Month: March 2016

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Enmity Abolished

Jesus was a Peacemaker. Literally. He took Jew and Gentile into Himself when He hung upon the cross and made One New Man from the two.

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The purpose of the commandment

It is quite laughable to me that we could think that Paul is referring here to the old testament commandments producing these things in verse five. But so many in the church of Jesus Christ teach exactly that. They take this one verse out of it’s context because they see the word “commandment” and link it back to old testament law.

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The Law is for sinners

In this passage Paul lays out many things against those who are going astray and he uses the words like: charge, commandment, law, lawfully, command. We are normally told that Paul is exhorting us to keep with the old testament commandments but it is the opposite that Paul is teaching to believers. Let’s look into this chapter to see what is going on…

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Has the Law been set aside?

Heb 7:18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, Heb 7:19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope,…

Posted in law and grace Righteousness

Stop trying to be holy

He did not make us righteous so that we would turn around and say, ‘Thanks Lord, I am righteous so now I am going to try really hard to stay righteous’. No! We are made righteous and holy so we can REST from all our self effort.

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He Himself is our peace

We can make the simple choice to believe His word right here at this point. IN the midst of raging emotions and contrary circumstances you can simply stand on His promise stated clearly right here in Ephesians 2 and DECLARE OUT LOUD that I am brought near to God right now despite what my eyes, ears and emotions are telling me.

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Once were far off

God is full of paradoxes, don’t you love Him? The first shall be last and the Last shall be first is one such paradox that He seems to love.

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I believe therefore I speak

That missing ingredient I want to share is faith. And as I say to my wife faith is never divorced from words. If we believe we shall speak! In fact whatever we believe we shall speak of it. That may be good or bad for us.

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Good works ordained

Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

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Take the noose off your neck!

Are you one who has been plagued by despair and hopelessness, by self loathing and wanting to die? Know that you are not alone. No one understands what you are going through do they? That’s not true.

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Ages to come

In the last post on this topic I looked at the change of ownership that has happened inside of the believer so that we are turned right way up no longer serving the lusts of the flesh. I looked at …

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A new spiritual identity

Rejoice for He is risen and you are risen in Him. Together you are seated in Victory having had your heart turned away from the flesh and now beholding the Lord Who is the Spirit dwelling with your spirit.

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More on swinging

Here is a great letter from a friend of mine in the Netherlands Hi Dennis, I had some thoughts about it. I think you have a problem with your two I’s. The dead one (crucified I) seems so alive and upsets you to the extent of doubting the truth.

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The pendulum swing

Written September 2015 then see update below 9th March 2016 I dont know about other people ;but this diagram describes me in my flesh life. (Click diagram to enlarge) One would hope that the swings out to the left and the right would get shorter and shorter in time and strength. That we would live in Him

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Closing the Door by Daniel Yordy

20. Closing the Door Summary of message. I, Daniel Yordy, put off the old man daily. I close the door to sin every moment. I put to death every deed of my body. I make no provision for the flesh. I do not yield my members to sin. I put on the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Inclusion

Jesus does indeed save all people but there is the small matter of time that dictates in what order people will come in to the Kingdom of God. The Father of all spirits is intent on saving everyone, but His …

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Jesus will not force you

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkzBZPlZZrw] This little preach goes with the previous blog post