Comments by Elder Hulan Bass

44 BIBLE VERSIONS LIST

44 BIBLE VERSIONS LIST

This list shows the CHANGES between 44 different bible versions tested by 162 Scriptures.

This list also starts with those with the GREATEST changes.

1. Revised Standard Version (1952) 158 Changes out of 162
2. Nestle’s Greek Text 155
3. Goodspeed’s New Testament 154
4. Westcott & Hort’s Greek 151
5. Tischendorf’s N.T. 150
6. New English N.T. 150
7. Williams’ N.T. 149
8. Berkeley Version N.T. 148
9. New American Standard 147
10. Riverside N.T. 147
11. New World Translation 145
12. Good News for Modern Man 144
13. Moffatt’s N.T. 144
14. Von Soden’s N.T. 143
15. Wuest’s Expanded N.T. 142
16. Twentieth Century N.T. 142
17. Tregelles’ Greek N.T. 140
18. Weymouth’s N.T. 138
19. Panin’s Numeric N.T. 138
20. Moulton’s N.T. 137
21. Amplified N.T. 136
22. Alford’s Greek N.T. 134
23. Revised Version of 1881 RV 135
24. American Standard Version 1901 135
25. Godbey’s N.T. 132
26. Parallel Column N.T. 131
27. Diaglot N.T. 128
28. Montgomery’s N.T. 124
29. Lachmann’s N.T. 121
30. Phillip’s N.T. 117
31. Living N.T. Paraphrased- NLB 114
32. Ferrer Fenton’s N.T. 112
33. Latin N.T. 96
34. Darby’s N. T. 93
35. Confraternity N.T. 90
36. Douay Version N.T. (Catholic) 75
37. Griesbach’s Greek N.T. 61
38. Wordsworth’s Greek N.T. 47
39. Norlie’s Simplified N.T. 41
40. Lamsa’s N.T. 40
41. John Wesley’s N.T. ( Methodist) 38
42. Martin Luther’s German N.T. 00
43. Textus Receptus Greek N.T. 00
44. King James N.T. 00

Notice NIV is not even in the list.

It is interesting to note that the only bible that has ZERO changes besides the Textus Receptus Greek N.T. and the King James N.T. (K.J.T.) is the Martin Luther’s German N.T. Be also aware that these are NOT ALL the changes in these 44 versions, but just the changes within these 162 Texts in this TEST case.

My main question is HOW CAN ALL OF THESE BE OF THE SAME QUALITY?

For Example: Number 24 above is the American Standard Version of 1901, with 135 Changes from the TEXTUS RECEPTUS GREEK Text. These two just cannot be equal, with the T.R. being the BASE or DATUM.

Compiled by: Elder Hulan Bass

A Clean Heart

David pleads for God to "CREATE in me a CLEAN heart, O God; and RENEW a RIGHT SPIRIT within me." He is not asking to be BORN AGAIN, but for the Godly Assistance of The Lord to grant him the ability to LIVE A BETTER and MORE GODLY life. Ps 51:10 - You see, a Sheep can act like a Goat.

A Great House

The N.T. Church is referred to as a GREAT HOUSE of Gold, Silver, Wood and Earth, some to honour, some to dishonour. 2Ti 2:20-21. If a man purge himself from these he becomes honourable, sanctified and meet for the Master's Use and prepared unto every good work. How are YOU doing?

A Guarantee or A Continguency?

Is ETERNAL Salvation a Covenant Guarantee or a Timely Contingency?  Is TIMELY (Gospel) Salvation a Guarantee or a Timely Contingency?  Eternal is Guaranteed - Mt 1:21; Tit 1:2; Heb 13:20; Timely or Gospel Salvation is a Contingency - Ac 2:40; Php 2:12-13.

A Man's Foes?

Who is your worst foes, so far as Church Worship Services are concerned?  Is it you YOURSELF? Mt 10:34-39 - or is it your own kinfolks - family household?  

Correct Priorities are =  1.  God (Church),   2.  Family, 3.  Job, and maybe   4.  Country.  Do we have them straight?

I will list the PRIORITIES again, and separate God from the Church.

1. God De 6:4; Isa 43:11; 45:5; 46:9;
2. Church Mt 6:33; Lu 9:62
3. Family Mt 10:34
4. Job 1Ti 5:8
5. Country Mt 22:21; Ro 13:7; 1Ti 2:1-2

A Time To Dance

Ec 3:4

- Time to DANCE. Strong's Hebrew #7540 SHebrew 7540. raqad - states = raqad - a prim. root. prop. to stamp; i.e. to spring about (wildly or for joy):  dance, jump, leap, skip. LEAPING and SKIPPING for JOY is the word "Dance." #7540 does NOT mean anything "sexual" or with a "partner."

A True Disciple

IMPORTANT - No one has to be a "member of" a (name) Primitive Baptist Church, of any varying flavour, to be a TRUE Disciple, if you understand and believe the Apostle's Doctrine, Order, Practice, Duty, Discpline starting with John the Baptist on Mt 3:1-2. You are P.B. even if your name is not on any church book.

Elder Hulan Bass

Absolute Predestination

ETERNALLY the GODHEAD is a TEETOTAL ABSOLUTER.  TIMELY though, the GODHEAD does allow, let or permit many variances, with much longsuffering.
Hulan Bass

Dear Elder Bass,
Are you testing us out to see if we are alert or something? :) I'm not sure I can go along with you in the first sentence. As of now I cannot.  Now if God's omniscience and His predestination are the same thing then maybe so but that seems to me to be the same predicament that absoluters are in - they make no distinction between God's sovereignty, foreknowledge, predestination & His decrees.
Repent! LOL. Just kidding brother.
MGB,
Regie
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HFB - Yes, Bro. Regie, I was hoping someone would challenge this statement.

DECLARED:
If it pertains to ETERNAL Matters, whether it be FOREKNOWLEDGE, PREDESTINATION, etc., the GODHEAD is a TEETOTALER.

God's OMNISCIENCE is also timely. Foreknowledge in the context of Ro 8:29 is NOT omniscience. Anything that the GODHEAD allows, permits, lets or suffers man to do, good or bad, is NOT Absolute, but is TIMELY.

Notice the ETERNAL GUARANTEED FACTS of Ro 8:29-33. That's TEETOTALER- ABSOLUTE.

Beyond the Eternal Work of the GODHEAD, all else is TIMELY.

Hulan Bass

<<God's OMNISCIENCE is also timely.>>
Dear Elder Bass,
Let me question you one more time. I can see God's omniscience concerns timely matters but His onmiscience was at work before the foundation of the world. Would you not agree? MGB, Regie
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Dear Bro. Regie, a great big YES and AMEN. The God of OMNISCIENCE has never learned anything, as the ASEITY (self-existence) of the GODHEAD pre-dates all timely matters, even before and after Ge 1:1.
Hulan Bass

Dear Elder Bass,
Lately I've had the thought that when we run across texts that have forms of the words decree, ordain, etc. that UNLESS the text definitely states that these decrees, etc. were before the foundation of the world that we had best leave that part off as something predestinated from before the foundation of the world.  For this reason I have a little trouble with your statement of "Eternally the Godhead is a teetotal absoluter."  I do agree with Elder Tolley when he once told me that everything that God did predestinate IS absolute.  There is no changing it.
IMHO, even the Fulton Confession without a lot of extra explanation did not cover the subject completely when it says "...yet such that God is not the author of sin."  They left it hanging loose at that point I think.  If God predestinated everything that comes to pass then He is the author of sin. Period!  Sin IS something that comes to pass.
MGB,
Regie
Oh, I see that you later answered the previous question I had on this matter.  Just ignore this unless you want to make some further comments on it all.
MGB,
Regie
Dear Bro. Regie, a great big YES and AMEN. The God of OMNISCIENCE has never learned anything, as the ASEITY (self-existence) of the GODHEAD pre-dates all timely matters, even before and after Ge 1:1.

Hulan Bass


Absolute Predestination Of All Things That Come To Pass?

Jas 3:10 - has a key element of discernment - "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, THESE THINGS ought not so to be." How can God decree, predetermine or even predestinate things that ought not so to be?


ETERNALLY the GODHEAD is a TEETOTAL ABSOLUTER.  TIMELY though, the GODHEAD does allow, let or permit many variances, with much longsuffering.
Hulan Bass

Dear Elder Bass,
Are you testing us out to see if we are alert or something? :) I'm not sure I can go along with you in the first sentence. As of now I cannot.  Now if God's omniscience and His predestination are the same thing then maybe so but that seems to me to be the same predicament that absoluters are in - they make no distinction between God's sovereignty, foreknowledge, predestination & His decrees.
Repent! LOL. Just kidding brother.
MGB,
Regie
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HFB - Yes, Bro. Regie, I was hoping someone would challenge this statement.

DECLARED:
If it pertains to ETERNAL Matters, whether it be FOREKNOWLEDGE, PREDESTINATION, etc., the GODHEAD is a TEETOTALER.

God's OMNISCIENCE is also timely. Foreknowledge in the context of Ro 8:29 is NOT omniscience. Anything that the GODHEAD allows, permits, lets or suffers man to do, good or bad, is NOT Absolute, but is TIMELY.

Notice the ETERNAL GUARANTEED FACTS of Ro 8:29-33. That's TEETOTALER- ABSOLUTE.

Beyond the Eternal Work of the GODHEAD, all else is TIMELY.

Hulan Bass

<<God's OMNISCIENCE is also timely.>>
Dear Elder Bass,
Let me question you one more time. I can see God's omniscience concerns timely matters but His onmiscience was at work before the foundation of the world. Would you not agree? MGB, Regie
>>>>>>>>>>>>  >>>>>>>>>
Dear Bro. Regie, a great big YES and AMEN. The God of OMNISCIENCE has never learned anything, as the ASEITY (self-existence) of the GODHEAD pre-dates all timely matters, even before and after Ge 1:1.
Hulan Bass

Dear Elder Bass,
Lately I've had the thought that when we run across texts that have forms of the words decree, ordain, etc. that UNLESS the text definitely states that these decrees, etc. were before the foundation of the world that we had best leave that part off as something predestinated from before the foundation of the world.  For this reason I have a little trouble with your statement of "Eternally the Godhead is a teetotal absoluter."  I do agree with Elder Tolley when he once told me that everything that God did predestinate IS absolute.  There is no changing it.
IMHO, even the Fulton Confession without a lot of extra explanation did not cover the subject completely when it says "...yet such that God is not the author of sin."  They left it hanging loose at that point I think.  If God predestinated everything that comes to pass then He is the author of sin. Period!  Sin IS something that comes to pass.
MGB,
Regie
Oh, I see that you later answered the previous question I had on this matter.  Just ignore this unless you want to make some further comments on it all.
MGB,
Regie

Absolute Predestination of ALL Things, both good and bad cannot be,  so we must modify the generic term “ALL” to be inclusive only as applied to its specific context of Ro 8:28.  So follow the contextual verses on through Ro 8:33 for the FIVE “All” Things, noticing the ALL refers ONLY TO HIS PEOPLE, and NOT things or events in Time.  Further proof is found in – Jas 3:10 – “Out of  the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing.  My brethren, THESE things, OUGHT NOT so to be.”  God has never predestinated things that OUGHT NOT SO TO BE.  If so, then God would have predestinated against His Predestination. So His People, of Mt 1:21, are eternally predestinated to Heaven, and none of their timely actions on earth.

Hulan Bass

See Bass Sin's Judgment & Punishment

See Bass The Good Man's Steps Ordered By The Lord

Absolute Sovereign Ruler

God suggested to Satan to consider His faithful service Job.  Job 1:6-12. God did this to prove, not just to Satan, but to US ALL, that He is the Absolute Sovereign Ruler of the Universe, and Him only. Isa 45:5-6; 46:5,9-11.

Absolutes Of God

God's Absolutes are never fully known ABSOLUTELY by the most studious student of God's Word, and this is absolutely the truth - Ro 11:33-34; Job 11:7.

Abundant Life

THE ABUNDANT LIFE is proclaimed and advised in – Joh 10:10Such life is found in these FIVE areas =  1.  LEARNING – Mt 11:29; 2Ti 3:7; 2. LEAVING – Mr 10:29; Lu 18:29; 3. LOSING – Mt 10:39; 16:25; 4. LIVING – Joh 14:19; Ga 2:19-20; 5. LOVING – Joh 13:35; Eph 3:17; 4:32.   Finally, in conclusion we will find these ETERNAL benefits, even TIMELY in the GOSPELCol 3:3-4.   Did you notice that all FIVE of these entities begins with an “L”  ?   So,  this should be easy to LEARN continue therein.

Elder Hulan Bass

Accept

The word ACCEPT is in the K.J.T. 87 Times, 60 in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T., and none of them tells mankind to accept anything. However the word is clearly, in each context, that of God or Christ doing the accepting. Specifically, but briefly, read carefully Ps 19:14; Eze 20:40-41; 2Co 8:12. Notice this specific order: God Accepts Jesus Christ’s ONE Perfect Offering; Man Accepts Passively in the New Birth. Next, and then only can Man Accept Actively as a New Born Child of God, in Fellowship and Friendship. Here is the basic premise: Ge 3:21 = God CLOTHED THEM with Coats of Skins. He did NOT OFFER such to them, hoping they would ACCEPT them. So, in conclusion, we find that we are PASSIVE in becoming a Regenerated Child of God, and as such a child, we can then, timely, with gospel understanding, do ANY accepting, and in this contextual frame-work, receive obediently this Fellowship with Jesus Christ, and in church Fellowship. Now = Eph 1:6 = which clearly declares and defines the emphatic premise of this truth, so, in = 1Pe 2:5 = as Lively Stones, not to become such, but as such, are built up a Spiritual House, and then, (then only) we can offer up Spiritual Sacrifices which are acceptable to God, by Jesus Christ. We must be IN HIM in order to PLEASE HIM. Life always precedes action, naturally and spiritually.

Not a single entry is found with an ETERNAL consequence.  Eph 1:6 says it all= “To the praise of the glory of his GRACE, wherein he hath made us ACCEPTED in the beloved.”

The word “ACCEPT,” in its various tenses, etc., is found in the K.J.T. only 87 Times, 60 in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T. and none even imply that MAN is to Accept God or Christ.  Ps 19:14; Eze 20:40-41; 2Co 8:12. Now to “rightly divide” notice: *God Accepts Jesus Christ’s ONE Perfect Offering; *Man Accepts Passively in New Birth; *Man accepts Actively in Fellowship & Friendship. Finally, we clearly find that God is who does the accepting, even in the Beloved Christ – Eph 1:6.

ACCEPTING

ACCEPTING

 The word ACCEPT, ACCEPTABLE, ACCEPTABLY, ACCEPTANCE, ACCEPTATION, ACCEPTED, ACCEPTEST, ACCEPTHETH and ACCEPTING are the various tenses of the word.

 This word in all these various tenses are in the K.J.T. totally 87 times. 60 in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T.

 HFB Declaration: After many hours, weeks, months, years of studying this word “Accept” I find that NONE of those entries state nor, imply nor even intimate that any HUMAN is to ACCEPT God or Christ, with an eternal consequence, but quite the reverse. God does the ACCEPTING of us.

 Some questions herein comes to mind:

 1. Can man accept what is not offered to him?
 2. Can man accept anything when he is without strength?
 3. Or, when he is dead in sin?
 4. Can a Dead Man accept, in order to become alive?
 5. Can man’s accepting instrumentally Cause life?

 Eph 1:6 says it all:

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath MADE US ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED.”

If a human-person had to ACCEPT Christ, then the verse should read – “To the praise of the glory of your good and Righteous works, instead of his GRACE.”

Another premise by Arminians is that “You have to accept a gift before it becomes yours.” Let us examine that false premise. What if I “hit you with a 2 by 4 board?” Did you have to accept the hit before you felt it? Was the hit offered to you? Or were you totally passive in receiving the hit.

 Theologically, the GODHEAD planted Eternal Life WITHIN you, active on their part, passive on your part. This INWARD life is sovereignly planted within you by the VOICE OF THE SON OF GOD, not the voice of a preacher. Joh 5:25; 6:63.

 If I put a five dollar bill in your pocket, did you have to accept it before receiving it? What if you did NOT EVEN KNOW I had placed it in your pocket until later, when you were home and was preparing for bedtime, then you discovered it? Can you now or still REJECT it? Can you through it away or burn it or put it in the trash? Can you mail it back to the giver without a return address? Can you reject a virus? Can you reject your mortality? Read:
Ro 8:20.

 These are viable points to ponder.

 In all cases our prayer should be that God WOULD ACCEPT US. 1Ti 1:15 – is a case in point wherein we are to ACCEPT something – the Gospel of the Finished Work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross pertaining to Eternal Blood Redemption, Death Atonement, Legal Sanctification, Legal Justification, And to therein be Reconciled – 2Co 5:20-21.

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” What is the SAYING to is worthy of be accepted by us? The FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST in saving (not just saving-at, or trying to save) sinners.

 Now I have a 24 page, legal-length detailed analysis of the Subject of ACCEPTING, available upon request.

 Conclusion is expressed by David in his prayer in = Ps 19:14 – “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be ACCEPTABLE in THY sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

For the Cause of Truth,
 

ACCEPTING 87 Times in the K.J.T. 60 in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T. None of these have a context of such having to do with Eternal Life on our part, whatsoever. In fact, here is the actual reality, found in His Grace –
Eph 1:6 – “Wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Eph 1:7 teaches such is found through his blood.”

Accepting Christ?

Can you ACCEPT something that has never been OFFERED to you? The Offering of Christ was NOT to you, but TO GOD, for you. Eph 5:2; Heb 9:14.

The word ACCEPT in its various tenses is in the K.J.T. 87 times, and not a single one of these contexts even implies for a person to "Accept Christ," but that He has accepted you - Eph 1:6.

Christ never offered Himself to man with an Eternal Consequence, but only offered Himself to God FOR us. Heb 9:14; 10:14; Eph 5:2.  Man cannot "accept" something that has never been offered to him.

Accepting Jesus Christ?

Accepting Jesus Christ?

General Christian Theology espouses Jesus Christ as making many UNIVERSAL offers through the Gospel to Accept Him, gaining eternal life and salvation, mainly based upon – Joh 3:16.   Yet upon more careful exegesis of many scriptural contexts exploits this theory. Joh 6:70; 17:9; Ro 9:11-13; and many more depict, amplify and magnify the GRACE OF GOD, without WORKS of any sort, guaranteeing an innumerable number which no man can count – Re 5:9; 7:9.  Not OF, ACCORDING or BY man’s mental or physical actions – Eph 2:8-10; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5

Who does the Accepting or Choosing?  You or God? 
Joh 15:16; Eph 1:6

In all Eternal Cases, and even in many Timely Cases, it is God, and not you.  Jesus even stated more than once – “He that hath an ear, let him hear.”  He was not talking about your natural ears.  Re 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22; 13:9. The hearing ear means they are already accepted.

Accuracy in Doctrine, Order, Practice, Duty & Discipline

Accuracy in Doctrine, Order, Practice, Duty & Discipline

Precise & Total Accuracy in Doctrine, Order, Practice, Duty and Discipline would be Apostolic; however if only 90 % was Accurate in any one of these areas, and 10 %  was gross error, could that be tolerated and retain fellowship with all Sister Churches?   Would there tend to be more leniency ref. Order, Practice, Duty and Discipline?   What about Doctrine?  Can ANY leniency be allowed therein?  Now consider = Pr 4:2; Isa 28:9; Ac 2:42; Ro 6:17; 1Ti 4:6,13; 2Ti 4:3; 1Co 14:6; Col 2:22; 2Jo 1:9.   This list concerns DOCTRINE, good and bad.

Adam, First And Second

See Bass Two Classes of Sinners

Adamic Fall Into Sin

The Adamic Fall into Sin, is the beginning of all the problems in this World, ending in death –  Ge 2:16-17. So it then took a perfect death to absolve the wrong death. 1Co 15:21-23. To make alive again is manifested by a perfect resurrection of Christ from the dead. That is the only ending of permanent death. 1Co 15:23 – “But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Now we that look for him, shall he appear the 2nd time without sin unto salvation – Heb 9:28. It is very important to detect there is no Universalism, but only those that belong to Christ are made alive by His death. These are they which look for Him, which is an innumerable number, uncountable. Re 7:9

Added New And Changed Old....

The OLD Outward Man (Nature) was all there was - Body, Soul and Spirit Depraved BEFORE Regeneration, so the Holy Spirit ADDED something NEW and CHANGED something OLD.  Joh 3:3-8; 5:25; 6:63; 1Pe 1:23.

Affections of Positive and Negative

Affections of Positive and Negative

AFFECTIONS of POSTIVE and NEGATIVE. Notice are clearly presented in the K.J.T. as a very necessary important ingredient. There are TWO Categories of such. They stem from within the born again INWARD person, as a manifestation of FEELINGS and not just the “letter” only. the UN-regenerated only has affections in the negative. Here are the two groups which need to be “rightly divided” =

1Ch 29:3 Positive
Ro 1:26,31 Negative; Negative
Ro 12:10 Positive
2Co 7:15 Positive
Ga 5:24 Positive
Col 3:2,5 Positive; Eliminate Negative
1Th 2:8 Positive
2Ti 3:3 Negative

Now, consider these INWARD THOUGHTS in Eph 2:10. The word “should” will become a display of which is done or not done, either in wilfullness, or ignorance. Ro 10:1-3.

Age Groups in Churches

Age Groups in Churches

Gathering together under the O.T. Laws of Moses, then do not separate by gender or age, or marital status.  De 31:12-13.   This is “Shadow in Principle,” for us in the N.T. Church.  Heb 10:25; 12:23; Also see: Ac 1:4; 2:1; 4:31; 11:26; 15:25.  Then, clearly, this eliminates any divisions of gender, marital status, age, or depth of understanding.

Aggressive, Progressive & Regressive

Aggressive, Progressive & Regressive

Words are very important to express a particular fine-tuned point – such as the difference between these words – consider Aggressive, Progressive and Regressive.  These three words are not in the K.J.T., yet we employ them daily, even in our Religious discussions.   Now which of the three words would more aptly describe the TRUTH, concerning our Timely or Gospel Deportment?  The first would describe our “forward movements” only with the K.J.T. Truth.  Progressive would tend to describe ADDING something to the K.J.T. Truth, and Regressive would be to “leave off” some portion of K.J.T. Truth.   2Ti 2:15 only advises  us (strongly) to RIGHTLY DIVIDE the WORD OF TRUTH, neither adding to or leaving off one iota.     What Sayest Thou?

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander the Great - Does anyone realize the major impact he had on Biblical History with his devising the KOINE GREEK Language?

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander the Great of the Grecian Empire, the 3rd Universal World Empire. Philip II, King of Macedonia (359-336 B.C.) had been taken captive, in order to guarantee that he would not engage in battle, by one of the kings of Greece, namely King of Thebes, Apamanondus, who was very intelligent. Apamanondus had excellent Military Organization, as well as good organization of his City-State. He was in a fierce struggle in Southern Greece with the Spartans. For many years the Spartans had dominated southern parts of Greece and had been able to rule or destroy, as in the case of the Athenians. In a final battle between the Spartans and the Athenians, the Thebeans were out-numbered, but cleverly, strategically and decisively, defeated the Spartans in the “Battle of Lutra.”
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Bernard Gowens: Bro. Hulan, what is the source of the information that you have copied? Why don't you cite the source. This always lends more authority to what you copy and is also in accord with copyright laws. This often keeps one out of trouble, also.

Hulan Bass: Again, Col. R. B. Thieme, retired from the military, became a Minister of a Church Headquartered in Houston, but mainly a recording (Tape) ministry, with subscribers all over the country, but very good historically.

Segment 2 ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Thus this battle proved the Minority Group had been able to defeat a very large, well-trained army. This greatly impressed the Macedonian King from the Hill Country, namely, King Php 2. After being released from captivity, and being a most alert, and a very adaptable man, he took all this newly acquired military strategy and organizational data – “The System” and went back to the Hills. While back in the hills, two very important events occurred. 1. He married a woman from the nearby country – Epirus. Her name was Olympias, daughter of Neoptolemus, and, 2. He put into action those strategies he learned while in captivity in Southern Greece. The result was most interesting. The marriage to Olympias resulted in one of those things that probably happens only very rarely, that is, a genius child was born, a mortal named Alexander (356-323 B.C.). Now, when I say this, I do want you to under-stand that I am only saying a mortal man; however, a genius child among mortals, with a very high I.Q. Naturally.
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Bernard Gowens: Bro. Hulan, what is the source of the information that you have copied? Why don't you cite the source. This always lends more authority to what you copy and is also in accord with copyright laws. This often keeps one out of trouble, also.

Hulan Bass: In the early 1970's I had a client from McAllen, Tx. who, with his wife, subscribed to the Religious School from Houston under the Instructor a Retired Col. R. B. Thieme, who also became a biblical theologian, and I received this information from the client, and copied it word for word. They referred to their teacher as "Pastor Instructor-Teacher."

Segment 3, ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander was born at Pella in Macedonia. He was a student of Aristotle, from age 13 to 16. Aristotle highly impressed him and caused his great interest in philosophy, medicine and science. However, Alexander later surpassed, and advanced beyond his Professor. About 337 B.C. Philip divorced Olympias and remarried. Alexander and his Mother Olympias returned to Epirus. (A side-note: later Alexander and his father, King Philip II were reconciled, but that is another story). Now remember that this genius Alexander, having a very high I.Q. naturally (not spiritually), only lived to be 33 years old, then died; is about to display his genius. (Note: We will give more precise detail pertaining to his untimely death later). This genius Alexander is about to become Alexander The Great. A very well organized country named Macedonia was formed. By the time Alexander was advancing beyond his teacher Aristotle, at age 16, he was already Divisional Commander in his father’s Army. Alexander was a most unusual mortal in every way. In fact, so much so, that when his father was murdered, he came to the Throne with much facility. King Philip II was poisoned, supposedly by the Prince of Lyncestis, who Alexander later executed.
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Segment 4 - ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander then started changing everything. First of all, through his Mother’s Country Epirus, he took it over and said “Epirus now belongs to Macedonia.” Then he went down south and, seeing all those City-States still having battles, he just went and “took command of all of them.” In fact, in a very short span of time he became the Commander of the Grecian Empire, the 3rd Universal World Empire. At this point he decided to take vengeance upon the Persians because of their previous attacks upon Greece. The Babylonian Empire, under King Nebuchadnezzar, was the First Universal World Empire, which was an outgrowth of the land of Mesopotamia, in the Fertile Crescent, which lies between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The Medo-Persians teamed up and overthrew King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian Empire. The Medo-Persians were under the leadership of King Cyrus, and they, the Medo-Persians became the Second Universal World Empire. We shall see through study, that Alexander the Great’s Grecian Empire became the Third Universal World Empire, and for history’s sake, we now say the Roman Empire became the Fourth and Last/Final Universal World Empire. More on all this later.
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Segment 5 ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander the Great, again, decided to take vengeance upon the Persians because of their previous attacks upon Greece. And, as one historian states – “It was not that they killed in battle so many of our Greek Men, but every time their Army (which often numbered 1 up to 2 million men) stopped for camp and bivouac, they drank up our rivers and lakes, destroyed our country-side and crops. It would then take a number of years to restore such from their devastation. This all infuriated Alexander toward the Persians, to the extent, that he then decided to launch this Great Crusade. Therefore he placed all these different Greeks into a Common Army. Here is where Alexander ran into his greatest problem. Every time he gave a Command such as “Right Face, Forward March,” the only ones that did turn right and march forward were the Macedonians. He realized his tremendous problem - - - Communications!!! Communications… Again, it must be stressed, ALL these Different Greeks being put into a Common Army, posed a major problem, that, on the surface, seemed insurmountable. Can you see the communications problem? Only the Macedonians knew his language. All the other Greeks did not understand Macedonian Greek. Now, this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that a member of Mortal Mankind has had a communications problem. In fact, scripturally, the first communication problem started when God confused the languages, when men in the Land of Shinar, decided to build the Tower of Babel – Ge 11:1-9. Root word Babel has as its derivatives: Babylon = confusion.
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Segment 6 ALEXANDER THE GREAT

How is Alexander going to solve his giant communications problem with all these Different Greeks in his Army ? The major reason for Alexander’s Communications problem is hereby explained. Part of his Army was made up of men from Epirus (His Mother’s Country). Epirus is a mountainous country and these men spoke Epirian Greek. Another part of his Army was made up of men with the Cultured Group from the Athenian Area, and spoke Attic Greek from Athens. Still, yet, another part was made up of the Spartans, and they spoke Doric Greek. (Side-note: One of the greatest communications problems of today is that of under-standing precisely what the teachings theologically of the bible is, and that is why there are so many different denominations. See: Ro 10:1-3; Ga 1:6-9. Further Satan casts seeds of doubt, daily, into God’s Children’s Minds, starting with Eve in – Ge 3:1-6; 1Ti 4:1; 1Jo 4; 1-3. We ask, “Now, really, what is the true interpretation…?” So, with that said, Alexander had a major communications problem, with parts of his Army made up of several Different Greeks, speaking different dialects of the Greek Language. Even though they are ALL Greeks, they are as different as they can be, such as = Aeolic, Arcadian, Attic, Cyprian, Doric (Sparta), Ionic and Macedonian. Each of these Dialects have high inflections. If such a large number of Dialects in Greek are competing and conflicting with each other, then which Ancient Dialect is predominant? In Ancient Greece, the Attic, which is a sub-division of the Ionic. To solve the problem, Alexander then developed the Common (Koine) Greek Dialect. He invented this Koine Greek. He commanded therefore that this Koine Greek Language would become “Common” to All these Different Greeks, and such would become the Common Dialect throughout ALL the Grecian Empire, and even most of the Hellenistic World, that is the “lingua franca.” It became the predominant speech of the Near East. His invention left its mark forever upon the culture in the Language or Speech of the many, various, different Greek speaking people from 350 B.C. to approximately 500 A.D. This Koine Common Greek would be common to All the People, and was such, during the Time of Jesus Christ, while He was upon the Earth, during His first advent. Alexander’s influence upon the world then, and even today, is still felt, especially in the “lingua franca” or the Common – Koine Greek Language, which became the Original Language of the New Testament.
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ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Further, emphasis upon these different dialects are amplified. Doric was spoken by the Spartans, and Sparta had been a Military Nation for nearly 700 years. To be a citizen of Sparta, you had to be a Soldier. All the food, shelter and clothing, in fact, the entire economy of Sparta was provided through “Slaves.” The slaves were the farmers, merchants, workers – the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker, but the Spartan Citizens were Soldiers. So the language of Sparta was very simply comprised of a series of grunts of military commands, and is completely different from ATTIC Greek. Attic Greek is one of the most literary, and beautiful of the Greek Dialects. This is the Social and Cultured Classes such as – Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides, Plato, Aristotle & Socrates. Macedonian Greek is called the Mountain or “Hillbilly” Country Greek. If you were to get all these Different Greeks together for a Social or Political or Religious Event, do you suppose there would be a communications problem ? This was Alexander’s great problem, when he merged all these different Greeks into One Panhellenic Army, it would take a genius invention to solve this major problem of communications. Alexander then issued a Command to all these Different Greeks in his Army. The command was = “All you Different Greeks will now use only the Koine – Common Greek Language, and this One Language you all will thereby have such in common. Further in his command, was this vital part – “And this new Koine Common Greek Language will be subject to only one interpretation. This System of Communications will never be discussed or controverted. It means only one thing per word. He never devised or invented any slang or profanity in this new language. It must be noted here, that the writers of the New Testament all wrote, by divine inspiration from God, as they took “spiritual dictation” in the Koine Common Greek… This truly was the New Language Common to All the People. Therefore it is the logical medium for this Divine Inspiration and Revelation, as it is the most expressive and beautiful language of all time. It is without doubt, that Alexander was a vain mortal and worldly man, but a genius by the Providence of God. It was this Providence, through the genius of this man’s invention, that brought him to a World Empire Ruler. He was able to become victorious over all enemies, and many times, with seemingly insurmountable odds, through good communications. He was able to conquer the ENTIRE CIVILIZED WORLD, at that time-frame.

Now we are good soldiers of The Cross, in a battle against the evils of this world – 2Ti 2:3-4… How can we be victorious ? By good communications.

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Bernard Gowens: Well, the NT writers wrote the inspiration of God in Koine Greek, whether or not they took it from God in that or any Greek. Okay?

All

The word "ALL" is generic and commands only that which is within the confines of each respective context.  Isa 54:13; Joh 6:37-39,45; Ro 8:28; 1Ti 2:4,6

All Meet Together

All Meet Together

God does NOT talk “baby talk,” even from the Days of O.T. Law Worship.  God does not separate by age, sex or gender or martial status, but all MEET TOGETHER; O.T.=read slowly De 31:7-15;  Especially notice Verse 12.  Now for N.T. Worship see – Mt 11:25-30 & Mt 18:1-6; Lu 18:16-17.  GROUP Worship is the ONLY Scriptural model.

All Men

All Men

The term “All Men” is restricted in the K.J.T. to Class, Nation, People, Jews and Gentiles – 1Ti 2:4; Mt 20:28 vs. 1Ti 2:6 – MANY vs. ALL in this context are both the same.

All Things

All Things

The term “ALL THINGS”  stimulates much discussion, even to a test of Fellowship.    So, let us consider the term in certain CONTEXTS, rather than UNIVERSALISM.    Ro 8:28 employs the term, but so (also) does -  Mt 19:26 – Jesus says – “With God ALL THINGS are possible.”   Now we find contradiction if we do not consider CONTEXT.   Here are SIX entities which declares that God CANNOT.

1.                  God CANNOT Lie

2.                  God CANNOT Die

3.                  God CANNOT Deny

4.                  God CANNOT SWEAR BY A GREATER

5.                  God CANNOT BEHOLD DEATH

6.                  God CANNOT CHANGE (Immutable) 

Scriptures are available for each if requested.  Now, does the  term “ALL THINGS” mean “Universal” or “Contextual” ???

Php 4:13 - Herein the K.J.T. employs the word "ALL" --- "ALL THINGS" - whereas CONTEXT becomes vitally important in correct translation.  That would have to be that of "RIGHTEOUS" things, or else the Reformers and Absoluters would be correct.  Paul says that "through Christ which STRENGTHENETH me." God does not STRENTHEN anything of sin or iniquity.

Alms Giving

Alms Giving

ALMS “Giving” is up and above and beyond the usual “giving” factors as taught in the N.T. A clear point is found Mt 6:1-4; Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, is clearly teaching to give ALMS in SECRET; Ac 3:2-3; 10:2; 20:35; 24:17; Another clear point is to be beneficent to the POOR.

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

Divine Inspiration declares Cain's ATTITUDE in Ge 4:9  "Am I my brother's keeper?" Jesus' ATTITUDE is totally different in - Mt 22:39 - declaring "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Which ATTITUDE should we follow?

Angels

Angels

ANGELS is a dynamic K.J.T. subject;  There are many divisions of such therein.  However, my major thrust is Ps 34:7 – The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”  Even little children have a Guardian Angel – Mt 18:10;  We all have a Guard watching over each of God’s Children. I have a brief outline of 17 major points, with studying showing “Rightly Dividing” of this wonderful subject, of which I will sent upon request.  If you think you are ON YOUR OWN, then there is more security observing your every move and action, than even found in our political system.   Notice again, “encampeth,” means continuous 24/7 care for all who “fear” (respect) the Lord and “delivereth” means not a single one is lost.

Angels, according to the K.J.T. were not "born" (procreated) but only CREATED, without bodies, as they were and are MINISTERING SPIRITS, but have assumed, infiltrated and functioned in various "human" structured bodies. I have a brief list of 18 major points of Angels, upon request.

Angels Watching Over Us?

All Born-again Children of God have a Holy Angel watching over and caring for them - Ps 34:7; Mt 18:10; Ac 12:15; 27:23.

Anger

Eph 4:26 - Paul teaches that ANGER is NOT SIN; however, Anger does place a person right on the very edge of Sin, and if you're not very careful that Anger will cause sin. "Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath." Again, Ro 12:19 - "but rather give place unto wrath."

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ANGER is much misunderstood, especially as defined in the K.J.T.  Eph 4:26 – context requires herein to apply it to the NEW INWARD man – Eph 4:24.  ANGER is NOT SIN in this context, but it does put you right on the edge, the verge, the springboard of diving off into water over your head. Eph 4:26-27 tells you clearly how to deal with anger, even before sundown, and giving no place for the devil.  Proof:  Ps 4:4.

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Animal Heaven?

There is a theory circulating today that ANIMALS (rights) have a "place in Heaven," also. Ec 3:20-21 - clearly teaches that Animals' bodies & spirits go downward, whereas only the bodies of Humans go downward, but their Spirits go UP.  Animals do not have SOULS, but Humans do.

Anthropomoriphical

ANTHROPOMORIPHICAL is a big non-bible word, meaning - God is displayed many times in the K.J.T. as having the same characteristics as a mortal man, such as the fingers, hand, arm, ears, eyes, etc. of God. Ps 8:3; De 11:12; Isa 52:10; 59:1; 63:5.

Appearances of a True New Testament Preacher

Appearances of a True New Testament Preacher

The FOUR appearances of a TRUE N.T. Preacher is found clearly, first, in the O.T.   The visions of  Eze 1:5 – “four living creatures.”  The FOUR were as – a MAN,  a LION, an OX (calf), and an EAGLE – Eze 1:10Eze 1:6-16 - “ wheel in the middle of a wheel” – Eze 1:16.    Then again in Eze 10:14 - a  CHERUB (angelic); a MAN, a LION,  and an EAGLE.   Then fast-forward to the N.T. - Re 4 where John had these heavenly visions – Re 4:6 mentions “4 beasts” – Heavenly Creatures.   Re 4:7 – lists the FOUR as a LION,  a CALF, a MAN, and a flying EAGLE.    All God-Called N.T. Ministers that are preaching THE TRUTH, will have these four appearances.

Details ref. the FOUR appearances of the “TRUE” N.T. Preacher are first that of a  “MAN.   Jesus Christ Himself, being the Head of the N.T. Church is a MAN – The MAN Christ Jesus – Isa 32:2; Mr 15:39; Lu 8:22-25; Joh 3:14; 7:46; 19:5; Eph 4:13; 1Ti 2:5; Heb 7:24.   So, when he called MEN to follow him into the Ministry, he only called such, who were NATURAL men, but displayed, presented, declared, proclaimed and advocated the SAME principles Jesus espoused in  Mt 4:16-22, Jesus Himself being baptized by a MAN,  John the Baptist – Mt 3:13-17; 10:1-4; Go back and re-read – Eze 1:5-6,10,16; 10:14; Re 4:6-7.

Appearances of a True New Testament Preacher - 2nd One

The Second (2nd) of these FOUR appearances of the “TRUE” N.T. Preacher is that of a LION,”  which is BOLD and BRAVE  when earnestly contending for the Faith – Jude 1:3 – knowing the Eternal Finished Blood Shed Redemption on Calvary’s Cross by Jesus Christ ONLY,  for all His Children, and without compromise.   This characteristic is not “wishy-washy.”   He only FEARS God.   Read Joh 19:30.  Further the LION knows and declares such,  making the subject know they do  not have to ACCEPT,  as the subject - person is MADE  ACCEPTED in the beloved – Eph 1:6.   Knowing this “LION-aspect” by the recipient proves without SLAVISH FEAR,  the finality of Eternal Life.   Paul states this “LION-aspect” when he tells in Php 1:7,17 – that he is set for the DEFENSE OF,  and also the CONFIRMATION OF  the Gospel.     Now, go back and re-read – Eze 1:5-6,10,16; 10:14; Re 4:6-7. 

Appearances of a True New Testament Preacher - 3rd One

The Third (3rd) of these FOUR appearances of the “TRUE” N.T. Preacher is that of an “OX – CALF.”  The young ox-calf has the potential of providing much future high quality services and products, whether male or female.   Also, they are known for their strength, stability, stamina and persistent endurance. They can pull great loads and when the weight becomes too heavy, they just drop down to their knees and keep pulling.   The K.J.T. lists much about OXEN in the O.T. , such as De 25:4 in the O.T. and the N.T.  mentions them directly in  1Co 9:9 and  1Ti 5:18,  clearly and strongly equating the OXEN to the TRUE N.T. Preacher.   Now, go back and re-read – Eze 1:5-6,10,16; 10:14; Re 4:6-7.

Appearances of a True New Testament Preacher - 4th One

The Fourth (4th) of these FOUR appearances of the “TRUE” N.T. Preacher is that of a “FLYING EAGLE.”.   The Eagle has a keen, sharp eye and is ALERT, AWAKE and AWARE, detecting even the smallest movements all around, up and down, good or bad, right or wrong.  Notice he is noted in one text as “FLYING.”   He is on the job, as it is the Mother Eagle that sits upon HER  nest – De 32:11 – indicating that He may have a WIFE.  Further “THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD,” mount up with wings as eagles, run and are not weary, walk and faint not – Isa 40:31.  Also a CHERUB (angelic) must manifest this quality of being SPIRITUAL-MINDED,  in ALL FOUR appearances.  Now,  go back and re-read – Eze 1:5-6,10,16; 10:14; Re 4:6-7.

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

This is no April Fool's Joke. This is the Atheist's TRUE Day, because Ps 14:1 & Ps 53:1 - clearly states "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God."

Areas of Creation

Areas of Creation

There are several areas of CREATION  in the K.J.T. which are clearly listed therein.  First the ASEITY (Self-Existence) of the GODHEAD – 1Jo 5:7; then BEFORE Ge 1:1 – God created the ANGELS, which were His FIRST Creations – which have NO Redeemer, as they are OBEDIENCE and SINLESS, and need no Redeemer, then AFTER Ge 1:1  the GODHEAD created natural, tangible, visible, organic and organized Kingdoms of Vegetation, fowls of the air, birds;  in the water, fish, whales, other moving creatures, then – Ge 1:26-27 MAN came into existence.  Notice that the ANGELS were lower than the GODHEAD, but higher than MAN.  Then the MAN, Christ Jesus was made a little lower than the Angels – Heb 1:4-7; 2:9,16.  Man then FELL in Adam, and therein a REDEEMER was required according the choice of God.

The Holy Obedience Angels did not need a Redeemer since they never sinned Ps 103:20; Mt 6:9-10.   Yet SOME Angels fell, and having no Redeemer will never be raised up – 2Pe 2:4; Jude 1:6.   God only redeemed PEOPLE, and not animals, birds, fish nor fallen angels.

ARTICLES OF FAITH Old Line, Old School Primitive (Original) Baptist Church

ARTICLES OF FAITH Old Line, Old School Primitive (Original) Baptist Church

ARTICLES OF FAITH Old Line, Old School Primitive (Original) Baptist Church.
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1. We believe in one only true and living God, and the Trinity of the Godhead-Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost,-and yet not three but one God. De 6:4; Mal 2:10; 2Co 8:6; 1Jo 5:7

No. 2 is next, if you desire such, let me know.



ARTICLES OF FAITH

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3.

We believe that the whole of the human family were created in Adam, their seminal head, and all alike fell in him by his transgressions of the law, and all partake of his sinful nature. Ac 17:26; Ro 5:12,18-19.

No. 4 is next

ARTICLES OF FAITH

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We believe in the covenant of redemption by the Holy Trinity and that a definite number of the fallen sons and daughters of Adam were chosen in Christ before the world began, that they should be holy and without blame before Him in love. 2Sa 23:5; Heb 13:20; Eph 1:4; Joh 6:37-41; 2Ti 1:9; Ps 65:4; 49:8-9; Joh 17; 2.

No. 5 next,

As Many As

A phrase found several places in the K.J.T. is “AS MANY AS.” How many is that? It is a huge innumerable multitude.  Isa 53:11 embraces Jesus Christ who shall justify “MANY.” Mt 20:28, Jesus speaking – “and to give his life a ransom for MANY. How Many? -1Ti 2:6 = “Who gave himself a ransom FOR ALL.” Joh 17:2 – again, Jesus in His Prayer to His Father – “As thou has give him power over ALL FLESH, that he should give eternal life to AS MANY AS thou hast given him.” Ac 2:39 – Peter is speaking on the day of Pentecost – includes the Jew and Gentile both – “and to ALL that are afar off, EVEN AS MANY AS the Lord our God shall call.” Further,  Ac 13:48 – “And when the Gentiles heard” this message,  they that were already believers IN THEIR HEART (born-again)  and AS MANY AS were ORDAINED to eternal life believed. Paul writes about the “fall of Adam.” then proclaims “so by the obedience of one (not you and Jesus, but Him only) shall MANY BE MADE righteous.” Ro 8:14 – Again Paul confirms –“For AS MANY AS are led by the Spirit of God (only, which does not include some preacher), they (ALL) are the sons of God.” E.L. is 100% to “THE” 100%. Time or Gospel Life is another matter.

Aseity

ASEITY – The self-existence of the Godhead. No beginning and no ending. The essence, being, quality and quantity of the Godhead is defined, manifested and displayed, which equals the same aseity, and which are found in Seven (7) English words as Attributes = 1. Wisdom; 2. Power, 3. Truth 4. Justice, 5. Mercy 6. Love. 7. Holiness. These have always been present therein, even before TIME, even before Ge 1:1. So, the conclusion must be that whatever the Godhead determined in the council before the world began – Eph 1:4 – is the Council where and when the Godhead Counseled – Ps 33:11; Isa 46:10-11; Ac 20:27. He is further referred to as Wonderful, Counsellor – Isa 9:6. Paul asks, for teaching purposes in Ro 11:34– Who hath been His counselor? It was during this “aseity counsel” that ALL the seven divine attributes were present in essence. All Seven (7) means the complete fullness thereof in each aspect. David is teaching such in Ps 62:11. Then ALL power is given to Jesus Christ in heaven and in earth – Mt 28:18; Joh 17:2. What premise is herein established is equal in all the other Six (6) attributes also, even before their timely implementations.

Attributes Of God

God is not only that OF LOVE, but also He is Sovereign and Righteous even in indignation, anger, wrath, hatred, jealousy, revenge, vengeance, rebuke, and fury, otherwise how would He deal with sin? Na 1:2-6; Ro 9:11-13; 12:19; Heb 10:30.

God is more than just love and mercy. He is also jealous, angry, furious, wrathful, vengeful, full of hate with a righteous indignation; Isa 34:2; Na 1:2-3,6; Ro 1:18; 9:11-13; 12:18; Heb 10:30; Re 6:16-17.

Authority

Authority

AUTHORITY is very important as we discover who is “in charge.” Mt 7:29 at the close of the Sermon on the Mount, we learn that Jesus Christ only is really  in authority. Next, Pr 29:2 tells when the people are blessed is when the righteous are in authority.

Authors vs Writers

Authors vs Writers

The K.J.T has only ONE Author but about 40 Writers. The Godhead is the Author – The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.  Even Satan is an Author and Writer – 1Co 14:33.

Hardly ever mentioned is the difference between an AUTHOR and a WRITER, especially concerning The Bible.   Notice that God is THE AUTHOR; Jesus is THE AUTHOR, the Holy Spirit is THE AUTHOR, and even Satan is an AUTHOR, and Satan has his Writers. But so does God, who gives O.T. Dictation employing WRITERS such as Moses, then N.T. WRITERS even quotes from the O.T. Writers, and they also WRITE of the FINISHED Work of Christ, the Utility, Purpose and Function of the O.T. and of the N.T. Gospel, and also what the Gospel is NOT for. Proof: Ro 15:4; 2Ti 3:15-17.    Specifically, there is only ONE AUTHOR, the GODHEAD, but about 40 WRITERS.

Baptists and Primitive Baptists

Baptists and Primitive Baptists

1832, prior to this date there was no other Baptists, except two primary English Baptist Traditions in England, before the restoration in 1660. They date 1612 & 1640, but neither were original with John the Baptist. Prophecy of such Original was announced in Isa 62:1-3, See: Lu 16:16; Ac 2:42. The mouth of the Lord is who named the N.T. Church as found in Mt 11:11-13; Lu 16:16. So, the word “Primitive” means origin or original or first.

Beatitudes

Beatitudes

The first Beatitude is found at the beginning the Sermon on the Mount in – Mt 5:3.  The POOR IN SPIRIT, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven (The Visible Church on Earth).  Also, Blessed are the POOR embracing, Natural or Temporal, as in – De 15:11 – which will be with us always on this earth.  Mt 26:9-11 - herein Jesus teaches the same.   Now for the POOR IN SPIRIT is Spiritual as in Pr 13:7; 22:1-4; 28:6; Isa 41:17; Zep 3:12 – so whether rich or poor naturally, in either of these categories the POOR IN SPIRIT is the greater blessing.    Mt 19:21-22  the rich young ruler was not willing to give and sell out.  Mr 12:41-44 the poor widow gave all she had, all her living.   The poor lame man at the gate begging alms was made rich, even naturally – Ac 3:1-8.   2Co 6:10; 8:2; 9:9  were rich in their poverty.  Ga 2:10 - to remember the poor is advised;  Heb 11:24-26 Moses was RICH in FAITH – POOR IN SPIRIT.

Moreso, others in Heb 11:36-40.   Jas 2:5; 4:6 - teaches the same in humility and also in 1Pe 5:5; Mt 11:5 & Lu 6:20 are rich in their poverty with the Gospel.

Because Of or In Order To?

"Because of" Eternal Life already being passively implanted then Covenant Child of God as the New Birth - Regeneration. The theory of "In Order to" obtaining eternal life by man's actions before he is born-again, is a false theory, but such is being taught by the multitudes as indicated in Mt 7:13-14.

Before They Were Born

In the womb there is NO difference between an Elect and a Non-elect, neither having DONE ANY good or evil - both natures are the same before Regeneration - Ro 9:11-13.

Being Carnal

Being Carnal

To be carnal can be in different contexts, yet, in particular we find the CARNAL concept being applied to these Children of God in the Church of Corinth, because they were STILL ON MILK and NOT YET on MEAT – 1Co 3:1-3.  So, TIMELY and GOSPELLY, there comes a TIME to move into Stronger Fundamentals.

Belief

Belief is not optional or voluntary.  Belief cannot take root without Evidence, but such forces belief whether desired or not.  So BELIEF is only an effect or result of a preceding cause.   This “premise” is so both Naturally and Spiritually.  The “Choice” is not yours.
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THE TRUTH IS ---

Some BELIEVE in the heart and ears; Some BELIEVE in heart only; Some BELIEVE in BOTH; Some BELIEVE NOT in ONE or BOTH areas. Some are Regenerated, but with No Gospel Understanding; Unregenerates believe NOT is BOTH.   There is NO BELIEF whatsoever without “Causal Evidence.”
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Jas 2:19 -  even “the devils BELIEVE, and tremble.”   This still does not alter the basic premise and principle of BELIEF which is always based on evidence. Belief is not optional, nor voluntary. EVIDENCE will cause you to BELIEVE even when you do not desire such.   Yet, we much classify BELIEF.  

There is NATURAL materialistic matter that is tangible and visible to our natural senses - seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling/touching/smelling.  Then there is a SPIRITUAL intangible, invisible EVIDENCE that only registers BY FAITH - Heb 11:1 and this is NOT SEEN. Yet it is just as real and viable as the Natural, only in a different spectrum or realm.  Now, ALL unregenerate dead alien, wicked, evil sinners, including the devils and his angels, can belief in the NATURAL realm and even tremble at the EVIDENCE. However they are WITHOUT Faith - 2Th 3:2.    

Also, the Regenerated Born-again Elect Child of God can and does, in the OUTWARD man (2Co 4:16; Eph 3:16) believe the same data of EVIDENCE as the unregenerate; however, this person also has another dimension OF FAITH - a fruit of the Spirit (Ga 5:23) and can BELIEVE BY FAITH, caused by even invisible EVIDENCE.  

Next, the area of UNBELIEF would be that of BOTH the UNregenerate and the REgenerate being deprived of the EVIDENCE as presented BY THE GOSPEL, that of a TIMELY BELIEF, through simply the LACK OF “Gospel Knowledge.” Even FAULTY (false erroneous) Arminian Gospels (Ga 1:6) can CAUSE a BELIEF of error through tampering with the EVIDENCE, by wresting, twisting, altering, modifying and designing a FALSE premise that inevitably leads to the wrong conclusion. Yet, BELIEF is still and always based upon evidence, or the lack thereof. (2Co 4:3-4).  

So, the man in the text - Mr 9:24 - was in BOTH belief and unbelief.  It is evident that his problem was that of having the INWARD man (heart - soul - Regenerated - Born-Again) FAITH - BELIEF; yet he did not have the BELIEF of Timely Gospel Trust, because of lack of evidence.   

So ALL humans, angels and devils BELIEVE, or are in UNBELIEF,  and are always in TWO areas of either TWO beliefs, or TWO unbeliefs or ONE of EACH - Belief and Unbelief, depending upon the contextual flow of any specific text.  

The Premise stands.   

Here is a beautiful textual example of what all I’ve posted.  

Ro 10:10 - “For with the HEART man BELIEVETH unto righteousness; and with the MOUTH confession is made unto salvation.”  

So, this person has HEART (INWARD) Believe, and this context herein is that of him “hearing the gospel” which harmonizes BY FAITH - Ro 10:8-9 and brings his OUTWARD MOUTH (timely) to confess what he already had felt in his heart - soul.   

Now, WHERE did he get the FAITH (Ro 12:3). Okay? This Faith Inwardly provided the EVIDENCE for the SPIRITUAL inward invisible belief.  Then the Gospel message had a lodging foundation upon which to build.  Lastly this CAUSED his mouth to work properly. A person’s mouth will not function properly until his heart is fixed properly first.   

So, I must conclude that there is a BELIEF in the heart/soul long BEFORE the Gospel, a Bible or Preacher ever comes upon the scene. After Regeneration, there is a BELIEF inwardly, but BEFORE the Gospel is preached he is in UNBELIEF outwardly or timely.   BELIEF is never the CAUSE, but downstream, the EFFECT or RESULT of the preceding 

CAUSE, which in the Spiritual Realm is always FAITH, and faith is a fruit of the Spirit - Ga 5:23 - which is planted by the Holy Spirit, the very Voice of the Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63, without the functions of the Preached Gospel or a Bible.   Faith itself is the EVIDENCE and NOT the Gospel - Heb 11:1; Ro 4:16.   

Bro. Regie, the reason you did NOT believe my SHORT BRIEF statement about BELIEF is simply because you did not have ENOUGH evidence.    Okay?

 Love The Truth,
Hulan Bass
 

Warped, twisted, modified, altered, tampered with EVIDENCE causes a false belief.  Believing a Lie and Not Believing the Truth is the result - Ge 37:33; 45:26; 2Co 4:4

Elder Hulan Bass

The subject of BELIEF has been misused for centuries as you are the cause of being saved eternally. My major point herein is to define precisely the major difference between the initial BELIEF and actions of BELIEVING.

Belief is a noun. So, believe, believing and believeth are all verbs showing present tense. Texts like – Joh 3:16 and Ro 10:10 are not what causes you to become saved eternally, but are evidences that you have already been born-again – Regenerated. Belief is ingrained in the New Birth and then, Believe or Believing or Believeth are the clear evidences of the the 1st and also the 2nd Gospel or Timely Salvation. The distinctions herein magnify the Two Salvations when the Word of God is “rightly divided.” 2Ti 2:15.

Finally, more proof employing only “believeth” Joh 3:36; 5:24; 6:47; 12:44-46; Ro 1:16; 1Jo 5:1,10.

Elder Hulan Bass

Belief is a part of and embedded within Faith which, initially, is a Fruit of the Spirit – Ga 5:22-23, then believing (verb) is the action of belief (noun) and manifests the inward Faith implanted at the point of the New Birth.  Then, downstream is Gospel believing, now available to the born-again “believer,” but most of these folks are being misled by false teachings by false teachers – Isa 9:16; Jer 50:6, who are not“Rightly Dividing.”  Ro 10 is all about “Gospel” Believing, esp. Ro 10:10.   The “heart” is like a motor in your car, it has to be there first before the car will run.

Elder Hulan Bass

Belief and Unbelief

Belief and Unbelief

The man in – Mr 9:24 – is in the same dilemma that a great multitude of God’s Children are in today  - BELIEF & UNBELIEF.  There is a BELIEVING in the Heart at the point of the New Birth as found in Joh 3:16 =BelieveTH = Joh 3:36; 5:24; 6:47; 14:1-2; Ro 1:16; 1Co 1:21; Eph 1:19  -According to His Mighty Power.  However, the multitude of God’s Children have been falsely taught that the “HEART” belief is the Only Belief and that such comes through the Gospel.  Still, with all this BELIEVING, which is down-stream from, and a by-product of FAITH given in Regeneration,  until the TRUE GOSPEL is preached concerning the FINISHED Work of Jesus on Calvary’s Cross, which is SHED-BLOOD Eternal-Redemption, they are still in TIMELY “unbelief.” 

Believing

Believing

Rightly Divided” we find two categories of BELIEVING found in the K.J.T. as displayed in – 1Jo 5:13 – The first BELIEVING is in the HEART a product of the New Birth giving Eternal Life, and the second is found GOSPELLY in KNOWING such, here in TIME. 

BELIEVING is always based on EVIDENCE of a PRE-EXISTING fact, that of FAITH and BELIEF.   BELIEVING is "BECAUSE OF" the PRE-EXISTING fact of Inward BELIEF, and NEVER "IN ORDER TO" cause a FACT to come about. These premises are ALWAYS SO, BOTH Naturally and Spiritually. Believing is the EFFECT of a preceding BELIEF=CAUSE – New Birth.   Also know that evidence in the Natural Realm is comprehended by the Five Senses.  In the Spiritual Realm is it always by FAITH=Evidence NOT seen outwardly – Heb 11:1; 2Co 5:7.

Believing Unto Righteousness

For with the HEART man BELIEVETH unto righteousness. Ro 10:10. That does not mean with the EAR nor the Gospel.  It is an INWARD Soul Conviction from Spiritual Invisible Evidence.

Bible - Road Map To Heaven?

The Holy Bible is not a Road Map to Heaven, but it does tell you HOW you are Saved, which is BY GRACE ONLY - Joh 5:39; Ro 11:6; Eph 2:8-9.

This “grace” is the legal effective shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross needed only once for Eternal Salvation for all His Chosen Family –  Eph 1:4-9 which lists the four factors by God the Father’s = Choices, Will, Pleasures, and Purposes. This blood offering was not made TO humans, but to God for His Family – Heb 9:14. This family is an innumerable number which no man can number – Re 7:9. Finally, nothing can change any of these factors. 

Bible Terms vs Principles

Bible Terms vs Principles

 “Bible Terms” (words)  vs. “Principles.”   Both are found throughout  the K.J.T.  Examples = There are NO “Bible Words” for the POSITIVE PRINCIPLES of Total Depravity, Limited Atonement, Particular Redemption, Time Salvation, Strict Discipline or Practice. Divine Inspiration’s Purpose is to HIDE many things from the wise and prudent, then to reveal them to babes, for even so Father, it seemed good in thy Sight – Mt 11:25-26.  The TRUTH is IN the K.J.T., but is hidden from the wisdom of this world as even the Regenerated Child of Grace has such - 1Co 1:20-21.  So many things IN PRINCIPLE are “clearly hidden” and not stated in “words.”

Bible Titles & Names

Bible Titles & Names

Bible titles are not elusive, but most specific, not in name only but in purpose and function. Sisters are special as such; and Brothers are Brothers, but also can be a Deacon, or an Elder or Bishop - Php 1:1 - both being a Servant from the root Greek Word; but the Elder or Bishop, the first is Older or Senior and the second is overseer or superintendent, yet none are known as "Reverend," as that is ONLY God's Name - Ps 111:9 - listed only once in the O.T. and cannot scripturally be an Adamic Human on Earth. We cannot call any man on earth "Father" or "Master" with a spiritual connotation - Mt 23:7-10.  All other names are unscriptural, as there are NO Doctors of theology.

Biblical and English Languages

Biblical and English Languages

Which language is biblical?  If properly translated, and not just summarized, or tampered with, any language is sufficient.  Yet, many languages do not share the same words.  Still, the ENGLISH Language is our language in America, yet it has been tampered terribly.   The K.J.T. is a very delicate and accurate “Translation.”  Historically, it came from the “Textus Receptus” Mss. – Latin for “Received Text.”  The N.T. was taken from the KOINE Greek devised by Alexander the Great.   Details of his  history Is available upon request. 

Biblical Inerrancy

Biblical INERRANCY is found only in the K.J.T. before and after adding Chapters and Verses, Capitalizings and Punctuations. Anything later altered thereunto denounces inerrancy. 2Ti 3:15-17. The initial manuscripts have been tampered with, so the only English (existing) Translation that is accurate is the K.J.T. -Ps 12:6-7

Books

Books

Of making many books – no end – Ec 12:12;  Yet, there are TWO VERY IMPORTANT Books – 1. Eternal Lamb’s Book of Life – Written BEFORE Time began, Re 20:12,15; 21:27 – Not seen and hid, rolled up and sealed till the End-Time – Php 4:3; Heb 12:23; Re 10:2-10; 13:8; 17:8; 2.  Next, there is a TIMELY or GOSPEL BOOK called The Bible, wherein we LEARN OF the Eternal Book.  Your personal behavior and deportment can cause your name to be, or not to be in this “Church Book,” but never can any name be erased from, or added to the Eternal Book – 2Sa 23:5; Ps 139:15-16.

Broad and Narrow

Broad and Narrow

“Broad” and “Narrow” are two good words, but it depends how they are employed. Concerning the K.J.T. they are both viable and profitable, but only when “rightly divided.”

A microscope, binoculars or telescopes are all beneficial, but can be slightly or greatly abused. Bible Study is in all the above categories, and mis-used in all these areas. Now, we can discuss in the research lab with a microscope or long-distance, or wide-angle? Considering these five areas = Doctrine, Order, Practice, Duty and Discipline, All such are employed correctly and incorrectly, to varying degrees of intensity. If the Doctrine is correct, then stay “on course,” as then, proper Order can more easily direct the Practice, and as such it can then direct the proper Discipline.  Now, each can help keep all these five “on course.” So, where do we start? Ac 2:42 list “Doctrine” first, being the first solid base to build the other four “on course.” So, the “context” base must be correct to start as in Pr 4:2; and  avoid Jer 10:8 in the negative. Many denominations have some items correct and then some, if not many, in error.

Building On The Rock

The GOSPEL HOUSE cannot be built upon itself. It must be built upon THE ROCK and not sand. Even Timely Issues must be anchored to THE ROCK, or they will fall. Mt 7:24-27.

Busybodies

Busybodies are mentioned in the K.J.T. Three Times – 2Th 3:11; 1Ti 5:13; and 1Pe 4:15. Busybodies are spoken of in the negative, as being disorderly. Then, next they are idle, tattlers about things they ought not. Then, lastly meddling in other’s matters. These include within and also outside of the Church.

Buying and Selling

BUYING and SELLING is a vital subject in the K.J.T. as taught in Pr 23:23 –“Buy the truth and sell it not.”  Hold firmly to it once you know it.  Ge 33:19; 37:27-28; 42:1-3,10,25,35; 43:2-4,20-22; 44:25; 47:19; 49:30; 50:13; Ex 21:2; Le 22:11; 25:14-15,44-45; De 2:6; 28:68; Ru 4:4-10; 2Sa 24:21,24; 2Ki 12:12; 22:6; 1Ch 21:24; 2Ch 34:11; Ezr 7:17; Ne 5:3; 10:31; Pr 20:14; 31:16; Isa 24:2; 55:1-2; Jer 32:7-8,25,44; Eze 7:12; Am 8:6; Mt 13:44; 14:15; 19:16-26; 25:9-10; 26:15; 27:3,9; Mr 6:36-37; 11:15; Lu 9:13; 22:36; Joh 4:8,28; 6:5; 13:29; Ac 8:17-24; 16:14; 1Co 6:19-20; 7:30; Jas 4:13; Re 3:18; 13:1,17; 18:11.    These are all vital lesson on BUYING and NOT SELLING.  

We are speaking of  Spiritual Importation, and not literal. 

