The Gospel and God's Word
The reason for the season; the GOSPEL
by, 04-15-2017 at 04:19 AM (125 Views)
Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of Yahovah (GOD) has risen on you! For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people. But Yahovah shall rise on you, and His glory shall be seen on you. And nations shall walk to the light, and kings to the brightness of your dawning. For that which may be known of God is manifest (shining) in us; for God hath shewed (illuminated) us. For when we, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are the Law themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another; ) Illuminated (enlighted) to be the epistle of Christ.... written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; for it is He that worketh in us both to will and do HIS good pleasure. HE who hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance (illumination); which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? Because that which is written and engraved in our hearts and minds so that we do it, manifests the Glory of GOD. For it is HE that works in us both to will and do HIS good pleasure.
So once again we share, let's walk in the Faith. For GOD has said, "Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ, the Word, all that GOD would have us be. HIS Commandments down from above: ) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ, the Word, all that GOD would have us be. HIS Commandments again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word (Christ; the Word, the commandments manifested in the flesh, Our flesh) is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, in thy heart, and in thy hand: that we may do it; that is, the word of faith, which we preach. And that is the Gospel, the Kingdom of GOD (CHRIST) in you. For GOD hath said, "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them." And HE shall be our GOD and we shall be HIS people, For it is GOD that works in us both to will and do HIS good pleasure. Christ (the Word, His Commandments, GOD's will ) in us the hope of Glory. For without this faith it is impossible to please GOD.
(Isaiah 60:1-3; Rom 1:19; 2:14-15; 2Co 3:3-8; Romans 10:6-8; Deut. 30:11-14 ; Hebrews 8:10,11; Jeremiah 31:33; Rom 8:3-4 )
We are to be the LAW by HIS indwelling, not by beholding what was written in stone and parchment but by the finished work HE has done through Christ on our hearts and minds. For we are dead nevertheless we live, yet not us, but Christ liveth in us; and the life we now live in the flesh we live by the Faith of the Son of GOD.
This is the circumcision made without hands. For we are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power... in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ. For he is not a Jew (celebrated; praised), which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew (celebrated; praised), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also we are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the deadů So let's walk in newness of life. Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin be destroyed. Nullified, so that we no longer serve; do it. For the one that died has been made innocent (righteous); separated from sin by the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ through HIS resurrection. We have been made whole; shining ones. Christ in us, and GOD in Him, that we may be made perfect in one; So shine and go and sin no more, that the world may know GOD and He whom HE sent.
(Rom 2:28-29; 6:4,6,7; Col 2:10-12; John 17:22,23,3)