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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.

          
          

    Fri, Jan 27th - 10:24AM



    God initiated the keeping of records of birth, and death. He handed such records to His people starting with our first human parents Adam and Eve along with their subsequent genealogies and other information as He saw fit.

     

    Since then this practice has spread beyond to all human kind in some form or another. In particular birth certificates and records of birth are of tremendous importance, especially in cases of inheritance, to ensure that it goes to proper, genuine heirs. In the natural birth the birth certificate legally establishes paternity;  shows who the parents are, race, nationality, and if it was a live birth or stillborn, It may also give other pertinent information regarding the parents, or the baby. These records are usually kept in public records departments of various state, local, and other governmental agencies where people can come and get a certified copy of these records, for establishing identity, parentage, inheritance, and various other purposes.

     

    Brothers and sisters, God too keeps a record of those born to Him through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Through God all Christians are born spiritually alive. Although this spiritual truth is not seen as relevant or pertinent in the secular world where all solely human beings are born physically alive but spiritually dead; it is of the utmost importance to God. General human records are scanty and cannot compare to the birth certificate of the Christian, all who believe in God’s Son, Jesus Christ and do His will.

     

    God establishes the spiritual paternity of every Christian, explicitly, exclusively, and absolutely. God goes further to include in the record of the Christian birth not only the parentage and nature of it but also the inheritance, identity, character, and conduct of those born to Him.  God details the nature and parentage of the Christian birth without exception: John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

     

    Jhn 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

     

    1Jo 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

     

    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 5:18 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.

     

    It seems in the secular world it is not unusual for people to fake a birth certificate. Unfortunately some try to fake the spiritual birth certificate as well. Invariably, some, despite the direct continual warnings throughout the Bible and directly from the  Saviour Himself Jesus Christ, who says:

    Jhn 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

    Jhn 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

    God won't make you, me or anyone else an exception. He will not bend His will to your strongly held but still false beliefs!!!

    God has ordained a day of reckoning, a day of wrath, a day of punishment for those who refuse to hear, refuse to believe, and perversely reject Him, the sole Saviour and source of salvation through the free gift the grace of God. When anybody has the evil, wicked temerity to call God a liar, they will have no place to hide from his wrath.

     

    But see, brothers and sisters, absolutely no one can fool God in any shape way or form. At some point the self birthers and those who claim they contributed to being born again must come before God at the time of inheritance. If there is any other parentage than that given through God on the spiritual birth certificate; that birth certificate is entirely fake, invalid and never accepted by God.

     

    What happens when people show up to God with fake certificates of their spiritual birth?

     

    Mt. 7:   21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    Jesus knew they were lying self promoters who had never received any power from Him to do the work they claimed. Without faith in Jesus, no one can ever receive power to do anything without Him.

    If there is any amongst us who in error claim salvation through their own personal works of righteousness, through salvation PLUS works, through Salvation Plus the Mosaic Law of condemnation,  through inheritance from Christian parents, through the prayers of some relative or other persons, some philosophy, through obtaining a degree in theology or religious studies, salvation through organization, institution or denomination, man made doctrine,  or any thing instead of the absolutely free gift of God; all such persons are absolutely still dead in their sins and are commanded by God to repent or face the wrath of God in eternal death, damnation, torment and punishment forever. 

    love

    serola

    Act 3:19 

    Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

     

     Act 3:20 

    And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:


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    Wed, Jan 25th - 4:51AM



    Brothers and sisters, imagine the shock of parents in the delivery room at their newborn baby loudly declaring and bragging to them that through its own efforts it played a critical part in its own creation and birth. We know that such a thing is impossible. None of us have to be a medical genius to know that there is no such thing as a “self- birther”. Excluding the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord, born of a virgin; if our parents did not get together first, absolutely no one will ever be born on this earth. Even if done in a lab, it still takes the combined product from a man and a woman.

     

    At birth, we are naturally handed, in most cases, all that we need to grow/develop over time to learn and acquire the skills to control and use our bodies to survive.

     

    In this similar, but greater way, those who are born again of the Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ are endowed with all that they need from Him. Through the Spirit we attain ongoing growth; to develop, learn and acquire the knowledge and skills that we need from Him over time to serve and continue in Him. (Col. 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:)

     

    Anyone claiming to be a self-birther or having paid a portion for their grace is still dead in their sins and should repent. The Bible is absolutely final, clear and speaks in too many places to post here (feel free to look further on your own) that our salvation came from God as an entirely free gift of grace to us through faith in Jesus Christ, who paid the full, total price to God for us to have it in the first place.

