INTRODUCTION TO WEBSITE
A SUMMARY OF EACH OF THE SIX COMMENTARIES IS GIVEN AFTER THE 14th PARAGRAPH BELOW AND SERVES AS A LOCATION GUIDE TO FIND VARIOUS SEGMENTS ON THE COMMENTARIES. Sometimes people talk about getting caught right in the middle of things. SO: Have you considered this life is the only hell the people who are going to heaven will ever know? AND: Have you considered this life is the only heaven the people who are going to hell will ever know? Something to think about isn't it?
This website tells you how to grow in your relationship with God. TEST THIS FIRST: You are an eternal creation and God set the knowledge of our eternity within us: All of us have imagined ourselves dead; (2Cor. 4:16 keywords: outward man and inward man) you are dead, you are looking at you the dead person, but it is the immortal you, the inward you (the soul), the eternal you, that is doing the looking; the eternal soul that is you is looking at the outward you, (the temporary body) that is the mortal you, the temporary you, that will die. NOW: Try to imagine yourself never existing; you can't do it. That is the knowledge God gave all of us that that each one of us is an eternal person; it is you, the eternal you. SO: Considering the brief few years the eternal you will live here in your temporary body what can possibly be more important than your eternal relationship with God?
If this information is helpful to you please pass the site name on to your friends. People from countries all around the world are using this site so there must be something good about it. If you feel like you should advertise this site in your country, in your place, please feel free to do so, it may be that God is asking you to, please pray about it and find out, I'm sure God will bless you for it. AND: God bless the hundreds of you brave, wonderful Christians who have found a "backdoor way" to send this information to "friends" in countries where Jesus and His teaching are not allowed (encryption?). NO, YOU CANNOT BE BACK-TRACED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. I thank all of you with my whole heart.
SOMEHOW THE NOTION HAS BEEN FOSTERED UPON US THAT GOD IS SOME RED FACED, ETERNALLY SWOLLEN WITH RAGE ENTITY, SITTING ON A TERRIBLE THRONE OF JUDGMENT; TREMBLING WITH EAGERNESS TO DELIGHTEDLY SMASH US SCREAMING AND BEGGING INTO HELL! OF COURSE THAT VIEW OF GOD PORTRAYS CHRISTIANS AS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS, WELL SPRINKLED WITH SMIRKING HYPOCRITES, WHO ARE PARANOID, CRINGING AND FILLED WITH DREAD WHILE THEY TRY TO ADHERE TO A BUNCH OF IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP RULES. THAT VIEW PORTRAYS THE REST OF HUMANITY AS HELPLESS, DESPAIRING REPROBATES WITHOUT HOPE. ANOTHER VIEW PORTRAYS GOD AS SOME WEIRD "JOHNNY APPLESEED TYPE" SKIPPING MERRILY THROUGH THE COSMOS WITH HIS BAG OF PEOPLE SEED INDISCRIMINATELY SOWING COLONIES OF HUMANS WHEN HE HAPPENS UPON A PLANET THAT WILL SUPPORT LIFE! THEN HE'S OFF ON HIS JOURNEY, TO NEVER RETURN. STILL ANOTHER VIEW PORTRAYS GOD AS SOME ANCIENT, DROOLING, DODDERING, PURPOSELESS ENTITY WHINING "IF YOU'LL JUST WORSHIP, BELIEVE IN, OR EVEN THINK ABOUT SOME GREATER BEING IT'LL BE ALLRIGHT AND YOU CAN COME ON TO HEAVEN"!
THIS WEBSITE DISPELS ALL THAT NONSENSE AND INTRODUCES THE READER TO THE TRUE GOD OF LOVE WHO IS GRACIOUS AND UNDERSTANDING; A LIVING, VIBRANT GOD WHO IS FILLED WITH MERCY, KINDNESS, TENDERNESS, PATIENCE AND GOODNESS. YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE GOD OF LOVE WHO DESIRES TO HAVE A PERSONAL, LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO TRY.
HERE'S HOW: (Psa. 119:2)
(1Cor. 1:10-13 & 3:1-6) Jesus did not bring a religion based on a denomination, not even yours, not even mine. (Heb. 10:1-10) Jesus did not bring a bunch of cold, dead, impossible to keep rules and laws so He could find an excuse to send us to hell. (John 14:1-27 esp. V.6, 9, 18 & 23 & Heb.10:19-23 keywords: living way) In His nail scarred hands Jesus brought the offer of an individual, personal love relationship with God, according to God's Holy Word, through the Holy Spirit (1John 4:8 & 16) founded on love because God is love, (Rom. 5:8-9 & Gal. 2:20) based on love because Jesus loves us enough to die so we can get saved and (Matt. 1:1 through Rev. 3:22) built on love by keeping our Christian relationship of love with God flourishing, (John 1:1-4 & 1John 1:1-4) according to God's Holy Word of love, (2Cor 3:17) through the Holy Spirit of love and (Matt. 13:18-23) depending on the intensity of each individual Christian's love for God and each individual Christian's desires, values, attitude, activities and abilities in each one's growth, or failure, as a Christian after accepting Jesus' offer of salvation.
