Monday, June 17, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Thanks Lord for being there for me! How can I say thanks Lord God for the good things You have done for me? I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the Name of God. Jesus is the Name above all Names, Beautiful Savior, Glorious Lord, Immanuel, God with us. I will become Who You say I can become and already Are through my confession and Your Person and Work in Jesus! When I gave my heart to Christ in 1961 at age four I knew I'd be accused of being a goody-two-shoes but I determined I'd belong to God and His Counsel and Kingdom I'd seek Along with His Presence even as a lad in Grade School with all my heart I sought this. God says I'm salt and light to my generation and I want to become that witness more and more!
I'd try to not let my left hand know what my right hand is doing as Christ said about giving but live within the confines of my conscience God gave me in giving and sacrificing my life for His service. A Bondslave of Jesus Christ and Knowing God at an early age, I tried to tell others about finding Christ inside fully and what that means to our life now as the Apostles in Acts 5:20. I heard about abuse from Jews and Catholics but I stayed the course and remembered to talk to God about everybody before I talked to anybody about God. I wanted to be a disciple of Jesus' in spirit and truth not just an outward Christian. I knew if I learned the Bible well and was taught all about the characters in it and the story of Redemption thereof, hiding God's Word inside me, then I'd be building on a good foundation on Christ against the storms of life to come. And it has been so.
Righteousness by faith is what I long for. God's Righteousness is what I need (God's.) Stuff can take a back seat. Things and possessions can just get in the way. They go, yes mostly go. But even as a child I wanted to tell others what I found in knowing God and it wasn't always easy. My godly parents took me to Church every Sunday and Wednesday. Twice on Sunday. And I went forward often to the altar to pray. I needed God and I was not a good sinner. I wanted to live for Christ and determined too. It was my intention to have God change my life to please Him. The fulcrum of my life was Him. My sins, failures, and faults were substituted in Him. By faith in Him I lived this.
By grace I've been saved, and I have a certain salvation. I have faith in Him and my anchor holds within the veil, and grips the Solid Rock; that by faith in God, not in myself nor any good works, lest any boast. And He grips me back. He does so with LOVE so BOLD, I need a REVOLUTION... It's not about me but what Christ has done for me in His Finished Work because of what He's Finished or accomplished on the Cross and Who He is, His Nature and Character and Attributes.
Almighty God Most Holy Lord, glorious Almighty God is He! We love, adore, and worship Him with all our might, with heart, soul, mind, and strength. Let my life-song sing to You and be proof of Your love! I read and reread my Bible and then read tracts or little Gospels Booklets or Gospels as I began to call them, being young and I began to see the plan of God in blueprints in His Words, of God's Perfect Plans or Will better as a child. Seems like we won't soon forget that overdraft of His checks we write against His Finished Work forgetting to take account or His Backdraft of Fire of Who He is (the Cross and what it stands for,) if we do that innocently as a child of God a New Creation!. We need to keep in our minds eye the Price Paid for which we were bought and paid a Ransom for and emotions will follow even mood being set and signalled: re: our love for God fervent & foremost white hot for Him because this world would try to take that away. This world has an enemy, the devil and, satan is his other name. No elder brother, oh please.
Ephesians says, "Be filled with the Spirit." and "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." "Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Put on Helmet, Sword, Shield, Belt, Shoes, Breastplate, and Prayer always with all supplication for all the saints as that suit of armor. May you see the Savior' Blood applied to your life and find your happiness and joy in belonging to Him if you haven't done so this already! The promise of God is as bright as our shades, our sunglasses for we know the sun of righteousness and He comes with healing in His Wings!
It says in Hebrews, "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." All it takes is prayer to God and commitment to Christ to admit that you're a sinner, a falling short (of God's glory,) wretched sinner, guilty as charged, and worthy of hellfire but then on the fly know you're confessing God's love, forgiven, one accepts Christ as individual Savior and Lord from sin. No condemnation now but justification is what God wants. You then follow Him dug in, abiding in Him accordingly bearing fruit, then being a witness for Him knowing you're a fruitful Christian you are of course Born of God.
Love God with your whole soul and let Him know that you love Him and tell everyone, proclaiming Eungelion, the Gospel, "release," "you're free! of this world: the lust if the eyes, the pride of life." "Your chains are gone." ("You're in amazing grace.") You're in it to win it; not in it for a problem-free life but a hallowed consecration of whatever it takes to follow and belong to Jesus. Have that encounter with Him in God's sight. Ask God for a right stand.
Jesus is that Davidic Covenant Keeper, Messiah. He fulfilled the Law actually keeping it thoroughly by love and obedience. He went beyond obeying to be pleasing approvingly also by the Father God. He loved God and His fellow perfectly. He is therefore able to save to the uttermost all we (servants) that come unto God by Him seeing He ever lives to make intercession for us. He lives by the power of an indestructible life after His Resurrection. We are priests after the order of Melchizadek as He is! Sin's wage is death but death could not hold Him! He rose! We sit with Him, victors, HuperNikao overwhelming victors, not victims, overcomers in the Heavenlies at the Throne.
As THE perfect the Lamb of God who was sacrificed then, Jesus' Blood was (shed) so we could be free. Now I'm forgiven. Jesus keeps giving and giving. Love is not love until it goes through a test & until it is pure gold and dross is removed and poured out given. We give. God wants us to choose Him by faith and use our will and passions to enforce Lordship, but heaven forbid not by force of others or on others.
It's a Gift, Eternal Life, and we must accept it, mission in hand. Make that prayer to know God and obey the Son. Justification happens. You become light to shine in this world with the Light of the world indwelling. lighter than a feather like a calf who was bound, released from the stall.. You begin to really live like you're alive from the dead. God's love becomes so real! The Holy Spirit is your gift when you believe the Finished Work applies to you, not these happenstance things. In your world God's reality means more now. In God's timing all good things become beautiful. God is good. "Occupy until I come," Jesus said, on the offensive winnning battles on your knees. Jesus won the war and we lead triumph to parade victory in Jesus' Name. Snatch them from the flame calling God Holy! And when you do, make disciples! Remember you're seeking and finding a personal relationship to God that makes you born again, not in religion. Jesus coming in will make changes. Welcome Him.
"Trust him. And when you have done that, you are living the life of grace. No matter what happens to you in the course of that trusting — no matter how many waverings you may have, no matter how many suspicions that you have bought a poke with no pig in it, no matter how much heaviness and sadness your lapses, vices, indispositions, and bratty whining may cause you — you simply believe that Somebody Else,by his death and resurrection, has made it all right, and you just say thank you and shut up." - Rob Capon
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Bethel Assembly of God: Corinthians 33 Concerning Resurrection: The slides for this study can be found here
Friday, June 7, 2013
IT'S JUST LIKE JESUS TO KEEP ME DAY BY DAY! It's just like Jesus to love me day by day!! IT'S JUST LIKE HIS GREAT LOVE! WISDOM ESSENTIALS!!
