Greetings Saints, friends and visitors,
What a joy to experience daily in Spirit and truth in fellowship of His mystery in rejoicing the goodness of the Lord with the Brethren and thankful to the Lord that our celebration is join in the tradition of FAITH where Christ provided in prospering our soul through feasting of charities of holy communion in fatness of our soul in grace and truth as our spiritual wellness in new appetite of grace and truth.
Yesterday I was observing many celebration of the church here and abroad and it was interesting to see how they are diligent to observe the kind of tradition that already pass away which God authorized but never sanctified by Christ. I still remember when I was outside the covenant I was excited to celebrate this earthly tradition but later I realized it never made me complete because this kind of tradition never satisfy the soul to have equity in Christ rather it vexed the soul to frustration and thankful to God in delivering me out from this darkness in bringing me to the light of true tradition of faith where I can have feasting with the real family of faith in the environment of truth where now my joy is in fullness of Christ and lack nothing.
It is a pity to see those who are blinded by the tradition of man bound by their imagination that cannot translate the soul in equity of Christ rather it brings more sorrow and confusion while those celebrate in the new tradition of faith which Christ provided for the regeneration of the soul and renewing of the mind of the Spirit continue to experience the transition of the soul from glory to glory where they can celebrate daily in the new tradition of faith in feasting with the Spirit where we can behold the reality of Christ face to face.
I was reflecting the scripture of Mark 7 in the light of truth of what kind of tradition that God accept and reject for we know God please only in faith.
We see this how the Pharisees and scribes challenged Christ and how Christ strongly reproof them in truth the true tradition of faith:
Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God (Tradition of Faith), that ye may keep your own TRADITION (of man).
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your TRADITION, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Likewise we see the same scenario today who value their tradition rather the new tradition of faith that Christ provided in His New Covenant that the true believer must live in Spirit and truth by walking in faith in forsaking all earthly things that man created by imaginations.
Were going to identify this distinction and see this in the Pattern recognition of what is the TRADITION OF MAN in bringing Christ to the level of flesh that destroy the soul of false knowledge between the TRADITION OF FAITH of exalting Christ through the tools of the Covenant He provided for the sanctification and transition of our soul that cloth us in the virtues of light of priesthood in carrying his beauty and holiness.
Tradition (From the Webster dictionary)
1 a: an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom) b: a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable2: the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction3: cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs, and institutions4: characteristic manner, method, or style.
If true tradition is join in the things of Christ which he provided then our soul benefit a lot but if not we gain nothing rather we should be wise to know the true gospel which you can hear now from the S8W apostolic governance preaching.
Letâ€™s see those whose reason stand in false confident of justifying themselves about following their tradition of own beliefs in respecting them that I was born in this tradition then no matter what happen Iâ€™ll keep it but our reason must stand in power of God to meet his standard in faith.
TRADITION OF MAN:
A man ways to please God to celebrate anniversary, customs, festival, holidays, of own beliefs by touching earthly things to build in the work of flesh.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the TRADITION of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
We see here that Apostle Paul given warning not to follow the tradition of men but why the church are bind by this tradition? Because if any man separated in covenant of no teaching apostles they follow the tradition of the flesh but thanks be to God in restoring back His apostolic governance and now available to follow now the true tradition of faith which Christ set for our salvation.
God never intent to build His kingdom by the tradition of man this is why He provided Christ as our tradition of faith to build His kingdom in order and perfect faith. We know every religion have their own belief and practice of serving God we can see they build all the same of false pattern in using the earthly things in aspiration and principle as the philosophy and doctrine of man in using their imagination, own knowledge own interpretation of scripture by precept and line that dictated by their Moral Code and Signature as record of the soul.
This is why those engage in the tradition of man are bound in Pseudo knowledge, Themistic Law, Faith Paradox, Intuitive Faith, Exigent Faith, Journey Mask, Induced Insight Phenomena, Half â€“ Life, Faith Exploitation, Fable.
We see these many traditions that mold and build by tools of the flesh as standard of man but not of God. A Satan 13 kingdom has ruled as a â€śkingâ€ť over the human race through his 13 princes. This tradition built by imaginations cannot stand rather it will collapse when the impact of wind of truth comes because none of these please God.
