|Book Reviews on The Sermons on The Gospel of Luke V, VI & VII
|Roshan Rai [email] ( Bhutan )
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Greeting to you all in the name of The Holy Trinity. Hallelujah
Today I would like to share brief book review together for three volumes of the following books:
1. We are the servants who believe in the Gospel of the Water & The Spirit. (Sermons on The Gospel of Luke -V)
2. We re the messengers of the will of God (Sermons of the Gospel of Luke-VI)
3. The Righteous Servants of God revealed in the last age (sermons on the Gospel of Luke-VII)
The books teach us to calculate on the cost of following Lord Jesus Christ Spiritually and give us wisdom to calculate on the cost of following Lord Jesus Christ and make us strong in faith in Godís Righteousness.
Luk 14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
Luk 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Luk 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Luk 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luk 14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Luk 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Luk 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Luk 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
Luk 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Luk 14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
Luk 14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And our Lord said that we the born again are the salt of the earth. The salt has two purposes; one is to preserve the thing from corruption and another to give thirst. We the born again are indeed the salt of the earth who preserve and help souls from eternal corruption by sharing the Gospel of Water & Spirit and also as the salt makes one thirsty we the born again should always make people thirsty of Godís Righteousness of The Gospel of Water & Spirit and also quench the spiritual thirst of the people by the Gospel of Water & Spirit. If the born again donít preach Godís Righteousness we are worthless salt who have lost the flavour of preserving things from corruption and making people thirsty but to trample underfoot.
One shouldnít be laughing stock infront of the world and before Satan by losing flavour of preaching God Righteousness because of our miscalculation in preparing to receive The Gospel of Christ. As even our God calculated on The Salvation of Mankind before He even gifted us the Heavenly package of The Gospel of Water & Spirit in His One & Only Begotten Son Lord Jesus Christ.
Our God is so wise and powerful that the weakness & foolishness of God is much stronger than mankind.
1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Our God is so wise and intelligent God that whatever He did, He never did randomly and blindly without any plan or purpose like so called deceived believers who without knowing the true meaning of the Cross of Christ have blindly believed in for their own destruction rejecting The Righteousness of God which came by Water and Blood of Lord Jesus Christ and God The Holy Spirit who bore the witness of the same in Lord Jesus Christ for salvation of mankind.
They indirectly and intentionally try to prove what they believe is right even calling on the Name of Lord Jesus Christ and shedding the blood of Christ in vain can lead them to heaven as they feel the following scriptures just means calling on the name of Jesus Christ:
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
But the same Apostle John who Lord let write the Gospel of John and the above verse explained, ďeven to them that believe on his name:Ē. Lord made Apostle John to explain the meaning and name Jesus Christ thru The Holy Spirit in another of his writing.
1Jn 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 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.
To believe in His name means accepting Lord Jesus Christ who came by Water (Baptism) and Blood (Crucifixion) and it is God The Holy Spirit who bore witness Salvation in Lordís Water & Blood.
So to believe in His Name means to accept Lord Jesus Christ who came by water (Baptism) and Blood (Crucifixion), thus have a witness in our life of water, blood & The Holy Spirit as the children of God being born again of water & spirit of Lord Jesus Christ. But the false prophets and pastors have twisted the word of God according to the benefit of their flesh and to gather brute beast and masses that they declare whoever call on the name of Lord Jesus Christ without knowing the true meaning of Jesus will be saved and be blessed in flesh, all the while playing the card of Satan. They donít calculate on the cost of blindly believing in Lord without being remitted of their sins and because of their foolishness and miscalculation that even half sinners can enter heaven but they will go to hell. The Hell- The rightful place for sinner and those who reject the Lordís Righteousness of Water, Blood & Spirit and taking the name of Lord Jesus Christ too lightly according to the benefit of their flesh.
But of God The Holy Trinity, even for the Salvation of fallen mankind and bringing home of prodigal sons in His One & Only Begotten Son Lord Jesus Christ Lord, planned and fulfilled accordingly calculating on the cost of the same i.e. Only One Time Death of One & Only Begotten Son of God as the Lamb of God to fulfill the Gospel of Water & Spirit according to The Sacrificial System of Tabernacle for the remission of sins. By His Baptism (Laying on of Hand) and shedding the blood (Crucifixion).
