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Repent = Change of Mind

In the over 100 occurrences of some form of the word “repent” it ALWAYS means a change of mind in scripture and it never means to stop sinning. In fact God himself repents more than anyone else, I stopped counting at 12 times so if repent means to stop sinning then God is the worst sinner of all! It’s true that often sorrow, grief and pain occur with a change of mind but that is the consequence or result of changing or repenting not the act of it.

Before you say I’m crazy let’s just use God’s own definition of the words repent, repented, repentance and repenting by looking at the first occurrence of each to see the meaning given them. This is the rule of first mention and is the main meaning or way in which any given word is used in Scripture.

“Repent ”
Exodus 13:17 KJV — “And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:”
👉Israel might have changed their mind and returned to Egypt out of fear.

“Repented”
Genesis 6:6 KJV — “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
👉God changed his mind about making man.

” Repentance”
Hosea 13:14 KJV — “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.”
👉They will not be able to change their mind or ways and escape their fate.

Jeremiah 15:6 KJV — “Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.”
👉This is the only occurrence it does not mean sinning as it is God who is speaking and God cannot sin.

So telling a lost sinner to repent by stopping sinning is kinda pointless. First off, that’s not what the word even means and secondly lost sinners can’t stop sinning. Let’s let God explain through his word why it is impossible for dead sinners to stop being who they are. Let’s just see what God tells us:

Romans 5:12 KJV — “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and👉 death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”👈

Romans 6:23 KJV — “👉For the wages of sin is death👈; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Ephesians 2:1-10 KJV — “And you hath he quickened, 👉who were dead in trespasses and sins; 👈Wherein in time past 👉ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:👈 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 👉Even when we were dead in sins,👈 hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

A lost person is dead in the sins they live in until they change their mind about God and believe that Christ paid the debt they owe God when He went to the cross. It is belief that Christ Jesus’ death to pay for their sins, his burial to remove them and his resurrection for their justification before God that saves them. Believing that He did what they couldn’t do they are instantly, eternally sealed into Christ, baptized spiritually into His death, His burial and His resurrection. Their life, as every other saved person today’s life, is then hid in Christ. They live in Him and therefore they aren’t slaves to their desires of the flesh and sin because they aren’t dead in sin but alive in Christ whom they have believed on.

They are saved by his grace and they live in his grace, it is their strength to overcome sin when He is who they rest in. In his grace, his strength, his faith and not their own. When they walk in Him, in His spirit then they will seek to do his will, and they find that by studying their Bible (KJV) learning what God says to them and they are more than conquerors.

Romans 8:37 KJV — “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

We find that in the books written to for and about us today, Romans through Philemon, given to the Apostle Paul by the glorified risen Christ from heaven; these 13 books are the completion of Scripture and record the final instructions of God to his people ever recorded. In them we find out about the mystery God had been hiding in himself since before the world began, the mystery of what exactly was accomplished by the cross. We also learn about other mysteries God had kept secret like the body of Christ and it’s catching away to the heavenlies with him one day. We learn who we are and what Gods purpose in forming us, Christ’s body, is. Which then let’s us fully understand what God was doing and revealing through all the rest of the Bible with the nation of Israel spoken of since the world began. We fully understand His two fold plan to restore both heaven and Earth back under his government in Christ.

Ephesians 1:10 KJV — “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:”

As we begin to understand more about what Gods doing and who we now are in his Son we are changed from the inside out and that old sin nature starts dieing and our spirit grows as we become rooted and grounded in the truths of sound doctrine, preparing for eternity.

Titus 2:1 KJV — “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:”

That is why we MUST be careful to pay attention to how God uses words like “repent” and not give them man’s meanings. Because telling a lost souls to repent and stop sinning in order to be saved today is useless, it can’t save or keep them saved because they are trusting in what they are doing not what Christ did, and sadly their still just as lost as a golf ball in high weeds. They’re still lost but they are now trusting a false hope and don’t realize it, a false hope that makes it so very hard for them to see the truth of the Gospel of God’s grace after that and truly be saved. Hell is full of those who said they were Christian but never really trusted Christ to save them.

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV — “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

They never believed that Christ died for their sins, his death paid the price for all of them past, present, and future (at that time all our sins today we’re yet future after all); his burial to remove them and his resurrection for their justification before God.

Have you?

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV — “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

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Nope, God Never Said That!

I often hear people say things like “If you know what it takes for you to be happy then just do it. If your a Christian or if your not it doesn’t matter, God wants his people happy. So just go do it! ”

But this could not be more wrong.

