1 John 5:14-16

1 John 5:14-16; verse 14-15;1, When you’re seeking God will or according to His will meaning you’re interested in His will not your own will than God will hear your prayer than God will give confidence carry it out since acting on His will John Macarthur wrote ’” John already specified that answered prayer also depends on obedience to God’s commandments and avoidance of sin (3:21Ps. 66:18John 15:71 Pet. 3:7). Since genuine believers know God’s Word (i.e., His will) and practice those things that are pleasing to Him, they never insist on their own will, but supremely seek God’s desires (Matt. 26:39–42).”
 
Verse 16-17 16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not bring death, he should ask, and God will give life to him—to those who commit sin that doesn’t bring death. There is sin that brings death. I am not saying he should pray about that. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that does not bring death. I’ll use the link you sent since I like     Dr John Gil commentary which I enjoyed reading like Matthew Henry, Thomas Aquinas, and John Calvin where they wrote commentary on the Old & New Testament in which many Biblical  scholars  enjoy their works in the past, present and futures below are the link to all his commentaries
 
Verse 16;  If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not bring death, Matthew 18; 15, states,” If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. Gils wrote following,” for fallen believers; for a “brother”; not in a natural or civil sense, but in a spiritual sense, one that is judged to be born again, and belongs to the family and household of God, and is a member of a Gospel church; and so is under the watch, inspection, and care of the saints; and is observed to sin, as the best of men are not without it, nor the commission of it, in thought, word, or deed: and this sin of his is a sin [which is not unto death 
Resulting from Adam and Eve disobedience when they ate the forbidden fruit they died a spiritual death and eventually died physically death where Gil wrote, “every sin, even the least sin, is in its own nature mortal, or deserving of death; the proper wages of sin is death, yea, death eternal. However, those being chosen by God. Will fall asleep and their souls will wake up in heaven, 1 Corinthians 15; 5 Gil wrote, “yet none of the sins of God’s elect are unto death or issue in death; in fact; which is owing not to any different nature there is in their sins, or to their good works which counterbalance them; but to the grace of God, and to the blood and righteousness of Christ, by which they are pardoned and justified, and freed from obligation to punishment, or eternal death.”
However, their times when follow of Christ continue fall into sins even thou know it wrong they continue fall unto same sin again and again for example, the Apostle Paul in Romans 7; 15-18  For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 So now I am no longer the one doing it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that nothing good lives in me that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it. Gil wrote,” that sin he sins is not a governing one in him; though he falls into it, he rises up out of it through divine grace and abides not in it; and he has a sense of it and is sorry for it, after a godly sort, loaths it, and himself for it; is ashamed of it, ingenuously confesses it, and mourns over it, and forsakes it. As scripture declares,’ or though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again. When sees a brother or sisters fall into sin they comfort them and pray for them and encourage them get up again. That is, God shall give the sinning brother life; by which may be meant comfort that which will revive his drooping spirits, and cause him to live cheerfully and comfortably, that so he may not be swallowed up with over much sorrow; or he shall grant a discovery of the pardon of his sin unto him, which will be as life from the dead, and will give him a comfortable hope of eternal life, of his right unto it, and meetness for it:

Verse 16; There is sin that brings death. Reformed Bible Study wrote, Some connect this sin with the unforgivable sin mentioned in Matt. 12:3132Mark 3:28–30Luke 12:8–10. More likely, John is referring to a stubborn refusal to accept the message of the gospel. 

KJV Bible Study wrote,”may refer to blaspheming the Holy Spirit, rejecting Christ as Savior, rejecting the humanity or deity of Jesus, a specific sin such as murder (3:1215), or a life of habitual sin. Whatever it is, the sin seems to be a flagrant violation of the sanctity of the Christian community 
 
 Gils wrote,”here is a sin unto death;which is not only deserving of death, as every other sin is, but which certainly and inevitably issues in death in all that commit it, without exception; and that is the sin against the Holy Ghost, which is neither forgiven in this world nor in that to come, and therefore must be unto death; it is a sinning wilfully, not in a practical, but doctrinal way, after a man has received the knowledge of the truth; it is a wilful denial of the truth of the Gospel, particularly that peace, pardon, righteousness, eternal life, and salvation, are by Jesus Christ, contrary to the light of his mind, and this joined with malice and obstinacy; so that there is no more or other sacrifice for such a sin; there is nothing but a fearful looking for of wrath and fury to fall on such opposers of the way of life; and as the presumptuous sinners under Moses’s law died without mercy, so must these despiteful ones under the Gospel; see ( Matthew 12:31  Matthew 12:32 ) ( Hebrews 10:26-29 ) . Some think there is an allusion to one of the kinds of excommunication among the Jews, called “shammatha”, the etymology of which, according to some Jewish writers, is (htym Mv) , “there is death

 
 To me one evident when you sin against the Holy Spirit you deny Jesus is Lord and his atoning on the cross. The Apostle Paul wrote,”Therefore I inform you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
 However, someone commits a murder, and was found guilty, and was sentence to die and became a committed follower of Christ, and repented, confess and believe that Jesus took their sins. Than their sins will no longer remember in heaven. They eventually  were executed due to the crime they committed before they accept the Lord the government was within right carryout this sentence As scripture declares,”  Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.” Romans 13;1 
Advertisements

Hebrew 11;3

 

 Hebrew 11;3

 

 By faith, we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.

 

 Through faith, we understand that the world and all the things which are seen were made of nothing by the word of God. New Matthew Bible

 

 Through faith, we understand that the universe was created by the word of God; everything we now see was fashioned from that which is invisible. The Voice

 

There isn’t any human being that witness God displaying   power when He  created the heavens and the earth found in 

(Ge 1:3 – 24  He created it in six days and on the seven day He rested from its labours He created it by commanding it into  existence. Reformed Bible Study wrote, “Although no human witnessed the creation, we know from Scripture that God brought the world into being through His Word (Ps. 33:6, 9). We discern that “what is seen ” is not ultimate, self-existent reality.? The NIV culture Background Bible Study   the universe was formed at God’s command. God spoke existence into being (Ge 1:3 – 24; Ps 33:6; Pr 3:19 – 20). 

 

The Hebrew word is Bara is verb meaning to shape, fashion, creates Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary define bārāʾ is used 5 times in Gen 1 (1:1, 21, 27[3 times]; cf. 2:3–4; 5:1–2; 6:7) for the great creative act of God “in the beginning.” While the expression “out of nothing” does not appear here (but cf. Heb 11:3),  it is fair to say that it occurs exclusively with God as the subject or the implied agent of creation. Creating is only something that God does. 

Essential Bible Dictionary states,” Bible teaches clearly that the universe, including all matter (” the heavens and the earth “), had a beginning and came into existence out of nothing through the will of the eternal God (Gen. 1–2; Heb. 11:3)”

 

 John Gill’s Exposition Commentary wrote,” The celestial world, with its inhabitants, the angels; the starry and ethereal worlds, with all that is in them, the sun, moon, stars, and fowls of the air; the terrestrial world, with all upon it, men, beasts, and the watery world, the sea, and all that is therein.”

