, His Creation, and the Holy Spirit as our helper; Satan’s parallel, opposed,
 substitute, dialectical lies rely on deceit, chaos, and confusion; he who has an ear, let him hear. 135
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   “For I {Paul} am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ {the gospel of God in Christ Jesus by the
Holy Spirit; having courage for the proclamation to Romans when Christ died on a Roman cross, and all
that signifies to Romans as to the character of the one so hanged; as it is also negatively characterized in
God’s word, especially if the dead person is left to hang past sundown--which Christ was not by the
providence of God as prophesied in His word; but despising the shame of not proclaiming God’s gospel;
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    }. It is the power of God at work {in them in the process of believing, by faith, trusting in God--from
faith to faith}, saving everyone who believes {by faith; faith being God’s own gift, lest any man should
boast in his faith, as we see in Christendom in America and the world today}--Jew first and also Gentiles
{not merely a series of abstract ideas with no power to Save man from his earthly state; but the one
overwhelming necessity of men in the process of perishing, God’s own power to Save every soul that
embraces it 911}. This Good News tells us how God makes us right {dikaiosune theou, a righteousness of
God--a God-kind of righteousness that can be obtained only from faith unto faith, ek pisteos eis pistin, by
revelation from God by the Holy Spirit 912} in his sight {for he that is just--upright and righteous, dikaios--
through faith will have Life now and in the Life to come in eternity in God’s presence; born again believers
by faith believing have God’s presence within them by His Holy Spirit indwelling, as Christ indwells
thereby; therein, now as in eternity to come--now as earnest}. This is accomplished from start to finish by
faith {by pisteuo--by means of trust or personal commitment, to the extent of handing over one’s self to
another person, in the Person of Jesus the Christ, Immanuel; as we submit our will to God’s good will--the
Only Good Will}. As the Scriptures say, ‘It is through faith that a righteous person has life {for this gospel
is no mere system of philosophy or code of ethics about how to live in this world, but God’s will for men’s
lives in this world unto eternity; reflected in our total involvement in the eternal Truth taught by Christ and
about Christ, which brings moral earnestness, a dedication and consecration apparent in every aspect of life
913
   ; for God is the same yesterday, today, and forever as we are Saved by grace through faith--believing
unto obedience to God’s will, our will in submission to His 914.’” 104
   “17. For therein. In the gospel of Christ. Is the righteousness of God. God’s method of saving sinners.
Revealed from faith to faith. Shown to be by faith, and not by the works of any law. The righteousness
signifies God’s method of saving mankind by faith in Christ is fully evident from the use of the term in
chap. ix. 30: ‘The Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness’--who had no knowledge, by revelation,
of God’s method of justifying and saving sinners, ‘have attained to righteousness’--have had imparted to
them God’s method of salvation by faith in Christ. V. 31: ‘But Israel,’ the Jews, ‘which followed after the
law of righteousness’--that law, the end or object of which is Christ, and through Him justification to all
that believe (chap. x. 4)--‘hath not attained to the law of righteousness’--have not found out the genuine
plan of salvation, even in that law which so strongly and generally proclaims justification by faith. And
why have they not found it? V. 32: ‘Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the
law’--they did not discern that even its works or prescribed religious observances were intended to lead to
faith in that glorious Mediator of whom they were the types and representatives; but the Jews trusted in the
observances themselves, hoping to acquire justification and final salvation by that means. ‘For they
stumbled at that stumblingstone’--at the doctrine of Christ crucified as the only sure ground on which the
expectation of future salvation can be founded. Therefore, ‘being ignorant of God’s righteousness’--God’s
method of saving sinners--‘and going about to establish their own righteousness’--their own method of
salvation, by the observance of those rites and ceremonies which should have led them by faith to Christ--
they did not submit ‘themselves unto the righteousness of God’--they would not submit to be saved in
God’s way, and therefore rejected, persecuted, and crucified the Lord Jesus; see chap. x. 3. That collation
of passages most evidently shows that the word righteousness here means simply God’s method of saving
sinners, or God’s way of salvation, in opposition to ways and means invented by the fancies or prejudices
of men. There are few words in the sacred writings which are taken in a greater variety of acceptations than
the word tsedakah in Hebrew, and dikaiosyne in Greek, both of which we generally translate righteousness.
Our English word was originally ‘rightwiseness,’ and thus the righteous man was a person who was
allowed to understand the claims of justice and right, and who, knowing them, acted according to their
dictates. Such a man is thoroughly wise; he aims at the attainment of the best end by the use of the best
means {unlike the Babylonian world system of Satan which is fixed upon his dialectics of deception and
usury in all things worldly}. This is a true definition of wisdom, and the righteous man is he that knows
most and acts best. The Hebrew tsadak, in its ideal meaning, contains the notion of a beam or scales in
equipoise, what we call ‘even balance.’ The just shall live by faith. This has been understood two ways: (1)
That the just or righteous man cannot live a holy and useful life without exercising continual faith in our
Lord Jesus--which is strictly true. (2) It is contended by some able critics that the words of the original text
should be: ‘The just by faith, shall live’; that is, he alone that is justified by faith shall be saved--which is
also true, as it is impossible to get salvation in any other way. This last meaning is probably the true one, as
the original text Hab. ii. 4 speaks of those who believed the declarations of God when the Chaldeans
besieged Jerusalem, and, having acted conformably to them, escaped with their lives 915.” 105

   “But God shows his anger from heaven {His just wrath; righteousness and wrath of God being
expressions of Divine action toward faith or trust in God; righteousness being God’s response toward faith
or trust in men toward God, while wrath is His reaction to godlessness and unrighteousness; for
righteousness is so important because man does not have it; in such a state, he must be made aware of his
lack and therefore his need--from God through Christ Jesus’ atoning death on Calvary’s Cross 916} against
all sinful, wicked people {separated from God} who push the truth away from themselves {and who hold
down or suppress the Truth; preventing the Truth from being known in the sphere of unrighteousness they
are living in, thereby preventing Truth from taking hold of their hearts and from governing their conduct

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    }. For the truth about God is known to them instinctively {for it is manifest in them and among them,
even visibly in the things God created, and reflected in the world’s cultures to varying degrees because of
Satan’s deceptive unholy trinitarian system of Babylonia 918}. God has {made known by revelation what
can be known about Himself in this life, and He has} put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the
world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made {for just as man can be
known by his fruits of his works, so too can God be known by His visible works of creation}. They can
clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature {declaring Him to be God; for even
the world’s intellectual community can derive God’s nature from the created universe upon rational
reflection and understanding, if they first assume as their premise that God created the universe instead of
from the premise no god did, or that an idol did}. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God
{and therefore embracing God; for the more we study our universe, the more we come face-to-face with its
Creator--God the Trinity--and thus are the inner and the outer revelation of God the complement of each
other, making up between them one universal immovable conviction that God Is; as Jesus Christ in His
word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the
same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification
that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and third
persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have
excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal Life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you
have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 919}.
   Yes, they knew God, but {because, that when they knew God, still retaining some real knowledge of
Him} they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks {for a fool in his heart says: No to God
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    }. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like {in their vain imaginings and growing
self professed ignorance of God}. The result was that their minds {their reasonings and their affections}
became dark {turning from the Light of God, becoming vain in their imaginations regarding God} and
confused. Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead {for they soon dialectically disputed
themselves into a thousand vain and foolish fancies; for when Truth is forsaken, errors multiply, though
always reflective of deceived Truth, for there is no other; as logic when carried to its extreme becomes
illogic; the same holds true for reason; and as equations in quantum physics must be turned to their
opposite to fit God’s creation; so men can not escape God’s Truth when in error and men with God’s Truth
must not strive with words or argue with non-believers as they can apostatize in the process}. And instead
of worshiping the glorious, ever-living {incorruptible} God {our chief end for which we were created, God
ever demonstrating His is the only good will; all for our Salvation in the eternal presence of God Himself},
they worshiped {many worthless substitute} idols made to look like mere {corruptible} people {as the
Greeks and as all base mythical stories of paganism}, or birds and animals and {creeping things, and}
snakes {as the Egyptians and the Orientals did--all to either worship, in the vain hope, to ward off negative
effects to themselves or to usher in positive effects to themselves, in their sinful flesh--not actually unlike
modern man in his disguised civility, belying his depravity in all manner and shade of idolatry; not unlike
many TV evangelists and their apostate doctrines focusing on the pagan mystical power of so-called faith;
but since the true God is Absolute Sovereign, their appeals can only be directed toward the god of this
world who seeks our sinful appeals of carnality that we might, along the way, curse God and die eternally
without the Saving grace of Christ 921}.
   So God let them go ahead and {handed them over unto to} do whatever shameful things their hearts
desired {their worthless thoughts quickly leading to worthless objects of worship, for we become like the
god(s) we worship in mutual reinforcement; as the world, by wisdom, knew not God for the plain Truth of
the Being of God would not content them, thinking themselves above that, they fell into the greatest errors;
those having the most luxuriant fancy in framing to themselves the idea of God also fall into the most gross
and absurd conceits}. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. Instead of
believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies {the idolatrous
deceit of Satan; for idols are lies; they belie God as if He Himself had need of a body, whereas He is Pure
Spirit; or that He is a natural force of some kind, so giving divine honor to the creature or creation instead
of to the Creator; such that they reject the True God because their self serving false notions of God do not
bear out 922}. So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised
forever {for it was the greatest honor God did to man that He made man’s soul in the image of God; but it
is the greatest dishonor man has done to God that he has made God in the bodily image of man, or lower
creatures and creation; whereas the True and Living God condescends to take upon Himself a likeness of
human flesh for our edification and His Self revelation unto Salvation; but we must worship God in Spirit
and in Truth}. {Professing merely to worship the Creator by means of the creature or creation--thinking the
supreme God inaccessible--they soon came to lose sight of the Creator in the creature or creation.} Amen.
   That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires {for God hands us over to the consequences
of that which we choose for ourselves, instead of what God has chosen for us which are good
consequences; demonstrating His moral universe designed to bring us back to Him in repentance as the
cycle of sin, suffering, repentance and Salvation offers us the choice to choose God even in the folly of our
self-will}. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with
each other {that sex, woman, whose priceless jewel and fairest ornament is modesty, and which, when that
is once lost, not only becomes more shameless than the other sex, but lives henceforth only to drag the
other sex, man, down to its level}. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women,
burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within
themselves the penalty they so richly deserved. {For how could it be otherwise, when the highest objects of
their worship were adulterers, fornicators, and prostitutes of the most infamous kind, such as Jupiter,
Apollo, Mars, Venus; as well as all manner of names for the same false gods and goddesses of man’s vain
desires throughout the earth 923.}
   When they refused to acknowledge God {for they knew Him, not seeing fit to have God in their
knowledge they willfully averted their wills and affections from God to instead just what pleased
themselves, therefore 924}, he abandoned them to their evil {reprobate} minds {to minds incapable of
searching or discerning God for they already did not reflect on the proofs they had of the Divine nature,
desiring to be willfully rejecting of God instead} and let them do things that should never be done {turning
to that which is unnatural in their sensuality, worshiping and serving themselves, and thereby their father
the Devil, the author of all narcissistic lies}. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed,
hate, envy {the pain felt and malignity conceived at the sight of excellence or happiness in another; as
today’s infusion of psychology into all areas of American life today, and the world}, murder, fighting,
deception, malicious behavior {malignity of mind--that which is oppressive to its possessor who puts the
worst construction on every action, ascribing to the best deeds the worst motives, and therefore to its
object}, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They are forever
inventing new ways of sinning {and doing that which is not convenient to God’s purpose in creating us;
resulting in instability and disharmony within us and without, at odds with oneself and our fellow man
leading to the tyranny of anarchy and chaos; all illustrating the many physical and moral ways in which,
under the righteous government of God, vice was made self-avenging} and are disobedient to their
parents. They refuse to understand {and are destitute of capacity for Spiritual things; for willful resistance
of light has a retributive tendency to blunt the moral perceptions and weaken the capacity to apprehend and
approve of Truth and goodness, and thus is the soul prepared to surrender itself, to an indefinite extent, to
error and sin}, break their promises, and are {unmercifully} heartless and {implacably} unforgiving {and
without natural affections--without the attachment which nature teaches the young of all animals to have to
their mothers, and the mothers to have for their young; the pagan heathen, in general, have made no scruple
to expose their children to sacrifice to their gods they did not think proper to bring up, and to dispatch their
parents when they were grown old or past labor; as abortion and euthanasia today; as many today protest
God’s word is not relevant to them, while we see in fact God’s word is absolute truth in all ages and places;
to the glory of God}. They are fully aware of God’s death penalty {in their conscience} for those who do
these things, yet they go right ahead and do them anyway. And, worse, yet, they encourage others to do
them, too {receiving vicarious satisfaction in the sinful deeds of others; showing men accepted deceit, then
turned from God to Satan; then from worshiping the Creator to the creature or creation--God in the image
of a beast 925}.

   You may be saying, ‘What terrible people you have been talking about!’ But you are just as bad, and you
have no excuse {for you, Jews, have the Law; and have substituted your judgment for the judgment of God
in your own and others lives, making the Law of no effect 926}! When you say they are wicked and should
be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you do these very same things. And we know that God, in his
justice, will punish anyone who does such things {according to Truth; which judges according to the heart
and the works of the heart, not outward appearance with favoritism or prejudice}. Do you think that God
will judge and condemn others for doing them and not judge you when you do them, too {because you think
to bribe God’s Divine justice by protesting against sin of others by way of formal pretences when God is
Absolute Sovereign}? Don’t you realize how kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Or don’t you
care? Can’t you see how kind he has been in giving you time to turn from your sin {for the riches of God’s
goodness and mercy leadeth thee to repentance; leading us with His goodness in forbearance and
longsuffering in love common to all, to this blessed end for which you should desire the same
considerations and acknowledgment for others or thereby render the same ineffectual for yourself as the
Scriptures say: Judge not lest ye be judged; and therefore do not become weary in doing good and in your
witness because of evil while God’s mercy is at work during this age of grace--so whosoever will call on
the Name of the Lord can be Saved until the Time of the Gentiles be fulfilled 927}?
   But no, you won’t listen {you who boast of your purity of faith and life as you foolishly judge others and
are yourself callous to the calls and expostulations of conscience}. So you are storing up terrible
punishment {treasures of wrath accordingly proportioned to the mercy you abused} for yourself because of
your stubbornness in refusing to turn from your sin {in your hard and impenitent heart}. For there is going
to come a day of judgment when God, the just judge of all the world, will judge all people according to
what they have done. He will give eternal life to those who {patiently} persist in doing what is good {not to
those who just know and promise well, but to those who patiently continue in well-doing}, seeking after the
glory and honor {with peace} and immortality that God offers {with an honest and good heart, having
heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience; denoting the enduring and progressive character
of the new Life in Christ 928}. But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves
{instead of for God}, who refuse to obey the truth and practice evil deeds {obstinately disputing against the
Truth and obeying unrighteousness; and who act under the influence of the principle of sin, and not under
the influence of the Spirit of God 929}. There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on
sinning {impenitently}--for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and
peace from God for all who do good--for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. For God does not show
favoritism.
   God will punish the Gentiles when they sin, even though they never had God’s written law {according to
the inferior dispensation of revelation under which they lived 930}. And he will punish the Jews
{proportionally to the abuse of such an extraordinary advantage} when they sin, for they do have the law.
For it is not merely knowing the law that brings God’s approval. Those who obey the law will be declared
right in God’s sight. Even when Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, {in their conscience}
instinctively follow what the law says, they show that in their hearts they know right from wrong {doing by
nature the things contained in the law, following the natural order of things established by God,
instinctively}. They demonstrate {and manifest} that God’s law is written within them, for their own
consciences either accuse them or tell them they are doing what is right {for the doer of the law will be
justified, acquitted, and pronounced righteous in Christ Jesus}. The day will surely come when God, by
Jesus Christ, will judge everyone’s secret life {for He will judge all men by the same standard, based on the
level of revelation experienced in the different dispensations of time; but all having no excuse for not
knowing God’s Will, based on varying degrees of revelation, and then being judged accordingly--in God’s
Justness by His Omniscience in Love and Grace; for all men following God’s Will, even in the various
dispensations of revelation, require faith 931}. This is my message {Christ being the supreme Revelation of
God; God has called us to confront men with the Gospel of Christ; but the other Divine methods of
Revelation, though seen as fragmentary, are no less God’s Just reason for judging all men Justly as herein
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   }.
   “2. There is no respect of persons with God, v. 11. As to the spiritual state, there is a respect of persons;
but not as to outward relation or condition. God does not save men with respect to their external privileges,
but according as their state and disposition really are. In dispensing both his frowns and favours it is both to
Jew and Gentile. If to the Jews first, who had greater privileges, yet also to the Gentiles, whose want of
such privileges will neither excuse them from the punishment of their ill-doing nor bar them out from the
reward of their well-doing.
   V. He proves the equity of his proceedings with all (v. 12-16). Three degrees of light are revealed to the
children of men:
   1. The light of nature. This the Gentiles have, and by this they shall be judged: As many as have sinned
without law shall perish without law: that is, the unbelieving Gentiles, who had no other guide but natural
conscience, shall not be reckoned with for the transgression of the law they never had. They shall be judged
by the law of nature. The light of nature was to the Gentiles instead of a written law. He had said (v. 12)
they had sinned without law, which looks like a contradiction; for where there is no law there is no
transgression. But, says he, though they had not the written law, they had that which was equivalent. They
had the work of the law. The work of the law is to direct us what to do, and to examine us what we have
done. (1) They had that which directed them what to do by the light of nature. They apprehended a clear
and vast difference between good and evil. They did by nature the things contained in the law. They had a
sense of justice and equity, honour and purity, love and charity. Thus they were a law unto themselves. (2)
They had that which examined them as to what they had done: Their conscience also bearing witness. They
had that within them which approved what was well done and which reproached them for what was done
amiss. Conscience is a witness, and first or last will bear witness, testifying of that which is most secret;
and their thought accusing or excusing, passing a judgment upon the testimony of conscience. Conscience
is that candle of the Lord which was not quite put out, no, not in the Gentile world. Their thoughts the
meanwhile. According as they observed or broke these natural laws and dictates, their consciences did
either acquit or condemn them. All this did evince that they had that which was to them instead of a law. So
that the guilty Gentiles are left without excuse. God is justified in condemning them. They cannot plead
ignorance.
   2. The light of the law. This the Jews had, and by this they shall be judged (v. 12): As many as have
sinned in the law shall be judged by the law. They sinned in the face and light of so pure and clear a law.
These shall be judged by the law; their punishment shall be, as their sin is, so much the greater for their
having the law. The Jew first, v. 9. The apostle shows (v. 13) that their having, and hearing, and knowing
the law, would not justify them, but their doing it. It was a great privilege that they had the law, but not a
saving privilege, unless they lived up to the law they had. We may apply it to the gospel: it is not hearing,
but doing that will save us.
   3. The light of the gospel: and according to this those that enjoyed the gospel shall be judged (v. 16):
According to my gospel: the gospel in general, called Paul’s because he was a preacher of it. Some refer
those words, according to my gospel, to what he says of the day of judgment. It is good for us to get
acquainted with what is revealed concerning that day. There is a day set for a general judgment. The
judgment of that day will be put into the hands of Jesus Christ. Nothing speaks more terror to sinners, or
more comfort to saints, than this, that Christ shall be the Judge. The secrets of men shall then be judged.
That will be the great discovery day.” 107
   If you are a Jew, you are relying on God’s law for your special relationship with him {but that not the
hearers but the doers of the law are justified}. You boast that all is well between yourself and God
{glorying in your self pride, spiritual pride being the most dangerous of all kinds of pride; while a

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believing, humble, thankful glorying in God, is the summary of all True Religion; not the boasting in God,
and in the outward profession of his name, for it is the summary of all hypocrisy}. Yes, you know what he
wants; you know right from wrong because you have been taught his law {having been favored of God with
immediate revelation from Him; but having only the form and not the substance of knowledge, and of the
Truth in the Law, producing only a form and not the substance of godliness; which may deceive men, but
cannot impose upon the heart-searching God 933}. You are convinced that you are a guide for the blind and
a beacon light for people who are lost in darkness without God {but the best work, when it is prided in, is
unacceptable to God; for without God to make these teachings successful, there is nothing in it to be proud
of--and then but to glory in God’s work, not your own; for only what we do for Christ by the Holy Spirit
will last}. You think you can instruct the ignorant and teach children the ways of God. For you are certain
that in God’s law you have complete knowledge and truth {having accepted God’s law as proved by testing
the things that really matter or are essential; feeling certain you have the embodiment of knowledge and of
Truth in the Law of God; and that you possess the only true knowledge, are the only favorites of Heaven,
and that all nations must look up to you as possessing the only form of knowledge--the grand scheme and
draught of all true science, of everything that is worthy to be learned: the system of eternal Truth, derived
from the law; and so thought the Jews, as do we Americans and the world each in their own conceits
without God}.
   Well then, if you teach others, why don’t you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, but do you
steal? You say it is wrong to commit adultery, but do you do it? You condemn idolatry, but do you steal
from pagan temples {by profaning holy things in other ways 934}? You are so proud of knowing the law, but
you dishonor God by breaking it {for the Pharisees pulled down with their lives what they built up with
their preaching; their bad lives the greatest obstructors to the success of the word of God}. No wonder the
Scriptures say, ‘The world blasphemes the name of God because of you {as it is written 935; as also
professing Christians, or Christian nations; for God’s blessings alone, of the law or the gospel, do not bring
us to a life of obedience and fellowship with Him; yea, it is our suffering, the result of our sin, that may
bring us close to God--whosoever will}.’
   The Jewish ceremony of circumcision is worth something only if you obey God’s law {for even among
the rabbins, it was a maxim that an apostate or ungodly Israelite must go to Hell, notwithstanding their
circumcision}. But if you don’t obey God’s law, you are no better off than an uncircumcised Gentile {for
circumcision is only an outward sign in obedience of inward commitment to God; much as the act of
baptism is for Christians}. And if the Gentiles obey God’s law, won’t God give them all the rights and
honors of being his own people {for if the Gentile be found to act according to the spirit and design of the
law, his acting thus uprightly according to the light which God has afforded him, will it not be reckoned to
him as if he were circumcised and walked agreeably to the law 936}? In fact, uncircumcised Gentiles who
keep God’s law will be much better off than you Jews who are circumcised and know so much about God’s
law but don’t obey it {for of whom much is given, much is required 937; for God is no respecter of persons
and is lovingly gracious and merciful, and just}.
   For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone
through the Jewish ceremony of circumcision. No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God {for to
be Abraham’s children is to do the works of Abraham; to do that which is inward, of the heart, and in the
spirit by faith believing unto Salvation 938}. And true circumcision is not a cutting of the body but a change
of heart produced by God’s Spirit. Whoever has that kind of change seeks praise from God, not from
people {for the seeking of praise from people but reflects the tragedy wrought by reliance on objective
written law and outward signs of God’s covenant with his people, whether they be Jew or Gentile; whereas
true circumcision is wrought in the sphere of the spirit, in man’s will submitted to God’s will, by man’s
willing heart for God and the things of God; not by the Law 939}.” 108
   “(2) Amidst all the inequalities of religious opportunity measured out to men, and the mysterious bearing
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to their respective discipline, will be applied to all, and perfect equity will be seen to reign throughout
every stage of the divine administration (vss. 11-16). (3) ‘The law written on the heart’ (vxx. 14-15)--or the
Ethics of Natural Theology--may be said to be the one deep foundation on which all revealed religion
reposes; and see on ch. 1:19, 20, where we have what we may call its other foundation--the Physics and
Metaphysics of Natural Theology. The testimony of these two passages is to the theologian invaluable,
while in the breast of every teachable Christian it wakens such deep echoes as are inexpressibly solemn and
precious. (4) High religious professions are a fearful aggravation of the inconsistencies of such as make
them (vss. 17-24). See II Samuel 12:14. (5) As no external privileges, or badge of discipleship, will shield
the unholy from the wrath of God, so neither will the want of them shut out from the kingdom of heaven
such as have experienced without them that change of heart which the seals of God’s covenant were
designed to mark. In the sight of the great Searcher of hearts, the Judge of quick and dead, the renovation of
the character in heart and life is all in all. In view of this, have not all baptized, sacramented disciples of the
Lord Jesus, who ‘profess that they know God, but in works deny Him.’ need to tremble--who, under the
guise of friends, are ‘the enemies of the cross of Christ’?” 109
   So the idolatrous deceit of Lucifer, the Serpent--the personified, veiled idol-beast himself--in the Garden
of Eden was the start of iniquity in man, as he was the start of iniquity among God’s angelic host in
Heaven. In juxtaposing his deceitful, rebellious, vain, anarchic reasonings in the Garden with the above
Scriptures, we can see the basis of his deceit is envy of God. Satan’s vain envious desire to be God and to
be ruler of himself and others 940.
   In his vain attempt to oppose God, for their can be and is only One Absolute Eternal Sovereign God--
Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos--he employs parallel-opposed-substitute dialectical lies of God’s Truth--
deceit. There is no other way. For there is no thing else but God’s Truth of His Word which is God in
Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, and Satan’s deceit of Him. For God IS and He Creates. Satan deceives Who
God is, and that which God providentially creates 941.
   God’s will through His Son by His Spirit, is All in all. Man either submits to God’s good will, the only
Good Will, by free-will choice having experienced the knowledge of God’s good will. Then of volition
choosing God’s will in all things for His glory, praise and worship unto eternal Salvation in God’s
presence. Or he chooses vanity in self, sin, Satan, and the unholy trinitarian Babylonian religio-political-
economic rule unto eternal damnation 942. Amen!
   Idolatrous deceit in the world, but only for a time, is worthless confusion and emptiness--tohu bohu--and
is exposed by God for what it is. It is envious vanity in defiance of the Almighty God of loving grace and
mercy that whosoever will believe by faith on Him--Jesus the Christ--Who was sent by God to reconcile
mankind unto Himself unto Salvation with God, will live eternally in His presence 943.
   {And so, prophetically revealed} “‘In that day,’ says the LORD, ‘the enemy will break open the graves
of the kings and officials of Judah, and the graves of the priests, prophets, and common people {for the
desecration of graves was a common practice in warfare; the leaving of the bodies of dead enemies
unburied as an insult, according to pagan myths, in the belief their spirits would thus have no rest in the
nether world 944}. They will dig out their bones and spread them out on the ground before the sun, moon,
and stars--the gods my people have {sought,} loved, served, and worshiped {for the Living God was
demonstrating His absolute sovereign power over all idols worshiped by Israel by causing this to happen to
them while their idols do nothing to help; for those same idols are just that--no living thing; just as God will
reveal during the battle of Armageddon 945}.Their bones will not be gathered up again or buried but will be
scattered on the ground like dung {dung another insult to pagan idol gods; and the reason why the Freudian
case of The Wolfman blasphemously uses dung to insult God the Trinity, Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos
946
    }. And the people of this evil nation who survive will wish to die rather than live where I will send them
947
    . I, the LORD Almighty, have spoken!
   {So,}‘Jeremiah, say to the people {come, and let us reason together 948}, ‘This is what the LORD says:
When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they start down the wrong road and discover their

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mistake, don’t they turn back? Then why do these people keep going along their self-destructive path,
refusing to turn back, even though I have warned them {for they do not act in the affairs of their souls with
the same common prudence with which they acted in other things}? I listen to their conversations, and
what do I hear? Is anyone sorry for sin? Does anyone say, ‘What a terrible thing I have done’? No {for
they would not attend to the dictates of conscience, which is our reason reflecting upon ourselves and our
own actions; work of the Holy Spirit without the need of psychology which is mere pagan idolatry of self,
sin, and Satan, and his Babylonian rule of their lives}! All are running down the path of sin as swiftly as a
horse rushing into battle {as sin is a backsliding, it is going back from the right way, not only into a by-
path, but into a contrary path, back from the way that leads to life to that which leads to destruction--for
Truth was before error; not unlike the back-to-the-future movie theme which is actually like an auger which
appears to be moving forward but is actually drawing backwards 949}! The stork knows the time of her
migration, as do the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane. They all return at the proper time each year.
But not my people {for the tempter brings men to sin, and holds them fast in it, and they contribute to their
own captivity; they hold fast deceit, their excuses for their sins are deceits, yet they will not be undeceived,
and therefore they refuse to return to God; as today psychology is one of the means to hold fast deceit--be
not deceived}! They do not know what the LORD requires of them {for they do not choose to retain the
knowledge of God in their hearts and minds; not apprehending the meaning either of a mercy or an
affliction from the voice of God in the dictates of providence or in the written word; bringing us to our
choice, realizing our need for God; so I pray thee, choose Life and not death 950}.
   ‘How can you say, ‘We are wise because we have the law of the LORD, ‘when your teachers have
twisted it so badly {for behold, the false pen of the scribes has converted it into a vain lie; not unlike all
false pagan religions against God such as the Catholic and Orthodox churches, et. al., the LDS church, etc.
951
    }? These wise teachers will be shamed by exile for their sin, for they have rejected the word of the LORD
{and making it void of His Truth}. Are they so wise after all {no, not one}?” 110
   You might be asking yourself at this point, “How could man come to fashion such worthless idols and
then worship them?” God’s word describes, in the Scripture from Isaiah below, the process of their
manufacture and how they are worthless--no gods at all. For there is only One True Eternal Living God and
He manifests His love to His creation through His Son, Jesus the Christ the Living Word. Who He sent to
Save men and thereby reconcile His creation to Himself. His Name is Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos. The
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God of the canonized Bible--His written word!
   “How foolish are those who manufacture idols to be their gods. These highly valued objects are really
worthless. They themselves are witnesses that this is so, for their idols neither see nor know. No wonder
those who worship them are put to shame. Who but a fool would make his own god--an idol that cannot
help him one bit {for if weak and impotent men form a god, this god cannot possibly be omnipotent; cannot
be better, then, than its maker who is but mortal}! All who worship idols will stand before the LORD in
shame, along with all these craftsmen--mere humans--who claim they can make a god. Together they will
stand in terror and shame.
   The blacksmith stands at his forge to make a sharp tool, pounding and shaping it with all his might. His
work makes him hungry and thirsty, weak and faint. Then the wood-carver measures and marks out a block
of wood, takes the tool, and carves the figure of a man {dishonoring God when he makes him, in respect of
bodily parts; for God is Pure eternal Spirit, thereby also being a deformity and diminution to Him; the
incarnation of the Son of God condescends to this anthropomorphic feeling so natural to man, but in such a
way as to raise man’s thoughts up to the infinite, eternal God Who is Pure Spirit; unlike the false pagan
idol-Christs in Babylonia whose characters is not unlike their makers, mortal and Fallen}. Now he has a
wonderful idol that cannot even move from where it is placed! He cuts down cedars; he selects the cypress
and the oak; he plants the cedar in the forest to be nourished by the rain {relying on the True God of
creation to water his choice tree 952}. And after his care, he uses part of the wood to make a fire to warm
himself and bake his bread. Then--yes, it’s true--he takes the rest of it and makes himself a god for the

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people to worship! He makes an idol and bows down and praises it! He burns part of the tree to roast his
meat and to keep himself warm. Then he takes what’s left and makes his god: a carved idol! He falls down
in front of it, worshiping and praying to it {as having a dependence upon it, and great expectations from it}.
‘Rescue me!’ he says. ‘You are my god!’
   Such stupidity and ignorance! Their eyes are {daubed} closed, and they cannot see. Their minds are
shut, and they cannot think {becoming worse than the beasts that perish; for they act according to the
dictates of sense, instead of according to the dictates of reason; choosing not to apply their reasonable
consideration to spiritual matters they assuredly apply to other things}. The person who made the idol never
stops to reflect {to layeth it to heart 953}, ‘Why it’s just a block of wood! I burned half of it for heat and
used it to bake my bread and roast my meat. How can the rest of it be a god {an image of a god, an
abomination to God; while Immanuel, Christ Jesus the Living Word, is the exact Image of the Invisible
God: Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos 954}! Should I bow down to worship a chunk of wood?’ The poor,
deluded fool feeds {his soul} on ashes {upon degrading and revolting worthlessness; for the apostate sinner
from God is owing entirely to themselves and to the evil heart of unbelief that is in their own bosom; there
being none of them that can be persuaded so far to suspect himself and so deliver his soul; self-suspicion
being the first step towards self-deliverance by God’s Holy Spirit 955}. He is trusting something that can
give him no help at all {for his deceived heart hath first gone astray, then the intellect and life; so he is
unable to deliver his soul 956}. Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, ‘Is this thing, this idol that I’m holding in
my hand, a lie {a deceit of God and His Truth which is Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit}?’
   Pay attention {remember, be not like the idolaters who consider not in their heart; these things just said
as to the folly of idol worship 957}, O Israel, for you are my servant. I, the LORD, made you, and I will not
forget to help you. I have swept away your sins like the morning mists 958. I have scattered your offenses
like the clouds. Oh, return to me {in repentance; for the antecedent redemption is the ground of and motive
to, repentance; we do not repent in order that He may redeem us, but because He hath redeemed us in His
love, we love 959}, for I have paid the price to set you free {in appointing Messiah as their atonement--this
being prophetic of Jesus the Christ 960}.’
   Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done this wondrous thing {for the angels in Heaven rejoice at these
gospel tidings, as did the Old Testament saints waiting in Abraham’s Bosom; as God, in forbearance had
not judged the dead awaiting Christ’s atoning death, in His justness 961}. Shout, O earth! Break forth into
song. O mountains and forests and every tree {for even the nonhuman creation eagerly awaits the
manifestation of the sons of God, for they too will share in the regeneration to come 962}! For the LORD
has redeemed Jacob and is glorified in Israel 963.
   The LORD, your Redeemer and Creator, says: ‘I am the LORD, who made all things {for Divine
providence is a continued creation}. I alone stretched out the heavens. By myself I made the earth and
everything in it 964. I am the one who exposes the false prophets as liars by causing events to happen that
are contrary to their predictions {for He turns the wise men backward--with shame in frustrated defeat that
their predictions were not verified 965; as opposed to those that are made acquainted with Christ who see all
the knowledge they had before to be foolishness, and themselves taken in their own craftiness 966}. I cause
wise people {diviners} to give bad advice, thus proving them to be fools {as the Absolute Sovereign God of
creation shows His prophetic control of history, and therein exposing the vanity and foolish imaginings of
the wise philosophers and savants of this world in their fallacies--just as He is doing today concerning End
Times prophesy in the Middle East and the unholy trinitarian religio-political-economic Babylonian rule of
the Antichrist, the False Prophet and the Mark of the Beast now on the horizon}. But I carry out the
predictions of my prophets! When they say Jerusalem will be saved and the towns of Judah will be lived in
once again, it will be done! When I speak to the rivers and say, ‘Be dry!’ they will be dry {just as God
confirms His promises to the Church and Israel, by various instances of His omnipotence in history by His
absolute sovereignty in History}.” 111


