ONE GOD ONE PEOPLE - AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS

Dedication

Preface

Introduction:"ONE GOD!! ONE PEOPLE!! "

  1. GOD, MAN, SPIRIT

  2. SIN, SALVATION AND PRAYER

  3. GOD'S PLAN FOR HIS PEOPLE

  4. THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD

  5. WHY SHOULD THE LORD JESUS SUFFER AND DIE FOR SINNERS ?

  6. CHRISTIANS, END-TIME, MILLENNIUM, JUDGMENT, HELL AND KINGDOM OF GOD

  7. THE HOLY BIBLE AND TRUE WORSHIP

  8. REVELATION ABOUT ETERNAL LIGHT AND ETERNAL KINGDOM

  9. BESTOWAL OF DIVINE EXPERIENCE

  10. GOD'S MINISTERS OR SERVANTS

  11. FOODS, GREETINGS AND FESTIVALS

  12. BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER OR HOLY COMMUNION

  13. THE LORD'S CHURCH

  14. CHRISTIANITY

  15. THE LAST DAY

  16. GOD IS WONDERFUL ! GOD IS TERRIBLE ! GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE !

A Prayer of Adoration

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REVELATION ABOUT ETERNAL LIGHT AND ETERNAL KINGDOM

1. QURAN ON LORD JESUS

1.1 QURAN INSTRUCTS NOT TO DOUBT JESUS
The Quran is the religious book of the Muslims. The Quran says that the Truth comes from thy LORD alone; so be not of those who doubt about JESUS. From the Quran we come to know that GOD chose and purified Mary and HE gave her glad tidings (glad news) of a WORD from HIM: HIS name will be CHRIST JESUS. 

The Holy Bible says,

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was GOD. And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld HIS glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the FATHER,) full of grace and truth.”
St. John 1:1, 14

‘Was made flesh’ means ‘became flesh’.

“...GOD was manifest in the flesh, ...”
I Timothy 3:16

“All things were made by HIM; and without HIM was not any thing made that was made.”
St. John 1:3

“Who is the image of the invisible GOD, the firstborn of every creature: For by HIM were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by HIM, and for HIM: And HE is before all things, and by HIM all things consist.” 
Colossians 1:15-17

‘Firstborn of’ means ‘First in rank over’.

“Who being the brightness of HIS glory, and the express image of HIS person, and upholding all things by the word of HIS power, ...”
Hebrews 1:3

From these facts, anyone can understand that the GOD, the Word is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. HE came into this world, as a seed of a woman, by the word of HIS power.

1.2 QURAN CONFIRMS THE HOLY BIRTH OF JESUS

Again, the Quran of Islam tells about the most holy and wonderful birth of JESUS CHRIST our LORD. HE was born from the womb of the blessed Virgin (the Virgin Mary), a woman, pure and chaste. HE was born of a special miracle. The virgin birth of JESUS CHRIST was a special miracle. The most holy child JESUS led a most holy life. HE had not married. HE had no wife and children. HE lived as a sage and hermit. HIS life was a very pure life. HIS life was a wonderful life. HIS life was a sinless life. HE had committed no sin. HE was fully strengthened with the Holy Spirit. HE was filled with holiness.

“...Ye shall be holy: for I the lord your god am holy.”
Leviticus 19:2

Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST asks,

“Which of you convinceth (convicts) ME of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe ME?”
St. John 8:46

 

1.3 QURAN TELLS ABOUT THE MIRACLES OF JESUS

Also the Quran tells about the great miracles done by JESUS CHRIST. HE made the dead rise to life; HE healed the lepers and those born blind.

“The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.”
St. Matthew 11:5

1.4 QURAN TELLS ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS

Again, the Quran tells about the second coming of JESUS CHRIST to give judgment. HE is the one who went to heaven after performing great miracles. HE is the one who is to come to the world from heaven. Anyone who is against HIM is a cursed one. Anyone who is against HIM will get a humiliating punishment in hell. The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the most righteous judge and HE will be coming to give HIS righteous judgment to all sinners. On the day of HIS judgment, all sinners will be cast into the terrible hell. 

