The Pearl


The “Pearl of Great Price” is one of the parables given by Jesus. What does it have to do with a present? This article will attempt to give a study on the idea of the “Approach Present” that God established in scriptures. Perhaps you will then understand a bit more about that “Pearl of Great Price.” The “person” in the parable was said to have sold ALL that he had in order to purchase that Pearl. What a huge price to pay!

In the book of Genesis, Jacob (whose name means something like a thief or a clutcher,) brought a huge amount of items, an “approach present,” to his brother Esau, almost 60 years after stealing his birthright away from Esau. He had met God, and wrestled with him all night long, through an “angel,” and now Jacob wanted to appeal to his brother in the best possible way to win back his favor. He brought almost a 1/4 million dollars’ worth of livestock, etc. by today’s standards to his brother Esau. It cost him a whole lot.

Solomon had all kinds of kings bring him “approach presents”. …very expensive gifts, too!

Jesus, soon after his birth, had the Magi bring him gifts of “Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, all 3 prescribed in the Old Testament scriptures. The Magi wanted to impress and be friends with this new “King of the Jews.” These were “approach presents.” …very costly by the standards of those days!

Now if we look closer at the verse in Ephesians 2:8, it takes on even more powerful meaning when we realize that the “gift” of this verse is an “approach present” from God, seeking to win our favor.

“For it is in grace, (an undeserved favor) though faith, that you are saved (made a whole person, saved from perishing), and this is not out of you; it is God’s Approach Present. (Concordant Version with my comments inserted.)

This idea is so powerful to me… that God would collect the most extravagent gift collection ever (His only begotten Son) and then seek and seek and seek and seek the “little lost sheep” that has gone astray…. until he finds it and give that gift freely to that lost sheep. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” We/You are His treasure… His Joy! And he gave the best he had to give, his only begotten Son! He served us!

We are his Pearl of Great Price. So, who was it that was seeking for the Pearl? … Us or God?

Resurrection Hope

What is our Hope?

From Acts 24: Paul said, “But this I confess unto you, that after the way which they call heresy, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets: and I have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust (:14-15)

     What is our hope? Is it in governments or leaders? Is it in churches or organizations? I hope that you can realize that we are subjected to frustration on purpose… by God himself, so that he will get the greater glory later on after HE cleans up all the mess that man has attempted. “God has subjected (consigned ) ALL to disobedience so that he may have mercy upon ALL.” The reason we even have history or time is to play out the grand scheme of God’s great rescue plan, and trust me, we are not totally there yet, even though we can enter in and “see” or understand the kingdom among us. We wait…. Christ will reign “until”…

Our hope is a bit different than that of the general public who do not intimately know our great savior.. We are his elect… those that come out from the brainwashed crowd and start changing our thinking, and experiencing abundant life. (“Repentance” or metanoia, is a changing of the guard in our brain (heart)) to where we start to “see the kingdom of Heaven”. We enter into God’s rest/ enter into the kingdom ahead of all of the rest of God’s children who don’t know him yet. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he….

So God is calling his elect to go ahead of the rest of his children…. Eventually, no one will be left behind… Jesus, our elder brother went first, as a servant of all, laying down his life for his friends… Now he calls those of us he has chosen to have faith in this age, to awaken, and to start changing the world around us.. making a difference, and sharing God’s great love with all we sense are open to the good news.

Those who stay stuck in religion (similar to the Pharisees of Jesus’ day) may not see the kingdom of heaven until a future age (aionios). He warned the Pharisees that they would not be forgiven in 2 ages… the present age, and the age to come… NOTE: He didn’t say they would never be forgiven, as some versions falsely mislead us… We know this is not the case, since Paul tells us that “God was in Christ, reconciling the WORLD to himself, NOT counting men’s sins against them. Please note that Love endures forever, mercy endures forever, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, etc…

All these type of verses let us rest in the fact that God is not done with the Pharisees. They will go through God’s purging, purifying love-fire! I think of the Hebrew children in Daniel who were in the fire, but didn’t get burnt. The angels in Elisha’s day’s who were riding in chariots of fire, but of course the angels were not burned. etc… The Lake of Fire has got to be good for all who go through it. Brimstone (sulfur) is known in biblical times as a purifying agent.

