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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Salvation In The Son! Classical Salvation In God's Love

GOD LOVES YOU! Because of the Cross God can be for you! You need to know God personally for God believes in you!!
To accomplish this salvation for you (through) faith leapt or jumped in your lifetime and without bending God's arm back but with knowing that God's knowing (His Lamb was Slain from before the foundation of the world,) is commitment' requiring of us and is to be receiving from Him. God's two Revelations, the one of Righteousness which is fulfilled in Christ Jesus while the other is a Revelation of God's Wrath point us to Eternity. Look at Romans one for this. God speaks by the Voice. While knowing God suffered an Eternity of Hell during those six hours or so on the Cross and unconditionally He Died to show God's love for us besides, you, cooperating with the Voice of God, and the Spirit of God within, discover we truly need to be saved so that obedience from us within and a life of worship outward then to God in the Son will be expressed. We want to know God from His heart. There's where everyone's hunger for passion lies. We want to know we owe God not God owes us for this is the ticket in humility. For in salvation we know from us results specifically: 1) Love for God first and 2) Love for our neighbor second as we love ourselves. For this is truly by the GREAT GREAT LOVE OF GOD FOR US by coming to learning to read the Word of God, the Bible, daily and allowing God to work on us as clearly a Potter would clay on a Potter's Wheel working it until it is a traditional beautiful vessel of use for Him. In other words under His power in His motive and active lifestyle within relationship with God. Recognize you're clay, vulnerable, and limited in mortality and use in your own strength. We need God to make it. We really do. We're made for fellowship. We're not made of marble and steel. God is not far unless we make a one hundred eighty degree turn from where we are. Let us remember that. Jesus is the incarnation of God in flesh, bone, Spirit, and hope. He's everything God is 100% and man again 100%. But we need to work out our salvation with respect and trembling. This world seeks salvation all wrong for they don't find the Christ in a manger!
Jesus has by the way fulfilled over four hundred prophecies about Messiah. Given in the Bible throughout it's contents these writings definitely tell us God is in Sovereign and Providential control, and man is not, though man thinks with corrupt avarice (greed) to dominate another human being and other things also. He/She is made in God's image even so and responsible/accountable before God for their own life's activity. Religion is man's attempts to get to God and it's based on man's thoughts not especially God's thoughts. Man is not looking at a religious thought to know God but it's through a relationship. It is a peaceful relationship filled with dynamic tension. Non-violent. God is not dragging you to Himself. He gives you a free choice. He woos. But man is accountable to God for what he does and says. Jesus in His authentic seal of approval from God is God reaching out, even down to man IN LOVE in a FELLOWSHIP-RELATIONSHIP of Blood Covenant with him, those Whom He chooses and they (in turn) choose God, and Salvation, His ways and most of all, Jesus as Lord. Don't we want then to be enfolded, encircled, and entrusted by Him, with His fellowship and care and belong to God? We need a Savior: His Name: Jesus!
Started by God Himself with a man called Abraham in Chapter 15-17 of Genesis, God reached out - wanted a Covenant with us. God Himself thus slew several different animals, and God came across, walked between the pieces. Abram was face to face and responded, and thus God was obeyed by faith and given Isaac, a son by promise, & later on Abraham was tested, passed the test, and this son who would down the line, the family line of descent from Abraham become 'Messiah,' JESUS. Messiah means Sent One or Anointed One. Abraham is thus called the Father of the faithful. And Jesus is God's sent one in our times, our Messiah.
We don't worship a book, the Bible, but Who it leads us to: the Living Fountain, the Logos Word, the Lord Jesus, Who is the Fountain of Living Water And of the Springs of the water of life to all who're thirsty. The Bible is God's inerrant final Word of authority in everything being spoken of or done by man with regard to living apart from God and alternatively living toward God's will in agreement with Him. It's verbal plenary Bible, inspired, inerrant, and infallible in inspiration and in matters relating to God flawless. Check it out for it reads as flawless as righteous does and seamless throughout.
Before Abraham God had a verbal speech face to face Covenant Relationship with man by blood animal sacrifice which pointed to His Sending His Messiah Christ even then. Adam's choice, the first man, and then Seth, his son, and Noah, a preacher of righteousness, Enoch, who walked with God until God 'took' him, and then by the time of Abraham, God and man walked a Covenant laid down with an heir given which was BY PROMISE, and in Jacob He ratified a family line Covenant that was spiritually and radically endorsed from man to God and God to us and was the first starter or first party to begin it. And God gave assurances He would keep His end of the PROMISE. And so it being fulfilled someday (see Gen. 3:15) in Christ until the time of restoration of all things He gave an oath to do that too! Interlude: Do we want God to do for us like a wish fulfillment center or we for Him like a wish fulfillment center, and in the latter get to know Him Who He Is? Yes in the latter is our true worship. We so often want God to do for us but do we. For Him in Christ? Hebrews says, (Animal sacrifice by blood indicates that) "without it, meaning the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." God had thus thwarted Satan by man's faith through obedience expressed as every man woman and boy and girl had to bring animal sacrifice to the priest during the Old Covenant without a flaw. God therefore was the Author of the starting of the salvation of mankind fulfilled in Jesus Christ by New Covenant because of the fall in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:15. Hosea 11:1; Zechariah 14. This happened in Christ being fulfilled Covenant Who became sin by His Death FOR US because sin was catching up crouching at our door to master us to condemn us and man truly needed a Savior from sin BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE to realize God's forgiveness. Jesus is it. His Blood is able to cleanse not only the deeds of the mind and heart but the conscience itself from dead works to serve the LIVING GOD! Hebrews nine. The Old Covenant was completely full of dead wood. Our works even good works stink like filthy rags.
We needed a salvation because of sins in our conscious, and deaths we couldn't overcome also and consequences of sins we don't feel a remorse from. We couldn't escape death and the consequences of our sin therefore---> we nervously accept God's offer hopefully. God gave us in Jesus "in the fullness of times," for Him to be the Savior of the world from sin being God's Choice, Messiah. He took upon Himself the whole world's (every man's) sins in the scripture it says in II Corinthians 5:21 and He came out the other side: a happening Triumphant Victorious Man! Resurrected! He did this sacrificing so that we might be able to live right aptly put. But we can live right in Christ in and through the Holy Spirit if we're saved in Christ. Without Him we fail because we sin. So to live right before God is important from God's standpoint obviously. First we need the forgiveness of sins by asking. A right relationship with God the Father is started. Relationship is absolutely more important than religion. God hates sin because sin kills and makes our body die in a conglomerate of ways. Though in sin there is pleasure for a few moments in the end it stings like death. But relationship-wise then and only then is this right living lifestyle in salvation possible in turning. When anyone realizes the way Christ Died matters for them and was FOR them individually valid they can admit they’re wrong before God because at sometime with the Holy Spirit’s help they know a fallen is mankind, they personally failed, realize that, and trust Jesus Christ to save them and BE SAVED. Jesus Himself lived a reverential life to God when He walked here 2000 years ago in respectful obedience and reverence and Died in our place innocent and spotless, the son of God, Holy Lamb, with regard to Holy life. We mustn't let false pride stand in the way when it comes to our Eternity. Only a few inches separate the heart from the head but they must be bridged by faith and trust in God. When Jesus was crucified He satisfied God's Justice over sin for that reason of our need. He is God and worthy of that Title, position. God was propitiated or pleased by it. Don't ask me how but it occurs. Sin, death, pain, and griefs temporal died that moment 2000 years back. But application of that Atonement back then is personal and individual for us and needed now. So by way of the Cross and we come to God by way of Christ 's Blood in prayers and follow through of sorts witnessing it's true to the Godly influences and to witnesses of the good fight for us in God we have present and with the help of the Holy Spirit we get saved in "NEWNESS OF LIFE," if we accept His offer of Eternal Life and starting now. But in God's sight all we have to do Is come to encounter Christ for us genuine and ask for forgiveness with repentance.
Getting back to why Jesus was Born and Died: He was born to a virgin during a world-wide census only God could operate on to us as a race of many tribes to have Christ born. In these circumstances Christ was born into. In Greek that word for virgin here means, "never had sex." Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit! Mary was the vessel. This was God performing the miraculous because the Holy Spirit gave the seed. Mary and Joseph came together after Jesus was born and had other children. He lived to about age 30 when He started to minister and heal under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit after His Baptism confirmed Who He Is by The Father's Voice Given Aloud, “This is My Son In Whom I am well pleased!“ and according to the Bible's foretelling by the Law, Prophets, and Writings it came to pass. He came to send us an Anointing too and for us to be IN HIM that is immersed or baptized into His Life, Death, Burial, Resurrection and Ascension, born again. In exchange of Christ's life, we for our sinful lives surrender and turn from them, then we live a God fearing raised RISEN life IN HIM. This is salvation in Christ beginning and living out in the present Acts 2:38; Colossians 2, 3:1-12.
The Four New Testament Gospels give a precise accurate description of His Life and Ministry Purpose: to forgive us of our sins and all of them take away and that is by believing on Him in His Name that it is the only way to be saved which is IN and THROUGH CHRIST. Heaven is to know that you get God's Kingdom too thrown in in asking Jesus Christ to save you and dwell within your heart receiving salvation by believing in Him. Everything that is a part of salvation is good to have with believing Him, which comes seeking His Kingdom first and His Righteousness first and it's God's wonderful PROMISE to you who get saved Matthew 6:33. To follow Him as our all in all then on is up to you even encouraged Eternally in bowing to Him and have Him as Lord of everything in us then on even from the empty Tomb's victory side inside us mightily lay hold of God‘s love in doing so, and of further on to worship God wholly and completely in rejoicing in what Christ has done for YOU on the Cross lifted high re: is important to meditate on and live or live by in Christ not in sin but in God’s love.
After His Resurrection people of God wondered why Jesus didn't zoologically and by Zoë ( God kind of life,) life restore all things as He said would be on God's agenda. But Jesus said, "it is not for you to know the epochs or seasons the Father has in His keeping.," in Acts 1. Jesus said we would know the general time when the Second Advent will occur but 'to be ready' for in that day in it we aren't overtaken as a thief is important.
But before He (Jesus) died He said, "The Holy Spirit the Comforter (one called alongside to help one on one) would come if Jesus went away and would be like Himself in every single way (allos in Greek for the same kind.) The Holy Spirit would magnify Jesus and the truth (Althea means truth in Greek,) reminding born again Christians (His children) of what He said on earth so that others may hear and be saved too. The Restoration would come later (see Revelation 21, 22.) The early Church went about doing good, leaving possession behind: chirping (Greek laleo,) the Gospel good news and telling what meant Jesus Resurrection by their lifestyle to them and what that confession of faith Christ saves us from (sins) was too to everybody they met by spoken word leleo and caruso (gossip-ping and proclaiming by preaching and telling emphatically boldly the Gospel,) and by lifestyle choice (or lived out,) expressed. It was lifestyle choice also, cutting to the heart of many who are lost previous who became saved souls who were fruitless in God's sight and for Christ's cause wept over their sins to God and metanoia (repented in Greek,) became a saved witness that died a martyr's death in those days. But persecution for the stand for Jesus Christ they took was winning the world upside down despite the deaths by the thousands in the arena. And God let it happen a long time, into the fifth-century. The Holy Spirit was empowering the body of Christ to think and act and 'BE' WITNESSES for Jesus Christ and it shows by Attitude that became the underdog David that slew the Goliath: Nero and ten or so Emperor's. The Church gains Eternal Life in bowing the knee to and making profession to the Lord Jesus Christ rather than Caesar or Satan. Satan bites dust. But God truly wants to give you a newness of life a beginning Eternal life and confession of faith or in other words a faith that is charged in humility with a glimpse into an extraordinary life in the realm of influence He's called you to by the power of the Spirit (dunamus in Greek,) possible or empowerment of the Christ's faith for you in other words, made "complete in Him." But you have to get saved first. Obtain Eternal Life that starts for you in accepting or believing Christ and living by faith for Him. Behold, today is the day of salvation and harden not your hearts. It is the Accepted time. For the Kingdom of God is neither meat nor drink (not in a geographic location, as well as not a lot of temporal other things) but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost Romans 14:17.
