and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will
THE REAL AUTHORITY
By Brother Keith Winterowd
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power has
been given to me in heaven and in earth. Jesus Matt 28:18
The Power of Jesus
Remember that Jesus is the real and final authority of God's will. He is the single absolute authority of the message GOD has for all mankind forever. His words are the last of the Father's own personal sayings to all mankind.
Jesus was sent by the Father to give his words to the people who would hear and respond to him. He gives his followers authority to become the children of God.
Disregard anything we say that you consider at conflict with the words and sayings of Jesus. We used to see conflict until we found that we were not hearing him and him alone. We had been trying to harmonize his words with those of others. To pay attention to Jesus alone and set aside others was a frightening experience at the start; but, it paid dividends that were astounding.
We encourage you to listen him too.
Jesus told us that his followers don't listen to strangers. In fact we run from strangers.
We continue to study the sayings of Jesus and will add and subtract our findings as the truth is revealed in our study of his words.
We believe the promise that Jesus has sent the holy spirit to live with us and guide us into all the truth that Jesus gave us. We believe Jesus is GOD's beloved, approved Son, and that the Kingdom of God came at the exact moment that he drank the vinegar just before he died.
His dead body was placed in a nearby boulder sealed tomb in the the earth and it stayed there for three nights and three days. Jesus was resurrected to life by the Father at the end of that time. All power in heaven and on earth was given to Jesus at his resurrection from the end of his stay in death. He now reigns and rules and was given all power in heaven and earth. He rules all things but not so much as to be noticed now.
The Father wants us to hear him, grasp a vision of his sayings (so as to 'see him'), follow him and obey his commandments.
Jesus gave us these principles by which he wants us live.
Jesus wants us to love our GOD with all our being and love our neighbor as our self. Our enemies are also our neighbors.
Jesus states he wants his followers to hate their own earth life so that we may love our life in eternity with the Father. He requires that we place our values and treasures in heaven with the Father. We cannot have two masters.
Jesus requires that we love each other. He wants us to to follow him and carry our own cross. He died ahead of us, not instead of us. He showed us how to defeat Satan fearlessly.
This is effected by total love for the Father, loving our neighbor and hating our life on earth. Our great desire we have been given by his words is to come home to be with him through following Jesus way. He desires mercy and wants us to obey the commands that he sent by Jesus. These are the elements of the works it takes to gain victory over Satan's illusion of the fear of death and its corollary the loss of life.
Jesus discusses, how we are to fearlessly live, die and become resurrected as he did.
He wants us to prepare ourselves today by following him so that we will be with him to greet the Father as his children in his glory on his day in the resurrection. GOD wants one thing from his children and that is to come home to him.
Everything revolves about him and he has been waiting for the harvest of his children from the earth which he grows through the seeds of the words he sent by his Son. These words can be found in the gospels and are to be planted in our hearts by studying his words with the guidance of the holy spirit. Jesus words are usually in red print. They can be easily found in the four gospels of the New Testament.
He said it, we believe it, and because his sayings are absolute truth, that settles it.
Jesus is GOD'S complete messenger. We listen only to him.
PEACE BE TO YOU AND TO YOUR HOUSE