HUMAN BEING RECALL Notice!
The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured,
regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary
and central component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units’ code
names Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same
defect in all subsequent units.
This defect has been technically termed “Sub-sequential Internal
Non-Morality” or as it is more commonly known and primarily
Some other symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
The Manufacturer, Who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect,
is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to
correct this SIN defect.
The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to
bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs.
There is no additional fee required!
The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the
REPENTANCE procedure. Next , download ATONEMENT from
the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.
No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
9. Self control
Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers’
Instruction Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of
Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction,
voids any Manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers
and problems too numerous to list and, will result in the human
unit being permanently impounded.
For free emergency service, call on Jesus.
The human being units NOT responding to this recall action will
have to be scrapped in the furnace.
The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter The Maker’s facility,
Heaven, so as to prevent contamination of that facility.
Thank you for your PROMPT attention!,
Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important
In 1 John 4:8 we find, “The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]
John 8:42-43 Amplified Bible “42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father [but He is not], you would love and recognize Me, for I came from God [out of His very presence] and have arrived here. For I have not even come on My own initiative [as self-appointed], but He [is the One who] sent Me. 43 Why do you misunderstand what I am saying? It is because [your spiritual ears are deaf and] you are unable to hear [the truth of] my word.”
I asked the Holy Spirit one time to give me a clear understanding of LOVE, The Holy Spirit said this to me. “Love is the highest good for the other person, regardless of your own personal cost.” And in the Amplified Bible there are 545 listings on what love means. Out of Love comes Obedience. Jesus taught in John 14:15, “If you [really] love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments.” In John 15:10, “If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.” And in John 14:21, “The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him [I will make Myself real to him].” Do you really know the commandments of Jesus?
And Obedience is a very difficult word for us but is used 197 times in the Amplified Bible. In Hebrews 5:8-9 we find the words: “Although He was a Son [who had never been disobedient to the Father], He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect [uniquely equipped and prepared as Savior and retaining His integrity amid opposition], He became the source of eternal salvation [an eternal inheritance] to all those who obey Him,” Even more intrusive we find in Heb.13:17 the words, “Obey your [spiritual] leaders and submit to them [recognizing their authority over you], for they are keeping watch over your souls and continually guarding your spiritual welfare as those who will give an account [of their stewardship of you]. Let them do this with joy and not with grief and groans, for this would be of no benefit to you.
It then is up to us to find someone who can help you grow spiritually and ask them to assume a healthy and knowledgeable spiritual covering to help us to keep from making spiritual mistakes which can be very painful and often deadly. A Biblical Elder then is given of God then for our protection. I do try to have humility to listen to my many spiritual friends and brother elders but so far have not found a ministry center where I feel comfortable. And at my age it is difficult to get away from home. So here is a short list of what to watch for concerning evil advice. Eph.4:14 of 11-16. 1. seems detached from reality. 2. Biblical facts not in context. 3. Selective truth. 4. Lack of humility or remorse. 5. Avoids responsibility. 6. Superficial friendships. 7. Steals your time. 8. Double Life (hypocrisy). 9. Controlling. 10. High Self Esteem. Jesus teaches us to stay away from such friendships in Matt.18:15-17 (17. If he (they) pays no attention to them [refusing to listen and obey], tell it to the [a] church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile (unbeliever) and a tax collector. Matt. 10:33-35, “But the one who denies and rejects Me before men, that one I will also deny and reject before My Father who is in heaven. 34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace on the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword [of division between belief and unbelief]. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.” 1 Peter 3 is a wonderful chapter on how we are to relate to Godly authority for our protection. Children to parents, mother’s to fathers, fathers to Elders, Elders to the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit to Jesus and Jesus to the Almighty.
So out of saturating ourselves in God’s Love we then become very obedient in finding and obeying
HIS commandments and out of our true obedience will then begin the flow of God’s supernatural power to fix us and to help others find Jesus and be fixed as well. John 14:11-13. “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe [Me] because of the [very] works themselves [which you have witnessed]. 12 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Lord (master) & Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in My name [ [a] as My representative], this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified and celebrated in the Son. So we seriously need to dump all the “Vain (Prideful) traditions” that are not supported by Holy Scripture and butcher the religious sacred cows and get on with helping the Holy Spirit build a Jesus Church as per the example in the Book of Acts & New Testament.
First off our concept of the church being a building or a denomination is false. There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD and all who decide to Love, Honor and Obey Christ Jesus as Lord or Eternal Members. Jesus was very clear concerning God’s Truth and Obedience through Faith.
The word translated “church” in the English Bible is ekklesia. This word is the Greek words kaleo (to call), with the prefix ek (out). Thus, the word means “the called out ones.” So those who go to a certain building often calling the building, church. and often even, “Their Church.” Actually the Early Church met in homes, Col. 4:15, Acts 13:1 We seem to have changed from the forum of a house church to a theater style of gathering in order to be more comfortable. And we have used the gifts and offering for buildings and wages rather than for evangelism and helping the poor. https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2008/how-to-start-house-church.html
However, in the New Testament the times mentioned that CHURCH was the people meeting at someone’s home. If too crowded then the gathering would split and use two homes but no where in the New Testament was a building built or a minister paid wages. Collections of gift and offering were directed towards evangelism and helping the poor. Tithing is not mentioned in the New Testament as all. As followers of Jesus became subject to the Holy Spirit they made JESUS LORD of all. And everyone had an open door to attend any of the house church gatherings as guided by the Holy Spirit. There was not a “Local Church” membership. The new Christian was to be like the wind of the Holy Spirit and to go where they found the best spiritual food for their need at the time. Like food you seek is what your body needs. There were larger gatherings for Apostolic, Prophetical and Evangelical gatherings which were attended by all of the house churches and guests.
