Do you want to go to Heaven? Jesus is the way. Do you desire or want a relationship and fellowship with your Heavenly Father God? Do you know God loves you? God is love and do you know that God requests the honor of your presence at a Marriage Supper/Banquet to be given in His Son's Honor? God loves you which is no less than stupendous and fabulous and that with compassion joy THAT is beautiful. THIS LIFE ABUNDANT IS IN POVERTY IN HUMILITY of Spirit without a lot of 'stuff' in His Son, Jesus Christ. Did you know the Bible tells of our Living God and Savior, Jesus Christ Risen as our only Exalted Head, and Lord in victory? He the Bible says, is the only Prophet, Priest, and King necessary for men to get to God: and we are raised with Christ to newness of life in His Access in Heavenly Places by His Finished Work and Perfect Atonement for sin, His Love for us, a great good right standing with God. The Gospel is Good News. It's great good good news! Do you think of salvation a getting right with God aright? Do you know having it right is a lifetime journey with God is forgiveness of sins and the experience of knowing God aright? God loves you as an exclamation is in order!(don't need a guilty feeling to make it.) Do you know God promises to all a newness of life, with renewed faith to you through His Son by coming in faith through grace to Him? This happens through the Holy Spirit's attracting and our participating. It's not where you've been but where are you now in God's Eternal Now. The Spirit and the Bride call. Could you have the guts to follow Jesus Christ, God's Only Son even in hard places? What do you want from Him? Tell Him. He wants our attention to get saved, a committment that starts, and is, and becomes Holy living as Gift until we come to see Him as He is someday in confirmed righteousness in Heaven. He has a job for you to do until then. He has blessed the little children and He has built His Church. He wants us to be in an intimate personal relationship with Him through the Son, attending Church, (Bible literal taking one,) have fellowship with others, &.. live life as a servant with fullness, faithfulness, and loving for believing Him. This is all a part of the characteristics of the life Our Lord Jesus Christ calls us to live in I Corinthians 13.
A mystery exposed and revealed is an Abundant Life In Christ.Now here's what and why I believe in right relationships and relationship especially with the one and only true Living God Who gives us richly everything to enjoy and evangelical faith (which is a Gift from Him) to believe. We learn: what He's done, what He's doing, and what He's going to do in the future in you and me and can do! Do you recognize His love over you? Joyfully hilariously? With tenderness and joyfulness even hilarity? We glory in tribulation and first even glory in glory of God. That love is spelt l-o-v-e with much tough and tenderness, blessing under His hand, & lovingkindness. He has given you prevenient common grace for your many needs and wants, food, clothing, and shelter under His hand. Do you have a certain object of faith? Is it holding you to something or SomeOne? It matters this object of faith because this Jesus is the Incarnation of God become man. God revealed Himself in a tabernacle or tent of human kindness called Christ Jesus the Only Begotten Son of God 2000 years ago. That makes Him worthy of our commitment to be worthy of our worship. For there's no formula nor method to Holiness but Christ He is the way and the path! Are you walking in His Footsteps? At Calvary? Are you trusting every hour? We're sinners and you can fathom that if you realize you're not perfect & therefore need help from the broken way we live as humans and the holes we fall into. God would search you inside if you invited Him to, and love on you & say that you need to know Him, (the way is God & in peace between you and He through Jesus.) God loves you and wants you in His Will, doing His Will, & in a personally way known by Him. For in God's Only Son Jesus, in His Fullness Resurrected Shekinah Presence there is love, joy and peace and pleasures at His right hand forevermore and this is all in knowing Him personally more and more through Jesus Christ once for all time, the only Resurrected Representative of God's Love in a lifetime journey and this starts with forgiveness of your sins. The Holy Spirit welcomes you to God's Family with enthusiasm. God is buying you a Ransom He paid yea moreover is paying in eternal now time for you in your accepting Christ as Savior momentarily - in the Eternal Now to obtain and starts at the Cross! God cares! Salvation is a word that is an offense to the world being they can't understand it. Scripture says, "if any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him." What is the sin of the world? Unbelief. Unbelief particularly in Jesus as the Son of God the Only Begotten Sent by God. Greed and lust are forbearers of greater sin. Unbelief in the corruption of nature and unbelief in being a sinner lead to worse all the time. Entropy takes over. Salvation on the other hand begins (God knows when) outside you, you hearing the words of scripture the Plan of Redemption from someone & believing it. Hearing it read (the Word) yourself then you begin belief in God totally in His Finished Work (Christ's) Himself. God drawing you near, you hearing the still small voice of God to repent and then responding to the Living Gospel. You are saved by the Living God in repentance from your old way of life and are saved. Living the Christian life isn't in self-righteousness but in a Risen life in Him depending on Him. Living as a Christian isn't silver or gold in having but not neglecting thanksgiving and other such things as are what God wants, contentment. It's not about accumulating stuff. Christ is our righteousness and we boast in Him alone. We're in His Presence in a special way when saved and known by Him and then we're constantly inbreathed by God (greek: theoneustos.) For supernaturally in Him we live and move and have our being. Gal. 5:16 says, "If we walk by the Spirit we will not fulfill the desires of the flesh." Jesus Christ is the beginning and the ending: Alpha and Omega, the same yesterday today and forever for our faith. For those who believe & receive His grace and don't do their works on their part for salvation righteousness they would be acceptable as a hypothetical. But as you have received grace for grace, receiving as your own responsibility: gold, silver, and precious stones to lay at Jesus's feet in quality of things you do in God. Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord if you've come to Him, ie. as a childlike born of God person *you will please Him having the Spirit. With the help by grace infused from God and from the Holy Spirit its possible. All things are possible walking in Jesus abiding and in dependence on Him. Receive Him moment by moment like you would a familiar trusted friend. He is able to save you and keep you personally fully and really found out like its written in our Lord's parable in Luke 15 says: 'saved.' There God writes, "He rejoices and invites others to rejoice even over one sinner who repents." You start to experience His love practically! and just by hearing it from the Spirit proclaimed and you responding.And if you're living by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the Rapture occurs while you're living in Christ and honoring a disciple's relationship to God through grace to God and in fellowship (let me emphasize it's by faith through grace) you can be caught up in ("rapizo" in the orig. Bible languages, 'caught away') in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so shall you ever be with the Lord Jesus! Even so come Lord Jesus! Maranatha!Doesn't this sound like something you'd like? or learn to like? love maybe? Read I Thessalonians 4:13-17 and I Corinthians 15:1-7ff for instance, and maybe St. John's Gospel chapter three verse three.In context, "God be merciful to me a sinner," was said in an open appeal brokenhearted and statement made faithfully by a Tax-gatherer of whom it was said in a parable told by Jesus as to one who humbles himself before God this man having beaten upon his breast saying those words. Jesus told this parable about people who think themselves righteous and show contempt for others. The other man in the parable, the Pharisee said, "I thank God I'm not like other men, I fast twice in the week, etc. and I'm not like this publican." Certainly this man has no clue for his saying this. This parable shows a humility before God by the publican instead who came home exalted and justified having humbled himself in a simple single but great way before God. You can be like this person. If Jesus is your Lord and you are His child, remember mercy triumphs when humbling yourself before God under His Mighty Hand.I'm proposing God is love and Jesus shows it all along our way Jesus having died in our place. There is a testifying in every believer a witness unto Jesus that Jesus Paid It All all in a regard to our sin debt. It's all too clear that the deliverance over sin Christ won to gain our salvation for us was complete over sin, death, and hell; His Death did this. Christ became our sin and it's punishment. Then when He rose from the dead He makes us alive whole, complete, & individually directed in His path in salvation. That's why it's said by us to purpose to glorify Him with admonishment all our lives as (ecclesia, Greek for Church,) the called out ones, as witnesses (maryturos in Grk.,) and as testifying 'believers' uniquely of a Faithful God. And we are martyrs also in part because our Ransom paid is costly and we treat it costly, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
The Word of God states "IN BEGINNING" (No article "the" inbetween those two words in the Genesis 1:1 Hebrew,) given as plain fact that by His speaking God spoke and the cosmos is on the sixth day created by His hands, even man was created in the image of God.
God created him and her in the Garden of Eden and He rested on the seventh day. It's in the image of God Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, were created from the dust of the ground by His hand or fingers which shows God's intricate care for man. Because of the Fall of man in the eyes of the Lord, Failing Him God's Spirit died in man & man's spirit died in God's Presence. God would walk with man's in the sunset portion or cool of the day to fellowship/walk with man intimately before this. Apart from God in this state man failed and didn't walk him with as usual at the sunset of the day. Adam and Eve succombed to the serpent Satan schemes & misleads and this caused a substantial crises to His man. God had made the command to not eat the fruit in the center of the Garden of one tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God said not to eat of it, for you will die, in the day you eat of it. But they ate, and though man was still made in God's image and had free will moral agency, and loved to fellowship in the Garden and walk with God they failed God's moral test. And man made fig leaves to cover his/her nakedness at an attempt to reconcile their disobedience with God but that was a flop and so God made provision of a clothing covering from a sacrificed animal without help from man. That Miracle God did, to produce *Redemption of the likeness and image of God returned though God was blameless and Holy.But even today in getting saved you can be free to live with this covering coverage from God 'in the Eternal now' (PR) in the down payment to win a sinless body someday in Heaven. With obedience and perseverance on your part in life now is to expect to inherit promises the God. Surely that likeness of God or image of God in salvation is returned in godly hope inclined in high anticipation that doesn't make us ashamed at all because the love of God HAS been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit Romans 5:3-5. God lives in an Eternal Now. So in salvation through the conduit of God's love for you and your love for Him in steadfast hope that is of Another Kind in the Holy Spirit: faith in Jesus Christ for salvation is believed unto Eternal Life and a Life In The Spirit. We're