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    When the Antichrist’s idol image is given life, the world of men whose names are not written in the
Lamb’s Book of Life--not having true eternal Life--will bow down and worship the Dragon--Satan--for
giving the Antichrist and His False Prophet their power; and they will worship the Beast 967. They will take
the Mark of the Beast, the idol image of the first beast, the Antichrist. The idol image having been given
life by the second beast, the False Prophet. And that idol image then commands anyone refusing to worship
it must die. For this is the end of mankind’s estate stewardship and Satan’s lordship on earth before Christ’s
Millennial Reign. It ends as it began, with Satan deceiving man into rebellion against God in Christ Jesus
by the Holy Spirit. The last manifestation of the unholy trinitarian religio-political-economic Babylonian
system of tyranny of Satan that began in ancient Babylon, and even before the Flood 968.
    But only Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos can create true life from nothing 969. Be that material life or
Spiritual Life 970. For the life in the image of the Antichrist is no different than an idol, made by man for
Satan. Satan himself being behind the life in the Antichrist’s image. All idols are powerless to Save. They
only have power to deceive from God’s Truth unto death and Gehenna! Only God promises eternal Life in
His presence. Eternal Life of faith, hope, and love 971!
    {So}“When Jesus had finished saying all these things {to His apostles on the way to the garden of
Gethsemane just prior to His betrayal by Judas Iscariot 972}, he looked up to heaven {after He had spoken
from God to them, He turned to speak to God for them in prayer; sursum corda, up with your hearts, up to
Heaven for God gives the increase 973} and said, ‘{Holy, Righteous} Father, the time has come {for as
God, Christ is prayed to; as Man, Christ prays to God, for He is Immanuel--God with us 974}. Glorify your
Son {with Your character and presence; that Jews will acknowledge Your Son as their Messiah, and the
Gentiles that Your Son is the Universal Savior of all mankind, the Christ; and prove Thy Son’s Godhead as
shall serve to convince and instruct mankind; Christ Jesus, the only eternally begotten exact Image of the
Father--the only Express Eikon of God; all else but idols 975} so he can give glory back to you {for the time
was nigh for Christ Jesus, our Redeemer and Savior to die and to be glorified in His rebirth for He is the
Way--our example to follow--the Truth of God’s word--the Living Word--and the Life eternal 976}. For you
have given him authority over everyone in all the earth {over all flesh; Head over all things, for He alone
has Life in Him 977}. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him {based on His finished work
soon to be accomplished on the cross; sanctifying them in this world, giving them the Spiritual Life which
is eternal Life in the bud and embryo; with grace in the soul, that is Heaven in that soul, that shall be
completed in the vision and fruition of God 978}. And this is the way to have eternal life {which is beyond
the limits of time; which is Life ever living 979}--to know you, the only true {sole, personal, and Living}
God, and Jesus Christ {as Teacher, Sacrifice, and Savior; not a mere creature of creation, but Immanuel
980
    }, the one you sent to earth {for the Jews knew much about God, but they did not know God in a
personal, relational way, through His Son, Jesus the Messiah and Christ; nor His plan of Salvation from sin
by grace through faith in Christ by the Holy Spirit; though their Old Testament Scriptures had the shadow
of Christ Jesus to Come and God’s Salvation which is in Him 981}. I brought glory to you here on earth {I
glorified Thee--representing Your character and presence--that men will say ‘If this be Heaven, Heaven is
sweet’, that they may desire Thee and have Thy glory 982} by doing everything you told me to do {totally
submitting my will to Yours; revealing the Father, exposing sin, choosing and training God’s twelve
apostles, and atoning for sin on the cross}. And now, Father, bring me into the glory {glorify Thou Me with
Thine Own Self--God’s character and presence in Heaven--that I may intercede for mankind there--as 983}
we shared before the world began {for what His Father had promised Him, yet He must pray for, for our
edification because Christ Jesus, Who being in the form--morphe--of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God….; for promises are not designed to supersede prayers, but to be the guide of our desires
and the ground of our hopes 984}.
    ‘I have told these men about you {for a little of the Divine nature was known by the works of creation; a
little more was known by the Mosaic revelation; but the full manifestation of God, His nature, essence, and
His attributes, came only through the revelation of Christ Jesus, Immanuel 985}. They were in the world, but
then you gave them to me {to be My disciples and the heralds of My Salvation 986}. Actually, they were
always yours, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word {receiving Your Son and Your
gospel}. Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, for I have passed on to them the words
you gave me; and they accepted them and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me {for
they were given to Me, else they would not have given themselves to Me; that they be a gift to My Church;
that men may know surely that which they neither do nor can know fully, by faith believing, not yet by
sight which knows clearly 987}.
   ‘My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me {all that should believe on Me 988},
because they belong to you {but we believers who know not who are chosen, and who are passed by, must
pray for all men 989}. And all of them, since they are mine, belong to you; and you have given them back to
me, so they are my glory {representing and reflecting My character and presence as I did for You for We
are One, that they might be one with us by the Holy Spirit--not gods at all, only Godly 990}! Now I am
departing the world; I am leaving them behind and coming to you. Holy Father {You are Holy to glorify},
keep them {from evil, and the evil one in the world that they be kept through their worldly tribulation,
trials, and afflictions 991} and care for them--all those you have given me--so they will be united just as we
are {in Your holy love; for they care more for honoring Your Name than their own 992}. During my time
here, I have kept them safe {keeping them in Your name--in Your knowledge and Truth--those whom You
have given Me unto Salvation 993}. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for
destruction, as the Scriptures foretold {Judas Iscariot, the son of perdition; for no man’s place or name in
the church will secure him from ruin if his heart be not right with God 994}.
   ‘And now I am coming to you. I have told them many things while I was with them so they would be filled
with my joy {rejoicing in tribulation 995}. I have given them your word. And the world hates them because
they do not belong to the world, just as I do not {and as My followers preach the gospel more extensively
throughout the world, turning the world upside down--actually right side up--the world will hate them all
the more}. I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one {Satan;
for they are sufferers for Thee; in the world but not of it 996}. They are not part of this world any more than
I am {as regenerated men by God’s Holy Spirit, so Christ was not by His Spirit; they call others out of the
world, separating them from the world, thus condemning the world 997}. Make them pure and holy
{sanctify them by setting them apart for You and Your holy purpose; hagiason, from the earth,
consecrating, separating them from common use, and devoting and dedicating them to God and His
service} by teaching them your words of truth {by Your Holy Spirit about Your will and word 998}. As you
sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world {as servants, Christ as Son; and I will stand by
them in this difficult office as God has stood by Me in Mine 999}. And I give myself entirely to you {I
sanctify Myself that God’s word will be sanctified in virtue and power; hagiazo, consecrated and devoted
to God to death, as man’s Mediator--Christ already holy, for He was not of this world by His Spirit, for
only holy sacrifices may be offered to God--that men might be purchased unto eternal Salvation 1000} so
they also might be entirely yours {their wills totally submitted to You; for he that is holy must be holy still,
more holy still; for to not go forward is to go backward, for all aspects of our lives must be sanctified
continually as we go through life lest those areas of our life unsanctified be of the world; renewing our
minds to see as God reveals in His word}.
   ‘I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe {that are written in the
Lamb’s Book of Life, by grace through faith} in me because of their testimony 1001. My prayer for all of
them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father--that just as you are in me and I am in you,
so they will be in us {for union with God is through Christ, man’s Only Mediator and Reconciler to God the
Father--by the Holy Spirit}, and the world will believe you sent me {resulting in unity in Christ’s Church of
born again believers as well by the indwelling Spirit of the Father and the Son being the one perfect Bond
of union, knitting up into a Living unity, first all believers amongst themselves; next, this unity into one
still higher, with the Father and the Son 1002}.
   ‘I have given them the glory {in this present age; Your character and presence by Your Spirit indwelling,
in the image of Christ} you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are--I in them and you in me, all being
perfected into one {by Your love, by Your Spirit; as the Spirit of Christ, illuminating, transforming, and
reigning in the hearts of the genuine disciples of Christ, drawing them to each other as members of one
family, and prompting them to loving co-operation for the good of the world as each and all become mature
in God’s Spirit eliminating the carnality of this world which leads to disunity in the Body of Christ}. Then
the world will know that you sent me and will understand that you love them {with an everlasting love; as I
be sanctified in My crucifixion, death , burial, resurrection, and ascension to God the Father} as much as
you love me {for Christ’s Church’s unity will convict the world God’s word and Christ’s mission on earth
is Divine, bearing much Spiritual fruit for God; for God is the End, and Christ the Way}. Father, I {will,
thelo, in perfect identity of Your will} want these whom you’ve given me to be with me, so they can see my
glory {and then be perfect and complete, in one, as God and Christ are One 1003}. You gave me the glory
because you loved me {God the Son, in My pre-Incarnate consciousness and morphe 1004} even before the
world began {and because I glorified You in My Incarnation, My will submitted totally to Yours; for the
edification and Salvation of man}!
   ‘O righteous Father {You are righteous to sanctify, but}, the world doesn’t know you 1005, but I do; and
these disciples know you sent me {for our interest and intercourse in God is because of Christ’s interest and
intercourse in us}. And I have revealed you to them and will keep on revealing you {and Your love for
Your creation by Your Spirit; for when God’s love to us comes to be in us, it is like the virtue which the
loadstone gives the needle, inclining it to move towards the pole; it draws out the soul towards God 1006}. I
will do this so that your love for me may be in them and I in them {for our communion with God, the
reception of His love to us with our return of love to Him again, passes through the hands of the Lord Jesus
Christ; this prayer had an end, but that He ever Lives to make 1007}.’” 112
   {And,} “Jesus said to the {Jewish} people who believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you keep
obeying my teachings {continuing in this doctrine of My word 1008}. And you will know the truth {the
constant experimental knowledge of the power and efficacy of the Truth}, and the truth will set you
{Spiritually} free {he in whose heart the power of sin is destroyed, and who has received the Spirit of
adoption through which he cries Abba! Father! is free from spiritual enemies in the service of God; he is
also free from prejudices, mistakes, false notions, dominion of lust and passion; and he is free to receive the
privileges accorded to God’s sons: praise God from Whom all blessing flow 1009}.’
   But we are descendants of Abraham 1010,’ they {the unbelieving Pharisees} said. ‘We have never been
slaves to anyone on earth {the Jews were literally slaves much of their existence as a people; and anyone
who is not born again by God’s Holy Spirit is a slave to sin by nature}. What do you mean, ‘set free’?’
   Jesus replied, ‘I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave of sin {for there is not a just man upon the
earth that lives, and sins not; yet every one that sins is not a servant of sin, for then God would have no
servants; only those who make choice of sin, walking after the flesh instead of after the Spirit 1011}. A slave
is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever {so too, Christ the Son, the
True Isaac, as Isaac is a type of Christ; as is so too, the slave mother’s progeny, Ishmael, is not a member of
God’s family merely by birth from Abraham’s seed}. So if the Son sets you free, you will indeed be free
{Christ introducing personal Salvation to the unbelieving Jews; for Christ, Who is the Truth, makes men
free; by the powerful operation of His Spirit, he breaks the power of corruption in the soul, rallies the
scattered forces of reason and virtue, and so the soul is made free 1012}. Yes, I realize that you are
descendants of Abraham {but yours is an imaginary liberty in Mosaic Law, for it is but a shadow; while the
liberty in Christ--the substance, the fulfillment of the law--is real liberty; indeed, Christ is the antitype of all
types and symbols in Old Testament Scripture revealing God and His plan of Salvation to man 1013}. And
yet some of you are trying to kill me because my message {not as prophets which speak but the word of the
Lord; Christ says My Word} does not find a place in your hearts {for carnal hearts are sensible of no other
grievances than those that molest the body and injure their secular affairs, not to Spiritual things--worldly
so called spirituality notwithstanding; and where the word of God has no place, no good is to be expected,
for room is left there for all wickedness}. I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father {with
Him in Heaven in eternity before the foundation of the earth; for Christ’s doctrine was from God in


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Heaven, not guess and hearsay; and not a plausible hypothesis, supported by probable arguments}. But you
are following the advice of your father {the Devil, which you have heard from him}.’
   ‘Our father is Abraham,’ they declared.
   ‘No,’ Jesus replied, ‘for if you were children of Abraham, you would follow his good example 1014. I told
you the truth I heard from God, but you are trying to kill me {for telling you the Truth about My
relationship to God the Father, and My mission from God to set His people Spiritually free}. Abraham
wouldn’t do a thing like that. No, you are obeying your real father {the Devil} when you act that way {for
the whole tendency of Christ’s discourse is to show the unbelieving Jews that they are the seed of that
serpent which was to bruise the heel of the Messiah in need of repentance unto Salvation lest they perish in
their allegiance to Satan--wittingly or unwittingly}.’
   They replied, ‘We were not born out of wedlock {referring to Jesus’ Immaculate birth}! Our true
{spiritual} Father is God himself.’
   Jesus told them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I
am not here on my own, but he sent me 1015. Why can’t you understand what I am saying {when I illustrate
Spiritual by natural things}? It is because you are unable to do so {because you do not desire to for what I
say searches your heart, detects hypocrisy, and exposes iniquitous intentions and sinful designs you are
determined not to give up}! For you are the children of your father the Devil {being deceived by him and
partaking of his disposition, falsity, and cruelty}, and you love to do the evil things he does {not of any
blind necessity of nature, but of pure natural inclination 1016}. He was a murderer {of men and their souls,
because he hates men} from the beginning {as he tempted Adam to transgress God’s word, in consequence
of which death entered into the world, slaying him and all his posterity--both physically and Spiritually}
and has always hated the truth 1017. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his
{disposition and} character; for he is a liar and the father of lies {for being deprived of all good, he can
not endure others should enjoy any 1018}. So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me {for if
I had told you less than the Truth; if I had deceived you, you would have more readily hailed Me as you do
Satan, by your nature}! Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you the truth,
why don’t you believe me? Anyone whose Father is God listens gladly to the words of God. Since you
don’t, it proves you aren’t God’s children {for you are led captive by the Devil at his will into his peculiar
lusts which are spiritual wickedness: pride and envy, wrath and malice, enmity to that which is Good,
murder and lying, and enticing others to that which is evil; for the more there is of a person’s will in these
lusts, the more there is of the Devil in them}.’
   The people retorted, ‘You Samaritan devil! Didn’t we say all along that you were possessed by a demon
{for the unbelieving Jews thus had no other recourse but to attack the man--ad hominem--as they were
convicted of their sin before Truth 1019}?’
   ‘No,’ Jesus said, ‘I have no demon in me {for Jesus did not answer the claim He was a Samaritan as He
was not going to partake of their contempt for a race that had already welcomed Him as the Christ, and
began to be blessed by Him}. For I honor my Father {which no demon or anyone under Satan’s influence
will}--and you dishonor me. And though I have no wish to glorify myself, God wants to glorify me {for as
they dishonored Him, they could not disturb Him for He sought not worldly glory, but Godly glory; which
is not dependent on man’s honor or dishonor; for God seeks their honor that do not seek their own, for
before honor is humility 1020}. Let him be the judge {for I seek not revenge for your ridicule, for vengeance
is God’s alone}. {Verily, verily, truly, truly} I assure you, anyone who obeys my teaching {their soul in
Heaven eternally 1021} will never die {and those believing by faith will not see the terror of death, but
rejoice in the presence of God immediately upon the soul’s departing their body upon physical death;
seeing beyond and through their physical death, thus overlooking it, and see it not 1022}!.’
   The people said, ‘Now we know you are possessed by a demon. Even Abraham and the prophets died,
but you say that those who obey your teaching will never die! Are you greater than our father Abraham,
who died? Are you greater than the prophets, who died? Who do you think you are {this question resulted
from their carnal, sophistic argument preceding; for God is God of the eternal living souls, not of those
dead; and Jewish Old Testament Scripture speaks clearly of the coming Messiah which would be greater
than Abraham and all who would walk this earth 1023}?’
   Jesus answered, ‘If I am merely boasting about myself, it doesn’t count. But it is my Father who says
these glorious things about me {at My baptismal by John the Baptist, and in His word; as Christ lovingly
reasoned with His detractors from God’s reasoning and logic, not man’s}. You say, ‘He is our God,’ but
you do not even know him {sincerely, aright, experientially, which is as bad or worse than not knowing
Him at all; for men may be able to dispute subtly concerning God, and not know Him; knowing only the
name of God which they have learned to talk of, therefore not perceiving the Image of God nor the voice of
God in Christ; and because they know not God, they receive not the gospel of God in Christ Jesus}. I know
him. If I said otherwise, I would be as great a liar as you! But it is true--I know him and obey him {keeping
His Father’s word, and His own word with the Father}. Your ancestor Abraham rejoiced as he looked
forward to my coming. He saw it {and Me} and was glad 1024.’
   The people said, ‘You aren’t even fifty years old. How can you say you have seen Abraham?’
   Jesus answered, ‘The truth is, I existed before Abraham was even born {Verily, verily, truly, truly,
before Abraham was, I AM; for herein, unlike prophets who speak: Thus saith the Lord, Christ, being the
Son, speaks in His own Name; for before Abraham He was, as God, for I AM is the Name of God; for
blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord--Who is Lord over all, King of kings, Lord of lords
1025
     }.!’
   At that point they picked up stones to kill him {because Jesus the Christ was calling Himself God and the
Jewish religious leaders considered this blasphemy which was punishable by stoning to death under Jewish
Levitical Law; for their inveterate prejudice against the Holy Spiritual doctrine and Law of Christ baffled
all the methods of conviction even of God; for He will not force His will on self-willed man 1026}. But Jesus
hid himself from them and left the Temple {as His time had not yet come; and His power over his enemies
availed Him that His enemies could do no more against Him than He gave them leave to do in light of
God’s plan of Salvation foreordained before the foundation of the world; for God never forsakes any till
they have first provoked Him to withdraw, and will have none of Him; for the Kingdom of Heaven comes
not, so it goes not, with observation for it exists in the Spiritual realm, indwelling every believer’s heart by
His Spirit 1027}.” 113
   {Also,}‘“Jesus told him {Thomas}, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life {for no man can attain the
Father except by perceiving the Truth and participating in the Life which is revealed to men in His Son
1028
     }. No one can come to the Father except through me {for Jesus Christ is the Way that leads to the
Father, the Truth that teaches all the Truth of God we will find in the Father when we get to Him, directing
in the way to the Father the Life that animates all those who seek and serve Him, and which is to be
enjoyed eternally at the end of the way; as Christ is all the Life that shall ever flow to us and bless us from
the Godhead 1029}. If you had known who I am, then you would have known who my Father is {for He does
not guide to what is beyond Himself, for knowledge of the Son is the knowledge of God 1030}. From now
on you know him and have seen him {for you have come to know Me, the ordained and perfect
Manifestation of the Father 1031}!’
   {Further,} Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and we will be satisfied 1032.’
   Jesus replied, ‘Philip, don’t you even yet know who I am, even after all the time I have been with you
1033
     ? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father {for all that saw Christ in the flesh might have seen the
Father in Him; all that saw Christ by faith did see the Father in Him, though they were not suddenly aware
that they did so; as the holiness of God shone in the spotless purity of Christ’s life, and His grace in all the
acts of grace He did}! So why are you asking to see him? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the
Father is in me? The words I say are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.
Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me {as the fullness of the Godhead was pleased to
dwell in Its completeness in Christ, the Son, so therefore can God be found in Christ; seek ye the Lord, seek
Him in Christ, and He will be found, for in Him He dwells}. Or at least believe because of what you have

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seen me do {as Christ Jesus is the gospel Way of manifesting God the Father, and God’s glory; so Christ’s
miracles are proofs of His Divine mission, not only for the conviction of infidels, but for the confirmation
of the faith of His own disciples 1034}.
   ‘The Truth is, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works {in
extent throughout the world, not quality}, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for
anything in my name, and I will do it, because the work of the Son brings glory to the Father {for after
Christ goes to the Father in Heaven, believers will communicate to Him by prayer, and He by His Spirit,
the Holy Spirit of God the Trinity}. Yes, ask anything in my name, and I will do it {as Christ continues His
mission in Heaven, through His Spirit and prayers of believers; praying in the authority Christ gives, and
praying in union with Him, so that one does not pray outside His will; for Christ is Head and Lord of the
Kingdom of God on earth--His Kingdom of Heaven of born again believers throughout the ages 1035!
   ‘If you love me, obey my {Divinity, and My Divine} commandments {love being the dynamic for
obedience, not primarily a sentimental attachment; though our affections be for God through Christ; as God
is Lover of our souls unto eternal Salvation in His Son}. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you
another Counselor {Comforter, Paracletos 1036}, who will never leave you {for our power to live as Christ
comes by His Spirit, abiding in us, not by our selves; teaching us that the proper temple for the indwelling
Spirit of Jesus the Christ is a heart filled with that love to Him, which lives actively for Him}. He is the
Holy Spirit {of Truth 1037}, who leads into all truth {as Christ is the Truth; for the Holy Spirit is here
promised as One Who would supply Christ’s own place in His absence in the flesh 1038}. The world at large
cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him {for God’s true Spirit can
not be seen nor comprehended by reason or the senses, and therefore remains outside the world’s conscious
experience; as His comforts are foolishness to them, as much as ever the cross of Christ was 1039}. But you
do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you {as the experiences of the saints are the
explications of the promises}. No, I will not abandon you as orphans--I will come to you. In just a little
while the world will not see me again, but you will {His disciples being Spiritually alive 1040}. For I will
live again, and you will, too {our promise of eternal Life; for Christ lived again bodily, forever Living
Spiritually 1041}. When I am raised to life again, you will know {discover} that I am in my Father, and you
are in me, and I am in you {in union and communion, together, of our separate existences; Jehovah
Elohim-Kurios Theos with men, individually and corporately by the Holy Spirit; Christ’s resurrection our
proof and pledge of our own 1042}. Those who obey my commandments are the ones who love me {not those
that have the greatest wit and know how to talk for Him, or the greatest estate to lay out for Him}. And
because they love me, my Father will love them {here Christ commits the Father to a response toward those
who love Him, further conveying His Divinity and His Oneness with God the Father; for God is Absolute
Sovereign and only He can will Himself to do or not to do, Christ being God in the flesh--the mystery of
the Incarnation, and of Godliness}, and I will love them {for we could not love God if He did not first give
us His grace to love Him; for He first loved us}. And I will reveal myself to each of them.’
   Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but the other disciple with the name {the brother of James 1043}) said to him,
‘Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?’
   Jesus replied, ‘All those who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come to
them and live with them {making our abode--meaning a permanent, eternal stay--with them; for in the
Father’s coming, He refers to the revelation of Him as a Father to the soul, which does not take place till
the Spirit comes into the heart, teaching it to cry, Abba, Father 1044}. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not
do what I say. And remember, my words are not my own. This message is from the Father who sent me
{unifying Christ’s word with that of the Father}. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you.
But when the Father sends the Counselor as my representative--and by the Counselor I mean the Holy
Spirit--he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I myself have told you {about the
coming age of the Time of the Gentiles; for Jesus Christ came in His Father’s Name, while the Spirit comes
in Jesus the Christ’s Name to carry on His undertaking of God’s gospel, for there is none other gospel 1045}.
   ‘I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the
world gives 1046. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will
come back to you again. If you really love me, you will be very happy for me, because now I can go to the
Father {for their love was yet incomplete in its Spiritual apprehension, still being carnal}, who is greater
that I am {in My first advent as Immanuel--as the sender is greater than the sent, though not in essential
being; all for our edification unto Salvation 1047}. I have told these things before they happen so that you
will believe when they do happen.
   ‘I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the prince of this world {Satan 1048} approaches
{for the very thing that Satan was about to effect, namely, the death of Christ on the cross, was the thing
which the Savior was pressing forward to do 1049}. He has no power over me {for he hath nothing in me, no
share in Christ’s person or cause, for Christ is sinless and victorious over evil; only God is in Him by the
Holy Spirit 1050}, but I will do what the Father requires of me {by His express will}, so that the world will
know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going.” 114
   “I have told you {Christ’s apostles} these things so that you won’t fall away 1051. For you will be
expelled from the synagogues 1052, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing
God a service {as is the end of the dialectics of diversity, tolerance, and consensus-synthesis which
excludes only Absolute Truth of God’s word, the canonized Bible 1053}. This is because they have never
known the Father or me 1054. Yes, I’m telling you these things now, so that when they happen, you will
remember I warned you. I didn’t tell you earlier because I was going to be with you for a while longer.
   ‘But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going 1055.
Instead, you are very sad 1056. But it is actually best for you {expedient} that I go away, because if I don’t,
the Counselor won’t come {for this is God’s plan from before the foundation of the world; Christ is always
for that which is most expedient for us, and gives us the physic we are loath to take, because He knows it is
good for us 1057}. If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you {for Christ in bodily
presence was not omnipresent as the Holy Spirit is for the effectiveness of Christ’s Church all around the
world 1058}. And when he comes, he will convince the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of
the coming judgment {by the word and conscience, He will reprove the world by convicting the
unbelievers, and by convincing the believers; that at the bottom of all sin and why it reigns among man is
because they are not by faith united to Christ by that One Spirit 1059}. The world’s sin is unbelief in me.
Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more {for only Immanuel
would suffice as the perfect sinless Sacrifice of the righteousness of God; and Jesus Christ is righteous, our
Righteousness, as His ascension proves; for God in Christ Jesus reveals to man God is not subject to time
or matter--certainly not the Devil--and neither are we by the Holy Spirit in us 1060}. Judgment will come
because the prince of this world {Satan} has already been judged {while God’s execution of final
judgment is only a matter of time; that in the fullness of time He sent His Son, now upon the fulfillment of
the Time of the Gentiles will the last seven years of history end with the coming of the Son of Man in the
clouds with great glory to judge the nations and establish His millennial reign upon this earth until New
Jerusalem; and as the Devil has been cast out of the souls of people by the grace of God working with the
gospel of God in Christ Jesus, setting the world to right}.
   ‘Oh, there is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now 1061. When the Spirit of truth
comes, he will guide you into all {Spiritual} truth {into an intimate and experimental acquaintance with
Truth as you gradually discover Truth shining more and more 1062}. He will not be presenting his own
ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by
revealing to you whatever he receives from me {focusing on the vanity of looking for revelation which
shall do anything beyond throwing light in the soul upon what Christ Himself Is, and taught, and did upon
the earth; instead of vain, empty--tohu bohu-- speculation about endless avatars or self enlightenment to
godhood et. al. 1063}. All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I say that the Spirit will
reveal to you whatever he receives from me {for the Spirit-directed ministry must be one that magnifies



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Christ which includes the whole Truth--of the Father and of the Son, by the Holy Spirit--and none other}.’”
115

   So in the New Testament, as in the Old Testament, man has rejected God in Christ Jesus and His Law He
placed on our hearts and minds; and replaced it instead with the idolatrous deceit of Satan and his unholy
trinitarian religio-political-economic Babylonian system of worship against Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos,
our Creator.
   {Because}“The LORD says, ‘My people {Judah} act as though their evil ways are laws to be obeyed,
inscribed with a diamond point on their stony hearts {which God intended to be inscribed with His truths
1064
     }, or with an iron chisel on the corners of their altars {for the pagan god; as it was the pagan practice to
write the names of their gods on the horns of the altars; so as to their inward propensity of their hearts, so
the outward exhibition of it on their altars to false gods and goddesses of Satan; as they performed their
idolatrous sacrifices contrary to God’s commandments 1065}. Even their children go to worship at their
sacred altars and Asherah poles {for the pagan goddess Astarte and the images of her grove placed 1066},
beneath every green tree and on every high hill {for the cause of the worship of the pagan god, comprising
Satan’s unholy trinitarian religion of Babylonia; as even the rising generation have their imagination
stocked with idol images, and their memories with the frantic rites and ceremonies which they saw their
parents observe in this abominable worship; proving their sin is truly graven upon their hearts and on their
altars, not easily erased 1067}. So I will give all your wealth and treasures--together with your pagan
shrines--as plunder to your enemies, for sin runs rampant in your land. The wonderful inheritance I have
reserved for you will slip out of your hands, and I will send you away as captives to a foreign land {just as I
did Israel, the Northern Kingdom, and for the same worship of the unholy trinitarian religio-political-
economic Babylonian system of Satan 1068}. For you have kindled my anger into a roaring fire that will
burn forever.’
   This is what the LORD says: ‘Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans and turn their hearts
away from the LORD. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live
in the barren wilderness, on the salty flats where no one lives.
   ‘But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They
are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not
bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they go right on
producing delicious fruit.
   The human heart {man’s inner being, from which spring his will, reason, and action--his motions} is
most deceitful and desperately wicked {and incurably corrupt, akob halleb, supplanting--tortuous--full of
windings--insidious; calling evil good and good evil; self-deceiving the soul and deceiving the souls of men
1069
     }. Who really knows how bad it is {for it is distressed beyond all things and it hides itself from itself so
that its owner does not even know it; and the heart without God is the worst enemy the fallen creature can
have}? But I know {for God knows men who supplant Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos for trust in man or
their own heart, and then think to deceive God as if it could escape His notice, that it is in man, not in Him
they trust; for our hopes and fears rise or fall according as second causes smile or frown}! I, the LORD,
search all hearts and examine secret motives {and to My believers I reveal themselves to them for their
Salvation--they have no need of so-called psychology; for without God’s Holy Spirit--being born again
with a new heart for God--to reveal ourselves to us in the process of regenerating our minds; and because
our conscience--the heart of man--instead of rectifying the errors of the other faculties, is itself a mother of
falsehood and a ring-leader in the delusion, we can not know our actions in an hour of temptation nor that
of others, nor can we depend therefore on them--depend on God the Trinity for He personifies faith 1070}. I
give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve {for God tries the reigns of our
hearts, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings; thereby
God’s mercy is applied individually as is His grace, according to our response to His hands on our reigns;
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God on the reigns of our rebellious hearts; praise God for He does not forcibly control us by our reigns as
Satan deceitfully would have us believe so as to turn us from the true loving, gracious and merciful
Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos of canonized biblical Scripture 1071}.
   Like a bird that hatches eggs she has not laid, so are those who get their wealth by unjust means. Sooner
or later they will lose their riches and, at the end of their lives, will become poor old fools {because they
have not been faithful to God, but to the world 1072}.
   But we worship at your throne--eternal, high, and glorious {Your temple, the true object of confidence,
and sanctuary to flee to; but 1073}! O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who turn away from you will be
disgraced and shamed. They will be buried in a dry and dusty grave, for they have forsaken the LORD, the
fountain of living water {and their names are written in the earth, in the dust, rather than in the Book of Life
1074
     }.
   O LORD, you alone can heal me; you alone can save. My praises are for you alone!” 116
   As God, in His word in the Hebrew language, primarily, in the Old Testament concerning false idol
image worship instead of worshiping the ever Living God--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos--so in His word
in the Greek language in the New Testament He concerns us with deception and its purveyors. As God
clearly, plainly, prophetically reveals idolatry and deceit to man that he might know God and His Word,
His Living Word which is Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit. That man will eschew idolatry and its deceit of
the True Living God by Satan and instead receive His Salvation while His arm is still outstretched even in
this age of grace--the Time of the Gentiles--until this time be fulfilled.
   “This letter is from Paul, an apostle {signifying as having been sent expressly by God Almighty} of
Christ Jesus, appointed by the command {by the authoritative injunction and the commission 1075} of God
our Savior and by Christ Jesus our hope {of Salvation; tying all eschatology, prophetic History, to the
Person of Christ 1076}.
   It is written to Timothy, my true child in the faith.
   May God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace {for God extends His
grace to men as they are guilty of sin; His mercy to men as they are miserable in sin; His peace the result,
peace with God and the peace of mind of God 1077}.
   When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those who are teaching wrong
doctrine {other than what I taught 1078}. Don’t let people waste time in endless {vain jangling} speculation
over myths and spiritual pedigrees {in Gnostic or proto-Gnostic teachings concerning myths and endless
genealogies of spirits and aeons of their pleroma--lists of Gnostic emanations--which lead to endless
speculation and controversy, vain janglings; by the knowing ones, who pretended to give revelations about
angels and their ministry and to bridge the gulf between man and God by a whole series of mysterious
imaginary beings--not unlike many books and movies based on books of so-called Christian authors today
such as C. S. Lewis and J. R. Tolkein et. al.--not to mention the Catholic and LDS churches et. al.; leading
to tyranny by those initiated in the mysteries--doctrines of Satan--over the masses of their followers--again
much as we see taking over Christendom today; the Jewish genealogic records were destroyed by Herod
also causing disputes as to standing in the Jewish community 1079}. For these things only cause arguments;
they don’t help people live a life of faith in God {as they minister questions, idle fancies, rather than
edifying by spending their time obtaining that grace by which, being born from above, they might have
become the sons and daughters of God Almighty, displaying unfeigned faith 1080}. The purpose of my
instruction is that all the Christians there would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear
conscience, and sincere faith {love, without dissimulation, being the sum and end of the Law and the
Gospel, wherein the gospel is the fulfillment of the spirit of the law in its every essential jot and title; while
Judaisers et. al. used the law for disturbance that they gave to the preaching of the gospel; just as we see in
America and the world today--even within Christendom today to the undermining of Truth and the
marginalizing of born again believers, the Truth being held in unrighteousness 1081}.


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   But some teachers {of the Law 1082} have missed this whole point {for if these three things are impeded,
love can not direct our behavior which leads to all manner of arguing and fighting over self appointed
opinions and truths, mere vain janglings; for faith is not fruitful if its means and end is not love}. They have
turned away from these things and spend their time arguing and talking foolishness {as Gnosticism
endorsed two extremes of asceticism of the law and antinomian license; the latter speculation left plain
matters of immorality uncorrected: do you not see this same social dynamics in America and the world
today--I pray you do; for God will not be mocked for grace is not license, but liberty to obey God’s
commands with a willing heart for the things of God, not of vain self 1083}. They want to be known as
teachers of the law of Moses, but they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they seem so
confident {being reputed cunning in solving knotty questions and enigmas, which answered no end to True
Religion; neither actually understanding their own assertions, nor the object itself about which they make
them 1084}. We know these laws are good when they are used as God intended {lawfully, according to their
own spirit--not of the spirit of any man or familiar spirit--to convict sinners of their sin so they may repent
and turn to God for Salvation, according to God’s gospel; not as justification and therefore to use God’s
law unlawfully 1085}. But they were not made for people who do what is right {and are born again with a
heart for God’s commands, and righteous in God’s sight 1086}. They are for people who are disobedient
{not subject} and rebellious {so those who propound their use and efficacy are labeling themselves as
sinners to God; those who would seek attainment of a higher perfection than could be attained by the
gospel alone 1087}, who are ungodly {not reverencing God} and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and
defile what is holy, who murder their father or mother or other people. These laws are for people who are
sexually immoral, for homosexuals and slave traders {violating the eighth Commandment 1088}, for liars
{those who speak for truth what they know to be false, and those who tell the Truth in such a way as to lead
others to draw a contrary meaning from it 1089} and oath breakers, and for those who do anything else that
contradicts the right teaching that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God
{for the Christian is free from the law as a sanctifier, as well as a justifier 1090}. {Are not these Scriptures,
specifically--as all canonized Scripture--instructive of the process underway today to undermine the gospel
of God in Christ Jesus and to tyrannize man with Gnosticism and the law; those who would not use God’s
law lawfully to lead men to His gospel of Salvation; for if we will not Live by the law, we will die by it in
want of Salvation 1091} 117
   This is a true {and faithful 1092} saying, and everyone should {trust and} believe it: Christ Jesus came
into the world to save sinners {self-acknowledged repentant sinners; not unrepentant, self-righteous sinners
seeking justification, not from Christ’s atoning death, but from works of self attainment by dialectical,
cyclical, repetitive evolution of enlightenment; as Satan’s unholy trinitarian Babylonian religio-political-
economic system of rule is discontinuous in the world 1093}--and I was the worst of them all. But that is why
God had mercy on me, so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great {merciful}
patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive
eternal life {even if they have persecuted Jesus the Christ and His followers as I have--a glorious blessing
to Jews in particular who crucified Christ; as well as Catholics who in their Missal Mass re-crucify Christ
afresh continually, and deny both the Old Testament and the New Testament Sacrifice for man’s sin--the
only Salvation from God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit 1094}. Glory and honor to God forever and ever.
He is the eternal King {the King of eternities: the eternity that was before time was, and the eternity that
shall be when time is no more}, the unseen one {Who fills all things, works everywhere, and yet is invisible
to angels and men; the perfect reverse of false gods and idols, who are confined to one spot, work nowhere,
and, being stocks and stones, are seen by everybody 1095} who never dies; he alone is God {the Trinity}.
Amen....
   Cling tightly to your faith in Christ, and always keep your conscience clear (in both doctrine and
obedience 1096}. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has
been shipwrecked {by allowing the conscience to be defiled by sinful practices contrary to the doctrine of

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Christ, leading to false and wrong beliefs about Christ--a vicious cycle of deceitful sin against Truth and
Salvation; for if true doctrine is not obeyed, it is in effect denied and becomes a dead faith, shipwrecking
men’s faith in God as doctrine is reshaped to fit their sinful course and false teaching; as is underway in
America and the world today--even in Christendom 1097}. Hymenaeus and Alexander are two examples of
this. I turned them over to Satan so they would learn not to blaspheme God {for let us hold faith and a good
conscience, for if we once let go our hold of these we do not know where we shall stop 1098}.” 118
   {So}“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people {true Christianity is far from being a sect of any
earthly religion, for Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos is God of all though most men will not have Him over
them as their Lord and Savior; but those who think themselves free of God’s yoke--which is light-will find
themselves under its thumb; oh the self tyranny of the law of sin that convolutes the mind 1099}. As you
make your requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them, and give thanks {supplications: prayers for averting
evils of every kind; prayers: prayers for obtaining the good things, spiritual and temporal, which ourselves
need; intercessions: prayers in behalf of others; giving of thanks: praises to God as the Parent of all good,
for all the blessings which we and others have received}. Pray this way for kings and all others who are in
authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity {and honesty, in that we are
in right worship of God and in good conduct towards all men 1100}. This is good and pleases God our
Savior, for he wants everyone to be saved and to {come to} understand the truth {for emphasizing praying
for all peoples is conducive to Christ’s Church’s evangelical mission to preach God’s gospel to all peoples;
that they are no longer under the law as a covenant of works, but as a rule of life by the Spirit in Christ
Jesus; that we might meet the will of God in behalf of others, by praying for the Salvation of all men; so
you see, the charge born again believers seek Heaven at the cost of the souls of countless men is utterly
false and contrary to God; a sophist, fallacious charge at best, Satanic at worst 1101}. For there is only one
God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people {for sin had made a quarrel between us and
God; Jesus the Christ the Mediator Who undertakes to make peace, to bring God and man together; for God
in His omniscience knows what His creatures and creation are in need of: and that is Christ Jesus,
Immanuel--God with us; that He might be lifted up and draw all men to Himself 1102}. He is the man Christ
Jesus {for Jesus the Christ is God the Son--God the Trinity--that they who have not this One God by One
Mediator, have none, have none go-between 1103}. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone
{antilytron, applied to the crucifixion of Christ signifies that ransom which consists in the exchange of one
person for another, or the redemption of life by life, one as vicarious substitute for another, equivalent
ransom for mankind’s sin against the holy, righteous God; Christ our substitute ransom, a ransom we can
not pay 1104; this but one of the repetitive themes in biblical Scripture with multiple meanings and
applications real and Spiritual whenever it appears in God’s word; for God can pen His Scriptures by
inspiration such that they reveal History at all levels from the individual man to the coming one world
governed society of mankind, as well as to nature itself, as all creation conforms to His will and purpose, in
His foreknowledge before the foundation of the world}. This is the message that God gave to the world at
the proper time {Christ, very God and truly Man, gave Himself--the Representative Man--as a ransom for
all men, as the witness Who testified at the proper time; in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son; His
being Man was necessary to His witness and testimony to men that God knows experimentally our nature
and existence, and as Mediator so men would know He can be trusted to sympathize with us in our state of
sin unto Salvation 1105}.” 119
   {Therefore,}“ I {Paul} am writing these things to you {Timothy} now, even though I hope to be with
you soon, so that if I can’t come for a while, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the
household of God. This is the church of the living God {made up of individual believers as habitations of
God through the Spirit; as living stones, all of whom properly united among themselves, grow up unto a
holy temple in the Lord; so do not wonder the falsity and deception of the notion of unity in diversity in the
world, nor of the unity sought in the professing Christian church in America and the world today; for these

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two are of the same ilk and not of God; and so God’s word is absolute Truth, as to the dividing of soul and
spirit 1106}, which is the pillar and support of the truth {which is Christ Jesus; the Church resting on the
Truth as it is in Christ Jesus; but the Truth as it is in Itself is to be distinguished from the Truth as it is
acknowledged in the world, as the Truth in Itself needs no pillar, but supports itself 1107}.
   Without question, this is the great mystery of our {Object of our} faith {and of His Godliness, for God
was manifest in the flesh--Jesus the Christ; the following being a poetic statement of true doctrine of Christ
1108
     }:
                                           Christ appeared in the flesh 1109
   and was shown to be righteous by the Spirit {in His Spirit, at the same time that He was manifest in the
flesh, i.e., He was vindicated as Divine in His Spirit, i.e., in His higher nature in contrast to in the flesh, His
 visible human likeness; also by the miracles wrought in His Name, by His resurrection from the dead, and
                                ascension to Heaven to the right hand of God 1110}.
    He was seen by angels {He appeared to angels at His resurrection, ascension, and entrance into Heaven;
    as well as by many people, including His apostles, after His resurrection; the angels now having more
complete knowledge and understanding of the mystery of Christ’s Salvation of man; the wondrous union in
 His Person of things most opposite, viz., Heaven and earth 1111} and was announced to the nations {of the
                Gentiles, in the present era of missionary work--The Time of the Gentiles 1112}.
     He was believed on in the world {as the result of the preaching of the gospel to the world 1113} and was
  taken up into heaven {in His ascension; thus the poem sums up the whole messianic work of Christ by its
 historical and logical progression; for Christ’s acceptance by God the Father in His human likeness, having
  been glorified bodily, is the proof Christ ever appears before the throne of God as our Sacrifice and as our
                     Mediator interceding for His Church of born again believers 1114}.” 120
   {Contrariwise,} Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly {expressly, manifestly, openly, in plain words, of the
mystery of iniquity in Satan in the world as opposed to the mystery of Godliness--in the New Testament as
in the Old 1115} that in the last times {the last days, the age of Christ’s Church and the Kingdom of Heaven-
-the Time of the Gentiles} some will turn away {apostatize from within the Christian church} from what we
believe {the True Faith of the gospel of Christ in the canonized Bible}: they will follow {giving heed to
1116
     } lying {seducing} spirits and teachings that come from {and are suggested by 1117} demons {whose
father is Satan; for they teach lies about God’s Truth--which are actually of the Devil--thereby causing a
hardening of the hearts of people against God; for the Devil’s lies are false promises which are not kept so
men sour toward promises of God; and deceiving God’s character to be in fact that of Satan’s thus turning
men from God as un-loving, harsh, unforgiving and unjust--without grace or mercy toward man: just
judgment; as it would be better such deceivers were not born than to deceive mankind thus and to have
lived to be judged by the righteous God of creation 1118}. These teachers are hypocrites and liars {feigning
true faith in Christ, apostates; for they bring doctrines which render its essential truths null and void, or
deny and renounce such doctrines as are essential to Christianity as a system of Salvation, renouncing the
whole system in effect; either by holding all the truths of Christianity, yet rendering them of none effect by
holding other doctrines which counteract their influence; or by denying some essential doctrine, though he
bring in nothing heterodox; as well as all that is in between and not the absolute Truth--the means and end
of deceit which is to dialectically undermine absolute Truth}. They pretend to be religious {pretending
divine inspiration, extraordinary holiness, self denial and mortification to accredit their lies and false
doctrines; but God knows their deceitful heart}, but their consciences are {seared as by extreme
insensibility, as they sear their own consciences, with a red-hot iron that brands their consciousness of
crimes committed against their better knowledge and conscience, like so many scars burnt in by a branding-
iron 1119, and they foolishly fear not God, and are} dead {to the things of God; for men must be hardened
and their consciences seared before they can depart from the faith, and draw in others to side with them; as
today’s Babylonian educational system is doing to even very young children in the name of dialectical
diversity, tolerance, and consensus-synthesis in the guise of protecting the young from their parents and the

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world just as are those false teachers in Christendom today in the name of unity albeit un-Godly unity; for
bad consciences and unbelief are joined as surely as good consciences are to belief--in God’s Truth 1120}.
   They will say it is wrong to be married {implicit and resulting from a Babylonian lifestyle and values,
the result of the dialectics of diversity, tolerance, and consensus-synthesis; as well as for the reasons of
serving God such as held by the Roman Catholic church and others throughout history 1121} and wrong to
eat certain foods {due to apparent health or spiritual concerns but which in truth result from sin in all its
manifestations and implications to include gluttony 1122}. But God created those foods to be eaten with
thanksgiving by people who know and believe the truth {the Truth here standing in opposition to lies 1123}.
Since everything God created is good {created for God’s purpose as revealed in His word 1124}, we should
not reject any of it. We may receive it gladly {for God created and designed all things for us, to be partaken
of 1125}, with thankful hearts {while apostates preach abstinence at certain times and seasons as they do
license, which represents the deceit of Satan who plays both ends against the middle/Middle throughout
history causing strife and confusion from God’s sublimely simple absolute Truth whose end is peace,
shalom 1126}. For we know it is made holy by the word of God and prayer {not by our own sinful will 1127}.
   If you explain this to the brothers and sisters, you will be doing your duty as a worthy servant of Christ
Jesus, one who is fed by the message of faith and the true teaching you have followed {faith being the
whole body of Truth and knowledge of God, in continual nourishment in 1128}. Do not waste time arguing
over godless ideas and old wives’ tales {or myths of men such as in the Talmud and the Midrash, the
Romish church, and paganism broadly defined in biblical Scripture by God Himself, and of Satan that but
dominate and confuse the minds and conduct of men unto eternal death 1129}. Spend your time and energy
in training yourself for spiritual fitness {unto Godliness--Godly faith, True Religion}. Physical exercise
has some value {in this life on earth, but profiteth little; in reference to the gymnastics of the Greeks and
so-called physical fitness today in America and the world}, but spiritual exercise {of Godliness reflecting
obedience to the gospel in all areas of life 1130} is much more important {and is profitable unto all things},
for it promises a reward in both this life and the next 1131. This is true, and everyone should accept it {for
those believers who have few of the promises in this life in their Life in Christ, they will be made up to
them in the good things of the Life to come; and because God’s grace is sufficient for our lives here on
earth as He provides believers with the fruit and fruits of the Spirit in our lives as we persevere in faithful
service to Him, as we seek first His Kingdom and Righteousness}. We work hard and suffer {earnestly
contending} much in order that people will believe the truth, for our hope is in the living God, who is the
Savior of all people {Soter, meaning here Deliverer of all people, supplanting the Greek reference for
various false deities of a pantheon of false gods each of whom may be a soter over a limited sphere of man
or creation; for God throughout Scripture reveals His absolute sovereignty over all things and all false god
and goddess idols and their symbols and doctrinal practices 1132}, and particularly of those who believe {for
Christ is the Savior of all men potentially, and of believers alone effectually 1133}.
   Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them....
   Give your complete attention to these matters {in meditation on God’s word by the Holy Spirit 1134}.
Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress {reflected in your Christian life}.
Keep a close watch on yourself and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right, and God will save you and
those who hear you {so abide in Christ and thereby work out your Salvation 1135}.” 121
   “Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. Some false teachers may deny these
things, but these are the sound, wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, and they are the foundation
for a godly life {evidencing that written gospel narratives were well known and in circulation 1136}. Anyone
who teaches anything different is both conceited and ignorant {proud in their folly, knowing nothing; but
disputatious over all subtlety, and no solidity 1137}. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over
the meaning of words {an even morbid craving for controversy and for disputes about words; for
surmisings, suspicions, conjectures or guesses-- unsound through profitless science; supposing such
behavior is gain in godliness}. This stirs up arguments ending in {envy} jealousy, fighting {lasting

