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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.

          
          

    Sun, Apr 30th - 12:07AM



     

    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER 9: VS 6-10

     

    Brothers and sisters, let us bless our God and put our trust in Him always. Let us submit ourselves to His word correctly interpreted, and rest in full confidence of His love, truth, and mercy always. Let us share the gospel as it has and is shared with us, remembering that not all Christians know or understand fully that believers are all under the New Covenant of Lord Jesus Christ.

     

    Until Lord Jesus returns there are and will be some who have never read the New Covenant, or even been taught it in any comprehensive sense in which it must be applied, practiced and lived in our everyday lives. We know that there are some who in ignorance have not submitted to its authority. God wants us to learn these things over time and that his commands are not optional.

     

    A Christian lady taught Christ’s death as “substitutionary” and that Jesus took our place on the cross. She had many none- scriptural personal opinions that she felt made this true. She did not believe that Christ purchased our salvation outright.

     

    Along with specific scriptures, I mentioned to her that there is not one passage in the Bible where somebody purchased a thing and it was called an exchange or substitution, but in all cases bought outright, free and clear.  World -wide it is commonly understood that when you buy something it is not an exchange, and usually verified in receipt showing the amount that was paid for it. She was unconvinced, but what matters is that she heard the truth because it is now between her and God not me.

     

    A young man had packed his bags, planning to leave his family and job to go and “do a work for God”. Fortunately, an older man showed him scriptures that God doesn’t require anyone to leave their jobs to serve Him, even the married apostles took their dependents with them: 1 C0 9:5, and nothing in scriptures justified leaving his wife and small kids with no support: 1Ti 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

     

    Thankfully, the young man was convicted of the truth of the scriptures and submitted himself to God, and did not desert his family. Its not unusual for some Christians who have been saved but are ignorant because they have not been taught scripture to cobble together what they think is the gospel gleaned from their own mistaken ideas, sporadic exposure to a sermon here and there, the movies, or self- help so- called “spiritual” books and other teachings outside of scripture.

     

    A wife was angry with her husband for involvement with porn, but he felt it was O.K, because he wasn’t with an actual person. He went into the scriptures and found:  

    Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    He was convicted in his heart by God’s word and removed all of the sexual material from the home stopped looking at it and began to work on building his marriage with his wife.

     

    God’s Word is powerful, we can trust in it to guide, guard, and keep us on the path of righteousness as we believe, study and apply it to our lives.

     

     

    Brothers and sisters, we know that in the secular world the English language has been high jacked to deny/eliminate the absolute truth of world-wide evidenced based biology and been so perverted that it has spawned many other perversions, among them are some people who feel comfortable in being identified as non- human or belonging to the animal species.

     

    Therefore, we should not be surprised that this high jacking of the English language has entered the church to deny/eliminate any concept of God’s absolute truth, where equal no longer means the same as, but less than; where you have to give something to get the free gift of salvation; where forever, everlasting, and eternal, does not exist-a direct extremely evil attack on the very existence of God Almighty Himself  who is eternally self -existent and the Maker of all life.

     

    Take away absolute truth and there is no fixed standard, nothing is sacred, nothing has any meaning, people can live according to their own personal moral code or none at all no matter how perverse, harmful and blasphemous or absolutely forbidden by God.

     

     

    However, holy brethren, let us, without apology choose to believe the absolute truth of God as written in His word, for it is impossible for God to lie or make mistakes. When God declares absolute truth, He means it is forever, everlasting in an absolute eternal- sense, backed up and proven by scriptures from Genesis to Revelation.


    Therefore, when someone falsely declares that the churches in Revelation chapters 2-3,21 are fallen away it is a lie. Although Jesus disciplines these churches out of love, He lays out specific rewards that these believers can expect when they overcome, for they surely will overcome, for scriptures had declared they would absolutely overcome beforehand:

    1Jo 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

    1Jo 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

     

    1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

    Let God be true and every man a liar: Mt 28:20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

     

    God is always with us regardless of our situation, circumstances or conditions: Jhn 14:18

    I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you

     

     

    Dearly beloveds, let us go on into the study with sincere hearts, not with the wisdom of this world that comes to nothing but with the eternal wisdom that only comes from God.

     

     

    Heb 9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

     

    Although this first and second earthly tabernacle was a copy of the true tabernacle in heaven, we are reminded again and again, brothers and sisters, that its order was just as absolutely firmly set and ordained by God with its laws of service set in place before any priests could enter and do service unto the Lord. Any violations in service could result in the death of the priests who refused or who did not carry them out exactly as God commanded.

     

    This first tabernacle was a the place where the priests did the day- to- day grueling service in behalf of themselves and the people in carrying out the rites of sin offerings, atonements for sins, various sacrifices and other rituals some of them 24/7.

     

    As soon as a person realized they had sinned they had to obtain whatever sacrifice God required and get to the priest so that an atonement could be made in their behalf, regardless of the time of the day or night. The people did not have direct access to God for the forgiveness of sins they had to go through the priests whether on the day of atonement or the rest of the year thereafter until the next day of atonement.

     

    The priests did not have the option of telling the penitents to come back at a more convenient time, they had to give service any time the penitents showed up. Somebody was always sinning and there were many laws of dealing with the sins of the priesthood, of the common people, and of the leaders, as well  as the congregation as a whole. So we can see that the priests didn’t have much of a personal life due to the grinding workload along with all the other rites they had to perform.

    Lev 4:13 And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty14When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin,

     

    It was likely horrific for the congregation to know that even if the congregation sinned ignorantly God still found them guilty.