WE NEED FAITH IN GOD FOR ITS THROUGH FAITH WITH GOD'S SON INSIDE WE OBTAIN SALVATION AND HAVE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!!
61713 update of a recent post but without nineteen pages of 'wilderness' in the writer's pen.
God loves you! Do you hear God loves you! What's that got to do with you? Alright. Did you create Orion? Or Pleiades? Did you wake today? Did you make one hair white or black? If you couldn't do that which is least what could you do to make it right re: add one hour to your life or make God love you? The answer is nothing. It's because God created you and chooses to love you not passively but very actively to love you with infinite beauty of perfection and have us deeply dimensionally in His love. He's doctor of you in His love. He loved you before the foundation of the world when sinners like us were foreigners and a mere wisp of Adoption theological ideas in His mind. He loved you while we were His enemies consenting to His Son's Death on a Cross. Isaiah 53 says, "for we were like sheep going astray." Romans says, "For a good man someone might or might and would dare to die." But Christ created us rejoicing when we hear it for He loved us while we were still sinners. He even spoke forgiveness, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." Christ willingly obedient surrenders to their hands and went to Die on Calvary's Cross. "He was delivered up," it says of God in Acts 2. That delivering up was God's part. He Died an Unjust Cruel Death and was Buried Substituted in our place but our sins killed Him. This was our part as we played a hand (of cards,) in killing Him. If we were there we would of done the same as the crowd that yelled, "Crucify!" We have an exchange to make and pair up with conceiving in God's Finished Act at Calvary as His Body gathered together in His Name! Stop, kick yourself, and think about unity this way. A delayed response is usually a good one. And Jesus in fact rose the third dayy! He's Alive! In this the affront of the Gospel is not taken away. God offers everyone of us a living personal on fire relationship with Himself and not just for show man or woman to be moved of knowing Him theoretically, but acknowledge, talk, and conversate up with Him acknowledging Him more in God's greater reality more and more personally to get to know Him throughout life but just not be wearers of a mask before Himself. I say let me at it and be born again, saved, God's friend in saved living IN HIM and renouncing pride. How do I pray Lord God? I want that Heaven Jesus spoke of. Teach me please God how to pray as I want to ask of You how to pray! Boy I pray I receive You in receptivity! And thank God He tore the veil in the Temple so access to Himself is free and liberally offered. But it's not necessary to manipulate God like so many preachers do! You can become as you are Who God says you are. His light changes things. It's a 'done deal' of myself isn't as I deny myself take up my cross and follow Jesus. Its just my obedience, our follow through. Loving God and knowing who I am I'm keeping in step with the Holy Spirit! This is a lifelong course in Jesus Christ. Let Jesus the Living Logos and/or Living Rema (they mean the same,) explain The Plan, I'm in. I'm committed to the end! But for the follow through completely let's see spiritually clearly now not in the future beyond now for we've mentally assented, made commitment to now. The future and present we trust with Him. I will answer my critics by my actions. When coming to God come through Jesus Christ. Come for now is the time to worship.
The Scripture Portion: In scripture particularly there in a Book called Isaiah chapter 55 God gives us precious words and invites us to salvation re: to drink with Him by bonds of relationship fellowship and He wrote: "Ho, every one that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.s3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.5 Behold, thou will call a nation that thou knows not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. 6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the one who sows, and bread to the eater:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off." Isaiah 55.
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The Good News of the Gospel is still the good news: Jesus Christ Died For Our Sins, He was Buried, And rose again from the dead. Many have seen Him alive! Are You Or Have You Been re: Coming To Him? How Would You Like To Be Saved, At last come to be Found By God, And Introduced fully by His Invigorating Invitation or Welcome through His special love that chooses its object (agape love) And Feel Up To Really Fully Being Excited "Good To Go" (in terms of logo therapy by Victor Frankyl just this phrase,) To Becoming An Intimate Friend Of God And Become Who God says you already are, a Bond-slave of the Master, Alive in a higher reality plane or plateau of An Abundant forgiven Life In Christ From God Starting Over Again In This Life Being Born Twice For The Preparation For And Provable Experience Of A Saving Knowledge of the Person and Work of Christ and more fully spiritually in your life and others you meet, then Entrance (Someday) To Utopia/Paradise: Heaven? Heaven is a wonderful place. 'Says so in the Bible. If so to 'ya' also, do you know how to get there, or even the love God has for you now, has it made a deep and widely profound effect on you? Do you know ignorantly albeit with some intelligence by sheer genius that given as a premise: that He even loves you? Do you know God's beautiful and infinite perfection of love involves He dying for you so you can make a legacy difference in this world and make Heaven someday by His doing (grace alone) given then that you follow Him by choice? It's called Evangelical Choice. The ball is in your basket as the saying goes in B-ball. Yes God's wondrous actions and/or wondrous grace that He testifying personally strongly loves you and lavishes on you with firm might at the Cross indicates that from all aspects He indeed loves you FIRST? And do you know that the faith you are using towards God is access and through grace's conduit love isSHED ABROAD BY THE HOLY SPIRIT in your heart WHO does not count our sins against us. Know that there is Hope! YOU ARE LOVED! Hope in God is salvation as He is the object. Hope is established on the only foundation, Christ. Hope is Salvation which involves discipleship proved in hearing the words of Jesus lifelong Who is the Living Word and obeying them nitty gritty- like through Him? What would Jesus do? WWJD. What would He like? These are the questions of importance after you've been saved, asking Jesus inside and being ready really sure for the Day of The Lord or Eternal Life after death in an afterlife! To be in hope, wholly and completely encompassed by hope and saved, genuinely a real mcCoy is to ask God for grace for being saved through Jesus Christ inside and mean it by His Help obediently while being kept. It happens once and we mental assent, commit to, and follow through. We may not know to pray but we still know nothing UNTIL we pray. Ask Him, that is ask God what His perfect will is And follow through with it! Do it. This attitude begins the fruit of God's righteousness in your life not your attempting to make right through personal efforts. Do you know that it is by grace and lovingkindness tender that one can know God intimately and believe in real the extent God actually went Through in personal suffering and agony He went through: His attitude to-the-cross action in Christ, He shows His Agape love on us His mankind. It is this way of wonderfully lavish almighty unconditionally beautifully infinite perfection of personal edifying individual godly crushed silence of love but also loudly abounding in hope strong Agape Superior love! Please read your Bible where you learn of this Finished Work in His goodness and these things inside of the Finished Work. It's good stuff laying hold of Eternal Life in Him. IT'S TIME to draw close to God and near too with God and powerfully learn what it is to be saved and jumping into His lap in new identity in Him.
