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WE PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE NATURE IMPARTED THRU THE DIVINE POWER OF CHRIST’S HUMAN NATURE AS GOD IN THE FLESH

October 2, 2020

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WE PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE NATURE IMPARTED THRU THE DIVINE POWER OF CHRIST’S HUMAN NATURE AS GOD IN THE FLESH

“To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, as His DIVINE POWER has given to us all things that PERTAIN to LIFE and GODLINESS, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us EXCEEDINGLY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES, that through these you may be PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust [unholy, worldly, carnal desires and the lust of the eye and the flesh’].”

2 Pet. 1:1-4, NKJV.

The Incarnation: “Layon aside His royal robe and kingly crown, Christ clothes His divinity with humanity, that human beings might be RAISED from their degradation [caused by sin], and placed on vantage ground.

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THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST IS NOT THE ‘MISSING LINK’ BUT THE GOLDEN LINK THAT UNITES HUMANITY TO DIVINITY

October 1, 2020
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THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST IS NOT THE ‘MISSING LINK’ BUT THE GOLDEN LINK THAT UNITES HUMANITY TO DIVINITY

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed in in the world, received up into glory.”

1 Tim. 3:16, KJV.

“It will be profitable to contemplate the DIVINE CONDESCENSION, the SACRIFICE, the SELF-DENIAL, the HUMILIATION, the RESISTANCE the Son of God encountered in doing His work for fallen men.

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OUR MARCHING ORDERS: FORWARD AND UPWARD

September 28, 2020

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OUR MARCHING ORDERS: FORWARD AND UPWARD

“Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward [not backward].”

Exo. 14:15, A.V.

In any journey, undertaking, enterprise or mission, failure to move forward is actually falling backward. In spiritual matters, it is backsliding. In nature, if a plant is not growing, it is dying.

“The history of the children of Israel is written for the instruction and admonition of all Christians. When the Israelites were overtaken by dangers and difficulties, and their way seemed hedged up [just like right now], THEIR FAITH [in God and in His word] FORSOOK THEM, and they murmured against the leader whom God had appointed for them.

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THE HELMET OF SALVATION FOR THE MIND

September 22, 2020

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THE HELMET OF SALVATION FOR THE MIND

“And the helmet of salvation.”

Eph. 6:17.

All that Goliath carelessly did was to move his heavy helmet, exposing his massive forehead: little David spotted that slight opening, swung his slingshot that he mastered using against wild beasts as he protected his flock. The smooth stone projectile found hit bullseye on Goliath’s forehead and tide of the war turned in victory for Israel’s army against the superior forces of their Philistine enemies. That’s how vulnerable even the strongest man is if his forehead, his mind is unprotected with the helmet of salvation in the daily battlefield of life.

“God bids us fill the mind with great thoughts, pure thoughts. He desires us to MEDITATE on His love and mercy, to STUDY His wonderful work in the great plan of redemption.

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THE GREATER SENSE IN WHICH CHRIST JESUS IS ‘THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON’ OF GOD THE FATHER

September 1, 2020

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THE GREATER SENSE IN WHICH CHRIST JESUS IS ‘THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON’ OF GOD THE FATHER

“Having become so much better than the angels, as He has BY INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than they [the angels]. FOR to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son, today I have begotten You?” Heb. 1:4,5. None of course!

“‘This day I have begotten Thee.’ According to Acts 13: 32,33 previously quoted, this was by the RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD.”

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OUR INDIVIDUAL STANDING BEFORE GOD

July 26, 2020

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OUR INDIVIDUAL STANDING BEFORE GOD

“And He said to them, you will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal Yourself!’ Whatever we have heard in Capernaum, do also here in Your country. Then He said, ‘Assuredly [verily, verily, KJV], I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his country.’”

Luke 4: 23,24, NKJV. (Read verses 16-30).

Then He added, “But of a truth I say unto you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land; and to none of them was Elijah sent, but ONLY to Zarepath, in the land of Sidon, unto a WOMAN WHO WAS A WIDOW. And there were MANY LEPERS IN ISRAEL in the time of Elisha the prophet; and NONE of them was cleansed, BUT only Naaman, the Syrian.” Luke 4:23-27, R.V.”

“By this revelation of events in the lives of the PROPHETS, Jesus met the questionings of His hearers. The servants whom God had chosen for a special work were not allowed to labor for a HARDHEARTED and UNBELIEVING people.”

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THE BURDEN OF THE LAST MESSAGE STILL MINGLED WITH MERCY TO THE WORLD

June 24, 2020

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THE BURDEN OF THE LAST MESSAGE STILL MINGLED WITH MERCY TO THE WORLD

“All His commandments are sure. They stand fast forever and ever and are done in truth and uprightness.” Psalms 111:7,8 KJV.

When the laws of man, themselves blatant breakers of God’s law or even lawless or “a law to themselves,” enact laws and enforce them, the “fruit” or the result is only as good, reliable, truthful, lasting and righteous as the “trees” that bore them or from where they were plucked or fell from.

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THE SABBATH POINTS TO NATURE AND NATURE POINTS TO THE CREATOR

June 1, 2020

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THE SABBATH POINTS TO NATURE AND NATURE POINTS TO THE CREATOR

“All things were created by the Son of God. ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God….All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.’ John 1:1-3,KJV.

“And since the Sabbath is a MEMORIAL of the work of creation, it is a TOKEN of the love and power of Christ.  The Sabbath calls our attention to nature, and brings us into communion with the Creator. In the song of the birds, the sighing of the trees, and the music of the sea, we may hear His VOICE who talked with Adam in Eden in the cool of the day.

“And as we behold His power in nature we find COMFORT, for the Word that created all things is that which SPEAKS LIFE to the soul. He ‘who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.’ 2 Cor. 4:6.