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There is only one believing people, of the true and Living God, who like faithful Abraham keep God's charge, commandments, statutes, and laws.

Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes
, and my laws.

True followers of the Lord are grafted into believing Israel as a "wild olive" branch. Scripture would warn you not to become arrogant against the "natural" branch for fear:

Romans 11:17-24, 33 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

John 15:1-10 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

The Lord is the root of Jesse of the Olive Tree of Israel. we must abide by faith and in demonstration thereof through obedience to His Word and the Father's will according to the Spirit of the Living God. If we don't the Father will cut us off and we will be thrown into the fire.

Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

Salvation is of the Jews, says the Lord:

John 4:22

Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Jim Dec 31 '17 · Tags: salvation, jews, commandments, grafted in
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Some think that it is haughty or prideful to expose people to the hard truths of scripture. It is not haughty to show people what God has commanded and revealed about His nature and about the judgment that most pastors and teachers will either never tell you or will lie to your face, about what they mean, in order to preserve the weight of their offering plates on Sunday mornings.
If preaching and teaching the truth that can set people free from sin and the wages thereof (death) was haughty and prideful, then it would mean every person who put pen to paper, as led by the Holy Spirit, would be prideful and haughty.
Many people today simply don't want to accept the words of Jesus and the apostles as being true, they would rather believe the lie that allows them to walk sinfully, without repentance, embracing or excusing sin, rather than embracing the truth of God exposed all the way through the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. Like it or not, the Lord will judge the nations, and each of us, according to His word, and render each one according to their deeds, not according to our feelings.
John 3:19-20And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Romans 2:4-13
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans 8:13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Jude 14-1514 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
1 John 2:29If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
1 John 3:7Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
1 John 3:10By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
1 John 2:4The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him
Matthew 19:16-24
16 And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”
17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good;
but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 Then he *said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; 19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
20 The young man *said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”
21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven;
and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
23 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 25:31-4631 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ 44 Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life
in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 15:1-111 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit,
He takes away;
and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in Me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine,
so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches;
he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit,
and so prove to be My disciples.
9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you;
abide in My love.
10 If you keep My commandments,
you will abide in My love;
just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
Mark 13:13And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Romans 11:20-24 (KJV)
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Galatians 5:16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
James 1:15Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
Romans 6:21Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.
Jim Dec 27 '17 · Comments: 1 · Tags: judgment, love, salvation, wrath, repentance, faith, works, perseverance
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People want to keep blaming the Lord for the idolatrous festival commonly called Christmas, by saying Jesus is the reason for the season. The reality is that when when discovers just how pagan everything is about "Christmas" really is, one realizes just how blasphemous such a statement really is.

The season we now call Christmas was well known and celebrated in the Roman and otherwise pagan world prior to the birth of Christ and can't even be historically substantiated to have been adopted until the mid 300s AD. After Constantine's elleged conversion to Christianity where Roman authorities infiltrated Christianity as the state and began steering the religion away from it's Hebrew biblical roots towards the ways of the Romans and the pagans.
Rome had succeeded, through taking over the religion of the followers of the Lord, in doing what they, through every prior conceivable attempt they made, could never do before, control the growth and direction of the biggest threat to Rome's power and authority, the Christian faith. In their subsequent acts of government over the religion of the Christians, Rome's new "ecumenical" strategy (merging of world religions under the power of Rome) would see the outlawing of the Sabbath, the Feasts of the Lord and the baptising of Roman and pagan idolatrous festivals as "catholic" (universal) holidays. Secular, catholic, and protestant histories recognize these facts, yet Christians persist in making themselves look like incredible fools to any non-believer who has done any study on the topic. (http://www.historytoday.com/matt-salusbury/did-romans-invent-christmas)
Christians who continue to indulge in the delicacies of Babylon blacken the name of the Lord, they don't as they like to claim honor Him by holding fast to these long proven pagan festivals, papering them with the name of our Lord.
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality." I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.Rev 18:3‭-‬5 NASB
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I will dwell in them and walk among them ; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people . "Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate ," says the Lord. " and do not touch what is unclean ; And I will welcome you. "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.2 Co 6:14‭-‬18 NASB
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.1 Jn 2:15‭-‬17 NASB
Jim Dec 14 '17 · Comments: 4
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Some say that the Law of God has been done away with and to the new testament believer, there is no law any longer, citing passages like:

Christ is the end of the law for all who believe

and

There is now therefor no condemnation in Christ Jesus.

and

It is by grace you are saved through faith not by works

etc.

