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2 Corinthians 6:1-2 His Grace we should not receive in vain .
For He says: "In the time of favor I heard you ... For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. The time of mercy so all humans can have salvation if they make the choice to. John 3:15-21 because it is God who is doing this. His people His way, and that way is through Jesus. John 14:6
When we are convicted of sin in our lives, or again come to need over our short-comings, should we not repent again, and use the opportunity to become the returned saved from our indwelling sin? Today?
Any time the human has sin, as long as they are still human in the body they can repent, this does not mean one is still that sinner we once was but that we do make the wrong choice and that choice is sin , sin is a choice the humans make, it always has been , and so God made a way out when we fall down, and that way is repent.
Now? In Hebrews 7:25 it speaks of being saved to the uttermost, which speaks of an ongoing development. Much as a child develops from childhood into adulthood. “till we all come … to a perfect man … to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:13. Salvation is the will of God for those who seek Him. God's eternal plan: God’s will is that no person be without His salvation. God planned man's salvation from before the creation of the world (Eph. 2:10; 3:11). God wants everyone to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Pet. 3:9). God does give forgiveness, He has that cause we all understand as Mercy, with Grace.
God loves everyone (Jn. 3:16), but He will only save the people who obey Jesus (Heb. 5:9; . 2 Th. 1:8-10). If we love God, we will obey. And that is we obey God not man . If we love God, we will obey Him (1 Jn. 5:3). If we love Jesus, we will obey Him (Jn. 14:15; 15:10). What does Jesus teach us to do, to be saved?
Believe in Him (Jn. 6:29; 8:24). People who believe, and obey the gospel (2 Th. 1:8-10). People who have a disobedient faith (dead faith) are not saved (Ja. 2:14-26). But all they have to do is Repent (Lk. 13:3, 5).
To repent means to have a change of mind resulting in a change of action ( Lk. 3:8; 2 Cor. 7:9-10). Confess Jesus to be God's Son (Matt. 10:32-33; Lk. 12:8-9). Be baptized (Matt. 28:18-19; Mk. 16:16). "Baptize" is a transliteration of a Greek word meaning to dip, to immerse. Baptism is a process of immersion in water and emergence out of water. We can do things our way . Only men and women (not babies) were baptized (Acts 8:12; cf. Acts 5:14). Remain faithful (Rev. 2:10). The apostles teach salvation, exactly as commanded by Jesus!
1. Obey Jesus (Heb. 5:9).
2. Believe (Heb. 11:6; Rom. 1:16; 10:17). Repent (Acts 17:30).
Confess Jesus to be God's Son (Acts 8:37; Rom. 10:10).
To get free from the past we repent and we repent daily if need be.
Be baptized: in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18-20). for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). all of the pass sins.
To understand that He has the wash away sins (Acts 22:16). to be saved (1 Pet. 3:21; Mk. 16:16). into (to be united with) Christ (Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:9-13).
Remain faithful (1 Cor. 15:2; Rev. 2:10). (Acts 2:5-47)
People who believed (Acts 2:44), asked Peter what they should do (Acts 2:37).
What is this salvation?
PSA 49:7 No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him-- the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough-- 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat--for he grants sleep to those he loves. ECC 1:14
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. ISA 43:26 Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence. 57:12 I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you. 64:6
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. EZE 7:19 They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be an unclean thing. Their silver and gold will not be able to save them in the day of the LORD'S wrath.
They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it, for it has made them stumble into sin. 33:12 "Therefore, son of man, say to your countrymen, 'The righteousness of the righteous man will not save him when he disobeys, and the wickedness of the wicked man will not cause him to fall when he turns from it.
The righteous man, if he sins, will not be allowed to live because of his former righteousness.'
13 If I tell the righteous man that he will surely live, but then he trusts in his righteousness and does evil, none of the righteous things he has done will be remembered; he will die for the evil he has done.
14 And if I say to the wicked man, 'You will surely die,' but he then turns away from his sin and does what is just and right-- 15 if he gives back what he took in pledge for a loan, returns what he has stolen, follows the decrees that give life, and does no evil, he will surely live; he will not die
16 None of the sins he has committed will be remembered against him.
He has done what is just and right; he will surely live.
17 "Yet your countrymen say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' But it is their way that is not just.
18 If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it.
19 And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so. DAN 9:18 Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. MAT 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. LUK 17:7 "Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep.
Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field,
'Come along now and sit down to eat'?
8 Would he not rather say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'?
9 Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?
10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'" 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
13 "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
14 "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." ACT 13:39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. ROM 3:20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
There is no difference,
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished--
26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith.
28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.
29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,
30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 4:1
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter?
2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God. 3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
4 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation.
5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 8:3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, 9:16 It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy. 31 but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone." 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. 1CO 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. GAL 2:16 know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified. 19 For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" 3:10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law." 11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith." 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them." 21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 4:9 But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you. 5:2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.
4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. EPH 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- PHI 3:3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh-- 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless.
7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. COL 2:20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self- imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence. 2TI 1:9 who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, TIT 3:4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, HEB 4:3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'" And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world.
4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work." 5 And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest." 6 It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. 7 Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
10 for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 6:1 Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 9:1 Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary.
2 A tabernacle was set up. In its first room were the lampstand, the table and the consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place. 3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place, 4 which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. 5 Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now. 6 When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry.
7 But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. 8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. 9 This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. 10 They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings--external regulations applying until the time of the new order. 11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! JAM 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. SALVATION (PART 2) Taken from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (C) 1978 by the New York Bible Society, used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers. MAT 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." 3:9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." 18:14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. 21:31 "Which of the two did what his father wanted?" "The first," they answered. Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 22:9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen." 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. MAR 2:17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." 16:15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. LUK 2:10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." 3:6 And all mankind will see God's salvation.'" 7:47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven--for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little." 13:29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last." 14:16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' 18 "But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.' 19 "Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.' 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' 21 "The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.' 22 "'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.' 23 "Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.'" 15:2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." 4 "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. 8 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." 11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. 13 "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.
14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 17 "When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' 20 So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 "The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
25 "Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' 28 "The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!' 31 "'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'" 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." 24:47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. JOH 1:7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 4:14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 5:40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life. 6:35 Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 7:37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." 10:16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 11:51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 12:32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." 15:4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. ACT 2:39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call." 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." 5:20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life." 11:17 So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?" 18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, "So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life." 13:26 "Brothers, children of Abraham, and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.
38 "Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. 47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'" 15:7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: "Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are." 16:17
This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved." 30 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." 20:21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. 28:28 "Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!" ROM 1:5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. 14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." 2:26 If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 3:21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished-- 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. 29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God.
3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 4 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. 5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him." 9 Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness. 10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before! 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. 12 And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. 13 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14 For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless,
15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression. 16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. 18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness." 23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness--for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 7:24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. 9:30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone." 33 As it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame." 10:4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. 8 But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. 11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring! 15:9 so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name." 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 1CO 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 2CO 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. 6:1
As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain. 17 "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you." 18 "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. GAL 1:4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 2:16 know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified. 3:8
The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you." 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. 21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. EPH 1:9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 2:1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,
17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 3:6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 5:14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." PHI 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 3:7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. COL 1:5 the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel 6 that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth. 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation- - 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 3:11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. 1TH 5:8 But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 2TH 2:13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1TI 1:13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
2:3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all men--the testimony given in its proper time. 4:10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe. 2TI 1:9 who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2:10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 3:15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. TIT 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 3:3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. HEB 1:14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? 2:3 how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?
This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 10 In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. 4:1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'" And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world. 4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work." 5 And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest." 6 It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. 7 Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 5:9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. JAM 1:21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 1PE 1:5 who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 9 for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 2PE 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 1JO 2:25 And this is what he promised us--even eternal life. 4:9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 5:11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. JUD 1:3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. REV 3:17 You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. 5:9 And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. 7:9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb." 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth--to every nation, tribe, language and people. 21:6
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
Peter commanded them to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins (Acts 2:38). This is the same today after we John 3:16 He will move us to that place. The people who obeyed Peter were saved and added to the church (Acts 2:40-47).
God added them not men. Samaritans (Acts 8:4-13) Men and women who believed Philip's preaching (Acts 8:4-5, 12-13) were baptized (Acts 8:12). 3. Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40)
The eunuch believed Philip's preaching concerning Christ (Acts 8:35, 37). This Philip preached Jesus not him as the savior. He believed, confessed Jesus to be God's Son, and was baptized (Acts 8:36-39). Paul (Acts 9:1-20; 22:16) Paul saw the Lord in a vision. Afterwards, he was blind for three days during which time he prayed (Acts 9:3-9, 11). Paul was commanded to be baptized, and wash away his sins calling on the name of the Lord (Acts 22:16).
