The Way

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THE WAY
From
“Works by J.J.”

“And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the
water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a
corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: and thine
ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, “this is the way, walk
ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the
left.” (Isa. 30:20-21)

I believe this is an end-time prophesy. Continue reading on to
verse 26 to see this is to happen: “in that day,” which along with
the phrase: “in those days” is almost always a reference to the endtimes.
Could verse 25 referring to: “the great slaughter when the
towers fall…” be talking about the twin towers of 9/11 infamy?
And has verse 26 happened yet? I dare say, NOT! Perhaps it’s a
duel prophecy, that happened then, and will happen again now?
So then, what is this: “The Way?” I believe it is a spiritually
understood message that teaches us how to give our whole heart
and soul to the walking in the truth and spirit of God.

It is a message hidden in the gospel that is revealed to apostles
and prophet’s, (Eph. 3:1-7), and those that love God, (I Cor. 2: 6-
10) However, of those that love God, it must be understood that
the love for God we are to express is the “Agape” love He reveals
to us as we walk in its spiritual enlightenment, and not the love we
imagine, Eros – phileo – storge – or Epithermia; with our
emotions.

Read with me John 4: 23-24 “…But the hour cometh, and now
is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit
and in Truth: For the Father seeketh such to worship him. God
is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit
and in truth.”

Do you find it curious that Jesus would say such a thing: “the
hour cometh and now is…” Why not just say, ‘The time has
come?’

I believe the reasoning is clear, the teaching of the way started
with Jesus and the apostles, but the prophets, or ‘teachers,’ were
being held back till these end-times. Thus the hour [that] cometh, is
referring to these end-times, while the hour that now is, is referring
to Jesus and the apostles time.

“Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in
the mystery of Christ. Which in other ages was not made known
unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles
and prophets by the spirit…”

Continued reading in these two remarkable chapters in
Ephesians chapter 3 & 4 tells us that this message of understanding
found in the mystery of Christ is a message of “fellowship,” that,
according to verses 4: 11-16, it is given to bring us into: “a unity
of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God!” Amen!
But have we come into this unity yet? There is a false attempt
to unify the churches, (the organizations of man’s invention),
orchestrated by the Catholic Church, but its unity is not in “the
mind of Christ” where true faith is known, but its unity is simply
in the profession of belief in Jesus.

Of the majority of the over 34,000 different Christian doctrine
teaching churches, we have that unity already, but of the one
doctrine known as “The Way” there is no unity of understanding.
Men are still being deceived by the craftiness of Man’s teaching.
A reason many churches today don’t accept any different
teaching purportedly from a prophet, is because many churches do
not even believe prophets exist any longer. They quote I Cor. 13:
8-10 and say: “that which is perfect,” is the King James canonized
Bible. And if you point to chapter 14 verses 1 & 22, as saying
desire the gift of prophesy because prophesy is for believers; then
they come back at you and say: ‘the letter to the Corinthians is not
written for us today, but to the Corinthians back then, and while
some of it is useful today, most of it isn’t.’

Wow! I just read out Chapter One vs. 2 to them and say: “Your
lost buddy!” Read it:
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are
sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in
every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both
theirs and ours.”

It speaks clearly, the letter to the Corinthians is also a letter to
us!!

It’s obvious that satan has attempted to corrupt the Bible and its
believers. He’s been successful with both to some degree. But the
time cometh – these end-times, when the teachers of “The Way”
are being revealed. Why, you may wonder, did God hide the
teachers of the way? Wouldn’t they have prevented so much
corruption?

The answer can be found when we consider the ministry of
Jesus. His ministry was to the Jews only! Why? (Acts 13: 46-48
tells us why.)

His purpose and message was to fulfill the 10 commandments; a
message that caused the Jews to believe he blasphemed. Yet in
truth he taught a deeper message of understanding. Had he gone to
the gentiles they would have gladly enjoyed his power and
miracles, but his message would not have been understood. The
gentiles did not give reverence to the Law of Moses, and certainly
would have had no reason to crucify Jesus, which was necessary
for the anointing of the New Covenant.

For this same reason is the message of “The Way” given unto
the Christian churches of today. It is a message of deeper
understanding in the “Fellowship” we can have with God, found in
the “unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God.”
Yet because it is “spiritually” discerned, which only Born-again
Christians are, “We” are the only ones able to come into the
discerned understanding. Yet, this discerned message will be very
difficult for most of the churches to grasp and accept because of
the many blind faiths that they have already accepted in blind
ignorance. Most of the churches don’t want a deeper understanding
that goes against what they teach.

