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So having become saved we have also been delivered from bondage to sin and Satan and transferred from the kingdom of Satan into the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Where we were "widows" and "orphans" and "fatherless", and have become the "bride" of Christ and adopted into God's family as His Children. And are safe and secure from the Wrath of God because where we were once at "war" with God, we are now at "peace" with God.
Now I have only scratched the surface here. But notice that every single action is the action of God, and not any action that we take. Our actions, our obedience to any commandment of God, our repentance, our belief, our endurance, etc. are all "works" That we will begin to do, not to initiate or maintain our salvation, but they are the result and evidence of our salvation, and the work that God has done for us, and in us.
There are those that would say that Christ paid for the sins of every individual in the entire world and that in order to be saved we must reach out and accept that salvation that God had earned for us. That is not the gospel of the Bible. It is a gospel of grace plus works. It is a gospel that declares Christ has done what he can do, and now it's up to us. It is a gospel that cannot save.
The true gospel is a gospel where God does 100% of the work in saving us He chose us, He paid for our sins, He draws us, he applies his salvation to our life , He keeps us, and He will complete our salvation at the Last Day.
So what can we do to become saved? We can do NOTHING.
But we can come to God in whatever condition we are, no matter how sinful we have been or may be now, Knowing that it is still the day of salvation, and God is still saving his elect, and we may be one of his elect. And we can cry to God for his mercy, and begin to turn away from our sins, in the very real hope that God might save us.
Christ came for sinners he did not come for good people.
Who put Satan in Isaiah 14:14?
The word 'Lucifer' replaces day star, once, a reference similar to 'bring and morning star' a testimony of Jesus himself.
2 Kings 23:5 the words 'planet's' replaced constellations in the original translation.
Scholarly righteousness witnessed has no place in the court of Christ. Instruction is clear, come out of her my people!
Subtle hints of separation and divide as so called Christians ask 'are you born again?'
As they preach and teach under their titles 'mr' and 'surname' using Caesars fiat currency as commercial Christianity bundles another fake flock rendering them lost in their own self importance.
We are in the kingdom of GOD now as spirit in man, Christ will return in you.
As in heaven, so in earth, thy will be done!
Were the people truly humbled after God's judgment? It seems that they were swift to bring this man to judgment who broke the Sabbath law. Which was worse? grumbling against God and disbelieving Him to deliver them into the land -or- collecting sticks on the Sabbath to keep warm or give light to their campsite.
At least they waited until God spoke to Moses to carry out the requirement of the law concerning this breach. Maybe Moses told them to wait on the LORD. I wonder if they thought about their own rebelliousness and unbelief towards the LORD with every stone they threw at this man. They were equally as guilty as he was. They all had experienced the miraculous ways God delivered them from enemies and provided for their physical needs. They all had heard Moses announce the Law to them and they all agreed to keep the Law as their part of the covenant with the LORD. They all knew that they were law-breakers, just like this man.
It seems the LORD exacted this sentence on this man because he deserved it, but also to show the people how serious and offensive their own sin truly was to God who delivered them from their enemies and bondage. Especially when God said that the sinner's soul will be cut off (assumed from God) and that his sin remains upon him. This goes beyond not entering into the land, dying in the wilderness. It speaks to the life to come for those who remain in unbelief.
The chapter ends with God instructing the people to put fringes upon the hems of their garments with blue ribbon. This was for them to always be reminded of the their responsibility to keep the commandments God gave them as part of the covenant made at Sinai. I wonder how long it took for this practice to become so ordinary that it no longer was a reminder as God had requested of them. How long did it take for Israelites to abandon having fringed garments altogether.
Such acts that are meant to remind us of God's Word can become mundane or rote to us.
Is it talking about Satan; or, is it talking about Christ giving up his GLORY and coming as sinful flesh to redeem creation?
Is the Hebrew word in Isaiah 14:12 translated correctly?
That Hebrew word translated Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12 is found about 60 times in the Old Testament, it is translated to the word HOWL every time except Isaiah 14:12.
The word says Satan was a LIAR and a MURDERER from the BEGINNING; therefore he was never a PERFECT archangel at the beginning.
God bless you
The word of God CANNOT contradict itself.
( Isa. 40:8) "but the word of our God shall stand for ever". (the word of God shall stand for ever)
We are told in ( Jn. 1:1,14) v1 "the Word was God". v14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us". The Word was God, The Word was made flesh. Jesus Christ was the Word, Jesus Christ was God!
In ( Deut. 8:3) "that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by ((every word)) ((that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD)) doth man live". (man is to live by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of Jesus Christ).
