The Gospel According to Matthew

  • ISBN8983145102
  • Pages333

English 29


Rev. Paul C. Jong

Table of Contents
1. The Lips of Spiritual Priests Must Keep the Knowledge of Truth (Matthew 14:1-12) 
2. Why Did Jesus Perform the Miracle of Five Loaves of Bread and Two Fish? (Matthew 14:13-33) 
1. God Has Given Us Boundless Blessings (Matthew 15:32-39) 
1. We Must Be Mindful of God’s Work First (Matthew 16:21-25) 
2. The Faith of Self-denial (Matthew 16:21-27) 
3. Peter’s Love for Jesus (Matthew 16:21-27) 
4. If Anyone Wants to Follow Me, Let Him Deny Himself! (Matthew 16:21-28) 
5. Deny Yourself and Follow the Lord (Matthew 16:24-27) 
6. Only Faith Saves Us from Sin (Matthew 16:24-27) 
1. How to Receive the Holy Spirit (Matthew 17:1-13) 
2. John the Baptist, Who Came in the Way of Righteousness (Matthew 17:1-13) 
1. Those Whose Faith Is Like That of a Little Child (Matthew 18:1-4) 
1. Those Who Are Rich in Their Own Good Deeds of the Flesh Cannot Enter Heaven (Matthew 19:16-30) 
1. Live for the Gospel of the Water and the Spirit (Matthew 20:20-28) 
The Apostle Matthew is telling us that the Word of Jesus was spoken to everyone in this world, for he saw Jesus as the King of kings. Now, Christians throughout the world, who have just been born again by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit that we are spreading, are indeed yearning to feed on the bread of life. But it is difficult for them to have fellowship with us in the true gospel, for they are all far away from us. Therefore, to meet the spiritual needs of these people of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, the sermons in this book have been prepared as new bread of life for them to nourish their spiritual growth. The author proclaims that those who have received the remission of their sins by believing in the Word of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, must feed on His pure Word in order to defend their faith and sustain their spiritual lives. This book will provide the real spiritual bread of life to all of you who have become the royal people of the King by faith. Through His Church and servants, God will continue to provide you with this bread of life. May God`s blessings be on all of you who have been born again of water and the Spirit, who desire to have true spiritual fellowship with us in Jesus Christ.
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Book Reviews from Readers

    Chigadu Chunga, Zambia

    This 29th book written by Reverend Paul C Jong on the gospel book Matthews explains how we can become perfect before God. Firstly, we have to believe in the wonderful gospel of the water and the spirit. Confessing our faith correctly that Jesus took all our sins when he was baptized by John the Baptist and that those sins made Him die on the cross to pay for the wages of sins. And now we have assurance through faith that we have been saved from sin, and our conscience is pure towards God. We who believe like this have been perfected before God. The book explains this in detail. As we live in this world having received the remission of our sins, we must remain perfected by following the will of God. To do this, we have to deny ourselves. (Matthew 16:29) in order for us, the Saints, to follow Jesus, we have to deny our self-ego and self-righteousness, for us to qualify to follow Jesus. The book explains more about the faith of self-denial. Which then leads us to be mindful of the gospel of the water and the spirit. This book is very important for us, the saints, to examine ourselves. Only when we cast aside our fleshly desires and passions can we serve the lord faithfully. We must have faith like that of a little child for us to grow and follow the lord. The book teaches us more about the true gospel that perfects us, nurtures us in the gospel truth, how we can grow in this gospel, how we can follow the lord correctly, the boundless blessings that God has given us, and how to live for the gospel of the water and the spirit. I thank God for the blessings He has given us in the gospel of the water and the spirit. As God`s elect, reading this book brings more appreciation for the truth he has given us and more teaching that nurtures us. It concludes with more emphasis that we should continue living for the gospel of the water and the spirit. I thank God for this gospel, and indeed let us live for the spreading of this gospel.

