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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.

          
          

    Mon, Jan 31st - 11:27AM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, let us continually give thanks and praises to God, and look forward to the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour, God the Son Jesus Christ. In the presence of God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and the holy angels we, His holy people will watch in awe, joy, and utter delight as God the Son, Lord Jesus demonstrates before us His mega powers of creation to dispose of this old world and create new heavens and a new earth where He will dwell with us in the presence of God the Father and the Holy Spirit, and the holy angels.  

    No one but God, brethren, knows the day of His appearing, but let us stay ready and occupy until He comes: Luk 19:13

    And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

     

    Eph 5:30

    For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

    Brothers and sisters, thanks for hanging with me in this study which started back in October 2021 and coming to an end in this new year of 2022. We began this study with our brother John the apostle’s joy to share with us the knowledge/understanding of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ intimately in all His awesome love, truth, wisdom, mercy, kindness, and power, so that our joy would be full too in fellowship with Him and one another. We leave John with the knowledge that Jesus Christ finished His atoning work in our behalf forever and gave every believer authority and power to live holy self- controlled disciplined lives accountable/responsible to Him and one another while we wait for His return.

    Therefore, we can totally dismiss spiritual slops that claim Christians are hapless, helpless victims of sin. No such doctrine is found in scripture. Instead, we find these explicit, blunt, uncompromising commands coming from the mouth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself:   

     Mat 18:8

    Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

    Mar 9:43

    And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

    Jesus is not teaching self- mutilation, nor asceticism, but self-control, self-discipline, self-restraint out of love and obedience to the will of God above our own, which is our reasonable service to God: Rom 12:1.

    John carries forth the message of Christ that the practice of sin is forbidden, because we do not have to practice sin. Jesus gives us the practical aspect of understanding how ruthlessly and uncompromisingly we are to deal with personal lusts arising out of our old nature, get rid of it, cut it off. There is to be no compromise with the flesh, the practice of sin, or serving lusts and putting those things above Him. God will not punish, nor condemn the righteous, for they gladly, out of love and trust in God considers repentance from the practice of the works of the flesh to please God and do His will a good thing. Those who choose to live unrepentantly for their own pleasure and will instead of God’s show they do not belong to Him, and shall enter into hell fire, never heaven.

    Eph 4:22

    That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

     

    Holy people, we have confidence and trust in God that whatever He commands us to do is because He also gives us the power to do it. We gladly suffer the discomfort of letting go of what God forbids. With patience we experience victories although they may be small to start, but we get stronger and better at it over time.

    God set Jesus as our eternal standard and example:

    1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

    1Pe 4:1

    Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

    Ceased: to make to cease or desist; to restrain a thing or person from something; to cease, to leave off; have got release from sin; no longer stirred by its incitements and seductions.

     

    2Co 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

    Dearly beloveds, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel in trying to figure out how to deal with our old man, Jesus has done that for us. The Bible does not assume we automatically know the works of the flesh, which is why the Bible teaches what it is what it does and explicitly states the consequences of living unrepentantly in the flesh.

     

    Saints (G40 hagios), we have the spiritual DNA of Jesus Christ, He has set us to grow and mature in Him over time, as we study/Hear the word, understand the word, ruthlessly apply the word, and steadily, deliberately, consciously, do/obey the word out of love, trust and faith in God; we are guaranteed by God to bear good fruit, become stronger, and gain the self -control, self-restraint, and self-discipline that we desire. Of course, God besides Himself, gives us brothers and sisters to help us along the way. Later as mature Christians we have the joy of helping other brothers and sisters, even as we ourselves have been helped.

