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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.

          
          

    Sun, Jun 27th - 4:52AM

    THE CONFESSING CHURCH?



    Part 14

     

    The Holy Bible is easy to understand, my dearly beloveds, God stands over his word, and has given us the Holy Spirit to teach us, and aid us in our search of God’s word to receive the treasures of His love, promises, guidance and understanding of what He has done for us, who He has made us and how we shall live. God has even enabled us to partner in teaching one another as a whole as well as through pastors and godly teachers. Every true saint is blessed and equipped to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord. We stand in the wisdom of God.

    Regeneration: the means of regeneration or spiritual new birth of the penitent sinner -the baptism of the Holy Spirit : John the Baptist's baptism with water was preparatory, because it was for repentance and symbolized the washing away of sins and is an ordinance of the church, but does not convey salvation. Jesus, our Sinless Saviour, by contrast, would forgive all our sins, and baptize us with the Holy Spirit. He would send the Holy Spirit upon all believers, accomplishing complete  spiritual Regeneration and empowering them to live and to teach the message of salvation. This outpouring of the Spirit came after Jesus had risen from the dead and ascended into heaven (see John 20:22; Acts 2). By the power of God, all who believe on the death, burial and resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ, he forgives all of their sins and baptizes them with the Holy Spirit, causing all who believe in this way to become new creatures in Christ Jesus, born from above, born of the Spirit of God. In this way sinners, become saints and children of the Living God, thus through Jesus we all receive a change of nature and a change of name.

    Christ’s forgiveness is complete, once and for all. His forgiveness is a cessation of the moral anger, wrath and resentment of God against sin; it is a release from the guilt of sin which oppresses the conscience, and a remission of the punishment of sin, which is eternal death.

    In his justification of all believers, then, all our sins are forgiven, and the guilt and punishment thereof removed (Acts 13:38-39; Rom. 8:13. God sees the believer as without sin and guilt in Christ. (Num. 23:21; Rom. 8:33-34). His righteousness is unto all and upon all them that believe (Rom. 3:22-28) see Ro,. 5: 17-21; 1 Cor. 1:30.

    Acts 13:38 be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. (Christ’s forgiveness is complete.)

    Because of the finished work of Jesus Christ we can greatly rejoice in

    the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and restoration to God’s favor. He has done so much for us, and I encourage every saint to continue to go into His word, and bathe in the greatness of our God’s love, mercy, and the countless blessings, exhortations, admonishments and power towards all them that believe:

    3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

    Titus 3:3-7 (KJV)

    I thank God for the multitude of faithful pastors, teachers and saints, who love the saints and the Lord putting Him first, and are faithful in His ministry of the Gospel and to the saints. We should love, highly esteem such, and support these ministries to the best of our ability to do so.

    God will deal with those death messengers who twist and pervert the good news of the gospel into terrible news, leading the vulnerable into darkness, condemnation, and hopelessness, instead of the light and hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ our lord. Every saint has the right and authority to resist these messengers of death on every hand.

    We, dearly beloveds, have continued good news in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have the full rights of citizenship in the eternal kingdom of God, and all that pertains to it. Salvation is unearned, and unmerited and given by the grace of God. Why so dear saints? The answer is made readily available and easily understandable by God Himself:

    John 3:16-18 for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    It is the work of God, dear saints, that has changed both our name and nature, and empowers us to love Him, one another and to maintain good works. So our identity is that of Christians, children of the day, children of light, children of the living God, called to be His saints, the people of God. This is all for now, I look forward to meeting you here again, next time, God willing. Until then rest in the wisdom of God, believing and trusting in Him alone for the the Triune God alone is worthy. Dear children of the living God, let us humble ourselves under His mighty hand and in due season He will lift us up, but He resists the proud. Let us always come boldly before our great and only High Priest over the house of God, King Jesus, to pour out liberal libations of love, worship and praise to Him continually.

    Love

    serola

     

    12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 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. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

    1 Cor 2:12-16 (KJV)



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    Fri, Jun 18th - 5:53AM

    THE CONFESSING CHURCH?



    Part 13

    The whole of Salvation, my beloveds, rest upon the truth of the finished work of Lord Jesus Christ.He has told everyone the complete truth in His word that He has accomplished the complete Atonement ONCE AND FOR ALL FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE AND DO HIS WORD. He is the way, the truth and the life for the whole earth.

    He has told every saint who they are in Him, and even the Holy Ghost is a witness of this. See Heb. 10:14-18 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

    Perfected G5048:  —from <G5046> (teleios); to complete, i.e. (literal) accomplish, or (figurative) consummate (in character) :- consecrate, finish, fulfill, make) perfect.

     —Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary

    The Holy Bible is clear regarding how Christians are to see and deal with sin. However, dear saints, the great danger that results when someone does not see or does not want to see the finished work of Christ, is that they will focus ONLY on sin, and all they can see is a sinner, because of their unbelief. They fail to see the richness and Glory of the complete Salvation that Christ has wrought for us all. Instead they go about trying to establish their own righteousness apart from what Jesus our only Saviour has already done. They focus on sin, and various methods of ridding oneself from sin, mainly through the Old Testament Mosaic Law, or endless self works to get God to forgive them over and over again for various sins.

    Seeking their own righteousness they exchange joy for mourning; hope for shame; faith for works; Grace for law; love for hate and fear; light for darkness; life in Christ for death; the truth of the Gospel for a lie; and God’s wisdom for man’s wisdom which is devilish.

    Those who follow such, after prolonged spiritual rape and spiritual abuse, languish in shame, guilt, hopelessness, and abject self hate, even hating others as well. Some self destruct to escape an endless cycle of depression, and perceived worthlessness. Those who reject God’s word and lead others away from Him, God will recompense in due season.