They also state that Paul demonstrated that we are delivered from requirements to obey the Law of God, through the dead of Christ on the cross, since they claim the law of God was nailed to the cross and so we no longer have a law we are required to obey. They claim this is the reason we are not required to obey God's commandments regarding the Sabbaths and the Feasts.

So, without further ado, let's get into the scriptures. I will try mostly to simply bring before you various scriptures that indicate a few simple concepts:

1) Paul did not or speak as a man who was committed to the idea that one may live lawlessly, or disobedient to the Law of God
2) Followers of Christ, not only "believe" in word, but are required to "believe" in such a way as to produce, deeds or works, that align to the Spirit, Word, and Law of God
3) the Law was not made for the righteous man as it was brought in to those who disobeyed, for the righteous man need not the law since the righteous man does not live contrary to the Law of God, since they walk not according to the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof, but rather, by patience in "well doing", they do mortify the flesh and walk by the Spirit, against such things there is no law
4) We will be judged not only by whether we confess that Jesus is Lord, but also by our deeds, which determine whether we be His, because the one who is in Him (the Lord) does not live lawlessly, but loves the Law of God in the inward man
5) We are to live in this world just like the Lord did. Even as He did, so should we do. What did the Lord do? Did He keep the Sabbath and the Feasts? Did He obey or disobey the Law of God
6) We will also address what the Lord said is required of one to be saved, and the description He gave about the day of judgment, whether our works will be involved in assessing our state of salvation or not.

"Don't misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. Matthew 5:17 New Living Translation

Think not that I am come to destroy (kataluó) the law, or the
prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil (pléroó). Matthew 5:17 King James Version

kataluó: to destroy, overthrow (break up, overthrow, destroy, tear down, abolish)
pléroó: to make full, to complete (fill, fulfill, complete, to make full, fill up, fully carry)


Jesus specifically said that we were to be sure not to think He came to destroy, annul, remove the law, and nor did He do away with or rule that the Sabbath day would be or was changed. Yet, the church claims He lied and what He really meantto do was to contradict Himself in one sentence so that what the church says, in affect is, I did not come to destroy the law, I came to destroy it.

Paul specifically said He delights in the law according to the inward man. He was not a law annuller or the charges levied against him would have been just. Also, if your claim was true about the meaning of Colossians 2, then you would be saying that the law of God, given to Moses by God Himself, were actually ordinances of man and not from God as the scriptures clearly state starting in Exodus 20, 21 etc.

This would mean that though Jesus and Paul affirmed the Law as being of God and according to the will of God, that in fact they were worthless and sinful elementary principles of the world.

What was nailed to the cross was not the law, but the record of our sins for breaking the law of God. Is the law sin or unrighteousness exposed by the law that is sin?

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, " you shall not covet ." But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead. I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
Romans 7:7-12

Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
Romans 3:31 NASB



For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin,

He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who
do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because

the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God;

for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 8:3‭-‬8 NASB


But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

But IF you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:16‭-‬21 NASB


By the way we are commanded to contend for that particular faith that was delivered to us by the apostles, the faith with not only believes in name only but that believes in such a fashion as to act out of loving obedience to God and His commandments:

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed,

those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation,

ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:3‭-‬4


Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?
Romans 6:16 NASB


But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them-I place no other burden on you. Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations ;
Rev 2:24‭-‬26 NASB


Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of
wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

who will render to each person according to his deeds :

to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;

but to those who are selfishly ambitious
and do not obey the truth,
but obey unrighteousness,
wrath and indignation.

There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 2:4‭-‬10 NASB


'I know your deeds
and your toil and perseverance,
and that you cannot tolerate evil men,

and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not,
and you found them to be false;
and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake, and have not grown weary.

But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.

Therefore remember from where you have fallen,
and repent and
do the deeds you did at first;
or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place-
unless you repent.

