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Extra Oil 63: Faith During Tribulation

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Prophecy’s Extra Oil 63: Faith During Tribulation
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry  

Note: At the end of this Update is a critical link we urge you to follow: it confirms everything we have taught about Revelation’s great whore and her harlot daughters.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, these are perilous times for Christ’s remnant church; as Laodicea has moved into the worst of its ending days, its last 19 months. The world declared, through Papal Rome and the World Church and all the nations’ governments, that Sunday is now reinforced and mandatory. We see more and more businesses closing on that unholy day. Anger and rage are rapidly escalating among the people as Sunday leaders urge them to blame us, urge them to civil disobedience against us, which is to curse God; also, the elements have become more fatally fierce: the former will begin their attack against us and the latter will worsen for them. In view of events’ rapid increase, Remnant Doctrine Keepers felt we all could use the reminder of what it means to exercise “faith” during these worst of times that will bring Jesus through earth’s door in 2011.

Today, Sunday denominations all over the world are screaming they are being persecuted in accordance with prophecy— example: a Sunday denomination group gathered at New York’s Lincoln Park during a recent Gay Pride event. Police told them not to cause problems and they could not communicate with or attempt to influence the gay attendees; so, the group fell face down on the ground and began silent prayer. Their leader was arrested, charged with disturbing the peace, then sentenced to 9 days in jail. Do not let this deceive you into believing that Sunday is the “right” day and way: for this is not the persecution of which Revelation speaks, which prophecy singles out Christ’s remnant church and shows them pursued by what only appears to be His church. It will be Sunday leaders and followers attacking and killing a few key seventh day keepers.

If, or when, you find yourselves under attack by what appears to be the “church”— whether it is a denomination or one of their professed individuals— bear in mind Christ’s behaviour when He was brutally beaten then taken to Pilate for sentencing. At one point, Pilate said quizzically, “They say you are the Son of God.” Christ replied, “As you say,” then He remained silent during interrogation, despite silence being difficult: as His prayer in Psalm reveals. Albeit, when Pilate demanded Christ speak on His own behalf by reminding Him that he alone could save His life, Jesus did speak: “Do you think I could not call upon my Father and have 10,000 angels here to protect me?” As nerve-wracking as it was, Christ knew He was fulfilling prophecy and the rewards would be great.

As Jesus was greatly outnumbered, so we are greatly outnumbered by those of Sunday. It is imperative that we do as Jesus did; for we also are fulfilling prophecy. We must not “fight back” or “defend” our selves, for we have nothing to defend except these pitiful flesh bodies we wear, which bodies we are not. Many of you might feel compelled to defend self and/or loved ones or, if for no other reason than, to defend God’s Truth.

There is no defence for Truth, as it stands on its own merit by God and Christ. Only lies need defence. We must spread our arms, as Jesus did, and let oppressors slay our tattered-by-sin flesh— if we are to die before His arrival— that we may receive a flawless white garment and a new name. They cannot kill our spirit being wearing the garment— that is who we are in God’s reality. In a fleeting moment, Christ will resurrect us. God promised, it will seem as though we slept only overnight: the best sleep we have ever had!
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‘Faith Times Seven’ ©annotations copyright 2003 Bonita M Quesinberry —in response to Truth Seekers and Speakers query: “What is Faith?” posed by member Alfred

What is faith? Some believe it is loyalty adhering to the teachings of a preferred Christian denomination or non-Christian religious sect. A few believe it is loyalty to God and will adhere only to His teachings separate from organized religion. God, on the other hand, reveals faith demonstrated in 7 ways. First, read Webster’s definition of FAITH, citing only what applies to true Christians as FAITHFUL or non-believers as FAITHLESS:

FAITH: n. [L. fides < fidere, to trust, confide in] 1. unquestioning belief. 2. unquestioning belief in God. 5. complete trust, confidence, or reliance: as in God. 6. loyalty; allegiance to some person or thing. —SYN. see belief. EXP. good faith: sincerity, honesty. In faith: in deed, really. Keep faith: 1. loyal to one’s beliefs, principles, etc. 2. keep a promise.

