The Love Of God Reaches Out To All! The Wedding is ready! Invite as many as you can to The Marriage Feast!
March 13, 2014
Forgiven! I will Dance Around God's Throne! The love with which He loves us is perfect from which we love and serve God and will forgiveness from God Who reigns and rules in our lives by faith. We Will Proclaim God's Salvation!
Forgiveness from God, and Abiding In And Living In Christ To God's Credit Are Proclaimed Here! FORGIVEN, JUSTIFIED, REGENERATED Born Anew, Paid in Full WHEN GOD IN CHRIST INTERVENING PUTS YOU THERE ABIDING IN CHRIST! GOD LOVES YOU!! GOD LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY EVERLASTINGLY In Christ's Blood, ETERNALLY! BUT ONLY WHAT'S DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST! WRITE YOUR TICKET: HEAVEN OR HELL! BUT BE IN CHRIST!
God loves you! Do you hear God loves you? BUT WHAT DOES THAT AMAZING ALL-SUFFICIENT MAXIMIZED GENEROUS LIBERAL LOVE (FROM HIM) HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR INMOST BEING TO BEGIN WITH OR YOU? What does that love have to do with you tender dove? You are that by the way! We may obtain butterflies inside from our saved spirits but the reality of love is it's all God's initiation. Did you know God forgives or forgets? Hebrews 8:12. Did you create Orion? Or Pisces? Did you wake today? Did you make one hair white or black? If you could belong to Him no religion but in the Son and couldn't do that which is least, come now then what could you do to make it right or to add one hour to your life (or to try to earn favor with God.) The answer is ...nothing, to all three. Grace means I rest. I lean upon what God did and does for me being totally incoming comacozi's of perfect Agape love toward me I couldn't do for myself and God performs for me even if I am being the only human being lost on earth God drawing through the reaching arm of the Son of His love, Good Shepherd Only Begotten Jesus grabs with His rod and staff and finds too. God loves you that He creates you and sustains you that is, He upholds you by the word of His power Hebrews 1:3,8. He makes His cause known to the principalities and powers in the Heavenly realms that He loves you and that He loves to love you and not passively looking out for us only like a winding a spring and letting it go would be, but to so actively LOVE you and that He does Holily re: with infinite care, beauty, and exact specificity Eph. 3:10. He’s deeply involved in our lives intervening if we know Him. Ecclesiastes says in 3:11, "He has made everything beautiful in its time!" And Psalm 27:4,11 ; I John 4:8 (B J Thomas and the Aunt of the Late Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, sing, "Everything is beautiful in its own way under God’s Heaven..,") as well: GOD IS LOVE! In Jesus Christ He saves you by His Blood! This is assuming you've made the decision to come to Christ and follow. To you Whom He came to Body of believers and a little Church at Bethel, whom He loved to His Death, To Who you come to, also, to become to stay in The character with that love and to remain in the Vine Jesus Christ steadfast matters as a good sermon and a good witness sustained by grace. Wholeness in body, soul, and spirit in His Holy Righteous Character imputed given in Christ within which He provides for us by grace once in time and then progressively on and we seek Him wholeheartedly with diligence to become set apart for God more. He'll have us deep calling to the deeps in experiences with Him and awesomely in His Magnanimous love (loved.) Once taught and caught (what's better caught than taught as well,) then persuaded by His mercy and grace He sets us to focus on Him and His way and the Eternal Comfort II Thes. He's Omniscient and Omnipotent to know the end from the beginning, the Alpha and Omega about that which concerns me in fully realizing all that which is His Righteous way in declaring me righteous for it is by grace I stand and faith, hope, love, truth, and the Holy Spirit! These are the pillars of the Christian life. For it is by faith in the Blood of the Lamb I stand righteous by faith through a tunnel of grace in Him! Charles Spurgeon - The Prince of Preachers has said, "If the great enemy, Sin, has been conquered, we shall not fear the little enemy, Death." His (God’s) way is Holy, good, just, loving, yet gentle, meek, merciful, and gracious. His incommunicable attributes have no equal and they are infinite. His communicable attributes like mercy and grace are imminent in their use by Him. He knows the very exact number of hairs we have on our head. He says not a hair of our heads will perish! And nothing will by any means hurt us! He knows every sparrow that falls. And even though He does all this care for us He waits re: your response. Micah 7:19 says, "God loves us that He tramples underfoot our iniquities and puts them in the depths of the sea!" If there's a sea of forgetfulness this is probably it. He says, "Consider the lilies or the ants," when you have worry over finances. He puts all our tears in His bottle. And what if His healing comes through tears; He walks us through sorrow. And what if His blessing comes through teardrops and/or even raindrops?! What if a thousand sleepless nights only happen to show us that He is near?! He loves us (and that means,) through everything, and as we're in a pattern of pleasing Him we rejoice too in knowing His smile upon us! We rejoice in hope abounding therein with joy and peace believing fully if we truly believe. Nothing and no one can separate us from His love. He unconditionally through His Son Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross accepts us by His Son's Finished Work on the cross through the eye of seeing us in His Son, Jesus. That sort of thing, re: His acceptance unconditionally will change us as we continue to abide in Christ and realize grace in truth. Christ gives you the new believer a newness of life in removing your sins as far as the east is from the west! From the rule and reign of sin He translates you into the Kingdom of God where you receive the ABUNDANCE OF THE GIFT of right standing and grace and righteousness of God as a free Gift by faith (Grk pistes) and then you reign in life through the Son's grace interposed in right believing adds up to right living in experience! The Holy Spirit's rule and reign in the life of the believer within is the active Kingdom of God administration of us from God's viewpoint. As a good Father He's doctoring of us in a way. His discipline to us is light as a feather and abundant life in Him until you grow up in Him. Discipline is for sons. A son abides in the house forever. A slave does not. We were born slaves of sin. This love of God speaks up loud and clearly through the power of the cross as to Christ’s victory! As you feel loved by God He's not severe nor harsh nor abusive in what He allows to touch you, o son or daughter of His, in not giving you more than you can handle nor less than what in prayer interceding for others and interacting with Him He in prayers as your Source helps you with in providing for your needs and even some wants. A son abides in the house forever. He isn't disappointed in you. And as you seek Him diligently with the whole heart calling on Him, He rescuing you lovingly with His hand on you makes a way for you but also is pleased with you as He threw His eyes upon you precious child of God in the Salvation (spirit and soul Righteousness-Substitution) of His Son's Finished Work for you. He oversees how a good habit and pattern of right living in Christ in lifestyle over sin and over evil for you prospers you until you see convinced that this is Our Heavenly Father's good counsel for living and that He is FOR us. Continually walking in the light with Him as His saved children we are indeed rescued even He Christ being fully ensconced in Lordship of sovereignty over us in His Wholly Beneficient Benevolent Son's replaced life for you steadfast, even He putting Himself in the way to rescue you, (remember Balaam's Donkey?) and Saves you. This is up close deep God come alongside to help us, in Greek, Paraclete. Scripture says through the Psalmist, "He has set my feet in a wide place" Psalm 18:33; 27:11-13. He has set all my sins in one side of the balance and everybody else’s as a piece of dust there as well and far declined by one drop of Christ’s Blood on the other side of the scale He's declaring and making us forgiven, standing righteous by faith. We therefore have overwhelming victory in Jesus and all look up at or to His Provident providing Hands and Wonderful Heart of love for us seeking His face determined to endure forever in process because we can actually feel His forgiveness. The Gospel is good news because it works. God yearns for you with deep abiding affections. We are the object of His affections sourced in the Lord Jesus Christ if we're saved especially. But these are the affections that took Jesus Christ to the cross indeed to fulfill prophecy bravely knowing Who He Is and what His mission was with a tenacity for God’s special purpose. These are the affections that led Jesus to submit to arrest, to torture, and to death. These are also the deep and abiding affections of God's heart forever in grace inscribed on the palms of His hands, Re: your name. God strengthens us to be strong in Him and in the power of His might as Paul prayed with all power by His glorious might within in his prison letters to Ephesians and Colossians (Colosse church was started by Epaphras not Paul.) He does this to all patience, and long suffering, with joyfulness. Indeed the outward result of God's love for us is heart satisfaction in motivation to obey for He indeed keeps. "Jesus’ death was not the result of a panicking, cosmological engineer. The cross wasn’t a tragic surprise. The death of the Son of God was anything but an unexpected peril!" says Max Lucado.
"Jesus spoke of His death as a part of a plan. A calculated choice. The cross was written into the script. It was no accident. Jesus was born crucified.
Whenever he became conscious of who he was, he also became conscious of what he had to do. His toughness meant He had to 'man it out' when the unrighteousness of men wanted Him to give His life even prematurely. It explains the resoluteness in his words: “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life, only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.” (John 10:18).
"So call it what you wish. An act of grace. A plan of redemption. A martyr’s sacrifice. But whatever you call it, don’t call it an accident. It was anything but that!" ML
Augustine said, "man is restless, until he finds his rest in Thee." Jesus said, "Come unto Me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you Rest!" For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. I am gentle and meek, lowly in heart and you shall find rest for your souls. He loves you with all His might spiritual being that you are by the way gently hugging melting your lost soul. Love is the main event. I John 4:19. The commandments of God are not burdensome but wise unto making us aware of the plan of salvation. He's loved you from before the foundation of the world. When dormant sinners, like us nonetheless caught in our sinning repentant now but sin-ners (persons who transgress or miss the mark,) who are Called by God, Chosen, Hand Picked and prayerfully, personally by hand (woven and handcrafted) by Him, like us, we were personally loved, as individuals for He's forgiven us, justified us, regenerated us. We're reborn indeed forgiven at the cross. God imparts or reckons us, a financial term, not even a part of logic: "Paid In Full". Forgiven. Just as Jesus said, “It is finished,” God is then weaving a tapestry of His Body, the Church, a living organism. Scripture in the fortieth chapter of Isaiah says, "Our warfare is accomplished." The war is over with God and men and God wins. Comfort reigns. He is meek and lowly in heart and so in Him we find rest for our souls. This why He says that in Himself, His yoke is easy, His burden is light. We have peace with God leading us to the peace of God as well. We were loved when we were before in God’s own creation existing in the plan of God in Eternity in His mind, says scripture. In the plan of God in Eternity Past the Lamb of God slain before the foundation of the world, we were foreigners to Himself and aliens to Commonwealth of Israel, and to The Body of Christ, and we, a mere wisp in His mind and imagination however, but were loved by Him. You or I can be thankful our parents birthed us also. You've loved us while we were Your enemies God or in other words to some of our human race who were of another mind at Your Son Jesus’s Death You have loved us well. A cross death was a crude Roman device made to keep Israel in line. But God had a salvation plan. He had something better in mind for us in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to the cross. Believe it people of God or not we were there in His death and resurrection standing by and in the cross, but God meant it for good, our good! Let's find how this works out for good even believing we would have gone the distance with crowd that wanted to crucify an innocent lamb called Jesus Christ Yeshua Homashiach. For Isaiah 53:6a says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way,…" And we have failed the "good test" (meaning only God is good, we conclude) and so come under the just Judgment of God a just judge as sinners stand judged and condemned and though totally merciful if we come His Way, God saves us yet He’s always Righteous revealing His Justice as He does. Do you read the Ten Commandments? I fail and miserably. Have you breathless sought for air gasping for breath to know in pursuing God if God sees you automatically (agnostic) or do you through a Mediator (a go-between,) who is Perfectly Holy Sinless ask Him for mercy to know Him (forgiven?) Think this through. Do come through Jesus Christ for He’s the Way, the Truth, the life. The Father says no other way to Himself but Mediation of the Son. And Romans 5:6,7,and 8 says, "For a good man someone might die or might dare to die." But Christ commends His own love to us, people of His own love (who in a God-ordained moment acknowledge they are sinful and get saved to follow) as different. He creates us a rejoicing when we hear the joyful noise The Word Of God resonating dissonance and joy and symphonic hallelujah even the joyful noise sound of the voice of God in hopeful ready mind re: us surprised like a child that is opening a parent’s Christmas gift at Christmas time: (though existing on God's good humor,) For He's loved us WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS and/or in our minds apart. Scriptures use the term, "hostile" alienated, by wicked works in our minds and even of some who more harshly yelled, “crucify, crucify,” Romans 8:6,7. But God still loves us. He's loved unconditionally us just the way we are. He wants us to change of course. But He knows there's time and grace for that change by transformation if we come, continue IN His grace. There's a lot of love around and in and around the Cross for us on God's declarative will and it comes with a challenge to become saved. It's like He's calling to give us the desire and passion to be His own children if we choose His way in submitting to Christ. At Calvary Jesus suffered excruciating prolonged pain in patiently enduring becoming atonement, for our sins, the whole process. It was difficult re: with hard iron nails that His wrists and feet were pierced with pain so excruciating He had angels ministering to Himself and from where the word 'crucifixion' comes from. Yet in His love for us He endured the cross despising the shame having obeyed to the end His call for yet for the joy set before Him, He endured the anguish, and set like a flint His face to accomplish it indeed endured until Death and gave seven recorded cries from words from the Cross. Then He gave His last breath saying, "It is Finished," (tetelestai meaning the end of a perfect process,) Isaiah 53:6b continues, "and God has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Remember as scenes go this one turned ugly but like a story without a twist Christ is victorious well in being Dead also because God The Victor was there working. Amen. Somewhere in those Eternity of Eternity moments He sat down at the right hand of the Father giving us a Done, Rest, labors accomplished. God had took on human form and came to earth a babe in swaddling clothes to serve as a son. He showed the way in greatness and He, living Holy to His Father pleasing without fail obeying God He Died in our behalf, astonishingly (His face and body were marred in form and appearance more than any other physically beaten man,) so we could be forgiven set free, sins forgotten, reconciled to God and saved. Salvation is in the past from the penalty of sin, in the present form from the power of sin and in the future from the presence of sin in Heaven. Who could speak or ascribe adequately the wonderful magnanimous beautiful Eternal quality of such a Divinely beautifully executed affectionately powerful surgically struck but successful Divine rescue as He performed? We are speechless to describe Jesus the man growing up a tender shoot or such a tender dry Root out of dry arid ground, having no attractive form nor comeliness that we should desire Him yet passionately we do or don't. For the record with determined prophetic fulfilment on grounded belief in steadfastness from His Father's perspective He obeyed fully the Law (the 613 aspect) and gave His body over to the Lord's will despite man's will over something so insidiously, and sinful, and reckless in its nature but necessary from our and God’s view point to become our sin! He the Christ even spoke forgiveness for His captors, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." This is certainly God's Nature to do that not our own. Christ willingly died laying down His life of His own accord on the cross for sin and sins and His humanity shines through as He obediently prays before the situation for the Father's will to be done and plans for it at blueprints in Gethsemane and then surrenders to the Romans and Jews' hands to be killed. He is delivered up on Calvary for the sins of mankind. He suffered and died alone as His Heavenly Father turned His back (on the Son of His love.) "He Who knew no sin, BECAME sin for us that we might (know Him) (lit.) become (yada in Hebrew as in know in the Genesis sexual intimation of knowledge by experiencing,) (lit.) the righteousness of God in Christ," II Corinthians 5:21. Epignosko is the Greek for experiential intimate real knowledge of God by having the healing adventure through Christ and in Christ. Because Jesus Christ became our sin-bearer we can now know how to be right with God and to do right now knowing how right He is, in His calling Himself God and we can become in part His "righteousness." A Righteousness of God apart from the Law is revealed in Jesus Christ that is by faith alone. What the law of Moses could not do to bring us to God Christ did! Galatians 2:19 Christ is our 'how' of being right to God though He is separate from sin and we are I dwelt by sins. Victor in a Salvation aspect Jesus became of A Name higher and over any other name in Power and Nature and all of revealed natural creation and special principalities and powers as well Isaiah 52; Phil. 2:1-12. Jesus, though in the form of God did not think equality with God something to be grasped. He emptied Himself, made Himself of no reputation and became the bondservant of men. He was obedient to death, even death on a cross Phil. 2. In the same manner Jesus was equal with God so He became the bondslave of man. Jesus said, “And I, If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto Me.” The Father draws whom he wills by revealing to us the Divinity of the Son. And He became sin on a cross as a principle and became all the sins of the whole world in essence from the beginning of ancient time to the last born baby at the end of time as we will know it for our salvation. Substituted in our place before God for our sins, Christ said victoriously, "It is Finished!" at last, (tetelestai, meaning the end of a perfect process,) presenting in an Eternity of Eternities His Righteous Holy Blood to God the Father, but He comes back to preach out of the other side of an Eternity of Eternities from an empty Tomb as well on the third day raising us too in Himself He exalts us to high position to sit in the Heavenly Places like a rock and solid in Him! We now are raised, regenerated, justified, born anew because what God has Done for us we being born of God we're born from above, righteously right on with God by peace with God, through the Blood of His cross by new birth, saved. We were a bondslave to sin but now forgiven, are alive awakened to Jesus Christ encountering God. We belong as reborn children of God because He lives and God chose the weak things of this world to show the mighty, even the despised things on earth to show God is right. Even the death angel having passed over Israel seeing The Blood, saw we survived and are bondslaves of God and princes and princesses of Himself. This the kipporath in Hebrew our covering. Our names were written in The Lamb's Book of Life when we decided for Christ. We believed God through our Lord Christ our entire lives long and will be ushered into Eternity saved by faith. But until we continue in faith the implication is God is only going to go so far with our sinful ways after we knowing truth but also knowing His Holiness He in effect takes our names out of The Book of the Lamb's Life if we refusing to