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          Beloveds, we must clear up the lie that when the Lord told Joshua he would have good success through obeying the Law, that this was meant for Christians today. The Lord told this to Joshua that in obeying the Old Covenant of the Law God would give him success in conquering certain lands and taking these lands for the nation of Israel: Joshua 1: 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
          
          
          
          Also in keeping the Old Covenant of the Law, (which is all they had from God), he would not face the wrath of God and die as Aaron and Moses did for their disobedience to God in not keeping the Old Covenant of the Law: Num. 27: 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. 14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
          
          Moses never preached that the Old Covenant of the Law would make anyone permanently righteous in the sight of God. Here is the truth, preached by our Saviour Jesus Christ: Jhn 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
          
           Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.
          
          See Galatians 3, which explains God’s purposes for the Law; and how Jesus Christ has delivered us from it for all time. Feel free to study on your own the numerous verses that fully declare that Jesus Christ is the eternal Saviour and final sole source of eternal salvation for all time for all who believe in Him. See John 14:6.

          

          Anyone willfully claiming salvation based on keeping the Old Covenant of the Law and/ or combining it with the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, or anything else is not considered a Christian according to the Bible.

          
          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.

          
          Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the CURSE: for it is written, CURSED is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that NO MAN is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

          1Ti. 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
          7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

          1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

          John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

          
          

    Sat, Apr 30th - 4:51PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER ONE

     

    Dearly beloved brothers and sisters, sending love to you and prayers to our Lord Jesus Christ for you and yours, and appreciate your reciprocity towards me. We know that without the Holy Spirit no one can know God or understand His word to actually live it in public and in private We know we did not receive the Holy Spirit through humanistic works, or efforts:  2Co 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.  Eph 1: 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (Mar 1:8; Luk 3:16).

     

     

    Therefore, dearly beloveds, we go into this study not as intellectual scholars seeking a mere academic understanding, but as the family of God, His children, royal priests, whom He has consecrated in anointing us and sealing us and all who believe with the Holy Spirit, our Teacher of absolute truth, through faith in the complete atoning work of our sinless Messiah Jesus Christ, the Son of God; the Word of God, both Saviour and Lord. So, if anyone is just a scholar looking for academic points to argue or what ever such will gain nothing here. It is no wonder that most of these so-called scholars proclaim nobody can know God, which is because they do not have the spirit of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

     

    However, holy brethren, God’s people will always find much spiritual understanding of our history, and the deepest root of faith, peace, and rest in His everlasting inerrant truth and love. 

    Brothers and sisters, I believe the only storms of life, situations, circumstances, and conditions we cannot weather are those that we try to go through without the help and power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; however, with God all things are possible.

     

    Let us give thanks to God, holy brethren, who even as He sealed Noah and all those with Him in the Ark, preserving them from the destruction of the flood of His righteous wrath, that destroyed all wicked mankind, has in these last times forever sealed us too through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Word of God, both Saviour and Lord, Who alone is the true and only Ark of salvation and safety from the destruction and wrath of God to come against the wicked.

     

    From the beginning, and through the atoning work of Lord Jesus Christ; the Triune God has been and continues to be involved synergistically in salvation and over God’s people as a whole and all are to be worshipped equally as One God in three persons not three Gods. They are equal and inseparable, feel free to study this further on your own, brethren. Understand, however the primary role of the Holy Spirit as teacher, empowerment for Christian living:  Jhn 16:13

    Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

    Jhn 16:14

    He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

     

    There are those who try to minimize the worship of Lord Jesus Christ, or to promote worship solely of the Holy Spirit, and/or only of God. But God expressly warns and wants all to know that anyone coming to Him having rejected or minimized His Son which is the same thing as rejection, God rejects them, and all such are still dead in their sins, lest they repent and come believing in the Son as God has commanded all men. Jesus Christ is to receive worship equally with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Please feel free holy brethren, to study worship of God further on your own. Jesus is the heart of worship towards God the Father, who receives none who receives not His Son Jesus Christ as equal, and the sole door of salvation and entry into the kingdom of God.

