Perhaps Our Good Isn't Good Enough...
(Isa 30:21) And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
(Pro 14:12) There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
(Pro 16:25) There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
I must be right on because my software is fighting me constantly.
Just to put these two verses from Proverbs here took four tries.
In any kind of church, website, book, or other ministry one must decide the plumb line they must go by. For me I have chosen ancient Bibles. The old church I used to attend mocked ancient Bibles and would even cut down the King James version trying to point out flaws. This other church would use versions such as the NLT, NASB, NKJV, NIV, Clear Word, or The Message. The Amplified Version and a myriad of other Bibles we read also. If you want a modern Bible that is only partially corrupt read the New King James. I don't want to turn everyone away from reading their Bibles but to show there is a better way.
(Pro 16:25) There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Even in my studies of the Spanish language which I use the 1569 Spanish "Bear" since I can trust it not to be corrupt. I have very limited reading ability in Spanish and to make it more difficult "f's" are "s's" and "v's" are "u's" or something like that. From time to time I use this Bible, since it is easy to find my place because it has chapters and verses. I enjoy ancient Latin too though I don't know when the pdf version was written. I don't understand Latin very well but I have the plumb line of the King James to compare it with. I enjoy the Wycliffe of 1388 since it was translated from the Latin Vulgate and has an entirely different flavor. I know I will not please everyone with my choices of Bibles since I do not use the old King James written in 1611. I feel God put the King James which was a later translation in my hands to use. I have read portions of the King James 1611. I do like the King James 1611 but for the last 20 years the King James has always been in my hands and the LORD Jesus Christ has never corrected me.
I do like the 1560 Geneva Bible, and all the ones in line to the King James 1611. I look at the Bible in the King James and other Bibles that outdate it. While I have looked at the King James, I also studied some history with the King James 1611. There is debate saying the original King James written in the year 1611 is a far superior Bible. I have studied a few of the differences and they are either convicting, or as in my case, enlightening. I say enlightening because I understand the differences: I will leave it at that.
Authors of the 1560 Geneva look down on the King James 1611 primarily because the study notes were taken out. Now there is also a line of Bibles from which we get our King James which there is even a Bible verse for.
(Psa 12:6) The wordes of the Lord are pure wordes: as siluer tried in a fornace of earth purified seuen times.
(Psa 12:7) Thou shalt keepe them, (O Lord,) thou shalt preserue them, from this generation for euer.
In case you don’t speak King James 1611 language here it is out of the King James:
(Psa 12:6) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
(Psa 12:7) Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
There is, shall we use the term, a blood line to the King James Bible. It starts with the 1388 Wycliffe, Tyndale, Coverdale, Matthew, Great Bible, Geneva, Bishops Bible, King James. Not only this the King James 1611 was started in 1604 and completed in 1611. True to God’s Word the Word of God has gone through a furnace purified seven times not only in words but in time. So here I leave you a question; which Bible?! I know you are not ready to hear this. My first introduction to this question was a hard one. I can’t dumb down this question. THE ANSWER ALL OF THESE ANCIENT BIBLES SHOULD BE READ IN COMPARISON TO ONE ANOTHER. NOT ONLY THAT THE LATIN VULGATE, ANCIENT SPANISH, AND THE SOUGHT AFTER GUTENBURG BIBLE SHOULD BE PURCHASED TOO. I don’t have a Gutenberg and I need a house to get it because I can’t have a leaking roof over my Bibles.
I realize I have thrown a lot out there but the point of it I have failed and I am not ready either. I failed in not reading the 1560 Geneva and other books cover to cover when I had the chance. I am not even a scholar of the Old Testament Apocrypha nor have I sat down and read the Book of Enock though I went over most of it in audio. I am a failure in so many areas especially time and money.
All of us will be judged to a high standard which is actually the standard of the Father.
(Mat 5:48) Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
And why should we be as perfect as possible???
