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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2015, 08:02:33 PM »
It is worth remembering that it was Peter that first preached to the Gentiles, to Cornelius. Does this mean he switched gospels for the day? On the contrary, he testified of the Gentiles that they received the Holy Spirit "just as we (the circumcision) have".

Paul also preached many times to the Jews, including the last chapter of Acts. Does this mean he kept changing gospel for the day? On the contrary, he testified that he was going to the Gentiles with "this salvation of God" which the Jews had rejected, and that the Gentiles would hear that which the Jews would not. Same gospel, different response.

Amen.

Jesus brought the gospel of the kingdom. Like a measure of leaven in three bushels of meal, till all is leavened- it is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Christ in you the hope of glory.

Jesus is the good news, but men keep trying to incorporate their doctrinal systems into "the gospel" in order to lend more weight to their additions to the truth.

The gospel Jesus gave to the apostles is the only good news, and it is for all people, and it is the good news of a savior, Jesus the son of God.

 "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news(euagellion-evangel, glad tidings) of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2015, 09:10:36 PM »
I just noticed that's Jeff Priddy's work, AKA Martin Zender. God obviously showed Peter first that even those of us of the nations were going to receive salvation which he had a hard time explaining to his Jewish buddies after they messed with him for helping out Cornelius. And yes, especially in the book of Acts which was a transition period, Paul evangelized a lot of his Jewish people and caught a lot of heat for doing so, but both of those things are missing the point. Of course the evangel of God, the evangel of Jesus Christ, is the same basic message that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, was entombed, and roused from the dead through the glory of the Father, and it's shared by both the Circumcision and the Uncircumcision. But what's said to be different is that those of us of the nations are saved in grace through faith while the Hebrew law was still observed by those folks who had to be reassured at the council of Jerusalem when Peter had to speak up for Paul, and Paul was given their blessing to go to the nations which is how we got evangelized. Even the decrees that were suggested by James as a compromise were later nullified in Ephesians. Paul wrote the epistle to the Galatians to straighten out the folks there because some of the Jewish guys had conned them into believing they had to follow the law even though they weren't Jewish. That's the difference with guys like Cornelius who was actually a proselyte who probably followed the law with Peter and the rest of the guys in Jerusalem, but that's not what's up with us. You can make yourself crazy arguing about the evangel being the same or different, but both points of view are right in a sense. So I don't get worked up about it or care to debate it any more than a lot of other stuff that folks want to argue about, like literal vs. figurative or whatever, because I can see how folks see both sides of that too. I agree that Christ fulfilled the law, but some Jewish folks back then still wanted to do their thing. The important thing is that those of us of nations aren't subject to the Hebrew law because we've never been Hebrews. That's why Jesus waited until he was risen to convert Paul outside Israel on the road to Damascus after he had told his disciples not even to go on a road of the nations before he was crucified. The Jews were given the law to show the futility of mankind trying to save themselves, but the Jews are still God's chosen people who will minister to the nations on earth when Christ returns and rules Israel while those of us mostly of the nations, the ecclesia, the body of Christ, will have already been snatched away and will be ministering in the celestial realm. The Jewish people have never looked forward to being in heaven. They have always looked forward to the kingdom of the heavens on earth in Israel ruled by their Messiah in Jerusalem. They didn't recognize him the first time he was here according to God's will because they've been temporarily blinded until all those chosen out of the nations have been called out. But most of the Jews that did believe have their mission on earth in the future kingdom in which it seems the law will still be operating. Guys like Paul and his buddies, some who are Jews, are in the ecclesia, the body of Christ, with a celestial destiny for the eons. At the consummation, who knows what will happen? We're not told, other than that God will be all in all, which is really all we need to know. But, in the meantime, it seems that some Jewish folks may be living under the law even while believing in Jesus Christ. That is why it's said that there are two evangels. I know some folks think the ecclesia has taken over and are the real Israel now, which makes anybody who is Jewish not real Israel anymore, but I don't see it like that. I think God has simply paused temporarily in the fulfillment of the promised kingdom of the heavens for the Jewish people to allow all those chosen to be called out of the nations. That's how we get to be blessed and one in spirit with the Jewish people, Christ, and God even though we have no right to the earthly blessings of the Jewish people. I think God works differently at different times with different people, just like I think all of scripture is for us but not about us. I think Paul wrote the epistle to the Galatians to try to help them understand that you don't have to follow the Hebrew law to worship the God of the Hebrew people. Church people think that you do have to follow the law even if you've never been a Jew because the church has confused the two evangels, which is what Paul was calling a distorted evangel in Galatians and even cursed it. We in the ecclesia, the body of Christ, were never given the 613 commandments given to the Jewish people. We weren't even given the Ten Commandments like most people think we were. This is what we've been told. "For the entire law is fulfilled in one word, in this: 'You shall love your associate as yourself.'" (Galatians 5:14) That's what Jesus preached because "God is love," and God was in Christ conciliating the world to himself. We're "ambassadors...beseeching for Christ's sake, 'Be conciliated to God!'" Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world, and God is the savior of all mankind. But different people come to God differently even though we all come through Jesus Christ. Even the unjust will come to the Father through Jesus Christ when they are judged before the great white throne, condemned to the second death-the lake of fire, and then vivified at the consummation of the eons so that God may be all in all. I don't believe God has forsaken the Jewish people for the ecclesia just because they rejected Jesus and had him crucified because that was all according to God's will just as it is according to God's will that there will be a future kingdom of the heavens in Israel as was promised to the Jewish people, and all the nations on earth will come to God through Israel when that happens. So I think folks should try to calm down about the idea of two evangels. It ain't worth fightin about anymore than the figurative/literal interpretation of all or some of Revelation. I think Jewish people like our own dear sister, Cardinal, are in the body of Christ and will get snatched away with Paul and all the rest of us for our work in the celestial realm during the remaining eonian time, but God has plans for other Jewish people on earth during eonian time that remains when Christ comes back. At the consummation of the eons, all of creation will be reconciled to God through Christ's blood on the cross, and God will be all in all.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2015, 09:29:15 PM »
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Of course the evangel of God, the evangel of Jesus Christ, is the same basic message that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, was entombed, and roused from the dead through the glory of the Father, and it's shared by both the Circumcision and the Uncircumcision.

