The Eleventh Commandment

The Eleventh Commandment

*1. They go to work early but come to church late.*
*2. They beg their boss when they err but threaten to leave church whenever there is a misunderstanding.*
*3. They work hard to be promoted at work but treat the work of God with levity.*
*4. They pay all their dues in the workplace but refuse to pay tithe in the church.*
*5. They buy costly things for their boss to get favour but can’t even buy airtime for their pastor.*
*6. When they are not going to be in the office, they take permission ahead from their superior; but expect pastor to pay them visits when they miss church without notice.*

*7. They fear and respect their boss than their pastor and even sometimes more than God.*
*8. When they are sick they manage to go to work but they cannot manage to come to the church.*
*9. They take official query serious but handle divine rebuke with disdain.*
*10. They tolerate their colleagues in the workplace but cannot tolerate the brethren.*

*11. They turn off their phones at workplace, but use calls to distract other worshippers in Church.*
*12. They can work overtime in the office but get offended at the pastor if he’s not closing at the stipulated time. ETC.*
*If you’re guilty of any of these Ask God for mercy and live a fulfilling life for Him alone Who owns your breathe and everything you have.*
*Don’t read this alone, bless someone by sharing it, that’s another means of winning a soul for Christ*

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Luke 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

9 The Spirit of God can be identified by its characteristic, see—the Spirit of God; and the spirit of the church. There’s a church spirit; and the Spirit of God that’s absolutely not like the church spirit at all. There’s a denominational spirit.
There’s a national spirit. There’s a spirit of the nation. Every nation, when I go into… You walk in there, you find a different spirit. I went into Finland. Fine people, but there was a Finnish spirit. I go down into Germany, there’s a German spirit.

Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

John 9:28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples.

25 But Jesus corrected his own mother, and his mother was in the wrong, ’cause she’d already said that that was a child conceived in her by the Holy Ghost. And here she turns her testimony around and said that Joseph was her father, was the father of Jesus.
Now if Joseph … if He was the son of Joseph, if He’d been about his father’s business, He’d been down at the carpenter shop. But He was about his Father’s business up there in the temple, rebuking those organizations. He was about his Father’s business, just a twelve-year-old lad. “Know ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”
Did you notice, when Jesus was tempted by Satan, his characteristic there, when He was in his temptation, identified Him to be God because He stayed with the Word.
“It is written,” said Satan.
Jesus said, “It is also written.” He stayed right with the Word.

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Matthew 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Luke 4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

26 God in sundry times (we read here), God in sundry times (that’s old times), in divers manners (many ways), identified Himself to his prophets by visions. That was, the characteristic of a prophet was when he foretold things and it happened. Now that was his characteristic of his identification, that God was with him. Then that give him the rights to interpret the word for that day, because the word of God come to the prophets. The characteristic of the prophet: that he foretold.
The Bible said, “If there be one, and what he says comes to pass, then you hear him. But if it doesn’t, don’t believe him, don’t fear him. But my … my word’s not in him. But if it does come to pass, then my word’s in him.” That’s his identification. That’s the characteristic of a prophet.
Now, God in sundry times, that’s how He showed his characteristics of identification of Himself to man, by speaking through a man that was called to be a prophet. Now the Bible says that God in sundry times, divers manners, spoke to the fathers through the prophets.

Deuteronomy 13:2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

27 We also read over in II Peter that the whole Word of God was wrote by them. Men of old moved by the Holy Ghost wrote the Bible. They were prophets. The word come to them, and they wrote it, wrote it down under inspiration. First, they were identified prophets, then they wrote the word of inspiration. And they had the interpretation of the divine revelation, because it was God in the men. That’s the way He showed Himself in his characteristics of identification. Their visions being vindicated was God’s characteristic in them, making Himself known to the people.
Now, that’s the only way He was in Christ. A prophet was just a little speck; Christ was the fullness of God. And God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself. And his characteristics identified Him, what He was, insomuch that He said, “If I do not the works of my Father, then don’t believe it. If I don’t have the character of my Father, then don’t believe me, don’t believe my claims. If I haven’t got the character of my Father in me, then don’t believe it at all.”

