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Challenging the Doctrine of Eternal Security: An Analysis of Hebrews Chapter 10

Updated: Mar 13

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I'm going to get into some preaching here today, you all, and it's important. I want you to learn some stuff here today because I want you to learn how to defend the truth on this subject. And this is important for you to understand. Right now, I'm going to preach, and no one who watches this program, if they are a Calvinist, will be able to, in a clear conscience, walk away being a Calvinist. And I will prove by the Word of God that it is an impossibility to believe once saved always saved is true, okay it's an impossibility. Go with me to Hebrews 5:12 And this is important for you, whether you believe this or not. It doesn't matter if you already agree with this. This is important for you because I have people tell me they don't know how to defend the truth, and you ought to as a Christian. The Bible says in Hebrews 5:12:

“By this time you ought to be able to teach others.”

He's talking about every Christian; you watching this program ought to be able to teach others. You ought to be able to defend the faith, you ought to be able to articulate the faith, you ought to be able to restore anybody who's been seduced by false doctrine. You are to be a capable preacher of the Gospel as a born-again Christian, and you've been commissioned by God with that responsibility. That is the Word of God. That's what Paul says in the book of Hebrews when he says, “By this time you ought to all be teachers.” Every Christian has the ability to teach and expound God's word. It doesn't mean you're an Apostle, or a Prophet, necessarily, or a teacher, but you ought to be able to teach the Word of God. And so today, I'm going to teach you what the Word says on this subject and I'm going to show you from scripture that this is so easy to defend with scripture and many other scriptures.

And I will revisit these scriptures now. If a person wants to build a channel and make it massive, you don't preach this because the majority of people in the world are Calvinists. That's what the world is full of today. It's a fact, and many of them are on the broad way. They do not love the Lord, and we could get into all that. They literally love unrighteousness. So, if you want to build a church or a YouTube channel, you preach Calvinism. You preach an easy grace, and you'll build a very large channel, and you will be very successful. Because the Way that leads to life is narrow, and there's a few who see and find it (Matthew 7:14). But if you want a big channel, the way that leads to destruction is broad, and there's a lot of people on it. Just go ahead and preach an easy gospel. And we don't do that here. It costs us to preach the truth. Trust me, it does. People love different things I say sometimes, but then they hear what I believe, and some of them will unsubscribe. I pray to God that you won't. I pray that you'll continue to hear the truth that I'm going to preach right now.

And I know you've heard this message before, but you have never heard it the way I'm going to preach it today. I guarantee you that you have never heard a teaching like this before, and that is a fact.

All right, we're going to go to Hebrews 10:19 Now, some people are ignorant, and they'll say that Paul uses the word "brother" there because they were Hebrews and that's just a term that they used, like bro. It's very ignorant, by the way. I mean, it's really ignorant, and it's a very weak, ignorant argument. No, a brother is a born against Christian. But let's look at it from Hebrews 10:19:

“Having, therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus Christ.”

Who’s Hebrews chapter 10 talking to? You and I (brothers). Who’s this whole book talking to? Brothers, not heathens, but sanctified saints.

“Wherefore holy brother, partakers of the heavenly call, consider the Apostle and high Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.” (Hebrews 3:1)

Who’s this book written to? The holy brothers, that’s clear enough. Now, from a Rabbinical viewpoint, only a Priest could go into the Holy of Holies, not a gentile, not a heathen. If a Priest went into the Holy of Holies and he didn't do what he was supposed to do, God would strike him dead. That Priest had to be taught in all the law of God, had to keep all the ceremonies of the Lord, and had to live a righteous life. If not, he could be judged, and sometimes God would judge them. So, understand, he says, "having therefore, brethren, boldness." See, he doesn't say, "having therefore, heathens, boldness to enter into the Holiest of Holies." You have to come with a Jewish rabbi mindset on this. The writer here is saying, "Look, these are believers. They can enter into the Holy of Holies." Listen, understand that. Remember, there are three courts in the temple: the outer court for the gentile believers, the middle court, which is for the Jews, and then there's the Holy of Holies, which is only for the Priest. Now, the writer here is saying, "Hey, these brethren can enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus Christ." Hey, you, brethren, you can enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus Christ. To say the term brethren in Hebrews 10:19 and Hebrews 3:1 is addressing non-believing Hebrews is silly, now that is silly, it really is silly to say it, just like the word bro in the book of Hebrews are you serious! The writer is not talking in slang, you’ve got to do better than that. This once saved always saved argument is the classic strawman argument. It’s straight up lying misleading twisting of scriptures they are pathological liars.

