Prayer Walking

Seek the welfare of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf, for when it has prosperity, you will prosper.”

Jeremiah 29:7

Al Santino wrote Prayer walking is slowing down and stopping… We are listening for God’s voice to tell us, “You need to make an observation here.”

When turning 65, I had the idea to take the bus through the city. One thing learns there are lonely people without hope Jesus declare these words. When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He 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.”

John Calvin wrote My intention was only to furnish a kind of rudiments, by which those who feel some interest in religion might be trained to true godliness. And I toiled at the task chiefly for the sake of my countrymen, the French, multitudes of whom I perceived to be hungering and thirsting after Christ, while very few seemed to have been duly imbued with even a slender knowledge of him. That this was the object which I had in view is apparent from work itself, which is written in a simple and elementary form adapted for instruction.

Al Santino wrote Prayer walking is slowing down and stopping… We are listening for God’s voice to tell us, “You need to make an observation here.”

The question, who is your neighbour, how should you treat your neighbour.? Why should you pray for them? Scripture states fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility, consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his interests but also for the interests of others. Make your attitude that of Christ Jesus, Philippians 2:2-5

Someone once stated when you encounter an individual; whether they are a beggar, a person of the streets or addict, or your next doors living in quiet neighbourhood, and ifencounter them briefly, or over long period time. You need to treat them with dignity and respect that is your neighbour is a person meet every day whether it is your neighbour, the homeless the beggar on street or drug addict. They are created in God-image, and bear the scars of sins.

The bottom line, all humanity has sinned, and we have fallen short of God’s glory. That why pray for them because they have souls

If we do not love our them and with all our heart, and our soul and our mind. How could we say we love them?

The question, who is your neighbour? How should you treat your neighbour.? scripture states fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility, consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his interests but also for the interests of others. Make your attitude that of Christ Jesus, Philippians 2:2-5

Someone once stated when you encounter an individual; whether they are beggar a person of the streets or junkies or your next doors in a quiet neighbourhood, you need to treat them with dignity and respect that your neighbour is a person created in God-image.

Dr. Tim Kellor wrote, By depicting a Samaritan helping a Jew, Jesus could not have found a more forceful way to say that anyone at all in need – regardless of race, politics, class, and religion – is your neighbour. Not everyone is your brother or sister in faith, but everyone is your neighbour, and you must love your neighbour.”

The bottom line I fall short. Of this, and I do not love my neighbour with all my heart, soul and my mind and it work in the process!!!

You need three elements, to reach the lost, one someone, to preaches, someone to prayer, and most importantly, you need Holy Spirit to move through Christians and non-Christians.

In Timothy 2:1 it states, First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,

The lost needs Jesus as a believer, whether rich or poor, As follower of Christ we need to pray for them through intercession prayer

I believe Joan Cushine penned-these words, and The Christian is freed from the bondage of sin; the penalty of sin; the guilt of sin; the dominion of sin; the power of sin. And finally, we are freed from the fear of death and hell—such things we are freed from. But there are two sides to such questions as this. There are some things that we are rid of. First, we are freed to all that is in the Bible. Here is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of divine grace. It is the bank of heaven—we may draw from it as much as we please. Next, we are freed to the throne of grace. We have a right to go to God’s throne at all times. We have a right to enter into the heavenly city. Only those who believe in Christ atoning work could make this claim.

That why we pray for the lost would be part of God’s family. As C.S Lewis stated, I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.”God gives us the grace to see through His and is helpless instead of his own eyes.

The parable of the good Samaritan is an excellent example of how you treat your neighbours. The moral of fable that its humanity, which is the victims of sin, is incapably rescuing himself; the good Samaritan is Jesus Christ. Jesus said the lawyer, ”go and do likewise.” Dr. Tim Kellar, That man might be half dead, but we were destroyed—dead in our sins (Eph. 2:1). Yet Christ did not leave us to be the living dead. On the cross, he did not merely risk his life or purity to help us; he freely gave it. Today, he speaks life into our death—even when we cannot love him or anyone else. He comes to our brokenness and vulnerability to rescue us by his grace. In this way, Jesus himself is the Good Samaritan.

We must say to ourselves something like this: ‘Well, when Jesus looked down from the cross, he didn’t think “I am giving myself to you because you are so attractive to me.” No, he was in agony, and he looked down at us – denying him, abandoning him, and betraying him – and in the greatest act of love in history, he STAYED. He said, “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing.” He loved us, not because we were lovely to him, but to make us lovely. That is why I am going to love my spouse.’ Speak to your heart like that, and then fulfill the promises you made on your wedding day.”

The gospel of justifying faith means that while Christians are, in themselves, still sinful and sinning, yet in Christ, in God’s sight, they are accepted and righteous. So we can say that we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope — at the very same time. This creates a radical new dynamic for personal growth. It means that the more you see your flaws and sins, the more precious, electrifying, and unforgettable God’s grace appears to you. But on the other hand, the more aware you are of God’s grace and acceptance in Christ, the more able you are to drop your denials and self-defences and admit the true dimensions and character of your sin.”

Essential of Prayer

The first is found in, Genesis 4:26 A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.

For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:13 –

Got questions stated Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God’s will done on earth. God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.We pray to demonstrate our faith in God, that He will do as He has promised in His Word and bless our lives abundantly more than we could ask or hope for (Ephesians 3:20). Prayer is our primary means of seeing God work in others’ lives. Because it is our means of “plugging into” God’s power,it is our means of defeating Satan and his army that we are powerless to overcome by ourselves.

There are six types of prayers, praise, petition (supplication), intercession thanksgiving and confessions. The most effective way is to uses of the scriptures.

We come to God in prayer for a variety of reasons—to worship Him, to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness, to thank Him for His blessings, to ask for things for ourselves, and/or to pray for the needs of others

Praisef one’s gratitude and respect towards a deity, especially in a song. … There are three Hebrew words in the Bible that are translated as praise. One is “yadah” which means “praise or give thanks or confess is simply means honouring God giving Him adoring through song, and reading His word. For y of voice in thanks, to applaud or clap, to speak well of God or conversation, and celebrate.

Jonathan Edwards wrote,Tis from the little that the saints have seen of God, and know of Him in this world, that they are excited to praise Him in the degree they do here. But here they see but as in a glass darkly; they have only now and then a little glimpse of God’s excellency; but then they shall have the transcendent glory and divine excellency of God set in their immediate and full view. They shall dwell in His immediate glorious presence, and shall see face to face (I Cor. 13:12). Now the saints see the glory of God but by a reflected light, as we in the night see the light of the sun reflected from the moon; but in heaven they shall directly behold the Sun of righteousness, and shall look full upon Him when shining in all His glory.”

They have another sense how great a gift the gift of God’s only-begotten Son is. They have another sense of the greatness and dignity of the Person of Christ, and how great a thing it was for Him to become man, and how great a thing it was for Him to lay down His life, and to endure the shameful and accursed death of the cross.” “… and have another sense what eternity is.

The church of God on earth ought to be employed in the same work with the saints in heaven … we ought now to begin that work which we intend shall be the work of another world …. If our hearts be not in some measure tuned to praise in this world, we shall never do any thing at the work hereafter.”

“If you praise God sincerely in this world, it will be a sign that you are really to be one of those that shall praise Him in heaven.” petition (supplication

Means,Supplication is a request. And if the request is made to God, it becomes a prayer or When we’re humble before God, we acknowledge our sinful condition as well as God’s holiness. Humble people pray with right motives (James 4:1-3). We will pray on behalf of other people (that’s called intercession). We will believe in God’s wisdom and timing because we won’t presume to understand God’s overarching plan.

Supplication arms us with the strength and courage to suffer and wait while we ask for relief. If we’re truly humble, we will ask in faith and continue to believe even when life doesn’t turn out like we had hoped (James 1:5-8

Scriptures declares,“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6

A petition, just as it is in the political arena, is a request to a sovereign to take some action. Any request made of God, is thus a petition. Prayer, on the other hand, is any communication with God

For example the Apostle Paul wrote, Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you. Or Hannah said For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. The Lord Prayer concert a petition,Luke 11:1-4, and Matthew 6:9-13

The most common prayer petition is Philippians 4:6

intercession means, A person who intervenes on behalf of another, especially by prayer or Prayer warrior is a term used by many evangelical and other Christians to refer to anyone who is committed to praying for others.

For example in, First John 2:1 points out, “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” Jesus is the Advocate of the Christian, working on behalf of those who are His children in order to provide forgiveness and access to the Father.

Jesus’ intercession points also to the fact that Jesus is alive and has received authority to be the eternal, perfect high priest. In the Old Testament, high priests were ordained to act on behalf of the people. They had to bring sacrifices for sin on behalf of the Israelites and pray for them too (Hebrews 5:1). But it had to be done over and over again. Priests died, so new priests had to be appointed (Hebrews 7:23). But Jesus only needed to bring the sacrifice one time.

But Jesus only needed to bring the sacrifice one time. Then He was raised from the dead: this underlines the eternal value of the sacrificial death He died (Romans 6:9). And because He is alive, He is able to intercede for us without end. He continues forever (Hebrews 7:24).

Remember He died for. All those who have found forgiveness in Him have the assurance of His interce. What does Jesus pray about you (if you believe in Him)? Need you ever fear losing your salvation? Memorize Hebrews 7:25.

Someone can lose your salvation,my response how could your salivation if it already determine? Ephesians 1:4-5: For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will.

Human example would be Abraham interceding on behalf Lot and family.Genesis 18;16-33 or Judah interceding on Benjamin behalf, Genesis 44: 18 -34 or Easter interceding her people behalf.Esther 7: 3-4, 8; 6

Thanksgiving means a prayer expressing gratitude toward and Jesus Christ grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors. The Greek word is Ευχαριστία meaning thankfulness, giving of thanks to God

As scriptures declares,Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.Remember what He accomplished on the cross

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5,

Chip Ingram wrote,We’re to pray with thanksgiving – not just when we feel like it, but as an act of our will and obedience. Regardless of what’s happening in our lives, we’re to thank God for the good, for the difficult, for the unknown, for the big decision we’re facing, and even for the challenging relationships. Further more he wrote,Now, this isn’t, “Oh, God, I thank You that my wife has cancer.”  Instead it is, “Thank You, God, that You are sovereign, You are all-knowing, You are with me, and You love my wife.”

My wife, Theresa, actually did have cancer and we went through a very difficult time. Yet it was possible for me to say “thank you” in the midst of it because I chose to surrender and acknowledge my faith in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.

On personal note often, when I go through times of trouble waters,I recite this verse,”Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Remember the apostle Paul wrote this letter in jail or dungeons

Confessions Scripture declares,If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.1 John 1:8,10 furthermore it states,If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:8,10

Britannica’s Wrote Confession, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the acknowledgment of sinfulness in public or private, regarded as necessary to obtain divine forgiveness. The need for confession is frequently stressed in the Bible. The mission of the Old Testament prophets was to awaken in the people a sense of sinfulness and an acknowledgment of their guilt, both personal and collective. Before the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (AD 70), the sin offerings on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) were prefaced by a collective expression of sinfulness (Lev. 16:21), and, since the destruction of the Temple, the Day of Atonement has continued in Judaism as a day of prayer, fasting, and confession.

Further more it states,CONFESSION (Lat. confessio, from confiteor, acknowledge, confess), a term meaning in general the admission and acknowledgment that one has done something which otherwise might remain undisclosed, especially the acknowledgment of guilt or wrong-doing, either in public or to somebody specially entitled to such knowledge. The term has a special importance (I) in religion, (2) in law.

The Greek word is confess” is homologeo which basically means “to say the same thing” and then “agree, admit, acknowledge.

There are three elements in accepting the Lord, repent, confess, and believe.

To repent means to change one mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse because of sin. To confess means you agree with God that you wrong,and God declare you are a sinner.

Believer Commentary states, “ In order for us to walk day by day in fellowship with God and with our fellow believers, we must confess our sins: sins of commission, sins of omission, sins of thought, sins of act, secret sins, and public sins. We must drag them out into the open before God, call them by their names, take sides with God against them, and forsake them. To believe means,to believe, or to entrust to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing); i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ):—believe, commit (to trust), put trust in Jesus.

The Voice concluded, “ÒSo if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth that “Ò Jesus is Lord,”Ó then you will be saved! Belief begins in the heart and leads to a life that’s right with God; confession departs from our lips and brings eternal salvation. Faith is not something we do. It is a response to what God has done already on our behalf, the response of a spirit restless in a fragmented world.When a Christian repents and believes the Gospel of Jesus Christ, all of their sins, past, present, and future are immediately forgiven! As scriptures declares,If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame,

For example the late Susan Akins wrote following,. After holding Sharon Tate she pleading with Tex and Susan to spare her, and her eight-month baby, she uttered these words, ” Look bitch, I don’t care about you. I don’t care if you’re going to have a baby or not. You’re going to die, and I don’t feel anything about it.” She felt no guilt in her mind Sharon look like store mannequin. 

In 1974 Jesus knocked her hardened, and she accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord went was her bitter heart, and replace with a soft heart. According to Susan Christ assured her that in the depths of her soul that Old things had passed away, behold all things have become new, II Corinthians 5:17  On death bed her fellow prisoner recited Psalm 23. While on earth she died in prison because she was responsible committing seven murders; however, in heaven the saints uttering a different story welcoming her into heaven and rejoicing along with the other saints

Christopher Columbus wrote I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Present

Charles Spurgeon wroteMy evidence that I am saved does not lie in the fact that I preach, or that I do this or that. All my hope lies in this: that Jesus Christ came to save sinners. I am a sinner, I trust Him, then He came to save me, and I am saved.

Furthermore he My evidence that I am saved does not lie in the fact that I preach, or that I do this or that. All my hope lies in this: that Jesus Christ came to save sinners. I am a sinner, I trust Him, then He came to save me, and I am saved.

In personal testament I wrote God heard my prayer. God also heard another prayer that day my mother and sister Marcia prayer her foolish rebellious are now believer. As scripture says in the same way, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents.

Acknowledging your sins before Christ simply works!!!!

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Instant Salvation

Tex Waston wrote“In the world when something is broken, it is set aside. But in the Kingdom of God, He sets aside the unbroken thing. It is the precious, broken thing that He uses to confound the wise and show the world His glory through vessels of clay. Or H.A Ironside wrote, ”God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God.”

John Newton wrote a hymn called Amazing Grace is well-known in declaring the gospel. One part hymn states, ”Twas grace that taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear. The hour I first believed.

Let examine the hour I first believed, first twas grace taught his heart to fear;How precious did that grace appear.The hour I first believed.

John Newton,he forgot the Saviour whom his mother had so often commended to him in childhood, and while he became, like one of old, a ‘blasphemer and injurious,’however, it was all leading to a day – in the midst of a tremendous storm at sea – when he was brought to say: ‘I stood in need of an Almighty Saviour, and such a one I found described in the New Testament. To say all-around bad guy would be an understatement, often he would use foul language around a Christian, or mock Jesus he took great pleasure in sneering the Christian.,

However, it was all leading to a day – in the midst of a tremendous storm at sea – when he was brought to say: ‘I stood in need of an Almighty Saviour,

After Newton ended his seafaring days he became tide-surveyor in Liverpool, a thriving slave port with a population of 22,000. It was here that Newton first heard the great evangelist, George Whitefield, With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God. At grace site these words written,”JOHN NEWTON. Clerk. Once an infidel and libertine a servant of slaves in Africa was by the rich mercy of our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. He understood that he failed God, yet understood yet also understood instant forgiveness. How precious did that grace appear.The hour I first believed.

For example, the Apostle Paul is known as Saul persecute the church attempted to destroy the church in the infant stage. While on the road to Damascus Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest and requested letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women who belonged to the Way, he might bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem.

Suddenly a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.

Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

“Who are You, Lord?” he said. “I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting,” He replied.  “But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The last voice he expected to hear was Jesus’s voice, remembering he was attempting to destroy the church.

But Jesus stated But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do. Most people would have lower Saul ears and would said how dare destroys my ministry and the people who were serving me. Yet Jesus stated, But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.

In Acts 26:17-18 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 Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified. Saul understood he was forgiven for persecuting the church.

He later wrote,one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief. 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. But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

Another example is a Samaritan woman who had five husbands, and man living with her was not her husband. She stated “I see that You are a prophet. Later on she state.The woman said to Jesus, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ ). “When He comes, He will explain everything. In John 4:26, Jesus stated,  “I am He, “the One speaking to you.”

Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could this be the Messiah?” They left the town and made their way to Him.

Remember she came to draw water, and avoiding the town people on the account of her life style. She understood all her sins we’re forgiven. Later on chapter stated, ” Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.” And they told the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.

Another example is found in Luke 7:37-50, And a woman in the town who was a sinner found out that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house. She brought an alabaster jar of fragrant oil and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil. When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what kind of woman this is who is touching Him—she’s a sinner!”

Turning to the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she, with her tears, has washed My feet and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave Me no kiss, but she hasn’t stopped kissing My feet since I came in. 46 You didn’t anoint My head with olive oil, but she has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47 Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why[n] she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.” Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Luke 7:44-48,50.

Prior Jesus stated these words, Jesus replied to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he said, “say it.” 41 “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?” Simon answered, “I suppose the one he forgave more.” “You have judged correctly,” He told him.

In Romans 5;20 The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more. Furthermore, scriptures declares, All have sinnned, and fall short.

In Mark 5 ; 1-20, In the region of the Gerasenes an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met Him. He lived in the tombs. No one was able to restrain him anymore—even with chains — because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him. And always, night and day, he was crying out among the tombs and in the mountains and cutting himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before Him. And he cried out with a loud voice, “What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don’t torment me!” 9 “What is your name?” He asked him. “My name is Legion,” he answered Him, “because we are many.Jesus casts the demons into the pigs.

They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been demon-possessed by the legion, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind.

As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging Him to be with Him. But He would not let him; instead, He told him, “Go back home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how He has had mercy on you.” So he went out and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and they were all amazed. Remember he had 6 to 8 thousands within him and, they torment him night and day. The next minute he dressed and in his right mind. All he would do declare that Jesus had mercy on him. Remember he was well known in this region.

Another example would be David Berkowitz known as Son of Sam While serving his time in prison the fear and anguished still haunted him, and lived in torment for ten years. Especially at nighttime when he was alone in his cell trying to sleep the demons would would still torment him.

However, David encountered a man named Rick, He told him that Jesus Christ loves him, and he wanted to forgive him, and had a plan and purpose in his life, and God sent me personally to this prison to tell you this.” Berkowitz shook his head, immediately dismissing. “There’s no way Jesus Christ could love me,” Berkowitz said. “I’ve done too much evil.” Rick insisted, “Jesus doesn’t hate you. He loves you”, however, David did accept the New Testament with the Psalms and Proverbs. Until he read Psalms 34;6 where it said, “ This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him from all his troubles.”

In 1987, David Berkowitz known as Son of Sam repented of sins, and became a Christian. According to his personal testimony, his moment of conversion occurred after reading Psalm 34: 6; “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.” He said this prayer; I told Him that I was sick and tired of doing evil. I asked for Jesus to forgive me for all my sins.” In his own words he stated, “ I spent a good while on my knees praying to Him. When I got up it felt as if a very heavy burden an invisible chain that had been around me for so many years was suddenly broken. A peace flooded over him. He did not understand what was happening. But in his heart He just knew that my life, somehow, would be different. He slept li like a baby. Another favourite text is Romans 10:13. It says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Here, it is clear that God has no favourites. He rejects no one, but welcomes all who will call upon Him.

Jesus declares these words,Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. He also declared 17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned.

Scripture declares, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is the man the Lord does not charge with sin and in whose spirit is no deceit!

Furthermore, it, As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses. In short, none would enter heaven gates, all of us would perish

So when the individual repents, confesses theirs sins, and believe that Jesus redeemed them from the curse of sins. The hymns,and the scriptures, comes alive within that person. The burden of sin is lifted from the individual, and the world seems brighter and the future is more brighter.

Tex Waston wrote, When he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into life. the heaviness he felt was gone, and a smile was on his face. The sorrow and restlessness were gone, and it was replaced with endless happiness and it was all for free. He spent all kinds of money on drugs and alcohol and in which brought him no joy. Yet, the free gift from God Jesus brought him endless delight.

The heart of the gospel is found in John 3:14-18 it states, 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in Him will[i] have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.

The Work Of Christ

Offices of prophet, priest, and king all important in OT
OT anticipates a better officeholder for each office
The prophet of Deuteronomy 18:15
The Davidic king of 2 Samuel 7
The substitutionary servant of Isaiah 53
Jesus the Prophet, in “The crowds answered, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.’” (Matthew 21:11) Also John 4;19“‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘I can see that you are a prophet.’”
Where in Deuteronomy 18:15 For Moses said, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people. Lastly in Matthew 13;57‘Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honour.’
A prophet who speak on behalf God need to be 110% accurate in Deuteronomy 18; 20;22 ‘Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honour.’ When a prophet speaks in the Lord’s name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
Jesus had display that He was a prophet foretold Moses, The Heidelberg Catechism calls Him “our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption” (A. 31) RC Sproul As the Prophet, Jesus is the only One who can reveal what God has been purposing in history “since the world began” and who can teach and make manifest the real meaning of the “scriptures of the prophets” (the Old Testament; see Rom. 16:25–26). We can expect to make progress in the Christian life only as we heed His instruction and teaching.
But Christ did both perfectly. Romans 5:19 says, “By the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:10 says, “When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son.” There is no other way to come into the presence of God than through Christ alone.
For example in Luke 4; 18- 19 Jesus uttered “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, To proclaim the favourable year of the Lord. And Jesus said, “While you heard these words just now, they were coming true! Since Jesus proclaims these words either he was a prophet or God Himself, since He declared these concerning Himself. The stakes were higher Him.
John MacArthur in sermon on Blind for the Glory of God spoke these words concerning Jesus healing powers, “People with deformed and diseased organs were given new organs.  People with blind eyes given new eyes.  People who couldn’t hear given new ears.
Healing of Simon mother In Law Luke 4;38- 39.
Healing of Leper Luke 5; 13- 14.
Healing of paralytic Luke 5; 25- 26.
Healing centurion’s slave Luke 7; 10
Rising young man who was dead Luke 7; 14-15.
Forgiving a Immoral woman of her sins. Luke 7; 40- 50
Casting out demons Luke 8; 32.
Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead after being dead for four days. John 11;43-44
Jesus predicted his death and resurrection found in, Mark 8:31, Mark 9:30-32, and, Mark 10:32- 34: note the accuracy in Mark 10: 32 – 34,
Jesus also predicted that second temple would be completely destroyed Found in Matthew 24; 2 Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” In 70 AD 40 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection Tiberius Julius Alexander and the roman soldiers. Even thou Tiberius wanted preserved the temple, however, the Roman solider destroyed the famous Second Temple and burn it to the ground. Accordingly, Historian Josephus claimed that Titus wanted to preserve the temple, but his soldiers were so angry at their resilient opponents that they burned it. The remaining Jews were slaughtered or sold as slaves. Several thing to considered; one it occurred 40 year after Jesus death and resurrection. The Romans magistrate were not exactly friendly to the Christian cultures if any they wanted to exterminate the christian movement The Roman solder likely were not aware Jesus predication, if they knew perhaps would have left the temple intact.
Jesus also predicated many false Christs and false prophets warn His follower not to follow them or listen them.

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945 responsible for exterminating six million Jewish people.
Charles Manson 1934) ordering his family of butchering nine people 1969 serving a life sentence.
Jim Jones (1931–1978 accountable for over 909 follower to commit suicide along with himself order the the killing of man Leo Ryan U.S. Representative from California’s 11th congressional district.
Charles Ryrie “The prophet spoke to men from God; the priest speaks to God for men.”
In Leviticus 21;1, 22;16 Aaron brother Moses was appointed and his sons were appointed by God The High Priest “The prophet spoke to men from God; the priest speaks to God for men.” Scriptures declares Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying: This is the law of the sin-offering: in the place where the burnt-offering is killed shall the sin-offering be killed before the LORD; it is most holy. In Hebrew 5;1“Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. In Leviticus 16;3-5 Aaron is to enter the most holy place in this way: with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4 He is to wear a holy linen tunic, and linen undergarments are to be on his body. He must tie a linen sash around him and wrap his head with a linen turban. These are holy garments; he must bathe his body with water before he wears them. 5 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. Responsible for representing the people before God Represented people especially by offering sacrifices.Two types of offerings – thank offerings and guilt offerings. “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. You are to hold a sacred assembly and practice self-denial; you are to present a fire offering to the Lord.
Where in Leviticus 16;21-22  Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites’ wrongdoings and rebellious acts—all their sins. He is to put them on the goat’s head and send it away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. 22 The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there.
According Encyclopaedia Britannica the chief religious functionary in the Temple of Jerusalem, whose unique privilege was to enter the Holy of Holies (inner sanctum) once a year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to burn incense and sprinkle sacrificial animal blood to expiate his own sins and those of the people of Israel. On this occasion he wore only white linen garments, forgoing the elaborate priestly vestments worn during the year whenever he chose to officiate at services. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life.”Leviticus 17:11

When Jesus is called our High Priest, it is with reference to both of these previous priesthoods. Like Melchizedek, He is ordained as a priest apart from the Law given on Mount Sinai (Hebrews 5:6).as he says also in another place, You are a priest forever,
Like the Levitical priests, Jesus offered a sacrifice to satisfy the Law of God when He offered Himself for our sins (Hebrews 7:26-27). For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and pexalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. Unlike the Levitical priests, who had to continually offer sacrifices, Jesus only had to offer His sacrifice once, gaining eternal redemption for all who come to God through Him (Hebrews 9:12). Jesus entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
Hebrews has several passages depicting Jesus as the High Priest (Hebrews 2:17; 3:1; 4:14-5:10; 6:20; 7:11-8:2; 10:12). of priest was an important one in the Old Testament system and is fulfilled by Jesus.
Jesus as High Priest mediates for us. His sacrifice is what provides cleansing for our sins. Rather than a yearly (or daily) atonement, Jesus’ sacrifice is once-for-all (Hebrews 10:1-18). Jesus, like the high priests of Old Testament times, stands in the gap between us (the people) and God. He made the necessary sacrifice for us (Jesus was without sin so did not need to offer a sacrifice for Himself as did the high priests of the Old Testament). Those who have put their faith in Jesus have been made righteous by Him (2 Corinthians 5:21) and are now able to enter into God’s presence.
John 1:29 “‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’
Romans 8:3, “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man…”
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
Also “sympathize[s] with our weaknesses” (Hebrews 4:15)
Atonement not Jesus’ only work as priest

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“‘He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.’” (Luke 1:32-33)
Since the second Temple was destroyed in 70 AD were all the family tree of the Jewish descendant were kept in great details and they were scattered throughout Europe and Asia, and would have been impossible to trace Judah line never mind David line found in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 especially King Solomon line where the royal line was established, in 1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30, Believer Commentary wrote,” It seems obvious that the Messianic line ended with the Lord Jesus. No one else can ever present a valid legal claim to the throne of David.

