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We Walk By Faith Not Sight

People often say God shows them things or signs, they think they see signs everywhere, whether it is in the sky above them or the ground beneath them, some even claim to see them in their food.  For instance I recently have seen several people claiming to have seen God’s hands in the clouds.  But this is just not what Scripture tells us is happening today.  Christ tells us in 2 Corinthians that we are to walk by faith not sight, that means we are to trust what God’s word says and have faith that it is true not be looking for physical, visible signs. 

It’s true that in times past God did sometimes speak to certain people and give them visible signs in both the heavens and on Earth.  For instance he gave Moses many signs as he brought Israel as a nation out of Egypt and through the wilderness.  Then later he spoke to and gave his prophets signs for the nation of Israel as well.  Jesus in his earthly ministry and Peter on the day of Pentecost both talked about signs in the heavens that would occur during the last days leading up to and during Daniels 70th week as well. 

But all of these signs and messages have one thing in common, they are all to do with the nation of Israel – they are signs to Israel that confirm prophecies or things spoken to them by God.  They are never random messages or signs that only make sense much later in retrospect.  All through Scripture when these signs and messages occur they are to for and about Israel and have to do with God’s promises to them, they are never to the gentiles and nation’s or about them although occasionally a gentile or nation may see or be used to deliver a message to God’s chosen nation Israel.

“For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:” — 1 Corinthians 1:22 KJV

The one time anything related to Gentiles was seen in heaven was when the glorified risen Christ shined down on a Jewish Pharisee named Saul, who became known as Paul, and saved him by grace alone on that Damascus Road one day. But that was much more than just a sign in the sky, that was God Almighty pouring out his glorious grace on the world apart from the nation of Israel by saving a Jewish man who was also a Roman citizen – the perfect man for what God was about to do.

“And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:” — Acts 9:3 KJV

Israel and her promised Kingdom was put on hold and God revealed the secret he had kept hidden in himself since before the world began.  Before “Let there be light.” God had cooked up the most amazing plan ever to reconcile both heaven (which was already unclean in His sight) and Earth in Christ.  The Earth through Israel which was spoken of ever since the world began starting in Genesis and will be fulfilled in the future beginning with the promised Davidic kingdom of Christ on Earth.  The heavens though, they get restored in Christ through the Body of Christ which God is forming of all who trust Christ for their salvation today and are made members of his body. 

“Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” — Ephesians 2:11-13 KJV

Each and every person today who believes that Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again for their justification before God is instantly and eternally saved. Then they are sealed by the Holy Spirit into Christ, made a new creature in him, a member of his body. It is a gift of grace by God and all we have to do is accept that Jesus Christ did it all, paid it all and it is finished.  In that instant we are saved, sealed and seated in Christ. It’s by grace through faith.

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” — 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” — Ephesians 1:7 KJV

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” — Ephesians 1:13 KJV

God will pick back up with Israel after the body of Christ is caught up and Daniels 70th week begins in the future. At that time salvation by grace through faith alone for all will end and salvation will once again be of the Jew on a faith plus works basis such as we see in Acts 2:38 and 3:19.  Unlike today when God is dealing with men individually and saving us one by one, in the future salvation will be through Israel and the only way for Gentiles to be saved will be for them to become a Jew or to bless Israel in some way.  And since the Jew requires a sign then God will begin giving them what they require, signs and wonders.

Today we have no signs and wonders occurring.  Scripture is very clear that today we walk by faith and not by sight.  We are to lean upon the word of God as our means of interpreting the world around us and knowing God’s will for our lives.  We are to study to understand what he is doing by rightly dividing the word of truth.  All of Scripture is true, it is all God’s word, but it isn’t all in effect at every moment.  Salvation is always by faith and the shed blood of Christ but the means of showing that faith and obtaining access to that salvation changes. 

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” — 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

For instance Noah had a salvation plan given to him – build an ark.  Abraham was told to leave his father’s land, trust God and wait for a child then to sacrifice that child.  All through out the Old Testament we see how God gave different instructions to each person along the way and how the action required to show their faith is different. Israel as a nation had to do certain things such as get water baptized and confess their sins of rejecting God, killing their Messiah and blaspheming the Holidays Spirit to be saved and enter their future kingdom. Their program will again be filled with signs that verify and prove all the prophecies that God gave that have yet to be fulfilled.