In the Early Church there was the gifting of the fruit, gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit. The Early Church was very focused on new converts being water baptized as a witness of their death to this world and the resurrection of Christ Jesus in their life. Then concerned for the filling or baptizing in the Holy Spirit for power to do the work needed for the Kingdom of God. For 13 years I experienced a kind of a permissive membership and even taught against the power of God. Many are brought up in a religious club membership by only making Jesus Savior with little or no change in their lives. I was taught that the Book of Acts was a special history for the beginning of the Church and that with the death of the Apostles and the gathering of the Holy Bible that power was no longer available. It sounded OK at the time, but then many of the saints were sick a lot and some died early. In Gen 6:3, 120 healthy years was granted by God.. So I sort of wondered about that for a long time? But both Abraham and Moses were good examples of obedience for health and longevity. But seems we are subject to an obedience factor as to our life expectancy. Proverbs 18:21 Plus. Thess.
So the LORD’S Church gathered in homes and Paul carefully lays out what a New Testament gathering should be like in 1 Cor.14:26-40. And in Acts 2:41-43 it gives us what the Holy Spirit was up to in the beginning of the building of the Church (or Body) of Christ Jesus. So the Early church in the morning would go to the Temple or Synagogue to evangelize and to share about Jesus and invite, those interested in hearing more, to a “House Church” gathering for the sharing about what Jesus was doing at a time of testimony, then a teaching time and a good loving meal. Then the meeting might take a break and the believers would then come together for the “LORD’S Supper, General prayers and personal prayers and then the Powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit to heal and set free with the Elders including many signs and wonders. But our vain traditions have robbed us of this experience in making the Word of God, ineffective.
The house church had a pastor and/or teacher with apostles, prophet and evangelists being used by the Holy Spirit in mobile ministries. In a local area the deacons and elders would come together for a weekly gathering to keep the unity of the faith in the bond of peace and perhaps yearly a larger area would gather all of the Elders together for a conference of unity. But the Elders, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit were to guide the Church of Christ Jesus in a consensual unity that Jesus prayed for in John 17:20-26. The Church was never guided by a majority vote and there were no individual church memberships or denominations. There was only ONE church of Christ Jesus in the unity of the faith and the bond of peace as in Eph.4:11-16.
Jesus was/is a perfect balance of Love, Obedience and Power. Jesus was never permissive, sanctimonious or prideful in sharing God’s Power. Before HE left earth HE taught us that we could be like HIM. He said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as LORD] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12, 1 John 4:17. So why is this not happening today? Because we are not following God’s Truth as given by Jesus and HIS Apostles for us to follow. We have grown up following some of the vain (prideful ego centered) traditions of men and we have been badly trained. Church was meant to be a family gathering in unity (1 Cor.14:26-40) where the pastor knows the flock and the flock really knows their shepherd. It is to be a family for finding and training disciples who are called of the Holy Spirit to be members and leaders in the Jesus Church. But we find ourselves in a Religious Theater where all is usually set out in a printed bulletin leaving the Holy Spirit very little , if any, room for the wind of the Spirit as in John 3:8. I enjoyed a service one time where Robert Fitts Jr. was leading worship and began to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit like a Holy Rain and even started crying as God’s loving presence was so close. And then a ministers stood up and said well folks it is time for the offering, announcements and message. A cry went up in me!!! “Thou shalt not eclipse the Glory of thy God,” and it was like thunder… I believe it was the Holy Spirit. With a Saturday evening gathering with an agape meal the Early Church would have the whole evening and stay as long as they wanted to. With a Sunday morning gathering we are mostly looking at our watches wanting to go to lunch. We need to go back to the Saturday evening time of gathering so that there is no concern as to the time. Where we can stay or leave at any time. Often as a hippie minister it would be about midnight before a meeting would close in the Holy Spirit. And a few went on to about 3 in the morning with the Holy Spirit moving in power.
It is not like we need to tear anything down but we do need to make some serious changes in direction. This paper is a compressed work sheet and incomplete. So I am looking for corrections to become more guided by scripture and the Holy Spirit as we come together in John 17:20-26.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
And all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are Eternal Members.
There is a small word “IF” that is mostly overlooked when reading or studying the Bible. But it is a profound word that reminds us always of having free will. Our Creator God is not interested in creating robots but a family who chooses to love, honor and obey HIM out of love and understanding in humility. In Rom. 8:13-14. Apostle Paul shares with us: “ For ”IF”you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But “IF”[you are living] by the power of the Holy Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live forever. 14 For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are children of God.” For me it would seem that free will is very active here ?