FAITHFUL: adj. 1. keeping faith; worthy of trust; honest; loyal. 2. reliable; dependable. 3. accurate; exact; true: as, a faithful copy. EXP. the faithful: 1. true believers. 2. loyal adherents. SYN. Faithful implies continued, steadfast adherence to a person or thing to whom one is bound by an oath, duty, obligation, etc. Loyal implies eternal allegiance to a person, cause, institution, etc. which one feels morally bound to support or defend; Constant suggests freedom from fickleness in affections or loyalties; Stanch (or Staunch) implies such strong allegiance to one’s principles or purpose as not to be turned aside by any cause; Resolute stresses firm purpose in adhering to one’s personal ends or aims.

FAITHLESS: adj. 1. not keeping faith; dishonest; disloyal. 2. unreliable; undependable. 3. without faith, especially religious faith. SYN. Faithless implies failure to adhere to an oath, duty, obligation, etc.; False, in this connection more or less synonymous with faithless, stresses failure in devotion to someone or something that has a moral claim to one’s support; Disloyal implies a breach of allegiance to a person, cause, institution, etc.

Humanity has a duty to God: after all, He created us. This obligation is one of loyalty to God, which loyalty is determined by faith that is belief in and of Him by obedience to His Word. He IS worthy of our faith! If true believers, then we adhere to every word of God and do as commanded. Faith also has complete trust in God’s understanding, to wholly rely on Him without question, and to have absolute confidence in all He says, demands and promises: without doubt knowing God always has our best interest at heart— despite what we might see or feel or hear and in spite of what the world often proclaims.

In accepting God as our Father and His Son as our Saviour and Lord, we have taken an oath to both Father and Son: swearing our allegiance and obedience to each; therefore, we have the responsibility of adhering strictly to the Father’s Doctrine. To do otherwise is to fall into the definition of faithless: someone who fails to adhere both to his or her oath as well as failing to meet the obligations resulting from said vows to God and Christ. Nowhere does the Bible say that part of our faith is to religious denominations; and, nowhere are such entities considered a part of Christ’s church of true believers. It was the dictates of their religion-gone-awry that prevented, and today still prevents, many Jews from accepting Christ as the Son of God: as well as many Gentiles.

Interestingly, however, most orthodox Jews— as well as Muslims— do say Christ was a great prophet: a contradictory statement. Jesus said He IS the Son of God, therefore the Messiah. He either was who He said He was or He was a liar: no liar is a prophet of God. It is broad diversity of teachings among Christian sects that turn many away from God today. The premise? If God is Truth, how can there be so much multiplicity in teachings? Truth is truth: cannot contain variables. Only lies vary and change or get added to: rich food for deep thought.

Jesus came as a living example of faith: one we must follow without doubt. As a case of faith, Jesus met every principle defining God’s Word backed by actions: 1) He declared God worthy of our loyalty; 2) confirmed God’s Will and Doctrine both by teaching and personal behaviour; 3) He obeyed God’s Law; 4) proved God’s infinite power in healings and resurrections; 5) proved God means everything He says by dying for Father’s ways and for us, because of His deep love for God and us; 6) His resurrection validated God fulfilling all He promises; and, 7) by His ascension to heaven, revealed the way in which He will return, as promised— a promise we should have no reason to doubt, for it is soon.

Despite Christ’s perfect illustration, this arrogant world is hell-bent on putting its own spin on what is faith and what are God’s requirements: evidenced by myriad, conflicting religious sects. Intriguingly, each denomination shares a common umbilical cord, or mother if you will, but the ties binding them together as one are not God’s or even of Christ’s seed-remnant. No: their mother is called the great whore and they are her harlot daughters who “have done worse than their mother” had done.

The following relevant words appear in the Bible with regularity: faith, faithful, faithfully, faithfulness. Faithless rarely is used. The word faith, however, is mentioned about three times as frequently as faithful, approximately twenty-two times more often than faithfully, and at least 11 times more than faithfulness. The word faithless is used a mere 4 times, indicating the vital importance of faith according to God. The most important thing to God is for us to believe of and in Him and do everything He says.

Alfred’s query regards faith: verse references provided directly relate only to faith, or the lack thereof, and God’s definition. We briefly will cover the faithless. Let us now review God’s Word about FAITH, which is summarized at closing:

{The first verse hereinbelow refers to Israel’s inclusion of various heathen rituals dedicated to pagan idols. There is another verse wherein God says with contempt, “They desire to be like the heathen.” We, as Christians today, should reconsider the inclusion of pagan rituals and traditions adopted into Christianity— after there were no living witnesses of Christ— such as Christmas and tree, Easter, Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en.