     

    Heb 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

     

    Yep, the High Priest had to offer for his own sins and that of the priesthood before he could offer for the sins of the people. During the rest of the year it was no different: Lev 4: 3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.

     

    God commanded absolutely that the High Priest could enter into the holy place only with real literal blood of certain animals without blemish. it was a death sentence for the High Priest to enter this second tabernacle without blood. The necessity of blood was absolutely not a figure of speech. This same pattern is set by God in the true tabernacle in heaven also: Lev 17: 11For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

     

     

    It might be tempting to think of how nice it must have been for the High Priest to be in the very presence of God all the time. But that is not how God saw it because He told Moses to tell His brother Aaron the High Priest: Lev 16: 2And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not


    EX 28:35 God commanded the High Priest never to rest in the holy place, to prevent being killed by God. 

     

    Some Christians idealize this earthly tabernacle; however, it was a place of the terror of a Most Holy God and a glorious ministry of death. Some Christians are even enamored of and in error wish the return to animal sacrifice thinking it is effective in getting God to answer their prayers.

     

    Dearly beloveds, God explicitly sums up in the following verses what the whole business with His earthly tabernacle means to Him with its splendor, its terror, its power, its sacrifices, its sin atonements, with all of its laws and rituals regulating every aspect of the life of Israel means:

    Heb 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

    Heb 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

    Heb9:10 Whichstood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

     

    Please, please, please, dearly beloveds, let us keep in remembrance that God is completely done with the Law and its earthly tabernacle for righteousness. All the sacrifices, sin atonements, offerings and rituals of the Mosaic tabernacle is of no value any longer to God. It was just a stop gap until the coming of the Messiah and the revealing of the true tabernacle in heaven, guaranteeing eternal atonement for all who believe in Him.

     

    The reformation could not be brought in by the Jew hating, murderous heretic Martin Luther as some blasphemously teach, but the coming of the true and only reformer Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Messiah, Saviour, Mediator, High Priest and Lord would restore all things once and for all time.

    Reformation:  meaning to straighten thoroughly; rectification, i.e. (specially) the Messianic restoration:—reformation.

     

    Love and truth, serola                                     

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    Sat, Apr 22nd - 9:23PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER 9

     

    Brothers and sisters, let us give lavish love offerings of thanks, praises, blessings, and honor to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God, the Son of God, Saviour, High Priest/Mediator, Messiah, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Lion of Judah, who has so graciously given us/all who believe a measure of faith in believing to receive the free gift of salvation. Eternal glory and majesty to you Lord Jesus, who has made us eternal heirs of the kingdom, and brought us into the adoption as the children of God our Father.

     

    Again, people are free to go to some school to learn the Bible, although some go because mere men might require it. However, again, holy brethren, we know that God does not command nor require any Christian to go to school to learn the Bible, as it is biblically set up to be taught by overseers, teachers, self-study and the body general as it has been done from the beginning through the first apostles following Lord Jesus who set the standard and shared it with the church.

     

    Those who come to the body, who falsely claim preeminence or superiority over the body as expert teachers only on the basis of their academic accomplishments are operating outside of the standard of scripture. They are not interested in helping their students to grow and go on to teach others, but to remain dependent on them as the only source of knowledge about God.


    Interestingly, speaking the truth in love, although good people can earn degrees in theology, atheist, convicted felons, and even criminals on death row can earn a degree in theology, among other degrees. People living lifestyles forbidden by God also can and do obtain degrees in theology and establish churches condoning their lifestyles, perverting the scriptures to falsely approve it. School goals are concerned with excellence in academics leaving little room to evaluate character.

     

    We know, brethren, that God exempts no one, from the examination of their teachings to verify that they are teaching the truth, whether they have been to a Bible school or not. God’s way is the ONLY right way and the ONLY right way is God’s way. Anyone among us foolishly approaching God with their own self- appointed wisdom, knowledge, and self- accolades is like a preschooler with the barest of knowledge in comparison to that of the God of ALL wisdom.

     

    Dearly beloveds, we know that Paul the apostle and great teacher did not get offended when the Bereans checked out his teachings to verify it for themselves as true or not. Paul was very pleased that they did not rely on his word alone. 



    This is not about disrespect or stepping on toes, it’s about putting God first, obeying God in honor, respect and obedience to Him not mere men who can intentionally or not make mistakes or stray from the absolute truth as set forth eternally in the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ, our everlasting standard and supreme example in how to serve God faithfully and live holy lives. GOD COMMANDS ALL TO ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST BEFORE MERE MEN, HOLY BRETHREN.

     

    Act 17:11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures dailywhether those things were so12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

     

    Its good to be taught scripture, and good to check it out for oneself too in order to verify it is true and as a result find oneself fully convicted, convinced and fully persuaded of its eternal truth, amen!

     

    Therefore, we know that anyone, regardless of their level of education, back ground, length of time in ministry, good works, sweet nature, descendant from a long line of missionary, pastors etc. none are exempted by God from having their teachings checked out against scripture to verify its truthfulness within the standard of the scriptures never outside of it either in totality or in part: Gal 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

     

    Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

     

    1Pe 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible thingsas silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

    1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

    Earlier we see that God declared that Jesus never corrupted in death, and in the above we see neither did His blood corrupt.

