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  1. I thought i would finish the short teaching-message series for you i began 2 Thread's ago, and thank you for reading. This will be the 3rd part, regarding the same Topic, which generally speaking is regarding Eternal Security. To finish this 3 part, lets look at FAITH. First, there is a general misconception many Believers have about Faith, as THE savior. Which of course is not the case. Many who are not really time invested in rightly dividing the word will never be deeply connected to an understanding of God's Amazing Grace, So,.. this type will usually have a theologically misguided idea about "faith" being their savior. And because of this, which is probably caused by them believing misleading teaching that came ither from the pulpit or worse, too much time spent over years studying theologically unsound bible commentaries while their BIBLE became a dust magnet. This type believer is convinced that Faith saves them, and so, they believe and teach that the born again must hold onto their faith, or otherwise, they lose their salvation as a result of not holding onto it. = This is not the truth, but a lot of people believe it and teach it. So, lets nail something down in your soul so that you can rely on the Truth. You are not saved by holding on to anything. You are saved because GOD is holding on to you thru the Blood of Jesus. Now, from the last Thread, you'll recall (if you read it) ....that is was centered on Philippians 1:6...... "God who began your salvation IN YOU, will HIMSELF be Faithful to complete it"...= for you. So, as this is the case....then what your faith did, is get God to release His Righteousness unto you. So, its the Righteousness of Christ that God gives you, thru your BELIEVING, that is now counted as you being "justified by Faith", once and for all, in God's eternal perspective. Faith is not the Savior. GOD is the savior, thru Christ. And once you gave God your faith, once you BELLIEVED, then God Accepted this and this became your righteousness, that is God's eternal gift to you, that gave you the new birth, and put you "in Christ", and "Christ in You". God left Heaven, and became one of Us, virgin born, just to do this for you. Just to die for you... Its an eternal Love Gift paid for by the Blood of God Himself, as Jesus on the Cross. 2 ways to think of Faith would be to consider it the Channel thru which God sent His Righteousness. Or, you could consider Faith as the transmission device thru which God imputed His Righteousness into you, and upon you. But no matter how you consider faith, it is God who Saves and Faith activated Him to DO IT for you as a GIFT. "the Gift of Righteousness"... THE end result is that you are SAVED. BORN AGAIN. Heir of God and Joint Heir with Christ. A completed SALVATION, that is ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY based on Jesus shedding His blood for you, so that your sin is removed, forgiven, and in its place what was your unrighteousness has now become Born again YOU as "the Righteousness of Christ". This is who you are now. You are now "in Christ" because Christ's very righteousness has become your new Eternal Identity. Christ is where you are, (in you) and you are where He is, "in Christ"... forever and ever and ever. Amen. So, here is the end result of your faith..... This is so remarkable. Look at this wonderful verse. Hebrews 12:2 '"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" Look at that. This is more remarkable Grace. As some of you read in the Thread from yesterday, It is God who starts (in you) and complete for you, your SALVATION..... Philippians 1:6 So, now , Praise God, you have Jesus Himself who now LITERALLY takes over your faith, within the Kingdom of God, and FINISHES IT FOR YOU.... You gave God your faith, then God takes this and starts and completes your Salvation, while Christ takes your Faith and FINISHES THIS FOR YOU AS WELL. Jesus is the "author" of your faith, by being the one who wrote it, in His blood. Then He finishes it, by His Resurrection, which is your Redemption and the Blood Atonement. When you "Look unto Jesus", you are BELIEVING....in the Gospel. To "Look unto" means to place trust in, and to BELIEVE...."unto Salvation". and then God and Christ take it from there. Grace is remarkable. God's Grace is a GIFT that in all ways totally completes your redemption for you. Its starts with believing the gospel (faith), then God completes your Salvation and Christ "authors" your Faith after you Believe. Its a literal and eternal contract between you God and Christ. This contract is literally written in the Blood of God, as Christ on the Cross. And this contract is your Salvation, and its a FREE GIFT. Isn't all this Amazing? Its Amazing GRACE, is what it is... and the more you look at it, the more Amazing it becomes to KNOW. God bless, <B><
