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If They are Unable To
If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them Leviticus 25:35 The Holy Bible The New Living Translation
Do you notice a very important command in this passage?
It says: “If they are unable to”.
No where in the Bible does it say we are to support free loaders who are too lazy to work. We should not accept their excuses which are lies disguised as the truth.
Oh I have an addiction. Well good hard work will cure that. I have worked with the poor and see so many come out of detox and go right back into drugs because they wanted to.
Oh I was abused when I was a child. Welcome to life. Get good Christian counselling, grow up and get a strong back.
Oh, I am a single mother. Then learn to tell the man if he loves you, he will respect you and wait until you are married before having sex. If he is man enough to have sex, he should be man enough to take care of the child he has fathered.
Oh, I am black. Get off of the B.S and the victim mentality. There are more programs to help the backs at the expense of the whites. Is not equality hiring racist against us white men and women.
When a boy, if the neighbour farmer got hurt and could not work we went and helped take of his farm until he could get back on his feet. We helped each other not lived off of each other.
Oh, I am a refugee. Then before you come to my country have a sponsor who will help you get a job, get an apartment and to live by our customs instead of expecting us to bow down to yours and free loading off of us with welfare.
Prayer: Please Jehovah El Deah ( The God of knowledge. Romans 11:33 ) bless me with The Holy Spirits guidance as to where and when to properly share in the resources to help those in need and not the lazy parasites that leech off of those who have dignity and respect that choose to work for their wages. I humble request this in the name of He who worked hard to serve You when He walked amongst us, Jesus Christ. Amen
Seleh- stop and think about it.
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Before and After
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Whenever any person becomes a new creature in union with Christ, he or she becomes a new person altogether. There is a whole new creation whenever a person comes to be in Christ. The effect is the old life is passed away and a new life has begun. Everything becomes new in Christ. The person who is in Christ and has experienced the new birth is a part of the new creation.
We are new creatures in Christ Jesus. There has been a re-creation in which God has given us a new set of senses, values, and spiritual principles.
Before we were spiritually blind, now we see with spiritual eyes, and we see all things new.
Before we were spiritually deaf and we could not hear God’s Word, and now we have a new set of spiritual eyes and we hear and respond to the Holy Spirit.
Before our minds were in spiritual darkness, and we called bad, good and good, bad. Now we have the mind of Christ and we see the difference between that which is good and that, which is evil. Our minds are now being renewed day by day.
Before our hearts were hardened to spiritual truths, and we hated God and the things of God. Now God has changed them from hearts of stone to hearts made alive to the things of the Spirit.
Before we were spiritually dead, and now we have become new creatures in Christ Jesus.
Before we were a people without hope and now we have a living hope in Christ. Apart from the resurrected, living Christ we cannot have any true hope of anything beyond our grave.
Before we were without God in this world and now we have come to a living relationship with the one and only true God. We were separated from Christ and without God, but now we have an intimate personal love relationship with Him.
We were “dead in our trespasses and sins,” but now in Christ we are made alive and have been brought near through the blood of Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:13).
God has brought us near to Himself through the atoning blood of Jesus. There are no other legitimate means of coming into His presence.
Before we were “cut off” and “excluded from the citizenship of Israel,” but now we are no longer foreigners and aliens but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household” (2:19). Now we are citizens of heaven and sons of God.
Before we were cut off from the covenants and promises of God, but now we are “members of one body, and sharers together in the promises in Christ” (3:6).
Before we were “without God,” but now we are “members of God’s household” (2:19-20).
Please take a few moments and draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper and think about what your life was like before you became a Christian. In the other column list what it has been like since Christ changed your life. This is what my life was like before I became a Christian, and this is when I put my faith in Christ to save me. Now these are the changes Christ has wrought I my life. Then take a few moments and reflect upon what you shall be like when Christ returns, or when He calls you home in death to be with Him in heaven.
What a great new life we have in Christ!
SELAH! Pause – reflect- just think of that!
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006 Anyone is free to use this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold under any circumstances whatsoever without the author’s written consent.
A Zeal for the Righteousness of God
The apostle Paul prayed to God for the salvation of those who “have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God” (Romans 10:1-3).
The apostle Paul was making his plea to his own people who in their religious zeal had rejected God’s provision of His own perfect righteousness for their own self-righteousness. They were intensely religious in their own eyes, but not with the true knowledge of God. They were running well but in the wrong direction. They labored to do good deeds, but for the wrong goal. They were religious, sincere, dedicated, but in their anxiety, they would miss their eternal reward.