 

John Calvin wrote, ” for it shows not only that the beauty which the world displays is maintained by the invigorating power of the By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath (Spirit) of his mouth,” (Ps. 33:6 ), The beauty in nature the endless resources such as food, clothing, and shelter, the magnificent power in the distant solar system and distant  galaxies in their splendor and energy shinning brightness in the night often a guidance for the lost. The sun that gives warm and light to mankind during the day. The wind while invisible to the naked eye is both has a gentle breeze and produces terrifying storm. The  visible and invisible matter within the universe and all creation is a testament  to God befitting to a king and his glory and splendour. As Calvin states ” Creation exhibit so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its  but so to manifest his perfections in the whole structure of the universe, and daily place himself in our view, that we cannot open our eyes without being compelled to behold him. Wherever you turn your eyes, there is no portion of the world; however, minute, which does not exhibit at least some sparks of beauty in creation. In short, it took intelligent being who extremely powerful the cosmos in six days. 

 An example found in Mark 4:35–41 Jesus calm the storm instantly  displaying his power The disciples said Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey Him!”  

 

 Holdman Commentary wrote, “These verses present two illustrations of the use of faith. First, faith enabled the heroes of the Old Testament to receive a good standing with God. God gave his approval to the faith of these saints.

Second, believing that God created the world involves a leap of faith. Faith points to an unseen power {God} who made the world we see. The universe involves more than the physical world. It includes the ages that God had planned, beginning with the act of creation and extending to the consummation of all things in Christ. By faith, we know that all we see around us and all that takes place on earth came from one we cannot see. In short, Faith understands that the invisible God created the vast universe. Calvin states ” Creation exhibit so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its Author.”

 Grapham A. Coles wrote ” When I face the door to my apartment I cannot see the hinges that enable the door to work. But, experience tells me that they are there. I have to pass through the door before and have actually seen two large hinges.  

 

While human being is  very creative in manufacturing goods and innovative inventions, but they unable self creates.  Its only God that has the capability and the power to created a complex system quickly and efficiently.  For example, a computer is unable creates another computer. However, a tree and produces can turn out it own kind,  as scripture declares. Then, God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.”

 Calvin wrote  The, forests, water, and fields are able to self procreate.

 

 

Often during my rebellious year mother would often in the backyard isn’t creation wonderful. To be honest because my hatred toward God and His follower I did not see his splendour of His creation I only saw misery in the world and the ugliness in it even thou it was plain to see

 John Calvin wrote, “In vain for us; therefore, does Creation exhibited so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its Author. Though they beam upon us from every quarter, they are altogether insufficient of themselves to lead us into the right path. Some sparks, undoubtedly, they do throw out; but these are quenched before they can give forth a brighter effulgence. Wherefore, the apostle, in the very place where he says that the worlds are images of invisible things, adds that it is by faith we understand that they were framed by the word of God (Hebrew 11; 3); thereby intimating that the invisible Godhead is indeed represented by such displays, but that we have no eyes to perceive it until they are enlightened through faith by internal revelation from God.

 Further more he wrote,” But though we are deficient in natural powers which might enable us to rise to a pure and clear knowledge of God, still, as the dullness which prevents us is within, there is no room for excuse. We cannot plead ignorance, without being at the same time convicted by our own consciences both of sloth and ingratitude. It was, indeed, a strange defence for man to pretend that he has no ears to hear the truth, while dumb creatures have voices loud enough to declare it; to allege that he is unable to see that which creatures without eyes demonstrate, to excuse himself on the ground of weakness of mind, while all creatures without reason are able to teach.”

As scripture declares, Romans1;20-21 For His invisible attributes that are, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. 21 For though they had known God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, 

Another you see that creation that it groaning and deteriorating before our eyes.  Roman 8; 22  For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth

Hebrews 1:10-12 And, “You, Lord, In The beginning laid the fountain of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands; they will perish they will “

Just look at creation itself is it evolving or is it deteriorating?

  Creation is slowly declining before eyes. Prove that creation is dilapidating not improving. I am not expert, four laws of thermodynamics nor do I understand terminology fully. However, the scripture and The Second Law Thermodynamics  proves that creation is deteriorating The Free Dictionary define Second Law a law stating that mechanical work can be derived from a body only when that body interacts with another at a lower temperature; any spontaneous process results in an increase of entropy, ”  it defines “; law of thermodynamics – (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system. Based on Word Net  Christian answer network wrote a piece on second law Thermodynamics penned these words.  ” The second Law Thermodynamics describe basic principles familiarly in everyday life. It is partially a universal law of decay; the ultimate cause of why everything ultimately falls apart and disintegrates over time. Material things are not eternal. Everything appears to change eventually, and chaos increases. Nothing stays as fresh as the day one buys it; clothing becomes faded, threadbare, and ultimately returns to dust.  2 Everything ages and wears out. Even death is a manifestation of this law. The effects of the 2nd Law are all around, touching everything in the universe.” Physicist Lord Kelvin stated it technically as follows: “There is no natural process the only result of which is to cool a heat reservoir and do external work.” In more understandable terms, this law observes the fact that the useable energy in the universe is becoming less and less. Ultimately, there would be no available energy left. Stemming from this fact, we find that the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder. All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves.” Biology  About.com  penned these words,” The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that when energy is transferred, there will be less energy available at the end of the transfer process than at the beginning. Resulting from entropy, which is the measure of disorder in a closed system, all of the available energy will not be useful to the organism. Entropy increases as energy is transferred.” In short, creation does not improve  as evolutionist theorizes  but it decays.

 In short that, there is a natural tendency of any isolated system to degenerate into a more disordered state. 

Scripture states, you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust; dust you shall return.” The Book of Common Prayer uses this phase,  “earth to earth,

 

In Hebrew, 11 known as faith chapter or known as the Hero of faith it starts with creation where God creates the universe by God’s command, even thou they did not witness God creating the universe they saw His handy work on full display just like us. For example in Genesis, 22:17 Abraham saw a lot stars in the sky.  He also saw creation decaying as well resulting from Adam and Eve sin for example in chapter Abraham was ready to ofter his only son as sin offering and believed Issac 

God would have raise him from the dead, The Angel Lord stopped him and provide him with Ram, And Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide, meaning will see to it so one day He would provide His own Son! Moriah is where Jerusalem and later the temple was built. And it was at Jerusalem that the Savior would die.

 Ask yourself this question have you seen God or ever witness Jesus death on cross while there is historical Jesus who died on the cross, Where the prove that he took our sins and His Father wrath. Yet, many can testify one they repent, confess, and believe that Jesus is Lord. Why sin burden lift from us and lives our transformed

Hebrew 1; 1-2 In Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. 2 For our ancestors won God’s approval by it. Or  Hebrew 11:13 These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.