Also, I'm not going to do a lot on this other part today, but see when he's talking about blood brothers, he's talking about spiritual “brothers,” people who are Born Again. And this passage makes it clear. “Having, therefore,” What, do you want it to read it this way? “Having, therefore, heathens, boldness to enter in by the blood of Jesus Christ?” No, no, you can't go in. Not even a gentile believer in Yahweh could go into the Holy of Holies, unacceptable. People, do you understand the theological problems with that? Only a person who was a Priest could go into the Holy of Holies, that's it. That's it. So, he's talking about this and he's saying, "Brethren," he's not saying, "Hey, look at you, non-believers in the church, you can go into the Holy of Holies." No, a "brother” is someone who's Born Again, okay. A New Testament Born Again brother can go into the Holy of Holies. Jesus our Lord, Leader, God and Rabbi said we don’t call a backslider or unbelievers “brother.” This is in conjunction to the priest hood of the believer mentioned by John the Revelator, in the book of Revelation chapter 1 verse 6 “And hath made us kings and priest unto God and the Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.” Amen.

"Moreover, brethren, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established." (Matthew 18:15-16)

The term "brother" in this verse refers to a person who is walking with God. Jesus specifies this in Matthew, putting to rest the idea that these people are just running around saying "Hey bro, hey bro." This is not a dumb theological argument, it's not an argument at all. The verse is instructing us on how to handle conflicts within the church community.

For every text, there must be a context, or it becomes a pretext. “Your brother has sinned against you, go to the brother.” Jesus didn't use the term "brother" as a casual "hey bro." He was intentional with his language. This is a silly argument put forth by some people.

"And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church. But if he neglects to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and as a publican." (Matthew 18:17)

In early Christianity, a person was not referred to as a "brother" when they were thrown out of the church. This is exemplified in the New Testament when Paul excommunicated a man for living in fornication, although he later restored him. This is what Jesus was referring to when he said to treat the person as a publican and a heathen. The early church did not treat excommunicated individuals as brothers and did not write letters addressing them as such. They were removed from the church because they refused to repent from their sin. It's important to correctly understand the scriptures and the context in which they were written.

In Hebrews 10:19-25, Paul is addressing the members of the church and encouraging them to have boldness and assurance in their faith. He reminds them that they have a High Priest over the house of God, and that they should consider each other and provoke each other to good works. The use of "us" and "we" in this passage is an all-inclusive statement, including the author and the members of the church. It is important to understand the context and the meaning of the words used in the text, as this can greatly impact the interpretation and understanding of the passage. The people who translated the Greek and Hebrew into English were experts in those languages and meticulously chose the appropriate words to use in the translation.

"Not forsaking, the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some. But exhorting one another, so much the more as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)

What day? The day of the Lord. He's saying to continue in fellowship and walking with the Lord as you see the day approaching. And I will say that I believe that as long as you're alive and you haven't denied the Lord, even though you may have fallen, the day of the Lord has not come yet, and therefore you can repent. But once the day of the Lord is coming, I believe that's the text of this scripture. If you're continuing in sin, there is no forgiveness because the day of the Lord has come, and I believe that's the context here, the one clear context of this.

I think there is a point where someone can sin in such a way that they can't repent. I do believe that, but I think that the day of the Lord hasn't come yet, and if your heart still feels drawn towards God, you can repent. Let's see this here now, Hebrews 10:26:

"If we sin willfully."

Now this is a very ignorant thing, and you know it's ignorant when somebody says, "Well, all sin is willful." Well, this is stupid to say all sin is willful when this scripture says, "willful sin." Why? Why does the Greek preface "willful sin" in the first place? This is not true that all sin is willful. The Bible says a righteous man falls seven times. Point in case, case in point.

"The righteous man falls seven times.” (Proverbs 24:16)

A fall is not premeditated, a fall is not purposeful or intentional, okay. People, if you've fallen before, you didn't do it on purpose, and that's the context of the scripture, I quoted from the book of Proverbs that a righteous man falls. See it, that's different. The word 'sin' in the Greek means to miss the mark, that means you're actually aiming at it, but you miss it. That's one of the definitions of sin. Another term for sin in the Bible is the word 'iniquity,' which literally in the Greek, it means you know the truth, but you rebel against what you know, and it is the word iniquity literally means to be bent, crooked, or rebellious. So, all sin is not the same, and that is why he says 'if we sin willfully' because not all sin is willful, okay. Nobody on Earth is perfect, that doesn't mean you have carte blanche to live in sin. No, the Bible is telling you here that you can't. Now he says in Hebrews 10:26:

“For if we sin willfully, after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifices for sin.”

