Repent of your religion Religion is legalism not relationship... and in fact the practice of it always leads to idolatry. It was for freedom from the whole mess that Christ died to set us free, free from the law of self
When you attempt to be justified/sanctified again by law; even in part, you have fallen from grace
Trust wholeheartedly in Christ Bless this series on Judges, God engineering the oddest circumstances, using the feeble and weak to fulfill His purpose to bring glory to His Name !!l
He sees us and our circumstances today and will use us no matter how feeble we think we may be, if we preach the Gospel, He will sanctify our weakness to be mighty for salvation !!!
Bless you brother David!
All preach something, what say you â€śFor I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.â€ť
â€â€Romansâ€¬ â€1:16â€¬ â€ESVâ€¬â€¬
Preaching the Gospel glorifies God Gospel, is Godâ€™s power unto salvation....
â€śBut as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.â€ť
â€â€Johnâ€¬ â€1:12-14â€¬ â€
Great Sermon! Most of the Jews continually rebelled against God, preferring a king to rule over them, eventually even chose Caesar over their own Messiah, to be cruelly ruled by pagans through a worldly religion. BUT GOD, always calls His out from among them, by His Word, His Gospel, His power unto salvation in Christ Alone, not religion nor works of the law, nor any worldly scheme, king, government, PM, President, philosophy.....
believers are called out determined to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified
Great Sermon! wisdom is not of human intellect, schemes or programs! Wisdom comes Only in Christ by the Holy Spirit!
All paganism is idolatry of dead things, it has always existed both within and without the people of God! Many OT priests did not discern nor fear God, as they assigned power to the actual dead objects! They gave lip service to the letter of the law. Blinded to their own sin, the sin of not really believing and trusting in God the Almighty and they were defeated!
Today we have church buildings headed by teachers of OT Law, and now are filled with idolatry,! Idolatry of dead laws and worship of the symbols and shadows which have no power to save or sanctify, but rather incites the Philistines! OT laws, all of them only ever had power to generate sin!
Please churchians, Christ has called you out of your dead religion!
believers ARE the church, Church is not a building....
â€śDo you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
â€â€1 Corinthiansâ€¬ â€3:16â€¬ â€
â€śFor this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.â€ť
â€â€Jeremiahâ€¬ â€31:33â€¬ â€
Great Warning! Will we never learn?
Sadly history has clearly proven...most choose what is right in their own eyes, according to the world, preferring smooth/cunning words of men... deceived by the prince of this world, seducing with his questions, â€śhath God saidâ€ť how many trillions of lies and how many countless lives destroyed as a result of mishandling, adding, subtracting, ultimately usurping Godâ€™s Sovereign Word and Holy Will! All the while, giving lip service to God, as they exalt themselves or each other, returning yet again to following dead OC laws, ceremonies and rituals, to the pagan carnival of vanity fair. Indeed the deceived always have many followers, exchanging Truth for a lie, preferring smooth, easy, external religion to Truth, their foolish minds darkened, their sinful hearts hardened...
BUT God remains Sovereign and He is not mocked!! For judgement is coming as He has set the enemy in among them, in their high places! God help us all!!!
May God raise your voice David, to open eyes, open hearts, to see the coming judgement, know God will use your tireless efforts to teach many others to call His out who will follow Christ for His Name sake!!!
Puritans not the perfect way #8. Sadly the result was theonomy... relentless self examination and impossible adherence to parts of the old covenant laws inevitably leads away from looking to Christ and leads back to works of Law always seeking evidences of holiness. Workers of all or even parts of OT law are only ever in the business of accusing, excusing or confusing self and others, they cannot rule but only enslave the sinner . The puritans as did the reformers advocated persecution and execution of those whom they judged as heretical, because of non conformity to laws of religion, adhering to the letter and not trusting Christ Who is and has fulfilled for us the deeper more penetrating Spirit of the Law...
if He lives in you, you cannot be lawless, as He is the Law written on every believers heart. He is the end of religion, it is for freedom that He has set you free, free from guilt shame and punishment, sin has lost its hold on you! In fact even now in Spirit you are Holy and justified as a true believer who is believing / trusting that Christ indeed is the Sabbath and rest for the weary has come!
Look to Christ! Repent of men, all men!!!