However, there is a record found in Luke 3; 23-38 and Matthew 1; 1-16 this was the line of King David Mary and Joseph was in king David line. Mary was found in Luke 3; 23-38 for an example in Luke 3 (v. 23) was the father-in-law of Joseph and the father of Mary.also was descended from David through his son Nathan (v. 31 Solomon brother. Joseph line found in Matthew 1; 1-16 where in Matthew 1:6 it states Solomon mother of Bathsheba. Where royal line was established as promise by King David found in 1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30.
Since God promised King David that his line would reign forever found in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 However, Joseph was not Jesus’ true father since the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary found in Matthew 1:16 and Luke 3:23.
Believer Commentary wrote, In Jeremiah 22:30 God pronounced a curse on this man: Thus says the LORD:” Write this man down as childless, A man who shall not prosper in his days; For none of his descendants shall prosper, Sitting on the throne of David, And ruling anymore in Judah. The nations of Jewish people were capture and were sent into exile where they cease ruling on the throne; however, the family tree continued on until Joseph
“If Jesus had been the real son of Joseph, He could not have redeemed mankind from the of their sin. Since Joseph was also part of Adam curse, and Jesus could not be the true lamb of God that would take away the sins of the world. As scripture declares,” I was sinful when my mother conceived me. For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. Yet, He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David.

The problem was solved by the miracle of the virgin birth: Jesus was the legal heir to the throne through Joseph. He was the real Son of David through Mary. The curse on Jeconiah did not fall on Mary or her children since she did not descend from Jeconiah shall not prosper, “Yet He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David. Since Joseph was in Solomon family tree where royal line was established. Since seed came from Holy Spirit Jesus would not be effect by the sin curse

“They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Blessed is the King of Israel!’” (John 12:13)
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ ‘Yes, it is as you say,’ Jesus replied.” (Matthew 27:11)
One day all will recognize Jesus as king
“Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter.’ He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:15-16)

Jesus True Mission


NIV Bible Notes The beginning of a new emphasis in Jesus’ ministry. Instead of teaching the crowds in parables, he concentrated on preparing the disciples for his coming suffering and death
NKJV Study Bible Here it introduces the Cross and the ultimate rejection of the Messiah. Elders and chief priests and scribes His death and resurrection.
NIV Application This phrase has occurred earlier only in 4:17, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near where it marked the initiation of Jesus’ mission to Israel in Galilee. Here it marks the conclusion of his Galilean mission and the initiation of his journey to Jerusalem and the mission of the cross. The revelation of Jesus’ true identity by his heavenly Father to Peter is now matched by Jesus’ revelation of his true mission to the disciples.

My brother told me every time when Jesus kept felling when He was carrying the cross. He kept getting back up because a mission to accomplished by being obedient to His Father will. His mission was become the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. While this narrative is not told in the Bible, yet that was his mission taking mankind sins and Father wrath to bridge the gap between mankind and His Father.
In Mark 1;38  And He said to them, “Let’s go on to the neighboring villages so that I may preach there too. This is why I have come.” In Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Believe Bible Commentary wrote His great emphasis was on preaching the Word. The healing miracles, while intended to relieve human misery, were also designed to gain attention for the preaching. Joni Eareckson Tada wrote It hit her like a ton bricks that Jesus mission was to proclaim the gospel. According to Joni the real problem was her sin in her live in which it separated her from God, in which eventually would lead her to hell. While sickness, the disable, and the lame was cause and effect of sin. It was not paralysis in which left her in a wheelchair cause and effect it was bitter spirit that indwells her soul, it was sin in her life that separate her from God. That why Jesus came to atone for her sins.

Then all the disciples deserted Him and ran away Matthew 26;56 Judas betray with kiss Peter denied three times Even Peter claim in v. 35 Even if I have to die with You,” Peter told Him, “I will never deny You!” And all the disciples said the same thing. However, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. When Jesus needed them the most they fled like a bunch scaredy-cat. So that the Scriptures could be fufilled

Jesus knows that the Scriptures prophesying salvation through His death must be fulfilled (Luke 22:37  For I tell you, what is written must be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted among the outlaw Believer Bible Commentary If their cowardice was inexcusable, ours is more so. They had not yet been indwelt by the Holy Spirit; we have

He would be silent before his accusers Matt. 27:12-14
NIV Study Note Jesus made no reply. See 26:63; Mk 15:4; Isa 53:7 and notes. amazement of the governor. Probably because he had never seen such behavior before. He had no idea that Jesus was carrying out his Father’s plan for the redemption of the world (see note on Mk 15:4).
While Jesus was king Jews, however His kingdom was not world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders Jesus said to Peter, “Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?” He could called 12 legions of angels to aid Him

He would be oppressed Matt.27:27-31

His faith in God would be mocked Matt. 27:43 , “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” He has put His trust in God; let God rescue Him now—if He wants Him For He said, ‘I am God’s Son.’
Orthodox Study Bible Jesus accepts mockery and endures the weakness of our body in His own to take upon Himself our sufferings. This He accomplishes by uniting His divine nature to our human nature. His humanity is indeed our humanity. Although He has no sin, He was made to be sin for us, that through His flesh He might condemn sin itself (Rom 8:3; 2Co 5:21; Heb 2:9). Two robbers (v. 38): Although one would later repent (Lk 23:39–43), at first both criminals mock Jesus (v. 44).
NKJV Study Bible He was the Son of God and the King of Israel (see John 10:18). He was obediently following God’s plan for Him; His obedience would lead to His exaltation as King over all (Phil. 2:8–11). Compare the religious leaders’ taunts with Ps. 22:8.Because Jesus must pursue his life’s mission to the very end, because there the Son of God will truly save humanity.
Between the mocking and the beating between the Temple guards and the Roman soldiers, plus wearing crowns of thorns around to head and two thieves mocking Him yet did not He uttered these words , “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”

He would be forsaken Matt. 27:46 Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

I can imagine going through the pain and anguish Jesus went through. For example, every time I got extremely ill I was not the most gentle person to be around with, if anything I could be ill-mannered, harsh, and unsympathetic, not the gentle spirit to all men during those times. In the movie Patch Adam played by Robin William spoke these words on the edge of cliff when his girlfriend was murdered by a patient, “ So what now, huh? What do you want from me? So answer me please. Tell me what you’re doing. Okay, let’s look at the logic. You create man. A man suffers enormous amounts of pain. A man dies. Maybe you should have had just a few more brainstorming sessions prior to creation. You rested on the seventh day. Maybe you should’ve spent that day on compassion. Looks You know what? You’re not worth it.” I’ld dare says most people tend to be unpleasant during the extremely difficult times. When I was in the hospital in occupational therapy recovering from an operation in which they removed my second toe due resulting from diabetes. A patient that was next to me names George not his real name had pneumonia, asthma, and an extremely sore back. However, he was allergic to penicillin and Tylenol 3. Every time his back would seize up it would become very painful, and he would start cursing and taking the Lord’s name in vain.
Believer Bible Commentary wrote Behind the poignant question lies an awful reality—the suffering Savior actually was, literally and completely, forsaken by God. The Eternal Son who had always been the object of His Father’s delight was now abandoned. The Perfect Man who unfailingly did the will of God experienced the terrible desolation of being cut off from God.
At about 3:00 p.m., He cried out with a loud voice, saying, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” The answer is found in Psalm 22:3: “ … You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.” Because God is holy, He cannot overlook sin. On the contrary, He must punish it. The Lord Jesus had no sin of His own, but He took the guilt of our sins upon Himself. When God, as Judge, looked down and saw our sins upon the sinless Substitute. He withdrew from the Son of His love. It was this separation that wrung from the heart of Jesus. There was never any doubt as to what God would do! He deliberately unleashed all the fury of His righteous wrath on His own beloved Son.
I know that it was for me. And it was for my sake that the heavens were silent to Him by day and by night.
What Mrs. Browning so beautifully called “Immanuel’s orphaned cry”:Deserted! God could separate from His own essence rather; And Adam’s sins have swept between the righteous Son and Father:
NKJV Study Bible It graphically parallels 2 Cor. 5:21. This was not a cry of defeat, however. Christ was quoting from Ps. 22 and may have been alluding to the great victory that the psalm describes.
Where Jesus love mankind and willingly went to the cross and offer Himself as sacrifice On it and took mankind sins and His Father wrath
so He can bridge a gap between His Father and mankind.

He would be buried in a wealthy man’s tomb Matt. 27:57-64

He would affect people throughout the world Matt. 28:19,20
The rejected stone would become the cornerstone Matt. 21:42,43

Jesus declare, Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. In gospel of Matthew there are twelve such fulfillment formulas, and more than fifty Old Testament quotations.

David BerkBowitz Who is this Saviour? He is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Creator of the universe and the eternal Son of God who came into this world as a Man. As perfect, sinless Man, He suffered and died on the cross for our sins
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Covid 19 How the Christian Community Respond

Covid 19 How the Christian Community Respond
Romans 8; 19-20,23 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. 21 And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the first fruits–we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

23 And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the first fruits–we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, Pastor Russell preached Waiting Patiently in Hope on Romans 8; 18-26. He stated there are struggled that life ahead and we clearly did not see we did see this coming. One God deals with suffering that touches Spirit with hope the hope God is making something new. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
https://www.acommunityofgrace.org/messages/

COVID-19 is a global pandemic a newly identified respiratory virus that can spread easily. It shares several symptoms with influenza, but it’s treated differently. COVID-19 infection may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing cough, fever, difficulty breathing, pneumonia in both lungs.
The vast majority of confirmed cases are considered mild, involving mostly cold-like symptoms to mild pneumonia; however, those who underline health issues such as those with preexisting illnesses and the such as elderly Heart disease, Hypertension (high blood pressure. Such as Lung disease Diabetes and Cancer Or people with weakened immune systems from a medical condition or treatment, such as chemotherapy and Older adults

THE SYMPTOMS
1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.
IDENTIFICATION
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!
11 social distant 6 feet apart to prevent spreading virus
Because of this, invisible enemy business, restaurant, schools, government and Churches are force closed down. Overtime it will have deep an effect on society. It will causes depression, anxieties, drug use, excessive drinking or massive suicide along with physical and emotional abuses.
Young people who have red ants in pants eagerly and wilily go back work providing for theirs family, President Trump stated America not build not built to shut down. In Genesis 2; 15 God place Adam in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it, its in man DNA to work
Federal, Provincial, and local government are force enact laws to protect people from spreading the virus No matter what they do they will criticize by the fault finder I would done this differently as Pastor Russell clearly stated we did not see this coming. They have thankless jobs
Remember it in man DNA to work so they can provide for their families men was not built to self isolate for long period of time to enact laws such as buying garden tools, plant seed, paint and going your going a cottage is prohibited. What all that Covid 19

Grocery, hardware, drugstores still providing essential service so able serve the customer, and protecting themselves and public well providing an essential services.
Home Hardware would asks the customers what they need will get the product customers would pay for products. The staff would wear masks and gloves.
Food Basic would have customers would wait in line six feet apart outside. Once you enter the store, they arrow pointing in direction should go you’re limited to certain products lastly you need to wait line someone directly to cashier Plexiglas are in front of cashier.
Canadian Tire order on line product pick up the items at front door.
All pharmacies only give out 30 day supply of medications instead usual 90 days until further notice
I spoke to sister who operated a farm all restaurant who vegetables no longer purchasing any products on account they are closed

While waiting in line I spoke a gentleman who emigrated from a communist country he told he wait in line waiting for food and clothing all night
Jackson Square is and all malls close down you only able enter one entrance they only allow people who buying Food Nations, and drug stores if need anything from Hamilton Market you need to enter front doors York Boulevard
Did blood works done felt Covid 19 ICU the staff gowns a glass shield over their faces a mask over mouth and nose surgical gloves? To say startle or shock would be understatement since they are dealing with blood, and they fall under the high risks catalogue. Their Job is protected the patient and themselves

While waiting in line I spoke a gentleman who emigrated from a communist country he told he wait in line waiting for food and clothing all night
I spoke to my sister who operated a farm all restaurant who vegetables no longer purchasing any products on account they are closed