We should be living by ((every Word)) that proceeded out of the mouth of our LORD Jesus Christ.
Jesus says in ( Mt. 4:4) "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by ((every word)) that proceedeth out of the mouth of God". The Word was God, the Word was made flesh. Jesus Christ was God in flesh and we are told to live by ((every word)) that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD.
( Ps. 12:6-7) v6 "The words of the LORD are pure words". ((The Words Jesus Christ spoke were pure words)) v7 "Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever". ((The Words Jesus Christ spoke were preserved for ever)) ( Jn. 14:23-24)
How did we get it for this generation? ( 2 Pet. 1:19-21) "holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost" in 1611.
( Prov. 30:5-6) v5 "Every word of God is pure". v6 "Add thou not unto his words".
( 2 Tim. 3:16) "All scripture is given by inspiration of God" (The Word was God, Jesus was God, Jesus was the Word)
( 2 Tim. 2:15) Tells us "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth". (rightly dividing the word of truth)? Jesus was the Word, and the truth ( Jn. 14:6) "I am the way, the truth, and the life".
( 1 Cor. 1:10) "that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind".
Instead of heeding what Moses and Aaron pleaded for them to do, the people were ready to stone Moses, Aaron, Joshua, and Caleb to death.
At this moment the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle before the people, speaking to Moses :How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed them? I will spite them with pestilence. and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they."
The people had, in just a little over a year, murmured and grumbled and complained and turned away from the LORD many, many times, even though they had agreed to the Sinai covenant. These people received mercy upon mercy from the LORD. He was willing to forgive them over and over again. Even so, all of these sinful occasions provoked God to bring severe judgment upon them, and He had every right to do so. Each time, Moses pleaded with the LORD to be merciful and to stay with this people. God listened to Moses and accepted his intercessory work on behalf of the people. This time God was not only wanting to punish the people, but disinherit them too, and He had every right to do so.
Moses, once again, pleaded with the LORD, speaking to the point that to destroy this people altogether would look like weakness on the part of the LORD to the Egyptians and the people of Canaan. Moses was concerned for the honor of the LORD's name among His people and fearsome reverence from the people in the surrounding lands. Of course, the LORD already knew how Moses would beseech Him in this way. God does not need to be flattered or appeased in any way, but Moses' concern was genuine and the LORD accounted for that in His response to Moses and the people.
In verses 17-18 Moses speaks of the LORD showing His power greatly, And Moses then speaks of the longsuffering of the LORD, His great mercy, and His forgiving nature towards the Israelites throughout the past year.
I have quoted a few selected verses from Hebrews 11 below.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Hebrews 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
So what were these faithful men of God looking for? What was the LAND they were looking for? What was the PROMISE spoken of in these verses?
Was it some geographical land on this sin cursed earth where they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS?
Or was it a HEAVENLY country, a HEAVENLY city, whose builder and maker is God?
Hebrews 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Hebrews 11 is talking about the INHERITANCE that awaits all True Believers that God has and will save throughout time. That is the New Heavens and New Earth where all True Believers will live and reign with Christ ETERNALLY. That God will create from the ashes of this sin-cursed earth.
Not some future Kingdom on this sin-cursed earth with Christ ruling from Jerusalem.
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number. Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.
How do these passages fit with the conventional understanding that God's Judgment for the wicked is conscious existence and eternal suffering that never ends in a place called Hell?
Would we not expect God's punishment for the wicked to be consistent with His Law and have a limit?
You were saved from DEATH.
The wages of sin is death.
You died on the cross; with Christ, you were raise a NEW CREATION, with Christ.
You were saved at the resurrection.
You were GIFTED with the LIFE of CHRIST, being raise together.
No one can lose their salvation, eternal life (salvation), being raised with Christ, is a gift of God; Chris is THE RESURRECTION, given to man, 2000 years ago, it was finished at the cross, nothing can to be added, nor anything taken away, God's GRACE was poured out on his creation, Christ took upon himself the full WRATH of God, we had part in that wrath by dying on the cross with Christ, yet we didn't have to physically endue that suffering.
The kingdom of God is not a place (heaven); but a condition, being ONE (in the presence) with the Father and Son.
God is in a physical PLACE; HE is the LIFE of ALL MEN, ye are the BODY of Christ.
Christ's SECOND coming was in the BODY of all men, raise together; Christ is still on this earth in THE FLESH, YOU are the Body of Christ.
This mortal shall PUT ON IMMORTALITY .....
