Treasures in Heaven

Great Possessions

Treasures in Heaven

Today’s message is a little meaty. I am not trying to be rough, but the truth must be spoken. I pray you are blessed by God’s holy word.

Matthew 19: 16 And behold, one came and said unto him, Good master, what good thing shall I do. That I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

May God add His blessing to the reading of the Word.

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Great possessions. This man had great possessions. Possessions that were far too great for him to relinquish. He had possessions that were of more value to him than eternal life. He wanted eternal life, but when he realized the cost he could not bear it. He was not an unbeliever either. It sounds insane on the surface and it also sounds like a rare occasion, but we will see that it is very, very common indeed.

So here is a man living what we would consider a perfect life and holy life. He kept all the commandments. He lived a life of perfect works. Yet with this perfect life he still could not enter into the kingdom of God. His possessions got in his way. There were things in his earthly life that he valued more than eternal life. There are many different kinds of possessions.

2 Corinthians 7: 1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of the flesh AND of the spirit. We hear about the filthiness of the flesh but not too often about the filthiness of the spirit. The two can be related but they can also be separate too. Here is a little example of the connection of the flesh to the spirit. The prophet Elisha had a helper name Gehazi. The Syrian Naaman had leprosy and came to the prophet for help. Elisha gave him instructions of dunking himself seven times in the Jordan River to be cleansed. When Naaman was cured of his leprosy he came back to the prophet and offered him a substantial sum for the help. The prophet refused and Naaman left. Gehazi secretly chased after Naaman and asked for some of the loot. He got it and hid it and went back to Elisha and pretended as though nothing happened. Elisha questioned him offering him a chance to confess and be free but he lied to the prophet, thereby lying to God and then Elisha spoke.

 

2 Kings 5: 26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen and menservants, and maidservants? 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

With the earthly treasures came the plague. Today with the earthly treasures come the plagues as well. Money? A great tool, but if that money gets hold of you and becomes your treasure, then you become its slave and receive the plagues of money with it. Plagues like worry, which leads to heart disease and cancer. But money is only one treasure among many. And each physical treasure comes with its own spiritual side.

There are other more elusive treasures. Babylonian garments. Wedges of silver. Do we have any in our camp? We have many more than you would think. Things of the world have slipped into the message ranks, into Christian homes and Christian lives. Some are small and illusive while others just baffle the mind. Did you know that there are “message people” who have Christmas trees? For those of you who do not understand why this is bad, here is the scripture for it.

Jeremiah 10: 1 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaks unto you, Oh house of Israel. 2 Thus Saith the Lord, Learn no the way of the heather, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Thus saith the Lord. No interpretation needed here but they do it anyway. I hope nobody reading here does it, and if you do, now you know better. Never, ever have one of those heathen idols in your house ever again. And certainly never in the church. The Bible makes no bones about it. It says if you have a Christmas tree you are a heathen! Period. I don’t care how many tapes you have, how long your skirt is or where you have the zipper, the Bible says that if you put up those Christmas decorations you are a heathen. That is not me, that is “thus saith the Lord”. And these people will not relinquish their possession, their Xmas trees and lights in favour of eternal life. Just like the rich man, they believe, yet refuse to obey. How about you and I?

Babylonian garments aren’t just clothing, they include all the things of the world that go contrary to the Bible and contrary to the message. Did you know that prophet told us that the only woman in the Bible who wore make-up was Jezebel? There are some “in the message” who think that if makeup isn’t a bright colour or if it has a different name on the label then it is not make-up. They wear lip gloss, clear nail polish, cover-up etc. There are Pentecostals who know better. The prophet raged against that thing for decades and people are still wearing it. If you won’t take my word for it and you won’t take the prophet’s word for it, here is what the Bible said.

1 Timothy 2: 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.

How can a woman profess godliness while looking like Jezebel? How much makeup is too much? Is a little OK? Would it have been OK for Israel to just bow one knee to Baal? Can both sweet and bitter water come out of the same well? And why dress up with make-up anyway? A woman does not put on makeup to go out to meet God, she does it to go out to meet men. So there it is in a nutshell and I don’t think anyone needs a more clear translation of what that means.

