The Journey to Heaven is a Painful Process; However, We Must Now Make The Decisive Decision to Trust God.
In this journey to Heaven amid Covid-19 we will suffer through the process until we learn to depend and trust in God.
The Journey to Heaven is Not Initially Free From Fear and Worry in This World.
As a result during this global quarantine, many of us even Christians find ourselves stressed out on our journey back to Heaven-–Luke 21:26 [See also Matthew 24]:
Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Thus, this is the beginning of the end. We must turn to God to receive true joy and freedom–Matthew 11:28-30
God Will Not Remove Our Stress and Anxiety Until We Believe and Obey Him and Trust Him with Our Life.
We want to rid ourselves of our personal cross. The cross represents an instrument of capital punishment in the case of Jesus, but in our case it is a figurative exposure to deathi.e. self-denial: the implied atonement of Christ.
God, however, allows the pain to lead us back to Him. He is the only one that can help us via Jesus death on the cross.
Pain Comes From Sin That Hopefully Leads Us Back to God.
Therefore, we must stop trying to ignore the cause of our pain: sin! We must reject sin to find peace. We must bare our cross so our spirit can find joy and come back to life via the indwelling of God and His Holy Spirit living in us–7 Bible verses of God Living in Us.
1) What happens when we avoid our cross?
We prolong the suffering.
2) What happens when we trust God and we bare our cross?
Then the Holy Spirit intervenes in our life and miraculously sets us free from fear, suffering,pain and a life of disobedience to God. The Holy Spirit help us to break the chain of sin and Satan from our life.
The Wide Road Leads to Hell; However, We Can Turn to God and Learn Now to Trust in Him
However when we lack understanding, we continue down the wide sinful road that the vast majority journey upon. We tend to do what we see others doing.
Unfortunately like sheep, we have all been led astray into sin.
Satan Sets Traps for Us Like a Spider Seeking to Catch a Fly; However, God Will Make a Way of Escape by Trusting in Him.
Truthfully sin for many initially appears glamorous. Unfortunately and tragically the end is death.
Satan Runs the World, but God Will Protect Us From This Enemy When We Rely On Him.
Satan controls our minds from top down governance–make no mistake he plays to win, to out do God and destroy us.
The propaganda and lies start from the time of our birth. We become inoculated by lies and deception that impact us the rest of our lives. The chemical compote sheds light on these truths.
Falling Into The Sin Trap
As a result, we move through life be-bopping along until one day we find ourselves stuck and suffering without a way of escape–sin traps us. We cannot free ourselves. We don’t know the way out.
Jesus Teaches Us the Way to Escape Sin and Journey Back to Heaven By Putting Our Trust In The Words O
We need someone to help show us the way out of bondage to sin and Satan.
Fear is a Tool Used by Lucifer
When we become fearful, we panic and we do not think clearly to free ourselves from the enemies trap. Like the fly, we fall victim to Satan’s many webs of deception and lies. We need God’s help to set us free.
The Lie That We are Free, Rich and Brave Keeps Us Bound, Poor and Enslaved.
Yes we become enslaved while falsely thinking that we are free. We believe the lie. We in America the land of the free and the home of the brave. Yes brave to defy God–truthfully foolish to defy God’s lawsJeremiah 4:22 KJV.
22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
We are not free; we are trapped by sin. You know this because sin causes suffering and pain.
The Truth Shall Set Free to Journey Back to Heaven
Are You Cold Lukewarm or Hot?
A Christian cannot live a truly joyful lifestyle that coexists with a sinful lifestyle. This lukewarm Christian will eventually come to their cross filled with heartache, suffering and pain.
Choosing Sin or Obedience to God
They will need to make a choice to 1) obey God or 2) disobey God: leading to sin and missing the mark.
You cannot continue to evade the Holy Spirit of God and win. Happiness comes from believing the word of God and obeying God. Then the journey back to Heaven begins.
Don’t Allow the Things of This World to Cause You to Miss Out on God Who Loves You
No amount of Netflix, alcohol, a big house, a fancy car or new gadget can lead to true and lasting joy. Things distract us from God’s message in the gospel: the good news of our avenue of escape to receive the free gift of salvation: eternal life with God. He is waiting for you to come back to Him.
