EDIFICATION OR DESTRUCTION
This study is an examination of the word EDIFICATION.
Everything we do either builds or destroys.
Below are the related words that demonstrate this study.
G3624 HOUSE noun 114x
1) a house
1a) an inhabited house, home
1b) any building whatever
1b1) of a palace
1b2) the house of God, the tabernacle
1c) any dwelling place
1c1) of the human body as the abode of demons that possess it
1c2) of tents, and huts, and later, of the nests, stalls, lairs, of animals
1c3) the place where one has fixed his residence, one’s settled abode, domicile
2) the inmates of a house, all the persons forming one family, a household
2a) the family of God, of the Christian Ecclesia, of the congregation of the Old and New Testaments
3) stock, family, descendants of one
G3551 The Law noun 197x
1) anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, a law, a command
1a) of any law whatsoever
1a1) a law or rule producing a state approved of God
1a1a) by the observance of which is approved of God
1a2) a precept or injunction
1a3) the rule of action prescribed by reason
G3618 TO BUILD verb 39x
1) to build a house, erect a building
1a) to build (up from the foundation)
1b) to restore by building, to rebuild, repair
2a) to found, establish
2b) to promote growth in Christian wisdom, affection, grace, virtue, holiness, blessedness
2c) to grow in wisdom and piety
G3619 EDIFICATION noun 18x
1) (the act of) building, building up
2) metaphorically edifying, edification
2a) the act of one who promotes another’s growth in Christian wisdom, piety, happiness, holiness
G3621 STEWARD verb 1x
1) to be a steward
2) to manage the affairs of a household
3) to manage, dispense, order, regulate
G3622 STEWARDSHIP noun 8x
1) the management of a household or of household affairs
1a) specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of other’s property
1b) the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship
1c) administration, dispensation
G3623 STEWARD noun 10x
1) the manager of household or of household affairs
1a) especially a steward, manager, superintendent (whether free-born as was usually the case, a freed-man or a slave) to whom the head of the house or proprietor has intrusted the management of his affairs, the care of receipts and expenditures, and the duty of dealing out the proper portion to every servant and even to the children not yet of age
1b) the manager of a farm or landed estate, an overseer
1c) the superintendent of the city’s finances, the treasurer of a city (or of treasurers or quaestors of kings)
G2026 BUILD UP verb 8x related to G3618
1) to build upon, build up
From Webster's 1828 Dictionary
1. A building up, in a moral and religious sense; instruction; improvement and progress of the mind, in knowledge, in morals, or in faith and holiness.
2. Instruction; improvement of the mind in any species (particular category) of useful knowledge.
Proverbs 24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
24:2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
G2506 DESTRUCTION noun 3x
1) a pulling down, destruction, demolition
During this mortal life, which is our test, we will either build or destroy the kingdom of Yahweh.
The things we say and do reflect our character and show our fruits. They either build or destroy.
When we interact with our kinsmen we must be mindful of the manner in which we conduct ourselves. Our words and actions either build or destroy.
When we hold to a belief, that belief either builds or destroys.
False doctrines destroy. False preaching destroys. Ignorance destroys.
This study will show that our duty as children of the Most High is to build the kingdom. We must be about the edification of our brethren, our nation, and the kingdom.
Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Christ showed us how to keep the family business going.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Prince, Prince, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
Hosea 8:2 Israel shall cry unto Me, My God, we know You.
7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, Prince, Prince, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works?
7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth (practices) them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built (G3618- to build) his house upon a rock:
7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded (established) upon a rock.
7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built (G3618- to build) his house upon the sand:
7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
When you do the will of the Father, then, are you recognizable to Him.
When you establish, or repair your house (temple, body) upon The Rock, nothing will cause it to fall.
When we stand firm, as true, obedient Christians, we are promoting growth in ourselves and in our brethren, and we are building the kingdom.
When we do not do the will of the Father, He does not know us. Our disobedience leads to destruction and we will fall, and we pull down our brethren with us.
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto you, That you art Peter, and upon this rock I will build (G3618- to build) My church (assembly); and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The Greek: 18 And I say to you that you are a stone (petros), yet upon this bedrock (petra) shall I build My assembly and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it!
16:19 And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Peter was just one of the stones built upon the bedrock (foundation) that is Christ.
This is not a “church” that Christ is describing, as the KJV changed the Greek word 'ecclesia' to “church” every time. The ecclesia is a called out body, a congregation of the people of the Spirit (DNA), not some building.
1Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Each obedient Israelite is a stone (member) of the house (body) of Christ (The Rock, the foundation). The foundation of Christ is not just the “belief” of Him, the foundation includes the knowledge and understanding of the heritage and history of our people, the Torah, the prophecies, covenants, promises, statutes and observances, the act of doing these things and imitating the example Christ set. By practicing and living this lifestyle (The Way), we are building the kingdom. We are establishing righteousness.
When Prince Yahshua spoke to His Israelite kinsmen when they were among the multitudes (other peoples), He always spoke in parables. The gospel is only for the children of Jacob. When He was alone with His disciples He explained them.
Luke 12:41 Then Peter said unto Him, Prince, speakest You this parable unto us, or even to all?
12:42 And the Prince said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward (G3623- the manager of the household affairs), whom his master shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he cometh shall find so doing. Edifying.
12:44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My master delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; Destroying.
12:46 The master of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
If Yahweh has enriched us, it is only that we may “give the allotment of grain at the proper time”, that we may be good stewards and in turn provide for our brethren. If He returns and finds us doing so, we shall have a great reward. If He finds us otherwise, then we have already had our reward!
12:47 And that servant, which knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Having this knowledge and not acting on it, we invite far more punishment upon ourselves than those who are ignorant.
12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Even the ignorant will be punished. It's a group effort to build the kingdom. If we build each other up and promote growth among ourselves, maybe we can eliminate the amount of spankings we will get.
Luke 16:1 And He said also unto His disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward (G3623- the manager of household affairs); and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship (G3622- the management of household affairs); for thou are no longer steward (G3621- to manage the affairs).
Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Eccl 11:9-10)
16:3 Then the steward (G3623- the manager of household affairs) said within himself, What shall I do? for my master taketh away from me the stewardship (G3622- the management of the household affairs): I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
16:4 I am resolved (know) what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship (G3622- the management of the household affairs), they (the master's debtors) may receive me into their houses.
16:5 So he called every one of his master's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my master?
16:6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill (records), and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
16:7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill (records), and write fourscore.
16:8 And the master commended the unjust steward (G3623- the manager of the household affairs), because he had done wisely: for the children of this world (serpent seed) are in their generation wiser than the children of light (adamic seed).
16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon (wealth) of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. (Dan 4:27)
Verse 9 is a question in the Greek.
9 And I say to you, shall you make for yourselves friends from the riches of unrighteousness, that when you should fail they (riches) may receive you into eternal dwellings?
16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon (riches), who will commit to your trust the true riches?
16:12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (riches).
A true steward would edify the household. A true manager of a household would promote growth and order.
Our job as the anointed children of Jacob is to see to the management of our family. The family of Yahweh. To promote the growth of our people, our nation, our race and our family.
The things we do and say and practice and partake in, either build or destroy. We are either building the kingdom or destroying it. We are either anti-christ or with Christ.
Luke 22:31 And the Prince said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan (the Adversary) hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith (allegiance) fail not: and when you art converted (turned about), strengthen thy brethren.
The apostles were skeptical, but Barnabus explained about Paul's conversion.
*The Hellenists here were not Greeks, but rather they were followers of Greek customs and traditions amongst the Judaeans.
Paul disputed with the Hellenists and that they “endeavored to kill him”, indicates that Paul prevailed in his disputes, and that the Hellenists had no other recourse. Paul, having been educated far beyond the other apostles, was in a unique position among them to be able to both elucidate and dispute the Gospel and the Old Testament in the context of ancient world history. Paul was uniquely qualified to bring the Gospel to “lost” Israel, to those of the ancient dispersions, to those nations which were descended from the seed of Abraham.
Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Prince in the way, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus (Yahshua).
9:28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
9:29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Prince Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians (Hellenists): but they went about to slay him.
9:30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
9:31 Then had the churches (assemblies) rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified (G3618- to build); and walking in the fear of the Prince, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.
They realized that Paul, once their enemy, was a chosen apostle of Christ. Instead of persecuting his own brethren and pulling them down, he was now building them up and promoting growth.
Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace (favor), which is able to build you up (G2026- build upon), and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
The Greek: 32 And now I commit you to Yahweh and to the Word of His favor, which is able to build and to give the inheritance which is in all those being sanctified.
Sanctified: holy, pure, set apart. Israel is the subject of sanctification.
When we receive the word of truth we become lively stones and promote the growth of the kingdom, which is where our inheritance is for we who are set apart (sanctified) from unrighteousness and destruction.
Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established (confirmed, strengthened);
1:12 That is, that I may be comforted (summoned) together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
It is our duty to teach our heritage, history, covenants, promises, law and God to our brethren. This is edification, this is building the kingdom.