By His Own Blood He Entered In Once Into The Holy Place

Dear Elder Bass,

. . . You wrote:
<<<Jesus did NOT offer literal hemoglobin blood in Heaven.  Yet, Holy Writ says- Heb 9:12 - that she would have fewer children than that of the Desolate, who would have many more than the True Bride of Christ. In fact a "Remnant compared to a Multitude." Mt 7:13-14.>>>
Regie


HFB - Heb 9:12 - did NOT say "WITH HIS BLOOD." It did say "BY HIS BLOOD." His Father SAW THE SHED BLOOD AT CALVARY. So, BY THE AUTHORITY of said blood, He entered HEAVEN ITSELF, and made the OFFERING - Heb 9:24 = Here "He APPEARED in the presence of God FOR US." Mt 7:13-14 has nothing contextually to do with Heb 9:12 or 24.

Mt 7:13-14 has to do with a REMNANT FEW who walk in the STRAIT and NARROW Path of Gospel Knowledge and Obedience, contrasted to the Multitude in the
Broad Way and Wide Gate. Isa 54:1 is a prophecy of the MULTITUDE vs. the REMNANT.

By One Offering - To Whom?

The Shed Blood of Christ happened on Calvary’s Cross, but the OFFERING was not made to us, but was made in Heaven to God for us – Eph 5:2; Heb 9:14; 10:14.

Call to Gospel Obedience

Call to Gospel Obedience

A call to GOSPEL obedience is very clear in the KJT of the Bible, as all these benefits are available TIMELY, and are very profitable, which will give your Eternal outlook even a more clear, perfect, and beautiful view RIGHT NOW (1Pe 4:17).  Now read De 11:26-29 to compare Timely Blessings versus Time Curses. 

     Deuteronomy also depicts the very same.  Further confirmation is found in Ec 7:14 and Joe 2:12-27 for the full story.   See Ac 5:29; 7:39.  Also, Paul teaches these same principles in Ro 1:5.  Then, he mentions the negative in Ro 10:16-18

     Finally, Heb 11:8 employs Abraham as an example of these Timely Benefits.  So, 1Pe 1:14 proclaims the very same.  Eternity for you will be perfect, but why suffer for disobedience here in Time, when blessings are most positively available.

Call To The Ministry

If a P.B. Church calls for the ordination to the ministry of a brother, who is well-studied, sound in the Scriptures and fervent in the Spirit should he submit? No, not unless he FEELS CALLED OF GOD to the office work therein. Ro 11:29; 1Co 1:26; Heb 5:4.

Callings

There are several CALLINGS taught in Holy Writ, yet DEATH is the wages of sin - Ro 6:23; Does God "call" one from life on earth unto death? Does God do this - Ec 12:7? It is a fact that God will CALL the dead bodies from the Grave - Joh 5:28-29.

CALLINGS in the K.J.T. are found in 7 different categories = 1.      New Birth,  2. Of the Apostles, 3. Of N.T. Ministers, 4. By the Gospel,  5.  By Prayer,  6.  In Death,  7. To Glory Eternally.   All of these happen at some point in TIME, yet the TIMELY are only for our Blessings and Benefits here IN TIME.  God calls first and last and man in-between. Scriptures for each are available upon  request.

Callings of God

CALLINGS of God, are strange to the finite mind, for example notice - 1Co 1:26 - God calls NOT MANY wise men after the flesh, NOT MANY mighty, NOT MANY noble, but please carefully notice that Holy Writ does NOT say - "NOT ANY."  If such callings were up to men, we would be prone to call ONLY Wise, Mighty and Noble.  1Co 1:27 even presses this issue further, as Paul states - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and weak things to confound mighty things.  Our Universities of Higher Learning follows a totally opposite set of rules.

Calls

Calls

Several “Calls” are in the K.J.T. when Rightly Divided they can easily be known.  Here are TWO CALLS that the word “call” is not therein, yet the “principle” is clear – Mr 5:6 -  When he SAW Jesus afar off (1st Call), then he RAN and WORSHIPPED Him (2nd Call).

Can God Furnish A Table in the Wilderness?

Can God Furnish A Table in the Wilderness?

Can God furnish a table in the Wilderness? Ps 78:19.  The Children of Israel doubted and even were tired of the Manna – Nu 21:5, as they also “wanted” meat – Ps 78:18-30.

Do we today have confidence that God will provide for us, exactly that which we “NEED?”

Remember we are to pray In His Name according to His Will – Joh 14:13-15; Mt 6:10.  Are we, in the U.S.A. today, doubting or are we Walking by Faith – 2Co 5:7?

Can We Have Spiritual Worship Services Without Natural Comforts?

There are many NATURAL technological availabilities to add to natural comforts in our contemporary society, which has nothing to do with the SPIRITUAL Worship Services. Joh 4:24.

Can You Figure Out God?

You cannot figure out God & His Creations by Scientific Solutions nor seen Evidences because they are higher than the heavens, and beyond finite minds, but only BY FAITH can you know. Isa 55:8-9; Ro 11:33-34; 2Co 5:7.  Search all you may, but FAITH only prevails. Job 11:7.

Capitalism vs Socialism

CAPITALISM vs. SOCIALISM is taught in God’s Holy Word – the KJT – Jesus speaking to the Pharisees – Mt 22:15-22.   Jesus clearly taught the Separation of Church and State =  V.22 – “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”  Next notice in – Mt 22:11 - the different classes of Capitalists are found in Jesus’ Words – “For ye have the POOR always with you.” – Then He also announces another class of POOR IN SPIRIT which is a blessing beyond natural poorness – Mt 5:3.   Finally, we learn that the Lord’s People are OUT OF EVERY kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation – Re 5:9.  Now let us consider the RICH and the POOR – Ps 49:1-2 – “all ye inhabitants of the world: Both low and high, rich and poor, together. “  Pr 22:2 –“The rich and poor meet together.”  Even Jesus, being RICH, then became POOR, that we would be RICH – 2Co 8:9.

Carnal, Fallen, Adamic Nature

Carnal, Fallen, Adamic Nature

There is nothing NEW today concerning the actions of the CARNAL FALLEN, ADAMIC NATURE of all mankind that was not being practiced in OLDEN TIMES. In ancient O.T. Scriptural Scenarios there is none that more aptly magnifies this form of worldliness than that which is found in Ex 32.

Herein you will observe the “GOLDEN CALF” scene.  While Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the Law, the Children of Israel were engaging in all forms of their SINFUL NATURE. Most all of the 10 Commandments were being broken while Moses was up there receiving them–Ex 31:18. Especially notice these verses listed - Ex 32:1-4,9,24,30.

Causing The Sheep To Go Astray

The theme-context of Jer 50:4-6 is that of "Shepherds (Leaders) cause the sheep to go astray from the mountain to hill." That is "from truth to error." This is so true in all fields of endeavor, social, economics, business, politics and even religion.

Chain Links

Chain Links

CHAIN LINKS = in Proper Order are:
Sin Committed
Chastisement Applied
Godly Sorrow Instilled
Repentance Bringing
Confession Professed
Forgiveness Enacted
Restoration Applied
Reconciliation Applied
Love Again Manifested

These are Timely in the Gospel.

Texts for each step if requested.

Changed/Exchanged?

Changed/Exchanged?

Mt 17:2  employs  the word “TRANSFIGURED.” Mr 9:2  also employs the word “TRANSFIGURED.”    Lu 9:28 employs these words – “FASHION of COUNTENANCE being ALTERED.”  None of these words even imply that there was an EXCHANGE ref.  Jesus’ Body.    Php 3:21 – clearly teaches that our vile body will be CHANGED and FASHIONED like unto His GLORIOUS Body.   Jesus as the SON OF MAN, simultaneously was the SON OF GOD, both in ONE BODY.    After His Resurrection He confirmed that His Body was the SAME – Lu 24:37-43.    These Disciples thought they had SEEN A SPIRIT!!!    It is impossible to SEE a Spirit.  So He asked them to behold his hands and feet, handle me for a spirit hath  NOT flesh and bones, as ye see me have.  He even ate some regular food with them, which He really did not need.    So WHEN did His COUNTENANCE and FASHION CHANGE and was ALTERED?  At the POINT of His Ascension.   Ac 1:9-11. Now His ALTERED FASHION is a GLORIOUS  COUNTENANCE only.

Children Obey Your Parents (In The Lord)

"Children obey your parents IN THE LORD; for this is right." The key to this text is found in the three words "In The Lord." This is Right, because IN THE LORD, means the parents might not always instruct their children into that which is right. Eph 6:1.

Christ - All-Man & All-God

GOD-MAN is not just PART God and PART Man.  FULNESS is found within His BODY - Col 1:19; 2:9 - not just SOME of each but ALL of BOTH - Joh 1:14; 10:30; 14:9; 19:5; 1Ti 2:5; Heb 2:17. 

Christ - The End of the Law

Christ is the END OF THE LAW -  Ro 10:4 to all BELIEVERS, not just to “who will believe.”  Lu 16:16 - the Law and Prophets were UNTIL John the Baptist, SINCE THAT TIME the kingdom of God is preached.   Joh 1:17 – The LAW was given by Moses, BUT grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.    The major point is that we CANNOT MIX these two together.   One is of Works – obeying certain Rules of Action and Governing Principles. The major transition came at the point of Jesus Christ fulfilling all the Laws, but not destroying them.  However, these LAWS have no control or authority SINCE THAT TIME – Mt 5:17-18.   Some will say, as they have been mis-taught – to do this or that, as an ACTIVE action on YOUR part “in order to” accomplish Eternal Salvation.   Yes, we admit the K.J.T. is filled with things for God’s Children TO DO, but not for eternal Salvation.   Then what are these TIMELY chores for?   For through our obedience we gain many TIMELY blessings and benefits NOW.   Christ did not leave anything DANGLING, with an eternal consequence. 

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

Ponder this with Reasoning and Rightly Dividing Mt 5:17 – Jesus did not come to DESTROY the Law and Prophets, but to FULFIL.  So, 70 A.D., the END OF THE LAW AGE was NOT destroying, so 2Pe 3:10-13 cannot be the transition from Law to Grace – Joh 1:17; because 2Peter is teaching a TOTAL DESTRUCTION without a trace remaining of the heavenly planets, the earth and elements.

Christ Glorified

The Father GLORIED the Name of Jesus Christ on BOTH sides of the Cross - before and after - Joh 12:28 -the Voice from Heaven said - "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." Joh 17:4-5. He was forsaken ON the Cross - Mt 27:46.

Christianity Today Worse?

Christianity is taboo in the World today; no reference to God, the Commandments, In God We Trust, no Pledge "under God." Well, this is nothing new. Read back 2000 years ago - Joh 15:18,21-25; Ro 9:33; 1Pe 2:4-8.

Christianty is Taboo Today

Christianty is Taboo Today

Christianity is taboo in the World today; no reference to God, the Commandments, In God We Trust, no Pledge “under God.” Well, this is nothing new. Read back 2000 years ago – Joh 15:18,21-25; Ro 9:33; 1Pe 2:4-8.

Christianity is taboo in the World today. There is no reference to God, The Bible, Biblical Creation, the 10 Commandments, no “In God We Trust,” no Pledge “under God.”  Well, this is nothing new. 

By the K.J.T. read back  2000 years ago in Joh 15:18,21-25; Ro 9:33; 1Pe 2:4-8.  So Solomon wrote this continuing PRINCIPLE in Ec 3:15 – “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”  Yes, even the clearly Holy Written Word of God, is being denied, which within itself proves it’s truths.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

CHRISTMAS DAY is certainly and definitely a PAGAN Holiday. However, such does present a FACT. It reminds me that the Lord Jesus Christ WAS BORN of the Virgin Mary, fathered by the Holy Ghost. That is THE FACT. Yet, the K.J.T. does not give us the date, which is not necessary for us to know. So, if you just think of the FACT, be MERRY. The Son of God is ETERNAL, but the Son OF MAN, had a literal beginning - Lu 2:10-11 The Angel stated “I bring you GOOD TIDINGS of GREAT JOY.” “For unto you is born THIS DAY in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

Now, should we be SAD or MERRY?

Christmas should be MERRY because of WHY? The answer is simple and clear. It was in a COVENANT (Contract) before the foundation of the world, through God’s Foreknowledge, seeing the fall of Adam, and his whole human family, so the Contract called for a Savour to Deliver His Entire Family from the penalty of sin (Ge 2:15-17) which was violated in Ge 3:1-6, and this promise was renewed all through O.T. and in the N.T. – Mt 1:18-21. Notice in Verse 21, there are THREE “Shalls.” That totally eliminates the “CHANCE” theory for the final eternal destination. Now for further final facts - see Ro 8:29-33; Eph 1:4-11. Another factor to consider concerning this Chosen Innumerable Multitude, is that there are many variables, TIMELY and GOSPELLY, as most of them are that of disobedient or just in simple ignorance, so they never find the REST, PEACE (Consolation) available here on this earth during their timely sojourn. Being TIMELY SAVED from IGNORANCE was Paul’s Prayer in – Ro 10:1-3. Finally read: Joh 16:33.

Church

Church

What does the word “CHURCH” really mean?   The Greek on this word is = ekklesia –meaning = “a called-out assembly.”  Jesus stated very clearly in – Mt 16:18 – “MY CHURCH” is built upon THE ROCK (Himself).  Da 2:44 states it will STAND FOREVER.   Stephen stated in - Ac 7:38 – that the O.T. Tabernacle was the “church in the wilderness.”  Then Solomon’s Temple was deemed in – Mt 24:2 – that this O.T. LAW Bldg. would be taken down.   The 70 years of Babylonian Captivity left Solomon’s Temple in shambles, which was rebuilt by the Remnant who returned – Jer 29:10-13; Ezra & Nehemiah both confirm such.   In the N.T. the Jews had modernized such with many added dimensions and cosmetics, which were unscriptural.  Yet, HIS CHURCH never ceased to exist.   His church is the PEOPLE and not some man-made building. 

Church Kingdom

Church Kingdom

Isa 32:1-2 prophesied of the coming of a KING, and this MAN is the Lord Jesus Christ in the Flesh – Joh 1:14;  and this MAN is the KING over a KINGDOM, and this KINGDOM is Spiritual – then there is a CALLED OUT ASSEMBLY, the CHURCH, which He is also the HEAD of–Eph 1:20-23.

Such is HIS BODY–Col 1:18. This Church is Visible, Organic, Organized, Militant and represents the WORD only, and within itself it is NOT Spiritual, but is the pillar and ground of the truth, the house of God 1Ti 3:15; however, back to the Spiritual Divine Kingdom as is in two categories, the first, WITHIN you-Lu 17:20 - caused by being TRANSLATED  into this Kingdom of His Dear Son–Col 1:13; then the other herein is PRESSED INTO-Lu 16:16 - as you are APPOINTED - Lu 22:29-30 - the first is passive on man’s part, the latter is active on man’s part.  The former is an innumerable number which no man can number – Re 7:9;  the second is a remnant few – Lu 12:32.

Clarity and Context

Clarity and Context

CLARITY and CONTEXT are major keys for correct interpretation.  Both must be present.  I have failed at times.  So, without being verbose and too lengthy, I will state somewhat briefly for "both."  The 12 Apostles were told to take NO thought, take NO Heed, Not Read, Not Study, Not Meditate, but ONLY when confronted by councils, rulers & kings, as sheep before wolves - Mt 10:16-20; Mr 13:19 - for it is not you, but the Holy Ghost which speaks within you.

Next point is also vital.  It is not that of being wise and prudent, with academic astuteness, wise in this world's scientific knowledge, but having keen awareness within - Spiritually.  It is not WHAT you know but WHO you know - Ac 4:13 - The intellectual Sadducees were the rulers herein - "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus."  Again, Jesus speaking in - Mt 11:25-26 - as a prayer, said - "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast HID THESE THINGS from the WISE and PRUDENT, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight." 

Paul stated that he did not learn these spiritual insights from man, but by revelation of Jesus Christ - Ga 1:11-12,15-17 - yet Paul was very well educated in many different languages - Ac 21:40; 22:1-3. He stated that he was BLAMELESS as touching THE LAW, complete or perfect therein - Php 3:6. Further, also Paul taught the young preacher Timothy to read to exhort, to doctrine (theology), and meditate on these things-1Ti 4:13-15; and to STUDY in order to Rightly Divide the Word of Truth - 2Ti 2:15. You see, Timothy was NOT an Apostle and from him forward we all must take thought of, read, study, meditate and rightly divide the word of Truth.  There is no discharge in this assignment.

For Truth's Sake

Clear Presentations

Communications are so very elusive. We should all strive to present our message in such manner, not only so it may be understood, but the challenge is that it cannot be misunderstood. Mt 5:37; 1Ti 6:18; Heb 13:16

Close Communion

Close Communion

The Apostolic Practice of CLOSE-COMMUNION embodies the FIGURATIVE function of the literal Death, Burial and Resurrection of Christ, and never the idolatrous event of "transubstantiation" (becomes the literal body and blood of Christ), or that of "consubstantiation" (indicating that the real body of Christ is in and under the bread and wine). Both are gross errors of the Catholics and the Lutherans, in that order. 1Co 11:23-26 - "SHEWING FORTH" (Symbolic) of His Death.

Come and See

Come and See

The admonitions from Philip to any DOUBTINGS was to “COME AND SEE.” Joh 1:43-46.  Even today, there are many looking for a CHURCH HOME, but someone told them untruths about the TRUE N.T. CHURCH; therefore, in their minds they just “wrote us off.”   The proof should be found in this good advice, is to “COME AND SEE.”  This admonition does not just mean OUTWARDLY, the cosmetic appearance of many activities and programs, but from WITHIN your Heart and Soul – “COME AND SEE.” 

Here is a K.J.T. term that is valid and viable –“Come and See.”   Joh 1:46 – “And Nathanael said unto him, can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?  Philip saith unto him, COME AND SEE.”  This context embraces the doubts that Jesus Christ is the TRUE Messiah as was prophesied many times in the O.T. 

Nazareth is a country area where Jesus grew up as a carpenter’s son.   Isa 55; 1-3 – prophesied ref. the “coming N.T. kingdom.”  Jesus further confirms in – Mt 11:28 – “Come unto me” for timely blessings. Read Mt 11:20-30Mt 14:29 – “come.”   Mt 16:24 – “If any man will come after me.” Mt 22:3 – Again, Jesus telling -- “And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: they would not come.”  Lu 14:16-23 = Come at supper time, but they all had excuses.  Joh 5:40 – Jesus is here teaching that the search of the Scriptures will not give eternal life, but such does testify of me.   Joh 6:31-37= Jesus is teaching that He is the bread of life, and not the manna that fell from heaven.  Now Jesus states in Joh 6:44-45,65 ref. “coming,” can only be of the Father. 

Even seeking in the wrong way will not work =Joh 7:34.

Closing = Heb 4:16 = All these texts proves that this “come unto me” is a GOSPEL TIMELY factor only.

Come Up Hither

Come Up Hither

COME UP HITHER is in three categories and one is literal only.  The other two are Spiritual and the 3rd is Spiritual and Literal.   1. New Birth, as in 1Pe 1:23; then  2.Gospel Call;  then  3.The 2nd Coming of Christ as in Heb 9:28.  Now rightly divide these next three texts and place them in their respective contexts =  Pr 25:1-7; Re 4:1; 11:12 which are all Timely. The Gospel Call is the TIMELY aspect while we are on the Earth, after the 1st Call by the Voice of Jesus Himself, as Joh 5:25 states, and, the 3rd Call is also by Him, stated In Mt 25:34.   The Apostle John was told, while exiled on the Isle of Patmos to “Come Up Hither,” from which he wrote the remainder of Revelation.

The 1st & 3rd Calls cannot be resisted.  Again, now Rightly Divide all this.

Comforter, The

The COMFORTER is described in detail in the K.J.T.

As the HOLY GHOST; OT Prophecy tells us of such Coming in 2Sa 10:2; 14:17; 19:7; 1Ch 19:2; Job 2:11; 6:10; 16:2; Ps 69:20; Isa 40:1-2; 61:2.

Fulfillment is found primarily in Joh 14; 15; 16, esp. Joh 14:16-18,26; 15:26; 16:7; Ac 9:31; Ro 15:4; 2Co 1:3-4; 7:4-7,13; Eph 6:22; Php 2:1; Col 4:8,11; and 2Co 13:11; Now, where and who is this great Comforter and we find it to be JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.

Comforting One Another

1Th 4:18 - "Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words."  One vital PART OF the Gospel Message during TIMELY Church Worship Services is to comfort NOW with the anticipation and hope of the End-Time Resurrection of our bodies at Christ's 2nd Coming.

Commit The Truth To Others

That FAITHFUL men have been endowed with THE TRUTH, and are to commit the SAME (not more nor less) to FAITHFUL men, who shall be able to teach others also - 2Ti 2:2. This would be known as the ENDLESS CHAIN method.

Communion Frequency

Communion Bread & Wine is Scriptural anytime besides just Sunday - Ac 20:7-11. Notice it was done both on Sunday and Monday. Paul taught this in 1Co 11:23-25 - AS OFT AS ye eat the bread and drink the wine - this do in remembrance of me. It would not be unscriptural if done more than just once or twice a year.

Confession

Confession

CONFESSION is a very important Bible Subject, when Rightly Divided.  The Born-again–Regenerated Child of God first must CONFESS – God the Father – Jos 7:19; Da 9:4;  then, next we must CONFESS our SINS – Le 5:5; 16:21; 26:40-42; Ne 1:6; 9:2-3; Job 1:5; Pr 28:13; Da 9:4,20; Mt 3:5-6; Jas 5:16; 1Jo 1:9; then lastly and very importantly we must CONFESS – the Lord Jesus Christ – Mt 10:32-33; 16:16-19; Joh 1:14-18; 12:42-43; Ac 8:35-37; Ro 10:9-11; 14:11; 15:8-9; 1Ti 6:12-13; 1Jo 1:9; 4:2-3,15; 2Jo 1:7

Confession, Repentance & Godly Sorrow

True Confession cannot come before True Repentance, and True Repentance cannot come before Godly Sorrow, and Godly Sorrow comes from Above. Links in this Chain cannot be initiated from Below --- here on Earth. Heb 7:7; 2Co 7:10; Ro 2:4.

Conscience

Conscience

The K.J.T. Rightly Divides the subject of CONSCIENCE into Two Categories –POSITIVE & NEGATIVE. Such is defined as – co-perception; moral awareness, to understand, to be Informed of; to Consider, Know and be Privy to. Now for the First – Joh 8:9; Ac 23:1; 24:16; Ro 2:15; 9:1; 13:5, then we find the Second in 1Co 8:7-12; 10:25-29; The Good is found in 2Co 1:12; 4:2; 5:11; 1Ti 1:5,19; 3:9 speaks of the PURE; 1Ti 4:2 speaks of a SEARED; 2Ti 1:3 of the PURE and Tit 1:15 of the DEFILED; Heb 9:9 compares the O.T. Laws which were just figures of N.T. Grace – so purge your conscience from these DEAD works to serve the Living God. Heb 10:2 is positive being purged from the OLD to the NEW. Heb 10:22 advises us to draw near with a PURE heart in full assurance of faith from an evil conscience. Heb 13:18 – teaches us to PRAY as we trust with our GOOD Conscience. 1Pe 2:19 teaches us to endure grief, suffering wrongfully, as this comes from a GOOD conscience, being thankworthy toward God. Finally 1Pe 3:16 – with our GOOD conscience, we can endure evil speakings of you, that by your good conversation in Christ, will be ashamed. Then 1Pe 3:21 teaches us that Water Baptism is the answer of a GOOD conscience toward God.

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

CONTEXT is a major factor in determining the exact truth in the K.J.T.
 
 Most times, so-called Christian preachers avoid context, and apply “language” only. Many times truth can be determined from language only, but ALWAYS “context” is the major deterrent, eliminating any and all errors, flaws and mis-applications, teaching untruths. One major example of this lesson comes to mind, wherein truth is applied, but that is NOT the context. Go to Ps 118:24 – “This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” The TRUTH is, this particular context concerns the lesson of Jesus Christ being rejected by the Jews when He was on Earth.The analogy is contextually referring  to when the Temple was being built under Solomon’s Kingship, all the timbers and stones were already hewn and cut, in their natural habitat before being delivered to the site where it was to be assembled – Read:  1Ki 6:7,16-18; Mt 21:42-45. Jesus Christ as the Messiah was rejected as being the VERY PERSON of all O.T. lessons pointing to the future coming of a Saviour. When the Gentiles finally did recognize that this babe of Bethlehem was “that stone” and did fit perfectly into the Temple, the N.T. Church of God, they rejoiced and was glad in that day.

 Yes, “that stone” was rejected by The Jews, but glorified by the Gentiles.

The context of any text is foremost, requiring precise interpretation, for without such even error can be seemingly correct.  Example of this premise is found in 1Pe 4:18, speaking of being “SCARCELY” saved.  The context of this entire chapter is teaching that of Timely or Gospel Deliverances and not Eternal.

Now read, for clarity, 1Pe 4:16-17, then 1Pe 4:19.

Context and 1 Peter 1:23-25

Context and 1Pe 1:23-25

CONTEXT  is required and so are WORDS, even in the K.J.T. there are different GREEK words both translated as ONE English Word.   Example of the word “WORD” in 1Pe 1:23-25 employs “word” (1Pe 1:23) as LOGOS, and 1Pe 1:25 employs “word”  RHEMA.

Yet the context herein demands that 1Pe 1:25 means only WRITTEN IN HEART and not on paper.   So it is this WORD that is preached BY THE GOSPEL and the GOSPEL is not THIS word.  Read  it carefully – 1Pe 1:25 = “And this is the WORD which BY THE GOSPEL is preached unto you.”   Now “mis-read” it for clarity as – “And this the word OF the Gospel.”  It does NOT say that.  The LIVING word in the Heart which the GOSPEL tells you about, and it is the LIVING word that endures for ever.

Context Through Expository Reading

Context Through Expository Reading

The objective herein is to amplify the need and utility of finding a CONTEXT more easily by "EXPOSITORY" reading. For example there is another different context in Lu 19:41 where Jesus "wept over it."  The expository tells the true story surrounding this "wept." The objective herein is to amplify the need and utility of finding a CONTEXT more easily in "EXPOSITORY" reading. For example, this is a very different context in Lu 19:41 – of which Jesus "wept over it." The expository tells the true story surrounding this "wept." Now compare this to "Jesus Wept” in Joh 11:35, a totally different CONTEXT.

Contrast and Comparative Scriptures

Holy Scriptures IN CONTEXT deals with two viable variables, CONTRAST and COMPARATIVE.

Many times Contrast illustrates greatly between positives and negatives and then we learn Comparisons dealing with either and/or both. "Contrast" is NOT this way, and "Compare" is THIS way. Eph 2:9; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5; Ro 8:18; Song 1:9; 1Co 2:13; Mr 4:30.

Conversion

The word “CONVERT” definitively must be understood, based upon its CONTEXT – Ps 19:7 is the teachings from the Soul, the INWARD essence.  In Jas 5:19-20 we find the Timely Gospel Salvation saving the person from the error of his ways and hiding (not eliminating) a multitude of sins.  Then again,  even David harmonizes with James in Ps 51:11-13 that of Timely “Turning,” Saving or Converting.   Mt 13:15; Mr 4:12 - The Jews were steeped in the O.T. Laws of Works, and would not be Timely-Gospelly-Converted to the N.T. Grace of the Jesus Christ which is His N.T. Doctrine – Isa 6:10; Joh 12:40-41; Ac 28:27.  In  Ac 3:19 we have a major factor of Timely Gospel CONVERSION from WORKS to Grace. Even His Disciples needed to be CONVERTED – Mt 18:3, as also in Ac 15:3 we find the teaching if the same of the Gentiles,  causing great joy.   Prophetically, read = Isa 1:27, ref. Zion, the N.T.  Church.  Notice that all of these contexts are TIMELY and not Eternal. 

Conversion defined properly  - Lu 22:32. Simon Peter was to be prayed for by Jesus Himself, saying “I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not, and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” Notice, Jesus did not say “if” but “when” thou art converted. The major premise is that many of God’s Children are confused by the false denominational theologians of Babylonians mixing Conversion with Regeneration.  Conversion is a “Turning from” and “turning to,” as a change of mind – Gospel Conversion is not to Create, but to Locate, Educate and Cultivate the already born-again “RE-generate.” It is a “RE-turning” which is “RE-pentance,” as in “RE-penting” or turning from Moses’ Laws of Works to N.T. Grace found only in the full Legal Redeeming Shed Blood of Jesus Christ.  “RE-generation” by the Holy Spirit is the New Birth, a New Life, a New Creation, giving Life, to add a New Heaven.  Such must always precede Conversion.  Life always precedes Actions. Sometimes referred to as – Divine Conversion of the Soul, as in Ps 19:7.   Now close by reading Jas 5:20.

Convinced Against Will?

This is an old cliché, but so very true. He who is convinced against his will is of the same OPINION still. Now read:  Ec 3:15. Also read what Jesus said in - Mt 15:13-14.

Corrections to Churches of Galatia

Corrections to Churches of Galatia

Paul wrote six chapter of correction to the Churches of Galatia, which he initially constituted, that they had been contaminated with those still requiring the O.T. Laws pertaining to Circumcision, by continued strong advocates of such “WORKS.”  Ga 3:1 he Called these churches- “O FOOLISH Galatians.”   Then by strong clear instructions in Ga 4, so in Ga 5:1 Paul then told them to “STAND fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with this yoke of bondage.”  Paul them in Ga 6:7-10 – “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  Ga 6:9 “And let us not be weary in WELL DOING: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”  Ga 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity, let us DO GOOD unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”  Yes, Good Works are TIMELY, but WORKING in order for Eternal Life is totally wrong..

Covenants

Covenants

The K.J.T. is filled with “Contracts” called COVENANTS, and therein are NINE (9) all being TIMELY or GOSPELLY, except One. Here they are:
1.Edenic – Ge 1; 2:15;
2.Adamic – Ge 2:16-17; 3:6,15;
3. Noahic – Ge 6:5 to Ge 9:9-17,29;
4.Abrahamic – Ge 12:1-3; 15:4-18; 17:1-10; 18:10-18;
5.Mosaic – Ex 3:7,14; 4:1-9; 19; 20:1-17; 21:23-25; 25:8-9; De 5:1-6;
6.Palestinian (Church) – Ge 12:14-15; De 29:1; 30; Isa 11:11-12; Ro 10:6-10;
7.Davidic – 2Sa 7:12-16; 22:51; 23:1-6; Isa 9:6-7; Ps 89:3-4,19-37; 132:11-12; Jer 33:20-21; Lu 1:32; Ac 2:29-30;

8.NEW – Ps 111:9; Isa 55:8-11; Jer 31:31-34; Eze 36:26-28; Mal 3:1; Heb 8:6,8-13; 9:1; 10:16,29; 12:24; 13:20;

The first 7 are TIMELY Only. The next is

9.ETERNAL/EVERLASTING – 2Sa 23:5; Heb 13:20.
Now read = De 7:9

Covenants - Contracts

Covenants - Contracts

COVENANTS – CONTRACTS = There are EIGHT (8) Covenants in the K.J.T.  1.  Edenic;  2.  Adamic;  3.  Noahic;  4. Abrahamic;  5.  Mosaic;  6. Palestinian (Church);  7. Davidic.  8. NEW;   Now read:  De 7:9;  The first Seven are TIMELY or GOSPELLY. There is Only ONE “Eternal” Covenant.  Scriptures for each on request.

COVENANTS in the K.J.T.

COVENANTS in the K.J.T.

COVENANTS in the K.J.T. are a total of eight =
 
 1. Edenic, 2. Adamic, 3. Noahic, 4. Abrahamic, 5. Mosaic, 6. Palestinian, 7. Davidic, 8. NEW or ETERNAL.

Scriptures for each of these upon request.

A Covenant defined is simply a “Contract, Pledge, Promise, Agreement, Sealed, Solemn, Sacred and Sure.” So the Godhead met in Council in order to Counsel, with explicit total agreement to the micro. Initials - E.A.N.A.M.P.D.N. No texts are listed herein except, basics such as = 1Jo 5:7; De 7:9; Ne 1:5; Ps 25:14; Isa 46:9-11; Jer 33:20-21; Da 9:4; Am 3:3.

 Many more available for specifics.

Covenants or Contracts

Covenants or Contracts

COVENANTS or CONTRACTS – The K.J.T. lists Nine  - Only One is ETERNAL, the other Seven = 1. EDENIC   2. ADAMIC   3. NOAHIC  4. ABRAHAMIC  5. MOSAIC    6. PALESTINIAN   7. DAVIDIC   8. NEW; then the 9th is the ETERNAL, of which I will herein only list the Scriptures for such  = 2Sa 23:5; Ps 25:14; 89:28,34; 111:9; Isa 46:9-11;   Joh 6:39-40; Ro 8:28-33; Eph 1:4,11; 2Ti 1:9.  The TRIUNE GOD-HEAD,  before the Foundation of the World, before TIME, met in COUNCIL in order to COUNSEL and draw up this CONTRACT and sealed it with Seven (7) Seals.  It cannot be modified or broken, yet we must realize that the BLUEPRINT or Contract to build a house is NOT THE HOUSE.  

TIME must come to pass and be fulfilled first, then we shall reap as a free gift the ETERNAL HOME forever, according to the precise Blueprint, Contract or COVENANT.   Now read all the Scriptures listed above.  

Cover, Covering, Uncovered

Cover, Covering, Uncovered

The word COVER & COVERING or UNCOVERED is found in the K.J.T. referring to only ONE context  in- 1Co 11:4-15, meaning primarily, in this context “in the manner of.”  So the contextual lesson herein is not necessarily, or literally referring to the “head covering,” but that of “order of authority.” Let us prove this point in Eph 1:19-23, clearly declaring the Order of Divine Authority, then is graciously dealt to men, then women, in that order, as in 1Co 15:27-28.  Now read: Mt 11:27; 28:18.   So, first is God, then the Son, then then Holy Ghost – 1Co 6:19-20.   Next, moving down to obedience by God’s Order, we find in 1Co 11:16, as Paul clearly denies the practical-literal observation of this issue, but the PRINCIPLE of obedience only by honoring the “ORDER of Authority,” with all this scenario being that of “Church Discipline.”  The Women is a beautiful picture of the N.T. Church Bride of Christ.

HISTORIC Data is only about 6,000 years old  PRE-HISTORIC data is derived by supposedly SCIENTIFIC data.  Historic are RECORDS kept.   Pre-Historic is BEFORE records were kept.  So, the methods of “dating” pre-historic factors is by three methods – Carbon-14,  Potassium to Argon,  Uranium to Lead, of which these three do not really agree with each other.   So, the K.J.T. gives the correct answer.  Ge 1; 2 gives the details of CREATION.   You will notice that God did not START with a SEED, but with the FULL-GROWN entity, with the FRUIT already on the tree and the SEED within the Fruit, so the Chicken came first and not the egg.   God CREATED things ALREADY FULL GROWN, with the AGE ALREADY BUILD THEREIN.  Proof:   How OLD was Adam when God (Ge 2:7) “breathed into his nostrils and he became a LIVING soul.”  So, PRO-CREATION is down-stream from CREATION.    God “created” some entities much older than others, but created both at the SAME moment in time.

Credentials

CREDENTIALS

Paul’s CREDENTIALS flaunted (Held Up)

                Ac 22:3

     Ac 23:6,27

     Ac 26:5

     Ro 11:1,13

     2Co 11:22-23

     Ga 1:13-14

     Eph 3:8

     Php 3:4-8

Paul Lays Down His CREDENTIALS

     1Co 2:1-8

     1Co 3:18-23

     1Co 4:10

     2Co 11:16-21

     2Co 12:6,10-11

     Php 3:3-14

There was time in most natural lives, when we all flaunted our accomplishments, even our Spiritual aspirations, then as Paul was brought to such a transition, we also made a 180 degree turn from SIGHT to FAITH – 2Co 5:7.  That is from Law-Works – Joh 1:17 - to Grace-Faith.

Cremation

CREMATION is clearly spoken against in the  K.J.T. as found in – Nu 16:35; 1Ki 11:7; 13:1-2; 16:15-19; 2Ki 3:26-27; 23:5-20; Am 2:1-5.    Now, we must all confess that this has been and is still being done, even to this present moment of our current generation.  Also, we must confess that there are many other things still being done in this current time that are clearly UNSCRIPTURAL, yet we continue to do such, even in the face of Holy Writ.  But I also confirm that such actions, as God is still on the Throne, is still disdained as unscriptural activities.  Such will not deter one iota from the fact that the BODY will still be resurrected – Ro 8:23; Php 3:21; 1Th 5:23 – as God knows where every ash of the body is, even if scattered in the air or sea, and in the moment of His 2Coming and Resurrection of the Body, ALL of this whole spirit and soul and BODY will be preserved and resurrected.

Cycles

Cycles

Here are two key texts that must be harmonized into UNITY. After Noah’s Flood – the Lord told him that in - Ge 8:22 – “While the earth REMAINETH, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night SHALL NOT CEASE.” Now compare this with Ec 3:15 – where Solomon wrote by Divine Inspiration – “That which hath been is NOW; and that which IS TO BE HATH ALREADY BEEN; and God requireth that WHICH IS PAST.” How, then can man break these cycles, even with his mismanagement of the elements?

God-established CYCLE and continues them. They shall not end until the END-TIME – Ec 3:15 – and God requires that which is PAST – Now read:   Ge 8:20.   No man can change, modify or alter these cycles, no matter how scientific we become. 

Daily Benefits

Ps 68:19 - David is very thankful to the Lord for DAILY loading him with BENEFITS. That is clearly TIMELY Grace and Mercy, which reaches beyond just the Eternal.

Date of Christ's Birth?

Date of Christ's Birth?

According to the K.J.T. we are to honor and respect the BIRTH of Christ Jesus the Savior, and not try to find the DATE.  We were advised by prophecy in Isa 7:14 of the Virgin Birth, then again, the fears of Joseph, Mary’s espousal, she was found with child and he was desiring to put her away from any earthly scandal, then in a dream, the angel of the Lord came unto him and told him to fear not, for that which was conceived in her was of the Holy Ghost.   Now read Mt 1:18-21, then the literal birth was described in Lu 2:1-20Mt 2:1-10 – following the Star, the Wise Men from the East came with gifts (gift-giving) in Mt 2:11.  The event is the key, and not any date.

Dead

DEAD two ways - Unregenerated (not born-again) and/or also GOSPELLY, in ignorance without Scriptural Knowledge, such as the women herein - 1Ti 5:6.

See Bass The Gospel

Death And The Resurrection

There are several CALLINGS taught in Holy Writ, yet DEATH is the wages of sin - Ro 6:23; Does God "call" one from life on earth unto death? Does God do this - Ec 12:7? It is a fact that God will CALL the dead bodies from the Grave - Joh 5:28-29.

Death Solves Many Problems

Death solves many problems, by taking the person from the slavery of time to the freedom of Eternity, with no further need of a clock or calendar. Ps 116:15; Pr 7:1; awaiting Resurrection - Job 14:14-15.

Deliverance / Salvation

Deliverance / Salvation

DELIVERANCE is just another word for Salvation, and there are THREE major deliverances chronicled in – 2Co 1:10.  Passed-tense in Covenant, Historical, Legal and Literal, as in Ro 11:26; then next – Timely, with Gospel Knowledge through your gaining obedient action, as in Joe 2:32 and, last is the Future End-Time and 2nd Coming – Heb 9:28.

DELIVERANCE from unrest to rest, from trouble to peace, from error to truth, from hate to love, from cold to hot, from off-course to on-course, from far away to nearness, and on and on, are all varying aspects of timely or gospel "Salvation." "Sojourn" means - not the final destination, a sub-journey, or not on the main-road, is all literally and in principle that of "a form of" Salvation.

Deliverance From Death

Deliverance from Death is all by the GODHEAD:

From Death's: (Separation from, is Life)

1. Penalty of

2. Power of

3. Practice of

4. Presence of, finally

At the End-Time & 2nd Coming Jesus will even KILL death – 1Co 15:26; Heb 9:28. Notice the 4 P’s.

No more Separations.

Denying The Lord That Bought Them

2Pe 2:1 employs the word "Lord" (Greek - Despotes) which does NOT refer to the Lord Jesus Christ, but only to the "master of the house." The Greek Word "Kurios" is Jesus Christ the LORD.

Depravity

See if you can get one micro spark from UNPROFITABLE, as in the context of - Ro 3:12. If so, then there can be a spark of GOOD in the unregenerate.

God, in His infinite mind, created ALL natural things at the first, as is recorded in Ge 1 & Ge 2. But some were only in “Seed Form.” Negatives were not part of the initial. Only after Adam’s Fall into Sin, plunging the entirety of humanity into the same depravity as Adam himself. Proof: Initially these Seeds were in the ground along with all the other initial natural creations. Ge 3:18.

Depths Of Total Depravity

Some do not understand the depths of TOTAL DEPRAVTY.

Such is ascertained in Holy Writ - Eph 4:18 - Understanding is darkened; alienated from the life of God; blindness of their hearts; 1Co 2:14 - Natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; cannot know them, as they are spiritually discerned.

Descension and Ascension

Descension and Ascension

Two MAJOR directions are very prevalent in the K.J.T., that of DESCENSION and ASCENSION -  UP & DOWN.

First, we find Jesus in CONDESCESION - 2Co 8:9.  Next, we are to CONDESCESEND – Ro 12:16.   The first accomplished ETERNAL Justification,  then in humble obedience we are to also “go down.”  That is humility – 1Pe 5:5-6.   Joh 6:38 tells us of Jesus’ condescension then He ascended – Ac 1:9-11.  He will condescend once more at the End-Time to then, with us, Ascend – 1Th 4:16-18.    If you were innocent, not guilty, but yet sentenced for 33 ½ years to sinful earth, the only motive for such action would be DIVINE LOVE.

Ascension – Mr 16:19; Lu 24:51; Joh 3:13; 6:62; 14:1-3; 1Co 11:26; Eph 4:8-10; 1Th 1:10; Heb 4:14-15; 9:24; 1Pe 3:22; 4:1-2; Next, while on Earth,

Condescension – Mt 1:18; 8:19-22; Ro 5:6-8; 6:6-10; Ga 1:4; Php 2:5-8; Heb 2:11,14,17-18.  Now what He left behind for us to see is = Re 21:10-14,18-21 .  No more “UP or DOWN,” until Heb 9:28.

Deviations Progression

Deviations start as micros, with baby steps, but soon become giants. It has been said - what one generation tolerates, the next will accept. Little Foxes spoil the vine, even leading to disorder and malpractice, even heresies - Song 2:15.

Did Jesus Christ Have A Wife?

Did Jesus Christ Have A Wife?

Yes, Jesus Christ had a wife, she was His Bride, He was only married to her, and not all different women who were wearing His Name.   Here is the TRUE BRIDE vs. the FALSE Wives -  Read in this Order:  Isa 54:5; then Mt 22:1-14; Eph 5:24-33; 2Co 11:2; Re 19:7-9; 21:2,9.

Difference Betwen Authors and Writers

Difference Betwen Authors and Writers

This is a subject mentioned many times every day. The difference between an AUTHOR and a WRITER, especially the Bible, is, there are about 40 Writers, but ONLY ONE AUTHOR – God. So all the Writers, took Spiritual Dictation from the ONE Author. See: 2Ti 3:16.

Discipleship Levels

DISCIPLESHIP goes beyond the natural ties of nature, and reaches a plateau of Spiritual Levels. Jesus states this clearly in - Mt 10:35-39. How many of us fail this test?  Covet NOT is the 10th Commandment - Ex 20:17.  COVET earnestly the best gifts - 1Co 12:31. So we have a NEGATIVE not to do, and we have POSITIVE we should do.

Disease vs Sin

Disease vs Sin

DISEASE of all descriptions is SIN – Ro 14:23 – “For whatsoever is NOT OF FAITH is SIN.” So all this list of diseases is SIN = Ge 2:16-17; Ec 7:20; 12:1; Ro 3:23; 6:23; Jas 1:13-15. List of Diseases being SIN  are: Ailments of Blind, Halt, Withered, Deaf, Disability, Evil Days, Feebleness, Frailty, Trembling, Lame, Nervous, Grief-Grievous, Illness, Impotent, Infirm , Malady, Misery, Sickness, Simple-minded, Sore, Strengthless, Uncircumcised, Weakness,  Possessed of Evil and Seduced by the Devil, the Author of Confusion is Sin; Mental Illness of Alcholism, Drugs, then Feet Troubles, found in 1Ki 15:23; 2Ch 16:12; Keys of such in the N.T. Mt 9:1-6,20,35; Lu 5:18-24; 13:11-16; Man of Joh 5:5-9; Jesus did many miracles on them who had many diseases as in Joh 6:2. A woman possessed with the awful spirit of divination – Ac 16:16-18. Read Ac 19:12; 28:9 then we will close with 1Co 16:24.

Follow-up clarification ref. DISEASE vs. SIN. Ro 6:23 – “Wages of Sin is Death”; Ec 7:20 – “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” So all do not practice the same things, nor do we all have the same diseases, but we all have the same sinful natures in fallen Adam, and such sins are manifested and displayed in various diseases.

Diversities

Diversities

A major word in the K.J.T. is “DIVERSITIES.” In the text of 1Co 12:4 – “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the SAME Spirit.” The next several verses amplify this premise – 1Co 12:5-13 describes the Plural ACTIONS of the Holy Spirit, mainly that of TIMELY, Gospel and Cultivated benefits.

Divination

DIVINATION is an abomination unto the Lord. Ac 16:16-18; Le 20:27, in the Septuagint by "Engastrimythos, " a ventriloquist.  Such can make a sound come from a source from which it is not.  This is that of bewitching - of a familiar spirit - Le 20:27; This is also that of a seducing spirit - doctrines of devils -1Ti 4:1.

Divine Attributes - Essence of the Godhead

Divine Attributes - Essence of the Godhead

What are the DIVINE Attributes or Essence of the GODHEAD? There would be an infinite number, but for a brief review here are the MAJOR SEVEN =  Wisdom, Power, Truth, Justice, Mercy, Love, Holiness.  The K.J.T. is loaded with these. Each is a bible subject within itself.

Do Works Have Eternal Consequences?

There are many N.T. Verses telling us to ask, seek, knock, sit, stand, walk, run, pray, repent, believe, confess, read, study, learn, meditate, follow, look, hear, touch, etc., but do ANY OF THESE have any ETERNAL consequences tied thereunto? If so, give me chapter and verse.

Does God Forget?

Does God Forget?

When a young child, boy or girl, die either by a strange accident or health problems, are they forsaken by God?  NO, No, No.   Isa 49:15 – “Can a woman forget her suckling child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”  Yet, they died – why?  Read: Isa 57:1 – “they are taken away, from the evil to come.”  God can see into the future, whereas we cannot.

Does God Repent?

Does God Repent?

Does God Repent? Eternally, No. Timely, YES. Because of Human failures, God simply “changed His course.” Ge 6:6-7. Herein we learn that the Animals did not sin, but God was so wroth with Humans, till he Repented from even making those various animals. This does not change the eternal future of even animals. Ec 3:20.

Answer:  Does God Repent?
ETERNALLY, no.
TIMELY, yes.

While I am not, in this writing, dealing with the FULL subject of REPENTANCE, I will deal with the one aspect of such, which is "God's Repentings."

I find in carefully searching the Scriptures, and striving precisely at "Rightly Dividing," that this subject divides into two (2) Categories:

   1. God's Repenting, and
   2. Man's Repenting.

Each of these two categories divides into TWO PHASES:

   1. God's Repenting Eternally and Timely, and

   2. Regenerated man is a Penitent sinner and repents with Godly Sorrow; (2Co 7:10); and the unregenerated man is an alien sinner only carnally (sorry he got caught).

I could go into detail here as to the "Definition," but simply will state that "To Repent" is to "TURN FROM" one entity, idea, theory, opinion, spin or bias and "TURN TO" another. It may be only a slight mid-course adjustment or correction of only one degree, or, maybe 10 degrees, or 20, 30, 45, or even 90 degrees. Sometimes it requires 180 degrees CHANGE of direction. It can inculcate the "Change" of Mind or Heart. Such carries with it the "feeling of sorrow or regret," and such can bring manifestly mourning, lamenting and grieving. Such Repent, Repented, Repentest, Repenteth, Repenting, Repentance, comes from five (5) different Hebrew words in the O.T. Each must be put into proper context.  While I linger briefly at the "Definition" facet, I will state that in most Dictionaries, we will find NUMEROUS SYNONYMS, but the proper CONTEXT is the KEY, as ALL "synonyms" do not fit ALL "Contexts." The proper defined synonym is usually the ONLY one that fits a particular context. KEEP THIS IN MIND.

In this article I shall deal only with the factor of "God's Repenting."  So when considering "God's Repenting," remember what I just said above in the previous sentence. You will always find at least ONE synonym that FITS GOD'S REPENTING definition and that will give you the proper synonym for each particular CONTEXT. I do have in my research files a many multi-paged analysis or exegesis covering the subject in full.

Now for the big question. DOES GOD REPENT?

I shall forthwith only touch upon the texts that deal with this precise question, both Eternally and Timely.

Ge 1:31 -God pronounced all his creative work as "very good." God was well pleased with His work, including mankind. Yet, God changed his mind from pleasure to grief because of man's FALL and then man's manifested wickedness.

Ge 6:6-7 -"And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the
fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them."

God even "Repented" (Turned from the animals, beasts, reptiles, birds) because of man's sins.

Possibly these two verses are the source of much confusion among God's Children.  Let us examine them, along with all the other verses dealing with "God's Repenting."  First, may I establish an ETERNAL premise. 

God does NOT REPENT - Eternally.  Mal 3:6 - "God changes not." Ro 11:29 -"For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance." 2Ti 2:12-13 -"If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself." Heb 6:17-20 -"God is immutable." Heb 13:8 -"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Jas 1:17 -"---with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

Now for the contexts.

Mal 3:6 is dealing with the Eternal Salvation of all the Sons of Jacob (Elect) and therefore changes not. (Repents not)

Heb 6:17 is dealing with God's Eternal Covenant or Counsel, and is confirmed by an oath.  Such oath is confirmed by two immutable things, which are - 1. God cannot lie, and 2. God cannot change or turn from the Eternal Salvation of all His Elect Family.

Heb 13:8 is showing the Eternal Nature, Sonship and Works of Jesus Christ which cannot be Turned or CHANGED.

Jas 1:17 is dealing with "God's Gift-Giving," the same as the "Gifts and Calling" in Ro 11:29.  In both these verses, when God gives a GIFT or makes a CALLING, he does NOT repent, turn or change from such.

In Ro 11:29 the word "Repentance," comes from a Greek word - AMETAMELETOS - meaning Irrevocable and Unchangeable.  There is no shadow of turning. If God gives you a gift or calls you, then he never repents from such. Therefore, there is no final discharge of man's duty in that gift or call.

2Ti 2:12-13 teaches that IF we suffer with him, there is a NOW, PRESENT TIMELY reigning with him, but IF we deny him, he will deny us of such TIMELY blessings; nevertheless, even in the face of our denying (unbelief -Ro 11:32) He is so faithful, till he cannot deny himself eternally.  You may loose your TIME salvation, but your ETERNAL salvation is secured in Jesus' faithfulness.  The conclusion, eternally, God does NOT repent, pertaining to the Eternal Covenant.  Divine Love toward His Elect Family, in Foreknowledge, Election, Adoption, Predestination, Effectual Calling, Justification, Glorification never fails.  However, TIMELY or TEMPORALLY God does repent, because of man's FALL IN ADAM into Total Depravity, and then man's continued manifested sinful disobedience, and I intend to prove these statements with the many followings scriptures.

Ge 6:6 -"And it REPENTED the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."  God TURNED AWAY FROM man on the earth because of man's disobedience and Fall into sin and death.  God was grieved in his heart because of man's fall.  God also drove man out of his presence and the Garden of Eden.

Ge 6:7 -"And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth."  Question:  Did God destroy man from the face of the earth?  YES.  Was it TIMELY or ETERNAL?  I believe you can see this is very self-explanatory.

Ex 32:12-14 -The Lord's wrath waxed hot against the Israelites, his chosen nation, who were a special, peculiar treasure unto him.  Nevertheless, because of their idolatry, God, in his anger, told Moses he would consume them, and make Moses the leader of a great nation.  Moses prayed (Ps 106:23) for the Lord to REPENT and TURN FROM thy fierce wrath of the evil against Thy People.  We find because of Moses' Prayer, The Lord REPENTED of the evil which he thought to do unto His People.  Obviously, this is Timely.

Nu 23:19 -The context is God's instructing the prophet Balaam concerning King Balak.  The Lord told Balaam to tell Balak that I made a covenant with the new nation of Israel, to bring them into this Land of Canaan, and that God will NOT REPENT of such. "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should REPENT:  hath he said, and shall he not do it?  or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"  So we learn here that some PROMISES of God are TIMELY in extent and duration, yet God will NOT REPENT or TURN FROM such.

De 32:35 -"To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence......"

De 32:36 -"For the Lord shall judge his people and REPENT himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up or left."  Teaching that God will TURN BACK TO his servants, when they need him, TIMELY.  God teaches us that vengeance, revenge, and recompence is not for man to deal out, but God will REPENT or TURN FROM man in such TIMELY punishment, then TURN RIGHT BACK TO man, when such help is needed.  Can you see the various utilities of the word "Repent" pertaining to God's Works?

Jg 2:18 -"And when the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord was with the Judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it REPENTED the Lord because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed the."  Again, here is the same lesson as was in De 32:36.  God's People were disobedient, and served other gods - idols.  God allowed their enemies to greatly distress them, but at the point of the greatest distress, God raised them up a judge to deliver them.  God heard their groanings, and such REPENTED or TURNED the Lord TO them.  We can see that TIMELY, God REPENTS - - TURNS FROM and TURNS TO His Elect Nation.

1Sa 15:11,29,35 - "It REPENTED God that he had set up Saul as King over Israel."  That is, God REPENTED or TURNED FROM King Saul and dethroned him TIMELY.  What did God then do?  1Sa 16:1-13 -God TURNED TO David and instructed Samuel to anoint him King.  See how simple, in context, God's REPENTING is?

2Sa 24:16 and also 1Ch 21:15  "God was very angry with David for numbering the twelve; tribes of Israel, and sent the Destroying Angel, who destroyed 70,000 men, then God REPENTED or TURNED FROM permitting the Angel to destroy the city of Jerusalem."  Again, a TIMELY REPENTING of God.

Ps 90:13 and Ps 106:45 both deals with "God's Repenting."  The context is that God remembered his Chosen Israelite People, even during their greatest disobedience.  God's anger and wrath was great against them, and God REPENTED or TURNED FROM them.  David prays for the Lord to RETURN, and let it REPENT (Return) thee concerning thy servants.  When God heard their affliction and cry, he remembered them for his covenant, and REPENTED (Returned to them) according to the multitudes of his MERCIES.  Obviously, this is God's TIMELY Repenting.  Ps 135:14 further stressed this same aspect.  David again says "For the Lord will judge His People (2Co 5:10; Ro 14:10; 1Co 11:31-32) and he will REPENT HIMSELF concerning his servants.  God's TIMELY JUDGMENTS in chastisement against his people and his servants both is set forth as "REPENTING" by God.

Now let us turn right around and consider "GOD'S REPENTING NOT," ETERNALLY.  Ps 110:4 "The Lord hath sworn, and will NOT REPENT, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek."  David here is prophesying of the Lord Jesus Christ, and God will NOT REPENT (Turn From) the ETERNAL PRIESTHOOD of Christ.  The Apostle Paul re-quotes this same lesson about 1,000 years later to the Hebrews in Heb 7:21 -"(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will NOT REPENT, Thou are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec)."  The fact that God will NOT REPENT from this ETERNAL OATH and SWARING, should be glorious and comforting to us.  This is something to shout about.

The prophet Jeremiah preaching, forewarned the Jews concerning their continued idolatry, and told them that God would make the whole land desolate.  In Jer 4:17 ". . . .yet will I not make a full end." -Teaching that such desolation was only TIMELY.  And continuing in context in Jer 4:28 -"For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will NOT REPENT, neither will I TURN BACK FROM IT."  God will NOT TURN AWAY FROM such TIMELY punishment upon them.

The Scriptures teach me clearly that God became WEARY with His REPENTING, nevertheless, every time the Jews TURNED AWAY FROM God He REPENTED (Turned away from) them. Let me quote from Jer 15:6 "Thou hast forsaken me, saith the Lord, thou are gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee: I am WEARY with REPENTING."  Again, a TIMELY REPENTING by God, and a TIMELY destroying.

We continue to find this same principle taught in Jer 18:8 "If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, TURN FROM their evil, I will REPENT of the evil that I thought to do unto them."

Jer 18:10 "If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will REPENT OF THE GOOD, wherewith I said I would BENEFIT them."  God clearly teaches that "If you will REPENT, then He will REPENT."  If you do GOOD, then He will do GOOD and BENEFIT you.  If you do EVIL then He will do EVIL unto you, and will REPENT (Turn From) the GOOD that will BENEFIT you.  Also see Isa 1:19-20.  All this context is TIMELY.

In Jer 20, we find Jeremiah lamenting and complaining that the Israelite Nation was so steeped in disobedience, and that 70 years of Babylonian Captivity was coming upon them, and they would not even listen to his preaching, till he decided to "quit preaching" and just "throw in the towel"; that they just were no longer worth even trying to preach to - Jer 20:9 -but the word of the Lord was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay."  So Jeremiah began preaching even with more zeal and warning the Jews of the curses that God would permit upon them, even as the cities of Sodom and Gomorra - Jer 20:16 --- "And let that man be as the cities which the Lord overthrew, and REPENTED NOT."  God did not TURN FROM the TIMELY destroying of those cities.  This should be a great lesson to us in the U.S.A. today.  The prayers of the "Salt of the earth" (Mt 5:13), a few righteous men (Ge 18), is all that can cause God to REPENT FROM destroying Idolatrous U.S.A., instead of REPENTING NOT.  Think about that ! ! !

Jer 26:3 "If so be they will hearken, and TURN every man FROM his evil way, that I may REPENT ME of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings."  Yes, in Jeremiah's day, this same premise persisted, and let us continue - - -

Jer 26:13 "Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will REPENT HIM of the evil that he hath pronounced against you."

Jer 42:10 "If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I REPENT ME of the evil that I have done unto you."

Ezekiel writes about the parable of the "seething bones," and shows this is what will happen to Jerusalem (a type of the N.T. Church today) because of idolatry, great scum, lewdness, and even calls her a "bloody city."

Eze 24:14  "I the Lord have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will NOT GO BACK, neither will I spare, neither will I REPENT; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord God."  This is strong medicine upon the Church, but "GOD'S REPENTING NOT" is only TIMELY.

Ho 11:8 "- - -mine heart is turned within me, MY REPENTINGS are kindled together."

Ho 11:9 "I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will NOT REPENT to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city."

Can you not see "GOD'S REPENTING" --- TIMELY in these last few verses? Hosea further writes - Ho 13:14 - "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will by thy plagues; O grave, I will be by destruction: REPENTANCE shall be hid from mine eyes." Hereis a promise in prophecy that God will NOT REPENT FROM the GRAVE and DEATH, and ransom you from such.  This is a glorious promise.

Joe 2:13 "And rend your heart, and not your garments, and TURN UNTO the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and REPENTETH HIM of the evil."

Joe 2:14 "Who knoweth if he will RETURN and REPENT, and leave a blessing behind him..."

This is self-explanatory, isn't it?

Am 6:1 "Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came I."  God's children who trust in "idols" of any nature, even their "Works Systems" of today, are, in a sense, "At ease in Zion," even though they are "Working," and WOE unto such.  Now the Lord shows Amos aPlumbline (Am 7:7-9).  To "square and line-up"; To "show precisely where the center is"; an Instrument of "FUNDAMENTALS."  Now, back to Am 7:3-6 - we find that God will NOT REPENT from the "Plumbline Method" of chastisement, but did "REPENT" or "TURN FROM" other methods - TIMELY.

Jon 3:9 "Who can tell if God will TURN and REPENT, and TURN AWAY FROM his fierce anser, that we perish not?" 

Jon 3:10 "And God saw their works, that they TURNED FROM their evil way; and God REPENTED OF the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."

Jon 4:1 "But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry."

Jon 4:2 "And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country?  Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and REPENTEST THEE of the evil."

How much plainer can scripture be?  God REPENTED and TURNED FROM his fierce anger, and did not destroy Nineveh.  God intended to destroy Nineveh, but Jonah's preaching caused the Ninevites to REPENT, then God REPENTED.  However, look at the great lesson before us right here.  This lesson is for US ALL, and let us never forget it.  Here it is: God was angry at Nineveh.  God was angry at Jonah also.  Both the Ninevites and Jonah were disobedient.  God caused Jonah to REPENT, and to go to Nineveh, and preach to them, and they REPENTED: then God REPENTED, but Jonah became very angry at God because God REPENTED from destroying Nineveh, and clearly proved that man needs to REPENT and REPENT and REPENT.  Jonah, prays a prayer, even while he is angry, and discloses to God his knowledge, that God Himself is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, of great kindness, and is a God that REPENTS FROM the evil of destroying Nineveh.  How can we ever doubt the doctrine that "GOD REPENTS," but remember, it is only TIMELY.  See also Mt 12:41; 16:4; Lu 11:32.

The prophet Zechariah closes out the Old Testament subject of "GOD'S REPENTING" in Zec 8:13-15 "And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong." 14 "For thus saith the Lord of hosts; As I thought to PUNISH YOU, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the Lord of host, and I REPENTED NOT:" 15 "So again have I thought in these days to DO WELL UNTO Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not."

To me, Zechariah makes this so clear, so very clear, dealing with "GOD'S REPENTING."  To summarize, when REPENTANCE is predicated of God, either in the DIRECTION of JUDGMENT or of MERCY, there is reference to the CHANGE that takes place in God's ETERNAL RELATIONSHIP to man, but only TIMELY FELLOWSHIP to man.  God is immutable, unchangeable and permanent in HisBEING, ESSENCES, CHARACTERISTICS, PERSONALITY, PERFECTIONS, and PURPOSES.  But He CHANGES (Turns or REPENTS) His "ATTITUDE," in "JUDGMENT" upon SIN, from complacency to wrath, in MERCY from WRATH to FAVOUR and BLESSING.  In the O.T. the terms - TURNING FROM the "Fierceness of His Anger or Wrath" and "Repenting Him of the evil," both set forth "God's Repenting."

In the O.T. God's "RELATIONSHIP" was sovereignly His own choice in the HEBREW PEOPLE, the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, but God's "FELLOWSHIP" with them was predicated upon THEIR OBEDIENCE, and such Obedience and/or Disobedience caused God's REPENTING FROM them and/or REPENTING or TURNING TO them. God's RELATIONSHIP to His Elect Family is ETERNAL and God REPENTS NOT; however, God's FELLOWSHIP to His Elect Family is TIMELY and God REPENTS. God's "mood swings, temperament, mind-flex, demeanor, behavior and reflectivity" are variable, flexible, and contingent, depending upon the obedience or disobedience of His Children and especially that of His Disciples (followers and learners of Him), yet, all of these descriptions in this paragraph are ONLY TIMELY in imported blessings or cursings or chastisements.

In conclusion, the writings of Moses, Samuel, Ezra, David, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Jonah, and Zechariah all clearly set forth, beyond a shadow of a doubt that one aspect of the subject of RPENTANCE is "GOD'S REPENTING," but in every case, such was TIMELY and was appropriated only unto "His People."  "GOD'S REPENTING NOT," was, in extent and duration, applied only to those outside the "Elect Family"; God REPENTS NOT "Eternally" concerning the "non-elect," but not so concerning "The Elect."

Compiled by:
Hulan F. Bass (elder) Many years ago.
Lubbock, Tx.

Doing Good Unto All Men

Ro 12:18 - "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." What a wonderful world this would be, but it is NOT ALWAYS possible.

Ga 6:10 - "As we have therefore OPPORTUNITY, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." Two groups emerge herein. If no opportunity presents itself, then the latter group is in whom we should concentrate.

Doing The Father's Will

Doing The Father's Will

God is exemplified in Jesus Christ.  This is the only area, the only Person, who has the power, ability, desire, urge, unction, zeal, attitude, aptitude, wisdom, truth, justice, mercy, love and holiness to perfectly do His Father’s Will.  Joh 1:14; 10:30; 14:9; Php 2:6; Col 1:19; 2:9; 1Ti 3:16; Heb 10:5 – Now read: Ro 11:33-36.  Only Jesus Christ can claim full independence from all else?