(Joh 5:21) For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
We have to please the Master who is God. No more cheap grace, and perhaps the greatest lie from the Devil is: "Once saved always saved?!" While I try to preach love there is also a balance of love and grace.
(Exo 20:6) And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
(Deu 5:10) And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
(Joh 14:15) If ye love me, keep my commandments.
We are shown in the Bible if we read it cover to cover which I have done in the King James multiple times; that salvation is not always simple. During the Dark Ages if you happened to own a Bible you could be burned at the stake under a slow burning fire. Let us just say you had a cherished hand copied Bible. You had to pay a lot of money for it, and if you owned one of these outlawed Bibles you and your family read it. That is 80 books folks. Eighty one in the Wycliffe. I failed God in so many ways. I have now perceived that the end is near and a good friend has encouraged me to study all hours I can. I believe there is a grace period coming up shortly and this is your last time to get it right. Friends I sinned a sin worthy of hell two decades ago. God showed me grace in that I only landed behind bars for eight years seven months. During that time I fought and whined and complained until I realized now is the time to read the Bible. That is exactly what I did. Many of us will get this grace period too and you should pray and maybe even fast to realize what the LORD wants you to do. Life revolves around the Holy Bible in its un-perverted form. That includes the New King James which is an abomination and far from the truth. I encourage you to get a King James and a Strongest Strong's if you can afford that or a King James and Strong's Exhaustive Concordance if you can find it. A Strong's is around $20 or you can get a KJV free or a better version around $20. Just remember this is the Word of God and it is important. I equate this chance to many verses though two are from Daniel 12.
(Dan 12:1) And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
(Dan 12:2) And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Another verse about this grace period we also find in the same book Daniel in the twelfth chapter.
(Dan 12:10) Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Perhaps instead of saying how much love you have from God get right with him first.
(Php 2:12) 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.
These verses come from the King James Bible with our standard 66 books. I can't make this stuff up. The reason most people never heard these verses is that you aren't reading your Bibles and or your pastors aren't preaching the less palatable verses: Because that means less money and less money means less power.
Here I am speaking out against the cult Bethel Church on the hill in Redding California, that love isn't in power or wealth, or your "destiny" or what greed is preached or how you are crowned. What God Almighty truly wants more than anything is to be your friend. He wants to give you a hug or hold your hand when you are scared. God is there waiting for your prayer and for you to cry out to him. The Bible says God is love and the following is one of our pet verses.
(1Jn 4:7) Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
(1Jn 4:8) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
The very name Bethel wasn't chosen by accident and whether you call it i-Bethel or not that is even worse. For in Greek "I" means ego where we get the English word "egocentric" from. In another word it is "narcissism." In other words self is more important than God. You are your own "god, king, and idol" but that is a trip to hell if you want. Lets see what the Bible says about Bethel.
(Amo 3:14) That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.
I prophesize that your candle be removed and given to someone who preaches the truth. I already anointed the Civic Auditorium also in Redding California before your church grew. I opened my Bible just before anointing the four corners of the Civic Auditorium and it was a hot day. I was both hungry and thirsty. The below verse was the exact verse I turned to and I knew it was no mistake. That verse was from God.
(Isa 30:20) And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
Furthermore may God bless any nation that holds the King James as the plumb line with the Strong's and the day of rest be moved to the Sabbath which is Saturday. That is also the proper day for church from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday.
(Jer 17:19) Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;
(Jer 17:20) And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:
(Jer 17:21) Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
(Jer 17:22) Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.
(Jer 17:23) But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
(Jer 17:24) And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
(Jer 17:25) Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.
(Jer 17:26) And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD.
(Jer 17:27) But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
Furthermore let us look at what the Prophet Isaiah spoke about the Sabbath.
(Isa 58:12) And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
(Isa 58:13) If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
(Isa 58:14) Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Let us all get right with our God today and have ourselves a revival
that not even the power of a legion of demons or any power of hell can quench...!