Monday, June 29, 2015


Left Hand Christians
Matthew 25:33

A Plea for the Deceived

For those who have ears to hear, and eyes to see, the recent past has delivered us to a time when a student of biblical prophecy can only be certain of one conclusion.  We are witness to the last days mentioned in both the Old Testament and New Testament.  No responsible student of scripture would dare give a date of Christ’s return, but as Christ mentioned in His teachings, we are supposed to be aware of signs of the times.
This is not an expository for the non-believer, nor is it fodder for the atheist.  Self-proclaimed Christians need no assistance from any non-believers or apostasy in pointing out hypocrisy within the denominations.
Neither is this a judgment.  It is however a rebuke or admonition to hearken unto the truth of Christ and His Gospel of the Kingdom to come, rather than to cleave to the foolish traditions of men.


Because I am a sinner I find myself in conflict with what Jesus said in Matthew 24:6
And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
            The “beginning of sorrows” Christ speaks of are happening daily. The sobering truth also mentioned in scriptures following result in a burden almost too great for a servant of Christ to imagine. Matthew 24:12.
And because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold.
            As I lend an ear to current events of these days and I am troubled.  I am reminded of Old Testament Prophecy.  Isaiah 5:20-23
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away righteousness of the righteous from him!
            Prophets present the intentions and will of God.  They are almost always hated and considered to be fools until calamity spoken of befalls those who should have listened.  In the New Testament the Apostle Paul speaks of old times as ensamples (examples) for us on many different occasions.  The New Testament church that departs from Old Testament teachings is likely a church any serious believer of the Word should flee from.
            Our country was founded under a covenant with God written within the Mayflower Compact.  Martin Luther’s reformation of the church became a type of exodus from the tyranny of the Church and monarchies demanding a manner to worship God.  As our country grew and developed most of our leaders gave attribution to God based upon Biblical understanding.  These are plain facts many of our current population is willfully ignorant of from a historical perspective.  The enemy of the faithful has done its very best to manipulate the accuracy of these facts through rewriting history convenient to their designs of eliminating God from our culture.
            From our beginnings as a country, which put the word of God first to our condition today of our losing our individual freedoms; my sinful nature in being troubled can only be set to peace in one manner.  This is to pray and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As I worked the other day my prayers were answered.  The answer wasn’t given to me as a passive gift.  It came with conditions.
            Brothers and sisters in the family of God and of our Lord Jesus, I pray you consider the following words for your eternal benefit, rather than hear them as a condemnation of life here in the flesh.
Acts 17:30
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent:
Jeremiah 4:22
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

            Jesus the Christ ministered to the world for a short time.  In a span of three years he gave sight to the blind, healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, raised the dead and cast out evil spirits.  In the flesh Jesus was spoken of in the days of Isaiah and other major prophets.  So when God became man in Jesus what were some of the teachings He left us to consider and live towards?
            In one of Jesus’ most noteworthy sermons named the Beatitudes, Jesus qualified His mission.
Matthew 5:17-18.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:  I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
            Jesus was a Jew and he kept the Sabbath. The Jewish Sabbath is Saturday.  So why do Christians worship on Sunday?  The law and prophets Jesus spoke of came from the books of Moses.  In those books you’ll read the Ten Commandments.  Clearly God was pretty certain about the holy day of rest in the fourth commandment.
            I have heard many explanations as attempts to reason worship on Sunday rather than on God’s day of rest.  I have heard these explanations because I have asked and searched for something worthy so as to accept this contradiction.  I can tell you how the Sunday worship transferred in the early church during the reign of Constantine. 
            When I consider Sunday worship and reflect on the practices of the differing denominations of Christians, I can see how the schedule of men in this world of flesh makes sense.  Our work week and calendar are convenient to Sunday worship. I have wondered what would happen if there was an automatic and immediate change to make Sabbath worship the norm rather than Sunday worship.
            Consider how God’s day begins as opposed to how man sees a day.  The Sabbath of God begins at sunset Friday night!  Would it even be possible for Americans to embrace this change of weekend ritual?!

