Clean Hands and a Pure Heart – The Sanctuary Cleansed !

     “Know ye not that ye _______ (your name) are the Temple of God ?
as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them. And I will be their God (Elohim – Mighty One), and they shall be My people . . . !”

I Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19-20
II Corinthians 6:16-18

MARANATHA . . . our Lord and Saviour is returning soon !

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The Gospel – What Really Happened at Calvary !

“For I am not ashamed of the Glad Tidings (gospel) of Christ, for it is the power of God unto Salvation (freedom, deliverance, rescue, healing and restoration) to every one that believeth . . .
     As it is written . . . The Just shall live by faith !”     Romans 1:16-17

So what really happened at Calvary ?

Forgiven –     “And you being dead in your sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh . . . hath He quickened* together with Him (Christ Jesus), having forgiven you all trespasses !”     Colossians 2:13

Rescued –     “For He saith . . . I have heard thee _________ (your name) in a time accepted* (Isaiah 49:8-16), and in the day of Salvation have I succoured (rescued) thee . . . Behold, now is the accepted time* (Luke 4:18-19), behold, Today is the day of your Salvation . . . !”     II Corinthians 6:2

Redeemed –     “For as much as ye know . . . that ye were not redeemed* (loosen, atonement, ransomed in full) with corruptible things, such as silver and gold . . . but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot . . . !”
I Peter 1:18-19
ref: Deuteronomy 27:1 thru 30:20 and Galatians 3:10-13

Delivered –     “Giving thanks unto The Father (Matthew 23:9), which hath made us meet (worthy) to be partakers of the Inheritance of the saints in Light . . . Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son . . . In Whom we have Redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of our sins !”     Colossians 1:12-14

Healed –    “Who His Own self bare our sins (Isaiah 53:4-6) in His Own body upon that tree . . . So that we, being now dead to sins, should live unto righteousness (Romans 8:2-4 & II Corinthians 4:10-11) . . . and by Whose stripes we are healed !”
I Peter 2:24,
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The Righteousness which is by Faith ? – part.1

Righteousness-Righteous-WDGSA1     “And the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness shall be quietness and assurance for ever . . . !”
Isaiah 32:15-17

So many of God’s children are beginning to see that which the new testament Scriptures are so very clear upon. When Christ ascend up on high, He “sat down on the right hand of His Father,” “waiting until His enemies be made His footstool . . . !”   Praise the LORD, Halleluyah !

ref: Ephesians 1:19-21, Mark 12:36, Luke 20:40-43, Acts 2:30-33, Hebrews 1:13 and Hebrews 10:12-20

​      The Light streaming from the open gates of heaven is beginning to fall upon us, as never before (Joel 2:28-32). And many are for the first time beginning to see and understand, that which our Saviour spoke to His disciples on the mount of Olivet, just before He ascend to take the throne. Those Words mean everything to us . . . “All power in heaven and on earth, are now given unto Me (as the Last Adam). Go ye therefore, and proclaim the Glad Tidings . . . and he that believeth shall be saved (delivered, rescued, set free, healed and made whole) !”
Matthew 28:18-19 & Mark 16:15-20 and I Corinthians 15:45

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Chosen in Him . . . ?

ascension     There has been one promise of Scripture which the Lord Jesus Christ has been bringing to my remembrance repeatedly over the last few months. It is found in John 8:31-32, where He tells us . . . “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free !”

And then I remember Christ’s prayer in the garden, when He cries to our Father on our behalf, and says . . . “Sanctify them through Thy Truth, Yea, Thy Word is Truth !”     John 17:17

In the original greek of the text, the word “Truth” literally means Verity, (verily so) !

So what Christ Jesus is really promising to each of us, is that we shall know the Truth, and the Truth (the unfailing verity of His Word) shall make us free . . . “For whom the Son makes free, shall be free indeed !”
John 8:33-36

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God has set before thee, an Open Door ! – part.1

open door 1Behold, I have set before thee an open door . . . and no man can shut it !”   Revelation 3:7-9

     Faith . . . reaches out to grasp the hand of Christ, knowing that He will hold more firmly than it is possible for the human hand to hold, and that He will never let go. While the human agent is willing to be led, Christ will lead him. . . .