just aliens and strangers passing thru in this life. Remember Pilgrim's Progress? Eternity is a long time. It's on my plate to believe the likeness of God Himself, the aspects of the image of God in man in a body with a created soul and clothed in a spirit that is unique in this existence on earth it was no accident. Father God returned at Calvary, all we lost by the progenitor Adam we gain back BECAUSE His love restores us future tense if we go on forward with Him. He IS SHOWING US LOVE, revealed in the Son of God Jesus in His Incarnation in His Birth/Nativity, Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, Exaltation and Glorification for our Redemption of the purchased possession privelege in benefit. In His LONG-HEARTED PASSION shown Sovereignly appointed time at the Cross He proved the plan He put in force will work. If we enter at some point and believe with a persevering belief in Jesus that acts on grace alone to become saved we will hear a voice behind us saying when we tuen to the right, "This Is The Way, Walk You, In It." We take one step at a time in His Footsteps. God's attitude toward us is one of Favor that is for us for a timing particular of punctilinear (point in time, greek tense: aorist active indicative) saving faith (continuing) based on the observation that God was in Christ at the Cross reconciling man to Himself. I and others have observed in intervention from Abba Daddy God that life given is for eternal life and my life is exposed and "laid bare before Him with Whom we have to do," Hebrews says in ch. 3. He wants our attention! Signs along the road of life show us God is love! HE IS FOR US! He has another side to Himself which is goodness. We can believe He is good like in: 'crazy good' in being possibly, positively, and humanely opportune in us for His Holy will to be accomplished and for His ways & His Kingdom to prosper and this is well and good. He wants us saved and on a Highway of Holiness. Man's plan will end in destruction for death is sin's wages. Bible says, "there is a way seemed right to a man and the end of it is death." There is a time for judgment but you can have the sacrifice that your sins are judged at the Cross and you can have pardon or if not and you "do it your way" after you're dead have them judged fail to enter Heaven do not pass go nor go on Monopoly. If your sins are judged at Calvary by getting salvation you will have an eternal inheritance in a better place heaven. No 'O.K. Corral' or 'Jesus face,' please, no poker face for this is true. The big trick of the Satan is make you think he doesn't exist. Christ takes away sin.In fact, these eternal glimpse Spiritual wooings of God's glory, in fact the Dating God does of us, literally the out-rays of His love for usHe's revealing to us are working for us as Christians (in name and for a few far more of us, character too,) an unseen underspoken eternal weight of glory worth far more in features and exceeding value than in every circumstance or purposefully unjust but useful suffering we endure in God no matter how we're pressed (Greek: thillipsis) our squeezing in path and how we experience life. We rejoice in the glory of God however. We glory in the glory. We joy rejoicing in tribulations, however, too, give thanks Him in everything, and acknowledge Him in all our ways, trust Him, and take the faith-trust to receive the salvation He offers with all our whole hearts like a childlike child weaned would trust an adult parent. Jesus last words were, "It is finished." It's justified from the Cross works, (greek Tetelestai) that to the undershepherd the work of salvation is done and that the Finished Works He accomplished will show up all along our way in us in His Work of the Holy Spirit's Presence. We will then be ready to be cradled into heaven by Him someday at death or the Rapture whichever comes first or in other words ushered in by Him while we're obeying in the present and following Him in obedience. Jesus by spiritual transferance gives you a newness of life abundant, forgiven. Enduring to the end, adopted, and regenerated sons and daughters of His you belong to Him showing you're possessed of a hope IN HIM more and more steadfast! God says, "all creation is eagerly (waiting) hoping on hippity-hoppity tip toe anticipating with inexpressable joy for the adoption of the sons of God to happen even for the redemption of our bodies. For all the universe in natural creation shall be liberated in a manner similiar like to the children of God's liberty someday." (See Bible verses on the Kingdom of God in the New Millenium, in Psalms, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hoseah, Zechariah, etc. and Romans 8:22-26.) But you need salvation to be a part.
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God is Love! God wants you! We love Him because He first loved us and for that we're greatly benefited by being hidden with Christ in God forgiven much specificly forgiven everything before salvation if we believe Him: take the faith in Him to be a part, involve your belief in God's salvation by getting 'into His boat.'Israel believed in the future he would come. They look forward, we look back. About Our Savior Jesus Then We Read In The Bible: The Gentiles were grafted in to the one Olive Tree; The enmity was abolished through Christ: We see through a glass darkly, pictures of salvation all around us and the reality is (in Jesus) the Living Word:
