House of God:

Too much time is wasted debating the word of God instead of building the house of God, “Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Timothy 1:9).

Notwithstanding the proliferation of religions and church denominations, there is only one building of the Kingdom of God through the Holy Spirit, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; in whom all the building fitly framed together to grow to the end of time unto a holy temple in the Lord (Ephesians 2:20–22).

At the end of time, it is not a specific religion or church denomination as it is the doctrines of many that will be redeemed from this earth. We are to beware of adhering to the doctrines and commandments of men (Matthew 15:8–9).

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved(Romans 10:4, 11-13).

The house of God is not in physical buildings with different names, but in Jesus the Son, who is over his own house, whose house are we, and we must hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end (Hebrews 3:6).

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7).

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Are we under the Law or grace of Jesus Christ?

The Apostle Paul preached tirelessly to the people of Israel and Gentiles about them going back under the law and not falling under the grace of Jesus Christ.

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:4, 11-13).

The Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles also very eloquently explained, saying:
“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:24-29).

“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Galatians 3:11-14).
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Service of God vs ‘lip service’:

Jesus, during his time here spoke these words which echo in our preset time, saying: “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:8–9).

James, the brother of Jesus very distinctly shed light on this fact when he said: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22).

We must not pay ‘lip service’ to God in the form of religious doctrines but, must let every word of God be engrafted into our hearts because Jesus also says: “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:17, 21-22).

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The LORD is his name:

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).

“Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name” (Jeremiah 33:2).

“By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil” (Proverbs 16:6).

“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate” (Proverbs 7:13).

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).

“The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil” (Proverbs 19:23).

“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death” (Proverbs 14:27).

“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ” (Philippians 2:12, 1:10).

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Every human being will be judged on this earth:

We must be reminded to do the will of God, the Father which is in heaven because Jesus says: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23).

“For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that [EVERY ONE MAY RECEIVE THE THINGS DONE IN HIS BODY], according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

“Who will render to every man according to his deeds: “To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile. But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:6–11).

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Serve of God and our Lord Jesus Christ: Servants of the Light.

We are to be mindful that it is not enough to sit here on this earth waiting for the return of Jesus on the Last Day. We must be profitable elected servants of God and we will be rewarded for our good works on the Last Day (Matthew 25:35–39) (Romans 2:10).

Let us be reminded and learn what happened to the three servants in the parable given by Jesus (Matthew 25:14-30). Specifically, the servant who received one talent and digged in the earth and hid his lord’s money.

“After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them” (Matthew 25:19).

“Then he which had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.’ His lord answered and said unto him, ‘Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:24-30).

Jesus is very clear when he says: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; [BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN]” (Matthew 7:21).

Read the POST on April 19 tiltled: Doing the will of God: The Father.

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How much time until the end?

In generations past, and in this generation, the question is also asked: “When will be the end?” Even the prophet Daniel to whom much was revealed about all the world kingdoms on this earth, saw through the windows of time to the end when he said:

“Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished” (Daniel 12:5-7).

When Jesus came to this earth he said: “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15). And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).

Although, only God knows when will be the end, Jesus tells us saying: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” (Matthew 24:32-33).

What things or what will be the events unfolding around the world or rather what will be the key sign that the world is near an end?

Jesus says: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)” (Matthew 24:15).

“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand; then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:20, 31, 28).

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Time?

Time as we read this word is ticking away; literally ticking away. As a movie clicking away at the last frames which will soon end, or as water pouring out of a glass which will become empty, so too one day time will run out and this earth will pass away (1 Peter 21:33) (Mark 13:31) (2 Peter 3:10).

There is no stopping time, changing time, or reversing time because at the set time, habitation on this earth will end (Revelation 11:18). Since God has appointed the time of habitation of this earth and that of every life on this earth, we would be best to seek to obtain that which God has hidden for us before the beginning of time. This is the most important decision of our life, which we need to be on time for in our lifetime, because one day time will come to a full end (Revelation 10:5-6).

“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer” (Revelation 10:5-6).

“And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done.’” (Revelation 16:17–18, 20–21).
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What time is it?

On any given day, someone, somewhere at someplace on this earth needs to know or wants to know the time. The day is coming when there will be no longer time (Revelation 10:6).

Jesus says: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light” (Romans 13:11-12).

At the end of time on the Last Day there will be two outcomes forever: 1) Paradise or 2) Perdition (Revelation 11:18, 20:12–15).

While there is still time, now is the time to be wise, secure a place to go to Paradise (Isaiah 55:6) Luke 12:29-31): a place where there will be Eternal Life. To get to Paradise follow Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:31–34).

Do not be deceived by that liar Lucifer, the devil, aka Satan who knows that he has a short time (Revelation 12:12), and he is going to Perdition: a place of everlasting punishment and torment (Matthew 25:41, 46).
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We only have a lifetime:

Before our life began on this earth, we did not know the time we were to born, neither do we know our appointed time to die (Job 7:1). As we all have a beginning and an end on this earth (Hebrews 9:27), so too this earth has a beginning and an end (Acts 17:26). God spoke through prophet Jeremiah:

“Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD” (Jeremiah 8:7).

Since God has appointed the time of habitation of this earth and that of every life on this earth, we would be best to seek to obtain that which God has hidden for us before the beginning of time. This is the most important decision of our lifetime, which we need to be on time for, because one day time will is coming to a full end (Revelation 10:5-6).

We are to stay faithful in the right direction. We are not to let the busy traffic of this lifetime turn us in the wrong direction toward the lusts, pleasures, and cares of this lifetime. How we maneuver through the traffic in a lifetime will determine where we end up on the Last Day (Revelation 11:18, 20:12–15).

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