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Pastor John, 

I want to tell you hat I love about this Blog (below). There are two things:

1. I love that it gets more Christianity out of me. I can feel it. 

2. I love learning that the hidden Son of God was waiting patiently in heaven, wanting to tell men of the mercies of his Father.

That is exactly how we feel when we know the Son’s mercies toward us; we want to share it with others who don’t know how wonderful he is. I can feel Jesus waiting and wanting to come to earth and tell people of the Father and His glory.   As you said, “Repeatedly, in the book of Psalms and in the prophets, we find the hidden Son of God asking the Father to let him come to earth and teach men about the Father.  For example: “Let me sing of the LORD’s eternal mercies!  Let me make known with my mouth your faithfulness through all generations!” (Ps. 89:1″

Mmmmm…this is so good.   This new thought didn’t shake me up at all, and for me, that’s big, Pastor John. I feel at peace knowing I don’t anything rightly unless Jesus teaches it to me, and I feel wide open for new thoughts from Jesus. No guilt. No shame for thinking Heaven wasn’t perfect until the risen Son made it that way.

I love this: “There was certainly something about life in heaven that Jesus hated, for when he returned to heaven, he made enormous changes there, purifying it, according to the author of Hebrews (9:23).”

That just makes sense. I feel kinda …free smiley face2

Beth

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Jesus Hated Life in This World

He who loves his life shall lose it, and he who hates his life in this world

shall keep it unto eternal life.  If anyone serves me, he must follow me.

John 12:25–26a

Preacher Clark testified once that God had spoken to him and said, “I am not a hypocrite.  I don’t command you to do something that I don’t do.”  Jesus was our example, and he expects us to follow it.  He did not tell us to hate this life even though he loved it.  He hated this life as an example for us, showing us how to hate it in a godly way, as he said, “If anyone serves me, he must follow me.”

But what is it about life in this world that Jesus hated?  First of all, when he came into the world, the righteous and the wicked were both living in it.  Second, when he came into the world, nobody in this world had the kind of life that he had, the eternal life that God gave him when He created him.  Therefore, nobody in this world truly knew or understood either him or his Father.  His Father knew him, and he knew his Father; every other creature in heaven or in earth was in darkness.

Before the Son of God rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and cast Satan and his angels out, godly and ungodly creatures dwelt in heaven, too.  Also, no heavenly creature, except the Son, had God’s kind of life, just as no earthly creature had God’s kind of life.  Moreover, Paul said that from the foundation of the world, the Son of God was hidden from both men and heavenly beings until he was revealed in Jesus Christ (Col. 1:26; Eph. 3:9).  This means that no creature in heaven knew or understood the Son before he was revealed, just as no creature on earth knew or understood the Son.  In short, the kind of life Jesus hated in this world when he came into it was very much like the kind of life Jesus knew in heaven before he came.

All this brings us to a question.  If Jesus hated life in this world, then did he also hate life in heaven before he came to earth and returned to heaven, and cast Satan and his angels out, thus purging heaven of all ungodliness?  There was certainly something about life in heaven that Jesus hated, for when he returned to heaven, he made enormous changes there, purifying it, according to the author of Hebrews (9:23).

When Jesus prayed that the Father would restore glory to him, he said he was praying for “the glory that I used to have with you before the universe existed” (Jn. 17:5).  Before this universe existed, the Son dwelt openly with the Father in supreme happiness (Prov. 8:22–31).  After the universe was populated, in heaven and in earth, the Son was hidden by the Father, to be revealed at the appointed time.  Repeatedly, in the book of Psalms and in the prophets, we find the hidden Son of God asking the Father to let him come to earth and teach men about the Father.  For example: “Let me sing of the LORD’s eternal mercies!  Let me make known with my mouth your faithfulness through all generations!” (Ps. 89:1).

How happy must the Son have been when the Father at last sent him to earth to be revealed, to be free to teach men, as the Son of God, about his Father – and to return to heaven and openly enjoy again the Father’s presence as His precious Son!

(To read more of Pastor John’s blogs please click on the link below.)

http://pastorjohnshouse.blogspot.com/2009/12/why-world-hates-you.html

 

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The Father and the Son

Pastor John,

One of the pastors in church messaged me.  She said: “The author of the book (God had a Son before Mary Did) is just giving [his opinion] of what they say is “truth”, but the BIBLE is inspired by the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ – was the Co – Creator with the Father, when all things were created.”

Pastor John, kindly help me to explain to her that the doctrine of trinity is false.  What is really the true doctrine of Christ?  As I learn in your book, the Father created the Son, then the world.  The Son is the firstborn [of all creatures].  The Father created the Son to have authority and dominion over all the things created.  The Son already existed before the foundation of the world (Prov. 8:22-31). They don’t have the same power because the Father is greater than the Son. The Holy Spirit is not separate from the two.  The Holy Spirit is in the Father who, like us, has a body and a spirit. They become One as Jesus said, “I and the Father are one,” because the Spirit of the Father dwells in the Son.  I have a question.  When Jesus was here on earth, was he fully God and fully man, as people say?   He didn’t sin, the Bible says.  Does the dove represent the Father spirit?  
 
