Tuesday, May 27, 2014

“The ‘Simplicity & Complexity’ of Salvation in Christ Jesus – 401” …Blog. [4/4]

“The ‘Simplicity & Complexity’ of Salvation in Christ Jesus – 401” …Blog. [4/4]

5.    Principle SIX: The Holy Spirit of GOD… HE it is that does God’s Work through US…!

*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us [Genesis 1:26]? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!

“One Hand, one Foot & one Eye – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done “All” the things “Commanded” you, say; We are unprofitable servants; for we have done what was [only] Our = ‘DUTY’ To Do.

*** (Romans 8:9) You, however, are not of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit; since God's [Holy] Spirit lives in you. And if anyone ‘does Not’ have the Spirit of Christ, he does = ‘NOT’ = belong to Him.

*** (Proverbs 12:22) Lying lips are Abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. [John 17:17]

“Satan said, ‘You’ are “Not” doing ‘Enough for JESUS’ – 101” …Blog.

*** (John 8:44) You belong to your father the Devil; and ‘You’ want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning; and has Never stood by the Truth; since there is “No Truth” in him. Whenever he tells a Lie, he speaks in character; for he is a Liar and the “Father of LIES!

“Reasonable Service – 101” …Blog.

*** (Romans 12:1-to-4) I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
(Rom 12:2) “Do Not” be conformed to this world; but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is -> what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
(Rom 12:3) For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you ‘Not’ to think of yourself more highly than you should think; rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has ASSIGNED each of you. [Galatians 5:16-to-26]
(Rom 12:4) For we have many parts in one body; but these parts do ‘Not’ all have the same function [office].

“The ‘High Calling’ of God in Christ Jesus– 101” …Blog.

*** (Revelation 1:17-18) And when I [John] saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right upon me, saying to me, Do not fear, I am the First and the Last, [Isaiah 44:6]
(Rev 1:18) And the Living One, and I became ‘Dead’, and behold, I am “Alive” forever and ever, Amen. And I [Jesus] have the keys of hell and of death.

*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation; beloved, I had need to write to you; to exhort you to ‘contend earnestly’ for the [True] Faith; once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For some people have slipped in; among you “Unnoticed”. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation; because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and “Deny” our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

“Earnestly ‘Contending’ for the: ‘True Faith’ – 101”…Blog [1/5]

*** (Matthew 24:23-24-25) Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ! Or, There! Do Not believe it.
(Matt 24:24) For false Christ’s and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they would deceive even the elect.
(Matt 24:25) Behold, I [Jesus] -> have told you beforehand.

“Are You ‘WATERING?’ – 101” …Blog
Perhaps You have taken the ‘time & effort’ to STUDY… these Bible Blogs and this discussion. ONE MORE TIME… “Salvation is the Indwelling Holy Spirit”…!  That is the Essence of being “Born Again”… Born from Above… [Promised by Christ in John 7:38-39]… by the Holy Spirit of God! He supplies ALL… “His Love, Mercy & Grace”… so that we might be His Workmanship in Christ Jesus! This was all Planned, before the foundation of the World!

*** (Revelation 13:8) And all dwelling on the earth will worship it, those whose names have Not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain, from the foundation of the world.

*** (Ephesians 1:13-14) in Whom also you, Hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in Whom also believing, [Acts 15:8-9] you were Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise,
(Eph 1:14) Who is the earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. [Romans 8:9]

“Christ In You, the Hope of Glory – 101” …Blog.

*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this Treasure [Romans 8:9] in earthen [our human bodies] vessels; that the Excellency of the [His Holy Spirit] Power; may be of God; and –> ‘NOT’ of us.

