“If ye love me, keep my commandments” John 14:15.
Without faith, one can NOT please God Heb 11:6.
A true Church of God obeys all of these …
Only one person John 17:12, the soon coming beast 2 Thes 2:2-4, Rev 13:15 will perish forever.
Anyone breaking even one of God’s laws Matt 5:19 is guilty of breaking all of them 1 Cor 13:2-3, Romans 3:10.
God is love 1 John 4:8.
The first fruit of the power of God (Holy Spirit) is love Gal 5:22-23.
Just believing and confessing is not enough to live inside those pearly gates of God’s coming New Jerusalem - FOREVER!
Much is required of whom much will be given Luke 12:48.
“Blessed are they that do his Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” Rev 22:14-15.
True belief and true faith equals action, even to the point of being willing to die for it Rev 12:11 if God so requires it of you Mark 14:36, Luke 22:42.
You must be a doer of the word James 1:22, ASK Matt 7:7, 1 Corinthians 5:8, Ex 12:15, John 14:10.
When called one must be diligent in seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness Matt 6:33 to even get close to being scarcely chosen 1 Peter 4:18, Isa 55:8, John 4:23-24, 1 Peter 2:9..
Those who try to overcome their carnal mind by their own power Rom 8:7, will become full of self-righteous pride, which God hates Ps 6:16-19, Rev 3:17, Isa 55:8, Matt 25:30.
“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” Matt 25:46.
“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW” Rom 13:10.
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” John 14:21
“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love” John 15:10.
“By this we know that WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” 1 John 5:2-3.
“And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, that, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it” 2 John 1:6.
True saints of God are ministers of the New Testament.
There was not grace or complete truth in the Old Testament John 1:17.
Therefore, the KJV Bible must be rightly divided 2 Tim 2:15 God’s way Isa 28:9-10!
When the Holy Spirit lives in you 1 John 3:24 you are never alone unless you quench it
1 Thes 5:19.
You quench the Holy Spirit when you lean on your own carnal understanding Rom 8:7.
You lean on your own understanding when you ignore his still small voice 1 Kings 19:11-12.
The word “carnal” means flesh – being flesh we all lean on our own understanding Heb 12:1-4 even after receiving the Holy Spirit Rom 7:14-25.
Therefore, despise not the chastening of the lord, through sufferings, we will never forget our eternal lessons Pro 3:11-12, Heb 12:6, Rom 8:18, Ezek 18:4, Heb 9:27.
Only the power of God (Holy Spirit) living in you, through faithful obedience, teaches you all things and brings all things to your remembrance John 14:10, John 14:26, John 15:5, John 4:23-24.
“Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life” 2 Cor 3:6.
Humble yourself! Only humble sinners Isa 57:15 are given ears to hear Matt 9:13, Matt 13:16, Luke 8:8, Luke 18:13-14 all things Acts 3:23.
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, TO SHEW UNTO HIS SERVANTS things which must shortly come to pass; and HE SENT AND SIGNIFIED IT BY HIS ANGEL UNTO HIS SERVANT JOHN: WHO BARE RECORD OF THE WORD OF GOD, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY, and keep those things which are written therein: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND. JOHN TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES WHICH ARE IN ASIA: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and THE FIRST BEGOTTEN OF THE DEAD, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” Rev 1:1-6.
“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND” REV 22:10.
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matt 4:17.
“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel”. Mark 1:15.
Blessed are those who read/hear the words now delivered, the kingdom of God IS AT HAND!
Satan has deceived the whole world during THE TIME OF THE END Rev 12:9, Rev 12:7-8.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” 2 Cor 11:13-15.
“And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed” Dan 11:35”.
“And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and SEALED TILL THE TIME OF THE END” DANIEL 12:9.
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” 2 Peter 3:8-9.
We all have to perish once Heb 9:27. Our spirit returns to God Eccl 12:7 when our eternal placement Ezek 37:26 in God’s coming new world Rev 21 is decided.
The Worldwide church of God had churches all over the world including – Asia.
The (angel) pastor of the Philadelphia church had the key of David (Herbert W. Armstrong)
He kept/taught God’s Holy Days, Food laws, and Ten Commandments.
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write: – the seventh and last church era before Christ – is now – 1995 - present!
“And unto the (angel) of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and TRUE WITNESS, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; AND KNOWEST NOT that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” Rev 3:14-22.
The word (angel) is Strongs # 32 and in “The Complete Word Study New Testament” by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D. it says it means pastor, messenger.
There is only one true Gospel and only one true Testimony of Jesus Christ.
My church, the United Church of God was and still is the lukewarm church.
They keep/teach God’s Holy Days, Food laws, and Ten Commandments as do I, however they are lukewarm because they deny the power of God (love) who will Matt 18:14 save every child that he created to hate him Rom 8:7 to learn the knowledge of good and evil Gen 3:22 to be resurrected a god Ps 82:6 and eternally placed Ezek 37:26 in his coming new world Rev 21, according to their works Luke 12:47-48.
They are deceived by the god of hate, murder and revenge and through pride in their own understanding they are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
Stubbornly 1 Sam 15:23 believing that God (LOVE) our Father would throw some of his children into a hell fire as torture or as a second death makes that believer like their father the devil : a murderer and a liar.
They are believing in and are worshipping the wrong God.
“YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, AND THE LUSTS OF YOUR FATHER YE WILL DO. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” John 8:44.
That sin will never be forgiven Matt 12:31-32, James 2:9.