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contests, incessant collisions}, slander, and evil suspicions. These people always cause trouble {for when
men leave the wholesome words of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, they will never agree in other
words, either of their own or other men’s invention, but will perpetually wrangle and quarrel about them}.
Their minds are {perverted and} corrupt, and they don’t tell the truth {because they will not listen to the
Truth for their minds are corrupt; both under the law and the gospel the True Religion is: thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind, and strength, and thy neighbor as thyself; for without this love,
there is no True Religion 1138}. {These false teachers had had the Truth, but through want of moral integrity
and of love of the Truth, they were misled by a pretended deeper gnosis (knowledge) and higher ascetical
holiness, of which they made a trade--from Truth to a lie, by deceit of self and Satan}. To them religion is
just a way to get rich {and of advancing one’s worldly interests, using religion as a cloak of covetousness; I
pray you see this running amok in Christendom today that you might not be deceived from the Truth first
delivered by Christ Jesus and His apostles 1139}. 122
   {But,}“Dear brothers and sisters, what’s the use of saying {merely professing} you have faith if you
don’t prove it by your actions {thereby justifying or evidencing your faith before men, but not as those
wrought in obedience to the law of Moses; but rather works of faith in obedience to God’s gospel
commands, the true outworking of piety and especially the work of Godly love 1140}? That kind of faith
can’t save anyone {not oneself, nor one’s neighbor for that neighbor will not see or experience your faith
unto Salvation--practical holiness, for we are set apart as to good works of faith}. Suppose you see a
brother or sister {of the Christian community} who needs food or clothing, and you say, ‘Well, good-bye
and God bless you; stay warm and eat well’--but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing.
What good does that do {for your inoperative profession of sympathy answers to your inoperative
profession of faith--hardening your heart; as if the works which living faith produces have no existence, it
is a proof that faith itself--in respect to itself--has no existence; i.e., that what one boasts of as faith, is dead;
dead in itself, because when it has works it is alive, and is discerned to be so, not in respect to its works, but
in respect to itself 1141}?
   So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith {that justifies you before God alone; for James is directing
his attention here to those in the Christian community who abused the doctrine of Paul in error--that
Salvation is by faith, believing, as we are justified before God--and would not allow works to be used even
as evidences so as to set aside the law}. Faith that doesn’t show itself {not so as to prove itself, but so as to
exhibit itself; as the tree shows its life by its fruits, but it was alive before either fruits or even leaves
appeared 1142; James speaking of faith in its manifested development, Paul in its germ} by good deeds is no
faith at all--it is dead and useless {a so-called, or spurious, faith; barren and unproductive of Salvation}.
   Now someone may argue, ‘Some people have faith; others have good deeds {as false teachers strive to
separate faith and good deeds or works of faith, to undermine Salvation by faith, but James does not let this
deceit stand without rebuttal}.’ I say, ‘I can’t see your faith if you don’t have good deeds, but I will show
you my faith through my good deeds.’ {for as God sees our heart, your faith; people see our obedience to
God’s will in our works of faith as we live our faith before God and men to His glory 1143}
   Do you still think it’s enough just to believe that there is one God {for a faith of bare speculation and
knowledge--gnosis or self-enlightenment--is the faith of Satan 1144}? Well, even the demons believe this,
and they tremble in terror {in hatred and opposition to that One God, not fear unto reverence and awe 1145}!
Fool! When will you ever learn {oh vain man that are not willing to know, since you do not wish to do the
will of God; and who deceivest thyself with a delusive hope, resting on an unreal faith} that faith that does
not result in good deeds {faith separate from works, and works separate from faith} is useless {in Christ’s
Kingdom of Heaven charged with the task of preaching the gospel to the world and living as Christ to the
glory of God}?
   Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was declared right with God because of what he did
when he offered his son Isaac on the altar {as he demonstrated his faith in obeying God in an act of
sacrifice of Isaac, of a type that Christ’s crucifixion is the antitype 1146}? You see, he was trusting God so

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much {by faith, believing} that he was willing to do whatever God told him to do {for God tested his faith
unto works}. His faith was made complete {not vivified} by what he did--by his actions {his works having
brought his faith to completion; so the Scripture Gen 15:6 was fulfilled, God in His foreknowledge and
election so spoke of Abraham 1147}. And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: ‘Abraham believed God,
so God declared him to be righteous 1148.’ He was even called ‘the friend of God {for Abraham was loved
by God in reference to his justification by works, in a passive sense; as Abraham was the friend, the lover
of God in reference to his works, in an active sense; God showing His love for Abraham by justifying him
by his faith in God in its germ--his obedience in its germ as well to be developed subsequently, though faith
alone is the ground of justification before God--God having apportioned him his faith; Abraham showing
his love for God by evidencing his faith, loving God in reference to his works, by his works as unto God for
God and His glory 1149}.’ So you see, we are made right with God by what we do, not by faith alone {we
must manifest our faith with action so our faith is shown to be a trusting faith--that we trust God with our
lives--that our lives be a living sacrifice to God for His Saving grace; for God personifies, and manifests
faith for our edification in that He calls things that are not as though they were; being omniscient and
knowing the end from the beginning 1150}.
   Rahab the prostitute is another example of this. She was made right with God by her actions--when she
hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road {for faith is the root, good works are
the fruits 1151}. Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so also faith is dead without good deeds {for the
mission from Christ to His believers involves both Spiritual and material manifestations of our faith, for
such is the nature of Salvation by grace, as we obey God in our spirit and in our body and mind; for it is not
the mere fruits of our own imagination and devising we must bear, but those God Himself commands in
His word; faith not merely spiritual, works not merely material; for the form of faith without the working
reality, answers to the body without the animating spirit, but it does not follow that living faith derives its
life from works, as the body derives its life from the animating spirit; as God’s word circumscribes our
reason to His, for we fail in our reasoning from God’s word if we venture outside His into ours or that of
any other man}.” 123
   {So}“If you are wise {sophia 1152} and understand God’s ways, live a life of steady goodness so that
only good deeds will pour forth {for knowledge alone is not wisdom, but it is the right application of
knowledge of God’s gospel 1153}. And if you don’t {vainly} brag about the good you do, then you will be
truly wise {as per the Jewish, not the Greek, idea of what wisdom, sophia, is; for the wisdom James speaks
of is the endowment of the new heart and the renewed mind which is needed for righteous conduct of life
according to God’s gospel, being born again from above by God’s Holy Spirit}! But if you are bitterly
jealous and there is selfish ambition in your hearts, don’t brag about being wise {boasting and glorying
not, and if so, thus being false to the Truth of the gospel; as their lives are inconsistent or hypocritical to
their professed wisdom, having died to self to live as Christ 1154}. That is the worst kind of lie {for envy and
strife are opposed to wisdom, the heart being the seat of both such that envy and wisdom can not dwell
together in the same heart; as opposed to Satan’s law of synthesis which deceives unbelievers into holding
mutually exclusive notions and thus denying the nature of God’s absolute Truth unto Salvation}. For
jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom 1155. Such things are earthly {and not from Heaven
above}, unspiritual {pertaining to mere nature, sensual, and not to the spirit in man}, and motivated by the
Devil {hostile spirits of evil instead of by the Holy Spirit of God 1156; these three--the world, the flesh, and
the Devil--answer to the three spiritual foes of man}. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition
{false wisdom}, there you will find disorder and every kind of evil {first comes envy exciting strife because
a man seeks to stand in his own light, not allowing the light of another to shine in his presence--not even
God’s, then vain-glorying and lying, and then hereupon ensue confusion--tumultuous anarchy, and in the
individual mind--and every evil work, one sin begetting another; from such cometh false wisdom which
lifteth up men who must fall into the condemnation of the Devil 1157}.


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   But the wisdom that comes from heaven {as a gift from God} is first of all pure {preserving unity and
peace, as it is practiced; sanctified from that which is earthly, sensual, and devilish; Pure Religion 1158}. It is
also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others {listening to reason, temperate, in
meekness; wisdom of God producing meekness, and meekness increasing wisdom}. It is full of mercy and
good deeds {of righteousness; easy to be entreated, and very persuadable, either to what is good or from
what is evil}. Is shows no partiality and is always sincere {without hypocrisy, guises, or deceit; and least
apt to censure}. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness
{indeed, this wisdom is in reality Christ; for those truly wise towards God, while peaceable and tolerant
towards their neighbors, yet make it their chief concern to sow righteousness, not cloaking men’s sins, but
reproving them with such peaceable moderation as to be the physicians, rather than the executioners, of
sinners 1159}.” 124
   {So let us examine}“What is causing the quarrels and fights among you {among you Jewish Christians;
as also in the world of unbelievers}? Isn’t it the whole army of evil {lustful pleasures and} desires at war
within you? You {selfishly} want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill {by harassing and
oppressing through envy, and so are murderers in God’s eyes} to get it. You are jealous for what others
have, and you can’t possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them {for what is shrouded
under a specious pretence of zeal for God and religion often comes from men’s pride, causing contentions
in the church and the world; as the Jews’ prayers for conversion of the heathen, on the pretense that they
were not converted thus, they thought it lawful to extirpate them and possess their goods, thus seeking
worldly prosperity to expend it upon their pleasures; just as the Roman Catholic church during the
Inquisition and Reformation, and as Islam today et. al.}. And yet the reason you don’t have what you want
{the things which are legitimate in God’s eyes according to His will} is that you don’t ask God for it {by
prayer and supplication, in thanksgiving, making your requests known unto God in consultation with Him;
instead you seek to attain it on your own, not seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness}.
And even when you do ask, you don’t get it because your whole motive is wrong--you want only what will
give you pleasure {for self pleasure is your god, instead of what is in the will of God; for inordinate desires
are either totally disappointed, or they are not to be appeased and satisfied by obtaining the things desired,
as they are the distemper which will not allow of contentment or satisfaction in the mind; so your prayers
will return empty from God 1160}.
   You adulterers {and adulteresses; for though since the Babylonian captivity Jews have not been guilty of
idol worship, they were guilty of what is intended by idolatry--having their hearts estranged from God, and
seeking their portion in this life and out of God 1161}! Don’t you realize that friendship with this world
makes you an enemy of God? I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy this world, you can’t be a friend of
God {for to be on good terms with persons and forces and things that are at least indifferent toward God if
not openly hostile to Him is to defile yourself and to align yourself so as to be at enmity with God 1162}.
What do you think the Scriptures mean when they say that the Holy Spirit, whom God has placed within us
{at and since Pentecost}, jealously longs for us to be faithful {and opposes our envy unto idolatry, and is
not tolerant of divided allegiance with the world and its maxims 1163}? He gives us more and more strength
{grace} to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say,
                                       ‘God sets himself against the proud,
                                      but he shows favor to the humble 1164.’
   {Therefore,} So humble yourselves before God {and all His dispensations ye who are unenvious,
uncovetous, and unambitious as to the world, and in submission to God; and the grace of God will correct
and cure the spirit that naturally dwells in us, where he giveth grace, he giveth another spirit than that of the
world; for each of us to live within that which the providence of God has placed us, to the glory of God; as
the covetous man grasps at the shadow and loses the substance, the material world being the shadow, the
Spiritual world being the substance 1165}. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you {is the promise of God,
just as Satan fled from Christ; for Satan can not force the human will, and God will not 1166}. Draw close to

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God {in the Name of Jesus the Christ}, and God will draw close to you {for He will meet you in your
coming, in communion and fellowship, estranging you from the world, propitiously--for Christ’s atoning
death on Calvary’s Cross was our propitiation; by prayerfully--and with the full armor of God--resisting
Satan who would oppose our access to God as he has since the Garden of Eden 1167}. Wash your hands {of
un-Godly conduct}, you sinners; purify your hearts {of un-Godly motives}, you {double minded, worldly}
hypocrites {separating yourself from the world and sin, consecrating yourself to God, in sanctification unto
God as He separates guilt from your conscience and sin from your soul, making you internally and
externally holy}. Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief.
Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy 1168. When you bow down {dejected}
before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up and give you honor.
   Don’t {pridefully} speak evil against each other, my dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize each other
and condemn each other, then you are criticizing and condemning God’s law {Ten Commandments}. But
you are not a judge who can decide whether the law is right or wrong. Your job is to obey it {and to be
doers of the law}. God alone, who made the law, can rightly judge among us. He alone has the power to
save or to destroy {those who obey and to those who disobey His commands and trample underfoot His
testimonies}. So what right do you have to condemn your neighbor {to Hell}?
   Look here, you people {boastful in your arrogant presumptions, in your vain confident fancies that the
future is certain for you} who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a
year. We will do business there and make a profit.’ How do you know what will happen tomorrow? For
your life is like the morning fog--it’s here a little while, then it’s gone 1169. What you ought to say is, ‘If the
Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that {if the Lord wills}.’ Otherwise you will be boasting about
your own plans, and all such boasting is evil {for a Christian man, in making his plans, ought to
acknowledge his dependence upon God}.
   Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it {as Christians; for nothing more
injures the soul than wasted impressions; feelings exhaust themselves and evaporate if not embodied in
practice; as we will not act except we feel, so if we will not act out our heart’s feelings for God, we shall
soon cease to feel 1170}.” 125
   {So}“We are writing these things so that our {and your Spiritual} joy will be complete {and fulfilled by
bringing others into communion and fellowship with God, our Christian calling by Jesus the Christ
Himself; as Spiritual joy for mortals is the mystery of the Christian religion, mortal man being unaffected
by worldly circumstances and assured of eternal Life in spite of worldly circumstances}.
   This is the message he has given us to announce to you: God is light {holy glory} and there is no {speck
of} darkness in him at all {for God is the Source of wisdom, knowledge, holiness, and joy; and in Him is
no ignorance, imperfections, sinfulness, and no misery; He is the Source of material light and Spiritual
Light, so as all material life and growth depends on light, so all Spiritual Life and growth depends on God
and Jesus the Christ--the Light of the world as in New Jerusalem}. So we are lying if we say we have
fellowship with God {having partaken of His Divine nature by His Spirit} but go on living in spiritual
darkness {outside the will of God Who Is Light 1171}. We are not living in the truth {and do not the Truth,
according to God’s gospel 1172}. But if we are living {continually} in the light of God’s presence, just as
Christ is, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us {His blood
continually cleansing us, having made us clean, our faith believing, in sanctification} from every sin {for
walking in the Light as He is in the Light, is no mere imitation of God, but an identity in the essential
element of our daily walk with the essential element of God’s eternal Being; as without this communion
and fellowship with God, there can be no true and Christian fellowship one with another; so be not
deceived with so-called unity in Christendom today, for it is of the world and not of God 1173}.
   But if we say we have no sin {no sin nature}, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the
truth {leading ourselves astray by self deception, doing for ourselves what Satan endeavors to do for us in
his deception; living in an atmosphere of self-made darkness}. But if we confess our sins to him {saying the

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same thing God says about our sin, forsaking our sin}, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us
from every wrong {by absolving us from sin’s punishment, and from its pollution; for Christ has died for
us, and thus made an atonement to the Divine justice, so that God can now be just, and yet the Justifier of
him who believes in Jesus; cleansing us from the guilt of all unrighteousness; so seek ye not psychology for
its roots and remedies are un-Godly, substituting the world for Salvation 1174}. If we claim we have not
sinned {according to God’s law, His Commandments; instead defending our sin}, we are calling God a liar
and showing that his word has no place in our hearts {for by our nature we are sinners who sin, and are in
need of a Savior so our sins can be forgiven and to purify our hearts toward God 1175}.” 126
   “Not only has God promised to forgive our sin, but also to purify our hearts. “Observe, (1) Sin exists in
the soul after two modes or forms: (a) In guilt, which requires forgiveness or pardon; (b) in pollution,
which requires cleansing. (2) Guilt, to be forgiven, must be confessed; and pollution, to be cleansed, must
be also confessed. In order to find mercy, a man must know and feel himself to be a sinner, that he may
fervently apply to God for pardon; in order to get a clean heart, a man must know and feel its depravity,
acknowledge and deplore it before God, in order to be fully sanctified. (3) Few are pardoned, because they
do not feel and confess their sins; and few are sanctified or cleansed from all sin, because they do not feel
and confess their own sore, and the plague of their hearts. (4) As the blood of Jesus Christ, the merit of His
passion and death, applied by faith, purges the conscience from all dead works, so the same cleanses the
heart from all unrighteousness. (5) As all unrighteousness is sin, so he that is cleansed from all
unrighteousness is cleansed from all sin. To attempt to evade this, and plead for the continuance of sin in
the heart through life, is ungrateful, wicked, and even blasphemous; for as he who says he has not sinned,
v. 10, makes God a liar, who has declared the contrary through every part of His revelation; so he that says
the blood of Christ either cannot or will not cleanse us from all sin in this life gives also the lie to his
Maker, who has declared the contrary, and thus shows that the word, the doctrine of God, is not in him.
Reader, it is the birthright of every child of God to be cleansed from all sin, to keep himself unspotted from
the world, and so to live as nevermore to offend his Maker. All things are possible to him that believes,
because all things are possible to the infinitely meritorious blood and energetic Spirit of the Lord Jesus.” 127
   “And how can we be sure that we belong to him {and know Him, having come to a knowledge of Him
such that these things are graciously impressed upon the soul}? By obeying his commandments {living a
moral life according to God’s gospel; loving God with all our heart, and loving our neighbor as ourselves}.
If someone says, ‘I belong to God,’ but doesn’t obey God’s commandments {for a disobedient life is the
confutation and shame of pretended religious knowledge}, that person is a liar and does not live in the
truth {and his whole character is false; Truth is not regulating his whole life; for a true test of our
experiential knowledge of God is that it constrains us to keep God’s Commandments}. But those who obey
God’s word {covering all of God’s revelation of His will} really do love him {for in the proportion as we
love God, in that same proportion we know Him, and vice versa, until our love and knowledge shall attain
their full maturity and perfection}. That is the way to know whether or not we live in him. Those who say
they live in God {abiding in Him in habitual fellowship, without intermission, and without end; in
forgiveness, keeping His Commandments 1176} should live their lives as Christ did {as a debt, imitating
Christ exactly in all things, in humiliation and self-sacrificial love; seeking the highest good in those loved;
God’s will being the highest good, then love is doing the will of God 1177}.
   Dear friends {beloved brethren}, I am not writing a new commandment, for it is an old one you have
always had, right from the beginning {of the race, the Law, or your Christian Life 1178}. This
commandment--to love one another--is the same message you heard before. Yet it is also new {kaine--new-
-but not nea, new and different in essence or nature, from the old legal precept concerning love; as love in
the gospel of Christ has now become clearly revealed, having been veiled in its fullness 1179}. This
commandment is true in Christ {the One, Who is from the beginning} and is true among you, because the
darkness {this evil world system against God} is disappearing {passing away} and the true light {which is

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Christ} is already shining {for the total thick darkness of the heathen world and the comparative darkness
of the Mosaic dispensation are now passing away, and the pure and superior light of Christianity is now
diffusing its beams everywhere; as the darkness passes away in proportion as the light shines and increases
until the perfect day arrives when the Son of Righteousness shall arise visibly}.
    If anyone says, ‘I am living in the light,’ but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is still living
in darkness {in the opposite state from that which is claimed or professed; for there is no mean between
light and darkness, love and hatred, any antinomy of creation--where the law of synthesis is but deceit of
this absolute Truth; wherever Spiritual Life is, however weak, there darkness and death no longer reign and
love supplants hatred, however glossed over and hidden from man’s observation; for Godly love is not as
the world loves for God is Lover of our souls unto Salvation; and wherever love is not, there hatred is, for
the heart cannot remain a void 1180}. Anyone who {truly} loves other Christians is living in the light and
does not cause anyone to stumble {raising the standard of love among believers to the level of love for a
brother’s soul as to dread everything that will be injurious to his innocence and peace, and Salvation, that is
in my behavior he might experience; for love prevents a Christian from giving or receiving offense because
it leads him to put the best construction on everything--that same love God commanded in the Old
Testament now more fully revealed}. Anyone who hates a Christian brother or sister is living and walking
in darkness {from of old, darkness not only surrounds, but blinds him, and that a blindness of long
standing; for abiding in the light is abiding in love; for the gospel light not only illumines the
understanding, but warms the heart into love and therefore engages our affections in God’s service as
well}. Such a person is lost, having been blinded by the darkness {having received no Saving knowledge of
the Truth; not knowing whether he is going to Heaven or Hell, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes-
-darkening his whole soul, mind, and heart}....
    Stop loving {love not at all} this evil world {that lieth in the evil one; the kosmos, the organized system
which acts as a rival to God, in the finite order without God--the Babylonian world system 1181} and all
that it offers you, for when you love the world {that which organizes men against God, and lies in the lap of
the wicked one--Satan 1182}, you show that you do not have the love of the Father in you {for we can not
have two masters; as our love of this world is the love of compassion, not of congeniality and sympathy in
its alienation from God; for if we have the latter kind of love for the God-estranged world in us, we can not
also have the love of the Father in us; but be not deceived by the world’s compassion so-called, for it is
leading us into all manner of sin and idolatry against God 1183}. For the world offers only the lust {of the
flesh of the old natural, Adamic man 1184} for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see {the eyes
being the gate from the world of the flesh to the pleasure of the mind, of the body, or aesthetically 1185},
and pride in our possessions {the pride of life, boasting while not seeing the real emptiness of the things of
the world; bios, the present state of existence, implying one’s livelihood of material possessions from the
world, without God; not zoe, the Vital Principle of Life which is only in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit
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     }. These are not from {not originating from or of} the Father {for though we must use the things of the
world, we shall not love them in place of God or we abuse their use; for these things promise sensual,
transient gratification and even this promise they can not fulfill, so that their warmest votaries can complain
loudest of their disappointment; for the objects of our worldly love are idolatry to God 1187}. They are from
this evil world {and you have overcome the world and Satan by the Holy Spirit of God in Christ Jesus, not
by your own strength; as we gain our first grand conquest over Satan when we pass from darkness to light,
but afterwards we need to maintain a continual keeping of ourselves from his assaults, looking to God by
Whom alone we are kept safe 1188}. And this world is fading away {ye passing away, in the process of
dissolution; as the ecologists are want of bringing before mankind in these last days and blaming us rightly
but without Truth which is unto reconciliation of man and nature to God instead of to Satan and this world
and accompanying myths}, along with everything it craves {the lusts thereof; for here they begin, flourish,
and end, depraving the mind, diverting it from Divine pursuits, and rendering it utterly incapable of
Spiritual enjoyments}. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever {for doing the will of God now,
proves the possession of eternal Life now by His Spirit, and abiding in Him forever after this life on earth;
and not doing the will of our own flesh, or the will of the world, for the spirit of these is the Devil; so be not
deceived about the cry in Christendom and the world to save this world which God has set for destruction
before He recreates it 1189}.
   Dear children, the last hour is here {the last time, age, dispensation, of grace and mercy--the Kingdom
of Heaven dispensation--in which this world is passing away; a last hour before the second coming of
Christ, a time of trouble and persecution that will grow more troublesome immediately preceding Christ’s
appearing in the clouds with great glory}. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many
such antichrists have appeared {anti, meaning opposed, to Christ, under the guise of Christ, instead of or a
substitute for Christ; even those in the Christian assembly outwardly, empowered by Satanic forces,
teaching false doctrine; antichrists--persons--being one of the signs of the last time; when Satan claims to
himself what belongs to Christ, and wishing to substitute himself for Christ as the supreme object of
worship 1190}. From this we know that the end of the world {of this present age of the Time of the Gentiles,
and of Christ’s Church and His Kingdom of Heaven} has come {is in the process of ending}. These people
left our churches because they never really belonged with us; otherwise they would have stayed with us.
When they left us, it proved that they do not belong with us {belonging only outwardly, never organically
united to the body as one with Christ; having been among us, some still among us testing us who are, and
who are not, the Lord’s people; and today the reverse is happening as born again believers are being driven
from churches professing we are contrary to plans of God in uniting the world for Christ--in Truth, the
Antichrist to come; but has not God in His word told us this would be our lot and to not faint for He is with
us, even unto the end of the world; for the best deception is that which has the most Truth, but which leads
astray in the process--the end of which is to alienate you from God and His word or to keep you so 1191}.
But you are not like that, for the Holy Spirit has come upon you {now you, having unction from the Spirit,
having the anointing of the Holy Spirit, have chrisma--not the world’s charisma which Satan uses to
deceive and to establish a pattern for the world to follow in anticipation of his coming as the Antichrist for
his final deceit before the Kingdom of Christ during His Millennial Reign; but the chrisma of the gifts of
the Holy Spirit for the preaching of the gospel to the world, and to the perfection of the saints unto
Salvation 1192}, and all of you know the truth {of Christ and His Religion--of the Father and of the Son--for
the Truth abides in you as you abide in it; for no lie is of the Truth, every lie having its origin from the
Devil, and therefore is alien to the Truth; and only those anointed of God in Christ alone can resist those
anointed with the spirit of Satan, antichrists, who would sever them from the Father and from the Son; for
without God’s Holy Spirit indwelling, ye are none of Christ’s, as we are all anointed, we are all in Him
both Christ’s and Christ--as opposed to antichrists of the Antichrist--because in some measure the whole
Christ is Head and body}. So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you
know the difference between truth and falsehood {for the unction, the anointing of the Holy Spirit in all true
believers by faith, gives you the power to discover antichrists by discerning between Truth and lies of those
even of who are among you still}. And who is the great liar? The one who says that Jesus is not the Christ
{for the Gnostics, much like many religions today, distinguish between Jesus and Christ, thus denying
Christ Jesus is God in the flesh, Immanuel; and this one fact alone separates all false religions from the One
True Religion of the One True God--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos; for professing Jesus is a god, or that
He has God in Him are but kindred deceptions around a common theme that Jesus the Christ is not God
from eternity before there was anything made that was made}. Such people are antichrists, for they have
denied the Father and the Son {for he is antichrist who denies the supernatural and miraculous birth of
Jesus the Christ, who denies Jesus to be the Son of God, and who denies God to be the Father of the Lord
Jesus, and that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah; thus he denies the Father and the Son; but be not surprised
when Antichrist declares himself to be God in the Temple in Jerusalem for this too is prophesied in God’s
word so you will not be deceived 1193}. Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father either {as a
Living Friend, in communion and fellowship; for that person denies the witness and testimony of God the
Father concerning His Son, Immanuel--God in the flesh; both fully God and fully Man; for Christ Jesus,
God the Son, is the Father’s chosen Revelation of Himself, without which God the Father cannot be known
by man 1194}. But anyone who confesses the Son has the Father also {thereby distinguishing between the
Antichrist and his antichrists, and Christ and His christs, His anointed ones}.
   So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning {abiding in the Truth of the
gospel received of Him so we are a sweet savor of Christ unto God 1195}. If you do, you will continue to live
in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised
us {the permanent consummation of thus abiding in the Son and in the Father 1196}.
   I have written these things to you because you need to be aware of those who want to lead you astray
{seducing you with habitual effort}. But you have received the Holy Spirit {the anointing, the ointment, the
gifts of the Holy Spirit when you were converted, born again of Him}, and he lives within you, so you don’t
need anyone to teach you what is true {to teach you between what is true and what is false--deceit; but all
must abide in that Spirit and Truth by abiding in God’s word, and in the gifts of the Church body in
fellowship and love that is in Christ Jesus 1197}. For the Spirit teaches you all things {present, continuous
teaching of the Truth of Salvation; securing you in that Truth and that promised eternal Life in God’s
presence; not that any believer is thereby made infallible, for no believer here receives the Spirit in all its
fullness--excepting for Christ Jesus--but only the measure needful for keeping him from soul-destroying
error}, and what he teaches is true--it is not a lie. So continue {abiding} in what he has taught you, and
continue to live in Christ {for God is sufficient for them who are taught of Him; and they are independent
of all others, though, of course, not declining the Christian counsel of faithful ministers who are partakers
of that same anointing of that same Spirit, by the discerning of that same Holy Spirit of God the Trinity
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     }.
   And now, dear children, continue to live in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns {at the end of
this age to rapture the Church, and again at the end of the Tribulation period 1199}, you will be full of
courage and not shrink back from him in shame {but will have unreserved utterance as we give account of
our stewardship to Him, and not be as a guilty person surprised at his coming 1200}. Since we know that God
is always right {righteous}, we also know that all who do what is right {continually, habitually; for the
Righteousness of God produces righteousness in men} are his children {for when John thinks of God in
relation to men, he never thinks of Him apart from Christ, as he never thinks of Christ in His human
likeness without adding the thought of His Divine nature; thus a rapid transition is possible from the one
aspect of the Lord’s Divine-human Person to the other, for Jesus the Christ is God the Son, Immanuel, God
the Trinity}.” 128
   “15. Love not the world--that lieth in the wicked one (ch. 5:19), whom ye young men have overcome.
Having once for all, through faith, overcome the world (ch. 4:4; 5:4), carry forward the conquest by not
loving it. “The world” here means “man, and man’s world [Alford], in his and its state as fallen from God.
“God loved [with the love of compassion] the world,” and we should feel the same kind of love for the
fallen world; but we are not to love the world with congeniality and sympathy in its alienation from God;
we cannot have this latter kind of love for the God-estranged world, and yet have also “the love of the
Father in” us. neither--Greek, “nor yet.” A man might deny in general that he loved the world, while
keenly following some one of THE THINGS IN IT: its riches, honors, or pleasures; this clause prevents
him escaping from conviction. any man--therefore the warning, though primarily addressed to the young,
applies to all, love of--i.e., towards “the Father.” The two, God and the (sinful) world, are so opposed, that
both cannot be congenially loved at once. 16. all that is in the world--can be classed under one or other of
the three; the world contains these and no more. lust of the flesh--i.e., the lust which has its seat and source
in our lower animal nature. Satan tried this temptation the first on Christ: Luke 4:3, “Command this stone
that it be made bread.” Youth is especially liable to fleshly lusts. lust of the eyes--the avenue through
which outward things of the world, riches, pomp, and beauty, inflame us. Satan tried this temptation on
Christ when he showed Him the kingdoms of the world in a moment. By the lust of the eyes David (II Sam.
11:2) and Achan fell (Josh. 7:21). Cf. David’s prayer, Psalm 119:37; Job’s resolve, Psalm 31:1 Matthew
5:28. The only good of worldly riches to the possessor is the beholding them with the eyes. Cf. Luke 14:18,
“I must go and see it.” pride of life--lit., “arrogant assumption”: vainglorious display. Pride was Satan’s
sin whereby he fell and forms the link between the two foes of man, the world (answering to “the lust of the

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eyes”) and the devil (as “the lust of the flesh” is the third foe). Satan tried this temptation on Christ in
setting Him on the temple pinnacle that, in spiritual pride and presumption, on the ground of His Father’s
care, He should cast Himself down. The same three foes appear in the three classes of soil on which the
divine seed falls: the wayside hearers, the devil; the thorns, the world; the rocky undersoil, the flesh. The
world’s awful antitrinity, the “lust of the flesh {The False Prophet}, the lust of the eyes {Antichrist}, and
the pride of life {Satan, the Dragon or Serpent--as the material manifests the Spiritual even unto prophetic
History in history},” similarly is presented in Satan’s temptation of Eve: “When she saw that the tree was
good for food, pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise” (one manifestation of “the
pride of life,” the desire to know above what God has revealed, Col. 2:8, the pride of unsanctified
knowledge). of--does not spring from “the Father” (used in relation to the preceding “little children,” vs.
12, or “little sons”). He who is born of God alone turns to God; he who is of the world turns to the world;
the sources of love to God and love to the world, are irreconcilably distinct.” 129
   “But the people who belong to this world don’t know God {and are seeking their portion in this life, not
in the Life in eternity with God}, so they don’t understand {by their experience what sort of people the
children of God are; nor can they have such experience for they know not Christ as Savior; so they do not
acknowledge, respect, love, or approve of us nor 1201} that we are his children {and therefore they knoweth
us not; and that the love He has given us is a permanent possession in eternity; that great mystery of the
Father that He would condescend that such as we should be made and called His sons, not ashamed to be
called our Father, and to call us His sons; as we walk by faith, and live by hope in the promises of God
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     }. Yes, dear friends, we are already God’s children {born ones--born again by the Holy Spirit of God--
sons of God--legally by Christ’s justifying atonement--by adoption as His adult sons, huios 1203}, and we
can’t even imagine {fully, though we have a foretaste now by His Spirit 1204} what we will be like when
Christ returns {in His glorified body and majesty of both His Divine and human likeness, to judge the
nations of the world 1205}. But we do know that when he comes {at the apocalypse} we will be like him {in
the likeness of the full reflection of the glory of God, in our resurrected, glorified bodies, being able to
appreciate and recognize Spiritual beings hereafter, as our natural bodies now do natural objects; having
been made known and manifest to the world 1206}, for we will see {Spiritually, as a further step than to
know; for by knowing we come to seeing by vivid realization and experimentally 1207} him as he really is
{as the blessed do now in Heaven, not as the wicked shall see Him in His wrath for their unrepentant sin;
for Christ is the Express Image of the nature and essence of God’s Person; for God is Pure Spirit, therefore
we will not even then see God in His innermost Godhead, but as manifest in Christ--so as to perceive and
inwardly appreciate, opsomai, God; as only the pure can see the infinitely Pure One 1208}....
   Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this {by asserting either that you cannot be Saved
from sin in this life, or that sin will do you no harm and cannot alter your state, if you are adopted into the
family of God; for sin cannot annul this adoption; but as to the degree sin exists, in that degree the Spiritual
intuition and knowledge of God does not exist in him 1209}: When people {habitually} do what is right, it is
because they are righteous {proving their regeneration; according to their state, nature, and the extent of
their moral powers; allowing for the disparity that must necessarily exist between that which is bounded
and that which is without limits; as God, in the infinitude of His nature, is righteous, so they, being filled
with Him, are in their limited nature righteous}, even as Christ is righteous {for we are righteous by
justification, our righteousness by imputation of God in Christ making us to do righteousness 1210}. But
when people keep on {continually} sinning, it shows they belong to the Devil {in so far as they sin;
becoming his sons and he their father by imitation only for Satan begets none, creates not any 1211}, who
has been sinning since the beginning {the beginning being when God found iniquity in him and he became
what he now is--the Devil--having been created Lucifer}. But the Son of God came to destroy {loose} these
works of the Devil {so Christ in His death has undone the bonds of sin, and dissolved the power, influence,
and connection of sin by which the works of the Devil were held together; so Satan can no longer present a
solid front in his attacks on the Christian}. Those who have been born {indicating past action with results

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and continuing to the present, remaining born into the eternal future 1212} into God’s family do not
{habitually} sin, because God’s life is in them {for His Seed remaineth in them, by His Holy Spirit 1213}. So
they can’t keep on sinning, because they have been born of God. So now we can tell who are children of
God and who are children of the Devil 1214. Anyone who does not obey God’s commands and does not love
other Christians does not belong to God {but belongs to his father the Devil}....
   Dear friends, if our conscience is clear {having no unconfessed sin, acquitting us; as we abide in Truth
and love}, we can come to God with bold confidence {for God does so too acquit us, by His Spirit, in that
day of account; for if we judge ourselves, sincerely, by Christ’s Truth and love, He is faithful not to judge
us}. And we will receive whatever we request {that is in accordance with the will of God, in humble
submission and thankfulness} because we obey him and do the things that please him {two conditions of
answered prayers 1215}. And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ
{believing all that Christ Is, as represented by His Name, in God’s word}, and love one another, just as he
commanded us {as our faith and our love are indissolubly united; for we can not truly love one another
without faith in Christ, nor can we truly believe in Him without love}. Those who obey God’s
commandments live in fellowship with him, and he with them {us abiding in Christ, and He in us 1216}. And
we know he lives in us because the Holy Spirit lives in us {bearing witness of Him in us, our prayers being
the voice of the same Spirit of God to God}.” 130
   {And,} “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won your fight with these false
prophets, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world {the prince of
this world, the energizing force behind all false spirits and prophets 1217}. These people belong to this
world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them {unregenerate human nature,
ruled over and possessed by Satan, the spirit of Antichrist; drawing the matter of their conversation from
the life, opinions, and feelings of the world; as many leaders and ministers in Christendom in America and
the world today 1218}. But we belong to God; that is why those who know God listen to us {Christ’s apostles
1219
     }. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us 1220. That is how we know if someone has the
Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception....
   If someone says, ‘I love God,’ but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t
love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we have not seen {for it is easier for us, influenced as
we are here by sense, to direct love towards one within the range of our senses than towards One unseen,
appreciable only by faith; so, by faith in Christ, we learn to love both the true God, and the true man--a
sinner Saved by God’s grace--and so to love the brethren as bearing His Image Who is Christ Jesus; for
love is the sum of our righteousness, and the test of our being born of God}? And God himself has
commanded that we must love not only him but our Christian brothers and sisters, too {for they are the
visible image of God; and how can we not love them we can see, much less God Himself Who is invisible
1221
     }.”... 131
   “Everyone {whosoever} who believes that Jesus is the Christ {the Messiah; and that He is fully God and
fully Man; God Incarnate} is a child {born} of God {for He could not be our Jesus--God-Savior--unless He
were the Christ--the Anointed One of God by the Holy Spirit, the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in Him;
for He could not reveal the Way of Salvation, except He were a prophet: He could not work out that
Salvation, except He were a priest: He could not confer that Salvation upon us, except He were a king: He
could not be Prophet, Priest, and King, except He were the Christ Who is God in nature and essence--
Immanuel; so beware of the false Christ’s and the false unholy trinity’s throughout history and the last one
to come in History, hence in history; for they mean you eternal death in Gehenna 1222}. And everyone who
loves the Father loves his children, too {and our love for our brethren is the sign and test of our love to
God; so our love to God--tested by our keeping His commandments--is, conversely, the ground and only
true basis of love to our brethren; for they are His begotten by His Spirit; therefore, we know--not the
outward criteria of genuine brotherly love--but the inward Spiritual criteria of it, consciousness of love to

