THE FUNDAMENTALS (first edit)
THE FUNDAMENTALS are an inspired collection of verses that were first edited and published to the ministry website and Facebook page in 2004. I urge you to read them and to follow the lessons found in them, for they are The Fundamentals.
FIRST EDIT involved the changing of select words, sentence structure and grammar to bring the text into an abridged, thought for thought modern English edition to be used as the source document during final edit in the Family Study Bible Editing Project.
Last updated 8/21/2017
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge I will reject you from serving as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons.
RELEASE FROM CAPTIVITY
When Jehovah restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those that dream.
Our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with singing.
Then they among the Godless said: “Jehovah has done great things for them;
Jehovah has done great things for us and we are glad.” Ps.126:1-3
The Godless shall come unto Jehovah from the ends of the earth and shall say: “Our fathers have inherited lies, vanity and worthless idols of no benefit.” Jere.16:19b
Christ will anoint many Godless and the kings will shut their mouths because of Him:
For they shall see what had not been told and will understand what they had not heard. Isaiah 52:15
ASK .. SEEK .. KNOCK
Faith comes by hearing, hearing the message about Christ. Romans 10:17
Ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you: For every one that asks receives and he that seeks finds and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Luke 11:9-10
WISDOM AND INSIGHT
Jehovah sent redemption unto His people. He has ordained His Covenant forever. His character is holy and awe inspiring.
The fear of the Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom. All who follow His instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever. Psalms 111:9-10
THUS SAYS JEHOVAH:
Stand by the roadways and look. Inquire of the ancient paths which are the good way. Walk in them and you shall find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16a
I will instruct and show you the way to go. I will give counsel while watching over you. Psalms 32:8
WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING
To stand in awe of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
APPOINTMENT TO MINISTRY
Jesus appointed some to be Apostles, some Prophets, some Evangelists and some Pastors and Teachers:
For the perfecting of the saints,
For the work of the ministry,
For the edifying of the body of Christ.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness, so the man of God may be perfect and thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim. 3:16,17
BLESSED ARE THE HUMBLE
Blessed are the genuinely humble in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
The High and Lofty One that lives forever, whose character is Holy says:
“I dwell in the high and Holy place with Jesus who is of a contrite and humble Spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15
The natural man doesn’t receive the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him. He can’t understand because they are Spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14
He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame.
He that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.
Reprove not a scorner lest he hate you.
Rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser.
Teach a just man and he will increase in learning. Prov. 9:7-9
Guard what is trusted to you, avoiding profane and fruitless discussion and contradictions of alleged science. 1 Tim. 6:20-21
Receive him that is weak in the faith, but not to doubtful disputations. Romans 14:1
DON’T FOLLOW MAN
I have fed you with milk and not with meat, because until now you were not ready for it.
In fact you are still not ready, for you are still carnal, for among you there is envying and strife and divisions.
Are you not fleshly and living like unbelievers? For while one says I’m with Paul and another I’m with Apollos, are you not carnal? Let no man glory in men. 1 Corin. 3:2-4,21a
ALL THINGS ARE YOURS
All things are yours. Whether of Paul, Apollos, or Peter, or of the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come.
All are yours and you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God. 1 Corin. 3:21b-23
He that says “I know Christ” without keeping His commandments is a liar and the Truth is
not in him. 1 John 2:4
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me. John 14:6
May Jehovah provide atonement for everyone that sets his heart to seek God, Jehovah, the God of his fathers, though not according to the cleansing of the sanctuary.
2 Chron 30:18b, 19
Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God:
To confirm the promises made to the fathers and that the gentiles might glorify God for His mercy. Romans 15:8,9
ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR
There is but one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.
Neither is there salvation in any other for there is no other authority under heaven
given among men whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
GIFT OF GOD
If any man is in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away. Behold, all things are become new. 2 Corin 5:17
For you are saved by grace through faith and that is not from yourself. It is a gift of God. Eph. 2:8
OUR HIGH PRIEST
It is clear that another High Priest like Melchizedek appeared to us, whose Priesthood was not based on a legal physical descent, but on the power of everlasting life because Jehovah testified: “You [Jesus] are a Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
The previous commandment was therefore cancelled, because it was weak and unprofitable; for the law made nothing perfect. A better hope is introduced in Jesus, however, by whom we draw near to God.
Jesus was made Priest with an oath, (Levitical Priests were made Priests without an oath), because Jehovah swore and will not repent: “You are a Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
So Jesus became the guarantee of a better Covenant and the Levitical Priests who were many because they died, were replaced with this Man who has an unchangeable Priesthood because He lives forever.
