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Pastor John

The meeting last was wonderful. The words you said was precious to me. I thank God he gave me a love for the truth when I heard it, and to come out from what I was in for so long. Thank you Jesus

Bro. Troy
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Hi, Brother Troy!

Good to hear from you. It is a great blessing for me to have the support of so many, like yourself, who love the truth enough to actually confess it before men.
It is encouraging to preach the truth, and have it received. The true gospel of the Son of God is so precious to God that He has a reward
waiting for those who hear it and love it enough to walk in it.

Jesus said,

41. He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.
42. And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to drink to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, I tell you truly, he will by no means lose his reward.

God is very please when, in this evil world, we encourage one of His servants.

Pastor John

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Stuart – tonight

Pastor John:

We had good audio and video tonight on Justin Tv. Very sober night, sad stories about our brothers and sisters in the Lord who don’t know and understand what God has done for them. They have fallen before the god of this world and not their Father in heaven and his Son that set them free. God, please help us reach your people that want you and your Son! There is work to do, John. I feel so sad in my spirit for God’s children! God, let this truth get to them and let them love it!!

Without that, they will not last. God is right, and above all, and the only way to know that is by his Spirit and being led by it and loving it, no matter what, denying our own selves and becoming that new creature he has made us. God, keep us free from things of this world, and don’t let it rob us of you and your blessings.

Wow, John, tonight made me hate wrong more then ever, and thankful for my home and the food that you are giving us, John. What peace we have, where we can be taught and learn more about our God that has set us free. Thank you, John.

Stuart

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This [the latest excerpt of the Father and Son book that we received] is wonderful, John! One bows to another because they discern and recognize their authority over them, and so they bow.(The greater receives the lesser). When Jesus did not bow to Satan, he (Jesus) knew his authority(over Satan) and he knew what Satan was. It really pays to know who and who not to bow to, and only Jesus has that kind of wisdom from the Father. If Satan knew who really Jesus was, he would have bowed to Jesus. Thus, Jesus Christ was hidden from the world and especially, Satan. It is a different world before Pentecost; like the difference in this world before and after the flood. Without this Pentecostal experience, it would be like trying to live in this world before the flood, and that is what xty is doing,

Billy M

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Hey Pastor John,

I am still thinking on this part of chapter 6. There is a statement on page 2 that struck me. “He (Satan) may have had no love for Christ but he loved God, at least the God he thought God was.” Never thought about Satan as loving God. Always seemed he wanted to advance himself. Also seemed Satan had no love for man at all! He loved his job as prosecutor. Thank God for Jesus! Thank God for the Love of God! These things are so good. I know I have loved things thinking it was God. I am thankful God has had mercy on me. I love learning more of God!

Thank You Pastor John for your work.
Sue

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Proverbs

Hey!

I was reading in Proverbs this morning. It was something to read Chapter 8 and see the Son start speaking through Solomon in verse 22. The Son said he was daily his Father’s delight and had been rejoicing always before the Father, rejoicing in the habitable part of the Father’s earth – and his delights were with the sons of men!

The Son (& the Father) really love us!
🙂

Amanda

PS The woman in chapter 7 reminded me of Christianity: She was subtle and said she’d paid her vows. She used “fair speech” and she lies in wait at every corner.
The way of Xty really is like the way of a harlot.

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“Bishop”

Pastor John:

What is a Bishop, and what are his duties?

George
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Hi George.

Thanks for the question.

The word “bishop” is a Latinized form of the Greek word for “overseer”. A bishop’s responsibilities in the kingdom of God are implied in the title (to “oversee” the welfare of the flock of God), but they are not specifically enumerated in the New Testament. An associated word, “pastor”, by the way, is also a Latinized form of a Greek word that is usually translated “shepherd”. Though the Bible does not give a specific list of duties for either a bishop of a pastor, the duties of each are easily determined from the context of scripture. There is no biblical hierarchy attached to those two titles. In Christian tradition, however, “bishop” usually refers to one in a a higher rank than “pastor”, as I am sure you know.

In the King James Version, the word for “shepherd” is translated as “pastor” only once (Eph. 4:11). The other 17 times, it is translated as “shepherd”. The emphasis of that word is on feeding and caring for a flock, but there is also some significant authority attached. For example, when we are told that Jesus will “rule the nations with a rod of iron” (Rev. 2:27), the word is a verb form of the word, “shepherd”. In other words, Jesus will “shepherd” the nations with a rod of iron. The same word is used by Peter to tell elders of the faith to “feed the flock of God” (1Pet. 5:2). That word is the same verb form of “shepherd” that is in Revelation 2:27, which I just mentioned.

The word for “bishop” (“overseer”) is used in the New Testament only 5 times, and the underlying meaning is simply to “take care of” or “watch over”, which is what a shepherd does.

It may be that “pastor” (“shepherd”) is just a kind of bishop (“overseer”). I think of an apostle as an overseer of the household of God on earth, with “pastors” of specific congregations under them.

Hope that helps.
Pastor John

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John 2:4

Hi Pastor John-

I don’t understand this verse from John 2:4. Would you explain it please?

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.”

Thanks
Michelle
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Hi Michelle,

This is our translation of that part of John 2:

3. And when the wine had run out, Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no wine.”
4. But Jesus said to her, “What’s that to you and me, mother? My hour hasn’t yet come.”
5. His mother said to the attendants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.”

Jesus actually did use the word, “woman”, but that did not carry with it the sense of rudeness that comes across in English, so we just replaced it with “mother”, which is closer to the sense of what Jesus said.

Pastor John

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What about angels?

Hey John,

Thinking about the nature of man, I thought of another question this morning. What about angels of the Lord when they appeared before man, e.g. the angel appearing before Manoah. Were these angels divested into men’s bodies and if so, were these men already living on earth as was Jesus?

Jim K
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No, Jim, the angels were not in human bodies at all. The bodies of angels are invisible, heavenly bodies. They are not made of flesh, but they are shaped like men’s bodies. Also as with the fleshly bodies of men on earth, there are minor differences in the bodies of angels. Some angels, for example, are taller than others. I know that is true because I saw three angels once, and one of them was a little taller than the other two. Samson’s parents, Manoah and his wife, saw the angel they saw because God allowed them to see him. Usually, angels are invisible to us, but when God wants us to see one, what we see looks just like one of us. That is why the author of Hebrews could say that “some have entertained angels unawares.” All of us have, at one time or another, have probably met and talked with angels without being aware that we were doing so.

Thanks for the question.

jdc

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