In I John 4:7 we read "God is love!" It's God's good Ho Logos Theos we must lay hold of. God brokered a deal, a unilateral God-man Covenant with mankind that's all-inclusive, yes, but they must have the Son of God Jesus Christ inside themselves to live Eternally and knowing God made salvation open to all so He freely gave salvation to all. Follow the Holy Spirit promptings. Jesus gave himself to deliver us from this present evil age so we can meet Him in the Day of the Lord or Kingdom Millenium because we must be this New Creation to get in. For God wrote the Bible through Anointed men born along of God by His Voice the Mighty and Gentle at times Holy Spirit. We've made our decision to follow Him. We've responded to His love in the way God wanted in scripture in His appearance 2000 years ago and today so it was truly meant to be. Jesus thwarted satan's plan. We came out on top from under it. We're saved and whole now. Striving for perfection, It takes a beautiful lifetime to become people of excellence: the best we can be and Christ-like in an influence for good. God makes the difference. We are nothing apart, and can do nothing apart but He's everything, all in all. Grace is the true Gospel.
You won’t find the original biblical Autographs or original language in secondary manuscript writings anywhere but in a museum or cloisters but you do obtain a good translation in today's language. Only the Autographs are inspired though in the original Greek and Hebrew. But many versions are good vicariously so with no change not even a jot or tittle or an iota of difference before they started translating from the early manuscripts to then. How good a version one has and a translation obtained is definitely up to the reader's discernment and The Holy Spirit. There is one meaning to all scripture and that is interpreted Agape love correctly. Jesus is God's love incarnated yes incarnated that we might be born again Born of God Born of the Holy Ghost. He didn't swoon. Even the guards were paid handsomely and then killed because they failed to keep the seal but the grave could not hold Him down! He lived, and Died, and was buried and rose the third day. Jesus is Alive! 500 saw Him. Do you believe God would call us chosen to His Son He being the Resurrection and the Life also and do this all for Jesus's glory? Amen, He did.
Having the Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ inside Who was sent by God the Father to earth given to help us in our weakness to make that choice of Salvation & wholeness in The Finished Work at Calvary? And beginning to process the newness of Life in Newness from God we obtain, we can know His love personally greater each day! For God to love us perfectly so much He begins to like you as well beautifully outside and within infinitely in perfection and to personally treat you too well through Jesus, like He favored highly His Only Begotten Son, and this through relationship closeness and, not by externals alone (which is like plastic Pharasaiacal religion, nonetheless) but instead treat you to all over again (from the garden) liking you fantastic and phenomenally well with favor inside because He sees you through Jesus Christ the Son He finds you (as He did Abraham, Moses, or the Apostle Paul!) And in loving mercy gives you such a spiritual blessing over good abundant life in Him thereof and spiritually impart life richly in His Son to those who are in Christ now as they (Abraham, Moses, or Paul) lived on earth when they overcome to be in Heaven? All this is by faith. For all mankind has fallen and will fall for we have fallen hearts but for a saved relationship with our Creator God we have assurance because grace makes it God's Authorship on the plans from start to finish!
For God is a personal God and the love of God for the people I spoke of led to their honoring of Him in a personal way and/or a devout faith. God wants a Family of personal relationships by bond of fellowship of all things common so to speak with you in unity among others of knowing of you. We are not talking abundance of things reciprocity zed here but of the heart, devout, and "in the little crevices," as Inspector Hercules Poirot would say. God is no respecter of persons. He will reward anybody having faith. His Body of believers believe and want Eternal life!! (See James 1,2,3,4,5 and Hebrews 11:1, 6.) Do you want this faith of an overcomer? And faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. What's seen is temporal. What's unseen is Eternal. II Corinthians 1-13. Faith gets us to God and God to us in Jesus Christ's faith. We respond in grace's power by the faith. God wants our life and specially our heart allegience/availability. He wants us in other words.
In relationship With Him (not a religion) and in fellowship restored strong specially walking with Jesus, attending Church (hint, here is mine: Bethel of Franklin Square, NY, 194 Courthouse Road, 516-326-3215,) there is joy in His Service and I'm enjoying everyone’s hospitality and enjoying hearts aflame for Jesus within each one's personal space and God's Personal Space Acts 7:1-60. God had said through Christ to you, "love The Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength." And to, "love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments is all the Law and the Prophets satisfied, Jesus mentioning He having fulfilled them precisely. A wise man, a professor in our Pastor's Bible College Walter Beuttler, has said that in order for God to do something for us, He has to do something to us, in order that He can do something with us!
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself and in reconciliation He's not counting men's sins against them but restoring the world to Himself giving us an ambassadorship to come to people's rescue. God will give the nations as an inheritance for you as a drop in the bucket in so doing. God gives us the opportunity to explain His Work or testify accurately. It takes faith as small as a grain of mustard seed to believe Him by grace in faith or in other words that which is a measured dole dolloped of faith to believe that each of us receive as a part of mankind the whole and a piece of the pie whole His Gifts functioning and producing product that is a gift to God received but to build others up. Faith from Him with which we receive individually we evangelically respond to. God's offer of unilateral friendship relationship must be free, and kept free and real and of free will given to benefit from and keep sincere and by God's help. Your talents too and this gift too become free product offered to build others but is not something earned we owe God. In other words we take the cup of salvation not taking common things with it but in purity! Not greedily obtained but received thankfully with relish and passion for God's purity. Before God have you received power or Dunamis to believe by receiving the Holy Spirit having first come to Christ deliberate but firmly? Do you have His Gift of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial physical evidence of speaking in other tongues? Do you have Salvation seeds planted in you and do you recognize He gives you seeds to give to others, as your obedience of faith, which is washing of others feet in faith that is access to God first through grace in belief in the Finished Work of Jesus and by relationship indeed? He loves you unconditionally and unconditionally you having Him as Source can with Holy Spirit tools, obey Him too? To follow Christ filled (into with His fullness) and with Another Comforter the Holy Spirit and fullness (one called along side) and (pleroma) thereof obeying His sayings with obedience is obeying Christ your All in all after getting saved by the Spirit. For He is Help for you literally like beholding in a mirror the image of Christ to seeing the unique person you are and were created or meant to be! Until we see Him in the mirror reflected however we have a long way to go. We deny ourselves and particularly not by devalueing ourself but honoring His Voice and Person and Work take up our cross and follow Him! We worship or worth ship Him! God is gospeling us the Gospel.
There are no imperatives like obeying for yourself in the Word our Lord's commands having come to Christ! Christ within is that mystery of relationship with God I mean to say the hope of glory when We see Him. What would it take for you to show faith towards Jehovah God? Would you need a breakthrough if you did and risked your ego bruised to get to Him He to you by your faith? The only bruise is confessing Him before people sometimes. To not look upon evil or do not sin because it is crouching at your door was said to Cain just after the Garden fiasco and still becomes a crossroads to all born againers trying to obey Christ in the New Covenant. Let's obey not show carnality.
