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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.

          
          

    Sat, Oct 29th - 4:34PM



    Brothers and sisters, we are all in this together, a lone ranger stance has no place in the body. I thank God, for Jesus Christ, who made me a part of His beautiful body of believers. I love my brothers and sisters, and enjoy our shared lives. Yes, we share our blessings, pains, troubles, failings, and victories with one another, freely and admonish one another without condemnation.

     

    It is because of Jesus Christ that we all have this same blessing. My prayer is that with the help of God, that all Christians will accept, believe and understand the permanent work of our Lord Jesus Christ who has given us PERMANENT FORGIVENESS through HIS SINLESS BODY, AND THE SHEDDING OF HIS SINLESS, INCORRUPTIBLE BLOOD, WHICH RETAINS ITS EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS, PROFICIENCY, AND POWER FOREVER, TO BRING ALL WHO BELIEVE UNTO GOD. For this reason, we do not have to keep begging God for what Jesus Christ has obtained for all believers permanently forever, world without end. The repetition of this eternal truth might seem redundant to the multitudes of brothers and sisters, who fully know this well and meditate on it daily. However, we must not be proud or look down on those who have yet to grasp this eternal truth; but allow for those who do not yet know it, for they will come to know it through the Holy Spirit. The Bible tells us over and over again what God’s, not corrupt man’s, ETERNAL REMEDY FOR ALL SINS IS: WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION OF SINS. God the Father is forever satisfied with the sinless sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. So, after salvation, our full pardon, remission, and forgiveness of all sins is fully and permanently attained forever.

     

    Regarding the ignorance of some who “plead the blood of Jesus” over some issues, or problems; this phrase is not found in the whole of the Bible, and never commanded by God. This is because God has commanded us to come directly to Him and present every need to Him in prayers, supplications, petitions, intercessions all with thanks giving.

     

     

     

    Christians are, again, commanded to come directly to our Lord for help, and to come boldly to His very throne, without fear, but with great joy.

     

    For those Christians who have in error gone to the various sex, porn etc. addictions groups for example to “struggle” and who have reoccurring “relapses” in their “recovery” some for years, the Bible tells them and all Christians in general:

     

    Berean Study Bible

     

    Imitators of God

     

    Eph.5: 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, 2 and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God. 3 But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality or impurity or greed.  

     

    Rom 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

     

    Huh! The Bible is saying I ain’t got no disease, I am doing this stuff to myself!!!

    Yeah, that is right, beloveds, no one is making or forcing us to sin against our own bodies, we are doing it to ourselves. The Bible is absolutely clear, put a brake on sin, stop doing it, allowing it, making excuses for it, and put it to death, (as God has empowered all believers to do), whatever the cost or discomfort, whatever we are allowing out of the old, dead corrupt sin nature. The final evidence of true repentance is truly fulfilled and realized in a change of mind, heart, and conduct from doing our will, our way to doing God’s will, and God’s way in honor, and glorification of Him in love and obedience. God’s way or our way? God’s way is the only eternal right answer and path forever.

    love

    serola 



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    Wed, Oct 26th - 1:41AM



    No doubt, there are multitudes of brothers and sisters that have learned to live a joyous, life gladly in self-control, and disciplined, not out of fear but obedient to Jesus out of love, knowing He has given them the power to live in the Spirit and not the flesh. In this we glorify Him and please Him.

     

    As you know brothers and sisters, we get better at doing a thing as we gain more and more experience. The apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians that he had the apostolic power to discipline them, and bring a halt to their sinful behaviors. God owns us, and He will discipline His people. Of course, those who reject the discipline of God and or His people are bastards, not children. He firmly tells the Corinthians to examine themselves to see if they are actually true Christians. Anyone who feels free to habitually sin without conscience, consideration, nor questioning that a thing is wrong are not Christians. We, however, must note beloveds, that the apostle Paul ends his letter to these Corinthians certain that they will do the right thing as he has admonished them to do.