     Jo 2:23

    Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    Jhn 14:6

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    Jhn 5:23

    That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

    1Jo 5:10

    He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

     

    The Holy Spirit is in full agreement with God the Father totally regarding His Son Jesus Christ:  Jhn 15:26

    But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

     

     

    We are commanded to remain steadfast in the doctrine of Christ. God grants no options to this doctrine:  Jo 1:9

    Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

    Here are some references verses, but of course there are many many more than I put here. Feel free to study others that are found throughout scripture brethren.

    Mt 3: 11; Mt 12: 31-33; John 3; 4-7; JOHN 14:6; John 14: 8-11; John 14: 15-17; John 14:26; John 16: 13-14; Lke 24:45-49; Act 1:4-5; Acts 5: 32; Acts 10:47; Ro 8:9; Ro 8:12; Ro 8:16; 1 Co 1:11; 1Co 2:10-11; 1Co 2: 13; 1 Co12:13;  Gal 5:22-23; Eph 1: 13-14; Eph 3:16; Eph 4:30; Tit 3:4-7; 2Ti 3:16-17;

    JOHN 1:33 HIGHLIGHT  

     

    The Supremacy of the Son

    (Colossians 1:15-23)

    Hebrews: 1God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

     The question here, brethren is what did all the prophets through times past preach? The Bible declares that ALL  the prophets preached the same message about Jesus Christ, in various ways:

     Act 10:43

    To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

     

     Act 4:12

    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

     

    Last days is a comprehensive term in which certain worldwide events will occur leading up to the direct contact of God with all men, Jesus catching away His people;  His final dealing with the wicked and the devil, the final eternal judgement/punishment of the wicked, the reward of the righteous, complete destruction of this present earth, and the establishment of a new  heaven and earth eternally under the control of God and the final home of the righteous directly in the presence of the triune God.

     

    In times past only certain men prophets, kings etc.  had the Holy Spirit, and also the Holy Spirit would sometimes work through men only for a specific purpose but would not remain. Without the Holy Spirit in all men, we understand why many did not fully understand the message:  Eph 3:5

    Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

     

    There is none better than Jesus Christ the Author of salvation who can truly understand and impart the everlasting gospel in full as God intends, and give to them that believe through Him the Holy Spirit through faith in His name the power to live it.

    Heb 2:3

    How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

     Love, serola

     



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    Sat, Apr 23rd - 3:03PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER ONE

     

    Brothers and sisters, thanks for joining me here once again. We cannot say it often enough, God is love and God is truth as set in the Standard of Jesus Christ, and laid out in the New Covenant and thoroughly confirmed throughout the Old Testament. I pray that we will walk in love and obey our Lord’s commandments:  1Jo 3:23

    And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

    1Jo 4:7

    Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

     1Pe 1:22

    Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

     Jhn 13:35

    By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

     1Jo 3:14

    We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.  1Jo 3:15

    Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

     

    AMP 1 Jo 3: 14  14We know that we have passed out of death into Life, because we love the brothers and sisters. He who does not love remains in [spiritual] death. 15Everyone who hates (works against) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer [by God’s standards]; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 

    No love=no life. Dearly beloveds, we know that people can profess to know all scripture, have human awards, many accolades, accomplishments, wealth, power, or be amongst the poorest of persons, however without love they are all equally spiritually dead with the nature of a murderer in the eyes of God and His people.

     

    Praise God for the multitudes of brothers and sisters who fervently love Lord Jesus and all that are begotten of Him. In starting this study, I am led to post this whole first chapter for your reading. Holy brethren, Lord Jesus will guide us in the Prescence of God and the Holy Spirit will stop us along the way to personally feed us the word as we need for our edification and understanding as God our Father presents His Son Jesus Christ in blazing glory to us and even the whole world

    Heb 1:1God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;   12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.  13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

    love, serola



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    Sun, Apr 17th - 8:03AM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER ONE

     

    God bless you brothers and sisters, I love you and look forward to going into the scriptures with you as we are led and conducted by Lord Jesus Christ, knowing our Teacher the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth in the will of God our

    Father, and in His presence.

    Indeed, dearly beloveds, God sent down the gospel with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth to ensure that it is without error, is inerrant, absolute, explicit, exclusive, exhaustive, final, finished, and complete for all eternity and again, holy brethren, absolutely without error, as it was written by holy men under the power of and guided by the Holy Spirit, in the will of God  The Father, and manifested in the person of Jesus Christ our Lord, The Word of God, The Son of God.

     

    Hebrews is a searing, fiery, explosive, explicit, exclusive, exhaustive, passionate, full on, heartfelt testimony of God the Father in adoration and love to and for His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. God the Father presents His Son, Jesus Christ with such profound intimacy as only a loving Father can do.

     

    Holy brethren, God our Father fully intends that we should be comforted, encouraged, and rooted in the intimate knowledge of His Son our only Saviour Jesus Christ too, the depths of His character, His love, His truth, His heart, His mind, His will, His ministry, His glory and His terrifying power. We will find nothing touchy feely, wishy washy, warm and fuzzy or tentative about Jesus from the mouth of God here, as God walks thundering throughout the scriptures as a whole commanding that His Son be equally worshipped with Himself by all peoples. Dearly beloveds, as always open your Bibles to mine and study the Word along with me in this upcoming study.

     

    We know, brothers and sisters, that the nonnegotiable hallmark of the Christian is LOVE with the EVIDENCE of obedience to all the commandments of God within the Standard of Jesus Christ according to the eternal New Covenant.

    Jhn 14:21

    He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

    Jhn 14:24

    He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

    God’s Translation: Jhn 14: 24A person who doesn't love me doesn't do what I say. I don't make up what you hear me say. What I say comes from the Father who sent me.

     

    Love, serola



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    Fri, Apr 15th - 7:33AM



    DINNER WITH JESUS CHRIST

     END NOTES

    Holy brethren, let us praise Lord Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, and Saviour of all peoples who trust and believe in Him, whether Jew or Gentile.  Those of us gentiles in Lord Jesus are not stepchildren, because Jesus has made Jew and gentile one new man in Him in His New eternal Covenant: Heb 12:24;  Heb 12:25: take care, let none reject His New Covenant: see Rom 10:12; Eph 1:6; Eph 2:18.

    Brothers and sisters, we must put away any and all false teachings that Jesus loves the gentile believers less than the Jewish believers:   Act 10: 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35

    But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

    Thanks God for the peace He has made for us through the cross of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:  Eph 2:14.  My prayer for me, for you and yours, dearly beloveds, is that we will be  steadfastly convicted, convinced, and fully persuaded to rest in the comfort and love of Lord Jesus Christ who gave Himself for us, to deliver us from all our sins and to make us children of light and the people of God:    1Pe 2:9

    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

     

    Brothers and sisters, there is so much more that we can look at in this rendering of scriptures, and feel free to continue on your own if you like.

    We can apply the word, in whatever way our teacher the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Absolute Truth, would instruct us according to our needs, as led by Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of God, for our continued benefit, growth and maturation.

     

    This we know unequivocally that our Saviour Jesus Christ only accepts what we do or give to Him if it is out of love for Him, and nothing else:  1Co 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

     1Jo 3:10 in this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

     

    1Jo 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

    1Jo 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

    Love, serola                         

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    Tue, Apr 12th - 3:14AM



    DINNER WITH JESUS CHRIST

    Thank God, holy brethren, that we are of One Lord, One God, One Faith, One Baptism, One New Covenant, One Heart, One Mind, and One holy people in Him. Let us continually reflect the image of God to all men, and pray not only for ourselves but even for all men even our enemies, that all men will turn from darkness to the light of Jesus Christ to be saved and be made children of God, delivered for ever from the wrath of God and everlasting condemnation in hell to await the final judgement of sinners in the lake of fire. Preaching the gospel is God’s absolute only way and means by which we are to bring the salvation message of Jesus Christ to the world, not by humanistic programs or schemes.

