Our Victory in Christ Jesus Guaranteed !

     “Therefore . . . being now justified* be faith, we have Peace with God (John 14:27) through our Lord Jesus Christ !”   Romans 4:20-25 and 5:1

“What is justification* (innocence, holiness, righteousness) by faith?   It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust (I Corinthians 1:29-31), and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself. When men see their own nothingness, then they are prepared to be clothed with the righteousness of Christ !”
                                                                   – Manuscript Releases volume 20, p.117 Continue reading

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The Mighty Power of God –

peter-john-and-lame-man-1426804-printWhy Not Now ?
BYJ.E.SWIFT

     THERE was a time when the servants of God had power with Him, and prevailed. In the first century, when the disciples of Jesus prayed, the earth trembled (Acts 4 : 31), and the Holy Spirit, like a flaming tongue of fire, rested upon them. Acts 2:3. When they preached a risen Saviour, men’s hard hearts melted, and they inquired, “Men and brethren, what shall we do ?” Acts 2:37.

     There was a time when those who were diseased sought unto the Mighty Healer, instead of sending for the vender of pills and powders; and when a humble fisherman could stand by the side of the lifeless form and say, “Tabitha, arise,” and the dead would live again. Acts 9:40.

     These things were common once; why not now ? Where does the Bible tell us that they must cease to be? —Nowhere.   On the contrary. Jesus tells us that “these signs shall follow them that believe.” He says, “In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up* (loose the hold of) serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.” Mark 16:17-18.

     Again: “He that believeth on Me (the Word of God), the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto My Father . . . !”   John 14:12

     These promises are sure to them that believe. Brethren, the trouble with many of us is that we do not have faith. We ought to be thankful that God in his infinite mercy has bestowed upon us as a people some of the precious gifts of his Spirit; but He is willing to bestow upon us all the gifts of His Spirit just as soon as we place ourselves in a position where He can consistently do so.      Let us search our hearts in the light of His Word and the testimonies of His Spirit, and let us return unto God, and see if He will not return unto us. The work is fast closing up. Soon the night cometh, wherein no man can work. We mean to be whole-hearted sometime; why not now ?

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, Nov. 28, 1882

New Light Yet to Shine ?

 

10 commandments & Jesus     “Here is to be found the secret of the lack of the Spirit and power of God in the revivals of our time !”

“If we would have the Spirit and power of the third angel’s message, we must present the law and the gospel (Glad Tidings) together, for they go hand in hand . . . .

As a power from beneath is stirring up the children of disobedience to make void the law of God, and to trample upon the faith of Christ as our righteousness, a power from above is moving upon the hearts of those who are loyal, to exalt the law . . . . and to lift up Jesus as a complete Saviour !”                    – Gospel Workers 1892, p.103

Now unto Him that is able . . . to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence (that is verily before His throne) of His glory with exceeding joy . . . !”   Jude 1:24 and ref: Hebrews 4:114-16 & Zephaniah3:14-17
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Christ – the End of the Law ?

righteousness 3     “The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is well pleased for His Righteousness’ sake; for He will magnify the law, and make it honourable . . . !”   Isaiah 42:21

And this is the name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS !”   Jeremiah 23:5-6

“And lo a Voice from heaven, saying . . . This is My beloved Son, in Whom I Am well pleased !”   Matthew 3:16-17 Continue reading

The Abrahamic Covenant . . . and Blessing of the gentiles ?

     Simeon'sMomentAnd I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee and thy Seed after thee in their generations for an Everlasting Covenant, to be a God (Elohim – Almighty One) unto thee, and to thy Seed after thee !”        Genesis 17:7

     To all men this Covenant offered pardon, and the assisting grace* (G5485) of God for future obedience through faith in Christ. It also promised them Eternal Life on condition of fidelity to God’s law. Thus the patriarchs received the hope of Salvation !

That the Blessing of Abraham might come on the gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the Promise of the Spirit through faith . . . !”   Galatians 3:14

     “And that the righteousness of the law might be fill full in us, who walk not by after (by) the flesh, but by the Spirit . . . . For it is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts . . . !”     Romans 8:4 & Zechariah 4:6 Continue reading

The GoodFight of Faith !

pilgrims progress 1Are we not more than Conquerors through Him . . . ?

“O LORD my God (Elohim – Mighty One), in Thee do I put my trust. Save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver . . . !”
Psalm 7:1-2     “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on Eternal Life . . . which Life is in His Son ! . . .whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession (confession of faith) before many witnesses . . . . That ye might walk worthy of God, Who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory !”I Timothy 6:12, I John 5:11 & I Thessalonians 2:12 Continue reading

The Faith that Works ?

Bible path to Life     “Blessed be the God (Elohim – Almighty One) and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a Living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac) from the dead . . . Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us ! . . .

     By the washing (baptism) of re-generation,* and renewing of the Holy Spirit; which He shed (poured forth) on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour ! . . .Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto Salvation (deliverance, freedom, health and liberty) ready to be revealed in the last time . . . !”   I Peter 1:3-5 & Titus 3:5-6 Continue reading

Glad Tidings of Romans – part 5

Bible girl reading     “For I am not ashamed of the Glad Tidings of Christ: for it is the power of GOD unto Salvation (deliverance, freedom, rescue, healing) to everyone that believeth . . . !”

Now “there cometh a woman of Samaria (samaritan, gentile) to draw water: and Jesus saith unto her, Give Me to drink ? . . . Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, How is it that Thou, being a Jew (from Judea, the tribe of Judah), askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?   For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans . . .

Jesus (Yehushua) answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the Gift of God, and Who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee Living Water . . . !”     John 4:7-10

“Therefore with joy shall ye draw Water out of the wells of Salvation. And in that day shall ye say . . . !” Isaiah 12:1-4 Continue reading

The Two Covenants –

What was done away at the Cross ?

“For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the Second. And finding fault with them, He saith, Behold, the days come, saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), when I shall make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah . . .”
Hebrews 8:7-8

Witten not with ink, but with the Spirit of the Living God; not in tables of stone, but in the fleshly tables of the heart . . . !”   II Corinthians 3:3 Continue reading

The Narrow Way – youth conference

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; but an evil man out of the evil of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil . . . For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh !

And why call ye Me Lord, Lord (Sovereign King), and yet do not the things which I say ? . . . For many will say unto Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied (spoken under inspiration) in Thy name? and in Thy name cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I confess unto them, I never knew you . . . !”     Luke 6:45-46, Matthew 7:13-23 & ref: John 17:3