God loves you! Do you hear God loves you! Now that's what's that got to do with you? Did you create Orion? Or Pleiades? Did you make one hair white today? Or black? If you couldn't do that which is least what could you do to make God love you? The answer is zilch nada. God chooses not passively but very actively to have us in His love. He loved you before we when sinners were His enemies. For a good man someone might dare to die. But Christ loved while we were sinners. Christ willingly surrendering went to calvary's Cross Died and was Buried but as our sins killed Him. Stop and think about this. A delayed response is usually a good one. In this the affront of the Gospel is not taken away. When God offers one person a relationship and just wants me to sing of knowing Him, acknowledge, talk, and acknowledge Him more and personally know Him throughout life but not be wearers of a mask before Himself, I say let me be born again, saved. God's friend. How do I pray? Teach me God as I want to ask You how to pray! I receive You in receptivity! And thank God He tore the vail so access to Himself is freely offered. But it's not necessary to manipulate God! Done deal isn't as I deny myself take up my cross and follow Jesus. Its just my duty. Let Jesus the Living Logos and/or Living Rema explain The Plan, I'm in. I'm committed! But for the follow through completely I can see spiritually clearly most now not in the future beyond now for I've mentally assented, made commitment to. I will answer critics by my actions. When coming to God come through Jesus Christ.
In scripture particularly their in a Book called Isaiah God invites us to drink with Him by bonds of relationship fellowship and wrote: "Ho, every one that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.s3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.5 Behold, thou will call a nation that thou knows not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. 6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the one who sows, and bread to the eater:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off." Isaiah 55. P
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The Gospel: Coming To Christ. How Would You Like To And Be Introduced to God And/Or Feel Up To Fully And "Good To Go" (in terms of logo therapy by Victor Frankyl just this phrase,) To Being An Intimate Friend Of God And Live An Abundant Life In Christ From God Starting Over Again In This Life Born Again In The Preparation For And Expectation Of A Ticket To Utopia/Paradise: Called Heaven? Heaven is a wonderful haven. If so, How do you know how, or even do you know prematurely at all that He loves you? Do you know God's perfect love involves wondrous actions and/or grace and that He strongly with might loves you and that by faith is access to Him and through grace's conduit love shed ABROAD BY THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO does not count our sins against us. Salvation involves discipleship proved in hearing the words of Jesus Who is Living Word and obeying them? To be wholly and completely saved and genuine is to keep Jesus Savior and Lord obediently while being kept. Do you know it is by grace that we or anyone knows to what extent God went Through in personal suffering to show through His attitude to-the-cross action in Christ, His love on us His mankind: this wonderful lavish almighty unconditional personally edifying individually lavishly-sending godly silent but abounding Agape quality of love? Please read your Bible where you learn of these things. It's good stuff. IT'S TIME to draw close and near to God.
Even I John 4:7 says, "God is love!" It's God's good Words of truth to us. Open it up and hear the gentle flow of words. God wrote the Bible through Anointed men of God by His Voice the gentle at times Holy Spirit. You won’t find the Autographs or original writings anywhere but do obtain a good uptodate translation in today's language. Only the Autographs are inspired though in the original Greek and Hebrew. But many versions are good vicariously with no change not even a jot or tittle or an iota of difference before they started translating from the early manuscripts. How good a version one has and translation obtained is up to the reader's discernment and The Holy Spirit. There is one meaning to all scripture and that is Agape love interpreted correctly. Jesus is God's love incarnated incarcerated that we might be born again Born of God Born of the Holy Spirit. He didn't swoon. He lived, Died, and arose. Jesus lives and is Alive! Do you believe God would call His Son to us the Resurrection and the Life for His glory?
Having the Only Begotten Son Jesus sent by God the Father and beginning He to like you too to personally treat you well through Jesus, like He favored highly His Only Begotten Son, through relationship and, not by externals alone (which is like plastic religion,) but instead treat you to all over again liking you fantastic and phenomenally well with favor which is to find you (as He did Abraham, Moses, or the Apostle Paul) and in mercy give you such an abundant and spiritual life now as they had on earth and then overcome to be in Heaven as they obtained? For all mankind has fallen and will fall for we have fallen hearts but for a saved relationship with our Creator God. For God is a personal God and the love of God for the people I spoke of led to honoring of Him in a personal way and/or a devout faith. God wants a personal relationship bond of fellowship with you of knowing of you. We are not talking abundance of things reciprocity zed here but of the heart, devout, and "in the little crevices," as Inspector Hercules Poirot would say. God is no respecter of persons. He will reward anybody having faith. (See James and Hebrews 11:1, 6.) Do you want faith? And faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. What's seen is temporal. What's unseen is Eternal. II Corinthians. Faith gets us to God. God wants our life and specially our heart allegience/availability. He wants us. In relationship With Him and in fellowship restored strong specially walking with Jesus, attending Church (hint, here is mine: Bethel of Franklin Square, NY, 194 Courthouse Road, 516-326-3215,) there is joy in His Service and I'm enjoying everyone’s hospitality and enjoying hearts within each one's personal space! God said through Christ to you, "love The Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength." And to, "love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets, Jesus mentioned. A wise man, a professor in our Pastor's Bible College Walter Beuttler, has said that in order for God to do something for us, He has to do something with us, in order that He can do something to us!
God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ not countng men's sins against themselves but reconciling the world to Himself giving us an ambassadorship. God gives us the faith to believe that which is a measured dole of faith to each of us a part of mankind and it is a gift of faith from Him with which we can individually evangelically respond to God's offer of relationship! It must be kept real of free will to benefit and kept sincere and talented this gift because it is free but not something earned but must not be taken but received thankful with relish also to be benefitted from nonetheless. Have you received power or Dunamis since ye received the Holy Spirit having first believed in a Hill called Mt. Calvary? Do you have His Gift of Salvation and do you recognize He gives you faith to believe, which faith is access to God through grace in the Finished Work of the Lord and by relationship that He loves you unconditionally and unconditionally you believing in Him as Source obey Him? To follow Christ filled (in His fullness) with Another Comforter the Holy Spirit and fullness thereof obeying His sayings with obedience is obeying Christ your All in all after getting saved. For He is Help like beholding in a mirror to see the unique person you are and were meant to become. Until we see Him in the mirror reflected we have long way to go. We deny ourself and not by devalueing ourself but honoring His Voice and also take up our cross and follow Him! There's no imperatives like obeying seeing for yourself in the Word our Lord's commands! Christ within is that mystery of relationship with God I mean to tell, the hope of glory. What would it take for you to show faith towards Jehovah God? Would you need a breakthrough if you did and risked your ego to get Him to you by your faith? YES, Oh How He loves you greatly in the Son. Whether by poverty of spirit or absense of energy also coming to the end of yourself to find Him is enormously wise. It can be dangerous because of persecution for defense of the faith or lack of preparing on our part for Death and the Judgment. The Son is the Only Begotten Jesus Christ. Do you have an object to your faith? Because it matters that the object of faith is God in Christ Jesus Who is saving, and Christ's Atonement makes peace through the work on the cross of a start of Eternal life for us first based on Who God is.
Based on a true knowledge of Christ by spending time with Him, The death to self and Cross-life of Jesus in our eyes before and at His Death in our mindset, meaning His Blood shed: having our minds and hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, it is to our breakthrough to make a faith's decision to believe God to save us from sin complete which is our evangelical response to Him, and the only choice for your object's (faith's) destiny or destination, Heaven. There is no formula to get there. There are no glib phrases to repeat, which would be glib plattitudes we attempt but truly in Christ: in His Person that is to say, "He is the way, the truth, and the life," and in that confession made sincerely without prejudicial pretense and doubt that we’re born again and started on our journey! John 14:6 says, "I am the way the truth and the life". "There is no other Name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved" Acts 4:12. You can draw near to God and He will draw near to you James 4:7. You can have your benefit of relationship and fellowship of inward relationship bond made strong outwardly in knowing mightily about Him on the way to firsthand experience of Him but knowing with the pain evident first of what our sins did to Him and known only to you and God,from Him that you are a sinner of sinful nature wretch deserving of God's wrath meaning Hell's torment and that by knowing that pain firsthand in an ethereal sense or asthetic sense you need to know the way is open and plain by the Word of the New Covenant In Christ's Blood to all is open and that a way, a new and living way is available through the Blood clearly obtained by Christ's Death and Resurrection to that line of restoration in that confession! (and that in Finished Work God loves YOU humbling yourself under the Almighty strong, justifies you, and is for you!) God will never leave you! Nor forsake you! Come to Him through Jesus Crist.
