James’ Letter, chapter 5 0f 5

To: Scattered Israelites, spiritual and physical, called to be atOne with Jesus. 2/26/19, God’s 12th month 21th day of Adar 1 until sunset.

After giving a parable about a widow going to a judge often with her request and the judge finally relenting, Jesus said; “Won’t God give justice to His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay long to help them?” (Luke 18:8; “I tell you, He will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?”

(Luke 18:9-13; “Jesus also told this parable to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else. “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers – or even like this tax collector. (12) I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.’ The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!’ I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”)

Self righteousness abounds with individuals and in nations calling themselves Christian, the division among people looking down on one another with hatred in their hearts is astronomical in our age. Belief in God is practically gone as so called higher unbelieving educators yield to the god of the age, “Satan.” Teaching such things like that puny man is capable of controlling climate, while condoning most all that our Creator God hates. We’re and the world is at the point of no return unless God supernaturally intervenes. The whole earth is very close to being as Sodom and Gomorra. Is anyone called to Believe IN?

(James 5:13-15; “Is anyone among you ‘Believers in God’ suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises. Is anyone among you ill? He should summon the elders of the church, and they should pray for him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. (15) And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up – and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”)

“The Believer IN’S prayer of faith saves, sins forgiven and resurrection are sure.” Miraculous instant healing isn’t promised in this text! Other Believers IN praying for and anoint in the “nature” name of the Lord, initiated by gifted believing IN faith, is James’ teaching. It amounts to people knowing “to whom they belong” and belive that God is able to intervene, save, raise up and heal. “Believing IN faith comes from His reveling Jesus and Himself.” The deniers of creation, divisionary denominations and hostile individuals, conjured up hope faith, which isn’t necessarily bad, but they don’t realize such faith is merely superstition coming from within their fleshly nature. When people aren‘t converted to Jesus’ Way in every regard their prayers are empty. (James is speaking of spiritually gifted faith that comes with knowing God the Father and God the Son as they‘re manifested to be in His holy scriptures. Such gifted faith comes from God.

(James 5:16-17; “So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness. Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months!”) (Why did Elijah not want it to rain? God revealed and Elijah prayed accordingly. That defines the knowing faith James is writing about.)

(James 5:18; “Then he ’Elijah’ prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest. My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone turns him back, he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from his wandering path will save that person’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”)

God revealed and Elijah prayed accordingly as did Jesus’ apostle peter when hearing of Dorcas - Tabitha’s death at Joppa. People asked Peter to come without delay (Acts 9:39-43; “So Peter got up and went with them, and when he arrived they brought him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him, crying and showing him the tunics and other clothing Dorcas used to make while she was with them. (40) But Peter sent them all outside, knelt down, and prayed. Turning to the body, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her get up. Then he called the Saints and widows and presented her alive. This became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. So Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a man named Simon, a tanner.”) Elijah nor was Peter’s faith conjured up, God revealed and they as God ambassadors prayed accordingly.

Satan’s desire is to cause each Believer IN, to doubt and wonder from God’s gifted Truth - The Faith. When God the Father reveals Jesus as He’s manifested to be and we’re supernaturally “born from above” God’s spirit of truth, Holy Spirit, advocate or comforter is imputed to our minds. (John 14:21; “The person who has My commandments and obeys them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”) (John 14:25; “I have spoken these things while staying with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.”)

May we recognize that we‘re, “as clay” and pray that God keep us yielded to Himself. (Jeremiah 18:5-12; “Then the Lord said to me, “I, the Lord, say: ‘O nation of Israel, can I not deal with you as this potter deals with the clay? In My hands, you, O nation of Israel, are just like the clay in this potter’s hand.’ There are times, Jeremiah, when I threaten to uproot, tear down, and destroy a nation or kingdom. But if that nation I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I intended to do to it. (9) And there are times when I promise to build up and establish a nation or kingdom. But if that nation does what displeases Me and does not obey Me, then I will cancel the good I promised to do to it. So now, tell the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem this: The Lord says, ‘I am preparing to bring disaster on you! I am making plans to punish you. So, every one of you, stop the evil things you have been doing. Correct the way you have been living and do what is right.’ But they just keep saying, ‘We do not care what you say! We will do whatever we want to do! We will continue to behave wickedly and stubbornly!’”) God’s the Potter, He can keep individuals or nations on His potter’s wheel for our training, molding and ultimate. good.

(Proverbs 14:7-12; “Leave the presence of a foolish person, or you will not understand wise counsel. The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deception. Fools mock at reparation, but among the upright there is favor. The heart knows its own bitterness, and with its joy no one else can share. (11) The household of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. (12) There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.”)

Review Genesis 3:, The devil called God a liar, saying, “God knows you will not surely die, for God knows that when you eat from it, “the forbidden fruit” your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil.”) We each inherited a desire like Adam and Eve’s, to know good and evil for ourselves, rather than trust IN our Creator’s Word.

(Gen 3:6-7; “When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. (7) Then the eyes of both of them opened, “to what seemed right to their fleshly nature” and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”) Prior to their disobedience they were innocent of their nakedness. (The Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” (3:11-13; And the Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.” So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”)

God’s Word reveals our inherited nature. At judgment the many will say, “Lord that denomination taught me.”

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