“Behold, HE cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see HIM, and they also which pierced HIM: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of HIM. Even so, Amen.”  Revelation 1:7

2. GOD IS LIGHT AND SALVATION

The Holy Bible says, 

“...GOD is light, and in HIM is no darkness at all.”                              
 I John 1:5

This verse clearly signifies that GOD is perfect and good; and there is no sin or evil in HIM. Thus, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is perfect and good; and there is no sin or evil in HIM. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; ...”
Psalm 27:1

In this verse, David, the king of Israel expressed his confident trust about GOD. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is our light and salvation.

2.1 JESUS CHRIST IS THE TRUE LIGHT
The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the true light.

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”
St. John 1:9

JESUS CHRIST came as a light to shine in this dark world.

Our LORD JESUS CHRIST has said,

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on ME should not abide in darkness.” 
St. John 12:46

The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the true light came into the world to give light to every man. Everyone who does evil hates the light because of the fear that his deeds will be exposed. Men loved darkness instead of light, because their deeds were evil.

“For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life. For GOD sent not HIS SON into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through HIM might be saved. He that believeth on HIM is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of GOD. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought
in
GOD.” St. John 3:16-21

From these facts, everyone can understand that the GOD, the true light is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. That is, the true light is the TRUE GOD; the true light is the ONE GOD; the true light is the ONLY ONE GOD; the true light is the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

In this connection, it is necessary for everyone, to know the facts about the true Light, with reference to the Holy Bible.

2.2 LIGHT OF GOD

The light of GOD is the light of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. In HIM is life; and the life is the light of men. Light shines in darkness; and the darkness has not understood it. Darkness represents those who are living in darkness or sin and those who live in the shadow of second death or hell.

" In HIM was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." St. John 1:4-5

Hence, the LORD JESUS CHRIST has shown us light.

" GOD is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: ..." Psalm 118:27

In our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's light we see light.

" ...In THY light shall we see light." Psalm 36:9

The light of the LORD JESUS CHRIST's most holy face shines upon us.

" GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause HIS face to shine upon us." Psalm 67:1

2.3 GOD'S WORD GIVES LIGHT

Also, the word of our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST gives light. HIS word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. The entrance of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Order my steps in Thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” 
Psalm 119:105, 130, 133

2.4 LORD JESUS IS LIGHT AND SALVATION

Again, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the light and salvation.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm  27:1
So, let us walk in the light of the LORD and in HIS salvation.

2.5 JOHN, THE BAPTIST BEARS WITNESS

There was a man sent from GOD, whose name was John the Baptist.  Arabic name for  ‘John’ is ‘Yahya’. The same came for a witness, to bear witness about the true light. He was not that light, but he was sent from GOD to bear witness of the light, to bear witness about the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the true light, to bear witness about the TRUE GOD, the true light. 

The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the true light gives light to every man. HE was in the world and the world did not recognize HIM. HE came unto HIS own, and HIS own people did not accept HIM. Only a few would welcome HIM. But to all who receive HIM, and believe in HIS name, HE gives the right to become children of GOD. They are reborn, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, not a physical rebirth from human passion or plan but from the will of GOD.

“There was a man sent from GOD, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. HE (the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST) was in the world, and the world was made by HIM, and the world knew HIM not. HE came unto HIS own, and HIS own received HIM not. 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: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of GOD.”
St. John 1:6-13

2.6 GLORY OF LORD JESUS IS GLORY OF TRUE GOD

The glory of the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the same as the glory of the ONLY TRUE GOD, full of grace and truth. 
“...(And we beheld HIS glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the FATHER,) full of grace and truth.”
St. John 1:14

So, all of you must arise and shine; let your light shine for all the nations to see and the glory of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is streaming from you.
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.”
Isaiah 60:1

2.7 JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

The glory of the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the same as the glory of the ONLY TRUE GOD, full of grace and truth. 

“...(And we beheld HIS glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the FATHER,) full of grace and truth.”
St. John 1:14

So, all of you must arise and shine; let your light shine for all the nations to see and the glory of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is streaming from you.
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.”
Isaiah 60:1

2.8 LIGHT OF LIFE

Again, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the light of the world. So, if you follow HIM, you will never stumble through the darkness, for the light of life will flood your path. See St. John 8:12. 

2.9 FINAL JUDGE

One who rejects the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST and does not accept HIS words: that very word, which HE spoke, will judge him in the last day. HIS commandment is life everlasting. HIS commandment will lead to everlasting life in heaven, the kingdom of GOD.
 
