06 Nov

What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:50-57, NRSV)

As perishable and mortal beings we can not inherit anything from God, since God is imperishable and immortal.

But Jesus Christ came and become like us so that in His perishable imperishableness we are also made imperishable and immortal.

So thanks be to God for the plan to allow us to be with Him forever!


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3 responses to “Victory

  1. Jay Lynn White

    2015/11/06 at 07:59

    Dear Pastor Jerry Whirtley,

    You are courageous to be a pastor because you as a Shepherd lead a lot of Christ’s innocent lambs so you are fully responsible. I am sure the Bible speaks of your end result. I would advise a deeper research into who exactly will have eternal life, through your lambs ignorance they may but you it is less sure…


    Seven is the foundation of God’s word, perfection and completion both physical and spiritual. Six is human work, imperfection and incompleteness. These facts are from God’s Holy Bible compiled by St.Athanasius in 367 A.D.. Our Christian Bible was made 343 years after our Lord, Jesus Christ, died for our sins.

    God’s Holy Bible remained pure until one man, Martin Luther, authored his own version. Who was Martin Luther? He was an ex-Catholic Priest and a Professor of Theology that translated and changed the Holy Bible by removing seven books, deleting verses from Esther and Daniel then adding a word in the book of Romans!

    Martin Luther is largely responsible for the reformation leading to Protestantism, the massive split in Christ’s Church. There are now 33,000+ denominations of protestants and growing. Millions of Martin Luther bibles were bought and the cost? Division of Christ’s Church. Who would want to divide the Christian Church? Jesus loves us and through obedience saved us all! You and me! Who divides? Satan.

    Martin Luther was a genius and an egotistical man. The proof is in his bible. How many books are in Martin Luther bibles? There are 66 books. It is the way its author could sign his book: MARTIN = 6, LUTHER = 6. This genius they called “Doctor” was clever enough to see Martin Luther equalled 66 and made his bible to have not 65 or 67 but the right number of books so he could clearly see his name. Through Luther’s want of recognition and power followers of Jesus Christ can clearly see Martin(6) Luther(6) Bibles(6) split Jesus’ Church.

    Jesus started His Church known as Catholic, meaning Universal, about Two Thousand years ago. In 1517 Luther created the division of Jesus’ Church. Before Luther The Lord’s Church had been as one Cup like a beautifully hand crafted heavy glass goblet. When Luther picked up The Goblet he would have noted the crack in the base. If he slammed it straight down it might have chipped off about a fifth of the base but The Goblet would have still stood strong. Luther took the Lord’s Cup and on purpose hammered it. Can you see it in slow motion? With his supporters and followers at his side Luther EX-priest of God stares intently at The Lord’s Cup, noting the crack in the base he snatches it up off the altar of God and with direction and purpose he hammers the heavy glass goblet against the stone corner, bang, Bang, BANG! Splitting away from its hand held base the thinner top is launched to the “freedom” of air inevitably crashing to the floor where cracks ripple through it creating sections that from impact are caused to propel away from one another and it shatters into 33,000+ pieces; Some pieces appear so small they look like lost glitter from a child’s art project.

    Did Jesus ask for His Church to be shattered into pieces? No! He prayed for unity. Are we one? No. And the world does not believe God sent His Son because of our lack of unity. The Church of Jesus Christ is to be ONE Cup shared, ONE Cup in ONE Peace.

    This is from John Chapter 17:21 “May they all be one, just as, Father, you are in me and I am in you, so that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.22 I have given them the glory you gave to me, that they may be one as we are one.23 With me in them and you in me, may they be so perfected in unity that the world will recognise that it was you who sent me and that you have loved them as you have loved me.24 Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may always see my glory which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

    Protestant reformation celebrates 500 years in 2017. In celebration of this then let us look closer at this one man, Martin Luther. All Christians know Jesus, Son of God, our redeemer and savior was not egotistical. Was Saint Peter or Saint Paul egotistical? No! Martin Luther has been proven to be egotistical. The first half of life he was Catholic and second half of life he was not so he was divided. It was during his second half of life this one man changed God’s Word. Where does his division and ego come from? To find the answer, first came the man so we add this one(1) mans initials M(13th letter) L(12th letter) =26 divide that by the split that he was: 26÷2=13. Don’t agree with the split? Martin(6) Luther(6) is the one(1) man to start protestantism, 6+6+1= still 13. Interesting? Next we look at what came from this human, his imperfect creation is summed up to be seen: 6+6+6=18. That gives us a 13:18 with Martin Luther connected to 666. We find 13:18 with 666 in the book of Revelation, division and ego like Martin Luther.

    If you are at a church that came into a name for itself, so not Universal, then you are split from God. You have not been obedient to your superiors (Hebrews 13:17). His Church has spoken and you chose to not hear so you did not hear Christ and rejected His Church. You reject His Church, you reject Him who sent Jesus (Luke 10:16). Look at James 2:24 “You see that by works a man is justified as not by faith only.” Is this verse the reason Luther added the word “alone” to Romans 3:28? “In the path of righteousness is life, but the way of error leads to death” (Proverbs 12:28).

    If you wonder who I am, I am not a cradle Catholic. I lived my life on the dark side of no church at all until recently I was baptized. The Holy Spirit entered me and I became The Lords. He has claimed me and I am His obedient servant. I am Christian.

    You are a minister and your congregation may be simple trusting folk therefore they are ignorant. You however are the Teacher, the Shepherd of Christ’s sheep. Does Jesus care what His sheep are fed? Does He care that they are fed pure food or food laced with poison? Does He care that His sheep are in the fold? Does He care they are gathered as one or He likes the way they are scattered? Are you truly following Jesus’? Remember YOU cause others to follow YOU.

    He has given you everything including having His servant stop their busy life, type you out this letter and send it to you. So yeah He loves you that much. It would be wise to use His 73 book Holy Bible and spend your life working to unify His Church. You carry a sliver of His Cross. Let us strive to love each other as He loves us, agape.

    With Love and concern,
    Jaylynn White

    • asacredrebel

      2015/11/06 at 09:39


      Thank you for the response. I am not sure why this response come to this post, but thank you.

      I am one to allow all thoughts and discussions on our shared faith in Christ.

      You are correct the Martin Luther was largely responsible, but he was not alone and if he had not been around or done what he did, the protestant reformation still would have happened. So to label him the anti-christ does not help with Christian unity.

      And If you read history correctly, Martin Luther did not want to split the church but to set it on the path that God was intending it to be on.

      You are also correct that Martin Luther did not like several books of the Bible. However to my knowledge he did not change any of the books of the canon, even though he wanted to. He did not like James or Revelation or others, but he did not change them because the canon was set by a council of the church.

      And to correct you on one point, I do not strive to have people follow me. I am a servant of Christ and strive to lead people to follow Him in the true catholic and apostolic church. It is not about me. It is about Christ and following after God.

      Pastor Jerry Wirtley

    • asacredrebel

      2015/11/06 at 13:12

      And here is something for reading on Lutherans and Catholics sharing communion:


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