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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FOODS, GREETINGS AND FESTIVALS


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1. CLEAN AND UNCLEAN FOODS

Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. And ye shall be holy unto ME: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed (separated) you from other people, that ye should be MINE.”
Leviticus 20:25-26 

As the LORD GOD is holy, HIS people must be holy. They should be holy in their body and in their spirit and in their soul. They should not defile themselves with any manner of unclean creatures. If they eat any unclean creature, then their body will not be holy. If their body is not holy, then their spirit and their soul will not be holy. If they eat any unclean creature, then their body will be defiled. If their body is defiled, then their spirit and their soul will be defiled. Hence, they should not eat any abominable thing. They should avoid every kind of evil. They should test everything, and hold on to the good.

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” I Thessalonians 5:21-22

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy GOD, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto HIMSELF, above all the nations that are upon the earth. Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing. These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, the hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.”
Deuteronomy 14:2-5
“...Your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.” 
 I Thessalonians 5:23

 

1.1 9 RESTRICTIONS

There are nine restrictions in the eating of foods. So, everyone should know about these restrictions.

1.       The beasts, the creeping things, the birds and THE FISHES in the waters that anyone may eat and that anyone may not eat

The Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures clearly says about the foods permitted and forbidden by GOD. 

“...these are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is un-clean unto you. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you. And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you. Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind. But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you. And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even. And whosoever beareth aught of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean. And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even. And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you. These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole. These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.” Leviticus 11:2-31

“And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the  earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination. Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby. For I am the LORD your GOD: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Leviticus 11:41-44

“This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth: To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.”
Leviticus 11:46-47

Everyone should eat the permitted foods. No one should eat the forbidden foods. Now, the spiritual food (the word of GOD) is more essential than these permitted foods. The permitted foods will perish. But the spiritual food will endure to everlasting life.

“Labour not for the meat (food) which perisheth, but for that meat (food) which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) shall give unto you: for HIM hath GOD the FATHER sealed.”
St. John 6:27
‘GOD the FATHER is the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF’.

It is good for our hearts to be established by grace, not by foods, which are of no profit to those who eat them.

“…For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats (foods), which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.”
Hebrews 13:9

2.       No one should eat the blood of any manNER of Flesh

the Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures clearly forbids the eating of blood.  

“and whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood: ... No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.”
Leviticus 17:10-14

The life of the flesh is in the blood. The blood is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. One who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten, he should pour out its blood and cover it with dust. Anyone who eats the blood of any animal or bird will be cut off. Anyone who eats the blood of any beast will be cut off.  Hence, all are forbidden to eat the blood of any manner of flesh.

3.       No one should eat anything that dies of itself, or is torn by beasts

the Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures clearly forbids the eating of anything that dies of itself, or is torn by beasts.

“that which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD.”  Leviticus 22:8

“And ye shall be holy men unto ME: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.” Exodus 22:31

4.       Those who eat the flesh of pigs (swine), rats (mice), aborted children, and OTHER abominable things will be CONSUMED together

The Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures clearly forbids the eating of swine, rats and other abominable things.

“...eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.”
 Isaiah 66:17
‘Be consumed together’ means ‘come to an end together’.

“...Which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to ME; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in MY nose, a fire that burneth all the day. Behold, it is written before ME: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom.”
 Isaiah 65:4-6

Abortion¾the act of causing a pregnancy to end early, in order to prevent the baby from developing and being born alive, is a sin. Miscarriage¾the act of giving birth to a baby before it is fully developed and able to survive, is a sin. The intentional ending of another's life is a sin against GOD's commandment. 

“Thou shalt not kill.”  Exodus 20:13

Eating the flesh of the aborted babies is an abominable thing.  Eating the flesh of human beings is an abominable thing. Hence no one should eat the flesh of the aborted children. No one should eat the flesh of human beings. Those who eat the flesh of aborted children, and other human beings will be consumed together. Those who eat the flesh of pigs (swine), rats (mice), and other abominable things will be consumed together. The flesh of serpents, lizards, tortoises, turtles, terrapins, crocodiles, crabs, snails, clams, mussels, oysters, etc., are abominable things. Those who eat the flesh of these abominable things will be consumed together.

5.       GOD’S name should be hallowed by HIS people

the LORD GOD's most holy name should not be dishonoured by the eating of any manner of flesh. Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.

“...Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.”  Deuteronomy 14:21

Do not kill a cow or a female sheep with her young on the same day for ordinary food consumption (Leviticus 22:28). Do not take the mother bird with her young (or eggs) from the nest (Deuteronomy 22:6-7). In all these things, the main purpose is that our LORD GOD's most holy name should be hallowed by HIS people. 

“...Our FATHER which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” St. Matthew 6:9

6.       The vision of Peter¾NOT TO CHANGE THE DIETARY LAWS

Cornelius was a Roman centurion. He was in Caesarea. He and all his family were devout and GOD-fearing. He gave generously to those who were in need and prayed to GOD always. 

One day at about the ninth hour (the ninth hour is 3 p.m.), he saw a vision. He clearly saw an angel of GOD, who came to him and said,
“Cornelius.” Acts 10:3

When he looked at him, he was afraid, and said,

“What is it, LORD?” Acts 10:4

And the angel said to him,

“Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before GOD. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.”
Acts 10:4-6

When the angel had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and one of his devout soldiers who waited on him continually. He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.  

The next day, they were on their journey and while approaching the city it was about the sixth hour (the sixth hour is 12 noon). So, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray. Then he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but as they were preparing the meal, he fell into a trance. And he saw the following vision:

“And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, LORD; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What GOD hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.”
Acts 10:11-16

Spiritual meaning of  'kill'  is 'to offer or sacrifice¾to present people a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to GOD (Romans 12:1)'. Spiritual meaning of  'eat'  is 'to associate with and make fellowship with people (Acts 10:28)'.

Now while Peter was thinking about what this vision, which he had seen should mean, the men who were sent by Cornelius had enquired about Simon's house, and stood before the gate. They called out; asking whether Simon who was surnamed Peter was staying there.
“While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth GOD, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from GOD by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.”
Acts 10:19-22

Then Peter invited them into the house to be his guests. And the next day Peter went away with them, and six brethren from Joppa accompanied him. And the next day they entered into Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his kinsmen and close friends. 