1 Timothy 6:16 Christ ONLY hath IMMORTALITY .....
Ye are the BODY of Christ .....
Proverbs 16:6 BY MERCY and TRUTH iniquity is purged ....
John 14:6 I AM the way, the TRUTH, and the LIFE ....
There is ONLY ONE LIFE; Christ, ye are the BODY of Christ.
God bless you.
( Jer. 51:1,2,11) v2 "And will send unto Babylon (fanners), that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about". The word (fanners) is #2114; it means to turn aside (especially for lodging) hence, to be a foreign, strange, profane, to commit adultery (come from) another (man, place).
((foreigners, strangers)) the border?
v11 "the LORD hath (raised) up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his (device) is against Babylon to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple"
The word (raised) is #5782; it means through the idea of ((opening the eyes)), to wake, (a-) wake (-n, up) raise (up) stir up (self). Do people being awake, or stirred up sound like the times we live in today?
The word (device) is #4209; it means a plan, usually evil (machination) (wicked) device, witty invention, lewdness, mischievous (device) thought, wickedly. That would mean there's a evil, wicked plan against this nation, NOW!
Do you see it?
1st Babylon is corrupted by fanners that are sent by God.
( Jer. 50:9) "For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain".
2nd God sends an assembly of great nations against Babylon to destroy her and she shall be taken.
God is in complete control of Babylon falling in the Lastdays, God raises up the spirit of the kings of the Medes whose device is against Babylon to destroy her, God sends the fanners who will be against her in the day of trouble, then God sends the assembly of great nations from the north country whose arrows will be as a mighty expert man, none shall return in vain.
Is the USA mystery Babylon? Is this the present, and the future for this nation?
Many say Yes, but some do say No!
In your hands I lay my spirit Jesus said at the cross, Oho God of Israel rather I fall into your hands rather than the hands of human beings, To whom do your hands belong and what do you have in your hands? Is what we have in our hands that can open the doors, Moses had a rod to open the door to Isreal the promise land, David had a stone to defeat the great gaint threat, Jesus Christ had scars in his hands scar's of the old sin and path to salvation, Feel my scars put your hands in them Thomas and believe it's me, What do you have in those hands that proves your worth in Christ, in his hands he healed many, in those very hands he blessed many, in those hands he changed a many. In our hand's how many have died spiritual and physical? In our hands how many are lost today? Because of the works of our hands how many today can't even come to church? Praise God? Worship him? Are we really appreciating or depreciating the works of God in our hands? Our hand's can't turn water into wine but can turn water into blood, laughter into tears, joy into pain, happiness into misery, love into hate and peace and harmony into chaos and war, turn sanity into confusion, To whom do your hands belong and what do you have in those hands? Are they hand's that opens or closes? Do they build or destroy? Do they carry success of failure? Can they hold or break? It's our hand's built within us and in God we want to understand the Why do they see the opposite, why can't I get it right, is it my hands or me? Is it how I touch or how I push? The hands
"And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb."
Given what happened to Judas, who would be the 12th apostle in this context?
Romans 13:1-7 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Ephesians 6:5-7 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
1 Peter 2:13,14 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
4. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6. If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened"....."If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance".
Don't these people realize that they spit in the face of Jesus and threw away their salvation???? There's no 2nd chance for them. Many false preachers/deceivers are in the world, teaching non-Biblical nonsense. I see billions of people sliding down a greased pole to hell.
I cringe whenever I hear of "Christians" who ditched Jesus in favor of Islam, or any other "religion".
"While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which (God) said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him."
Christians get a bad rap. They are commissioned to spread the Word that only Jesus can save humans from their sins. Christians try to warn others that if they don't repent of their sins and seek Jesus, they will go to hell.
As a Christian (but not a very good one) I'm so sick of the wicked and their in-your-face debauchery. Christians are accused of being controlling, hypocritical and hateful. It's so disheartening and exhausting to try to talk to these people. Should I grieve for anyone who knowingly rejects Jesus and dies in their sins??? I'm sure God and Jesus are broken hearted. Somewhere people got the idea that Hell will be one big party. NOT!
Principles from scripture can essentially be as a prophetic utterance in a general sense. We can be certain to reap what we sow; and the concept of blessings and curses in Deuteronomy; for instance are pretty accurate as to the outcome when one either obeys or disobeys the commandments of God.
As to the eventual outcome and eternal destinies of individuals; and the method and timing of God's response to our actions of course is beyond our scope of understanding. We need also to separate what was Old Testament ceremonial law; as well as the day of the Sabbath as to what is now our standard; that the Son of Man is now Lord of the Sabbath. The general admonitions as to wisdom or lack thereof certainly is relevant to every man alive.