     

    Sadly, due to the invasion of the mind sciences in some churches, there is an over indulgence in trying to get Christians to see themselves as hapless, hopeless victims of their own misbehaviors. We know this because where the mind sciences are welcomed we have all kinds of “addictions” groups that people attend for years with no results. The secular world sees this and smirks at “easy believe-ism”, that traps people in a downward spiral of hopelessness, and do nothing-isms to bring their lives under some semblance of control.

     

    Thank God for the multitudes of wise leaders who teach the truth that God has fully equipped every believer with power, and enabled them to use it to bring to a halt habitual sins. All Christians can learn biblical self-discipline, and self-control, and get better at it over time, by the power of God.

     

    A prayer of repentance: Lord Jesus, I thank you that my sins are forgiven, and that you will not hold them against me. I thank you that you have given me the power as a new creation in Christ to live according to your word. Lord I repent of name the sin, and I know it is wrong and displeasing in your sight and does not honor you. Lord Jesus, I have great godly sorrow in my heart, because I know I displeased you, the One who gave Himself for me so I did not have to die in my sins and be lost forever. Lord I turn away from name the sin, with all my heart, and mind. I refuse to practice it any longer, and will not do so no matter the cost, or discomfort. I turn fully to you Lord Jesus in agreement that your way is the only right way and the only right way is your way. Lord, my desire is to honor you, love and obey you, and glorify you AND I WILL SHOW YOU by doing your will and not my own. I know that you are with and in me, and you are well able to help me in every way. You own me, Lord. You bought me with your own sinless precious blood, and filled me with your spirit, so I can live the way you desire me to live. Lord Jesus thank you for not only hearing my prayer of repentance, but for giving me the power to live according to your will, to honor, please and love you.

     

    Next step of repentance-is putting it into action in heart, mind AND CONDUCT that represents a true change. See earlier posts on making amends to those whom we have sinned against.

     

    Rom. 6: 5 For if we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be raised to life as He was. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. 7For anyone who has died has been freed from sin. (BSB)

     

    Rom. 6:13 Do not present the parts of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and present the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. (Berean Study Bible)

    The good thing is this has nothing to do with self-flagellation, going about in sack cloth and ashes crying unclean, unclean, keeping short accounts, etc. Just like we learned to walk and talk that came about naturally through experience, God will, enable us to do the same in living the new life He has given to us by His power. In earlier posts, I noted the role of self-correction; mutual confession amongst believers; the sources of discipline in the church, firstly God, church leaders, the body as a whole, and members amongst themselves.

    love

    serola



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    Mon, Oct 24th - 12:08PM



    The Berean Bible puts it this way, brothers and sisters:  

     

    1 John 3: 4 Everyone committing sin also commits lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He appeared, so that He might take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6 Anyone abiding in Him does not sin; anyone sinning has not seen Him, nor has he known Him. 7 Little children, let no one lead you astray; the one practicing righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 The one practicing sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this reason the Son of God was revealed, so that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Anyone having been born of God does not practice sin, because His seed abides in him, and he is not able to continue sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 Through this, the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: anyone not practicing righteousness is not of God, and also the one not loving his brother.

     

    An out of control vehicle, can cause a lot of damage.

     

    Invariably the driver and/or owner of the vehicle is held responsible and accountable for the damage and injury caused.

     

    Obviously, no one would ever, ever think that it was O.K. to start such a vehicle, and just let it run wild, that is why these things have a steering wheel, and brakes.

     

    Our old nature too is never to be left in control of our lives, for it cannot, that is why all Christians, under the control of and inhabited by God have the power, authority, and ability to put brakes on the old nature and steer their lives along the paths set by God. Repentance, ultimately, is reflected in our godly actions continually putting the brakes on sins, steering away from, not towards habitually sinning without conscience, consideration, nor questioning that a thing is wrong.