From Paul's conversion, we learn that we cannot be saved by praying. And, we learn that we must be baptized to wash away our sins calling on the name of the Lord. because it is what God has asked for from us. Cornelius (Acts 10:34-48) Peter preached to Cornelius and his house hold the things commanded by the Lord (Acts 10:33).
He commanded them to be baptized (Acts 10:48). From Cornelius' conversion, we learn that someone can be a good person (Acts 10:1-2, 22), but he must believe and be baptized but not to be saved (Acts 10:43, 48). But because it is what He has required. Lydia (Acts 16:13-15) Lydia and her household were baptized (Acts 16:15). Philippian Jailer (Acts 16:25-34) The jailer asked Paul what he must do to be saved (Acts 16:30). Paul told him to believe in the Lord Jesus (Act 16:31). Then, Paul spoke the word of the Lord to the jailer and his household after which they were immediately baptized (Acts 16:32-33). (Acts 18:8) Those who heard and believed the gospel were baptized (Acts 18:8). Ephesians (Acts 19:1-7)
Paul preached the gospel to men who had been baptized into John's baptism (Acts. 19:3). After hearing the gospel, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Acts 19:5). From the Ephesians' conversion, we learn that people who have been baptized with a baptism other than Christ's must be baptized with Christ's baptism because they are now saved. To be baptized in Jesus , does not mean that the person who helped in the water who had his flavor of what God is made what we were doing wrong, as long as we were coming to Jesus through John 3:16 and Him as Lord, we were Saved. Salvation has nothing to do with men and what men may want, it is what God has given this world. Today is the day of salvation. The day of the Lord will come like a thief and the world will be destroyed (2 Pet. 3:10). We must be ready at all times for the destruction of the world (2 Pet. 3:10-14) and the judgment (2 Cor. 5:10; Heb. 9:27).
Now is the day of salvation (2 Cor. 6:2). Today might be our last chance to obey God What does John 3:16 start in the Human? “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9-13
The world who wants heaven has no other way but the Christmas Gift for the “Call on the Lord and to be saved.” Countless people continue at risk reputation, security and even their lives to declare this truth. “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 if the human has some other way it is a fake way, Christmas Gift is the way , the Sunday Jesus, that Easter Sunday Jesus only is what God has given to this world. The profound way that is Heavens way for the salvation of all Humans. “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 Who is your God? Teaching in the word: Truth in the Bible:
Year 20/20 post!
The old Church of God has always been about the truth of God’s word for this time of salvation to all and any humans.
Today we teach the days of salvation with mercy given to all of the human Race. To be Christian one has to become one, so one can act like one. All of it begins when the human no matter who they are, first John 3:16, that person is already what Heaven calls the Who-so-ever of God.
The New Covenant to the people of the Earth begins with the Christmas Gift from God. The New Covenant is to be all Christian and all new covenant. To Become a Christian -- John 3:15-17- Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10,13, John 3:3, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1John 1:9, 2Corinthians 5:17 Christian Life, What do we do? Walking in Holiness How? 2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Psalm 37:4-5 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and Money. 1 John 4:7-8 When we live Holy it lets us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Claiming Christian righteousness and holiness is essential to the integrity of faith and simultaneously one of the most dangerous presumptions a Christian can make. Saying we are going to live as God says and then going some other way is a sin. An important aspect of faith is recognizing the dangerously narrow path between holiness and sin. 1 Peter 1:13-25 calls all people of faith to live a life of holiness. Literally, holy living means that the Christian lives a life that is set apart, reserved to give glory to God. It is a life of discipline, focus, and attention to matters of righteous living. Living in the life of Qudash- Hag, Holiness living?
It is, as Paul states in Romans 12:1-2, a life fully presented to God in a way that transforms our lives to God’s glory rather than conforming our lives to the ways of the world. James further illustrates the concept in 1:27 where he states that authentically righteous religious practice remains unstained by the corruption of secular thinking.
Why the Old Church of God of the New Covenant, does not Tithe? We don’t Tithe because we are in the New Covenant church and have no Priest at the church to keep. And the tithe was not money but food for the Priest . Tithing the old Law that has no place in today's church.
The more meaningful principles of tithing aren’t practiced or preached because our attention is drawn to how much it was instead of asking the questions, who, what and why? These are the more important questions to ask anyway. The New Covenant way is to begin at home first with the money we have, 1 Timothy 5:7-8 This is what the tithe was under the old covenant! Lev 27:30-32 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord. If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it. And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord. It was not money they had it but God wanted them to feed the Priesthood! In the Old Testament, under the old covenant , Israel was required to give a tenth of either the animals or of the fruit of the land. They were not to give anything from their other possessions or from any other form of wealth.
God would neither accept money nor goods. Learning the truth about why this is important will help you understand what giving means to God. You will be rewarded with wisdom if you can grasp this concept. In today’s modern world, we live in a primarily industrial society, and we can because we have no such thing as a priest who is born to a job we only have Jesus as the High Priest. .
The entire world lived in an agrarian lifestyle under the Old Covenant. Farming and herding were more common than they were uncommon. Even though money may have been custom to use in transactions, it certainly wasn’t even a necessity in many transactions since the needs of our society were simple. Although we’ve moved into the New Covenant ways from an agrarian to an industrial world, it doesn’t mean that the amount of farming and herding has decreased over time. Overall, there are less farmers per-capita, but the same amount of food and farm-land needed to feed one person today is also the same amount of food one needed 1,000 years ago. So, it’s irrational to claim we can tithe money instead of food because we’re not an agrarian society.
And all Christian all New Covenant living says it is fulfilled. Many believe that Israel was asked to give a tenth of the crops and animals because farming and herding were so common.As you are putting this all together in your mind, i want you to think of one instance in the Old Testament where God makes a request just for the sake of convenience? I’m sure you can’t think of a single instance because you know God had a reason and a purpose for everything he asked. His requests had some sort of spiritual relation to it.
As you continue reading, i want you to ask yourself some questions: Why did Israel give only food? Why is it not acceptable for us to give money as a tithe but just give an offering? Did we change tithing to fit into what God wanted or what we wanted? Does this make tithing more relevant or less relevant today. God only wanted Israel to give from resources that they could not produce themselves. Another reason why Israel only tithed food because God wanted us to relate him with our very basic, humanistic needs. This is why Jesus referred to himself as the living water & bread of life. He didn’t refer to himself as the gold or silver of life since we don’t need gold or silver to live. God didn’t call himself the ‘paycheck’ of life either. He wanted to express: God = life.
He did want to express (God = wealth) and (God = happiness) This is why fasting is so effective and worthy as a believer. Placing our life and health at a lower priority really does a lot to get God to react, so wouldn’t it make sense to place an emphasis on the tithes of food?
Why Does the Church Receive/Give Money? Since we can understand the significance of tithing as only food, we should scrutinize why the Church is comfortable with receiving/giving money.
As you’ve read the material above, you should now realize that the question of “How much Israel gave” had very little significance compared to the question of “What Israel gave”. When you look at the number ’10’, to us it’s just a number. It’s possible there’s no spiritual significance to this fraction except for the fact that we have 10 fingers and the world’s counting system is based on tens. . We’ve chosen our doctrinal Church practices based on relevance; and not the old covenant tithe. People do give but do not tithe. Do We think that we should go back to tithing God our food? No way. We have already stated above that tithing was a command for the Israelite nation, from the Israelite land, and under a separate covenant. God Always Provides the Increase 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 states, ” I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” So many get hung-up on the ‘Test me in this‘ passage in Malachi 3 thinking that it’s the only place in the bible where we can supposedly abuse or disrespect God. God wanted the farmers and herdsmen to test him because forming life and growth was out of their control anyway. When you understand what tithing was and why their success was up to God you begin to understand why it’s a disservice to use Malachi 3 ‘test me in this’ passage to encourage tithing in the old Covenant Church.
There’s a reason why God said ‘test me’, and it had nothing to do with tempting God, nor does it bring any more validity to the practice of tithing today. Is Tithing Relevant for the Church? Tithing has no place in the Church today, and even more so the way we tithe (with money).
There are principles we can apply today, but giving 10% to a local church is not a requirement. There is nowhere in scripture that informs us how tithing should be changed into what it is today. This doesn’t mean that tithing is required but we’re doing it wrong. It means that we’ve changed the practice of tithing to make it sound like it fits into the New Testament Church. The New Covenant paints a new picture for how we are to worship God with our giving.
Please give because you want to , , cheerfully, and consistently while allowing the Holy Spirit to guide your decisions. We are to be holy because God is holy. The challenge becomes defining precisely what one means by holiness.
