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Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

The word was sinning and fell into the confusion of language which is born of the tree of knowledge and self righteousness. But the world has been redeemed and if we repent seeking the kingdom of God and His ways of righteousness we shall be redeemed too by His grace.

We will have one language but not because we study words but because we are of the same Holy Spirit.

The fruits of the tree of knowledge are labels and words are but the labels of ideas.

Labels killeth but the spirit giveth life.[1]

We label one person a Christian and another a Buddhist or Samaritan or some other religion just like we label people Greek and Roman or French or British.

We say words like Christ or Jesus or Meshiac and Yeshua but who knows who is who and what is what for these are labels.

It is by their fruits you will know them, by the revelation of our Father.

Jesus talked with Samaritan, blessed divorcees of other faiths with His word, sat and ate with sinners and proclaimed Romans to be men of faith.


Labels kill

Jesus saw past the labels of His time because He walked in the spirit not in the letter which he said killeth.

Clinging to labels and terms is a form of idolatry.

People ask questions like are you a Christian and think they will get an honest answer or even an answer that means something when all they get is a label.

Someone can take offense at words like Buddhist or Moslem or Mormon because they value the label more than the spirit but the label will blind them to the things of the spirit.

Jesus found Pharisees close to the kingdom and others who were hypocrites and of course as we have seen Romans and Samaritans too.

Just as the world is full of nations and languages they are full of terms.

All the religions of the world have terms

As an example there is the word Reiki which is a Japanese word that describes technique of "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us called in Japanese "ki" and is what causes us to be alive. The Theory is if one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Is that biblical if we change the terms to fit the Bible?

The Chinese call that life force "Chi" and the Hindi call it "Prana" but in the bible they talk about "virtue" and the laying on of hands too.

What they are trying to identify may not be the same thing because there are different types of force and different forms of life.

Obiwan calls it "the force".

It appears there are two types or forms of the "Force". Light and Dark.

These are terms and labels.

Acts 8:18And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

So this Simon saw some power coming from the act of laying on of hands. He wanted that power but not in righteousness but for his own purposes.

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Pesbyters are elders of the congregation. And the presbytery is the body or congregation of elders. Have we neglected the gift that has been given us?

At our last gathering someone called for healing in common prayer and someone else was healed.

Who or what healed them and how were they healed?

Was it the Holy Spirit working through their faith and the faith of the elders who prayed?

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Have the elders who gather in faith raised the dead yet?

Both Peter and Paul raised a person from the dead.

And there is clear talk in the Bible of some life force going from one to another but we see it called "virtue".

Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Everyone had faith that this touching and healing was real.

Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

Luke 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

The word virtue here is the word dunamis translated power 77 times and is defined as "inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature".

So the Bible is clearly talking about a power passing from one person to another through the laying on of hands. The only question that remains is what is the nature of that inherent power, where is coming from and does it consist of the virtue of Christ.

I am afraid you will not be able to tell that by external labels.

What of the son of the Shunammite and Elisha?

What of the touch of him by the prophet to impart life after a prayer to God?

Truth or Consequences

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Is "way, the truth, and the life" three different things or three ways of saying the same thing.

John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Who walks in the light and who walks in the darkness? Can you tell by what they say? [2]


Touch not

"Touch not; taste not; handle not;" Colossians 2:21

So who should lay hands on you?

Obiwan or Emperor Palpatine?

The Light or the Dark.

You cannot tell by labels but by fruits.

Look past the labels and seek the kingdom and the fruit of righteousness.

What this means is you can't judge a book by its cover or things by the names people put on them.

When I began seeking God and reading the Bible I thought my teachers saw the words the same as I did. I thought they were worshiping the same God as I was because they were using all the same terms. They actually were serving evil in many ways and were often more lost than myself.

This is true of most Christians today and it is also true of many Buddhists, Muslems, Mormons, Jews, Jehovah Witnesses and even atheists.

Some of these people are not far from the kingdom. Like the atheist who threw God out when he threw out the hypocrisy of modern religion. He may return and become a true and faithful believer once he sees the truth a little clearer. Or the devout Jew that suddenly sees Christ revealed.

We must accept that the terms and language we use do not save us. Only receiving the Holy Spirit will show us the way and when we follow that way we may still have the terms we used as a child but we will be free of the bondage of terms and language, customs and appearance.

We must gather together in a Living Network and seek out those who truly seek the spirit of God, His ways and His life.

