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Terms of the new covenant, the law no longer exists in the form of a written code apart from Jesus. God’s law, in its spirit and intent, exists in Christ alone. He is greater than the law. The law kills, but the Spirit, which we receive by faith in Christ, gives life (2 Cor. 3:6). Fulfilling the law is through trusting him rather than obedience to an external written code.

Our spiritual connection with God is based on a personal relationship with Christ, not on obedience to an impersonal list of rules. Living faith can be to Jesus Christ only, because salvation is through him.



1 Kings 21:1-22:14 – We read of human sin and divine judgment (21:1-4,15-16,20-24). There is also something else here: the mercy of God – ‘Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days…’(29). The judgment of God will come – but not yet. It is held back by […]

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LAST DAYS COMMENT,,,,Second Timothy 3:1–4 gives us a clear picture of the state of the world before Jesus comes and most likely also describes the world in the days of Noah. That verse says, “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” It is becoming increasingly obvious that, to understand what the world was like in the days of Noah, we only need to watch the evening news.

(It will become so evil no one will need the HOLY SPIRIT. BESIDES?  he probably has already left the earth with the RAPTURE,,,MHO..}



“…by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. “ -Ephesians 2:8

CONSIDER AFRESH the often asked question on the above text: “What is referred to by the last phrase, “it is the gift of God?” Does the apostle teach that grace is the gift of God, or does he say it is salvation, or perhaps that faith is the gift of God?

Look first at the word ‘grace.’ Aside from the Apostle James’ reference to a flower’s vanished glory, both ‘grace’ and ‘favor’ in the New Testament King James Version are always a translation of the same Greek word, charis (khar’ece, Strong #5485). Its first definition in Strong’s Greek Lexicon is “graciousness,…of manner or act.” And it is of interest to note that Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary puts as its first definition of grace, “unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification.” So grace is favor, “unmerited favor.”

Salvation by Grace

Grace is, therefore, God’s unmerited favor – His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. The principal manifestation of God’s grace has heen in the form of a gift. We think the apostle meant that salvation is “the gift of God,” or, as emphatically put in the Greek, “of God is it the gift.” Salvation is not our achievement, but it is a gift from God. That truth is made stronger by contrast. It is ‘not of ourselves’ and “not of works.” Salvation is indeed the most extraordinary expression of God’s grace.

Salvation is of divine origin. But it is not anything that God was bound to arrange by the necessity of His nature. It is the result of His gracious will. Had it not been for His good pleasure, salvation would never have come. “By grace are ye saved.” The Greek grammar denotes not the act of being saved, but the fact of having been saved. God’s grace rather than human merit is the source of the whole arrangement. We are saved gratuitously. Salvation is a gift; it is not earned.


But what about faith? We inquire into this because, other than the clearly stated gift of miraculously-conferred faith (1 Cor. 12:9), some suggest that it is faith which “is the gift of God.” Certainly faith is a received quality. It is among blessings which answer to Paul’s rhetorical question, “what has thou that thou didst not receive?” (1 Cor. 4:7) But the elements of character which please God, among which is faith, as well as the temporal possessions and necessities held by Jesus’ disciples, are generally attained through conscious effort. They are ‘received’ through our cooperation amidst God’s overruling Providences.

Faith, wherever present, exists in the mind, and it is generated by the holy spirit’s influence of light and peace. Faith, in common with every other Christian virtue, exists in the heart that has responded to spiritual influences. Paul wrote that “all [men] have not faith.” (2 Thes. 3:2) That does not suggest, however, that those who have faith received it as “the gift of God” as though an answer to our question. It is one’s own mind and being that believes. It is not possible for God to believe for man, and convey that belief as a gift. The apostle wrote, rather, that “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. “-Rom. 10:17

Paul understood that faith is built and constructed; it grows and enlarges. He encouraged believers to increase in faith: “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.” (2 Thes. 1:3) ‘Soundness of faith’ comes through hearing, thinking, learning and trusting, and sometimes by victory following rebuke.-Titus 1:13

h. The gospel promises salvation, full and free. God’s loving mercy is the “good news” message to the sin-sick and weary-salvation offered freely to all, without money and without price.-Isa. 55:1-3

A living and active love for God expands with one’s enlarging appreciation of His unmerited favor in the great salvation. “We love Him, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) And when we come to love God and our Lord Jesus, we come to love those who are of the same mind. We grow in loving sympathy for our brethren in their fight of faith. And we come to love all mankind, so loved by God as to send His only begotten Son to suffer cruel death, the price of human redemption.

Gifts from God

Jesus was sent to “save his people from their sins. ” (Mat. 1:21) He came to save from death, which is caused by sin. The saved thus have eternal life.  “And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life and this life is in his Son. He that hath [belief in] the Son hath life; and he that hath not [belief in] the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:11,12) By God’s grace, salvation life is free as a gift through faith.

Christ our Lord.”  – Rom.6.23



Israel’s Destiny: Their Messiah Jesus

Posted on January 17, 2020


By David Ettinger

The Sad Present
Present-day Israel is blind. This according to the apostle Paul in Romans 11:25. What is Israel (the world’s Jewish population) blind to? Israel is spiritually blinded as to the identity of her Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. To the unsaved Jewish people, Jesus may have been a good man and wise teacher, but He’s no Messiah.


This rejection of Jesus has led to heartache for the Jewish people throughout the centuries, a legacy of satanically-provoked persecution which has periodically led to the ravaging of the Jewish population.

But soon, Israel’s legacy of heartache and persecution will be transformed into one of joy and blessing when the Jewish people embrace and accept their destiny: their Messiah Jesus.