In Romans 14, Paul is proclaiming that we all do things differently. We should not judge each other's methods in life and worship, as long as it is in accordance with The Way.
In those days, unless you owned or lived on a farm, you got your meat from the market in the city. This meat was considered “common”, thought of as defiled or profaned by the Israelite Judaeans, those that knew and practiced the law. The Romans were “wild olives” who did not have the law, they were Israelites that did not return to Jerusalem after the Assyrian captivity and forgot their heritage. Most of this meat was sacrificed to gods, hence “common”. Some Israelites did not eat this meat at all, some just bought their meat and took it home, others would partake in the pagan sacrifice of it and eat it there.
Paul is stating that if you are not sacrificing to Yahweh then you are sacrificing to idols.
You can be aware, and even try to bring about awareness to them about their evil, but it's not up to you to convince them, just let Yahweh sort em out. Worry about yourselves and do what is righteous.
Paul is against the sacrifices to idols and would rather the people not have fellowship together, but if you needed to buy meat, buy it, take it home and pray over.
This is not about eating pork.
Romans 14:10 But why dost you judge (condemn) your brother? or why dost you set at nought your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Prince, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to Yahweh.
14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
14:13 Let us not therefore judge (condemn) one another any more: but judge (decree) this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Prince Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
14:15 But if your brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.
The Greek: 14 I know and have confidence by Prince Yahshua, that nothing is of itself profane: except to he who considers anything to be profane, to him it is profane.
15 But if because of food your brother is distressed, no longer do you walk in accordance with charity (love). You must not with your food ruin that person for whose benefit Christ had died.
14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat (food) and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
14:18 For he that in these things (righteousness) serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify (G3619- build up, support) another.
14:20 For meat (food) destroys not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
1Corinthians 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
14:22 Hast you faith? have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
22 Do you have faith? Have it concerning yourself in the presence of Yahweh. Blessed is he who does not condemn that in which he himself approves.
Don't be a hypocrite.
14:23 And he that doubteth (makes a distinction) is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
23 But he that makes a distinction, if then he eats, has been condemned, because it is not from faith, and all which is not from of faith is an error.
As verse 19 states, we must strive to edify our brethren rather than tear down. Maybe they will respond if you show them peace. If they continue to partake in eating food sacrificed to idols, let Yahweh deal with them.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.
15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification (H3619- promotion of growth).
15:3 For even Christ pleased not Himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on Me.
Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached Thee are fallen upon me.
It's all about building the kingdom and building up each other.
1Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace (favor) of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon (G2026- build upon, build up, confirm). But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon (G2026- builds upon).
Paul founded the assemblies in Corinth.
3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Christ laid the foundation. All these denominations, religions, beliefs, and such, are 'another' builder's foundation.
3:12 Now if any man build (G2026- confirms) upon this (Christ's) foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon (G2026- confirmed), he shall receive a reward.
The Way is The Way and there is no other way. The Way is confirmed by the edification of the kingdom by the building up of the people.
All the denominations are another way, and lead to destruction.
1Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers (servants) of Christ, and stewards (G3623- the managers) of the mysteries of (the household of) God. (Matt 24:45)
The truth is a mystery when our people do not know our history, identity, and heritage.
4:2 Moreover it is required in (with) stewards (G3623- the managers of the household affairs), that a man be found faithful (trustworthy, in allegiance, loyal).
4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged (examined) of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge (examine) not mine own self.
4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified (proven): but He that judgeth (examines) me is the Prince.
There were many false preachers pulling people down from the truth.
Paul doesn't care what men say about him, he will preach the gospel anyway.
Food offered to idols
1Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching (concerning) things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth (G3618- to build, restore, repair, promotes growth).
8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
The Greek makes more sense: 1-3 Now concerning things offered to idols we know, (because all the knowledge we have, the knowledge inflates, but love builds. If one supposes to have known anything, not yet does he know according as there is need to know. But if one loves Yahweh, this he knows by Him.)
8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world (society), and that there is none other God but one.
8:5 For though there be that are called (so-called) gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and masters many,)
8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Prince Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him. (Is 41:24,44:8, Det 4:39,6:4)
8:7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8:8 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened (G3618- to encourage) to eat those things which are offered to idols;
In those days, people got their meat in the cities. The market was attached to the temple, and since most people then were pagan, they sacrificed their meat unto idols. The Judaeans in Corinth that knew better had a conscience about eating pagan sacrificed meat. Others were weak minded and ate the meat in the temple. Paul was saying that if it bothers you, don't eat it. Otherwise, just buy your meat and take it home and don't think twice about it. Also, set a good example for those brethren who are weak minded.