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” — 1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV

But today God’s will is that all men be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth by grace alone through faith alone.  We don’t get signs, wonders or miracles.  For a time while Paul was receiving from Christ the revelations that would become and compete our Scriptures their were signs and miracles occuring such as tongues (actual foreign languages not nonsensical babbling like some teach today), prophecies (confirmation of revelations given to confirm what was Scripture and what was faked lies), and healings (signs done by Paul to counter those by Peter and the 11 to provoke the Jew to jealousy and believing the gospel of the grace of God and becoming a member of the body of Christ.  The signs and wonders done at the beginning of the age of grace ceased though in time.  By the time the last book of Scripture, 2 Timothy,  is penned by Paul the signs and miracles have ceased because that which is perfect – the completed word of God, the Bible – was come.  That’s why Paul told Timothy to take wine medicinally and why he left Trophimus sick in Miletum instead of just healing them. 

“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.” — 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 KJV

Because we have the completed word of God today we don’t need to look for signs in the earth or the sky or listen and seek for a word from God.  He has already given us all the words he wants us to have in the Bible.  If you speak English they are found in the King James Bible and that is our final authority, where we go to know what God is doing and what we need to do. We have faith that it is enough and we walk in that faith and assurance.  We don’t look for signs or for God to show us things (notice those things are only clear in retrospect when in Scripture they are clear immediately and do not have to be made to fit a situation) we read His word and walk by faith in it.  The reading is our sight and if we want to hear God speak read it aloud.

Grace and peace.

Posted in Salvation

Every Body Has an Expiration Date!

Everything and everybody  has an expiration date, including you. Which is why it is so important that every single one of us is absolutely certain of where they will go when that expiration date is up – eternal with God in Christ in heaven or eternal life in hell and the lake of fire where the worm dieth not.  We are all guilty before God, sinners bound for hell by birth.  Scripture tells us that all have sinned and that the wages of that sin is death.  That sin separates us from God who is holy, perfect and can not have sin where He is. He didn’t want it to be that way, He made man to fellowship with that’s why he walked with Adam in the garden, but when Adam rebelled and sinned  closeness and connection was broken.  God knew before he spoke this world into creation it would so way back then He came up with a plan to fix what Adam would bring on the world about to be created.  He planned one day to become a man, to put meat on, and live a perfect sinless life then at just the right time he would go to the Cross and die to pay for the sins of all mankind, he’d be buried and rose the third day alive, victorious over death and the grave offering complete and total justification to all who believe that today.  It’s that simple to know where you will go when your expiration date comes, just believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins was buried and rose again for your justification before God and that very instant you are saved, sealed and seated in heavenly places spiritually in Christ.  It is a done deal and nothing you do or don’t do from that moment on can ever change that.  It is finished, you are saved and heaven will be your eternal home.

Romans 3:23 KJV — For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 5:12 KJV — Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Romans 6:23 KJV — For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:15 KJV — But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Romans 4:4-5 KJV “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

Ephesians 1:7 & 13 KJV “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;… In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” — Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

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The Real Gift of God

I tend to marvel this time of year  over the way God orchestrated putting on meat and becoming man  and dwelling among us, with us, as one of us – but perfect, sinless, as God.  From the incarnation of God in flesh at the conception in a virgin in late December to using a pagan heathen king and his whims to get Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem the following September during the Feast of Trumpets to fullfil prophecies given hundreds of years earlier that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.  A birth that was basically normal, albeit it was God in the flesh in the form of an infant, it wasn’t the real miracle. The real miracle is that God put meat on and became man at all.  That he humbled himself to be one of us in all that entails from conception to the Cross he lived it all. God put on our humanity, that thought amazes me and he did it at the conception not the birth.  A conception that has nothing to do with what we call Christmas today with the trees and gifts and hustle and bustle and everything to do with what God would do one day when he went to the Cross and died to pay for the sins of the world.  All we have to do is accept that payment by believing that Christ, God the Son, died for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried and rose the third day according to the Scriptures for our justification before God the Father. The instant we believe completely, trust completely and solely in Christ’s death burial and resurrection for our salvation we are saved, sealed by the Holy Spirit into Christ and seated with Him spiritually in heavenly places.  That’s what I celebrate not just in late December when the conception occurred but every single day.

So to all of you my prayer today and everyday is that you but your trust in Christ, God in the flesh and believe that his death burial and resurrection alone is all that God requires and be saved.  Then rest in that salvation knowing that you are saved eternally – you can’t loose it or give it up because you did nothing but to earn it, God did it all in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ His Son and he made you a member of the Body of Christ. Let that truth grip your heart and soul and live in it. Live knowing that the Creator of the universe now lives in you, let that lead and guide you as you study his word in the King James Bible and begin to understand it His way. By letting it say what it says, look at who is speaking to whom and when and why they are speaking.  Realize that God has a magnifying plan for you as a member of Christ’s body a plan only found in the parts of the Bible about the Body of Christ – Romans through Philemon.  You’re His Ambassador on Earth now, you represent Him so learn what He would have you to do and then do it. Live in and for and by Christ and share the gift of His grace with others.  It’s the real gift, the only gift that matters eternally.

