I rightfully also do not approve of Christian adds selling any Christian Material.. or asking for donations from anyone. I also do believe we should have the faith for God to supply all that anyone needs freely to anyone who needs it. I do not believe in copyrights mostly being used to make money from the Gospel too by the still hirelings, prostitutes who also do clearly lack faith in God to provide.
(1 Tim 1:15 KJV) This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.(1 Cor 9:16 KJV) For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!The "Preacher." was one who proclaimed in public the master's message and he also was thus a "herald." One who dared not change the announcement because it was not his own and he had the responsibility only to proclaim it publicly and accurately.(Mat 4:17 KJV) From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.Almost immediately after His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His apostles with these further instructions. "And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem" (Luke 24:45-47).
Wherever they went, the apostles continued preaching that everyone "should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance" (Acts 26:20).(Mat 10:7 KJV) And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.(Rom 8:28 KJV) 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.28 F or 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.(Phil 1:12 KJV) But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;Preaching the Gospel, is not a valid alternative to also personally living it, not for any preacher even as well.(Mat 16:26 KJV) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?(Mat 16:27 KJV) For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.(Mat 7:22 KJV) 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? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.(Phil 1:20 KJV) According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.We must all still always in the presentation of the word Gospel only say what God says and in the way He does say it not the devil's or our way. for "we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord" (v 5). His preaching did not call attention to himself, like the "super apostles" who were subverting his reputation in Corinth (11:5). He lifted up Jesus Christ as the One who died for sins, rose from the dead, and now reigns as Lord.(Mat 10:27 KJV) What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.The true Gospel, word to be preached. The truth is that our own personal physical prosperity isn't now still what is set forth by God as any of His earthly priorities for any of us, but rather the priority of firstly our spiritual prosperity and also the priority of the furtherance of the Gospel of faith to others.Too many even Christian persons, persons in the Ministry now are spending their time trying to get rich, richer... not preaching the Gospel, not living it as well.(Mat 6:28 KJV) And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(Mat 6:34 KJV) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.The New Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin recently announced what his own priority was, looking after the good health, welfare, security of all Canadians, expanding Canada's multiculturalism policy, Canada's Business - Economic development, making Canada important on the world stage, but what about God's priorities for Canada now as well? Which is still "to know Christ and to make him known to others".To know Christ and to make him known. That has been my clear priority by God even the last three years. It was also clearly not of my choosing. I know that God separated me from my family, separated me from my full health too, so that I would have plenty of time, opportunity to read his Word and to write down for the benefit of others too what the Holy Spirit leads me.. as found in my letters to Ministers, my devotional and on my many Internet sites. (Heb 11:24 KJV) By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.About 20 years ago God asked me do I want to work for yourself, have a secular job, or "do you want to work for me (God) "? I clearly chose to work for God. God even then said you will not get rich or famous, popular doing my work. I have also clearly found that last 20 years that most of my prayers for my own desires or my own family have not been answered at all, only those prayers have been answered for my immediate needs, for the good benefit of others and for the furtherance of the Gospel... reinforcing what God's priority was still.(Phil 1:21 KJV) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.(Mark 1:38 KJV) And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.(Mark 3:14 KJV) And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,(Mark 16:15 KJV) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.(Luke 4:18 KJV) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,(Luke 4:19 KJV) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.(Luke 4:43 KJV) And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.(Luke 9:2 KJV) And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.(Luke 9:60 KJV) Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.(Acts 5:42 KJV) And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.