8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Matthew 25:40 ...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.
8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Note: The “churches” claim that these verses say they can eat pork.
As was just demonstrated, this chapter is about meat (food) sacrificed unto idols.
True Israelites never raised pork, ate pork, nor sacrificed pigs on the alter.
Yahweh said pig is unclean and therefore not even considered food.
The Asians eat roaches and the blacks eat everything, including each other. Are roaches and people considered food now too?
Yahweh does not change His mind or His laws. What was deemed unclean cannot be made clean. Don't follow the 'doctrines of men'.
The context is burdening the assembly and taking money, which Paul did not do. Other false preachers would take money.
1Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying (boasting) void.
Paul did not accept money or burden the assemblies.
9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory (boast) of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation (G3622) of the gospel is committed unto me.
The Greek reads:
17 For if I do this readily, I have a reward; but if involuntarily I had been entrusted with the management of a family, what then is my reward?
9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge (expense), that I abuse not my power (authority) in the gospel.
9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. (spiritual gain)
Paul had no choice but to take on this honor of 'management of the family' (G3622) once he was given his purpose on the road to Damascus. Once he saw truth, there was no turning back.
Saul, as a Pharisee, was a destroyer. Paul, as an apostle, was an edifier.
The Romans were the broken off branch (wild olives) that was grafted back in.
Paul explains that the Corinthians ancestors were Judahites of the Exodus.
1Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
These are all of the seed of Jacob/Israel. History shows that these people, the Israelites, known now as Romans and Greeks, all white people, obviously from the loins of Abraham.
10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of (belonging to) that one bread.
10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh (genetic brethren): are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles (dispersed Nations) sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
The Nations here are the dispersed tribes of Israel who forgot or did not have the law and were pagan.
Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Prince, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of (belonging to) the Prince's table, and of the table of devils.
10:22 Do we provoke the Prince to jealousy? are we stronger than He?
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved Me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked Me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
10:23 All things are lawful (possible) for me, but all things are not expedient (profitable): all things are lawful (possible) for me, but all things edify (G3618- build, restore, repair) not.
10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
24 No one must seek for that of himself, but that of the other.
We should not seek our own gain, but our brethren's. Don't be selfish.
10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles (the market), that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
10:26 For the earth is the Prince's, and the fulness thereof.
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Prince's, and the fulness thereof:
10:29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
10:30 For if I by grace (thankfulness) be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? (Rom 14:6, 1 Tim 4:3-4)
10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory (honor) of God.
10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Judaeans, nor to the Greeks, nor to the church (assembly) of God: (Rom 14:13, Acts 20:28)
10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved (preserved).
Verses 27-31 More verses taken out of the context of foods sacrificed unto idols that the “churches” use to teach you to eat pork. You do NO glory to God if you eat any unclean animals. Clean animals promote health, growth. Unclean animals promote sickness.
In verse 27, if you are invited to a feast, don't worry if the meat was bought at the pagan markets, for what is meat, what is an idol? Nothing. Unless you are participating in the pagan temple rituals.
These are lessons in promoting peace and growth where there is disputation.
Talking in tongues (languages).
If you are speaking jibberish, you build up yourself. If you speak in a language people can understand, you build the kingdom.
Those that speak that jibberish and claim that it is from God are lying. For if Yahweh blesses you with knowledge and the ability of “tongues”, you should be able to interpret and explain with understanding to others. What good is jibberish if it's not understood?
1Corinthians 14:1 Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy (interpret prophecy).
14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue (language) speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
Speaking jibberish is vain.
14:3 But he that prophesieth (interprets prophecy) speaketh unto men to edification (G3619- build up), and exhortation, and comfort.
14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth (G3618- promotes, builds up) himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth (G3618- builds up) the church (assembly).
The Greek: 4 He speaking in a language builds himself, but he interpreting prophecy builds the assembly.
14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues (languages), but rather that ye prophesied (interpret prophecy): for greater is he that prophesieth (interprets prophecy) than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret (publicly), that the church (assembly) may receive edifying (G3619- building up, growth).
14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying (interpretation of prophecy), or by doctrine (teaching)?
14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy (clear) to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
If you have the gift of language or interpretation, use it to edify. Without the understanding of what the language or sound is, how can this be helpful?
14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world (society), and none of them is without signification.
14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice (speech), I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian (foreign), and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian (foreign) unto me.