Jesus was name called, meaning it was put upon him unjustly, to be named, "the friend of sinners," "a glutton, a winebibber," " a likeable fellow," because He ate and drank with sinners but knew God through and through and as His all in all and He spoke knowingly WITH AUTHORITY, did the work of God, and yet loved (infamous sinners like us) but didn't engage in their/our sinful acts or sin as principle. Jesus the Great Teacher And Physician, Eternal Savior (descriptions of His acts and title) pleased God perfectly. Not only did He please God but He obeyed God the Father so much so that He in addition was declared to be the very God by men and by angels. Believed on for miracles here on earth He could see in every man or woman there's a DEEP AND WIDE HURTING--A DESPERATELY WICKED HURT (who can know it?)--- THAT HE ONLY COULD KNOW.. THE REMEDY FOR AND HE ONLY.. COULD SAVE AND DELIVER US FROM.. HE BEING GOD IN THE FLESH, SOVEREIGNE OVER EVERY CIRCUMSTAMCE, NAME OR PERSON INDIVIDUAL. Exactly where (God knows where) the human condition has a 'need' or request personally & individually with God and men for saving, sanctifying.. He Holily Executed It. On The Cross He being sensitive to it's fruition and result which is in a New Man in salvation. In Jesus Christ who was crucified for the sins of mankind who became sin at the Cross to paid to God the Ransom for our own sin. He was without sin and lived a high priest in things pertaining to God in everything with perfect judgment and Life: His Holy Nature expressed He is our Savior, 100% God 100% man. His godly prerogatives to do His own thing He gave up from doing (with the Father and Holy Spirit's help) to with significance help and liberate man from oppression of sin, living 33 1/2 years on the earth to die. Wherever He laid His head down & worked, & traveled there was light and that light was most precious light. Where sin abounded grace did much more abound as Jesus Christ obeyed to a t a sinful humanity's Death on the Cross and determined beforehand to explain to His twelve that was His purpose. He saw the goal and His point in time (importance of action in significance) and did it. Father working alongside while the Spirit did the work also of signs, wonders, and miracles through Christ. And when considering WHETHER He is Lord, liar, or lunatic if you read the Gospels as clearly as we do you begin to estimate a firm judgment of character to believe and envision that He's the genuine McCoy: the God-man by what He says, and is, and by the failure of those around Him, in other words in an anti-thetical sense to fail in their mission: (they failed before the Cross in weakness,) but after the Resurrection of Christ by fifty days the Holy Spirit fell enabling them to greatly boldly do results and faith evidence. Then you have to decide too rather than sit on the fence. It's right to believe He is Lord and Master over sin and its effects! He is our Savior from sin! He even said to top it all off, "If you can't believe, believe on the basis of the works." And what lovely altogether beneficial Godly works! He never spoke out against anybody. The people said of Him, "He does all things well." "He makes both the blind to see and the deaf to hear." "He raises the dead." "To the poor the Gospel, preached," Luke 4:19. He was as gentle as gentle mice, but inwardly He knew all men & what was in men and lived a situation at all times therefore quick in God's fear to redeem us. He was genuinely mighty inside like Moses was and more so in overall honor (Hebrews says, "as a builder of a house has more honor than the house" and "as a son," rather than the servant Moses was) but He exhausted Satan's tactics so very mightily, constantly, consistently, faithfully, dynamically entrusting slamming the Adversary overcoming the world, the flesh, and the devil, and his hordes in this life in deliverance, to obeying God in reliance as a pleasing aroma (not just rote obeying,) but with Charismata Dunamus (charisma and dynamite.) This wasn't self-reliance on Himself but absolute trust in the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit to do the Works of God (Grk. Ergon,) God works through personality so often. By the Spirit indeed through grace He obeyed the Father God and God filled His life and ways high up and greatly in miracles also from God Most High full with the Spirit, and Power, therefore He was declared VERY GOD AND PLEASING TOO, (even through every obstacle AND even when it got tough.) His word planted in men's hearts as it did conflicted as many a time the Word of God's plan (the Logos) does vs. man's agenda. He had a Godly "Aroma" as they say in the Greek Dialect, (a Charismata.) "He FRAGRANCED smelled of good deeds." He passed every trial every test and staggering well.
Jesus, being a servant in all aspects to us in everything also said, "If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto Me." This He said speaking of His Atoning Death on Calvary and Risen Exalted Life, His glorification and ascension to the Kingdom of God Heavenly Throne up above resulted in sins taken away. He said, "the Kingdom of God is come near," therefore repent, change your mind and attitude and amend your conducts from the inside out. It's from the inside out our heart cries out therefore God must use other people to build our edifice from the outside by the way. His life, Death, and Resurrection show His Divine power (like controlled dynamite) over the Universe in creative acts of Creation and Re-creation to save us being efficacious or effectual. He could have called twelve legions of angels to take Him down from that Cross and save Him on that day put but He hung to the cross. He didn't flinch from the doing of God's will. He rarely mentioned His Death without saying also He would Rise from Death. Christ literally BECAME sin for us and suffered the pain it cost of our remediation or redemption on the Cross. Every sin we will ever commit from the past, into the future, and even the present was forgiven then in an eternity of eternities He experiencing the wrath of God by sinful humanity hanging in pain on the Cross for you and I and coming out the other side. His Death and victory over sin and for sin and Resurrection is become our victory over sin, death, and hell, and the grave at the Rapture later resulting in our purposing to be glorifying Him. We're witnessing unto our Lord of God's saving grace. It was a great victory though from an outward view. He meekly came a Preacher of righteousness of right relationship to God sent by our Father in grace and truth and fullness of grace. But He came a fervent servant the first time and we did not recognize Him. But it was to be the overthrow of the Holy Spirit in control of His heart and His life at every minute and turn and by exchange to our lives too if we submit