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Welcome To Inward Jew Nation in Christ Communiqué! Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sensitizing U: About our Faith
We, the Inward Jew Nation in Christ (Guyana, South America) believe in a single (Monos) God, the Father of all and Most High God, who is a divine Spirit. [John 4:23-24] Yahweh changes not…. [Malachi 3:6] Again, “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent.” [Numbers 23:18-19]
The religious beliefs and practices and the way of life of the Inward Jew Nation in Christ, Guyana, South America is known by us as In-Jewism. We are a nation in Christ. [1 Peter 2:9-10]
INJEWISM: was coined from the term “Jew inwardly”+ism. (Romans 2:29) And our belief in a single God (Monotheism) is also characteristic of InJewism. The monotheism that characterizes InJewism, with origin in Guyana South America, is our recognition and acceptance of Yahweh our Creator of the Universe as the single object of worship: and “though there be that are called gods, to us there is but One God, the Father, for whom we live and serve, through Christ His Son. [Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6
We believe and practice water baptism by immersion, and in the name of Jesus Christ.” [Acts 2: 38, 10: 44-48, 19:1-6]
Moment of Inward Change Coffee/Juice Break Chat
Beloved Readers, I bring you warm Redeeming Luv Greetings with peace and hope, in Christ. May Yahweh minister to all your needs through Christ our Lord. I am not sure what your time of day might be, but I invite you to share a moment with us together at this TwentySixfth Moment of Inward Change Coffee/Juice Chat.
Let us continue to pray for Haiti, St. Lucia, Bahamas and Florida and the countries that were hit with natural disasters in 2016 so far, as well as, the survivers of the deceased families, and for the improvement of the conditions under which they now live etc.
Beloved, this is an entirely new approach to my outreach program, so welcome to our Twenty Sixth Moment of Inward Change Coffee/Juice Chat. Please reach for your Bible (Sword) and your preference drink, and let’s take some sips before we get the ball rolling. … … Ok, here we go.
My Scripture Texts:
And Jesus came and spake unto them saying:
“All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” [Matthew 28:19-20]
“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, until the day He was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the Apostles whom He hath chosen….”[Acts 1:1-2]
Topic: If baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, as was commanded by the resurrected Lord Jesus the Christ [Matthew 28:19] were His last command on the subject: then baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ, as was effectively taught and practiced by His Spirit filled, Spirit led Apostles should not have been approved by Christ, who continued to give commandments to His chosen Apostles, even after His ascension into heaven.
.Beloved, Yahweh is not the author of confusion. It is rebellious man, who is responsible for all the confusion surrounding him today. Concerning the Scripture, when man through his human spirit attempts to interpret the Scripture out of its specific context, the result is always confusion and division with lasting effects. For example, the feud for centuries among religious groups concerning: (1) Baptism by immersion, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, (2) Baptism by immersion, in the name of Jesus the Christ.
Interestingly, Jesus the Christ, in His glorified body continued His ministry even before and after He ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of God the Father. [Acts 1:1-3] And this scriptural truth was made known to Theophilus, an honorable person, by Dr. Luke, the author of Luke and Acts.[Colossians 4:14] Luke the Physician was also an eyewitness, a convert, and a friend and companion of Paul on His missionary journeys. In his former book, that is, the Book of Luke, to Theophilius, Dr. Luke informed Him “of all that Jesus began to do and to teach, until the time He was taken up (ascended),[Luke 1:3] :and in his latter, Luke informed Theophilius that even after His ascension, the ascended Christ, “through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto His Apostles whom He had chosen.”[ Acts 1:1] Thus from Acts chapter 2, and onwards we read about Christ’s continuing ministry by His Holy Ghost filled, Holy Ghost led chosen Apostles.
Beloved, to strengthen my point that, “even after His ascension, the ascended Christ, “through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto His Apostles whom He had chosen,” I have chosen two Bibles that I considered to be very accurate, and has worldwide renown, namely, the Old King James Version and the 1599 Geneva Bible. Under examination are the following scriptures from both Bibles.
Acts 1:1-3 of the 1599 Geneva Bible says,
Acts 1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
The Acts of the Holy Apostles, Written by Luke the Evangelist
1 26 Matthias is chosen. 18 into Judas the traitor’s place. 15 By Peter’s motion, 14 and give themselves to prayer. 12 to return, 11 being warned by the Angels, 10 The Apostles, 9 Christ being taken into heaven. 1 Luke tieth this history to his Gospel.
1 I have made the [a]former treatise, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began to [b]do and teach,
2 Until the day that he was taken up, after that he through the holy Ghost, had given commandments unto the Apostles, whom he had chosen:
3 [c]To whom also he presented himself alive after that he had suffered, by many [d]infallible tokens, being seen of them by the space of forty days, and speaking of those things which appertained to the kingdom of God.