But that's not the whole of the message. It's also that both Jews and Gentiles received the same Spirit which makes us one people together, and both Peter and Paul stressed how that this Spirit can save us from "this wicked generation" as Peter put it. Paul preached the same message about sin and the means of salvation. Side by side, while they have different words to express it, the messages are the same.


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You can make yourself crazy arguing about the evangel being the same or different, but both points of view are right in a sense. So I don't get worked up about it or care to debate it any more than a lot of other stuff that folks want to argue about, like literal vs. figurative or whatever, because I can see how folks see both sides of that too. I agree that Christ fulfilled the law, but some Jewish folks back then still wanted to do their thing. The important thing is that those of us of nations aren't subject to the Hebrew law because we've never been Hebrews.

But the real question is whether or not the apostles other than Paul were TEACHING that the Jews were still subject to the letter of Moses. I do not believe they were. I believe all apostles, including Paul, taught that the Spirit brings us into conformity with the Law which is hung upon love, so that things the Law says to do, the Spirit filled believer (Jew or Gentile) can do by nature, such as loving thy neighbor.

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The Jews were given the law to show the futility of mankind trying to save themselves, but the Jews are still God's chosen people who will minister to the nations on earth when Christ returns and rules Israel while those of us mostly of the nations, the ecclesia, the body of Christ, will have already been snatched away and will be ministering in the celestial realm. The Jewish people have never looked forward to being in heaven. They have always looked forward to the kingdom of the heavens on earth in Israel ruled by their Messiah in Jerusalem.

But, in the meantime, it seems that some Jewish folks may be living under the law even while believing in Jesus Christ.

The question is whether or not Jewish folks are/were MANDATED BY GOD to be living under the Law after faith comes, and I don't see that they were. I don't believe that there is any difference between Jew or Gentile believers, because Jesus has torn down that wall of separation. We are all one in Christ, a whole new man.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2015, 09:34:55 PM »
It is worth remembering that it was Peter that first preached to the Gentiles, to Cornelius. Does this mean he switched gospels for the day? On the contrary, he testified of the Gentiles that they received the Holy Spirit "just as we (the circumcision) have".

Paul also preached many times to the Jews, including the last chapter of Acts. Does this mean he kept changing gospel for the day? On the contrary, he testified that he was going to the Gentiles with "this salvation of God" which the Jews had rejected, and that the Gentiles would hear that which the Jews would not. Same gospel, different response.

Amen.

Jesus brought the gospel of the kingdom. Like a measure of leaven in three bushels of meal, till all is leavened- it is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Christ in you the hope of glory.

Jesus is the good news, but men keep trying to incorporate their doctrinal systems into "the gospel" in order to lend more weight to their additions to the truth.

The gospel Jesus gave to the apostles is the only good news, and it is for all people, and it is the good news of a savior, Jesus the son of God.

 "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news(euagellion-evangel, glad tidings) of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."


It is the Gladdest Tidings of all, the most precious honey from the most sacred honeycomb - for all of humanity, all people on this planet.

True hope and true glory in the most wonderful and unthinkable Divine Message - Jesus, the Christ of GOD, living in humanity and amongst humanity.

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And Simon Peter answering said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'

And Jesus answering said to him, 'Happy are you, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father who is in the heavens
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Matthew 16:15-17

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This spiritual reality is given by GOD through revelation, that He is in His Christ who is manifested as Jesus.

Too simple and not enough for some, until the mind casts out its thoughts and permits the Spirit to manifest its thoughts.

Happy is the person to whom GOD has revealed Himself in Christ.
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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2015, 10:00:20 PM »
I agree we're one in spirit, but what was the council at Jerusalem about? Obviously Paul was a Jew who didn't think he was still bound by the law, but most of the Jews did.

"in spirit the nations are to be joint enjoyers of an allotment, and a joint body, and joint partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus, through the evangel of which I became the dispenser, in accord with the gratuity of the grace of God, which is granted to me in accord with His powerful operation." (Ephesians 3:5-7)

I also agree that there's no difference between all of us in Christ.

"For whoever are baptized into Christ, put on Christ, in Whom there is no Jew nor yet Greek, there is no slave nor yet free, there is no male and female, for you all are one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:27,28)

But it seems that most of the Jewish folks chose to stick with works through faith while we are saved in grace through faith. And, when Paul was commissioned to go to the nations, he couldn't tell them they had to go along with the Jews who were trying to proselytize them even if they were fellow believers in Jesus Christ.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2015, 10:09:28 PM »
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I agree we're one in spirit, but what was the council at Jerusalem about? Obviously Paul was a Jew who didn't think he was still bound by the law, but most of the Jews did.

That doesn't mean they were right. The first council of Jerusalem was not to validate that the Jewish believers were bound under the Law. It was to agree that the hearts of the Gentiles were purified already through faith.

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"For whoever are baptized into Christ, put on Christ, in Whom there is no Jew nor yet Greek, there is no slave nor yet free, there is no male and female, for you all are one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:27,28)

But it seems that some Jewish folks chose to stick with works through faith while we are saved in grace through faith. And, when Paul was commissioned to go to the nations, he couldn't tell them they had to go along with the Jews who were trying to proselytize them even if they were fellow believers in Jesus Christ.

Those Jews were proselytizing falsely, not correctly according to a different evangel. It took a while for everyone to understand the point of the Gospel.

When you say "works" I think it helps to be clear. Paul preached the importance of "works through faith" to the Gentiles too. He preached the requirement for obedience and the negative consequences of disobedience alike to them. He just preached that obedience to the Spirit, rather than following the letter WITHOUT the Spirit which is what makes law following "our own righteousness." To my knowledge, James teaches the same thing in James 1, when he talks about us being born of God and the kind of attitude that should result in that.

Good works that come by the Spirit of God within us are Christ's righteousness through us and that applies to Jew and Gentile believers alike. Paul was clear that God will judge evil doers impartially, not taking into account the flesh.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2015, 10:28:57 PM »
This is Peter's response to the idea of SOME Jewish believers that circumcsion must be practiced by Gentile believers:

Acts 15
5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses."
6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. 7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: "Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."