The bus service passengers only able to enter the back door many of seats are cord off. The cab driver passenger sits in the back seat.
All surgery are put on hold many doctors offices such as DENTIST, eye doctor and specialize only taking problematic patients
All senior residences are locked in their rooms unable have any visitor.
To say we are under great stress it would be understatement
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The fault finder would asks where is God all this or why would He allow this dreaded to spread throughout the world? To me, a better question would be what role does Christians play. Since we are agent of God? What God saying personally? What lessons learn can from this?
I should start by telling my story and in what the Christian’s community has done to me pebrsonilily and the community. I am candidate with underline health issue if ever caught all of this dreaded disease it would devastate to me personality. Yet despite all l still trust the Lord. My role is to pray stay safe and to encourage others. I’ve Hyper tensions diabetes, and only one kidneys that functioning at 20%
After churches serve a retired nurse name Lois Montgomery asks me about Covid. Let say it not my fine moment in short I was ignorant SOB She trying was gracious I was not. Clearly did not see the dangerous path was on horizon When arrive home received message from brother Stuart stating I was candidate Covet 19 since I’ve Hyper tensions diabetes, and kidney that functioning at 20%. Last time I check Lois does not have Stuart phone# or his email address.
So It was warning from God that something dangerous was on the horizon, Since known to have a hard head along with thick hair. As pastor Russell clearly had stated I did not see this one coming The Federal, Provincial, and local government agents were unaware of the danger that laid ahead even thou they put brave faces playing the blame game wagging finger at each others. Remember it China government that cause this mess likely came from Wuhan lab, or China lab, or the wet market like from bats.
As follower of Christ our hope lies in the unseen not seeing and we wait for it patiently. Earth is not our home we just passing through where true home is heaven
Note But if we hope for what we do not see, For in this hope we were saved. But, hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? Note the word hope especially the phase we wait for it patiently. Three times the word hope appears passages the Greek that words is elpis: meaning confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness. Are hope lies unseen not seeing
While Covid 19 is awful; however, God give permission and allows it to occur . So instead looking at the bad we should be examining the good in which Christian Community is doing. But, if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Note the word hope especially the phase we wait for it patiently

For example, Sonya Curtis a retired schoolteacher call her husband Bob who a resident Queen Garden every night he unable leaves his room she him to remind watch favorite tv program. She also calls elderly and prays for them.
Digging Into scriptures meet every Monday at 8 pm and 9pm Dr Phil Shadd is the teacher and using Zoom to teach on the work of Christ

The Living Rock tends youth who live streets. They have food banks where they can pick up food and in a however they wait in line six feet apart. Every Wednesday between 1pm and 200 pm the staff and volunteers set up Zoom pray for the youth throughout the city.
David Malloy mother is in St Joseph Villie with Alzheimer. His primer is minister needs in his view he view as a calling he recite her favorite Hymns He able recites these hymns and scriptures by memory Unable visit her on the account of Covid 19. According to David they check her temperature several Need someone to talk to miss her mother. I am confidence will see her again. Michelle David sister managed her mother estate ensure she. Enough clothing and her essential need met. They love her she in good hands
Triunity United Reformed Church in St. Catharines Ontario does a hymn sing everyday Saturday night where three female and two males sang all tradition hymns one plays the piano, and one play the violin They do live a stream all the words display a on screen They take request
Pastor Russell and wife Angela her daughter lead worship, and prayer every Wednesday at 7 pm in their home people writes to pray request through chat.
On Sunday, 1,045 am Philpott does a live stream where music plays Jan Mutter speaks to the children about the gospel someone read from scriptures Pastor Russell or Jesse Hill preaches a short message short message. Its played cable 14 on Saturday also You Tube.
Throughout Canada and USA, they do live stream live my Sister Saundra told she had go church play the pianos What told me doing playing piano live stream where her community and elderly in local area and abroad. Live stream live has the potential reaching the world with gospel
On personal note Covid, 19 effect me personally for example, I take the bus throughout and walk through malls pray for the city to many people are without hope because they do not know Christ and unaware he came redeemed mankind curse of sin in which all mankind curse with. As scripture declares all have sinned fall short glory of God

From medical point view I have dry feet in which a nurse cleans dead skin to prevent cracking there’re signs that feet crack in which other medical issue such as ulcer or amputation. While Client still open; however, they do will allow patient couch fever, or bad cold. All dentist’s office is closies so I have not teeth clean over a year in which leave nerve damage in which root canal or nerve damages.

Despite all this God is still sovereign and good If RC Sproul God is not sovereign, then God is not God. If ever a person had room to complain of injustice, it was Jesus. He was the only innocent man ever to be punished by God. If we stagger at the wrath of God, let us stagger at the cross. Here is where our astonishment should be focused. If we have cause for moral outrage, let it be directed at Golgotha.”
Over pass six weeks I have been reviewing taking stock my life since told to stay home limit my interaction this is a time where God would speak in whispering voice taking my walks and working in the backyard enjoy god creation and reflecting in His goodness. Whom am I, I am a prayer warrior, a student of scriptures, a servant of Christ, and forgiven sinner. The Dr John Stott wrote “Who am I? What is myself? The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignity because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling myself what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.”
George Mason said to Jack Baur “You still have got a life, Jack.You want to be a real hero, here’s what you do ? You get back down there any put the pieces together. You find a way to forgive yourself for what happened to your wife. You make things right with your daughter and you go on serving your country. That’d take some real guts.“
While Covid 19 out there we to need branch out take step out cruel world in faith. Remember we are not built self to be isolate. But, to work and serve God and your community and follow the guild line laid out government and most important keep safe

 

Doctrine of Christ: The Person of Christ part one

Doctrine of Christ: The Person of Christ

 

 Who is Christ? ‘What has Christ done?’

Christ’s has two natures he is very God very man they both play  key a role in the  salvation plan. We will deal with the humanity of Christ or the person of Christ. 

As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people Jesus was physically born Luke 2:7, 11 Even more, Jesus went through normal process of embryonic/fetal development. 

To understand Jesus you need to understand Jewish culture He was The Son of David that He  fulfillment of the Davidic covenant meaning Jesus would be royalty, heir to the throne in  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end. J C Ryle wrote To have an occupant of David’s throne requires a human being. Therefore, Messiah had to be a human being. But, to occupy that throne requires that the occupant never dies. And only God qualifies. So the One who ultimately fulfills the Davidic promise has to be a God-man.  

 Jesus is a Jew Son Abraham In Genesis 17; 4-7, 15-17   “As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations. 5 Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. 6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. 7 I will keep My covenant  19 But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring. Matthew was writing to Jews, it was important to identify Jesus in this way. Jesus fulfills the Abrahamic covenant (see Ge 12:2–3; 15:9–21; 17; Zec 9:10 Jesus became Man as a Jew, from the lineage of Abraham, the father of all Jew

Matthew’s opening words (“Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham”) had special importance to a Jewish audience, which traced its ancestry through the covenants God made with Israel. The heading, with Jesus’ names and his ancestry, is packed with meaning.

 Joseph and Mary family tree is in Luke 3; 31 son of Nathan, son of David, In Matthew 1; 6 it states Then David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, Where the is Royal Line established.

 In Matthew 1; 1-17 v 3 Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, V 5 Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, v 6 Then David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, Believer Bile Commentary Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba (she who had been the wife of Uriah). Since women are seldom mentioned in eastern genealogical tables, the inclusion of these women is all the more astonishing in that two of them were harlots (Tamar and Rahab), one had committed adultery (Bathsheba), and two were Gentiles (Rahab and Ruth). Their inclusion in Matthew’s introduction is perhaps a subtle suggestion that the coming of Christ would bring salvation to sinners, grace to Gentiles, and that in Him, barriers of race and sex would be torn down.  Jesus family tree had many warts in them the very wore reason  he put human clothes to purchase mankind sins also there was Gentiles in Jesus family tree.

As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people

 Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies where God established a convent between Abraham and David In Genesis 17; 4-7, 15-17   “As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations. 5 Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. 6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. 7 I will keep My covenant  19, But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring.

In  2 Samuel 7; 11-14 ‘The Lord declares to you: The Lord Himself will make a house for you. 12 When your time comes and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up after you your descendant who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 

  Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” What was at stake God covenant and Jesus fulfilling His promise fulfilled the Law and the Prophets. Jesus not a helicopter  who pop into earth stating I am Son Of God there was blueprint that was  laid in the Old Testament  Jesus is a Jew Son Abraham In Genesis 17; 4-7, 15-17   “As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations. 5 Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. 6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. 7 I will keep My covenant  19, But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring. Matthew was writing to Jews; it was important to identify Jesus in this way. Jesus fulfills the Abrahamic covenant (see Ge 12:2–3; 15:9–21; 17; Zec 9:10 Jesus became Man as a Jew, from the lineage of Abraham, the father of all Jew

Matthew’s opening words (“Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham”) had special importance to a Jewish audience, which traced its ancestry through the covenants God made with Israel. The heading, with Jesus’ names and his ancestry, is packed with meaning.

In John 7; 42 42 Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?” Jewish cultures recognize that Messiah would come from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem. 

Matthew 21:9  Then the crowds that went ahead of Him and those who followed kept shouting: Hosanna to the Son of David!
He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One!

Throughout Jesus Ministry in Matthew 15:22 And behold, ha Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, i “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon. And (Matthew 20:30

Romans 1:1-4  concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord who was a descendant of David according to the flesh 

 2 Timothy 2:8 Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel. 

Revelation 22:16 I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.”

Throughout Jesus Ministry in several address Jesus as Son of David  Matthew 15:22 And behold, ha Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, i “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon. And (Matthew 20:30  And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David! Lastly, Jesus stated to the scribes and the Pharisee Mark 12:35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is then son of David?

 Jesus not so much the founder of a new religion, but the fulfillment of an existing religion 

   Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” He fulfills the Prophets by both being and carrying out what they foretold.

John MacArthur wrote,” Christ was indicating that He is the fulfillment of the law in all its aspects. He fulfilled the moral law by keeping it perfectly. He fulfilled the ceremonial law by being the embodiment of everything. The law’s types and symbols pointed to And He fulfilled the judicial law by personifying God’s perfect justice  12:18, 20. Meaning smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. For Jesus to be the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! He fulfill every aspect of the law   

In Luke 3; 38 Mary family tree it states the son of Seth, the son of Adam, 

The Son of Adam:The Hebrew word for “Adam ” is “man “. The title “Son of Man. Adam was created in God’s image and was perfected until he ate the forbidden fruit in Genesis 2; 16-17, And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will definitely die. In Genesis 3; 6-7  So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked. Adam and Eve died spiritually, but because God was merciful they did not die physically until later (5:5. Where a curse called sin put on them and effected mankind “So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 

 Romans 5:14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam’s transgression. He is a prototype of the Coming One, or the second Adam 

1 Corinthians 15:45   So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit. Meaning Erdman explains: As the descendants of Adam, we are made like him, living souls inhabiting mortal bodies, and bearing the image of an earthly parent. But, as the followers of Christ, we are yet to be clothed with immortal bodies and to bear the image of our heavenly. Christ needed be like mankind to take our sins 

As scripture declares to all who believe, since there is no distinction. Furthermore, it states Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, Since Adam, and Eve were created in God Image we need to respect our different cultures and the diversities in our cultures due religious hatred are raised in most religious levels, we do well to reflect that even in our diversity humanity is one and was created in God image. When Chris sacrifice Himself on the cross he took mankind sin and His Father wrath He atone purchased both the Jews and the Gentiles sins

NIV Application Commentary wrote ,”Jesus’ roots go back to Adam, the figure through whom all of us are connected to one another. In a day when ethnic diversity and hatred are raised to almost religious levels, we do well to reflect that even in our diversity humanity is one. In his provision for humanity, Jesus represents all of us. It is easy to let our nationality, race, or social status blind us to this fundamental truth. As human beings we not only share a planet, we share a relationship to each other. Transcending that is the fact that Jesus, as Son, offers an opportunity to any of us to share in God’s rich blessing.Jesus came to reconcile us to each other Eph. 2:11 – 22, and he is in a unique position to accomplish that goal. God’s plan of salvation indicates that he did not want to be a tribal god of only one people or of only one region. He came for everyone.” Another  is outlined in Galatians 4:4–5:  But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 

 Jesus is the Anointed One meaning Messiah/Christ

The Hebrew Jesus is Yeshua Joshua the Greek is ησος meaning

Yahweh saves” or “Yahweh is salvation His human name, as the incarnate, eternal Son of God Mt 1:21,25, see also Lk 1:31

C.S. Lewis in his book Mere Christianity writes the following: “I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that option open to us. He did not intend to.”

Messiah greek is Christos English is Christ Hebrew word mashiach  meaning anointed one  or chosen one.

Jesus Christ is regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26. Where Jesus revealed to the Samaritan Woman that he  is the Messiah to able to the Messiah He Servant of the Lo in Isaiah 42:1-4  states Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. 2He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.” 

Who is the Servant of the Lord in the Bible ? Got question define A servant is someone who carries out the will of another. The Servant of the Lord fulfills God’s will and is often presented in Scripture as someone chosen by God to hold a leadership position, to represent Him, and to accomplish a certain divine work. In the Bible, the term Servant of the Lord has been applied to individual people, certain groups of people, the nation of Israel, and the Messiah, who is identified as Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Jesus was that servant When God the Son came to earth, He took on the role of a servant. The Creator chose to serve His creatures. Jesus said that He had come “to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28)  even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Where in the book of Acts found four times (Acts 3:13, 26; 4:27, 30  also in Philippians 2:7–8  but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, 3 being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 

In Isaiah, 53:3 says about the Servant of the Lord, “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.” Jesus was despised by the religious people of His day and rejected as their Messiah.