  2. With all the talk about OSAS and Legalism and Repenting and all this STUFF......... I thought it would be a good idea to show you an idea of how to think about salvation so that its really made to be understood ....as so very simple. Here we go.. Adam had the righteousness of God. He was made this way....(let us make man in our image....same as us, regarding spirituality)........Adam had God's Spirit in him. He was "righteous"......exactly like God. When he disobeyed, ate the apple...... He lost his Righteousness...and he spiritually died. ..He was no longer ONE with God, and had became "fallen"....or you could think of it as..,,,,, disconnected from God's Spirit and LIFE. Salvation is God reconnecting you to him, exactly as Adam was connected to God, before He fell. So, What had to happen so that WE who have this "adamic nature", this unrighteousness as our very spiritual SELVES........... what had to happen so that we could AGAIN be like the 1st Adam,= "sinless", "righteous? What had to happen, so that we could be reestablished as the same RIGHTEOUS, as the original Adam? Well, Jesus, the 2nd Adam, had to come and die, and give us HIS Righteousness, so that we are reestablished like Adam was spiritually..... before Adam the 1st lost his righteousness. See it? So, Salvation, is God reestablishing us, as the same RIGHTEOUSNESS, as Adam had before he fell. Its the same "one with God" in Spirit, that is our "born again" redemption. This is the effect of being BORN AGAIN......we are SPIRITUALLY remade the same as the 1st Adam before he fell, because the 2nd Adam, (Jesus), took our sin and died for it all, and gave us in place of our sin, ..his very righteousness. "the gift of Righteousness". So, this recreates us...(born again) to be the same as Adam was, SPIRITUALLY, BEFORE HE FELL. This is what Salvation does for us. This is BORN AGAIN.< blessings, <B><
  3. Gospel : Paul teaching = "preaching of the Cross". "we preach Christ Crucified"..."Jesus sent me not to baptize but to preach the Gospel".."faith comes by hearing this"..... So, all that, if believed by an unbeliever resolves an eternal issue...... What is the issue? What is God's purpose for coming to earth to die as Jesus The Christ on a Cross? What is He doing?...What is He alone solving, that all our 10 commandment keeping and holy lifestyle can never solve, which is WHY HE had to solve it? ? And right here is what is so often misunderstood, or not taught correctly, and this is why so many people who mean well, and love Jesus, or would like to love him, do not understand <>WHAT IS<> the actual reason that God came here to die. So what is that reason? The reason, is that keeping the law, the 10 commandments, and doing good works, confessing sin, and living as holy as we can, could not make us acceptable to God.. And here is the "catch 22".... It also can't AFTER you are saved. And right here is where "Legalism vs Grace" becomes the touchstone of constant fighting on forums, and everywhere else that it can show up where believers WILL clash. (Apparently this clash became such a long standing fight and fury on this forum that members here are barred from posting- fighting about it.) It is a fact and statement of the CROSS that the law and the 10 Commandments can't make you righteous, they can only show you that you are unrighteous., as that is the actual purpose of the Law, as well as outlining what God expects regarding our basic moral conduct & behavior, once we are born again. So, how can it be that half the body of Christ is trying to keep all this, all these works, and they believe that this is "keeping them saved". Whereas the other half of the body of Christ is trusting in Jesus to keep them saved. So, do you see the line in the sand? Its this " What is keeping you SAVED"....that is the minefield of theological confusion. THATS the fight. Legalism vs Grace. Its happening on every forum like this one, and its the reason for 5000 denominations that don't agree, and 300 bibles that don't agree. This issue started with Paul and his preaching of "justification by Faith" >alone, and he wrote the letter to the Galatians that talks about it, and explains it. 2000 yrs later, this issue of Legalism