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 on: November 24, 2014, 01:56:29 AM 
Started by savedbygrace - Last post by savedbygrace
Isa 45:21-22

21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.

22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Its a known fact that God shall punish the ungodly and the unjust because His Justice demands it, and He is a Just God, He must punish sin and iniquity, so He is a Just God in this !

However, and did you know and realize that it is equally a matter of Justice, or Him being Just when He Justifies ungodly sinners, and saves them from the penalty of their sins and death, in that as a matter of Justice He must Justify all sinners that His Son the Lord Jesus Christ died for, simply because He is Just and must do what is right, I recall reading once Gen 18:25

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”ESV

It is a Just thing with God that He Justifieth them which are believing in Jesus Rom 3:26

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Yes, they are believing in Jesus because they had been been made Righteous or Just by His Obedience Rom 5:19

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Now by this, God must Justify them from all sin and iniquity, because Christ has paid the penalty of their sins, which is Death, by His Obedience, and that absolved them of all guilt before God's Law and Justice as though they have never sinned !

Now God is bound by His Own Justice to eternally Justify /Save each and every sinner for whom Christ has by His Death satisfied in their behalf, God's Law and Justice, which by the way made them Righteous; And if just one sinner is not saved, for whom Christ died, God is unjust and is not a Just God and a Savior, but hear this, He is a Just God and a Savior, and all for whom Christ died and Justified, and made Righteous, He says to them Isa 45:21-22

 21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.

22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

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 on: November 23, 2014, 10:36:17 AM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
Psalm 62

1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 3 How long will you assault a man? Would all of you throw him down-- this leaning wall, this tottering fence?

When we are saved we are delivered from the system of man. We no longer get our identity from any man. The reason that we are delivered from trying to please others is because they cannot deliver us from harm and or from oppression. We cannot find peace in our horizontal relationships.

The Psalmist always connects the image that he has of himself with his salvation. The Psalmist never thinks about who was instrumental in his hearing the gospel. When the Psalmist wants to find a firm foundation or he wants to become centered on who he is , he seeks it in setting Gods salvation apart from any system in this world. He is saying that he has confessed in the past that God must deliver him or he will have no confidence that God will meet his need. Salvation is experiencing Gods attack on his enemies and being fully delivered from them. Any other means that he trust in will be incomplete.

He is saying here that only God can be trusted to defend and bring value to His elect. The Psalmist speaks of his salvation as if he had gone to war and defeated all of his enemies. This is his usage of the concept of being on the rock.

This pronouncement is really Gods words spoken to the Psalmist in His covenant. Gods covenant with Abram simply states that God will bless those who bless the elect and curse those who curse the elect. There is no other line that can be crossed. We can never be shaken...that is we can never fear as if the shaking of the earth would separate us from God. Even if there was a cataclysmic event of the earth (events that are outside of the Psalmist control and beyond war) we still can trust that God will deliver us as if we fought a war and took the spoils and dwelt in a kingdom of peace.

So Gods covenant language is more than a promise to us but it is a pronouncement that delivers us from those who oppose us. When we pronounce that we will never be shaken we are declaring victory over our opposition before we actually obtain it. This is why he shows his confidence in a kind of mocking way against his opposition by asking "Why would you assault a man?" In other words they are standing in quick sand but the Psalmist is standing on the rock..the God who has destroyed all of his enemies.

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 on: November 23, 2014, 10:06:24 AM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
If you study the context of how the human will is described in the Psalms it is equal to someone who belongs to the kingdom of darkness and is fighting in a war to destroy God and His elect. The context of the human will is an expression of rebellion that is equal to the unfathomable suffering that Christ went through in His experience being opposed by the natural heart of all men as being one man. When the Psalmist says that the vile is honored among men he really is saying that men are opposing God through self will. So anywhere we find God opposing men who are disobedient to His law it is always in this absolute context of men being violent in Gods kingdom. There is never a time where we find that the elect have this kind of opposition or disobedience. The context of this vile behavior is an expression of self will by the unregenerate.