live sanctified by the words of this life a pattern of long disobedience over God knows how much time though born anew Christian in replaced life by The Messiah re:smorgasbord of abundant life varied diversely in lifestyle but instead we're disobedient to that Heavenly vision, become self-condemned. This is the other side of grace. A warning. There is no election to Heaven or Hell though we end there in either of those two places but only election to holiness or a life thereof as a born again believer in Jesus if we desire it. It's there and we must be born again. Marvel not is the phrase Jesus says. We must place our lives in His hands and by faith stand fully assured. We don't give place to the enemy for one minute by placing doubt or presumption to God here. To give place or a foothold to the devil himself would be like one of his devices he uses against. So we must have no place for the enemy’s tricks. Satan asked God if he could sift Peter like wheat. Peter's name God chose was Peter so He Peter wanted Peter as his name itself but instead Satan that devil tried to change it to wheat. But God gave him the name, Peter which he kept! Ruth would have had her name changed to Mara, meaning bitter, but after that tragedy of her husband's death she was only defined by the name God gave her, Ruth! She must have been very hungry in the Hebrew land but Boaz her and our Kinsman Redeemer provided. Christ intercedes/prays for us and our faith to succeed as he did Peter’s to withstand all evil and resist it living in the same name defined God gives us and in displaying love for God in the Spirit especially at Pentecost Acts 2 Peter’s faith succeeded and so for our entire faith to prosper as well Christ prays Col. 1:8. No one can take you out of the Father's hands, Jesus said. But can we walk out disobedient? We are the object of His affection held by His hands within His grip as we hold on too. If we knew this we would hold on for dear life more. In the Gospel we now can know a Righteousness of God declared apart from the Law or apart from works in the Son having accepted that impartation of grace or unmerited favor in salvation. We Died with Christ and were and are raised in Him up the scripture says. We in a right believing relationship with God worship in spirit and in truth and rejoice in Him, in Who He Is as bondslaves of His and sons and daughters of the King Jesus and we're declared forgiven. "He was delivered up," it says of God's Foreknowledge and Determinate Counsel in Acts 2 and in Romans 4:25, “He was put to Death for our offenses, but indeed was Raised again for our justification." That delivering up and Raising up is Justification from sin in the stance before God by faith in grace we have IN HIM. Just-as-if-we-had-not-sinned is another quip saying His forgiveness. Our believing is in God believing in that standing and by faith in Jesus's blood through grace. Forgiven we can be seated in Heavenly places with Jesus and know we're the Righteousness of God in Christ and in the Covenant Relationship we've established by response with Him holy blameless and above reproach Col. 1! God will declare this standing in position over us Christ having presented us to Him on that Day (Holy, Blameless, and above Reproach!) We are and will be the Church Triumphant without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, united in Him in Heaven. He Died an Unjust Cruel Death On The Cross (Capitals To Emphasize it was God in J.C.,) so that we might re: go free. Christ makes us right: right with God and right with our world! We went free to a forgiven spiritual life of born again spiritual freedom unmerited or undeserved, with God sealed, when we get saved, preserving an Eternal inheritance undefiled reserved in Heaven waiting for us from Father God Himself. In Him we have redemption, even the forgiveness of sins. We were and are in recovery in Jesus transferred translated conveyed into the Kingdom of His dear Son Col. 1:13,14. But our sins were laid upon Him. This fact made me wonder as a child: it was the fact my sin might have been a hostile part of it (consenting to His crucifixion) and that He BECAME all our sins also. Jesus is both the sin-bearer and the scapegoat of the Laws of Moses. He bore our sinful selves but took them (our sins) into the wilderness (to never be found.) But we were there as He was crucified and Risen again, we were there in His cross and in His Ressurrection. I was a sinful person as a child who had guilt and desire to impact my world in a good way (some innocence) but as well I was lavished with mindfulness of inquisitive artisan spirit of learning and greatly beloved spirit (I have had good godly Christian saved parents who really loved me.) And my parents and we their children Douglas, Barbara, DeeDee, and myself, David had and have Bible reading and prayer regularly growing up and with who we went to Church with, fellowship. That didn't save me. Knowing about God facts does not mean that one knows God implicitly and explicitly. Being at McDonald's does not make you a hamburger and their is no instant with God. Jesus Christ did Save me by my confession of faith in Himself, determinedly praying just as I am for it, and the Holy Spirit's confirming me with a deposit. Spiritually spiritual terms are discerned by the fear of The Lord spiritually. I went to church and in every pew and in every member's voice I heard Agape (God’s kind of love,) from God and Phileo (brotherly) love to me from God plainly. And I came near to Heavenly Father God knowing individually I knew I needed to know God. I needed Jesus. I came personally to know God experientially through Jesus Christ becoming my Savior and Lord and became a disciple immediately to follow through. I accepted His salvation from the oceans of sin. I came kicking and screaming and dragging my feet (herkuo) as we all must do sometime (like a net being dragged of fish,) knowing my Personal DNA had to have God's DNA saving me up close in His personal loving Touch benefiting, helping. We can humbly at least say, with God's help, "I thank you God, for Your mercy," as I realize our genetic predisposition is to sin and on the other hand His great mercy through and in Jesus Christ leads us in Adam (Christ is our last Adam,) to everlasting life in getting saved through Jesus. "There were many facets to Christ's suffering He endured," says Al Stein, we benefit from. We share in participating in Christ's afflictions through suffering for Christ's sake and Righteousness' sake committing to live godly at the cross now. We will be giving account of our lives to God for all Eternity. Do you want to know Him?! We were there at His Death (and His Resurrection as well,) for the Bible says so in Romans. "Crucify!" they yelled and "crucify," a second time they yelled and we wonder if we would have said the same. God saw fit to overlook, save, redeem oh so much! Why did Jesus rescue us? It's because we needed an outstation of strong saving strength of saving Ransom even redemption from sin. In one sense, only He can tell us or I that answer of why personally He saved us when we go to see Him in Heaven because it is bondslaves of Christ as our position now and in anonymity somewhat and in the tip of the iceberg here the unknown re: the big part of it. His love is one recalls like a gentle flowing easy tributary river, gentle, ever sweet, the Gaithers sang in the Seventies, and because He lives I too will live. To respond with, "thank you," is all we can do by God's intervention and to worship offering then to God our entire being in hearing the Voice of God according to the Gospel. It's gratefulness on our part and thankfulness always in all things. It's being mental assent with the facts of salvation, (Divine prickly conviction with those facts from His Spirit,) commitment to God, and Christ, follow through, or continuation of belief in Jesus and thus obedience to God lifelong in faith, and grace, and Christ motivationally satisfying after close hard completely being blown away... by God's love! We then walk on justified, Just with the justifier, Father God, just as if we had never sinned or had in fact experientially always obeyed God (in Eden.) But first conviction, then commitment to repent, and finding Salvation close precious over a lengthy time period while becoming a disciple then saved. Mental assent as our Pastor Rich says, commitments, and follow through then indeed.
LEARNING FROM OUR PAST TO WALK IN JESUS CHRIST IN THE BASICS IN NEWNESS OF LIFE: And Jesus arose the third day! He's Alive! All of Christianity hinges on the Resurrection being true! His birth, His life, His Holy Righteous blood, death and subsequent life are efficacious and totally boldly efficient for our benefit. God is merciful to our unrighteousness. Our sins and iniquities He will remember them no more Hebrew. 8:12. This is quite a benefit. In this Eternally timeless yet timely love act affectionately the affront of the Gospel is not taken away. You see up close near the heart of God in the matter re: the love of God offends you and me some for it is not unlike sunshine unexpectedly on a cloudy day or creamery toast on butter and toasted eggs benedict. Taste like that brings ecstatic plush comfort that we sometimes don't give glory to God for nor thank God for, enough. Think of the Vengeful Anger and Wrath of God against sin (because sin harms us, doesn't honor nor give glory to God in honor neither and He must judge it) but in the present now not expressed mercifully (an age of grace) but instead in Chesed, re: God's grace and Lovingkindness now lovingly manifest. Like the coals of fire, kindness is expressed by God like He commands us to forgive too others in Romans twelve! The feeling expressed is like is as of us being lavished upon by God some way re: naturally, or spiritually at the Cross re: spoiled children but redeemed and saved (even the best of us are treason material, tricked into complacency and pressumption) then, for attempting more than is our lot, at or trying at stealing (we assume constantly everything is ours as a sin or taking it all for granted, taken for our advantage we're doing really) and not relatively giving thanks for our Eternal Life or partial portion of other things in His wind with near intent to give Him that thanks for what He has Created and Provided for us and Saved us from and take a step.., but instead transgress (see Romans 1:21ff.) We can trace this back to Adam, the very first man. When we do this transgress we were wrong before God. But such were some of you. Now we're sanctified in the Son. We assume too much as general rule and presume too much for ourselves. But coming back 180 degrees to God in repentance (metanoia) turning to God then is the gift of God at Salvation received where the cost effective budget real Kingdom reality is the Blood applied, the axe laid against the tree, and the Christ's Lordship and grace God wants to give us, “Zoe (The God Kind of Life,) and Righteousness (gift in His rightness),” in God's Intervention indeed supernaturally doing it. We experience God's goodness and His grace to God's credit is intact whole. However, the using of His Son’s Blood unthankfully by us on a disobedient path symbolizes the bad effects a la sin’s consequence we can get into (not giving thanks.)
BUT GOD LET'S US KNOW THE HOLY FROM THE PROFANE: That's the secret in Christ we have, that we have faith hope and love in our lives with the Holy Spirit and truth on our side as pillars of the Christian life and don't have to sin anymore, we have a choice now. Christ went before us everywhere humanity went. He supplies the love, peace, and joy to live jubilant steady lives of overcomers. Where Christ took on the sarx sinful nature tackling it successfully even through every temptation known to man He had power to conquer it perfectly. In Him we can too overwhelmingly. Without Him at best we flop around helplessly. Christ is our victory celebration. Where sin abounds, God's grace does much more abound. Before we chose to sin naturally not knowing it was for me He Died so now in Christ within we make a real concrete evidential efficient transforming supernatural difference to the impacting of our world. We get a revelation inside of the timelessness of sin and sins and their transient temporary nature. Christ obeyed naturally and we can make an attempt at a seamless life like His. We, His church, say and obey, "God forbid." Transformation of us then is like He did Himself on the Mt. Hermon Mount of Tranfiguration. It's supernatural. He knows our limits re: our borders. But we tend to remake boundaries that keeps us in a state of ritualism. Rituals are a part of dead religion. Relationship to God is where we live now and what matters and it's by grace. Grace has a drenching feel to it. Like whitewater rafting and being gone over with wave upon wave of water. But He always leads us in triumph in Christ. Christ said, "and I if I be lifted up will draw all men unto Myself." This is He getting up on that cross and remaining on it in our behalf. We sit on a stool at the foot of the Cross in awe. We worship God for such love! Life thus gets us more in love with the Savior with everything we go through. If we stumble re: fail we get healed re: forgiven first. We get back on the path. We're stewards albeit if we become born again saved and in God’s way and time we become born of God all things becoming surrendered to Him, yes in newness of life, like fresh dew on the surface of the ground, and we being His prince or princess. But you or I must have this born again saved experience denying ourself, taking up our cross, and following Jesus Christ individually to begin and, over time indeed not overnight-like begin to live a ‘newness of life,’ life. We are indeed sin-bearing in need desperately of a Savior until we are found by Him. We are not a part of the ninety and nine that need no repentence forgiveness at the start of our saved journey but are indeed the lost one Jesus finds. Every Christian born again has this experience. But we literally are trying to or attempting at stealing the (taking) credit away from God for His calling to a Christian life exposed in grace when sinning. But God forbid. God gives more grace. We try to abstain from sin as believers even the separation of appearance of evil in Him. But we do fail. We may attempt the abduction of His glory or credit due Him unknowingly at a trespass or sin but really it's impossible to even measure the credit due God or His glory. However, God's glory and passion for His way always gets the go ahead green light. We are unable to help ourselves from sinning when in Adam we were sinning being enticed and conceiving a sin even a sinfully treacherous act though (but now having Christ wielding Dunamus power over sin and evil within us so sinning would be absurd as habitual lifestyle.) But until we come to Christ receiving from Him, forgiveness, as indeed sinners we're in this futile situation stuck. So we keep short accounts and get forgiveness and encounter Christ and follow in future. This is what the eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil did in Eden rather than eating of the Tree of life or other trees. It has given us the propensity to sin as sinners. Nazi Germany is an example. Such enormous overall harm (sin in Greek is harmatia) has come to humanity by humanity's denial of sin and/or sins, and sinning. Calling it a mistake will not pass the muster! Calling it sin and simply put: wrong choices is calling a spade a spade which is right. All sin is against God. It is sin and missing the mark and as such is the dirty deed. God's answer is Roman's 6:1, "What shall we say then, shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?" God forbid. How shall we who Died to sin live any longer (in it?) But where sin abounded grace does much more abound! God gives us victory over the very consequences of our sins. He sees the end result if we go on in them. If we repent of our sins we win in the end. Sins pay a wage, death and if tragedy strikes to a death physically Eternal Death in hell results if we've lived like hell. You can pay or let Someone Else pay your sin debt for you. Thus God became Jesus at just the right time and vicariously suffered and Died and won us and everything someday back submitted to Himself back if we believe individually for getting saved! As Temples of His Spirit we’re a part of His whole pie individually. It was His objective all along our sanctification and Adoption and potentially He won us, our hearts, not in a New Age philosophy but spiritually He Saved us, from sin, to become who we are which is sanctified and one with the Sanctifier, God. Salvation, which is in Him, we get His Being Essence returned whole to Him intimate holy summed up as we returned to Him thus being limited humans. Is your name written in the Lamb's Book of life? Have you been born again? The writer of the Gospel of John asks. We being nutrified and nurtured of God's pasture, by still water as well, eating God’s Manna and Bread of Life gratefully from Jesus's nourishment (the Tree of Life!,) don't touch in reality God's perfectness of Agape love at all in a marring of God's glory. God's glory is His Being. Knowing God (Epignoskgo,) (experiential intimate knowledge,) we are in fact RESTORED To God. God offers every one of us always this particular care to draw near and know He's self-sufficient. And for His glory and honor they are intact to prosper in God's hand within us because we obey the axios (Greek the worthiness of Christ) and walk worthy (axios,) (like looking in a mirror) so instead getting saved honestly of His own heart conditions of salvation which are to make us more like Christ aware of Jesus the Answer for us for He is for us. This happens as root and fruit of the Gospel: Christ is our salvation and the fruit of that, Christlikeness. Simply put the weight of glory that shall be revealed in us far outstrips the suffering for and in and with Christ our Shepherd we undergo for His Name’s sake. He is our peace. He IS our Salvation and by His manifesting of grace and mercy to us through a show of His love at the cross living a cross life before Him we in a personal on fire relationship with Himself get on fire re: He the provision for. We acquire the fire. That means denying ourselves taking up our cross and following too. He evokes within us to make a generous Evangelical love response to Him from forgiveness received, mercy, and grace having a revelation of what He’s Done, the Finished Works, in saving forgiveness. And that's a first, rescue from sin, the acts, the deeds, the thoughts, the attitudes and the emotions. Jesus takes away the sinful aspects bringing a forgiven renewed mind or restored consciousness of heightened right living. It was more than enough the Blood Jesus presented to God the Father for our Salvation Righteousness and propitiation or expiation. Even one drop of Jesus's Blood would be enough. We're forgiven family. We don't need to pretend with fig leaves. Let's face the music that Jesus lived a sinless life and having Died, Arose from the Dead Resurrected and is Glorified. God 'needed' a sinless life from somewhere to satisfy His Righteousness, fill His Holiness, and maintain His justice. All sin requires a just payment and consequences apart from that are Eternal Death. The Father’s Mighty Arm got it for Him in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the archetype for the Arm of God's right hand in scripture. We in the Cross are made shielded by Christ from the wrath of God in Him re: our relationship through the Blood. But more than that we are brought close. It is efficacious, efficient for Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. We're born again sanctified at once (moment of personal asking Christ inside the heart, saved,) yet following Him: and unless we believe in gradual sanctification He God doing it, also of over long periods of time as well we do stagnate. We're moved nonetheless to draw near, draw close, confessing and proclaiming Him for knowing Christ's Finished Works evokes within us that having come to Christ this is what happened: we have known right from wrong originally been chiefest of sinners freely confessed, growing up from childhood but sinned and soon hearing Gospel from someone doing the testify with boldness of the salvation plan of God knowing Him second chance saved. We are born of God, new again, becoming like Christ in a sanctification seeking His face, His Work within moving within seeking His face with all our heart. God offers us all an open opportunity, a radically redeemed saved life born again! We individually apply it and will want to follow close to our Lord for bold right living in lifestyle. But we're originally created for knowing Him personally by pressing in to see Jesus like the Holy Grail was pursued by Indy Jones only better now for real but accepting Him now born again He lifting His Countenance and face upon us by His Presence within in a mystery within which is Christ inside the hope of glory to us and favor and fellowship of God's love. In all our ways we acknowledge Him in trust then straight on. He makes our paths STRAIGHT ON then. God is a God of second chances. We want to talk to Him a lot more fluently, having admitted we're sinners and but struck even evoked too by God's love whether tangibly from other believer's love or personal experience that we gravitate near, talk, and converse with Him near up close like in a stimulating sparks a-flying 'sparks from metal striking metal' talk knowing Christ experiencially inside. We're friends together God and I. "I am a friend of God." He calls me friend! Talk with Him then over a fish fry or a sourdough breakfast meal conversation in unified diversity. We acknowledge Him wanting to be talking it up with Him more in His aspect of Provident Hands. We want to know greater and more fully the excellent nature of God's forgiveness! The greater ethical reality of His Good Holy Nature and Just Holy Righteous Character over us seen, observed, and known by us is in goodness believed and is transforming us and we begin to know how good He is more and more in His Nature unto glorious awe-filled Christian worship and holy living. This is not our nature. It's not our religion. This is His business. This is Jesus coming in invited. This is Eternal life deposited inside the believer by the Holy Son of God. He makes us a new species with new natures that we learn habitually don't sin. He must increase. I must decrease. He must be exalted more and more. He's worthy. And personally we want to be forever drawn by the Father to get to know (Him) throughout life by His Person and Work of the Son, Jesus Christ; but...this ongoing intensity of pursuit but according to how God wills. Christianity is a simple thing. Aspiring to know the Person of God greater and to be available better to increase in the knowledge of God and in word, thought, attitude, and acts beloved, to do so, we are not to be trying on a mask before Him too, nor be of so ready a mind as to be lifting one up to put on. We want to walk and live honest before God and men. We fallatiously don't want to be members of the O.K. Corral as well as if to say anything is an absolute good from Him flippantly in O.K. Corral. It's ok to not be ok in other words. God is in control. We don't earn His love, but we do experience it.