Yet this you do have,
that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans,
which I also hate.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

To him who overcomes,
I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'
Rev 2:2‭-‬7 NASB


For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
2 Co 5:10 NASB


But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?


You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, " and abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness ," and he was called the friend of God.

You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
Jas 2:20‭-‬26 NASB


My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:

the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
1 Jn 2:1‭-‬6 NASB



Romans 6 (KJV)6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ephesians 5:5-21 (NASB)

5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. 14 For this reason it says,

“Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”

15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

There are a great many more new testament, post cross scriptures to demonstrate that we are to walk in righteousness, which we only know due to the law exposing it, and failure to do so will cause us to not inherit eternal life.

Hebrews 10:26-31 (KJV)
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

We must remember that the early church didn't even have the books of the new testament, they had the torah to live by, and the Bereans tested whether Paul was a true teacher or false teacher by the Torah, not by the writings of Paul or by 21st century denominational teachings. I only used new testament scriptures here because most Christians today won't even hear a brother if he starts quoting them old testament scriptures (which is absurd considering Jesus and the apostles quoted the old testament quite often).


However, if one is truly open to understand what God really expects relating to the word, and related action of, repentance, one must go to Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 18:4-324 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
6 And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman,
7 And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment;
8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God.
10 If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things,
11 And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife,
12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
14 Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,
15 That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wife,
16 Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
17 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.
18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

Jim Dec 14 '17
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A sister in the Lord indicated that Paul told us in Colossians 2 that the Law of God was nailed to the cross and to bring Sabbath truths to people is troubling the brethren:

Colossians 2. It says in 2:13-14 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He was talking about the Law of Moses, with its legal demands. we are under a covenant of grace, and we are to follow the teaching of Jesus. Acts 15 details what gentile believers were to observe and stay away from, as people were not able to keep it.. That does not mean we have free license to sin, for we are to walk by the spirit. Brother you are troubling the brethren with things of the law, such as the Sabbath, that do not apply to gentile believers. See Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

I decided to do
a study and to expose her to some facts about who Paul was writing to, what they believed before becoming Christians and what He was addressing:


I just went back and re-read Col 2. Every time someone brings an argument to me, I do not self-assure myself in my own knowledge but rather re-read, re-test, and re-examine, not according to the elementary principles of the world or vain (worhless) philosophy (that which the Greeks and Romans did when they reasoned with the reasoning of aristotle or plato - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle/which go on and on ad infinitum)

Colossee - "The town was the birthplace of the Byzantine Greek writers Nicetas and Michael Choniates. - Wikipedia" (http://www.bible-history.com/maps/romanempire/Colossae.html)

The place was steeped in Greek thinking and heavily influenced by Roman religion and culture at the time Paul wrote to the church at Colossee. He was writing to them who were saved from a Greco-Roman (Hellenistic) religeo-philosophical mindset to a Hebrew religion of Jesus and the apostles (Jewish - Islraelite).

"At the time of Paul, the civilized world was unified, politically, under the Roman Empire. The native religion of Rome, however, was not an important factor in the life of the Empire—certainly not in the East. That religion had been closely bound up with the life of the Roman city-state. It had been concerned largely with a system of auguries and religious ceremonies intended to guide the fortunes of the city and insure the favor of the gods. But there had been little attempt to enter into any sort of personal contact with the gods or even to produce any highly differentiated account of their nature. The native religion of Rome, on the whole, seems to have been rather a cold, unsatisfying affair. It aroused the emotions of the people only because it was an expression of stern and sturdy patriotism. And it tended to lose its influence when the horizon of the people was broadened by contact with the outside world.