As Peter entered into the house, Cornelius met him, fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up and said,
“Stand up; I myself also am a man.”
Acts 10:26

Talking with him, Peter went in, and found a large gathering of people. And Peter said to them,

“Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but GOD hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?”
Acts 10:28-29

Hence, anyone can clearly understand that the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has never shown this vision to Peter to change the Old Testament dietary laws. So, no one should change the Old Testament dietary laws.

7.       What is the meaning of the vision of Peter? ¾ GOD haS NEVER CHANGED THE DIETARY LAWS

In the vision of Peter, there came a voice to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat". But Peter said, "Not so, LORD; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean". And the voice spoke to him again the second time, "What GOD hath cleansed, that call not thou common". Now, Peter himself has explained the meaning of this vision to Cornelius and his kinsmen and his close friends as follows:

“Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but GOD hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.”
Acts 10:28

The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF has shown this vision to Peter that he should not call any man impure or unclean; that he should not call particularly the Gentiles impure or unclean. And HE has not shown this vision to Peter that he should kill and eat all kinds of four-footed animals, and wild animals, and creeping things of the earth, and all kinds of birds of the air, both clean and unclean. 

No one should eat all kinds of unclean four-footed animals and wild animals, and all kinds of creeping things of the earth, and all kinds of unclean birds of the air. The LORD GOD has clearly differentiated the clean and unclean food. The LORD GOD has clearly differentiated the clean and unclean creatures. The LORD GOD has clearly commanded not to eat the unclean creatures. The LORD GOD has not cleansed all creatures for food.
By the vision of Peter, the LORD GOD has never changed the Old Testament dietary laws. This vision of Peter clearly shows that all people in the world are fit for salvation. See Acts 10:28. The vision of Peter clearly reveals that GOD welcomes all the nations of the world and extends HIS magnificent salvation plan to them.

8.       What is meant by abstaining from foods ?

“...And commanding to abstain from meats, which GOD hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of GOD is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of GOD and prayer.” I Timothy 4:3-5 

‘Abstain from meats’ means ‘abstain from clean foods’. ‘For every creature of GOD is good, and nothing to be refused’ means ‘For every clean creature of GOD is good for eating’.

In this connection, everyone should clearly understand that Paul, the minister of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, has not commanded anything against the commandments of our LORD GOD and he has never commanded anything against the commandments of our LORD GOD and he has never commanded anything against the will of our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.

Now, anyone can clearly understand that everyone should abstain from all abominable foods; everyone should abstain from all abominable creatures, abominable to our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST; everyone should abstain from all creatures that may not be eaten, as commanded by our LORD GOD.

Hence, all abominable foods, abominable to our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST are not fit for men. All abominable foods, abominable to our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST are not sanctified by the word of GOD; they are not sanctified by prayer; they are not sanctified by giving of thanks (thanksgiving). This means that all abominable foods are not reserved for consumption by anyone; all abominable creatures are not reserved for consumption by anyone.

No one should be evil spoken of for the food over which he/she gives thanks. Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of GOD. Give no offence, either to the Jews or the gentiles or the church of GOD.

“For if I by grace (with thanks) be a partaker (partake), why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of GOD. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of GOD.”
I Corinthians 10:30-32

All abominable foods, abominable to our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST are not sanctified by thanksgiving. For example:

“And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.”
Leviticus 11:41-42

Since the serpent or the snake or the viper moves on its belly, it should not be eaten, according to the commandment of our LORD GOD. Again, the serpent is the cursed above all the cattle and above all the beasts of the field. Hence, the serpent, the most cursed one should not be eaten by anyone.

“And the LORD GOD said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.”
Genesis 3:14

Further, it is not wise for anyone to eat the flesh of the serpent; the most cursed one by thanksgiving, or to eat the venom of the serpent by thanksgiving, as against the commandment of our LORD GOD.  It is not wise for anyone to think that the flesh of the serpent or the venom of the serpent will be sanctified by thanksgiving, as against the commandment of our LORD GOD. If anyone eats the venom of the serpent by thanksgiving, as against the commandment of the LORD GOD wantonly, he will certainly die.
No one should defile his body or his spirit or his soul, by eating abominable creatures, abominable to our most holy GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

9.       Do  not  destroy the  works  of GOD for the sake of food  and drink

Do not destroy your brother by your eating or by your drinking, for whom CHRIST died. 

“...Destroy not him with thy meat (food), for whom CHRIST died.”
Romans 14:15
“It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.”
Romans 14:21

“Wherefore, if meat (food) make my brother to offend (stumble), I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.”
I Corinthians 8:13

Do not destroy the great and wonderful works of GOD for the sake of food and drink.

“For meat (food) destroy not the work of GOD. ...”
Romans 14:20

Do not be a stumbling-block to your brother by your eating in the idol's temple. By wounding your brother's weak conscience, you sin against CHRIST.

“But meat (food) commendeth us not (does not commend us) to GOD: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit (eating) at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom CHRIST died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against CHRIST.” I Corinthians 8:8-12

No one should eat the flesh of a pig (pork) or porkpie or bacon or gammon or ham. No one should eat the flesh of a rat or mouse and other abominable things. No one should eat the flesh of any unclean creature.

Appetite for drinking wine (an alcoholic drink made from grapes or other fruit) or any other alcoholic drink leads many people to disobey the dietary laws of the LORD GOD.

“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1

“Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.” Hosea 4:11

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess (which leads to debauchery); but be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18

Appetite for riotous flesh eating leads many people to disobey the dietary laws of the LORD GOD.

“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh.” Proverbs 23:2, 20

2. GREETINGS OR PRAISING

"... GIVE GOD THE PRAISE: ..."St. John 9:24

Now, from this very verse itself, anyone can clearly understand the following secret:

"DO NOT GIVE MEN THE PRAISE."

Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me:...”                  
Psalm 50:23  
“I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.” Psalm 116:17

Praise is a glorious thank-offering to be given to the LORD GOD only. Praise is a sacrificial offering to be given to the LORD GOD only. Praise is a sacrificial thank-offering or a sacrificial thanksgiving to be given to the LORD GOD only. He who sacrifices thank-offerings glorifies GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. He who sacrifices thanksgivings

glorifies GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Now, the praise, the sacrificial thank-offering or the sacrificial thanksgiving to be given to the LORD GOD, should not be given to any man. Thus, giving praise, the sacrificial thank-offering or the sacrificial thanksgiving to men is sin. Giving praise, the sacrificial thank-offering or the sacrificial thanksgiving to men is a great sin. If anyone gives this sacrificial thank-offering or this sacrificial thanksgiving, which is to be given to the LORD GOD to any man, he makes GOD and man equal. Making GOD and man equal is a great sin; making GOD and man equal is a terrible sin, liable for judgment and hell.

