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.. « Homeless Prophets » in Conflict with a Church Ministry Team

.. The Absence of « New Testament » Prophets in the Christian Church Society

.. The Two « New Testament Commandments » of Jesus Christ

.. Christ's Sending « THE COMFORTER » who is « THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH »

.. « THE SPIRIT » of « Calling Out » is .. NOT .. the New Testament [ GIFT ]

.. SUMMARY STATEMENT OF CONCLUSION


September 25, 2011

Pastor John,

We ( Michael and Renee´ ) have not met you; however, in February & March of 2009 we met a Ministry Team at the Homeless Shelter in Heartland, who .. we understood .. were representing your “Contemporary Traditions Church”. They were Buddy .. and Kenton .. and Kentner .. and a younger man. The two Kents were .. we understood .. to be in chicken farming. At that time, we ( Michael and Renee´ ) were homeless, living at the Heartland Shelter; and, for one month, we were assisting Tabitha, functioning as management helpers of the Heartland Shelter.


The reason for this contact with you is that we have felt a .. COMPELLING .. by the Spirit of the « “living “ » God .. Jesus Christ .. to make this contact and to give our report. We were, at that time, ordained, by the « Spirit of Holy Life », as Church Prophets, as we remain to be so ordained this day! Our stature of being homeless, two and a half years ago, appeared .. to some .. to be an anomaly of contradiction, to our testimony of being active Church Prophets; for, it seems, that men of the World do .. NOT .. correlate Christians of « true » Faith to be homeless .. moneyless .. and jobless; but instead, being homeless has the stigma of being a condition that accompanies a lifestyle of laziness or financial imprudence, or possibly attributed to addictions .. alcoholism .. or mental disorders. Being homeless is rarely associated with Christian discipleship, .. of « truly » following Jesus Christ, .. in an obedience to a « “living” » God; whereby, such disciples might be subjected to a Divine Process of Faith Trials, or a Self Sacrificing Walk of Priestly Intercession, .. as a testimony to the World!



We testify that we .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .. were brought, by God, to a condition of our own homelessness as a course of our following Jesus Christ. This, we testified to your Ministry Team, who would visit the Heartland Shelter weekly. Your Ministry Team responded to us with a skeptical caution, perhaps even crossing over to blatant disbelief, mirroring .. exactly .. what Worldly oriented men may conclude from spiritually darkened minds! We had hoped for more of a scriptural recognition, of « true » Christian Faith, from a Christian Ministry Team; however, our report of having a Christian purpose in ( Self Sacrificing Homelessness ) seemed to not trigger [ ANY ] familiar identity with them! This is .. the very core of reason .. for this .. SPIRITUAL COMPELLING .. to contact you, two and a half years later.


We are .. NOT .. simply whining and complaining to you about how somebody misunderstood our representation of Divine Order, because of our temporal condition of being homeless. For, it seems, that God .. THE FATHER OF JESUS CHRIST .. has an appointed message to present to you, of a quite serious matter; and, it so seems, that our contact with your Ministry Team, in early 2009, was a strategic event of « TRIAL » for your Ministry Team, which transfers .. by association .. to yourself. The « Doctrine of Faith » that you preach .. teach .. and impart, to your Church followers, has become publicly observable as a « Church Spirit ~ Manifestation »; and that « Church Spirit ~ Manifestation » was openly exposed to be in variance from « New Testament ~ ( Zoë ) », by the intersection of our two conflicting « Church Doctrines »!


Obviously, you have had two and a half years, after our contact with your Ministry Team, to awaken to your shortcomings of « Doctrine Construction and Spirit »; and therein, to make adjustments in your preaching .. teaching .. and impartations! And so it seems, that by God's enlisting us, .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .. as ( HIS ) appointed messengers of Prophets' Gifts and Authority, that such necessary observations / awakenings / and corrections have .. NOT .. occurred within this last two and a half years of your Church Ministry. You may desire .. to attend to .. these words of « New Testament ~ ( Zoë ) ». Or, maybe you won't!


We .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .. understand .. very well .. the common skepticism of the mainstream Church community toward contemporary Prophets, as a .. New Testament ~ Manifestation .. that characterizes the « Dôma ~ Gift » of Jesus Christ's « ( Zoë ) ~ Life »! And, we are sincerely not intending to condescend to you; however, the resistance to God's Methodology and Kingdom Order has been so blatantly exaggerated as a common condition of Church « “unbelief” », but more pointedly in .. your particular .. case; that, your negligence to notice these other scriptural matters of « New Testament ~ Deficiencies » indicts you .. implicitly .. that [ YOU ] clearly are missing the « Prophets' Gifts » in your Ministry efforts! So, by defaulted necessity, we are including .. this next passage .. of scriptural referencing, for your personal edification, so you may better assimilate .. the main message .. of this letter, which comes afterward!


THE ISSUE OF NEW TESTAMENT PROPHETS


It appears that a main purpose of God, in ( HIS ) directing us to submit ourselves to our own condition of homelessness, and therein; to present ourselves to a homeless shelter in Heartland, was for God to bring the subject matter of [ .. CHURCH PROPHETS .. ] to a Christian Ministry, particularly to you. Church Prophets have a particular quality of Divine function that other Church Ministries .. DO NOT .. have and .. CANNOT .. fulfill! Vitally important « Faith Components » will remain missing from the Christian believer when the Prophet's Ministry Gifts are .. NOT .. permitted into the body of Christ!


EPHESIANS 4:10-18 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some, APOSTLES; and some, PROPHETS; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For « the perfecting » of the saints, for « the work » of the ministry, for « the edifying » of the body of Christ: 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 .. ]: 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; But speaking the truth in love, « may grow up into him in all things », which is the head, even Christ: 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 of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not .. as other < Gentiles > walk .., .. in the vanity of their mind .., .. Having the understanding darkened .., .. being alienated from the life of God .. through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:


Unity of [ THE ] faith .. and knowledge .. Unto a [ PERFECT ] man .. of the fulness of Christ .. grow up into him in all things .. by that which every joint supplieth ..