The Key to Victory in This Life is to Believe God
Finally we can outsmart Satan by sincerely obeying God’s word, and submitting to God’s will for our life:
1) Repent of sins against God on your knees with genuine heartfelt tears,
2) Ask God to remove all sins from your life and
3) Submit your life one hundred percent to God’s control.
God loves you, and He never stopped loving .you. Though you walked away from Him into a life of sin. He is merciful and made away for you to escape and journey back to Heaven to see Him face to face.
Again I am asking you the following: are you willing to die to self and live for God that loves you more than you can imagine?
Satan Appeared and Spoke Through Friend
One day my friend you will reach a turning point in your life where you will need to choose between life or death. I know and speak from experience. I’ve had an encounter with Satan and thanks be to God I’m am here to freely share with you the way to victory!
The wrong choice will cause you to die in darkness and pain. I know, I watched a friend turn their back on God, and Satan took control of their life. I alone am left to tell this story.
The right choice will put you back on your journey out of slavery into freedom, abundant living and a state of overflowing joy with God.
When you connect with the Holy Spirit, you connect with Yahweh through Yeshua.
His spirit will bring life to you because you have been made right with God.
Your Spirit is Alive
9 However, you are not [living] in the flesh [controlled by the sinful nature] but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God lives in you [directing and guiding you]. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him [and is not a child of God]. 10 If Christ lives in you, though your [natural] body is dead because of sin, your spirit is alive because of righteousness [which He provides]. 11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you. Romans 8:9-11
Even though we may be isolated, we are never alone.
Joint Heir With Jesus
Living By the Power of the Holy Spirit Reconnecting Us to Yahweh
12 So then, [a]brothers and sisters, we have an obligation, but not to our flesh [our human nature, our worldliness, our sinful capacity], to live according to the [impulses of the] flesh [our nature without the Holy Spirit]— 13 for if you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But if [you are living] by the [power of the Holy] Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live forever. 14 For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear [of God’s judgment], but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [the Spirit producing sonship] by which we [joyfully] cry, “[b]Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies and confirms together with our spirit [assuring us] that we [believers] are children of God. 17 And if [we are His] children, [then we are His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance], if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory. (Romans 8:10-17 Amplified)
The gift of God’s Holy Spirit Reconnects us with our Heavenly Father.
“Therefore you, O son of man, say to the children of your people: ‘The righteousness of the righteous man shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression; as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall because of it in the day that he turns from his wickedness; nor shall the righteous be able to live because of his righteousness in the day that he sins.’ When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die.Again, when I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right, if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live. (Ezekiel 33:12-16)
“Yet the children of your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ But it is their way which is not fair!When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, he shall die because of it.But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is lawful and right, he shall live because of it.Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, I will judge every one of you according to his own ways.” (Ezekiel 33:17-20)
Our Final Enemy Death Destroyed
And now Yeshua is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 1:20
For since by man came death, by manalso came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Yeshua all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Yeshua,
the first fruits,
afterwards those who are Yeshua’s at His coming. (I Corinthians 15:21-23)
Then comes the end, when Yeshua delivers the kingdom to Yahweh,
when Yeshua puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. (1 Corinthians 15:24)
Signs Of The End
The Fall of Jerusalem
The fall of Jerusalem took place on the twelfth year of our captivity in the tenth month on the fifth day of the fifth day of the month. One escaping the captivity of Jerusalem came and said unto me: “The city has been captured! (Ezekiel 33:21)
The Cause of Judah’s Ruin
Then the word of the Yahweh came to me, saying: Son of man, they who inhabit those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one, and he inherited the land. But we are many; the land has been given to us as a possession.’ “Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God:“You eat meat with blood, you lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood. Should you then possess the land? You rely on your sword, you commit abominations, and you defile one another’s wives. Should you then possess the land?” ’(Ezekiel 33:23-26)
“Say thus to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “As I live, surely those who are in the ruins shall fall by the sword, and the one who is in the open field I will give to the beasts to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and caves shall die of the pestilence.For I will make the land most desolate, her arrogant strength shall cease, and the mountains of Israel shall be so desolate that no one will pass through. Then they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have made the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.” ’ (Ezekiel 33:27-29)
Hearing and Not Doing
“As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doors of the houses; and they speak to one another, everyone saying to his brother, ‘Please come and hear what the word is that comes from the Lord.’ So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. And when this comes to pass—surely it will come—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.” (Ezekiel 33:30-33)
Judgement on Idolatrous Israel
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 2 “Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 3 and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God! Thus says the Lord God to the mountains, to the hills, to the ravines, and to the valleys: “Indeed I, even I, will bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places. 4 Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 5 And I will lay the corpses of the children of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones all around your altars. 6 In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, so that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, your idols may be broken and made to cease, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7 The slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the Lord.
