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Who is the real Jesus?

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Who is the real Jesus?

Did He die for your sins?

We are told in the Gospel of John[1] that God sent His son that we might be saved.

Jesus told us many things that we might be saved.[2]

The word "MIGHT"[3] suggests that Jesus did what he came to do but some might not be saved simply because they say they love Jesus as their Lord.[4]

People who are not doers of the word may not be believers in the real Jesus.

Jesus makes it clear that "many" will think they love Him but have been deceived into believing in a false image of Jesus. These self deceived people will be told that they should get away from Him because he never knew them except as workers of iniquity.

How do we know that we are not one of those "many"?[5]

People might be deceived because of unrighteous practices and lack of love for the truth.[6]

He also told us that if we did not forgive then His Father would not forgive us.[7]

So it is not automatic that we are forgiven nor saved.

Jesus also told us to seek the Righteousness of God and that many would think they came in His name but would be told to get away from Him because they were in fact Workers of Iniquity and not Doers of the Word. Like the Pharisees before them they will be under the delusion that they have their eyes on Jesus but in truth they do not even know him. We know this because they are not bearing Fruit worthy of those who truly repent.

The modern Christian is often not doing what Christ told us to be doing. They are doing the very things that Christ condemned the Pharisees for doing.

  • He said their Corban made the word of God to none effect.
  • He told them to call no man father upon the earth.
  • He told them to attend to the Weightier matters.
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Yet, most Modern Christians cannot even tell you what Corban is nor how it causes the word of God to be of no effect.

They cannot tell you who the Fathers of the earth were or are.

Neither do they know nor can tell you of Christ's checklist as to what the Weightier matters were and are.

Many of our Modern Christians not only do not have their eyes on the real Jesus, they actually do not want to even hear what He said nor keep His commandments even though He said that is the way to Eternal life.

These Modern Christians often pray to the Fathers of the earth and seek the benefits of the Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other. This is directly contrary to the Doctrines of Jesus.

What they are doing is keeping their eyes on a constructed Jesus built in their minds by false teachers. This of course is Idolatry.

To see if people really have fruits worthy of Repentance we may ask:
Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist and Jesus and the early Church advocated a Daily ministration that was dependent on Charity only and it was not like the system of Corban of the Pharisees and Rome.
  • Do you only gather for the comfort it gives you, or do you gather to benefit others?
  • Christ came to serve, not be served. Do you desire to be served or are you coming in His name and according to His character to serve others?

If we desire His Grace but we only love those who love us then there is no Grace because it is clear we do not really believe in Him.

If we do not Repent of our Covetous Practices and are not diligently gathering together in Free Assemblies of Love for all to provide for one another in Charity according to the Perfect law of liberty then we have nothing according to Paul. According to Luke 6:32 if we only love those who love us there is no "Grace". Christ also said if you do not Forgive neither will the Father forgive you.[8]

It is not enough to hate the deeds of the workers of iniquity, but we must return to Thy first love and thy first work. To break the yoke we need to return to the ways of righteousness spoken of in Isaiah 58 which are the ways of Christ and the early Church. And His yoke is light for it is carried by our love of one another.

Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist and Christ all created Networks of charity to care for the true needy of society without force which is how they were able to help set people free. Do you gather with His Church to attend to the Weightier matters as Christ said?

  • Are you gathering in a Network of righteousness?
  • Do you come to love others or just be loved?

Early Christians found themselves in conflict with these systems of social welfare because they made the word of God to none effect. Christians had repented of their covetous nature when they received the Baptism of Christ. They heard and became Doers of the word not hearers only.

Remember Proverbs 12:24, "The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the Slothful shall be under Tribute."

We know that liberty under God is not for the covetous who are Biting one another but it is also not for the slothful. If we are not congregating together in free assemblies bound together in a broad network by faith, hope, and charity alone according to the perfect law of liberty then we are not truly seeking the Kingdom of God nor His righteousness.

Are the Modern Christians being like the Pharisees before them and failing to attend to those same Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors and the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to do so by the Covetous Practices of modern governments.

The Way of Christ was like neither the way of the world nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on benefactors who exercise authority. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ.

The Christian conflict of the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for benefits but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens.

The modern Christians are in need of repentance.


"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.


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Family Challenge

There are a few quotes in Mark 3:30-35 that some interpret as a rift between Jesus and his family.

According to the Talmud, Joseph of Arimathea[10] was the younger brother of Joachim the father of Mary and therefore Jesus' Great uncle.[11] Joseph was one of His disciples.[12] And as one of the richest men in the Roman Empire, he supported the ministry of Christ. He was bold in his support of Jesus. [13] And he believed the kingdom at hand message.[14]

Jesus' cousin was John the Baptist. There is no sign of rejection of Jesus by John in the Bible although he did not know he was the Messiah until he was already in prison. [15]

James was his brother and never gave any sign of rejecting Jesus. He served in Jerusalem, suffering death at the hands of the murderous Pharisees. He was doing his job as minister of the Kingdom of God on earth.