This one scripture record brings the job characterization and promised effectualization of Apostles .. Prophets .. Evangelists .. Pastors and Teachers, noting that APOSTLES and PROPHETS have previously been defined to be .. FOUNDATIONS .. of the household of God, and .. NOT .. being extra throwaway parts, subject to men of lessor Gifts, which; Gifts, may be ruled over and controlled by a Gentile mind!


EPHESIANS 2:19-22 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are [ .. BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS .. ], Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together [ .. FOR AN HABITATION OF GOD .. ]« through the Spirit ».


This .. being built together .. BY THE SPIRIT .. is a factor of God's system of order, which; supersedes men of Gentile perception and reasoning; whereby, religious men of the Gentile mind set .. CANNOT .. control the process, nor invoke the process to occur while missing some of the component parts! The Apostles' and Prophets' Ministry Gifts are .. Divinely required .. to be continuously active Gifts in the Church Composition of Order; whereby, these Foundation Gifts .. PRECEDE / COME BEFORE .. the Evangelist Gifts, the Pastors' and Teachers' Gifts in the household of God! And, without these functioning Gifts in the Church system of Order, then; « The Particular Faith » of Jesus Christ is .. NOT .. understood nor practiced, .. the knowledge of Jesus Christ remains hindered and obscured, .. and the [ PERFECT ] man in Christ Jesus .. NEVER .. matures unto the fulness of Christ! The promised effect of God's Church .. CANNOT .. come to its fulfillment until the literal pattern, of Apostle and Prophet Foundation Gifts of .. ACTIVE MINISTRY PARTICIPATION .., are accepted by a humble Church body! This willfulness of ( Self Accepted Humility ) is .. REQUIRED .. before faith unity and knowledge in Christ, and; a .. SPIRIT EMPOWERED PERFECTION .. of the body in the fulness in Christ, .. CAN .. occur! This .. MUST NOT .. remain overlooked!

God has caused our record, of our Prophet's Ministry having been offered and made available as a .. SPIRITUAL HELP .., to come into your hands. Our report to you is an illustration of how God's messengers have been .. EVILLY MISTREATED .. and .. CAST OUT .. of a place professing to be a “CHRISTIAN MINISTRY and REFUGE”!


LUKE 11:45 - 54 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also. And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you! For « ye build the sepulchres of the PROPHETS, and your fathers killed them ». Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom of God, [ .. I WILL SEND THEM PROPHETS AND APOSTLES, AND SOME OF THEM THEY SHALL SLAY AND PERSECUTE: .. ] That the blood of « all the prophets », which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, [ .. IT SHALL BE REQUIRED OF THIS GENERATION. .. ] Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away « the key of knowledge »: ye entered not in yourselves, and « them that were entering in ye hindered ». And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: « Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him ».


So now, our admonition to you is for you to seek God's Kingdom .. [ FIRST ] .. and ( HIS ) righteousness in your own life, considering the contradiction of God's Son being entitled to Divine Life without end, and yet; how ( He ) endured .. DEATH .. for the benefit of others! Consider ( Him ) now, and remember ( His ) Commandments, of obedience unto ( Him ) and unto .. THE FATHER .. !


THIS .. NOW .. IS OUR REPORT

OF OUR TIME AND EXODUS FROM THE SHELTER


Your Ministry team would visit the Heartland Shelter .. usually .. every week, typically Sunday evening. We were able to have scriptural dialog with your team on these events, although our participation was cautious and reserved. We were typically .. NOT .. leading this discussion nor challenging their program, nor were we, in any manner, interfering with their dialog with others during these weekly events. We were mostly spectators, resigned to sit in the background until a particular discussion point of scripture might draw us into contributing a brief commentary. We were .. not .. trying to Evangelize / Correct / Argue with your Ministry Team; and in most regards we attempted to reinforce their scripture accuracies with our agreement. We tried to remain in the background and to limit our role in the dialog; however, it seemed that they began to more focus upon us .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .., in recurring weeks, as a pointed effort to Evangelize us!


Our report of being homeless, while simultaneously portraying Jesus Christ as our Lord, seemed to be a doubtful idea to Your Ministry Team, which seemed to be oriented .. quite thoroughly .. to the idea of homeless persons being .. always .. « dysfunctionally broken », .. « misguided », and « lost souls ». And, even after discussions with us, and hearing our agreement of scriptural recognition / acceptance and our personal faith, they seemed to .. NOT .. stray from that generalized homeless assessment of us.


At our last meeting event, we .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .. were the only attendees of their Sunday discussion. They then concentrated upon us with a laser like burning, pressing us with questions .. scriptural arguments, which we countered with scripturized answers along with our testimonial commentary. Then more questions .. and more scriptural arguments .. came, which we countered, and so on. Our report to them was obviously .. NOT .. satisfying their intentions of reproving us with their Pharisitical reasonings of « Christian Doctrine », for we .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .. understood each of their scripture references, as being familiar to us; and, we cleanly explained our views on these scripture points of reference with additional scriptural references.


During this back and forth bantering, we .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .. stated clearly that we had surrendered up our lives of ( Self Serving ~ Indulgences ), to honor God with our yielded vessels, allowing God's interests to prevail without our resistance, .. procrastination, .. or debate, in every matter of God's Will, even to our becoming penniless and homeless! Kenton seemed to become angered by our statements of Godly obedience, while yet we were homeless. He forcefully asked me ( Michael ):


.. “Are you .. standing before us .. with a claim that you obey God in all things, at all times, without exception? ..


At that moment I was actually seated across the table from this Kent. However, when he pressed me so strongly, that I was .. standing .. somehow in my testimony, as if I were a witness sworn to testify at my own trial, that I then .. actually .. stood up to answer him. And, I addressed the Ministry Team face to face with a clear statement, that:


.. “I and Renee´ hear the voice of the « “living” » Spirit quite well; and, we .. both .. have obeyed God's Will for our lives, even to the measure of surrendering up [ ALL ] unto the sake of Jesus Christ, .. even yielding to God's Will for us to be penniless and homeless, .. while yet praising God in our state of having Divine fellowship, .. unto our partaking of the « ZOË » of Jesus .. God's Holy Son” .. !


Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, « he cannot be my disciple ».

Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, « cannot be my disciple ».

Luke 14:28-30 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and « was not able to finish ».

Luke 14:31-32 Or [ .. what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand .. ]? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, « he cannot be my disciple ».

Luke 14:34-35 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? [ .. IT IS NEITHER FIT FOR THE LAND, NOR YET FOR THE DUNGHILL .. ]; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.


Our viewpoint was about .. OUR TOTAL COMMITMENT .. and not our dabbling with Christian Faith! We believe that a soberly honest acceptance of Jesus Christ's Holy Words is required of professing Christians.


So, having made our statement, I sat down again to wait for their response. All of your Ministry Team, by each name, .. openly admitted to us in this meeting .. to their disobeying God, whenever they .. individually .. knew God's direction for their lives would be hard for them to live with. Somehow they were attempting to shame us for our lying; for their viewpoint presented an argument that [ NO ONE .. ACTUALLY ] obeys God to that measure; and, they were .. showing us .. true honesty and humility by their open declarations of disobedience to .. [ God's Known Will ] ..! They were visiting the « homeless » as an act of contrition, in their lifestyles of « Doctrinal Rebellion » to God!


Our .. ( Michael's and Renee´'s ) .. testimony .. openly contrasted with their testimony. Our two doctrines of « Christian Faith ~ Referencing » were set against one another in open discussion. Our discussion proceeded further on this course of « Obedience unto God », during which your Ministry Team reiterated how God's forgiveness covered their little indiscretions, somehow granting them a permitted grace to [ DISOBEY ] ( HIM ) with repeated lifestyle practices. This viewpoint .. certainly .. is a « Doctrine of Faith » within your Church Community! That meeting event ended less friendly than it started.


We were clearly .. NOT .. holding up to their expectation that they tried to confirm, that we were « ONLY » typical homeless persons .. « dysfunctionally broken », .. « misguided », and « lost souls ». But what happened next is a point of record, that is at the core of a « Doctrine Principle » of Christian fellowship, exposing a clear condition of your Ministry Team ~ mindset, and ergo of you!


Your Ministry Team attended Heartland Shelter meetings, monthly; and, at the next Board meeting, your Ministry Team presented accusation against us, pointedly undermining our credibility of helping homeless persons in matters of « Christian Faith ~ Referencing », and therein; hindering our ministry helps to other homeless persons, while we endured the affliction of our own homeless walk!


Previously, after we had lived at the Heartland Shelter for 30 days, as homeless residents, Missy, a Board member, invited us to meet with her and with Peter, her husband. She asked us for our testimony, which we gave; and she, subsequently, inquired of us whether we would / could be a Christian help to other shelter residents who were receptive to Christian faith encouragement. She had heard favorable reports about our Christian convictions! Missy testified to us that the Heartland Shelter was intended to Shepherd the homeless people of Heartland, in « Christian Faith », and; to not be restricted to only providing emergency life support. However, Missy felt that the previous shelter managers were strange in their managing methods, and; were .. NOT .. functional at all, as a ministry representation of « Christian faith ». And, Missy vaguely alluded to us, that other participating Church agencies were .. NOT .. received well by the homeless residents, indicating that their « Spiritual Helps », for whatever reasons, had not been effective.


Missy and Peter queried us about our perspective of homelessness and homeless person's spiritual needs; and further, what would be our approach to assisting homeless persons from a « Spiritual Helps » perspective? We stated our views of faith as being .. exceptionally .. dedicated to the Holy Bible; and that we do not fashion “pop” philosophies .. homespun fables .. or entanglements of Worldly Tradition .. in our own doctrine construction. We are .. very .. concentrated upon scripture foundations to our view of « Christian Faith »; however, we were emphatic that variations abound throughout the Christian culture; whereby, many views may be believed as Bible truth. Our perspective of a Christian Ministry, in a homeless shelter, was to [ NOT ] attempt to bully homeless persons with our personal ideology, nor punish them if they disagreed with our views. Also, our presentation of a homeless Shelter Ministry would .. NOT .. be hinging upon scheduled Church-like meetings, but; would be responsive to the residents' time of interest, being more spontaneous, informal, and available at [ ALL ] times.


Our conversation with this Board Member culminated with an event a few days later; wherein, Rhonda, the presiding President of the Board, offered to us a temporary status of replacing the previous shelter managers; whereby, we would receive only a symbolic stipend of pay, well under minimum wage, for attending to all shelter functions 7 days a week. We accepted and began to help homeless persons at unscheduled moments of spontaneous interest and inquiry. It was during this time, that we were postured to be .. hosts to visiting Ministries .., like your Ministry Team. Shortly after .. this particular .. Sunday meeting event with your Ministry Team, we were compelled to leave the shelter, still being homeless.



THE ISSUE OF YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY


The main purpose of God, in ( HIS ) directing us to submit ourselves to our own condition of homelessness, and therein; to present ourselves to a homeless shelter in Heartland, was for God to bring up the subject matter of « LIVING FOR GOD », as being .. an actual lifestyle .. of « TIMELESS » Christian discipleship!


Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies [ .. A LIVING SACRIFICE .. ], holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And [ .. BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD .. ]: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, « that ye may prove » what is that [ .. GOOD, and ACCEPTABLE, and PERFECT, WILL of GOD .. ] .


John 12:24-26 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. « He that loveth his life .. ( in this World ) .. shall lose it .. ( his life ) .. »; and « he that hateth his life .. IN THIS WORLD .. shall keep it .. ( his life ) .. unto life eternal ». « If any man serve me, let him follow me »; and « where I am, there shall also my servant be »: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.