Now, this is in conjunction with the day approaching when Christ comes. You will not be able to repent; it's too late if you live willfully in sin. This is definitely the context of this scripture, but this word 'if we sin willfully' is talking about a continuance in sin, purposely, intentionally.

You and I have all sinned, okay, and we've all fallen, but to live in sin, non-repentant, listen, I'm going to say something I hate to say as a preacher, but if a person has got such hang-ups in their life, and they get up and they stumble and they get up and they stumble and they get up and they stumble, but they're really trying, I believe they'll make the Kingdom of God. I do believe that. But some people will say they're really trying and they're really not repenting.

I heard the Holy Spirit say before to me personally, “Take heed, repent.” I heard the Holy Spirit say that, “Take heed, repent,” and I was already repented. You say, “Really?” Yeah, I was already repented, but I understood what the Lord was saying. You see, sometimes people who say they're justified by faith, they live like the devil. No, take heed, repent. That's something you need to do as a Believer today.

People say you don't need to repent. They say that under the New Covenant, you don't need to do that. Well, they forgot the Book of Revelation where Jesus says to the seven churches, "Repent." Oh, that's right, he did say that. Oh, they forgot that. They say that we're not to confess our sins, but actually, in 1 John 1:9, he says:

"If we confess our sins, he's faithful and just to forgive us of our sins."

John includes himself. People today say you don't need to confess your sins. Get away from them. People say you don't need to repent today, but Jesus comes to the church and tells them they need to repent. No, that's wrong. If we willfully sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sin. Now, repentance is important, but it's an uncertain thing. I believe that if a person backslides, this is important. If you repent, you can come back to the Lord. If you stumble, you can come back to the Lord. But if you harden your heart to the Lord and say, "I will never repent and I'm going to continue to live in sin," you are rejecting the Lord. There is a point where you cannot repent. Proverbs 29:1 says:

“He who is often reproved and hardens his neck will have it broken without remedy.”

One translation says, "Be careful, because there is a point where you won't be able to repent." I believe the person at that state doesn't care, but let's read Hebrews 10:27:

“But a certain fearful looking for judgment and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversary.”

He's saying that if you do this, it's certain that you'll be burned in Hell, with fiery indignation. And it says that you have become the enemy of God.

"But a certain (not uncertain) looking for of judgment and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversary."

And remember what he says in 1 John 1:9, "If we sin," not if they or them. If we sin, the writer is including himself. He doesn't say, "If you sin." He doesn't say, "If they sin." He doesn't say, "If them or they or you sin." He said, "We." This is important in studying. I mean, you've got to know, you've got to study to show yourself approved. I know this stuff because I've studied. I've studied the Greek, I've studied the Hebrew. I understand language, okay?

One of my number one focuses in all my theology is really what I've studied throughout my life: the etymology of language, basically being a linguist and understanding language. And I've forgotten more than a lot of people know. It's the truth, Okay. I'm putting the cookies on the lower shelf so the kitties can get them. I'm making this simple. Okay. Because sometimes I'm thinking of going at a different level and I'm like, "I'm going to lose everybody." And a teacher's job is to explain things, not to hide them. Teaching is to reveal truth and make it simple, not hard. So, I'm trying to teach this in a way that's easy. A teacher explains; a preacher proclaims. All right then.

"He that despises Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses. How much more severe punishment do you think he will be thought worthy of who has trampled underfoot the Son of God and has counted the blood of the covenant, by which he was sanctified, as an unholy thing?" (Hebrews 10:28)

Listen, it says in 1 Corinthians 6:11:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

Paul says, "And such were some of you," but you've been washed, sanctified, and justified. A non-believer has not been sanctified by the blood. People, come on, be honest. You know that you would never ever teach that non-believers are sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ. You wouldn't do it. You're inconsistent. It's incongruent with what the Word of God says. You can't have it both ways. These people are sanctified by the Blood. It gives us an identity of the person throughout when he says, "If we continue in sin," he includes himself, okay.