Joses, Simon, and Jude who were also his brothers "according to the flesh"[16] accepted Jesus and worked diligently for the early Church in those days providing guidance through a daily ministration rightly dividing bread from house to house[17] while others who did not follow The Way continued to eat of the Corban of the Pharisees and the free bread of Rome.

Jesus' mother never "rejected" him, but she feared his going to Jerusalem.

The problem with these interpretations of Mark is because people do not understand what the Church was doing and how it was organized. The Church was an appointed Kingdom of God or government of God on earth. It was not like other governments of the world who exercised authority one over the other.

It was a voluntary government that functioned by way of the perfect law of liberty through the exercise of real faith, together with the hope of salvation through the charity living in the hearts and minds of other Christians in a broad community network of fellowship.

There were many requirements laid on those who would become his student ministers or disciples. These same restrictions had been laid upon the Levites centuries before, although many did not understand those requirements because of the teachings and sophistry of the Pharisees. His disciples could not own property in their own name, and they would have to give up what they already owned. Like the Levites who could not be a part of the walled camp and were called out as the Church in the Wilderness, if Jesus' disciples — who were called out of the world — were not willing to leave their family, they could not be one of His disciples.[18]

Of course, Jesus was not talking about abandoning our responsibilities to our young children or aging parents, but he encouraged prioritizing the commitment to be ministers of His Church. The commitment to be the ministers of His appointed kingdom included the responsibility of a daily ministration for believers who shared his Eucharist and communion in the network of the early Church all over the Roman Empire.

Christians did not eat at the table of kings or the Imperial Cult of Rome. They did not apply for the Corban of the Pharisees nor of Rome nor of any government that exercises authority one over the other like Modern Christians do. Early Christians knew that what those governments offered as welfare was actually a snare. To covet their benefits would entangle them again in the yoke of bondage and the elements of the world.


King of the Jews

Was Jesus an "eccentric Rabbi" and leader of a small religious group or was he the rightful king of Judea and therefore the faithful of Israel?

The whole story of Jesus is the story of a King being born, being hailed as the Highest son of David, taking the kingdom from an apostate group who sat in the seat of Moses[19] and appointing that kingdom to His Little flock.

Did the Jews accept Jesus as king?

Thousands did accept Him and some Jews reject He who was proclaimed the Highest son of David and some said they had no King but Caesar. To call him Christ is to call him the anointed King, the Messiah. Yes, the Kingdom of God is different from the kingdoms of the world of Pontius Pilate.

Why Doesn't Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?

There are at least four common reasons that Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah besides the obvious reason which the Pharisees displayed.

1. Build the Third Temple (Ezekiel 37:26-28).

The temple was never to be built of dead stone. It was meant to be in you, in your heart and in your mind, in the midst of you.[20]The temple was to be built of "living stones".

2. Gather all Jews back to Israel (Isaiah 43:5-6).

It was to usher in a gathering of the faithful Jews to Israel which is simply the "place where God prevails". The apostles were faithful Jews ad most of the people who were willing to get the Baptism Of Jesus at Pentecost were also Jews. Many of the people who were a part of the lost tribes of Israel also followers of Jesus as the Christ/Messiah. The "seed" would be all the descendants of faith of Abraham who had eyes to see and ears to hear. They will have the character of Christ written in their hearts by God and willing to do those things taught by Jesus and Moses.[21] There was an in gathering in a network of Tens which was commanded by Christ that reached beyond the Roman Empire.

3. An era of peace, and end all hatred, oppression, suffering, and disease. This Nation appointed by the Messiah would be one of peace. (Isaiah 2:4)[22]

Early Christians were a nation of people dedicated to peace. They not only did not covet their neighbor's goods like the Corban of the Pharisees and Rome but they did not raise up arms against those who opposed them. And those who actively persecuted them continued to decline and fall while Christian communities thrived. Eventually, a false Christianity would rise up, persecute Jews and Christians, make war, return to covetous practices and become entangled in the elements of the world and a yoke of bondage.

The knowledge of God and The Way reached all over the world by that network but many reject that knowledge because they do not have eyes to see nor ears to hear.

4. "God will be King over all the world... His Name will be One" (Zechariah 14:9). While the Jews that opposed Jesus as the Messiah claimed they had no King but Caesar, the Jews who accepted Christ said there is another King, one Jesus.[23] Tyrants fell and Christians prospered. If people would repent the power of the world would again diminish and liberty under God would prevail in the world again.