According to Holy Scripture we were created with an eternal soul but in a temporary body so the question is really, Will we qualify for a new eternal body when we stand before Jesus at the time of judgment? As without a body, a soul is in complete and absolute darkness, Jude 13
One time I took a long vacation with my family. An RV dealer asked me to pick up an RV in Southbend and bring it to Portland and enjoy a good vacation. So went up to Woodstock to see some good friend, then to New York to meet some other friend then to Kentucky where I was born and to New Orleans and Los Angeles and then up to Portland. My constant buddy was a Road Map. As with a brand new 27 foot RV, I did not want to miss a turn and have to back up for anything.
So in life we have roads going in all directions and God’s Prophets have been sent to help show us the way home. So we need to learn to have faith in HIS road map and with a commitment to head for our creator as our LORD (boss, master, creator.) Jesus told us, salvation is a process in Matt. 24:13-14, “Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures and bears up [under suffering] to the end will be saved. 14 This good news of the kingdom [the gospel] will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end [of the age] will come. It does appear we are close to the “End of this Age.” So are we really ready for the jump to light speed? Matt.25.
Basics, Starting Point:
1. With deep faith our Creator God seeks us to accept HIS salvation provided in Christ Jesus and to make HIM our LORD so that HE also become our savior, Isa. 53, Rom.10:9-10
2. As a public witness of your commitment to also be baptized in water showing your willingness to die to this world in expectation of an eternal resurrection in the next.
3. To seek the Heavenly Father for the empowering of the Holy Spirit so as to effectively be able to follow Jesus in Love, Holiness & Power. Luke 11:13, Acts 8:14-15, Acts 19:2,
Jesus came to save, seal and empower as LORD, “IF” we will invite HIM and allow HIM to do so in our lives? Please take time to look up the verses as your eternal life depends upon God’s Truth.
As per Jesus in John 17 and Paul in 1 Cor 12, we learn to come into unity like the body we live in. If a cell in our body goes rogue in doing it’s own thing, we call it cancer and try to kill it. The Early Church did just that (Matt. 18:15-18) but we tend to be more loving and permissive so we let the cancer stay even if we find the cancer growing. Therefore there are very few who experience Matt. 18:18-20 and find themselves in 2 Tim.3:5 and what we call church today is nearly powerless.
The Early church on Saturday mornings would go where people gathered to evangelize and invite those they felt were interested and perhaps God’s Elect to an evening HouseChurch gathering. Large gatherings were good for Apostles, Prophets and Evangelist ministries to share the vision, truth and invitation. But the HouseChurch was the power house for making disciples if with a good shepherd and/or teacher. So for a New Testament Church to be effective both opportunities need to be in action, Eph.4:11-16.
Also there is only eternal membership of the ONE Church of Christ Jesus that is effective. That is composed of those who Love, Honor and Obey Jesus as LORD. All local memberships or denominations (John 17) tend to cause division and box the members in who were created to be like the wind, John 3:8., 1 John 4:17. A Jesus Church is to be ruled by the Elders who are guided by the Holy Spirit in consensual unity, Acts 15. If there is a lack of unity then a time for prayer and loving discussion is needed. There is no direction in the New Testament for the building of buildings for ministry. And there is no support for Old Testament tithing as God has called Christians to lay all that they have and all that they are before Christ Jesus as LORD. And for the Holy Spirit to guide each as to what to do with what they have without limitations or the letter of the law. We only get to keep what we send ahead in of our love for Christ Jesus as our LORD.
The theater style of gathering works well for Apostolic, Prophetical and Evangelist gatherings but is a total failure for the House Church of 1 Cor. 14:26-40. This gathering need to take the shape of a forum or round table where everyone has freedom to participate and be affirmed if they have a ministry in the Holy Spirit. First should come the fruit of the Holy Spirit, then the gifts of the Holy Spirit and then the Ministries of the Holy Spirit and all this needs to be active and open to all so that the Holy Spirit can perfect the saints, Eph.4:11-16. It is a forum and not to be a theater. This is very important to consider and we have many who are called into the ministry of the LORD polishing pews on Sunday mornings all boxed in and watching their watch every 5 minutes looking for lunch. The Early Church was so exciting that it might go on until 3 in the morning. We are told what they did in Acts 2:37-47, basically they went through the tabernacle of Moses in 7 steps. 1. the witness and testimony of Jesus. 2. The Truth of God. 3. An Agape fellowship meal. 4. The Lord’s Supper. 5. General Prayers, 6.Individual Prayers, 7. Supernatural Ministry. Not that this is a law but area’s of need and concern for the Holy Sprite to direct in the building of HIS Church. As people don’t read very much any more this it is mostly a summery for further study if interested in seeing an Acts 5:16 church come alive again. Our vain traditions have placed most of us in 2 Tim. 3:5.
On our web site: www.OhanaChurch.Life at the bottom of the homepage find “Worth Considering” If you click on that link our files will open to a very nice search engine that may be helpful.
Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<><
And all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are Eternal Members.