     

    In all the four gospels, dearly beloveds, Mary utters not one word, just steady pouring out her oil on Jesus’ feet, kissing our Lord’s feet, watering them with her tears, and wiping them with the hairs of her head. All of this was to show Lord Jesus her heart, her great love and gratitude beforehand in preparation for His death:  Mar 14:8.

     

    The surprising thing in this rendering of scripture, with the exception of Judas Iscariot, is why weren’t all of them not down at Lord Jesus’ feet with ointment in gratitude in preparation and honor of His soon to come sacrifice of His life for them and all who would believe on Him. They were taught the scriptures, they knew He is the Messiah and that He would offer His life for the sins of the people:   Isa 53:12

    Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

     

    It was Mary who understood in her actions that Lord Jesus Christ would give His sinless body and  pour out His sinless blood onto death, and be the costliest gift that a sinful world would ever know, for in doing so He would bring forth the forgiveness of all sins for all who would believe on Him. he would wash away the filth of her sins, her shame and disgrace.

    Brothers and sisters, Jesus knew Mary’s heart and her intentions, 2Ti 2:19, towards Him and His message:  Jesus thoroughly examines every heart. Jesus did not need to hear Mary say anything, she had well spoken in her heart and Jesus heard her, saying to Mary:

    Luk 7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

     49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

    Holy brethren, it is obvious that these men questioned the idea of forgiveness within themselves, because they ignored scripture, for they had all been taught: Jer 31:31-32. Along with many other scriptures that change from God was promised and it was coming through the Messiah.

    Mary had faced a lot of criticism, but it did nothing to turn Jesus Christ against her and He well defended her from them all, and He defends all who believe in Him. You know, dearly beloveds, it is the same today, there are some who in error think God grades on a curve, which He does not. 

    However, Mary a very sinful but repentant woman is a wonderful example that there is forgiveness with God regardless of how many sins one may have committed, for the Lord declares: Mat 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    Yet and still, at the end of the day, brothers and sisters, it only matters what Lord Jesus thinks of us in terms of salvation, and we are to value and take His word above that of mere men and always come in faith believing God, for whom it is impossible to lie, for God has absolutely declared from the Old Testament to the New Testament of Lord Jesus Christ: Isa 1:18

    Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

    Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

    Isa 43:25 - I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

    Jer 31:34 …for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

    Heb 8:12 - For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

    God declares to all who believe on His Son Jesus Christ:

    Rom 10:9 - That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

     

    AMP Ro 10: 9because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Saviour and Lord] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous--being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. 11For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED [in his expectations].” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile; for the same Lord is Lord over all [of us], and [He is] abounding in riches (blessings) for all who call on Him [in faith and prayer]. 13For “WHOEVER CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”

    Love, serola                        

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    Sat, Apr 9th - 2:02AM



    DINNER WITH JESUS CHRIST

    All thanks and praises to you Lord Jesus. Your banner over all your people is love. Under your wings do we trust. Almighty God of power, you show your strength to all who trust in you. Brothers and sisters, let us bless the name of the Lord continually and forget none of His benefits, Psa 103:2; who has washed us in His own sinless blood, and blotted out all our iniquities,  1Jo 2:12;  Heb 8:12.

     

    Let us rest steadfast in faith, brethren. to our Most Holy and faithful God. We know eternally that there is none other name under heaven by which men can be saved, Act 4:12. We bow our hearts to you alone, our God and king forever. The gods of other nations are mere idols, they cannot see, they are dumb and cannot hear, nor can they move, nor help in any way, Psa 96:5; 2Co 6:16. But our God is alive forever, Lord you see us, your eyes never close in sleep, and you eternally watch over us your flock. You  hear our prayers, you move in heaven and on earth to help and keep your people by your strength.

