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James 4:2-3: NKJV: You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

 

Amiss denotes heresy by greed and coveting which is denial of the truth of the tenth law of our Supreme God (Exodus 20:17). Most people in this evil world are also amiss with their freewill mind demanding more by using scripture such as Luke 11:10: For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. * The underlying words of Christ is the Father will give to His faithful children what they ask if it is for benefit of His will or His purpose. When we seek things of the world it is selfish prayer and masquerades against the teaching of Torah, the law of God which is disrespectful and disobedient. This is explained by the Prophet Isaiah.

 

Isaiah 1:15:17: When you spread out your hands, I will hide MY eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil before MY eyes. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good  ** We learn to do good when we plead with our Lord in repentance further explained in verse 18: Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. ** This evil age of the devil is red like crimson in blood because it is an adversary to our Creator. Mankind loves and worships the Devil in a subtle way.

 

James 4:4: Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God? ** Friend here is translated in Greek as philia, 5373, found only in James 4:4. It is a variant of philos, 5384. Philia is correctly translated as enmity or enemy of God. Therefore, this makes the devil our idol and friend who we join as the adversary against God.  Listen to the true words of Christ who fervently wants our friendship.

 

John 15:14: You are MY friends if you do whatever I command you. ** When you plead with the Lord in repentance and follow HIS command you sprout and grow as a true friend to become worthy of His soon coming Kingdom. The Talmud, the Jewish instruction of tradition reports the following truth in Yoma 9: b: Why was the Second Sanctuary destroyed, seeing that in its time they occupied themselves with studying Torah, obeying mitzvot (commands of God) and practicing charity (love)? Because in it prevailed hatred without a cause. ** John 15:23: He who hates me hates my father also. ** 1 John 2:22: Who is a liar, but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. ** A true friend of all nations adopted into the family of God has the hope to become sons of God and His sprouting family.  This hope sprouts and grows with the faith and knowledge in the power of the Holy Spirit to help you after immersion and lay on of hands.

 

Galatians 3:27-29: For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

** The promise is for eternity. Romans speaks well of these promises as sons of God.

 

Romans 8:14-17: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba, Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs---heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with HIM, that we may also be glorified together.

 

 The Spirit of God gives believers the necessary power to overcome this evil world by complete obedience to Torah, the law of God as commanded in Exodus, chapter 20, Deuteronomy, chapter 5 and Leviticus, chapter 23. When we grow strong with the Helper, the Holy Spirit, we can achieve at death, the crown of righteousness for eternal life in the soon coming Kingdom of God. However, we need strong power from above in assurance for victory, no matter what sufferings, discouragements and doubt along the narrow road surrounded by the poison of vipers.

 

The many students of John the Baptist kept all the mitzvot (commands). Yet, they did not receive the necessary full power of the Spirit until Messiah; Yeshua Christ Jesus received it from above. **Acts 19:4-7: Then Paul said: John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him that is on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, and when Paul had laid hands on them the Holy Spirit come upon them… ** John symbolically baptized as most teachers symbolically baptize to this day, but have no authority or Spirit from God but only the spirit of the god of this evil world, the devil. John also was baptized after Christ in John 3:11: Now John also was baptized in Ae’non…

 

Now our living God of one is the only narrow way. All the other wide roads of this wicked world are a dead end!  Be blessed until we meet again!

 

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