    Brenda Tembo, Zambia

    written by Paul c Jong.
    This book explains clearly how mankind is to be reborn from his sinful nature and how he is generated to a newness of life in Christ and live in obedience to his word by having genuine faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit spoken of in John3vs5.
    It is so imperative for mankind to come to the knowledge of His eviliest nature.
    Mark chapter 7vs21-23 Tells us that it is, For from the inside, from your heart, come the evil ideas which lead you to do immoral things, to rob, kill, commit adultery, be greedy, and do all sorts of evil things; deceit, indecency, jealousy, slander, pride, and folly---all these evil things come from inside you and make you unclean.* therefore,
    It is indispensable for everyone to know himself or herself strictly through the written word of God. It is said that if one desires to follow the Lord, the first thing that must be done, he must first deny himself(Mathews 16vs24). But unfortunately it is impossible for one to deny himself or herself without firstly knowing his true self. Hence, for one to deny himself, he must first come to know his evil self genuinely and admit it before God that he is such an evil person who cannot help but spill out sin just as a glass full of water…..
    And come to believe in the true gospel of the water and the Spirit which constitutes Jesus’s baptism, his death on the cross and his resurrection as the only gospel truth that has blotted out all the lifetime sins of mankind once and for all and live to serve God by his faith. Then can one claim that he knows God the Father, Once after obtaining this true faith by believing only in his Begotten Son Jesus Christ, that he was baptized by John the Baptist at the Jordan river to take away all the sins of the world, which had made him to die on the cross to pay the wages of the very sins he received from John by the shed of his blood, and after three days He resurrected to justify us, that is giving us the newness of life in Him alone. For there is only one true gospel which makes mankind to obtain and be made in the image and likeness of God, and this is none other than the gospel of the water and the Spirit(John 3vs5) which constitutes Jesus’s baptism received from John the Baptist, the representative and the last high priest of man, also His death on the cross by which the wages of sins were paid for by his blood shed and by His resurrection through which newness of life is obtained by those who believes with a complete genuine heart.
    But what happens to those people who do not believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, these are the people who have fallen into the religions of this world and are not interested in the gospel of the water and the Spirit that contain s the righteousness of God but instead are only interested in religious power and material things. And as a result, they just bring about foolish consequences in the end. Therefore unless they break down their fleshly thoughts and hearts they can never receive the salvation of God that contains His righteousness of Jesus Christ by faith and they will not be able to attain the kingdom of Heaven.
    In order to attain the gospel of the water and the Spirit, one must deny one’s own fleshly thoughts and believe only in the baptism Jesus received and His blood, which is the righteousness of God. For it is impossible for you to receive salvation from all your sins if one does not believe in both the baptism which Jesus received from John the Baptist and the blood of the Cross.
    Thus said the Lord, If any of you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me.(Mathew16vs24). Therefore everyone must believe in the perfect Gospel of the water and the Spirit that the Lord gave in order to receive salvation from the sins of the world. To God it is impossible to receive His blessings without one denying his fleshly thoughts. However most people believe that they have received the remission of their sins by believing only in the blood on the cross, which is a kind of half-baked faith that can never make one to receive the remission of his sins. But still these people who only believes in the blood of Jesus alone claim to have received salvation from all their sins without knowing the righteousness of God, and without the knowledge and the faith of the righteousness of God. Such people are the very believers in the false gospel that is very different from the gospel of the water and the Spirit. So unless they cast away their fleshly thoughts and false faith that believes only in the blood of Jesus alone and take heed to the gospel of the water and the Spirit as it is preached to them by the true servants of God they will never receive the remission of sins and because of this, they will be heading to hell and suffer eternal destruction.
    Nonetheless we must all cast away our fleshly thoughts if we truly desire to follow the Lord in accordance to His word and by the faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit which is the only true gospel that qualifies one to be purified from sin and remain perfected in his hearts and receive a clear conscience toward the Living God with a genuine faith in the baptism of Jesus received from John the Baptist and His death on the cross and His resurrection. For it is only this very faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit that permits anyone who believes in it to receive the love of God Almighty who has saved us from all our sins by offering Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord(1Timothy 2vs3-5).
    Thus one must accept this fact that only the gospel of the water and the Spirit which constitutes Jesus’s baptism, His death on the cross and His resurrection is the only gospel that holds the perfection for all Christians and mankind and permit them to enter the Kingdom of God.

