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The Eucharist of Christ was not a crumb or wafer but the bread of Charity that provided the true needs of the people through a Daily ministration of the congregations gathering in the name of Christ which is sacrifice and love.

Eating the flesh and drinking blood

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

What did Jesus mean when he said "Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you"?

Today, the phrase "Flesh and blood" is an expression used to refer to someone in your family, especially someone who is related by blood rather than through marriage. Or it may refer to someone who merely present as a living being.

The phrase "flesh and blood" is actually considered by some to be a “Hebrew idiom which refers to the whole person, hearts, minds, spirit, feelings, hopes, dreams, fears, concerns, everything.”[1]

The use of the Hebrew idioms of "flesh and blood" and the common metaphors of "flesh" and "blood" used by Jesus in relation to consuming His "flesh" and His "blood" was a challenge to the people who had strayed from the fundamentals of God's kingdom on earth.

But here is where the metaphor of eating His flesh is often unmoored from the meaning of His word that gives life like no other. When the rights and responsibilities which were endowed upon mankind by our Father in Heaven become mere rituals and rites in the minds of men aloth and avarice are born.

"He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich." Proverbs 10:4

To seek the ways of Christ is to seek the righteousness of God. To consume his flesh and blood is to consume the mind and the consciousness of God through Christ and his teachings. Anyone who ate his "flesh and blood" would by that new nature be doers of His word and blesed in his deeds.[2]

"I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." John 6:51

The truth of this statement about being "living bread" was so difficult to understand that the Jews actually began to fight[3] about its meaning.[4]

Jesus did go on to expound upon this statement"

"54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever." John 6:54-58

His reference to "living bread" and "living Father" and even "live by me" as well as "eternal life" are all contradicting the ideology and custom of consuming and living by the free bread of the fathers of the earth.[5] The system of freewill offerings being set up by Christ would give life while the system where people became accustomed to living at the expence of others and depending on the livelihood of others would degenerate the individual and society into perfect savages finding once more a monarch and a king.

The free bread of Rome was provided by the Patronus or father of Rome and brought about the decline and fall of Rome through socialism as predicted by Polybius. Welfare through covetous practices makes men merchandise and will curse children as prophecies by Peter.

This concept of welfare through charity taught by John the Baptist, by Jesus, the apostles and the early Church was at the core of the Christian conflict. Jesus had already spoke of himself as bread[6] and told them not to murmur[7] among themselves. He also told them why they did not seem to be able to understand the cryptic meaning embraced in these symbols.

Jesus let it be known that they could not understand him and what he was saying unless the spirit of His Father in Heaven drew them to that understanding.[8]

The Corban of the pharisees did not draw you to the Father but it made the word of God to none effect. To consume the living flesh and the blood of His life we must repent and seek the righteousness of His Father and turn away from the wages of unrighteousness offered by the world through its systems of unrighteous mammon.

Like many Modern Christians, the citizens of Judea had been reduced to one of those nations of "perfect savage" Polybius warned about because they were biting one another through their system of Corban set up by the government of Herod and the pharisees.

John the Baptist as a Levite and son of a high priest had been returning people to the system of Freewill offerings by his Baptism managed by other faithful Levites as they did before the people rejected God and elected to have a ruler.

John was trying to return the people to the righteous principles of the kingdom of God. When Jesus was Baptized by John he hoped that Jesus would follow him in his work[9] but at the time John did not know Jesus would also become king.[10]

Jesus was both high priest and king with the power of Moses and Melchizedek and God himself. He could change everything taking the kingdom of Israel from the Pharisees and appoint it to His Apostles.

Washed in the Lyrics

The phrase "washed in the blood" is actually from a song and not scripture. The nearest scripture to that lyric is in Revelation 7:14[11] when it refers to robes that are washed in the blood of the lamb and made white. Of course to use actual blood for washing robes would not work to whiten them any more than water Baptism actually washes sins away.

There is a song that is learned by the saints that is referenced in Revelation 15:3 [12] Neither the "song of Moses... and the song of the Lamb" have actual lyrics. The verse does mention the works of the "Lord God Almighty" confirming that his ways are both "just and true". Not only are these men "servants of God", the "Lord God Almighty" is the only king of these saints who sing the song of the lamb.