vs Grace is still a fist fight between those who say they are "Christians". Isn't it interesting to realize that if the 10 commandments, or lawkeeping, or living holy, could save you or keep you saved, if that were the truth, then Jesus could have stayed in Heaven and saved Himself some PAIN..... But ita not the case. Now im not certain what you have been taught, but i teach that you "present your body a living sacrifice" and you to "live holy as God is holy", not to save yourself or keep yourself saved, but because this is what you should do, and what God expects, .. because you ARE saved. The Legalist would argue that .."no, you do it to stay saved", and if you don't then you're not. I wonder, reader, what you believe. So, leaving all that now, lets just look at the problem that God had to come here and solve for us, as to look at this, is to understand the reason for Salvation which is to understand Salvation. Our problem we had, before we were saved, is only one thing, one issue only. And God Himself had to solve it, because we can't. We are born, and we get older, and we don't have any righteousness. None. And so, God can't accept us, because we are UNRIGHTEOUS. This is "lost", "unsaved"....hellbound = we don't have any RIGHTEOUSNESS< as all of ours, are "filthy rags". So, in steps SALVATION... Down from Heaven God as The Christ arrives... The Cross has been raised.... As God bleeding out on the "tree" has come down from Heaven to give us HIS righteousness so that He can accept us, based on THAT.......and for no other reason will He accept you, or me. God, literally became a man, and died on a Cross, to GIVE US "the righteousness of Christ". (God's very own righteousness). And that is what salvation actually is....Its God coming to earth to give us His righteousness so that HE can accept us, as by giving us His very righteousness, this makes us acceptable to God. Welcome to Salvation. Salvation is only.... "what makes you acceptable to God"....and that is one thing, its GOD'S Righteousness, becoming ours. A born again person, has literally BECOME "the righteousness of Christ", and Christ is GOD. To say that God's Grace is amazing, is really the least of what it is... How can you describe the wonder of God, dying to give you His righteousness in place of your unrighteousness, as a free Gift? Is there a word that can even claim to honor this spiritual transaction enough? Just one. LOVE. Agape` Love. God is LOVE blessings, <B><
  4. I'm seeking the Lord to be Saved. PLEASE PRAY TO LORD JESUS, most Importantly, FOR MY SALVATION! To save my SOUL. PLEASE ASK HIM TO REMOVE EVERYTHING HINDERING MY SALVATION AND THAT I MAY BE TRULY BORN AGAIN BY HIS GRACE. Please pray to HIM that I may truly surrender All of myself to HIM ONLY completely and forever and To let me trust in HIM alone To Save me, for the Lord JESUS to do HIS will completely upon me ,and to give me Eternal life and baptize me with the HOLY SPIRIT . Please pray to HIM to completely cleanse me of all my pride and self righteousness and all my sins and hidden Sins and to give me true repentance and humble me. To help my unbelief and give me true saving faith on Christ alone (Hebrews 12:2) and true repentance from Godly sorrow which leads to salvation and to remove all the worldly sorrow (despair, self pity, unbelief, etc) and cause me to be truly born again in CHRIST. To clear all my doubts & confusions & question and fill me with His truth Only and completely & that I may live by the Truth. And that I may be rapture ready. Please pray that He would strip away All my arrogance, idols Completely and forever and deliver me from all my sins and bondages to sin, take all the confusion away and point out every in me that I'm ignoring or not able to see (Psalm 139:23-24) . Please pray for the softening of my heart and removal of all indifference, to not let any indifference take over me and that I may always submit to the Holy Spirit and never resist or ignore HIM and harden my heart. Also, I can feel the enemy's intense attacks, &trying to implant sins and unbelief and sinsans such things in my mind.
  5. Creator of Mankind Podcast Episode 5: Eternal Life Through Christ Part 1 http://shoutengine.com/CreatorofMankind/eternal-life-through-christ-part-1-72436 https://itunes.apple.com/ph/podcast/eternal-life-through-christ-part-1/id1448028459?i=1000428055668&mt=2 I never heard these talked about in the churches or the pulpit. But this is very important for a Christian. Please comment and share. I need your opinions and reactions.