For some, being holy is lived out in ways that may actually compromise — even negate — the whole idea of holy living. There is no such thing as a Preacher or any clergy who are true to Jesus who will say they love the ladies, or have open sins . When holiness and righteousness is lived out in lust or open sins, harsh judgment and hatred of others, it ceases to be holy because such hate and judgment does not honor God. When righteousness and holiness is expressed in ways that harm others out of a desire to force one’s presumption of good onto others, it fails to manifest God’s love for all of humanity. No clergy was to burn people at the stake , just because they were not doing what they would think as Good There are no men over the salvation of God. Jesus is their savior and no man can save.
There was to be no such thing as a church member who made the humans follow God, free will is to all humans. Saul was doing this and Jesus calls him to do it His way. And He became Paul. No clergy should have His or her flavor of God , because God is God to all and not just to one who has another way to God. we are to overlook the weak person. Additionally, attitudes of righteousness, as the power to boss others and super, holiness tend to divide the world into a false perception of what God calls absolutes — good and evil is what God says is in this world.
When we do not understand this makes it easy for the Christian to arrogantly presume that being holy and righteous translates into a reality that the Christian is the proverbial “good guy” and can’t do anything wrong But that they are in a sea of bad people that they are better than, . Holiness lets the person give not take, and so God in us lets us repent as long as we are human and in the flesh.
The saved human is not the police over salvation. Jesus has that job. Because Jesus is the boss over salvation and lets us fall and have failed lifes so we can have the true christian way .
The humility of God as reflected in Jesus Christ was not to ignore the very significant that we are humans as long as we are in the flesh and can still make the choice of good and evil. Sin is a choice, a bad one in the eyes of God. True holiness is not reflected in behaviors such as church attendance or one’s stand on various political positions. The church and its takeover of a community, what the pastor wants , it has nothing to do with how powerful you are.
Authentic holiness and righteousness is not measured by the amount of money one places in the offering plate or how many Bible verses one can recite by memory. Legitimate holiness and righteousness is not defined by the amount of time one spends in prayer or the amount of Christian music played throughout the day. These things matter, but they are ultimately only tools of holiness and righteousness.
True holiness is a life pleasing to God on all levels possible. It is a life lived in service to those whom Jesus would refer to as “the least of these.” It is a life devoted to, as James says it, “caring for the orphans and widows.” It is a life focused on extending Christ’s love across boundaries of race, class, nationality, language, and education. It is about opening one’s self to the stranger and resident alien living in our midst. It is living God’s way, not our way. It is seeking the church Clergy to be a giver in this world in the name of God and Jesus.
People who live Holy seek to have a food bank at the church. Making the choice to live by what God and Jesus says about His way and the first thing among many are if You said it Lord it is good enough for me. True holiness and righteousness is also about facing the very real demons within and faithfully coming to terms with one’s own evil and sin. This is what Jesus meant when he said that before one can remove the speck from another’s eye, that one must first remove the log from their own eye. Frequently, when our own sense of righteousness is threatened or questioned, we can mistakenly defend that sense of righteous priority by unwittingly sinning in the angry or fearful destruction of others. Righteousness and holiness ultimately calls us to trust completely in the holiness of God.
It may sometimes be messy and take us to areas where we are vulnerable, alone, and afraid, but that is part of what it is to take up the Cross and follow Jesus. His holiness becomes our holiness. Jesus came with a Gift to those who He would save. There is great power in His blood, His blood has great value. It is higher than gold because it can buy the soul. And give power to the saved. How? Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfectionist of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. To Build Up Your Faith -- Romans 10:17, Jude 1:20, 1Peter 1:7-9, James 1:5-8, Romans 4:20-21, 2Corinthians 5:7, Mark 11:24, James 2:18,22, Hebrews 10:32-39 The Blood lets us seek :: WISDOM:::: Seek it from God. James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him. Proverbs 3:13-18 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets the understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed. Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 17:27-28
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Shows us the way to have COURAGE to grow and move on after a fall. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. His blood does that . 1 Corinthians 10:13 No one is out to get you!! Men are the cause of their trouble. Bad choices bring sin.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Ephesians 6:10-13 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Hebrews 13:5 This Jesus does have Rules. Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Jeremiah 29:11
This Jesus does have what we need and wants to give to us. The saved do not have to walk along. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 1 Chronicles 16:11 He does want something from us. Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.`` Who is it that is going to bad mouth you to your God who can? 1 Chronicles 22:18 “Is not the Lord your God with you? And has he not given you peace on every side?
For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land was subdued before the Lord and his people. Integrity - It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what does integrity mean? Dig into Proverbs 11:3 (the opposite of integrity is duplicity), Proverbs 12:22 (the role of honesty) and Hebrews 13:18 (having a clear conscience) Discuss what integrity looks like in your life before God in prayer, at home, so that through activities and in relationships with others, we are what God calls Intergrity Why is this so important to God? . To Control Your Tongue -- Proverbs 18:21, Ephesians 4:29, 31-32, Proverbs 13:3, Luke 6:45, Matthew 12:36, James 1:26, 1Peter 3:10, James 3:6, 10-11, Proverbs 18:7-8, Psalms 50:23 To Deal With Offenses -- Matthew 18:15, Matthew 5:23-24, Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 6:14-15, 2Corinthians 2:10-11, Psalms 119:165, John 13:35, 1John 4:20-21 Spiritual Warfare - is to deal with offenses-
This theme for study doesn’t need to instill fear, but instead can teach any saved person to outsmart the father of lies (John 8:44) by reminding them that they have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside them (Romans 8:11). This — along with studying the weapons available to leverage against the enemy (Ephesians 6:10-18) — will strengthen your little world to fight off temptation and spiritual strongholds. What is God doing through this? What does He want for us? To Get Along With Others -- Matthew 7:12, Romans 12:10, 1John 4:20-21, 1Corinthians 13:4-7, Ephesians 4:31-32, Romans 15:1-2, Colossians 3:12-14, Proverbs 18:24 Leviticus 19:11 Do not steal. Do not lie.
Do not deceive one another. John 13:14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 1 Peter 4:9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 5:5 Be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 3:11
This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 1 John 4:7 Dear Brothers and Sisters , let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:9 Don't grumble against each other, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! Hebrews 13:1 Keep on loving each other. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to thank God for you, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 4:18 Therefore encourage each other with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:9 Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices Philippians 4:2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Galatians 5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. Galatians 6:2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:25
There should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. Galatians 5:15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. 1 Corinthians 11:33 When you come together to eat, wait for each other. Romans 1:12 That is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith. Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Philippians 2:3-5 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. God wants us to let Him show in us. Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another.
Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. God has no such thing as a Us and Them. Romans 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law. Romans 14:13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.
Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another. Romans 16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the churches of Christ send greetings. 1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. James 4:11
Do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 1 Peter 3:8 Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Our biggest job today is us and overcoming the Devil. This Jesus has given us the tools to do just that.
All we need is to put His word in our hearts and do them. The Rules to overcome!! Question is do you need some of This??? The rules are food for those in need. To Overcome the Devil -- Ephesians 6:10-17, James 4:7-8, 1Peter 5:8-10, Ephesians 4:26-27, 2Thessalonians 3:3, 2Corinthians 2:10-11, 2Timothy 4:18, Hebrews 2:18, 1John 3:8, Psalms 91:3-7, Psalms 121:7-8 To overcome lust -- 1Corinthians 6:15-20, Galatians 5:16-17, 1Corinthians 10:13, Ephesians 4:22-24,27, Proverbs 6:25-26, James 1:13-15 To handle problems & trials -- 1Peter 4:12-13,16, Isaiah 43:2-3, Psalms 31:1-5, 7-8, Psalms 69:14-18, Psalms 34:17-19, Psalms 55:22, 2Corinthians 4:7-10, 1Peter 5:7 To face serious illness -- James 5:14-15, Psalms 103:2-3, Isaiah 53:5, Mark 16:18, Matthew 15:22-28, Matthew 9:5-6, Matthew 9:20-22, Acts 3:2-8, 2Kings 20:1-7, 2Corinthians 5:1, Psalms 23:4 Has it all come to a head, money troubles what did God say for His people under the new covenant about Money? Did you put 1 Timothy 5:7-8 as first with your money? To survive financial problems -- Psalms 37:25-26, Philippians 4:19, Luke 12:28-31, Psalms 107:4-8, Psalms 34:6-10, Matthew 6:31-34, Psalms 37:3-4, Philippians 4:11-13 To handle stress -- John 14:27, Philippians 4:6-8, Isaiah 41:10, 1Peter 5:7-11, Psalms 46:1-3, Isaiah 26:3-4, 2 Timothy 1:7, Matthew 11:28-30 STRESSED out and have no way out you think? God has you just do as He says. Following the rules now has us in His favor, all we do is whatever He says. Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 118:5-6 What kind of God is our God? Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Sunday Jesus has a purpose for us, to Him!! Where can we go to be safe? Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” James 1:12 stays with this Easter Jesus He is Alive!!! Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Matthew 6:33
He does ask something of Us!! But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Luke 10:41-42 He is looking out for us all!! But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Psalm 37:7 in the rules of living the New Covenant life we do as He says. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! To enter the Lord’s peace & rest under His rules!!! -- Psalms 37:5-7, Philippians 4:8, Isaiah 26:3, 11-13, 19, Romans 8:28, Matthew 11:28-30, Hebrews 4:9,11,14, Isaiah 30:15,18, Psalms 55:22, Exodus 33:14, Matthew 6:33-34 So do we need His protection? Are you so Great that you can rule this world on your own??