Heed well God’s Word, for as adopted Jews it applies to us all— without exception. This is validated by the fact Deuteronomy mirrors Revelation, concerning the resulting end of people who do these things: despite declaring it done in Christ’s name and every bit as much as it applied to Israel having done it in God’s name. Both are the ROCK.

As former pagans, Gentiles fail to recall one great thing God also said: “I will move Israel with jealously with those which are heathens; I will provoke Israel to anger with a foolish pagan nation… and the heathens will believe!” If we do as Israel, are we truly believing any more than they were demonstrating faith? No: a resounding N—O!}

For the sake of brevity, please open your Bibles to read scriptures referenced then followed by explanatory notes contained within {brackets}. Also, this symbol ~preceding a verse means only the first part of the verse applies; ~following a verse means only the latter part of the scripture applies: this is to “rightly divide”—

Deuteronomy 32:18-20,23-25,28-29
Habakkuk 2:4~ THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY his FAITH. (see notes below)
{There is a two-fold message in the above statement: 1. A righteous person daily lives because of his obedience to God’s Law of Righteousness due to his faith in God; and, 2. a righteous person shall attain eternal life because of his unwavering faith thus obedience— to-wit: he or she shall live.}

Matthew 6:~28,30-34; 8:8,10,13~,24-26; 9:2 (see notes below)
{Note that Jesus healed the man not based on the man’s own faith but because of the faith of those who brought him to Christ. This harmonizes with the Spirit’s gift of healing and the manner in which this gift is to be executed: going before the Elders, anointed with oil; then, due to the Elders’ faith, the ill person is healed and forgiven of his or her sins.

Jesus went on to instruct the man to rise up and walk. Albeit, He did this only because the scribes present were silently accusing Christ of blasphemy, believing only God issues forgiveness: therefore, telling the patient to rise and walk was not a part of the healing ritual in this case and, in fact, is not included as part of the Spiritual gift protocol.}

Matthew 9:20-22,27,28~,29, ~30; 14:25,28-31 (see notes below)
{A “little faith” doubts things that may seem impossible to our finite minds: which is not to imply that a person of little faith does not believe in God and His Son. “Faithless” is to be an unbeliever by every behaviour demonstrated contrary to the full scope of “Faith.” Peter definitely believed Jesus was the Son of God and believed in His power. What Peter doubted was his own ability to walk on water; therefore his faith was “little” as opposed to all encompassing. Just as Thomas, despite believing in God and Jesus, was of “little” faith because he doubted Jesus had risen from the grave until he could see and touch, for himself, the wounds on Christ’s flesh body.

The message: DON’T RELY ON our own finite perceptions when it comes to God’s infinite power. On the other hand, Paul also proves that healing of our flesh bodies is not necessarily a given, therefore a lack of healing might be irrelevant to our level of faith. Instead, a lack of healing might be due to one of two things: 1) The Elders lacked faith; or, 2) We might have been given Spiritual gifts beyond what we deserved— like Paul— therefore a thorn remains in order to keep us humble where we might have become proud.

The lesson: DON’T EVER ACCUSE someone of either not believing or of being of little or no faith, simply on the basis that they were not healed of physical afflictions and infirmities! Why? Well, if you happen to have been one of the Elders involved in a healing ceremony, then it could have been one of you who lacked faith: therefore, causing self to commit false accusation. Also, the discernment of why a person is not healed comes by way of God only: as noted with Paul when Christ told Paul that His grace was sufficient for Paul but also gave Paul an understanding of why he was not healed: to keep him humble— because, though undeserving, Paul had been given gifts exceeding even the Apostles.

