Monday, September 21, 2009

“Evangelism – 801” [8-of-?]…Blog.

“Evangelism – 801” [8-of-?]…Blog.

(Matthew 9:37-38) Then He [Jesus] = said to = His disciples, = The harvest = truly = is plenteous, = but = the laborers = are few.
(Matt 9:38) Therefore = pray to = the Lord [God] = of the harvest = that He = will send out laborers = into = His harvest.

Again, continuing this… ‘Ongoing’ discussion of “Evangelism”, we need to use the above Bible verse as our ‘Agenda’… in ‘ALL’, that we ‘say and do for… “Christ Jesus} and “The Kingdom of God the Father”. We can do nothing for Evangelism… without the ‘Grace of God’ working in our ‘Obedient’ lives. If you… are not obedient to the Word of God… how then can you… point and share with others… “God and to His Word”…?

… “Repentance is the… ‘Siamese Twin’… of Believing Faith”…!

Repentance flows out of ‘Believing Faith’. All our actions, both those of the Heart and of the Body… are seen in ‘True Repentance’. Confession indicates that we have accepted God’s Standard for our own… and will by His Grace… will make an ‘honest & truthful’ effort to do it…! Often times I find that in my own life, this… ‘Repentance Mindset’… keeps me from Sin/Sins…!

(James 1:22) Keep on = being = Doers of = The Word, = and = Not = Merely hearers = who = [continually] Deceive themselves.

(Luke 6:46) "Why do = you [believer] = keep calling = Me [Jesus] = 'Lord [Master], = Lord [Boss],' = but = don't do = what = I [Jesus] = tell = You?

(John 15:9-10) As = the Father [God] = has loved Me [Jesus], = so = I = have loved you; = continue = in My love.
(John 15:10) If = you = Keep = My commandments, = you shall = abide in = My love, = even as = I = have kept = My Father's commandments = and = abide = in = His love.

Those that say… “I love Jesus”… and ‘Do Not Do –His Word’… do not ‘love’ Jesus, as He loved and “Kept His Fathers Word”…! Repentance… reaffirms our violation of God’s Word… and affirms that we will… ‘Also Change Our Actions’… as we submit to His Love… just as He submitted to His Father’s Love…! Real Love… does “Not” continue in… ‘Repeated Wrong Actions’…!

(Isaiah 29:13) And = Jehovah [God] said, = Because = this people = draw near = Me = with their mouth, = and = with their lips = honor Me, = but = have removed = their heart = far = from Me, = and = their fear toward = Me = is taught = by the command of men;

Anyone that continues… to read the Bible through ‘each year’… you will see that God repeatedly told His chosen people to… ‘Repent with Actions of Repentance!’ Over and over again He sent His prophets and various messengers… speaking to them of turning from their ‘own ways’ and turning back to “God’s Way”. In the above verse they substituted ‘mans opinion’… for that of God! So today… many pseudo Christians, ‘will not’ hear and obey… God’s Word!

(Jeremiah 15:6) You = have forsaken = Me, = says Jehovah; = you = have gone backward; = therefore = I = will stretch out = My hand = against you, = and = destroy you; = I = am weary with = [False] Repenting.

Even God… Who tries our ‘hearts and motives’… is wearied with… “False Repenting!” So today, so very ‘Many’ have… “Graced Away Sin/Sins”… claiming forgiveness for All = even the “Unbelieving!” Most have so wrongly miss –called Grace that…the unbelieving world… cannot tell the Good = from the Evil. True Biblical Repentance… will be seen for… exactly what it is… “A Complete Change in not only our Thinking but… in our Actions Also”…!

Many who call themselves… Christians… have stopped being… “Salt & Light”… and have turned to ‘political correctness’. We that call the “Blessed Name of Jesus”… and then… “Fail to Proclaim… ‘His Word’… as the Absolute Truth!” Say it isn’t So…? How many of us… us ever call “Gay”… what God calls it… “Homosexuality…? How many of us… Call… “Abortion = Murder”… just as God calls it…? Perhaps now is the time for us… “To Repent and Change… our Actions…?”

(Matthew 5:13) "You = are = the salt = of the world. = But if = the salt = should lose its taste, = how can = it be made salty = again? = It's = good for nothing = but to be = thrown out = and = trampled on by people.

(Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word = of Jehovah = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they = might go, = and = fall backward, = and = be broken = and = snared = and = taken.

The Gospel… presentation must be presented, just a Christ Jesus says in His Word… “The Bible”. Most try and share their… ‘Faith in God’… without ever validating its “Truth”, from the Word of God! Somehow ‘Many’ have been wrongly led to believe that all we have to do is… “Tell People about Jesus… and they will Come!” This kind of Gospel presentation completely leaves out that… ‘Spiritual Warfare’… that Satan uses. “Genesis 3:1 … Has GOD really says… You shall Not…?”

During this discussion… I made the statement that presenting… “John 3:16-17”… is an incomplete presentation of the Gospel. The warnings by Christ Jesus of… “John 3:18-to-22”… are often left out… and I have asked numerous Christian… “Why…?” Their response has mostly been… “You know, If you preach that ‘Judgment and Damnation Stuff’… It will Turn People… Off!” They are turned off Already…! They are ‘Blinded to the Truth’… of the results of not deciding…! “Not’… to ‘Decide’… is to… “Decide!”

(1Corinthains 16:22) If = anyone = does not = love = the Lord Jesus Christ, = let = him [her] = be accursed [Damned]. = The Lord = comes [again]!

Once again, perhaps… we need to examine what is the Gospel? It is the fulfillment of the Promises given to humans from God. It is our redemption, from not only the curse of sin but also the power of sin… by the “Finished Work of = ‘Christ Jesus’ = the Messiah!” The Truths of God are contained in His Word, The Bible. It is the ‘only and complete’ authority by which this ‘Redemption is Complete = Once for All Time!” There are no perfectly sinless persons… as “All”… are deemed sinners by God; having fallen short of His Righteous Requirements, found in… His Word.

This salvation offered to ‘All’ mankind… is given ‘freely’ to all those that will come to God, ‘only' on His terms. It is given by the “Grace of God = Alone!” No human works ‘can earn’ this Salvation and… it ‘can be rejected’ by mankind; who is given ‘Free Will’ by “Jehovah God”, The God of the Bible! Once given that Salvation, that person is “Eternally sealed by God’s Holy Spirit” and becomes a member of the Body of Christ. No Church or denomination has that authority or power. Once ‘truly redeemed’, that one “Cannot” be lost again! But if they willing sin against God, He will correct [spank] them into correction or… in some cases, even take their lives. [1Corinthains 11:30]

(Luke 24:44-to-48) Then = He [Jesus] = said to them, = "These are = My words = that I = spoke to you = while = I was still with you = that everything = written = about Me = in the law of Moses, = the Prophets, = and = the Psalms = had to = be fulfilled."
(Luke 24:45) Then = He = opened = their minds = so that they = might = understand = the Scriptures. [Deuteronomy 29:29]
(Luke 24:46) He = said to them, = "Thus = it is written, = that = the Christ [promised Messiah] = was to suffer = and = to rise = from the dead = on = the third day,
(Luke 24:47) and =that Repentance = and = forgiveness of sins = is to be proclaimed = in His name = to = all the nations, = beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:48) You = are witnesses = of = these things.

These verses… are what “Christ Jesus” defined as the ‘Gospel’. Perhaps you have heard a shortened version… “Just believe in Jesus!” Sorry, but that leave a ‘plethora of personal interpretations’ without a reference to ones… ‘Belief system’. There are hundreds of Pseudo-Christian denominations, which speak the “Name of Jesus”… that ‘Do Not’… “Believe the Bible Truth about Christ Jesus!” Some are called… Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, yes and even the Muslims [Islam]. Their ‘Jesus’… is “Not”… the Jesus of the Bible!

Recently in China… they have moved ‘Christmas’ to a national holiday celebration. The ‘capitalism and commercialism’ that has so driven the ‘USA Christmas’ celebration, has move to other countries… without the ‘Facts or Knowledge’ of “Christ Jesus!” In reality… ‘Christmas’ was not celebrated by the early Christians. Nowhere in the Scriptures is it even… ‘implied’ to celebrate it. Yet, Christ Jesus as ‘Not’ born in December, as sheep in Israel, are ‘not’ kept in the fields in the winter time. [Luke 2:8-to-20]

God is not… in a hurry to get people to come to Him and accept His Gift of Salvation. A complete foundation of Truth must be established first… based on the ‘Word of God’. A ‘cursory’ often leads, people to an… “Emotional ‘response’… to the incomplete, Gospel Message.” Perhaps if God wanted us to just believe with any facts as to what we believe, He would not have used verses such as this one.

