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Thomas Richards

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1 timothy 5:18 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
John 13, 14

I Will Not Leave You ORPHANOS

December 26, 2016

Peter couldn't help but deny the Lord before he received the Power from on High.

Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered, "Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later."

Peter said unto him, "Lord, why can't I follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake."

Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for my sake? Truly, truly, I say to you, The rooster shall not crow, until you have denied me three times." John 13:36-38

Before we are baptized in Spirit we are at best like Peter was in these passages. And not only can we not TRULY follow the Lord until we are baptized/born again, but our natural man cannot help but DENY Him. We must be baptized with Power in order to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8; Luke 22:31-34). (After Jesus' crucifixion, Peter went back to being a fisherman. John 21:3)

It wasn't until Pentecost where Peter received the power TO follow Jesus, AND lay down his life. Which he did (2 Peter 1:14).


"Orphanos" Strong's Greek: 3737. ὀρφανός - Only two usages in the New Testament. John 14:18 and James 1:27; "Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world." -NET

“You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”

— 2 Corinthians 3:3

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"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children." Romans 8:14-16  

The teachings that there are two events of being born again and then receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is false doctrine. I always knew that even though many have attempted to teach me otherwise. I know because when I was born again, I was baptized in the Holy Spirit. It was one and the same event. Very powerful.

Those who teach this false doctrine learned it from a person who is in error. And this dual-event position cannot be proven through Scripture. However, my position CAN be proven, very clearly.

Jesus said to His disciples and to His future disciples (us);

"If you love me, ...

"If" (makes the statement conditional) you agapáō - love Him. That means you understand that He loved you first and died on the cross for YOU.

... keep my commandments." (or "keep my commands") John 14:15

Or follow His EXTERNAL prompting (as He isn't in you yet). And you will follow the Words of Christ right into the New Covenant !! And the FIRST thing you need is eternal life through the Spirit of Truth i.e., the Baptism in His Holy Spirit, as instructed to His disciples regarding Pentecost. See as follows:

16. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another ...

telos perfect telious the end noun adjective verb
"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:" John 1:12

"Another" GUIDE BESIDE the WRITTEN external Word on paper! This Guide will be IN US! And Giving us POWER to KEEP the written Word in a brand new and powerful way where God alone gets ALL the glory!

"... Comforter ...", Properly Legal advocate who will guide you from WITHIN (GREAT EMPHASIS). Thus fulfilling the New Covenant i.e., "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people." (Jeremiah 31:31-34; 2 Corinthians 3:3)

"... that he may abide with you FOR EVER; "

17. "Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you, and shall be IN YOU."

18. I will not leave you as an ORPHAN ("comfortless") Only King James Version and other very old versions use the term "comfortless" there. The word is actually "ORPHANOS" in the Greek. He said He will not leave us as ORPHANS(!!!) Because you cannot be a true child of God without receiving the Spirit of God from the Son! It seems that the old Bible translators didn't like this because perhaps they were convicted and knew that the way it read was telling them that they were orphans!

Fortunately, most of the newer versions have the proper translation there now which is why I believe it's so important to be able to look at the Greek text underneath the English translation so you can see yourself which is the better translation. I studied the King James Version for 20 years and was taught that it was the best version. I no longer believe that at all. And I have been greatly blessed by being able to study other versions and always be able to look at the Greek and verify if the translation is correct or not. in 400 years since the KJV bible was translated the English language has changed a lot. Many words in the KJV bible are OBSOLETE.

...I will come to you. 19. Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: because I live, you shall live also.

20. On that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. (Has this happened to you? It happened to me in 1997! I KNEW Jesus entered into my heart. It was very powerful and this scripture was fulfilled in and through me by God's unmerited favor to me through His Christos Son, Yehoshua!)

21. "Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.” 22. Judah (not of Iscariot) asked Him, “Lord, why are You going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23. Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him. 24. Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words. The word that you hear is not My own, but it is from the Father who sent Me.

25. All this I have spoken to you while I am still with you.

Important. As He had not yet ascended to be able to GIVE the Holy Spirit yet (John 7:39).

26. But the Comforter (Legal Advocate), 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. John 14:15-26

I prayed to God for the answer to this and He answered me and opened up my understanding to these facts and guided me into the study of His word where I saw first hand and clearly. The King James Version Bible does NOT get this right. it is translated TERRIBLY there (and many other places).

Praise the Lord! I hope this helps straighten out all those who were taught falsely that there are TWO separate events. One becoming born again. And Two, receiving the Baptism. They are both one and the same and you are NOT a child of God UNTIL you receive God's One Spirit through Jesus Christ!

Read three more recent messages on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  • Part II Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  • ORPHANOS Jn 14:18 Pt 2
  • May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ bless you. Amen

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    Being PERFECT according to Scripture
    denied the faith worse than an infidel provide for
    What is Paul talking about in 1 Timothy 5:8
    Strive to enter through the strait narrow door gate
    Message About Striving for God by His Spirit

    You can be saved!

    if you have never repented of your sins and been saved and feel the desire to do so now please say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully saved 20 years ago!

    Say, "My Lord and my God, Have mercy on my soul, a sinner, I believe Jesus the Messiah died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe God raised Jesus from the dead and Jesus is now on the right hand of God and can hear my prayer at this moment and wants to live through me and give me power to keep His Word. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart Lord Jesus. Please be my Lord and Savior in every aspect of my life. Thank you God for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen"

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