Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Come, Become Overcome, Overcome, Welcome By John D. LaVier




Come, Become Overcome,  Overcome, Welcome
 By John D.  LaVier 

Come


What a wonderful word of invitation, found many times over on the pages of Holy Writ. In the early chapters of the Bible we hear God's call to Noah: "Come thou and all thy house into the ark." In the middle of the Book is His invitation of old: "Come now, and let us reason together; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Also through Isaiah He said: "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." In the last chapter of the Bible an invitation is still extended: "The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whomever will, let him take the water of life freely." All through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, and in every age, God calls sinful man to Himself. The Saviour says, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest," and the promise is made, "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." Of course, John 6:44 is true: "No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him." Salvation is all of God, from first to last, and thus we sing: "He drew me, and I followed on, charmed to confess the voice divine."

Become Overcome


First we come and then we become! We become saints, saved by the grace of God. We become sons; sons of God through faith in Christ, for "as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." We become heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. We become the righteousness of God in Christ, and accepted and complete in Him. We become without condemnation in Christ, justified by His blood. We become new creatures, for "if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." We become members of the Body of Christ, made one with Him who is the Head and joined to Him in a union that can never be broken. We become citizens of heaven, raised up with Christ and seated in the heavenlies in Him. We become partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, awaiting that day when we shall be manifested with Christ in glory. We become ambassadors for Christ, entrusted with the wonderful message of grace and reconciliation. We become the workmanship of God, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, for having become saints, we are now to walk as becometh saints. We are to "speak the things which become sound doctrine," and our manner of life is to be "as it becometh the gospel of Christ."


Overcome


The Apostle John, in his epistles, and also in the Apocalypse, has much to say about overcomers and overcoming. However, this language is not to be found in the Pauline letters addressed to us. In them we are seen as being "in Christ," seated with Him "far above all" and with "all things under His feet." As members of the Body of Christ we are seen as having already overcome all "in Him." In ourselves there is nothing but failure, but in Him there is nothing but victory. We can do nothing in our own strength, but "we can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth us." Of ourselves, we are weak, but we can be "strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might." We need never know defeat, for "we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." To be "more than conqueror" means to be unconquerable. We can overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil; not in our own strength, but in Him. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is operative in us, and we are to reckon ourselves dead to sin but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. We are to yield ourselves unto God, as those alive from the dead, and our members as instruments of righteousness unto God. We are to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Then we have the victory that overcomes all, and can exult: "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.

Welcome

The word welcome is not to be found in the Bible, but certainly the thought is many times expressed. In that which has been referred to as his swan song, Paul wrote: "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand ... Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing." When the old warrior penned these words he was doubtless anticipating the glad welcome by his Lord in glory, and not only His welcome but also His "well done." And surely it will be a royal welcome for each one of the Lord's own. He who loved us, and gave himself for us, must even now be eagerly waiting for that day when He shall return "with grace on His brow, like a halo of glory, to receive from the world "His own."


O Lord Jesus, how long,
How long, ere we shout the glad song,
Christ returneth! Halleluja
Hallelujah! Amen. Hallelujah! Amen!


Recovery Of Truth - O'Hair - YouTube  


 How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Don't Study the Grace Message! - by Pastor Ricky Kurth


Don't Study the Grce Message!

by Pastor Ricky Kurth

You heard me! Don’t study dispensationalism, study the Bible dispensationally. Rightly dividing the Word is the key to understanding the Bible, but what do you do with a key? You don’t study it. Once you know how it works, you use it to unlock the lock for which it was designed. Well, once you understand the principle of right division, use it to unlock the Scriptures it was designed to open to your understanding.

If you are a grace pastor or teacher, don’t teach dispensationalism, “preach the Word” (2 Tim. 4:2) dispensationally considered. Brother Les Feldick has done a tremendous job of reaching people with the truth of the rightly divided Word, grounding them in it, and helping them grow in it, all by simply teaching through the Bible, verse by verse, “according to the revelation of the mystery” (Rom. 16:25). The saints to whom you minister can flourish under the same type of ministry.

So whether you are a grace believer or even a grace pastor, don’t study the grace message. If that’s all you do, you will never be able to answer the challenges our opponents raise to the truth. But the man of God who has studied every verse they cite in its context will be thoroughly equipped to “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim. 6:12), “war a good warfare” (1 Tim. 1:18), and “please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Tim. 2:4)

Recovery Of Truth - O'Hair - YouTube  


 How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Apostle Of Grace - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Did you know that St. Paul was chosen by God as the apostle of grace? He was God’s great example of grace, the “chief of sinners” saved by grace (1 Tim. 1:12-16). To him was committed “the dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph. 3:2). He was sent forth to proclaim “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

Paul wrote far more about grace than any other Bible writer. All his epistles open or close (or both) with the salutation “Grace be to you.” He declares:

“We have redemption through [Christ’s] blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).
He shows how this grace was planned for believers in ages past:

“Who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and [His own] grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (II Tim. 1:9).
He shows how this grace will be ours in ages to come:

“That in the ages to come, He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:7).
He shows how this grace is greater than all our sins:

“Where sin abounded grace did much more abound” (Rom. 5:20).
He shows how grace gives us a righteous standing before God:
“Being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24).
He shows how God’s grace has given believers a position in heaven:
“[He] hath… made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus… for by grace are ye saved, through faith….” (Eph. 2:6,8).
He shows how God’s grace is sufficient for our difficulties and can help us to live consistent Christian lives:

“My grace is sufficient for thee” (II Cor. 12:9).
 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (II Cor. 9:8).

Accept salvation “by grace, through faith” as “the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8,9), and eternal life is yours.

Recovery Of Truth - O'Hair - YouTube  


 How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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