Only One Time Death on The Cross of Lord Jesus Christ was enough for the salvation of mankind, but the false prophets, pastors and deceived believers are countlessly crucifying Lord every time they sin by offering the prayer of repentance without any true heart to repent and turn to God and accept His Righteousness of Water, Blood & The Spirit.
God is full of wisdom and calculated accordingly, first God The Holy Trinity decided to give The Holy and Perfect Law of God including 10 commandments and 613 articles of doís and doníts and how when one commit sins that the remission could be made by the Sacrificial Offering of The Tabernacles. Just as the scriptures in Hebrew states:
Heb 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
The Law and the sacrificial system of Tabernacle was indeed a shadow of Good thing to come and not the very image and the blood of the animals couldnít make the sinner perfect once and for all as there was the remembrance of sins every year (10th Day of 7th Month of Hebrew Calendar: The Day of Atonement)
The Law and Sacrificial System is the shadow of Good thing to come but The Gospel of Water & Spirit is the very image of Good thing, i.e. The Gospel of Water & Spirit which Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled in Him as the Lamb of God thru His Baptism by the hand of John The Baptist (The Last High Priest and Representative of mankind who was filled by the Holy Ghost from Elizabethís Womb itself) and by His Crucifixion (shedding of blood) for the remission of sins and The Resurrection giving us the complete victory in Lord Jesus Christís Gospel of Water & Spirit. Hallelujah.
First Lord God The Holy Trinity gave Law and Sacrificial System of Tabernacle for the remission of sins as the shadow of Lord Jesus Christ. Even in simple worldly experience and physical terms the shadow always comes before the very image. For example when person walks and the light is being illuminated from his back, his Shadow is cast infront of him, likewise the law and the sacrificial system was the very shadow of Lord Jesus Christ when He was coming to the world from Heaven from where the eternal light (God The Father) was illuminating from behind the back of Lord Jesus Christ from Heaven, the shadow of Lord Jesus Christ was cast first in the form of Law and Sacrificial System of Tabernacle. So when Lord Jesus Christ the very image and person came and fulfilled the salvation once and for all in The Gospel of Water & Spirit, law and statutes which the Lord cast before was needless as the very person (Image) fulfilled once and for all and perfected the salvation once and for all in the Gospel of Water & Spirit. Hallelujah.
Let us look for ourselves how perfectly Lord blotted our sins once and for all in the Gospel of Water & Spirit.
Step: 1 The High Priest Required:
In Old Testament:
First there was the need of The High Priest and he should refrain from the strong wine and drink while performing the rites and rituals of The Tabernacle for the remission of sins.
Lev 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
And High Priest Aaron had to offer bullock for himself for the sins offering by laying on of his hand on the bullock and had to be blameless, holy and sanctify himself before offering the sin offering for Israelites.
Lev 16:6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.
Lev 16:11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself:
Lev 16:12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:
Lev 16:13 And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
Lev 16:14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
In New Testament:
Likewise in The New Testament also Levi 10:9 and Levi 16:6, 11-14 is fulfilled in John The Baptist, counter part of Levi 10:9, 16:6, 11-14 is Luke 1:15 as below:
Luk 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
John The Baptist was separated for God as Nazareth and he never drank strong drink and wine. And John The Baptist was not like the High Priest of OT who needed bullock in order to be holy and sanctify for his sins because He was filled by The Holy Spirit from Motherís womb itself making him The Perfect High Priest eligible to lay His Hand on the Perfect Lamb of God, Lord Jesus Christ in Lordís Baptism. Hallelujah.
Step 2: The Perfect Flawless Sacrificial Lamb was required.
Lev 16:7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Lev 16:8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
Lev 16:9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD'S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.