Love is mentioned several times in the above paragraph simply because (1John 1:4 & 16) GOD IS LOVE. Love is a deep, intense, emotional tenderness, attraction to and affection for another person personalized by an intense emotional attachment and benevolent devotion to, an intimate fondness for and a yearning to share with, give to and make the other person happy. That sure puts a different face on God than what the world tells us doesn't it?
Love is an ongoing examination and evaluation of the depth of passion (intensity of emotion) of the person you love. Do they love me like I love them? Is their love for me growing as they get to know me better? What am I getting for the way I feel and act? Do they have the desire to please me the way I please them? It don't have to be as much as mine BUT are they giving me their all like I'm giving my all to them? Love is also an eventual response to what the other person does, therefore love can be built up or torn down depending upon the passion of the loved individual's love contribution to the relationship.
What does being loved mean to you? Please look back down your life and remember what you felt like in your heart (soul): When someone you loved threw your offer of love right back in your face by refusing to even try to love you and you didn't have a chance to be happy. OR: When someone you loved slowly quit loving you, you knew it was happening and there wasn't anything you could do about it as you watched your happiness just dribble away. OR: When someone you loved fell out of love with you and they suddenly, harshly crushed your happiness. OR: When you deeply loved someone but you knew they didn't love you the same way, they took advantage of your relationship, you always felt threatened and used and you could never have that beautiful, secure, free happiness. OR: When the passion of the one you loved was gone, the communication barely existed and your happiness was a pile of the cold ashes of futility. OR: When you discovered the one you loved was cheating on you and giving their affection to someone else and your happiness was smashed. What was your reaction? Pain? Anger? Suffering? Soul sickness? Loss? (Gen. 1:26-27) You are made in God's image. SO: Now you know how God lives every day. SO: How much do you love God?
If you have made it this far, that's great; you are serious. This website is for serious people who want to know God and about God. We all understand learning requires time, effort, patience and concentration. If you read these commentaries with prayer and a hungry heart your hungry heart will be filled. IF YOU DECIDE TO GO NO FURTHER IN THIS WEBSITE AT LEAST TAKE THE NEXT FOUR PARAGRAPHS WITH YOU.
The KJV Holy Bible is the source used:***1st QUESTION: What if you, utilizing all your resources, had given a person the greatest, most precious, most beautiful gift you could ever give that person. Then they take that wonderful, unique, infinitely precious gift and treat it like a piece of garbage! How hurt and angry would you be?
***1st ANSWER: (1Pet. 1:18-19) God had nothing more precious to give than when He gave us the gift of His own Son, Jesus the Christ, so you and I could be redeemed by His blood (saved). (Heb. 10:29-31) Christians treat the blood of Jesus as a useless piece of garbage when we deliberately sin! How hurt and angry do you think God is about our treatment of His beautiful, unique, infinitely precious gift?
****2nd QUESTION: What if you had met this person, did him/her a huge favor (salvation) and you wanted to get to know them a little better and try to establish a better relationship. You go to their door, your heart is filled with gladness and eagerness; "Oh boy! A brand new life to explore; a brand new experience!" You knock. They answer. You state your business; "I want us to get better acquainted with each other." They look at you a long moment, then quietly say; "No, I've got better things to do." and shut the door in your face! How would you feel? How embarrassed would you be? How badly would your feelings be hurt? How many times would you come back with the same offer?
****2nd ANSWER: (Matt. 11:28-30) God makes the same offer of getting better acquainted and establishing a better relationship with Christians, you, when He speaks through the Holy Spirit in that still, small voice in your thoughts; "I really feel like I need to read the Bible." OR: "I really ought to pray and thank God for all He's done for me." (Luke 12:34) But then you close the door of your soul in God's face and refuse to let Him in and you go watch TV, call a friend, or some other entertainment and that embarrasses God and hurts His feelings just like it would you. THINK ABOUT THIS: (Gen. 1:27) We are created in God's image. Our hurt and anger reaction to the rejection and insult in the two situations above is the same as God's hurt and anger reaction to our rejection and insult to what He freely offers! The only difference is God has the power to do something about it and we don't! (Rev. 3:16) The above situations, in a nutshell, are how a Christian can become lukewarm and not even realize it BECAUSE: (1Thess. 5:19) Christians can quench (extinguish, to go out) the Holy Spirit until their Christianity is a dull exercise in feel good-ism futility.