IN CONSIDERING, JOHN 3:8, we are told to become like the wind of the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus but most find themselves directed to the comfort zones of boxes of vain traditions in religious divisions called denominations all proclaiming that they are the CHURCH of Christ Jesus. Yet in few to none of them do we find an active Acts 5:16 ministry as started by the Holy Spirit or the experience of Mark 16.26 that our LORD Jesus told us to expect.. So today in replacement of the wind of the Holy Spirit, which can not be boxed, we find so many “Sacred Cows” or as Jesus called them “Vain (Prideful) traditions which have made the “Word of God” ineffective. (Mark 7:13, Matt.15:6) So seems the Holy Spirit has me presently working on these issues. And how do we return to being the Real Church of Christ Jesus in Love, Holiness & Power?
Sunday Morning Church: (Sacred Cow) We come together to sing, pray, listen and pay and it is called “Church” And we even call it the New Testament Sabbath? As for the Sabbath, the Sabbath was made for man to learn to walk in the Holy SPIRIT of God. As per Heb.4:1-14 and Rom.14:4-6. the Jews never came to know the meaning of the Sabbath and never kept it. As Jesus is the LORD of the Sabbath I should only seek to follow His example and do what the Holy Spirit wants me to do 24/7 including the Sabbath. So if the Holy Spirit wants me to take a day off to rest, I should do it and not wait for the Sabbath. Though Jesus kept the Sabbath according to Moses so as to not violate the “LAW” He also came to us free from the LAW of Sin & Death. Jesus was always in trouble with the Jews for not keeping their Sabbath traditions. One of the main factors that caused HIM to be murdered. Of course HE came to set us all free from the “LAW” of sin and death as the letter of the law kills, it is the Spirit that gives life,
John 3:8. Jesus came to help us become Wind Walkers like HIM. You can not put a wind in a box. We are taught of Jesus that GOD’S TRUTH would set us free. But there is little to no freedom in a box. The example of a New Testament Church in 1 Cor.14:26-33 Can not be done in a box? Look it up, Paul taught us how to be CHURCH. Most of our experiences today are so full of vain traditions that they make the Word of God, ineffective, 2 Tim.3:5, Romans 15:5-6
The Early Church met on what was their 1st day of the week which was Saturday evening at sunset as it was the only free night of their 6 day work week of 12 hr. work days. So the Early Church members would go to the Temple on Sat. morning to evangelize about Jesus and encourage folks to come and experience a House Church gathering as they found those seeking more of God’s light. There is about 11 such gatherings mentioned in our New Testament and it was mostly the Church of Jesus at someone’s home. I have not found any place that Jesus commanded HIS Church to specifically keep the Sabbath. Also the same for tithing or building buildings, paying ministers or even a church membership. Church membership only causes division and boxes the saints into a division of which Jesus prayed against in John 17:20-26. Jesus told us that divisions could cancel the Power of God so we need to return to only seeking and confirming HIS Truth. His Power can only certify HIS Loving Holiness in only HIS Truth. When we try to get HIS Power to certify our vain traditions for our own glory in place of HIS it come to nothing but words. Insanity has a definition of doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. We do this every Sunday morning all over the world and are told by the Elders that being powerless is OK in a whole lot of ways and with many excuses.
If you are really interested in this subject let me direct you to a book the LORD had me write over 20 years ago, “Keys To The Kingdom” A free read: www.OhanaChurch.Life and to the homepage go to the links at the bottom and click onto, “Keys To The Kingdom” hope you enjoy.Basically I am still on track with the Book now at 90 but would like to do some minor changing and editing.
So God’s Truth Is:
There is but ONE CHURCH of Christ Jesus as LORD on planet earth and all divisions are a product of “Vain (Prideful) Traditions and minor kingdom building for the glory of man. Read John 17 over again, find me one place in this beautiful prayer that allows for a division over anything. The Early Church Elders taught, “In essentials, UNITY; In all else LOVE… If we are mature in LOVE we will have a respect for God’s Truth and can discuss a point of difference until both sides find the Loving Unity in God’s Truth regardless of where the Scriptures take us. WE need to be about God’s Loving Truth in Unity if we want to enjoy HIS Power. John 17:20-26
“I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message, 21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me. 22 I have given to them the glory (power) and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me [as Your gift to Me], may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 “O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has never acknowledged You [and the revelation of Your mercy], yet I have always known You; and these [believers] know [without any doubt] that You sent Me; 26 and I have made Your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them [overwhelming their heart], and I [may be] in them.”
So in my little book, “Keys To The Kingdom” I hope you come to understand what the True Church of Christ Jesus is supposed to look and be like and get the vision for it and if you can not find a gathering in which to enjoy the wind of the Holy Spirit, start one. There are so many Vain (Prideful) traditions (Sacred Cows) that need to be slaughtered. God will only confirm HIS TRUTH with HIS POWER, No power, there are vain traditions: 2 Tim.3:5. As for me, after all of these years of playing church I want to find and enjoy the real one. Without HIS Power how can the world really know that HE came or sent us? John 17:20-26, Mark 16.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
And all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are Eternal Members.
OUR CREATOR GOD, wants to teach us how to walk in faith.
In a film I remember the lines of a Senator saying, “The Truth is what I say it is.” Of course he was the bad guy in the flick and was lying and in the end, reaped what he sowed.