What we all Need as Humans and what we Get in Jesus as the Lord of our lives!! Psalms 91:1-16, Psalms 27:1,5, Isaiah 43:2, Psalms 5:11-12, Isaiah 54:17, Luke 10:19, Isaiah 59:19, Proverbs 29:25, Psalms 34:7 To pray for a life that has power ! The power warrior! Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 18:18-19, Hebrews 4:16, Hebrews 11:6, James 5:16-18, Luke 11:9, Matthew 6:5-6, Luke 18:1, 1Peter 3:12, Psalms 55:17, 1John 5:14-15, Romans 8:26, Psalms 86:6-7 When we give to God’s work, make sure that it is God’s work The old church of God gets a lot of hate for their stand on tithing , as an old covenant for the people who were Jews, and for calling for the new covenant to just take up an offering. This was, the tithing under the old covenant , The Tithe was food not money see Malachi 3:8-12, This was an offering to those in need, the gift to Jerusalem, 1Corinthians 16:2-24-
The Cheerful Giver who is not under obligation . 2Corinthians 9:1-6-715, This has nothing to do with money as a treasure, this is what a person does in the eyes of humans. Matthew 6:14-19-21-34. Men use this to Get from the people of God. Here was what the offering was to be.- the offering was a Gift the people were to give Him.1Chronicles 16:23-29,-43. So what was this **Matthew 6:1-4, men like to show off and God says do not do this. So what is ** this is the offering we should bring to Him. ** Psalms 96:8, Proverbs 11:24-25, is where we are told to give to those in need. So what is ** Proverbs 19:17 is where God says what He says for us to do will be repaid.
Christian Giving Under the All Christian all New Covenant. In the review of these four New Testament passages, we find at least ten principles for Christian giving. 1. The Lord Jesus expects and requires us to give. Jesus said to His disciples, "when you give" not "if you give" (Matthew 6:2)! Hence, Christian giving is a choice but God does see us, optional, that is we can or not is not what He is saying, but rather His people will see it as essential.
We often hear folks say: "in the Old Testament they had to give, this is true, but the people of God today want to give. " This is clearly what Jesus' teaching is. He expected all His followers to be givers. Christians will give. Are you giving? And we say YOU! Because Jesus is looking at all of us. 2. The Lord Jesus wants us to give for the right reasons. Jesus warned His disciples not to give for the sake of being admired by men. Don’t do it to get your name in the newspaper."Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them," He said (Matthew 6:1). When we give, we must be careful to examine our motives.
We ought to give for the glory of God and the good of His people.
We must desire His approval of our giving, rather than the praise and admiration of people.
Are you giving for God's praise or man's? 3. The Lord Jesus wants us to practice benevolent or charitable giving. Jesus said "When you give to the poor . . . ." (Matthew 6:2-3). Jesus is specifically teaching about "alms" in this passage: aid, charity, or benevolent offerings for the needy. Do you give amply enough to the Church that she can be generous in benevolent giving? Such as the food bank. 4. The Lord Jesus reminds us that our giving is ultimately to the all-seeing heavenly Father. Jesus said "When you give . . . ; your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you" (Matthew 6:3-4). When we give, we are not simply adding to be just given to a Church budget, we are giving up a thank offering to the Father Himself. Thus, we must all give "as unto the Lord." Our ultimate goal in giving is to please Him.
Are you conscious of the fact that your giving is to the Lord and seen by the Lord? 5. The Bible teaches that Christian giving is an act of worship. In connection with the previous point, we see this truth stressed in another way in Paul's word's "On the first day of every week, each one of you is to put aside and save" (1 Corinthians 16:2). So He could take supplies to a city in need. Paul here teaches the Corinthians that their taking up of the collection for those in need is an act of worship which is to be a part of their regular Lord's Day worship if someone is in need. . When we put our money on the plate, we are worshiping Almighty God in accordance with His Word.
Note well, Paul is speaking here of a "collection for the saints" - this is given by the Church people to the Church people and from the Church. Did you realize that giving is a part of worship? Is your worship in this area abundant or inhibited? Is giving to the Church a priority with you?
The Old Church of God of the New Covenant is all new covenant in its taking of an offering and has no such thing as paid people who do the work of the church, it takes up an offering for church need ; For the poor and needed, to keep up the church building and what supplies that are needed , to have dinners because we have nothing for sale at church. 6. The Bible teaches that Christian giving should be done in light of the incarnation.
Many Christians argue about whether the tithe of 10% of our income is money we teach that we are not to tithe in today’s church. Paul scuttles the whole debate in one verse. He says: "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9). Christ's self-giving is now the standard for our giving! We begin from the base of the tithe as the old covenant way for them , and aim for emulation of His self-sacrifice, in our offerings.
Our giving is to be inspired and instructed by Christ's inexpressible gift. The person who could possibly satisfy himself by asking "how little a percentage is acceptable for me to give?" Do you try to get by with giving as little as possible to the Lord, or do you give in view of the Lord's costly sacrifice? God has said that under the all Christian all New Covenant that the saved person was to put their home first before anything else 1 Timothy 5:7-8 7.
The Bible teaches that Christian giving should be done in accordance with our means. Paul is quite clear on this: "For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have" (2 Corinthians 8:12). Put another way Paul is saying that you should give in proportion to what God has given you. He said it this way in 1 Corinthians 16:2, "each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper."
This means at least two things: (1) since we are all supposed to give proportionately, those who have more money are expected to give more [we who are particularly blessed materially must remember this], and (2) the Lord never asks us to give what we do not have, or contribute beyond our means. Are you really giving in proportion to the material blessings that the Lord has given you? 8.
The Bible teaches that the liberality of God's blessings to us is connected to the liberality of our Christian giving. Though it may seem strange, both Jesus and Paul emphasize that there is a relation between our giving to the Lord and the Lord's giving to us. As Paul says in 2 Corinthians 9:6 "Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." As they do to others, so God will act to them." Jesus reminds us of this in Matthew 6:4, where He teaches that our reward in giving comes from our heavenly Father.
As someone once said: "The desire to be generous and the means to be generous both come from God." Do you realize that the Lord has given you much, so that you can give much? And if this is so do so. But He gives you a choice and only asks you to do it. 9. The Bible teaches that Christian giving must be willing giving, free giving. We learn this in 2 Corinthians 9:7 "Each one must do just as he has purpose in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion.
" But doesn't this contradict what we learned under the first principle, that Christian giving is just an optional choice but he says do it for Him and you.?
The answer is, of course, no. True Christian giving is both mandatory and voluntary, Jesus is just saying you need to look at this in your choices in life as to what God wants.. It is required by God, but always willingly given by the believer. Is your giving to the Church something you do wholeheartedly, or indifferently, or grudgingly? 10. The Bible teaches that Christian giving ought to be cheerful giving.
As Paul says "God loves a cheerful giver." This is a truly amazing assertion, because God who is truly given us the choice is also loving it when we make the choice to do what He wants..
Paul assures us here that the Lord takes a special delight in those who are joyful, energetic, merry givers. Is there joy in your heart as you give? Can you truly be characterized as a "cheerful giver"?