There principle of life is center on human needs of how to achieve their dreams, vision, ambitions or discover their purpose in this world in improving relationship with families, friend, business, finance this is why the teaching of wealth, health and prosperity is very much appealing to flesh as manâ€™s testimony about their life change and connect it to God goodness but these are not the works of salvation which Christ promised. In truth we are here in this world to build his kingdom to be tested and prepared for the next dimension because we are not created for death but for life unto Christ.
They try to change the circumstances in appeasing their mind or opposing the righteous judgment of God by putting him in the level of flesh by their carnal prayer, sacrifices, tithes, communion and claiming scriptures of precept and line in transgressing the grace.
As Christ fulfilled the new covenant the new activity of faith is now in the Spirit and truth means nothing of the old covenant of Moses will be touch nor use that concern on physical things as tithes, communion, water baptism, observing Sabbath day, observing the holidays, festivities, praise and worship music, are the enemy of God in the tradition of faith.
Christ already provided himself as our new tithes, Sabbath man, sanctification, communion, baptism which are all in the tools of the covenant where the Holy Spirit enter to empower our will by joining to His tradition in faith
Christ did not come here to set a pattern in earthly things to celebrate Him in days, symbols, tradition, custom but to save and free us from the law of sin and death which is called the tradition of man. He came to give us pattern to celebrate Him in the Pattern of life through contact of the tools He provided for the increase of soul where we rejoice and celebrate his goodness in the temple of the Spirit.
The tradition of man is the works of Moses (works of debt) because those who follow the Law of Moses for faith remain in debt to God; for the forgiveness of sins and the freedom from sin is found only in Jesus Christ.
The tradition of man is the works of the flesh (works of debt) because those who commit themselves to the works of the flesh for completion according to their aspirations and principles also manifest these works: Gal.5: 19, 20, â€śNow the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, and heresies.â€ť
So those who are engage in this kind of activity are never been born again or brought to the kingdom of God as they are misled in the true path of conversion of false teaching in accepting Christ in your heart which Christ never provided because salvation is in the tools of the covenant where the Holy Spirit enter to mold the soul in conformity of truth. Those claim they are converted but never transform the soul in the likeness of Christ and confessed they are still sinning are enemy of God who work with the Antichrist spirit because Spirit of truth work with those who touch Christ holy tools.
This is why Apostle Paul admonished that our faith in Jesus Christ should not be demonstrated in the tradition of man through the things we can touch, taste, or handle. Col.2: 21-23, â€ś(Touch not; taste not; handle not;  Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?  Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.â€ť
This is the reason why separation and preparation and sanctification of doctrinal cleansing is crucial because our soul is badly damaged by corruptible teaching which we partake from this world and this is why reeducation is necessary which God provided for spiritual retooling for the believers. We know that salvation is free but not free from responsibility and this why our spiritual activity is in the tradition of faith not in earthly things of manâ€™s tradition.
God already giving warning to the church today to come out of this corrupt system as the true gospel is now preach from the S8W apostolic government.
2 Cor. 6:17 Wherefore COME OUT from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
And blessed are those who respond in faith as God is giving invitation of grace to join in his Covenant they will be SAVE. Praise God!
Now letâ€™s see what Christ has prepared for those who will love Him is to participate in Spirit and truth of building His kingdom by abiding His Commandment through to the terms of Holy Covenant as the tradition of faith.
TRADITION OF FAITH:
Christ is the way, life and truth of God provided for his children to participate in the activity of truth to build His kingdom in our soul. The true church promise by Christ he will build by stone of grace.
Mat.16:8 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will BUILD my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
This is our tradition of faith where we are build by the stones of Christ as our new temple where can celebrate and rejoice through the exchange of charity in the substance of grace wherein the tradition of Faith is to partake Jesus Christ in feasting together in Spirit and truth in celebrating daily the salvation of God in transitioning the soul to the image and likeness of Christ.
21 In whom all the BUILDING fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Yes through participation in the tradition of faith we build together as a habitation of God in Spirit we are increasing His kingdom endlessly. We are no longer bound by tradition of man but we have liberty in Spirit to express, reflect and reciprocate in faith where God reward those who participate in yielding to grace.
Christ New Covenant is our new TRADITION OF FAITH where we can follow the rhythm of Spirit and truth to build the Kingdom of God not the things of this world which we see many are doing today in the tradition of man in tithes, anniversary, programs, music worship, social works, etc.