SUMMARIES OF THE SIX COMMENTARIES
JESUS explains the spiritual warfare between God and Satan and how Satan brought that warfare into the physical realm at the beginning of man and how that warfare is now is carried out physically through Israel and spiritually through the Church. (John 12:32) Did you know Jesus was lifted up three times? This commentary explains Jesus' Godhood and manhood in a heartrending personal way that causes a Christian to realize his own value to God. Did you know the very first prophesy concerning Jesus was given in the Garden of Eden? What is the difference between a living prophesy, an objective prophesy and a spoken prophesy concerning Jesus? Do you know the definition of the word overshadow contains three parts and that it took thirty years to fulfill that word? Do you know the genetics of Jesus' conception? Some people say the Bible lied because it included Joseph's name in Jesus lineage and God, not Joseph, was Jesus' Father; that answer is here. When did Jesus take the Keys to Hell and Death? When and how did the Grace Covenant come into effect? The answers to all these questions and many more are revealed in this commentary. God's plan of salvation from the very beginning of man to now is explained by exploring Jesus' life from conception to ascension and how His life, death, burial and resurrection is the centerpiece of God's plan of salvation.
THE HOLY SPIRT AND YOU (five paragraphs) The Bible says; (Rom. 8:4-9 esp. V.9) "Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." That scripture is shocking because it obviously means if Christians do not possess the Holy Spirit within them they are not saved. This commentary tells how to recognize the Holy Spirit in your life. Is it true that after salvation God expects to have a personal relationship through the Holy Spirit with each Christian? This commentary tells how He does it. "The Holy Spirit can be Tempted" segment is a hair raising exploration (you can't put it down) through God's complete plan of salvation that will change your perception of God because you will see that God is "neck deep" in the three Eden curses just like us. The segment "Who is the Holy Spirit" reveals God's true identity and you will be surprised to see that creation, Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon man, various iron and bronze ages, the overlapping stone age, evolution, time and timeless are addressed in the Bible! The first "Self" segment answers four main questions: 1) How can we understand God if we don't understand ourselves? I'll bet you really do not know you! 2) God's statement "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:" explains the three parts of the human soul and describes how the soul uses the brain. 3) How is the conscience in charge of what? 4) DOES GOD CONSIDER ABORTION MURDER?
The "Holy Spirit is Truth" segment thoroughly explains THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY and the sad, sad story of a dear friend to three generations of my family who exactly lived this scripture--->(Prov. 1:23-28) and I was there every day during the last few weeks he lived and I was there when he had his final meeting with God in this life.<---Please read it because it may help you help someone you love before it's too late; God's scripture does not lie and God does not joke around about salvation. The segment "The Holy Spirit is Given" contains a vivid discussion of what SPEAKING IN UNKNOWN TONGUES really means. The segment "The Holy Spirit Can be Blasphemed" contains the heartrending, true story about my dear friend who fell into the TRAP OF BLASPHEMY. Other segments answer these questions. Is there a true Church "hidden" in the visible Church? What is the war between God and Satan really about? The "GRACE" SEGMENT explains what grace really means and you will understand that "Grace" is a revelation into God's soul.
The "Man's Conscience" segment contains the true story about a man and his wife who, against all the odds, found salvation. The segment "Why is the Holy Spirit" explains how Jesus is a Friend and a Brother to every Christian who will let Him and it contains three miracles God performed in this writer's life. The last miracle contains a beautiful poem. The segment; "Chosen Vessels" contains the story, "THE HAT", about a military hat (a cover) that should interest any Veteran AND "Part 2: Old Walter: A CHOSEN VESSEL" is a real life story of the great wonder God did in the lives of an old drunkard and eight little boys, I know it is true because I lived it! People have said drug abuse is not mentioned in the Bible so it must not be sin. BUT: The Christian War With the World" segment shows that DRUG ABUSE is forbidden in the scripture and it is a sin that will cause a person to miss heaven. The segment "Where is the Holy Spirit" addresses Eternal Security, Predestination and Backsliding.
