God has been poorly represented in regard to discipline and chastisement. Because of man’s addiction to appeasing his own flesh and conscience, we view correction from God as punishment. When understood in context of our New Covenant identity we see that there is no need to be afraid God, even his discipline. Jesus is a sufficient sacrifice which bore the sin of the world, there is nothing left unpaid that needs to be punished for believers. Believers
This is a question that every believer wrestles with at some point in their journey with God. I’ll give you my conclusion first then explain further. If it’s possible to walk away from salvation it’s not based on your continued or willful sin, it would be because you stop believing in Jesus as your righteousness. Nothing but the Blood Righteousness is in the blood of Jesus alone, offered in the Heavenly Holy of Holies. The perfect
In understanding the role of the high priest, we can better comprehend the significance of Christ offering Himself for our sins once for all. Through Christ’s sacrifice for us, we are sanctified and made holy in him. By entering God’s presence with his own blood after his resurrection, Christ has secured our “eternal redemption.” I believe Jesus literally entered into that Heavenly Most Holy Place and presented his blood as the redemption of those who would receive his offer by
We can only relate to God based on his terms and conditions. He established those terms by giving us the sacrificial system governed by priests and undergirded by the Law only after we sinned and created a separation in our hearts. The sacrificial system was just a physical system given to prepare the hearts and minds of the people to receive the real thing or the life-giving sacrifice when it was manifest in the earth, which is Jesus.
We have one method to inspire the world to believe in Jesus…love. The body of Christ loving one another to the degree that unbelievers are drawn to God is the way of the Kingdom. Loving the world to the point that God’s goodness draws them to repentance is the way of the Kingdom. Sure the gifts are available to manifest through every believer but the motivation for such power is also love. That’s it, love.
Love is the motivation for the Gospel. Love is the reason God is moved. God’s love for you is the very reason Jesus manifest in the earth. Love is the simplest and most powerful force in the world. Love is an action. Love brings unity. I’d like to propose an idea, but first let me build the idea with a few scriptures. Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is
If you are a believer in the finished work of Jesus you have been sealed with God’s Holy Spirit of promise and you’ve been made to be a new creature. You’ve been given a new heart and a new spirit. This new heart is no longer wicked and deceitful, it’s encoded with God’s Word. It’s now natural for you to follow God. Ezekiel 36:25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall