Oh yes, and I do my dying just before breakfast; it’s quite handy at that time of the day because I can then focus on some living after breakfast and for the rest of the day!! Needless-to-say, there are some who like to die all day long but, I can’t match that, they’re much too pious (I wonder what that means?) ‘righteous’ and ‘holy’ for me!
OK, I know I am being facetious and very sarcastic here but these false ideas have to be mocked and ridiculed in order to show us just how stupid they are. This issue is very similar to ‘The Crucified Life’ subject that I covered in my article entitled: “As a Christian Are You Living The Crucified Life?” and after reading this article I would recommend it as complimentary reading.
Now this is interesting for the words ‘die’ and ‘daily’ only appear in one verse of Holy Scripture so let’s copy it here:
1 Corinthians 15:31 (KJV) I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. (Emphasis mine)
There it is and what a tiny little verse it is and yet it causes such a gigantic amount of trouble for wretched deceived people. How does it cause such trouble? Well, of its own, it causes no trouble at all, because it’s an important piece of Holy Scripture just as all Holy Scripture is important. It only causes trouble when blind guides and ravening wolves, in pulpits or at lecterns, get hold of it and abuse their flocks by miss-teaching it.
This verse is generally taught like this: we are born of God (Born Again) and we are dying all the time – every day, or we are in some kind of slow tortuous process of dying thereby making us some of the most miserable, down trodden and wretched people on the face of this earth, instead of the most joy filled.
How do these people get away with it? Easy, by (DMC) Dominating, Manipulating and Controlling their flocks with a negative law based message or a ten commandment based message with no Grace. This is how these creatures look at the New Testament or better, the New Covenant and they have a Grace killer mindset instead of a Grace filled mindset.
This Grace killer mindset then produces an overall negative view of what should be the joyous Gospel Message about the coming Kingdom of God. So when they read a verse like the one above, they quickly grab the supposed negative ‘value’ within it, that is, that as Christians, no matter what, we must “die daily.”
All the years I have been a follower of Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) and even when under the evil ‘tutelage’ of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion, I never really knew what they meant when they said I had to “die daily.”
Furthermore, if we think about this, again, from the negative perspective, this verse is an absolute gift to these satanic legalistic types. Fortunately, for us or for those of us who can easily see through their spiritual bankruptcy, we know this verse means something totally different from what they are saying.
Moreover, as studies go this one is relatively easy to explain, for it is all tied up in the context of the verses that surround verse 31 of 1 Corinthians 15 and verse 30 tells us everything we need to know about verse 31:
1 Corinthians 15:30 (KJV) And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? (Emphasis mine)
Paul, here, is asking them a very pertinent question – why do we stand in danger of losing our lives every hour? This is very straight forward; they lived in times of severe persecution whereby their lives were in permanent danger, continually!! Death was near at hand every hour of the day, such were the times these faithful followers of the Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) lived in.
Fundamentally we haven’t a clue in this day and age of what they went through in terms of fear for their lives. This, though, is going to change as and when The Canaanite Jewish Money Empire and Commercial Beast – The New World Order and The VatiCAIN in Rome takes over and our relatively free sovereign nations disappear under the morass of their total despotic and tyrannical Orwellian Bolshevik Marxist dominance and corrupt “One World Government” – The New World Order.
However I digress, so back to the thread, and written above is The Truth of how they “died daily” and this has nothing to do with self-flagellation as those ravening wolves in pulpits would have you believe. These creatures teach that your life should be burdensome and heavy going with a yoke that grinds you down with obedience to The Law and ‘salvation by works’ or salvation by self-improvement – ‘slave-ation’ – a literal daily death.
In contrast if, for one minute, you display just an inkling of a joyous life of carrying Yashua Messiah’s yoke under His Grace, that is, His light yoke they will pounce on you like a pack of dogs and snuff out that inkling of life, for dogs are what they are – Judaising mongrel dogs and Grace killers. (Please see my article entitled: “What or Who Are Judaising Mongrel Dogs?”)
Here is some more evidence from the context of the Holy Scriptures in 1 Corinthians 15:
1 Corinthians 15:29 (KJV) Else what shall they do which are baptized for (over) the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then Baptized for (over) the dead? (Brackets mine)
And from the Greek MSS transliteral:
1 Corinthians 15:29 (Greek Transliteral) Since (else) any (what) shall-be-doing the ones being dipized (Baptized) over the dead ones if wholly (actually) dead ones not are-being-roused any (why) and they-are-being-dipized (baptized) over them.
Now this verse is frequently and erroneously taught along the lines that we can be Baptised on behalf of or for other people – this is utter nonsense!
Being Baptised and Born of God (Born Again) can only occur if we are alive and making a conscious decision (after being called of The Father) for ourselves and of our own volition and God given desire to be Baptised.
No, this verse supports what I have already stated, that is, that these times were exceedingly perilous times and some had already died for their Faith. They had died for their Faith and those about to be Baptised or had recently been Baptised knew they were being baptised into the same environment, the same dangers and risks.
Notice, the word ‘over’ in the Greek rendering, meaning being Baptised into the same order of things or for the same reasons and including the same life threatening situation that those who had already died had taken. They knew the risks and the dangers involved because of those that had gone before them to their deaths for their Faith in Yashua Messiah.
They also knew that they were going to be Baptised into the Yashua Messiah’s death and raised out of the water into His resurrection – into His Life. This death, though, is a one off. It is not a repetitive occurrence like the fear of death in times of persecution as it was for the first century followers of Yashua Messiah (Our Lord Jesus Christ).
Rest assured, for without the continuous threat of persecution, we do not die daily and we only die to ourselves once when we commit to Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) at Baptism. If we do not die to ourselves at Baptism then we have not fully repented and we are on very shaky ground indeed, for if we are not totally surrendered to Him in trust and Faith, we will always struggle when it comes to times of trial and persecution.
Finally, we have Yashua Messiah’s confirmation, through Paul, of what I have been saying:
Romans 8:35-36 (KJV) Who shall separate us from The Love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. (Emphasis mine)
Again, we can see: “shall tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril or sword separate us from Yashua Messiah?” No way, but because of these dangers we will be, metaphorically, killed all the day long if we are exposed to such dangers.
Make no mistake, we will live in fear if persecution is the order of the day or is the order of the times in which we live. However, don’t let any man teach you that you should die daily if there is no persecution nor any trials in your life. Live life to the full and enjoy it whilst you can, for times are going to change drastically in the years ahead, that is, shortly before Yashua Messiah’s return – it’s prophesied, and Yashua Messiah’s prophesies never fail.
Isaiah 46:10-11 (KJV) Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure: 11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth My counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
We live in very treacherous but exciting times – be encouraged, for we have a Mighty God and a Mighty Creator who will deliver us from all our Cainite and Canaanite Synagogue of Satan enemies.
Are You a Doormat Christian?
If you are, why are you? Why are you allowing people to wipe their boots all over you? Who told you that was the way Christians are supposed to live their lives? If you were to say to me that you read it in The Holy Scriptures, then I would say there is something seriously wrong with your understanding of those Holy Scriptures. In fact, what I have just said probably explains why you think you should be living your life as a doormat Christian. The reason for this is because you are leaning on your own understanding of The Holy Scriptures, or worse, leaning on the ‘understanding’ of a ravening wolf in a pulpit, in a ‘church’, in a town, near you, right now, and like a silly chump you keep going back there each week for more boot dirt to be wiped all over you.
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
I sometimes think that some Christians have an inbuilt desire for masochism. It’s almost like a default trigger that switches them into this mould and distorted way of thinking, that is, they are their own worst enemies.
Hard to believe? Yes, but still true I’m sorry to have to say? So what can we do to alleviate this dire situation and rescue our brothers and sisters from these spiritual abusers and to rescue them from those who hold our brothers and sisters in bondage and slavery to this perverted form of Christianity?