I don't know how you read two separate evangels from that.  I see in Peter's statement that:

1) Peter was told to preach to the Gentiles by his lips THE Gospel and for them to believe it
2) God did not discriminate between Jew and Gentile and purified all their hearts by faith (not sure why anybody would need to add Moses if everyone's hearts are already pure through faith)
3) Neither the Jews or Gentiles are able to handle the weight of the Law
4) Peter says WE (the Jews) believe that WE (the Jews) are saved through GRACE, just as THEY (the Gentiles)

This would have been a great time for ANYONE to mention the existence of distinct gospels and methods for salvation. If any time would have been appropriate, it would have been this one. But I don't see two separate gospels being explained and clarified here. I just see that Peter is lumping the Jews together with the Gentiles and saying grace takes care of everything for both parties without appeal to the Law of Moses.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2015, 10:36:19 PM »
I think the difference is that our works are the fruits of our salvation not the means seen to it.

I think we have the same situation today with the church who thinks it's Israel teaching salvation through works. The Roman Catholics tell you to say a bunch of Hail Marys to be forgiven, and the Protestants tell you that you have to say the sinner's prayer to be forgiven because it's up to you to decide if you want to save yourself. It's the same stuff, but the ecclesia should know that we're saved in grace through faith, not by anything we do.

"For in grace, through faith, are you saved, and this is not out of you; it is God's approach present, not of works, lest anyone should be boasting." (Ephesians 2:8,9)

I think those who are trapped by the systematized deception of the church who haven't received the revelation of universal reconciliation can still be true believers even if they don't understand the full scope of the evangel.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2015, 10:45:23 PM »
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I think the difference is that our works are the fruits of our salvation not the means seen to it.

Depends on what salvation you are talking about. Paul described an inner war of carnality which can be helped by the Spirit. No works. And our works then become a fruit of that salvation. But there is also a salvation of our outer selves. After all, Paul also said "Don't you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey?"

So, if you choose to obey sin (a work), you become a slave to it. Therefore, you must change your works to become saved from that slavery by choosing not to obey it.

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I think we have the same situation today with the church who thinks it's Israel teaching salvation through works. The Roman Catholics tell you to say a bunch of Hail Marys to be forgiven, and the Protestants tell you you have to say the sinner's prayer to be forgiven because it's up to you to decide it you want to save yourself. It's the same stuff, but the ecclesia should know that we're saved in grace through faith, not by anything we do.

But we are saved from SIN by grace. More from Paul:

Titus 2
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;


That is the manner in which Grace saves us, through the modification of our works from within, a thing the Law could not do. The idea that we can be saved from ungodliness requires no modification of works doesn't even make common sense to me.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2015, 10:53:48 PM »
 Acts 15
5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses."
6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. 7 After much discussion


I find it interesting that they had to have much discussion
about keeping the Laws of Moses,and circumcision .

This is the church that Peter had been the head of for twenty years.
It sounds like they had not fully embraced the Grace of God.


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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2015, 10:55:56 PM »
Because members of the Pharisee party were involved in the discussion.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2015, 10:58:57 PM »
I'm not saying they were right, bro. I agree with Paul. I don't even think James should have taken leadership of the Jerusalem ecclesia. He only got away with it because of tradition, and he was the brother of Jesus. What I'm saying is they're still believers even though they don't understand the full scope of the evangel just like church people today.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2015, 11:04:21 PM »
Because members of the Pharisee party were involved in the discussion.

The apostles and elders met to consider this question

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2015, 11:11:51 PM »
Because members of the Pharisee party were involved in the discussion.

The apostles and elders met to consider this question

As in not JUST the apostles.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2015, 10:20:57 PM »
Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said,

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2015, 10:27:04 PM »
Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said,

Why are you highlighting "believers" without comment? I don't see the point. The fact that they were from the Pharisee party probably informed  their desire to incorporate the Law of Moses into Christian salvation doctrine more than your average Joe.

The book of Romans and Hebrews are examples of what an apostle might say in a lengthy discussion.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2015, 02:53:20 AM »
I find it odd that, after twenty years in the same church.

The apostles and the elders needed to get together.
To discuss and debate, the laws of Moses and circumcision. 

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2015, 03:20:52 AM »
I find it odd that, after twenty years in the same church.

The apostles and the elders needed to get together.
To discuss and debate, the laws of Moses and circumcision.