Grace and peace today and everyday, and remember Jesus loves you so much He died for you. Just trust Him.

Romans 3:23 KJV — For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 5:12 KJV — Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Romans 6:23 KJV — For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:15 KJV — But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Romans 4:4-5 KJV “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you ❗the gospel ❗which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,❗ how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”❗

Ephesians 1:7 & 13 KJV “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;... In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ❗ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”❗

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” — Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

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Satan’s Big Knockoff


“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, 👉which deceiveth the whole world:👈 …” — Revelation 12:9 KJV

Satan is a deceiver out to deceive the whole world. He has a knockoff or counterfeit for everything the Lord has and tries to pass his cheap copy off as truth at every opportunity. That’s one reason Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:11 to “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” As saints we need to know if we have the real thing or a knockoff if we are to avoid being deceived.

For example there’s a holiday that is celebrated every year called Christmas which Satan has used to deceived the world, including many in the Body of Christ, into believing is the birthday of Jesus Christ.

It’s not and scripture proves that if we just study it. Hint: Luke 1 tells of John the Baptist’s daddy, Zachariah, serving his week long course of Abia in the Temple, that’s the Greek word for Abijah from 1 Chronicles 24:10. The Jewish religious year begins on Passover which is the 3rd week of April so count forward 8 weeks from the end of Passover week and that puts you in late June for when Zachariah went home at the end of his course and Elizabeth conceived John. Six months later Mary was visited by the Angel Gabriel and Jesus was conceived. Just for the record that means a conception, not birth, occurred in late December. The birth of Jesus Christ occured not in late December but in late September, during the Feast of Trumpets.

But the deceiver doesn’t want us focusing on the real miracle of late December so one of Satan’s biggest knockoffs, the Catholic Church, took the real miracle of a virgin conceiving that Holy Thing of God and twisted it to be about what was really an ordinary birth that occurred 9 months later in late September. They call it the mass of Christ but really it’s just taking the beautiful truth of Jesus birth steeping it in idolatry and pagan traditions then calling Christmas to make religious people buy it hook line and sinker

Christmas is bad enough but that deceiver Satan and his Catholic Church have also supplied us with another even more insidious knockoff linked to this fake birthday of Jesus, Saint Nicolas, better known as Santa Claus. Look at all the ways this vile knockoff attempts to imitate the real thing, the Lord Jesus Christ and not just imitate Jesus Christ in general but in a very specific way as you will see.

  1. Psalm 48:1-4 the city of the great King is in the North, Santa lives in the North.

“Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” — Psalm 48:2 KJV

  1. John 4:24 God is a Spirit. We also have the spirit of Christmas.

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” — John 4:24 KJV

  1. Psalm 139:7-12 God is present everywhere. We tell our children that Santa is everywhere watching them.

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” — Psalm 139:7 KJV

  1. Romans 11:33 God has all wisdom. Santa has all wisdom.

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” — Romans 11:33 KJV

  1. Isaiah 46:8-14 God knows all. Santa knows all.

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:” — Isaiah 46:10 KJV

  1. Acts 1:9-11 Jesus returns in the clouds. Santa comes in the air.

“Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” — Acts 1:11 KJV

  1. Revelation 19:11-14 Christ returns on a white horse. Santa rides on a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” — Revelation 19:11 KJV

  1. Revelation 19:13 Christ returns with a red and white outfit (he is clothed in a white robe which is dipped in blood think about that.) Santa has a red and white outfit.

“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” — Revelation 19:13 KJV

  1. Luke 17:34 Christ comes at night. Santa comes at night.

“I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.” — Luke 17:34 KJV

  1. Revelation 20:12 Christ keeps a record of all the works that are done. Santa keeps a record of all the good and bad you have done.

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” — Revelation 20:12 KJV

  1. Revelation 11:10 there is a time when gifts are exchanged. Santa has a time when gifts are given.

“And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.” — Revelation 11:10 KJV

  1. Revelation 1:14 & Isaiah 50:4 Christ has white hair when he returns and a beard when he was on earth. Santa has white hair and a beard.

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” — Revelation 1:14 KJV

“I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” — Isaiah 50:6 KJV

  1. Ephesians 2:8 Christ is a giver of gifts. Santa is a giver of gifts.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” — Ephesians 2:8 KJV

  1. Hebrews 4:16 believers come boldly unto the throne of grace. Believers in Santa approach his throne and ask for what is wanted.