 Scripture declares there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.

 

 

Hebrew 12:1  Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 

NIV Study Bible Note wrote, “They are not spectators but inspiring examples. The Greek word translated “witnesses ” is the origin of the English word “martyr ” and means “testifiers, witnesses.” They bear testimony to the power of faith and to God’s faithfulness. Run with perseverance.

 

 

Faith is like the wind; you cannot see it but you see the effects of the wind. John 3;8

http://biblehub.com/hebrew/1254.htm 

https://www.wattpad.com/17099648-faith-is-like-the-wind 

 

https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/hebrews-11-3.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Holy Spirit In  Creation  

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now, the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 

Genesis 1; 1- 2 

  

 

 

 The Holy Spirit is the third person of triune God, the Father the Son, and Holy Spirit they’re distinct and they’ve differently in personalities and responsibilities, yet, they’re one. Calvin Institutes states, Father, Son, and Spirit, are one God, and yet that the Son is not the Father, nor the Spirit the Son, but that each has his peculiar subsistence. (Books 1 chapter 13 section 5)  The Holy Spirit is God “Prove both that he is God, and that he has a separate subsistence from the Father (Book 1 (chapter 12 section 2)    The Hebrew word Elohim means God one many names of God. The El suggest power or strength. Eloh is Hebrew for God, mi is a plural foam Elohim also means  in Hebrew several gods; however, here it uses in a singular foam. Hence, the three in one God and it used in singular foam 2,600 times throughout the Old Testament. As Calvin decares, “While he proclaims his unity, he distinctly sets it before us as existing in three persons.”  Book 1 chapter 13 section 2 

The Holy Spirit was seriously involved creation in and played a vital role in it as RA Torry states, ” Here are many who think of the work of the Holy Spirit as limited to man. But, God reveals to us in His Word that the Holy Spirit’s work has a far wider scope than this.” The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit; Chapter 6 The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe section. His role is threefold. First, physical matter in the cosmos, second maintains the universe, lastly forming chaotic and undeveloped cosmos into structure order.

 

First; In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and it was without foam or void, He spoke and physical matter and it came into existence and it was created not easier Hebrew meaning frame or foam. All matter was created by God and was able produce it own kind and continue to produce. The Hebrew bara means to created, suggested God created nothing into something. The cosmos has a beginning and isn’t eternal; hence, the important of the word created (bara} in the Genesis account. While humans being are  very creative in manufacturing goods and innovative inventions, but they unable self creates.  Its only God that has the capability and the power to created a complex system quickly and efficiently.  For example, a computer is unable creates another computer. However, a tree and produces can turn out it own kind,  as scripture declares. Then, God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” 11And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. Genesis 1; 11- 12. Another scripture states, While the earth remains,  Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer, and winter, And day, and night  Shall not cease.” Genesis 8; 21b – 22 The Holy Spirit was activated in creation; for example, between Genesis 1; 3-25 And God said was written  fifteen times, And God said eight times, And God called three times, And God made three times. Between verses 21 – 27  And God created was said, once made and three times. While there’s many theories that try to disprove creation story. Nonetheless  God doesn’t try to prove that He exists it our responsibilities disprove it. The genesis account gives God account in how create all things and assumes He assumes  that mankind would take this fact for granted as it stated the Bible Ps. 14; 1 The fools say there’s no God. All ancient religious books, religious systems, and modern philosophies begin, with no God. It’s the Genesis account  record that God created all matter, and the Holy Spirit was part creation. Since the Holy Spirit  was part of creation, the evident is in the creation it self is very cut-and-dried. As Calvin says, ” for it shows not only that the beauty which the world displays is maintained by the invigorating power of the Spirit, Calvin institutes) Book 1 chapter 13 section 13) “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath (Spirit) of his mouth,” (Ps. 33:6), The beauty in nature the endless resources such as food, clothing, and shelter, the magnificent power in the distant solar system and distant  galaxies in their splendor and energy shinning brightness in the night often a guidance for the lost. The sun that gives warm and light to mankind during the day. The wind while invisible to the naked eye is both has a gentle breeze and produces terrifying storm. The  visible and invisible matter within the universe and all creation is a testament  to God befitting to a king and his glory and splendour. As Calvin states ” Creation exhibit so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its Author.” Calvin Institutes  Book 1 chapter 5 section 14) further declares ” but so to manifest his perfections in the whole structure of the universe, and daily place himself in our view, that we cannot open our eyes without being compelled to behold him. Wherever you turn your eyes, there is no portion of the world; however, minute, which does not exhibit at least some sparks of beauty in creation. (Book 1 chapter 5 section 1). Matthew Henry states from Isaiah 40; 12 -13 “1. He has a vast reach. View the celestial globe, and you are astonished at the extent of it; but the great God metes the heavens with a span; to him they are but a hand-breadth, so large-handed is he. View the terraqueous globe, and he has the command of that too. All the waters in the world he can measure in the hollow of his hand, where we can hold but a little water; and the dry land he easily manages, for he comprehends the dust of the earth in a measure, or with his three fingers; it is no more to him than a pupil, or that which we take up between our thumb and two fingers.” II. His wisdom is unsearchable, and what no creature can give either information or direction to, v. 13, 14. As none can do what God has done and does, so none can assist him in the doing of it or suggest any thing to him which he thought not of. When the Lord by his Spirit had made the world (Job 26:13) there was none that directed his Spirit, or gave him any advice, either what to do or how to do it? Nor does he need any counselor to direct him in the government of the world,” Matthew Henry Commentaries on Isaiah 40; 12-13 point 1 – 2 The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit created the heavens the earth in It grandeur and elegance for us to enjoy by God so we can esteem, praise, worship and enjoy Him forever.  

 

