Tue, Sep 29th - 12:51PM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
THE BAPTISM OF
*(BY) THE HOLY SPIRIT
Act 11:16 Then
remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with
water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
1Co 12:13 For
by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or
Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one
Tit 3:5 Not by
works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved
us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
brothers and sisters, has the baptism of John ended? If so when did this type
of baptism end? The truth is that John’s
baptism ended with the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ and shown clearly at Pentecost
where the 120 received baptism of the Holy Spirit sans water of any kind. The
Bible defines the word baptism, and according to scripture it simply means
immersion not only in water but in other things and ways as well. The meaning of
baptism is not confined only to water according to scripture.
authenticates itself, backs up itself, explains itself and delineates its
meanings clearly in general terms and also in the minutiae.
disciples baptized more people in water than John, yet the Holy Spirit fell on
none of them, (see John 4). Therefore there is no biblical endorsement that
anyone can be saved by water period.
will in error quote these verses of scripture of the risen Saviour, Jesus Christ, falsely
claiming that He is speaking of water
baptism in order for people to be
In the words
of Lord Jesus Christ He tells us that the Holy Spirit is the sole means by
which men through faith in His name are saved, and placed into His body.
Mar 16:16 He
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall
be damned. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall
be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Jhn 7:37 In
the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If
any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as
the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:
for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet
Water baptism is
not a substitute for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is
the only baptism that can place all who have first believed in Lord Jesus
Christ, into His body.
Mat 12:31 Wherefore
I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but
the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And
whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but
whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him,
neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
knowingly and willfully omits the Holy Spirit in the work of salvation
absolutely shall never be forgiven in this world or the world to come.
To any brother
or sister out there, you went to a church, they had a “baptizing pool”, or
maybe even took you to a lake or stream of some kind. They told you to be dunked or in some cases
sprinkled in the water and you would be saved. You came out wet and when you dried off your life has not changed in any
way. You feel there is something wrong with you, because other than going to
the church, sitting in the pew, or doing some “church work” you have not
changed in any way. Even what little you understand of scripture, you are
unable to live it in any way. You now realize that the problem is you never got
saved at all by water. If you sincerely desire to be saved the word is nigh
thee even in thy mouth:
Ro. 10: 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee,
even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we
preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever
believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between
the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call
upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
or sister, now that you have openly covenanted with God, believing in all that Jesus
Christ His Son has done for you; you are now
washed in Jesus’ sinless blood through the Holy Spirit and placed in His body.
Now you are saved, and become a child of God, a true Christian, and a new creature in Jesus Christ.
Avoid denominational churches for they will only be interested in you calling yourself saved in the name of their particular doctrine or the names of mere men or woman whom they claim as the "founder" of their false doctrines. They will demand and command that you identify and call yourself by the name of their "founder". If they say they are Christian it is only an after thought as they glorify men or women, or their false doctrine and not Christ.
What one might ask is in a name, or what difference does it make in calling oneself other than the biblically assigned names for the believer? The plain truth brethren, it makes a difference to God, He commands that everyone, who claims to be saved through His Son, Jesus Christ, call themselves after His name and have the right to also use the biblically assigned names of the believer through Jesus. Therefore if anyone claims to have been born of God, through Jesus Christ, why would you think it is o.k. to call yourself by another man, woman or thing's name? In all such cases it is right to question or call into question the paternity of all such persons, claiming salvation through someone or something other than or in addition to Jesus Christ the sole source of salvation for all men for all eternity..
Next step is to
thoroughly study the Bible, and especially the New Covenant also known as The
New Testament of Jesus Christ. I pray you will seek a Bible believing New Covenant church to find godly pastors, elders and teachers and other believers to help you in your Christian growth, as well as to fellowship with other believers.
Stay in touch
as we look to understand how the baptism in Jesus name is one of the ordinances
for Christians, and its significance in the life of the Christian. Do not
forget to share with others that you have come to salvation through faith in Jesus
As to your question "Is it necessary to be baptized again, since believing in Lord Jesus Christ of the New Covenant, although I received water baptism unto John Baptist before faith in Lord Jesus Christ?"
Answer: Beloved, this is a very good question. The Bible is God's final answer for all time, not my personal or anyone's personal opinion. Water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ is the only water baptism for New Covenant believers. Therefore, the water baptism you received unto John's baptism was invalid, expired and done away in Lord Jesus Christ. I encourage you to be water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Please feel free to read my posts on the purpose of the water baptism for Christians in the name of Jesus Christ.
Sun, Sep 27th - 10:15AM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
THE BAPTISM OF
baptized Jesus Christ in water, some in error try to use this to mean that
water baptism is necessary for salvation. Why, brothers and sisters, was Jesus baptized in the water by John? Jesus,
without question, did not need to repent of nor confess his sins, because he
never had any, neither had done any at all ever. Jesus Christ is the only
sinless human being who ever lived. Therefore the baptism of Jesus Christ is
not connected in any way to John’s baptism for the remission of sins.
John himself was aghast because he knew that
he, not Jesus Christ was in need of baptism. It was not until the coming of
Jesus Christ who is greater than John and therefore who alone could offer
baptism to the baptizer. We know this is true because the Bible clearly states John’s
Mt. 3: 13 Then cometh Jesus
from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad
him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And
Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us
to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was
baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were
opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and
lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased.
baptized of John, however the Holy Spirit fell on none but Jesus Christ. Many were
baptized of John, but upon Jesus Christ only did the voice of God declare Him, Jesus
Christ to be the Son of the Living God. Again,
what exactly then was the meaning of Jesus Christ’s baptism? What did Jesus
Christ mean in saying it was necessary to fulfil all righteousness?
John Himself explains in his own words the
purpose in the baptism of Jesus Christ by water:
John 1: 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming
unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the
world. 30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred
before me: for he was before me. 31 And I knew him not: but that he should be
made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the
Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33 And I knew
him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon
whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he
which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 34 And I saw, and bare record that this is
the Son of God.
The Bible makes
it clear that the spirit that came on Jesus was not just a spirit, but the Holy
Ghost also called the Spirit and the Holy Spirit:
Luk 3:21 Now when all the
people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and
praying, the heaven was opened, 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily
shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art
my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
than Jesus Christ has ever nor will ever receive this kind of special baptism. It is God
who sets the standards. Just as God called and ordained the merely human/
sinner as high priest, washed him in water and anointed him with oil, under the
annulled Levitical priesthood. So God called
and ordained the sinless promised Messiah, revealed Saviour, Jesus Christ, washed Him in water and anointed
Him with the Holy Ghost, and installed Him as the eternal High Priest of the New Covenant. The baptism
of Jesus Christ represents His ordination as the High Priest, who would go on
to complete God’s plan of salvation for all men once and for all.
We see God’s
purpose in Jesus’s baptism was to show John and all men, that Jesus is the very
Christ the new High Priest forever, ordained by God, and anointed with the Holy
Spirit. THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR JESUS CHRIST WAS MADE HIGH PRIEST BEFORE HE WENT TO THE CROSS JUST AS THE FATHER REQUIRED AND COMMANDED.
Question, did Jesus
Christ ever baptize anybody in water? This is the wrong question. Better, did Jesus
ever say that salvation can be obtained through water? Jesus Christ never baptized anyone in water,
although He allowed His disciples to do so. Jhn 4:2 (Though Jesus himself
baptized not, but his disciples,)
importantly Jesus Christ never, ever, said that anyone could be saved or
receive salvation by water baptism. This is one of a very, very dangerous kind of
error in failing to understand the doctrines of baptisms.
Fri, Sep 25th - 11:15AM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
Some are crying
out to God, hungering for deeper knowledge of Him and a deeper walk.
1 Cor. 2:9 But
as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.10
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all
things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a
man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth
no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the
world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are
freely given to us of God.
Thank you Holy
Spirit given to us through our Lord Jesus Christ. We know it is you Holy Spirit
who takes us your people out into the deep things of God. Come on brothers and
sisters into the deep by invitation of the Holy Spirit.
unfortunate that some in error do not recognize the different types of baptisms and
lump them all together into one, usually to mean the baptism of John. The error of seeing John's baptism as the only one is rampant. Some even go so far in their identification with John, that they call themselves Baptists, after John. However the
Bible absolutely does not lump them all together. The baptisms are not man-made
doctrine, but of God. Each one serves His purposes. Of course we should mention
the baptism unto Moses, performed by God himself in the Old Testament:
10: 1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all
our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were
all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And did all eat the same
spiritual meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of
that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with
many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the
Obviously, brethren, only
those who first before believed, benefitted from this baptism; but to those who
did not believe, this baptism did not do them any good. We see, understand and
know that without faith in God all the waters of earth cannot save neither make
one acceptable to God. God absolutely
and always requires faith first, for without faith it is impossible to please God:
Heb. 11:6 But
without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must
believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
confirmed that all under it identified with Moses, and belonged to God through
the Mosaic Old Covenant of the Law. Only those who believed were enabled to
drink of that spiritual Rock, which followed them.
unbelievable, but I have met people in error claiming to be Christians on the
basis that they have been baptized unto Moses!! The Mosaic baptism has served
God’s purpose and has been done away with. Through God, Moses himself witnessed
that in God’s marathon, he would run his course and pass the baton (the good
news of salvation) to someone else, (Jesus Christ), who would complete the
race: Deu. 18:15 The LORD thy God will
raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto
me; unto him ye shall hearken;
THE BAPTISM OF
JOHN THE BAPTIST
We come into
the New Covenant finding our brother John the Baptist running furiously for God.
No one can burn his house down for preaching, because he does not have a house,
but thrives in the wilderness. No one could refuse him clothing or food because
they did not like his message, because he dressed in camel hair, and ate locus
and wild honey. John ran independently for God alone.
fearless of the religious hierarchy, and fearless of the secular ruling hierarchy
of the day. They were pretty ticked off with John and wanted to shut his mouth,
and silence his message for good. In this way they hoped, albeit in vain, to
preserve their power and ruler ship.
nothing for them, did not need their approval nor permission. John had
everything he needed from God. He also did not have to fear ejection from these
hierarchies for he recognized that God is the sole, true and eternal hierarchy that
We come to the first of the New Covenant
baptisms. What was John’s mission?
1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men
through him might believe.
As a sign that people repented, and believed John’s
message they sought to be baptized of him publicly in water.
John 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist,
preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet
Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way
of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 And the same John had his raiment of
camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts
and wild honey. 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
region round about Jordan, 6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing
being the Christ. John denied that his baptism of water could save anyone. Just
as our brother the prophet Moses foretold that one greater than himself would
arise who would fulfill totally God’s plan of salvation, so our brother John
Baptist arose and carried forth this same prophesy:
John 3: 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am
not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 12
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his
wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
These men all pointed to Jesus Christ, the Mega-God man to come from heaven, assigned by God and bristling with Holy Ghost power and authority who would get the job done to bring salvation to all who believe. Remember this brethren, confession of itself is not accepted by God, without the offering of blood by the high priest to gain the atonement for the penitent. This was true under the Law, but God also required blood under the New Covenant that is superior to any animal blood.This points to the fact that God set a time when the water baptism of John, which prepared men for the coming of Jesus Christ, would be done away with.
This might be shocking to some, especially those who have set up denominations, and have gained ministries and careers through teaching the baptism of John as a means to salvation. Yet all denominations suffer as it were a fatal flaw, or error regarding something other than or in addition to Jesus Christ as a means to salvation.
Sun, Sep 20th - 2:28PM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
Heb. 6: 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the
doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of
baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of
eternal judgment.3 And this will we do, if God permit.
means Strong's G5047 – teleiotēs: I.perfection
A.the state of
the more intelligent
sisters, we must fully grasp the doctrine of baptisms. The Bible addresses not
one, not two, but three types of baptisms in the New Covenant. The word baptism
means Strong's G907 baptízō – properly, "submerge" (Souter); hence,
baptize, to immerse ...
baptism as done by John the Baptist also known as John’s baptism: Acts 19:3
2. Baptism of
the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:5
3. Water baptism
in Jesus’ name. Act 8:16
We must be
settled in the principles of salvation and go on to perfection, not moving away
from eternal truth. We can mature in our understanding of the gospel message.
Regarding the baptisms, we must understand and know God’s purpose in each one.
The main question is which of these three baptisms ensure salvation to all who
believe? Are all of them necessary? Is only one necessary? Is a combination of
them necessary in some way? Is baptism
in any form unnecessary?
The confusion and chaos around baptism is easily
dispelled by the Bible. Holy brothers and sisters we know that God is not the
author of confusion. The Bible itself easily shows us the truth in these
matters that will leave us refreshed and settled
Thu, Sep 17th - 11:07AM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
SPIRITUAL WARFARE (Earnestly contend for the faith of the gospel of Jesus
Praise Lord Jesus Christ for His wonderful Salvation. What a great
Saviour, What a great High Priest/Mediator, and Head of the church, His body
for all eternity!! Because of our Saviour, brothers and sisters, we can dance
in the Holy Spirit in our hearts, and rejoice with joy that passes all
understanding with our whole being.
Let us be settled in the faith that God, for whom it is impossible to
lie, has given us permanent forgiveness for all of our sins. Those who desire
to be grounded in the eternal gospel of Jesus Christ, will indeed be so by the
power of the Holy Spirit.
Salvation is entirely by the work of our Triune God, and NEVER by ANY
mere human works that any person does:
Eph. 2: 8 For by grace are ye
saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not
of works, lest any man should boast.10 For we are his workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should
walk in them.
Salvation is un-earnable, un-buyable, and un-repayable. Salvation is the
entirely free gift of God. Even our good works after Salvation, is through God.
This means that our decisions did not get us saved, nor can keeping short
accounts keep us saved. The salvation of Jesus Christ is absolutely, finished,
final and complete for all time.
How then is salvation obtained under the New Covenant?
Firstly God, Himself calls all men to repentance. God calls all men to be
saved through His Son Jesus Christ, the sole Saviour and High Priest/Mediator
for all who believe in Him.
Ro. 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and
in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt
confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart
man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
salvation.11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be
We clearly understand, beloveds, our confession is made to the sole Saviour, and High Priest/Mediator of the New Covenant, not
the cancelled Old Covenant high priest of the Mosaic or Levitical Law. We gain the understanding
that our confession does not mean to ask or beg God for forgiveness over and over
again for our sins, like the penitent sinners of the Old Covenant of the
New Covenant confession means to turn from sin to God; to fully agree to
a covenant: Confess: G3670 homologeō,
meaning: to assent, i.e. covenant, acknowledge: - con (pro) fess, confession is
made, give thanks, promise.
Ro. 6: 1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may
abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer
therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ
were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism
into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the
Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted
together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his
resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For
he that is dead is freed from sin.
2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
It is absolutely vital that we fully understand that not only are our sins forgiven, but the old
nature, or old man with its indwelling sin, utter depravity, corruption and
degeneracy has been forever put to death, destroyed, and all who believe are raised up entirely new creations
in Christ Jesus.
Some take the apostle Paul out of context, to mean that since Paul said
he was the chief of sinners, so all Christians remain sinners.
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Paul speaks in this chapter of what he was BEFORE salvation and that he
is an example that God can save even the worst of sinners who come unto Him in
1 Ti. 1: 16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first
Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which
should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
What this means is
that all sinners can be greatly encouraged that no matter what he or she has done or been, all who repent and believe
on Jesus Christ can and will be saved and made new creations in Him. God will no longer see such as sinners, but now and forever children of God.
Fri, Sep 11th - 10:09AM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
WARFARE (Earnestly contend for the faith of the gospel of Jesus Christ)
THE POWER OF
THE SINLESS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST AND HIS FORGIVENESS IN THE NEW COVENANT
Jesus Christ for all of the great grace and benefits of the New Covenant
written in His precious sinless blood. Brothers and sisters, we rejoice in the
Holy Spirit with whom our Lord Jesus Christ has sealed us forever. It is always
our delight, to dig down into the treasury of the Bible, which is able to fully
equip us in the ministry of the gospel. I know without a doubt that our Lord
Jesus Christ who has engrafted us with His word, will also enable all who believe
to faithfully live and give His gospel freely to all that we can.