But the Ten Commandments says this and that is limits, and tempted in life sometimes it looks like its grim. But that was Friday, Sunday's a coming! Jesus rose from the dead! Meditate on that! Christ gave His all and can't we even do 'some o dat,' as Carman sings, in faith? Testifying is all we can gain in the Lord victoriously and knowing our failure too having gone through something. We rise from ashes in triumph in Christ! We confess to God because it's our lower nature to disobey and to rebel without this Person of God's Choosing, Jesus Christ at the helm or wheel. Yeah Carrie Underwood! We are powerless inside unless His Spirit gives the go ahead. If we sin we chose to but sometimes we may feel it was in ignorance. Excuses, excuses. This is no excuse because all this is tied to the will. Read Luther's Bondage Of The Will as an excellent book. Mick Mooney has written several valuable books too worth noting.
We choose however. Moreover, there is no blame or blame game blaming God for sin either or for fantasizing being supposedly sin trapped. Christ is Risen! Risen Indeed! Romans 6:14 says, "Sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace." We have choices! In Christ is victory and following the Holy Spirit's choices is from Him. But the sinner before coming to Christ which he may or may not do eventually is condemned already not believing on the Name of Jesus Christ and will not until he does! He has no choice but to accept Christ or have meaninglessness direction in life like a wave on the ocean.
God looks down upon the bunch of critters we are and He calls us by name like He did Mary outside Lazarus’s tomb. "Mary," He says and sees. He sees us in our messy need in Adam and in our local messes but doesn't like that sin harms our lives which sin does (Greek word for sin is harm-atia, ie. sin harms.) He made provision indeed. He is patiently waiting for the restrainer (Holy Spirit in believers) to do His job and the full number to be saved. Vexed are we in Christ in context of this life stumbling upon Christ for salvation, then on walking a strait and narrow way, before He physically intervenes in this sin-trapped existence of man. Remember He’s returning! Hope!
In looking for justice it will be illusive in this life but ask for mercy as much as you can to recall or remember to do and you will be re: right thing. It is something of what God does we cannot assume altogether either. In Christ a cautious life leads to wisdom. He says, "mercy triumphs over judgment," in James.
But sometimes-bad things happen to good Christians anyway and suffering happens also because we live in a fallen world Romans 8:26,27. Sometimes, "the rain falls on the just and the unjust," applies as Jesus said but we must repent anyway in keeping with good fruit. Other times we are persecuted for righteousness sake unjustly. Job was tested and you will too so in God's strength make it a giant test not a pigmy test to suffer for Christ not a personal falling short testing or tempting of God foolishly. Remember those in the suffering Church in the Body around the world as if you were in your own body. So how are you doing in Christ? Are you like Him? Maturity is illusive but is to be sought.
We create false unreachable standards before others and compromise them. His yoke is easy but we create burdens too wide sometimes in other words. We have broken His Laws deep and come short is the long and short of it. We repent and do it again. This is for sure fact. We have trespassed His glorious message. So have you in sanity confessed this fallen short of heart of yourself to God alone Romans 3:23;6:23? He says, "If we have sinned or failed at trying one law we've failed at trying them all," (see James 2:10,) then let us examine ourselves to see if it is so. Let us see if we are living by faith in the faith. II Cor. 13:5 can heal your spirituality of faith in Jesus to know Paul asked the question of us in the dramatic present and himself. At times yes we stop ourselves in our tracks: re: become convinced of this breaking of God's heart by us and get healed and fellowship restoration to begin a personal relationship restored of bond of fellowship and working again with God talking it over with Him in winning dialog with our Creator His way restored again Rom 6:23; Rev 3:20. But we must be born again first to know God truly and gain. You ask God personally to know Jesus or if you do get your feet washed.
We will find healing, forgiveness, cleansing, sanctifying power, and His favor exploding being born again God being merciful. Jesus paid it all. This means we get the exousia or authority in original Greek to ask and become God's Children by His Power Dunamus, re: justification, just as if we never sinned! (like windshield wipers.) In being saved, we embrace being God's child in salvation for you and He taking away your sins makes you to stand in right standing forgiven and keeps you from falling in ultimate fashion (Jude 23.) When you fail or fall you prop yourself up again and get peace again with God. You stand and in His Spirit become victorious saints sanctified through and through who follow Christ whithersoever He goes then by faith through grace in prayer and in Christ being in the Word becoming a steadfast disciple of Jesus in the Finished Work examining our Lord's lifestyle and in service to God by faith in Jesus' grace power in the Spirit. We learn to stop the cycle of following elementary principles and grow up in Him!
Imagine going through your whole life living it to the fullest in fullness in the Spirit following through in committing to Christ and enduring to the end in its fullest animated sense supernaturally completely by God Himself doing it through Christ the Son within you as a disciple or follower of Jesus Christ! Heaven is just a door step away then, short hop from this life! After salvation or getting there in this life first we put on the New Self which is created in true Holiness and Righteousness of the truth: Who is Christ Himself which is not a step for there are no steps to sanctification. But this is being made holy which Christ does for you. He takes the desire to sin right out of you and away from you. Born again you deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him. In addition, is follow through, that is doing by the Spirit what which He says and following through with it in a grace-walk. As God-pleasers and not man-pleasers we can do what Jesus said and did and in many ways from one event to another re: be more like Him in it, striving to be like Him more. We can be in the good works a new creation (meaning by faith in Him) outside as well within as the Bible puts it in II Corinthians 5:17 calling on Him, crying out extroverted.
Only God is Holy and He makes one Holy as a Gift! It starts at God's altar you make in your heart in prayer at God's Altar in Heaven's seat of mercy! Will you realize that in God’s sight a transaction takes place? You in a sense trade your bologni sandwiches for God's Lobster! But it is God’s Son’s obedience that saves you! Literally. He paid a debt He did not owe. I owed a debt I could not pay. Christ paid the debt I Couldn't pay and for all or everybody’s completion of salvation for there is a past, present, and future aspect to it. Heaven will be pleasure beyond all pleasures of this life. We can exercise faith in the Son and in the obedience then of the Son in the Kingdom of God within (allegiance to Christ Jesus, His Gift, in His Resurrection, His Life, raised to newness of life, seated in the heavenlies, becoming a proved disciple) in joining to His Spirit: re: Belong to Him! By the Holy Spirit's work, we CAN BE THIS DISCIPLE, known for the mark of belonging to Him by His Holy Spirit with His authority too at times, animating it in Him too for He changes us by this transforming of our lives in obedience as in a mirror and to be like Him in the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ in the Word as we obey the Holy Spirit’s promptings. We go from faith to faith glory to glory reflections of God to help others get saved!
He who has the Son has life! If you do not have the Son in you, there is no life spiritually in you! Stern warnings about missing out on the love of God in the Word are there for lives of sinful habitually in sin without Him lives after hearing firstly of the redemption in Christ and given the Gospel. But until death the way is through Christ. Hell indeed is awaiting one is such a state of independence if they fail to get born again at any moment should Jesus not tarry and come back! There is a sin unto death. Scripture says to not pray for it. Will you accept His Gift? Before it is Eternally too late?
