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Sunday, August 14, 2011

In Jesus How Sure Salvation.

M any have swerved aside to fruitless discussion. Many are confident God looks at us as having made mistakes and God looks the other way instead of at us, never calling them sins. Sort of like teens that would deny our right to existence and never acknowledge us as persons. But what about lifestyle? If we have a relationship with Jesus Christ shouldn't we have a different lifestyle than those calling themselves Christians and teachers living contrary to sound doctrine and the Word of God. God's sure salvation in Christ is the Provision of God in simplicity of faith. But only in Jesus. Take Jesus out and you got any run-of-the-mill religion or cult. True religion scripture says is to visit the widow and orphan and keep oneself unspotted from the world. The Church Jesus died for will be presented to God by His Son someday immanent. Jesus could come at any day. Prepare yourself like a Bride getting ready for a Wedding to her Bridegroom! Like the time of Noah many will not listen to the words of Father God in scripture, the Bible. Christ is the end of the law. So love one another and owe nothing. He that has loved his neighbor has fulfilled the law. Don't gossip about others. But the goal of instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith. A pure from God heart is not weighed down from immorality, not selfish, not worldly, not foolish, etc. but PURE PURE HEART. Why do we give God less than pure? Malachi, the Italian Prophet, says to give purely. A good conscience is to be brought up to those in evolution. "Why didn't we get rid of that thing long ago?," Pastor says, If we believed evolution," but He says, "we know love comes a good conscience that knows it must come from God and have no error, and is free from lack of love toward God or man. Sincere faith means faith that is without wax. It's pure. It's without shave, doing the makeup, putting all your plastice, get your silicone out, and anything literally that deadens the nerves in your face. But it holds to God's Word, and teaches God's Word only, and is a heart after God's heart. This is from I Timothy 1 of the New Testament. Let's get saved admitting O wretch I am without Jesus and the glory of God and by faith come to Jesus at an altar and get saved and stay saved. Follow after Jesus Christ with zeal and run your race to the end. Amen. Bethel Assembly Of God Church Sermon podcasting