God gives us the choice to :: To draw closer to God , one has to repent. The person is human and so we do harm to ourselves with what we do and say. The change is to begin with us. James 4:1 -8-17 so how do we seek ? - Luke 11:9-13, What is God saying he will do?- Proverbs 8:17, with this you will call out to God and He will- Jeremiah 29:12-13,
What is God after in us?--Psalms 42:1-2,7-8, The Lord wants us to have confidence in His Redemption , so he wants us to wait on Him.--Psalms 130:5-6, and He gives us what it takes to wait. Psalms 62:5, what is God going to give us for the wait for Him.- Revelation 22:17 He is not making a human do anything,
He is offering it to us. To obtain God’s promises -- one has to obey Him, seek His forgiveness. - 2Peter 1:1-21, we are to ask and He does hear.- 1 John 5:14-15, 1John 3:21-22, Romans 8:32, John 15:7, Matthew 6:33, James 5:16, Hebrews 10:23,35-37, Josh. 1:7 To have the Lord’s joy -- John 15:11-12, Psalms 5:11-12, Psalms 51:12-13, Matthew 11:28-30, Psalms 45:7-8, Psalms 118:24, Proverbs 15:13, Psalms 126:5-6, Nehemiah 8:10 To overcome temptation -- 1Corinthians 10:13, Mark 14:38, James 1:12, Mat 6:13, Luke 4:13, Luke 8:13, James 1:13-14, Galatians 5:16, 1John 5:4, Ephesians 6:11-18, Luke 22:40, Luke 22:46, 1Corinthians 10:13, 1Tim 6:9 To be a witness that people see -- Matthew 5:14-16, Luke 11:33, 1Peter 3:8-11,15, Luke 12:8-9, Ephesians 6:18-20, Luke 21:14-15, John 13:35, Luke 15:4-7, James 5:19-20, Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15, 2 Timothy 4:2 To remove discouragement -- Romans 8:28, Matthew 11:28, Psalms 121:1, James 4:10, Rom 8:35, 37, Psalms 23:1-6, Deuteronomy 1:21, 1Samuel 30:6, Hebrews 12:3, Hebrews 13:5, Isaiah 26:3
This Old Church of God of the New Covenant as we see in the Scriptures as the church in the people of God and the church as a building where we meet. -- Matthew 16:18, Matthew 18:17, Acts 2:47, Acts 5:11, Acts 8:1,3, Acts 11:22,26, Acts 12:1,5, Acts 13:1, Acts 14:23, Acts 14:27, Acts 15:3,4, Acts 15:22, Acts 18:22, Acts 20:17,28, Romans 16:1,5,23, 1Corinthians 1:2, 1Corinthians 4:17, 1Corinthians 6:4, 1Corinthians 10:32, 1Corinthians 11:18,22, 1Corinthians 12:28, 1Corinthians 14:4,5, 1Corinthians 14:12,19, 1Corinthians 14:23,28,35, 1Corinthians 15:9, 1Corinthians 16:19, 2Corinthians 1:1, Galatians 1:13, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 3:10,21, Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 5:24-25, 27,29,32, Philippians 3:6, Philippians 4:15, Colossians 1:18, Colossians 1:24, Colossians 4:15, Colossians 4:16, 1Thessalonians 1:1, 2Thessalonians 1:1, 1Timothy 3:5, 1Timothy 3:15, 1Timothy 5:16, Philemon 1:2, Hebrews 12:23, James 5:14, 3 John 1:6,9,10, Revelation 2:1,8,12,18, Revelation 3:1,7,14 Do you understand that there are things we can”t do . God calls Sin , sin. We look on life as what God made and protect it, life is a wonderful thing. Psalms 139:13-16 Isaiah 43:1 44:2,24 49:1,5 64:8 Jeremiah 1:5 Troubles are just for a short time to those who obey and love God, and He does love us.
All humans have troubles!! There is value and great worth in the troubles that God brings us through. Life's troubles show us how small we are or how great we can be, troubles in life have a purpose . Psalms 34:19 119:67,71,75 145:14 Proverbs 24:10 Isaiah 43:2 Romans 8:28 2Corinthians 1:4 2Corinthians 4:17,18 Hebrews 4:15,16 1Peter 5:6-9 ALCOHOLISM : The trouble we bring on ourselves!! They are the works of the flesh. The drink will take anyone, it has no such thing as master over it. God does say that who were with can cause this. Proverbs 20:1 23:20,21,29-32 31:4-6 Isaiah 5:11 Luke 21:34 Romans 13:13 Galatians 5:19-21
ANXIETY HAS AWAY OUT: Anxiety is a great trouble to all humans. The saved people can cry out to God and He does hear. All of His people do not have to suffer from this trouble in this world! Psalms 34:17 55:22 Proverbs 16:3 Isaiah 26:3 43:2 Matthew 6:25-34 Luke 2:34 Philippians 4:6,7 Hebrews 13:15 1Peter 5:6,7
BACKSLIDER What will bring you back? Answer :: Repent. What have you removed from your thinking The way back is there for all who have become a backslider!! What should you have cherished? What did you walk away from? You are Human so God has made away for the return .
There is a reason humans are Backsliders? What does God say the cause is ? Ex. 17:7 it can happen when we have Contention in our hearts, Deut. 8:11-14 when we get too big for our panints, we forget that God is God. What are we returning to? John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Jeremiah 29:11:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Matthew 6:33: But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Romans 8:28: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. John 11:35: Jesus wept. Genesis 1:1: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Luke 6:31: And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. Deuteronomy 6:4: Hear, O Israel:
The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Matthew 22:36-40: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. These two commandments depend on all the Law and the Prophets.” John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Philippians 1:6: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion on the day of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 53:6:
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 1 Samuel 15:22: And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. Romans 1:17: For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Hebrews 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Isaiah 40:31: but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Micah 6:8: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Exodus 20:3: You shall have no other gods before me. Psalms 19:1: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 2 Timothy 1:7: For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 1 Corinthian 13:4-7: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Mark 16:15: And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Matthew 6:9-13: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Psalm 100:1-2: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence while singing! Hebrews 12:2: looking to Jesus, the founder and perfectionist of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Job 38:4: Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Exodus 3:14: God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” John 8:58: Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” Psalm 139:14: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Isaiah 41:10: fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Psalm 46:1: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Matthew 11:28:
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. John 4:24: God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Psalm 23:1-3: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. Phil 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Romans 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Proverbs 11:20 14:14 Jeremiah 2:19 2Peter 2:20-21 (Restoration of) 2Chronicles 30:9 Psalms 32:1-5 145:14 Isaiah 44:22 49:14-16 57:15-18 Jeremiah 3:12-15,22 18:1-6 (Lost Sheep) Luke 15:4-7 (Prodigal Son) Luke 15:11-32 The DOCTRINE of BAPTISM is what God calls for under the New Covenant. ( Going Under the Water) Matthew 3:13-16 28:19 John 3:5 Acts 2:38,41 8:36-41 Romans 6:4 Colossians 2:12
BIBLE IS GOD’S BREATH! The Word is His Doctrine and Creed! (Inspired by God) Galatians 1:11,12 2 Timothy 3:16 2Peter 1:21 (Irrevocable Creed ) Isaiah 55:11 Matt 5:18 Mark 13:31 Revelation 22:18,19 (Exhortation to Read & Obey) Deuteronomy 12:28 Josh. 1:7-9 Psalms 119:11,18,105 Proverbs 4:20-22 Matt 4:4 John 5:39 Romans 15:4 2 Timothy 2:5 Revelation 1:3 Scripture as the very Creed from God to the Humans! 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. BORN AGAIN: The only way to Be Born again is to first John 3:16- and let the Holy Ghost take the human all the way to the place where God has forgiven, that forgiveness, and His setting you aside is what born again is. The person who has God’s forgiveness is all new as a person but still human!.
John 1:12-13 3:3-7 1Peter 1:22-23 1John 5:4 CHASTENING God will test us to see what we are and to let us see ourselves!! When the human John 3:15-17- God will not let us do as we please.
God does Correct when we walk away. This is a part of salvation. Many people who are saved do not understand this. Job 5:17 Psalms 94:12-13 119:67,71 Proverbs 3:11-12 1Corinthians 11:32 Hebrews 12:5-11 Revelation 3:19 CHILDREN are to be under the Mother and Father, and they do not have to be the one who gave birth to that child, the church and its people are to care in anyway they can but let what God said be the boss over children.
PARENTS GUIDING CHILDREN THROUGH LIFE SITUATIONS: THIS IS GOD’S WILL FOR THE CHILDREN, as well as the Adult. All of these things are His Doctrine to the Human Race. What are the People of God to teach their Children and the Self? THIS IS SO THE HUMANS CAN PUT DOWN ANGER IN CHILDHOOD. Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. James 1:19,20
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. OBEDIENCE Ephesians 6: 1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy a long life on the earth.Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. THE GOOD FEAR 2 Timothy 1: 7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline Isaiah 41: 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not dismay, for I am your God.