There is no such thing as… “Blind–Biblical Faith!” True Faith is "Never"… Blind!

(Isaiah 1:18) Come = now, = and = let us = reason together, = says = Jehovah [God]; = though = your sins are as scarlet, = they shall be = as white as snow; = though = they are red = like crimson, = they shall be = like [white] wool.

(Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word = of Jehovah = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they = might go, = and = fall backward, = and = be broken = and = snared = and = taken.

Perhaps if we… would take more time, ‘To Learn’… what the Bible, that we say we believe, there would ‘not’ be this confusion. Surely, we can trust what God says in His Word. But I cannot believe what I hear… someone says… that the Bible says, unless I check it out for myself. I am ‘not’ responsible for what another believes… I am ‘only’ responsible for… “What I Believe!” It is the same way with God. He never pushes us into an ‘uninformed’ decision! Those facts… can be found in His Word, The Bible. That is not… ‘Blind Faith’… but it is… “Informed Faith!”

(Numbers 23:19) God = is not a man = that He = should Lie, = neither = the son of man = that He = should repent. = Has He said, = and = shall He not = do it? = Or = has = He spoken, = and = shall He = not make it good?

(Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble = than those = of Thessalonica, = in that = they received = the Word = with all = readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures = daily = to see if = those things = were so.

(Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and = to the testimony! = If = they = do not speak = according to = this Word, = it is because = no light = is in them.

(Ephesians 5:8-9-10) For you = were once darkness, = but = now = you are light = in the Lord; = walk as = children of light
(Eph 5:9) for = the fruit = of the Spirit = is in = all = goodness = and = righteousness = and = Truth,
(Eph 5:10) Proving = what is = acceptable = to the Lord.

(John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your = Word = is Truth.

Perhaps now you can see… why a foundation is so important to the Gospel? A social Christianity has so pervaded this country that one can hardly tell… ‘Who this Jesus is that so many speak about!’ They glibly speak about Him as though the know Him personally when for a fact… ‘Most know Nothing about Him from His Word, the Bible!’ Their knowledge about Him is often… hearsay… that they have heard from someone else, maybe even those called Pastors.

Before I close this… perhaps you will tell me? Is the “Gospel” simply… ‘Believing on Jesus’… or… does it need… ‘To Contain’… “His facts = taken from His Word, = the Bible?” There are many foreign missionaries that teach the ‘Law of God’ = First. Then they teach ‘the breaking’ of God’s Law by ‘All’ mankind. Then they show salvation through the sacrifice in the Old Testament. Then the… ‘New Covenant of Grace… through the “Finished Work” of…Christ Jesus the Messiah. When one has this understanding of God’s Law and God’s Grace… then there is no problem… with “The Truth found in His Word, the Bible!”

Will you simply… take some time to evaluate what I have said here, and compare it to what you believe about… ‘The Gospel Presentation…?’ Remember, God is ‘not’ in a hurry to have those that will come to Him… ‘Come’…! Simply reread… Luke 24:44-to-48… and examine if that is what you use… to present… “The Gospel?” Once gain… God is never in a rush…!

(John 6:37-to-40) All = that the Father [God] = gives Me [Jesus] = shall come = to Me, = and = the one = who comes to Me = I will = in no way = cast out.
(John 6:38) For = I = came down from Heaven, = not to do = My own will = but = the will of Him = Who sent Me.
(John 6:39) And = this is the will = of the Father = Who sent Me, = that of All = which He = has given Me = I = should lose nothing = but = should raise it = up again = at the last day.
(John 6:40) And = this is the will = of Him = Who sent Me, = that everyone = who sees the Son = and = believes on Him [The Messiah] = should have = everlasting life. = And = I = will raise him up = at the last day.

Continued in the next… [9-of-?]

Thank you for Your EAR! Roger //Email//

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