All real scholars believe that this was Paul's writing. It's clear that it was Paul's writing, and many Bibles actually say, "Paul's letter to the Hebrews." They've actually put it in there, okay? It's true, old Bibles say "Paul's letter to the Hebrews" because scholars said this is Paul's writing. So, he wrote this letter. Who was Paul? He was a Pharisee, a Hebrew of Hebrews, taught under the law, an expert in law. He was teaching, okay? That's a fact.

"Of how much more sore punishment shall he be thought worthy who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God and hath counted the blood of the Covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29)

A non-believer has not been sanctified and cannot go into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus, which it says in Hebrews 10:19:

“Brethren, having boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies through the blood of Jesus Christ.”

A heathen cannot go into the Holy of Holies, only a Priest could go into the Holy of Holies in the temple. There were three areas: the area for the believing Gentiles, the middle area for the Jews, and then there was the Holy of Holies, only for the Priests to go. In verse 19, he says, "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus Christ."

It doesn't say, “having, therefore, heathens, boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus Christ.” It's silliness. They would take a sword and cut you dead if you were a heathen and you tried to go into the Holy of Holies. If you were just a regular Jew and in the middle court, you couldn't go into the Holy of Holies. If you were a gentile believer in Yahweh, you couldn't go into the Holy of Holies. So, a “brother” is someone who can go into the Holy of Holies. For every text must have a context, or it's a pretext. The context of this scripture is this; a “brother” is someone who can go into the Holy of Holies. Do you understand that? That's what it says. I think you do. Does that make sense? Yes, it does. All right, let's go on to Hebrews 10:30:

"For we know Him that hath said, 'Vengeance belongeth unto Me, and I will recompense,' saith the Lord. And again, the Lord will judge His people.”

This judgment is talking about His people, He's not talking about heathens. Listen, don't teach ecumenicism. The Bible in 1 John 3:10 says:

“There are the children of God and the children of the devil.”

Either you are the people of God or you're the devil's. He's saying right here that these were His people. He's saying they are His people. Actually, you can become an enemy of God. I didn't write the Bible; you can't change what it says. This judgment that He is referring to, what is this scripture in conjunction with? Come on, let's go back to Hebrews 10:27:

“But a certain fearful looking for of judgment.”

This isn't the Bema Seat, they were disqualified to appear their because they became the enemy of God. If you studied it, some people are silly, but this is not talking about the Bema Seat here because these people are not in Christ any longer.

"But a certain fearful looking for of judgment, fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” These people, which the writer says, if we continue, this can happen to me as well. Holy brethren, they're going to have a certain fearful looking for of judgment, a fiery indignation. What does it say? Fiery indignation! Oh, Pastor John, that's Hell. Yeah, it is. That's right. Which will devour the adversary. That's right, okay. That's right.

“For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto Me, and I will recompense, saith the Lord.” (Hebrews 10:30)

God is talking Vengeance on His own people. People won’t say it, but actually, that's what that verse says. It says it... "For we know him that has said Vengeance belongeth unto me. I will recompense, saith the Lord.” And again, the Lord shall judge his people. It says clearly his people can become his enemy. This judgment is talking about his people, not heathens. The Bible says that if you don't receive discipline from the Lord, you can lose your inheritance. It says that in Hebrews 12:8. If you don't receive discipline from the Lord, you can become a bastard, and there are some bastard Pastors who won't receive discipline from the Holy Spirit.

This is not a game. As a pastor I know says, "You don't want to get in the way of Jesus." The Lord is fierce, and you don't want to lead God's sheep into false doctrine or seduce people into believing false doctrine. You don't want to mess with God's sheep or tell people they can live like the devil and go to Heaven. You don't want to get between God and his sheep, as you are in a serious situation.

God is saying he will do a fiery indignation of those who have been sanctified by the blood and are his people. That's what it says in the scripture.

That's what it says.

Okay, let's keep on going. Hebrews 10:30-35:

“For it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. but call to remember the former days in which after you were illuminated, you endured great flight of affliction. Partly Whilst you were made a gazing stock both by reproach and afflictions. And partly, while you became companions of them that were so treated. For ye had compassion of me and my bonds and took joyfully the spalling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that you have in Heaven a better and more enduring substance. Cast not therefore away your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.“

He encourages them. Hey, listen, we don't want this to happen. He said, “Look, you've got, you've got a reward in Heaven. Don't. Don't throw your faith away.” That's what he says. He says, “Look, it continues. After you got saved, you went through a lot of hardship.” And then he's saying, “Look, you have an enduring substance in Heaven.” That's what he's saying. That's the context. You have an enduring substance in Heaven. Therefore, do not cast away your confidence. Oh, you can cast away Heaven. You can be sanctified by the blood of Jesus and be a Holy brethren that can enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus Christ. And if we willfully sin, we, the writer, including himself, he didn't say they and them or you, he said “we,” including himself, that he would face a certain fearful, certain fearful judgment of fiery indignation that shall devour the adversary. It's certain. It's certain. It's the Word of God. It cannot be broken.