  • Spiritual Growth Series. Matthew (III)
    Loren Simons, United Kingdom

    Spiritual Growth Series. The Gospel of Matthew (III)
    Praise and thanks be to God, my Father, who has begotten me as His own child, through the Salvation bestowed upon the whole world by His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, by obeying the Will of God the Father, took upon the sins of the world by the laying on of hands baptism He received from John the Baptist at the Jordan River. Then bearing the sins of the world, He went to the Cross, shed His Blood, died, and rose from the dead again, by the Word of the Father.
    I am so blessed to have access to the Word of God, both in my heart and through the Bible and Books. My Book Review is on Paul C Jongs Spiritual Growth Series, The Gospel of Matthew (III).
    The first chapter (14) is entitled ‘The lips of spiritual priests must keep the knowledge of truth’. It draws on the example of John the Baptist who fulfilled his role unto death. As a born again, our role is to also do the same. We cannot fear the world. We have a job to do and we must do it.
    The Author refers to the age that we are living in (p.14) and explains that people are uninterested in the Word of God and that it is our duty to therefore, point out their sins as they are unaware that they are constantly sinning. This is the difference between the spiritual priests and the religionists of the world. The spiritual priests do the Will of the Father and are mindful of spiritual things. Whereas the religionists focus on money, building bigger churches and their own worldly prosperity. The example of the five loaves on p.35 also explains to us how important faith is in order to serve the Gospel. We cannot afford to be without faith. We have to believe that everything will be fulfilled according to God’s Word.
    Chapter 15 (p.55) tells us how the born again, after serving God for a while, can become complacent and deluded. We may start to think that we have put in too much and are getting too little back from God. But if we serve God wholeheartedly, then this does not happen because we see our whole existence as a blessing regardless of what takes place as we know it is the unfolding of Gods Will in our life. The very fact that God has enabled us to become His children is a blessing that should keep us truly happy for all eternity. I thank God every day for the life He has now given me.
    Chapter 16 speaks to the born again of self denial and being mindful of Gods Work first. Page 73 reminds us that the flesh must be denied to do Gods Work. God’s workers are discerned by the earnest desire they have in their hearts for the Will of God to succeed. Even if the Will of God is not fulfilled right away, such people set their goal to do His Will and even labour and sacrifice themselves for it and run toward this goal. They take joy just from being allowed to serve him, regardless of the outcome.
    How to receive the Holy Spirit, chapter 17, talks about the Old Testaments sacrificial system and the fulfilling of the New Testament with Jesus Christ and John the Baptist. Correct faith and belief in the whole and complete salvation of the water and Spirit, is the only way one can receive the Holy Spirit.
    Chapter 18 explains why our faith has to be like that of a little child. After walking with God for a while it is easy to become complacent with your own knowledge of the Truth and forget your first love, which is the preciousness of the Gospel. So we have to be as little children and never lose our love for God and His Church. The same zeal and happiness we first experienced should continue to grow within us as we walk and support others who have just come to hear this Gospel.
    The last two chapters warn us of the dangers of being rich in our own righteousness/deeds and how we should live wholly for the Gospel. It is easy to sometimes forget the life we had been saved from and then start to think that we are good people, once we have been born again for a few years. But we have to remember that we are wretched human beings who need the constant love and Grace of God just as much as anyone else. If we ruminate on how blessed we are every day, we will draw closer to God and give our lives to Him for Him to use us as His vessel of righteousness here on earth. What a blessing this is.
    I thank God for His perfect salvation and for giving me and all His children, everything we need to continue in our walk of faith.
    May we all deny ourselves and faithfully follow the Lord.
    “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 16:24, 25.


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