Greetings to All:
John the Baptist, Jesus Christ and the Twelve preached the “Gospel of the Kingdom” to Israel only throughout the Four Gospels and early Acts. Doctrinal precepts teaching the Gospel of the Kingdom include John’s Baptism “for the forgiveness of sins” (Mark 1:4, Acts 19:3), baptism “in the name of Jesus” (Acts 19:5), and laying hands for the “Holy Spirit” (Acts 19:6). God used the Gospel of the Kingdom to gather Kingdom Disciples to the Prophetic Kingdom “Bride” (John 3:29) to become a “royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession” (1Peter 2:9). Peter, John, James, Cornelius and everyone God called via the Gospel of the Kingdom 2000 years ago obtained salvation, while those rejecting God’s offering were hardened. As it is written [my notes]:
Israel’s “transgression” was committed by allowing John the Baptist to die in prison [strike 1) and then to demand Christ’s crucifixion (strike 2). The final strike came when the sons of Israel stoned Stephen using their own hands (Acts 7:54-60) committing the ultimate sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (Matt. 12:30-32). God then raised Paul up on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:10-19) to give him the “Gospel of the Grace of God” (Acts 20:24-27) via a “revelation of Jesus Christ” (Gal. 1:11-12). Scripture says:
God is currently calling members of “Christ’s Body” (1Cor. 12:27, Eph. 4:12, Col. 1:24, etc.) using the Gospel of the Grace of God that Paul characterizes as the “gospel to the uncircumcised,” as opposed to Peter’s gospel “to the circumcised” (Gal. 2:7) from the same verse. Today we are saved by God’s grace through faith apart from works (Eph. 2:8-10) part of the Gospel of the Kingdom that include water baptism by a human being and laying of hands to receive the Holy Spirit.
Do you see the differences between the Gospel of the Kingdom and our Gospel of the Grace of God for today? Good luck in the debate. Terral
Hi, I’m here again lol. Thanks for all of you who have helped me through my crisis a couple weeks ago. QUESTION: How do I deal with my family who discriminates against me because i am darker. Now, I am vulnerable with this topic. I don’t know how racially diverse worthy is, (doesn’t matter) but I don’t know if any of you would understand what I am saying or relate. I am grateful for any advice. Like some of you know, my family is not supportive of my mental health. I can not tell them my issues. So I come here. I am very grateful for all of you, truly!
Anyway, I’m a black young women (17). For all of you who don’t know what colorism is. It is “prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group”.
Colorism is a huge problem in the black community. In my experience, among some people I know and in society, dark skin is looked down upon.
The thing is, colorism is a topic that makes people uncomfortable. I think because no one wants to admit that it exist. And because they may be colorist aswell.
So here’s my problem, my immediate family is very colorist. This started with my mother who is of darker skin. Now, both my parents are black but my father is lighter skin. His complexion is more like George Lopez, while my moms is like Naomi Campbell. I have 5 sibling. My older brother and myself take after our moms complexion and my younger sister and younger 2 brothers take after my dads.
Well you would think that my mother would not have a problem with having darker kids but she does. She projects her self hatred onto me. She has been verbally (& physically) abusive to me since I was 8. Whenever she wants to insult me, she targets my skintone, which is the same as hers, and also my hair and weight.
She has uplifted my siblings as better and more beautiful than me because of their lighter skin. She makes comments indirectly about their hair and skin as being better than mine. It hurts. It hurts because she has brainwashed this to them, making them believe that they are better than darker people like myself. It hurts because i am singled out and this has been going since I was a young child . My mom is a narcissist so she really won’t accept blame. We have a looooonnngg history of just craziness. We have been doing better, but we never got along. I was always to blame. But that’s besides the point really.
I have never struggled with accepting my skin; (blessing), but my low self esteem was because of my weight and I just think I am ugly. I recently realized that what is going on in my family is NOT okay! I have talked to my parents about this and how satan wants to divide our people. And colorism is a trick he uses. While they accept what I’m saying, they continue to make these comments. I am gaslighted all the time about being over sensitive when I get upset.
For example, the reason I am writing this is because 10 minutes ago we were having family time and I told my dad that his comment about my brothers girlfriend was disrespectful and colorist. Of course he denied it. But then my sister jumped in and began to scold me. BTW, she is VERY vain and thinks that she is better because she is lighter. She doesn’t understand the struggles dark skin women face. My sister thinks she is prettier than me because of her skin. And for the comments people make about her being prettier than me because she is lighter.