He reigns! Hallelujah! He Reigns! He Reigns!
Ask, seek, and knock!
"Seek the Lord while He may be found, call on Him while He is near." Bow before Him. How often in my family my Dad and Mother called on us as individuals to Bible reading and prayer as did we four children of their Devotion quiet time a greater good of glorification to God of all things in our influence. Our family searched the Spirit as He searches all things and sought the Lord for mercy in time of need and received mercy and grace to rely more./span>
Parents and children loved God passionately very much. With thankfulness we learned to discern God's Intimate Presence from the mundane of life. Revelations of His aid were matched by fullness of His care and love. We had close encounters with Jesus spending time with Him.
His LOVE being IN me and I ran to Him because He came to me seeing me from a far way off. It was when I as a child of four recognized from hearing the goodly and godly plan of salvation it clicked spiritually that I was sinful and I was sinful and spiritually different and wanted that difference to be for God and good spiritually and I wanted truly His salvation and invited Christ in, became born again, saved, God's friend. Saved now- set apart for God of myself - dedicated in life to Him and in lifestyle of Christlike behavior growing, I'm IN HIM. The Lord says, "You shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart!" And it has been so. Renouncing pride in my own works which are as filthy rags to God, I and the Holy Spirit Who is heart satisfying within are removing any haughtiness as well for I can bow and please Him through the Blood! I bow to God humbly and accept His Son, Jesus' Payment for my sinful past. At the young age of four I knew I had sinned. I recognized my sinful falling short in a magnified microscopic scrutinizing exhaustive view of my sin and telescoped broadcast to all of the previous expense of what the Cost in His Blood was that He paid for me in full re: my God's great Salvation Ransom and Redemption. Thank you Father that you help us see our sins upon that cross. Romans in the New Testament says, "Let your giving be with a cheerful heart." And it says, "Put on The Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh." So how do I pray Lord God? I ask. I want Heaven as Jesus spoke of in all of its splendor. But how do we obtain the power to access a conduit to a newness of life now in godliness? God's supply is "It's the mystery (of God,) Christ within the hope of glory". Mystery means simply put, out of capacity to synchronize or without ability to measure or measurability. As a child I accepted the Gospel in The Lord Jesus in my head and my heart and I followed. I knew once Christ came inside me I’d be different and as I did encounter Him it would not be easy. It never is easy to follow Jesus Christ. One does not get to Heaven by roller skating on roller skates nor volleyball but entirely by Grace. I prayed in school, Father God teach me then how to pray as I want to ask You how to pray. As I receive You I receptively receive you in receive mode! God helped me not syncretize religiously with culture but to come out of the world and culture and be transformed shining my light. And thank God He tore the veil from the top to the bottom of it in the Temple immediately upon Christ's Death 2000 years ago in the curtain there so access to Himself is blasted open and He's approachable completely in the latter days meaning of New Covenant. But it's not our place to manipulate God instead but obediently one turns to like and love everything He does! Boldly you are commanded to come to Him! And to draw near! It's important to submit to God first in Christ in His way in everything. You can become as you are one Who God thinks, says, and dreams you are for His Son's Mercy in Transforming Power changes renovates reconstitutes re-excites you, indeed morphe's you forms you to the image of His Son having forgiven us our sins from the color of scarlet transforming to white as snow or wool. He calls into being those things that are not as if they were and we need to know God intimately by fellowship of relationship so that we have a relationship of friendship/fellowship restored (with Him.) He daily wants to do something anew for you and to you. Daily we see new mercies appear from God as it were moment by Moment and indeed "every morning". You can expect every morning to say, "I can't without You Lord," and however, "with You I most certainly can!" You know He loves me and I know. It's important that I remain in His love. It's personally important of necessity to abide in the Vine, Christ. It’s my personal Pardon, to have received His Blood in revelation of Himself up close of His divine favor in salvation and my giving my thank you my entire life through, my obedience, my follow through to say thank you lovingly in response in response. His grace covers us all as He Died for all. Have you in your comfort zone had a crisis and become born again? Born of God? born of the Spirit? Belonging to God just so close? Do you have a near walk? He loved us first. Love so amazing enthralls us. It's Him is the reason why we love. One admits being wrong in the sight of God and then accepts receives the Greatest Gift of Jesus's Death applied as our individual applied personal Salvation. We accept the Person of His Presence inside as He ministers magnanimously. Tragedy may strike but growing up in Christ on good ground we know convinced that God loves us, accepts us, and loving God back fervently back becomes second nature in goodness knowing He loves me who I am, just as I am and I come, and worshipping Who He is, gratefully thankfully I keep in a step by step obedient cadence (steucho in Greek) (rhythmn or step,) with the Holy Spirit! "Parapeteo," in Greek is for a far more wide rhythm and step in the Spirit thus also. This is all by grace so far and in bold endurance my choice and my desire is: to run my spiritual race to the end of life in endurance with perseverance also bravely. Let Jesus the Living Logos or Living Rema (they mean the same,) explain The Plan He's created, to myself, I'm in, reading Jeremiah 29:11 and the entire Bible! I'm committed to take the plunge in to buy the field belonging to Christ where His treasure is buried in and wait patiently occupying (Eklesia called by grace out of this world's thinking and essence, actively) to the end! But for the religious trappings of the so called experts of theology we worship free (with untold liberty,) so let's stay away from liberal cults completely for it's itching ears and bad for you and deceiving theology of the like that poses an extreme problem to genuine faith with false teaching. The crux of the false is believing its about works and myself instead of about Jesus Christ and His Deity and His Works and to be following Him. We don't need to allow cults a minute of our time but to be a witness. Gnosis is having or claiming to have hidden knowledge. But knowing accursed is everyone proclaiming a false gospel we stop struggling to be good enough and let The Excitement of the Holy Spirit and Jesus take over and grace and peace following after the Holy Spirit to control us. Let's not become weary in well doing for we shall reap if we faint not. The Holy Spirit has the big picture or panorama photograph so let's take His Eternal panoramic view and call on God asking, seeking, and knocking for just necessary items to produce the Gospel witnessing unto Him. Let's see spiritually clearly the Bigger Plan now not just in the future beyond now because for the present time we've made mental assent, we've made commitment, and to count the cost and to follow Christ all the way. This is faith in Him leading to trust in Himself. We're prepared to meet Him having open hearts to compassionately feed and care and walk with the burdens of everyone like the seven deacons with tuna fish wedge sandwiches. We placed and positioned in The Kingdom of The Son are by translation, conveyed, transferred into it by Christ's winning at Calvary! We need to realize the benefits of redemption forgiveness, experience it, (and inside have an uplift up up and out.) It's the importance of the release of the Spirit as Watchman Nee said. God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we could ask or seek after by the Dunamus power that works within us Ephesians 3:20. Every soulful place our foot treads upon melding in abiding in Him we do efficaciously walk out into boldly rejoicing knowing Who Christ Is! Christ is the I AM of every good and perfect gift coming down from the Father of Lights with Whom we have no variableness nor shadow of turning! The past present and future we then trust with Him explicitly saying, "If God wills." They indeed testify soon greatly in Christ at the cross to the God's Finished works. In the storms of life I'll prevail because with Him I can do all things through Christ even through great trials or thillipsis (Greek tight place of immobility, without Him seemingly so,) for He is for us for we're born again spending time with Him in prison on His side then! I will answer my critics by II Kings 6:8-23 as Elisha said to The Lord, "open his eyes God," about his servant, in the war with roving bands against Israel. "Show my servant that many more are with us than with them." By grace through faith then I will follow our Lord to the end victorious even singing songs in Him in prison. The Kingdom of God and that of His Dear Son is just that, the Lordship of the Holy Spirit in and over every area of existence. Let's claim His Lordship and if you've never done so accept Him and His Salvation in the Son's Name: When coming to God come through Jesus Christ. Come to the Father through the Son for now is the time to worship. Worship in spirit and truth. And pray.