     

     In light of the everlasting absolute truth of scripture, (saints G 40 hagios), God commands that we must reject any brother, sister, so called experts, scholars, or anyone else who impenitently and falsely teach that the blood of Jesus Christ decayed away when He died on the cross to pay for all of our sins, or who see His atonement as conditional, metaphorical, or figures of speech and not the eternal spiritual reality that it is in absolute truth. We know the righteous will repent but the wicked never will.

    DID JESUS TEACH CHRISTIANS CAN FALL AWAY OR LOSE THEIR SALVATION?

    Jhn 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

     

    Is the above verse evidence that Jesus taught that Christians can fall away or that the men or people Jesus is speaking of are Christians? If it is God has some explaining to do in that Jesus also taught: Mat 7:18

    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    Luk6:43For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

     

    John obviously knew and believed that Jesus taught the absolute truth of eternal security for the authentic believer for He declared: 1Jo 3:9

    Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

    We come back to Lord Jesus again who taught Christians whether Jew or gentile: Mat 28:20

    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    Jude witnessed that he believed Jesus for he also taught: Jde 1:24

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

     

    Some might ask what about the fact that Paul taught: Heb 10:28

    He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

    29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?


    Doesn’t that mean that Christians can fall away and be lost? No because Paul made it absolutely plain regarding the Hebrew Christians: Heb 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.


    It is clear that Paul is addressing impenitent unbelievers who never believed in the first place in these verses, who choose willfully, deliberately, to reject the eternal truth of scripture although they know it: Heb 10:26.

     

    We know, brethren, that the Bible never contradicts itself, as through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit of truth teaches every believer that scriptures without error  absolutely proves scriptures, authenticates scriptures, interprets scriptures comprehensively and within context of scriptures never outside of it

    IS THE ATONEMENT OF JESUS CHRIST PERMANENT OR CONDITIONAL?

    This is the real question false teachers really mean when they slyly ask if salvation is permanent or conditional, although the Bible clearly and absolutely teaches salvation is a free gift, and that the atonement of Christ is eternal which frees the Christian from the sin nature the source of sins and forgives all sins for eternity for all who believe. Feel free to study further on your own that all believers are spiritually permanently one in Christ in God and gain the understanding that Christians do not have to choose to sin. See repentance after salvation.

     

    We are led to look more at the ark of the covenant. Firstly, that only the tribe of Levi had charge of it: Deu 10:8. No man was to touch it with their hands, or open it and look inside upon pain of death, so it was always carried by rods hooked to attachments at all times:  1Sa 6:19

    And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD…

    2Sa 6:6-7.

     

    THE DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE

    In preparation for the dedication of the temple the Levites open the ark of the covenant, but surprise do not die! They looked into it and informed Solomon of its contents: Unchecked Copy Box 

    2Ch 5:10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.


    The missing items were: the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, for God had taken them away from Israel. Is there any need to say why? The Levites knew why. Nothing is mentioned of the golden censer, but there is reason to believe that God took that too as we later find One bearing it in the book of Revelation: Rev 8:3.

     

    The silence of the Levites, and Solomon too is deafening, stunning. The ark of the covenant was the very presence and Mega power of God Himself among the people, which took them into victorious battles, Num 10:35 and wreaked fear in the hearts of the nations. Yet neither the Levites nor Solomon make any cries of lamentations, do not put on sack cloths or sit in ashes. We do not know if the Levites and/or Solomon informed the nation before dedicating the temple about the missing items from the ark, although it is recorded in their records.

     

     

    Nope, it’s like nothing of importance happened and they go on with business -as- usual planning and finally dedicating the temple. More than a few Christians are highly impressed when they read about this glorious temple, and like to unwisely quote Solomon for Christians to follow, not understanding this was written to Israel under the Mosaic Law, not for Christians under grace: Unchecked Copy Box 2Ch 7:14

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

     

    2Ch 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto prayer that is made in this place.

     


     

    The dedication of the beautiful temple was beyond spectacular in offering up sacrifices, music, songs, prayers and worship. God showed up and showed off in a stunning farewell tour of glory, although He knew Israel would afterwards desert Him and go after other gods: Deu31:16. Indeed, in 2 Ki 11: God details Solomon's great apostasy in His old age where he turned to idols, and inflamed himself with a great many, strange pagan wives who were idol worshippers: 1Ki 11:6

    And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.



     

    In summation of the spectacular and beautiful temple, God sums it up in Isaiah: Isa 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? 2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD:

     

    We see that God was not impressed with their temple and outward show of worship, knowing it was all just lip service, and not from hearts that would be faithful to Him.

     

    Later Stephen would agree: Act 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

     

     Paul the apostle, would declare the same: Act 17:24

    God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;


    As far as the ark of the covenant goes: Jer 3:16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.

     

    The Levites and Solomon might have been silent about the meaning of the message of the missing objects of the ark of the covenant. However, God speaks explicitly about what it meant: Jer 11:10

    They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers. Feel free to see 2 Chr 7 on your own, brethren, detailing the conditions that had to be met by Israel to keep the Mosaic Covenant, which Israel rejected. Heb 8:9


     

    Holy people we will go into more verses next time. Until then, let us keep in remembrance the place where God chooses to dwell in forever is in the hearts, minds, and spirits, of His faithful and beloved people.

     

    Love and truth, serola                      

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    Sun, Apr 16th - 1:44AM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER 9 VS 3-5

     

    Brothers and sisters, let us humble ourselves continually under the hand of Almighty God our Father, who is our strength and has given us hope in God His Son Jesus Christ, who has forever delivered us from the kingdom of darkness to dwell in His kingdom of light, love and truth:  1Th 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

     

     1Jo 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

     

    Dearly beloveds, let us love one another fervently with the pure spiritual love indwelling our hearts given us through the love of Christ Himself. Let us be patient with one another and help one another to walk in grace. Let us continually share the gospel with one another and in the world.