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      1 Jn 4:4-6, 20-21
God manifested in a hearty keeping of His commandments; for when we have this inwardly and outwardly
confirmed love to God, we can know assuredly that we truly love the children of God; as love to one’s
brother is prior, according to the order of nature, love to God is so, according to the order of grace; for the
love of God and the love of man can never be separated as the love of God consists in this; as all believers
are children of the same family, the family of God in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit 1223}. We know we
love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. Loving God means keeping his
commandments {Spiritually delighting therein; for it is vain to pretend to love God while we live in
opposition to His will 1224}, and really, that isn’t difficult {because when we are born again, we are given a
new heart for God, relinquishing the old heart of the natural man that is continually in rebellion toward God
and His commands, and because no man is burdened with the duties which his own love imposes; as love
makes the commandments of God light, as Jesus told us His burden is light}. For every child of God
defeats {in a continuous struggle} this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory {as we cleave to
Christ in opposition to the world that is in opposition to God; the victory--Christ and Him crucified--that
overcometh, continually, in a believer’s walk of faith in life in this world 1225}. And the ones who win this
battle {victorious in the continuous struggle, habitually overcoming--not by habits the Babylonian
scientists research of this fallen world and nature of man, but of the Spiritual habits of Godliness} against
the world are the ones who believe {by faith} that Jesus is the Son of God {Who hath already overcometh
the world; and seek the faith-power of the Holy Spirit to empower them against self, sin, Satan, and the
Babylonian world structure built on deceit of God’s word unto Salvation--for we are but passing through
this earth on our way to the eternal presence of God; for we seek not the empowerment of the worldlings
who base their power on love of self--diversity--tolerance of sin, and worldly means and ends--consensus-
synthesis--to measure their exercise of power--all in rebellion to God and His Way of Salvation; because
our victory in overcoming the world is not carnal, sensual, or material--though this too will come upon
Christ’s return, by the power of the sword of His word--but is Spiritual in that we are in the world but not
of it as we obey God’s commands that none should perish, but that all may come to the Saving knowledge
of Christ Jesus; and having the joy of realizing fully by faith the privileges of our Spiritual Life in our
ability to overcome all worldly influences unto Salvation; the victory which overcomes the world is faith,
for it is by believing that we are made one with Jesus, the Son of God, so that we partake of His victory
over the world, and have dwelling in us One greater than he who is in the world; survey the whole world,
and discover even one of whom it can be affirmed with Truth that he overcomes the world, who is not a
Christian, and endowed with this faith by God’s Spirit}. {Christ being the only begotten Son by generation,
we become begotten sons of God by regeneration and adoption; all to show mankind we need not fear the
cares of this world or death because Christ showed us the Way to live in this world; He showed us the
Truth of life in this world, He showed us the Way to the Truth to eternal Life; for He is the Way, the Truth,
and the Life in His being by nature as He is God in the flesh, Immanuel--there being no other Gospel by
which man may be Saved but in Jesus’ Name 1226.}
   And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water {by John the Baptist 1227} and by
shedding his blood on the cross--not by water only, but by water and blood {and His mission was
continued in the world as water--Christ’s Spirit in His Church--and His blood--Christ’s sin atoning blood--
as they both flowed out when His side was pierced on the cross; for God always reconciles totally, because
we are defiled inwardly and outwardly--inwardly by the pollution of sin in our nature for which our
cleansing needs be by the Spiritual water of the Holy Spirit indwelling, and outwardly by the guilt of sin
upon our persons in need of forgiveness so from this we must be purged by the atoning blood of Jesus’
sacrificial death on the cross--for all the world to see and acknowledge and to know that He and His
Kingdom of Heaven are not of this world; just as in the old ceremonial institutions of God when things
must be purified by water and blood; that this is He who came by water and blood; for only an act of God,
Immanuel, could atone for the punishment that we deserve for our sin; baptism, and Life--Holy Spirit--
death, and rebirth--Christ Jesus, God Incarnate--being the two termini of our Lord’s ministry as they are
termini for God’s creation from Gen 1:2 and 2:7, 23 to Rev 22:20, with God the Father in eternity
enveloping, nesting all--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos, God the Trinity; as we are baptized into His death
that we might rise reborn having eternal Life; for there was no witness to men when God created in the
beginning, but Christ Jesus is our Witness which unifies creation with God’s re-creation; for Christ Jesus is
Creator and Re-Creator 1228}. And the Spirit also gives us the testimony that this is true {that Christ entered
in once into the Holy of Holies with His own blood to atone once for all for the sin of mankind, that
whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord shall be Saved; and that He commanded men be baptized in
His Name and by the Holy Spirit}. So we have these three {Greek, in the masculine} witnesses--the Spirit,
the water, and the blood {Greek, in the neuter}--and all three agree {tending unto one result; all three, in
total, representing the Triune nature and Persons of the Godhead: God the Father as Pure Spirit, God the
Holy Spirit as water, and God the Son, Jesus Christ, as the blood 1229}. Since we believe human testimony,
surely we can believe {and receive} the testimony that comes from God {in His word by the Holy Spirit; for
Jesus the Christ fulfilled all prophesies in biblical Scripture concerning Him; and God can not deceive or be
deceived}. And God has testified about his Son {in His word, and at Jesus’ baptism, and by the Holy Spirit;
that Jesus Christ came in the flesh--Immanuel--to die for sin that men might have eternal Life}. All who
believe in the Son of God know that this is true {for God also testifies about His Son in the spirit of
believers by His indwelling Spirit and by their changed, Spirit-filled lives; for that which for unbelievers is
only external, is for believers experimental--experiential knowledge of God and His word and Truth; so do
not be deceived when human philosophy plays both ends against the middle or dialectically combines the
two--the world and God--for only God’s dialectic--His reconciliation, Synthesis, of the world through
Christ Jesus--is Truth and Reality; for then by His Spirit can born again believers know by experience the
reconciliation of things as they appear and things in themselves--the answer man does not desire for it is
too certain and too uncomplicated and simple, yet eternally and sublimely profound--by experience of the
Spirit of Christ in their lives; the Spirit of Christ bearing witness to our spirit that we are a child of God and
leading us in all Truth}. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t
believe what God has testified about his Son {about His sure plan of redemption and Salvation for man in
His word and throughout His creation unto re-creation}.
   And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son {essentially,
bodily, and operatively; for when in the Garden of Eden man’s eternal Life depended on the first Adam--
Christ being the Second Adam--the works or effort of man failed; but through Christ--Immanuel--by God’s
grace, eternal Life has been fulfilled in Jesus, God Incarnate, for whosoever will; and God’s witness is both
external--sensual--and internal--Spiritual--in that also God’s Holy Spirit, by His general grace, works in the
soul to bring men to their poorness in Spirit realizing their need for God and by various means insight into
Truth as their lives provide opportunity; such as no man has excuse for his choice in rejection of God’s
Salvation 1230}. So whoever has God’s Son has life {Life eternal}; whoever does not have his Son does not
have life {Life eternal; for Christ is eternal Life to us; as He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life so no man
can come to the Father but by Him; faith being the mean whereby the regenerate have Christ as a present
possession, and in having Him have Life in its germ and reality now by the Holy Spirit, and shall have Life
in its fully developed manifestation hereafter}….
   We know {experientially} that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the power
and control of the evil one {its thoughts, ways, methods, etc.; for mankind is divided into two great parties,
that which belongs to God and that which belongs to wickedness; Christian believers belonging to God, the
rest--the whole world and by far the major part--belonging to Satan, as God continually demolishes the
Devil’s dominion, and translates souls into the Kingdom of His dear Son; Satan the deceiver of the whole
world in its thoughts, ways, methods--the Babylonian world structure; as by God’s Spirit we discern Truth
from lies, and can see Satan’s lies manifest in life in this world and therefore we are not deceived unto
death, but know Truth unto Salvation 1231}. And we know {experientially, through the appropriation of
knowledge} that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true
God {as Immanuel in His Incarnation, and His presence now in believers, by His Spirit indwelling; for is
not Immanuel the Glory of God and God Incarnate the Word of God of the Old Testament 1232}. And now
we are in God because we are in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life {for
God the Father is indeed eternal Life as its Source, but the Son also is that eternal Life manifested; and we
believers by faith are united with God, Who is eternal Life itself; Christ being that eternal Life in Him
manifested for mankind, the Witness of God’s, by the Holy Spirit Who is our Earnest of heavenly Life
eternal 1233}.
   Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts {by keeping
yourselves from the world’s pantheon of gods and goddesses--heathen, pagan false god idols, and from
deceit--which keep us from seeking and finding our all in God for He is our All in all; for the moment we
cease to abide in Him that is true, in Jesus the Christ, we become part of the world that lieth in the wicked
one, given up to spiritual, if not in all places literal, idolatry; as Christ Jesus is the Only Express Image of
God’s Person which is sanctioned, the only true visible Manifestation of God, and all other representations
of God are forbidden as idols; and God is Pure Spirit so we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth 1234}.”
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   “The faith of the Christian believer had need to be well founded, and it is so; Christ brings his credentials
along with him.
   I. In the way and manner by which he came: This is he that came by water and blood (v. 6).
   1. We are inwardly and outwardly defiled. Inwardly, by the pollution of sin in our nature. For our
cleansing from this we need spiritual water. We are defiled outwardly by the guilt of sin upon our persons.
From this we must be purged by atoning blood.
   2. Both these ways of cleansing were represented in the old ceremonial institutions of God. Persons and
things must be purified by water and blood.
   3. Upon the death of Jesus Christ, his side being pierced with a soldier’s spear, out of the wound there
immediately issued water and blood. This the beloved apostle saw. Now this water and blood are
comprehensive of all that is necessary to our salvation. By the water our souls are washed and purified. By
the blood God is glorified, his law is honoured. By the blood we are justified, reconciled, and presented
righteous to God. The water and the blood then comprehend all things that can be requisite to our
salvation.” 133

   {So, be not deceived:}“Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed.” 134
   “And so, since God in his mercy has given us {Paul and Timothy} this wonderful ministry, we never give
up {because we have the liberty-giving Spirit of the Lord in us, and with unveiled face behold His glory;
for the sense of mercy received from God, makes men active for God 1235}. We reject all shameful and
underhanded methods. We do not try to trick anyone, and we do not distort the word of God {not walking
in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; not using the doctrines of the gospel to serve any
secular or carnal purpose as we see in Christendom in America and the world today; not explaining away
their force so as to palliate or excuse sin; not generalizing its precepts so as to excuse many in particular
circumstances from obedience, especially in that which most crossed their inclinations; not disguising those
parts of God’s word that would make us unpopular; affecting moderation in order to procure a larger
audience and more extensive support; not attacking prevalent and popular vices calling dissipation of mind
relaxation, and worldly and carnal pleasures innocent amusements--all of which are prevalent in America
and the world today 1236}. We tell the truth before God {using great plainness of speech, not confusing
dialectic}, and all who are honest know that {for we commend ourselves before every man’s conscience,
renouncing the hidden things of shame before God 1237}.
   If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing {for Christ’s
design by His gospel is to make a glorious discovery of God to the minds of men, whereas the design of the
Devil is to keep men in ignorance; the gospel in itself being quite plain and the eye of man capable of
seeing, if not for its being covered, veiled over so as not to be able to see 1238}. Satan, the god of this evil
{age of the} world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious

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      1 Jn 5:6 Bethany/Mt
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      Prov 12:19
light of the Good News that is shining upon them {as Satan uses the veil that blinded the Jewish mind to
blind the perishing--the veil of the fear of the law of God which ends in death--for if we falsely fear God’s
glory unto ourselves, we instead accept His law deceived upon us from Satan’s deceit; that the
enlightenment of believers would not be propagated to others unto Salvation 1239}. They don’t understand
the message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God {the Eikon, Image of
God in essence and nature as to the Person and Being of God; that same Image we, looking on it in the
mirror of the gospel, are changed by the Spirit; but this Image is not visible to those blinded by Satan; but
they are being deceived into seeing the image of the Beast, the Antichrist, worshipping it and taking its
mark unto eternal damnation in Hell; for Satan’s unholy trinitarian system of tyrannical rule has been
discontinuous in history in all times and places until its final manifestation in the world is destroyed upon
the coming of Christ Jesus in the clouds with power and great glory, Amen 1240}.” 135
                     “The earth is the {Absolute Sovereign} LORD’s, and everything in it.
                     The world and all its people belong to him {for He created them 1241}.
                                   For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas
                         and built it on the ocean depths {for stewardship by man 1242}.
   Who may climb the mountain of the LORD {but His Church, true and invisible, Jew and Gentile alike)}?
                             Who may stand in his holy place {in His presence 1243}?
    Only those whose hands and hearts are pure {conformed to the Image and will of God, born again by
                                               God’s Holy Spirit 1244},
   who do not worship idols {deceitfully; for their souls are not lifted up unto vanity and so their affections
                                          upon the things of this world 1245}
  and never tell lies {for they meet the prerequisites to worship God, by His Spirit of grace unto Salvation}.
                                       They will receive the LORD’s blessing
  and have right standing with God their savior {by faith believing; justified by the blood of Christ Jesus}.
                                       They alone may enter God’s presence
 and worship the God of Israel {God’s people, for they alone are the generations who seek Thy face and so
     are Thy chosen people--a remnant 1246}; this Psalm is also said to reflect Christ’s revealed Life from
 eternity to eternity, as we live in time between these two points in time until we see Him face to face as we
   are known shall we know, as well as Temple processions involving the Ark of the Covenant; for God’s
 word speaks of multiple applications in the material and the Spiritual realms simultaneously, all within the
   Historical and historical--real, actual, and prophetic--context of creation and re-creation found in God’s
                                            word, by His Spirit 1247}.” 136
                      {But because}“Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts.
  They have no fear of God to restrain them {only fear of physical death to constrain them from and against
                                 God; as they flaunt His loving, gracious mercy}.
                                                In their blind conceit,
   they cannot see how wicked they really are {for they flattereth themselves in their own eyes, until their
 iniquity be found out as it was in Lucifer; but until then, he goes on in sin thinking he does wisely and well
 for himself, and either does not see or will not own the evil and danger of his wicked practices; calling evil
      good and good evil; his licentiousness he pretends to be but his just liberty, his fraud passes for his
 prudence and policy, and his persecuting the people of God, he suggests to himself, is a piece of necessary
                             justice--is this not like today in America and the world}.
                                   Everything they say is crooked and deceitful.
                                   They refuse to act wisely or do what is good.
                                   They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots.



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      2 Cor 4:1-4
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      Ps 24:1-6
    Their course of action is never good {in the sight of God; for only by being justified in God’s sight by
 righteousness, the righteousness of God by imputation of the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus--being born again
                                                by faith believing}.
 They make no attempt to turn from evil {the fruit of denying God; but they delight and take pleasure in the
                                                evil of others}.” 137
                              {But}“All kings will bow before him {Christ Jesus},
                                      and all nations will serve him 1248.” 138
 “I {God} will not allow deceivers to serve me {idolaters who reject the lordship of My will in Christ Jesus
                                                by the Holy Spirit},
  and liars will not be allowed to enter my presence {thereby cleansing the Holy City, Jerusalem, and New
                                             Jerusalem to come}.” 139
                                   “Rescue me {my soul}, O LORD, from liars
 and from all deceitful people {who set themselves afar from God, but Whose arrows can strike their hearts
   with His conviction and His judgment, by His word, of His Spirit in Christ Jesus; that they might repent
                                               unto Salvation}.” 140
   “The people of Israel who survive {God’s remnant who did not worship Baal and Molech; actually the
same false god whose deceptive idolatry is of Satan 1249} will do no wrong to each other {loving both God
and his fellow man}, never telling lies or deceiving one another {nor bowing down to heathen, pagan gods
; but instead worshiping the One True God in Spirit and in Truth, having seen the One Whom they pierced-
-Messiah 1250}. They will live peaceful lives, lying down to sleep in safety; there will be no one to make
them afraid {in Zion, New Jerusalem to come; the restoration under Cyrus of the Jews transported under
Pharoah-necho to Egypt and Ethiopia, was an earnest of the future restoration under Christ}.” 141
   {Until then}“I trained them and made them strong, yet now they plot evil against me {rejecting My
revealed will for them, whether I chastised them or strengthened them; for their hearts were not right with
God}. They look everywhere except to heaven, to the Most High {Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos--God the
Trinity; instead, deceitfully, in an idolatrous search for help, pretending in dissimulation to seek God--a
double sin in the eyes of God; their carnal hearts coveting temporal mercies only, and dread no other but
temporal judgments 1251}.” 142
   “Israel surrounds me with lies and deceit {unabashedly pursuing idolatry before God}, but Judah still
walks {waywardly} with God and is faithful to the Holy One {for God was faithful to Judah as she yet
sinned in idolatry against Him in spite of all the prophetic warnings as far back as Moses and Joshua; Judah
still retaining the form of Godly worship, if not the pure substance, was also soon to be judged for
disobedience to God, by God 1252}.” 143
   “How long will this go on 1253? If they are prophets, they are prophets of deceit, inventing everything
they say {prophesiers of impious audacity; prophecy-mongers prophesying lies from the deceits of their
own hearts}. By telling these false dreams, they are trying to get my people to forget me, just as their
ancestors did by worshiping the idols of Baal {for by fathering their own fancies upon Divine inspiration,
these prophets bring all religion into contempt and make men turn atheists and infidels; but God will
oppose them 1254}.” 144



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      Ps 36:1-4
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      Ps 72:11
139
      Ps 101:7
140
      Ps 120:2
141
      Zeph 3:13
142
      Hos 7:15-16 part
143
      Hos 11:12
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      Jer 23:26-27
   “By making deceitful promises, he {the Antichrist} will make various {political and military} alliances.
With a mere handful of followers, he will become strong {for a time 1255}.” 145
   {But}“He {God’s smitten and afflicted, the Son of God} had done no wrong, and he never deceived
anyone {in idolatry, though He was characterized as such by the false Jewish religious leaders}. But he was
buried like a {poor} criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave {for He made His grave with the wicked--
those separated from God--but with the rich--and the Godly rich--in His death because He had done no
violence, instead He went about doing good; nor was deceit of idolatry ever in His mouth; for Jesus died
both spiritually and physically, much as we do, but His bodily separation from the Spirit of God--though
momentary--was vastly more excruciatingly painful than we can imagine 1256}.” 146
 {The foolishness of Christ’s crucifixion and God’s gospel, in the eyes of the world, notwithstanding} “He
                                   made the earth by his {omnipotent} power,
  and he preserves it by his {omniscient} wisdom {in particular His government of the inhabited surface of
                   the globe, in His wondrous system of providence of history continuing}.
                                        He has stretched out the heavens
                                              by his understanding.
                                When he speaks, there is thunder in the heavens.
                                   He causes the clouds to rise over the earth.
                                       He sends the lightning with the rain
                                   and releases the wind from his storehouses.
    Compared to him, all people are foolish {for want of Real Knowledge of God and His Spiritual Truth
                                            concerning eternal Life}
                and have no knowledge at all {for it is vain imaginings only, and not of God}!
                           They make idols, but the idols will disgrace their makers,
                                               for they are frauds.
   They have no life or power in them {whereas Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos is the One and only Living
                                                      God}.
                                 Idols are worthless; they are lies {and deceit}!
 The time is coming when they will all be destroyed {convincing those by His judgments who would not be
                                convinced by His word that He Is God over all}.
 But the God of Israel is no idol {He is no tribal god of man’s vain traditions, but He is the God of creation:
                                                God the Trinity}!
                                   He is the Creator of everything that exists,
                               including his people, his own special possession.
                                    The LORD Almighty is his name 1257!” 147

   “For the word of God {as is the Logos Tou Theou} is full of living power {the living, creative,
efficacious energy of God 1258}. It is sharper {more cutting} than the sharpest knife {even a two edged
sword}, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires {even into the intents--the mental
conceptions of our intellectual intelligence of our minds and our affections of our consciences--of our
hearts}. It exposes us for what we really are {piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and
of the joints and marrow, in judgment if not unto Salvation; for if we diligently seek after God, He will give
us His promised rest in this world and the world to come, by His Spirit 1259}. Nothing in all creation can
hide from him {for He is omnipresent}. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes {a critic of the
propensities and suggestions of the heart}. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have
done.” 148

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      Dan 11:23
146
      Is 53:9
147
      Jer 51:15-19
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      Heb 4:12
   “And now you also have heard the truth, the Good News {gospel} that God saves you. And when you
believed in Christ, he identified {and simultaneously sealed} you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit
{of promise}, whom he promised long ago {signifying you as a possession of God under His Divine
protection, guaranteeing your Salvation; the Holy Spirit being the object or content of the promise that was
given, the earnest and foretaste of our inheritance 1260}.” 149
   “So we don’t look at the troubles {or things} we can see right now {nor make them our aim or object of
concern or pursuit}; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen {what we by faith hope for
because promised by God’s word in love by His Spirit}. For the troubles {and things} we see will soon be
over {for they are temporal--ephemeral and evanescent}, but the {Spiritual} joys to come will last forever
{abiding eternally; for afflictions in this life may be means of preparing us for glory if, during them, we
receive grace to Save our soul; but afflictions of themselves have no Spiritual nor Saving tendency, instead
they sour the unregenerate mind and affections and cause murmurings against the dispensations of Divine
providence 1261}.” {“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:
for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (KJV)} 150
   {So now} “There are three things that will endure--faith, hope, and love {and they abideth eternally as
God’s true logical reasonings and dialectics of joy and peace, the harmonious obedience of God’s word
unto Salvation--born again of the Spirit of God, His new creation, His new species, for}--and the greatest
of these is love {for Jesus, God, Is Love--the True Synthesis we seek as God reconciles all creation unto
Himself through Jesus the Christ; faith being towards God, hope on behalf of ourselves, and love to God
creates in us love towards our neighbor--for God first loved us--for these virtues, the three principle graces
from God, outlast Spiritual gifts, consequently, cultivate them more earnestly; as faith changes into vision
and hope into possession, abiding to live again unceasingly; God’s love being the greatest force in the
universe, and its true source and clearest expression is Golgotha--Jesus the Christ, Immanuel, and Him
crucified--God’s fulfilling of His Law 1262.” {Even hereafter faith in the sense of trust in God abideth; also
hope, in relation to ever new joys in prospect, and at the anticipation of ever increasing blessedness, sure
never to be disappointed; but love alone in every sense abideth; our soul in that eternal state, it will ever, in
respect to God, be limited in its powers, and must be improved and expanded by the communications of the
Supreme Being; hence it will have infinite glories in the nature of God to apprehend by faith, to anticipate
by hope, and enjoy by love; it is therefore the greatest of the three, as also because it presupposes faith,
which without love and its consequent works is dead; love being the image of God in the soul 1263}. 151



                    Chapter III: Tactics and Methods of the Babylonians in Babylonia:

 Deceitful, insidious, pervasive, and efficacious--yet prophesied in Biblical Scripture, the inerrant
Word of God the Trinity--and fore-ordained to be turned to good for those who love Jesus and accept
                       God’s call according to His plan. 179 (179-257=78 pgs.)




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      II Cor 4:18
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      I Cor 13:13
   “The human heart {man’s inner being, from which spring his will, reason, and action; without his spirit
enlivened with God’s Holy Spirit indwelling, communing} is most deceitful and desperately wicked {and
corrupt, akob halleb, supplanting--tortuous--full of windings, dialectical--insidious; calling evil good and
good evil--calling Truth a lie, and lies truth--for sin is a disease of the heart; and deceit comes from a root,
supplanting, tripping up insidiously by the heel from which Jacob took his name and Lucifer’s opposition
against Christ Jesus sprang, as Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos reveals to us in the Garden, is branded and
named for all born again believers so as to discern Satanic deceit in the world unto Salvation; as Jacob
repented from his deceitful ways, Satan will be punished in eternity for his, as each represents those who
choose God or Satan thereby sealing their eternal state either with God or without God 1264}. Who really
knows how bad it is {for it is distressed beyond all things and it hides itself from itself so that its owner
does not even know it; and the heart without God is the worst enemy the fallen creature can have; for only
by God’s Spirit indwelling to reveal ourselves to ourselves can we truly know ourselves as only God can
know and reveal to us, as we agree with God we are sinners in need of a Savior; so be not deceived, the so-
called science of psychology holds no Saving answers for born again believers; it can only deceitfully
describe the natural sinful man and tie its remedies to pagan cultural behavioral norms resulting in its
adherents and patients dying in their sin as they dialectic their way to Gehenna denying God’s word and
refusing the only Salvation in Christ Jesus and Him crucified}? But I know {for God knows men who
supplant Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos for trust in man or their own heart, and then think to deceive God
as if it could escape His notice, that it is in man, not in Him they trust; as the heart is supplanting--tortuous-
-full of windings, and insidious; and therefore our hopes and fears rise or fall according as second causes
smile or frown}! I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives {for I alone Am Knower of the
heart of man, so in Him may we come to know our heart; yea may we be born again and be given a new
heart for God by His Holy Spirit; and so to My believers I reveal themselves to them, for their
sanctification that they might be the image of Christ; for without God’s Holy Spirit to reveal ourselves to us
in the process of renewing our minds, together with our conscience which instead of rectifying the errors of
the other faculties, is itself a mother of falsehood and a ring-leader in the delusion, we can not know our
actions in an hour of temptation nor that of others, nor can we depend therefore on them; so depend on God
the Trinity for we can trust in Him 1265}. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their
actions deserve {as God, in His loving gracious mercy, tries the reins of men, as they trust in man, not
God; as they trust in their own heart; that they may realize their need for Him unto Salvation 1266}.’
   Like a bird that hatches eggs she has not laid, so are those who get their wealth by unjust means {by
vanity and a lying tongue they obtained their wealth not according to the righteousness of God, but put their
hope in them never receiving joy in them thereby}. Sooner or later they will lose their riches and, at the
end of their lives, will become poor old fools {a fool all the way through, as they lose their souls to get
wealth, and this wealth they never enjoyed 1267.
   But we worship at your throne {the Throne of Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos; as do all born again
believers by faith}--eternal, high, and glorious {receiving Your grace, and therefore are wise in the latter
end and will have comfort of it in death and to eternity 1268}! O LORD, the hope of Israel {both historical
and Spiritual 1269}, all who turn away from you will be disgraced and shamed {those who seek false objects
of trust, of the unholy trinitarian religion of Satan, in the high places for sin; instead of trusting in God and
fleeing to His sanctuary as the True Object of confidence 1270}. They will be buried in a dry and dusty grave
{and shall be consigned to eternal oblivion; as names written in dust--instead of God’s Lamb’s Book of
Life--are obliterated by a very slight wind; for their hopes and celebrity are wholly in the earth 1271}, for
they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living water {of eternal Life 1272}.” 152
   “Oh, that my {Jeremiah’s} eyes were a fountain of tears; I would weep forever! I would sob day and
night for my people who have been slaughtered 1273. Oh, that I could go away and forget them and live in a
shack in the desert, for they are all adulterous {idolatrous} and treacherous 1274.
   ‘My {God’s} people bend their tongues like bows to shoot lies {the false prophets told the people that
there was no desolation at hand; the people believed them, made no preparation for their defense, did not
return to the Lord; and the sword came and destroyed them; as a man’s sin will that is not born again by
God’s Holy Spirit instead believing in the deceptive dialectic of diversity, tolerance, and consensus-
synthesis of Satan; that they may hold opposing truths at the same time instead of choosing consciously,
having still made their choice by omission instead of commission--a choice nonetheless 1275}. They refuse
to stand up for the truth {for they rely on their tongue for their weapon of deceit upon the earth, not faith in
My word; so they do not prevail by Truth or faith 1276}. And they only go from bad to worse {from evil to
evil, from one degree of sin to another; for no one reaches the height of vice at once, but they began with
equivocating, but at last came to downright lying}! They {know not Me; they} care nothing for me,’ says
the LORD 1277.
   ‘Beware of your neighbor! Beware of your brother! They all take advantage of one another and spread
their slanderous lies {from which we derive buyer beware as a principle of life, albeit sinful in origin and
nature because it is invoked as a palliative or as a warning that predatory business practices are expected
and in large measure condoned in our Babylonian economic system in America and the world today}. They
all fool and defraud each other; no one tells the truth {for they are unfaithful to God, so they are utterly
supplanting and unfaithful to their fellow men; thinking nothing of sincerity and common honesty and
gratitude; piling one evil upon another, one lie upon another 1278}. With practiced tongues they tell lies;

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they wear themselves out with all their sinning {for they labor painstakingly to act perversely for sin is a
hard bondage while Christ’s burden is light 1279}. They pile lie upon lie {they become wearied with their
sinful pursuits and yet not weary of them} and utterly refuse to come to me,’ says the LORD {for their
ignorance of Me is willful and filled with deceit; they not only are unfaithful to God’s Truth, but are
cowards in defending it; as thy habitation is in the midst of deceit, all about thee are addicted to it; therefore
stand upon thy guard; as they will speak peaceably to their neighbors, against whom they are at the same
time lying in wait; as Joab kissed Abner when he was about to kill him and as Judas Ischariot identified
Jesus before He was apprehended--from which we get the mafia kiss of death; because fair words, when
they are not attended with good intentions, are despicable, but, when they are intended as a cloak and cover
for wicked intentions, they are abominable; and as the Roman Catholic church falsely employs the kissing
of the Pope’s ring, Peter’s statue, etc.; for we are only to kiss the Son of God, Immanuel, Christ Jesus unto
Salvation--to adore and worship Him; as we see yet another wanton example of un-Spiritual understanding
in that the literal, material understanding is employed in religious acts and misappropriated while the true
Spiritual meaning is wanting for lack of desire to know God and His Truth Who is Christ Jesus 1280}.
   Therefore, the LORD Almighty says, ‘See, I will melt them in a crucible and test them like metal
{burning them in the furnace of affliction and calamity, to see if this will be a means of purging away their
sinful dross 1281}. What else can I do with them? For their tongues aim lies like poisoned arrows. They
promise peace to their neighbors while planning to kill them {for in their heart they layeth an ambush 1282}.
Should I not punish them for this?’ asks the LORD. ‘Should I not avenge myself against a nation such as
this {for those who will not know God as their Lawgiver shall be made to know him as their Judge; but
because they are thus corrupt, behold, some shall be refined and God will melt them and try them, and see
whether the furnace of affliction will purify them to repentance, whereas the rest will be ruined; as the
alchemy of the sorcerer is but a literal, material un-Spiritual deceit of this Spiritual Truth and a substitute
and rejection of God 1283}?’” 153
   {Therefore} “For I {Paul, an Apostle of Christ} am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ {for
the Scripture saith, whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed; i.e., they shall neither be
confounded nor disappointed of their hope 1284}. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who
believes {and who are in the process of believing}--Jews first and also Gentiles {as they constantly
respond to the gospel in trust and belief; for without the power of God, the gospel is but a dead letter
because it is to those, and those only, that by faith believe in God and His Son--Immanuel--by the Holy
Spirit; for the long-expected Messiah proves the light to enlighten the Gentiles, as well as the glory of His
people Israel; as the almighty power of God accompanies this preaching to the souls of them that believe,
and the consequence is they are Saved; and what but the power of God can save a fallen, sinful soul; as we
believe, pisteuo, in the content of the gospel and as we trust or personally commit to another person, to the
extent of handing one’s self wholly, fully to another person--the Person of Jesus Christ, Immanuel, by the
Holy Spirit; such that we become totally involved in the eternal truths taught by Him and about Him, with
its ensuing moral earnestness and a dedication and consecration apparent in every aspect of life 1285}. This
Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight {with a God-kind of righteousness so we may
come boldly before His throne with fear and meekness, humbly; for we may reckon him a Christian indeed
that is neither ashamed of the gospel nor a shame to it; as the gospel of Christ is the righteousness of God;
for God’s law was but intended to lead the Jewish nation out of heathen, pagan worship into the true
worship of God in Christ, by the Holy Spirit; so those who seek their own salvation through works of
righteousness of any law--not submitting themselves unto the Righteousness of God to be Saved in God’s
Way which is the best Means to the best eternal End--instead invent and adhere in opposition in the ways
and means invented by the fancies or prejudices of men and Satan; whereas a righteous man, of true
wisdom, knows most and acts best by God’s Spirit 1286}. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith
{from the first faith, by which we are put into a justified state, to after faith, by which we live; from faith
engrafting us into Christ, to faith deriving virtue from Him as our root; for born again believers walk with

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God daily, from faith to faith, in hope, always in Love; with faith as their starting point and faith the goal;
as we grow in the Lord from one degree of faith to another 1287}. As the Scriptures say, ‘It is through faith
that a righteous {justified and sanctified 1288} person has life {for the just by faith, shall live--as he alone
that is justified by faith shall be Saved, and in no other Way, for there is no other Way; as God bestows by
imputation to by faith believers the God-kind of righteousness; for God’s gospel of Jesus Christ is not a
system of philosophy or a code of ethics; but by justification of believers as the Way: for therein is the
Righteousness of God revealed; that which will show us the Way of Salvation must needs show us the Way
of justification; for the gospel is by God’s Righteousness, not by any man’s own works of any law lest that
man should boast in his false self and deceive himself from the Salvation so graciously offered by God
through His Son--Immanuel--by the Holy Spirit; for we must not forget, faith is a gift of God’s grace, lest
Salvation by faith be falsely married to self righteousness as it surely would but for the Truth the very faith
that Saves us is not of our doing or source, but from and of God--for He is our All in all; worship and
praise, blessed be our God, our loving Abba Father 1289}.” {Even as God used the Greek dikaios for a
righteous man, modern day feminists have taken on the name dike for homosexual women--as in Acts 28:4
in which the term is applied to Dike, the goddess of un-Godly, superstitious justice; therefore feminizing
God’s Truth, in which Salvation is for any person whosoever will of either sex, to lifting up the status of
homosexual women and the role of Satan’s female pagan goddess idol; all part of the deceit of Satan to
supplant the feminine Truth of the nature of born again believers and Christ’s Church, and the evil nature of
idolatry; and it supports the fundamental theme of biblical Scripture involving the unholy trinity and the
coming Antichrist, the False Prophet, and the Mark of the Beast--all but a reflection of the spiritual battle
waged by Satan’s human minions with the Dragon manipulating all the while; for to believe homosexual
women are representatives of divine justice is to undermine much of the fundamental Truth of God’s word-
-certainly this is Satan’s tactic and strategy. For be not deceived, the righteous judgment--dike--of God is
their reward 1290} 154
   And we now see Satan’s tactics and methods of deception; this time attempting to tempt and deceive
Jesus in the wilderness just after He was baptized by John the Baptist, by God’s Holy Spirit. For Satan
foolishly thinks to himself; if I could only turn Jesus to my side I would defeat the plan of Salvation of
God, Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos. But he is no match for Immanuel--God with us! Who is Jehovah
Elohim-Kurios Theos in a body formed by God after the likeness of sinful flesh. And God’s plan of
Salvation, which is in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, continues apace until the Day of the Lord be nigh and
the reconciliation of man and nature to God in New Jerusalem be fulfilled after Christ’s Millennial Reign.
Satan’s plan to bring Jesus to sin against God and thereby render Him forever incapable of being a
Sacrifice for the sin of man having been thwarted and defeated by the Word of God. For in Satan’s
narcissism he thought this man was no God and certainly not God Incarnate. I pray thee be not deceived,
for God will not be mocked. Jesus the Christ is God the Son, the very Triune God of which He is the
Second Person of the Godhead partaking of that same Spirit of God Who is God.
   “Then {immediately after Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist and God’s Holy Spirit 1291} Jesus was led
out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the {slandering} Devil {to be proved by
being tried and tested by the Devil, Jesus the Christ having no sin in Him to tempt Himself 1292; the Devil
seeing an opportunity to entice Jesus to evil and sin lied in wait setting himself in opposition to Him 1293;
but demonstrating Jesus the Christ in voluntary submission to the Father during His earthly ministry, just as
we believers are to be submitted to God’s will by His Spirit unto meekness and boldness; though the
perfect union of the Divine nature and human likeness in Christ’s Person made the outcome of the
temptation certain, for God can never sin; God again is showing us by example, for He never requires of us
that which He Himself--Immanuel--is not only willing to do but has already done for us whom He loves
1294
     }. For forty days and forty nights {a time period symbolic of testing by God even before the three
specific temptations afterwards recorded 1295} he ate nothing and became very hungry {for He after the 40
days and nights of fasting was afterward an hungered; He not needing to fast for mortification, yet He

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fasted for our example and that we should have no excuse; for God always what is unnecessary for
Himself, but is always sufficient for us to know Him unto Salvation in all dispensations 1296}. Then the
Devil came and said to him, ‘If {if setting up the logical format of the temptation} you are the Son of God,
{then} change these stones into loaves of bread {Satan tempts Jesus with the sin of pride to distrust the
Divine providence and rely on one’s own resources and make use of illicit means to supply thy
necessities}.’
   But Jesus told him, ‘No {for Jesus the Christ was not on earth to serve Himself, but God’s will for the
benefit of mankind, demonstrating His humility and His servanthood--as our Example; also showing
logical form alone is of no value, even detrimental to us, without God’s Syllogism; for without God’s
premises and conclusions and reasonings, logic is but a means of Satan to entangle us, restrict us, and
deceive us into vain dialectical argumentation to his glory and defeat of our witness for God; for the
world’s vain logic is temporal, God’s eternal; as Godly rationality is un-Godly irrationality and un-Godly
rationality is Godly irrationality}! The Scriptures say {for it is written},
   ‘People need more than bread for their life,
      they must feed on every word {rhema in Greek/dabar in Hebrew which means not only a word spoken,
but also thing, purpose, appointment ; that proceedeth out of the mouth 1297} of God’ {for the battle is not
material--of flesh and bone--but Spiritual--with beings and principalities in the spiritual realm battling for
our souls, not our earthly lives; the Source of Bread--God--being more important than bread itself, for this
suffering of Jesus in the flesh was God’s will--more than life on earth itself; for was not all this intended to
show that God’s Kingdom on earth was to be Spiritual and Living, not in meat and drink; but
righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; as God purposes the welfare of His creatures--all His
appointments are calculated to promote this though not always apparent to men in their midst without the
Holy Spirit by faith believing that we need not take the law into our own hands because by waiting for
Divine supply, nothing doubting that at the fitting time--for God is always on time, His time--it will arrive
by faith; as God turns all things to good to them who love God and are called according to His purpose
1298
     }.” 155
   “First, ‘Thou has now an occasion to question whether thou be the Son of God or no; for can it be, that
the Son of God, who is Heir of all things, should be reduced to such straits? Either God is not thy Father, or
he is a very unkind one.’ a. The great thing Satan aims at, in tempting good people, is to overthrow their
relation to God as a Father. b. Outward afflictions, wants and burdens, are the great arguments Satan uses
to make the people of God question their sonship. They know how to answer this temptation, who can say
with holy Job, Though he slay me, though he starve me, yet I will trust in him, and love him as a Friend. c.
The Devil aims to shake our faith in the word of God. Has God said that thou are his beloved Son? Surely
he did not say so; or if he did it is not true. d. The Devil carries on his designs very much by possessing
people with hard thoughts of God, as if he were unkind, or unfaithful.
   Secondly, ‘Thou hast now an opportunity to show that thou art the Son of God. If thou art the Son of
God, prove it by this, command that these stones’ (a heap of which, probably, lay now before him) ‘be
made bread,’ v. 3. He does not say, Pray to thy Father that he would turn them into bread; but command it
to be done; thy Father hath forsaken thee, set up for thyself, and be not beholden to him. The Devil is for
nothing that is humbling, but everything that is assuming. {And so we see Satan playing both ends against
the middle, Middle Who is Christ Jesus. To catch the souls of men coming and going. Always to deceive
them one way or the other. For his is a kingdom divided against itself, the end of which is the eternal
destruction of the souls of men. The so-called law of synthesis at work in Satan’s deception.}
   (2) See how this temptation was resisted and overcome.
   [1] Christ refused to comply with it. He would not command these stones to be made bread; not because
he could not; but he would not. And why would he not? At first view, the thing appears justifiable enough,
and the truth is, the more plausible a temptation is, and the greater appearance there is of good in it, the
more dangerous it is. This matter would bear a dispute, but Christ was soon aware of the snake in the grass,