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” — Hebrews 4:16 KJV

  1. Ephesians 6:1-3 the Word commands children to obey their parents. Santa tells children to obey their parents.

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” — Ephesians 6:1 KJV

  1. Luke 12:40 the hour of His coming is a mystery. Santa coming is a mystery.

“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” — Luke 12:40 KJV

  1. Mark 10:14 Christ tells the children to come to him. Santa tells the children to come to him.

“But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” — Mark 10:14 KJV

  1. Zechariah 2:6 the Lord says Ho; ho. Santa says Ho, ho, ho.

“Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.” — Zechariah 2:6 KJV

  1. Mark 6:3 Jesus was a carpenter. Santa builds toys.

“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.” — Mark 6:3 KJV

  1. Revelation 19:6 Christ is all-powerful (omnipotent). Santa is all-powerful. He can deliver all the toys to the entire world in one night.

“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” — Revelation 19:6 KJV

  1. Jeremiah 10:1-4 the heathen had a custom of cutting down a tree and decking it with silver and gold. Santa leaves our gifts under a tree that has been decorated.

“For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” — Jeremiah 10:3-4 KJV

Do not be deceived by the Deceivers vile trickery. Christmas was never about Christ Jesus and Santa really is just Satan imitating Christ at his second coming in the future. What better way to get people not to believe that Christ will come again than to get well meaning Christians to lie to their children habitually about a cheap knock off of Christ coming to establish His kingdom on the throne of David. After generations of this lie being perpetrated along with others now the world scoffs and buys the lies Satan has given us about his many ways to get to heaven: Do good works; be baptized, believe in God, be a member of a church, etc. And the world is going to hell alone with many religious folks called Christians.

According to God’s word for this age there is ONLY ONE way to heaven and that is to truly believe that Christ died for your sins, that he was buried and that he rose again the third day (I Corinthians 15:1-4). The instant you just believe that, you are saved eternally, sealed and seated in Christ.

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What’s Missing?

Try as you might the completed Cross work of Christ is missing from the gospel preached by Jesus on Earth, John the Baptist, the twelve apostles, as found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well as Acts. That’s because the gospel they all preached was a kingdom gospel to the nation of Israel only, not to the Gentiles. Repeatedly we see Jesus sending the disciples only to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”and on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 when Peter preaches it is a kingdom gospel to Jews only. Just look closely at who he addresses:

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

Acts 2:14 KJV

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Acts 2:22 KJV

Even Jesus in His last orders before His ascension said to go to Israel first and the rest of the world only after Israel accepted their Messiah.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 1:8 KJV

That’s because under the kingdom gospel salvation is of the Jew, it comes to the Gentiles through Israel. God separated the world into Jew and Gentile, Circumcision and Uncircumcision, taking Israel as His chosen nation, and basically leaving the world to it’s own ways which it wants anyway. That’s why in Matthew 15:22-28 (and Mark 7:25-29) Jesus tells the Canaanite woman He was sent first to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. It’s not that He doesn’t love her or care about her situation but He knows the plan and He’s sticking to it.

So what was the Gospel preached by Christ and the Twelve : basically Acts 2:38. Repent and be baptized… It was a faith plus works salvation. It was faith in Jesus’ name, that He was God, the Messiah and thus keeping His commandments and doing certain activities to prove or identify with Him. And no where does it mention the Cross, His death for our sins, or His resurrection. However they are found in Paul’s gospel found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, just read this glorious word of truth in 3-4.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3‭-‬4 KJV

That is what saves us today, belief in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection alone. When we believe this we are instantly saved, sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption:

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 1:13 KJV

…whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Ephesians 4:30 KJV

You won’t find that in Acts or the four Gospels or the red letters, you will only find it in Paul’s epistles, the books of Romans through Philemon, written specifically to us today in this the Dispensation of the grace of God. Today’s it all about God’s grace when there is no Jew or Gentile, just a world full of lost people whom God is saving by the riches of His grace when they put their faith in the faithfulness of His Son who died for their sins, was buried to forever remove them and rose again the third day for their justification. Proving once and for all that it was finished. This was only given to Paul when he was saved on the road to Damascus, when Christ himself shone down from heavens glory and saved the chief of sinners by His grace and made him the apostle to the Gentiles and the first member of the new creation the body of Christ. Christ gave Paul the mystery that had been hidden in God since before the world began, His ultimate master plan. The kingdom gospel of Israel was part of prophecy which had been preached since the world began – it’s basically the whole Bible except Paul’s 13 Epistles, and it ain’t about us or to us. Sure we can learn from it all because if we don’t we won’t understand God’s full plan to reconcile both earth and heaven back under His government. (This is getting long so I will explain more about that later.) But we get our doctrine and our gospel, our Salvation information from Paul’s epistles alone.