     

    Holy brethren, we know that no believer understands the Bible or how God expects them to live automatically.  We are all to be taught the scriptures through overseers, teachers, brothers and sisters, and our own personal Bible study as well. So, we can see it is the work of the whole church wherein we learn God’s word and live it and practice it daily.

     

    The Bible is far more than a text- book. In a sense the Hebrew Christians had studied the word of God as something to be learned and then put aside to go on to their ministry to the saints without it. Paul comes to them to discover that they had totally forgotten it and sets about to reteach and re-equip them in the word. Let us be careful also, dearly beloveds to understand the Bible is our spiritual food that God gave to feed His spiritual people. We need to feast on the Word of God. Our salvation and inheritance is eternal and fixed, however we are responsible and accountable to God and one another to encourage and help one another to grow in understanding and living the gospel.

     

    Every Christian can be helped to learn the gospel. No one has to be a great orator to learn it or teach it. People can choose to spend thousands of dollars to learn the Bible; but God does not require it. Even saints (G40hagios) who haven’t learned to read and write can still be taught the gospel as well as to share and live the same. Children can be taught the Bible based on their particular level of development, and such teaching should not be withheld from them.

     

    We should not be shocked or angry at any brother or sister who is ignorant about some or all aspects of scripture, because it happens. That is why we share the gospel relentlessly to help every believer to become rooted in understanding and living the whole gospel message over time.

    Ignorance is dangerous although the ignorant don't mean to cause harm, they can and do. For that reason interactive bible study must not be left out because it can be the instrument where ignorance can be identified and corrected. 

     

    The Bible is powerful and healing in the hands of those who rightly divide the word of truth. In the hands of deceivers, or even the ignorant it can be highly destructive, dangerous and even deadly to those who are deceived by it: 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

     

    There are many helpful books written by Christians, however, the Bible is God’s eternal standard and absolute tool of choice as the means by which we are all to be taught scripture: 2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

     

    All written works outside of scripture must be tested by scripture to certify it speaks the eternal truth of the gospel or not.

     

    We have to be mindful, holy people, of those who choose to high jack the English language to attempt in vain to abolish the eternal truth that God speaks in absolute truth, in order to deceive and justify living in ways clearly forbidden in scripture. They attempt in vain to pervert scripture to falsely mean that most of the Bible is not literal, and many of its doctrines are mere figures of speech. The Bible speaks in absolute truth also and in every case, God makes it clear by and with many examples within the context of scripture.


     

    Yes, it is true, holy brethren, that the scriptures do employ figures of speech. However, when the Bible uses figures of speech it clearly and absolutely always points to certain underlying absolute truths according to God’s standards, never outside of it.

     

    It is common in English to use figures of speech. If I heard someone say that their feet were killing them, I might encourage them to consult a foot doctor, but I would not dial an emergency number to call for help because I mistakenly thought their feet were actually killing them. I would understand the underlying truth that what the person is trying to convey is that his or her feet are hurting really badly.

     

    In this study of Hebrews, God the Father spectacularly, boldly, extols and glories His Son Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost here is also in overdrive, shooting spiritual fireworks, lights flashing, explosively, meticulously, repetitively to the nth degree absolutely declaring the everlasting truth that only through God’s Son Jesus Christ can men be saved for all eternity.

     

    God certainly sets the apostle Paul as a great example of a teacher as well as others-the end goal of a good teacher is to make good students into good teachers too, who will move forward to teach others in the same spirit.

     

    The whole atoning work of Jesus Christ is absolute truth. God commands that it be received exactly in that way.  Some claim in error that being saved by the blood of Jesus is just a figure of speech, it only means His death, because Jesus died as a mere man and His blood rotted away so it could never be preserved in heaven to eternally wash away all sins.

    The Bible absolutely states of Lord Jesus in His death:  Act 13:37

    But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. This is declared from the Old to the New Testament, and obviously the blood of Jesus is incorruptible as well, and forever retains its saving power.

     

     

    There is not one verse in scripture that declares that Jesus Christ died as a mere man. Jesus was and is the God Man from beginning to end. There is not a mere man on earth who can or would ever make this statement and be able to perform it as Lord Jesus does: Jhn 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father


    Only a man who is also God could declare such, and that One and only God man is Jesus Christ God the biological Son of God the Father.

     

    Jhn 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

     

    Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

     

    God the Father tested, tried, and proved God His Son Jesus Christ from beginning to end. Jesus proved He is the Son of God in His obedience, Jesus proved He is God the Son in showing He has the power of life and death in laying down His life and taking it back again to die no more, but live forever, even as God the Father:

     

    Just as God tested, tried, and proved His Son Jesus Christ, so all believers will be tested, tried and proved, but never beyond their capacity to endure it. Much of our testing relates to faith and trust in God- that we believe in Him through His Word, with the evidence of steadfast obedience. God strengthens every believer in their trials and is with them always and in everything.

     

    As we head back into the study with good faith, the ability to do Good spiritual math, and receiving the absolute truth of the Word, holy people, again, we have to understand that God speaks in eternal absolutes not metaphors regarding the whole atoning work of His Son Jesus Christ.


    The spiritual tabernacle in heaven is not a figure of speech but exists now and forever while the mosaic tabernacle on earth is no longer relevant except for our learning and understanding of why God has no further use for it.

