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.
Fri, Nov 24th - 7:35AM
Goodmorning dear brothers and sisters. Had my internet service shut down, then got internet air and guess the only website it blocked-this one. All this is cleared up and I will be back soon to continue the study, thank you for hanging in with me. In the meantime our great Shepherd of the flock, Lord Jesus Christ continually strengthen you to walk in His absolute eternal love and truth.
Heb 5:9And being made
perfect, he became the
author of ETERNAL salvation unto them that obey him;
Therefore, ANYONE WILLFULLY CLAIMING ETERNAL SALVATION
IS NOT PERMENANT IS A FALSETEACHER.
CLAIMING JESUS GOD THE SON OF GOD IS NOT EQUAL WITH GOD IS A FALSE TEACHER.
False teachers leave the word ETERNAL out
when they refer to salvation so that they can pervert it to lie and say it is
just a conditional salvation that can be lost.
JESUS IS GOD THE SON OF GOD WHOM GOD DECLARES
IS EQUAL WITH HIM. EQUAL MEANS OF THE SAME QUALITY, QUANTITY, AND VALUE.
scripture EQUAL MEANS OF THE SAME QUALITY,
QUANTITY, AND VALUE.
Phl 2:6Who, being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery to
be equal with God:
These are false direct
evil attacks on eternal truth Lord Jesus Christ, His everlasting New Covenant
and His perfect eternal atonement for the sins of all who believe in Him.
The false teacher to deceive anyone to falsely believe that
eternal salvation is conditional will denyabsolutes of scripture such as forever,
everlasting, eternal, always, that which God, who cannot lie, employs to
declare is permanent, irrevocable.
Brothers and sisters, thanks, blessings,
honor, glory, and praise to Lord Jesus Christ, who has washed us in His own
blood, cleansed us forever from all sins, and made us fit to be called the
children of God forever.
Holy people, Lord Jesus, our perfect Saviour,
High Priest, Mediator, continually bless you with all spiritual blessings in
Him, even according to His word and will, that you will and can walk in the
newness of life that that He has given abundantly to all who have been made
eternally new creatures in Him.
Brothers and sisters, as we continue with the
study, I thank you for your patience in laboring in it with me. Some obvious
eternal truths God teaches us is that we need to be taught the word of God it
is not automatically known. After we are taught it God commands that we study/retain
it, live it, and share it among ourselves to aid others in understanding it, as
well as with the world so that ALL who believe will be saved.
Most certainly Paul the apostle found that these
Hebrews, in ignorance had no teachers- zero teachers and didn’t even know that
was not a good thing. All their problems evolved from devolving from scripture
From this we know that few or no teachers in
an established group of believers is very serious and the unmistakable sign of neglect
of scripture through ignorance, although a lack of teachers can also be due to
a suppression of the gospel by some for gain or some other ungodly purpose.
God, through Paul declares that none of our knowledge,
or works has any value with God without faith. Faith works and is empowered by
love, so if we do not have love we are still nothing in the eyes of God because
faith works and is empowered by love: Heb 11:6;1Co 13; Gal
wants them to know that tribulation is normative in the lives of the people of
God. We know from Lord Jesus Himself: Jhn 16:33
things I have spoken unto you, that in meye
might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be
of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Feel free to study tribulation further on
your own. However, we know, dearly beloveds, that Lord Jesus sets the standard
for what our attitude must be in all of it. For some persecution is not a comfortable
topic, and some hope that they will never have to experience any of it. Nevertheless,
all believers will experience it to some degree in their lives. We never have
to be fearful in either of these experiences. The same faith that believers had
throughout the ages is the same faith that will please God and cause us also in
this present evil earth to remain steadfast in His power. It is a grave mistake to presume that there is no persecution of Christians in the United States of America seeing some believers have been murdered in churches, in schools, and on the streets, the Bible banned from schools, the right to preach the gospel in some public places, and public opposition to the inerrant truth of scripture in the mass media, universities, along with the rise of apostate churches, and individual apostates.
faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that
believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
Some might say what has a harlot to do with faith, or even to
be mentioned among the many mighty spiritual warriors of faith? What is God teaching
Certainly prostitution was greatly frowned upon by the
Hebrews, and forbidden by God. However, God is no respecter of persons, nor
does He judge based on outer appearances, but looks on the heart.
