We Fall Down, We get up

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“We Fall Down We Get Up” The title of a song that describes the Christian experience. Unfortunately, it’s a common experience for a great many of us. Also unfortunately, my last few few blogs were written not led by Christ, but led by my previous persona.

I operated a blog called “One Free Press”. My owned and operated by my worldly self; on politics, politicians, and America’s culture. It was all things of the world, Satans kingdom. I got distracted, and was led back into writing of the world, not the Kingdom of Christ on this Blog, that I created to highlight the differences between the Early church, the early Christians, and today’s Church and believers.

My previous Blog was a political blog, critical of culture, leaders and a watchdog of government, and media. I was acting as a Free News Media, not conflicted by ownership, agenda, or following the pack.

By reverting back to my previous blog, I was not being vigilant and took the path of the world, leading me away from what I feel was my call to revival.

My previous blog is likely needed today, but the emphasis on Jesus and the return to the model of the new testament and the early church was my new mission.

So, I apologize. I have gone back to the cross of salvation through faith, asking Jesus to be my barrier to the world, Satans kingdom. If I offended anyone by my aggressive opinions, I regret it. My so called sabbatical is over.

I have got up and will continue forward with Christ as my barrier and I shall call with out ceasing on the Holy Spirit to keep me on the path of Gods agenda and his will, not my own. Thus I go forward joyfully, and unashamed of the gospel.

American culture, the politics, our multiple camps of leadership, our issues, and especially the hate, anger, and violence are all part of Satans Kingdom. Some aspects of America 101, were initiated by Godly filled men and women, some may still do so, yesterday and today.

As these people died or moved on under inertia or rely on their own intellect or forced by events or others, not the Holy Spirit, they no longer represent Gods will. If you cannot sense or know Gods will through prayer and/or while reading Jesus’s words and the New Testament, this must be an urgent need in all areas of your life.

If you feel God is silent, speak with other spirit filled Christians. This is a great impetus for the Revival of the ministry of the early Church. A church where sisters and brothers have frequent communion together to assist, comfort, and lift up each other.

We are in the world but not of the world. Our spiritual relationship with the world is to bring light into it. Let our light so shine. Of course we work, often have needed and honorable careers, eat, buy, and obey the laws of our respective nations. But we must keep forefront in our minds, we are strangers in a strange land.

The world operates under different rules than our homeland, the Kingdom of God. We must not be seduced in becoming a soldier, activist, watchdog, or servant unaware; of the world, Satans kingdom.

There are no gray areas, if it’s not currently empowered and continuously infused with the power of God, it’s likely the devil you serve, or will in time be snared into.

Including all the great issues and movements you so much support and believe in. You of course can be there bringing light but you also must always be walking and talking filled with the spirit of Christ.

If it diverges from Christ, regardless of how much you believe it’s the right path, or way things should be, you must decide who your master is and what your purpose is.

If you have lived comfortably in the world, and believe in Christ, go to church, your duplicity isn’t just error, but you have been trapped in the snare of the deceiver or he will eventually spring it.

You, me, all who proclaim Christ as our Lord, must daily or at times during the day, affirmatively decide who we choose to follow, and with clarity, without any duplicity or doubt, but in faith.

We must always be aware Satan has been the enemy of all people since Eden. With his/her and legions of demons, they have a single purpose of deceiving you or trapping you in his subtle, and often camouflaged snares. Once again, Choose this day who you will follow.

Satans greatest achievement is sewing doubt of his existence, presence, and the continuous war to destroy Gods creation.

God bless you, the Church of Christ, and may his and your spirit remain close.

By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, September 18, 2019
(Public Domain, no copy right claimed)

THE NEW COVENANT

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[Content in brackets and italics are my humble thoughts, not out of Hebrews or other scripture.]

COVENANT AND GOSPEL

[The following content is practically all scripture from Hebrews Chapters 9-13. The whole book of Hebrews is a blessing to read. I believe it is more for Jews God is calling to himself. He came for the Jews first and then the Gentiles. Because the Jews largely rejected the gospel of grace. Chapters 1-8 describes the old law, the tabernacle, The High Priest, The sacrifice and the faith of the many righteous men and women of the Old Covenant.]

