I have said, Ye Are gods, but you shall die like men.
26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
The reason that we must hate our family, friends, and ourselves are if we allow anything between God and His ways, we are committing idolatry in God’s eyes. The things we love must be put on the alter of God so we will not worship them.
What is life? It is not only being happy and full of joy and peace, but, it is “knowing” what not to partake of. Life is light. Life is not darkness, but knows what darkness is. What is darkness? a place where you cannot see. If you are in darkness you are not in life, but in death. What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s laws. The wages of sin is death and darkness, or not living in life. Life is not subject to death because there is no darkness in Light. Light is many times stronger than darkness. If you walk into a dark room and turn on a light, darkness flees. When the Sun goes down, it gets dark. When the sun comes up it gets Light. If you stay out in the sun to long you get sunburn. If you stay in the darkness to long, all that can happen is, you get afraid, or fear.
The ways of God are like electricity, gravity, or fire. They are there weather we know what they will do to you or not. If you touch an electric live wire, it will send an electric shock through your body. If you jump off a cliff, there will be a sudden stop when you hit the ground. If you touch a log burning, it will burn you. The same is true with the law of God, if you steal from a man, the law of God requires a punishment for the crime, or if you stole a dollar, to make it right, God requires you to repay to the person you stole it from four times, some times more, some times less, what you stole from that person. If you will not repay what God requires, God will make you pay through bringing on you bad things to happen in your life, and in your families life. If you die and have not made it right, your family inherits your debt spiritually. This law also applies to the law of sowing and reaping. If you sow a grain of corn, you will reap many grains of corn more than you sowed. This is one side of sowing and reaping. There is another side of sowing and reaping which is the negative side of sowing and reaping, which if you sow one bad deed, you will reap as many as the good ear of corn. Have you ever noticed a person who has been hurt by a person who was support to love them? They received a spirit of hurt, but everyone they meet receives the same thing they were hurt by. The person that sowed that hurt is one grain of corn, but the harvest that is affected is many people being affected by one person hurting another person, or many grains of corn.
God multiplies weather it be good, or bad. Weather it be on earth, or in Heaven. Multiplying is one of the two laws that God has to honor to prove that He cannot lie. By being the one who multiplies he will multiply, and being the one that blesses, He will bless. It tells us that if we “add to” God’s Word, He will add to the plagues in our life. If we take away, from His word, He will take our name out of His book of life. Life is only found in God’s Word. If you take away from God’s word, you have lost a part of “life” that you need to complete the “way”! The taking away of the Word of God from your spirit man cannot be replaced because of your closed mind. Unbelief is one of the greatest sins we can commit against God and ourselves. If the foundations be destroyed, what will the righteous do? The foundations are in the word of God. There are many things that make up the foundation of a building, but if you have built your house on sand, or a combination of rock and sand, the building as a whole will fall because of the sand. The foundation must be all rock to stand strong.
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. We are born sinners because of what Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden with a nature in us that has been built by Satan to be a god unto ourselves. We must allow God to un-teach us and tear down what Satan has built in us and let God rebuilt us into the New Man, Christ, who walks in righteousness and true holiness through the Holy Ghost.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; “and the life was the light of men”.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
It also tells us that if we believe on Him, or have faith in Him and receive Him, He, Jesus Christ ,”the Word” of the living God made flesh, would give us power, (through the Holy Ghost) to become a son of God, but only if we believe “all” that God has told us.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
What we are told in this passage of scripture is that the Word of God was made flesh, or, the mind of God was made flesh, or, what God “is” and “believes” was put into a human body. That human bodies name is Jesus Christ. The Word of God in Christ Jesus “is the way”, the (Spirit) of truth, and the (Spirit) of life, or the Spirit of God Himself. What is ever lasting Life?
King James Version (KJV)
17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, (Eternal Life!) that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me “with thine own self” (Love) with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
It also tells us that if we believe on Him, or have faith in Him and receive Him, He, Jesus Christ ,”the Word” of the living God, would give us power, (through the Holy Ghost) to become a son of God, but only if we believe all that God has told us.
King James Version (KJV)
2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be “likeminded”, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The creative power of God has been placed in us to create after our own kind. When we speak out of our fallen Adam nature, we create darkness out of our heart. Out of our mouth comes adultery, fornication, evil speaking, guile, malice, envies, etc. Our mind and heart are evil because of the things Satan has caused us to conceive in our mind. There are three things that Satan feeds in our fallen state. The lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. If there were not a Satan to temp us, sin could not conceive. All these things stop us from being humble and servants to God and our fellow man.
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, ( The world is our mind, or, heart!) the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (Eternal Life!)
2 Peter 1
King James Version (KJV)
1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as “his divine power” hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, (How!) through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8 For “if these things be in you, and abound,” they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. (The lust is in us through our fallen nature, but we are enticed by Satan.)
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.