December 17, 2016

"Love Your Enemies"

Question? Are you a disciple?

Now a disciple is someone who follows the teachings of another. Do you follow the teachings of another or are you "self-disciplined"? 

The One that IS The Messiah teaches His disciples to, "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you, and persecute you; so that you may be the children of your FATHER, HE WHO is in Heaven!" (Matthew 5:44-45a)

Hope is you would desire to be an obedient child of “Our FATHER, HE WHO is in Heaven"? (Luke 11:2, John 20:17)    http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/our-father-and-god-john-2017.html

And Hope is you have chosen to follow the teachings of The Messiah, He Who is "The Prince of Peace"! (Isaiah 9:6 ** "the everlasting Father" should be translated "the Father of Eternity{Eternal Life}" for The Messiah was the "Firstborn from among the dead"! **)    http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/08/peace-on-earth-sadly-worldly-and.html

As you continue to read this testimony it is needful to REALize that The Messiah testified, "the words you hear are not My words, but they are The Words of Our FATHER(CREATOR) WHO sent Me"! (John 14:24; 20:17)    http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-word-of-god-let-there-be-light.html

(Matthew 5:38-48) "You have heard that it has been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, that you resist not evil: but whoever smites you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 

And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. And whoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two. Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you, turn him not away. 


You have heard that it has been said, “you shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy”, but I say unto you, Love Your Enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you, and persecute you; that you may be the Children of your FATHER WHO is in heaven: for HE makes HIS sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 


For if you love them who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even politicians do so? And if you salute your brethren only, what are you doing more than others? Do not even politicians do so? Therefore be perfect, even as your FATHER, HE WHO is in Heaven, is perfect." (Matthew 5:38-48)

The Testimony of The Messiah you just read was preceded by the following verse in what the worldly and/or religious ones call their “bible(rightly called "The Word of TRUTH")". "Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven." (Matthew 5:19, James 1:18)

Some believe that this bore witness to the laws within the Old Testament, yet this verse rightly applies to the teachings of The Messiah that followed, one of which was to "Love Your Enemies"! (Matthew 5:44)


The Messiah also testified, "Why do you call Me, Master(Lord), Master(Lord), and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46)

And it needs be REALized that Our FATHER(HE WHO IS SPIRIT) was in The Messiah and spoke through Him when He testified, "If you love Me keep My commandments". (
II Corinthians 5:19, John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 14:10,15,24 also read verses 16-24)

At the end of The Messiah’s testimony, in what is commonly called "the sermon on the mount" (Matthew chapters 5,6 and 7) The Messiah bore witness to the following:

(Matthew 7:21-27) "Not every one that says unto Me, Master, Master, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will of My FATHER WHO is in Heaven. 

Many will say to Me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? And in Thy Name have cast out devils? And in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity. 


Therefore WHOEVER HEARS these sayings of Mine, AND DOES them, I will liken him unto A WISE MAN, who built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 


And EVERY ONE THAT HEARS these sayings of Mine, AND DOES THEM NOT, shall be likened unto A FOOLISH MAN, who built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."

(Matthew 7:21-27)   http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/01/faith-built-upon-sinking-sand.html

"HEARS these sayings AND DOES THEM"! 

May The Messiah’s FATHER and GOD, HE WHO is also The FATHER and GOD of The Messiah’s Brethren, help us so that we might HEAR and DO! For except HE gives The Grace, Strength and Love, except HE gives of HIS SPIRIT, none could do! “ And so the elect "cry unto GOD day and night"! (Luke 18:7b)    http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/father-help-and-he-does.html

And the letters in what this world calls the “bible” are in perfect harmony with The Messiah’s teaching of "Love Your Enemies"!

“Bless them who persecute you: bless, and curse not." (Romans 12:14)


"Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not your selves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord. Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink: for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:17-21)

"See that none renders evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men." (I Thessalonians 5:15)

(I Peter 3:9-13) "Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you were called to do so, that you should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if you are followers of that which is good? 