The Bible pointed out that God had Elijah curse Jezebel and He fed her to the dogs. God don’t change so what He did then He must do today or he is a hypcrite. Do we want to be dog food? Get rid of that thing! You might think I am picking on the sisters but don’t worry the men got a spank coming too.

What other treasures do we have laid up? What is in our hearts, for the Bible says that where our treasures are, there will our hearts be also. What are our great possessions? Where are our treasures?  Where is our heart? What other Babylonian garments do we have hidden in our hearts?

There is a more insidious evil afoot. They hide in our midst, and they can hide in our hearts. There are invisible Babylonian garments. Jesus called them “leaven”. They are ideas, and dogmas, and beliefs, or more precisely unbelief in the Word of God.

Matthew 9: 16 No man puts a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up takes from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

You cannot mix it. You cannot put a holy patch on an unholy Babylonian garment, or visa versa. Both will be destroyed. Before Elisha could take up Elijah’s garment, he first had to cast off his own robe. He could not wear both together. He could not put that holy robe together with an unholy robe. Neither can we put on the wedding garment, which is the Holy Spirit while we are still wearing a Babylonian garment. Light and dark cannot coexist. Light casts out all darkness. If there is darkness then there is no light at all. Jesus said that the light of the body is the eye, and if the light be darkness, then we are in complete darkness. The Bible says in this day that the world would be a darkness and the people a gross darkness. Completely blind! Pitch black!

Neither can we put new wine in old bottles. In the days when Jesus was speaking they did not use glass bottles, they used wine skins. An old wine skin is dry and brittle and a new wine is bubbling full of life. If you put that new wine in the old bottle it will bubble up and the pressure will burst the old dried leather. The Holy Spirit is alive and bubbling, a well of life, and it cannot dwell in a denominational bottle. It cannot dwell in a religious bottle. Too many people these days come to the message with their old denominational, religious spirit and instead of getting cleansed of it they just get a different religion.  Full of the same religious hypocritical spirit under a new banner.

And once we get one Babylonian garment in our camp, then more will follow.

Galatians 5: 7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 8 This persuasion comes not of Him that called you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Some of the Jewish religion was creeping into the camp of the Saints and Paul warned them that if they did not stop it, then it could indeed take over completely for a little leaven will leaven the WHOLE lump. That is both in the individual and in the group. A little leaven in your life will eat up your entire life like a cancer. A little religious spirit, a little of the world, and soon your entire life will be consumed by it and you won’t even know it.

And when we have one person with that spirit in our midst, that spirit will try to take over everyone. We will do things that the Bible warns us not to do, and we will think we are holy while doing it. I know one church where everyone calls the preacher “Pastor”. In Matthew 23 the Bible warns us call no man “Rabbi”, which is pastor, for you have one master which is God. And the people so reverently refer to their preacher as pastor and get offended when someone simply calls him brother. And they have no clue that what they are doing is contrary to the word of God. It is a Babylonian garment right in their midst and they don’t see it. We have had those spirits come in over the years and we all know it. It was God who kept us safe from it. Paul had it come into the Corinthian church and he dealt with it speedily, but that spirit still caused damage and some of the people did not realize it.

1 Corinthians 5: 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

A little leaven will leaven the whole lump. It was the same in Paul’s day and in Peter’s day.

Acts 5: 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sod a possession, 2 and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 While it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 and the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. 7 and it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 and Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said Yea, for so much. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the foot of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11 and great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things. 12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;(and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch). 13 and of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

Peter got rid of it right away. He rooted it out and cleaned his house. Paul got rid of it right away. Are we willing to get rid of it or are we like the rich man, and like Ananias? Is our treasure, our Babylonian garment of more value to us than eternal life? Do we cling to creeds and dogmas? Are we allowing, or worse enabling, religious spirits to take over. Leaven! Sin! Creed! Dogma! Tradition! Worldliness! Culture! Denominationalism! Are we full of leaven? Are we new bottles or old bottles? Are we ready to take off the old garment stained with sin and put on Jesus Christ? Do we have treasures in heaven or are our treasures still here on earth? These are questions we must ask ourselves, and answer.

