Wed, Mar 30th - 12:14PM
The young man really needed answers. As
he spoke, brothers and sisters, I knew I really needed to listen. As he spoke
his desperation for an answer, seemed to be almost tangible.
He was more than a little worried. Things
had not been going so well for him. He felt he was getting passed over in life
because he was not physically attractive. Many peers in his life that he felt
were important to him had told him he was unattractive. He was lonely, but did
not have any friends among his peers, although he was well accepted amongst
older seasoned Christians. He felt he was passed over in his work, as more
attractive people seemed to be chosen over him.
I suppose I could have asked him if
he considered plastic surgery. However, I did not. The young man’s issue with
feeling that a lack of physical attraction was making him an odd man out in
life is all too common amongst young Christian men and women. I could have
brushed him off with encouragement not to be so concerned about what people
thought of him. I could have offered false comfort by telling him he did not
look so bad to me; this also would have been insufficient too.
Saints (G40 hagios), I keep coming
to one always true conclusion. It is always dangerous for any Christian to be
biblically ignorant, to see the Bible as irrelevant for the problems of all
aspects of life. Looks certainly do matter in the world. Even beautiful
people have problems with their looks and found it to be a double edged sword. A famous handsome actor replied to the
question if he thought his looks were a hindrance in his life answered that
he felt he was just given things because he was good looking. Therefore, he
felt he was not properly tested, which denied him the growth that testing
brings. (see the trouble with Absalom) 2Sa 14:25
But in all Israel there was none to
be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even
to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
Feel free to see the troubles with Abraham's wife and others on your own.
What in the world do we tell our
young people facing the false standards of the world focused so much on the
outer appearances? We must introduce them, ground them in the everlasting
standard of the Bible. Jesus Christ is the eternal everlasting answer, Jesus
Christ changes everything, and our sufficiency is of Him.
Judge not according to the appearance,
but judge righteous judgment.
God knows the hearts of men:
For he shall grow up before him as
a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor
comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we
should desire him.
Jesus Christ our Lord, did not come
into the world with great physical beauty, knowing what is in the hearts of
men. It is God our creator who designs all of us according to His sovereign
will, none of us make ourselves. It is true that physical beauty is highly
desirable in the world, while those who are on the opposite pole are lightly
esteemed. Sadly, this same problem can be found in some churches.
We certainly do have some Christians
who are less accepting of those whom they see as plain, therefore causing
divisions amongst the brothers and sisters. Some church leaders are just as
guilty in this area, dividing the sheep based on physical appearance alone. Too often the “less desirable” sheep are
scattered, or cast out, which should never be done. The "more acceptable" sheep are harmed as well by being lulled into a phony belief that their looks alone entitles them to more than what is warranted.
Luk 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. To be continued.
Sun, Mar 27th - 7:19PM
Phil. 2: 8And
being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto
death, even the death of the cross. 9Wherefore God also
hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name
of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things
in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of
God the Father.
Jesus Christ is the only way into heaven, He is the only High Priest and Saviour. Praise God brothers and sisters, He is risen, our Saviour, our Advocate for all believers seated at the right hand of God the Father.
God is love and God is truth He receives all who trust in Him. God desires that none should perish but believe on His son and be saved. However Jesus clearly declares absolutely to those who choose to reject Him.
John 8:24 I said therefore unto you,
that ye shall die in
for if ye believe not that I
am he, ye shall die in your sins.
Sat, Mar 26th - 4:47AM
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Saviour we have in Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the impartial Judge, and no
respecter of persons. He looks into the heart. Jesus had a few things to say to
His disciples as well, feel free to see: (Mt.26: 7-14;Mar. 14:3-10).
gives us a fuller picture of the woman in the book of Luke. The Bible tells us
her name Mary, and she is a Jew.
We find Mary
in Luke 10:38-42, sitting at Jesus’ feet hearing His word.
We find Mary
in John 11:1-45 at Jesus’ feet seeking His help for her deceased brother
We find Mary in John 12: 1-3, 6 days before the Passover, again with another
box of costly ointment, anointing the feet of Jesus. Jesus the Passover over Lamb
of God not only for Mary, but for all who will believe in and on His name.
to live and to die for our sins out of His absolute love for His creations. No matter who you are, no matter the sin,
there is ONE, Jesus Christ whose sinless blood is able to cleanse all who believe from all sin.