Acts 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 to whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Beloved, I am going to use my grammatical skills to show that the Ascended Christ, “had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen,” [Acts 1: 1-2; 1599 Geneva Bible; Acts 1:1-2; AKJV]
1 “I have made the [a]former treatise, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began to [b]do and teach,
2 Until the day that he was taken up, after that he through the holy Ghost, had given commandments unto the Apostles, whom he had chosen.” [Acts 1: 1-2; 1599 Geneva Bible]
1 “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen.” [Acts 1:1-2; AKJV]
Beloved, It is noteworthy that in Verse 2 of both the above mentioned translations, the demonstrative pronoun “that,” points to its antecedent which is the noun that goes before it, namely, “day.” Thus to extend the sentence it should read,
“I have made the [a]former treatise, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began to [b]do and teach,
2 Until the day that he was taken up, after that (the day that he was taken up,) he through the holy Ghost, had given commandments unto the Apostles, whom he had chosen.” [Acts 1: 1-2; 1599 Geneva Bible]
1 “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which he was taken up, after that (the day in which he was taken up,) he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen.” [Acts 1:1-2; AKJV]
Beloved, ” In the mouth of two, or three witnesses shall every word stand.” [2 Corinthians 13: 1, (GNV)]
Again, “In the mouth of two, or three witnesses shall every word be established.” [[2 Corinthians 13: 1, (AKJV)]
My point is biblically sound!
Beloved, the scriptures from the two above mentioned versions of the Bible confirm that Christ, after the day He was taken up (ascended), had given commandments unto the Apostles, whom he had chosen. I rest my case.
Bless Yahweh for ever. Let us give Yahweh the highest praise. Hallelujaaaaaaah!!! Amen.
Beloved, Baptism by immersion “in the name of Jesus Christ” [Acts 2:38] was and still is a vital ordinance that was and still is actually being practiced throughout the New Covenant Churches in the First Century and in the twenty First Century today under the command of the same ascended Christ, and His continuing ministry.
Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ revealed
Many hold the view that Baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is correct because the resurrected Lord Jesus the Christ commanded His Disciples to do so. [Matthew 28:19-20]. But what some learned scholars and church leaders overlooked was that Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ was a command of the same resurrected Lord Jesus the Christ, who afterwards ascended into heaven.[Acts 1:1-2, 1:9-11 ]
However, since the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are just titles, the name of these titles should be known. The Holy Ghost, which is the one and same Spirit of the heavenly Father, and the same Spirit which was in Christ, came in the Father’s name. And Jesus the Son of God came in His Father’s name. And the heavenly Father’s name is Yahweh, or Jehovah. The Son of God Hebrew’s name is Yeshua, and from the Greek form of His name the translators more often than not used Jesus.
Beloved, after the out pouring of the promised Holy Spirit [Acts 1:4] upon all flesh on the day of Pentecost the empowered Disciples, who spoke Galileans began to speak with other tongues which were the dialect of all present for the Feast of Pentecost, and they were all amazed. “Some were in doubt saying to one another, “What meaneth this?” While others mocking said, “These men are full of new wine.” [Acts 2:12-13] So Peter, under the command of the ascended Lord Jesus Christ, through the Holy Ghost addressed the audience at Pentecost and told them that His colleagues were not drunk, and that it was too early for that since it was just nine o’ clock in the morning: rather what they witnessed was the confirmation of Prophet Joel’s prophecy. Joel’s prophesy was about the outpouring of Spirit in the last days: and those young women shall prophesy, young men shall see visions, and old men shall dream dreams. Also Joel prophesied that signs and wonders in heaven and earth shall follow, and that “whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”[Acts 2: 17-21]
Peter told the gathering that Jesus of Nazareth was a man approved by God (Yahweh) among them, by the miracles, signs and wonders which He did, but wicked hands crucified and slain Him. However God raised Him from the dead. Next Peter mentioned about the deceased patriarch David, to whom God swore with an oath, “that of the fruit of his lions according to the flesh He would raise up Christ to sit upon his throne.” As a result, David, spoke of the resurrection of Christ before, that His soul was not left in hell, neither His flesh did see corruption.” [Acts 2:30-31] In closing, Peter made it clear to his audience, “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost , He hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear…Therefore let the house of Israel know assuredly , that God hath made that same Jesus , whom ye have crucified both Lord and Christ.” [ Acts 2:14-36]
Peter’s speech at Pentecost had a positive impact on His audience, “who were pricked in their heart,” and said to Peter and the rest of the Apostles, ‘Men and brethren, what shall we do?” [Acts 2:36-37]
Note: Peter’s response to their question as He was led by the Holy Ghost:
“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord God shall call.”[Acts 2:38-39]
Beloved, it is noteworthy that both Peter’s speech and the response to their question were ChristoCentric, meaning that they were centered around Jesus the Christ, as well as the revealed name and method of Baptism, that is, “in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.”[Acts 2: 38] Further, Baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ …” became part of the Apostles’ doctrine and practice throughout the Book of Acts, and the Pauline Epistles.
