spiritually you are also a persecutor of Christians because you are persecuting Jesus Christ in me who is the WORD made flesh in me; Believe it or not:
Saul gives his testimony: Of course he was seeking for Christ, the Messiah who is a PROMISED TO ISRAEL: He just didn't believe that CHRIST would COME THE WAY HE DID in his flesh until he CAME TO SAULS FLESH......
Saul was certainly a seeker of the truth: He just didn't expect it to come the way it did and neither did I and believe it or not, neither do you know how it will come: YOU ARE PERSECUTING ME everytime I speak of the WORD in me: What do you think that shows about your UNDERSTANDIG of the BIBLE?
I have been a Bible student since 14 years of age when I accepted Jesus as my SAVIOR: I am 57; that makes me a follower of Jesus for 43 years. YET ONLY THE PAST 17 years have been from the REVELATION OF THE LAST ADAM, Jesus Christ "IN ME", no longer just from the book:
I use the words of the Bible to prove that I understand every word written therein: AND I KNOW FOR A FACT that you have never ever prayed for me or asked GOD IF I AM THE REAL DEAL: you don't want to know:
Here is what Paul said about himself before Jesus apprehended him, visited him; And yes, he will visit all Israel whom I am, a Jew, a true circumcised heart: I dont need your approval but only God's and I have it directly from his mouth.
Phl 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Phl 3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Phl 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Phl 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
ME: ONE can't be BLAMELESS IN THE LAW if one is not at least a seeker of the truth: Yet Jesus showed him the true meaning of things and so he did with me when he visited me and apprehended me as he did Saul: Have you been apprehended, visited, seen JeSUS? IF not, why do you persume to know what those who have been visited need to KNOW from you???
Phl 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Phl 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,
Phl 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
ME: WHOSE RIGHTEOUSNESS DO YOU COUNT ON? It sounds like you count on your own great deeds and years of learning:
Romans 10 tells us if we are still seeking for our own righteousness it is because we don't KNOW or understand the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD which is CHRIST in us, not our efforts to be good.
Phl 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Phl 3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
ME: well I experienced the first resurrection and am in the 'second death', the baptism by fire into Jesus name so don't worry about me: work out your own salvation:
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