The Principle of Jesus (Sent 1/1/2010) “...Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” – Matthew 5:17
“...Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another: for he that loves his neighbour (who practices loving others) has fulfilled the law (relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements).” – Romans 13:8 AMP
“...Love works no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” – Romans 13:10
“...For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” – Galatians 5:14
“...if you fulfil according to the shalt love thy thyself, you do 2:8
the royal law scripture, Thou neighbour as well...” – James
“...A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another...” – John 13:35
“...By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments...” – 1 John 5:2
“...The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with and with
thy mind, and with
all thy heart, and with all thy
thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour is none other commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:29-31
as thyself. There
“...But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do...” – John 14:31
“...This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” – John 15:12-14
“...For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” – Romans 13:9
“...I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.” – 2 Corinthians 8:8
“...And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment..” – 1 John 3:23
“...And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loves God love his brother also...” – 1 John 4:21
Dearest folks... I ended the prior email with the fact that people scattered into all the world and began trying to live life on their own terms without requiring God’s help. They were not seeking for His help, in actual fact, in most cases they were deceived into seeing Him as a hindrance to their financial progress and decided to build individual towers to make a name for themselves (Romans 1:18-32/ Genesis 11:4). Nations established their governance, constitutions and ways of life on some lofty democratic ideal while Great Britain, USA as well as several other western countries established theirs’ on the written Word of God. Small wonder these are the most valuable currencies today (Psalm 33:12), and have suffered only to the extent that they have neglected their covenant with God. Little did they realise that He had already given them a Name which is higher than every other name (Philippians 2:9-11), and it is His good pleasure to give them the Kingdom which contains every blessing you could possibly desire (Luke 12:32).
This desire to go their own way instead of seeking the will of God gave birth to every conceivable philosophy and ideology that has done loads to steal, kill and bring destruction into the lives of men, enslaving ones who God ordained to rule as gods to die pitifully as men (Psalm 82:6&7). Man’s world began to revolve around himself individually and his sole purpose became to make all decisions and take all actions with a view to making his own lot better even if it meant depriving others of happiness and their liberty... Man was the only being God did not give man dominion over to control, oppress, and manipulate, but God gave man dominion over the resources of the earth to use in the service of man. These ideologies spawned all of the attitudes we still see prevalent today namely `them and us`, `me and my four`, `they caused it` etc.
While all these folks were going about trying to establish their own rules, God was laying out His Plan, His Way, His Blessing to our father of Faith Abraham, and subsequently to every other patriarch I mentioned in the previous emails and many more unnamed who you would sit together with at the marriage supper of the Lamb at the close of time... These would tell you... you know those times you were struggling and you did not know where help would come from... the Holy Spirit told me and I prayed... I gave money which empowered the minister of God to reach you with the Word of God that changed your life...
The terms of this Blessing covenant can be summed up in one word `Love`. We are not talking about the precarious feeling that seems to have taken hold of society today as the meaning of this word, but as with everything we need to go to God’s word for His definition:
“...And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And
love, that we walk after His commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it...” – 2 John 1:5&6
Apostle Paul gives us a broken down expose’ of what this Love entails:
“Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it (It pays no attention to a suffered wrong). It does not rejoice at injustice and
unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything (without weakening). Love never fails (never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end)...” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
If you feel this is a tall order, then consider Romans 5:5 “...God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us...”. This love is not the weak precarious feelings we have often imagined... This love will kill you if you try to hurt one of His covenant ones...
You want someone to love and care for you, why don’t you be that person... as you are seeing, your heart attitude and your finances are not separated but are one and the same... Jesus said where your treasures are, there will your heart be (Matthew 6:21/ Luke 12:34).
Now the terms of the covenant have been expressly written and packaged into the 66 books of the Holy Bible of which we all have a copy. We have witness from Peter the Rock of the New Testament church that this scripture is not of private interpretation, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit of God (2 Peter 1:21), and that it is an even more excellent word of prophecy than any prophetic vision or experience including his very vivid experience of Jesus transfiguration on the mountain, and actually seeing Elijah and Moses with Jesus, and hearing the audible voice of God. We have his witness that not even these experiences match up in authority to the written Word of God. This means that all prophetic experiences must line up with the written Word of God or be thrown out with the thrash... so Jesus appearing to me would have to confirm the Word of God as written or I will rebuke him as an unclean spirit in His name. He will always confirm His word in His appearances... notice what God tells Peter when he begins to marvel at this experience... “This
is my beloved Son, in Whom I am well
pleased, hear Him...” Matthew 17:5. Apostle John clearly helps us realise that Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1). He as well as his brother James both sons of Zebedee (nicknamed by Jesus sons of thunder - Mark 3:17) both experienced this event too, and we have great witness from them.