God does not say anywhere in his word that he just wants us to be happy in general . Saying just be happy if you mean by going out and embracing the deceptions and wily ways of the world then God does not want that for those who are in Christ. In fact when Paul addresses believers living carnally in their flesh rather than spiritually in Christ his response is “God forbid!”

It is literally the exact opposite of how to be happy as a Christian, saying “oh just go do whatever makes you feel good right now in your flesh even if it’s a sin in God’s eyes,” all that will accomplish is keeping you the same jacked up mess you were when before you first trusted Christ for your salvation.

Instead believers in the body of Christ (Christians) are instructed to study God’s word rightly divided to show themselves approved unto God by being grounded in sound doctrine which roots and stablishes us in who we are in Christ. If a person says they have trusted Christ as their Saviour then they are part of Christ’s body and thus represent Him, don’t suggest they obey the world rather than the one who died for them. Christ’s instructions to all who trust Him are:

When we do that we see see his grace is sufficient and just how true it is we are blessed with all spiritual blessings and thus we know true peace and happiness.

I also would never tell a lost, unsaved soul to just do whatever to be happy either. I would point out that the reason they aren’t happy is they are separated from God by their sinful nature, lost and headed for eternity in hell.

Since all have sinned all will die for that is the result of sin. If a person dies without trusting Christ as their Saviour they go to hell, it’s that simple. So I would share the gospel if God’s glorious grace that gets them saved and sealed eternally in Christ giving them eternal life in him.

I would show them how Christ died on the cross and paid the price for ALL their sins past present and future; was buried to forever remove their sins from them, and rose the third day for their justification before God and when they trust in Christ alone by believing that it is his finished cross work alone they are saved. Saved, sealed and set in Christ for all eternity and then I would begin showing them who they now are in Christ and how to grow in grace and sound doctrine for their edification so that they will know the true peace and happiness ONLY found in Christ which is also how God intends and wants his people to be happy, because today those in the Body of Christ are His only people.

The happiness found when we embrace and glory in ALL that we now ARE in Christ!

In Christ I Am:

I am Redeemed ( Gal. 4:5 )

I am complete in Him (Col. 2:10)

I am a New Creature ( 2 Cor. 5:17 )

I am called to be a Saint ( Rom. 1:7 )

I am accepted in the Beloved (Eph. 1:6)

I am more than a conqueror ( Rom. 8:37 )

I am an Ambassador for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20 )

I am justified freely by His Grace ( Rom. 3:24 )

I am looking for that blessed Hope ( Titus 2:13 )

I am the Temple of the Living God ( 2 Cor. 6:16 )

I have redemption through His blood ( Eph. 1:7 )

I am free from the law of sin and death ( Rom. 8:2 )

I am a son and heir of God through Christ ( Gal. 4:7 )

I know the body is not one member but many (1 Cor. 12:14)

I am not my own, for I am bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:19-20)

I am manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ( 2 Cor. 3:3 )

I am not far but now made nigh by the blood of Christ ( Eph. 2:13 )

I am sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption (Eph. 4:30 )

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me ( Phil. 4:13 )

I am risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God ( Col. 2:12 )

I am to endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ ( 2 Tim. 2:3 )

I am to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery ( Eph. 3:9 )

I am presented holy, unblameable and unreproveable in His sight (Col. 1:22)

I have redemption through His blood, and the forgiveness of sins ( Eph. 1:7 )

I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 1:3)

I am always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus (2 Cor. 4:10)

I am washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus ( 1 Cor. 6:11 )

I am to wait for Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. ( 1 Thes. 1:10 )

I am confident that He which hath begun a good work in me will perform it ( Phil. 1:6)

I am saved by grace through faith and not of works lest any man should boast (Eph. 2:8)

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me ( Gal. 2:20 )

I know this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col. 1:27)

I faint not, though my outward man perish, my Inner Man is renewed day by day ( 2 Cor. 4:16 )

I am a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15)

I am looking for the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)

I know God hath raised us up and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6)

I am persuaded that nothing shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ ( Rom. 8:38-39)

And Ye Are Complete in Him (Col.2:10).

Posted in Rightly Dividing, salvation

My Home

THE STARRY SKY IS MY HOME

I’ve always looked up at the night sky with great wonderment, never really being sure about it.

BUT NOW that I’m saved and I’ve come to the knowledge of the truth from my KJV Bible rightly divided, the night sky has so much more meaning for me!

For there, I KNOW, will be my home for eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ.

You may laugh at me for “rightly dividing,” and you might think I’m crazy for being KJV only, and you could consider me a heretick for following apostle Paul.

