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          Beloveds, we must clear up the lie that when the Lord told Joshua he would have good success through obeying the Law, that this was meant for Christians today. The Lord told this to Joshua that in obeying the Old Covenant of the Law God would give him success in conquering certain lands and taking these lands for the nation of Israel: Joshua 1: 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
          
          
          
          Also in keeping the Old Covenant of the Law, (which is all they had from God), he would not face the wrath of God and die as Aaron and Moses did for their disobedience to God in not keeping the Old Covenant of the Law: Num. 27: 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. 14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
          
          Moses never preached that the Old Covenant of the Law would make anyone permanently righteous in the sight of God. Here is the truth, preached by our Saviour Jesus Christ: Jhn 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
          
           Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.
          
          See Galatians 3, which explains God’s purposes for the Law; and how Jesus Christ has delivered us from it for all time. Feel free to study on your own the numerous verses that fully declare that Jesus Christ is the eternal Saviour and final sole source of eternal salvation for all time for all who believe in Him. See John 14:6.

          

          Anyone willfully claiming salvation based on keeping the Old Covenant of the Law and/ or combining it with the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, or anything else is not considered a Christian according to the Bible.

          
          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.

          
          Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the CURSE: for it is written, CURSED is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that NO MAN is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

          1Ti. 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
          7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

          1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

          John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

          
          

    Thu, May 31st - 10:22AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

     

     

    Heb 4:12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

    Holy people God’s word is the super microscope which always discerns perfectly, without error the inner intents/thoughts of both the good and the evil.

    God gives us His word through the Bible which absolutely and alone serves as the standard for the body of Christ and even the whole world. 2Ti 2:15 - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    The Bible contains the sole body of knowledge alone that sets forth God's everlasting, final, and complete standard for whom He accepts and whom He will never accept under any circumstances whatsoever. Any teachings that contradict biblical truth must absolutely be rejected. In fact, holy people,  all teachings must be checked against scripture to determine if it has any validity. 

    Through God’s word we can even examine others and even ourselves: 2Co 13:5 - Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

    Holy people, yes, we must, we can examine others as well as  ourselves frankly and honestly, because God commands that we do so. We look to the Bible which has laid out in general, specific and the minutiae every aspect of the expected quality of the Christian character, and the character of those who cannot ever be considered Christians. 

    Jesus Christ is the perfect and everlasting high priest, Saviour who knows His people intimately and well. In His omnipresence He indwells His people. In His omniscience Jesus is our eternal Advocate who knows everything about us and is, always standing before the throne of the Father making intercession for us. In His omnipotence, He will aid us beyond anything we could ever hope for.

    Heb 4: 14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

    Christians should never be hesitant or afraid to come to Jesus for help for any needs. In prayer to Him we can be confident to find sure help in the face of any trials, and strength for the journey all the way home. Our great high priest Jesus Christ has experienced everything His people have experienced, yet without sin, He knows all about us; our strengths, weakness, needs. He can and will help us to the uttermost. There is nothing that we can hide from Jesus Christ. We should never attempt to hide anything from Him in the first place, as this is impossible. Instead we must quickly fly to Him for help. He is always there for that very purpose.

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    serola



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    Sun, May 27th - 8:50AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

     

    Heb, 4: 10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 

    Labor: to hasten, make haste. to exert one's self, endeavour, give diligence. When God declares He rested from His works, brothers and sisters, it does not mean He was tired and decided to take a holiday. What it means, saints (G40 hagios) is that God found in everlasting truth that His work was and continues to be eternally perfect, finished and complete, there was and continues to be nothing further for Him to do regarding it.

    In the same way, everyone who believes in the final, finished and complete atoning gospel of Jesus Christ have entered into God’s rest for by faith they are convinced, convicted, fully persuaded and in agreement with God that the work He has done through the atoning blood of His Son Jesus Christ is completely sufficient, effective and eternal for everlasting salvation. Believers grasp the eternal truth that even their faith in believing is derived from the mercy of Jesus Christ: Eph 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Phl 3:9 - And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Ti 3:5Not 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; 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

    Nothing in  Heb 4: 11 is saying in any manner whatsoever that Christians can lose their salvation.