When God calls you a servant, you be honour. Call a servant should honour for example, the brother of Jesus stated James 1:1 James, a servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, or Jude  , a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James. Lastly (Revelation 1:1) The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God agave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.

A Servant never fails to accomplish the will of the Lord and the purposes of God

As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people  Luke 2:7, 11 Even more, Jesus went through normal process of embryonic/fetal development. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:31

“And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.” (Luke 1:56)

“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” (Matthew 1:23)

Supernatural conception, but otherwise a normal process of embryonic/fetal development prior to birth

For example John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.”. He was born (Luke 2:7). He grew (Luke 2:40, 52). He grew tired (John 4:6) and got thirsty (John 19:28) and hungry (Matthew 4:2). He became physically weak (Matthew 4:11; Luke 23:26). He died (Luke 23:46). And he had a real human body after his resurrection (Luke 24:39; John 20:20, 27).

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry. 

Jesus clearly displayed all the human emotions. Here it begins to get a little more difficult for us. . He says in Matthew 26:38 that his “soul is very sorrowful, even to death.” In John 11:33–35, Jesus is “deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled,” and even weeps. John 12:27 says, “Now is my soul troubled,” and in John 13:21, he is “troubled in his spirit.” The author to the Hebrews writes that “Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears” (Hebrews 5:7). 

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.In Mark13;32 “Now concerning that day or hour no one knows–neither the angels in heaven nor the Son–except the Father.

Jesus suffered and experienced physical death, Luke 23;46 Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’ And having said this he breathed his last.” 

Another reason Jesus had to be fully human is that God established the necessity of the shedding of blood for the remission of sins (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22). Only a perfect human—Jesus Christ—could perfectly keep the law and perfectly fulfill the law, thereby redeeming us from that guilt.  

Humanity Christ Only as man can Jesus truly represent men to God. He understands our lives because He has lived it also. Because He understands, coming to Him we “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,”

 Lastly while on the cross He felt every human emotional physical pain imagine for example Jesus stated My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” All mankind and His Father fell upon Him>

 Believer Bible wrote The question is, “Why?” Why should the holy, sinless Son of God suffer the concentrated horror of eternal hell in those three long hours of darkness? Scripture gives us the answer. First of all, God is holy, righteous, and just, and this means that He must punish sin wherever He finds it. To wink at sin or to overlook it is impossible for God. That brings us to the second point. Although the Lord Jesus had no sins of His own, He took our sins upon Himself. He voluntarily assumed responsibility to pay the penalty of all our iniquities. The debt we owed was charged to His account, and He willingly became surety for it all. But now what can God do? All His righteous attributes demand that sin be punished. Yet here He looks down and sees His only begotten Son becoming the scapegoat for others. The Son of His love has become our Sin-bearer. What will God do when He sees our sins laid on His own beloved Son?

There was never any doubt as to what God would do! He deliberately unleashed all the fury of His righteous wrath on His own beloved Son. The fierce torrent of divine judgment broke upon the innocent Victim. For our sakes, Christ was forsaken by God so that we might never be forsaken.

Jesus Christ, the perfect Lamb of God, sacrificed His human life and shed His human blood to cover the sins of all who would ever believe in Him. If He were not human, this would have been impossible.   Jesus accomplished our redemption on the cross, exchanging our sin for His perfect righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/humanity-of-Jesus.html

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/jesus-is-fully-human 

The Creed of Chalcedon states Bible truly testifies Jesus both human and truly divine self and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.” We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable (rational) soul and body; con substantial (co essential) with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, in confusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather of the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God, the Word the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning (have declared) concerning him, and the Lord Jesus Christ himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us. 

The question what is creed why is important to the church

 First is not scripture nor breath by Holy Spirit. A creed expresses what the church believes to be the truth of Sacred Scripture. An ecumenical creed expresses certain fundamental truths of Scripture that is held by most Christian churches throughout the world. Three of these ecumenical creeds–the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed–are cited in Article 9 of the Belgic Confession as statements of truth which “we do willingly receive.” These ancient creeds express basic truths regarding the doctrine of the Holy Trinity over against various errors that surfaced in the early history of The New Testament church.  

Creed of Chalcedony creed states We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man. Appears to be a contradiction for example Jesus was tempted it also states Bible God cannot tempted, Jesus birth place was Bethlehem the Bible state God has no beginning no end God is all knowing yet Jesus prayed  all night before choosing the apostles scriptures that empty himself. Aristotle, Metaphysics wrote, “It is impossible that the same thing can at the same time both belong and not belong to the same object and in the same respect, and all other specificationthe incarnation not like this…Difficult to comprehend but not a real contradiction but paradox 

The term paradox is from the Greek word paradoxon, which means “contrary to expectations, existing belief, or perceived opinion. Or is a logically self-contradictory statement or a statement that runs contrary to one’s expectation. For example I love you and I don’t love you. John Lasagna will be a little late for the party.  He died yesterday. Or on the day accepted the Lord it was worst day life And best day in my life 

The humanity of Christ and God head and the Bible has many mysteries if try understand it you soon you’re doing Greek alphabet asking more question soon youi find yours quaguagmire.  At the of day a mystery will always be mystery,  and we need to remind ourselves Deuteronomy 29; 29 The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law. And continue peel onions one layer time. Remind ourselves Jesus very God very man the same perfect in Godhead also perfect in manhood 

John Calvin wrote which in itself is attended with considerable difficulty is rendered very perplexed and hence perilous by human curiosity, which cannot be restrained from wandering into forbidden paths and climbing to the clouds determined if it can that none of the secret things of God shall remain unexplored. When we see many, some of them in other respects not bad men, every where rushing into this audacity and wickedness, it is necessary to remind them of the course of duty in this matter. First, then, when they inquire into {fully man fully God} emphasis added  let them remember that they are penetrating into the recesses of the divine wisdom, where he who rushes forward securely and confidently, instead of satisfying his curiosity will enter in inextricable labyrinth. For it is not right that man should with impunity pry into things which the Lord has been pleased to conceal within himself, and scan that sublime eternal wisdom which it is his pleasure that we should not apprehend but adore, that therein also his perfections may appear. Those secrets of his will, which he has seen it meet to manifest, are revealed in his word—revealed in so far as he knew to be conducive to our interest and welfare

 Philippians 2:5-11  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Note  but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form

The Greek word emptied is kenosis By becoming a man, Jesus Jesus did not lay aside his deity.  Charles C. Ryrie sheds light on this event: “Christ didn’t become any less God, but he chose not to use some of his divine attributes

 

 

 

NIV Study Bible Note made himself nothing. Or “emptied himself.” He did this, not by giving up deity, but by laying aside his glory (see Jn 17:5) and submitting to the humiliation of becoming a man (see 2Co 8:9 and note). Jesus is truly God and truly man.

John MacArthur wrote made himself nothing. Or “emptied himself.” He did this, not by giving up deity, but by laying aside his glory (see Jn 17:5) and submitting to the humiliation of becoming a man (see 2Co 8:9 and note). Jesus is truly God and truly man.

Reformed Bible Study He humbled Himself, relinquishing His heavenly status, not His divine being. The nature of His self-emptying is defined in three phrases that follow (“taking . . . being born . . . being foundThe Lord Jesus did not lay aside any of the attributes of God when He came into the world.

  • He was still omniscient (all-knowing).
  • He was still omnipresent (present in all places at one and the same time).
  • He was still omnipotent (all powerful).

What He did was to empty Himself of His positional equality with God and to veil the glory of Deity in a body of human flesh. The glory was all there, though hidden, but it did shine forth on occasions, such as on the Mount of Transfiguration. There was no moment in His life on earth when He did not possess all the attributes of God.

  1. Aside He threw His most divine array,
  2. And hid His Godhead in a veil of clay,
  3. And in that garb did wondrous love display,
  4. Restoring what He never took away. 

He emptied Himself by taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. In other words, He emptied Himself by taking upon Himself something He never had before—humanity. He did not lay aside His deity, only His place in heaven

\https://www.gotquestions.org/kenosis.html 

https://bible.org/illustration/creed-chalcedon-ad-451

While Jesus is fully man and fully God perfectly human and perfectly God, however there some believe left divine being. For example Kenotic who believe that the divinity of the Son of God was somehow lost or lessened when the Lord took on human flesh and entered our world. Another significant problem with kenotic Christology involves the eternal destiny of all who follow Christ. No mere human being can fulfill the role of Savior. If Jesus were not the infinite second Person of the triune God, His sacrifice would be insufficient. If Christ were not divine, if He had given up His divinity at any point in time, the efficacy of His sacrifice on the cross would be nullified. To be the Savior, Jesus was at every moment both fully God and fully man. 

Apollinarian was bishop of Laodicea in Syria about 361 he denied the full humanity and perfection of Jesus Christ. Jesus had a human body and soul, but Jesus’ mind was replaced by the Logos. He taught that sin resided in the spirit of man and if Jesus was both God and man, then he would have sinned. Apollinarianism was condemned by the Second General Council at Constantinople in 381 and virtually died out within the following decade.

Dr. Craig’s view, the Logos, by assuming flesh in the virginal conception in Mary’s womb, newly brings into being a new Christ’s human nature. In which would address fully divine and humanity of Christ

https://carm.org/apollinarianism 

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

  Question why did Jesus Christ put on Human clothes and dwell among us? 

In 1 Timothy 2:5, it states For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanityjohn MacArthur wrote Only the perfect God-Man could bring God and man together. Cf. Job 9:32, 33.

Reformed Bible Study Paul’s focus is on Christ’s humanity, perhaps because the false teachers had denied that Christ was truly human. The full humanity of Christ is essential to His serving as Mediator of the covenant of grace.

Believe Bible commentary  Mediator between God and men. This being so, no man can come to God in any other way. A mediator is a go-between, a middleman who can stand between two and communicate with both. Through Christ, Himself Man, God is enabled to approach men with forgiveness of sins. Consequently, any poor sinner can approach Him and will by no means be rejected.

NIV Application Commentary  Old and New Testaments show the need for mediation between the holy God and sinful people. Jesus Christ is prophet, priest, and king. Especially in his priestly role, being both divine and human, and offering himself as the sacrifice, he is the only true Mediator.

Humanity Of Christ

1) Fulfill the Davidic Covenant (Luke 1:31-33).

 

2) Reveal the nature of true humanity.

 

3) Represent us in His obedience (Romans 5:18-19, 1 Corinthians 15:45, 47). This is Jesus’ “representative obedience.” Adam, as representative of humanity before God, fell. But Jesus, as representative of humanity before God, didn’t.

 

4) Serve as a substitute sacrifice for us (Hebrew4:16-17, Hebrews 10:1-10).

 

5) Sympathize with us in temptation, to be an approachable high priest for us (Hebrews 4:15-16).

 

6) Set an example for us of how to live (1 Peter 2:21, 1John 2:6).

 

Godhead of Christ

1) Reveals God to us (John 1:18, 14:9).

 

2) Bears the full penalty of sin for all humanity, which presumably is something only an infinite being could do.

 

3) Shows that salvation is  a gift of God, not an achievement of humans.

 

4) Is worthy of worship. The church has always worshipped Jesus, but only God is worthy of worship.

 

We ought also learn from history. Historically, I think groups denying the deity of Christ have drifted from orthodoxy. It’s important that Jesus was God, and crucial for our spiritual health that we don’t hedge on, but resolutely affirm, His full divinity.

 

Restoring A Brother

Restoring A Brother

 

Matthew 18; 15-17 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. 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. 

Note If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. Note, go and rebuke him in private not publicly but privately. If they listen you they won over that matter is settled. 

NIV Cultural Bible study wrote 18:15 just between the two of you. Jesus here agrees with other Jewish teachers: Jewish ethics heavily emphasized reproving a person privately first, so they would have opportunity to make matters right without facing shame.

 A union Stuart who was vice-president his union  once told me the best way resolved any conflict where two party work out their different in office. Many of conflict within church and workplace could resolve if model these verses. For example, Dofasco steel company who operate out Hamilton has no union give same benefits to Stelco employees, and their motto is Our product is steel. Our strength is people. Meaning you expect work hard them. They will treat fairly 

Note 18:15 If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke hin in private.  If he listens to you, you have won your brother. Note, go and rebuke him in private not publicly but in privately. Give him to opportunity to  response and repent and confess there wrong doing if won accomplish this than matter  is settled.  

 NIV Cultural Bible study wrote 18:15 just between the two of you. Jesus here agrees with other Jewish teachers: Jewish ethics heavily emphasized reproving a person privately first, so they would have opportunity to make matters right without facing shame.

Believer Bible Commentary “Explicit instructions are given concerning the Christian’s responsibility when wronged by another believer. First, the matter should be handled privately between the two parties. If the offender acknowledges his guilt, reconciliation is achieved. The trouble is that we don’t do this. We gossip to everyone else about it. Then, the matter spreads like wildfire and strife is multiplied. Let us remember that step number one is to “go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.”

Note what not to do  We gossip to everyone else about it. Then, the matter spreads like wildfire and strife is multiplied

If the guilty brother does not listen then what? 18:16 states take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses note every fact may be established.

Believe Commentary wrote This emphasizes the mounting seriousness of his continued un brokenness. But more, it provides competent testimony, as required by the Scripture: “that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established’ ” (Deut. 19:15).

