October 5, 2019

"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 Messiah(Who received both His Life and His Teachings from "Our FATHER and ELOHIM!) teaches His disciples to; "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; so that you may be the children of your FATHER, HE WHO is in Heaven!" (John 20:17; 5:19,30; 8:28-29, Matthew 5:44-45a)

Hope is you seek and 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


HE DID!       and HE does.......

And Hope is you have chosen to follow the teachings of The Messiah, He Who IS "The Prince of Peace" and "The Only Begotten Son(Both naturally, and Spiritually as "The Light" of Genesis 1:3!) of Our FATHER and ELOHIM"! (Isaiah 9:6, John 3:16; 20:17)  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/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.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.  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/resist-not-evil-resist-devil.html

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 despitefully use you, and persecute you; so 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 souls call their “bible("The Word of TRUTH" when rightly translated in SPIRIT and 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)

Yet it needs be REALized that Our FATHER(HE WHO IS SPIRIT!) was in The Messiah and spoke through Him when The Messiah 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)

And 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 ELOHIM, HE WHO is also The FATHER and ELOHIM of The Messiah’s brethren(naturally male or 'fe'male), help us so that we might HEAR and DO! For except HE gives The Grace, Strength and Love; except HE gives of HIS SPIRIT and TRUTH, none could do! “ And so it is the elect "cry unto ELOHIM day and night"! (Luke 18:7b)


HE DID!       and HE does.......


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 one 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 in your hearts: and be ready to always 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 who 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)

And "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 ELOHIM to the pulling down of strong holds! Casting down "imag"inations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of ELOHIM, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of The Messiah!" (II Corinthians 10:3-5)

"You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of The Messiah. No one that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, so 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(naturally male or 'fe'male), by the mercies of ELOHIM, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto ELOHIM, 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 ELOHIM"! (Romans 12:1-2)

Many desire and expect ease in this temporal life, yet tribulation awaits those souls who follow the teachings of The Messiah while they are in, but not of this evil world! (John 17:14-16)

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 
ELOHIM"! (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)

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 unto the Will of 
ELOHIM!" (I Peter 4:1-2)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/let-patience-have-her-perfect-work.html

Whom do you follow? 

Do you seek and desire The Will of “The Only True 
ELOHIM, FATHER of All” above all else? Have you chosen to serve Our FATHER and ELOHIM 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)

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

Choose rightly! Choose to follow The Messiah! Choose to be His disciple and call upon ELOHIM 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)


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 Way, The TRUTH and The Life"! (John 14:6)

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 that He 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: "Therefore, 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 ELOHIM, for The Messiah spoke The Words of ELOHIM, and ELOHIM’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)

And His brethren(naturally male or 'fe'male), can we do anything more?

And The Messiah, "The Word of ELOHIM", spoke The Words of Our FATHER and ELOHIM(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 it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27!) in this day and age!  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/religions-way-is-anti-messiah.html

Do those souls bound in the chains of religion's "strong delusion" 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!

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


"Pure Religion and Undefiled before Our FATHER and ELOHIM is this! To visit The FATHERless(Those who have no relationship with The ELOHIM(SPIRIT) and FATHER{CREATOR} of ALL)and widows(Those whose "bridegroom{The Messiah}" has not yet 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 souls who, in TRUTH, have been "Born Again" of The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT! Those "son's(naturally male or 'fe'male) of Our FATHER and 
ELOHIM" 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)

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(His 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 rather than "loving their enemies", sadly 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 REALize 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”! (Luke 22:42)

And those souls who seek to follow The Messiah on that "Narrow Way"; those who would be His disciples will also desire The Will of "Our FATHER" above all else! Yes! more than this natural, temporal life itself! (Matthew 7:14, 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 child, yet nonetheless "a son(naturally male or 'fe'male) of The One and Only True ELOHIM and FATHER of All”! (Luke 22:42. John 14:6, Matthew 18:3, Romans 8:14-17)

“Children” who will no longer deny and defy The FATHER WHO 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 souls “
ELOHIM will destroy because they are destroying HIS Creation(air, water, land, vegetation, creatures)....... Nor will HIS "children" be of those souls 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 "son's(naturally male or 'fe'male) of Our FATHER and ELOHIM" 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

And we REALize that we have our portion !NOW! with The Messiah in The Family of Our FATHER and ELOHIM, "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named!" (John 20:17, Ephesians 3:15, Galatians 6:10)  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" son's{naturally male or 'fe'male} of Our FATHER and ELOHIM)!" (Galatians 4:26, John 3:3,7,, I Peter 1:23, I John 3:1-3, John 20:17)  

And lest there be confusion, be aware of The TRUTH that speaks, 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)

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 ELOHIM"! (James 4:4)

“Love Your Enemies” refers to mankind, not spiritual wickedness, this evil world or religion's way!

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, and evermore perverting that which IS SPIRIT and TRUTH! (John 7:7, I John 2:16, Romans 1:21, II Corinthians 10:5,  Ecclesiastes 7:29, Revelations 11:18d)  

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 
ELOHIM are to resist that evil, lying spirit which is leading those of this world along "the broad way to destruction" and perdition! (II Corinthians 4:4, John 8:44, James 4:7, Matthew 7:13)

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 ELOHIM"! (John 20:17)

Sadly, "religions(Except it be 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. So it is, because of religion's way "The Way of TRUTH is evil spoken of"! (II Peter 2:1-3)

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)

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(naturally male or 'fe'male) in "The Family of Our FATHER and 
ELOHIM", "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

"A Household of Faith" indeed and TRUTH....... (Galatians 6:10, Ephesians 2:19)


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)


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 as revealed in James 1:27!) in this day and age! (Matthew 5:44, Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-15; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)

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

Sadly, 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)

And HIS Will for HIS children IS to "Love Your Enemies"....... (Matthew 5:44-45a)

So it is that HIS children "cry unto HIM day and night"! (Luke 22:42)

Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:


HE DID!       and HE does.......



So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! 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 that is revealed in James 1:27!) in these last days!
(Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)

ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(ELOHIM, TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD); (John 20:17: 14:28, Mark 10:18)

HalleluYAH!       !.......FOREVER.......!

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