    It is essential to understand, holy people, many parents warn their children not to do or be like this or that person. However, our heavenly Father is greater and wiser than any human parent.  God commands His children not to do or be like certain persons-here in the example of unrepentant unbelievers. God is not the author of confusion. He declares the truth and warns in the example of unrepentant unbelievers, that they will never be saved, their unrepentant unbelief is never accepted, and is not a harmless, benign, static condition.  The falling away of the unrepentant unbeliever, therefore, is not by accident but by their own choosing.

    2Pe 2:21 - For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 

    No Christian should follow their example, but remain steadfast in love, obedience and trust in God. And this we will surely do by the power of Almighty God.

     

    The Bible is clear, there is a great difference between  unrepentant unbelievers, and true believers. The true believer can have doubt that arises out of a lack of knowledge or understanding of the word of God regarding Jesus Christ and even salvation. However, that being said, the true believer will not continue to doubt, but come to believe. In contrast even after the unrepentant unbeliever is fully informed and taught the truth of scripture he or she will continue to reject the word of God, therefore the Bible declares this person to be a heretic. Titus 3:10A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

     

     

     

    God commands us to stop wasting time on people who reject the truth of scripture after they have been fully taught the truth. We are to move on for there are many others who will hear and believe the truth of the Bible as they have been taught. ( See Mat 10:14; Mar 6:11; Luk 9:5).

     

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    Fri, May 25th - 5:00PM



     

    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS 

    Heb 4:8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

    God through the Bible keeps on expounding the eternal truth. The people trusting in the Law back then (the nation of Israel) for eternal salvation never got it. The people found no rest because in vain they continually offered their own works in the sacrifices for their sins, each and every time they sinned.

    In the same way anybody since then, who in error claims salvation through the Law, in any way shape or manner will not get it either, because it cannot be gained through works of the Law. God keeps on expounding on this in general, specifically and in the minutiae. The word of God is explicit, exclusive exhaustive, in laying out the inerrant truth of God for all mankind- ALL must come to Him through Jesus Christ alone for all eternity or not at all for all eternity.

    There is no salvation apart from Jesus Christ alone. There are no alternatives, or plan B’s to salvation. There are no co-redeemers (including one’s self or one’s own works), there are no co-redemptrixes, denominations, doctrines, institutions, organizations, idols, various people, angels, animals, things animate, inanimate, etc.  There are no “ almost” or “half saved” persons.

    Everyone is commanded by God to come believing all the gospel of Jesus christ for all eternity or not at all.  

     

     It is clear, brethren, God told all Israel that He would send them a Deliverer, a Saviour, who would bring in a new covenant under which all who believe in Him would be saved-forgiven and delivered forever from all of their sins. This  new covenant would be final finished complete and eternal  under which people would no longer have to wear themselves out vainly, continually trying to offer countless sacrifices that only gained temporary forgiveness but had to be repeated for each time they sinned. Some believed, but the nation of Israel as a whole did not.

    So some today do not believe outside of and even amongst the church.

    Brothers and sisters, God commands that if  any come to us with the sob story that no matter how hard they try, or how long they hear the gospel they continue to “suffer” and be a “helpless victim” of unbelief, we must tell them the truth.

    Believers should not enable such people in any way by telling them falsely that “God is sympathetic, accepting and understands” their unrepentant unbelief for He absolutely does not. False teachers/false brethren vainly try to twist scripture to mean that God feels sorry or badly for those who are unrepentant in unbelief: 

    Mar 9:24;  Jhn 20:27 -28. These verses absolutely have  nothing to do with unrepentant unbelief and therefore cannot and do not nullify God’s everlasting punishment, rejection, and condemnation for all unrepentant unbelievers.  If anything they warn by their conclusion that when people are presented with the evidence of scripture they believe, and do not remain in stubborn unbelief.

     

    Christians must tell unrepentant unbelievers along with the whole world the whole gospel of Jesus Christ:   Jhn 3:36 - He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    Rev 21:8 - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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    serola



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    Mon, May 21st - 3:42PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS 

    Heb 4:1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

    3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

    4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

    7Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

    Brothers and sisters, throughout the Bible we plainly see that God takes unbelief in Him as an extremely personal insult the-same as blasphemy or calling Him a liar. Nevertheless, in His mercy He takes the hammer and chisel of the truth of His inerrant eternal word to stony self- hardened hearts so that they will know the penalty for any who chose to remain in unrepentant unbelief-which is eternal condemnation and damnation. No one will ever be able to use the excuse that they did not know that God condemns unrepentant unbelief.