The Scripture Portion: In scripture particularly there in a Book called Isaiah chapter 55 God gives us precious words and invites us to salvation re: to drink with Him by bonds of relationship and fellowship and as He wrote in verse one: "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..
A Song With Great Lyrics
When God Ran by Benny Hester & John Parenti
The Great I Am
Commanding King of Kings
And the only time,
the only time I ever saw Him run
He ran to me,
Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
And said "My son's come home again".
Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice
He said "Son, do you know I still love you?"
It caught me by surprise when God ran
The day I left Home,
I knew I'd broken His heart
I wondered if
Things would ever be the same,
Then one night,
I remembered His love for me
And down that dusty road, ahead I could see
It was the only time,
the only time I ever saw Him run
Was when He ran to me,
Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
And said "My son's come home again".
Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice
He said "Son, do you know I still love you?"
It caught me by surprise, It dropped me to my knees When God ran
Holy God, Righteous One
Who turned my way
Now I know, You've been waiting
For this day
The Good News of the Gospel is still the VERY best great good news: Jesus Christ has Died, was Buried, And Has Risen again Glorified, Justifying me from my sins for my justification unto Life! Many have seen Him alive! Above 500 people at some point! Have You re: Come To Him to receive? Not for the fishes and loaves alone? How Do You Like Your Salvation, and do you know you ARE, to know Heaven will be yours, to at last come to be Found By God, And (Introduced fully to the Recreating Rejuvenating RSVP that is Salvation or One Way Love: It's His Amazing Love and He Welcomes you and everyone from His Biblical Redemption Story to become An Intimate Friend Of God And Be Who God says you (already) are, a radically saved born of God individual, tied into grace born of God alive! Christ's life streaming from inside to you even the Blood delivers one from sin replacing your existing life with Himself while you’re becoming a Bond-slave of the Master, Alive to God and Personhood of God more and more and, alive like from death to life, and hopeful now, and Died to sin, even dead to sin and self. You are a New Covenant New Creature in Christ in New Nature in claiming to become saved born again. In an encounter with God conscious desire for God and/or higher consciousness of forgiveness for service unto God now even of an abundant Christian Life of re: renewed thinking to be thinking of and in the mind of Christ From God Starting Over Again In This Everlasting Life Being Born Twice then you are spot on ready for Heaven being ready to please God at a whim perfectly even for when you get to Heaven. Being consistently ready for spontaneous choices to follow an obedient life to God in Christ growing into awareness spiritually of the Person and Work of Christ within, and more fully cognizant in fellowship ascent for God's timing spiritually in your life in all ways you daily are anticipating expecting His outcomes and meet right with God and with others on good terms and know it’s Him in fellowship in you in His Divine perfection of love. Knowing you're in submission to God you're asking Him to solve all your problems and for the Holy Spirit to take control of your life in every situation you're surrounding yourself with and so you thrive and in Him are complete even whole.
Never underestimate what Christ in you can accomplish! Build yourself up on your most holy faith! Remain in God's love! It's knowing that God’s Presence is with you in you and in might FOR you. God is FOR you. He never leaves nor forsakes. And knowing Christ in you from spending time with Him and Him crucified and anywhere you’re a witness! That He gives you the faith to believe as His gift only from Him and I have Died, (Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:1-7; Colossians 3:3) with Christ, in Christ and am raised in Him to newness of life to live through our Christ Redeemer in the Heavenly places you become spiritually strong! Make no mistake in estimation, we will sin and do sin. But then in repenting in turning to Him in Godly sorrow (not to be repented of) and when necessary from indwelling sin to harmony plead for forgiveness though you're His children lost in that moment though saved overall because not knowing by righteous hesitation nor being humbly aware of God being with you (tempted to not give thanks,) nor that we have CRUCIFIED the affections and lusts of the sinful nature, we miss an opportunity to obey God and we stumble and slip and fall and sin, ow, that hurts even writing it, but knowing that in I John 1:9 it says in prayer upon confession of faith to God our sins we HAVE FORGIVENESS AFFECTIONATELY granted in Him recognizing fellowship restored or reconciled indeed from He Who never leaves us is always available. This Grace is not a license to sin. Romans 6 says, to consider yourself meaning whole being, especially your body, soul, and spirit literally Died to sin, and alive to God. Therefore crucify your ungodly desires (killing them, or wearing them hanging on a cross) knowing you are dead (to them Gal. 5:24.) Nothing that is of God can or will disappoint us. But we say hoping in Him on His side now our new nature causes us to be abounding in Him and must say no to some things. When our hope is in The Lord our life has never a greater more go ahead green light as well as then. Things and people may fail but God doesn't. God's goal is a close walk to Him in Him.
Entrance (Abundant)(Someday) To Utopia/Paradise: 3rd Heaven when this life is through is yours by His claim and promise upon your life based on His oath to you. But will He find faith on the earth when He comes back. Abraham was promised from prophecy reward which is the inheritance and so will you expect to obtain acknowledging God's righteousness in the Son received by you within is a gracious Gift meaning not from yourself but from His grace sealed for all Eternity. It's by His faith humbly this Gift is received from Christ's Person and Work to you through His gracious love made real animating us. God has Done all He’s going to do in the cross. Speaking in practice making His words come forth from beautiful feet of our own in permanence meekly trembling the reason within spontaneously you that you have hope so we’re ready to talk. We literally and chronologically and by adjusted methods are laying up treasure in Heaven knowing that where our treasure is, our heart is also. Heaven is a wonderful place. Just wait on the Rapture occupying until He come say, and The Bema Seat we from a goodness exclaim! Truly grand, the Bible consistently says it will be so for it is Paradise/Heaven so get ready. "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart or imagination of man, what God has prepared for them that love Him.” I Corinthians 2:1ff) but God has revealed them to us by His Spirit. God reveals the deep things of Himself. Do you know we'll boldly go where no man has gone before? For we'll meet those that have gone before, so do you know that through Christ how to get to the Promised Land there, or even a clue re: the redemption portion in Titus that says, "For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts, and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the Kindness and love of God toward man appeared, NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of Eternal life." It's all of Christ and about Him and all by grace. "..This is the love not that we loved God but that He loved us.."- I John 4:7, 10, 12. This love of God tackling constantly in motion and toward you is for your wellness for God is for you! Re: your use selflessly, without a cloak of maliciousness on you but in sincere service, letting Christ wrestle with the sinners heart, for He has for your use made love agape and phileo ready. It will mean much more as you grow in born again awareness even of His acts of love for you daily and is consummated by His Almighty Work on the Cross IN YOUR BEHALF. We realize He has been FOR us. This love agape, even phileo love from brothers re: unconditional love from God, has made a deep and wide profound effect on you and its in you if you said yes to Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God truly in the Spirit and you're born again if you came to Christ to follow the Spirit to the end. Whatever God's solution is to any problem we have to accept it. The mind behind the flesh is what is sin, the weakness of temptations we go through. But now we're bondslaves of Christ with unemployable hands to sin. Jesus Christ carried the sarx or sinful nature but with such choice that He succeeded in. The tendency is for us to lessen Jesus's humanity. Hebrews says He was in all points tempted as we are yet without sin. Two groups of Gnosticism were problems. One was docetism which is Jesus was Casper the friendly ghost. This one heresy is gnostics felt Jesus was only a spirit. The other heresy was Jesus was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Legalism. Legalists could be Stoics or Epicureans. None of these heresies held to the true the pillars of a Christian Life in tow like faith, hope, and love, and truth nor marks of being a Christian (of Jesus Christ) written in Colossians by Paul the Apostle. In Colossians Portrayal of Jesus was He was PreEminant, Supreme, Going before anything else. Supremacy of Christ and His Character is what is important in His Power doing it rather than rules and deadening desires that were made to be enjoyed. Lower desires yes need deadening but allow Christ to work that in you in their proper place and time.
"Are you going to Narnia? To live for Jesus? We can live for Jesus no matter what circumstance or situation we surround our selves with. In order for this you need a relationship of born againness to allow Christ's victory in every situation and circumstance to come out. Law came through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:1,2. If we were to find out one thing, that thing better be Jesus. It's not a bad thing to be what God thinks you to be and wants for you to become. Do we trust the will of God? Thats it. When you have Jesus you have all it takes to be what God wants you to be. Are you doing the Christian work God wants you to do? Good Intentions. The road to hell is paved with them. Even the good ones. But we should place our hands in God's hands and never let them go. Do the will of the Father in Heaven. It's the very next step God wants you to do. It could be very simple to do this, like giving a friend a phone call or going on a walk with someone. Jesus is the Embodiment of Truth." -Pastor Rich Catapano. Under strong spiritual leaders as under Christ's hand we submit. Pastor Rich follows Christ indeed with tenacity tenaciously!