     Rom 8:2

    For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

    Love, serola                            

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    Sun, Jan 23rd - 11:13PM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Holy brethren, blessed be the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ the Son of God of eternal power and might, who has redeemed us, washed us in His sinless blood and keeps us forever by His indwelling power, so that we have eternal life, His endless love, absolute truth and peace with God the Father, and the empowerment of God the Holy Spirit to live godly lives:

     2Co 9:8

    And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

     

    Holy brethren, anyone content to feed on spiritual slops of a false man- made doctrine of a weak, insipid, soft, oh He so sweet Jesus understands we are all sinners, will not gain strength but remain spiritually weak and flabby wusses, in bondage to their own lusts and the deceitfulness of the flesh, living in terror and dismay at the absolute truth of Jesus Christ,  instead of the bold cheerful confidence and Joy of the absolute commands of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, knowing that God allows our trials to strengthens us never to destroy us: 

    Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

     Mat 7:19  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

     

    Mat 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

    Dearly beloveds, God already knows whether we are His or not, but He wants us and everyone else to know whether we are His or not by the fruit we bear. Therefore, do not believe the lie that no one can know whether or not they are saved or belong to Jesus Christ.

     

     Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

    Good fruit is absolutely the only fruit accepted by God.

     

    Thank God, holy people, we never have to remain spiritually weak and flabby, but casting out doubt, unbelief, and false doctrines of every sort, we come believing all that Christ our Lord has done and teaches us so that we can mature and grow in Him steadily over time. Jesus Christ, brethren, is a hard tough man who never ceases to be God. Is there any amongst us that has a problem with pornography, lustful eyes, out of control desires for filth that God forbids? Lord Jesus commands:

    Mat 18:9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

    Jesus commands and unleashes His followers to take radical active steps in dealing with out-of-control flesh-stop it, kill it. Scriptures teach us that we will not be able to reason with our flesh, improve our flesh, or change its carnal nature in any way. Over and over again the Bible warns do not feed our flesh, do not coddle our flesh put it to death, ruthlessly, persistently, and relentlessly. This does not mean actually harming ourselves physically, but stamping out, rooting out unholy desires, patterns of behaviors and overcoming them not allowing them to control our lives in any manner any more.

     

    The multitude of mature brothers and sisters know this does not happen over night and victories may start small, but our spiritually flabby muscles are strengthened over time, and become stronger and stronger,  as we exercise our God given powers, so that instead of continuing in sin, as forgiven peoples, we develop a consistent pattern of repentance, i.e., turning away from any sin to God, bearing fruit, passing our tests and proving to our God and all men, by our loving obedience in trusting Jesus, that His will is our eternal Standard, and the eternal absolute best for us. Then we can confidently let go of, put to death that which offends Him with confidence that He is honored and pleased with us in our obedience.

     

    We notice, holy brethren, that Jesus our Lord and Saviour is not playing around with anybody, he is absolutely explicit, He is not making a polite request, He is not offering a kind of optional suggestion, but declaring the absolute truth- bear fruit in obedience, self-restraint, self-control. He unleashes His people to be spiritually violent, to be relentless, persistent, deliberate and ruthless, in putting to death the unholy desires, patterns, and will of the sin nature or old man.

     

    All who refuse to obey Him and unrepentantly choose to continue on their way doing their will over His can look forward to hell fire, final judgement, and condemnation of God.

     

    However, dearly beloveds, God speaks of better things for all in whom Jesus dwells in, with God and the Holy Spirit, surrounding us with brothers and sisters so we never walk alone but always have help, encouragement, empowerment, knowledge, and power to live holy lives of power and self -control, self-restraint, the way God commands.

     

    The declarations and commands of Lord Jesus are carried forth in scripture and indeed can be found in the whole of it:

    AMP Col 3: 5So put to death and deprive of power the evil longings of your earthly body [with its sensual, self-centered instincts] immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, and greed, which is [a kind of] idolatry [because it replaces your devotion to God]. 6Because of these [sinful] things the [divine] wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience [those who fail to listen and who routinely and obstinately disregard God’s precepts], 7and in these [sinful things] you also once walked, when you were habitually living in them [without the knowledge of Christ]. 8But now rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene (abusive, filthy, vulgar) language from your mouth. 9Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old self with its evil practices, 10and have put on the new [spiritual] self who is being continually renewed in true knowledge in the image of Him who created the new self…

     

    On no account, saints (G40 hagios) can we find in scripture that Christians are helpless victims of sin, instead we consistently find:

     Rom 6:6

    Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

     Gal 5:24

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

    Crucified: metaph. to crucify, put to death the flesh or old nature, destroy its power utterly (the nature of the figure implying that the destruction is attended with intense pain); figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness: —crucify.