14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying (G3619- promotion of growth, building up) of the church (body).
14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
14:16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified (G3618- built up).
14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
Paul is thankful that Yahweh blessed him with the ability to speak Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
14:19 Yet in the church (assembly) I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Jibberish is useless. False piety.
14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice (regards to wickedness) be ye children, but in understanding be men.
14:21 In the law it is written, With other tongues (languages) and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith Yahweh.
14:22 Wherefore tongues (languages) are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying (the interpretation of prophecy) serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
14:23 If therefore the whole church (assembly) be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues (languages), and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? (Acts 2:13)
14:24 But if all prophesy (interpret prophecy), and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: he is brought convincing proof by all, he is examined by all;
14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
The quality of our worship will influence any new comer, your behavior should edify.
14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying (G3619- building up, the promotion of growth).
Paul defends his ministry.
Paul is not a pacifist, evil deeds must be punished. He called out the unrighteous.
2Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
10:2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
1 Now I myself, Paul, exhort you by the gentleness and fairness of the Anointed (group), who concerning stature am humble among you, but being absent am bold towards you;
2 but I want, not being present, that you would be bold with the confidence with which I reckon you should be daring towards certain others who are reckoning us as walking in accordance with the flesh.
10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war (serve in accordance) after the flesh:
10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (fleshly), but mighty through God to the pulling down (G2506- destruction) of strong holds;)
10:5 Casting down (G2506- destroying) imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (the Anointed, the group);
1Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Evil deeds must be punished.
10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
The KJV translators were not able to discern when the Greek word 'Christos' referred to Christ Jesus, or the group. Christos means anointed, called out. Isaac was the Anointed seed of Abraham. Isaac was placed on the alter. Abraham willingly gave his son to Yahweh. No other race ever did this. Yahweh made promises to Abraham's seed (Us), for this dedication and this seed only. How dare we deny who we are AND offer it to those outside!
Verse 7 is also not a ?
7 You must look at things according to appearance. If one is confident in himself to be of the Anointed, he must again reckon this by himself: that just as he is of the Anointed, even so are we.
10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Prince hath given us for edification (G3619- building up, the promotion of growth), and not for your destruction (G2506- pulling down, to lower), I should not be ashamed:
Authority as a group, not Paul the dictator. His teaching is from Christ and is for building and not for destroying.
10:9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10:10 For his (Paul's) letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his (Paul's) bodily presence is weak, and his (Paul's) speech contemptible.
Paul was not a man of great stature, like a Roman centurion, as his letters were powerful. In person he looks and sounds just the opposite.
10:11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.
Talk the talk, walk the walk.
2Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Paul felt like he was their father because he brought them the gospel. They were like his children receiving his encouragement. Paul was an edifier.
12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
He's going to love them anyway.
12:16 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
12:17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?
12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
Titus picked up the designated person with the contribution for Jerusalem.
12:19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying (G3619- building, growth).
12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
There were some contentions among the assemblies. Some liked this apostle, some that apostle. Just like people who preferred to hear from different personalities. They were having “doubtful disputations” over small stuff.
12:21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
Verse 21 are question's.
21 Again, upon my having come, should my God humble me before you? And should I mourn for those many having failed before and not repenting after the uncleanness and fornication and licentiousness which they have practiced?
Allowing fornication is just as bad as committing it.
Paul was tough on the assemblies. Like a parent, he loved them, and taught them The Way. When they sinned, he did not stand for it. This is promoting growth, edification.
Chapter 13 continues with tough love, meant for edification.
Corinth was a wealthy upper class city and Israelites there were not acting like Christians.
2Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time (3rd letter) I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
Paul is saying that if he were present, he would be kicking some ass.
13:3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
Matthew 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
13:4 For though He was crucified through (by) weakness, yet He liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in (with) Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward (in) you.
13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates (unapproved, spurious)?
13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates (unapproved, rejected).
13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates (unapproved).
13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection (restoration).
13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Prince hath given me to edification (G3619- building up, the promotion of growth), and not to destruction (G2506- pulling down).
Galatians 2:18 For if I build (G3618- to build, restore) again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
The context is the rituals of the Levitical ordinances.
Before Christ died, the Israelite priesthood performed sacrifice for the propitiation of sin. When Christ died, He was the last sacrifice, and became the reigning high priest. These rituals were to cease. Many Israelites did not understand this and wanted to continue the rituals. The Judaizers were agitating the people and saying that Paul was doing away with the law (rituals) and these people were upset about it. See Acts 21:18-26
The rituals themselves cannot justify. They were just a schoolmaster for us to learn from.