“You have need of patience, after that you have done the will of God, that you might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36)

This is talking about Heaven, people. He's already contrasted what he said in Hebrews 10:34:

“You have an enduring substance in Heaven.”

He's saying if you want that inheritance, you have to keep your faith. That's what he's saying.

“For yet a little while, and he that cometh will come and he will not tarry.” (Hebrews 10:37)

Now, the just shall live by faith. Well, if you're justified by faith, you can never draw back from your faith. According to the false doctrine of the perseverance of the saints. You can never fall away. That's not a possibility. That really is baloney. That's a lie. Now, the Just shall live by faith. But if any man draws back, what are they drawing back from? Be honest. What are they drawing back from? For every text there must be a context or it's a pretext. What is the context right here? He's saying the Just shall live by faith, but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

The context is that if you draw back from faith, you are giving up your Heavenly substance and your inheritance. You cannot continue in sin and expect to go to Heaven. You cannot throw your faith away and still expect to go to Heaven. It's unbiblical. The Just shall live by faith, but if any man draws back, God will have no pleasure in him.

The word believe is “pistis” in the Greek. It's different than the word believe in the english. It's the word "pistis." OK and it meaning was the personification of good faith, trust, fidelity and faithfulness , “but we are not of those who draw back unto perdition.” Now, let's keep on. “But of those who believe pistis to the saving of the soul,” we'll see in the King James, it's not clear what he's saying here, but in the Greek, oh man, it's really powerful. And you need to read it. That's why you should study the Greek. What he says here is very powerful when you read it in the Greek. Warning the Vines concordance of Hebrew and Greek is not Hebrew or Greek it is just commentary and because it is written from the once saved always saved heresy view, they have no problem lying and calling it Hebrew and Greek. But as a student of the Hebrew and Greek, it is rubbish, not even similar to the ancient language. And commentary are just fairy tales, myths and fables. 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 1 Corinthians 2:13, “Which things also we speak, not in the words which mans’s wisdom teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” Paul the apostle literally prophesied of commentary in the end time: 2 Timothy 4:4, “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth (God’s Word) unto fables (Bible commentaries).” The Definition of commentary is an expression of opinions. We understand Scripture by Scripture. Hebrews 10:39 is very powerful, what he says here, and he's encouraging the people. He says in Hebrews 10:39:

"We, moreover, are not of those drawing back to destruction.”

But see, people say you cannot draw back into destruction. See, if you can't draw back into destruction, why is Paul saying that? And if your drawing back to destruction, that means you were not on the path of destruction. In other words, you had life, it's real simple. If you draw back to destruction, then at some point you were not on the path of destruction. It's logic. If you draw back to destruction, you had to be free from the path of destruction. And a person is either saved and going to Heaven or they're not. There are no people that are on a middle ground somewhere. Well, this person on the middle ground is not on the path of destruction or heaven just the middle ground but they're saved right now, there's no such thing. There's no such creature or being that is saved and lost. They don't exist; only in some type of crazy fantasy. There's no such thing. Just gibberish and rubbish called, “once saved always saved.”

But listen to what he actually goes on to say in the Greek. It says, "But of faith," and it's the word "pistis," translated “faith” not "believe." Found in the King James Version. It's a personal faith. That is the word here in the Greek. The Greek word here is “pistis,” when translated, it means faith, its meaning is fidelity, obedience and faithfulness in the Greek. It's faith that has an action, literally. In the Greek, I mean, here's a Greek Bible right here, "pistis” is translated to faith and means faithfulness. OK, it's not "believe." Like, "I believe in the President." That's not the term there. It's "faith." You know, I believe in the President. That I believe there is a President. In other words, I believe, but I don't have faith in him nor am I faithful to him. Right, I believe there's a President. But don’t support him. There's a difference. One is belief the other is faithfulness. And so, the word here actually in the Greek is "pistis." There's a difference between that, and so the word actually is much stronger than the word that they use. They use the word "faith" in the English sense there, And he says here, "But of faith, to the preserving of their soul,” in the greek. That's actually what the literal Greek says. I have a Greek Bible, I've studied, I've taught Greek. This is literally what it says, "the preservation of their soul." Preservation; do you understand what it means to preserve something? We're talking about keeping it. It is an act of the will to persist in something, so it is with faith. It is not automatic; only in some far away fairyland. Hebrews 10:39, “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe (Greek word pistis) to the saving of the soul.” Fidelity is an action, faithfulness is an action, trust is an action, obedience is an action. It is not robotic, it is the exercise of the will, in other words it’s not automatic. Faith that saves the soul persists, then the soul that does not persist is not saved. And the syntax and Greek show faith is a volition of the will, and the will is not automatic and one can choose to have faith or not to. So, to say a person can ever be lost after having faith is ridiculous.