Our report to your Ministry Team was centered upon a scriptural ideology of careful Bible inspection, and; not upon whimsical philosophies and unfounded theories! Your Ministry Team .. quite .. honestly .. could not recognize the « Spirit of Truth » within someone else; for, your entire team was functioning « WITHOUT » [ THE GIFT ] of « THE SPIRIT »! This is .. [ THE CORE PURPOSE ] .. in our contacting you!


John 14:15-21 [ .. If ye love me, « KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS » .. ].( And ) I will pray the Father, and [ .. he shall « GIVE YOU » another Comforter .. ], that he may abide with you for ever; Even « the SPIRIT of TRUTH »; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for « he dwelleth with you », and « shall be in you ». I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and « ye in me, and I in you ». [ .. He that hath my commandments, « AND KEEPETH » them .. ], he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and [ .. I will love him, and will « MANIFEST MYSELF » to him .. ].


Your Ministry Team had .. NOT .. correctly entered into this practice, of .. keeping the Commandments of Jesus Christ ..; and, we recognize this [ BECAUSE ] they had not [ THE GIFT ~ Promise ] of « THE SPIRIT »! This is the issue of .. obvious .. « Doctrinal Neglect » in your Church's posturing of Faith!


Herein is the Lesson of this Contact


We ( Michael and Renee´ ) regard the teaching of Jesus Christ, of the New Testament ~ Covenant, to have great value of highest importance, in ( His ) structuring the ordinances of Christian Faith. His Words of Life have established a .. focused priority of concentration .. upon ( His ) TWO COMMANDMENTS. This reference of TWO COMMANDMENTS is .. very much .. a necessary preface to assessing the « Faith practices » of [ ALL ] New Testament Believers.


All the Law and the Prophets


Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is [ .. THE GREAT COMMANDMENT IN THE LAW .. ]? 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. This is [ .. THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT .. ]. And the second is like unto it, [ .. THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF .. ]. .. « ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS » [ .. HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS .. ] .


We ( Michael and Renee´ ) are .. NOT .. simple minded in glossing over the faith discipline of obeying these two Commandments. The very measure of [ ALL ] thy heart, .. of [ ALL ] thy soul, .. of [ ALL ] thy mind, .. and [ ALL ] thy strength, [ .. included in Mark's reference .. ]; this [ ALL ] measure is an extraordinary concept of Divine requirement. [ ALL ] is required from the Covenant Believer in Loving God! Certainly we ( Michael and Renee´ ) acknowledge the commonality of Christian practices, in their [ PARTIALLY ] Loving God, in their [ MINIMALLY ] Loving God, in their [ VAGUELY & REMOTELY ] Loving God, and in their [ THEATRICAL PRETENTIONS ] of Loving God; so that, we truly comprehend .. the accepted norm .. throughout the Christian society, as being .. massively .. flawed, in the Church's gross neglect in .. NOT .. satisfying the First Commandment of God's Holy Son. Please consider this in your own reflection of faith.


Worshipping the Creature and not the Creator


Romans 1:18-19 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, « who hold the truth in unrighteousness »; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; « for God hath shewed it unto them ».

Romans 1:20-21 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that « they are without excuse »: Because that, when they knew God, « they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful »; « but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened ».

Romans 1:22-23 « Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools », And « changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image » made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Romans 1:24-25 Wherefore « God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts », to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: [ .. WHO CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE .. ], and « worshipped and served .. THE CREATURE .. more than the Creator », who is blessed for ever. Amen.


The common error, throughout the whole of the Christian culture, is that men, still functioning within a ( fallen ) mind of Gentile reasoning, have bulldozed through the Holy Scriptures with boldness of ( Self Assertive ) presumptions of Divine appointment. Such men, having been Created with Divine abilities of « Intellectual ~ Emotional ~ Sentience », pretend to « know » the scriptures. Through their Gentile mind sets of « Sentient Logic », ( fallen ) men « GLORIFY THEMSELVES »! By their practicing an « Intellectualized form of Religion », devoid of « Spiritually Empowered ~ ( Zoë ) », they have learned to worship « THE CREATURE » and not « THE CREATOR ». Such Religious men, .. of mainstream Christianity .., have denied of « THE CREATOR'S » Sovereignty of a « Spiritually based Methodology », and; have .. NOT .. obtained [ THE GIFT ~ Promise ] of « THE SPIRIT » of Jesus Christ's « ( Zoë ) ~ Life ». Such Gentile minded .. Religious men .. are still functioning with « non-Covenant » reasoning. They are .. still .. bound by [ THE CURSE ], and; do not recognize their own spiritual blindnesses and motivational bondages!


THE SECOND COMMANDMENT


Now, in discerning the clarity of the Second Commandment, we need to review the words of Jesus Christ, in ( His ) posturing a parable about .. the neighbor .. who is to be loved « as the self ».

The Ineffectual Priesthood


Luke 10:25-37 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, ant tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? How readest thou? And he answering said, [ .. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. .. ] And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, « willing to justify himself », said unto Jesus, « And who is my neighbour?» And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and « fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. » And by chance there came down « a certain priest » that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise « a Levite », when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But « a certain Samaritan », as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, « he had compassion on him », And [ .. went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in « OIL AND WINE », and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and « TOOK CARE OF HIM ». .. ] And on the morrow when he departed, [ .. he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. .. ] Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him « that fell among the thieves? » And he said, [ .. He that shewed mercy on him .. ], Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.


Jesus Christ .. God's Holy Son .. revealed mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, through parable ~ lessons. And even while Heaven's truths have Earthly parallels for referenced example, the principles of God's Kingdom still require ears for hearing deeper truths. We ( Michael and Renee´ ) acknowledge that Jesus Christ's portrayal of [ THE NEIGHBOR ] has been vaguely construed in the Christian Society to represent the ( flesh ~ life ) dimension of religion, confusing anyone having a ( flesh life ) crisis with being [ THE NEIGHBOR ] of this parable, and therein; missing .. the deeper truth .. that is [ THE REAL MESSAGE ]!