He is Therefore able to save all that come to know and worship God by Him and He lives forever to make intercession for them, for He is the kind of High Priest that we need: Born of the flesh, but holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sin and exulted above the heavens.
He doesn’t need to offer up sacrifices every day like the Levitical High Priests, first for their own sins and then for the people’s. He did this once for all when He offered Himself up, because the law made men High Priests who would die, but Jehovah’s oath to His Son consecrated Him forever. Heb. 7: 15-28
It is befitting that Jehovah, for whom are all things and by whom all things are, in bringing many sons unto glory, made the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
For both Jesus that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are one. So He is not ashamed to call them His Brothers. Hebrews 2:10-11
“I will declare Jehovah’s character unto My brothers. In the midst of the congregation will I sing praises unto you.” Hebrews 2:12 & Psalms 22:22
HE TOOK ON FLESH
Since the children have flesh and blood in common, Jesus also shared in the same so that through death He might destroy the devil who had the power of death, and to deliver them who were in slavery all of their life through the fear of death.
So He did not take on the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham. Therefore He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God and to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
For since He Himself has suffered being tempted, He is able to help those that are tested. Hebrews 2:14-18
The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. Psalms 118:22
Blessed be He that comes in the name of the Jehovah. Psalms 118:26a
Give thanks unto Jehovah, for He is good: For His loving kindness endures forever.
He that says “I know Christ” without keeping His commandments is a liar and the Truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4
THE ORAL COMMANDS
God spake all these words saying:
“You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing. You shall not bow down to them, nor serve them.
You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor your father and mother.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet.”
If you show partiality to persons you commit sin and are convicted by the law as a transgressor. For whoever keeps the entire law and yet fails in one point is guilty of all. James 2:9-10
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of the commandments and teaches others to do so shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: But whoever practices and teaches
them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
I assure you: Except your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20
For assuredly I say to you: Till heaven and earth pass, the smallest letter, or least particle will in no wise pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Matt 5:18
If I regard iniquity in my heart Jehovah will not hear me. Ps. 66:18
Jehovah is near to all them that call upon Him; that call upon Him
in truth. Ps. 145:18
Jehovah is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous. Prov.15:29
Anyone that turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination. Prov. 28:9
When you spread forth your hands I will hide my eyes from you: Yes, when you make many prayers I will not hear, for your hands are full of blood. [Jehovah]
You ask and receive not because you ask amiss that you may consume it upon your lusts. James. 4:3
We know that God does not hear sinners, but if any man is a worshiper of God and does His will, him He hears.” John 9:31
Pay attention. All the things you ask and pray for, believe that you receive them and you shall have them. And, whenever you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against any one, that your Father who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:24-26
Jesus teaches us to pray Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. Luke 11:4a
On the seventh day God ended His work which He had done and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He had ceased from all His work which He had made. Genesis 2:2-3
BREAD OF LIFE
Jehovah has given you the Sabbath, therefore He gives you on the sixth day the bread for two days. Exodus 16:29a
Jesus said unto them: “I am the bread of life.” John 6:35a
You [Jehovah] came down upon Mount Sinai and spoke with the children of Israel from heaven and gave them right judgments, true laws, good statutes and commandments, and made known unto them your Holy Sabbath. Nehemiah 9:13-14a
What evil thing is this that you do and profane the Sabbath day? Nehemiah 13:17b
Jehovah said: This is the place of rest and of refreshing. Let the weary rest. Yet they would not hear. Isaiah 28:12a,b
Come unto Me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest, for the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day. Matthew 11:28
It is lawful to do what is good on the Sabbath days. Matthew 12:12b
REPENT AND CHANGE
Repent and change so your sins may be blotted out when the Holy Spirit comes to you from the presence of Jehovah and that He may send Jesus, who has been appointed as your Redeemer. Acts 3:19-20
Do not be amazed that I told you that You must be born again. John 3:7
ABIDE IN HIM
I write unto you little children because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.
I write unto you fathers, because you have known Him that is from the beginning.
I write unto you young men, because you have overcome the wicked one.
I write unto you little children, because you have known the Father. 1 John 2:12-13
I have written unto you fathers, because you have known Him that is from the beginning.
I have written unto you young men because you are strong and the Word of God abides in you and you have overcome the wicked one. 1 John 2:14
Let the Spirit remain in you that you received in the beginning. If that which you received in the beginning remains in you, you will remain in the Son and in the Father. 1 John 2:24
And now little children abide in the Spirit. 1 John 2:28a
Whoever abides in the Spirit does not sin. Whoever sins has not seen Him, or known Him.