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Aboda

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Abortion

Addiction

Adar

Addiction

Adhocracy

Admonition

Age of Reason

Agency vs Trust

Adultery (National)

Altars

Altares (Sp)
Clay and Stone

Aid Addicts

Allegory

Altruism

Ambrose

Anarchism

Anarchist

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Apocalypse

Apostasy

Apostles

Apotheos

Appetite

Appoint

Articles

Assembling

Assent

Attention

Audacity

Audacity of Hope

Atheist

Audio Q and A

Auxiliary

Avarice

Babylon

Back to Basics: Christianity

Bailing

Balaam

Baptism

Baptism of fire

Benefactors

Bible

Birth registration

Born again

Bovarism

Bread and circuses

Breeches

Brethren

Brutish

Burnt Offerings

Breeches

Business‎

Calvinism

Capitalism

Care

Cashless

Celebrate

Cells

Charagma

Charity

Charitable practices

Christ

Christian

Christian conflict

Christians

Christians check list

Church in the Wilderness

Church legally defined

Churches

Cities of refuge

Citizen

Civil Government

Civil rights

Civil law

Clergy

Closed monastery

Church

Churches

City

Cloud

Clergy

Coercive Church

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Cognitive dissonance

Come out

Commune

Communion

Community

Confess

Conflict of Orders

Congregants

Congregation of Ministers

Congregation of record

Congregations

Congregations of Ministers

Congregations of Rebuke

Congregations of Record

Conscripted fathers

Consent

Consent not

Constantine

Constitution

Constitutional

Constitutionalists

Contact Minister

Contentious

Contract

Conversation

Corban

Corban of Christ

Corbanus

Corporation Sole

Corvee

Covenant


Covet

Covetous

Covetous Practices

Covetous practices

Covetousness

Creature

Credit unions

Creed of the Apostles

Crohn's

Cross

Cruden v Neale

Cry out

Cult

Culture

Cure the problem not the symptom

Curse

Curse children



Daily bread

Daily ministration

Damnable heresies

Dark Ages

David counted

Days

Deacon

Dead

Dear Network

Dearth

Death

Debt Money

Deceived

Deception

Deep sleep

Defense

Deist

Demons and Devils

Dendritic tree

Denominations

Departed

Depression

Dialectic

Did Christ exclude

Diocletianic Persecution

Diotrephes

Disciple

Disciples

Discipleship

Disinformation

Dismissal

Divers lusts

Divide

Dividing

Do you love

Doctrines of Jesus

Dodecahedron

Doer

Doers

Doers of the Word

Doeth

Dominionism

Dove

Dry Bones

Duty

Death

Dominion


Early Christian

Early Christians

Early Church

Earth

Ease into freedom

Ebediah

Ecclesiastes

Education

Egypt

Ekklesia

Ekklesia 10

Elder

Elders

Elements

ElishebaX

Emotional Socialism

Emperator

Employ

Entitlements

Ephesians

Equity

EscobarBibb535

Essenes

Eternal life

Eucharist

Ex officio

Excuse makers

Exercise

Exercises authority

Exiting Babylon

Exodus

Earth

Elders


FEMA

FHCM

Fables

Face of God

Facts

Fair

Faith

Faithful

False religion

Family trusts

Fascism

Fasting

Father

Fathers

Fear not

Feasts

Feasts and festivals

Fed Up

Fellowship

Fellowship Quest

Feminism

Fervent Charity


Fiction of law

Filthy lucre

Finish Way

Finish education

Finnish Way

First to do List

Fiscal responsibility

Fishy

Flat earth

Flavian Myth

Fleeing Religion

Flesh and blood

Folkhemmet

Follow me

Follow the White Rabbit

Folly

Food Rising

Food Stamps

Food Toxins

Food for thought

Food production

Fool

Foolish virgins

Foolishly

For the record

Force

Forced

Forgive

Forgive them

Forgiveness

Forums

Fractal Network

Fraud

Free Assemblies

Free Church Report Study

Free assemblies

Free bread

Freewill offerings

Fruit

Faith

Fasting

Father

Fraud

Fruit‎


G2014 | G2015 | G2016


Gleaners

Gnosticism

God/god

Gods Heaven

Householder

Idiot

Idolatry

Insane

Liturgy

Long Hair Did Jesus have it?

Lord

Minister

Mission

Modern_Christians

Name

Nicolaitan

Pater Patriae

Patriots

Patronus

Prayer

Political

Politics

Poor in spirit

Religion

Religions

Rome vs US


Salvation

Sacrifices

Socialist

Sophistry

Spirit

Steps (Going up the steps of the altar)

Stones

Stoning

stumblingblock


Teach

Temples

Tithing

Underwear Breeches(Weaving the undergarments of the Levites)

Unicorn

Vows

Widow

World

Worship



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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 3:6 ¶ Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
  2. Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
    Matthew 7:26 "And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:"