“By Application – 201” …Blog.
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him, = "It is written, = 'One must ‘not’ live on bread alone, = but on every = Word of God.'" [Matthew 4:4]*** (Ephesians 5:9) For = the fruit of the Spirit = consists of every form of = goodness, = righteousness, = and Truth.
(Eph 5:10) Proving what pleases the Lord, [Acts 17:11]
(Eph 5:11) and = have ‘nothing’ to do = with the unfruitful works of darkness. = Instead, = ‘expose’ them for what they are.
Many who are Christians… ‘Do Not’ use their Bibles; the Holy Word of God… by ‘Application’. They have ‘heard’ The Gospel… and believed it; but ‘Do Not’… know how else to use; God’s Holy Word by “Application”. In Luke 4:4 [above], Christ Jesus makes it quite clear that we are to USE… ‘All’ of the Holy Word of God… for “Life and Godliness”. Many ‘do not’ and ‘will not’ study the Word; to see of its ‘Applications’. Because God gave us His Holy Word… it is there, for our “Learning and Application”. We can learn by ‘our’ mistakes… “OR”… we can learn by the mistakes… of ‘Others!’
*** (Matthew 11:29-30) Take My [Jesus] yoke on you = and ‘learn’ of Me, = for I am meek and lowly in heart, = and you shall find rest = to your souls.
(Mat 11:30) For My yoke is easy, = and My burden is light.
*** (Romans 15:4) For whatever things = were written before = were written for our ‘learning’, = so that ‘we’ = through patience and comfort = of the Scriptures = might have hope.
*** (1Peter 1:13-to-16) Therefore = girding up the loins of your mind, = being sober, = perfectly hope for the grace = being brought to you = ‘at’ the revelation of Jesus Christ,
(1Pet 1:14) as ‘obedient’ children, = ‘not’ fashioning yourselves = according to the ‘former’ lusts = in your ‘ignorance’,
(1Pet 1:15) but according to = the Holy One = Who has called you, = you also ‘become’ holy = in ‘all’ conduct,
(1Pet 1:16) because = it is written, = "Be holy, = for I [God] = am holy."
Do you ‘understand’ Holiness…? God originally called the Nation Israel… to be His Witnesses of “HIS Holiness”… in every manner of “Life & Godliness”. The Word… gave His chosen… a lifestyle to be His Holy Representatives… to a lost and dying world. In this age of “Grace for Salvation”; ‘many’ have cast aside the Holy Word of God; wrongly believing that the Law was done away with. The Law of God was ‘never’ intended to bring about… “JUSTIFICATON!” The OT Sacrifices and Precepts and States and Ordinances and yes even the Passover… all pointed to Christ Jesus… and His; “Once for All Time = Sacrifice for all mankind!” But that is and was a… “Conditional Sacrifice!” Do you know those conditions? “John 7:38-39!”
*** (Hebrews 10:12-to-18) But this Man [Christ], = after He had offered = one sacrifice for [all] 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 [Jesus] =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 [new] covenant = that I will make with them = after those days, = says the Lord [God]; = 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.
*** (Matthew 22:37) Jesus said to him, = You shall love the Lord your God = with all your heart, = and = with all your soul, = and = with all your mind.
*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven and the earth = ‘shall’ pass away, = but My Words [OT & NT] = shall ‘Not’ = pass away.
*** (Hebrews 5:9) And being perfected, = He [Christ Jesus] = became the Author of = “Eternal Salvation = to ‘all’ those = who “OBEY” = Him,
Forgiveness – 101 …Blog.
Why would the Holy Spirit ‘Say’… “(Heb 10:16) "This is the [new] covenant = that I will make with them = after those days, = says the Lord [God]; = I will put “My Laws” = into their ‘hearts’, = and = in their ‘minds’ = I will write them,” What are those “MY LAWS”… that He has written in the Holy Word of God…? Did you ever think… that it may be for… “Application?” We are “Justified before God = By the Precious Blood of Christ Jesus… the Passover Lamb of God… for Salvation! But the “Law of God”… has a “Higher Standard”… under God’s Grace and Mercy!
*** (Exodus 20:14) You = shall not = commit adultery [any sexual sin].
*** (Matthew 5:28) But I [Jesus] = say to you that = whoever ‘looks’ on a woman = to ‘lust’ after her = has already ‘committed’ adultery = with her = ‘in’ his heart.