    Holy people, let us carefully note that absolutely nowhere in the Bible does it  declare that people can be forced to be unrepentant unbelievers or the devil can be blamed for unrepentant unbelief in the hearts of any person, who rejects God. Some try to twist various scriptures to claim people can be forced against their will to be unrepentant unbelievers or that  the devil is to blame for people not believing in God: 2Co 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 2Co 4:4 - In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    Act 5:3 - But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

    Luk 22:3 - Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

     

    What these verses mean is that unrepentant unbelievers are lost in the first place, therefore they willingly open themselves for the devil to enter or use them to promote the evil desires they have which are aligned with the devils. The devil has absolutely no power to enter or overcome any true Christian, for God is invincible, all powerful, and faithful to keep His people in His hands for all eternity.

    False teachers willingly preach the doctrines of devils that they receive from their father the devil. Among them is that God understands anyone’s unbelief in Him and loves and feels so sorry for anyone “struggling” with unbelief in Him. Therefore when they die, the Lord will take pity on them and feel so sorry for their suffering and  “struggling” with unbelief in Jesus Christ that He will let them into heaven because they suffer so badly the pains of unbelief.

    The Bible quickly, explicitly, declares the eternal truth:  Jhn 3:36 - He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    Jhn 8:24 - I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

    THE SOLE  CAUSE OF UNREPENTANT UNBELIEF

    Jhn 10:26 - But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

    Brothers and sisters, when God declares there is no excuse for the unrepentant unbeliever, that is what He absolutely means for all eternity.

    God’s word is absolute inerrant truth. It is given to let the believer as well as the unbeliever amongst them know that unbelievers are excluded from any part in His kingdom forever. For the believer alone is granted eternal life. Make no mistake about the fact that this message is intended not only for the believer, but also for those who do not believe amongst authentic Christians. 

    The word of God stands absolutely sure, all unrepentant unbelievers choose to harden their own hearts and have no one to blame but themselves for choosing to reject the only sole source of eternal life Jesus Christ.

    Act 5:39 - But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

    Understand this, holy brethren, anyone found willingly and unrepentantly perverting scripture, whomsoever and wheresoever they may be, is fighting against God and have already lost, for God is all powerful, unbeatable and invincible.

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    serola



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    Fri, May 18th - 4:16PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    God’s train keeps on running-do not harden your own heart in unrepentant unbelief, for anyone  doing so condemns themselves to hell by rejecting the truth..

    Heb 3 15While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

    God commands anyone hardening their hearts to right now, without delay listen to Him,  stop making God angry, repent of unbelief, and turn to God in faith and walk in obedience, tomorrow might be too late.

    Heb 3:16For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 17But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 19So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

    God is not declaring that everybody in the church back then was  unfaithful, but addressing that there are “ some” among the faithful who were.

    God is laying it out cold, that just as unrepentant unbelievers were rejected from His kingdom back then, even presently now there is absolutely NO ticket of admission for any and all who reject the inerrant eternal truth of God, by choosing to remain in stubborn unbelief.

     

    We must be wary, brothers and sisters of false teachers preaching the false doctrine of “the permissive will of God”. This evil false doctrine purports that God has not one will but two: His sovereign will, and secondly His permissive will. What these false teachers really mean is that even though God hates sin, He allows people to sin if that is their will to do so.

    There is no such thing as the permissive will of God. The Bible declares explicitly, exclusively that God has One eternal will alone: His SOVEREIGN WILL: Jesus did not come to do His own will and He is the sole example for all men to follow: Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

     

    Luk 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

    Jas 4: 13Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

    So if  anyone knows God's will for all men and fail to do it they are sinning against Him.

     

     Romans 1:18-32 ESV / 3For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against ALL ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, ...

    Holy people, God has One will HIS SOVEREIGN WILL ALONE. ANYONE WHO DENIES THIS ETERNAL TRUTH IS A FOOL. There are absolutely no optional choices to the sovereign will of God.

     

    God says this not man, but every man, this includes women too should believe God and never man, for it is impossible for God to lie.

    Anyone unrepentantly choosing to put their own wills above the sovereign will of God should not congratulate themselves and break into a happy dance, for they will eventually be doing it in hell-dancing in the pains of eternal torment and misery.

    Everything, every work that men do both the saved and the unsaved is written down and kept for eternal record by God. For those who believe and obey the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ, their names are written in God’s book of life. This outcome is eternally different for those who remain in unrepentant unbelief:   Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

    Regarding those who live by their so called permissive wills above the will of God: Rev 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

    The Bible clearly gives the eternal description of all who defile, work abomination, makes up lies who will be cast into the lake of fire.