I am reminded of a testimony that a man, don’t remember his name but let’s call him George, shared with me in about 1965. I was attending an old time “brush harbor camp meeting” for the weekend with my family. I was curious about healing, so I asks this George, who seemed spiritual about it. He told me that he use to have rheumatoid arthritis so bad that only the comfortable thing he could do was to drive. Gas was then very inexpensive and he spent a lot of time just driving as the vibration made his condition less painful. And as a Christian, George would stop from time to time and read his Bible. One day in reading James he came across the verse that says: “If there be any sick among you, let them call for the Elders, Let them be anointed with oil and the prayer of faith shall heal the sick.” George thought to himself, I have never done that. So he went from church to church, hobbling up to the pastor/elder and asking for the anointing and prayer. But all he got way unbelief & rejection until one day on the wrong side of the tracks in Texas he saw a Mission sign on a very small home in the wrong side of the road. So he stopped and hobble up to the door and ask the young man for his elder. The young man said, I am the only one here so guess that’s me?
Then he explained and quoted the scripture and ask him for an anointing and prayer. The young man said the Bible is always right but I have never done this before and I don’t know anything about the oil. So George said, got Wesson Oil, the young man said sure. So George said. “ Only says oil not what kind, can we use that.” The young elder was so nervous that he nearly poured the whole bottle on George and prayed for him so all done according to the Word of God. but nothing happened.. But George felt that he had done what he was ask to do and that he was healed as in Heb.11. So he went home confessing to everyone that he had been healed, his family was about to have him locked up. But about the 3rd night home as dressing for dinner in his shorts in front of the mirror over the Chester Drawers George told me that he felt like lightening landed on his head and went through him to his feet and as it lifted he could hear his bones cracking and his feet went down flat to the floor and his hands became normal. And he showed me his hands and all looked really good to me. Then he ask me to promise that I would not tell anyone as his family church did not believe in such things. Is this story true, and I believe it is, we may be missing out on a lot of what God wants and can do through Christ Jesus as our Lord.
Lately I have been going through some congestion and pain due to pancreatitis & gall stones. And the Holy Spirit started sharing with me this morning that my confession needs to line up with the Word of God with a loving heart of faith if I really want God’s help and HIS freedom. Instead of trying to be, what I feel is honest. I really need to start confessing what God says in the Word of God is the Truth as God shares it and not what I feel about it. So let’s look at what Jesus taught us. (But some prayer on your part, would be most helpful.)
Matt 17:19-20: “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why could we not drive it out?” (A demon ) 20 He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, [a] if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Jesus used this moment to emphasize to the disciples that a person’s confident, abiding faith combined with God’s power can produce absolutely amazing results, if the request is in harmony with God’s will. God is fully capable of doing that which man regards as impossible. ( Rom.8:37, Matt.16:24, 21:21, 25:21.)
Phil. 4:12, “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
Mark 6:5, “And He could not do a miracle there at all [because of their unbelief] except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed.”
Matt. 8:9-11, “For I also am a man subject to authority [of a higher rank], with soldiers subject to me; and I say to one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those who were following Him, “I tell you truthfully, I have not found such great faith [as this] with anyone in Israel. 11 I say to you that many [Gentiles] will come from east and west, and will sit down [to feast at the table, and enjoy God’s promises] with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven [because they accepted Me as Lord & Savior],”
Heb. 11:1-6, “Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. 2 For by this [kind of] faith the [a]men of old gained [divine] approval. 3 By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which it was testified of him that he was righteous (upright, in right standing with God), and God testified by accepting his gifts. And though he died, yet through [this act of] faith he still speaks. 5 By faith [that pleased God] Enoch was caught up and taken to heaven so that he would not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found because God had taken him; for even before he was taken [to heaven], he received the testimony [still on record] that he had walked with God and pleased Him. 6 But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.
2 Tim 1:7, “ For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].“ (Fear is Faith going backwards.)
Almost 600 scriptures in the Holy Bible, it would seem that God really want’s us to learn about faith.
Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things the Lord hates; Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him: A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that creates wicked plans, Feet that run swiftly to evil, A false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths], And one who spreads discord (rumors) among brothers.
UNITY FACTOR: John 17:22 I have given to them the glory (POWER) and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me [as Your gift to Me], may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: Galatians 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness, (generosity, gentleness) faith, Meekness (modesty), temperance (self control, chastity): against such there is no law. A mature Christian will become like Jesus. “ In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: 1 Corinthians 12: 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
MINISTRIES OF THE SPIRIT: “ Now there are [distinctive] varieties of spiritual gifts [special abilities given by the grace and extraordinary power of the Holy Spirit operating in believers], but it is the same Spirit [who grants them and empowers believers]. 5 And there are [distinctive] varieties of ministries and service, but it is the same Lord [who is served]. 6 And there are [distinctive] ways of working [to accomplish things], but it is the same God who produces all things in all believers [inspiring, energizing, and empowering them].” 1 Cor.12:4-6.
DEACONS & ELDERS. Rom.12:1-13
[a] Therefore I urge you, [b] brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [c]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. 3 For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service]. 4 For just as in one [physical] body we have many parts, and these parts do not all have the same function or special use, 5 so we, who are many, are [nevertheless just] one body in Christ, and individually [we are] parts one of another [mutually dependent on each other]. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; 7 if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; 8 or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, [d] with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness. 9 Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor; 11 never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord; 12 constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength], 13 contributing to the needs of God’s people, pursuing [the practice of] hospitality.