This earth will burn with an unquenchable fire where the very elements will melt. Your house, your car, your money, your clothes, your church and even your very flesh will be devoured by it if you are still here. Nuclear fission at 300 million degrees will turn everything to ashes and volcanoes will finish the rest. Nothing that is on this earth will stand. No thing, not dogma, no religion, no isms, no unbelief will stand the heat.

Search your camp! Find that garment, find that wedge of silver! Do you know what power is behind every leaven? Do you realize who is behind every one of these things? It is a devil, a demon. Satan himself is behind it. And the Bible says in Romans chapter six that to whom we yield ourselves to obey, his servants we are. Do you want to serve the devil? He is the one making you sick, he is the one making you die, he is causing every pain and grief in your life. Why would we want to say or do anything to serve him? Think about it. You put on that Babylonian garment and you are serving the very one that is trying to destroy you.

And every time we are accepting the leaven we are rejecting the Word of God which is Jesus Christ. We cannot serve God and Mammon. We will hate one and love the other.

John 2: 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides for ever.

Love not the world for if we love the world the love of the Father is not in us. Love not the Babylonian garment. Love not the wedge of silver. Love not money. Love not culture. Love not tradition. Pretty straight. And here is one you may have never heard before. Listen close. Religion is worldly! Cain, the serpent’s seed, built the first alter! Balaam had an altar. The Pharisees and Sadducees who turned over Jesus Christ to be murdered lived and worked in the churches. If we love the world, or worldliness, or religious hypocrisy, or unbiblical dogma, or culture, or tradition, whether in item or in idea or in word, then we do not love the Lord God. Let that sink in.

We cannot love both the world and the Lord God. If we love God then we will not love the world. If we love the world then we simply do not love the Lord.

And I’ll say it again; it is not just things. It is ideas. Ideas are the root of it. Whether scientific, social, or philosophical, or religious, worldly ideas are an enemy to God. Worldly ideas are carnal ideas and the Bible says that the carnal mind is enmity towards God. If we hold to worldliness we become God’s enemy for we are serving Satan in the process. That is pretty strong but I am obligated to tell you the truth. I will have to give an answer for it one day so I will give you the whole truth.

We have only discussed a couple of ideas so far; makeup, Xmas trees, dogma. There are numerous others. How about political things? How about the whole politically correct movement? How about the dogmas creeping into the message? Here is a new one for some. There is a dogma that if a woman has her zipper on the front of her skirt it becomes a garment pertaining to a man. Show me that in the Bible! Show me that in the message! Show me one place in 1100 sermons that the prophet said that, suggested that, or made even the slightest elusion to that. It’s not there! But these same people who push this unbiblical, un-message dogma will have Xmas trees and Xmas lights and think nothing wrong of it. They will strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. It is a religious spirit. Solomon said they are like an adulteress woman who will eat and wipe her mouth and say I have done nothing wrong.

They are denomonationalizing at the same time. They decide who is in and who is out of the message, who is and who is not a Christian, based on their personal dogmas. They judge themselves by themselves. A spirit gets in there and takes over. It comes through money, power, and popularity. A little culture, a bit of philosophy, some psychology, a bit here and a bit there. It starts slowly, almost innocently. Almost. It starts as a little compromise and once the devil gets his hooks in he keep digging and digging until he has control of everything. And he will make them so religious while blinding them to the truth. Be careful brothers and sisters. If someone brings an idea and you cannot find it in the Bible, leave it alone. If the Bible forbids it, run away from it.

So what do we do? How do we fight? We have to stick to the word, and only the word, both in doctrine and in rule in our lives. It is not enough to claim the Word, it is not even enough to believe the Word, we must LIVE the Word. We must cleanse our lives, sanctify ourselves from the uncleanness of the world. We must separate ourselves from unbelief. We must sell out to God for He purchased us with His own blood.

Anything that is more important to us than the Word of God is an idol! If we place anything above God in our lives we are idolaters! Let that sink in. These are not just words. This is God’s Word. If we place anything in our lives above or before the Word of God we become Idol Worshipers! You think that was a scorcher, wait for it, it gets worse. Not only do we worship the Idol, we worship the spirit behind the idol. And the devil is the spirit behind every single idol.