Accepting His obedience on you leading to Eternal Life for you and you renouncing all iniquity is right. You learn God is right. His Death, as your salvation is precious and becomes precious. Yes, lay hold of Eternal Life. Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. No man gets to God apart from Him. Strait is the gate and narrow is the way to life and few there be that find it. Horizontally humans loving other people take the ladder vertically up in contriteness to God up to Heaven to God's sight and His love and His way being right!
Jesus DID have that attitude perspective living obedient pleasing of the Father in His love and He submitted to God in everything. So should we submit to Him and at other times submit to each other in Christ and be living the abundant life saved. In Jesus’ example we have a teacher Who not only lived what He said but did the same also and died firstly to save us He being the example. His integrity was never over the line, and He stood His ground and Died for it, having thus it said about Him, "This is Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews." This railroaded charge and true statement but guilty sentence was put in a plaque above His body up on the cross. Jesus’ audience during His earthly life was like an Old Testament one, hence His example of love for God and challenge to keep the Law was so far beyond our ability to keep we would need Him for it. It is impossible apart from Him. And the Biblical language He used was figures of speech that showed this. Christ gave gifts to men. He led captivity captive.
He lived in integrity far away from the edge of or near to any sinning. He took captivity captive and emptied Abe's Bosom and brought the saints to joy. He gave gifts to men. He arose up early in the day to pray to His Father many a time and depended fully on Him for help during that day. Christ knew Decisions that day required wisdom and reliance! God’s unconditional love in Christ was compelling reconciling the world unto Himself in Calvary's Consummation: for He died on the cross AND IT WAS FOR YOU, BURIED, AND BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER RESURRECTED! We must imitate Him. We, a broken clay pot (a High price though paid for you by Jesus meaning death on a crucifixion cross,) FOR YOU in which God sought by a way within His own Laws of Mercy & Justice providing Mercy drops 'round us are falling to save you in the Blood of the Son's perfection of obedience and Death. Jesus brought His Blood to the Heavenly Throne and Mercy Seat of the ark of testimony between the winged cherubim before the Father.
He lived right and died right a torturous crucifixion death becoming sin for us that we might become the Righteousness of God in Christ. We can sit with Him in Heavenly places TODAY happily! Freedom is never free nor is it cheap. Free countries need a militia and a defense to stay free. However, slavery (ours, to sin) is a high price to pay if it is not intervened for. True slavery is to sin. Oceans and showers of loving acceptance for us from God is approving us for He is not against us or nor from a distance from us chiding us BUT calling us near softly and tenderly FOR salvation and opportunity for forgiveness and He provided the Lamb but sin has made a chasm He wants bridged in our lives by His Blood. When one is subsequently saved sins are taken away gone! Forgiven! There is a sea of forgetfulness in God's eyesight and He posts an ethos and pathos: Corey Ten Boom says, "no fishing sign!" This is so because His Blood enters Heaven the Ark and veil being rent in two at His Death so the way into the Holy of Holies at the Ark of the Mercy Seat before the Father’s Throne could occur.
We make a change of mind and attitude about sin the deed and thought and speech and attitude and do an about face from sin and sinful ways when coming to Jesus Christ for Jesus changes our mind and heart too for that to be possible for us (to be near to God also and able to feel love by God fully and weaned of worries because we come to learn we’re guilty before God firstly and then learn to depend to come to Him moment by moment and remain re: obey His Spirit-filled and Risen Life within. This happens by prayer first. Ask Him how. Jesus is all we will ever learn or know about God. Jesus will consummate everything someday when He puts all rule under His feet. He washes away what we ever are apart from Him by a fire of baptism from Himself He alone can burn the chaff of and change you with for His glory in Word of God seed by showing us an exact representation of God the Father (see Hebrews 12:1-3; 1:1-3.) He in His LOVE comes to us with open arms, heart, mind, and life, before us this wonderful Treasure from God we have in earthen vessels. Our boast is in Him!
We turn & repent and surrender to Him and actually feel changes thus when we relinquish release of control of ourselves to Him but we feel this change over time also. We make a big thing of it. In addition, to feeling a release you will actually BE a believer. Transactions take place before God. You’ll Experience God’s love first testifying for the first time perhaps, awakened and coming into His atmosphere in-breathed in love Agape by Him and you get love, peace, and joy! Then you follow as a disciple! He does save when we take this promise by faith and deaden our preferences as we collaborate and it is making us complete and whole in Him, a work in progress. We receive forgiveness of sins firstly. We are receptive to the Word and come to receive Father and at His Throne we are like receptive trusting children. If God said that settles it. God dealt with the sin issue on the Cross. And when He died, our lives were dead so we exchanged them for His Perfect Sinless Life. We died to sin too and so we seek unseen things above with our Lord.
He made us alive in Him in we coming to Him first He finding us calling ahead we dead in trespasses and sins unable or at the end of our rope or to lift ourselves up by our bootstraps at all. But now as born again Christians now you can live a resurrected raised up to newness of life spiritual seating with Him in the Heavenlies in a fruit bearing life. We are can do nothing people without Christ or God. With Him Kingdom of God fruit bearing in life is possible and without outside us is a potential unparalleled if you continue to believe seeking His Kingdom first and feeding on Him by faith and you will get heaven’s ticket too having gone into His strong tower of His Name where we find refuge. But then faithfully endure with patience to the end, your race, persevering nourished up in the words of truth enjoying spiritual food, spiritual exercise, and daily foot-cleansing from Jesus Christ and as ministry to the Lord give also of or by yourself to God with your life bless others. Be selfless. Love others as if they were more important. Do the small services to others nice and do them hidden too. Be anonymous as you can in giving. As the saved by faith openhanded we're living by the Holy Spirit from the way open to the tree of life (Jesus Christ) not from the tree of the knowledge (or i.e. from man's failure to obey) of good and evil in the Garden of Eden.
We receive the Spirit of God with great relish who is given to them that love and obey Him. God would not hurt to dismiss the smoking flax or burning wick that is you. Instead He encourages you to build you up. Instead of living by fleshly wisdom, we gain deliverance over the flesh daily, re: those obstacles, which hinder, which are the world, flesh, and the devil and finally win in His Victory as we are saved if we prevail to the end. You ask God for this. God and you are a majority. You need grace from God to stay renewed in mind and Spirit in the Word of God as if from a cheerleader and a butler composed advising. Having made mental assent, commitment to, and follow through accepting Jesus Christ for yourself trusting do not think that without having the mind of Christ all over you like the Paraclete one called along side that you will have victory. The unsaved heathen don’t have Him nor do you have the problems they do have Romans 12:2. "Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that you might prove what is that good, perfect, and acceptable will Of God," the verse says.
