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We Fall Down, We get up

“We Fall Down We Get Up” The title of a song that describes the Christian experience. Unfortunately, it’s a common experience for a great many of us. Also unfortunately, my last few few blogs were written not led by Christ, but led by my previous persona.

I operated a blog called “One Free Press”. My owned and operated by my worldly self; on politics, politicians, and America’s culture. It was all things of the world, Satans kingdom. I got distracted, and was led back into writing of the world, not the Kingdom of Christ on this Blog, that I created to highlight the differences between the Early church, the early Christians, and today’s Church and believers.

My previous Blog was a political blog, critical of culture, leaders and a watchdog of government, and media. I was acting as a Free News Media, not conflicted by ownership, agenda, or following the pack.

By reverting back to my previous blog, I was not being vigilant and took the path of the world, leading me away from what I feel was my call to revival.

My previous blog is likely needed today, but the emphasis on Jesus and the return to the model of the new testament and the early church was my new mission.

So, I apologize. I have gone back to the cross of salvation through faith, asking Jesus to be my barrier to the world, Satans kingdom. If I offended anyone by my aggressive opinions, I regret it. My so called sabbatical is over.

I have got up and will continue forward with Christ as my barrier and I shall call with out ceasing on the Holy Spirit to keep me on the path of Gods agenda and his will, not my own. Thus I go forward joyfully, and unashamed of the gospel.

American culture, the politics, our multiple camps of leadership, our issues, and especially the hate, anger, and violence are all part of Satans Kingdom. Some aspects of America 101, were initiated by Godly filled men and women, some may still do so, yesterday and today.

As these people died or moved on under inertia or rely on their own intellect or forced by events or others, not the Holy Spirit, they no longer represent Gods will. If you cannot sense or know Gods will through prayer and/or while reading Jesus’s words and the New Testament, this must be an urgent need in all areas of your life.

If you feel God is silent, speak with other spirit filled Christians. This is a great impetus for the Revival of the ministry of the early Church. A church where sisters and brothers have frequent communion together to assist, comfort, and lift up each other.

We are in the world but not of the world. Our spiritual relationship with the world is to bring light into it. Let our light so shine. Of course we work, often have needed and honorable careers, eat, buy, and obey the laws of our respective nations. But we must keep forefront in our minds, we are strangers in a strange land.

The world operates under different rules than our homeland, the Kingdom of God. We must not be seduced in becoming a soldier, activist, watchdog, or servant unaware; of the world, Satans kingdom.

There are no gray areas, if it’s not currently empowered and continuously infused with the power of God, it’s likely the devil you serve, or will in time be snared into.

Including all the great issues and movements you so much support and believe in. You of course can be there bringing light but you also must always be walking and talking filled with the spirit of Christ.

If it diverges from Christ, regardless of how much you believe it’s the right path, or way things should be, you must decide who your master is and what your purpose is.

If you have lived comfortably in the world, and believe in Christ, go to church, your duplicity isn’t just error, but you have been trapped in the snare of the deceiver or he will eventually spring it.

You, me, all who proclaim Christ as our Lord, must daily or at times during the day, affirmatively decide who we choose to follow, and with clarity, without any duplicity or doubt, but in faith.

We must always be aware Satan has been the enemy of all people since Eden. With his/her and legions of demons, they have a single purpose of deceiving you or trapping you in his subtle, and often camouflaged snares. Once again, Choose this day who you will follow.

Satans greatest achievement is sewing doubt of his existence, presence, and the continuous war to destroy Gods creation.

God bless you, the Church of Christ, and may his and your spirit remain close.

By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, September 18, 2019
(Public Domain, no copy right claimed)

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THE NEW COVENANT

[Content in brackets and italics are my humble thoughts, not out of Hebrews or other scripture.]