Jesus in His earthly ministry declared to the ruling religious
leaders: Mt. 21:31…That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God
before you. 32For
John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but
the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it,
repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
There doesn’t seem to be many bible studies on Rahab the
harlot, although she obviously did not continue to be a harlot. Paul in another
book reminds us all: 1Co 6:10
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall
inherit the kingdom of God.
1Co 6:11And such were some
of you: but ye
are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justifiedin the
name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of
Dearly beloveds, God does not evaluate our faith based on
what we have been, done, how rich, how poor, genetics, education, or lack of,
but that we believe in His Son- what He has done for us, who He has made us in
Him, and do His will.
But in every nation he
that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with
Feareth: to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or
These believers out of faith-trust in God above all were able
to patiently face situations, circumstances and conditions that would have been
impossible for anyone to face through mere human strength alone: Rom 8:37.
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad
Dearly beloveds, this is why God wants all of His people to
study, grow up and know the Word of God for themselves rather than to remain
perpetual dependent students where they can be open to deception/lies of wicked
and evil persons who desire to turn them away from the truth of scriptures.
Brothers and sisters, we
study, believe and do the word of God as a way of life to please God, and we
also prevent false teachers from deceiving or tricking us to falsely believe
that New Covenant salvation or forgiveness is temporary and can be lost as it
was under the Law of Moses, instead of what it is ETERNAL SALVATION. permanent
and can never be lost.
1Ti 4:1Now the
Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the
latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving
heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking
lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
with a hot iron;
2Pe 2:1But there
were false prophets also among the
people, even as there shall
be false teachers among you, who privily shall
bring in damnable heresies, even denying the
Lord that bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.
Eph 4:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed
to and fro, and carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Eph 4:15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in
all things, which is the head, even Christ:
shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Perfect: brought to its end,
finished; wanting nothing necessary to completeness; perfect; full grown,
adult, of full age, mature.
1Co 13:11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as
a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put
away childish things.
Brothers and sisters, thank
God our Father for His great eternal love and truth towards His people. His
eyes never close in sleep. He is continually watching over His people. Thank
God the Son of God Jesus Christ, the Word of God our Saviour, and great
Shepherd of the flock for His great eternal love, truth, and salvation, through
whom we have been made joint heirs with Him in the kingdom of God. Thank God
our Holy Spirit for His great eternal love, and truth, who is the witness
before the throne of God that all who believe in the Son, belong to Him.
us love one
another: for love is of God; and every
one that loveth is
born of God, and knoweth God. 8He
that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
The Word of God is eternal, inerrant, explicit, exclusive, exhaustive, and absolute authority in clearly
declaring that our NEW
evidenced in our love for God and one another. No love=no life. We
love God because He first loved us and gave His Son Jesus Christ for us.
Now, and in the Lord’s earthly ministry, He clearly expected His
people to love Him back even as He loved them. There is no cherry picking about
the kind of love God gives and also expects BACK freely from His people: Mar 12:30;1Jo 4:19.
Holy people, we cannot fail to notice
our Lord’s displeasure with His church in Ephesus: Rev 2:4Nevertheless I
have somewhat against thee, because thou hast
left thy first love. Jhn 14:24; Mat 10:37-38.
commands them: Rev 3:19 As many
as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be
zealous therefore, and repent.
Dearly beloveds, the mature Christian knows why Jesus does
not tell His people to seek or beg Him to forgive them over and over again
after salvation as under the Law. But for any that do not know and are still
wondering, it is because the New Covenant is a blood covenant: Luk 22:20; 1Co 11:25; Heb 10:17.