(Acts 10:42 KJV) And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.(Acts 14:15 KJV) And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:(Acts 16:10 KJV) And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.(Acts 17:3 KJV) Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.(Rom 1:15 KJV) So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.(Rom 10:8 KJV) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;(1 Cor 9:18 KJV) What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.(2 Cor 2:12 KJV) Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,(2 Cor 4:5 KJV) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.(Gal 5:11 KJV) And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.(Acts 16:31 KJV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.(Eph 3:8 KJV) Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;(Col 1:28 KJV) Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:(2 Tim 4:2 KJV) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.(Rom 1:16 KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;HOW TO CONTINUE TO RIGHTLY PREACH THE WORD, THE GOSPEL?CHECK WITH GOD AND HIS WORD FIRST!Apostle Paul himself had asked for prayer from the Church (Col 4:3 KJV) "Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak." F. F. Bruce translates it this way: "that I may publish it openly in the words which I ought to speak." To many persons still seem to rush to preach the Gospel as we see it, not rather God's way.. Paul understood that it was still too easy to distort, to pervert, to make unclear the Gospel. (2 Cor 4 KJV) 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.The True preaching of the Word, the Gospel of Salvation, Repentance, Faith will lead to a clear, evident, visible moral, spiritual change in the life of the convert, new believer as well but not men's mere words.(Rev 14:6 KJV) And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,(Gal 1:8 KJV) But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.A GOOD PREACHER GENERALLY STICKS TO, WITH THE SCRIPTURE IN HIS PRESENTATION. NOT MANY THESE DAYS SEEM TO DO THIS THOUGH..(Acts 20: KJV) 20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, 21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.The honest preacher who preaches the Word, the Gospel, still not only gives light to the lost person as to the lost state he is in, his own personal need of repentance, to admit all of their past, present sins, but he also reveals, sheds light on their need and to accept Christ Jesus forgiveness alone and to accept Jesus Christ as lord of their life.(Gal 1:16 KJV) To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:(Gal 2:2 KJV) And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles,God's True Preachers, true Prophets, of God, true teachers of God do not just speak the truth, speak on God's behalf or even predict the future. the True Prophets, teachers of God also now do know how to pray To God to get their prayers answered and they do pray to God for the good welfare of the people.(Jer 28:9 KJV) The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.(Luke 18:13 KJV) And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.(James 5:20 KJV) Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.The true preacher still preaches God's truth firstly, fully.(Ezek 2:3 KJV) And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.(Ezek 2:5 KJV) And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.(Ezek 2:6 KJV) And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.(Ezek 2:7 KJV) And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.(Ezek 2:8 KJV) But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.(Ezek 3:9 KJV) As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.(Ezek 3:26 KJV) And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.(Ezek 3:27 KJV) But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.The true preacher preaches not with a compromised Approach or Motive
A compromised preacher in integrity, in his preaching approach will rather personally now rather distort the preaching of his Gospel and thus cause really questionable converts. He will thus very likely next wrongfully cause many persons to think they are saved when in fact they have not even firstly repented of their sins personally yet, and are still walking in their sins. The preacher next having any one person raising their raise their hands to accept the Gospel is not enough for God firstly. And we all do still need to avoid the temptation to take short cuts in sharing the Word, the Gospel even for more hopeful personal gain, and/or even to impress the others, and/or to get quick results by firstly making sure the whole message of repentance and of the need of faith in Jesus Christ has been properly presented and understood by the recipient. The true preacher does not distort, dilute, compromise, adulterate, or falsify God's Word, the Gospel.The good preacher has a clear avoidance of all deceitful unethical, practices in preaching of the Word, the Gospel.
This is also part of the word, the Gospel we need to preach. Real Personal Repentance, and a personal faith in Jesus,
PREACHERS TOO OFTEN PREACH A DILUTED, DISTORTED GOSPEL. For people even today seem to only want to hear positive news, not the real, negative truths, the rebukes and reproves God has called all preachers to do.