We tend to become prone to wander but God intends we obey the Risen Son! For in His Presence yes in Him and Him alone and in His fullness there is fullness of joy & pleasures at His right hand forevermore and this encompasses all things belonging to being given to Him and them going to be put under Christ's feet until that last enemy Death is too and is established destroyed in knowing God through Christ as Lord in God's Kingdom in simple faith. Salvation in prayer starts with the Finished Work on the cross and forgiveness of sins from God and is expressed in obedience to Christ's Risen Spirit: Internal relationship to God and expressed Eternal life which starts at Calvary with the Death on the Cross or Resurrection and goes on forever life everlasting! Seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness. God will give what we need saving and giving provision. Jesus spoke more about The Kingdom of Heaven or God than He did salvation by a great multiplier. With a quality unlived before this Christ lived and completed the Task! Then having lived up to that point Messiah He went straight to the Cross The Lamb Of God! With tears I pray the things that break God’s heart will break my heart and yours. For It was our sins that nailed Him to a cross. Compassionately we say, It was a great good triumph for Christ to Die because it became Ransom to save us. For His ways are so much higher than ours! His thoughts are much higher than our thoughts!
The cross is our stepping stone not stumbling block to this ethos and sometimes pathos or solitude with God of a "dark night of the soul" admitting we're sinners to ourselves and to Him taking the seriousness of our sin seriously but on the road to celebration of the true value of Christ's Person and His Gift in going to the Cross and living "in Him," nevertheless to abide. The Gospel is an affront to the mind. Keep in mind the affront hurts and is the cross, is foolishness to some and an offense also to others but blind they are to disbelieve the Gospel living wrongly before God their Maker. They need a brand newness of heart and life with God's new nature imparted born anew to even see correctly for the log that's in their eyes. Living the Christian life is not in self-glory apart nor to be lived in self-righteousness alone apart but in Him (Christ) humbly received and Life asterick restored, passively by grace active waited out, actively expressed outreached with God's Hands extended to the street in love for the world Agape John 3:16,17. Extroverted in our heart's cry daily we say Christ won the victory for us a triumphant Victorious Work, an achievement par excellence. And His accomplishment is that He is our righteousness and we cry open and honest about facing the fact of sins we’ve committed to God and that we’re blatant wretches of sinners needy for Him to give Godly sorrow to even Grace from Him alone to He mercifully working repentance for us not to be repented of nor in any worldly sorrow of any kind felt.
We rejoice in Him and abase self to an extent bowing low that we can bow honest before Him and to then abound rejoicing for what God has Done for us and in keeping an eagerness to rejoice in Him we have joy! Selfishness just doesn't enter the scene. For as a part of self-effort or bragging or work to get to God we cease from and we put aside in the Spirit through Christ deadened by the Spirit and cross-life of Jesus to know Him genuine because of mercy and grace from God to glorify Him. Gal. 2:20 explains, "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in the soma and sarx I live by faith in the Son of God Who loved me and gave Himself for me." Christ came out of an empty Tomb to fill our empty hearts. Christ can change our mourning into gladness. He can set our feet a dancing! Receiving forgiveness we can laugh and sleep sound! It is well with our souls! For the disciples needed Christ there before them after the resurrection for 40 days to minister to them. Indeed Christ opened their minds to scripture about foretelling He being lifted up and the promised Spirit soon arrival too. Tarry in Jerusalem Jesus commanded then.
Benny Hester sings a song in Contemporary Christian music called, "When God Ran," about how God longs to come to each one 'sinning' of us returning to Papa Abba as children and prodigals repenting and so He longs to fill each of us with His Presence and with Resurrection Life even a life regenerated and raised to newness of being.
Except you become as little children and receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, you will not enter it nor be saved. Therefore, one of the noblest act for us to do is humble ourselves to sit down at the feet of Jesus humbly Who He is being the exact representation of God. To sit and learn of Me and rest shall be yours, Jesus said being His yoke is easy and burden is light for in not eating the bread of fools by foolish talk but by silence prompted from Him solitude is found and not just joy! Preferably spending with Jesus our Lord in a prone or prostrated position always before Him, to worship Him we worship Him and bow. Jesus spoke plainly after His death and living again and about orders of the Holy Spirit during forty days after rising again and prior to Pentecost. We are told by Jesus Christ to preach THE GOSPEL to all nations teaching them and baptizing them in the Name of the Trinity God! Before His Death Jesus spoke to His Father saying, "Sanctify us by Thy Truth." "Thy Word is truth." He also said that He was sent by the Father and His Work was completed in the scripture John 17 before the cross and His Death. So should we ask God.
We can learn there also in his Discourse to the Disciples and in Gethsemane's Garden that man is totally depraved and has the witness of God of this in His temporary earthly existence inside them (in conscience) if they want to notice and (spirit) knowing they have an eternal destination even to decide for from Evangelical Response when light of some kind from people of some kind in God's mercy reveals Christ and His words to them. Christ is the end or fulfillment of righteousness to all who believe for righteousness and forgiveness period rather than work, for to attempt to earn one's salvation is not possible to profit for those who exert effort on their part for righteousness are doomed. God leads the devil drives.
Man needs a Savior and must know he is fallen even because of an inner witness. Jesus is to be Believed in for salvation literally His Name, in Jesus Name His Character: for grace to know He is Holy And To Hope in His Person being His Holy is Righteous, and He's Just, Merciful, Good, Faithful and Loving for we’re to worship Him for mercy shown us as we come to know Who He is more and as you have received Jesus Savior and Lord, to so walk in Him and to honor His ways. He is able to save you from sin, death, evil, and the grave sitting seated in Heavenly Places subsequently by His Death and Resurrection through His Blood and keep you.. kept, intact, and in every abundantly aspect living to the uttermost kept, blessed in Him. Overcome evil with good. He saves He keeps He satisfies by His Power, His Exousia. In His love He means to love on us with great strength our Keeper to the end meaning "Rapture," or the death you die not spiritually but your part is to maintain good (Galations 6:9; Romans 12:1ff) to persevere for you to live forever in either...But life begins at being born again! Hell is a real place and don’t go there. We don't become overly ascetic nor overly pessimistic about our fallen ness but estimate truly how great a salvation we have spiritually in acceptance from God when the Spirit becomes our Friend and He affirms us constantly II Corinthians one.
If the Rapture comes to pass while you're living for God in service to Him, you're ready for the Bema Seat, and you are living in relationship to God by faith through grace, you can be caught up in ("rapizo in org. Bible languages) to the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall you ever be with the Lord Jesus! Comfort one another with these words! Doesn't this sound like something you’d like? Alternatively, learn to like? Oh Love maybe? Read I Thessalonians 4:13-17 and I Corinthians 15:1-7ff. Imagine being left out thinking, "I’m good enough and to enter Heaven I'm hoping, and then finding my Standard is no good because I compromise my standard and I can say He may honestly say then to me at the judgments after the rapture, "I never knew you, ye that work iniquity, depart into outer darkness." In your realer moments you know it is true of us all UNTIL we come home to Him born twice. We need a Savior Who will never leave to make us born again if we commit to and would never leave us I say again, JESUS! These are fair warnings of having Christ inside a must, not verbal punishments of possible hell although hell exists, but don't go there; not verbally meant consequences nor any other kind meant but on this hand not necessarily necessary outcomes either. Through ethereal experience of God's wrath we learn His mercy.
Follow the Lord's Voice in Christ and in His Word where He is leading to fulfill scripture and care for the poor and sick. If you know the good news of the Gospel attempt in the Spirit to make Christ known of everywhere. In context, "God be merciful to me a sinner," was heard said by a Tax-gatherer who was someone Jesus told us who humbled himself before God he beating upon his breast in personal agony for his life's sins. The Pharisee was a total opposite creep or jerk lost in proud thought. Jesus told the interpretation of this about people who think themselves righteous and show contempt for others. (Jerk is an acceptably used word of joe-ness here as creep becomes) This parable shows humility before God by this publican who came home justified and exalted having humbled himself bowing low before God in honor and worship of God in love for God for Who God is and he did it with humility. In keeping with the line of scripture I’m towing I'm in LOVE and found: that God is love and Jesus shows it personally to me by His Life, Death, Burial, and Resurrection and Subsequent Life: and We all must bow down low before God and accept this born again relationship: re: His way of Rescue from the sinfulness and insidiousness of sin in this world, sins that we have committed by error and of commission and omission. Just by being born from Adam, we are accountable because we all were all in Adam when he fell and because of Adam we sin.