But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the LORD GOD in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you for the reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in The Messiah." (I Peter 3:9-13)

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12)

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strong holds! Casting down "imag"inations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of The Messiah!" (II Corinthians 10:3-5)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/spiritual-warfare.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/carnal-warfare-is-religions-way-which.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/03/sadly-imagination-and-interesting-walk.html

"You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of The Messiah. No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please HIM who has chosen him to be a soldier." (II Timothy 2:3-4) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/03/what-to-do-where-to-go-how-to-cope.html

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of GOD, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto GOD, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, Will of GOD." (Romans 12:1-2)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/love-not-world.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/behold-world-is-coming-together-as-one.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/whoever-would-be-friend-of-this-world.html

Many desire and expect ease in this temporal life, but tribulation awaits those that follow the teachings of The Messiah while in, yet not of this evil world! (John 17:14-16)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/tribulation-begets-patience-romans-53.html

Yet, what a blessed end!

(Matthew 5:10-12) "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. 

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (Matthew 5:10-12)


Paul and Barnabas "Confirmed the souls of the disciples, and exhorted them to continue in The Faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the Kingdom of GOD." (Acts 14:22)


And The Messiah testified, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 12:33)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/tribulation-begets-patience-romans-53.html

Paul testified,"And unto you it is given in the behalf of The Messiah, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake; having the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me." (Philippians 1:29-30)

And Peter testified,"Inasmuch then as The Messiah has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the Will of GOD." (I Peter 4:1-2)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/let-patience-have-her-perfect-work.html

Whom do you follow? 

Do you desire The Will of “The Only True GOD, FATHER of All”? Have you chosen to serve Our FATHER and GOD as you seek and desire to follow HIS Only Begotten Son, The Messiah, on "The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life"? (Ephesians 4:6, John 17:3; 20:17; 14:6)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-and-only-true-g-d-fathercreator-of.html

The Messiah was “a servant of The Only True GOD” and The Messiah Loved His Enemies! Whom do you follow? Whom do you serve? "No man can serve two masters!" (Isaiah 42:1-7, Matthew 6:24a)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-messiah-servant-of-and-sent-by-only.html

Choose rightly! Choose to follow The Messiah! Chose to be His disciple and call upon GOD day and night for the strength needed to "Love Your Enemies" so that you might "enter in at the strait gate"! 

"For wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there are who enter that gate: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14, Revelations 11:18d)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/07/simply-progress-so-called-is-destroying.html

Hope is you are, or will be, one of the few!


And lest there be confusion it is well to remember that The Messiah “Loved His Enemies”, and so it was when He rebuked the pharisee’s, those religious zealots who denied Him as they evermore sought to crucify The TRUTH: 

Matthew 23:27-29 : “Woe unto you, scribes and pharisee’s, hypocrites! 

For you are like whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 


Woe unto you, scribes and pharisee’s, hypocrites! You build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous!” (Matthew 23:27-29)

Yes, The Messiah loved them! And so it was told them The TRUTH even though He knew the pharisee’s wanted to kill Him....... (John 8:37,40)

“Some save with compassion, others with fear....” (Jude 22-23)

"But i say unto you who hear, Love Your Enemies! (Luke 6:27a)


The Messiah testified, "...whoever HEARS these sayings of Mine, and DOES them, I will liken him unto a WISE man, which built his house upon a rock:" (Matthew 7:24) 

"And WHY do you call Me, Master, Master, and do not the things which I say?" 
"For whoever shall do the will of My FATHER WHO is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." ( (Luke 6:46, Matthew 13:50)

That which The Messiah taught was of The Only True GOD, for The Messiah spoke The Words of GOD, and GOD’s Word is HIS Will! And TRUTH IS The Messiah testified, "I can do nothing of My own self".......  (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 7:16; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14, Luke 6:27)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html

And His brethren, can they do anything more?