The Bible says of Jesus: Isaiah 53
sisters let us take time to pour out worship, love, honor, praise and thanks and adoration to Jesus
Christ our Saviour who alone has saved us and all who will believe. Let us keep
in remembrance of Mary, for all she could see was Jesus Christ, and Jesus was
all even more than enough for Mary. Therefore, He is more than enough for us too,
for all who trust in Him.
to fearlessly, and relentlessly, boldly and humbly fall down at Jesus’ feet
just like Mary. Just like Mary, brothers and sisters, we should totally ignore any ill-wishers,
any who would dare forbid us to rest at our Saviour, Jesus Christ’s feet.
Just like Mary, we too must never allow anyone or anything to hinder or get in the way of us coming to worship Jesus Christ, and by His power all this we will do. Come for He bids YOU TOO, for He more than touches you, He loves you with everlasting love. He lives in you,
and because of Him you live too
through Him and have eternal life..
Conclusion of the Alabaster box.
Wed, Mar 23rd - 1:49PM
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sisters I ponder how many of us would be all primed to give Simon aka Pharisee
in name only, aka leper, the dressing down of his life. Wouldn’t more than a
few us be tempted to tell Simon that he was the pot calling the kettle black
and ought to be weeping at Jesus’ feet for forgiveness too? Maybe even some of
us would say to Simon to wake up and ask Jesus Christ to heal him of leprosy.
Surely more than a few of us would be highly offended at Simon for his
worthless pride, and arrogance in seeing our Lord as being of little value.
and Maker, Lord Jesus Christ does none of those things. Jesus Christ who knows
the secret unspoken thoughts of every heart gives us the perfect example of
dealing with unloving, unmerciful, difficult, unpleasant, prideful people. Jesus
Christ seeks to teach the heart, to give understanding and compassion to those
who lack. He tells Simon a couple of things: Lk. 7: 39Now when the Pharisee
which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying,
This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this
is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
JESUS Gives Simon the Parable
of the Two Debtors
Lk. 7: 40And Jesus answering said
unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say
on. 41There was a certain
creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other
fifty. 42And when they
had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of
them will love him most? 43Simon
answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he
said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
Jesus compares Simon correctly, and unfavorably to the woman
Lk 7:44And he turned to the
woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house,
thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears,
and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45Thou gavest me no kiss:
but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46My head with oil thou
didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47Wherefore I say unto
thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom
little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48And he said unto her, Thy
sins are forgiven. 49And
they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that
forgiveth sins also? 50And
he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
Christ teaches our hearts too, yes, each and every one of us what our correct spiritual response must be
towards Himself as well as those seeking salvation. I pray, brothers and
sisters that we will take time at Jesus’ feet, and place Him above all else. I
pray we will go forth and give out the word of the New Covenant, and receive
all who believe in Jesus Christ as brothers and sisters. We must preach Jesus according to His word never that of erroneous and false second hand opinions of religious pundits, so-called spiritual elite scholars, or the false doctrines of institutional, and organizational "churches". Just like this woman we love Him much because He forgave us all of our debts too. Jesus Christ changes every thing. To be continued.
Fri, Mar 18th - 3:14PM
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strange that this Pharisee, who had to have seen some of the miracles that Jesus
Christ did, even healing lepers, totally missed what the woman’s action meant. Do we not ponder how a woman, crying her heart
out in the presence of men would not even evoke any compassion or attempt to
even ask her what was the matter? Instead she was shown rejection, dismissal,
and anger by all but Lord Jesus Christ. Some among us, brothers and sisters,
who have come out of the prison systems and other unsavory places, even after
they have received salvation are not well received amongst some, but never all Christians. Just
like this woman who was rejected, some Christians quickly put the welcome mat
away, when they see people like her coming their way.
Let us look
at Simon, beloveds, who was he anyway? The Bible tells us that Simon was a
leper, and that he was also a Pharisee. (See Luk 7:39-40). Simon had the nerve
to judge Lord Jesus Christ, compared himself as superior to Jesus, and
obviously questioned that Jesus was really a prophet. Jesus was well aware of
Simon's thoughts about Himself and the woman. However, none of it
could sway Lord Jesus from having mercy on the woman and receiving her to Himself.
Man looks on the outward appearances, but God looks on the heart.
surprisingly, Jesus did not speak to Simon out of the Law. For if He did He could
absolutely say to Simon that Simon was a Pharisee in name only, and just as
great a sinner as the woman who he condemned, because as a leper, under the Law
of Moses, Simon was supposed to live alone, and when outside he was to cover a
certain part of his face and cry unclean, unclean of himself. This was to
prevent him from defiling the people and spreading his contagion amongst the
hagios), let us look at the Law of Moses regarding lepers, which declares a man
or even a woman who is a leper whether he be of the sons of Aaron or a king or
common man must be separated alone by himself. The penalty for violation of
this Law was death.