Let no man deceive you. He that does righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.
1 John 3:6-7
Whoever commits sin transgresses the law, for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4
Those who have been born of God do not sin, because His Holy Spirit remains in him and he is not able to sin because he is born of God. 1 John 3:9
Whoever abides in the Holy Spirit does not sin. Whoever sins has not seen Him, nor known Him.
Let no man deceive you. He that does righteousness is righteous, even as Jesus is righteous. He that commits sin is of the devil, for the devil sinned from the beginning.
The Son of God was brought forth that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:7-8a
I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you. The baptism of the Holy Spirit which you have received of Christ abides in you and you do not need any man to teach you.
Instead, the Spirit teaches you about all things and is true and not a lie. Remain in what He has taught you. 1 John 2:26-27
Cease from anger. Forsake wrath and do not be agitated, it can only bring harm.
Evildoers shall be cut off, but those that hope upon Jehovah shall inherit the earth.
For just a little while and then the wicked shall not exist. Yes you will diligently look for him, but he will not be there; but the humble shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Psalms 37:8-11
Depart from evil, do good and dwell forevermore. Psalms 37:27
BECAUSE THEY TRUST IN HIM
Wait on Jehovah and keep His way and He shall exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off you shall see it. Psalms 37:34
The transgressors shall be destroyed together. The end of the wicked shall be cut off, but the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah. He is their strength in the time of trouble.
Jehovah shall help the righteous and deliver them. He shall deliver them from the wicked and save them because they trust in Him. Psalms 37:38-40
WHO WILL INHERIT?
When they say to you “Why are you sighing?” you shall answer: “Because of the news. When it comes every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water.”
“Pay attention, it is coming and shall be brought to pass,” says Jehovah God. Exek. 21:7
“He that overcomes shall inherit all things and I will be his God and he shall be my son, but the fearful and unbelieving and the abominable and murderers and whoremongers and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Rev. 21:7-8
GATHER YOURSELVES TOGETHER
I Jehovah have commanded My chosen ones. I have also called My warriors that exalt in My triumph to execute my wrath. Isaiah 13:3
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven: Jehovah and the weapons of His indignation: To destroy the whole land. Isaiah 13:5
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say I am strong. Assemble yourselves and come all surrounding nations and gather yourselves together round about.
There cause Your mighty ones to come down O Jehovah. Joel 3:10-11
Bless Jehovah you His angels that excel in strength, that do His commandments,
hearkening unto the voice of His Word. Ps. 103:20
DAY OF JEHOVAH
Pay attention, the day of Jehovah comes and your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.
I Jehovah will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle. The city shall be taken and the houses looted and the women raped, and half of the city shall go forth into captivity and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.
Then will Jehovah go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.
And Jesus’s feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives which is before Jerusalem on the east. And the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley. Half of the mountain shall remove toward the north and half of it toward the south and you shall flee to the valley of the mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal.
Yes, you will flee, like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: And Jehovah God shall come and all the angels with Him. Zech.14:1-5
Assemble yourselves and come all you nations, gather yourselves together round about.
There cause Your mighty ones to come down, O Jehovah. Joel 3:11
WRATH OF GOD
Jehovah shall roar out of Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem and the heavens and the earth shall shake, but He will be the hope of His people and the strength of the children of Israel.
Another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar which had power over fire and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle saying:
“Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” Joel 3:16
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and cast it into the great wine-press of the wrath of God. And the wine-press was trodden without the city. And blood came out of the wine-press even unto the horse bridles by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. Rev. 14:17-20
Blessed are the humble in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you, when men shall revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5:3-12
I looked and behold, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony in heaven was opened.
And the seven angels came out of the temple clothed in pure and white linen and having their breasts girded with golden girdles, having the seven plagues.
And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power and no man was able to enter into the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
Bless Jehovah you His angels that excel in strength, that do His commandments and hearkening unto His word. Bless Jehovah all you His hosts, you ministers of His that do His pleasure. Ps:103:20-21
Are they not all ministering Spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Heb 1:14
Seek Jehovah all you meek of the earth who carry out His commands. Seek righteousness, seek meekness, it may be you shall be hid in the day of Jehovah’s anger. Zeph 2:3
Strengthen you the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart “Be strong, fear not.” Behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a reward. He will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:3-4
Pay attention. The day comes that shall burn as an oven and all the proud, yes and all that do wickedly shall be stubble.
