Untaught Scripture Truths for Disciples of Christ, Part 3
Untaught Scripture Truths for Disciples of Christ, Part 3
This is the Third part of this series.
There are many scripture truths that you will not hear taught in most places. I am talking about things you must understand to be a real disciple of Jesus Christ. Which is saying that if you cannot understand the Lord Jesus Christ, who He really is, what His role is, what Athority He actually has, and what He really requires of His people, if you do not correctly and fully understand the scriptures about what He has done away with, the things in this world that He has changed and what He brought that was all NEW and different. You can not be a disciple of Christ. That is why scripture requires those that would be His disciples to be filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit, to become of one Spirit with God and have access to ALL truth from the only place (according to scripture) that All Truth can be found, the very Spirit of God Himself. This series will teach and explain some of these important scriptures.
Please Read this Before we Begin. Here we teach scriptural truths that are not taught most places. These are essential truths that you cannot be a real disciple of Christ without properly understanding.
Because of this fact you must follow the scripture “do not be deceived my beloved brethren” and see that YOU are not deceived. In order to not be deceived you must not believe what I or any other man wants to teach you unless and until it has been confirmed in scripture and by the Holy Spirit of God to you Personally as Truth. That is your responsibility no matter who is teaching you.
Now we must continue to look to Jesus to continue our study. Are there clergy in this age of the rule of Christ as in the age of Israel? Do we have to go to where God is to meet with Him? Do we have to observe any holidays? Do we have to only eat certain food? ?? ?? ?? Lets see what Jesus says about these things.
I purposely did not discuss the most important part of Jesus instructions to His disciples in the Part 2 of this study. I have found that the minute this is explained those that have not made a decision to find all truth at any cost will get angry and not read beyond. If you are reading Part 3, I will assume you are really looking for TRUTH. So we go back and look at the most important part of them.
Jesus instructions to His disciples and those that would be His disciples
Matt 28:18-20 "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19Go therefore*and make disciples of all the nations,
GO, this little word changes everything about the church, clergy and how things are to work in this age of Jesus rule. If you will correctly understand scripture you will find that after Acts 2 there is no mention of clergy or a building called a temple, except when working with the unconverted jews. This is because Acts 2 is the point when the new covenant becomes fully operational, the jews are no longer the exclusive children of God, they killed His son and forfeited their place and now must come to God in the same manner as all other man must. Jesus opened the door and He is now the door to God and all man are invited to become sons of God, if they are willing to pay the price.
Never were these mentioned to be part of the church of Jesus Christ, Jesus made it clear His church (the true and only authorized church of this age), is to be made of living stones, nothing made by the hands of man shall be included, it is strictly a Spiritual structure. You MUST understand that the eternal kingdom of God is a Spiritual place, no flesh will enter into it. This journey with Christ on the earth is the preparation where we are to learn the difference between this temporary world of the flesh and of The eternal Spirit world of God that is yet to come.. Jesus came to bring division between the flesh man world and the Spirit World of God and establish the Spirit World of God on the earth in preparation for the end of this world and mankind.
In the age of Israel, their entire worship system was limited and everything in it was made by the hands of man. It was run by man and man corrupted it as he does everything he touches. Of course we know that the reason was as an example to show man that he could not make his way into the kingdom of God with natural inanimate things made with his own hands, and that no carnal man is capable of reaching God, for himself or others. The kingdom of God cannot be found with the help of or in the works of natural man. Only One man is capable of bringing YOU and Me into the eternal kingdom. And only as we follow ALL He requires of us. God is a Spirit and only a man with the Holy spirit dwelling in him can reach God and in this age ONLY if he allows the Spirit of God in Christ to control him and He MUST come through the only door that exists, the MAN Jesus Christ. Here are His words on this.
John 10:7-17 7Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All who ever came before Me*are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
11"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Let me explain.
