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Good News in a Bad News World

Good News in a Bad News World

Good news in a bad world is just that! This is another work done by brother in the Lord Chaim or otherwise known on his G+ channel as the Abalone Kid Be sure to catch the videos that are mixed into this post, as I’m sure that it will be a blessing to you! While you’re at it, after you’re done here, why not jump on to YouTube and subscribe to the AbaloneKid’s YouTube channel! Also, you can visit Chaim’s website and see all that he’s got going on over there!

Though this is a very lengthy study, I would recommend that you take it slow, reading the Word that has been assigned all over the place here, and find it in your Bibles. Though scriptures are provided in the body of this message, you need your eyes on God’s written Word as well. It’s good to do that to insure context, and I’ll bet there’s something that the Lord will show you that will bless you along the way. Chaim answers many questions in this post, and there’s no way that you’ll walk away from this message without being blessed by the Lord! Thanks for checking it out and God bless all of you in Jesus name!


THE “GOOD NEWS” IN A BAD NEWS WORLD

howiepray-good-news-in-a-bad-news-worldI always share Essential Gospel truths with the brethren. Jesus is our sure foundation.We live in perilous times. There are many heresies abroad and error. We must be diligent and well informed. May this share bless you in your ministries in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

THE LIGHT OF JESUS SHINES THROUGH US: WHOSOEVER BELIEVES WILL BE SAVED

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS, SALVATION, AND BECOMING HOLY LIKE UNTO HIM

ESSENTIAL GOSPEL TRUTHS

God bless you in your ministries God has assigned you for His Glory… This study will uplift you in it’s fullness in Jesus Christ.

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

Father, in the Holy name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for a great anointing of the Gospel that your beloved Saint proclaims to the world. That it be blessed to move the lost in ways that you desire as well as pierce the hardened heart of those who will reject it, thereby putting them on notice that you have spoken to them through this ministry, by the Holy Spirit. A TRUMPETS CALL! for the Glory of Jesus and salvation of poor lost souls bound for Hell and the Lake of Fire forever.

I pray that you encourage your beloved who serves you to be bold in your love and never give in to the forces around us that would constrain the continuation of this work in faith and that the Spirit fill us daily for battle with the Gospel of peace that we wear on feet destined to walk in your presence one day.

In Jesus name I pray.

OUR SURE HOPE

The church is an eternal bequest from the Father to the Son, as His Bride. We are a heavenly Bride. Our home is above in the New Jerusalem.

Everyone of us the Father has given Jesus will be taken Home (John 14:1-3) We are known to each other by the FRUITS of the Holy Spirit exhibited in our daily life and ministries in Christ. The greatest of these is His kind of LOVE in all we live and breath.

IF WE LIVE WE LIVE BECAUSE OF HIM AND HIS LIGHT IN US

Jesus loves us.

Revelation 1:

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.

He came to earth born of a virgin, Mary;

Isaiah 7:

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

by the power of God the Holy Spirit, and lived a sinless life as Emmanuel, God, in human flesh and bones with us!

hebrews-21618-good-news-in-a-bad-news-worldMatthew 1:

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.

That life He gave for us,

John 10:

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

and our sins He paid for by His sinless blood,

Romans 5:

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

on a cross of shame.

2 Corinthians 5:21

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

He was buried and rose from the dead the 3rd day.hebrews-1012-cross-good-news-in-a-bad-news-world

1 Corinthians 15:

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

By His finished salvation Jesus delivered those who believe in Him from an eternal judgment on sins.

John 3:

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 5:

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Revelation 20:

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

He is our High Priest above in ministry for us,

Hebrews 4:

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 7:

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 9:

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

And our sins…

1 John 1:

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 2:

1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:b 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

ephesians-52527-good-news-in-a-bad-news-worldHe is returning for His blessed Bride.

John 14:

14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

He can come AT ANY MOMENT.

Titus 2:

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Nothing can stop Him.

Hebrews 1:

13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

Colossians 1:

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

He is God The Son, Lord and Savior of all repentant believing sinners;

Romans 10:

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

We are His sheep, His Family in the faith by the grace of Almighty God.