A False Prophetess: Jezebel
Jezebel, the wicked queen of Israel in the 9th century B.C. led the covenant people into the worship of pagan gods. She encouraged Yahweh’s people to commit both physical and spiritual fornication by the idolatrous worship of other gods. This “harlotry” was intolerable to Yahweh, and He condemned both Jezebel and her husband Ahab as well as all her children to death (1 Kings 21:23-25)–The Woman’s Study Bible, Second Edition, Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2006, page 1672.
The Dead Corrupt Church
In Revelation 2:20, the church of Thyatira was rebuked for tolerating “that woman Jezebel” in their midst. This historic Jezebel had been dead for nearly one thousand years; however, a false prophetess with the same spirit had appeared in this church in the first century. Similar to the first Jezebel, she acted fiercely independent and lacked a humble personality–The Woman’s Study Bible, Second Edition, Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2006, page 1672.
“And to theangel of the church in Thyatira write,
‘These things says the Son of God,who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:“I know your works, love,service, faith, and yourpatience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.Nevertheless I havea few things against you, because you allowthat womanJezebel, who calls herself a prophetess,to teach and seduce My servantsto commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.And I gave her timetorepent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent oftheir deeds.I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He whosearches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. (Revelation 2:18-23)
In Revelation 2:20, the church of Thyatira is rebuked for tolerating “that woman Jezebel” in their midst. The historic Jezebel had been dead for nearly a thousand years, but a false prophetess with the same spirit had appeared in this first-century. Like the first Jezebel, she was fiercely independent and unsubmissive in character. Also like Jezebel, she led the people of God into into idolatry and immorality under the guise of religion…Her doctrine bore semblance to orthodox Christianity to “seduce” Christ’s servants, but in essence, her degenerate mysticism promoted “the depths of Satan” by encouraging believers to accept idolatry and pagan state-worship (Rev. 2:24)–The Woman’s Study Bible, Second Edition, Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2006, page 1672.)
“Now to you I say,and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say,Iwill put on you no other burden. But hold fastwhat you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—
‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—
as I also have received from My Father; and I will give himthe morning star.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ (Revelation 2:24-29 NKJV)
The Faithful Church
…‘These things saysHe who is holy,He who is true,“He who has the key of David,He who opens and no one shuts, andshuts and no one opens”:“I know your works. See, I have set before youan open door,and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.Indeed I will makethose of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeedI will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.Because you have keptMy command to persevere,I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come uponthe whole world, to test those who dwellon the earth.Behold,I am coming quickly!Hold fast what you have, that no one may takeyour crown.He who overcomes, I will make hima pillar in the temple of My God, and he shallgo out no more.I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, theNew Jerusalem, whichcomes down out of heaven from My God.And I will write on him My new name.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ (Revelation 3:7-13)
Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the answer to this question: How many seals are already opened?
The Seven Seals
First Seal: The Conqueror
Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (Revelation 6:1-2)
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)
Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth
When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:5-6)
Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth
When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)
Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. (Revelation 6:9-11)
Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances
I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:12-17)
The Time Is Near
Then he (the angel) said to me (John), “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God (Yahweh) of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.
“Behold, I am coming quickly!Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” (Revelation 22:6-11)
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
So those that walk in the narrow way of truth, they will do his commandments. They will have a right to the tree of life. They will joyfully enter in through the gates into the heavenly city to see Yahweh face to face.
Finding the Kingdom of God within you is your work that God sent you here to accomplish. You also must help others find their way back. Yeshua sent us to preach the gospel so others can know the way and the truth. We can live in the light and not in darkness. The good news is that Yeshua paid our sin penalty. So we can return to the Kingdom by repenting: rejecting sin. Yeshua’s death on Calvary allows us this privilege for those who hear, obey and repent.
Faith and Works
This takes work on our part. Yeshua did His. We must do our part–like James said faith without works is dead: useless. So again we must hate sin with all our mind, body and soul fully cognizant that sin only leads to suffering and death–no escape for those who choose this route. We must learn to strive wholeheartedly knowing within ourselves the futility of a life of sin to live according to the will, voice, and commands of God. That’s the key to discovering the Kingdom of Yahweh in our midst.
Knowing a magical God
How many of us seek eternal life and wish to know that Yahweh accepts us now? Well you can know. We need to know God for ourselves–keeping in mind all the words of the prophets, Yeshua and family/friends. Like scientist, we must start investigating these truths. We must run our own experiments and test God’s words.
Its only in searching and trusting God that we become awed by His sudden presence right in our midst. God who is Spirit shows up and makes His presence known to us.
Others may or may not believe us. We can always tell them to run their own inquiry and see the results for themselves.
That’s what I’m saying to you friends who lack these encounters with the living God, run your own experiment and discover what others have discovered: a magical God in our midst right under our very nose. Most times we do not sense God because we do not look for Him and obey Him.
Obeying the voice of God is crucial
We lack a personal relationship with God. We, however, would like to know how to attain this relationship. We haven’t seen a burning bush like Moses nor heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire. We haven’t walked on water with Yeshua like Peter. We neither were stricken and heard the voice of Yeshua on the road to Damascus like the apostle Paul.
How can we get these same supernatural experiences today like so many we read and hear about in the Bible? These experiences generally come (when we search for the truth and for Him). We gradually develop a personal relationship with Yahweh via spiritual investigations–via a profound desire to know God.
Pray and think
In addition, you must think often and ask questions. For instance, “How did Yeshua connect with Yahweh? What did he do? How can we learn from Him? Why did He choose to fast?How can fasting help my spiritual growth?” He is our model that we ought to follow. We must learn to trust in God like Yeshua and the prophets. We will find Him when we obey Him and seek Him daily through prayer.
Let’s look at some Bible verses that offer us some insight and direction. These verses will help to lead us on our journey from sinful living, to a repentant heart and to everlasting life in the Kingdom of God.
It really isn’t complicated, you just need to know what steps to take and take them. When you learn the truth, the truth will indeed set you free–let’s begin.
True Repentance and Baptism–Step 1
1. [Godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death. (2 Corinthians 7:10 Amplified Bible)
2. “As for me, I baptize you with water because of [your] repentance [that is, because you are willing to change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret your sin and live a changed life], but He (the Messiah) who is coming after me is mightier [more powerful, more noble] than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove [even as His slave]; He will baptize you [who truly repent] with the Holy Spirit and [you who remain unrepentant] with fire (judgment). (Matthew 3:11)
Oswald Chambers wrote the following:
“Have I ever come to a place in my experience where I can say–“I indeed–but He?” Until that moment does come, I will never know what the baptism of the Holy Ghost means. I indeed am at an end, I cannot do a thing but He begins just there— He does the things no one else can ever do. Am I prepared for His coming? Jesus cannot come as long as there is anything in the way either of goodness or badness. When He comes, am I prepared for Him to drag into the light every wrong thing I have done? It is just there that He comes. Wherever I know I am unclean, He will put His feet; wherever I think I am clean, He will withdraw them.” (My Utmost For His Highest, Discovery House Publishers, August 22) I’d recommend you get this book My Utmost For His Highest–it will give you the insights that will help you strengthen your spiritual walk with God.
I added a few quotes from Oswald Chambers from the book The Utmost for His Highest because his writings helped me to understand more of the words of the Bible. This strengthened my understanding and relationship with Yahweh.
3. But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. (Matthew 6:33)
“Jesus is saying that the great care of life is to put the relationship to God first, and everything else second.” states Oswald Chambers.
I hope to attain eternal life in the Kingdom with Yahweh. I aim to live in a perfect place filled with beautiful things and riches beyond my wildest imagination. Everlasting life with Yahweh is a place of joy and love and real freedom from sin, sorrow and suffering–and might I add death. My dream of heaven made this clear.
Let’s reach higher levels in our spiritual walk with God. Let’s walk on the narrow road that leads us above a life of sin into safety: the Kingdom of Yahweh.