This invitation from God Himself is a testifying that Jesus Paid It All ->that cleansing from sin Christ won to gain our salvation for us was complete and makes us whole for all of the Church as the option who get Everlasting Life at the moment of belief for salvation; it follows...WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN AS INDIVIDUALS because hell is the passive choice made if the loving principle of God's love in salvation is not applied to oneself! Born of God, in relationship to Him! No religion too! As a popular song lyric puts it *BUT IN GENUINE RELATIONSHIP TO GOD! not empty religiosity. * God will transform you and more so over time if you have transacted the saving of you from your sins before God's sight. Live in this transforming vision. The Spirit and the Bride say come! Glory to the Lamb of God if you do!
The Word of God in Genesis says that God Almighty El Elyon (God The Most High) created man in the image and likeness of God so let's rejoice in our Savior as we win others to Christ who can be recreated in His image. Genesis declares man was created innocent but suffers irreparably from the fall of Adam the first man. The Bible declares in the third chapter fifteenth verse and elsewhere in the same chapter of the Genesis account record that their fall brought substantial crises to themselves and those that followed and that this happened just as they disobeyed God's command to not eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that God said no to eat as a direct command but disobeyed. Any other tree was perfect obedience for them. They were the tree of life to them.
In season and out things were good.
Man thinks of loopholes first all the time but he was still made in God's image in soul and spirit vestiges latent of it and man thinks, "how do I fix this," when in a quandary in trying to figure things by himself so he then made fig leaves to cover his/her skin but God made provision to restore man without help FROM MAN or without hands as Daniel puts it, for that redemption of the likeness and image of God to be perfectly restored. God slew an animal and made animal clothes to show Adam and Eve He cared kindly and that He could do His end of the Mission. He slew a sacrifice and it was the first one. Even this expresses the kind thought that the Lamb of God was Slain from before the Foundation of the world for God provided firstly AN EVERLASTING Covenant by sacrifice for Adam and we play a part in it and over again by reflecting salvation from Him wearing the robe of pure white (JC.) Even today in this very moment God would love to order your newness aright and show you He has a plan for you to live "in the dust of the Rabbi," God-breathed (inspired: theopneustos in Greek) and for that likeness or image of God to be restored making you Born of God in solitude, submission, and service to God for you & for me and corporately confessing, worshipping, being guided, and celebration.
And I can see in my mind's eye in the unknown for me on my plate to believe the likeness aspects of His recreated image being in-breathed of Father God (theoneuoustos) our Creator in us in that investment He does make. In His natural creation acts and in the Finished Work on Calvary it was this unconditional love of His as well as that conditional done both all because of His love Agape for man. It is conditional because our end is belief in Him and we do it we want a changed life in salvation. We know that New Nature by Itself does not sin. We obtained that New Nature receiving that transaction of salvation in God's sight. It is by natural and special revelation that we believe God. Without regard for who we are in our person are alone and in His Own Personal Way Amazing Unconditional personal LOVE IS SHOWN US nonetheless, from His Throne and His long-hearted passion-shown long suffering persevering Almighty Sovereignty worked sacredly to appoint loving principles of salvation to us in justification for us in the cross and for me personally for a time in particular of being saved in the moment scripture calls Today as we open the door to Christ because grace is of saving aspect. Today if you will hear God's voice harden not your hearts, as in the day of provocation as when you did provoke Me in the wilderness Hebrews four says by disobedience about God.
My observation and commitment to intimacy is real and based on what I and others have observed in intervention from Abba Daddy God in my life and that of others (redemption of that image of God man fell from in Eden is transformation in changed lives, and healings and Divine Miracles of His Intervening,) and for His eternal express purposes in the Spirit and by such grace that is from God in its motives. These Resurrection redemptive purposes are worth triumphing in in His victory at the cross in every circumstance or suffering for right we experience for His Name’s sake being ordained of Him to suffer shame for His Name in it all. Of it all no matter how desperately in our path we squirm to struggle obedient nonetheless we acknowledge Him forgiving and we forgiving others too some suffering in it too. Consider Job and his outcome that the Lord is very pitiable and of Joseph towards Mary loving her or of David showing patience to Saul. But the Friendship of God involves doing His commands, which is a whole different kind of friendship. Let’s remember that before we speak of Him too familiar. An example of disobedience is Saul refusing to annihilate all living things as God instructed to do or not in waiting for the High Priest and Prophet Samuel in going to war.
As we take the faith to be saved and to lay aside all superfluity of naughtiness to receive with meekness (inner strength and outer strength and gentleness) the engrafted Word which is able to save our souls He will show up going before us with His Presence on us in His part everywhere on our way to being His in belonging arms and to someday God willing being cradled into heaven by Him or ushered in by Him someday in our Heavenly dwelling as we live the Christian life in faith by relationship not religion in endurance! God is Love! Jesus shows it! HERE’S A GAME: Do you know how often the word in scripture appears; "Christian" is only mentioned two times but the word, "disciple" is over 350 times*? He does not come in the front door and go leave out the back door. He came to stay when we and He saw our need, and as sinners warmly received by His Spirit one responds to His awe inside us to honor Him and invite Christ inside specially! Jesus did not come or be one of us to be served but to serve and to give His life a Ransom for many. He came in meekness and undergirding servant greatness to show to us His faithfulness.
That God in His serving of us is in Exodus as well revealed in how He dandled Israel upon His knees and I believe everywhere else in the Bible shown is for us! Its there for us to honor Him for His faithfulness. Another Prophet like Moses is prophesied to be risen up and to come and is Jesus. Israel believed that The Prophet would come in the future and that he would come as Messiah! Even a two-fold Messiah is predicted, a suffering one and a Kingly one. Jesus fulfilled both in His first coming as a suffering One mostly and Jesus revealed this to John the Baptist and in His Second Coming Christ will come as a Kingly One mostly. His disciples seldom realized this undergirding greatness during His Life on earth.
When Jesus was Resurrected by the glory of the Father the disciples realized the two-fold seeming Purpose of His Comings! Salvation of body, soul, and spirit is available! Come through the Door, Jesus. The Church on Pentecost received the Divine imperatives by Peter's address. We just now have the deposit if we claim it by faith being saved by grace! We truly need a Baptism in the Holy Spirit! Jesus was called, "the friend of sinners," "a glutton, and a winebibber," because He knew the work of God and loved sinners with Agape (infamous sinners) but did not plow into sin nor engage in their sinful practices but redeemed them. Jesus was like a Warhorse in a lot of ways just (please see the movie.) He pleased God infinitely but not only obeyed Him so much so but that He also was declared very God by men and by angels and not for anything He did or spoke out redemptively in but in Power for Who He was! He pleased God, was Believed on in the world and was raised to glory! Angels beheld Him! He could see in every man there's a HURTING--- HE ONLY COULD KNOW AND HE ONLY COULD SAVE US FROM SIN IN ANY STATE OR SITUATION, pouring healing in, exactly where the human condition 'needed' (for) salvation intimacy with God and for man that this had to happen so He being God Incarnate with His Holy Nature on He being Perfectly Holy and Righteous could come for man's benefit (see Ephesians, or John 3:15-17) man's eternal salvation. Moreover, He gave up His godly prerogatives to do His own thing to seek to please the Father.
He is therefore either honored as Lord, liar, or lunatic if you read the Gospels as clearly as I do. So just Who is He? It is right to believe He is Lord and Savior! And in Control Sovereignly! This is so even if we are slow. Because He said, "If you can't believe what I say, believe on the basis of the very works sake." In addition, what lovely works! We read of! The greatness of His works in incomprehensible! They were done in gentle ways but with the finger of God's Might as well. He never spoke out against anybody, never did harm to anybody in any written down writing of the Gospels. "He has done all things well," and "He is altogether lovely!" it was said of Him. He was submissive to others and as gentle as meek Moses was a servant and more so (as a Son blessed and beloved, like a tenderly beloved son of His Father in Heaven, the OT & Hebrews says) but He entrusted plainly living obeying to going to a cross. With mightily expressed living in God upon the earth giving His life to God in obeying to pleasing (not just rote obeying,) but by God's Omnipotent Sovereign grace He lived in a ‘HIGHLY FAVORED GODLY PLEASING MANNER TO GOD and man.' But when it conflicted as many a time & it did: re: God's plan, He chose God’s. Jesus also predicted His Death, "If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me." This predilection He said was speaking of His Death on Calvary and Risen Resurrection Life subsequently and the birth of the New Covenant Church.