The most important change was wrought by contact with

Greece. When Rome began to extend her conquests into the

East, the eastern countries, to a very considerable extent,

1fot example, Rohde, Psyche, 2 Bde, Ste Aufl., 1903; Farnell, Cults of the Qreek States, vol. iii, 1907; Wendland. Die hellenistisch-romische Kultur, 2te u. 3te Aufl., 1912; Anrich, Das anlike Mysterienwesen, 1894; Curaont, Les religions orientales dans le paganisme romain, 2ieme id., 1909 (English Translation, The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, 1911).

had already been Hellenized, by the conquests of Alexander and by the Greek kingdoms into which his short-lived empire had been divided. Thus the Roman conquerors came into contact with Greek civilization, not only in the Greek colonies in Sicily and southern Italy, not only in Greece proper and on the JSgean coast of Asia Minor, but also to some extent everywhere in the eastern world. No attempt was made to root out the Greek influences. On the contrary, the conquerors to a very considerable extent were conquered by those whom they had conquered; Rome submitted herself, in the spiritual sphere, to the dominance of Greece.

The Greek influence extended into the sphere of religion. At a very early time, the ancient Roman gods were identified with the Greek gods who possessed roughly analogous functions —Jupiter became Zeus, for example, and Venus became Aphrodite. This identification brought an important enrichment into Roman religion. The cold and lifeless figures of the Roman pantheon began to take on the grace and beauty and the clearly defined personal character which had been given to their Greek counterparts by Homer and Hesiod and the dramatists and Phidias and Praxiteles. Tims it is not to the ancient official religion of Rome but to the rich pantheon of Homer that the student must turn in order to find the spiritual ancestry of the religion of the Hellenistic world." (https://www.biblestudytools.com/.../the-religion-of-the...)

"Because of the belief that the spirit of a person was trying to get back to heaven, worship of angels and astrology was a common tenet of Gnosticism, since angels and the patterns of stars and planets were believed to hold keys to this spiritual journey. Contrary to popular assumption, Paul does not condemn God's law in Galatians but a corrupt system that was severely affecting the church. That Gnostic system happened to include an emphasis on the Old Covenant at the expense of Jesus Christ's life, death, and teachings.

Gnostic Christians borrowed the idea of redemption through Christ, but rather than believing that He redeemed them from sin, they believed that He would redeem them from matter - that is, from the flesh, which they considered to be inherently evil. At the core of Gnosticism is the belief that knowledge, typically secret knowledge - knowledge from angels, from the stars and planets, from the ancients - was the path to holiness and salvation. They believed that the path of redemption was through knowledge, and that the worst evil was ignorance.

Thus, they did not endeavor to overcome sin but ignorance." (https://www.bibletools.org/.../cgg/ID/76/Angel-Worship.htm)

Colossians 2 is not about Paul telling Christians (delivered from a Jewish religion) not to go back to the "Hebrew religion" but rather not to allow others who were trying to decry their Sabbath keeping and feast keeping ways and lead them back to a Greco-Roman Helenism and Gnosticism.

Paul did not shed His faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and become an advocate of the vain philosophies and religious beliefs of Rome, though he was a Roman, by citizenship.

He actually repeatedly defended himself again such a charge.

Jesus specifically said that we were to be sure not to think He came to destroy, annul, remove the law, and nor did He do away with or rule that the Sabbath day would be or was changed. Yet, the church claims He lied and what He really meantto do was to contradict Himself in one sentence so that what the church says, in affect is, I did not come to destroy the law, I came to destroy it.

Paul specifically said He delights in the law according to the inward man. He was not a law annuller or the charges levied against him would have been just. Also, if your claim was true about the meaning of Colossians 2, then you would be saying that the law of God, given to Moses by God Himself, were actually ordinances of man and not from God as the scriptures clearly state starting in Exodus 20, 21 etc.

This would mean that though Jesus and Paul affirmed the Law as being of God and according to the will of God, that in fact they were worthless and sinful elementary principles of the world.

What was nailed to the cross was not the law, but the record of our sins for breaking the law of God. Is the law sin or unrighteousness exposed by the law that is sin?

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, " you shall not covet ." But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead. I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
Romans 7:7-12

Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
Romans 3:31 NASB

Jim Dec 14 '17
Jim Admin
Please start out by watching the following videos before reading what I have to say to summarize my findings on this topic after many years of praying, thinking and examining nephilium theory:




Jim Dec 3 '17 · Tags: nephilim, angels, devils, demons, bybrids, giants
Maureen Moss
I recently saw a video with some young people in Israel talking to people on the street about Yeshua … who He is … asking if the person was familiar with the Name or Who He is….  Sadly, most people didn’t know who Yeshua is.