     

    Brothers and sisters, Jesus guides us back to Simon the Pharisee, and the Holy  Spirit  would address his spiritual intellectualism in his response to Jesus’ parable of the two debtors. Jesus acknowledges that Simon has answered His question rightly,  Luk 7:43.  However, Lord Jesus wanted much more than Simon’s verbal asent. Jesus  wanted Simon to see himself in this parable, with his heart, as the one who loved less, in hopes that he would repent.  

    However, dearly beloveds, Simon did not have an "aha moment", did not humble himself to repent by admitting and accepting that he is the man in Jesus’ parable who loves little, and that Jesus is directly comparing and contrasting him unfavorably to Mary.

    Although Simon does not repent, Jesus would give him a wake up call and would not allow him to escape accountability and responsibility, by distancing himself from the truth. Jesus is done trying to teach Simon in parables and confronts him directly, straightforwardly showing His displeasure and holding him accountable and responsible for his unwarranted arrogancy, lack of humility, impenitance, disrespect and lack of love towards Himself and Mary:

    Luk 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

     Luk 14:11

    For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

     1Pe 5:6

    Love, serola

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    Sun, Apr 3rd - 3:43AM



    DINNER WITH JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters I thank God for you. You are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers, that the reality of our salvation, Lord Jesus Christ,  will fully manifest Himself in you so that you will always claim your heritage as the church, the eternal true body of Christ and not any physical building, and embrace the equality of all believers, there being no such thing as the unbiblical separation of believers into laity and clerics although we have different offices, with some having much more responsibility than others, and refuse anyone claiming to be a biblical expert based on human education alone, Act 17:11.

     

    Finally, holy brethren, let us remember that the Bible is for all believers to study, teach, live and share with a lost and dying world:  2Ti 2:15;  2Ti 3:16-17.

     

    Our Lord gives us such a comprehensive understanding of the gospel, it is to be preached to all men, the good, and the bad, Mat 22:10, to the masses of all sizes, to children, Mat 21:15; Mar 10:14; yet not leaving out the importance of personal  one on one evangelism. Jesus did not deal with Simon or Mary under the mosaic Law at all, it offered death to women of sexual immorality.

     

    Simon the Pharisee, earlier had judged Mary under the Law, but he stood condemned of it himself, as God had not authorized any such group to be ministers with the Levitical priesthood. The Sadducees, Herodians and Pharisees created their sects out of their own imaginations, and were accepted by the Levite priesthood without question, who allowed them in the temple and accepted their tithes.  This is just one of many examples of the corrupted and degenerate Levite priesthood, who had stopped caring for the poor and was robbing them of what little they had, and would conspire with Judas Iscariot and some of them against Jesus: Jhn 11:57Jhn 18:3.

     

    Jesus never tithed  to the Levite priesthood, nor did Jesus keep the sabbath although He taught in the temple on the sabbath day, He worked on the sabbath day healing some people: Jhn 9:16;  Mar 2:27;  Mat 12:8. Jesus had not come to end the Law but to fulfil it as the only  sinless human being who ever lived and absolutely never sinned, and lived in perfect obedience to God, establishing the Law and the prophets, opening the way after His death and resurrection into a change in the Law and establishing an entirely new priesthood.

     

    Lord Jesus made this remarkable declaration about Mary:  Mar 14:9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

     

    The thing is, holy people, Mary is rarely mentioned when the gospel is preached. Could some wish that Jesus had chosen a staunch mother of Israel, or a godly young virgin? Others avoid mentioning Mary was a sinner, and choose to focus on the act of her pouring her expensive ointment on Jesus’ feet.  Could it be that some see Mary, a woman guilty of sexual sin, a great sinner as too poor of or the wrong  example to present before the world, and think it prudent not to mention her at all?

    Love, serola                

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