So, we are detailing this parable ~ message in Luke's Gospel, to bring forward .. the deeper perspective .. of Christ Jesus, for; New Testament Believers to have a better understanding of this Second Commandment.

ß.. The Lawyer .. In the Second Commandment, regarding the defining of the neighbor, the Master, .. the Christ of God .., was teaching a principle to a lawyer of « THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW ». This lawyer was trained, by « THE LAW », to know the Old Testament principles of this parable; and, in the confidence of his training, this lawyer was intending to ( Justify ) his own importance of ascended thinking by having his religious mastery reaffirmed by this Rabbi .. Jesus. But instead, this parable ~ lesson exposed the failure of men who lived according to « THE LAW »! A lesson to observe is that .. the Christ of God .. is .. NOT .. endorsing and upholding this lawyer's posturing of righteousness, because of his knowing the letter of « THE LAW ».


ß.. The ( Fallen ) Man .. This Earthly correlated story was told about « “A certain man < who > fell among thieves” ». What we need to recognize is that this « “Certain man” » had ( fallen ). In his falling, ( he descended ) from an elevated stature to a lower stature of the thieves. And, in this man's falling among the thieves, the thieves did to him what thieves do. They stripped him. They wounded him. They left him in a half dead condition, not caring that he might die. And, we are to see that the ( fallen ) man was damaged .. wounded .. as the result of his ( falling ) into a lessor state than where he was previously. A lesson to observe here is the warning to .. NOT .. ( fall ) from an ascended condition; for, the parable reveals a consequence will come upon those who ( fall ).


ß.. The Samaritan .. Now, in this story by the Master, .. the Christ of God .., « a priest » passed by the wounded and naked man, and so also did « a Levite », both of whom represented the intercessory caste of the « Old Testament Priesthood ». The inquiring lawyer, of « THE LAW », was hearing words that he identified with, probably being pleased with his familiarity of this terminology of « THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW ».


But, in this story, the « OLD TESTAMENT ~ PRIESTS and PRIESTHOOD CASTE of LEVITES » were being portrayed as ineffectual, uncaring, without interest of this ( fallen ) man's crisis, and not pleasing to God's expectation. The one person who comes along and fulfills this expectation of God .. in actuality .. is a Samaritan, a man from Samaria, a man who is .. NOT .. a Jew, and who is .. NOT .. representing the « Old Testament ~ Institution » of « THE LAW »! [ THIS ] is the strange twist of this story, exposing a hidden lesson about something that pleases God, which is .. NOT .. satisfied by « LAW KEEPERS ».


ß.. The Oil & Wine .. This Samaritan, being exemplified by .. the Christ of God .., exhibited compassion, dressed the wounds with « OIL and WINE », giving up his beast .. « his ride of convenience » .. to the ( fallen ) man, investing himself to care for this ( fallen ) man, and then expending his money as well, promising a longer care support, as it might be necessary for recovering this ( fallen ) man to his former state.


The « OIL and WINE » dressing is a symbolic representation of Spiritual terms, transcending the ( flesh ~ life ) dimension of religion, to correlate to other Bible ideas of God's Heaven. The « OIL » correlates to men's ( FAITH ), as a substance generated by « MEN'S SPIRIT »; and, the « WINE » is correlating to the Life of men's « SOUL », wherein men have « Intellectual / Emotional Sentience & Willfulness ». This Samaritan dressed the ( fallen ) man's wounds with the investment of his ( FAITH ) from his ( SPIRIT and SOUL ) that had been .. mysteriously .. committed to pleasing God, therein; bestowing a Godly love ~ compassion upon this ( fallen ) man. This « OIL and WINE » capacity, of a .. perfectly .. committed Samaritan ( SPIRIT and SOUL ), is [ THE ] .. implicit .. example of this parable, of what the .. correct .. loving of God would appear as.


ß.. The Thieves .. This Samaritan's compassion was .. NOT .. directed toward / distracted by giving comfort to the Thieves. [ THIEVES ] steal and wound. God's pleasure was not directed toward reforming the thieves, whose natural condition was being as thieves. God's pleasure was more concentric upon recovering the ( fallen ) man back to his ( PRE-fallen ) state. What was that ( PRE-fallen ) state that God was so interested in, .. that its loss would be so damaging, .. and; that it should be of interest in its loss and consequences, .. and also; that it should be ministered to unto restoration? This ( PRE-fallen ) state is the .. deeper message .. of this parable. This man's ( fallen ) condition, and his ( PRE-fallen ) state, is [ THE ] « pillar of reference » by .. the Christ of God ..; whereby, this parable was teaching about .. the deeper matter .. of New Covenant Life! The real theft of this parable was not the matter of a man's ( flesh life ), but was about the loss of Covenant Life; whereby, the [ THIEVES ] stole God's Covenant Life from someone who .. previously .. had known that Life and its core values of [ FAITH ]! The [ THIEVES ] stole God's Covenant [ FAITH ] from the ( fallen ) man, perverting his [ FAITH ], which brought about the conclusion of his nakedness and his wounding unto the threat of death! The Christ .. of God's Covenant Life .. was teaching, those who would hear, about holding onto [ FAITH ] of Covenant Life, and being wise to the [ THIEVES ] who can steal away men's [ FAITH ]. In this story, the work of the [ THIEVES ] was .. NOT .. being challenged / opposed / overcome by men of « THE LAW ». Such men were .. NOT .. champions of the « OIL and WINE » ministry; but, were shown to be completely ineffectual in coming to the aid of the damaged [ FAITH ] of the ( fallen ) man's [ SPIRIT and SOUL ].


ß.. The Neighborly Love .. This combination of « binding the wounds » with « OIL and WINE » is very emphatic upon ministering to the « Spirit and Soul » dynamics of the wounded .. ( fallen ) .. man. This parable is .. NOT .. about the ( flesh ~ life ) dimension of religion; but, is placing emphasis upon ( the inner realm ) of the human ~ Creature; wherein, this ( fallen ) man had been stripped of his [ FAITH ] and wounded in his [ SPIRIT and SOUL ], by thieves of [ FAITH PERVERSION ]. The Neighborly Love .. of this parable .. is Love provided by « the one » who has the peculiar .. Christ of God .. Love capacity, .. to discern this crisis to the inner man, .. to have compassion on the ( fallen ) man, to minister the .. correct and effectual .. « OIL and WINE » dressing, empowering the restoration of this ( fallen ) man back unto .. a Christ of God .. stature of Covenant Life.