Part 2: of Where is the Holy Spirit, titled; "Part Two: The LIGHT", is an astonishing, uplifting, inspiring, true story of a young Christian woman's last stand, back to the wall, spiritual battle against death and hell, I know it is true because they are my friends; please don't miss it. the three part segment COVENANT: The Holy Spirit Trains Soldiers for Spiritual Warfare IS A SHOCKING COMPARISON between the old and new covenants that will make you a better Christian and you will be surprised to scripturally learn about Satan's three kingdoms of darkness. The segment "When is Holy Spirit Time" contains the true, amazingly true, story of an angry man who came to attack our congregation and had a "head on collision" with the Holy Spirit.
"Christian War With the Flesh" tells the story about how a kindly Pastor handled the situation when a rough, wild, tough "good ole boy" type got saved, got mad and cussed 'the devil til a fly wouldn't light on him right in Church! Other segments answer: Why are there denominations and why can't they agree? When did denominations actually start? Is it even possible for a person to get to Heaven through present belief in a denomination? Why do science and the Bible appear to "butt heads" and yet agree on so many things? These questions and many more are answered in various segments. The Holy Spirit can be Tempted explains the scriptural events about SATAN AND HIS REBELLION. This commentary contains such a diverse and meaningful wealth of information concerning the personal relationship between God and man, man and man and man and himself it simply cannot be covered in this brief summary.
SIN IN CHURCH (4 paragraphs) The historical and scriptural three part "Introduction" to this commentary answers these questions. Was America founded on Christian principals? Was the Church that came to America founded on Christian principals? Is your Church founded on Christian principals, are you? AND: Do you know that, in the history of the world, ONLY TWO NATIONS WERE FOUNDED THROUGH A COVENANT WITH GOD? The shocking events of the personal sacrifice, persecution, hidden prophesies, suffering, church power, unknown divine appointments, rebellion, actual war, freedom and civil law that brought the Church in America to what it is today are explained in this introduction. The body of this commentary “Sin in Church” scripturally answers the question of why Church people, Christians, act the way they do because so many people say; “Yeah, I'd like to go to church but the things I see Church people do turn me off.”
"The Devil: The Deception Principal" thoroughly and scripturally explains HOMOSEXUALITY and the proper Christian reaction to that life style choice. The seven parts of the segment "Growth as a Christian: The Survival Principal" completely explores THE HUMAN CONSCIENCE and you will be astonished by the many ways your conscience is programmed throughout your whole life. I, the writer, was astonished as God revealed me to me and, with His inspiration through the Holy Spirit, I offer my life to you as an example. One example is what happened the first time I met the young man who KILLED MY SON. Another example is the time I was stupid, stupid, stupid enough to initiate a confrontation with God over a Super Bowl football game. A third example is in Part 7; God, The Eden Curses, Cancer and Me; a fourth example is; well, you've got the idea! Church fights, failures, ignorance and tears; "I'm not perfect but I'm trying"; You'll see!
The three segments; "The four types of Christians in a Congregation", "The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth as a Christian" and Backsliding: The Failure Principal" scripturally show how sin happens in a Christian's life and how God has all the answers already in place to take care of His Christians if they want it. You will be amazed and pleased by the reaction of lost people when you explain how a new Christian is given a brand new start and must learn how to be a "profitable" Christian through spiritual growth. The segment "Backsliding: The Failure Principal" identifies HYPOCRITES for what they are.
If you read only one segment of this complete website please read the three part segment; "Judging: The Authority Principal" for a beautiful, thrilling journey into God's mind from creation to the final result of God's purpose in creating man. ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE CHRISTIANS DO NOT HAVE TO "TASTE" DEATH. READ HOW GOD USES OUR OWN BRAIN TO ACCOMPLISH THAT! Did you know there were actually three (God's number of completion) scriptural curses brought about by man's sin in the Garden of Eden and that "God is neck deep" in all three of them just like we are? There are several poems scattered throughout the three parts. Yes, it will get a little "teachy" at times but if you hang in there with it and, WITH PRAYER, you finish it you will be closer to God than you are right now! The information in this commentary will help you in witnessing to "fallen" Christians and it will reveal where you stand in your church and where your church stands in God's Church. If you need to renew your covenant with God this commentary will Biblically tell you how.
COMMUNION (2 paragraphs) Biblically tells how a Christian can regroup his priorities, attain spiritual "spring housecleaning of his soul" and renew his personal relationship with God. Did you know that many "modern" churches have discarded all, or part, of communion as a historically useless function and by that their congregation is robbed spiritually? Do you know the ho-hum, little finger raised, taking by rote of communion derails part of God's plan of salvation? Do you want to understand how Jesus participates in a communion service that celebrates His sacrifice? What does the word unworthily really signify in the scripture that describes the communion service? Why are Christians scared to death of the word unworthily? Do you understand the preparation time required and its significance before partaking of the communion service?