JESUS cried and said, He that believeth on ME, believeth not on ME, but on HIM that sent ME. And he that seeth ME seeth HIM that sent ME. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on ME should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear MY words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth ME, and receiveth not MY words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of MYSELF; but the FATHER which sent ME, HE gave ME a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the FATHER said unto ME, so I speak.”
St. John 12:44-50

2.10 WHO WILL NOT PERISH ?

Whosoever believes in JESUS CHRIST will not perish, but have eternal or everlasting life in heaven, the kingdom of GOD.

“That whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have eternal life. For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.”                         

2.11 JESUS CAME TO SAVE

The LORD JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save sinners, but HE never came to condemn the world.
Whoever does right comes to the light, and has everlasting life.  And whoever does evil hates the light, and meets eternal doom.

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that CHRIST JESUS came into the world to save sinners; ...”  

2.12 JESUS IS ETERNAL LIFE

The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD and eternal life. HE gives eternal life to HIS people.
“And we know that the SonofGOD (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know HIM that is true, and we are in HIM that is true, even in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. This (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) is the true GOD, and eternal life.” 

2.13 THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST

The light of the glorious gospel of CHRIST, who is the exact image of GOD, is shining in the hearts of the believers. GOD who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, made HIS light shine in our hearts, to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of GOD in the face of JESUS CHRIST.

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of CHRIST, who is the image of GOD, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but CHRIST JESUS the LORD; and ourselves your servants for JESUS’ sake. For GOD, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of GOD in the face of JESUS CHRIST. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of GOD, and not of us.”
II Corinthians 4:3-7

2.14 JESUS, THE PRECIOUS LIGHT
Now, to those who believe JESUS CHRIST, the true light, HE is very precious. HE is more precious than anything else.  

“Unto you therefore which believe (Therefore, to you who believe) HE is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner.”
I Peter 2:7

“Therefore thus saith the LORD GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.”
Isaiah 28:16

2.15 JESUS, THE MARVELLOUS LIGHT

Those who believe in JESUS CHRIST are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, a people belonging to GOD; a people changed by the mercy of GOD; that they should declare the praises of HIM who has called them out of darkness into HIS marvellous and wonderful light.  

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of HIM who hath called you out of darkness into HIS marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of GOD: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” 
I Peter 2:9-10

2.16 JESUS, THE GREAT LIGHT
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is not the derived light. HE is the absolute light. HE is the great light.

“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up (has dawned).” 
St. Matthew 4:16

Our LORD JESUS CHRIST's ministry for the kingdom of heaven began not with earthly power but with divine heavenly power and with divine heavenly light. As HE is the light of life (St. John 1:4), HE HIMSELF is shining upon those sitting in sinful darkness and in the shadow of death, the second death or the hell-fire and they begin to see that light dawning upon them.

Again, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the Sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2). HE is the rising Sun or the Dayspring from on high to shine upon those sitting in sinful darkness and in the shadow of second death, to guide our feet into the way of peace (St. Luke 1:78-79). HE is our divine heavenly Guide to guide us to HIS kingdom, the kingdom of heaven.

2.17 JESUS, THE WORD OF GOD IS THE LAMP AND THE LIGHT
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Word of GOD is the Lamp and the Light (St. John 1:1; Psalm 119:105). HE is the lamp to HIS believers' feet and the light to HIS believers' pathway of life.

THY Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” 
Psalm 119:105

2.18 JESUS, THE REVIVING LIGHT
The LORD GOD says, Awake, O sleeper and arise from the dead, and CHRIST will give you light and HE will shine on you. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the reviving light to HIS people.

“Wherefore HE saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and CHRIST shall give thee light.” 

2.19 THE LIGHT IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the light of GOD. HE is the light of the living GOD. HE is the light in the land of the living.

“In GOD will I praise HIS word: in the LORD will I praise HIS word. In GOD have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me, O GOD: I will render praises unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before GOD in the light of the living?”
Psalm 56:10-13

2.20 JESUS, THE ETERNAL LIGHT
The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the eternal light; HE is the everlasting light. The everlasting light has the everlasting glory. Hence, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the everlasting light and everlasting glory to HIS people. No longer will they need the sun or moon to give them light.