Lev 16:10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
Lev 16:15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
Lev 16:16 And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
Lev 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:
Lev 16:22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
In OT the 2 perfect flawless lambs (goats) were required as the sin offering and scapegoat where the High Priest laid his hand and transferred the sins of the Israelites for the remission of sins and ended with the death of both the goat, one in the tabernacle (sin offering) where its blood was sprinkled before the mercy seat for 7 times and other in the wilderness carrying sins (scapegoat).
But in The New Testament Lord Jesus Christ became the Lamb of God and served for both the purposes (Sin offering as well as scapegoat).
Mat 3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Mat 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Mat 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Mat 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
Lord Jesus Christ after shouldering the sins of the world thru His Baptism was lead by the spirit into the wilderness. Just like the scapegoat that shouldered the yearly sins of Israelites was led by the suitable man (Lev 16:21) into the wilderness, likewise Lord was also lead to wilderness just like the scapegoat but to lead Lamb of God, there was no need of suitable man because nobody among man was suitable to lead the Lamb of God to wilderness except The Holy Spirit who was suitable to lead the Lamb of God to wilderness where He suffered the hunger and thirst just like the perishing scapegoat in wilderness. But note Lord didnít die in the wilderness because there is a reason to that also. It is because in the scapegoat which died in the wilderness with the sins intact left the sins in the world but Lord Jesus Christ became both the goats, i.e. sin offering and scapegoat.
Lord Jesus Christ hungered and thirsted just like scapegoat but brought the sins which were left in the wilderness by the scapegoat as He cannot leave it anymore in the world because He had become the Lamb of God who takes the sins of the world. So He couldnít leave any traces of sins in the world.
Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Therefore He didnít die as the scapegoat but He brought all the sins of wilderness which the scapegoat left in the wilderness (world) and walked to the cross where He atoned our sins before the mercy seat of God the Father in Heaven.
Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Lord Jesus Christ as The Lamb of God didnít enter the tabernacle made by hand like in OT but to the very Tabernacle of Heaven, The Most Holy Place and sprinkled the Blood of Atonement of sin offering before the mercy seat of God in Heaven. Hallelujah.
After having delivered redemption to the mankind by His Very Blood as The Lamb of God who shouldered the sins of the world by His Baptism, Lord Jesus Christ also resurrected as the new beginning of spiritual creation, free from sins, first born from the dead and we the born again saints to follow Him later on in First Resurrection.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
The cost of following Lord Jesus Christ, the first born from the dead, victorious over the world (sins) is giving up all the worldly things and the relationship of the world that ties us down which means although the basic necessities of for the flesh like food, clothing and shelter is required but we should not be too much drowned and run after such things which is corruptible because the basic requirement of human flesh God our Father will fulfill for us as long as we donít reject Godís Righteousness. Amen.
Only those who can deny and forsake the things of the world can truly be the disciples of Lord Jesus Christ as declared that whoever saves worldly life will lose the spiritual life but whoever loses the worldly life for Lord Jesus Christ and for Gospelís sake shall preserve it.
Mar 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
So pray to God to give us strength to follow Him despite all the problem of life because one can never decide and say, ďLetís us follow the Lord.Ē Only foolish devoid of Spiritual understanding and knowledge will make decision in hectic without calculating on the cost in the beginning but later give up. We can behold good example from Apostle Peterís life who was so zealous that he told the Lord that he will follow the Lord wherever He will go even to the death in the beginning when He didnít have spiritual understanding and wisdom but the zeal of his flesh.
Luk 22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
Luk 22:34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
The Apostle Peter who was so close to God and who beheld Lord Jesus Christ personally in flesh and all the glory of God could be too weak in zealous flesh, so donít ever underestimate oneself, we who have not beheld and touched Lord Jesus Christ will not be like Apostle Peter who denied the Lord thrice before the world.
Apostle Peter was so zealous himself before without the proper wisdom and understanding of The Holy Spirit because The Holy Spirit was not yet sent to the world as Lord was still in the world.
The Holy Spirit was sent only at the day of Pentecost (after 50 days of Lord Jesus Resurrection and ascension to Heaven where He now sits at the right hand of God our Father most High with power and authority).