See God gave Israel three chances to truly believe and obey Him, and they blew it each time. When they went in the land way back when they asked for a king thus rejecting God, then when His Son their Messiah came they killed Him, and finally when the Holy Spirit came to them they blasphemed Him at the stoning of Stephen. And thus, one, two, three strikes your out! Well, in time out anyway while God offers salvation to the world without Israel instead by forming the Body of Christ which will be caught up to heaven to be forever with Christ there one day, we get heaven. When that happens God will pick back up with Israel again and finish His prophetic plan which will be the establishing of the Kingdom of Christ on Earth fulfilling all the prophetic promises made throughout Israel’s history.

I know that’s different than what most of us have heard in Church where we have been taught the church began at Pentecost (actually the church of the kingdom gospel already existed and was just added to that day and it wasn’t us the body of Christ), and that we are saved by Peters gospel but that’s just not true. Most people today miss the truth and fail to truly understand how to really be saved today because they don’t read their Bible the right way. They don’t follow the instructions Christ told Paul to write to Timothy:

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

They don’t rightly divide the Bible, they just think every word on every page is to them, about them, for them, they want it all. They fail to recognize the differences and distinctions God put in His word to enable us to understand what He expects of us. That failure is dangerous, it is causing many to be led astray by following the wrong plan of salvation! Please read your Bible starting not in the beginning or the Gospels but go to Romans and start there as that’s the first book all about, to and for you. It’s the book you will find the doctrine for today, what God expects of you and then read on to the end of Philemon before reading the rest of Scripture. Making sure to pay attention to who is writing, whom their are writing to, when , why and what they are saying. You have to rightly divide the word to really understand (for the record you already do this with every other book or writing you have ever read.). Okay. If you have any questions or wanna just talk about this comment below or shoot me a message.

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My All In All

Christ: My All in All
Christ IN you – the hope of Glory (Colossians 1:27)

GOD’S WORD SAYS:

I WAS: Ungodly Romans 5:6
A Sinner Romans 5:8
God’s Enemy Romans 5:10
Condemned Romans 5:18
Under Death’s Penalty Romans 6:23
Cursed Galatians 3:10
Dead in Sin Ephesians 2:1

I AM: Crucified with Christ Galatians 2:20
Buried with Christ Colossians 2:12
Risen with Christ Colossians 12
Alive with Christ Colossians 2:13
Ascended with Christ Ephesians 2:6
Seated with Christ Ephesians 2:6
Join-Heir with Christ Romans 8:17
Indwelt by the Father Ephesians 4:6
Indwelt by the Son Colossians 1:27
Indwelt by the Holy Spirit I Corinthians 3:16
Beloved of God Romans 1:7
A Saint Romans 1:7
Dead to Sin Romans 6:2,11
Under Grace Romans 6:14
Eternal Romans 6:23
Free from Condemnation Romans 8:1,34
A Son of God Romans 8:14
Foreknown Romans 8:29
Predestinated Romans 8:30
Called Romans 8:30
Justified Romans 8:30
Glorified Romans 8:30
More than a Conqueror Romans 8:37
In Fellowship I Corinthians 1:9
The Temple of God I Corinthians 3:16
Washed I Corinthians 6:11
Sanctified I Corinthians 6:11
A Member of His Body I Corinthians 12:27
Victorious I Corinthians 15:57
Triumphant II Corinthians 2:14
A New Creature II Corinthians 5:17
Reconciled II Corinthians 5:18
Ambassador II Corinthians 5:20
The Righteousness of God II Corinthians 5:21
Rich II Corinthians 8:9
Redeemed from the Curse of the Law Galatians 3:13
Adopted Galatians 4:5
Free Galatians 5:1
Called unto Liberty Galatians 5:13
Blessed Ephesians 1:3
Chosen Ephesians 1:4
Holy Ephesians 1:4
Without Blame Ephesians 1:4
Accepted Ephesians 1:6
Sealed Ephesians 1:13
Saved by Grace Ephesians 2:8
His Workmanship Ephesians 2:10
Fellowcitizen Ephesians 2:19
Delivered from the Power of Darkness Colossians 1:13
Translated in the Kingdom of the Son Colossians 1:13
Complete Colossians 2:10
Circumcised without Hands Colossians 2:11
Forgiven All Trespasses Colossians 2:13
Elect Colossians 3:12
Delivered from the Wrath to Come I Thessalonians 1:10
Not Appointed to Wrath I Thessalonians 5:9
Saved II Timothy 1:9

I HAVE: Peace with God Romans 5:1
Now Received the Atonement Romans 5:11
The Mind of Christ I Corinthians 2:16
All Spiritual Blessings Ephesians 1:6
Obtained an Inheritance Ephesians 1:11
Hope Laid Up in Heaven Colossians 1:5
An Holy Calling II Timothy 1:9

I SHALL BE: Confirmed unto the End I Corinthians 1:8

HE IS: My Wisdom I Corinthians 1:30
My Righteousness I Corinthians 1:30
My Sanctification I Corinthians 1:30
My Redemption I Corinthians 1:30
My Victory I Corinthians 15:57
My Peace Ephesians 2:14
My Hope Colossians 1:27
My Completion Colossians 2:10

Thus THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS MY LIFE!
Colossians 3:4

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THE KJV REMINDS US OF OUR ROOTS

Just as these bridges are made from live roots and provide support and security, so has God intertwined His living words into the English language and culture forever!