     

    Not only at Christmas time but many of us give free gifts. It would be highly insulting to the giver if the gift given for free was falsely claimed by the receiver that they also paid a portion for it. Any receiver with such a disrespectful, ungrateful attitude is also falsely calling the giver a liar and would soon find no one willing to give him or her any free gifts in future.

     

    If anyone in error claims they paid a portion of the free gift of grace, by which all receive salvation; all such are still dead in their sins and should repent and come fully in faith accepting the free gift of grace:

     

    Holy brothers and sisters, as they say in the vernacular “if we gotta pay any amount for the gift, it ain’t a gift”. However, God through the Son has given all who believe His gift absolutely, entirely and eternally FREE. Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

     

    Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

     Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    love

    serola



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    Mon, Jan 23rd - 5:43AM



    When we need God’s help, brothers and sisters, He will surely provide it. Those who need help with the sin of gluttony or undereating  or anything else according to His word, can be assured that God will supply all that is needed to overcome in this or any other area.

     

    Some with this problem have desired to fast, but found that they were solely focused on when their fast would end so they could eat again. They found themselves grieved, feeling ashamed, weak and unworthy. Our Lord does not want any of us held captive by our own lusts. Jesus is our Door of escape so that none will be tempted beyond their ability to bare it. Some have felt too ashamed to ask God for help, upset at displeasing Him, failing Him. God does not punish or throw people out who come to Him for help. Jesus Christ our Mediator, Saviour and High Priest is always standing by always waiting for us by the very throne of our Father in His very presence, even making intercessions for us, the Holy Spirit too.

    Brothers and sisters there is absolutely NOTHING passive about our worship and relationship to God. We must go to Jesus, He commands us to come to Him. Jesus knows everything we do before we do it. We can trust Jesus our powerful almighty God to give us the help we need.  In trust, we love Him and His truth, we cooperate with Him in joy, knowing He gives us power and make us what He desires us to be. Praise His Name!

    JESUS IS STANDING BY!  He is waiting for you to pull you out of trouble.

    love

    serola



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    Sat, Jan 21st - 6:31AM



    Luke 7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

     

    Offended: to cause one displeasure at a thing, to make indignant; to be displeased, indignant.

     

    Brothers and sisters, our Lord Jesus tells us we are blessed of Him when we believe and receive the Word of truth in faith rather than be angry with Him about it. This is the correct spiritual attitude that all Christians are commanded to have regarding the truth of the Lord through the Bible.

     

    God tells us everybody does not feel this way and why they choose to reject His word: John 3: 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

     

    2 Cor. 3: 3 But if our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them who believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.

     

    Those who refuse to believe, because they choose to love evil, choose to do evil, don’t want their evil exposed by God. and therefore, reject the word of God, even so they have no power to overcome or stop the word of God whatsoever. Ro. 4:3 For what if some did not believe? will their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 By no means: verily let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy sayings, and mayest overcome when thou art judged

    Praise God for the innumerable faithful people of God who trust, obey, and come to Him for all the help and guidance needed to please Him out of love. They shall surely have that very thing by the will and power of God. 

    love

    serola 



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    Fri, Jan 20th - 11:12AM



    Eph. 2: 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

     

    Ro. 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

     

    7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

     

    Brothers and sisters, the Bible is absolutely clear in the above scriptures that no one, absolutely no one can be saved by their own personal good works of righteousness. Therefore, those who claim that their own works saved them are never accepted by God and are still dead in their sins. Abraham was saved through faith in God before he received the sign of circumcision from God.  Because Abraham believed in God, it showed in his works that he had no problem sacrificing Isaac, because he fully believed in God, and knew without doubt that God can raise the dead, and could restore his son Isaac to him again.

     

    Jas. 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

     

    James is in no wise contradicting scripture, but is confirming that faith in God must absolutely show forth and produce good works. Those claiming salvation, yet not producing good works are false believers whose faith is fake that produces nothing good and shows that such persons are still dead in their sins. James is clear that this is the same kind of fake faith that demons have, they believe in God without the slightest intention of obeying Him, and are unwilling, and incapable of producing any good works whatsoever.