REVIVAL OF THE NE W TESTAMENT CHURCH
BEGINS HERE.

[The New Covenant is explained in such detail here, that anyone who knows just partially about the Life of Christ, this could fill in the completion of the New Testament, The New Covenant that us Gentile Christians should follow and live and breathe. Putting aside the old Covenant until we learn new life, holiness, love, worship, and power of the New. We Christians have been blinded as the Jews were blinded.]

The Two Covenants
The New Covenant

[Please take time to read all of Hebrews 9-13, while this lesson is fresh in your mind. I want you to overflow with joy as it has done for me)

Jesus, High Priest of a Better Covenant (7:28)

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, (8:9)

“I will put my laws into their minds, and i write them on their hearts” 8:10

[Christians of the new covenant of Christ, sealed with the power of the Holy Spirit, will know the laws of God. Written in our minds and hearts. It is unnecessary to study volumes of scripture or have Priest, Bishops, and teachers. It is with us, within the Holy Spirit.]

[Forgiven, Forgiven, Forever, For Us Who Know Him]

“…for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (8:11-12)

Only One Covenant Now

“In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.” (8:13)

But when Christ appeared as a high priest (9:11)

“the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation” (9:11) nt

The Better Tabernacle

[Moses was given instructions for building the first Tabernacle, but our new Tabernacle is with God and Jesus is the High Priest. The Greatest Tabernacle.]

Do Not Harden Your Hearts as the Jews did

 [How could Jews not be cut deeply by these revelations, except the hardening of their hearts. For this was the beginning of the time of the Gentiles. Once this is fulfilled, God will fulfil his promises and Covenant with the Jews. Don’t hesitate, I believe that time approaches quickly.]

The Redeemer

“Therefore, he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.” (9:15)

“he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” (9:26)

The Blood Sacrifice

“Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” (9:28)

““Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (10:9-10)

No Other Priest Required – Jesus is our High Priest

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” (10:16)

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” (10:17)

The New Church Must be United through Love
Fellowship of Love and Compassion

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (10:24)

[THIS IS THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH IN ACTION. THIS IS OUR BLUEPRINT FOR REVIVAL OF THE NEW CHURCH!]

[TO be continued beginning with Hebrews 11 plus]

By James Kirk-Wiggins ©, Aug 18, 2019

Do YOU measure up?

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Often Our Worse Accuser is Ourselves

Our Sites New Symbol. It represents Three Circles. Father, Son, Holy Spirit

“a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.” (2 Cor. 12, Apostle Paul)

OUR THORN

God takes us just as we are, thorns and all. The devil would hope the thorns in your flesh would discourage you and separate you from God. But Paul’s reaction;

Boasting in His Weakness

He calls his thorn a “weakness”. We all have weaknesses, thorns in our flesh. I do, and you do. But Christ is always there, Christ said to Paul his grace was sufficient for you. The power of Christ rest on Paul due to his weakness, so in this he can boast.

The Strength of Christ Rest on Us

All we require is faith, he is now our High Priest, praying for us, with the power to redeem. When we feel the finger of accusation saying to us “Sinner, you will never overcome your sin.” We are then blessed by the strength of Christ resting upon us, ready to forgive us as we repent. In strength of Christ the chains fall behind us. We are in Christ, we cast our burdens to the Holy Spirit. “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.(Mt.13:13)

On the Cross Jesus Wore a Crown of Thorns

There lay the source of our Faith, and his strength in our weaknesses.  is in the words of Christ, his promises to us. So many wonderful promises of his gifts, forgiveness, new life, intercession. So many, these are where our faith rest, and the source of our victory and joy. On the cross Jesus wore a crown of thorns.

A Crown of Thorns

by James Kirk-Wiggins, (c) Aug 18, 2019

Wrestling With God

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The 2nd edition of my Flash Non-Fiction ebook is up on Amazon. “Wrestling With God” by James Wiggins.

