MY SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS: by Amanda Beamer

GENESIS 4:1a = And Adam knew Eve his wife;

It doesn’t really take much thought to figure out what this scripture is talking about in this passage…

 

Or does it? . . . My SPIRIT beareth me witness.

 

We are going to state the obvious of Adam KNOWING his wife Eve = that the two joined together for consummation in their marriage.  Anyone that has studied the covenant of marriage realizes that God really likes marriage to be upheld.  His thoughts on how & what marriage is constituted of differ, greatly than the majority popular view of today.  Because of this, sexual sin has been a major topic throughout scripture.

 

FAITH = (1828 Noah Webster): Evangelical, justifying, or saving faith, is the assent of the mind to the truth of divine revelation, on the authority of God’s testimony, accompanied with a cordial assent of the will or approbation of the HEART; an entire confidence or trust in God’s character and declarations, and in the character and doctrines of Christ, with an unreserved SURRENDER of the WILL to his guidance, and dependence on his merits for salvation. In other words, that firm belief of God’s testimony, and of the truth of the gospel, which influences the will, and leads to an ENTIRE RELIANCE on Christ for salvation. (Strong’s concordance definition for faith): we are plighting faith (make a sure covenant AV RV) Nehemiah 10:1

 

In the eyes of God, the joining of 2 individuals by consummation; “they become one flesh” in the literal, spiritual, & marital sense. The engagement portion prior to marriage did not include the joining of the two until the “marriage ceremony.”  The joining of the bride & groom actually is what officiates the union to call them husband & wife.

 

COVENANT = (1828 Noah Webster): MAR’RIAGE, n. [L.mas, maris.] The act of uniting a man and woman for LIFE; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for LIFE. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children.

Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled. Heb.13.

  1. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage for his son. Matt.22.

  1. In a scriptural sense, the union between Christ and his church by the covenant of grace. Rev.19. (Strong’s Concordance definition of covenant of marriage): allianceof marriage Proverbs 2:17; Malachi 2:14. — In all cases כרת בריתis the technical phrase for making covenant.

The vows of marriage include “’til death do us part.”  This does not indicate a choice of separating before death.  It means staying married to the individual until one dies.  This is why you see when the Pharisees were provoking Christ about divorce, Jesus responded “because of the hardness of YOUR hearts, Moses wrote you this precept.”  People had a tendency to divorce their spouse without just cause.  They had a hard time “containing themselves” with other people.  They would divorce & remarry or fornicate all together.

To clarify some more, “to KNOW” someone in the same sense as “Adam KNEW his wife Eve,” he physically ENTERED IN Eve in the act of consummation.   This context of the word “KNOW” can also be vindicated with the 1828 Noah Webster dictionary = “In scripture, to have sexual commerce with.”  To be able to “KNOW” someone, literally means joining together “in one flesh,” the man entering into the woman’s body.

 

***My SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS***

 

MARTYR = (1828 Noah Webster): M`ARTYR, n. [Gr. a witness.] One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel. Stephen was the first christian martyr.

To be a martyr signifies only to witness the truth of Christ.

                Revelation 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

WITNESS = Is a covenant binding faith (TRUST & BELIEF OF THE HEART) that exists unto death.  = = “To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.”

***MY SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS***

 Matthew 13:20-21 = 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word (JESUS), and anon with joy receiveth it;21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word (JESUS), by and by he is offended.

This is talking about either having the seed (word of God = Jesus) placed into good ground or bad ground.  We are commanded to love the Lord thy God with all our mind, soul, & HEART.  The stony ground is a HARD HEART.  You either know Christ or you do not.  There are no grey areas with God.  You either trust & believe HIM or you do not.  This passage is whether you have a soft HEART TO RECEIVE HIS salvation or not.

***MY SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS***

Luke 8:13; 13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word (JESUS) with joy; and these have no root (THEY HEARD BUT DID NOT TRUST & BELIEVE OF THE WHOLE HEART),

= which for a while believe (BELIEVED OF THE MIND ONLY & NOT OF THE HEART),

= and in time of temptation fall away (CAME TO THE TRUTH, BUT DID NOT TRULY TRUST & BELIEVE CHRIST- & THEN DENIED CHRIST – JUST AS THE PHARISEES DID OF NOT COMMITTING TO CHRIST WITH THEIR HEARTS).

= Once again, this is talking about whether the seed (word of God = Jesus) fell onto good ground or not (a soft heart to receive salvation or a hard Heart UNTO DAMNATION).

= The following subsequent passage = Luke 8: 15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good HEART, having heard the word (JESUS), keep (PROTECT JESUS IN YOUR HEART OF TRUST & BELIEF = FAITH) it, and bring forth fruit with patience.  = = = PARALLEL PASSAGE = (Mark 4:16-18)

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Matthew 24:14-15,19,24-30; Matthew 24: 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness (Synonymous with martyrdom = faithfulness unto death = trust & belief that never leaves) unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

= 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) = =

= First, there is the literal political Kingdom that was preached by Christ & the spiritual Kingdom preached by Christ. The political Kingdom is of when He is to come to rule & reign.  The spiritual Kingdom is the entrance of the Holy Spirit into the believer.  Rightly divide here or it will cause confusion.  The abomination & desolation spoken of by Daniel has both literal and spiritual aspects.  The majority of people already know the literal of where the anti-christ will stand where he ought not.  The spiritual aspect of it is as follows: Many names were given to Christ in scripture to depict HIS saving faith and to describe the Holy Spirit after HE enters into the believer:  (i.e. Habbakuk 2:4) “Living water,” “Tree of Life,” “bridegroom,” “oil,” and many more.  Man was created in the image of God.  Our bodies are temples and become Holy with the entrance of the HOLY SPIRIT.  This only happens with a pure heart of trust & belief in Christ Jesus.  “Twained” hearts are divided hearts of trying to serve 2 masters = both God & the world.  Like a Pharisee = giving God lip service, but their HEARTS be far from HIM.  The ABOMINATION & DESOLATION on the spiritual level is that many are saying they love & believe God, but did not truly accept Jesus’ saving faith by trusting & believing in HIM alone.  The human bodily temples are dry-shod of Christ’s “living water” of the HOLY SPIRIT.  Entrance of the HOLY SPIRIT only happens if you trust & believe Christ of the whole HEART & not divided in commitment unto Christ.