Here Jesus is saying that there is one and only one intercessor between man and God and He is it. He then refers to those He and His disciples warned us to avoid, those that would come in His name but are not of Him. That means any that EVER come or will ever come in His name that fit the measure of scripture of who to avoid, are thieves and robbers, He is the only access we have and will ever have to the eternal kingdom of God. Following ANY OTHER MAN will DESTROY YOU. But He alone is come that we have the opportunity to receive eternal life. I, He says I am the ONLY good shepherd ( or I am the only shepherd (pastor, overseer, access to God) that there is in this age. ALL others are hirelings, its just a job to them, but I gave my life to give those that will obey and follow only me life abundantly (eternal life and the entry into the eternal kingdom of God), All those others are hirelings, they will steal your money and your possibility to receive eternal life. In the last line we see there is ONLY ONE SHEPHERD in this age and all His sheep will recognize him, unless they let a false pastor hireling deceive them into believing he can bring you to salvation and steal it from you. Only one man died for you and no other man will, but they will use all kinds of foolishness to deceive you and bring you into their god's house, the house of satan the deceiver. The Holy Spirit of God infilling you and you following it is the only protection you can find that is eternal.
So, where is the clergy in ths age?
There is no clergy class of man in this age, this is the age of Christ and His disciples, all man are equal in this age, no man is over another man, there are no rulers. The only head of any man is the man Jesus Christ. Any other man that claims to be a shepherd(pastor) in this age is a thief and liar and is usurping the place ot the Lord Jesus Christ, the only man that can save you.
But there are man anointed by God to help the saints, those that we find in Ephesians. They are disciples of Christ with an anointing to be servants. No others are anointed by God to serve or teach the saints in this age. In this age the clergy are clearly shown to be the disciples of Christ, each and every one of them, they are the only ministry authorized by the Lord of this age, the man Jesus Christ. They are the real disciples of Christ, those that follow Him alone, DO ALL HE REQUIRES OF THEM AND ENDURE TO THE END. They are the ones whose names will be found at the judgment seat, written in the Lamb's book of Life. They will hear “welcome true and faithful son” enter into the eternal kingdom of God. ALL others will hear “who are you, I never knew you cast him into the lake of fire for destruction”..
We find in 1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
The real disciples of Christ, those that follow Him alone by the Spirit of God, doing All He requires of them are the only mature ones that God is looking for and trusts.
WE need to stop here and discuss Ephesians 4:11-17.
The misunderstanding and misuse of this scripture has and continues to cause much error and confusion among those that profess to be of Christ. The main reason for the confusion is that carnal man require titles and positions. There are none of either in this age, so they make up their own.
Eph 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
Here it tells us that God gave to the true church of Jesus Christ gifts (see verse 8) and here in vs 11 that some of the gifts were/are man. He did not gift titles to men as is usually taught. He gave the men as gifts to the church. They were not and do not have titles other than brother or their given name, because we know ALL are equal, no man is above another in this age. If you read this correctly He gave men (anointed by God, not man) to perform functions in the church. If you understand scripure correctly you know that the apostle Paul (a disciple) NEVER called himself apostle Paul, he understood it is not a title, it is a function and he also said something more important that carnal man do not teach. He always say I Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ. He always lets you know that He cannot lead you into the eternal Kindom, only Jesus can do that. He also tells us that not only is it not a title but that it comes with a very lowly position, not a position of ruler. He says correctly that he IS A BONDSERVANT OF CHRIST, he represents Christ not a different man or group of building or denomination. No true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ can represent a building, man, denomination or anything other than the Lord Jesus Christ in this age. If you do not know what a bondservant is it is a man, a slave, that when offered his freedom refused it and swore allegiance and devoted his life to his master as a slave. That is what a real disciple of Christ is. These ministries the the men God anointed and gave to the church of Christ understand their job and standing. No title, no paycheck, no honor from man, that belongs only to Jesus. They are not given to a building, a division in the churches of man. These man are given to the entire (there is only one) real body of Christ as servants, they are tools sent to help the saints get close to and understand and follow Jesus Christ and His mission.
