14 How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purge your conscience from dead works [from your own will] to serve the living God?1 [The third witness in the earth, the blood of Jesus, is sprinkled in the heart and conscience; by which blood you are sanctified and are cleansed from all your dead works to serve the living God and to serve your dead works no longer, dead works being your deeds and words that originated from your own will, your carnal mind, your evil imagination — dead works done by men that are dead to the life of God that Adam lost for all men. Works of obedient faith to God's orders are not dead works and are essential works of life. From the Word of the Lord within: "When you are purged from dead works, you are freed from serving iniquity to serving God. Happy are they who serve God in His kingdom." Dead works also include obsolete works of the law such as: sacrifices, circumcision, tithing, days, sabbaths, foods, etc.]
74 That he would grant to us, that being delivered out of the hand of our enemies we might serve him without fear, [Our enemies are lust, pride, envy, anger, hatred, sexual immorality, dishonesty, profanity, foolishness, partying, evil thoughts, etc. Christianity incorrectly would have you believe that Jesus came to free you from the guilt of your sins, which makes Jesus a promoter of sins. Your feelings of guilt over sin come from the Spirit of God within every man and should be the motivator to change, not to continue sinning, which is the broad way to destruction. The only way you could stand in God's presence without fear is to be totally changed to be pure and holy, which only occurs by God destroying all sin within you through your bearing the inward cross of self-denial; then you are walking the same way as Jesus walked and in the world as Jesus was with perfection, purity, and holiness.]
75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.3 [You cannot be holy or righteous while still sinning; those who sin are slaves to sin, and we must become slaves to righteousness before we are righteous. Jesus only spoke, judged, and did as He was prompted and ordered by God; to practice righteousness, we also must be able to only speak what we hear Him order us to say and only do what we are ordered to do by God. See the definition of righteousness for more detail. ]
28 Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be moved or shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
26 If any man wants to serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there my servant will also be.3 If any man serves me, my Father will honor him. [While alive on earth, his true servants can be translated into the kingdom of heaven; they still remain walking on the earth, but their consciousness and sight are in heaven in the presence of Jesus and the Father. Jesus prayed: I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should protect them from the evil. John 17:15. Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me. John 17:24. From the Word of the Lord within: "You can live in heaven and still walk the earth. I will come again to the elect; I will be a crown to lead and guide them." As George Fox ministered on the earth, he was translated to paradise; and then he lived in paradise.]
22 But now being made free from sin, and having become slaves to God, you have the fruit [reward] of holiness, and at the end, everlasting life.9 [To be a slave to God does not mean you go to Bible College or Seminary; that would be totally counter productive. To be a slave to God is to follow the Spirit's continual guidance and commands that you hear and see — but to your supreme joy of sharing in his works of love. Every word and every action is virtuous and perfect because God prompts them; you are doing his will on earth as it is done in heaven by the angels, as you remain in whatever is your current, honest occupation. See this verse's footnote for a more detailed explanation.]
3 There shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.
|Revelation 7:15 |
15 Therefore they are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His temple; and He Who is sitting upon the throne will shelter them.4