DEACONS: “ Now about this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, a complaint was made by the [a]Hellenists (Greek-speaking Jews) against the [[b] native] Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 So the [c] Twelve called the disciples together and said, “It is not appropriate for us to neglect [teaching] the word of God in order to serve tables and manage the distribution of food. 3 Therefore, brothers, choose from among you seven men with good reputations [men of godly character and moral integrity], full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. 4 But we will [continue to] devote ourselves [steadfastly] to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5 The suggestion pleased the whole congregation; and they selected [d] Stephen, a man full of faith [in Christ Jesus], and [filled with and led by] the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas (Nikolaos), a proselyte (Gentile convert) from Antioch. 6 They brought these men before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them [to dedicate and commission them for this service]. 7 And the message of God kept on growing and spreading, and the number of disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem; and a large number of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith [accepting Jesus as Messiah and acknowledging Him as the Source of eternal salvation].” Acts.6:1-7.
ELDERS: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying (building) of itself in love. Eph.4:11-16.
So out of Love & Holiness in God’s Truth comes Ministry & Power to do the will of God on earth.
There are hundreds of Book on understanding the Holy Spirit, but I was asked to teach on this subject. I am not sure what I share here will give you any more light on the subject but here goes.
First of all God the Father, God the Word (now Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit are one. God is like a family of Father, Son and Mother. And as Jesus went to create a place for HIS Church/Body/Bride/Wife/Rod of Iron, He sent the Holy Spirit to replace HIM. In the Amplified Bible the Holy Spirit is mentioned 176 time, 19 in the O.T. and 157 in the N.T. So starting in the beginning Gen 1:26, Moses quotes God as saying, “Let US make man in OUR make man in our image…” So we are to have a physical family that is like that of God. Of course it was the Word of God speaking to the Father and Holy Spirit. My understanding is that God is somewhat like water being the same H20 but solid, liquid and vapor for different needs. And as for process of making man into being like God, obvious there is a process. God started it out with the Word of God teaching Adam until Adam decided to allow lucifer to teach him and submitted to lucifer. And then it took 4,000 years of world history to start over with a 2nd Adam in Jesus to get it right. And Jesus was the first to graduate into becoming God as per the original vision. And now Jesus is the Word of God returned into heaven to make a home for those who would make HIM Lord and learn to grow up in HIM and become sanctified (set apart) to become like HIM. And Jesus, now the Word of God, sent the Holy Spirit for this purpose on Pentecost to complete the original vision in us. Our Eternal Creator is in the process of creating a family like HIM and we have all be invited, Rev.22.
So let us look at a few Scriptures to confirm all this. First of all Jesus teaches us, “You will be hated by everyone because of [your association with] My name, but the one who [patiently perseveres empowered by the Holy Spirit and] endures to the end, will be saved.” Mark 13:13. So it is not going too be a smooth ride as you decide to go for the Kingdom of God. And that Jesus came to also Baptize us also in the Holy Spirit as HE was, “ John answered them all by saying, “As for me, I baptize you [only] with water; but One who is mightier [more powerful, more noble] than I is coming, and I am not fit to untie the strap of His sandals [even as His slave]. He will baptize you [who truly repent] with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Luke 3:16. And through this the Holy Spirit would also speak through us, “ for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Luke 12:12. And that the Holy Spirit would teach us all things. “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.” John 14:26. And that this could not have happened without the victory of Christ Jesus in HIS death. “But He was speaking of the [Holy] Spirit, whom those who believed in Him [as Savior] were to receive afterward. The Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor).” So the Holy Spirit who had been with them, but upon the resurrection of Jesus, would then be in them. “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.” John 14:26. “ But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you].” John 16:7. And with the Holy Spirit flows the Power of God. “But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 And usually, as the tongue is most difficult to control, though the least of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit when we are empowered by the Holy Spirit we get to pray in other languages as well. or in evangelism use tongues to convert or with interpretation help built the LORD’S Church. “And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately]. Acts 2:4, 1 Cor.14, Rom. 8:26-27, Acts 19:6, Isa. 28:11
So how do we become empowered by the Holy Spirit as the gift if available for everyone. “ For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is for you and your children and for all who are far away [including the Gentiles], as many as the Lord our God calls to Himself.” Acts 2:39. First is to know the commandments of Jesus and be humble and obedient in them. ”The one who habitually keeps His commandments [obeying His word and following His precepts, abides and] remains in Him, and He in him. By this we know and have the proof that He [really] abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us [as a gift]. “ 1 John 3:24. “And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has bestowed on those who obey Him.” Acts 5:32.