ß.. As the Self .. This loving the neighbor .. “as the self” .. is posturing a qualification from the viewpoint of « The Self », whom has come to terms with zealously becoming dedicated toward loving God with the [ ALL ] measurement, and therein; becoming distinguished from practicing the Old Testament religion of enforcing « THE LAW »! This particular qualification of « The Self », and how « The Self » becomes defined, clarifies the unique dynamic of « “loving the neighbor” », within a qualified characteristic of « who » the neighbor is as well! The neighbor is the one who had arrived at this same .. Christ of God .. reference of Covenant Life [ FAITH ] as « The Self » has, having previously become ascended within a disciplined purpose of life; whereby, this ( fallen ) man, .. of this same Loving God with [ ALL ] reference .., has been qualified .. implicitly .. for this « OIL and WINE » ministry within the [ SPIRIT and SOUL ] dynamic.


We ( Michael and Renee´ ) clearly recognize that the parable ~ application of “loving thy neighbor” is more restrictively intended for direction at the [ FAITH and LIFE ] qualities of other ascended men, some of whom may have ( fallen away ) from this ascendency by the [ FAITH PERVERSION ] of thieves. This « restrictive » posturing has reinforcement of words from .. God's Holy Son .. .


John 17:05-10 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. [ .. I have manifested thy name « UNTO THE MEN WHICH THOU GAVEST ME OUT OF THE WORLD »: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and « they have kept thy word ». .. ] Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For « I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me »; and « they have .. RECEIVED .. them », and have known surely that I came out from thee, and « they have .. BELIEVED .. that thou didst send me ». [ .. I PRAY FOR THEM .. ]: [ .. « I PRAY .. NOT .. FOR THE WORLD », but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. .. ] And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.


This prayer of Jesus Christ is .. concentric .. upon the men / the disciples who .. THE FATHER .. gave to ( Him ). Jesus Christ .. peculiarly .. is .. NOT .. focused upon [ THE WORLD ] and all of the « lost » souls of [ THE WORLD ]! This prayer vigil is upon a limited group of men who were « Given » the Words of Life, .. who then « Received » those Words with proper faith, .. and who « Believed » that Jesus was sent .. in truth .. from .. THE CREATION FATHER ..! These men satisfied a particular criterion that included them into an exclusive category of prayer, .. of exceptional caring, .. of Divine Oversight, .. that distinguished them as .. NOT .. being of the generalized population of [ THE WORLD ]! They were .. absolutely .. regarded by God, and ( HIS ) Holy Son, as being within a set apart .. sanctified .. ascended stature of identity. This is, we believe, to be [ THE ] careful reference by which Jesus Christ is characterizing [ THE NEIGHBOR ], who justifies the extending out of « Agape ~ Love », with its endowed capability of this « OIL and WINE » caring!


We ( Michael and Renee´ ) understand that this « restrictive » perspective, also being reflective of [ Divine Predestination ], is contrary to the mainstream viewpoint of Christian « philosophy »; but, conversely, we charge that this particular Commandment has been commonly distorted; and by this distortion, the Christian society has been .. misdirected .. into believing in an unqualified, Worldly Minded ~ Kindness, as their viewpoint for this Godly Love. The Church Society has adopted the [ THIEVES ] of common Worldliness into their design for Neighborly Love, supplanting this « restrictive » intention of the Second Commandment; whereby, the Church has lauded itself as being the champion .. of mercy .. of gracious acceptance and reconciliation .. of .. [ ALL ] men, of .. Antichrist .. Evil Minds, who Love .. NOT .. God at all, and; who are totally preoccupied with ceaseless, and unrepentant, trafficking in all manner of lusting pursuits! This wrongful directing of Christian faith has been obscured to traditional Church men who have come to believe that their Christian Mission requires them to immerse themselves into the World of the [ THIEVES ]. Even their immersion into the culture, of [ LYING PERVERSIONS ], has become a seducing entrapment of « CHRISTIAN FAITH », in Church men's attempt to [ SAVE ] some of the [ THIEVES ]. And, the common result has been that the Church Society has been stripped of its « FAITH HOLINESS »; whereby, the ( SPIRITS and SOULS ) of ( fallen ) Church men have been wounded « unknowingly », and left for dead!


Our overview of this parable screams .. LOUDLY .. that these Two Commandments from Jesus Christ have .. NOT .. been universally translated .. correctly .. to the Christian Society; and therein, these Two New Testament Commandments have .. NOT .. been satisfied as a basic Church qualification! Consequently, we ( Michael and Renee´ ) are steadfast in keeping this record clear, in our upholding a proper understanding of these primary qualifications of ( Right Christian Faith ~ Truths ), and not allowing [ LYING ~ PERVERSIONS ] to interfere with these principles, in their obstructing [ THE NEW TESTAMENT GIFT ~ Promise ] of « THE SPIRIT »!


THE TWO COMMANDMENTS OF CHRISTIANITY


This extended detailing of the Two Commandments of the New Testament is .. very much .. an important linkage in better clarifying the experience of true Christian « Spirituality ».

A Point of Inquiry


Mark 12:29-34 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 all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [ .. There is none other commandment « GREATER » than these .. ].

Mark 12:32-34 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, [ .. Thou art « NOT FAR » from the kingdom of God .. ]. And no man after that durst ask him any question.


ß.. In notation to Mark's report, he recorded that .. “Thou art « NOT FAR » from the Kingdom of God” .. . Mark is indicating that practicing these two Commandments of Jesus Christ .. correctly .. sets the Covenant Believer in [ THE ] right posturing of faith, but doesn't actually complete the entrance into the Kingdom of God. Something else is .. STILL .. required!