Te Pharisees did not know that song and had no king but Caesar. Their Corban made the word of God to none effect. The Corbanus of the early Church bore fruits because it was not based on registration and fealty or force but upon charity and love. There was no promise of entitlements in their song but there was hope of salvation in the "just and true" way of Jesus the Christ who was their king.

Hebrews does talk about bodies being washed with "pure water".[13] With Revelation [14] also talking about pure water coming from God and the lamb.

These are of course all metaphors trying to impart spiritual ideas just like water baptism. John even said it:

"And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost." John 1:33

Spirit is truth

There is no water or physical blood that can wash us clean without the Spirit of God.[15] They are symbols of the spirit that gives us life. When that Spirit dwells in us we will manifest the gifts of the Spirit of Christ and His prophets and not the spirit of the pharisees, workers of iniquity, synagogue of Satan[16], nor the beast.

There is no magic in the water nor in the blood but these are symbols that reference the spirit that will wrought a change in us which water and blood cannot.

Blood is essential to life. Blood circulates through our body and delivers essential substances like oxygen and nutrients to the body's cells. It also transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.

There are none who have not been tempted to walk according to the spirit of the world as do the children of disobedience.[17] Christ offering was to purge your consciousness from the dead works of unrighteous Corban and covetous practices of the world.[18]

The sacrificing and obedient Spirit of Christ is in the Blood of Christ but it is a Spirit that must also be in those who believe. We are called to first repent by Jesus himself. That means we must think differently than what many were thinking when Christ came into the world. That includes repenting of our deeds.[19] Jesus Christ was the faithful witness of the character or DNA of God.[20] But to be saved by His blood we must have His Spirit flowing in us.

Brides and Harlots

Christ called out His Little Flock to appoint unto them a kingdom which he took[21] from the Pharisees with the words of their own mouth.[22] They were to be Holy or Separate from the world, certainly not of it, They were to be the "bride of Christ" preparing a wedding feast for all to come to and partake.[23]

The Harlot who may claim to be that bride will fornicate with other kings of the earth.[24]

By the false doctrines of the Harlot and her daughters will together lead the people into captivity.[25]

Who is the Bride? Who are the saints who can say that God is their King through Christ? That would be those who have the patience of the Saints and by faith know and keep the commandments of God.[26]

Communion and crumbs

The communion of the Saints should be more than crumbs of rituals and rites nor should be the wages of unrighteousness that come from covetous practices which make the word of God to none effect but they should be a "just and true" daily ministration of righteousness through the faith, hope and charity of, for, and by the people.

Communion and Fellowship of the people at the time of John the Baptist had become a system of Corban that was making the word of God to none effect. It was a system of Welfare that depended upon men who called themselves Benefactors but whom exercised authority one over the other. These were the Fathers of the earth who we were not to pray to nor be like.

We were to have a communion of the Eucharist of Christ based on Faith, Hope and Charity through the Perfect law of liberty.

This idea was stepping away from a system of entitlements and social insurance was more than a little frightening to the people as it would be to Modern Christians.

Why was it so frightening?

It was stepping out of the boat and started to give in charity, casting your bread upon the waters,[27] hoping that others would also give in your need. It was even laying down your life, with only hope that you would pick it up again. It was taking the few loaves and fishes you have and giving them away hoping that others would share when you need help.

To give up even giving up the emotional dependence on the Welfare offered by the Temples of the World was traumatic. To strive and sacrifice in order to provide a Daily ministration in Pure Religion, though common amongst the people at one time, was now not even imaginable.

When Christ let the people know that His way was a way of sacrifice of self, vanity and comfort, a way of love and patience and forgiveness, of humility and fervent charity "many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him."John 6:66

The people at the time of Christ made excuses, delayed, held back and now we have strayed from The Way of Christ and have need of Repentance.

Why should we expect any different today?

And even if others may stumble and falter and fall what does that have to do with our faith, our own walk with Christ?

  • Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:67-68

Every man must choose which way they will go and in which way they will walk.

Religion is not about what a minister says about Jesus in the pulpit nor is about a social club where everyone gathers in emotional support of one another. It is not about complex theologies, hermeneutics or eschatological theories that tickle itchy ears or justify sloth and sin.