It’s free for Kindle Unlimited readers, and qualifies for the loan program. The listed price is $2.99. The Amazon editor recommended $2.99 to $9.99. There was a lot of information about tax, VAT (Value Added Tax), and I wanted to put it up for $1.00 but was unsure how that would work out. My friends and family on my Facebook page have already had an opportunity to read this in two post. But believe it or not, I did much editing since that was posted.

If you don’t have the Kindle app you can get it HERE.

This was my first attempt to publish anything, there is a learning curve. I do apologize for the errors in the ebook. Nevertheless, enjoy it and let me hear your suggestions. There is no need to suggest editing or grammatical errors unless you got the second edition.

God bless, James Kirk-Wiggins

The Early Church: Part 2

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“I will send the Holy  Spirit and he will guide you into all truth.”

Last Blog I left out some important word pictures of the early church.

They Had Everything in Common 4:32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was  his own, but they had everything in common. (https://www.esv.org/Acts+4/)

Letter to Diogenes

…5:5 They dwell in their own countries, but only as
sojourners; they bear their share in all things as
citizens, and they endure all hardships as strangers.
Every foreign country is a fatherland to them, and
every fatherland is foreign.

[They were “Strangers in a Strangerland.” Not  of the world they resided in.]

5:6 They marry like all other men and they beget
children; but they do not cast away their offspring.
5:7 They have their meals in common, but not their
wives.
5:8 They find themselves in the flesh, and yet they
live not after the flesh.
5:9 Their existence is on earth, but their
citizenship is in heaven.

[They were “Strangers in a Strangerland.” Not  of the world they resided in.]

The above description of this early New Testament Church, followed the same Jesus we do. We often fail to live up to that calling because of our separation from Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We sin or feel we have disappointed God, we ask for forgiveness, knowing our sins have already been paid for. We know God promised nothing could separate us from his love. We feel a separation from God, hiding in shadows, knowing we will never win, never really defeat sin. We feel often like a failure. On a turning wheel as a mouse.

This is if his Holy Spirit resides in you, leads you, you have given all parts of your life to him. I’m not talking about a feeling of his spirit during certain times, songs, prayers or messages. We should know he is always with us in us. If not we need to peel away the onion of our life by layer, after layer giving it to Christ.

…The problem with many Christians is that they don’t experience that God is real. God seems to be far away from them. Their prayers seem to be ineffective. Their faith is weak and they lack the boldness to tell others about Jesus Christ…His love can fill our hearts and control our actions. His goodness can flood us and his peace can govern us. (https://www.godisreal.today/how-to-receive-the-holy-spirit/)

By faith, you can trust God right now to fill you. You know you were filled when Baptised. The key is faith. Faith in Jesus and in his promise. I’ll give you a very good article about this. It is the same article I read or close to it in content. But check out Mr. Bill Brights Article. (https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/transferable-concepts/be-filled-with-the-holy-spirit.html, Bill Bright)

While I always felt the Holy Spirit was in me, Jesus was not leading me. I believe I have begun the transfer of my life to His control. If you are not led, have not totally turned your life over to Christ, and in FAITH been filled with the power of the Holy Ghost, then you will struggle and not live in Christ.  

This Blog entry is not what I want to say. But I felt if you are not prepared to be a New Testament Christian, 100%, then whatever I say will not be heard. You are not of the world. Your Home is not your nation. Why do we act as if it were. Hating, arguing, being separated from the presence of God by our lack of love. “They will know we are Christians by our love.” Jesus is our leader, The Holy spirit will help us resist. Neither Trump nor Nancy Pelosi are out leaders. Jesus is. We should be involved in the things of God not of this world. The USA is not, nor has it ever been a Christian Nation. Jesus will establish our homeland when he returns.

You can only accept the above paragraph, if you have fully given all parts of your life to Christ, and in faith led by the Holy Spirit. The New Testament Church must rise out of the ashes, transformed individually and we will transform our world. AMEN!

Peace In Christ,

Jim Kirk-Wiggins, August 4, 2019

SUGGESTED READING: The Illumined Heart: Capture the Vibrant Faith of the Ancient Christians Frederica Matthewes-Green June 1 2007 https://amzn.to/2KiInIM