Unfortunately, the Roman Catholic Church made so many changes from the pure gospel.  They have introduced many pagan ideas into the ‘Church’ …. many of which remain to this day in all denominations.  No wonder the Jewish people can’t relate!!

The Church celebrates Christmas and Easter …..  attaching Jesus’ name to them …. making them ‘Christian’!  But they are PAGAN!  The Christmas tree, exchanging gifts, the Easter bunny and Easter eggs…. Pure paganism!  But Christians believe the lie …. They don’t KNOW it’s a lie …. And perhaps the preachers don’t know either – for that is what they are taught!

I explain it all in detail in my book, ‘GRAFTED IN the Jewish Olive Tree’.  Christians need to know the TRUTH. 

Romans 1:24-25 - Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lust of their hearts …. Who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen.

People love their Christmas and Easter celebrations ….. after I learned the truth about them, I really have a hard time with them.  My married kids still celebrate and decorate …. And I go to spend time with them …. But it is definitely more difficult than it used to be (before I became Messianic and discovered what the Bible really says about these things.)!!

Jeremiah 7:18 talks about the Queen of heaven. 

Growing up in the Catholic Church, we crowned a huge statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as the Queen of heaven every year in May.

The Mother/Son idea was known through all the ancient world:

In Babylon – Semiramis and Tammuz

In Egypt - Isis and Osiris

In India – Isi and Iswara

In Asia – Cybele and Deoius

In Pagan Rome – Fortuna and Jupiter-puer

In Greece – Irene and Plutus

 

Exodus 20:3-6 talks about an image of jealousy, and warns us not to have any other gods or carved images.

Mary isn’t as prominent in Protestant churches as in the Roman Catholic Church, where she seems to be about as important as Jesus!  At least she was when I was a child growing up in it. 

For example, in the Rosary, there are five ‘decades’, in each of which there is one Lord’s Prayer and 10 ‘Hail Marys.  Ten prayers to the mother of Jesus, to one Lord’s Prayer.  There is something ‘wrong with this picture’.

Mary doesn’t answer prayer …. Father God answers prayer!

However, just because Protestant denominations don’t put Jesus’ mother Mary on a pedestal as does the Roman Catholic Church, that doesn’t mean all is well in the Protestant camp. 

What about Romans 11? 

What about the pagan celebrations ‘Christianized’ by the church …. Christmas and Easter?

What does the Bible have to say about these things?

 

 

Maureen Moss Oct 17 '17 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 3
Nathan Blake
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14: 6

31 They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31
 

9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; Romans 10:9
Nathan Blake Jul 25 '17 · Rate: 5 · Tags: christian, salvation
Nathan Blake

Psalm 148
P
raise the Lord!


Praise the Lord from the heavens;

Praise Him in the heights!
2 Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
3 Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
4 Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
6 He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9 Mountains and all hills;
Fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged fowl;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
14 And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.

Praise the Lord!

Nathan Blake May 11 '17 · Tags: christian, praise
Nathan Blake

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord!

 For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;He gathers the outcasts of Israel.3 He heals the brokenheartedAnd binds up their wounds.4 He counts the number of the stars;He gives names to all of them.5 Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;His understanding is infinite.6 The Lord supports the afflicted;He brings down the wicked to the ground.7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;Sing praises to our God on the lyre,8 Who covers the heavens with clouds,Who provides rain for the earth,Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.9 He gives to the beast its food,And to the young ravens which cry.10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse;He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.11 The Lord favors those who fear Him,Those who wait for His lovingkindness.12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!Praise your God, O Zion!13 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;He has blessed your sons within you.14 He makes peace in your borders;He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.15 He sends forth His command to the earth;His word runs very swiftly.16 He gives snow like wool;He scatters the frost like ashes.17 He casts forth His ice as fragments;Who can stand before His cold?18 He sends forth His word and melts them;He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.19 He declares His words to Jacob,His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.20 He has not dealt thus with any nation;And as for His ordinances, they have not known them.

Praise the Lord!


Nathan Blake May 11 '17 · Tags: christian, the, praise, lord
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