“To whom then will ye liken ME, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.”
Isaiah 40:25

Thus, praise, the sacrificial thank-offering or the sacrificial thanksgiving should not be given to any man. Again, Praise the LORD, the sacrificial thank-offering to the LORD GOD or the sacrificial thanksgiving to the LORD GOD should not be given to any man. 

2.       THE  LORD  GOD  WILL  NOT  GIVE  HIS  MOST  HOLY  NAME  AND  his PERFECT GLORY TO  ANOTHER

The LORD GOD's most holy name and HIS perfect glory should not be polluted or defamed. If praise, the sacrificial thank-offering which is to be given to the LORD GOD, is given to any man, then the LORD GOD's most holy name and HIS perfect glory will be polluted or defamed. But, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will not give HIS most holy name and HIS perfect glory to another, to be polluted or defamed.

“...For how should MY name be polluted? and I will not give MY glory unto another.”
Isaiah 48:11
“I am the LORD: that is MY name: and MY glory will I not give to another, neither MY praise to graven images.” 
Isaiah 42:8

3.       PRAISES, THE SACRIFICES OF PRAISES TO THE lord GOD, ARE           THE CALVES OF OUR LIPS

“...So will we render the calves of our lips.”                      
Hosea 14:2

The lips produce praises to the LORD GOD. Everyone should use his lips to give praises to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.

In the Old Testament period, the young calves without blemish or the young bulls without blemish were sacrificed to the LORD GOD.  Now, the praises are the calves of the lips without blemish; the praises are the sacrifices of the calves of the lips without blemish; the praises are the glorious sacrifices of the calves of our lips without blemish.
The praises, the glorious sacrifices of the calves of our lips, to be given to the LORD GOD, should not be given to men. Thus, giving praise, the glorious sacrifice of the calf of our lips to men is a great sin. Giving praise (Praise the LORD) to men by our lips, the glorious sacrifice of the calf of our lips is a great sin against GOD. The sacrifices of praises to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST are the calves of our lips without blemish. The glorious sacrifices of praises to be given to LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST should not be given to any man. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

4.       PRAISES, THE SACRIFICES OF PRAISES TO THE LORD GOD, ARE THE FIRST-FRUITS OF OUR LIPS

“By HIM therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to GOD continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to HIS name.”
Hebrews 13:15

The praises, the glorious sacrifices of the first-fruits of the lips, to be given to the LORD GOD, should not be given to men. Giving praise, the glorious sacrifice of the first-fruit of the lips to men is a great sin; giving praise (Praise the LORD) to men by the lips, the glorious sacrifice of the first-fruit of the lips is a great sin against GOD. The sacrifices of praises to the LORD GOD are the first-fruits of our lips. These glorious sacrifices to be given to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST should not be given to any man. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

5.        PRAISE IS A NEW SONG OF OUR MOUTH, TO PRAISE OUR LORD GOD ONLY

“And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our GOD: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”
Psalm 40:3 

Praise (Praise the LORD) is a new song of our mouth. Praise (Praise the LORD) is a new song, put by the LORD GOD in our mouth, to praise our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Many will see this new song of praise; many will fear to hear this new song of praise; and many will put their trust in the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST by this new song of praise.

Those who are saved from their sins by the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST are the new men. Those who receive salvation from sins are the new men. These new men are renewed in the spirit of their mind and are created in true righteousness and holiness by the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. The new man is a man in CHRIST and he is a new creature. All old things or all sins are passed away from him. All new things or all goodness and righteousness and truth, the fruit of the Spirit are in him.

“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after GOD is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
Ephesians 4:23-24

“Therefore if any man be in CHRIST, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
 II Corinthians 5:17

Praise is a new song of the new men in CHRIST. Praise is a new song of the saved people of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Praise is a new song in the mouth of the new men in CHRIST. Praise is a new song of our mouth, to praise the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST only.

6.       PRAISE IS A GLORIOUS WORD OF THANKSGIVING to our LORD GOD ONLY

“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all HIS benefits.”
Psalm 103:1-2
‘Bless the LORD’ means ‘Praise the LORD’. 

“Thanks be unto GOD for HIS unspeakable gift.”   
II Corinthians 9:15

Everyone should praise and thank the LORD GOD, not only with his mouth, but also with his whole heart and soul. Everyone should praise and thank the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST in everything and for all things. Giving praises (thanks) to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST in everything with continued prayers is the will of GOD concerning us.  Praise is a glorious word of thanksgiving to our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST only.

“Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of GOD in CHRIST JESUS concerning you.”
 I Thessalonians 5:17-18
“Giving thanks always for all things unto GOD and the FATHER in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.”  
Ephesians 5:20

7.       IT IS A GREAT SIN, IF PRAISE WHICH IS OF THE lord GOD, IS GIVEN TO MEN 

“...Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto GOD the things which be GOD’s.”               
St. Luke 20:25

The praise is the thing, which is of our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.  Hence, it should not be given to any man. If praise, the thing which is of the LORD GOD is given to men, then it is a great sin against GOD; it is a great sin liable for terrible judgment and hell. 
Before his fall, Lucifer (Satan), the devil was an angel in the kingdom of GOD. He wished in his heart, for the things which are of our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. He wished in his heart, for the praises which are of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Therefore, he was cast out into the earth, and his angels (his followers) were cast out with him. Hence, Satan and his angels became cursed and they were hurled to the earth.

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
Isaiah 14:12-15

Thus, giving praises to men and writing praises to men are the things, which are against our LORD GOD. These are great sins against our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST liable for terrible judgment and hell.