     

    Oh, boy! Talk about a church in trouble! The apostle Paul had something to say to the Corinthians:

     

    2 Cor. 12: 20 For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder. 21 I am afraid that when I come again, my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of their acts of impurity, sexual immorality, and debauchery. (from the Berean Bible)

    Note that Paul does not direct them to beg God for forgiveness, or tell God about it by just “confessing” their sins. Also note that he does not tell them not to worry, because they are just poor old broken sinners, and God understands after all. Paul absolutely expresses none of these sentiments.  Paul frankly is not excusing their behavior/sins at all. Paul is saying, hey you guys, you have allowed and given in to your old sin nature, and it is well manifested in your conduct. Instead, you should have put the brakes on these things, out of obedience and love of God.

    love

    serola



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    Fri, Oct 21st - 3:28PM



    Living as Children of Light

     

    Because all Christians are permanently freed from the dominion, power, chain and reign of sin, through Jesus Christ, we can look to the Bible’s instructions as to how God expects and empowers every Christian to deal with sins, finally and conclusively. Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

     

    The Bible lists every and all types of sins that every Christian has power over, through Jesus Christ. 

     

    Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

     

     

    Lay aside: to put away (literally or figuratively):—cast off, lay apart (aside, down), put away (off

    God has granted every Christian the power to overcome sin. The Bible does not direct believers to keep coming to Christ to “confess” or keep “short accounts” or to beg for “forgiveness”, anymore because Jesus has permanently atoned and gained permanent forgiveness for all believers with God, and He has finished it for us  for all time with God. Now He calls on us brothers and sisters to exercise self-control, self-correction, of our minds and bodies as He has given us power to do. Some sins are tough, but Jesus always gives us a door of escape. Jesus always gives us all the help that we need, and we are free to bring him all of our needs and trials, for He will surely help us. No Christian is under condemnation, and repentance leads to joy as we find  out through exercising the power he has given us over sin. An automobile is a very powerful thing, but when we step on the brakes it has to stop.  However, our spiritual brakes given through Jesus Christ, will never be defective and in recall, but forever retains its power over all sins.

    love

    serola



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    Wed, Oct 19th - 6:09PM



    Brothers and sisters I posted this before: The question for some remain: So how does the Christian deal with sin in his or her life, although they are forgiven and no record of them is ever kept or remembered by God? The Bible gives the Christian the complete, final, eternal answer to this question for all time.

     

    Lets look at one of many examples through out the scriptures: 2Co 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

     

    Godly: as one who represents His counsels, interests, things due to him.

     

    Sorrow not in the sense of passivity, but: heartfelt in mind, and heart sorrow, pain, grief, annoyance, affliction; .of persons mourning and evidenced in change and growth in our public and private lives.

     

    Christians repent from continuing behaviors of the old nature, like before one has received salvation. This is more than just saying oops! Sorry! This is refusing to carry out these behaviors or sins any longer at all costs and discomforts. Repentance involves holding the truth of the Bible as our eternal and final standard in our intellects- those teachings from God, that tells us and gives us the God given ability to know right from wrong. Repentance involves our new hearts, that refuse and are unwilling to continue to do things that grieve the Holy Spirit. Repentance is the God given ability to every Christian to meet the challenges of sin, to overcome sin and to continue to grow stronger and stronger in grace. Ever taken driving lessons, brother and sisters? It takes a while to learn, and the instructor I had said the most important thing was to remember where the breaks (Brakes are exactly that) are. Over time I learned that my breaks ,(that's what brakes do),were higher than the start pedal, and placed where my feet would find them easily. Those breaks(brakes gives us breaks), saved me from more than a few collisions. God through Jesus Christ has given us the ability to repent and put the breaks (brakes) on those behaviors-sins that He forbids. Christians have God's authority to break the hold of any sin in our lives, by putting the brakes on them. Look, beloveds, no one is saying this is easy, for some of us, we will have to keep our feet on the brakes without let up over a life time in resisting some sins, and find that honoring Jesus is worth it. The Bible gives absolute eternal and final truth about this: 1Jo 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

     

     

