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

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

          

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

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

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

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

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

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

          
          

    Mon, Nov 24th - 1:45PM



    DEALING WITH THE PAST

    UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONS(part thirteen)

    Children of the living God emotions must not be taken lightly, and unfortunately we too often see within society at large and also on an individual level, of emotions sometimes being the master in the lives of others and ourselves. We see well educated, affluent persons, as well as poor and uneducated ones, engaging in destructive behaviors,** that they themselves sometimes cannot understand. The emotions are merely messengers of the heart and mental processes as I mentioned earlier. How so? Thinking processes go on all the time in various ways, and situations, for a number of reasons. Even so the emotions are sent forth when we are aware and even unaware that we are thinking about some thing, person and/or situation.

    Dear saints, let me digress a moment to say that in the developmental processes physical and emotional growth take place much more rapidly and get a jump start much earlier than the mental processes, this is one of the reasons why the emotions can gain such a foot hold in some lives.

    It is much later as the brain increases in maturity of growth and experience that the higher and more complex mental processes become available to use, such as:

     Persistence-knowledge based, knowing that it pays off incrementally and long term: Routine-is the route to results, and the ability to understand when it needs to be modified, or changed.: Apply knowledge-to choose/select actions in keeping or to obtain desired results; Understand concepts of consequences and what gives rise to them positive or negative; Learn from mistakes and adapting more rewarding behaviors.; Accountablilty/responsibility/-able to identify what and who is to participate in this process.

    This is well recognized by most, and for this reason, adults who were preyed upon in childhood are allowed to bring forth charges against predators who harmed them in childhood. Because , now they are able to fully understand and recognize that what was done to them was depraved and injurious. Beloved, no one has to be an intellectual, guru, or pundit to understand these things. Anyone who wants to can obtain the understanding of this information.The study will be continued, Lord willing, and I hope to see you again next time.

    Love

    Serola



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    Sun, Nov 16th - 7:54PM



    DEALING WITH THE PAST

    UNDERSTANDING THE NORM (part twelve)

     

    Dear Ones of the Lord Jesus, knowledge of the norm can allow us to be helpful, to ourselves and others, and function more appropriately, on many levels, to avoid being destructive or taking advantage of another persons weaknesses. Yet, despite this helpfulness, it is not the final answer for the saints, and does not deserve a place in the church; but it serves a purpose in understanding its limits, uses, applications, and recognizing when we are dealing with it. Yet, beloveds of our Lord Jesus, it would be a mistake to totally dismiss the natural, as some attempt to do, because there is a natural body that must be dealt with, and yet, not be allowed to interfere with the spiritual.

    **Some Christians, but not all , who counsel, attempt to make a synthesis, blend, or amalgam of this information with the Holy Bible, knowingly or unknowingly that this extra-biblical information contains fatal flaws and one in particular, that is most damaging to the saints seeking help within this kind of counseling. This particular kind of blended or synthesized counseling focuses mostly on the natural and natural man, and mainly minimizes, or ignores the spiritual. More on this later.

    We have but touched upon some of the mental processes in the natural that pertain to function in the natural each day, such as the will; self restraint; ability to perceive and operate within the bounds of reality; and to employ logic in decision making. Precious people of our Lord Jesus, we will also touch upon the emotions, their function or uses and how we can employ them as what they are- only messengers of the heart and mental processes, not masters of it.

    The study will be continued, and I hope to see you next time, dear children of the Lord.

    love

    serola



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    Sat, Nov 8th - 2:07PM



    DEALING WITH THE PAST

    UNDERSTANDING THE NORM (part eleven)

    Again, dear children of the Lord, the norm is present on many levels in the natural. Let us look at another example in the natural, for instance when a person falls ill, and goes to see a physician, that doctor’s goal will be to restore the ill person to the fullest extent that he or she can to the norm of what a healthy person should be, if possible, in that persons particular developmental range.

    The health or medical field is but one example of where the norm is used in helpful ways. Now, I am not painting with a broad brush here, dear saints, but some who try to spiritualize the natural body, will refuse to get a broken leg treated, but just use prayer. Of course men should pray always, but a broken leg has to be set to heal properly. Some children have died, of commonly treatable conditions, because the parents refused treatment. Some preach against taking any form of medications, yet secretly will pop an aspirin if they have an headache, wear arch supports for bad feet, etc.

    The plain truth is that no Christian need fear the natural, although some do, but of course NEVER ALL. For there are multitudes of the saints that understand that although we have a natural body, there is no amalgam, blend or mixture of the spiritual and the natural, it never will be, nor can be, for it is entirely impossible. The study will be continued and I hope to see you next time, dear children of the day.

    Love

    serola

    One final word regarding free will, dear children of the Lord, it is constrained within the basic inherent nature of the person. In other words the person can only act out of his or her basic nature, what ever that nature is. This is also a warning to those who endeavor to spiritualize the natural man.



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    Sat, Nov 1st - 10:11AM



    DEALING WITH THE PAST

    UNDERSTANDING THE NORM (part ten)

     

     Dear saints, it is safe to say that the choices we make are confined within boundaries of the norm. Those who fail, or refuse to recognize this are very likely to experience difficulties on many levels.

     Further restraints on our ability to make wise decisions and choices are also impacted upon by our level of knowledge or learning, and skill to understand that we can explore reasonable options to sort out and choose among, in order to obtain a good and acceptable outcome. Yet, we cannot and must not spiritualize this information. Brothers and sisters, I hope it can be seen that we are still speaking but naturally.

     Thus, what is presented here is but a very basic typology of the natural man. Although some do not like the idea of a norm in the natural, it is never the less present on many levels. One instance of the norm is its  use in determining the state of physical health or lack of it. For one example, body temperature is thought to be healthful in the range of 98.6, but substantial deviation from this can indicate serious problems in a person’s state of health.

    The study will be continued, and I hope to see you next time, dear children of the Lord.

    Love, serola



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