    Love, serola                               

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    Tue, Jan 18th - 4:27AM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

      (kjv1Jo 3:9-10)

    God’s Word Trans 1 Jo 3:9-10 9Those who have been born from God don't live sinful lives. What God has said lives in them, and they can't live sinful lives. They have been born from God. 10This is the way God's children are distinguished from the devil's children. Everyone who doesn't do what is right or love other believers isn't God's child.

     AMP 1 Jo: 9No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again--who is reborn from above--spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him. 10By this the children of God and the children of the devil are clearly identified: anyone who does not practice righteousness [who does not seek God’s will in thought, action, and purpose] is not of God, nor is the one who does not ([unselfishly) love his [believing] brother.

     

    Brothers and sisters, our brother Paul the apostle did not get wishy washy, warm and fuzzy, or touchy feely when teaching the Corinthians about fornication. Paul never told them to be compassionate and understanding about those who practiced fornication, because we are all sinners, but for the grace of God go we. He never fed them such spiritual slops which would leave them spiritually weak and flabby. He held them to the standard of Christ within the boundaries of the New Covenant telling them frankly:  1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if ay man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    Nor did Paul direct them to start a sex addict group or a group for folks who, “love too much”. Instead, He told them the truth: 1Co 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

    Paul further warned them about God’s punishment/consequences of disobedience regarding fornication:  1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

    Paul was explicit that they should not fool themselves nor be fooled, God is absolutely never going to negotiate, compromise, cut a deal, allow options or plan B’s to anyone willfully unrepentantly practicing anything that He forbids.

    Brothers and sisters, Paul did not think it harsh or strange to direct the Corinthian believers to have self- control, self-restraint, as this was not beyond their capability in that this is a power given to every believer. Paul never backed down from telling God’s truth: Amp 2 Ti 1: 7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

    KJV 2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    Sound mind: an admonishing or calling to soundness of mind, to moderation and self-control.


    The Bible, brethren, does not teach that believers automatically know how God commands them to live, they (all of us), have to be taught it from God's words. Paul teaching the Corinthian believers is one of countless explicit examples that we also are commanded to follow, hear and do.

     

    Jesus teaches us how to exercise to develop our spiritual muscles to overcome any sin.

    Love, serola                      

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    Sun, Jan 16th - 9:59AM



     

    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, let us continuously celebrate our King, Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ the Son of God. Let us, His priests under His High Priesthood, worship Him with lavish love offerings and sweet sacrifices of praises, honor, and thanks, giving glory to His holy name. Oh, what joy, brethren, that we can celebrate His love for us and our love for Him and one another.

    Praise Jesus who is our Deliverer who has delivered us from the power of darkness: Col 1:13. Jesus, Lord, we thank you for being the Good Shepherd who laid down your life for us, and you are The Way, The Truth and The Life, Jhn 14:6; King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, The Mighty God, Lion of Judah, The Alpha and the Omega and our eternal First Love and salvation everlasting. We adore you and Love you Jesus because you first loved us; without you we can do nothing: Jhn 15:5.

     

     I know I am saved; I know Jesus has washed me from all my sins and forgiven me forever, but 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?

    These questions, brothers and sisters, are fully answered and understood from God’s absolute perspective, because He allows our faith to be tested in our temptations, however, God tempts no man, (Jas 1:13). These temptations arise out of our own lusts, (Jas 1:14). It might seem contradictory to some, brethren, however, God always knows best: Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Jas 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  Jas 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

    Physically we know, brethren, Lord Jesus is gone up to heaven, however He is God the Son equal to God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, all of them omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent AND NEVER SEPARATE THEY ARE ONE GOD IN THREE PERSONS.  Jesus Christ is a man who never ceases to be God, all that He saves He owns, takes possession of, and indwells them spiritually with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

     

    Again, as mentioned earlier, dearly beloveds, we are finite, Jesus is infinite, His powerful sinless blood goes through the timeline given to each saved person forgiving and blotting out all their sins, past present and future, God the Father agreeing and remembering them against us no more forever.