John 14:15
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
            In my walk following Christ, I must take the savior at his word.  There is no way I can reconcile proper worship to God the Father and Jesus by not keeping the Sabbath on the very specific day mentioned in the fourth commandment.  While Jesus lived, he was never accused of not keeping the Sabbath.  It was what he did on Sabbaths that got him into trouble.  The New Testament is replete of healings and miracles Jesus did during those Sabbath days.
            Try to imagine being part of the ruling class of Pharisees or Sadducees during the time of Jesus.  These people controlled the keeping of the Sabbath within Israel.  The rituals of Sabbath keeping were strict according to these men.  The offerings of the Sabbath given to them kept them wealthy and in power.  The people coming to those in charge were in a bondage to the law of Moses all while they were under control of the Roman Empire.  These same people were hoping for deliverance from the tyranny of Rome from a King David type of leader, which many hoped would return them to the past Glory of a past Jerusalem.
            This law of Moses through offerings covered sins, it did not forgive sin.  Jesus made the example of forgiving sin on the Sabbath in Matthew 9:1-6.
And he entered a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
And behold they brought him to a man sick of palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy: Son be of good cheer: thy sins are forgiven thee.
And, behold certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore you think evil in your hearts?
For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, arise and walk?
But that ye may know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then he saith to the sick of palsy,) Arise take up thy bed, and go unto thine own house.
            Nobody had ever seen such healing in their days alive.  None of the Pharisees or Sadducees ruling ever did such a thing.  When the masses of people began to hear of these great doings, you better believe those in control perceived a real danger to their own power as the multitudes sought out Jesus on the Sabbath rather than them.
            It is also important to understand how the Jews in Jesus’ time regarded sin.  If a person was afflicted with illness or deformity the cause of the illness of deformity had to come from a sin nature.  Check out John 9:1-2
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from birth.
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
            The ministry of Jesus or His purpose follows in John 9:3-5.
Jesus answered, Neither hath this manned sinned, nor his parents: but that the works God should be made manifest in him.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
            The remainder of the chapter followed from instructions given to the man receiving his sight so as to be investigated by the Pharisees.  Once again the miracle was done on the Sabbath, once again Jesus’ words to the Pharisees in the end of the chapter made them more embolden to end his life.
            The rulers of the time made keeping the law a burden to the people. They lost sight of why the law was important.  What became important to the rulers was the glory of them in what they perceived as service to God.  Jesus denounced them for their selfish pride.  Matthew 23:23
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and to not leave the other undone.
            If the rulers of Jesus’ day clearly understood the scripture they presumed to guard they would have discerned his arrival as the coming Messiah prophesied within the same books they claimed to know.  They were blinded in sin of greed and pride. John 5:46-47.
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
But if ye believe not in his writings, how shall ye believe in me?
            The review of Jesus’ ministry or mission is indeed remarkable. But Jesus’ prophecy is even more remarkable.  The prophecy I want to focus on is the building of the church immediately after his crucifixion and resurrection. John 14:12-17.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He believeth on me, the works that I do he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye love me keep my commandments
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you forever.
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you.
            Jesus gives reference to another personage of God as the “Comforter”, and even says that he is the Spirit of Truth.  We go forward to the resurrection and beginning of Jesus’ church building.  Acts chapter one, Jesus gives specific instructions speaking to the coming of the Holy Spirit just before his ascension.  Chapter two describes the conversion of 3,000 by the same Apostle that denied Jesus three times.  Jesus in his ministry had less than 100 followers for all his works!
            Throughout the book of Acts the reader encounters more healing and miracle work done through the Apostles.  In Chapter seven Steven, a discipline full of the Spirit testifies in God’s word from Abraham until the present and becomes the first martyr stoned to death for Christ’s sake.  Even more incredible is the future of the man named Saul of Tarsus who oversaw the stoning of Stephen in his work.  This man became the Apostle to the Gentiles spoken of in Isaiah 42:6.
I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles:
            In Acts 9: 15-16 Saul becomes the focus of Christ’s will towards Annanias.
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
            Any reader of the New Testament knows that seventy five percent of it was written by Paul, the transformed Saul unto service of preaching the gospel of Christ.  Has any man suffered more than Christ himself other than Paul?  I think not.  Paul’s suffering came largely from the Jews who condemned Jesus.  It was his mission to convince them that faith in the Lord, and belief on the Lord Jesus was the same salvation promised to the Jews by the promises of Abraham. When Jews (Pharisees) attacked him, he turned to the Gentiles.
            Most Christians claim to have their faith, not fully understanding that their same faith is fruit of Paul’s work.  The Apostles of Jesus didn’t trust him as he began his mission in taking the Gospel to gentiles and Kings of the earth.  Peter needed great persuasion to fully understand how the gospel of Jesus and the coming Kingdom of God was to be sought after as it is written in Acts chapter ten.  His vision or trance from heaven made it clear to him that God’s glory was for all men by the baptism of Cornelius and his house, not just the Jews as the Apostles had been thinking.  Later and beyond these determinations the covenants Jews had with God as the chosen people were departed from concerning the gentiles and children of God counted within the New Testament church.  Chapter eleven of Acts describes Peter’s defense of witnessing Holy Spirit operation as God desired, which gave Paul credibility as an Apostle to the Gentiles determined by none other than Christ’s urging.
            The first century church struggled within itself on how to preach the gospel of the kingdom coming.  The Holy Spirit operation however did not struggle.  In his letter to the church at Philippi, Paul beseeches the church to grow with great effort.  Philippians 2:11-13
And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.       

