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Rightly Teach the Word of Truth

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The Logo of Wordlight Fellowship represents that we are neither Jew nor Gentile – We are members in particular of The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord literally by our spiritual birth of the gift of holy spirit. We are baptized by Jesus with the gift

In our day and time, just before Easter when Jesus was crucified fellowships in The Church of His Body Jesus our Lord take time to fast and pray. 
 
In my prayers I will be praying for YOU. 
I specifically will pray that YOU learn to rightly divide the word of truth. 
When YOU make this effort YOU will learn to walk in the spirit we have been baptized with by Jesus our Lord. 
 
Jesus our Lord said the holy spirit is the spirit of truth.  This holy spirit is inside of us and God and Jesus speak to us via holy spirit. 
 
The truth is simple.  We are given the gift of spiritual fellowship now in this life and if we should die before Jesus is sent to gather us together, then Jesus will resurrect us from the dead and give us an immortal human body just like his immortal body.  We are given this by grace. 

Yet back in the 16th century, a man who rightly divided the word of truth and taught we are given everlasting life by grace was killed by the Roman Catholic Fellowship when he refused to compromise the truth. 

Think about this.

He gave his life for the truth. 

Jesus our Lord was a faithful witness to the truth unto death. 
 
The Apostle Paul refused to compromise the truth of the Gospel of Jesus and rebuked those whom would teach contrary to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus our Lord.

Now think about this:  The Roman Catholic Fellowship after 4 centuries after the 16th century Reformation has finally acknowledged we are saved  by grace.  Roman Catholic ministers are teaching people to walk in the spirit.  They speak in tongues! 

The path taken in the 3rd century by the fellowship established in Rome was very dark. 

They changed the truth  God is Spirit and Indivisible into a lie called the Trinity that God is 3 persons in one. 

They tortured and killed those whom refused to believe and confess this lie. 

Yahweh alone is the ONE TRUE GOD.  There is no other god before or after him.  He alone is THE ETERNAL SPIRIT. 

They associated hades with hell.  Hell is just the grave.  They taught YOU live on after death and either go to heaven or hell. 

The Apostle Paul received by revelation that no one will be with Jesus our Lord until the Lord Jesus gathers us together.  At that time those who  have died as a member of The Church of His Body will be resurrected from the dead and those living members of The Church of His Body will be caught up into the air with the resurrected and all  of us will be with the Lord from that point on forever. 

God formed Adam from the dust of the earth. 

God made Adam a living soul.  The life of the soul is in the blood.  When you take your last breath you no longer intake oxygen to the blood and you will die.  Your soul is dead and your body will return to the dust of the earth. 

God created holy spirit within Adam and Eve.  We have holy spirit the moment  we believe God raised Jesus our Lord from the dead and Confess Jesus is Lord.  Jesus was duly appointed  the Messiah and Lord and Head of The Church of His Body shortly after his ascension into heaven and this was confirmed when the promised spirit was sent on the day of Pentecost.

Our spirit  goes back to God .  Jesus said before he died on the cross:  Father into your hands I commend my spirit.  If we die before the Lord Jesus gathers us together, the holy spirit “ of which we are born by grace returns” to God (Eccles. 12:7). 
 
No Judean taught we  go to heaven or hell after we die. 
Peter told the people listening to him on the day of Pentecost  that David was dead in his grave but God has resurrected Jesus from the dead. 
Acts 2:29-32 and 34 (ESV) 
(29) “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 
(30) Being therefore a prophet… 
(31) he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 
(32) This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 
(34) For David did not ascend into the heavens… 
 
Jesus did not teach his desciples that they would be with him after they died. 
 
John 14:3 (ESV) 
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.  He taught that he would return and then they would be with him. 

The priests of the Judean Temple were annoyed with the Apostles because they were teaching the people resurrection from the dead by the Lord Jesus.  Acts 4:1&2. 
 
We do not have an immortal soul that goes to be with Jesus our Lord after we die. The life of the soul is in the blood and as long as we breathe in oxygen we are alive.  
 
There is coming a day of judgment for the just and unjust.  This day of judgment is the day they will be resurrected from the dead. 
 
The clear teaching of the gathering together cannot be contradicted.  God does not contradict himself.  Jesus does not contradict himself.  The Apostle Paul does not contradict himself.  All three do not contradict each other. 
 
Let us now study what fellowships take out of context and try to contradict the gathering together. 
 
1 Corinthians 15:51.  Here the Apostle Paul teaches the Corinthians of a future transformation. 
 
Our earthly body is called a tabernacle of God.   
2 Corinthians  5:1  When this earthly tabernacle dies, we will be given a new immortal body by Jesus our Lord in the future.  Jesus is the only one in heaven with God. 
2 Corinthians 5:2 Paul does not here say that a person goes to heaven when they die.  Our new body has its origin from heaven which is where Jesus is right now at the right hand side of The Throne of God. 
2 Corinthians 5:3&4 The Apostle Paul earnestly desired to receive his immortal body from the Lord Jesus. He states he does not want to die but be transformed to everlasting life. 
2 Corinthians 5:5-7 The Apostle Paul explains Jesus is with us now spiritually by our spiritual birth of holy spirit.  This earnest of holy spirit is our future guarantee of everlasting life and we will be with the Lord Jesus when he gathers us together. 
2 Corinthians 5:8 The Apostle Paul explains that he would rather  be present with the Lord which will be in the future when he is given a new immortal body.  The Apostle Paul does not say that he or any person will be present with the Lord upon death. 
2 Corinthians 5:9 The Apostle Paul exhorts the Corinthians to continue in THE FAITH despite their heavy persecution and tribulations and it does not matter if we die before the appearing of our Lord because Jesus will resurrect us from the dead and give us an immortal human body just like his. 
 
We are taught by the Apostle Paul that death is an enemy.  Yet let us read what he says in Philippians 1:21 For to me, for me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 
 
Fellowships in The Church of His Body Jesus our Lord teach that the reason to die is gain is that the Apostle Paul said he would go to heaven after he died.  How then is death an enemy??? 
 
The Apostle Paul explains even though he is in prison his imprisonment has served to advance the Gospel of Jesus Philippians 1:12-14 
 
Verse 20:  (20) I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or death.  The Apostle Paul says that if he is put to death, his death will be gain for the exultation of Christ and the furtherance of the Gospel.   
 
Thus we see that the Apostle Paul was looking for the appearing of Jesus our Lord which was better than living or dying in this tabernacle. 
 
2 Timothy 4:8 
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing. 
 
The Apostle Paul clearly knows that at the appearing of Jesus we will be with the Lord Jesus.  No one before that time will be in heaven. 
 
Do YOU understand now why it is so critical to rightly divide the word of truth? 
 
We are to look for the appearing of the Lord Jesus in this life because this is when both the dead and living will be gathered together by him and we will be with the Lord forever in an immortal body just like his. 
 
We should be so thankful Jesus was faithful unto death.   
 
God accepted his death as a peace offering for all mankind.  God sent the promised spirit on the day of Pentecost and spiritual fellowship was made available for anyone, whether Jew or Gentile. 
 
Let us remember his death and celebrate that God raised Jesus from the dead this Easter 2017.  god-and-jesus-keep-their-word