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GOD CREATOR AND HIS KINGDOM ARE BASED ON DIVINE, NOT HUMAN, LAW AND ORDER

August 2, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

GOD CREATOR AND HIS KINGDOM ARE BASED ON DIVINE, NOT HUMAN, LAW AND ORDER

“But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you set at naught your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” “So then everyone one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

Rom. 14:10, 12, A.V.

“The God who made the laws of the universe, who determined the laws of nature, also made the laws MAN’S MENTAL AND PHYSICAL NATURE. He is also the same God who gave the Ten Commandments as the guide of life [of man who He created in His image and likeness].”

“It was according to a predetermined plan that the law which demands the life of the transgressor should have as its author the One who was later to suffer the penalty for man’s transgression of it.”

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CREATOR OF THE WORLD AND THE WORLDS

July 31, 2020

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CREATOR OF THE WORLD AND THE WORLDS

“By whom also He made the worlds.”

Heb. 1: 2, A.V.

“It was through Christ that God ‘made the worlds.’ The One who took Adam’s place and was ‘appointed heir,’ is the Creator of all things. In making the world God used the Son as His Intermediary, not as one uses a tool, but as fellow worker.”

“That Christ is Creator indicates a division of activity among the members of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit has His work to do; so has the Son, and so has the Father. In the plan of God He who was to be man’s Redeemer [if and when he falls] was also the Creator.”

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THE FUNCTION OF GRACE IN THE LAW THAT GOVERNS HIS KINGDOM

July 16, 2020

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THE FUNCTION OF GRACE IN THE LAW THAT GOVERNS HIS KINGDOM

“Receive, I pray thee, the Law of His mouth, and lay up His words in thine heart.”

Job 22:22, A.V.

“Everything in nature, from the mote in the sunbeam, to the worlds in high, is under law. And upon obedience to these laws the order and harmony the natural world depend.

“So there are great principles of righteousness to control the life of INTELLIGENT beings, upon CONFORMITY to these principles the WELL-BEING of the universe depends.

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GOD’S PHILOSOPHY REVEALED IN HIS LAW OF TRUTH & RIGHTEOUSNESS

July 1, 2020

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GOD’S PHILOSOPHY REVEALED IN HIS LAW OF TRUTH & RIGHTEOUSNESS

“To the law and the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isa. 8:20, KJV.

“The wisdom and power of God, working upon the receptive [not doubting, murmuring or stubborn] heart, brings mind and character into harmony with the laws and rules of heaven. INDIVIDUALLY we must have the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in order to COMMUNICATE to the world the great facts of truth and righteousness.

“We are bidden to sound an ALARM [not a peace-and-safety message] to the people. The WATCHMAN must not fail now…..We are to instruct and guide souls look to Christ’s [not any man’s] example, to realize their obligation to Him, whose they are by creation and redemption. He is the OWNER of every man, woman. and CHILD that comes into the world. This became by paying the redemption price [with His own incarnate life].

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GOD’S LAW: MORE TO BE DESIRED THAN FINE GOLD

June 29 2020

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GOD’S LAW: MORE TO BE DESIRED THAN FINE GOLD

“Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.” Psalms 119: 127, KJV.

“In these days of peril shall we show less devotion to the truth of God, and less fervent attachment to His Law, than in former years? The very condition of things exists which Christ declared would be [by way of prophecy], prior to His second coming in power and glory.

“The prevailing ungodliness tends to paralyze and even to destroy true faith and piety. But THIS IS THE VERY TIME when the GOLD of Christian integrity will shine brighter, in contrast to the DROSS of hypocrisy and corruption. Now is the time for Christ’s CHOSEN to show their devotion to His service—the time for all His followers to BEAR THE NOBLEST TESTIMONY for their Master by standing FIRM against the prevailing evil.

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THE SANCTUARY AND GOD’S LAW

June 26, 2020

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THE SANCTUARY AND GOD’S LAW

“The temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was SEEN in His temple THE ARK OF HIS TESTAMENT.” Rev. 11:19, KJV.

“The ark of God’s Testament is in the holy of holies, the second apartment of the sanctuary. In the ministration of the earthly tabernacle, which served ‘unto the EXAMPLE and SHADOW of heavenly things’ this apartment was opened ONLY upon the great day of atonement, for the CLEANSING of the sanctuary.

“Therefore the announcement that the temple of God was OPENED in heaven, and the ark of His testament was seen, POINTS to the opening of the Most Holy place in the heavenly sanctuary, IN 1844, as Christ [in His office as our merciful High Priest] entered there to perform the CLOSING WORK of atonement.

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THE PERFECT LAW OF A PERFECT GOD vs THE IMPERFECT LAWS OF IMPERFECT MAN

June 25, 2020

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THE PERFECT LAW OF A PERFECT GOD vs THE IMPERFECT LAWS OF IMPERFECT MAN


“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.” Psalms.19:7, KJV.


“The laws which God have His ancient people were wiser, better, and more humane than those of the most civilized nations of the earth. The laws of nations bear the marks of infirmities and passions of the unrenewed [unconverted] heart]; but God’s law bears the stamp of the divine.

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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.