So let us pray for each other to God to strengthen us and never make us deny Lord Jesus Christ no matter what, for our Lord indeed is still praying for us just as for Apostle Peter that our faith may not fail when Satan the devil gets permission from God to sift us as wheat.
Luk 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
Luk 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
But later when The Apostles and all other disciples were filled by the Holy Spirit they all became brave and embraced their prosecution to death and went to Lord before us according to their appointed time by the Lord. It was not by the zeal of their flesh that they were able to embrace martyrdom but by the strength of The Holy Spirit as Lord taught them the Spiritual Reality of His following words:
Mar 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
The Holy Spirit prepared them to lose their physical life for Lord and Gospelís Sake but preserved their Spiritual Life in Lord Jesus Christ.
The only thing we all the born again now have to do is pray to God to strengthen us by the power of The Holy Spirit to make us like The Apostles and True Born Again Believers where The Holy Spirit makes us rejoice over our physical death as God will be preserving us in The Spirit. Hallelujah & Amen.
Luke 22: 39: And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
Luke 22: 40: And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
Luke 22: 41: And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
Luke 22: 42: Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Luke 22: 43: And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
Luke 22: 44: And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Luke 22: 45: And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
Luke 22: 46: And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
Now is time to wake up from long spiritual slumber and calculate on the cost of The Gospel for the benefit of oneís own soul. As Lord Jesus Christ took his disciples to Mount Olives and Lord began to pray to God The Father that if it was possible that the wrath of God (Punishment on the Cross) could be avoided, if it was then Lord Jesus Christ too prayed to God if God was willing that the cup of wrath could be removed and prayed God The Fatherís will be done for three times and His sweat fell like a great drops of blood and as it was unavoidable since Lord had shouldered all the sins of the World By His Water (Baptism) irreversibly and there was no suitable and fitting Lamb of God besides Himself so Lord let Godís Will be done in the end and The Holy Spirit also strengthened Lord to walk to the cross fearless as The Lamb of God to shed His Precious Blood for the Atonement of Sins and to sprinkle The Holy Blood before the mercy seat of God The Father in Heaven.
But we see His disciples all fallen asleep when Lord told them to pray lest they fall into temptations and hardships as their Master and Lord was about to leave them for short while in the world to bear the fruit of His Baptism on the Cross and pay the penalty of sins of the world on our behalf. Hallelujah.
Likewise Lord always tells us to arise and pray and not to slumber lest temptations and hardships comes like a thief when one is in dead sleep and be alert and agile. Now we all need to awake from slumber and calculate on the cost and reward on following Lord and pray to God The Holy Trinity to strengthen us by the power of The Holy Spirit in our life so that we can walk to the Cross like Lord Jesus Christ and The Apostles to martyrdom and become Victorious.
Luke 23: 27: And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
Luke 23: 28: But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
Luke 23: 29: For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Luke 23: 30: Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
Luke 23: 31: For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
Lord Jesus Christ always did Spiritual Work in Flesh. He never wanted His Disciples or His Followers to be the blind believers and sympathetic in flesh but blind in spirit. Lord wanted His Disciples to be alert and agile in Spirit and thatís why Lord told the Daughters of Jerusalem not to cry when they saw the suffering of our Lord on The Cross, meaning never to feel pity and sympathy in flesh which binds people in the world and makes people spiritually blind by the weakness of flesh. But instead Lord told us to cry for ourselves and not to cry looking at the suffering of The Cross of Christ for Lord Jesus Christ was more glad and rejoiced to walk to The Cross and fulfill the duty as The Saviour of Mankind and also fulfill God Fatherís Will for the Salvation of Mankind in Him. So instead of crying looking at the suffering of the cross of Lord one need to cry for oneself and the oneís children because life without Salvation in Christ and His Gospel of Water & Spirit will be more unbearable than the suffering of The Cross. The eternal punishment of Hell is most unbearable than the suffering of The Cross if one dies without salvation in Lord Jesus Christ, thatís why Lord Jesus Christ told His Disciples not to cry and fell pity of the suffering of our Lord on the Cross but to feel pity on oneself because if one dies without salvation his/her conditions is worst in hell fire.