I’m sorry that this is so long. It is just that I’m very sad rn and feel less than. As much as I try to stay strong, their comments get to me and sometimes I question myself. I have always took pride in my skin but other areas I struggle (body). I hate when people are sad. Especially when other little darker girls hate their skin because of colorism and society. For example, my younger cousin who is 4 believes she would be prettier if she had light skin. It happens in the black community a lot. The media influence has a lot to do with it aswell as the whole slavery stuff. But I want to be an activist and a lawyer one day. And tackle problems like this. I know colorism is also a problem in India and south Asian counties. Anyway, if you made it this far God bless you lol 😂! Any advice is needed. Please pray that I can strive forward, I just feel drained and forgotten . I’m trying to do better and listen to god... but I admit I am struggling. Thank you, love all of you !💕
Here is how to understand the "curse of the Law" and HOW God resolved and eliminated this curse from you.
God, as Christ...... came here, to fulfill the Law so that we are no longer "cursed" by it.
And what is this "curse"? The curse, is that the Law/Commandments can't give you Righteousness. This is why God said he "found fault" with the 1st Covenant. (Torah) Hebrews 8:7.
In other words, the law and commandments, (Torah) (Old Testament) can't give you what God requires you to have, so that He can accept you and save you. (born again).
He "found fault" with the Torah, with the Law, with the Commandments. Hebrews 8:7 This is the 1st Covenant. (Torah) (Old Testament) So, He created the NEW Covenant, the NEW TESTAMENT, as the solution for this "fault" that He recognized as the "Law" "commandments" (Torah) (Old Testament)
So, what is the eternal issue? What is the "fault", what is the FAILURE of the TORAH, (old testament) the Commandments, and the Law? Why did God have to replace them with Himself on a Cross, to offer GRACE in place of works and law and commandments?
The reason is.....all the Law can do, all the commandments can do, is JUDGE YOU. That is what they do. That is all they can do. See, the reason you and me and everyone born, is a SINNER, is because the LAW and Commandments, have pronounced us to be failures at keeping them....= TRANSGRESSORS of the Law and Commandments....= YOU ARE A SINNER, as defined by the LAW and COMMANDMENTS, that you have broken. "all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God".....SAYS THE LAW.......SAYS THE COMMANDMENTS.
So, that is all the law and commandments can do .....is JUDGE YOU. So, God "found fault" with this, (Torah) (Law),...Hebrews 8:7 = because you can't be given righteousness by them....So, God created a new Eternal contract with you, that He offers as "the gift of righteousness" , that frees you from the "curse of the law" that has perfectly defined you as a SINNER. So, to do this, He had to create and did create, a New Covenant. God's covenants are BLOOD based. Sacrifice Based. As in the Old, you had animal sacrifices, and in the New Covenant you have JESUS"S BLOOD that establishes the NEW TESTAMENT, or New Covenant. So, this New Testament, is God's 2nd and NEW Covenant that He offers as a REDEMPTION FROM the 1st Covenant, (law and commandments)(old testament)(Torah) that JUDGED you all your life as a sinner. So, the NEW Covenant, the NEW Testament, is Jesus shedding blood and dying, to release you and to eternally free you forever from the Law that was judging you as a sinner.
Jesus Himself took this judgment due YOU, required by the Law, and died in your place for it. And because He did this on the Cross, God is able to take THAT FINISHED Redemption, and offer it as the " GIFT of RIGHTEOUSNESS" that replaces the Law, The old testament, 1st Covenant, Torah....... and establishes you as "the righteousness of Christ".....= This is God's SALVATION... Its a Blood Atonement that eliminates the Law's ability to judge you as a sinner, and establishes you AS a "new creation". "IN Christ"... as "born again" into God's family... = As the "righteousness of Christ". You have been changed if you are born again. You are now "in Christ", and no longer under the Law, IF you are Born again.
Redemption, Salvation, = is the Grace of God....Its the mercy of God, where He himself, as Christ, has resolved this issue of the Law being able to judge you as a SINNER. He has removed this JUDGEMENT.. And in its place is the New Covenant<>New Testament. = The GRACE OF GOD. "Justification BY Faith". "The GIFT of Righteousness".
The "Gospel" is defining HOW He did this...... And "Grace thru faith, without the law, without works", is the Method and REASON. Literally.
So, when we say a person is "saved"....they are saved from "the curse of the law" that was defining them as a SINNER. And they are also saved from HELL, where they were going, because the Law and Commandments had judged them worthy to go there.
God's Grace has resolved ALL of this, and this is the Eternal effect of the Blood Atonement, that is applied to a BELIEVER, by God, thru FAITH = when you "believe in Jesus". And are BORN AGAIN.
Gonna keep it short: Me and my family was invited to church after some things happened that led us to have a pastor pray for me anyways once they invited us to church we go the following service and I get convicted and start to cry and apologize for sins that I have done and while I was crying or rite when I stopped crying I felt like warm and a perfect peace inside of me and felt weightless like I was floating, i was just wondering if this was for sure the holy ghost? I didnt speak in tounges when it happened I have recently but not until 7 years later that I spoke in tongues. So what do I call this experience ? Thanks for reading any comments are appreciated. God bless.