A WORD FROM:
JANUARY 9TH 2001
Let this mind be in you, which also was in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
O Foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you. Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
And He said unto His disciples, it is inevitable that stumbling blocks should come, but woe unto him through which they come!
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grevious wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, wether it be good, or wether it be evil.
Many pastors have destroyed My vineyard, they have trodden down My portion under foot, they have made My pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flock shall be scattered. And it shall come to pass, if they will dilligently learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, The LORD liveth; as they taught My people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the mist of My people. But if they will not obey, i will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
For we hear that are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, bretheren, be not weary in well doing. And if any man not obey our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, admonish him as a brother.
And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have recieved in the Lord, that ye may fulfill it.
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...