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Philippians 3:7-8 ** But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.

The apostle Paul wrote this message while confined in chains at Rome during his first imprisonment. Without caring about his own needs in jail, he reached out with passionate love to the Church of God established in Philippi. With complete confidence in God Almighty, nothing could restrain the trust and prayers to complete the work of God who receives all the glory and praise. In chapter 1:9-11, Paul wrote for the church to abound more and more in the knowledge and depth of discernment (insight), so that they can determine what is best to be pure and without blame for the soon coming Day of the Messiah. With the strength and all power inherited by the Messiah who shares with believers the vision to recognize and cast away the old pagan ways as well as the old harsh unbiblical yokes imposed by the teachers of the old covenant. Both are influenced by Satan and are unacceptable to our God. The acceptable fruit of righteousness must come through Y’shua, Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.

Jude 4-6 ** For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago where marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, HE has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

The angels called sons of God, left their own abode and cohabitated with beautiful descendents of Adam (Genesis 6:1-5). In great sadness, the Lord decided to flood the earth with water and destroy all HE had made. After the flood, the fallen angels were chained so they could no longer cohabitate with women. In this very day, these fallen angels (called demons), cohabitate mankind.  These are the certain men Jude reminded us that have crept in unnoticed to disrupt the churches into diverting the churches into a corrupted Gospel of our Creator God. Few Christian Churches continue to preach the entire words of the Bible and follow the correct rules and commandments. These commandments include the Ten Commandments as well as the everlasting ordinances of the entire Bible which is the constitution of this corrupted world. The Hebrew word ‘olam’ denotes eternity, perpetuity and without end. Satan and his fallen angels continue to corrupt the living word of God and occupy mankind’s time so they never read or study the wonderful words of life to find the narrow road into the ‘olam Kingdom’.

Jude 21-23 ** Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction, but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

Without turning our hearts and minds to God who searches each heart, we have no opportunity to enter into the soon coming eternal ‘olam Kingdom’. God in HIS grace has the power and influence to keep us in his love. However, this evil world keeps bombarding us with trials and temptations which demand our sinful nature to be a servant of Satan and his demons.  They constantly drag us back to the wicked old ways. These old ways are likely just as corrupt as even before the flood. Our God provides all we need to resist these forces, but we must take the responsibility to take advantage to the spiritual resources HE puts at our disposal.

In Philippians 1:13, Paul reminds us he is in chains for Christ. Most prisoners can attest to the fact they have wickedly faltered before being placed in chains as the Apostle Paul. Yet, in the prison ministry of many servants, the teaching and preaching has turned many lost souls to serve in chains for Christ. Many previous lost souls have become dedicated and more enthusiastically in the study of all the Holy Bible and teaching their brethren what they have learned. Our Lord has turned HIS disobedient children into true shepherds of the faith which few of the churches in this evil world possess. The Lord has turned many in chains so they may be pure and blameless until the soon coming day of Christ.

Isaiah 66:1 ** .Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is MY throne. And earth is MY footstool. Where is the house that you will build ME? And where is the place of MY rest? ** Open your hearts today even if in chains so you may help build the house (temple, church) of the Lord. Open your hearts and set an example as Christ in immersion of water, faith, obedience and repentance to receive a great reward of olam, forever and ever!