Just as the many incongruent unintelligent arguments of the fable of “once saved always saved,” it is a demonic delusion. The writer here in Hebrew 10:39 says that it's through faith we -reserve our soul, this faith, which is an action in the Greek, and here is its meaning “faithfulness, fidelity, and obedience.” That is how we are told our soul is preserved; any questions? Amen.

I honestly can't take credit for all my understanding on this subject. I had a visitation from Jesus and the Word of God was opened up to me. After my visitation, I was called as a Watchman to warn people, and that's what I'm doing today. But we are all called to be teachers, and you should be able to have an answer for the hope that's in you and defend the truth. In the book of Hebrews, the writer says that by now you should all be teachers. The writer says that you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the Oracles of God, and you have become like someone who needs milk and not solid meat. For everyone who drinks milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness because they are like a baby. But solid food is for those who are mature, who, by practice, have their senses trained to discern between good and evil.

Saying that if you take the word, obey it, and live it out, you'll have greater discernment. David said it, "Those who keep thy commandment have great understanding." Sin will make you foolish, but the fear of the Lord will make you wise. So, the writer of Hebrews is saying that by now, you should be teachers. You should not need someone to teach you the first principles of the Oracles of God anymore, and you should not be like someone who needs milk instead of solid food. If you have been a Christian for a certain amount of time, you should be able to teach this yourself, and you don't have to be a Pastor, Apostle, or Evangelist to do so. You should be able to teach and defend your faith.

It's the end times and you can stray from your own faith and teachings. That's why it's important to be vigilant. Some people might not want to listen to preaching like this, but Paul says not to let these things slip. Peter says you need to remember, and he says it three times in one chapter. You need to keep the word that you've heard and not let it slip. One thing I've learned is that you can have your mind renewed, but you can also lose your renewed mind. You must constantly renew your mind by the washing of the water of the Word. You don't get so spiritual one day that you don't need the Word of God anymore. We need the Word of God all the time. It warns us, convicts us, corrects us, directs us, inspires us, encourages us, informs us, and teaches us everything, okay.

We need to abide in the word. Remember what John said in 1 John 2:14:

"I have written unto you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I've written unto you, young men, because you're strong and the Word of God abides in you.”

You being strong is in conjunction with the Word of God abiding in you and you having overcome the wicked one, you having victory and you being strong are related to knowing the Word of God. You cannot slack off on studying scripture. You must study scripture. You can't just listen to preaching, either. You need to listen to preaching, I listen to preaching sometimes two hours a day, but you also have to study the Word of God. If you don't study the Word of God, your ears will become dull of hearing, and you'll lose your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. Your heart will grow cold.

“The entrance of Thy word giveth light; it gives wisdom to the simple.” (Psalms 119:130)

David was saying that the Word of God warned him. You need the Word of God. Proverbs 10:17 says:

“Instruction is the way of life.”

Psalms 119:11 says:

“I have hidden Thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”

He said, “Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way?” That includes anybody - a woman, a young man, an old man, a young woman - anyone.

“Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way, but by taking heed unto Thy word?” (Psalms 119:9)

So, you might think, “Well, I know the word already.” No, listen, you have to stay in the Lord where you were yesterday, it doesn't matter where you are today, okay. Because you are strong in the Word.

“I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the Word of God abides in you.” If you don't have the Word of God abiding in you, you are weak. If you say, “Man, I don't know why I'm so weak,” listen, you don't study the word enough. That is one of the reasons. You try to overcome the devil with your natural thinking or without the power of the Word. Let me tell you something: you cannot run or work out if you don't eat. You cannot live a spiritual life. Jesus said in Matthew 4:4:

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”

Are you living as a Christian and you don't study the Word of God regularly?

