Now that all this has been revealed unto you, would the world be able to convict you of being "guilty" of being a "member" of what the world would call the so-called "cult" of CHRIST? Have you forsaken all, willing to follow our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus ---even unto death in this world? Do you pray to be accounted worthy of obtaining that sainthood in which you can reign with Jesus for 1,000 years, being free from facing the ((final)) Judgment Day as well as the "second death" (of Revelation 20:11-15)? I pray for you that it may be so. After all, as was written in John 20:31: This has been "written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." Alleluia!
And if you are so believing, I pray that you not follow after the example shown in John 12:42-43: "Nevertheless among ((yes, even)) the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." Indeed, Jesus warned us that the world will cast the TRUE Children of God out of the "churches" ---in the supposed cause of God, too! John 16:1-2, Jesus said, "These things have I said unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service"!!! He tells us why in the next verse: "And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the father, nor me." And even though you have not seen the Lord Jesus in the flesh, He assures you with His words in John 20:29e-f: "((B))lessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." Alleluia!
Indeed, if you will so believe, you will be separating yourself from the world and may become "sanctified through God's TRUTH".
Jesus prayed to the Father about His TRUE followers in John 17:14-20: "I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
"As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word".
If you will indeed be such a "member" of what the world would call the so-called "cult" of CHRIST, be it known unto you that, as Jesus said in John 14:17, "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." On this basis may you receive this blessing from Jesus in Matthew 13:16: "But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears for they hear."
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