Secondly,  One the roles the Holy Spirit play in creation is  that he breathes into all substance and germinates life preserves it and maintains and controlsall creation. Scripture says,  By the word of the LORD. The heavens were made,  And by the breath of His mouth all their host. [Psalms 33; 6 NSB] Another verse states  “By His breath. The heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent. Job 26; 13 NASB Yet another verse in the Bible states, God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided. 22; “While the earth remains,  Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer, and winter, And day, and night  Shall not cease.” Genesis 8; 21b – 22 NASB) Calvin declares, “After learning that there is a Creator, it must forthwith infer that he is also a Governor and Preserver, and that, not by producing a kind of general motion in the machine of the globe as well as in each of its parts, but by a special providence sustaining, cherishing, superintending, all the things which he has made, to the very minutest, even to a sparrow. Calvin institutes Book 1 Chapter 16 Section 1.  The, forests, water, and fields are able to self procreate. As Lewis S. Johnson declares,” and so, the Spirit of God is ready to energize this mass and give it all the qualities that it has (such as gravity; for example) in part of his work of giving life to that which God has brought into existence. The Spirit of God is the force of life. (Creation of the World” by S. Lewis Johnson). Calvin also states 1. It were cold and lifeless to represent God as a momentary Creator, which completed his work once for all, and then left it. Here, especially, we must dissent from the profane and maintain that the presence of the divine power is conspicuous, not less in the perpetual condition of the world then in its first creation. Calvin Institutes Book Chapter 16 section 1 Without  the Holy Spirit all matter would turn to dust as declare by the Bible, You take away their spirit, they expire and return to their dust.   (Psalms 104 29b NASB)  However, does not mean the Universe is God as R A Torry attests ” This does not mean for a moment that the universe is God, but it does mean that the universe is maintained in its being by the immanence of God in it. This is the great and solemn truth that lies at the foundation of the awful and debasing perversions of Pantheism in its countless forms”  The person and  the Work of the Holly Spirit Chapter 6 The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe Section 2. Breathe, Spirit or Wind, the Hebrew word is Ruach, it occurs 378 in Authorization Version   translates as “Spirit or spirit” 232 times, “wind” 92 times, “breath” 27 times. The Holman Bible Dictionary defines, “Ruach refers more to the psychological idea of breath by relating it to one’s own will or purpose. This is in keeping with its primary meaning of spirit, which either refers to the inner force of a person or the essential nature of God.”  Calvin Institutes declare, ” the Scriptures ascribe to him, and which the pious actually feel him discharging,—his being diffused over all space, sustaining, invigorating, and quickening all things, both in heaven and on the earth. The mere fact of his not being circumscribed by any limits raises him above the rank of creatures, while his transfusing vigor into all things, breathing into them being, life, and motion, is plainly divine.”  John Calvin Institutes Book 1 Chapter 13 Sections 14  Ruach describes the more intensified aspects of breath. It refers to God providing human life in the same manner as neshamah (Genesis 6:17). By breathing out speech, He created the heavens (Psalms 33:6). His breath also sustains life (Job 12:10; Psalms 104:29). By His breath He even rearearestores life (Ezekiel 37:5-10). Repeatedly in Ezekiel 37:5-10 the term ruach occurs in word plays on its meanings as breaths wind, and spirit. It is used to affirm the possibility of giving life to the dry bones.” The Holy Spirit continues gives life and growth to all vegetations, plants bearing seeds, trees bearing fruit with seeds in them. Producing teem of water so that all agricultural can grow. He governs the expansion in the sky producing heat and lights during the day so agricultural in the environment can grow. As  scripture states Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food  (Genesis 2; 9 b NASB)  Further declares, By the river on its bank, on one side, and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail.  (Ezekiel 47 12 b NASB)   The moon glow at night and the stars twinkle giving light at nighttime. And God saw that everything created was very good and the Spirit keep it palm of his hand as scripture declares.  “To Him who made the great lights, For His loving kindness is everlasting: The sun to rule   by day, For His loving kindness is everlasting,  The moon and stars to rule] by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting “. (Psalm 136  7- 9 N AS B)  further states “see Thy heavens, a work of Thy fingers, Moon and stars that Thou didst establish.  (Psalms  8; 3) YLT) Elsewhere it says “35 Thus says the LORD, Which gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night” (Jeremiah 31; 35 a)  Calvin states ” for it shows not only that   the beauties which the world displays are maintained by the invigorating power of the Spirit (Calvin Institutes book 1 Chapter 13 section 14) While there’s no mention of the Holy Spirit in the creation account. Nonetheless, there isn’t  reference to the triune God throughout the Bible, and God is not  mention  in Easter as well; however, the Holy Spirit finger is involved creation and has the same attribute The Father  and the Son, Institute Christian Living declares, ” In short, all the peculiar attributes of the Godhead are ascribed to him in the same way as to the Son. He searches for the deep things of Gods and has no counselor among the creatures.” Calvin Institutes book 1 chapter 13 Sections 14  Grapham A. Coles quote, ” When I face the door to my apartment I cannot see the hinges that enable the door to work. But, experience tells me that they are there. I have to pass through the door before and have actually seen two large hinges.  But, I cannot see the Holy Spirit. Revelation tells me of the Spirit’s role in creation and its preservation or continuance. But, I can’t see the Spirit workings. I can’t pass through that and, looking back, see the hinges of divine connection. So there is a certain epistemic modesty that should attend our speculations about the causal joint between the Sprit’s workings, and nature owns.”  He Who Gives Life Graham A Cole page 113   

   

Lastly, While creation had a beginning, God always existed. Since the Holy Spirit is God He no beginning nor end. Before God creates the heavens and the earth, it was  without foam, and chaos When the heavens and the earth were created there was ordering and foam. While there’s many theories in how the creation was foam and created and being discusses among scientific, nonetheless only triune God and possibly angels witness the true creation account and its record in Genesis account as scripture says, ”  Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you have understood. Job 38; 4  or Believer Bible Commentaries states; ” Instead He ranges through the universe to give glimpses of His majesty, glory, wisdom, and power. He is saying, in effect, “Before you take it on yourself to criticize My ways, you should ask for yourself if you could manage the creation as well as I do.” This, of course, can only show Job how powerless, ignorant, insignificant, inadequate, incompetent, and finite” Believer Commentary on Job 38; 1 further states in commentary, ” Some might proudly say that, thanks to modern science, we know the answers to many questions that God asks. In response to that, Baron Alexander Humbold acknowledged that what Job could not answer, the men of science cannot answer yet. It is overwhelming to them; because although men of science are very clever about secondary causes, they are always stopped by primary causes. They never can arrive at the great cause, and they do not want the great cause.”  Believer Bible Commentaries 

 

While I do not fully understand the creation account nor understand the role the Holy Spirit plays in creation and has many questions concerning matter, but, I believe in Genesis account than all the theories the  Evolutionist present. While I am not scientific nor qualify to give a proper defense; however, I do faith in God. The  creationist and Evolutionist have one thing common they need faith to believe in their teaching as scripture says, ” By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.” Hebrews 11; 3  Calvin states, “yet faith has a method of its own in assigning the whole praise of creation to God. Calvin Institutes Book 1 chapter 16 section 1

I have more faith in God’s Word than the Evolutionist theories any day of the week.

 

A Hymn that was sung at my mother funeral How Great Thou Art; written by Swedish poet Carl Boberg, 1859 – 1,940  and translated into by Stuart K. Hine, 1,899 – 1,989 fits with God’s creation.

