Hope

Hope:

Read the following scriptures, how in the resurrection God says “all” will be shown their shame and they will be ashamed and glorify God. Even Satan. He created everything to be his own and for his glory and it is not about us. We can not save ourselves or anyone else, but God has a plan to save us all, for he created us and the universe, to bring about his final purpose… to be all in all.

Romans 8: 18-25….

I am sure that what we are suffering now cannot compare with the glory that will be shown to us. In fact, all creation is eagerly waiting for God to show who his children are.  Meanwhile, creation is confused, but not because it wants to be confused. God made it this way in the hope that creation would be set free from decay and would share in the glorious freedom of his children.  We know that all of creation is still groaning and is in pain, like a woman about to give birth.  The Spirit makes us sure about what we will be in the future. But now we groan silently, while we wait for God to show that we are his children. This means that our bodies will also be set free.  And this hope is what saves us. But if we already have what we hope for, there is no need to keep on hoping. However, we hope for something we have not yet seen, and we patiently wait for it.

Ezekiel 16: 51-63…

“Samaria did not commit half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters by all the abominations which you have done.  You who judged your sisters, bear your own shame also, because the sins which you committed were more abominable than theirs; they are more righteous than you. Yes, be disgraced also, and bear your own shame, because you justified your sisters.
“When I bring back their captives, the captives of Sodom and her daughters, and the captives of Samaria and her daughters, then I will also bring back the captives of your captivity among them,  that you may bear your own shame and be disgraced by all that you did when you comforted them.  When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters return to their former state, then you and your daughters will return to your former state.  For your sister Sodom was not a byword in your mouth in the days of your pride, before your wickedness was uncovered. It was like the time of the reproach of the daughters of Syria and all those around her, and of the daughters of the Philistines, who despise you everywhere.  You have paid for your lewdness and your abominations,” says the LORD.  For thus says the Lord GOD: “I will deal with you as you have done, who despised the oath by breaking the covenant.
“Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.  Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed, when you receive your older and your younger sisters; for I will give them to you for daughters, but not because of My covenant with you.  And I will establish My covenant with you. Then you shall know that I am the LORD,  that you may remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth anymore because of your shame, when I provide you an atonement for all you have done,” says the Lord GOD.’”

and from
Romans 9: 16-26…

Everything then depends on God’s mercy and not on what people want or do. In the Scriptures the Lord says to Pharaoh of Egypt, “I let you become Pharaoh, so that I could show you my power and be praised by all people on earth.” Everything depends on what God decides to do, and he can either have pity on people or make them stubborn.

Someone may ask, “How can God blame us, if he makes us behave in the way he wants us to?” But, my friend, I ask, “Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did? Doesn’t a potter have the right to make a fancy bowl and a plain bowl out of the same lump of clay?”

God wanted to show his anger and reveal his power against everyone who deserved to be destroyed. But instead, he patiently put up with them. He did this by showing how glorious he is when he has pity on the people he has chosen to share in his glory. Whether Jews or Gentiles, we are those chosen ones, just as the Lord says in the book of Hosea,

“Although they are not
my people,
I will make them my people.
I will treat with love
those nations
that have never been loved.
“Once they were told,
‘You are not my people.’
But in that very place
they will be called
children of the living God.”

…………………The Lord, the God of Mercy, is a just God, and is angry with sin in our lives… but he will heal and will bind up the wounded, and break us free from our chains, and provide an atonement for sins…Is there anything too hard for God? With man things are impossible, but with God all things are possible…. God is truly the greatest “Good Samaritan”.

Everyone & Everything

 

Revelation 5:13 ……. 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea—I heard everything everywhere say,
“Blessing, honor, glory, and power belong
to the one seated on the throne
and to the Lamb
forever and always.”
…. 1 Cor 12:3 So I want to make it clear to you that no one says, “Jesus is cursed!” when speaking by God’s Spirit, and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
… Psalm 86:9 All the nations that you’ve made will come
and bow down before you, Lord; they will glorify your name.
… Psalm 89:3 ..The whole earth has seen God’s salvation of his people.
… 1 Cor 15: 21 …………..Just as we will die because of Adam, we will be raised to life because of Christ. 22 Adam brought death to all of us, and Christ will bring life to all of us. 23 But we must each wait our turn. Christ was the first to be raised to life, and his people will be raised to life when he returns. 24 Then after Christ has destroyed all powers and forces, the end will come, and he will give the kingdom to God the Father.
25 Christ will rule until he puts all his enemies under his power, 26 and the last enemy he destroys will be death. 27 When the Scriptures say that he will put everything under his power, they don’t include God. It was God who put everything under the power of Christ. 28 After everything is under the power of God’s Son, he will put himself under the power of God, who put everything under his Son’s power. Then God will mean everything to everyone.