He's called you to a change from a sinful life to a transformed transformational life spiritually being born again from faith to faith, glory to glory. Father God calls us.
God doesn't want anyone lost in other words but rescued. Pretty soon there may be no delay by God in longsuffering or in other words tarrying for His Son's Coming again' patience by God. God chose by the foolishness of PREACHING to save them that believe. To see Christ high and lifted up and crucified, taught is what we want to see and hear, not in wordy eloquence, but with plainness of speech. To be saved, and Jesus Himself said the way is narrow - ruggedly difficult and gate, difficultly stacked against us to surmount to a life of simplicity in Jesus Christ. But the way to destruction is broad and the gate wide to it and many meet their destiny: hell which is result of living in sin, going to their end: re: lake's fire by sin's destructive consequences thereat and are perished. And so we need a faith that sees beyond what others see, a belief of faith IN JESUS that goes beyond the in crowd of popular; the peers of our world, and by and by grows (into born of God life: Zoë in Greek - the God kind of life,) first admitting we've sinned, deserving of hell for sins we have committed, and so accept God's offer of salvation! Jesus spoke about hell as a place to shun and as did the brother of Christ, James, Gahanna and Paul, Perdition which generally are the same place of torment but Christ spoke more about hell than anyone in scripture. Jesus Christ in essence said, "You must have a faith in Me because I Am That I AM, and if I am lifted up above (all) in My sacrifice in Dying on a cross for you by the Spirit given when I am resurrected you'll be saved *to enter or see the Kingdom of God *if you believe (Me): John's Gospel 3:1-16 (paraphrase.") That's a promise but you see the if clause by you and I in it? That's a condition on the promise for us to believe and obey Christ within and abiding IN CHRIST. It's by the dwelling within of the Holy Spirit.
A God Who lets sinful people have their own way for very long wouldn't be just nor would He be very loving to the victims of a sinner flashing a sword to victims. God wants you well that's why He gave the Law. "The Law is Righteous and Holy and Good," Paul said in Romans two. It's help to love others and co-exist in peace. But sin is lawlessness and transgression which violates the Laws of God which Law was given to us through Moses to show us we fail God (as in The Ten Commandments,) and can do nothing good by ourselves to keep it faithfully. Christ can in and through us though. Our job is to follow after. God's Holiness and Love in everyday events we fail to do because we misdirect an inner voice, namely the Holy Spirit's voice which can be convicting or commending even now. We would not know it was against the law to covet if it wasn't in the law, Paul said in Romans seven. Then when we hear the law, "we died," because of its holy demands and we have to change our thinking and humbly bow and believe God's New Covenant has better ways of the Spirit. We follow after His Spirit. "I through the Law am dead to the Law that I might live to God. Galatians 2:19." "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 says, " God didn't send Jesus to judge and He didn't send Him to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved (through Christ,) John 3:17.
Antinomianism is anything goes. For if we believed God we'd live to help someone else reaching out instead. But By this antinomianism we grieve God who gives the Holy Spirit. But we see by these infallible proofs the laws that God puts out there we fail to obey, are His laws, we don't own them (specifically we disobey Him.) 613 laws of the Law (of God given through Moses) we fail at and are bad at keeping and sloppily too even though we live a yin yang, good-and-bad life that is over and above in human goodness but run the risk the thought system that we think God (in looking at us by chance (judges the good vs. bad,) is to be" balanced out, and bingo we make it to heaven." But that's no good for you for at its best it's a false assumption. A light cannot dwell in darkness because light by its very nature exposes and we are called to be light in the Lord and shine our lights. As light cannot dwell with darkness so God is light and has no darkness at all. He has no shadow of turning. In His Light we shall see light, the Psalmist says. We're called to crucify our flesh and make no provision for it: to radical son-ship in the Lord Jesus as opposed to this world's ambitions for us. "Love not the world. He that is a friend of the world is not a friend of God" John said. "There is no one good but God," Jesus said, and His Standard is Absolute Holiness. His Standard like His words stands forever. We need Him. "Come unto Me," Jesus says, "you who are weary and heavy from labor laden down, and I will give you rest." "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
These Ten Commandments (or 613 in number depending on how you view them,) show us a limit on personal avenging of a victim to his/her aggressor by Moses' Law. Moses spoke face to face with God also. That's God's mercy that this limit is put there by God to limit all avenging or vigilantism. The victim in being between coveting (sin) and retributive (sin) that is excessive deliberate transgression is sinful and face it friend we've lost before God for we've all been doing it. We need saving. God in essence is saying we need a Savior to live it too. To save us from our lower passions we need a Savior in many ways for we fail God and have gone on in deliberate sinning before God by transgression. Remember God is Holy, Righteous, Good to the last letter or iota the Bible proclaims. Jesus can do it. If we have ever lied we have sinned before God or if we have ever stolen we have sinned also. Scripture says one sin is as communicative as any other for it all becomes sin, and, "miss the Mark in one point, and you've missed (failed) every one of them (Laws) James 2:10.) Thoughts of love turned to lust? Hate? Murder in the heart? Look at The Sermon on the Mount by Jesus. We deserve hell rightly so because God's Law judges such attitude/behavior (See Jesus' words in Matthew 5, 6, 7,) and God the Judge does judge by His Law as well. Encountering Jesus face to face by conviction then and only by His persuasion you can be translated or conveyed from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son, Colossians 1:13. Isn't this good news?
Utopia or Heaven God created in majesty and in man and woman with dignity to be upright because to live there in essence and to live there upon one's death requires a "perfection suit." Otherwise as soon as one of us showed up it would be no longer Utopia or Heaven. We'd stink the place up acting rude and ugly. Jesus always wants to take us to Heaven. When Jesus Died He went to Paradise and succeeded there remaining in God's Presence interceding for us: having been sent to us on earth: revealing, redeeming, intimating, and in His Body bought us and redeemed us to Father God and in a word of reconciliation restores us. Pray and ask for salvation, follow through, to obey Christ and persevere so you can go to Heaven too! Saved II Corinthians. 5:19. He shows us all that's it's waiting for us. He's the 'perfection suit.' "All others are liars and thieves," "trying to climb up some other way," scripture declares, "into the sheepfold," John 10 says. Ah But Jesus couldn't be kept in the grave. He Died but arose the third day. He was justified, vindicated, raised. No other religious leader or movement can claim this raising from death. Now we put on the Lord Jesus Christ as clothing. We put off the old man of sin and put on Christ when we're saved. Jesus is God and broke the chains of hell and death and is God dwelling among us in the flesh in a way we could relate to. He is not some slob on a bus trying to make it home. Jesus is God Incarnate. He never failed to claim He is God. “I and the Father are one, “He said in John’s Gospel. When Jesus went to Heaven Ascended He sent His Spirit in His place 10 or so days later. We, in Heaven someday, will get a Body just like His if we don't move away from the hope of the Gospel good news in Christ delivered to us saints now in becoming saved. Jesus felt everything we feel and are tested by. In His emotion of pity towards us and mercy God Himself now provided the way to Himself by His Son and this place Heaven we could not bridge when He sent Himself in the First Advent in the form of Jesus Christ: He lived it: a pleasing life to God before God pleasing of His Ten Commandments (and the 613 laws) here on earth obedient to death even a savory cross death PLEASING God (by His Sacrifice) not just obedient in the letter but IN the Spirit of God triumphant, to the last breath. Old Covenant sacrifice had to be savory before God. Christ's fragrant Offering was also: also it was perfect.
In His Cross victory His way, we could accept "it is Finished" by the Son and so somehow God causes fruit to grow. We at death reach or gain to the resurrection from the dead (meaning Heaven,) Paul said in Philippians at the Rapture or death (whichever is first), by knowing Christ inside in the heart committed to Him, to follow Him because, "absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." This is the first resurrection. ON this the Second Death (hell,) has no power. We get a new body that's physical that doesn't sin in Heaven. It's a sure promise to David and through him to us with conditions but as every promise has conditions we must persevere in God’s love and faith and follow through. Therefore one must grab hold of it for every promise has its yes in Jesus Christ easily laid hold of for in Him we live and move and have our being, He being not far from anyone of us. Acts 18. We’re partakers of the promises of God if we persevere in faith and obey the conditions of a promise to the end or fulfillment mixing faith with a good report first too. God has His timing too to answer us. It may be "no," "yes," or "wait." But He answers. We partake of God's Nature as Christians who love His milk, the milk of the Word. Christ died in weakness a crucifixion death by man's hand (II Corinthians 13:4,) and that was Friday's happening.. We were the ones to do the crucifying of Jesus for indeed we have or we would have been giving consent, but Sunday's a Coming! He Arose from the dead and lives by the Power of God in that victorious fashion He alone could adopt us for as sons crying "Abba, Father," by that Adoption (He or in salvation: saves us.) That Triumphant Success in a Resurrection has been the most documented fact of history! He brought tithes and offerings to God which was His Blood and Righteous Holiness to the Throne where God dwelt. His Righteousness counted because it was His not a man's. Access is now there. He has gone through the Heavens and it's written of Him to do God‘s will. God the Father in these Last Days will be ready (when He tells His Angels to gather the Elect from the four winds of Heaven and pulls in the tether). The way that He (Christ) lived is important, as this helps us live. Also the way that He Died shows us how to live and even how to go through a test or trial successfully He teaching through how He DIED! He had gone to the cross to suffer God's wrath in an eternity in those six hours on the cross. He suffered our punishment full blown of an eternity of eternities in God's Wrath completely and came out the other side! Alive! Holy! Resurrected!
He had the full strength of God's Judgment and Wrath poured out upon Himself just to save us, to Ransom, buy us back, come out the other side for us, and triumphantly to make us like Himself, more than conqueror's, over-comers in this life (hupernikao in Greek,), born again, saved at last overtaken to be belonging to Him. Now we can go free from the snare of the fowler like birds set free: forgiven! Can you respond in kind like God requires of all of us, cautious of your fate if you don't, that to that act of one time Death and once and for all Finished Work: believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God {& died in your place & with commitment? Believe that Jesus Christ Risen will apply it to you! And you will be saved. Pray about it. Please consider Christ's purchase of you in Redemption and Remission of your sins. It bears Eternal Dividends.
There's so much more to salvation than being just forgiven. You get the riches of His grace at His Table which He sets even in a wilderness! You can feast at Jesus' Table anytime. You can have faith to be healed and for salvation. You can be assured of Heaven if you ask forgiveness and as you follow Jesus on the earth totally committed! Jesus lived that perfect abundant life perfectly. "I am the way the truth and the life, no man gets to the Father but by Me," Jesus Christ said (John 14:6.) We need to be born of God or born again Jesus taught (John 3:3, 5!) It's simple. We admit we're sinners and have fallen short of God's glory (and that's in Romans 3:23 to say.) Romans three verse ten says, "There is none righteous, no not one." We fall down to honor the mercy of God & it's for everyone! It's a new spiritual life not religious jargon nor religion at all. God promises a new talk and new self. God gives a new heart and new mind. This is all in Christ and all things are of God re: II Corinthians 5:17, 18: newness of life! I was at an age of four when I understood this and asked Him in to be my Savior from sin. It's made by God so a child can understand good news of God's love and faith and trust and be saved. It's been a better life, a witness for Jesus, talking it with God all the time since asking Christ in me for me and I have never regretted a moment of it, making Jesus Lord, Savior, and Master, King! My aim as is the desire of everyone born again in Christ is to be Christ-like and more like Jesus Christ moment by moment throughout one's lifetime by faith and trust in God which brings obedience into it and to dwell in the center of God's will: obedient. www.bethelagny.com">Bethel Assembly of God Church Website with Pod casting Great sermons last Sunday! Go for Gusto in God's Life! It's Zoë existence! Serve the King! Dave Candel by God's help. GOD LOVES YOU

Monday, December 26, 2011

HOW CAN WE HAVE PEACE?