Lev 22:4 What
man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall
not eat of the holy things, until he be clean.
Lev 13:45 And
the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare,
and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean,
unclean. 46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be
defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his
Num. 5: 1And
the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2Command the children of Israel, that they
put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and
whosoever is defiled by the dead: 3Both male and female shall ye put out,
without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the
midst whereof I dwell. 4And the children of Israel did so, and put them out
without the camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so did the children of Israel
2 Kings 15: 5And
the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and
dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging
the people of the land. Several house
26:21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a
several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD:
and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land. To be continued.
Mon, Mar 14th - 7:12PM
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Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of
the flock knew exactly what the woman was bringing to Him and exactly why, for He said
unto her: LK. 7: 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
What the woman really brought to Lord
Jesus Christ, brothers and sisters, were her many sins. The alabaster box with the ointment within was
not ever intended as a gift by her. That which was of the most value in her
eyes was Jesus Christ, of whom she was in need of His gift of forgiveness that ONLY He could give. The ointment
of which she poured ALL of it out upon Him, was in preparation of His death and
burial, the terrible, horrific price He would pay to seal, not only her
redemption, but for the redemption of everyone who will believe in Him- once for
all and for all time, now and forever.
Brothers and sisters let us bow our hearts in surrender and pour out the ointment of love from our hearts in worship at
Jesus’ feet too for His grace that is greater than all our sins. For we too who
were once bound by the Law of Moses have been set free forever from the Law of
death and condemnation, with its curses. Just like the woman who fled to Jesus
Christ the eternal only Saviour and High Priest over the house of God, we too
are made free forever by the love and truth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. We too
are free to love by the Grace of the New Covenant of Lord Jesus Christ and to find eternal peace in
the everlasting truth of Him, who loved us and gave Himself for us. Let us worship Him for He has said to us too (put your name here as you worship) "Thy sins are forgiven". Amen. To be
Tue, Mar 8th - 8:55AM
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God helps us to fully understand the limitations He imposed on the Law of Moses that while some sins could be forgiven, the sin nature itself, the source of sin, which is why we sin, why we like to sin, and inexorably always do sin, remains unchanged, preeminent, and dominate our lives and can NEVER be done away or changed in any way by the Law of Moses. God's eternal command for sinners is to turn to His Son Jesus Christ in faith for the pardon of sins and the destruction of the sin nature itself. Jesus Christ the sole Saviour, the new eternal, High Priest, Head of the church, Author of Salvation heals not only the sinner, but the sin problem arising out of the sin nature itself, through His final finished work of the New Covenant, for all that believe on and in Him.
Brothers and sisters can you imagine the insult to our Lord by those who had the gall to say "why was the ointment wasted", on Jesus Christ, the very Son of God made flesh in their midst. One man in particular was so put out at not getting that box of ointment that he got up and left. We know him very well, Judas Iscariot, a thief and also a keeper of the Lord's purse, a false disciple. He went and sold out the very Son of God for thirty pieces of silver. There are even those today, brothers and sisters, who have sold out Lord Jesus Christ for money, and other things that have no value in the eyes of God. Oh Lord, what shall an unrepentant man ( this includes women too) give in exchange for his soul, for when it is lost not all the gold and silver in the world can buy it back, nor save it from the eternal judgement and damnation of God!
Praise God, brothers and sisters, for the multitude amongst us who know that Jesus Christ is the true pearl of great price, and have come to Him believing and trusting in Him to gain eternal life through faith in His name. alone.
to be continued
Mon, Mar 7th - 11:08AM
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In some of the stories of her box, the Bible does not say whether she was a Jew
or a gentile, and we must take note of this too, brothers and sisters. Firstly,
had she been a Jew, she would not have, could not have gone to the High Priest under the Law of
Moses knowing he would surely condemn her to death. This is because, there were certain sins under the Law, that God forbade
even the high priest to forgive. Indeed, the penalty of some sins and offenses were
such an abomination to God, that the penalty was expulsion by death by stoning
or other means. It will be in other books of the Bible that she is more fully identified by name, whether gentile or Jew, and Jesus will speak her name.
they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men
of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought
folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put
evil away from among you.
Deu 23:17 There shall be no whore of the
daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
Num 35:31 Moreover ye
shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of
death: but he shall be surely put to death.
Had the woman been a
gentile, she had no right to even enter the tabernacle under the penalty of
death. In any case whether she was a Jew or gentile, she had great reason to go
to Jesus Christ. She knew she was a sinner, but the most important thing is SHE
KNEW WHO JESUS IS.