     

    Heb 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

    Only the high priest could enter the holiest of all. It was a death sentence for anyone else to enter it.


    Heb 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

    Heb 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

     

    The objects found within the second veil was not just stuff, dearly beloveds, but had meaning and purpose pertaining to Israel and to the coming Messianic ministry of Lord Jesus Christ.

     

    The golden censer an object that would contain goals that incense was placed upon. Aaron used a regular censer filled with incense to avoid being put to death in the holiest of all by God: Lev 16:13. However, the coming Messiah would enter the holiest of all in heaven with the sweet intense perfume of His eternal undying holiness in the presence of God the Father.   

     

    The ark of the covenant: Here a vessel, but later the very person of the coming Messiah on earth and in heaven, who would save all who believe in Him and be the anchor for their souls: Rev 11:19.

    The golden pot that had manna: why God put it in the ark: Deu 8:3. To remind Israel that man shall not live by bread alone…

    Aaron's rod that had budded: God gave it to Aaron as proof that He was the chosen high priest, but One greater was to come, the Branch:  Zec 6:12


    Tables of the covenant: why God put it in the pot: As a witness that Israel had broken it: Deu 31:26-29.

     

    Brothers and sisters, we will look further into the ark of the covenant next time.

    Love and truth, serola 

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    Mon, Apr 10th - 8:21PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER 9 VS 1-2

     

    Brothers and sisters, let us pour out lavish offerings of love and blessings upon our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God our Father and God our Holy Spirit, with abundant worship, sacrifices of praises and giving thanks to their Holy Name always.

     

    The fire of Jesus Christ is burning, the Holy Spirit fanning the flames in the hearts and minds of His people.

     

    Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, He is the Word of God and He still speaks to us from/through His word correctly interpreted today. There will absolutely not be any reward for any of our good works not done out of love and not resting on the foundation of the unchanging truth of the gospel. Therefore, God will burn such of our works up as worthless, although we will still be saved.

     

    Only Jesus saves, we know, brethren, but if we share only a watered down , sugar coated, touchy feely soft warm and fuzzy gospel it will have no power, and none of us should expect a reward from God for that. Certainly, the gospel offends some, and some will walk away because of it, we cant force people to be saved, however, there is no excuse for us not to give it. There is always someone who will receive it.

     

    We saints (G40 hagios) are all in this together collectively to share the gospel and help one another to learn it and live it as well. God doesn’t have any step children or half siblings, so we should not limit ourselves exclusively to the local church. I was taught in my Christian education by many elders pastors, teachers, and the body general to take time to visit my brothers and sisters everywhere when the local church wasn’t meeting.  I’ve attended Bible studies about in every area of my city and dined well spiritually and was enriched greatly from the love and fellowship with other brothers and sisters.

     

    Dearly beloveds, praise God we know God will reward us for our works out of love for Him rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially sharing and living the gospel message. We can take God at His word that He expects us to seek rewards from Him, for He delights to give us rewards.

     

     Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    I.FAITH: absolute conviction of the truth, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it

    A. relating to God

    i.the absolute conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ

    B. relating to Christ

    i.a strong and welcome absolute conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God

    C. the religious beliefs of Christians

    D. belief with the predominate idea of absolute trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same

    II.fidelity, faithfulness

    A. the character of one who can be relied on

     

    REWARDER: one who pays wages, a rewarder.

     

    DILIGENTLY: to rigorously search, seek out i. e. investigate, scrutinize.

     

    Holy brethren, let us tirelessly rest in the on- going study and living God’s word, not as a mere text- book, but understanding that the Word of God is living and is our life that we should live in it, through it, for it, and by it.

    Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

     

    There are many strange doctrines of error flying about. We find some teaching falsely that Jesus is just a man now confined to heaven and cannot hear our prayers up there, so the Holy Ghost is the only one on earth now saving people and bringing salvation to believers. Therefore, God left it up to men to run the church on earth. The verse Jhn 16:7 is supposed to prove this.

     

    Jhn 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

     

    Jesus Christ, we know brethren, is fully God and fully man in a glorified human body in heaven, although at the appointed time He will return bodily. However, the eternal truth is that Jesus Christ God the Son is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, the Head of the church and inseparable from the Father and the Holy Spirit.

     

    He is bodily present in heaven and also spiritually present on earth saving all who believe in Him, and baptizes them into His death, and raising them to life as new spiritual creatures, baptizing and sealing them with the Holy Spirit, then indwelling them with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit: Col 1:27.

     

    Therefore, dearly beloveds, we have full assurance that Jesus can hear our prayers the same as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Head of and in control of the church, not men, who are appointed to obey Him and watch over the church as His servants not lords, doing His will.

     

    GOOD FAITH

     

    Good faith, holy brethren, is spoken of so often throughout the scriptures and is of essential importance to grasp, embrace and understand it within the totality of God’s meaning. It is absolutely clear that God intends for every believer who understands the New Covenant, the book of Hebrews and all scriptures concerning God’s plan through Jesus Christ, salvation, and truth that we should come forth in good faith believing in God. God expects that every believer will be fully convicted, convinced and fully persuaded in believing His eternal truth and love.

     

    God has set the supreme example of good faith for us in Himself who first trusted in His Son Jesus Christ, in Christ Himself, and in Abraham, and a long line of other faithful believers throughout biblical history. By this we know what good faith is in their examples to us. we also know that God expects for believers to have this same kind of absolute, steadfast, unwavering faith in Him. God defines and sets the standard for the faith He accepts which is only good faith.

