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Saturday, 07 March 2015 19:36

We are justified by grace, Titus 3:5 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; 6. Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

We are Justified by Faith,  Rom 5:1  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. Man cannot make peace with God,

“if blood has already been shed then peace is made already.  God Himself has made it, and that is enough for faith and therefore by faith, we have fellowship with God in the knowledge and joy of accomplished Redemption.” From C.H.M “ Notes on Leviticus Page 95

We are Justified by the Blood, Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  1 Cor 11:25  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood ; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It is His blood, the blood of Christ, that was shed for you, Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood ,

The Grace of God's Provision PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 February 2015 17:33


(Gen 2:1)  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

(Gen 2:2)  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

(Gen 2:3)  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

He did not rest because He was tired but to declare that everything needed had already been supplied!

In every weekly Sabbath the Children of Israel were to cease completely from all their labours as a reminder that all they needed was and is supplied by the Grace of God.

Every Saturday they would remember that they could not work for or earn God's grace, that everything they had and everything they would ever need had already been seen to. Gene Cunningham, The Basics

And every day we have God’s promises for our supply, Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. We see here prayer in four ways:

1. By prayer Proseuchomai meaning to approach God as face to face.  When we go to Him in prayer we are saying: You are able to take care of us.

2. Supplication deesis.  It is a prayer that recognizes a great need – it is asking for something.

3. Thanksgiving eucharistia the roots of this word  is charis meaning grace. In giving thanks we acknowledge everything comes from His grace.


4.  Request from aiteo a word for petitions made to One who is Superior to us.  When Philippians 4:6 is practiced the Peace of God can be experienced, Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God , which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Christ Your Victory PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 February 2015 17:31


When Christ said, It is finished in John 19:30 all of the elements of the Gospel had not been completed: the Resurrection had not yet happened.  Christ had finished His earthly life as the Perfect Lamb of God and in doing so He overcame the World for you.  And as the Perfect Lamb of God on the cross took your sin (all sin of all time of all Isaiah 53:6) and said it is finished and three days later the FATHER raised Him from the dead, Romans 1:4. He is your Victory.

He was touched by the pressures that touch you. Therefore, He can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities, Hebrews 4:15. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

He is capable of sympathizing, for He was at the same time tempted without sin, and yet truly tempted [Bengel]. In Him alone we have an example suited to men of every character and under all circumstances. In sympathy He adapts himself to each, as if He had not merely taken on Him man’s nature in general, but also the peculiar nature of that single individual.  Copied from J.F.B

That means He knows how unique you are and your circumstances.

He was touched by the suffering in life, Hebrews 5:7&8 . He was touched by families and their sorrow, John 11:33-36. He understands and is able to handle the pressures of life that touch you, your family and you can enter that rest by faith, Psalm 91:2.

You touch Him by faith, Hebrews 4:7 Unbelief will send you to hell, John 3:17-18 and unbelief will deny you (the saved) the Moment by Moment Peace of God your Saviour wants you to enjoy by ceasing your efforts to achieve victory and entering His Rest of accomplishment.



Every Day Rest PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 February 2015 17:29


Hebrews 4:4-9 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.  And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.  Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.   For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.  There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

We enter the Rest of God in Salvation by believing on Christ for eternal life, John 6:47. We enter this rest – Every Day Rest- by believing what Christ said in John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. If He won the Victory for me then I can rest in that victory:  the Victory that He has already won for me.

In our study of the Burnt Offering, we found that Christ is acceptable to God, for He did always the things that pleased the Father.  His desire in His humanity was to please the Father, John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. Then the Father said, Mark 1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. There is no mention of sin in the burnt offering and as our sin offering He (Christ) becomes our burnt offering.  He makes our sacrifice of service, worship and praise well pleasing unto the LORD, Phil. 4:18. Therefore as being in Christ we are acceptable, Ephesians 1:6

In every pressure of life we can rest, enjoy the Peace of God, because of the Work of Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:


Christ was given to you by God, John 3:16. And HE (God) included you in all of the Work accomplished by Christ.  Rest in Him!

He Overcame the World for Us PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 January 2015 20:01

Hebrews 3:15-19

Crossing the Red Sea pictures being saved crossing Jordan pictures the Promised Land.  The Promised Land is Spiritual maturity; it is not heaven.  In the Promised Land there were battles to fight; there are no wars in heaven.  The LORD promised them a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of peace and rest but they had to posses the land.  They had to enter the land in obedience to the LORD.  He promised to give them the victory, Deuteronomy  1: 29-33. He actually went before them and prepared the way.

Their unbelief stopped them at the border, Hebrews 3:9-11 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) Their unbelief stopped them but not their children, Deuteronomy 1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it. Let me say here, don’t give up on your children ever, regardless of age.  Also, you don’t really know the age of accountability.  Num 32:11  Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me: So many people as they get older quit. They quit on the LORD; quit following, quit serving, quit presenting their bodies to Him.  Don’t quit, your children need you.

Their unbelief resulted in a great loss, Hebrews 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? Therefore failure to go on maturity is a sin.

Their story is written for our learning, Rom 15:4  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning , that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

1. Their first battle in the Promised Land was a fortified city, Jericho.  It was a strange test but it was a test of obedience,  Joshua 6:1-20.   Their lesson to learn was that it is the LORD who gives the victory.  He collapsed the walls.  Jericho was a test of resting in God.  There was nothing they could do but rest in His Promise.

2. On our way to spiritual maturity we will face fortified cities but it will not be cities like Jericho.  It will be fortified cities but it will be on the inside (matters of the heart).  Our battles are not taking a physical city but one of believing the promises of God , 2 Cor 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

3. We have greater privileges than they did, Jesus said, John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Christ is greater than the law, He is greater than Moses, He is greater than Angels and He greater than the world.   As a Child of God we enjoy greater blessing and we have greater privileges than the Jews enjoyed because we are of His House, Hebrews 3:6 They had a great teacher in Moses but  we have One Greater, Christ.  We must learn to accept the victory we have in Christ,  John 16:33.

4.  They did not have the right mixture , Heb 4:2  For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Faith is believing, that God is able. They looked at the enemy and said too great, too tall, too strong rather than believing God and living in the light of His promised victory.

It is not up to us to accomplish the victory or work out the victory but rather to rest in Christ, who is our victory.  (Isa 26:3)  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isa 26:4)  Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:


The Test of Faith PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2014 19:54

1 Sam 10:8 And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.

..Without faith it is impossible to please God…” we find this recorded in Hebrews 11:6. The test of faith is a test of obedience to the Word of God. So when Samuel delayed his coming to the last possible moment Saul was overcome with uncertainty. 1 Sam 13:8-11  And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him. And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.  And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.  And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philisties gathered themselves together at Michmash;

Evidently Samuel waited until the last day, in order for Saul’s character to be tested and Saul failed the test of faith.

The LORD is never late; it is our unbelief that sets time constraints and boundaries for the LORD. To believe God in your test of faith brings honour and glory to God and it benefits us. 1 Peter 1:7-8 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

There is always that little word believe. Do you believe God? Will you believe God? Trust Him with the outcome!




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