 

 

How Great Thou Art

 

O Lord my God,

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all

The world Thy Hand hath made,

I see the stars,

I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy pow’r throughout

The universe displayed;

Stanza 2:

When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

I hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

 

The Holy Spirit In 

Creation 

Genesis 1; 1- 2 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

In the beginning God

Romans 11

 
 
Concerning Romans ; 11:16, 11:26 and 11:32  to understand these verses you heed to read entire chapter 11 which some verses are very difficult to apprehend. The best biblical scholar has a different point of view that offend to create disputes which offend lead into heat debate ,for example. I remember two elders in which I had deep  respected for had a heated discussion concerning 11:11  both of these men are in heaven
 
All Israel will be saved  sound like all Jewish will people will be saved. Scripture declares all have sinned meaning both the Jews and Gentiles under Adam and Eve curse. In 11:26, 27a The Liberator meaning Christ will come from Zion; He will turn away godlessness from Jacob. And this will be My covenant with them when I take away their sins.  Quoted from Is. 59:20  and Jer. 31:31–34 meaning remnant of Jews would be saved and that believed in the atoning work of Christ . For example, Paul was an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. Or Apostle Peter uttered these words, “Repent,” Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Three thousand  Jews were saved and later 5,000 were saved Acts 4; 4. 
However, in Acts 1:8 Jesus declared,” you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Meaning the Jew and would be part of the salvation plan. In Psalm 19; 4, Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world. Part reason the church grew because the followers of Christ were persecuted by Jewish leader and they scattered throughout the land of Judea and Samaria preached the gospel they accepted Jesus Lord and Savour. Saul continued to persecuted them, and declared the gospel Gentiles, and accepted the atoning works of Christ  , and when Paul known as Saul encountered Jesus on Damascus Road. Accepted Jesus as Lord and Savour, and mandate to preached the gospel to among the Gentiles.
 When they accepted Christ atoning work and their sins were wipe away and now had been grafted found Romans 11:17  according to  Abrahamic Covenant Genesis 17:4  and Romans 4; 10-11. As scriptures declares, “for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
 11:32  Sin has imprison all of mankind, and God allows both the Gentiles and Jews live in rebellion short period to demonstrate His grace For example Jesus declared to Simon “A creditor had two debtors. One owed 500 denarii, and the other 50. 42 Since they could not pay it back, he graciously forgave them both. So, which of them will love him more?” Furthermore Jesus stated, Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But, the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”  Then, He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.    Since Christ died on the cross for mankind sins and those who believe in His atoning works they no longer will be bound by sin anymore.
 Calvin wrote.” That there is nothing in any man why he should be preferred to others, apart from the mere favour of God; and that God in the dispensation of his grace, is under no restraint that he should not grant it to whom he pleases.
 There is an emphasis in the word mercy; for it intimates that God is bound to none, and that he therefore saves all freely, for they are all equally lost. But, extremely gross is their folly who hence conclude that all shall be saved; for Paul simply means that both Jews and Gentiles do not otherwise obtain salvation than through the mercy of God, and thus he leaves to none any reason for complaint. It is indeed true that this mercy is without any difference offered to all, but every one must seek it by faith. In short both the Jews and Gentiles without hope if  Christ did not atone mankind sins
  In Acts 15 some Judaizers declared to the Gentiles they needed to be circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be saved!” Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy known as the Jerusalem Council. Where the Apostle Peter and said “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.  And God, who knows the heart, testified to them by giving the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us  He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith


Summary

•   Paul was a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin who encounter Jesus Damascus Road many Jew were follow of Christ and were part the elect 
• well other rejected the gospel rejected the gospel opening the door to the Gentiles
• On day day Pentecost 3,000 Jews accepted as lord and Savour  In Acts 4;4 5,000 more him as Savour Peter preaching  Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, 
• This  same message was preached
• Since Paul was the apostle to the  Gentiles and many jews the atoning work of Christ as commanded in Acts 1;8 My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
• When some of Gentiles accepted Christ atoning work they were grafted in is now part of God.s family is now part Abrahamic Covenant meaning My {God} covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations 
• Finally from the seed of Abraham came the Messiah, the moral laws and ceremonial laws enacted by Moss, all Old Testament was written by Jewish scribes, the Old Testament prophets were Jewish, all the apostle were Jews and accept for Gospel of Luke all the New Testament were written by the Jews.
• The letter was address to the Romans Christian who were Gentiles     

Faith And Good Conscience

Faith And Good Conscience

1 Timothy 1;19

 

Faith is defined as putting your trust in an individual Merriam Webster defines as; belief and trust in and loyalty to God or  belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion. They also define as; firm beliefs in something for which there is no proo

fclinging to the faith that her missing son would one day return or complete trust. Something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially: a system of religious beliefs. The Greek word is pistis means “belief, trust, confidence, or pistis can also refer to Christian doctrine or collection of beliefs (Jas 2:17; Phil 1:27; 1 Tim. 1:13; Tit 2:2; Jude 3). In short, you put Faith And Good Conscienceyour trust that Jesus is Lord and purchased mankind sins and replace with His Righteousness  

 

 https://www.studylight.org/commentary/1-timothy/1-19.html 

https://bereanbreadcrumbs.com/2018/06/12/1-timothy-119-20/ 

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110218015526AAlwqTo 

http://wernerbiblecommentary.org/?q=node/511 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faith 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conscience 

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/conscience 

http://biblehub.com/greek/4893.htm

https://www.gotquestions.org/conscience.html 

 

Essential Bible Dictionary defines conscience; A sense of what is morally right or wrong. The OT alludes to the conscience when; for example, it says that David’s “heart smote him” (1 Sam. 24:5 KJV; the NIV renders, “David was conscience-stricken”). As a result of accepting the gospel, people receive a purified, or perfected, conscience (Heb. 9:14; 10:22). Paul described the universal existence of conscience as the internal moral witness found in all human beings (Rom. 2:14–16) and stressed that Christians should have a clear and good conscience (2 Cor. 1:12; 1 Tim. 1:5, 19; 3:9).

Good conscience is defined as: having good motives, displaying motives that will not result in a guilty conscience. Biblical term is defined as, its presence known by inducing mental anguish and feelings of guilt when we violate the values we recognize and apply. Or consciousness of life was of a relationship between God and a covenant community. the classical Greek term “suneivdhsi”  the soul as distinguishing between what is morally good and bad, prompting to do the former and shun the latter, commending one, condemning  the conscience.  

 However, it has been perverted by the Fall. There is a term  that reformer use was called total depravity meaning that as a result of the fall of man (Genesis 3:6) every part of man mind, will, emotions and flesh have been corrupted by sin. In other words, sin affects all areas of our being including who we are and what we do. It penetrates to the very core of our being so that everything is tainted by sin and “…all our righteous acts are like filthy rags” before a holy God Isaiah 64:6. It acknowledges that the Bible teaches that we sin because we are sinners by nature. Since conscience is effected by sin than what means to have a good conscience found in 1 Timothy 1; 19

?