            In all of the New Testament letters Paul was inspired to write his underlying motive came down to one thing.  This was the glory of God the Father by believing in Jesus Christ.  Again, Paul never met Jesus in the flesh as the Apostles did.  Paul’s Apostleship is proof of the Great Comforter or the Holy Spirit Jesus promised to send John 16:7-14
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Of sin, because they believe not on me;
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
I have yet many things to say unto you now, but ye cannot bear them
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you in all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and will show you things to come.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
            In my journey of faith, I find great similarity in Paul’s teaching towards the Romans.  Specifically Romans 8:22-25.
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members
O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus our Lord. So then with the mind I serve the law of God; but with flesh the law of sin.

            Modern cultures today embrace political correctness.  Morality without adherence to God’s statutes and laws is the greatest deception the enemy has granted us. The prince of this world has been judged, yet to many Christians accepting political correctness as religious, they too will be judged at the White Mercy Seat as goats on the left hand.  Yes, they have been deceived.  Our Lord Christ was very specific about this in many different teachings.  His Apostles also were very specific.  Before Christ and the New Testament church, the man after God’s own heart penned the 119th Psalm.  David spoke of God’s mercy while Jesus delivered it in the flesh.  This mercy wasn’t the mercy of officials looking to maintain power as the Pharisees and Sadducees erroneously did.  This was the mercy of God shown to David before Christ!
            We as Christians inherit the blessings promised to Abraham.  This truth is related in the Roman scriptures chapter four.  How then as Christians can we not love our brothers the Jews?  It is our mission commanded by Christ to love one another, even our enemies.  Christian behavior is defined in Romans 12, yet how much of this teaching is allowed in churches, let alone prospered in denominations demanding certain aspects of abiding law men teach just as the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus’ ministry? 
            Today many of us see the Muslims as an enemy.  Are we also aware that Muslims are also a seed of Abraham?  They are, and according to God in Genesis 16:10-12 part of His own plan.  Christians in America and the western nations claiming to be Christians are leaving God out of the equation in figuring out what to do about troubles of these days concerning those not considered of the multitude.  We wage war against them.  We have done so for decades and centuries.  Is this the work and spirit of spreading Jesus’ gospel?  The operation of a nation is huge.  Throughout scriptures God has raised up nations for his will and purpose and taken them out.  Israel’s history is the only millennial saga to exist in all cultures. Daniel 2:20-21 demonstrates this truth.
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for wisdom and might are his:
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
            I am of the belief that God prospered America and parts of Europe for the purposes of aiding Israel through the end time realities.  Jesus’ telling of end times in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 are plainly coming to our knowing the time of sorrows.  If there are any doubters of my belief, I’d simply refer them to what Jesus said in Chapter 3: 14-22 of the book of Revelation.
And unto the angel of the church of Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning creation of God;
I know thy works, that thou are neither hot nor cold: I would that thou wert cold or hot.
So then because they are neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of thy mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that though are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white rainment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that thou thy shame of nakedness do not appear; and anoit thine eyes with eyesalve that thou mayest see  And as many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent.
Behold I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I overcame, and am set down with my Father inhis throne.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
In the last verse Jesus specifically said that for those that have an ear, we should listen to the Spirit of God. The seven churches spoken of in the first chapters of the Book of Revelation in my mind are era churches.  Our country’s history for my understanding was founded in the Church of Philadelphia, but has become the church of Loadicea.  Many pastors may argue with this and that is fine.  However the promises given to the church of Philadelphia are upon us these very days.