     

    The Bible speaks of the faith of Abraham regarding the New Covenant:  Rom 4:20

    He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

     

    BAD FAITH

    If anyone is of bad faith, it doesn’t matter how much and how often they are shown the truth they still choose not to believe it.


    In a spiritual sense Bad faith means unbelief: 1. unfaithfulness, faithlessness (of persons betraying a trust), incredulousness, disbelief,  refusal to trust: Romans 3:3.
    2. want of faith, unbelief: shown in withholding belief in the divine power, 
    Mark 16:14, or in the power and promises of God, Romans 4:20Hebrews 3:19; in the divine mission of Jesus, Matthew 13:58Mark 6:6; by opposition to the gospel,  with the added notion of obstinacy, Romans 11:2023Hebrews 3:12.

    Evil heart of unbelief, evil conscience:

     

    The Bible addresses bad faithers:  Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

     

    Brothers and sisters, we have to tell people the whole gospel message, God will not compromise with anyone there are no options, nor plan b’s, nor alternatives to good faith, the only faith acceptable to God.

     

    I pray that if any have bad faith that they will choose to repent and come believing steadfastly and without wavering in the New Covenant of Jesus Christ.

     

    Thank you for your patience in this study, brothers and sisters, and for your prayers on my behalf, they are much appreciated. I am humbly thankful to God for receiving my prayers in your behalf early and often.

     

    Heb 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

    Heb 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

    In this highly repetitious and meticulous study on God the Son of God Jesus Christ we find and must take heed, brethren, at the continual pattern of comparisons and contrasts between the Messiah and all others, He defeated all of God’s adversaries, is better than the angels, and Aaronic priesthood etc., showing in every case Jesus is the Superior, whom God the Father has made equal to Himself and God the Holy Spirit.

     

    Beware those who high jack the English language to falsely claim there are no absolutes or change the meanings of commonly understood words to twist the truth to their lies. We know some individuals claim to identify as multiple persons although they are only one, but no doubt any employer advises them they will still receive only one pay- check.


    God is showing us all that He deals in unchanging, eternal absolutes, and that He does not have a democracy, does not compromise His Word with anyone nor any thing.

     

    Heb 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

    Heb 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

     

    We understand and God makes it clear to all, that God was always in control of and set the standard for this temporary Mosaic Covenant on earth. Although it was only a blue print or designed after the pattern of the true tabernacle in heaven to be revealed later in the coming Messiah, it was no less stringent in its order and function with none of the priests allowed to deviate from it on pain of death: Num 3:4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.

     

    This first part of the sanctuary, brethren, was in some ways a 24/7 ordeal for the priests, whose work was never done and who never had rest due to the ongoing work required by God that had to be done on pain of death in behalf of themselves and the nation of Israel. They did not get to decide to take a day off or close the tabernacle down any time they felt like it. Feel free to study further on your own about the grinding work-load that the priests had. Frankly brethren, I found it exhausting even to read about it.

     

    Although in later books we find for a time God “winked” as the Aaronic ministry chose to go missing in action entirely, and the nation even forgetting that there was a Mosaic book of the Law, as God knew they would: Acts 14: 16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.


    Holy people, the fact that the first part of the tabernacle or sanctuary was separated from the second is profound and terrifying in that God Almighty drew a line between the two in blood, which none but the high priest could cross, more on this in later verses.

     

    Love and truth, serola                      

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    Mon, Apr 3rd - 6:39AM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER 9 

     

    Brothers and sisters, glory to God our Father and to God the Son of God Jesus Christ our Saviour and to God our Holy Spirit who eternally indwells all believers, and has made us and all believers, God’s holy family of priests and ambassadors of Christ in this present evil world.

     

    Dearly beloveds, I love you all, and give God thanks for you, and thanks for your patience in continuing with me in this study. The word of God is for every believer to be taught it, study it together with others, self study to live it out, share and apply it every day as well. The Word of God is the foundation of the church and no other foundation can any man lay: 1Co 3:11.

     

    Clearly, holy people, the church as a whole is commanded by Lord Jesus to share the gospel message, not only in places far away which is good, but also to those near as well. While our inheritance is eternally given, one of the many rewards to the church is for our labors in the gospel of Jesus Christ, based not on what office we hold or gifts that we have, but on the quality of our work/love in sharing the gospel, correctly interpreted. Feel free to study further on your own in Ephesians chapter 4 and other places in scriptures of the many great benefits to the whole church in gaining maturity in the gospel message of Jesus Christ.


     

    1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

    STRANGE: to surprise or astonish by the strangeness and novelty of a thing, to think strange, be shocked.

    I. FIERY TRIAL: a burning

    A. the burning by which metals are roasted and reduced

    B. by a figure drawn from a refiners fire

    i. calamities or trials that test the character

     

    Brethren, we know we should not withhold nor sugar coat the whole gospel of Jesus Christ, because it is displeasing to God, and leaves the Christian unprepared under trial in an evil world that hates God and His people. It may seem to some of us that we live in the furnace and can barely catch a break. However, the scriptures clearly teaches that this is the norm for the Christian not the exception. Even so God instructs us: 1Pe 4:13; 2Co 4:17-18.

     

    THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST AND CHILDREN:

     

    Luk 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!Unchecked Copy Box 

    Luk 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

    I.OFFENCES: a movable stick or trigger of a trap, a trap stick

    A. a trap, snare

    B. any impediment placed in the way and causing one to stumble or fall, (a stumbling block, occasion of stumbling) i.e. a rock which is a cause of stumbling.