Coming in the name of Christ is coming together to serve one another. Every man should be a minister of the Holy Spirit to all no matter what the sacrifice. This is the purpose of His Church to form a Network of Charity and Hope and conform to Christ in Spirit and in Truth. Through that Network we may begin to attend to the Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors and the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to provide for the needy of society through the Covetous Practices and the men who call themselves benefactorsbut who exercise authority one over the other like the socialists do.

The Way of Christ was like neither the way of the world of Rome nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on those fathers of the earth through force, fear and fealty who deliver the people back in bondage again like they were in Egypt. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ and have become workers of iniquity.

The Christian conflict with Rome in the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for their free bread but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens as He commanded.

The modern Christians are in need of repentance.

"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.


Rightly dividing

"And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart," Acts 2:46

This breaking of bread from house to house was a job of the Church, just as it had been a job of the Levites before. Everyone who had gotten the baptism of Christ and his disciples had been put out of Herod's welfare system of Corban run through the temple by the Pharisees.

The Sabbath was originally a day of rest but the Called out of Christ often met on Sunday to do the work of the Kingdom of God in service to the people. The freewill offerings of the people to those servant ministers was divided among the faithful in the practice of Pure Religion.

"Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." Acts 2:47

Apologists of the Church explained how they functioned to the Emperor of Rome

“But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples, He taught them these things, which we have submitted to you also for your consideration.” Justin's First Apology 65-67.

Despite the jealousy of people of the world, the Christian conflict with the Imperial cult of Rome, and persecution of the Christians by officials the faithful knew The way of Christ was key to salvation in this world and the next.

Church service was real service, not merely an emotional crutch. Food and drink was brought in while the needs of the people were applied or prayed for by the people and met by the people. Food and provision were distributed amongst those who were there and those who were at a greater distances they were sent by the Deacons of Tens.

Here is a another quote from Justin Martyr:

"We call this food eucharist (thanksgiving), and no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our teaching to be true and who has been washed in the washing which is for the remission of sins and for regeneration [baptism] and is thereby living as Christ enjoined.” (First Apology, 66:1-20)

Understanding the purpose of rituals like the Feasts, Sabbaths, Eucharist and Baptism is important in comprehending the purposes of God and His ways. Baptism was not just the idea of being dunked or washed in water with the recitation of specific words. The outward symbol was evidence to a personal commitment to a particular way of life, of being submersed in the precepts of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God as opposed to the schemes of Herod. It was about changing your ways and actually living as Christ proscribed us to live.

The people had to repent and forgive and certainly stop biting one another through their socialist system of welfare where the people devour one another by taking the benefits from the fathers of the earth and fake benefactors of the world.

Now Jesus was telling them that they would only be able eat of Jesus' table of freewill offerings, of His Corban of charity. They would have to fast from and eventually give up the entitlements offered by the governments of the world, like the Corban of the Pharisees, because it was making the word of God to none effect, making them merchandise and would curse children as surety to debt.

This separate system of charitable practices taught and appointed by the Christ to His Ekklesia or Church would set the scene for the Christian conflict. At Pentecost thousands of families gathered in an organized system of tens who would learn to practice Pure Religion in faith, hope and charity according to the perfect law of liberty.

Have you received the "blood of Jesus"?

The phrase only appears three times[29] in the Bible and the phrase "blood of Christ" four times[30]but is common amongst the Modern Church doctrines.

Peter uses them both.

First in his introduction he speaks about "sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ".[29] Peter intentionally connects this "blood of Jesus" to "obedience" and although he is writing in the New Covenant he makes a clear statement as to charity covering a a multitude of sins.[31] Why would you need charity to cover a multitude of sins if Jesus' blood is all we need? Did Peter get it wrong or is the modern Church saying and even doing something wrong?

When Hebrews 9:14 says you are to "purge your conscience from dead works" it was talking about the false interpretation of blood sacrifice and what the altars were actually about.

Peter, Paul, James, and John Warned

Peter[32], Paul[33], James[34] and John[35]all 'warned the New Covenant Church that what they were doing and not doing would reveal the truth of their claim to faith in God and His Holy Spirit. Paul warned people to test their faith[36] to make sure they were not deceived or reprobates[37].

