As I interact with people, the hate they have for Jesus is amazing. And these are people who claim to be “of God”. If you go to church, or are involved with organizations who do not teach the teachings of Jesus, you are standing with the devil. I cannot stress enough the psychological hold the devil has over those who are involved with religious organizations. The Catholic system of church, no matter what denomination you belong to, is of the devil. The hold the devil has over all religious organizations is amazing. Church members prefer religion to Jesus. If you are going to religion, you are not going to Jesus. Religion makes you feel good. Jesus tells you to stop sinning. But the religious organizations tell you God loves you in your sins. Jesus tells you to be perfect, the religious organizations say you can’t be perfect. Jesus tells you to keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life, the religious organizations tell you that you can’t “get” your eternal life. Choose you this day whom you will serve. Me, I will serve and obey Jesus. Get out of your religious organizations or you have no eternal life.
It is no different today than it was in Christ’s day. The religious organizations hate Jesus and those who follow Him. They want you in their religious organizations following man. The religious organization’s leaders hate the truth. It must be their organization alone. They have no room for the Truth Jesus teaches. The religious organizations will come together, all of them, including those going to church on the Sabbath, for the purpose of destroying us who live in obedience to Jesus. They will take us to court, trials and give us persecutions. Get out now to save your soul.
At the time of Jeremiah, it was the same. The Sabbath keeping church persecuted Jeremiah as all religions today are persecuting this little ministry for telling the truth. The church system has always been on the side of the devil. Man runs the church system. God is not wanted by church members. Throughout history the church system has always been in opposition to Jesus and His spiritual assembly.
Look around your church congregation, the ministries and independents you support. Who do you see weeping for their sins? Who do you see praying with others to overcome sin? Who do you see confessing their sins before those they have sinned against? Who is truly seeking for truth? Instead, they are simply sleeping through their Sabbath School Lesson and feeling secure in their sins. “And no church can advance in holiness unless its members are earnestly seeking for truth as for hid treasure.” GC 521.
Waiting for the church to hand you the “truth” is not “seeking for truth”. Get out of your church and go to your Bible and kneel before the Lord and earnestly seek for His truth for your eternal life. Stop supporting any church, religious organization or independent that is not teaching the teachings of Jesus to stop sinning, be perfect and keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life. You can’t buy your way into Heaven. God has told us who He wants us to support. Are you listening? Do you really care? Is what you “believe” more important than what God wants you to believe? Remember Cain? He did it his way and was rejected by God.
Mark 14:53 to Mark 14:72
And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.
Nothing brings the wicked together like fighting truth does. No matter what the differences between church members, all you have to do is teach them the truth and they will all unite against you. Purity is not wanted in the churches. All churches want are systems, traditions, services and ordinances to keep the people busy with programs in order to take their money and their eyes off Jesus.
And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire.
Unfortunately, there are too many Peter’s. They don’t want to stand up for what is right. They may agree, but they are too timid to stand up and defend truth. Those who deny Jesus will be denied by Jesus when He comes. Peter, while his probation was still open, repented and forsook his sin of denying Jesus. He did it immediately after recognizing it. Most today just go to church. While God’s ministries and ministers, those teaching the teachings of Jesus, are being hated, abused, maligned and ridiculed, church members sit idly by letting truth be trampled in the dirt. Unless you immediately repent and turn from your sin of apathy, you will continue to harden your heart to the truth and eventually apathy wins, and you die.
Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none.
When I witness about the truths of Jesus, none are able to stand up against the truth. Therefore, I get lots of personal attacks. They just don’t want to surrender their hearts to Jesus. Since they can’t refute the truth, they go after the messenger. Church members do the same. (The word “church” in these newsletters refers to all religious organizations, ministries and independents who do not teach the teachings of Jesus to stop sinning, be perfect and keep the Ten Commandments to get eternal life.)
For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’” Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.
It is amazing, speak against the church and your life will be in danger. The church, the devil’s system of control, is more important than truth. Whether you are a Jew, a Messianic Jew, a Catholic, a Mormon, a Jehovah’s Witness, a Seventh-day Adventist, an Anglican, a Baptist, a Muslim or any other religion or denomination, it all revolves around “my church”. Every religion, independent, denomination and church today would do the very same thing to Jesus since He refuses to accept their organizations.
And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”
The other day, many online were angry at me when I explained the history of the “church” and where it came from. It came not from God but from the devil. It is a pagan invention to keep people from Jesus. The Catholic Church perfected it from the pagans and every Protestant denomination has adopted some portion of it. None of it will get you into heaven. Yet, it will take you to hell.