     

     1Jo 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

     

     love

    serola



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    Tue, Oct 18th - 3:20PM



    It is absolutely eternally true God has forgiven permanently all of our sins forever through Jesus Christ our Lord. However, He never promised that other people, here on earth, would not throw our past sins up in our faces; especially those we have sinned against. In some cases, our sins have caused an irreparable break in relationships here on earth, despite our sincere desire to make amends to restore and gain back the trust of those whom we have sinned against. Even if they have forgiven us, or not, they have the right to separate themselves from us. Forgiveness does not guarantee renewed relationships and/or restoration of trust from those whom we have offended.

     

    We are not robots, and although God never does, yes we here on earth do remember our past sins, and are rightfully ashamed of them. This is a good thing in the sense that we no longer want to do or be associated with those things, and are busy presenting our best in the sight of God. In another sense we are also busy making sure that those things of which we are now ashamed are no longer present in our lives. In remembrance of our past sins,  but not obsessively so, it is like a yard stick to measure how far we have come in our growth in Jesus Christ. We have God given insight through our faith and love in Jesus Christ, that we have now the power to do good. We have God given hindsight that sins have consequences and we will be held responsible and accountable for them on earth. We have God given foresight, from God, knowing that the practice of sins is forbidden by God, and is never the hall mark of an authentic Christian. In the remembrance of our past sins we rejoice that now through the power of Jesus Christ, we no longer desire to do those things we used to do, and not only that we have the power not to keep doing them, but to obey God instead of our old nature. Most importantly, we are a forgiven peoples permanently, forever world without end, and stand guiltless in the sight of God.

    Even the apostle Paul's sins were remembered by some. In his past life as Saul, he greatly harmed the church, and Christians ain't crazy, they were afraid of him for a while, even after his conversion.

    Acts 9:13
    But Ananias answered, "Lord, many people have told me about this man and all the harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

    Saul who became Paul, in time over came his past by his consistently godly behavior and treatment of the church he once, in ignorance tried to destroy. He passed the test, he did the godly work of building up and loving the people of God, he repaired the breach so to speak, by the power of Jesus Christ, and became greatly loved by the church.

    Strangely, some Christians just want forgiveness from those whom they have offended with little thought to do the work required on their part to take responsibility, and accountability to hopefully restore and gain back trust to make amends, to set things right with those whom they have sinned against, wherever possible.

    Brothers and sisters, it must be said again, and often, forgiveness is not a blank check here on earth, that wipes out our past offenses towards others who rightfully remember them, and must decide whether to trust us again or even want to continue in a relationship with us, even if they forgive us or not. The bible is clear, that for those who seek forgiveness while continuing the offenses against another, forgiveness is off the table under these circumstances.

    Look at this in biblical terms, this way, brothers and sisters:  Ro. 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    However, if anyone is just obsessed with continually recalling their past sins, it is most likely that they have done nothing to correct or make amends where ever it is possible to do so. I pray that such should seek godly counsel to seek guidance on taking responsibility and accountability to make amends where ever it is possible. 

    love

    serola



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    Sun, Oct 16th - 6:27AM



    For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  

     

    1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

     

    Our mindset towards sin is the God given confidence, recognition, competence and empowerment to live above sin.

     

    Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

     

    The Bible instructs us and empowers us to confidently and proficiently restrain ourselves  personally and all Christians generally from actively practicing any sin, even as a life style. out of love, faith, and in obedience to Jesus Christ.  

     

     Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

     

     

     

    Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

     

    Again the Bible warns about the wrong mindset, and directs our minds to the correct spiritual position commanded by God:

     

    Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

     

    Christians do not have to practice sin. No true Christian can claim to be a helpless victim of sin. You brothers and sisters who know all this, please pray that those who do not yet know will come believing and trusting that Jesus Christ has broken the chain and reign of sin forever in the lives of every believer. 