Christ cleans His fish and Christ builds His Church. We present our bodies to God a living sacrifice in Romans 12:1. We are renewed after knowledge in Him. "That I may know Him in the Power of His Resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being made conformable to His Death" Paul said that and within that communion, meant that God and I may have a bond of relationship fellowship. He put all on the dung heap that "I may be found in Him having a Righteousness which is of God through Christ and not of my own." He is near. He is close. This is a worthy goal of pursuit. It is like having a sumptuous meal with Him, (having koinonia, fellowship or communion, and hupernikao which is overcoming victory) this walk with God in depth, a daily proved discipleship in the way in Christ and in my heart to relish Him and cherish Him in heart is the Great Good News of all time. My heart knows no bounds, my joy unrestrained and because He lives, I too live, and can face tomorrow bravely because I walk close to Him.
We read His Bible and learn exploits of a spiritual life which but for the tip of the iceberg is invisible in born again. Love from Him requited by us now was initially compelling turning us thus so that He wants total possession of us from the Father God's love letter compelling, (the Bible) & its contents being revealed to us through Special Revelation, the Bible, from faith to faith and glory to glory. Rejoice in Him (for today is the day of salvation the Word says) for we can see we need Him. We need salvation and spiritual hunger is there from Him. We need to look into the face of our Father and see He is approving in His look when we fail. Love from God directs spiritual hunger into acceptance from Him and we are published by God as letters read and known of all men. We are highly favored and loved. Believe Him for outstanding existence, excellence.
We do not lose heart but persevere in doing right. He wants to guide us with His eye. Flow in Him. Direct access is by faith. Scripture says of the New Birth, "I will put my laws into their hearts and on their minds I will write them." In our mind, heart, and spirit we are renewed daily, fed, and nourished to be adequately equipped daily for service for Him. Pastors and the Body help do that by edification, exhortation, and consolation stimulating intellect, will, and emotions, respectively. For all of what of three years and thirty years before that of the Life of Someone Named Jesus Christ whose name means "He shall save His people from their sins," whose life over two thousand years ago has been preserved so well in heritage passing down, and being written down about in the Gospels and been a legendary influence to an infinite-seeming amount of people by heritage He did show He exists and lived and prevails! Christians who belong to God started hospitals, Orphanages, Lost And Founds, Schools, and Social Services and even today make scientific notions into inventions.
Imitating God and miming Him in a grace walk of faith with Christ daily in our crucified life in Christ and ultimately in Heaven our Eternal rest, He is revealed in us and in going there into Resurrected life is from His doing from start to finish. Born of God born of the Spirit ushered in we worship God in spirit and in truth. We are enlightened and illuminated about this GOD of wonders beyond our galaxy in the Bible: it is unveiled to our heart and mind if we read it with New Covenant eyes with open faces unveiled for He has declared Himself in plainness in the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles for us to believe the Gospel for ourselves that Jesus Christ has Finished the work forever and we should live like it is! The Law agrees and gives its approval.
God created us and He claims complete ownership of our being as Creator Redeemer Designer. "If we lived like this Book is real for one week, men would repent in ways we now don't know about." was a quote by a historical figure I believe was from Charles Finney. (RATTLE ME SHAKE ME by HONEYTREE- A song of ministry before the Lord being clean before the Lord with no hiding.) The Steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. We experience God continually in kindnesses and tender mercy daily and moment-by-moment! I pray you find the Lord Jesus Christ as fond and contentedly as Your Master & Savior Lord was of finding you & He becomes in your personality and life Savior & Lord from sins and sin as a principle and near or close to you He indwells.
Jesus said, "Blessed is he who is not easily offended in me. " By faith you can do so by God's grace become the Friend of God, of His Family, a part, a member, and be accountable individually as stewards. It is all in Jesus. Jesus Alone is Source. Believe on Him and abide saved. A son abides forever but a slave does not! It means God casts off your captivity and/or buys you with a Ransom off sin, for you a slave of sin before then sets you free now to sonship. He really loves you in this. The real freedom is freedom from sin, which Christ does for you. You can ask to be made a slave for love of your Master however. Freedom is never free nor is it cheap. Again, I say God allowed His Only Begotten Son to pay a very high price for your salvation. He redeems us with a Ransom that is precious. Serving Him as volunteer bond-slave is a wise response.
Realize, "The greatest deception of the devil is tried by him (in attempting) to make us believe he doesn’t exist." Read The Screwtape Letters by Lewis. And without Him we can do nothing, and we indeed do nothing (we know this) without Him until we know what this grace is really about and even then follow Jesus Christ of Nazareth by faith through grace "practically," a disciple, redeemed from sin and in submission to Him. Christ is our all in all. Surrender every area of control of every area to Christ. It takes a moment to be saved and a lifetime to stay saved. This is principally because of the sin principle and sin nature. Make Jesus Lord. Make the affront of the Gospel your seeming friend as you remain at Calvary where the Prince of glory Died..
We are perpetual students of The Word. We relinquish our past. We press pushups to Him. God in His mercy makes us 'alive,' we being dead in trespasses and sins. We are made alive from the dead while in the body. This is the new birth. We push away the past. Reckon yourselves indeed dead to sin and alive to God. As Saved. Romans 6 says through grace discontinue sinning and worldly associations. Jesus knows our sorrow. He is acquainted with our grief. And the chastisement that brought our peace was laid upon Him and by His stripes we were and are healed! We know His pathos and ethos more each day! We sit in Heavenly Places in Him! We oversee a panorama and even can pigeon hole an attention span in witness and testimony before God to others!
The Certificate of debt (in the handwriting of ordinances which was against us,) is and was destroyed which was against us and God, He having nailed it to His Son's cross made a show of it Col 2:13, 14. Our faith is in God for a believing belief that "it is finished" and that the war is over with God, and within the moment by moment tug in the battle of war with baggage, the battle belongs to the Lord. God is in control (of us,) if we let Him and He is Lord. God calls us His Workmanship, His Poem, His Field, & His Building. He calls sin finished with, in turning to Him and death's dominion destroyed and evil destroyed and sins taken away complete. This is tetelestai the word for a completed process, the word Jesus used from the Cross. It is Finished!
Eternal Death is the result of sins wages (Romans 6:23.) Did you know sins pay.... a wage? It’s Death in tormented state in hell. Don't sin but accept Christ in your heart. Be God’s child instead.
"You are so beautiful," as Zephaniah 3:17 so creatively sings to us and quiets us in His love while others within the Body chime in, because we are indeed re-created in Christ Jesus for good works which we're foreordained to accomplish Eph. 2:10. The Lord God in our midst is mighty to save!
