The Testimony of the Truth

January 18, 2007

The prepared eternal kingdom of God is not ours, but Father’s and his son’s. The Son himself said in Mathew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness… “We are from below; The Son is from above. Our country is of the world; The kingdom of the Son is of heaven. The kingdom of the world is prepared to be destroyed; His kingdom is the glorious kingdom with eternal glory.However, God so loved the world that he opened the way for us, who are to be destroyed, not to be perished but to have eternal life. This is the new and living way. This way is small and narrow, and only a few find it. God sent the way as a man into the world to save us. Therefore, the new and living way is the way for salvation only for his foreknown people who received his son and believed in him.

It is written in John 1:12-13, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” Colossians 1:13-14 also says, “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” The faith of those who are born of God is not for everyone.

He who received the Son and has him has eternal life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the kingdom of God. In Corinthians 4:7, it is written about those who have the Son, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

Those who received him and believed in his name are jars that conain him, and the treasure and the jars that contain it are one. However, treasure is treasure, jars are jars. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

The Bible also says in 1 Corinthians 6:17, “But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.” The kingdom of heaven is not ours but his. Only in the Son, we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and only those who have the Son are brought into the kingdom of the Son God loves.

This is the very message of the cross, and the testimony of the truth by which we are united to the Son. The Lord said to Pilate in John 18:37, “… In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Thus, the testimony of the truth is the evidence that the children of the world become the children of God.

The Bible says in Ephesians 5:31-32, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church.” All who are united to Christ and become one are the church, the bride of the Lamb.

All who are not united to Christ are ruled by the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient; they have forgotten that they have been cleansed from their past sins; they cannot be free from being a slave to sin. It is said that a slave has no permanent place in the family. If a man have been crucified with Christ and Christ lives in him, he has the Son. If the Son sets him free from sin, he is truly free.

His kingdom and his righteousness come to us only if we have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. In Revelation 11:15, The Bible says about it, “…The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” It is the gift of God that He grants to those who have been united with Christ in his death and will also be united with him in his resurrection, to those who received him and believed in him. It is written in Ephesians 2:8, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

Therefore, those who have fallen asleep and will be given the gift of God rise from the dead, deny themselves, take up their crosses and follow the Son by the grace and truth. It is the will of God that he has rescued only his chosen people from the dominion of darkness and brought them into the kingdom of the Son he loves. Ephesians 5:14 says, “This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.'” This is the salvation.

It is also written in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” We thank the Lord for making us know this.

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