WHAT IT IS TO REMAIN ALIVE IN HIM: Do you know albeit in ignorance but with a naive intelligence by sheer genius of it but of knowing from other's mistake however that God's love expressed in the Bible is very real and that He loves you very very much? "God is love," says I John 4:7,8 and we must communicate God's love by deeds and truth. It's Wonderful His Magnificent Love! John 13:33,34. Love one another.
KNOW WISDOM WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO!
Go back two thousand years to a lonely place called Golgotha where we are given a Choice. It's called Evangelical Response! The ball is in your court as the saying goes in B-ball. Saying yes to Jesus Christ involves Commitment Regeneration as I quote in Titus before and Justification as I quoted in Romans 4:25ff and Adoption Rom. 8:ff; Gal.3,4, even Sanctification is by His doing alone giving Him your Body as a living sacrifice in the process. There is a road of separation unto God being made into near relationship with God and the image of Jesus Christ being returned and over time well spent with Him quite well being reconciled with every person not perfectly at all on earth nor vertically pure in an utmost sense but until we see Him in Redeemed Glorified Bodies in Heaven we pursue the goal of conformation to Christ's Death in pursuit of God. His fullness gained as we walk in Holiness from Him we happily fellowshipping but nonetheless in Christ will thus be shielded from wrath in Him. We walk in Christ's Righteousness as a Gift through grace. Grace means God would do for us what we can't for ourselves and even if we were the only one on earth. Grace moves us forward being what Christ did on the cross, Finished Work. Remember by the Blood God passes over you re: the Death angel. Grace is the operation on us keying in on God’s intervention. The road to Zion is paved within your heart. He tenderly with His Voice kindly tenderly testifying personally of Himself ministering to you within strongly loves you strongly unconditionally everlastingly and lavishes on you intimate prodigious intimate gracious love infinitely powerful and yet with care freshly with firm might, affectionate warring gentleness at the Cross. From all aspects of this view of reconciliation He strongly loves you FIRST!! Through grace's conduit hole, love is SHED ABROAD BY THE HOLY SPIRIT as forgiveness in your heart WHO DOES NOT COUNT your sins against you! Know that there is Hope! It's like we never sinned or instead were righteous to begin with from the beginning (but we know we have sinned!) We keep both truths in a corner of our minds. Of Importance we determine firmly to stay steady full circle secure in His grip and balanced in secure feeling. Even though we say thank you God for such wondrous salvation we remain undeserving. The only merit for salvation is Jesus Christ alone forever matter settled. We do not despair of ourselves or one another but creep up into God's lap where we hear Lullabies and choruses played on instruments and sung. YOU ARE LOVED! (Hear the music?!) You are happily in unity loved and bondslaves of each other in love with and for each other in the Lord. We help our skill set getting saved admitting first our lost condition and other's skills' sets we gain interest in helping then on. We have Good Samaritan compassion and endless agony to feel from our spleen care and empathy. Hope is established on the only one foundation, Jesus Christ. Hope is God's Salvation made real which God's love establishes you steadfast into, and involves positive spin in following Jesus' Voice in a proved life of hearing the words of Jesus lifelong Who is the Living Word and Hearing them said of us, "you're My disciple in Whom I am well pleased!" Thus we obey the Spirit of the Risen Christ anticipating expecting His breakthrough continually and in that venue nitty-gritty-like follow through in Him. We sing God’s love in song because of Him, His excellent greatness. Making melody in our hearts we sing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual songs to Him. We Follow Him. What would Jesus think and do? We see God in Christ IS NOT JUDGMENTAL. What would He like? Generous Healing! Anointing! Compassion! A forgiveness dance floor to rejoice in The Lord on! A Dreaded burlap bag sackcloth for a Fast to come back to Him or to ask Him for something and/or a Glorious Feast from Him! Bread soaked in new wine! Loud Christian Music! A release to a spacious place of the oppressed! Fatherless and widows visited! To the poor Gospel preached! These are the questions of importance to ask Him priorities sought after you've been saved, being ministered to by our Lord. Ask Jesus inside magnanimously on fire inside for reasons of sheer joy we show gratitude for and for prepared state or condition being ready for the Day of The Lord or The Eternal Day or Daystar Rising in our hearts and at death or The Rapture in an afterlife! To belong to Him and in hope, wholly and completely consumed by bounding hope He will fuel our excitement He putting His fire in. Now that's an 'up.' We’re not here existing (drinking bad vinegar,) but thriving unto abundant life in the Son. And mean it to be real and genuine by His Help obediently while He holds you on His knees in hopes to keep you for His own. It is a very awesome thing to sit in His Presence to begin with and have Him cover us with His hands as He passes over, His glory afterburners seen and be loved! It removes pessimism. It happens once (getting saved,) and we make mental assent, commitment to, and follow through even with perhaps unseen evidence as of yet. We trust God and by faith take salvation as evidence or results given appearing true receiving with meekness the engrafted word that able to save our souls and fruitfully exhibit His peace. “I am crucified with Christ..,” therefore, no more war on earth with men nor enmity with God, just peace Gal. 2:20. He sets our feet like hind's feet to walk on our high places. Read a terrific book, Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard or Pilgrim’s Progress by Bunyon. Another work is: The Pursuit Of God by A. W. Tozer. Jesus is alive praying interceding for us to be saved. Scripture says He is having arose from death. We may not know how to pray or to pray to begin with but we still know nothing at all UNTIL we pray. Ask Him, that is ask God inside in prayer and ask what His perfect will is as it is in Christ in scripture primarily foremost told or foretold in Jesus Christ and forthtold throughout scripture as you follow through with obeying it as you ask for His will to be done, "as in Heaven so on earth!" Mt 6:5-9. Ask for His Son in to be enthroned on your heart, even the high praises of God in your mouth! *Do it knowing God’s Righteousness is a Gift alone by grace. By His Gift of glory may God's Doxa or glory be lifted high! Salvation IS by faith alone, not plus something! Sola Gratia! And it's scripture alone Sola Scriptura! This is prayer proseuchomai (Greek,) (df. request, petition) and by humility begins and ends the ask for fruit of God's righteousness in your life because He is our Alpha and Omega and our sincere request is for proper motives but not your attempting to make right through personal efforts by yourself. That last part would not be salvation by grace with the mention of "personal efforts." Do you not know that your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit and that it is by God's grace and tender loving-kindness tenderly from Him that one can know God intimately at the crisis beginning of our walk in life to repent even return thanks meekly in faith and prayer and have progressive godly knowledge based in God's reality of the extent God actually incredibly infinitely suffered indeed went Through in His personal suffering- agony at the cross so we might change into His own possession having laid hold of that knowledge by experience (epignostgo.) He mightily endured too: His attitude going to-the-cross action in Himself, in which He shows the how method of His Agape love to us caring re: His mankind He shows in every move He made. His way is wonderful lavishing almighty unconditionally beautiful infinite perfection of intimate personal edifying individual godly crushed silence of love bestowed and embued in visitation by the Spirit in beholding His Holy Ghost Fullness in operating on us but also in intimate yet loud enough inside re: sounding bounding waves of loving sound strung along in hope echoes in very strong rejoicing reverberating Agape Superior love embracing of you such that you are leaving the effect with Him of the sound effect and the operating! Beautiful eye of beholder read your Bible God's Divine love letter voraciously where you learn of this Finished Work in His love and His unchangable goodness and be blessed in His Timing. Indeed in these things inside of the Finished Work of Christ do take hold, and hold fast (proverbs 3:18 of wisdom.) It's good stuff laying hold of His Character of no shadow of turning in Him of Eternal Truths in Him. IT's AVAILABLE for all to draw close to God and near to God to withstand all evil resisting all evil WITH GOD and powerfully learn what it is to be Bible-saved and the smiles of Heaven jumping into His lap in new identity He has of you into Him. We enter daily and moment by moment Christ's victory. It is not only of Him IN me but I also into Him living in cocoon stages abiding in Christ. Bearing fruit then we emerge: Monarch butterflies as it were. The signs and power of the Spirit and demonstration of the Spirit mentors/leads us on to know Him! But God is more than His acts. His glory is His Being. Jesus performed miraculously God's signs and wonders and in power He’s God's glory personified. At the moment Everlasting life starts light begins mysteriously luminously and goes on encouraging us on in ever journeying and increasing intensity lumens to last forever. No shadow of turning at all in Him indeed.