Monday, December 26, 2011, 3:35 PM [General]






Yes indeed absolutely God's forgiveness is needed to have peace with Him. We are totally depraved and unable to please God in our flesh and bonehead. We need forgiveness, the love of a Savior! Peace only Jesus gives! If Heaven is your goal when you die a right relationship with Our Maker is primary! Do you have Jesus? God loves you! God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. But He is longsuffering seeing we perish because of sins. The Word of God in fact says otherwise concerning death when it says in Romans 5, "In due time Christ died for the-ungodly," and, "While we were still sinners (and enemies of God) Christ died for us!" God does not want our sacrifices. We should learn to love mercy after we're born again and obey that still small of Voice of God. The sacrifices of God are a gentle and quiet spirit, a broken heart and right spirit. God puts together the broken pieces of us. Rend your hearts and not your garments God's Word teaches us. He wants our heart. God wants us as friends and-children not slaves of sin. Even as ruler of us He is Lord over sin within us. He that sins is the servant of sin it says. And we should not pretend we don't know there is pleasure in sin. But as Moses abstained from the pleasures of sin in Egypt so should we too regard the reward of God. But if any man be In Christ, forgiven, he/she is a new creature, a new creation, the old has dissappeared, the new has come. Grace is the key which is Jesus. Accept Him. When you pass away, God's Word says, God looks to see if the name is in the Book of Life and if the Blood of Jesus Christ covers your sin. We decide by faith to believe the Gospel included me and go after God's plans and come to Jesus Christ now to meet God face to face, and to belong to His Family through faith in the Finished Work of Christ to pay for your sins at the Cross by His Death, Burial, And Resurrection, Ascension, and Exaltation! Salvation is the Gift of God not of works lest any man should boast! That's in Ephesians.2:8,9,10. After being saved and confessing your wrong before God and asking peace, encountering Jesus Christ within, where God wants to dwell, how we live from then on supposing first we come to Christ this way which is the way of His Blood, is our thank you letter to God living by faith in the Son of God The Sinless Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world! There is so much more to the Abundant Life Christ offers than mere forgiveness also such like eating at God's Table and enjoying His Great Fellowship! A Great Fellowship Assembly! Forever, Eternally! We live in and through the Lord Jesus Christ a life of mercy, action, and peace: bondslaves of His who knews His will and obey as friend then on.. Do you have a slavish fear of God? "Abba" is how God wants you to think of Him! It means "Daddy!" Or "Papa O My Papa!" Whoever is forgiven much will love much! Christ has made an Overpayment for our sins. It is grace over and above mercy. Do you believe Jesus was strong enough to live Holy and have grace and mercy at His ready lest a time of need overtake, but He waxed strong to obey to be Resurrected by the Power of the Father God? You better believe it! Right believing will bring right living! Where sin abounds, grace does superabound! And Remember God loves you! The fear of God is met when one worships God fully through the Son! Follow Jesus! Attend a Bible believing and preaching Church, Pray every day, Read God's Holy Word the Bible, and witness to others' of your faith obediently. Jesus will not fail you nor leave you! Trust Him! Dave C



FELLOWSHIP

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Salvation In Christ Is A Lifestyle Decision In The Heart

GOD LOVES YOU! Because of the Cross God can be for you!
To accomplish this salvation for you (through) faith in our lifetime and with not bending God's arm back and God's knowing (His Lamb was Slain from before the foundation of the world,) is commitment' requiring of us to be receiving from Him. While knowing unconditionally God's love for us, cooperating with the Voice of God, and the Spirit of God within, we discover we truly need obedience from us within and a life of worship outward then to God. We want to know God from His heart. There's where everyone's hunger for passion lies. We want from us results specifically: 1) Love for God first and 2) Love for our neighbor second as we love ourselves. For this is truly by the GREAT LOVE OF GOD FOR US by learning to read the Word of God, the Bible, daily and allowing God to work on us as clearly a Potter would clay on a Potter's Wheel working it until it is is a traditional beautiful vessel of use for Him. In other words under His power in motive and active lifestyle. Recognize you're clay, vulnerable, and limited in mortality and use in your own strength. We need God. We really do. We're made for fellowship. God is not far unless we make a one hundred eighty degree turn from where we are. Jesus is the incarnation of God in flesh and blood. He's everything God is 100% and man again 100%. But we need to work out our salvation with respect and trembling.


Jesus has by the way fulfilled over three hundred prophecies about Messiah. Given in the Bible throughout these writings definitely tell us God is in Sovereign and Providential control, and man is not, though man thinks with corrupt avarice (greed) to dominate another human being and other things also. He/She is made in God's image even so and responsible/accountable before God for their own activity. Religion is man's attempts to get to God and it's based on man's thoughts not especially God's thoughts. Man is not looking at a religious thought to get to know God but it's through a relationship. It is a peaceful relationship filled with dynamic tension. Non-violent. God is not dragging you to Himself. He gives you a free choice. But man is accountable to God for what he does and says. Jesus in His authentic seal of approval from God is God reaching out, even down to man IN LOVE in a FELLOWSHIP-RELATIONSHIP of Blood Covenant with him, those Whom He chooses and they (in turn) choose God, and Salvation, His ways and most of all, Jesus as Lord. Don't we want then to be enfolded, encircled, and entrusted by Him, with His fellowship and care and belong to God? We need a Savior: His Name: Jesus!


Started by God Himself with a man called Abraham in Chapter 15-17 of Genesis, God reached out - wanted a Covenant. God Himself thus slew several different animals, and God came across, walked between the pieces. Abram was face to face and responded, and thus God was obeyed by faith and given Isaac, a son by promise, & later on Abraham was tested, passed the test, and this son who would down the line, the family line of descent from Abraham become 'Messiah,' JESUS. Messiah means Sent One or Anointed One. Abraham is thus called the Father of the faithful. And Jesus is God's Sent one.


We don't worship a book, the Bible, but Who it leads us to: the Living Fountain, the Logos Word, the Lord Jesus, Who is the Fountain of Living Water And of the Springs of the water of life to all who're thirsty. The Bible is God's inerrant final Word of authority in everything being spoken or done by man with regard to living apart from and living toward God's will in agreement with Him. It's verbal plenary inspired, inerrant, and infallible in inspiration and in matters relating to God flawless. Check it out for it reads as righteous does and seamless.


Before Abraham God had a verbal speech face to face Covenant Relationship with blood animal sacrifice by Adam's choice, the first man, and then Seth, his son, and Noah, a preacher of righteousness, Enoch, who walked with God until God 'took' him, and then by the time of Abraham, a Covenant laid down with an heir given which was BY PROMISE, and in Jacob He ratified a family line Covenant that was spiritually and radically endorsed from man to God and God was the first starter or first party to begin it. And God gave assurances He would keep His end of the PROMISE. And so it being fulfilled someday (see Gen. 3:15) He gave an oath to do that too! Interlude: Do we want God to do for us like a wish fulfillment center or we for Him like a wish fulfillment center, and in the latter get to know Him Who He Is? Yes in the latter is our true worship. We so often want God to do for us but do we..for Him? Hebrews says, (Animal sacrifice by blood indicates that) "without it, meaning the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." God had thus thwarted Satan by man's faith through obedience expressed as every man woman and boy and girl had to bring animal sacrifice to the priest during the Old Covenant without a flaw. God therefore was the Author of the starting of the salvation of mankind fulfilled in Jesus Christ by New Covenant because of the fall in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:15. Hoseah 11:1; Zechariah 14. This happened in Christ being fulfilled Covenantially Who became sin by His Death for us because sin was catching up to condemn us and man truly needed a Savior from sin BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE to realize God's forgiveness. Jesus is It. His Blood is able to cleanse not only the deeds of the mind and heart but the conscience itself from dead works to serve the LIVING GOD! Hebrews nine.


We needed a salvation because of deaths we couldn't overcome also and consequences of sins we don't feel a remorse from. We couldn't escape death and the consequences of our sin therefore---> we nervously accept God's offer. God gave us in Jesus "in the fullness of times," for Him to be the Savior of the world from sin being God's Choice, Messiah. He took upon Himself the whole world's (every man's) sins in the scripture it says in II Cor 5:21 and He came out the other side: a happening Triumphant Victorious Man! Resurrected! He did this so that we might be able to live right aply put. But We can't because we sin. So to live right before God is important from God's standpoint obviously. First we need the forgiveness of sins. A right relationship with God the Father. God hates sin because sin kills. Though in it there is pleasure for a few minutes in the end it stings like death a the door. Then and only then is this possible. When anyone realizes the way Christ Died matters for them and was FOR them individually valid they can admit their wrongness before God because at sometime they failed, realize that, and BE SAVED. Jesus Himself lived a reverential life to God when He walked here 2000 years ago in respectful obedience and reverance and Died in our place innocent and spotless with regard to Holy life. When Jesus was crucified He satisfied God's Justice over sin for that reason. God was propitiated or pleased by it. Don't ask me how but it occurs. Sin, death, pain, and griefs temporal died that moment 2000 years back. But application of that Atonement back then is personal and individual for us and needed now. So by way of ithe Cross and we come to God by way of Christ 's Blood in prayer of sorts witnessing it's true to the Godly influences and to witnesses to the good light for us in God we have present and with the help of the Holy Spirit we get saved in "NEWNESS OF LIFE," if we accept His offer of Eternal Life and starting now. But in God's sight all we have to do Is come to encounter Christ for you.

Getting back to why Jesus was Born and Died: He was born to a virgin during a world-wide census Only God could operate on to us to have Christ born. In these circumstances Christ was born. In Greek that word virgin here means, "never had sex." Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit! Mary was the vessel. This was God performing the miraculous. Mary and Joseph came together after Jesus was born and had other children. He lived to about age 30 when He started to minister and heal under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit after His Baptism confirmed Who He Is by The Father's Voice Aloud and according to the Bible's foretelling by the Law, Prophets, and Writings. He came to send us an anointing too and for us to be IN HIM that is immersed or baptized into His Life, Death, Burial, and Resurrection and Ascension, born again. In exchange of Christ's life, we for our sinful lives surrender and Turn from them, then we live a God fearing raised RISEN life IN HIM. This is salvation in Christ beginning and living out in the present Acts 2:38; Colosians 2, 3:1-12.


The Four New Testament Gospels give a precise accurate description of His Life and Ministry Purpose: to forgive us of our sins and all of them take away and that is by believing on Him in His Name that it is the only way to be saved which is THROUGH CHRIST. Heaven is to know that you get God's Kingdom asking Jesus Christ to save you and dwell within your heart receiving salvation by believing in Him. Everything that is a part of salvation is good to have with believing Him, which comes seeking His Kingdom first and His Righteousness first and it's God's PROMISE to you who get saved Matthew 6:33. To follow Him as our all in all then on is Up to you even encouraged in bowing to Him and have Him as Lord of everything in us then on even from the empty Tomb's victory side inside us mightily laid hold of, and of further on to worshiping God wholly and completely in rejoicing in what Christ has done for YOU on the Cross lifted high re: is important to meditate on and live or live by in Christ not in sin.