= Matthew 24: 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  (These are they that have adulterated their HEARTS with Satan & have bore his fruit of damnation.)   

= 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, they shall deceive the very elect.25 Behold, I have told you before.26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. = =  PARALLEL PASSAGES = (Mark 13:20-23)

= This passage goes onto say how the times will be in the TIME OF SORROWS prior to the rapture & Christ’s return.  Then it gets into how everyone will be at HIS return for the literal Kingdom for HIM to rein.  Jesus searches the hearts of men.  God will divide and conquer the kingdoms of this world.  He has a sharp 2-edged sword.  You either have a HEART for HIM or you do not.  Don’t be a Pharisee by magnifying Christ with your lips only, but MAGNIFY HIM with trust & belief of the HEART.

***MY SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS***
Matthew 24:44-51 = Matthew 24: 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant (TRUST & BELIEF IN CHRIST), whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?46 Blessed is that servant (THIS IS THE GOOD SERVANT THAT TRUSTED & BELIEVED CHRIST), whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

= 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.48 But and if that evil servant (THIS IS A BAD SERVANT THAT DID NOT TRUST & BELIEVE IN CHRIST) shall say in his HEART, My lord delayeth his coming;

***YOU EITHER HAVE CHRIST OR YOU DO NOT!  REMEMBER, THERE ARE NO GREY AREAS WITH GOD***

= 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken (ADULTERATION & FORNICATION OF THE HEART WITH SATAN BY RECEIVING BAD WINE OR BAD & EVIL LOVE);

= 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites (THE BAD SERVANT  IS SYNONYMOUS WITH: HYPOCRITE, DOUBLE-MINDED, A TWAINED “DIVIDED” HEART – YOU EITHER LOVE JESUS OR SATAN – YE CANNOT SERVE 2 MASTERS.): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

= = PARALLEL PASSAGES = (Luke 12:42-46; VS: 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the UNBELIEVERS. = You either believe or you do not – there is no in-between with God.)

***There are no grey areas with God.  You either love HIM or you do not.  Matthew 6:24,No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  ***

*** YOU EITHER TRUST & BELIEVE IN CHRIST OR YOU DON’T.  CHRIST IS LORD OF ALL !!!!  BUT TOO MANY DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE HIM though.  YOU EITHER LOVE HIM OR YOU DON’T.  CHOOSE TODAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE***

***MY SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS***
Matthew 18:28-35 =28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant (BAD SERVANT = A SERVANT THAT DID NOT COMMIT HIS FAITH & TRUST IN his LORD.  HE LOVED MONEY, “THE WORLD, & god OF SELF MORE.  HE MAGNIFIED his LORD WITH his MOUTH ONLY, BUT NOT WITH HIS HEART.), I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

= 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

= (BACK TO THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT = THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL YOUR MIND, SOUL, & HEART.  WHAT IS IN THE HEART MANIFESTS OUTWARDLY.  IF YOU TRULY LOVE JESUS AS JESUS LOVES US, YOU WILL HAVE LOVE & COMPASSION FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR & BROTHER.  YOU EITHER LOVE GOD/JESUS OR YOU DO NOT = YE CANNOT SERVE 2 MASTERS).

***ONCE AGAIN, MY SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS***
John 6:60-71 = 60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?  =

= (This goes back to whether you believe or not, whether you trust in Christ or not.  Faith, “trust & belief,” cometh by hearing & hearing by the word of God “Jesus.”  You either have faith in Christ or you have faith in yourself & the world.  Keep scripture in context.  Jesus is speaking to the disciples about the BREAD OF LIFE.  VS 58 = HE THAT EATETH THIS BREAD SHALL LIVE FOR EVER.  YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE THE “BREAD OF LIFE” TO HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.  You either believe or you do not.  The disciples that walked away did not trust & believe in Christ.  Judas Iscariot did not trust & believe Christ with the HEART – and then betrayed HIM.  You either love Christ or you do not.  You either trust Christ or you do not.  YE CAN NOT SERVE 2 MASTERS.)
John 12:44-48; = 44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

= (We are going to start with = No man come unto the Father, but by Me “Jesus.”  You can’t get to the Father by going to the Father.  Jesus is the mediator.  You can’t get to Jesus, by worshipping the Holy Spirit.  No man come unto the Father or have salvation except through Jesus Christ.  Jesus in this passage is talking about Pharisee type people = those that believe there is a god, like the devils do & tremble, but REJECT JESUS CHRIST.)

= 45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

= (THESE ARE THE PHARISEE TYPE PEOPLE ONLY ACKNOWLEDGING GOD ALMIGHTY, BUT REJECTING JESUS CHRIST.  THESE SAME PHARISEES CLAIMED THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT DWELLED WITHIN CHRIST WAS AN “UNCLEAN THING” AND THAT HE WAS FILLED WITH A DEVIL.  THEY REJECTED JESUS CHRIST, BLASPHEMED THE HOLY GHOST, & COMMITTED THE UNPARDONABLE SIN & THEREFOR WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN IN “THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT.”)

= 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth (TRUST, FAITH, COMMIT) = on me should not abide in darkness (WILL NOT DWELL IN DARKNESS).

= 47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

= (AT CHRIST’S FIRST COMING = HE CAME TO SAVE THE WORLD & NOT JUDGE IT AT THAT TIME.  IT WAS NOT THE TIME OF JUDGEMENT, BUT JUDGMENT IS COMING SOON, VERY SOON.  BE READY BY TRUSTING & BELIEVING ON CHRIST OR HE WILL COME IN A TIME WHEN YOU WILL NOT BE WATCHING FOR HIM & CUT YOU ASUNDER FOR NOT BELIEVING & TRUSTING HIM.)