NIV Application Commentary This emphasizes the mounting seriousness of his continued un brokenness. But more, it provides competent testimony, as required by the Scripture: “that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established’ ” (Deut. 19:15).

Matthew Henry wrote Many eyes see more than one), “and more regarded by him, and perhaps it will influence him to acknowledge his error, and to say, I repent.”

If still refuses to repent then what? 

18:17  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 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.

 The thing haunts me most. I did not resolve my conflict with dad or acknowledge the wrong did to him for example calling him Alex or being disrespectful to him in my youth while he was alive.  While there had been no excuses for his behavior; however, there was no excuses for mine as well and very hard seek forgiveness while he buried 8 feet in ground. Over period time, I learned  to forgive myself. A Christ forgave me and started bearing fruit of forgiveness throughout my life    Believer Bible Commentary It is important to notice that the local assembly is the body responsible to hear the case, not a civil court. The Christian is forbidden to go to law against another believer (1 Cor. 6:1–8 Furthermore, he wrote The most obvious meaning of this expression is that he should be looked upon as being outside the sphere of the church. Though he may be a true believer, he is not living as one, and should therefore be treated ,accordingly. Though still in the universal church, he should be barred from the privileges of the local church In 1 Corinthians 5 5:5   5:6  6:7 turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.

6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough? 7 Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch

  2 Corinthians 2; 5-10 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent–not to put it too severely. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. 7 Now instead, you should forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you; therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10 Anyone you forgive; I also forgive. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake. 1 Cor. 5:5). The purpose of this is to bring him to his senses and cause him to confess his sin. Until that point is reached, believers should treat him courteously but should also show by their attitude that they do not condone his sin and cannot have fellowship with him as a fellow believer. The assembly should be prompt to receive him back as soon as there is evidence of godly repentance.

Lastly, in Matthew 18 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private If he listens to you, you have won your brother.and in Galatians 6:1  Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted. What keep committing the same sins over and over again? As Jesus declares “but 70 times seven are forgive and restore the brothers and sisters. Believer Bile Commentary He did not intend us to understand a literal 490 times; this was a figurative way of saying “Indefinitely.” As soon as he apologizes and confesses his sin, I tell him that he is forgiven (Luke 17:4). In other words, unlimited forgiveness must characterize the true follower of Christ.

To often, these texts are misused or abused which cause great grieve and harm among the brothers or sisters when they sinned where they leave the church in shame without not knowing Jesus would still forgive them theirs sins AGAIN. While was intended point there out  wrong doing so they can repent of their sins be assured totality forgiven by Christ and the church as scripture declares 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.

 On personal note one thing haunt me most where I did not resolve my conflict with dad or acknowledge the wrong I did to him  for example calling him Alex or being disrespectful to him in my youth while. While there was no excuses for his behavior; however, there was no excuses for mine as well and very hard seek forgiveness while he buried 8 feet in 

the ground. Over the period time, I learned  to forgive myself as Christ forgave me and started bearing the fruit of forgiveness throughout my life. I began to see how he to cherish and love his family. Who provide shelter and food us and taught us to work hard and do our best? Mostly important cherish our mother and show his affection toward her  

 

Mostly I learn if hurt or harm anyone I’ve responsibilities and duty make right with my brothers or Sisters mostly make right with God. As scripture declares 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. In short, your wearing Christ clothes in your sinful clothes. Toward end his life he was physical blind and he repent of his sins would often quote from John Newton I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see. Today, he is in heaven along our mother and his earthly brothers and sisters   

 The Works Of The Holy Spirit

 The Works Of The Holy Spirit

 

Abraham Kuyper wrote Although we honor the Father and believe on the Son, how little do we live in the Holy Spirit!” Throughout the history of the Christian tradition or church ages, the Holy Spirit has been one of the most elusive aspects of the faith.

Who is the Holy Spirit? The third person of triune God who dwells in all who believe, in the Messiah or Jesus Christ who came into this world to redeem mankind from the curse of sin.  Some Christian tend focus on Jesus Christ or the Father while forgetting about the Holy Spirit. While other Christians tend to  give a false report or account or distort the role Holy Spirits plays the Christian lives. While other churches where the pews or the pulpit has more fervent or then than the people sitting in the pews or one the instructing the congregation. We will examine what Scriptures say concerning Holy Spirit.

Watchman Nee wrote How true it is that without the guidance of the Holy Spirit intellect not only is undependable but also extremely dangerous, because it often confuses the issue of right and wrong.” 

Who is the Spirit? What is He doing today? What role does play Christian lives?

The Greek word for spirit is Pneuma; to breathe, blow, primarily denotes the wind., Like the wind, is invisible, immaterial, and powerful” The Hebrew is rûach essentially meaning same  The Holy Spirit is God’s power in action, his active force. (Micah 3:8; Luke 1: 35) God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to anywhere to accomplish his will. –Psalm 104:30; 139:7. He is third person of the Trinity co-equal with God the Father and God the Son have known triunity the Father Son, and Holy Spirit 

In Acts 5:3-4 “But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? While it had remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it had been sold, was it not at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.’“

 

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/what-is-the-holy-spirit/

However the understood, the Holy Spirit. He a person who has a mind, with own His self-consciousness, reason, will, and memory, a distinct from the Father and Son, the Spirit is everywhere, is holy without sin, is loving, is eternal and is dynamic or powerful.

The Greek word dynamic is dynamis meaning powerful force and used 120 throughout New Testament In Luke 1:35 The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power. In Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samsara, and to the ends of the earth.” In  Second Corinthians 12:9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

God’s power exercised through the Spirit salvation applied by Spirit. In John 16:7-15  “However I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me, concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more, concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore, I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.“

John MacArthur wrote 16:8 when He has come. The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was approximately 40 or more days away at this point (see Acts 2:1–13). convict. This word has two meanings: 1) the judicial act of conviction with a view toward sentencing (i.e., a courtroom term–conviction of sin) or 2) the act of convincing. Here, the second idea is best, since the Holy Spirit is not condemnation but conviction of the need for the Savior

 Matthew Henry wrote,” That the testimony of the Spirit always concurs with the word of Christ, for he does not speak of himself, has no separate interest or intention of his own, but, as in essence so in records, he is one with the Father and the Son, 1 John 5:7 but the eternal is Word

Orthdox Study Bible wrote Through the illumination brought by the Holy Spirit, the world will be convicted that is, proven wrong. It will be convicted concerning  its sin, the ultimate of which is denying Jesus Christ

Mathew  Henry wrote, “He shall teach you all truths and keep back nothing that is profitable for you, for he will show you things to come.” The Spirit was in the apostles a Spirit of prophecy; it was foretold that he should be so (Joel 2:28), and he was so. The Spirit showed them things to come, as Acts 11:28; 20:23; 21:11. The Spirit spoke of the apostasy of the latter times, 1 Tim. 4:1

 

The Holy Spirit would come upon appointed individuals for a specific task and a limited time to enable them to do that task to which God had called them. 

In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit Exodus 31:1-3, “Look, I have appointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 I have filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every craft 35:30-35

KJV Commentary wrote Bezaleel is the first man ever spoken of as being filled … with the spirit of God. His filling was for service–not speaking, but working with his hands. He carefully constructed the tabernacle and its furniture with the help of others, according to the precise instructions of God.

Reformed Bible wrote,” 31:1–11 The tabernacle was to be constructed according to the divine design by gifted men who were supernaturally enabled by the Holy Spirit to do all the ts required. 3–6, 11). All the work was described to Moses by God and little room was left for creative variation (25:9).”

NKJV Study Bible wrote, “But we often neglect the work of the Spirit among the Israelites. Passages such as this one help us to see the continuity of God’s work among His people through the ages. In this case, the Spirit empowered uniquely gifted people to design and build a tabernacle befitting a holy and magnificent   The Holy Spirit would come upon appointed individuals for a specific task and a limited time to enable them to do that task which God had called them. When filled with the Holy Spirit the gifts that were given to you by God will be enhancing the Holy Spirit will uncover ability that you thought  was  not possible.

 For example, the Apostle Peter was a fisherman by trade yet became spokesman for the apostles  and preached the first gospel and 3,000 people accepted Jesus as Lord and Savour. The Apostle Paul was a  Hebrew of Hebrew and became the apostle to the Gentiles planted  a least 14 churches. David was a shepherd in Bethlehem became king and great warrior. Gideon was from weakest tribe  Manasseh, and I was youngest in my father’s house. Yet became a mighty warrior and conquering the Midianites, Amalekites, and all the Qedemites killing 120,00 warrior. As scripture declares For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

 The Holy Spirit in the New Covenant

In Acts 1:8 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.”

Note the order it  in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samsara, and to the ends of the earth.”

Prior Jesus death the disciples were scare off the Pharisee when Jesus was arrested. They abandoned Him. As the Old Testament prophesies foretold in Zachariah 13:7, “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.”  As scripture declares the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. 

However, Jesus predicted  the Holy Spirit would descend upon them. When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father–the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father–He will testify about Me When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father–the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father–He will testify about Me Also in Acts 1; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Furthermore, He stated in Acts 1; 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 Samsara, and to the ends [b] of the earth.” Believe Commentary wrote,” This power is the grand indispensable of Christian witness. A man may be highly talented, intensively trained, and widely experienced, but without spiritual power he is ineffective. On the other hand, a man may be uneducated, unattractive, and unrefined, yet let him be endued with the power of the Holy Spirit and the world will turn out to see him burn for God. The fearful disciples needed power for witnessing, holy boldness for preaching the gospel. They would receive this power when the Holy Spirit came upon them. All the follower of Christ needs that power.my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samsara, and to the end of the earth.  

Note the order 

  1. The witness in Jerusalem Chaps. 1–7
  2. The witness in Judea and Samsara 8:1–9:31
  3. The witness to the end of the earth 9:32–28:31
  4. to the ends of the earth.”
  1. Jerusalem and Judea Acts 2; 2-4 When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying. 3 And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech. Note Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech. John Macarthur wrote, Peter and many others in Acts  were filled with the Spirit again (e.g., 4:8, 31; 6:5; 7:55) and so spoke boldly the Word of God.  The fullness of the Spirit affects all areas of life, not just speaking boldly (cf. Eph. 5:19–33). With other tongues. 

The conversion of the 3,000 (Acts 2:41)? So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that days about 3,000 people were added to them. Acts 2; 37-38 , 37 When they heard this, they came under deep conviction and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: Apostle Peter stated “Brothers, what must we do?” 38 “Repent,” Peter said to them “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The conversion of the 5,000 (Acts 4:4)? Acts 4; 8-12 8 Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders also 12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.”

The Apostle Peter who denied Jesus three times was now boldly proclaiming the gospel on account he was  filled with Holy Spirit As Jesus predicted,” But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. 

 

  1. Samsara Acts 8:15-16  After they went down there, they prayed for them, so the Samaritans might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For He had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Ends of the earth

Note only they have been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. John MacArthur wrote Because of the animosity that existed between Jews and Samaritans, it was essential for the Samaritans to receive the Spirit, in the presence of the leaders of the Jerusalem church, for the purpose of maintaining a unified church. The same transitional event occurred when the Gentiles were added to the church (10:44–46; cf. 15:6–12; 19:6). 

Believer Commentary wrote to avoid the possibility of schism, or the thought of two churches (one Jewish and one Samaritan), God sent the apostles to lay their hands on the Samaritans. This expressed full fellowship with them as believers in the Lord Jesus. They were all members of one body, all one in Christ. NIV Application Commentary wrote Animosity toward Jerusalem among the Samaritans had deep historical roots. They were refused a share in rebuilding the Jerusalem temple (see Ezra 3:7 – 4:5),  

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. The Samaritan Received the Holy Spirit as predicted by Jesus. Also note John 4; 26 Jesus states to the Samaritan woman I am He,” Jesus told her, “the One speaking to you.” Later on verse 42 they stated for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world. 

Romans 3; 22 God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believes, since there is no distinction.

Galatians 3:28 There is no Jew or Greek, slave, or free, male or female; for you is all one in Christ Jesus. 

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 

 

  1. Acts 10; 44-46  While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God Acts 19; 1-7 

 

Note only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. John MacArthur wrote Because of the animosity that existed between Jews and Samaritans, it was essential for the Samaritans to receive the Spirit, in the presence of the leaders of the Jerusalem church, for the purpose of maintaining a unified church. The same transitional event occurred when the Gentiles were added to the church (10:44–46; cf. 15:6–12; 19:6). 

Believer Commentary wrote o avoid the possibility of schism, or the thought of two churches (one Jewish and one Samaritan), God sent the apostles to lay their hands on the Samaritans. This expressed full fellowship with them as believers in the Lord Jesus. They were all members of one body, all one in ChrisNIVNIV Application Commentary wrote Animosity toward Jerusalem among the Samaritans had deep historical roots. They were refused a share in rebuilding the Jerusalem temple (see Ezra 3:7 – 4:5),  

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. Samaritan Received the Holy Spirit as predicted by Jesus.

Romans 3; 22 God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction.

Galatians 3:28 There is no Jew or Greek, slave, or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

3. Ends of the earth Acts 10; 44-46  While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground will pour out My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring. 