LYING AND WHAT IT WILL CAUSE! Colossians 3:8,9 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you’ve taken off your old self with its practices. Proverbs 12:22 The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful. TATTLING Matthew 18:15-16 If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their faults, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. UNKINDNESS Luke 6:31
Do to others as you would have them do to you. Matthew 12:35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. GRATITUDE 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. FORGIVENESS Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. REVENGE 1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Proverbs 24:29 Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.” DILIGENCE Proverbs 13:4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
(Of Righteousness) Deuteronomy 12:28 Psalms 103:17,18 Proverbs 11:21 22:6 Isaiah 44:3 54:13 57:18 (Training Of) Deuteronomy 2:6-7 Proverbs 13:24 19:18 22:6,15 23:13,14 Ephesians 6:4 Colossians 3:21 DEATH It will come to all, but when we understand what the Lord is doing and understand in His word we have great lost bur great comfort knowing His purposes. His words and the Understanding is the Comfort He gives. (Of Righteous) 2Samuel 12:23 Psalms 23:4 116:15, Ecc. 12:7, Isaiah 57:1-2, Luke 16:19-31, Acts 7:59, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 14:13 * DEPRESSION has, away from humans, it is God who will show us what it is. Psalms 9:9-10 31:22,24, 42:5,11, 146:8, Isaiah 35:3-4, 50:10, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Hebrews 12:12-13 DISCOURAGED
What do you need ? What can you do? 2Chronicles 15:7, Psalms 27:14 37:23-24 42:5,11 138:8 Proverbs 24:16 Isaiah 40:31 50:7 Matthew 11:28-30 1Corinthians 15:58 Galatians 6:9 2Thessalonians 3:13 Hebrews 4:15-16 James 4:8 NEED ENCOURAGEMENT We are told to not use Corrupting talk to look at what will lift us up! Seek the help He has for you! Psalm 121:1-2 Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. Psalm 23:1-4 A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
A Little More About The New Covenant Living? Scriptures used: Galatians 1:6-7; Galatians 5:4; Acts 17:6; Matthew 22:15-22, 29, 31-33, 35-40; Luke 10:25-29; John 13:34-35; Galatians 5:6 When a human has the forgiveness of God they are no longer what men think they are and are not what we think we are, Because at that time the person is what GOD says they are. We are saved by God’s grace and love demonstrated in Jesus on the cross and through His resurrection.
There is no other gospel! Jesus is the Gospel . Jesus said He would build His church and nothing would prevail against it. Buildings may get closed but the church never will be. And where ever two or more are He is Matthew 18:20. We need the courage of the early church. The early church lived believing the power of the Holy Spirit was at work within them. The Holy Ghost is here for all saved People today.
How do we turn the world upside down? Tell them about Jesus. This does Preach the Gospel. Seek that new covenant way of Life. with the Mercy and peace, Joy, forgiveness, freedom, liberty, choice, and love from God to this human world.
The blood of Jesus was shed once and for all to save all from the sins of Adam to us. And all who would Come to the Savior to be saved. The better way is the New Covenant way. WHY?
1. Completely cleanse and perfect all who are sanctified. Our sins and iniquities God remembers no more.
2. Enter the Holy of Holies to secure a complete redemption, an eternal release for us. We are fully reconciled back to God, having been translated from kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light.
3. Deliver fulfillment of the promised inheritance to those that are called.
4. Seal and ratify the testament.
The new covenant is officially valid, recognized by the kingdoms of light and darkness, God and the devil. HOW TO SEEK AND APPLY THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT. We need to understand that we are the over comers by the blood of Jesus Christ. The benefits of the covenant are ours to take having done our own part, it does begin with John 3:16 but the enemy will contend with it. So we need to engage the blood which is the seal of the covenant.
Enter with boldness into the holiest by the blood. Go with boldness into the throne of grace where mercy and secure grace to help in time of need is and has been given out. Come with full assurance of faith and a heart sprinkled and purified from guilty conscience by the blood. You need faith and a clean conscience to take delivery of your inheritance. The Christmas Gift God sent to this world is a Gift for any and all, and the thing is this Jesus will see to it that His are made into more than what they were, more than what they have done, more than what may have been done to them. What will happen to the humans who receive this Gift?
They can hold the profession of their hope. You must not waver in your confession of your promised inheritance; hold unto the promise of God, being fully persuaded that the Lord who has promised is faithful and able to perform what He has promised. We have a New and the last covenant this keeping God; engage the blood of Jesus, which is the blood and seal of the covenant to take delivery of the benefits of the covenant. Plead the blood of Jesus against whatever that may try to hinder you from accessing them. Also, by the blood it demands the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning you today. Our testimony is the next.
The all new covenant is to be all Christian and are of Scripture told to us, that covenant which is the fulfillment and not just an extension of all prior covenants between God and his people, all new and better, expanding the benefits to people from the nations of the earth. Jeremiah 31:31–34 promised the new covenant: Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD:
I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Many years after Jeremiah prophesied, as Passover approached, Jesus Christ sat down with his disciples to celebrate the Mosaic covenant by partaking of the Passover meal, and the bible says the last one, .
For over a millennium God’s covenant people had partaken of the Passover by following a strict order with sacred statements of promise interspersed throughout the meal. With an end to the Passover, and the new covenant communion as an Ordinances Scriptural basis. The last meal that Jesus shared with his disciples is described in all four canonical Gospels (Mt. 26:17–30, Mk. 14:12–26, Lk. 22:7–39 and Jn. 13:1–17:26). This meal later became known as the Last Supper.the words tradition had dictated. Instead, Matthew 26:26–29 reports: In John 6:53-54, Why is it Called the Lord's Supper or Communion?
The Lord's Supper is also called "the Lord's table" (1 Corinthians 10:21), "communion," "cup of blessing" (1 Corinthians 10:16), and "breaking of bread" ( Acts 2:42 ). In the early Church it was called also "eucharist," or giving of thanks (Matthew 26:27), The account of when Jesus instituted this ordinance of communion is given in Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:19-20, and 1 Corinthians 11:24-26.
What is the Purpose of Communion? To commemorate the death of Christ: "This is in remembrance of me." To signify, seal, and apply to believers all the benefits of the new covenant. In this ordinance Christ ratifies his promises to his people, and they on their part solemnly consecrate themselves to him and to his entire service. This is why we are to Examine ourselves before we take it. To be a badge of the Christian profession.
To indicate and to promote the communion of believers with Christ. To represent the mutual communion of believers with each other. The elements used to represent Christ's body and blood are bread and wine.
The kind of bread, whether leavened or unleavened, is not specified. Christ used unleavened bread simply because it was at that moment on the paschal table. Wine, and no other liquid, is to be used (Matthew 26:26-29).
This is a permanent ordinance in the Church Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. The new covenant is God not merely giving us a human mediator but the second member of the Trinity himself coming into human history as the man Jesus Christ.
This time, rather than taking life as he did when he flooded the earth in the days of Noah or requiring sacrifices for sin in the Mosaic covenant, he offered himself as the sacrificial substitute for sinners on the cross where he shed his blood in their place. In the Bible, all of the covenants lead up to the New Covenant relationship believers enjoy with Jesus Christ forever.
The New Covenant is the fulfilment of all previous covenants that God made with His people made possible through Jesus Christ.
Commenting on one of the innumerable blessings enjoyed in the new covenant, 2 Corinthians 3:5–6 says: Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit.
For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” In the new covenant, God comes to be with each of his people as he did with Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. He also places the Holy Spirit in them to make them into a temple where worship occurs. The Spirit makes them new creations as the dawning and firstfruits of the finality of the new creation that will dawn with Jesus’ second coming. The Spirit’s work includes transfiguring us into Jesus’ image bearers, as Moses was. Perhaps the lengthiest treatment of the new covenant and its superiority to all preceding covenants is found in the book of Hebrews.
As we see the covenants, the most helpful thing would be to simply read Hebrews 8:1-13 –9:1-28. Has God been faithful to you? Are you being faithful to God?
To is the days of the New Covenant and the only one we will ever have. New Covenant applies the Church for our day. It is also important to determine what this covenant means to the Church at the announcement stage, because it seems to the casual reader, that the New Covenant applies to the Church.
It is quite clear that the passage God gave to Jeremiah announcing the New Covenant is strictly meant to apply to the Nation Israel in Jeremiah 31:31. And the world of Gentiles. God is not “finished” with Israel because they rejected Jesus as their Messiah, and to those who say that He is finished with them, the apostle Paul counters their assertion saying that God has “hardened” them against the acceptance of Jesus as their Messiah for only a specific amount of time: we know today because we have all of the bible that when the Temple is rebuilt many will come to Jesus. Why when the Holy of Holies has no power in it they will see Jesus was the Gift to the world.
End time preachers hate the old church of God for saying this but we preach on! Romans 11:25-31 25 For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, lest you be wise in your own estimation, for a partial hardening has come upon Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will remove ungodliness from Jacob”; 27 “for this is My covenant with them, when I shall take away their sins.” 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sake, but as regarding the election, they are beloved for the sake of the patriarchs. 29
For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For just as you once were disobedient to God, but have now received mercy through their disobedience, 31 so these also have now been disobedient, that they also may receive mercy by the mercy shown to you. The apostle Paul makes it clear that God has not cast off His people. In fact, in answering this rhetorical question,
Paul responds with God forbid!: Romans 11:11 11 I say then, have they [the Jews] stumbled that they should fall? God forbid! But through their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. So, one of the reasons for establishing the Gentile Church is to make the Jews jealous so that they will want what the Church has, and that will lead them to believe in their Messiah. New Covenant and why it came? Jesus Christ came to fulfill the Law of Moses (Matthew 5:17) and to launch the New Covenant between God, and His people the Jews. and the rest of the world ,
The Old Covenant was written in stone, but the New Covenant will be written on their hearts, and that is made possible only by faith in Christ, who shed His own blood to atone for the sins of the world. Luke 22:20 says, Jesus took another cup of wine and said, “This wine is the token of God’s new covenant to save you – an agreement sealed with the blood I will pour out for you.” Since the Church had not yet been formed, He was speaking to His apostles, who were Jews, at the last supper. Paul will come along later. What the Lord Himself told His Jewish disciples at the Last Supper is key to understanding what the New Covenant means to us. Christ made two statements about the New Covenant: This is My blood of the new covenant (Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24).