Doing Well / Doing Bad

Doing Well / Doing Bad

There are two schools of thought in the K.J.T. ref. DOING WELL or DOING BAD – Obedient vs. Dis-Obedient -  Ga 6:9-10 – “Let us not be weary in WELL-DOING: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  As we have therefore opportunity, let us DO GOOD unto all men, especially unto them who are of the HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH.”

The phrase – “if we faint not” simply means – don’t “throw in the towel,” saying – “oh well, the effort is just not worth it – who cares anyway? The reward is not worth the labor.”   Now let us consider more texts:   Ge 4:4-7  is really a great contrast ref. Cain vs. Abel;  Ps 10:4,11,13 – shows the wicked will not and cannot do well, and says  to himself – No one will ever know, not even God, who probably has forgotten it, and therefore will not require it.  Again, Ps 14:1-3 – This is what the FOOL thinks.   Ps 37:23 – “The steps of a GOOD man are ORDERED BY the Lord, and he delighteth in his way.   Both life and good, death and evil are set before you – De 30:15.  So what is your choice?   Good is CAUSED by the Lord and evil is found in the Fall of Adam – Ge 3:1-6.

Done vs Do?

What is the difference in "DONE" vs. "DO?" Eternal Salvation was DONE in Christ on Calvary's Cross. The "DO" follows and we are to DO many Righteous Acts/Actions "BECAUSE OF" and not "IN ORDER TO." Joh 19:30; Eph 2:8-10; Php 2:12-13.

Doors

Doors

When “rightly divided” there are two reasons for Doors.  To enter into, or to depart from. Here is a beautiful timely gospel knock at the Church Door. Re 3:20 – Jesus is knocking at this door, and offering an invitation to open it for Him. If anyone will open it for Him, He will come in and sup with you, and you with Him. Relationship, obviously has already been established eternally, and the next, in order, is the coming of “Fellowship,” which is timely and of the Gospel to be be discussed. “Sup” means this very thing, nothing more or less. Dead people do not “sup” to get life. Re 3:21–Further, Jesus is teaching the very same Principle – “To he that overcometh” (opens the door,) Jesus will come in and sit with you, sitting together and discussing (throne) things, such of which is the “heart-beat” of the Church– Lu 12:36-37; Joh 14:23. The same precise Fellowship invitation is also found in Jesus’ statement in – Mt 11:28 – “Come unto me,” for rest from your labors, as ye are tired. Dead people don’t get tired. No text (K.J.T.) teaches the unregenerate to come and get life, but if you are already alive, then many such invitations exists for fellowship.

Double-Negatives in KJV

Double-Negatives in KJV

The K.J.T. has many “double-negatives,” which are very emphatic, as such amplifies the POSITIVE.  Example:  Heb 4:15 – “For we have NOT a high priest which CANNOT be touched……..”   However, the positive of this is clear – “We do have a High Priest which CAN BE touched.

Doubling Words?

Ac 26:16 - Does the word "both" in this text mean a "Double or Single" Call - concerning the "SAUL, SAUL," in Ac 9:4; 22:7, God does not waste words just for "fill-in" in His Holy Word.

Doubting

Doubting

The carnal natural fallen depravity of Adam in all humanity manifests itself in many ways, but mainly in DOUBTING.  One of the vital applications of the Preached Gospel is to Eliminate DOUBTS. There are TWO methods to gain this Elimination. 1. SEEING with our natural five senses, and the other is BY FAITH, which is EVIDENCE UNSEEN, but is Spiritual and very real. Doubts have existed ever since Adam’s Fall in the O.T., and continues in the N.T. Notice these examples: De 28:66; Da 5:12,16; Mt 28:17; Lu 12:29; Ac 5:24; 10:17; Ro 14:1,23; 1Ti 2:8.

The greatest example of DOUBTING is found in the clear CONTEXT of Joh 20:18-29, which chronicles the details of “Doubting Thomas,” who initially required evidence that  was SEEN, and not “BY FAITH.” Especially notice Verses 27-29 – Jesus speaking – “Thomas, because thou hast SEEN ME, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have NOT SEEN, and yet have believed. 2Co 5:7.

Earnest and Foretaste

Earnest and Foretaste

A Major word of current and timely embrace for God’s Children found in True Gospel knowledge, understanding, and obedience found in personal obedience is “EARNEST” – which is a Prepayment of Eternity granted here in TIME, especially in the TRUE N.T. Church – Ro 8:19; 2Co 1:22; 5:5; 7:7; 8:16; Eph 1:14; Php 1:20; Heb 2:1. You will not find the “fullness” of this experiential factor in the SuperMarket, but only in the TRUTH of the Finished Eternal Work of Christ found only in His Redeeming Shed Blood. 

Another  word is “FORE-TASTE” which is just an extension of “Earnest”–Job 34:1-4; Song 2:3; Lu 14:24; Joh 2:9; Heb 6:4-5; then 1Pe 2:3.  Have you ever tasted something that turned sour, and not pleasant?  This “earnest” stays sweet forever.

Earnest Heed - Neglect Not

NEGLECT NOT - Heb 2:1- Gospelly, we OUGHT TO GIVE the more earnest HEED to the things which we have heard, lest at ANY TIME we should let them slip. This is CONDITIONAL TIMELY GOSPEL Deliverance. Heb 2:3 - NEGLECT NOT so great salvation. Just DON'T NEGLECT such, since you can.

Easter

Tomorrow is according to tradition "GOOD FRIDAY," teaching the DEATH of Christ on Calvary's Cross. This reminds me of a text - Joh 2:19 - "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." That points us to EASTER SUNDAY, without which all our hope and faith is of nought.

Edifying

Edifying

EDIFYING (Greek) = To build up, increase & improve spiritually in knowledge – enlighten - Eph 4:12.   The manner of accomplishing such is found in the GIFTS given by measure of Christ (Eph 4:7-8) unto men.  These gifts are to be found in Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers – Eph 4:11.   Then Eph 4:12 is to perfect saints.  These men CANNOT “cause” LIFE, but are assigned the task of unifying the Faith within the body of Christ – The Church – Eph 1:22-23.   However, if a person has this SPIRITUAL Life, then the Gospel Minister can and should EDIFY, and this assignment does not expire until WE ALL COME to the unity of the FAITH (Gospel) and knowledge of the Son of God – the fullest measure of Christ.  That is, FULLY and COMPLETELY understanding His Eternal Blood Shed Redemption on Calvary’s Cross. This task will only end at the END-TIME.

Egypt

Egypt

EGYPT in the K.J.T. is recorded as being “DOWN TO or IN EGYPT.” This name represents – blackness, darkness, depravity – Ge 12:10 – DOWN to = ref. Abraham, then he came back UP OUT OF Egypt. Do not think that this means all Egyptians are depraved. Read: Re 5; 9 = Out of “EVERY.”

Eight Laws in KJV

Eight Laws in KJV

There are 8 Laws in the K.J.T.   1. Natural & Scientific, 2. Sin and Death, 3. Moses’ Moral Decalog, 10c,    4. Moses’ Civil, 5. Moses’ Judicial, 6. Moses’ Levitical Ceremonial Worship,  7.  Spirit of Life, 8. Liberty, final result of #7.  .

Another major word in the K.J.T. is “LAWS.”  Rightly Divided, we find 8 Different Laws -, Laws of Science & Nature; Law of Sin & Death; Moses’ Moral Laws – the 10 Commandments; Civil Laws; Judicial Laws; Levitical Ceremonial Worship Laws; the Law of Life in Jesus Christ; and the Law of Eternal Liberty.   Copy of the Scriptural Outline upon request.

Eight Laws of the Bible

Defining the word “LAW” we find it to mean, briefly a GOVERNING PRINCIPLE – RULE OF ACTION. So, there are EIGHT Laws declared in the K.J.T. The END OF THE LAW is to carefully “Rightly Divide” these laws. The END of many of these Laws has already come; however, all will not be concluded till the END-TIME – SECOND COMING. Here are these EIGHT LAWS:

1. Laws of Science and Nature,

2. Law of Sin and Death,

3. Moses’ Moral Laws of the 10 Commandments,

4. Civil Laws of Moses,

5. Judicial Laws of Moses,

6. Moses Ceremonial Levitical Laws of Worship,

7. Law of Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus,

8. Perfect Law of Liberty.

Jesus ended all the Laws of Moses – Mt 5:17. Jesus ended Law # 2 both Legally and Vitally. The 1st will END at the END-TME, then the 8th will contine. Think on these things.
Scriptures of each upon request.

EIGHT LAWS of the Bible:

Text: Ps 1:2 Law of The Lord - His delight is in,

Ps 40:8 Thy Law is within my heart...

Jas 4:12 There is ONE Lawgiver, who is able
to SAVE and DESTROY

Definition:
Law - Rule of Action; To direct, to guide, to teach, to instruct; An Operating or Governing Principle...

Hebrew - Torah (5 Books of Moses); In the Septuagint (70) (is a Greek Translation of the Old Testament out of Hebrew) the Greek Word "Pentateuch" also means expressly the 5 Books of Moses in the Old Testament.
Pente - - Five
Teuchos - Books
220 times in O.T.

Greek - Nomos means LAW; just as Torah means Law...

1. NATURAL (Nature - Science)
Ge 1:1 - In the beginning God CREATED the heaven and the earth...
ALL the LAWS of SCIENCE in NATURE...

2. SIN and DEATH (through Adam's Fall)
Ge 2:15 - Edenic Law: Dress and Keep the Garden
Ge 2:17 - Adamic Law: Do NOT eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, IF YOU DO, that day, ye shall die...
Ro 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world...
Ro 7:5 These were the FIRST LAWS given to MANKIND...

Mosaical Laws given: Laws #3, 4, 5, 6)

3. MORAL LAWS of GOD - Decalogue - 10 Commandments
Ex 20:3-17 - reduced to 2 from 10 in - Mt 22:36-40
1st - Duty to God
2nd - Duty to Man

4. CIVIL LAWS of GOD (Eye for an eye, Tooth for a tooth)
Ex 21:2--22 Divers Laws and Ordinances
Ex 21:23-25 Life for Life; Eye for eye; Tooth for Tooth; Hand for Hand; Foot for a Foot; Burning for burning; Wound for wound; Stripe for stripe...Ex 22; 23:1-9

5. JUDICIAL LAWS: - Judges were usually Levites, to enforce the Civil Laws...Judges were appointed; their sentence was FINAL, and it was a capital offense to reject their judgment;
2 Witnesses were required in Capital Matters; whipping must be limited so as not to leave marks, ie., not more than 39 stripes (See 2Co 11:24). The King set aside by His Laws much of the Laws of Moses, and its scheme of Officers, even deposing the High-priest (see 1Sa 22:17)...
70 Elders were appointed by the King with a Religious sanction, forming the SANDHEDRIN COURT, of Priests, Scribes and Elders - 2Ch 19:8-11.

Brief History:
13 Judges, but 15 if you count Abimelech the Usurper, and Samuel the Last Judge, and the First Prophet - 1Sa 3:20.

The JUDGES lasted for a period of 300 to 450 years totally -
Jg 2:16-18
Jg 3:9-10
Jg 11:26-27
Ac 13:20

Nu 27:15-23 - The Judges were sanctioned by The Priests...

This was a period of, generally, OPPRESSION.. . It was not in continuity. It was very chequered one, in which, down to the time of Samuel, God taught the Israelites His Hatred of Sin, NOT BY PROPHETS, but by EVENTS. When they fell into idolatry and immorality, He allowed their enemies to defeat and oppress them; and then, when they cried unto Him for MERCY, He raised up JUDGES to deliver them from their enemies. Thus were the People taught that the way of the transgressor is hard - See Pr 13:15. That Divine Blessings rest upon them that obey Him and serve Him...

The JUDGES in ISRAEL were an EXTRA-ORDINARY ORDER of Rulers, raised up in EMERGENCIES. They did not succeed themselves immediately or in regular order. At the close of the period of the JUDGES, the KINGLY and the PROPHETICAL Offices were set up in Israel in REGULAR SUCCESSION. The Kingly and Prophetic Offices ran concurrently. The PRIESTLY Office was already established with Moses in the Levitical CEREMONIAL LAW...

The Israelites were settled in CANAAN'S LAND during the JUDGES...

6. CEREMONIAL LAWS - Levitical Priesthood.. . Religious Laws
See Ex 25-Ex 40, Esp. Notice: Ex 25:8 -forward...
The Lev. Priesthood begins in =
Ex 28-29
Entire Book Leviticus -
De 27:26; 30:10-20; Ga 2:21; 3:10,24; Ro 4:15-16; Heb 10:1; 1Jo 3:4

7. SPIRIT OF LIFE In Christ Jesus
***Ro 8:2 For the LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN
CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the LAW OF SIN AND DEATH (#2)
Also see Jas 1:25
Note: Jas 2:12-13
Law #7 Ro 10:4 For Christ is the END OF THE LAW (Frees of Sin and Death) from Ro 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness Law #2 which is of the LAW (3, 4, 5, 6), that the man which doeth those things shall live by them...
Ro 10:6 But the Righteousness which is of FAITH (#7 - Law of Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus)...
Ga 3:13
Ga 4:4-5 Legal
Ga 4:6 Vital
Eph 2:15
Col 2:14
Heb 8:8-11 Law written in heart & mind
Prophecy in - Jer 31:33

8. PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY - LAW OF GRACE -
Joh 1:17 Law given by Moses (#3, 4, 5, 6)
but Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ...
Ro 6:14-15 - Not Under Law, but under GRACE!
Ro 6:23 - For the Wages of Sin is Death; but the Gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord - - -
Ro 8:2 -
Result of Law #7 making us free from Law #2...
"Law of Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus makes us free from Law of Sin and Death" - Ro 8:2
Ga 5:22-23 - The bearing of the Fruit of The Law of The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus is evidence
of NO MORE Laws...
Heb 8:10
Heb 9:12-14
Heb 10:14-16
Jas 1:25
Jas 2:8,12-13 Fruit of - Royal Law
This Law is the same note, but one Octave Higher...

Prophecy: The ONLY O.T. Law we are still under is Law #1 (Nature and Science), and we will be taken out from under it, as Law #1 will end at the END OF THIS TIME WORLD, at the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ - 2Pe 3:10-13...

Conclusions:
Law #1 will end at the 2nd Coming of Christ - 2Pe 3:10-13

Law #2 was ended by Law #7 - Ro 8:2

Law #3 was transferred to the N.T. Church by The Lord Jesus Christ during His Ministry and reduced from 10 to 2 Commandments - Mt 22:36-40...
Also be aware that Jesus did not list the 10 O.T. Commandments to the Rich Young Ruler - Mt 19:16-26. Verses Mt 19:17-19.
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy - Ex 20:8. Why? Because He Himself was the N.T. Sabbath - Mr 2:27-28.

Law #4 was transferred to the N.T. Church by The Lord Jesus Christ during His Ministry in Mt 5:38-44...

Law #5 was ended with the Last Judge in the O.T. 1Sa 3:20

Law #6 was ended with Jesus Christ in -
Mt 5:17-18
Mt 11:12-13
Lu 16:16-17
Ro 10:4

Law #7 replaced Law #2 - Ro 8:2

Law #8 will the be only Law remaining forever, even in Heaven itself...

Closing Text: Ga 5:22-23 - Against such there is NO LAW!

Note: See: DEATH PENALTY under Law #4 - Civil Laws...
Ex 21:2-22 - Ex 21:12-17,29 = "Death Penalty" Ex 21:23-25 - "LIFE FOR LIFE"
Also: Even BEFORE the Laws of Moses (#4) God's Law is found AFTER The Genesis Flood in the Days of Noah = Ge 9:6 = "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." This (Civil) Law is still in effect:
Ro 13:1-3 Obey Civil Laws of The Land
1Ti 2:1-2 Obey Rulers of The Land

Compiled many years ago by:
Hulan F. Bass (elder)
Lockhart, Tx.

Elect Strangers

Elect Strangers

Peter says the ELECT are STRANGERS scattered throughout various geographic locations. To God, they are all KNOWN of Him, and are SCATTERED throughout every kindred, tongue, people, nation which is much greater than geographic – 1Pe 1:1-2; Re 5:9. These cannot be “just” the Apostles only, as some strive to teach. They are MORE THAN “just” the Disciples or just “FRIENDS OF” The Lord as was Abraham – Jas 2:23. How many were ALL these Strangers? They were His ENEMIES in Fallen Adam, even when they were Redeemed by the Shed Blood of Jesus Christ –Ro 5:6-10. Again, Paul taught that FEW, that is, a REMNANT were saved – Ro 9:27. Again, John wrote in Re 7:9 – a great multitude which no man could number, which would be ETERNAL, yet the REMNANT clearly defines the TWO different “deliverances” or SALVATIONS taught in the K.J.T. when “rightly divided” – 2Ti 2:15. So the conclusion must be that Timely, Gospel Preaching by Evangelists only saves a REMNANT FEW, at best, while the SHED REDEMPTIVE BLOOD of Jesus Christ eternally saved the multitude which is millions more than all Gospel Preachers put together.

Election

Doctrine of Election is denounced by most so-called Christian Functions. Yet, it is clearly taught in the K.J.T. Key: 1Th 1:4 – “Knowing, brethren, your Election of God.”

So, knowing of such is first, especially when pertaining to YOU. Then evidence within you is that of “Fear” – Job 28:28. Next is that of “Thought” upon His name – Mal 3:16-18; Ro 8:1-7; Php 2:5; then “Love” in God. Ro 5:5; 1Jo 2:5; 4:7,15-16,19. Now for some major texts – Col 3:12 (Col 3:1-17); 1Th 1:4 (1Th 1); Tit 1:1-3 and 2Pe 1:10 (2Pe 1:5-15). Closing with Ps 2:11 and Ec 12:13. These are all texts showing clearly “Because of” and NOT “in order to.”

Elements of Salvation?

Elements of Salvation?

There is only one “ingredient-factor” that eternally saved all of God’s Children. Try and think of all the K.J.T. tells us about being saved, Eternally. The only element is the Shed Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Period. Proof Texts:

Prophecy: OT = Ps 22:18; Isa 7:14; 52:14; 53; Am 8:9; Zec 12:10; 14:6-9.

Now for NT Substance: Mt 26:28; Ac 20:28; Ro 5:9; Col 1:20; Heb 9:22; 13:11-12,20; 1Pe 1:18-19.

Now do not try to complicate this FULL WORK of Jesus Christ as an Offering to you, that you have to “accept.” You are instructed to do “good works” because of your Eternal Salvation, and “not in order to” gain such. Eternal Life must always precede your actions. Notice this Blood Offering of Jesus Christ was only TO His Father FOR you – Eph 5:2; Heb 9:14. We are to walk in the light, as He is the light, wherein we have fellowship because of the previous blood-bought payment, as His blood has cleansed you from all sins – 1Jo 1:7. Fellowship follows, and does not cause Relationship. Only His shed Blood makes you kin to Him.

Now read carefully – 1Pe 1:1-5.

End of The Law?

"Veil of the Temple was rent in twain from top to bottom" - Mt 27:51

Was this the Legal, or Vital, or Actual Literal END of the O.T. Law Covenant?

End Time

The wording of - Job 14:7-16 - especially Job 14:7-9 seems to teach "Timely Gospel" Factors, but the CONTEXT is that of the END-TIME 2nd Coming finality. CONTEXT is obviously MORE important than just words.

“Before and AFTER” TIME are the only two areas we presently know about, yet we read prophetically about an END-TIME, promised by the Lord Jesus Christ, but of that Day and Hour no man knoweth.  Mt 24:36.  The Historic Past is known, but PRE-Historic was before records were kept. Yet, the future is just as sure as the past.  So, we see the signs of the End-Time – Mt 24:32-33.

End Times

Many texts refer to the LAST DAYS or LAST TIMES, which are all depicting the N.T. Church Age and Dispensation; yet there is THE LAST TIME  at the END-TIME -    1Pe 1:5.

End-Time

End-Time

At the End-Time, 2Coming, when the body is raised and brought back to life from mortal to immortal, it does NOT become a DIFFERENT body, but only a CHANGED body. 1Co 15:42-44; Php 3:21.  Not only legally, but beyond TIMELY, it literally is still with specific identity even though it, at that point forward, is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free,  male nor female, but all are one in Christ Jesus – Ga 3:28.  Also, with YOUR specific name which the Lord wrote in the Lamb’s Book of Life, before the World began. Re 20:15

Enduring Sound Doctrine?

2Ti 4:3 - "For the time will come when they will not endure SOUND doctrine," as their carnal lusts becomes their first priority." This TIME IS UPON US. So be sober, be vigilant, be alert, be aware and awake. 1Pe 5:8.

Epistles

Epistles

The Apostle Paul wrote 14 of the 27 Books in the K.J.T. which were known as “EPISTLES.”  In the N.T.  we find this word to simply mean a LETTER or a “written message.” However, the word is not in the O.T. but in Ex 31:18 – God wrote on two tables of stone the 10 Commandments, then in Ex 32:15-16 Moses delivered these written letters to the Children of Israel who were steeped in rank idolatry.  Moses  (Ex 32:19) cast them down and broke them. So, the first thing man did with God’s Writings is to break them. 

David wrote in Ps 45:1 that his tongue was the pen of a ready writer. Then Jer 31:31-34, being prophetic, tells us that God will write letters in our hearts.   Paul wrote in 2Co 3:1-6, the brethren themselves were manifestly epistles written in our hearts, being the epistles of Christ.   Paul even charged the  Church  (1Th 5:27) to read his epistle to all the holy brethren. Then 2Th 2:17 they were to stand fast in the traditions, by word or epistle.  Obeying was required in 2Th 3:14-17.  Finally, 2Pe 3:1 wrote this epistle for the purpose of stirring up their pure minds.

Error

Error comes to us TWO WAYS.  One from Ignorance of the Perpetrator, and the other from sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.   Eph 4:14.


Esau Have I Hated

Can Esau ever do enough good, to cause God to stop hating him? Ro 9:11-13. There are some that say - YES.  Now read: Mal 1:3-4.

Establishing Words

In the mouth of 2 or 3 Witnesses let every word be established - Nu 35:30; De 17:6; 19:15; Mt 18:16; 2Co 13:1; 1Ti 5:19.

Therefore if we find a word only ONCE in the K.J.T., do we discard it as false?

Eternal Covenant

Eternal Covenant

Only one ETERNAL COVENANT and that was signed in Shed Blood on Calvary’s Cross – 2Sa 23:5; Heb 13:20; The Major point herein is that the Godhead has never had to hold “another Board Meeting.” Most major corporations have a Board of Directors and meet regularly for any needed changes and/or unexpected factors. God has never been surprised !

Eternal Hell or Timely Hell?

Eternal Hell or Timely Hell?

Can a person determine within themselves whether they can "go to eternal hell, or timely hell?" Or, an "eternal Heaven or a Timely Heaven?"
   
 Eternal Heaven is totally in the Purpose, Will, Choice and Pleasure of the Holy Trinity; Timely Heaven in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is up to YOUR Obedience in Purpose, Will, Choice and Pleasure, not affect the ETERNAL Heaven Factors whatsoever.

Eternal Salvation Followed by Timely, Gospel Salvation

Eternal Salvation Followed by Timely, Gospel Salvation

Simple and clear and easily understood, covers the “waterfront” ref. Eternal Salvation, then is followed by Timely Gospel Salvation.  Where can such texts be found in the K.J.T.?  Eph 2:8-10.  Did you notice the order of these statements, which starts with Eternal, then 2ndly,Timely Gospel Deliverances?  To an Old Line, Old School P.B. these texts are primary, but to others, they must be understood, before such person can gain true knowledge, in addition to their already possessed wisdom, who are already born-again, but without True Gospel Understanding. As Eph 2:8-9 both place Eternal Salvation in the complete hands of the Holy Trinity, then with Life preceding actions, such person can then learn how to “walk in the light” - 2Ti 1:7-10.   Finally, the Gospel gives LIGHT, not LIFE.  A dead person cannot see light.

Eternal Salvation vs Timely-Gospel Salvation

Eternal Salvation vs Timely-Gospel Salvation

Simple and clear and easily understood, covers the “waterfront” ref. Eternal Salvation, then is followed by Timely Gospel Salvation.  Where can such texts be found in the K.J.T.?  Eph 2:8-10.  Did you notice the order of these statements, which starts with Eternal, then 2ndly, Timely Gospel deliverances?  To an Old Line, Old School P.B. these texts are primary, but to others, they must be understood, before such person can gain true knowledge, in addition to their already possessed wisdom, who are already born-again, but without True Gospel Understanding. As Eph 2:8 & Eph 2:9 both place Eternal Salvation in the complete hands of the Holy Trinity, then with Life preceding actions, such person can then learn how to “walk in the light” - 2nd Eph 2:7-10.   Finally, the Gospel gives LIGHT, not LIFE.  A dead person cannot see light.

Eternal Vital Union?

Eternal Vital Union?

The Absoluters advocate very strongly the error of EVU - "Eternal Vital Union."  This is in gross error, as there are NO ETERNAL Children before the Foundation of the World.  Only in a CONTRACT or COVENANT form are they selected and their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life. 2Sa 23:5; Heb 13:20; Eph 1:4-11; Here is the proper "order" = Covenant, Legal, Vital and Bodily Glorification - Ro 8:23; Php 3:21.

Eternity

ETERNITY is in Holy Writ only once - Isa 57:15.  However, it only needs to be therein once since it is ETERNAL, the Final Home of All God's Family.

Evangelism

Evangelism

EVANGELISM  - 2Ti 4:5 = “But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” This word is in the KJT only three (3) times - Ac 21:8; 2Ti 4:5; Eph 4:11;   Defined Greek = euaggelistes = a preacher of the gospel;   euaggelizo –to announce good news; espec. the gospel: - declare, bring declare, show) glad (good) tidings, preach (the gospel); “eu” – you – neut. of a prim.  (good), (adv.) well: - good, well (done).  = 2Ti 4:5 – Please observe and remember that the WORK OF, and not necessarily the OFFICE OF is the key to the subject of EVANGELIST. Now we conclude that the Apostles were Evangelists.    Preachers today can also have two or more gifts, even of pastors and teachers – Eph 4:11 -  the word “SOME” is repeated herein pertaining to each different gift, yet one gift is usually predominate.  

Everlasting Joy

Is this TEMPORARY joy, or EVERLASTING joy? Re 21:4.  "God shall wipe away all tears; no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor pain, for the FORMER things are PASSED AWAY."

EVIDENCE

EVIDENCE

EVIDENCE is known in the realm of timely human endeavors by two distinct methods - Naturally SEEN, Heard, Tasted, Felt, Smelt. Then Spiritually only BY FAITH as stated In 2Co 5:7.

Man can tamper with and alter true evidence timely, by deceiving the five senses as in Ge 37:31-33; but Truth in Faith cannot be altered – Heb 11:1.

Evidence - Life I Live In The Flesh

LIFE I LIVE IN THE FLESH
The following is a very rich writing from the pages of a book written by the son of the late Elder Tolbert S. Dalton - 1846 to 1931. Also as a sub-title I would add the word "EVIDENCE."

Quoting from Elder T. S. Dalton:
Paul said, "I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I but Christ liveth in me, and the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for
me" Ga 2:20

Let me call attention first, to the thought that Paul did not say, "The life my flesh lives," but the life I live now IN THE FLESH." In our flesh dwells no good thing." Paul said again, "I with my mind do serve the law of God, but with my flesh the law of sin;" hence it is not the life the flesh lives, but it is the life we live in the flesh. Paul conveys the idea here that when Christ was crucified, He was crucified as my substitute; therefore I was crucified in the eyes of the law, with Him, and through His crucifixion, for the satisfaction of the law, I a poor sinful wretch, am permitted to live. Yet it is not I that live, but Christ liveth in me, by His implanting the principles of His divine life in me, and by His Spirit gave me the divine evidence that He is mine, and that I am His. And this divine evidence Paul called faith, and says, I live by the faith (or divine evidence) revealed in me, that Jesus "loved me and gave himself for me." Therefore I am not living on a faith that is a product of my efforts, but the evidence revealed in me that Jesus met the demands of the law for me, and satisfied all its claims. Therefore we have the assurance that by the deeds of the law no person is justified, but by the faith of Jesus Christ. And Paul in defining what faith is says, "Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for," and in order that he should not be misunderstood said, "The evidence of things not seen," which teaches us that people are justified or condemned on evidence, just as a jury would pronounce the guilt or innocence of a person being tried in court, the verdict must be rendered according to the evidence; therefore evidence either justifies or condemns. We feel sure that we justify or condemn ourselves by the evidence in our hearts, which is revealed to us by the blessed Spirit of the Lord." End quote.

This writing is worthy of all your careful attention.

I would welcome anyone's comments.

Love,
Hulan Bass

Evil and Darkness

God created evil and darkness - Isa 45:7 - yet God did NOT cause anyone to walk in the darkness, yet many did and still do - - - Eph 5:8-16.

Evolution

Evolution

Ro 1:20 declares by Divine Inspiration that the NATURAL Elements are the evidence PROVING the invisible things of God from the Creation were brought into existence by God, including His Eternal Power and Godhead, so evolution is a farce.   Ro 1:21-22 – declares that vain imaginations of foolish hearts are darkened by such “evolving” theories, as they already are being foolish, their hearts were darkened, so their professions of being wise even manifested their great ignorance.  This evolution process evolves into changing the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to man in his corruption, even to birds, four-footed beasts and creeping things.   Ro 1:23-25 further proves their absurdness, as they changed the TRUTH into a lie, worshipping the creation more than the creator.

Examine Ourselves

Examine Ourselves

2Co 13:5 "Let us examine ourselves, whether we are in The Faith!"

Solomon’s life was declared by The Lord to be the wisest normal & regular man on Earth – 1Ki 3:10-12.  Yet this same man made all the major mistakes, even as KING, as found in Ec 1:12-18.

Where does that leave us?

Faith

Faith can be singular in context, but also in some cases Holy Writ declares such as the entire BODY OF TRUTH - Ro 3:3, and also Jesus Christ Himself is referred to as FAITH in - Ga 3:22-24.

Faith in Holy Writ does not necessarily consider any of the various kinds of Natural, Carnal and Human "faith" items.  Faith in the K.J.T. is that of being a FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT and is always thereby sanctified. Ga 5:22-23.

FAITH wears two (2) hats. First - A Fruit of the Spirit given in Regeneration/New Birth; Second - It comes in the Gospel as it is preached; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 10:17, and Faith always comes in the order as listed above.

FAITH - Innate & Intrinsic are STABLE never varying, yet Gospel, Timely and Cognizant Faith does waver, vary, fluctuate, is unstable even from NO apparent display to being very strong therein. Ga 5:23; Heb 11:1; 1Ti 1:19-20; 2Ti 2:18; Ro 14:1; Mt 8:26; 14:31; 16:18; Mr 4:40; 11:22; Lu 17:5; yet the Measure God deals never varies - Ro 12:3.

FAITH comes in three (3) different wrappers, Historical (Retrospective); Spiritual (New Birth); Gospel (Prospective). Now "Rightly Divide" these. Do you believe Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President? Is Faith a Fruit of the Spirit? Does Faith come by hearing? Ec 3:15; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 10:17.

Faith is a Fruit of the Spirit - Ga 5:22-23. No one has this ingredient except by the NEW BIRTH -this is - REGENERATION, and that comes only by the Holy Spirit, the very voice of the Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63.

Read yesterday's "The Truth is" and then be aware that ALL OTHER aspects of Faith are DOWN-STREAM from, and are EFFECT and NEVER CAUSES that of the initial Faith, such as GOSPEL FAITH - Ro 10:17.

FAITH is a wonderful Subject.   “THROUGH Faith” is what the Lord does unto and for you, beginning at the point of Regeneration–New Birth.   “BY Faith” is what you are capacitated to do AFTER the New Birth.   Example – Heb 11:8;   then  Heb 11:11.    Now test this premise against – Ro 3:30-31.  Then consider – Eph 2:8

Faith - "By" vs "Through"

Faith - "By" vs "Through"

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Heb 11:1 - "Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  Faith is a SUBSTANCE.  It is also EVIDENCE.  In our Natural World, and in our Civil Courts we use EVIDENCE as a witness, but such must be seen, etc.  In The Spiritual realm, the EVIDENCE is not seen, but yet, still just as real...

Ro 3:25 and Eph 2:8 speak of THROUGH Faith.  We find also that these two (By/Through) are contrasted in Ro 3:30-31.  Also we notice in Heb 11, most of the verses say "BY Faith;" however,  Heb 11:3,11,28,33,39 say "THROUGH Faith".   1Pe 1:5 states "THROUGH Faith."  What is the difference ?  That is the thrust of this writing.

THROUGH Faith and BY Faith delineates the TWO MAJOR Categories of Faith - ETERNAL - Fruit of The Spirit - Ga 5:22-23, and TIMELY - manifested by our WALK - BY Faith - 2Co 5:7

THROUGH Faith always comes first, giving Spiritual Eternal Life within the New man.  Then the New Man is capable NOW to implement by walking BY Faith.  Life always precedes action, both naturally and spiritually.

THROUGH Faith is how we get Divine-Saving Faith.  It is a gift of the GRACE of God.  THROUGH God's Faith in His Son's Perfect Obedience and execution of His Will - The efficacious Blood of Christ is the LEGAL step of THROUGH Faith, in harmony with the Eternal Covenant.  Ro 3:25 - THROUGH God's Faith in His Son's Obedience He applied Christ's Blood to the Old Testament Characters, even before Christ LEGALLY died on The Cross.  The next Step of THROUGH Faith must come VITALLY in The New Birth, by The Holy Spirit - The Voice of The Son of God.  Ro 4:16 - This Faith - "OF Faith, that it might be by GRACE" is the "THROUGH Faith" clearly defined in Ro 3:25.  God's Faith is ONLY in His Son. 

THROUGH FAITH in Heb 11:3 – Passive on Man’s Part but active on God’s part THROUGH the working execution by His Son Jesus Christ who is the essential WORD OF GOD in making the worlds including ALL the Heavenly Bodies or Planets…  They were “framed” beautifully and conveniently ordered.  The VOICE of The Son of God is found actively obedient in Ge 1:3 – “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”  This is then confirmed in Joh 1:3; Heb 11:3,11 – "THROUGH faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."  Clearly Sara COULD NOT conceive and bare children, so it was THROUGH God's Faith implanted in her.  This then gave her the ability to judge God faithful but her WALK BY Faith would have never produced children.

Heb 11:28 – Moses did not keep the Passover on his own initiative.  He by divine direction PASSIVELY kept it.  There had never been a Passover BEFORE; therefore Moses did not have an Instruction Manual on keeping such, but Divine Direction MOVED HIM in ALL THE PROPER STEPS, thereby He KEPT IT in “Passive Obedience” not knowing at this point any other course whatsoever. He Passively followed the Drawing Power of God, moving into the Passover with all its various rites and ceremonies, and CAUSED (indirectly) the People of Israel to OBSERVE it.  The DIRECT leadership in this passive MOVEMENT was from GOD ABOVE.  The FIRST MOVEMENT of The Holy Spirit (Voice of Son of God) is always by DEMONSTRATION and this was the “THROUGH” Faith on Moses’ part.  The setting and context, timing-wise, was at the very beginning of Moses’ Leadership.  No one can follow any course of navigation when you know not of such to start with.  The Instructions were for Moses to MOVE and “THROUGH FAITH” would direct him.  Then, and then only could Moses or anyone else begin to WALK BY Faith.  The THROUGH must always come BEFORE the BY…  THROUGH initiates, and BY is the following obedience.  THROUGH teaches and after learning from the Higher Source, then we can comply BY WALKING accordingly – BY FAITH.  THROUGH is LIFE, and the BY is the following action.  You as a Born-again Regenerated Child of God may be WALKING BY Faith, even though you are not Gospelly and Timely aware of such, but THROUGH Faith has come into your inward man and given you the ability to WALK BY Faith.   

Heb 11:33 – These “Faithful” O.T. Characters subdued kingdoms (civil), wrought righteousness (spiritual), obtained promises (spiritual), stopped the mouths of lions (literally), and ALL this was THROUGH Faith.  Where did they get such ability and knowledgeable information?   From a Higher Source than secular, reason and logic.  They could not have gotten this from the Gospel or a Preacher.   Let us consider who these people were – Rahab the Harlot, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthae, David, Samuel, and the prophets.  They could ONLY have received FAITH from the HIGHER SOURCE – God, and even as they MOVED, in most cases knew not what and where and why, THROUGH Faith of Jesus Christ on the Cross had already worked IN THEM (Ro 3:25 – “Whom god hath set forth to be a propitiation THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, to declare HIS righteousness for the remission of sins THAT ARE PAST, THROUGH the forbearance of God.”)   Literally these O.T. People had the Blood of Christ applied to their hearts in Regeneration even BEFORE it was LITERALLY shed on The Cross that covered the “sins that were already past” and this was ONLY THROUGH GOD’S FAITH in HIS SON’S BLOOD, and that is the “forbearance of God.”  God went ahead and allowed Jesus to apply (THROUGH the Holy Spirit – His Voice) to these O.T. Characters long before He went to Calvary’s Cross.  This is where, when and how they had the capacity and ability to move THROUGH Faith, and their manifested activity was directed from the Higher Source.

Heb 11:39 – We will first observe that these same O.T. Characters are embraced and described further from Heb 11:34-39, showing that they all continued THROUGH Faith in all their faithfulness.  The big question is WHY did they endure such trials, tribulations, sufferings, pain, troubles and even death ?  It was NOT BY FAITH, but ONLY THROUGH Faith…  Heb 11:39 – “And these all, having obtained a GOOD REPORT THROUGH Faith, received not the promise:”    Heb 11:13 – tells that they “seen the promises afar off…” Why were they enabled to “see, but not receive the promises?”  Heb 11:40 answers this dilemma – “God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”  That is, the O.T. Characters always first walked THROUGH, before they could walk BY Faith.  Many of these O.T. Characters were described as walking BY Faith, but some were only “THROUGH Faith” essence.  In conclusion on this point please notice – To “SEE” and not “RECEIVE” shows the difference -  Some O.T. Characters were noted as “SEEING and RECEIVING” and many were not permitted to do both.  Heb 11:40 tells us that God provided SOME BETTER THING for the N.T. Gentile Church which the O.T. Characters did not “receive” but did “see” it – AFAR OFF.

THROUGH Faith is also amplified in Eph 2:8-10.  "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."  Let us notice these TWO neutral pronouns in Eph 2:8 - "THAT and IT."  Both of these modify three items, namely: Grace, Saved (Salvation) and Faith.  These THREE items are NOT BY WORKS of man.  These THREE items are the GIFT of God.  Eph 2:10 - For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP which is "CREATED IN" Him.  Now, finally, lastly, after this Spiritual Life (Creation is completed), we can NOW ACT, by WALKING in the good works that God ordained.  The word "should" in the last phrase simply means "SHOULD", but ALL His Creation does not.  The word "SHOULD" cannot mean "SHALL".  Strong's #3195 SGreek: 3195. mello- "mello" means - Expectation; intend; duty, etc.   In this context, if SHOULD means SHALL, then it is the same in Eph 2:9, where the word SHOULD would have to mean SHALL.  Let us notice - Eph 2:9 - "Not of works, lest any man SHOULD boast."  The conflict here would be - "It is NOT OF works, but every man SHALL boast."  Man's activity of walking obediently in  Eph 2:10 is clearly the instruction for TIMELY Salvation/Deliverance.

THROUGH God's Faith in the New Birth is further witnessed in:  Ro 3:30; 12:3; Ga 5:6,22-23; Col 2:12; 1Ti 1:5; Tit 1:1; Heb 11:1; Jas 2:5; 2.  In  2Pe 1:5, we learn that we are to ADD TO our Faith.  We cannot ADD Faith, but ADD TO it. 

THROUGH God's Faith in The Holy Spirit in the Resurrection at the 2nd Coming of Christ, our bodies will be Glorified -  1Pe 1:9 - that is the END OF faith - the salvation of our souls.

THROUGH Faith must come BEFORE "BY Faith."   THROUGH Faith is God's Work, as defined above, and, now, "BY Faith" is man's response to God's work, and God clearly teaches what man's response should be - to Walk BY Faith.

Heb 11 lists as evidence, the O.T. Patriarchs, who WALKED BY Faith.  This was their action.  However, we notice the Verses in this chapter listing "THROUGH Faith", and each listing is clearly GOD'S ACTIONS.  Example: Again = Heb 11:11 - "THROUGH faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."  Clearly Sara COULD NOT conceive and bare children, so it was THROUGH God's Faith implanted in her.  This then gave her the ability to judge God faithful, but her WALK BY Faith would have never produced children.

BY FAITH =

Now, let us briefly consider "BY Faith".  Every verse you will find in The Bible listing "BY FAITH" is YOUR responsibility in order to many TIMELY Blessings.  This is called GOSPEL Faith.  This is the WORD OF Faith, preached by The Minister, but only to the OBJECTS OF Faith, instructing them to come through the DOOR OF Faith into the HOUSEHOLD OF Faith, and sit down in the COMMON, MUTUAL FAITH TO FAITH - Ac 14:27; Ga 6:10; Tit 1:4; Ro 1:12,17

To be "JUSTIFIED BY FAITH" (Ro 4:25-5:1) is a by-product of "BLOOD JUSTIFICATION" - that is "THROUGH FAITH" of Ro 3:25

The MEASURE OF Faith - Ro 12:3 comes and is applied in the New Birth.  It is then available to be used, exercised, worked and activated BY US, which is known as WALKING or JUSTIFIED BY Faith - Ro 3:28, whether Jew or Gentile.  We can walk IN Faith, as we walk BY Faith, because of THROUGH Faith, after we HEAR the WORD OF Faith preached.  Hab 2:4 - "....The JUST shall live by HIS Faith."  His Faith (In Principle) is God's Faith in His Son, THROUGH FAITH in His Blood.  Paul re-quotes this in Ro 1:17 - "The JUST shall live by (HIS) Faith".  This is a fact.

Now how does GOSPEL Faith fit in here?  Ro 1:17 - It is THE GOSPEL that REVEALS the righteousness of God from faith to faith.  "Righteousness" in this verse is Jesus Christ Himself.  The Gospel does not BRING Jesus Christ, but certainly does REVEAL (manifest, display) Him, but ONLY from faith to faith - from THROUGH faith of God in His Son, which is placed in the Regenerated Child so he is capable of receiving GOSPEL Faith by the Preacher - "from faith to faith."

THROUGH Faith is always God's Work, which is always FIRST.  BY Faith should be man's work, but such is not always the case.  In fact, Jesus many times even told His Disciples that they displayed "Little Faith."   He told Peter - Mt 14:31 - "O thou of little faith...".    The Apostles came to Jesus, Lu 17:5,  and asked - "And the Apostles said unto the Lord, INCREASE OUR FAITH."  Jesus did not.  He simply told them they were not using the faith they already had, which would be the MEASURE OF faith - Ro 12:3.   In Lu 17:6 - Jesus told them - "If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed...," - in other words - "If you would just USE THE FAITH you have as a Born-again Child of God, you could accomplish much TIMELY."  MOVING trees and mountains (Mt 17:20) has nothing to do with ETERNAL "Through Faith".  Such trees and mountains are "BY FAITH".

Ro 10:8 - The WORD OF FAITH which we preach tells us about what all God and Jesus did, not what we must do to help the Godhead to complete their work of ETERNAL Faith/Salvation.  Ro 10:9 - clearly defines what we are to do.  We are to CONFESS Jesus Christ, which is OUR FAITH, because HE IS FAITH - Ga 3:22-26 - and the belief in our hearts (THROUGH faith) that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  SAVED HOW?  Answer: TIMELY - by hearing, believing, confessing, repenting, etc. the Lord Jesus Christ's FINISHED WORK.  Notice in Ro 10:10 THE HEART BELIEVETH (THROUGH Faith) FIRST before the mouth can CONFESS unto Salvation – Walk BY FAITH.

Lu 18:8 - When Jesus returns shall He find FAITH on the earth?  Answer: Yes, WALKING BY Faith, because of THROUGH Faith.  Lastly, Ro 10 is a GOSPEL FAITH Chapter, and Ro 10:17, only applies IN THIS PARTICULAR CONTEXT.   There are other aspects of FAITH, that come BEFORE the Gospel Stage will and can become effective.

Faith - By and Through

BELIEF (in the Bible) is always an EFFECT or RESULT, and never a CAUSE = 1Jo 5:1. Belief is always based upon evidence, seen-natural, or unseen-spiritual.
Hulan Bass
           

FAITH - THROUGH vs. BY

Heb 11:1 - "Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  Faith is a SUBSTANCE.  It is also EVIDENCE.  In our Natural World, and in our Civil Courts we use EVIDENCE as a witness, but such must be seen, etc.  In The Spiritual realm, the EVIDENCE is not seen, but yet, still just as real.  Ro 3:25 and Eph 2:8 speaks of THROUGH Faith.  We find also that these two (By/Through) are contrasted in Ro 3:30-31.  Also we notice in - Heb 11, most of the verses say "BY Faith"; however, in Heb 11:3,11,28,33,39 say "THROUGH Faith."  1Pe 1:5 states "THROUGH Faith."  What is the difference?  That is the thrust of this writing.

THROUGH Faith and BY Faith delineates the TWO MAJOR Categories of Faith - ETERNAL - Fruit of The Spirit - Ga 5:22-23, and TIMELY manifested by our WALK - BY Faith - 2Co 5:7. 

THROUGH Faith always comes first, giving Spiritual Eternal Life within the New Man.  Then the New Man is capable NOW to implement by walking BY Faith.  Life always precedes action, both naturally and spiritually.

THROUGH Faith is how we get Divine-Saving Faith.  It is a gift of the GRACE of God.  THROUGH God’s Faith in His Son’s Perfect Obedience and execution of His Will - The efficacious Blood of Christ is the LEGAL step of THROUGH Faith, in harmony with the Eternal Covenant. 

Ro 3:25 - THROUGH God’s Faith in His Son’s Obedience He applied Christ’s Blood to the Old Testament Characters, even before Christ LEGALLY died on The Cross.  The next Step of THROUGH Faith must come VITALLY in The New Birth, by The Holy Spirit - The Voice of The Son of God.  Ro 4:16 - This Faith - “OF Faith, that it might be by GRACE" is the "THROUGH Faith" clearly defined in Ro 3:25.  God’s Faith is ONLY in His Son. 

 

THROUGH FAITH in – Heb 11:3 – Passive on Man’s Part, but active on God’s part THROUGH the working execution by His Son Jesus Christ who is the essential WORD OF GOD, in making the worlds, including ALL the Heavenly Bodies or Planets. They were "framed" beautifully and conveniently ordered.

The VOICE of The Son of God is found actively obedient in Ge 1:3 "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."  This is confirmed in Joh 1:3; Heb 11:3

 

Heb 11:11“THROUGH faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.”  Clearly Sara COULD NOT conceive and bare children, so it was THROUGH God’s Faith implanted in her.  This then gave her the ability to judge God faithful, but her WALK BY Faith would have never produced children.

Heb 11:28Moses did not keep the Passover on his own initiative.He by divine direction PASSIVELY kept it.  There had never been a Passover BEFORE; therefore Moses did not have an Instruction Manual on keeping such, but Divine Direction MOVED HIM in ALL THE PROPER STEPS, thereby He KEPT IT in “Passive Obedience” not knowing at this point any other course whatsoever. He Passively followed the Drawing Power of God, moving into the Passover with all its various rites and ceremonies, and CAUSED (indirectly) the People of Israel to OBSERVE it.  The DIRECT leadership in this passive MOVEMENT was from GOD ABOVE.  The FIRST MOVEMENT of The Holy Spirit (Voice of Son of God) is always by DEMONSTRATION and this was the "THROUGH" Faith on Moses’ part.  The setting and context timing-wise was at the very beginning of Moses’ Leadership. No one can follow any course of navigation when you know not of such to start with. The Instructions were for Moses to MOVE and "THROUGH FAITH" would direct him.  Then, and then only could Moses or anyone else begin to WALK BY Faith. The THROUGH must always come BEFORE the BY.  THROUGH initiates, and BY is the following obedience.  THROUGH teaches and after learning from the Higher Source, then we can comply BY WALKING accordingly – BY FAITH… THROUGH is LIFE, and the BY is the following action.  You as a Born-again Regenerated Child of God, may be WALKING BY Faith, even though you are not Gospelly and Timely aware of such, but THROUGH Faith has come into your inward man and given you the ability to WALK BY Faith. 

 

Heb 11:33These “Faithful” O.T. Characters subdued kingdoms (civil), wrought righteousness (spiritual), obtained promises (spiritual), stopped the mouths of lions (literally), and ALL this was THROUGH Faith.  Where did they get such ability and knowledgeable information?   From a Higher Source than secular, reason and logic.  They could not have gotten this from the Gospel or a Preacher…   Let us consider who these people were – Rahab the Harlot, Gedeon, Barak, Samson, Jephthae, David, Samuel, and of the prophets… They could ONLY have received FAITH from the HIGHER SOURCE – God, and even as they MOVED, in most cases knew not what and where and why…  THROUGH Faith of Jesus Christ on the Cross had already worked IN THEM (Ro 3:25 – “Whom god hath set forth to be a propitiation THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, to declare HIS righteousness for the remission of sins THAT ARE PAST, THROUGH the forbearance of God.”)  Literally, these O.T. People had the Blood of Christ applied to their hearts in Regeneration, even BEFORE it was LITERALLY shed on The Cross, that covered the “sins that were already past” and this was ONLY THROUGH GOD’S FAITH in HIS SON’S BLOOD, and that is the “forbearance of God.”  God went ahead and allowed Jesus to apply (THROUGH the Holy Spirit His Voice) to these O.T. Characters long before He went to Calvary’s Cross.  This is where, when and how they had the capacity and ability to move, THROUGH Faith, and their manifested activity was directed from the Higher Source.

 

Heb 11:39 – We will first observe that these same O.T. Characters are embraced and described further from Heb 11:34-39, showing that they all continued THROUGH Faith in all their faithfulness.  The big question is WHY did they endure such trials, tribulations, sufferings, pain, troubles and even death?  It was NOT BY FAITH, but ONLY THROUGH Faith…  Heb 11:39“And these all, having obtained a GOOD REPORT THROUGH Faith, received not the promise:”   Heb 11:13 – tells that they “seen the promises afar off…”  Why were they enabled to “see, but not receive the promises?”    Heb 11:40 answers this dilemma  "God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect."  That is, the O.T. Characters always first walked THROUGH, before they could walk BY Faith. Many of these O.T. Characters were described as walking BY Faith, but some were only "THROUGH Faith" essence.  In conclusion on this point, please notice To "SEE" and not "RECEIVE" shows the difference -  Some O.T. Characters were noted as "SEEING and RECEIVING" and many were not permitted to do both.    Heb 11:40 tells us that God provided SOME BETTER THING for the N.T. Gentile Church, which the O.T. Characters did not "receive" but did "see" it AFAR OFF.  THROUGH Faith is also amplified in - Eph 2:8-10.  "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."  Let us notice these TWO neutral pronouns in Eph 2:8 - "THAT and IT."  Both of these modify three items, namely: Grace, Saved (Salvation) and Faith.  These THREE items are NOT BY WORKS of man.  These THREE items are the GIFT of God.  Eph 2:10 - For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, which is "CREATED IN" Him.  Now, finally, lastly, after this Spiritual Life (Creation is completed), we can NOW ACT, by WALKING in the good works that God ordained.  The word "should" in the last phrase simply means "SHOULD," but ALL His Creation does not.  The word "SHOULD" cannot mean "SHALL."  Strong’s #3195 - "mello" means - Expectation; intend; duty, etc.   In this context, if SHOULD means SHALL, then it is the same in Eph 2:9, where the word SHOULD would have to mean SHALL.  Let us notice.  Eph 2:9 - “Not of works, lest any man SHOULD boast.”  The conflict here would be - “It is NOT OF works, but every man SHALL boast.”  Man’s activity of walking obediently in Eph 2:10 is clearly the instruction for TIMELY Salvation/Deliverance. THROUGH God’s Faith in the New Birth is further witnessed in: Ro 3:30; 12:3; Ga 5:6,22-23; Col 2:12; 1Ti 1:5; Tit 1:1; Heb 11:1; Jas 2:5; 2Pe 1:3-5.  In - 2Pe 1:5, we learn that we are to ADD TO our Faith.  We cannot ADD Faith, but ADD TO it.  THROUGH God’s Faith in The Holy Spirit in the Resurrection at the 2nd Coming of Christ, our bodies will be Glorified - 1Pe 1:9 - that is the END OF faith - the salvation of our souls.  THROUGH Faith must come BEFORE "BY Faith."   THROUGH Faith is God’s Work, as defined above, and, now, "BY Faith" is man’s response to God’s work, and God clearly teaches what man’s response should be - to Walk BY Faith...

 

Heb 11 - lists as evidence, the O.T. Patriarchs, who WALKED BY Faith.  This was their action.  However, we notice the Verses in this chapter listing "THROUGH Faith," and each listing is clearly GOD’S ACTIONS.  Example: Again = Heb 11:11 - "THROUGH faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."  Clearly Sara COULD NOT conceive and bare children, so it was THROUGH God’s Faith implanted in her.  This then gave her the ability to judge God faithful, but her WALK BY Faith would have never produced children.

 

BY FAITH =

Now, let us briefly consider "BY Faith."  Every verse you will find in The Bible listing "BY FAITH" is YOUR responsibility in order to many TIMELY Blessings.  This is called GOSPEL Faith.  This is the WORD OF Faith, preached by The Minister, but only to the OBJECTS OF Faith, instructing them to come through the DOOR OF Faith into the HOUSEHOLD OF Faith, and sit down in the COMMON, MUTUAL FAITH

TO FAITH - Ac 14:27; Ga 6:10; Tit 1:4; Ro 1:12,17.

To be “JUSTIFIED BY FAITH” (Ro 4:25 & Ro 5:1) is a by-product of “BLOOD JUSTIFICATION” - that is “THROUGH FAITH” of Ro 3:25.  The MEASURE OF Faith - Ro 12:3 - comes and is applied in the New Birth.  It is then available to be used, exercised, worked and activated BY US, which is known as WALKING or JUSTIFIED BY Faith -

Ro 3:28, whether Jew or Gentile.  We can walk IN Faith, as we walk BY Faith, because of THROUGH Faith, after we HEAR the WORD OF Faith preached.  Hab 2:4 - "....The JUST shall live by HIS Faith."  His Faith (in Principle) is God’s Faith in His Son - THROUGH FAITH in His Blood.  Paul requotes this in - Ro 1:17 - "The JUST shall live by (HIS) Faith."  This is a fact. 

Now how does GOSPEL Faith fit in here?

Ro 1:17 - It is THE GOSPEL that REVEALS the righteousness of God from faith to faith.  “Righteousness” in this verse is Jesus Christ Himself.  The Gospel does not BRING J.C., but certainly does REVEAL (manifest, display) Him, but ONLY from faith to faith.  From THROUGH faith of God in His Son which is placed in the Regenerated Child so he is capable of receiving GOSPEL Faith by the Preacher - "from faith to faith."     

THROUGH Faith is always God’s Work, which is always FIRST.  BY Faith should be man’s work, but such is not always the case.  In fact, Jesus many times even told His Disciples that they displayed “Little Faith”.   He told Peter - Mt 14:31 - “O thou of little faith...”.    The Apostles came to Jesus in - Lu 17:5 - and asked - “And the Apostles said unto the Lord, INCREASE OUR FAITH.”  Jesus did not.  He simply told them they were not using the faith they already had, which would be the MEASURE OF faith - Ro 12:3. 

 

Lu 17:6 - Jesus told them - "If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed..."  In other words - If you would just USE THE FAITH you have, as a Born-again Child of God, you could accomplish much TIMELY.  MOVING trees and mountains (Mt 17:20) has nothing to do with ETERNAL "Through Faith."  Such trees and mountains are "BY FAITH."

 

Ro 10:8 - The WORD OF FAITH which we preach tells us about what all God and Jesus did, not what we must do to help The Godhead to complete their work of ETERNAL Faith/Salvation...  Ro 10:9 - clearly defines what we are to do.  We are to CONFESS Jesus Christ, which is OUR FAITH, because HE IS FAITH - Ga 3:22-26 - and the belief in our hearts (THROUGH faith) that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  SAVED HOW?   Answer: TIMELY, by hearing, believing, confessing, repenting, etc., The Lord Jesus Christ’s FINISHED WORK.  Notice in - Ro 10:10 - THE HEART BELIEVETH (THROUGH Faith) FIRST, before the mouth can CONFESS unto Salvation Walk BY FAITH...

 

Lu 18:8 - When Jesus returns shall He find FAITH on the earth?

Answer: Yes, WALKING BY Faith, because of THROUGH Faith.  Lastly, Ro 10 is a GOSPEL FAITH Chapter, and Ro 10:17, only applies IN THIS PARTICULAR CONTEXT.   There are other aspects of FAITH, that comes BEFORE the Gospel Stage will and can become effective.    

Faith 2

Faith

Faith is one of the Fruit of the Spirit, but has several varying facets, depending on Contexts. Jesus once told some “how is it that ye have no faith.” – Mr 4:40. Was He telling them they were not born-again Children of God? No, the context was that of not having confidence (outwardly) in the evidence.

FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Heb 11:1. So, here we have much strong affirmative declaration that, first, Faith is a Fruit of the Spirit, and, next, the Substance is Jesus Christ, and He is who is hoped
 for, so this is all “FORWARD LOOKING.”

Faith and Belief

How does BELIEF connect with FAITH? Faith is the Substance (of things HOPED for), the EVIDENCE of things NOT seen; BELIEF is downstream, a result and effect of FAITH; however, belief always REQUIRES EVIDENCE, whether SEEN or UNSEEN.

Faith and Belief are simultaneous in the New Birth, as both words are NOUNS, but BELIEVING is a VERB. Think on this.

Faith in Part

Heb 11:1 - FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things NOT seen. Is this ONLY in PART of the CASES or is it the rule in ALL cases?

Faith of God

The FAITH OF GOD is mentioned in Ro 3:1-4. Where is His Faith placed and in Whom? Is it not focused in His Son? Isa 42:1-4; Mt 12:17-20; 2Ti 2:13.

Fallen Nature of Man

Fallen Nature of Man

The FALLEN nature of man has NOT changed, as technology, inventions, adaptations, etc., are referred to as "modern" or "contemporary." Yet we find historically in the O.T., while Moses was up on Mt. Sinai receiving the LAWS, as the remainder of the 12 tribes were down below dancing around the golden calf, crafted by man's hands and worshipping such as their "god." - Ex 32:1-9. So, even Solomon in his day, stated - Ec 1:9; 3:15. So WHAT is new?

SATANIC DECEPTIONS are found in the Fallen Nature of Adam in all humanity, even those with a Spiritual Mind, that is, the Born-Again Child of God.  All such are affected with the Evil, Satanic, Devil-spirit, which operates in a frame-work of sly deception.  He can duplicate, imitate, counterfeit, camouflage all of God’s Attributes, deceiving convincingly to the extent that such would cause this Regenerated person to believe a lie.    He can do all this to God’s divine attributes, which are WISDOM, POWER, TRUTH, JUSTICE, MERCY, LOVE and pure HOLINESS.   He can even seemingly deceive by implementing different theories, schemes, philosophies, even tampering with various language-definitions, such as Greek,  with vain deceit, after the traditions of men and rudiments of this world, and not  “after Christ--- Col 2:8.” This PRINCIPLE will then appear in most of God’s Actions of Spiritual Truth, to the extent of even leading a person to think what is being accomplished is “Of GOD,” even such as found in the two aspects (even when rightly divided,) of “WISDOM,” found in the TRUE CONTEXT of 1Co 1:19-31; 2.

Falling From Grace

FALLING FROM GRACE is a great subject for careful study in the N.T. Christian Church. Most have been taught that it is an Eternal Proposition. Yet, when “Rightly Dividing” the Word of Truth in the K.J.T., we find that such “FALLING” is only temporal and timely or just “gospelly.” Proof is found in the TRUE CONTEXT of Ga 5:1-4. Paul’s five chapters to the Churches of Galatia are to help them come out of their being mistaught, into the KNOWLEDGE OF the Truth only. All Five Chapter of Galatia proves this premise. Here is the truth is a “nutshell” of “few words.” These Church members are FALLEN FROM GRACE “RIGHT INTO A WORKS SYSTEM” of eternal Salvation. The TRUTH IS they have just lost their TIMELY or GOSPEL Salvation. Deliverance from error to Correct Knowledge, as learning eliminates ignorance. Read: Ro 10:1-3.

The K.J.T. clearly teaches “FALLING FROM GRACE.” Ps 37:24 – “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” Heb 12:5,11,15 – Herein chastisement is to bring back obedience from failures. 2Pe 3:16-17 also teaches that Paul was very strict in all his writings, but knowing the truth brings you back to stedfastness. As 2Pe 1:10 – teaches a “salvation” of which the OT Prophets enquired and searched diligently, that grace would come unto you. Ac 15:11 clearly stresses the fact that the Grace of the Lord Jesus Chirst will save us. The Gospel does not Create, but does Locate, Educate, and Cultivates the Regenerate. So “Rightly Dividing” is very necessary to being saved from every fall. Do you now see the TWO Salvations?

False vs True Spirits

False vs True Spirits

The K.J.T. lists 19 False vs. 77 True Spirits.  Proof is in this Text: 1Jo 4:1-6

1Jo 4:1 = "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:  because many false prophets are gone out into the world." Paul even mentions the AUTHOR OF CONFUSION - 1Co 14:33, and that God is NOT this author. So there is ONLY ONE OTHER major influence, but such is in the NEGATIVE.  Guess who he is?

Falsehoods

Falsehoods

FALSEHOODS are rampant in the world.   The K.J.T.  teaches us to beware.   Solomon wrote in Pr 24:19-20 that evil men and wicked, for their candle will be put out.   Paul told Timothy in  2Ti 3:13  that such would wax worse and worse, even the deceiver would be deceived.  Again, in 1Ti 4:1-3  =  he taught Timothy against seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.    Jesus clearly taught against such in  Mt 7:15,  to beware  of such.  Again, Mt 24:4-11, He being against such.  Further He continued this warning in Mt 24:23, that if anyone came and told you that HERE or THERE is Christ,  do not believe it.   Paul to the church at Thessalonica – 2Th 2:3-9 =to let no man deceive you by ANY means.    If such did not exist,  why are we warned against such?   Finally, Paul told Timothy – 2Ti 3:1-7  that perilous time shall come , having a “form of godliness,” but denying the power thereof, from such turn away, as they never come to the knowledge of the truth.

Family of God

Many texts confirm this, but such is so clear in Re 5:9 – references the entire Family of God is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, sealed with 7 Seals, before the World began=Ps 139:16Re 7:9 states the number was so great till no man could count them. Re 11:9 – and are of every people, kindred, tongues and nations. So these texts are telling us of the LAST Day before the second coming of Christ, at the End-Time –  Heb 9:28 – and finally, we close with the term in Re 5:9 – emphasizing that Jesus hath redeemed them “OUT OF” every kindred, tongue, people and nation. Again, “Out of” does not mean “every.” So, it is clear that the world of Joh 3:16 is God’s chosen family “out of” every” K. T. P. N.

Family of God - How Many?

Family of God - How Many?

How great numerically is the FAMILY OF GOD - Figuratively, Ps 147:3 - "He telleth the NUMBER of the stars; he calleth them ALL by their names." Again, Ge 15:5 - To Abraham, God says - "Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to NUMBER them; so shall thy seed be." Again, Ge 24:60 "Thousands of Millions."  Literally,  Re 7:9 - "a great number which no man can number."  How MANY will be in Heaven - The WHOLE FAMILY - Mt 1:21 - Jesus SHALL save HIS PEOPLE from their sins.  Jesus ransomed ALL which are MANY - Mt 20:28; 1Ti 2:6

FAMILY WORSHIP TIME

FAMILY WORSHIP TIME

Jacque and I have three children, David, Eddy and Sherrye. As young children growing up in Lubbock, TX each Wednesday evening we had what we called "Family Time." Usually it consisted of my reading from The Bible - a verse, but usually a chapter, and then discussing it. There were always questions and views exchanged. It was a time of bonding. Our children have later told us, many times that was one of the most special times in our family, they remembered with much tender feeling. That was a "high time" to them and the retrospective is very pleasant to them - and us.