And as a footnote then His life He lived after the Resurrection is also a saving aspect for us for He is the Resurrection (we have,) and the Life interceding for us! Salvation full and wealthy spiritually is ours. In the tradition of Lazarus’s Resurrection we live and move and have our being unto God becoming healed saved people that perish or die eventually but go on to Eternal Life in the Presence of God in Heaven! He also said, "The Kingdom of God is come near, therefore, repent, change your action, mind and attitude." Do an about face from sin and sinful ways in other words. Go and sin no more because of God's Son's New Nature implanted in you and Christ's Name means He came to take away sin so we leave a life of sin. He predicted His Death would be three days in the earth and He would be in the grave and that it would be God's Redemptive act signaling for a sign like Jonah‘s. Ending in Resurrection eventually and orders to His Apostles, Ascension and Exaltation to the Father‘s Throne where He glorified lives Today He ever lives to make intercession for us living for us was Christ's Mission. He came a Preacher of Righteousness and of Father God and He being a good Daddy and faithful to relationship to God as Heavenly Father.
He called God His Father above and accepted the worship of God freely but only to a limited degree in public places having made equality with God not something to be grasped and in kenosis, the self-emptying, He emptied Himself so completely He went to a cross Death. He defined the way to God with exact wise specificity and precise accuracy by loving God perfectly and man in perfection of thought, attitude, word, and deed perfectly. He never failed in this His Purpose! His act of laying His life down in Crucifixion by torture by bad men in the Father’s will nonetheless is the demonstration of God's love, which I will explain.
Redemptively the plan of God is to buy us back from captivity to sins to the very purposes of God. Resurrection of those dreamy aspects of our humanity’s 'Utopia or Shangri-la' or Heaven we dream of, concerning the perfection of a community of servants of society in the next life & it being our destination theoretically (from one generation to the next it is being believed) come from God and are ticketed in the offering as revealed truth. All truth is truth if its true. Jesus is the embodiment of truth. God calls your number up or in acts of contrition over a lifetime lived fully in Christ endured as well in obedience to God by grace through faith as in Jesus's words because how He said how hard it is for a rich man to enter Heaven is believed. He also said, "But with God all things are possible."
Michael W. Smith asks in a song, (God) Do You dream of me? Yes Yes. There are objective qualifications to this entrance to Heaven subjectively appropiated realized.
If we genuinely believe God through the Risen Son Christ and following Jesus Christ to the end of our lives, in coming to Him we will be saved calling on Him assured of God's Promises toward us in a follow through. You see you must follow God and obey the fellowship with the Father and Son I John 1 as once becoming saved knowing the kindness of our Lord is goodness leading to repentence. God gives us His good and an Anointing and seal then. We have it. We don’t need to search somewhere for it. We should read Bill Shank's books, "Elect In The Son," and "Life In The Son." We abide in Him and live to help others find this Anointing Fullness. He wants us for His own and on His own team born again. And He wants us on His own Terms in an exactly of God born anew New Covenant relationship for He loves us that much to let us on our own kindly to come to the end of our strength to choose His. He wants us to talk to Him readily; He really desires to talk to us and we to listen, in other words to have much much conversation with Himself! Be quick to hear and quick to listen! Be slow to speak! Be slow to become angry! For man's wrath does not work or establsh the righteousness of God. James 1:18,19
As far as being born again saved redeemed renewed individuals, we are remade in the image of God and become restored in being saved to become like the second Adam, the Last Man Jesus, walking in liberty. Jesus is the model. When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there! Or else we are dead in trespasses and sins and children of wrath. These are facts in the Spiritual world. The unsaved humans in the flesh, which is a majority of us, are just existing on doubt and offense and on our unfortified way to hell. We can't even lift ourselves up by our bootstraps. Jesus came to give us Eternal life and Abundant Life and to destroy the works of the devil. It’s like an unwrapping of a bandage this work of devil destruction Jesus gives to the saints to administrate as ministry from God's Son to themselves and then as ministry to God and to others.
Jesus said, "Except a kernel of wheat fall to the ground and die, it abides alone. But if it die it bears much fruit." We want to minister as high priests to God but get saved first. Some of us have no choice but to die in order to live. In other words to find life we have to lose it. Jesus' yoke is kind though. Some are indeed dying to live to find peace. Jesus does the saving supernaturally and the conviction from the Holy Spirit follows. Are we there yet? Then we become weapons of righteousness in the Lord’s hand when saved..
When we let our lower nature control our behavior and attitude we are merely Existing in an angry build up of sinful nature, the tyranny of vengeance and the uncanny malice of a sinful nature tyranny of lower nature behavior that makes one barred from being in the 'in' crowd of God’s popular great luminescent ones. Christ chose the nails and we should too when it comes to letting patience and kindness rule us. If we are in the Adam’s flesh of the old sinful nature by result of living there, we fail. Jesus makes the difference in a life bound for heartache and defeat by renewing our spirits making us (living dead.)
He came to save the lost in sin, ruination, the sinful, bruised, battered, broken, and shattered person. If any man can remove his pride to let the Savior in, let him. He is the Savior of the Body in and of the New Covenant by a new and living way, which He made which is He inside us we, His Body indwelt by Himself: the Church: His Presence His Resurrection inside and outside, Holy Spirit inside and reigning supreme! You must commit to enduring with patience persevering to run your own race until the end. Does that include you in the New Covenant? You must choose. Like Paul before Felix, Festus, or Agrippa do you find yourself almost persuaded to become a Christian? Jesus did His Father's business always and ALWAYS pleased the Father by what He said or did and was never unnecessarily angry nor in any ways fearful nor did He worry to do any stepping out of God's perfect plan, by out of bounds (to sin,) so the Honor went to Him to be the perfect sacrifice Lamb for sin. If it was right, Jesus was doing it.
Also He went on the straight and narrow traveled by the less. As underdogs and Christians we choose in His steps. However, acting very well was way cool for Him. HE SPOKE BOLDLY IN ELOQUENCE WHEN IT WAS NECESSARY TO EXPLAIN THE CROSS HE CARRIED AND AS TO THE KINGDOM AND ITS LIFESTYLE AND VERY ELEGANTLY LIVED WITH NO PLACE TO LAY HIS HEAD IN FACT TO HELP US AND HELP US REPENT HE ACTED KINDLY TO PEOPLE AND HE TOUCHED AND HE HEALED PEOPLE OF DIVERSE KINDS OF DISEASES FREELY AND IMMEDIATELY & INSTANTLY HE HEALED WITH ALL KINDS OF HEALINGS AND METHODOLOGY WITH DIVINE INTERVENTIONS HIS MIRACLES THEY OCCURED. Jesus spoke privately to His disciples: James, John, and Peter, His inner circle.
Jesus healed in spite of people's radical petitions and across racial lines, from a distance, and by various means and by spoken word all who came to Him. Even the storm had to be quiet when He spoke to it. He touched the sick and they recover to this day and the world could not contain the books that could be written concerning what Jesus said and did what the Mighty Healer the Great Physician of Galilee loved us so with! "However, these are written that you might believe that He is the Christ and that by believing you might have life in His Name!" This is actual words from John's Gospel! God is a good personal God longing to intimately know us! We have forgotten the ‘old country’ and embrace New Country… the Newness of Life in Christ, God’s Breath or inspiration, or the Theopneustos, the Inspiration inbreathing of God’s Spirit, Nature, and Character and well being in a new heart, new mind, and new spirit! Its getting the Living Word inside from reading and studying the written Word in a receptive mindset and do what Jesus says.
One's faith focused on Jesus in reading the Word (to behold His face therein) His Revelation of Himself reveals Himself and in hearing the still small voice OF GOD and in the Word Dunamus plainly revealed, we have the plan of God in God’s Presence Purpose and Power in the revelation of God and the like receiving of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ by us and that reveals God's Perfect Will which transforms us and is to be honoring of Him. This can turn up the heat on your own lifestyle OR turn up and bring His Victory inner if you’re 'in Christ.' There are two sides of a street. Wisdom is in the Bible to turn in from sin and find home. There is freedom then in knowing the cross victorious was triumphant and the Finished Work God performed through Christ is Done and the salvation He offers is for sure in certainty of His Character and Nature and a Hope which is more than abundant triumph in overcoming and is in knowing Him.