In 1 Timothy 1:15 its states, “This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners “—and I am the worst of them.” The phase This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: means This expression calls attention to an important point.  It is found only in the pastoral letters 3:1; 4:9; 2 Tim. 2:11; Titus 3:8 Christ came into the world to save sinner, and purged mankind consciences by the death of Jesus Christ on Calvary cross, and if you believe in His atoning work  Heb 9:14 See also Ps 51:10; Heb 9:9; Heb 10:2,22; 1Pe 3:21

 

For example the Apostle Paul known as Saul was breathing threats against follower of Christ  intending in destroying the church in it infant staged. While on Damascus Road he encounter Jesus Christ A man named Ananias,  baptized Paul,  and wash away your sins by calling on His name.’ By acknowledging his sins before Christ, and Christ forgave him. Mandate Saul to I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them   to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that by faith in Christ they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’ He understood that Christ  came into the world to save sinners

   He able to discern from right and wrong and guild us through stormy water. John MacArthur wrote,” A good conscience serves as the rudder that steers the believer through the rocks and reefs of sin and error.”

The Apostle Paul went from Hebrew of Hebrew, a proud man a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man to a chief of sinner and follower of Christ. He recognized the gap that existed between his sinful heart and the holy God. 

Holman Commentary wrote.” He recognized the gap which existed between his sinful heart and the holy God.When we see ourselves as weak and frail, in need of Christ, then we will want to stay close to the Lord and his teachings.”

 

 In 1:5 the Apostle Paul wrote.” Now the goal of our instruction is loved that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. He was preparing Timothy for battle and warning Timothy his protege  about false teachers who wore sheep clothing even thou they were wolves ready devour their prey. He gave the same warning to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20:29 and 20:30. ” I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. And men will rise up from your own number with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.”

 

 Hymenaeus and Alexander were among them who perverted the gospel. They ignored their good consciences and the truth, and as a result, suffered shipwreck of the Christian faith (the true doctrine of the gospel), which implies severe spiritual catastrophe. Their heresy spreading ‘like gangrene’ and was a distortion the scriptures. Denying the reality of believers’ bodily resurrection found in 2 Timothy 2:18. They  taught that believers’ spiritual identification with Christ’s death and resurrection.   

Paul had no choice but to  excommunicated and discipline them. So they would recognize their errors and repent of theirs sins (2 Tim. 2:25, 26; Titus 3:10). So that, they would might abandon their evil ways (1 Cor. 5:1–5). 

For example, Jesus declared in Matthew18;15-17 these words,” 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he won’t listen, take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every fact may be established. 17 If he pays no attention to them, tell the church. But, if he doesn’t pay attention even to the church, let him be like an unbeliever and a tax collector to you. John MacArthur wrote, 18:17 tell it to the church. If he still refuses to repent, step 3 requires that the matter be reported to the whole assembly (v. 17)—so that all may lovingly pursue the sinning brother’s reconciliation. But failing that, step 4 means that the offender must be excommunicated, regarded by the church as “a heathen and a tax collector” (see note on 5:46). The idea is not merely to punish the offender, or to shun him completely, but to remove him as a detrimental influence from the fellowship of the church, and henceforth to regard him as an evangelistic prospect rather than as a brother. Ultimately, the sin for which he is excommunicated is a hard-hearted impenitence. 

Reformed Bible Study wrote, “let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Such individuals are to be cut off from fellowship and suspended from full social relations with other Christians. Paul applies this discipline in 1 Cor. 5 and 1 Tim. 1:20. For example, a parent would discipline his child because they love them. Often, the parent would grieve and would be deeply hurt. So the church saddened when you excommunicated, a brother or sister from the church. Unless you’re preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Meaning manifesting themselves fully in the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and atoning work on the cross 

As scripture declares, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved.”

Furthermore scripture declares,” For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. 

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/total-depravity.html 

https://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/nas/suneidesis.html 

https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/conscience/ 

https://bibleresources.org/conscience/ 

https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=conscience&qs_version=KJV 

http://access-jesus.com/good-conscience-html/

 

https://www.christunlimited.com/answers/aconscin.html 

Bring The Sheep Or The Harvest

Bring The Sheep Or The Harvest

Matthew 9:35-38 

We established that Jesus is the true Bring The Sheep Or The HarvestShepherd who is concerned for His sheep  found in  Eze 34:11 – 16  and John 10  and purchased our sins via the cross. Once believe that He atones our sins He will take our sins and replace

One trait that true followers of Christ should have a compassion for the lost sheep who is without  shepherd and without hope. Compassion means a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.  

The Greek splanchnizomai means “to have compassion for someone, show compassion.”  Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary wrote, “This verb carries the idea of being moved in the inner parts of the body. The ancients thought of the inward parts of the body (i.e., the entrails) as being the seat of emotions. In English, we usually refer to the “heart,” but we also talk of a person having “visceral ” feelings; note how true compassion can affect us in the pit of our stomachs. 

 Splanchnizomai occurs only in the Synoptic Gospels and describes the compassion Jesus had for those he saw in difficulty. Jesus is filled with compassion for those who are without a shepherd Mt 9:36; Mk 6:34

It one thing to have compassion, however, to have zeal without knowledge would have devastating effect on declaring the gospel Or even self righteousness in Jesus day and today who come across as thou they  are bettor you. The people outside the church see people inside the church as bunch hypocrite who breaks their own rules. In many ways, they are absolutely right make that claim, We all sinner !!!

The only person can make that claim and committed no sin is Jesus Himself. As scripture declares Jesus became human and chose to live alongside us. He did not come into the world condemn it. He forgave a woman who committed adultery. Where ask her where are the accuser have they condemned you? She said No one, Lord. “Neither do I condemn you, said Jesus. ” Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”

    John Calvin wrote, “They are dumb dogs, Isaiah 56:10, and yet are not ashamed to make a vehement sound about their hierarchy. But, we must listen to the voice of Christ who declares that where there are no labourers there are no shepherds, and that those sheep are wandering and scattered which are not collected into the fold of God by the doctrine of the gospel. His being moved with compassion proves him to be the faithful servant of the Father in promoting the salvation of his people, for whose sake he had clothed himself with our flesh.” His teaching gave mankind hope not a burden. As Jesus declared Himself, For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. This message we need to bring to lost is hope or My brother Peter wrote, “Encouraging word to bring gliding tiding from the king and may you bring healing into this broken world.”

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

One greatest burden as missionary either abroad or locality or person who serve God with all hearts, minds and souls especially are burden due great need within the community those reject the gospel or those you do not reach with the gospel. 

Late Chris Kyle the American Sniper was responsible 169 while his brothers while combat, said My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But, I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.

 Or Oscar Schindler who rescues 1,200 Jewish being from butcher the Nazi regime After they were out harm way he utter these words,” I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just… I could have got more. If I’d made more money… I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d just… I didn’t do enough! This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people. This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person.  I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t! And I… I didn’t! Both of these men put their heart and soul believing they were serving greater purpose, yet it was not enough

 

 

  The parable of the lost sheep, coin and prodigal son found in   Luke 15; 1-32 where Jesus heart concerning the lost where seek them and find them rescuing them sinful life. However, due physical and emotional demand that  put people who are called upon by God to serve Him. If listen to all the needy voices you soon be citing the Greek alphabets and mumbling under your breathe, and likely walk away from ministry. There is a word those who called by God is the word is NO! For sake their calling the ministry and the gospel Perhaps  Aesop’s Fables known as greedy dog,

 “One day, there was a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth and he was crossing a bridge. When he looked down the river, he found there was also a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth. He looked at the dog and thought.

