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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.

          
          

    Tue, May 28th - 2:49AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 13:17Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

    Brothers and sisters, we come here a second time in this chapter to the overseers of the church. Although it is a brief verse, these Christians already knew full well, as we are also commanded to know, that it holds much more content within the context of scriptures regarding the standards and boundaries that God has set for the role of the overseers of the church.

    Just as our salvation is a free gift ( we can’t say this too often, brethren) God gave the church servant leaders, starting with the apostles, under the Head Apostle, Jesus Christ. Today, however no living human being can meet the qualifications commanded by God to take or to claim the office of the apostle,  so we know this is a closed office as the Bible absolutely declares: Act 1: 20For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

    Act 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. This is the first qualification for the office of the apostle.

    Act 1: 24And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

    Then there is Paul the special apostle to the gentiles, called directly by Jesus Christ our Lord, whom the Bible declares is the last apostle:  1 Cor 16:3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 9For I am the least of the apostles,…

    The Bible states clearly that the apostle Paul is the last apostle, and gives all the details of the specific super powers assigned to the apostles alone, as well as the general powers they shared with the church as a whole which are still existing by the command and authority of God to the church.

    Brothers and sister, we give thanks to Jesus for the apostles and remember their teachings of salvation through Jesus Christ alone, which eternally remains as the sole foundation that they laid for the whole church and all overseers to follow.

     However, brothers and sisters, we know that any one claiming to be an apostle today is either ignorant or just plain lying, in either case it is still gross error, for it is absolutely impossible for a mere human being to meet God’s required qualifications today for that office. It is good, holy people, that we continue looking at the overseers appointed by Jesus Christ as a gift for the church, to give a clear understanding of their office and their extreme importance to the church as a whole.

    Obey: be persuaded, to be persuaded, to suffer one's self to be persuaded; to be induced to believe: to have faith: in a thing, to believe, to be persuaded of a thing concerning a person, to listen to, obey, yield to, comply with, to trust, have confidence, be confident.

    Submit yourselves: to resist no longer, but to give way, yield (of combatants)

    metaph. to yield to authority and admonition, to submit.

    They watch: to be sleepless, keep awake, watch, to be circumspect, attentive, ready.

    Give account: account, i.e. reckoning, score, account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment.

    Unprofitable for you: of no value, unprofitable, hurtful, pernicious.

    Love

    serola



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    Sun, May 26th - 7:02PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 13: Sacrifices and Prayer

    15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

     

    It is clear, brothers and sisters, that God commands explicitly that every Christian must be absolutely and profoundly rooted in grace exclusively, eternally and never the Law of Moses. Christians have no reason to imitate or appropriate any form of worship from the Law of Moses or the Levitical priesthood.

    Christians don’t have to buy a cattle ranch to offer burnt offerings on an altar to get God to forgive them of their sins. Jesus Christ is our living Altar to whom we as priests in His priesthood do not offer Him dead animals. Instead we offer Him an entirely different sacrifice that is living of ourselves and of our good deeds, not to get God to forgive us, for His Son our Saviour has gained eternal forgiveness for us. Nor are our sacrifices done out of fear of punishment, but out of love for the eternal forgiveness we all have received through faith in His name: Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    Dearly beloveds as priests under our Saviour and high priest Jesus Christ we also have the authority to present an unlimited offering to Him: Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

    Christians don’t have to be envious of Israel God’s chosen people, because Christians are now chosen too by God, through faith in His Son and only Saviour Jesus Christ: Rom 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

     Rom 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

    Rom 9:26And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

     

    Brethren, Israel is no longer a nation exclusively of itself, now it includes all believing Jews and all peoples who believe on Jesus Christ, making us one people in God:

      1Pe 2:9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

    We do not see all Israel saved now, saints (G40 hagios) but that is God’s plan, feel free to study this further on your own, noting that He will not save them through the Law of Moses. In summation: Eph 2: One in Christ

    11Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    A Temple in the Lord

    19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

    Love

    serola



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    Fri, May 24th - 1:50PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 13: 12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

    BE SETTLED IN GRACE NOT LAW

    Holy people, God created Israel and God created the Law and gave it to Moses, however, God never set up the Law of Moses to be the permanent means to attain salvation by obedience to it at all. The Levitical high priest’s work was never finished, could never be finished because their sacrifice of animal blood to die for the sinner so that the sinner would not have to die for His own sins, would corrupt and rot away and its efficacy would be lost requiring another fresh sacrifice each year to atone for the sins of the nation.

    The Law of Moses is the school teacher and the litmus test to show and prove that all men are sinners totally incapable of saving themselves or having any righteousness of themselves.

    God commands all who believe in His sole appointed Saviour, Mediator and high priest over the house of God to be absolutely settled, convicted, convinced, and fully persuaded to receive the free gift of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ and not by any works of the Law:

    Mar 16:16 - He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

    Then Jesus speaks frankly regarding those who falsely claim Moses by the Law as their saviour:

    Jhn 5:45 - Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 - For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

    Act 10:43 - To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

    Acts 3: 17And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. 18But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. 19Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 22For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

    Anyone who impenitently  rejects Jesus Christ  will be destroyed and have no place in the body of Christ. Brothers and sisters, this might seem harsh to some, but God said it, it is the eternal unchanging truth that we are commanded to preach and teach.

    Therefore, dearly beloveds, as His people settled absolutely, fully in the grace of Jesus Christ, our sinless Saviour who suffered to pay for our sins, sanctified us, washed us in His sinless blood without the camp; let us go to Him there where His work is finally finished, and complete for all eternity in gaining us eternal forgiveness of all sins and peace with God. We love Him with all our hearts and remain eternally grateful to bear the reproach He took for us on the cross, declaring ourselves to be aliens on earth-looking for our true home and city whose builder and maker is God. 

    love

    serola



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    Thu, May 23rd - 2:53PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

     

    Heb 13: 10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. 11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

    Brothers and sisters, 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, holy people, we know  is God’s word, we know that we are never to allow anyone to devalue our digging down and study of applying of and living within the boundaries and standards of the Bible throughout our lives.

    People who discredit the authority of the Bible do it so that they can be free to pervert the gospel by introducing into it heretical and demonic teachings to deceive Christians. Christians, armed with the knowledge and understanding of the inerrant truth of the Bible will not be fooled by false teachers or heretics.

    It might seem strange that Hebrews which sledge hammers the inerrant truth of Jesus Christ being the only eternal Saviour and source of salvation as commanded by God for all men who will believe, in this last chapter brings up the Law. The burning of the bodies of the sacrificed animals and other materials outside the camp would mark the completion and the successful end of the day of atonement for Israel.

    Yet it confirms God’s earlier command to His people to be settled in grace as He balls up His mighty fist and brings it crashing down destroying the altar in that earthly tabernacle of the Law for all time.

     

    Jesus in His earthly ministry went into the temple and threw the money changers out saying: 17And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    Now in this last chapter of Hebrews God strikes the final blow and  makes it absolutely clear that the whole Levitical priesthood of the Law of Moses in which only Levites could serve, except those who had a physical blemish, such as halt, blind etc. and only the nation of Israel had the right to tithe have no right to eat of the altar of Jesus Christ, nor will God receive their corrupt inferior sacrifice of animal blood any more.

     God loves Israel. No Christian, no one should be angry at the Jews seeing our Saviour Jesus Christ who is God and fully man is a Jew out of the tribe of Judah, and it is Jews, the first Christians,  out of the nation of Israel He appointed as His disciples whom He sent as His messengers of good news to the world.

    Jesus changed the priesthood; Jesus is the eternal High priest over the house of God for ever and the Bible tells among other things: Jhn 14:6

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

    Furthermore, brothers and sisters, God has commanded and declared for Israel and all peoples: SAY IT WITH ME HOLY PEOPLE: Phl 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    Brethren raise your hand if you already are continually confessing Jesus Christ is Lord. (I raised mine too).

    love

    serola



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    Wed, May 22nd - 3:09PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 13: 8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

    Brothers and sisters, the Bible goes on and on boldly at full throttle in  declaring absolutely for all time and  exalting Jesus Christ as the sole Saviour and only source of salvation for all who will believe. The Bible speaks in general that any doctrine that departs from grace is never to be accepted by any follower of Jesus Christ.

    The Bible also addresses absolutely and specifically that any doctrine, and any one, declaring people to be made righteous through obeying the Law of Moses, is in gross error and their worship of God is in vain, because no one can be justified or saved by the Law:  

    Why Israel did not profit from their preoccupation with meats and  carnal worship,

     Israel's Unbelief

    Ro 9:30What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

    33As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    The Bible keeps on pounding away at the eternal absolute truth that: Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

    Anyone preaching the Law of Moses for righteousness is foolish:

     

    Brethren, if Israel did not profit by choosing in error the Law of Moses over the Law of grace, neither will any Christian:

    Gal 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

    The apostle Paul minces no words here in saying so to speak guys you are fools,   who put witchcraft on you to make you turn in error from the gospel of Jesus Christ back to the Law of Moses? That false doctrine did not come from God.