*** (Exodus 20:17) You shall ‘not covet’ = your neighbor's house. = You shall ‘not covet’ = your neighbor's wife, = nor his manservant, = nor his maidservant, = nor his ox, = nor his ass, = nor ‘anything’ that is your neighbor's.
*** (Romans 7:7) What shall we say then? = Is the law sin? = God forbid. = Nay, = I had not known sin, = but by the law: = for I had not known lust, = except the law had ‘said’, = You shall ‘not covet’.
*** (Ephesians 6:6) Do not do this = only while being watched = in order to please them, = but be like slaves of Christ = who do God's will [word] = from the ‘heart’.
The Law of God… in the Word of God; in the “OT”… dealt with ‘outside’ actions. In the NT, Under… “God’s Grace & Mercy of the New Covenant”… the Law of God is “Amplified and Finalized”… by your ‘heart’ response… to His Holy Word! This ‘fact’ is not preached… nor is it taught in most churches in America. Say it isn’t SO…? Most churches do not deal with SIN/SINS… as commanded under the Holy Word of God. Will you believe the Scriptures…? Do you need Proof…?
*** (1Corinthians 5:9-to-13) I wrote to you in my letter = to stop associating with = people who are sexually immoral-
(1Co 5:10) ‘not’ at all meaning = the people of this world = who are immoral, = or greedy people, = robbers, = or idolaters. = If that case = you would have to = leave this world.
(1Co 5:11) But now I am writing to you = to ‘stop’ associating = with any so-called brother = if = he is sexually immoral, = greedy, = an idolater, = a slanderer, = a drunk, = or a robber. = With such a person = you = must even = stop eating.
(1Co 5:12) After all, = is it my business to judge = outsiders [no]? = You are = to judge = those who are inside, = aren't you?
(1Co 5:13) God will judge outsiders. = "Put that wicked man = away from you."
*** (Luke 17:3) Take heed to yourselves. = If your brother = trespasses against you, = rebuke him. = And if he repents, = forgive him.
*** (Galatians 6:1) Brothers, = if a man is overtaken in a fault, = you the spiritual ones = restore such a one = in the spirit of meekness, = considering yourself, = lest you also be tempted.
*** (Matthew 18:15-16-17) "If your brother = sins against you, = go and confront him = while the two of you are alone. = If he listens to you, = you have won back = your brother.
(Matt 18:16) But if he doesn't listen, = take one or two others = with you = so that 'every word may be confirmed = by the testimony = of two or three witnesses.'
(Matt 18:17) If, however, = he ignores them, = tell it to the congregation. = If he also ignores the congregation, = regard him as a gentile and a tax collector.
Eight Part Blog = The Law of God - 101
Those that ‘Preach & Teach’… that the Law of God… was ‘done away’ with; by God’s Grace; in the NT… are the very ones… who ‘will not’ hold each other… “Accountable to this New Testament Standard! By “Application” these “Same Spiritual Principles”… are held forth in the OT Law, Precepts, Statutes, Ordinances and yes even; the “Fear of the Lord!” They ‘grace away’ any sin in their own lives… and in the lives of; their Christian friends and acquaintances. When was the last time… you read thorough those; ‘First Five Books in the Bible’… and looked for what God ‘says’… is Holiness… in those Scriptures…?
“By Application”…? How about after reading this blog; you simply ask “Jesus”… if His Holy Word, the OT Law has been done away with… “For Application to Life?” Then take some time and start to ‘Read & Study’… the OT scriptures and see where they “Apply to Life”… in the NT…? You will be surprised to see how you can apply God’s OT Law… “To ‘Everyday’ Life!” The OT Law was not give to earn salvation… but its “Application” to the NT Believer… will simply improve your Spiritual Thinking…! Where do you think… most of our human laws… are based on…?
*** (Exodus 20:15) You = shall not = steal.
*** (Ephesians 4:28) Let him who = stole = steal no more, = but rather let him labor, = working with his hands = the thing which is good, = so that he ‘may have’ = something to give = to him who ‘needs’.
*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you, = when you shall have done = ‘all those things’ = which are commanded = you, say, = We are unprofitable servants: = we have done that = which was = our ‘duty’ = to do.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.