“And the day that comes shall burn them up” says,Jehovah of hosts, “it shall leave them neither root nor branch, but unto you that fear My name the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings and you shall go forth and playfully jump as calves of the stall and you shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this”, says Jehovah of hosts. Mal 4:1-3
IN THAT DAY
“In that day”, says Jehovah, “I will assemble the lame and I will gather the scattered, those I have injured, and I will make the lame into a remnant, those far removed into a strong nation.”
And Jehovah shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
DON’T BE DECEIVED
Watch out that no man deceives you.
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Don’t be alarmed, for these things must take place, but it is not the end yet; for nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. And because unrighteousness will abound the love of many will grow cold, but he that endures unto the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24: 4, 6-8, 11, 13
I will give the one who overcomes and keeps my works to the end power over the nations.
[Jesus] Rev.2:26 Daily Inspirations @ S-S.org 8/14
Does Jehovah take great pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying His voice?
To obey is better than sacrifice and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:22-23
PROMISE OF HELP
I have kept silent from ages past. I have been quiet and restrained Myself, but now I will groan like a woman in labor, gasping breathlessly.
I will lay waste to mountains and hills and will dry up all of their vegetation.
I will turn rivers into dry land and I will dry up marshes.
I will guide the [Spiritually] blind by a way they did not know. I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will turn darkness into light in front of them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them and not forsake them, but those who trust in false gods, who say to them, “you are our gods,” shall be turned away utterly ashamed.
WHO CAN ABIDE
Jehovah, who can dwell in Your tent? Who can live on Your holy mountain?
The one that lives honestly and righteously and acknowledges the truth in his heart.
Who does not slander, nor harm his friend, nor discredit his neighbor.
Who despises those who are rejected by Jehovah, but honors them that fear Him.
He that keeps his word whatever the cost.
He that doesn’t put out his money at interest, nor take a bribe against the innocent.
The one that does these things shall never be moved. Psalm 15:5
When I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom to pluck up, to pull down and to destroy it: If that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it.
And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom to build and to plant it: If it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.” [Jehovah] Jeremiah 18:7-10
Before the Holy Spirit came we were confined under the law; kept until He was revealed:
Therefore the law was our instructor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Then, after the Holy Spirit is come, we are no longer under the instructor, for we are then all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:23-25
Who is wise and has understanding among you?
Let him show his works with good conduct and gentle wisdom.
But if you have bitter envying and selfish ambition in your hearts, don’t brag and deny the truth. That type of wisdom does not come from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic: For where envying and selfish ambition exists, there is confusion and every evil. James 3:13
WISDOM IS A TREE OF LIFE
Happy is the person that finds wisdom and acquires understanding, for their value is greater than silver and their gain is better than fine gold.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies and all other things you can desire do not compare.
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand is riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Wisdom is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her. Happy is everyone that retains her.
WHO MAY ASCEND?
Who may ascend the mountain of Jehovah? Who may stand in His holy place?
The one that has clean hands and a pure heart: Who has not set his mind on what is false, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from Jehovah and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such are those that seek the face of the God of Jacob. Psalm 24:3-6
ALL HUMANITY WILL SEE IT
A voice of one crying out: “Prepare the way of Jehovah in the wilderness! Make a straight highway for our God in the desert. Every valley shall be raised and every mountain and hill will be leveled. The crooked shall be made straight and the mountain ridges a plain.”
And the glory of Jehovah will appear and all humanity will see it, for Jehovah has spoken it.
DAY OF VENGEANCE
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek: He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
To proclaim the acceptable year of Jehovah and the day of vengeance of our God.
[Jesus] Luke 4:2-3; Isaiah 61:1-2
WHEN HE HAS TRIED ME
When Jehovah has tried me I shall come forth as gold.
My foot has held His steps. His way have I kept and not declined.
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips.
I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. Job 23:10b-12
THE GREAT APOSTASY
The Spirit explicitly says that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy and having their conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by them which know the truth and believe. 1 Timothy 4:1-3
What hope does the Godless man have when he is cut off; when God takes away his life?
This month [Abib/Nisson] is to be the beginning of months for the congregation of Israel. It is the first month of your year.
Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they must each select an animal of the flock, according to their fathers households, one animal per household.
You are to keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel will slaughter the animals at twilight. Let nothing of it remain until the morning. That which remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.
