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  • We must be willing to be made willing

    We do not have to be willing to do the will of God.

    We have to be willing to be made willing to do His will.

    Psalm 23
    A psalm of David.

    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
    3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
    4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
    6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

    Notice David does not write about what he (David) does; but what The Lord does in his life. Salvation is NOT our work, but the work of The Lord in our life.

    What is our work:

    John 6 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
    29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

    Of course Satan believes that Jesus exists. To believe in Jesus means that one will trust in Jesus.
    Jesus said to them, “This is the work of God, that you put your trust in the One He has sent.”

    Yeshua answered, “Here’s what the work of God is: to trust in the one he sent!”
    Jesus answered, “This is the work of God: that you believe [adhere to, trust in, rely on, and have faith] in the One whom He has sent.”


    The Holy Spirit writes through Paul:

    1 Col 1
    15 Christ is the exact likeness of the unseen God. He existed before God made anything at all, and, in fact, 16 Christ himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for his own use and glory. 17 He was before all else began and it is his power that holds everything together. 18 He is the Head of the body made up of his people—that is, his Church—which he began; and he is the Leader of all those who arise from the dead, so that he is first in everything; 19 for God wanted all of himself to be in his Son.
    20 It was through what his Son did that God cleared a path for everything to come to him—all things in heaven and on earth—for Christ’s death on the cross has made peace with God for all by his blood. 21 This includes you who were once so far away from God. You were his enemies and hated him and were separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions, yet now he has brought you back as his friends. 22 He has done this through the death on the cross of his own human body, and now as a result Christ has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are standing there before him with nothing left against you—nothing left that he could even chide you for; 23the only condition is that you fully believe the Truth, standing in it steadfast and firm, strong in the Lord, convinced of the Good News that Jesus died for you, and never shifting from trusting him to save you. This is the wonderful news that came to each of you and is now spreading all over the world. And I, Paul, have the joy of telling it to others.

    ONLY is an adverb that has to do with ONE. There is ONE condition to being saved.

    That ONE condition is to trust Jesus to save you.

    We have to believe that

    We have to stand in it steadfast and firm

    strong in the Lord

    Convinced of the good news that Jesus died for you

    and never shifting from trusting him to save you.

    We do the trusting in Jesus

    Jesus does the saving

    We can not save ourselves in any way

    If we could get even one blessing from God by our efforts, then Jesus did not have to die.



  • #2
    Amen to that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Hollander View Post
      Amen to that.

      Thanks for the reply Steve.

      1 Col 1:19 for God wanted all of himself to be in his Son.

      Christ is the ONLY begotten Son of God.

      As to His manhood, He is the Son of God and son of Mary. Mary is NOT the mother of God, but the mother of the manhood of Christ. For He is her Father and Creator. His Manhood is a little lower than the angels as the author of Hebrews tells us.

      But as to his Godhood, Christ is the one and only God.

      We have this scripture in Isaiah:


      9:
      6 For unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given: and the government is upon his shoulder, and he shall call his name, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of peace.

      The child born unto us is the Christ child of course.

      The,
      He, that will call His Name, is God the Father of all, of course.

      Now God will call the Christ child,
      THE MIGHTY GOD. - That is the One and Only Mighty God, and there is no other God. Christ is not one of the mighty gods. BUT He is The One and Only Mighty God.

      Now God will also call Christ,
      THE EVERLASTING FATHER.

      Christ is
      THE Everlasting Father, which means there is but one and only one Everlasting Father, who of course is God the Father of all.

      Christ is also the
      EVERLASTING Father. Which means He has always been the Father, is The Father, and always will be the Father. Now the Manhood of Christ has not always existed but was born of God and Mary. But The Godhood of Christ has always been and will always be.

      That is why Christ could says He has no beginning and no end. That is why He could say He is the First and the Last. Now you can not have more than one who is First. If there were three who were first, they would not all be first, OR they could only be called one of the first. But Christ said he was
      THE First. That means He is The One and Only First One.

      His Godhood is The Creator and The Father of all. The One and Only First One. He has no beginning or no end.

      God means the One Supreme one. If there is more than one god, than none of those are a real God. For none would be supreme, or then if one was supreme, then only that supreme one would be God.

      If The Godhood of Christ is not the one and only Supreme God, then he is not God at all, but something less than God, which would mean that he would not be God at all.

      If the Godhood of Christ is one iota less than The Supreme God, then He is not God at all, and we would all be dead in our sins. For God had to die for our sins for us to be forgiven.

      Lou Newton
      Last edited by Lou Newton; February 6, 2016, 09:14 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post


        Thanks for the reply Steve.

        1 Col 1:19 for God wanted all of himself to be in his Son.

        Christ is the ONLY begotten Son of God.

        As to His manhood, He is the Son of God and son of Mary. Mary is NOT the mother of God, but the mother of the manhood of Christ. For He is her Father and Creator. His Manhood is a little lower than the angels as the author of Hebrews tells us.

        But as to his Godhood, Christ is the one and only God.

        We have this scripture in Isaiah:


        9:
        6 For unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given: and the government is upon his shoulder, and he shall call his name, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of peace.

        The child born unto us is the Christ child of course.

        The,
        He, that will call His Name, is God the Father of all, of course.

        Now God will call the Christ child,
        THE MIGHTY GOD. - That is the One and Only Mighty God, and there is no other God. Christ is not one of the mighty gods. BUT He is The One and Only Mighty God.

        Now God will also call Christ,
        THE EVERLASTING FATHER.

        Christ is
        THE Everlasting Father, which means there is but one and only one Everlasting Father, who of course is God the Father of all.

        Christ is also the
        EVERLASTING Father. Which means He has always been the Father, is The Father, and always will be the Father. Now the Manhood of Christ has not always existed but was born of God and Mary. But The Godhood of Christ has always been and will always be.

        That is why Christ could says He has no beginning and no end. That is why He could say He is the First and the Last. Now you can not have more than one who is First. If there were three who were first, they would not all be first, OR they could only be called one of the first. But Christ said he was
        THE First. That means He is The One and Only First One.

        His Godhood is The Creator and The Father of all. The One and Only First One. He has no beginning or no end.

        God means the One Supreme one. If there is more than one god, than none of those are a real God. For none would be supreme, or then if one was supreme, then only that supreme one would be God.

        If The Godhood of Christ is not the one and only Supreme God, then he is not God at all, but something less than God, which would mean that he would not be God at all.

        If the Godhood of Christ is one iota less than The Supreme God, then He is not God at all, and we would all be dead in our sins. For God had to die for our sins for us to be forgiven.

        Lou Newton
        That's a hard pill to swallow for the majority of believers. It must be revealed to us. Thanks for the clarification Lou.

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