It was during those tender years, that seeds of fundamental, foundational doctrines were planted and grew to become mature attitudes. To take an Old Testament Narrative and tell the story was very interesting, intriguing, exciting and stirring; however, the historical aspects came alive, as such was projected into the New Testament Church, with principles of doctrine as guide-lines to live by today. In the New Testament grace age, we need those O.T. Figures, shadows, projections, symbols and prophecies. It has said that the O.T. conceals what the N.T. reveals.

The roots are the O.T. and the tree is the N.T. The Projector is the O.T. and the screen is the N.T. Ro 15:4 - "For what so ever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." 1Co 10:11 - Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples; and they are written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come." The study of the N.T. is greatly enriched by a good basic foundation in the history and prophecy of the O.T. How my heart aches when reflecting back upon those wonderful days when our children were young, at home, and looked to their parents for all guidance, and knowing that we failed in many ways.

Those "Family Time" Wednesdays are still precious to Jacque, my and the children's memories.

Family Worship Time at home is almost a lost art. Very few families today have time for such. Today's modern contemporary society is at such a hectic pace of activities, schedules and secular, social etiquette of learning at most schools, public and private lessons in everything imaginable, till the evening at home with the family together as a unit, is almost unknown. Every member of the family has their own TV, CD player and computer, with which to reach outside of and beyond the immediate family members, till the simple communications available within the family is lost in the shuffle.

There is no substitute for a Family Communication Time. Most families today don't even sit at the table together for the evening meal. What can draw the family members together? Many secular, social entertaining and recreational activities might, but the real basis of our lives should be "God Centered." Ac 17; 28 - "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being." Ps 100:3 - "Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture."

There is no greater nor more noble cause of drawing the family together than to have an evening dedicated to "Family Togetherness," where family values , the real values of life are discussed. This is the place and time for plotting our course, finding our bearings, and realizing our past, present and future destinies. God's Holy Word, The Bible is the Rule Book. It is our complete guide to all righteousness and Godly Living. My Dad, the late Jesse Bass, was one of thirteen children- seven boys and six girls. They were raised on a farm, in Jones County, Texas. In the early infant years of the 20th Century, there were no such things as convenience and luxury, as there is in this high technological age of the waning years of this century. Simplicity was the rule. Even electricity was rare on the farm. Candles, kerosene or gas lights were the lights of the night.

After working in the field during the day, by all the children old enough to hold a hoe, then there were home chores each evening to be completed, such as gathering the eggs, milking the cows, feeding them, the horses, chickens and hogs, cooking supper. Next, all gathered around "Pa Bass," and every evening, not just once a week, he then read a chapter from The Bible, and discussed it. There was no TV, CD, VCR, Stereo or radio. There were no competitions for holding attention, in these "down home" days. These children grew up close, knowing and living by God's Word, and Church on Sunday was the high light of the week. The family is still close, even though Pa and Ma Bass, and most of their children have now passed from the walks of this mundane sphere.

The cousins, though many have inter-married and their spouses are of a different denomination; yet those early years of training were passed on to the children and their children, just as God taught Israel in the olden days - De 6:7-12 [Read This] This verily was the bedrock basic foundation of our founding fathers of this great nation, the U. S. A.

Elder Sylvester Hassell wrote of his father, Elder C. B. Hassell [1808-1880] thusly; "As far back as I can remember he was in the habit of assembling his family around the family altar every morning and evening to read a portion of Scripture, sing a hymn of praise, and to pour forth in the most humble and reverent manner his thanksgiving and supplication at the throne of grace. I can truly say that these were the most affecting happy and blessed seasons of my life. There are evergreen spots in memory's waste, forming the nearest approach to heaven that I have ever realized on earth. He sang well, and taught his children to sing. On Sunday morning after prayers, he took great delight in instructing his children in Scripture history and the purposes of God in salvation, and continually, both by precept and example, he strove to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

I have often felt and said that I would rather have such a father than all the riches, honors and pleasures of the world. For some generations the Primitive Baptist of Williamston held prayer meetings at each other's houses every Sunday night; since the war my father has had all these meetings at his house. [hfb-The Civil War]. His spirit was singularly attuned in prayer and praise. I never knew a man who could more truthfully say, with David, I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Ps 34:1

It is very important at this juncture, to include from the Baptist Witness, Feb. 1999 Issue, the following excerpt = "Hassell focuses much attention on the history of the Kehukee P.B. Assoc., of the state of N.C. He spoke from the Philadelphia Confession of Faith which had been adopted by this assoc. This confession was also unanimously approved and republished with explanatory footnotes by the Nat'l Meeting of P.B. held in Fulton, KY in 1900. We see that concern was expressed over the lack of family worship and the proper training by their parents.

"And verily there is one spring and cause of the decay of religion in our day which we cannot but touch upon and earnestly urge a redress of, and that is the neglect of the worship of God in families by those to whom the charge and conduct of them is committed. May not the gross ignorance and instability of many, with the profaneness of others, be justly charged upon their parents and masters, who have not trained them up in the way wherein they ought to walk when they were young, but have neglected those frequent and solemn commands which the Lord hath laid upon them, so to catechize and instruct them that their tender years might be seasoned with the knowledge of the truth of God as revealed in the Scriptures, and also by their own omission of prayer and other duties of religion in their families, together with the ill example of their loose conversation, have inured them first to a neglect, and then contempt, of all piety and religion?

We know this will not excuse the blindness and wickedness of any but certainly it will fall heavy upon those that have been thus the occasion thereof; they indeed die in their sins, but will not their blood be required of those under whose care they were, who yet permitted them to go on without warning - yea, led them into the paths of destruction? And will not the diligence of Christians with respect to the discharge of these duties in ages past rise up in judgment against and condemn many of those who would be esteemed such now?

I close this exhortation with the teachings of -De 11:18-21- "Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by thy way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house and upon the gates; That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth."

I do not say that enrolling and involving your children in so many social, recreational, physical and mental activities of this current environment is wrong, but such should simply be an exercise in priority. When there is not enough time during each week to fit all those things into the agenda, so as to have time to study and meditate in God's Word. then elimination of those other areas of attentiveness needs scaled back and the re-aligning of priority. Simply stated, as does Jesus in His sermon on the Mount. Mt 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you." Then, and then only, can you expect the timely results - that we can relive the "days of heaven upon the earth."

May Zion and her daughters prosper in the Lord, in the days ahead. May pleasant seasons abound.

Famine

Famine is prophesied in Am 8:11. Not for thirst, or food, but of hearing the words of the Lord. Next, Eze 33:30-33 = Hearing but not complying. Eze 33:32 is even prophesying of the coming of musical instruments therein.  De 11:18-21 also tells parents to teach their children, during the days of “heaven upon the earth.” Has this time-frame come upon us?

Fasting

Fasting

FASTING initially was the total abstaining from Food; then in Ex 12:5-13 -  the perfect LAMB without blemish, was killed and the Lord says “When I see the blood, I will PASSOVER you.”  This created the 7 Days of Unleavened Bread, the first day being the PASSOVER.  During these 7 Days NO LEAVEN could be allow, even in the house, much less in the bread.  This became the 2nd phase of FASTING.  Jesus then taught in –Mr 14:12-17; then in Mt 26:26 which declares the COMMUNION Service of Bread  &  Wine as a FAST from all else.   John the Baptist also taught this FASTING process in  Mt 3:1-2 with the word “REPENT,” that is to abstain TOTALLY from the Works of the Laws of Moses in the Levitical Worship Services, and this became a FAST and this FAST is still in effect.  Do not MIX Works with Grace -  Mt 5:17- Herein Jesus clearly  declares the WORKS OF THE LAW and PROPHETS has been fulfilled, but not destroyed, by He Himself.  This is still known, so we will know how and what to avoid – FAST.  In the Apostles’ Doctrine this is amplified in – Eph 2:8-9

Feasts of Tabernacle

This brief report could be pages long, but here are the Texts dealing with all the O.T. Laws pertaining to the Feasts of  “Tabernacle.” Ex 23:16; 34:22; Le 23:34,39-43; Nu 29:12-38; De 16:13;  then Joh 7:1-39 is a major key.  Read all these.    

Feeling of Our Infirmities?

Without a body made like unto his brethren, how could Jesus feel, sense, be touched and know experientially, the feelings of MORTAL man's infirmities? In ALL POINTS He was tempted like as we are, YET WITHOUT SIN. 2Co 5:21; Heb 2:17; 4:15.

Fellowship

Eph 5:11 - "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." How would you REPROVE them, by avoiding them or marking them, or just observing them? Remember, "no fellowship."

Fight

Fight

The word “FIGHT” is usually found in the English Language in the negative.  However, the K.J.T. employs this word in the POSITIVE.  From as early as Ex 1:10 forward to the N.T.   Mostly the fights are nation against nation, mostly against Israel.   1Sa 17:9-10,19-20  is mostly David & Israel fighting against the Philistines & the Giant Goliath.

In the N.T. here is the major theme of FIGHTING – Paul in 1Ti 6:12 – fight the GOOD fight of Faith;  2Ti 4:7 – I have fought a GOOD fight.  Heb 10:32  - call to remembrance the former days, after being illuminated, ye endured the GREAT fight of afflictions.  Heb 11:34 tells of the Warriors of Faith were strong in the valiant fight against aliens.   Jesus taught in  Joh 18:36 that if His kingdom were of this world then His servants would fight against the Jews taking Him.

Paul again states about “running the race Gospelly, that he runs not uncertainly, but does fight, so as not to beat the air – 1Co 9:26.  Finally,  Jas 4:1-2 – speaks against fighting one another ref. lust, as your fightings deprive you of failing to ask and pray, then not receiving.   Ac 5:39  - whatever is of God, ye cannot overthrow it as you would be found fighting against God – Ac 23:9.

Fighting

Fighting

FIGHTING is Scriptural when Rightly Divided.   Jesus FOUGHT and won the Eternal  War,  but teaches the FIRST N.T. Preachers, His Apostles, that Preaching the Gospel is a “FIGHT.”    Mt 10  is filled with advise to them that the FIGHT will be fierce -  Mt 10:16-23.  Then Jesus further teaches them in Mt 10:35-39  - that He came NOT to bring PEACE but a SWORD.  Contextually this must be made over and over.  Preaching the TRUE Gospel is a FIGHT.   It will divide families, friends, households, when preaching the FINISHED WORK of Christ in His Eternal Shed Blood War of Calvary’s Cross which cost Him his life and brought Him DEATH.   Now the RESURRECTION comes into play and is denied by the Enemy – Paul says so in – Ac 23:6.  So, FIGHT ON Brethren, and FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT of FAITH.  This is a GOOD fight, as Paul told the young preacher  - 1Ti 6:12.   You may loose this BATTLE, but remember, Jesus has already won the WAR.

Figures and Examples of Principles

God writes in His Holy Word, showing he employs FIGURES and EXAMPLES of PRINCIPLES.  Ro 5:14; 1Co 4:6; 10:6; Heb 8:5; 9:9,24; 11:17-19; Joh 13:15; 1Pe 2:21; 3:21; Jude 6-7.

Final deliverance from sin

Final Deliverance From Sin in 5 Categories: (The 5 P's)

From Sin through Jesus' activity in the =

1. POWER Redemption Legal Calvary’s Cross

2. PENALTY Justification Legal Calvary’s Cross

3. POLLUTION Sanctification Vital 1Jo 3:9

4. PLEASURE Gospel Faith Obedience - Timely Heb 11:24-26

5. PRESENCE Resurrection at 2nd Coming End-Time Heb 9:28

Note: The Soul and Spirit are taken from the PRESENCE of Sin at the point of Corporeal Death, but the body will not experience this until the END-TIME – Ro 8:23

Finances

Finances

FINANCES are necessary for Natural Living, but not a part of the TRUE Spiritual Gospel Church, doctrinally. Even Paul traveled, devoted his life to the Preaching of the Gospel, without pay. He even made tents to support himself and even those with him. Ac 20:32-34.

Fine-Tuning of KJV

Fine-Tuning of KJV

Carefully ponder and observe the fine-tuning of the K.J.T.   ref. Eph 2:10 - Because of His Workmanship (Grace all the  way) creating us in Christ Jesus unto good works, we are advised by ordination of the Lord that we SHOULD (not forced) walk in them. Eternal Salvation does not require the Timely.

First and Second Causes

First and Second Causes

To all who are concerned - FIRST CAUSES, Scripturally, only opened the door to SECOND CAUSES, God's Grace is, but most of His Born-again fails to comply TIMELY or GOSPELLY, even though we have the ability, such as Eph 2:10.

Firstfruits

Firstfruits

The Doctrine of the FIRST-FRUITS is beautiful and very important. Pr 3:9-10 – “Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase.” Naturally, then Spiritually here is the history therein = O.T. Law: Nu 18:12-13; De 18:4; 26:2-10; Then the N.T. becomes the Fulfilled Reality found only in Jesus Christ – Joh 15:4; Ro 8:29; 1Co 15:20; then the Gentiles are brought in – Ro 12:16-21. We then must amplify with the PRELUDE of the N.T. Church being with Jesus Christ as the Head – Eph 1:22-23. The Day of Pentecost found in Ac 2:2-4, is the clear exemplification of the Church to its FULNESS, Timely we herein conclude the Final is to the Gentiles also in Ro 15:15-18. End-Time FINAL–Ro 8:22-23 – are all the bodies of the Jews and Gentiles - Ro 8:16-26. I close with this premise – Timely, Seek ye First His Kingdom (Church) as in Mt 6:33.

Five Categories of Life

Five Categories of Life

The K.J.T. lists (clearly) FIVE different categories of “LIFE:” NATURAL, WORLDLY, SPIRITUAL, GOSPEL, ETERNAL.  Many texts confirms these.  List of each on request.

Five Sins Against the Holy Ghost

Five Sins Against the Holy Ghost

There are FIVE Sins against the Holy Ghost;  First, read Ec 11:5 and Heb 1:1-2;  Now – (1.) Blaspheming the H.G. - Mt 12:31-32; Mr 3:28-29; Lu 12:10;    (2.) Lying to the H.G.- Ac 5:3,9;   (3.) Resisting the H.G. – Ac 7:51;  (4.) Grieving the H.S. – Eph 4:30;  (5.) Quenching the H.S. – 1Th 5:19;  Now read;  2Co 13:14.

Food for the Lambs and the Sheep

Gospel Truth is wholesome spiritual food for the LAMB and the SHEEP, the SAME food for both, yet the trough should be put low for the lambs in simplicity. If the Lambs "get it," the Sheep will certainly also. Song 1:7-8; Joh 21:15-17.

Fools and Faith

Fools and Faith

FOOLS and FAITH seems to be opposites, but honestly consider the K.J.T. in rightly dividing such. There are several categories.
1. Carnal Fools –Ps 14:1; Pr 14:9
2. Fools TO Christ – Lu 24:25;
3. Fools FOR Christ – 1Co 4:10.
4. Fools by Yielding to Temptations = Pr 19:1-3; 1Co 10:13; That is, do not become FOOL #1 again.
5. Avoid Foolish Questions = Pr 17:28; 26:4-5.
6. Earthly Wisdom is foolish =  Ec 6:8; 1Co 1:20,23,25,27.
7. Spiritual Wisdom is NOT Foolish = 1Co 1:18,21; 4:10; Jas 3:17-18;
8. Paul’s Credentials = Ac 22:3; 23:6,27; 26:5; Ro 11:1; 2Co 11:22-23; Ga 1:13-14; Php 3:4-9.  Paul then lays all his credential down = 1Co 2:1-8; 3:18; 4:10; 2Co 11:16-21; 12:6,10-11; Php 3:3-7,10-14.
After considering these NINE aspects, please know there are THREE Systems of Perception, such as
1.Rationalist (Psychology, Modernist).
2. Empiricist – Sensory - Scientific), and
3. FAITH which is Christian,  Spiritual and of Jesus Christ – Heb 11:1.

For Deacons Only?

The Deacon in the Church is admonished to "Hold the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience." Is this restricted to the Deacons only? No, it is good advice for all Church Members - 1Ti 3:9. I've known many Sisters that know the Doctrine (in detail) better than many Brothers.

For Whom Did Christ Die?

For Whom Did Christ Die?

Question: Did Christ die for the ungodly – Ro 5:6?  Did they then become “with strength,” in order to make a decision and accept Him? Without strength means they were dead, so He had to give them LIFE, but then that was too late for their actions to cause them to become a “child of God.” Grace was bestowed totally on the dead, giving them life. But only a FEW really appreciate it.

Foreknow vs Foreknowledge

Foreknow vs Foreknowledge

Rightly Dividing “FOREKNOWING  vs. FOREKNOWLEDGE.”   God KNOWS all, in advance of such timely happenings, yet He does NOT FORE-LOVE all – Ro 9:11-13,  but He does LOVE all His Children even from before the foundation of the World.  Word Study of  - Ro 8:29 -  “FOREKNOW”  ONLY includes the CONTEXT – of Fore-Loving.   Notice we further learn that, outside of this text, we find other texts proving that God, in a different sense from Love, stated – Mt 7:23 – “I never KNEW you.”  That is, I never LOVED you;  Again – Mt 25:12 – “I know you not,”   in this TIMELY Disobedience, yet all 10 were virgins.  Yet, we know God KNOWS all literally – Mt 10:29-30; Heb 4:12-13.

And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts.” Mt 9:4; 1Co 3:20 – “And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”  Further, Heb 4:12 – He also “is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” He is the only Person in the Universe that has this FORE-KNOWING, not only WHAT, but WHY you are thinking thusly.

Now don’t confuse His FORE-KNOWING with His FORE-KNOWLEDGE – Ro 8:29 – which concerns “whom,” and not just “what.”

FOREKNOWING and FOREKNOWLEDGE

FOREKNOWING and FOREKNOWLEDGE.

The K.J.T. lists both as two different entities when “Rightly Divided.” God KNOWS ALL things, both good and evil IN ADVANCE as follows: Job 37:16; Mt 20:30-34; Joh 7:15; Ro 10:21; Heb 4:13; then His FOREKNOWLEDGE of His People is limited in the sense of “Special” intimacy = Ps 139:15-16; Jer 1:5; 31:3; Mt 7:21-23; Joh 1:44-48; Ac 2:23; 15:18; Ro 8:29; 11:2; Ga 4:9; 2Ti 2:19; 1Pe 1:2; Further, Timely and Gospelly we all need to KNOW that God KNOWS ALL HIS WORKS, even from the beginning of the world. This would include all His natural and literal creativity, and His “Special” People, which is an innumerable number no man can number – Re 7:9; Yet, God knows all the evils of this world, in advance, yet He did NOT CAUSE such. Carefully read all the above listed texts, and consider their precise context and intent.

Foreknowledge and Predestination

There is a major difference in God's Foreknowledge and Predestination as proven by the word "ALSO," in Ro 8:29. One did not CAUSE the other, but are both links in a chain.

God's ALL-KNOWING embraces all events, times, places, things; however His FOREKNOWLEDGE only embraces His People. His PREDESTINATION (Pre-determines destiny which only embraces His People) - Mt 1:21; Ro 8:29-30. There is a great multitude which no man can number of all nations, kindreds, people and tongues - Re 7:9.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is remembering (Heb 8:12) NO MORE, which is NOT forgetting, but just not bringing it up ever again. You cannot NOT know what you know, yet if it is a negative, just put it behind you.

Forgiveness Attitude

ATTITUDE - Jesus taught that a little child displays the very ingredients of forgiveness, not haughty nor holding grudges, setting the example for adults in the Church to follow - Mt 18:1-6.

Form vs Power

FORM vs. POWER - 2Ti 3:5 - teaches us that "Form" is very influential and attracts the multitudes, however the POWER is much more in command  TRUTH-WISE than form, pomp, ceremony, protocol and activities. Without POWER the FORM will not function.

2Co 3:6 - The Letter vs. the Spirit.

Forms of Idolatry

De 18:9-12 - These are all an abomination unto the Lord, even in the O.T. and the N.T.

Then we should be careful about all these forms of idolatry.

Four Areas of Fools in the KJV

Four Areas of Fools in the KJV

There are FOUR areas of FOOLS taught in the K.J.T.
 
 FOOLS TO GOD – Ps 14:1; 53:1; Pr 10:8,18; 15:14; 1Co 1:18-20; 2:14; 3:19; Tit 3:3.

 FOOLS TO CHRIST - Lu 24:25; Ro 1:21-22 which is opposite to 1Co 3:18-20.

 FOOLS FOR CHRIST – 1Co 1:17-30; 3:18-19; 4:10 (1Co 4:9-14).

 FOOLS BY FALSE GOSPELS – TEMPTATIONS – Pr 12:15-16; 14:33; 15:5; 19:1-3..

 Now which category do you fall into? The only area which is correct is FOOLS FOR CHRIST, of which only a Remnant Few embrace correctly and stedfastly – Eph 2:8-10; Jude 1:3.

Four Areas of Teaching and Learning Proper Obedience

Four Areas of Teaching and Learning Proper Obedience

Holy Writ is for FOUR areas of teaching and learning proper Obedience to God’s Will. 2Ti 3:16. Clearly we notice 1st – DOCTRINE, then 2nd is for REPROOF for awareness of a specific error, whether, in context, wording, application, etc., then comes the 3rd - which is CORRECTION, since getting Off-course by a person, from the Doctrine, in order to “get back on-course,” and this 4th area is to reteach with INSTRUCTIONS in Righteousness, that is, only that which is precisely RIGHT. Then, 2Ti 3:17, it clearly eliminates these 4 steps, as needed “in order to” make a person a child of God, but as they are already a “man of God” which needs to be timely and gospelly perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Four Hells

Four Hells

FOUR (4) HELLS =
(1.) The Grave, Timely after Natural Life = Ps 16:10; Ac 2:31; 13:37; Isa 26:19-21.  
FOUR (4) HELLS =
(1.) The Grave, Timely after Natural Life = Ps 16:10; Ac 2:31; 13:37
(2.) Timely Hell in This Life Isa 26:19-21; Ec 12:7; Ge 3:19; Job 34:15 -Daily Judgments - 2Co 5:10.
(3.) There is a Place, without ending, for the Wicked Lost, Dead-alien Adamic Non-elect Sinner, which is clearly defined as - Hell, The Lake of Fire - Eternal Punishment, Continuous Burning, but not consumed; which is not just figurative, but very literal. It is not just a "condition" but a "PLACE."
4. Three Hours of Darkness on Calvary's Cross - Jesus suffered in those three hours the intensity of an Eternal Hell, in Body, Soul and Spirit. Mt 27:45-51.  Only His Body went to the Grave. 

Four Major Areas of the Written Word

Four Major Areas of the Written Word

The K.J.T. states that the Holy, Divinely, Inspired Written Word of God is for four major areas, namely = DOCTRINE, REPROOF, CORRECTION, INSTRUCTION in Righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect and completely furnished unto ALL good works – 2Ti 3:16-17. We are told not to add to or subtract from such – De 4:1-2; Pr 30:5-6; Re 22:18-19. What more do we need?

Four Stages of Growth in the Local Church

Four Stages of Growth in the Local Church

For each Local Church, there are FOUR Stages of growth.   Mr 4:26-32.    First, the SEED, and this seed is the SMALLEST of all seeds.   Second, the BLADE (trunk structure), then, Third, the EAR, (the bud, bloom), then, FOURTH – the FULL CORN in the ear.  The mysterious factor about all this, is that we KNOW NOT HOW this all happens, but it does.   From the smallest mustard seed it grows and becomes GREATER THAN all herbs (plants – other structures) and shoots out great branches, till the fowls of the air come and may lodge in the shadows (benefits) thereof.  Now read  Lu 12:32.

Four Universal World Empires

Four Universal World Empires

FOUR UNIVERSAL WORLD EMPIRES – are those of The Babylonian under King Nebuchadnezzar who had the MAN IMAGE DREAM.   He could not even remember the dream nor the interpretation thereof.  His magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, and the Chaldeans could not show the King the Dream nor its interpretation.  This was during the time-frame when all of Israel was in their Captivity.  Daniel was young and among them.  The King told these Caldeans that they would be destroyed if they could not tell him the dream and its interpretation, which included their houses which would be made into a dunghill.  They then told the King that there was an Israelite among them named DANIEL, that had the gift of telling him his dream and its meaning.  So, Daniel was summoned and he fulfilled the Kings demands.  The Dream of the King was of a MAN IMAGE with a head of gold, arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, Legs iron and feet of iron and clay.  These Daniel stated were that of the four Universal Empires -  He was the head, then the 2nd was the MEDO-PERSIANS under King Cyrus; the 3rd was Alexander the Great of the Grecian Empire and the 4th was the Roman Empire under the Caesars.   Study all of Da 2.   None more since.

Four Watches of the Night

Four Watches of the Night

FOUR WATCHES of the Night in the N.T. Church Age: 

Prophecy:  Ps 63:6;  The Gospel DAY starts at ==è

(Just guideline perimeters & not necessarily precise).       

1       Sundown to 9 P.M.     Zero to 500 AD        Evening

2      9 P.M to Midnight       500 to 1000 AD        MIDNIGHT

3rd        Midnight to 3 A.M.    1000 to 1500 AD       Cock Crowing

4th        3 A.M. to Dawn         1500 to 2000 AD        Morning.

The 2nd & 3rd Watches were known as the DARK AGES. Signs of the SEASON are known, but He IS COMING as in Heb 9:28.  WHEN?  Mt 24:36; Mr 13:33-34 – Ye know NOT the Time, so OCCUPY TILL  I  COME – Lu 19:12-13.

So, meanwhile, during the Church Age, we are instructed by Paul in – 1Th 5:1-8.  So be not be ASLEEP as others but watch and be sober.  Be not of the NIGHT, nor DARKNESS, but of the DAY and LIGHT.   This clearly teaches us to not only being Regenerated Children of God, but  that of GOSPEL and TIMELY Obedience.  Finally, let us be aware of the clear literal picture form in – Mr 6:45-50 – teaching us clearly of the PRINCIPLE of the End-Time Coming, in the 4th Watch of the Night, while in the Ship of Zion.  

Be alert to the deeper teachings as are taught in the “Four Watches in the Night.” They were mentioned indirectly in O.T. Times as to what, which, where, etc, but are clearly expressed in the N.T. as FOUR areas of your life. Read: Mr 13:31-37 for full context. Detailed Report available if requested.

WATCHES OF THE NIGHT (4)
Book #2
Opening Text: Heb 9:28 - 2nd Coming of Christ

Mt 24:36 - Day & Hour no one knows
Mr 13:35 Key Four Watches

Da 12:1-4 Prophecy of End Time (Three “At that Time”)
Wind Blows, Runt to & Fro – Knowledge Increases
( Mar nova) THE LORD COMETH

1Pe 1:9-12 - Receiving the END OF your Faith

1Th 5:3 As the Travail of a Woman
Joh 6:16-21 Immediately at Land
Mr 6:45-48 Fourth Watch of Night

Type: 1Co 10:11 End of World

Egypt: Iron Furnace – De 4:34; 1Ki 8:51
Destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah – Type – Ge 19:1-23
Two Angels as – No. of Witnesses

2Th 1:7-10 End Time
Lu 17:27-30 - Lot
Song 2:16-17 Until the day break, shadows flee away
2Pe 1:19 Until the day dawn – day star arise in your hearts
Re 22:16 – Jesus Christ Root & Off-Spring Bright & Morning Star
2Pe 3:10 The Day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night
1Th 5:4-7 – Brethren not Darkness but of Day; Not Night nor Dark

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WATCHES IN THE NIGHT (4)
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FOUR WATCHES: Ps 63:6
1st Sundown to 9 P.M. Zero to 500 AD Even
2nd 9 P.M to Midnight 500 to 1000 AD Midnight
3rd Midnight to 3 A.M. 1000 to 1500 AD Cock Crowing
4th 3 A.M. to Dawn 1500 to 2000 AD Morning

Mark 13:33-34-35 – Ye know NOT the Time
Lu 12:38; 2nd or 3rd Watch?

Day Light vs. Night Dark – Jesus is present then Absent
Joh 9:4-5
Joh 12:35-36
Ps 19:1 Sun
Mal 4:2 Sun

Apostles – Twilight
John dies 96AD

251-252 AD – Cornelius – Novatian, AD 325 – Constantine - AD 331
AD 500 Pope Gregory
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4th Watch 1500 to 2000 Day Dawn

1Th 5:1 – Times and Seasons
Mt 24:4-8 - Church Age Season
Mt 24:36 – But not of that Day & Hour
2Ti 3:1-5 Last Times

Lu 24:29-32 beginning & ending of Church Kingdom - Fig Tree
Parable of the Fig Tree – Mr 13:28-35

Da 12:1-4 Prophecy of End Time (Three “At that Time”)
Wind Blows, Run to & Fro – Knowledge Increases
( Mar nova) = THE LORD COMETH

Tit 2:11-13 - Looking for blessed Hope & Glorious Appearing

OCCUPY TILL I COME – Lu 19:12-13;

3 Watches - Old Testament
4 Watches New Testament

O.T. Morn. Watch – Ex 14:24
1Sa 11:11
Middle Watch – Jg 7:19
2Ki 11:6-7
2Ch 23:6
Ne 4:9
Ne 7:3
Job 7:12
Ps 90:4
Ps 141:3
Isa 62:6
Jer 6:16-17
Jer 51:12
Eze 33:1-7
Hab 2:1
N.T. 1st Watch
2nd or 3rd Watch – Lu 12:38
4th Watch – Mt 14:25 - Came Jesus
Mr 6:48 - Came Jesus
Mt 24:43
Mt 27:65-66
Mt 28:11
Lu 2:8

1Th 4:18 – Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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4th Watch 1500 to 2000 Day Dawn

1Th 5:1 – Times and Seasons
Mt 24:4-8 - Church Age Season
Mt 24:36 – But not of that Day & Hour
2Ti 3:1-5 Last Times

Lu 24:29-32 beginning & ending of Church Kingdom - Fig Tree
Parable of the Fig Tree – Mr 13:28-35

Da 12:1-4 Prophecy of End Time (Three “At that Time”)
Wind Blows, Run to & Fro – Knowledge Increases
( Mar nova) = THE LORD COMETH

Tit 2:11-13 - Looking for blessed Hope & Glorious Appearing

OCCUPY TILL I COME – Lu 19:12-13;

3 Watches - Old Testament
4 Watches New Testament

O.T. Morn. Watch – Ex 14:24
1Sa 11:11
Middle Watch – Jg 7:19
2Ki 11:6-7
2Ch 23:6
Ne 4:9
Ne 7:3
Job 7:12
Ps 90:4
Ps 141:3
Isa 62:6
Jer 6:16-17
Jer 51:12
Eze 33:1-7
Hab 2:1
N.T. 1st Watch
2nd or 3rd Watch – Lu 12:38
4th Watch – Mt 14:25 - Came Jesus
Mr 6:48 - Came Jesus
Mt 24:43
Mt 27:65-66
Mt 28:11
Lu 2:8

1Th 4:18 – Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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Segment 3 WATCHES OF THE NIGHT
2nd Watch Dark Ages 500 – 1000 AD Middle W.
3rd Watch Dark Ages 1000-1500 AD Middle W.
Ps 63:6 Both Night Watches
Ps 119:11 Word hid in mine heart

She/Church Rules the Night (Moon) - Ge 1:14-16

He/Day 9 to 3 P.M. Suffered
She/Night 9 to 3 P.M. Suffered

4th Watch Morning Watch - 1st Reformer – Martin Luther 1517 A.D.
1st PROTESTANT
1492 – New World – Columbus discovered America

Isa 24:20 –Earth shall Reel to & fro & not rise again
Jupiter Effect 1082

1468 Gutenberg – Printing Press
1611 AD K.J.T.
1904 ASV
1914 World War I
Just before breaking of Day, Day Star appears – Isa 14:12-15 Satan
1827 Campbell Project Invented
1832 Missionary Movement
False Morning Stars
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MARK OF THE BEAST –

Two Women: The True Church is Divinely Clothed: Re 12:1,4-6; The False Church is Humanly Clothed: Re 17:4-7; Further, now notice the

1. True - Mystery of Godliness: 1Ti 3:16;

2. False - Mystery of Iniquity: 2Th 2:7.

Further, Babylon (False Rome) always persecutes True Jerusalem – Ga 4:29.  Now identify the Flesh (Ge 4:8) vs. The Spirit.  Also, finally, learn the “Mark of the Beast” – Re 13.  Especially notice Verses 16-18 is also the Mark of a Man – 666.

Free Moral Agent

Free Moral Agent

The term “Free Moral Agent” is a total misnomer. There is no such thing as “free-agent,” moral or otherwise. “Free” eliminates being an “agent” of any kind, whatsoever. An “agent” obviously represents the “agency” of said agent, being subject thereunto.  So is man either, is an agent, or is free. Before Regeneration, man is free, but dead. After the New Birth, the human becomes a live Agent of God through Christ, under the direction of the Holy Spirit. His “agency” cannot decide any issue aside from the clear directing Rules of the Agency. Eph 1:6 – he hath made us accepted in the Beloved.

Free Will

Free-Will is a farce. Several Scriptures teach it is NOT OF him that WILLETH or RUNNETH - Ro 9:16; It is NOT OF the WILL of man or of the flesh, but only of God - Joh 1:13.

"Free Will" is a misnomer. Joh 1:13 - "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Humans have never had any choice or will in either their NATURAL or their SPIRITUAL births. Even your timely choices are within boundaries and defined perimeters.

Free-Will or Self-Will

Free-Will or Self-Will

FREE-WILL or SELF-WILL is the Arminian Cry to get Saved with Eternal Life and go to Heaven.  Yet the K.J.T. teaches the exact opposite.  It is NOT of him that WILLETH or RUNNETH - Ro 9:16; BEFORE Regeneration, the New Birth, the only WILL is a "WILL NOT" Ps 10:4. It is GOD'S WILL first, before you have any kind of SPIRITUAL WILL.  Many men decide to be PROFESSIONALS in many fields of endeavor, but being a GOD-CALLED Gospel Minister is not a PROFESSION but a POSSESSION.  Tit 1:7; 2Pe 2:10 - NO "self-will" whatsoever.

From Above

Heb 7:7 - "And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better." There is a PRINCIPLE involved herein beyond the context. All entities, phases, categories, aspects, stages and actions of life STARTS FROM ABOVE, condescending downward to the lowest element without exception.

From Free-Will Arminianism to Absolutism

From Free-Will Arminianism to Absolutism is going the full gamut of ONE EXTREME to the OTHER, leaving no room for the balance of TRUTH. No one can "rightly divide" the word of Truth in either extreme. Either extreme will require the ignoring and by-passing of many Scriptures in Holy Writ. 2Ti 2:15.

Full Truth

Full TRUTH is only observed correctly by the REMNANT, not the multitudes. Mt 11:25-26; 13:11; Ro 9:27; 11:5; 1Co 1:19; Isa 1:8-9; 10:20-22.

Fulness (Fullness)

Fulness (Fullness)

FULNESS is a valid Principle in the K.J.T.   FULNESS is commensurate to CAPACITY.  Eph 3:19 speaks of the FULNESS of GOD.  Eph 4:13 speaks of the FULNESS OF CHRIST.  These are equal in that there is no MEASURE for the GODHEAD beyond their essence of being such as Wisdom, Power, Truth, Justice, Mercy, Love, Holiness.  Eternally we are FULL IN God IN Christ, but TIMELY or GOSPELLY we are limited by our KNOWLEDGE.  We are to increase this fullness to its full capacity – 1Ti 4:13-16.   A car, truck, train, ship, etc. has a capacity but such is not always FULL.  So, let us GROW IN Grace, in KNOWLEDGE of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ – 2Pe 3:18.  Our GROWTH is measured by the GIFTS (plural) distributed  by grace according to the MEASURE of the GIFT OF CHRIST – Eph 4:7.   The Godhead does not GROW or INCREASE as such CAPACITY has always been FULL beyond measure, and your capacity is a GIFT from Him.   Measuring yourselves is not wise – 2Co 10:12.

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FULNESS does not mean partial or empty or off-course.  It does mean COMPLETE and PERFECT.  Where would we find such?  Read: Lu 2:40; Joh 1:14-18; Col 2:9-10.  Here is a list of Seven (7) aspects therein: 1.God made Christ Jesus Fulness. 2.Christ then made US all Fulness.  3. Christ even made us Gentiles Fulness.  4.  Christ made LOVE in Fulness.  5.  He even called Ministers into Fulness. 6. Herein He made the Gospel fullness.  7.  So, Christ is the LOVE OF GOD in Fulness – We must conclude ABCDFPPR as =  Anointed, Begotten, Completeness, Declared, Fulness, Perfect Person, Revealed.  Now Read: Ro 11:25; 15:29; 1Co 10:26; Ga 4:4; Eph 1:10,23; 3:19; 4:10-13; Col 1:17-19; 2:9-10;  Now close with Joh 14:6.  Finally, learn that we are NOT part of, and He is the Remainder, but “ONLY FULNESS” from start to finish.  The Holy Trinity never did anything partially or just “half-way.” 

Function of the Holy Spirit

Function of the Holy Spirit

Another proof text ref. the 2nd FUNCTION of the HOLY SPIRIT, that of TIMELY, or GOSPEL, or CULTIVATED delineation is found in Ro 8:26 – That of Prayer, which the H.S. intercedes for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Generation and Regeneration

Generation and Regeneration

GENERATION means to START INITIALLY RE-GENERATION means to START AGAIN, SECONDLY, So Adam, naturally was humanity's GENERATION - Ge 5:1 and this adtion, even in Adam's Fallen Nature is still going on. Yet, RE-GENERATION IN CHRIST happens only once, and it is NOT a PROCESS, but instantaneous, and lasts forever. So,the terms BIRTH is the same as Adam's Generationss, but the NEW BIRTH is the same as Christ's Regeneration.

The terms Regeneration, New Birth, Born-Again, are equal in quality and quantity - Tit 3:5; Joh 3:3-8; and 1Pe 1:23.

Two plus Two still equals FOUR, or 3 plus one is the SAME. Okay?

Getting Back On Course

Getting Back On Course

Solomon wrote – Pr 14:12; 16:25 – the same lesson = “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Analogy of Principle: There are 360 degrees in a Circle but only “one true” course. So we can start off-course, or even On Course, drift off-course, to varying degrees. Some of the many different so-called Christian Denominations vary from just a few degrees off-course, and many even 180 degrees in the wrong direction. If any of these “off-course” folks are only Off-Course just One Degree, or more, and realizing such, they can make a “correction” from whatever “cross-wind” caused the “drift.” and get back On-Course. This “drift” can be “doctrine, order, practice, duty and/or Discipline.” Now seriously read - Pr 14:12; 16:25. Notice the word in both texts – “seemeth.”

There are many WAYS to be wrong, but there is only ONE TRUE COURSE, which, when “Rightly Divided” keeps you ON course.  It is easier to be wrong, than right – MANY vs. ONE. Even if we get “off-course” because of many different “Cross-Winds” we can still make a “mid-course” correction and while striving to get back “on course” we can be thankful that we KNOW we are OFF-course.  Many are “off-course” and don’t even know it.  Mt 7:13-14; Ro 10:1-6

Gift-Giving

Gift-Giving

GIFT-GIVING is taught in the K.J.T. , but such is FIRST given by the Lord Jesus Christ as in  Eph 4:7-8 – known to be given unto us as “grace according to the MEASURE OF the GIFT of Christ.”  

Secondly, then He GIVES GIFTS unto men.   Eph 4:11-16 finally completes the sentence, listing the purposes of these GIFTS.   These verses should be studied, even memorized.    Also please notice these are GIFTS, but must be utilized for TIMELY Blessings and Benefits to Gospel Knowledge which stabilizes the Child of God from many errors, of being tossed to and fro by many winds of doctrine, which are designed to deceive intentionally.

Now, read about all the particular SPIRITUAL GIFTS given to the Church of Corinth – 1Co 12.   Especially notice Verse 4 – “Now there are diversities of GIFTS, but the SAME Spirit.”  Next study these diversities in the next several verses.   Again, this entire chapter is about these Spiritual Gifts.  Finally, read in 1Co 14:1 more about these Spiritual Gifts.   These Gifts are not for “getting Eternal Life,” but since the Born-again Church Member already has such, we learn clearly that these lessons are for our TIMELY and GOSPEL Blessings.  So, covet earnestly these best gifts, and yet, there is a more excellent way – 1Co 12:31.

Gifts

Gifts

GIFTS (plural) are given to those whom the Godhead directs. Notice: Eph 4:7-8 – “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts (plural) unto men.”

In the next few verses he lists by names, several of the different gifts. See: Ro 12:3-8. Especially Ro 12:6. Now also consider the contextual varieties numerically in a Timely Gospel/Church Capacity – Mt 25:14-30.

 These talents are gifts and are to be employed as God gave them, but some have mis-applied their gifts. All God-given gifts are expressly and clearly designed for the Gospel Church/Kingdom on Earth. 1Ti 4:14 and we are to even covet these best timely gifts – 1Co 12:31; Jas 1:17. Yet, please know there is ONE particular gift given by the Lord, which is ETERNAL – Ro 6:23; Eph 2:8.

Gifts From Above

Gifts From Above

GIFTS from above – Eph 4:7-11 are in the Plural.  V-11 tells us that SOME have one, SOME have another;  SOME have still a 3rd; SOME also have a 4th.  Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors & Teachers.  I have known SOME WITH more than just ONE of the above.  Mt 25:14-15 Jesus tells of gifts or talents, from one to five.  What does “several ability” mean?  So God does CALL (Heb 5:4) giving zeal, desire, motivation, impression, unction and stirring, but does NOT Study for you – 2Ti 2:15

Giving

Giving

GIVING in the O.T. is known by the Hebrew Word "TITHE" meaning ONE-TENTH (10 %).

Global Warming?

God's Word ref. GLOBAL-WARMING - Ge 8:22 - "While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night SHALL NOT CEASE."  If GW is really so, then some of these items above will cease.

Glory Train

Glory Train

The GLORY OF GOD is not just one “box-car” but a GLORY TRAIN all moving together in harmony and unity.   Consider 1Co 2:1-5; 1Ch 29:11-13; Isa 6:1-2; King Uzziah of Judah reigned 50 years, then we find the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his TRAIN filled the Temple.  Now read 1Ki 8:10-11 in historical type, then Joh 17:4-5 as this is the GLORY in the N.T. Church, wherein also we will see “Previews of Coming Attractions” - in Ro 8:18;  Then presently we see His Glory in Joh 1:14; 2Co 4:6; Heb 2:9.

At the END-TIME we now learn even TIMELY in Mt 25:31 that Jesus’ 2 Coming will be as He is “sitting upon the throne of His Glory,” and all nations shall be gathered before Him.  So from His birth - Lu 2:14 to the END-TIME, during the N.T. GOSPEL CHURCH AGE  is full of His GLORY TRAIN.  Now read in closing – Jer 9:23-24.

Go And Sin No More

The lesson in Joh 8:1-11 is CONTEXTUALLY dealing with a women caught in the midst of adultery, and then forgiven, but told to GO AND SIN NO MORE. You cannot STOP sinning such sins while you are STILL LIVING IN THE MIDST OF SUCH.

God Changes Not

The lesson in Joh 8:1-11 is CONTEXTUALLY dealing with a women caught in the midst of adultery, and then forgiven, but told to GO AND SIN NO MORE. You cannot STOP sinning such sins while you are STILL LIVING IN THE MIDST OF SUCH.

God Does Not Change

God does NOT CHANGE - Mal 3:6; De 32:4; Heb 13:8; Jesus Christ is GOD also – Joh 10:30; Therefore, according to CURRENT technology, science, and the so-called movement forward of the “cutting edge,” that of our morals, value-system, knowledge-levels, economy, social, political, athletic, entertainment, sports and behaviors are ever increasing for the better (?); therefore, it is GOD being OUT-OF-DATE-OLD, ARCHAIC, SLOW, STRANGE, STODGY, MEDIEVAL; ANCIENT, BEHIND TIMES and CLOSED-MINDED? If so, then is Mathematics, such as 2 plus 2, and no longer just equals 4? The true answer to all this false evaluating is found in the K.J.T. Ge 8:22; Ec 3:15, so we are the creation and He is the creator – Ro 1:25. We are the ones who have changed God and All His workmanship into a lie. We are the ones who are “drifting” and are unstable.

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God First Works

Php 2:12-13 - Php 2:13 teaches us that the FIRST Action is that of God WORKING IN YOU, before the person CAN WORK. One of those factors that God Works in you FIRST, is innate, intrinsic inward FAITH from which is the effect and result of INWARD belief.  Ro 10:10 - before the mouth can confess.

God Has The Ultimate in 7 Divine Maximums

God Has The Ultimate in 7 Divine Maximums

God has the ultimate in Wisdom, Power, Truth, Justice, Mercy, Love, Holiness, 7 divine maximums, and therein we find His Wisdom also embraces His Omniscience - All-knowing, even the negatives caused by Adamic failures. Example: Ex 9:16 – God speaking to the Egyptian King Pharaoh – “And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.”

Paul, centuries later, wrote, for context, start reading in – Ro 9:11-16, then the climax is declared in Ro 9:17 – “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.”

Conclusion: God can even take a great worldly negative power and cause it to magnify Himself.

God Hiding Things From Us

Why would God HIDE ANYTHING from us? Because our finite frames could not handle it. De 29:29; Ps 25:14; Joh 16:12; 1Co 2:7

God Is A Jealous God

God Is A Jealous God

God is a jealous God - Ex 20:5; However this is a SPIRITUAL Jealousy and not CARNAL. Now read: 2Co 11; 2.

God Performs Work He Has Begun

God never looses track of the IDENTITY of each and every BODY from before the foundation of the world in Covenant, Legally, Vitally, Natural Death even unto the END TIME - 2nd Coming Resurrection of the body, though such started in Fallen Adam's Mortality but Raised in Immortality. Ro 8:23; 1Co 15:49-54; Php 3:21; 1Jo 3:2.

God The Cause of All Things?

If "ALL THINGS" of Ro 8:28 includes ALL actions good and bad and God CAUSES them all, then here are SOME THINGS God causes that OUGHT NOT SO TO BE. Jas 3:10.

Godhead

Godhead

The GODHEAD is addressed many times as HE, HE, HE, and never the Gospel as “He.”  Joh 16:8-15 – these verses are all contextually referring to the COMFORTER-Holy Ghost as “HE,” which is another area of TIMELY Godly Activity embracing the Holy Spirit, as a Cultivator and not in its Creative role.

Godly Edification

I have a position on many issues in the K.J.T., and I believe I'm right, yet, I do not preach them in the pulpit, because I do not think they EDIFY. It it don't edify, why preach it?

God's Communication System

God's Communication System

God’s COMMUNICATION System is found in TWO categories which must be in THIS order, since LIFE must always precede ACTION =  1.  IN THE HEART (Soul) by the Holy Spirit to ALL of His Family – Joh 3:3-5; 5:25; 6:63.  A TYPE of the New Birth-REGENERATION is  historically  found in the Crossing of the Rea Sea by ALL 12 Tribes of Israel.     2.  IN THE EAR by the GOSPEL, but only to a REMNANT Few.  This is a clear TYPE of CONVERSION by the historical crossing of the Jordan River, but not by ALL 12 tribes.   Now for more K.J.T. Verses on the GOSPEL Communication System which is implemented by Preaching the WORD of FAITH – Ro 10:8.   Now for more study, read in Mt 11:25-26; 13:58; Mr 6:5; Lu 24:25-27,32,44-45.  Finally read – Mt 13:13-14; Isa 6:9-10,  then the mechanics of the True Gospel found in 1Th 1:5.   OUR Part in this equation is found in Mt 5:37; 1Co 14:19; Ga 6:6; Eph 4:29; 1Ti 6:18; Phm 1:6; Heb 13:16

God's Eye

The Lord's eye is ALWAYS upon His ONE and ONLY TRUE Church Kingdom on this Earth as is historically typed in De 11:10-12; Song 6:9. This is so, whether in the Assembly or just during the week.

God's First Visible Actions

God's First Visible Actions

God’s first visible actions was recorded in Ge 1:2-3; This action was taken by the GODHEAD – Heb 1:1-3; 11:3.  Then in Joh 1:1-5  we find that this Light was Jesus IN ACTION, so I declare that LIGHT Itself is a TRINITY, even Scientifically. Observe – the ACTENTIC – Ultra-Violet Rays neither SEEN nor FELT; the LUMINEFOROUS both SEEN and FELT; then the TELERIFIC Infrared NOT seen but FELT. Can you not detect the Father, the Son & and the Holy Spirit, the very voice of the Son?  Now read Joh 5:25; 6:63; 8:12; 9:5.

God's Moral Law?

The Law of sin and death was NOT God's moral law that was given to Moses; nor was it the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. When RIGHTLY DIVIDED there are EIGHT different Laws set forth (in) the K.J.T.

God's Omniscience, Foreknowledge, Predestination

God's Omniscience, Foreknowledge, Predestination

God's ALL-KNOWING Omniscience embraces all events, times, places, things; however His FOREKNOWLEDGE only embraces His People, an innumerable host.  His PREDESTINATION (Pre-determines final destiny) and also only embraces His People - Ro 8:29-30.

God's Plan?

God's Plan?

What is and IS NOT in the K.J.T.  The man-made word “PLAN” is NOT in the K.J.T.  whatsoever.   The Godhead only functions by PURPOSE, not plans.   Isa 46:9-11; Eph 1:4-11;   In fact, The Lord has never functioned beyond these FOUR entities – 1.  CHOICES,  2.  WILL,  3.  PLEASURE,  4.  PURPOSES.    We can find His Choices in many contexts such as, even TIMELY, the PLACE where He chose to put His NAME -  De 12:5,11,14,18,21; 14:23-25; 15:20; 16:2,6-7,11,15-16; 17:8; 18:6; 26:2; 31:11; Jos 9:27; 1Ki 8:29; 2Ch 7:12.   Then TIMELY His “WILL” is also in many different contexts, and so is “PLEASURE.”

Briefly, notice again – Isa 46:9-11  in which are THREE of the FOUR, and in Eph 1:4-11 are ALL FOUR.   Finally,  we observe “PLEASED”  in Ps 115:3.  So  which ever one is present, the other three are in harmony.  

God's Power

The POWER OF GOD is far beyond our finite imaginations, yet He will not do all He could do, since, His Will, Purpose, Pleasure and Choice limits Himself to these four factors. Eph 1:4-11.

God's Providence

God's Providence is continuously scattered throughout Holy Writ. Such is clearly illustrated in the scenario of Abraham's servant going on the assignment to find a Bride for Isaac - Ge 24:27 - "And being IN THE WAY, The Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren."  Being IN THE WAY is still needed today in the N.T. Church for proper Discipleship. Joh 14:6.

God's Secret Will

God's Secret Will

God has no secret will, however the GODHEAD knows much more than He will ever tell us here on earth.  Read – Joh 20:25. Yet, He does tell us all just how much He does desire us to know as is found in the K.J.T.

God's Voice and God's Power

God's Voice and God's Power

God’s VOICE and God’s POWER is reflected clearly in the THUNDER and LIGHTNING.  Notice the various contexts as per = THUNDER – Job 37:4-5; 40:9; Ps 18:13; 29:3-9; 46:2-3; 77:18; 104:7,32; Re 4:5; 8:5; 11:19; 14:2; then LIGHTNING – Job 28:26; 37:3; 38:25,35; Ps 77:18; 97:4; 114:1-7; 135:7; Mt 24:27; 28:3; Lu 10:18; 17:24; Re 4:5; 8:5; 11:19 and Re 16:18.   There is no doubt as to the teachings in these verses, that Thunder and Lightning are the Voice and Power of the Godhead.God's Voice and God's Power

Gone and Together

GONE and TOGETHER are connected in the context of Ro 3:12. Gone does not mean "going" and "together" means it all happened AT ONCE - Ge 2:15-17; 3:6.

Good and Pleasant

Good and Pleasant

Ps 133:1 lists four different categories – How Good & Pleasant, as some things are Good, but not Pleasant.  Some things are Pleasant, but not Good; but Brethren dwelling together in Unity is BOTH GOOD and PLEASANT. 

Good Communications

Good Communications

How important are GOOD COMMUNICATIONS, and how necessary?  Communications are very elusive, difficult and almost impossible, no matter what subject matter is at hand. The K.J.T. states that such is a SACRIFICE, but required to please God – Heb 13:16;   Are you WILLING - 1Ti 6:18?   Will you TRY?  “Well,  I just thought you MEANT such and such.”    Ga 6:6 “Let him that is TAUGHT IN  THE WORD communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.”   Paul is herein teaching that even the teacher needs to be properly, correctly and honestly communicated with concerning the TRUTH and  even such “rightly divided” -   2Ti 2:15. Ga 2:2  is that of “Preaching.”  Yet,  Php 4:14-15 –  goes beyond the verbal, to that of “actions.”   1Co 15:33 clearly teaches there is also that of EVIL, CORRUPT and FILTHY communications as also in – Eph 4:29; Col 3:8.  So such  should always be only that of FAITH,  In The Spirit and not of the flesh –  Phm 1:6.      Lastly,  Jesus teaches to not  be “wishy-washy” – Mt 5:37.  

GOOD COMMUNICATIONS are a SACRIFICE and are well-pleasing to God – Heb 13:16;  Experience has certainly taught me that such are sacrifices. Also such communications are advised further in 1Ti 6:18 as being READY To communicate. Lastly, Paul further teaches us that are “taught in the word to communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.”   That is, teaching the teacher.

Good in Man?

Good in Man?

There is NOT one single tiny spark of good in mortal man in his fallen Adamic Nature;  NOT ONE SPARK, before the New Birth. Solomon write in – Ec 7:20 – “There is not a just man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not.” Ro 7:18 – also.

So, the Preached Gospel cannot cause a burning flame where there is NO SPARK.

Gospel - Offensive Only or also Defensive?

Is the Preached Gospel to be OFFENSIVE only or also DEFENSIVE? Paul states in - Php 1:7,17 - that he was "set for the DEFENCE OF the gospel." So it is BOTH, as each occasion warrants.

Gospel Error

Gospel Error

The clear cause of gospel error is defined most objectively in two texts in the K.J.T. Isa 9:16 – “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led by them are destroyed.” Jer 50:6 – “My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.” My comments now are to further observe and emphasize this premise. It is the leaders causing the major problem, by mis-teaching them. This is not just an error of ignorance, but of intention, as they are teaching exactly what they were taught in their theology schools, according to an agenda of not “rightly dividing” the two salvations, The truth is, the Eternal is completed in the shed blood offering of Jesus Christ to His Father – Eph 5:2; Heb 9:14; You will notice that both these texts clearly state that this blood offering was not to man, but only to God, for man. Then only a few (remnant), Timely and Gospelly finds this truth in the True Church of Jesus Christ - Mt 7:13-14. So the multitude remains in ignorance of truth, and do not see and learn of the true resting place in the truth church. That is the great difference between the Mountain, and many lower hills.

Gospel's Two Dimensions

Gospel's Two Dimensions
THE GOSPEL
has two dimensions, each being as valid as the other.  Paul states the DEFENSE of, and the CONFIRMATION of the Gospel in - Php 1:7,17.   So both are necessary for full disclosure.    We must DECLARE, then be ready to DEFEND, but in the Spirit.  1Pe 3:15tells us to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a REASON of the hope that is in you,” but NOT with a TWO-BY-FOUR.  How then?   “with meekness and fear.”   This fear is not slavish - carnal, but with Godly Reverence.  Further, the REASON is found ONLY in the K.J.T.  Moreover, we now can clearly understand the true meaning of “EARNESTLY CONTENDING for the faith which was once delivered to the saints” – Jude 1:3.  Contending is just another word for CONFIRMING.

The TRUE GOSPEL cannot be compromised, but PROCLAIMED.   Study the WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD – Eph 6:11-20.   Herein you will notice there is ONE OFFENSIVE instrument – THE SWORD  OF the SPIRIT, which is the WORD OF GOD.”  This is the  K.J.T.   All the other parts are DEFENSIVE.

Grace and Love in Action

Grace and Love in Action

One of the most noble illustrations of GRACE & LOVE IN ACTION is found in – Es 5:1-3 – The King saw her standing in the court. She obtained favour in his sight.  He then HELD OUT THE GOLDEN SCEPTRE to her, and she touched it.  He then told her he would grant whatever she requested and it shall be given thee. Now what would be YOUR request, if you were the queen? Now read the rest of the chapter.  A Sceptre is a STAFF OF AUTHORITY from a Sovereign Power. 

Grace and Works

Grace and Works

John Doe is a Christian Believer and a Baseball Player.   The Dictionary defines “WORK” as the exercise of the BODY or MIND or BOTH, so BELIEVING is a WORK of the Mind, and Baseball is that of BOTH the body and mind.   Yet, we find – Paul teaches  that WORKS and GRACE does not mix in Ro 11:6.   Still, Jas 2:17 states that FAITH is dead without WORKS.   Rightly Dividing is needed.   We must needs decree that FAITH, being a FRUIT of the SPIRIT – Ga 5:23  is FIRST, showing the NEW BIRTH,  as LIFE precedes ACTIONS,  but to manifest this LIFE, we must WORK.   We work because of LIFE, not in order to get life.   You cannot acquire LIFE by mixing work and life (grace) together, but FAITH WORKING, is the mirror showing the preceding LIFE.    Notice these two factors in the proper order in – Eph 2:8-10.   BELIEVING is the result and not the cause.

Grace and Works Mix?

Grace and Works Mix?

Totally mixed – 180 degrees wrong.  This is as wrong as can be. WOE to such ignorance, yet such is chronicled in the K.J.T.  Notice – Job 10:22; Isa 5:20-22.   There are professors boasting of being wise and are fools in – Ro 1:21-22; 10:1-3. This is deemed as IGNORANCE.  Many times Paul has warned of such in Ac 17:23,30; Ro 1:13; 11:25; 1Co 10:1; 12:1; 14:38; 2Co 1:8; Eph 4:18; 1Th 4:13;  Then Peter states in 1Pe 1:14; 2:15; 2Pe 3:5,8, which is foolishness.  Now back to Job 10:22 & Isa 5:20-22 – Calling DARKNESS light and LIGHT darkness and GOOD as EVIL  and evil as GOOD, is totally inexcusable to the extreme.  Can you eat a lemon and call it sugar?   Do not MIX Works with Grace.  

Grace, Faith, Salvation

Grace, Faith, Salvation

GRACE THROUGH FAITH
SEGMENT ONE -

Eph 2:8-10.

I have observed that some of the ministers write about current events and timely happenings. Some write about civic, social, local, economic and even political issues. However, I feel impressed to write about a wonderful biblical subject, hoping it finds a comfortable place in your hearts and brings knowledge and understanding.

GRACE = Unmerited favor bestowed upon an undeserving recipient, through love and mercy!

The unmerited love and favor, as God's FREE GIFT, freely bestowed abundantly upon an undeserving recipient, MAN, by God, through The Holy Spirit. GRACE is God's clemency, adorning mercy, goodness and love toward His People. Sovereign Grace is from a Sovereign God!

It is interesting to note a major difference between God’s Grace vs. His Mercy. You see, Grace gives us that wonderful gift of Eternal Life, which we do not deserve. And His Mercy keeps us from getting that which we do deserve, which would be clearly in the negative.

The Apostle states, concerning himself, in – 1Co 15:10 – “But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” Seems that Paul was declaring that “Grace Worked For Him,” while, at first in his life, he was working against Grace.

SEGMENT TWO, next

GRACE, FAITH, SALVATION
SEGMENT TWO

Later in his ministry, Paul declares to the Church at Ephesus – Eph 2:8-9 – “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.” This verse has three entities – Grace, Salvation and Faith, with two neutral pronouns – “That” and “It” and both have as their antecedent primarily – Salvation. “That” and “It” are in the singular. The “salvation” is accomplished BY and THROUGH two Nouns.

Next, all these three are not OF works; not BY works; not ACCORDING to works by man,who is just the passive recipient. However we have already learned that Grace (Christ Himself – Col 1:27) does the Work in man for man.

Interesting?
Read: Eph 2:8; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5;

SEGMENT THREE, Next

 SEGMENT THREE
FAITH =
Heb 11:1 – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” So now we know that Faith is an invisible substance, and its evidence is not seen.. Ga 5:23 – tells us that Faith is just one of nine elements of the Fruit of the Spirit. So, then, first, Faith is on a Spiritual Tree and the production bears this element of such fruit, but this element of fruit is not of ourselves. Grace intervenes and works it in us. If we could work the grace then we could boast, but the text says, since Grace and Faith works Salvation, and such is not of man, but for man, so no man can boast. Grace and Faith are both free gifts and results in the gift of Salvation.” Now someone will say, “well, the Scriptures teach us to “walk BY faith.” That is correct; however, you CANNOT walk BY something until you possess such; and FAITH IS THROUGH GRACE, and not YOUR decision - (works). LIFE always precedes ACTIONS, both naturally and spiritually. Eph 2:10 teaches clearly that we are CREATED (born-again) IN Him, before we are assigned to WALK obediently in good works therein. Until you are “born-again” you have NOT faith – 2Th 3:2. So, Eph 2:10 clearly states we are HIS workmanship.”

SEGMENT FOUR, Next
Compiled by: Hulan HFB

SEGMENT FOUR

So, finally, Paul declares in – Ro 3:25 – that God set forth Jesus Christ as a justification through God’s faith in his blood. This Faith is God’s Trust and Confidence in His Son’s Obedience to execute the Father’s Will by dying on Calvary’s Cross for the remission of sins and redemption. Only by His blood was this completed. So. Grace, Mercy, Faith and Salvation are all free gifts, and no works by man are required. However, there is a “Present Timely” aspect of faith found in–Ro 10:17– “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Yes, we must preach the Word of Faith to those who have already been saved by God’s Faith. Paul calls this aspect, concerning the context of the Gospel as “faith to faith.” Ro 1:17. I cannot call you on the phone, unless YOU ALSO have a phone.

Concluded.

Grieving The Holy Spirit

Eph 4:30 - Born Again Church Members can and do from time to Time GRIEVE the Holy Spirit of God, yet that does not UNSEAL their SEALED position in Christ even unto the day of redemption.

Hard To Understand?

Ro 11:34 - "For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?" It has been said by some that God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word is hard to understand, so why did He write it thusly?

Has the Half Been Told?

Has the Half Been Told?

Has the HALF BEEN TOLD?  So far as the Written Word of God – K.J.T. – is concerned it contains ALL the TRUTH in Doctrine, Order, Practice, Duty and Discipline; however, no one person KNOWS IT ALL, yet the AGGREGATE of ALL the Ministry, even the Apostles together have told it all.  There is one text that illustrates this delicate fine-point in – 1Ki 10:7 – when the Queen of Sheba came to see Solomon’s Temple, she doubted.  After she had visited with him and personally observed his wisdom, her haughty spirit was gone, and humbly she confessed – “THE HALF WAS NOT TOLD ME.”  That describes all of us and our plight. 

Have We Learned Enough?

Paul teaches that he LEARNED that in whatsoever state I am, to therewith be CONTENT - Php 4:11. Are we discontented?  Then we have not yet LEARNED ENOUGH, for Paul told Timothy -  1Ti 6:6.

Head Stone

HEAD STONE

Ps 118:22-24; Jesus Christ was rejected, but was being even prophesied from the O.T., yet the CONTEXT of Verse 24 – “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Every day is the day the Lord made, but the CONTEXT
herein is the DAY OF JESUS CHRIST.

Healing

Healing

The Great Physician, in His initial actions in His Ministry, besides just preaching His own Divine Gospel, He also did healings of all manner of sickness and diseases among the people.  All sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were lunatic, and even palsy, He healed them – Mt 4:23-24.

We cannot do such to the same level of Him, but the Great Physician, the Lord Jesus Christ, can and still does all such, but we have to call on He BY PRAYER, and if it be His WILL, such will be accomplished, timely and gospelly.

Hearing Ears

Let him that hath an ear hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches?  Re 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22; Mt 11:15; 13:9.

So, the Gospel is preached to HEARING EARS, and NOT to dead (spiritual) ears - Ac 7:51,57.