THE NEW COVENANT
The season of unleavened bread came, when the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed and Jesus sent Peter and John saying “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”
And when the time came, He sat down with the twelve apostles and said unto them: “I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”
And He took the cup and after giving thanks said: “Take this and divide it among yourselves.” And He took bread and gave thanks and broke it and gave unto them saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said: “This cup is the New Covenant established by my blood. It is shed for you.” Luke 22:7-8,14-15,17,19-20
When the hour was come, Jesus sat down with the twelve apostles and said.
“You are they that stayed with Me through My trials: Therefore I bestow on you a kingdom, the same as the one My Father bestowed on Me.
You may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Luke 22:14 & 28-30
THE LAW AND THE STATUTES
The instruction of Jehovah is complete, renewing one’s soul.
The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making the inexperienced wise.
The statutes of Jehovah are right, making the heart glad.
The commandments of Jehovah are radiant, enlightening the understanding.
The fear of Jehovah is pure, enduring forever.
The ordinances of Jehovah are reliable and altogether righteous. They are more desirable than gold, than much fine gold. They are also sweeter than honey that comes from the honeycomb.
By them are you warned. There is great reward In keeping them. Psalm 19:7-11
I WILL MANIFEST MYSELF
“He that has My commandments and keeps them loves Me.
He that loves Me shall be loved of My Father and I will love him, and I will manifest Myself to him.” [Jesus] John 14:21
WAIT AND TRUST
Trust not in a friend. Put no confidence in a close companion. Seal your mouth from the woman who lies in your arms.
The son considers his father a fool, the daughter opposes her mother, and the daughter-in-law is against her mother in law. A man’s enemies are the men of his own household.
Therefore I will look to Jehovah. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. Micah 7:5-7
ENDURE UNTO THE END
Brother shall betray brother to death and the father the son. Children shall rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death.
And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. [Jesus] Mark 13:12-13
Thus says Jehovah: “The man that trusts in mankind, who makes a human his strength and turns his heart from Jehovah is cursed.” Jeremiah 17:5
Blessed is the man that trusts in Jehovah and who has confidence in Him. He shall be like a tree planted by the waters. It sends its roots out toward a stream. Jeremiah 17:7-8
Cease from trusting man who has only the breath is in his nostrils. What is he really worth?
Now I beseech you brothers, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned and avoid them:
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ but their own belly,
And by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:17-18
I wrote to you in an letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.
I did not mean the immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or those who serve a false god: Otherwise you would have go out of the world.
But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a Believer who is sexually immoral, or greedy, an idolater, or verbally abusive, a drunkard, or swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.
God judges those that are not of the Body. Don’t you judge those that are within?
Put away from among yourselves those wicked persons. [Paul] 1 Corin 5:9-13
Manasseh, King of Judah, has done detestable things and has done greater evil than the amorites did which were before him; and he made Judah sin with his idols also.
Therefore, thus says Jehovah, God of Israel:
“Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah that whoever hears of it will shudder.”
Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem with it from one end to the other, in addition to the sin he caused Judah to sin. They did what was evil in the sight of Jehovah. 2 Kings 21: 11,12,16
IN THAT DAY
The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, the haughtiness of men shall be made low
and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day. He shall utterly abolish the idols.
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign and he did that which was right in the sight of Jehovah and walked in all the way of David his father and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the book of the law in the house of Jehovah.”
And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law that he tore his clothes. 2 Kings 22:1,2,8,11,16-20
THUS SAYS JEHOVAH:
“Behold, I will bring evil upon Jerusalem and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book of the law which the King of Judah has read.
My wrath shall be kindled against this place and shall not be quenched because they have forsaken me and have burned incense unto other gods, provoking me to anger with all the works of their hands.
But to the King of Judah which sent you to inquire of Jehovah, thus shall you say to him.
Thus says Jehovah, God of Israel: “Concerning the words that you have heard. Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before Jehovah when you heard what I spoke against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and because you have rent your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you, says Jehovah.
Behold, I will gather you unto your fathers and you shall be gathered into your grave in peace and your eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place.”
And they brought the King the word. 2 Kings 22:16-20
I SOUGHT JEHOVAH
I sought Jehovah and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.
This poor man cried and Jehovah heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.
Trust in Jehovah and do good and you shall dwell in the land and shall surely be fed.
Delight yourself also in Jehovah and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
ASK … SEEK … KNOCK
Every one that asks receives and he that seeks finds;
and to him that knocks, it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8
My son, do not hate the chastening of Jehovah nor faint when he reproves you, for Jehovah disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son that He receives.
If you endure discipline, God deals with you as sons, for what son is he whom the father doesn’t discipline? For, if you are without discipline that all partake of, then you are bastards and not sons.
Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us and we gave them respect. Shall we not more readily be in subjection to the Father of Spirits and live?
For they, our fleshly fathers, discipline us as it pleases them, but God does so for our benefit that we might be partakers of His holiness.
No discipline seems to be joyous, but grievous in the present. Nevertheless, afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness in those that are exercised by it.
So, lift up the hands which hang down despondently and steady the feeble knees. Make straight paths for your feet lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but rather, let it be healed.
Follow peace with all men and holiness, without which no man shall see Jehovah. Look diligently less any man fail of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you and defile many.
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For you know how later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
DESPISE NOT CHASTENING
Despise not the chastening of Jehovah my son, nor be weary of His correction:
For whom Jehovah loves He corrects, even as a father the son in whom he delights.
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore and repent.
Behold, I Jehovah stand at the door and knock. If any man hearkens to my voice and opens the gate to his heart, I will come in to him and will eat with him and he with Me.”
BLOOD AND WATER
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation day and so the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath day, for that Sabbath was the first day of unleavened bread, requested Pilate that their legs be broken so that they would die and be taken away.
Then came the soldiers and broke the legs of those which were crucified with Him, but when they came to Jesus and saw that He was dead already, they didn’t brake His legs, but one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear and blood and water immediately came out.
THIS IS HE
This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ.
Not by water only, but by water and blood.
And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 1 John 5:6
THIS WE KNOW
If a man says, “I love God” and hates his brother he is a liar, because the person that does not love his brother that he has seen cannot love God who he has not seen, for we have this precept from [Jesus], that ‘He who loves God will love his brother also.’
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God and every one that loves his Father loves his Brother.
This is how we recognize God’s children: They love God and keep His commandments.
1 John 4:20-21 & 5:1-2
THE CHARGE TO THE APOSTLES
Jesus, being assembled together with the Apostles, commanded that they not depart from Jerusalem, but “Wait for the promise of the Father which you have heard of Me. For John truly baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now and you will receive power after the Spirit comes upon you and you shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.” Acts 1:4-5 & 8
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Three times in a year all of your men shall appear before Jehovah your God in the place which He shall choose: The Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles. Deuteronomy 16:16a
All devout Jewish men from every nation under heaven were camping in Jerusalem for Pentecost. Acts 2:5
When the day of Pentecost was fully come, the Apostles were all together in one place.
Suddenly there came a sound like that of a mighty rushing wind from heaven. It filled the whole house where they were staying.
Flames of fire in the shape of cloven tongues came and sat upon each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with a different language as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4
There are many different languages in the world. All have meaning. 1 Corinthians 14:10
How shall it be known what is spoken unless you utter by the tongue words that are easy to be understood? 1 Corinthians 14:9
“I will return a Holy and Pure language to the people.” [Jehovah] Zephaniah 3:9a
PROPHESY OF JOEL
Peter, standing up with the eleven other Apostles, lifted up his voice and said unto them: “You men of Judea and all that are camping at Jerusalem, know this and hearken to my words. We are not drunk as you suppose because it is only 9 am, but this is the prophesy that was spoken by the prophet Joel.”
And it shall come to pass that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and Fire and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and the terrible day of Jehovah comes and it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered, for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance as Jehovah has said and in the remnant whom He shall call. Joel 2:28-32
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
Your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions.
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit.
And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and the terrible day of Jehovah comes.
It shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered, for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as Jehovah has said, and in the remnant whom Jehovah shall call. Joel 3:28-32
Who knows if Jehovah will return and repent and leave a blessing
behind Him? Joel 2:14
Bless Jehovah you His angels that excel in strength, that are obedient to His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word. Psalm 103:20
Are they not all ministering Spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Hebrews 1:14
SONS OF GOD
All those who are led by the Spirit of God are the Sons of God.
We suffer with Him so that we may be glorified with Him. Romans 8:14, 17b
The Holy Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit,
because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Listen O daughter, pay attention and consider: Forget your own people and your father’s house. Then the King will greatly desire your beauty.
Bow down and worship Him, for He is your Lord. Psalm 45:10-11
DON’T ASK ME TO LEAVE
Don’t ask me to leave you, or to return from following after you,
for wherever you go I will go and where you lodge, I will lodge.
Your people shall be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16
HARDEN NOT YOUR HEART
Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before Jehovah our maker,
For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your heart. Psalm 95:6-7 & 8a
He that loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me
And he that loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. He that does not take up his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. Matthew 10:37-38
Last updated 8/21/2017