This is the context of this Psalm. The vile behavior is how a man describes the world according to his view. God addresses this vile attitude at the level of desire. The Psalm is saying that Gods perfect description of His creation has been opposed by the description of the unregenerate who desire to become their own gods. In other words Gods kingdom has been established by the perfect description of justice, equity, faithfulness and love but because the unregenerate desire to become their own gods they rebel against Gods word which is an act of treason to how God establishes peace in His kingdom. This is vile.

This describes how men achieve power in this world. In this Psalm it is already assumed that these vile men are in places of power over other people. Anytime a person gets to a position of power because of self will he will oppose God. And any time he opposes God , he opposes Gods elect. Mans natural declension into becoming his own god leads to a dictatorship ...a political oppression. The religious opposition of words will work out in a legal opposition to a peaceful culture.

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 on: November 22, 2014, 08:48:03 AM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
You know we are given everything we need to be healed when we are saved. But I am not talking about what we possess. Salvation is described as a complete gift. Before we are saved we get everything by earning it. We live by the principle of the law. But when we are saved we get everything as if we are perfectly dependent upon God. I am saying that salvation is complete dependence upon God.

The Psalmist describes our salvation as our having a relationship with God that is one sided. How can you believe that everything that you receive is a gift if you then speak to God like your gonna bring something acceptable when you are experiencing salvation? It is living in denial. So the Psalmist describe salvation is more than a personal deliverance but it is being translated into a kingdom where the law is absent in the sense that our reception of all good things in this world do not come from our sweat.

Salvation is living in a kingdom where God takes from the Devils kingdom and gives it to His elect. The reason that we seldom think of our salvation as living in this kind of grace is because we believe that democracy is the philosophy of Gods kingdom. But democracy is a philosophy that is a result of God controlling the outcome of everyone. If God is the only one who can take what He wants and redistribute it as He pleases because He is a just  then we are free from being the judge of the rights of other people. As God acts apart from our general respect of other people then He sets the democracy right by overruling the law. But we demand our rights because we do not really believe that God is the judge.    

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 on: November 22, 2014, 08:24:52 AM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
8 who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honored by the human race.

Vs 8 gives us a very distinct difference in the physical appearance of the walk of the wicked that is a metaphor for the character the wicked are viewed by God. Kind of like a distinct spiritual strut...lol The Psalms use metaphors to show how destructive it is for a man to desire to be his own god. God kind of makes fun of how foolish they look. In the Psalms God acts against the wicked by describing them like a dog on a leash.

We walk in a kingdom that we cannot completely understand. In the first Psalm it says that God watches over the righteous. He watches by surrounding the righteous with His protection. This protection is how we experience Gods refuge. We see that the difference between the wicked and the righteous is that we enjoy Gods unfailing love by His eternal protection. The wicked live in this world without the ability to connect to God or to others. The Psalms are describing these two different ways of walking in this world in Gods view.

When we are saved we go from walking in complete darkness to walking in the light. The light is Gods glory as it appears to us behind all created things that is transcendent and beautiful. We live in the light of the glory of God through word and Spirit. We receive Gods implanted word at salvation. This implanted word is eternal life. His word is life giving.

The word is our source of sustenance. It is successful to create and recreate everything that is broken. The Psalmist describes the success of the word as sitting at the Kings table and feasting as we taste all of the bounty at His table. When we meditate on Gods word we pronounce success in our path. We experience illumination. This illumination is finding pleasure so that our senses are heightened. We enjoy relationships by the pleasure we receive through our senses. The word heightens our senses so that we experience the effects of the kingdom of God as if the future is visiting the present. In the future we will see everything animated by the light of the glory of God. The things that God created will glitter.

When we meditate we have the experience as if the veil is lifted... the darkness of the curse which veils the beauty of the created things is replaced by the light of the glory of God. Its as if we view all this earth looking beyond the created things to see the effervescence of the glory of God. We feel satisfied to the point where there is an absence of the weight of the curse. Its as if we poured out our hearts to someone so that the burden has been lifted.