And God's Holiness & Righteousness Is His Nature or Character, along with His Justice, mercy, goodness, and faithfulness. And His Perfection is Holiness and He is separate from sin. You bear fruit in being a disciple of Christ’s naturally and supernaturally and this shows up as evidence of His Power in you. Christians become clothed in God Himself in Power Dunamus and char-is (grace) as they are indwelt and behold God's Power freely expressed and working inside them even in suffering as believers. Humbly we acknowledge we are vessels unto mercy for we have received mercy. Read Romans 9-11. In belief constantly in obedience to God through Christ Who is a Personal Being Who loves us everlastingly and unconditionally He embraces us boldly in the Spirit in a gentle mighty New Covenant way with unmerited grace given which is unmerited favor from Himself and mercy not because their is anything of goodness in our choices but we, giving glory to God continually,.. don't take the credit for anything. And as team players we do this.
In addition, He wants to personally declare the blessing over you as you humble yourself in His sight to subjectively get involved in you in particularly intimate fashion and to in our personality get His fingers and hands and nails Through to our lives through faith’s response and the Spirit working. We are dignified of this and as His hands and feet extend in the out reach of God working in us used to will and do of His good pleasure.. He has with indiscriminate and extravagant sacrificial unconditional STRONG EMBRACING LOVE for us saved us but we must embrace that work of His own choosing and choose too to love God for we are told about this in the Bible as special revelation not just from nature: He has given us a chance at Evangelical Response, justification forgiveness of sins & cleansing from sins as benefactors of Himself.
God's love is unconditionally applied to us all but we are accountable individually to accept it and to be accountable to give it to others subjective Hebrews 12:6. Salvation through the Son's Sacrificial Death is objective in that Jesus died for everybody: but it is to be personally subjectively applied to each individual as they hear about it and respond by faith which is important for one to live born twice 'in His Strength', in His Will and Way, in His Spirit, and the listening to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit obey.
The Presence of God is both within us and surrounds us. He is both Provider and Provision! He is our Source and it’s our choice! You have changes to your heart and to your lifestyle if you desire this transformation into His likeness or have this personal individual subjective application of salvation to you made happen according to His Word in Christ and believing on Christ. Hearing the proclamation of God's Gospel, Following this way to God through Christ, we find the plan and Presence, Purpose, and Power of God for our lives made plain in simple faith and we are transformed and more aware of blueprints. In peace with God within us then in every situation and trial you find yourself in after justification for forgiveness of sins in salvation you can bring God’s Redemption into the situations. We are justified in the Spirit by Him, and sealed, spiritually in a flux state or of completion holy unto Christ saved and on the road of righteousness in God through Christ.
For He is our peace and our Hope and stability then. If you are saved, spiritual things are spiritually discerned and or experienced abiding in the Son Christ Jesus. But spiritual laws, as of laws of viscosity and momentum in science are either observed (and that in a laboratory of life or learned about as an education from textbooks of the influence of culture or experienced firsthand. For there are three kinds of men in the world according to Will Rogers that great American: The ones that learn by reading books both verbal and non-verbal (NV according to Richard J. Foster;) They are few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to experience and find out for themselves. Plainly we need to know God and be everywhere He is with Him.
Love God foremost and love others as yourself. And serve Him in Christ means everywhere make Him Lord, and see God in the face of Jesus Christ in everyone as much as it lies within you to live at peace with everyone if we are born of the Spirit and compassionately live from your guts. Make an honest exertion to understand the actions of others and understand how God wants you to love them and see them as He does. Look past externals to see the heart of everyone (one at a time) and know everyone is hurt in some way. God can make an influential interjection of Eternal everlasting substance through you by your prayers and acts. Being hidden with Christ in God becomes sitting, walking, and standing in being clothed with the Lord Jesus in power Dunamus in Ephesians. Vertical worship to God is the most important relative position. Balance is in a horizontal direction of fellowship of reconciliation with Christians and in that we thrive.
There’s a three-point sermon there. For instance in our discerning, the spiritual law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus that it has set us free from the law of sin and death is an air foil from a sinful life gone to lift us up from sin and its negative potential. For its a law of spiritual obedience for the saved in Christ becoming kinetic. Vices or addiction by decision are of sins of the spirit or flesh we receive cleansing from in coming to God and are not the narrow way and straight gate of scripture Christ spoke about to continue on in doing. This is objective truth to quit sin God wants to help us with. Empty vessels must be filled. The Bible says, "The power of sin is the Law." So people then tend to want to run the gamut of sinful addictive habits they can muster by sinning getting drunk or high and obtaining away from God’s voice in his/her conscience if they choose. They do this wavering just for rebellion's sake turning license into 'licentiousness for the sake of illicit pleasure and not in the circle of God's separation from unrighteousness God commands or love for God‘. This trail ends in perdition.
Condemnation from such behavior brings regret and would erroneously tell them its ok, (to continue ‘in’ sin,) and is followed by degradation but conviction of the Holy Spirit rather, which would lean us toward God's spiritual answer, salvation of soul and spirit in the Lord and true discipline of the body which is moderation and is obedience to God and that is right. The latter is for a Christian in Christ. Listen you are somebody because God does not make any junk. Say to yourself, "I am loveable." Fearfully and wonderfully we are made by Jehovah. God is not angry with ya because of the Cross-.
He loves on you and has forgiven you. Do we believe each and every wrong has a recompense to be paid in due time and God is no respector of persons until and when we come to Christ? It is all in His Word we find Life in Christ and His words in total are Wisdom to escape the sin that is prevalent Hebrews 12:1-7. Jesus dying on the Cross is a proclamation God wants to make inside a church sanctuary or outside also to declare to you.
Announcing God's way out of a deceiving world or a spiritual salvation rescue in the Spirit by the Word is that we have a sinful nature exposed at times that must be excised or crucified deadened by His Spirit as Paul the Apostle said before and that it must be forever dealt with in salvation and sometimes by a restoring of fellowship reconciliation that we then ask God in prayer for. We sins of tendency and that by nailing it to the cross of wood of Christ inside we envision we can trust the Blood to save in the reality of God's restoration. Those who are born again Christians are changing by God’s doing and transformation and are exchanging their sins for His Son’s yoke and a robe of Pure White within and a glow on our faces! We are saved from dead works to serve God acceptably with godly respect and from our consciences. A Sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus on us which is a way of saying Salvation brings a renewed mind gives renewing in the heart and we stay strong in the Lord in receiving from Him and in the power of His might keeping short list accounts with God being washed renewed in fellowship again when we sin and are aware of it and then God's love for us. II Corinthians five 17-20 says we have an ambassadorship or ministry from God of being reconcilers.
The very soul of everybody is also eternal and people will listen to the Message of believers (who are the Messengers) is that they will find a home in either of two places. We are talking nails here as in nail the old nature to the cross of wood of Christ good and gain salvation for yourself before it is too late II Peter 1:2, 3. Jesus Christ is able to save mightily and His motive is salvation! All things are possible! We know God's command is to never sin and as to unsaved innocent individuals as far back as Adam and Eve received, they also disobeyed. But to try to avoid the appearance of sin or evil even to not look upon evil or do because it is crouching at your door was said to Cain just after the Garden fiasco and still becomes a crossroads to all born againers trying to obey Christ.
But the Ten Commandments says this and that is limits, and tempted in life sometimes it looks grim. But Jesus rose from the dead! Meditate on that! Christ gave His all and can't we even do 'some o dat,' as Carman sings, in faith? Testifying is all we can gain in the Lord victoriously having gone through something. We rise from ashes in triumph in Christ! We confess to God because it's our lower nature to disobey and to rebel without this Person of God's Choosing, Jesus Christ at the helm. We are powerless unless His Spirit gives the go ahead. If we sin we chose to but sometimes we may feel it was in ignorances. Excuses, excuses. This is no excuse because all this is tied to the will. Read Luther's Bondage To The Will as excellent book.
We choose however. Moreover, there is no blame or blame game blaming God for sin either or for fantasizing to deliberately disobey being supposedly sin trapped. Christ is Risen! Risen Indeed! Romans 6:14 says, "Sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace." We have choices! In Christ is victory and following the Holy Spirit's choices is from Him. But the sinner before coming to Christ which he may or may not do eventually is condemned not believing on the Name of Jesus Christ until He does! He has no choice but to accept Christ or have meaningless direction in life like a wave on the ocean and temporal existence misery because it's with no Eternal life present!