4. Consecrate means to make holy or to dedicate to a higher purpose.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own]. ( I Thessalonians 5:23-24)
5. Brothers and sisters, pray for us. ( I Thessalonians 5:25)
We all need others to pray for us, especially, facing spiritual assaults from the enemy.
6. So then let us not sleep [in spiritual indifference] as the rest [of the world does], but let us keep wide awake [alert and cautious] and let us be sober [self-controlled, calm, and wise]. (I Thessalonians 5:6)
7. Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench [subdue, or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of] the [Holy] Spirit. Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations—words of instruction or exhortation or warning]. But test all things carefully [so you can recognize what is good]. Hold firmly to that which is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21)
Fellow Citizens with the Holy Ones–Step 3
8. When you pray and seek God with all your heart, mind and soul, God shows up and speaks to your heart, mind and soul within you. You learn that once the Holy Spirit is given to you by God, you have The Kingdom of God within you.
“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones, and of the household of God,” states Ephesians 2:19 (Hebrew Names Version).
A citizen is a member of a state or kingdom or a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it.Yahweh will protect you. You are citizens of the the heavenly kingdom of God.
Paul says in Ephesians 2:16-22 the following:
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Yahweh lives in you; therefore, The Kingdom of God is found within you.
Luke the physician wrote in Luke 17:21 “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Luke warns us in Luke 21:8 saying there will be many false teachers and preachers preaching and teaching in the name of Jesus, but Luke says the following regarding these deceptive teachers:
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not…(Matthew 24:23-28).
And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: (Mark 13:21)
Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ don’t believe it. (Mark 13:21 HNV)
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17)
God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. (Colossians 1:27 Message Bible)
heal anyone who is sick, and tell them, ‘God’s kingdom is right on your doorstep!’ (Luke 10:9 MSG)
“When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, ‘The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back. Did you have any idea that God’s kingdom was right on your doorstep?’…” (Luke 10:10-11 MSG)
But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. (Matthew 12:28 KJV)
“But if it’s by God’s power that I am sending the evil spirits packing, then God’s kingdom is here for sure.” (Matthew 12:28 MSG)
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; (John 1:26)
John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, (John 1:26 English Standard Version)
Please comment on one or more of the following questions below (this will encourage my ministry—thank you):
1) How have you helped others discover the Kingdom of God within them?
2) How did the Holy Spirit play a role?
3) How do you keep yourself from burning out preaching the gospel?
4) What did you like and/or dislike about this article so I can improve to help others?
5) Do you have a question you’d like me to address?
6) Please share you’re prayer request so everyone reading can see and pray for you.
7) If you knew God was listening and sees you, what would you ask Him or tell Him? Why?
Yahweh says seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you–Matthew 6:33.
Stop and Ponder for a moment
⇒ Why prepare for the Kingdom of Heaven?
⇒ How do we go about preparing to meet our Creator?
⇒ Who is this great Creator that designed everything we see and don’t see (invisible things) around us?
⇒ How do we get back into Heaven and see Yahweh face to face again?
⇒ How does having Yahweh in our lives change our everyday lives?
I pose these questions so those seeking have an idea what they can do to search out and discover Yahweh and his kingdom, to answer the major questions of this life, for yourself.
As a science major I know the intricate details of our bodies down to the molecular/microscopic level. I am a problem solver by nature. You can see I think scientifically, and I am eternally curious about the physical world around me. I am even more curious about the spiritual world around me. I want us to look beyond the physical to search out the invisible God and discover a supernatural and spiritual God that works and lives within each of us. I am not intimidated by a challenge. We just must allow Yahweh (God) into our lives. Yahweh can always be with us around us if we welcome Him in our lives. Yahweh grants each of us seventy years to get to know Him and to find our way back to Heaven with Him. Some of us die earlier and others live significantly longer due to varied reasons.
This website and this article are like a scientific journal. I share my many great experiences with the living God. I will share some of my spiritual knowledge and insights of this great God. I have spent a life time, forty plus years, tracking down Yahweh. Eternally searching for the Creator. I have found this spiritual being and know Him well. There is far greater for me to discover, but I feel confident that I know our Creator. If you’d like a relationship with this awesome God (Yahweh), please continue reading, ask and answer your questions, study, and follow my writings on my website.
