Letters From God–Book of 1 John 2:18-29

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My child, be aware that it is the final period of time, in which the affairs of the world are coming to an end. You have heard and know that the antichrist shall come. Even now there are many antichrists and by this you know that it is the last period of time. Know that antichrists are those who either claim to be Christ or who oppose Him and who deny the doctrines of Christ. They deny who He is and that He came in the flesh. They are adversaries of the Christian Church. Sometimes these people become a part of the church outwardly but are not true Christians. They often leave the church because they were not true Christians and thereby prove that they were not Christians at all.

Child, you have been anointed by My Holy Spirit who teaches and guides you into all truth. You know the truth and you know that no lie comes from the truth. Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? Anyone that denies Me and My Son is an antichrist. Let that knowledge of the truth which you have received abide in you and thereby continue in the Son and in Me. I have promised you eternal life. I warn you about those who would lead you away from the truth. You are to remain in close fellowship with My Spirit that He may make you steadfast in the truth. You are to abide in Christ that when He shall appear, you may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. You know that He is righteous and that everyone that does righteousness in born of Him. 1 John 2:18-29
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Abounding In Hope

Romans 15:13-Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
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The God of hope-God is the source of true, ultimate hope. We have hope sometimes for things which do not happen and in these cases we have to look at the source of our hope. What was our hope based on? The hope that God gives is supported and guaranteed by His being all knowing, all powerful, and always present. When our hope comes from God we can count on it. Let us see how God brings about this hope in us.

Through the power of the Holy Ghost-The Holy Spirit is the mediator through which God brings about this hope in us. The hope God gives us comes through the amazing, infallible power of the Holy Spirit.

In believing-We must ask ourselves, “believing in what?” The Holy Spirit is a powerful Teacher. Jesus said that the Spirit of truth would teach us all things, guide us into all truth and bring to our remembrance what He has said unto us. (John 14:26; John 16:13). The Holy Spirit teaches us the word of God and that is what we must believe. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17).

Fill you with all joy and peace-In believing we posses this joy and peace and hope.
1. “Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” (1 Peter 1:7-8).
2. This peace is the peace of God, which passes all understanding, and it shall keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7).
3. This hope is a blessed hope, full of assurance. It is an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast” (Hebrews 6:19).

That you may abound in hope-Believing faith determines the level of joy, peace and hope we have. As our faith increases so will our level of joy, peace, and hope. God can make us to abound and be filled with this hope. Our part in this is to stay in the word of God and look to the Holy Spirit to produce faith in us.

Sent By The Holy Spirit

Acts 13:4-So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
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Sent forth by the Holy Ghost-The Holy Spirit sends members of the body of Christ forth on a mission, to do a service for God and unto others. It is not always those who are called into full time ministry. Sometimes it is a church member that is living close to God and is usable by God. What a blessed event it is to be sent forth by the Holy Spirit.
1. There is the knowledge that God is sending you forth.
2. There may be a consciousness of one’s own inabilities and an uncertainty of what is going to happen.
3. There is an awareness of God’s presence.
4. There often is an awareness of the urgency of what God wants you to do.
5. There is also an understanding that God is in control of all the circumstances surrounding the mission and that success rests in God’s hands.
6. There is an unexplainable experience of the working of God in and through you during the task that cannot truly be explained to others.
7. There is sometimes a miracle or miracles associated with the task.
8. There is rejoicing in the success and blessings that issue from the mission and service.

“I beseech you Brothers and Sisters live close to God, present your body as a living sacrifice unto God which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1). “Yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God” (Romans 6:13). Experience the sending of the Holy Spirit and the blessings thereof. To God be the glory. Amen!

We Have A Place In Heaven

John 14:1-3-Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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Let not your heart be troubled-The disciples were troubled because Jesus had just told them that He was going away and they could not go at that time but that they would follow Him afterwards. They would follow Him after certain necessary things had been completed according to the will and word of God. These included His death, burial, resurrection, ascension, glorification, and His preparing them a place in heaven. We each as brothers and sisters in Christ will follow him as our time comes. Jesus sought to comfort the disciples with these words and when we have had a loved one go home to be with Jesus we should also find great comfort in these words as well.

In my Father’s house are many mansions-Jesus is there in heaven preparing for us a place in our heavenly Father’s house. Those loved ones who have preceded us have taken up residence in their place prepared for them by Jesus.

I will come again-”When he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:9-11). One day “the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Praise God!! He will receive us unto Himself that where He is, we shall be also.

Wandering From The Truth

Mark 12:24-Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

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The context of this scripture is a conversation Jesus was having with the Sadducees about the resurrection of the dead. However we can see the far-reaching reality of these words. The reality of these words covers vast and diverse subjects.

Many people do err-To err means to wander away from the truth and not have a firm grasp of it. Jesus gives two reasons people err in reference to God and His mighty works.

1. You know not the scriptures-These Sadducees had the scriptures. They had read them and studied them. Yet in all of their reading, studying, and discussions they failed to know the true meaning of them. Therefore they did err in their thinking concerning them and they came to wrong conclusions. Many people in our world today are like these Sadducees. This erring leads to a misuse and abuse of the scriptures.