Even John warns that we need to walk according to what Jesus showed us and confess our sins if we are to be cleansed of unrighteousness.[38] John even gives the keeping of the commandments as the rod by which we measure the truth of our faith.[39] And those who do not keep the commandments are a liar and Christ is not in them.[40] Over and over John repeats that he that "doeth not righteousness" is not born again of Christ and the Father.[41] And John warns us that we may not only be deceived but may deceive ourselves [42] warning us of the many false teachers who are "out in the world".[43]

The Bible from the beginning warns[44] and continues those warnings throughout the New Testament that many will be decieved thinking they are believers while in truth they are workers of iniquity.[45] Because these warnings are ignored by the modern Church, the welfare of a foolish[46] society has become a snare.

  • “It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.”[47]

People will not be free nor should they be set free in Christ until they repent from eating the flesh of their neighbor and drinking the blood of others and set the table of the LORD in righteousness.

The Modern Christians is back in the bondage of Egypt and entangled again in the yoke of that bondage because of their covetous practices. They must now repent and seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

The kingdom of God appointed by Christ to His Church was one form of government where the people organized themselves in a network who cared about each other through the charitable practices of Pure Religion.

Revelation: not by Flesh and blood

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Verses Containing Flesh and Blood

Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Leviticus 6:27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.
Leviticus 15:19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.
Leviticus 16:27 And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Leviticus 17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
Numbers 19:5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
Deuteronomy 12:23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
Deuteronomy 12:27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
Deuteronomy 32:42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
Psalms 50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Isaiah 49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Jeremiah 51:35 The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
Ezekiel 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Ezekiel 39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Ezekiel 44:7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
Zephaniah 1:17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
John 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
John 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

Idioms and Metaphors of Flesh and Blood

The word "blood" in Hebrew is dam [48] from damam[49] meaning to be silent, be still, wait.

Eating blood was not just a part of food laws. Blood is often a metaphor for life. Life is in the blood and we are not to eat the life of another. [50]

Reducing the prohibition of eating blood[51] is reducing a spiritual principle to a food law by unmooring the meaning of the metaphor.

The word flesh in Hebrew is the noun basar[52] from the verb basar [53]meaning good tidings. So what does flesh have to do with good tiding and blood have to do with being still?[54]