Walking by Faith
I learned to walk by faith and not by sight, we all must learn to do the same. We must use our spiritual eyes, ears and bodies to search for Yahweh with all our heart, mind and soul. We must believe that He is real and His word is true to discover Him for ourselves.We should test this truth by seeing that His promises are real. You will see that He is faithful when we have faith.
My parents emigrated to this country, with five children and started their lives over in a foreign land: here in America.My father took his father’s advice to take his family to a new country (My father had lost both his parents within forty days of each other). Even though I was young, I knew the struggles my parents faced.I noticed it all, despite their struggles I grew up incredibly happy and carefree.I had everything I needed and wanted.We were blessed in that we always had a roof over our heads and three meals a day. We actually had plenty; both my parents were hard workers and they sacrificed for their now six children to succeed in life. Though my parents’ lives were much better and easier in Belize, they were determined not to return and make it work. They knew the lives of their six children would be better here in America.
When I was a young person, in my early a teens, I prayed and asked Yahweh to help me acquire my own home by the age of twenty eight. My concern was to ensure that my parents would have a place to retire in without a monthly rent. So, one day in the summer, I prayed with a sincere and earnest heart, at about thirteen years old, that Yahweh would help me to somehow get my own place and not need to rent before the age of twenty-eight.
Yahweh answered my prayer in a supernatural way
When I acquired a home, long story short, just before my twenty-seventh birthday. It is now the home my parents are retired in today, living rent and mortgage free, thanks to Yahweh answering the prayer I made so many years prior. Yahweh heard the prayer of a humble teenager all those years ago. He has heard and answered my innumerable prayers from childhood and even today.
God is no respecter of persons.
What he has done for me, He will do for any of His children who seek Him with a sincere and earnest heart and obey His words.
Knowing and understanding Yahweh’s words to us will help us prepare ourselves to successfully acquire the keys to the Kingdom of Yahweh rather than meeting rejection by a Holy God.
John said in Revelation 22:13-20 the following words:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.And 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 I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Yehsua Jesus is coming quickly to judge the world.
Prepare for His coming and avoid being tossed out like a dog.Dogs are not welcome, nor murderers or idolaters nor those who love to lie–see Revelation 22:15.
The word dog triggered my thoughts penned here today to share with you.
Let’s take a look at the word dog:
Literally: a dog, scavenging canine
Figuratively: a spiritual predator who feeds off others.
Now it’s meaning from Strong’s Concordance:
In Strong’s Concordance a dog is kyon pronounced phonetically (koo-ohn)–2965 in Strong’s Concordance. A dog is universally despised in the East. A loose dog was disdained in ancient times and viewed as a “mooch pooch” that ran about as a scavenger says Strong’s Concordance.
Avoid the Dogs
Let us not live life like a dog–living in a predatory fashion.You should connect with the life giver and get your resources from your connection and relationship with Yahweh through the power of His Holy Spirit.You ought to feed others and not feed off of others.Those truly connected to the life giver will possess the life giver within them.
They will be like a tree planted by the living water. Their leaf will never wither–Psalm 1.
In conclusion as a young person I prepared to acquire a home for myself and family. Wanting to live more bountifully in the physical world, but now I’m preparing for my spiritual home.I’m not leaving anything to chance.I know if I prepare well, Yahweh will help me acquire a home in the spiritual kingdom.I know how to acquire my spiritual home.I just need to ask Yahweh for what I want, and He will hear my humble prayers and answer me.
Remember Yahweh is no respecter of person, He will answer you too if you love Him with all your heart, mind and soul.Obedience is the key.I leave you to ponder the following verses below in John 14:12-16:
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
That Comforter, Yahweh’s Holy Spirit, will teach you all things and guide you into your Heavenly Home so your not left out like a stray dog.
How great and joyous your life would become living eternally with your Heavenly Father? Yahweh loves you so much. He took the time to create you in His very image. Your a child of the King. Don’t you want to see God face to face in His kingdom soon?
Your future home tomorrow depends on your preparation today friends!Ask Yeshua (Jesus) to help you acquire a place and a home in Heaven–ask today and everyday knowing for sure that Yahweh hears you.This world is nothing compared to acquiring your place in your real home in the presence of Yahweh.Prepare for heaven my friends and you will eternally be grateful!