     

    Jas. 2: 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

     

    Gal. 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

     

     

     

    Our good works that James speaks of comes through faith in Jesus Christ, our eternal source:  Eph, 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

     

    Tit 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

     

    God has set the eternal standard for proof or evidence that a person is actually saved, which is not by just saying that they are saved, but that our salvation through faith in Him is evidenced through our good works/ good fruit. Once again, the Bible is explicit and absolute about the sole source of our good works.

     

     Jhn 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

     

    Jhn 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

     

    2Ti. 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

     

    None can boast that God owes them or is in debt to them to pay them salvation in exchange for their own human works; it is not going to happen. All such are still dead in their sins and should repent. Conversely, works without faith don’t count with God either. So, absolutely none of us have any business running around pointing, bragging, boasting, elevating and glorifying ourselves as though our good works are through and by our own power. Good works alone are just as insufficient for salvation as faith without love.

     

    Love 1 Cor. 13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

     

    If we have faith in God, it will produce and show itself in good works enabled through God. This is the eternal standard set forth and empowered by God and rooted in the eternal truth of His love.

     

    The Bible poses this question: Rom 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? The answer is plain, simple and absolute: God is not ever indebted to anyone and owes no man anything ever.

     

    Those that belong to Jesus Christ obey Him in faith out of love, not fear of punishment, and believe the truth that all that we have comes from Him. We give Him all the glory and our goal is to always lift up His name and not our own, for He alone is worthy.

     

    Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

     

    2 Cor. 3:5 Not that we are sufficient by ourselves to think any thing as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;

    love

    serola



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    Thu, Jan 19th - 11:23PM



    Our Lord Jesus Christ, Great Shepherd of the flock, Author of our eternal salvation, loves us with a lavish, extravagant, rich, bold, fearless, eternal, incendiary love. Brothers and sisters never in the history of all mankind did a prince give his life a ransom to pay for dead, sin soaked, soiled, depraved, utterly defiled, totally unworthy, evil ungrateful paupers, with no power or ability to save themselves- destined for eternal death and punishment. Why did the Prince do it?

     

    Our Prince, Saviour and High Priest saved us because He loves us.

     

    Eph. 2: 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)…

     

    Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 

     

    Eph. 2: 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (see John 3.)

     

     

     

    Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

     

    Some of the paupers do boast or brag, that they are saved because they worked to pay a portion of the cost to be saved. Oh, dear friends if you or anyone falsely believes that some work of yours or theirs contributed to the cost of eternal salvation, both you and them are still dead in sin and condemnation; headed for eternal death and punishment for refusing to believe the truth of the eternal gospel message!! Repent of your sins and believe on the name of Jesus Christ and be eternally saved. Gods way is the ONLY right way and the ONLY right way is God’s way.

    Brothers and sisters, we ought to desire and do everything God desires for and of us. And by His grace we will do. Why are some still waiting? Come, let us without hesitancy or restraint throw ourselves into the incendiary fire of God’s eternal love, in love and trust in Him. There in his all-consuming fiery, incendiary love, the dross of fear, timidity, weakness and failure are burned away, leaving in us calm assurance, confidence, strength, hope, and all that we need to richly demonstrate consistently the totality of our honor, worship and praise that we give only to Him, for He alone is worthy.

    love

    serola



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    Mon, Jan 16th - 3:49AM



    Brothers and sisters if there is any last shred of unbelief in any of us that God can give us the power of self- control, as we trust and obey Him, we ought to quickly trample any unbelief down in faith, and come running to Jesus to get the help He alone is willing and absolutely able to give. We always come in humility, but also, we come running with great boldness to the One who loves us; the One, standing by ready to help us in our times of need, without condemning us. Let us believe, speak, and practice our faith, and love with obedience, regardless of the cost, discomfort or difficulty, for Jesus Christ is worthy. Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

     

    Boldly: I. freedom in speaking, unreservedness in speech.