The significance of Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and you
Baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, was neither a doctrine nor a practice of the Apostles of the First century: rather, Baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ was, still is and will continue to be. Again Baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, “is irrelevant to: the Crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, the Son of Yahweh the Most High. And all those, who have been holding this view and have been baptizing innocent souls in these titles have been erring, and, thus have been totally misled in their interpretation of both the first command of the Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, [Matthew 28:18-19] and His post ascension continuing approval of “Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins,” and, the continuity of the Apostles’ doctrine. [Acts 2:41-42]
Beloved, this aged feud on Baptism, is the root cause of the division between groups. And it can be solved if only we all accept the fact that in any court of Law, it is the last will and testimony of the deceased that stands. And if we accept this, we all can also accept that Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, by His Spirit led chosen Apostles, was the last approved Baptism practiced under the command of Christ as “Head of the body , the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might have the preeminence.” [Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18, ]
I urge you, that instead of rebellion, let us all concede and stand upon the Word of God and obey the rule of the kingdom of God and of Christ on Baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ”. Amen and praise the Lord.
What it means to be Baptized “in the name of Jesus Christ”
Beloved, know and understand that if you are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, that you are baptized into His death. Your personal Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ is symbolic, and therefore means that you are buried with Him by baptism into death: that likewise as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so you the believer should walk in the newness of life.” [Romans 6:3-4] It is written:
What to know; and the effects of being planted together in the likeness of His death, by faith
“For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection: knowing this that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For He that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him: knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.” [Romans 6: 5-9]
Note: One is saved by grace through faith in Christ since his /her faith identifies him/her obviously with Jesus Christ in His death, which gives all assurance of their eternal life― for this is actually what eternal life is about. But yielding Faith is faith exercised with much elasticity by the believer, and this is what classifies all believers with Jesus Christ in His resurrection. Yes, including you if you believe, and all who have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine that was delivered unto us, as is now presented in this post.
A glimpse of the abundant Life in Christ, even as you yield now to the Word of God
Beloved, as Jesus the Christ died unto sin once; but now lives unto God, ―this is the abundant life! In a similar way, by faith, with a new mindset count yourself to be dead to sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. With this new mindset, you will live the exotic new life in Christ! The baptized believer knowing that he is baptized into Jesus Christ, he is baptized unto his death, and therefore he is buried with Him by baptism into death. As a result, as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of God, even so he/she should walk in the newness of life.” [Romans 6: 3-4] The newness of life is a walk by faith. And being save by faith is what indentifies the believer, who is baptized “in the name of Jesus Christ” with Christ in His death. It is written, “In that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God.” [Romans 6: 10] Thus the liberated believer, who by faith walks in the newness of life must see himself/herself as dead unto sin, but alive unto Almighty God, through his union in Christ Jesus. And by presenting himself/herself by faith once for all to Almighty God, to be used by Him, and by obeying His perfect will is actually the abundant life in Christ. [Romans 6: 11-13, 12:1-2] It is written:
“I am the door: by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.” [John 10:9-10]
Beloved, the baptized believer when risen with Christ, [Colossians 3: 1] emerges from the water with a spirit of is expectancy to live an exemplary life similar to that of Christ, for example:
- He/she seek those things which are above (meaning things above his/her previous affection for the world and its lusts)
- He/she seeks heavenly things where Christ sits on the right hand of God, and
- He/she knows that having died to sin, their lives are hid with Christ in God, and when Christ, who is our life shall appear; he/she shall appear with Him in glory. “ [Colossians 1:1-4]
This is your Moment of Inward Change concerning your salvation, and your choice of Baptism, according to the Word
This is your Moment of Inward Change concerning your salvation, and your choice of Baptism whether: Baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, [Matthew 28:19-20] or Baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ.”[Acts 2: 38; Acts 8:12-17, 10: 44-48, Acts 19: 1-7]
This is a lifetime decision you must take seriously. If you have never been baptized and you are desirous of doing so: the Word of God in this post will help you to make the right decision concerning baptism by immersion in the titles Father, Son and Holy Ghost: or Baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ.”
But if you have been baptized already in the name of the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, know that the chosen Apostles of Christ did not baptize anyone in those Titles, and that form of baptism is not the Apostolic Doctrine of the First Century Saints in Christ. You may consider being baptised “in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins,” according to the Word of God. [Acts 2:38]
If God has spoken to you through His Word in this post, or in any other similar post on your soul salvation and Baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ” here is another opportunity for you to obey His voice. Will you please God, rather than man?
May you follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and make the right decisions, in Jesus’ name, is my prayer. Amen and praise the Lord.
Well, our time is up!
Well our time is up! It was a pleasure sharing with you spiritual things on Moment of Inward Change Coffee Break/Juice Chat. See you at our next MIC Coffee Break Chat, with Redeeming Luv. May God richly bless you. Shalom.
Yours in His love,