Are we renewed in the spirit of our minds as Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:23?  Do we seek to avoid grieving the Holy Spirit in the manner that we live? Is all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking put away from us with all malice? Are we kind, caring, tenderhearted and forgiving to one another?  These are fruits of the Spirit from God the Father Jesus promised us.
In his letter to the 1 Thessalonians 5: 15-18 Paul directs us
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all men.
Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
What did Jesus tell his Apostles concerning how the world would perceive them in for his name’s sake? John 15:18.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
            In the Chapter of the above verse Jesus is speaking directly to his Apostles just before the work of his passion.  He also redefines the nature of his relationship with them.  They are no longer his servants, but he calls them his friends and all he knows from his Father has been made known unto them.
            Think about that for a moment.  Jesus’ own mission results in dying on the cross for the sake of innocence.  Those who follow him will endure the same.  The reality of those Apostles was nothing that any of us as contemporary faithful could possibly imagine.  Those of us in America and Western Europe enjoy freedoms none of the Apostles ever knew.  These men died confessing that Jesus was Lord of God the Father sent to preach the Gospel of Heaven’s Kingdom coming.
Matthew 10:32-33
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him I will confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father in heaven
            Are we bold in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or do well remain aloof speaking of our spirituality within a politically correct culture?  How do we as Christians resist the secular protocols demanding a departure from our faith in the guise of hate litigations?  Those who endure persecution and personal loss for standing in their faith are presented by the secular media for not willing to accept recent alternative lifestyle choices.
            Are Christians today who are self-proclaimed to be saved, standing on a sure foundation?
Matthew 7:13-14
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
            These words Jesus spoke are the beginning of a conclusion explained after words by a wise man who builds his house upon stone, rather than sand.  It was preceded by the command not to judge.  Before that considerations of our lives were spoken to in comparison of fowls being fed by God and raiment of clothing as lilies of the field.  We are not to be concerned with the affairs of tomorrow, or how it is that we provide for ourselves.
            Does this sound like any part of our culture today?  Are 401k accounts, or life insurance policies indicative of not caring for tomorrow?  If we are not to worry of these things and are to be of the few worthy, just what is it that we are supposed to be doing?  Well, I can show you the answer Christ provided.
Matthew 10: 7-10
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

            In the service of these instructions Jesus warns his Apostles of persecutions that would follow them. The power Jesus gave to the Apostles was from on High and awesome in its nature.  Anyone in the business of making gain or retaining power concerning the charge of Jesus became the enemy of the Apostles.  Their livelihood was at stake.
            I am of the mind that we as Christians have been deceived for understanding the commands of Jesus. Where are we preaching the kingdom of heaven is at hand?  Are we in possession of the Holy Spirit’s power to heal, cleanse, raise or cast out?
            If we could be motivated to not participate in the 4th commandment, but rather worship on the pagan Sun Day ordained by Constantine, is it reasonable to assume that we have blocked or rejected the person within the God Head known as the Holy Spirit?
            Are Christians today living without fear, boldly proclaiming God the Father’s Glory in knowing the savior Jesus, or are pretending to be saved in church attendance following the doctrines of men?  Is our membership of a church more important than looking after the widows, and fatherless throughout the week?  Is your church food pantry open every day, or just one or two days of the week?
            Instead of preaching the kingdom of heaven to come, are we attending ceremonies of sermons bent to relieve us of guilt associated to appropriate hypocrisy?  How is it that our worship involves collecting tithes for construction of a building, when so many fatherless go without?
            My brothers and sisters, if church isn’t doing the commandments of Jesus, or the works of the Apostles in the first century church, I would submit to you that we have turned our back on the power of the Holy Spirit promised by Jesus.  A church full of testimonies is only profitable if it seeks out sinners who repent and know Jesus the Lord.
Matthew 9:12-13
But when Jesus heard that he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