Heart

Heart

HEART is employed in the K.J.T. many times, but is always referring to the SOUL, and not the material, physical “blood-pump.” Many poems, songs, and sayings embrace the word “heart,” but the SOUL is the true object. Ro 10:10. So it is the literal Mouth that functions AFTER the SOUL directs.

CORRECTING MYSELF - the HEART is employed in the K.J.T. many times, but is mostly (not always) referring to the SOUL. The word "always" has probably caused more damage, through the centuries to millions, than any other word. Context usually requires a microscope for exactness.

Heart, The

Heart, The

The HEART is mentioned many times in the K.J.T. both EVIL and GOOD –Ps 57:7 and Ps 108:1 as a FIXED Heart in the Positive.  De 6:4-6 - teaching the HEART and SOUL are in positive harmony.; De 30:4-6 again confirms this positive.  This is the work and function of God, putting His Word in the heart and mouth – De 30:14, and not man.   Then Solomon writes in - Pr 16:1 – The Heart in man is prepared by the Lord, so the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.  Pr 16:9 =therefore the Lord directs man’s steps.   Jer 31:31-34; Eze 11:19; 36:26;  Now Jer 17:9-10 gives the condition of man’s heart BEFORE the Lord does His positive work.  Ho 10:1 - speaks of the DIVIDED heart, giving negatives.

Jesus knows your heart’s thoughts–Mt 9:4. As positives – Lu 8:15Ro 10:8-10;  He also knows the negatives – Mt 15-20; Mr 7:20-23; Ac 8:21-22Heb 3:8; 4:12, then a closing positive – Heb 8:10.

Heathen Idols

Heathen Idols

Generally speaking the word "heathen" carries with it in definition that of "strange, uncivilized religions or customs, unconverted peoples or nations, and do not acknowledge God or The Bible.  So we find in the K.J.T. such folks offered their children to IDOL gods - 2Ki 3:27; 16:3; 17:17,31; 21:6; 23:10; Mic 6:7. This is ignorance gone to seed.  Paul taught for us to flee from IDOLS - 1Co 10:14; even covetousness is idolatry - Eph 5:5; and John wrote - 1Jo 5:21 to keep yourselves from IDOLS.

Heavens

SEGMENT ONE
Opening Text:      Ne 9:6   Heaven of Heavens VW7 #11/29 (3rd)
                   Job 9:8          
                   Job 22:12-14
                   Ps 8:3
                   Ps 19:1
                   Ps 68:33
                   Ps 115:16
                   Ps 148:4-5
                   Isa 34:4
                   Isa 42:5
                   Isa 45:12            
These texts teaches the MULTIPLICITY of Heavens...
 
There are THREE (3) Major CATEGORIES of Heavens, and there are
SEVEN (7) STAGES of "Rightly Dividing"...
 
CATEGORY #1.  SPIRITUAL - IN YOUR HEART - ALL ELECT
              1. Covenant - Eternal
                        2Sa 23:5
                        Ps 89:34
              2. Legal - The Cross
                        Lu 23:43
                        Ga 4:4-5
              3. Vital - New Birth
                        Lu 17:20-21
                        Ga 4:6
                        Col 1:13
              4. Glorified - Literal/Actual - Redeemed
                        Equal to Heaven #3
                        Mt 25:31-34
                        Joh 5:28
                        Ro 8:23
                        1Th 4:13-17


SEGMENT TWO                          
CAT.     #2.  CHURCH ON EARTH - Visible, Militant, Organized,
              Organic, Timely - Very Elect
                  
              Ex 33:20        Now, only His Back-parts
              Nu 13:23          Fruit from Canaan's Land - Type
              Nu 24:17          I shall see Him, but not Now
              Job 19:26-27        Yet in my flesh
              Isa 2:2-3
              Isa 33:20-24    
              Eze 47:1-2        Waters to swim in
              Eze 48:25-29      Type of #3
     Da 2:44           Prophecy of
    Mic 4:1-2
 
              Mt 3:1 through Mt 25:30  "Church Heaven" - as
                        Kingdom of Heaven is declared over & over,
                        as a thread woven through the fabric...
              Mt 4:17 Jesus Preaches Kingdom of Heaven (Gospel)
              Mt 7:13-14       Strait Gate
              Mt 11:25-26      Hid from Wise & Prudent
    Mt 13:1-52     Parables
              Lu 12:32          Little Flock
              Lu 16:16          Pressing into
              1Co 13:12      Now - Glass darkly
              1Th 2:12     #2 seeking #3
              2Th 2:13-15  By Covenant into #1 then #3
              2Ti 2:10       All of #1 may obtain #2 with #3
              Heb 13:10          Altar
              Heb 13:14          In #2 seeking #3
              Heb 12:22-24,28   Pointing to #3
              1Pe 1:3-5     Pointing #2 to #3
              2Pe 1:11      #2 entrance into #3
              2Pe 3:13      #2 looking for #3
              1Jo 3:2        Doth not yet appear
              Re 5:9            #2 looking for #3
              Re 21:10-16,27   Pointing #2 to #3
              Re 22:1-5          Pointing to #3

SEGMENT THREE     HEAVENS            
CAT.     #3.  HEAVEN IMMORTAL GLORY – Eternal, Mystical, Triumphant,
    Holy, beautifully, orderly arranged, decorated, adorned,
              embellished to the ultimate micro, no spot or blemish.
              1. God's Dwelling Place - Physical – Real & Tangible
                  Ge 1:1
                  De 26:15
                  2Ki 2:11      Elijah went up into
                  2Ch 30:27
                  Job 22:12-14
                  Ps 11:4
                  Ps 19:1
                  Ps 33:6,9,13
    Ps 50:6
    Ps 68:33
    Ps 97:6
    Ps 102:19
    Ps 103:19
    Ps 113:4-5
    Ps 115:16
    Ps 123:1
    Ps 148:4-6
                  Ec 5:2
                  Isa 45:12
                  Isa 63:15
                  Jer 31:37
                  La 3:41,50
                  Eze 1:1
                  Da 4:35
                  Da 12:4,9,13
                  Zec 2:13                       
                  Mt 5:34,45
                  Mt 6:9
                  Mt 10:32-33
                  Mt 11:25
                  Mt 12:50
                  Mt 16:17
                  Mt 18:10,14
                  Mr 11:25-26
                  Mr 16:19
                  Ac 7:49           God's Throne
                  Ac 7:55           Stephen looked up into
                  Ro 1:18
                  2Co 12:1-4
                  Eph 4:8
                  2Th 1:7
                  Heb 1:7
                  Re 5:1
                  Re 10:4 
                  Re 21
   HEAVENS -  SEGMENT 4, Next,    Hulan Bass

Begin Segment 4    HEAVENS

              O.T. Examples:

                  Ge 5:22-24        Enoch

                      Heb 11:5      Enoch

2Ki 2:11      Elijah

                  Job 19:26-27        Job

                  Da 12:4           Daniel

             N.T. Lu 23:43          Thief

                  Ac 7:55           Stephen

                  2Co 12:1-4     Paul

                  Re 10:4           John

               2. Condition - Spiritual

                  Eph 1:14           Of #2

                  Col 1:5-6,12

                  Col 3:4

                  2Ti 2:10                 

              3. Future Dwelling Place of All Elect

                 of All Righteous Heart Believers

                  Ne 9:6            Heaven of (Ps 68:33)

                  Mt 3:12          Garner

                  Lu 23:43          Today - Paradise

                  Joh 14:2           Many Mansions

                  2Co 5:1

                  2Co 12:2-4

                  Col 1:5-6,12

                  1Th 4:13-17

                  Heb 4:9

                  Heb 7:26

                  Heb 10:34

                  Heb 11:10,16    

                  Heb 13:14

                  1Pe 1:3-5

                  2Pe 3:13      New Heavens

                  Re 14:13

                  Re 21:16          City Foursquare

                  Re 21      Golden City

              4. Wicked, Non-Elect are Excluded

                  Ga 5:19-21

                  Eph 5:5

                  Re 21:8

                  Re 22:15

              5. Creation of – Physical, Material, Substance Heaven

                  Ge 1:1

                  Ne 9:6

                  Job 9:8

                  Ps 8:3

                  Ps 33:6,9

                  Ps 148:4-6

                  Isa 37:16

                  Isa 42:5

                  Isa 45:12

                  Jer 10:12

                  Jer 51:15            

                  Ac 4:24

                  Ac 14:15

                  Col 1:16

                  Heb 1:2,10

                  Heb 7:26

                  Heb 11:3

                  Re 4:11

                  Re 10:6

                  Re 14:7

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              6. Destruction of Physical Heavens

                  Job 14:12

                  Ps 102:25-26

                  Isa 26:19-21

                  Isa 34:4                        

                  Mt 5:18

                  Mt 24:35

                  Mr 13:31

                  Heb 1:10-12

                  2Pe 3:10-12

                  Re 6:12-14

                  Re 21:1-4

              Note: Study Zondervan's Topical Bible - Pg. 424

              7. New Heavens  -  See: 3rd Heaven Analysis (HFB)

                  Isa 65:17-19

                  Isa 66:22

              Note: Study Zondervan's Topical Bible - Pgs. 424-425

                  2Pe 3:13

                  Re 12:7-9

                  Re 21:1-4,10,16                          

Segment 5, Next -

Segment 5 – HEAVENS

A VIEW OF - -

          A Glorious Sunset after the Storms of Life have ended, looking back upon the plains strewn with the wreckage of the Past...

          Three of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, representing WAR (Red); FAMINE (Black); PALE Pestilence - Death - Disease); are slain...

          Debris of spiritual earthquakes and moral tornadoes cover the land of godless empires and worldly Babylons, lie in ruin...

         The Anti or Hellish Trinity:

              DRAGON (Great Red)

              BEAST  (1st)

              FALSE  (Theria, Therion, Deadly Monster) are now cast into the Lake of Fire and tormented forever and ever - Re 12:9; 19:20; 21:10...

              The Battle of Armageddon is over and won by Jesus Christ, The Divine Son of The Living God...

              The Final Judgment Day is past...

              John, looks from THIS VIEW from the Mountain Top of Spiritual Vision and sees - Re 21:10...

              The Dragon Slain - Re 12:7-9 - The Lamb of God is everywhere Triumphant, From Genesis to Revelation - From A to Z - Alpha

              and Omega, The First and Last Jesus Christ is transcendent and preeminent!

                  

              The fourth Horseman (White) JESUS CHRIST is riding victoriously - Re 19:11-16 - and wearing His Crown - KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS!

   Amplify:   Re 21:16     Furlongs  - Mystical Measurements

              Re 21:17     Cubits    - Mystical Measurements

                  144 = Measure of Wall

                  Root of 144 = 12

                12 X 12 = 144

         The Number 144 is Mystical and is equal to:

                   12 = Gates

                   12 = Angels

                   12 = Names of Tribes

                   12 = Foundations - For the Walls with names of

                   12 = Apostles of The Lamb, which equals

                   THE PERFECT STATE OF THE MYSTICAL CHURCH

                                   

            Note: #2 Visible, Militant Church on Earth is a TYPE of

                  #3 The Anti-typical Fulfilled Triumphant Church in the 3rd Heaven...

        

   According to the MEASURE of a MAN, that is, of the ANGEL, who talked with JOHN (Man devised the Cubit), The Angel did ALL the measuring.  The Angel was a Messenger of God. Man cannot measure ALL The Elect nor Heaven #3...

         The Angel appeared in the Form of a Man...

         This measuring of Heaven #3 required a Higher Order than Man to measure it...

         12,000 Furlongs = 1500 Miles - Length, Breadth, Height are equal - Re 21:16... Did you ever see a City that was 1500 miles in length and breadth and straight-up in height?

A Closing Definition:  HEAVEN = Hebrew - Strong's #8064

                                Greek  - Strong’s #3772

Hebrew:  # 8064 =  shamayim - shameh = to be lofty; the sky aloft; the dual perh. alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve: air;   

                                      

Greek:   # 3772 =  ouranos - perh. from the same as 3735 (through the idea of elevation; the sky;) by extens. heaven as the abode of God; by impl. happiness, power, eternity; spec. the Gospel (Christianity); air, heavenly, sky...

Webster:

         HEAVEN =  1. the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome: Firmament - usually used as a plural;

                   2. a. often cap: the dwelling place of Deity and the joyful abode of the blessed dead;     

                   b. a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God;

                   3. cap: GOD

                   4. a place or condition of utmost happiness;

                   5. Christian Science: a state of immortality in which sin is absent and all manifestations of Mind are harmoniously ordered under the divine principle.

Segment 6, Next        Hulan Bass

Segment 6   HEAVENS

The Holy Bible:

         Defines Heaven in THREE (3) CATEGORIES, as this particular study and analysis has set forth...

Closing Commentary: 

Ge 2:1 =  Heavens (Host of) = The Planets in the Sky/Space Earth (Host of) = All the things that are therein, such as the Dry Land, Seas, Mountains, Valleys, Vegetation = Plants, Fruits, Trees, etc., and Animals, Fowls, and Fish, and Humans...

Note: For confirmation see: 

Ne 9:6 - "Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, of heavens, with ALL THEIR HOST, the earth, and ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE THEREIN."

                       

     The 3rd Heaven Immortal Glory, the Throne Room wherein is God's abode...  It is pure, perfect, immaculate, undefiled, sanctified, holy, nothing unclean or abominable or any works of the flesh, sin or any contaminate whatsoever has ever entered therein, even to the micro...  Re 21:27

Fallen Angels:  Now having said all that, I speak to the subject of those Angels (Ministering spirits of God) ".....which kept not

     their first estate, but left their own habitation..." = Jude 6; 2Pe 2:4 = "....the angels that sinned, but cast them down to

hell...."

Here we find that these Fallen Angels SINNED, and were cast DOWN. Therefore, we must conclude that they were "UP HIGHER SOMEWHERE"???

Also we learn that they "kept not their FIRST ESTATE."  Where-ever that was, they are no longer there, but are reserved in chains of

     darkness, reserved unto that great day of judgment... 

     The conclusion must be that they were in some UPPER AREA above the mundane things of this earth, close enough to be in communication

     with God and be at service at His commands; but through their vain pride and exercise of their volition in the negative, DOWN THEY

     WENT forever...   But, they could never have been in the #3rd Heaven, or else it would have for one brief moment, had a speck or micro of negative thought, word or deed, which would not be possible in that perfect environment...  This UPPER AREA will be described below...

Finally, please observe the "AREA" of occupation the FALLEN ANGELS were BEFORE their Fall =  Re 4:1-6 - Note: John has now finished with the seven (7)churches of Asia, and - "After this I looked, and, behold a DOOR WAS OPENED IN HEAVEN - - - - - And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a THRONE WAS SET in HEAVEN, and one sat on the throne - - - - -"  Note: He that sat upon the throne was a beautiful sight... Further, there were around the throne 24 elders...V.5 - "And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices:

and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."  *V.6 - "And before the throne there was a SEA OF GLASS like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, were four beasts (Greek: Zoa or Zoon = Living Creatures) full of eyes before and behind."   

Interpretation:  Somewhere out from, away from, but precisely and exactly BEFORE or "in front of" the throne was a SEA OF GLASS - clear as crystal... 

Now, very carefully observe - at some point in space, just beyond the Heaven/Planets/Space/Celestial and BEFORE entering the "Throne Room" there is a SEPARATION illustrated as a "SEA OF GLASS."  This Sea of Glass, like unto crystal, is NOT IN THE THRONE ROOM, but must BE PASSED THROUGH, BEYOND the Celestial Planets and the Solar System of Outer Space, but BEFORE entering Heaven #3; and close enough for communication between the Angels and the one sitting on the Throne...   This AREA is where these Fallen Angels previous had their abode... It is very important that it be remembered in - V.11 - that John concludes this particular vision with the glorious amplification = "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for THOU HAS CREATED ALL THINGS, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."   

Brethren, let us remember that for God's PLEASURE this arrangement of creativity was, as has just been described...     hfb

Closing Text:      Isa 57:15 - God inhabits eternity (HEAVEN)

                   Joh 14:1-3  - And this is the same HEAVEN that God will take us into...

P.S.  HFB has a detailed comprehensive analysis on the Subject of ANGELS, and a copy of such can be made available for further study, if anyone so desires...

Compiled by: Hulan F. Bass (elder)

Heirarchy of the Devil

Heirarchy of the Devil

The Devil has his hierarchy, and duplicates, imitates and counterfeits the HOLY TRINITY, & does act like the ANTI, or HELLISH TRINITY.  This is found in = Re 12 & Re 13 as 1. Great Red Dragon, then (2.) the First Beast (Greek - Therion) Deadly monster; and then (3rd) the False Prophet (2nd Beast.)  Even the MARK OF THE BEAST is mentioned in - Re 13:15-17. This “Trinity” is prophesied as striving to be ABOVE the Holy Trinity – Isa 14:13-15, but will be brought down to hell.  This “Anti-Trinity” shall win many timely battles, but they finally loose the war.  Only the HOLY TRINITY wins the war, as is found in Re 20:12-15

Heirs / Workers

Heirs / Workers

An HEIR INHERITS a HERITAGE and a WORKER EARNS a REWARD, both naturally & spiritually.  Heirs becomes such in 1. Covenant Contract.  2. Legal on Calvary's Cross.  3. Vital by the New Birth.  4. Glorified Body.  Defined = To take by descent from an Ancestor; to receive by nature from a progenitor.  The GODHEAD becomes all this spiritually.  This is ALL by PROMISE - Ro 4:13-14; Ga 3:29; 4:1,7,28,30; Tit 3:7. Heb 6:17. Jas 2:5

Higher Comings

Higher Comings

There are three “Higher Comings” found clearly taught in the K.J.T.  1. The New Birth,  2. The Gospel Call, and 3. The Second Coming at the End-Time.  All of God‘s Family will receive the 1st and 3rd, but only a remnant few in this Time World receives the 2nd–Mt 7:13-14. So, this clearly defines the Gospel Call as unnecessary as an Eternal factor.  Proof:  Here are the only three texts stating this Term – “Come up hither.”  That is “Higher.”   So, read them and enjoy Number Two right now.   Pr 25:7; Re 4:1; 11:12.

Holy Spirit's Workings

Holy Spirit's Workings

The Holy Spirit is first creative, then it becomes cultivated, as its function.   The Spirit is first mentioned in Ge 1:2 and as the Spirit MOVED (showing its first action); then it SPOKE and became the WORD Ge 1:3 – creating LIGHT.  Then the WORD was written  - 2Ti 2:15  - and becomes the Holy Divinely Inspired Word of God.   Then the WORD was made flesh and became Jesus ChristJoh 1:1-3,14.  Now the WORD,  for the  last 2000 years,  is PREACHEDRo 10:8,17; 1Th 1:5.  So, the WORD being mixed with POWER and the HOLY GHOST, becomes more than just the written or printed word, but is now THE GOSPEL.

Holy Writ

Holy Writ

    Holy Writ is for FOUR areas of teaching andlearning proper Obedience to God’s Will  (2Ti 3:16).  Clearly we notice 1st – DOCTRINE, then 2nd is for REPROOF;  for awareness of a specific error, whether in context, wording, application, etc., then comes the 3rd - which is CORRECTION; getting Off-course by a person from the Doctrine, in order to “get back on-course,”  and this 4th area is to re-teach with INSTRUCTIONS in Righteousness, that is, onlythat which is precisely RIGHT.   Then, 2Ti 3:17 clearly eliminates these 4 steps as being needed “in order to” make a person a child of God.  They are already a “man of God” which needs to be timely and gospelly perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Hope

Hope

HOPE in the K.J.T. is much more than the casual WISH, used daily by the carnal nature of us all.  Yet in Divine Inspiration we find HOPE to be with GREAT EXPECTATION, in TWO categories.  1. Spiritual Hope is sovereignly place in the INWARD person at the point of Regeneration - New Birth - Ps 22:9; Lu 1:15; Col 1:27; Tit 3:7; 2. Gospel Hope to the Remnant within the Spiritual Hope - Zec 9:11-12; Ac 2:26; 23:6; 24:15; 26:6-7; Ro 8:20-25; 12:12; 15:4,13; Tit 1:2; 2:13; Heb 11:1-2 and many more; Whole list on request. 

HOPE is a very important word in the English Language. Yet, this word in the K.J.T. (Gods’ Written Word) has to be RIGHTLY DIVIDED into THREE (3) distinct categories.
1. Natural Hope is usually on vain wishes;
2. Spiritual Hope is that of expectations without disappointments of an Eternal Nature. Then,
3. GOSPEL Hope is that of TIMELY Expectations which depends upon OUR obedience. Whereas God’s Spiritual Hope only depends soley upon the Obedience of Jesus Christ, which He fulfilled on Calvary’s Cross and the payment was with His Shed Blood.
Briefly, #1 above is found in Job 7:6; 8:11; 11:18-20; 14:1,12-15,19; 17:11-15; 27:8; Pr 10:28; 11:7; 14:32; 23:18; Jer 2:25; 18:12; Ac 27:20;
Next, #2 above, is in Col 1:27; 1Ti 1:1; Tit 2:13, all being Jesus Christ Himself, then such is Manifested In the NEW BIRTH in Ps 22:9; Lu 1:15; Ga 4:22-23; Tit 3:7; Then lastly

#3 above is found in the Preached Gospel - Ps 16:9 (Ac 2:26); Ps 31:24; 38:15; 39:7; 42:5; 71:5,14; 78:5-7; 131:3; Pr 13:12; 19:18; Isa 38:18; Jer 3:22-23; 17:7,13,17; 31:17; Zec 9:11-12 All depending upon YOUR obedience. and many more N.T. Texts, if requested. 
Closing: Ro 5:1-5; 1Pe 1:3-5.

First, HOPE, biblically, is not just a WISH. However, first, let us consider this K.J.T. declaration. Joh 16:33 – In the world ye shall have tribulation. Then without such, would you recognize HOPE, in a natural sense, but especially in a spiritual sense, such as in the chain of factors in Ro 5:1-5?

Hopes

Hopes

The K.J.T. when “Rightly Divided,” clearly distinguishes THREE different “HOPES.”

1. Natural Vain Hope of the Wicked.
2. Spiritual Hope found in the Inward Person of the Born-again Regenerate, and,
3. Gospel Hope is found in the Bible Christian Disciple. This is a very strong factor and needs to be understood

TIMELY during your life on Earth, if so be, that you can embrace these LAST TWO aspects of HOPE more fully. Many texts are to be found in this Subject, needed to correctly understand and also appreciate this HOPE. This is not just a VAIN WISH, but with great and full expectations. La 3:26; Zec 9:9-12 Prisoners of Hope

This subject will be in detailed SEGMENTS, and sent to whomsoever  requests such.

House

House

The word in the K.J.T. “HOUSE” is found as a place of many different descriptions. The Hebrew word is “bayith” as a place of Family, Palace, Temple. The Greek is “oikos” a dwelling (lit. or fig.) by implication, a Nation, Family Home, Household, Temple, the House of God, Household of Faith, of Prayer; the Body, so with these few descriptions notice = Ge 28:16-22 as The O.T. Church and not just a literal structure. 1Ki 9:10 as Two Houses; then Ps 122:1; Isa 2:1-3; 56:7 & Mr 11:17 as the House of Prayer. Now consider Eze 43:4-12 as being a House to the House; Mic 4:1-4; Ac 17:24 as Not made with hands; 1Ti 3:15 as the N.T. Church, then Heb 3:1-6 is that of “Law vs. Grace.” 1Pe 4:17 is Judgment & Discipline. This is just a brief outline so in closing read = Ps 23:6; 27:4.

How is Jesus the Prince of Peace?

Jesus is the ETERNAL “Prince of Peace” - Isa 9:6; However, TIMELY He is Gospelly NOT of Peace, but of a sword which divides even families.
Mt 10:34-37.

How To Get Saved

How To Get Saved

The major question evading Theology is now, and has been for centuries, that of “how to get saved.” Well, there is this major theory – “What you must Do” list; then 2ndly, “What you must Know,” then 3rdly, “What you must KNOW & DO, as both are required.” Now, 4thly, there is this Theology, in which is clearly defined in the K.J.T. as “What Jesus has already completed,” guaranteeing Eternal Salvation, and satisfying His Father’s Will with shed Blood and Death. Now, we come to the TRUTH. So of the innumerable host of His Family, the vast majority do not realize that Jesus’ Redeeming us was in a Contract (Covenant) before the World began. Yet, only a few (Remnant) know this very point. So the Majority of His Children are going about trying “to do” what is an already finished job, yet they don’t know this, for they have been mis-taught, because their “Seminary” instructors has mis-taught them. Read–Isa 9:16; Jer 50:6. So, this “knowledge” of knowing brings us to “Rightly Dividing” the Word of Truth into the TWO different Salvations (Deliverances). First, it was DONE by Jesus, and not by you. This is not a “Partnership” of You and Him. He is active, and you are passive. Second, to “KNOW THIS” is a Salvation in itself, and puts you at “Peace.”

Now read what Jesus said – Joh 16:33 - “These things I have spoken unto you, that “in me” ye shall have peace.  This “IN ME” does not mean Him plus something else. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” So it is ALL in KNOWING Jesus DID IT ALL – Eph 2:8-10.

How We Dress

The present modern, contemporary environmental thrust in America is such that it violates the clear intent of language and the context of - 1Ti 2:9-10 and 1Pe 3:2-5 - referring to Holy Writ dressing code.

Human Reasoning

Human Reasoning, Natural, Carnal Logic will not suffice, when studying God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word. Isa 1:18 - "Come now, and let us reason together." From what basis? Answer: From the Scriptures ONLY - Ac 17:2. NOT from just Human finite thinking.

Idols

Idols

IDOLS – It is interesting to define precisely how the K.J.T. presents such. We find much disobedience by the 12 Tribes of Israel while under the Laws of Moses in - Ex 32:6. The slightest diversion from the Letter of the Law is Idolatry. Paul writes to the N.T. Church in 1Co 10:6-7 - “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written. The people sat down to eat, and drink, and rose up to play.” Now read on down to Verse 14 –“Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” Again in - Col 3:5 - Paul lists that we should refrain from, including “and covetousness, which is idolatry.” This agrees clearly with the 10th Commandment Ex 20:17 – “Thou shalt not covet.”

Paul again states this church’s positive actions in 1Th 1:9 “how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God.” Finally, 1Jo 5:21 – John declares = “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” Most Christian Denominations today, to varying decrees, are wrapped in many idols. There are many more texts which affirm these premises. A full list is available if requested.

Ignorance

This is an "ignorant" statement. There is no greater Ignorance than NOT knowing you are ignorant. Ro 1:13; 10:3; 1Co 10:1; 12:1; 1Th 4:13; 2Pe 3:5.

Immortal

Immortal

Immortal is a great word and should first be applied to the “Body” of Jesus Christ, through which all His Family will have such at the End-Time 2nd Coming – Heb 9:28; 1Ti 1:17; 6:16; 2Ti 1:10; Ro 2:7; 1Co 15:53. So, the moment Jesus came out of the grave His Body was Immortal forever. and not just at His Ascension.

Imputation

Imputation

Terms which means CREDITS TO as in Accounting, Book-Keeping Credits, which comes to someone’s account, such as is found in Ro 4:1-2 – If Abraham were justified by works, he could brag of such, but NOT before God. Now notice how he did get rich, not in materialisms, but Spiritually. Ro 4:3,5 = COUNTED unto him; Ro 4:9-10 = RECKONED; Ro 4:11- RECEIVED; Ro 4:13 – HEIR; Ro 4:14 = PROMISE; Ro 4:16 = FAITH. Now he was credited with all these blessings, but not by his works, but by the Grace of God. Now with these “blessings” he is able to “go to work” Spiritually and he then became the Father of us All Spiritually, in a Particular fashion, but he does not get any CREDIT herein, but the Godhead Only – Ro 4:17. His BELIEF, then BELIEVING was a gift from God. Everything on OUR “Balance Sheet” is credited to our account by the Work, Grace and Faith of Jesus Christ, who earned all of these above credits for us. Finally, we quote from Ga 3:29 – “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and HEIRS according to the PROMISE.” Notice it states clearly that you must FIRST belong to Christ, before you become Abraham’s seed. First, by Grace and Faith of Jesus Christ, makes you spiritually alive, then and then only can you go to work “in the Spirit.”

Impute

Impute

The word IMPUTE simply means “to charge against” and not the cause of the infraction = Ro 4:8; Then Ro 4:11,22,24; 5:13; Jas 2:23 gives us the 

Positive aspect also.

In Christ

"BEING IN CHRIST" is totally passive upon man, or else Eternal Salvation would be "WORKS mixed with GRACE;" so it is GRACE only and not by, of or according to works - Eph 1:3; 2:8-10; Ro 11:6.

In Order To or Because Of?

Holy Writ is filled with many varied actions of works that are set-forth to be performed by God's Children, but NOT to BECOME His Children. Eph 2:8-10; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5. Not OF, ACCORDING or BY our works. Relationship vs. Discipleship is the difference.

In The Midst

In The Midst

IN THE MIDST” is a term in the K.J.T. 256 Times and is a vital phrase full of meaning.  Mt 18:20 puts Jesus Christ IN THE MIDST where two or three are gathered together IN HIS NAME.  Yet the context herein has to do with discipline and not just worship.

Infant Purity?

Infant Purity?

INFANT PURITY is a farce.  However, notice carefully the Biblical Truth herein. The K.J.T. teaches concerning infants that die in infancy, all go to Heaven. Why? Because we find many references showing that OF SUCH - infants and little children - go to Heaven.  There is no scripture that shows such goes to Hell, a Lake of Fire, when they die in infancy.  Scripturally, ALL ADAMIC HUMANITY, from conception forward, infants, little children, young teenagers, young adults, grown adults, middle-aged adults and old people, that they ALL are under sin in Adam - Ps 51:5; 58:3; Ec 7:20; Isa 48:8; Ro 3:9,19; 5:12,19; 6:23; 1Co 15:22; Eph 2:1-3; 1Pe 1:23; Finally - Mt 19:14.

INTENT

INTENT

– This is the major key to all writings, especially, the Autographs of the Written Word of God, even in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, then finally into ENGLISH. If I cut branches from a certain tree and form such into a baseball bat, what is the INTENT herein? Then what if I carve from the VERY SAME tree, branches forming a 7-Branched Candle-stick, now what is my INTENT? I am employing the VERY SAME material, but with two very different INTENTIONS. Now take this scenario and apply it to your natural BODY. What do you intend to “do with your body?” God’s Divinely Inspired Holy Written Word states in the K.J.T. 2Co 4:7 – that ”we have this TREASURE in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” Again, Paul states in – Ro 12:1 – begging us, ”brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye PRESENT YOUR BODIES a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Verse 2 continues with this same admonition of the PROPER INTENT within which we employ our “bodies” and not conformed to this world.

Now what is our INTENT? Remember, he is writing to folks who are already church members.

Interpretation

God's Holy Written Word vs. Man's Opinions, esp. those relating to Theological and Spiritual Data, has a BRIDGE connecting the two called INTERPRETATION. 2Ti 2:15; 3:15-17.

Interpreting Scripture

Interpreting Scripture

Paul told the young preacher Timothy, that he needed to study so as to be approved UNTO GOD, “Rightly Dividing,” not truth from error, but, that of “THE WORD OF TRUTH.  2Ti 2:15.

Why? Because most of God’s People are being taught, by their leaders, to “wrongly” divide.

Intervention

Intervention

INTERVENTION, as a word, is not in the K.J.T.  However, it is clearly taught therein.  Jesus intervened for us and stopped the Law of Sin & Death - Ro 8:2- with an eternal consequence;  TYPE = Abraham took Isaac up on the assigned mountain to offer him up and Heaven clearly intervened - Ge 22:13.  Defined as to "interfere, or interrupt decisively, with a correct final solution and settlement." Yet, we can also be intervened by a third party, TIMELY or GOSPELLY, because of ERROR and being mis-taught by men, leaving us confused without peace.

Invisible Things

Invisible Things

INVISIBLE things are found in the K.J.T. as of several categories;  God is Invisible; The Gospel is Invisible, but felt;  There is a VISIBLE and INVISIBLE Church – Few Remnant, and an Innumerable Host;  The Holy Spirit is Invisible;  Finally that which is Invisible, at the END-TIME  Coming will become VISIBLE forever.  The REALITY of Invisible is just as REAL as the Visible. Job 28:7 – but this PATH does exist, a picture of the TRUE N.T. Church, which is not seen naturally;  Ro 1:20; Col 1:16; Heb 9:28; 11:27.  I now especially draw your attention to the VALUE OF the invisible – as manifested in the Life of MOSES  in Heb. 11;24-27 = FAITH is more valuable  SPIRITUALLY than SIGHT.  That which we learn at the Schools of Higher Learning is SIGHT, and of less value than FAITH as in 2Co 5:7.  

The Faith of MOSES (Heb 11:25-27) was the cause of his  making some very important decisions  in choosing even afflictions with God’s People than the “pleasures of sin for a season.”  And “esteeming even the REPROACHES of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt.” then finally in Heb 11:27 – even SEEING God who is INVISIBLE.  

Now compare this “seeing” with what we  learn at, even, College, then read – 1Co 8:1-2.  Knowledge is important “spiritually,”  but not always “naturally.”   

Invitations

Invitations

INVITATIONS are few in the K.J.T.  The word INVITED is only found 3 times – 1Sa 9:24; 2Sa 13:23; Es 5:12, yet the principle of such is taught in Pr 14:12; 16:25.  Who are invited and to What are you invited?  

INVITATIONS are usually very kind gestures; however, there are Spiritually certain responsibilities involved therein, and results, some even VERY negative, as is found in = 1Sa 9:24; 10:1,9,18-19; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15:1-23; 31:3-6 dealing with the Ruling and Death of King Saul.  Next we study the Death of Amnon – 2Sa 13.   Lastly we find only one more O.T. invitation – Es 1:2,9; 2:17; 5:12; 7:10 ref. the Death of Haman.  

Yet, the PRINCIPLE of Invitations is valid, but WHO are the ones Invited?  And WHAT are they invited to?  Isa 1:18; 55:1; then – Mt 11:28; 16:24; Re 22:17.  Now for the N.T. – Mt 22:1-14; Lu 14:16-27.   And lastly, let us study  the Marriage Supper in Re 19:7-9.   This is the best of all Spiritual Invitations.

Invitations by Word

Invitations by Word

INVITATIONS, by word, are very limited. There are THREE in the O.T. ONLY - 1Sa 9:242Sa 13:23; Es 5:12; yet  the PRINCIPLE of such is taught in Pr 14:12; 16:25.  Who are the Invited?   What are you Invited to?  Notice:  Isa 1:18; 55:1; then in - Mt 11:28 and Mt 16:24; Re 22:17.  Now back to the O.T. - 1Sa 9:1 forward through 1Sa 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15 and 1Sa 31, we find the Death of Saul. 2Sa 13:23-39 is the Death of Amnon.  Es 1:2,9; 2:17; 5:12; 7:10 is the Death of Haman.  So, we should be careful what invitations we accept.  Here are some you SHOULD accept - Mt 22:1-14; Lu 14:16-27 and Re 19:7-9. These all are ONLY TIMELY benefits, with no eternal consequence.

Is All Well With Thee?

Found in the case of the woman whose son died, and then went to The Man of God. Then he asked - 2Ki 4:26 - if it was "well with thee?" She answered IN THE SPIRIT - "It is well."

Could we answer with the same affirmative? Yes, if in the Spirit.

Is Believing A Work?

Is Believing A Work?

Many of God’s Children are taught that “BELIEVING” is NOT a WORK.  All dictionaries are clear defining BELIEVING, BELIEVETH, BELIEVES as a VERB, the EXERCISE of either BODY or MIND, being a WORK.  Now read Joh 3:16. This context is that of a PROCLAMATION and not a PROPOSITION. Now further identify the same in Ro 10:10.

Is God Fair?

Is God Fair? Lu 4:24-27 - God seemingly is even selecting some for timely benefits and by-passing others, even the majority, and having special favor upon a few.

Is God the Author of Confusion?

Is God the Author of Confusion?

God is not the author of confusion – 1Co 14:33. Jas 3:16 – For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  So these two texts clearly eliminates any possibility of God causing such, but He is certainly Longsuffering therein, as an identifying mark. 

So the Holy Trinity has never initiated an accident.

Is Salvation By Grace or Works?

Is Eternal Salvation by GRACE or by WORKS? Eph 2:8-9 - GRACE; then Php 2:12-13 - WORKS.

Which is it? It cannot be both.

If we Rightly Divide The Word of Truth (2Ti 2:15) we must delineate GRACE is ETERNAL and WORKS is Timely or Gospelly. Both are in Holy Writ.

Is This Thing Right or Wrong?

Is This Thing Right or Wrong?

Four Major Questions, whether RIGHT or WRONG?                                                                                                                                             
Do you need other’s opinion before engaging?  Do you argue with yourself  first before indulging? Do you have to hide in darkness to do it? After you’ve done it, would you be able to Thank the Lord for the opportunity?”  Now read 1Jo 4:1-3 -

Is Time Important?

Is Time Important?

Is TIME important theologically?   Eph 5:14-17 and Col 4:5 both confirm the important value of such. Do not keep living in the Cemetery, since you are alive, Arise, quit sleeping as such is a TIMELY waste, and be wise, not continuing foolishly, and REDEEM THE TIME, in these evil days.  Col 4:5 – teaches that PRAYER is beneficial TIMELY, while you walk  herein in wisdom, REDEEMING THE TIME.  Da 2:8 in the O.T. proves such ref. King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and its meaning, with only TIMELY benefits.  Mt 25:1-13 proves the same ref. the 5 foolish virgins.   They did wait too LATE TIMELY and missed the benefits of the marriage feast with the Bridegroom.   Please remember all TEN were VIRGINS, but only FIVE were wise and REDEEMED THE TIME.    Now find this lesson most clearly illustrated in the narrative of – Mr 10:28-30 -  teaching contextually = Whosoever SEEKS FIRST (Mt 6:33) and forsakes all for Jesus’ sake and the GOSPEL, will receive  an hundred-fold NOW IN THIS TIME, even more than he left behind, and the last phrase proves that he already had eternal life.

It Is Finished

IT IS FINISHED - Joh 19:30 teaches us that the entire complete objectives assigned to the Lord Jesus Christ by His Father were accomplished to the micro, especially including Blood Redemption at Calvary's Cross for all His Family. Heb 9:28 teaches us there is a SECOND assignment yet to be fulfilled by Promise - Tit 1:2.

IT IS FINISHED is a term mostly misrepresented found in Joh 19:30, It is quoted by Jesus Himself in – Mt 5:17 – stating that He came to fulfill the law and prophets and not to destroy such.   So, the CONTEXT of Joh 19 is the key. Joh 19:28 tells us that of all the laws and prophecies in the O.T., a last one was yet to be fulfilled, that of saying “I thirst” – Ps 69:21, So, V.29 shows that He then fulfilled, even, ALL these Prophesies. Then Jesus could truthfully state “IT IS FINISHED.” He herein was not referring to Redemption, but that of O.T. Prophesies. 

Jacob Have I Loved

Could Jacob ever do enough evil-sin, to cause God to stop loving him? Ro 9:11-13. Look how long God has loved Jeremiah - Jer 31:3.

Jesus' Accomplishment on the Cross?

What did Jesus accomplish on Calvary's Cross? Did He COMPLETE Redemption, Atonement, Sanctification, Justification and Reconciliation or did He just make a way possible for you to "get saved?" Eph 2:8-10.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the PERSON, the Son of God, and also is described in the K.J.T. as the WORD, LIFE, LIGHT in Joh 1:1-5;  and is the RESURRECTION, and LIFE in Joh 11:25; and the WAY, TRUTH and LIFE – Joh 14:6, and other manifestations.

Jesus Christ - The Head of His Church

Jesus Christ is the HEAD OF His Church in the aggregate, and not just each local geographic assembly.  Eph 1:22;  and Col 1:18.  Further, and most important is the fact that He is not the Head of Any Denominational errors.  But He is clearly AHEAD OF all errors. This “wearing His Name” was even prophesied in Isa 4:1 – “And in that day seven (meaning complete) women shall take hold of one man, saying, we will eat our own bread (doctrine) and wear our own apparel: (our own practice) only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.” (that is, we want to hide our errors). 

Jesus Christ Preached How?

Php 1:15-18 - Paul admits that Jesus Christ is preached "every which-a-way - envy, strife, good will, contention, not sincerely, and of love." Does this not still apprise us of the same dilemma today in 2006? Are we happy about it?

Dear Elder Bass and all,
The way I see it, Paul was happy about it.  However, I rather doubt that we are happy about such now. I don't understand how he could have been.

Does anyone have any idea why he could? I don't think we are happy nowadays when Christ is preached as a want to be Savior.
Regie

Dear Bro. Regie,
The only way Paul could be happy about Christ being preached Right, Left or Gone, is a RELATIVE happiness; compared to the facts that many OTHER religions are being preached of Muslin, Budda, Mohammad; and millions are trapped therein. Paul had rather have CHRIST preached WRONG, than NOT AT ALL. I recently seen a blog on the Internet stating in effect = "Most Americans, and some Evangelicals, today now believe there are other ways to Eternal Life than through Jesus Christ." That is sad commentary.  I'd rather have Christ Jesus as the Central of the Scene, than not at all. Okay?
Hulan Bass

A big Amen .. so would I  .. because He is ... I love the Lord so much .. We are truly Blessed .. the Lord does indeed exist .. He does .. 
Cynthia Harlin

Jesus Christ Titles

Jesus Christ Titles

The K.J.T. lists Jesus Christ as all the following =
ADVOCATE, 1Jo 2:1;
ALMIGHTY, Re 1:8;
ALPHA, Re 1:8;
ANOINTED, Ac 10:38;
APOSTLE, Heb 3:1;
BREAD, Joh 6:48,50-51
CAPTAIN, Heb 2:10;
DAYSTAR, 2Pe 1:19;
FLESH, Joh 1:14;
KING, Joh 18:36-37; Re 19:16;
LAMB, Joh 1:29,36;
LIFE, Joh 14:6;
LIGHT, Joh 1:4,7-9; 9:5;
LION, Re 5:5;
LORD, Re 19:16;
MEDIATOR, 1Ti 2:5;
OMEGA, Re 1:8;
PRIEST, Heb 3:1; 4:14;
PROPHET, De 8:15-18; Joh 1:21; Ac 3:22;
REDEEMER, Isa 59:20;
RIGHTEOUS, 1Jo 2:1;
ROCK, 1Co 10:4;
SALVATION, Lu 19:9;
SAVIOUR, Lu 2:11;
SEED, Ga 3:16;
SHEPHERD, Heb 13:20;
SON, Mt 3:17;
TRUTH, Joh 14:6;
VOICE, Joh 5:25;
WAY, Joh 14:6;
WORD, Joh 1:1.

Jesus Christ, the Head

Jesus Christ, the Head

Jesus Christ is the HEAD OF His Church in the aggregate, and not just each local geographic assembly. Eph 1:22; and Col 1:18. Further, and most important is the fact that He is not the Head of Any Denominational errors. But He is clearly AHEAD OF all errors. This “wearing His Name” was even prophesied in Isa 4:1 – “And in that day seven (meaning complete) women shall take hold of one man, saying, we will eat our own bread (doctrine) and wear our own apparel: (our own practice) only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.” (that is, we want to hide our errors).

Jesus Ejected Some From The Temple

Jesus riding the donkey into Jerusalem was being PRAISED by a multitude as He rode by. These folks were not allowed in the Temple, and those therein REJECTED Him, so He EJECTED them - Mt 21:12-13.

Jesus' Liability To Whom?

Jesus Christ was never liable to any man, yet He was LIABLE to be obedient in executing His Father's Will to condescend to Earth and Die for the Sins of His People - Mt 26:38-40; 2Co 5:21; Joh 6:37-39; Heb 9:14; 10:14.

Jesus' Ministry

Jesus' Ministry

Jesus’ Ministry began just after Mt 3:13-17. Such was prophesied in Isa 9:1-2 showing that He was going to make a later transfer from Jew to Gentile, by calling the first men to go and preach–Mt 4:13-16. The 12 Apostles were first assigned to the Jews as in Mt 10:1-7. Later, next, comes the “transfer,” after Judas fell, then He called the ELEVEN to go the Gentiles – Mt 28:18-20; Mr 16:15-18. The Door was not opened to the Gentiles till the day of Pentecost as in Ac 2:1-4. Presently, Jesus’ Ministry was in all the small villages, hamlets, towns, etc., and not the big cities–Mt 9:35. Jesus herein was 30 years of age Lu 3:23. The next step is found in–Mt 4:17-23. So, Jesus Himself “paved the way” that ALL FUTURE preachers should travel. Herein we find that Jesus is our perfect example, even TIMELY in the teaching and preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom which is on Earth, being visible, organic, organized and militant, so that we can know how to “walk by faith.” Now, carefully read all the verses mentioned above.

Jesus' Prophecy of The Future

Jesus' Prophecy of The Future

Jesus’ own prophesy of the FUTURE which embraces us TODAY is found clearly in Mt 24:2 of the literal ending of the O.T. Law Service, then following during the N.T. Church Age – Mt 24:4-14. Herein he teaches us of many falsehoods, but let no man deceive you, for many shall come in my name, saying “I am Christ, and shall deceive many.”  Here are the signs during the Church Age – Mt 24:5-7 – Wars and rumours of wars, nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, famines, pestilences, earthquakes in diver places.  Does all this sound familiar?  Mt 24:8 – these are just the beginning of sorrows.  Mt 24:14 is the END.

Jesus' Salvation

Jesus' Salvation

Jesus SAVED, not SAVES Eternally.  TIMELY Jesus SAVED, SAVES and WILL SAVE.  Eternally Jesus SHALL save His People from their sins, not just TRY or HOPE to.  Mt 1:21.

Jesus Tempted?

Can an Immortal Being be TEMPTED with Sin as we are? Jesus was TEMPTED IN ALL POINTS as we mortals are, yet without sin. Heb 4:15.

Jesus Was On The Cross For Six Hours

Jesus was on Calvary's Cross for SIX Hours. The First Three of LIGHT was "Man's Negative Works" and the last Three of DARKNESS was "God's Works." Mt 26:45; Mr 15:25-33; Lu 23:44.

Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept
The shortest verse in the K.J.T. is – Joh 11:35. Only two words – “JESUS WEPT.”  Volumes could be written about “Jesus,” also about “weeping.”  Yet the CONTEXT demands and simplifies this to be that of Jesus’ HUMAN Feelings about the death of Lazarus.  This proves that Jesus was ALL HUMAN and in sympathy with Mary and Martha, yet He also knew as the DIVINE Son of God, that He would soon resurrect Lazarus from the dead.  So this proves that Jesus was 100 % Divine and 100 % Human.  Now read – Heb 4:15.

John 3:16

In the Bible, Joh 3:16 is a PROCLAMATION and DECLARATION, and not a PROPOSITION whatsoever.

If Joh 3:16 means God LOVES the WHOLE HUMAN RACE, then how would you reconcile Ro 9:11-13 where God HATES one of the human family, even before his being Born?

If the WORLD of Joh 3:16 is that of the entire Human Family, then how could God hate anyone? - Ro 9:11-13 - even before they were born?

Josephs

Josephs

There are millions named “Joseph,” yet there are just Twelve in the K.J.T., and only THREE are most outstanding.  They are not literally related, yet each teaches the “Principle of” a HOLY TRINITY = 1. Relationship,  2. Fellowship, and, 3. Friendship.  The 1st is the 11th Son of Jacob – Covenant Showing – Ge 30:24;  The 2nd is Husband of the Virgin Mary, Family of Judah – Birth, Childhood, Legal Adoption, keeping the Law – Mt 1:16-24; and the 3rd is “of Arimathaea,” a Jew of the Sanhedrin Court – Death and Life – His own New Tomb – Isa 53:9; Mt 27:57--60; Mr 15:43; Lu 23:50; Joh 19:38-42, showing Rich, Good  and Just, Honourable Counsellor, Secret Disciple.

Joy

Joy

The word “joy” is found from 1Sa 18:6 to Jude 1:24. It is one of the descriptions of the Fruit of the Spirit – Ga 5:22-23. It is defined mainly as cheerful, delight, gladness, exceeding fullness; 1Jo 1:4 - context declares – “that your joy may be full” and only inwardly, can a Regenerate have this fullness.

Judging Ourselves

Seeing the faults of others is easy, but if we would judge ourselves we should not be judged; but when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord - 1Co 11:31-32.

JUDGING OURSELVES is a very precarious endeavor, since we would always tend to let ourselves "OFF THE HOOK." 1Co 11:31; Yet here is how God judges us daily - 1Co 11:32; Defiled: Tit 1:15; Evil: Heb 10:22; Good: Heb 13:18; 1Pe 2:19; 3:16,21; The GOOD can even be seared with false doctrines = 1Ti 4:2.

Have you ever "let yourself" "off the hook," by justifying your actions. Paul states - 1Co 11:31 - "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged." Now read 1Co 11:32 - "But WHEN we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord."

Judgment

JUDGMENT is a great subject in God's Divinely Inspired Holy Written Word, but it must be "rightly Divided." A JUDGE can JUDGE a person "NOT GUILTY" or "GUILTY," and does. Joh 12:44-48.

JUDGMENT is a vital subject in the K.J.T. but must be “Rightly Divided.” 1. God’s Judgment, 2. Jesus’ Judgments. 3. Gospel Judgment, and, 4. Final

General Judgment.

#1. All encompassing with God’s Wisdom, Power, Truth & Justice.

#2. Is Jesus’ High Priesthood Factors magnifying God’s Mercy, Love and Holiness.

#3. Jesus is the Judge of the N.T. Gospel Church.

#4. Last Final General Judgment at the END-TIME. This is the aspect that really needs to understood. Re 20:12-15. The two major factors herein is that of a DECLARATIVE PROCLAMATION, and then an EXECUTIVE penalty imposed. His Children are Declared Righteous and the Wicked are to be Executed. There are many scriptures supporting each of these categories, available on request.

Judgment Seat of Christ

Judgment Seat of Christ

None of the born-again Children of God will ever stand before the JUDGMENT OF GOD, with a negative consequence, but will stand before The JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST – 2Co 5:10.   Why?  Because Jesus Christ has already stood before the Judgment of God for you – Ac 17:31; Re 20:12-15.   Yet, those who will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, continue to be JUDGED TIMELY or GOSPELLY, daily, as they continue either in deeds of good or bad – Heb 12:5-11.   There is only ONE ETERNAL Judgment, but many timely daily judgments. 

Just Shall Live By Faith

The JUST shall live BY FAITH - Hab 2:4; Ro 1:17; 3:21; Ga 3:11; Heb 10:38.

Notice this is NOT teaching that you Live BY FAITH in order to become the JUST. You must first be Justified BY GRACE, then BY BLOOD, then BY FAITH, with all this action being passive on your part.

Justfied by Faith Alone?

Jas 2:24 - A man is not justified by FAITH ONLY, but also by WORKS, which manifests & displays his FAITH. Faith cannot be seen, but WORKS are seen. Read all Jas 2:17-24.

Justification

The subject in the K.J.T. of “JUSTIFICATION” is found in four categories.  The First two are ETERNAL= Justification BY GRACERo 3:24; then by BLOODRo 4:25; then the last TWO are TIMELY or of the GOSPEL = by FAITH = Ro 5:1-2; followed by WORKS = Jas 2:14-24;   Do carefully remember these four (4) “IN THIS LISTED and PROPER ORDER.”   “Rightly Dividing” these four (4) is especially  important to proper exegesis-interpretation. 

Now here are more texts for each, for your additional studies herein: GRACE=Ro 8:33; Tit 3:7; BLOOD= Ro 5:9,18  Man is Passive in both of these areas of ETERNAL Justification.    Now, man is Active in these last two  TIMELY or GOSPEL Aspects = FAITH=Ro 1:17; 1Co 6:11; Ga 2:16; 3:8,11,24; and in=WORKS=Ro 2:13.    

All the Family of God, which is of an innumerable number (Re 7:9) ref. these GRACE & BLOOD aspects, but only a REMNANT Few (Lu 12:32) are active-correctly in these last two aspects.   This analysis clearly defines the TWO Salvations.

Job aptly declares – Job 9:2 – “I know it is so of a truth, but how should man be JUST with God?” Solomon declares – Ec 7:20 – “For there is not a JUST man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.”   So, with these statements let us affirm that Justification is present, because THE JUST are JUSTIFIED (Debt Paid) Legally on Calvary’s  Cross, bringing JUSTICE by the Just One – Jesus Christ,  to the UNJUST legally of those chosen in Eph 1:4.   The UNJUST (Covenant Ones), through the OFFERING of the JUST  ONE (Jesus Christ) to His Father (Eph 5:2; Heb 9:14); were brought JUSTICE (Jesus Christ), to the point of Legal JUSTIFICATION  (On The Cross of Calvary), are thereby made JUSTIFIED, and  now stand  JUST  (1Co 6:11).  “THE JUST,”  are now capable of  “GOSPEL Timely JUSTIFICATION” through Knowledge,  and thereby are JUSTIFIED BY WORKS as the manifestation of  their Faith by their pressing into  –  Lu 16:16; Php 2:12-13, and working out.   So,  finally, through OBEDIENCE of WATER BAPTISM and JOINING the VISIBLE, ORGANIC, ORGANIZED church on Earth, we thereby JUSTIFY GOD – Lu 7:29.

JUSTIFICATION by careful definition means that of equal, complete satisfaction of any valid and correct, honorable requirement.  The honest and impartial administration of law, fair and equitable.

The K.J.T. teaches this “Principle” clearly in four declarations – Grace, Blood, Faith and Works.

Justification2

Justification2

JUSTIFICATION, as all Bible Subjects must be “Rightly Divided,” in this order: 1. By Grace – Ro 3:24; 8:33; Tit 3:7; 2. By Blood – Ro 4:25; 5:9,18 both which have ETERNAL consequences. Then Timely and Gospelly, 3. By Faith –Ro 1:17; 5:1-2; 1Co 6:11; then, 4. By Works - Ro 2:13; Jas 2:14-24 and finally, we can even justify ourselves – Lu 7:29-35.

Further clarified =
1. First, JUSTIFIED BY GRACE - Eternal
2. Second, JUSTIFIED BY BLOOD - Eternal
3. Third, JUSTIFIED BY FAITH - Timely
4. Fourth, JUSTIFIED BY WORKS – Timely
5. Fifth, JUSTIFYING OURSELVES -Timely

This Chronology MUST BE “IN THIS ORDER” Numerically, to be Totally Scriptural.

The wonderful subject of JUSTIFICATION must be Rightly Divided into four (4) Scriptural Views, the First two are primarily with an Eternal Consequence, and the next two are of Timely Gospel consequences.

The first is Grace through redemption in Christ Jesus – Ro 3:24, the second is through faith in the Blood Justification in Christ - Ro 3:25.  Then comes the 3rd – By Faith Justification in Gospel Knowledge, and such is manifested and displayed by YOUR Works which is the 4th Justification as stated by: Jas 2:17-24.

James covers both No. 3 & 4.  Now notice:

1.  GRACE = In the EYES of The HOLY TRINITY - God
2.  BLOOD = In the EYES of GOD THE FATHER - Christ
3.  FAITH   = In the EYES of the COURT or TRIBUNAL of your OWN CONSCIENCE - Ourselves
4.  WORKS = In the EYES of MEN -  You would not know that a man had “Faith,” if you could not see his “WORKS.”

Keys of The Kingdom

Keys of The Kingdom

KEYS OF THE KINGDOM – Peter was given these keys in Mt 16:16-19; during which time he was assigned to go to the GENTILES – in Ac 10:1 à   Further, Paul later comfirmed the Opening of the “Door of Faith” unto the Gentiles in Ac 14:27.  As time passes in this 1st Century AD, Peter and Paul are assigned with Peter to the Jews on the Day of Pentecost – Ac 2:14-40; then Paul became the Apostle to the Gentiles – Ro 11:13.  Yet they both preached the VERY SAME Doctrine, teaching the very same ORDER, PRACTICE, DUTY and DISCIPLINE.   This “framework” needs to be understood, which enhances your vision for the True Gospel Message and its objectives – Timely.   Now this Middle Wall of Partition was broken down and eliminated by Jesus Christ Himself in Eph 2:13-18

Kicking Against Pricks

Brother Bass,

Something you said caught my attention and I would like to ask a few questions to clarify.

You said:

He was in conflict with himself until the PRICKS started hurting him, and if he tried to resist the Will of God at this very point the INWARD MAN (Col 1:27) would PRICK him.

If he was in conflict with himself would this not be evident that he was struggling against his conscience? Why would he be in conflict if he was at peace?


HFB - The above in blue was a TYPO error. it should have read:  He was in NO conflict with himself until the PRICKS started hurting him, and if he tried to resist the Will of God at this very  point the INWARD MAN (Col 1:27) would PRICK him.

And you made reference to Col 1:27. I do not see the comparision.

Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 


HFB - Most all Old Line, Old School, Old Path P.B.'s believes that when a person is BORN-AGAIN - Regenerated, he then, from that point forward has the very Spirit of Christ IN HIM - see  1Jo 3:9 for the same premise.  Gentiles are not the only ones who have Christ in them at and after their Regeneration.    That is also referred to as the INWARD MAN - Eph 3:16; 2Co 4:16.  Gospelly, as a Born-Again Disciple we are to PUT ON THE NEW MAN (inward man) - Eph 4:22-24; Col 3:10.   This is also called an "anointing" in 1Jo 2:27.   

Grace to you,
Barry Laminack

King James Bible Facts

King James Bible Facts

The King James Bible contains 3,568,489 letters; 810,697 words; 31,175 verses;  1,189 chapters. 

The word “Lord” occurs 8,000 times.  The word “and” occurs 46,627 times.  Ps 118:8 is the middle verse.  The longest verse is Es 8:9; the shortest verse is Joh 11:35; while Ezr 7:21 contains all the letters of the alphabet except J. 

The 19th chapter of 2nd Kings (2Ki 19), and the 37th chapter of Isaiah (Isa 37) are alike except the numbering of the last verses.   The longest name in the Bible is in Isaiah, the 8th chapter (Isa 8).  The Chapter Divisions came in 1250 A.D., and the Verse Division in 1551 A.D.

Now, these details are measured by 47 scholars from Cambridge, Oxford and Wesminster, and It took 7 years, from 1604 to 1611, as each had to check each other’s Translations till they all agreed to the letter.

KING JAMES TRANSLATION

KING JAMES TRANSLATION

[NOTE: For the FULL text of what Eld. Bass has written please email him at: hulbass@Grandecom.net

There are 39 Books in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T., for a total of 66. 1189 Chapters and 810,697 Words. The Chapter Divisions came in 1250 A.D., and the Verse Division in 1551 A.D.

Spiritually speaking, Tyndale’s dying prayer was "Lord, open the King of England’s eyes"- Oct. 6, 1536 A.D. He was burned at the stake, as his reward for printing the Word of God in English, available to the commoner. His prayer was for The Bible to be made available IN ENGLISH to ALL the people.

Johann Gutenberg, between 1440-50 A.D. invented the Printing Press. The timing of this invention was a providential blessing of God.

Tyndale’s prayer was answered on July 22, 1604 when King James I (of The Tudor Family) ordered 54 of the most learned language scholars of England to translate ONLY from Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Manuscripts, of the Common Koine Greek, from the Textus Receptus, into English. 47 responded and were divided into six (6) companies, 2 at Westminister, 2 at Oxford, and 2 at Cambridge. Each were assigned different parts of The Bible. After completing each ones’ assignment, they then exchanged and cross-checked each others works, till ALL agreed to the LETTER. This work was finished seven (7) years later in 1611 A.D. The KJT was not divinely inspired, as were the original autographs, but certainly was under the providence of God.

I close with- Ps 119:140 -"Thy word is very pure; therefore thy servant loveth it." First, I defend the WORDS of The Word.

Every word is still intact- preserved; therefore such is VERY PURE. Secondly, if I know my heart, I love God’s Word -every word of The Word, especially as found in the English KJT...

Kingdom of Heaven

If the KINGDOM OF Heaven and ETERNAL Heaven are the SAME, then the Jews prevented many of the Gentile Disciples from entering Heaven - Mt 23:13.

Know the Lord

Know the Lord

The term “KNOW THE LORD” is bantered about by many in the Christian World; however, we find upon careful examination of the K.J.T., that Prophetically – Jer 31:31-34 was fulfilled in Heb 8:8-11;  Gospelly, we are to know MORE ABOUT The Lord – Ps 46:10; and in O.T. Law the teaching was to KNOW the 10 Commandments – Ex 20:3-17; then in the N.T. we are to observe, not in ink, but with the Spirit, and not in tables of stone, but in the fleshy tables of the heart – 2Co 3:3.  All Born-again Children of God, KNOW The Lord, but few (a remnant only) KNOW VERY MUCH ABOUT The Lord, Gospelly, in Spirit and in Truth – Joh 4:24.

Knowing God?

Knowing God?

DECLARATION: It is not a matter, so much, that "knowing God" is being discussed, but that of - Does God know you? Mt 7:23 - Jesus says "I never knew you." It was these same folks who claimed in Mt 7:22 - "Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?" Now read again Mt 7:23. Okay?

Lake of Fire

Lake of Fire

The LAKE OF FIRE is spoken of many times in the K.J.T. and is that of HELL.  However the word HELL is rightly divided into FOUR areas, yet the LAKE OF FIRE is literal and real. The GRAVE; TIMELY in this life; Place of the WICKED dead; JESUS on Calvary’s Cross;  Now for the LAKE of FIRE – Re 15:2; 16:8-9; 18:8-9,18; 19:12,20; 20:9-10,14-15 and Re 21:8.  Now “rightly divide” these. Remember there is a LOWEST Hell. 

Lamb's Book of Life

Lamb's Book of Life

The LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE – Re 21:27 is the last entry, but such was established BEFORE the foundation of the world with all names recorded BEFORE Ge 1:1. Be alert and aware also of the TIMELY “Lamb’s Book of Life” –

Timely Record – Isa 4:3 & Da 12:1;  then  Re 21:27 -

Eternal Record, which is Rolled up and Sealed with 7 Seals till the End of Time. Now  read – Ps 139:15-16 – it may sound like King David, but it is teaching the Principle of the “Super-David.”   The K.J.T. is the Timely Record, and it is all about the Lamb, Jesus Christ,  which tells of the final END-TIME & 2Coming of the Lamb in –Re 20:12-15, just as is shown in Mt 25:31-34,41; Joh 5:39

There are TWO Lamb’s Books of Life. One Eternal and the other Timely. Re 21:27 Eternal, rolled up and sealed till the end of time. It is not seen and hid; the Timely book is seen, but also hidden. Within the Timely we learn about the existence of the Eternal. The Timely/Gospel Book also teaches us about the firm solid validity of the Eternal. We also learn that “out of every” kindred, tongue, people and nation is an innumerable host (Re 7:9) written in the Eternal = Ps 139:16, but only a few of these are written in the Timely Gospel Lamb’s Book. Mt 7:14.

Last Days

Last Days

Paul teaches young Timothy concerning the last days of perilous times in – 2Ti 3:1-5.  The major problem that is herein prophesied is that of major dis-obedience to parents, leading to several other negative factors, and “having a FORM OF godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” We see this magnified today in America, so we desperately need to continue to keep clean the HOUSE OF THE LORD.  It will be our only sanctuary. 

Learning About Christ

Mt 11:29 - Jesus teaches to =

1st Join the Church;
2nd Then Learn about Him;

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Legal Minds and Works Systems

Legal Minds and Works Systems

Legal minds run in the same rut, and works systems cling to the vine.  Proof.  The O.T. Legal Works-Minded Jews; were serious in asking Jesus in- Ac 1:6  this question, as they were in total ignorance and disbelief, ref. the N.T. Grace Church and Jesus of Nazareth as the prophesied Messiah.  Quote: “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” Ac 1:7-8 - “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.   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.”  This was just before His ascension.  Now for more than 2000 years, the Law Age is past, and the Grace Church Age is in power, and will remain until the End-time – 2nd Coming.

Legal Steps Occurred on Calvary's Cross

Legal Steps Occurred on Calvary's Cross

There are several aspects in the process, but ALL LEGAL steps occurred on Calvary’s Cross; - Blood Shed Redemption, Atonement, Sanctification, Justification, Purification, and Reconciliation.   These LEGAL steps were completed herein. Yet there are other aspects of Sanctification, Justification, Reconciliation and Purification, even to the point of Timely and Gospel factors.   Now,  study to shew thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth – 2Ti 2:15.  

