The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation Preaching the word of God.

The CJCN Daily Worship.

By Senior Pastor Don Roy Hemingway.

Gooooooooooooooooooooood morning brethren, peace unto you and the grace of our lord Jesus be with you. May the Almighty God of hosts stay ever with you this morning and thank you, for joining us here at ‘The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation’ for worship and praise. Let us begin as is our tradition every day here at the Nation, by reading from the word of God. Amen……

Bible Reading.

1 Timothy 6. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed.

And those who have believing masters must not despise them because they are brethren, but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

If any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,

he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes over words, from which cometh envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions,

perverse disputings by men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness. From such withdraw thyself.

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But godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.

But those who would be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil; and while some have coveted after it, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

12 Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

13 In the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession, I give thee this charge:

14 that thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 which He in His times shall show — He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

16 who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen nor can see, to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

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17 Charge those who are rich in this world that they be not haughty, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

18 that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate,

19 laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science, falsely so called,

21 which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

The Daily Prayer.

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Lord our God, we thank you for allowing us to be called your children. We thank you for giving us the power to become more truly your children, so that there may be a witness to your name on earth, so that again and again in the name of Jesus Christ new power may come for body and soul, for the happy and unhappy, for all who are still following false paths, for all who suffer so much grief, fear, and need. We thank you and we praise your name. Help us on our way. Help us weak people who often grow anxious and afraid. Help us in everything. Help us especially in the concern we have deepest in our hearts, that your name may be honoured, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as in heaven. In Jesus we pray, Amen.

The Daily Lesson.

1 Timothy 6:20-21

(20) O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge— (21) by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

The Amplified Bible makes these verses clearer:

O Timothy, guard and keep the deposit entrusted [to you]! Turn away from the irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination. [For] by making such profession some have erred (missed the mark) as regards the faith. . . .

Paul warns Timothy about “the subtleties andcontradictions of what is falsely called knowledge andspiritual illumination.” The word translated “knowledge” in most translations (“science” in the King James Version) is the Greek gnosis. Literally meaning “to know,” it forms the root of the word Gnosticism. It is possible, even probable, that Paul refers to Gnosticism here, since both of his letters to Timothy contain warnings against false teachers bringing in foreign concepts that were undermining the faith of church members.

Remember, however, that his warning is against a particular type of knowledge that induced some members to stray from the faith, knowledge that was subtle and yet contradictory. That it was contradictory is interesting because Gnosticism not only contradicts the truth, but within Gnostic beliefs there are also many contradictions.

Recently, the newly-discovered Gospel of Judas, an example of what is called a “Gnostic gospel,” has made headlines worldwide. It was not written at the same time as the four canonical gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – but appeared a couple of centuries later. The Gospel of Judas contradicts the true gospel accounts by asserting that Judas Iscariot was actually the hero, who had been given secret knowledge that the other disciples did not possess.

The opening line of the Gospel of Judas demonstrates this secret knowledge: “The secret account of the revelation that Jesus spoke in conversation with Judas Iscariot during a week, three days before he celebrated Passover.” This so-called gospel gives a quite different view of the relationship between Jesus Christ and Judas, and its defenders say that it offers “new insights” into Jesus’ betrayal, and the nature and character of Judas. “New insights” is another common theme of Gnosticism.

Several years ago, another Gnostic gospel, the Gospel of Thomas, was all the rage in the scholarly community. Its opening lines also emphasize this secret knowledge: “These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded. And [Jesus] said, ‘Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death.'” Notice that the emphasis is immediately on discovering an interpretation and on increasing knowledge as a way to eternal life. It contains nothing about salvation coming through one’s relationship with God or even about living a godly life. In this Gnostic gospel, eternal life comes from the secret knowledge that will explain the obscure sayings.

Not only were the Gnostic gospels written long after the fact, but they are also full of statements that oppose the text of the Bible. For example, in the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus allegedly says, “If you fast, you will bring sin upon yourselves, and if you pray, you will be condemned, and if you give to charity, you will harm your spirits.” Scholars say that Jesus is advocating “fitting in” and “being true to oneself,” phrases often repeated these days.