    II. any person or thing by which one is (entrapped) drawn into error or sin.

     

    Christ has set the standard let the church so stand without apology nor fear.

     

     

    THE LAW OF NATURE, BIOLOGY

    God, from the beginning, has put in place the Laws of nature in world wide evidence based biology to protect children, who are all immature/undeveloped, therefore, unable to give consent to actions that only adults are capable of understanding and giving consent to. No child is able to give consent to any medical interventions, especially those that involve surgical butchery removing healthy body parts as a form of  so called treatment, nor to be administered toxic massive doses of cross sex hormones used off label that can carry irreversible consequences.

     

     

    We have in every nation criminal laws, to protect children from harm and or predation. America has such laws in place in every state and also on the federal level for example: Obscenity - United States Department of Justice

    www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/obscenity

    Any transfer or attempt to transfer such material to a minor under the age of 16, including over the Internet, is punishable under federal law. It is also illegal to use misleading website domain names with intent to deceive a minor into viewing harmful or obscene material.

     

    PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS - Congress

    www.congress.gov/105/plaws/publ314/PLAW-105publ...

    112 STAT. 2974 PUBLIC LAW 105–314—OCT. 30, 1998 Public Law 105–314 105th Congress An Act To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1.

     

    In the past children were taught at home about good touch, bad touch, and that any touching where the child did not feel comfortable should be reported immediately to the parents, caretakers, and/or school, this is still a good practice for today.

     

    Sex education in the public schools is problematic in that it is taught by people not educated in evidenced based biology and who inject their own biases  or seek to cause a child to question their identity. Parent advocates among others believe that the only age appropriate proper place for sex education, besides the home, is within already established health clinics where medically trained clinicians can instruct on the basis of evidenced based biology not new age quasi -science based on strongly held emotions or feelings about these matters.


    Even if  its in the school's so called sex education program IT IS A CRIME TO DEPICT CHILDREN UNDER A CERTAIN AGE ENGAGED IN SEX ACTS OR TO ENCOURAGE SUCH CHILDREN  TO ENGAGE IN SEX ACTS WHICH IS GROOMING AND INDOCTRINATION FELONY SEXUALIZATION AND SHOULD BE PROMPTLY REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. 

     

    Parents are urged to examine the materials given to any child involved in the sex education programs, and report to authorities any that cross the line or violate the laws governing what a child can be exposed to. Children must also be instructed to tell them of any adults asking them to keep any secrets from the parents or anyone else.

     

     

    BAD MATH

    Dearly beloveds, these are true incidents. A guy went into a fast-food restaurant to get his favorite food. Unfortunately, when he got there the workers told him that they were all out of that item for the day. The man kept insisting on the item no matter how many times the workers explained that they were all out of the item he wanted. The man flew into a rage and attacked the workers and was arrested.


    It was no small matter that the man couldn’t accept the truth of what the word All meant and had to learn the hard way or at least one would hope he did. In the same way God’s absolute truths do not change no matter how strongly we may not accept it or be willing to understand it. God’s word is of no private interpretation: 2Pe 1:20.

     

    Some Christians open their Bibles when they read: 1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.

     

    They misinterpret this passage to mean that it is necessary for Christians to confess every sin so that they can stay saved and or right with God by receiving His forgiveness again, and again per each sin. This was true of the Mosaic Law, but never the law of grace.

     

    I do not doubt there are very sincere Christians who believe this and or have been taught this, but they are sincerely and absolutely wrong.  We know, brethren, that the Bible never contradicts itself, as through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit of truth teaches every believer that scriptures prove scriptures, authenticates scriptures, interprets scriptures comprehensively and within context of scriptures never out side of it.

     

    Therefore, we know, dearly beloveds that the above verse is not all that John declared about sins in that in these following verses He clearly states: 1Jo 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

     

    John frankly declares of the believers: 1Jo 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

     

     1Jo 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

     

    Question: Is John confused? Because if a Christian believes that 1 John: 1:9 commands Christians to continually confess all sins after they are saved to keep being forgiven and or saved, then He later states the Christian doesn’t ever commit sins none of this makes any sense, it is utter confusion, chaos, and appears as unsound of mind.

     

    We know that God is absolutely never the author of confusion or unsoundness: 1Co 14:33.

    Neither is John confused nor unsound. However, all who ignorantly misinterpret 1 John 1:9 are confused and in error because to correctly interpret John 1:9 we have to believe and accept what the word ALL means and is absolutely proven to be true according to the word of God within the context of scriptures not outside of it.

     Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

    Mat 13:41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things  that offend, and them which do iniquity;

     

    1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

    HOLY: most holy thing, a saint. Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless consecrated):—(most) holy (one, thing), saint.

    CONVERSATION: steadfast, consistent 'walk,' lifestyle, i. e. all manner of life, behavior, conduct, publicly and privately.

     

    We see the truth clearly proven from the Word of God, holy people, that John is directing us to the New Covenant confession of faith and means exactly the same as what the New Covenant declares: 1 John 1:9  1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1Jo 4:15; Rom 10:9.

    Jesus Christ Paid in full for all of our sins:  Act 20:28;  Eph 1:14.

    Jesus is the Sole Mediator between God and man and the sole Saviour: 1Ti 2:5

    For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

     

    Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.

     

     Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember NO MORE.

    Heb 10:17And their sins and iniquities will I remember NO MORE.