Levels of Discipline

Jesus Himself, as Head of the N.T. Church on Earth, withdrew FELLOWSHIP from Judas Iscariot. Should we as the Bride Of Christ also maintain the same level of discipline? Mt 26:1-2,24,46-50; 27:3-5; Mr 14:10-11; Lu 22:3-6,21-23; Joh 6:70-71; 13:2.

Leviathan

Leviathan

LEVIATHAN – Job 41 – a wreathed animal; crooked, piercing serpent; large sea monster; figurative = constellation of a dragon; and symbolic of MYSTICAL BABYLON.  Now read: Ps 74:14; 104:26 and Isa 27:1.  Now go read about BABYLON in Re 18:2,18; in fact all the chapter.  All the CONFUSION systems in the world are strong TIMELY but FALLS at the End-Time and 2Coming.

Life and Immortality

2Ti 1:10 - In part - "Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."  Jesus HATH (past-tense) brought LIFE and IMMORTALITY, whether the Gospel is ever preached or not.

Life on Other Planets?

Ac 17:25-26 settles the matter as to whether there is life on any of the other planets. "And hath made of one blood all nations OF MEN for to dwell on all the face of THE EARTH."

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There has been for many years, scientific endeavors to establish human life on other planets. The study of the K.J.T. proves this is a worthless task. Ac 17:26 - “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the ”Face of the Earth,” and hath determined the times before appointed, and the “bounds of” their habitation. This limits “all life” to the “Face of the Earth.” Holy Writ refers to – “OUT OF the earth,” “ON the earth,” “IN the earth.” Now consider slowly and carefully - Ps 104:29-35 – full cycle, beyond which you will find “no life.” Man was created from the dust of the Earth – Ge 2:7. Then, how did man get to these other planets and pro-create? It cannot and was not done. I can supply a long list of many texts about what all, of life, came from the “dust of the earth.”

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The Universe consists of several planets; however notice Ac 17:26 -  “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the Face of the Earth and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bound of their habitation.”   This limits all life to the Face of the Earth.  Holy Writ refers to – out of the earth, on the earth, in the earth.  Ps 104:29-35 – a Full cycle.  We have no viable support for there being human life on any other planet, from a creation aspect.  Further, all living fish, birds, animals, humans – Ge 1:20-28 are in, or on the Earth. 

Closing confirmations found in these supporting closing texts = Ex 32:12; 33:16; Nu 12:3; 1Sa 20:15.  So, the Earth is apparently the center of the Universe, but only in a Spiritual Sense.

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Life Precedes Action

Life naturally and Spiritually gives ability to, but does not guarantee ACTION; yet No-Life does guarantee NO-Action. Joh 5:25; 6:63; Ro 7:9; 1Pe 1:23. Life must and does always precede action, naturally & Spiritually - Ec 9:5.

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Which came first – the chicken or the egg?   Study the K.J.T. and find it was the CHICKEN.  In the CREATION God started with FULL GROWN everything from NOTHING, then came PRO-CREATION, by the egg or seed.  Likewise, BELIEVING came initially the SAME.  “Initially” means FIRST as found in Eph 1:19-20.  Belief and Faith are both nouns, and BELIEVING is a down-stream verb, coming from the FAITH seed – Ga 5:22-23.   So God acts, then with his powerful action, we can then act.  LIFE first, then ACTIONS, both in the natural and spiritual realms.   BELIEVING is always based on EVIDENCE of a PRE-EXISTING fact, whether in the natural or spiritual realm, whether seen or NOT seen – 2Co 5:7; Heb 11:1;   One is inward, then other outward.   Now read Ge 1:1-26.    The first Belief is planted with Faith, to all the Born-Again, and the 2comes Gospelly, to a Remnant few.

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Lighthouses

Lighthouses

A LIGHT-HOUSE = This analogy is also literal and logical as we delve into the TWO areas of its functions.

1. It tells us WHICH WAY TO GO, and,
2. It also tells us WHICH WAY NOT TO GO-Joh 1:5-9. Jesus Christ is that LIGHT-HOUSE.

He is the LIGHT in harmony with His Father – Joh 14:6. This teaches us the TRUE COURSE vs. all the ERROR COURSES,  which the Gospel tells us – 1Jo 1:5-7 – God the Father and God the Son both teach us there are MANY WRONG WAYS,  but only ONE TRUE COURSE – Pr 14:12; 16:25. This LIGHT-HOUSE covers the whole Universe. Most of God’s Family are OFF-COURSE to varying degrees, concerning TIMELY and/or GOSPEL factors. Even the Remnant sometimes does not allow for Cross-Winds which can gently, or abruptly drive us OFF-COURSE. The different between a COURSE and HEADING is the worldly CROSS-WINDS. Repentance is the only avenue available to get BACK ON=COURSE, which means the HEADING has to be increased Beyond normal, depending on the severity of the “cross-wind.” In Aviation circles this is known as W.C.A. –Wind Correction Angle.  Without these WCA’s, they further you go, the farther OFF-COURSE you become. What causes these errors? First, read: Jer 50:6 – as their shepherds (leaders) mis-taught them, as they were mis-taught themselves. They are still SHEEP, God’s Children, but are LOST in this temporal (theological) world. Think and pray about these matters.

Like unto.....

Like unto, in the likeness of, or made like unto, are terms in the K.J.T. referring to the flesh body of the Lord Jesus Christ - Heb 2:17; Ro 8:3; Joh 1:14. All mean the same thing.

Heb 1:3 - speaks of "the express image of HIS PERSON." If Jesus Christ is a PERSON, then what about the FATHER and The HOLY SPIRIT? Also: Mt 27:24; 2Co 2:10; 1Jo 5:7.

Links in a Chain

Links in a Chain

Links in a Chain, are found in the K.J.T. from Gen. to Rev. These can be found easily and are the clear teachings of “Rightly Dividing.” Now for one specific example is “Justified” = “Grace, Blood, Faith, Works.” 

Now for some more subjects are Callings, Confession, Covenants, Elect, ForeKnowledge, Godhead, Hearing, Justice, Knowledge, Love, Purpose, Repentance, Rest, Sanctification, Sin, Wisdom, Worlds, and many more. The main word in the K.J.T. that has only ONE aspect, being “Predestination.” Each of these is a “sermon”  within itself.

Literal vs Figurative

Literal vs Figurative

Literal vs. Figurative. 1000 is as one day with the Lord as He is not a slave to time, but designed time for us humans. 2Pe 3:8. Next, consider Paul’s writing in 1Co 14:19 – employing FIVE with the term 10,000. Were these just ambiguous terms or did they have meaning? FIVE has a great K.J.T. meaning counting from units, tenth, hundred, thousand, ten-thousand. What are these FIVE WORDS? What sayest thou?

Long, Medium, Short, Brief

LONG, MEDIUM, SHORT, BRIEF

I have been writing for many years. I love writing; however, I have found that “reading” is more important, for if there are no readers, then writing is in vain.
Yet, even READING is variable. I have learned by many years of experience that readers will read, if the “headline” catches their attention. Next, they will read it ALL if it is SHORT, even provoking questions, but if it is MEDIUM, it must be in accordance with their innate interests. If it is LONG, they will usually only SCAN it, at the most, unless, it intrigues them intensely.

So, I have learned that the MORE BRIEFLY I write, the more it is read. I even intentionally leave question marks, so as to cause them to inquire more diligently of the “writer.” Then of the few that do this, I will then send them more of my writing analysis of the particular text, theme or subject. I write so as to stir up their pure minds.
I have observed that only about 10 %, or less, asks for the FULLER analysis. I write, Monday through Friday, a small blip entitled – “THE TRUTH IS” and I follow this above-described writing procedure. This writing is “BRIEF” leading to possible queries. Many times, in these brief statements, I announce there is much more detail available, if requested.

Now have you read this? If you have, then you were interested because you could see it was short, even if not really brief. Now if I write a full page, or many pages, I would probably loose many readers.

I have read many pages form our old patriarchs and historians of the past, such as Hassell, Gill, etc., and find much intrigue, depending on the subject matter that I’m interested in searching for other angles. Gill, for example, can write a page or two about a certain word or phrase or verse, stir up a cloud of dust,  and still not really satisfy my concerns.

Now, have you read all this? If so, then you fall into the MEDIUM category, since this is NOT real short or brief.

What Sayest Thou?

Longsuffering

Longsuffering

Yesterday, I wrote about Patience, and today I write briefly about the extension of such which is a Fruit of the Spirit – LONGSUFFERING. So, notice in – Ga 5:22-23 are Nine (9) items listed therein. May you be reminded that Longsuffering is the major and vast extension of the Word “Patience.” God is Longsuffering and we are advised to be, if we have been born of the Spirit, you have it, so do it --- Eph 4:1-3.

Longsuffering - Extreme Extension of Patience

LONGSUFFERING is the extreme extension of PATIENCE.  We are told to exercise and engage therein - Eph 4:1-3 - As a Church Member we are admonished as a Command to walk in lowliness, meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. Can we do it? Oh, yes.

Looking Back

Putting your hand to the plough and looking back is the big problem, and this sows the seeds of failure today, so far as the Church Kingdom on Earth is concerned.   Lu 9:62.

Looking Forward

A "PART OF" does not mean the MAJORITY or MOST OF, but a MINOR Part of, yet, this "part of"- "LOOKING FORWARD TO" is engaged in the Assembly while we hear the Gospel of Calvary's Cross and feel the joy of that moment also. Ro 14:17; Tit 2:13; Heb 11:10; 13:14; 2Pe 3:12-13.

Lord Jesus' Many Names

Lord Jesus' Many Names

The many NAMES of the Lord Jesus Christ starts with the word “WORD” – Joh 1;   then notice the following all Scripturally describes Him = Life, Light, Flesh, That Prophet, Lamb of God, Son, Rabbi, Master, Messiah, Christ, Jesus, King of Israel, King of Kings, High Priest,  Son of Man, Ladder; the only Begotten; Immanuel, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God,  Prince of Peace, the Branch, the Ancient of Days;  Briefly read: Ps 22:22; Heb 2:122Ti 2:19.

Have I missed any?

Lord's House of Prayer

Lord's House of Prayer

MY HOUSE OF PRAYER – Isa 56:7.  O.T. Prophecy has not denied that the N.T. Church is in the “Apostolic Model” as – Ac 2:42; Eph 5:19; Col 3:16 declares.  Yet, it does emphasize the major feature as that of PRAYER – Jesus clearly stated this fact in the N.T. in – Mr 11:15-17,  and simultaneously condemns their Actions and Practices as being a den of thieves.  So PRAYER is the umbrella over all aspects of the Worship Services, with Singing, Doctrine, Order, Practice, Duty and Discipline being under the umbrella. 

Losing Joy of Your Salvation

Losing Joy of Your Salvation

At the close of the Prayer the Lord taught us to pray. In Mt 6:14-15 we find that "if we forgive men of their trespasses, then your heavenly Father will forgive you, but IF we forgive NOT, then He will NOT forgive your trespasses. Does this mean we are therefore ETERNALLY lost?  NO, NO, NO.  It just means that you have lost the JOYS of your TIMELY or GOSPEL Salvation. 1Jo 1:4 - tells us in the Holy and Divinely Inspired Written Word of God that your JOY may be FULL, but such cannot be without forgiveness. Joh 15:11 - teaches that the JOY with REMAIN FULL.  

Losing Your Own Soul?

Losing Your Own Soul?

Can a person lose their own SOUL?   Well according to  Ps 49:6-15; Mt 16:26 & Mr 8:34-38 you can;  Let us examine briefly the CONTEXT of each text.

Ps 49 teaches that RICHES (earthly WEALTH) cannot redeem a person nor give to God a ransom for that person, Even leaving their NAME on some public edifice, which is folly.  Yet, God shall redeem the soul from the grave.  This same point is spoken by Jesus in Mt 16:26.   Jesus further teaches in Mr 8:34-38 the same lesson with this added comment in V35 – Timely and Gospelly – whosoever will get his priorities correct, and will lose his life for Jesus’ sake and the Gospel’s, the same shall save it.  Now read what Paul teaches in 1Ti 6:10 about the LOVE OF money, which is the root of all evil, causing them to err from the faith (Gospel).

Loud vs Quiet

Loud vs Quiet

According to the O.T. Laws vs. the N.T. Grace, we find two extremes: LOUD vs. QUIET – Ex 19:16-25; 20:18; Ps 77:18; Heb 12:18-21,26; now contrast these prophesies in Job 34:29; 37:17; Ps 23:2; 46:10; 65:7; 89:9; 107:29-31; 131:1-2; Pr 17:1; La 3:26; then - 2Th 3:12; 1Ti 2:2-3; 1Pe 3:4.  Yes the LAW is LOUD, but GRACE in Christ is quiet, and the True Gospel Church is a quiet and peaceful place. Christ ended the LOUD, as quietness now still prevails.  Read – La 3:26 again. 

Loudness and Quietness

Loudness and Quietness

There are TWO areas of distinction in the K.J.T.  One is LOUD and other is QUIET.  Both depicts importance.  The O.T. LAW was LOUD – FIERY De 33:2; =  Heb 12:18-21,26 all depicts this LOUDNESS till even Moses feared and quaked.  Examples are found in ELIJAH – 1Ki 17:1; 18; 19:1-12, and this ended the loud, then stated as a  STILL SMALL VOICE of GRACE in: 1Ki 19:13Mt 27:46-51  This Legally ended the LOUDNESS.  GRACE is QUIET AND gentle.

1Ch 22:9 brings Solomon with PEACE and QUIETNESS.  His Name means “Peace” as this is an example of N.T. Grace.   Then Job 34:29 firmly declares this fundamental PRINCIPLE as also in  Job 37:17;    Ps 23:2 also affirms this QUIETNESS, and – Ps 46:10 also is stillness, as does Ps 65:7 and Ps 89:9; 107:29-31; 131:1-2;

Then Solomon says – Pr 17:1 & Ec 4:6 of which all these are examples that point us to the N.T. and Jesus Christ.  Isaiah firmly denotes these same factors – Isa 7:4; 14:7; 30:15; 32:18; 33:20; 40:1-2;  Jeremiah says in – La 3:26 is a KEY Text:  Finally, Eze 16:42 is a prophecy & clearly an example of the N.T. GRACE Age.  Now Jesus says in – Mr 4:39 – PEACE BE STILL.

So we must STUDY to be QUIET – 1Th 4:11, and 2Th 3:12; 1Ti 2:2-3, as the N.T. Gospel Church is a QUIET place.

Love Your Enemies Also?

Love Your Enemies Also?

Love your enemies also? Can the Outward Fallen Nature of Adam do that? Jesus taught this doctrine ONLY to His Disciples who were already BORN-AGAIN and His Children, which would require the exercise of the INWARD Nature? Mt 5:43-44. This is required if you desire being more than just a Born-again person, Timely here on earth.

Magnify

Magnify

The word MAGNIFY is in the K.J.T. as God’s Word is Magnified even above His Name – Ps 138:1-2.

Even during the Law Age it is magnified–Isa 42:21.

We will find many texts amplifying HIS WORD, which even becomes His Name – De 8:3; Ps 12:6-7; 119:11,46,89,105; Pr 30:5-6; Mt 4:4; 24:35; Mr 13:31; Lu 21:33; 24:19,27; Joh 1:1,14; 4:50; 5:24; 7:46; 17:8,14; Ac 13:26; Ro 10:8,17; 15:18; 1Co 4:20; Col 3:16-17; 1Th 1:5; 2:13; 2Th 3:1; 1Ti 5:17; Heb 6:5; 1Pe 1:23,25; Re 19:13; 22:18-19.  The “WORD” is the key to all these texts, both doctrinally and practically.  

In closing, I will magnify the “WORD” as being HIS NAME – 1Jo 5:7;  and finally read  Php 2:5-10.  He has a NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME. Rightly Divided – 4 Categories of “WORD” - Living,  Made Flesh,  Written and Preached.

Major Points Of Doctrine

Every major point of Doctrine is covered in this one verse of Prophecy: Ho 11:1 - "When Israel was a child, then I loved Him, and called my son out of Egypt." Now dig in and study, and you'll find, from the Everlasting Covenant forward therein.

Majority vs Minority

Majority vs Minority

MAJORITY vs. MINORITY – Which is usually right Naturally or Spiritually?   Examples are found in Noah; Sodom & Gomorrah, Moses, Aaron, Hur, 12 Spies, Gideon’s Army, Sampson, David & Goliath, Elijah, Angel Michael, Israel, N.T. True Church Kingdom? Now I close with – 1Co 14:19 – FIVE WORDS vs. 10,000? Scriptures for each of the above upon request.

Making Proselytes

Jesus says - Mt 23:15 - speaking to the Legalistic Works-System Doctors, even calling them "hypocrites." "for ye Compass sea & land to make one proselyte." The end result is terrible (timely) - "ye make him two-fold more CONFUSED than ye yourselves." That's the "hell" of that text.

Making Up the Hedge?

In O.T. Days, Eze 22:30 - The Lord says "I sought for a man to make up the hedge, and stand in the Gap before me for the Land."

Is there such today?
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If that was a question, the answer is YES.  That is why the Elect are preparing themselves to put on the Gospel armor--to stand in the Gap and form a Hedge and to fight the Spiritual Battle alongside  the Lord Jesus Christ when he comes with  those Saints who are already in their Spiritual bodies.
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Mankind Restored?

Ge 1:26-27 - The Godhead made Adam in their image, after their likeness, but Adam was ONLY FIT FOR the Garden of Eden and certainly NOT Heaven, even before he sinned and fell. He was only a Perfect, Natural Sinless man of the earth earthy. 1Co 15:47.

Many and All

Many and All

Compare for both are the VERY SAME context - Mt 20:28, then 1Ti 2:6. Both are MANY and ALL, inclusive. You cannot add one more to the ALL or MANY. Notice the word "Ransom" is in both texts, and this preciseness is to be "testified in due time," that is = "preached." This still means exactly the same 2000 years later.

Many Other Things Which Jesus Did

All Holy Writ is divinely inspired and is ALL TRUTH, down to the Letter, but such does not contain all the Truth there is - Joh 21:24-25.

Many Widows and Many Lepers

Many Widows and Many Lepers

MANY WIDOWS and MANY LEPERS – Lu 4:22-32 for full CONTEXT.    Was this FAIR?     This is a TIMELY text teaching PREFERRED treatment, blessings and benefits to a very few, establishing a vital PRINCIPLE – of a Remnant.    We herein learn that the majority who are still adhering  to the O.T. Laws,  totally rejected Jesus’  Teachings while He was on  Earth, during the TIME of His Ministry and setting up of the N.T. Church.  Law-Works-Systems hated his Doctrine and even tried to KILL Him, before His TIME, to be killed.   His TIME to be killed, was only for ETERNAL Redemption, which was not yet come – Joh 7:6-8,30; 13:1; 17:1; Then it came.  Now read this MAJOR transition found in Lu 16:16 and especially the phrase “SINCE THAT TIME” we must PRESS INTO the Church.  

MARKET-PLACE

MARKET-PLACE

MARKET-PLACE is a K.J.T. term and should be exploited carefully for proper contexts, such as Joh 2:13-17; Ps 69:9 are both in the negative.

Terms:  Emporium; Trading Centre; Place of Assembly; Public Resort; Streets Children played games in; Jesus taught to “separate” all such from N.T. Worship. Now read: Eze 27:3,13,17,19,25,17,32,34,36 ref. the Rise and Fall of Tyrus. Then read: Mt 11:21 as they repented not; Lu 10:13 for another “woe.” Joh 2:16 – for another “no-no.”    To be continued with more details, but briefly we should never mix or stir together – ECONOMICS nor POLITICS with our Spiritual Church Life.

Now in Mt 11:16-21 for more “woes.” Mt 20:3-6 & Mt 21:13 teaching more carnalities and Mt 23:7 as the multitudes were glorifying the flesh. Same in Mr 6:56; 7:4; 11:17; Lu 19:46 – Jesus’ House is to be ONLY the House of Prayer;  Jesus further taught against OT teachings of “outward appearances.” Lu 7:30-32 – More of same ref. the Pharisees and Lawyers rejecting the counsel  of God.  Lu 11:43 more of the same. More “bewares” from Jesus in Lu 20:46; Now for the major point -  Joh 2:13-17 clearly teaching that Jesus’ House of Prayer is NOT a place to “make money.”  Joh 5:2-12 – Herein is a “sheep market” for a good purpose.  Negative attitude herein is totally worldly – Ac 16:19-22 = The Gentiles were totally against such.  Heb 5:11-14 teaches the TRUE purposes of N.T. Teachings, growing from milk to meat.

Summary:

Places of Philosophical, Religious, Political, Social, Economic, and Business is clearly set forth correctly in the K.J.T.

Measure of Faith

FAITH – Measure of – Ro 12:3; Same Quality but not SAME Quantity.  Proof:  Lu 12:48;  Compare Lu 17:5-6 to 2Co 10:15.  Also see:  1Ti 1:17-20; 2Ti 2:16-19.

Paul addresses in the Roman Letter - Ro 1:7 - "To ALL THAT BE IN ROME, beloved of God, called to be Saints." So - Ro 12:3 - the Faith Dealt to every man by God is that of ALL the called, chosen saints in Rome and not just to a "chosen few."


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God hath dealt the MEASURE OF faith to every man - Ro 12:3. Yet, EVERY MAN hath not faith - 2Th 3:2 - and without faith you cannot please God - Heb 11:6. Still, Jesus Christ was given the MEASURE OF faith without measure. So the supply must and can only come from Him. Joh 3:34-35. Without it you cannot get it.

Measuring Reed

Measuring Reed

MEASURING REED is in the K.J.T. several times.  Let us examine the PRINCIPLE taught therein.  Mt 7:2 – Jesus is speaking both ways herein,  In His Sermon on the Mount, that, how you do Measure someone, then you will also be measured likewise.  “Judging” is the subject, indicated as the Measuring-Instrument.  Examine: of comparison – Isa 36:6 trusting in a broken reed in Egypt, if you lean on it, such will pierce your hand, just as Pharaoh, King of Egypt does to all that trust him.   Isa 42:3 prophesy is fulfilled in Mt 12:20, as a man takes a bruised reed and will not break it, but with it, till his judgment brings victory. Eze 29:6 – “All inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord, cause they have been a staff-reed to the house of Israel.”  A measuring reed is in the hand in – Eze 40:3-8; 42:16-20;  It is a length and breadth in – Eze 45:1; 48:8.  Now also in Mt 11:7 we find John the Baptist is not a reed shaken in the wind nor in Lu 7:24.  Jesus was smote on the head with a reed in- Mr 15:19, and even given a drink on a reed in Mr 15:36. Finally, as a measuring device, Re 11:1; 21:15-16 to measure the four-square city.   So the reed is a measure for good and bad.

Meekness and Fear

Meekness and Fear

Meekness and Fear are employed together in this context as being the demeanor to answer any question about your Spiritual Hope. 1Pe 3:15 - This means “answer correctly” according to the K.J.T., but not with a “two by four” plank. Meekness and Spiritual Reverential Fear would eliminate most all heated arguments and even opinions.

Meekness vs Haughtiness

Meekness vs Haughtiness

MEEKNESS vs. HAUGHTINESS.   One is of the fallen Adamic flesh and the other is of the Lord.   The first clearly defined the meekest human, then was MOSES – Nu 12:3.   So Meekness being a ”Fruit of the Spirit” – Ga 5:22-23 is only learned by a Child of God.  Now for the other attribute we all possess is Haughtiness, that is, we are prone to think of ourselves as something great and of knowing much – 1Co 8:1-2.  Thinking we know much is clear evidence that we still need to learn much more - Isa 2:11; 13:11.   Let us therefore come to understand knowledgeably  that a haughty spirit is just before a fall – Pr 16:18.  We all are in that condition, but only the Born-again  person comes to KNOW such.   Moses was aware of his fallen condition in – Ex 4:10-12, then BY FAITH Moses made some very important and spiritual decisions by CHOOSING rather to suffer afflictions with the people of God,  than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season – Heb 11:24-26.

Melchisedec

Melchisedec

Job 11:7 – “Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?” Perfection means herein “completion.”   That is, can your searching the K.J.T.  know for sure without its declarations?   Can we become wise above that which is written?  1Co 4:6; 2Ti 3:15-17.   Can anyone know WHO “Melchisedec” was – Heb 7:1-3 ?    We do know his ecclesiastics, but not his genetics.   Holy Writ does not tell, so we cannot know, except for our own speculations.    Yet, we do know this, and only this, because the Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word of God does tell us that Jesus Christ, the High Priest, was “after the order of Melchisedec.” 

Mercy of God

Mercy of God

The MERCY OF GOD is a beautiful wonderful Attribute of God, but must be “Rightly Divided” – Ps 119:64; La 3:22; God’s Mercy keeps us from getting what we do deserve, and God’s Grace gives us what we do not deserve.  Mercy has Five (5) Categories – 1. Covenant, 2. Legal, 3. Vital, 4. Gospel, and 5. Glorified. Scriptures for each upon request.

Messiah is Coming (in OT) and Has Come (NT)

The Long-Range Over-all THEME of the O.T. has a precise Focus, that of THE MESSIAH IS COMING, even in the Ancient Biblical Creative History, the Patriarchs, and the Prophets. The N.T. THEME is the MESSIAH IS COME - and the Focus is on HIM - 2Co 4:6; Joh 1:29; 5:39,46.

Middle Wall of Partition

Middle Wall of Partition

MIDDLE WALL OF PARTITION – of Hostility between the Laws of Moses and that of Grace and Truth in Jesus Christ has been and still is a major battleground, but the transition occurred about 2000 years ago – Mt 3:1-2; Joh 1:17; is clearly defined in – Eph 2:11-22.  What made the major difference?  The Literal Redeeming Shed Blood of Jesus Christ – Eph 2:13

The Jew and Gentiles are all the SAME BUILDING eternally but not Timely or Gospelly.  Jews are still looking for the Messiah’s First Coming and we Gentiles are looking for his 2Coming – Heb 9:28.

Millenium

Millenium

The MILLENNIUM – Mili – 1000;  Annum – Yearly; There are three major ideas about this = Pre-Mil. is Christ comes BEFORE such; A-Mil. No Mil whatsoever; Post-Mil. Christ comes AFTER such – See: Re 20:1-7.  Careful exegesis reveals that the 1000 is FIGURATIVE, a literal number representing and uncertain number.  so the Mil. came at the Resurrection of Christ, and ends at the point of the 2Coming END-TIME.  This position allows the entire N.T. Church Age-Dispensation to be the Millennium itself.  Study the Number 1000 or its multiple, and see if it is Literal or Figurative – Jos 23:10; Jg 15:15; Ps 50:10; 1Co 14:19. Ro 11:4; Re 21:16.

Millenium's

Millenium's

The Millennium is a somewhat controversial issue, even among many various denominations across the land.   Three Groups exist – PRE-MILL.   A-MILL.  and POST-MILL.   Pre-Mill meaning  - Christ Comes, then  the Millennium comes; Post-Mill means  the Millennium comes before Christ Comes.  The A-Mill folks say there is NO MILL whatsoever.  This last theory cannot be, otherwise would have to cut some pages out of the K.J.T., esp.  Re 20:1-10.  Post-Mil is the truth – as Christ “will come” at the END – Heb 9:28.

Millennial Reign Of Christ

The Millennium Reign began at Christ's Resurrection, then 2ndly, Christ's Final Coming. Heb 9:28. This 1000 years is POST-Mil., that is, He comes AFTER the FIGURATIVE Millennium.

Minding Earthly Things?

Do you mind mostly EARTHLY THINGS - Php 3:17-19?  If so, you need to rearrange your priorities. That is not me, but the Apostle Paul teaching such. Read these verses again.

Minister's Personalities

Peter was fiery. John was laid-back. So are all the God-called preachers from one of these extremes to the other. Yet The Lord does not assassinate any of their personalities, yet the TRUTH is preached by them all. Read: Ac 15:37-41.

Paul and Silas teamed up, and Barnabas and John Mark teamed up, each going separate ways, because of the sharp contention between them. Ac 15:37-41. Which side was wrong? Answer: Neither, just different personalities.

Misc

God is not only that OF LOVE, but also He is Sovereign and Righteous even in indignation, anger, wrath, hatred, jealousy, revenge, vengeance, rebuke, and fury, otherwise how would He deal with sin?  Na 1:2-6; Ro 9:11-13; 12:19; Heb 10:30.

Paul addresses in the Roman Letter - Ro 1:7 - "To ALL THAT BE IN ROME, beloved of God, called to be Saints." So - Ro 12:3 - the Faith Dealt to every man by God is that of ALL the called, chosen saints in Rome and not just to a "chosen few."

Jesus taught that the TWO great Commandments in the Law Was to FIRST Love God, then, SECOND, to Love your Neighbor as yourself. Mt 22:35-40. Do we love ourselves BETTER than our neighbor? Le 19:18.

LINKS IN A CHAIN have historically been this way:

HABITS, become
CUSTOMS, which become
TRADITIONS, and this leads to
SACREDNESS, then the final is
RELIGIOUS.

These are points to ponder, which cannot be ignored.

So, HABITS, usually starts with an individual, then he teaches this to his peers, and then such becomes a CUSTOM. Then these folks hand this "custom" down to the next generation. This next generation deems such "custom" as a TRADITION, then this "tradition" becomes SACRED. Lastly we have a NEW Religion.

Jesus renounces HOME-MADE Traditions - Mt 15:1-9

Paul upholds and teaches Biblical TRADITIONS - 2Th 2:15.

Lastly, may I state that it behooves us all to prayerfully strive diligently for the TRUE "Rightly Dividing" of the Word of Truth, and "that's" Tradition. 2Ti 2:15.

Peter was fiery. John was laid-back. So are all the God-called preachers from one of these extremes to the other. Yet The Lord does not assassinate any of their personalities, yet the TRUTH is preached by them all.  Read: Ac 15:37-41.

Isa 29:13 - teaches there are people who draw nigh unto God with their mouth, & their lips honour Him; but their Heart (soul) is far from Him. This precept is taught by Men, and not from God.

IN earth does not mean ON earth. Mt 6:10. Notice where the "in earth" is found - 2Co 4:7. It is in the INWARD person of a Regenerated Person.

You cannot figure out God & His Creations by Scientific Solutions nor seen Evidences because they are higher than the heavens, and beyond finite minds, but only BY FAITH can you know. Isa 55:8-9; Ro 11:33-34; 2Co 5:7.  Search all you may, but FAITH only prevails. Job 11:7.

"Sin Nature" alone does not send anyone to the Eternal Lake of Fire. If that be so, then Reprobation would be true. But ACTUAL, LITERAL PRACTICED sins do, pertaining to all who were not embraced in the Blood Covenant - Heb 13:20; Re 1:5; Eph 1:7; 2:3; Col 1:14; Ro 3:23; 5:12; 9:22; Ec 7:20.

We are all fallen in Adam, yet the Regenerated are Risen In Christ. So in the same order, we are professors of our Profession, either negative or positive. Ro 5:12; Col 3:1-3. That is - we PRACTICE our POSSESSION.

The N.T. Church is referred to as a GREAT HOUSE of Gold, Silver, Wood and Earth, some to honour, some to dishonour. 2Ti 2:20-21. If a man purge himself from these he becomes honourable, sanctified and meat for the Master's Use and prepared unto every good work. How are YOU doing?

Paul's "Thorn in the flesh" given him never departed, leaving him grieving over persecuting the N.T. Church and Saints; but God's Grace was sufficient - 2Co 12:7-9; 1Co 15:8-9; Ac 8:3. Do you have a thorn?

Ac 17:25-26 settles the matter as to whether there is life on any of the other planets. "And hath made of one blood all nations OF MEN for to dwell on all the face of THE EARTH."

Ps 17:15 - David states - "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." So none are "satisfied" until this final - "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

The Word of God is CLOSED unto you until The Lord OPENS it to you. Lu 24:32,45. The Written Word is written by Divine Inspiration in such manner so that it is CLOSED before it is OPENED.

In the womb there is NO difference between an Elect and a Non-elect, neither having DONE ANY good or evil - both natures are the same before Regeneration - Ro 9:11-13.

Heb 11:1 - FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things NOT seen. Is this ONLY in PART of the CASES or is it the rule in ALL cases?

Human Reasoning, Natural, Carnal Logic will not suffice, when studying God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word. Isa 1:18 - "Come now, and let us reason together." From what basis? Answer: From the Scriptures ONLY - Ac 17:2. NOT from just Human finite thinking.

Ro 11:34 - "For who hath know the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?" It has been said by some that God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word is hard to understand, so why did He write it thusly?

I have a position on many issues in the K.J.T., and I believe I'm right, yet, I do not preach them in the pulpit, because I do not think they EDIFY. It it don't edify, why preach it?

Seeing the faults of others is easy, but if we would judge ourselves we should not be judged; but when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord - 1Co 11:31-32.

Faith in Holy Writ does not necessarily consider any of the various kinds of Natural, Carnal and Human "faith" items.  Faith in the K.J.T. is that of being a FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT and is always thereby sanctified. Ga 5:22-23.

The lesson in Joh 8:1-11 is CONTEXTUALLY dealing with a women caught in the midst of adultery, and then forgiven, but told to GO AND SIN NO MORE. You cannot STOP sinning such sins while you are STILL LIVING IN THE MIDST OF SUCH.

ANTHROPOMORIPHICAL is a big non-bible word, meaning - God is displayed many time in the K.J.T. as having the same characteristics as a mortal man, such as the fingers, hand, arm, ears, eyes, etc. of God. Ps 8:3; De 11:12; Isa 52:10; 59:1; 63:5.

Why would God HIDE ANYTHING from us? Because our finite frames could not handle it. De 29:29; Ps 25:14; Joh 16:12; 1Co 2:7

SURVEY - What do you think is the most mis-represented text by the so-called Denominational Christian World?

Until I thought of 1Ti 2:4, I would have said Joh 3:16. 

What do you think?

MGB,

Regie

The Glory of God is a great subject, but must be Rightly Divided, so as to see the varying aspects of the SAME Glory, even the glimpse timely, and the anticipation of The FULL "IN GLORY." Ex 33:18-23; Isa 6:3; 1Co 1:28-31; Ro 8:18.

Php 1:15-18 - Paul admits that Jesus Christ is preached "every which-a-way - envy, strife, good will, contention, not sincerely, and of love." Does this not still apprise us of the same dilemma today in 2006? Are we happy about it?

JUDGMENT is a great subject in God's Divinely Inspired Holy Written Word, but it must be "rightly Divided." A JUDGE can JUDGE a person "NOT GUILTY" or "GUILTY," and does. Joh 12:44-48.

Ro 8:2 - The Law of the "SPIRIT OF LIFE" in Christ Jesus is that VITAL application of the LEGAL
Payment. Legal is only at Calvary and Vital is IN THE HEART. Ac 17:31.

Do you mind mostly EARTHLY THINGS - Php 3:17-19?  If so, you need to rearrange your priorities. That is not me, but the Apostle Paul teaching such. Read these verses again.

Paul and Silas teamed up, and Barnabas and John Mark teamed up, each going separate ways, because of the sharp contention between them. Ac 15:37-41. Which side was wrong? Answer: Neither, just different personalities.

Isa 52:10, "The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God." Prophetically, who is the BARE ARM?

Like unto, in the likeness of, or made like unto, are terms in the K.J.T. referring to the flesh body of the Lord Jesus Christ - Heb 2:17; Ro 8:3; Joh 1:14. All mean the same thing.

In the Bible, Joh 3:16 is a PROCLAMATION and DECLARATION, and not a PROPOSITION whatsoever.

Can you name the four (4) Scriptural Requirements for Water Baptism?

1. Born-Again Believer;
2. Proper Administrator;

3. Proper Mode; and
4. Proper Motive or Reason. Scriptures for each?

Deviations start as micros, with baby steps, but soon become giants. It has been said - what one generation tolerates, the next will accept. Little Foxes spoil the vine, even leading to disorder and malpractice, even
heresies - Song 2:15.

Wells of Salvation are in three parts, the same as our N.T. Worship Services - Singing Praise, Prayer
Preaching and closing with Singing; Isa 12:3-4.

This is an "ignorant" statement. There is no greater Ignorance than NOT knowing you are ignorant.
Ro 1:13; 10:3; 1Co 10:1; 12:1; 1Th 4:13; 2Pe 3:5.

INNOVATORS are always restless and stirring around looking for NEW WAYS to "package" the Gospel and even the Church. Ec 7:29; Ac 17:21; Ga 1:6-7; 5:7-9; 2Ti 3:1-7.

Free-Will is a farce. Several Scriptures teach it is NOT OF him that WILLETH or RUNNETH - Ro 9:16; It is NOT OF the WILL of man or of the flesh, but only of God - Joh 1:13.

The Holy Spirit is the VOICE OF The Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63; and the GOSPEL is just the report of such, as is found in - Ro 10:17; 2Ti 1:7-10.

Simplicity is a major Identifying Mark of the True N.T. Church, not Multiple Programs & Activities.  Just "COME AND SEE" our simplicity - Joh 1:46.

FAITH wears two (2) hats. First - A Fruit of the Spirit given in Regeneration/New Birth; Second - It comes in the Gospel as it is preached; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 10:17, and Faith always comes in the order as listed above.

Joh 6:63 - Herein Jesus declares that THE SPIRIT and HIS VOICE accomplish the quickening into Divine Life.  The Words He speaks they are Spirit and they are Life.

Mt 25:31-34,41 - The SEPARATING of His Sheep from the Goats is the FINAL Discerning. The SETTING of one on His Right and the other on His Left is both DECLARATIVE and the other EXECUTIVE.

If Joh 3:16 means God LOVES the WHOLE HUMAN RACE, then how would you reconcile Ro 9:11-13
where God HATES one of the human family, even before his being Born?

The Millennium Reign began at Christ's Resurrection, then 2ndly, Christ's Final Coming. Heb 9:28. This
1000 years is POST-Mil., that is, He comes AFTER the FIGURATIVE Millennium.

God is more than just love and mercy. He is also jealous, angry, furious, wrathful, vengeful, full of hate with a righteous indignation; Isa 34:2; Na 1:2-3,6; Ro 1:18; 9:11-13; 12:18; Heb 10:30; Re 6:16-17.

God writes in His Holy Word, showing he employs FIGURES and EXAMPLES of PRINCIPLES.  Ro 5:14; 1Co 4:6; 10:6; Heb 8:5; 9:9,24; 11:17-19; Joh 13:15; 1Pe 2:21; 3:21; Jude 6-7.

There is a vast difference between the NATURAL and SPIRITUAL in PRINCIPLE and APPLICATION.  Notice the HEALING by Jesus does NOT follow the normal medical agenda, but is instantaneous. Mt 8:3

Two big words but very meaningful – Monergism vs. Synergism. However, the former is Eternal Salvation by Grace Only, and the latter is Works Mixed with Grace. Eph 2:8-10.

The Holy Bible is not a Road Map to Heaven, but it does tell you HOW you are Saved, which is BY GRACE ONLY - Joh 5:39; Ro 11:6; Eph 2:8-9.

If ALL Scriptures meant only ONE THING or ONE CONTEXT, then why did Paul tell us to "Rightly Divide the Word of Truth?" 2Ti 2:15  Herein, especially consider DIFFERENT Salvations.

If you do not believe in God's Choices how can you harmonize Joh 3:16 with Ro 9:11-13? Remember the Word OF TRUTH needs to be Rightly Divided.  2Ti 2:15. So Joh 3:16 needed "Rightly Divided."

"BEING IN CHRIST" is totally passive upon man, or else Eternal Salvation would be "WORKS mixed with GRACE;" so it is GRACE only and not by, of or according to works - Eph 1:3; 2:8-10; Ro 11:6.

The Lord's eye is ALWAYS upon His ONE and ONLY TRUE Church Kingdom on this Earth as is historically Typed in - De 11:10-12; Song 6:9. This is so, whether in the Assembly or just during the week.

Holy Writ is filled with many varied actions of works that are set-forth to be performed by God's Children, but NOT to BECOME His Children. Eph 2:8-10; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5. Not OF, ACCORDING or BY our works. Relationship vs. Discipleship is the difference.

Partial Obedience is not acceptable to the Lord, as in the case of King Saul, found in the scenario of - 1Sa 15:3-15, now read 1Sa 15:22-23. This "cover-up" of not "full" obedience cost him his kingship. How about you?

Every major point of Doctrine is covered in this one verse of Prophecy: Ho 11:1 - "When Israel was a child, then I loved Him, and called my son out of Egypt." Now dig in and study, and you'll find, from the Everlasting Covenant forward therein.

God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word is written by the Wisdom of God in such manner that it is hidden from the carnal gaze of the natural, even the unrenewed mind.  1Co 2:5-10; Mt 11:25-26.

2Pe 2:1 employs the word "Lord" (Greek - Despotes) which does NOT refer to the Lord Jesus Christ, but only to the "master of the house." The Greek Word "Kurios" is Jesus Christ the LORD.

Heb 1:3 - speaks of "the express image of HIS PERSON." If Jesus Christ is a PERSON, then what about the FATHER and The HOLY SPIRIT? Also: Mt 27:24; 2Co 2:10; 1Jo 5:7.

There is a REWARD of the Inheritance, but not the inheritance itself. Carefully read = Col 3:23-24.  This clearly teaches us to SERVE here in Time to receive the reward.

Re 4:1 - A door is opened in Heaven and John is told to come up Higher and SEE things that MUST BE HEREAFTER - which would cover the immediate, the intermediate, the short-term, and long-term future. All of the VISIONS he then sees were from this vantage point.

Call me Brother, Christian or Friend, never Reverend.  Ps 111:9 - "Holy and Reverend is ONLY God's Name."

Ro 7 will never be understood if you do not learn how to RIGHTLY DIVIDE pronouns, because many different LAWS are mentioned in this chapter. Can you name and number all these different laws?

Can you find the VERY FIRST Prayer in the K.J.T. Holy Bible?  When and by Whom? Clue: It was AFTER Adam's Fall.

Now can you find the FIRST WORSHIP Form - an Altar, in Holy Writ? When and by Whom?

God's Providence is continuously scattered throughout Holy Writ. Such is clearly illustrated in the scenario of Abraham's servant going n the assignment to find a Bride for Isaac - Ge 24:27 - "And being N THE WAY, The Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren."  Being IN THE WAY is still needed today in the N.T. Church for proper Discipleship. Joh 14:6.

The 3rd Person in the Holy Trinity is referred to in the Masculine Gender as HE, HIM,
Joh 14:16; 15:26; 16:7-15. This is The Holy Spirit/Ghost.

There are several CALLINGS taught in Holy Writ, yet DEATH is the wages of sin - Ro 6:23; Does God "call" one from life on earth unto death? Does God do this - Ec 12:7? It is a fact that God will CALL the dead bodies from the Grave - Joh 5:28-29.

1Jo 5:7 established the TRINITY of the Godhead, with THREE distinct Personalities. Carefully, notice
these three ARE (not IS) ONE, yet ONE in Essence or Being, always in Unity and Harmony.

All Holy Writ is divinely inspired and is ALL TRUTH, down to the Letter, but such does not contain all the
Truth there is - Joh 21:24-25.

Mt 28:20 employs the word "WORLD" which in the Greek is "aion," meaning AGE, DISPENSATION and/or
GENERATION. This "world" context is NOT the END-TIME as in 2Pe 3:10-13.

Can an Immortal Being be TEMPTED with Sin as we are? Jesus was TEMPTED IN ALL POINTS as we mortals are, yet without sin. Heb 4:15.

TIME or GOSPEL Salvation is found clearly in - Mr 10:29-30. Notice these words - "But he shall receive an hundred-fold NOW IN THIS TIME." That is NOT Eternal benefits.

Death solves many problems, by taking the person from the slavery of time to the freedom of Eternity, with no further need of a clock or calendar. Ps 116:15; Pr 7:1; awaiting Resurrection - Job 14:14-15.

The words or terms - Trinity, Total Depravity, Personality, Conditional, Unconditional, Irresistible, Final, Militant, Essence, are not in the K.J.T. Holy Writ; however the Principle-Doctrines are there in full force.

ETERNITY is in Holy Writ only once - Isa 57:15.  However, it only needs to be therein once since it is
ETERNAL, the Final Home of All God's Family.

The END-TIME, 2nd Coming of Christ is mentioned more than just in - Heb 9:28. Can you name some
of the other Scriptural Reference?

On 2-27-07 I sent out a SURVEY as "The Truth Is," asking for END-TIME texts, in addition to Heb 9:28.

Here is the results:

Most all of the following Texts were listed several times.

Job 19:25-27
Mt 25:31
1Co 15:42
Col 3:4
1Th 4:14-17
1Th 5:15-18
2Th 1:7-10
1Pe 5:4
2Pe 3:10-13
1Jo 2:29
1Jo 3:1-2

Okay?

The SECOND Coming of Christ is just as sure as the FIRST Coming was, yet the FIRST was not as they
expected or thought, and just THAT SURE will the SECOND be, just as dramatic and FIERY FLASH
Quick - 2Pe 3:10-13; Heb 9:28; 1Co 15:52.

The PRESENT View during the Church Age and a vital function of the Gospel Message is that of LOOKING
FORWARD to the Future END-TIME - Heb 9:28; 11:10; 13:14; Tit 1:2; 2:13; 2Pe 3:12.

The MANY comings of Christ are apart from the TWO Visible Comings. The Virgin Birth, then the FINAL Personal Parousia at the END TIME. His Spiritual Comings are prayed for in every Assembly of the Church, but His PERSONAL arrival will be the FINAL where every eye shall see - Re 1:7.

Many texts refer to the LAST DAYS or LAST TIMES, which are all depicting the N.T. Church Age and
Dispensation; yet there is THE LAST TIME at the END-TIME - 1Pe 1:5.

Ec 9:11 - in part - "TIME and CHANCE happeneth to them all." These FACTS of this earthly life for all
mortals is filled with "time" and "chance," but no such of either in Eternity.

DISCIPLESHIP goes beyond the natural ties of nature, and reaches a plateau of Spiritual Levels. Jesus states this clearly in - Mt 10:35-39. How many of us fail this test?

Covet NOT is the 10th Commandment - Ex 20:17.  COVET earnestly the best gifts - 1Co 12:31. So
we have a NEGATIVE not to do, and we have POSITIVE we should do.

That the Verse "And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." is only a "Half- Hinge." The first phrase of this Verse states "ALL the Father giveth me SHALL come to me." - Joh 6:37. However, there
is also to be a CASTING OUT. Guess who?

GOD-MAN is not just PART God and PART Man.  FULNESS is found within His BODY - Col 1:19; 2:9 -
not just SOME of each but ALL of BOTH - Joh 1:14; 10:30; 14:9; 19:5; 1Ti 2:5; Heb 2:17.

In Spirit, Jesus Christ Himself always is present as the ANTI-TYPE overseeing and supervising all O.T.
"Types," insuring their intended executions are correctly implemented. Heb 10:1-10; 11:17-19.

All Born-again Children of God have a Holy Angel watching over and caring for them - Ps 34:7; Mt 18:10; Ac 12:15; 27:23.

The Bible is not addressed to the DEAD, ALIEN, UNREGENERATED, LOST SINNER, but as a "Parental Guide" only to the BORN-AGAIN, ALIVE, ELECT PENITENT SINNERS - 2Ti 3:16-17.

God CAUSES but does not FORCE perfect obedience; however compliance will come. Saul of Tarsus was CHOSEN, then God would show him how great things he must suffer as a minister - Ac 9:15-16; Proof: Read about Jonah's bad choices. Jon 1 & Jon 2 & Jon 3.

Is this TEMPORARY joy, or EVERLASTING joy? Re 21:4.  "God shall wipe away all tears; no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor pain, for the FORMER things are PASSED AWAY."

JUDGING OURSELVES is a very precarious endeavor, since we would always tend to let ourselves "OFF THE HOOK." 1Co 11:31; Yet here is how God judges us daily -

1Co 11:32; Defiled: Tit 1:15; Evil: Heb 10:22; Good: Heb 13:18; 1Pe 2:19; 3:16,21; The GOOD can even be seared with false doctrines = 1Ti 4:2.

A "PART OF" does not mean the MAJORITY or MOST OF, but a MINOR Part of, yet, this "part of"- "LOOKING FORWARD TO" is engaged in the Assembly while we hear the Gospel of Calvary's Cross and feel the joy of that moment also. Ro 14:17; Tit 2:13; Heb 11:10; 13:14; 2Pe 3:12-13.

Initial PREMISE must be precisely correct. If you START just one degree OFF-COURSE, the further you go, the worst it gets. So without knowing you are "off-course," you'll never see the need for a MID-COURSE correction - 2Ti 2:15.

There are many TIMELY or GOSPEL contexts in Holy Writ, which also embrace a PRINCIPLE or OVERTONE of the ETERNAL or FINAL. O.T. Characters and Events are truly historical and literal, but also espouse an ETERNAL lesson - Heb 10:1-5; 11:17-19; Ex 17:1-6; Nu 20:1-12; 1Co 4:1-10:1; Nu 21:5-7; Joh 3:14.

Life naturally and Spiritually gives ability to, but does not guarantee ACTION; yet No-Life does guarantee NO-Action. Joh 5:25; 6:63; Ro 7:9; 1Pe 1:23. Life must and does always precede action, naturally & Spiritually - Ec 9:5.

Jesus alone, hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality.  Such is only brought "To Light" (made known) through The Gospel, which Gospel is the ANNOUNCEMENT and not the CAUSE. 2Ti 1:10.

Adam and Eve DIED because of Sin, and did not just get "Real Sick."  The Gospel, as a Medicine, does not help "Dead People." Ge 2:16-17; Ec 9:5; Ro 5:12,19; 1Co 15:22.

Pr 16:18 - "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." All humanity, Regenerates and otherwise are all plagued with PRIDE and HAUGHTINESS, even moreso than any of us think. P & H are very defensive, but humility is always lowly - Pr 16:19.

Tomorrow is according to tradition "GOOD FRIDAY," teaching the DEATH of Christ on Calvary's Cross. This
reminds me of a text - Joh 2:19 - "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." That points us to EASTER SUNDAY, without which all our hope and faith is of nought.

OUTWARD (Natural) Jews REPRESENT the entire Family of God including us Gentiles. Out of EVERY nation, kindred, tongue, people are INWARD Jews Spiritually. Re 5:9; Ro 2:28-29; 9:6.

De 7:7 - There is a SPECIAL (Elite) People designated as the Choicest of God; most select part; the pick, the fewest; represented by the 12 Tribes. Compared to Total Humanity, this would teach the PRINCIPLE of a "Few" - "Remnant" - Isa 10:20-22; Zep 3:12-13; Ro 9:27; 11:5 - This REMNANT is of a Timely Gospel import.

God's Word ref. GLOBAL-WARMING - Ge 8:22 - "While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night SHALL NOT CEASE."  If GW is really so, then some of these items above will cease.

Forgiveness is remembering (Heb 8:12) NO MORE, which is NOT forgetting, but just not bringing it up ever again. You cannot NOT know what you know, yet if it is a negative, just put it behind you.

The Father GLORIED the Name of Jesus Christ on BOTH sides of the Cross - before and after - Joh 12:28 -the Voice from Heaven said - "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." Joh 17:4-5. He was forsaken ON the Cross - Mt 27:46.

Christ never offered Himself to man with an Eternal Consequence, but only offered Himself to God FOR us. Heb 9:14; 10:14; Eph 5:2.  Man cannot "accept" something that has never been offered to him.

1Th 4:18 - "Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words."  One vital PART OF the Gospel Message during TIMELY Church Worship Services is to comfort NOW with the anticipation and hope of the End-Time Resurrection of our bodies at Christ's 2nd Coming.

Roses have thorns. So, there is much confirmed Holy Writ declaring that even with Godly Living, Suffering and Tribulations are inevitable and are still going to hurt - Joh 16:33; 2Ti 3:12; Heb 11:36-38.

After many years of observation I never cease to be amazed at how many church members are hindered priority-wise from Jesus' Admonition in - Mt 6:33 - "Seek Ye First."

Have you ever "let yourself" "off the hook," by justifying your actions. Paul states - 1Co 11:31 - "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged." Now read 1Co 11:32 - "But WHEN we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord."

Tatoos, Markings, Cuttings, etc., upon the human body is forbidden in Holy Writ. Le 19:28; 21:5. The only MARKING should be that of Christ - Ga 6:17. Evidence of Christ should be outwardly manifested IN OUR WALKS; and certainly not the "mark of the beast - Re 13:16-17; 15:2.

UNCTION - 1Jo 2:20 - "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things." This "unction" is the same as the New Birth Point of receiving - life, ability, force, drive, zeal, motivation,
desire, interested in, and "knowing all things" (inwardly).

When does Satan enter inwardly into fallen man? Was it at the point of Adam & Eve's Fall or at some point later? Does not Satan become active inwardly at the point of conception?  Read: Ps 51:5; 58:3; Ro 3:10-18; Eph 2:3.

David pleads for God to "CREATE in me a CLEAN heart, O God; and RENEW a RIGHT SPIRIT within me." He is not asking to be BORN-AGAIN, but for the Godly Assistance of The Lord to grant him the ability to LIVE A BETTER and MORE GODLY life. Ps 51:10 - You see, a Sheep can act like a Goat.

God is NOT the Author of CONFUSION, yet there is much Confusion in the World. 1Co 14:33. So guess WHO is the Author (originator) of it? He started it with Adam and Eve.  There is only one answer.

The NEW Covenant is written in the heart of all Born-again Children, and NOT on Tables of Stone as in the O.T. Covenant, yet only a REMNANT responds obediently thereunto - Jer 31-34; Heb 8:8-11; 9:1; Ga 4:22-24; Ro 9:27.

The NEW Covenant is written in the heart of all Born-again Children, and NOT on Tables of Stone as in the O.T. Covenant, yet only a REMNANT responds obediently thereunto - Jer 31-34; Heb 8:8-11; 9:1; Ga 4:22-24; Ro 9:27.

If the molecular structure of the Human Body was changed, it would still be the SAME body, but changed from its present existence of depravity to glorious victory - Php 3:21; 1Co 15:42-44,51-54; The Resurrection at the End-Time and 2nd Coming of Christ is the point of CHANGE - Joh 5:28-29.

SUBSTANCE is a Bible Word. Some are INTANGIBLE and INVISIBLE; but REAL entities such as "Faith" and "Spiritual" - Heb 10:34; 11:1; Substance is ENDURING, and SEEN and NOT SEEN. Ps 139:1; 1Co 15:42-44.

The Gospel is NOT the "Means," or "Tool," or "Instrument," or "Vehicle," of "Being Born-Again," that is "The New Birth"; Again, the Gospel is not even an Assistant or Enhancer, but the "Means" is "The Holy Spirit" - The Voice of the Son of God = Joh 5; 21:25; 6:63

There is a vast difference between Regeneration and Conversion. The First is the New Birth by the Holy Spirit.
The Second, through The Gospel, proclaims the First.  Tit 3:5; Lu 22:32.

Ro 12:18 - "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." What a wonderful world this would be, but it is NOT ALWAYS possible.

Ga 6:10 - "As we have therefore OPPORTUNITY, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them
who are fo the household of faith." Two groups emerge herein. If no opportunity presents itself, then the latter group is in whom we should concentrate.

Eph 1:12 - "That we should be to the praise of his glory, WHO FIRST TRUSTED IN CHRIST." Who
FIRST TRUSTED, had CONFIDENCE IN, FAITH IN, Christ? Contextually, was it the Jews, Gentiles, His
Apostles, Disciples, Members of the Church at Ephesus, or was it God the Father Himself?

Jesus wears TWO different hats. One is life-giving and the other is life-sustaining. One is Relationship
and the other is Fellowship. Notice the difference in Joh 5:25; 6:63, then Re 3:20.

FAITH - Innate & Intrinsic are STABLE never varying, yet Gospel, Timely and Cognizant Faith does waver, vary, fluctuate, is unstable even from NO apparent display to being very strong therein. Ga 5:23; Heb 11:1; 1Ti 1:19-20; 2Ti 2:18; Ro 14:1; Mt 8:26; 14:31; 16:18; Mr 4:40; 11:22; Lu 17:5; yet the Measure God deals never varies - Ro 12:3.

Can man work the WORKS OF GOD? Joh 6:28-29.  No, there is an INNATE, INWARD "Belief" that is
embedded at the point of the New Birth, that is the Work of God; afterward there is a TIMELY or Gospel Belief
that is the WORK of Man.

The Apostles' Doctrine once turned the world upside down. Ac 17:6. This SAME TRUE Doctrine could once again do this, but so far it has not. Even if it did it would convert only a Remnant, even if it numbered into a great number.

Jesus says - Mt 23:15 - speaking to the Legalistic Works-System Doctors, even calling them "hypocrites." "for ye Compass sea & land to make one proselyte." The end result is terrible (timely) - "ye make him two-fold more CONFUSED than ye yourselves." That's the "hell" of that text.

The Lord employed the "Doctrine of Preterition" ref. The non-chosen, by just omitting or passing them by, yet He did actively PREDESTINATE the Chosen - Ro 9:11-16; He did NOT "Reprobate," any to a lake of fire, but just left them where they were found in Fallen Adam.

LONGSUFFERING is the extreme extension of PATIENCE.  We are told to exercise and engage therein - Eph 4:1-3 - As a Church Member we are admonished as a Command to walk in lowliness, meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. Can we do it? Oh, yes.

David says in his full life that he has never seen the Righteous forsaken nor His seed begging bread -
Ps 37:25. For Scriptural harmony, this VIEW is Spiritual and not Natural.

It may take this again to bring us back to TRUTH in Worship. 1Ki 18:32-39. After the fire came down from Heaven, all the people saw it, fell on their faces saying - "The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God - 1Ki 18:39.

For with the HEART man BELIEVETH unto righteousness. Ro 10:10. That does not mean with the EAR nor the Gospel.  It is an INWARD Soul Conviction from Spiritual Invisible Evidence.

Joh 4:24 - "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST Worship him in spirit and in truth." The TRUTH would include the Apostles' Doctrine, Songs, Prayer, Order, Duty, Discipline, Practice, Fellowship and the Assembly.

Ps 5:5 proves that God not only hates evil works, but even the WORKERS of such themselves. God does not love everyone - Mal 1:2; Ro 9:11-13. The particular world God so loved was very particular - Joh 3:16.

Joh 6:66 - Many of His DISCIPLES went back, and walked no more with him. Did they PERSEVERE? No. However, some may say they were not really Children of God in the first place.

Lu 11:8 - The word IMPORTUNITY appears only once in Holy Writ herein. This is a wonderful word
meaning to KEEP ON KEEPING ON - Persistence.  Ref. the TRUE Course of the Apostles' Doctrine, Order
and Practice in the Church, regardless of opposition.

The GOSPEL HOUSE cannot be built upon itself. It must be built upon THE ROCK and not sand. Even
Timely Issues must be anchored to THE ROCK, or they will fall. Mt 7:24-27.

Php 2:12-13 - V.13 teaches us that the FIRST Action is that of God WORKING IN YOU, before the person
CAN WORK. One of those factors that God Works in you FIRST, is innate, intrinsic inward FAITH from which is the effect and result of INWARD belief.  Ro 10:10 - before the mouth can confess.

God never chose anyone to Hell. That would be a Doctrine of Reprobation. However, Holy Writ is clear concerning the Doctrine of Preterition, that is, omitting or passing-by.

SEED (singular) is vital to correct interpretation. Jesus Christ is THE SEED only. The New Birth-Regeneration is only the Action of Him, planting HIMSELF IN YOU. Joh 1:16; Ga 3:16; Col 1:19,27; 2:9-10; 1Pe 1:23; 1Jo 3:9.

Jesus came to his own (Jews), which received him not; however as many as did, manifested and displayed their SONSHIP IN HIM, which were already BORN OF GOD. Such display did NOT CAUSE, but was the EFFECT of Spiritual Life  - Joh 1:11-13.

How does BELIEF connect with FAITH? Faith is the Substance (of things HOPED for), the EVIDENCE of things NOT seen; BELIEF is downstream, a result and effect of FAITH; however, belief always REQUIRES EVIDENCE, whether SEEN or UNSEEN.

Ho 2:16 - What is the difference between "Ishi" and "Baali?"  One is Austere, Stern, Legal, Hard, Ridged, Non-yielding; while the other is Kind, Gentle, Loving, Merciful, Tender, and much Longsuffering. The CHANGE is found in the ending of the O.T. Law Age and the beginning of the N.T. Grace Church Age.

Mt 4:4 - "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that prceedeth out of the mouth of God." Some folks do try to live by NATURAL things only; however, the ABUNDANT and RICH Life is SPIRITUAL, found only in the Word of God - Joh 10:10.

Jas 2:24 - A man is not justified by FAITH ONLY, but also by WORKS, which manifests & displays his FAITH. Faith cannot be een, but WORKS are seen. Read all Jas 2:17-24.

Do you know the difference between these two old historical slang-terms - PEDO-BAPTISTS, and ANNA-BAPTISTS? Neither are Scriptural. What Sayest Thou?

Paul mentions in - Tit 1:1 - "according to the faith of God's elect." When did they come into possession of FAITH and from Whom? Did this distribution lessen the storehouse of Faith? Was the Distributor still full
of Faith?

There is a theory circulating today that ANIMALS (rights) have a "place in Heaven," also. Ec 3:20-21 - clearly teaches that Animals' bodies & spirits go downward, whereas only the bodies of Humans go downward, but their Spirits go UP.  Animals do not have SOULS, but Humans do.

God's Holy Written Word vs. Man's Opinions, esp. those relating to Theological and Spiritual Data, has a BRIDGE connecting the two called INTERPRETATION. 2Ti 2:15; 3:15-17.

This is an old cliché, but so very true. He who is convinced against his will is of the same OPINION still. Now read:  Ec 3:15. Also read what Jesus said in - Mt 15:13-14.

God's Absolutes are never fully known ABSOLUTELY by the most studious student of God's Word, and this is
absolutely the truth - Ro 11:33-34; Job 11:7.

Joh 4:24 - You may worship God in the Spirit OR in the TRUTH, in a form of, but TRUE worship must be in BOTH the SPIRIT and the TRUTH.

Christianity is taboo in the World today; no reference to God, the Commandments, In God We Trust, no Pledge "under God." Well, this is nothing new. Read back 2000 years ago - Joh 15:18,21-25; Ro 9:33; 1Pe 2:4-8.

The Love of Christ has FOUR dimensions - Eph 3:17-18 = Breadth, Length, Depth and Height. Can you explain the difference between Height and Depth?

That FAITHFUL men have been endowed with THE TRUTH, and are to commit the SAME (not more nor less) to FAITHFUL men, who shall be able to teach others also - 2Ti 2:2. This would be known as the ENDLESS CHAIN method.

Are we guilty of any of these? Ps 127:2 - "It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep." Are you RESTING IN THE LORD, or doing the above?

Ro 7:18 - Paul says - In his flesh dwells no good thing, for the WILL is with him, but HOW to perform he finds not. It is the WILL that is Spiritual, but it is the Flesh that finds not HOW TO perform GOOD.

Government? Should it be upon the Civil Shoulders of man's elected few; or upon the ONE Spiritual Shoulder of the One who is never wrong - Isa 9:6-7? Jesus did wear two hats, one for Timely Factors and the other for Eternal Matters - Mt 20:28.

Theocracy was the O.T. Mode; I would not mind if we were still under "Church and State" being together, but only if God elected our President. What Sayest Thou?

FAITH comes in three (3) different wrappers, Historical (Retrospective); Spiritual (New Birth); Gospel (Prospective). Now "Rightly Divide" these. Do you believe Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President? Is Faith a Fruit of the Spirit? Does Faith come by hearing? Ec 3:15; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 10:17.

If the WORLD of Joh 3:16 is that of the entire Human Family, then how could God hate anyone? - Ro 9:11-13 - even before they were born?

The PRINCIPLE of - 1Co 13:11 - is employing the analogy of naturally growing up, but the emphasis is that of Spiritually growing up and striving for Gospel Maturity.

Eph 4:30 - Born Again Church Members can and do from time to Time GRIEVE the Holy Spirit of God, yet that does not UNSEAL their SEALED position in Christ even unto the day of redemption.