Not one of these men will ever ask you for money. And all of them will have the signs in Mark16:14-18 following them or they are imposters and not of Christ. Remember scripture tells us we will NEVER see one of His (Christ) begging.
BUT, those anointed by man, the deceivers, will come for and even beg for your money. There is no need for money if one is a bondservant of God through Christ. But when one is not of God they have great and inordinente need for money. They must raise it somehow themselves. They have a love of money, that is the root of all evil, according to scripture but millions follow them and give them their money. Scripture warns to not let them deceive you but few listen. These deceivers also teach and believe (because God has sent them the strong delusion so they must believe their own lies) that God gave the church to them, exactly the opposite of the beliefs of man anointed by God. And they lt you know it and still millions are deceived.
The purpose of giving the church these anointed man.
12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Now we see the purpose for giving these anointed man to His church. It is not to build an edifice to a man and see who can gather the biggest crowd or the biggest collection or any other purpose but to EQUIP the saints, the one true church, FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY. Since there is no clergy and all are equal then we need someone to do the work of the ministry that clergy did in previous age. So they are to see that everyone is equipped to minster for the Lord Jesus Christ. No other man is to ever be served in this age. No money needs to change hands in the real church of Christ. There is no need for it in the kingdom of God. Remember? It is a Spiritual kingdom.
See it? The work of the ministry is for the edifying of the body of Christ (saints). Why? Until ALL COME TO THE UNITY of the FAITH and of the KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD,
This age is all about Knowing Jesus and who He really is. Plus, it is to bring all the saints to PERFECTION. Not to a building to follow a man and his plan, but to bring Jesus' church all to perfection, to become like Him. To become as He is a SPIRITUAL and PERFECT MAN. In other words to prepare the people that become the sons of God to enter the eternal kingdom of God that is to come and which they are to inherit and to bring others into His kingdom as they go about GOing. The new and Spirit world that NO flesh can enter.
Why is this necessary?
14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
Here we see that this is needed by those that have been tricked by man to be a part of the false church in the world. He is saying that he understands that a great many will be tricked by the hirelings to follow them and that they must repent and learn to follow Christ alone if they hope to enter the eternal kingdom of God because no Other man can take you there. You must stop being children being controlled by your desires and emotions, grow up and follow Christ or you are lost and will end up in the lake of fire for destruction. In other words, since you did not follow the scriptural warnings to “do not be deceived” I am giving you one more chance to be redeemed if you will repent and do it My way. Until you do this you cannot be a son of God. Not doing this is why scripture says many will seek the door (narrow gate) but few will find it, because only Jesus can show you the narrow gate and only His real disciples are authorized to lead you to him, all others are liar, thieves and fakes and will lead you to their god, the chief deceiver, satan and destruction.
15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ — 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
In other words, the time is short, it is time to grow up and learn and then do all of what Jesus requires of you. Repent of your disobedience of not testing ALL things to see if they be of Christ. Grow up before it is too late, stop following apostate man that show you an easy way they claim to be the way of Christ and follow the difficult path that Jesus tells us belongs to Him., He tells you the truth but you can only hear Him if you are filled with and FOLLOW the Holy Spirit of God which is the only way to become of one Spirit with God and with Christ.
THAT IS A REQUIREMENT OF ALL SONS OF GOD, from Jesus the firstborn until and including the lastborn.
Those that are come of God, the real disciples of Christ will love enough to tell you the truth whether you want to hear it or not because they have no axe to grind, they are not looking for ANYTHING from you. but are desiring to lead you to receive the the greaest a man can bestow on another, the gift of Eternal life. But the deceivers care only for what will give them gain and will lead you to destruction because the do not love you, they only care about themselves, no matter what they tell you, remember Jesus says they are thieves and liars and the truth is not in them.
We will continue in Part 4
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