(Acts 5 KJV) 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
The other half of the Gospel... faith in Jesus Christ's personal forgiveness for our sins.(Psa 51:9 KJV) Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.(Psa 65:3 KJV) Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.(Psa 79:8 KJV) O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.(Micah 7:19 KJV) He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.(Psa 103:3 KJV) Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;(Psa 103:10 KJV) He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.(Psa 130:3 KJV) If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?(Psa 130:8 KJV) And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.(Isa 53:5 KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.(Jer 14:7 KJV) O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.(Jer 33:8 KJV) And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.(Ezek 36:33 KJV) Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.(Dan 9:13 KJV) As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.(Micah 7:19 KJV) He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.(Acts 3:26 KJV) Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.(Rom 4:7 KJV) Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.(Heb 8:12 KJV) For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.(Heb 10:17 KJV) And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.(1 John 1:10 KJV) If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Here is a very appropriate rebuke the Church still needs to hear today...Most believers are no different than non believers,, especially when it comes to coveting the rich persons and despising the poor persons.(Deu 15:11 KJV) For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. (Gal 2:10 KJV) Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.(Acts 6:1 KJV) And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. 8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.(2 Cor 8:7 KJV) Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. 9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago. 11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have. 12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: 14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: 15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack. 16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. 17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you. 18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches; 19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: 20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: 21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
(2 Cor 9:1 KJV) For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:Poor Widows were not the only persons now being helped in the church, all poor people were helped firstly.Unlike the Church of the New Testament I have only been to one church of many that actually has had appointed Deacons who had ministered to the poor people in their own church.. the others churches wrongfully tended not to have or to believe in this ministry cause they were still mostly helping themselves... their pastors, elders, deacons included. God is not pleased with this.Abusing the Ministry of giving to the poor people in the church is not new for they have often been abused even in the New Testament Church.(Acts 5:1 KJV) But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it, at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.(Eph 4:28 KJV) Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.(Gal 2:10 KJV) Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.(Mal 1:6 KJV) A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?(Mal 2:8 KJV) But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.(Mal 2:1 KJV) And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you(Mal 3:8 KJV) Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.Time the preachers start preaching now again that the poor should people get their money, from the tithes, offerings, Ministers now as well,(James 2:1 KJV) My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
(James 2:13 KJV) For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God, I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, which are ever before me. I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the
mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it (Psalm 50:7-12).(Phil 2:12 KJV) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;All of God's people also do not commit tax evasions, or steal from the poor persons.
(Mark 12:17 KJV) And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.(Rom 13:1 KJV) Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9 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. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.The false desire not to pay taxes, to rebel, to disobey the laws is due to humans walking in their sinful flesh and not by the Spirit of God..(Jer 27:5 KJV) I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.(Jer 27:6 KJV) And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.(Jer 27:8 KJV) And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.(Jer 27:9 KJV) Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: 10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.The true preachers, prophets, teachers of God do teach the truth and that includes they do teach submission to God and appropriate submission to the proper authorities, all while the false preachers, false prophets, false treachers do lie, also teach rebellion.(1 Sam 15:23 KJV) For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.(Jer 27:14 KJV) Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.(Jer 27:18 KJV) But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.(Jer 28:14 KJV) For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.God's revealed will is generally easy to find, it is consistent with the Bible for a start, but all of those persons who do encourage, teach rebellion against God firstly too, are led by Satan for we know he Satan was the first false rebel. And God punishes harshly all unrepentant rebels... even today!(Deu 9:7 KJV) Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.(Deu 9:24 KJV) Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.(Deu 21:18 KJV) If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:.. 20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.(Deu 31:27 KJV) For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?(Psa 66:7 KJV) He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.(Psa 68:6 KJV) God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.(Psa 78:8 KJV) And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.(Isa 1:23 KJV) Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.(Isa 30:1 KJV) Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:(Isa 30:9 KJV) That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:(Isa 50:5 KJV) The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.(Isa 65:2 KJV) I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;(Jer 4:17 KJV) As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.(Jer 5:23 KJV) But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.(Ezek 12:2 KJV) Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.(Ezek 12:3 KJV) Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.(Ezek 12:25 KJV) For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.(Ezek 44:6 KJV) And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,(Luke 20:46 KJV) Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; 47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation. (Luke 21:1 KJV) And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: 4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.The Gospel, the word can be very simple too. (1 Cor 16:22 KJV) If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.(3 John 1:2 KJV) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.(3 John 1:3 KJV) For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.(3 John 1:4 KJV) I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.True preachers warn of impending negative consequences too.(Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 7 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.(Luke 21:5 KJV) And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, 6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? 8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. 10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls. 20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter there onto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.The Gospel, the word to be shared includes but is not limited to the need of personal repentance for all, the personal promise of the forgiveness of sins, the promise of the Holy Spirit, as well as the promise of eternal life.
"Preach the Word" means to Ask all to Repent firstly. And have you?
(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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.A house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25) applies to Churches, and our homes, and our marriages too.