By comparison, Paul was a minister— one of seven— and whose name will not appear on any one of the twelve foundations of New Jerusalem: reserved only for the twelve Apostles. It would have been easy for Paul to sing his own praises and pat himself on the back: which is a sin. Still, no human ever told Paul he wasn’t healed because he lacked faith. Neither should we.}

Matthew 15:22-28 (see notes below)
{The Canaanites were well know for their idolatrous behaviour; therefore, part of this woman’s faith was presented when she identified Jesus as her Lord and as the Son of David. She further proved herself by being honest when He questioned her about feeding the dogs. She truly believed, by everything she had heard about Christ, that he could cure her daughter. It didn’t matter that until this moment she’d been about as pagan as pagan could get. What mattered was now and tomorrow! Jesus had been sent also to save the heathens, which was what he meant by the statement to his disciples.}

Matthew 16:5-11; 17:14-21 (see notes below)
{Again, we are reminded of the Elders and a person who has come to them for healing. Apparently, based on Christ’s response, the disciples did not believe they could cure such a malady. Somehow, they knew it differed from other types of illness and disease. But, they could have if they had believed they could through Christ’s power. Then Jesus’ clarified that certain afflictions can be cured only by prayer and fasting: a lesson they would remember throughout their own ministries. See also Matthew 21:17-22}

Matthew 23:23; Mark 11:22-26; Luke 18:9-14 (see notes below)
{An example of trusting in our own sense of righteousness clearly is reflected in both the Jewish religion as well as all Christian denominations: each of which believe their way, riddled with man’s doctrines and traditions, is the only reflection of righteousness. Yet, throughout the scriptures, thus far, clearly projected is that righteous behaviour is to believe only God and His Son and to do only those things commanded by God.

It is no wonder Jesus advised us to beware of Pharisees, scribes, doctors and lawyers: which, today, means to beware of pastors, preachers, evangelists and theologians; for they fill the very same roles as that of ancient titles. It is evident we should do only what God has ordered: nothing more, nothing less. This should be cause for all Christians to question what they are being taught from incorporated-for-profit— i.e. tax exempt— pulpits around the globe. Failure to discover for self what God expects of us is to put ourselves in the same position of the Pharisee in Christ’s story: not justified by God. And, to not be justified means certain destruction.}

Luke 22:31-32 (see notes below)
{Recall that, throughout Christ’s ministry, Peter often questioned or outright denied what Jesus said. This was an example of doubt and little faith. Therefore, Jesus warned Peter that Satan wanted Peter. Even then, Peter denied this warning and went right on to deny even knowing Christ after He was arrested. Christ’s prayer that Peter’s faith not waver and that he be fully converted, reveals to us that, while we might be in denial concerning some things of God’s Word— which is Lucifer’s desire to have us through confusion established by organized religions— if we obey unquestioningly only God’s Word, we will become fully converted: as was Peter. If we cling to erroneous teachings gained from pulpits, we never can hope to be converted and, therefore, will remain unjustified and marked for destruction.}

Romans 1:16-25 (see notes below)
{This one passage reveals the total of faith, as justified by God. It also uncovers a lack of faith as presented by corporate Christendom: which God does not justify. The last paragraph enlightens us as to what happens to those who do not conform to full faith. We have seen much of this blaring from televised global newscasts: Priests are pedophiles; preachers turning to prostitutes, divorcing their wives and marry again yet do not relinquish their pastoral positions in accordance with God’s Word, as cited in the New Testament; pastors disappear with church funds; others build fancy buildings and private
mansions while their membership goes hungry and/or homeless; and, the induction of homosexuals as men or women of God.

The list goes on of acts committed revealing these incorporated religions as being Satan’s synagogues. As the Lord prophesied: “That which is hidden will be revealed under the glaring light of His Word.” How much more must be shown before people finally turn to their Bibles and seek only God’s Word? Some never will, being wholly comfortable with the convenience their belief provides for living smoothly in this dying world. Others might seek answers for a while, then turn back to the convenience of false teachings. Alas, only a few truly will seek, find and implement— without question— God’s Truth into their daily lives: despite criticism and persecution certain to be experienced. These latter will be the only ones justified and taken up when Christ returns.