Let us look
further at the Christian and short accounts keeping and water baptism being
falsely added to salvation.
Because of the
complete work of Jesus Christ who has gained us permanent forgiveness of all
our sins and given us peace and reconciliation with God forever, Christians do
not have an account or record of their sins with God anymore. Therefore keeping short accounts is under the
Law of Moses. Furthermore, there is absolutely no mention of short accounts in
the New Covenant.
those who will quote 1 John 1:9 in error to mean falsely that Jesus Christ’s
sacrifice was not complete and therefore Christians still have to work (keep
short accounts) to stay saved. The error of Christians keeping short accounts
as necessary to their salvation means that anybody suffering from amnesia will
die in unconfessed sin and thus be lost.
The same is
true of anybody dying suddenly of various causes, and therefore not getting a chance
to keep short accounts. This mess always leaves Christians in doubt of their
salvation i.e. what if they cannot remember them all, since we are born in sin
and raised in iniquity, we sin even as children on up. This means the short
account keepers would have to beg God to forgive them of unconfessed sin too to
be saved and stay “safe”.
The worse error yet is that the Christian has
to confess all their sins to stay saved. This is saying our salvation depends
on our memory. There are some sins that we have done that we do not even
recognize as sin. So this makes it impossible for us to confess such at all. It
is no wonder that the error of short account keepers makes them always unsteady
and fearful of losing their salvation.
By the grace
of God I pray, brothers and sisters, to
later on give a comprehensive, sound,
biblically correct interpretation of 1 John 1:9 strictly thorough the word of
opinion devoid of the truth of the scripture is error, and absolutely
worthless. We ought to trust God rather than men. Here is what God has done for
us through the precious sinless blood of Jesus Christ and He tells us His final
truth and eternal gospel over and over again:
Heb. 10: 16
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the
Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write
them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where
remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
of salvation rests in the omniscient, omnipotence of our Lord Jesus Christ
whose sinless blood has permanently taken all our sins away for all time. The law required blood to take away the sins
of the people but this offering or sacrifice was so weak it expired after only
one day. Therefore God ordained the power of the sinless blood of His Son Jesus
Christ, so that by His one offering or sacrifice He permanently takes away our sins forever of all
who have faith in Him.
Those who come
in error confessing their sins to God over and over to stay saved the Bible
says it again confession of itself is not accepted and is absolutely worthless
to God, without a blood sacrifice. God does not require His Son to sacrifice
Himself over and over again, His one sacrifice is sufficient for all time.
Jesus Christ paid it all for our sins.
He is faithful and true, therefore God keeps no record, no remembrance
of our sins.
As for those who insist on the error of the practice of continually
giving their confession to God to be forgiven of sins and restore a so-called
broken fellowship with God over and over after salvation; John states
unequivocally:(THE SAME JOHN WHO WROTE 1 JOHN 1: 9).
1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not
commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is
born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of
the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that
loveth not his brother.
Fri, Sep 4th - 12:02PM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING
person can do it in ignorance, however, once the truth is known about the power
of the blood of Jesus Christ, God absolutely forbids anyone to willfully and falsely proclaim or
teach anyone that the blood of Jesus Christ is the same as the weak animal
blood offered under the Mosaic Law.
Also God absolutely forbids anyone to ever, ever willfully and falsely equate Jesus Christ the Eternal All Powerful Sinless God-Man, the only Saviour and High
Priest/ Mediator of the New Covenant to be the same as the weak merely human limited high priest/sinner of the Law of
Most of us,
brothers and sisters have been taught to not do these things. However there are
some amongst us who must absolutely understand and be fully warned that God allows no options, or
alternatives that oppose the gospel message or cast doubt on the eternal truth
and final standard of the New Covenant of grace, through the sinless blood of Jesus
Heb. 10: 26
For if we sin willingly after that we have received and acknowledged that
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a fearful looking for
of judgment, and violent fire, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 ]He that
despiseth Moses’ Law, dieth without mercy under two, or three witnesses: 29 Of
how much sorer punishment suppose ye shall he be worthy, which treadeth under
foot the Son of God, and counteth the blood of the Testament as an unholy
thing, wherewith he was sanctified, and doeth despite the Spirit of grace? 30 For
we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me: I will recompense, saith
the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing
to fall into the hands of the living God.