We have Apostle Paul’s witness that the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power (making it active, operative, energizing, and effective); it is sharper than any twoedged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and (the immortal) spirit, and of joints and marrow (of the deepest parts of our nature), exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12 AMP), we have the richest man in the world who ever lived, King Solomon’s witness that the commandment is a lamp; and the whole teaching (of the law) is light; and reproofs of discipline are the way of life (Proverbs 6:23 AMP), and his
dad, David the son of Jesse “...Your (God’s) Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn (an oath) and have confirmed it, that I will keep Your righteous ordinances (hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them)” (Psalm 119:105). We have joint witness from both Apostle Paul and David imploring us not to harden our hearts to God’s Word but mix it with faith (Psalm 95:7-11/ Hebrews 3&4), and we will be blessed in our
“...But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the (law) of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer (who obeys), he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience)...” James 1:25 AMP (This James was the Lord Jesus’ own physical brother, the son of Mary if you like it that way, and he was sharing from a well-spring of insight because he had the chance to see this in action all his life from birth...).
Our love would motivate us to keep out of financial debt (Paul - Romans 13:8/ Solomon - Proverbs 22:7/ Moses - Deuteronomy 28:12) work and seek work diligently, seek the Lord for ideas to prosper in business (Proverbs 8:12/ Deuteronomy 8:18), give our tithes faithfully, give over and beyond this to the expansion of the gospel (Zechariah 1:17), help the poor, share all good things with those who teach us in the Word (Galatians 6:6 AMP/ Philippians 4:15-17 AMP), and receive with a joyful heart so we can give some more... You say Temisan I don’t have anything to give now... you are eating now aren’t you... how? Jesus said “...how many loaves have ye?” Mark 6:38. We all know about the widow’s mite, which might I add was not a guideline for how much to give God, but a guideline in proportion of your resources... I know a man who started out giving a button from his shirt, today his giving dwarfs the entire annual revenues of countries... I have a friend who lives here in Edinburgh, and owns one of the most valuable pieces of real estate, and a lovely country home in the highlands yet he has never had what we would call a flash career (He was a printer by trade and did not even own his own business)... where could he accumulate enough money to acquire these good things... how? Faith, and receiving bruv, helping the poor which he has faithfully done for the last 30yrs... his colleagues are still queuing up to receive handouts from the Government, while he and his wife go for their lovely annual holidays to nice places (even more so now in the midst of so-called recession). The startling thing is he does not even know of this from the Word, it is just his nature to walk in love...
“...Let each one (give) as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver (whose heart is in his giving). And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient (possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation)”. – 2 Corinthians 9:7&8
I tell you, God is unwilling to do without my friend...
“Give, and (gifts) will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they measure you deal out (with on others), it
into your bosom. For with the
the measure you use when you confer benefits
will be measured back to you” – Luke 6:38
God wants to share with you insights and secrets the world has no clue about which would empower you to prosper as witnessed by Isaiah, Moses, and Solomon.
“....I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, Who calls you by your name...” – Isaiah 45:3
“...But you shall (earnestly) remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth,
that He may establish His covenant which He
swore to your fathers, as it is this day..” Deut 8:18
“...I, Wisdom dwell with prudence, inventions...” – Proverbs 8:12
We cannot cherry pick, and accept one part of the Holy Bible, God’s written Word, while rejecting other parts and expect to prosper, no more than we can treat the laws of our countries this way and expect to stay out of jail... We cannot merely study and teach God’s commandments neglecting to do them ourselves, no more than we can study and teach a cookery book, salivating at all the delicious meals in the pictures and not buy the ingredients and proceed to cook them for ourselves and our loved ones... We must commit ourselves to the keeping of the entirety of God’s written word. All 66 books are truly amazing... several authors who did not all know
each other, personally at least, all
It was authored by God peeps... saying the very same thing...
Thousands of years before some chaps from the scientific world were trying to figure out if the earth was round or flat, the prophet Isaiah knew by the Spirit of God the shape of the earth (Isaiah 40:22)... The same Isaiah who prophesied about every stage of our Lord Jesusâ€™ life in conjunction with Moses, and every other prophet in the book... God willing and His grace permitting, we will elaborate on the lifestyles of every one of these patriarchs in the Bible, and historical sources, and show their examples of faith and love we are admonished to follow (Hebrews 6:12).
Your brother In Christ, Temisan
“...You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavour? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father...” – Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:13 – 16) New Living Translation