COVENANT AND GOSPEL

[The following content is practically all scripture from Hebrews Chapters 9-13. The whole book of Hebrews is a blessing to read. I believe it is more for Jews God is calling to himself. He came for the Jews first and then the Gentiles. Because the Jews largely rejected the gospel of grace. Chapters 1-8 describes the old law, the tabernacle, The High Priest, The sacrifice and the faith of the many righteous men and women of the Old Covenant.]

REVIVAL OF THE NE W TESTAMENT CHURCH
BEGINS HERE.

[The New Covenant is explained in such detail here, that anyone who knows just partially about the Life of Christ, this could fill in the completion of the New Testament, The New Covenant that us Gentile Christians should follow and live and breathe. Putting aside the old Covenant until we learn new life, holiness, love, worship, and power of the New. We Christians have been blinded as the Jews were blinded.]

The Two Covenants
The New Covenant

[Please take time to read all of Hebrews 9-13, while this lesson is fresh in your mind. I want you to overflow with joy as it has done for me)

Jesus, High Priest of a Better Covenant (7:28)

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, (8:9)

“I will put my laws into their minds, and i write them on their hearts” 8:10

[Christians of the new covenant of Christ, sealed with the power of the Holy Spirit, will know the laws of God. Written in our minds and hearts. It is unnecessary to study volumes of scripture or have Priest, Bishops, and teachers. It is with us, within the Holy Spirit.]

[Forgiven, Forgiven, Forever, For Us Who Know Him]

“…for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (8:11-12)

Only One Covenant Now

“In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.” (8:13)

But when Christ appeared as a high priest (9:11)

“the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation” (9:11) nt

The Better Tabernacle

[Moses was given instructions for building the first Tabernacle, but our new Tabernacle is with God and Jesus is the High Priest. The Greatest Tabernacle.]

Do Not Harden Your Hearts as the Jews did

 [How could Jews not be cut deeply by these revelations, except the hardening of their hearts. For this was the beginning of the time of the Gentiles. Once this is fulfilled, God will fulfil his promises and Covenant with the Jews. Don’t hesitate, I believe that time approaches quickly.]

The Redeemer

“Therefore, he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.” (9:15)

“he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” (9:26)

The Blood Sacrifice

“Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” (9:28)

““Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (10:9-10)

No Other Priest Required – Jesus is our High Priest

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” (10:16)

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” (10:17)

The New Church Must be United through Love
Fellowship of Love and Compassion

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (10:24)

[THIS IS THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH IN ACTION. THIS IS OUR BLUEPRINT FOR REVIVAL OF THE NEW CHURCH!]

[TO be continued beginning with Hebrews 11 plus]

By James Kirk-Wiggins ©, Aug 18, 2019

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You Are Not Of This World

The real church is Christians filled with the Holy Spirit and led by Jesus.

We, as Christians put Christ ahead of politics and the nation we reside in

The New Testament is the covenant made by the blood of Jesus, sacrificed for our sins through eternity. He was the Lamb of God of course his sacrifice was special.

Whoever has faith in the Son of God, and his substitution on the cross for our sins, will know God, be saved from his forever.

Jesus said blessed is the peacemakers, for they will see God. We as Christians are called to be peacemakers, peaceful, and non- violent. We should all be pacifist if we are Christians. Persons who gave their life in any war, veterans, and current military are not guilty.

Why, because the church has been an arm of government since Constantine in 300AD. He stopped persecutions, and torture of Christians, that was horrific for 300 years. He also claimed he had a vision of a cross on a shield and he became a Christian.

The Church was loosely organized with mostly autonomy, worshipping in small groups, collectively. There were Bishop, not like today’s Bishops, they cleared up disputes, and gave their opinion as a brother and Christian love.

Many of the most influential Bishops were so thankful for Constantine’s end to Christian persecution they so much was tired of hiding and wanted to believe. Even attributing Constantine as a hand of God. He was not of God.

Constantine made it clear to some Romans, his job and the legions was to conquer land. Not hold it He wanted an Imperial Church that could win hearts and minds. Who could convince the conquered that God was on the side of the benevolent Romans. Churches and forced conversions, pagan gods had all statues destroyed.

