August 2, 2017

Zacchaeus...... A "god" of the Covetous!

The following testimony was given in response to an email i received from a community in India.

They had written: "Zacchaeus was forgiven even before he could return all the money that he had cheated because the Lord saw the change in his heart."

And i responded(with modifications and further testimony added):

That's what you believe!

And you are not ashamed?

Sadly, you have not yet REALized that the lies that are of this evil world and/or religion's way in this day and age(except the Active Faith of James 1:27) have bound you in the chains of "strong delusion"! (John 7:7, I John 2:15-17, James 4:4, II Thessalonians 2:10-12)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/10/taking-bait-and-lies-are-swallowed-hook.html

(II Thessalonians 2:9b-12) "For Satan's signs and lying wonders have worked the deceitfulness of unrighteousness in them that perish, those who did not "receive a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved(from their own self{"I", ego, id, pride} life)!  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html

And for this cause Our FATHER and GOD will send them "strong delusion", so that they would believe a lie!  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/our-father-and-god-john-2017.html

That they all might be damned who believed not The TRUTH, but had pleasure in unrighteous-ness (that which is not of The TRUTH, aka: not right)!" (II Thessalonians 2:9b:12)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html

Hope IS you would believe The TRUTH concerning Zacchaeus!"

"And The Messiah entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich." (Luke 19:1-2)

"Woe unto you that are rich"! (Luke 6:24)

"Sell what you have, and give alms". (spoken to all in Luke 12:33)

"Easier for a camel(rope) to pass thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven"....... (Mark 10:25)

"The love of money is a root of evil"! (I Timothy 6:10)

Yes, "the love of money, is a root of evil", yet not "the root of all evil"!
(**For those who would question my bearing witness unto such? Thankfully, by The Grace of GOD i live below "the poverty level", yet "The unspeakable, unsearchable riches of The Messiah are priceless!** {I Peter 1:8, Ephesians 3:8})

For TRUTH IS! "The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life("I", ego, id, self)" are the roots of all evil, yet money most certainly feeds the fires of sin......." (I Timothy 6:10, Genesis 3:1-7, I John 2:15-17)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html

"And Zacchaeus sought to see The Messiah, Who He was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see The Messiah: for He was to pass that way." (Luke 19:3-4)

Sought to see The Messiah! Not to "see" The Messiah as He was and IS, "The Son of The Living GOD", but to "see" The Messiah; the physical, natural Son of man. Didn't have to get up in a tree to "see" the Real Messiah! Sadly, "little of stature" referred to his physical size, for as we will see, inwardly he was a very proud man.......

"And when The Messiah came to that place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down. For today I must abide at your house. And he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully." (Luke 19:5-6)

“Today I MUST abide at your house"!

The Will of Our FATHER was for The The Messiah to do so! For as The Messiah had testified so it was, "I seek not My will, but The Will of The FATHER WHO sent Me". And even today the "rich" of this world receive their version of a messiah joyfully....... (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 12:49-50 14:10, 23-24, Luke 22:42)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/father-not-my-will-but-thy-will-be-done.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html

"And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying that He was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto The Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor! And if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold." (Luke 19:7-8)


"Zacchaeus Stood"! He didn't humble himself before The Lord! He stood and began to pronounce his righteousness, his "form of godliness" that was acceptable to other worldly and/or religious souls liken unto him. Those souls who have never seen "The Light" that is The Messiah....... **liken unto the pharisee in Luke 18:11-12** (II Timothy 3:5)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-word-of-god-let-there-be-light.html

Zacchaeus didn't humble himself and declare, "Lord, what would you have me to do, sinner that i am"....... **liken unto the publican in Luke 18:13-14** 

For as the rich in times past, and in this day and age as well, he also tried to establish his own version of righteousness! Sadly, he would not submit himself unto the righteousness that is of Our FATHER and GOD as revealed in both The Life and The Teachings of The Messiah. Zacchaeus has been a hero and a "god" of the covetous ever since..." (Romans 10:3)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/08/catholicism-christianity-and-covetousness!

"And The Messiah said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:9-10)

Notice the "Son of man", such was befitting of the way Zacchaeus had received The Messiah...

Salvation, "Our FATHER and GOD In The Messiah", came unto the house of Zacchaeus because The Messiah came to seek and to save the lost of the house of Israel, the sons of Abraham. The parable The Messiah taught at the end of the testimony concerning Zacchaeus revealed what he was and remained, after seeing The Messiah as only "the Son of man"....... (II Corinthians 5:19, Luke 11:11-27)

The end of the testimony concerning  Zacchaeus, and the end of the parable was:

"BUT THOSE MINE ENEMIES, WHICH WOULD NOT THAT I SHOULD RULE OVER THEM, BRING HITHER, AND SLAY THEM BEFORE ME!" (Luke 19:21-27)

The Messiah, "The Son of GOD", must be Lord in The Life that Our FATHER and GOD freely(setting us free from our self{"I", ego, id, pride}life) gives us! To know The Messiah only as "the Son of man", and not as "The Son of GOD(yet it needs be REALized The Messiah testified "The FATHER IS Greater than I" and "I can do nothing of My own self"!)" causes "The Way of TRUTH to be evil spoken of”....... (John 14:29, II Peter 2:1-3, John 5:19,30; 8:28-29)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/one-in-spirit-with-our-father-and-god.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/03/because-of-pagan-catholicism-and-her.html

Zacchaeus has been and will continue to be a "god" of the covetous, and those liken unto him will reign over all that which is but "worldly religiosity". Oh, that you would see how deluded you are, for you have taken on the worldly "form" and have denied The Teacher that IS the Holy SPIRIT! For you have listened to the voice of man "who can't even order his own steps", let alone guide others along that "Narrow Way" that leads to Life, Real Life!  Forever.......  (I John 2:27, Jeremiah 10:23, Matthew 7:14)

And as was stated in an earlier response, "you're but clones of the british and american "ministers" of "strong delusion"! 

Zacchaeus was one of their first "gods"! One of the first they used to justify their "strong delusions" as they became one with the pharisee's and others who pervert "The Word of TRUTH"! (II Peter 2:1-3, II Thessalonians 2:10-13, James 1:18)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/because-of-religions-way-way-of-truth.html

Sadly, you're one with all who "love this evil world and it's things"! One with those who don't know what it means to "forsake all that they have"! One with those who are of the "covetous", which is the "sin of idolatry"....... One with those souls who won't Live and Abide in the only "Pure Religion and Undefiled before Our FATHER and GOD"! Such was clearly revealed in James 1:27! (I John 2:15-17; 5:19, Luke 14:33, Colossians 3:5, James 1:27)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/10/pure-and-undefiled-religion.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/08/catholicism-christianity-and-covetousness!

Repent!

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

Seek and desire to have your 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; 2:19, Galatians 6:10)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html

Seek and desire to have your portion with those who have REALized how "poor and in need" of Our FATHER and GOD we Truly are! Those souls who, liken unto The Messiah, have also REALized "i can do nothing of my own self"....... (Psalms 70:5; 72:13, John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 12:49-50 14:10, 23-24)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html

So it is we "cry unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night"! (Luke 18:7, John 20:17)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/our-father-and-god-john-2017.html

Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-declaration-of-dependence.html

FATHER Help!

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

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 as revealed in James 1:27) in this day and age!
(Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)

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

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

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