“They have a zeal for God.” I meet people like that every day. In their religious zeal, they knock on your door, too. Like the apostle Paul, I am not against religious zeal or enthusiasm. However, they are zealous in their religious ceremonies, prayers, observances, holy days, fasts, visitation, teaching, etc., “but not in accordance with knowledge.” There is no use being zealous if you are zealous for the wrong reason. It will not help you if you are going in the wrong direction spiritually.
The apostle Paul was writing from his own personal experience. He had been very zealous for the Law, and in that enthusiasm, he killed men and women who had a different “knowledge” than his. He had a mistaken zeal for God. He believed sincerely, but he was sincerely wrong. He had been zealous, but his zeal was focused on the wrong object.
Then there came a day when he gained true knowledge of the righteousness of God, and he counted all his self-righteousness as dung and received salvation by free grace alone.
Paul’s zeal became refocused “with knowledge” when he met the resurrected Christ on the road to Damascus. Knowledge of what? Before the encounter with Christ he did not know about God’s righteousness and sought to establish his own. In Philippians 3:4-6 he tells about that self-righteousness. He said, “I still count all things to be lost in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. . . that I may gain Christ” (v. 8). He gave up his zeal for self-righteousness by good works “that I may know Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith” (v. 9).
That is Paul’s “knowledge.” “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes” (Rom. 10:4).
Spurgeon once said, “It is easier to get a sinner out of sin than a self-righteous man out of his self-righteousness.”
Have you tried to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone who thinks he can earn or merit a right relationship with God by his religious zeal?
What is the problem? In their zeal they “know nothing about God’s righteousness, and seek to establish their own, they do not subject themselves to the righteousness of God” (v. 3).
Any form of self-righteousness will never save you. In contrast, the Lord God has provided His own perfect righteousness by which He justifies the ungodly. Jesus Christ was obedient to the Law at every point, even to the point of death. God in His righteousness imputes the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ to the believing sinner. He imputes to the believer what Jesus did for you on the cross. God will accept the believing sinner because of what Jesus is and what He did. Jesus Christ shall be your righteousness.
If you say, “No, I will not have His righteousness; I will have a righteousness of my own,” you are ignorant of God’s righteousness, and you shall perish.
God would never have sent His Son to the cross if you could be saved by our religious zeal. The death of Jesus on the cross was needless if you could be saved otherwise (Acts 4:12). If you are trying to have a righteousness of your own by being zealous for God, your church or denomination, baptism, church membership, emotional experiences, etc. then you are in competition with Jesus Christ.
Your eternal salvation lies absolutely outside of yourself, in the person and atoning work of Jesus Christ. Salvation is not in what you do in your religious zeal, but in what Christ Jesus has done on your behalf.
If you try to add anything to that finished work by your own thought, feeling, good works, baptism, church membership, etc., you have spoiled the work of Christ on your behalf. It shall never be Christ plus your _________, regardless of what you may fill in the blank. If you are to be saved, you must get out of the way and let God alone do it. The spiritual birth is all God’s doing, not yours or mine. Sinners saved by grace through faith will glorify Jesus Christ alone. Salvation is all by free grace of God in Jesus Christ.
“Going about to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” The righteousness of God is salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Sinners are saved by God’s grace. Salvation is through faith in Christ. It is based on grace, and free grace alone through faith alone which is in Jesus Christ alone! It is a gift from God freely received by the sinner.
SELAH! Pause – reflect- just think of that!
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
It Will Become the Antichrist
“Unless science is controlled by a greater moral force, it will become the Antichrist prophesied by the early Christians.” – Charles Lindbergh
You Must Get Close With
To protect your heart and mind you must get close with Jesus. Not only will His law ( God Law ) protect your heart but will help you live a much better physical life. In countries that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of His law it will protect you from the tyrants in the government. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
With Those Who Choose to Be
Do not waste your time talking with those who choose to be willfully ignorant, they will not listen anyway. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Whether He Wants to Be or Not
Every believer is a witness whether he wants to be or not. Donald Barnhouse
We Must Ask for Every Day
The most important blessing we must ask for every day is for Christ to bless us with His love. When He generously gives that to us, then we will have patience, self control, wisdom, love, respect and compassion towards others and towards ourselves. These are the foundation of a Christians every day walk in a life committed to serving Jesus Christ our Lord and King. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah