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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.

          
          

    Thu, Dec 30th - 9:01AM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, say it with me, blessings, honor, thanks, and all praises to you Lord Jesus. We your priests under your High Priesthood do come unto you to lavishly pour out the sweet sacrifices of our love offerings, praise offerings and worship unto you Dread Sovereign Lord, with all power and authority, invincible in power, undefeatable, unconquerable in battle, the everlasting shield of your people, from whom no man nor creature can ever pluck us from your All-Mighty hands.

    Dearly beloveds we must conclude that 1: John 1: 9 means that the atoning work of Lord Jesus Christ is finished. The  forgiveness of Jesus Christ is permanent and forever for all sins past, present and future for every believer, along with the entire removal of the penalty and guilt, has no expiration date, has no need of any further sacrifices, and God the Father retains no remembrance or record of them against us forever.

     

    So now, saints (G40 hagios) let us look at the remaining questions: How does the Bible instruct the Christian to live?

    I know I have sinned or done wrong after I was saved what do I do about that and why do I still do it at times?

    We must look at these questions, holy people within and through the general, specific and minutiae lens of the inerrant truth of scripture, NEVER OUTSIDE OF IT. Our brother John the apostle unleashes spiritual nukes which entirely obliterates the lie that the Christian remains a sinner after salvation continually needing to make confession for his or her sins. It is only within the context of John’s explicit, explosive, and for some shocking, raw, graphic, unequivocal declarations that we can rightly interpret and answer these questions.

     

    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.

    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 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.

    Stay tuned brethren

    Love, serola



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    Sat, Dec 18th - 3:00PM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, say it with me: all blessings and praises, honors, glory, might, dominion, rulership and power be to our unconquerable, unbeatable, undefeatable Lord and Saviour God the Son Jesus Christ, and to God our Father and to God the Holy Spirit forever and ever more.

     

    In resuming this study, and any study, holy people, we ought to take great care and be extremely cautious never to paint a picture of a false Jesus Christ who cannot save and has neither the eternal standard of Himself for salvation as set by God the Father, nor His eternal determinate boundary of scripture, but only mere manmade doctrines which pleases and sooths men’s consciences, all the while displeasing and never accepted by God; therefore, contradicting the doctrines of Christ.

     

    We know, holy brethren, that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ does not have any “frenemies”. What Jesus said from His own lips: Mat 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

    Luk 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

    Luk 19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

    Act 3:23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

     

    Therefore, saints (G40 hagios) God expressly throughout the whole of scripture forbids us or anyone to present the gospel as though one had any option to twist, pervert, add to or take away from it and to escape the punishment of God for doing so: Gal 1:8Gal 1:9.

     

    However, thanks be to God, dearly beloveds, that even when we were His enemies Christ died for us and rose again so that all who believe on Him would receive His everlasting forgiveness, reconciliation, and peace with Him, through Him and by Him to the Father.

                                                                                    

    Having peace and reconciliation with God, dearly beloveds let us look at the continuing questions: does the Christian have two separate natures, or a combination of the sinful old man or carnal nature melded with the new nature?

    We have to take a hard look at this, dearly beloveds, because only the truth of scripture regarding these things has any acceptance or legitimacy in the sight of God, and His sight is the only one of any relevance now or ever.

     

    There is no question that there are some who whether confusedly or purposefully teach Christians have either two natures or a blend of both the old and the new nature. Either way this serves as their false doctrine that the Christian cannot help sinning nor stop sinning because “sinless perfection” is impossible and even after salvation “we are all sinners still”.

     

    This turns people back to the Law or works done away in Lord Jesus Christ, and keeps people locked in futile attempts to overcome sin, so that they usually give up, some even identifying themselves by the particular sin(s) to which they are in bondage, in ignorance of the power given to Christians to live God’s way and not their own to overcome any sin.

     

    We ought to stand with God’s eternal and absolute truth in His word, brothers, and sisters, rather than personal opinions or manmade doctrines. Yes, and Amen, it is never about works of righteousness of our own but the eternal sinless perfection of Jesus Christ wherein we are ushered into the very throne room of the Living God our Father, ( Heb 10:20), through the final, finished and complete atoning work of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who has gained the permanent forgiveness of all sins for all who believe and obey Him.

     

    Lord Jesus brings all believers into the presence of God never as the DEAD old or carnal man with a carnal or old DEAD nature but as an entirely new creation-new man, having an eternal new holy nature. Ro 6: 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin.

    Crucify: to crucify one, metaph. to crucify the flesh, carnal or old nature, destroy its power utterly (the nature of the figure implying that the destruction is attended with intense pain).

     

    We must absolutely forever settle this as God commands, brothers and sisters, even as it is settled forever by the power of God and His Christ our Saviour: Ro. 8: 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 

    God declares absolutely that Christians have ONE nature the new eternal living spiritual nature. We will look further into this in the final questions of this study.

    Love, serola



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    Thu, Dec 9th - 11:26PM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, let us thank God for His matchless gift of salvation in His sinless Son, Jesus Christ who gave Himself for our sins, and have purchased all who believe thereby, and given us as dear children to God and to one another that we should love God and one another fervently.

     

    Holy brethren, let us never forget and always remember to always act upon the earth as priests whom God has made all of us by through and under our High Priest, Lord, and Saviour Jesus Christ, as laid out in His New Covenant rightly interpreted and lived publicly and privately.

     

    We will look at these questions posed:

     …and does the Christian have two separate natures or a combination of the sinful old man or carnal nature melded with the new nature?