     

     

     

    Rom 8:2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

    Some might feel, "I know I have been forgiven, that through Jesus Christ, God keeps no record and remembers my sin NO MORE, but some people remind me of my past sins, and I myself also remember and find it hard to forget my past sins and feel ashamed of them."

    love

    serola



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    Thu, Oct 13th - 8:38AM



    In human interactions a pardon can be revoked under certain circumstances; and a pardon can be full or conditional. Some countries erase the criminal records of those who have been pardoned, nevertheless the pardon can still be revoked all the same under certain circumstances. Forgiveness or redemption of debts by banks is often seen as a great thing, by many people, until they find out that the IRS considers this as tax deductible income, with few exceptions. Even between people, forgiveness can be a quirky thing, because the forgiver may throw back into the face of the forgiven the details of what was forgiven, but never forgotten.

     

    The forgiveness obtained through the atonement of Jesus Christ is not like that offered by mere human beings. Many of us brothers and sisters already know why it is extremely important to know this final, eternal truth. Thank God, through the Holy Spirit, all can come to know it, and be settled in the faith towards God through Jesus Christ our Lord. The forgiveness obtained through the atonement of Jesus Christ is permanent, will never be revoked, or rescinded for all who believe. There is no record kept ever of a believers sin, they are totally blotted out for all eternity. The question for some remain: So how does the Christian deal with sin in his or her life, although they are forgiven and no record of them is ever kept or remembered by God? The Bible gives  the Christian the  complete, final, eternal answer to this question for all time.

    love

    serola



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    Sat, Oct 8th - 11:04PM



    Brothers and sisters, let us remember that after the yearly Day of Atonement, which could last for only one day in the year, because the inferior blood of the sacrificed animals decayed away into corruption and always lost its efficiency and power. Due to this, the rest of the year all the people individually had to daily, and whenever they sinned confess it to the priest, bringing a sacrifice in order not to die for their sins, this included even the Levitical high priest and the priests under him, this was a works ministry of death, sin, and the curse for failure to obey God by keeping the WHOLE Old Covenant of the Law. 

     

     Lev 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.

     

    The old, inferior Covenant of the Law has been abolished forever by God, because of the final, complete and finished work of His Son Jesus Christ. We have a New Covenant or Testament written in the sinless blood of Jesus Christ, so we have no need to keep begging Jesus and or God to forgive us of our sins or any sins. Our High Priest Jesus Christ never had to offer up any sacrifice for His sins. He took our sins and carried them away completely purging them; but He never had any being perfectly sinless.

     

    Act 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

     

    1Jo 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

     
        
     

    Heb 10:18

     
     

    Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

     

    Whoa, wait a minute, is the Bible saying that the only way God forgives any sins is that He first demands and commands that the sinner must first bring an offering of blood sacrifice from someone perfect and sinless?

     

    Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

     

    Yes, this is exactly the eternal and final truth that the Bible tells us. The one time sacrifice of the  sinless blood of Jesus Christ forever absolutely retains its efficiency and power for the eternal atonement, forgiveness, pardon and redemption for the sins of all who believe.

     

    Atonement, redemption, forgiveness, pardon what does it all mean anyway. In strictly human terms when a person requests, and receives a pardon from the criminal justice system, their actual crimes are still kept on record and never sealed, although they were pardoned, that is forgiven by the criminal justice system. So people can still get a copy of his or her records. The person can still be judged in a negative way,  although he or she is pardoned and may be now living as a law abiding citizen of the United States.

    love

    serola



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    Wed, Oct 5th - 1:34AM



    Brothers and sisters, we note that it took a lot of steps to gain the limited atonement for the nation of Israel, under the Old Covenant of the Law: A long line of merely human high priest sinners; the first was defrocked and killed by God because he rebelled against Him, the great prophet Moses, who was also killed by God for similar rebellion, and the countless sacrifices of the blood of animals. All of their works were so terribly inferior that it could accomplish just one day of atonement in the year, for the nation of Israel. THIS IS EXACTLY AS GOD INTENDED TO SHOW THAT THE BEST INTENTIONS OF MERE HUMAN SINNERS CANNOT SAVE ANYONE, EVEN THOSE ATTEMPTING TO DO SO.