The good news is, it’s a covenant that Jesus ushered in, and I
don’t have to spill my blood to make it a valid Testament. But the
bad news is, I probably will spill my blood over it because of the
anger of the many fanatical Christians, (whether truly born-again
or not) who will believe that by killing me they will be doing
God’s will. Even as the Jews did! (John 15: 20, 16:2)

Read Colossians 1: 9-13, “…that ye might be filled with the
knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding…that you might walk worthy of the
Lord…increasing in the knowledge of God…giving thanks unto
the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the
inheritance of the saints in light…and hath translated us into the
kingdom of his dear Son.”

I can’t prove it to you, but like God did with Isaiah in1:18, and
Paul did with king Felix in Acts 24: 25, I can make a “reasonable”
argument to make you see that the way is true. And, if in the
reasoning of scriptures I am able to get one of you to acknowledge
and accept this message so that you -move: To put your feet firmly
onto the ‘path of understanding,’ so as to establish it for yourself;
then I thank you for the opportunity and for helping me cover over
a multitude of sins. (James 5: 19-20)

It’s a clue brothers!! If one sin brought all this death into the
world, then the difficulty of the task that would remove a multitude
of sins, must be no easy task….

In fact, a recent ‘Science of the Mind’ journal stated, that the
odds of changing a person’s already accepted beliefs are 9 to 1
against being successful, even, if you can prove them wrong in
their belief.

Yet, Matthew 10: 41 says: “He that receiveth a prophet in the
name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward.” What is a
prophet’s reward? It’s a confident understanding of the faith to
believe in Jesus, while walking in the spirit of God’s love and
truth.

In the churches of today most Christians have a blind faith.
They do not know how to develop a personal relationship with
God. They do not know the true meaning and application of the six
key concepts of the gospel: Faith, Believe, Hope, Obedience,
Repentance, and Love. Once learning those, they still need to grow
“determinedly” true to their calling. (See Jude 3)
How many of us have resisted sin to the point of shedding our
blood? How many have agonized in our resistance to sin? To fail
and fall into wretched despair? To then pick yourself up to strive a
little farther, to gain a little more insight? To walk a path that most
don’t even know exists?

Let’s look at your doctrines…How many teach that II Tim. 2:15
means to ‘study your bible to know when it’s taken out of
context?’ It doesn’t! How many teach that Mark 10:15 means, that
like a child trustingly receives a gift from its loving parents; we too
must trustingly receive the gift of salvation from Jesus? Your
wrong! How many say we are not suppose to judge others?
Missed. that one too. How about Romans 10:17 says ‘faith comes
from hearing the word of God?’ Nope, wrong again. How about,
repentance means to turn away from your sin 180º and turn to God
in prayer or as you find him in the Bible? That faith must be acted
upon by belief to become real…that hope is in an empty grave
from which Jesus rose…that walking in love means stopping the
wrong you do and show love instead??? Get any of those right?
Did you say yes to those? They are all No!!

How about this one: we cannot prove there is a God? Did you
say yes? Wrong! We can. Did you say we can? Then tell me How!
That’s the teaching of “The Way” and it will tie up every one of
these questions you missed into one clear concept of
understanding.

Have you ever heard of the phrase: W.W.J.D. (WHAT
WOULD JESUS DO?) Is that a good phrase? Nope, it’s not.
There’s Billy Graham, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Pat
Robertson, Creflo A. Dollar, Merlin Coruthers, Robert Falwell,
Robert Schuller, Joyce Myers….are any of them teaching “The
Way” as this article does? Nope. Not a one. Every preacher I’ve
ever heard or read of has not been seen to be teaching “The Way”
as you will see me do in this article. None of them know it.
Listen to Paul in I Cor. 1:10 “Now I beseech you, brethren, by
the name of our Lord Jesus that ye all speak the same thing, and
that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly
joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” Are
‘they’ saying the same thing? Do you see that in the Christian
churches of today?

Maybe a little bit in one denomination, but the rest of the world
sees even that teaching as being wrong. What is the hidden wisdom
spoken of among the mature in Christ? As referred to in I Cor. 2:
all? And NO! Mr. Creflo A. Dollar, it’s not the gift of tongues as
you so proclaimed in your telecast.