The allegiance with our Prince is our salvation (preservation).
The Pharisees wanted to keep the rituals because they could control the people.
Continuing the sacrifices is denying Christ's sacrifice.
Galatians 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be master of all;
4:2 But is under tutors and governors (G3623- the managers of the household affairs) until the time appointed of the father.
Paul is speaking of younger Israel (from time of Egypt), who needed schooling. The Levitical priesthood and the law.
4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world (society):
4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Christ was born an Israelite. Only Israel was given the law (on Mt Sinai). Only Israel could be redeemed because only Israel was under the law. There were no other races or peoples at Mt Sinai.
'Adoption' is a deliberate mistranslation. The Greek word 'uiothesia' means 'the placement of son'. It has nothing to do with adopting someone from another race and including them in the will (inheritance, promises, covenants) made to Israel.
Yahweh always had His managers to lead us. His faithful remnant continues to build the kingdom by promoting growth and edifying His people.
Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation (G3622- the management of the household affairs) of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him:
As the seed of Abraham, Christ was the only perfect man, He set the example. We are of this same seed ('called') and therefore stewards of His purpose. To strive to be like Christ.
If your stewardship is supporting the “churches” idea of a Jewish Jesus, you might not be gathered with the stewards that understand and know their true Prince.
It matters who Christ is, and that our beliefs are correct.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee...
True knowledge and understanding promotes edification.
Lack of knowledge and understanding promotes destruction.
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners (sojourners), but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Both houses of Israel are no more strangers to each other, both are Abraham's seed, both are saints (called). Nobody else is included in this inheritance, nor can be added.
Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
2:20 And are built (G2026- confirmed) upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone;
2:21 In whom all the building (G3619- act of building up) fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Prince: (1Cor 3:17)
2:22 In whom ye also are builded together (unified body) for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (1 Pet 2:5)
The household of faith is the unified obedient body of knowledgeable stewards. Sons of Jacob confirming the foundation by building upon it and promoting the growth of the kingdom.
Management of the family, of the Household of Yahweh
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you dispersed nations of the house of Israel,
Paul was in prison in Rome when he wrote this epistle.
3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation (G3622- the management of the household affairs) of the grace (favor) of God which is given me to you-ward:
The Greek: 2 If indeed you have heard of the management of the family of the favor of Yahweh which has been given to me in regard to you,
Paul has been given the stewardship or administration (management) of the family of God. Who is the family of God? By now you should know that it is the seed of Abraham. The children of Jacob, that's Israelites, we the white nations of the world. It is our race that has brought this gospel to the world. This is our history, heritage and family. It is our duty to contribute in the management of this Holy family. It is our duty to know Who we are and Whose we are, and live in allegiance to our family and God by walking in The Way, and promote growth in each other and to build the kingdom.
Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill (fulfill) all things.)
4:11 And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:12 For the perfecting (restoration) of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying (G3619- building up, the promotion of growth) of the body of Christ:
4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith (allegiance), and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
The Greek: 13 until we all would attain to the unity of the faith and of the acknowledgment of the Son of Yahweh, at man perfected, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Anointed (the group);
Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Systemized deception. You may not get it yet, but this is speaking of today's “churches”.
Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
Pulled away from the milk of the word.
Obviously we are still being deceived. Millions in “church”, learning about every wind of doctrine of men, a Jewish Jesus, the “rapture”, that you are a “gentile”, and that the law was “done away with”, “just believe” and “once saved always saved”. And the self declaration of “I'm saved”, as if you get to choose. Church doctrine destroys (lowers) the congregation.
4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, the Christ:
4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying (G3619- building up, the promotion of growth) of itself in love.
The Greek: 16 From whom all the body is being joined together and is being reconciled through every stroke of assistance according to the operation of each single part in proportion; the growth of the body creates itself into a building in love.
If we all practice perfecting ourselves to the best of our abilities to His example, then the whole body is elevated.
4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying (G3619- building up, the promotion of growth), that it may minister grace (delight) unto the hearers. (1 Thes 5:11, Col 3:16)
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature (creation) which is under heaven (the sky); whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Paul is saying stay grounded in the OT and settled in the gospel that has been circulating since the crucifixion. (Luke 1:1-4)
1:24 Who (I, Paul) now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
Nobody can suffer on Christ's behalf. Paul suffered on behalf of the Anointed (group, seed of Isaac), the people who are the assemblies, the 'saints'. (Eph 3:13)
The Greek: 24 Now, I rejoice in these sufferings on your behalf, and I substitute for those deficiencies of the afflictions of the Anointed (the group) with my flesh on behalf of the body itself, which is the assembly;
1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation (G3622- administration of the household) of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; (Gal 2:7)
1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
26 the mystery which has been concealed from the ages and from the races, but now has been made visible to His saints,
The word 'generations' comes from 'genos' which means races.