*** (Ephesians 2:10) For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.

Old Testament Covenant Israel… had the Laws, Ordinances, Precepts, Statutes and Levitical Sacrifices, Daily! In addition to the Feast Days, prescribed by the Law! The New Testament Covenant of Grace: through the Finished Work of Redemption by Christ Jesus… Fulfilled all these Requirements! No, that does Not mean… “That we can live Lawlessly”…! Here is where MUCH of the Confusion comes from. When ONE does not Fully Understand the COMPLETED LEVITICAL SACRIFICES… then they are always TRYING to Keep the Law! The True LOVE of GOD… shed abroad in our Hearts… drives us to the “Responsibility of Grace” within the Framework of His Love…!

*** (Matthew 5:28) But I [Jesus] say to you, anyone who stares at a woman with lust for her has “Already” committed adultery with her in his heart.

*** (2Peter 2:14) With eyes full of adultery, they cannot get enough of sin. They seduce unsteady souls and have had their hearts expertly trained in greed. They are doomed to a curse.

*** (Jeremiah 5:8) They were like lusty, well-fed stallions in the morning; every one neighing after his neighbor's wife.

*** (Job 31:1) I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I [Lustfully] look upon a virgin?

*** (Romans 13:8-9-10) Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves another has fulfilled the Law.
(Rom 13:9) For: "Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not bear false witness; do not lust;" and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
(Rom 13:10) Love works “No Ill” to its neighbor, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law.

*** (1John 2:5-6) But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him. [Romans 8:15-16-17]
(1Jn 2:6) He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.

*** (1John 4:9-to-19) In this the love of God was revealed in us, because God sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him.
(1Jn 4:10) In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation concerning our sins. [John 19:30]
(1Jn 4:11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
(1Jn 4:12) No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us.
(1Jn 4:13) By this we know that we dwell in Him, and He in us, “Because” He has given us of His Spirit. [John 7:38-39 & Romans 8:9 & Ephesians 1:13-14]
(1Jn 4:14) And we have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. [2Corinthains 5:18-to-21]
(1Jn 4:15) Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in Him and he in God. [Romans 10:8-to-13]
(1Jn 4:16) And we have known and believed the love that God has in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
(1Jn 4:17) In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, that as He is, so also we are in this world.
(1Jn 4:18) There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment. He who fears has not been perfected in love. [Hebrews 2:13-14-15]
(1Jn 4:19) We love Him because He first loved us.

*** (Romans 5:1-to-5)  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. [John 14:27 & Isaiah 32:17]
(Rom 5:2) Through Him we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice on the hope of the glory of God. [Hebrews 4:16]
(Rom 5:3) And not only this, but we glory in Afflictions also, knowing that Afflictions work out Patience,
(Rom 5:4) and Patience works out Experience, and Experience works out Hope.
(Rom 5:5) And Hope does Not make us ashamed, Because the Love [Agape] of God has been poured out in our Hearts THROUGH: the Holy Spirit given to us.

What or should I say… WHO… ties all these TRUTHS of Scripture Together in our Hearts…? Dare I say, the Indwelling Holy Spirit of GOD…? Absolutely YES…!  Just as the Scripture SAYS…!

“The Holy Spirit is SALVATION and HE it is that lives in US… that “God Life”… through our Yielded Selves in the Fullness of His Holy Spirit! “Christ In You, the Hope of Glory!” [Colossians 1:27 & 2Corinthains 3:5] That is WHY: it is so very Important TO: “Know, Read, Study & Obey”… His Holy Word: “DAILY [2Corinthains 4:16 & John 15:1-2-3]! Pray without Ceasing [1Thessalonians 5:15] “Continually” that WE allow His Holy Spirit… to Lead US… into all His Holy Truth! What is the Simple Solution…? It is Written…

*** (Luke 10:25-to-28) Just then an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. He asked, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
(Luke 10:26) Jesus answered him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?"
(Luke 10:27) He answered, "You must love the Lord your God with all your HEART, with all your SOUL, with all your STRENGTH, and with all your MIND. [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6] And you must love your neighbor as yourself."
(Luke 10:28) Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live."

How can You do “ANY” of this… Without the… “INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIIT”…?

Answer:You Cannot”…!

Conclusion: “The Indwelling Holy Spirit”… is Salvation!

