Friday, July 17, 2009

“The Law of God – 101”…Blog.

“The Law of God – 101”…Blog.

Recently someone asked me… which of the “Laws of God” are we today… ‘To Keep?’ It was a very good question for there seems to be ‘much confusion’ about how God deals with mankind today! Most… ‘have not’ really given any serious thought about it, but will simply respond… “We are under Grace and not under Law!”

(Romans 6:1-2) What should we say, then? = Should we go on sinning = so that = grace may increase?
(Rom 6:2) Of course not! = How can we = who died as far as sin is concerned = go on = living in it?

That is “Only True”… for those that are really His children, having trusted in the… “Finished Work of Christ Jesus”. If you say you are a… “Christian”… and do not know what that means, chances are you… ‘may not really’… be His child! Can you say… “IF” you were to die today… you would spend eternity with God in Heaven… and then… explain “WHY”… from His Word, ‘The Bible?’

(2Corinthians 13:5) Keep examining yourselves = to see whether = you are continuing in = the faith. = Test yourselves! = You know, = do not you, = that Jesus Christ lives in you? = Could it be = that you are failing = the test?

There are those… in certain “Pseudo Christian” groups that keep some of the Old Testament Laws, like the Sabbath. They start out saying, that they are… “Under Grace”… but then mandate that their followers… “Keep the Law”. They only partially explain that to them, leaving them in a state of… ‘Limbo Understanding.’

(2Timothy 3:7) ever learning = and = never able = to come to = the full knowledge =of the Truth.

There are about… Over ‘1100’… Old & New Testament… “Laws = Testimonies = Precepts = Commandments = Judgments = and the like”… Contained in the Word of God. All this is the… “Law of God”… which can be summed up in the Term… “The Word of God!” Which of these do you… ‘Keep’ or… ‘Not Keep’…?

(Luke 4:4) And = Jesus answered = him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that = "man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every = Word of God."

(John 15:10) If you keep = my commandments, = you will abide = in My Love, = just as = I have kept = My Father's commandments = and abide = in His = Love.

You see, “ALL” these… are for us ‘to know’ the… “Mind of God”… so that we may live in the “Fear of God”… “Through and In”… “The Love of God”. Wow! You may say… that it is impossible for one… to know all those! Think Not? I have a friend who has an… “IPOD”… with over 15oo-songs! She picked each one and added it to her… ‘IPOD!’ She knows… ‘each one’… by heart!

How about the… Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers and Accountants that… “Know and Implement”… Thousands of Medicines, Procedures and Financial Laws and Guidelines, Etc…? Each one in their Vocation… “Picks and Chooses”… what they want and need… “Pursuant” to the success of their endeavors! …“You simply… ‘Choose to Serve’… that which… ‘You’… Love!”

(Hebrews 5:9) And = being perfected, = He [Christ Jesus] = became = the Author of =eternal salvation = to all those = who obey = Him,

Eternal Salvation in Christ… is ‘not dependant’ on the keeping of the Word of God! Salvation ‘is not’… God… with a set of Scales… Weighing your… “Good works and deeds”… against your… “Bad Ones!” Salvation is simply… “God’s Holy Spirit”… indwelling that person… Man or Woman, Boy or Girl. You child is still your child, even IF… they do Bad or Good… and so it is with God.

(Hebrews 12:7) If = you = endure Chastening, = God = deals with you = as with sons, = for = what son is he = whom the Father = does not = Chasten?
(Heb 12:8) But = if = you are = without chastisement, = of which = all are partakers, = then you are = bastards = and = not = His = sons.

God will Always… “Spank or Chasten”… those that are ‘Really’, His children. It is for our own good. Those that are ‘Not’ really His children… He leaves them to themselves and the result of their… “Own Choices!” Their judgment will come when we are… “All”… Judged before Him… by “His Word”… at the end of the World. See… “John 12:44-to-50”.

(Romans 12:1) I therefore urge you, = brothers [Christians], = in view of God's mercies, = to offer = your bodies [Mind, Will & Emotions] = as living sacrifices = that are = holy and pleasing = to God, = for this is = the reasonable way = for you to worship [God].

Do you ‘Read & Study’… the Word of God, The Bible… “Daily?” If you are really His child, do ‘You’ want to Please… “Him” = “God” = in everything you… Think, Say and Do…? That is a tough question, isn’t it? I find myself… turning off a TV program or even a Video… because of content. It is your love for God… that drives you to ‘Please’… “Him in and by… your Obedience To Him… and to His Word!” Why Daily…? See… “2Corinthians 4:16”.

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

(James 1:22) Keep on being = doers of the Word, = and not = merely hearers = who = deceive themselves.

Now before you… tell me, I will tell You! We should all know the… “10-Commandments.” There are those, who will argue over, keeping “The Sabbath”. IF… you will simply take your Bible concordance and look at… “Every Reference for the Sabbath”… you will see this… overlying thought… “God wants our Worship!” He simply provided a methodology for doing so by setting apart one day a week. My Question to You is Simply… “Do you seek, God. Daily… as Christ Jesus Did…? That is Worship!

(Mark 1:35) And in the morning, = rising up a great while before day, = He [Jesus] = went out, = and = departed into a solitary place, = and = there prayed [Worshipped].

(Mark 2:27) Then He [Jesus] = said to them, = "The Sabbath = was made for people, = not people = for the Sabbath.

Well how about… All those “Dietary Laws?” Those were given to God’s Chosen People… “Israel”. The NT Believer has in the Scriptures… the mandate about “Dietary Laws”… dealt with by the early Church in… “Acts 15:22-to-29” = “Acts 21:25” = “Acts 10:9-to-16” Did you notice that the Apostles… said nothing about keeping the Sabbath… Either!

So what about… Keeping… “The Word of God”… i.e. “The Law of God?” Simple Answer… “You do what you do out of Love for God… in and through… Your Obedience… To His Word, The Bible! Perhaps a better way to illustrate this is to share with you what God taught me? Before reading this verse… I never practiced what it said. …“Once shown this verse… I do “Obey” this verse… each and every time I… “Study, Pray or Worship!

(2Chronicles 12:14) And he did the evil = because = he did not = prepare his heart = to seek Jehovah God.

(John 15:3) Now you = are clean = through = the Word = which I [Jesus] = have spoken = to you.

Living out the Word… in your life… simply shows Your… “Love for God!” Christ Jesus had His most ‘grief and conflict’ with the… “Religious Pharisees and Scribes”… than with the sinners. They “Only”… knew the Word in their “Heads”… and… “Not In their Hearts!” Are we like that today? Do we here in America… think that ‘God’ is on our side… “When we are NOT… on HIS?”

(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.

(Acts 17:11) These people = were more receptive = than those in Thessalonica. = They were = very willing = to receive the message, = and = every day = they = carefully examined = the Scriptures = to see if those things = were so.

One last Question…? After reading this… where will the “Blessed Word of God”… take “Priority”… in Your Life? Will You now… make it a part of Your… “Daily Lifestyle?” IF you… have no desire to… perhaps I may suggest… that “You”… ‘Really Do Not Know… “The God of His Word?” IF… you love Jesus… THEN… you will Love His Word!

(2Peter 3:18) But = grow in grace = and = in knowledge of our = Lord and Savior = Jesus Christ. = To Him = be the glory, = both now = and = to the day of eternity. = Amen.

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

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