 Case For Christ wrote Astonished … even on the Gentiles. Apparently, the early Jewish Christians failed to understand that the gospel was for the Gentiles as well as for the Jews, and that they would share alike in the benefits of redemption. Gentile converts to Judaism; however, were accepted 

Believer Bible Commentary wrote He immediately sensed that God was making no distinction between Jew and Gentile, so he proposed that the household of Cornelius should be baptized. 

Notice, too, the order of events in connection with the reception of the Holy Spirit by the Gentiles:

  1. They heard the word that is; they believed (v. 44). 
  2. They received the Holy Spirit (v. 44, 47).
  3. They were baptized (v. 48). 

This is the order of events that prevails for Jew and Gentile alike in this dispensation, when God is calling out of the nations a people for His Name.

In Acts 10; 28 Peter said, “You know it’s forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a foreigner. But, God has shown me that I must not call any person common or unclean. Where in the Old Testament it states in Leviticus 19:34 You must regard the foreigner who lives with you as the native-born among you. You are to love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.” In Deuteronomy, 10:19 you also must love the foreigner, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 23:7 Do not despise an Edomite, because he is your brother. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you were a foreign resident in his land. 

Acts 19; 1-7   Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people that they should believe in the One who would come after him that is, in Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.  And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak in other languages and to prophesy. 7 Now there were about 12 men in all 

The same experience the disciples had at Pentecost (2:4, 11) and the Gentiles had in Caesarea (10:46)

 

John MacArthur wrote God’s purpose was to emphasize the unity of the church. Spoke with tongues and prophesied. This served as proof that they were part of the church (see note on 8:17). They also needed tangible evidence that the Holy Spirit now indwelt them, since they had not heard that He had come. This episode is an extension of the Pentecost experience to, yet another group of people 

Note the reception of the Holy Spirit is different in each case.

 Here in Acts 19 the order is:

  • Faith.
  • Re-baptism.
  • Laying on of the apostle’s hands.
  • Reception of the Holy Spirit.

When the disciples of John had received the Holy Spirit, they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Such supernatural powers were God’s method of working in the days before the NT was given. Today, we know that we receive the Holy Spirit at the time of conversion, not by signs and wonders, or even by feelings, but by the testimony of the NT Scriptures.

The moment a person believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, he is indwelt by the Holy Spirit; he is sealed by the Holy Spirit; he receives the earnest of the Spirit; he receives the anointing of the Spirit; and he is baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ. However, this does not deny that in a believer’s life there are subsequent crises of the Spirit. There is no denying that the Holy Spirit often comes on individuals in a sovereign manner, empowering them for special ministries, giving them great boldness in the faith, and pouring out upon them a passion for souls.

 

 

J

https://www.gotquestions.org/Spirit-filled.html

 

  1. Creation of the universe.

“The Earth was without form and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”   Genesis 1:2-3

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. The Holy Spirit was seriously involved in creation 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;

NIV Study Bible Notes wrote Spirit of God. He was active in creation, and his creative power continued today (see Job 33:4; Ps 104:30). 

Orthodox Study Bible wrote The Lord and Giver of Life” (Creed). Since He is Lord, He is coequal with the Father and is His Coworker in making heaven and earth. Warren Wiersbe  wrote Thirty-two times in this chapter, this creative God is called Elohim; a Hebrew word that emphasizes His majesty and power. Elohim is a plural noun that is consistently used in connection with singular verbs and adjectives. (Hebrew tenses are singular, dual, or plural.) In Scripture, creation is attributed to the Father (Acts 4:24) and to the Son (John 1:1-3) and to the Holy Spirit (Ps. 104:30

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.

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.

Calvin states “ for it shows not only that   the beauties which the world displays are maintained by the invigorating power of the Spirit,

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 can never arrive at the great cause, and they do not want the great cause.” 

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 then all the theories the Evolutionist present.  While I am not scientific nor qualify to give them 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.

2) Inspiration of Scripture.

2 Peter 1:20-21 “First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.“ 

 2 Timothy 3:16  All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 

Joshua 1; 8 This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do. 

The Bible is truly an amazing book. The Bible is between 3,400 and 1,900 years old and has influenced many people and cultures all around the world. Even as it dates back to ancient history, the Bible’s message is completely true and applicable today. Only through divine inspiration could the Bible have been written so long ago, and over such a long period of time, and still be free from error and contradiction. Since the Bible was written by around 40 different author, the Bible is between 3,400 and 1,900 years old. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in The New Testament and inspired by Holy Spirit 

Believer Commentary wrote It teaches that the Scriptures are God-breathed. In a miraculous way, He communicated His word to men and led them to write it down for permanent preservation. What they wrote was the very word of God, inspired and infallible. While it is true that the individual literary style of the writer was not destroyed, it is also true that the very words he used were words given to him by the Holy Spirit The Bible has been breathed out by the Spirit of God 2 Pet. 1:21

The Holy Scripture is like a diamond: in the dark it is like a piece of glass, but as soon as the light strikes it the water begins to sparkle, and the scintillation of life greets us.” 

Abraham Kuyper,

Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections  Take away all the moral beauty and sweetness in the Word, and the Bible is left wholly a dead letter, a dry, lifeless, tasteless thing.

https://www.gotquestions.org/how-old-is-the-Bible.html 

 

3) Regeneration of believers (i.e., for the new spiritual rebirth of believers that we experience)

John 3:5-7 “Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must anew be born.”

Believer Bible wrote However, that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. A spiritual birth takes place when a person trusts in the Lord Jesus. When a person is born again through the Spirit, he receives a new nature and is made fit for the kingdom of God.

Though all human beings have experienced natural birth on earth, if they expect to go to heaven, they must expect to go to heaven; they must experience a supernatural spiritual birth from above. This well-educated religious leader, Nicodemus, did not understand what the Savior was talking about! Jesus was speaking about a spiritual birth, but Nicodemus thought only of a physical birth. The situation is no different today. When you talk with people about being born again, they often begin to discuss their family’s religious heritage, their church membership, their religious ceremonies, and so on.

Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study  Jesus was not teaching that the new birth comes through water baptism. In The New Testament, baptism is connected with death, not birth, and no amount of physical water can effect a spiritual change in a person. The emphasis in John 3:14-21 is on believing, because salvation comes through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). The evidence of salvation is the witness of the Spirit within (Rom. 8:9), and the Spirit enters your life when you believe (Acts 10:43-48; Eph. 1:13-14).

 John 1; 13 who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of God?

Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study You’re not saving because your parent our saved a person does not become a Christian through having Christian parents. Nor flesh can’t save you. A person does not have the power in his own flesh to produce a new birth. Yet, our own will is not enough to save us or of the will of man. No other man can save a person. The power to produce the new birth does not rest with anything or anyone but God. As scripture declares Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

 As Scripture declares  But because He remains forever, He holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

 For this is the kind of high priest we need: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

4) Indwelling of the believer – indwelling and baptizing, too?

 Romans 8:9 “But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if; in fact, the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.“

Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study The evidence of conversion is the presence of the Holy Spirit within, witnessing that you are a child of God (Rom. 8:16). Your body becomes the very temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Although the body is destined to die because of sin (unless; of course, the Lord returns), the Spirit gives life to that body today so that we may serve God. If we should die, the body will one day be raised from the dead, because the Holy Spirit has sealed each believer (Eph. 1:13-14).

What a difference it makes in your body when the Holy Spirit lives within. You experience new life, and even your physical faculties take on a new dimension of experience. For example, the sun shined brighter and the birds sang sweeter … the old elms waved their branches for joy, and all nature was at peace.” Life in Christ is abundant life. When a person is born again, he is no longer in the flesh but in the Spirit

 

5) Produces the fruits of the Spirit, Christ-like character.

Galatians 5:22-24 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible wrote The Greek language more generally sometimes used “fruit” figuratively. As Jesus noted, fruit merely reflects the true character of the tree (Mt 7:17 – 18; Lk 6:43 – 44) NIV Bible Study Notes Christian character is produced by the Holy Spirit, not by the mere moral discipline of trying to live by the law 

John MacArthur wrote The Spirit produces fruit that consists of 9 characteristics or attitudes that are inextricably linked with each and are commanded of believers throughout the NT. love.

King James Studies Bible Notes wrote As fruit on a tree takes time to grow and mature, so the Spirit does not cultivate these virtues in the believer’s life overnight.  As Jesus noted, fruit merely reflects the true character of the tree (Mt 7:17 – 18; Lk 6:43 – 44)

Where if operate under flash it produces sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,  idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, and  envy, drunkenness,

6) Teaches and illuminates.

John 16:7, 13-15 “Yet I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.. . When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” 

1 Corinthians 2:12-13 “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.”                                   

7) Gives spiritual gifts – gifts for building up the body of Christ

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of Corinthians 12:4-11 the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kind of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit that apportions to each one individually as he wills.” 

John MacArthur The varieties of gifts fall into two general types, speaking and serving.  –10; cf.  Rom. 12:6–8; 1 Pet. 4:10, 11). 

Mathew Henry wrote Christians in the first ages, for conviction of unbelievers, and propagation of the gospel. Gifts and graces, charismata and charis, greatly differ. Both indeed were freely given of God. But, where grace is given it is for the salvation of those who have it. Gifts are bestowed for the advantage and salvation of others. And there may be great gifts where there is not a dram of grace, but persons possessed of them are utterly out of the divine favour

John MacArthur wrote The varieties of gifts fall into two general types, speaking and serving.  8–10; cf. Rom. 12:6–8; 1 Pet. 4:10, 11). 

Since the gifts came from God, and they should to be used for him bring honour and glory.

8) Gives believers confidence of their salvation.

Romans 8:14-16 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of son ship. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God .

Warren Wiersbe wrote The Spirit has you!”.  12-17). It is not enough for us to have the Spirit; the Spirit must have us! Only can then He share with us the abundant, victorious life that can be ours in Christ. We have no obligation to the flesh, because the flesh has only brought trouble into our lives. We do have an obligation to the Holy Spirit, for it is the Spirit who convicted us, revealed Christ to us, and imparted eternal life to us when we trusted Christ. Because He is “the Spirit of Life,” He can empower us to obey Christ, and He can enable us to be more like Christ. 

Reformed Bible Study wrote In addition to justification and freedom from condemnation (v. 1), believers are taken into the family of God and are inwardly persuaded by the Spirit that they belong there.

 John MacArthur wrote But to a Spirit-produced awareness of the rich reality that God has made us His children, and, therefore, that we can come before Him without fear or hesitation as our beloved Father. It includes the confidence that we are truly sons of God. 

The Holy Spirit empower us to continue believe in Christ atoning works cross

9) Intercessory prayer for believers.

 Romans 8:26-27 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

Matthew Henry wrote he help of the Spirit in prayer. While we are in this world, hoping and waiting for what we see not, we must be praying. Hope supposes desire, and that desire offered up to God is prayer; we groan. Our weakness in prayer: We know not what we should pray for as we ought. We are not competent judges of our own condition. Who knows what is good for a man in this life? Eccl. 6:12. We are short-sighted, and very much biassed in favour of the flesh.

Warren Wiersbe wrote Today the Holy Spirit groans with us and feels the burdens of our weaknesses and suffering. But, the Spirit does more than groan. He prays for us in His groaning so that we might be led into the will of God. We do not always know God’s will. We do not always know how to pray, but the Spirit intercedes so that we might live in the will pray, but the Spirit intercedes so that we might live in the will of God in spite of suffering. The Spirit “shares the burden.”

MacArthur Study  First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, This work of the Holy Spirit parallels the high priestly work of intercession by the Lord Jesus on behalf of believers (see Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:14–16; 7:24–26)

In  1Timothy 2; 1  First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, MacArthur Study Bible wrote supplications. The Gr. Word is from a root that means “to lack,” “to be deprived,” or “to be without.” Thus, this kind of prayer occurs because of a need. The lost have a great need for salvation, and believers should always be asking God to meet that need in intercession Christ’s and the Spirit’s intercession for believers (Rom. 8:26; Heb. 7:25). 

All believer or follower of Christ should have a strong desire to pray for the lost.  

In personal testimony wrote Around a kitchen table at a Christian retreat Center called L’Abri in front of several witness. I simply asked for Jesus to forgive me & thank him. I felt a huge that burden was lifted from me & felt free as a bird. All the things that hung around & haunted me instantaneously vanish.  

God heard my prayer. God also heard another prayer that day my mother and sister Marcia prayer her foolish rebellious are now believer. As scripture says in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents. 

To those likely my cousin Dan, my sister and brother Marcia, and Bob, and my mother Martha, to Pastor John who cares enough visit me while in the hospital, and I turn my back and did not welcome him, those countless unknown people who tried to witness to me.  They all care enough to tell me about Christ, and  his atoning work on the cross. Thank you sharing and caring and I am deeply graceful even thou I was ungraceful at the time. Remember these words written by King David in Psalm 25; 7 “Do not remembers the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion.” To me, the prayer warriors are true hero there are not seen but work is much appreciated has an impact on society 

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit while the follower of Christ vary on their  views concerning the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for example there is Non-Pentecostal View or the Baptism of the Spirit

  • Non-Pentecostal View  

Pentecostal second-experience view has caused confusion

Pentecostal view “completely wrong”

  • Baptism of the Spirit a single event of regeneration, joining body of Christ, and becoming indwelt

Both view takes cues from scripture for example in speaking in tongues is recorded three times in the book of Acts In Acts 10; 45-46  The gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speaking in other languages and declaring the greatness of God. While the Pentecostals misuse term ‘baptism of the Spirit’ but still their underlying theology is correct. 