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In another place in the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus is quoted as saying, “[Blessed is] the one who came into being before coming into being.” This makes absolutely no sense to us, but it does make a kind of sense to Gnostics, who believe in a dualism of flesh and spirit. Thus, they understand that “Jesus” implies that the spirit could come into being before the flesh. Many Gnostics were followers of docetism, the belief that Jesus and Christ were two separate beings in one body. Docetists believed that the man Jesus was born, and that the pre-existing god Christ entered into Him when He was baptized and left again before He was crucified. This, then, is an example of coming into being before coming into being.

Also in the Gospel of Thomas,

The disciples said to Jesus, “Tell us, how will our end come?” Jesus said, “Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is. [Blessed is] the one who stands at the beginning: that one will know the end and will not taste death.

Again, knowing something is shown as the antidote of death. In this case, another element of dualism is that every person has a little spark of God in him or her, and that we have an eternal spirit (or soul) that is trapped or imprisoned within a body of flesh.

Gnostics generally believed that all spirit was inherently stable and good (overlooking the fact that Satan and his demons are spirit and yet also unstable and evil), while all matter and flesh was inherently evil (contradicting God’s statement in Genesis 1:31 that everything God had made was “very good”). Plato reinforced this belief, writing, “The soul is the very likeness of the divine – immortal, and intelligible, and uniform, and indissoluble, and unchangeable.” He also declared, viewing the body as a temporary house in which the soul is imprisoned, “The soul goes away to the pure, the eternal, the immortal and unchangeable to which she is kin.”

The Gnostic goal was to learn the secret knowledge that would allow the inner spirit to be released from the confines of the flesh, enabling it to rejoin God in the spirit realm. Thus, the Gnostics linked the beginning and end (often depicted in the figure of a snake swallowing its tail), because if a person could figure out how the divine spark was infused into the flesh in the first place, he could then reverse it and release the spirit. We find the same basic tenet in the modern doctrine of the immortality of the soul, and the widespread belief that our “home” is in heaven, and that we go to this home when we die.

Blessing.

Have a great day Brothers and Sisters of the CJCN, The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Today, we are only asking you to donate $50 cents to our church and our worthy causes…………

PLEASE BE AS GENEROUS AS YOU CAN THE LORD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7English Standard Version (ESV)

The Cheerful Giver. 

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The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

May God bless you all and ‘The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation’, Amen.

Please look at the DONATIONS page if it be on your heart to make a donation to the lords work in this place. Thank you.

We hate Americans, but we’ll take your tax Dollars Uncle!

Palestinians cut all diplomatic ties with the US but still take $400M US Tax payers money.

Trump must suspend the aid.

Palestinians cut all Diplomatic ties with the US, but continue to take the $400M US aid.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refuses to meet U.S. VP Mike Pence during Pence’s visit as mediator in Israel-Palestine peace process.
Each year, the United States gives the Palestinian Authority $400M aid.
400,000,000 dollars of US taxpayer money is going directly to Muslim terrorists.
The Palestinian Authority uses American taxpayers’ money to pay Muslim terrorists who murdered non-Muslims in Israel.
American taxpayers should not be forced to finance Islamic terrorism.
Share if you think Trump should cut all the American aid to the Muslims who call themselves Palestinians.

The Western world should follow Trump and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Just look at what happens to Christians in Neighboring Countries (Egypt, Iraq and Syria), the Islamic persecution of Christians across the Middle East has become genocide.
Only Israel can preserve the holy places in Jerusalem for all religions.
Turkey’s president warned the United  not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, or to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying it would constitute a “red line” for Muslims.
French president stabed Israel in the back to please the Muslim world.
France’s Macron told trump he’s worried about U.S. recognizing jerusalem as Israel’s Capital saying “it would hurt Muslim feelings and the peace process”.
No one in France cared about the “peace process” 3 years ago when French Senate passed resolution to recognize Palestinian state.
But now after Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, France cries out “Islamophobia.

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Islamic countries use the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an attempt to take control of the holy sites in Jerusalem.
There is no freedom of religion in any Muslim country, Israel is the only free democratic state in the entire Middle East.
Only Israel can preserve the Holy Places in Jerusalem for all religions (not only Islam).
The Western world must support Israel and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
There is not a single church in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Just look at what is happening to Christians throughout the Muslim world, the Islamic persecution of Christians in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Egypt, etc.) has become genocide. If you recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, share this post.
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not Palestine.
If you need a proof just read the Bible, and if you need another one read the Quran.
There is no mention of Jerusalem in the Quran.

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The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation Preaching the word of God.

Evensong Lesson and Prayer.