    Rev 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

    Do not mess with God, do not pervert or tamper with His sovereign will nor the eternal truth of His word: Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

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    serola



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    Thu, May 17th - 6:41AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Brothers and sisters, we cannot help but notice how God keeps forcefully hammering out the fact that the whole Law must be obeyed and the penalty for disobedience is condemnation, death and the curse. Since no mere human being can actually keep the Law, as ordained by God, these terrible consequences are inescapable. The complete fulfillment of the Law would be accomplished later through the final finished and complete work of Jesus Christ, which would bring in the new covenant whereby all who believe will be saved.

    This is the reason why those who preach that there are still parts of the Law that Christians must obey are in gross error. The Bible reminds us over and over  it is gross error to fuse Law and Grace together. The truth is that God forbids any and all attempts to combine Law and grace together. Gal 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

    No doubt some think the Law is valid for Christians today due to ignorance, however the righteous will repent the wicked never will. The wicked are willingly ignorant, that is intentionally rejecting the truth, the wrath of God abiding on them.

    THE DANGER OF UNBELIEF

    Heb 3: 7Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

    8Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

    9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

    10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

    11So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

    I.Harden, meaning: to make hard, harden

    II.metaph.

    A. to render obstinate, stubborn

    B. to be hardened

    C. to become obstinate or stubborn

    Dearly beloveds, who are those who have hardened hearts? These serve as an example of all who despite hearing and seeing the truth of God expressed in the evidence of His word and works, deliberately, intentionally still refuse to believe, and chose to harden their own hearts against Him.  As a consequence, God has eternally excluded them from ever entering into His eternal rest. This is a warning to the so-called “liberal theologians” who promote the lie that God’s word is not absolute. This is also a warning to the unbelievers camouflaged behind the façade of being fashionably intellectual modernists who would pervert the scripture to make it fit with so called more modern and enlightened times. Its also a warning to the blatantly unrepentant unbeliever in and out of the church as well as those hiding behind pious labels of the certainty of their eternal damnation.

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    serola



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    Tue, May 15th - 1:45PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    JESUS THE FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST-  GREATER THAN MOSES

    Heb 3: 1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 3For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. 4For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. 5And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 6But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

    Brothers and sisters, the Bible makes it absolutely clear that anyone depending on Moses or anything else other than the Saviour Jesus Christ for their salvation are still dead in their sins and must repent and turn to Jesus Christ the sole and only source of salvation and eternal life. Salvation is exclusive, explicit, final, and eternally through Jesus Christ alone. Jesus Christ is  appointed by God as the sole appointed high priest, Saviour and Mediator of salvation.

     

    Nowhere in scripture is Moses or anyone or anything else appointed an equal or co- redeemer with Jesus Christ. The Bible warns and exhorts all continually: John 14: 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

     

    The aforementioned verse 6  of Hebrews 3 is misinterpreted by some to mean that if we do not remain faithful until the coming of Christ we will be lost. Nothing could be further from the truth. To prevent this error, the Bible gives many other verses to explain that all who claim salvation but eventually fail the test of faith in turning away from salvation were never saved in the first place..

    2 Pe 2: 20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

    No one will ever wind up in hell because they never heard the gospel. People wind up in hell because although they heard the gospel, they refused to believe it. Although they may have entered the physical church, they never, ever entered into faith in Jesus Christ. If anyone fears losing their salvation what they must do is absolutely reject the fear and come in faith trusting studying and obeying the scriptures and living by the Bible correctly interpreted. 

     1Jo 2:19 - They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

    Christians can rest completely confident in Lord Jesus Christ: There are many more verses than what can be posted here, feel free to study further on your own. 1Pe 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

    Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:4 - To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

    1Pe 1:5 - Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 

    Col 1:13 - Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

    Jude 1: 24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

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    serola



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    Fri, May 11th - 12:55PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 2: 14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

    Brothers and sisters, God lays out the comprehensive depths, riches, and thorough work of His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour in the magnificent power of His salvation for all who believe on and in Him. Jesus became like us not only to know us and understand us from an experiential stand point, yet without sin, but to save and deliver all who believe from death and sin to eternal life. We can run to Jesus in complete assurance of receiving His aid and comfort to the uttermost.