God looks down upon the bunch of critters we are and He calls us by name like He did Mary outside Lazarus’s tomb. "Mary." He sees us in our messy need in Adam and in our messes but doesn't like that sin harms our lives which sin does (Greek word for sin is harm-atia, ie. sin harms.) He is patiently waiting for the full number of saved to be saved and of the sinful sinful acts of wicked to mature from blessed saved so the saved can evidently vexed find salvation ours in Christ in context of this life stumbling upon Christ for salvation before He physically intervenes in this sin-trapped existence of man. Remember He’s returning!
In looking for justice it will be illusive in this life but ask for mercy as much as you can to recall or remember to do and you will be re: right thing. It is something of what God does we cannot assume either. In Christ a cautious life leads us to wisdom. We owe God overall for every command we in Christ and arrogance give or receive in Christ in godly elder counsel and so we keep it humble! However, God says, "mercy triumphs over judgment," in James.
Seek His mercy not His justice because justly you deserve eternal hell punishment. Remember its His Will that no one perish! Remember the fragments that remained at the feeding of the 5,000 and 4,000? God is concerned for more people to come to the Savior! There is more persons that could be saved! This is the age of Grace that Gentiles get grafted in! Jews come to be whole from Messiah! Because of sins and sinning, we have stopped short of His glory. We can witness to unsaved by asking them to tell us where God's salvation glory departs from them so we can tell them anyway even if they never get saved.
But sometimes-bad things happen to good Christians anyway and suffering happens also because we live in a fallen world Romans 8:26,27. Sometimes, "the rain falls on the just and the unjust," applies also as Jesus said. Other times we are persecuted for righteousness sake unjustly. Job was tested and you will too so in God's strength make it a giant test not a pigmy test to suffer for Christ not a personal falling short testing or tempting of God. Remember those suffering in the Church in the body around the world as if you were in your own body. So how are you doing in Christ? Are you like Him? Maturity is illusive but is to be sought.
We have broken His Laws and come short. We repent and do it again. This is for sure fact. We have trespassed His glorious message. Have you confessed this fallen short of yourself to God alone Romans 3:23;6:23? If it applies that He says, "If we have sinned or failed at trying one law we've failed at trying them all," (see James 2:10,) then let us examine ourselves to see if it is so. Let us see if we are living by faith in the faith. II Cor. 13:5 can heal your spirituality of faith to know Paul asked the question of us in the dramatic present and himself. At times yes we stop ourselves in our tracks: re: become convinced of this breaking of God's heart by us and get healed and fellowship restoration to begin a personal relationship restored of bond of fellowship and working again with God talking it over with Him in winning dialog with our Creator His way restored again Rom 6:23; Rev 3:20. But we must be born again first to know God truly. You ask God.
We will find healing, forgiveness, cleansing, sanctifying, and gain His favor being born again God being merciful. Jesus paid it all. This means we get the exousia or authority in original Greek to ask and become God's Children by His Power Dunamus, re: justification, just as if we never sinned! (like windshield wipers.) In being saved, we embrace Christ's salvation for you and He taking away your sins makes you to stand in right standing forgiven and keeps you from falling in ultimate fashion (Jude 23.) When you fail or fall you prop yourself up and get peace again with God. You stand and in His Spirit become victorious saints sanctified who follow Christ thereafter by faith through grace in prayer and in Christ being in the Word becoming a steadfast disciple of Jesus’ in lifestyle saved by faith in Jesus’ lifestyle after His Resurrection in the Spirit. We learn to stop the cycle of following elementary principles and grow up in Him!
Imagine going through your whole life living it in the Spirit to follow through committing to Christ and enduring to the end in its fullest animated sense supernaturally completely enduring by God Himself through Christ the Son as a disciple or follower of Jesus Christ? Heaven is just a door away then, short hop from this life! After salvation or getting there we put on the New Self which is created in true Holiness and Righteousness of the truth: Who is Christ Himself which is not a step for there are no steps to sanctification. But this is being made holy which Christ does alone for you. He takes the desire to sin right out of you and away from you. Born again you deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him. In addition, is follow through, that is doing what He says and following through with it. As God-pleasers and not man-pleasers we can do what Jesus said and did and in many ways from one event to another be more like Him, striving to be like Him. We can be a new creation outside as well within as the Bible puts it in II Corinthians 5:17 calling on Him, crying out extroverted.
Only God is Holy and He makes one Holy as Gift! It starts at God's altar you make in your heart in prayer at God's Altar in Heaven's seat of mercy! Will you realize that in God’s sight a transaction takes place? You in a sense trade your bologni sandwiches for God's Lobster! But it is God’s Son’s obedience that saves you! Literally. He paid a debt He did not owe. I owed a debt I could not pay. Christ paid the debt I Couldn't pay and for all or everybody’s completion of salvation for there is a past, present, and future aspect to it. Heaven will be pleasure beyond even all pleasure of sex of this life. We can exercise faith in the Son and in the obedience then of the Son in the Kingdom of God within (allegiance to Christ Jesus, His Gift, in His Resurrection, His Life, raised to newness of life, seated in the heavenlies, becoming a proved disciple) in joining to His Spirit: re: Belong to Him! By the Holy Spirit's work, we CAN BE THIS DISCIPLE, known for the mark of belonging to Him by His Holy Spirit with His authority too, animating for He changes us by this transforming of our lives in obedience as in a mirror and to be like Him in the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ in the Word as we obey the Holy Spirit’s promptings. We go from faith to faith glory to glory reflections of God!
He who has the Son has life! If you do not have the Son in you, there is no life spiritually in you! Stern warnings about missing out on the love of God in the Word are there for lives of sinful habitually in sin without Him lives after hearing firstly of the redemption in Christ and given the Gospel. But until death the way is through Christ. Hell indeed is awaiting one is such a state of independence if they fail to get born again at any moment! There is a sin unto death. Scripture says to not pray for it. Will you accept His Gift? Before it is Eternity and too late?
Accepting His obedience leading to Eternal Life for you and you renouncing all iniquity? His Death, as your salvation’s atonement? Yes, lay hold of Eternal Life. Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. No man gets to God apart from Him. Strait is the gate and narrow is the way to life and few there be that find it. Horizontally human loving people take the ladder vertically up in contrition up to Heaven to God's and His love and His way being right!
Jesus DID have that attitude perspective living obedient pleasing of the Father in His love and He submitted to God in everything. So should we submit to Him and at other times submit to each other in Christ and be living saved. In Jesus’ example we have a teacher Who not only lived what He said but did the same also and died firstly to save re: us when obeying would then have taken His integrity over the line, He stood His ground and Died for it, having thus it said about Him, "This is Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews." This railroaded charge and true statement but guilty sentence was put in a plaque above His body up on the cross. Jesus’ audience during His earthly life was an Old Testament one, hence His example of love for God and challenge to keep the Law was so beyond our ability we would need Him for it and the Biblical language He used archaic or ancient figures of speech showed this. Christ gave gifts to men.
He lived in integrity far away from the edge of or near to any sinning. He took captivity captive. He gave gifts to men. He arose up early in the day to pray to His Father and depended fully on Him for help during the day. Christ knew Decisions that day required wisdom and reliance! God’s unconditional love in Christ was compelling reconciling the world unto Himself in Calvary's Consummation: for He died on the cross AND IT WAS FOR YOU, BURIED, AND BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER RESURRECTED! And you, a broken clay pot (a High price paid for you by Jesus meaning death on a crucifixion cross,) FOR YOU in which God sought by a way within His own Laws of Mercy & Justice providing Mercy drops around us are falling to save you in the Blood of the Son's perfection of obedience and Death. Jesus brought His Blood to the Heavenly Throne and Mercy Seat between the four winged cherubim before the Father.
He lived right and died right a crucifixion death becoming sin for us that we might become the Righteousness of God in Christ. We can sit with Him in Heavenly places TODAY!. Freedom is never free nor is it cheap. Free countries need a militia and a defense to stay free. However, slavery (ours) is a high price to pay if it is not intervened for. True slaves are sin slaves. Oceans and showers of loving acceptance for us for God is not against us or nor from a distance from us chiding BUT calling us near softly and tenderly FOR salvation and opportunity for forgiveness and He provided the Lamb but sin has made a chasm He wants bridged in our lives by His Blood in salvation. When one is subsequently saved sins are taken away gone! Forgiven! There is a sea of forgetfulness in God's eyesight and He posts an ethos and pathos: Corey Ten Boom says, "no fishing sign!" This is so because His Blood enters Heaven the veil being rent in two at His Death so the way into the Holy of Holies at the Mercy Seat before the Father’s Throne could occur.