Live by every word of God (love).
Love (God) never fails 1 Cor 13:8, Luke 6:35.
“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven” Luke 6:37.
“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things” Romans 2:1.
“But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” Matt 6:15.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” John 3:16-17.
NO MIGHT ABOUT IT! Christ gave his life to destroy the devils power over our death. Both over our one death Heb 9:27. And over Satan’s lie of an eternal death.
Death is swallowed up in victory 1 Cor 15:54, Rev 12:10-11 thanks to our Savior Jesus Christ!
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil” Heb 2:14.
Christ’s blood atoned for the sins of the whole world.
“And HE IS THE PROPITIATION for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” 1 John 2:2.
“Having a form of godliness, but DENYING THE POWER THEREOF: from such turn away” 2 Tim 3:5.
“And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” Romans 1:4.
“Jesus answered and said unto them, ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, NOR THE POWER OF GOD. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven” Matt 22:29-30.
“Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves” Isaiah 28:15.
“And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall NOT stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it” Isaiah 28:18.
Anyone rejecting the word I was commanded (through great travail Rev 12:2) to deliver to the whole world Rev 12:5-6 is rejecting God, not me.
Everything written on “The Good Tale” has been inspired by God – he tests us ALL for his love.
Hear every word of God Acts 3:23 prove all things 1 Thes 5:21!
Blog posts on “The Good Tale” at blogspot.com are date stamped – prophecy is proven Rev 12:5-6 and then some Rev 12:14.
“I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy” Rom 11:11.
“And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost” Acts 10:45.
“For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF THEY WERE BROKEN OFF, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, IF THOU CONTINUE IN HIS GOODNESS: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, IF THEY ABIDE NOT STILL IN UNBELIEF, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL, UNTIL THE FULNESS OF THE GENTILES BE COME IN. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, THERE SHALL COME OUT OF SION THE DELIVERER, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob” Rom 11:16-26.
God’s true Gospel is for all his children Matt 24:14, Rev 7:9, Rev 7:14 – those refusing to believe his true word now delivered, will believe the big fat lie that is soon coming.
“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” 2 Thes 2:9-11.
“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” Luke 21:24,
The two witnesses are and will be Gentiles. Jerusalem will see the Gentiles as an abomination of desolation because they will be teaching the true testimony of Jesus Christ Rev 11:7.
Update 8/19/2017 God wants me to clarify the above paragraph: The two witnesses will be viewed by the Jews as being Gentiles because in the beginning of their 1260 days they will be preaching Jesus as being part of a Trinity. The two witnesses are of a tribe of Israel. "They will be teaching the true testimony of Jesus Christ" delivered here, in their future.
“And THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and THEN SHALL THE END COME. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, STAND IN THE HOLY PLACE, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Matt 24:14-15.
“Wherefore, my beloved, AS YE HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: THAT YE MAY BE BLAMELESS AND HARMLESS, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” Phil 2:12-15.
Anyone wanting eternal darkness (eternal death) for any child created in the image of God for being the sinner that God created them to be Rom 8:7 to learn the knowledge of good and evil Gen 3:22 to be resurrected a god Ps 82:6, then eternal punishment in outer darkness is what they will get – not the sinner!
“But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless” Matt 12:7.
NO ONE can come to know Christ until the Father draws them to him John 6:44-45. And no man can come to the Father except through Christ’s atoning sacrifice John 14:6 then the end 1 Cor 15:24.
“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” Matt 25:30.
Outer darkness is everlasting placement on a new planet placed in outer darkness in the new heavens Rev 21:1 far from God’s new earth. Nothing is impossible for our heavenly Father.
The word disannulling means to cancel.
The word commandment is Strong’s # 1785 it means a prescribed rule in accordance with which a thing is done.
Christ proved that Priests who received tithes of the people were weak and unprofitable Matt 8:12, Matt 25:30 therefore he changed this law.
This is how we are now to pay tithes to God…
“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” Matt 25:40.
You can give gifts and free will offerings to any church or for any cause that you like but to pay a tithe to God you should set it aside (In a bank Luke 19:23) to enable you to feed, house, clothe and care for any of God's children that you see has need of it (Matt 25:27-30).
“And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME A SINNER. I TELL YOU, THIS MAN WENT DOWN TO HIS HOUSE JUSTIFIED RATHER THAN THE OTHER: For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” Luke 18: 9-14.
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, THEY HAVE ERRED FROM THE FAITH, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”
1 Timothy 6:10.
When Christ returns with his resurrected saints (government) Rev 7:4 (144,000) tithing will be reinstated. True saints have freely received they therefore freely give Matt 10:8.
“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect” Heb 12:23.
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” Matt 5:48.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” 1 John 4:18.
"And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” Heb 2:15.
“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, NOW IS COME SALVATION, AND STRENGTH, AND THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, AND THE POWER OF HIS CHRIST: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And THEY OVERCAME HIM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY; AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH” Rev 12:10-11.
“TO OPEN THEIR EYES, AND TO TURN THEM FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED BY FAITH THAT IS IN ME” Acts 26:18.
“Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints” Colossians 1:26.
“To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints” 1 Thes 3:13.
“When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired IN ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE (because our testimony among you was believed) IN THAT DAY” 2 Thes 1:10.
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:” 1 Cor 10:31-32.
“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND: repent ye, and believe the gospel” Mark 1:15.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”1 Cor 2:9.