Ephesians 2:

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

And He promised us He would never leave us nor forsake us;

Hebrews 13:

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

He is IN us now by the Holy Spirit;

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ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise

1 Corinthians 6:

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Ephesians 1:

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise

And that one FINE day He would personally come for us,

Revelation 22:

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

And that He would COMPLETE OUR SALVATION

1 John 3:

3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Philippians 3:

21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

By calling us up from the heavens above the earth to be with Him as His Bride

1 Thessalonians 4:

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

In His Heavenly Kingdom

John 18:

36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

And the golden city He built for us

Revelation 21:

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

The New Jerusalem above, forever!


John 14:

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

… AMEN!

The groom (Christ) has gone away and will return for His Bride BEFORE He JUDGES SINNERS ON THE EARTH. Our Husband has no plans to ravage His Bride to be, nor TEST her! His Gospel believed IS THE TICKET to the Wedding up yonder..

Revelation 3:

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

“JESUS IS LORD” (THE HOLY SPIRIT WITNESS IN US)

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Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Romans 10:

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

And this salvation is unto Eternal life.

John 5:

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (see John 3:16; 6:47; 6:51,58; 1 John 5:13)

A PROMISE GOD KEEPS: WE ARE HIS WITNESS

John 15:

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

God our Father, I ask you to bless your word that goes out, by the Holy Spirit, in each loving heart in Christ who receive it. I pray in Jesus Holy name.

THE GOSPEL PURE AND BIBLE BASED

1 Corinthians 15:

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

ESSENTIAL GOSPEL TRUTHS WE CAN COUNT ON IN MINISTERING TO THE LOST.

There is no sinless Gospel.

WITHOUT ” Christ died for our sins…” Repentance is just an empty word without any attendant convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit that faith from God empowers in the called out believer. Those who profess Christ without conviction of sin will be led to a false belief and not saved.

WHAT IS BIBLE BASED REPENTANCE?

what-is-bible-based-repentance-good-news-in-a-bad-news-worldLuke 5:
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

The full biblical definition of repentance is a change of mind of our lack of belief that GOD IS: that JESUS LIVES AND IS LORD GOD AND SAVIOR WHO SHED HIS SINLESS BLOOD ON THE CROSS, DIED FOR OUR SINS , AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD and WE ARE LOST SINNERS UNDER JUDGMENT; that this divine realization results in a change of mind, action and ambitions, in our life.

This begins NOT as a condition we must satisfy by our doing this or not doing that which we did before we were saved,(sinning!) but IS the result of receiving a saving faith (God gives),

Ephesians 2:

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

to BELIEVE who Jesus is

Acts 2:

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

and what He has done and being convicted of our sinful nature by the Holy Spirit and that we are lost sinners bound for Hell, that our walk in Christ, after we believe, exemplifies, as a change in our behavior…

2 Corinthians 5:

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Galatians 5:

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

James 2:

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Witnessed by our works in faith wrapped in the fruits the Holy Spirit provides through us, (Matt. 3:8; in particular His Love) as proof of repentance.

Galatians 5:

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Romans 6:

1 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?

It is crucially important that we understand repentance is not a work we do to earn salvation. No one can repent and come to God unless God pulls that person to Himself.

John 6:

44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Acts 11:18 indicates that repentance is something God gives—

Acts 11:

18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

It is only possible because of His grace through faith God gives.(Eph. 2:8) All of salvation, including repentance and faith, is a result of God drawing us, opening our eyes, and changing our hearts. God’s long suffering leads us to REPENTANCE,
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Ephesians 2: 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

2 Peter 3:

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

as does His kindness.

Romans 2:

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Turning from sin is not the definition of repentance, but it is one of the results of genuine faith-based repentance, AFTER Salvation vests through the Lord Jesus Christ.

THE HERESY OF “WE” DO

Never fall for a “Gospel” that says we must abandon sin first (a false claim of what repentance is) AND turn our life over to God (a fallacy since we are still in our sins, nor does God want our dead life, but will provide new life, by The Holy Spirit in us, in whom Jesus works through for us, and this eternal life is for His Glory)

SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT OF GOD

Ephesians 2:

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

And what God gives, through Christ, LET NO ONE put asunder by any condition, any sign, any law, anything that denies the perfect work of Jesus and the Eternal salvation He bestows through what He FINISHED for we, His bride to be.