     The saved continue their allotted time frame in natural bodies but are made new redeemed spiritual creations in Christ Jesus, with new minds, new hearts, and the desire to do what is right in the Lord.

    As permanently forgiven finite creations on earth, (until the day of redemption), we live by faith. The evidence of our faith is shown when we arrive at the times of temptation and trials within our allotted God given time frame, we no longer desire to continue in sin but repent and turn to God submitting to His will out of love and trust in Him. Repentance then, holy people, is not merely being sorry for our sins but much more understanding that as forgiven peoples we know and believe that His will is always without exception the only path that we are commanded to lovingly follow. Our loving obedience to God is evidence that we are His and proof positive that we are bearing the good fruit of righteousness, therefore passing our tests.   

    Christians all over the world will face other trials arising out of a hostile world and the devil: 1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 1Pe 1:7

    That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

     

    Dearly beloveds our temptations and trials are only tests of our faith, which serves God’s purposes and strengthens His people. We can greatly rejoice in that we  have a gracious Father who has given us the test questions, supplied the answers and given us the power to pass our tests, and overcome in our trials..

    Love, serola                              

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    Sat, Jan 8th - 11:15PM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, thank God for His everlasting truth, love, and unmerited mercy in sending forth His Son our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ the Son of God. I love to see Jesus in my heart sitting on His throne of eternal power, on the right of God His Father. I thank Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit who in their omniscience, omnipresent omnipotence have made their home in us: 1Co 6:19

    What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

     

    So, holy brethren, we continue to look at the last questions:  I know I am saved, I know Jesus has washed me from all my sins and forgiven me forever, but 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?

    God does not get angry at us for having questions such as these, but they arise out of ignorance of scripture and the comprehensive understanding of the power and complete atoning work of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ the Son of God. God never sees any believer in Christ as a sinner anymore after salvation. We know that it is absolutely impossible for God to lie, those who trust in Him also believe in Him.

     

    Unfortunately, some are taught come to Jesus as you are, stay as you are and if you have problems with certain/sins Jesus understands because we are all sinners, or join a group of others struggling with similar or the same sin problems, and or accept that there are going to be “slips” from time to time as this is unavoidable and to be expected.

     

    The Bible dearly beloved does not teach this false doctrine, although the Bible does give many examples of Christians who have sinned after being saved. God never backs down from His eternal condemnation of all sin, and the willful practice of sin:

    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.

    Dearly beloveds, here in the above verse we can fully grasp the comprehensive understanding of sin as much more than a narrow understanding of sin as mere individual acts of wrongdoing.  Sin arises out of the unregenerate dead sin nature and is the source of every sin. Every believer in Christ has been given a new nature by Him that loves righteousness, with the power to choose to do what is right and to turn away from evil, we do not have to sin, nor bow to the power of sin anymore.

     

    The devil sins because despite knowing the truth of salvation and God, he eternally unrepentantly, willfully, deliberately, and whole heartedly rejects God because he loves to sin, hates God and God’s people. The devil is not a passive sinner, but a great enemy of God determined to overthrow God and take possession of His power and kingdom. The devil is the eternal unrepentant degenerate evil one incapable of feeling guilt, has no conscience troubled by any sin whatsoever, who hates everything good, whose kingdom is of absolute darkness. Therefore, those who operate in the same way who despite knowing the truth willfully reject God, hate God, hate His light, and hate His people. Instead, they love sin have no guilt and their conscience is never troubled by the evil that they do for they love darkness. They are doomed children of the devil.  

     

    The children of the devil might deny or claim to not know who the devil is or even disavow belonging to his kingdom, but their evil works and character show forth the unmistakable proof that they are children of the devil, and they belong to him and his evil kingdom.