8.       THERE IS NO EVIDENCE IN THE HOLY BIBLE ABOUT GIVING PRAISE (PRAISE THE LORD) TO MEN

There is no evidence in the Holy Bible to support giving praise (Praise the LORD) to any man. No one in the Holy Bible has given praise (Praise the LORD) to any man. No one in the Holy Bible has accepted praise (Praise the LORD) from anybody else. No saint in the Holy Bible has given praise (Praise the LORD) to any man. No saint in the Holy Bible has accepted praise (Praise the LORD) from anybody else. No king in the Holy Bible has given praise (Praise the LORD) to any man. No king in the Holy Bible has accepted praise (Praise the LORD) from anybody else. No prophet of the LORD GOD or no servant of the LORD GOD in the Holy Bible has given praise (Praise the LORD) to any man. No prophet of the LORD GOD or no servant of the LORD GOD in the Holy Bible has accepted praise (Praise the LORD) from anybody else.

Abraham, the father of all believers, stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land. He did not say praise or he did not say Praise the LORD to the people of the land. He did not accept praise or he did not accept Praise the LORD from anybody else.

“And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.”
Genesis 23:7

Saul, the king of the Israelites went out to meet Samuel, the prophet of the LORD GOD and saluted (greeted) him. Saul, the king did not say praise or did not say Praise the LORD to Samuel, the prophet; and Samuel, the prophet did not say praise or did not say Praise the LORD to Saul, the king. Saul, the king did not accept praise (Praise the LORD) from anybody else; and Samuel, the prophet did not accept praise (Praise the LORD) from anybody else.

“...behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.”
I Samuel 13:10

9.       THOSE WHO THOUGHT JESUS CHRIST WAS JOHN the BAPTIST OR ELIAS (ELIJAH) OR ONE OF THE prophets SALUTED HIM

Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save sinners.  Those who believed JESUS CHRIST was the LORD GOD, had given praise and thanks to HIM. But those who thought JESUS CHRIST as John the Baptist or as Elias (Elijah) or as one of the prophets, saluted or greeted HIM. 

“And JESUS went out, and HIS disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way HE asked HIS disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. And HE saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto HIM, Thou art the CHRIST.”
St. Mark 8:27-29
“And straightway all the people, when they beheld HIM, were greatly amazed, and running to HIM saluted HIM.” 
St. Mark 9:15
“And when HE was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise GOD with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen.”
St. Luke 19:37
“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified GOD, And fell down on his face at HIS feet, giving HIM thanks: and he was a Samaritan.”
St. Luke 17:15-16

10.     WRONG INTERPRETATION BY SOME PEOPLE, ABOUT giving PRAISE (PRAISE THE LORD) TO MEN

Some people say that when they say praise (Praise the LORD) to a person or persons and when they give praise (Praise the LORD) to a person or persons, their word of praise will go up straightaway to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST in heaven and their action of praise will go straightaway to the respective person or persons. This is a completely wrong, absurd and false statement.

For example: when a man goes to a court to present before a judge, he says the word of salute by his mouth and gives his action of salute by his hands and head. Then, his word of salute and his action of salute will not go in two directions or in two ways. But his word of salute and his action of salute will go in only one direction and in only one way, to only one person. A number of people do not understand this very simple fact. What a pitiable thing it is! What a sorrowful thing it is!

Now, when a man while saying Praise the LORD to another man, he admits that another man is "the LORD". The LORD is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. The LORD is the most high GOD. Declaring a man as "the LORD" is a great sin, liable for terrible judgment and hell.

Again, when two persons while saying Praise the LORD to each other, they regard each other as "the LORD". The LORD is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. Hence, declaring each other as "the LORD" is a great sin, liable for terrible judgment and hell. Many people do not have any idea about this great sin. What a painful thing it is!

When two persons while saying Praise the LORD to each other or giving Praise the LORD to each other, they declare themselves as 'two LORDS'. What an absurd thing it is! Now, there is ONLY ONE LORD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and we have ONLY ONE LORD, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST (Ephesians 4:5-6). Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

Now, Genesis 14:18-20 clearly reveals the fact that Melchizedek, the priest of the Most High GOD blessed Abraham and he did not give praise (Praise the LORD) to Abraham. But some untaught and unstable preachers (heretics) twist these verses to their own destruction (II Peter 3:16). 

11.     THE CHRISTIANS OF THE FIRST CENTURY CHRISTIAN CHURCH DID NOT SAY OR GIVE
OR WRITE PRAISE (PRAISE THE LORD) to ONE ANOTHER, BUT THEY SALUTED OR GREETED ONe AnOTHER

God's ministers or the servants of GOD and the believers of the first century Christian church, did not say praise (Praise the LORD), or did not give praise (Praise the LORD), or did not write praise (Praise the LORD) to one another. They saluted one another; they said "I salute you" to one another; they gave salutation to one another; they wrote salutation to one another; they greeted one another; they said greetings to one another; they gave greetings to one another; and they wrote greetings to one another. Salutation means greeting (Colossians 4:18).

“Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.” Hebrews 13:24

“Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in CHRIST JESUS: Likewise greet the church that is in their house. ...”  Romans 16:3, 5

“Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the LORD. Salute Rufus chosen in the LORD, and his mother and mine.”
 Romans 16:11, 13

“...The churches of CHRIST salute you.” Romans 16:16

“The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.”            I Corinthians 16:21

“All the saints salute you.” II Corinthians 13:13

12.     WHAT IS MEANT BY AN HOLY KISS OR A KISS OF CHARITY ?

Salute one another with an holy kiss. ...” Romans 16:16

“Greet one another with an holy kiss.” II Corinthians 13:12

“Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.”  I Thessalonians 5:26

“Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. ...” I Peter 5:14 

'Charity' means 'godly love and godly friendship and godly holiness'.  'A kiss of charity' means 'a kiss of godly love and godly friendship and godly holiness'. Now, kiss is a symbol of friendship, love and affection. 'Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity' means 'salute you one another with godly friendship and godly love and godly holiness'. 'Salute one another with an holy kiss' means 'salute one another with godly friendship and godly love and godly holiness'.

Now, everyone should be holy and without blame before the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST in love (Ephesians 1:4). Without holiness, no man will see the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST (Hebrews 12:14).

An unholy love and an unholy friendship and an unholy salutation and an unholy greeting will lead anyone towards the wrath of GOD and towards the terrible judgment and towards the horrible hell.