    Mt. 12:20 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathered not with me scattered abroad.

     

    God has not left us on our own,dear saints,  nor are we just “ saved sinners”. the penitant sinner is not just forgiven, and left to flounder on their own. Nor is he an old man reformed or reinvigorated with an improved old nature, NO, NO he or she is regenerated, made a completely new creature. I will stop here for now, and God willing I pray we will meet here again next time, my beloveds.

    Love

    serola



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    Wed, Jun 16th - 2:15PM

    THE CONFESSING CHURCH?



     Part 12

    Dear brothers and sisters we have taken but a brief look at King Jesus’ superior lineage, eternal origins and impeccable credentials. It is absolutely clear why God wants us to know these things about His Son, and our Saviour. Lean in closely dear ones, He wants me and you, and indeed everyone to understand that ALL of the promises he has made, HE FOREVER HAS THE INVINCIBLE POWER TO FULFILL COMPLETELY, AND HE IS COMPLETELY AND ALWAYS FAITHFUL. He is ordained of God the father as the sole, superior High Priest over the house of God, forever with superior lineage, superior origin, superior credentials, superior power-in fact all of it. King Jesus has made the superior sacrifice, once and for all through His body on the cross, the shedding of His blood, His death, burial and resurrection.

    9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

    Heb 10:9-18 (KJV)

    Dear friends of Jesus, let us examine more closely the meaning of NO MORE as found in Heb.  verses 17-18:  No more means: i.e. G3756> (ou) and <G3361> (me); a double negative strengthening the denial; not at all :- any more, at all, by any (no) means, neither, never, no (at all), in no case (wise), nor ever, not (at all, in any wise). Compare <G3378> (me ouk).

    —Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary

    Let us now note these verses  in their fullest sense: Heb. 17-18 and their sins and iniquities will I remember not at all, any more, at all by any (no means, neither, never, no (at all), in no case (wise), nor ever, not (at all, in any wise). vs. No more found in vs 18 reads in this same way.

    The scriptures shows a vast difference between those Old Testament priesthood of high priests and that of the High Priest Jesus Christ, and His priesthood. Please carefully note the superiority of our great High priest King Jesus Christ in sharp contrast to that Old Testament priesthood: those Old Testament priest entered a man- made tabernacle where they made many types of sacrifices with the blood of animals sometimes everyday, that never could take away sins. Furthermore they could only enter the holy of holies once a year for the sins of the nation, and first for themselves. But this man Jesus offered the superior SINLESS sacrifice of His own body and blood, and by His one superior offering He has made the complete Atonement for all sins for those who believe on His name and do His will. Heb. 10:18 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

    The Holy Bible is easy to understand, we have the Holy Spirit ensuring to every believer, that He is the ultimate resource of teaching us the things that God has for us. We can easily see the awesome nature of the Atonement in Jesus Christ alone. Not only are we forgiven but it is crystal clear from the above passages, not only has He taken our sins away, but also keeps absolutely no record or any account of them any longer. This is not a license to sin but freedom to exalt God first in everything, and eagerly do His will out of sheer gratitude and love for what He has done for us.

    God willing the study will be continued. The Lord greatly bless all the saints in the knowledge, love and power of His Grace.

    Love

    serola



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    Tue, Jun 8th - 11:46PM

    THE CONFESSING CHURCH?



    Part 11

     

    Dear saints, the truth of the gospel NEVER CHANGES. God’s word is the final authority and sole truth for the whole earth, for He has created every soul, and every soul without exception shall give account unto Him. Beloveds, it must be understood that the Holy Spirit is the ultimate source and supreme teacher and giver of truth correctly understood over the whole body of Christ.

    God does not need anyone, but because of His great love He gives to us the body of Christ as a whole the wonderful, privilege, opportunity and commandment to teach, encourage, and help one another to grow and know the truth of the scriptures, the understanding of which comes only through the Holy Spirit, who is the Supreme teacher over all the saints.

    The Triune God is so great, what a privilege and blessing to be found in Him. I pray that every saint will savor His great love in every way, which He has poured out in abundance and mercy on all those who believe and do His will.

    Beloveds, if I only know one thing about God, it is that He is the the final authority, and absolute truth. I believe His truth, correctly understood,  over everyone and everything and anything else that contradicts His word. Jesus asks several times in the scriptures of certain persons “do you believe me?”

    The only right answer to His query is YES LORD. God’s way is the only right way and the only right way is God’s way. No one will act upon what he or she does not believe in ones heart to be true. We must root out therefore, holy brothers and sisters, any doubts that may be in our hearts about God, who He is, and what He has done for us all.

    Jas. 1:6 For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

    Jas. 1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

    Jas. 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

    Jesus lineage is on two levels He is fully the Son of God, having all power:

    Mt. 28:18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

    Jesus Christ is fully man:

    Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.

    Shamefully some, but Never all, do not know what manner of spirit we are of, and are destroying lives, albeit some ignorantly, wrongly teaching the tradition of men for the life giving gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Here in the first chapter of Matthew we find Jesus'  human lineage and record of birth to the virgin Mary:

    Mt. 1:1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    Mt. 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

     

    Mt. 1: 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

    22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

    23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    Mt. 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

    Lk. 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

    32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

    33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

    Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.

    Shamefully some, but Never all, do not know what manner of spirit we are of, and are destroying lives, albeit some ignorantly, wrongly teaching the tradition of men for the life giving gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord.

    In Jesus is NO Sin, He is the only sinless human being and He led a completely sinless life:

     2 Co. 5:2 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    1Peter 2:1 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

    1Jn.3:5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

    So we see the superior lineage, eternal origins and credentials of Jesus the God Man from heaven. Lord willing the study will be continued. The Lord keep you and me brothers and sisters, Rock steady in the light of His power, love and grace.

    Love

    serola



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