Resulting Evidence of Keeping the Commandments of Jesus Christ


John 14:15-21 [ .. If ye love me, « KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS » .. ].( And ) I will pray the Father, and [ .. he shall « GIVE YOU » another Comforter .. ], that he may abide with you for ever; Even « the SPIRIT of TRUTH »; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for « he dwelleth with you », and « shall be in you ». I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and « ye in me, and I in you ». [ .. He that hath my commandments, « AND KEEPETH » them .. ], he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and [ .. I will love him, and will « MANIFEST MYSELF » to him .. ].


We ( Michael and Renee´ ) would point out the declared report of John, that signifies a Covenant response from God's Holy Son, and from ( His ) Father, for such believers who will .. in truth .. keep the Two Commandments of the New Testament ~ Covenant. This promised response is the [ .. GIVING .. ] of a Spirit from God, [ THE ] « Spirit of Truth », who will dwell [ IN ] the Covenant person .. the diligent Guardian who keeps the Commandments of Christ .., therein; bringing comfort to such true believers, as an indwelling presence of Divine confirmation. But then also, Jesus, God's Holy Son, promises to « MANIFEST » ( Himself ), as a conscious presence to the Covenant Believer.



So, We ( Michael and Renee´ ) are bringing emphasis to this extraordinary promise of Covenant experience that confirms those who love God and who love the « qualified description » of a Covenant neighbor, in the .. correct .. posturing intended within the New Testament ~ Covenant. Contrarily, those persons who have whimsically crowned themselves with pious certitude, that they love God and their neighbor according to the Commandments of Jesus Christ, but who have not .. actually .. experienced these awesome promises of the New Testament ~ Covenant; such persons are exposed in their lies of flawed religious ~ faith.


Herein is the « Follow Up Lesson » about « The Spirit » that Men Feel


There is a common confusion throughout the Christian community regarding [ THE NEW TESTAMENT GIFT ] of « THE SPIRIT ». Most, if not all, professing Christians have conferred upon themselves the adoption of God's Spirit, as a generalized promise, which; .. they believe .., that God has defaulted to [ ALL ] manner of Christian pretensions. What we ( Michael and Renee´ ) have come to observe, is that the true evidence of « Holy Spirit ~ Baptism » does .. NOT .. follow and confirm [ MOST ] professing Christians. That would include your Ministry Team of “Contemporary Traditions Church”!


John 6:44 [ .. No man can come to me, except « THE FATHER » which hath sent me « DRAW HIM » .. ]: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. [ .. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned « OF THE FATHER » .. ], cometh unto me.

John 6:64- 66 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. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that [ .. « NO MAN » can come unto me, except it were « GIVEN UNTO HIM OF MY FATHER » .. ]. From that time « many of his disciples » went back, and « walked no more with him ».



What we .. ( Michael and Renee´ ) .. have come to understand is that many professing Christians .. DO .. experience a presence of God, .. a « CALLING OUT » by God, .. a witnessed « SPIRIT » of .. THE FATHER .., but .. NOT YET .. [ THE NEW TESTAMENT GIFT ] of the Son of God. Many such professing Christians have .. NOT YET .. met God's Holy Son, nor have they .. actually .. entered into the « New Testament ~ Covenant » of Jesus Christ. But, they .. have felt .. a drawing, to the Son, by .. THE FATHER OF CREATION .., who continues, .. and CONTINUES, .. and CONTINUES to « CALL THEM OUT »! Many of them, feeling this « Calling Out », study the scriptures, learning the principle methodologies of .. THE FATHER .., recorded in the Old Testament. Many do not actually feel this « Calling Out »; however, they are socially compelled .. by others .. to go along with a Religious appearance of agreement; and, they do .. NOT .. actually study the Holy Bible at all! But, a Religious ideology has flourished .. commonly .. that claims that [ ALL ] who feel this « Calling Out » are accepted .. by universal default of this feeling .. into the « New Testament ~ Covenant », without further obligation to .. THE FATHER OF JESUS CHRIST .., without accountability to learning .. THE FATHER'S WAYS.., without discipline unto the Faith of Jesus Christ .. ( or ) without requirement of upholding Jesus Christ's Commandments!


Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; « but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven ». Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? [ .. And then will I profess unto them, « I NEVER KNEW YOU »: depart from me, ye that work iniquity .. ].


Those who do study the scriptures, learning the principle methodologies of .. THE FATHER .., obtain some orientation to Covenant elements; but, by their .. NOT .. actually having been baptized into [ THE NEW TESTAMENT GIFT ] of « THE SPIRIT », they are handicapped by this apparent separation from God's « New Covenant ~ Holy Life ». And, being bound up in a « spiritual captivity », out side of their reach to manipulate control of gaining [ THE NEW TESTAMENT GIFT ] of « THE SPIRIT », they remain as ( fallen ) men, still functioning within bonds of [ THE CURSE ] of « Tree of Knowledge ~ Reasonings », having remained unchanged in their [ SIN ] motivations, still enslaved to « abiding spirits » .. of darkness and self deception .. .


These professing Christians continue to be tormented with [ SINFUL COMPULSIONS ] / [ BEHAVIORAL ADDICTIONS ] / [ UN-CHRISTLIKE LIFESTYLES ], being overruled by « Devil Spirits » who still remain within their flesh body – tabernacles, who will .. continue to abide .. within their flesh body – tabernacles until they become delivered from such a ( fallen ) state of bondage. Such professing Christians .. MUST .. satisfy the Two Commandments of Jesus Christ; and, when they finally qualify .. in truth.., they will be [ SENT ] [ THE NEW TESTAMENT GIFT ] of « THE HOLY SPIRIT »! Until that event occurs, such professing believers remain entangled within their many Gentile constructs of religious dogma, as ( unchanged ~ fallen ) men!


John 16:07 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, « the Comforter » will not come unto you; but if I depart, « I will send him unto you ».