    This still holds true for anyone still, they are fools.

    The eternal truth and absolute reality is that through the grace of Jesus Christ:

    Gal 3:28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.


    love 

    serola



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    Sat, May 18th - 11:27AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 13: 7Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. 8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

    Brothers and sisters, the Bible here addresses the kind of servant leaders who are worthy of our remembrance and whose teachings we should follow and live publicly and privately-only those who teach the absolute unchanging, inerrant, eternal, final and finished gospel of Jesus Christ. And of course, scripture goes on in detail to describe the kind of person who is never to be appointed a servant leader of any church, but feel free to study that further on your own.

    1 Thess 5: 12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

    1Ti 5:17 - Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

    1Co 9:14 - Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

    Servant leaders among others are a gift of God to the church:

    Ro. 12: 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

    The scripture is clear, brethren,  the church is commanded by God to appoint servant leaders over the church who are faithful in the care of the flock and to feed the flock faithfully in the word, to train the people in the knowledge of scripture, to comfort them and help them to live the scriptures, and in doing good works and to help the needy, the poor, and in such matters that they can allowable.

    We ought to gladly remember and follow there faithful teaching, but also to render to them care and support for their needs, and help them in the work of the ministry to the saints (G40 hagios).

     

    Love

    serola 

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    Wed, May 15th - 2:13PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 13: 5Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

    Conversation:  conduct, manner of life, character, deportment.

    Col 3: 17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

    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.

    Eph 4:22 - That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

    1Pe 1:15 - But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

    Covetousness: not greedy, not loving money: 1Ti 6:9 - But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

    We  are commanded by God not to allow ourselves to be greedy, lustful, obsessed with acquiring stuff to the point that it becomes the overwhelming focus of our lives, instead of God, it is idolatry.

    Content:  to be satisfied, to be contented.

    Brothers and sisters, the Bible has carefully and explicitly laid out and absolutely set the standards and boundaries for Christian conduct so that we easily know with laser beam accuracy the way we should live holy lives in a perverse and ever downward spiraling wicked world.  

     To be content with what we have does not mean that we are commanded by God to live lives of asceticism, severe self-denial, poverty or near poverty.   Mar 10:29 - So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[fn] or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, 30 “who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.

    God warns Christians who are rich to keep it in perspective, not use it for themselves only, and to and not let it go to their heads: 1Ti 6:17 - Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 18 - Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,

    As Christians we know how to use this world without abusing it and to help our brothers and sisters and others who are in need.

    Dearly beloveds, really our contentment, boldly,  eternally rests in the love and truth of Jesus Christ, our Almighty God. who will never leave or abandon us regardless of our trials, situations, circumstances or conditions, which He will work out for His glory and our good. Absolutely, we can, must and are exhorted to be bold in His mighty power. If God is for us, brethren, who can be against us? 1Jo 4:4 - You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

    God’s people have no reason whatsoever to be afraid of men, rather it is men who should be afraid, very afraid.

    SAY IT WITH ME HOLY PEOPLE: 2Ti 4:18 - And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

    love

    serola



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    Fri, May 10th - 7:24PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Brothers and sisters, we know that marriage on earth between two people is ordained by God to reflect the true marriage of the Lamb in the world to come. God has carefully laid out the standards and boundaries of marriage on earth to be exclusively between a man and a woman only. The Bible, holy people, is explicit regarding same sex unions: there is absolutely no excuse for anyone doing it: Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    The Bible condemns same sex unions as against nature: Rom 1:26

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    The reason why people do these things, brethren, is that they choose to reject God:  Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    God speaks explicitly: Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    No, Christian has the right or even wants to force people to obey God. Nevertheless, the death described here is rejection by God from entering His kingdom and having eternal life, but instead eternal condemnation in hell. No one is asking people to like what the Bible says, but as Christians, we ought to obey God rather than men and have every right to our faith, and to boldly resist those who seek to intimidate us, silence us, and take away our right to our Christian faith.