Can you, dear reader, admit you don’t know? Can you admit
that even your favorite pastor/ evangelist hasn’t taught you how to
know for yourself: the wisdom of this knowledge? How to have the
one mind of Christ? Can you let loose of your churches doctrine,
so as to consider the reasoning of the teaching in The Way? 9
to 1!!! Says NOT.

Ask yourself right now, “If I let go of all that I’ve been taught
in church, what do I have left over to hold onto?? How confident
am I in this?

Jesus says: “In every season have a reason for your hope.” I
ask you, “Why do you believe in Jesus?”

There are only three answers. Number one: ‘I believe by faith.’
This answer tells me you aren’t ready for the truth. You are still
holding on to your churches doctrine. It’s a vague answer, and if
told to a non-believer, would have no value to them. It would
require you to explain faith, and in “The Way”, repentance comes
before faith.

Jesus’ first words were: “repent and believe the good news.”
Faith is a fruit of the spirit, and the Holy Spirit is the gift of
repentance.

Number two: I believe because I’ve repented and proven that God
is not a liar, so when he says that Jesus and the Father are one, I
know he is being truthful and I believe him. (see John 3: 31-36)
This is the correct response. It opens the door to sharing the
doctrine of repentance. Not as the churches teach, but as the Bible
teaches.

The third answer is: I believe because I have received the Holy
Spirit. This answer is half right. The Holy Spirit is given to lead us
to the acknowledging of the truth in/of Jesus. (II Tim. 2:25-26).
Jesus is the truth, and when we repent unto the acknowledging –
(spiritually discerned recognition) of the truth revealed by the Holy
Spirit, we can then say we have a reason to believe in Jesus. But
jumping from receiving the Holy Spirit to instant belief in Jesus is
a blind admission. Faith is established through the love found in
the acknowledgement of truth. (see proverbs 24:3-4, Galatians
5:6).]

I pity those with the kind of faith depicted by their answer of
number three. They know they are saved, yet have not yet
established their understanding of The Way, and do not grow into
the knowledge of God’s Righteousness which allows us to receive
his abundant promises…(see II Pet. 1: 3-11).Quite possibly many
of those who gave answer to number one are of this faith; but are
so caught up in their churches teaching they could only give a
vague scriptural response. And sadly, many of the first response
are not even saved. They just think they are because they were mistaught
the meaning of Romans 10: 9,10 and 13 to mean that a
sincere confession of faith makes one a child of faith. It does, but
how do we know we are sincere in our hearts? “man’s heart is
deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know
it?” (Jer. 17:9)

Only God can know it. Not us. God also looks to see if we are
fully prepared. He uses the parable of the two kings who go to war.
The king only half prepared lost the war. But Jesus says: “Not
one that the Father has given me has been lost.” Hence God also
determines our preparedness. This is why he gives us the promise
of John 3: 19-21.

Too many people are letting the churches interpret the bible for
them. A good example is found in Mark 10:15; “Verily I say unto
you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little
child, * he shall not enter therein.”

Do you see that asterisk? At that place in a bible put out by the
Billy Graham Association, he inserts a parenthesis and adds: (like a
little child trustingly receives a gift). But why choose a positive
quality of a child? Some children are petulant, and pout and throw
temper tantrums to get what they want. I believe this goes deeper,
back before the child even knows who God is, but knows of him in
their innocence. Hence if we repent of our sins until our conscience
is clear, then we will know the innocence of a child and know God
firsthand.

Now let’s look at repentance. But first take a break….go on get
up and stretch…

Are you back? Okay…most churches teach repentance is
turning away from your sin, 180º . But that’s the Old Testaments
way of repentance. The old covenant of the 10 Commandments
have been replaced with the new covenant of Jesus and a new
commandment: John 13: 34 says it like this: “A new
commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I
have loved you, that ye also love one another.” For as we see in
Romans 13: 8-14, love is the fulfilling of the law.

In the New Covenant we now have the word of God engrafted
in our hearts and minds by the Holy Spirit, and through the Holy
Spirits guidance we are able to come into acknowledgement of the
truth of that engrafted word. (please see pages 24-26 for the
example given to Sandy, in my book: God’s Prisoner).

In the Old Testament, that’s all they could do was turn away
from sin. In the New Testament we are called to confront sin so
that we can reconsider sins motive from a divine viewpoint of
thought, will and emotion; and then choose to submit to the way of
God in his Agape Love.

