Blog for today 7/16/2018
Ahaz did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord his God, as his father David had done, II Kings 16:16.Humanity, everyone is or has a responsibility to do what is right in living out our lives. This is a dispensational universal truth for honoring the God who created and provided redemption. Both David and Ahaz did not do what was right all the time. What made the difference between the two men? One was a man after God’s own heart and the other a reprobate and condemned to eternal damnation. In Romans 4 it records God’s redemption was applied to David; what makes the difference. The success and failure relates to their faith when sin and failure occurred in their personal spiritual submission to the Holy Spirit. After being confronted with their sin one continued to trust God (David) for existence, forgiveness and desired a change and sought it that was in keeping with God’s holiness, righteousness and justice where the other man (Ahaz) turned to that which was right of his own imagination and practice refusing to repent, (turn from sin). I John 5:9-14, “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. (God the Son, Jesus Christ). He who believes in the Son of God, (phrase is deity) has the witness in himself, (God the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 1:13,14); he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” Romans 10:13, John 1:12.
(2 Kings 16:16 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord his God, as his father David had done. 3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out from before the children of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
"If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace
of God which is given me to you-ward"
"According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:" "Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began." "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 3:1-3, 8-9; 6:19; Romans 16:25,26; Colossians 1:23-29, Ephesians 2:8-10
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands, (religion, Ephesians 2:8,9), Genesis.1:1, John 1:1, 4, 14. And he is not served by human hands (no works or efforts by mankind can accomplish this relationship, Titus 3:5), as if he needed anything, because He himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man (Adam and Eve, Romans 5) He made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them (when you will live) and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him (Romans 10:17, “consequently, faith comes from hearing the message” - the message reveals the object of salvation, Hebrews 11:1, 6), “and the message is heard through the word of Christ”, [John 1:12, 1 John 5:1-14, Romans 10:13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus will be saved].) and (Will you today reach out to Him.) perhaps reach out for him, (TRUST Him) and (YOU will) find him (faith in Him is when your trust is exercised), though he is not far from each one of us (Romans 5:6 -8, you see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. --- God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.) ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.'
Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children — with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the LORD, O my soul.
* Who is this Jesus?
A person who hears and accepts God’s truth for today's dispensation,
The Dispensation of Grace
"He that has ears to hear, let him hear." "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Luke 14:35b, Romans 10:17
Prayer of faith and hearing
The work of God for the salvation in today's dispensation of Grace:
The Lord Jesus Christ said, "No man can come to Him except the Father which has sent Him draws them:" and the one who receives Him would raise up from death. Jesus Christ said about His crucifixion that, "He would be crucified and raised to life again," finishing redemption. Being alive, the Father would draw all men unto Himself by Christ Jesus.
Jesus Christ draws by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit reproves the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment: Of sin, because one sins of their choosing, therefore, every individual is a sinner by nature and chose. They have not believed on Jesus Christ by rejecting Him; and the righteousness which He offers. Sin is in one’s heart when you refuse to believe. Jesus went to His Father and finished the work of redemption for you and when you reject this truth, the good news of forgiveness sin is in your heart. Jesus Christ has judged the prince of this world (Satan) and offers redemption to anyone who accepts God's work for them! John 6:44, John 12:32, John 16:8 -11
Prayer of faith and hearing to know Jesus
The person who receives God’s truth will accept Responsibility for Being a Sinner and their need of God's grace in today's dispensation
"There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." "Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips." "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness." "Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know." "There is no fear of God before their eyes." for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned - death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. Romans 3:11 -18, 23, Romans 5:12, 14 - 16
The person who receives God’s truth - will repent and in doing so in this dispensation receives forgiveness and the just requirement for the payment of sin will be applied:
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men everywhere to repent: Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised him from the dead." "Or do you despises the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?" "For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death." "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." Acts 17:30, 31, Romans 2:4, 2 Corinthians 7:10, 2 Peter 3:9
Prayer of faith and hearing to repent
Salvation can be yours because in this dispensation the requirement was paid by our Lord Jesus Christ and offered as a gift. All ones needs to do is personal trust by committing their life to Him:
"That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that gave birth, loves him also that is born of Him." "Therefore let all - know assuredly, that God has made - Jesus, whom you have crucified, (by sin inherited and committed) both Lord and Christ." "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes; -" "For there is no difference -: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him." "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: "Not of works, lest any man should boast."Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" "And put no difference between us -, purifying our hearts by faith." "--, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, -." "But all who received Him, (Jesus Christ by faith) to them gave he power to become the sons of God, - to them that believe (have faith) on his name:" "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. " Romans 10:9, 1 John 5:1, Acts 2:36, Romans 1:16, Romans 10:12b, Galatians 3:26, Ephesians 2:8,9, Titus 3:5, Acts 15:9, Acts 16:31, John 1:12, Romans 10:13.
Prayer of faith for salvation
After you Receive the Lord Jesus Christ into your life go through the follow-up to help you grow in your understanding - Follow-up assurance Help
Those Who reject or have not considered Salvation will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire During the Dispensation of the Fullness of Time
If a person reject this truth
"And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people." Acts 3:23
Prayer of faith and hearing
Today is the day of Salvation
Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart. Hebrews 3:7
A person not saved in this dispensation:
" Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." Romans 8:9
Prayer of faith and hearing salvation
"Today is the day of salvation It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth...salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Act 4:10-12
If a person refuses to repent and turn to Jesus Christ he will perish:
"I tell you, Nay: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:3
Prayer of faith and hearing salvation
Today is the day of salvation
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6
Jesus says unto you, "that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins." John 8:24
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the bodies of the dead that were in it, and the graves the dead bodies and the spirits of the bodies which were in Hell gave up the lost that were in it, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hell were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, him or her was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:10-15
Today is the day of Salvation:
To be made clean,
to become holy, and
to become a saint written in the Book of Life.
Now is the time of God's favor, God's heart's desire is that no one perish but people do because they reject God or God's provision because they choose to be sinners and defiled, unclean, corrupted, god's to themselves, do it their own way, do nothing, refuse to take reasonability for their defilement which Satan has blinded and you have let him.
2 Corinthians 6:2