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  1. David J. Lose is senior pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads, Why Don't My Grandchildren Go to Church?, and the Making Sense book series.
  2. James 1:25 "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."
  3. 3164 ~μάχομαι~ machomai \@makh’-om-ahee\@ middle voice of an apparently root word; TDNT-4:527,573; {See TDNT 473} v AV-strive 3, fight 1; 4
    1) to fight
    1a) of armed combatants, or those who engage in a hand to hand struggle
    1b) of those who engage in a war of words, to quarrel, wrangle, dispute
    1c) of those who contend at law for property and privileges
  4. John 6:52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?
  5. Matthew 23:9 And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
  6. John 6:41 The Jews then murmured about him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
  7. John 6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
  8. John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
  9. Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
    Mark 1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
    John 1:15...30 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.... He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.... This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
  10. Matthew 11:2... Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?...
    Luke 7:19 ¶ And John calling [unto him] two of his disciples sent [them] to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
  11. Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
  12. Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints.
  13. Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
  14. Revelation 22:1 ¶ And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
  15. 1 John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
    1 John 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
  16. Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
  17. Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
  18. Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
  19. Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
    Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
  20. Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
  21. Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
  22. John 19:15 But they cried out, Away with [him], away with [him], crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
  23. Colossians 1:12 ¶ Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
  24. Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
    Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
    Revelation 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
  25. Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
  26. Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
  27. Ecclesiastes 11:1 ¶ Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
  28. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
    1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
    1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
  30. 1 Corinthians 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?
    Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
    Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
    1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
  31. 1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
  32. “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10, 11
    2 Peter 2:14 "Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; curse children:"
    2 Peter 2:3 "And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
  33. 2 Timothy 3:1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 10 ¶ But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 5:1 ¶ Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. 3 ¶ But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
    "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1 Galatians 5:15 "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another."
    1 Corinthians 6:9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
    11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.".
  34. James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
    James 5:12 ¶ But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and [your] nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
  35. 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
    1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
    1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
    2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
    2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
    3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth... 11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
  36. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?(The word reprobate is from adokimos meaning not standing the test, not approved) But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
  37. 96 ~ἀδόκιμος~ adokimos \@ad-ok’-ee-mos\@ from 1 (as a negative particle) and 1384; adj AV-reprobate 6, castaway 1, rejected 1; 8
    1) not standing the test, not approved (See warnings)
    1a) properly used of metals and coins
    2) that which does not prove itself such as it ought
    2a) unfit for, unproved, spurious, reprobate
  38. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  39. 1 John 2:3 ¶ And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
  40. 1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
  41. 1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
    1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
    11 ¶ For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
    1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
  42. 1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
  43. 1 John 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.
  44. Exodus 23:32, 34:12-15, 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 13:8, 17:16, Judges 2:2, 1 Samuel 8; 13:13, Proverbs 1:10-19, Proverbs 23, Psalms 69:22. See also Ezekiel 11:3-11, Micah 3:3; Exodus 16:3.
  45. 1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
    Colossians 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:
    1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
    Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
    Matthew 6:9, 23:9, 5:34... 20:25, Mark 10:42, Luke 4:18, 22:25, 1 Corinthians 7:21, 2 Corinthians 6:16, James 5:12, 1 Peter 2:16, Romans 7:7, 13:9, 11:9, Colossians 3:5, Hebrews 13:5, 2 Peter 2:3-14, 2 Peter 2:19, 2 Timothy 2:26,1:1, 9
  46. 1 Samuel 13:13
  47. Frederic Bastiat, 1801 – 1850, French theorist, political economist.
  48. 01818 ^םד^ dam \@dawm\@ from 01826 (compare 0119), Greek 184 ~Ακελδαμα~; n m; AV-blood 342, bloody 15, person + 05315, bloodguiltiness 1, bloodthirsty + 0582 1, vr blood 1; 361
    1) blood
    1a) of wine (fig.)
    • Micah 7:2 term blood is not merely the common DalethMem but לְדָמִ֣ים LamedDaletMemYodMem and we see the similar lə·ḏā·mām לְדָמָ֣ם LamedDaletMemMem in Proverbs 1:18
  49. 01826 ^םמד^ damam \@daw-man’\@ a prim root [compare 01724, 01820]; v; AV-silence 6, still 6, silent 4, cut off 3, cut down 2, rest 2, cease 2, forbear 1, peace 1, quieted 1, tarry 1, wait 1; 30
    1) to be silent, be still, wait, be dumb, grow dumb
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to be silent
    1a2) to be still, die
    1a3) to be struck dumb
    1b) (Niphal) to be silenced, be made silent, destroyed
    1c) (Poal) to make quiet
    1d) (Hiphil) to make silent (cause to die)
  50. Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
  51. Leviticus 7:26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.
    Leviticus 7:27 Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
    Leviticus 10:18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place: ye should indeed have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.
    Leviticus 17:10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
    Leviticus 17:12 Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.
  52. 01320 ^רשׂב^ basar \@baw-sawr’\@ from 01319; n m; AV-flesh 256, body 2, fatfleshed + 01277 2, leanfleshed + 01851 2, kin 2, leanfleshed + 07534 1, mankind + 0376 1, myself 1, nakedness 1, skin 1; 269
    1) flesh
    1a) of the body
    1a1) of humans
    1a2) of animals
    1b) the body itself
    1c) male organ of generation (euphemism)
    1d) kindred, blood-relations
    1e) flesh as frail or erring (man against God)
    1f) all living things
    1g) animals
    1h) mankind
  53. 01319 ^רשׂב^ basar \@baw-sar’\@ a primitive root; v; AV-tidings 16, show forth 3, publish 3, messenger 1, preached 1; 24
    1) to bear news, bear tidings, publish, preach, show forth
    1a) (Piel)
    1a1) to gladden with good news
    1a2) to bear news
    1a3) to announce (salvation) as good news, preach
    1b) (Hithpael) to receive good news
  54. Psalms 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still [damam]. Selah. Psalms 46:10 Be still 07503, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. Isaiah 23:2 Be still[damam], ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished. Jeremiah 47:6 O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still[damam]. Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.