… Revelation 21: 5 Then the one sitting on the throne said:

I am making everything new. Write down what I have said. My words are true and can be trusted. 6 Everything is finished! I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give water from the life-giving fountain to everyone who is thirsty.

…. Ephesians 1: 7-8 Christ sacrificed his life’s blood to set us free, which means that our sins are now forgiven. Christ did this because God was so kind to us. God has great wisdom and understanding, 9 and by what Christ has done, God has shown us his own mysterious ways. 10 Then when the time is right, God will do all that he has planned, and Christ will bring together everything in heaven and on earth.

all… everyone, all nations..everything made new… anyone left out? hum?

The Greatest Christian Sin..

Got the following from Gary Amirault’s web site: And He shall send Jesus Christ, which beforehand was preached unto you: Whom the heavens must receive until the times of restitution (restoration, reconciliation) of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” King James Version

“When God restores, it is always in greater quality or quantity or both.” Joseph Prince.

While prosperity preachers like Joseph Prince are quick to promise their followers divine health and wealth, they are not so quick to teach “the restoration of all things as spoken by the mouth of all his Holy prophets since the world began.” These prosperity preachers seem to fall short (sin, miss the mark) when it comes to bringing full glory to our Father and the Savior of the whole world, Jesus, the Chosen One.

The Scriptures and Jesus have made it plain that God’s own people are always slow to believe what the prophets have spoken (Luke 24:25-27). Therefore, while the scriptures plainly declare Jesus Christ, Savior of the world (John 4:42; 1 John 4:14), the majority of God’s people have never believed Him. But He has always had a “little flock,” a “remnant” who have remained true to the truth. (Luke 12:32; 1 Kings 19:18) The early believers believed quite differently from modern day believers. The early believers believed in the bold promises and statements found in the Scriptures. Modern believers have been seduced by two thousand years of “traditions of men which make the word of God of no effect.” (See Matt. 15:6-9) Let’s look and what the early believers saw in the Scriptures and then discover the state of unbelief the church-at-large is presently in.

Christ, to whom, in whom, and for whom are all things will reconcile all things unto God (Colossians 1:15-20). He makes all things new. (Rev. 21:5) Hence His work is the restitution of all things (Acts 3:21); He is Heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2); in Him not only all nations will be blessed (Galatians 3:8), but even every family of the earth will be blessed (Gen 12:32; 28:14); for the Father has given Him authority over all flesh, to give to whosoever was given to Him eternal life (John 17:2); and so all flesh shall see the salvation of God (Luke 3:6) since the Father has given all things into His hands. (John 3:35) Therefore, contrary to popular Christian opinion, we do not find billions in a Hell cursing God but we find every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and UNDER the earth saying blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him that sits upon the throne and unto the Lamb (Rev. 5:13). We find every knee of things in heaven and earth, and under the earth, bends to Him and every tongue confesses Him as their Lord (Philippians 2:10) and we know that no one can confess Jesus as Lord except by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:3).

For God, Whose counsel is immutable (Hebrews 6:17), Whose attitude towards His enemies is love unchanging (Luke 6:27-35), will have all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth (1 Timothy 2:4, KJV); and all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9); and has shut all up unto unbelief, in order that he may show mercy upon all (Romans 11:32); for (out) of Him, as Source, and unto (or into) Him, as End, are all things whatsoever (Romans 11:36); and He has, therefore, put all things into subjection under Christ’s feet (Ephesians 1:22).

And so we are assured that God will gather into one all things in Christ (Ephesians 1:10); and His grace comes upon all men unto justification of life (Romans 5:18). So Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands (John 13:3), promises by His Cross to draw (drag in the Greek) all men unto Himself (John 12:32). For having, as stated, received all things from the Father (John 3:35), all that was given come to Him shall come to Him and He will lose absolutely no one (John 6:37-39); but if any stray, He goes after that which is lost till He find it (Luke 15:4). Despite the fact that many of God’s chosen and elect believe God’s hand is too short to save (Isaiah 50:2) God’s hand is not too short to save (Isaiah 59:1; 63:5).