And then there is the desire, do you really want the Holy Spirit to guide you into God’s righteousness or do you want to try to do it yourself. ““So I say to you, ask and keep on asking, and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking, and you will find; knock and keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who [a] keeps on asking [persistently], receives; and he who keeps on seeking [persistently], finds; and to him who keeps on knocking [persistently], the door will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you, then, being evil [that is, sinful by nature], know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!” Luke 11:9-13. So how do I know this can happen as I am already a Christian? The disciples were saved in the upper room but filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Paul was saved on the road but filled with the Holy Spirit 3 days later. Samaria was saved under Philip’s ministry but several month later Peter and John went to Samaria to see to it that they were filled with the Holy Spirit. And in Acts 19 , Paul was asking a stupid question if it were not possible: “ He asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed [in Jesus as the Christ]?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Acts.19:2 (This was 17 yrs. after Pentecost.) So it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can now have the fruit, gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit for power, which we all need to be effective as Christians in the Kingdom of God to produce fruit. We are born again into the Kingdom of God to also produce fruit. (converts) John 15: 1-26. More next week on the Fruit, Gifts & Ministries of the Holy Spirit to seek for in prayer.
Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
All who Love, Honor & Obey HIM are Eternal Members.
A new study shows that, since the COVID-19 pandemic, less than half of Americans who identify as born-again Christians believe that Jesus lived a sinless life when He walked the earth 2,000 years ago, the Christian Post reports. Published in the American World view Inventory 2023, the study was carried out by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University under the supervision of pollster George Barna.
In 1 Cor. 12, Apostle Paul shares his understanding from our Heavenly Creator that we are really each of us sort of like the cells in HIS body. Each has a DNA road map of the whole body and knows exactly what each cell is responsible to do for our cell or soul to be able to make contact with others. At my age, 90, my skin is getting very thin and as I look at my hands typing I can see all of the bones muscles, blood vessel through my skin as my soul/heart writes to you.
But our Eternal Creator is in a totally different dimension than we are as we are now locked into a fetal temporary body and time dimension. And HIS vision is to give us loving forgiveness for our lack of humility and obedience and to extend to us the grace (power) and mercy to become like HIM. Now, I have no idea of what that is all going to be like but I do know that any rebellion in our human body is called cancer and we do all we can to get rid of it or it will kill our human body in which our eternal soul lives. Is that not just like our enemy, so blind with rebellion & pride that he tries to kill the very host on which he is dependent. So our Heavenly Creator is not going to allow the pride & rebellion of that cancer now on earth to be free to contaminate HIS timeless Holy eternal universe and dimension.
So we either learn to walk in the balance of HIS Love, Holiness & Power to be like HIM 1 John 4:17 or our eternal soul will not receive an eternal body as this temporal one wears out. Each day now I can feel old age settling in at 90. And an eternal soul without a new body from Jesus, that would be to experience a darkness so absolute that nothing else could exist. It would be an existence with total recall or all the opportunities avoided or rejected. It would be far more painful than fire and that is why fire was used to give us an idea of the pain level of living without a new eternal body. I would not want this for my worst enemy. The only reason I can write this note is because I am living in a temporary body that does as I tell it to do. I learned in High School how to type without looking at the keys so can type just about as fast now as I think. But without this body this note would be, impossible. Your Soul is not your Body. If you are a Christian your Soul has been restored, John 3:16, to be able to receive an eternal body due to the light and restoration provided by Christ Jesus as your LORD, Rom.10:9-10, Isa.53. And if you continue to walk in the LIGHT as HE is in the Light you will have deep fellowship with HIM and other Christians and Christ Jesus will make the way for you to enjoy living with God, Rev.21 as it is our Creator’s Vision to have us live with HIM on HIS level of Eternal Life as a Heavenly Family. But we need to be in the process of becoming like HIM, 1 John 4:17. As our Creator honors our freewill decisions above all else. Otherwise love would be a sham and judgment impossible. If I could only do as programmed to do. If like that, we would be only robots and only a reflection of the one who created us. How could that ever become an interactive family????
In the Holy Scriptures they tell us that in our Father’s house there are many places to live and that Jesus went to make a special place for us and that HE would be the head of that family. So UFO’s and ET’s give me little or no concern. In fact Enoch and Elijah & Jesus may have had an experiences with an UFO’s. As the vocabulary thousands of years of years ago would have had a very difficult time of sharing about something as unusual as a UFO even as we find it difficult today. And I am not saying that I know either, but only that I do not limit what GOD can do because of my personal limitations of understanding GOD’S eternal dimension. I know that Jesus went to Heaven and back in one morning so for sure HE did not take a slow freight train at the speed of light or HE would have not yet returned.
Concerning the Birthing Process of Matt. 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 which I believe we are now experiencing. The key verse is in Luke 21:31-36. “ So you too, when you see these things happening, know [without any doubt] that the kingdom of God is near. 32 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, this generation [those living at that definite period of time preceding the second coming] will not pass away until [a] everything takes place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 34 “But be on guard, so that your hearts are not weighed down and depressed with the giddiness of debauchery and the nausea of self-indulgence and the worldly worries of life, and then that day [when the Messiah returns] will not come on you suddenly like a trap; 35 for it will come upon all those who live on the face of all the earth. 36 [ to be found worthy and] to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man [at His coming].”But keep alert at all times [be attentive and ready], praying that you may have the strength and ability. “
There are many support scriptures for the understanding that when the Church of Christ Jesus, (The Bride/Wife/Body/Rod of Iron) when completed 1 Cor. 12 will be a perfect match for Joining with her KING, that she will be caught up, Matt. 24:37-44, Mark 13:35-37, 1 Cor.15:36-58, 1 Thess. 14:17 & 15:11, 2 Thess.2:3-12 with Rev.4:1-2, Rev. 12:5 And being with Jesus the Church (Rod of Iron) will rule with HIM. So we, as the Body of Christ are now in the birthing process and the contractions to be birthed into the Kingdom of GOD are getting stronger. As the Church (Rod of Iron) is birthed into God’s dimension we all receives glorified new eternal bodies, rewards for what was done out of love for Jesus 1 Cor. 3:11-15 and in Rev. 12:11, 3 ½ years into the Great Tribulation boot lucifer with his minions out of the heavens and then head for the Joining with Jesus at the Wedding Feast of 3 ½ year to return to earth with King Jesus to set up the Kingdom of God on earth for a 1000 yrs. to be like Eden prior to the fall and to fulfill all of the promises our Creator has given to Abraham and all else. At the end, there is a final war and the 2nd Judgment of souls with a new heaven and a new earth in righteousness, Rev. 20-21-22.