And The Messiah, "The Word of GOD", spoke The Word of Our FATHER and GOD! (Genesis 1:3, Revelation 19:13; John 14:10)   http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-word-of-god-let-there-be-light.html

"Love Your Enemies"! (Matthew 5:44)

Do you “Love Your Enemies”?

And the religious systems, all of which are of this world(except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)?
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/religions-way-is-anti-messiah.html

Do they follow The Messiah, He Who is “The Prince of Peace”?
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/08/peace-on-earth-sadly-worldly-and.html

Do they exhort their “members” to “Love Your Enemies” in deed, or in word only?

Seems the fruit of death is born of religion's way,

Simply, religion's way (except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) but carries on the legacy of the pharisee’s!

TRUTH IS! There IS Only One "Pure Religion and Undefiled"! (James 1:27)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/10/pure-and-undefiled-religion.html

"Pure Religion and Undefiled before Our FATHER and GOD is this! To visit The FATHERless (those who have no relationship with The GOD and FATHER{Creator} of ALL)and widows (those whose "bridegroom" has not risen from among the dead) in their affliction and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the world!" (James 1:27)

Not a system but The Active Faith of those who, in TRUTH, have been "Born Again" of The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT! Those "sons of Our FATHER and GOD" who have their portion !NOW! in HIS Family, of "WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named"....... (II Thessalonians 2:10-12, John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, I John 3:1-2, Philippians 2:15, Ephesians 3:15)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html

Simply, ALL other religion IS "IMPURE and DEFILED"!

"Come out from among them and be separate!" (II Corinthians 6:17)

And Believe The Messiah, for He testified, “Whoever lives and believes in Me (My Testimony and Life example) shall never die!” (John 11:26a)

And then The Messiah questioned, “Do you believe this?” (John 11:26b)

Or do you believe in death?

Those who believe in death, believe death is the answer and so it is that they seek to kill and destroy their natural, physical enemies!


If you believe in The Life, then your desire will be to "Love Your Enemies" for you know that Victory over death is assured! And The Victor over death, The Messiah, desired above all else, "FATHER, not My will, But THY Will Be Done"! And those who seek to follow The Messiah on that "Narrow Way", those who would be His disciples, will also have the same desire as well! 
(Luke 22:42, I John 2:6)   http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/father-not-my-will-but-thy-will-be-done.html

Simply, the desire for “FATHER, not my will, But THY Will Be Done” is “The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life”! Such is so simple that “a child will understand”! An adopted, yet nonetheless "a son(child) of The One and Only True GOD and FATHER of All” that is! (Luke 22:42. John 14:6, Romans 8:14-17)

Such “children” will no longer deny and defy The FATHER that created them, for they have REALized that Eternal Life IS Their FATHER’s Will! (I Timothy 2:3-4)

So it is that HIS “children” will no longer be of those “GOD will destroy because they are destroying HIS Creation(air, water, land, vegetation, creatures)....... 
Nor will HIS "children" be of those who are perverting that which is Spirit(TRUTH, Light, Life, Love, Peace, Faith, Wisdom, Grace, Mercy,,,,,, ALL that is Truly Good)! (Revelations 11:18c)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/07/simply-progress-so-called-is-destroying.html

For the "sons of Our FATHER and GOD" have experienced The Miracle that IS "receiving a love of The TRUTH so that we might be saved" from our own self("I", ego, id, pride)life....... (I John 3:1-3, II Thessalonians 2:10-13)    http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html

And we REALize that we have our portion !NOW! with The Messiah in The Family of Our FATHER and GOD, "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named!" (Ephesians 3:15)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html

So no longer are we of "mother earth", for NEW "Jerusalem which IS above IS free, and IS !NOW! The Mother of us all(Spiritually "Born Again" sons{male or 'fe'male} of Our FATHER and GOD)!" (Galatians 4:26, John 3:3,7,, I Peter 1:23, I John 3:1-3, John 20:17)    
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/are-you-alien-and-pilgrim-while-on-earth.html