Some will add to this that there needed to be a resurrection of the dead. Of course, there was a resurrection of the dead both spiritually and physically.[24]

Those who became followers of Christ and did what he commanded were literally the new Jews or citizens of Judea. The ministers of His Kingdom worked daily in the temple rightly dividing the bread from house to house. Those who rejected Jesus as the King called themselves Jews but they were not.[25]

"Bishops, presbyters(Elder) and deacons occupy in the church the same positions as those which were occupied by Aaron, his sons, and the Levites in the temple." Jerome, Ep. 146. Both the Levites and the early Church appointed by Christ were "called out" to be a peculiar people who were to serve those who would repent and seek the ways of God.

When Jesus told his disciples "So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple." the word hath meant their property.[26] Luke 14:33

Both the early Church ministers appointed by the Christ and the Levites owned property but they held it in common[27] as join heirs[28] because the ordained ministers of the Church or "called out" and the "called out" of Moses were to belong to God and serve the people who depended on charity rather than force to provide the welfare or Pure Religion of God.
The Legal definition of the Church was also a group of people called out to serve with "corporate elements". They were the corpus of Christ, appointed by Him, for His purposes, and in one accord. That body of ministers holding all things in common were called out and gathered to serve the society in Free Assemblies.


Rome steadily declined in a well populated Europe and Asia. There were may attempts to raise up new Nimrods and Babylon... But many people lived in Peace with no real threat of world domination. After a thousand years, the adversary was unchained. Now the whole world is back in bondage, numbered and serve governments that abort children by the millions to the chagrin of modern Moleck.

Most Modern Christians and Jews violate the Ten Commandments regularly as a matter of policy both their covetous practices and systems of Corban. This and their lack of Pure Religion is why they have returned to the bondage of Egypt. They have coveted the wages of unrighteousness provided by the gods of the world who the covenant with to get benefits at the expense of their neighbor.


Nailed to his cross

It was the handwriting of ordinances by men and gods of the world that was done away with not the law of God. That proclamation nailed to his cross confirmed his kingdom of God was at hand for those who would repent and seek it and his righteousness.
"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;" (Colossians 2:14)

What does Paul mean by this verse?

Paul had been writing the "the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse:"[29] because they had heard of their faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which they had to all the saints, [30]

According to Paul the gospel had been preached in all the world,[31] and faithful servants were ministering to the people.[32] It was for this cause that he hoped they had both understanding[33] and good works.[34] But also talked about them all having been delivered from the darkness and already translated into the kingdom of Jesus Christ.[35]

When he told them they had been translated[36] into the kingdom he was talking about having been removed from the kingdom of darkness.[37]

We see the phrase "power of darkness," in the gospel [38] where Luke talked about the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, [39] who were the government official and the police who came out against Christ and his followers to bring them before the Sanhedrin which was the congress of the day. This was an arrest by government to bring him before that tribunal, that power of darkness and impeach him as an usurper of the throne of Judea.

We see the same metaphor in Acts 26:18 [40] about turning eyes from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan who is the adversary of God. This seems required that God's way be sought to receive forgiveness and inherit through the sanctification by faith.

And again in Ephesians 6:12 we see the metaphor one more time speaking of rulers and powers of darkness.[41]

Paul goes on and talks about the blood of Jesus Christ redeeming them with his own blood. [42] He goes on to say that Jesus was the first born of every creature.[43] The word "creature" is the word for "the act of founding, establishing"[44] It came from a word meaning create or make habitable for a people.[45]

Paul also talks about Christ as the head of the body or corpus of His appointed Church which like the Church in the Wilderness served the people in congregations.[46]

Christ had called new men to come out and serve the kingdom. To be doers of the word and he said he would take the kingdom from them that had it and give to them whom would bear fruit.[47] He would appoint that kingdom to His little flock.[48]

And he did just that with the words of their own mouth.[49] He would then appoint the kingdom to these new called out ministers[50] This new called out body would be the servant government of those congregations of the people who would repent from the alienation of their minds from the ways of God.[51]

What were these wicked works?

The Corban of the pharisees that made the word of God to non effect.

Again Paul speaks of the gospel of the kingdom having been preached to every creature or "institution" and advises that we be not moved away from His gospel.[52]

Paul preached Christ first. It was His Gospel which told us what we must do to obtain Eternal life. Jesus said we must be Doers of the Word. And clearly it was Christ's ordinance that we Keep the Commandments[53]

So, "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances" had nothing to do with the ten laws written by God. It had to do with the heavy burdens placed on the people by law makers who exercised authority one over the other.[54]

Certainly we are saved by grace and not by works but how do we know we truly believe in Jesus except by our works. Is it the truth when we say we love Jesus? Can it be the truth if we are by policy not keeping His commandments?