These holy salutations or holy greetings were written and sent from some far off countries to some far off countries and from some far off places to some far off places. These godly salutations or godly greetings were written and sent from some far off countries to some far off countries and from some far off places to some far off places.
Now, these holy and godly salutations or greetings are changed into unholy and ungodly salutations or greetings; these spiritual salutations or spiritual greetings are changed into fleshly salutations or fleshly greetings. Spiritual things are changed into fleshly things; holy things are changed into unholy things; godly things are changed into ungodly things; holy and godly friendship is changed into unholy and ungodly friendship; and holy and godly love is changed into unholy and ungodly love. What a dangerous thing it is!

“Kiss the SON, lest HE be angry, and ye perish from the way, when HIS wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in HIM.”
Psalm 2:12

‘Kiss the SON’  means  ‘Kiss the Son of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST’.

How will you meet the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST to kiss HIM?  Where will you meet the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST to kiss HIM?  'Kiss the LORD' means 'Love the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST'. 'Kiss the LORD' means 'Being in friendship with the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST'. 'Kiss the LORD' means 'Be affectionate with the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST'. Now, in keeping HIS commandments, the love of GOD is revealed.

“For this is the love of GOD, that we keep HIS commandments: and HIS commandments are not grievous.”
I John 5:3

“He that loveth not knoweth not GOD; for GOD is love.”         
I John 4:8

13.    WHO SHOULD NOT BE SALUTED OR GREETED ?

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of CHRIST, hath not GOD. He that abideth in the doctrine of CHRIST, he hath both the FATHER and the SON. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid (greet) him GOD speed: For he that biddeth (greets) him GOD speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
II John 9-11

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this glorious doctrine of GOD, you should not receive him into your house or greet him.  Anyone who greets or salutes him is a partaker of his evil deeds; anyone who greets him is a partaker of his sins and transgressions; anyone who greets him shares in his evil deeds; anyone who greets him shares in his sins and transgressions. By greeting such a sinful man, no one should sin against GOD. Salute or greet the man who brings this glorious doctrine of GOD and receive the man into the house who brings this glorious doctrine of GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

2.2 THE REVELATION REGARDING PRAISE (PRAISE THE LORD)

"Praise (Praise the LORD) does not belong to man, but belongs to GOD" is the glorious revelation to Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya) of our church. This revelation is correctly established by the word of GOD, the word of truth. This revelation is correctly established by the Holy Bible of the LORD. 

Thus, we never say praise or Praise the LORD to any man; we say salutations or greetings to every man. We never give praise or Praise the LORD to any man; we give salutations or greetings to every man.  We never give praise or Praise the lord to any man by writing; we write salutations or greetings in the name of LORD JESUS CHRIST to every man. We praise, thank, honour, exalt, and glorify the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. We continue in prayer and watch in prayer with praise and thanksgiving, for the abundant grace of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanks-giving.”
Colossians 4:2  
“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound (abound) to the glory of GOD.”
II Corinthians 4:15

Hence, everyone should clearly know the truth about this praise or Praise the LORD, the glorious sacrificial thank-offering or the glorious sacrificial thanksgiving and accept the truth and receive the abundant blessings of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

3. CHRISTIAN FESTIVALS

“... We must hold a feast unto the LORD.”
 Exodus 10:9

Now, this verse itself reveals that everyone should hold a feast (festival) unto the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST; everyone should celebrate Christian religious festivals to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. 

”Let no man therefore judge (accuse) you ... in respect of an holyday (Christian festival day), ...
Colossians 2:16

Therefore do not let anyone judge you with regard to a Christian religious festival. Do not let anyone accuse you with regard to the Christian religious festivals. No one has any power or right to find fault with these Christian religious festival celebrations of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.

Some people have been wrongly thinking that the celebration of Christian religious festivals is against the law of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. They do not know which is godly and which is ungodly; they do not know which is godliness and which is ungodliness; they do not know which is holy and which is unholy; they do not know which is good and which is bad; they do not know which will glorify GOD and which will not glorify GOD; they do not know which things the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST likes and which things HE dislikes; they do not know which is magnificent to GOD and which is not magnificent to GOD; they do not know which will give honour to GOD and which will give dishonour to GOD; they do not know which is useful to the soul and which is not useful to the soul; they do not know which will get the blessings of GOD and which will not get the blessings of GOD; they do not know which is the blessed and which is the cursed; they do not know which will be helpful to enter into the kingdom of GOD and which will not be helpful to enter into the kingdom of GOD; they do not know which will save them from judgment and hell and which will not save them from judgment and hell; they do not know which will give happiness to the soul and which will not give happiness to the soul; and they do not know which will cause eternal happiness in heaven and which will not cause eternal happiness in heaven.

Further, they do not understand the importance of the glorious Christian religious festivals and the blessings of the glorious Christian religious festival celebrations; and they do not understand the curses in despising the glorious Christian religious festivals and the glorious Christian religious festival celebrations. What a pitiable thing it is!

3.1 19 POINTS ABOUT FESTIVALS

1. OUTWARD ADORNING OR DECORATING AND INWARD ADORNING

Whatever be the adorning or decorating or beautifying it should be to the glory of GOD.

“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the  heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of GOD of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in GOD, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands.”
I Peter 3:3-5 

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”
 I Timothy 2:9-10

Adorning our outward man or adorning our body of dust outwardly by ornaments of gold, silver, pearls, etc., and by costly dresses, fine dresses, fine robes, dresses of a prostitute and by make-ups, cosmetics is the outward adorning or corruptible adorning or useless adorning. This outward adorning is of no value in the sight of GOD.
Adorning our inward man or the soul with a meek and quiet spirit and with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, temperance, righteousness, holiness and truth is the inward adorning or incorruptible adorning or useful adorning. This inward adorning is of great importance in the sight of our LORD. This is the best adorning in the sight of our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.

Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST hates the outward adorning by ornaments. The great wrath of GOD will come upon those who are adorned with ornaments. Our LORD GOD has warned the people of Israel through Moses, to put off their ornaments. So, they stripped off their ornaments at mount Horeb.