How do Christian warriors fight in a battle when they cannot see their enemy? We must do some of the following:
study Yahweh’s words in the Bible to guide us
maintain confidence in Yahweh: faith
wisely go to war according to Yahweh’s words.
maintain a relationship with Yahweh
A faithful Christian warrior follows orders: the Ten Commandments spoken and written by Yahweh.
We win battles and wars for our souls and the souls of others by following the voice of Yahweh.
Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day. (Deuteronomy 27:10 KJV)
and thou hast hearkened to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and done His commands, and His statutes, which I am commanding thee to-day.’ (Deuteronomy 27:10 YLT)
“So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God andhold to the testimony of Jesus.” (Revelation 12:17)
“Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of Godandtheir faith in Jesus. ” (Revelation 14:12)
A Christian warrior is a person engaged or experienced in warfare both physical and spiritual in nature. They are led by Yahweh.
Christian warriors that lose battles and the ultimate war over who captures their soul Yahweh or Satan do so because their beliefs and actions do not align with the words and voice of the Almighty.
They may follow the traditions of their fore-parents rather than discerning and obeying the voice of Yahweh.
Satan binds them via sin thereby controlling and conquering them. Disobedience to Yahweh means obedience to Satan (Lucifer).
The truth can and does set us free. I share the truth so that those who want to know the truth can study the words of Yahweh and discover hidden knowledge known as wisdom that can save their souls.
You see I’ve battled with Satan. I’ve overcome. It’s a daily choice to obey Yahweh and ignore the tricks of Satan. Once you overcome the evil one, you hate sin like Yahweh hates sin. Yahweh knows you are serious about walking righteously before Him. Yahweh gives you a free gift: His Holy Spirit that writes His Ten Commandments on the tables of your heart. The Holy Spirit given by God now empowers you from within to do what is right and pleasing to Yahweh. The Spirit of Yahweh teaches you all things.
Ephesians 1:13 is a powerful verse that explains the steps to receiving the gift of the Spirit of Yahweh. That Spirit is your assurance and ticket to eternal life with God.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
For a Christian warrior to fight and win against Satan here on earth, s/he must obey every word spoken from the mouth of Yahweh. Yahweh gave us Ten Commandments based in love found in the gospels and throughout the Bible. If we break one, we break them all. They are found in Exodus 20 in the Bible when God came down and spoke aloud to Humankind a unique and distinct time in our history (a special time)–King James Version recommended.
The apostle James warned,
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10 King James Bible)
For whoever keeps the whole Law but stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of [breaking] all of it. (James 2:10 Amplified Bible)
Humanity struggles between obeying or disobeying Yahweh’s Ten Commandments that Yahweh spoke down the mountain to His people. He not only spoke them down, He carved His Ten Commandments on two tablets of stone– 1) love towards Yahweh and 2) love towards our neighbors.
Here we have hundreds of laws that we follow each day to avoid going to jail or receiving a fine. We choose not to steal because we know stealing is wrong. We could go to jail. We stop at a red light because we know the driving laws. If we fail to stop, we could get ourselves killed or our neighbors killed. We could also get a hefty fine in addition to a big hospital bill or taken to court and charged for damages.
What if a police officer would take us to jail if we were caught breaking any one of these Ten Commandments? What if we were fined? We would most likely readily obey.
Well the penalty is actually death: capital punishment!
Our judgement date is when we die and face Yahweh face to face. It’s not death of the flesh alone but death of the soul my friends!
Yahweh is not interested in our flesh anyway. Why? Flesh cannot enter the kindgom of our Creator.
Yahweh is interested in our eternal soul that only He can choose to destroy if we break His Ten Commandments. He will destroy the soul that sinneth–for disobedience to His Ten Commandments: based in love. Yahweh gave us the Ten Commandments to guide our lives.
The Ten Commandments when kept represents wisdom: insightleading you on a narrow road towards eternal life.
Rebellion against anyone of these Ten Commandments will lead you on a very wide road that humanity marches quickly down leading to hell and death. Our enemy (Yahweh’s enemy) has planned for each and everyone of us to suffer and die.