NO WORKS GOSPEL

There is no Gospel preached that mixes in ANYTHING man does, could do, must do but confess belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior according to the Gospel and if it does, is another Gospel (* ie: using “repentance”, one facet of which is a CHANGE OF MIND about our sinful nature, produced by Godly sorrow for sin, accomplished by the Holy Spirit convicting ministry through the Gospel received, and demanding ACTIONS that show such repentance as a CONDITION of salvation is false), or any act we must do, not do, or do perfectly, BUT BELIEVE! is another Gospel; that God condemns.

Galatians 1:

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

We are justified IN CHRIST, not ourselves nor in our progress, after being saved, in being made Holy (Sanctification)

Romans 3:21-26
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

No Gospel’s salvation is proven by man’s keeping of any law, a Sabbath. Being in Christ is our Sabbath rest in this day of grace. It is, IN CHRIST, everyday in faithful work as He (See John 5:17). He finished our redemption, not by us keeping law (Hebrews 4:1,11; Gal.4:1-2; Col.2: 16-17 ); or receiving a Baptism, speaking in tongues, not anything but by Christ alone.

THE DEVIL LOVES “CONDITIONS” AND NOT PURE GRACE THROUGH FAITH!

simplicity-of-the-gospel-good-news-in-a-bad-news-world1 Tim.4:1-2
” Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”

WARNING! (ANY WORK OF MAN (ANY!) ) BEWARE OF ANOTHER GOSPEL WHICH IS NO GOSPEL

ANOTHER GOSPEL

Galatians 1:
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

THE JOURNEY OF SALVATION

WE ARE BLAMELESS, NOT SINLESS: BEING MADE HOLY (SANCTIFICATION) A LIFELONG JOURNEY

Romans 8:34
Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (For our sin as well, daily! as our High Priest)

Repentance is lifelong. It IS becoming Holy unto the Lord also called being sanctified. It is NOT without failures. We will sin, but no longer as our natural habit as a lifestyle, for conviction is in us by The Holy Spirit. And God has provided a means to restore our lost fellowship with Him when we sin (NOT IF! WHEN!). (See 1 John 1:5-10; 2:1)

1 John 1:
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleans us from our sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

WHY DO WE HAVE WE HAVE A HIGH PRIEST 24/7 IN HEAVEN?

jesus-saves-good-news-in-a-bad-news-worldHebrews 4:
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

SIN NATURE IS STILL IN US

1 John 2:
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

We sin. Sin grieves God in us. Fellowship is broken with our Father. We confess sin in Christ. His High Priestly ministry, BY HIS BLOOD, renews our fellowship with God. The broken fellowship also binds the Holy Spirit in us and we are without fillings of Him for faithful service until sin is confessed in prayer to our Father through Jesus.

* I am convinced that many Christians who reject that they sin and do not seek God in prayer to renew fellowship can be and often ARE deceived by demon spirits that they are serving God and here is where heresy and loveless conduct begins in that one who then becomes holier then thou! Many swear they sin NOT! NEVER! They ARE deceived and not IN Christ until they pray for forgiveness. For sin breaks fellowship with God and binds the Holy Spirit in us.

Romans 7:
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Hebrews 12:
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

THE CONCLUSION OF SALVATION AT THE “RAPTURE”

We are now blameless IN CHRIST, not faultless!1-corinthians-1312-good-news-in-a-bad-news-world

1 Corinthians 1:
8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

PERFECTED! (We shall be like Jesus)

At His call we will be perfected.

1 John 3:
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Philippians 3:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

HE NEVER LEAVES US! 24/7 MINISTRY OF JESUS
LIKE JESUS SAID: “IF I DON’T WASH YOU DAILY YOU ARE NOT MINE”

This IS by His blood in the heavenly sanctuary which will KEEP us in Him even if we do not pray for the forgiveness of our sins, for He has finished our redemption and took our judgment of death; yet we need to pray through Him, to our Father, that fellowship is ours daily, in Him, to serve God, in the fullness of the Holy Spirit whose power IN US is bound by sins NOT confessed (daily)!