  6. Luke 18:18 New International Version (NIV) 18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Follow Jesus Christ, no one or anything else. Leave everyone and everything standing in between behind. My shock and dread diminishes as I come to terms with this. I must even die to myself. I am rich, I am blessed. To account for all I have been given and kept from would make me a king. Alas, I am proud and stubbornly hanging onto Earthly accomplishments and interests. Glory be to God, yet I still try to impress with works. I have been gifted many talents and abilities. Squandering time and energy on things that have nothing to do with God have offended and opposed Him. My citizenship in the kingdom of God needs to be patriotic. Questioned and challenged, I need to stand tall and strong through songs of praise unto the Lord, Jesus Christ, my personal Saviour. I may be a king, but I must be a willing slave to the King of kings. I have dreams worthy of interpretation. One was of a long-time friend wanting to know what would happen to his daughter from whom he was being separated. This made me think of the rapture. Would all young children be taken up due to their innocence or ignorance? I imagined God granting a final farewell before the final decision and division between heaven and hell. My old friend cares dearly for his daughter but nothing for God. I have a favourite family member I love dearly yet he is not saved. Thankfully he listens to and entertains the subject matter of Christianity sometimes. I do not know his fate any more than I know mine. God knows. The reason I bring all of the above up describes my dilemma, although diminishing. I have prayed to God many times, in Jesus Christ’s name, to save my whole family from hell. I must accept and defend the fact that not all will be. I am being selfish. I am tempted to demand and make conditions with the Lord for what I will and want. That cannot be. I must die to my selfish self even if that means giving up my relative. I will not give up on him as long as we both live on this Earth. I trust righteous destiny in God’s sovereign hands. Only God is good. Everyone and everything else is no comparison or substitution. Truth is this way. More and more this gives me comfort and joy. I know what I must do. I confess, apologize for, rebuke and desperately fumble for repentance from any ungodliness. I am led away from the darkness, disillusionment and death of this world by Christ’s light. I am eternally grateful and in the Lord’s debt for my life. May I be a living sacrifice on God’s holy altar. May I be dead to all else that challenges this. May I live solely for the Holy Trinity eternally. Gregory Brumwell ~ September 2018 ~ Nova Scotia Luke 18:18-30 New International Version (NIV) 18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’[a]” 21 “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. 24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?” 27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!” 29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” Luke 18:18-30 New International Version (NIV)
  7. Behold

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    - There are many interesting and doctrinally/theologically accurate means to understand/comprehend Salvation. As the born again's eternal position in God's family , whereby we are eternally joined to God our Father through the Blood of Jesus, can be understood on many levels as an amazing spiritual mosaic regarding redemption.. Salvation....The Atonement....is multi-facited , it has many intricate and connected dots..... 1.) One way you can "see it", is to realize that God took upon Himself the sacrificial responsibility of our redemption, by Himself literally dying on a cross to bridge and thereby remove the eternal gulf that was between Himself and us that was our "SIN".. 2.) Another was you can view it is to understand that God's literal holiness is SO Holy, that it does not allow anything that is not equal in holiness to exist around Him..... So, He literally solves our unholiness that was the eternal wall between us and Himself, by dying for us and thereby GIFTING us with the "Righteousness of God, In Christ".....which is literally God's very own holiness becoming ours when we are born again. "the gift of righteousness".. 3.) And one more way to contemplate God's unmerited Salvation that He has gifted us with if we are born again, is Ephesians 2..... "God through Christ has raised us up together (Jesus and you) (Jesus is the resurrection and the Eternal Life), and made us 3 sit together.....(God, Christ, and the Born Again), > " IN Christ Jesus". Jesus The Christ IS God, and We the born again are "in Christ", (In God) and "Christ (God) in us IS the eternal and literal hope of Heaven, Eternal Life, & Glory". And how is this understood best?..... John 17:23.... "Jesus is inside the born Again, and God is inside Jesus, SO THAT the born again are ALL made perfect, as are all ONE in God...."""" <B><
  8. Our Heavenly Father, whose Son is thee door to heaven, Holy Spirit lovingly teaching us meaning of your name. I continue to confess, apologize for, rebuke and repent from surfacing sin. May your revival usher in your kingdom according to your will with ours bent to it. May our leaders own up to their power and responsibilities by declaring and enabling your rule, reign and sovereignty. May they be careful and aware of their extreme influence. May we awake and arise to these times of spiritual crisis from which all other curses fester. May we acknowledge Jesus Christ as living water from whom all healing and restoration flows. Forgive us Lord for our distractions, false idols and sin in place of You. We are near rock bottom and have only You to save us. Have mercy on our souls. May You revive us and have us grow, ripe for harvest. Lest we forget the folly and fate of our past. We have You to thank and draw us near in times of desperation. I call upon your terms, cleanse the church to make Christ's body fit for the good Lord's fight, already won, rescue more lost souls. I dare cry "bloody murder" yet truth being told with our Saviour sacrificing himself. All who believe in him live eternally ever after. In Jesus Christ's pure perfect holy name I pray, amen. GregoryB