We cherish Him as we realize all this worthiness of God is Himself and there is no one like Himself! He is worthy to be worshipped knowing there is none like Him et al. Our part is to deny self, take up our cross and follow our Lord Jesus Christ. Then we are to obey His commands. Phil. 4:1-3, 6, 7, 8, 13, 19. They're not burdensome. However, there are hard sayings of Jesus to hear and then hearing is to be obeying in Hebrew culture. We endure hardness as good soldiers of Jesus Christ then in submission to Christ in hearing the sayings of Him to do them, having acknowledged them and honoring His Authority to give them to us. WE FIND SO MUCH IF WE'RE BELIEVING GOD BY FAITH IN VIRTUES GOODNESS OF GOD ALONE BY GRACE BUT UNWORTHY OF IT THOUGH BUT SAVED BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE THAT KNOWING, THAT GOD IS FOR US Rom. 8:30,31. Love so amazing somehow! He will begin to process the fruit of a Christian life in and through us in the Spirit. That is a hallelujah not a sigh. PTL.
There is no condemnation TO YOU in Christ Romans 8:1. Moreover, you are sealed 'in Christ' like eternally secure saved unless you walk out of the Father’s hand, but you won’t want to do that. Usually stay on target focused all the time in Him. Abide in the Vine, Jesus Christ (menos.) Attached you will find identity in Christ in His Death, Burial, and Resurrection life in Christ manifested in you and by you by this new identifying of Jesus Christ within and drawing near, denying self because it is in Him you are saved and God never asks us to devalue ourselves but indeed block ego. You stay 'in Christ' like you are in a cup. Remaining in the Lord with satisfaction you are in a war with the world, the flesh, and the devil, which Christ won for you. We are walking out that victory as believers in trench warfare as Christians: believing to see Jesus go before us in the Spirit everywhere, for the Spirit and Presence of God goes before us everywhere in every situation and on us and we are victorious everywhere in Christ by faith over everything Romans 8:37 (hupernikao in Greek, overwhelming triumph of the Lord.) This is staying in Christ, attached.
We learn to suffer for doing right. We learn to abide in Christ in the body while doing the right thing in a normal Christian life. Read The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee. This is the message of the Gospel to remember the suffering Church. In Heaven, there is no more trace ever of evil or sin in the Presence of God in Heaven for us I Cor 15:1ff. We will certainly have new bodies then that are sinless and in the Spirit then fully righteous and completely holy. Mo eye has seen ear has heard what God is preparing for those who love Him. We are saved eternally then, awed by God's wonderful Power and Presence within us forever in Heaven and sinless for Eternity.
As a good Father and Farmer winnows away chaff with His winnowing fork in His Hand so does our Heavenly Father God winnow our lives of impurities letting the chaff blow away. And He loves us greatly even in trials of all kinds even to have our lives being used and cleansed heatedly in fiery times to be clay pots with His Treasure about you to do His bidding. Our endurance is like buying the gold God wants to passively let Him work in us. God purifies even like coal in an oven until we’re diamond like. God once saving you can use you. Are you open to Him?
We must not be offended by anything God does for us that we fail not to like. God can do anything and surprising us is His acts too. He does not tempt anyone at all but does test but not more than we can bear and does intervene in an organically curative role miraculously in you as we're continually receptive. God helps others and they feel His reach convicting and become born again, through the Holy Spirit Who is persuading them. Or of His work in us to do the work of an evangelist we attempt to speak and convince by preaching the Gospel in demonstration of the Spirit and power to be saved by His Persuasion of the Gospel facts through the Holy Spirit convicting them and using us who are Messages of Messengers. We are the Messages and in our personalities we are the Messengers. Jesus brings us to faith in Himself for a Divine Blood Transfusion. I plead with you to be saved. II Corinthians 5:19-21. We are living letters of the heart of God.
Will you come to God 'Just as I Am?' the song goes? God chose this accepting of Jesus Christ as the way to confound the wise, the worldly wise, the disputer of this world, the ignoble & foolish who see who turn, and are born again: this is God's way to be saved in accepting the Son's Perfect obedience applied to your life and heart in His Death/Resurrection the ultimate reach of God to man providing His Sacrificial Atonement for your sin. They go sent to live lives of faith and redemption in obedience to the Holy Spirit's ways and they follow after the Spirit being followers of Christ by grace. They live the Christian life one day at a time as a grace walk and love walk like two sides and like climbing a ladder with both feet. (As also, they came to Christ, so they abide and stay with Him, attached, and walk in Him Col. 2:6; John 15; I John 2.) They weep but rejoice too. We're laying up treasure in heaven growing in grace in Christ with humility and seeking God's Kingdom inside first with a quality of love so astounding we lay sorrow aside and think of God's Astounding Opinion of us where we experience the true 'I want to' of God's love to us in boldness. Where Christ is king we gather together.
We give cups of cold water in Jesus’ Name and receive one another as we would Christ Himself with Agape love acted out for them as Agaping in truth and action is warranted. We receive a righteous man and a prophet so we may receive a righteous man's reward like theirs. We give and learn to give even more. And we don't own any of the gifts of God! We are useful as we remain submitted and available. God promotes and man can be demoted in acting irresponsibly. So let's do all we can. The early bird catches the worm. But humbly and cautiously we feed the servants of our God in His timing and not dissipate with our lives. And then be ready for the Host of the Wedding or Lord of the Vineyard, when He comes we may open to Him! And so we watchful occupy (actively be ready) for Christ's return, and are being desirous to be like Christ, as impossible as it sounds ultimately as He lived His life as best you can until He comes back (which is a discipleship challenge,) from glory to glory even event to event.
It is through the Holy Spirit's work this conviction occurs through an outlived walk step by step In His Steps within. We make good ground to hear the Word in others and primarily ourselves so we are changing transforming of heart always, God and myself watering, waiting, weeding, cultivating. And your ticket to Heaven is by faith through grace, not of you, not of yourself, nor works lest any man should boast. And a ticket can be held by someone beside you until it is not in abeyance, but really received meaning the resurrected Christ within dwells in perfect relationship union and is sent forth in God's timing in super ways, meaning super directed ways God can use.
We are not religious; but we maintain a relationship with the Lord! Truly we 'love God' with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength in two commands, namely the afore and "love your neighbor" "as yourself," which is the summing up of all the Old Covenant 613 Laws. Rejoice in Him. Pray and ask God for salvation so you can live ready too if you haven't. You are God's masterpiece when specially known by God appreciative of His ministry toward you after receiving salvation and knowing you're loved, accepted, then redeemed on top. You’re also safe in God‘s hand as you live, and move, and have your existence in His being obeying. Let Christ high priestly minister to you continually.
It is also an abundant life no matter what for we exchange our sins for His life of quality asterick express within and outwardly express it as well! After salvation or becoming saved YOU are then being a thank you epistle to God (letter is an epistle in Greek,) written on our hearts by the Holy Spirit of God within and without with the laws of God in the Spirit with the Names of God in the strong tower and confession of faith with the heart of God. With everything within submitted to Him, with zeal also we follow Christ and be disciples as saved proved in the ways of the Spirit through Christ the Risen One. It is by grace from start to finish this abundant life in zeal sparked inside to get a fire going in the Spirit in and through Christ to Eternal Life, and is lived now and is everlasting. "It is through much tribulation we must enter the Kingdom of God," Paul said in Acts as encouragement.
From Dave Candel born again Christian and with the Holy Spirit’s aid. May the Fullness of the love from God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be yours as we all crawl toward the Lamb!!
P.S. Mt. 6:33. For it's a transformation a Wave of the Spirit or particle within of light becoming beams that are becoming NEW life we live in Christ not a reformed one but newness of life in the Son S-O-N. Be a pro visionary!
God promises to bring His Promises to pass and finish what He starts in you New Creation in Christ Phil 1:6; Gal 6:9ff; I Thessalonians 1. In His returning there's hope!
Go For Gusto with God in His Love! I John 3:1. But it’s all of Christ we have every spiritual blessing in Him so when the promises are fulfilled ultimately and we be ‘in Christ,’ righteousness confirmed is when you get to Heaven and the portrait of the Son meaning you GET THE SON and all He holds in abeyance and inheritance FOR YOU! Read the Word. No man knows the day or the hour! Living by faith in Jesus above, I'm living by faith and feel no alarm!
Let’s pray and lay hold of being found in Him not having a righteousness of our own but HIS! Follow the Lamb wither-so-ever He goes building on the foundation of Christ and Him Crucified, Arisen, and Coming Again! Hearing is obeying in the Hebrew culture so let’s hear and OBEY to trust! For yet I’m crucified with Christ and yet I live! Galatians 2:20.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Thanks Lord for being there for me! How can I say thanks Lord God for the good things You have done for me? I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the Name of God. Jesus is the Name above all Names, Beautiful Savior, Glorious Lord, Immanuel, God is with us. When I gave my heart to Christ in 1961 at the age four I knew I'd be accused of being a goody-two-shoes but I determined I'd belong to God and His Kingdom I'd seek Him even as a lad in Grade School with all my heart.
I'd try to not let my left hand know what my right is doing as Christ said about giving but live within the confines of the conscience God gave me in giving and sacrificing my life for His service. A Bondslave of Jesus Christ and Knowing God at an early age, I tried to tell others about finding Christ inside and what that meant to our living. I heard abuse from Jews and Catholics but I stayed the course and remembered to talk to God about everybody before I talked to anybody about God. I wanted to be a disciple of Jesus' in truth not just an outward Christian. I knew if I learned the Bible well and was taught all about the characters in it and the story of Redemption thereof, hiding God's Word inside then I'd be building a good foundation on Christ against the storms of life to come. And it has been so.
Righteousness by faith is what I long for. Righteousness is what I need (God's.) Stuff can take a back seat. Things and possessions just get in the way. But even as a child I wanted to tell others what I found in knowing God and it wasn't always easy. My godly parents took me to Church every Sunday and Wednesday. Twice on Sunday. And I went forward often to the altar to pray. I needed God and I was not a good sinner and I wanted to live for Christ determined. It was my intentions to have God change my life to please His.
By grace I've been saved, I have a certain salvation, and my anchor in the Lord of hope in Himself enters within the veil, and grips the Solid Rock that by faith, not of myself nor any good works, lest any boast. And He grips me back. It's not about me but what Christ has done for myself in His Finished Work because of what He's accomplished on the Cross and Who He is.
Almighty God Most Holy Lord, glorious Almighty God is He! We love and worship Him with all our might, heart, mind, and strength. I read and reread tracts or little booklet Gospels or synopsises of the Gospel as I began to call them, being young and I began to see the plan of God in blueprints in His Word of God's Perfect Will better as a kid. Seems like we won't soon forget that overdraft of His checks we write against His Finished Work forgetting to take account or His Backdraft of Fire of Who He is (the Cross and what it stands for,) if we do that innocently as a child of God a New Creation!. We need to keep in our minds eye that Price Paid for which we were bought and paid Ransom for and emotions will follow even mood with we being active and alert: re: our love for God fervent & foremost fervent for Him because this world would try to take that away. This world has an enemy, the devil and, satan is his other name. No elder brother, oh please.
Ephesians says, "Be filled with the Spirit." and "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." "Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Put on Helmet, Sword, Shield, Belt, Shoes, Breastplate, and Prayer always with all supplication for all saints as that armor. May you see the Savior' Blood applied to your life and find your happiness and joy in belonging to Him if you haven't done so already! The promise of God is as bright as our shades.
It says in Hebrews, "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." All it takes is a prayer to God and commitment to Christ to admit that you're a sinner, a falling short (of God's glory,) wretched sinner, guilty as charged, and worthy of hellfire but then confessing God's love, one accepts Christ as individual Savior and Lord from sin. No condemnation but justification is what God wants. You then follow Him abiding in Him bearing fruit, then being a witness for Him. Born of God.
Love God with your whole soul and let Him know that you love Him and tell everyone else, proclaiming "release," "you're free! of this world: the lust if the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life." You're not in it for a problem-free life but a hallowed consecration of whatever it takes to follow and to belong to Jesus in committment. Have that encounter with Him in God's sight.
Jesus is that Davidic Covenant Keeper, Messiah. He fulfilled the Law by actually keeping it thoroughly by love and obedience. He went beyond obeying to be pleasing approving also by the Father God. He loved God and His fellow man perfectly. He is therefore able to save us to the uttermost all we servants that come unto God by Him seeing He ever lives to make intercession for us. He lives by the power of an indestructible life after His Resurrection. We are priests after the order of Melchizadek as He is! Sin's wage is death but death could not hold Him! We sit with Him, victors, HuperNikao overwhelming victors, not victims in the Heavenlies at the Throne.
As THE perfect the Lamb of God sacrificed then, Jesus' Blood was (shed) so we could be free. Now I'm forgiven. Jesus keeps giving and giving. Love is not love until it goes through a test & until it is pure gold and dross is removed and poured out. We give. God wants us to choose Him by faith and use our will and passions to belong to Him, but heaven forbid not by force.
It's a Gift, Eternal Life, and we must accept it. Make that prayer to know God and obey the Son. Justification happens. You begin to really live like your alive from the dead. The Holy Spirit is your gift when you believe the Finished Work applies to these things. In God's timing all things become beautiful. God is good. "Occupy until I come," Jesus said, on the offensive winnning battles on your knees. Jesus won the war and we lead triumph to victory in Jesus' Name. Snatch them from the flames calling God Holy!
"Trust him. And when you have done that, you are living the life of grace. No matter what happens to you in the course of that trusting — no matter how many waverings you may have, no matter how many suspicions that you have bought a poke with no pig in it, no matter how much heaviness and sadness your lapses, vices, indispositions, and bratty whining may cause you — you simply believe that Somebody Else,by his death and resurrection, has made it all right, and you just say thank you and shut up." - Rob Capon
Friday, May 31, 2013
Bethel Assembly of God: Corinthians 32 Concerning the Resurrection: The slides for this study can be found here
Bethel Assembly of God: Taking our Stand Acts 2:14-21: The slides for this study can be found here
Saturday, May 25, 2013