John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

John 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

28 Now, his characteristics never changes. God cannot change his character no more than a lamb can change its character, or any other thing changes its characteristics. Because as long as it’s in its original, it’s original. And if you change anything, then you’ve changed it from its original.
That’s just like you can take a hog, and you can wash a hog and put that paint on his toenails, like the women does, and fix it up with lipstick, and put it on a nice dress. And turn that old sow out, and she’ll go right straight to the water and wallow again. Why? She’s a hog, that’s all. But, and … but you know, you wouldn’t… A lamb wouldn’t do that. He won’t even get in that mud. He don’t want nothing to do with it. It’s the characteristics of it, see. You might dress him in the same kind of clothes, but he sure won’t … he sure won’t go… The outside doesn’t matter; it’s the inside.
Now, God being the source of all life…

29 Don’t fail to get this. I’m trying with all that’s within me to get you to see something, see. It’s to your good, friends. It’s for your behalf, see. I didn’t come here just to be seen. I didn’t come here … there was no other place to go. I come here because I felt to come here. I felt that the ministry the Lord had give me must be showed amongst the people here. And I’m trying to get you to see what God really is now.
He’s his promised Word. He always is the Word. And He identifies Himself by the characteristic that He promised a certain character would rise at a certain time—that’s in the Word. Then the characteristic of this person that is supposed to rise, identifies that that is the person. That’s the reason Jesus had to be who He was. They should have seen it.
No wonder they were blind. The things said… Though He had done so many miracles, yet they could not believe, because Isaiah said, ‘They got eyes and can’t see; and ears and can’t hear.’ Each age, not only his age, but every age, how God in sundry times, in divers manners… Still, they just couldn’t get it.

Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

30 Now, his characteristic never fails. It always is the same. Now remember, his characteristic—the characteristic of God—cannot fail. If it does, then God’s failed. And the Bible said in Hebrews 13:8 that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore He is the unchangeable God. Whatever character He was at the beginning, He is still that same character. Every way He worked, any time He ever done anything, He does it the same way every time. If He doesn’t, his character has changed, see. And his characteristics would display something that wasn’t of God, see. So we wouldn’t know where…

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

31 Like Paul said, “If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will know to prepare for battle?” If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound… Now, if the trumpet is supposed to sound “retreat,” that’s what we got to do: retreat. If the trumpet sounds “charge,” that’s … what we’re supposed to do is charge. But what is the trumpet? It’s the Word of God. It identifies God.
Whether it’s “Go up,” “Sit down,” “Retreat,” “Stack arms,” whatever it is, it’s God’s trumpet sound. And an uncertain sound… When the Bible says a certain thing is supposed to happen, somebody says, “Oh, that’s for another day, that’s…”—then it’s an uncertain sound there. Then you don’t know what to do.
Jesus said, “I have power to lay my life down and raise it up again.” No uncertain sound there.
The woman said, “We know Messiah cometh. And when He cometh, He’ll tell us the things like You did.”
He said, “I am he.” No uncertain sound there. “I am he.” Amen!
They said, “Our fathers eat manna in the wilderness.”
He said, “They’re every one dead.” He said, “But I am the bread of life that come from God out of heaven.” No uncertain sound. “I’m the tree of life from the garden of Eden.” No uncertain sound about that. Certainly not. Nothing uncertain about it.
He was certain in everything that He did. The Bible don’t give an uncertain sound. It identifies the characteristic of God in its sounding. Jesus said in St. John 10:37, “If I do not the works of my Father, and I don’t have that character of my Father, then don’t believe me. They are the one … they identify his character in me, his characteristics, because the Father is the Word.” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the characteristic of God is displayed by his promise for that age.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

John 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

John 6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

John 6:48 I am that bread of life.

John 6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

SErmons extracted from God identifying Himself by His characteristics

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