But, one thing I can do that you can’t, when I look up at a starry sky, IS REJOICE IN HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD, KNOWING THAT I SHALL BE DELIVERED from the bondage of corruption, through patience and comfort of the scriptures, and am filled with all joy and peace in believing, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith, KNOWING what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought IN Christ!

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The first heaven is where the birds fly.
The second heaven is where the stars are.
The third heaven is where God lives.

The first heaven can be seen by day.
The second heaven seen by night.
The third heaven is seen by faith.

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FAITH “is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Which means FAITH is believing that what God has said in his written word is true. Heb 11:1; Rom 10:17; 2Cor 4:13 KJV.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN
HAVING THIS SAME HOPE OF GOD?

If so …

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#1 – you must FIRST be saved by being IN Christ before you die. And, God places you IN Christ the moment you have TRUSTED in God the Son Jesus Christ as your only means of salvation, AND then without doing, saying, or praying anything, have BELIEVED that Christ died for our sins, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day. See Rom 1:16; Eph 2:8-9; 1Cor 15:1-4; Eph 1:13 KJV.

#2 – And, THEN, as a saved person you need his pure word of truth, the book of the Lord (KJV), so you can rest in the hope of God;

#3 – And, THEN, you must obey and acknowledge God’s commandment in 2Timothy 2:15 KJV, and study, rightly dividing the word of truth;

#4 – you must believe and acknowledge what Paul says in Ephesians 3:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:7; Philippians 3:17-21 KJV;

#5 – you must obey and acknowledge God’s commandment in Romans 16:25-26 and 1 Corinthians 14:37 KJV.

Posted in Grace Life, salvation

Foolish Hearts Darkened

Every single day I see this verse playing out before me and it breaks mine heart. I am often asked why the world is like it is, why so much hurt, pain, suffering and evil abound. I take them to Romans 1 and I point out this verse. Then I back up and go through the passage in full.

Romans 1:18-32 KJV — “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

There’s no arguing with words God wrote almost 2,000 years ago, even for those who are unsaved. For those who are saved and in Christ with me then I show throughout Scripture how this is the attack of Satan, his wiles, then show them passages like Ephesians 6:10-18 to prepare them to stand and fight well armed in Christ.

Ephesians 6:10-18 KJV — “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”

But if they are unsaved well what better opportunity to share the gospel of God’s glorious grace than the moment they realize just why this world is such a jacked up mess and that they can choose to stop fighting for the wrong team and get saved.

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

Romans 5:12 KJV — Wherefore, as👉 by one man sin entered into the world👈, and death by sin; and so👉 death passed upon all men, 👈for that all have sinned:

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

Romans 5:15 KJV — But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV — For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that 👉Christ died for our sins 👈according to the scriptures; And that he 👉was buried, and that he rose again 👈the third day according to the scriptures:

Ephesians 1:13 KJV — 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,

2 Corinthians 1:22 KJV — Who hath also 👉sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.👈

Then I begin helping them see that even though they are still stuck in this hot mess of trouble here in this world, praise God their not part of it anymore.

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV —👉 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.👈

Ephesians 2:6 KJV — “And hath raised us up together, and👉 made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”

Philippians 3:20 KJV — “For 👉our conversation is in heaven; 👈from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:”

I get them grounded and edified and then I show them how to fight the good fight of faith till the day we are caught up or laid in the ground.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV — “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Just because the world’s a mess and sure ain’t gonna get no better don’t mean we gotta just watch it go to hell in a hand basket. We can walk in who we are in Christ using the tools he gives us in himself – his grace and strength and most of all His perfect unchanging ever sure word – to go out and fight. We can fight by being ready always to give an answer for the hope and peace that fills us. We can be Amabassadors and represent Christ well.

1 Timothy 6:12 KJV — “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”

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Looking Forward to the Cross?

No One Was Looking Forward to the Cross

Reading a story backwards would be confusing. The characters would seem to unlearn information as you read from the end to the beginning. The denouement would all but disappear, as the story, read in reverse, unravels instead of coming together.
Read from end to beginning you may think Little Red Riding Hood wanted to be eaten by the wolf, or that Lois Lane always knew that Clark Kent was Superman, but just didn’t like to talk about it.
Just as silly is when people read the Bible from end to beginning, teaching that everyone in the Old Testament was looking forward to the cross.
They think that Abraham believed in Christ when he offered up his Son on the altar, or that those under Moses’ law thought of the future Christ every time they offered an animal sacrifice. But this is reading the Bible backwards reading the end back into the beginning.
Read properly from beginning to end, it becomes clear that God reveals his will progressively, and that no one was looking forward to the cross for salvation, because it was hid in God until it was time to make it known.