How does God keep little gods on a leash? He simply lets them have what they desire. Because they are darkened and unable to live in reality ...Gods kingdom of glory ...all that they seek comes from their imagination. Their darkness is so complete that they live as if they are in relationships and yet they are completely deceived. This is why the text says that they strut around...like little gods who think they know the truth. This is what the Psalmist describes as a proud man...a man who is totally deceived about his importance.     

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 on: November 21, 2014, 07:25:26 AM 
Started by savedbygrace - Last post by savedbygrace
One of The scriptures most corrupted by false teachers is that which makes Christ death a Saving Success for all whom He died, it is written Jn 12:32

32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Now heretics tell us that this Truth here is not Salvation and Conversion, but only a making of all people to have a chance at getting saved, if they use their freewill ! The Truth of the matter is this, Jesus is stating what will be the end results of all for whom He died, they shall be converted to Him ! The actual drawing here is evidence of their being delivered from the power of sin. The word draw helkó:

properly, induce (draw in), focusing on the attraction-power involved with the drawing.

 metaphorically, to draw by inward power, lead, impel:

The inward power is the Spirit of God !

Now we have a scripture that states what the Christ death should accomplish Lk 1:74

74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

The word here delivered is crucial, its the greek word  rhuomai and actually means:

to draw to oneself, i.e. deliver ,rhýomai (from eryō, "draw to oneself") – properly, draw (pull) to oneself; to rescue ("snatch up"); to draw or rescue a person to and for the deliverer.

So what this means, the ones as a result of Christ being lifted up, who are drawn to Him, they are and have been delivered and rscued by Him, they are saved by Him, evidenced by them being drawed to Him. Does it not say " will draw " denotes certainty, its a promise !

Its a future indicative active. The indicative means :

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The indicative mood is a statement of fact or an actual occurrence from the writer's or speaker's perspective. Even if the writer is lying, he may state the action as if it is a fact, and thus the verb would be in the indicative mood. It may be action occurring in past, present, or future time.

Also its in the future tense which means:

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Just like the English future tense, the Greek future tells about an anticipated action or a certain happening that will occur at some time in the future.

Its certain says Christ, all for whom I am lifted up in behalf of shall be rescued, delivered and drawn to my self. The word draw also means to persuade, which is bring to belief !

God the Father desrves the Credit for giving Christ to deliver His People Col 1:12-13

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

That word delivered is the same word used in Lk 1:74

74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

The end result of Christ's redeeming death is serve God without fear !509

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 on: November 21, 2014, 06:35:51 AM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
The word of God orders our lives. In our fallen condition we have a temptation to explain who God is and what He has said by how we experience His word rather than by viewing His word as ordering all things. When we feel the weight of a trial it is translated into an experience of pain. Our feeling the pain is how we interact with the curse. The reason that we become fearful is because we do not experience His word as a legal decree that pronounces destruction upon the curse.

We practice pronouncing Gods decrees as His response to events in this world as the agent that purifies our desires. God reorders all events by speaking them into existence. This is why the Psalmist ask God to speak the word of salvation clearly through the Psalmist being delivered from a trial. The pronouncements work to convert our souls. As we become skilled in pronouncing we experience a purification of our desires. As we experience this purification we become bold. When we become bold we have used His word correctly as He reorders events. We place His word above our experience. 

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 on: November 21, 2014, 06:15:21 AM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked,

Salvation is only personal as we experience protection from harm in this world. We pray for healing in all areas lives. We pray for physical healing, "Oh Lord, heal me for my body is in agony and my soul is in anguish" ... naturally following body to soul.  We pray for spiritual healing as a result of some kind of physical trauma... we are body and soul as one...