“I have written to you, young men, because you are strong and the Word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.” So, being strong and overcoming the wicked one is in conjunction with the Word. That's why I'm teaching this. There is no point in our Christian life when all of a sudden, we graduate from needing the Word of God. No, I need the Word of God, I need the Word of God.

“Take heed, brethren!” Who are the brethren? We have already discussed this. We proved what a brother is with Matthew and Hebrews. “Having boldness, brethren, to enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus Christ.” It doesn't say, “Having boldness, heathen, to enter in by the blood of Jesus Christ.” Only a Priest could go into the Holy of Holies. The brother is a believer. And listen to this scripture Hebrews 3:12:

"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the Living God."

If you are departing from God, you are not with God?. Come on, be honest they were with God. That's what it says. Come on, does that make sense? You know it does. Be serious.

"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the Living God." They departed from God. It says it right there, black and white, period, done, that's it. Walk in this truth because more seducers are going to rise up in these end times, leading people astray, and for people who are not walking in righteousness and truth, they'll be led astray by false doctrine. So, you've got to preach the truth, you got to preach the truth like it is, brothers and sisters. Okay? Weakness is related to not abiding in the Word. That's what he says. Weakness is related to not abiding in the Word, not knowing the Word, okay? Spiritually, you need the Word, and you need to abide in the Word, okay.

Back to 1 John; I said that was my last scripture, but I want to go back to that one scripture. Where he says, “I've written unto you fathers because you have known him that is from the beginning. I've written to you young men because you're strong and the Word of God abides in you, and you've overcome the wicked one.” You need the Word of God to abide in you if you want to be strong, and it'll give you the power to overcome. Because the words that Jesus spoke, they're life, they're truth, they're anointed, they're powerful, they're super food. So, read your Bible. Read your Bible. Go put on YouTube and type something in; book of Romans, book of Jeremiah, or just go in and do what I do sometimes. Like, I'll say scriptures on the fear of the Lord, and then on YouTube, it'll be a woman reading for nine minutes, she reads scriptures on the fear of the Lord for nine minutes. You know, no preaching, just reading. And then I'll download the video, and when I'm at the gym, I'll listen to it while I'm working out. So that's what I literally do. I'm in the gym and I'm working out, but I'm listening to the Word of God the whole time. I listen to preaching, but you've got to get the Word. You've got to get the word. I'm encouraging you to get the Word, okay. So God bless you.

The truth is, some people don't live in reality and think Pastors get food from Heaven. No, we preach the gospel here and we are unique in that we warn people. We're Watchmen, and we know that the sword is coming. We don't ignore it, we don't shy away from it, and we don't want to offend people or lose subscribers, but let the chips fall where they may. We know the sword is coming, and the Bible says that the Watchman who knows the sword is coming and does not warn the wicked will have their blood on his hands.

I come here and I warn the wicked. The job of a Watchman is to tell people that if they were righteous, but turn away from their righteousness, all of their righteous deeds will be forgotten, and they will be called into judgment as a wicked person. This is what the book of Ezekiel says. So, as a Watchman my job is to warn people about the consequences of turning away from their righteousness.

I warn the wicked. That's what I'm doing. It says in Ezekiel 3:20:

“If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and returns to his wickedness, all of his righteousness will be forgotten, and God will call him into judgment.”

Every good deed he has done will be erased. As a Watchman and a Pastor, my job is to warn people of this consequence.

This is not optional. Preaching about losing your salvation is essential if you believe that. If you're afraid you'll get fired from your church, then go ahead and do it. I was fired from a church that was on TBN as the fastest growing church in Orange County because I would not promote Calvinism. I was hired as a Pastor at my second church and was told that it didn't matter what I preached and there would be no conflict, but then a Calvinist Pastor came up against me, and I lost my position as a Pastor because I would not promote Calvinism and instead preached the truth. Some people are careerists and won't preach the truth even if they know it to be true, because they do it for money. You could build a channel with ten thousand or twenty thousand followers if you don't preach the truth, but I'm not willing to give up my integrity for that. I'll continue to preach the truth and be faithful to the flock that God has given me, which at this time is a pretty good group of people. On top of that, we have church services here and prayer meetings seven days a week. We're not a mega-church, but we get together and fellowship and do what the New Testament says. We are a church, okay.

There are going to be times when you come back and look at this video in a few days. This video will be seen by at least probably a couple of hundred people. Sometimes, a video like this can even reach a thousand, two thousand, or even three thousand people. That means those people are being taught the word of truth and they're being warned.