     

     

    Dearly beloveds, we know that polygamy in the new covenant of Jesus Christ is forbidden along with breaking the marriage covenant by adultery/ whore mongering. The husband is to follow the supreme model of the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, who totally gave Himself for the church, loves it, washes it, advocates for it, protects, nourishes, and cherishes it. The wife should not be hesitant to submit to such a man even as Sarah submitted to her husband Abraham. What should never be lost in the concept of submission is the exhortation to all believers: Eph 5: 21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

    Not everyone is marriage material, Christians should not marry unbelievers. It is possible for one spouse to come to faith within a marriage while the other does not. The Bible counsels on these. The Bible details the kind of person that is fit or unfit to be involved with, so Christians should not enter marriage based on superficialities, character matters more. Marriage is not for everyone. However, the new covenant forbids anyone from commanding Christians to abstain from marriage, and also to force people who do not want to marry to do so.

     

     Nevertheless, God gives the gift of single life to some, and the gift of marriage to others. Whether a Christian is single or married the Bible gives the highly detailed standards and boundaries for each, including singles. widows, mixed marriages i.e. between the saved and unsaved, divorce, remarriage. Sex outside of the marital dyad is absolutely forbidden.

    Feel free to study this further on your own.

    The church as a whole, saints (G40 hagios) is married to the Lord, who is the Head of the church, and all that we do while we await His return must be to His glory and praise. There is absolutely no biblical sanction of adultery or whore mongering: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

    Love

    serola



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    Thu, May 9th - 4:45PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Heb 13: 4Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

    The above verse regarding marriage, although short was well understood and laid out carefully in scripture to eternally contain it within the context of scripture as a whole. Brothers and sisters, we know that marriage is not a human construct that has no lasting validity, or can be reconfigured by people at will to stretch it beyond the biblical standard and boundaries of it as set by God himself. Marriage is honorable, sacred, inviolate, protected.

    It seems fitting then, to look at marriage in a panoramic view both horizontally and vertically. The marriage in heaven, will not be the same as it is on earth. Human marriage is the earthly image of the divine, just as the earthly tabernacle was the image of the true tabernacle in heaven. God’s people, past, present and future are the bride of Christ- the church. God made man in His image, and marriage in the image of His own eternal permanent marriage with His people.

     

     Jesus Christ has permanently joined the church in His own body. He is solicitous of her care, and her faithful protector. He puts her tears in His bottles, her prayers in a golden vial. He totally gave Himself for her in His death on the cross, the shedding of His blood and resurrection to wash her from all her sins, to purify her with eternal holiness and give her eternal life to dwell with Him forever.

     Jesus is fabulously wealthy and extravagantly preparing gifts and precious things for His bride: Jhn 14:2In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

    The Bible gives us a reflection of the Bride in heaven, she will be changed in every way.

    Mat 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

    Luk 20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

    To be continued

    Love

    serola



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    Wed, May 8th - 10:11PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

     

    Holy people, Mankind is the face on the doomsday clock, it is his hands poised one minute before doomsday, held back only by the almighty hand of God, who alone by His power will have the last word regarding all mankind.

    Brothers, and sisters, slavery was and is just one of the many sins perpetrated by and against mankind. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, came not to fix but to abolish the sole source of sin-the inherited corrupt, vile, Adamic sin nature in the hearts and minds of all men from birth. God never approved then or now of any sin. Therefore, we can say with full confidence that the sin of slavery indeed no sin was ever endorsed or approved by Jesus Christ and therefore all true Christians are commanded to never give any sin validity or approval.

     

    A portion of the invisible kingdom of God, saints (G40 hagios), is made visible on earth through all who believe on Him.  His kingdom manifests the reality that all men who believe  in His Son Jesus Christ the Saviour, everywhere are welcome in His kingdom, in which God unites all men within it as brothers, who will love and care for one another, all being equal regardless of social status, nation or ethnicity: Act 17:26 - And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

     

    None born of Adam, brothers and sisters, could ever completely achieve or live the reality of being true brothers on earth the way that God’s people can and do by His power of love. Oh, yes, the secular world tried, are trying, but Adam always shows up in the mix- in sex trafficking and outright slavery among other evils still going on in the world.

     

    1 Cor 7:21Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. 23Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

    There is no new testament teaching that any Christian slave should not seek to be free. In the case of Onesimus a slave, Paul urged  the Christian slave owner Philemon to receive Onesimus not as a slave but as a brother: Phi 1: 15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; 16Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?