“His piece of meat seems bigger than mine.” He got so jealous of the dog. Oh, yes. I will make the dog surprised and when he drops the meat, I will get it.” Then the greedy dog growled to the dog in the river. Woof! Woof!” As soon as he opened his mouth, the meat in his mouth fell into the river with a splash.

One thousand two hundred Oh, no!”He saw a very disappointed dog in the reflection of the river. Now he realized that it was his own reflection in the water, not another dog. Things always seem better if others own the same thing. But, you will lose everything if you get greedy. 

 

Six million jews who were slaughtered during the Nazi regime 1,200 were rescue. Today there are 7,000 descendants of the Schindler-Jews living in US and Europe, many in Israel and-growing. In the movie, American Sniper was another soldier, his wife, and children thanked Chris Kyle saving his life, His buddy who were in harm way thank him being background protecting them

At Oscar Schindler grave site 1,200 sones lay at his grave site remembering heroic deeds. 

Chris Kyle grave it written “to great a warrior to us all and brother to those knew him. We wish we had more time to show our appreciation for you.”  In his book, he admitted and acknowledge Jesus as His Lord Savour.

 

Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

Matthew Henry wrote, “The melancholy aspect of the times and the deplorable state of precious souls, should much excite and quicken prayer. When things look discouraging, we should pray more, and then we should complain and fear less. And we should adapt our prayers to the present exigencies of the church; such an understanding we ought to have of the times, as to know, not only what Israel ought to do, but what Israel ought to pray”

Matthew Henry wrote,” All that love Christ and souls, should show it by their earnest prayers to God, especially when the harvest is plenteous, that he would send forth more skillful, faithful, wise, and industrious labourers into his harvest; that he would raise up such as he will own in the conversion of sinners and the edification of saints; would give them a spirit for the work, call them to it, and succeed them in it; that he would give them wisdom to win souls.” 

 

Lastly, as much love examining the scriptures where my heart truly lies, and God calls me to be a prayer warrior. Much of the work is done behind the scene. in missionary report I read following 585 children and adult attended the meeting were the gospel was preached 173 accepted the Lord 412 walked away While they free to walk away. As prayer warrior we need to pray for them. For examine know someone who rejects the gospel and clearly shows no interest hearing the gospel. I told him i’l no longer preach them I told be praying for him he asked please don’t, however, I clear to him will continue pray him. The Good News he did not dissociate himself me. It breaks my heart that rejected gospel. 

  “However, there are loves one people throughout city who died, and still rejected the gospel and Christ atoning work they are in hell because God is a holy righteous God. As much we love them, we want whisk them of into heaven there not. We must be ceased pray for them. For example in the flood account only eight were spared where several hundred human being perishes in unbelief or Judas Iscariot an apostle of Christ died in unbelief. As Jesus declared in (John 17:12) and Matt. 26:24  Except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. But, woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

As scripture declares, “Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” We are not the one wearing the sovereign clothes God is supreme not us we are his servant

 Matthew Henry wrote, ” God is the Lord of the harvest; my Father is the Husbandman, John 15:1. It is the vineyard of the Lord of hosts, Isa. 5:7. It is for him and to him, and to his service and honour, that the harvest is gathered in. Ye are God’s husbandry (1 Cor. 3:9); his threshing, and the corn of his floor, Isa. 21:10. He orders everything concerning the harvest as he pleases; when and where the labourers shall work, and how long; and it is very comfortable to those who wish well to the harvest-work, that God he presides in it that will be sure to order all for the bes

t

There are times we want give up because of great need throughout the city of Hamilton there is old adage, “If we fall of the horse  we need get back on the horse again continue to serve God.” My sister Denise who MS often once said, “it ok to fall as long you get up but not  if do not get up.” 

 

A retired ministry and her daughter was going a local village in the Congo present Jesus video local people. They hit a ditch full mud, and they were covered in mud and had a flat tired. After changing the tire; however, they very time getting out of the ditch, yet they persisted. They finally arrived and presented the video two people accept the Lord. On personal note, I would bring discourage went home, because there a prayer warrior constantly praying for them   

 

 

Anne Walker is the one who pray for me everyday and has my back. The Lord going reward her with a big diamond, not because she not elder, senior pastor, a leader, a community, director, or owner of a company. She a pray warrior and pray for her church and her community everyday it her that inspired me to go throughout city of Hamilton prays for the lost. As Jesus declares,”” I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, 15 as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life (M) for the sheep. 16 But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd, 17 This is why the Father loves Me,  because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again. Do you get force God lay down for mankind and other not of this fold or they not heard his Voice, yet one day they will hear his Voice and be one flock

The Ministry of Reconciliation

The Ministry of Reconciliation

 Corinthians 5:17-21   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,{ union with Christ} he {follower of Christ] is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look new things

As Christian who follow Christ we’ve being redeemed by Jesus blood that purchased our sin while on the cross note the phase in Christ he also she as well meaning it not us who change us its Christ As scripture declares, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  Ezekiel 36:26

 

Reformed Bible study wrote in Christ. Union with Christ summarizes our experience of redemption. Believers are elected (Eph. 1:4, 11), justified (Rom. 8:1), sanctified (1 Cor. 1:2), and glorified (3:18) “in Christ.” Here Paul focuses on the momentous significance of the believer’s union with the Savior. Because Christ is the “last Adam,” the One in whom humanity is recreated (1 Cor. 15:45; Gal. 6:16; Eph. 2:10) and who inaugurates the new age of messianic blessing (Gal. 1:4; cf. Matt. 11:2–6), the believer’s spiritual union with Christ is nothing less than participation in the “new creation.”

 

Nelison Bible Study wrote 5:17 in Christ: Paul is presenting the results of Christ’s death for the believer and the believer’s death with Him (see v. 14). Because believers are united with Jesus both in His death and resurrection, they participate in the new creation. That is, they receive the benefits of being restored by Christ to what God had originally created them to be (Gen. 1:26; 1 Cor. 15:45–49).

 

In Believer Bible Commentary wrote 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, that is, saved, he is a new creation. Before conversion, one might have judged others according to human standards. But, now all that is changed Old methods of judging have passed away; behold, all things have become new. This verse is a favorite with those who have recently been born again, and is often quoted in personal testimonies. Sometimes in being thus quoted; it gives quite a false impression. Listeners are apt to think that when a man is saved, old habits, evil thoughts, and lustful looks are forever done away, and everything becomes literally new in a person’s life. We know that this is not true. The verse does not describe a believer’s practice but rather his position. Notice it says that if anyone is in Christ. The words in Christ are the key to the passage. In Christ, old things have passed away and all things have become new. Unfortunately, “in me” not all this is true as yet! But, as I progress in the Christian life, I desire that my practice may increasingly correspond to my position. One day, when the Lord Jesus returns, the two will be in perfect agreement.