     But now we see Jesus Christ: Jesus proved He is the Son of God because He lived a perfect sinless life in perfect absolute love and obedience to God. In doing so He absolutely and completely fulfilled the Old Covenant of the Law; unlike the failed sinning Levitical priesthood. Jesus is the only one who has ever completely, and fully kept the whole Old Covenant of the Law.

     

    Brothers and sisters, let us remember what Jesus said:

     

    Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. And this is exactly what Jesus Christ did. Therefore, in His sinless perfection, Jesus Christ met:

    ALL of God’s requirements to make atonement for ALL the sins of ALL peoples who believe everywhere and in all ages, not just the nation of Israel. Jesus Christ is the Messiah, Saviour, the Anointed One, Redeemer, Deliverer, Prophet, High Priest and King. Jesus Christ is the perfect sinless unblemished sacrificed Lamb who gave His sinless body, shed His sinless blood on the cross and died, not just for the nation of Israel, but for all men. Jesus Christ in His death took God's penalty of  punishment, death, the curse, and wrath for all of our sins.

    Eze 18:4

    Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

    THE BLOOD OF JESUS 

    Act 13:37

    But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

    Here too, the sinless, perfect blood of Jesus Christ is superior to the blood of animals, in every way, that decayed away into corruption once sacrificed year after year for the nation of Israel, under the Old Covenant of the Law. BECAUSE THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST IS SINLESS AND PERFECT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR IT TO DEGENERATE OR ROT AWAY INTO CORRUPTION. THEREFORE, THE SINLESS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HAD ONLY TO BE SHED ONE TIME AS IT FOREVER RETAINS ITS EFFICIENCY AND POWER FOR ALL ETERNITY TO MAKE THE ATONEMENT FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE.

    Jesus Christ is the perfect Scapegoat who arose alive from the dead having ALL our sins placed on Him by God, and sent into heaven itself,  by God, to carry away ALL the sins of ALL peoples, for all time, not just the nation of Israel, but of the whole world, for ALL who will believe on Him.  

    Therefore, God the Father has appointed Jesus Christ as the sole eternal Saviour, Author of Salvation, Giver of eternal life, who made the perfect eternal, final and complete  atonement for the whole world for ALL sins forever, for ALL who will believe in and on Him.  By this we understand what happened to all the sins of them that believe on Jesus Christ, Author of Eternal life and complete Atonement for ALL sins forever; for whomsoever will believe in Him. Jesus Christ has done the final, perfect, absolutely complete work to make eternal atonement for all who believe through His one- time perfect work in offering to God the sinless, perfect, and absolute complete sacrifice of Himself.

    Do you believe that Jesus Christ carried away, took away, and totally cleansed all sin forever for those who believe in Him as the Bible has said or not?

    I pray that your answer is "YES LORD, I CONFESS AND BELIEVE, THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS AND ROSE AGAIN TO PAY FOR ALL MY SINS AND THAT OF ALL WHO BELIEVE IN AND ON HIM". This is the only answer acceptable to God.

    Brothers and sisters, next time we must look further at what forgiveness means according to the Bible not personal opinions of the ignorant and/or those who willingly corrupt the word of God, to turn people away from Christ.

    In the mean time, beloveds,  let the multitudes of us who know all this well, through the Holy Spirit, pray for the brothers and sisters who do not yet know- that they will come to know, understand and fully believe and be rooted in the truth of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, that Jesus Christ paid all our sin debt in full, not just for some sins but for all sins, for all time.