Yahweh gives us a choice: we can choose life or death. The choice is ultimately up to each of us. We either choose to listen to the voice of Yahweh who loves us and gave us His Ten Commandments to live by that leads to true and last freedom
That is why Satan loves to distract us with drugs, alcohol, pharmaceuticals from his high paid drug pushers (doctors), movie producers and actors and actresses, sport entertainers, rock and hip hop singers, movies that glamorize evil and all forms of entertainment that promote all things wicked. We no longer see the devices of the enemy because we grew up watching and amused by such evil all around from a very young age. We now mistake evil as good and good as evil.
When the show Lucifer hit the airways I couldn’t believe it! It’s based from story of the first fallen angel: Lucifer. I refused to watch it and never did. The information comes from the website: tvseriesfinale.com. Lucifer wants us to worship Him, but we are called to worship Yahweh and Yahweh alone.
Rebellion against the commandments of Yahweh leads humanity to suffer and die: separate from Yawheh the lifegiver. Without the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, you cannot live.
First let’s acknowledge we are in a battle. There is a battle going on here on planet earth along with the plandemic. The vast majority are unaware of an invisible enemy working in another dimension attacking us in our three dimensional world.
Satan is like the wind that we cannot see in the visible spectrum; the effects we of course can feel. So we know the wind is real even though we cannot see the wind only feel the effects around us. So you ought to know Satan is real because you can feel the effects in your life all around you.
Spiritual warriors must become astute deep thinkers thinking and reflecting and believing in Yahweh’s words to know that Yahweh is in fact real too like the wind is real. Though we cannot see Yahweh or the wind in the visible spectrum, we definitely should feel the effects impacting us in life if we think, reflect and test God’s words to us.
That’s why children of Yahweh are taught to walk by faith and not by sight.
It’s easy for me to write this because of empirical evidence. I’ve walked with Yahweh for years–not perfectly of course. Nevertheless I do my best to obey Yahweh’s commands. It’s been a battle fighting for my very life in this world that is a dark and dire place without the knowledge of Yahweh.
This is why I am writing because I’ve passed through many battles and I feel confident I have won the war for my life. I feel confident that I am on the narrow road that has led me back to the kingdom. Like the Apostle Paul (in 2 Thessalonians 3:3), I’ve learned the following: Yahweh is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. I’ve learned this in my walk with Yahweh over forty years. The key is to maintain a relationship with Yahweh by seeking Him daily to help us pass each test along the way until we see God face to face one day soon.
People are here sent by God to be tested and tried. We have an opportunity to return back to God or continue in rebellion against the commands of Yahweh.
The gospel is the good news of who we are, why we are here and what God expects of us.
Who is your enemy?
How does your enemy attack?
Can you recognize your enemies tactics?
The Bible says we have an enemy. The Apostle James says in James 4:7 the following:
Submit yourselves to Yahweh. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
So how do you fight your enemy?
You submit your life to Yahweh and give Him one hundred percent control of your life.
He will break your bondage to sin and slavery to Satan. God will make want to walk in righteousness and to live and operate in love. Yahweh wants the best for you and those around you.
King David says that Yahweh is our true shelter that we can depend on to protect us from our enemy.
Psalm 91:1-4 says,
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart…
Yes, Yahweh is our shelter.
A warrior needs to know where to find protection. When challenged you must know how to go to Yahweh. He will protect you.
You must put your full trust in Yahweh (His words to us). You either put your trust in Yahweh or by default you put your trust in yourself and your enemy. Pray and ask the Yahweh to make you strong and teach you to fight. This is a spiritual fight and you must learn how to fight. I bought a famous book about physical warfare to give me insights into the mindset of a warrior. Perhaps you may like to purchase this little book.
In Art of War by Sun Tzu chronicles the most famous military treatise in Asia for the past couple of thousand years. I thought this might be an interesting read; however, I skimmed the book–will read another time. I pulled some famous quotes and added below:
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
“If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .”
“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
“To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.”
“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”
“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
“Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: 1 He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. 2 He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. 3 He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. 4 He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. 5 He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.”
“Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.”
“Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.”
“Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.”
“The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.”
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
“When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.”
“When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.”
“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.
There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen.
There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.”
“know yourself and you will win all battles”
“If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”
“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
“who wishes to fight must first count the cost”
“When strong, avoid them. If of high morale, depress them. Seem humble to fill them with conceit. If at ease, exhaust them. If united, separate them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.”
“Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”
“Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.”