“Watchman, if you know the sword is coming and you don't warn those people, the blood of those people will be required at your hands.” (Ezekial 3:36)

But if you warn them, the blood will not be required at yourhands. And Paul said, “I've not failed to give you the full council of God.” Paul said this in the book of Acts 20:26-27:

“I have not failed to give you the full counsel of God, lest the blood of any will be upon my hands.”

See, I am free from anyone's blood, that's why I preach like this. Some of you are like, “Man, John, you preach the Word solid.” I'm not afraid of you and I'm not afraid of losing my money. I'm afraid of losing my soul, and I've been made a watchman and so has every Pastor who knows the truth. And you think you can close your eyes and say you don't see and don't say things because you don't want to rock the boat because you want to pad your pockets with the almighty dollar.

Listen, you don't want to be responsible for the blood of the people you have not warned about the coming sword. The blood of those people will be required at your hands. Listen to me, Pastor, Apostle, Prophet, teacher. The blood of the people you do not warn will be held at your hands. Do you understand that? Is your car worth it? Is your house worth it? I would rather go back and paint as a painting contractor than not preach the truth. I'm 58 years old, and I value this ministry because we're preaching the truth, and we're going to keep on doing it.

You know, those foolish virgins got caught up in making money, they got caught up in their business. That's one of the things about the foolish virgin. The person who says, “My Lord delays his coming,” and it says, “He went about, got drunk, became a brawler, and did wrong.” Listen, the foolish virgins and the wicked servant got caught up in making the almighty dollar, they didn't invest in the Kingdom of God. They didn't understand that the Kingdom of God is going to live and abide forever, and the man who does the will of God will never perish. And I'm not saying not to work.

I believe we're all going to give an account. I want to get this message that I'm preaching everywhere, in every country, to every nation. I want to rescue people, and I've literally plucked people out of Hell. Literally, people have heard my preaching and have been completely free. They've been on heroin, they've been living in fornication, they've been drunkards, they've been addicted to porn. They've watched my videos over the years, and they have gotten free. They've told me they got free. Jesus said he would leave the righteous with God to go save one lost sheep. This ministry has been a ministry of plucking people out of Hell itself, and my desire is to pluck people out of Hell. And the only way you can do that is by preaching the Word like I'm preaching it. You can't water it down, you can't pamper people, you can't preach to people's preferences. You can't be a people-friendly church. You have to be like John the Baptist. You have to preach the truth like it is. And we want to get out there and decree and declare that the Lord is coming. We want to say that time is short, repent, Jesus is coming soon. That's our focus here. Time is short, repent, Jesus is coming soon. We want to declare that, and we want the world to hear that. And I want to go to Heaven having led many away from Hell.

You know, the Bible says that those who lead people to righteousness will shine like stars in Heaven. If you think I'm being a little fanatical, just consider the words of the Bible. Jesus said in Matthew 4:19:

"Follow me, I'll make you a fisher of men."

I desire to continue to pluck people out of Hell all over the world and teach people the word so they can be established in the truth and go on to preach to others. That's why I took the time to give an in-depth exegesis and expository teaching on that chapter. I want to lead people to righteousness and shine like a star in Heaven.

And to be honest, a lot of Pastors couldn't even preach that chapter like that. They might agree that you could lose your salvation, but they couldn't even explain how I explained that. They wouldn't be capable of doing it because they haven't studied to show themselves approved. They haven't sought God and said, "Open it all up to me," okay. But I spent my time. You can't get up and preach like that and not spend time in the Word. That shows that I'm a Word man; that shows that I spent hours and hours and hours studying the

Word of God, okay? And we want to take the Word of God because I believe the Word of God will make you strong, and it'll make you overcome. I want you to be strong, and I want others who don't even know this program to be strong and to overcome the wicked one. And we want people to get free from sin because sin is going to destroy your life. We want people to repent, we want people to make Heaven, so preaching this message is essential. It's not easy. It's not fun. I don't always preach this message.

Sometimes I preach on healing or on faith, but we can't neglect this type of teaching, and I never do. You know, those who've been with me know, I always come back and preach this, and I'll continue to preach this way. It's one of my number one focuses. Why does it matter? Because if Jesus would leave the whole to go get the one lost sheep, then I'm going to follow Jesus. Then my thinking, my agenda, is to go out and preach this message, and to get people who are caught up in sin or living wrong or strengthen those who are weak.

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