to Him once for all. John the Baptist was a forerunner of Messiah a disciple/preacher close at His heels to introduce personal and cooporate revival in Him. Jesus Christ called God His Father and accepted man's worship having made Himself equal with God, and in kenosis: His self-emptying He thought being like God not something to be grasped but obeyed God even to a last breath and release of spirit up to God of Himself, a Death on the Cross. This was His testimony of His inner perfect life with God. His act of laying His life down willingly for us in Crucifixion Death is the demonstraton of God's love personified to each person potentially to save them from a life of wandering sin (which Jude says results in blackness of darkness of fires of hell, a warning) (for those who constantly reject God's love to finally obtain salvation) of which I am pleading and explaining is impetus to be saved the 'basis for our evangelical faith for believing.' Scripture says, "No greater love has any man, than that he that lays down His life for his friends," Jesus said. Jesus calls us His own in the dramatic present, *"and no longer do I call you servants but I call you *friends." He said, "For I tell you what I'm doing." He's not our Lord until we make Him Lord and never our buddy. And through intimacy He's there inside. He's not our homeboy neither but has over 100 titles in the New Testament where we honor Him. He said, "I have power to take it up and power to lay it down," from above, (The Father being from above and Christ speaking of His life and Death and "became alive.") So then that His Blood spilt in fact was effectual for us as life changing truth and if even one drop of it fell to the ground it was sufficient to buy us from our sins is truth. This is in verity. The proof of Christianity is changed lives. What are we doing with His Blood? The Blood of Jesus Christ saves from sin. God's Plan through His Son was for the Trinity to work in cohesive fashion and in tandem and save mankind. Christ was the Father's only Son sent as an Innocent Righteous Lamb to die for the sins of all mankind, even for the many who will accept Him Jesus Christ to pay to God (Himself) the Ransom for them. But the gate is small and the way, narrow. The Christ, through the Spirit, exogenerated (without creation nor generation) or came forth from the Father in the power of the Spirit lived, and died once for us all. All sin then has a punishment, penalty, or consequence and permanent death destination unless it is forgiven by God. On Jesus was laid you and my sin and its punishment. In the Old Testament a promise of forgiveness, or in words of obedience in progress of revelation of Who God is was rewarded (for that is how the Old Testament worked, or should I say failed to work) and Atonement for sin for another year was obtained in truly looking ahead by the shedding of blood, the blood of dead bulls, rams, and ashes of a heifer as the Spirit of God came upon people per se for the time of the coming of Messiah in the future. Old Testament saints were never quite sure God heard. This is because there was every year as the High Priest went in to the Holy of Holies, remembrance of sins and Jesus came to put away sin once for all by the offering of Himself up to God. When Jesus by His pleasing aroma in offering to the Father at the Mercy Seat in Heaven above the cherebim His Gifts and offerings He perfected forever those who are being sanctified. He became the Innocent Righteous Holy Lamb Of God's Sacrificial Choosing in God's Sight: re: Our New Covenant. When Christ died He led captivity captive, emptying Abraham's bosom of good souls and He gave good gifts to men including giving poured out the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Day. We can now speak in tongues as the initial physical evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit. All through Acts this was so. By faith and trust in Him, having accepting Christ as Savior and Lord we're living it out loud and out and out for Him. Old Testament saints looked ahead to Messiah, and we look back to Him. Take Him in your life and heart as Savior from your sin. Repent. Tell Him your sorry. Ask His forgiveness and to be saved. Then set Him always before you. Live like there are no other causes. He is always with you and your desire is to delight in Him and glorify Him. And dreaming His dream for you we dream can become like God's dream for us overall in the Body of Christ in the New Man always increasing us. But in this life in Him HE must increase and we must DECREASE. We weep God's tears pray God's prayers and hope God's hope for God's Paradise or Heaven as we learn concerning the next life, its heavenly destination for our own, home as we call it, is from God direct and is our destination in assurance. 'The Second Chapter Of Acts' that great Christian Rock Music Band said it good, "I've got a Mansion Builder Who Ain't through with me yet." We have assurance of salvation from the Holy Spirit then bearing witness with our spirit that we God's children. Remain in His love and do everything to make your calling and election sure. Rejoice therefore your names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. God is interested in our character over our comfort. Believing Jesus Christ is a partnership with Him. Following Jesus Christ in a Risen life you and I and God can be engaged under a different system then than the unsaved. God wants us for His own belonging children joined in Spirit to Him, belonging, to a Family. He made us for His own, co-heirs in co-laboring, spirits that have a body, free will moral agents that are His, that can decide or choose 'yes' to Him. God's ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts higher than our thoughts. In salvation through faith in Christ once for all WE HAVE a dynamic Kingdom of God state of TRANSFORMATION ongoing. Jesus pulled no punches in preaching a straight-forward spot right on Gospel hard showing how difficult it's made for the rich and proud to see or enter the Kingdom of God without 'eyes to see' and 'ears to hear' that are reborn now then that become