Easy, we can teach them The Truth about freedom and living under Yashua Messiah’s Glorious Grace, because I’ll wager, any money you like, these poor souls are bogged down and trapped in a ‘salvation by works’ graceless type of fellowship:
Ephesians 1:6 (KJV) To the praise of The Glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Here is what we must do:
1) Teach them that the Christian walk is about carrying Yashua Messiah’s light yoke, not a burdensome man made yoke of obedience to The Law, often caused by Judaisers (Grace Killers) preaching The Commandments as still binding as in Old Covenant mode – No Grace.
Matthew 11:30 (KJV) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Emphasis mine)
2) Teach them that we are Kings in the making; a Royal Priesthood with power and authority. This is the same power and authority to preach the Good News that The Messengers (apostles) had in the first century. What, even including the miracles? Yes, even including the miracles, because the True Gospel having been lost, has killed the Grace and Faith necessary for these miracles to occur. In order for miracles to occur there must be Faith – Powerful Faith. Peter had that Faith so that even his shadow healed people – unheard of today, but why?
The other reason for powerless Christians is their birthing into the pagan trinity as, erroneously and spuriously, quoted in Matthew 28:19. (Please see my revelatory articles: “Should Christians be Baptised into The Lord Jesus Christ’s Name Alone? – Parts 1 – 3” for the details).
Revelation 1:6 (KJV) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be Glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (Emphasis mine)
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:
3) Teach them that we have the mind of Christ and to teach them that being meek is not being weak, liberal or limp wristed. (Laodicean) Meekness means ‘Spiritual Power under control’, not wimpish weakness.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (KJV) For who hath known the mind of The Lord, that He may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
4) We need to teach them that Christianity is not hu-man or mankind initiated and motivated worldly liberal do-gooding. Guilt ridden, hand wringing. Liberal do-gooders, invariably, get their reward(s) in this life, for often with these do-gooding activities comes notoriety and fame. Real Christian compassionate acts of kindness and love usually go unnoticed and are frequently carried out quietly in the background, with only the recipients of this love knowing anything about it.
5) Most important of all, we need to teach them that there should be no man (or any woman, as it often is these days) in authority lording it over them. As Christian brothers and sisters we are all equal in The Father’s sight. The first century church was egalitarian in make up. Elders, pastors and bishops overseers were shepherds protecting their flocks. Moreover, Paul never pulled ‘rank’ unless there were troublesome elements within a congregation, and discipline was required to bring them back onto the narrow path or, in some cases, even hand them back to Satan. He never bossed faithful brothers and sisters around, for there was no need.
OK, so if Paul was not lording it over the flocks or in the congregations why do we, today, often have jumped up little upstarts, straight out their two bit seminaries and Bible colleges, who do not know the True Gospel message anyway, coming into local congregations, throwing their weight around, and ruling the roost over Royal Priests and Kings in the making? If anything, they should come in and sit down, be quiet, and listen to those who already teach within that congregation – the ones, most likely, with the Spiritual gift of teaching.
So what’s the point I am making here? The point is that the doormat Christian syndrome starts with abuse from the pulpit and that evil spirit then permeates the whole congregation, through example, with elders also adopting highfalutin ideas about themselves and taking on airs of superiority.
This system is known as the system of the ‘Nicolaitans’, from ‘nico’ to rule over and ‘laitans’ the laity – to “rule over the laity”.
Revelation 2:15 (KJV) So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (Emphasis mine)
Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) hates the hierarchical pecking order system, because this pecking order arrangement is like a cancer and will, sooner or later, contaminate the whole group. With those at bottom of the pecking order pile on the abusive receiving end continually. By those at the bottom I mean those who are poor and frail spiritually and are probably abused outside in their everyday life already, so are in need of building up, not tearing down by little Lenins or Stalins who strut around as if they are something special within the congregation.