“For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.”
Exodus 33:5-6

2.       THE DECORATION OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD (THE HOUSE of           PRAYER) IS THE GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST

“Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: ... for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.”
Isaiah 56:7

The house of prayer is the house of the LORD. the house of prayer is the house of GOD. The house of prayer is the house of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. The house of prayer is HIS holy house. The house of prayer is the palace of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. The house of prayer is HIS chosen and sanctified house. The house of prayer is HIS holy dwelling place and HIS holy mountain. The house of prayer is the house bearing HIS most holy name. The house of prayer is the house of the LORD filled with the glory of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. The house of prayer is the house where HIS eyes and HIS heart will be perpetually, to hear the prayers of HIS people and to forgive and heal HIS people. The house of prayer is the house of joy to HIS people. See I Chronicles 29:1; II Chronicles 7:14-16;  Habakkuk 2:20.

Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONLY TRUE GOD is in heaven, the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD is the eternal house of GOD, not made with hands. It is most beautifully decorated with gold, pearls, costly stones, etc. What a wonderful and beautiful heaven it is! Heaven is the most beautifully and most wonderfully decorated house of GOD. It is prepared for HIS people from the foundation of the world.

“...We have a building of GOD, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
II Corinthians 5:1

Now, the house of prayer is also HIS holy dwelling house. Since, the eternal house of GOD (the kingdom of GOD) is most beautifully and most wonderfully decorated, HIS house of prayer should also be beautifully and wonderfully decorated. Then it will honour the name of the LORD GOD; and it will glorify the name of the LORD GOD. It will be very useful to our whole spirit and soul and body; and it will be a great blessing to our whole spirit and soul and body. It will give happiness to the soul; it will give happiness to the spirit; and it will give happiness to the body. It will be very helpful for all to know the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST; particularly it will be very helpful for the Gentiles to know the name of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD, the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. Thus, decorating the house of prayer, the house of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is a blessing to all.

Again, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST desires the decoration of HIS house of prayer. The most reliable evidence for this is that HE has constructed HIS first holy house at Jerusalem by the king Solomon.  The house of the LORD or the house of GOD has been most beautifully and most wonderfully constructed and decorated by Solomon. No other building in the world has been constructed or decorated like this by anyone. No other building in the world has been constructed or decorated like this in any country or in any place. Praise The LORD!  Alleluia! See I Kings 6; I Chronicles 29:1-17; II Chronicles 1:15; 2; 3; 4; 5:1.

Further, in the last days the house of the LORD, the house of prayer will be constructed and decorated most beautifully and most wonderfully on the top of the mountain at Jerusalem to the glory of GOD in the highest; it will be raised above the hills, and people will flow into it; and many nations will go there. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

“But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the GOD of Jacob; and HE will teach us of HIS ways, and we will walk in HIS paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1-2

Thus, the decoration of the house of the LORD or the house of GOD is not a sin; the decoration of the house of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is not a sin; the decoration of HIS house of prayer is not a sin. The decoration of the house of the LORD brings more and more glory, more and more honour, more and more majesty, more and more magnificence, more and more thanks and more and more praises to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Hence, the decoration of the house of the LORD or the house of GOD or the house of prayer is the glory to GOD in the highest. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

3.       EVERYONE  MUST  CELEBRATE  THE  FESTIVALS  OF  THE  lord GOD, JESUS CHRIST (THE CHRISTIAN  festivals) TO THE GLORY OF THE LORD

“...We must hold a feast unto the LORD.”
 Exodus 10:9

From this anyone can understand that everyone must celebrate festivals to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Everyone must celebrate the Christian religious festivals to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST; and everyone must celebrate the festivals of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Christian religious festivals to the LORD JESUS CHRIST. No one should celebrate any non-Christian festival and everyone should celebrate every Christian festival to the glory of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.  

“...Ye shall have an holy convocation (a sacred assembly); ye shall do no servile (regular) work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD ...” 
Numbers 29:12

When celebrating our LORD's festivals, we must hold holy convocations or sacred assemblies with the people of the LORD and we should not do our regular work.

“And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy GOD with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy GOD, according as the LORD thy GOD hath blessed thee: And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy GOD, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy GOD hath chosen to place HIS name there. ... and thou shalt observe and do these statutes. Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy GOD in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy GOD shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy GOD which HE hath given thee.”
Deuteronomy 16:10-12, 15, 17 

And when celebrating our LORD's festivals, we should rejoice before the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST with our fathers and mothers, with our grandfathers and grandmothers, with our sons and daughters, with our brothers and sisters, with our men-servants and maid-servants, with our GOD's servants or GOD's ministers, and with the aliens (the strangers), the fatherless, the motherless, the orphans and the widows living among us.
Everyone should follow carefully these statutes regarding festivals of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. We must keep solemn feasts or festivals to the LORD our GOD. We must be joyful at these feasts or festivals of our LORD GOD. We should rejoice in the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST for all HIS blessings in all the work of our hands; and we should give the offerings to the LORD our GOD, in proportion to the way the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has blessed us.

“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of HIS, and give thanks at the remembrance of HIS holiness.”
Psalm 30:4

Again, when celebrating our LORD's festivals we must worship the LORD; we must pray to the LORD; we must hear the words of the LORD; we must sing to the LORD; and we must give praises and thanks to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST in remembrance of HIS holiness, HIS righteousness, etc.

Now, festivals are celebrated to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST for revealing HIS great glory, HIS great blessings, HIS great honour, HIS great highness, HIS great praise, HIS great might, HIS great majesty, HIS great authority, HIS great reign, HIS great strength, HIS great holiness, HIS great righteousness, HIS great wisdom, HIS great knowledge, HIS great understanding, HIS great power, HIS great salvation, HIS great redemption, HIS great wonderfulness, HIS great infinitude, HIS great oneness, HIS great self-existence, HIS great immortality, HIS great immutability, HIS great consistency, HIS great omnipotence, HIS great omniscience, HIS everlasting nature, HIS perfect intellect, HIS perfect will, etc.