  9. Behold

    Holiness 1 & 2

    - There are 2 perspectives regarding a Believer's Holiness that we might consider together. One, is God's, and His perspective is that we are/were made the "righteousness of God in Christ". So, according to God, once we are saved, (born again) we have now being given (through our faith) the very righteousness of Jesus, Himself. This is why the New Testament says...> "As JESUS is, so are WE in this world". So, welcome to your Salvation.:) Now, where this becomes like trying to figure out a Rubik's cube in the dark for many believers, is when they read this Literal Truth, then they take a good close look at themselves and all other believers Then immediately its as if the words of God have been misquoted, or are terribly inaccurate. How can WE, be Holy, and as Righteous as God?..... After all, if you just look at yourself since you were saved then you would think that the Bible must be joking. But its not joking, and its not lying. It is telling you the Truth. See, there is the word "Sonship"......and this is to be understood as our Family of God status, currently, as we are "in Christ", and "Seated in Heavenly Places". So, right now if you are born again, you are a Son of God, seated in heavenly places,...... but, aren't you reading what im writing while sitting in your room? Is it in Heaven? So, RIGHT THERE, is the disconnect with what many dont understand, at all, about their Salvation. Listen Saint, you are made just as Righteous as God and Christ by Christ's Righteousness being given to you, imputed to you, deposited within you = in equal measure to His, = the very second you trusted Christ as your Savior. See, to be equal in Righteousness to God, has to be your Heavenly status, or God cannot accept you as His family member, or even fellowship with you. This is why you are given the "Gift of Righteousness" from God Himself, through the Blood Atonement, that changes your eternal status from Sinner to Saint, and from unbeliever to "Son of God". Hallelujah !!! If you understand this already, then you should thank the Lord again and again................>. And if you come to see this revelation for the first time, I promise you that upon the reveal of this inner enlightenment, you will want to shout !! This is the Joy of the Lord. This is the happy hearted bliss and Joyful effect of God's Grace and Mercy upon you and in you. Remember that you are "translated from darkness to light"? and you have become one of the Children of Light who is now living in a New Kingdom that is made without hands? This is your eternal "born again" position. This is who you are now become to GOD, the instant He accepted your faith and gave you His eternal "Gift of Righteousness".. Which is,= "Son of God", "seated in heavenly places" "in Christ", " as Jesus is, so are YOU in this world", "Children of the Light", with Jesus Himself being the LIGHT of the World. So, all that, is the new HOLY you, who has been born again, into this Sonship Status. And all that is what GOD did for you ON THE CROSS so that He could take you back and keep you as His family member. Titus 3:5 : God saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we have done, but because of His own compassion and mercy, by the cleansing of the new birth (spiritual transformation, regeneration) and renewing of our spirit by the Holy Spirit. ======================================================================================== Part 2 is.. You are living in a body and you have a mind and you have fleshly desires that you have to deal with, every day. And you are told that you are to take your earthly existence and redefine yourself in Lifestyle, according to your Heavenly Sonship Position, according to God's word. This is YOUR PART. This is "Discipleship". So, down here, in your earth suit, living your earthly life, you are to live it according to your Heavenly Sonship Position, which is, that you are ( "in the Spirit realm", which is God's realm), to live on Earth, Holy, according to what God says this means. And what does this mean? It means that you are to follow Paul, who told you to do so, as He follows Christ. So, in deed, words, and behavior, you are to, as Paul did, become this : Philippians 3:8 """""Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ """" and : Galatians 2:20 """""And I have been crucified with The Messiah, and from then on I myself have not been living, but The Messiah is living in me, and this that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of The Son of God, he who has loved us and has given himself for us.""""" So, the simple answer is....... In the first case, you are now become Jesus's Righteousness and this has given you a new identity "in Christ", and you are currently seated in Heaven with your Savior next to God your Father. In the 2nd case, you are still confined to your earth suit, and in it you are to live Holy and in awe of God, every second you are awake. And what does this accomplish down here? Well as Paul teaches.....(down here) .you are being grown up from a "born again babe in Christ" into the fullness of the adult measure of Christ. You start with the milk of the word and you mature to grasp and live according to the meat of the word. You are being transformed, after your new birth, (and until you die or are Raptured) from "glory to glory" to the point that you are far along into the spiritual process of becoming just like Jesus. = The end result of your Eternal SALVATION. So, you ARE (right now) a perfect Holy Son, based on "The Gift of Righteousness" becoming who you are "in Christ", and you are also a born again work in progress, in the natural, in your earth suit, and this part is left up to you to accomplish, given God's grace to help you along the way. B