Under it only
the sinless body and blood of Jesus Christ can gain eternal salvation-forgiveness
from God, for all that believe in His Son Jesus Christ, after which all of our
sins past, present and future are taken away by HIm forever: Heb 5:9And being made perfect, he became the
author of ETERNALsalvation unto all them that
Just as Jesus commands His church in Ephesus, He commands all
of His people to repent from doing our own will instead of His; because we have received the power through the
Holy Spirit to choose to obey God and repent-turn from doing our own wills to
doing the only will that matters which is God’s proof positive that we belong
to God, are of His spirit and that we
truly love Him: Jhn 14:21He that
hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it
is that loveth me: and he
that loveth me shall be
loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will
manifest myself to him.
Conversely: Jhn 14:24.
Christians are spiritual people; we need the spiritual food
of the Word to grow us to maturity over time and be spiritually healthy.
Brothers and sisters, love, blessings, and power for living
the abundant life in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ- be yours always. As we
continue on with the study, we know that suffering is something that some Christians
might not see much if any benefit/value
in or as a good thing.
Certainly, the secular world regards suffering /persecution as unwelcome,
victimization and/or misfortune. Even among some Christians suffering might be
seen as misfortune, punishment, or even a generational curse that must be
broken, although the Bible clearly teaches that Lord Jesus Christ took our
curse away in His atonement: Gal 3:13.
Paul the apostle, found that these Hebrew believers were tired of
suffering/persecution, and wanted their reward from God without any further delay. It
didn’t help that they had ceased to study/retain scripture and thus had spiritually declined/spiraled downward to
operating by their personal opinions.
Now we find Paul patiently, but rigorously, meticulously
aiding these believers to relearn
scripture, to comprehend that they and us too are commanded by God to filter
our understanding of both the natural world and the spiritual world reliably
through the inerrant absolute Word, of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, not our personal opinions or the secular
world’s perspective, all the while aligning our will with God’s WILL TO BECOME
MATURE believers GROWING UP IN Christ.
It is error to call faith “blind faith”, because through
God’s word we see clearly through God’s eyes to attain the vision of hindsight,
insight and foresight into the eternal truth and power of God.
Dearly beloveds, it's obvious that these Hebrew believers were
highly receptive to Paul’s leading them back to the Word of God, specificallythe New Covenant of Jesus Christ. Paul helps
these believers to understand that suffering/persecution for righteousness is not a unique experience or only for certain groups of believers. He
takes them through a long list of believers who overcame and were found
faithful despite fiery trials.
know and believe without a doubt that no Christian is abandoned by God or ever
left alone, whether in suffering/persecution or not, for it is God who bears us all up in
our trials and sufferings. Suffering/persecution for righteousness’ sake is not a curse,
nor a judgment from God on any believer.
Suffering/persecution has a purpose, suffering/persecution is unavoidable. It is improper for any of us to teach
Christians that they will never suffer/ or be persecuted on this present evil earth.
our Father tested His own and only biological Son Jesus Christ, (Heb
and also allows the faith of all claiming to be believers to be tested, tried and proven as to its genuineness or lack thereof through suffering/persecution.
The benefits of suffering/persecution (for righteousness’) is that we are strengthened,
gain patience, grow to maturity, able to help others as we have been helped, and
later everlasting rewards in the world to come:
Phl 2:13For it
is God which worketh in you both to will and to
do of his good pleasure.
1Th 5:18In every thing give
thanks: for this is
the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
2Ti 3:12Yea, and all that
will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
Let us, holy
people, retain our focus with the truth that suffering/persecution for righteousness’
sake is normative for the Christian. It is the testing of our faith that God
allows, which proves whether we are authentic Christians or not. Without faith
which works by and is empowered by love for God above all, none of our
knowledge or works have any value, is meaningless to God and can never please
nor be accepted by Him in any way or manner whatsoever: Heb 11:6.