= 4He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him (IF YOU REJECT JESUS, YOU SHALL BE JUDGED):

= the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day (THE WORDS OF LIFE THAT CHRIST HAS SPOKE WILL JUDGE ALL IN THE LAST DAY.  JESUS IS THE ONE THAT SEARCHES THE HEARTS OF MAN.  IF YOU BE FOR HIM, THEN YOU ARE HIS.  IF YOU BE AGAINST HIM, THEN YOU ARE OF HIS ADVERSARY THE DEVIL.  CHRIST WILL SEPARATE THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS.  THE GOATS ARE OF THE ADVERSARY, THE DEVIL.  YOU EITHER TRUST, BELIEVE, & COMMIT TO CHRIST OR YOU DON’T

= THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN OR GREY AREAS WITH GOD.  YE CANNOT SERVE 2 MASTERS).

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John 15:5-6; = I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

= (YOU EITHER ABIDE IN CHRIST OR ABIDE NOT.  YOU EITHER BELIEVE & TRUST CHRIST OR YOU DO NOT.  YOU ARE EITHER A TRUE BELIEVER OR YOU ARE NOT.

ABIDE = “1828 Noah webster dictionary”: to rest in or dwell in, to be sustained by, to continue in PERMANENTLY.  THERE ARE NO GREY AREAS WITH GOD = YOU EITHER HAVE CHRIST OR YOU DO NOT.  YE CANNOT SERVE 2 MASTERS.  YOU CANNOT ABIDE IN CHRIST WITHOUT TRUSTING & BELIEVING IN HIS SAVING FAITH & GRACE.  “HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME (JESUS), AND I (JESUS) IN him = HE DWELLS & CONTINUES TO DWELL PERMANENTLY.)
John 17:12; = 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

= (BACK TO KEEPING THINGS IN CONTEXT = BACK IN JOHN 16: 27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.  == Judas Iscariot, as we before established, did not love Jesus.  He knew that Jesus was of God Almighty, but did not trust & commit to Christ.  Judas Iscariot put his faith & commitment on money and of this world instead of Christ.

= YOU CANNOT HAVE SALVATION BY ASSOCIATION!!!

= You either love, trust, believe, & commit to Christ or you do not.  Ye cannot serve 2 masters.  The entire chapter of John 17 is Christ pouring HIS heart out to God the Father of the hour for HIM to be crucified.  Out of love & commitment, Christ died for us and then rose 3 days later = all for the atonement of sin, that we can have everlasting life with HIM in eternity.)

Acts 20:28-30; = 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

= (ANOTHER PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE ON MAKING SURE YOU KEEP THINGS IN CONTEXT TO ABSTAIN FROM CONFUSION.

= The entire passage, Paul is speaking to his disciples about his soon departure.  Paul is speaking to individuals & uplifting them in a sad hour, because he must soon leave & will not be present anymore with them.  He warns them to watch over the flock for ravenous wolves that might draw those away from coming to the faith in Jesus Christ.  If you are “coming” to the faith in Christ Jesus, you are not saved yet; because the trust, belief, & a commitment unto HIM has not HAPPENED yet. Therefore, the Holy Spirit does not reside there.  FAITH COMETH BY HEARING & HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD.  Paul’s disciples were individuals spreading the Word of God of Christ’s saving grace & faith.

= VS 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. = = Paul, once again, was iterating the fact that only those that put their faith = trust, belief, & commitment unto Christ will be justified, then sanctified, & then glorified “Romans 8.”  Only those that truly love Christ with all their mind, body, soul, & HEART shall be saved.  You are either saved or you are not.  The Holy Spirit does not enter in if you are not committed of the HEART).

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Romans 6:12-13,16; = 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Vs=16 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?

= (HERE WE GO AGAIN.  EITHER YOU LOVE, TRUST, BELIEVE & COMMIT UNTO CHRIST OR NOT. = Matthew 22: 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy HEART, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. =

=  THIS IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS GIVEN BY JESUS HIMSELF STATED ABOVE.  To love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, mind, & HEART.  

= Acts 20:21 =Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance (to turn to) toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

= This is the OBEYING PART = TURN TO GOD.  TRUST, BELIEVE, & COMMIT OF THE WHOLE HEART TO HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.  Ye cannot serve 2 masters.  Jesus searches the heart.  He knows if you have true faith in Him & so does Satan.

= Obedience unto righteous is obeying the commandment of turning to Jesus & committing trust & belief in HIM with all your heart.)

 

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Romans 8:12-13; = 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

= (TIME TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE AGAIN TO NOT CONFUSE SCRIPTURE.  Know when to differentiate between physical literal death & spiritual death.  The Pharisees received both physical & spiritual death because of their sin in not trusting/believing/committing to Christ & performing the unpardonable sin of blaspheming the Holy Ghost.

= VS. 1=There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to them which ARE IN (LITERALLY MADE ONE IN JESUS) Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  =

= A true commitment unto Christ has to happen first before the HOLY SPIRIT even enters in.  Those that are walking after the SPIRIT already have a spirit dwelling within.  You cannot walk after the SPIRIT if it is not present.

= “Depart from me, for I (Jesus) NEVER KNEW YOU” comes to mind here.  To “KNOW” in scripture is synonymous with Adam “KNOWING” Eve in the garden.  As an act of consummating their marriage, Adam physically entered EVE to “KNOW” her.

= Christ is called the BRIDEGROOM for a reason.  Entrance of the HOLY SPIRIT begins the consummation of marriage unto the LAMB OF GOD.  HIS SPIRIT has to physically ENTER IN for HIM TO “KNOW” you.

= Jesus searches the HEARTS OF MAN.  He knows if you have committed your whole HEART UNTO HIM or not.  The passage that states: “Depart from me, I NEVER KNEW YOU,” means the HOLY SPIRIT never entered in to begin with.  No HOLY SPIRIT, NO SALVATION.   CHOOSE TODAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE.  YE CANNOT SERVE 2 MASTERS.  YOU EITHER TRUST & BELIEVE IN CHRIST OR YOU DO NOT.  THERE ARE NO GREY AREAS WITH GOD.)
Romans 11:20-22; = 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off (BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED & TRUSTED NOT IN CHRIST THEY WERE BROKEN OFF),

= and thou standest by faith (BUT YOU STAND BY FAITH = BY TRUST & BELIEF IN CHRIST).