After His Resurrection people of God wondered why Jesus didn't zoologically and by Zoe ( God kind of life,) life restore all things as He said would be on God's agenda. But Jesus said, "it is not for you to know the epochs or seasons the Father has in His keeping.," in Acts 1. Jesus said we would know the general time when the Second Advent will occur but 'to be ready' for in that day we aren't overtaken as a thief.


But before He (Jesus) died He said, "the Holy Spirit The Comforter (one called alongside to help one on one) would come if Jesus went away and would be like Himself in every single way (allos in Greek for the same kind.) The Holy Spirit would magnify Jesus and the truth ( Althea means truth in Greek,) reminding born again Christians (His children) of what He said on earth so that others may hear and be saved too. The Restoration would come later (see Revelation 21,22.) The early Church went about doing good, leaving possession behind: chirping (Greek laleo,) the Gospel good news and telling what meant Jesus Resurrection by their lifestyle to them and what that confession of faith Christ saves us from (sins) was too to everybody they met by spoken word leleo and Caruso (gossip -ping and proclaiming by preaching and telling emphatically the Gospel,) and by lifestyle choice (or lived out.) It was lifestyle choice also, cutting to the heart of many who are lost previous who became saved souls who were fruitful in God's sight and for Christ's cause wept over their sins to God and became a saved witness that died a martyr's death in those days. But persecution for the stand for Jesus they took was winning the world upside down despite the deaths by the thousands. And God let it happen a long time, into the fifth-century. The Holy Spirit was empowering the body of Christ to think and act and 'BE' WITNESSES for Jesus Christ and it shows by Attitude that became the underdog David that slew the Goliath: Nero and ten or so Emperor's. The Church gains Eternal Life in bowing the knee to and making profession to the Lord Jesus Christ rather than Caesar or Satan. Satan bites dust. But God truly wants to give you a newness of life Eternal life and confession of faith or in other words a faith that is charged in humility with a glimpse into an extraordinary life in the realm of influence He's called you to by the Power of the Spirit possible or empowerment of the Christ's faith for you in other words, made "complete in Him." But you have to get saved first. Obtain Eternal Life that starts for you in accepting or believing Christ and living by faith for Him. Behold, Today is the day of salvation so harden not your hearts. It is the Accepted time. For the Kingdom of God is not meat nor drink (not in a geographic location, as well as not a lot of temporal other things) but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost Romans 14:17.


God will accomplish this salvation by faith one by one by His grace alone. He's called you to a change from a sinful life to a transformational life spiritually being born again from faith to faith, glory to glory. Father God calls us.


God doesn't want anyone lost in other words but rescued. Pretty soon there may be no delay by God in longsuffering or in other words tarrying for His Son's Coming again' patience by God. God chose by the foolishness of PREACHING to save them that believe. To see Christ high and lifted up and crucified, taught is what we want to see and hear, not in wordly eloquence, but with plainness of speech. To be saved, and Jesus Himself said the way is narrow - ruggedly difficult and gate, difficultly stacked against us to surmount to a life of simplicity in Jesus Christ. But the way to destruction is broad and the gate wide to it and many meet their destiny: hell which is living in sin, going to their end: re: lake's fire by sin's destructive consequences thereat and are perished. And so we need a faith that sees beyond what others see, a belief of faith IN JESUS that goes beyond the in crowd of popular; the peers of our world, and by and by grows (into born of God life: Zoe in Greek - the God kind of life,) first admitting we've sinned, deserving of hell for sins we have committed, and so accept God's offer of salvation! Jesus spoke about hell as a place to shun and as did the brother of Christ, James, Gehenna and Paul, Perdition but Christ spoke more about hell than anyone in scripture. Jesus Christ in essence said, "You must have a faith in Me because if I am lifted up above (all) in My sacrifice in Dying on a cross for you by the Spirit given when I am resurrected you'll be saved *to enter or see the Kingdom of God *if you believe (Me): John's Gospel 3:1-16 (paraphrase.") That's a promise but you see the if clause by you and I in it? That's a condition on the promise for us to obey Christ within and abiding IN CHRIST. It's by the dwelling within of the Holy Spirit.


A God Who lets sinful people have their own way for very long wouldn't be just nor would He be very loving to the victims of a sinner flashing a sword to victims. God wants you well that's why He gave the Law. "The Law is Righteous and Holy and Good," Paul said in Romans two. It's help to love others and co-exist in peace. But sin is lawlessness and transgression which violates the Laws of God which Law was given to us through Moses to show us we fail God (as in The Ten Commandments,) and can do nothing good by ourselves to keep it faithfully. Christ can through us though. Our job is to follow after. God's Holiness and Love in everyday events we fail to do because we misdirect an inner voice, namely the Holy Spirit's voice which can be convicting or commending even now. We would not know it was against the law to covet if it wasn't in the law, Paul said in Romans seven. When we hear the law, "we died," because of its holy demands and we have to change our thinking and humbly believe God's New Covenant has better ways of the Spirit. We follow after His Spirit. "I through the Law am dead to the Law that I might live to God. Galatians 2:19." "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 says, " God didn't send Jesus to judge and He didn't come to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved (through Christ,) John 3:17.


Antionomism is anything goes and every situation, living it up,) allowing for no absolutes...: that is in behavior and attitude action: false conduct, thus making rebellion in chaos. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and the sin of Divination. This is life in disobeying God and not doing good in Christ by faith. For if we believed God we'd live to help someone else reaching out. But By this we grieve God who gives the Holy Spirit. But we see by these infallible proofs the laws that God puts out there we fail to obey, are His laws, we don't own them (specificly we disobey Him.) 613 laws of the Law (of God given through Moses) we fail at and are bad at keeping and sloppily too even though we live a ying & yang, good-and-bad life that is over and above in human goodness but then risk the thought system that we think God (in looking at us by chance (judges the good vs. bad,) to be" balanced out, and bingo we make it to heaven." But that's no good for you for at its best it's a false assumption. A light cannot dwell in darkness because light by its very nature exposes. As light cannot dwell with darkness so God is light and has no darkness at all. He has no shadow of turning. But men love darkness because their deeds are evil. We're called to radical sonship in the Lord Jesus as opposed to this world's ambitions for us. Love not the world. "There is no one good but God," Jesus said, and His Standard is Absolute Holiness. His Standard like His words stands forever. We need Him. "Come unto Me," Jesus says, "you who are weary and heavy from labor laden down, and I will give you rest." "For by yoke is easy and my burden light."


These Ten Commandments (or 613 in number depending on how you view them,) show us a limit on personal avenging of a victim to his/her aggressor by Moses' Law. That's God's mercy that this limit is put there by God to limit all avenging or vigilanteism. The victim between coveting (sin) and retributive (sin) that is excessive is sinful and face it friend we've lost before God. We need saving. God in essence is saying we need a Savior to live it too, to lessen the severity of the spins and bumps in events we undergo at by His Word and prayer and by His help have to have help to gaze focused on the beauty of Jesus Christ. To save us from our passions we need a Savior in many ways for we fail God and have gone way over the line or limit in deliberate sinning before God by transgression. Remember God is Holy, Righteous, Good to the last letter or iota the Bible proclaims. If we have ever lied we have sinned before God or if we have ever stolen we have sinned also. Scripture says one sin is as bad as the other and, "miss the Mark in one point, and you've missed (failed) every one of them (Laws) James 2:10.) Thoughts of love turned to lust? hate? murder in the heart? We deserve hell rightly so because God's Law judges such attitude/behavior (See Jesus' words in Matthew 5,6,7,) and God the Judge does as well. Encountering Jesus face to face and genuinely you can be translated or conveyed from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son, Colossians 1:13. Isn't this good news?


For Utopia or Heaven God created creation majesty and in man and woman dignity to be upright because to live there in essence and to live there upon one's death requires a "perfection suit." Otherwise as soon as one of us showed up it would be no longer Utopia or Heaven. We'd stink the place acting rude and ugly. Jesus went to Paradise and succeeded there remaining in God's Presence interceding for us: having been sent to us on earth: revealing, redeeming, intimating, and in His Body bought us and redeemed us to Father God and in a word of exhortation we tell others so they can pray and ask for salvation, follow through, to obey Christ and persevere so they can go to Heaven too! Saved II Cor. 5:19. He shows us all that's it's waiting for us. He's the 'perfection suit.' All others are liars and thieves, "trying to climb up some other way," scripture declares, "into the sheepfold," John 10 says. Ah But Jesus couldn't be kept in the grave. He arose the third day. He was justified, vindicated. No other religious leader or movement can claim this raising from death. We put off the old man of sin and put on Christ when we're saved. Jesus is God and broke the chains of hell and death and is God dwelling among us in the flesh in a way we could relate to. He is not some slob on a bus trying to make it. He is God. When He went to Heaven He sent His Spirit in His place 50 or so days later. We, in Heaven someday, will get a Body just like His if we don't move away from the hope of the Gospel good news in Christ delivered to us saints now in becoming saved. Jesus felt everything we feel and are tested by. In mercy God Himself now provides the way to Himself by His Son and this place Heaven we could not bridge when He sent Himself in the First Advent in the form of Jesus Christ: He lived it: a pleasing life to God before God pleasing of His Ten Commandments (and the 613 laws) here on earth obedient to death even a savory cross death PLEASING God (by Sacrifice) not just obedient to the letter but IN the Spirit of God triumphant, to the last breath. Every Old Covenant sacrifice had to be savory before God. Christ's fragrant offering was also: also perfect.


Now we can live a Resurrected life through him in spirit that shows up in flesh and blood and can obey THROUGH Christ by faith through grace and the marvelous Holy Spirit, fruitbearing. In His Cross victory His way, we could accept "it is Finished" by the Son and so somehow to reach or gain to the resurrection from the dead (meaning Heaven,) Paul said in Philipians at the Rapture or death (whichever is first), by knowing Christ inside in the heart committed to follow Him because, "absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." This is the first resurrection. We get a new body that's physical that doesn't sin in Heaven. It's a sure promise with conditions but as every promise has conditions we must persevere in faith and follow through. Therefore one must grab hold of it for every promise has its yes in Jesus Christ easily laid hold of for in Him we live and move and have our being, He being not far from anyone of us. As it says, "we are His Offspring." Acts 18. We are partakers of the promises of God if we persevere in faith obeying the conditions of a promise to the end or fulfillment mixing faith with a good report too. God has His timing too to answer us. It may be "no," "yes," or "wait." But He answers. We partake of God's Nature as Christians newborn. He died in weakness a crucifixion death by man's hand (II Corinthians 13:4,) and that was Friday's happenings..We were the ones to do the crucifying of Jesus for indeed we have or would have been giving consent, but Sunday's a Coming! and He Arose from the dead and lives by the Power of God in that victorious fashion He alone could shows us or adopt us for as sons crying "Abba, Father," by that's (He or in salvation: us.) That Triumphant Success of a Resurrection has been the most documented fact of history! He brought tithes and offerings to God which was His Blood and Righteous Holiness to the Throne where God dwelt. His Righteousness counted because it was His not a man's. Access is now there. He has gone through the Heavens and all will be ready (when God pulls in the tether). The way that He lived as important as this is helps. Also the way that He Died shows us how to live and even go through a test or trial successfully teaching through how He DIED! He had gone to the cross to suffer God's wrath in an eternity in those six hours on the cross. He suffered our punishment full blown of an eternity of eternities in God's Wrath completely and came out the other side! Alive! Holy! resurrected!


