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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, Feb 28th - 2:31PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    ABRAHAM’S JOURNEY

    OUR JOURNEY

    GOD’S JOURNEY

     

    Brothers and sisters, Abraham concluded his journey in faith towards God in being willing to offer his only son, because he was fully persuaded that God can raise the dead: Heb 11: 19Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

     

    Brothers and sisters, we cannot, dare not overlook the fact that although God saved Abraham’s son, He knew before the beginning of time that He had to sacrifice His own Son. Think about God our Father’s journey and how He felt with His beloved only Son Jesus Christ and this knowledge between them from before God made time. God did not keep it a secret from His Son that He would have to offer Himself as the only sacrifice that would save the world. Think about how God must have felt that He had to punish His sinless Son to save us sinners from our sins.

    God has feelings, and he also gave us feelings, but unlike us His feelings are always righteous and under His complete control. His Son our Lord and Saviour gave Himself for us. He did not have to do it, nor did God have to force Jesus Christ to sacrifice Himself to save the world:  Mat 26:53; Jhn 10:17-18.

     Let us praise and thank our Father God and His Son Jesus Christ, for their love and unwavering faithfulness, through whom all that believe are saved from their sins forever. Holy people, Abraham had the promises, but we have received the promises manifested in our risen Saviour Jesus Christ, glory to His name forever Amen.

    The Faith of Isaac, Jacob, Joseph

    Heb 11:20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 22By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

    Saints (G40 hagios) we see the torch of faith passing steadily from one generation to the next of God’s people. Our Lord encourages each of us to also carry the torch of this same faithfulness through our trials without wavering. Although our Lord is risen, there are still things to come which He has foretold us shall come in the end. Just like them, brothers and sisters, let the torch of our faith continue on in complete trust in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This we will surely do by His power. Take heart, brethren: Ph 4:13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

    Ph 2:13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Love 

    serola



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    Mon, Feb 25th - 12:52PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    ABRAHAM’S JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

     

    Brothers and sisters, it came to my mind the words that I had said often and often heard as well from others, that nobody can be perfect; that God does not expect us to be perfect. I could never buy the idea that anybody could be or make themselves perfect.

    I know that I am not alone in thinking that people claiming to be perfect were conceited, arrogant, prideful, braggarts, exalting themselves, lacking humility- and worse of all liars.  It seemed correct, and humble to me to not even allow any such thoughts of being perfect to ever enter my head. I was not going to displease or get in trouble with God by claiming that I was perfect, no siree, not me, not me ever. After all the scriptures seemed to support me in thinking this way.

    Phl 3:12 - Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

    Brethren, do any of you agree with me? Well, dearly beloveds, we would all be wrong. The Lord opened up my understanding to see that Paul is talking about the perfection to be attained in the resurrection of our earthly bodies unto Jesus Christ.

    It is quite clear that Paul is not saying we cannot be perfect, because Paul later states: Phl 3:15 - Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

    No human being has the power to make themselves perfect: 1Pe 1:24 - For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

    Therefore, God never commanded His people to make themselves perfect in their own power, because He knows it is impossible for them to do so. I repented to the Lord for seeing perfection in a humanistic way. Then, something happened, He opened my eyes and I fully understood, believed that the kind of perfection from God is spiritual perfection, that is truly of God, comes only from Him, not of the foolish notions of this world. He has already perfected us to walk in love, and perfected us to do His will and work through His word and timing.:  Heb 10:14 - For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

    Mat 5:48 - Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

    Luk 6:40 - The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

    Jhn 17:23 - I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

    1Co 2:6 - Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

    2Ti 3:16 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

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

    Col 1:28 - Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

    1Jo 2:5 - But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

    1Jo 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

    1Jo 2:5 - But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

    love

    serola



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    Wed, Feb 20th - 4:22PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Abraham’s Journey in Hebrews

    Our Journey in HEBREWS

    Holy people, God has left us Abraham’s good report- God’s absolute eternal standard for faith, so that we can know His absolute standard of what is a good report from Him, to follow for ourselves:

    1. Abraham was bold and strong in faith, not weak in faith, not dissuaded by anything that seemed to contradict or be contrary to God’s promises. Rom 4:19.

    2.  Abraham glorified God without dispute, doubt, contention, hesitation, or unbelief or failure to accept ALL the promises of God. Rom 4:20.

    3. Abraham was absolutely persuaded that God has unlimited power and might to perform and completely fulfill all of His promises including the promise of the new covenant of Jesus Christ.

     

    4. Abraham in faith trusted obeyed feared and believed the eternal truth of God, and is therefore counted as righteous with God not under the Mosaic Law, but under the law of grace. Rom 4:13-16.