= Be not highminded (THIS IS SYNONYMOUS WITH A PHARISEE = THEY TRUSTED THE god OF THIS WORLD OVER CHRIST),

= but fear (FEAR GOD IF YOU ARE HIGHMINDED OR DOUBLE-MINDED.  SATAN IS HIGHMINDED & WE KNOW HIS END TO BE):

= 21 For if God spared not the natural branches (NATURAL BRANCHES ARE THE ORIGINAL BLOODLINE OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY),

= take heed lest he also spare not thee (TAKE HEED, UNLESS HE SPARE NOT THEE, BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF & LACKING FAITH).

= 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity (THOSE THAT DON’T TRUST & BELIEVE CHRIST RECEIVE SEVERITY IN JUDGEMENT);

= but toward thee, goodness (BUT TO THE BELIEVER, GOODNESS),

= if thou continue in his goodness (BELIEVE & TRUST CHRIST):

= otherwise thou also shalt be cut off (YOU WILL BE CUT OFF IF THOU SHALT NOT BELIEVE & TRUST CHRIST).

***IT ALWAYS POINTS BACK TO CHRIST.  YOU EITHER BELIEVE & TRUST HIM OR YOU DON’T.  IF YOU BELIEVE & TRUST CHRIST; YOU ARE COUNTED RIGHTEOUS.  IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE & TRUST CHRIST; YOU ARE STILL WICKED IN THE EYES OF GOD.  ***

 

***MY SPIRIT BEARETH ME WITNESS***

 

Romans 8:16, The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

***Last but not least, what did witness mean in the eyes of God?  It is a covenant binding faith (TRUST & BELIEF OF THE HEART) that exists unto death.  = = “To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.”  The Holy Spirit bears a child of God witness; He enters and NEVER leaves if a true commitment unto Him of trust & belief of the whole heart.  The Holy Spirit remains permanently until the mortal body passes; & then, to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.  It is Christ’s FAITH that saves and His Holy Spirit is a faithful martyr & witness upon entrance of a true believer.  The Holy Spirit bears me WITNESS.***

AMEN

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REPENT STUDY #1 = NOAH IN GENESIS 6 by: Amanda Beamer

Genesis 6 King James Version (KJV)

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.  

And the Lord said, My SPIRIT shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

And God saw that the wickedness of MAN was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his HEART was ONLY EVIL continually. ==

== (MAN’S HEART DID NOT LOVE GOD – MAN’S HEART LOVED ITSELF INSTEAD OF GOD.  MAN LAVISHED IN SIN, BECAUSE OF NOT LOVING GOD & FOR LOVING THE god OF SELF). 

And it REPENTED the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it GRIEVED HIM at his HEART. ==

== (GOD’S HEART WAS GREATLY GRIEVED, BECAUSE MAN LOVED SIN MORE THAN HIM.  GOD IS THE BRINGER OF ETERNAL LIFE WITHOUT SIN). 

And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it REPENTETH ME that I have made them. ==  

== (GOD WAS GREATLY GRIEVED WITHIN HIS HEART, BECAUSE MANY DID NOT LOVE HIM.  SIN CANNOT RULE IN PARADISE OR PARADISE WOULD BE CORRUPT.  GOD WAS GRIEVED, BECAUSE HE KNEW AND KNOWS WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN TO BE RID OF SIN.  SIN HAS TO BE DESTROYED & HE LOVES HIS CREATION OF MAN.  HE CREATED MAN IN HIS IMAGE FOR FELLOWSHIP & COMPANIONSHIP = BUT HE IS NOT GOING TO FORCE IT, IT IS A FREE-WILL CHOICE).

But NOAH FOUND GRACE in the eyes of the Lord. == 

== (GOD FOUND LOVE/ FAITH/ BELIEF/ TRUST TOWARD HIM IN NOAH.  HE ONLY FOUND GRACE IN ONE MAN.  THIS SHOWS THE GREAT LOVE HE HAS FOR HIS CREATION.  FOR ONE MAN, ONLY ONE, GOD STILL CONTINUED THE LINEAGE OF MAN & SENT JESUS – (HIS SON).  JESUS CHRIST, STILL CAME TO EARTH TO DIE JUST FOR ONE MAN; BUT SCRIPTURE CLEARLY DEPICTS – “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH (FAITH/TRUST/LOVE) IN HIM, SHALL NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.).

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and NOAH WALKED WITH GOD ==

== (NOAH HAD A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.  HE BELIEVED/LOVED/TRUSTED GOD).

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. ==

== (THE EARTH WAS CORRUPT – FULL OF WICKEDNESS)

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. == 

== (NOAH, ALREADY HAVING GRACE & BELIEVING GOD, THEN OBEYED HIS COMMAND TO BUILD THE ARK.  FAITH COMES FIRST, THEN OBEDIENCE.  NOAH ALREADY WALKED WITH GOD.  NOAH ALREADY TRUSTED GOD.  NOAH ALREADY LOVED GOD.  THIS IS WHY GOD FOUND ONLY GRACE IN THE EYES OF ONE MAN.  GOD FINDING GRACE IN ONLY ONE MAN, PROVOKED HIM TO COMMAND NOAH TO BUILD THE ARK.  BECAUSE NOAH ALREADY HAD FAITH WHEN GOD COMMANDED HIM TO BUILD ARK, = = NOAH OBEYED GOD).  ==

== FAITH COMES FIRST, THEN OBEDIENCE ==

15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. ==  

== (GOD SENT THE FLOOD TO DESTROY THE WICKEDNESS (FULL OF SIN) – TO THOSE THAT WOULD NOT LOVE HIM & ONLY THEIR SELVES).

18 But with thee (NOAH) will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. == 

== (COVENANT IS A BINDING PACT, LIKE MARRIAGE).