There are a great
many of us brethren too, who have fled for refuge to Lord Jesus Christ, believing
all that He has said and done, and through Him received the eternal forgiveness
of all of our sins and more that only He can give. Running to Jesus Christ is
where God the Father commands all sinners to go. Some of us also who were
whores, murderers, effeminates, homosexuals, fornicators, and more, sinners, just like
this woman, fled to Jesus Christ, the only Saviour and NEW and only High Priest
forever over the house of God.
1 Cor. 6: 9Know 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, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor
revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are
sanctified, but ye are
justified in the name
of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
God helps us to fully understand the limitations of the Law of Moses, IMPOSED BY GOD HIMSELF, that while some sins could be forgiven, the sin nature itself, the source of sin, which is why we sin, why we like to sin, and inexorably always do sin, remains unchanged, preeminent, and dominate our lives and can NEVER be done away or changed in any way by the Law of Moses. God's eternal command for sinners is to turn to His Son Jesus Christ in faith for the pardon of sins and the destruction of the sin nature itself. Jesus Christ the sole Saviour, the new eternal, High Priest, Head of the church, Author of Salvation heals not only the sinner, but the sin problem arising out of the sin nature itself, through His final finished work of the New Covenant, for all that believe on and in Him.
Some among us have
given their testimony of the terrible sins of which they have been forgiven,
and found themselves outcasts in their church and found that once friendly
folks, suddenly do not want their families to have anything more to do with
them. The invitations for dinner etc. have stopped coming. This is because there
are some that teach ignorantly that the testimonies of others bring salvation
to the hearers. Testimonies certainly have a place if The New Testament is first
consistently taught and laid as the framework within which we fully understand
them. Certainly people who have not been taught the New Covenant of Jesus
Christ can become fearful and wonder if the person who committed some terrible sins
could revert and start doing them again.
We must all teach that Jesus changes everything for
the believer in and completely through Him. Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God means eternal forgiveness
and pardon of all sins, and the destruction of the sin nature itself, of which outward
sin is merely just the tip of the iceberg of the sin nature, so to speak.
We are made new creatures in Jesus Christ, and given new natures after Christ,
and new hearts and minds after Christ. Obviously those who continue to murder
etc. after claiming to be saved are liars. No good fruit no good root. Evil fruit,
evil root. To be continued.
Fri, Mar 4th - 7:24AM
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Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever
this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also
that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Holy brothers and sisters, O.K. some of you do not feel so
holy today. Nevertheless, it is not
about what your “feelings” say, beloveds, it is about what Jesus Christ has
done for me and you, therefore God calls all of His people holy. Come believing
what Jesus Christ has done and said about you, and you will find strength to
live in what God has eternally declared about every one of His people forever.
Let me start again, holy brothers and sisters, some only
preach about the alabaster box, some even write songs about the alabaster, how
much it cost etc. However, those among us know that it was about a certain
woman, and do not objectify scripture regarding her as being all about a box. I
want you to join me in this memorial of not to her, not to worship or make an idol of
her, but for remembrance of her in the light of the gospel message of our Lord Jesus
Just who was this woman? The Bible tells us: Lke. 7: 36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that
he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to
behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus
sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, 38
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet
with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his
feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
The Bible does tell us who she was-a sinner. The Bible
also tells us that she was a woman of ill repute: Lke. 7: 39Now when the Pharisee
which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man,
if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is
that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
The Pharisee and even today the so called “spiritual elite”
have a fatal flaw, they have neither mercy nor compassion to see beyond the
sinner, to the sinners’ desperate need to gain forgiveness. Certainly under no
circumstances would this Pharisee even allow this woman to touch him, as Jesus
Invariably, saints (G40 hagios), some could only focus on
the stuff i.e. the box with the ointment in it and the Bible gives their
opinions and shows what was of most importance to them: Mt. 26: 8But when his disciples
saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this
waste? 9For this
ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
The Pharisee, and the disciples were not alone in their
opinions there were unnamed others as well: Mark 14: 4And
there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this
waste of the ointment made? 5For
it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given
to the poor. And they murmured against her.
Indignation: G23-aganakteo The KJV translates Strongs G23 in the following manner: have
indignation (2x), be much displeased (2x), with indignation (2x), be sore
This woman did not care what anybody thought or
said about her, she walked past ALL their condemning glares and harsh words
against her, because she heard that JESUS WAS IN THE HOUSE. Jesus was all that mattered to her and nothing and no one else. To be continued.