2. You know not the power of God-The Sadducees had a limited concept of the power of God. A lack of knowledge of the scriptures or an unbelief in the scriptures leads to this limited knowledge of the power of God. The scriptures declare the power of God from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation. Jesus said, “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

Rest For The Weary Soul

Matthew 11:28-30-Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls, for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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All ye that labor-Jesus speaks here of those who are seeking to be saved by their works. Many church members, who may not be trying to be saved by their works, are loaded down with their laboring.

And are heavy laden-This speaks of those who have let others load them down with the work of the church. Some work associated with the church is working for the church and not working for the Lord.

Come unto me and I will give you rest-If we come to the Lord, He will give us rest.

Take my yoke upon you-Get out of the yoke that you have placed around your neck and the yoke others have placed around your neck. Get in the yoke of the Lord, in the service of the Lord. Do the work that the Lord gives you to do and follow His will.

Learn of me-It is when we come to Him and take His yoke upon ourselves that we begin to learn of Him. His yoke is not a single yoke but a double yoke for He is in the yoke with us. As we labor in connection with Him we will find that He is meek, gentle, lowly in heart, and mild.

Ye shall find rest unto your souls-As we follow the instructions of Jesus given above we will find rest, free from strain and burden, without worry, fears and distress. With this rest we will also find a happiness.

For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light-The work He asks of us will be easy and the burden He asks us to carry will be light. This is true for He is there with us and helping us as we do the work and “we are laborers together with God” (1 Corinthians 3:9).

Our New Home

Revelation 21:1-2-And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

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A new heaven and a new earth-This new heaven and new earth is going to be as different from the present heaven and earth as our new spiritual body will be different from our earthly body of flesh and blood. I think of the beauty of this present heaven. I stare into the present heaven and behold the variety of colors and the various kinds of clouds and their shapes. I look at the beauty of this earth and everything in it that God created and I can’t imagine how glorious the new heaven and earth will be.

The first heaven and the first earth were passed away-The heaven and earth as we know it today will pass away. “The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10). “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat”? (2 Peter 3:12). There will be no more sea in the new earth.

The holy city, new Jerusalem:

1. Coming down from God out of heaven.

2. Prepared as a bride adorned for her husband-A bride goes to no limits to show off all of her beauty on that wedding day. This holy city New Jerusalem will be the same. God in all His wisdom, knowledge and power will see that this New Jerusalem is perfectly adorned for its occupants.

3. “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

Letters From God–Book of 1 John 2:18-29

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My child, be aware that it is the final period of time, in which the affairs of the world are coming to an end. You have heard and know that the antichrist shall come. Even now there are many antichrists and by this you know that it is the last period of time. Know that antichrists are those who either claim to be Christ or who oppose Him and who deny the doctrines of Christ. They deny who He is and that He came in the flesh. They are adversaries of the Christian Church. Sometimes these people become a part of the church outwardly but are not true Christians. They often leave the church because they were not true Christians and thereby prove that they were not Christians at all.

Child, you have been anointed by My Holy Spirit who teaches and guides you into all truth. You know the truth and you know that no lie comes from the truth. Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? Anyone that denies Me and My Son is an antichrist. Let that knowledge of the truth which you have received abide in you and thereby continue in the Son and in Me. I have promised you eternal life. I warn you about those who would lead you away from the truth. You are to remain in close fellowship with My Spirit that He may make you steadfast in the truth. You are to abide in Christ that when He shall appear, you may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. You know that He is righteous and that everyone that does righteousness is born of Him. 1 John 2:18-29
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Keep Yourself In The Love Of God

Jude 1:21-Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

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Keep yourselves in the love of God-It is our responsibility to remain in the love of God. Obedience is the key to remaining in the love of God: “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” (John 15:10). To remain in the love of God is to stay in a close relationship with Him where we can receive all the blessings He desires to bestow on us.

Looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life-We are to ever be looking and expecting the coming of the Lord and our entrance into the full reality of eternal life. It is promised many, many times in scripture that He is coming again. He said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3). What an unimaginable joy will be ours when we hear these words: “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 25:34), and see Jesus and our heavenly Father in all their glory. What a joy will be ours when we behold the glorious holy city, the New Jerusalem and our mansion that has been prepared for us. What a joy it will be to see all our loved ones who are with the Lord already.

We Are Overcomers

1 John 4:4-Ye are of God, little children, and ha888ve overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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You are of God-This speaks of our spiritual origin. We have been born again, born of the Spirit of God (John 3:3-5). “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6). We have been born of the flesh and therefore we are flesh. However unlike the non-Christians we have also been born of the Spirit and are spirit.

You have overcome them-”Them” is a reference to previous verses and refers to false prophets and the spirit of antichrist. We have and continue to overcome them because we have the truth, and the word of God.

Because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world-We are not only of God and have the truth and the word of God, but we have the Holy Spirit of God dwelling within us. The Holy Spirit is greater than the devil that is in the world. Yes, the devil is in the world. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). The devil works in many ways to devour people and the non-Christian is vulnerable to the devil’s ways. We on the other hand, as Christians have the greater one dwelling in us to help us overcome anything that the devil might send our way. We do however have to be mentally alert and watchful for the devil is our adversary, opposing us and trying to overcome us. But the victory is ours if we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh.

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