While I work for Crossroads and work along side with the  Pentecostal for 12 years I can tell you first hand that they love the Lord Jesus Christ and God words and put us shame. The founder the late Rev David Mainse preached the gospel from the airwave 50 years declaring Jesus Lord and Savoured. While may not always agree with them; however, I enjoyed working beside them. 

While I hold to the view  Non-Pentecostal where all believer baptized by Spirit at conversion and sealed by Holy Spirit Ephesians 1; 13 and are empowered for life and ministry. 

Associated Gospel Churches) statement of faith states “At the moment of salvation. He regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.”

“[The Holy Spirit] baptizes – Jesus informed his disciples in Acts 1:5 that they would ‘be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ This first occurred on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and subsequently occurs whenever a person comes to faith. The Apostle Paul teaches us in 1 Corinthians 12:13 what this really means when he writes ‘For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.’ The baptizing ministry of the Holy Spirit is what unites all believers into the Body of Christ.

However, I been around people who spoke in tongues and I felt like I was in heaven and experience was wonderful. Even thou I has clue what they were saying that been said many of them are follower of Christ and believe His atoning work on  cross I’ve no desire to speak tongues it is gift of the Holy Spirit.

MacArthur wrote The church, the spiritual body of Christ, is formed as believers are immersed by Christ with the Holy Spirit. Christ is the baptizer (see note on Matt. 3:11) who immerses each believer with the Spirit into unity with all other believers? 

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is that divine operation that places believers in the Body of Christ. 

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As Scripture declares I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Furthermore, it states 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.  I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.

 

1 Corinthians 12:13  “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” 

Lastly, in 1John 3; 1-4  Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. 3 But every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist; you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.

 

 Without the Holy Spirit, we not understand the redemptive story or mankind is cursed with sins a natures. Without the Holy Spirit, we not understand Jesus committed no sin and live a perfect life.     

And sacrifice Himself on a cross and mankind sins and His Father wrath. Without the Holy Spirit, we would lack the courage tell the world that Jesus is our Savour Without Holy Spirit we would be without hope and little to life for  Whether hold to Non-Pentecostal Views or the Pentecostal View the simply Bible teaches all believers are  indwelt by Spirit 

 

Our Father in heaven, we thank you that though we are sinful and fallen creatures that you love us so much and that Christ died for those sins to free us from guilt and punishment and to impute to us his righteousness. Thank you that as we are clothed in his blood we stand righteous and forgiven before you. And now Lord, in the best way that we know how, we want to yield our lives to you as living sacrifices. Our bodies pure and dedicated to you. Our souls given over to renewal through the transforming power of your Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, we pray that you would live out your life through us. Help us to abide in you as the branches abide in the vine and so to bear much fruit. Holy Spirit of God, we pray that you would take control of our lives, direct us and empower us to live lives that are full of your fruit and that are pleasing to our God and Father. 

Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Prophecies Concerning Christ

Matthew Prophecies  Concerning Christ

Jesus declare, Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Since the New Testament was not written yet Jesus was declaring would fulfilled all the Old Testament prophesies 

In gospel of Matthew there are twelve such fulfillment formulas, and more than fifty Old Testament quotations.Since Jesus declares these words He needed 100% accurate or declare a false prophets and would put to death by stoning  

Armageddon: Appointment With Destiny the odds anyone fulfilling five prophecies centre around the messiah  would been  120,00 to 1  for one person to accomplished.  It would like throwing a diamond ring in the middle of Atlantic Ocean and casting fishing line in the ocean and retrieving the diamond back. Never mind the over 300 prophesy on first and second coming written in the Old Testament about Him. 

Jesus had to relay on other such as, Caesar Augustus, King Herod, and Pilate not exactly committed follower of Christ.  

He would be human, born of a woman  Matt.1:18 , It was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. In Genesis 3;15  I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. a promise fulfilled in Christ’s victory over Satan—a victory in which all believers will share see Ro 16:20 Believer Bible Commentary wrote The woman’s Seed would crush the Devil’s head, a mortal wound spelling utter defeat. This wound was administered at Calvary when the Savior decisively triumphed over the Devil. Satan, in turn, would bruise the Messiah’s heel. The heel wound here speaks of suffering and even of physical death, but not of ultimate defeat

 He would be a descendant of Abraham   Matt. 1:2-3 Abraham fathered Isaac,Isaac fathered Jacob, Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Genesis 17;5  Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. Meaning the gospel of salvation is for many nations, the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Reformed Bible Study wroteBut this promise finds final fulfillment in the multitude from every tribe, language, and nation who share the faith of Abraham and are baptized into Jesus Christ (Rom. 4:16, 17; 15:8–12; Gal. 3:29; Rev. 7:

  He would be a descendant of Jesse, a descendant of Judah    Matt. 1:2-3 He would be a descendant of Jesse’s son King David  

Matt 1;6-7 Judah and his brothers,Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Note Tamar a woman who committed incests  also in verse 5 Boaz by Rahab, Canaanite a harlot women   Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, a mobile women in verse 6 David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, a women who committed adultery Bathsheba. NKJV Study Bible wrote The mention of women in a Jewish genealogy is unusual. But in addition to Mary, four women are listed in this catalog of names. The extraordinary emphasis is underscored by the kind of women Matthew mentions: Tamar, who was involved in a scandal with Judah (Gen. 38); Rahab, the Canaanite harlot of Jericho (Josh. 2); Ruth, who was not an Israelite, but a Moabite (Ruth 1:4); and Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, a woman involved in a sin of horrendous proportions (2 Sam. 11:1-12:23), and who may have been a Hittite. At the beginning of his Gospel, Matthew shows how God’s grace forgives the darkest of sins and reaches beyond the nation of Israel to the world. He also points out that God can lift the lowest and place them in royal lineage. 

Orthodox Study Bible wrote The mention of women (Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba) is unusual. Each one was either a Gentile or a sinner. The inclusion of these women declares God’s graciousness and prefigures the calling of Gentiles into the Church. It also underscores the role of women in God’s plan of salvation and anticipates the special place of the Virgin Mary in that plan.

He would be born from a virgin Matthew 1:23   See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel.  Isa 7:14 

Luke 1;35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy One to be born will be called the Son of God. In Matthew 1;18 it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

Orthodox Study Bible He who is conceived in Mary is not a new Person coming into existence but the eternal Son of God now using her womb as His throne. Both the virginal conception by means of the Holy Spirit and the name Immanuel, God with us declare Christ’s divinity.

When God had pronounced a curse on the snake found in Genesis 3:15, I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed, and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his {Jesus} heel. Since the seed had needed to be implanted by a man for woman to become pregnant the seed needed to be without defect hence. The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with a seed. 

Also, the Son of God needed to experience every human tempting every difficult situation known to mankind yet without sinning.  As scripture declares, ” but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet he did not sin. In short, Jesus needed to be both God and mankind to conquered sin.  The genealogy nonetheless establishes Jesus claim to the throne of David as Joseph’s legal heir.

Luke 1:38; While Mary said yes NIV Student Bible wrote,”Saying yes to God usually involves sacrifice. It did for Mary who endured the doubts of her fiancé and the scorn of neighbors who saw her pregnant before marriage. Saying yes meant bearing the pain of childbirth. It meant fleeing to far-off Egypt to protect her baby from Herod’s soldiers. It meant raising a child she did not completely understand. (Once during his ministry she came to take charge of Jesus, thinking him out of his mind [see Mark 3:21].) Hardest of all, it meant watching her son die on the cross. 

In Biblical times, no women could ever, get pregnant without having sex with a man  in Jewish cultures adultery was punishable by death by stoning under the Mosaic law. Deut. 22:23, 24. NIV Culture Background Bible Study wrote, “For a woman who was betrothed but not yet married to be pregnant violated social standards.” 

He would be born in Bethlehem Matt.2;1-5

Cases for Christ Bible Study Possibly wanting to emphasize Jesus’ Davidic background, he begins with the events that happened in David’s city That Jews expected the Messiah to be born in Bethlehem and to be from David’s family is clear from Jn 7:42 (cf. Mic 5:2).

In Luke, 2; 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. Where Joseph and Mary went from Nazareth to Bethlehem because he was of the house and family line of David, to be registered fulfilling prophesies in Mic 5:2

A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace. Matthew 2:16-18

Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.  Matthew 2’16-18

In Matthew 2;13 the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.” 

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Matthew quotes from Jer 31:15; Matthew undoubtedly knew that the context calls Israel God’s “son” (Jer 31:20) and goes on to promise a new covenant (Jer 31:31 – 34). Reformation Study Bible Rachel, the mother, represents all Israel in her weeping, and the departure of Christ to Egypt is like the departure of Rachel’s sons, Joseph and Benjamin, to Egypt (Gen. 37:28; 43:15). 

Rachel, who was buried in Ramah (near Bethlehem, where the massacre took place)

 The ministry of Jesus is foreshadowed by Isaiah Matt. 3:16-17,

NIV Study Bible Notes The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus not to overcome sin (for he was sinless) but to equip him (see note on Jdg 3:10) for his work as the divine-human Messiah. like a dove. Either in the form of a dove or in a descent like a dove. 

It was a hallowed occasion, when all three members of the Trinity were evident.

He would appear in Galilee, be a light to Gentiles Matt. 4:12-13

He would perform miracles Matt. 11:4-5, Matt. 12:10-13, Matt. 9:32-33 John MacArthur in sermon on Blind for the Glory of God spoke these words concerning Jesus healing powers, “People with deformed and diseased organs were given new organs.  People with blind eyes given new eyes.  People who couldn’t hear given new ears.  Each is a creative work.  This consistent, John introduces the gospel by saying, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  Nothing that was made was made without him; all things were made by Him.  He is the creator, and we see Him create.  All of these healing miracles are supernatural acts of creation, taking something corrupted, something deformed, something diseased, something infected, and replacing it with something brand new.  The works of God through Christ. “

He would teach in parables Matt. 13:3, 13-15 

Matthew Henry compares the parables to the pillar of cloud and fire which enlightened Israel while confusing the Egyptians. The parables would be revealed to those who were sincerely interested but would prove “only an irritation to those who were hostile to Jesus.”

A parable is a short and simple story that teaches a religious or moral lesson. The parable of the Good Samaritan and the parable of the Prodigal Son are just two examples of the many parables attributed to Jesus, as recorded in the four gospels.

Jesus knew that the people were still at the human level of understanding, therefore, he spoke to them in parable in order for them to understand what he was saying. In Matthew contains 23 parables while in Luke there was 24 parables A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.

Jesus predicted that he would be rejected by Jewish leader Matt. 16:21; 21:38-39

Prior to His crucifixion Jesus predicted his death and resurrection to his disciples that he would be handed over to Elders, Chief Priest, and legal expects and would be crucified and die and after three days He would rise again.

NIV Application Commentary As much as he tries to get his disciples to understand the necessity of that mission, they continually misapprehend its significance. Instead of being a revolutionary liberator, Jesus will be a suffering Messiah, something that even his own disciples, let alone the crowds, have great difficulty fathoming. By claiming the necessity of suffering death at the hands of the religious leadership of Jerusalem, Jesus begins to reveal the ultimate destiny and purpose for his life’s ministry. Nothing must deter him from his mission. While this in a sense is martyrdom (the act of choosing death rather than renouncing one’s religious principles), it is not martyrdom in the traditional sense. While others in Jewish history had experienced martyrdom, it was for them a consequence of their convictions; for Jesus it is the purpose of his entrance to history (cf. 20:28).  Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for man

Matt.21;38-39  NKJV Study Bible The servants represent God’s messengers, the prophets, who were so shamefully treated by the Jewish leaders (see 1 Kin. 18:4; 19:10; 22:24; 2 Chr. 24:20, 21; Neh. 9:26; Jer. 2:30; 20:1, 2; 26:20–23; 37:15; 38:6).

 The son is Jesus, the Messiah. He also foretold his death and resurrection in John 3; 14-15 and in John 2; 18 His mission was to sacrifice Himself on the cross and take mankind sins and His Father wrath and to those who believe in His atoning works Jesus will replace with His righteousness. 

He would be oppressed Matt. 27:27-31

He would be silent before his accusers Matt. 27:12-14 Jesus’ silence fulfills Is. 53:7.

12  And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn’t answer. 14 But He didn’t answer him on even one charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

NIV Study Bible Notes Probably because he had never seen such behavior before. He had no idea that Jesus was carrying out his Father’s plan for the redemption of the world

Believer Bible Commentary wrote Pilate marveled greatly at the Defendant’s silence; He would not dignify even one of their charges with an answer. Probably never before had the governor seen anyone remain silent under such attack.

NIV Application Commentary Pilate has certainly heard of Jesus prior to this encounter, but he is not prepared for the sovereign silence that Jesus maintains in the middle of these threatening circumstances. Jesus recognizes the trial is a sham, so he does not grace the charade with a reply. His refusal to speak may bring to mind among Matthew’s readers the servant of Isaiah 53:7:

 

Matthew Henry wrote He was now taken up with the great concern that lay between him and his Father, to whom he was offering up himself a Sacrifice, to answer the demands of his justice, which he was so intent upon, that he minded not what they said against him.  His hour was come, and he submitted to his Father’s will. He will soon be the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world foretold John Baptist