I remember in my youth I used to hear people say all the time “God does not want a RELIGION, He wants a RELATIONSHIP.” This saying came from people that claimed to be Christians, and they acted like the word “RELIGION” was not found in James 1:26-27. People confuse the word “RELIGION” with the word “DENOMINATION” and I learned even more so that the real threat to God’s true Church is the word “ORGANIZATION.”
(James 1:27) PURE RELIGION and undefiled before God and the Father IS THIS, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
According to James 1:27, titles such as: CATHOLIC, LUTHERAN, PRESBYTERIAN, BAPTISTS, PENTECOSTAL, etc. are NOT RELIGION. According to James 1:27, (1) visiting the fatherless, and (2) visiting the widows in their affliction, and (3) keeping yourself unspotted from the world is the biblical definition of PURE RELIGION. Religion is defined as ACTIONS not a DENOMINATION. God is not against PURE RELIGION according to James 1:27.
It is not RELIGION that has caused so much division. How could visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and keeping ourselves unspotted from the world be something that God hates? It is ORGANIZATIONS that has split up the Kingdom of God, and divides the people of God with modern-day middle wall of partitions. Jesus NEVER started one single ORGANIZATION upon the face of the planet! Jesus established the KINGDOM OF GOD, and everything else is simply a mortared wall.
I know this might sound simple, and almost not important but that is because the common church folk have NO CLUE about the dangers of STATE-MERGED INCORPORATED RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. They are Government regulated organizations that the Government it is the HEAD of, and not Jesus compliant as they claim. Even their so-called prophecies contain the name of a man-made ORGANIZATION as if Jesus Himself would stoop so low to call His Church by a 501c3 registered name when in the Book of Revelation He simply called the churches by their city location.
Acts 2:38 is the ONLY WAY to be saved!
(Daniel 2:34-35) You saw till that A STONE WAS CUT OUT WITHOUT HANDS, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and THE STONE that smote the image BECAME A GREAT MOUNTAIN, AND FILLED THE WHOLE EARTH.
(Daniel 2:44-45) And in the days of these kings SHALL THE GOD OF HEAVEN SET UP A KINGDOM, WHICH SHALL NEVER BE DESTROYED: AND THE KINGDOM SHALL NOT BE LEFT TO OTHER PEOPLE, BUT IT SHALL BREAK IN PIECES AND CONSUME ALL THESE KINGDOMS, AND IT SHALL STAND FOREVER. Forasmuch as you saw that THE STONE WAS CUT OUT OF A MOUNTAIN WITHOUT HANDS, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Jesus was that “STONE” cut out of a “MOUNTAIN” (Israel) without hands, set up a “KINGDOM” which is “HIS CHURCH” which shall “NEVER BE DESTROYED” (the gates of hell shall not prevail against it) and a “KINGDOM” that “SHALL NOT BE LEFT TO OTHER PEOPLE.
This is “THE CHURCH” and “THE KINGDOM” that I was born again into. A GLORIOUS CHURCH, a SET APART NATION, that originated from “A STONE WAS CUT OUT WITHOUT HANDS, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.” What a pleasure it is to be a part of a prophetic KINGDOM that THE GOD OF HEAVEN set up. I wouldn’t want to be a part of anything else, because in the end NOTHING ELSE WILL LAST until Jesus comes.
Biblical Water Baptism
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(NOTE: THIS CHART IS BASED UPON THE PASSOVER ON THE YEAR JESUS DIED, NOT PASSOVER 2013)
This chart took me a lot of time to research, and to put all the scriptures together to accurately show the timing of the resurrection of the Messiah in the year that he established the New Covenant with the House of Israel, and with the House of Judah.
In my research about how the timing of the Passover is determined, the more I learn the more I begin to see how miraculous it really was based on the events that happened and the day of the week it fell on. Passover does not always fall on the same day of the week, but it usually falls sometime around late March and early April. The year that Jesus took it with his apostles was a very special year unlike no other Passover. No other Passover (14th Nisan/Abib) was there a lunar eclipse which N.A.S.A. states happened on the year 33 AD on April 3rd which lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.