Many declare that Remnant Doctrine Keepers teach doom and gloom; yet, we say— rather, not we but God says— Remnant Doctrine Keepers teach only God’s Truth. His Truth delivers joy and excitement in the faithful: for they clearly see that Jesus is about to return to take them up out of this chaotic mess man has created. Sadly and indeed, it presents doom and gloom to those who are faithless: they prefer their road paved in the gold of smooth words, oblivious to its destination ending in utter destruction. As the Old Testament says, “Whatsoever you desire, believe it with your whole heart and soul and mind; but, be warned: you will be judged according to the desires of your heart.” If those desires are not in harmony with God’s Word, no matter how strongly one might feel he or she believes the result is twice dead.}

Romans 3:27-28,31 (see notes below)
{The Law of Faith: aka Statutes of Life, Law of Liberty, Law of Righteousness, Twelve Commandments, Law of Truth, the Precepts. The Law of Faith is the same Law established from the beginning. The difference between ancient obedience versus obedience after Christ is that, prior to Christ, Jews tended to obey simply because they felt they had to— it wasn’t done because they had faith that God knew better than they: as evidenced by changes and additions they made to His Law without His approval.

To obey the law since Christ, is to obey because we believe— that is, have faith— in Christ and God as well as believe only God’s Word is worthy of obeying since we understand it to be in our best interest: Father knows best, as it were. So, we obey not because of works of the law but because we first believe and love the Lord with all our heart and soul and mind and might: therefore, we desire to please Him by understanding that obedience is what pleases Him.}

Romans 4:19-22; 9:30-32; 10:6-11,17; 11:18-23; 12:3; 16:25-27
II Corinthians 5:7
— FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT.

Revelation 14:12 paraphrased— THIS IS THE WISDOM OF THE BELIEVERS: THEY ARE THEY WHO OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND HAVE FAITH LIKE THAT OF JESUS.

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Revelation clearly defines what makes up faith: what God recognizes as faith. There are tons more scriptures regarding faith; however, each say the same as already noted herein above: which faith principles are summarized below.

SUMMARY: Faith is—
1) BELIEVING in God and Christ: UNSEEN, UNTOUCHED, and UNHEARD
2) BELIEVING God and His Christ can and will do ALL PROMISED in God’s Word
3) OBEYING God’s Law, BECAUSE HE SAID to obey and we love Him
4) DOING all other of God’s Biblical commands, save and except those of sacrifice and oblation, MERELY BECAUSE HE SAID to do so
5) NOT WORRYING about anything, believing GOD PROVIDES according to His Will
6) FEARING NOTHING, believing flesh life is of no consequence: rather, a hindrance
7) NOT DOUBTING GOD’S POWER, no matter how impossible something might seem

Ah, once again, God’s magic number: seven. Now read God’s Word about the faithless:

Matthew 17:~17; Mark 9:~19; Luke 9:~41— O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you [allow your perverse behaviour]?
John 20:27— Then saith He to Thomas, “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

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John truly defines faithless: not believing. Matthew, Mark and Luke reflect Christ’s exasperation with the people still not accepting that they had to only believe for whatever was their need and it would done. Yet, they persisted in coming directly to Him. He knew the day would come when He would not be walking among us: Faith, then, is essential. Be not an unbeliever: fill up with faith and do only God’s Word, rejecting the vain teachings of Sunday’s whore and harlot daughters; for then is faith made easy.

If you have ever wondered why we and many others have declared Papal Rome the beast and great whore as well as her harlot daughters being who they are, read the Vatican’s own quotes— from of the horse’s mouth, if you will— to learn that Papal Rome and her daughters were built entirely on the beliefs and practices of pagan religions known as Wiccan and Druid and who are members of the World Church: From the Horse’s Mouth .

We would like to thank Remnant of God.org, which are Sabbatarians, for their intensive research reflected on the website page you are about to visit. If, in reading, you encounter something not quite understood, cut and paste the specific citation into an email to us along with your question: we will do our best by way of the Holy Spirit to clarify the implications of each Vatican statement you might not quite comprehend. Much of what they espouse is very deceiving, full of implications instead of outright statements, while other declarations are crystal clear: do contact us at unicornhaven@Earthlink.net (cut and paste the red address into your email window “To:” or you might be able to “Reply” to this Extra Oil but only IF received via Remnant Doctrine Keepers or by private email).

Please feel free to print this Oil for your purposes and even share it with others by “forward email” to those whom you feel are waiting for God’s Truth: the cold as it were. We also speak to the lukewarm, those who already know the Truth but need warning about full compliance with God’s requirements: just knowing the Truth is insufficient and goes unrecognized by God and Christ. Obedience causes recognition and sealing.  

Much love and prayers and faith,
Remnant Doctrine Keepers
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