     

        
     

    Heb 8:12

     
     

    For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

     

        
     

    Heb 10:17

     
     

    And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

    love

    serola

     

     

     

     

     



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    Sat, Oct 1st - 9:22PM



    Under the Old Covenant of the Law, God had the Mosaic priesthood. It had its ordinances, and many laws. It had multiple sacrifices of animal blood to make atonement for the sins of individuals daily. Once a year the High priest alone had to make an atonement for the whole nation, to avoid the nation being destroyed by God. This atonement only lasted for one day in the year. This was a highly detailed and arduous process. After the high priest first made atonement for his sins and the sins of the Levitical priesthood, he made atonement for the nation, sacrificing animals without blemish, one animal without blemish was killed and its blood offered on the altar. This paid for the sins of all the people so the people would not have to die for their own sins. Eze 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

     

    The second animal was left alive and called the scapegoat:

     

    Lev 16:10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.

     

     

     

     Lev 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:

     

    So we see, brothers and sisters, atonement, pardon or forgiveness for all the people was a twostep process, one animal to die for the people,  and a live animal to take all the sins of the people away, for the year at least. Meantime the rest of the year the people still had to confess their sins and make an offering to avoid being killed/ and or cursed by God.

     

    Deu 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

     

    The reason for these numerous sacrifices is that once the  blood of animals is shed it rots away, losings its efficacy; therefore making it necessary to kill other animals for fresh blood. There was no permanent forgiveness under the Old Covenant of the Law, and that was exactly the way God ordained it to be- temporary forgiveness only; because He had something much better coming on down the road at the appointed time. The Law teaches that all men are sinners with no ability to save themselves.

    Next time we can contrast and compare the Levitical priesthood with the Superior Messianic Priesthood. Thanks for stopping by, beloveds, and I pray we will meet again here next time.

    love

    serola



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    Sat, Oct 1st - 9:34AM



    Brothers and sisters, God cursed, and condemned all men, including the nation of Israel, under the Old Covenant of the Law with specific curses, generational curses, etc. for not keeping the whole law, whether ignorantly or intentionally. However, because of Jesus Christ, appointed by God as the only eternal Saviour, and the sole source of salvation; all who will turn to and who believe in Him, are freed and absolutely delivered from the Law and all of its curses for all time. This salvation is offered as unmerited, unearned, un-buyable, and unrepayable favor, but given freely to all who believe in Jesus, by the unmerited favor and mercy of God: (Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.)

     

     

     

     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.

     

    Those who think they can be saved by human works or their own efforts in any way,  are still deceived and still under the Law.

     

     

     

     Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 

     

    Those who preach willfully or ignorantly that any Christian is or can be cursed is preaching a lie. We ought to believe the word of God over the lies or ignorance of mere men.

     

    Some may ask if Christians are delivered from all curses why does the Bible list this verse?

     

    Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

    This verse means that God will have absolutely no need no reason to curse any person or people anymore, because in the end, God will have destroyed the devil, all demons, all fallen angels, and all the evil people who are all followers of the devil in the lake of fire for all eternity. Only our Triune God’s, people whom He has made eternally holy, pure, SINLESS, righteous, and fully indwelt by Him shall remain, with His holy angels in His eternal kingdom. Again, dearly beloveds,  since nothing cursed, nor worthy of cursing shall remain, God has no further need for any curse, ever again. 

    Now if a person is not saved, brethren, there cannot be any surprise that he or she is a cursed sinner under the Law. However, all who will believe in Jesus Christ ARE fully forgiven of all sins and also escape eternally from the curse, condemnation, the wrath of God, death, and eternal damnation in the lake of fire. 

     

    This is God’s absolute, final, eternal, answer for all time to the world, and for and to them that believe, and live according to His word.

    I know, brothers and sisters, some ponder why they have so much misfortune, or that of friends or family who are saved. To avoid a study within a study, feel free to study on your own the various trials and tribulations that are common to all Christians. These trials and tribulations are temporary, God also gives us ways to escape them; AND ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THEM ARE CURSES. God allows these trials and tribulations NEVER to destroy us, but for our good, to guide, correct, discipline, challenge, change and strengthen every one of us to grow in our love, eternal faith and truth in Him and for Him, in this we also glorify and please Him.

    love

    serola



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