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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.

          
          

    Sun, Nov 30th - 1:08PM



    The Bible is inerrant. It interprets itself, backs up itself and authenticates itself. The whole of scripture serves God’s purpose. Every believer must obey God to read, search, learn, teach and obey the Bible. There can be no unity in the body without the correct understanding of and obedience to scripture.

     

    Certainly problems arise when some Christians do not understand the difference between Law and Grace. Those who believe in tithing or the giving of ten percent of income, often argue amongst themselves if it should be before or after taxes.

     

    The most used example to enforce tithing is Malachi 3: 8 Will a man rob God? yet ye rob me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9Ye are cursed with the curse; for ye rob me, even this whole nation. 10Bring ye the whole tithe into the store-house, that there may be food in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough [to receive it].

     

    Tragically some believers become so gripped in the false belief that they can be cursed to such a degree they become shamanistic searching for ways to break various curses found in the Law. Giving out of fear of a curse is bondage. No one can be a cheerful giver fearing for their lives.

     

    All Christians are under Grace, not Law. No Christian need ever fear being cursed: Galatians 3:13-14 (MSG) | In Context | Whole Chapter

     

    13-14 Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. And now, because of that, the air is cleared and we can see that Abraham’s blessing is present and available for non-Jews, too. We are all able to receive God’s life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing—just the way Abraham received it.

    Because of Lord Jesus Christ, His people are forever BLESSED.  For this cause and a multitude of so much more, brethren let us give thanks and praise offerings to Him alone.

     

    Christians should give to the best of their ability to support the work of the Lord. The Bible tells every Christian how to give:

     

    2Co 9:7

     

    Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

     

    What a difference in giving between Law and Grace!!! It is true that God does not change but He has done a new thing through His Son and sole Saviour, Jesus Christ who has given us the New Covenant of Grace. The Bible makes it absolutely clear that no one can please God through obeying the Law.

     

     

     

    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 5:4

     

    Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

     

     

     

    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,

     

    The Bible is clear, God forbids the mixing of Law and Grace. There is no options or plan B about this. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and we obey Him out of love. He is truth, the way and the life. God’s way is the only right way and the only right way is God’s way. No Christian should be surprised that we still need to grow in Grace in our living and understanding.

    Under the Law men were bound by fear, bondage, and curses. Under the Grace of the New Covenant we are set free by the love of Jesus Christ AND BLESSED. Therefore our giving is as we each purpose to give out of love, and is solely between us and Him not men. Those who wilfully reject the Grace of Jesus Christ and falsely claim salvation through the Law cannot be considered Christians at all.

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    serola

     

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    Wed, Nov 19th - 7:30AM



     

    Romans 14:17

     


    For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

    God is an awesome God. He gives us great peace and satisfaction in Him. Because of Lord Jesus Christ who loves us with everlasting love, we can safely rest and trust in Him, no matter the trial, situation, or condition. Lord we praise you  for giving us complete security in you, in a world full of chaos and turmoil. We rest in the eternal and final truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, head of the church, Saviour, and sole High Priest forever.

    Father we bless, love and continually bless you, knowing that your will alone is and will always be done. You Lord had  the first word and yours alone will be the final word. Thank you Holy Spirit whom Lord Jesus sealed us with confidence that we will be enabled to will and do those things pleasing to  God. Lord we cannot but praise you for fellowship with you and one another. Thank you for the multitude of faithful saints, children of God, who love you and demonstrate it in the body. YOU ARE OUR ROCK  LORD AND BECAUSE  OF YOU WE SHALL NOT  EVER BE MOVED.

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    serola



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