Please Kindly explain to me what is our stand to the doctrine..
 
They said to me that the title of the book is correct, but the content is questionable.  
 
Thank you,
 
Leika

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Hi again!

It sounds as if you have a good understanding of the relationship of the Father and the Son.  Jesus will perfect our understanding as we continue to serve him humbly.  I hope that your former pastors will also be blessed with greater understanding as they seek to do the will of God.
 
The Father is a person.  The Son is a person.  The holy Spirit is NOT a person; it is God’s life, which He shared with His Son when He created him, and which He shared with us when He baptized us with it.
 
The Father gave the Son the power to create all things, according to the Father’s will.  I don’t believe that either of them considers the Son to be the Father’s “co-creator”.  The Father alone is the Creator, but He chose to create all things through His Son.  He alone rules this world, but He chooses to rule it through the authorities whom He has put in power (Rom. 13:1-6).

As for Jesus being both God and man, that is true, and I fully explain that in my book.  And the Spirit is both the Lord Jesus (2Cor. 3:17) and the Father (John. 14:23) because it is their life.
 
Leika, if your former pastors are really seeking the truth, they will receive from my book the same revelation that you did.  Just love and respect them, and avoid trying to convince them of what God has shown you.  To reveal truth to people is the work of God; our part is only to testify to the truth He has revealed to us.
 
Just rejoice that the truth has been given to you!  And be content with your testimony, which God has given you.  All who are truly of God will hear you.
 
Pastor John

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Cain’s Wife

Hi Pastor Clark.

I have question:  Who is the wife of Cain in Genesis?  how the humans scattered in the earth?   That is always the question of my brother, and I cannot answer him.

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Hi Leika.

Adam and Eve, over the centuries, had a multitude of sons and daughters (Gen. 5:4).  Cain, as well as Abel, Seth, and Adam’s other sons, married their sisters,
and that was good at that time.  Human population, given the life span of men before the Flood, would have multiplied very swiftly.

About two thousand years after Adam, Abraham married his half-sister, Sarah, but by the time of Moses, almost a thousand years after Abraham, the human race had grown so diverse that marriages between brother and sister were no longer needed, and so, God said not to do it any more:  “None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord” (Lev. 18:6, KJV).

I hope that helps.   Thank you for your question.

Pastor John

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Revelation 12

I have question pastor John.  ​​

Who is the woman in Revelation who give birth? (Revelation 12).

Leika M.

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Hi Leika.

The woman in Revelation is Israel, and the child the woman bore is Jesus.

​Thank you for the question.

Pastor John

 

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Judges

Hey Pastor John, 

Last night I was reading in Judges the story of the war between Israel and the Benjamites because of their sin in Gibeah.  How did that affect the role of the Benjamites within the 12 tribes?  Were there other consequences other than almost being totally eliminated?

Thanks, 

Michelle

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Hi Michelle.

Obviously, God felt that almost wiping out the tribe of Benjamin was sufficient punishment for their cruel and gross immorality.  From what I can tell, that fearful judgment from God had no other effect on the role of the tribe of Benjamin in Israel.

As an added note, we should all be very thankful that God chose not to eradicate the tribe of Benjamin; otherwise, the apostle Paul would never have been born (Phip. 3:5)!

Pastor John

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Mercy on Us Gentiles

Pastor John,

The other day I was reading about Cornelius in Acts, when Peter went to Cornelius, and his household was filled with the holy Ghost.  The next morning I woke up still thinking about that.  I was reading about the Centurions, the Roman soldiers, and was thinking about what kind of men they must have been.  From what I understand, they had no regard for God or the Law of Moses.  None of this was a part of their life; they thought they had no need for such stories and no need for the one true God.  Then I thought about the centurion that asked Jesus to heal his servant and how Jesus said he had not seen faith like that in all Israel.  These thoughts kept rolling in my head and heart about who exactly these people were.

When I got in my car to go to work yesterday, one of Darren’s songs was playing and a line was, “You don’t know who you are until you know who you are not” (not sure if exact words), but then Jesus let me see the story of Cornelius and the other centurion differently.  My heart almost burst with thankfulness.  The mercy God had on us Gentiles was almost too big for this heart to take in.

As I was driving I kept thanking Jesus, and I heard this: “Until you understand who you are, you cannot understand what I have done for you.”  It was a very humbling experience. 

Michelle

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Tonight

Bro John, 

It seems to be in the nature of a person, before God changes us, to easily discount or disregard the love and blessings that come from our closest family, first.

We start as children, often honoring the desires of our friends first, while resisting the wishes and, often, the blessings of our parents that love us. We will do that with our spouses too, unless Jesus saves us from it.  I loved so much tonight that Julie P. was able to acknowledge the blessing that God sent her through her husband.

I thank Jesus for that – it is so good!

It makes me consider my own home and spouse, to double check myself to make sure I am hearing Jesus in those who are closest to me.  He is always speaking 🙂

So good.

Jerry

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