Archive | January, 2013

God’s Elect…

2 Jan

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Mark 13:27, “And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”

One of the most comforting facts about the Bible is knowing that we are God’s elect, chosen by God to know the truth of His Word in Jesus Christ. This is what makes Christian’s unique from the rest of the world, in having ears to hear the truth and testify on the behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. While the world rejected Him we were enlighten by the Holy Spirit of God to receive the truth about Yeshua/Jesus Christ, knowing that is the sin offering for the imperfect man and woman. The ONLY way to be made right in the eyes of Jehovah God (John 14:6)! This election was determined even before our birth 2 Thessalonian 2:13 states, “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.” The question now is what are we as believer’s to do with our election? Are we to just attend Church on Sunday’s and wait on the Lord’s return, or do we as elected officials have a job of service to our Lord? We must help spread the word of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as we can so the Holy Spirit of God can draw as many into the truth of Jesus Christ. Letting others know that Jesus Christ is the only way to God Almighty. Shalom…

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Bearing fruit for the Lord Jesus Christ…

1 Jan

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Luke 13:1-9, There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

One of the main focal points of being a true Disciple of Christ, is always remembering to be a positive example of what true salvation means in the Lord Jesus. The parable of the fig tree is symbolic of the House of Israel, who rejected the Gospel of Yeshua/Jesus Christ as the Messiah but instead chose religion over the Lamb of God. Jehovah God in return rejected the Hebrew people scattering them across the nations for their failure to receive God’s only means of salvation for mankind.

This same parable can also represent the modern day Christian Believer who holds no true knowledge of the Word of God. Being a true testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will always bring forth righteous fruit that can in return be used to feed those who are hungry for the Lord. These “fruits,” manifest in the Christians natural life and testify of the love and grace that God has for all who will except His only way for salvation. These fruits are stated in 2 Peter 1:5-9, “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith(belief in the Cross) virtue(moral excellence); and to virtue knowledge(of the scriptures); And to knowledge temperance(self control); and to temperance patience(waiting on the Lord); and to patience godliness(conscious of God’s will); And to godliness brotherly kindness(treating all as you would want to be treated); and to brotherly kindness charity(Love). For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.”

These characteristics will follow the Believer and show of the saving Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is only made possible by placing our Faith only and solely in the Cross of Jesus Christ, who will in return grant us His Holy Spirit who will nourish the seed of Faith we have sown in Jesus Christ as read in Roman chp 8. I pray all will take the time to water their “tree,”(spiritual man) with the Living Waters of God, Jesus Christ and bring forth much fruit for the Kingdom of God. Shalom…

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Jesus calms the storm…

1 Jan

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Mark 4: 35-41, “And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark 4:35-41, is a remarkable account of being servant unto the will of God. The Gospel of Mark gives believers a description of Jesus Christ as God’s servant continually doing the Father’s will while here on Earth. The above scriptures describe and event after a day of teaching many in the ways of the Kingdom of God, Jesus gives His Disciples the instruction for them, to “Cross over unto the other side of the waters,” in which a storm arose while Jesus was asleep. This storm is symbolic of the trials many Christians face, while we endure in these flesh bodies awaiting the second return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is always important to remember that as long as we stay consecrated to the Word of God that we have no fear as to what this life may bring us. The Disciples lost Faith that the Lord instructed them to “cross over the water,” in which then the storm arose. We know that as long as we follow the Lord we will never be in danger due to the fact that in Christ we are secure as stated in Hebrews 13:6, “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Jesus Christ is never wrong when He gives instructions unto His followers! If we are met with opposition, (which is always a plan of the enemy 1 Peter5:8) trust in the Word of God to always see you through. Psalm 40:1-3 reads “I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: Many shall see it, and fear, And shall trust in the Lord.” Shalom…

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The Serpent Seed…

1 Jan

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Genesis 3:15, (NKJV) “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

One of the most important but overlooked facts of the Holy Bible is that of the serpent seed. The origin tale of Genesis, symbolically alludes to separate bloodlines for Cain and Abel. As believers we need to be clear on exactly what happened in the Garden of Eden between Eve and the Serpent.

We know that “trees,” represent people or kingdoms many times in the Bible which is made prevalent throughout the New Testament. The two trees, spoken of in the Garden, the “Tree of Life,” and the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil,”represent the Kingdom of God (Tree of Life) and one of Satan’s (Good and Evil.)

The Serpent in the Garden was used as a pawn in Satan’s game to corrupt the bloodline of man, seeing God had given so much power unto man who Satan saw as weaker than heavenly beings, used the serpent to seduce Eve. Genesis 3:13 (KJV), “And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

The word beguiled means to entrap or seduce, in which Eve partook in the sinful nature of Satan and gained knowledge and awareness of sexual knowledge. In return this same knowledge was made aware unto Adam shortly after. The “fruit,” of the tree of “Knowledge of Good and Evil,” was not literal fruit we eat today but represented sin and all sin to include sexual promiscuity. This sexual act between Eve and the Serpent angered God who cursed Eve, that in her infidelity she would now bring forth children. Genesis 3: 16 (KJV), “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” If Eve’s only sin was eating a piece of fruit, then why did God punish Eve with child bearing?

This is because Adam and Eve were given sexual knowledge before they were permitted to know and brought forth sin and a ungodly bloodline through the Serpent. Satan was able to inject his nature into the human race by corrupting Adam and Eve, who we inherit our genetic traits from now. When Eve conceived Cain she new immediately that he was not of Adam. Genesis 4:1 (KJV), “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.” Cain from the first look from Eve knew he was different, and wrongfully claimed He was from God misinterpreting Genesis 3:15 (see above) Eve thought that this “special” child was a gift from God but was the fraternal twin of Abel through the serpent. Cain took on all the murderous and deceitful attributes of His father Satan, murdering Abel and lying to God as well. Cain fled to the Land of Nod, where he married and produced other offspring as well through the serpent seed into the human gene pool. the Bible follows Cain bloodline in Genesis 4:16-24 and then stops. The Bible then begins recording the new son Seth and the Bible story continues on from there until now.

Why is this? Because Cain was not of Adam and not in the original creation of God. More proof of this is offered in the genealogies of the origins of man in Genesis chapter 5, Chronicles chapter 1, Luke chapter 3:23-38. Cain is absent from all these records because He was not from the offspring of Adam. So what became of Cain and his lineage? This bloodline continued in their wicked ways during the time of Christ and the Apostle Paul. Jesus stated in John 8: 37-47 (KJV), “I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”

John also stated this in 1 John 3:12, “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.” This serpent seed continues today now in the realm of politics, religion and secret organizations, spreading false doctrine and lies to the world, and preparing the way world to accept the Anti Christ. It is important to know why many human beings in their nature be so evil and deceitful at times. Knowing, that in the distant past deceit, murder and corruption entered through the Adam and Eve and the serpent seed. Shalom.