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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.

          
          

    Wed, Dec 17th - 1:45PM

    SOUND SPEECH STUDY



    Paul’s motivation is out of love for Christ and for the Galatians. He wanted them to worship the Son of God according to the Gospel not the old Law. He desired to turn them from trying to be made righteous by the Law, even as some are vainly trying  today. Oh that all such would hear Paul who still speaks today !!!

    Gal. 4:8 During the time when you did not know God, you worshiped false gods. 9 But now that you know God, or should I say that you are known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak old Law? Why do you want to do those religious acts of worship that will keep you from being free? Why do you want to be held under the power of the Law again? 10 You do special things on certain days and months and years and times of the year. 11 I am afraid my work with you was wasted.

     

    Living by the Law or Being Free

    Gal. 4:12 I ask you, Christian brothers, stay free from the Law as I am. Even if I am a Jew, I became free from the Law, just as you who are not Jews.

    Thanks be to God the Galatians heard and believed Paul that God has ordained His Son Jesus Christ our Saviour as the only source of salvation and righteousness to those who believe and obey Him.

     A prayer of repentance: Lord Jesus we repent of a stubborn heart in trying to be righteous through obeying the Law. Lord Jesus we fully acknowledge your Father's eternal plan for righteousness and to be made righteous is only through you our everlasting Saviour. We thank you God, that your Son Jesus Christ has fully delivered us from the Law. Dear Lord Jesus we turn our hearts fully to you now praising you  and resting in the Grace and freedom of the NEW COVENANT that you have established through your everlasting sacrifice of yourself. Amen.

    love

    serola 



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    Mon, Dec 15th - 1:05PM

    SOUND SPEECH STUDY



    Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

    Sound speech here denotes metaph. teaching which does not deviate from the truth.

    It is possible that someone may not like what we say in response to them. However the point is that we are  to always speak that which comes from the eternal truth of the Gospel, which cannot be condemned. It pricks and enters the heart of the hearer even if the Christian does not like it at first.

    We have God’s power to be restorers and helpful to one another which arises out of godly motivations and love. Let us put God first even in our speech.

    Paul had to tell the Galatians that they were doing things that amounted to putting themselves in bondage and false worship. It appeared the Galatians got mad and saw Paul as an enemy for telling them the truth. Paul had to ask them seriously!!! 

    Gal. 4:16 So then am I become your enemy, by telling you the truth?

    Paul’s motivation was to guide the Galatians to worship God according to the Gospel and avoid the bondage of false worship. The Galatians had a lot of zeal-in the wrong way for the wrong things. The Galatians came to accept the truth through Paul the Apostle's telling them the truth.

    Our Lord grants every Christian the right, privilege and authority to tell Biblical truth to one another and the whole world- truth correctly understood and lived. (See Galatians 4) Open your Bible brethren let us make this an interactive study, thanks.

    Prayer of repentance: Lord Jesus we repent of the times that we used our words to hurt and injure other brothers and sisters. Now you have told us the truth and given us the power of how even our words are commanded to be an instrument for your use. Lord we thank you, and know that you enable us through the Holy Spirit to obey you out of love. You alone are worthy of the totality of our worship and praise. Amen

    Love

    Serola



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    Sun, Dec 7th - 8:28AM

    SOUND SPEECH STUDY



     

    Through the Bible our Lord teaches us how we are commanded to speak to everyone. I think sometimes when our emotions are running high we give little thought on the impact of our speech to others. The wisdom of our Lord is amazing and wonderful, eternal, effectual for all times. This means we put our trust in our Lord’s wisdom not our fleshly emotions. Through Jesus Christ every Christian can attain the power of sound speech.

     

    Many of us have said things that we wished we had not. I suspect many more have said things that we wish we could take back, or could have said in a more constructive way. Of course there are some others who chronically suffer from foot in the mouth disease.

     

    We also must be careful to not habitually keep silent or not say anything to avoid offending anybody. There is a time, place and a way to speak that is pleasing to our Lord and helpful to the hearer. We can trust the Holy Spirit to enable us to will and to do.

     
          
     

    Col 4:6

     
     

    Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

     

    The word alway means all the time. Yes brothers and sisters ALL THE TIME, NOT JUST WHEN WE FEEL LIKE IT.

     

    It matters to God how we speak in response to others. Therefore it must matter to us. The Bible gives extensive details of how what we say can be terribly destructive. Here however, God gives us His commands and power to speak in the way that is constructive and beneficial to every hearer. It is important to understand what we say absolutely must be rooted in biblical truth, correctly understood and without hypocrisy. Sometimes the truth can be harsh, for example:

     

     

     

    Tit 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. The key here is godly motivation not motivation to hurt or injure the hearer.

    love

    serola

     
     
     

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