WILL is a desire for Spiritual Things; WILL-NOT is a rejection of Spiritual Things; Notice these teachings - Ps 10:4; Isa 26:10; Joh 5:40. First there must be a WILLING MIND - 2Co 8:12.

"Children obey your parents IN THE LORD; for this is right." The key to this text is found in the three words "In The Lord." This is Right, because IN THE LORD, means the parents might not always instruct their children into that which is right. Eph 6:1.

God never looses track of the IDENTITY of each and every BODY from before the foundation of the world in Covenant, Legally, Vitally, Natural Death even unto the END TIME - 2nd Coming Resurrection of the body, though such started in Fallen Adam's Mortality but Raised in Immortality. Ro 8:23; 1Co 15:49-54; Php 3:21; 1Jo 3:2.

How many TALENTS did the Lord give you? What are YOU doing with your ONE? Be careful not to follow the
mind-set of the Example, who buried his - Mt 25:14-30.

The Long-Range Over-all THEME of the O.T. has a precise Focus, that of THE MESSIAH IS COMING, even in the Ancient Biblical Creative History, the Patriarchs, and the Prophets. The N.T. THEME is the MESSIAH IS COME - and the Focus is on HIM - 2Co 4:6; Joh 1:29; 5:39,46.

I know of no Old Line P.B. who believes that the Mortal Flesh Body or Blood of the Elect will be in Heaven at the End-Time without a GREAT CHANGE, including mortality being changed into Immortality - yet not exchanged. 1Co 15:42-44; 1Jo 3:2; Php 3:21; Job 19:26-27.

P.B.'s admit that Holy Writ is filled with things for God's Children TO DO while on Earth, yet all of these actions are only for TIMELY Deliverances (Salvation). The Lord Jesus Christ did all of the necessary ACTIONS for Eternal Salvation - Eph 1:4-11; 2:8-10.

FORM vs. POWER - 2Ti 3:5 - teaches us that "Form" is very influential and attracts the multitudes,
however the POWER is much more in command  TRUTH-WISE than form, pomp, ceremony, protocol and activities. Without POWER the FORM will not function. 2Co 3:6 - The Letter vs. the Spirit.

The Throne (Seat of Authority) of God is that of TWO major ingredients - RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUDGMENT. Timely Benefits accrue in Obedience and Judgments in Disobedience - Ps 97:2; 1Co 11:31-32 - All are TIMELY.

Ps 90:12 - "So teach us to NUMBER OUR DAYS, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Since we
cannot retrieve yesterday, we can certainly be aware of our TIMELINESS, and LEARN ALL WE CAN, especially concerning God's Holy Divine Written Word.

The word "ALL" is generic and commands only that which is within the confines of each respective context.
Isa 54:13; Joh 6:37-39,45; Ro 8:28; 1Ti 2:4,6

The Will of Man after regeneration then has volition of both positives and negatives. The BLESSINGS for
obedience is that of ascribing TIMELY CREDITS to that person, and even within that, it emanates from God.
Php 2:12-13; Isa 1:18.

Being an OFFENDER FOR A WORD over something that does not amount to a "hill of beans," is unfruitful
and meaningless, resulting in negatives. Isa 29:21.

THREE different DELIVERIES - 2Co 1:10.
1. Covenant/Legal;
2. Vital New Birth, and
3. The Body at the End-Time will be changed.
And ALL three deliveries will be completed.

REWARDS - Timely, the Apostle Paul claimed in Holy Writ there were such that accrued to him, in that if he preached the Gospel without charge and willingly, he therein was rewarded. 1Co 9:16-18; 1Ti 5:18.

Eph 4:14 - speaks of "sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive."
Question: Are these men non-elect or just ignorant, or unregenerated folks?

God is the Potter, and we are the Clay. God molds and makes us according to His Purpose, Pleasure, Will and
Choice. He even makes us Willing. Ps 110:3; Jer 18:1-6; Ro 9:20-16:27; Php 2:12-13.

God designed the "Laws of Meteorology," so with this PREMISE and PRINCIPLE in place, in - Mr 4:37-41 - while Jesus was asleep, did He CAUSE the "great storm," so He could rebuke the wind, or, did he rebuke the wind since there was a "great storm?"

If "ALL THINGS" of Ro 8:28 includes ALL actions good and bad and God CAUSES them all, then here are SOME THINGS God causes that OUGHT NOT SO TO BE. Jas 3:10.

From Free-Will Arminianism to Absolutism is going the full gamut of ONE EXTREME to the OTHER, leaving
no room for the balance of TRUTH. No one can "rightly divide" the word of Truth in either extreme. Either
extreme will require the ignoring and by-passing of many Scriptures in Holy Writ. 2Ti 2:15.

Jesus riding the donkey into Jerusalem was being PRAISED by a multitude as He rode by. These folks were not allowed in the Temple, and those therein REJECTED Him, so He EJECTED them - Mt 21:12-13.

Zeal of God is a manifestation of Life. Spiritual Zeal is evidence of Spiritual Life; however, many who are endowed with such are in ignorance going about to establish their own righteousness. Ro 10:1-3.

The Wisdom of men is NOT where the POWER OF GOD is.  Such POWER is found in Spiritual Wisdom, and that is found in the framework of FAITH, not Sight. 1Co 2:5-8; 2Co 5:7.

Both the O.T. and N.T. declare that "The just shall live by faith." It does not say the faithful shall always live justly. Those people justified by the blood of Christ are to live by the gospel, and not by legalistic law; also not to draw back. Hab 2:4; Ro 1:17; Ga 3:11; Heb 10:38.

SOVEREIGNTY of God has never, for a single moment, abdicated or dispensed or yielded to mankind of such.  Yet, He has given POWER to certain men for His Own Sovereign Reasons, imminently with Himself. Power is NOT Sovereignty, as power can be taken away, yet Sovereignty is always ABSOLUTE. Mt 10:1; 28:18.

God is not responsible for the sins of the OUTWARD man, and the INWARD man cannot sin. 2Co 4:16; 1Jo 3:9; However, God's Law does punish any and all sins - Jas 1:13-15; Ro 6:23.

God's Chastening Rod does not allow one micro of sin or disobedience slip by - Ga 6:7; Heb 4:12-13; 12:5-11 - unchecked, but with justice meted out appropriately.

Every Born-again Regenerated Child of God is endowed with Spiritual ABILITY, but such does not guarantee
COMPLIANCE Timely or Conditionally or Gospelly., even though the Invitation is extended. Mt 11:28-30.

Divine Inspiration declares Cain's ATTITUDE in Ge 4:9  "Am I my brother's keeper?" Jesus' ATTITUDE is totally different in - Mt 22:39 - declaring "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Which ATTITUDE should we follow?

NEGLECT NOT - Heb 2:1- Gospelly, we OUGHT TO GIVE the more earnest HEED to the things which we have heard, lest at ANY TIME we should let them slip. This is CONDITIONAL TIMELY GOSPEL Deliverance. Heb 2:3 - NEGLECT NOT so great salvation. Just DON'T NEGLECT such, since you can.

"The steps of a good man are ORDERED by the Lord." Are these steps FORCED or are they laid out as a COURSE to follow? Be careful now. Ps 37:25.

Pr 16:9 - "A man's heart deviseth his way, but the Lord DIRECTETH his steps." Again, as in yesterday's comments about Ps 37:25, read also Ps 37:24 and find that God lays out the COURSE but does not FORCE compliance. V24 shows that we do fall. If this was FIXED-FORCED there would be no fall.

If there is NO "TIMELY" Aspect of Salvation, then what is the eternal destiny of the BELIEVER who died before he could be BAPTIZED? Mr 16:16

The present modern, contemporary environmental thrust in America is such that it violates the clear intent of language and the context of - 1Ti 2:9-10 and 1Pe 3:2-5 - referring to Holy Writ dressing code.

The SIMPLICITY that is in Christ, is also found in the DEPTHS of The True Gospel. Our minds should be turned from the corrupting of Satan to this level of wisdom and understanding - 2Co 11:3.

Ps 68:19 - David is very thankful to the Lord for DAILY loading him with BENEFITS. That is clearly
TIMELY Grace and Mercy, which reaches beyond just the Eternal.

God does NOT CAUSE, but PERMITS most timely events and actions of men on the Earth, even those
in the negative. 1Co 16:7; Heb 6:3.

Jesus Christ was TEMPTED in all points like as we are, yet without sin. He never YIELDED thereunto.  We do, from time to time, and reap what we sow.  Heb 4:15; Ga 6:7.

The expression all through the N.T. "that it might be Fulfilled which was spoken by the O.T. Prophets" is that of ONLY Foreknowing, and certainly not that of Predestination. Mt 1:22-23. Amen?

Jesus Christ came to FULFILL every micro jot and tittle of the O.T. Law and Prophets. Mt 5:17. He did so
down to the microscopic level of BOTH.

God says in - 2Ch 7:14 - "IF YOU - THEN I"  Does He still have enough power in this N.T. Church
Age to do the same?

ORDINANCES of God and also of man; both are to be kept; the first "of God" and the second that of "man's
Civil laws." Ro 13:2; 1Pe 2:13 Both are herein approved of God.

If a P.B. Church calls for the ordination to the ministry of a brother, who is well-studied, sound in the Scriptures and fervent in the Spirit should he submit? No, not unless he FEELS CALLED OF GOD to the office work therein. Ro 11:29; 1Co 1:26; Heb 5:4.

Paul teaches that he LEARNED that in whatsoever state I am, to therewith be CONTENT - Php 4:11. Are we discontented?  Then we have not yet LEARNED ENOUGH, for Paul told Timothy -

 1Ti 6:6.

Moses refuses the pleasures of sin for a season, choosing rather, suffering afflictions with the People of God.  He did best for the LONG TERM, and denied SHORT-TERM.  Did he chose right? Heb 11:24-26.

2Ti 4:3 - "For the time will come when they will not endure SOUND doctrine," as their carnal lusts becomes their first priority." This TIME IS UPON US. So be sober, be vigilant, be alert, be aware and awake.
1Pe 5:8.

The Carnal Mind is Death, and the Spiritual Mind is Life and Peace - Ro 8:6.  Therefore, there can never be any fellowship between these two minds while we sojourn as timely strangers and pilgrims on this earth. Ga 5:17; Heb 11:13.

There are many N.T. Verses telling us to ask, seek, knock, sit, stand, walk, run, pray, repent, believe, confess, read, study, learn, meditate, follow, look, hear, touch, etc., but do ANY OF THESE have any ETERNAL consequences tied thereunto? If so, give me chapter and verse.

There are many NATURAL technological availabilities to add to natural comforts in our contemporary society, which has nothing to do with the SPIRITUAL Worship Services. Joh 4:24.

Jesus was on Calvary's Cross for SIX Hours. The First Three of LIGHT was "Man's Negative Works" and the last Three of DARKNESS was "God's Works." Mt 26:45; Mr 15:25--33; Lu 23:44.

What DAY is this prophecy referring to: Am 8:9?  "And it shall come to pass in that day - that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and darken the earth in the clear day." What Sayest Thou?

God is No Respecter of Person, in "One Sense," yet He is in "Another Sense." Ac 10:34; Ge 4:4-5. Do you know which sense is which? Answer is found in determining which is ETERNAL and which is TIMELY reference the two different aspects of Salvation, such as = Eph 2:8-10; Php 2:12-13.

Studying is like climbing a mountain - a Hard Struggle, but the view from the top is the worthy result. Read:
Ec 12:12; 2Pe 3:18; 1Ti 4:13-16.

Ac 6:2 - employs this phrase - "It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables?" Context here is establishing the Deacon's Office & Works. Question: What are these (plural) tables? Is not the Communion Table singular?

Jesus did NOT offer literal hemoglobin blood in Heaven. Yet, Holy Writ says-  

Heb 9:12 - that she would have fewer children than that of the Desolate, who would have many more than the True Bride of Christ. In fact a "Remnant compared to a Multitude."  Mt 7:13-14.

All Sin is Evil, but All Evil is not Sin. Check these two references for context - Isa 45:7; Ec 12:1 - This latter is only that of OLD AGE.

"Free Will" is a misnomer. Joh 1:13 - "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Humans have never had any choice or will in either their NATURAL or their SPIRITUAL births. Even your timely choices are within boundaries and defined perimeters.

The difference between Sins and Trespasses - Eph 2:1 - is that sins can be omission or commission, whereas trespasses are a violation by commission only. Doing too much is a trespass; and not doing enough is an iniquity, which comes short of the objective. Ps 17:2; Pr 26:7.

I taught my children THREE things that makes life worthwhile. 1. Have something to do presently; 2. Something to LOOK FORWARD to, and, 3|. To love someone. Pr 29:18; Tit 2:12-13; Joh 13:35; The first thing to SEEK presently, is the Lord, then His Church, and you will find many to love. Mt 6:33-34.

Aged Women must be of behaviour in holiness, teachers of good things to the younger; Love their husbands and children, be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of the Lord be not blasphemed. Tit 2:3-5

Zeal is a manifestation of Life. Spiritual Zeal (of God) is evidence of Spiritual Life; however, many who are endowed with such are in ignorance going about to establish their own righteousness.  Ro 10:1-3.

"The World" of Joh 3:16, does not embrace the "Same World" of Joh 17:9. There are many Worlds mentioned in The Bible, precisely SIX specifically. Heb 1:2; 11:3.

Our lives should be that of rooting out, pulling down, destroying and throwing down, day by day, in order to
build and to plant. Think on this seriously.  Jer 1:10

Re 20:6,14 - speaks of the SECOND DEATH. How many Deaths are there mentioned in Holy Writ? Jude 12 - speaks of TWICE DEAD. What do these TWO deaths teach us?  What is the FIRST DEATH, then the SECOND death?

Did Moses do the right thing in by-passing the PLEASURES OF SIN for a season? Did he miss-out on much of "fun-living?"  His option and choice was to suffer affliction with the People of God, for the season of his life on the Earth. What are your choices going to be, or have been? Heb 11:24-26.

DEAD two ways - Unregenerated (not born-again) and/or also GOSPELLY, in ignorance without Scriptural Knowledge, such as the women herein - 1Ti 5:6.

Eph 2:1 - teaches the NEW BIRTH (Regenerated) by the Voice of the Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63. Quickened means to be given Spiritual Life in the New Birth and also at the END-TIME 2nd Coming of Christ - the Resurrection of the mortal bodies wherein they are changed to immortal - Ro 8:11; Php 3:21.

Jesus Christ was never liable to any man, yet He was LIABLE to be obedient in executing His Father's Will
to condescend to Earth and Die for the Sins of His People - Mt 26:38-40; 2Co 5:21; Joh 6:37-39; Heb 9:14; 10:14.

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Could any of us be in that category? Having a "form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof:" from such turn away. 2Ti 3:5,7.

Without a body made like unto his brethren, how could Jesus feel, sense, be touched and know experientially, the feelings of MORTAL man's infirmities? In ALL POINTS He was tempted like as we are, YET WITHOUT SIN. 2Co 5:21; Heb 2:17; 4:15.

What is the difference in "DONE" vs. "DO?" Eternal Salvation was DONE in Christ on Calvary's Cross. The "DO" follows and we are to DO many Righteous Acts/Actions "BECAUSE OF" and not "IN ORDER TO." Joh 19:30; Eph 2:8-10; Php 2:12-13.

Consider this carefully. Are the items listed in 1Ti 3:1-7 Attributes that have been acquired, or just "Objectives" to be Acquired? Your answer should harmonize with Heb 5:4.

God VERTICALLY came down and CREATED, then we HORIZONALLY PRO-CREATE. There is no Vertical
Evolution, but there is a form of Horizonal Evolution, this meaning that Apples are still Apples, and Cows are still Cows, and People are still People. Ge 1 & Ge 2; Heb 7:7.

There are two classes of sinners - Unregenerates/Aliens, and also Regenerates/Born-Again. Eph 2:1-2. Both are the products of their predecessors - The First Adam and the Second Adam. 1Co 15:15-49; Ro 8:20.

The word "Conversation" does not always mean verbal.  In - Php 3:20 - it contextually and definitively means "Citizenship" - We are strangers and pilgrims on this Earth - Heb 11:13 - as our Citizenship is in Heaven.

Faith is a Fruit of the Spirit - Ga 5:22-23. No one has this ingredient except by the NEW BIRTH -this is -
REGENERATION, and that comes only by the Holy Spirit, the very voice of the Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63.

Read yesterday's "The Truth is" and then be aware that ALL OTHER aspects of Faith are DOWN-STREAM from, and are EFFECT and NEVER CAUSES that of the initial Faith, such as GOSPEL FAITH - Ro 10:17.

Am 4:12 is often quoted to stir fear in a person to "get their act together" for ETERNAL purposes, with the phrase "PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD, O Israel." Question:  Doest this text have a "TIMELY" or "Eternal" consequence?

Is there any text in the K.J.T. indicating that a person is "to INVITE CHRIST into your heart" with an eternal
consequence of Eternal Salvation? There are many texts bidding a person to COME UNTO ME FOR TIMELY
REST, but NOT for eternal life - Mt 11:28-30.

Zec 8:4-6 prophesies that the N.T. Church should be filled with the old and the young, especially that of "the Streets of the city should be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof." Are we finding this factor in the Church today, and if not, why not? Ponder this seriously.

"Remove not the ancient landmark, which our fathers have set." Pr 22:28 This would certainly be in harmony with the Marks of N.T. Church Identity. Have we by neglect been guilty herein?

Adam did not die a SPIRITUAL death in the Garden because he only had a perfect NATURAL life. Adam had not partaken of the "Tree of Life." Ge 2:7-17.

Isa 35:8 - Is an HIGHWAY and then a WAY both the same or different, amd which is pointing prophetically to the N.T. Church? Which is for ONLY the "WAYFARING MEN?

Jesus taught that the TWO great Commandments in the Law Was to FIRST Love God, then, SECOND, to Love your Neighbor as yourself. Mt 22:35-40. Do we love our-selves BETTER than our neighbor? Le 19:18.

Paul addresses in the Roman Letter - Ro 1:7 - "To ALL THAT BE IN ROME, beloved of God, called to be
Saints." So - Ro 12:3 - the Faith Dealt to every man by God is that of ALL the called, chosen saints in Rome and not just to a "chosen few."

God is not only that OF LOVE, but also He is Sovereign and Righteous even in indignation, anger, wrath, hatred, jealousy, revenge, vengeance, rebuke, and fury, otherwise how would He deal with sin? Na 1:2-6; Ro 9:11-13; 12:19; Heb 10:30.

Ps 147:4 - "He telleth the NUMBER of the stars; he calleth them ALL by their names." This is not only just a fact of literal nature, but such depicts the entire family of God, of which no man can number nor know ALL of them both naturally and Spiritually. Re 20:15; 21:27.

Markings, Tatoos, etc., on the body are very clearly spoken against in the K.J.T.  Le 19:28 – “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” Le 21:5 – “…not make any cuttings in their flesh.”  These texts are not complicated and are easy to interpret, as they are written in clear English.

God gave Adam four choices in the Garden of Eden, as a River (Ge 2:10) went out of Eden to water the Garden, and it divided into four heads. God put man in the Garden with these four choices with only one restriction, Gen. 2:15-16-17.  Guess which choice man  took?   We are all in that fallen choice.

BELIEF is a noun, and Believing or Believeth is a verb.  So, Spiritually “life always must  precede actions.” I will amplify Lu 8:8-10 -   BELIEVING means they have the “Spiritual”  hearing-ear, but, yet many do not correctly  exercise their already “aliveness.”  All Born- again elect children BELIEVE, but only in their INWARDNESS. And the majority of these are  mislead Gospelly, as such is not being Rightly Divided, (Isa 9:16; Jer 50:6)  thereby they  go into the Multitude of – Mt 7:13. So, then  there is a FEW “believers” in the Truth Gospel =  Mt 7:14.  The highly valued principle is to  learn there are TWO different levels of BELIEF  vs. BELIEVING.  

There is a great difference between WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE.  Solomon wrote in Pr 4:7 that Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get under- standing.  The latter herein is the ability to employ Wisdom properly and profitably,  spiritually and naturally.  Read the whole  context – Pr 4:1-9. The SHE is Wisdom.

The K.J.T. teaches clearly all the areas which  are in dispute in our current generation, reference Education, Social, Recreational, Entertainment, Political and Religious, so we do have a standard  arm by which to gauge all our areas in life.  It all  should start with the clear teachings from Jesus in  His Sermon on the Mount – Mt 6:33 –“But seek  ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;  and all these things shall be added unto you.” If you  read the context of the verses just above and up to  Mt 6:33 you will find it covers all the various necessary  things needed in this life.

Cain vs. Abel – Ge 4:3-4; Heb 11:4.  God accepts the PERSON first, then his works.  Notice this precise  language in  = ref: Cain = “Cain brought of the fruit of the ground.”  Abel brought “of the firstlings of his flock.” Cain was only manifesting his DEAD condition as in Adam’s Fallen Nature by his offering from the ground.   Abel manifested his LIVE status in Christ’s nature by  offering “living beings.”  Their offerings were only a  reflection of their natures,, from ABOVE, and not from  the FLESH, being brothers in Adam.  So, again, the  RESPECT was only clearly and openly declaring Abel  as already being ACCEPTED in God, and not the cause  of such respect.  Many centuries later, this very SAME  PRINCIPLE was still in effect, being stated again in  Heb 11:4 = “by which he obtained witness” that Abel  was righteous and Cain was not.  These two witnesses  were only showing forth what was already facts, and  not causing such.

There are many MYSTERIES mentioned in the KJT. Paul stated more than once “behold I shew you a  MYSTERY” but he never explained the depths therein, but just that such existed.  There are just TWO major  categories:  Mystery of God = 1Ti 3:16,  and Mystery of Iniquity = 2Th 2:7. Now, these Two Major Mysteries, hidden from beginning of the  World.  One was found in two entities – Jesus Christ  and His N.T. Church. So, we confront a term called  hypo-static union.  The union of two natures, human  and divine, in the person or hypostasis only of Jesus Christ, is an eternal  person, invisible without a body,  then this Incarnate person is visible with a body. This  is the only case of  such on record.   Even after His  resurrection, He still had the outward visible signs of identification = Joh 20:24-29,  He was still in the  SAME, but GLORIFIED BODY of “flesh and bones,  as ye see me have” in – Lu 24:36-39.   No end  to this study, but much more is available.

The TRUE N.T. Church is mainly identified by FIVE  areas, not just one.  DOCTRINE, ORDER, PRACTICE, DUTY and DISCIPLINE.  Notice Ac 2:42, These items were worthy of the 3000 being baptized that day after Peter’s wonderful sermon in Ac 2:14 forward to Ac 2:47. These verses covers the FIVE items.  Even Singing  was vocal only – Eph 5:19; Col 3:16.  There were  no additional programs, activities, games, recreations,  entertainments, departments, employees, offices or  officers added. 

The following steps are found listed clearly in the K.J.T. ref. Eternal Salvation; then the following is TIMELY or GOSPEL Salvation among the Eternal  Group; The first number is an innumerable host no  man can number – Re 7:9; so then, within that  group is a few which can be numbered. The First  Eternal  Group Steps are  Everlasting Covenant,  Legal, Vital, then the 2 FEW are found in their  Gospel Obedience. Everlasting Covenant, that is  a Contract by the Holy Trinity – 2Sa 23:5; Ps 139:16; Heb 13:20; so then The Legal  Group is represented by Jesus’ own Redeeming  Shed Blood on Calvary’s Cross, then offered only to God for you; as Paul deemed in 1Co 2:2; & Heb 9:14;  then the Vital is the New Birth which started with the O.T. Chosen, and Regenerated by His Voice–Joh 5:25. Next,the Few in Hearing,  Receiving, Faith-Believing, and Obeying in Water  Baptist; 1Pe 3:21.  The Few vs. the Multitude  are mentioned in Mt 7:13-14. Then even in such disobedience of the multitude, such does not negate  the Covenant, or the Legal or the Vital. All you Old Liners already knew these two salvations. .

For deep study, consider the MARK OF THE BEAST – Re 13:16-18.  The number 666 is the mark of man.  Re 13:18 – “Here is wisdom. Let  him that hath understanding count the number of  the beast: for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”  So, in Fallen Adam that is us. Now go back to the  contextual beginning of Re 13 and find the  Beast is also a Trinity, imitating, duplicating,  counterfeiting  and fraudulently misleading all humanity.   This beast of Re 13:1-3, then received  from the Dragon who gave power to him, and all  worship him whose names are NOT written in the  book of life, then the next beast in V11- got his  power from the Beast, who got his power from the  Dragon of Re 13:4;    Re 13:12  shows him as exercising all  the power of this 2 Beast and deceiving all with  this power, as they together cause all sinfulness,  even in this vain world of  Re 13:16-17.  Does all this  show a negative trinity?

The DAUGHTER OF ZION is found prophetically in the O.T.  Prophets; Jerusalem is Zion and the Daughter is the N.T.  Church.  Now read these verses=Ps 48:2; 50:2; Isa 1:8; 4:4-6; 52:1-2; 62:11; Jer 6:2-3; 8:19-22; La 2:15; Zep 3:12-14; Zec 9:9.  Notice all these refer to Zion as a Beauty and a Daughter, simply meaning the True N.T. Church.  The FEW of Mt 7:14 is her.  Mt 21:5 refers to the Daughter again; She is a Little Flock – Lu 12:32;  She  is also known as a Residue – Ac 15:17; and a Remnant in in Ro 9:27-29; 11:5; Ga 4:26 as a Mother.   Re 22:1-2  says she is a “HER.”  She is the True Bride of Jesus Christ Joh 3:29.  Now don’t misunderstand, this is NOT the Whole  Family, but is the True N.T.Church, the BRIDE, a special  Daughter of the whole family, and we all know who the  Bridegroom is – Jesus Christ.

The ABUNDANT LIFE is that of FIVE “L,s”   as Is found in Joh 10:10 – Jesus speaking = “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” 1 is  LEARNING = Mt 11:29; 2Ti 3:7;  No. 2 – LEAVING  as in – Mr 10:29-30; Lu 18:29-30.  No. 3 – LOSING =  Mt 10:39; 16:25;  No. 4 – LIVING = Joh 14:19; Ga 2:19-20; and No. 5 = LOVING = Joh 13:35; Eph 5:1-2.    Now I close  with, the string of “LEARNING, LEAVING, LOSING, LIVING, and LOVING.”   Notice these all begin with the OLD being gone, and the NEW are the last two.  Praise His Holy Name, and read  this closing text:  Col 3:1-4.

Here is evidence of prophecy, even in N.T. Times, as is found in this 21 Century, that of Paul’s words in 1Ti 4:1-3.  The “latter times” (right now) these things are happening – “departing the faith, heeding doctrines of devils, lies in hypocrisy, the conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry and even the eating of meats.

Jas 1:27 – Here is an assignment for True N.T. Members as each needs to be alerted to the “Practical” aspect of duty  and obedience while they sojourn here in Time.  “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the  fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself  unspotted from the world.”  This advice is to be applied to  orphans and to widows. The widow affliction is “singular” so  loneliness is the affliction.  Now, in addition to those specific  applications, in ALL OTHER areas of their lives is to STAY  UNSPOTTED from the wicked actions outside of the church.   That means there must be NO inward thoughts or outward  actions of worldly ungodliness. That is PURE Religion.  This  text is so very true, but does not APPLY to Eternal Salvation,  as that Contract is already completed in the Redemptive  Shed Blood, as in Heb 13:20… 

Mt 5:37  - Jesus says – “But let your communication  be, Yea, yea; nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than  these cometh of evil.”  Yet, there is another side to  this story:  Heb 13:16 – But to do good and to  communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”  So there is a positive and  also a negative side to this factor. 

The Fruit of the Spirit is a Singular Spiritual Fruit, described in 9  different views – Ga 5:22-23 = Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness and Temperance.  All Born-again (Regenerated) are ALL on the Same Spiritual Tree,  from the SAME root, Jesus Christ, according to an everlasting covenant (Contract) designed before the timely world began.  They may not all manifest each of these nine descriptions to the same extent, from none to great.  However, my major point herein is that ALL, inwardly possess ALL nine.  Another major points is that ALL these same folks ALL STILL also possess the outward  fallen nature of Adam, which are the works of the flesh, and they ALL possess all these, even though they may not openly and outward display all such.  Think on these issues, as BOTH of  these issues, are in the negative and in the positive.  To say, for  example, that if a Regenerated Person does not display LOVE,  such does not mean they are not endowed therein.  This Spiritual  Tree does possess this SINGULAR Fruit of the Spirit in ALL nine  areas. 

The following statement is VITAL to TRUTH in understanding with proper knowledge, and of Rightly Dividing.  All Scripture which contains ANY proposition is, in the O.T., is that of being  under various Laws including Moses’.  In the  N.T. it is that of being under Jesus Christ’s Laws  of Grace, without, under any circumstance, in either the O.T. & N.T. ref. to ETERNAL Salvation.

The Fruit of the Spirit is listed in nine (9) different descriptions Ga 5:22-23 as:  Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness and Temperance. Herein I desire discussing briefly the definition of Temperance, which is that of being steady with your temper-behavior, not being loud,  yelling, angry, boisterous, unreasonable, offensive, but, calm, cool, collected with smooth gentleness, 24/7.  So, the only  person who can really accomplish these behaviors must be   a BORN-AGAIN Regenerated Child of God, and especially if  this person has some Gospel Knowledge.  The more they are informed with the TRUE Gospel, the parallel will be smooth and commensurate.  Yet even the timid would probably be temperate.  There is NO LAW anywhere against these Nine descriptions.

WORKS OF THE FLESH vs. FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
Joh 3:6 Jesus said “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” So here is the conflict.  The Fallen Nature of Adam is in all humanity, but only those born of the Spirit is of the Holy Trinity from above.  Interestingly, it is not known BY WORDS in any language, either of  these factors, when born of the flesh, and even when born of the Spirit; Both these two different births must be LEARNED.  The first is learned from the Parents & then at School from the teacher;  The 2 Birth must be learned from experience and teaching from the Parents and especially from the Minister of the True Preached  Gospel.  Neither of these two LEARNINGS are ever completely and fully understood. Go ask any Doctor, or Minister.  The evidence of the 1 is seen day by  day, including mistakes, not to be repeated, and the  2 likewise is experienced also from Day to day and  Church on Sunday.  Now read  about The Fruit of the  Spirit in Ga 5:22-23.

Fabulous point, is so clear, very easy to understand in the  normal physical realm of life, is that you first must be ALIVE  and about 6 years old before you can even START to School, hoping that your earhly Parents had already taught you the  numbers, starting with 1,2,3, and the ABC’s-Alphabet.  This same principle stays the same for SPIRITUAL life. Next, life  in both realms starts with CONCEPTION, before there is any HEAD knowledge.  Think on this –  An example is this Doctor of Law, well-informed in the Law, but ignorant of the NEW SPIRITUAL BIRTH and Life.  Joh 3:1-10.  Most of God’s BORN-AGAIN folks are like this lawyer.

All your sins in Adam were paid in full by the BLOOD OF The Lord Jesus Christ, redeeming us forever from our Sins.  So you owe no one nothing ETERNALLY, but should be praising His Name during YOUR TIME on earth -  Isa 53:12; Mt 27:28;’ Mr 14:24; Heb 9:7-14,22; 10:4; 1Pe 1:2.   So, Praise Him while you live on earth.  Now that “PRAISE” is the 2nd, Timely & Gospel Salvation.

Misc (Untitled and/or Unanswered)

SURVEY - What do you think is the most mis-represented text by the so-called Denominational Christian World?

Until I thought of 1Ti 2:4, I would have said Joh 3:16. 

What do you think?

MGB,

Regie

Isa 52:10, "The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God." Prophetically, who is the BARE ARM?

Can you name the four (4) Scriptural Requirements for Water Baptism?

1. Born-Again Believer;
2. Proper Administrator;

3. Proper Mode; and
4. Proper Motive or Reason. Scriptures for each?

Ro 7 will never be understood if you do not learn how to RIGHTLY DIVIDE pronouns, because many different LAWS are mentioned in this chapter. Can you name and number all these different laws?

Can you find the VERY FIRST Prayer in the K.J.T. Holy Bible?  When and by Whom? Clue: It was AFTER Adam's Fall.  Now can you find the FIRST WORSHIP Form - an Altar, in Holy Writ? When and by Whom?

That the Verse "And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." is only a "Half- Hinge." The first phrase of this Verse states "ALL the Father giveth me SHALL come to me." - Joh 6:37. However, there is also to be a CASTING OUT. Guess who?

Eph 1:12 - "That we should be to the praise of his glory, WHO FIRST TRUSTED IN CHRIST." Who FIRST TRUSTED, had CONFIDENCE IN, FAITH IN, Christ? Contextually, was it the Jews, Gentiles, His Apostles, Disciples, Members of the Church at Ephesus, or was it God the Father Himself?

Ho 2:16 - What is the difference between "Ishi" and "Baali?"  One is Austere, Stern, Legal, Hard, Ridged, Non-yielding; while the other is Kind, Gentle, Loving, Merciful, Tender, and much Longsuffering. The CHANGE is found in the ending of the O.T. Law Age and the beginning of the N.T. Grace Church Age.

Mt 4:4 - "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that prceedeth out of the mouth of God." Some folks do try to live by NATURAL things only; however, the ABUNDANT and RICH Life is SPIRITUAL, found only in the Word of God - Joh 10:10.

Do you know the difference between these two old historical slang-terms - PEDO-BAPTISTS, and ANNA-BAPTISTS? Neither are Scriptural. What Sayest Thou?

Paul mentions in - Tit 1:1 - "according to the faith of God's elect." When did they come into possession of FAITH and from Whom? Did this distribution lessen the storehouse of Faith? Was the Distributor still full of Faith?

The Love of Christ has FOUR dimensions - Eph 3:17-18 = Breadth, Length, Depth and Height. Can you explain the difference between Height and Depth?

Government? Should it be upon the Civil Shoulders of man's elected few; or upon the ONE Spiritual Shoulder of the One who is never wrong - Isa 9:6-7?

Theocracy was the O.T. Mode; I would not mind if we were still under "Church and State" being together, but only if God elected our President. What Sayest Thou?

Eph 4:14 - speaks of "sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive."
Question: Are these men non-elect or just ignorant, or unregenerated folks?

God designed the "Laws of Meteorology," so with this PREMISE and PRINCIPLE in place, in - Mr 4:37-41 - while Jesus was asleep, did He CAUSE the "great storm," so He could rebuke the wind, or, did he rebuke the wind since there was a "great storm?"

If there is NO "TIMELY" Aspect of Salvation, then what is the eternal destiny of the BELIEVER who died before he could be BAPTIZED? Mr 16:16

God says in - 2Ch 7:14 - "IF YOU - THEN I"  Does He still have enough power in this N.T. Church Age to do the same?

What DAY is this prophecy referring to: Am 8:9?  "And it shall come to pass in that day - that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and darken the earth in the clear day." What Sayest Thou?

God is No Respecter of Person, in "One Sense," yet He is in "Another Sense." Ac 10:34; Ge 4:4-5. Do you know which sense is which? Answer is found in determining which is ETERNAL and which is TIMELY reference the two different aspects of Salvation, such as = Eph 2:8-10; Php 2:12-13.

Ac 6:2 - employs this phrase - "It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables?" Context here is establishing the Deacon's Office & Works. Question: What are these (plural) tables? Is not the Communion Table singular?

Re 20:6,14 - speaks of the SECOND DEATH. How many Deaths are there mentioned in Holy Writ? Jude 12 - speaks of TWICE DEAD. What do these TWO deaths teach us?  What is the FIRST DEATH, then the SECOND death?

Consider this carefully. Are the items listed in 1Ti 3:1-7 Attributes that have been acquired, or just "Objectives" to be Acquired? Your answer should harmonize with Heb 5:4.

Am 4:12 is often quoted to stir fear in a person to "get their act together" for ETERNAL purposes, with the phrase "PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD, O Israel." Question:  Doest this text have a "TIMELY" or "Eternal" consequence?

Is there any text in the K.J.T. indicating that a person is "to INVITE CHRIST into your heart" with an eternal consequence of Eternal Salvation? There are many texts bidding a person to COME UNTO ME FOR TIMELY REST, but NOT for eternal life - Mt 11:28-30.

Zec 8:4-6 prophesies that the N.T. Church should be filled with the old and the young, especially that of "the Streets of the city should be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof." Are we finding this factor in the Church today, and if not, why not? Ponder this seriously.

Isa 35:8 - Is an HIGHWAY and then a WAY both the same or different, amd which is pointing prophetically to the N.T. Church? Which is for ONLY the "WAYFARING MEN?

Jesus taught that the TWO great Commandments in the Law Was to FIRST Love God, then, SECOND, to Love your Neighbor as yourself. Mt 22:35-40. Do we love ourselves BETTER than our neighbor? Le 19:18.

 If you are endowed with a SPIRITUAL GIFT, are you to keep it to yourself for your own self-gratification, or are you scripturally admonished to distribute it for the benefit of others, especially ref. the Word of God. 1Co 14:36

Misc by Elder Hulan Bass

Misc by Elder Hulan Bass

God is not only that OF LOVE, but also He is Sovereign and Righteous even in indignation, anger, wrath, hatred, jealousy, revenge, vengeance, rebuke, and fury, otherwise how would He deal with sin? Na 1:2-6; Ro 9:11-13; 12:19; Heb 10:30.

Paul addresses in the Roman Letter - Ro 1:7 - "To ALL THAT BE IN ROME, beloved of God, called to be Saints." So - Ro 12:3 - the Faith Dealt to every man by God is that of ALL the called, chosen saints in Rome and not just to a "chosen few."

Jesus taught that the TWO great Commandments in the Law Was to FIRST Love God, then, SECOND, to Love your Neighbor as yourself. Mt 22:35-40. Do we love ourselves BETTER than our neighbor? Le 19:18.

LINKS IN A CHAIN have historically been this way:

HABITS, become
CUSTOMS, which become
TRADITIONS, and this leads to
SACREDNESS, then the final is
RELIGIOUS.

These are points to ponder, which cannot be ignored.

So, HABITS, usually starts with an individual, then he teaches this to his peers, and then such becomes a CUSTOM. Then these folks hand this "custom" down to the next generation. This next generation deems such "custom" as a TRADITION, then this "tradition" becomes SACRED. Lastly we have a NEW Religion.

Jesus renounces HOME-MADE Traditions - Mt 15:1-9

Paul upholds and teaches Biblical TRADITIONS - 2Th 2:15.

Lastly, may I state that it behooves us all to prayerfully strive diligently for the TRUE "Rightly Dividing" of the Word of Truth, and "that's" Tradition. 2Ti 2:15.

Peter was fiery. John was laid-back. So are all the God-called preachers from one of these extremes to the other. Yet The Lord does not assassinate any of their personalities, yet the TRUTH is preached by them all. Read: Ac 15:37-41.

Isa 29:13 - teaches there are people who draw nigh unto God with their mouth, & their lips honour Him; but their Heart (soul) is far from Him. This precept is taught by Men, and not from God.

IN earth does not mean ON earth. Mt 6:10. Notice where the "in earth" is found - 2Co 4:7. It is in the INWARD person of a Regenerated Person.

You cannot figure out God & His Creations by Scientific Solutions nor seen Evidences because they are higher than the heavens, and beyond finite minds, but only BY FAITH can you know. Isa 55:8-9; Ro 11:33-34; 2Co 5:7. Search all you may, but FAITH only prevails. Job 11:7.

"Sin Nature" alone does not send anyone to the Eternal Lake of Fire. If that be so, then Reprobation would be true. But ACTUAL, LITERAL PRACTICED sins do, pertaining to all who were not embraced in the Blood Covenant - Heb 13:20; Re 1:5; Eph 1:7; 2:3; Col 1:14; Ro 3:23; 5:12; 9:22; Ec 7:20.

We are all fallen in Adam, yet the Regenerated are Risen In Christ. So in the same order, we are professors of our Profession, either negative or positive. Ro 5:12; Col 3:1-3. That is - we PRACTICE our POSSESSION.

The N.T. Church is referred to as a GREAT HOUSE of Gold, Silver, Wood and Earth, some to honour, some to dishonour. 2Ti 2:20-21. If a man purge himself from these he becomes honourable, sanctified and meat for the Master's Use and prepared unto every good work. How are YOU doing?

Paul's "Thorn in the flesh" given him never departed, leaving him grieving over persecuting the N.T. Church and Saints; but God's Grace was sufficient - 2Co 12:7-9; 1Co 15:8-9; Ac 8:3. Do you have a thorn?

Ac 17:25-26 settles the matter as to whether there is life on any of the other planets. "And hath made of one blood all nations OF MEN for to dwell on all the face of THE EARTH."

Ps 17:15 - David states - "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." So none are "satisfied" until this final - "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

The Word of God is CLOSED unto you until The Lord OPENS it to you. Lu 24:32,45. The Written Word is written by Divine Inspiration in such manner so that it is CLOSED before it is OPENED.

In the womb there is NO difference between an Elect and a Non-elect, neither having DONE ANY good or evil - both natures are the same before Regeneration - Ro 9:11-13.

Heb 11:1 - FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things NOT seen. Is this ONLY in PART of the CASES or is it the rule in ALL cases?

Human Reasoning, Natural, Carnal Logic will not suffice, when studying God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word. Isa 1:18 - "Come now, and let us reason together." From what basis? Answer: From the Scriptures ONLY - Ac 17:2. NOT from just Human finite thinking.

Ro 11:34 - "For who hath know the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?" It has been said by some that God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word is hard to understand, so why did He write it thusly?

I have a position on many issues in the K.J.T., and I believe I'm right, yet, I do not preach them in the pulpit, because I do not think they EDIFY. It it don't edify, why preach it?

Seeing the faults of others is easy, but if we would judge ourselves we should not be judged; but when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord - 1Co 11:31-32.

Faith in Holy Writ does not necessarily consider any of the various kinds of Natural, Carnal and Human "faith" items. Faith in the K.J.T. is that of being a FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT and is always thereby sanctified. Ga 5:22-23.

The lesson in Joh 8:1-11 is CONTEXTUALLY dealing with a women caught in the midst of adultery, and then forgiven, but told to GO AND SIN NO MORE. You cannot STOP sinning such sins while you are STILL LIVING IN THE MIDST OF SUCH.

ANTHROPOMORIPHICAL is a big non-bible word, meaning - God is displayed many time in the K.J.T. as having the same characteristics as a mortal man, such as the fingers, hand, arm, ears, eyes, etc. of God. Ps 8:3; De 11:12; Isa 52:10; 59:1; 63:5.

Why would God HIDE ANYTHING from us? Because our finite frames could not handle it. De 29:29; Ps 25:14; Joh 16:12; 1Co 2:7

SURVEY - What do you think is the most mis-represented text by the so-called Denominational Christian World?

Until I thought of 1Ti 2:4, I would have said Joh 3:16.

What do you think?

MGB,

Regie

The Glory of God is a great subject, but must be Rightly Divided, so as to see the varying aspects of the SAME Glory, even the glimpse timely, and the anticipation of The FULL "IN GLORY." Ex 33:18-23; Isa 6:3; 1Co 1:28-31; Ro 8:18.

Php 1:15-18 - Paul admits that Jesus Christ is preached "every which-a-way - envy, strife, good will, contention, not sincerely, and of love." Does this not still apprise us of the same dilemma today in 2006? Are we happy about it?

JUDGMENT is a great subject in God's Divinely Inspired Holy Written Word, but it must be "rightly Divided." A JUDGE can JUDGE a person "NOT GUILTY" or "GUILTY," and does. Joh 12:44-48.

Ro 8:2 - The Law of the "SPIRIT OF LIFE" in Christ Jesus is that VITAL application of the LEGAL
Payment. Legal is only at Calvary and Vital is IN THE HEART. Ac 17:31.

Do you mind mostly EARTHLY THINGS - Php 3:17-19? If so, you need to rearrange your priorities. That is not me, but the Apostle Paul teaching such. Read these verses again.

Paul and Silas teamed up, and Barnabas and John Mark teamed up, each going separate ways, because of the sharp contention between them. Ac 15:37-41. Which side was wrong? Answer: Neither, just different personalities.

Isa 52:10, "The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God." Prophetically, who is the BARE ARM?

Like unto, in the likeness of, or made like unto, are terms in the K.J.T. referring to the flesh body of the Lord Jesus Christ - Heb 2:17; Ro 8:3; Joh 1:14. All mean the same thing.

In the Bible, Joh 3:16 is a PROCLAMATION and DECLARATION, and not a PROPOSITION whatsoever.

Can you name the four (4) Scriptural Requirements for Water Baptism?

1. Born-Again Believer;
2. Proper Administrator;

3. Proper Mode; and
4. Proper Motive or Reason. Scriptures for each?

Deviations start as micros, with baby steps, but soon become giants. It has been said - what one generation tolerates, the next will accept. Little Foxes spoil the vine, even leading to disorder and malpractice, even
heresies - Song 2:15.

Wells of Salvation are in three parts, the same as our N.T. Worship Services - Singing Praise, Prayer
Preaching and closing with Singing; Isa 12:3-4.

This is an "ignorant" statement. There is no greater Ignorance than NOT knowing you are ignorant.
Ro 1:13; 10:3; 1Co 10:1; 12:1; 1Th 4:13; 2Pe 3:5.

INNOVATORS are always restless and stirring around looking for NEW WAYS to "package" the Gospel and even the Church. Ec 7:29; Ac 17:21; Ga 1:6-7; 5:7-9; 2Ti 3:1-7.

Free-Will is a farce. Several Scriptures teach it is NOT OF him that WILLETH or RUNNETH - Ro 9:16; It is NOT OF the WILL of man or of the flesh, but only of God - Joh 1:13.

The Holy Spirit is the VOICE OF The Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63; and the GOSPEL is just the report of such, as is found in - Ro 10:17; 2Ti 1:7-10.

Simplicity is a major Identifying Mark of the True N.T. Church, not Multiple Programs & Activities. Just "COME AND SEE" our simplicity - Joh 1:46.

FAITH wears two (2) hats. First - A Fruit of the Spirit given in Regeneration/New Birth; Second - It comes in the Gospel as it is preached; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 10:17, and Faith always comes in the order as listed above.

Joh 6:63 - Herein Jesus declares that THE SPIRIT and HIS VOICE accomplish the quickening into Divine Life. The Words He speaks they are Spirit and they are Life.

Mt 25:31-34,41 - The SEPARATING of His Sheep from the Goats is the FINAL Discerning. The SETTING of one on His Right and the other on His Left is both DECLARATIVE and the other EXECUTIVE.

If Joh 3:16 means God LOVES the WHOLE HUMAN RACE, then how would you reconcile Ro 9:11-13
where God HATES one of the human family, even before his being Born?

The Millennium Reign began at Christ's Resurrection, then 2ndly, Christ's Final Coming. Heb 9:28. This
1000 years is POST-Mil., that is, He comes AFTER the FIGURATIVE Millennium.

God is more than just love and mercy. He is also jealous, angry, furious, wrathful, vengeful, full of hate with a righteous indignation; Isa 34:2; Na 1:2-3,6; Ro 1:18; 9:11-13; 12:18; Heb 10:30; Re 6:16-17.

God writes in His Holy Word, showing he employs FIGURES and EXAMPLES of PRINCIPLES. Ro 5:14; 1Co 4:6; 10:6; Heb 8:5; 9:9,24; 11:17-19; Joh 13:15; 1Pe 2:21; 3:21; Jude 1:6-7.

There is a vast difference between the NATURAL and SPIRITUAL in PRINCIPLE and APPLICATION. Notice the HEALING by Jesus does NOT follow the normal medical agenda, but is instantaneous. Mt 8:3

Two big words but very meaningful – Monergism vs. Synergism. However, the former is Eternal Salvation by Grace Only, and the latter is Works Mixed with Grace. Eph 2:8-10.

The Holy Bible is not a Road Map to Heaven, but it does tell you HOW you are Saved, which is BY GRACE ONLY - Joh 5:39; Ro 11:6; Eph 2:8-9.

If ALL Scriptures meant only ONE THING or ONE CONTEXT, then why did Paul tell us to "Rightly Divide the Word of Truth?" 2Ti 2:15 Herein, especially consider DIFFERENT Salvations.

If you do not believe in God's Choices how can you harmonize Joh 3:16 with Ro 9:11-13? Remember the Word OF TRUTH needs to be Rightly Divided. 2Ti 2:15. So Joh 3:16 needed "Rightly Divided."

"BEING IN CHRIST" is totally passive upon man, or else Eternal Salvation would be "WORKS mixed with GRACE;" so it is GRACE only and not by, of or according to works - Eph 1:3; 2:8-10; Ro 11:6.

The Lord's eye is ALWAYS upon His ONE and ONLY TRUE Church Kingdom on this Earth as is historically Typed in - De 11:10-12; Song 6:9. This is so, whether in the Assembly or just during the week.

Holy Writ is filled with many varied actions of works that are set-forth to be performed by God's Children, but NOT to BECOME His Children. Eph 2:8-10; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5. Not OF, ACCORDING or BY our works. Relationship vs. Discipleship is the difference.

Partial Obedience is not acceptable to the Lord, as in the case of King Saul, found in the scenario of - 1Sa 15:3-15, now read 1Sa 15:22-23. This "cover-up" of not "full" obedience cost him his kingship. How about you?

Every major point of Doctrine is covered in this one verse of Prophecy: Ho 11:1 - "When Israel was a child, then I loved Him, and called my son out of Egypt." Now dig in and study, and you'll find, from the Everlasting Covenant forward therein.

God's Holy Divinely Inspired Written Word is written by the Wisdom of God in such manner that it is hidden from the carnal gaze of the natural, even the unrenewed mind. 1Co 2:5-10; Mt 11:25-26.

2Pe 2:1 employs the word "Lord" (Greek - Despotes) which does NOT refer to the Lord Jesus Christ, but only to the "master of the house." The Greek Word "Kurios" is Jesus Christ the LORD.

Heb 1:3 - speaks of "the express image of HIS PERSON." If Jesus Christ is a PERSON, then what about the FATHER and The HOLY SPIRIT? Also: Mt 27:24; 2Co 2:10; 1Jo 5:7.

There is a REWARD of the Inheritance, but not the inheritance itself. Carefully read = Col 3:23-24. This clearly teaches us to SERVE here in Time to receive the reward.

Re 4:1 - A door is opened in Heaven and John is told to come up Higher and SEE things that MUST BE HEREAFTER - which would cover the immediate, the intermediate, the short-term, and long-term future. All of the VISIONS he then sees were from this vantage point.

Call me Brother, Christian or Friend, never Reverend. Ps 111:9 - "Holy and Reverend is ONLY God's Name."

Ro 7 will never be understood if you do not learn how to RIGHTLY DIVIDE pronouns, because many different LAWS are mentioned in this chapter. Can you name and number all these different laws?

Can you find the VERY FIRST Prayer in the K.J.T. Holy Bible? When and by Whom? Clue: It was AFTER Adam's Fall.

Now can you find the FIRST WORSHIP Form - an Altar, in Holy Writ? When and by Whom?

God's Providence is continuously scattered throughout Holy Writ. Such is clearly illustrated in the scenario of Abraham's servant going n the assignment to find a Bride for Isaac - Ge 24:27 - "And being N THE WAY, The Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren." Being IN THE WAY is still needed today in the N.T. Church for proper Discipleship. Joh 14:6.

The 3rd Person in the Holy Trinity is referred to in the Masculine Gender as HE, HIM,
Joh 14:16; 15:26; 16:7-15. This is The Holy Spirit/Ghost.

There are several CALLINGS taught in Holy Writ, yet DEATH is the wages of sin - Ro 6:23; Does God "call" one from life on earth unto death? Does God do this - Ec 12:7? It is a fact that God will CALL the dead bodies from the Grave - Joh 5:28-29.

1Jo 5:7 established the TRINITY of the Godhead, with THREE distinct Personalities. Carefully, notice
these three ARE (not IS) ONE, yet ONE in Essence or Being, always in Unity and Harmony.

All Holy Writ is divinely inspired and is ALL TRUTH, down to the Letter, but such does not contain all the
Truth there is - Joh 21:24-25.

Mt 28:20 employs the word "WORLD" which in the Greek is "aion," meaning AGE, DISPENSATION and/or
GENERATION. This "world" context is NOT the END-TIME as in 2Pe 3:10-13.

Can an Immortal Being be TEMPTED with Sin as we are? Jesus was TEMPTED IN ALL POINTS as we mortals are, yet without sin. Heb 4:15.

TIME or GOSPEL Salvation is found clearly in - Mr 10:29-30. Notice these words - "But he shall receive an hundred-fold NOW IN THIS TIME." That is NOT Eternal benefits.

Death solves many problems, by taking the person from the slavery of time to the freedom of Eternity, with no further need of a clock or calendar. Ps 116:15; Pr 7:1; awaiting Resurrection - Job 14:14-15.

The words or terms - Trinity, Total Depravity, Personality, Conditional, Unconditional, Irresistible, Final, Militant, Essence, are not in the K.J.T. Holy Writ; however the Principle-Doctrines are there in full force.

ETERNITY is in Holy Writ only once - Isa 57:15. However, it only needs to be therein once since it is
ETERNAL, the Final Home of All God's Family.

The END-TIME, 2nd Coming of Christ is mentioned more than just in - Heb 9:28. Can you name some
of the other Scriptural Reference?

On 2-27-07 I sent out a SURVEY as "The Truth Is," asking for END-TIME texts, in addition to Heb 9:28.

Here is the results:

Most all of the following Texts were listed several times.

Job 19:25-27
Mt 25:31
1Co 15:42
Col 3:4
1Th 4:14-17
1Th 5:15-18
2Th 1:7-10
1Pe 5:4
2Pe 3:10-13
1Jo 2:29
1Jo 3:1-2

Okay?

The SECOND Coming of Christ is just as sure as the FIRST Coming was, yet the FIRST was not as they
expected or thought, and just THAT SURE will the SECOND be, just as dramatic and FIERY FLASH
Quick - 2Pe 3:10-13; Heb 9:28; 1Co 15:52.

The PRESENT View during the Church Age and a vital function of the Gospel Message is that of LOOKING
FORWARD to the Future END-TIME - Heb 9:28; 11:10; 13:14; Tit 1:2; 2:13; 2Pe 3:12.

The MANY comings of Christ are apart from the TWO Visible Comings. The Virgin Birth, then the FINAL Personal Parousia at the END TIME. His Spiritual Comings are prayed for in every Assembly of the Church, but His PERSONAL arrival will be the FINAL where every eye shall see - Re 1:7.

Many texts refer to the LAST DAYS or LAST TIMES, which are all depicting the N.T. Church Age and
Dispensation; yet there is THE LAST TIME at the END-TIME - 1Pe 1:5.

Ec 9:11 - in part - "TIME and CHANCE happeneth to them all." These FACTS of this earthly life for all
mortals is filled with "time" and "chance," but no such of either in Eternity.

DISCIPLESHIP goes beyond the natural ties of nature, and reaches a plateau of Spiritual Levels. Jesus states this clearly in - Mt 10:35-39. How many of us fail this test?

Covet NOT is the 10th Commandment - Ex 20:17. COVET earnestly the best gifts - 1Co 12:31. So
we have a NEGATIVE not to do, and we have POSITIVE we should do.

That the Verse "And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." is only a "Half- Hinge." The first phrase of this Verse states "ALL the Father giveth me SHALL come to me." - Joh 6:37. However, there
is also to be a CASTING OUT. Guess who?

GOD-MAN is not just PART God and PART Man. FULNESS is found within His BODY - Col 1:19; 2:9 -
not just SOME of each but ALL of BOTH - Joh 1:14; 10:30; 14:9; 19:5; 1Ti 2:5; Heb 2:17.

In Spirit, Jesus Christ Himself always is present as the ANTI-TYPE overseeing and supervising all O.T.
"Types," insuring their intended executions are correctly implemented. Heb 10:1-10; 11:17-19.

All Born-again Children of God have a Holy Angel watching over and caring for them - Ps 34:7; Mt 18:10; Ac 12:15; 27:23.

The Bible is not addressed to the DEAD, ALIEN, UNREGENERATED, LOST SINNER, but as a "Parental Guide" only to the BORN-AGAIN, ALIVE, ELECT PENITENT SINNERS - 2Ti 3:16-17.

God CAUSES but does not FORCE perfect obedience; however compliance will come. Saul of Tarsus was CHOSEN, then God would show him how great things he must suffer as a minister - Ac 9:15-16; Proof: Read about Jonah's bad choices. Jon 1 & Jon 2 & Jon 3.

Is this TEMPORARY joy, or EVERLASTING joy? Re 21:4. "God shall wipe away all tears; no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor pain, for the FORMER things are PASSED AWAY."

JUDGING OURSELVES is a very precarious endeavor, since we would always tend to let ourselves "OFF THE HOOK." 1Co 11:31; Yet here is how God judges us daily -

1Co 11:32; Defiled: Tit 1:15; Evil: Heb 10:22; Good: Heb 13:18; 1Pe 2:19; 3:16,21; The GOOD can even be seared with false doctrines = 1Ti 4:2.

A "PART OF" does not mean the MAJORITY or MOST OF, but a MINOR Part of, yet, this "part of"- "LOOKING FORWARD TO" is engaged in the Assembly while we hear the Gospel of Calvary's Cross and feel the joy of that moment also. Ro 14:17; Tit 2:13; Heb 11:10; 13:14; 2Pe 3:12-13.

Initial PREMISE must be precisely correct. If you START just one degree OFF-COURSE, the further you go, the worst it gets. So without knowing you are "off-course," you'll never see the need for a MID-COURSE correction - 2Ti 2:15.

There are many TIMELY or GOSPEL contexts in Holy Writ, which also embrace a PRINCIPLE or OVERTONE of the ETERNAL or FINAL. O.T. Characters and Events are truly historical and literal, but also espouse an ETERNAL lesson - Heb 10:1-5; 11:17-19; Ex 17:1-6; Nu 20:1-12; 1Co 4:1-10:1; Nu 21:5-7; Joh 3:14.

Life naturally and Spiritually gives ability to, but does not guarantee ACTION; yet No-Life does guarantee NO-Action. Joh 5:25; 6:63; Ro 7:9; 1Pe 1:23. Life must and does always precede action, naturally & Spiritually - Ec 9:5.

Jesus alone, hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality. Such is only brought "To Light" (made known) through The Gospel, which Gospel is the ANNOUNCEMENT and not the CAUSE. 2Ti 1:10.

Adam and Eve DIED because of Sin, and did not just get "Real Sick." The Gospel, as a Medicine, does not help "Dead People." Ge 2:16-17; Ec 9:5; Ro 5:12,19; 1Co 15:22.

Pr 16:18 - "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." All humanity, Regenerates and otherwise are all plagued with PRIDE and HAUGHTINESS, even moreso than any of us think. P & H are very defensive, but humility is always lowly - Pr 16:19.

Tomorrow is according to tradition "GOOD FRIDAY," teaching the DEATH of Christ on Calvary's Cross. This
reminds me of a text - Joh 2:19 - "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." That points us to EASTER SUNDAY, without which all our hope and faith is of nought.

OUTWARD (Natural) Jews REPRESENT the entire Family of God including us Gentiles. Out of EVERY nation, kindred, tongue, people are INWARD Jews Spiritually. Re 5:9; Ro 2:28-29; 9:6.

De 7:7 - There is a SPECIAL (Elite) People designated as the Choicest of God; most select part; the pick, the fewest; represented by the 12 Tribes. Compared to Total Humanity, this would teach the PRINCIPLE of a "Few" - "Remnant" - Isa 10:20-22; Zep 3:12-13; Ro 9:27; 11:5 - This REMNANT is of a Timely Gospel import.

God's Word ref. GLOBAL-WARMING - Ge 8:22 - "While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night SHALL NOT CEASE." If GW is really so, then some of these items above will cease.

Forgiveness is remembering (Heb 8:12) NO MORE, which is NOT forgetting, but just not bringing it up ever again. You cannot NOT know what you know, yet if it is a negative, just put it behind you.

The Father GLORIED the Name of Jesus Christ on BOTH sides of the Cross - before and after - Joh 12:28 -the Voice from Heaven said - "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." Joh 17:4-5. He was forsaken ON the Cross - Mt 27:46.

Christ never offered Himself to man with an Eternal Consequence, but only offered Himself to God FOR us. Heb 9:14; 10:14; Eph 5:2. Man cannot "accept" something that has never been offered to him.

1Th 4:18 - "Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words." One vital PART OF the Gospel Message during TIMELY Church Worship Services is to comfort NOW with the anticipation and hope of the End-Time Resurrection of our bodies at Christ's 2nd Coming.

Roses have thorns. So, there is much confirmed Holy Writ declaring that even with Godly Living, Suffering and Tribulations are inevitable and are still going to hurt - Joh 16:33; 2Ti 3:12; Heb 11:36-38.

After many years of observation I never cease to be amazed at how many church members are hindered priority-wise from Jesus' Admonition in - Mt 6:33 - "Seek Ye First."

Have you ever "let yourself" "off the hook," by justifying your actions. Paul states - 1Co 11:31 - "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged." Now read 1Co 11:32 - "But WHEN we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord."

Tatoos, Markings, Cuttings, etc., upon the human body is forbidden in Holy Writ. Le 19:28; 21:5. The only MARKING should be that of Christ - Ga 6:17. Evidence of Christ should be outwardly manifested IN OUR WALKS; and certainly not the "mark of the beast - Re 13:16-17; 15:2.

UNCTION - 1Jo 2:20 - "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things." This "unction" is the same as the New Birth Point of receiving - life, ability, force, drive, zeal, motivation,
desire, interested in, and "knowing all things" (inwardly).

When does Satan enter inwardly into fallen man? Was it at the point of Adam & Eve's Fall or at some point later? Does not Satan become active inwardly at the point of conception? Read: Ps 51:5; 58:3; Ro 3:10-18; Eph 2:3.

David pleads for God to "CREATE in me a CLEAN heart, O God; and RENEW a RIGHT SPIRIT within me." He is not asking to be BORN-AGAIN, but for the Godly Assistance of The Lord to grant him the ability to LIVE A BETTER and MORE GODLY life. Ps 51:10 - You see, a Sheep can act like a Goat.

God is NOT the Author of CONFUSION, yet there is much Confusion in the World. 1Co 14:33. So guess WHO is the Author (originator) of it? He started it with Adam and Eve. There is only one answer.

The NEW Covenant is written in the heart of all Born-again Children, and NOT on Tables of Stone as in the O.T. Covenant, yet only a REMNANT responds obediently thereunto - Jer 31-34; Heb 8:8-11; 9:1; Ga 4:22-24; Ro 9:27.

The NEW Covenant is written in the heart of all Born-again Children, and NOT on Tables of Stone as in the O.T. Covenant, yet only a REMNANT responds obediently thereunto - Jer 31-34; Heb 8:8-11; 9:1; Ga 4:22-24; Ro 9:27.

If the molecular structure of the Human Body was changed, it would still be the SAME body, but changed from its present existence of depravity to glorious victory - Php 3:21; 1Co 15:42-44,51-54; The Resurrection at the End-Time and 2nd Coming of Christ is the point of CHANGE - Joh 5:28-29.

SUBSTANCE is a Bible Word. Some are INTANGIBLE and INVISIBLE; but REAL entities such as "Faith" and "Spiritual" - Heb 10:34; 11:1; Substance is ENDURING, and SEEN and NOT SEEN. Ps 139:1; 1Co 15:42-44.

The Gospel is NOT the "Means," or "Tool," or "Instrument," or "Vehicle," of "Being Born-Again," that is "The New Birth"; Again, the Gospel is not even an Assistant or Enhancer, but the "Means" is "The Holy Spirit" - The Voice of the Son of God = Joh 5; 21:25; 6:63

There is a vast difference between Regeneration and Conversion. The First is the New Birth by the Holy Spirit.
The Second, through The Gospel, proclaims the First. Tit 3:5; Lu 22:32.

Ro 12:18 - "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." What a wonderful world this would be, but it is NOT ALWAYS possible.

Ga 6:10 - "As we have therefore OPPORTUNITY, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them
who are fo the household of faith." Two groups emerge herein. If no opportunity presents itself, then the latter group is in whom we should concentrate.