But sadly the Satan has deceived majority of people into believing in half the truth and all lies in the blood of Cross alone that many so called Christians are driven into emotion oriented faith rather than in the faith of Lordís Righteousness as the Lamb of God who took the sins of the world thru His Baptism and paid it all by shedding His Precious Blood on the Cross and after three days resurrected and now is ascended High Above Heavens and sits at the right hand of God The Father with all power, principles and authorities.
They show their pity on the suffering of our Lord on The Cross instead of having self pity for themselves because if they die like that with emotion oriented faith without being born again of water & spirit their state is very pathetic and unbearable in hell fire. Therefore by their emotion oriented faith and pitying Lord on the Cross they are too zealous in flesh but they have just ignored the weightier matter of Laws and Judgment and of being born again of water & spirit of Christ.
Luke 23: 33: And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
Luke 23: 34: Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Luke 23: 35: And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
Luke 23: 36: And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
Luke 23: 37: And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
Luke 23: 38: And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
As we mediate and contemplate the situation of our Lord on The Cross where soldiers parted our Lordís raiment Lord prayed to God the following wonderful prayers:
Luke 23: 34: Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
Lord prayed for their forgiveness because what they are doing to the Lord by nailing Him on The Cross and crucifying was not their doings nor they were powerful to do such things, but it was permitted by our God Father in Heaven for the remission of our sins by Lordís Precious Shed Blood of The Cross.
God The Holy Trinity let it and made it happen, i.e. the Crucifixion of God The Son on The Calvary Cross for the remission of sins of the world just like the Old Testament sin offering of The Day of Atonement where the unblemished lamb where the sins was transferred by laying on of hand of the High Priest Aaron had to be killed and the blood of the lamb sprinkled in the mercy seat of God in The Tabernacle.
Therefore neither the devil nor the people including the Apostles and disciples of our Lord had any idea as to why Lord although innocent and righteous had to die on the Cross like the heinous criminal. The devil didnít know this because he thought killing Lord Jesus Christ meant his victory but devil was unaware of our God The Holy Trinity Planís for the Salvation of Mankind because devil didnít had any idea that Lord Jesus Christ had become propitiation as the Lamb of God for the sins of the world when Lord was Baptized. And when Lord resurrected after three days He was KNOCKED OUT in the first round and never regained any strength to fight back again except crawling like serpent as he is in deceiving and hiding his mistakes and making the people do the same mistakes as him, that is making people unaware of Lordís Baptism by which Lord Jesus Christ had given him right jab and by Lordís Resurrection KNOCKED him OUT ONCE AND FOR ALL. Hallelujah
But our God The Holy Trinity later revealed His Gospel of Water & Spirit to His Apostles and Disciples by the knowledge of The Holy Spirit at the Day of Pentecost.
Luke 23: 39: And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
Luke 23: 40: But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
Luke 23: 41: And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Luke 23: 42: And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
Luke 23: 43: And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
One of the convict who accepted Lord Jesus Christ as The Lamb of God and His Saviour received salvation in his last breathe. Likewise accepting the Righteousness of God as The Lamb of God like the dying convict will receive salvation because it is not by the work of human like doing good deeds, etc.. that human obtained salvation but it is by truly accepting The Righteous Act of The Lamb of God in His Gospel of Water & Spirit that human receive salvation and get to enter His Rest (Heaven). Hallelujah & Amen.
The life without the Holy Spirit is a cursed zealous life that would only betray the Lord in the end as our spiritual eyes will still be shut even if Lord come before us or deliver us His Gospel of Water & Spirit because of the care and concern of the world and the happening of the world just like the two disciples (one of them Cleopas) of Lord who were journeying to village called Emmaus met resurrected Lord on the way but they couldnít recognize him as their spiritual eyes was still shut till then. The two of them gave the happening of past three days where Lord Jesus Christ was crucified by Jews and also the rumors of Lordís Resurrection to the Resurrected Lord Himself. They couldnít recognize Lord even though Lord who they thought was stranger who didnít know the great happenings of Lordís Crucifixion explained clearly to them about the Gospel of Water & Spirit giving full explanation from the scriptures of Law of Moses, sacrificial offering and of His Resurrection in Psalm
Luk 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Luk 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
Luk 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luk 24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
Luk 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
Luk 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
Luk 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
Luk 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
They realized only when Lord blessed the bread and gave t them, but the Lord just vanished away by then when they realize it was The Lord.