     

    Brothers and sisters, we know explicitly from our brother John the apostle that there is no blending of good and evil, or darkness with light. By the power and will of God they are forever separate, God’s kingdom will last forever but the kingdom of the devil and the devil is defeated and doomed forever with his children: Mat 25:41 - Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

     Rev 20:10

    And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

     

    However, dearly beloveds, all who believe in Christ are absolutely not of any darkness whatsoever nor can they be:  1Th 5:5 - Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

    When we are saved God knows that we mainly know little more than that. However, we can trust God to teach us there is much more. He will enable us, and grow us in renewing our hearts, minds, thoughts emotions and behaviors to reflect His image, to live holy lives and to shine as lights in this sinful and evil world.  God will instruct us in righteousness and aid us to always turn to Him and away from the practice of sin.

    Mat 11:29 - Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Mat 11:30 - For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

    to learn, be apprised; to increase one's knowledge, to be increased in knowledge; to hear, be informed; to learn by use and practice; to be in the habit of, accustomed to.

    Easy: fit, fit for use, useful; virtuous, good; manageable;

    mild, pleasant (as opp. to harsh, hard sharp, bitter) ;of things: more pleasant, of people, kind, benevolent.

     

     

    Love, serola  

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    Tue, Jan 4th - 8:25PM



    1 JOHN 1:9 STUDY

    NO SALVATION WITHOUT FAITH IN THE REAL JESUS CHRIST

    Brothers and sisters, let us as brethren, and priests under our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, our eternal High Priest give Him all the glory, honor and praises, lavishing Him with our adoration, admiration and abundant love offerings as sweet perfume to Him who saved us, washed us, and keeps us by His Almighty power.

     

    Dearly beloveds, our brother and apostle John again and again keeps making it explicitly clear that he is sharing His message of Christ with us all as a faithful true eyewitness, so that we can share and have joy and fellowship with God and one another through the final finished and complete forgiveness wrought by the Son of God on the cross and in His eternal resurrection.

     

    John, holy people, repeatedly uses no fancy speech, metaphors nor delicate language but continually fires nukes of God’s inerrant truth, deadly spiritual weapons, unerringly focused rounds of total destruction in plain easy to understand speech against any lies trying to say that he meant 1 John 1: 9 to read as Christ sacrifice was insufficient to atone for ALL sins past, present, and future leaving all Christians after salvation to endlessly confess sins to get forgiven of them or to restore a lost fellowship  with God, none such will ever rest in any joy in God. John fires:

     1John 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. 19And WE KNOW that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20And WE KNOW that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

     

    We know, we know we know, here our brother John commands a Rock steady, steadfast, relentless consensus of all believers that casts out all doubts and lies, and instead rests in and upon the inerrant truth of God in the testimony of His Son Jesus Christ- “It is finished”.

     

    In light of the teachings of the word of God, saints (G40 hagios), we can answer the question unequivocally of How should the Christian live?

    We have other eyewitnesses one of which is our brother the apostle Peter:   2Pe 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

     

    Holy people, like our brother John, our brother and apostle Peter also does not mince words, vacillate, suggest options, offer excuses or alternatives but speaks explicitly, exhaustively, and absolutely as to how every Christian is commanded by God to live: 1 Peter 1:13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in ALL manner of conversation16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

     

    Feel free to study further on your own for it is too much to post here of the power and authority given to every believer whose hope is in Christ knowing, that your indwelling seed, which you have of God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit has left you complete lacking nothing, but with everything you need to live holy even as you are holy.

     

    Again, dearly beloveds it is within the context of scripture that we can look with complete confidence and joy in the Lord, at the last questions within the inerrant truth of scripture again, holy brethren, we do it with absolute confidence and joy rather than terror and dismay:

     

     I know I am saved, I know Jesus has washed me from all my sins and forgiven me forever, but 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?

    Stay tuned brothers and sisters

    Love, serola                                 

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