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Friday, June 24, 2011

Is It, "Your Best Life Now" or "Bondslaves, Suffering For Jesus?"

God Has Plans Greater For Us Than To Try To Make Our Lives More Happy & Cozy

Jesus is the Son of God and came from Heaven to earth to save our souls, develop our character, and to see us through to refined gold assuming we've been born again. Refined gold speaks of a spotless character not money. He did not come to baptize us in bad vinegar. We need to smile more and be glad and rejoice much more in Jesus.

Jesus by the way fulfilled over three hundred prophecies about Messiah. Given in the Bible these writings definitely tell us God is in control. Religion is man's attempts to get to God and based on man's thoughts not especially God's thoughts. Christianity is not a religion but a relationship. Jesus in His authenticity is God reaching down to man in love in a relationship of Blood Covenant. Early Indians in America would slice a blade across their hands to show they were in league or blood brothers with other tribes. In the Bible something similiar is started by God Himself with a man called Abraham in Chapter 15-17 of Genesis.

The Bible is God's final authority in everything being verbal plenary supplied inerrant and infallible in inspiration and matters relating to God. Before Abraham God had a verbal speech Covenant with sacrifices with Adam, Seth, Noah, Enoch, and then by the time of Abraham, a Covenant He ratified that was related and unified with man with God and God was the propounder or first party to start it.

We needed a salvation because of deaths we couldn't overcome and consequences of sins. We couldn't escape death and the consequences of our sin. God gave us Jesus "in the fullness of times," and He is the Savior of the world from sin being He took upon Himself the whole world's sin the scripture says in II Cor 5:21 and He came out the other side: a happening guy! He did this so we might be able to live right aplely put. But live right before God is important. Jesus Himself lived a reverential life to God when He walked here 2000 years ago in obedience.

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 us to be IN HIM that is immerced or baptized in His Life and Death and Resurrection pleasing God after His Resurrection. The Four New Testament Gospels give a precise accurate description of His Life and Ministry Purpose, to forgive us all of our sins (at His Death primarily,) and that to believe Him is the only way to be saved while He was alive. And get to Heaven and to enter His Kingdom now receiving it also by believing Him is paramount. To follow Him as our all in all is everything then on from the empty Tomb and to worship God and rejoice in what Christ has done for you on the Cross!

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 before He died that the Holy Spirit would come if He (Jesus) went away and would be like Jesus in every way (allos in Greek for the same.) The Holy Spirit would magnify Jesus and remind of what He said and the truth (alethia in Greek.) The Restoration would come later (see Revelation 21.) The early Church went about telling of Jesus Resurrection and why that saves us to everybody. The message of the Gospel good news was cutting to the heart as disciple after disciple became a witness that died a martyr's death. But persecution for the stand they took was winning the world upside down. The Holy Spirit was empowering the body of Christ to think and act and 'BE' WITNESSES for Jesus Christ and it shows by attitude and became the underdog David and that slew the Goliath: Nero.

God truly wants to give you a newness of life or in other words an extrordinary life in the realm of influence He's called you to by the Power of the Spirit or empowerment of the Christ's faith. Get saved first. For the Kingdom of God is not a geographic location but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit Romans 14:17. God will accomplish this by His grace. He's called you to a change. God doesn't want anyone lost in other words. Pretty soon there may be no delay by God in longsuffering or tarrying. God chose by the foolishness of PREACHING to save those that believe.

To be saved, and Jesus Himself said the way is narrow and hard to Life and the way to destruction is broad and its gate wide and many go to their consequences therein and are perished, and so we need a faith that sees beyond what others see, a belief of faith IN JESUS that grows (into born of God life: zoe in Greek - the God kind of life.) Jesus spoke about hell as a place to shun and as did the brother of Christ, James, Gehenna but Christ spoke more about hell than anyone in scripture. He said, "You must be saved to enter or see the Kingdom of God: John's Gospel 3:3,5." A God Who lets sinful people have their own way for long wouldn't be very just nor would He be very loving to the victim of a sinner flashing a sword. Sin is lawlessness and transgressing the Law 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 by misdirecting an inner voice, namely the Holy Spirit's voice which can be convicting or commending. "There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1"

Antionomism is anything goes and every situation, relative to it, no absolutes that is in behavior and attitude action. By this we grieve God who gives the Holy Spirit. We see by these infallible proofs the laws that God puts out there we fail to obey Him (specificly Him,) within the Law (of God given through Moses) even though we might live a ying yang good life. These Ten Commands (or 613) show us a limit on personal avenging of a victim to his/her aggressor. God in essence is saying we need a Savior to save us from our passions for in many ways we have gone way over the line or limit in sinning before God.