    Jesus in suffering death did so for all who will believe in and on Him. Jesus in His death defeated the grave, and forever took away from the devil the power of death with which he had terrorized the whole human race.

     The power of the high priests of the temporary covenant of the Law was puny, limited to the nation of Israel, but the God given power and authority of Jesus Christ the Saviour and eternal high priest of the everlasting  new covenant is unlimited and over not only the whole earth, but heaven as well.: Mt. 28 18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

    The devil forever lost the power over death and hell when Jesus Christ defeated him for all time: Rev 1:1  18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

    Jesus Christ in His love for the world defeated the grave, attained the eternal power of eternal life, defeated the devil, and delivered all who believe from the bondage of the Law: Rom 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

    Brothers and sisters, knowing what a mighty God we have who understands us even from the human standpoint with the power of God to help us, let us run to Jesus. Let us be fully persuaded, convicted, and convinced that He is all that we need and always with and in us.

    In stark contrast to the new covenant high priest Jesus Christ; by the time Jesus appeared in His earthly ministry the Levitical priesthood of the Law had become thoroughly corrupted. The Levitical priesthood of the Law degenerated into greed determined to do its own will not that of God in order to maintain its own power over the people. Its goal was to enrich itself by making merchandise of the people, not caring for the people. Those high priests under the Law could never even save themselves, and they will not ever save anyone else either.

    love

    serola



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    Thu, May 10th - 10:40AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 2: 10For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

    Brothers and sisters, in the first chapter of Hebrews God lauded His Son Jesus Christ as fully God the Son, second person of the trinity in the fullness of His glory and power. Here in this second chapter of Hebrews the Bible shows forth our Lord Jesus in His zeal for His house, His heart filled with compassion and love for His people, and His determined will to save, fully understand, know, and bring all that belong to Him to Himself. Jhn  2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

     

    Brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ would know deeply, intimately, every detail of the lives of His creations. He would die for them, live with them and suffer with them, be tempted with them. He would know them experientially, yet without sin. He would know, understand and be able to minister to His people as no high priest under the Law ever could.

     Those old high priests under the Law had compassion for the people under them however, none were made perfect through suffering. They did not know and would not have suffered in any way what it was like to really suffer, be hungry, thirsty, be an outcast, shamed by the ungodly, dishonored, rejected, endure temptations, lied on, betrayed, spat on, cheated, slandered, abused, mocked, stalked, openly hated, conspired against, and even insulted while being publicly wrongfully put to death.

    Jesus Christ, fully God, fully man. He is overwhelmingly incomparable in every way to those old human high priests under the temporal Law who had to be taught it; did not always obey or apply it equally, but not so Jesus Christ, He is the Word of God the Just One incarnate of the new covenant and has no respect of persons. In the obedience of Jesus Christ, even in His suffering  He became the perfect high priest and Author of eternal life the final, finished and complete atonement for all who will believe and obey.

    Let us keep in remembrance that those old high priests under the Law offered the blood of animal sacrifices that could never take away all sins forever, and therefore had to be offered continually. However, let us continually praise Jesus Christ in continued remembrance that He offered the perfect sacrifice of Himself and His own sinless blood to cleanse and take away all sins forever eternally for everyone who believes and obey Him.

    Those old high priests under the Law were lofty, insular, entitled to enter the holy of holies alone.  Everyone else was forbidden under pain of death. This man came humbly, became like His creations, lived among them and gave himself for them. Therefore, God appointed Him alone as the Author of salvation, and sole source of eternal life who, opened up the door to the very throne room of God whereby all who believe, can enter in to Him day or night world without end. Amen.

    Under the Law all the people were shown to be powerless servants of sin, for even the high priests sinned and therefore had to make atonement for their own sins just like the people under them. Under the new testament of the sinless Saviour Jesus Christ, God left the saved in their natural bodies to show the world and witness that through Him they have power to overcome sin, no longer in bondage to sin as were those under the Law: 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.

    Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

    Forgiveness through Jesus Christ is complete, eternal, final. However, in the secular world there is no guarantee of forgiveness. Even if forgiveness is given ( perhaps grudgingly by some) there is no guarantee of acceptance, reconciliation or continued relationship. Why? Sin has consequences on earth. This fact teaches/warns Christians not to practice sin after salvation, because Christians absolutely do not have to practice any sin.