We make a change of mind and attitude about sin the deed and thought and speech and attitude and do an about face from sin and sinful ways when coming to Jesus Christ for Jesus changes our mind and heart too for that to be possible for us (to be near to God also) & for us to be able to feel loved by God fully and weaned of worries because we come to learn we’re guilty before God and then learn to depend to come to Him and remain re: obey His Spirit-filled and Risen Life within. This happens by prayer first. Jesus is all we will ever learn or know about God in His form for He consummates everything we will ever be apart from Him by a fire of baptism from Himself He alone can burn the chaff of and change you in seed by showing us an exact representation of God the Father(see Hebrews 12:1-3; 1:1-3.) He in His LOVE comes to us with open arms, heart, mind, and life, before us this Treasure from God we have in earthen vessels. Our boast is in Him!
We turn & repent and surrender to Him and actually feeling changes thus when we relinquish release of control of ourselves to Him we feel this His love happen in us. We make a big thing of it. In addition, to feeling a release you will actually BE a believer. Transactions take place before God. You’ll Experience God’s love first for the first time perhaps, and come into His atmosphere in-breathed on in love Agape by Him and you get love, peace, and joy! Then follow as a disciple! He does save when we take this promise by faith and deaden our preferences and it is making us complete and whole in Him, a work in progress. We receive forgiveness of sins firstly. We are receptive to the Word and come to Father and His Throne and are like receptive trusting children. If God said that settles it. God dealt with the sin issue on the Cross. And when He died, our lives were dead so we exchanged them for His Perfect Sinless Life. In addition, in Himself dying, we were in His Death. We died too and so we seek unseen things above.
He made us alive in we coming to Him first He calling ahead we dead in trespasses and sins unable or at the end of ourselves or to lift ourselves up by our bootstraps at all. But now as born again Christians now you can live a resurrected raised up to newness of life spiritual seating with Him in the Heavenlies in a fruit bearing life. We are can do nothing without Christ or God. With Him Kingdom of God fruit bearing in life is possible and without is a potential unparalleled if you continue to believe seeking His Kingdom first and by faith you will get heaven’s ticket too having gone in strong tower of His Name we find refuge. But then endure with patience to the end, your race, persevering nourished up in the words of truth enjoying spiritual food, spiritual exercise, and daily foot-cleansing from Jesus Christ and as ministry to the Lord give also of or by yourself to God with your life. Be selfless. Love others as if they were more important. Do the small services to others nice and hidden too. Be anonymous as you can in giving. As the saved by faith we're living by the Holy Spirit from the way open to the tree of life (Jesus Christ) not from the tree of the knowledge (or i.e. from man's failure to obey) of good and evil in the Garden of Eden.
We receive the Spirit of God with great relish. Instead of fleshly wisdom, we gain deliverance over sin & those obstacles, which hinder, which are the world, flesh, and the devil and finally win in His Victory as we are saved if we prevail to the end. You ask God for this. God and you are a majority. You need grace from God to stay renewed in mind and Spirit in the Word of God. Having made mental assent, commitment to, and follow through accepting Jesus Christ for yourself trusting do not think without having the mind of Christ all over you like the unsaved heathen don’t have nor do the problems they do have Romans 12:2. "Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that you might prove what is that good, perfect, and acceptable will Of God," the verse says.
Christ cleans His fish and Christ builds His Church. We present our bodies to God in 12:1. We are renewed after knowledge in Him. "That I may know Him in the Power of His Resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His Death" Paul said that and within that communion, that He and I may have fellowship. That I may be found in Him having a Righteousness which is of God through Christ and not of my own. He is near. He is close. This is a worthy goal of pursuit. It is like having a sumptuous meal with Him, (have koinonia, fellowship or communion, and hupernikao which is overcoming victory) this walk with God in depth, a daily discipleship in the way in Christ and in my heart to relish Him cherish Him is the Great Good News of all time. My heart knows no bounds, my joy unrestrained and because He lives, I too live, and can face tomorrow because I walk close to Him.
We read His Bible and learn of a spiritual life which but for the tip of the iceberg is invisible. Love from Him requited by us now was initially compelling turning by us that He wants total possession of us from the Father God's love letter compelling, the Bible & its being revealed in us through Special Revelation, the Bible, from faith to faith now to submit to Him and do serving to Him through salvation glorifying Him gaining everlasting life to ourselves. Today (for today is the day of salvation the Word says) we can see we need Him, we need salvation and spiritual hunger is there from Him. We need to look into the face of our Father and see He is approving in His look when we fail. Love from God directs spiritual hunger into acceptance from Him. We are highly favored and loved. Believe Him for outstanding existence.
We do not lose heart. He wants to guide us with His eye. Flow in Him. Direct access is by faith. Scripture says of the New Birth, "I will put my laws into their hearts and on their minds I will write them." In our mind, heart, and spirit we are renewed daily, fed, and nourished to be adequately equipped for service for Him. Pastors help do that. For all of what of three years and thirty years before that of the Life of Someone Named Jesus Christ whose name means "He shall save His people from their sins," whose life over two thousand years ago has been preserved so well and been a legendary influence to an infinite-seeming amount of people by heritage He did show He exists and prevails! Christians who belong to God started hospitals, Orphanages, Lost And Founds, Schools, and Social Services and even today scientific inventions.
Imitating God and miming Him in a grace walk of faith with Christ daily in our crucified life in Christ and ultimately in Heaven He is revealed in us and in going there into Resurrected life is from His doing from start to finish. Born of God born of the Spirit ushered in we worship God in spirit and in truth. We are enlightened and illuminated about this GOD of wonders beyond our galaxy in the Bible: it is unveiled to our heart and mind if we read it with New Covenant eyes with open faces for He has declared Himself in plainness in the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles for us to believe the Gospel for ourselves that Jesus Christ has Finished the work forever and live like it is!
God created us and He claims complete ownership of our being as Creator Redeemer Designer. "If we lived like this Book is real for one week, men would repent in ways we don't know about." was a quote by a historical figure I believe was from Charles Finney. (RATTLE ME SHAKE ME by HONEYTREE- A song of ministry before the Lord being clean before the Lord with no hiding.) The Steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. We experience God continually in kindnesses and tender mercy daily and moment-by-moment! I pray you find the Lord Jesus Christ as contentedly as Your Master & Savior Lord was of finding you & He becomes in your personality and life Savior & Lord from sins and sin as a principle and near or close.
Jesus said, "Blessed is he who is not easily offended in me. " By faith you can do so by God's grace become the Friend of God, of His Family, a part, a member, and be accountable individually as stewards. It is all in Jesus. Jesus Alone. Believe on Him and abide saved. A son abides forever but a slave does not! It means God casts off your captivity and/or buys you with a Ransom off sin, for you a slave of sin before then sets you free now to sonship. The real freedom is freedom from sin, which Christ does for you. You can ask to be made a slave for love of your Master however. Freedom is never free nor is it cheap. Again, I say God allowed His Only Begotten Son to pay a very high price for your salvation. He redeems us with a Ransom that is precious.
Realize, "The greatest deception of the devil is tried by him (in tempting) to make us believe he doesn’t exist." Read The Screwtape Letters by Lewis. And without Him we can do nothing, and we indeed do nothing (we know this) without Him until we know what this grace is really about and even then follow Jesus Christ of Nazareth by faith through grace "practically," a disciple, redeemed from sin and in submission to Him. Christ is our all in all. Surrender control of every area to Christ. It takes a moment to be saved and a lifetime to stay saved. This is principally because of the sin principle and sin nature. Make Jesus Lord.
We are perpetual students of His Word. We relinquish our past. We press pushups to Him. God in His mercy makes us 'alive,' we being dead in trespasses and sins. We are made alive from the dead while in the body. This is the new birth. Reckon yourselves indeed dead to sin and alive to God. As Saved. Romans 6. Jesus knows our sorrow. He is acquainted with our grief. And the chastisement that brought our peace was laid upon Him and by His stripes were and are healed! We know His pathos and ethos more each day! We sit in Heavenly Places in Him! We oversee a panorama and even can pigeon hole an attention span in witness and testimony before God to others!
The Certificate of debt (in the handwriting of ordinances which was against us,) is and was destroyed which was against us and God, He having nailed it to His Son's cross Col 2:13, 14. Our faith is in God for a believing belief that "it is finished" and that the war is over with God, and within the moment by moment tug in the battle of war with baggage, the battle belongs to the Lord. God is in control (of us,) if we let Him and He is Lord. God calls us His Workmanship, His Poem, His Field, & His Building. He calls sin finished with, in turning to Him and death's dominion destroyed and evil destroyed and sins taken away complete. Eternal Death is the result of sins wages (Romans 6:23.) Did you know sins pay.... a wage? Death in tormented state in hell. Don't sin anymore.