bondslaves of the King subsequently. If you want to know deep things of God and how great are the promises and be great in God's Kingdom you have to serve and be willing to serve at the lowest level, be least of all, and last. Jesus never judged at all anyone for wanting to be great. He encouraged it among the twelve.Jesus makes a difference in a life bound for heartache and defeat. He came to seek and to save the lost in sin, ruination, the sinful, bruised, (battered, broken, and shattered people He created.) The Church is not for perfect people but for perfecting persons. Christ is God's LAMB for sin not just great moral teacher or example. If it was right on Jesus was up on it. He chose to love with supreme intelligent decision-making. He acted nonetheless right properly and not from His own initiative but the Father and the Spirit with Him also. And He was good in that most highest moral sense of innate goodness. It was cooler for Him to speak His mind and than to obey the religious, those in religion in other words. But instead He pleased God alone truly. The early Church grew because people of God have hands and with fingers of God to touch the world. Thousands were saved on a regular basis as the Book of Acts unfolds. Christ spoke in a different way to the Pharisees who thought themselves good enough who were not after the Spirit and who despised God's way and other people: really Pharisee, Sadducees, teachers of the law, and scribes that kept the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law. *Jesus spoke condemning of their acid-like ridiculous hate for others. He healed many on the Sabbath which angered them and on the other hand He rebuked the Pharisees and Saducees for their hypocrisy and genuinely heard man and healed all who came. He crossed a then racial lines barrier to do it. He healed several people from a few miles distance, and by spoken word alone sometimes healed also, that incomparable Christ did. All who came were healed by Him of various & diverse kinds of illness or diseases. He commended calling "great" the faith of two persons outsiders to the Jewish Nation. He raised at least three people from the dead. He walked on water at least once and the storm had to be quiet when He spoke to it. This One Solitary Life touched the sick and the hurting in the earth and the world could not contain the books that would be written concerning of all He said and did in other words what that Jesus the Mighty Prophet, Healer, the Lord, Great Physician, Savior, Prophet, Priest, and Exalted King both began to say or do and teach. In hearing the still small voice of God and heeding that Voice then at one's conscience then to "get saved" convicted convinced with compunction is right on. It tells one so convicted convinced to live holy as a Gift leaving sin and everything behind by following Christ a disciple in the revealing and receiving of the revelation of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ in the heart. The Word of God spoken by God's Voice inside us causes us to practice God's Presence and individually live Holy as the Spirit TRANSFORMS US daily. The dynamic power for being this witness is, "hearing is by faith and hearing by the Word of God (Logos.") The Word of God prevails. It performs that mission to which God sends it ably so. Now this can turn up the heat on your own life or lifestyle (your plans, and better them) AND/OR bring His Victory if you're (quoting Paul,) 'in Christ.' Are you GOOD ground for Him? God through Paul in his writing spoke of the relationship to God within of engagement of faith in the will and in the Holy Spirit of faith 'in Christ,' following our exalted Head the Holy Son of God with Whom we're called to fellowship I Cor 1:9. There is freedom and victory in serving our God clearly knowing God is by getting to know Jesus. Jesus said, "If you've seen Me, you've seen the Father." You'll at once realize by grace and mercy that you're a sinner if God has chosen you to show mercy on, an object of mercy. We seem to miss the revelation of God's true glory so easily. God turned the world upside down by it's joyful sound. For God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself not counting men's sins against them and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. And through the Death and Resurection of Himself He's poured out the fullness of the cup of the New Covenant or Testament for the remission of sins for the many in His Blood. It's unmerited favor from Himself toward us who believe. It's truly like God signed a will, and dotting every i and crossing every t ensured that it, the Kingdom talked about in the Bible, arrives at its destination and then He died (in Jesus) to make us sons and heir. He does it of Himself. Fear not then as it's His good pleasure to do it. God sows a seed to bring us to a salvation experience: a pressing, pressure, squeezing, and narrowing that puts us on our back. There we can look up to God and be saved. By grace you can be saved and KNOW Christ your victory. You can feel, maybe for the first time and experience God's outs standing up for Jesus inside in persecutions even. Sometimes God wants to skim off the dross from the molten metal of our lives as we rejoice always, exult in tribulation and give thanks in everything and in that which happens to us Acts 14:22; Colossians 4:2; Romans 5:3. Listen you are absolutely somebody because "God wants us to rejoice. God don't make no junk." God's not angry with you because of the Cross. In fact He loves you. It's love from Him uncondemning solid: He has forgiven you for: His escape's are gentle. It's His gentle forbearing way to keep you blemishless and spotless, unreproachable, no defect, and undeniably so with your spirit, soul, and body being preserved and presented blameless before the Father at His Resurrection and His coming by Jesus. Hold onto Jesus's feet and believe Jesus Christ paid it all. God will tell you what this entails. He holds the nails to your coffin of deadness to sin and atttraction to it.. "From now on you will only see dead Egyptians," Moses was told by God. You only identify