Heb 11:29 By
faith they passed through the
Red sea as by dry land: which the
Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
Under horrific circumstances the nation was tested to the core,
spiritually and physically. They overcame their own fear to trust in God and
walked through the Red sea on dry land.
Dearly beloved, Israel had no fighting army, at this time
they were newly escaped slaves. Yet, their passing through the Red sea was
nevertheless, the last episode in an epic, open for all to see, spiritual
battle between God vs Pharaoh an evil man who trafficked with demonic forces
backed by the devil himself: 1Co 10:20. Those
idols and so- called gods of Egypt along with the magicians (sorcerers or male witches) had devils operating behind and
Some might say that since God hardened Pharaoh’s heart how can
God hold him guilty?
Pharaoh refused to humble himself before the Lord, instead he,
filled with pride, had said to God: Exo 5:2And Pharaoh said, Who is the
LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I
know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go. Pharaoh hardened
his own heart: Exo
Hardening means God allowed this evil man to be given over to
his already reprobate mind to ripen to the fullest of his evil hatred of God
and His people, to make an example of him to the Egyptians and show Israel the unlimited
power of God The Deliverer to defend His people against all comers.
This Pharaoh that God drowned in the Red sea with his army is
not that Pharaoh whose daughter took Moses to be her son. Her father Pharaoh-
also the Pharaoh’s were known as Kings of Egypt died along with the other men wanting to kill Moses, some years after Moses had
fled out of Egypt:Exo
This new Pharaoh’s magicians had failed to defeat the powers
of God, so at the last Pharaoh presumed he could defeat God with all of his
physical might and recapture the Hebrew slaves. The Egyptian powers likely
aided by demonic partnership that had overcome the nations and brought many
into bondage would not and could not have any effect on God Almighty, who is
indestructible, invincible, King of kings and Lord of lords, who always wins,
whom no foe whether human or devil can ever defeat.
God, besides killing all the first born of Egypt including
Pharaoh’s son had left the nation of Egypt a total wreck. God the Destroyer, left Egypt entirely trashed, killing
the cattle and destroying the land too.
Pharaoh fully revealing his true nature that of a ravaging evil beast came into the Red
sea filled with savage hatred and the intense desire to destroy God’s people and was met
with more than his match in God and paid for it with his life along with his entire
When the Nation looked back, they glorified their God the Deliverer seeing that He
had utterly destroyed their enemy and saved them with a mighty hand. The bodies
of the Egyptians washed ashore lying dead on the shore of the Red sea left a terrifying
message from God the Destroyer to Egypt His enemy and all enemies-God is unstoppable in
vengeance, and there is no rescue for the wicked from His mighty hand.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE: God rips the covers off of the works of darkness to expose this coalition of the Evil Pharaohs with the kingdom of the devil. The expected method of operations of the devil: Kill, steal, and destroy, fit perfectly with the plans of the ruling evil heads of Egypt.
Pharaoh-steal the labor of the people by force, kill all the new born males to preserve his kingdom from potential inside threat, destroy them from ever becoming a kingdom once and for all time.
The devil: steal the freedom of the nation to go forward. The devil who is not omniscient didn't know which child would be the deliverer therefore his plan was to kill all the new born Hebrew males, eliminate the future deliverer, to ascend the satanic kingdom and destroy the kingdom of God from ever coming into being forever through the Messiah that was to arise out of the nation of Israel.
We comprehend, dearly beloveds, that all the suffering/persecution that the nation endured was not random or unintentional, but planned, by the devil in partnership with evil men, insidious and ultimately meant to be deadly. The nation would surely have perished, but for the hand of God Almighty. That same God Almighty is still preserving His church now and forever. God always wins.
Heb. 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho down after they were compassed about seven days.
The people of God in obedience and faith, led by their
priests without any kind of weapons destroyed the walls of Jericho by the power
of God, which fell down flat before them enabling their army to enter the city
and take it. There are some battles that can only be won through the power of God
working directly and even through His faithful people, according to His Sovereign Will.
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