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

IF GOD BE FOR US WHO COULD EVER BE AGAINST US! PART DEUX

link To accomplish this salvation is by faith and is commitment' requiring of us and to be cooperating in grace with the Voice of God and Spirit of God with which we discover obedience in results of love for God first and love for our neighbor second as we love ourself. This blessing we receive is by knowing the great great love of God FOR us by re ading the Word consistantly and praying and allowing God to work on us as a Potter would clay on a Potter's Wheel. Allow Him. Dave Candel
Jesus in being preached by the Prophets of Old Testament fulfilled over three hundred prophecies about Messiah directly. Given to us in the Bible, these writings definitively tell us God is in control, man however isn't, and thus also though man is made in God's image with free will. Man's pursuit of fig leaves to cover his inequities is puny religion ie. man's attempt to get to God on his own and it's futile. It's based on man's thoughts not especially God's thoughts Who being perfect (God) is glorified and praised. Christianity is not a religion but is a relationship. The buck STOPS AT JESUS CHRIST. Jesus is our good Shepherd and in His authentic realism is God in the flesh reaching down to man and saving him from sin in a love covenant in a fellowship-relationship of Blood. God has this 'in' with those Whom He chooses and they in turn choose His ways and Him. We have a Savior named Jesus. He takes away the sin of the world. He wants to dine with you Rev. 3:20.
Started four thousand years ago by God Himself with a man called Abraham in Chapter 15-17 of Genesis, God displayed a Covenant with him that was sacred. God Himself thus slew several different animals. Abram walked between the pieces and thus God was obeyed and that by faith believing & Abraham was given a son who down the family line become Messiah. Abraham is thus called the Father of the faithful and through him it is promised that all nations shall be blessed.
We don't worship a book, the Bible, but Who it brings us to saving faith and leads us to in a stand: the Living Word, Jesus, Who is the Fountain of Life to all who're thirsty and the giver of Abundant Life. The Bible is God's final authority in everything in life and is verbal plenary inspired, inerrant, and infallible in all ways. Inspiration throughout its pages is complete and in matters relating to God flawless. Before Abraham God had a verbal face-to-face Covenant with animal sacrifices with Adam, Seth, Noah, Enoch, and then by the time of Abraham, He built a Covenant by Oath and in Jacob He ratified, that was spiritually related and unified with man to God and was of the first agreements of Lordship of God over man. God being first party to begin the Covenant, He gave assurances that He would keep His promise or end of it and by giving an oath to do that too! God thus thwarted Satan and his plans. Satan has tried to destroy Messiah before he could be born for millenia. But God fulfilled His promise in sending Jesus Christ to be our Provision by Covenant because of the fall in the Garden of Eden which gave us need for it.
We needed a salvation because of deaths we couldn't overcome and consequences of sins. We were stuck and Jesus "in the fullness of times," lived and died and He is the Savior of the world from sin being He took upon Himself the whole world's sin (in the scripture it says in II Cor 5:21) and He came out the other side: a happening guy victorious! He is Risen and this so we might be able to live right aply put. But to live right before God is important for all of us obviously and by the Holy Spirit too. But what method?
Jesus lived a reverential life to God the Father when He walked here 2000 years ago in attentive obedience and pleasing. He showed us what God is like in our skin. He's Good, Holy, Righteous. When Jesus was crucified He satisfied God's Justice over sin. God was propitiated or satisfied by His Atonement. Don't ask me how but it occurs. But applying of that Atonement back then is personal and individual for us now and happens by way of the Cross through influences and witnesses to that light that are through Jesus for us in God and with the help of the Holy Spirit.
He lived to about age 30 when He was Baptized and heard a Voice as did others there standing with Him from Heaven saying, "This is My Beloved Son in Whom I Am well pleased, Hear ye Him." He started to minister and heal under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit according to the Bible record. After His Resurrection He came to send us an anointing too and for us to be IN HIM that is replaced with His Life and immersed or baptized into His Living Mend and Atoning Death and Victorious Resurrection. Christ's life becomes ours mysticly and we give Him our sinful lives and for that God grants us a respectful God-fearing raised risen Life in Jesus. This is salvation in Christ Galatians 2:20; Colosians 2, 3:1-12.
Christ's purpose is to forgive us of all of our sins and take them away and that by believing to believe Him in His Name and Who He is, is the only way to be saved. This is continuous ongoing faith in Christ. To get to Heaven & to know that you get God's Kingdom now within after receiving salvation by believing Him is good to have also, as fringe benefit.
To follow Him as our all in all is everything prepared for then on from the empty Tomb's victory side inside us we're up for worshiping God wholly and rejoicing in what Christ has done for YOU on the Cross re: this is important for us to meditate on and live in!
After His Resurrection Jesus's people and God-fearers wondered why Jesus didn't restore all things as He said would be on God's agenda. But Jesus said, "it's not for you to know the epochs or seasons the Father has in store in His keeping.," in Acts 1.
Jesus in remaining integrus of unfolding of light illuminated to us said, "the Holy Spirit The Comfortor would not come unless and if only Jesus (He) went away. The Holy Ghost would be like Himself in every single way (allos in Greek for the exact same kind.) The Holy Spirit would magnify Jesus and the truth (alethea in Greek,) reminding born again Christians (God's New Covenant children) what Christ said and did. The Restoration would come later (see Revelation 21,22.)
The early Church went about telling the good news: telling of Jesus Resurrection and why that does saves us today to everybody they met by spoken word leleo (greek, chirping or gossiping the Gospel.) The message of the Gospel good news was pricking to their hearts as it's a disciple's lifestyle, cutting to the heart of many who are lost and who then became saved souls as disciple after disciple became a witness that died a martyr's death to lift up Jesus's Name. But persecution for the stand they took was winning the world upside down. God let it happen a long time into the Middle Ages.
The Holy Spirit was empowering the body of Christ to think and be men of action who would '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 today as it did then in bowing the knee to and making profession to the Lord Jesus Christ rather than Caesar. Satan bites dust. Jesus made a display openly of this vanquished foe Satan.
But God truly wants to give you newness of life or in other words a glimpse in living for Christ of an extraordinary life in the realm of influence He's called you to by the Power of the Spirit possible or by the empowerment of the Christ's faith for you in, & made "complete." But get saved first. This is obtain (Eternal Life starts) in accepting believing Christ and living for Him. We admit we deserve hell but throw ourselves on God's mercy knowing His love. Behold, Today is the day of salvation.
For the Kingdom of God is not a geographic location in this age but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost within and among Romans 14:17. God will accomplish this loving favor by His grace alone. He's called you to a change (greek Metamorphouo) from a sinful life to a transformation spiritually to being born again from faith to faith. God doesn't want anyone lost but rescued in this Gospel plan.
