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Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Christ's Body We Can Afford To Give And Generously! Revision 4

THE LOVE OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!
2.26.13 "I'm Forgiven," (believing) "Now I have a reason for living." "Jesus keeps giving and giving, giving 'til my heart overflows," (Russ Taff sings,) Jesus gives empowering. Stir up the Gift of God pumping the bellows and blowing the embers within into flame. Does this need this forgiveness to rightly relate to God occur because we need God all the time? Yes indeed absolutely God is needed and God's forgiveness is needed to have the Ransom Paid to have peace with Him, peace that is eternally satisfying. Jesus gives giving love, joy, and peace. It is a peace that lasts within the Kingdom of God to us. That we may be more aware of peace, transacted completeness, reconciliation, grace, even abundance of mercy with grace by God is provided for. We are unable to please God in our flesh and blood because saved Christians were at a former time in the flesh (which is at enmity with God.) Romans eight says that. Isaiah 53 tells us also that because of our lower or old sinful nature before salvation which we inherited from Adam we cannot reach or know God. They that are in the flesh ya see cannot please God is the original text. We need a Savior Jesus Christ and forgiveness from God, and indeed we have assurances if we have the Spirit from, the spontaneity of instantaneous erupting born again Zoe life from living that starts once. Its life coming directly from God supernaturally putting in you the Holy Spirit as your vehicle, the grease to help see its effects John 3:8. The ads on Madison Avenue call, “let us put you in a Ford.“ This is better! Called of God and chosen one in this state of living perseveres with life that lasts forever in fact, in Christ and is abundant. Once stumbling upon the narrow way one will not err in its way. You might err but not likely in a way that is not adjustable with a little prayer or correction. Its a surrendered life generously renewed by God with a new spirit with an everlasting zesty quality of life. It has a forever lasting quantity warmth from God alone the Holy Spirit the third member of the Trinity who never leaves, nor forsakes and its born again. Jesus said, He came to give us life! Bios is the term for natural life but God gave Zoe or the kind of life from God in giving His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus said that all His words are Spirit and are life. He came to make us alive awakened in conscience to God amazing! This is communing relationship to God not religion. Religious people are some of the hardest people to be won. He gives us Abundant living and Eternal life sowing in us that starts when you believe or soon will. Be instant in season to live for God holding sacred godly things tight letting the big picture of panorama and Christ live big in you. Humbly be realizing your sinful condition before. This salvation is pure and realize that it is well with your soul recognizing your true identity is changed in Christ. This is sublime! To be Holy Spirit led! As aware of belonging to God by Christ redeeming the price of Ransom/Redemption paid for you on Christ’s cross be thankful. Be so counting the cost to be obedient to Christ and be His disciple and to lay it all down at Christ’s feet and rise obedient a disciple full of compassion (spleen turned upside down) for others. This newness of life is an embrace of and a laying hold of the saving grace of God which is in the grip of the hands of our Savior (Christ like in the Poem: Footprints, God carries you,) and of the love of our God. It’s is not a losing oneself but a deference to our Fairest Lord Jesus Christ the Head submitting and worshiping Him in Earth’s fullness and Heaven, its majestic gladness! For Christ presented His Body and Blood and in our place before the Mercyseat or before the (Ark of the Covenant, the Holy of Holies chamber on its top where the cherubim dwell, in the) Throne-room in the Temple in Heaven of our God to The Heavenly Father Abba! You’ll want to receive the confidence found in certain faithful living in Him through His grace Who Is the living God of mercies and our God of all comfort! For through grace and in God's Fullness, we accept indeed all God has for us by faith! Who in fact knows the Divine order of God's decrees? Scripture makes it clear. God knows. But put to yourself the peace of Jesus and remain saved in Christ walking in God's conversational fellowship raised with Christ communing and seated with Him in the Heaven-lies: all eyes on God all the time! If Heaven is your goal and you would warn anyone not to go to hell to boot, a relationship with our God Maker Heavenly Father Abba through Jesus Christ is primary. It’s priority to pursue Jesus if you haven't asked God for salvation as of yet! God loves you! Invitations for you to Himself are everywhere you go. He visited you all through your life and in many various ways with common grace (grace common to all mankind,) but you must locally focus desire on a relationship with Him starting connection with Him that is special revelation to you to quicken the understanding to fill the vacuum and bear fruit in keeping with repentance. With Eternity in focus spiritually for you you can be saved, regenerated, and Spirit indwelt. Access is through Jesus Christ: as I said previously specifically by the new and living way of His Body and Blood crucified, buried, and resurrected for us on the cross, even His revolutionary life of 33 and a half years, with which He had Perfect Anointing Redeeming Blood declared Holy, Righteous. He presented Himself in Blood in our place to the Father Abba God Who sits on the Throne in Heaven for us through the time or directly after the time for His Exaltation or Glorification from the cross, resurrection and/or ascension. Christ gave Perfect Righteousness to God the Father being and having sole access to Him. He satisfied God for sin. He propitiated or satisfied in