Eph 1:12 - "That we should be to the praise of his glory, WHO FIRST TRUSTED IN CHRIST." Who
FIRST TRUSTED, had CONFIDENCE IN, FAITH IN, Christ? Contextually, was it the Jews, Gentiles, His
Apostles, Disciples, Members of the Church at Ephesus, or was it God the Father Himself?

Jesus wears TWO different hats. One is life-giving and the other is life-sustaining. One is Relationship
and the other is Fellowship. Notice the difference in Joh 5:25; 6:63, then Re 3:20.

FAITH - Innate & Intrinsic are STABLE never varying, yet Gospel, Timely and Cognizant Faith does waver, vary, fluctuate, is unstable even from NO apparent display to being very strong therein. Ga 5:23; Heb 11:1; 1Ti 1:19-20; 2Ti 2:18; Ro 14:1; Mt 8:26; 14:31; 16:18; Mr 4:40; 11:22; Lu 17:5; yet the Measure God deals never varies - Ro 12:3.

Can man work the WORKS OF GOD? Joh 6:28-29. No, there is an INNATE, INWARD "Belief" that is
embedded at the point of the New Birth, that is the Work of God; afterward there is a TIMELY or Gospel Belief
that is the WORK of Man.

The Apostles' Doctrine once turned the world upside down. Ac 17:6. This SAME TRUE Doctrine could once again do this, but so far it has not. Even if it did it would convert only a Remnant, even if it numbered into a great number.

Jesus says - Mt 23:15 - speaking to the Legalistic Works-System Doctors, even calling them "hypocrites." "for ye Compass sea & land to make one proselyte." The end result is terrible (timely) - "ye make him two-fold more CONFUSED than ye yourselves." That's the "hell" of that text.

The Lord employed the "Doctrine of Preterition" ref. The non-chosen, by just omitting or passing them by, yet He did actively PREDESTINATE the Chosen - Ro 9:11-16; He did NOT "Reprobate," any to a lake of fire, but just left them where they were found in Fallen Adam.

LONGSUFFERING is the extreme extension of PATIENCE. We are told to exercise and engage therein - Eph 4:1-3 - As a Church Member we are admonished as a Command to walk in lowliness, meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. Can we do it? Oh, yes.

David says in his full life that he has never seen the Righteous forsaken nor His seed begging bread -
Ps 37:25. For Scriptural harmony, this VIEW is Spiritual and not Natural.

It may take this again to bring us back to TRUTH in Worship. 1Ki 18:32-39. After the fire came down from Heaven, all the people saw it, fell on their faces saying - "The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God - 1Ki 18:39.

For with the HEART man BELIEVETH unto righteousness. Ro 10:10. That does not mean with the EAR nor the Gospel. It is an INWARD Soul Conviction from Spiritual Invisible Evidence.

Joh 4:24 - "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST Worship him in spirit and in truth." The TRUTH would include the Apostles' Doctrine, Songs, Prayer, Order, Duty, Discipline, Practice, Fellowship and the Assembly.

Ps 5:5 proves that God not only hates evil works, but even the WORKERS of such themselves. God does not love everyone - Mal 1:2; Ro 9:11-13. The particular world God so loved was very particular - Joh 3:16.

Joh 6:66 - Many of His DISCIPLES went back, and walked no more with him. Did they PERSEVERE? No. However, some may say they were not really Children of God in the first place.

Lu 11:8 - The word IMPORTUNITY appears only once in Holy Writ herein. This is a wonderful word
meaning to KEEP ON KEEPING ON - Persistence. Ref. the TRUE Course of the Apostles' Doctrine, Order
and Practice in the Church, regardless of opposition.

The GOSPEL HOUSE cannot be built upon itself. It must be built upon THE ROCK and not sand. Even
Timely Issues must be anchored to THE ROCK, or they will fall. Mt 7:24-27.

Php 2:12-13 - V.13 teaches us that the FIRST Action is that of God WORKING IN YOU, before the person
CAN WORK. One of those factors that God Works in you FIRST, is innate, intrinsic inward FAITH from which is the effect and result of INWARD belief. Ro 10:10 - before the mouth can confess.

God never chose anyone to Hell. That would be a Doctrine of Reprobation. However, Holy Writ is clear concerning the Doctrine of Preterition, that is, omitting or passing-by.

SEED (singular) is vital to correct interpretation. Jesus Christ is THE SEED only. The New Birth-Regeneration is only the Action of Him, planting HIMSELF IN YOU. Joh 1:16; Ga 3:16; Col 1:19,27; 2:9-10; 1Pe 1:23; 1Jo 3:9.

Jesus came to his own (Jews), which received him not; however as many as did, manifested and displayed their SONSHIP IN HIM, which were already BORN OF GOD. Such display did NOT CAUSE, but was the EFFECT of Spiritual Life - Joh 1:11-13.

How does BELIEF connect with FAITH? Faith is the Substance (of things HOPED for), the EVIDENCE of things NOT seen; BELIEF is downstream, a result and effect of FAITH; however, belief always REQUIRES EVIDENCE, whether SEEN or UNSEEN.

Ho 2:16 - What is the difference between "Ishi" and "Baali?" One is Austere, Stern, Legal, Hard, Ridged, Non-yielding; while the other is Kind, Gentle, Loving, Merciful, Tender, and much Longsuffering. The CHANGE is found in the ending of the O.T. Law Age and the beginning of the N.T. Grace Church Age.

Mt 4:4 - "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that prceedeth out of the mouth of God." Some folks do try to live by NATURAL things only; however, the ABUNDANT and RICH Life is SPIRITUAL, found only in the Word of God - Joh 10:10.

Jas 2:24 - A man is not justified by FAITH ONLY, but also by WORKS, which manifests & displays his FAITH. Faith cannot be een, but WORKS are seen. Read all Jas 2:17-24.

Do you know the difference between these two old historical slang-terms - PEDO-BAPTISTS, and ANNA-BAPTISTS? Neither are Scriptural. What Sayest Thou?

Paul mentions in - Tit 1:1 - "according to the faith of God's elect." When did they come into possession of FAITH and from Whom? Did this distribution lessen the storehouse of Faith? Was the Distributor still full
of Faith?

There is a theory circulating today that ANIMALS (rights) have a "place in Heaven," also. Ec 3:20-21 - clearly teaches that Animals' bodies & spirits go downward, whereas only the bodies of Humans go downward, but their Spirits go UP. Animals do not have SOULS, but Humans do.

God's Holy Written Word vs. Man's Opinions, esp. those relating to Theological and Spiritual Data, has a BRIDGE connecting the two called INTERPRETATION. 2Ti 2:15; 3:15-17.

This is an old cliché, but so very true. He who is convinced against his will is of the same OPINION still. Now read: Ec 3:15. Also read what Jesus said in - Mt 15:13-14.

God's Absolutes are never fully known ABSOLUTELY by the most studious student of God's Word, and this is
absolutely the truth - Ro 11:33-34; Job 11:7.

Joh 4:24 - You may worship God in the Spirit OR in the TRUTH, in a form of, but TRUE worship must be in BOTH the SPIRIT and the TRUTH.

Christianity is taboo in the World today; no reference to God, the Commandments, In God We Trust, no Pledge "under God." Well, this is nothing new. Read back 2000 years ago - Joh 15:18,21-25; Ro 9:33; 1Pe 2:4-8.

The Love of Christ has FOUR dimensions - Eph 3:17-18 = Breadth, Length, Depth and Height. Can you explain the difference between Height and Depth?

That FAITHFUL men have been endowed with THE TRUTH, and are to commit the SAME (not more nor less) to FAITHFUL men, who shall be able to teach others also - 2Ti 2:2. This would be known as the ENDLESS CHAIN method.

Are we guilty of any of these? Ps 127:2 - "It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep." Are you RESTING IN THE LORD, or doing the above?

Ro 7:18 - Paul says - In his flesh dwells no good thing, for the WILL is with him, but HOW to perform he finds not. It is the WILL that is Spiritual, but it is the Flesh that finds not HOW TO perform GOOD.

Government? Should it be upon the Civil Shoulders of man's elected few; or upon the ONE Spiritual Shoulder of the One who is never wrong - Isa 9:6-7? Jesus did wear two hats, one for Timely Factors and the other for Eternal Matters - Mt 20:28.

Theocracy was the O.T. Mode; I would not mind if we were still under "Church and State" being together, but only if God elected our President. What Sayest Thou?

FAITH comes in three (3) different wrappers, Historical (Retrospective); Spiritual (New Birth); Gospel (Prospective). Now "Rightly Divide" these. Do you believe Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President? Is Faith a Fruit of the Spirit? Does Faith come by hearing? Ec 3:15; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 10:17.

If the WORLD of Joh 3:16 is that of the entire Human Family, then how could God hate anyone? - Ro 9:11-13 - even before they were born?

The PRINCIPLE of - 1Co 13:11 - is employing the analogy of naturally growing up, but the emphasis is that of Spiritually growing up and striving for Gospel Maturity.

Eph 4:30 - Born Again Church Members can and do from time to Time GRIEVE the Holy Spirit of God, yet that does not UNSEAL their SEALED position in Christ even unto the day of redemption.

WILL is a desire for Spiritual Things; WILL-NOT is a rejection of Spiritual Things; Notice these teachings - Ps 10:4; Isa 26:10; Joh 5:40. First there must be a WILLING MIND - 2Co 8:12.

"Children obey your parents IN THE LORD; for this is right." The key to this text is found in the three words "In The Lord." This is Right, because IN THE LORD, means the parents might not always instruct their children into that which is right. Eph 6:1.

God never looses track of the IDENTITY of each and every BODY from before the foundation of the world in Covenant, Legally, Vitally, Natural Death even unto the END TIME - 2nd Coming Resurrection of the body, though such started in Fallen Adam's Mortality but Raised in Immortality. Ro 8:23; 1Co 15:49-54; Php 3:21; 1Jo 3:2.

How many TALENTS did the Lord give you? What are YOU doing with your ONE? Be careful not to follow the
mind-set of the Example, who buried his - Mt 25:14-30.

The Long-Range Over-all THEME of the O.T. has a precise Focus, that of THE MESSIAH IS COMING, even in the Ancient Biblical Creative History, the Patriarchs, and the Prophets. The N.T. THEME is the MESSIAH IS COME - and the Focus is on HIM - 2Co 4:6; Joh 1:29; 5:39,46.

I know of no Old Line P.B. who believes that the Mortal Flesh Body or Blood of the Elect will be in Heaven at the End-Time without a GREAT CHANGE, including mortality being changed into Immortality - yet not exchanged. 1Co 15:42-44; 1Jo 3:2; Php 3:21; Job 19:26-27.

P.B.'s admit that Holy Writ is filled with things for God's Children TO DO while on Earth, yet all of these actions are only for TIMELY Deliverances (Salvation). The Lord Jesus Christ did all of the necessary ACTIONS for Eternal Salvation - Eph 1:4-11; 2:8-10.

FORM vs. POWER - 2Ti 3:5 - teaches us that "Form" is very influential and attracts the multitudes,
however the POWER is much more in command TRUTH-WISE than form, pomp, ceremony, protocol and activities. Without POWER the FORM will not function. 2Co 3:6 - The Letter vs. the Spirit.

The Throne (Seat of Authority) of God is that of TWO major ingredients - RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUDGMENT. Timely Benefits accrue in Obedience and Judgments in Disobedience - Ps 97:2; 1Co 11:31-32 - All are TIMELY.

Ps 90:12 - "So teach us to NUMBER OUR DAYS, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Since we
cannot retrieve yesterday, we can certainly be aware of our TIMELINESS, and LEARN ALL WE CAN, especially concerning God's Holy Divine Written Word.

The word "ALL" is generic and commands only that which is within the confines of each respective context.
Isa 54:13; Joh 6:37-39,45; Ro 8:28; 1Ti 2:4,6

The Will of Man after regeneration then has volition of both positives and negatives. The BLESSINGS for
obedience is that of ascribing TIMELY CREDITS to that person, and even within that, it emanates from God.
Php 2:12-13; Isa 1:18.

Being an OFFENDER FOR A WORD over something that does not amount to a "hill of beans," is unfruitful
and meaningless, resulting in negatives. Isa 29:21.

THREE different DELIVERIES - 2Co 1:10.
1. Covenant/Legal;
2. Vital New Birth, and
3. The Body at the End-Time will be changed.
And ALL three deliveries will be completed.

REWARDS - Timely, the Apostle Paul claimed in Holy Writ there were such that accrued to him, in that if he preached the Gospel without charge and willingly, he therein was rewarded. 1Co 9:16-18; 1Ti 5:18.

Eph 4:14 - speaks of "sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive."
Question: Are these men non-elect or just ignorant, or unregenerated folks?

God is the Potter, and we are the Clay. God molds and makes us according to His Purpose, Pleasure, Will and
Choice. He even makes us Willing. Ps 110:3; Jer 18:1-6; Ro 9:20-16:27; Php 2:12-13.

God designed the "Laws of Meteorology," so with this PREMISE and PRINCIPLE in place, in - Mr 4:37-41 - while Jesus was asleep, did He CAUSE the "great storm," so He could rebuke the wind, or, did he rebuke the wind since there was a "great storm?"

If "ALL THINGS" of Ro 8:28 includes ALL actions good and bad and God CAUSES them all, then here are SOME THINGS God causes that OUGHT NOT SO TO BE. Jas 3:10.

From Free-Will Arminianism to Absolutism is going the full gamut of ONE EXTREME to the OTHER, leaving
no room for the balance of TRUTH. No one can "rightly divide" the word of Truth in either extreme. Either
extreme will require the ignoring and by-passing of many Scriptures in Holy Writ. 2Ti 2:15.

Jesus riding the donkey into Jerusalem was being PRAISED by a multitude as He rode by. These folks were not allowed in the Temple, and those therein REJECTED Him, so He EJECTED them - Mt 21:12-13.

Zeal of God is a manifestation of Life. Spiritual Zeal is evidence of Spiritual Life; however, many who are endowed with such are in ignorance going about to establish their own righteousness. Ro 10:1-3.

The Wisdom of men is NOT where the POWER OF GOD is. Such POWER is found in Spiritual Wisdom, and that is found in the framework of FAITH, not Sight. 1Co 2:5-8; 2Co 5:7.

Both the O.T. and N.T. declare that "The just shall live by faith." It does not say the faithful shall always live justly. Those people justified by the blood of Christ are to live by the gospel, and not by legalistic law; also not to draw back. Hab 2:4; Ro 1:17; Ga 3:11; Heb 10:38.

SOVEREIGNTY of God has never, for a single moment, abdicated or dispensed or yielded to mankind of such. Yet, He has given POWER to certain men for His Own Sovereign Reasons, imminently with Himself. Power is NOT Sovereignty, as power can be taken away, yet Sovereignty is always ABSOLUTE. Mt 10:1; 28:18.

God is not responsible for the sins of the OUTWARD man, and the INWARD man cannot sin. 2Co 4:16; 1Jo 3:9; However, God's Law does punish any and all sins - Jas 1:13-15; Ro 6:23.

God's Chastening Rod does not allow one micro of sin or disobedience slip by - Ga 6:7; Heb 4:12-13; 12:5-11 - unchecked, but with justice meted out appropriately.

Every Born-again Regenerated Child of God is endowed with Spiritual ABILITY, but such does not guarantee
COMPLIANCE Timely or Conditionally or Gospelly., even though the Invitation is extended. Mt 11:28-30.

Divine Inspiration declares Cain's ATTITUDE in Ge 4:9 "Am I my brother's keeper?" Jesus' ATTITUDE is totally different in - Mt 22:39 - declaring "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Which ATTITUDE should we follow?

NEGLECT NOT - Heb 2:1- Gospelly, we OUGHT TO GIVE the more earnest HEED to the things which we have heard, lest at ANY TIME we should let them slip. This is CONDITIONAL TIMELY GOSPEL Deliverance. Heb 2:3 - NEGLECT NOT so great salvation. Just DON'T NEGLECT such, since you can.

"The steps of a good man are ORDERED by the Lord." Are these steps FORCED or are they laid out as a COURSE to follow? Be careful now. Ps 37:25.

Pr 16:9 - "A man's heart deviseth his way, but the Lord DIRECTETH his steps." Again, as in yesterday's comments about Ps 37:25, read also Ps 37:24 and find that God lays out the COURSE but does not FORCE compliance. V24 shows that we do fall. If this was FIXED-FORCED there would be no fall.

If there is NO "TIMELY" Aspect of Salvation, then what is the eternal destiny of the BELIEVER who died before he could be BAPTIZED? Mr 16:16

The present modern, contemporary environmental thrust in America is such that it violates the clear intent of language and the context of - 1Ti 2:9-10 and 1Pe 3:2-5 - referring to Holy Writ dressing code.

The SIMPLICITY that is in Christ, is also found in the DEPTHS of The True Gospel. Our minds should be turned from the corrupting of Satan to this level of wisdom and understanding - 2Co 11:3.

Ps 68:19 - David is very thankful to the Lord for DAILY loading him with BENEFITS. That is clearly
TIMELY Grace and Mercy, which reaches beyond just the Eternal.

God does NOT CAUSE, but PERMITS most timely events and actions of men on the Earth, even those
in the negative. 1Co 16:7; Heb 6:3.

Jesus Christ was TEMPTED in all points like as we are, yet without sin. He never YIELDED thereunto. We do, from time to time, and reap what we sow. Heb 4:15; Ga 6:7.

The expression all through the N.T. "that it might be Fulfilled which was spoken by the O.T. Prophets" is that of ONLY Foreknowing, and certainly not that of Predestination. Mt 1:22-23. Amen?

Jesus Christ came to FULFILL every micro jot and tittle of the O.T. Law and Prophets. Mt 5:17. He did so
down to the microscopic level of BOTH.

God says in - 2Ch 7:14 - "IF YOU - THEN I" Does He still have enough power in this N.T. Church
Age to do the same?

ORDINANCES of God and also of man; both are to be kept; the first "of God" and the second that of "man's
Civil laws." Ro 13:2; 1Pe 2:13 Both are herein approved of God.

If a P.B. Church calls for the ordination to the ministry of a brother, who is well-studied, sound in the Scriptures and fervent in the Spirit should he submit? No, not unless he FEELS CALLED OF GOD to the office work therein. Ro 11:29; 1Co 1:26; Heb 5:4.

Paul teaches that he LEARNED that in whatsoever state I am, to therewith be CONTENT - Php 4:11. Are we discontented? Then we have not yet LEARNED ENOUGH, for Paul told Timothy -

1Ti 6:6.

Moses refuses the pleasures of sin for a season, choosing rather, suffering afflictions with the People of God. He did best for the LONG TERM, and denied SHORT-TERM. Did he chose right? Heb 11:24-26.

2Ti 4:3 - "For the time will come when they will not endure SOUND doctrine," as their carnal lusts becomes their first priority." This TIME IS UPON US. So be sober, be vigilant, be alert, be aware and awake.
1Pe 5:8.

The Carnal Mind is Death, and the Spiritual Mind is Life and Peace - Ro 8:6. Therefore, there can never be any fellowship between these two minds while we sojourn as timely strangers and pilgrims on this earth. Ga 5:17; Heb 11:13.

There are many N.T. Verses telling us to ask, seek, knock, sit, stand, walk, run, pray, repent, believe, confess, read, study, learn, meditate, follow, look, hear, touch, etc., but do ANY OF THESE have any ETERNAL consequences tied thereunto? If so, give me chapter and verse.

There are many NATURAL technological availabilities to add to natural comforts in our contemporary society, which has nothing to do with the SPIRITUAL Worship Services. Joh 4:24.

Jesus was on Calvary's Cross for SIX Hours. The First Three of LIGHT was "Man's Negative Works" and the last Three of DARKNESS was "God's Works." Mt 26:45; Mr 15:25--33; Lu 23:44.

What DAY is this prophecy referring to: Am 8:9? "And it shall come to pass in that day - that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and darken the earth in the clear day." What Sayest Thou?

God is No Respecter of Person, in "One Sense," yet He is in "Another Sense." Ac 10:34; Ge 4:4-5. Do you know which sense is which? Answer is found in determining which is ETERNAL and which is TIMELY reference the two different aspects of Salvation, such as = Eph 2:8-10; Php 2:12-13.

Studying is like climbing a mountain - a Hard Struggle, but the view from the top is the worthy result. Read:
Ec 12:12; 2Pe 3:18; 1Ti 4:13-16.

Ac 6:2 - employs this phrase - "It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables?" Context here is establishing the Deacon's Office & Works. Question: What are these (plural) tables? Is not the Communion Table singular?

Jesus did NOT offer literal hemoglobin blood in Heaven. Yet, Holy Writ says-

Heb 9:12 - that she would have fewer children than that of the Desolate, who would have many more than the True Bride of Christ. In fact a "Remnant compared to a Multitude." Mt 7:13-14.

All Sin is Evil, but All Evil is not Sin. Check these two references for context - Isa 45:7; Ec 12:1 - This latter is only that of OLD AGE.

"Free Will" is a misnomer. Joh 1:13 - "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Humans have never had any choice or will in either their NATURAL or their SPIRITUAL births. Even your timely choices are within boundaries and defined perimeters.

The difference between Sins and Trespasses - Eph 2:1 - is that sins can be omission or commission, whereas trespasses are a violation by commission only. Doing too much is a trespass; and not doing enough is an iniquity, which comes short of the objective. Ps 17:2; Pr 26:7.

I taught my children THREE things that makes life worthwhile. 1. Have something to do presently; 2. Something to LOOK FORWARD to, and, 3|. To love someone. Pr 29:18; Tit 2:12-13; Joh 13:35; The first thing to SEEK presently, is the Lord, then His Church, and you will find many to love. Mt 6:33-34.

Aged Women must be of behaviour in holiness, teachers of good things to the younger; Love their husbands and children, be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of the Lord be not blasphemed. Tit 2:3-5

Zeal is a manifestation of Life. Spiritual Zeal (of God) is evidence of Spiritual Life; however, many who are endowed with such are in ignorance going about to establish their own righteousness. Ro 10:1-3.

"The World" of Joh 3:16, does not embrace the "Same World" of Joh 17:9. There are many Worlds mentioned in The Bible, precisely SIX specifically. Heb 1:2; 11:3.

Our lives should be that of rooting out, pulling down, destroying and throwing down, day by day, in order to
build and to plant. Think on this seriously. Jer 1:10

Re 20:6,14 - speaks of the SECOND DEATH. How many Deaths are there mentioned in Holy Writ? Jude 1:12 - speaks of TWICE DEAD. What do these TWO deaths teach us? What is the FIRST DEATH, then the SECOND death?

Did Moses do the right thing in by-passing the PLEASURES OF SIN for a season? Did he miss-out on much of "fun-living?" His option and choice was to suffer affliction with the People of God, for the season of his life on the Earth. What are your choices going to be, or have been? Heb 11:24-26.

DEAD two ways - Unregenerated (not born-again) and/or also GOSPELLY, in ignorance without Scriptural Knowledge, such as the women herein - 1Ti 5:6.

Eph 2:1 - teaches the NEW BIRTH (Regenerated) by the Voice of the Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63. Quickened means to be given Spiritual Life in the New Birth and also at the END-TIME 2nd Coming of Christ - the Resurrection of the mortal bodies wherein they are changed to immortal - Ro 8:11; Php 3:21.

Jesus Christ was never liable to any man, yet He was LIABLE to be obedient in executing His Father's Will
to condescend to Earth and Die for the Sins of His People - Mt 26:38-40; 2Co 5:21; Joh 6:37-39; Heb 9:14; 10:14.

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Could any of us be in that category? Having a "form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof:" from such turn away. 2Ti 3:5,7.

Without a body made like unto his brethren, how could Jesus feel, sense, be touched and know experientially, the feelings of MORTAL man's infirmities? In ALL POINTS He was tempted like as we are, YET WITHOUT SIN. 2Co 5:21; Heb 2:17; 4:15.

What is the difference in "DONE" vs. "DO?" Eternal Salvation was DONE in Christ on Calvary's Cross. The "DO" follows and we are to DO many Righteous Acts/Actions "BECAUSE OF" and not "IN ORDER TO." Joh 19:30; Eph 2:8-10; Php 2:12-13.

Consider this carefully. Are the items listed in 1Ti 3:1-7 Attributes that have been acquired, or just "Objectives" to be Acquired? Your answer should harmonize with Heb 5:4.

God VERTICALLY came down and CREATED, then we HORIZONALLY PRO-CREATE. There is no Vertical
Evolution, but there is a form of Horizonal Evolution, this meaning that Apples are still Apples, and Cows are still Cows, and People are still People. Ge 1 & Ge 2; Heb 7:7.

There are two classes of sinners - Unregenerates/Aliens, and also Regenerates/Born-Again. Eph 2:1-2. Both are the products of their predecessors - The First Adam and the Second Adam. 1Co 15:15-49; Ro 8:20.

The word "Conversation" does not always mean verbal. In - Php 3:20 - it contextually and definitively means "Citizenship" - We are strangers and pilgrims on this Earth - Heb 11:13 - as our Citizenship is in Heaven.

Faith is a Fruit of the Spirit - Ga 5:22-23. No one has this ingredient except by the NEW BIRTH -this is -
REGENERATION, and that comes only by the Holy Spirit, the very voice of the Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63.

Read yesterday's "The Truth is" and then be aware that ALL OTHER aspects of Faith are DOWN-STREAM from, and are EFFECT and NEVER CAUSES that of the initial Faith, such as GOSPEL FAITH - Ro 10:17.

Am 4:12 is often quoted to stir fear in a person to "get their act together" for ETERNAL purposes, with the phrase "PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD, O Israel." Question: Doest this text have a "TIMELY" or "Eternal" consequence?

Is there any text in the K.J.T. indicating that a person is "to INVITE CHRIST into your heart" with an eternal
consequence of Eternal Salvation? There are many texts bidding a person to COME UNTO ME FOR TIMELY
REST, but NOT for eternal life - Mt 11:28-30.

Zec 8:4-6 prophesies that the N.T. Church should be filled with the old and the young, especially that of "the Streets of the city should be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof." Are we finding this factor in the Church today, and if not, why not? Ponder this seriously.

"Remove not the ancient landmark, which our fathers have set." Pr 22:28 This would certainly be in harmony with the Marks of N.T. Church Identity. Have we by neglect been guilty herein?

Adam did not die a SPIRITUAL death in the Garden because he only had a perfect NATURAL life. Adam had not partaken of the "Tree of Life." Ge 2:7-17.

Isa 35:8 - Is an HIGHWAY and then a WAY both the same or different, amd which is pointing prophetically to the N.T. Church? Which is for ONLY the "WAYFARING MEN?

Jesus taught that the TWO great Commandments in the Law Was to FIRST Love God, then, SECOND, to Love your Neighbor as yourself. Mt 22:35-40. Do we love our-selves BETTER than our neighbor? Le 19:18.

Paul addresses in the Roman Letter - Ro 1:7 - "To ALL THAT BE IN ROME, beloved of God, called to be Saints." So - Ro 12:3 - the Faith Dealt to every man by God is that of ALL the called, chosen saints in Rome and not just to a "chosen few."

God is not only that OF LOVE, but also He is Sovereign and Righteous even in indignation, anger, wrath, hatred, jealousy, revenge, vengeance, rebuke, and fury, otherwise how would He deal with sin? Na 1:2-6; Ro 9:11-13; 12:19; Heb 10:30.

Ps 147:4 - "He telleth the NUMBER of the stars; he calleth them ALL by their names." This is not only just a fact of literal nature, but such depicts the entire family of God, of which no man can number nor know ALL of them both naturally and Spiritually. Re 20:15; 21:27.

ESTIMATE is in the K.J.T. almost exclusively  in Leviticus. Only once in the book of Numbers.  The words GUESS or SPECULATE are not therein whatsoever. Yet through the last 20  Centuries, there is as much SPECULATION in  the Bible, as in the Stock Market, even among Christians. So, the correct interpretations are found only and wonderfully in “Rightly Dividing” in 2Ti 2:15, which most folks fail terribly, replacing such with “guessing or speculating.”

The word REVEREND in the K.J.T. is there only once, and refers solely to God Himself, and NO OTHER MAN - Ps 111:9. There are many names for men, such  as Prophet, Priest, King, Bishop, Chief, Elder, Deacon, and such others. The word REVERENCE (Respect) is employed many times as in – Le 19:30; 26:2; 2Sa 9:6; 1Ki 1:31; Es 3:2,5; Ps 89:7; Mt 21:37; Mr 12:6; Lu 20:13; Eph 5:33; Heb 12:9,28. The major point is that we are all to hold certain factors IN REVERENCE, but ONLY ONE MAN is named as REVEREND, and even Jesus Christ made Himself  of no reputation, though He be equal with God, as in  Php 2:5-10. This last text is most worthy of our apprehension, yes, by all of us, as we strive to “follow Jesus.” GRASS and FLOWERS are prophesied as the future of God’s Family, in Isa 40:1----8, to be preached by John the Baptist, showing the negatives and positives therein. Negatives are “Duration or Span of Man’s Life on Earth, the Depravity of Man,” yet the positives also of “youth or young,” then more positives are Grass is  Thick” – Low/Humble, Stronger, Green/Alive; Tougher, can be trampled on. FLOWERS exemplify the Fruit of the Spirit (Ga 5:22-23), are Beautiful & Sweet-Smelling. Then Peter repeats all this in – 1Pe 1:22-25.

EXAMINE YOURSELF. Do you know yourself? 2Co 13:1-5,8; Are in only IN ADAM, or  also IN CHRIST, and also IN THE TRUE GOSPEL? Usually we are our worst enemy to ourselves.  Jas 1:22-25. Do you life in a Glass House: Self-examination is never so perfect till intro- spection is a pleasure. Examines are necessary parts of our lives. 1Co 11:31; Low self-esteem causes, esp. in teens, suicides, so read prayerfully Ps 26:1-2. Judging yourself = A Communion  Test = 1Co 11:28-33; So, examine yourselves whether you be IN THE FAITH – 2Co 13:5-8; Ga 6:1-5; Eph 4:22-24; Col 3:1-3,17. Ro 14:1.

VOLITION means Choice or Decision. God created  the tangible, visible, organic, material Universe and gave the ANGELS volition and some chose in the negative and fell. One of these tempted Eve, who was perfect naturally, taken from a perfect natural rib. Ge 1-3 covers these facts of choices. So the FIRST negative was performed by the Devil, a fallen angel. Ge 3:1-6 where she yielded to this volition and first learned with her perfect natural mind. Adam yielded to his volition and both were unable to make any further decisions in the positive. Now, before  these negatives, there were no thorns or thistles, as in Ge 3:18, now there are millions. The only way out of  these negatives is to be “born-again.” REGENERATION  now gives us a choice again, if not misled, gospelly.

Misc of Elder Hulan Bass (Untitled and/or Unanswered)

Misc of Elder Hulan Bass (Untitled and/or Unanswered)

SURVEY - What do you think is the most mis-represented text by the so-called Denominational Christian World?

Until I thought of 1Ti 2:4, I would have said Joh 3:16.

What do you think?

MGB,

Regie

Isa 52:10, "The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God." Prophetically, who is the BARE ARM?

Can you name the four (4) Scriptural Requirements for Water Baptism?

1. Born-Again Believer;
2. Proper Administrator;

3. Proper Mode; and
4. Proper Motive or Reason. Scriptures for each?

Ro 7 will never be understood if you do not learn how to RIGHTLY DIVIDE pronouns, because many different LAWS are mentioned in this chapter. Can you name and number all these different laws?

Can you find the VERY FIRST Prayer in the K.J.T. Holy Bible? When and by Whom? Clue: It was AFTER Adam's Fall. Now can you find the FIRST WORSHIP Form - an Altar, in Holy Writ? When and by Whom?

That the Verse "And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." is only a "Half- Hinge." The first phrase of this Verse states "ALL the Father giveth me SHALL come to me." - Joh 6:37. However, there is also to be a CASTING OUT. Guess who?

Eph 1:12 - "That we should be to the praise of his glory, WHO FIRST TRUSTED IN CHRIST." Who FIRST TRUSTED, had CONFIDENCE IN, FAITH IN, Christ? Contextually, was it the Jews, Gentiles, His Apostles, Disciples, Members of the Church at Ephesus, or was it God the Father Himself?

Ho 2:16 - What is the difference between "Ishi" and "Baali?" One is Austere, Stern, Legal, Hard, Ridged, Non-yielding; while the other is Kind, Gentle, Loving, Merciful, Tender, and much Longsuffering. The CHANGE is found in the ending of the O.T. Law Age and the beginning of the N.T. Grace Church Age.

Mt 4:4 - "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that prceedeth out of the mouth of God." Some folks do try to live by NATURAL things only; however, the ABUNDANT and RICH Life is SPIRITUAL, found only in the Word of God - Joh 10:10.

Do you know the difference between these two old historical slang-terms - PEDO-BAPTISTS, and ANNA-BAPTISTS? Neither are Scriptural. What Sayest Thou?

Paul mentions in - Tit 1:1 - "according to the faith of God's elect." When did they come into possession of FAITH and from Whom? Did this distribution lessen the storehouse of Faith? Was the Distributor still full of Faith?

The Love of Christ has FOUR dimensions - Eph 3:17-18 = Breadth, Length, Depth and Height. Can you explain the difference between Height and Depth?

Government? Should it be upon the Civil Shoulders of man's elected few; or upon the ONE Spiritual Shoulder of the One who is never wrong - Isa 9:6-7?

Theocracy was the O.T. Mode; I would not mind if we were still under "Church and State" being together, but only if God elected our President. What Sayest Thou?

Eph 4:14 - speaks of "sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive."
Question: Are these men non-elect or just ignorant, or unregenerated folks?

God designed the "Laws of Meteorology," so with this PREMISE and PRINCIPLE in place, in - Mr 4:37-41 - while Jesus was asleep, did He CAUSE the "great storm," so He could rebuke the wind, or, did he rebuke the wind since there was a "great storm?"

If there is NO "TIMELY" Aspect of Salvation, then what is the eternal destiny of the BELIEVER who died before he could be BAPTIZED? Mr 16:16

God says in - 2Ch 7:14 - "IF YOU - THEN I" Does He still have enough power in this N.T. Church Age to do the same?

What DAY is this prophecy referring to: Am 8:9? "And it shall come to pass in that day - that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and darken the earth in the clear day." What Sayest Thou?

God is No Respecter of Person, in "One Sense," yet He is in "Another Sense." Ac 10:34; Ge 4:4-5. Do you know which sense is which? Answer is found in determining which is ETERNAL and which is TIMELY reference the two different aspects of Salvation, such as = Eph 2:8-10; Php 2:12-13.

Ac 6:2 - employs this phrase - "It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables?" Context here is establishing the Deacon's Office & Works. Question: What are these (plural) tables? Is not the Communion Table singular?

Re 20:6,14 - speaks of the SECOND DEATH. How many Deaths are there mentioned in Holy Writ? Jude 1:12 - speaks of TWICE DEAD. What do these TWO deaths teach us? What is the FIRST DEATH, then the SECOND death?

Consider this carefully. Are the items listed in 1Ti 3:1-7 Attributes that have been acquired, or just "Objectives" to be Acquired? Your answer should harmonize with Heb 5:4.

Am 4:12 is often quoted to stir fear in a person to "get their act together" for ETERNAL purposes, with the phrase "PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD, O Israel." Question: Doest this text have a "TIMELY" or "Eternal" consequence?

Is there any text in the K.J.T. indicating that a person is "to INVITE CHRIST into your heart" with an eternal consequence of Eternal Salvation? There are many texts bidding a person to COME UNTO ME FOR TIMELY REST, but NOT for eternal life - Mt 11:28-30.

Zec 8:4-6 prophesies that the N.T. Church should be filled with the old and the young, especially that of "the Streets of the city should be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof." Are we finding this factor in the Church today, and if not, why not? Ponder this seriously.

Isa 35:8 - Is an HIGHWAY and then a WAY both the same or different, amd which is pointing prophetically to the N.T. Church? Which is for ONLY the "WAYFARING MEN?

Jesus taught that the TWO great Commandments in the Law Was to FIRST Love God, then, SECOND, to Love your Neighbor as yourself. Mt 22:35-40. Do we love ourselves BETTER than our neighbor? Le 19:18.

If you are endowed with a SPIRITUAL GIFT, are you to keep it to yourself for your own self-gratification, or are you scripturally admonished to distribute it for the benefit of others, especially ref. the Word of God. 1Co 14:36

Mixture Trap?

MIXTURE TRAP?   
This is a major problem with Christianity today and even back through the O.T. Years.   Such is to be explained thusly.   Mixing GRACE and WORKS together,  rather than clear separation and distinction.   A person is GIVEN Grace, then within that framework they can WORK therein, for and not against Grace.  Mixing LAW with GRACE is clearly very unscriptural - Ro 11:6.   “Rightly Dividing” truth is clearly set forth by Paul in – 2Ti 2:15.   Even Eph 2:10  clearly sets forth this vital distinction – “For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, created IN Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God hath before ordained that WE SHOULD walk in them.  Even Natural Life MUST come first, before there can be ANY work whatsoever.

Likewise in the Spiritual realm, Life precedes actions.   Now for clear examples of this premise, Jesus Christ Himself states the difference of these two factors in – Mt 9:17; Mr 2:22; Lu 5:37-39,  which confirms MIXING OLD with NEW causes both to be lost in a Timely sense.  

Mocking God?

Ga 6:7 - "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

If you could sow and not reap, then you've mocked God. If He can be mocked on a minor issue, then He would be vulnerable on a major issue, and God would not be God. You could become your own god.

Moment

Moment

The word MOMENT is in the K.J.T. coming from three different Greek Words –Atomos – uncut, no split – 1Co 15:52; Pararrhueo – To let slip or flow by, and to pass carelessly -2Co 4:17; then Stigme – A Point in Time – Lu 4:5.
 
There are many texts employing the plural Word TIMES –
1Ti 4:1 – this is “on-going” right now. Then comes the END-TIME as in 1Co 15:51-52; 1Pe 1:3-5. Now, there are 7 Steps in this FINAL Moment of Time. as
 found in
Mt 25:31-34. Gather, Separate, Divide, Set, Sever, Coming & Inherit.  Closing with Job 14:15

Monergism vs Synergism

Two big words but very meaningful -- Monergism vs. Synergism. However, the former is Eternal Salvation by Grace Only, and the latter is Works Mixed with Grace. Eph 2:8-10.

Mountains vs Hills

Mountains vs Hills

MOUNTAINS vs. HILLS is a basic K.J.T. fundamental subject. As found in Ps 125:1-2. Of the 25 different Mountains in the K.J.T., this Subject concerns only two, both being IN Canaan’s Land.

The First Key Text: Ro 11:22 = 1. EBAL Severity and Barren; 2. GERIZIM Goodness, much vegetation, and in between these two is Jacob’s Well where Truth is manifested.

Second Key Text - Jg 9:7 as Mt. Sinai is NOT in Canaan’s Land, representing the Law. Mt. Zion (Moriah) is IN Canaan’s Land of Grace, Rest, Blessings – Gerizim – Good. Looking N.W. from MT. Nebo across Jordan, beyond Gilgal and Jericho and the Plains of Moreh (Shechem) then on the Western Horizon to the “Land of Promise.” All this is TIMELY and GOSPEL benefits of Blessings. Now false teachers cause many of God’s Children to go down from the mountain to the hills of error. So read both these two texts = Isa 9:16 and Jer 50:6.

Mourning

Mourning

MOURNING is a vital K.J.T. Subject, but must be rightly divided.  There was a TIME-FRAME under the O.T. Law Service where MOURNING was advised, then came the TRANSITION from LAW to GRACE when the O.T. Jew mourned. Mt 9:14-17; 24:30.  Herein mourning, was to be turned into JOY.  When the N.T. Church was at hand, but not understood, yet should be.  Notice this ending of the mourning was to be replaced by FASTING, that is, refraining from the MOURNING for the O.T. Laws of Moses to continue.  Jesus taught the Disciples in the Sermon on the Mount–Mt 5:4 – “Blessed are they that MOURN: for they shall be comforted.”  So, FASTING was to be only to those O.T. Jews who were mourning over the loss of the Laws.  They should FAST from such.  John the Baptist taught this same principle in Mt 3:1-2 with the word “REPENT.”   There was FALSE mourning taught in–2Sa 14:2.   True, O.T. Mourning was found in Num., Deut., Neh., Prov., Ecc., Isaiah,  Jer.,  Ezek.,  Dan., Hosea,  Joel,  Amos, Zech. and Mal.,  then the N.T. ref. Mt 2:18 - 1Cor., 2Cor. , James  &  Rev.   Details on request. 

Music

Music

The word “music” is not found in the King James Translation.  Yet “musical” is, but is only listed in the Old Testament.  The word “musician” is only listed in the Psalms by David.  Musicians were heard in Babylon, but no more in the Holy City.

    So, man-made musical instruments are not listed nor authorized in the Worship Service of the New Testament Church.

    However, it is clear that Singing with God’s Instrument, the Human Voice, is fully authorized as in Eph 5:19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” and in Col 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord,”  both listing this type of Singing is to be within your hearts, which is also to be in harmony with the voice.

Mysteries in the KJV

Mysteries in the KJV

How many MYSTERIES are in your Life? There are Nine (9) Mysteries in the K.J.T. 1. Mt 13:11 – How the True N.T. Church is hid from the Multitude;
2.
Ro 11:25 – That Jesus Christ, as His Coming was hid from Israel during O.T. Times.
3.
1Co 4:1 – How N.T. Ministers were being Called;
4.
1Co 15:51 – That the End Time and 2nd Coming and the dead bodies are to be raised.
5.
Eph 3:9 – The Gentiles were to be brought into Church Fellowship.
6.
Col 1:17 = The Gentiles were also to be given understanding of Christ being “IN THEM.”
7.
2Th 2:7 - that of the Ending of the Devil and Iniquity.
Then, 8.
1Ti 3:16 = Mystery of Godliness. So I now list
 9.
Re 17:5 through the remainder of this Chapter – then all false religions, of Babylon (Confusion) will be eliminated – Re 18:1-2 on down through to Re 18:18. Most folks will not believe any of these, as some of these mysteries have already happened and the remainder will happen. Mt 24:36. Now, I have a multi-paged writing, if requested.

N. T. Church Membership

N. T. Church Membership

Two births are required before a person can be a valid member of the N.T. Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Lu 1:36-44 – Elizabeth was six months PG when she was visited by the Virgin Mary, and John the Baptist, while still in his Mother’s Womb, leaped for joy at the appearance of Mary. Yet he could not yet join the N.T. Church, because he was not yet born naturally.

Natural Blessings on the Evil and the Good

Natural Blessings on the Evil and the Good

Further down in the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus Christ, He announced that NATURAL blessings would be bestowed upon the evil and good, the just and unjust. Mt 5:45. We have all experienced this - wondered why the evil are blessed many times when the good are not. Now you know, these factors do not affect eternal matters.

Natural vs Spiritual

Natural vs Spiritual

Gospelly, had you rather live CLOSE TO “THE TRUTH” without a good job, or have a SUPER JOB but the GOSPEL TRUTH IS nowhere near to be found?   What are our priorities?   Jesus taught us to SEEK FIRST the Kingdom of Heaven, and all these other natural things of necessity such a food, shelter & clothes SHALL BE added unto you – Mt 6:33.    Then in the very next verse  (34) He tells us to “take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.”  Now, finally, TOMORROW will come, but we are not to be worrying about tomorrow, instead we should PRAY that His Will be done.  He states in conclusion herein – “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”   So, what are we to pray for?   1Th 5:18 – “In every thing give THANKS: for this is THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS concerning YOU.   Okay?

Natural vs Spiritual Healing

There is a vast difference between the NATURAL and SPIRITUAL in PRINCIPLE and APPLICATION.  Notice the HEALING by Jesus does NOT follow the normal medical agenda, but is instantaneous. Mt 8:3

Never Able To Come To The Knowledge Of The Truth

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Could any of us be in that category? Having a "form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof:" from such turn away. 2Ti 3:5,7.

New Birth

How many steps are necessary concerning Regeneration? The New Birth is a ONE STEP operation by the Holy Spirit, ONLY by the Voice of the Son of God - Joh 5:25; 6:63. It is very sovereign in the action thereof.

Fundamental Fact and not just in Principle only, is that the DEAD KNOW NOT ANYTHING - Ec 9:5;  Whether dead NATURALLY or SPIRITUALLY, so in either area of division they don't even KNOW they are dead.  You can be alive Naturally but dead Spiritually, not even know you need to be BORN, first, in BOTH categories, before you have any knowledge of your previous deadness.  Notice this NEW Birth in - Joh 5:25; 6:63; 1Pe 1:23, then you know that you were previously dead Spiritually, now read - Col 3:1-4 = and this gospel message will be joyous.

There are those on my mailing list that does not understand the term fpr the NEW BIRTH, being BORN-AGAIN – 1Pe 1:23. The most common term is REGENERATION = Tit 3:5; This term also means an inward transition concerning Church Discipleship which is a Timely Deliverance as in – Mt 19:28.


New Birth and Conversion

Being born-again is a requirement from above, concerning being saved ETERNALLY, yet I've never heard a P.B. ever say he knew WHEN he was born again, but only when he came to the knowledge of the truth and was Gospelly converted. Joh 3:3-5.

New Testament Church Identity

New Testament Church Identity

The TRUE N.T. Church is IDENTIFIED here on Earth in its Visible, Organic, Organized , Militant Aspect with these following 12 Marks of Identity =  only

---Regenerated Born-again Believers

---Water Baptism as a SYMBOL only

---Closed Communion for only Believers

---Strict Discipline of Members

---Independence of each Local Body

---Separation of Church and State

---For the Poor & Afflicted Especially

---Equality of ALL Members

---Only God-Called Ministers

---No Salaries or Contracts Stipulated

---Sent out only by the Holy Spirit

---No Alliances, Auxiliaries or Secret Orders

New Testament Giving

New Testament Giving

The K.J.T. God's Holy, Divinely Inspired Written Word gives NO MATHEMATICAL formula for N.T. Christian Church Giving Whatsoever.

New ways to promote the gospel...

INNOVATORS are always restless and stirring around looking for NEW WAYS to "package" the Gospel and even the Church. Ec 7:29; Ac 17:21; Ga 1:6-7; 5:7-9; 2Ti 3:1-7.

Nigh to God?

Isa 29:13 - teaches there are people who draw nigh unto God with their mouth, & their lips honour Him; but their Heart (soul) is far from Him. This precept is taught by Men, and not from God.

No Half-Hinges From God

No Half-Hinges From God

God does not make “HALF-HINGES.”  1Ki 7:50; Pr 26:14.  God never makes just a “Half” only.  Examples are in the Bible, Christ, Desire, Hope, 1 Coming &  2Coming, even naturally, Birds, Fish, Flocks of Geese or  Seeds.  So, Now consider – Ec 11:5; 2Co 4:18; Ro 1:20; 11:33-34; 1Ti 3:16; Heb 11:3.  Study Word-Meanings=Hebrew-pothah;  tsiyr -  both words meaning = “depends, turns, pivots as a valued governing principle.”  So, God never starts anything without such being completed, finished and with a positive conclusion.  There are no eternal contingencies with God.   Jesus taught us this lesson in DISCIPLESHIP (not Creation) but that of Timely or Gospel Conversion – in Lu 14:25-33, esp. Lu 14:28-30.   So, from before the foundation of the World in Covenant, until the 2Coming End-Time,  God never leaves eternal things – DANGLING. 

No Man Can Number

Ps 147:4 - "He telleth the NUMBER of the stars; he calleth them ALL by their names." This is not only just a fact of literal nature, but such depicts the entire family of God, of which no man can number nor know ALL of them both naturally and Spiritually. Re 20:15; 21:27.

Not A Bone Broken

Not A Bone Broken

Flesh is torn, life departs the body, but not a BONE shall be broken. This is describing the Cross of Calvary where Jesus died. Ps 34:18-20 –  teaching us of our dilemma in the fallen nature of Adam, of which Jesus declared Himself of no reputation and being found in fashion as a man – Php 2:7-8, destroying this sad state of His Family.  He simply took our place with eternal results for us all. This is stated in Principle, that not a BONE in His body shall be broken, even though the body of flesh and especially the HEART is broken, but only timely. Joh 19:36. Eternally no bone was ever broken, meaning all the family is saved.

Nothing New Under the Sun

Nothing New Under the Sun

There is nothing new under the sun – Ec 1:9. Now read – Ec 3:15 – “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.” So, we can safely conclude that history moves in patterns and the patterns move in cycles, and the cycles have historically moved symmetrically.  A symmetrical is not exactness, but LIKENESS.  History ever repeats itself.  Ge 8:22 – So no man can change this.

Nothing Was and Then God Created

Before Ge 1:1 there was not a single molecule. There was only DARKNESS, VOID, EMPTY, BLACK Nothingness. Then the GODHEAD finally "moved," and Natural Creation began during the next 6 twenty-four hour evenings and mornings.

NT Worship Services

Wells of Salvation are in three parts, the same as our N.T. Worship Services - Singing Praise, Prayer, Preaching and closing with Singing; Isa 12:3-4.

Numbers

Numbers

NUMBERS one through ten have specific meanings.  The Number FIVE (5) first means – DEATH, then following next it means GRACE, and each word has FIVE (5) letters.  Ro 5:6,12, then Ro 5:19-21.

Numbers - Literally and Figuratively

Numbers - Literally and Figuratively

The Bible, the K.J.T. lists “NUMBERS” both Literally and Figuratively with the essence therein being both, and the thrust of this writing is that of SYMBOLIC.  The K.J.T. is to be understood as NUMBERS representing certain FACTORS.  1. Authority, 2. Witness, 3. Godhead, 4. Testings or Trials,  5. Death then Grace, 6. Number of Man,  7. Complete,  8. Perfect.  9. Judgment, and  10. Civil Factors such as – units, tenths, hundreds, thousands, ten-thousand – 1Co 14:19.  Paul herein was not just being “general,” but was stating a specific equation of facts as are found in these examples of all these TEN base numbers throughout Holy Writ.   Notice he states these FIVE words with his understanding TO THE CHURCH, than 10,000 in an unknown tongue.  These FIVE WORDS are found in the context of Ro 8:29-30.

O.T. Allegorical?

O.T. Allegorical?

It has been announced on Nat'l Public TV recently that most of the O.T. in the Bible is allegorical, and not literal, material, tangible, visible, organic. Well, the opposite of this misrepresentation is that to say O.T. Bible History is only an allegory, is, and does create an "allegory" itself. So the allegory itself is an allegory.

Regie Rhodes: - would you further explain this? I did not get it. Thanks.

Mark Thomas: It went right over my head too. It is a misrepresentation to say that most of the Old Testament is allegorical, but, the opposite and true representation is that Old Testament History is an allegory creating an allegory so that the allegory itself is an allegory. Wow. It is no wonder I failed algebra.

: Eliminate all this "figurative" stuff, and go literal, material, tangible, visible, real, and historical. I do not deny there are "pictures" seen in these O.T. Historical Reports, but they all literally happened.

Obedience and Disobedience

Obedience and Disobedience

There are two important factors that are clearly outstanding throughout the N.T. and were even clearly listed in the O.T. That of OBEDIENCE  and, then, mostly DIS-OBEDIENCE. In the O.T. Moses Laws, were the Rules, but mostly they were disobeyed, even stated in Jer 6:16 that they would NOT walk therein. Now for the N.T. Rules of Obedience, which, when kept granted many TIMELY benefits and blessings through learning the Gospel, and walking therein. Yet, through the PERFECT obedience of Jesus Christ we learn that He alone kept perfectly the Laws of God, His Father – Joh 6:37-38 which guaranteed the ETERNAL Redemption of both O.T. and N.T. folks chosen in Him – Eph 1:4-14. So, your disobedience cannot overrule the Obedience of Christ, but such can hinder your REST in Christ while you sojourn here on earth. Mt 11:28

Obedience Hard?

Obedience Hard?

Many have stated through the years how hard it is to be obedient.  Jesus stated – Mt 11:28-30,  That if you are tired and heavy laden, to come unto Him for REST,  His yoke is easy and burden light.

Obedience vs Disobedience

Obedience vs Disobedience

OBEDIENCE vs. DIS-OBEDIENCE are vital factors within the K.J.T. Initially, there are only Obedient factors within the actions of Jesus Christ as required by the failures of Adam – Ro 5:19.

Unregenerates are always Dis-obedient, Many of the Regenerates are also the same. Adam caused his entire posterity to become ailures – the O.T. narrative in Eze 8:13-16 clearly shows the activates were “with their backs to the Temple, facing the East and worshipping the literal Sun. Jg 2:6-14 - From one obedient generation to the next being disodedient, by following OTHER gods, forsaking the Lord. This angered the Lord greatly so he allowed the enemy to take them, then the Lord raised up Judges to deliver them.  The chastisement was in between. Jos 24:13-19 is another scene of the same, as Joshua which was in a Land flowing with many natural benefits of grace, and he told the people to serve to Lord and quit serving the gods which their fathers had served. They were told to “choose you this day whom ye will serve,” but really, God is the only choice. De 11:18-21 – Moses taught them to only serve God, as their fathers did, teaching them the same truths, that true service of obedience would be like heaven upon the earth. Finally, in the N.T. – Mt 6:24 – No man can serve two masters, for he will hate one and love the other – Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Obtaining Eternal Life

Obtaining Eternal Life

There is a theology that lists six (6) steps necessary to obtaining ETERNAL Life. Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, Water Baptism and Continuous Gospel Obedience, including the Communion Service of Bread & Wine EVERY Sunday. Now all these things are Scriptural, but are NOT “IN ORDER TO” obtaining ETERNAL Life, but “BECAUSE OF” all such, you are to become OBEDIENT in all these things, for your TIMELY & GOSPEL benefits and blessings in your earthly sojourn. There are many texts confirming all these entities, and their contexts proves such. Here is just only one closing text that tell it all – Eph 2:8-10, especially V10 –“For we are His WORKMANSHIP, created IN Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God hath before ordained that we SHOULD walk in them.” Notice the CREATION comes first, then Good Works SHOULD follow, but the latter does not usually happen, but SHOULD.  Yet the CREATION comes without ANY obedience on the human’s part. Life always PRECEDES action.

Occupy Till I Come

Jesus advised His Disciples (servants) to "occupy until I come." Lu 19:13.

As Christian Disciples & Church Members, are we occupying?

Offences - Offending

Offences - Offending

OFFENCES – OFFENDING -  Jesus says in Mt 18:7 – “Woe, unto that man by whom offence cometh.” Offences will come but be not the OFFENDER.   Paul taught in 1Co 10:32 – “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles,  nor to the church of God.”  Further, he teaches – 2Co 11:7

“Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted , because I have preached to you the gospel freely?”   Then he states clearly in – Php 1:10 – “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.”  Jesus Christ was crucified and then resurrected because of OUR offences – Ro 4:25.   However GRACE exceeded greatly over all offences – Ro 5:14-18.

Offender For A Word

Being an OFFENDER FOR A WORD over something that does not amount to a "hill of beans," is unfruitful and meaningless, resulting in negatives. Isa 29:21.

Old Age

OLD AGE is defined clearly in the K.J.T. and not just by words only. However, here are some words of declaration = Job 5:26; Ps 37:25; 71:18; 90:1-10; Ec 12:1-7. The analogy of a crop of corn comes to harvest time – full age. David also declares the difference between young and old, even by gray hair, then he employs the crop also as grass/flowers growing up in the morning, then withers in the evening, Our years are as a tale that it told. Solomon spells out old age clearly with the grave which ends up with only dust, but not the spirit which goes back to God instantly. One more point, Solomon also tells us in Ec 3:1-8 as “time for this and that,” but NOT a SET time.

Old Testament Feasts

Old Testament Feasts

     Like an arrow shot from a Prophetic Bow, on a very straight line, the Old Testament Feasts all pointed to the very coming of Jesus Christ as found in Ex 23:16; 34:22; Le 23:34,39-43; Nu 29:12-38; and De 16:13, and hitting its target in the very center as found in Joh 7:1-39.

Omnipresence of God

Omnipresence of God

OMNIPRESENCE of God is welded and entwined with His other Essences of Omnipotent, Omniscience and His Immutability.   Notice His PRESENCE, even invisible to the nature eye and carnal mind, yet very present Spiritually - Ex 3:4; De 4:12; Da 3:25; Mt 18:20; Joh 1:18; 1Ti 1:17; 6:16; Heb 11:27; We cannot see the Wind but we feel its presence; We cannot see the Air as we breathe its presence.  God is Spiritually, Morally, Righteously present IN us, being round about us all. We can "feel" Him, as He is NEAR us and not far away, filling Heaven & Earth- Jer 23:23-24

Omniscience & Foreknowledge

God's ALL-KNOWING embraces all events, times, places, things; however His FOREKNOWLEDGE only embraces His People. His PREDESTINATION (Pre-determines destiny which only embraces His People) - Mt 1:21; Ro 8:29-30. They are a great multitude which no man can number of all nations, kindreds people and tongues - Re 7:9.

ON THE CROSS

ON THE CROSS

By Elder Hulan Bass

1Co 1:17- "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect."

This last phrase emphasizes the fact that "if the Gospel of Christ" is not preached correctly, then the "Cross of Christ" can be rendered in the minds of many, leaving them in unbelief of the Truth, and bringing them to confusion not understanding the true facts of what all Christ accomplished on the Cross. That scenario renders complicated error, and thereby leaves the Full Work on the Cross, essentially, of non-effect. IF one single step, small or great, is left out, then such renders the Cross of Christ of one effect.

There are several units and steps of fulfillment, completion and fully executed major requirement for Christ on the Cross, of which not even a jot or tittle can be omitted. First let us consider that Christ was to fulfill the O.T. Law to a jot and tittle.

We find in Joh 19:28-30 "After this, Jesus knowing that all things ere now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." This all happened at the end of the 9th hour.

Another way to say this is "at the end of the 6 hours on the Cross." Still another way to say it is "at the end of the 3 hours of darkness." We also notice that He recollected through His perfect memory, all the things that were assigned for Him to execute concerning His Father's Will, and the last thing He must do or say, was "I thirst." This fulfilled the prophecy of Ps 69:20-21. He then realized that all things were not completed, so He bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Col 1:20 - "And, having made peace through the blood of Christ, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." Here we learn two more entities of His Required Assignment to execute, that being "Shedding Blood," and "Reconciliation."

Next, we observe another requirement he must execute and that being found in the text--Ro 3:24 - "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." Here we learn that there is a vital objective of "Justification." This justification can only come through his redemption, and redemption requires blood shedding.

As we continue this chain of steps, we now go to Ro 5:9- we further stress the great importance of "Blood Justification." Much more then,

being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." Lastly and yet just as important we finally state that On This Cross, Jesus Christ brought sanctification. 1Pe 1:2- "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ...

This chain-link scenario was through His Foreknowledge and Jesus Christ stood as a Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Re 5:6; 13:8. His blood was the first of these five steps - Redemption requires blood shed; 2ndly, then Atonement comes into play, and He was required to die to satisfy the offended wrath and justice [justification] of God.

Ro 5:11 - "And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement." 1Co 11:25-26-"After the same manner Also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come."

So, we must declare that even the Lord's Supper of Bread and Wine emphasizes the required need for His Blood to be remembered, and following the blood shedding was His death. Atonement requires death.

Redemption then is first, then Atonement is second. This must be remembered and preached till he come. There is no discharge in this duty. Now let us line these five steps up in proper order:

1. Redemption which requires blood shedding.

2. Atonement which requires death.

3. Justification in the Eyes of God.

4. Reconciliation in the Triune Godhead

5. Sanctification now exists in the Eyes of the Godhead.

Conclusion:

God now sees the elect as Sanctified, holy and pure as the driven snow, as He looks through the blood of His Son, thereby being reconciled, at peace, as His offended wrath is now at bay, as He is not satisfied as all requirements are now in balance with no iniquity or trespass existing The death atonement of His Son finalized His sufferings for all the Elect's Sins in this one perfect offering embracing all that are sanctified.

Heb 10:14. This death followed His blood shedding Redemption. All five of these entities are tied directly to the first, which was Redemptive Blood Shedding. Further, I would be totally remiss to not close with this statement - "All of these things happened On the Cross." Now there are some steps that followed, or after His being "On the Cross," but that will be another writing. 

Only One THRONE in Heaven

Only One THRONE in Heaven

There is only ONE THRONE in Heaven for the three PERSONS of the Holy Trinity. Proof can be found in several contexts, but the clear clincher, which cannot be misunderstood – Re 3:21.

ONE THRONE, ONE BODY, but THREE persons are ONE. Col 2:9 – FULNESS, does not mean “part of” three, but ”ALL of Three.” Re 3:21 proves this premise. The Holy Spirit is also the Voice of the Son, and the Son does The Will of the Father. Joh 1:14; 6:38-39,63; 17:5.

Clarification:  The Holy Spirit is one of the three Equal Persons in the Holy Trinity. 1Jo 5:7.  The Voice of the Son Of God, Jesus Christ, employs His own Voice, just as the Holy Ghost does not preach the Gospel employing the Voice of Jesus Christ.   Yet, Joh 5:25 shows that Jesus’ Voice accomplishes the New Birth.   

Opening The Word Of God

The Word of God is CLOSED unto you until The Lord OPENS it to you. Lu 24:32,45. The Written Word is written by Divine Inspiration in such manner so that it is CLOSED before it is OPENED.

Opinions

OPINIONS  

Usually, they are like links in a chain, and mostly run in the Negative basically, from conjured evidence, such as = 

Varying Synonyms:
Analyzing, Appraise, Branded, Categorize, Classify, Conceived, Condemned, Convicted, Criticized, Declared, Deemed, Doomed, Eluded, Evaded, Evaluation, Expression, Formed, Guess, Hint, Impression, Imply, Infer, Judge, Notion, Persuasion, Preconceived, Predicted, Pronounced, Speculation, Suggested, Views.

Compiled by:   Elder Hulan Bass

Oppositions of science falsely so called....

True Science embraces ASTRONOMY with Scriptural harmony; yet False Science embraces ASTROLOGY (signs of the planets and stars) such as Zodiac Signs, fortune-telling, consulters with familiar spirits, wizards, enchanters, observers of times, are all an ABOMINATION unto the Lord - De 18:9-12.

Optimal to Church Services

Optimal to Church Services

None of these are “optional” pertaining to the N.T. Church Worship Services = Ac 2:42 – Apostles’ Doctrine, is first, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread (Communion); Prayer; then Eph 5:19 & Col 3:16 lists Singing. Isa 56:7 declares prophetically the N.T. Church is “His House of Prayer” and Jesus confirms this in Mr 11:17. Prayer surrounds all the activities. The next factor to be considered is that of “not adding to” or “modifying” any of these entities, no more and no less. The “Worship Service” is to be just perfect. Yet, modern-day technology has invented and added many innovations for “natural” comfort, but no changes in the Spiritual Worship Services. Now read – Ec 7:29.

Or Rather

OR RATHER - - -

Ga 4:9 - Paul uses a term hardly ever found in Holy Writ.  "But now, after that ye have known god, OR RATHER are known OF God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?"

Did DIVINE INSPIRATION direct Paul to use this "or rather" (in other words)?    This "or rather" clearly puts the shoe on the other foot.  It changes a major factor of "which came first" - works IN ORDER TO, or rather, that LIFE PRECEDES ACTION.

In English Grammar, what is the VOICE - Passive or Active on man's part?

Ordinances of God

ORDINANCES of God and also of man; both are to be kept; the first "of God" and the second that of "man's Civil laws." Ro 13:2; 1Pe 2:13 Both are herein approved of God.

Origin of New Testament Church

Origin of New Testament Church

Origin of N.T. Church is in two categories;  1.  O.T. Historical, Figure, Type, Shadow, Symbol and Prophecy.  2. N.T. In Substance, Literal, Realized and Fulfilled.    Ac 7:38; Heb 1:1-2.

OT and NT are both valid

OT and NT are both valid

O.T. and N.T. are both valid and both teach needed data, such as the Life, Being and Status of Pharoah, King of Egypt.  Example:  Ex 9:16 vs. Ro 9:17.  Both confirm God’s Power, not of some earthly king.  So that which was written “aforetime was written for our learning” – Ro 15:4.

Our Conversation Is In Heaven

The word "Conversation" does not always mean verbal.  In - Php 3:20 - it contextually and definitively means "Citizenship" -