Pretty soon there may be no delay by God in longsuffering or tarrying for His Son's Comimg again. God chose by the foolishness of PREACHING to save those that believe. To see Christ crucified taught is what we want to see and hear, not in eloquence, but with plainness of speech. You see not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God chose the offscouring of this world to shame the wise. But the cross is the weakness of God stronger than men, foolishness to Greeks, and a stumblingblock to Jews.
To be saved, and Jesus Himself mentioned the way is narrow and gate, straight to Life. And the way to destruction is broad and its gate wide and many living people in sin go to their end of hell by sin's destructive consequence thereat and perish tormented eternally, 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.) Are we prepared?
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. Christ in essence said, "You must have faith in Me because I am Savior and Lord and if I be lifted up above all men in My sacrifice in Dying on a cross for you by the Spirit's choice given to you: I am resurrected and you'll be saved and so be able *to enter or see the Kingdom of God *if you believe: John's Gospel 3:1-16 (paraphrase.") "I AM the Resurrection and the Life," Jesus said.
A God Who lets sinful people have their 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 good," Paul said in Romans two. But it doesn't have power to help us obey. Believing belief in Jesus does.
Sin is lawlessness and violating the Laws of God which Law was given to us through Moses show us that we fail God (as in The Ten Commandments mistook,) as well as God's Holiness and Love in everyday events disobeyed by misdirecting an inner voice, namely the Holy Spirit's voice and that can be convicting or commending.
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 has better ways of the Spirit.
"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 be saved through Him (Christ,) John 3:17.
Antionomism is anything goes and every situation, relative to the next one, (in living it up,) allowing for no absolutes...: that is behavior and attitude action hellish: false conduct, thus making chaos. By this we grieve God who gives the Holy Spirit.
But we see by these infallible proofs the laws that God puts out there that we failed 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 are bad at keeping even though we might live a ying & yang, good-and-bad life that we think God might balance out. But that's no good for you. 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. But Jesus Christ our Unleavened Bread is sacrificed for us. There is no leaven in Him.
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. This is God's mercy fulfilled in Jesus Christ today that this limit is put there by God to avenging or vigilanteism. Between coveting and retributive sins face it we've lost, we're in sin.
God in essence is saying we need a Savior to live it, to lessen the severity of the bumps in the night enough to gaze upon the beauty of Jesus. To save us from our passions we need a Savior for in many ways we have gone way over the line or limitation in sinning before God. Remember God is Holy, Righteous, Good 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 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. But you can be saved if you look to Jesus. 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 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: expanding, redeeming, intimating, and in His Body reconciled us to Father in Heaven. II Cor. 5:19.
He shows us all that's there in Heaven 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, declared innocent. 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. 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 after becoming saved.
In mercy He Himself now provides the way to Himself this place Heaven we could not bridge when He sent Himself 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 fragrance to God (by incense) to the last breath.
In His Cross victory His way, we could accept "it is Finished" by the Son reach the resurrection from the dead (meaning Heaven,) Paul said in Philipians at the Rapture or when we die by knowing Christ inside because, "absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
This is the first resurrection. It's a sure promise with conditions as every promise has conditions. We must grab hold of it though every promise has its yes in Jesus Christ. We are partakers of Christ's promises of God if we persevere in faith mixing faith with a good report. God has His timing to answer us. It may be "no," "yes," or "wait." God answers prayer in the Son.
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 the dead and lives by the Power of God in that victorious fashion He alone could do and adopted us as sons crying "Abba, Father!" That Resurrection has been the most well 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. 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 became our faults before God then and had the full strength of God's Judgment and Wrath poured out upon Himself just to save us, to come out the other side, victorious, and to make us 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's like birds set free: forgiven! Can you not respond in kind careful of your fate if you don't, that to that act of one time accept and once for all believe Jesus the Son of God with committment that Jesus Christ will apply it to you? And you will be Saved. Pray about it. Won't you?
You can have faith to be healed and for salvation. You can be assured of Heaven as you follow Jesus on this earth. 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 lives of believers.
But you have to be IN Christ to win or gain but not earn Eternal Life but gain God's Presence. In other words, salvation has to be applied to your life and it's a forward gaining stamp of approval working out salvation God wills to do 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 the Lord.
The obedience of faith in God Paul spoke of in Romans chapter one and through chapter 16 in other words will be how God wants pleasure from you if you will will God's will. Jesus lived that Jewish 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. Not all Israel are Israel. He is a Jew who is one inwardly. We admit we're sinners and have fallen short of God's glory (and that's in Romans 3:23 we deserve hell.) Romans three verse ten says, "There is none righteous, no not one." We therefore fall on the mercy of God and roll our fault on Him and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior humbly in a bow before Him. This can happen all at once in fact. Paul the Apostle said He when he realized he was not doing God's will or bidding, he bowed before God and so should we.
Be following Christ all the days of your life and meaning it backed up by obedience and godly motives, authentic & sincere by grace through faith we will be a sure foundation against the storms of life to come established on the Laws and Promises of God and we'll have an inheritance God gives walked out that 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 Vinedresser, Father God John 15:1-5.
It is my prayer that you will pray fervently earnestly to know God to the point God knows you through Christ forever and sincere & ask God to be saved through Jesus' Blood so you can be ready should He call you home to Heaven (Philippians 3:20-21,) or for more action in this life and use for God. So then read the Bible all you can and find Jesus Christ for your life and lifestyle obeying daily. It's for everyone! It's a new spiritual life not religious jargon nor religion at all but the reality. God promises a new self. God giveth 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 is made a child can understand good news of God's love and faith and trust and be saved. It has been a better life, a witness for Jesus, since then asking Christ inside for me and I have never regretted a moment of it, making Jesus Lord, Savior, and Master! My aim as is the desire of everyone born again in Christ is to be Christlike more like Jesus Christ moment by moment throughout one's lifetime by faith and trust which brings obedience into it.
Bethel Assembly Of God Church