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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, Nov 18th - 10:22PM



    Jn 5:24

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

    The spiritual life that God has given us must be fed and nourished through the indwelling and teaching of the Holy Spirit. This nourishment or spiritual food is received through regularly studying the word of God, as the Spirit enables us to understand His word, and also through pastors, teachers and other believers, and to consistently live it out in relation to others, situations, circumstances and conditions in everyday life.

    Holy brethren, through correctly understanding and living out God's word, we transend " confort zones". We are not dependent on gurus, who come based on their own personal insights,  and other personal achievements, such as titles, degrees, who can take us no farther than they have gone. These gurus come with formulas, steps, systems, multituds of special books and rituals purporting to gain deliverance for the person in need claiming to help them achieve happiness, wealth, weight loss, you name it. They pridefully claim that their knowledge arises out of themselves, and not God, or certainly not the God of the scriptures. But we have an Advocate on high He is Truth, and He is love who alone is to be trusted above and over all others.

    Dear children, holiness is not gauged on a scale of how much a saint (G40 hagios) weighs, although some might judge others in this way. God wants us to know Him and come to Him His way, not ours, not gurus. He alone is our God, guide, guard, Deliverer, Redeemer, Friend in deed, in need, Wonderful, Counselor. He is completely, eternally, perpetually faithful. He absolutely will not turn away from you and me, when we reveal to Him our sin/faults, missings of the mark, but will help and heal us.

     He will take us far above "quick fixes", short lived fads, and schemes to resolve our problems. I pray that any saint in need might understand where I am going with this, understanding that heretofore this is just the preparatory stage in our journey to deal with issues of overweight. Beloveds let us take our time with this issue, let us meditate on Jesus in understanding the riches of His love in us and to us, let us adore, and lift up sacrifices of praise to our great High Priest over the house of God, standing on the right hand of Majesty on High, who ever liveth, making intercession for the saints.

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    serola



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    Mon, Nov 8th - 3:14PM



    Dearly beloveds, I saw yet other television shows on various ways the medical community was trying to deal with helping overweight persons. One program showed a medical device that would literally cause the fat in certain portions of the body to be heated up, and somehow dissipated. Another showed a medical device that would freeze the fat, and sorry, I just fell asleep at that point. So holy brethren we see that problems with weight affect the righteous and the unrighteous. My hope, dear, dear children of light is that any saint(G40 hagios) suffering in this way would refrain from self ridicule, and self condemnation, which will just compound the problem and continue to ensure failure to gain the control over the appetite that they greatly desire. Curiously some saints (G40 hagios) confuse doing this with repentance. Repentance has nothing to do with self condemnation, or self ridicule at all.

    Here we must get our understanding of what this problem represents from a biblical view, when we  find ourselves tempted again and again engaging in a pattern of behaviors, or even thoughts, that we come to know by experience of the consequences are detrimental to us, and ultimately displeasing to our God.

     1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. See also James 1:3-7.

    We can easily see from our Lord Jesus' word that temptations, no matter how horrible, dire, hard to deal with that affect   people can be seen as "common to man".  Unlike the ungodly, God's people have a sure source of help, that can never lie nor deceive. God Himself is available to help us even in this area, for He is ALWAYS Faithful and True. Until our Lord returns, we all will be dealing with some issue or sin, but through our Lord we find ourselves overcoming more and more. We find ourselves, by the grace of God being given the patience we need to promptly face temptation, with the correct spiritual attitude, assurance and confidence, that He never leaves us to fight our battles alone, He is always in us, and is our victory.

    Then again He gives us hope that He will keep you from going overboard in your situation, even telling you in His word what you shall gain through His help in James 1:3-7. Even if we find the situation to be very stressful, our Lord even tells us what attitude we must have that will bring glory to Him and be very beneficial to us.

    Some may ponder what is our part in this: first of all it is to trust and obey God out of love always, and be prayerful.  Secondly we can take advantage in the natural of any relevant information about the problem and put it to use consistently. Some may ponder if they should employ surgical means of dealing with the problem. The saint that employs such means is neither less nor more holy than any other saint.

    My point here, children of light is that through our Lord, we can get at the root of problems, so that we do not simply "fix" one problem and than go on to develop the same problem in a different area. Beloveds it goes without saying, that Jesus is the reason for how we live out our lives, to please Him and not ourselves. Oh, I am not saying we should never have pleasure for ourselves, but I am saying true pleasure, delight, and joy is found truly abundantly in pleasing Him, who loves us and wants better for us than we want for ourselves. Let us stop here for now, dear ones.

    love

    serola



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