John 16:08 And when he is come, [ .. he will reprove the world « OF SIN », and « OF RIGHTEOUSNESS », and « OF JUDGMENT » .. ]: « OF SIN », because they believe not on me; « OF RIGHTEOUSNESS », because I go to my Father .. ( whereby; « the Spirit presence » becomes « the exclusive proof » that Jesus was sent .. actually .. from, and returned back to, the CREATION FATHER ) .., and ye see me no more; « OF JUDGMENT », because the prince of this world is judged .. ( along with those who abide in his dominion of LIES ) .. .


This having, or not being sent, [ THE GIFT ] of « The Spirit ~ of Truth », is a confusion when the professing believers fail to observe, and honestly compare, their own .. actual .. experience of « spiritual posturing » to the scriptural description of [ THE GIFT ] of « The Spirit ~ of Truth ». We ( Michael and Renee´ ) have clearly recognized a line of separation between believers having [ THE GIFT ] of « THE SPIRIT » sent from the prayer of God's Holy Son, and; the many professing believers who .. HAVE NOT .. [ THE GIFT ]. And, because this « ONE » scriptural reference of confirmation has been so obscured from professing believers, many have believed themselves to have « THE SPIRIT ~ GIFT », who .. absolutely .. do not!


The Comforter will reprove « THE WORLD » of [ SIN ] .. [ RIGHTEOUSNESS ] .. and [ JUDGEMENT ]. This reproving is a « reprimand or censuring » characteristic, carried and driven within the Holy Virtue of Divine Spirituality, of « Ultimate Creation Authority »! This reproving of « THE WORLD » is carrying a banner, .. is voicing this unique quality of standards, .. is presenting « TO THE WORLD » a Divine set of references; by which, [ ALL ] men shall be judged / comparatively measured / confirmed or denied in Salvation or Eternal Consequence of Damnation!


This characteristic of « REPROVING THE WORLD » is [ THE DEFAULT CHARACTER ] of « THE SENT COMFORTER », of the « SENT SPIRIT ~ GIFT »; so that, this « REPROVING THE WORLD » is .. absolutely .. experienced by [ EVERY ] « CALLED OUT BELIEVER », .. [ EVERY ] « CALLED OUT DISCIPLE », .. and [ EVERY ] « CALLED OUT CHURCH PASTOR ( or ) PROPHET ( or ) APOSTLE »! This « reprimand and censuring » characteristic, of « REPROVING » [ SIN ] .. [ RIGHTEOUSNESS ] .. and [ JUDGEMENT ], is [ THE ] baseline demeanor of [ THE SPIRIT GIFT ]!


This « REPROVING » quality, of [ THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH ], may seem to be a confrontational characteristic that contradicts the « Worldly ~ Church Viewpoint » of universally loving / accepting / embracing [ ALL ] men, of .. Antichrist .. Evil Minds, who Love .. NOT .. God at all, and; who are totally preoccupied with ceaseless, and unrepentant, trafficking in all manner of lusting pursuits, seeming to be a harsh and abrasive posturing to take within the enclave of Worldly environments and involvements! But, this is [ THE SPIRIT ~ CHARACTER ] that is [ SENT ], by .. THE CREATION FATHER .., to New Testament Believers, who .. in actuality .. love God!


For Christians to receive [ THE SPIRIT ~ OF TRUTH ], such Christians will .. assertively .. become soldiers in a war! “Friendship with the World is .. enmity .. with God”! And, to be the hosts of [ THE SPIRIT ~ OF TRUTH ], Christians .. WILL ABSOLUTELY .. become instruments of righteousness; whereby, their service to God's Holy Son requires of them to carry the demeanor of that [ SPIRIT ~ OF TRUTH ], to go about the business of « REPROVING THE WORLD »! This baseline characteristic was / and still is the core set of references by which we ( Michael and Renee´ ) function and continue to testify; ergo, this very letter has been prepared for your “Contemporary Traditions Church”!


John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, « but ye cannot bear them now ».

John 16:13 Howbeit [ .. when he, « THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH », is come, « he will guide you into all truth » .. ]: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: [ .. and he will shew you things to come .. ].

John 16:14 He shall glorify me: for « HE SHALL RECEIVE OF MINE, and .. SHALL SHEW IT UNTO YOU .. ».


SUMMARY STATEMENT OF CONCLUSION


The [ SPIRIT OF TRUTH ] “shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you”! Why could your Ministry Team .. NOT .. sense the brotherhood of our testimony, and « THIS ABIDING SPIRIT » within our disciplined walk? Apparently, your Ministry Team could .. NOT .. identify [ THIS DEFAULT CHARACTER ] of [ THE SPIRIT ~ OF TRUTH ], wherever they .. might .. encounter such a « Spirit »! [ THIS DEFAULT CHARACTER ] .. [ THIS STANDARDIZED « CORE » MOTIVATION ] .. of [ THE SPIRIT ~ OF TRUTH ], wherever [ THE SPIRIT WAS SENT ], did .. NOT .. RAISE THIER ATTENTION, nor did ( HE ) trigger their senses of awareness! They seemed to .. NOT .. sense [ ANYTHING ] about us .. personally .. other than the flesh circumstances of our homeless condition.


They seemed to .. NOT .. identify with us other than through your « Doctrine Structure » of learned presentation and dialog, which was driven toward « teaching us » your church ideology, as though we had no perspective of Scripture Truth and Life within ourselves! Your team was clearly condescending to us. And, when your Ministry Team complained about us to the Shelter Board, they .. again .. were clearly denying our credibility as Christian disciples, posturing us as being inferior to their superiority, and; our not having the Christian “correctness” that they portrayed themselves to possess .. singularly .., as « official » Church representatives. The [ SPIRIT OF TRUTH ] apparently .. did not .. show, to your team, that we ( Michael and Renee ) were of ( HIM ). It seemed to be progressively more .. and more .. apparent that [ THE GIFT ] of [ THE SPIRIT ~ OF TRUTH ] was .. NOT .. of their experience!


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