other words to God. He sat down at God the Father’s right hand in Heaven (meaning the Work is Finished-Done.) I Corinthians 15:1-8; Eph. 1,2; Hebrews 9-13. Many of us have taken in hand to understand an integrity of walk with God but with difficulty realizing Who God really Is in the Word as we did not have a godly parent nor example of Holiness to follow so a balanced view of God is something skewed for us. This ambivalent mind and roaming hearts in view of all God's done impacts our lives adversely from the past. We certainly need to know more input from people whose heritage is godly in character about the cautious approach to the Character of God and Characteristics (of His Names and their meanings,) as they relate to us. Pray for God's pastors so they get prayed for. Intercession is good as a rule. God is spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth John 4 says. He is Spirit and fills the universe with His Holy Presence and in believers He is indwelt. He is exalted above all of creation as Head Preeminent. He stands alone. There's no equal to the God of the Bible. God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. Light from Him puts the dark out. In the dark of night He lights our way by night. In His light we shall see light. When it says God is light and in Him there is no darkness it means there is no sin, evil or death. God is the sum total of everything that is pure and excellent. God is pure and His pure promise is pure in heart will see Him! And His purity is so excellent being spirit and life in essence from Jesus! The hope of seeing Him purifies. His light swallows up the darkness revealing Who He Is. He transcends space and time. He’s Eternal, within creation but Transcendent outside it also. God is Who He Is and He created everything through the Son. He’s within the hearts of believers specially by the sperma or seed of the Word of God by the Holy Spirit. We are not pantheists which would be saying negatively God is everything. He’s Omnipotent: All-powerful, Omnipresent: Everywhere present, and Omniscient: All-knowing. God is a Person. The Apostle Paul said, "Follow me, as I follow Christ," so each run his/her race. God has superior attributes in gentleness and in gentle behavior as a Person if we commit to Him. I John 4:4 says, “Whoever does not love does not know God for God is love.” John is saying love expresses the nature of God. Unless God’s love is revealed to us we do not know how to love others. Biblical love involves choice. It is a decision. It is shown in the choices we make on a daily basis. We cannot fathom or comprehend the magnitude of God’s love for us fully. It is high and deep, great and small yet we are daily challenged to overcome with it for we're well able to attain it truly and swim in it by faith’s measure and one’s real experience. We will be swimming in the ocean of His love for all Eternity. Do you know how lovingly and carefully you're cared for by God? Do you know God loves you individually? God is love but love is not God. God’s love indeed can then be all-pervasive and all-encompassing to us in Christ being all in all and having unending purpose for us but is as we get to know God better. As far as expressing God’s Attributes, God’s Holiness, Righteousness, Justice, Mercy, Goodness, Eternity, Faithfulness, do this as well as does truth. It is important not to de-emphasize His other Attributes when we speak of God‘s love. There is a tendency to over-emphasize God’s attribute of love. When we speak about His love we must balance it with His other attributes and His righteousness. Because when we over-emphasize His love we make Him out to be little sentimental in His love. The Law is our schoolmaster to lead us to Christ. Indeed the power of the Gospel is the Law expresses Him perfectly for it is perfect and good and full of God's glory. God expresses good in His righteousness, justice, and mercy in the Old Testament Covenant Law and perfection of the Ten Commandments but He undertakes to cure the effects of the Law on us imperfect humans and sin itself (as sin is destroying us) by a New Covenant. Love is not love unless it is tested. God does this by individually letting us choose Him, thereby changing us letting us be whole born again in newness of life eating from the Tree of Life: Jesus if we take His offer of salvation and follow through on a committed path with Him. The Law is there to make the power of sin known negatively as tension which can’t be used for the benefit of others and tension de-activating as to motive to loving brethren and sin as insidious to us because to keep or obey the Law is unattainable in our flesh because the Law works wrath and death,(within and without we’re sin or malice when we attempt to keep.) We fall short of God's glory. No one's hit the mark when they are outside Jesus Christ. Ever heard of, for instance, “trying not to think of the pink elephant in the corner of the room?” Romans 3:10 say, "There is no one righteous, no not one; there is none who seeks after God." But the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death, (and note it is past tense giving us greater assurance of Christ is our victory.) Jesus Christ indeed gives deliverance from sin and takes them (sins) away as far as the east is from west. Jesus kept the Law perfectly in letter and in the spirit of O.T. law. He is the only example. This fills with flavor the love from God that God sent His Son and not sparing Him came to rescue. Remember He lived and reigned on this earth during the last years of the Old Testament. He is God and His love in Dying for mankind should always be emphasized therefore with His other attributes. We learn from God’s other attributes; because He is Holy His love is pure. Because He’s Eternal His love is everlasting and it’s limitless. Because He is just and merciful His love embraces everyone. When we talk about God’s love it is important that God’s love is felt or experienced in light of His Righteousness being revealed in Christ and other Attributes. God is Holy and God is Righteous and therefore He will not tolerate sin in our lives. He will find a way ahead of us cleaning us up ahead of our path if we allow. We need the glory of God lifted up high within and high above and through the Heavens so we may be empowered in and by the Work and the Person of Christ alone from the cross and Empty Tomb to MOVE in Him & in His Name, His victory. His glory seen by us in us helps each to abide in surrender to God and to follow the righteousness which is in Christ alone, as a disciple of His by the Holy Spirit inside. So how do we get to know God first? Let God drop into your spirit, “I want to know you God!