WE WILL SIN

1 John 2:1
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Repeat: Romans 7:
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

CAUTION!

Believers do NOT live in continuous sin! We will be convicted by the Spirit. We will be unhappy and being out of the faith, in sin, dead to God!

1 John 3: (If we are His we do NOT practice sin (sins not) as our lifestyle)

6 Whosoever abides in him sins not: whosoever sins (continuous) has not seen him, neither known him.

1 John 3:
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin (live in sin); for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Verse 9 ABOVE says that those who have been “born of God” will not continue to live sinfully. But we do sin.

1 John 1:
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

WE ARE CONSTANT OVER COMERS!

When we are born again, we have a new (Holy Spirit/ Christ Jesus in us) nature and power to live in it and overcome OUR DEAD SIN NATURE ALSO STILL A PART OF US!, and we cannot continue in sin. Christ ( by the Holy Spirit) transforms our hearts so that we no longer desire it. Yet we must strive, In Him, to live THROUGH HIM.

Colossians 3: (Please see: verses 5-25!)
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

DAILY PRAYER FOR SERVICE IN THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

1 John 5:
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

We are engaged to be married to our Lord. God our Father will see us through to that blessed day. The Holy Spirit baptized and sealed us as the guarantee. Jesus keeps us as our High Priest above, His blood cleans us daily, our sins confessed, our Father forgives in Christ.

We are saved forever and renewed daily as we being “In Christ” renew broken fellowship with our Father through sin, confess sin, and, do NOT practice sinning, for Christ died to deliver us from all sins, and empowers us for life lived in Him for the Glory of God . 1 John 1:6-10; 2:1

1 John 1:

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

ONE BODY IN CHRIST. ONE CHURCH OF THE FAITHFUL. ONE COMMON PURPOSE.

Romans 12:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Colossians 3:

17 And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.

THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL

Is there a message that gives greater glory to God then the Gospel of Jesus Christ? The eternal purpose of salvation is to make us capable of glorifying God forever.

1 Thessalonians 2:4
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

God has ordained that we in our faithful evangelism would be the means by which He would save His own whom the Father has given Him. To be faithful to Him is the purpose in the fulfillment of His sovereign plan, to be an instrument that He can use, to be a vessel unto honor, fit for the Master’s use. To be obedient because that brings, of course, blessings, and eternal rewards as well.

MIRACLE WORKERS REVIVAL – BY HIS BLOOD WE ARE MIRACLE WORKERS!

Hebrews 2:

9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower then the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Hebrews 9:

12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Matthew 26:28

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

(See also 1 Cor.11:25; 2 Cor.3:6)

Hebrews 10:

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

THE GREAT MIRACLE OF LIFE FROM SPIRITUAL DEATH & LIVING DEATH FOREVER

John 20

23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

We do not forgive sins; He does. He paid the penalty of death. He rose. He finished the greatest work: SALVATION of the lost of all times who believe. And how do “we” remit sins? By telling the lost sinner THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD. And this we do through His word.

Romans 10:

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

We are His living witness. Because He lives through us here, we live to live through Him and keep His commands.

2 Corinthians 5:

15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SIN TO SHARE WITH THE BRETHREN & THE LOST

Galatians 3:

22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

The cross then demonstrates the righteousness of God, puts the justice of God on display by showing that He couldn’t pass over sin, He couldn’t pass over sin’s just judgment. The cross then satisfies God. Christ died for God in the sense that the cross declares God’s justice, God’s grace, God’s consistency, and it also confirms God’s Law.

THE JUDGMENT OF GOD ON SIN IS ETERNAL: A LIVING DEATH

What does it mean to “PERISH”?

John 3:

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

It means the body of flesh and bones ceases to exist but the soul and spirit of man which was made to last forever, if one dies in their sins, continues into eternity in some bodily form, in a conscious state referred to as the “second death”, in a place apart from God called “The Lake Of Fire”.