     

     

     

    There is not one scripture in the New Covenant of Jesus Christ that teaches that after salvation all believers must work to stay saved-keep themselves from being lost or forgiven by perpetually confessing sins to God. When Jesus saved us He left us in our human bodies, but He completely changed us spiritually on the inside making us new creatures, alive in Him and indwelling us with Himself, God the Father and sealing us with the Holy Spirit, who enables every believer to desire God’s will by choosing to refuse to practice sin as a way of life, which is usually ignored by those who ignorantly misinterpret 1 John 1:9.

     

    There are those who teach that no one is perfect, and that God doesn’t expect Christians to be perfect. God’s work through overseers, teachers, and the body general is purposed for that very thing to help every believer move forward toward spiritual adulthood. Jesus teaches: Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

    PERFECT: Mature, full- grown adult.

     2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

     

    Unfortunately, some see the many warnings against apostasy in scriptures as teachings that Christians will do them and fall away. No nation assumes it’s people will automatically know or understand how they are to live under its government but codifies on every level within its constitutions/laws the accepted conduct/behavior/ expected of its citizens. 


    Not that it is expected that the citizens will reject them, but that every citizen has the opportunity to understand the benefits of being a good citizen and avoid proscribed conduct that is forbidden.  The penalties contained within these laws serve to protect the good, identifies the bad and restrains those who choose to willfully violate these laws.

     

    We should understand the New Covenant in the same way, no one gets saved and automatically knows or understands how to live according to God’s grace, which is why it is set forth explicitly for believers to be taught and learn over time. We know who belongs to God’s kingdom or not by whether they consistently obey Him or not.

     

     

    Feel free to study further on your own the biblical teachings to every Christian regarding how God enables and instructs every believer regarding sins/discipline, and how God determines who is His child and who is a bastard.


     

    A lady went into a bakery and ordered six donuts. After she received the items she told the worker she was shorted her items because she did not receive 12 dozen donuts. The worker explained that 6 donuts equaled a half a dozen donuts not 12 dozen. The lady kept insisting that 6 donuts equaled 12 dozen donuts. She left without incident after paying for the 6 donuts, clearly convinced still that 6 donuts equals 12 dozen donuts.


    Every Christian desiring and willing to learn can be assured by God that He will teach them faithfully and never leave them unable to understand and know Him but will always aid them to grow in grace.



     

    We need the ability to understand and use the law of basic math in the real world for a variety of great reasons to live and function in the world. Not knowing basic math is not a good thing ever.

    Brothers and sisters, next we will go into Hebrews chapter 9 study. Some might ask what does bad math have to do with this chapter or even this study? Firstly, those who are bad at math because they are unwilling to learn God’s basic law of spiritual math will receive no benefits from this study. However, praise God who will never leave true believers to be bad at spiritual math. 

     

    All throughout scripture and in this highly repetitious study of Hebrews, God poses to His people and the whole world math problems wherein the only absolute acceptable answer is ONE, if the problem is worked correctly according to God’s Law of spiritual mathematics, i.e. One Saviour, One eternal High Priest, One eternal New Covenant, One eternal salvation, One eternal atonement, One eternal forgiveness for all sins, One eternal life. For the righteous eternal life is with God in His kingdom, for the unbelieving one eternal life in condemnation in the lake of burning fire.

     

    God’s definition of  EQUAL= means they are exactly the same. Anyone, even though they may sincerely believe that equal means less than, are still not only wrong but egregiously bad at math, and spiritual math too. Many would urge the person to go back to a reputable school, let us, holy people, urge them to return to the school of God’s word to learn spiritual math. When the Bible states Lord Jesus Christ is equal with God that is absolutely what it means, never less than God.

     

    Like the faithful Son to His Father, when He has by His omnipotent power totally put down ALL evil oppositional rule and authority, subdued every nation, utterly destroyed the devil, his evil angels, and evil human followers, along with death, hell itself into the lake of fire, and brought His entire family of brothers and sisters safely before the very throne of God then like the faithful Son that He is:   1Co 15:28

    And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

    Finally, at last! When our Father God embraces His Son Jesus Christ, He will also sweep up with Him all of His holy family that Jesus has brought home to be with and in God the Father forever.

     

    This is God our Father’s desire from the beginning who first trusted in His Son Jesus Christ. As God loves and absolutely trusts in His Son Jesus Christ so He commands His people. Jesus Christ will never fail in His mission from God to bring His holy family to their forever home with God His Father. 


    Dearly beloveds, I am thankful to have met a few of you. However, even if I never meet most of you here on earth, one thing is absolutely certain, we all have an appointment in heaven where we will all meet and humbly rejoice with our Saviour Jesus Christ before the very throne of God our Father.



    Those who are not willing or refuse to learn and accept God’s spiritual eternal math I pray they will repent before death and the judgement of wicked.

     

    Holy people, find laid out chapter 9 of Hebrews to dig into for yourselves in the presence of God to feast at the Lord’s table the Holy Spirit in attendance to your needs, before we go into the study.

     

    Heb 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

    Heb 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

    Heb 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

    Heb 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

    Heb 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

    Heb 9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

    Heb 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

    Heb 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

    Heb 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

    Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

    Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

    Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

    Heb 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

    Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

    Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

    Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

    Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

    Heb 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,

    Heb 9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

    Heb 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

    Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.Unchecked Copy Box

    Heb 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

    Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

    Heb 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;Unchecked Copy Box 

    Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.Unchecked Copy Box 

    Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

    Love and truth, serola   

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