The King James Bible is supposedly written in an ‘old and archaic language’ that people today have trouble understanding, but please notice how so many of our modern sayings come from between it’s covers. Hundreds could be presented, but we’ll limit ourselves to seventy-five. Article continues at the end of the list.

1. Genesis 4:2-5: can’t get blood from a turnip

2. Genesis 7: don’t miss the boat

3. Genesis 11:7-9: babbling

4. Genesis 15:5: teller

5. Genesis 43:34: mess (of food)

6. Exodus 19:16-18: holy smoke

7. Exodus 28:42: britches

8. Exodus 32:8: holy cow

9. Leviticus 2:14: roast ears

10. Leviticus 13:10: the quick (raw flesh)

11. Leviticus 14:5-6: running water

12. Leviticus 16:8: scapegoat

13. Leviticus 25:10: Liberty Bell

14. Numbers 21:5: light bread

15. Numbers 35:2-5: suburb

16. Deuteronomy 2:14: wasted him

17. Deuteronomy 24:5: cheer up

18. Deuteronomy 32:10: apple of his eye

19. Judges 5:20: star wars

20. Judges 7:5-12: under dog

21. Judges 8:16: teach a lesson

22. Judges 17:10: calling a priest father

23. I Samuel 14:12: I’ll show you a thing or two

24. I Samuel 20:40: artillery

25. I Samuel 25:37: petrified

26. II Samuel 19:18: ferry boat

27. I Kings 3:7: don’t know if he’s coming or going

28. I Kings 14:3: cracklins

29. I Kings 14:6: that’s heavy

30. I Kings 21:19-23: she’s gone to the dogs

31. II Chronicles 9:6: you haven’t heard half of it

32. II Chronicles 30:6: postman

33. Nehemiah 13:11: set them in their place

34. Esther 7:9: he hung himself

35. Job 11:16: It’s water under the bridge

36. Job 20:6: he has his head in the clouds

37. Psalm 4:8: lay me down to sleep

38. Psalm 19:3-4: he gave me a line

39. Psalm 37:13: his day is coming

40. Psalm 58:8: pass away (dying)

41. Psalm 64:3-4: shoot off your mouth

42. Psalm 78:25: angel’s food cake

43. Psalm 141:10: give him enough rope and he’ll hang himself

44. Proverbs 7:22: dumb as an ox

45. Proverbs 13:24: spare the rod, spoil the child

46. Proverbs 18:6: he is asking for it

47. Proverbs 24:16: can’t keep a good man down

48. Proverbs 25:14: full of hot air

49. Proverbs 30:30: king of beasts

50. Ecclesiastes 10:19: money talks

51. Ecclesiastes 10:20: a little bird told me

52. Song Solomon 2:5: lovesick

53. Isaiah 52:8: see eye to eye

54. Jeremiah 23:25: I have a dream (MLK, Jr)

55. Ezekiel 26:9: engines

56. Ezekiel 38:9: desert storm or storm troopers

57. Daniel 3:21: hose (leg wear)

58. Daniel 8:25: foreign policy

59. Daniel 11:38: the force be with you (star wars)

60. Hosea 7:8: half-baked

61. Jonah 4:10-11: can’t tell left from right

62. Zephaniah 3:8-9: United Nations Assembly

63. Matthew 25:1-10: burning the midnight oil

64. Matthew 25:33: right or left side of an issue

65. Matthew 27:46: for crying out loud

66. Mark 5:13: hog wild

67. Luke 11:46: won’t lift a finger to help

68. Luke 15:17: he came to himself

69. Romans 2:23: breaking the law

70. Philippians 3:2: beware of dog

71. Colossians 2:14: they nailed him

72. I John 5:11-13: get a life

73. Revelation 6:8: hell on earth

74. Revelation 16:13: a frog in my throat

75. Revelation 20:15: go jump in the lake

If you’ve checked these references, then you can easily see how our all-wise God has played a beautiful joke on the modern revisionists. People who do not even believe the KJV quote it every day! Furthermore, if you’ll grab yourself a NIV, a NCV, a TEV, or anything else, you’ll find that many of these modern sayings have been destroyed by the ‘better language’ of the Laodiceans.