Now here we come to the rub: are you one of these unfortunate people, for I know that you exist; I have witnessed your maltreatment as a first hand witness? OK, not you personally, but those like you, so if you are one of these unfortunate people, you have no need to remain in that kind of environment, for it is not a Godly environment. On the contrary, it is a demonic environment and you are responsible for your Spiritual welfare and it behoves you to respond in the right way and leave without delay.
Do not worry about those you will be leaving behind, for they are also responsible for their own Spiritual welfare. You must leave them to their own devices and, hopefully, by your powerful example, they will follow you. Always remember, you are not a doormat, you’re a Christian, a Born of God (Born Again) son or daughter of God, who will eventually judge the angels, so you are being trained for positions of great responsibility and high authority in the Kingdom of God and, that is, when the real era of authority will begin for us as kings and royal priests.
Now that has dealt with the ‘church’ leadership/congregation element to this problem, but what of the teaching that brings this wretched state of affairs into being, because without a shadow of a doubt, this is where it originates.
The problem words here are ‘humility’ and its misapplication and/or its abusive use and, with it, the ‘beam in the eye’ guilt trick. Yes we humble ourselves to, and at, baptism, but then Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) lifts us up out of the water as new people – new men and women, we don’t remain in that humbled condition. If we do, it becomes a type of permanent grovelling or false humility (like Dickens’ “Uriah Heep”) and we cannot build Spiritual confidence and boldness and then become useful people to Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ).
This permanent ‘broken’ condition leaves us wide open to attack. We are very vulnerable. The abusers will argue if we do not remain humble will we become proud, and that is nonsense. Of course we will not become proud for, like Paul, all our boasting will be in Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ), not in ourselves.
Let me tell you now, that all my Spiritual growth has taken place since I left the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion. Yes, I learnt things whilst in their midst but, mostly how not to do things, and no doubt I would not be where I am today without having experienced all those blasphemous errors, so it had its uses, even though only in the negative.
OK, the ‘beam in the eye’ guilt trick. This is one of their favourites and they will use it all the time to keep you down with any blame, for any situation, on your shoulders and not theirs. They do this, so that you cannot correct them, even when they’re asking for it. What they don’t realise, though, is that Yashua Messiah was speaking to those still under The Law when He said those words. It was all conditional, you remove the sins from your life before you go correcting your brother with his sins. We now live under His Grace and ALL our sins have been dealt with – forgiven, but if you’re being spiritually abused and bullied in you congregation you just tell ‘em straight, that you’re having none of it, and they either repent or you’re leaving. Make no mistake you’re not judging these people, because coming to obvious conclusions is not judging. Judging is always making assumptions about people without your knowing the proof or evidence about them, or coming to erroneous surmised conclusions and then judging. That’s judging, and that’s the real ‘beam in the eye’ situation.
Moving on, the other measure we can go by is abundance. Is your life filled with abundance and, if not, why not? For Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) promised us that abundance.
John 10:10 (KJV) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I am not necessarily referring to financial wealth here either. Life can be abundantly full in many other ways, but not so if you’re a doormat Christian. The doormat Christian lifestyle is a miserable lifestyle and there is very little joy in it and seldom any abundance. This is because those around you will make sure you never receive any and, if you do, will make you feel guilty if you’re not giving it all away or tell you that you’re too happy to be a Christian. Christianity to these people is: “woe is me” and sack cloth and ashes every day.
I have covered this subject somewhat in two other articles entitled: “Are You Living the Crucified Life?” and “As a Christian Are You Dying Daily?” These two articles will reveal how certain miserable negative types of Christian can drag you down, and before you know where you are, you’re a doormat Christian like them. It is that contagious, trust me, I have rubbed shoulders with them myself, in the past, and they don’t make good company. So get yourself free and start to grow as a strong and independent Christian. You know it makes sense, for you will be strong and bold enough in The Lord and ready to really help others, including other doormat Christians, and boy, do they need your help.