So have any issues with this, get back to me as I really want to get it right, but please do it with the Bible. Of course if you don’t really digest the scriptures that are listed you will be wasting our time.
Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
And all who Love, Honor & Obey HIM as LORD are eternal members
The Holy Spirit has been prompting me to put a paper together today with the title, “Truth & Freedom” As our freewill does have it’s consequences as it did with God’s angels. And we need to take care not to get bitter about anything as it could put us in jail, spiritually. He has been opening up John 3:8 to me lately so I can learn to be a wind in the Holy Spirit. But can I still have a comfort zone of living in a box? We tend to love our boxes for security and our pride but when we have been born from above to need to also learn to be like the wind for HIM in the Holy Spirit. The disciples never knew what was next with Jesus. No freedom to sin, but totally living outside of the box. So I do have a home and am cared for very nicely for Age 90, but does it have me? Or does the Holy Spirit have me in it? I do feel a strong new wind starting to move again through my life that is a breath of the total freedom in the Truth of God. Now to do the maintenance on my old house so to allow for this new freedom in Christ Jesus. I am now seeing most of the church denominational stuff as a possible just a cage or box from the enemy. A holding pen to keep the fruit, gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit off of the street and in a box. The word Church in the New Testament has meanings that have been totally corrupted by the enemy. And we tend to love those invalid vain powerless tradition. There is but ONE church of Christ Jesus as LORD on earth and all who love, honor and obey HIM are eternal members. And many have been called to assist, Eph. 4:11, We should be like the wind of the Holy Spirit in assisting the saints to become sanctified and perfected. The Holy Spirit has been sharing with me that at this time that my calling at this time may be more that of a prophet for the ministry needed for HIS Church as in quality control, if you will. But that would be like walking on water for me and I will need to get use to not being in the boat. This new freedom is amazing. I did not realize how much the marriage was in control of my life. Now that she has left, she has set us both free and it is amazing, 1 Cor. 7:14-17. Now to go with that freedom in the Holy Spirit as to how best to use this old house for HIS GLORY, nothing like a good wind…..
Jesus is the one who spoke clearly of Truth & Freedom going together: John 1:13-15, “ who were born, not of blood [natural conception], nor of the will of the flesh [physical impulse], nor of the will of man [that of a natural father], but of God [that is, a divine and supernatural birth—they are born of God—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified]. 14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception). 15 John testified [repeatedly] about Him and [a] has cried out [testifying officially for the record, with validity and relevance], “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [b] has a higher rank than I and has priority over me, for He existed before me.”
John 3:8, “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
John 8:32-33, “So Jesus was saying to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].” 33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been enslaved to anyone. [a] What do You mean by saying, ‘You will be set free’?” The Jews did not grasp the difference between being enslaved physically and being enslaved spiritually because of sin.
Rom. 6:16-17, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Col. 3:21-22, “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
1 John 2:15-20, “Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust and sensual craving of the flesh and the lust and longing of the eyes and the boastful pride of life [pretentious confidence in one’s resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father, but are from the world. 17 The world is passing away, and with it its lusts [the shameful pursuits and ungodly longings]; but the one who does the will of God and carries out His purposes lives forever. 18 Children, it is the last hour [the end of this age]; and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming [the one who will oppose Christ and attempt to replace Him], even now many antichrists (false teachers) have appeared, which confirms our belief that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us [seeming at first to be Christians], but they were not really of us [because they were not truly born again and spiritually transformed]; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out [teaching false doctrine], so that it would be clearly shown that none of them are of us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One [you have been set apart, specially gifted and prepared by the Holy Spirit], and all of you know [the truth because He teaches us, illuminates our minds, and guards us from error].
Rev.22:16-21, “16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you and to give you assurance of these things for the churches. I am the Root (the Source, the Life) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and bright Morning Star.” 17 The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, believers) say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take and drink the water of life without cost. 18 I testify and warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book [its predictions, consolations, and admonitions]: if anyone adds [anything] to them, God will add to him the plagues (afflictions, calamities) which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from or distorts the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away [from that one] his share from the tree of life and from the holy city (new Jerusalem), which are written in this book. 20 He who testifies and affirms these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus (the Christ, the Messiah) be with all [the saints—all believers, those set apart for God]. Amen.
Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
and all who love, honor & obey HIM are eternal members.