 

 Also note in verse 19 in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us

Reconcile means to Restore a person to friendly relations with oneself or another after an estrangement. The Apostle Paul uses the word four times. The Greek word is katallassó  In found Romans 5:11 (2 Cor 5:18  and (2 Cor 5:19 

The basic meanings of the word reconcile are “to remove enmity between two enemy parties” or “to change thoroughly or a gift note. The Christian needs a union with Christ

In verses 21 is key verse in this passage

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

note in Him or In Christ once more a union with Christ in short we’re wearing His clothes instead our sinful clothes

Reformed Bible wrote, “5:21 An important summary of the gospel message. The verse explains how God imputed our sin to Christ. God as judge assigned the responsibility of our sin to Christ, making it possible for Him to be punished justly for that sin (Is. 53:6; 1 Pet. 2:24). The verse shows that Christ was our substitute, accepting the penalty of sin in our place. See “The Sinlessness of Jesus” at Heb. 4:15.we might become the righteousness of God. Not only did God impute our sin to Christ, He also imputed Christ’s perfect righteousness to us (that is, He counted it as belonging to us). This imputation is the basis for the progressive realization of God’s righteousness in our moral character. Our thoughts and deeds are sanctified in increasing measure until we receive perfect righteousness in heaven.

 Jesus did this for His Follower what is our responsibilities 

In verse 14 -15 it states 14 For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died. 15 And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” 

Ambassadors means An appointed or official messenger or an ambassador with special duties not appointed to a particular country. The Greek word is presbeúō meaning; to act as an established statesman (diplomat) – a trusted, respected ambassador who is authorized to speak as God’s emissary (represent Christ kingdom.  John MacArthur wrote Elder older person who speaks on behalf a king Or follower of Christ representing Him with king of heave with the gospel. Pleading the lost world to be reconciled with God who is their righteous King meaning to repent of theirs sins. As scripture declares,   Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people! James 4;8

As scriptures declare  For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But, how can they call on Him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? ( And how can they hear without a preacher? ( 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those [who announces the gospel of good things Roman 10; 13 -1 2 Corinthians 5:20; Ephesians 6:20 In short we represent Christ and wears His clothes. 

Throughout the city of Hamilton, there is a great need for prayer warrior especially for those who reject the atoning work of Christ  and their reasons may vary, however, without Christ all God sees  their sins. Since God hates sin there is a heaviness put upon them, and they bear that heavy burden sin. As scripture declares, For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer’s heat. Another factor they are spiritually blinded by the evil one himself. They also bear the curse of Adam sin, and they committed sins themselves as well. Bob Dutko stated mankind was hit with double whammy. As scripture declares For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 

In short,  mankind bears Adam curse known as sins and needs to wear Christ clothes and need to have union with Christ or to be in Christ. In short, due mankind sins we need to wear Christ clothes to gain access to God’s kingdom. As scriptures declare, “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household.” Bottom line some are not wearing Christ clothes and need to wear His clothes to enter His Kingdom.

 

http://www.preceptaustin.org/reconciliation-katallage-greek-word-study 

 

http://biblehub.com/greek/4243.htm 

 

–  Ezekiel 12:26 -28

  Ezekiel 12:26 -28

 

In Ezekiel 12 the Lord spoke to Ezekiel five times  12;  1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious house

 

12;17 The word of the Lord came to me: 18 “Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with shaking and anxiety.

 

12; 21 Again the word of the Lord came to me: 22 “Son of man, what is this proverb you people have about the land of Israel, which goes:The days keep passing by, and every vision fails?

 

Ezekiel 12:26 -28 The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel: 27 “Son of man, notice that the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees concerns many years from now; he prophesies about distant times.’ 28 Therefore say to them: This is what the Lord God says: None of My words will be delayed any longer. The message I speak will be fulfilled.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. 

 

The  Ezekiel received his call to prophesy in 593 B.C. (1:2), in Babylon (“the land of the Chaldeans”), during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, which began in 597 B.C.   Ended in 571 b.c. with a message on God’s coming judgment upon Egypt at the hand of the same Babylonian monarch. 

 

The prophet Ezekiel had the thankless job of proclaiming God’s message on the crowded and hostile streets of Babylon. At the same time that Jeremiah was warning the citizens of Jerusalem of the coming destruction of that holy city, Ezekiel was preaching the same message to the exiles in Babylon. Although these exiles were hundreds of miles away from the Promised Land and the temple. Another example of speed of the prophecies is the handwriting on the wall found in Daniel 5:26-28 where the Medes and Persians   took over city the city of Babylon predicted by Jeremiah in Jer. 50:18

 

Prophetically, false prophets deceived the exiles with assurances of a speedy return to Judah (13:3, 16; Jer. 29:1). From 593–585 B.C., Ezekiel warned that their beloved Jerusalem would be destroyed and their exile prolonged, so there was no hope of immediate return. In 585 B.C., an escapee from Jerusalem, who had evaded the Babylonians, reached Ezekiel with the first news that the city had fallen in 586 B.C., about 6 months earlier (33:21).

 

 Reformed Bible Study wrote,”The preeminent criterion for true or false prophecy is the fulfillment of the prophet’s words (Deut. 18:21, 22). His message must not contradict earlier revelation (Deut. 13:1–5). The message of a true prophet often ran against popular sentiment, and the prophets were persecuted because of their unpopular pronouncements (Jer. 20:7–10; 38:1–13; cf. Matt. 23:34, 35).”

 

 John MacArthur wrote10:6 there should be delay no longer. This initiates the last plagues of the Day of the Lord (11:15), indicating that the time the disciples anticipated has come (Matt. 24:3; Acts 1:6). The prayers of the saints will be answered (6:9–11; Matt. 6:10).

 

Reformed Bible Study wrote. 12:27 times far off. The people scoff that the prophecy will not be fulfilled in their lifetimes. In the New Testament, a similar attitude of disbelief does not change the certainty of the return of Christ (2 Pet. 3:3, 4, 10; Rev. 10:6). 

 

As Christian we not business prediction when Jesus coming back as Jesus had declared in Acts 1; 7-8 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Declaring that Jesus died cross and took mankind sins, and once you believe in His atoning works than He will take your sins and replace with His righteousness. That being said we need to be attentive to the sign of the times found in Joel 3:2 and Joel 3:14 The there is enough warning found in the Bible and we need to be attentive to them. As Jesus and the Apostle Paul declared in Matthew 24:43 and 1 Thessalonians 5:2,    

 

  As Christian we need to continue to pray for the lost and  declared the gospel. As scripture declares we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.  For I didn’t think it was a good idea to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  I came to you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a powerful demonstration by the Spirit, so that your faith might not be based on men’s wisdom but on God’s power.