Israel’s Rejection of Jesus Chronicled
It was a gut-wrenching moment for Jesus as He stood beyond the gates of Jerusalem. He had had a long day of preaching, teaching, and confrontation with the Jewish leadership. But as he looked to Jerusalem, his heart was breaking: His brothers and sisters in the flesh were on the verge of rejecting His claim of Messiahship; they would not accept His call for them to repent and turn to Him for forgiveness. In the anguish of his heart, he lamented:

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’” (Luke 13:34-35).


No, the Jewish people were not ready to accept Jesus, but, as Jesus duly noted, there will be a time when they will (“until the time comes”).

A very short time later, Israel would confirm Jesus’ words. While Jesus was on trial, the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate asked the Jewish leadership, “Shall I crucify your King?” They responded, “We have no king but Caesar” (John 19:15). Then, once the decision was made to crucify Jesus, Pilate exclaimed, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.” The tragic reply came back: “AND ALL THE PEOPLE said, ‘His blood shall be on us and on our children!’” (Matthew 27:24-25, emphasis added). Most scholars believe these two proclamations by the Jewish people were their official rejection of Christ.

The repercussions from this rejection have profoundly, tragically, and devastatingly haunted the Jewish people for almost 2,000 years.

God’s Protective Hand
Yet, despite the consequences experienced by Israel for her rejection of Christ, never for a second has God turned her back on His beloved Jewish people. Yes, He has severely disciplined her, but He has also protected and preserved her. In numerous instances throughout the Old Testament He has promised to bless and restore her, and He will do precisely that.

Miraculously, in 1948, God resurrected Israel as a nation, and over the decades He has been slowly gathering more and more of worldwide Jewry back to the land of Israel. However, according to the “Valley of Dry Bones” vision in Ezekiel 37, Israel is there physically, but not spiritually. For the most part, the Jews are a people who either have no regard for God, or worship Him according to works, not faith.


Israel’s Reconciliation to God
Rough days await Israel, particularly during “Daniel’s 70th week” (Daniel 9:24-27), the final seven years of this era of human history. But when these days end, Israel, on the brink of extinction, will finally look to her Messiah. Zechariah 12:10 says:

I [God the Father] will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me [Jesus the Son] whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

This will mark the moment of reconciliation between Israel and her Messiah.

It will also be at this moment when the Jewish people who survive the ravages the Antichrist at the end of the age will become a people spiritually. For God himself …

“… will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt … this is the covenant which I will make … I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people” (Jeremiah 31:31-33).

This will usher in the Millennial (1,000-year) Kingdom, where Christ will rule the world from Jerusalem: “At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they shall no more stubbornly follow their own evil heart” (Jeremiah 3:17).

It will be a time of blessing beyond imagination for Israel, a time of glory and joy for the Jewish people, a time when God’s Chosen People will at last embrace their destiny: their Messiah Jesus!

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For Freedom
Galatians 5:1, 13-15 ESV

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.”

Freedom in Christ Jesus, our Lord, is not freedom to continue in willful and habitual sin against God. Jesus didn’t die on that cross one day many years ago just to deliver us from the punishment of sin, but he died to deliver us from our slavery to sin, and to empower us to live godly and holy lives while we wait for his return (Tit. 2:11-14; Eph. 4:17-24; Rom. 6:1-23).

When we continue in sinful practices, if that is what we do, not only are we sinning against God, but we are sinning against others, either directly or indirectly. For, how we live our lives day in and day out does impact other people for good or for evil, whether we are willing to acknowledge that or not.

Love is thus not conducive to sinful lifestyles, for living in sin is by nature of the flesh, and it is selfish, and it is self-gratifying, and often it is bent on sin no matter who gets hurt in the process. That is the power of addiction. So, we can’t love others and be addicted to sin at the same time.

So, instead of living to please our flesh, we need to put on God’s love, and love one another as God loves us and gave his life up for our freedom from slavery to sin.

By the Spirit
Galatians 5:16-17 ESV

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.”

I hear so many people talk about how they continually “struggle” with (consistently give in to) sinful habits, as though Jesus didn’t already die to set them free. It is almost as though it is a badge that they wear.

And, today’s modern church facilitates the continuance of such consistent struggles with sinful practices, for it coddles them in their sin. And, it treats sin like a sickness that has no cure. And, it accepts lame excuses for continued and willful and even premeditated sinful practices which cause much harm to others, which go on sometimes for people’s lifetimes.

And, some churches even provide groups where these addicts can gather together to talk about how they fail continually, but not many of them actually counsel the addicts in how to be fully free from their chains. And, some of these groups actually discourage Bibles and reading scriptures and helping others to freedom in Christ, for they don’t want to offend anyone.

But, Jesus didn’t overly complicate it. He said through Paul that if we walk by the Spirit we will not fulfill (gratify) the lusts (desires) of the flesh. But, we have to walk by the Spirit, which means we have to have the Spirit living within us, and the only way that happens is by God’s grace through God-given faith in Jesus Christ which submits to Christ as Lord, and which forsakes sin and idols, and which follows our Lord in obedience.

It is not as hard to be free from slavery to sin as some people make it out to be. Will we be tempted? Yes! Will Satan “pull out all the stops” to get us to give in to sin? Yes! But greater is HE who is within us than he who is within the world. Satan has no power over us if we are truly in Christ. Jesus already won this battle for us. We just have to believe it, and we just have to put on his armor daily and fight off our enemy, and follow our Lord in obedience and in surrender to his will – ALL IN HIS POWER AT WORK WITHIN US!

Works of the Flesh
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV



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You saw me
Before my worst
Yet You said
I was yours

You watched over me
As I passed through shadows
Still You said
I was yours

You heard me
When I lost my way
There You said
You are mine

You spoke to me
As I rose again
And You said
You’ll always be mine

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