*** (Romans 8:9) You, however, are not of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit; since God's [Holy] Spirit lives in you. And if anyone ‘does not’ have the Spirit of Christ, he does = ‘NOT’ = belong to Him.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!
Email:  atruth459@yahoo.com  

Monday, May 26, 2014

“The ‘Simplicity & Complexity’ of Salvation in Christ Jesus – 301” …Blog. [3/?]

“The ‘Simplicity & Complexity’ of Salvation in Christ Jesus – 301” …Blog. [3/?]

3.    Principle Three: “The Holy Spirit… What about Biblical “REPENTANCE”…?

True Biblical REPENANCE: is a Function of the Holy Spirit… and the Command of God! In reality, ALL: “Conviction of SIN/SINS”… comes from the Holy Spirit of God…! When we speak the Holy Word of God, to others, the Holy Spirit can take the… “The Sword of the Spirit: The Word of God”… and convict those Hearers. Do You remember the Stoning of Stephen, “Acts 7:57”…? And HOW they… “Stopped their Ears”…? It was Truly the Holy Spirit, taking the testimony of Stephen and Convicting them of the Death of Christ! So it is today, when speaking with other Christians [?], that some will be Offended by the Words You… “Share & Speak”. None Truly Born Again, are offended by the Holy Word of God. IF they have “Unconfessed Sin” or “Practicing Sin” in their Lives: they will be Offended at your words! Simply SPEAK His Holy Word as You are led [Romans 8:14] and allow Him to do the rest!

*** (Jeremiah 1:8) Do not be afraid of their Faces; for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD Jehovah.

*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you shall speak My Words to them, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear, for they are [most] rebellious.

*** (Ephesians 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, The… Holy Spirit: “SWORD of the SPIRIT -> the Word of God”…!

·       The Holy Spirit Convicts the Sinner… John 16:7-to-11.
·       Jesus enlightens the Sinner… John 1:7-to-14.
·       God commands All Mankind to Repent… Acts 17:30-31
·       God gives mankind repentance… 2Timothy 2:25-26.
·       No man can come to God… except He first draw him… John 6:44
·       Each person must be Born Again = by the Holy Spirit of God… John 3:5-6-7.
·       Mankind loves the darkness of sin… John 3:18-19-20.
·       Satan has blinded mankind… 2Corinthains 4:3-4.
·       No good works or law keeping… can save a Person… Titus 3:5 – Ephesians 2:8-9-10.
·       The heart of the person under conviction will respond this way… Acts 9:6.
·       Belief and Confession… bring forth Salvation… Roman 10:9-to-13.
·       Immediately that Salvation is evident by the Holy Spirit… Ephesians 1:4-to-17. Acts 15:8-9…
·       Immediately the Holy Spirit comes to resided in that person… 1Cor 12:13 & Romans 8:9
·       That salvation is permanent… Hebrews 5:9.
·       A real believe has a hunger for the Word of God… Acts 17:11.
·       Salvation is Rejected by Many… Matthew 7:21-22-32, Psalms 14:1, Romans one, and many other verses.
*** (1Corinthains 16:22) If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ; let him be accursed [Damned]. The Lord comes! [Again]

Holy Spirit Conviction - 101

4. Principle FOUR: “The Holy SpiritGIVES: “CONVICTION & REPENTANCE”… to the Unbeliever…!

*** (2Timotny 2:25-26) in meekness instructing those who oppose, if perhaps God will give them Repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth,
(2Ti 2:26) and that they awake out of the snare of the Devil, having been taken captive by him, so as to do the will of that one.

*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to Repentance.

*** (Acts 17:30-31) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now [Strictly] Commands ALL men everywhere to REPENT:
(Acts 17:31)  Because He has appointed a day, in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man [Christ Jesus] Whom: He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto ALL men; in that He [God] has raised Him [Jesus] from the dead. [John 10:17-18]

*** (1Timothy 2:4) Who will have All men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth [John 17:17].

*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to Repentance.

