See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. (1 John 3:1) Truth. Life. People. It’s all about Jesus. The Bible is God’s Love Letter. His Son is the Benefits of His Love. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life; no man comes to the Father but through Him. Receive Jesus who is God’s unfailing love; He is the seed that remains. Practice truth; He is the word that endures forever. Promote truth and love for they will keep you!
The LORD brings death and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and raises up. (1 Samuel 2:6) I am the living one. I died, but look–I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave. (Revelation 1:18)
What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. (1 Corinthians 15:36) For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. (Romans 14:9) I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24) We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him. (1Thessalonians 4:14)
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. (1 Thessalonians 5:10)
He chose to give us birth by His true word, and here is the result: we are like the first crop (first fruits) from the harvest of everything He created. (James 1:18)
Behind and underneath all this there is a holy, God-planted, God-tended root. If the primary root of the tree is holy, there’s bound to be some holy fruit. Some of the tree’s branches were pruned and you wild olive shoots were grafted in. Yet the fact that you are now fed by that rich and holy root gives you no cause to crow over the pruned branches. Remember, you aren’t feeding the root; the root is feeding you. (Romans 11:16-18) For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Dying and Living with Christ
You have died with Christ and are set free from the ruling spirits of the universe. Why, then, do you live as though you belonged to this world? (Colossians 2:20) Now God has us where He wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all His idea, and all His work. All we do is trust Him enough to let Him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. (Ephesians 2:7-10)
“The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace”, declares the LORD of hosts. (Haggai 2:9)
When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place
But now, God’s Message,
the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel:
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re Mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.
“So don’t be afraid: I’m with you. I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them in from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south:
Send them back. Return my sons from distant lands, my daughters from faraway places. I want them back, every last one who bears my name, every man, woman, and child Whom I created for my glory, yes, personally formed and made each one.’”
Get the blind and deaf out here and ready—
the blind (though there’s nothing wrong with their eyes)
and the deaf (though there’s nothing wrong with their ears).
Then get the other nations out here and ready.
Let’s see what they have to say about this, how they account for what’s happened.
Let them present their expert witnesses and make their case;
let them try to convince us what they say is true.
“But you are my witnesses.” God’s Decree.
“You’re My handpicked servant So that you’ll come to know and trust Me,
understand both that I am and who I am. Previous to Me there was no such thing as a god, nor will there be after Me. I, yes I, am God. I’m the only Savior there is.
I spoke, I saved, I told you what existed long before these upstart gods appeared on the scene. And you know it, you’re My witnesses, you’re the evidence.”
“Yes, I am God. I’ve always been God and I always will be God.
No one can take anything from Me. I make; who can unmake it?”
As for children, obey your parents in the Lord, because it is right. The commandment Honor your father and mother is the first one with a promise attached: so that things will go well for you, and you will live for a long time in the land. As for parents, don’t provoke your children to anger, but raise them with discipline and instruction about the Lord. ( Ephesians 6:1-4)
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)
“Afflicted city, storm-battered, unpitied: I’m about to rebuild you with stones of turquoise, Lay your foundations with sapphires, construct your towers with rubies,
Your gates with jewels, and all your walls with precious stones.
All your children will have God for their teacher— what a mentor for your children!
You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness,
far from any trouble—nothing to fear! far from terror—it won’t even come close!
If anyone attacks you, don’t for a moment suppose that I sent them,
And if any should attack, nothing will come of it.
I create the blacksmith who fires up his forge and makes a weapon designed to kill.
I also create the destroyer— but no weapon that can hurt you has ever been forged.
Any accuser who takes you to court will be dismissed as a liar.
This is what God’s servants can expect. I’ll see to it that everything works out for the best.”
God’s Decree. (Isaiah 54:13-17)
No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. (Isaiah 60:18) The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. (Isaiah 62:2)
“I know everything they’ve ever done or thought. I’m going to come and then gather everyone—all nations, all languages. They’ll come and see My glory. I’ll set up a station at the center. I’ll send the survivors of judgment all over the world: Spain and Africa, Turkey and Greece, and the far-off islands that have never heard of Me, who know nothing of what I’ve done nor who I am. I’ll send them out as missionaries to preach My glory among the nations. They’ll return with all your long-lost brothers and sisters from all over the world. They’ll bring them back and offer them in living worship to God. They’ll bring them on horses and wagons and carts, on mules and camels, straight to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says God. “They’ll present them just as Israelites present their offerings in a ceremonial vessel in the Temple of God. I’ll even take some of them and make them priests and Levites,” says God.