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and would not do anything, First, That looked like questioning the truth of the voice he heard from heaven.
Secondly, That looked like distrusting his Father’s care of him. Thirdly, That looked like setting up for
himself, and being his own carver; or, Fourthly, That looked like gratifying Satan, by doing a thing at his
motion. {As we too should give no occasion to deception for those who perpetrate it seek legitimacy in our
response. For such will sooner than later lead you from the Truth to dialectic, the master of which is the
Devil. And we are no match for him without the leading of the Holy Spirit of God and His word, Word.}
   [2] He was ready to reply to it (v. 4); He answered and said, It is written. This is observable, that Christ
answered and baffled all the temptations of Satan with, It is written. He put honour upon the scripture, and,
to set us an example, he appealed to what was written in the law. The word of God is the sword of the
Spirit, the only offensive weapon in all the Christian armoury (Eph. vi. 17).
   This answer, as all the rest, is taken out of the book of Deuteronomy, which signifies the second law, and
in which there is very little ceremonial; the Levitical sacrifices and purifications, though of divine
institution, could not drive away Satan, but moral precepts and evangelical promises, mixed with faith,
these are mighty, through God, for the vanquishing of Satan. The reason given why God fed the Israelites
with manna is, because he would teach them that man shall not live by bread alone. This Christ applies to
his own case. The Devil would have him question his sonship, because he was in straits; no, says he, Israel
was God’s son, and it follows there (Deut. viii 5), As a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God
chasteneth thee. Christ, being a Son, thus learns obedience {not for His sake, but for ours, as our
Example}. The Devil would have him distrust his Father’s love and care. The Devil would have him, as
soon as he began to be hungry, immediately look out for supply. God will have his children, when they
want, not only to wait on him, but to wait for him. The Devil would have him to supply himself with bread.
‘No,’ says Christ, ‘what need is there of that? Man may live without bread, as Israel in the wilderness lived
forty years upon manna.’ Any word proceeding out of the mouth of God, anything that God shall order and
appoint for that end, will be as good a livelihood for man as bread, and will maintain him as well. As we
may have bread, and yet not be nourished, if God deny his blessing (for though bread is the staff of life, it is
God’s blessing that is the staff of bread), so we may want bread, and yet be nourished some other way. As
in our greatest abundance we must not think to live without God, so in our greatest straits we must learn to
live upon God. Let us learn of Christ here to be at God’s finding, rather than at our own. Jehovah-jireh;
some way or other the Lord will provide. It is better to live poorly upon the fruits of God’s goodness, than
live plentifully upon the products of our own sin.
   2. He tempted him to presume upon his Father’s power and protection. See what a restless and unwearied
adversary the Devil is!” 156
   “Then the Devil took him to {the Holy City of 1299} Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and
said, ‘If you are the Son of God, {then} jump off! For the Scriptures say,
   ‘He orders his angels to protect you.
And they will hold you with their hands
     to keep you from striking {dashing; for Satan was only to bruise His heel in God’s will and plan of
Salvation} your foot on a stone {deceptively using Ps 91:11-12 to get Jesus to foolishly adhere to vain
logical argumentation not of God; instead, Jesus saw through to the motive and intent of Satan’s heart and
thereby answered his deceit with God’s word of Truth, with His double edged sword; for through the
unparalleled subtlety of Satan, the very means we made use of to repel one temptation may be used by him
as the groundwork of another; and, of course, Satan leaves out of his quote of Ps 91:11 that second half of
the verse ‘to keep thee in all thy ways’ thus subtracting from God’s word; because to have quoted this
would have pointed to God, and obedience of His commands, as the Source of the promised protection,
divulging our duty in His promise; for without God’s complete word, and nothing more or less, we have
vain deceit 1300}.’
   Jesus responded, ‘The Scriptures also say {for it is written}, ‘Do not test the Lord your God {Jesus the
Christ did not argue with Satan about the missing half of verse 11, because either way, His response from

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Deuteronomy was applicable in that if we by faith believe, we will not doubt and thus put God to the test as
though we know His will, much less submit to it, in our fear of this world and its afflictions God uses to
refine us, sanctifying us; nor should we then create danger or dire need for God’s security to glorify
ourselves for in breaking this command of God we forfeit the right to expect preservation; as God’s word
by the Holy Spirit delivers born again believers from falling prey to the Devils’ dialectic of deceit, if we do
not engage ourselves in it 1301}.’” 157
  “Now in this second attempt we may observe,
   (1) What the temptation was, and how it was managed. In general, finding Christ so confident of his
Father’s care of him, in point of nourishment, he endeavours to draw him to presume upon that care in
point of safety. Nor are any extremes more dangerous than those of despair and presumption, especially in
the affairs of our souls. Some who have obtained a persuasion that Christ is able and willing to save them
from their sins, are then tempted to presume that he will save them in their sins.
   Now in this temptation we may observe,....
   [1] Now observe, First, How submissive Christ was, in suffering himself to be hurried thus, that he
might let Satan do his worst and yet conquer him {for Satan can only deceive men to reject Christ Jesus,
which is the goal of his tactics and methods-means; which he was successful in accomplishing only to be
defeated again by God’s word which prophesied the very crucifixion Satan vainly attributed to his efforts;
as Christ showed us we need not fear he who can destroy the body but not the soul, but fear He, God, Who
can destroy both soul and body in Hell (Mt 10:28)}. How comfortable is it, that Christ, who let loose this
power of Satan against himself, does not in like manner let it loose against us, but restrains it, for he knows
our frame! Secondly, How subtle the Devil was, in the choice of the place for his temptations. He fixes him
on a public place in Jerusalem.... There he might make himself remarkable, and prove himself the Son of
God...before the multitudes....
(a) High places are so; they are slippery places. God casts down, that he may raise up; the Devil raises up,
that he may cast down. (b) High places in the church are, in a special manner, dangerous. They who excel
in gifts, who are in eminent stations, and have gained great reputation, have need to keep humble. Those
that stand high are concerned to stand fast.
   [2] How he moved it; ‘If thou be the Son of God, now show thyself to the world, and prove thyself to be
so; cast thyself down, and then,’ First, ‘Thou wilt be admired, as under the special protection of heaven.’
Secondly, ‘Thou wilt be received, as coming with a special commission from heaven. All Jerusalem will see
and acknowledge, not only that thou art more than a man, but that thou art that Messenger, that Angel of the
covenant, that should suddenly come to the temple (Mal. iii. 1).
   Observe, The Devil said, Cast thyself down. The Devil could not cast him down. The power of Satan is
limited power; hitherto he shall come, and no further. The Devil can but persuade, he cannot compel; he
can but say, Cast thyself down; he cannot cast us down. Therefore let us not hurt ourselves, and then,
blessed be God, no one else can hurt us, Prov. ix. 12. {Yet another place in Scripture that reveals the pagan,
doctrine of demons, notion of the Nephilim to be just that! Praise God for the Holy Spirit Who will lead us
into all Truth and keep us mindful of God’s word and from the Devil’s deceit 1302.}
   [3] How he backed this motion with a scripture; For it is written, He shall give his angels charge
concerning thee. But is Saul also among the prophets? Is Satan so well versed in scripture, as to be able to
quote it so readily? It seems, he is. Note, It is possible for a man to have his head full of scripture-notions,
and his mouth full of scripture-expressions, while his heart is full of reigning enmity to God and all
goodness.
   First, There was something right. It is true, there is such a promise of the ministration of the angels, for
the protection of the saints. The devil knows it by experience. The angels guard the saints for Christ’s sake,
Rev. vii. 5, 11.
   Secondly, There was a great deal wrong in it; and perhaps the devil had a particular spite against this
promise, and perverted it, because it often stood in his way, and baffled his mischievous designs against the

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saints. See here, 1. How he misquoted it; and that was bad. The promise is, They shall keep thee; but how?
In all thy ways; not otherwise; if we go out of our way, out of the way of our duty, we forfeit the promise,
and put ourselves out of God’s protection. It is good for us upon all occasions to consult the scriptures
themselves, and not to take things upon trust. 2. How he misapplied it; and that was worse. This promise is
firm, and stands good; but the devil made an ill use of it, when he used it as an encouragement to presume
upon the divine care. But shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? throw ourselves down, that the
angels may bear us up? God forbid.
   (2) How Christ overcame this temptation; he resisted and overcame it, as he did the former, with, It is
written. The Devil’s abusing of scripture did not prevent Christ from using it, but he presently urges, Deut.
vi 16, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. In the place whence it is quoted, it is in the plural number,
You shall not tempt; here it is singular, Thou shalt not. We are then likely to get good by the word of God,
when we hear and receive general promises as speaking to us in particular.
   If Christ should cast himself down, it would be the tempting of God, [1] As it would be requiring a
further confirmation of that which was so well confirmed. Christ was abundantly satisfied that God was
already his Father, and took care of him. [2] As it would be requiring a special preservation of him, in
doing that which he had no call to. If we expect that because God has promised not to forsake us, therefore
he should follow us out of the way of our duty; that because he has promised to supply our wants, therefore
he should humour us, and please our fancies; this is presumption, this is tempting God. This is to affront
him whom we ought to honour. We must never promise ourselves any more than God has promised us.” 158
   “Next the Devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain {for on high places does the Devil induce
heathen pagans to worship his idols} and {preternaturally in a vision} showed him {all the kingdoms and}
the nations of the world and all their glory {including all the kingdoms of the world’s ages; for Satan is the
god of this fallen age and the prince of the power of the air, Satan being able to exercise sway over earthly
kingdoms although as a usurper and within limits 1303}. ‘I will give it all to you {that which is promised to
Christ Jesus in a far more glorious fashion and only awaits God’s perfect timing to claim; Satan tempting
Jesus with the sin of envy 1304},’ he said, ‘if you will only kneel down and worship me {idolatry, worship of
creation instead of the Creator--God; for such a sole monstrous condition no Scripture could be found, so
Satan now ceases to present his temptations under the mask of piety, and he stands out unblushingly as the
rival of God Himself in his claims on the homage of men; having despaired of success as an angel of light,
he throws off all disguise, and with a splendid bribe solicits Divine honor; thereby exemplifying passive
aggressive, co-dependant relationship progression of behavior toward Jesus, though Christ Jesus be not of
these; thus revealing Satan’s ultimate unmasking to come as he, having possessed Antichrist, sets himself
up in the temple in Jerusalem of God declaring himself above all gods, even the Most High God 1305}.’
   ‘Get out of here, Satan {get thee hence, back to your own place; a rebuke of Satan by the Divine
authority of Christ Jesus, for seeking lordship of Jesus, and attempting to supplant God; and this applies to
believers who but by calling on the Name of Jesus the Christ can cause Satan to flee; for in our flesh and
fear we might be tempted to appease Satan rather than to cause him to flight}.’ Jesus told him. ‘For the
Scriptures say {it is written},
   ‘You must worship the Lord your God;
     serve only him {for worship implies service, to Satan, so we must not worship Satan for we are his
servants, his slaves and to sin and eternal death if we do 1306}.’
   Then the Devil went away {till a season 1307}, and angels came and cared for Jesus {Jesus the Christ
being victorious against the temptations Satan directed against His human likeness and servant nature, thus
He demonstrates how we are to resist the Devil and he will flee; for believers with the Holy Spirit
indwelling, and with the whole armor of God and His word, can likewise resist the Devil successfully; but
if we indulge him in his forte, dialectical deceit, we will be routed and misused for his purposes 1308}.” 159


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   “3. He tempted him to the most black and horrid idolatry, with the proffer of the kingdoms of the world,
and the glory of them. (1) The worst temptation was reserved for the last. Whatever temptation we have
been assaulted by, still we must prepare for worse.
   In this temptation, we may observe,
   [1] What he showed him--all the kingdoms of the world. In order to this, he took him to an exceeding
high mountain.... His taking him up into a high mountain, was but to humour the thing, and to colour the
delusion; in which yet the blessed Jesus did not suffer himself to be imposed upon, but saw through the
cheat. Hence, observe, concerning Satan’s temptations, that, First, They often come in at the eye. The first
sin began in the eye, Gen iii. 6. We have therefore need to make a covenant with our eyes, and to pray that
God would turn them away from beholding vanity. Secondly, That temptations commonly take rise from the
world, and the things of it. Thirdly, That it is a great cheat which the devil puts upon poor souls, in his
temptations. He deceives, and so destroys; he imposes upon men with shadows and false colours; shows the
world and the glory of it, and hides from men’s eyes the sin and sorrow and death which stain the pride of
all this glory. Fourthly, That the glory of the world is the most charming temptation to the unthinking and
unwary, and that by which men are most imposed upon. The pride of life is the most dangerous snare (just
as Satan tempted Eve with the three deadly sins, so does he here tempt Jesus the Christ).
   [2] What he said to him (v. 9); All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me,
See,
   First, How vain the promise was. All these things will I give thee. He seems to take it for granted that in
the former temptations he had in part gained his point. ‘Come,’ says he, ‘it seems that the God whose Son
thou thinkest thyself to be deserts thee, and starves thee--a sign that he is not thy Father; but if thou wilt be
ruled by me, I will provide better for thee than so: own me for thy father, and ask my blessing, and all this
will I give thee.’ Satan makes an easy prey of men, when he can persuade them to think themselves
abandoned of God. The fallacy of this promise lies in that, All this will I give thee. The devil’s baits are all a
sham; they are shows and shadows with which he deceives. The nations of the earth had been long before,
promised to the Messiah; if he be the Son of God, they belong to him. We must take heed of receiving even
that which God hath promised, out of the devil’s hand.
   Secondly, How vile the condition was; If thou wilt fall down, and worship me. The devil is fond of being
worshipped. What temptation could be more hideous, more black? The best of saints may be tempted to the
worst of sins. This is their affliction, but while there is no consent to it, nor approbation of it, it is not their
sin; Christ was tempted to worship Satan.
   (2) See how Christ warded off the thrust. He rejected the proposal,
   [1] With abhorrence and detestation; Get thee hence, Satan. It appears abominable at the first sight, and
therefore is immediately rejected. While Satan tempted Christ to do himself a mischief, by casting himself
down, though he yielded not, yet he heard it; but now that the temptation flies in the face of God, he cannot
bear it; Get thee hence, Satan. It is good to be peremptory in resisting temptation, and to stop our ears to
Satan’s charms {for as Jesus the Christ is God Incarnate, He is able to withstand the Devil in his vilest
temptation and be victorious, which He demonstrates for our edification; however, God’s word tells us to
resist the Devil by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit and the word of God and he will flee at the
Name of Jesus; and to resist not evil, and to not entertain sin but to run from it--in other words, we are not
to allow Satan to captivate us in this manner for in all likelihood we would fall and be destroyed}.
   [2] With an argument fetched from scripture. The argument is very suitable, and exactly to the purpose,
taken from Deut. vi. 13, and x. 20. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Our Saviour has recourse to the fundamental law in this case, which is indispensable, and universally
obligatory. Religious worship is due to God only. Christ quotes this law concerning religious worship, and
quotes it with application to himself; First, To show that in his estate of humiliation as man, he did worship
God, both publicly and privately. Thus it became him to fulfil all righteousness. Secondly, To show that the
law of religious worship is of eternal obligation.
   V. We have here the end and issue of this combat, v. 11.
   1. The devil was baffled, and quitted the field; Then the devil leaveth him, forced to do so by the power
that went along with that word of command, Get thee hence, Satan. He made a shameful and inglorious
retreat, and came off with disgrace. He despairs of moving him, and begins to conclude that he is the Son of
God, and that it is in vain to tempt him any further. If we resist the devil, he will flee from us; he will yield,
if we keep our ground. When the devil left our Saviour, he owned himself fairly beaten. The devil, though
he is an enemy to all the saints, is a conquered enemy. The Captain of our salvation has defeated and
disarmed him; we have nothing to do but to pursue the victory.
   2. The holy angels came and attended upon our victorious Redeemer; Behold, angels came and
ministered unto him. One angel might have served to bring him food, but here are many attending him, to
testify their respect to him, and their readiness to receive his commands. Behold this! It is worth taking
notice of; (1) That as there is a world of wicked, malicious spirits that fight against Christ and his church,
and all particular believers, so there is a world of holy, blessed spirits engaged and employed for them. (2)
That Christ’s victories are the angels’ triumphs. (3) That the angels ministered to the Lord Jesus, not only
food, but whatever else he wanted after this great fatigue. Though God may suffer his people to be brought
into wants and straits, yet he will take effectual care for their supply, and will rather send angels to feed
them, than see them perish.
   Christ was thus succoured after the temptation, [1] For his encouragement to go on in his undertaking.
[2] For our encouragement to trust in him. We may expect, not only that he will sympathize with his
tempted people, but that he will come in with seasonable relief to them. 160
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   Then once again, in the third temptation, Jesus is seen as existing for a purpose. He was born to serve.
He was equipped in His being for service. He knew that service could only be rendered as He worshiped
God. ‘Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.’
   Here, then, is revealed the Man whom God ordained to be King--God’s archetypal Man, the perfect
Man--and as we look at Him, we see that the supreme end of life is vocation {God’s Divine call to His True
Religion, to His Son Jesus the Christ--Immanuel}; that the essence of life is spiritual; that the present
expression of the spiritual fact and vocation is physical. Temptation commences in the external, which is
physical; passes to the internal, which is spiritual; attacks finally the vocational, which is the supreme thing
in the life of every man. This is the picture of human life according to the purpose of God.
   The government of such beings is placed by God in the authority of One of them; but the King must be
unimpaired in realization of the Divine Ideal. A man who has failed at any point cannot govern men. He
cannot govern those who have not failed {God the Trinity alone}, and he certainly cannot redeem those
who have failed. A man who has prostituted his physical nature to base uses; a man who has silenced and
stifled and dwarfed his spiritual nature; a man who has failed to realize his vocation cannot be king. An
imperfect being cannot demand our loyalty; we cannot be loyal to inferiority; we cannot bow the knee and
worship in the presence of anything other than perfection {for only He is worthy of our praise, worship, and
trust for our Salvation}.” 161
   {For:} “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God
and are called according to his purpose for them {God’s proposition to them; His plan and purpose
presented to their mind that they have accepted, as true Christians, by His Spirit; for what God always
meant to do is His purpose and plan in History, including each born again believer playing their part
therein; the concurrence of all providences for the good of those that are Christ’s; notwithstanding all these
privileges, we see believers compassed about with manifold afflictions, but in this the Spirit’s intercession
is always effectual, that all this is working together for their good; effecting His plan in our lives and in
History seamlessly, as God’s plan is from eternity to eternity--without seam--just as was Jesus’ garment,
representing the eternal nature of that which clothes the person of Christ--and the Roman soldiers rolled
dice for; this representing the Truth we can not attain eternity by chance, as though God’s providential, just,

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love does not exist, by His grace and mercy 1309}. For God knew his people in advance {He foreknew them
from eternity}, and he chose them {by predestination in His foreknowledge, even given man’s unforced
free will; for God knows the end from the beginning} to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the
firstborn {of the flesh--Immanuel--as our Example of God’s plan of eternal Life 1310}, with many brothers
and sisters {for it is difficult indeed for our limited minds to distinguish the Divine Mind towards men;
especially since in Acts 2:23 the counsel is put before the foreknowledge of God, while in I Pt 1:2 election
is said to be according to the foreknowledge of God; but I believe the counsel in Acts 2:23 refers to the
decision God the Son, as Immanuel, would die for man’s sin and the foreknowledge refers to the specifics
in History and history 1311}. And having chosen them {by predestination}, he called them {those who
accepted His call and became born again believers by faith; for God created by His design men in advance,
knowing all those He created by His design in advance, therefore foreknowing those men would by their
free will choice not be Saved; and the same for those He made who would be Saved by their free will
choice} to come to him {those internally, effectually, Savingly called; whose conversion is of Divine
authorship by His Holy Spirit, whose personal Salvation is by the absolute sovereign power of God; not by
works of influence of men toward God 1312}. And he gave them right standing with himself {imputing
righteousness}, and he promised them his glory {for all that God hath from eternity foreknown with favor
he hath predestinated to this conformity of Christ, we not being able to conform ourselves to Christ; so
none can know their election but by their conformity to the image of Christ, for all that are chosen are
chosen to sanctification; and all this is viewed as past, because starting from the past decree of
predestination, of which the other steps are but the successive unfoldings--all is beheld as one entire,
eternally completed Salvation; for though God foreknows, he behaves toward all as though He does not
know, in His justness and for His purpose in His loving grace and mercy; as none will be glorified--
rendered illustrious, eminent--who are not sanctified and justified; for these promises are made to character,
and not to persons, as there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the
flesh, but after the Spirit; for if ye walk after the flesh, ye shall die 1313}.
   What can we say about such wonderful things as these {for the more we know of other things the less we
wonder at them; but the further we are led into an acquaintance with gospel mysteries, by revelation of the
Holy Spirit, the more we are affected with the admiration of them, knowing the infinitude of God and His
love such that we hope for that Day of Christ’s return to experience His Glory eternally}? If God is for us,
who can ever be against us {for all things work together because while they are working, God’s providence
is working as His Spirit is working so they are working together with Him; God’s non-superfluous
redundancy unto certainty of His purpose and will in His creation; however in God’s greater reality, He is
seamless, but we experience Him as such redundancy throughout His creation in time, as redundancy that is
non-superfluous because their is no errant, chance happenstance involved even in our reality; as God works
His loving grace and mercy tempered with His justness 1314}? Since God did not spare even his own Son
but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else {without
recompense; for God came in the flesh, Himself, to suffer the ransom for His own creation, knowing the
price He paid is absolute justice, so no one will have cause to say God is not fair, as no higher Price could
be paid, nor one more representative of His agape love for man; for this act of God’s far transcends any
such acts of ours, as His Nature is above the creature’s 1315}?
   Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own {for who shall lay anything to the charge of
God’s elect}? Will God? No! He is the one who has given us right standing with himself {as He has
justified us before Himself through His Son Whose life He gave for us}. Who then will condemn us? Will
Christ Jesus? No, for he is the one who died for us, and was raised to life for us {making good the purposes
of His death} and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us {for His death He
willingly gave of love for man as atonement for our sin, in particular for His saints 1316; as God is the One
Who could lay charges against us who are His, but instead He has cast our transgressions from Himself as
far as the east is from the west, or infinitely far, and He remembers them no more; but he that accuses--
Satan--has no Truth in him, only deceit}.
   Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love {or remove our affection from Him; for His love is
never failing 1317}? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble, calamity, or are persecuted, or
are hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death? (Even the Scriptures say, ‘For your sake we are
killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep 1318.’) No, despite all these things, overwhelming
victory is ours through Christ, who loved us {not in or of our own strength, but in the grace that is in Christ
Jesus; for so far are they from separating us from Christ’s love because it is only through Him that loved us
that we are victorious over them 1319}.
   And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The
angels can’t, and the demons can’t {for the good angels will not, the bad shall not, and neither can}. Our
fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away
{neither the height of prosperity, nor the depth of adversity; nothing from Heaven above, nothing on earth
below; nor any other created creature either named or thought of--nothing but unconfused and un-forgiven
sin}. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to
separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord 1320.” 162
   {So} “.... Though everyone else in the world is a liar {in their hypocrisy toward God in their idolatry and
deceit; not having and maintaining their undivided attention on God and His commands; for as we do not
obey God and do not receive His promised blessing, but His curses, instead of turning back to God, we
seek substitutes for His blessings in the world from Satan who can not deliver but false substitutes and their
attendant evil and death for them who are perishing; so I pray you see psychology or any other so-called
social or natural science can not satisfy but can only deceive}, God is true {for if men sin and do not keep
their duty in God’s promises, it is not He Who is not faithful, but such men; and as they do, so God’s
prophetic promises will be fulfilled, as God in His absolute sovereignty hath ordained from before the
foundations of the earth, and so shall they be faithfully fulfilled by His will and Spirit; and as men find
God’s promises not being fulfilled in their lives, let them search their hearts and their ways, judge
themselves and repent of what they find hindering God’s Spirit--thus vindicating God--for God has not
departed from us but we from Him 1321}. As the Scriptures say, ‘He will be proved right in what he says,
and he will win his case in court {for He is the Divine and just, loving Judge, Jury, and Prosecutor; and we
must vindicate the righteousness of God at whatever expense to ourselves; for in spite of man’s sin, God
will preserve His Own honor in the world and His will will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven, in His time
in His Way for His are good}.’
   ‘But,’ some say, ‘our sins serve a good purpose, for people will see God’s goodness when he declares us
sinners to be innocent {but God’s Salvation is not provisioned for unrepentant sinners who will be judged,
nor does our unrighteousness commend or undermine His righteousness, Who is Christ Jesus; instead our
repentant heart of our sin flows His righteousness to us, and His grace and mercy provide for His
righteousness to be imputed to us who have repented so God’s justice and love are glorified in us; whereas
by His ministry on earth Jesus the Christ glorified the Father in His obedience as the Father glorified Him,
for God the Trinity is The Absolute Sovereign, Self Existent, Holy One; so we and He in submissive
obedience to God are glorified as God is glorified in our lives--He the firstborn, we next in line upon our
resurrection to come}. Isn’t it unfair, then, for God to punish us?’ (That is actually the way some people
talk.) Of course not {because if God did not balance His love with His justice, His love would be license;
and if He did not balance His justice with His love, His justice would be tyranny and un-forgiveness; thus
refuting man’s vain logical reasonings by God’s, by His word, by His Spirit}! If God is not just, how is he
qualified to judge the world? ‘But,’ some might still argue, ‘how can God judge and condemn me as a
sinner if my {lying and} dishonesty highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory {for where evil
abounds, grace abounds more; but God’s glory is independent of His creatures and His creation; for if we
bring Him glory on earth this is but a reflection of our Salvation which is for our eternal Life requiting us of
the eternal death we deserve; God provided His Son because He so loved the world of men His love is
balanced by His justice in Christ Jesus}?’ {So,} If you follow that kind of thinking, however, you might as

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well say that the more we sin the better it is {but God, desiring to create free willed beings such as man,
knew in His omniscience we would be brought low, so He could lift whosoever will up, by His loving
grace and mercy; so be not deceived, those who by their will stay low will be judged for God is no
respecter of persons; it is better to realize that God needs not sin in order to demonstrate that He is God, but
that since He is God, He will in the presence of sin show Himself to be what He Is, and how much more
glorious to see what and Who He Is in the sphere of eternal fellowship with Him than in banishment from
His presence, with all the consequences thereof}! Those who say such things deserve to be condemned {for
God, for our edification sake not His own, did He not give Lucifer, Adam and Eve, and the Jews His best
for them, in turn, and did they not keep their first estates of promise from God; but God did this that we
might see He is lovingly just in His ways and His plan of Salvation that must be obtained, having been
brought low, that we might chose His good will, having experienced the alternative in our sin--for God
desires us to know Him by experience and to love Him for our own sake, by His Spirit}, yet some slander
me by saying this is what I {Paul} preach {for Satan thus casts dirt upon Christ’s ministers, laying slander
thickly on, for some will be sure to stick; because there are those who will bow to no truth which their own
reason cannot fathom}!
   Well then, are we Jews better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people,
whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin {having fallen from initial grace, in need of renewed
grace by Christ Jesus, by faith believing in obedience to the will of God}. As the Scriptures say,
   ‘No one is good --
      not even one {for only God is Good; man by God’s grace has the offer of imputed righteousness to
accept in Christ Jesus Who is our Righteousness; for when God created the world it was very good; but
since the Fall, all is very bad except Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit in the world}.
   No one has real understanding {they have become fools, their understanding having been corrupted by
deceit and their fallen genetic and environmental condition; when True Religion and righteousness have so
much reason on their side that becomes obvious after one becomes born again by and with God’s Holy
Spirit indwelling leading into all Truth};
      No one is seeking God.
   All have turned away from God {habitually in their defection by deceit into idolatry of all manner,
leading them from the Way God set them aright on in the Garden, and that He is working by His Spirit to
do hence};
      all have gone wrong {having all gone out of the Way; diverging from the Righteous Way into
idolatry}.
   No one does good {the Jews having forsaken the law and the prophets; the Gentiles acting contrary to the
law which God had written on their hearts and minds; for the absence of the principle of righteousness
within--having been not born again with God’s Holy Spirit indwelling--results in no acts of goodness
without},
      not even one {not in their natural, unregenerate state 1322}.’
   ‘Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave {so by their wicked words they bury, as it were, the
reputation of all men}.
      Their speech is filled with lies {and deceit, showing themselves the Devil’s children; that tongue,
which is man’s glory when speaking God’s word and Truth, is prostituted to the purposes of deception
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     }.’
   ‘The poison of a deadly snake drips from their lips {instead of thanks unto God that could encourage
many in faith 1324}.’
      ‘Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness 1325.’
   ‘They are quick to commit murder {destroying the reputations and lives of the innocent 1326}.
      Wherever they go, destruction and misery follow them {their sin is its own punishment; for a man
needs no more to make him miserable than to be a slave to his sins}.
   They do not know what true peace is {for they know not the things that belong to their peace, which is in
Christ Jesus}.’
     ‘They have no fear of God to restrain them {that which is before their eyes daily; but instead they are
governed by other rules, aimed at other ends which are of this world and its overlord; the history of man
providing ample examples of his depravity; living as though there were no God as practical atheists 1327}.’
   Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given {the Jews}, for its purpose is to keep people
from having excuses {all mouths opened in self-justification having been stopped} and to bring the entire
world {including the Gentiles} into judgment before God {for no one is able, save Jesus the Christ--
Immanuel--to be holy before God as no one can obey His commands without failing in at least one
commandment and thereby having broken them all in God’s sight 1328}. For no one can ever be made right
{justified as righteous} in God’s sight by {works of the law} doing what his law commands {for if we do
not have a heart that follows His commands, our will submitted to His will, hypocrisy results, idolatry
follows, and true, Godly agape love is impossible; but our faith, given of God, receives a righteousness that
makes the sinner justified before God, who deserves only His wrath; for by the law is the knowledge of sin
and guilt that we might realize our depravity and our need for God, that law which is searching is not
sanative 1329}. For the more we know God’s law, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying it {in our
natural, unregenerate state, all the boasting in the works of the law notwithstanding; for without a
regenerated nature our corruption that remains in our nature will forever obstruct any justification by our
own works due to inherent rebellion against God’s law, so that in His sight our conscience is still guilty of
sin and not righteous before God; and so we see whence Freudian psychology is derived in his rebellion
that others might be rebels against God too 1330}.
   But now God has shown us a different way of being right in his sight--not by obeying the law but by the
way promised in the Scriptures long ago {by the Righteousness of God, righteousness of his ordaining, and
providing, and accepting,--righteousness which He confers upon us; for if the law could Save, it would not
point to Salvation by grace of Jesus the Christ Who was prophesied thereby and which the prophets bore
witness, His being a complete righteousness 1331}. We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus
Christ to take away our sins {and are born again of God’s Holy Spirit with a new heart, given of God, for
God and His commands, our will willingly submitted to His; for His is the only good will, having learned
by experience the knowledge of God unto Salvation--oh how glorious it will be}. And we all can be saved
in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done {for the gospel of God is to all, excluding
none that do not exclude themselves, but it is upon all that by faith believe}.
   For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard 1332. Yet now God in his gracious kindness
declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins
{through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; for though justification is quite gratuitous, it is not a mere
fiat of the Divine will, but based on a redemption, i.e., the payment of a ransom, in Christ’s death 1333}. For
God sent Jesus to take the {propitiatory, sacrificial 1334} punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger
against us {for God, the Party offended, paid His own Ransom, not the offender, as is the case in the world;
God not only suffered the punishment for our injury against Himself providing Himself as the propitiatory
Sacrifice; but thereby His suffered punishment, for that which He did not commit, was Ransom for our
reconciliation of man back to Himself of His love; and since God is first cause of our creation He foreknew
would result in our injury to Him and thus our suffering in this world; God in His love for us, so proceeded
on our behalf, His suffering creatures; He can do no more, for our creation is a fact of our lives and will not
be undone for God has so purposed in His heart to do this--but we must by our will choose His good will,
in humbled submission}. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood {in
atonement for our sin}, sacrificing his life for us {being justified freely by His grace; for we can not attain
righteousness on our own sufficient in God’s sight for He is holy, and we all are guilty before His law}.
God was being entirely fair and just {for now He has manifested His Righteousness before men for the
remission of mankind’s sins} when he did not {at that time} punish those who sinned in former times {for
by His pretermission, He passed by the sins of those living from Adam to Moses--from Gen 4:7 to Ex
29:14--under the old economy before the law was given to Moses, as well as after the law was given, and
before Christ came to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself--Immanuel; for where there is no law, there
can be no sin added to one’s account, and where there is law no flesh can be Saved; so now, with Christ’s
atoning death, by His shed blood, God is proved righteous and just to then--not for Himself, but for man
and his knowledge of God--forgive the sins of the born again believer since the time of Christ and so also
men of previous dispensations, as well as to judge all who refuse His Way provided for Salvation of
believing faith in God and now His Son--for it is finished--just as spoken of by God’s prophets and apostles
throughout His word 1335}. And he is entirely fair and just in this present time when he declares sinners to
be right in his sight because they believe in Jesus {so from Jesus’ ministry on, God can hold mankind either
justified or guilty for faith in Him and His Son, and therefore adjudicate our life’s work and carry out
sentences or pardons in relation to His righteous standard; for our sake has He done this that we might
know by experience His Way, Truth, and Life in Jesus the Christ Who’s life was righteous, as God is
righteous; for though we deserve but His wrath, He gives us His all because of His love for us because He
is holy, righteous, and just--but for our sake, not His--though He can not be untrue to Himself}.
    Can we boast, then that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not
based on our good deeds. It is based on our faith {faith in the fact God imputed sin on Christ Who knew no
sin, and imputed righteousness on us who knew no righteousness, an unequal swap of infinite proportions
on God’s part in relation to us, while adjudged an equal swap in God’s sight by His grace and His mercy;
this not being earthly justice, but Divine justice; thus providing His own eradication of the very sin He
hates so much, while loving each of us with His eternal love; faith being a depending, self-emptying, self-
denying grace--not a human co-dependency for such is of sin--and that which casts every crown before the
throne; for they are all His, given to us freely undeserved; faith also being a law so we are not left lawless,
for it is a working grace of faith daily with God}. So we are made right with God through faith and not by
obeying the law {for God not only is just to punish the guilty unbeliever, but merciful to justify the guilty
by faith believer; not the pardoning of the not guilty for their are none, but the pardoning of the sin-guilty
who but by faith believe in Jesus the Christ; God’s final act of reconciliation between Himself and man
save its execution when the New Jerusalem appears from God from Heaven to earth, as Jesus the Christ is
All in all in our reconciliation, not only the maker, but the matter of it, by His Spirit--our Creator and Re-
Creator 1336}.
    After all, God is not the God of the Jews only, is he? Isn’t he also the God of the Gentiles? Of course he
is. There is only one God, and there is only one way of being accepted by him. He makes people right with
himself only be faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles {for the fitness of the gospel to be the Universal
Religion, beneath which the guilty of every name and degree are invited and warranted to take shelter and
repose, is a glorious evidence of its Truth}. Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can
forget about the law? Of course not {for though we cannot be Saved by the law as a covenant, yet we own
it, and submit to it, as a rule in the hand of the Mediator, subordinate to the law of grace, and so are far
from overthrowing, that we establish the law as doable as Christ our Example--but we, only by His Spirit}!
In fact, only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law {by establishing the right use and honor of the
law by confessing our guilt of sin, and acknowledging that by it we are justly condemned; and by accepting
by faith believing Christ, on all sinners’ behalf, did establish and fulfill the law by enduring its penalty
which is eternal death; however, not on account of our faith, but through our faith is God’s Saving grace
allowed to flow; for when men trust God, the Law-Giver, instead of themselves or Satan, we are at the
place where law was meant to bring us; for if Jesus had not suffered the penalty of the law, which is eternal
death for all mankind, we would all be dead in our trespasses and sins without hope of redemption; praise
God 1337}.” 163
    “Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation {God having found it by choosing
Abraham out of heathen paganism}. What were his experiences concerning this question of being saved by
faith? Was it because of his good deeds that God accepted him {those things pertaining to the flesh, by all
his natural efforts or legal obedience 1338}? If so, he would have had something to boast about {for it is not
our innocence--as in the Garden of Eden--that is the ground of our blessedness in Salvation, but that God
casts our sin from Himself and remembers it no more, not imputing sin to our charge--but to His Own--by

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His grace and mercy; for even Adam and Eve were not retained in Eden when they were deceived to not
believe by faith God’s word concerning the eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thus
making the willed choice to seek not God but self-idolatry, becoming children of iniquity--children of
Satan to the degree they sinned; as pardoned people are the only blessed people, they whose iniquities are
forgiven, as the Sacrifice that God provided, of Himself--Immanuel--and that which provided Adam and
Eve’s clothes would imply, and as the remainder of Scripture reveals; their provided clothing symbolic of
their covering for their nakedness in their guilt and sin--what a gracious God we serve; but sin is its own
punishment as the ejection of Adam and Eve from Eden reflects}. But from God’s point of view Abraham
had no basis at all for pride {though the mere act of believing is as much a work of obedience as any other
piece of commanded duty 1339}. For the Scriptures tell us. ‘Abraham believed God, so God declared him to
be righteous {as Abraham believed in the promises which embraced Christ, as we believe in Christ
Himself, and in both cases, faith is merely the instrument that puts us in possession of the blessing
gratuitously bestowed; for as God reveals Himself to man in History from Genesis to Revelation and in
each of our lives by experience in history, He also answers all our necessary questions about Himself
sufficient for Salvation; so it is not the perfect faith that is required to justification, but the prevailing faith,
the faith that has the upper hand of unbelief, just as Abraham’s faith was not perfect but was lively, active
and obedient faith; but God is thy and thine exceeding Great Reward for faith--praise God, halleluiah 1340}.’
   When people work, their wages are not a gift. Workers earn what they receive {but God is Absolute
Sovereign and therefore Salvation can only be by His will, by His grace, in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit;
for He owes no man, no thing in or out of creation}. But people are declared righteous because of their
faith, not because of their work {for it is to the one not working but trusting in obedience the One Who
pronounces righteous the Godless, it is his faith or trust that is credited to him as righteousness--constant
trust or committal to God is the first and sole requirement of the man who is declared righteous; but to the
Jew this was libel upon the Being of God having rejected Christ as the Messiah, and not seeing the merit
from God’s viewpoint of man’s belief or trust in Him because their focus was on self and self effort, not
God and His loving grace and mercy in acquitting a guilty, Godless man of faith; though the Jews
themselves experienced directly and through the prophets God’s loving mercy and grace time and time
again in their sin and hypocrisy even with the law they so blindly cling to}....
   The circumcision ceremony was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already
accepted him {and sealed him by circumcision} and declared him to be righteous--even before he was
circumcised. So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised.
They are made right with God by faith. And Abraham is also the spiritual father of those who have been
circumcised, but only if they have the same kind of faith Abraham had before he was circumcised
{therefore, Abraham is the Spiritual father of the Gentiles who also by faith believe God in obedience to
His commands of His will; God’s plan from before the foundation of the world as Adam and Eve were
Gentiles, as were and are all men who are not Jewish by God’s founding 1341}....
   So if you claim that God’s promise is for those who obey God’s law and think they are ‘good enough’ in
God’s sight, then you are saying that faith is useless {and in the state of being invalid}. And in that case,
the promise is also meaningless {in a state of being nullified when it was bought for man by the blood of
Jesus the Christ on the Cross of Calvary}. But the law brings punishment on those who try to obey it {for
any amount of law leavens the whole of faith making it law, just as the often criticized requirement of
Judaisers that Christians must become Jews by circumcision before they can be Saved by faith is
characterized by Paul elsewhere as another gospel which means no gospel at all, for there is only one
gospel of God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, by faith believing in obedience to God’s commands and
will}. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break! {For it is faith we keep or break,
not the law in our own strength which is doomed to failure; but by the strength of His Spirit indwelling to
those born again unto obedience to God’s will and law--the law of faith. Therefore it is of faith, that it
might be by grace--or not at all.})
   So that’s why faith is the key! God’s promise is given to us as a free gift. And we are certain to receive it,
whether or not we follow Jewish customs, if we have faith like Abraham’s {thus justification is by faith, in
order that its purely gracious character may be seen to be of God, not of works of self or Satan; for if we do
not see Salvation for what God ordained it to be in His word, we are deceived unto law and death}. For
Abraham is the father of all who believe {faith hath particular reference to grace granting, as grace hath
reference to faith receiving}. That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, ‘I have made you the
father of many nations {that all thy seed, not to that only which is of the law--the Jews--but to that also
which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the Spiritual father of us all as adopted heirs of which Christ--thy
Seed Who should be the Heir of the world-- is God’s only begotten and firstborn Heir to glory; that all
believers should take Abraham for their pattern, and call him their father of example; for God is the only
true Father to believers by faith 1342}.’ This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the
dead back to life and who brings into existence what didn’t exist before {for God exemplifies faith; He
brings animate and inanimate objects into existence and maintains them as His creative activity; while the
nature of the objects may be discussed--mind, matter, energy--the why and how of their existence can be
known accurately only to the extent that the Lord reveals them for His glory; and this can be clearly seen
and known in all so-called sciences of man, though man will not acknowledge God and give Him glory
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     }....
   He was absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything he promised....
   Now this wonderful truth--that God declared him to be righteous--wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit {but
as an example of faith to all mankind that justification by faith means exclusively a change upon men’s
state or relation to God; or, in scientific language, it is an objective, not a subjective change--a change from
guilt and condemnation to acquittal and acceptance; unlike false Eastern religious beliefs which seek a
subjective realization we are already god, objectively; whereas God requires we subjectively come to
realize our sin nature and our need for God unto Salvation--not of ourselves--all the objective work is of
God by His Holy Spirit}. It was for us, too, assuring us that God will also declare us to be righteous if we
believe in God, who brought Jesus our Lord back from the dead {His resurrection here said to be essential
to our being declared righteous for it signaled not only Christ’s victory over death, but also his Living to
testify that he had completed the redemptive work laid out by God; and that He Lives to plead the cause of
those who believe in Him and His Saving work 1344}. He was handed over {by God’s will} to die because
of our sins, and he was raised from the dead to make us right with God {so in this belief we are different
from Abraham, for in Abraham’s time Christ had not yet Come--though we could argue Abraham met Pre-
Incarnate Christ as did other patriarchs, prophets, and men of old 1345; but since God’s moral law had been
broken by the Jews for whom it was given, then it no longer required obedience so much as it required
either death of the sinner or something or Someone in the sinners stead--Christ Jesus the only sufficient and
necessary Sacrifice for the sins of the world died in our place, as God’s propitiation by His grace and
mercy}.” 164
   “Therefore, since we have been made right {justified before God to come into His presence with
acceptance; for we now have prosagoge, we have Christ’s access assured for us, and He introduces us to
approach God, our Lord, so that} in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God {having been reconciled
to God we no longer are at enmity with God; for sin breeds the quarrel between us and God whereas
justification takes away the guilt, and immediately upon the removing of that obstacle, the peace is made;
for peace with God is obtained not by our restitution but by our forgiveness which we seek from God in His
Son Christ Jesus--Immanuel 1346} because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our
faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand {persevering to the end
either in meekness enduring ill because it is of God, or in calm waiting for promised good till His time to
dispense it come; in the full persuasion that such trials are Divinely appointed working discipline for a
definite period with promises of help to endure; as proof or experimental evidence that we have believed by
faith through grace; that our profession might be made sure 1347}, and we confidently and joyfully look
forward {in hope} to sharing God’s glory {for we have hope in two distinct ways: first, immediately on
believing, along with the sense of peace and abiding access to God, next, after the reality of this faith has