Now the Elect of God will be gathered together at Christ’s appearing in the clouds… He will appear in the clouds, with a great SHOUT (to wake the dead in Christ) and the Voice of an Archangel (Michael) and sounding of a Trumpet (to call those still alive who are in intimate relationship with Papa through his Son). This is the time of the “Coming” in clouds of glory, His Glorious Appearing, and of the first resurrection (as contrasted to the second resurrection for all those who still will need to be shaken in their thinking.) Those who follow after the millennial reign of Christ, will be told to “go away, for Christ didn’t “know intimately” into an aionios (age) period of time of cleansing their thought patterns.

It is God’s kindness, not hell, that leads us to repentance (change of mind). This word aionios has so sadly been translated as “forever” several times in scripture… 2 of these times, they are back to back, as in the verse that says” Forever and ever”…. really if they were consistent, it would be rendered “forever and another forever”… Now listen to the spirit translate these same thoughts instead of demonic influence….. “The smoke of their torment (actually a testing such as gold is tested in heating process) ascended for an undetermined amount of time”. Truly this would be a pleasing aroma to God to see the cleansing, purifying process occur… “No more pain, nor sorrow” will be the end result of God’s allowing his Son to reign until the end of the “ages” (aionios) time periods. Eventually, there will be no more resistance to Christ’s rule…. Death and Hades (not hell) will be cast into “The Lake of Fire”.
The last enemy to be defeated is death itself. What brings death? Hamartia (“sin” or more properly it is wrong perceptions and thinking patterns that are leading men to evil deeds… When hamartia is done away with, then death will not be needed anymore. Then Christ will hand the kingdom over to his Father, so that God will be ALL IN ALL!.

Why did God allow all of this deception to get into our church systems and various translations of his word? I think it may be to get us to dig a little deeper, and see if his ecclessia will really love the way he wants us to. “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make (mold you) into a free person.” Are you free when you are in fear of hell? Hell no! (pun intended) Of course a God who said he hated even the thought of sacrificing babies on the hot arms of Baal/Moloch (in Jeremiah 32) would of course not be a God who could be trusted if he would then turn against his ideals and morals laid down in the OT scriptures. God cannot change his moral character/ HIS NAME.

God tells us that he wants us to forgive our enemies, do good to our enemies, only meet out an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, so how in the world could he go against his “Love that never fails” and “Love that never ceases” and “mercy that triumphs over judgement”, etc… Ain’t God trying to tell us “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” for a very good reason? … If left alone to our evil brainwashed (blinded eyes) thinking, we would probably all wish very much ill on all of our enemies. Love triumphs over all. Let’s let God be the judge. Love, love, love….

Then someday in the future, God will send his Christ the second time, where every eye will see him, and he will catch up the dead in Christ first, and catch the rest of us who are still alive who are in Christ, and so we will ever be with the Lord. Then shall so many scriptures in the Old Testament be fulfilled… Paul said that he only told them of what the scriptures and the Holy prophets of old had foretold, similar to what Jesus told the two disciples on the road to Emmaus… They said after the Lord disappeared, “Did not our hearts burn within us?”

The scriptures tell us that this will all happen at the “last trump”… the final 7th trumpet that is sounded during the book of Revelation’s time of great tribulation.  Thessalonians tells us “Let no man deceive you, for that DAY will not come until there come a great apostasy, and the “man of sin” be revealed.”  What DAY? The DAY OF THE LORD spoken of by so many prophets. How long will this DAY be? From what I see in scriptures, I think that a thousand year reign of Christ will begin at that age (time period). Then at the end of this reign, there will be a time of rebellion and war, and God will destroy the armies surrounding the city of God.. only to be cleaned up/purified/ reconciled… It is all by Papa’s design.. He has chosen certain one’s in this age to know the truth of who they are… “Forgiven/ Justified / Righteous / Holy…. Romans 4:5 says “God justifies the wicked.” Others are chosen to learn these great truths at a much later time or in another age..

There are those who are influenced to believe that all of scriptures are already fulfilled somehow in the 40 years after the death of Christ, at the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

The Greek word for this “generation” is talking about a genealogical group or a “perverse and wicked” generation… and is not talking about a 40 year period as some think it refers to… “This race of wicked/perverse people will not pass away until all shall be fulfilled spoken of It by the prophets….talking about he Jewish nation who failed to see Christ as their Messiah. I’m sure each of you out there can do the research in all of the Gospels where this word is used and you will see what I am saying to be true.