By Senior Pastor Don Roy Hemingway.

Gooooooooooooooooooooood Evening brethren, peace unto you and the grace of our lord Jesus be with you. May the Almighty God of hosts stay ever with you this morning and thank you, for joining us here at ‘The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation’ for worship and praise. Let us begin as is our tradition every day here at the Nation, by reading from the word of God. Amen……

(Sorry I am late with our message of love from the lord today, I have been at the medical clinic.)

Bible Reading.

Hebrews 11. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and by it he, being dead, yet speaketh.

By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death, “and was not found because God had translated him.” For before his translation he had this testimony: that he pleased God.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him. For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

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By faith Noah, being warned by God of things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should later receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore there sprang even from one, and him as good as dead, as many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded by them and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they are seeking a fatherland.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He hath prepared for them a City.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 of whom it was said, “In Isaac shall thy seed be called,”

19 accounting that God was able to raise him up even from the dead, from whence he also received him, in a figurative sense.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph and worshiped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel, and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a handsome child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

24 By faith Moses, when he had come of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season,

26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.

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28 Through faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, but the Egyptians, in attempting to do so, were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with those who believed not, having received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I say more? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and of Barak and of Samson and of Jephthah, of David also and Samuel and of the prophets,

33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword. Out of weakness they were made strong, waxed valiant in battle, and turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again, and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

36 And others endured the trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea moreover, of bonds and imprisonment.

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented

38 (of whom the world was not worthy). They wandered in deserts and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise,

40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Daily Prayer.

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Dear Father in heaven, look on us as your children, and grant that we may feel in you the highest good for time and eternity. Even if we have to deny ourselves and make great sacrifices, you remain our treasure, our riches, our love, and our joy. Give us strength as a gathered people ready to serve you. Grant us your Spirit whenever we do not understand what we should do. Shelter us always in your hands, and allow us to see your miracles in souls and in bodies. For you are our God, the Almighty, and you find the way to help in everything. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Lesson.

Hebrews 11:5-7

(5) By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. (6) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (7) By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

We are responsible for maintaining our fellowship with Him by doing the works that He has appointed for us to do. For instance, there must be continuous exercise of prayer, study into His Word, and seeking to be like Him. We seek Him because we grow to admire—indeed respect—His love and character, appreciate the purpose He has brought into our lives, desire His merciful forgiveness, and realize He is our Benefactor in every aspect of life. However, we must do all of these things in faith.

Notice Paul’s counsel in II Corinthians 5:7: “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Like life, walking is a continuous process. Thus, when Hebrews 11:6 says, “He who comes to Him must believe that He is,” it means far more than just assenting to a vague idea of a “First Cause.” Under the New Covenant, we are dealing with a living Personality working within His creation.

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To walk by faith is a practical responsibility. It results from believing in His character and His works as revealed in His Word to the extent that we trust Him and submit to His commands in every area of life. His character is a major reason why we must continue to seek Him: so that our knowledge of Him is continually sharpened and refined to inform our imitation of Him in our lives. Otherwise, we will be pursuing a phantom designed by our own imaginations. We need to grasp as much of His transcendent holiness, supreme sovereignty, almighty power, and perfect justice, as well as His abundant mercy and wonderful grace.

Hebrews 11:6 emphasizes that He is a Rewarder, a Benefactor to those who come to Him and consistently walk with Him by faith. He rewards those who, as a way of life, seek Him in anticipation of His treating them with patient, respectful kindness, even abundance, as He works to create us in the image of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:5-7 balances reward with duty. Together, these verses show that, to be rewarded, we must walk with Him and seek Him. Walking and seeking are where “works” come into play, troubling those who believe in the incomplete Eternal Security doctrine.

In summary, walking with God and seeking Him by faith require keeping God in mind combined with making the efforts of obedience and any sacrifices of time, energy, and rejection by worldly family, friends, and business associates. Nevertheless, these result in being rewarded by God.

Blessing.

Have a great day Brothers and Sisters of the CJCN, The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Today, we are only asking you to donate $50 cents to our church and our worthy causes…………

PLEASE BE AS GENEROUS AS YOU CAN THE LORD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7English Standard Version (ESV)

The Cheerful Giver. 

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The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

May God bless you all and ‘The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation’, Amen.

Please look at the DONATIONS page if it be on your heart to make a donation to the lords work in this place. Thank you.