Did They See It?

It is not true that everyone in the Old Testament was looking forward to the cross, because no one knew about it. They cannot look forward to what they did not know.
Job asked, “how should man be just with God?”, not kowing anything about the cross of Christ (Job 9:2).
Moses did not even know God’s name (Exo 3:13).
David knew God had forgiven him, but did not know how, pleading for God’s mercy instead of pleading the cross (Psalm 51:1).
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Malachi, and Daniel all prophesied of the coming Messiah, but none of them understood what the prophecy meant when it spoke of the sufferings of Christ.

👉“Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” – 1 Peter 1:10-11

The Missing Cross in Jesus’ Ministry

John the Baptist’s daddy, Zachariah, said Christ had come to deliver the nation “out of the hands of our enemies” and never once mentions the cross (Luke 1:71-74).
When John the Baptist identified Jesus as the Lamb of God, it was after the Lord’s water baptism for the remission of sins, of which Christ had none. What a strange saying if John the Baptist truly meant by his cry, “Here is the man who is going to die!” Instead of good news, that would be terrible news!
Peter took it as bad news when Jesus told him plainly he would die.
The first time Jesus communicates his death it was privately to his disciples in Matthew 16:21. Peter rejects the Lord’s seemingly pessimistic prophecy and tells him he will not die on his watch (Matt 16:22).
Peter was not looking forward to the cross, he was trying to prevent it! If Peter were looking forward to the cross shouldn’t he have rejoiced in the cross like Paull?

👉“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” – Gal 6:14

It is clear that Peter nor any of the twelve disciples understood what Christ meant when he spoke of his death to them in private (Mark 9:32; Luke 18:34).

👉“But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.” – Luke 9:45

Don’t Read the End Back into the Beginning

If we read the Bible from beginning to end, and not backwards, it becomes clear that no one before the cross was looking forward to the cross. We cannot read back into the Old Testament what had not yet been revealed.
God had secretly purposed to provide salvation for all men at all times through the cross, but the mystery of that cross was kept secret since the world begin. This is exactly what we read in Paul’s epistles to whom the mystery preaching of Christ’s cross was revealed.

👉“Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest…” – Romans 16:25

That they truly needed the cross is evident, and now that the mystery of the gospel has been revealed, we can see God preparing for the cross in types and shadows in the Old Testament, but no one then living understood it nor looked forward to it.
The men of faith in the Old Testament were hoping for salvation from God through his mercy, but they could not see the good news of the cross of Christ. It is only after the revelation of the mystery that we now know what had been hid in God since the world began, and look back to see how God could justify sinners.

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This Is The Gospel

This is the Gospel that SAVES today!

It is not found in Acts 2:38 or the red letters, you only find it in Paul’s Epistles because it was a mystery hidden in God since BEFORE the world began.

All through the Old Testament, the four Gospels, and early Acts it was hidden in God not even hinted at in scripture.

Yes, that includes Pentecost in Acts 2 which is not the birth of the Church the Body of Christ but the fullfillment of prophecy for Israel; the church added to was Jewish, the hearers and 3000 added were Jews and won’t actually receive eternal salvation until Jesus second coming to set up the kingdom of heaven on earth. (Acts 2:38 – repent and be baptized, Acts 3:19 – sins blotted out at the times of refreshing: second coming).

The Church the Body of Christ began when the first member got saved, Paul, in Acts 9. This is when the Church of today began when the GLORIFIED RISEN CHRIST shined down from heaven’s glory 👉after👈 Israel blasphemed the Holy Ghost -the unpardonable sin – in Acts 7 and the kingdom program (prophecy known since the world began) was put in time out and saves Paul putting into play the secret hidden in God since BEFORE “Let there be light”.

Paul is the one Christ gave this mystery of what was truly accomplished by His finished work of the cross – His death burial and resurrection not Peter or any of the twelve.

This is the Gospel found in 👉1 Corinthians 15:3-4 👈and the ONLY way to get saved today is to believe that!

👉Believe it plus nothing, it’s a gift. 👈 You don’t deserve it, can never earn it and if you try you reject it. You can’t do what Christ has done.

Accept the free gift of God’s grace by believing that Christ died for all your sins past present and future ( they were all future 2000 years ago at the cross) was buried and rose the third day for your justification and that instant you are saved, and sealed by the Holy Spirit into Christ, and it is finished. That’s Ephesians 1:13 by the way. It’s a done deal, you can’t lose it and you can’t throw it away. You’re saved sealed and set apart from this works into the Body of Christ a brand new creature already seated in Christ in heavenly places!