“All Israel will be saved” as in Romans 11:26, and there were over 1 million Jews who were actually destroyed in 70 AD…. “The liberator will come”…. and he will liberate, not destroy! Listen to Romans 11:26, which is a quote from Zachariah of OT …. “And in this way ALL Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Liberator will come from Zion; He will turn away godlessness from Jacob. And this will be My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” It talks of the whole nation looking upon the one whom they had pierced and mourning as for an only son. They will finally “see the light” of the glorious gospel in the end of the tribulation period, when Christ comes again the second time. They will be driven to jealousy by seeing the Gentiles that have come to faith… God finally takes the blinders off of their eyes that he had kept blinded for so long.

It is all a part of his grand plan to save ALL.

“And I, if I be lifted up from the Earth, will drag (draw) ALL men unto me. I can only imagine how glorious that DAY of the Lord will be, when finally every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess willingly. Hearts will have been healed, delivered, and set free from blindness. No more rapes, no more murders, no more theft, no more lies, no more corruption, no more tears, no more pain, no more sorrow, and the dead raised to life, and death finally done away with. I’m certainly looking forward to that kind of fulfillment of all of scriptures of Old and New Testament. Please take the time to read 1 Cor 15 again and do your own research…

“Every eye shall see him” and “as the lightning that flashes across the sky from the East to the West” and is surely very highly visible, his coming will be very visible, very loud with a shout, and with the very last trumpet of Revelation …

“Maranantha! Even so, come Lord Jesus!” 🕎

The World’s Greatest Farmer

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The Greatest Farmer Ever:
(The Will, Counsel, Intent, and Work of God)

A farmer has a will…to see a good crop. He then uses his counsel to decide how best to carry out his plan. Then he sets out with intent to accomplish his will. He may not even like the work he has to do to get to the end product, especially if it is hot out in the sun. But he perseveres until the garden yields the goodies for his family to eat.
So, in a nutshell, we have 4 items here:
a) The Farmer’s will b) His counsel, and c) His intent, and d) his hard work to get the job done, and each are to be understood a bit differently.
God also has a will. He has a counsel. He has an intent as to how he will get that plan/will accomplished. And God works to that end. Do you know what his plan is? (More on that later.)
This may fry your brain to think upon, but I believe it is needed to understand a few things that God allows…as in the following shortened list:
….. Sickness … he hates it … Evil … He hates it … Hard hearts … thick skulls … deception … lies … murder …. adultery … idolatry …. I believe you get my drift … any and all things not good.
Why would God hate all these things and yet allow them? Do they still exist?
Why would God promise us a better “day?” (the “Day of the Lord”), if all is already quite well everywhere in his creation? Yes, he has provided a way out through the accomplished work on the cross, but we do not yet see it completed in every mind of his children. So, he is still working by his Spirit to convince the world of hamartia (wrong thinking patterns resulting in fear and bad actions, of righteousness, and of the true nature of God.
He even “creates evil” …not by his will…but by his intent.. His intent is that the evil will bring out the need for the opposite. This leads to his eventual overcoming of all rebellion and evil everywhere. He shall rule and reign until this is experientially true…not just potentially true.
Thus was Lucifer created with the capability of becoming evil.
Thus was Adam given a chance to fall…
Thus was Abraham allowed to raise a knife over his son, almost ready to kill his own Son.
Thus was King David allowed to commit adultery and kill a man to cover it up….
Thus was Job allowed to be pummeled by Satan.
Thus was Jonah allowed to run away from God’s assigned task for him.
Thus was King Herod allowed to kill all the unborn babies in Jerusalem area under age 2.
Thus was Pharaoh’s heart hardened over and over and over again. Would it not have been a very boring story of “deliverance” if Pharaoh would have just smiled and said, “Sure thing Moses. Just take all the gold of Egypt. I’ll send soldiers along to protect you. Oh, and by the way, have a great day.”
God would not have had a wonderful deliverance, nor gotten the glory for being so good to his people. With a strong hand, he rescued them out of slavery! Glorious!

—- How much of God is God? How do you see God?
a. Do you see a God who started the universe & kind of wound it up and then never again interacts in his creation?
b. Do you see him as lovingly wanting to do best for us but can’t because of man’s free will and sins and evil getting in the way?
c. Do you see him as playing second best to Satan because of all the sickness and disasters and evil in the world?
d. Or do you think he doesn’t care?
e. God doesn’t exist is not an option. Remember how fearfully and wonderfully you are made.