If there is a Word of Knowledge; as I have stated previously it is likely not to be something appealing to the crowds. YOU ARE THE MAN isn't exactly what many want to hear (especially leadership in churches) but if there were more of that it would help to bring back the fear of God which is so often missing today in what is supposed to be the house of God where His Spirit is present. Exhortation; rebuke and the like with the principle that "open rebuke is better than hidden love" is a lost art today it seems; can't remember the last time I saw it applied.
The reason for my preceding paragraphs therefore; is to show that the promises of God don't have any shortcuts; as all good gifts from God must be brought when deemed ready in our lives. Jesus states; for instance that if we can't be trusted with earthly treasure then how can we with heavenly? Today; it seems wisdom is also in large part missing; and that is apparent particularly with those who are seeking to take on leadership roles in churches. Elders should ensure that the sheep are fed and that wolves don't enter in. If we are given what we want such as Saul as a King it is not the way we should want to see our petitions answered.
The KJB ( 1 Samuel. 17:50-51) Tells us David slew the champion Philistine, whose name was Goliath.
( 1 Samuel. 17:4) Tells us the champion Philistines name was Goliath.
David killed Goliath!
Now a look at what is considered to be (sound doctrine)?
( 2 Tim. 4:3-4) The word (sound) is #5198; it means to be uncorrupt, (true in doctrine)
The word (doctrine) is #1319; it means instruction (the function or the information) doctrine, learning, teaching.
((sound doctrine)) is the instruction we get from the Bible we learn from or teach from. (sound doctrine) is uncorrupt, it is ((TRUE IN DOCTRINE))
Now we look at a few different versions to see which are (TRUE IN DOCTRINE)
1st the KJB ( 2 Samuel. 21:19) It tells us "Elhanan the son of Jaareorigim, a Bethlehemite, ((slew the brother)) of Goliath the Gittite.
Here's the same verse in the several different versions!
2nd Nasb says "Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
3rd LSB says "Elhanan struck down Goliath the Gittite" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
4th Amplified Bible says "Elhanan killed Goliath the Gittite" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
5th Christian Standard Bible says "Elhanan killed Goliath the Gittite" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
6th ASV says "Elhanan slew Goliath the Gittite" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
7th Good News Translation says "Elhanan killed Goliath from Gath" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
8th New American Bible says "Elhanan killed Goliath from Gath" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
9th Niv says "Elhanan killed Goliath the Gittite" CORRUPT. Not sound doctrine!
Here we have 8 different versions that say Elhanan killed Goliath, Did Elhanan kill Goliath or did David kill Goliath?
If they are not TRUE IN DOCTRINE that makes all of them CORRUPT!
( Jer. 23:36) The word (perverted) is #2015; it means to change.
All modern versions have changed the Words of the living God which is another verse showing them to be corrupt.
This chapter starts out with the account of Miriam and Aaron murmuring against Moses. It seems that they spoke against the fact that Moses had married a woman. (Ethiopian) It is unclear if this is speaking of Zipporah, the Midianite woman Moses wed while in Midian after fleeing from Pharoah or of another wife Moses may have married while in Pharoah's court or perhaps from among the mixed multitude that came with the Israelites out of Egypt. So it is unclear if this passage is referring to Zipporah or to another wife of Moses. Either way, Miriam and Aaron murmured among the people concerning this wife. They did not come straight to Moses with their complaint, but spoke behind his back about this foreign wife. We do not know what the complaint about this wife entailed. Was it because she was a foreign wife or because Moses was influenced by this wife or was it something about this wife's personality that Miriam and Aaron had difficulty with. We don't know the details.
Also, Miriam and Aaron questioned if God only spoke through Moses but also by them. Were they jealous of Moses' special standing with God? Were they desirous of having such a close relationship with God as Moses had? The text does not make it very clear. However God was aware of their murmuring and called Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to the entrance to the tent of meeting. Did they think that God would not be aware of what they were speaking and thinking concerning Moses? They were going to soon find out.
When they came to the entrance, the presence of the Lord appeared and God confronted Miriam and Aaron about their sin. Addressing Miriam and Aaron, the Lord tells them that He chooses the prophet among them (who was Moses) and will make Himself know to him in a vision and speak to him in a dream (vs. 6)
Verse 7 says that Moses is not called in such ways, because Moses is faithful and God speaks with Moses as one would speak to another face to face.. continued