That is the meaning of the new word used in the New Testament
Greek : ‘Metanoeo’. It’s a completely different word than the word
used in the Old Testament, yet preachers everywhere seem to like
to use the Old Testament word as found in the book of Isaiah.
(please read I Cor. 2:16 in an amplified Bible.)

With knowledge of our need to question our sins motives rather
than turning away from even considering them, James in 4:1-8 tells
us to ask of ourselves the questions necessary to discover the
reasons for the motives we have that desire to experience pleasure.
And in 1:13-15 he uses the word: Entice. Which is defined in a
dictionary as: seeking to satisfy the desire for riches and/or
pleasures. And Jesus, in Luke 8:5-15 adds the third desire of:
worries, of the worries, riches and/or pleasures that keep our Fruits
from maturing.

Then we are taught in Eph. 4:20-24 to put-off the deceitful
desires of our sins, and put-on the revealed alternatives created in
‘true holiness and righteousness’ which is to say: The Mind of
Christ Jesus.

In a crude example: who knew that a reason for drinking or
drugs was to gratify the desire of a pleasurable sexual relationship?
Yet the question remains: Why do I need drugs or booze to obtain
this desire? For some reason I, (we) may have learned to fear that
we were not able to have such a relationship without the help of the
booze or drugs. We need to find the cause of that fear.

“When I was a child I thought like a child, talked like a child,
acted like a child. But now I’m a man! I put childish things
behind me.” I can’t do it though if I turn away from my sin
without even knowing why I do it! Those false faith Christians
who say you don’t need to know why are wrong!! You do need to
know. Why? Because when you see the truth of why you fear, you
will also be given to see and understand that the person who hurt
you by laughing at you, is still thought to be laughing at you, and
you drink or do drugs to forget it in your current attempts to start a
relationship. You are able to understand that, that person is or was
immature and you are now able to forgive them. Then and Now!!

Would you let a kid’s laughter at you now as an adult be a
reason to get high? Of course you wouldn’t. You would see to be
patient, gentle, kind, and understanding, (all Fruits of the spirit) to
the kid who is immature acting towards you today. Then, what a
joy to know it’s not me, but them! I can now see their immaturity
is their handicap. It is the reason for their bitterness and sorrow.

And you say to yourself: I can love you now with the compassion
of Jesus who said: “Father, forgive them, they know not what they
do!” They may say they do, but they don’t because they are not
acting in love. “Love does no harm to its neighbor.” They haven’t
found the love that repentance reveals in the alternatives to our
reasons for sin and becomes the light of the word that we learned
to see and submit to.

I didn’t see that wisdom when I was a child and crying. And if I
just turn my back on my sin and act loving – and that’s what it is,
acting-I’m just being a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And your love
becomes imagined love. Not the love we find in the understanding
of truth, the love we can easily submit to in our obedience because
we now understand the cause of our fear.

When you find this true love and submit to it, and continue to
abide in it, it will transform you. It will increase with each measure
you find and put-on, (submit to and abide in,) you will be
conformed to the mind of Christ.
This is how II Pet. 1:3-11 is done…
This is how Eph. 4: 17-24 is done…
This is how Romans 12: 1-3 is done…
This is how Matthew chapter 7 is done…
This is how Matthew 23: 25-28 is done…
This is how James 4: 1-8 is done…
It all ties together. Now read John 17: 25-26 Jesus reveals the
love of God! He does this so that God the Father and himself can
both (spirit and truth)make their home in us! Now read Luke
10:22! Jesus is not seen but he reveals the Father to us. How? By
his love! Our faith is established in love…(Gal. 5:6).

” Faith [love] is the evidence of things not seen, the substance
of things hoped for…”
I John 3:2-3 …if our love increases with
just the small measure of faith that has been given to us, imagine
knowing the fullness of what we will be when we are given to
know the fullness of Jesus at his 2nd. Coming. (see I Cor. 13:12)

To the Jews Paul said, “But now we are delivered from the law,
that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in
the newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” (Rom.
7:6) Yet Paul also said it to us; “[God] Who 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.” (II Cor. 3:6)

All that turning our back on sin and turning to God in the bible is
the same thing as holding to the letter! Jesus said, “You diligently
study the scriptures thinking that by them you have eternal life.
These are the same scriptures that testify of me, yet you refuse to
come to me to have life.” niv
We don’t come to him in scripture, or song, or prayer, or
fasting; we come to him in repentance.
“The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not
understood it nor overcome it.” As we repent of the darkness, the
light of God’s love is seen. Jesus is showing it to us. “The
kingdom of heaven is within.” Now you know what that means.