      Faith is the very lifeblood of the soul. Its presence gives warmth, health, consistency, and sound judgment. Its vitality and vigor exert a powerful though unconscious influence. The life of Christ in the soul is as a well of water, springing up unto everlasting life. It leads to a constant cultivation of the heavenly graces and to a kindly submission in all things to the Lord. It enables us to reveal that Christ is abiding in the soul. . . .

      “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). Have we not proved this in the past as we have moved out in faith to produce the things now seen? . . . Faith is not only to look forward to things unseen; it is to be confirmed by looking at past experience, at tangible results, the verification of God’s Word. . . . Pray, “Lord, increase my faith.” Faith quickens the senses to work diligently to produce results. Faith elevates and ennobles the powers of the soul, enabling it to lay hold upon the unseen. . . .

          Entanglements in secular business are sometimes permitted by God to stir the sluggish faculties to more than common action, that He may honor faith by the bestowal of rich blessings. This is a means of advancing His work. But those who are without faith will never learn. By unbelief they dishonor their Lord. Unless they are converted, they will make shipwreck of their faith.

He desires His people, even in the darkest shadow, to trust in Him.

Satan is permitted to throw his shadow across their pathway that their dormant faith may be aroused to pierce the cloud, and find light and courage and life beyond. . . . Praise God that He loves us that much !

Looking unto Jesus, not only as our Example, but as the Author and Finisher of our faith, let us go forward, having confidence that He will supply us with all the strength that is needed for every duty. Eternal life is presented to us. Let us do all in our power to gain it.

–Manuscript 18, Feb. 27, 1901, “Canvassing for Christ’s Object Lessons.” (and Upward Look p.72).

 

Contemporary or Christistian ?

hymns of faithThe Power of Music – 

     “The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is my Strength and my Shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped . . . Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him !

O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and Thou hast healed me. O LORD, Thou hast brought up my soul from the grave . . . Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down into the pit . . . .

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness . . . !”
Psalm 28:7-9 & 30:1-4
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Calvary – the Pardon & Victory Assured . . . !

This is His Name     “For if, when we were enemies, we were Reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more now, being therefore Reconciled, we shall be saved (delivered, set free & healed) by His Life !”     Romans 5:10

     The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) would have His people sound (strong) in the faith — not ignorant of the great Salvation so abundantly provided for them. They are not to look forward, thinking that at some future time a great work is to be done for them; for the work is now complete !

For “thus saith the LORD, In an accepted time* have I heard thee, and in a Day of Salvation have I helped thee . . . . That Thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth ! and to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves . . . !”     Isaiah 49:8-9

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The Just shall Live by Faith ?

For I am not ashamed of the gospel (Glad Tidings) of Jesus Christ: for it is the power of GOD unto Salvation to every one that believeth . . . . For therein is the Righteousness of GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just (innocent, righteous, holy) shall live by faith !”     Romans 1:16-17

     Now the same One . . .Who said, “Let there be light, and there was light,” the same One Who on earth spoke “the Word only,” and the sick were healed, the lepers were cleansed, and the dead were raised to Life again — this same One speaks the Righteousness of God unto and upon all that believe ! Continue reading

There is a Fountain !

     “And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), I will praise Thee: though Thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortedst me . . . . Therefore with joy shall ye draw Water out of the Wells of Salvation (deliverance, freedom, rescue, healing and restoration) !”     Isaiah 12:1-6 & ref: John 4:10-14

     “What shall I say?  He hath both spoken unto me, and Himself hath done it . . . it is Finished ! . . . Behold for peace (Shalom) I had great bitterness: but Thou hast in love to my soul delivered me from the pit of corruption: For Thou hast cast all my sins behind Thy back !”     Halleluyah !!!       Isaiah 38:15-18  &  John 19:28-37

How May I be Cleansed ?

     “And it came to pass, when He (Jesus, Yehushua) was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought Him, saying, Lord (Adoni – Sovereign King), if  Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean ?”    
Luke 5:12

     So many long for a Word of assurance, a Word of Hope, that they also may be washed clean, and be made whole again!   So many hundreds, and thousands, millions of souls battling day after day, to see a ray of Light. Struggling against apparently overwhelming forces, both within and without. Hear the Word of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), O soul, bound in darkness and despair !

“And Jesus (Yehushua) put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I Will,
Be thou clean
!  And immediately his leprosy was cleansed !”     Matthew 8:3
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