Here is some of the toughest meat you will hear. I’m not trying to be hard on you but we need to hear the truth. We need to be warned. I hope everyone is ready for it. If we willfully disobey the Word because we want to do something contrary to it, or cling to an idea or creed contrary to scriptures, something that we love, that our flesh loves, that is against the Word and against the message, or if we refuse to believe or obey something that is in the Word or the message, if we add or take away from the Word of God, then we become devil worshippers.

That won’t sit right with some but it is the Bible. We are so close to the rapture that you can almost taste it in the air. It will take meat to get us ready. We should all be weaned of the milk by now.

So let’s clean camp. Let’s toss out the garbage. Let’s do a soul searching.

Matthew 6: 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Let’s look to God for treasures in heaven. It is a place that is so incredible that the Bible says no man has seen it and it has not even entered into anyone’s imagination how beautiful it is. So what kind of treasures can we have in heaven?

Our treasures in heaven are the experiences we have with Jesus Christ here in this life. Therefore we have to know Him, the Lord Jesus Christ, personally. How can we have experiences with God if we have never met him? But we are given promises.

Matthew 7: 7 Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.

The Bible says that God is more willing to give than we are to receive. He is closer to us than our own breath. He is waiting on us to ask that He might give. He is waiting for us to seek that He may reveal. He is waiting for us to knock that He may open unto us. Seek! Ask! Knock! In fact the Bible goes on to say that in this age Jesus isn’t even waiting for us to knock but is Himself knocking at the door to our hearts. Do you hear him? He is knocking at this moment. He wants to come in to dwell with you. He is knocking with His Word. He wants to fill you with his love, with his power, with his eternal life. Open to him and receive great treasures; treasures that are too wonderful for a mortal mind to even imagine.

Now I’ve torn a little strip off you today and I thought I was pruning to deep but then I read “Arrow of God’s Deliverance” from 1956, preached by Brother William Branham, and I realized I may not be pruning quite enough. That’s your homework by the way. “Arrow of God’s deliverance” preached at Shreveport in 1956. I don’t hand you slices of the message by quoting, I give you the whole loaf. Bon Appetite!

We’ve got to get back to God! We must leave everything behind and get to the cross, get to Jesus Christ. This day is the day when we are too busy for God. The lukewarm Laodicean church age where we got just enough religion to make God sick to his stomach about us. Get back to God! Get back to praying. Get back to his word, back to the Bible. Get those treasures in heaven while the door is still open. Start testifying. Start living. We should be standing out as different from the whole world. We have been granted access to the revealed word of God brought by a vindicated prophet that the world has not yet seen or heard. The denominational churches are lodges now. They are full of preachers having itching ears, turning from the truth to fables. God sent us a message in our age, the revealed word of God vindicated in signs, wonders and miracles. Where is the fruit of that message in our lives? Where are the treasures? We have seen many mighty miracles in the past. But that was yesterday. What about today? What about this very morning? That was Gideon’s question, “where are the miracles of God today?”

We need a move of God in our lives each and every day of our lives!

We need to add to our heavenly treasure chest with each moment of our day. In Peter’s day the Bible says that many works were done by the apostles so that the people brought sick into the streets, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow them and everyone was healed. Paul’s apron from where he worked was taken and cut up and sent to sick people and when the fabric was lain on the sick, they were healed. Our preachers today don’t even have jobs. Where it the fruit in their lives? Where is the fruit in our lives? Where is the supernatural moving of the Holy Spirit in signs, wonders and miracles today? Today if we get sick we run to the doctors. Nothing against the doctors but why are we not running to Christ? It is the same God, the same Jesus Christ, the same Holy Spirit, in Peter as was in Paul as is supposed to be in each of us.

Let’s get waiting upon the Lord so that we might have the same treasures. God is not respecter of persons. He is waiting and wanting to work in us the same way He worked in the first church age but we hinder Him. Our unbelief and our Babylonian garments hinder him. We cling more closely to our creeds, traditions and dogmas than to his word. He cannot dwell in an unclean vessel. He will not work in a vessel that is grieving Him.