Ok.. Now for answer time…:
When considering the work of carrying out God’s plan through the ages, we find that God has a great and glorious plan. We can find out what his good and pleasing and perfect will is by what a verse says it is not… The converse, so to speak… ” IT IS NOT God’s WILL that ANY should PERISH, but that all would come to metanoia (the repentance word).”
Of course this metanoia word cannot mean to grovel or pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps to make ourselves worthy of a Holy, “wrath filled” God. NO WAY! Instead, it has a much more glorious meaning, and here are a few ways to understand “metanoia”: “See the light”, Eureka, awakening, awaken to truth of God and our relationship to Papa, see ourselves for who we really are, have our thinking changed, etc….
An example of this is when Saul was on the rode to Damascus and was blinded by the great light… and then he “saw the light” so to speak. He was enlightened as to who Jesus really was and he saw himself now in a servant/slave position before a LORD. He probably did not even fully realize his favored position in Christ until much more revelation was given to him, and that is ok.
None of us are fully awakened to truth all of the sudden. Many a time, God takes us through seasons of being more awakened. And the more we are filled (or controlled) by Holy Spirit, the more we fall in love with God and love others more fully.
But we must realize that we were included in Christ a long, long, time ago and that the work of our redemption from a fallen way of thinking (as well as the accompanying actions) was accomplished long ago. We think of the words of Jesus on the cross as “IT IS FINISHED” or accomplished, or done deal…

But really it began way before that…. “Even before the foundations of the world” it was a done deal in God’s “timetable”, since he is in all of time and out of time at the same time. It just hasn’t manifested yet to the full extent in man’s minds or timetable.
Our minds are warped by the Satanic/ Luciferian/ Matrix system until we see the light of the glorious gospel in the face of Jesus Christ. That is why we can say “we regard no man any longer after the flesh.” We are all included and made righteous and holy and beloved in his sight. No one is left behind. We are justified, not just forgiven. That brings true freedom from sin.

“All flesh shall see the glory of God.”

I do not have the time here to include the over 100 hundred verses in scripture that tell us that history will conclude with ALL before God’s throne worshiping without any rebellion at all in anyone’s hearts …but 1 Cor. 15 describes this process… And it is a process in our ages of time as we know them. There will be a “DAY” that will sneak up on the earth as a thief in the night. In that “DAY”, which I believe lasts a thousand years (unless possibly it is figurative, and that would be fine by me as well) we see Christ Jesus ruling and reigning here on Earth, and then, if that time is not enough, another age or two or three, whatever it takes to get everyone’s heart healed of all the junk we have blamed God for or not believed will be over and done with, and every last person has entered the New Jerusalem through the gates that always stand open wide …. God is a consuming fire, and that fire burns until all wood, hay, and stubble are burned away from the pure gold God desires.
Why would the gates of the New Jerusalem stand open wide always? The Spirit and the Bride say “Come” and let him who hears say “Come.” History will culminate when Jesus hands the kingdom back over to his Father (and our Father)… who then becomes “ALL in ALL”. This is by no means just a simple “All in 10%” or even 90% of his creation, but it is “ALL”. Let us believe this with a childlike faith. The problem is that religious mindsets cannot hardly believe the Good News is really that Good! God is Good all the time. God is Love. God is light. God is carrying history forward to a grand culmination to where All are reconciled, healed, set free from wrong mindsets, and loving Father for what he has done. They will all give Jesus Christ credit for his grand role of being a servant of the grandest type. One who perfectly mirrored his Fathers’ heart for all of us, “laying down his life for a friend.”
So now let us go back to the Pharaoh and Egypt arena with Moses asking for freedom to take “my people” out of bondage. Why would God harden a man’s heart? Well, if he hadn’t done so, would there have been any contest? Would there have been any evil for God to overcome? Would God’s goodness have been displayed openly to all the nations who would hear of this great deliverance? You know the answer…
There is a verse in Isaiah 45:7 that says this …”I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.” This is in the middle of the passage that I will quote from next… (If you know the verses, you can skip ahead.)