with Christ's crucifixion and for yourself and a Christian's profession of hope. You get out of your prison and walk out. You nail it shut and leave old ways behind and learn what you can from them to neglect those old ways coming to Christ for help now, following after the Holy Spirit. You let Christ's Righteousness on you be thus for you your real evidence of newness of life. You follow after Christ denying yourself, take up your cross, and follow Him. The unseen is eternal and the more real in God's Kingdom than the seen which is temporary and subject to corruption and thieves breaking in to steal. Topsy turvy is the expression for the things or parables of Christ concerning our planet under the superficial under the surface that twist upside down within God's will in the Kingdom of God Spirit. A parable has one main teaching and is an earthly story with a twist of heavenly meaning under it for it's upside down to this world, (or in fact has Jesus's one main teaching per parable.) All things become new in God at salvation in you and in newness of life God saves you, being infused with the right kind of hope, the right kind of hope with God is your Source. You live abundantly a life IN Christ and commit more and more of 'stuff' rolling it onto the Lord. It's by the Holy Spirit coming along side you in an overthrow to submit it to Him (Greek Paracletos, Comforter; Mentor up close.) For after salvation you put on like a piece of clothing a New Self which is created in Righteousness & true Holiness of the truth which is Christ Himself which the Holy Spirit sanctifies you, you do. You also bear fruit. And this isn't a step but for there are no steps to sanctification. It's an act of the will however for God's Word sanctifies being truth. There's level ground therefore at the cross where we're being made holy imparted Christ Himself a Gift. Within your faith we corporately participate by belief in the truth Who is Jesus and by the Holy Spirit's involved through Christ's Body, intervention and infused interaction in progressive sanctification. It's one act, (this saving happens from past, present, and future sins.) But there is a past, present, and future aspect to being saved infused completely the righteousness of our King the Lord Jesus in a right standing position with God at once and by a different method, holiness made still a Gift holy. We're never spot right on there in sinless perfection in salvation because we sin even after being reborn but not consistently or as habit. In fact we like very much to withdraw away from sin and sinful practices et al. After getting saved we have no obligation to sin nor to the sinful nature. Like a corpse we don't have to respond when tempted. For we died. "For something to come to an altar something has to die," says Evangelist Stevens. It's by the Holy Spirit's making Jesus Lord of you in an overthrow of your head and heart and you cooperating with that that you make progress in the sanctification process. "Only what's done for Christ will last," is a famous quote. And in this every department or area of lifestyle the Savior CAN BE YOUR LIFE indeed, and LORD IN YOU, and you crucified to this world in exchanged ALIVE TO GOD example not of a sanctimonious nor ecclesiastical person but of one living holy as a Gift for Him and from Him. Holiness is something God does and is. We are not holy without Him. He changes us by transforming our lives metamorphosizing us as in a mirror in our beholding the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ in the Word as Lord as in a reflection (becoming conformed to His image) in a trial, or a tribulation (thillipsis,) becoming clear who mirror His words in a generous glorious word infusion in and of scripture. We gain a fulllness of a spirit of holiness from God in kindled zeal and works. We get this vision reading the Bible and doing what it says. He who has the Son has life! If you don't have the Spirit and the Son inside.. there is no life spiritually in you. You are dead in trespasses and sins and need a complete makeover in an eternal universal sense.We draw near to God in a rekindled spirit. Justified. Just as if I'd never sinned. Jesus is all we will ever know of God He showing us an exact replica of, the image of God literally (see Hebrews 12; 1:3.) Don't you want to know God more and more? He 'Who did so much for you in love' and did so no less while you were His enemies and and ungodly? If we let God turn it around for us, and we repent, we will feel changes emphasizing holy living and we will feel His love HAPPEN in us. His love ministers moment by moment. You experience God's love first and it's maybe for the first time. Obediently we call ourselves bondslaves of His own. We seek the Fullness of God. We want to be found faithful, good stewards, feeding the servants their food and not beating the manservants but last, least, and lowest, washing feet.We are receptive recipients of His Word like ever trusting receptive children. If God said it that settles it for us now. We let it correct us, rebuke us, and train and instruct us. It's like we lose our life in friendships and associations we give up down here to find them in the Kingdom of God Spirit and eternal life up there in the Holy Spirit. Dynamicly transformed by the Spirit in grace you stay renewed. Keep renewing your mind daily moment by moment. Your spirit will keep refreshing in a refreshed state of mind as you remain in the Word of God having made a sincere decision of mental assent, comittment to, and follow through in accepting Jesus Christ for yourself of salvation trusting Him. With God's help you keep your mental diet a spiritual one. And believe spiritual thinking to not think like the unsaved nor have their problems at all you breaking the mold this world tries to conform you to Romans 12:2. "Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that you might prove what is that good, perfect, and acceptable Will Of God," the verse goes. You put off the old nature and old ways like a garment with its covetousness, lusts and greed and receive from the Lord your new festive garment and embrace