     

    There are many passages regarding servitude in the new covenant of Jesus Christ, however, how it was to be regarded by those born again of faith is clear as God gave commandment to those in His kingdom: If a man is your brother, you do not have to worry about him raping your wife and daughter and selling the children resulting from it as products, you do not have to fear one day being lynched and your dead body left dangling from a tree-if a man is truly your brother in word and deed.

     

    Dearly beloveds, the message we must boldly speak without ceasing to everyone and also  to those who really are only interested in condemning God’s people, and to discredit the gospel of Jesus Christ, is to proclaim to them the only source of freedom from the bondage and slavery of their sins, which is to believe on the name of the Lord Jesus, who died on the cross, and rose again,  to pay for the sins of all men who will believe in Him, so that they will be saved and forgiven of all their sins.

    Christianity, we well know brethren, is not a product of western civilization, it is not a white man’s gospel, or a black man’s gospel or any mere man’s gospel. It is the eternal gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and sole Saviour come, to give all who believe in Him, the free gift of salvation, and the forgiveness of all their sins.

    Our journey will continue, holy people. If the Lord has inflamed you, if you have felt the fire of His intense love for you, if you have felt provoked to love Him more and more along the way, raise your hand and give our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ a praise offering. ( I raised my hand and can’t stop praising Him, and don’t want to).

    Love

    serola



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    Sun, May 5th - 3:32AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    OUR JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    Brothers and sisters, all believers are filled with the Holy Spirit, and employed/enabled by God to live, teach, and preach the gospel message of Jesus Christ, not just the overseers of the church. God gave ALL of us the Bible to know and live His absolute unchanging standard for righteousness, within the eternal boundaries of HIS LOVE AND TRUTH as set forth in scripture.

    Mar 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

     

    We are not ashamed of the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

    Dearly beloveds, I along with the multitudes of Christians, will never apologize for being a Christian, because there is absolutely never any reason to do so. Those who have a beef with God come after Christians, but what they are really after is to make Christians ashamed and to denounce the eternal absolute, love and truth of the Bible. Their ultimate goal is for Christianity and the Bible itself to be criminalized and altogether banned, erased from the public and private forum as well:  1Co 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

    None of these things should surprise us, holy people: Jhn 15:18

    If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

    1Jo 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

    Let us not miss a beat in loving all men and continually spreading the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ who saves all who will believe in Him.

    Mankind wears blinders lest he should see his horrifying, horrible, uncontrollable, vile and poisonous inborn Adamic sin nature. Yes, sinful, cruel, physically alive, but spiritually dead mankind. Mankind is the nightmare that makes the world break out in a cold sweat. Mankind is the monster mankind fears, that is embedded in the psyche of mankind.

     

    Mankind is the cannibal that will devour its own. Mankind is the mad, uncontrollable Gollum that world powers frantically build bigger and more powerful weapons of defence/offence against. Mankind is the serial killer, who keeps on reappearing alone and in groups across the ages to mercilessly kill and wipe out even whole groups of peoples no matter how many times he is vanquished. Mankind is the death monger, bringing wars, death, defilement and destruction where ever he goes. Even the heavens are defiled as mankind in pristine garments and powerful rockets jettison his feces as he makes his way in space. Even the moon is left with pounds of his feces. Mankind the builder of great cities, whose citizens nervously lock themselves in self- made prisons for protection from mankind. Mankind who fears the dark, because mankind might be lurking there. Mankind is the subliminal bogey man in fairy tales, books, movies and the minds of all humanity. Oh, still, we want to exalt him, in fact the “higher power” he worships so fervently looks suspiciously like himself.

     He is broken, He is hurting and we want to embrace him, show him compassion, yet we recoil as he snarls, froth issues from his lips and runs down his chin as he reveals the brute beast that he is, and we know, we can’t fix him, and he cannot fix himself.

    If one was to write the true history of mankind it would begin with not the ascent, but the descent and continued degeneracy of mankind.   

     

     Jhn 2:24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

    Dearly beloveds, we must answer the question of How shall we address those who falsely claim that Christians approve of and promote slavery? Those who make these claims really accusations against Christians must be boldly told that Jesus did not come to earth to merely free men from physical bondage, He came to free men from the bondage of sin and to save them from the wrath of God to come against sinners, through faith in His name. We will not turn away from, nor be distracted by superficial secular opposition of any kind to the eternal, inerrant standard and foundational truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

    Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    To be continued

    Love

    serola



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