Not born again!👉 BUT NEW CREATURE,👈 very different, born again is earthly as Israel is earthly and at Christ’s second coming they will as a nation be born again but we will have already been caught up taken to heaven with Christ as His body.

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV — “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Galatians 6:15 KJV — “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”

Just believe in His death burial and resurrection and you are saved forever that’s the simplicity of Paul’s My Gospel and it’s what the Glorified Risen Christ says we are to believe today.

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Crucified, Buried, Raised With Him

Salvation is a wonderous, glorious gift of God that is so rich, so incredibly more than we realize at first that it is humbling while filling us to overflowing with joy. That the God of heaven Creator of all things loves us so very much He took on flesh, became a man of no reputation, and was obedient unto death on the cross to give me life in Himself, I can only thank Him, praise Him, share Him.

Philippians 2:5-8 KJV — Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

He did that for each of us because we are all a hot mess of sin, we have all broken God’s laws because we are of Adam by birth. Scripture tells us that sin entered the world through Adam abd the consequences of that sin is death. That sin and it’s wage are part of all of us by nature, we are all sinners. It’s not something we have to learn or are taught. Spend 10 minutes with a little child and you’ll see that quick enough. Trust me you don’t gotta teach those little jokers to lie. We’re no different as we grow older either, we are all like toddlers with soiled diapers trying to deny our own stinking filth in God’s eyes. That filth that separates us eternally from God who is holy and can’t be around sin. He hates it and it breaks His heart that we wallow like hogs in slop in it. So He planned a way to fix our sin problem before He even began creating our world or us. See before the world began He already knew we were gonna jack it up in about a half a minute so He planned out the fix before hand . But He knew too Satan would be at the root of our fall and would love to ruin the plan – that’s just how that deceiver works- so God kept His master plan to restore both earth and heaven under Christ a secret until the right moment and then He revealed it to the Apostle Paul and offered complete forgiveness instantly through His glorious grace. He was able to do this because His Son died for our sins, became sin for us even though He, Jesus Christ never once sinned. He was crucified and died and it was my sins and yours that drove the nails in Him, that broke His heart and His body as His blood poured out and covered our sins, He was buried to remove those sins forever from us and rose the third day for our justification before God. All we have to do is believe that, the gospel of our salvation, the gospel of God’s grace.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV — For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

The debt we owe is stamped “paid” because Christ paid it all with His blood. When we believe that and trust that when He says it is finished He means it then we are saved, sealed and set into Him!

Ephesians 1:13 KJV — 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,

Ephesians 4:30 KJV — …whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

That’s it, it’s a done deal and you can never do anything to add to it or try to earn it cause Christ already did it all. You just have to believe and trust that and when you do then God sees you as crucified with Him, buried with Him, and raised with Him.

Romans 6:3-4 KJV — Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 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.

Colossians 2:12 KJV — Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

That’s just the beginning of the riches of His grace and it’s already almost too much to grasp. But that grace that saves us also guides us and it helps us grasp and rejoice in the freedom we have in Him. In the love that surpasses anything we’ve ever know and the peace and joy beyond our natural understanding, the love that blessed us who are in Christ with all Spiritual blessings in heavenly places! We’re just waiting for our bodies to catch up to our spirits😉. Make sure your eternally gripped in His glorious grace!

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The Next Second…

The next second isn’t promised and if anyone today has not put their trust in Christ’s finished work of the Cross alone for their salvation then they are lost as a golf ball in high weeds and they will one day find out just how real hell is. We are all sinners, all! We’ve all broken God’s perfect law and the 👉only👈 way to fix that problem is to 👉place our trust in Jesus Christ’s death to pay for all our sins👈 – past present and future, after all they were all future when Christ died for them. 👉 His burial to remove them👈 as far as the east is from the west for all eternity and👉 His resurrection the third day for our justification.👈 When we place our trust in His death, burial and resurrection alone then that very instant we are saved, sealed and baptized by the Holy Spirit in Christ for all eternity. It truly is finished when we accept the gift so freely offered of His glorious grace.

✝️1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV — For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

✝️Ephesians 1:13 KJV — 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,

That is the gospel of our salvation and the only hope any of us have and knowing that we have trusted solely in Christ finished work (not water baptism, not stopping sinning, not praying a prayer, walking an aisle, signing a card, not any acts or thought or deed can save us because Christ has already done it all, paid it all,and it is finished.