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been proved, particularly by the patient endurance of trials sent to test it; so we first get it by looking away
from ourselves to the Lamb of God, next by looking into or upon ourselves as transformed by that looking
unto Jesus; so in the one case, the mind acts objectively, in the other subjectively; the one resulting in the
assurance of faith, the other in the assurance of sense; as it is only by God’s Glory in us by His Spirit that
we can Live eternally in God’s presence; as the glory of God is veiled in the world and imperceptible in the
Lake of Fire; as the Spiritual makes clearer the material but reflects the Spiritual, and our faith believing
begins this unveiling; for without faith it is impossible to please God, faith a gift of God that we might
believe and thus know Him by faith until we see Him--God the Son--face to face and are known as we are
known 1348}.
    We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us--they
help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our
confident {hope in our} expectation of salvation {for it is in the nourishment of this hope, the soul’s look
outward to Christ for the ground of it, and inward upon ourselves for evidence of its reality, we must act
and reach upon each other}. And this {hopeful} expectation will not disappoint us {for we have, through
tribulations, endured, developing Godly character which strengthens the hope we have in our Salvation by
experiential knowledge of God and His providential love for us thereby; for the powerful grace of God
works in and with our tribulation; for tribulation in itself worketh impatience, but as it is sanctified to the
saints it worketh patience; patience experience, it works an experience of God, the patient sufferers have
the greatest experience of the Divine consolations; it also works an experience of ourselves, for it is by
tribulation that we make an experiment of our own sincerity; experience hope, for he who, being thus tried,
comes forth as gold, will thereby be encouraged to hope, as experience of God is a prop to our hope; as this
hope maketh us not ashamed of our sufferings, it will not deceive us, for nothing confounds more than
disappointment}. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our
hearts with his love {so while we await our hoped for eternity with God, His Holy Spirit’s love is our
present possession of our future hope helping us endure as we reach out in love to men’s souls while Christ
tarries; as God works by His Spirit in us His image, not requiring of us but that which He requires of
Himself 1349}.
    When we were utterly helpless {in moral destitution, without strength to help or Save ourselves}, Christ
came at just the right {God-appointed} time {at the end of the seventh and the beginning of the eighth
period in God’s History, at the low point in the valley of History as we descended from perfect creation out
of God’s eternity, on the Way back up to New Jerusalem into eternity with God 1350} and died for us
sinners {hyper, on behalf of, for the benefit of, instead of us Godless; by God’s Self-originating Divine
compassion; for God’s grace bestowed righteousness upon its recipients by faith believing, and its effects
to each individual life and history reflects God’s providential plan for the Salvation of mankind--for those
whosoever will 1351}. Now, no one is likely to die for a good person, though someone might be willing to
die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for
us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he
will certainly save us from God’s judgment {for we have been justified by His blood, reconciled by His
death, so will we be Saved by His Life resurrected unto glory in Heaven where He makes intercession for
His saints; since Christ died for unsympathetic beneficiaries, how much more will He see to it we who are
redeemed whose souls adore Him are Saved from God’s judgment to come 1352}. For since we were
restored to friendship {reconciled, restored to fellowship and communion in righteousness} with God by
the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment
by his life {because we share His Life, belonging to Christ; for our future Salvation is based on our present
and future participation in Christ’s life--dying to self daily, to partake of the resurrected Life in Christ
Jesus, by His Spirit; giving our consent to the atonement, being willing and glad to be Saved in a gospel
way and upon gospel terms, glorying in it--holy and consecrated to God 1353}. So now we can rejoice in our
wonderful new relationship with God--all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making
us {reconciled 1354} friends of God {making us one in Spirit with God again, Christ and His Holy Spirit, for
it is the same Spirit in all; God having brought about our reconciliation by His actions--by His atoning
death--we the recipients of a reconciled relationship of peace and harmony by God’s grace, by His Spirit,
when we by faith believe and obey His commands, glorying in God through Christ, not of ourselves 1355}.
   When Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race {at a historic place in time by God’s providential
History; but when God pronounced all very good 1356 there was no sin in the world; for mankind, including
Adam and Eve, after sin entered the world, man miraculously possessed guilt of conscience, henceforth, so
we would know when we were not obeying God’s will and commands; and because we are willed beings of
the same nature as Adam, with the agency for individual choice, we have a need to experience the
knowledge of God’s goodness having experienced the knowledge of life without Him on earth, our fallen
second estate; experiencing the difference between what we may will for ourselves and its malignant
effects without God in our depravedness of nature, and the glorious blessings of Life experiencing God’s
will for our lives; for as a matter of fact, God provided not only consciences, but He continued for a time
after the Fall in direct communication with man, guiding him as He did in the Garden but now in a fallen
degenerating world environment until man preferred to not speak to God directly 1357}. Adam’s {specific
experiential act of} sin brought {spiritual and therefore eventual physical} death, so death spread to
everyone {including all of natural creation; for without God’s perfect, good will, degeneracy is the result;
for the only True Source of eternal Life is God, while God in His grace gives us time in degeneracy, instead
of instant death for our sin we deserve, to meditate on His word by the Holy Spirit unto Salvation for
whosoever will; for all shall be raised from the dead hereafter, but all may be quickened by the Spirit here;
for die spiritually twice unto judgment, or die once unto Salvation 1358}, for everyone sinned {for our sin
nature and state is after Adam’s after the Fall, because God’s law of nature is that all creatures will beget in
their own likeness, Adam’s kind being natural men and no longer God’s Spiritual men; so now even before
we sin experientially ourselves, unborn and born infants die not having committed experiential sins
themselves; for as we sin, our conscience becomes activated much as Adam’s and Eve’s, theirs being the
first instance; and as men resist their consciousness of God and thereby their knowledge of Him and His
will, they but harden their hearts unto damnation instead of unto eternal Life awaiting them if only by faith
they believe instead of desiring their evil deeds; for in every human heart there is a measure of enmity to
holiness, and consequently to the Author of it}. Yes, people sinned even before the law was given {by the
principle of rebellion found in them which is focused on other than God’s will unto deception and idolatry,
and in opposition to God; for God will not allow any other god or gods, any other focus or system of foci
but God’s, because outside God’s good will is malignancy and self destruction as man’s history is ample
example; for God is not desirous of our righteous innocency, which Adam and Eve possessed initially--
being not unlike in kind to righteous obedience--which by God’s standard of holiness we can not attain
outside God’s grace; for both are self-focused as the object instead of God-focused; instead He is desirous
of our believing faith unto obedience which Adam and Eve broached; so our sin nature, after Adam, is for
our edification as to God’s loving grace and mercy in our blessings; for all blessings and our right standing
before God come from God Himself and are based on the one thing God requires of us to please Him: faith
in God’s word and commands on how we are to Live; for we are kin of Adam, we are of the same race or
species of man, until we are born again of God’s Spirit unto God’s new, regenerated species of men--from
our degenerate condition--whose hearts are after God’s, not their own; however Paul does assert that an
absence of a code of law--of a Divinely given norm--affects the way sin is reckoned against men 1359}. And
though there was no law to break, since it had not yet been given, they all died anyway--even though they
did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did {for God is holy and for us to be in His
presence we must be or be imputed holiness--enough--by God’s grace through Christ Jesus as our Way,
Truth, and Life; so we either become sanctified holy unto God by our being justified by the blood of Jesus,
or we become dedicated to God for destruction; for though God did not accrue lists of specific instances of
sins to men prior to the law being given, men were adjudged as to whether their hearts were inclined to
obedience to God’s revealed will in each dispensation or not; for the consciousness of God was available to
all men in all dispensations since Adam and Eve in the Garden in their consciences along with God’s
revealed will, His creation which bespeaks of Him in all its glory, and the revelation of the Redeemer, the
Coming One, the Messiah, Christ Jesus: from Gen 1:3, 2:4, 3:9-21, Ex 3:13-17 and then forward even more
specifically in Scripture sufficiently tied to all man’s help, blessings and hope in this fallen world and
against the Devil unto reconciliation and Salvation; for the knowledge of God came out of the Garden with
Adam and Eve; then out from the flood by Noah and his family into all the world as during the apostolic
period after Christ ascended and the missionary period up until today 1360}. What a contrast between Adam
and Christ, who was yet to come {Adam being he who is the figure of Him that was to come}! And what a
difference between our sin and God’s generous gift of forgiveness. For this one {representative natural}
man, Adam {a Spiritual man until his iniquity}, brought death 1361 to many {all men} through his {specific
instance of} sin {for original sin, imputed to all men after Adam and Eve, is a want of conformity to, while
actual sin is a transgression of, the law of God; therefore all were under some law with respect to God and
His will, express or permissive}. But this other {The Representative Spiritual} man, Jesus Christ {by His
one act of obedience, having known no sin}, brought forgiveness to many {all men} through God’s
bountiful gift {that though we yet sin and are sinners by nature, we can have the Salvation offered by God
through Christ Jesus, for He is our Righteousness; for if we seek the Kingdom of God and His
Righteousness, which is Christ Jesus, our earthly and Spiritual needs will be supplied unto eternal Salvation
according to His riches and glory 1362}. And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result
of that one man’s sin {for God’s grace abounds to those affected by Adam’s act of sin; as God provided the
Way back to Himself for our rebellion against Him, sin being its own sufficient punishment to men; Christ
being God’s sufficient and necessary Ransom for sin}. For Adam’s {one act of} sin led to condemnation
{in our inherited sin nature, disposed to specific acts of sinning against God and His revealed will and
commands instead of being disposed to obedience}, but we have the free gift of being accepted by God,
even though we are guilty of many sins {for this gracious gift is because of many transgressions, and its
outcome or goal is acquittal or justification because sin is its own punishment and God chooses in His love
not to add His punishment; instead He adds His grace abundantly, God’s salve ointment of His Holy Spirit
our earnest of Salvation; God’s consoling of His wayward creatures that they might return to Him,
unafraid, fearing God; all of which reveals any notion of purgatory and other related misconceptions to be
deception of Satan and not of God}. The sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over us {by our
sin natures and our fear of death in place of our fear of God, in Christ Jesus, Whose Salvation conquered
our fear of death for we know now our earthly life in the flesh is not our final destination, but eternal Life
in glorified bodies awaits us on the other side of physical death; for death reigned as king over our lives
instead of God; but as by Adam’s sin death reigned, so now by Christ’s righteousness believers are
preferred to reign in Life}, but all who receive God’s wonderful, gracious gift of righteousness will live in
triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ {Immanuel, fully God and fully Man; by His
one act, Salvation is greater than sin which resulted from Adam’s one act--if we by faith believe and obey
God; our true natures being regenerated by God’s Spirit, our spirit having been enlivened, as our new heart
is for God and obedience to His revealed will and commands; for reigning in Life is the consequence of
receiving the grace and the gift of righteousness by justification freely offered to all sinners which implies
our believing in Christ Jesus as having died for our offenses against God; using this grace and this gift-
means in order to get more grace, bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit and improving on our initial grace
given--unto sanctification and glorification; as grace is the cause and justifying righteousness the effect in
our lives, by God’s Spirit; so instead of the tyranny of death reigning over man, in Christ we, being
Divinely owned and legally secured--by Jesus’ death as required by the law and by Christ’s, God’s,
vicarious death as the necessary and sufficient sacrificial Ransom for our sin against Himself, the Law
Giver--we reign in exultant freedom and unchallenged might through that matchless One, Jesus the Christ
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     }.
   Yes, Adam’s one sin {one act of disobedience to the command of God which was a test of man’s
obedience to God} brought condemnation upon everyone {as by a judicial act all the race of mankind lie
under a sentence, like an attainder upon a family}, but Christ’s one act of righteousness {in total obedience
to God’s revealed will} makes all people {who by faith believe} right in God’s sight and gives them life
{here again is man’s action, but this time it is man’s action simply in response to what God has done for us;
man being obliged to make a response, a choice, toward the action of God; for God’s Salvation is open to
all men, but specifically efficacious to those who but by faith believe and obey; as God in Christ forgives
all trespasses because Christ’s atoning death satisfied God’s justice; for even though we believers are not
able to lead completely sinless lives on earth, our reward for patient endurance in abiding is a glorious
eternity of complete obedience to God’s good will in His love by His Spirit for there will be no sin in New
Jerusalem--in God’s presence 1364}. Because one person disobeyed God, many {all} people became sinners.
But because one other person {in the Person of Jesus Christ--Immanuel} obeyed God, many people will be
made right in God’s sight {for the justification by Christ is an absolution not only from the guilt of that first
offense, mysteriously attaching to every individual of the race, but from the countless offenses into which,
as a germ lodged in the bosom of every child of Adam, it unfolds itself in his life; so the right to live the
righteous life, is a life possessed and enjoyed with the good will of God by His Spirit, in conformity with
the eternal law of God, and of Him--Christ Jesus--that sitteth on the throne of God; it is Life in the whole
man and is throughout the whole duration of human existence, and the Life of blissful and living
relationship to God in spirit, soul and glorified body, for ever and ever 1365}.
   God’s law {moral law and rule of conscience and life} was given so that all people could see how sinful
they were {for how can the finer deviations from a straight line be ascertained without the application of a
known straightedge; not unlike linear regression, but with a reverse twist, for the true regression line is not
determined by the trend of the variation found in the sample--of humanity for example, which is
exemplified in the dialectic of diversity, tolerance, and consensus-synthesis--but is determined by the
plumb line of God we humans must seek to conform or adhere to; as our deviation from God’s regression
line is our sin that in the light of God’s law brings us to the realization of our false self, sinful, natural man
nature in need of The Savior--Who is Christ Jesus; and that of our true self and nature which is Spiritual
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     }. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful kindness became more abundant. So just as
sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful kindness {His loving grace and
mercy} rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord {for Jesus Christ is the Cause of our Salvation, the Means by which it is communicated, and the
Source whence it springs, unto eternal Life in God’s presence--God’s object of our Salvation, its goal and
end; eternal Life being a quality of life; it is living by God’s Life and for God now by His Spirit, and in
eternity soon in New Jerusalem where we will be in the presence of God; thus the grace of the gospel not
only redeems from death and restores to Life, but it brings the soul into such a relationship with God, and
into such a participation of eternal glory, as we have no authority to believe ever would have been the
portion even of Adam himself had he even eternally retained his innocency--halleluiah to the Lamb of God;
for we will then be higher than angels having experienced the knowledge of God’s good will, having
experienced the knowledge of our own evil will, inspired by Satan, and its malignant effects without God’s
loving grace and mercy--for the only good will is God’s; freely choose Him and Live eternally with God}.”
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   “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more kindness and forgiveness
{since grace is so powerful, can’t we remain in our willed sin and still be delivered; though the world
would have you believe such as we see in Christendom in America and the world today 1367}? Of course
not {let it not be; by no means; far from it; let not such a thing be mentioned}! Since we have died to sin
{having no more to do with it, being totally separated from it}, how can we continue to live in it {for we
obtain Salvation by a willed choice to receive God’s grace and be humbled by His mercy, so repentance
must ensue first to relinquish our will to God’s good will, knowing our will outside God’s is malignancy}?
Or have you forgotten that when we became Christians and were baptized to become one with Christ Jesus,
we died with him {repenting of our flesh as we live, as Christ’s actual physical death relinquished His
physical body for His glorified body, so our repentance and Salvation relinquishes our soul from bondage
to our flesh and sin unto our quickened spirit, by God’s Spirit; so we may Live now, the Holy Spirit our
earnest, to Live eternally with God the Trinity--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos; for when we are resurrected
we will be like Christ in our spiritual bodies, our bodies of flesh and bones having been glorified with

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Christ; and we can be thankful that Jesus the Christ took up into His Person our whole sinful case and
condition, having been brought to an end in His death so whosoever will can be Saved 1368}? For we died
and were buried with Christ by baptism {being baptized with respect to His Name; such act of baptism
uniting us with the representation or likeness of Christ’s death to be united with the likeness of Christ’s
resurrection as a future hope we are sure of; both of these facts--baptism and resurrection--point to a
changed manner of life between these two events, the walking in newness of life, having been
representatively resurrected from out of the water being cleansed of our sin and indwelt by His Spirit
empowering us in our new walk; for as we are by baptism with Him into death, we are also buried with
Him, being made partakers of His burial also; baptism being symbolic of the inward reality and the outward
manifestation of the inward reality of our being born again by God’s Holy Spirit unto un-hypocritical
obedience; for mere obedience to God’s law however understood or misunderstood is double mindedness
and hypocrisy of the world in need of repentance that your false self die that your true self might be
enlivened by God’s Holy Spirit unto eternal Life 1369}. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the
glorious {energizing} power of the Father, now we also may live new lives {living for Christ, wholly given
up to Him, having the most intimate connection to Him; for as Christ showed us the Way to the Truth to the
Life in eternity to come, so we are to live by His Spirit now in our bodies of flesh and bone, walking in
obedience to His will until we go to meet Him, so His gospel will be preached to the ends of the earth so
whosoever will, will be Saved; for sanctification is not but mortification--dying to sin--but it is also
vivification of the spirit in man--living to righteousness; as the True Christian Religion absolutely requires
a holy heart and a holy life, by His Spirit, in Christ Jesus; so be not deceived by Satan’s both ends against
the middle, Middle Who is Christ Jesus, as he involves you in his dialectic of the oppositions of the
affections and the intellect for both are apart of your true self as you are in the world but not of it living for
Christ daily by the power of the Holy Spirit}.
   Since we have been united with him in {the likeness, homoioma, of} his death, we will also be {united
with Him in the likeness of His resurrection and} raised as he was {our death to sin now, our actual
physical resurrection future, but our present possession by His Spirit, His earnest for us; for Christ’s death
and resurrection are inseparable in their efficacy, union with Him in the one carries with it participation in
the other, for privilege and for duty alike; our resurrection now partial in that our spirit is enlivened having
been dead within us, our bodies resurrected future when God has purposed, forms them to be glorified for
God; He Who would, that none should perish--therefore the great commission of God’s saints, His anointed
ones born again for this purpose--but that all should come to repentance and attain eternal Life with Him;
but as Christ was in a body formed by God after the likeness of sinful flesh, so Christ is not, nor was He
man, and man is not Christ or God; as God in Christ and man are not the same in essence and nature as God
the Son is with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit; though men can be one with God as Christ is One,
God’s Spirit in us is not within our control as it is in Christ Jesus, God the Trinity-- the Trinity of God 1370}.
Our old sinful selves {our un-regenerated natural man selves} were crucified with Christ so that sin might
{be destroyed and} lose its power in our lives {not the mass of sin nor the material body considered as the
seat of sin, which it is not; but for sin as it dwells in us in our present un-glorified embodied state, under the
law of the fall; having realized, by God’s Holy Spirit bringing us to our poorness of spirit, our need for
God, we, by the power of the Holy Spirit, become increasingly unresponsive, having repented, to our flesh,
the world, and Satan’s deceit as we walk daily ever more in God’s good will for our lives; and as our lives
and our ministry of God’s gospel is used of God to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth, unto
Salvation--having been born again of that promise 1371}. We are no longer {tyrannized as} slaves to sin.
For when we died with Christ we were set free {by justification} from the power of sin {as death dissolves
all claims, so the whole claim of sin, not only to reign unto death, but to keep its victims in sinful bondage,
has been discharged once for all by the believer’s penal death in the death of Christ, so that he is no longer
a debtor to the flesh to live after the flesh; wholly sanctified unto God; for if we are only completely Saved
from sin by death or a process of earthly sanctification by works of righteousness, or by any other name,
then only by our death or works can we be Saved; by death or works, justified, sanctified holy enough--no;
for we are by faith believing, by God’s grace, wholly delivered from the consequences of sin and our sin
nature, sanctified holy in God’s sight--God’s Holy Spirit as God’s Earnest--only more, actually, as our
Spiritual soul is reunited to our bodies yet glorified, that we are as Christ; for we will see Him as He Is and
be seen as we are; halleluiah to the Lamb of God; for only God has Life in Him 1372}. And since we died {to
sin} with Christ {being born again by His Spirit}, we know we will also share his new life {so we must also
rise from the grave of sin never again to return to it, instead to live for God--leaving this world in spirit
only, staying here in our bodies of flesh and bones for God’s will and purpose; one Day to leave this world
and body forever and to be with Christ, God the Trinity, eternally, as He is with God so shall we be, as
Christ tarries awaiting God’s timing to return for His Church and to reconcile all to God--either sanctified
holy unto eternal Life with God or unto eternal death; just as the body of the seed must die and separate
from the germ so it may live, morphing into its intended end, so too must our bodies die, and separate so
our soul may Live and morph fully from its natural man state to its fully Spiritual state so that when we are
united again with our bodies it will be unto glorified, resurrected bodies as Christ-- representing our new
seed to bear glorified Lives in New Jerusalem for eternity; so be not deceived by the worldly deceitful use
of the word morph in all manner of media today and from whence it comes 1373}. We are sure of this
because Christ rose from the dead, and he will never die again {for He died once for all}. Death no longer
has any power over him {Christ having willingly died His sacrificial death; having been made sin, He Who
knew no sin, in submission to God’s will; because only in submission to God’s will was Christ subject to
the power of death--though Satan was self deceived about Christ’s crucifixion, as are men; for God so
loved the world He gave His only begotten Son--Immanuel--to die for our sins against Himself; as God
never requires of us that which He is not willing to do first, for God is submitted by His will, only, to His
Nature and Being and so must we for God Is Good--Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos; and as sin and death no
longer have power in Christ’s life, so it is with believers’ new life in Christ Jesus; thereby cutting us off
from the kingdom of sin and Satan and into the Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven on earth 1374}. He died once
to defeat sin, and now he lives for the glory of God {Christ having put away sin by His Sacrifice of
Himself--Immanuel--in obedience to the just claims of the law of sin under God’s law and holiness, Christ
having become sin and atonement for man, God’s perfect Sacrifice equal to and greater than the sentence of
death under law; for Christ’s sacrifice paid this debt in full, death and Satan no longer holding sway over
men’s lives as they by faith believe; so you can see, by God’s permissive will, Satan is only your creditor in
usury if you are in debt to sin, whereas if you be indebted to Christ--for God through Christ paid your
ransom--God be your creditor and God has forgiven your debt to Himself and charges no usury, by His
grace, by His Spirit, in Christ Jesus; so be not deceived by any form of recrucifying Christ, be it in pagan
communion as the Romish church and its offspring or in our denying Jesus’ death once for all in any way
in our unbelief, blasphemy, or apostasy 1375}. So you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live
for the glory of God through Christ Jesus {thus living as truly unto God as He Lives with God; undeterred
by fear of death in this temporary earthly life, by His Spirit, while Christ tarries; until we are actually
resurrected in like manner unto eternal Life before the time of Christ’s second coming; for to live for God
is to have the affections and desires alive towards God, living our life in the flesh unto God, to his honor
and glory as our end, His word and will as our rule; as there is no intercourse between a sinful soul and a
holy God, but by Christ Jesus, God’s Mediator, as Christ is our All in all in living for God}.
   Do not let sin control the way you live, do not give in to its lustful desires {for though sin may remain as
an outlaw, yet let it not reign as a king; though we may be sometimes overtaken and overcome by it, yet let
us never be obedient to it; for it was sin that made our bodies mortal, so do not yield obedience to such an
enemy because sin very much lies in the gratifying of the body; and because the body is here viewed as the
instrument by which all the sins of the heart become facts of the outward life 1376}. Do not let any part of
your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for sinning {reckoning yourselves, in your mortal body,
to be dead indeed to sin and living for God in righteousness in Christ Jesus, by His Spirit; for when the
tyrant, sin, reigns in the hearts of men, sinners freely hand over their hands, feet, eyes, and mind to the
cause of unrighteousness; so no longer let sin rule the desires of your mind and body that by influencing the
passions he governs the body, having being in your soul; instead let God in Christ rule the desires of your
heart, mind and body by His Spirit, becoming born again}. Instead, give yourselves completely to God
since you have been given new life {as the wax to the seal, taking any impression; to be, and have, and do,
what He pleases, for Him and His glory}. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the
glory of God {your body in service to your soul, your soul in service to your spirit which is in service to
God by the indwelling Holy Spirit, your spirit having been enlivened, by His Spirit--as a living sacrifice to
God; God being neither desiring nor accepting of a dead sacrifice, which is mockery to God}. Sin is no
longer your master, for you are no longer subject to the law {which exacts obedience without giving power
to obey, that condemns every transgression and every unholy thought without providing for the extirpation
of evil or the pardon of sin; whereas under grace you are under the merciful and beneficent dispensation of
the gospel, that, though it requires the strictest conformity to the will and commands of God, affords
sufficient power to be thus conformed; for under grace, we are justified as a gift of God, not by the law
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     }, which enslaves you to sin {leaving you to justify yourself before the law of God, but by the law no
flesh will nor can be justified before God; and sin is a habitual reaction of your old natural man nature,
whose heart is set against God and His commands in rebellious sin, responding to Satan’s temptations; but
it is no sin to be tempted, the sin lies in yielding; for while the sin exists only in Satan’s solicitation, it is the
Devil’s sin, not yours; it is only when we yield that we make the Devil’s sin our own, having entered into
temptation; instead yield yourself unto God, letting Him have your will--Satan cannot force the will, and
God will not}. Instead, you are {empowered to call upon the Holy Spirit to be} free by God’s grace {to
follow and be subject to the law of Christ that you might gain those without law--the Gentiles; as grace is
the glorious canopy and saving effects of that grace which reigns through righteousness unto eternal Life
through Jesus the Christ our Lord--as did earth’s canopy before the Flood protect man from harmful effects
of his natural environment; so in like manner God’s canopy of grace also protects us from harmful effects
from sin to our soul and spirit unto eternal Life 1378}.
    So since God’s grace has set us free from the law {superceding it, therefore freeing us from the world’s
cold, purely worldly logical reasonings and dialectic unto damnation; but then to say that we under God’s
grace can keep on sinning, is fallacious by God’s logical reasoning and dialectic, so}, does this mean we
can go on sinning {as some Antinomianists believe, imagining a contradiction in God’s word which does
not exist save for sake of self deception, as they project this belief on true born again believers as they are
in the world but not of it; for I believe all false religionists are antinomy-ists; but born again believers have
a new heart to obey God’s commands and so are to be in the world but not of it as our flesh wars against
our enlivened spirit unto sanctification until when in the end, all is reconciled in Christ Jesus and
consecrated either to God for God’s holy use or for destruction; however, a small amount of law negates
grace--for God is Absolute Sovereign--whereas loving grace fulfills the Law; so you see it is God’s logical
reasoning and dialectic which we should seek unto Truth of God for our Salvation; all else is vain
idolatrous deceit in a sea of seeming antinomy unto sin, and physical and eternal death for our souls and
spirits; as men apply dialectics and the law of synthesis instead of God’s absolute word of Truth}? Of
course not {for this would be fallacious use of human logical reasonings and dialectic to excuse sin, instead
of using God’s word--God’s logical reasoning and dialectic--which says you are born again unto
righteousness, not unto unrighteousness; for Godly rationality is un-Godly irrationality and Godly
irrationality is un-Godly rationality; for if you go on sinning, then you are professing born again while
living in unrighteousness which is a lie; therefore do not transgress in habitual sin, but when we miss the
mark set of God’s will in our lives--sin--we know that if we seek forgiveness, God is faithful to forgive as
we forgive, for His grace is new each morning; God’s grace supercedes pure, cold logical reasonings and
dialectic of the law, which can not Save but only results in condemnation and death; for as believers walk
in the Spirit, their faith increases and we walk increasingly in the righteousness of God; so never let the
world’s logical reasonings and dialectic unreason your position with God; for God never said we were born
again unto actual perfect righteousness, for only God is righteous--ours is imputed that we may come into
God’s presence, by His Spirit, working out our Salvation with fear and trembling--in the world but not of it;
for a believer’s imputed righteousness is out of God’s consideration for our human, mortal frailty by His
loving grace and mercy; for by no other means might men be Saved; God loves you and has made this Way
back to restoration with Him 1379}! Don’t you realize that whatever you choose to obey becomes your
master? You can choose sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God and receive his approval
{this handing over of yourself is looked upon as a constant process or allegiance--to God or Satan--even for
believers as they walk in the Spirit, by God’s grace; for grace accepts the willing mind, leaving room for
repentance, which promises pardon upon repentance and which requires nothing but what it promises
strength to perform; nor are we left to our own devises, but in the hands of Christ our Mediator Who
undertakes for us that sin shall not have dominion over us unto Salvation 1380}. Thank God! Once you were
slaves of sin {as it is well to remember to keep us humble, and to quicken us in the service of God on behalf
of the souls of men who are lost as we once were, outside God’s glorious loving grace}, but now you have
obeyed with all your heart the new teaching God has given you {as God’s gospel is the great rule both of
Truth and holiness, for it is the stamp, grace is the impression of that stamp, in obedience from our hearts--
the commanding part of us, motivating us to action, to good or to evil}. Now you are free from sin, your old
master, and you have become slaves to your new master, righteousness {for the former man is under the
control of his flesh, the world and Satan; whereas the latter man is under the control of the Spirit in
communion with his spirit; for if Satan be your master, you his slave, you are subject to his own evil lusts
and appetites and they are his most cruel taskmasters; whereas if God through Christ, by the Holy Spirit, be
your master, you His slave, all He exacts in obedience is turned to your eternal advantage as this Master has
no self-interest to secure and if He be your Master you are free indeed--for God is Absolute Sovereign and
you share in His glory which is in Christ Jesus by His Spirit}.
   I speak this way, using the illustration of slaves and masters, because it is easy to understand. Before,
you let yourselves be slaves of impurity and lawlessness. Now you must choose to be slaves of
righteousness so that you will become holy {consecrated to God under His grace, instead, as formerly, you
were consecrated to destruction under His law; and with the same abandon with which you dedicated
yourselves to evil, so now do as slaves to righteousness}.
   In those days, when you were slaves of sin, you weren’t concerned with doing what was right {you were
free from righteousness, not free by any liberty given, but by a liberty taken, which is licentiousness; but
the freedom from righteousness is the worst kind of slavery 1381}. And what was the result? It was not good,
since now you are ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom {for the
compensation paid by sin for services rendered to it is eternal death, remaining in our natural man
degenerate natures; Paul having put contrasting ends before us so we may clearly choose and know our
end, as God’s word does throughout for God would that whosoever will should not perish; for God does not
deceive, He puts forth His Truth for men to willfully choose 1382}. But now you are free from the power of
sin and have become slaves of God {for the fundamental principle of gospel-obedience is as original as it is
Divinely rational, that we are set free from the law in order to keep it, and are brought graciously under
servitude to the law in order to be free--God’s logical reasoning and dialectic; for God synthesizes the
antinomies for men who choose Christ, having already submitted and chosen what is right; as the opposites
in this Fallen four dimensional universe where evil reigns are designed for us to make an eternal choice for
which we will either Live eternally in holly God’s presence or live eternally separated from holy God
because He will not allow evil sin in His presence; for God’s eternal Truth overarches all that is in the
world in time; so those who apply dialectics while being in and of the world or to those who are in and of
the world, are only deceiving themselves and others unto Gehenna, calling good evil and evil good; for our
Jehovah our Elohim is one Jehovah--which but bespeaks of the Triune God of the Bible 1383}. Now you do
those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life {for you have been born again by His Spirit
having been given a new heart for God, your old heart for rebellious sin having been replaced, your sinful
natural man nature having been replaced with your new Spiritual nature--God’s new creation, His new
species unto Salvation 1384}. For the wages of sin is death {eternal separation from God in Gehenna 1385},
but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord {for God’s gracious gift of deliverance
from sin, His transforming of the sinner’s whole being, is eternal Life; as we may merit Hell, we cannot
merit Heaven because a sinner goes to Hell because he deserves it, and a righteous man goes to Heaven
because Christ has died for him and communicated that grace by which his sin is pardoned and his soul
made holy; for sin constitutes Hell, and the sinner has a Hell in his own bosom, so all is confusion and
disorder where God does not reign; so every indulgence of sinful passions increases the disorder, and
consequently the misery of every sinner; whereas if men were as much in earnest to get their souls Saved as
they are to prepare them for perdition, Heaven would be highly peopled, and devils would be their own
companions 1386}.” 166
   “(2) The fundamental principle of Gospel-obedience is as original as it is divinely rational; that ‘we are
set free from the law in order to keep it, and are brought graciously under servitude to the law in order to be
free’ (vss. 14, 15, 18). So long as we know no principle of obedience but the terrors of the law, which
condemns all the breakers of it, and knows nothing whatever of grace, either to pardon the guilty or to
purify the stained, we are shut up under a moral impossibility of genuine and acceptable obedience:
whereas when Grace lifts us out of this state, and through union to a righteous Surety, brings us into a state
of conscious reconciliation, and loving surrender of heart to a God of salvation, we immediately feel the
glorious liberty to be holy, and the assurance that “Sin shall not have dominion over us” is a sweet to our
renewed tastes and aspirations as the ground of it is felt to be firm, “because we are not under the Law, but
under Grace.... (6) Death and life are before all men who hear the Gospel: the one, the natural issue and
proper reward of sin; the other, the absolutely free “GIFT OF GOD” to sinners, “in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
And as the one is the conscious sense of the hopeless loss of all blissful existence {man’s Fall}, so the other
is the conscious possession and enjoyment of all that constitutes a rational creature’s highest “life” for
evermore (vs. 23).” 167
    {So} “Now, dear brothers and sisters, you who are familiar with the law--don’t you know that the law
applies {and rules over a man as long as he lives, but} only to a person who is still living {and has not died
to the law, to self, sin, death, and Satan, and thence not born again to live God’s new life in Christ Jesus, by
the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; for the obligation and condemnation of the law extends until death
to the law only, its jurisdiction going no further, the severest of which can only lead to the death of a man’s
body in its punishing effects; so too, Jesus the Christ died for mankind as the law for He is God’s and our
righteousness, and as sin because He knew no sin and could then bear our sin without corruption; for by
His resurrection He showed man God’s loving grace with mercy Live after death and so are supreme over
self, sin, law, death, and Satan who deceitfully claims responsibility and victory in Christ’s crucifixion; so
you see that which God desires us to know about Himself and His Nature versus this Fallen world of
iniquity is so we will not fear death and thereby serve Satan, but fear God and accept His hand outstretched
toward us, His Salvation; so choose love, righteousness, and Life in Christ Jesus--Immanuel--for by faith
and hope we come to know God by experiencing His love}? Let me illustrate. When a woman marries, the
law binds her to her husband as long as he is alive. But if he dies, the laws of marriage no longer apply to
her. So while her husband is alive, she would be committing adultery if she married another man. But if her
husband dies, she is free from that law and does not commit adultery when she remarries {for as Christ,
our Husband born subject to the law, died, so we were freed from sin to choose to serve God without
adultery for Christ and God--and the Holy Spirit--are One, God the Trinity, and because God is no idol;
whereas our first marriage--our becoming one--with self, sin, death, and Satan was, in fact, idolatry; for as
men served Christ in His walk on this earth as a Man, and now by His Spirit, so we will serve Him when
He returns, Christ having died to His flesh for our sin so we may marry Him upon His return, He now
glorified, as we will be glorified in perfect Divine union with God the Trinity for eternity, by the Holy
Spirit--our dowry and Christ’s earnest; not both ends, or opposites, against the middle as is Satan’s method
in rebellious deceit which only ends in chaos and destruction, but both ends reconciled by the Middle, by
Christ Jesus, by His Spirit--God’s dialectical Synthesis; as God’s plan of Salvation in Christ is ubiquitous
in this world and universe so proving the absolute Truth and applicability of God’s word in all ages and
eternity to come; as Jesus the Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison
within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies,
Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word

