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If you have entered into covenant with the Almighty through the instructions (Torah) in his word, you have received of his Spirit. That Spirit is known in Scripture as the Spirit of Truth. He is God and he promises to lead us into ALL truth. If you haven't or do not know what God's covenant in the blood of Messiah is all about, we will gladly share those instructions with you so that as many of us as possible can prepare for the coming time of great trouble. There is true hope in these times, and it is all in knowing what YHVH has to say about all that is happening in the present-day world. We invite you to fellowship with us.
Francisco & Rosa Luna
We see the inability of denominationalism to reach a real unity that is not based on compromise, and we still cannot bring ourselves to believe that God did not establish that paradigm. I do not speak of one denomination or another. I am not even referring to the denominational religious community exclusively; because there are non-denominational, interdenominational, and fringe groups that follow the same model regardless of what monikers they use to try and distance themselves from the errors of denominationalism.
But the errors are not within the paradigm; the error is the paradigm. There is a whole other faith that has been parading itself as the true faith for over 1600 years while doing all within its power to hide the real faith for fear that its own precepts would be exposed as the lies that they are by the truth of God. But we, the believers, are to blame today for its continuance. We have all the necessary tools within our reach and yet continue to adhere to doctrines, traditions, and ideologies that serve to only confuse. The saddest part of all is that the truth is not that difficult to understand when we come to it as little children and deny our own pride and fear.
100 years ago, people stood at a crossroads and made a decision as to whether they would honor God's word and proclaim and obey the need for repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus according to the word given on the day of Pentecost, the day the Spirit of God came to live in His people. That day is given to us in Acts 2 as the day that people first spoke in tongues because they were given utterance as the Spirit willed. What a significant day, and yet, for more than 1500 years, at the turn of the last century, people had been practicing a formula for baptism that was never used by any of the apostles in the Scriptures or any of the congregations up to 325 AD when that formula was invented at the infamous Council of Nicaea. Those who practice this formula usually respond in one of two ways. 1: Baptism is only symbolic 2: God doesn't care about this subject.
I learned many years ago, beginning as a young man of 24 years of age that God never uses words in vain or contradicts himself. I learned that all his precepts are true and perfect; and that all his judgments are righteous. I also learned that God is not the author of confusion but of peace. That started me on a journey to discover how his precepts fit together beginning from the one given on the day of Pentecost and moving slowly towards understanding the picture formed by those precepts as a whole. It has taken Father 35 years to get me here, and only by his grace am I even where I am today. To those who would say, "impossible" I would ask that they tell me what the Scripture means when it says, "We have the more sure word of prophecy; unto which you do well to remain attentive as unto a torch that lights up a dark place, until the day dawns, and the star of the morning arises in your own heart." (2Pet. 1:19)
The reason more people don't study the Bible more often is because they have been duped into living a Christian experience based on a two-class religious system where the few manipulate the many through a hierarchical structure. Guess where that concept came from? People just don't get the idea that God is promising through Scriptures like this one to bring us to a place of deep understanding if we just focus on his word. To those of you who just got that deer-in-the-headlights look and are asking, "How will we know?" I am saying to you that God meant exactly what he said when he told us that "The Spirit of Truth will lead you into all truth." (JN 16:13)
I am telling you that the remnant is moving on to the next level of understanding and that level will require that we trust him more, not less. If we cannot or dare not venture beyond the flawed and dysfunctional precepts set forth by the Strong Delusion, we will surely be sorely disappointed as our hope because it has been edified on nothing less than sand. Faith and assumption are not equal. Faith builds its house on the solid rock of truth; while assumption builds it house on the shifting sand of hearsay.
So I here and now declare myself innocent of your blood if you are lost forever for having preferred to honor traditions over the truth of God. The Scripture still says, "One Lord, one faith, one baptism." (Eph. 4:5)
100 years ago, people stepped out in faith to believe something that transformed the face of Christianity. It was not just the speaking in tongues that upset the dry denominations of that era. It was the fact that a doctrine that had been en force for 1500 years was being challenged. And yet, Father honored that step because it was he who was issuing the challenge in order to bring forth the latter rain. At this point, the harvest is almost ready to be gathered. All that is lacking is for the body to become one in faith and knowledge. (Eph. 4:13) The most ironic part of all this is that the discovery made 100 years ago was one that the book of Hebrews calls, "the elementary principles of Christ." This means that those who were unable to believe even those principles will surely never understand the advanced or deep precepts either. You see beloved, we have been told from times of old:
(Pro 1:7) "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
And we forget that it says, "My people perish for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)
I would ask all those who profess to be in Christ, "Do you have the name of God written on your forehead? If you can't answer that, perhaps there's more to this faith thing than emotion. I leave you with those thoughts. Your comments or questions are welcome.
Francisco G. Luna
Dvar Emet Ministry