"You are so beautiful," as Zephaniah 3:17 so creatively sings to us and quiets us in His love while others within the Body chime in, because we are indeed re-created in Christ Jesus for good works which we're foreordained to accomplish Eph. 2:10. The Lord God in our midst is mighty to save!
We cherish Him as we realize all this worthiness of God to be worshipped knowing there is none like Him. Our part is to deny self, take up our cross and follow our Lord Jesus Christ. Then we are to obey His commands. Phil. 4:1-3, 6, 7, 8, 13, 19. They're not burdensome. However, there are hard sayings of Jesus to hear and then hearing is to be obeying in Hebrew culture. We endure hardness as good soldiers of Jesus Christ then in submission to Christ in hearing the sayings of Him to do them, having acknowledged them and honoring His Authority to give them to us. WE FIND SO MUCH IF WE'RE BELIEVING GOD BY FAITH IN VIRTUES GOODNESS OF GOD ALONE BY GRACE BUT UNWORTHY OF IT THOUGH BUT SAVED BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE THAT KNOWING, THAT GOD IS FOR US Rom. 8:30,31. Love so amazing somehow! He will begin to process the fruit of a Christian life in and through us in the Spirit. That is a hallelujah not a sigh. PTL.
There is no condemnation TO YOU in Christ Romans 8:1. Moreover, you are sealed 'in Christ' like eternally secure saved unless you walk out of the Father’s hand, but you won’t want to do that. Usually stay on target focussed. Abide in the Vine, Jesus Christ (menos.) Attached you will find identity in Christ in His Death, Burial, and Resurrection life in Christ manifested in you and by you by this new identifying of Jesus Christ within and drawing near, denying self because it is in Him you are saved and God never asks us to devalue ourselves but indeed block ego. You stay 'in Christ' like you are in a cup. Remaining in the Lord with satisfaction you are in a war with the world, the flesh, and the devil, which Christ won for you. We are walking out that victory as believers in trench warfare as Christians: believing to see Jesus go before us in the Spirit everywhere, for the Spirit and Presence of God goes before us everywhere in every situation and on us and we are victorious everywhere in Christ by faith over everything Romans 8:37 (hupernikao in Greek, overwhelming triumph of the Lord.) This is staying in Christ, attached.
But we learn to suffer for doing right. We learn to abide in Christ while doing the right thing in a normal Christian life. Read The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee. This is the message of the Gospel. In Heaven, there is no more trace ever of evil or sin in the Presence of God in Heaven for us I Cor 15:1ff. We will certainly have new bodies then that are sinless and in the Spirit then fully righteous and completely holy. We are saved eternally then, awed by God's wonderful Power and Presence within us forever.
As a good Father and Farmer winnows away chaff with His winnowing fork in His Hand so does our Heavenly Father God winnow our lives of impurities letting the chaff blow away. And He loves us greatly even in trials of all kinds even to have our lives being used and cleansed heatedly in fiery times to be clay pots with His Treasure about you to do His bidding. Our endurance is like buying the gold God wants. God purifies even like coal in an oven until we’re diamond like. God once saving you can use you. Are you open to Him?
We must not be offended by anything God does for us that we fail not to like. God can do anything and surprising us is His acts too. He does not tempt anyone at all but does test but not more than we can bear and does intervene in an organically curative role miraculously in you as we're continually receptive. God helps others and they feel His reach and become born again, through the Holy Spirit Who is persuading them. Or of His work in us to do the work of an evangelist we attempt to convince by preaching the Gospel to be saved by His Persuasion of the Gospel facts through the Holy Spirit convicting them and using us who are Messages of Messengers. We are the Messages and in our personalities we are the Messengers. Jesus brings us to faith in Himself for a Divine Blood Transfusion. I plead with you to be saved. II Corinthians 5:19-21.
Will you come to God 'Just as I Am?' the song goes? God chose this accepting of Jesus Christ as the way to confound the wise, the worldly wise, the disputer of this world, the ignoble & foolish who turn, & are born again: this is God's way to be saved in accepting the Son's Perfect obedience applied to your heart in His Death/Resurrection the ultimate reach of God to man providing His Sacrificial Atonement for your sin. They go sent to live lives of faith and redemption in obedience to the Holy Spirit's ways and they follow after the Spirit being followers of Christ by grace. They live the Christian life one day at a time as a grace walk and love walk like two sides and like climbing a ladder. (As also, they came to Christ, so they abide and stay with Him, attached, and walk in Him Col. 2:6; John 15; I John 2.) They weep but rejoice too. We're laying up treasure in heaven growing in grace in Christ with humility and seeking God's Kingdom inside first with a quality of love so astounding we think of God's Astounding Opinion of us where we experience the true 'I want to' of God's love to us in boldness. Where Christ is king we gather together.
We give cups of cold water in Jesus’ Name and receive one another as we would Christ Himself with Agape love acted out for them as Agaping in truth and action is warranted. We receive a righteous man and a prophet so we may receive a righteous man's reward like theirs. We give and learn to give even more. And we don't own any of the gifts of God! We are useful as we remain submitted and available. God promotes and man can be demoted in acting irresponsibly. The early bird catches the worm. But humbly and cautiously we feed the servants of our God in His timing and not dissipate with our lives. And then be ready for the Host of the Wedding or Lord of the Vineyard, when He comes we may open to Him! And so we watchful occupy (actively be ready) for Christ's return, and are being desirous to be like Christ, as impossible as it sounds ultimately as He lived His life as best you can until He comes back (which is a discipleship challenge.)
It is through the Holy Spirit's work this conviction occurs through an outlived walk step by step In His Steps within. We make good ground to hear the Word in others and primarily ourselves so we be changing transforming of heart always. And your ticket to Heaven is by faith through grace, not of you, not of yourself, nor works lest any man should boast. And a ticket can be held by someone beside you until it is not in abeyance, but really received meaning the resurrected Christ within dwells in God's timing.
We are not religious; but we maintain a relationship with the Lord! Truly we 'love God' with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength in two commands, namely the afore and "love your neighbor" "as yourself," which is the summing up of all the Old Covenant 613 Laws. Rejoice in Him. Pray and ask God for salvation so you can live ready too if you haven't. You are God's masterpiece when specially known by God appreciative of His ministry toward you after receiving salvation and knowing you're loved, accepted, then redeemed on top. You’re also safe in God‘s hand as you live, and move, and have your existence in His being obeying. Let Christ high priestly minister to you continually.
It is also an abundant life no matter for we exchange our sins for His life of quality asterick express within and outwardly express it as well! After salvation or becoming saved YOU are then being a thank you epistle to God (letter is an epistle in Greek,) written on our hearts by the Holy Spirit of God within and without with the laws of God in the Spirit with the Names of God in the strong tower and confession of faith. With everything within submitted to Him, with zeal also we follow Christ and be disciples as saved proved in the ways of the Spirit through Christ the Risen One. It is by grace from start to finish this abundant life in zeal sparked inside to get a fire going in the Spirit in and through Christ to Eternal Life, and is lived which starts now and is everlasting. "It is through much tribulation we must enter the Kingdom of God," Paul said in Acts as encouragement. From Dave Candel with the Holy Spirit’s aid. May the Fullness of love from God and the Holy Spirit be yours as we all crawl toward the Lamb!!
P.S. Mt. 6:33. For it's a transformation a Wave of the Spirit or particle within of light becoming beams that are becoming NEW life we live in Christ not a reformed one but newness of life in the Son S-O-N. Be a visionary!
God promises to bring His Promises to pass and finish what He starts in you New Creation in Christ Phil 1:6; Gal 6:9ff; I Thessalonians 1. In His returning there's hope!
Go For Gusto with God in His Love! I John 3:1. But its all of Christ we have every spiritual blessing in Him so when the promises are fulfilled and we be ‘in Christ,’ rigteousness confirmed is when you get to Heaven and the portrait of the Son meaning you GET THE SON and all He holds in abeyance and inheritance FOR YOU! Read the Word. No man knows the day or the hour! Living by faith in Jesus above, I'm living by faith and feel no alarm!
Let’s pray and lay hold of being found in Him not having a righteousness of our own but HIS! Follow the Lamb wither-so-ever He goes building on the foundation of Christ and Him Crucified, Arisen, and Coming Again! Hearing is obeying in the Hebrew culture so let’s hear and OBEY to trust!