     

    Dearly beloveds, first let us look at the issue of error in those who claim a person can be saved merely from ancestry, or biblical scholarship, or Law to be saved, and those who conversely claim that Jesus gave the church over to the saved gentiles, because the Jewish nation failed to keep the covenant of the Law of Moses, done away in Jesus Christ.

     

    Saints (G40 hagios), It is superfluous to spend much time on this as it is written in the specific,  the general, and in the minutiae that:  Rom 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

    10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

    Both Jew and gentile are reconciled by faith in Jesus Christ as One body in Him: Eph 2:13

    But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

    Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

    Eph 2:15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new manso making peace;

    Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

    God through faith in Jesus Christ, brings in all believing gentiles into Israel as One body with our believing Jewish brothers and sisters: so that now to make a long story short God declares:  Rom 10:12

    For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

     

    BOTTON LINE ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD BETWEEN JEW OR GENTILE. Therefore, dearly beloveds it behooves us to make sure we stand with God on what He has declared for all time-no differences between us brothers and sisters we are all one in Christ: Gal 3:28

    There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

    This does not mean all hold the same office, but all are equal.

     

    Holy brethren, Paul, for example, makes us understand absolutely that there is no grace through an automatic meritocracy based on mere ancestry whether of Jewish or being a descendent from a long line of preachers, or even being a skilled scholar in some aspect of biblical knowledge.

     

    Our brother, the apostle Paul had achieved a high status, and was well received amongst His peers, He had been a Pharisee excelling at teaching the Law, a Hebrew of Hebrews in a long heritage, a zealot in persecuting the church although in ignorance.

     

    God gives us the example of Paul. Paul frankly tells everyone that when people make claims to salvation outside of faith in Jesus Christ, they are in error manufacturing what they think is righteousness based on heritage and/or works of some sort, instead of obeying the call of God to righteousness by trusting completely in His sinless son and Saviour Jesus Christ.

     

    Paul called his heritage and all of his personal achievements etc. outside of Christ, as dung, to be cast off for the excellency of the grace of Lord Jesus Christ: Phl 3:8

    Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

     

    Holy people, some teach that when Paul used the word dung, it was referencing animal excrement. We know this type of dung is used in fertilizer from ancient times, but this is not the excrement Paul was referencing, it was that of human origin that people, bury, discard, or burn and never use to fertilize anything it is totally worthless.

     Job 20:7

    Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

     

    Let us look to Christ alone in God, dearly beloveds, He has absolutely forever supplied everything we need for faith and righteousness in His atoning work.

     

    Then, dearly beloveds, there are those who argue about whether Jews will get more and the gentiles less or visa versa in the kingdom of God. This needs to stop we know from Jesus’ own lips it is His kingdom and He can do what He wants with it, as it is no mere man’s business whatsoever: Mat 20:15

    Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

    Love, serola                            

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    Sun, Dec 5th - 9:23AM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, thank God for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Praise our Father God who first trusted in Christ, that He would be faithful, obedient, true and would bring many children to God, for His glory: Eph 1:12 - That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

    Dearly beloveds if God put His trust in His Son Jesus Christ, let us quickly and steadfastly do the same thing without wavering.

    God is our eternal witness that Has appointed Jesus as our eternal High Priest and declares that Jesus is God the Son equal in power to God.

    God the Father also declares Jesus is Co -Creator and Lord:

    Heb 1:2 - 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;

      Heb 1:10 - And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

    These are not biblical typos, holy brethren, as scripture backs up, interprets, and authenticates scripture: Col 1:16 - For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    Eph 3:9 - And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

    It is just as our brother John has declared: Jesus indwells us, touches our spirits, minds, and hearts, and wants us to touch Him in Spirit, heart and truth.  

     

    Jesus is nothing like that old High Priest under the law, now done away in grace, who if any tried to touch Him in the holy place would die. Therefore, saints (G40 hagios), we can always rejoice because Jesus is on our side, loves us and urgently calls to us to come to Him boldly in perpetual fellowship, without fear, with hearts filled with love for the One who first loved us.

     

    Jhn 1:1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life...

    We feel John’s joy it is ours too, because we know Jesus lives in us and welcomes us also into the very holy place where He with the power of an endless life eternally makes intercessions for us before the throne of God His Father and ours: Rom 8:34

    Lord Jesus, our Saviour and High Priest forever indwells every one of His priests, with the Holy Spirit and God to direct and guide them through His word.

     

    How does the Bible instruct the Christian to live? This and we ourselves are a work in progress. No one knows much about God when they are first saved. Just as people in earthly countries have to be taught over time what is expected of them and helped to learn and obey the statutes and laws, they must follow to be considered good citizens, so it is in the kingdom of God.


    Along with individual Bible study, it is the work of the whole church to teach, guide, encourage, adults as well as children to live by the word of God and to align our minds and hearts with the doctrines and principals of scripture as laid out by God in the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. However, holy people, the whole of scripture is valid, and the New Covenant is ratified by God from the very beginning as the eternal final, finished and complete Rock upon which Jesus has built His eternal church:


    2 Ti 3:15 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


    We have to pick up the Bible and read it, because it will not read itself. We grow over time by the word as we study, understand and live it in obedience out of love for God and one another.


    God assures us that He will grow us by His word: 1Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.


    As we grow and head on towards maturity, we better understand and carry out our vocation as priests ordained under our High Priest Jesus Christ. We understand, brethren, that we are not just pew sitters, but have authority and power from God to love Him, one another and all men, to make intercessions on earth to God in behalf of ourselves and all men, and to personally offer up to God our sacrifices of praise, adoration worship and prayers; minister to one another, share the gospel message in the world, and bear fruit doing all the good that we can all while living in obedience to God out of love for Him.


    1 Pe 2:5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

    Love, serola                         

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