What is a forgotten part of the communion service? Do you understand that communion, properly prepared for and properly performed, is one of God's "big guns" that prevents a Christian from unknowingly sliding into lukewarmness? Really now; are you as fresh faced and on fire for God as you were when you were first saved? Do you think about your salvation event and talk about it like you once did? Did you know present day communion is rooted in the seven steps of one of the most dramatic events in the Old Testament? Where is Heaven? And finally; do you know what it was like when God "made" Adam? All these answers and more are given in this wonderfully Holy Spirit anointed commentary.
IS GOD FAIR (2 paragraphs) ANSWERS THOSE HARD QUESTIONS NOBODY DARES TO ADDRESS IN CHURCH. (John 6:44) Jesus said; "No man (none, not any) can come to me except the Father which hath sent me draw him:" AND (John 12:32) "And I, if I be lifted up (crucified) from the earth, will draw all men unto me." SO: If God is fair how did the pre-Christian, historic tribes of people throughout the world who lived and died before the church got to their place or even before Jesus was born have an equal opportunity to accept or refuse salvation? Do you know the Bible contains no certain AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY? The proof is in the scripture.
The Biblical answer to the question; "Are suicides automatically condemned to eternal punishment for self murder?" will amaze you! WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN WHO DIE BEFORE THEY ARE DRAWN BY GOD; HOW DO THEY GET A FAIR CHANCE AT SALVATION? The answer concerning God's provision will thrill you! Are the mentally handicapped who don't have the mental capacity to recognize God's drawing just throwaways because of diminished brain function? What was "Abraham's Bosom" and did Jesus visit that place? When did Jesus preach in a place called prison? Did Jesus preach in a place called death? Does the spiritual man have the same five senses as the physical man and what will it be like when you die? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT WENT ON IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM WHILE JESUS' PHYSICAL BODY LAY IN THE GRAVE? Those questions and many more are answered in "Is God Fair". This commentary explores the infinite love, grace and the availability of mercy God has for ALL people.
BREATH OF LIFE Why even have a life if we are going to struggle and flounder along a few years and then die; WHAT'S THE POINT? Every lost sinner sometimes examine themselves and think; "I love, I imagine, I reason, I appreciate beauty, I can be tender and kind; what's the point of me? Why am I? There's got to be more!? This commentary tells you how to prove to a person by his own thought process and by scripture how God set the knowledge that we are eternal creations in each person's own awareness. This is a very good witnessing commentary that explains the why and how of salvation. Christians can copy "Breath of Life" and hand it out when witnessing even in the few minutes when you are shopping, pumping your gas, waiting in a line someplace and etc. (Luke 19:10) AND IT DOES WORK TO HELP PEOPLE GET SAVED FROM BEING LOST AS HAS BEEN PROVEN OVER AND OVER BECAUSE GOD HAS ANOINTED THESE WORDS and He anoints the hearts of the readers. Do you know the three approaches God uses to draw people to Him? If you want salvation this commentary follows God's Biblical plan to show you how to obtain it.
None of the information on this website is under copyright and anybody who so desires is encouraged to freely copy whatever is of interest and use it as you see fit because it is God's website and that way it gets passed on even further. (Acts 3:3-6) God, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, freely gave me the information on this website as you see it so if you change it that's between God and you. The sheer magnitude of free available information on the internet is a source of great delight and astonishment for me and I am deeply grateful to all the people who did so much work to make such information available. Related source information used in these commentaries concerning government, world history, church history, word definitions and conception, pregnancy and birth comes from free information "public domain" internet web sites and does not violate copyright rules. I am also deeply grateful to my wonderful wife for her patience, prayers and computer expertise that has dug me out of so many self made electronic dead ends.
The unrevised King James Bible is the scripture source for these commentaries. Most of these commentaries start with informational, numbered notes that explain the objective and reason for the commentary. Of course that causes them to start out a bit "dry" so please be patient as you read those few lines because the writing will "heat up" in a spiritual, emotional and intellectual sharing through the Holy Spirit. These commentaries, are a series; if one raises a question not connected to that particular commentary another will answer it and etc. These commentaries are in an "easy read" format so today's "every man" the common person can understand. Reference scripture numbers in parenthesis are included in the texts. The commentaries are written in a semi-story style for "easy reading" so it is easier to first read through a segment of text to follow the story continuity and then come back and reference the text by scripture if you so desire. If you try to read each scripture reference as you read the text you WILL lose the storyline. This process allows the story line to become a Bible Study if that is what you want to do.
I sincerely pray and hope God richly blesses you through this work.