“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy GOD thy glory.”
Isaiah 60:19

The eternality of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is described as from everlasting to everlasting.

“...Even from everlasting to everlasting, THOU art GOD.”
Psalm 90:2

2.21JESUS, GOD OF THE LIVING
Our GOD is not the GOD of the dead, but the GOD of the living. The dead are those who were dead in their transgressions and sins.

“For HE is not a GOD of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto HIM.”
St. Luke 20:38
“And you hath HE quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.”
Ephesians 2:1
‘Quickened’ means ‘made alive’.

2.22 JESUS, THE ONLY DELIVERER

The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the living GOD is the ONLY ONE who delivers our soul from eternal death (hell), our eyes from eternal tears, and our feet from eternal falling. HE is the Only Deliverer. All the goodness of the LORD will be given to HIS people and they will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

“For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.”

 

2.23 JESUS, THE ONLY SAVIOUR

Now, everyone should know that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Only Saviour of mankind. HE is the Only Saviour of the whole world. Salvation is found only in our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD. There is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Salvation for Jews and gentiles alike is only through the name of JESUS CHRIST. 

“Neither is there salvation in any other (other than JESUS CHRIST): for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

2.24 JESUS, THE ONLY REDEEMER

Now, everyone must know that JESUS CHRIST is the only Redeemer of mankind. HE is the only Redeemer of the whole world. No one can be redeemed by perishable and corruptible things, from the empty way of life received by tradition. And no one can be redeemed by any corrupted person. But, everyone can be redeemed only by the precious lifeblood of JESUS CHRIST, the Lamb without blemish and without spot. Truly, HE was foreordained and chosen long before the creation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for our sake. the price of redemption is the precious lifeblood of JESUS CHRIST. The price of redemption is the most holy blood of JESUS CHRIST.

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (conduct) received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by HIM do believe in GOD, that raised HIM up from the dead, and gave HIM glory; that your faith and hope might be in GOD.”
I  Peter 1:18-21

2.25 JESUS, THE PROPITIATION

It is not our love for GOD, but HIS love for us when HE sent HIS SON as propitiation for our sins. Thus, GOD showed HIS great love towards us. Whoever, does not love GOD does not know GOD, because GOD is love.

“He that loveth not knoweth not GOD; for GOD is love. In this was manifested the love of GOD toward us, because that GOD sent HIS only begotten SON into the world, that we might live through HIM. Herein is love, not that we loved GOD, but that HE loved us, and sent HIS SON to be the propitiation for our sins.”
I John 4:8-10

Propitiation is an atoning sacrifice. Our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST is an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Thus HE is the propitiation for our sins; and HE is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world.

“And HE is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
I John 2:2

 
3. OUR LIFE IN THIS WORLD
3.1 HOW SHOULD WE WALK ?

“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.” 
Psalm 89:15 

Therefore, everyone should live and walk in the light of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's most holy presence. They will be the blessed.  In HIS most holy presence they will rejoice all day long. If we walk always in the light of GOD, as HE is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of JESUS CHRIST purifies us from all sin. If we say that we have fellowship with HIM, but go on living in evil darkness and sin, we lie, and do not live by the truth. If we say that we have no sin, and continue to commit sins, we are only fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we accept the truth and confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. This is because our LORD JESUS died to wash away our sins.

“This then is the message which we have heard of HIM, and declare unto you, that GOD is light, and in HIM is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with HIM, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as HE is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of JESUS CHRIST HIS SON cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
I John 1:5-9

Don't be fooled by those who try to deceive you with vain words, for because of such things comes the terrible wrath of GOD upon the children of disobedience. Therefore do not be partners with them.  Don't associate yourselves with such people. Walk as children of light. Have no part in the worthless and fruitless pleasures of evil and darkness, but rather rebuke and reprove and reject them; and walk in light.
“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of GOD upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the LORD: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the LORD. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
Ephesians 5:6-11

Everyone should be followers of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST as dear children and they should walk in love.

“Be ye therefore followers of GOD, as dear children; and walk in love, ...”
Ephesians 5:1-2

Everyone should walk in wisdom by understanding the will of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the LORD is.”
Ephesians 5:15-17

Everyone should live in the Spirit; and everyone should walk in the Spirit; and everyone should build up himself/herself on his/her most holy faith in GOD; and everyone should pray in the Holy Spirit.