Festivals of the LORD are celebrated to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST to rejoice in the LORD greatly, to be joyful and happy in the LORD greatly, and to be cheerful, merry and lively in the LORD greatly.  Festivals of the LORD, the Christian festivals are celebrated to the LORD to the glory of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

“Let no man therefore judge you ... in respect of an holyday (Christian festival day), ...”
Colossians 2:16

From this anyone can understand that no man has the right to judge anyone in respect of the Christian festival days. No one has the right to accuse anyone in respect of the Christian festival days. No man has the right to judge anyone regarding Christian religious calendar observations. No one has the right to accuse anyone regarding Christian religious calendar observations. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

4.       IMPORTANT CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS

The important Christian religious festivals are the Christmas festival, the Easter festival, the Pentecostal festival, the New Year Day festival, the festival of Dedication of the House of the LORD or the House of Prayer, and The LORD's Supper festival (the New Testament feast of Passover) or the Holy Communion.
5.       THE  CHRISTMAS  FESTIVAL  BLESSINGS

Our LORD JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save sinners. the most glorious birth of our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the most important and most significant event in the implementation of our LORD's magnificent plan of salvation since it confirms and reassures the hope that anyone who believes in HIM can obtain forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, redemption from sins, holiness, etc., and enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD. 

The Christmas festival is celebrated to remember the most glorious birth of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. As a seed of a woman (namely Virgin Mary), HE was born in this world. HE is the only Saviour of the world; HE is the only Redeemer of the world; HE is the Forgiver of all sins; HE is the ONE GOD; HE is the ONLY GOD; HE is the ONLY TRUE GOD; HE is the most holy GOD; HE is the most high GOD; HE is the beginning and HE is the end; HE is the Almighty GOD; before HIM all the nations are as nothing, and they are regarded by HIM as less than nothing and vanity.

“All nations before HIM are as nothing; and they are counted to HIM less than nothing, and vanity.”
Isaiah 40:17

HE is the Creator of all things; HE has created the mankind and everything; HE is the wonderful GOD; HE is the divine healer of all diseases; HE casts out all devils and evil spirits; HE opens the eyes of the blind and the born-blind to see; HE opens the mouth of the dumb to speak; HE opens the ears of the deaf to hear; HE makes the cripple, the disabled, and the lame walk and jump; HE cleanses the lepers; HE raises the dead.

HE is the Prince of Peace; HE is the great Comforter; HE is the great Counsellor; HE is the GOD of great wisdom and great knowledge and great understanding; HE is the sinless GOD; HE is the guiltless GOD; no one ever spoke the way the LORD JESUS CHRIST does.
HE is the living GOD; HE is the Everliving GOD; HE is the GOD of gods; HE is the LORD of lords; HE is the KING of kings; HE is the Immortal GOD; HE is dwelling in the light, which no man can approach; HE is the only Potentate; HE is the blessed.

HE is the GOD of absolute justice; HE is the GOD of great love; HE is the GOD of great compassion; HE is the most merciful god; he is the most gracious GOD; HE is the GOD of great longsuffering; HE is plenteous in mercy and truth.

HE is the most righteous judge; HE is the most terrible judge; HE is angry with the wicked and angry with the sinners every day; after HIS judgment, HE will give hell, the everlasting fire to the wicked and the sinners; and HE will give heaven, the kingdom of GOD to HIS saints.

By celebrating the Christmas festival as per the will of the LORD GOD, anyone can understand these most glorious things about GOD.  By celebrating this festival, people can understand the way of getting forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, redemption from sins, holiness, etc. But by not celebrating this festival, no one can understand these most glorious things in the correct manner. Thus, the celebration of Christmas festival is a very essential celebration. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

Again, by celebrating the Christmas festival, anyone can understand: Who is CHRIST? Who is MESSIAH? Who is JESUS? Who is JESUS CHRIST? Who is JEHOVAH or YAHWEH or YHWH? Who is the LORD GOD? Who is the ONE GOD? Who is the ONLY GOD? Who is the ONLY TRUE GOD? Which is HIS permanent residential place? Which is HIS permanent residential house? which is HIS permanent kingdom? etc.

Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST abandoned HIS own wonderful kingdom, the kingdom of GOD or the kingdom of heaven (Psalm 2:4); HE abandoned HIS most wonderful throne in heaven (Psalm 11:4; Daniel 7:9); HE abandoned HIS most wonderful crowns in heaven (Revelation 19:12); HE abandoned HIS most wonderful reign in heaven (Psalm 10:16; 95:3; I Timothy 6:15; II Timothy 2:12); HE abandoned HIS great power in heaven (St. Matthew 28:18); HE abandoned HIS great authority in heaven (St. Matthew 21:23); HE abandoned HIS perfect glory in heaven (Psalm 8:1; 24:8); HE abandoned HIS great highness in heaven (St. Luke 2:14); HE abandoned HIS great greatness in heaven (Psalm 104:1); HE abandoned HIS great riches in heaven (II Corinthians 8:9; St. Matthew 8:20); HE abandoned HIS own glorious garment in heaven (Psalm 104:2; Daniel 7:9); HE abandoned HIS own upper chambers in heaven (Psalm 104:3; II Corinthians 5:1; St. Luke 2:7, 12); HE abandoned HIS own comfort and ease in heaven (Isaiah 53:5); HE abandoned HIS own delight and joy in heaven (Proverbs 8:30-31; Isaiah 53:3-4); HE abandoned HIS own glorious heavenly body in heaven (Hebrews 2:14; I Timothy 3:16); HE abandoned HIS great beauty and comeliness in heaven (Psalm 45:2; Zechariah 9:17; Isaiah 53:2); HE abandoned HIS great honour and majesty in heaven (Psalm 104:1); HE abandoned HIS own reputation in heaven (Philippians 2:7; Psalm 89:6-8; St. Matthew 27:27-31); and HE abandoned HIS highest place and HIS highest position on the highest place (Psalm 91:1; Hebrews 1:3) and came in this world on the Christmas day. HE came in this world in the form of a servant and in the likeness of a man with a fleshly body; and HE humbled HIMSELF being found in appearance as a man (Philippians 2:6-11; I Timothy 3:16). HE came in this world on the Christmas day to save those who can by no means save themselves (I Timothy 1:15). And HE came to live with HIS people in the name of Emmanuel (St. Matthew 1:23). Praise The LORD! Alleluia!  