And lest there be confusion, be aware of The TRUTH that The Messiah bore witness of “an evil world” and that “those of this evil world hated Him”. The Messiah also testified that those of this evil world “would hate His disciples” as well! (John 7:7: 15:18-19)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/behold-world-is-coming-together-as-one.html

And John testified, “love not the world or its things”, and “if any man loves this world, the Love of The FATHER is not in him”, for “the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one”! 
(I John 2:15-17; 5:19)   http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-whole-world-not-just-portion-is.html

And James testified, "whoever would be a friend of this world is the enemy of GOD"! (James 4:4)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/whoever-would-be-friend-of-this-world.html

“Love Your Enemies” refers to mankind, not spiritual wickedness or this evil world!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/resist-not-evil-resist-devil.html

Disciples of The Messiah are not to love this “world”, for this “evil world” is but the product of “the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life” that feeds mankind’s “imag”ination. And mankind’s "imag"ination, their "evil inventions" and self-centered ways are destroying Creation! (John 7:7, I John 2:16, Romans 1:21, II Corinthians 10:5,  Ecclesiastes 7:29, Revelations 11:18d)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/07/simply-progress-so-called-is-destroying.html

And "the god of this world", he who is "the father of lies, is "d"evil spirit that dominates and provides the fuel for mankind's "imag"ination! The children of The Only True GOD are to resist that evil, lying spirit which is leading those of this world along "the broad way to destruction"! (II Corinthians 4:4, John 8:44, James 4:7, Matthew 7:13)    
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/10/taking-bait-and-lies-are-swallowed-hook.html

And a soul can not use the religion's that call themselves "catholic", or "christian", or "pentecostal", or "mormon", or "jehovah witnesses(aka: russelites, bible students, etc.)", or religion by any other name as an excuse for not believing and seeking to follow the teachings of The Messiah that He received from "Our FATHER and GOD"!  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/08/why-religion-was-and-is-yet-needful-for.html

Sadly, "religions(except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)" do not follow The Messiah! Religions follow and believe the lies that are of mankind's "imag"ination.  And because of religion's way, and/or their love for this evil world, "The Way of TRUTH is evil spoken of"! (II Peter 2:1-3)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/because-of-religions-way-way-of-truth.html

And Yes! Atheism is a religion as well, for atheists see their version of a god each and every time they view their reflected "image"!  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/03/atheists-so-called-are-some-of-most.html


Once again, "There IS Only One "Pure Religion and Undefiled"!  (James 1:27)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/10/pure-and-undefiled-religion.html

Simply, ALL other religion IS "IMPURE and DEFILED"!


"Come out from among them and be separate!" (II Corinthians 6:17)


Seek and desire to have your portion with The Messiah and His brethren in "The Family of Our FATHER and GOD", "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named"! (Ephesians 3:15)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html

And Thankfully while breath(Spirit, air) is, Hope IS!  


For TRUTH IS!       and Miracles do happen!

Hope is there be will those souls who would experience The Miracle that is receiving "a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved" from their own self ("I", ego, id, pride) life! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html

For they will "Love Their Enemies" as they experience the "Peace that surpasses all understanding"; in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith of James 1:27)! (Matthew 5:44, Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-15; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)


Thankfully TRUTH IS!       a lie is not.......


And those of this world and/or religion's way will seek to spiritually kill any soul that abides in The TRUTH! Yet if unsuccessful, could be they will then seek to kill the fleshly temporal body that such a soul yet abides in.......


Yet Above ALL Else; Yes! more than this natural, temporal life itself, it needs be "FATHER, not my will, But THY WILL Be Done! (Luke 22:42)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/father-not-my-will-but-thy-will-be-done.html

And HIS Will for HIS children IS, "Love Your Enemies".......

FATHER Help!

HE DID!       and HE does.......

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/father-help-and-he-does.html

HalleluYAH!

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