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. ==  

== (TO THOSE THAT THINK OBEYING GOD FOR SALVATION, I’M SORRY = BUT FAITH COMES FIRST — THEN OBEDIENCE.  EXAMPLES = ADAM & EVE, NOAH, ABRAHAM, RAHAB THE HARLOT & MANY MORE; BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED GOD – THEIR OBEDIENCE CAME AFTERWARDS & THEIR WORKS WERE JUSTIFIED IN THE EYES OF MEN AS A WITNESS OF THEIR FAITH/BELIEF/TRUST IN GOD).

GOD BLESS

 

REPENT STUDY #4 = REPENT & TRUST by: Amanda Beamer

I really enjoy reading the King James Bible very much.  The English language present in it is much more refined and distinguished than today’s English spoken or written.  There is a much deeper level of meaning to the words written than what many give credit for today, and the lack of education on older English really distorts what people think the Bible means when it is read.

A couple of examples are = double – minded & the word repent.

To start with, many megalithic type churches will loosely use the word repent without explaining what it means; or they will alter the meaning all together to mean something else outside of scripture.  This also goes for the word, double-minded.

The word repent itself has several definitions scripturally.  The first time ever used in scripture (Gen 6), when God repented, actually means great sorrow = because God cannot sin nor lie.  He can’t turn away from sin, because He CANNOT sin.

The Israelites were called stiff-necked & double-minded within scripture to show how hard it was for them to turn.  When the word repent pops up toward the Israelites in scripture = God is telling them to turn.

What are they turning from & what are they turning to?

When the Israelites were freed from Egyptian bondage, they had been in Egypt for apx 400 years.  This gave ample time to get acquainted with the gods of Egypt.  Egyptians had a tendency to serve many gods, including the god of SELF.  The god of SELF is the worst god out there, because it puts the reliance upon self-gratification & your own understanding.  God’s (Almighty God’s) ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts.

The Old Testament law (613 commandments) was given to show just how fallible human-kind is.  When Moses went upon Mount Saini and received the 10 commandments on the tablets, the first commandment was = Thou shalt have NO other gods before me.  This includes the god of SELF, which is actually the ruler of ALL subsequent little “g” gods.  Luke 16:13 = No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

“Double-minded” & “stiff-necked” within scripture is depicting someone LITERALLY trying to serve two masters at the same time, giving them a twained heart.  When God in the Old Testament is speaking to the Israelites & telling them to repent, HE is telling them to turn from their trust in their selves & to HIM (to trust only HIM).  HE is telling them to stop serving their god of SELF and to trust/believe/follow/rely upon/ only HIM with all their HEARTS.

When Jesus came, HE spoke in the exact same manner.

Matthew 22:36-40King James Version (KJV)

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy HEART, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 

When Jesus walked around with the disciples for HIS 3 & ½ years telling people to repent or ye shall all likewise perish, HE is telling them “TURN TO ME, TURN TO ME & YE SHALL BE SAVED.”  “TRUST & BELIEVE ONLY ME WITH ALL YOUR MIND, SOUL, & HEART – & YE SHALL BE SAVED.”

Subsequent passages throughout the rest of the Bible also speak this way, even in the ministry of Paul.  In the book of Revelation, we have a picture of salvation.

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

AND in

Rev. 2:16 = (Talking to those that are lukewarm – which is also synonymous with a twained heart of trying to serve 2 masters.)  Repent (TURN TO ME, TRUST & BELIEVE ONLY ME); or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Anything & everything we do for God cannot happen without HIM, including salvation.  We can’t even have salvation unless HE draws us first, knocking on the door of our hearts.  Repentance of turning to HIM occurs after HE knocks on the door of our hearts.  If we open the door of our hearts to HIM & trust/believe only HIM; grace & salvation happens, giving the entrance of the HOLY SPRIT.  The entrance of the HOLY SPIRIT begins our marriage to the Lamb of God.

After the entrance of the Holy Spirit, we continue repenting in many other forms = such as conviction, sorrow, turning from sin, & more.  Even this form of repentance requires complete reliance upon Christ.  After being bought by the price of HIM dying upon the cross, everything becomes HIS, EVERYTHING.  Then this becomes sole reliance upon HIM & only HIM.  This leaves with only serving one master = JESUS CHRIST.  A beautiful walk & fellowship with HIM now happens, making your LOVE FOR HIM TO GROW MORE.

Due to the fact of many megalithic churches not giving the whole picture of what repent means, this leaves a few that are hypocritical (“mouth professors, but not heart possessors”).   They will state turn from sin, but will forget to say TURN TO CHRIST & TRUST ONLY CHRIST.  So, when someone without understanding hears “repent” thinking of only “turn from your sin” they don’t turn to Christ & continue turning back to themselves.  Their faith then gets put into a prayer said, what some person/minister said, or in of themselves.  NO MAN COME UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME (JESUS).  If a person continues to turn to themselves for salvation (THE god OF SELF), – Salvation & the entrance of the HOLY SPIRIT does not happen.

With true saving faith, repentance is always going to be present = but not without turning away from SELF first & unto complete reliance/trust/belief of the whole HEART upon JESUS CHRIST after HE DRAWS YOU BY KNOCKING ON YOUR VERY HEART.

GOD BLESS

REPENT STUDY #3 – REPENT (TURN TO JESUS CHRIST) by: Amanda Beamer

REPENT IN THIS CONTEXT MEANS = “TO TURN TO GOD” —

–Ezekiel 14:6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Repent (TURN TO ME – YOUR GOD), and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations. ==

== Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent (TURN TO ME – JESUS), and do the first works (THIS IS SALVATION – TURN TO ME – JESUS & DO THE FIRST WORKS OF LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY SOUL, WITH ALL THY MIND, & WITH ALL THY HEART); or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick (CHURCH) out of his place, except thou repent (TURN TO ME – JESUS). ==

==The letters to the 7 churches are talking to the churches as a collective whole that are filled with both believers and unbelievers.

DON’T LOVE THE GOD OF SELF – REPENT= TURN TO JESUS CHRIST & LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY SOUL, WITH ALL THY MIND & WITH ALL THY HEART & SALVATION COMES.

THE ISRAELITES WERE CALLED STIFF-NECKED BECAUSE THEY WERE HARD TO TURN TO GOD – THEY LOVED THE GOD OF SELF. LET’S NOT LET ANYONE LOVE THE GOD OF SELF & LEAN UPON HIS (GOD’S) UNDERSTANDING.