Besides, all mankind lost all the glorious blessings of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. They lost their eternal kingdom, the kingdom of GOD or the kingdom of heaven (St. Matthew 25:34). They lost their throne in heaven (Revelation 3:21). They lost their crown in heaven (I Peter 5:4; James 1:12; II Timothy 4:8). They lost their reign in heaven (II Timothy 2:12). They lost their glory (Romans 3:23). They lost their power and authority (Psalm 8:5-8). They lost their highness and greatness (Psalm 136:23). They lost their riches (Revelation 3:17-18; II Corinthians 8:9). They lost their comfort and ease (Psalm 31:10; 107:17; Isaiah 53:4-5). They lost their delight and joy (Joel 1:12). They lost their beauty and comeliness (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 45:2). They lost their reputation (Lamentations 4:2). And they lost their majesty and honour (Psalm 8:5). Our LORD JESUS CHRIST came in this world on the Christmas day to give all the blessings which are lost by mankind. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

“For the Son of man (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
St. Luke 19:10

  Again, by celebrating the Christmas festival, anyone can understand all these glorious things. But, by not celebrating the Christmas festival, no one can understand these glorious things in the correct manner. If we do not celebrate the Christmas festival, all these glorious things will remain covered and unrevealed and unknown; all these glorious things will not be revealed and seen.

Thus, the celebration of Christmas festival is the most essential occasion to magnify and glorify GOD. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST wishes the celebration of Christmas festival and other Christian festivals for HIS glory. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

Further, many people in the world do not know about their own GOD and their creator, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. By celebrating the Christmas festival in a very grand manner, such people can very easily know about their own GOD and their creator, and they can very easily get forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, redemption from sins, holiness, etc., to enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD. Hence, the celebrations of Christian festivals should not be neglected in any way. Thus, the Christmas festival celebrations and all other Christian festival celebrations are the most essential celebrations.  Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

6.       THE EASTER FESTIVAL BLESSINGS

Our LORD JESUS CHRIST died for our sins and HE was buried, and HE rose again the third day according to the scriptures. The Easter festival is the festival of resurrection of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Due to the glorious resurrection of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, we obtain victory over the world, victory over sin, victory over our selves, victory over the curse, victory over Satan (the devil), victory over the disobedience, victory over great sufferings, victory over death and victory over the grave.

Again, due to the glorious resurrection of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, anyone can live a sinless life, and his faith will not be futile, anyone can be justified and made righteous, and anyone can obtain the Power of our LORD JESUS CHRIST's Resurrection, i.e., the Holy Spirit of the LORD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!

If we do not celebrate the Easter festival, all these glorious blessings will be covered and unrevealed and we cannot obtain these glorious blessings of the LORD. Hence, everyone must celebrate the Easter festival and other Christian festivals.

From the glorious festival of the resurrection of the LORD JESUS CHRIST or the Easter festival, anyone can understand that the resurrection of the dead is sure and certain. Since the resurrection of the dead is sure and certain, anyone can understand that there will be judgment to sinners and saints. Since the judgment to sinners and saints is sure and certain, anyone can understand that all sinners will be thrown into hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur and HIS saints will enter into HIS glorious and divine kingdom of heaven; and this glorious and righteous judgment will be given to them by the most righteous judge, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. The Easter festival reveals all these glorious secrets of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. If we do not celebrate the Easter festival, all these glorious secrets of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will be covered and unrevealed. Thus, the Easter festival celebration is one of the most essential celebrations. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!     

7.       THE PENTECOSTAL FESTIVAL BLESSINGs or blessings of THE         HOLY SPIRIT OR THE SPIRIT OF PENTECOST

In the Old Testament days, the day of Pentecost (the Pentecostal festival) was celebrated by the Israelites as the festival of harvest (the feast of harvest) or the feast of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest or the day of the first-fruits. This festival was celebrated after the feast of Passover. This festival day was calculated in the following way:

From the first Sunday (the first day of the week) after the feast of Passover, they counted seven full weeks (49 days). Seven full weeks will end on a Sabbath day or on a Saturday (the last day of the week). Then on the next day, the fiftieth day they celebrated the festival of harvest on Sunday (the first day of the week). See Exodus 23:16; 34:22; Numbers 28:26; Deuteronomy 16:10; and Leviticus 23:10-11, 14-17.

Since this festival of harvest was celebrated on the fiftieth day, it was called the day of Pentecost. In Greek, the day of Pentecost means the fiftieth day. Now in the New Testament period, the festival of harvest is celebrated as the festival of Pentecost or the Pentecostal festival. This festival is celebrated on the fiftieth day of our LORD JESUS CHRIST's resurrection.

Now, at the festival of harvest, i.e., on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit of the LORD GOD descended upon about a hundred and twenty persons, including Virgin Mary and all the disciples of our LORD JESUS. Virgin Mary, the mother of the LORD JESUS had fully known the fact that the Holy Spirit is the holy power of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST and without anointing with the Holy Spirit of the LORD, she could not live a holy life in this world. So, she continued with them in one accord in prayer to receive the baptizing, the anointing, and the filling up by the Holy Spirit. Praise The LORD! Alleluia! 

“And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the FATHER, which, saith HE, ye have heard of ME. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit) not many days hence. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit) is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto ME both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of JESUS, and with HIS brethren.” Acts 1:4-5, 8, 14

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit), and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”Acts 2:1-4

On the day of Pentecost, the LORD GOD provided two symbols of the Holy Spirit's presence: the wind and the fiery tongues. The wind symbolizes the eternal life in the Holy Spirit. The fiery tongues sat upon each one to show the Holy Spirit's baptism, the baptism of fire (St. Matthew 3:11). GOD the Holy Spirit is doing this most wonderful work. Anyone who is filled with the Holy Spirit will speak with other tongues (languages), as the Holy Spirit gives them utterance.

Those who are baptized, anointed and filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, attain the eternal life of the HOLY SPIRIT. Their dross of sin will be purely and thoroughly purged away from them and their tin (alloy) of sin will also be taken away from them (Isaiah 1:25) by the HOLY SPIRIT's baptism of fire and it brightens, enlightens and refines them to pure gold.
Many people wrongly think and say that speaking in tongues should be in understandable languages. Now, if anyone speaks in tongues in the tongues (languages) of men, then those languages may be understandable (Acts 2:1-12). But if anyone speaks in tongues in the tongues (languages) of angels, then those languages cannot be understandable (I Corinthians 13:1). Further, there is a very fine and beautiful and wonderful tongue (language) of GOD. So, if anyone speaks in the tongue of GOD, then that language cannot be understandable. Thus, the speaking in tongues must not always be in understandable languages. In paradise also, the saints of the LORD speak inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter (II Corinthians 12:1-4).

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