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
Galatians 5:25
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit).”
Jude 20

No one should separate himself/herself from GOD. No one should separate himself/herself from HIS true servants of GOD. No one should separate himself/herself from HIS apostles' doctrine. No one should walk after his/her own ungodly lusts. No one should be sensual, having not the Spirit.
“But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of (by) the apostles of our LORD JESUS CHRIST; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.”
Jude 17-19

 
4. HEAVEN, THE ETERNAL KINGDOM

Heaven is the eternal kingdom. Heaven is the everlasting kingdom.  Heaven, the eternal kingdom is the kingdom prepared by GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST from the foundation of the world for HIS people, the blessed.

 “…Come, ye blessed of MY FATHER, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
St. Matthew 25:34

Heaven is the most glorious kingdom of GOD. Heaven is the most beautiful kingdom of GOD. Heaven is the most wonderful kingdom of GOD. Heaven is the most joyful kingdom of GOD. Heaven is the divine world of GOD. Heaven is the celestial world of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Praise The LORD! Alleluia

4.1 REVELATION TO JOHN
The most glorious revelation of JESUS CHRIST to HIS beloved disciple John, the apostle reveals the eternal or everlasting state. John saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the present heaven and the present earth were melted away; and there was no more sea. And he saw the holy city the new Jerusalem, coming down from GOD out of heaven. It shone with the glory of GOD and its light was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. The holy city the new Jerusalem is otherwise called the kingdom of GOD or the kingdom of heaven.   

 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from GOD out of heaven, ... Having the glory of GOD: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.”
Revelation 21:1-2, 11
 
And John saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem. The holy city had a great and high wall with twelve gates and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the holy city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Lamb. The holy city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. The wall was made of jasper, and the holy city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundation of the holy city walls was adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprasus, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the holy city was of pure gold, like transparent glass. See Revelation 21:12-21.

And John heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the dwelling of GOD is with men, and HE will dwell with them, and they will be HIS people, and GOD HIMSELF will be with them, and be their GOD. And GOD will wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there will be no more death nor mourning nor crying nor pain, for the former things are passed away and gone for ever.

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of GOD is with men, and HE will dwell with them, and they shall be HIS people, and GODHIMSELF shall be with them, and be their GOD. And GOD shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Revelation 21:3-4

And John saw the throne of the LORD; and HE that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And HE said unto John, "Write: for these words are true and faithful". Then HE said unto John: "It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  To him who is thirsty, I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely. He who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his GOD and he will be MY son. But the cowards, and the unbelievers, and the abominable, and the murderers, and the whoremongers (the sexually immoral), and the sorcerers (those who practise magic arts), and the idolaters and all liars, will be doomed in the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death".

“And HE said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his GOD, and he shall be MY son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Revelation 21:6-8

John did not see any temple in the holy city, since the LORD GOD Almighty and the Lamb are worshipped everywhere. The LORD GOD Almighty and the Lamb means the LORD JESUS CHRIST the Almighty GOD. The holy city does not need the sun or the moon to shine in it, for the glory of the LORD GOD Almighty, gives it light. The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Lamb gives it light. The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Lamb is the light thereof. The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Almighty GOD is the light thereof. And the nations of them who are saved will walk in the light of it, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory and honour into it. And on no day will the gates of it be shut at all, for there will be no night there. The glory and honour of the nations will be brought into it. There shall by no means enter into it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination, or makes a lie: but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.

“And I saw no temple therein: for the LORD GOD Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of GOD did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
Revelation 21:22-27

The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the brightness of GOD's glory, and the exact image of HIS being.

“Who being the brightness of HIS glory, and the express image of HIS person, and upholding all things by the word of HIS power, when HE had by HIMSELF purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” 
Hebrews 1:3

The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the exact image of the invisible and immortal GOD and HE lives in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. HE is the blessed and only Ruler, the KING of kings and LORD of lords, to whom be honour and everlasting power.

“Which in HIS times HE shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the KING of kings, and LORD of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”
I Timothy 6:15-16

The LORD JESUS CHRIST lives for ever. Therefore HE is able to save completely for ever, all those who come to HIM. HE ever lives to make intercession for them since HE has paid for their sins with HIS precious blood.