Luk 24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
Luk 24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
Luk 24:35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
Luk 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Luk 24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
Luk 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Luk 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Luk 24:40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
Luk 24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
Luk 24:42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
Luk 24:43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
Soon after the two disciples went to 11 apostles to share the good news of Resurrected Lordís meeting and how they couldnít recognize Lord even when Lord explained to them The Gospel of Water & Spirit from the Law of Moses to Psalm until He blessed the bread and gave them but it was too late by then as Lord vanished in the midst of them.
As the two was just witnessing Lord Resurrection to 11 Apostles Lord Himself made appearance in the midst of them and proved that He had indeed resurrected and even let Apostle Thomas to feel the hands and put his hand at the side of the Lord where the spear had pierced Him while Crucifixion. Besides to prove that Lord has indeed resurrected in flesh asked for something to eat and they gave Him broiled fish and an honeycomb which means the resurrected body of saints too can be felt and it would be real like our body now we dwell in but free of sins and limitless of time and eternal.
Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Luk 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Luk 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luk 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
And after having broiled fish and an honeycomb Lord once again for final time expounded the Gospel of Water & Spirit from the Law of Moses where the remission of sin offering was made to God by laying on of hand by High Priest and how John The Baptist fulfilled the role of High Priest and Lord He Himself fulfilled the Lamb of God who took the sins of the world and paid it all by shedding the blood on the Cross. And according to the prophesy of Prophets thru the Holy Spirit came as a lowly Son of Man thru the Virgin Birth and as the Lamb of God and as The Immanuel and according the Psalm of David would resurrect again and be glorified forever. Lord Jesus Christ Himself for the last time before His Ascension to Heaven testified the Gospel of Water & Spirit in Him, from His Virgin Birth, Baptism, Spiritual Miracles, Crucifixion and finally Resurrection and told His Disciples and now us to preach His Gospel of Water & Spirit to the lost and bring them home (Heaven) by baptizing tem in the Name of The Father, Son & The Holy Spirit who brought the salvation to mankind. Hallelujah & Amen.
All the Apostles of The Lord was well aware of the requirement of the Law of God and the Sacrificial system of tabernacle for the remission of their sins, thus they all preach the Gospel of Water & The Spirit. The mandatory requirement for one to become the Apostles or disciples of the world was as follows:
Act 1:21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
Act 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
In order to be The Apostle/Disciples of Lord Jesus Christ one has to start his/her faith beginning from the baptism of John (Lordís Baptism) till resurrection and be born again of water & spirit and has to be able to explain how God The Holy Trinity has given us New Covenant which He promised in OT
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
How the above promise of OT Lord God fulfilled in NT in the following scriptures by the Gospel of Water & Spirit of Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah & Amen.
Heb 10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Heb 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 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.
To those born again of Water & Spirit the Spiritual Law of God and the remission of sins has been written in our mind and heart and our inward part (soul) and because we are born again of God (Water & Spirit) God remembers our sins and iniquities no more because where there is Gospel of Water & Spirit of Christ Jesus there is no more offering of sins as the shed Blood of Lord Jesus Christ for sins which He shouldered by His Water (Baptism) has consecrated us and sanctified us as Righteous and Holy Children of God once and for all. Hallelujah & Amen.
Now Arise and pray to God to strengthen us in Spiritual matters and calculate on the Cost and reward of following God and never giving up on The Gospel of Water & Spirit but moving ahead with God by our side and knocking out the devil on way, pulling the tares that devil had sowed and planting the wheat (The Gospel of Water & Spirit) and expanding True Godís Kingdom on Earth. Amen.
God bless us all in the Gospel of Water & Spirit. Hallelujah& Amen.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.