“Meekly accept the engrafted word which can save you.”
“Repentance leads to salvation and growth in the spirit.”
Another example of false teaching that lives by the letter is II
Tim. 2:15. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman
who needeth not to be ashamed, who rightly divides the word of
truth.” Where does it say, ‘study the bible?’ It doesn’t. But many
churches today interpret it as such because they don’t know How
to walk in the spirit and truth of God.

Compare that verse with I John 2:28, “And now, little children,
abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have
confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.”
This is the same verse. The word study means: “diligently
strive” so, to diligently strive to abide means: we repent unto the
acknowledging of the truth in love and submit to the trans-forming
conformation of becoming one with the mind of Christ. Christian
means Christ-like!

Let loose of those things you were taught in church to believe
and make room, (John 8:37niv) for the truth. John 7: 14-18 tells us
we will learn of God’s way if we become, “men of truth with no
unrighteousness in us.” Jesus is our righteousness, as we grow to
know his way, we grow to know him! In Gruden’s dictionary the
pearl of great price is the message and the person of Jesus.

Truth is covered with a lie; repent to find it! If all you do is
read the bibles do’s and don’ts, and follow them, all you are doing
is hurting yourself. But if, while you resist doing the wrongs the
bible says don’t do, and at the same time begin your search with
repentance, to find the light of God’s love under the darkness of
sin’s motive and then submit to that loving response, then, you will
be in obedience and grow in your understanding.

Once you are saved, for repentance leads to salvation, continue
in your repentance to gain “Godliness”, and in godliness we find
the abundant life!

Jesus promises to finish our faith. (Heb. 12:2) So once you
begin walking on the road to salvation and gain the gift of
repentance: The Holy Spirit, if you were to die before finishing
your growth, Jesus will finish it for you in heaven.
An interesting aspect of walking in The Way is; when, in the
end-times, the anti-Christ appears as an angel of righteousness,
telling us to love God, be at peace with all men, repent and
believe…you will know he is a fake because he doesn’t tell you
how! The Way of repentance is how!!

He can cast out demons to make a show of his powers, but he
knows that if you haven’t learned to find the loving and truthful
alternatives to your sin, you won’t know how to fill the emptiness,
and the demon will come back and bring 7 more demons with it.
And you know he won’t tell you how fill yourself with the love
and truth of God because he has no truth in himself.

Many Christians are not being obedient to the love beneath the
sin, and because of this dis-obedience, even Jesus will become a
stumbling block. For Jesus is: “The Way, The Truth and The
life.”

I’ve shared the way with many already ‘indoctrinated’
Christians and initially they love the message of understanding, but
a few days later they reject it: 9 to 1!! It’s hard to give up a false
belief. By rejecting the way, they are rejecting Jesus. If they are
born-again, they will be saved as one passing through the flame,
but they will suffer loss. (I Cor. 3:10-15)

If you don’t walk in the way you won’t become good teachers
of the way. (Matt. 7:3-5, 13:52) for it is the increase of treasures
that makes you a good teacher and disciple in Christ.

Teaching will sharpen your ability and exercise your senses to
distinguish between good and evil ways. It’s a lifelong process that
stands the best chance of standing strong in the coming tribulation
period. And though many churches teach that Christians will be
raptured and not face any tribulations; there is no conclusive proof
of this teaching. And ample proof that it won’t. It would also
necessitate that we reject other verses that seem to say we will
suffer tribulations.

You’ve read the New Testament, now set it aside for a while,
while you perfect your walking in the way. Then come back to it
and see the many verses you didn’t see before. Write your insights
down, for re-reading later. Abide in the fruits especially of
patience.

Don’t get caught upon the doctrines of men: of baptisms, of
tongues, of Sabbath days… the Lord God The Father, wants for us
the same thing he did for those of old: To walk in the truth, (in
Jesus) with all our heart and soul.

So now you can see why the way was revealed to Christians
now, everything I said a Christian would understand. Can you
meekly accept it? Are you teachable? We can thank God that
understanding is not a prerequisite to salvation. Spiritual growth
can take years. Salvation can reach the world faster; Which was
necessary before the evil in the world, destroyed the world.
“Prophets are for believers!” (See I Cor. 14:22) If you see the
reasoning of all this and believe I’m right, you just can’t go back to
the way you use to believe. This is your defining moment.
The End