            There are people who live in righteous manner, if there weren’t Jesus wouldn’t have qualified his reason for coming.  But let not the knowledge of righteous living fool you as to being counted as saved.
Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
            The one truth of every human experience is that all die.  We are free to believe in God by the person of Jesus, or not to believe.  God’s true love for us must come by a voluntary seeking of His love for us.  This demands that we have a choice to believe in faith that Jesus was who He claimed to be, and will do what He said He was going to do.
            True servants of God will study the examples Jesus left us with according to the Gospels and New Testament Letters written by Paul.  They will embrace the words of Christ and His sent ones to live in a certain manner. 
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Jesus and his Apostles warned us of suffering persecution for living Godly in the name of Jesus.  Peter even says to not consider it a strange thing concerning the fiery trial which is to try you. 2 Peter4:12.  Keep in mind these Apostles operated with Holy Spirit Power in the same manner Jesus taught the world.  Ask yourself some simple questions for your salvation today.  Are you believing that worship on a day chosen of men suggesting that the church will be raptured out before tribulations is the truth Jesus preached?  Are we following preachers that publish their own versions of interpreting Jesus’ truth?  Are we participating in the business of religiosity?
God’s word is unchangeable.  It is immutable.  It is the same from the beginning as it is now, and will be in the end.  Jesus in his life rebuked those claiming authority of Moses’ Law.  How many of our church leaders are walking and teaching as the Pharisees, Sadducees,  lawyers and scribes of Jesus’ days?  Are we the people that go to see them so as to feel righteous?  Are we those that preach the kingdom of God without charge, freely speaking of Holy Spirit Power given to men that follow Christ?
These times we live in are very similar to what Jesus said in defining ‘End Times’  These times for the divider of the truth are known in the Old Testament by the prophets.  On the day of the Great White Judgment will you be on the Left hand of Christ hearing,
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
It is the nature of man to believe he knows what is best for him.  Some men do well for themselves in the manner which they provide a nice life for themselves.  Others do not perform as well as the truly gifted.  They meet with failures and lack for what they desired.  Wealth lends itself to freedom, more so than impoverishment.
Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
            Seek ye first what?  Seek ye first when?  Is it possible to know God’s purpose for His intention in creating you?  I would submit it is possible to know God’s will for each and every one of us.  We must first come to know Jesus on a personal level.  We must access correctly the heavenly gifts woven into our DNA before we were in the womb.  We must give Glory to God for all that we have and for all of the blessings He gives to us.  Then and only then we will truly be considered adopted into the family of God.  Jesus and the Father are one.  If we love God and Jesus wouldn’t we abide His commandments?  Wouldn’t we be known as His followers in as much as being a peculiar people showing forth the praises of Jesus and doing as he instructed?
            Before I conclude, I’d like to make a point of two scriptures from both the Old and New Testaments.  Both scriptures come from God the Father and Jesus the Son.  They both speak to The Holy Spirit of God.  Joel 2: 28-29, John15:26.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 
            It is proper to glorify God the Father with reverence and thanks through the Savior Jesus Christ.  Christ through his work is our mediator.  The Father promised to pour out his spirit upon all flesh, and Jesus said after He was gone our knowledge of God would be known by God’s awesome Spirit, which lives in all of us.  Jesus walked and lived with God’s Spirit and knowledge throughout His mission for mankind.  Are you a Christian that knows the Holy Spirit?  Are you growing the Holy Spirit within your flesh vessel?  If you seek God’s favor from a pastor at a particular church service it would be my contention that the great Comforter is he that you don’t know.
God loves you.  Without love for God and the service to Him in the name of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit of God it is a surety that you will be a Left Hand Christian.  There is no judgment in observation.  No man save Jesus brings us into heaven.  God seeks those that might not think they need him, by charging us to bring sinners to repentance at the foot of the cross, where The Savior’s sacrifice covered sin for all men.

            Peace and love from God on High