For example, I always thought that when I was a young boy my father and I crossed the Mississippi on a ferry boat (II Sam. 19:18), but I guess we must have crossed at the ford instead (NIV). Then there were times when I got out of line and dad would really set me in my place (Neh. 13:11). Too bad he didn’t have a NIV, for he could have stationed me at my post. I guess there was nothing dad loved more than going out early on Saturday mornings and catching a mess of fish (Gen. 43:34). It’s a good thing we didn’t have a NKJV in those days, for he would have only caught a serving. We usually had hushpuppies with that fish dinner, but sometimes we just had light bread (Num. 21:5). That is, until the neighbors came over with their New American Bible. Then we had wretched food. Then dad would always say, ‘Cheer up, son, it’ll be better next time!’ (Deu. 24:5) Too bad he didn’t have a NKJV, for I’m sure he would have said, ‘Come on, boy, bring happiness to yourself!’

So you get the point: the new versions don’t stand a chance when competing with the KJV to use the most “modern” speech! Go ahead, have yourself some fun. Learn to appreciate God’s sense of humor! Grab a new translation and see first hand how the modern versions are still stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to keeping up with modern speech.

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Repent = Change of Mind

In the over 100 occurrences of some form of the word “repent” it ALWAYS means a change of mind in scripture and it never means to stop sinning. In fact God himself repents more than anyone else, I stopped counting at 12 times so if repent means to stop sinning then God is the worst sinner of all! It’s true that often sorrow, grief and pain occur with a change of mind but that is the consequence or result of changing or repenting not the act of it.

Before you say I’m crazy let’s just use God’s own definition of the words repent, repented, repentance and repenting by looking at the first occurrence of each to see the meaning given them. This is the rule of first mention and is the main meaning or way in which any given word is used in Scripture.

“Repent ”
Exodus 13:17 KJV — “And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:”
👉Israel might have changed their mind and returned to Egypt out of fear.

“Repented”
Genesis 6:6 KJV — “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
👉God changed his mind about making man.

” Repentance”
Hosea 13:14 KJV — “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.”
👉They will not be able to change their mind or ways and escape their fate.

Jeremiah 15:6 KJV — “Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.”
👉This is the only occurrence it does not mean sinning as it is God who is speaking and God cannot sin.

So telling a lost sinner to repent by stopping sinning is kinda pointless. First off, that’s not what the word even means and secondly lost sinners can’t stop sinning. Let’s let God explain through his word why it is impossible for dead sinners to stop being who they are. Let’s just see what God tells us:

Romans 5:12 KJV — “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and👉 death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”👈

Romans 6:23 KJV — “👉For the wages of sin is death👈; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Ephesians 2:1-10 KJV — “And you hath he quickened, 👉who were dead in trespasses and sins; 👈Wherein in time past 👉ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:👈 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 👉Even when we were dead in sins,👈 hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

A lost person is dead in the sins they live in until they change their mind about God and believe that Christ paid the debt they owe God when He went to the cross. It is belief that Christ Jesus’ death to pay for their sins, his burial to remove them and his resurrection for their justification before God that saves them. Believing that He did what they couldn’t do they are instantly, eternally sealed into Christ, baptized spiritually into His death, His burial and His resurrection. Their life, as every other saved person today’s life, is then hid in Christ. They live in Him and therefore they aren’t slaves to their desires of the flesh and sin because they aren’t dead in sin but alive in Christ whom they have believed on.

They are saved by his grace and they live in his grace, it is their strength to overcome sin when He is who they rest in. In his grace, his strength, his faith and not their own. When they walk in Him, in His spirit then they will seek to do his will, and they find that by studying their Bible (KJV) learning what God says to them and they are more than conquerors.

Romans 8:37 KJV — “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

We find that in the books written to for and about us today, Romans through Philemon, given to the Apostle Paul by the glorified risen Christ from heaven; these 13 books are the completion of Scripture and record the final instructions of God to his people ever recorded. In them we find out about the mystery God had been hiding in himself since before the world began, the mystery of what exactly was accomplished by the cross. We also learn about other mysteries God had kept secret like the body of Christ and it’s catching away to the heavenlies with him one day. We learn who we are and what Gods purpose in forming us, Christ’s body, is. Which then let’s us fully understand what God was doing and revealing through all the rest of the Bible with the nation of Israel spoken of since the world began. We fully understand His two fold plan to restore both heaven and Earth back under his government in Christ.

Ephesians 1:10 KJV — “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:”

As we begin to understand more about what Gods doing and who we now are in his Son we are changed from the inside out and that old sin nature starts dieing and our spirit grows as we become rooted and grounded in the truths of sound doctrine, preparing for eternity.