GOD BLESS

Okay Those that love Christ…Blood of Christ [the cross] = How you can tell that someone believes the WRONG JESUS by: Amanda Beamer (8/16/17)

ANONYMOUS 1 = John 3:16 KJV, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

ANONYMOUS 2 = We are no longer servants. We are children, and thus heirs. Hallelujah to God!!

ANONYMOUS 3 = “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

First part seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness first… not wait let me fix this and that and then I will be seen as righteous in the eyes of God but the Bible says

“Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Seeking the righteousness of God is getting to know your Lord and Savior by reading His word, and talking with Him through prayer.

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Our faith is a relationship with Jesus. Exactly like a marriage relationship.

Reflections: God’s Love from the Old and New Testament

Because of a recent event showing a difference in doctrines, God has lead me to reflect on the Old Testament and learn about a relational side of our faith. Each story in the Old Testament is to be used in a manner that will teach God’s Love. It teaches about how much God Loves us. The Old Testament does not only teach about the wrath of God, but primarily the love of God and the consequences for turning your back on your first love. Jesus taught in this manner. The New Testament goes into the details about this relationship, positive or negative. The whole Bible is like a lock and a key, you cannot have one without the other. In learning about love, if you truly love someone you will simply just stop doing the things your spouse does not like. And you have to build onto your relationship in love. Like the parable about the house built on the rock. You build your house together and they become one. If you love someone you give them an engagement ring. Meaning they have been sealed, or meaning you and the woman or man (if you be woman.) that you give the ring to is no longer on the market. You are no longer interested in anyone else. The Holy Spirit is our “engagement ring.” In the beginning of a love relationship, if it is truly love you will literally ask permission to do anything, period. You want to learn what they like and dislike. If you love them you simply just won’t do what they dislike. But they do wrong (or you do wrong) then you will chastise them ( or they will chastise you) in a loving, non-aggressive, compassionate spirit. You want to get their attention but you would never hurt them, physically, nor emotionally. It is the same as our relationship with Jesus. If you however stop trying to build onto your relationship she (or he if you be woman) will leave you. It is the same concept. This is why it says to woo your wife everyday. We must show love for our spouses always.  (Amanda = And Jesus woo’s HIS bride/wife daily.. amen & hallelujah)

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ANONYMOUS 4 = “Says this James 2:19: Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and tremble ” believing is half the battle, doing the will of God is the other half of the battle, It is following Christ and his teachings, Christ teaching is what can transform a human being to become perfect… if everyone obeyed Christ commandments and teachings therefore then there would be no more sin on this planet and everything would be perfect and no more crime, lies, murders, etc…. (EXPLANATION OF WORKS OF MAN CONTINUES) …. “Jesus said in Matthew “If you love me then keep my commandments” Jesus said “Be perfect as your father in heaven is perfect ” 1corinthians 6-9-10: Do you not know the unrighteous shall not inherit Gods kingdom do not be deceived, neither fornicators, idolaters, adultery, liars, thief’s, drunkards, homos, covetous, revilers, extortioners.will inherit the kingdom, So if u think about this if u practice not to do those things then that is a work. Also it says James 2:17: Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. so if u have no works then ur faith is dead, and If ur faith is dead then ur going to hell….(EXPLANATION OF WORKS OF MAN CONTINUES AGAIN) ….Noah walked with God, So clearly noah proved a human can be “PERFECT”…. (EXPLANATION OF WORKS OF MAN CONTINUES SOME MORE) ….””Also i would like to say that jesus death on the cross only forgives you of your pass sins””Conditional””””Only if u changed and turned away from ALL those sins””…..(ONCE AGAIN MORE EXPLANATION OF WORKS OF MAN – STILL WITNESSING TO THIS GENTLEMAN — BUT HE DOESN’T BELIEVE CHRIST IS THE GREAT I AM, THE BEGINNING & THE ENDING, THAT CHRIST HAS ALWAYS BEEN – SO THEREFORE, A WHOLE DIFFERENT JESUS.  TRUE SAVING FAITH WILL BRING REPENTENCE WITH IT & TRANSFORM FROM THE INSIDE OUT, NOT THE OUTSIDE IN.)…Most professing Christians don’t want to believe the truth because they don’t want to fully submit there whole life to God and obey all his rules, So they end up lying to themselves and saying ohh all I have to do is believe he died on the cross and I can live however I want and I’m saved.. And they really are not Christians, because a Christian means Christ follower, so if u don’t follow Christ and call urself a christian then ur acting just like satan and ur a liar and the truth is not in you and you will die and wake up in the fiery pit of hell.

AMANDA = Christ called us more than just followers. He calls us friends. Deeper level meaning & symbology = means that friend means like a spouse. Read Song of Solomon to see this. Being born again develops a relationship with Christ. He will transform from the inside out. Back to the matter of the heart. Your heart (literally love) has to be in the relationship with Christ — or there is no relationship & most likely — no salvation. He called us to be more than just followers. He called us to be disciples. What did HE command HIS disciples to do? To go forth & preach the gospel message (THE GOOD NEWS). What is the gospel message? 1 Corinthians 15:1-4King James Version (KJV)

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

HE DID NOT COMMAND TO TEACH MAN’S INTERPRETATION THERE-OF. It is not of works lest any man should boast — this passage is works of man. Works of man will not save. The book of James — are works of God that manifests after being truly born again. It is grace through faith & not of (mans) work lest any man should boast. The book of James proves to people that our FAITH IS REAL. God bless

ANONYMOUS 4 = Always remember your going to have to have works, because Faith without works is dead, and dead faith= no faith… so don’t deceive yourself… its either this, your working for God and on his team, or your working for satan and your on Lucifer’s team.

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AMANDA =  Exactly–works manifest from the heart because of genuine love for Christ. By all means am i not deceived. I have a personal relationship with Christ. Truth i hold at the highest regard. He has written it upon my heart. No love for Christ- no relationship. No relationship-no marriage unto the lamb if God.