He had the full strength of God's Judgment and Wrath poured out upon Himself just to save us, to come out the other side, and triumphantly make us like Himself, more than conqueror's, overcomers in this life, born again, saved at last overtaken to be belonging to Him. Now we can go free from the snare of the fowler like birds set free: forgiven! Can you not respond in kind like God requires of all of us, cautious of your fate if you don't, to that act of one time and once and for all Finished Work and believe Jesus the Son of God died in your place with committment to believe that Jesus Christ will apply it to you? And you will be Saved. Pray about it. Please consider Christ's purchase of you. It bears Eternal Dividends.


There's so much more to salvation than being just forgiven. You get the riches of His grace at His Table which He sets even in a wilderness! You can feast at Jesus' Table anytime. You can have faith to be healed and for salvation. You can be assured of Heaven as you follow Jesus on the earth totally committed!


By way of Background, There was a way of the Ark of His Presence which had a Mercy Seat surrounded by four cherebim and many seraphim where God dwelt back in the Old Testament. This later became the Temple: The Holy of Holies. And then Christ Himself on earth had the embodiment of Fully God fully human, and now Christ is within each believer, by the Holy Spirit who gives life and ministry to each of us! God says, "I will dwell among you and be your God." II Corinthians. God is here and in the Bible specially has His Presence in and upon believer's lives and where two or three are gathered in Christ's name. But you have to be IN Christ to win or gain abundance of living but not earn Eternal Life but gain God's Presence at least. You become ministers to God ministering unto Him. And you're Royally priests to man to bring them to God if born again. In other words, salvation has to be applied to your life and it's a forward gaining stamp of approval working out that has to see the end of your life BY GRACE proved faithful and for sure it's a Gift (Bepo in Greek,) by unmerited favor. 'Faith alone' by grace alone in those that obey by faith alone through Christ alone is to those abiding in Christ to the perseverance of endurance. The obedience of faith to God Paul spoke of in Romans chapter one and through chapter 16 is how Christ can live in you in other words will be how God sees and wants pleasure from you if you will will God's will and continuously live after the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived that perfect life perfectly. "I am the way the truth and the life, no man gets to the Father but by Me," Jesus Christ said (John 14:6.) We need to be born of God or born again Jesus taught (John 3:3,5!) It's simple. We admit we're sinners and have fallen short of God's glory (and that's in Romans 3:23 to say.) Romans three verse ten says, "There is none righteous, no not one." We fall short on the mercy of God and roll our faults on Him and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior humbly in a bow before Him. This can happen all at once. Paul the Apostle said He when he realized he was not doing God's bidding bowed before God and so should we. Be following Christ all the days of your life and meaning it authentically, genuinely, sincerely: you will have a sure foundation against the storms of life to come established on the Laws and Promises of God and Christ's work within you and as a member of Christ's Body, so we'll have an inheritance God gives walked out that we'll have prepared for us rooted in God. Jesus is the only way to God. America needs revival. Abide in Him like a Branch to a Vine kept by a Vinedresser, Father God John 15:1,2. It is my prayer that you will pray fervently earnestly to know God to the point and further God knows you through Christ and sincerely ask God to be saved through His Blood so you can be ready should He call you home to Heaven (Philippians 3:20-21,) or prepared for more in this life and therefore use for God: so read the Bible and pray and find Jesus Christ for your life and lifestyle daily in excellence. It's for everyone! It's a new spiritual life not religious jargon nor religion at all. God promises a new talk and new self. God gives a new heart and new mind. This is all in Christ and all things are of God re: II Corinthians 5:17,18: newness of life! I was at an age of four when I understood this and asked Him in to be my Savior from sin. It's made by God so a child can understand good news of God's love and faith and trust and be saved. It's been a better life, a witness for Jesus, talking it with God all the time since asking Christ in me for me and I have never regretted a moment of it, making Jesus Lord, Savior, and Master, King! My aim as is the desire of everyone born again in Christ is to be Christlike and more like Jesus Christ moment by moment throughout one's lifetime by faith and trust in God which brings obedience into it. www.bethelagny.com">Bethel Assembly Of God Church Website with Podcasting Great sermons last Sunday! Go for Gusto in God's Life! It's Zoe existence! Serve the King! Dave Candel

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Hey Have You Heard God's Plan For You?!

Have You Met The Savior? The Firstborn From the Dead!

GOD LOVES YOU! Because of the Cross God can be for you!You need to know God personally!


To accomplish this salvation for you (through) faith in your lifetime and without bending God's arm back but with knowing that God's knowing (His Lamb was Slain from before the foundation of the world,) is commitment' requiring of us and is to be receiving from Him. God's two Revelations, one of Righteusness which is fulfilled in Christ Jesus while the other is a Revelation of God's Wrath point us to Eternity. God speaks by the Voice. While knowing God suffered an Eternity of Hell during those six hours or so on the Cross and unconditionally He Died to show God's love for us besides, you, cooperating with the Voice of God, and the Spirit of God within, discover we truly need obedience from us within and a life of worship outward then to God in the Son. We want to know God from His heart. There's where everyone's hunger for passion lies. We want to know we owe God not God owes us for this is the ticket. And we know from us results specifically: 1) Love for God first and 2) Love for our neighbor second as we love ourselves. For this is truly by the GREAT GREAT LOVE OF GOD FOR US by coming to learning to read the Word of God, the Bible, daily and allowing God to work on us as clearly a Potter would clay on a Potter's Wheel working it until it is is a traditional beautiful vessel of use for Him. In other words under His power in His motive and active lifestyle. Recognize you're clay, vulnerable, and limited in mortality and use in your own strength. We need God to make it. We really do. We're made for fellowship. We're not made of marble and steel. God is not far unless we make a one hundred eighty degree turn from where we are. Let us remember that. Jesus is the incarnation of God in flesh, Spirit, and hope. He's everything God is 100% and man again 100%. But we need to work out our salvation with respect and trembling. This world seeks salvation all wrong for they don't find the Christ in a manger!



Jesus has by the way fulfilled over four hundred prophecies about Messiah. Given in the Bible throughout it's contents these writings definitely tell us God is in Sovereign and Providential control, and man is not, though man thinks with corrupt avarice (greed) to dominate another human being and other things also. He/She is made in God's image even so and responsible/accountable before God for their own life's activity. Religion is man's attempts to get to God and it's based on man's thoughts not especially God's thoughts. Man is not looking at a religious thought to know God but it's through a relationship. It is a peaceful relationship filled with dynamic tension. Non-violent. God is not dragging you to Himself. He gives you a free choice. He woos. But man is accountable to God for what he does and says. Jesus in His authentic seal of approval from God is God reaching out, even down to man IN LOVE in a FELLOWSHIP-RELATIONSHIP of Blood Covenant with him, those Whom He chooses and they (in turn) choose God, and Salvation, His ways and most of all, Jesus as Lord. Don't we want then to be enfolded, encircled, and entrusted by Him, with His fellowship and care and belong to God? We need a Savior: His Name: Jesus!


Started by God Himself with a man called Abraham in Chapter 15-17 of Genesis, God reached out - wanted a Covenant with us. God Himself thus slew several different animals, and God came across, walked between the pieces. Abram was face to face and responded, and thus God was obeyed by faith and given Isaac, a son by promise, & later on Abraham was tested, passed the test, and this son who would down the line, the family line of descent from Abraham become 'Messiah,' JESUS. Messiah means Sent One or Anointed One. Abraham is thus called the Father of the faithful. And Jesus is God's Sent one in our times.


We don't worship a book, the Bible, but Who it leads us to: the Living Fountain, the Logos Word, the Lord Jesus, Who is the Fountain of Living Water And of the Springs of the water of life to all who're thirsty. The Bible is God's inerrant final Word of authority in everything being spoken of or done by man with regard to living apart from and alternatively living toward God's will in agreement with Him. It's verbal plenary Bible, inspired, inerrant, and infallible in inspiration and in matters relating to God flawless. Check it out for it reads as flawless as righteous does and seamless throughout.


Before Abraham God had a verbal speech face to face Covenant Relationship with man by blood animal sacrifice which pointed to His Sending His Messiah Christ even then. Adam's choice, the first man, and then Seth, his son, and Noah, a preacher of righteousness, Enoch, who walked with God until God 'took' him, and then by the time of Abraham, God and man walked a Covenant laid down with an heir given which was BY PROMISE, and in Jacob He ratified a family line Covenant that was spiritually and radically endorsed from man to God and God to us and was the first starter or first party to begin it. And God gave assurances He would keep His end of the PROMISE. And so it being fulfilled someday (see Gen. 3:15) in Christ He gave an oath to do that too! Interlude: Do we want God to do for us like a wish fulfillment center or we for Him like a wish fulfillment center, and in the latter get to know Him Who He Is? Yes in the latter is our true worship. We so often want God to do for us but do we..for Him in Christ? Hebrews says, (Animal sacrifice by blood indicates that) "without it, meaning the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." God had thus thwarted Satan by man's faith through obedience expressed as every man woman and boy and girl had to bring animal sacrifice to the priest during the Old Covenant without a flaw. God therefore was the Author of the starting of the salvation of mankind fulfilled in Jesus Christ by New Covenant because of the fall in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:15. Hoseah 11:1; Zechariah 14. This happened in Christ being fulfilled Covenantially Who became sin by His Death FOR US because sin was catching up to condemn us and man truly needed a Savior from sin BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE to realize God's forgiveness. Jesus is It. His Blood is able to cleanse not only the deeds of the mind and heart but the conscience itself from dead works to serve the LIVING GOD! Hebrews nine. The Old Covenant was completely full of dead wood. Our works even good works stink.


We needed a salvation because of deaths we couldn't overcome also and consequences of sins we don't feel a remorse from. We couldn't escape death and the consequences of our sin therefore---> we nervously accept God's offer. God gave us in Jesus "in the fullness of times," for Him to be the Savior of the world from sin being God's Choice, Messiah. He took upon Himself the whole world's (every man's) sins in the scripture it says in II Cor 5:21 and He came out the other side: a happening Triumphant Victorious Man! Resurrected! He did this so that we might be able to live right aply put. But We can if we're saved in Christ. Without Him we fail because we sin. So to live right before God is important from God's standpoint obviously. First we need the forgiveness of sins. A right relationship with God the Father. God hates sin because sin kills. Though in it there is pleasure for a few minutes in the end it stings like death at a door. But relationship-wise Then and only then is this right lifestyle in salvation possible. When anyone realizes the way Christ Died matters for them and was FOR them individually valid they can admit their wrongness before God because at sometime they failed, realize that, and BE SAVED. Jesus Himself lived a reverential life to God when He walked here 2000 years ago in respectful obedience and reverance and Died in our place innocent and spotless with regard to Holy life. We mustn't let a false pride stand in the way when it comes to our Eternity. When Jesus was crucified He satisfied God's Justice over sin for that reason. He is God and worthy of that Title, position. God was propitiated or pleased by it. Don't ask me how but it occurs. Sin, death, pain, and griefs temporal died that moment 2000 years back. But application of that Atonement back then is personal and individual for us and needed now. So by way of the Cross and we come to God by way of Christ 's Blood in prayers of sorts witnessing it's true to the Godly influences and to witnesses of the good fight for us in God we have present and with the help of the Holy Spirit we get saved in "NEWNESS OF LIFE," if we accept His offer of Eternal Life and starting now. But in God's sight all we have to do Is come to encounter Christ for us.