  10. Open Letter to Rock Bottom Dear Down in the Dumps, You are not in a nice place to visit or indefinitely live. I know, I have been there too many times. Since then I have burned my passport and remain grounded, gladly. The local authorities and citizens do not understand my alien presence. They cannot keep this message out. I will explain later. You will not complain sooner. Listen, look and warm yourself up to light versus darkness. Defect from that infected wasteland. Walk this way for freedom! Before I believed in anything worth mentioning, I desperately decided to buy into "Allen Carr's 'Easy Way to Stop Smoking.'" Heck, he wrote I could even smoke as I read the book! I took a leap of faith out the hole of butts and ash. I actually enjoyed and laughed at old cues to spark a dart. Nic fits were only a fading memory of how and what I used to be like. I had been deprogrammed from doom and reprogrammed for life. Thank goodness, because all drags from cigarettes had become depressing slave wage reminders of death. I could not prove or understand it but I believed it had worked, setting me free. I see that now was a good sign, open door and ray of hope. Major problems had potential solutions. I believed things could be better. Before I met and surrendered to Jesus Christ, I waged war with myself and the world. I abused my being with alcohol, marijuana and drug experimentation. I sat much of my life in front of a screen playing questionable games. I cheated on God, my future wife and myself with pornography and masturbation. I was living the bad dream of a wicked party scene. My heart had holes, my mind was free for the taking, my body was in ruin and my soul was lost and bound. Mental health issues coincided with the start of all of the above. By my fourth psychiatric ward stay I actually enjoyed doing my time and running the show. Pride, lust, anger, gluttony and slothfulness as deadly sins were aiming to win. It was either end up a casualty of spiritual warfare or be saved by divine intervention. Enter my Saviour, Lord, teacher and protector. I read the Bible out of curiousity. I thought I should for its major influence on the world and world view. Believing and in it does not change that in any case. Tragedy struck when my parents' dog died in my arms. What I was doing with my life and would come after hit me hard. God had spoken, my deaf ears had been opened. I quit pot on the spot. I mourned Baloo's death and a life I was not getting. I compensated by binge drinking. I started getting drunk in the morning. I was listening to Harvesters FM, a Christian radio station constantly. They suggested AA, Alcoholics Anonymous. I went and got on the sober wagon. Gaming got the boot. Pornography and masturbation were confessed, apologized for, repented from and rebuked. All of the above related to asking Jesus Christ into my heart and life through a simple, sincere to the point prayer. The Bible was now more than history and what Christianity was based on. It was God's word speaking to me, changing my life for His pure glory, perfect plan and purpose. Not the story of my life, but Jesus Christ's death for the church as his wife. It is thee book that's truth never changes as always relevant. Now I am part of the book of life, hallelujah! Not the end, Gregory Keith Jonathan Brumwell 2018 Testimony Saved by Jesus Christ as of December 18, 2016, GKJB-1973 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. - John 3:11 New International Version (NIV) 31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. - John 5:31 New International Version (NIV) 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. - John 1:7 New International Version (NIV)
  11. The Meaning of [eternal] Life All it takes is a short, simple to the point prayer surrendering to Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour. Be sincere and follow through. God takes care of the rest, you and every need. Remember to pray in Jesus Christ's name, for God's will. Discernment, knowledge and understanding will flow on God's time and limitless ability. Feed yourself with prayer, Christian fellowship, worship, singing praises to the Lord. Immerse yourself in the Holy Bible, God's inspired living word! The enemy will lie, deceive, trick and play all sorts of mind games in an effort to destroy you and your faith. Confess, apologize for, rebuke and repent from every single last sin committed ever. Call on the power, blood and name of Jesus Christ and be saved! Every sin has already been forgiven by God, past, present and future. His Son won over sin, death and hell. His unconditional love is true, pure and perfect. Tell your account to God with forgiveness. Make your life testimony strong. It is never too late. Christ's blood, death and resurrection paid your debt and price. You now belong to Christ, take heart. Your body is a temple. Keep trying and building on the cornerstone of Christ. God bless you and your new eternal life starting immediately, hallelujah, thanks and all glory be to God!