ANONYMOUS 4 = wow may God help you see the truth…Read 1st Corinthians 6:9-10 lol . unrighteous wont enter, if they practice any of those things.

ANONYMOUS 2 = I am pretty sure that if those whom, by simply believing in the gospel of our salvation, so thus are sealed with the Spirit of promise, they won’t be running around committing a bunch heinous acts. People who have the Holy Spirit don’t want to disappoint our Heavenly Father.

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AMANDA = Love the lord thy God with all thy soul, with all thy mind,with all thy HEART. — Magnify not with lips only — because the heart be far from HIM.  check out song of Solomon=== it really paints a beautiful picture of the consummation of the holy spirit into a believer in Christ. Yes Christ can have His wrathful side– but He is also merciful & loving to be able to deliver us from sin. That strong faith, belief is shown in this book. It really shows HIS grace.  you really need to study Song of Solomon. — 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 = are dealing with matters of your heart towards God as well.

=====Have you caught the subtle lies of the serpent yet???  He uses scripture to confuse & to condemn.  Because this gentleman is believing in a different Jesus, he doesn’t have the true saving & transforming faith and is relying upon himself for the entrance of heaven.  “It is not of works, lest any man should boast.”  The worst deceiving god out there is the god of SELF.  Please do not be serving the god of self.  True saving faith will bring a personal relationship with Christ.  God bless.  Will provide link below for an excellent teaching video. ======

MY TESTIMONY OF SALVATION by: Amanda Beamer

I can’t remember the exact date any more, but I can definitely take you to the place where the LORD SAVED ME by HIS marvelous grace.  I remember my family & I preparing for church one Sunday morning in the spring/summer of 1990.  My birthday is in May, which is why I am unsure if I accepted Christ when I was 6 or 7.  That is the part that makes it hard for me to remember, is whether it was right before or right after my birthday.  Nonetheless, that Sunday morning, we all prepared ourselves to get ready and go to church.  Once we arrived, my parents went to the main auditorium for service.  My sister went with her age group for service & I went into what was called “Super Church” for the children my age.  The youth pastor at that time began preaching the gospel message of Jesus Christ and I understood.  I understood at such a young age, that I was a sinner and destined for an eternity in hell without Christ’s saving grace.  I understood and immediately said in my heart, “I WANT THAT.”  I raised my hand for the open call to come forward.  I was taken aside and shown through scriptures about how a sinner can be saved.  I laid my life and heart over to Christ that day.  I called unto HIM and gave HIM my heart & my life over to HIM & only HIM.  I found my “first love.”  I found my “first love” AGAIN.  That missing disorienting emptiness was immediately filled that day.  And I praise God all the more for every day that I live to serve HIM.   And as with anyone that comes to Jesus’ saving grace & accepts HIM, becomes ecstatic.  I was so excited that I had to tell everyone, that “I got saved today.”  I told mommy, daddy, sissy, and my grandparents as well.  I was so happy & continue to be for Him filling me with HIS holy spirit that has never left.

But See, there is more to this story.  When I look at the verse (Rev.2:4 KJV)= Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.  I look at it differently than most people.  When many are reading the letters to the 7 churches in the book of Revelation, they automatically think that the entire 7 churches are all saved individuals & not talking to the churches as a whole.  So when they read the letter to the church of Ephesus & read that they have “left their first love” that these people are merely backslidden Christians, when in all actuality, it is depicting hypocrisy.  This is evidenced by the verses stating, “repent, do the first works, & To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”  This is a picture of salvation like in (Rev 3:20’s) = Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.  This is a picture of the consummation of the Holy Spirit into an individual that has opened their heart & given their whole heart unto Jesus Christ.  The body of Christ is so extremely fractured today that it isn’t even funny and is filled with ministers of “lying divination” = Ezekial.  The letters to the 7 churches in the book of Revelation really depicts today’s events with all the churches today.  Just as in with the rest of the world, the churches are filled with both believers & unbelievers; & some of the unbelievers within the churches need to self-examine themselves to see if they are actually of the faith & not believing in a different gospel or a different Jesus.  Satan is the author of confusion, not God.

Growing up, there are some controversial doctrinal concepts that has always made sense to me.  Some include: eternal security, age of accountability, predestination, and others.  For various reasons, I received all my teaching from scripture from the Holy Spirit only.  Growing up and the majority of my life, I was never part of the “click” crowd.  My reading comprehension as a child royally stunk, and because of that, I preferred listening to the sermons instead of going to children’s church.  And, believe it or not, I understood & understood them well. But one day, the Lord convicted me to stop being dependent upon commentaries & sermons.  I didn’t listen at first, so just like any parent to a child, received a “whoopin” from the good Lord & HE helped me to lose all my commentary Bibles and made it happen to where I didn’t have access to televised preachers.  I thank HIM so much for that.  It forced me to read His words only and receive teaching from only HIM.  Back to the doctrinal concepts, I never understood why those concepts were so controversial until I got older & became more learned of abiding in HIS word only.  Part of the reason is because what the Lord has allowed me to witness & experience.

Before I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord & savior and having my life long journey of a personal relationship with HIM, I remember waking up one afternoon as a young child from a nap in my mother’s & father’s bedroom.  I can’t remember exactly how long this day was BEFORE I had accepted Christ, but there was a time span between this day and the day I gave my life & heart over to HIM.  When I woke up, I was confused and disoriented and felt something missing from me.  I left my parents’ bedroom & entered into the living room where my mother was curling my sister’s hair with paper rolls for church the next morning.  I spoke to my mother & sister, but I was still disoriented and even had to ask them their names.  I knew who they were and that they were important to me.  I knew that they loved me as well, but I was still disoriented as to why I felt something missing in my soul.  I reacquainted myself with my family and allowed my mother to curl my hair as well with the paper curlers.  I could tell & feel the love that they had for me, but it was not the same of what I was looking for.

One of the most marvelous gifts that God can give, is the gift of memory.  Satan can use your memories to cause you to doubt and set forth stumbling blocks and hinder your walk with Christ; but God gives us our memory of HIS saving grace to shove it in front of the Devil’s face to make him flee.  Praise God.