Getting back to why Jesus was Born and Died: He was born to a virgin during a world-wide census Only God could operate on to us to have Christ born. In these circumstances Christ was born. In Greek that word virgin here means, "never had sex." Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit! Mary was the vessel. This was God performing the miraculous. Mary and Joseph came together after Jesus was born and had other children. He lived to about age 30 when He started to minister and heal under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit after His Baptism confirmed Who He Is by The Father's Voice Aloud and according to the Bible's foretelling by the Law, Prophets, and Writings. He came to send us an anointing too and for us to be IN HIM that is immersed or baptized into His Life, Death, Burial, and Resurrection and Ascension, born again. In exchange of Christ's life, we for our sinful lives surrender and Turn from them, then we live a God fearing raised RISEN life IN HIM. This is salvation in Christ beginning and living out in the present Acts 2:38; Colosians 2, 3:1-12.


The Four New Testament Gospels give a precise accurate description of His Life and Ministry Purpose: to forgive us of our sins and all of them take away and that is by believing on Him in His Name that it is the only way to be saved which is THROUGH CHRIST. Heaven is to know that you get God's Kingdom asking Jesus Christ to save you and dwell within your heart receiving salvation by believing in Him. Everything that is a part of salvation is good to have with believing Him, which comes seeking His Kingdom first and His Righteousness first and it's God's PROMISE to you who get saved Matthew 6:33. To follow Him as our all in all then on is Up to you even encouraged in bowing to Him and have Him as Lord of everything in us then on even from the empty Tomb's victory side inside us mightily laid hold of, and of further on to worshiping God wholly and completely in rejoicing in what Christ has done for YOU on the Cross lifted high re: is important to meditate on and live or live by in Christ not in sin.


After His Resurrection people of God wondered why Jesus didn't zoologically and by Zoe ( God kind of life,) life restore all things as He said would be on God's agenda. But Jesus said, "it is not for you to know the epochs or seasons the Father has in His keeping.," in Acts 1. Jesus said we would know the general time when the Second Advent will occur but 'to be ready' for in that day we aren't overtaken as a thief.


But before He (Jesus) died He said, "the Holy Spirit The Comforter (one called alongside to help one on one) would come if Jesus went away and would be like Himself in every single way (allos in Greek for the same kind.) The Holy Spirit would magnify Jesus and the truth ( Althea means truth in Greek,) reminding born again Christians (His children) of what He said on earth so that others may hear and be saved too. The Restoration would come later (see Revelation 21,22.) The early Church went about doing good, leaving possession behind: chirping (Greek laleo,) the Gospel good news and telling what meant Jesus Resurrection by their lifestyle to them and what that confession of faith Christ saves us from (sins) was too to everybody they met by spoken word leleo and Caruso (gossip -ping and proclaiming by preaching and telling emphatically the Gospel,) and by lifestyle choice (or lived out.) It was lifestyle choice also, cutting to the heart of many who are lost previous who became saved souls who were fruitful in God's sight and for Christ's cause wept over their sins to God and became a saved witness that died a martyr's death in those days. But persecution for the stand for Jesus they took was winning the world upside down despite the deaths by the thousands. And God let it happen a long time, into the fifth-century. The Holy Spirit was empowering the body of Christ to think and act and 'BE' WITNESSES for Jesus Christ and it shows by Attitude that became the underdog David that slew the Goliath: Nero and ten or so Emperor's. The Church gains Eternal Life in bowing the knee to and making profession to the Lord Jesus Christ rather than Caesar or Satan. Satan bites dust. But God truly wants to give you a newness of life Eternal life and confession of faith or in other words a faith that is charged in humility with a glimpse into an extraordinary life in the realm of influence He's called you to by the Power of the Spirit possible or empowerment of the Christ's faith for you in other words, made "complete in Him." But you have to get saved first. Obtain Eternal Life that starts for you in accepting or believing Christ and living by faith for Him. Behold, Today is the day of salvation so harden not your hearts. It is the Accepted time. For the Kingdom of God is not meat nor drink (not in a geographic location, as well as not a lot of temporal other things) but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost Romans 14:17.


God will accomplish this salvation by faith one by one by His grace alone. He's called you to a change from a sinful life to a transformational life spiritually being born again from faith to faith, glory to glory. Father God calls us.


God doesn't want anyone lost in other words but rescued. Pretty soon there may be no delay by God in longsuffering or in other words tarrying for His Son's Coming again' patience by God. God chose by the foolishness of PREACHING to save them that believe. To see Christ high and lifted up and crucified, taught is what we want to see and hear, not in wordly eloquence, but with plainness of speech. To be saved, and Jesus Himself said the way is narrow - ruggedly difficult and gate, difficultly stacked against us to surmount to a life of simplicity in Jesus Christ. But the way to destruction is broad and the gate wide to it and many meet their destiny: hell which is living in sin, going to their end: re: lake's fire by sin's destructive consequences thereat and are perished. And so we need a faith that sees beyond what others see, a belief of faith IN JESUS that goes beyond the in crowd of popular; the peers of our world, and by and by grows (into born of God life: Zoe in Greek - the God kind of life,) first admitting we've sinned, deserving of hell for sins we have committed, and so accept God's offer of salvation! Jesus spoke about hell as a place to shun and as did the brother of Christ, James, Gehenna and Paul, Perdition but Christ spoke more about hell than anyone in scripture. Jesus Christ in essence said, "You must have a faith in Me because if I am lifted up above (all) in My sacrifice in Dying on a cross for you by the Spirit given when I am resurrected you'll be saved *to enter or see the Kingdom of God *if you believe (Me): John's Gospel 3:1-16 (paraphrase.") That's a promise but you see the if clause by you and I in it? That's a condition on the promise for us to obey Christ within and abiding IN CHRIST. It's by the dwelling within of the Holy Spirit.


A God Who lets sinful people have their own way for very long wouldn't be just nor would He be very loving to the victims of a sinner flashing a sword to victims. God wants you well that's why He gave the Law. "The Law is Righteous and Holy and Good," Paul said in Romans two. It's help to love others and co-exist in peace. But sin is lawlessness and transgression which violates the Laws of God which Law was given to us through Moses to show us we fail God (as in The Ten Commandments,) and can do nothing good by ourselves to keep it faithfully. Christ can through us though. Our job is to follow after. God's Holiness and Love in everyday events we fail to do because we misdirect an inner voice, namely the Holy Spirit's voice which can be convicting or commending even now. We would not know it was against the law to covet if it wasn't in the law, Paul said in Romans seven. When we hear the law, "we died," because of its holy demands and we have to change our thinking and humbly believe God's New Covenant has better ways of the Spirit. We follow after His Spirit. "I through the Law am dead to the Law that I might live to God. Galatians 2:19." "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 says, " God didn't send Jesus to judge and He didn't come to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved (through Christ,) John 3:17.


Antionomism is anything goes and every situation, living it up,) allowing for no absolutes...: that is in behavior and attitude action: false conduct, thus making rebellion in chaos. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and the sin of Divination. This is life in disobeying God and not doing good in Christ by faith. For if we believed God we'd live to help someone else reaching out. But By this we grieve God who gives the Holy Spirit. But we see by these infallible proofs the laws that God puts out there we fail to obey, are His laws, we don't own them (specificly we disobey Him.) 613 laws of the Law (of God given through Moses) we fail at and are bad at keeping and sloppily too even though we live a ying & yang, good-and-bad life that is over and above in human goodness but then risk the thought system that we think God (in looking at us by chance (judges the good vs. bad,) to be" balanced out, and bingo we make it to heaven." But that's no good for you for at its best it's a false assumption. A light cannot dwell in darkness because light by its very nature exposes. As light cannot dwell with darkness so God is light and has no darkness at all. He has no shadow of turning. But men love darkness because their deeds are evil. We're called to radical sonship in the Lord Jesus as opposed to this world's ambitions for us. Love not the world. "There is no one good but God," Jesus said, and His Standard is Absolute Holiness. His Standard like His words stands forever. We need Him. "Come unto Me," Jesus says, "you who are weary and heavy from labor laden down, and I will give you rest." "For by yoke is easy and my burden light."


These Ten Commandments (or 613 in number depending on how you view them,) show us a limit on personal avenging of a victim to his/her aggressor by Moses' Law. That's God's mercy that this limit is put there by God to limit all avenging or vigilanteism. The victim between coveting (sin) and retributive (sin) that is excessive is sinful and face it friend we've lost before God. We need saving. God in essence is saying we need a Savior to live it too, to lessen the severity of the spins and bumps in events we undergo at by His Word and prayer and by His help have to have help to gaze focused on the beauty of Jesus Christ. To save us from our passions we need a Savior in many ways for we fail God and have gone way over the line or limit in deliberate sinning before God by transgression. Remember God is Holy, Righteous, Good to the last letter or iota the Bible proclaims. If we have ever lied we have sinned before God or if we have ever stolen we have sinned also. Scripture says one sin is as bad as the other and, "miss the Mark in one point, and you've missed (failed) every one of them (Laws) James 2:10.) Thoughts of love turned to lust? hate? murder in the heart? We deserve hell rightly so because God's Law judges such attitude/behavior (See Jesus' words in Matthew 5,6,7,) and God the Judge does as well. Encountering Jesus face to face and genuinely you can be translated or conveyed from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son, Colossians 1:13. Isn't this good news?


For Utopia or Heaven God created creation majesty and in man and woman dignity to be upright because to live there in essence and to live there upon one's death requires a "perfection suit." Otherwise as soon as one of us showed up it would be no longer Utopia or Heaven. We'd stink the place acting rude and ugly. Jesus went to Paradise and succeeded there remaining in God's Presence interceding for us: having been sent to us on earth: revealing, redeeming, intimating, and in His Body bought us and redeemed us to Father God and in a word of exhortation we tell others so they can pray and ask for salvation, follow through, to obey Christ and persevere so they can go to Heaven too! Saved II Cor. 5:19. He shows us all that's it's waiting for us. He's the 'perfection suit.' All others are liars and thieves, "trying to climb up some other way," scripture declares, "into the sheepfold," John 10 says. Ah But Jesus couldn't be kept in the grave. He arose the third day. He was justified, vindicated. No other religious leader or movement can claim this raising from death. We put off the old man of sin and put on Christ when we're saved. Jesus is God and broke the chains of hell and death and is God dwelling among us in the flesh in a way we could relate to. He is not some slob on a bus trying to make it. He is God. When He went to Heaven He sent His Spirit in His place 50 or so days later. We, in Heaven someday, will get a Body just like His if we don't move away from the hope of the Gospel good news in Christ delivered to us saints now in becoming saved. Jesus felt everything we feel and are tested by. In mercy God Himself now provides the way to Himself by His Son and this place Heaven we could not bridge when He sent Himself in the First Advent in the form of Jesus Christ: He lived it: a pleasing life to God before God pleasing of His Ten Commandments (and the 613 laws) here on earth obedient to death even a savory cross death PLEASING God (by Sacrifice) not just obedient to the letter but IN the Spirit of God triumphant, to the last breath. Every Old Covenant sacrifice had to be savory before God. Christ's fragrant offering was also: also perfect.