This is the KJV version of Isaiah 45:5-9:
5 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.
7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
So now let us observe that if this is correctly translated, then it is God who created evil, and as I said before it is not for his will (he hates it as in he doesn’t really want it, but maybe temporarily needs it around for a while) Evil is opposed to God’s character of goodness… his perfect will. So why would God create something he is against? “Because he is God” is probably not a good enough answer. That answer seems to create Atheists, who would then say that God is Schizoid.
But if we think of this in terms of his perfect will versus his counsel of how he is going to get that will accomplished, we can see that with intent to eventually triumph over everything that is not good, he allows and even creates the possibilities for his creation to go astray and not love and do all manner of evil.
God still seems to hold individuals accountable for their actions and says things like “Be sure your sin will find you out” … and that we will “reap what we sow.” If we do evil, we will reap evil.
Now … how long will God be at this intention of heading his creation towards a reconciling of all things into Christ under one head? He says that “ALL things will become NEW”… and that in the fullness of time, Christ died so that ALL can be reconciled into/under one head. Please read Ephesians 1:9-11…
God is said to be “patient, not willing that any would perish, but that all would awaken to right thinking/living.” He also says that with him a thousand years is like a day. It might take a while.
What can we be doing meanwhile? “Love covers a multitude of hamartia (wrong thinking and actions). Love others into a new kingdom realm way of thinking. Help them “see the light” of how glorious they already are in Christ. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” The mystery of the ages is unfolded in Ephesians and Colossians.
The mystery is this: that Christ has ALL of his creation enfolded into him on the cross, whether we realize it or not. “Christ is in you, the hope of glory.” Christ is in everyone and will manifest his presence and his message of love eventually in everyone. You can run from this kind of love for a while… you can run from his love for a lifetime…maybe…. but you cannot run from his love forever.
He has a way of dragging (drawing) us gently to himself. “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will helkuo (literally drag in the Greek) ALL to himself… Some versions place “ALL men” in this verse, but the Greek leaves “men” out. So, in essence, he draws ALL of his creation into himself and makes it whole, healed, restored, delivered, you name it… anything that is good. He has baptized us by means of one spirit into one body… with his love and spirit and word and assurance and He is the one who will have “all men to be saved” ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, ONE GOD AND FATHER OF US ALL. … (ALL)!
Rev 5:13 speaks of a time when ALL of his creation will be giving PAPA “blessing, and glory, and honor, and praise.” This will finally fulfill what God promised to many OT saints such as Abraham… “In you shall ALL the families of the Earth be blessed.”
So, when death, which God allows for a time period until time is no more, is finally done away with, and swallowed up in victory, then will be fulfilled the sayings and promises of old… “No more death, nor sorrow, nor pain (no torment anywhere in all of God’s universe), for the former things are finally passed away.”
God will no longer have to “put up with” the things he hates…hated to have to allow. But in his wisdom, God counselled himself that there was no other way than to plant a tree in the garden of the knowledge of good and evil… he created both darkness (in him is no darkness at all) and light (God is light and God is love.) And his allowance of all this bad, evil, wicked, things that he put up with for several ages will finally be over. God will be celebrating this culmination just as much, if not more so, than we will. God will applaud each one of us, including Pharaoh, for the role he played in bringing glory to God.
Jesus in the garden prayed “Is there any other way out of this evil.” In his spirit, he came to rest in the fact that God knows best.
This is my best understanding of why God allows or even “creates” evil. Thankfully it will all end up well and good.
….and there is definitely no way that there could be a God who will torture all of his Pharaoh’s who are doing/ fulfilling his perfect plan. God keeps no record of wrongs.

Can you see the difference between God’s perfect will and his intent on how to accomplish it? Intent is a means to a goal or an end. The end goal is within his character and will …his good, and perfect, and pleasing will.
“Behold what manner of Love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we (all of us) should be called the sons of God. And it does not YET appear what we shall be, but when we see him, we shall be like him, for we shall “see” (know/understand/ be enlightened in understanding of) him as he is. In all of his glory and so shall we ever be with him in glory… Because LOVE NEVER FAILS! Amen!!!!!
Is God still at work today? Or is he resting? “I believe we may still be in the “6th day of creation” in which God is working to make us into his image, on the cusp of the “7th, and final day of creation, wherein he rests.” — quotes paraphrased from Peter Hiett. “My father works, and I work.” I must work the works of him who sent me. Jesus is the mirror image of his Father, therefore, we know the Father is not done working yet. “He’s still working on me!”

 Paul G. Myers
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