Before I further my testimony, recall the earliest memory that you have.  Most people can only remember as far back as when to sometime in their childhood.  My waking up disoriented was NOT my first memory.

John 1:9 King James Version (KJV)    (Jesus = The WORD) That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

This is another passage of scripture that has always made sense to me.  I remember listening to a sermon where it was expressed that no-one could really explain this passage truly.  Many good commentaries of course, but not truly explain this passage well.  I happened to be reading Song of Solomon when I heard that expressed within the video sermon.  I may not be able to express it well, but when I heard that, God convicted me to write this very testimony.

Matt 18:18-20 KJV = 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

All the way back to Genesis when God created Adam & Eve, they were made perfect.  We don’t know the exact timing of when they were created to they day they sinned.  They dwelt with God in paradise and was given the command to not eat of the tree of knowledge of good & evil.  There was a span of time when they walked with God & one day they were given a clear choice of whether  to continue to walk with God or not.  Adam & Eve eat of the tree of knowledge of good & evil.  God’s perfect creation chose to not follow & abide in HIM when they sinned.  This in turn exposed their nakedness: their physical nakedness & the nakedness of their adulterated hearts.  They “left their first love” and followed the god of self.  Even in the beginning, it required a sacrifice to cover their nakedness of their bodies & their hearts, as evidenced by being clothed with animal skins to atone them from their sin.  This also shows where they repented and followed God again.   They left their god of SELF and found their “first love” again.

 

My first memory was actually in my mother’s womb.  The actual physical details are not what I remember the most.  While present there, there was a great love & peace present.  There was peace & joy that surpasses all understanding.  I can also remember after that, suckling on my mother’s bosom as an infant.  That same peace, joy, & great love was still there = that surpasses all understanding.  I could feel the love from my mother, but it was not the same as that GREAT love I knew & could feel.  God’s presence was with me in the womb.  God’s presence was with me when I was suckling, but I couldn’t feel it that one afternoon when I woke up disoriented.

I am unsure if I had truly reached the age of accountability that day, but that Sunday, when I gave my life to Christ, I found “my first love” AGAIN, like Adam & Eve did when their nakedness was covered with the animal skins.

Romans 8:27-30 = 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

predestinate

PREDES’TINATE, a. Predestinated; foreordained.

PREDES’TINATE, v.t. [L. proedestino; proe and destino, to appoint.

To predetermine or foreordain; to appoint or ordain beforehand by an unchangeable purpose.

 

All predestination is = is talking about God’s plan for mankind. 

 

He knows each and individual ever born & to be born.

He ordained an unchangeable plan how each person can be “conformed” into the image of Christ (being born again).

So that Jesus can be the “firstborn” of many people.

Salvation is a free-will choice.  God isn’t going to make that decision for you to love Him.  If He did, everyone would be ROBOTS and it wouldn’t be genuine love.

 

John 14:29

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

 

 

Song of Solomon 2:4  He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

I can’t explain it.  But Christ is the light that lighteth EVERY MAN in the earth.  When I was in the womb, I can remember seeing light.  Granted, it could have been physical light, but that peace & understanding was present at the same time.  Everyone’s calling unto salvation differs in length and I praise God that mine was not that long.  We are made perfect in the womb & dwell with God like Adam & Eve in the garden.  Then at some point, understanding is finally reached that gives a clear choice of whether to continue to dwell with God or serve the god of SELF.  Once that happens, Christ begins knocking at the door saying, “let me in, let me in.”
Song of Solomon 3:1-4 King James Version (KJV)

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Just that short time looking for Him, was awful.  Christ sealed me that Sunday with the Holy Spirit & I’m a child of God.   I am a child of the KING.

Even when John the Baptist was in the womb, leaped at the presence of Jesus.

Luke 1: 41 =And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

For the longest time, I didn’t make much mention of my testimony of prior to salvation; but who can you tell some of your deepest part of yourself?: your spouse.  I explained to my husband about my testimony, and you know what? He can remember being birthed.  That same exact peace was present with him as well.  The only difference between myself and him, is that his calling unto salvation was longer than mine.  He was apx 35 years old when He accepted Christ with full faith for salvation.

Luke 18:16 = But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Despite what some people believe, there will NOT be infants and little children in hell.

Romans 8:17 = And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

We are commanded to have that UNCONDITIONAL child-like faith.  Follow HIM (Jesus) whithersoever he goes.

CALLING UNTO SALVATION (1828 Noah Webster) = To call forth, to bring or summon to action; as, to call forth all the faculties of the mind. = TO SUMMON OR TO BECKON.

BECK, v.t. (1828 Noah Webster) = To call by a nod; to intimate a command to; to notify by a motion of the head.

CALLIING UNTO SALVATION is Jesus coming & knocking at the door of your heart. Rev 3:20 KJV = Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
IF WE DO NOT OPEN THAT DOOR OF OUR HEARTS & LET HIM ENTER IN = THERE IS NO SALVATION.
Jeremiah 29:13King James Version (KJV)
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

THE ONLY WAY TO LET JESUS COME IN IS IF WE GIVE OUR ENTIRE HEART OVER TO HIM WITH FULL COMMITMENT OF OURSELVES & TRUSTING SOLELY UPON HIM & NOT OF OURSELVES.

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

BEING SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE OF EVERLASTING LIFE & UNTIL THE DAY OF REDEMPTION IS FOREVER.

sealed
SE’ALED, pp. Furnished with a seal; fastened with a seal; confirmed; closed.

THE SEAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A KINGLY SEAL & IS ALSO REPRESENTED IN THE SONG OF SOLOMON, AFTER THE CONSUMMATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT INTO THE BELIEVER. THE SEAL OF A KING CAN NEVER BE BROKEN & THEREFORE =

= Ephesians 4:30b
…the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Despite the fact that scripture vindicates this, it is because of my testimony alone that I know without a shadow of doubt that the Eternal security gospel, the age of accountability, & predestination are true.

Our journey does not begin when Christ starts knocking on the door of our hearts, it begins when HE creates us – like Adam & Eve.  Broad is the way to destruction.  Jesus rejoices for finding one lost sheep greatly, because they have returned unto HIM.

= AMEN