the New Nature in everything being born again. Problems never seem to go away even tragic upheavals. But you're renewed in the Lord and you change and they (the problems the upheavals change) they mix it up in God's timing for an answer a solution. The way out is up to God.We look into the face of our Father. Scripture says of the New Birth, "old things have passed away, the new has come," & Hebrews says, "I will put my laws into their hearts and on their minds I will write them." In our new born again mind from Christ (see Phil chapter 2.) taking up residence, and spirit-formed zeal of God we're receptive for a New Heart implanted and a New Spirit and by the Holy Spirit renewing daily and fed and nourished by Him to be equipped for grace-filled service to God and to man being saved now. This is by apostles (that go into new territory,) prophets (that forth-tell and fore-tell,) pastor's, teachers, and evangelists who are gifts to us. By these we know the right tool for the job. No man can love without Jesus Christ. Neither can we do anything of lasting worth unless we abide in Christ and remain. We choose to love because it is a choice, not a verb. It may be love as truly meant or lust so-called to give up, or love for someone in authority or family, or be romance that is true on earth but God's love lasts eternally everlasting and for the good of other's lives benefit according to I Corinthians 13 aspects characteristics. Jesus Christ has Finished The Work in forever time and you are seated with Him in the Heavenlies, Risen or raised with Him so live in the precious light of that truth, and of His love. God created us and He claims complete ownership of our being as Lord Creator Redeemer Designer. Raise His Standard High. "If we lived like this Book is real for one week, men would seem to repent in ways we don't know about," was declared by Charles Finney. We become then God's sons Spirit-led to share unfathomable riches in Christ and living it out by us in Him living epistles known and read of all men. And fruition is certainly probable and possible as you're sweetly transformed in the spiritual DNA of Him of Whose new motives they are from God alone. This is from sin to a changed life. Trouble diminishes then making Jesus Lord as a part of being in right motives and in the Holy Spirit's plan for you. But God ministers to us and raises us up to walk on mountains too with Jesus and so to become who we never could be. His rod and staff comfort us. We hear the Good Shepherd's Voice and a stranger we will not follow. Everywhere a revival or riot follow and we seek the peace of the city and we will rise on eagle's wings. God cares for us with eagle wings, letting us be carried on them until we can fly right and build a nest. This 'eagle' teaching is from my Pastor.The Certificate of debt is destroyed which was against us Col 2:13,14. Christ begins to process the fruit of a Christian life in and through us in the Spirit. Hallelujah! What a Soul Salvation Fellowship! A Soul Koinonia! Read Galations 5:22,23.We let the Word of Christ divide in us and dwell within us richly Col 3:16.Love God & live obeying the Gospel. Let everything else go. Live life loving in a tough-skinned body in tenderheartedness, compassion sympathizing and/or then empathizing with others. Compassion is going to cost you something. Salvation is not of yourself by any means, not of works lest any man should boast. God's desire is that we not be religious, nor try Him out, nor have a 'Jesus face,' but we by grace and mercy follow through in pleasing God alone. Trinity is hard to comprehend. We are His Hands His Feet! Christianity is God having Bled for you at Calvary and not you bleeding in your attempt to get to God. We 'love God' with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and "love our neighbor" "as ourself," which is the summing up completely of the Old Covenant demand and New Covenant Life. We can't make God love us anymore than He does. He loves us strongly and with Almighty firmness.This new life starts with faith now and impregnated with the Word. Mt. 6:33 is, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." Even about this good news we gossip, even a colorful NEWNESS OF LIFE not so much a reforming life but a colorful variety flavor-filled ABUNDANT LIFE in the Kingdom of God and eternal. Like a prize one gets in crossing a finish line run in a way of FULLNESS that wins. So run that you may win your race in a way that is winning lawfully in God's grace accepting to the cost you're determining that is needed to your consciousness and conscience of living for Christ every moment with compunction to get the prize. This is not a passive thing though you don't do one thing to earn it. God's promise is to bring it to pass and you live in faith and you follow through what God is telling you to do so you can make it. Let Christ say who you are and know Who God is. Phil 1:6; Gal 6:1ff. Go For Gusto With God In His Love! Forgiven! In Him You live, and move, and have 'get up and go' to your being and Are More Than A Conqueror Through His Love! Jesus said, "I am the Resurrection and the Life!" "He that believes in Me though he were dead yet shall he live though he dies! And whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." Max Lucado said and I agree, "Its All About Him And Not Us." "He is no fool to give up what he can't keep to gain what he can't lose," was a quote by a very great persecuted missionary Elliot. God's vast riches you have now can only be seen with the 'eyes of the heart' Pastor Catapano says. Let your thinking processes and thoughts ruminate over and over how Holy a lifestyle God requires of us of godliness and holiness filled by Himself as a Gift of Holiness to filled fullness and power without which no man shall see God we must live. Jesus was driven into the wilderness to hunt the devil down in the fullness of the Spirit as Sly Stallone Rambo. He came out in the Power of the Spirit in the style of Patton. This lifestyle I speak of can coexist in a sinful world side by side triumphant among unbelievers with whom you rub shoulders with. 12/12/2010