     

    A. openly, frankly, i.e without concealment.

     

    B. without ambiguity or circumlocution.

     

    C. without the use of figures and comparisons.

     

    II. free and fearless confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, assurance.

     

    III. the deportment by which one becomes conspicuous or secures publicity.

     

    Therefore, brothers and sisters, let us come running to Jesus, telling Him everything, bringing our every need, holding nothing back, without fear of rejection seeing He will never let us go. Jesus is the One we can tell everything. No need to come stiff and formal or come as though we are some great emissaries coming to another great emissary. He sees us in our drawers, picking our noses, and even naked. He knows our hearts, every thought and every deed even before we do them. He is the only great One. He sits above the circle of the earth and all the people He created below are as grasshoppers beneath Him. To God the nations are nothing at all.

     

    This is He, Jesus Christ, Saviour, High Priest, and Lord of Power and Might, Counselor, who bids you come without reservation. Come, there is nothing to buy. Come, He will not try to sell you anything. Come, and receive freely His love, wisdom, counsel and help, for He cares for you and me, even all of us His people forever.

      

    Jesus Christ our High Priest and Saviour is standing by waiting without sleeping ever watching for and over you, me and every one of His people forever.

    love

    serola  



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    Wed, Jan 11th - 7:13PM



    Again, brethren, no Christian can justify thinking that the act of eating and drinking is just between me, myself, and I. I assure you that the obese brother and sister, and those who starve themselves to maintain weight can have the victory. Again, even if we have “struggled” with sin in the area of food, Jesus can and absolutely will give victory to all who believe, trust and do His will, and renounce their own. It is time to bear fruit; it is time for victory. Christians are ordained for victory through Lord Jesus Christ, even over their own fleshly lusts:

     

     1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

     

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

     

    John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

     

    With love and humility, let us come before our God in complete love, worship, and trust in Him for He alone is worthy.

     

    Love

    serola

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    Tue, Jan 10th - 6:57PM



    Our eating and drinking, brothers and sisters, is important to God and we are commanded to glorify Him even in these: 1 Co. 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

     

    Some sins can be kept hidden from other people. However, neither gluttony or self-starvation is among them. Some obese Christians came out against homosexuality, which the Bible also condemns. However, all the people saw were the Christians’ sagging jowls, huge girths- pointing to the sin of gluttony. These Christians did not ruin the word of God, but did ruin their testimony, and many pointed out to them that they needed to clean up their houses too. The same goes for the near skeletal brother or sister.

    Of course, nothing can be hidden from God, and it does not please Him that any of us His people should ever mistreat the bodies He gave us. Thank Lord Jesus that God makes it clear through His word how we can please Him and also helps all of us to do that very thing, without condemning us who flee to Him for help. To God be all the glory honor and praise.

    For those brothers and sisters, who are still a little worried; there is no need for worry or fear of failure; be assured that the word of God is true, and He will help you as you obey Him out of love. Be assured that as you believe, trust and obey Him in faith He will give you all that you need to permanently put an end to your obesity, or self-starvation. Lord Jesus will continue to be in you and with you always. As Jesus takes you on your journey, He will continually help and guide you in all His ways, and keep you from stumbling as you obey and trust in Him, for it is impossible for God to lie. Jesus is the way, the truth, the light, and the life.

    love

    serola 



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    Mon, Jan 9th - 8:01PM



    Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

     

     Rom 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

     

    Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

     

    1Pe 2:11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

     

    1Pe 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

     

     

     

    TRUST JESUS HE WILL MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE FOR YOU

     

    1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

     

    However, those who ask anything of God in doubt, cannot expect God’s help. They will continue to experience prolonged and needless suffering trying to resolve things solely on their own.

     

    1 Jas. 1: 6 But he must ask in faith, without doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

    The improper relationship with food arises out of ourselves plain and simple. God stands ready to help us overcome and gain the victory when we trust in Him.

    Brothers and sisters, feel free to go over the scriptures here and elsewhere  personalizing them: I will not let sin...etc, lay hold on their truths and stand firm in the Word of God who loves and cares for you, me and every believer always. 

    love

    serola



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    Sat, Jan 7th - 2:56AM



    Beloveds, in ignorance some say God’s people will never fully know Him; but what does the Bible say?  God spoke to the nation of Israel under the Old Covenant or Mosaic Law: God gave them full knowledge to understand the revealed things He wanted them to know under it, as well as the punishment for disobeying it; which is His sole right and authority.