“I will give them–within the walls of My house–a memorial and a name far greater than sons and daughters could give. For the name I give them is an everlasting one. It will never disappear!” (Isaiah 56:5)
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. “To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.” (Revelation 2:17)
In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. (Isaiah 2:2) They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9) And in that day a great trumpet will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain in Jerusalem. (Isaiah 27:13)
New Heavens and a New Earth
“Pay close attention now: I’m creating new heavens and a new earth.
All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten.
Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I’m creating:
I’ll create Jerusalem as sheer joy, create My people as pure delight.
I’ll take joy in Jerusalem, take delight in My people:
No more sounds of weeping in the city, no cries of anguish;
No more babies dying in the cradle, or old people who don’t enjoy a full lifetime;
One-hundredth birthdays will be considered normal— anything less will seem like a cheat.
They’ll build houses and move in.
They’ll plant fields and eat what they grow.
No more building a house that some outsider takes over,
No more planting fields that some enemy confiscates,
For My people will be as long-lived as trees, My chosen ones will have satisfaction in their work. They won’t work and have nothing come of it,
They won’t have children snatched out from under them.
For they themselves are plantings blessed by God, with their children and grandchildren likewise God-blessed.
Before they call out, I’ll answer. Before they’ve finished speaking, I’ll have heard.
Wolf and lamb will graze the same meadow, lion and ox eat straw from the same trough, but snakes—they’ll get a diet of dirt! Neither animal nor human will hurt or kill anywhere on My Holy Mountain,” says God.
Greeting From the church leader.
To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love because we share the truth. I’m not the only one who loves you. Everyone who knows the truth also loves you.
We love you because of the truth which lives in us and will be with us forever.
Good will, mercy, and peace will be with us. They come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, who in truth and love is the Father’s Son.
Living in the Truth
I was very happy to find some of your children living in the truth as the Father has commanded us. Dear lady, I’m now requesting that we continue to love each other. It’s not as though I’m writing to give you a new commandment. Rather, from the beginning we were commanded to love each other. Love means that we live by doing what He commands. We were commanded to live in love, and you have heard this from the beginning.
Reject Teachers Who Don’t Teach What Christ Taught
Many people who deceive others have gone into the world. They refuse to declare that Jesus Christ came in flesh and blood. This is the mark of a deceiver and an antichrist. Be careful that you don’t destroy what we’ve worked for, but that you receive your full reward.
Everyone who doesn’t continue to teach what Christ taught doesn’t have God. The person who continues to teach what Christ taught has both the Father and the Son.
If anyone comes to you and doesn’t bring these teachings, don’t take him into your home or even greet him. Whoever greets him shares the evil things he’s doing.
(2 John 1:1-11)
The Word of life existed from the beginning. We have heard it. We have seen it. We observed and touched it. This life was revealed to us. We have seen it, and we testify about it. We are reporting to you about this eternal life that was in the presence of the Father and was revealed to us. This is the life we have seen and heard. We are reporting about it to you also so that you, too, can have a relationship with us. Our relationship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing this so that we can be completely filled with joy.
Through Jesus We Have a Relationship with God
This is the message we heard from Christ and are reporting to you: God is light, and there isn’t any darkness in Him. If we say, “We have a relationship with God” and yet live in the dark, we’re lying. We aren’t being truthful.
But if we live in the light in the same way that God is in the light, we have a relationship with each other. And the blood of His Son Jesus cleanses us from every sin. If we say, “We aren’t sinful” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, He forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong. If we say, “We have never sinned,” we turn God into a liar and his Word is not in us. (1 John 1:1-10)
“I Myself said, “‘How gladly would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.’ I thought you would call Me ‘Father’ and not turn away from following Me.”, God says. (Jeremiah 3:19)
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous.
Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the Truth by our actions. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man comes to the Father but by Him. We must be BORN AGAIN and come running to Him just as a child knows that His Father has nothing but the best for him. THIS is what my daily prayer for ALL of you is. Nothing more nothing less than God’s BEST in Christ Jesus, Amen.
Dear friend, I am praying that everything prosper with you and that you be in good health, as I know you are prospering spiritually. For I was so happy when some brothers came and testified how faithful you are to the truth, as you continue living in the truth.
He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’ (Psalm 89:26)
Your boundary lines mark out pleasant places for me. Indeed, my inheritance is something beautiful. (Psalm 16:6)
Dear friend, you are faithful in all the work you are doing for the brothers, even when they are strangers to you. They have testified to your love in front of the congregation. You will be doing well if you send them on their way in a manner worthy of God, since it was for the sake of HaShem that they went out without accepting anything from the Goyim. It is we, therefore, who should support such people; so that we may share in their work for the truth.
(3 John 1:2-8)
Take off your shoes for the place you stand is holy ground. The seed is the Word of God and the soil is the hearts of those He has marked as your inheritance, your harvest of righteousness unto the Lord. The fruit of righteousness is the reward.