I guess I find it less odd than you, especially with my own journey with doctrine over the past 10 years. We don't know much about the issues each person brought to bear and the history of the covenant they covered. I don't see much of an oddity in having a lengthy discussion with people I am close with, especially about complex matters, especially without cell phones, internet or ability to read in many cases. Besides Paul and Barnabbus had travelled to Jerusalem for this, so it's not like they all attended the same neighborhood church.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2015, 04:31:33 AM »
Couple points here. Regarding evangels, I'm not sure the definition of evangel is strictly the account of Christ's work. There are a few places in scripture that tell of an evangel. One is Rev 14:6. I don't think anyone that believes in UR will disagree that the Good News if for all, however when Paul explained that there was one evangel that we should listen to, he was speaking to the nations, which have as of yet only received one.

I also don't think there is any indication that anyone's salvation is riding on these other tidings, rather that it is an issue of the allotment/inheritance. Christ spoke often to the unbelievers with compassion. What he spoke of (I believe), at times, was the kingdom of heaven. I'd encourage you all to look over Ezekiel. You can skip to ch37 and read on. It would appear that Israel in the future still sins and still has the law and is still on earth, even if it is a reformed one with the greatest King. I do think the 12 and 11 and others could have had different tidings suited to their audience, yes.

As to this information being injected, new or contrived, you could just as easily say that the world is still reeling from the dominion of Catholicism, that it is old and buried.

I'm sure this is less thorough than I'd like, but I'm running on fumes! I hope to hear your thoughts.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2015, 04:34:09 AM »
One other quick point, keep in mind the kingdom of God is in our hearts.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2015, 04:40:44 AM »
I actually believe that Ezekiel 37 began its fulfillment at Pentecost and that God does not make a difference between Jew and Gentile in Israel. I believe that wall of separation was torn down and that God does not make discriminations of allotment based on flesh.

Essentially what you are talking about isn't really two evangels. It's dispensationalism.

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2015, 08:09:52 AM »
The law was a schoolmaster, and Christ fulfilled the law, and the shadow of things must give way to the substance....so I can't see how Israel after the flesh are still going to be keeping the law, which pointed to Christ in the first place.

To me, the crux of this issue of two gospels, as with any truth, is Christ Himself. Jesus Christ is the only good news, and the reality of being One in Spirit with Him cannot be divided, categorized into two drawers, or made into two "new men".

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Re: Evangel...dichotomy?
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2015, 01:05:29 PM »

 
 Everyone ,

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They have roused Me to jealousy with a no-god  idols; they have provoked Me with their vanities; and I will rouse them to jealousy with a no-people; I will provoke them with a vile/foolish  nation.
 
 Christ  became a stumbling block   to the Israel   nation   at the first visitation   after being told   one last time    ,  for me,  this is God holding back the   Holy Spirit to move upon them    , till the fulness of the   Gentile nations comes in   first  ,   making them come in last and allowing   them to   be humbled   for this time  , understanding what it is like to  be moved to Jealousy   ,  I know you can tell anyone   How  you feel in words , but it is the experience itself that causes a change of mind and heart .
 
 Because the   Israelites  seek signs    and the Gentiles  knowledge /wisdom ,   and signs and knowledge cease   to be  [sign is Jonas  and the knowledge/wisdom is foolishness to God ]   , only  for a time ,    but it has always been about LOVE  , and for me God has never stopped loving   any  of His creation    , But sometimes  pure  Love is correction    , because you do love them so much .

   Learning  what  righteousness  in the earth is all about  , and that is suffering   and go sit in the corner and think about  what you did   wrong .
 
  We all have to come    before Him in that place as little children and apologize   for disobedience  . 
When you don't know any better your told   ,  this was the warnings of all the prophets [Jonas]    sent  and finally the Son    
 
 After they  were told   and the last warning given, the punishment  is   severe    .
 
 They will also realize  , as all  do,,,, with Gods help ,   that faith and trusting in   His House rules ,     was always the best for all   the family   and IS  what it takes to please Him
    Taking two trees  [olive]wild and tame   ,  making two  as    one Cross  and One  new creation  ,  A  new   SPIRITUAL family of God   Being the TREE OF LIFE
 
 From the ROOT system , proof of the root is in the fruit  .  We can do nothing of ourselves /helpless .
 
 Being rooted and grounded in  the Love of God though  Christ,  who is the love of God manifested to us ALL.
 
  Open  display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate:   ALL POWER known and given and expressed    to us and in us   and for us   in all things   from HIM.
   
Jesus is the reward  !!