The mystery was 'who the Israelites were'. Because of the dispersion of the House of Israel (the 10 northern tribes), both houses (Israel and Judah) forgot and/or lost their heritage and kinship to each other.
1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel); which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (Rom 9:23)
27 To whom Yahweh did wish to make known what the riches of the honor of this mystery are among the Nations, which is the expectation of honor anointed in you,
Christ comes from 'christos', it means anointed. It does not always refer to Christ, but rather the children of Israel, the group.
1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
28 Whom we declare, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom in order that we may present every man perfect among the Anointed (the group).
1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily.
Strive to build up the anointed family. When we educate each other in the truth, and refine our knowledge of scripture, then it's not a mystery when we know the history.
Paul went to preach to his Israelite kinsmen living outside Judaea that did not know who they were.
Today's apostles, the remnant with the truth, are trying to educate our kinsmen Israelites of who you are. You are not Gentiles, Jesus is not a Jew, and the “churches” do not teach Christianity. They have pulled you down and deceived you on a foundation that will be destroyed, and you with it if you do not wake up!
Paul criticizes the 'commandments of men' (doctrines of men, traditions of the elders), the destructive doctrine of Judaism.
Neither the Colossians or the Laodiceans ever met Paul.
Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Neither the Colossians or the Laodiceans ever met Paul.
2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Verse 2 and 3 in the Greek reads:
2 That they may be encouraged in their hearts, being brought together in love, and to all riches of the certainty of understanding in the knowledge of the mystery of the Anointed of Yahweh,
3 in which are all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge concealed.
Paul is telling us to be certain that we understand who we are. We are the Anointed seed of Yahweh, descendants of Abraham. The houses of Israel and Judah were of the Anointed seed of Abraham through Isaac, who was the very man dedicated to Yahweh. The Jews are teaching our “churches” to teach you that they are God's people. Paul warns of deceit.
2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Prince Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order (position), and the stedfastness (firmness) of your faith (allegiance) in Christ.
2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Prince, so walk ye in (with) Him: (1 Thes 4:1)
2:7 Rooted and built up (G2026- confirmed) in Him, and stablished in the faith (allegiance), as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
2:8 Beware lest any man spoil (captivate) you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world (society), and not after Christ.
Paul was spoiled (captivated), brought up by the sect of the Pharisees.
The Pharisees taught Judeo-Christianity (Judaism), which as scripture reveals, is a very destructive doctrine.
When Paul received his revelation he taught the gospel, an edifying and building up message.
1Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ (the Anointed, the group), to establish (confirm, strengthen) you, and to comfort (encourage) you concerning your faith (allegiance):
1Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom (Christ) tarried (delayed), they (we) all slumbered and slept.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil (and his children), as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
We sheep don't know when we are in danger, especially if we trust in unlearned shepards.
5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith (allegiance) and love; and for an helmet, the hope (expectation) of salvation (deliverance). (Eph 6:14)
5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
...'but for the acquisition of preservation through our Prince Yahshua Christ.'
5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake (be alert) or sleep, we should live together with Him.
5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify (G3618- to build up) one another, even as also ye do.
5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Prince, and admonish you;
1Corinthians 16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. (Lev 19:18, Gal 6:10)
5:16 Rejoice evermore.
5:17 Pray without ceasing.
5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
20 Do not despise expounding of scripture,
5:21 Prove (scrutinize) all things; hold fast that which is good (right).
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
We must also understand that most of the preachers in the “churches” today, though well meaning, are deceived by the education in the seminary schools which are controlled by the enemy. Remember Saul before he was Paul? He was an Israelite who was brought up as a Pharisee, they were teaching the 'doctrines of men'. Christ showed him the right way.
5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
22 Abstain from every sort of wickedness.
5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Prince Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in Me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
1Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Prince Jesus Christ.
5:24 Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.
5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
5:27 I charge you by the Prince that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. (called out, set apart)
5:28 The grace (favor) of our Prince Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
All about edification. Edification also includes warning of the wicked and calling out the wicked.
If wickedness is allowed among righteousness, growth is hindered. The body is polluted and destruction follows.
2Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Prince Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation (encouragement) and good hope (expectation) through grace (favor),
2:17 (May He) Comfort (encourage) your hearts, and stablish (strengthen, confirm) you in every good word and work.