BE A DISCIPLE:It's being born all over again in access to God! In I John 4:7,8 we read "God is love!" We're not married to a book but to a Living Savior! We hear, "walk with Me," from our Lord and by the way, "here's a few tips in a book to help." (My quote.) God's great love letter! Make His Personal Touch real! (The Living Word Of God,) we must recognize is living inside us and lay hold of His Eternal aspects. God brokered a deal, a unilateral God-man-cut Covenant with mankind that's all-inclusive, one direction one way love yes, but one definitely one must have Eternal Life individually by reception of the Son of God Jesus Christ inside themselves living out to live Eternally (God knows when to plainly reveal this need for salvation to all as God's Truth in the Gospel.) When you're saved you know you have a portrait of the Son of God to remain with and in you. And knowing God made salvation open to all to receive so He freely gave salvation to all men if they choose to receive to believe on a one to one individual basis. Even so we must decide to follow Him forever not looking back. We open up and receive His generous embrace of Divine love. We Follow the Holy Spirit's promptings, and take in the Savior and hospitality let yourself remain in His love occupying letting obedience (His through you,) be your watchword and song and assuredly you will abide attached in Christ in spiritual hunger to need Him and feast victoriously, receiving Christ within as the hope of glory! Jesus gave himself to deliver us out of this present evil age, To bring us breakthrough into His Kingdom, Galatians 1:4,5, so we can eventually meet Him in the Day Eternal or Everlasting Kingdom Millenium blameless in His sight because we get to be this New Natured New Creation species of His own remaking and we get it. You can find Him or Salvation in Church or outside. We're nothing without Him and without much complaint but holy hands lifted in surrender but we want them without wrath or dissension: We've responded to His love in the way God wanted in scripture in His appearance 2000 years ago and now today in faith getting saved at the cross so it is truly meant as a perfect fit for us. Jesus thwarted Satan's plan in Dying. He took the keys of hell and death from that devil. He and by transference, we, came out on top from under it (the devil’s domain.) We're saved and whole now, into Him forgiven reconciled complete. Satan and His minions were destroyed made a mockery of, exposed for the chicanery and destruction they committed and well deserved to be exposed by the cross on public display by our Lord’s victory. The handwriting of ordinances which was contrary to us He took plainly out of the way, nailing it to His Cross! So striving for perfection of Holiness in The Lord purging ourselves from every filthiness of flesh and spirit we take to learn sitting at His feet re: His rest re: take to a surveyance of a yonder beautiful life's landscape, Jesus' lifetime in us organ donored neatly and gifted to us freely. Organize your life to be without clutter to make Him feel welcome in an empty single heart. He will replace our own life thus with His newness of life flowing out and become Christ's people of excellence: the best we can be and deep in the wool and heart, heartfelt Christ-like lovers of belonging to God in an influenza of disease of infection but for good! Christ inoculates this sinful soul of me from sin and sinning as a habit as I allow Christ’s transformation to newness of life. God makes the difference only. We are nothing apart, and can do nothing apart from Him but He's everything, our all in all. Keep it simple in God's Mercy and Grace is the true nugget of the Gospel. His mercies fail not. This is truth simply put. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed for His compassions they fail not! They indeed are new every morning! His New Nature prevails, becomes ours with time. We are not better people getting improved appearances but doomed sinners needing God desperately rescuing by His grace those who were hanging by a thread over hell! We are the lowest of the low in this world's eyes by way of testifying to them warmly but also those whom God has in His due time honored by showing mercy to us and for us favored like a shield about us we now getting transformed and ultimately we get it, (note: see last verse re: Psalm 5.) Realizing we get saved despite ourselves indeed God drawing (herkuo) us within a net of fish in lovingkindness in grace intervention. Whether through fear or conniving of others, or pretense or in genuine illustration observed we got saved and that's what's important! God chose the foolish things to confound the wise.
THE WAY TO BE STRONG IN THE LORD: We having the Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ inside our hearts Who was sent by God the Father to earth and given to save and aid us and in our weaknesses to strengthen us to be strong as when He went away to Heaven so the Holy Spirit is sent to us and embues us with a deposit and daily imparts life to minister in us and to us. In Christ you have the wealth of the riches of His grace by faith. Fullness from Him was given for realized knowledge as well re: wholeness in grace and truth realized in The Finished Work at Calvary. We are in Him, and He supplies mercy and grace by His kindness even the seed of the Word of God to fall by our side. God will not let His Word return void but will let it perform the good work He determinedly wants accomplished and started in us until that Final Day Isaiah 55:11; Phil. 1:6. God promised that none of the diseases He put on the Egyptians would come upon us His children as we maintained a holy healthy lifestyle relationship with Him. And beginning a soon to be maintained saved life at a God-Ordained moment in our lives we process the feel of a newness of Life disciple of even fresh Newness from God ministering to Him. We obtain nutrition nurture of Him, for He is our health and strength our Source helping us turn to Him totally and now forgiven of course we can know His love personally greater each day for ourselves not earning it but by deep experience and carefree observing of His deep care. He never leaves us nor forsakes us! He accepts His Son's work within each re:us. For God to so love us so personally perfectly just as we are in Jesus He likes you as well just accepting you as you are as then you become beautifully praised outside and as well within beautifully also. To Him we are of infinite value infinite worth, and this is expressed in perfection in our spirits (new creations.) And in proportional personal treatment from Him, spiritually being made fit of Him, and of lifestyle from Him shaped uniquely to us well like indeed God did Jesus we take to receive. He was tolerant of us though discriminating enough to choose us as He saw fit to save our lives. Let's give thanks in everything always. Even like He favored highly His Only Begotten Son, and this was the very pleasing of Christ through bond-slave obedient relationship closeness to God the Father so we do now also commit to return thanks and not by externals alone (which is like plastic Pharisaical fake religion) but instead with favor and chesed (loving kindness) inside even primarily within we so love Him back in obedience. INSIDE as He sees you completed saved through Jesus Christ and someday in Heaven sinless OUTSIDE as well so be warned to not look over your shoulder to see who's coming or following or you may not be fit to plow or experience the Kingdom fully. Stay with the love in the very heart of God inside and even the middle of His heart as you hear from His Voice! And in loving you with grace, and mercy He generously gives you such a spiritual blessing over and against good abundant life in Him Ephesians 1:3; John 10:10. By faith and by waiting on Him we inherit the promises Hebrews 3. Christ's river inside of living water or well-springs indeed wells of water spiritually impart life richly in our God within to overflowing outside. This is union in communion with God. All this is by faith but we take it by believing Him rightly living in us from the Word of God placed. As Gideons their job is to hand out Bibles. For all mankind has fallen and will fall. For even 'mighty' do fall, because we have fallen hearts but for a saved relationship fellowship friendship with our Father Creator God which makes all the difference. Regeneration means we have born again status in a stand in God. We also have full assurance that enters within the veil, and holds to an anchor within in Him (speaking of the Old Testament Ark of Covenant and the release of the Presence of God into all the world at the Death of Jesus to all people who will receive Him.) With God's Authorship on the plans He’s made from start to finish we’re knowing our place and purpose from blueprints in scripture and in your hearts walking in Him from Biblical steps to the dust of the Rabbi and in His plans we make preparation to see Him really like Israel was told to do at God's mountain! By the way that's with unveiled faces and unmerited favor as well in the New Covenant theology. It's all of grace however! We prepare for His scrutiny in His return! With faithful living we live by faith in Him calling it great, His Faithfulness!
For our God is a personal God and the love of God for the people of God leads us to personal assurance of salvation. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood in this life. We are not better people resting on our own laurel leaves's crowns nor merits by ourselves but sinners in God's loving providing hands lovingly laying our crowns at Jesus's feet, unconditionally accepted on the basis of the Finished Work of Jesus Christ on the back side of a mountain working out gold, silver, and precious stone! And on its top we’re standing! And scripture adds, every valley shall be filled up!
MY PRESENT ADHERENCE:In relationship With Him (not a religion) and in reconciliation and fellowship restored strong specially walking with Jesus, I’m attending a Brilliant, Vibrant, Radient Loving Church (hint, here is mine: Bethel Assembly of God of Franklin Square, NY, 194 Courthouse Road, 516-326-3215.) With Joy in His Service (of the King) and enjoying everyone’s hospitality and enjoying hearts aflame for Jesus like Moses at the burning bush we're loving others within each one's personal space and also God's Personal Space Acts 7:1-60. God has made us a Family! God our Heavenly Father through Christ had said to you, "to love The Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength." And to, "love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments is our standard become satisfied, Jesus having said He fulfilled them and those were proved accomplished in that He arose from death becoming our legal Federal Head accurately precisely. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself and in that love and ready mind He's NOT COUNTING MEN'S SINS AGAINST THEM but reconciling the world to Himself giving us a royal ambassadorship to come to people's side for a gentle-but- powerful- rescue for them with the mission bells of salvation re: John 3:16. JESUS IS OUR CHAMPION AND SAVIOR! The Captain of Our Salvation!
God's offer of unilateral friendship relationship is freedom from the power of sin, re: open ONE WAY LOVE: Inexhaustible Grace for our exhaustible world (Rev. Tchividjian,) and is so very real in seeds of the Word falling to the ground to us. God's will sought by us daily keeps our own hope alive in Him sincerely by washing our feet daily and that by God's help we seek through grace and truth in faith to be obedient to Him alone we seek. We want to be obedient always to the words of the Word of God as they through Christ stream forth from the Father! God gives us rays of His love and we realize grace and truth in Jesus Christ. Let's rejoice and celebrate in that! David Candel Spring 2014