Daniel 12:2
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 25:
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

THE DAY OF JUDGMENT

Every sin ever committed by every person who has ever lived will be paid for…every sin. No sin will go unpunished. Every sin will be paid for. Either the sinner will pay for it, in eternal judgment and never be able to pay for it in full, or it was paid for in full in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But every sin will be paid for. God is so committed to mercy that He forgives. He is so committed to justice that He puts His Son on a cross as the perfect sacrifice that His justice requires.

John 5:

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

( The Great White Throne judgment of Rev.20:11-15).

Revelation 21:8 (Read Verses 11-15)
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

2 Thessalonians 1:

7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Revelation 20:

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

A CALL TO LIFE

Isaiah 55:

6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

THE GREAT COMMISSION

Mark 16:

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Romans 10:

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Acts 1: ( a command for His church)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


A PROMISE GOD KEEPS: WE ARE HIS WITNESS

John 15:

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Mark 16:

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

1 Thessalonians 2:
4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

Romans 1:16
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

ESSENTIAL GOSPEL TRUTHS WE CAN COUNT ON IN MINISTERING TO THE LOST.

There is no sinless Gospel.

Luke 5:
32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

WITHOUT ” Christ died for our sins…” Repentance is just an empty word with out any attendant convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit that faith from God empowers in the called out believer. Many will be led to a false belief. Many will fall away who never were saved.

Romans 3:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Proverbs 20:9
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Romans 6:23
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord..

GOD LOVES THE SINNER

Romans 5:
8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT OF GOD

Ephesians 2:

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.  THE ESSENTIAL GOSPEL !

1 Corinthians 15:

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

HIS WORD IS TRUTH AND LIFE

Romans 10:17
17 So, then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

WE PREACH THE “WHOSOEVER WILL COME” GOSPEL

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

What does it mean to “PERISH”? It means the body of flesh and bones ceases to exist but the soul and spirit of man which was made to last forever, continues into eternity in some bodily form, in a conscious state referred to as the “second death”, in a place apart from God called “The Lake Of Fire” where Satan, his demons, and the false prophet and beast reside. John 5:22, 26-29; Revelation 20:7-15; 21:8. ***************************

Romans 10:
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

J. Vernon McGee is a wonderful Bible teacher who has 5 volumes called:

“Thru The Bible With J. Vernon McGee” (ALL 66 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE!) I have studied with him since the mid 80’s.

WEBSITE: http://www.ttb.org/
YOU CAN ALSO FIND HIS VIDEOS ON MANY SUBJECTS AT:

http://www.youtube.com/user/peaceradio


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Thank you for reading this wonderful sermon by Chaim! I hope that you took the time to watch his video and take heed to the things that he had to share with us. This is I believe the longest sermon or lesson that is currently loaded up on to the site, and I think that it would be very beneficial for you to bookmark this page and get back to it if you don’t have time for all of it in one sitting. Actually, I would think it better to really take your time with the things that Chaim is teaching, searching the scriptures, and coming back to take a few more bites out of this meal.

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2 thoughts on “Good News in a Bad News World

  1. Reviewing your share of “Good News In A Bad News World” focused on essential gospel truths so important in this time of ever growing heresies as well as a drought of pure Bible based study with the Holy Spirit leading the way by our Lord’s word of truth, I stand in awe of your tireless creative contributions that support the text being shared, and in a manner your gift sheds more of His light, adds dimensions of truth bringing additional aid to the viewer most welcomed by me.

    May God richly bless you, beloved brother.

    Chaim, (my Hebrew birth name )

    • Thank you very much Brother!
      I am humbled by your kind words and am happy that you like it! May the work that you put into it bless many to come, as the message stands under fire in the world at large. I added a picture in there called the simplicity of the Gospel. That in itself has been eroding away, causing for large gaps of confusion to take hold on many believers that may be new to the faith, discouraging any forward momentum they may otherwise achieve in the Word of God, because of the complexity that is placed on the whole topic of salvation, and what the Lord’s expectations really are. I believe this post to answer many insecurities that some may be harboring because of the potpouri of different gospels.
      Thank you for your submission Brother and may the Lord bless you and your strong ministry for the Lord!
      Brian

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