Constantine, through his Bishops, called a Nicene conference, who decided, and authorized Church Doctrines, and began the process of approving which scripture was of God. Many in the east, west, and South disagreed on some decisions with their lives. The Christian Bishops who attended the Nicene councils were A large minority of the worldwide Christians and their Bishops.

The council sent their manuscripts, approved teachings, organization authority throughout all the Christian lands. Constantine enforced 100% compliance, or excommunication which meant prison or death.

Church and State were a partnership until today. Just War theory of Augustine was from a previous Greek philosopher, who was friendly with Constantine.

Christians you are not of this world, separate your loyalty and love that belongs to Christ, not your nation. Live and worship as the early church did prior to hoodwinking by Rome and the now official Imperial Church. Set your self free, learn what a real Christian believes from the New Testament.

Sorry this is long and one post, there is a reason. Below is a portion of the letter to Diognetus, which tells what the Church was like prior to its almost destruction.

God Bless the Revival of the Church of Jesus Christ and the mighty ones who give all for its resurrection. Peace in Christ, James Kirk Wiggins. Aug. 2019.

The letter to Diognetus (in brief)

Christians are not distinguished from other men by country, language, nor by the customs which they observe. They do not inhabit cities of their own, use a particular way of speaking, nor lead a life marked out by any curiosity. The course of conduct they follow has not been devised by the speculation and deliberation of inquisitive men. The do not, like some, proclaim themselves the advocates of merely human doctrines.

Instead, they inhabit both Greek and barbarian cities, however things have fallen to each of them. And it is while following the customs of the natives in clothing, food, and the rest of ordinary life that they display to us their wonderful and admittedly striking way of life.

They live in their own countries, but they do so as those who are just passing through. As citizens they participate in everything with others, yet they endure everything as if they were foreigners. Every foreign land is like their homeland to them, and every land of their birth is like a land of strangers.

They marry, like everyone else, and they have children, but they do not destroy their offspring.

They share a common table, but not a common bed.

They exist in the flesh, but they do not live by the flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, all the while surpassing the laws by their lives.

They love all men and are persecuted by all. They are unknown and condemned. They are put to death and restored to life.

They are poor, yet make many rich. They lack everything, yet they overflow in everything.

They are dishonored, and yet in their very dishonor they are glorified; they are spoken ill of and yet are justified; they are reviled but bless; they are insulted and repay the insult with honor; they do good, yet are punished as evildoers; when punished, they rejoice as if raised from the dead. They are assailed by the Jews as barbarians; they are persecuted by the Greeks; yet those who hate them are unable to give any reason for their hatred.

THE EARLY CHURCH

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Wrestling With God

The 2nd edition of my Flash Non-Fiction ebook is up on Amazon. “Wrestling With God” by James Wiggins.

It’s free for Kindle Unlimited readers, and qualifies for the loan program. The listed price is $2.99. The Amazon editor recommended $2.99 to $9.99. There was a lot of information about tax, VAT (Value Added Tax), and I wanted to put it up for $1.00 but was unsure how that would work out. My friends and family on my Facebook page have already had an opportunity to read this in two post. But believe it or not, I did much editing since that was posted.

If you don’t have the Kindle app you can get it HERE.

This was my first attempt to publish anything, there is a learning curve. I do apologize for the errors in the ebook. Nevertheless, enjoy it and let me hear your suggestions. There is no need to suggest editing or grammatical errors unless you got the second edition.

God bless, James Kirk-Wiggins

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REVIVAL

SING PRAYERFULLY FOR AMERICA

Lauren Daigle – My Revival
You Are Not Of This World

1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.

PRAY: END THE VIOLENCE AND HATE IN AMERICA NOW

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
REVIVE US O’ LORD!

Let us be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Revive US Lord.

Jim Kirk-Wiggins, Aug. 6, 2019