During the first couple hundred years after Christ, the “assembly” was not a “church” as we understand “church” today. Today, church is entertainment, membership and money. The early “assembly” came together for the purpose of getting rid of sins in their lives. “But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.” 1 Corinthians 14:24, 25. When was the last time an “outsider” came to your church or listened to your independent ministry and was convicted by all of the secrets of his heart? When was the last time you were convicted, repented and fell on your face after listening to your church, independent or religious organization? Would any outsider “declare that God is really among you”? Probably not.
The “goody-goody” religion that is taught by our churches, denominations, independents and religions, is of the devil. God’s true church would be teaching you “That they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. . . Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out. . . Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.” Acts 26:20; 3:19; 8:22. That was the true “assembly” of God.
However, today, we congregate (whether in church, over the internet, on radio or TV) to make our sinful lives feel better in sin. We look around at all the other “saints” who are sinning and therefore, we sit smugly in our seats feeling “saved” in our sins. Is it any wonder God commanded that churches were to be closed, destroyed and forsaken? Instead of rushing to get to church on Sabbath, you need to reach over to the bedside table, pick up your Bible and quietly, in peace, lie, sit, kneel or walk before God listening to Him. Forget what man has to say. Spend the Sabbath with Jesus in His Word and live in obedience to Him.
But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”
When it was accusations about the church, He didn’t answer because the “church” was not His. He never asked them to make a “church”. They could do what they wanted with their church. However, when it came to His honor and the honor of His Father, that was a different matter. We are not to fight, argue and defend the “honor” of our religion. That is Catholicism.
And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
While they were all concerned over, agitated over and willing to kill over their church, Jesus let them know that He would come back and judge them. Their church had nothing over the “Power” He had. Jesus says the same to us today. You can make all the fuss you want over your religious beliefs, but it will do you no good at the end. When Jesus comes, all He is going to ask is, did you live as I commanded you: perfect, sinless and Commandment keeping? Nothing about church in all of that.
And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need?
While religious organizations and independents put on a show of sanctity, holiness and reverence toward God, they have hate in their hearts. It is all whitewashing.
You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death.
Truth became “blasphemy”. “Blasphemy” became truth. So it is today. Teach for the religious organization and your “blasphemy” is considered truth. Teach the teachings of Jesus and your teaching is considered “blasphemy”. 2 John 1:8-11 is very clear, those who do not teach the teachings of Jesus do not have God. It doesn’t matter what day of the week you go to church on. God never asked you to go to church. He commanded you to stop sinning, be perfect and to keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life.
And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him with blows.
I receive the same response from most. Sharing the incredible fact that God used this poor, stupid, good-for-nothing, washed-up, ex-inmate to dictate and direct His truth is not appreciated by church members. They have no control over this little instrument to tell them what they want to hear. But as long as they “buy” the opinions of their religious organizations to tell them what they want to hear, great.
And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came, and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.”
It causes me great pain to see people deny Jesus in their lives. They are enclosed in the bubble of their church, religious organizations, independent doctrine, their home and job and refuse to lift their heads to acknowledge what God has done for them. They deny Him when they see and hear others break the Ten Commandments without sharing with them what will happen when Jesus comes. They deny Him while sitting in church instead of opening up their homes to teach the teachings of Jesus to their family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed.
Many “Christians” express the same to those around them, either by word or by action. The problem is, most church members today have given their salvation to the church. They are not taking the Bible at its word to “work out your salvation”. They are not reading to learn, they only read what the church tells them to read. They only accept what the church interprets. I really don’t know of any church members who are actually doing real Bible study for truth. If they were, they would not be sitting in church or listening to religious programs.
And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.”
And that is correct. Those who deny Jesus are invoking “a curse” on themselves. The “love” of God will not save one sinner. All sinners are to repent and turn from their churches, their sins, and return to Jesus.
And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.
I pray that you will break down and weep. That you will repent of your prideful sins and return to Jesus before it is too late. “The error that had led to Jacob’s sin in obtaining the birthright by fraud was now clearly set before him. He had not trusted God’s promises but had sought by his own efforts to bringabout that which God would have accomplished in His own time and way. As anevidence that he had been forgiven, his name was changed from one that was a reminder of his sin, to one that commemorated his victory. “Thy name,” said the Angel, ‘shall be called no more Jacob [the supplanter], but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.’” PP 197.