This is the new covenant in My blood (Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25) The blood of the New Covenant is not itself the New Covenant, nor is the New Covenant His blood. What Scripture teaches on this matter is to recognize that the Old Testament promise of the New Covenant contained both spiritual and material benefits. The Church indeed is enjoying the spiritual benefits, such as salvation and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, And the Church and the world is experiencing the material benefits, which remain fulfilled until the very end of time. The material benefits will remain fulfilled until the entire nation of Israel is regenerated at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Jesus will come for His People. And this will begin the Great Tribulation.
At that time, the New Covenant will be inaugurated to provide both its spiritual and physical benefits to all believers in Christ, and these benefits will continue throughout the Messianic Kingdom (Romans 15:27). The New Testament does not violate Old Testament statements when it includes more than was revealed in the Old Testament. The New Covenant is what Jesus came with and He is the Gospel and is all about salvation to all Humans..
From the perspective of 'What's in it for us Christians?'
This subject is possibly the most important of everything we have considered. Without the New Covenant, there is no Gospel message, no Christianity, no salvation, no inclusion of Gentiles in God's promises. Without the New Covenant, the Jews would still be bound by the Old Covenant, having to make animal sacrifices, keep sabbath, Holy days, Feast days, and still pay tithe of Food to keep the Priest, but we have no such thing as this today., all of it for the covering of their sins, and we, as Gentiles, would remain on a fast track to hell!
WHAT IS A COVENANT?
Basically, a covenant is an agreement between two parties. It is similar to a contract and it can be conditional or unconditional. However, you can take a contract to court and argue over the validity of conditions it contains.
God set His as the only way and His Doctrine Creed is His way through Jesus as the Christ. You can try to get the contract annulled and appeal any court decision in a higher court.
That's something you can't do with a covenant.
A covenant stands on its own overt simplicity, and the promises are in force as soon as any conditions have been complied with. God does Bless His people.
If anything, a covenant is more like a Last Will and Testament. The heirs realise the benefits when the Testator dies. When I die, my children will inherit all of my estate. However, I am entitled to spend all of my estate while I'm still alive. Again, that is something God will not do. Whatever He has promised, He will fulfill, and He won't be spending the inheritance before we get to heaven.
THE OLD COVENANT IS NOW OBSOLETE Why we will not use the Old Covenant in life today? "But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second." (Hebrews 8:6-7) "When He said, "a new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear." (Hebrews 8:13)
The new covenant has replaced the old one. But does that mean that the benefits promised under the old covenant have been withdrawn? Clearly not. This is where it is most important to fully grasp the difference between a contract and a covenant. The world will never again be wiped out by a world-wide flood. The Promised Land still belongs to the Jews as an everlasting possession. Jesus came, not to abolish the Law, but to fulfill the Law (Matthew 5:17-18) and not the smallest letter of the Law shall pass away until all is accomplished. God has shown how righteous He is by declaring His Law. Now He has made Himself the fulfillment of the Law by dying on a cross on our behalf. Now, having established that the New Covenant applies to all followers of Christ, whether Jew or Gentile, and that there are some conditions attached, let's look at the detailed promises and determine exactly what's in it for us. THE NEW
COVENANT BENEFITS what do the All Christian all New Covenant people receive in the Better way? There are numerous promises: 1. Mercy to our iniquities 2. Redemption of our transgressions 3. Remembering our sins no more 4. Cleansing of our conscience 5. Writing His laws upon our hearts and minds 6. Personal intimacy with our Maker 7. Partaking in the eternal inheritance Mercy is a wonderful act of grace, giving someone a dispensation to which they were in no way entitled. In Matthew 9:13 and 12:7, Jesus deplores the fact that the people He was talking to had not grasped the meaning of Hosea 6:6, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice". it as, "I desire compassion, and not sacrifice". God's heart is to forgive. All He asks is that we do likewise. Redemption literally means to 'buy back' or to pay a ransom. It is a little like we had been kidnapped by the devil, and Jesus rescued us by paying the ransom demands of the kidnapper.
Yet the payment was not made to Satan - it was a price incurred by the Father, payable to Him for breach of His standards. All Satan really wanted all along was to usurp God's place, and he never expected Jesus to go through with His crucifixion. I think Satan was calling God's bluff. Who would have ever expected God to actually proceed with dying a human death for His Creation? Fooled him good! Forgetting our sins. Truly forgiving is one thing, but forgetting it ever happened? God says He can do it and I believe Him. It would be a real blot on the landscape of eternity, if our sin and rebellion always remained somewhere in the back of His mind. Cleansing our conscience speaks of the renewing of our minds. Today, we are still hindered by the dogged persistence of our minds wanting to revert to secular thinking patterns.
Our entire brain needs to be rewired to get it to absorb the astounding realities of the Gospel message. God has promised to wipe our minds clean of progress-inhibiting guilt feelings, paving the way for a new way of thinking (Romans 12:2). Our 'hard disk' needs to be totally reformatted, to rid it of old and outdated programs and insidious viruses causing unanticipated malfunctions and crashes. Putting His laws into our minds and writing them upon our hearts speaks of revolutionary new programming, enabling us to think God's way about the environment in which we find ourselves and the people we mix with. It will reveal the Spirit of the Law, the reason for its existence and the goal it is intended to achieve. The letter of the law might say: 'don't speed in your car'; the spirit of that law is: 'don't cause damage or hurt someone'.
The letter of God's law says: 'don't have other gods before Me'; the Spirit of that law is: 'love God more than anything else'. The letter of the law says: 'do unto others, as you would have others do unto you'; the Spirit of that law is: 'share God's love and mercy the way Jesus loved you’. Personal intimacy. '... all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest of them'. With God's laws written on our hearts and put in our minds, we really have no need for anyone else to teach us Truth.
Pursuit of personal intimacy in our relationship with Jesus cannot fail to bring revelation (see my essay on Church Leadership). There's nothing wrong with having 'teachers', but if the teachers lose the plot, we should put them right. Those with the Heart of God or God in their hearts can see! If the 'teacher says: "God wants you to love money", a thousand in the congregation should stand up and say: "No, He doesn't!" If the 'preacher' says: "The earth is millions of years old", a thousand should stand up and say: "Yes , it isn't!" If the 'prophet' prophesies garbage to the congregation, a thousand should stand up and censure him. We should submit to our elders, they also should submit to us (1 Peter 5:5). If you read anything on this website that is scripturally incorrect, I hope you will take the time and trouble to email me and point it out. The time of abrogating our personal responsibility within the body of Christ is over.
The 'eternal inheritance' is something for eternity and therefore still to come. I see it like this (and always remember, I can be wrong too): Following His return, which won't happen till our perfection as a Bride is complete (Ephesians 5:27, John 17:21), Jesus marries us (Revelation 19 and 21) and we will become joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8).
(There are many who believe that we will be perfected after Jesus returns to and does Rapture His, and this is true.. There will be some 'first fruits', taken up from the earth before the large harvest ( The souls of those who are saved and die before that time. There is no doubt that there will be a wedding. There is no doubt there will be an inheritance, and eternal life in God's presence.
The Father already knows when this will be (Mark 13:32), but regarding the exact details and workings of this eternal arrangement, we can only speculate. we will be eternally worshipping the Father (Revelation 22:1-5). What I do know is that, whatever the eternal arrangements will be, I want to be a part of it! Total understanding of the things of God must wait until perfection comes (1 Corinthians 13:9-12) Hebrews 9:15 15 For this reason He [Jesus] is the Mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the sins that were committed under the first covenant, so that those who are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 1. God forgives all our sins (Matt 26:28, Acts 13:38). Our sins are not merely covered by the blood of bulls and goats, they are paid for and taken away by the Lamb of God (Jn 1:29). At the cross, justice was satisfied. His forgiveness is perfectly complete. 2. God remembers our sins no more (Heb 8:12, 10:17; Jer 31:34).
In terms of justification it’s as if we never did them.
3. God promises never to be angry with us again (Is 54:7-10). Unlike the obsolete covenant of law, the new covenant is an everlasting covenant of love and peace (Is 54:10, 55:3). God will never stop doing good to us (Jer 32:40).