Now we can live a Resurrected life through him in spirit that shows up in flesh and blood and can obey THROUGH Christ by faith through grace and the marvelous Holy Spirit, fruitbearing. In His Cross victory His way, we could accept "it is Finished" by the Son and so somehow to reach or gain to the resurrection from the dead (meaning Heaven,) Paul said in Philipians at the Rapture or death (whichever is first), by knowing Christ inside in the heart committed to follow Him because, "absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." This is the first resurrection. We get a new body that's physical that doesn't sin in Heaven. It's a sure promise with conditions but as every promise has conditions we must persevere in faith and follow through. Therefore one must grab hold of it for every promise has its yes in Jesus Christ easily laid hold of for in Him we live and move and have our being, He being not far from anyone of us. As it says, "we are His Offspring." Acts 18. We are partakers of the promises of God if we persevere in faith obeying the conditions of a promise to the end or fulfillment mixing faith with a good report too. God has His timing too to answer us. It may be "no," "yes," or "wait." But He answers. We partake of God's Nature as Christians newborn. He died in weakness a crucifixion death by man's hand (II Corinthians 13:4,) and that was Friday's happenings..We were the ones to do the crucifying of Jesus for indeed we have or would have been giving consent, but Sunday's a Coming! and He Arose from the dead and lives by the Power of God in that victorious fashion He alone could shows us or adopt us for as sons crying "Abba, Father," by that's (He or in salvation: us.) That Triumphant Success of a Resurrection has been the most documented fact of history! He brought tithes and offerings to God which was His Blood and Righteous Holiness to the Throne where God dwelt. His Righteousness counted because it was His not a man's. Access is now there. He has gone through the Heavens and all will be ready (when God pulls in the tether). The way that He lived as important as this is helps. Also the way that He Died shows us how to live and even go through a test or trial successfully teaching through how He DIED! He had gone to the cross to suffer God's wrath in an eternity in those six hours on the cross. He suffered our punishment full blown of an eternity of eternities in God's Wrath completely and came out the other side! Alive! Holy! resurrected!


He had the full strength of God's Judgment and Wrath poured out upon Himself just to save us, to come out the other side, and triumphantly make us like Himself, more than conqueror's, overcomers in this life, born again, saved at last overtaken to be belonging to Him. Now we can go free from the snare of the fowler like birds set free: forgiven! Can you not respond in kind like God requires of all of us, cautious of your fate if you don't, to that act of one time and once and for all Finished Work and believe Jesus the Son of God died in your place with committment to believe that Jesus Christ will apply it to you? And you will be Saved. Pray about it. Please consider Christ's purchase of you. It bears Eternal Dividends.


There's so much more to salvation than being just forgiven. You get the riches of His grace at His Table which He sets even in a wilderness! You can feast at Jesus' Table anytime. You can have faith to be healed and for salvation. You can be assured of Heaven as you follow Jesus on the earth totally committed!


By way of Background, There was a way of the Ark of His Presence which had a Mercy Seat surrounded by four cherebim and many seraphim where God dwelt back in the Old Testament. This later became the Temple: The Holy of Holies. And then Christ Himself on earth had the embodiment of Fully God fully human, and now Christ is within each believer, by the Holy Spirit who gives life and ministry to each of us! God says, "I will dwell among you and be your God." II Corinthians. God is here and in the Bible specially has His Presence in and upon believer's lives and where two or three are gathered in Christ's name. But you have to be IN Christ to win or gain abundance of living but not earn Eternal Life but gain God's Presence at least. You become ministers to God ministering unto Him. And you're Royally priests to man to bring them to God if born again. In other words, salvation has to be applied to your life and it's a forward gaining stamp of approval working out that has to see the end of your life BY GRACE proved faithful and for sure it's a Gift (Bepo in Greek,) by unmerited favor. 'Faith alone' by grace alone in those that obey by faith alone through Christ alone is to those abiding in Christ to the perseverance of endurance. The obedience of faith to God Paul spoke of in Romans chapter one and through chapter 16 is how Christ can live in you in other words will be how God sees and wants pleasure from you if you will will God's will and continuously live after the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived that perfect life perfectly. "I am the way the truth and the life, no man gets to the Father but by Me," Jesus Christ said (John 14:6.) We need to be born of God or born again Jesus taught (John 3:3,5!) It's simple. We admit we're sinners and have fallen short of God's glory (and that's in Romans 3:23 to say.) Romans three verse ten says, "There is none righteous, no not one." We fall short on the mercy of God and roll our faults on Him and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior humbly in a bow before Him. This can happen all at once. Paul the Apostle said He when he realized he was not doing God's bidding bowed before God and so should we. Be following Christ all the days of your life and meaning it authentically, genuinely, sincerely: you will have a sure foundation against the storms of life to come established on the Laws and Promises of God and Christ's work within you and as a member of Christ's Body, so we'll have an inheritance God gives walked out that we'll have prepared for us rooted in God. Jesus is the only way to God. America needs revival. Abide in Him like a Branch to a Vine kept by a Vinedresser, Father God John 15:1,2. It is my prayer that you will pray fervently earnestly to know God to the point and further God knows you through Christ and sincerely ask God to be saved through His Blood so you can be ready should He call you home to Heaven (Philippians 3:20-21,) or prepared for more in this life and therefore use for God: so read the Bible and pray and find Jesus Christ for your life and lifestyle daily in excellence. It's for everyone! It's a new spiritual life not religious jargon nor religion at all. God promises a new talk and new self. God gives a new heart and new mind. This is all in Christ and all things are of God re: II Corinthians 5:17,18: newness of life! I was at an age of four when I understood this and asked Him in to be my Savior from sin. It's made by God so a child can understand good news of God's love and faith and trust and be saved. It's been a better life, a witness for Jesus, talking it with God all the time since asking Christ in me for me and I have never regretted a moment of it, making Jesus Lord, Savior, and Master, King! My aim as is the desire of everyone born again in Christ is to be Christlike and more like Jesus Christ moment by moment throughout one's lifetime by faith and trust in God which brings obedience into it. www.bethelagny.com">Bethel Assembly Of God Church Website with Podcasting Great sermons last Sunday! Go for Gusto in God's Life! It's Zoe existence! Serve the King! Dave Candel by God's help

Sunday, November 27, 2011

AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US WHO COULD EVER STOP US? OR WHAT COULD STAND AGAINST?

AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US WHO COULD EVER STOP US? OR WHAT COULD STAND AGAINST?

Saturday, November 26, 2011, 2:22 PM [General]



GOD LOVES YOU! Because of the Cross God can be for you!

To accomplish this in our lifetime and with God's Help is commitment' requiring of us to be receiving from Him while knowing unconditionally God's love for us and to be cooperating with the Voice of God and Spirit of God with which we discover we truly need obedience from us in results and of love for God first and love for our neighbor as we love ourselves. And this is by the great great love of God FOR us by learning to read the Word daily and allowing God to work on us as a Potter would clay on a Potter's Wheel. Allow Him. Jesus is the incarnation of God in the flesh and blood. We need to work out our salvation with respect and trembling. Dave Candel Jesus by the way fulfilled over three hundred prophecies about Messiah. Given in the Bible these writings definitely tell us God is in Sovereign and Provident control, man is not, though man thinks with avarice to dominate other human beings he/she is made in God's image and viably accountable at the Judgment. Religion is man's attempts to get to God and it's based on man's thoughts not especially God's thoughts. Christianity is not a religion but is a relationship. It is a peaceful relationship. Non-violent. Jesus in His authentic seal of approval from God is God reaching out even down to man in love in a fellowship-relationship of Blood Covenant with those Whom He chooses and they in turn choose His Salvation, His ways and most of all, Him as Lord. Don't we want then to be encircled by His fellowship and care and belong to God? We have a Savior: Jesus! Started by God Himself with a man called Abraham in Chapter 15-17 of Genesis, God reached out wanted a Covenant. God Himself thus slew several different animals, and God across walked between the pieces. Abram was face to face and walked between the pieces, and thus God was obeyed by faith & later on Abraham was given a son who would down the family line of descent become Messiah. Abraham is thus called the Father of the faithful. We don't worship a book, the Bible, but Who it leads us to: the Living Fountain of life, the Logos Word, Jesus, Who is the Fountain of Life and of Living Water And of the Springs thereof to all who're thirsty. The Bible is God's inerrant final authority in everything being spoken or done. It's verbal plenary inspired, inerrant, and infallible in inspiration and in matters relating to God flawless. Before Abraham God had a verbal speech face to face Covenant Relationship with blood animal sacrifice by Adam, Seth, Noah, Enoch, and then by the time of Abraham, a Covenant with an heir given by promise, and in Jacob that He ratified, that was spiritually related and radically unified man to God and God was the first starter or first party to begin it and God gave assurances He would keep His end of the promise of it being fulfilled by giving an oath to do that too! Interlude: Do we want God to do for us and not we for Him like a wish fulfillment center, or in the latter get to know Him Who He Is? Animal sacrifice by blood indicates that without it, meaning the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. God thus thwarted Satan by man's faith through obedience expressed as every man woman and boy and girl had to bring animal sacrifice to the priest during the Old Covenant. God therefore was the Author of starting the salvation of mankind fulfilled in Jesus Christ by Covenant because of the fall in the Garden of Eden. Genesis3:15. Christ became sin by His Death for us because sin was catching up to condemn us and man truly needed a Savior by faith THROUGH GRACE to realize God's forgiveness. Jesus is It. His Blood is able to cleanse not only the deeds of the mind but the conscience itself from dead works to serve the LIVING GOD!