    JESUS IS NOT ASHAMED OF HIS PEOPLE

    As Christians we can all fully trust that no matter what we have been or done, dearly beloveds,  Jesus is not ashamed of us.  Jesus no longer looks at us through the lenses of our past sins, but through the cleansing blood of His everlasting new covenant atonement.

    Praise God, every Christian can rejoice in the eternal atonement, acceptance in the beloved, reconciliation and fellowship we have attained by the grace of God through His sole sinless Saviour. Thanks be to God who has spiritually regenerated us and also for the physical regeneration of the body to come by His everlasting almighty power.

    SANTIFIED

    1.  to render or acknowledge, or to be venerable or hallow

    2. to separate from profane things and dedicate to God

    1. consecrate things to God

    2. dedicate people to God

    3. to purify

    1. to cleanse externally

    2. to purify by expiation: free from the guilt of sin

    3. to purify internally by renewing of the soul

    ἁγιάζω hagiázō, hag-ee-ad'-zo; from G40; to make holy, i.e. (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate:—hallow, be holy, sanctify.

    This is not a process, but the effect of salvation enabled by the Holy Spirit, so that we can actually live the life of holiness that God desires for us.
    love
    serola 


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    Sun, May 6th - 4:47PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    BEHOLD THE MAN! Jesus Made Like His Brothers

    Heb 2: 5For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

    6But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

    7Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

    8Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

    Saints (G40 hagios) it is truly error and laughable were it not so sad that there are some who proudly brag and preach that mankind is “the crown of creation”. There is no place in scripture that can justify this kind of misinterpretation. If mankind is anything he is not the crown, but the clown and the thorn of creation, born with the inherited Adamic sin nature, fully acting and living  it out in the course of his life; doomed to eternal perdition but for the grace of God for all who believe, and not through mere human works and efforts..

    Brothers and sisters, the Bible preaches inerrantly that God has given the honor, glory and crown to His only Son and sole appointed Saviour Jesus Christ:

    Heb 2:9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

    All of the limited weak ineffectual animal sacrifices of all the old high priests of the Law can only give the penitent sinner temporary forgiveness. None of the old high priests of the Law could give eternal life. The only thing guaranteed under the Law is condemnation and death, which is why people feared death. The work of the high priests under the Law was never done, all atonements under them were all temporary, therefore they had no rest if a person was forgiven for a sin one day and did the same thing the next day it always required a fresh sacrifice for the penitent, who also had to make confession again.

    Brothers and sisters, we see the absolute awesome superiority of Jesus Christ the God and man over all the old high priests under the Law; for Jesus came for the express purpose to suffer and die for the sins of the world, so that all who believe on and in Him will absolutely receive eternal forgiveness, escape eternal death, damnation, and absolute eternal separation from God.

    Praise Lord Jesus Christ our eternal, absolute sole Saviour and high priest over the house of God, that all who believe and obey can certainly have absolute confidence, assurance, comfort, lavish love and blessings through His final, finished complete and absolute atonement.

    For any who wonder exactly what did God give mankind to rule over, the Bible absolutely states:  Gen 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

    So we clearly see, holy people,  nothing God delivered into the hands of man  was jumping for joy over being delivered into the hands of mankind, for good reason. Note too that God did not give man rulership over mankind itself. No need to wonder why if we look at history past, present, and no doubt future but for the return of the Lord.

    Again in these subsequent verses God makes it absolutely clear in detail that He did not give mankind the authority to rule over mankind itself.

     

     

    Gen 1: 29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

    We all know, brethren, what secular man has done and continuing to do with what God gave, because it is a frightening reality seen in the wholesale slaughter of people through wars, abortion, addictions, genocide, murder etc. and  the extinction and near extinction of animal life and various parts of the earth.

    Do not waste your time listening to the lies of secular man, even those who come stealthily into the church preaching the lie that God has given mankind sovereign will that He is obligated to respect, even if it goes against the will of God. God has set the eternal standard for all men- obey the truth of the gospel or receive eternal damnation. 

    Mankind has nothing to boast and/or brag about, every one of his so- called achievements is stained by his selfish corrupt sinful flesh. Please feel free to study further on your own regarding that God has established powers authorities on the earth for His purpose to control/punish evil. Mankind- its greatest fear is of itself. 

    Let us put our trust in the inerrant truth of God  Ro. 12:4   1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

    1 Pe 1: 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

     

    25But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

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    serola

     
     

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