BLESSED ARE THE BELIEVING, BLESSED, BLESSED, BLESSED
Heb. 10:39 But
we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to
the saving of the soul.
We can greatly
praise our God because He wants us to know the whole truth of who His Son Jesus
Christ is and all that He has done to gain us who believe on Him, forgiveness
of sin, and eternal life.
Brothers and sisters let’s pray: Lord Jesus we
pray and know that you will and do confirm and strengthen those who already
know the full message of the New Covenant. Father we pray that those who do not
yet fully know your Son, but are
thirsty, hungry, and even desperate to fully know Him will indeed have their
petitions granted. Lord Jesus we pray that though your word they will be established,
immoveable, and rooted in you through your word. Holy Spirit we thank you that you
do and will always bring the truth of God’s
word and write it in the hearts and minds of us your people forever.
Brethren, let us do all that we can to glorify our great Lord. Let us keep in mind to be continually focused on doing His will and preaching the New Covenant of Jesus Christ to a lost world. Yes let us do all we can in this world to stand against evil actions whether civil, governmental or individuals.
However, at the end of the day, if we leave off preaching the gospel message, we have done nothing at all of any eternal value. Thanks be to God I am convinced by the Holy Spirit that works in us and that our love for God greatly impels us to seek out the lost so that they too can know His, love, forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation. God does not ever condemn us His people, but helps each and every one of us to grow in knowledge of the truth of His grace.
Tue, Sep 1st - 7:02AM
IF YOU ARE NOT WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST ME
SPIRITUAL WARFARE (Earnestly contend for the faith of the gospel of Jesus Christ)
I ponder, if
there are some who might think that they are certain of their salvation but
keep short accounts by continually confessing sins to keep getting back God’s
forgiveness, which they feel they lose each and every time they sin.
horrible irrationality or conundrum with Christians who mistakenly think this way
is that although they are saved most of them are plagued with the fear that
they might die with unconfessed sin, and therefore be lost for all
eternity! Obviously, God does not take
sin lightly, and certainly no Christian should either-ever.
God always gives the eternal truth in His word
correctly interpreted. No Christian is condemned because he or she has areas of ignorance in their understanding of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. Therefore we must have compassion, and jump with joy at every opportunity to bring any brother or sister out of this kind of ignorance.
Of course no Christian is under the Law anymore, because of Jesus Christ. Yet ignorance especially of this kind has serious consequences. Due to their ignorance they of themselves feel guilty, condemned, and see themselves as spiritual failures. No doubt more than a few in fear of dying with unconfessed sin even snap awake in a cold sweat at night, to ensure that they have not forgotten any sin to confess. When they go on to teach others this same kind of ignorance others suffer as well in the same way.
It is not about how long a Christian has been saved that any of us should rest in, because this ignorance is also taught in some pulpits and through other ignorant teachers still today. We not only take the full gospel message of Jesus Christ out to the world, but through careful, diligent, and persistent study we ensure we are taking the whole truth of the message out.
Saints (G40 Hagios) imagine the damage that would have been done by Apollos had not Aquila and his wife not taken the time to expound to him the full gospel message. I pray, dear friends, that you will be like Aquila and his wife to your friends, family, your church and to everyone who is sincere, but sincerely wrong in handling the New Covenant message of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us look at
the main reasons underlying these issues:
1. Ignorance of the power of the Blood of
the New Covenant of Jesus Christ.
2. Ignorance of what New Covenant forgiveness
is and how it is obtained under the New Covenant of Jesus Christ.
3. Ignorance of what sin is and how God
expects every Christian to deal with it under the New Covenant.
4. Misinterpretation of 1 John 1:9.
Christ, our Beloved, wants us His children to know Him, deeply and richly. He
has set His word before us so that we can fully know what He has done for us
out of love for us. Not that we deserve it, but because He is love, and mercy.
I pray that those who are filled with fear and worry of losing His love, will
go forward to accept and believe the love, peace and reconciliation with God,
granted to us through His Son.
Jesus Christ is faithful, and will in no wise
cast out any that come to Him in faith.
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