“Wherefore HE is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto GOD by HIM, seeing HE ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
Hebrews 7:25

Thus the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD is the way, the truth, and the life. Eternal or everlasting life is obtained only from the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, to reach the kingdom of heaven.
JESUS saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the FATHER, but by ME.”                       
St. John 14:6
 ‘The FATHER’ means ‘GOD the FATHER’ or ‘the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF’. 

The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the light unto all. HE is the life unto all. HE is the eternal light unto all. HE is the eternal life unto all. And John saw a river of pure water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of GOD and the Lamb. GOD and the Lamb means the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Almighty GOD. In the middle of the street of the holy city, and on either side of the river of water of life, there was the tree of life, bearing twelve manner of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree of life were for the healing of the nations. There will be no more evil or curse. The throne of GOD and the Lamb will be in the holy city; and HIS servants will serve HIM. They will see HIS face and HIS name will be on their foreheads; and they will reign for ever and ever. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

“And HE shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of GOD and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of GOD and of the Lamb shall be in it; and HIS servants shall serve HIM: And they shall see HIS face; and HIS name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the LORDGOD giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”
Revelation 22:1-5

And the LORD JESUS CHRIST said unto John:

“Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. And, behold, I come quickly; and MY reward is with ME, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” 
Revelation 22:7, 12-13

The coming of the LORD JESUS CHRIST is very soon. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST declares:
Surely I come quickly.”
Revelation 22:20

For this declaration of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, John said,
 “Amen. Even so, come, LORD JESUS.” 
Revelation  22:20 

5. AGASTHIYAR, THE HINDU SAGE'S REVELATION

5.1 ON TRUE WORSHIP

Many Tamilian sages and mystics have sung about JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD. Agasthiyar was the greatest literary genius of the Tamil literature and a saint who lived as a sage in the first century A.D. He was one of the first to devise a grammar for the Tamil language. It was he who gave the first ever definition of the word, grammar in Tamil. He defined grammar of a language as the essence of the literary works of that language, just as gingelly oil is the essence that is pressed out and extracted out of the sesame seeds. Many of his works have been destroyed by the swell of the ocean in the early centuries in the greater Tamil continent. Many have been untraceable and only very few have been passed on to posterity. In the 23rd song of his book 'Agasthiyar Gnanam30' (Agasthiyar's Wisdom Thirty) in Tamil, Agasthiyar, the Tamilian sage after attaining divinity and gaining knowledge about JESUS CHRIST, says,

Worship The ONE who is the Light of the world
The ONE who created the world in a second
The ONE who created the virtuous people in the world
The ONE who came in this world to be a Master, after creating  [the people
The ONE who lived as a sage, without a wife to care about
The ONE who taught the world, the way of meditation
And The ONE who left HIS loving disciples behind in this world
take refuge in The ONE who ascended into Heaven.”

In his writings it is clearly expressed whom we should worship and whom we should take refuge in. The sage Agasthiyar says that we should worship and take refuge in the ONE who came as the light of the world. we have seen that our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the light of the world and HE is the eternal light or the everlasting light. 
Further, the Holy Bible of Christians says that JESUS CHRIST came into the world as the true light.

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”
St. John 1:9

The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the ONE who created the world in a fraction of a second. When HE said 'Let there be', there was the world. Then HE created the man, Adam and the woman, Eve filled with virtuousness. As they committed sin by violating GOD's commandments, they became sinners. Thus, their generations became sinners. Therefore JESUS CHRIST, the TRUE GOD HIMSELF grew in the womb of a virgin, by HIS power and was born in this world to save and redeem sinners. HE lived in this world as a perfect and virtuous Master. HE came as a heavenly Master from heaven. HE had twelve disciples. HE had no wife and children. HE had no one to care about HIM. The worldly man needs wife, children and family life. But the holy GOD, the most High, who is above all things, needs no wife, children and family life. HE lived as a perfect sage. HE had beard, as the symbol of a sage.