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speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old
Testament that none should have excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in
God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or
physically} the Father”. 1387}.
   So this is the point: The law no longer holds you in its power, because you {your natural, sinful, man
self} died to its power when you died with Christ on the cross {when you accepted Christ’s atoning death
on the cross for remission of your sins, your sinful, natural man self died to sin; your new heart being given
to you from God’s Holy Spirit, your new justified self in Christ; for only your sinful-nature-self is or can be
wedded to Spiritual death by the Law, while only your regenerated, Spiritual nature is or can be wedded to
Spiritual Life in Christ, by His Spirit; but the law of God only died with respect to our unwilling flesh, not
to our willing spirit for Jesus the Christ is Righteousness personified, the Law Incarnate, God’s Glory in
the flesh for our edification that we may know God by experience, fearing Him unto Salvation; for God’s
Spirit in us, in Christ, is our Law of Righteousness within us, not without us; and so God clothes us in
white robes of righteousness, seeing us through the prism of Christ, that we can be in His presence for
eternity; praise God from Whom all blessings flow 1388}. And now you are united with the one who was
raised from the dead {Christ, Him Who died, instead of with the world whose lord is Satan; and because
your old self was your god, as you were married to yourself, your new self becomes unattached to self so
she, the bride in us is free to marry another--Christ our Bridegroom, our Redeemer and Savior, our God,
God the Trinity, our Creator}. As a result, you can produce good fruit, that is, good deeds for God {without
hypocrisy 1389}. When we were controlled by our old {flesh} nature, sinful desires were at work within us,
and the law aroused these evil desires that produced sinful deeds {because God’s law made our sinful
passions conspicuous, by reminding us of God’s standard, so sin in us caused us to rebel against that Law;
for the law by threatening, corrupt and fallen man, but offering no grace to cure, did but stir up the
corruption in a state of hopelessness as God seeks thereby to impress upon us our sin, in His mercy, sin we
do not feel is worthy of our concern without the law of God to so stir within us a desire for a cure--which
He so graciously provides in His Son, at the right time in our lives and History; without which are 1390},
resulting in death {for God’s law, without grace, requires death to those who do not obey it--for we can not
obey it in our own strength, in our sinful nature; for we can only obey God’s law by His Spirit indwelling,
having been born again; as our dying to sin and the law is in conformity to the death of Christ, and the
crucifying of his body, so our devotedness to Christ in newness of Life is in conformity to the resurrection
of Christ; for the passions or propensities of sins, their motions resulting from the Fallen nature, our disease
of our hearts, the pollution and corruption of our souls which work in our members moving us to sin by the
whole nervous and muscular system, applying that stimulus to every part which is necessary to excite them
to action, instead of all for Christ which becomes our passionate motion upon regeneration of our nature,
heart and mind toward God; for as the law is against such evil passions and actions, and as these exert
themselves against it, so these motions which were by the law became roused into the most powerful
activity by the prohibitions of the law, having been comparatively dormant till the Law said: Thou shalt not
do this or do that; now these same passions, propensities of the sinful heart and mind, were roused into acts
of transgression and omissions of duty, in their rebellion against God’s Law, and God Himself 1391}. But
now we have been released from the law {and our flesh, while under the law}, for we died with Christ {to
our flesh and therefore to the law, while under the law, as was Jesus the Christ}, and we are no longer
captive to its power {for we have been reborn by the Holy Spirit with a new nature, with a new heart and
mind for God, receptive to willing obedience to God’s law, by His Spirit, in love--for God first loved us}.
Now we can really serve God {by His loving grace, by His Spirit; our motions--our passions, affections,
our stirrings--no longer of sin, responding to sin, but of God, responding to Him, Who is in Christ Jesus our
Lord; as here you can see ontology viz. purpose is rightly fulfilled whereas man-philosophy but sees our
earthly end in this Fallen nature as all of creation is Fallen, thereby imparting no hope for they are under
law; for as in nature, so in law without God’s grace, ends in both physical and spiritual death, so it becomes
us to worship within the veil, no longer in the outward court of God’s Temple, in perfect freedom, for God
is Absolute Sovereign and we are in Christ Who is in us, Who is in God as God is in Him 1392}, not in the
old way by obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way, by the Spirit {in place of a legalism that
enforces statutes, there is a Spirit of love and dedication; for God so purposed gave His Law that it should
be in force only till the advent of the Messiah, having taken place, God then so purposed thence that the
law has consequently ceased, so now we are called to take on us the yoke of the gospel, laying down the
yoke of the law as God has ordained in His perfect timing--that we should be married to another, to Jesus
the Christ; the law designed to wed us to Christ, He having died in His flesh lives again in His Spirit as we
too live by His Spirit communing with our spirit, but now wedded to Him Who is resurrected and ascended
to God--for Christ is our Way to God’s Truth to His eternal Life for us, while we were yet sinners 1393}.
   Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is evil {by no means; for God’s Law, being His, means to
exposes our sin to ourselves that we may come to Him in repentance, and thus unto His Salvation; but by
no other means but involving deceit is God’s law sin or evil; for Babylonia is always casting God’s law as
evil, instead of the sin it reveals--calling God’s law intolerance, His love license; for worldly tolerance is
license to sin without consequences, conviction or reproof according to God’s law unto repentance}? Of
course not {for prior to this dispensation of grace of God, His Law provided the Jews a revealed way to
live civilly together--civil law--to behave personally, morally toward one another--moral law--and to
worship and praise God--ceremonial law which prophesied Christ as its purpose--so those who would by
faith believe and obey God in the dispensation of His Law would Live eternally with Him; for when they
did not, God pointed to their hearts being far from Him, their hypocrisy of their worship of Him, and their
lawlessness in behavior toward one another morally and civilly; this clearly delineates the Jew’s
disobedience to His revelation of Himself for them to be in His will and Life of blessings; sin always being
its own punishment while God reserves His judgment to Himself through Christ Jesus for individuals and
their consecration--even for those sojourners, aliens, and even Gentiles who did likewise as did the faithful
Jews--God being no respecter of persons, so to each and their own faith-believing in obedience to Him; for
it was not the law that Saved them, but their obedience to His law by faith-believing in God and His word
by the Holy Spirit--as is the case in all dispensations of time--as it is revealed in each dispensation; to do
justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God 1394}! The law is not sinful, but it was the law that showed
me my sin {by showing me the extent of the virulence and strength of the principle of sin in my heart and
the heart of Fallen man; for without God’s Law, the human heart is its own measure, it will rate its
workings according to its own propensities, for itself is its highest rule; but when God gives a true insight
of His own perfections, to be applied as a rule of both passion and practice, then sin is discovered, and
discovered too to be exceedingly sinful; because otherwise strong propensities, because they appear to be
inherent in our nature, would have passed for natural and necessary operations, and their sinfulness would
not have been discovered if the law had not said: Thou shalt not; and thus determined that the propensity
itself, as well as its outward operations, is sinful before God--so is it any wonder--certainly it is no longer a
mystery--that tolerance and lustful sex is being educated into America’s children, along with all other
manner of sin, according as God’s word has revealed, by our now Babylonian educational system, their
justifications may be what they will; for if educators were really trying to change behavior leading to evil
and sin, they would preach repentance and forgiveness, and Truth, not deceit in their ignorance and in their
intentions; for as the so-called intelligentsia profess to be against the harmful effects of human behavior
and nature in the world, do they not promote the same with their other hand--but a deceived effect of God’s
word telling us not to let our left hand know what our right hand is doing that we might not be too self
aware and stray from the Way in our pride 1395}. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law
had not said, ‘Do not covet.’ But sin took advantage of this law and aroused all kinds of forbidden {lustful}
desires within me {my false self}! If there were no law, sin {imbedded in our natural man natures} would
not have that power {for as God’s law shows us what not to do when God’s presence is not in our lives,
God’s grace shows us what to do when God’s presence is in our lives--to love God and our neighbor, thus
fulfilling the true intent of God’s law--being justified with imputed righteousness before God and His law--
as Christ, Immanuel, loves us; for in our imputed sin from Adam’s, we need conscious, experiential
knowledge of God’s absence in our lives by way of what not to do and its consequences in this life and in
eternity, that we might repent and turn to God unto Salvation--God’s means-end for non-believers; while in
our imputed righteousness, we need conscious, experiential knowledge of God in what we are to do as
faith, hope and love are God’s means-end for believers, in this life, as we live for Christ ministering God’s
gospel that whosoever will will be Saved, and in eternity as God reveals Himself forever, that which He
began in the Garden of Eden for man; both being designed by God for our willed natures that we would
come to know God in His fullness, by His revelation, by His Spirit--either consecrated to God for
destruction, or for God unto Life eternal, our wills submitted lovingly to His good will--in obedience, to the
Only Good Will; glory be to God; for in God’s justice, His love tips the scales in our favor, by His grace--
for He will grant mercy to whom He will, and just punishment to whom He must; for without God’s law
and His grace, deception is efficacious by our will and the work of Satan in Babylonia a la Freud et. al.;
diversity, tolerance, consensus, choice, false universal salvation, and historical and generic dialectic, et. al.,
where Christians are labeled intolerant and as against this world agenda--when Truth becomes a lie, and
lies become truth--men die in their sin which God finds no pleasure in; halleluiah to God, God’s Lamb of
God--Jesus the Christ, Immanuel; for man may reject the judgment of God and accept the notion of
universal salvation or he may accept the Devil’s deceived notion of God’s judgment and salvation, or he
may reject both the only Salvation in Christ Jesus and the judgment of God; but be not deceived, God will
not be mocked; instead choose you this day whom you will serve: God or Satan}.
   I felt fine when I did not understand what the law demanded. But when I learned the truth {of God’s law
by His Spirit; for our strong desire--concupiscence--should be for God and the things of God, not our sinful
lusts of our flesh--all things forbidden by God; for Paul had the law in his hand and head, but he had it not
in his heart--the seat of his motions; he had the shell, not the kernel, the letter, not the spirit of God’s law
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     }, I realized I had broken the law and was a sinner {my true self, which without the God’s law was
dormant, latent within me, so my false self was complacent toward evil in self satisfaction; satisfied with
self, oblivious to Truth and my perishing condition}, doomed to die {indeed, I was alive, or so I thought,
without the law at one time, but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died--the intended
working of God’s gospel of repentance and Salvation revealed in His word, the canonized Bible; for God’s
law is a lamp and a light as it opens the eyes, and prepares the way of the Lord--Christ our Righteousness,
The Way 1397}. So the good law, which was supposed to show me the way of life, instead gave me the death
penalty {for my true and false selves are my one self, as my soul struggles to be free, Saved by God
through Christ Jesus, by His Spirit; for we are guilty when controlled by sin, and holy when controlled by
God; even as our flesh wars against our spirit while we are in the world but not of it--God’s dialectic 1398}.
Sin took advantage of the law and fooled {and deceived 1399} me; it took the good law and used it to make
me guilty of death {for sin first deceives, deceiving lies from Truth and truth from lies, then kills, eternal
death sin’s objective, its end, while until we die, we live a dying life or a living death; whereas Truth
reveals Truth unto eternal Life, its objective and its end--what an eternal contrast; for God creates in kinds
which propagate, so unbelieving transgressing sinners will not be Saved while faith believing, obedient
sinners who miss the mark, sin, will be Saved--by God’s Spirit, in Christ Jesus}. But still, the law itself is
holy and right and good {for when we becomes aware of the struggle in our soul, then becoming a
Christian, that struggle intensifies even the more; for Paul here describes his own struggle unto Salvation as
he walked with God through his life as he recognized ‘Thou shalt not covet.…’ as the commandment
regulating our hearts in relation to the other nine Commandments which primarily regulate the whole of the
outward conduct}.
   But how can that be? Did the law, which is good, cause my doom? Of course not! Sin used what was
good to bring about my condemnation for its own evil purposes {for the sinful principle of our nature lies
so dormant, so torpid, that its virulence and power are unknown, and to our feeling it is as good as dead; as
in Paul’s ignorance, when, in this sense, a stranger to the Spiritual nature of the law, he deemed himself a
righteous man, and, as such, entitled to life at the hand of God; but Paul, by God’s Spirit through the law,
saw the Spiritual Truth of the Law and so his sinful motions arose, revived within him bringing their true
nature in all its malignity and strength in him to his conscious awareness, suddenly come alive as if sprung
from the dead so much so as to lead him unto repentance unto Salvation before God, through Jesus the
Christ; and so are many in false law-based religions in the world in need of Salvation from their bondage to
the law of sin and death, being dead to the law and the Spirit, deceived in themselves; but alas, as deception
increases in these the last of the last days, so too is the law taking churches by storm; but fear not for as evil
abounds, doth not God’s grace abound more; Amen}.
   The law {of God is Spiritual, not carnal 1400; and as such is manifested by Spiritual revelation throughout
the dispensations of History being caused by or filled with the Spirit of God--pneumatikos; for God’s law is
not to be considered as a system of external rites and ceremonies, nor even as a rule of moral action, it is a
Spiritual system reaching to the most hidden purposes, thoughts, dispositions, and desires of the heart and
soul, reproving and condemning everything without hope of reprieve or pardon, that is contrary to eternal
Truth and rectitude; so by God’s law comes the knowledge of sin, and by God’s gospel through Christ
Jesus comes the cure of sin unto Salvation by the Holy Spirit when God’s law will work in us only by His
Spirit by His loving grace bearing fruit of the Spirit; for where there is true grace there is an experimental
knowledge of the Spirituality of the Law of God in changed lives--lives that live by faith, hope, and love,
God’s dialectic; so should so-called Christian activism be tempered by the word of God that our witness be
not hindered and God’s law is emphasized to the detriment of God’s grace that we be indistinguishable
from the world 1401} is good, then {for God put things together in such a way that sin brought death through
that which is good, in order that sin through the commandment might become sinful to an extraordinary
degree because man is a sinner and does not believe that sin is really what it is nor what it intends to do; so
man throughout the ages would have the opportunity presented to them throughout their lives, to choose
God or not; to choose self and judgment through their sin ending in eternal Spiritual death, or to choose
death of self by God’s grace unto eternal Spiritual Life; the law of the Spirit having power to deliver the
believer from the law of sin, which is in his members and his conscience from condemnation by the Mosaic
law; moreover the Spirit works in the will-yielded believer the very righteousness which Moses’ law
requires--for God in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, is our All in all}. The trouble is not with the law but with
me, because I am sold into slavery, with sin as my master 1402. I don’t understand myself at all, for I really
want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do the very thing I hate. I know perfectly well that what
I am doing is wrong, and my bad conscience shows that I agree that the law is good {witnessing for him
that he had a good principle ruling and prevailing in him, notwithstanding; which rule is the law of God
that he not only dreads the severity of, but also consents to the goodness of; this being a sign that the law is
written on his heart, his sanctified judgment not only concurs to the equity of the law, but to the excellency
of it; as the covenant of grace, which accepts the willingness of the spirit, has provided pardon for the
weakness of the flesh}. But I {ego, God’s true self in me} can’t {always} help myself {my soul wherein my
personality with its mind’s reason and conscience reside}, because it is sin inside me that {habitually, by
my motions} makes me do these evil things {as in the regenerate man there is a coexistence and mutual
hostility of flesh and spirit/Spirit in the same renewed man; while the very thing God desires us to rid
ourselves of, sin, Freudianism, et. al. desire to foster within us, uninhibited--the very efficacious evil, anti-
Christian social behavior, Freud claims to cure; not so, for be not deceived for God will not be mocked as
Freud and his Wolfman have done these almost 100 years in Sergei’s famous--infamous--dream of wolves
in a tree--Wolves are Watching; for the results of Freudianism is either hypocrisy under law, or narcissistic
pagan heathenism in un-hypocritical disobedience of God’s law--which are the same to God not unlike the
Southern Jewish Kingdom versus the Northern--though he was known for ostensibly--deceitfully--being
against Victorianism; Freud was in fact against biblical Truth; but God gives His saints power over the
wolves that are watching and waiting to pounce on any weak believer by the Holy Spirit 1403}.
   I know I {in my carnal flesh} am rotten through and through so far as my old sinful nature is concerned.
No matter which way I turn, I can’t make myself do right. I want to, but I can’t {as my spiritual will to do
God’s will is in me, the will to good, but it is hindered by my flesh; again the double self of the renewed
man, the corrupt self--my false self--is not my true self, it is but sin dwelling in my real self, as a renewed
man; for only the real self knows by experience, God, and his true and false selves as he perseveres unto
sanctification; not being deceived into seeing only the one or the other in a false dichotomy--either an
evolved ape or a deceived god--unto death and Gehenna, which is the Devil’s plot 1404}. When I want to do
good, I don’t. And when I try not to do wrong, I do it anyway {for legalism under God’s law is doomed to
failure, which is its intent, to show man he can not Save himself by obeying the law in his own strength as
though a lien upon the being of God, Who is Absolute Sovereign which precludes this notion before it
starts; for we can not be good enough, for only God is good and therefore goodness comes from God,
through Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit; so you see, we have confounded our wills with the passions, and
laid to the charge of the former what properly belongs to the latter, the will is right, but the passions are
wrong; it discerns and approves but is without ability to perform, having no power over sensual appetites
for in these the principle of rebellion dwells but alas less and less , by His Spirit, as we renew our minds
and begin to control and direct our motions toward God and His goodness in our lives, by His Spirit}. But if
I am doing what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing it; the sin within me is doing it {so repent
and have a new nature from God, by His Spirit; no longer a sin nature, but a Spiritual nature seeking after
God, no longer striving with God; for Paul’s true self was not doing evil, but the sin dwelling within him,
his true self--ego--being caused to sin and therefore become false-self, as our true self must be deceived
into false self in order to sin for we were created for God, by God, for Him and His glory; here we see
Freudianism, et. al. have deceived the biblical ego, Freud’s goal to remove God’s conscience, His law, His
Spirit--superego--so man’s fleshly sin desires--the id, pagan heathenism--can be sole influence on our ego
unto sin, death and Hell, instead of our spirit, by God’s Spirit; Paul here not waiving responsibility for his
own evil, not here or in any of his Epistles, nor in God’s word anywhere--for we must choose death or Life,
by God’s grace}.
   It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong {for the
law as a principle works with regularity of action to counter will to good in the world by born again by faith
believers; so again we see deceit in Nietzsche's Will to Power as Satanic in this modern age--an age of
man’s naming, an age without God, so some erroneously believe--not unlike in kind to Lucifer’s I will
become as God as his sins of pride and envy led him to iniquity against God--the cause of his demise; and
do we not see this Luciferian desire in all Babylonian religions in their rebellion against the True Religion
of the Bible 1405}. I love God’s law with all my heart {according to the inward Spiritual man 1406}. But there
is another {principle of} law at work within me {in my members, my body 1407} that is at war with {the
principle of the law of} my mind. This law {of sin} wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is
still within me {his true self, the inward man 1408, agreed with the law of God, but another law, the law of
sin, brought the soul-me into captivity, making him a prisoner; but before making Paul’s soul a prisoner,
the law of sin was at war with the law of his mind, this law of his mind, together with the inward man
represent Paul’s true self controlled by the being of God; his true self being brought into captivity to the
law of sin in his members in which this struggle between our spirit and our flesh over the prize of our soul
in eternity is fought as regenerated men persevere over their flesh as they renew their mind in God’s word,
by His Spirit producing its fruit, as they rule their flesh, their motions more and more unto God and His
will, as we seek after the Spirit of God in our daily walk more and more each day surrendering our will and
spirit to God to win the race and receive the prize of eternal Life--God’s dialectic for born again believers
who are in the world and not of it, by His loving grace and mercy tempered by His justice; God’s dialectic
never a worldly synthesis, but a reconciliation, for this Fallen world will pass away but God’s word and
Word will not pass away; and so this struggle of the regenerate will also pass away and only the new men
will survive into eternity in the presence of our holy God--no more a sinner instead a refined and glorified
being presented to God without spot or wrinkle; praise God 1409}. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who
will free me from this {bodily, fleshly} life that is dominated by sin {for the body is the scene of this
contest; sin living in the members brings Spiritual death to the body, and man becomes aware that he needs
outside help; not deliverance from the body as such, but for deliverance from the body characterized by
Spiritual death--the doing of that which is evil in opposition to his Spiritual desire to do that which is good;
whereas Freudianism seeks only required socially acceptable behavior, while in hypocrisy the private
behavior of men can be as vile as pagan heathenism prescribes at its worst; for Freudianism at best is a law
response--Freud being a Jew--to Truth; while social tolerance brings more and more private behavior into
the public realm as acceptable, as society in this modern age descends into depravity as God gives men
over to reprobate minds by their choice, having hardened their hearts; for Freudianism is merely sinful
man’s response to the law--calling God’s Law evil and sin good--in deception from Salvation, man’s only
remedy; for be not deceived, so-called psychology is no friend of man}? Thank God! The answer {to
deliverance} is in Jesus Christ our Lord {not Freudian psychology, et. al., of man’s vain imaginings which
leave out man’s spirit and the indwelling Spirit in their model of no hope, for their models only deal with
the war raging in a man’s soul, without possibility of God’s Spirit enlivening our spirit to commune with
God’s Spirit unto repentance and Salvation, by God’s Spirit; as Paul never ceased to preach Jesus the Christ
crucified to men unto Salvation; that men might be undeceived of worldly dialectics of deception unto
God’s dialectic of the mystery of Godliness unto Salvation--by the work of God’s Holy Spirit, God’s
Word, His creation, and the witness of men; for in God’s dialectic regarding the new man is a battle already
won from eternity made manifest to man in Christ Jesus that all who receive Salvation must merely
persevere in His dialectic to receive the prize that is certain for all who abide in Him; not so the Devil’s
dialectic which he deceives men to believe is a never ending struggle unto syntheses never certain of their
salvation; does this not but remind you of the nature of sin itself, a never ending cycle of unsatisfied
addiction; and is this not the nature of American life called consumerism in all its variations, for does it not
not satisfy for it is but Babylonian in its origin and not of God; I pray you see 1410}. So you see how it is: In
my mind {my intellect and affections, my true self} I really want to obey {and serve} God’s law, but
because of my sinful {fleshly} nature I {my false self} am a slave to {the principle of} sin {and to the
extent we do not obey God’s will, we are in sin, with carnality ruling, and to the extend we do obey God’s
will, we are in our spirit by His Spirit, even as we possess our Salvation which in its fullness is yet future,
God’s Spirit our dowry, God’s earnest; as Paul describes his transformation, then his walk, with our Lord
during his ministry as he persevered, having won the Prize, finishing the race God set before him 1411}.” 168
   {So} “19. For the good that I would I do not. Here again is the most decisive proof that the will is on the
side of God and truth. But the evil which I would not. And here is equally decisive proof that the will is
against or opposed to evil. It is not the will that leads men astray, but the corrupt passions which oppose
and oppress the will. The plain state of the case is this: the soul is so completely fallen that it has no power
to do {Godly, un-hypocritical} good till it receive that power from on high. But it has power to see good, to
distinguish between that and evil; to acknowledge the excellence of this good, and to will it, from a
conviction of that excellence; but further it cannot go. Yet in various cases it is solicited and consents to
sin; and because it is will, that is, because it is a free principle, it must necessarily possess this power; and
although it can do no good unless it receive grace from God, yet it is impossible to force it to sin. Even
Satan himself cannot do this; and before he can get it to sin, he must gain its consent. Thus God in His
endless mercy has endued this faculty with a power in which, humanly speaking, resides the salvability of
the soul; and without this the soul must have eternally continued under the power of sin, or been saved as
an inert, absolutely passive machine. But does not this arguing destroy the doctrine of free grace? No! it
establishes that doctrine. (1) It is through the grace, the unmerited kindness, of God that the soul has such a
faculty, and that it has not been extinguished by sin. (2) This will, though a free principle, yet, properly
speaking, has no power by which it can subjugate the evil or perform the good {until we choose Christ, by
God’s Holy Spirit; in the same way we choose sin, we consent and of our free will submit to a master; and
the more we submit to sin, the more sinful we become; likewise, the more we submit to Christ, the more
Godly we become--the mystery of Godliness, praise God}. We know that the eye has a power to discern
objects, but without light this power is perfectly useless, and no object can be discerned by it. So of the
person represented here by the apostle it is said, To will is present with me, v. 18; “To will is ever in
readiness, it is ever at hand, it lies constantly before me”; but how to perform that which is good I find not;
that is, the man is unregenerate, and he is seeking justification and holiness from the law. The law was
never designed to give these--it gives the knowledge, not the cure, of sin. Here, then the free agency of man
is preserved, without which he could not be in a salvable state; and the honor of the grace of Christ is
maintained, without which there can be no actual salvation.


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   20. It is no more I. My will is against it; my reason and conscience condemn it. But sin that dwelleth in
me--the principle of sin, which has possessed itself of all my carnal appetites and passions, and thus
subjects my reason and domineers over my soul. Thus I am in perpetual contradiction to myself. Two
principles are continually contending in me for the mastery; my reason {controlling my motions}, on which
the light of God shines, to show what is evil; and my passions {controlling my mind}, in which the
principle of sin works, to bring forth fruit unto death.
   21. I find then a law. I am in such a condition and state of soul, under the power of such habits and sinful
propensities, that when I would do good--when my will and reason are strongly bent on obedience to the
law of God and opposition to the principle of sin--evil is present with me, “evil is at hand; it lies constantly
before me.” As the will to do good is constantly at hand, v. 18, so the principle of rebellion exciting me to
sin is equally present; but as the one is only will, wish, and desire, without power to perform what is
desired, sin continually prevails. The word law in this verse must be taken as implying any strong or
confirmed habit, under the influence of which the man generally acts; and in this sense the apostle most
evidently uses it in v. 23.
   22. I delight in the law of God after the inward man. Every Jew, and every unregenerate man, who
receives the Old Testament as a revelation from God must acknowledge the great purity, excellence, and
utility of its maxims, though the will ever find that without the grace of our Lord Jesus he can never act
according to those heavenly maxims; and without the mercy of God, can never be redeemed from the curse
entailed upon him for his past transgressions....
   23. But I see another law in my members. Though the person in question is more or less under the
continual influence of reason and conscience, which offer constant testimony against sin, yet as long as
help is sought only against sin, yet as long as help is sought only from the law, and the grace of Christ in
the gospel is not received, the remonstrances of reason and conscience are rendered of no effect by the
prevalence of sinful passions; which from repeated gratifications, have acquired all the force of habit, and
now give law to the whole carnal man. Warring against the law of my mind. There is an allusion here to the
case of a city besieged, at last taken by storm, and the inhabitants carried away into captivity; carrying on a
system of warfare; laying continual siege to the soul; repeating incessantly its attacks; harassing, battering,
and storming the spirit; and, by all these assaults, reducing the man to extreme misery.…
   So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God. That this clause contains the inference from the
preceding train of argumentation appears evident from the therefore with which the apostle introduces it.
As if he had said: ‘To conclude, the sum of what I have advanced concerning the power of sin in the carnal
man and the utter insufficiency of all human means {including in our own spirit without God’s Spirit--as
Adam and Eve demonstrated in the Garden; for Satan’s method is to keep our souls, then our spirits from
invoking God’s Spirit into our lives and therefore our battle with Satan, our flesh, the world, and sin
enabling him to either in the one case defeat us unto death, or in the other case, to make us as ineffective in
the Kingdom of Heaven as he can enabling him to defeat more un-Saved men unto his same fate in
Gehenna; so be not deceived, call regularly on the Spirit and resist not evil, yourself, as God’s word tells us
not to do, but instead, the battle is God’s as is the victory--but we are enjoined as His vessel, as his
ambassador that men might be Saved by our witness, not by our might, but by God’s Spirit, not by our
spirit} and legal observances to pardon sin and expel the corruption of the heart is this: that the very same
person, ‘the same I,’ while without the gospel, under the killing power of the law, will find himself two
opposite principles, the one subscribing to and approving the law of God and the other, notwithstanding,
bringing him into captivity to sin. His ‘inward man,’ his rational powers and conscience {with all motions
under his renewed mind’s control}, will assent to the justice and propriety of the requisitions of the law;
and yet, notwithstanding this, his fleshly appetites, the ‘law in his members,’ will ‘war against the law of
his mind {for the Jews received the Law directly from God and in their history God spoke to them directly
and they, in their collective history, have experienced God’s Truth, though only veiled, whereas pagan
heathen Gentiles have even a lesser witness of Truth in their hearts and consciences--a further veiling yet--
which is the case as we go backwards in time to the Fall; while forward from the Cross, Truth is unveiled
further as History unfolds revealing more Scripture more clearly as His Spirit increases as sin increases,
unto its climax, in Christ’s second coming},’ and continue, till he receives the gospel of Christ {and even
after unless we rely on God’s Holy Spirit}, to keep him in the galling captivity of sin and death….’”
   “25. I thank God--the Source--through Jesus Christ--the Channel of deliverance {so be not deceived
when false religionists use channeling via other than Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit from God’s word of
Truth; for they are of Satan and not of God}. So then--to sum up the whole matter--with the mind--the
mind indeed--I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin--‘Such then is the
unchanging character of these two principles within me. God’s holy law is dear to my renewed mind, and
has the willing service of my renewed mind, and has the willing service of my new man; although that
corrupt nature which still remains in me listens to the dictates of sin.’ Note (1) This whole chapter was of
essential service to the Reformers in their contendings with the Church of Rome. When the divines of that
corrupt church, in a Pelagian spirit, denied that the sinful principle in our fallen nature, which is commonly
called ‘Original Sin,’ had the nature of sin at all, they were triumphantly answered from this chapter,
where--both in the first section of it, which speaks of it in the unregenerate, and in the second, which treats
of its presence and actings in believers--it is explicitly, emphatically, and repeatedly called ‘sin.’ As such,
they held it to be damnable. (See the Confessions both of the Lutheran and Reformed churches.) In the
following century, the orthodox in Holland had the same controversy to wage with ‘the Remonstrants’ (the
followers of Arminius}, and they waged it on the field of this chapter. (2) Here we see that Inability is
consistent with Accountability {for if we choose to fight sin in our flesh, we will be damned; if we choose
to fight sin in our spirit only, our witness will be ineffectual in large measure; but if we fight sin by the
Spirit of God, us a vessel only, then our witness is effectual to the extent we rely on the Spirit, us a conduit
only--effectual for God and His glory, not ours or any other’s}. (See vs. 18; Gal. 5:17.) ‘As the Scriptures
constantly recognize the truth of these two things, so are they constantly united in Christian experience.
Every one feels that he cannot do the things that he would, yet is sensible that he is guilty for not doing
them. Let any man test his power by the requisition to love God perfectly at all times. Alas! how entire our
inability! Yet how deep our self-loathing and self-condemnation!’ [Hodge]. (3) If the first sight of the Cross
by the eye of faith kindles feelings never to be forgotten, and in one sense never to be repeated--like the
first view of an enchanting landscape--the experimental discovery, in the latter stages of the Christian life,
of its power to beat down and mortify inveterate corruption, to cleanse and heal from long continued
backslidings and frightful inconsistencies, and so to triumph over all that threatens to destroy those for
whom Christ died, as to bring them safe over the tempestuous seas of this life into the haven of eternal rest-
-is attended with yet more heart-affecting wonder draws forth deeper thankfulness, and issues in more
exalted adoration of Him whose work Salvation is from first to last (vss. 24, 25). (4) It is sad when such
topics as these are handled as mere questions of biblical interpretation or systematic theology. Our great
apostle could not treat of them apart from personal experience, of which the facts of his own life and the
feelings of his own soul furnished him with illustrations as lively as they were apposite. When one is
unable to go far into the investigation of indwelling sin, without breaking out into an, ‘O wretched man that
I am!’ and cannot enter on the way of relief {by God’s Spirit, not by our own spirit, certainly not our own
flesh; for we are powerless against evil on our own as Paul humbly, with meekness, admits unashamedly--
for he is not ashamed of the gospel of God through Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit} without exclaiming ‘I
thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord,’ he will find his meditations rich in fruit to his own soul, and
may expect, through Him who presides in all such matters, to kindle in his readers or hearers the like
blessed emotions (vss. 24, 25). So be it even now, O Lord!”
“A. B. SIMPSON:
   ‘I delight in the law of God after the inward man.’ This inward man which delights in the law of God is
undoubtedly the new man, the regenerated soul, born from above. Notwithstanding our corruptions and
struggles, let us never give up the confidence of our salvation. We are the Lord’s children, although we
may be full of fault and blame. The nugget is genuine gold, although it is mixed with much rough rock and
native ore. In due time the great Refiner will cleanse it from the dross; but be careful and do not throw it
away because it still has some dross.
   We see the honest struggle between these two natures. The new and heaven-born heart is opposed by the
old natural heart, and a terrible struggle ensues in which the good is often defeated by the evil, yet never
yields its consent. ‘I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me
into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.’ Now, this is the struggle in which so many
Christian lives spend all their earthly experience. It is an honest and earnest conflict, and God gives full
credit for the intent, but looks with sorrow upon the failure which is so needless and vain.
   What is the struggling soul to do? To continue the fight forever {as deceitfully false religions require that
rely on the law or a combination of grace and law--which negates grace; for Satan knows full well that
without God’s Holy Spirit indwelling, the soul is lost in separation from God now and in eternity--Satan’s
means and goal: his dialectic in want of Saving grace of God by design an endless, hopeless endeavor unto
Gehenna} ? What did Paul do? Listen, ‘O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of
this death?’ When we can do nothing else, we can at least give a good cry. When it came to the worst, Paul
just lifted up his voice and called for help. With his little ship sinking in the rough waters, he shouted for
aid. And such a cry is never heard in vain. God heard him, and a moment later, lo! the vision beyond the
surf of the white sails of the lifeboat coming to his aid with Jesus in the prow, waving His hand in
encouragement and victory, while Paul answers back with a shout of triumph, ‘Thank God through Jesus
Christ our Lord.’ And now the lifeboat is quickly attached to the sinking ship and quickly bears it across
the rough waters into the open sea of peace and grace and glory into which we pass in the following
chapter.
   The seventh chapter of Romans is the hopeless struggle of the new heart with the old heart in a saved
man. The eighth chapter of Romans is the victory of the same man over his old enemy and all others, when
something is added to his life--the indwelling presence and power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost to fill
him and keep him in triumph over all his foes. Rom. 7:25 gives us the key to the whole chapter in the
words, ‘I myself’; it is the story of what I myself can do; it is the best that the good self is able to
accomplish, while the eighth chapter is the best that Christ in us is able to accomplish, and the key to the
chapter is, ‘In Christ, and Christ in us.’
   I myself can choose the right and struggle for it, but cannot fully accomplish it. With the mind I can
serve the law of God, but with the flesh I will still often serve the law of sin. But when I come into the
higher place of union with Christ, then ‘the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from
the law of sin and death.’
   In the fifth chapter of Galatians, the same conflict described, ‘The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the
Spirit against the flesh.’ Usually we spell the word ‘spirit’ with a small ‘s’ and that keeps us in the seventh
chapter of Romans, our spirit struggling against our flesh. The true way to spell it is a capital ‘S,’ and this
takes us into the eighth chapter of Romans, and this makes the struggle no longer between our spirit and
our flesh, but rather between the divine Spirit and our flesh {for as Adam and Eve had spirits, when
tempted by Lucifer, they failed to call on God’s Spirit and succumbed to sin by deceit, relying only on their
own spirits, fumbling God’s word in the process}. The battle is not our, but God’s, and the victory is sure
and complete, and so the apostle says in Galatians, ‘This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not
fulfil the lust of the flesh.’” 169
   “So now {therefore} there is no condemnation {involving punishment and doom eternally for our sin,
having been found guilty and deserving death, but} for those who {are in and therefore} belong to Christ
Jesus {those who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit; for as Christ knew no sin, was, to all legal
effects, made sin--a curse--for us, so are we, who believe in Him, to all legal effects, made the
righteousness of God in Him, and thus, one with Him in the Divine reckoning, there is to such no
condemnation; but Salvation is no mere legal arrangement, it is a union in Life, believers, through the
indwelling of Christ’s Spirit in them, having one Life with Him, as truly as the head and the members of
the same body have one life; for there is but One Spirit in All, and in all 1412. For the power of the life-
giving Spirit {the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus active in the life of the believer as a principle