“ and pursue God tenaciously putting the pedal to the metal with passion to let on that you desire greatly to know Him through Christ or much more live it out. Knowledge is through relationship. We can’t fully know everything about God but through His Son and His Attributes we can know enough to fully relate to Him. Instantaneously God can touch you until you know with unction an anointing that remains and that will teach and empower you that you have the connection. In your conversations of fellowship with God let Him in on all your doing or being. Let Him near you, and search your heart forgive the wrongs you’ve done, and let you back into His communing, and taking time to submit to Him submissive in reality for receiving forgiveness and for God to know you in a prayer closet. This is godly sorrow. Realize the Work of the Cross Jesus Died upon is a Word to you Finished and Fragrance smelling good in its scent of an action by God that's good because it’s so excellently good (Charisma,) (God’s grace gifts - perfume scent.) Recognize Jesus arose from the dead! God spoke through the St. Apostle Paul saying, “as to the Gospel of God I am a debtor or preacher under obligation to all men to preach it,” Romans 1, "yes, woe is me if I don't." This is Eternal life that they may know Thee the only true God and Jesus Christ Whom You have sent I John 1. John prays and Jesus prays and prayed for you in Gethsemane and for all believers everywhere interceding for us to come to Him and He ever lives interceding on our behalf to be sanctified, and to follow after His Holy Spirit. God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Let that sink in. He is patiently longsuffering us-ward but not willing any should perish and so is patiently encouraging of us as well to seek Him and His face: His Kingdom is the Holy Spirit's reign within allowing us to lay a sure foundation and be sure of our solid grounding in faith in God. Precious is the death of the saints in the sight of the Lord scripture says. He can keep you from failing or falling and to arrive blameless in Him (into Heaven.) He is your provision in all affliction: Godly Provision  is to share with others Isaiah 61:1,2. In suffering God's Judgment is God’s Holy all seeing eye so we perish in being human a sinful weak vessel but as somehow changed by grace. When we perish because of sins, and the Word of God in fact says there is otherworldliness (God's Utopian government,) a Heaven in fact where it says in Romans 5:7 "In due time Christ died for the-ungodly," and 5:8, God so loved us "While we were still sinners (and enemies of God) Christ died for us!" Such love! Who will lay a charge to God’s elect. None. It is God Who justifies. Nothing can I’m persuaded can nor ever will separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Seek Him every place we cautiously place our feet with loving God with the whole heart, strength, mind, and spirit as new creations re-made by Him in His Son's image with a new heart and new mind. We're being made and re-made fully aware of God’s love for us though incomprehensible also as God does love us unconditionally and we love Him. He does not want our sacrifice half-baked as Saul the King inappropriately gave partial obedience. He wants our body for service voluntarily (Rom. 12:1, 2) and our heart’s devotion to Him in Christ. By His Grace God brought the Sacrifice through Christ (Eph. 2:7, 8, 9!) He wants us. Do you hear that in your soul? He’s safe but also untameable. His grace magnified does it all in us for us as we co-labor with Him cooperating pleasing Him alone not man. But do you hear the still small Voice of God deeply to obey? Hear His deep Voice, first His impressions in the Word of God. Bear your brother or sister in the Lord up in your spirit knowing being saved and born again is by God's grace alone and be in prayer if you are beginning to know God first as a saved person. The sacrifices of God are a gentle a quiet spirit or a broken and right spirit. And God is near to those who have a broken heart to bind their wounded heart. Repentance of the heart, the will is the perfect will of God for us. Walking within with God has this profit outside also. Follow through after mental assent and commitment to in the Story of Jesus in the Bible. Salvation is asking Jesus inside to live. Come in to Him at the cross where each realizing He died for you you incorporating God's action in this for you of grace (He saves you from then on.) God puts together the broken pieces of that which we are when we are releasing what is in our hand to Him. "Rend your hearts and not your garments," the Prophet is saying. Dave Candel This is my testimony as I live in our town of Franklin Square at Bethel Assembly of God Church in 2013 in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you prayed and want to know more of Jesus Christ I would be happy to take you personally to Church in my car. Here is my phone number 516-305-5637 and church: Bethel Assembly of God Church 194 Courthouse Road Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-326-3215 www.bethelagny.com Pastors Rich Catapano and Pastor’s Associate, Son, Anthony Catapano 9:30 - 10:30 AM Sunday Christian Ed. Hour and Sunday School for children 11 - 12:10 AM Sunday Morning Worship 6 PM Sunday Evening Service 7 PM Wednesday Family Night; Bible Study Friday Youth 7 PM The work Of Christ Is Finished! Believe in Jesus! Be saved! It's by grace fellow believer!

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