“I gave MY back to the smiters, and MY cheeks to them that plucked off the hair (plucked out the beard): I hid not MY face from shame and spitting.”
 Isaiah 50:6

The LORD JESUS CHRIST lived with noble qualities that were inborn and innate in HIM. HE was the embodiment of divine qualities.  The LORD JESUS CHRIST has taught how to worship GOD and how to pray to GOD and how to meditate on GOD. HE suffered and died for sinners. HE resurrected HIMSELF on the third day. After HIS resurrection, HE was in this world for forty days. Then HE ascended into heaven, leaving HIS loving sages (disciples) in this world. Thus, Agasthiyar clearly explains whom we should worship and whom we should take refuge in.

There can be no doubt over the fact that JESUS CHRIST who is revealed in the Holy Bible as the ONLY TRUE GOD, is the GOD revealed by Agasthiyar. Agasthiyar lived during the first century, i.e., A.D. 1-100. Therefore, it is unfair to say that Christianity is the religion of white men (the English men) and despise it. Christianity is the only true way to heaven and it is the only way of the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. 

5.2 ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN

Agasthiyar says that the LORD of heaven or GOD is the only One. Man should worship the ONLY GOD and walk only on HIS divine way.  He must keep the ten commandments, told in the Holy Bible. He also says that man should seek and follow GOD's servants who are modest in what they eat, who live without pride by oppressing all their lusts and ambitions, who reveal GOD and HIS divine love and who preach GOD. Man must follow the holy servants of GOD, and live a holy life obtaining deliverance from all impurities of the soul.
No one has any doubt about the fact that the ten commandments advocated by Agasthiyar are the ten commandments given in the Holy Bible, the truthful book of the LORD. See Exodus 20:2-17. Those commandments are:

  1. I am the LORD thy GOD. Thou shalt have no other gods before (besides) ME.
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy GOD in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh HIS name in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that the days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  8. Thou shalt not steal.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.

Furthermore, Agasthiyar says that for receiving the favour and grace of GOD, one should always pray to GOD and keep HIS ten commandments. He should live free from the sins of coveting woman and of filthy lusts. Again, Agasthiyar says that we can reach the holy feet of the heavenly GOD only by praying to GOD and by weeping to GOD. He says that only when a man confesses his sins with tears, he is freed from all inner impurities of his heart and attains holiness. Agasthiyar says about many people who became the devils of hell without obtaining such a sinless and holy experience in life. He also says about many people who are getting ready to inherit hell by keeping many false religious doctrines.
For reaching heaven, says Agasthiyar, one need not have a bath or take a bath, in a river or lake or sea or in some other places; one need not stand on his head; one need not offer flowers; one need not make a fire and jump into it; one need not give useless alms and one need not keep useless rituals. Agasthiyar says also that man should not be a slave to devils by worshipping devils. He should be wise to understand that Satan or the devil, who is the enemy of GOD, deceives people and brings great misery to them. To reach heaven and live joyfully there, says Agasthiyar, we should confess our sins with tears and weeping and pray to GOD and attain holiness in soul. We should be resolute and steadfast in godliness. We should pray to GOD always for inheriting heaven. He says that we should worship the ONLY TRUE GOD who is the source of all good things. We should always praise, honour and glorify GOD. He concludes his book of wisdom saying,

I have contained everything into thirty songs,
I have sung according to what my Master of Heaven said.”

Without any doubt the heavenly Master of Agasthiyar is the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD. Further, the sage Pohan, one of the eighteen disciples of Agasthiyar and the Tamil poetess and sage Avvaiar and some others also have sung about JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

Further, our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Eternal Master; HE is the Good Master. In Hinduism, Guru means Master; Sanatana-Guru means the Eternal Master; Sad-Guru means the Good Master; Sanatana-Jagad-Guru means the Eternal Guru of the world. Now, Sanatana-Guru is the ONE who is the Creator, the Controller, and the Withdrawer of the universe, and is the ONE who gives the divine knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. HIS presence is every-where and HE guides and teaches us. The perfect and unique description of the One and Only Eternal Guru is depicted in Colossians 1:15-17.

Again, the Hindu Gayatri Mantra (prayer) states: "Oh GOD, you are the giver of life, remover of pain and sorrow, the bestower of happiness. Oh! Creator of the universe, may we receive your supreme sin-destroying light, may you guide our intellect in the right direction." The One and Only Eternal Guru or Eternal Master JESUS CHRIST is the sin-destroying Light and the real giver of Life (St. John 8:12).

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 The LORD's Church - Beginning Pentecostal Truth Church .
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