4. God qualifies us (Col 1:12). It’s no longer a case of what we do (under the law covenant) or who we’re related to (under the Abrahamic covenant). It’s who we trust.
5. Jesus takes hold of us and never lets go (Php 3:12, Ju 24). Nothing can separate us from the love of God (Rms 8:39). Consequently we can speak of our hope as a “firm and secure” anchor for the soul (Heb 6:19).
6. God credits us with the perfect righteousness of Jesus (2 Cor 5:21). Righteousness is not earned, it is received (Rms 5:17). Because of Jesus’ sacrifice our status before God is “perfect forever” (Heb 10:14).
7. God gives us the Holy Spirit to teach us (Jn 14:26), empower us (Acts 1:8) and remind us of our righteousness (Jn 16:10).
We no longer need priests to mediate for us, for now we can all know the Lord (Jer 31:34). We are His royal priests (1 Pet 2:9).
8. God is for us (Rms 8:31)! God justifies us and there is no more condemnation (Rms 8:1). When we sin, Jesus doesn’t judge us, He defends us (1 Jn 2:1).
His grace enables us to overcome sin (Tit 2:12). He abundantly supplies all our needs (Ph 4:19) that we might enjoy life to the fullest (Jn 10:10). God’s favor is unearned and unmerited.
9. God is with us (Ez 37:27)! Because of Jesus the door to the throne room is always open (Heb 4:16). We can approach Him with freedom and confidence (Eph 3:12).
10. God empowers us to overcome the enemy (1 Jn 5:4). We have His delegated authority over demons and disease (Mk 16:17). We live under His divine protection (Lk 10:19). We are destined to “reign in life” (Rms 5:17).
11. God offers us His rest (Heb 4:10-11). Under the old covenant it was do, do, do. Under the new covenant it’s done, done, done (Jn 19:30). We are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Eph 2:6).
12. God gives us eternal life (Rms 6:23). Promises?
To us so we would !! Trust in Jesus. Bet your life on Him. Take the crown off your head and lay it at His feet. Choose to believe what the Bible says about Him, that He died for the sins of the world – including yours – and rose victorious from the dead. Let others know that He is your Redeemer and King. Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit that you might know Him more. "If someone asks you, "what is Christianity about?" you tell them it’s about Jesus. Jesus Christ is the gospel. You do tell them about values in virtues in doctrines.
You tell them stories about Jesus, who lived, died, and rose again so that we might live and die and rise again.” We are called to love. Our love is not sweet sentimental love, but love that sacrifices, love that tells the truth even when it hurts, love that forgives.
DISEASE are a fact in our world. (A Curse) Deut 28:15,22,27,28,35,45,59-61 (Christ made a Curse for us) Galatians 3:13 DIVORCE Matthew 5:32 19:3-9 1Corinthians 7:10-17,20,24
ENEMIES God’s people will show love to them. (Attitude Toward) Proverbs 24:17-18 Matthew 5:44-46 Luke 6:27-37 23:34 Acts 7:60 Romans 12:14,19-21 (Protection Against) Exodus 14:14 Psalms 18:47-48 44:5-7 56:9 60:12 Proverbs 16:7 Isaiah 41:10-13 50:7-9
ETERNAL LIFE for the saved it is the will of God that all humans be saved. (Promised) John 3:15,16,36 6:40,47 10:27-37 1John 2:25 (We can Know) 1John 5:11-13 FAITH (Defined) Hebrews 11:1 (Source) Romans 10:17, 12:3 Hebrews 12:1,2 (to be exercised) Matthew 17:20 Romans 1:17 2Corinthians 5:7 Galatians 3:11 Hebrews 10:38 11:6 James 1:2-3 (Tested) Matthew 8:23-26 Matthew 14:25-31 1Peter 1:7,8 1John 5:4 (Honored) Matthew 9:20-22,27-30 15:28 Mark 5:28-31 9:23 11:20-24 Luke 17:11-19 18:35-43 Acts 14:8-10 Heb 11:6 James 5:15 BUILD YOUR FAITH Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of work, so that no one may boast. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. FALSE DOCTRINES the enemy of God. Proverbs 16:25 Mark 13:21-23 Gal 1:8 Colossians 2:8 1Timothy 4:1-3 2Peter 2:1,2 1John 4:1-3
FASTING Isaiah 58 is the fasting book 2Samuel 12:15-23 2Chronicles 20:3 Ezra 8:21-23 Jonah 3:1-10 Matthew 4:2 6:16-18 17:21
FEAR tells us lies and God does How to stop fear. Psalms 27:1-6 34:4 Proverbs 1:33 Isaiah 35:3,4 41:10 Romans 8:15 2 Timothy 1:7 1John 4:18
(of future) Deuteronomy 31:8 Psalms 23:6 27:4,5 112:1,7 121:7,8 Isaiah 43:2 45:2,3 Hebrews 13:6 1Peter 3:12,13 FORGIVENESS Has to be to all who one has sinned against. To all who have sinned against us.. (of God to Man) Psalms 85:2 86:5 103:3,12 Isaiah 1:18 43:25 Colossians 2:13 Hebrews 8:12 10:17 1John 1:9 (of Man to Fellowmen) Matthew 6:14,15 18:21,22 Mark 11:25,26 Luke 17:3,4 Eph 4:32 Colossians 3:12,13
GIVING not tithing is the New Covenant way and 1Timothy 5:7-8 is where we begin when we Give today. Deuteronomy 15:11 Proverbs 3:9,10 11:24,25 19:17 21:13 28:27 Matthew 6:1-4 Luke 6:38 Romans 12:8 1Corinthians 16:1,2 2Corinthians 9:6-12 The Doctrine of GUIDANCE Deuteronomy 31:8 Psalms 25:12 32:8 37:23 48:14 73:24 Isaiah 30:21 42:16 45:2 58:11 Jeremiah 10:23 John 10:1-5 16:3 GUILT we can see guilt in us and God has a place for it, but once we are forgiven we should not have guilt if we do it is the devil doing it.
(of Righteous) Psalms 31:22 138:8 Isaiah 44:22 54:4-10 Romans 7:18-25 8:1,2 14:22 Philippians 1:6 3:13,14 Hebrews 10:17 Jude 1:24,25
HEALING for all who have Faith . (Christ’s Commission) Matthew 10:1,7,8 Mark 4:13,14 16:14-20 Luke 9:1,2,6 John 14:1 (Part of Atonement) Isaiah 53:5 Matthew 8:16,17 1Peter 2:24 (Promised) Psalms 103:3 (Hindered by Unbelief) Matthew 13:54-58 17:14-20 ( FAITH- ) Him The HOLY SPIRIT (a Gift) Luke 11:13 Acts 2:38,39 (Accepted by Faith) Galatians 3:2 (Ministry of) Joel 2:28,29 John 14:26 15:26 16:7-14 Acts 1:8 Romans 5:5 8:11,16,26 1Corinthians 2:10-14 2Corinthians 3:17 2Peter 1:21 (Fruits of) Galatians 5:22,23
(Gifts of) Romans 12:5-8 1Corinthians 12:4-1 He will bring this is the human. Proverbs 15:33 18:12 22:4 Is. 57:15 66:2 Matthew 20:26-28 Luke 14:11 James 4:6,10
Who is this Head of the Church and the savior of the world ?
His name is JESUS!
(Prophecy of) Isaiah 7:14 9:6 53:3-5 (Preexistence of) John 1:1-3 8:58 17:5 Colossians 1:15-17 (Divinity of) Matthew 1:18-25 John 1:14 17:1-5
(Humanity of) Mark 6:1-6 Luke 22:44 24:40-43 John 4:6 11:35 Philippians 2:5-8 Hebrews 4:15
(Ministry of) Matthew 3:11 5:17 18:11 20:28 Luke 4:18,19 John 3:16,17 Ga. 1:3,4 1Timothy 1:15 Hebrews 2:14 1John 3:5,8 (Second Coming) Matthew 24:30 Acts 1:11 1Thessalonians 4:16,17 Daniel 7:13
(Signs of) Matthew 24:3-13 Luke 17:26-37 2 Timothy 3:1-5 2Thessalonians 2:1-4 2Peter 3:3-10 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Philippians 4:6,7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. SALVATION How does it begin for a human?
Salvation John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. John 14:6 Jesus answered,
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! Assurance in the Salvation of the Christmas Gift. Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart ,and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (a Gift) Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:8,9 2 Timothy 1:9 (by Repentance & Confession) Matthew 3:1,2 Matthew 10:32,33 Luke 15:10 Acts 2:38,39 3:19 Romans 2:4 10:9,10 2Peter 3:9 1John 1:9 (Assurance of) Mark 13:13 John 3:16 5:24 10:27,28 Romans 1:16 1Peter 1:3-5 1John 2:25 5:13 Revelation 3:20,21