     

    5. Believe: To trust completely and steadfastly in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith  

    6.  No doubt Abraham was and is a child of God; however, God was so pleased with Abraham that God called him his friend. Not a friend, but His friend: Isa 41:8.

     

     

    Brothers and sister, again, instead of seeing this story as God’s not glossing over Abraham’s “dirty laundry” we must see this as God giving us deep insight into the portrait of a man very similar to ourselves with fears that made him vulnerable, and a history of some personal shortcomings. It dispels us from the mistaken notion that Abraham pulled himself up as though it were by his own bootstraps. It encourages us to know without a doubt that God is our strength through whom we overcome even our own weaknesses fears, doubts and vulnerabilities.

    Gen 17:1 - And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. (Dearly beloveds, note the significance of this time line,  - God called Abraham when he was seventy-five years old, but did not command him to be perfect until he was ninety-nine years old).

    Brethren, I backed off from the above verse, came back to it, backed off from it, but felt I had to come back to it; Why? Brothers and sisters the word “perfect” scared me, made me feel vulnerable, reminded me of my own inadequacies, short comings, times I have blown it, fallen on my face, failed God, and frankly seemed to be something that I could never attain. Feel free to raise your hand if you have ever felt this way.

    Yet, saints (G40 hagios), here is the Almighty God Himself telling not only Abraham to be perfect but to all of us as well. The command of God for us to be perfect only made me see more clearly how imperfect and inadequate I was, then something happened…

    PERFECT: complete, whole, entire, sound

    A. complete, whole, entire

    B. whole, sound, healthful

    C. complete, entire (of time)

    D. sound, wholesome, unimpaired, innocent, having integrity

    E. what is complete or entirely in accord with truth and fact

    love
    serola


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    Fri, Feb 15th - 4:56AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    ABRAHAM’S JOURNEY

     Dearly beloveds before we can look at Abraham’s report card from God, we absolutely must look at WHAT GOD WILL NEVER WRITE ON ABRAHAM’S REPORT CARD: God will never write on Abraham’s report card, “What took you so long?”; God will never write on Abraham’s report card his sins, and failures in trust and obedience in any way shape or manner whatsoever for all eternity. Why? Why? Why? We will get to this at some point, although most of you already know the answer.

    Gen 22: 11And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

    Abraham believed God, feared God and obeyed God, and was found of God worthy to receive the promises  of His eternal covenant and His seed: Gal 3:16

    Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

    Jeremiah 31:34 / And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

    Isaiah 43:25 ESV“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins”.

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

    Just as God did not throw up Abraham’s sin in his face, as though it never happened, He will never throw up anymore nor remember the sins of those who believe and obey His Son and only Saviour Jesus Christ.

    Ro 4:20He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness,

    Rom 4:23 - Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;24 - But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

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

    1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.

    1 John 1: 18We 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.

    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.

    love
    serola


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    Mon, Feb 11th - 12:52AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    ABRAHAM’S JOURNEY

    Abraham means: "father of a multitude"

    Yet, brothers and sisters, we find Abraham on a journey to sacrifice his only son and heir. In a general sense the servants and his son Isaac knew Abraham was going to make a sacrifice to God. It is clear that Isaac had no idea that he was to be the sacrifice. The Bible does not tell us why Abraham kept this secret from his son. The Bible does not state whether or not Abraham shared the purpose of his journey with anyone, and Sarah is not mentioned in this matter.

    During his journey, we do not know how Abraham felt, was he heart broken, troubled, angry, horrorstruck with fear, anguished, mourning, tempted to turn back and not perform the sacrifice; or did he go with a steely resolve to do all that God commanded of him or with mixed emotions? Only God knew and only God knew that time would tell.

     

    Abraham goes up Mount Moriah with fire in his hand, a knife, the wood and his son Isaac.

    If ever Abraham was going to break down it might have been when his son said: Gen 22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

    SPIRITUAL FIRE NOW!

    Instead of breaking down Abraham erupts in the spiritual fire of faith, responding to his son: Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

    Abraham is on spiritual fire, he is neither laughing nor questioning but going full throttle: Boom! Abraham built the altar. Boom! Abraham laid the wood, bound his son on the altar, boom! Abraham takes the knife to slay his only son.

    Saints, (G40 hagios) we know that only the intervention of the angel of the Lord saved Isaac from being slain by Abraham. Abraham passed God’s smell test and pleased God in offering up his only son. Therefore, God accounted Abraham faithful and righteous.

     We must take time to look at Abraham’s report card from God.

    Love

    serola


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