    Deu 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

    Psa 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

    Pro 3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

    Some take Isaiah 55: and other Old Covenant verses out of context:  8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Brothers and sisters, God was addressing the wicked here not the righteous to turn and seek the Lord and He would give them the knowledge to know Him. (See Isaiah 55). Of course, God’s promise of a New Covenant was promised which was to be revealed through the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ to all men at a later time under a completely different and New Covenant. Nevertheless, under the Mosaic Law they still had all they needed from God to fully know and obey Him under it, as well as to, again, know the penalty for disobedience.

    The New Covenant Heb. 8: 10 This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds, and inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people. 11 No longer will each one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I will forgive their iniquities, and remember their sins no more.”

     

     

    The whole Bible is given to us by God to study and learn what God intends for all believers. However, the New Testament is the final, eternal revealed word, and complete standard for knowing God fully and what He accepts as the sole standard for righteousness and acceptance into the kingdom of God as His people. Only believers in Jesus Christ, indwelt by the Holy Spirit can be taught and learn the Bible and fully understand AND OBEY God according to His revealed word:

    1 Co. 2:10 10 But God has revealed it to us by the Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11For who among men knows the thoughts of man except his own spirit within him? So too, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13And this is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

    Dearly beloveds, God commands us to diligently study the whole Bible we cannot learn it just by occasionally looking at it or reading a few verses here and there. 2 Ti. 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    God commands and tells us the purpose for why we are all commanded to study His word: 2 Ti 3: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    Under the New Covenant God has given the whole world, not just the nation of Israel, everything  needed to fully know Him and obey Him now; as well as the penalty for rejecting Him. God is not stingy at all. God is not holding anything back from us that we need to know about and from Him. However, it is only in the believers' resurrected, incorruptible bodies that all will be able to contain knowing Him directly and personally in His presence-face to face.

     

    People who reject the word of God do so because they choose to do so, and have no interest in obeying God.

    1Co 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

     

     

     

    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

     

    Foolishness here is not meant as mere gibberish, or unintelligible. What is meant is that those who willfully permanently reject the gospel message, absolutely Do understand it and see it as absurd, unbelievable and valueless. (See wrath of God Ro.1:18 and They have no excuse Ro. 1:20;).

     

    Brothers and sisters  our change is coming…Ph. 3:20 Our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

     

    1 John 3:2 Beloved, we are now children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

     

    There is absolutely nothing in the Bible that says we will never fully know God. The purpose of the New Covenant again and again proclaims that it is Gods eternal purpose and will that we fully know Him; for He will directly and personally bring it to pass when He gives all believers  resurrected, incorruptible eternal bodies like that of Jesus Christ Himself.

     

    1 Co 13: 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be restrained; where there is knowledge, it will be dismissed. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. 12 Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

     

     

     

    13 And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.

    love

    serola



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    Mon, Jan 2nd - 9:20PM



    1 Pe. 2: 9 But YOU are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called YOU out of darkness into His marvelous light. 10 Once YOU were not a people, but now YOU are the people of God; once YOU had not received mercy, but now YOU have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge YOU as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against YOUR soul. 

     

    Beloveds, as ambassadors of Christ and His appointed representatives on earth, we must live out our lives as examples to all men of what it means to be in Christ.

     

    A third time we address the question some might ask: that since the Bible is not for helping people lose weight, then how can God help me? Is this a contradiction? No, it is not. The Bible greatly helps all of God’s people to have the true biblical understanding of how we are to live and view things from His perspective and never our own. Say it with me brothers and sisters, for you will see this many times, GOD’S WAY IS THE ONLY RIGHT WAY AND THE ONLY RIGHT WAY IS GOD’S WAY. 

     

     

     

    More than merely saying it, brothers and sisters, is believing and acting upon it. Beloveds, even repentance must be done God’s way, and it must be done in faith. If anyone repents with selfish motivations, or doubt that it will do any good God will not accept it. The plain truth is that any brother or sister repenting for the wrong reasons, or even without faith that God will do them any good cannot expect God to grant anything to them.

     

    Jas 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

     

    Our repentance is all about Jesus to whom we come for all our help:

     

     

     

    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.

     

    We must diligently seek God, and fully trust Him for all our needs and care, for His glory and honor out of faith, love, and trust in Him.

     

     

     Brethren, this is a new year and to whom it applies, it is time past to leave, LET GO OF AND ALWAYS REJECT doubt and the lack of complete faith in Jesus behind. And this we will do by His power.

    love

    serola 

     



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