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operating with the fixedness and regularity of a law, thus it is the new principle of action which the Spirit of
Christ has opened up within us--the law of our new being; that Sovereign Energy renewing their minds,
removing guilt from their conscience, the power of sin broken, and its polluting influence removed from
the heart 1413} has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of {the principle, the law of} sin that
leads to death {and is active in our members warring with our mind, our soul; for the soul is Saved that is
won by the Spirit over the flesh; leading captivity captive}. The law of Moses could not save us, because of
our sinful nature {for Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden beget our sin natures, the holy law of God once
abrogated can not pardon sinners unto acceptance to God; for law can only either award and applaud
perfect obedience to its dictates, or condemn as unrighteousness the flesh which is carnal and rebellious
against God; for breaking one of God’s precepts is as having broken all God’s law for God is harmonious
in His Being, and because His law is harmonious and its intended end is love, so the breaking of even one
commandment, one time is to not love as God loves--His a perfect love that never fails 1414}. But God put
into effect a different plan to save us. He sent his own Son {having been God’s Own in Nature and Essence
too mysterious--un-revealable--for any language of ours to properly define; and He was God’s Only Son
before He sent Him; in His Own proper Person, and independently of His mission and appearance in the
flesh; immediately from the Godhead itself; for there is something about the nature and essence of God the
Trinity that is Jesus: when God speaks, there is Jesus, the Living Word of God 1415} in a human body {God
Incarnate} like ours {in the likeness of sinful flesh; Christ fully Man, but not sinful man--Him being only
of the flesh of sin; for sin is no property of humanity at all, but only the disordered state of our souls, as the
fallen family of Adam; a disorder affecting, indeed, and overspreading our entire nature, but still purely our
own; so be not deceived by the so-called psychological disorders that are increasing in number to burden
man with his sin; for all sin-disorders can be forgiven and healed in sanctification after Salvation}, except
that ours are sinful. God destroyed sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins {for
Christ was sent on the business of sin, by virtue of His atonement, to destroy its dominion and extirpate it
altogether from believers; condemning it to lose its power over men so Satan has to loose his hold on men,
who through the Cross, shall be emancipated into the liberty and power to be holy; condemning sin in His
flesh, Christ crucified died for the sin of man; for Christ showed mankind that if men die with their spirit
enlivened, though they be still in their bodies, they will have eternal Life in Heaven, their bodies glorified,
with God as Christ is; for He is God’s Example of the Way, the Truth, and the Life but more importantly,
He Is the Way, Truth, and Life which is why He has and will accomplish that which He purposed; that we
need not fear death, but fear God Who can not only kill the body, but cast thy soul into eternal Hell,
Gehenna; because sin will not be subject to God’s law, so it must be destroyed from men and God’s
creation; for this so-called struggle between good and evil of paganism which they say is never ending is in
Truth for a time unto Salvation and sanctification of whosoever will 1416}. {Maybe we should pause here to
consider, as much as we are able, what it must have felt like for Christ Jesus to experience in His mind,
soul, and body the vile sin of the world’s people--in His body formed by God after the likeness of sinful
flesh, but not sinful flesh--and after being beaten and crucified. Much less all of a sudden having to
experience just one’s own sin. And then, for some brief period of time which we are not revealed, to have
God’s--Yes! His own--Spirit willingly separated from His mind, soul, and body as Man burdened at the
same time with all the eternal death throes of all our sin, unprotected from its guilt and pain--that which He
need not do for Himself, nor His edification, but that which only He could bear--that which He did for us.
To meditate Scripturally on this fact; that such a Price God Himself willingly paid for man whom He loves,
is beyond our experience. Praise God! Praise the Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit--God the Trinity,
Jehovah Elohim-Kurios Theos.} He did this so that the requirement {of righteousness} of the law would be
fully accomplished for us who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit {who walk
not after the flesh, but after the Spirit; so was satisfaction made for Divine justice, and Way made for the
Salvation of the sinner; as Christ walked in His body after the likeness of sinful flesh without sin, He lived
up to, satisfied the absolute obedience of the law, and by God’s loving grace, in consideration of our frailty,
imputed by justification the same righteousness of Christ in God’s eyes for us, for this is God’s plan of
Salvation; our Reward in Heaven being God’s glorious presence in which His will will be so compelling
we will submit our wills to His will in awe and in fear, in praise and worship for eternity as He reveals
Himself, by His Spirit, as He does now, though then in even greater glory, to born again believers; for His
Sacrifice, a righteousness of satisfaction for the breach of the law, is fulfilled by the imputation of Christ’s
perfect righteousness, as by imputation of righteousness of obedience to the law is fulfilled in us when, by
the Spirit, the law of love is written upon our hearts and minds, and that love is the fulfilling of the law for
man--even if in our flesh we are unable to perfectly perform that which we lovingly desire to perform by
His Spirit because in Heaven we will not be deterred by our flesh, but have a glorified body like Christ’s;
what a plan of God that He created us to take care of us and is our Reward, if we would but call on the
Name of the Lord and receive His offered Salvation 1417}.
   Those who are dominated by the sinful {unwilling fleshly} nature think {relish in their minds} about
sinful things {that appertain only to the present life, having no relish for the things of true Spiritual and
eternal things of God the Trinity 1418}, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit {through their
willing spirit} think {in their minds 1419} about things that please the Spirit {so keep watch over your mind,
holding your thoughts captive; for the man is as his mind is, as it forges thoughts watch which way they
move with most pleasure}. If your sinful nature controls your mind {-set}, there is death {death of the
soul, for it is its alienation from God in union and communion with Whom the Life of the soul consists; a
carnal soul is a dead soul and therefore without an enlivened spirit within to be in unity and communion
with God, which is as dead as a soul can die with all its misery eventually in Gehenna for eternity; for
carnal souls are miserable souls as joy and peace are of God}. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind {-
set}, there is life and peace {a certain, truthful pattern and way of thinking in its direction and outlook;
peace being the very element of the soul’s deepest repose and true bliss; so that though they pass through
things temporal, they will not lose the things which are eternal; born again believers being in the world but
not of it}. For the sinful nature {the flesh--the principle of rebellion within man which is irreconcilable and
implacable hatred of God and His law} is always hostile to God {not only alienated from God, but vengeful
against God; producing a certain, deceived pattern and way of thinking; without peace with God, and of
God through Christ, by the Holy Spirit; for though many things may be done which the law requires, but
nothing either is or can be done because God’s law requires it, or purely to please God--for God and His
glory; so Babylonia may preach rule of law, tolerance, equity, etc., but be deceived in their understanding,
and therefore their means and their ends, to their own destruction and to the destruction of many with them
as Bible prophesy bespeaks, especially as we approach the Tribulation period; for if you comfort aids-sick
people but do not preach repentance and Salvation, you have only eased their earthly suffering which is for
the very purpose of repentance and Salvation, thus interdicting God’s purpose--and worse yet, you excuse
the sinful behavior that led to their aids-sickness, which resulted either by their own direct sinful behavior
or by way of a sinful world of sinful people which led to their aids-sickness; either way, their true end is
subverted in your self righteousness, falsely so called righteousness for it is none of it; for it is not better to
save a man’s flesh and bones, but his soul by his spirit, through Christ Jesus, by His Spirit}. It never did
obey God’s laws, and it never will {for the sinful flesh has no obediential principle, no desire to please
Him, but to be deceived and to deceive, for without Truth, deceit is all that is left; so the carnal mind must
be broken and expelled from God’s creation and forever from His presence or from the potential of His
presence; so those who deceive that all can or will go to heaven or attain godhood, are lying to you and
even to themselves 1420}. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never
please God {and their behavior, whatever it appears in the eyes of the world, will always be deceived from
God, and in furtherance of Satan’s deceitful plans which are revealed by God’s prophetic History, His
word, the canonized Bible; so be not deceived for God will not be mocked; Satan is a defeated foe and only
awaits judgment, as do all who refuse, by their will, to choose God’s holy Sacrifice for your sin, that you
may be in His presence for eternity; Oh how glorious it will be}.
   But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of
God living in you {by becoming born again 1421; as we see from vss. 1-9 the Trinitarian nature of God is
ever present in man’s Salvation 1422; but you do not have the disposition or mind of Christ--Immanuel--
only, as many false religions in the world believe; but you have the Spirit of Christ just as He is called the
Spirit of the Life in Christ Jesus, and it is as the Spirit of Christ that the Holy Spirit takes possession of
believers, introducing into them all the gracious, dovelike disposition which dwelt in Christ; and the Spirit
visits many that are unregenerate, working His grace and mercy to bring whosoever will to a realization of
their poorness of spirit that they might repent and be Saved, but in all that are sanctified He dwells 1423}.
(And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them are not Christians at all {for
if a man’s heart be void, not of such dispositions, but of the blessed Author of them, even though
intellectually convinced of the truth of Christianity, and in general sense influenced by its spirit--ye are
none of His; only those who have been Spirited by His indwelling Spirit, as He was Spirited; for all that are
actuated by the Spirit of God as their rule are conformable to the Spirit of Christ as their pattern in Life;
being born again from above by the Holy Spirit}.) Since Christ lives within you, even though your body will
die because of sin, your spirit is alive {bringing you eternal Life} because you have been made right with
God {justified unto righteousness, by gracious imputation, that which we could not attain in our flesh, or in
our spirit, but by God’s Spirit; for a Spirit Life resides in the soul’s eternity with God, while the life of the
sinner goes no further than the body for his soul is eternally perishing as he lives; for proofs of the Spirit’s
indwelling is His testimony in their conscience and His powerful operations in their hearts imparting the
law of love in obedience to God and His commands, our hearts glad all the while}. The Spirit of God, who
raised Jesus from the dead {the Spirit of the Christ-raising One}, lives in you {so when the body dies the
Spirit in us is Life, as all saints who die are but freed of the heaven-born spirit from the clog and load of
this body, that it may be glorified to partake of eternal Life}. And just as he raised Christ from the dead, he
will {quicken} give life to your mortal body by {reason of} this same Spirit living within you {reuniting
body and soul, the body having been in servitude to the believer’s soul, now clothed with a glory agreeable
to the Life of its eternal soul in Heaven; for by the power of the Holy Spirit are we transitioned from
mortality to immortality, in this life as a present possession, in the next Life as a reality; as a faith-hoped
fruition of God’s love--our glorified bodies, first at the rapture for some, at other appointed times for the
rest of God’s adopted Sons; after the likeness of Christ Jesus, The Son of God by Nature and Essence; so
even if you, by the first Adam’s sin, must pass through the stage of death, your spirit is instinct with new
and undying Life, brought in by the righteousness of the Second Adam 1424}.
   So, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation whatsoever to do what your sinful nature urges you
to do {for you are no longer debtors to the flesh; your false self which acts in accordance with the flesh
1425
     }. For if you {habitually} keep on following it, you will perish. But if {habitually} through the power of
the Holy Spirit {leading you into all Truth} you turn from it and its evil deeds {putting your sinful nature to
death, and mortifying your deeds of your flesh 1426}, you will live {for we must keep putting to death the
evil deeds of the body--daily dying to our flesh--by the Spirit, persevering to our end; as we are put upon in
this dilemma, either to displease the body or destroy the soul; for if we do not mortify the sins of the flesh,
hey will kill your souls; for no human refinement of the carnal mind will make it Spiritual; God’s logical
reasonings and dialectics revealed in these last two verses by Paul 1427}.
   For all who are led by the Spirit of God {as many as allow themselves to be led; the Spirit doing the
leading as God tries the reigns of men’s hearts 1428} are children {adopted sons} of God {their true selves
which act in accordance with the Spirit--a person’s false self and true self are the same self, that same self,
our soul, being controlled by either our habits of our sinful flesh, or by our habits of our motions as
controlled by our spirit, by God’s Spirit as our minds undergo renewal--which God intends and so fosters,
by His Spirit, through Christ Jesus; for God’s Spirit empowers our spirit to reign over our minds, renewing
our minds, so in concert, our spirit, through our minds, our souls, control our motions of our hearts and our
members more and more as we walk holy with our Lord Jesus Christ, by His Spirit}.
   So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves {in a state of mind that belongs to slavery to sinful
flesh}. You should behave instead like God’s very own children {as a sanctified soul bears the image of
God, so too the child bears the image of the father; with a state of mind that belongs to adoption, being born
again by His Spirit; for the consciousness of Spiritual Life in our renewed souls is a glorious assurance of
resurrection Life in the body also, in virtue of the same quickening Spirit whose inhabitation we already
enjoy 1429}, adopted into his family--calling him ‘Father, dear {Abba, Daddy} Father {approaching the
throne of God through prayer, in the Name of Jesus the Christ; the testimony of our own spirit is borne in
that cry of conscious sonship, but we are not alone as the Spirit bears also witness so the thing is
established in the mouth of two witnesses; now children of God by our new birth, as our sonship expresses
the dignity to which we are admitted, as children expressing the new Life which we receive; so to clarify
and ensure the new believer of their inheritance with Christ Jesus, we are not only His adopted sons, but
His newborn children--by His Spirit--who are sure of inheritance by any law or custom 1430}.’
   For his Holy Spirit speaks to us {bearing witness to our spirit} deep in our hearts {our very, true selves
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     } and tells us that we are God’s children {unto our motions which become focused and motivated to
seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness--which is Christ Jesus--with our new hearts, and renewed
minds as we walk in His Spirit daily; the Spirit’s witness directed to every aspect of our personality that
goes into the making of our self--our very soul, our person-unto Salvation; Person, to person--what a loving
God we have, Who has us in His bosom; but the Spirit witnesses to none the privileges of children who
have not the nature and disposition of children, only those who are sanctified have God’s Spirit witnessing
with their spirits; as we therefore have the utmost evidence of the fact of our adoption which we can
possibly have, we have the Word and Spirit of God, and the Word sealed on our spirit by the Spirit of God;
and this is not a momentary influx, for if we take care to walk with God and not grieve the Holy Spirit, we
shall have an abiding testimony while we continue faithful to our adopting Father; the Spirit witnesses that
adoption and will continue to witness it, thereby we shall know that we are of God by the Spirit which He
giveth us}. And since we are his children, we will share his treasures--for everything God gives to his Son,
Christ, is ours, too {heirs also, heirs of God--of our Father’s Kingdom, and joint-heirs with Christ--as the
First-born among many brethren, and as Heir of all things; for we inherit God, our portion, we inherit
God’s presence giving us Life eternal and all things by His loving grace to us, we but sinners Saved by His
grace after all; Who is infinitely greater and more glorious than Heaven itself; as we partake of the same
eternal glory with the glorified human likeness of Christ 1432}. But if we are to share his glory, we must also
share his suffering {presently, since indeed we are suffering together in this life unto our next Life eternal
with God the Trinity 1433}.
   Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later {for the sufferings of this
world are not to be compared for they are not equal in their intensity or value in glory; for God’s love is
greater than all our sins, He longs to shower us with His eternal presence and Being; and our sufferings
concern the body only, but the glory concerns our souls and is eternal; a finite sum of suffering, while an
infinite sum of glory; for the reproach of Christ appears riches to those who have respect to the recompense
of reward in Heaven; as the experience of suffering precedes the experience of glory; so be not deceived by
those who say your suffering for Christ is proof you are not His, or that your tribulations in this life add up
to the same; from such as these, depart 1434}. For all creation {man and nature} is waiting eagerly for that
future day when God will reveal who his children really are {for they are concealed as His Spirit resides in
their hearts unseen by men; but when their bodies are resurrected, redeemed from their graves, their
adopted sonship yet as children of God will have been revealed--the unveiling of the sons of God; our
adoption perfected in body as in soul; so also depart from such as those who say the sons of God will be
revealed in a kingdom of man’s making in advance of God’s timing and Truth 1435}. Against its will,
everything on earth was subjected {in hope of Salvation for man’s sake} to God’s curse {which is no
natural principle of decay; subject to vanity, for man’s idolatrous sin is vain and not of and for love of God,
but of self against God, creation mysteriously linked against its will to man’s destiny by God; be not
deceived why Satan’s minions condemn man for ecological degradation, whereas God has set this in
motion for man’s sake--for his very Salvation and that of nature; so do not strive against these deceived
fools, but focus on the remedy--the redemption of man while our dear Christ tarries; for those who are
Satan’s minions in condemnation falsely believe they are to benefit in his employ and foolishly believe
themselves justified self righteous over those they condemn as Satan is the author of all lies, and he comes
to steal, kill, and destroy; so come out of him, be not of him, see his deceit--repent and know the Truth for
it will set you at liberty in the glory of God’s eternal presence, so accomplishing what the Devil can but
deceive 1436}. All creation anticipates the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom {in the
liberty of the glory of God, in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit} from death and decay {for God brought this
Fallen state of His creation about in the definite, certain hope for a future day when this Fallen state will be
removed as Christ, by the Holy Spirit regenerates creation--man first, all else after 1437}. For we know that
all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time {not metaphor only,
but literal; as men of so called science can attest in their research in the material world of the earth’s and
the universe’s insipient decay as the End approaches}. And even we Christians, although we have the Holy
Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We, too
{who have the first fruits of the Spirit as born again believers in life; and as the Spirit is our first fruits,
God’s earnest, our dowry 1438}, wait anxiously {groaning in our spirit for this Fallen creation of God} for
that day when God will give us our full rights as his children, including the new bodies he has promised us
{free at last from all sin, death and finiteness, without a trace of either}. Now that we are saved {in that
hope, for that hope of God-promised future good 1439}, we eagerly look forward to this freedom. For if you
already have something {hope that is seen, possessed in its fullness}, you don’t need to hope for it. But if
we look forward {in hope} to something we don’t have yet {in its fullness, eternal Life our present
possession by the Holy Spirit, God’s earnest, our dowry}, we must wait patiently and confidently {to be
delivered from a body put under pressure by sin, and from mortal finiteness; awaiting the day when we will
be clothed with immortality, seeing God; for hope is the confident expectation of promised blessings not
now present or seen--in their fullness yet hence by God’s word, by His Spirit, through Jesus the Christ,
Immanuel--blessings real and distinct but not yet present in their fullness; anxious for God, patient in
suffering; for faith is the mother of hope as Christ seems to tarry, in love for whosoever will}.
   And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress {for He that searcheth the hearts, watching the surging
emotions of them in prayer, knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He--the Spirit--maketh
intercession for the saints according to the will of God and what God Himself designs to bestow; so if we
seek the Holy Spirit to search our hearts we need not so-called psychology--pagan heathenism by any other
name 1440}. For we don’t even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray {which arises partly
from the dimness of our Spiritual vision in the present veiled state, while we walk by faith, not by sight,
and the large admixture of the fleeting objects of sense that there is in the very best views and affections of
our renewed nature, partly also from the necessary imperfection of all human language as a vehicle for
expressing the subtle Spiritual feelings of the heart; while our Babylonian educational system in America
subverts our children’s affective behavior from God to the world, self, sin, Satan, and death if they are not
undeceived by Christian witness in this life by the Holy Spirit}. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with
groanings that cannot be expressed in words {for our state of distress does not subside, but rather deepens
with the depth and ripening of our Spiritual experience; while not in vain because the Spirit Himself is in
those groanings, giving to the emotions which He Himself has kindled the only language of which they are
capable; so that though on our part they are at the same time the intercession of the Spirit Himself in our
behalf; but to a hypocrite, all whose religion lies in his tongue, nothing is more dreadful than that God
searches the heart, whereas to a sincere Christian, who makes heart-work of his duty, nothing is more
comfortable as He will hear and answer those desires which we want words to express}. And the Father
who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads {intercedes} for us believers in
harmony with God’s own will {in Christ Jesus, as we eagerly wait with patience and fortitude; walking not
by sight but by faith, our mother of our hope, in God’s promised love; what a view do these verses in
chapter 8 of Romans give of the relations subsisting between the Divine Persons in the economy of
redemption, and the harmony of their respective operations in the case of each of the redeemed; praise God
the Trinity, the Trinity of God; for therein we who are professors of Salvation in Christ Jesus to not want to
be like those who have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof 1441; the word entynchano signifies
to apply oneself to a person in behalf of another, to intercede or negotiate for; so our Lord makes
intercession for us by negotiating and managing, as our Friend and Agent, all the affairs pertaining to our
Salvation; and the Spirit of God makes intercession for the saints, not by supplication to God on their
behalf, but be directing and qualifying their supplications in a proper manner by His agency and influence
upon their hearts, which according to the gospel scheme, is the peculiar work and office of the Holly Spirit;
according to the will of God, according to the mind, intention, or design of God, and so are pleasing in the
sight of God; so that God, Whose is the Spirit, and Who is acquainted with the mind of the Spirit, knows
what He means when He leads the saints to express themselves in words, desires, groans, sighs, or tears
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     }.” 170
   {So}“Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you {the deposit, Truth, committed in thy trust; and
diminish God’s Truth not at all, but guard the gospel tradition by your life and sound teaching; and do not
follow after those who deceive God’s Truth of His word for mere tradition, turning you to another gospel,
which is no Saving gospel 1443}. Avoid {turn away from, even as they have turned away from the Truth with
their 1444} godless, foolish discussions {false doctrine involving logical reasonings and dialectics designed
to deceive unto sin that blasphemes and desecrates holy things and God Himself 1445} with those who
oppose you {with mere vain babblings, empty strifes of words, and argumentation of logical reasonings and
dialectical antitheses to Truth consisting of high-sounding, empty words and speculations without evidence
used for purposes of ostentation which bear no Spiritual, moral Truth; and} with their so-called knowledge
{science falsely so called; for where there is no faith, there is no knowledge for all knowledge, by
revelation, comes from God alone; so do not advance Godless reason--deceived ideas from the storehouse
of the mind of God--above faith, hope and love in your walk with our Lord, but stay to the plain, clear word
of God by His Spirit--by His logical reasoning and dialectic which is in Christ Jesus, the Living Word of
God by faith believing; for those who are for advancing reason above faith are in danger of leaving faith--
the one true faith once delivered unto the saints 1446}. Some people have wandered from the faith by
following such foolishness {as they promise their fictions--oppositions, antitheses of science falsely so
called--as truth and reality, leaving the pledge and promise of God, which is the faith; pretending, with
inspired knowledge, to set up Levitical rites--so-called liturgy--in opposition to the great Christian
Sacrifice--Christ Jesus--as those like the LDS, Romish, et. al., religions have since the end of the apostolic
period when Christ established His true Church, thereby erring concerning the true faith, completely
mistaking the whole design of God’s gospel; for true sagacity is inseparable from faith; faith in God and
His Word, Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit 1447}.” 171
   In contrast, God’s thesis is true and lovingly gracious, merciful, and just. For, first was Truth, then
Satan’s antitheses of deceit. As Satan has no creative powers, he can only leech off God, Who is Life, until
his appointed time. Then God’s Synthesis, nesting any and all syntheses of Satan in the world, will
reconcile all to God. Either to eternal Life or to eternal destruction. Be not deceived, God will not be
mocked. Praise God!
   {So}“I {Paul} am writing these things to you {Timothy} now, even though I hope to be with you soon,
so that if I can’t come for a while, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of
God {as we govern Christ’s Church of born again believers and as we testify of Christ by our lives so as
not to hinder His gospel; for every believer is a habitation of God by His Holy Spirit, the assembly in which
God lives and works; each member of which is a living stone, all of whom properly united among
themselves grow up unto a holy temple in the Lord; the Body of Christ wherein God’s Spirit tabernacles,
wherein God’s Divine Majesty dwells with His children, adopted sons and daughters, and heirs to His
Kingdom in the New Jerusalem; for therein is true unity in the Spirit that is not made with human hands
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     }. This is the church of the living God {Who is the ever Living Master of His House, and should be the
strongest motive to faithfulness in this conduct in His House; the true Living Pillar and Foundation Stone
in the highest sense is God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit; as opposed to the pillars or images of the
false female pagan goddess and her son of Satan’s unholy trinitarian religion; as Christ is the express Image
of God, as we are in the image of Christ, and all of the same Spirit; and as Jesus the Christ and Him
crucified is the Pillar of the very power and wisdom of God unto Salvation and the Christian life; Christ’s
crucifixion also being the very power and wisdom of God unto creation and re-creation which is in Christ
Jesus by the Holy Spirit 1449}, which is the pillar and support of the truth {the Church, the congregation of

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born again believers by faith in Jesus the Christ; the Truth which is God’s gospel of His Son--from before
the foundation of the world--Jesus the Christ; Who not only witnessed of God’s Truth, but was Truth
Personified; of that, which we now are Christ’s supports and preserves (pillars) in God’s dispensation of
grace, by His Spirit; but be clear, the Truth as it is in itself is to be distinguished from the truth as it is
acknowledged in the world because in the former sense it needs no pillar, but supports itself--as God the
Trinity is Absolute eternal Sovereign, the I AM, the Self-Existent One--in the latter sense it needs the
Church as its pillar to accomplish God’s will in His Salvation plan for man, of which we are a part; so be
not deceived by those in the professing church that tell you this latter, worldly, support is needed to usher
in the Kingdom of Christ at His second coming; for they are deceivers, minions ushering in the worldly
kingdom of the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and the Mark of the Beast--either wittingly or unwittingly--
and from such depart 1450}.
   Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith {of Godliness--which, God, was manifest in the
flesh; and of God-likeness conduct, reverence and loyalty in men; with emphasis on sound doctrine and
faithful living of born again believers; also, this mystery is that which could not have been found out by
logical reasonings and dialectics or the light of nature alone, because it is above worldly reason, though not
contrary thereto--but by God’s Spirit, in Christ Jesus; so all logical reasonings and dialectics undertaken
without God’s Holy Spirit indwelling are fraught with deceitful premises and therefore false conclusions
except by the loving grace and mercy of God unto Truth and Salvation 1451}:
   Christ {Who is God Incarnate--Immanuel} appeared in the flesh {in His Humanity, of the virgin birth;
Who is the Mystery of Godliness, having been before hidden with God, now having been made manifest;
this mystery of the Divine scheme embodied in Christ, also once hidden from, but now revealed to, us who
believe; but for those who do not believe who are in un-Godliness and impiety, inseparable from error or
departure from the faith--doctrines of devils and profane fables--this mystery of piety remains unrevealed
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     }
   And (He) was shown to be righteous {justified as vindication of God’s loving grace and mercy
throughout History toward the souls of men whom He loves unto Salvation, for whosoever will; that none
can say God is not Divinely just beyond reproach by the calumny of any man or thing; for He paid His own
price for which His righteous holiness required--He was crucified a sinner, He Who knew no sin, having
shed His blood and broke His body for men--that men may come unto Him with reverential fear without
hesitation, but with loving submission and meekness for God desires to love and care for us into eternity--
for God’s is the only good will; as He gained for Himself and His people, justifying-righteousness 1453} by
the Spirit.
   He was seen by angels {by appearing to angels as resurrected and ascended, the glorified Son of God;
sharing again with God, His glory He shared from eternity past in Heaven--God the Trinity; as the
antithesis to was manifest in the flesh, He was justified in the Spirit at the same time that He was manifest
in the flesh, i.e., He was vindicated as Divine in His Spirit, i.e., in His higher nature; in contrast to in the
flesh, His visible human likeness; contrasting opposition such as this requires in the Spirit to be thus
explained: not by the Spirit, so Romans 1:3-4, “made of the seed of David according to the flesh, and
declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the
dead; so justified is used to mean vindicated in One’s true character as God the Trinity Himself, in the
flesh; angels having seen the Son of God with us, not having seen Him before, not even they had seen His
Divine nature, which is not visible to any creature, but they saw Him incarnate; so what angels came to
know by seeing, the nations learned by preaching, as His is a new message to the one class as well as to the
other, in the wondrous union in His person of things most opposite, viz., Heaven and earth, and so lies the
mystery; for in Christ God reconciles the world and men, men either consecrated holy unto Him and His
glory, or for consecration eternally separated from Himself unto damnation in Gehenna; all in Christ Jesus,
God’s Synthesis in the world unto Salvation for whosoever will while the absolute Truth of God the Trinity
is the confutation of the false law of synthesis believed by all followers of Satan’s unholy trinitarian
religion; for antinomies exist as a result of the Fall and for the Salvation of man in Christ Jesus Who
reconciles all things unto God in New Jerusalem to come, that all men may choose whom they will serve--
God or Satan, in the coming eternity; but be not deceived, for though in Him is reconciled Heaven and
earth, Christ Jesus knew no sin but was made sin for us by imputation as we are imputed His righteousness;
for as Christ Jesus reconciled Heaven and earth in Himself in His Incarnation, so we too are made justified
righteous in God’s eyes in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit as we walk in faith in Him, being in the world but
not of it--God’s true dialectic synthesis; as Jesus the Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all
three persons in unison within the same verse and sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to
man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et. al.--for our edification that God the Father would be known
through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and third persons interchangeably throughout
Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have excuse that none should perish but that all
might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or
discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 1454}
     And {He} was announced to the {Gentile} nations {which continues today by His Church, by His
Spirit 1455}.
   He was believed on in the world {His Kingdom of Heaven on earth of born again believers--His true
Church, and only true Church 1456}
     and was taken up into heaven {received of God in His glory; thus summing up the whole messianic
work of Christ; Christ being accepted in Heaven as He was on earth; for God’s Kingdom will come, on
earth as it is in Heaven, all in God’s perfect timing by His loving grace and mercy 1457}.
   Now the Holy Spirit tells us {expressly--plainly and} clearly that in the last times {the last days
subsequent to Christ} some will turn away {apostatize from within the professing visible church of Jesus
the Christ} from what we believe {the mystery of iniquity, or un-Godliness, the antithesis to the mystery of
Godliness; both of which are spoken of by God’s apostles, prophets and Jesus the Christ throughout the
ages; for they will turn from what the true Church of Christ Jesus of born again believers by faith believe,
which believe God’s word of Truth; who exist within the larger visible professing Christian church which
will become co-opted--modern Christianity--as it has throughout its history; simultaneously there will be
the rise of dialectic-Gnostic-feminist-avatar--New Age-ism, the secondary cause of the apostasy; for these
are paving the way for the Antichrist and his False Prophet--both of the Dragon--as this has been Satan’s
modus operandi after the Fall and before the Flood starting with Cain, and since his introduction of
Tammuz, Semeramis, and Nimrod after the Flood and since the time of Babel and just before the building
and the destruction, by God, of the Tower of Babel; which Satan has discontinuously repeated manifest in
history to counter God’s work in the world unto Salvation; a recent example of which can be found in the
2004 Olympics and its mascots Apollo and Athena 1458}; they will follow lying spirits and teachings that
come from {suggestions by} demons {and Satan himself; by renouncing the whole system in effect, by
bringing in doctrines which render its essential truths null and void, or denying and renouncing such
doctrines as are essential to Christianity as a system of Salvation--as we see in Christendom today in
America and the world; for a man may hold all the truths of Christianity and yet render them of none effect
by holding other doctrines which counteract their influence, or he may apostatize by denying some
essential doctrine, though he bring in nothing heterodox; all of which is in the spirit of error opposed to the
Spirit of Truth, the Spirit which speaketh in the true prophets and apostles against them; and did not
Jehovah Elohim in the Old Testament and Kurios Theos in the New Testament--God made Manifest--speak
against the nation Israel for these very same reasons the Jewish religious leaders having made the word of
God of no effect thereby, leading to hypocrisy and apostasy--the end thereof which is the end of Satan’s
tactics and methods 1459}. These teachers are hypocrites and liars {they give heed to seducing spirits and
doctrines of demons, are pretenders to inspiration and false teachers of every kind 1460}. They pretend to be
religious, but their {own} consciences are dead {seared with a red hot iron so they are extremely
insensitive to Truth of the Holy Spirit; for they are perfectly lost to the very first principles of virtue and
moral honesty of God, having hardened their hearts against God and having drawn in others to side with
them unto death in Gehenna; pretending, not only to Divine inspiration, but also to extraordinary degrees of
holiness--feigned holiness--self-denial, mortification, in order to accredit the lies and false doctrines which
they teach; but they bear the marks of their hypocrisy--being branded with the consciousness of crimes
committed against their better knowledge and conscience, like so many scars burnt in by a branding-iron--
as evidently and as indelibly in their conscience, and in the sight of God as those who have been cauterized
for their crimes do in their bodies in the sight of men--as they are condemned of themselves; claiming to
lead others to holiness all the while their own consciences are defiled, for bad consciences always have
recourse to hypocrisy just as faith and a good conscience are joined; so be not deceived, modern--Godless--
psychology, as all man’s psychology, is not of God, but in service to his opponent to Truth--Satan;
however, man’s psychology is a good reflection of the state of mind of natural man and Satan’s plan to
deceive the minds of men through it 1461}.
   They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods {as various religions and secular
belief systems subscribe to in Babylonia today, for seemingly good vain, and worldly reasons, even
religious reasons--though not truly Spiritual reasons; for this teaching is against God’s supports and
blessings of this life--marriage and food; for though sensuality leads to false spiritualism, their own inward
impurity is reflected in their eyes in the world without them, and hence their asceticism; as by a spurious
spiritualism, which made moral perfection consist in abstinence from outward things, they pretended to
attain to a higher perfection; gaining them a show of sanctity while preaching false doctrine; and so the
church of Rome et. al. 1462}. But God created {and designed} those foods to be eaten {by all people, but
especially} with thanksgiving by people who know and believe the truth {fulfilling God’s design in creation
as opposed to those who partake without thanksgiving or those who abstain; for the unbelieving have not
the designed use of such foods by reason of their conscience being defiled as though they are self
flagellating themselves as unworthy to partake that which God has ordained as holy for man to eat--typical
irony of deceit as you would expect given its definition; this a refutation by anticipation of the Gnostic
opposition to creation: the seeds of which were lurking latently in Christ’s professing church and which are
now on the rise in the apostate Christian church today; which had their starting-point of the error as to
meats in Judaism and Oriental Gnosis added additional elements; as the celibacy of Rome’s priesthood, and
its fasts from animal meats, enjoined under the penalty of mortal sin, also remain today 1463}. Since
everything God created is good {versus man created things outside God and His glory}, we should not
reject any of it. We may receive it gladly, with thankful hearts {by intercessory, consecratory prayer in
behalf of the creature or food--that prayer consisting mainly of God’s word; for in Christ we have liberty to
willingly partake of God and His blessings without holding back, in thankfulness and prayer, whereas
under the law we were not set free but were to strictly adhere to God’s law with restrictions; for in the
Garden Adam and Eve had only one commandment while all else was allowable by His Spirit; for God
loves us and desires to provide all our needs and desires as we abide in Him for eternity; as the rich are
gluttonous and unthankful not using God’s bounty un-covetously, and as the poor and ignorant
superstitiously avoid eating creatures as sacred to idols languish in piety, starving before the One True God
Who would that they partake of His bounty freely--with prayer and thankfulness; instead, Satan and his
minions deceive God’s law to tyrannize the masses and subvert the hearts and minds of the rich and
powerful, all to their damnation--needlessly--but for sin against God}. For we know it is made holy
{sanctified} by the word of God and prayer {so do not call unholy what God has declared holy; for the
children of God alone inherit the earth, for obedience is the necessary qualification which they alone
possess; and they alone know the full knowledge of the Truth, thus contradicting the assumption of superior
knowledge and higher moral perfection put forward by the heretics, Gnostics, on the grounds of their
abstinence from marriage and meats while excusing and encouraging all manner and variety of vile sin
against God, as the Truth stands in opposition to their lies; as all creation is set aside as holy for believing
men who are separated from the creature, which is under the bondage of vanity and corruption 1464}.
   If you explain this {by continually bringing God’s Truth} to the brothers and sisters, you will be doing
your duty as a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is fed by the message of faith and the true teaching
you have followed {to include the whole body of Truth and experiential knowledge of God in His word--the
canonized Bible 1465}. Do not waste time {but refuse} arguing over godless ideas and old {mythical}
wives’ tales {which dominate and confuse the minds and conduct of men; as we see much of Christendom
willing to accommodate in light of such pagan media as The Passion of the Christ et. al., various Gnostic
gospel writings et. al., etc.; for as we are to be contending for the faith about our Father’s business, let us
not forget Immanuel, Christ Himself, took no part in such but instead spoke the Truth in love 1466}. Spend
your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness. Physical exercise has some value {in this
little while on earth only}, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both
this life and the next {so beware of asceticism that is not of God, but is injurious to Godliness--True
Religion, Godly faith--per God’s word, instead train yourself rigorously as though training for a
competitive sport, but not vainly, but for God and His glory; for false abstinence deceives from God’s
desire we turn, abstain, from sin as He reveals His will in biblical Scripture, instead turning men to the
asceticism promoted by false teachers and their religions replete in the world in rebellion against the One
True God of loving grace and mercy, but also the Just One 1467}. This is true, and everyone should accept it.
We work hard {contending for the faith earnestly 1468} and suffer {reproach} much in order that people will
believe the truth, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior {Soter 1469} of all people {general
grace in support of its end--specific grace--Salvation}, and particularly of those who believe {specific
grace}.
    Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them {for Truth is profitable for Life in both worlds,
this one and the one to come; for the present Life of believers is made joyful and blessed by His Spirit as
we sacrifice our lives for His will as we will in Heaven, for as it is in Heaven, should it not be so in
believers on earth; so even as we suffer reproach here, God will greatly recompense in New Jerusalem to
come; for if God is the Savior of unbelievers, how much more for believers who are in Christ Jesus, by the
Holy Spirit 1470}. Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers
in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity 1471.” 172
    {And also,}“Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them {so God will be
glorified and so blasphemy will not be encouraged by un-Godliness in professing believers 1472}. Some
false teachers may deny these things, but these are the sound, wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and they are the foundation for a godly life. Anyone who teaches anything different is both
{prideful, vain, and} conceited and {foolishly} ignorant {devoid of Truth; teaching heterodoxy, acceding
not to sound doctrine, but instead teaching doctrine opposed to Truth through profitless science and
immorality; this verse indicating that written gospel narratives were well known and in circulation at the
time of this Epistle}. Such a person has an unhealthy {doting, sick, and morbid craving for controversy and
for disputes about words and a} desire to quibble over the meaning of words {is wrapt in smoke, filled with
the fumes of self-conceit and pride while knowing nothing of the doctrine which is according to Godliness,
though arrogating pre-eminent, Gnostic, knowledge; doting about, sick about--the opposite of wholesome--
for Truth is not the center about which his investigations move, but mere word-strifes, questions of
controversy rather than about realities, and these word-strifes stand with them instead of Godliness and
wholesome words; for Truth is humbling, meek, and death to self which does not appeal to them as they
love their sin more 1473}. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, fighting, slander, and evil suspicions.
These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they don’t tell the truth {surmising evil of
those who are of a different party from themselves, uselessly disputing; involved continually in lasting
contests and incessant collisions whose source is their depraved, perverted minds devoid of Truth; having
been misled by a pretended deeper gnosis or knowledge and higher ascetical holiness, of which they made
a trade with the Truth they had known for want of moral integrity and for want of love of the Truth; for
those who fall off from the plain practical doctrines of Christianity fall in with controversies as they eschew
the words of the Lord Jesus the Christ--to love God and your neighbor, True Religion--and instead frame
notions of their own and impose them on others, thereby sowing seeds of all mischief in the church--
disputes that are all subtlety and no solidity--straining out gnats to but swallow camels; logomachies
involving logorrhea verbiage 1474}. To them religion is just a way to get rich {supposing that gain is
Godliness as do those preaching the so-called Prosperity and Purpose Doctrines et. al.}.


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   Yet true religion {where love of God and man are present} with contentment is great wealth {for when
men leave the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus the Christ, they will never agree in other words, wither
of their own or other men’s invention, but will perpetually wrangle and quarrel about them; instead Christ’s
words are wholesome and are the fittest to prevent or heal the church’s wounds, as well as to heal a
wounded conscience; for Christianity is the worst trade, but the best calling in the world in that those that
make a trade of it, merely to serve their turn for this world, will find it a sorry trade whereas those that
mind it as their calling, and make a business of it, will find it a gainful calling; so let us not seek piety
which makes men to be discontented with their present possessions, and to use religion as a cloak of
covetousness, and a means of earthly gain--which much of Christendom has turned to as of late--but the
present and eternal gain which piety, whose accompaniment is contentment, secures the soul 1475}. After all,
we didn’t bring anything with us when we came into the world, and we certainly cannot carry anything
with us when we die {for we all came naked into this world and can therefore challenge nothing as a debt
that is due to us; but to be obliged to the providence of God for all we have been given and to trust in God
for the remaining part of our pilgrimage on this earth as we pass into eternity in New Jerusalem with God,
Christ, and the Holy Spirit; as we will leave all worldly things behind when we ascend, having descended
unto Salvation; for God loves man whom He created for His good pleasure; therefore we should have no
gain-seeking anxiety, the breeder of discontent, but count sufficiency for this life as a mighty way of gain
through Christ Jesus, by His Spirit 1476}. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content {with a
sufficiency of secular things which is necessary for support of life believers may rightly hope to enjoy,
while the great work of regeneration is carrying on in the soul; so if a man have the Life of God in his soul,
and just a sufficiency of food and raiment--clothing, lodging and housing--to preserve and not burden life,
he has what God calls great gain, an abundant portion; and they have learned with Paul, in whatever state
they are, to be therewith content and thereby accommodating himself to his condition in this world in
God’s service; unlike worldlings who are so fond of a little worldly advantage 1477}. But people who long
{and are determined} to be rich {coveting happiness in this world} fall into temptation and are trapped by
many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction {temporal and eternal}. For
the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil {for worldly lusts are foolish--un-Godly rationality,
Godly irrationality--and hurtful, for they drown men in destruction and perdition as they scrape, gathering
to themselves while scarcely affording to take the necessaries of life out of them for themselves; their
minds having been debased and narrowed by them, benevolence and generous feelings having become
extinct, charity having perished with selfishness being the last and lowest principle in mental degradation,
absorbs the soul presently and in the eternity hereafter; but be not deceived by the philanthropy of an un-
Godly hypocrite; for a wealthy man may be rich not in a bad sense, while the poorest may covet to be so
1478
     }. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith {in idolatry} and pierced themselves
with many sorrows {for they quit the True Faith to attain that which it does not covet as he does; as their
inordinate love of money pushes them on to all evil; for when the Devil sees which way their lusts carry
them, he will soon bait his hook accordingly and thus they will fall into his snare 1479}.
   But you, Timothy, belong to God; so run from all these evil things {with vigor and intensity}, and follow
what is right and good 1480. Pursue a godly life {of righteousness--the comprehensive name for all fruit of
the Spirit--toward men, and piety toward God}, along with faith, love {by which faith worketh;
experiencing God’s love for us, as well as our loving Him and others}, perseverance {amidst trials}, and
gentleness {in meekness toward men who oppose the gospel and God--as a wild horse having been tamed
by God’s new birth by His Holy Spirit--in obedience to God’s Son, Jesus the Christ; responding to the
Spirit of God instead of our false selves in our flesh, as all Christians are called to do 1481}. Fight the good
fight {of faith with vigor and intensity} for what we believe {committing it to others}. Hold tight to the
eternal life that God has given you {the crown proposed to us by God 1482}, which you have confessed so
well before many witnesses {as a called-one by the Spirit, that Christ’s Kingdom is the Kingdom of the
Truth and eternal Life 1483}. And I command you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus,
who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey his commands with all purity {without
spot--the whole doctrine of Christ and our lives in conformity to Christ; adding nothing to, taking nothing
from, and changing nothing in: The Book--the canonized Bible 1484}. Then no one can find fault with you
from now until our Lord Jesus Christ returns {Whose Kingdom is not of this world--not of Babylonia of
Satan}. For at the right time {chosen of God, when the fullness of the Time of the Gentiles by fulfilled
1485
     } Christ will be revealed from heaven {and made manifest, visible 1486} by the blessed and only
almighty God, the King of kings and Lord of lords {Who is Christ Jesus--God the Trinity; as Jesus the
Christ in His word speaks in Trinitarian style in all three persons in unison within the same verse and
sentence at the same time as He reveals the Godhead to man--in theophanies, Christophanies, et al--for our
edification that God the Father would be known through Christ; so the Word speaks in the first, second and
third persons interchangeably throughout Scripture, especially in the Old Testament that none should have
excuse that none should perish but that all might have eternal life in God’s Son; for as Jesus said: “If you
have seen Me, you have seen {stared at or discerned either mentally or physically} the Father”. 1487}. He
alone can never die {for God is eternal, immutable; whereas all else is mutable; for God is eternal in His
own essence, not merely at the will of another, as all other immortal beings}, and he lives in {inhabiting
unapproachable} light so brilliant that no human can approach him {unless admitted by Him, and as He
goes forth to them; He Who quickens all things by making alive 1488}. No one has ever seen him, nor ever
will {for God is incomprehensible to the mind, and therefore invisible to the eye; for even in the perfect
state in Heaven no creature shall fully see God; as the saints, in some sense, have the blessedness of seeing
Him, which is denied to mere man--God Who Is Pure Spirit 1489}. To him be honor and power forever {the
Author of being and the Dispenser of all good, the sole authority of all-pervading, all-superintending, all-
preserving, and everlasting might; for what a blessed God that He should seek after us that we might know
Him in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit}. Amen.
   Tell those who are {high minded and 1490} rich in this {present} world not to be proud and not to trust in
their money, which will soon be gone {as they that belong to no one person, but have many masters, is not
possessed by none--save self, sin, Satan and death 1491}. But their trust should be in the living God, who
richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment {for our stewardship in this life and the Life to come 1492}.
Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to
those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them {not holding fast
God’s blessings, but enjoying giving to them as they have need of; not that the heart may cleave to them as
its idol and trust instead of God 1493}. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good
foundation for the future so that they may take hold of real life {eternal Life; for the sure reversion of the
future Heavenly inheritance: earthly riches scattered in faith lay up in store a sure increase of Heavenly
riches, for we gather by scattering 1494}.” 173
   {For indeed,} “This is a true {and faithful} saying:
   If {indeed} we die {be dead 1495} with him {Christ physically died, we will as He tarries; but God only
requires we die to this world and our flesh, to the curse of the law--to our benefit--as our spirit Lives
awaiting Christ’s return or our physical death},
      we will also live with him {eternally in God’s presence}.
   If we endure hardship 1496,
      we will reign with him {for if we are to reign in Heaven and on earth, we must, as Christ did, suffer for
our faith that whosoever will will be Saved as we witness of Him 1497}.
   If we deny him {with our mouths and in our hearts 1498},
      he will deny us {and that man must needs be for ever miserable whom Christ disowns at last}.
   If we are unfaithful {faithless, believing not, or as believers we miss His mark for us in our walk with
Him, sinning against God 1499},
      he remains faithful {as we confess our sin before God, seeking forgiveness, He is faithful to forgive us
repentant sinners 1500},
      for he cannot deny himself {and His promises in His word, in Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit; but if we
be false to Him, He will be faithful to His threatenings as well; for apostates need be shaken out of their

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self-deceiving fancy that because they change, Christ similarly may be changed according to their deceitful
hearts; but no, for Christ is Absolute Sovereign of creation and beyond--God the Trinity--and He changeth
not 1501}.
   Remind everyone of these things, and command them in God’s name to stop fighting over words {in
empty discussions not intended on seeking the Truth; instead focus on remembering the marks of the sure
foundation of our faith, and seeking, by right conduct, to be useful to the Lord 1502}. Such arguments are
useless, and they can ruin those who hear them {for such apposition is profitable for nothing, as opposed to
that use of words which meets for the Master’s use, and can subvert hearers instead of its opposite which
edify, build up 1503}. Work hard so God can approve you. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be
ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth {and who endeavors to cultivate and improve their
heart and mind that they may not be a reproach to Him from Whom they profess to receive their
commission; rightly dividing the word of Truth, cutting straight the word, and walking in the right Way;
continuing in the true doctrine and teaching that to every person, not being a deceitful worker; for we be
approved, tested by trial, as opposed to reprobate; Paul desiring Timothy make ready a straight way for the
word of Truth, that he may himself walk straight forward according to this line, turning neither to the right
nor to the left, teaching no other doctrine of vain imaginings 1504} Avoid {and shun, stand above and
separate from} godless, foolish {vain babbling opposed to the Truth 1505} discussions that lead to more and
more ungodliness {as the focus not on solid Truth leads to error; and as they pretend progress, but the only
kind of progress they make is to a greater pitch of impiety--back to the future--invoking heathen paganism
from man’s ancient past, bringing it forward into the Chur