  12. Keys to everlasting life!!! This IS the truth of salvation and is absolutely worth 17-min of your time! Jesus revealed this revelation progressively. For a long time I had to preach and live by faith, not fully understanding why this doctrine of fully surrendering to Jesus was not works-righteousness based and left room for grace by faith. Now I understand it's because the humble will live this way. The humble will realize they cannot do anything without Jesus Christ, like Jesus said. The humble will lay down their lives, pick up their cross, and follow Jesus to life, daily! As the Bible makes clear: God resists the proud, and to the HUMBLE God gives GRACE! And is it not by grace that we are saved?! It is. So humility is absolutely key to salvation. Humility is what is good and right in the sight of God. Humility is what leads to the kind of life that allow the work to get HIS eternal work done through us. Humility is everything, for without it we become enemies of God, and God WILL resist us, and I cannot imagine any of those that God has resisted entering in to Heaven on the day of judgement. I guess time will tell. But to me, the scriptures make it crystal clear, and I am going to pursue this race home to God with the most zeal and to the highest degree possible for me to run. I am not playing around or risking my eternal soul. Humility is the path I will choose, by the grace of God, by humbling myself in brokenness of spirit, in poverty of spirit, in front of Him and seeking HIS way home, as HE leads me!!! God is awesome, wonderful, and amazing! At the end of the day, there is nothing better than God's plan for out lives. His will is perfect; He is all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful, truly we should be jumping at the chance to surrender our lives to a God such as this, and I ABSOLUTELY AM! God has proven His goodness to me time and time again! There is no other way to TRULY live and get the most out of this life than to give it ALL over to Him! So to those who choose to do their best to take their every word and action from God, I think that is wonderful! Let us continually humble ourselves in front of Him, and follow His way home! It's going to be a marvelous journey to say the least! God bless you all, in Jesus' mighty name! -Daniel James 4:6 (NIV): But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." James 4:6 (KJV): But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. John 14:6: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Matthew 7:21: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Acts 4:12: Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Titus 3:5: he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-eg4L5L4S8
  13. Romans 5:5 - "And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us." Observation: ACTING IN LOVE WHEN OTHERS ARE NOT ACTING IN LOVE TOWARD ME - THIS IS THE HIGHEST VALUE TO MY SOUL. LOVE IS THE PATH ON WHICH I WALK AS CLOSELY AS IS POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY LIVING IN THE LIFE ETERNAL. THE MORE I FOLLOW LOVE THE MORE MY OLD SELF IS CONSUMED AND DIES. Galatians 5:22 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Affirmation: I SPEAK GOD'S WORDS CONTINUALLY, AND THEN WATCH THE HOLY SPIRIT BLAST THE MOUNTAINS OF OBSTACLES OUT OF MY WAY. Psalm 77:12 - "I will meditate also of all Thy work, and talk of Thy doings." What I think about the most will grow the strongest in me. Joshua 1:8 - "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night." "Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 5:20 Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why He has instructed us to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Him thanks (regardless of your feelings), and He gives you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience—at times, blind obedience. Thankfulness opens your heart to His Presence and your mind to His thoughts, enabling you to see from His perspective. It is this Light of His Presence that removes the sting from adversity. "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 118:1 "Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord." - Psalm 89:15 ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
  14. Spock

    Is Hell eternal?

    I searched the word "hell" and did not find a thread so here goes. You know we have heard preachers say "if you don't accept Jesus you will spend eternity burning in Hell." Do you really believe that is biblical, or is it possible God will just extinguish your life after the Great White throne judgment? What purpose does it serve anyhow to burn forever? Anyhow, I know believers are promised the gift of eternal life, but are unbelievers promised the "gift of eternal fire?" Titus 3: saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,6whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 thank you, spock
  15. It's fascinating to see the evidence of God's existence everywhere. Even my 2 year old daughter have been subtly teaching me how God works and God's way of parenting us. Check out this video to find out more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nw7yxZRX-M
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