Many are confused of what to build and what kind of activity God prepared for His children. Because of false teaching of substitution that Christ replace us from sin the church wander and much confusion and frustration of not understanding why they could not experience the reality of Christ because they think salvation is instant
The purpose and will of God is Jesus Christ in birthing more children of light for this last days new generation of priesthood as our tradition of faith is Jesus Christ in providing His Apostolic Governance for the salvation of the soul. God is now restored the true steps of conversions to the live in the tradition of faith of Jesus Christ in bringing the soul to life not to death.
This why true covenant apostles are needed today to rehub back again the believers to Headship of Christ through the Right Record and Pattern of Christ because without the proper joining of faith man labour are vain, faithless and worthless.
The sinner must led to the true path of conversion as the Pattern of Life which Christ sanctified for redemption and we see the same pattern, or steps of conversion follow the same 'steps of our father Abraham'. God carefully designed the pattern of faith in Abraham to be repeated in Christ. ALL must follow these same steps.
When the true government is preaching the gospel he is bringing the repentant sinner along these same steps: GRACE, FAITH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT in this order so before they can participate in faith they must be build in the foundation of truth where the apostles lay the 12 elements of grace in the soul called the Altar of Christ.
This is the promise of Christ in salvaging the soul in the works of Regeneration in the works of covenants in transitioning the soul in restoring back the original design that was lost by Adam in the garden and this promise was fulfilled when He shed his precious blood in the Covenant as our new activity of faith. Because of false education of the Christians today they were building in corruptible things rather the holy tools of the covenant that Christ authorized and sanctified for our faith.
The tradition of faith is our works of salvation where we can find Godâ€™s comfort, mercy, peace and rest. Phil.2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own SALVATION with fear and trembling.
(Excerpt from the lesson Works of the Covenant)
The works of the covenant of Jesus Christ
The tools of the covenant (the first works) possess the virtues of Christ and therefore the pattern for our faith. What is hidden in Christ is expressed through the tools to provide the reality of our experience with God.
We are commanded to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things (1Cor.13: 7). All the tools of Christ possess those virtues, that pattern. When we use the tools of the covenant we are equipped to bear all things concerning the yoke of the covenant, believe all things concerning the framework of truth, hope all things concerning the promises, endure all things concerning the cycles of our growth, dying to ourselves, the purging of the soul, freeing conscience from the record of sin and death.
Works of Faith: "Works of the covenant" and "works of faith" are two ways of saying the same things. The works that are in connection with the covenant are the same works which make our faith living so we can also call these works â€śworks of faith.â€ť
The Apostle James clearly wrote that in order for faith to be made living, faith had to have works (James 2:18). Just as the body needs to be joined to the spirit to give it life, so our faith must be joined to the activity of the covenant in order to give life to faith (Jas.2: 26). God enters into what He creates. When God made Adam, He put His spirit into him, and Adam became a living soul.
God does not enter into anything which Adam creates or praises (the False Religious Systems). This is why faith cannot be expressed with what God does not enter into. God created our access to Him through the tools of the covenant and then enters into it when we apply ourselves. God enters into what He creates. He created the knowledge of the Second Covenant and He enters into it. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so is knowledge without the Spirit dead also. What He enters into He sanctifies. "By His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many," (Is.53:11). Our activity with His holy knowledge is a work of faith, an activity that joins our faith to God. All religions of the world try to jump into the psyche of man to lay open the depths of the soul because they think that this is the 'deeper' things of God. But God does not enter into that. God does not enter into the psyche for man to discover himself (as the false prophetic movement promotes). It is the Spirit of God that set forth the works (activity) that join us to Him. The flesh (what is manifested of the map of oneâ€™s own signature to express iniquity) profits nothing (Jn.6:63).
The works of faith must be born of God in order to have His life. This is why God granted the due order of the covenant through apostles (1Chron.15:13). When men and women chose to have a faith in God outside of the covenant where God does not enter into their practice and knowledge their traditions separated them from Him. (end)
Praise God in providing us the true tradition of faith where we can touch, partake the goodness of God through these activity where we can build His kingdom in transition of our soul in life unto life of Christ.
Living In the Tradition of Christ,
Apostle Oscar Visda
Second 8th Week University
College of Mla. Phils.