Titus 2:1 KJV — “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:”

That is why we MUST be careful to pay attention to how God uses words like “repent” and not give them man’s meanings. Because telling a lost souls to repent and stop sinning in order to be saved today is useless, it can’t save or keep them saved because they are trusting in what they are doing not what Christ did, and sadly their still just as lost as a golf ball in high weeds. They’re still lost but they are now trusting a false hope and don’t realize it, a false hope that makes it so very hard for them to see the truth of the Gospel of God’s grace after that and truly be saved. Hell is full of those who said they were Christian but never really trusted Christ to save them.

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV — “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

They never believed that Christ died for their sins, his death paid the price for all of them past, present, and future (at that time all our sins today we’re yet future after all); his burial to remove them and his resurrection for their justification before God.

Have you?

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV — “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

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You Are Not Alone, Grace Believer

My friend LeighAnn Mycko wrote this and it is so true and just hit me right in the feels tonight. Some days being a grace believer is lonely but we truly are not alone!

Each one of us, before we were saved and came to the knowledge of the truth, was in darkness.

Each one of us, before we were saved and came to the knowledge of the truth, believed lies.

Each one of us, before we were saved and came to the knowledge of the truth, was a fool.

All of us grace believers came from a place of unbelief.

All of us grace believers were once consumed with our own vain imaginings.

All of us grace believers were once children of disobedience.

We failed to give God the glory.

We failed to be thankful to God.

We failed to worship and serve the Creator more than the creature.

But now, we know we are justified by his blood, saved from wrath, and that we shall live with him.

But now, we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.

But now, our conversation is in heaven as we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Change doesn’t happen over night.

Studying rightly divided takes time and effort.

Sometimes life gets in the way and slows down that progress.

It happens to us all at one time or another.

Keep going anyhow.

Don’t ever stop believing.

Don’t ever stop studying.

Stick to sound doctrine, because when everyone leaves you, sound doctrine won’t!

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God Said What He Meant

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV — “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

It’s the one verse in all of scripture that tells us how we are to study God’s word. We’re told to rightly divide the word of truth. Yet the vast majority of the church the body of Christ rejects what the last few words of this verse command us to do today. Rather than just taking the final phrase of the verse in context, at face value they wring and twist it like a dish rag trying to make it mean something different; because apparently they don’t believe God says what he means and means what he says. They run to obscure meanings of the original Greek words as defined by man in a lexicon or Greek dictionary such as the one found in the Strong’s Concordance (written by James Strong who also helped pen the Revised Standard Version) and then water that down to mean anything other than what a litteral reading would. But what does that verse mean if we just read it plainly, giving the words the plain obvious meaning.

“rightly dividing the word of truth”

“Rightly” means correctly
“Dividing” means to separate or separating
(The) “word ” (of) means God’s word the KJV Bible
“Truth ” means a fact or reality that is indisputable.

So a litteral reading say: correctly separating the Bible truth from truth. In other words since we know the Bible is the word of God and therefore ALL of it is true we must separate the truths correctly. This is done by reading literally and in context any given passage then believing it means what it says.

It’s simply giving each word and phrase the plain common sense or meaning by looking at who is speaking to whom, when and where they are speaking and referring and why and how. The same who, what, where, when, why and how any grade school child knows from their reading comprehension studies. When you do that then it becomes obvious that there are distinctions in how God has dealt with man and thus differences are found in different portions of his word which is truth. For example we know the book of James is written to the nation of Israel that is scattered throughout the earth. How do we know, a plain reading of the first verse tells us :

James 1:1 KJV — “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, 👉to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, 👈greeting.”

Since I’m not a member of any of the 12 tribes of the nation of Israel I know that the book of James is not written to me. It’s for my knowledge and understanding of what God’s two-fold plan is but it’s not about me and neither are the doctrines or truths contained in it. When I read it I understand that it’s written to the 12 tribes scattered around the world during Daniels 70th week, explaining to them what God expects of them.

Thus when I go to Paul’s Epistles and read this:

Romans 11:13 KJV — “👉For I speak to you Gentiles👈, inasmuch as 👉I am the apostle of the Gentiles👈, I magnify mine office:”

I see that Paul (I, the who) in this verse wrote to me ” you Gentiles” because he is the apostle of the Gentiles to magnify his office. That’s about as plain. When I read the full context I see that he is telling about the fall of Israel and how through her fall salvation was brought to the world without her but through Christ’s death, burial and resurrection alone.

By just reading what God says and believing he means it I can understand what God is doing today and what my role in that as a member of the body of Christ is. I couldn’t though until I began to obey God’s command in 2 Timothy 2:15 by rightly dividing truth for me a Gentile from truth for Israel. When I did, well we serve one amazingly glorious awesome God and I am just thankful he made a way through the death of his precious Son for me to have a part however small of that plan of His:

Ephesians 1:10 KJV — “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:”