If we have ever lied we have sinned before God or if we have ever stealed we have sinned also. Scripture says one sin is as bad as any other and, "miss the Mark in one point, and you've missed (failed) every one of them," (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. For Utopia God created creation of man and woman to live there and to live there requires a "perfection suit." Otherwise as soon as one of us showed up it would be no longer Utopia. We'd stink up the place acting rusde and ugly. Jesus went to Paradise and succeeded. He shows us its all there waiting for us. All others are liars and thieves, "trying to climb up some other way," scripture declares, "into the sheepfold." But Jesus couldn't be kept in a grave. He arose the third day. He was justified, vindicated.

In mercy He Himself now provides the way to Himself and this place Heaven we could not bridge when He sent Himself in the form of Jesus Christ: He lived a pleasing life to God before God pleasing of His Ten Commandments (and the 613 laws) here on earth obedient to death even a cross death pleasing God to the last breath. In His 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 a reality of the Spirit. This is the first resurrection. It's a sure promise with conditions as every promise has conditions. He died in weakness a crucifixion death by man's hand (II Corinthians 13:4,) and that was Friday's happenings...but Sunday's a Coming! and He Arose from death and lives by the Power of God in that victorious fashion He alone could adopt us for as sons crying "Abba, Father!" That 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. Access is now there. He has gone through the Heavens and its all there. 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 intact! He became sin and had the full strength of God's Judgment and Wrath poured out upon Himself just to save us, and make us more than conqueror's, overcomers in this life. Now we can go free from the stall like calves, skipping, leaping: forgiven! Can you not respond in kind firmly to that act one time and once for all believe that Jesus could apply it to you? Saved? Pray about it.

You can have faith to be healed and salvation. You can be assured of Heaven as you follow Jesus on the earth.

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!

But you have to be IN Christ to win or gain not earn Eternal Life. In other words, salvation has to be applied to your life and it's a forward gaining stamp of approval that has to see the end of your life proved faithful and in this respect it's a Gift (Bepo in Greek,) by grace lifelong to those that obey by faith through grace (in Greek, Chiro) in fact the obedience of faith Paul spoke of in Romans chapter one and to endure to the end primary. 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)! 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 doubts on Him and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior humbly in a bow before Him. Paul the Apostle said He bowed before God so should we. Be following Christ all the days of our life and meaning it authentically & we will build a sure foundation against the storms to come established on the Laws and Promises of God and have an inheritance we will have prepared for us rooted in God. Jesus is the only way to God. Abide in Him like a Branch to a Vine kept by a Vinedressor, Father God.

God can put us in the eye of the storm in peace in Him. NO other name under Heaven given among men is needed to be saved Acts 4:12. 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,) and read the Bible and find Jesus Christ for your life and lifestyle. It's for everyone! It's a new spiritual life not religious nor religion. God promises a new self. God giveth a new heart and new mind. This is in Christ. I was at an age of four when I understood this and asked Him in to be my Savior from sin.

It is made by God so a child can understand and be saved. It has been a better life, a witness for Jesus, since then for me and I have never regretted a moment of it! My aim as is the desire of everyone born again in Christ is to be Christlike and more like Jesus Christ moment by moment by faith and trust which brings obedience to it. To accomplish this is commitment' requiring of us and cooperating with the Voice of God and Spirit of God which we discover by reading the Word and allowing God to work on us as a Potter would clay on a Potter's Wheel. Dave Candel

Bethel Assembly Of God Church

Bethel Assembly Of God Church
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