Let’s get sanctified unto the Lord! It is time for a house cleaning in the Christian Church. Sweep out the dust and the cobwebs from your heart. Wash the windows of your soul. Let’s get our lamps lit and our vessels filled with holy oil. It doesn’t matter what the next church is doing, or what some denomination is doing, or what the government is doing; we won’t be judged by them. We will be judged by the Word of God so let’s do what God is doing. Let’s get our dwelling place fit for a King.

If the Prime minister was coming to your house to visit next week, I wonder how many here wouldn’t take a couple of days off work and be up all night getting everything clean are arranged perfect for him. We are expecting the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to come to dwell in our temples and we can hardly take a couple of hours on a Sunday to clean up let alone to work at it during the week. We need a wake-up call. The bride is asleep and if she don’t wake up soon she will be too late. Get cleaned up! Get filled! Trim your lamps!

Cry out for more of God. Work at it. Go through all the rooms of your heart and toss out all the dirty worldly garments spotted with sin. Those worldly treasures are an abomination to God. Get rid of them. Build up treasure upon treasure in heaven. God is waiting for us. He accomplished everything at Calvary. He did his part. Now it is time for us to do ours.

We have to decide. World or Word. Life or death. God or devil. Light or darkness. Heaven or earth. I trust we are all on the narrow road but the road is extremely narrow. It is too narrow to take baggage along with us. We have to lay every burden at Jesus’ feet. He is the only one who can carry our burden. Put it under the blood. Turn to the Lord while he may be found, tomorrow could be too late.

You might feel I am being a little hard this morning but it is only because I love each and every one of you and want only what is best for you. I want every one here to have more treasure in heaven than they know what to do with. I want everyone here to be so filled with the Holy Spirit that signs and wonders flow like a gusher in your lives and the only way for that to happen is if our hearts and minds are circumcised, if our lives are free from the bondage of worldly treasures and we are filled with the Holy Spirit. Remember the Word of God is a two edged sword, cutting when it comes and when it goes. As such I am preaching as much to myself as I am to you. We are all falling short from the pulpit to the doorstop.

If we fail to feed our bodies we starve to death. If we eat poison our bodies will get sick and die. It is the same for our souls. If we do not feed our souls they will starve and if we feed our souls poison they will die. The world is poison, religion is poison, politics is poison, philosophy is poison, superstition is poison, traditions are poison, culture is poison, creeds are poison, horoscopes are deadly poison. What are we feeding to our souls? Poison? Or are we feeding ourselves living manna from heaven? Or are we starving our souls to death? What would happen if we ate twice on Sundays and once on Wednesdays when we are not too busy? We might stay alive, but we would not have much life in us. We surely would not be working to hard and surely not making much of a living. Our souls are no different. If we want our souls to live, to thrive, to be strong in the fight, we need to feed them daily and feed them living manna.

Do you think the apostles had such a mighty working in their midst by going to church once or twice a week when the weather was good?

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 and they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers; 43 and fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles….46 And they, continued daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.

The continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine DAILY. They did not just hear it once or twice a week but they ate the word and lived it daily, day in and day out, every single day, and the Lord God manifested himself through them vindicating His word with supernatural signs and wonders.

If we want the same moving of God that the first church had, the same manifestations that the pthey had, then we have to do as they did. We have to seek God daily with all our hearts, minds and souls. We have to lay up treasures in heaven each and every day of our lives. The treasures are waiting for us. They are freely given and all we have to do is ask.

So let’s encourage one another. Let’s pray one for another. Let’s set aside time for God every day. I tell you the devil will do everything to stop you. He will remind you of all the things you need to get done first. Keep this little song in your heart this week:

Victory is mine,

Victory is mine,

Victory today is mine.

I told Satan to get thee behind,

Victory today is mine.

Victory is ours today! Claim it. Seek God, He will answer. Decide on a mission, a mission to get more of God, a mission to meet the pillar of fire, a mission to get rapture ready, a mission to get your “house” clean for Jesus to dwell in. Feed your soul with manna. Read your Bible. Get into hearing sermons. Cast out the Babylonian garments. Pray and wait on the Lord God. Pray one for another. We are all members of the same body. Let’s start doing that today!