We needed a salvation because of deaths we couldn't overcome also and consequences of sins we didn't feel a remorse from. We couldn't escape death and the consequences of our sin therefore we nervously accept God's offer. God gave us Jesus "in the fullness of times," and to be the Savior of the world from sin being God's Choice. He took upon Himself the whole world's every man's sin in the scripture it says in II Cor 5:21 and He came out the other side: a happening victorious Person! He did this so that we might be able to live right aply put. But to live right before God is important for all of us obviously. First we need the forgiveness of sins. A right relationship with God the Father. Then and only then is it possible. When anyone realizes the way Christ Died was for them valid they can admit their wrongness before God and BE SAVED. Jesus Himself lived a reverential life to God when He walked here 2000 years ago in respectful obedience. When Jesus was crucified He satisfied God's Justice over sin. God was propitiated or satisfied by it. Don't ask me how but it occurs. But applying of that Atonement back then is personal and individual for us needed now by way of influences and witnesses to the light good for us in God and with the help of the Holy Spirit. Getting back to why Jesus was Born and Died: He was born during a world-wide census Only God could operate to us to have Christ born of a virgin. He lived to about age 30 when He started to minister and heal under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit according to the Bible. He came to send us an anointing too and for us to be IN HIM that is immersed or baptized into His Life, Death, Burial, and Resurrection and replacement by Christ's life for our sinful lives and then we living a God fearing raised risen life in Him. This is salvation in Christ beginning and lived out present Galatians 2:20; Colosians 2, 3:1-12. The Four New Testament Gospels give a precise accurate description of His Life and Ministry Purpose, to forgive us all of our sins and take them away and that to believe Him in His Name is the only way to be saved. Heaven is to know that you get God's Kingdom now within after receiving salvation by believing Him. Everything that is a part of salvation is good to have also Matthew 6:33. To follow Him as our all in all is starting in bowing to Him and have Him as Lord of everything then on even from the empty Tomb's victory side inside us mightily laid hold on, and further to worshiping God wholly and completely rejoicing in what Christ has done for YOU on the Cross lifted high re: is important to meditate on and live! After His Resurrection people of God wondered why Jesus didn't restore all things as He said would be on God's agenda. But Jesus said, "it is not for you to know the epochs or seasons the Father has in His keeping.," in Acts 1. But before He (Jesus) died He said, "the Holy Spirit The Comforter (one called alongside to help one on one) would come if Jesus went away and would be like Himself in every single way (allos in Greek for the same kind.) The Holy Spirit would magnify Jesus and the truth (alethea in Greek,) reminding born again Christians (His children) of what He said. The Restoration would come later (see Revelation 21,22.) The early Church went about doing good: chirping Greek laleo, the Gospel good news and telling Jesus Resurrection by their lifestyle is why that confession of faith Christ saves us was to everybody they met by spoken word leleo (greek, chirping or gossiping the Gospel,) and by lifestyle choice (or lived out.) It was a lifestyle message also, cutting to the heart of many who are lost who became saved souls who were in the balances in a lost state but for Christ's cause became a saved witness that died a martyr's death. But persecution for the stand they took was winning the world upside down. And God let it happen a long time, into the fifth-century. The Holy Spirit was empowering the body of Christ to think and act and 'BE' WITNESSES for Jesus Christ and it shows by attitude that became the underdog David that slew the Goliath: Nero and ten or so Emperor's. The Church gains Eternal Life in bowing the knee to and making profession to the Lord Jesus Christ rather than Caesar. Satan bites dust. But God truly wants to give you a newness of life confession or in other words a faith charged glimpse into a extraordinary life in the realm of influence He's called you to by the Power of the Spirit possible or empowerment of the Christ's faith for you in other words, made "complete." But get saved first. Obtain Eternal Life that starts for you in accepting or believing Christ and living for Him. Behold, Today is the day of salvation. For the Kingdom of God is not meat nor drink (not in a geographic location, as well as a lot of temporal other things) but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost Romans 14:17. God will accomplish this by His grace alone. He's called you to a change from a sinful life to a transformation spiritually being born again from faith to faith. God doesn't want anyone lost in other words but rescued. Pretty soon there may be no delay by God in longsuffering or tarrying for His Son's Coming again' patience. God chose by the foolishness of PREACHING to save them that believe. To see Christ high and lifted up crucified taught is what we want to see and hear, not in shadowed eloquence, but with plainness of speech. To be saved, and Jesus Himself said the way is narrow ruggedly difficult and gate, difficult to surmount to a life of simplicity in Jesus Christ. But the way to destruction is broad and the gate wide to it and many meet their destiny: hell living in sin going to their end of lake's fire by sin's destructive consequences thereat and are perished, and so we need a faith that sees beyond what others see, a belief of faith IN JESUS that goes beyond the crowd of 'in' people. the peers of our world, and grows (into born of God life: zoe in Greek - the God kind of life,) by admitting we've sinned, deserving of hell, and so accept God's salvation! Jesus spoke about hell as a place to at all costs shun and as did the brother of Christ, James, Gehenna and Paul, Perdition but Christ spoke more about hell than anyone in scripture. Christ in essence said, "You must have a faith in Me because if I am lifted up above in My sacrifice in Dying on a cross for you by the Spirit given when I am resurrected you'll be saved *to enter or see the Kingdom of God *if you believe (Me): John's Gospel 3:1-16 (paraphrase.") A God Who lets sinful people have their own way for very long wouldn't be just nor would He be very loving to the victims of a sinner flashing a sword to victims. God wants you well that's why He gave the Law. "The Law is Righteous and Holy and Good," Paul said in Romans two. It is help to love others. Sin is lawlessness and violating the Laws of God which Law was given to us through Moses to show us we fail God (as in The Ten Commandments,) as well as God's Holiness and Love in everyday events by misdirecting an inner voice, namely the Holy Spirit's voice can be convicting or commending even now. We would not know it was against the law to covet if it wasn't in the law, Paul said in Romans seven. When we hear the law, "we died," because of its holy demands and we have to change our thinking and believe God's New Covenant has better ways of the Spirit. "I through the Law am dead to the Law that I might live to God. Galatians 2:19." "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 says, " Jesus didn't come to condemn the world but that the world might through Him be saved (through Christ,) John 3:17. Antionomism is anything goes and every situation, relative to the next one, (living it up,) allowing for no absolutes...: that is in behavior and attitude action: false conduct, thus making chaos. By this we grieve God who gives the Holy Spirit. But we see by these infallible proofs and the laws that God puts out there we fail to obey, are His laws, we don't own them (specificly we disobey Him.) 613 laws of the Law (of God given through Moses) we fail at and are bad at keeping even though we might live a ying & yang, good-and-bad life that we think God might see and (in miniscule chance (judge)) to be" balanced out." But that's no good for you for at its best it's a false assumption. As light cannot dwell with darkness so we are called to radical sonship in the Lord Jesus as opposed to this world's ambitions. "There is no one good but God," Jesus said, and His Standard is Holiness. His Standard will stand forever. These Ten Commandments (or 613 depending on how you view them,) show us a limit on personal avenging of a victim to his/her aggressor. That's God's mercy that this limit is put there by God to avenging or vigilanteism. Between coveting and retributive sins face it friend we've lost before God. We need saving. God in essence is saying we need a Savior to live it, to lessen the severity of the spins and bumps in the night by His Word and prayer and by His help and to have help enough to gaze focused on the beauty of Jesus Christ. To save us from our passions we need a Savior for in many ways we fail and have gone way over the line or limit in sinning before God. Remember God is Holy, Righteous, Good and to the last drop, the Bible proclaims. If we have ever lied we have sinned before God or if we have ever stolen we have sinned also. Scripture says one sin is like as bad as the other and, "miss the Mark in one point, and you've missed (failed) every one of them (Laws) James 2:10.) Thoughts of love turned to lust? hate? murder in the heart? We deserve hell rightly so because God's Law judges such attitude/behavior (See Jesus' words in Matthew 5,6,7,) and God the Judge does as well. Encountering Jesus face to face you can be translated or conveyed from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son, Colossians 1:13. For Utopia or Heaven God created creation majesty and man and woman in dignity to be upright because to live there and to live there after death requires a "perfection suit." Otherwise as soon as one of us showed up there it would be no longer Utopia or Heaven. We'd stink up the place acting rude and ugly. Jesus went to Paradise and succeeded at God's Presence for us: revealing, redeeming, intimating, and in His Body bought us and reconciled us to Father God in a word of exhortation we tell others so they pray for salvation, follow through, to obey Christ and persevere so they can go to Heaven too. II Cor. 5:19. He shows us all that's there waiting for us. He's the 'perfection suit.' All others are liars and thieves, "trying to climb up some other way," scripture declares, "into the sheepfold," John 10 says. But Jesus couldn't be kept in the grave. He arose the third day. He was justified, vindicated. Jesus is God and is God dwelling among us in flesh in a way we could relate to. When He went to Heaven He sent His Spirit in His place. We, in Heaven someday, will get a Body just like His if we don't move away from the hope of the Gospel good news delivered to us in becoming saved. In mercy He Himself now provides the way to Himself and this place Heaven we could not bridge when He sent Himself in the First Advent in the form of Jesus Christ: He lived it: a pleasing life to God before God pleasing of His Ten Commandments (and the 613 laws) here on earth obedient to death even a savory cross death pleasing God (by Sacrifice) to the last breath. Now we can live a Resurrected life in spirit that shows up in flesh and blood and can obey God through Christ by faith through grace and the marvelous Holy Spirit. In His Cross victory His way, we could accept "it is Finished" by the Son and so somehow to reach to the resurrection from the dead (meaning Heaven,) Paul said in Philipians at the Rapture or when we die by knowing Christ inside in committment to Him because, "absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." This is the first resurrection. We get a new body that's physical that doesn't sin if we made it there. It's a sure promise with conditions but as every promise has conditions. We must grab hold of it though every promise has its yes in Jesus Christ easily laid hold of for in Him we live and move and have our being, He being not far from anyone of us. As it says, "we are His Offspring." Acts 18. We are partakers of the promises of God if we persevere in faith mixing faith with a good report too. God has His timing to answer us. It may be "no," "yes," or "wait." But He answers. We partake of God's Nature. He died in weakness a crucifixion death by man's hand (II Corinthians 13:4,) and that was Friday's happenings..We were the ones to do it for indeed we would be, but Sunday's a Coming! and He Arose from the dead and lives by the Power of God in that victorious fashion He alone could adopt us for as sons crying "Abba, Father!" That Triumphant Success of a Resurrection has been the most documented fact of history! He brought tithes and offering to God which was His Blood to the Throne where God dwelt. His Righteousness counted because it was His not a man's. Access is now there. He has gone through the Heavens and its all ready. He had gone to the cross to suffer God's wrath in an eternity in those six hours on the cross. He suffered our punishment full blown of an eternity of eternities in God's Wrath completely and came out the other side! Alive! He had the full strength of God's Judgment and Wrath poured out upon Himself just to save us, to come out the other side, and make us like Himself, more than conqueror's, overcomers in this life, born again, saved at last belonging to Him. Now we can go free from the snare of the fowler like birds set free: forgiven! Can you not respond in kind cautious of your fate if you don't, to that act of one time and once for all Finished Work and believe Jesus the Son of God died in your place with committment to believe that Jesus Christ will apply it to you? And you will be Saved. Pray about it. There's so much more to salvation than being just forgiven. You get the riches of grace at His Table which He sets even in a wilderness! You can feast at Jesus' Table anytime. You can have faith to be healed and for salvation. You can be assured of Heaven as you follow Jesus on the earth totally comitted! By way of Background, There was a way of the Ark of His Presence which had a Mercy Seat surrounded by four cherebim and many seraphim where God dwelt back in the Old Testament. This later became the Temple: Holy of Holies. And then Christ Himself on earth and now Christ is within each believer, by the Holy Spirit who gives life and ministry to each of us! God says, "I will dwell among you and be your God." II Corinthians. God is here and in the Bible specially has His Presence in and upon believer's lives. But you have to be IN Christ to win or gain abundance of living but not earn Eternal Life but gain God's Presence at least. You become ministers to God ministering unto Him. In other words, salvation has to be applied to your life and it's a forward gaining stamp of approval working out that has to see the end of your life BY GRACE proved faithful and for sure it's a Gift (Bepo in Greek,) by unmerited favor. 'Faith alone' by grace alone in those that obey by faith alone through Christ alone is to those abiding in Christ. The obedience of faith to God Paul spoke of in Romans chapter one and through chapter 16 in other words will be how God sees and wants pleasure from you if you will will God's will and continuously live after the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived that perfect life perfectly. "I am the way the truth and the life, no man gets to the Father but by Me," Jesus Christ said (John 14:6.) We need to be born of God or born again Jesus taught (John 3:3,5!) It's simple. We admit we're sinners and have fallen short of God's glory (and that's in Romans 3:23 to say.) Romans three verse ten says, "There is none righteous, no not one." We fall short on the mercy of God and roll our faults on Him and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior humbly in a bow before Him. This can happen all at once. Paul the Apostle said He when he realized he was not doing God's bidding bowed before God and so should we. Be following Christ all the days of your life and meaning it authentically & sincerely: you will have a sure foundation against the storms of life to come established on the Laws and Promises of God and Christ's work in you and so we'll have an inheritance God gives walked out that we'll have prepared for us rooted in God. Jesus is the only way to God. America needs revival to learn this. Abide in Him like a Branch to a Vine kept by a Vinedresser, Father God John 15:1,2. It is my prayer that you will pray fervently earnestly to know God to the point God knows you through Christ and sincerely ask God to be saved through His Blood so you can be ready should He call you home to Heaven (Philippians 3:20-21,) or prepared for more action in this life and use for God: so then read the Bible and find Jesus Christ for your life and lifestyle daily. It's for everyone! It's a new spiritual life not religious jargon nor religion at all. God promises a new self. God gives a new heart and new mind. This is all in Christ and all things are of God re: II Corinthians 5:17,18: newness of life! I was at an age of four when I understood this and asked Him in to be my Savior from sin. It's made by God so a child can understand good news of God's love and faith and trust and be saved. It's been a better life, a witness for Jesus, since then asking Christ in for me and I have never regretted a moment of it, making Jesus Lord, Savior, and Master, King! My aim as is the desire of everyone born again in Christ is to be Christlike and more like Jesus Christ moment by moment throughout one's lifetime by faith and trust which brings obedience into it. www.bethelagny.com">Bethel Assembly Of God Church Website with Podcasting Great sermons last Sunday! Go for Gusto in God's Life! It's Zoe existence! Dave C