Before we are saved we experience sorrows related to guilt, shame, and fear that effect our body, but when we are saved it is reversed because Christ sets up His kingdom in our souls ... our tendency to be affected by the curse is an inward irritation as a result of living in a world that is hostile to salvation. The Psalmist is always complaining about a trial that increases his sensitivity to guilt, fear, and pain. This philosophy is the core defense of grace.

We live in a kingdom that has been reordered through Gods perfect description of our circumstances and our inward experience. Our meta physical experience transcends our relationship to physical circumstances. Because Christ has become the ruler of all things we are able to control our world by how we view it. God has created us like Himself. But God orders all things in perfect alignment with His desires. Everything that He recreates is done through His spoken word. We have Gods revealed word as the agent for this alignment.

God reorders all things according to His love and Divine wrath. Because we have Christ dwelling in us we experience Gods kingdom recreation. We respond to events on a much smaller scale than God acts in response to events. But God has revealed His eternal love and His divine wrath in His pronouncements...that being He has spoken His decrees in absolute judgements that go beyond our responses to events. When we pronounce His words we experience His response that is mysterious. His word is the final authority on all matters. These mysterious experiences transcend all finite events. This is why His word acts as a fire that purifies our desires. Our hate gets consumed by His divine wrath. It is replaced by His eternal love. This is why there is a decided difference between the end for which we were created and the judgement that awaits the wicked.  

  

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 on: November 20, 2014, 09:00:01 AM 
Started by savedbygrace - Last post by savedbygrace
That the Gentiles are Israel is revealed by the scripture if God has given us eyes to see, for instance here Hos 1:10-11

10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

In this verse the subject is the Children of Israel Vs 10 and in Vs 11 the Cildren of Israel and the Children of Judah !

Now in the NT the Apostle Paul by the Inspiration of God as a Minister of the New estament or Covenant 2 Cor 3:6 He under the guidiance of the Spirit of God applies Hos 1:10-11 to the Call of the Gentiles and Jews together of the Vessels of Mercy Rom 9:23-28

23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

This is as plain as the noon day sun to those who have eyes to see, that the Call of the Gentiles is included with the fulfillment of the Prophecy of Hosea regarding the Children of Israel and the Children of Judah !472

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 on: November 18, 2014, 01:07:18 PM 
Started by savedbygrace - Last post by savedbygrace
Rom 2:28-29

28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Now basically,essentially what Paul is teaching here is that being a Jew in God's reckoning and estimation has nothing to do with racial ethnicity, but most certainly has to do with a inward change of the Heart by the Spirit, in fact this was intimated in the OT, for David writes Ps 73:1

Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

None by nature has a clean Heart, thats a New Creation from God Ps 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Now any person born again of the Spirit is a Jew, as when Jesus said Jn 3:7-8

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.[is a Jew]

Everyone Born of the Spirit is in God's reckoning a Jew, it has nothing at all to do with bloodline. Remember whom Jesus said it was that believed on Him  and or received Him ? Lets read Jn 1:12-13

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

It was those, not born of blood, but of the Spirit of God !

God reckons a Gentile a Jew or of the Circumcision if he is Righteous Rom 2:26

26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

See that is exactly the case with all for whom Christ Lived and died, by and through Him they have kept the Righteousness of the Law Rom 5:19

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

That means the many have been made Keepers of the Law for Righteousness. The word righteous  dikaios means:

I.righteous, observing divine laws
A.
in a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keeping the commands of God

By this, they are the Circumcision, a Jew, thats what Rom 2:26 intimates, all whom God sees Christ acting in behalf of when He kept the Righteousness of the Law, they were of the Circumcision, but it has noting to do with ethnicity. All Believers are the Circumcision and therfore Jews, Paul when writing Believers in Phillipi wrote Phil 3:3

3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Now if Paul meant this to only refer to jewish believers as some ignorantly may teach, then he immediately becomes a liar because then he would in deed be having a little confidence in the flesh !

But alas, Gods Jews have nothing to do with ethnicity and bloodline, but all to do with the Blood of Christ and subsequently the Work of the Spirit in New Birth !471

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