The truth is most people are subject to more hand written ordinances today than they were at the time of Christ. This is because they have not repented of their sin of covetousness. They still want to rule over one another rather than love one another. They are still greedy for gain and fail to attend to the Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors and the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to do so by the Covetous Practices of modern governments.

The Way of Christ was like neither the way of the world nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on benefactors who exercise authority. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ.

The Christian conflict of the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for benefits but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens.

The modern Christians are in need of repentance.


"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.



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Was Jesus rich?

Many scholars suggest that the family of Jesus was very wealthy. Both Joseph and Mary were descendants from the Royal House ...Cana does not appear to be a poor family's wedding, and there is evidence Jesus knew many rich, as well as influential people.
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Doctrines of Jesus

Doctrines of Jesus Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
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Genealogy of Jesus

... is supposed to exist in the gospels respecting the genealogy of Jesus.}} ...d down to them by the Desposyni, a group of people who were descendants of Jesus' blood relatives.
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Why did Jesus Say

Why did Jesus say the Corban of the Pharisees was making the word of God to none effect? Why did Jesus say Call no man on earth Father? Matthew 23:9 And call...
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Footnotes

  1. John 3:17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
  2. John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
  3. Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
    1 Thessalonians 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
  4. Matthew 7:21 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. 22 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?
    Matthew 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
    Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
    Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
  5. Matthew 7:22 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? Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
  6. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  7. Matthew 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
    Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
    Matthew 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
    Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
    Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
  8. Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
    Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
  9. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  10. Son of Matthat Son of Levi ben Melchi and Esthra / Estha
    Husband of Anna bar Simon, of Arimathea and Alyuba bar Eléazar
    Father of <private> bet Joseph
    Brother of Saint Joachim and Bianca
    Half brother of JoAnna of Arimathea; Heli ben Matat and Gjora
  11. George F. Jowett, "The Drama of the Lost Disciples", (p.18). The "Harlein Manuscripts" (38-59f, 1936) appears to support these claims.
  12. Matthew 27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:
  13. Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
    John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
  14. Luke 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the Kingdom of God.
  15. Luke 7:20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
  16.  Eusebius of Caesarea, Historia Ecclesiae, 1:7:11-14
  17. Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
  18. Luke 14:26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
  19. Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
  20. Ezekiel 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
  21. Isaiah 43:5 Fear not: for I [am] with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; 6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
    8 ¶ Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. 9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
  22. Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
  23. Acts 17:7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, [one] Jesus.
  24. Matthew 27:53 "And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many."
  25. Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
  26. 5224 ~ὑπάρχοντα~ huparchonta \@hoop-ar’-khon-tah\@ neuter plural of present participle active of 5225 as noun; ; v participle AV-goods 7, that (one) has 4, things which (one) possesses 2, substance 1; 14 1) possessions, goods, wealth, property
  27. Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
  28. Romans 8:17 "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together."
  29. Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  30. Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints,
  31. Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:
  32. Colossians 1:7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; 8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
  33. Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
    Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
    Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
    Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
    Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
    1 Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
    2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
  34. Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
    Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
    Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
    1 Timothy 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
    1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
    1 Timothy 5:25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
    1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
    2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
    Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
    Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
    Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
    Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
  35. Colossians 1:9 ¶ For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 ¶ Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
  36. 3179 ~μεθίστημι~ methistemi \@meth-is’-tay-mee\@ or (#1Co 13:2) ~μεθιστάνω~ methistano \@meth-is-tan’-o\@ from 3326 and 2476; ; v AV-remove 2, put out 1, turn away 1, translate 1; 5 1) to transpose, transfer, remove from one place to another
    1a) of change of situation or place
    1b) to remove from the office of a steward
    1c) to depart from life, to die
  37. Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power <exousia> of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
  38. Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
  39. Luke 22:52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
  40. Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
  41. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
  42. Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:
  43. Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
  44. 2937 ~κτίσις~ ktisis \@ktis’-is\@ from 2936; TDNT-3:1000,481; n f AV-creature 11, creation 6, building 1, ordinance 1; 19 1) the act of founding, establishing, building etc
    1a) the act of creating, creation
    1b) creation i.e. thing created
    1c) institution, ordinance
  45. 2936 ~κτίζω~ ktizo \@ktid’-zo\@ probably akin to 2932 (through the idea of proprietor-ship of the manufacturer); v AV-create 12, Creator 1, make 1; 14 1) to make habitable, to people, a place, region, island 1a) to found a city, colony, state 2) to create 2a) of God creating the worlds 2b) to form, shape, i.e. to completely change or transform
  46. Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.
  47. Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
  48. Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
  49. John 19:15 But they cried out, Away with [him], away with [him], crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
  50. Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
  51. Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
  52. Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
  53. : Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
    John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
    John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
    1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
    1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
    1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
    1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
    Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
    Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
  54. Matthew 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
  55. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.


The Author Brother Gregory