*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore, bring forth Fruits worthy of Repentance; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I [Jesus] say to you; that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Repentance – 101 Blog  [1/6]     

5.    Principle FIVE: “The Holy Spirit is… How we live our “New Life” in Christ Jesus!

*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this Treasure [Romans 8:9] in earthen [our human bodies] vessels; that the excellency of the [His Holy Spirit] Power; may be of God; and –> NOT’ of us.

*** (Zechariah 4:6) Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the Word of the LORD Jehovah to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD Jehovah of Hosts.

*** (John 4:24) God is a Spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth.

*** (Ephesians 5:9) For the Fruit of the [Holy] Spirit consists of every form of Goodness, Righteousness, and “TRUTH”. [2Peter 1:1-to-10]

“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – 101”…Blog. [1/7]

*** (2Corinthains 4:16) For this cause we do Not faint; but though our outward man Perishes, yet the inward man is Being Renewed = Day by Day. [John 15:1-2-3].

*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘you’ call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do ‘Not’ do - what I [Jesus] say? [James 1:22]

“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.

*** (2Timothy 2:15) Do your Best to present yourself to God as an Approved Worker, who has Nothing to be ashamed of, Handling the Word of Truth with Precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

Christ Jesus [Messiah] is Our PASSOVER LAMB of GOD, & Christ Jesus [Messiah] is Our SABBATH [Rest] -> Matthew 11:27-to-30...!
… The TRUE WORSHIP of GOD... is a Function of the HOLY SPIRIT [Rom 8:9] in our Hearts and NOT... of the Day of the Week...! AGAIN…

… TRUE Christianity is “NOT A RELIGION”…! It is a Relationship with GOD, by the “FINISHED WORK of Redemption”… by Christ Jesus [Messiah] the Passover Lamb of GOD [1Corinthains 5:7] The LORD of Lords, and KING of Kings…!

*** (Hebrews 10:12) But this Man [CHRIST JESUS], after He had offered One Sacrifice for sins = FOREVER, = sat Down on the right of God,
(Heb 10:13) from then on expecting = UNTIL = His enemies are made His footstool.
(Heb 10:14) For by ONE Offering He has Perfected = FOREVER = those who are Sanctified.
(Heb 10:15) The Holy Spirit Also is a witness to us; for after He had said before,
(Heb 10:16) "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord; I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
(Heb 10:17) also He adds, "their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more."
(Heb 10:18) Now where Remission of these is, = THERE IS = NO MORE = OFFERING FOR SIN.

“It is ‘Finished!’ – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 201”…Blog. [2/2]
QESTION: Is there any Good in You…? Answer: “NONE”…!

*** (Romans 5:10-11-12) For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
(Rom 5:11) And not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation.
(Rom 5:12) Therefore, even as through one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed on all men inasmuch as all sinned:

We ALL need a Savior… because we are ALL: “Born Sinners”…!  “SIN is the Root”… & “Sins are its Fruit!” No one has to be TAUGHT how to LIE, Cheat or Steal! It is all part of our Sinful Human Nature. Have You ever read thought the book of Romans? As one studies the Holy Word of God: it is revealed just how sinful we really are! NO One can Keep the Laws of God! Old Testament COVENANT Israel did NOT keep the Law of God, and neither can Modern Man!

*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this Treasure [Romans 8:9] in earthen [our human bodies] vessels; that the excellency of the [His Holy Spirit] Power; may be of God; and –> ‘NOT’ of us.

*** (Luke 18:18-19) Then an official asked Jesus, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
(Luke 18:19) Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? Nobody is good except for “One” –> “God”. [Genesis 18:25]

“None good but ‘One’ [God] -101” …Blog.
*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God
(Eph 2:9) and NOT the result of works, lest anyone boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are his masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.

*** (Titus 3:5) NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us; through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

*** (Romans 11:6) But if by Grace, then it is NO more of works; otherwise Grace is no more Grace. But if it is of works, then it is NO more of grace; otherwise work is NO more work.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!
Email:  atruth459@yahoo.com