1Timothy 1:3 As I besought you (Timothy) to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that you mightest charge (command) some that they teach no other doctrine, (Acts 20:1)
Paul was warning of false teachers, Judaizers, those who taught errors. The Judaizers of the day were the Jewish scribes and Pharisees and Sadducees. These religious sects were infiltrated by these Jew Canaanites and Edomites while the Israelites were in captivity. They distorted the laws of Moses into the 'traditions of men'. Today it is called Judaism, Communism, and Talmudism, all of which are of the Jews. (Gal 1:6-7)
1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
4 Nor give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which afford disputes rather than management of the family of Yahweh which is by faith.
'Edify' in verse 4 is from G3622. It means 'the management of the family'. What family? Is it the human race? Not according to scripture. The family is the seed of Abraham, a chosen race of people by Yahweh, holy, set apart from the other races by Yahweh.
The myths and endless genealogies are referring to how the Greeks and other pagans claimed their ancestry was from the gods. Zeus, Ares, Apollos, unions of gods and earthly mates.
1:5 Now the end (result) of the commandment is charity (love) out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: (Rom 13:8, Gal 5:14)
1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling (talking); (1 Tim 6:4,20)
1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
Just because someone has knowledge does not mean they have truth. This goes for preachers today as well, who have been mentally inseminated with Judaized doctrine in seminary school, or they are just repeating the lies they were taught from the pulpit.
True Christianity edifies.
Titus 1:7 For a bishop (supervisor) must be blameless, as the steward (G3623- the manager of the household affairs) of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre (gain, money);
1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy (set apart), temperate;
1:9 Holding fast the faithful (trusted) word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine (teaching) both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers (contradictors).
Part of our duty is to correct our brethren when they stray, and to cast out evil from our society.
1Peter 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead (ignorant, unlearned), that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
4:7 But the end (consummation) of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
4:8 And above all things have fervent charity (love) among yourselves: for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins.
4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards (G3622- managers of the household affairs) of the manifold grace (favor) of God. (Rom 12:6-8)
4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles (sayings) of God; if any man minister (serves), let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified (honored) through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
We are not as righteous as we think we are. We will be judged.
1Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
The “churches” teach that you will escape these fiery trials and tribulation when you are “raptured”. This is a destructive false teaching.
Scripture teaches that this life is the trial, the test, to prove our allegiance, through suffering. Why suffering? Because if you imitate Christ and live for the Spirit, then Society will hate you and bring you affliction, which proves your allegiance (faith).
4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory (honor) shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (Acts 5:41)
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified (honored) together.
4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory (honor) and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified (honored).
(2 Cor 12:10, Jas 1:12)
Speak the Truth, no matter what. You will be edified.
2Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Prince and Saviour Jesus Christ.
If we follow what is explained in verses 3-10, we gain entrance.
1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established (strengthened) in the present truth.
The truth is edifying. Putting our brethren in remembrance of our calling and election is part of edification. Failing to do so is destruction.
Jude 1:17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Prince Jesus Christ;
1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
There are and they sure have succeeded. Convinced us that we are “Gentiles”. They got our people worshiping a Jewish Jesus, we are slaves in their government (the Constitution has not been followed for decades), toleration in the “churches” (homos and mixed race couples) and false doctrine. Atheism is successfully removing God. All that is left is our guns.
1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit (DNA).
19 These are those making divisions, animals, not having the Spirit.
1:20 But ye, beloved, building up (G2026) yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in sanctity in your faith (allegiance), praying in the Holy Spirit.
1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Prince Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
22 And indeed have mercy upon those who are hesitating.
1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
23 Now some you save snatching them from the fire, but some have mercy upon in fear, hating even garments having been defiled by the flesh.
1:24 Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory (honor) with exceeding joy,
1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory (honor) and majesty, dominion and power (sovereignty and authority), both now and ever. Amen.
We must edify one another so we may stand in the day of Judgment.
Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen (establish) the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect (completed) before God.
The 'things which remain' is G3062, meaning those that remain, the remnant. Strengthen those of the time of the Middle Ages that have not been murdered by the Catholic crusade. The age of Sardis is also the start of the Reformation.
3:3 Remember therefore how you hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shalt not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shalt not know what hour I will come upon you. (1 Tim 6:20, 2 Tim 1:13)
3:4 You hast a few names (people) even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy.
Your garment is your skin color, your race. Do not defile your race with one from another.
These few people may have been those that followed Martin Luther.
3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels (messengers).