Thu, Mar 3rd - 10:51AM
READ THE FINE PRINT
I have always been advised to read
the fine print before signing any contract. I have followed this advice and it
has saved me many a headache, and financial loss. For example, I had some work
done, and the contractor did not pay all of his workmen and one went to court
to have a lien placed on me to pay him. Brothers and sisters, it was an easy
victory, I had crossed out that section of the contract and wrote in that I
would not be liable in such case, and accepted payment was in full and in
final. The court confirmed this and the case was thrown out.
I did feel badly for the workman, and told the
contractor I would never do business with him again because he cheated his
workman out of his rightful pay. He was contrite and said he would pay his
workman. I checked back with the workman who assured me that he did pay him in
In the same way, brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ has paid our debt IN FULL, therefore when we stand before the judgement seat of God, our Father will look upon the contract or New Covenant we have with Jesus Christ our Saviour and His Son, and pronounce our debt is paid in full, we will enter into heaven and be with Him forever. Oh the love and mercy of God who through Lord Jesus Christ has made us acceptable in the beloved. Amen.
Know what is or is not in the
contract to avoid being taken advantage of out of ignorance or neglect to read
the fine print; and to know your rights obligations, responsibilities, and exactly
what is or is not due you.
As Christians we know God will never
take advantage of His people. God commands us to fully study our contract or New
Covenant that He gives to all who believe in His Son Jesus Christ our only
Saviour. Some people, and certainly the devil will try to take advantage of
those who neglect to study the New Covenant. The devil tried in vain on more
than a few occasions to trick Lord Jesus Christ, who is the very Word of God.
Mt. 4:5Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth
him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou
be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his
angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee
up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not
tempt the Lord thy God.
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Jesus did not argue with the devil
because He knows the devil is a liar. God never commanded Jesus to go around
throwing himself off of mountains to prove who He is. The devil always deliberately misquotes and misuses
scripture and added in “any time”: Here is the correct quotation: Psa 91:12 For
he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They
shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Clearly the angels would watch over Jesus
and keep him from stumbling or falling down accidentally on treacherous
terrain. However, Lord Jesus knew that God forbids people from tempting Him by
doing dangerous acts believing falsely that they would be immune from the
consequences. Jesus in His earthly body, retained all of His omniscient memory,
for He did not forget that it was through His voice that God pronounced the
curse and sentence of eternal damnation on the devil in the garden of Eden. Jesus
knew the devil knew that Jesus is the Son of God.
Brothers and sisters, we can be
greatly encouraged, so blessed and joyous, through the Holy Spirit by knowing
what is in our contract. Though Jesus Christ, we will stand strong against the
tricks and wiles of the devil and evil men. Through His word correctly
understood and lived, we are given power, we have confidence, we have the
strength of our God to endure and more than to survive, but to thrive, for this
is the will of God for you always.
Tue, Mar 1st - 12:24PM
Brothers and sisters please pray for me as the Lord leads you. I met a church leader teaching it is necessary to be a Hebrew and is teaching salvation through good works and keeping the Law. It would have been so easy for me to throw up my hands in dismay and walk away, but hell is real. I have witnessed to him, gone over scripture from the Old Testament to the New Testament to show him that God's plan for salvation is through His Son Jesus Christ. So far he has been very open, and agree with every thing that I have shown him in the Bible so far. I tell him that I love him and that God does not want him to be lost because He loves him more than anyone on earth, and desires that he become His, and be saved. I am in agreement with God, I do not want him to be lost either.
He has a lot of extra -biblical material that goes contrary to scripture, and I am urging him to take the Bible as it is the only truth and to throw away the false teachings. I know Lord Jesus is Good all the time, and that it is no accident that I have met this church leader.
I pray that God will turn this whole church to the Lord. As God gives you the opportunity brothers and sisters, tell someone about Jesus, our only Saviour.
I will have another meeting with him hopefully later on this week. I am praying for his heart to be open to receive and believe the gospel message. I am thankful that he has come to accept that the gospel is not about race, but grace for not only the Jews, but for all who will believe on the only Saviour Jesus Christ. God willing, I will get back on how things go at a later date.
I am thankful that I had the opportunity to show the gospel message to a pastor of a very large church, who was combining Law and grace. Praise God, he agreed with the New Covenant and will no longer teach that people need the Law to be saved after they come to faith in Jesus Christ. Oh, thank you Lord for your grace, and through this pastor his whole church will become rooted in the grace of the New Covenant. No one is throwing the rest of the Bible away, but all of it is to be understood that God has finished His work forever for righteousness through His Son. Jesus Christ. Amen. Come soon Lord Jesus!
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