He comes in order that all men may believe (John 1:17); that the world, through Him, may be saved (John 3:17); His grace brings salvation to all men (Titus 2:11); for He takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29); gives His flesh for it’s Life (John 6:51); and, because the gifts and calling of God are without Repentance (Romans 9:29), He gives life to the world (John 6:33); is the light of the world (John 8:12); is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world (1John 2:2); is the Savior of all men (1Timothy 4:10); destroys the works of the devil, not some of them only (1John 3:8); abolishes death (2Timothy 1:10); puts all His enemies under His feet including death (1 Cor. 15:26), is manifest to put away sin (Hebrews 9:26); and thus subduing all things unto Himself (Philippians 3:21; the context clearly shows this subjection to be conformity to Himself); does not forget the dead, but takes the gospel to Hades (1Peter 3:19); of which He holds the keys (Revelation 1:18); for He is the same (Savior) for ever (Hebrews 13:8); thus even the dead are evangelized (1Peter 4:6).

Thus all are made alive in Him (1Corinthians 15:22); for Christ finishes, completes His work (John 17:4; 19:30): restores all things (Acts 3:21); and there is no more curse (Revelation 22:2-3); for the creation is delivered from the bondage of corruption (Romans 8:21); and so comes the end when Christ delivers up the Kingdom to God, Who is then All in All because ALL God’s enemies are defeated, the last enemy being death, NOT eternally alive being endlessly punished. (1Corinthians 15:24-28).

Salvation is a gift from God, it is not of works lest anyone be found boasting (Eph 2:8) and that gift has been given to all men despite the fact that some of God’s own people don’t like such generous grace. ( Rom. 5:8; Matt. 5:1-16)

We can be assured of all these wonderful and glorious things because nothing is too difficult for Him (Luke 1:37) and while many things are impossible with man, nothing is impossible with God. (Matt. 19:26) Furthermore, God is love (1 John 4:8), a love that never fails (1 Cor. 13:8), a love that lays down His life for not only His own, but His enemies as well and commands His disciples to do likewise.. (Matt. 5:38-48) Therefore, for God to endlessly punish His enemies would make Him a hypocrite commanding less powerful and less loving human beings to do what He is not willing to do. (Matt. 23)

There is nothing that can withstand His will and no plan of His can be thwarted. (Job 4:42) The Son came to save the world and not condemn it (Luke 5:59). Jesus asked the Father to forgive those who crucified Him (all of us) (Luke 23:34) The Father has laid the iniquity of us all upon the Lamb of God (Isaiah 53:6). Jesus died for all of us. (John 1:29) To punish us now would be double jeopardy. Indeed, we can enter into His peace, believing that it is indeed finished! (John 19:30) The gift of life has been given to everyone. ( Rom. 5:18)

In conclusion, once again, “Love Never Fails,” “nothing is impossible with God” — surely His arm is not too short to save, restore, reconcile all. But men’s thinking, even prosperity preachers who believe in divine health and wealth fall short in believing that our heavenly Father and His Son have the wisdom, power and love to set all of creation free from its bondage to futility. But our Father is raising up believers who are not in unbelief regarding universal salvation – they believe Jesus, the Chosen One is, indeed, the savior of the whole world and much more! Are you one? (By the way, a “son” in the body of Christ can be a female as well as a male. “There is neither male nor female.”

Paul’s comments:  So what is the greatest christian sin?  Telling the “good news” in such a way as to distort the actual character of a loving, caring God and instead making him out to be a monster that we need to be rescued from.  Yes, the “fear” of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… but not fear of a “Hell” where God will mercilessly never let the suffering end.  IS THAT YOUR PICTURE OF GOD? Who gave you that picture? We must reverence God for his awesome power, and the fact that we could perish if it were not for his grace, but perishing (cease to exist) is a whole lot different from what the “Bible” of some well meaning but sadly mistaken people claiming to speak for God.  False apostles?  Maybe not intentionally, but false all the same. Teaching lies and doctrines of demons..  The real Bible declares a God who could not even think of such a thing… see Jeremiah 32 for story of Molech worshippers sacrificing their children to a flame burning at the statue of a so called “god”… also a very diabolic picture of who God is.  Are we any better today?   see the passage….

34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it. 35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. 36 And now therefore thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: 38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. 41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. 42 For thus saith the Lord; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.

IT IS RIGHT FOR GOD TO BE ANGRY WHEN HIS CHARACTER IS MALIGNED. AND NOW I’M ANGRY ENOUGH AT THE PAST MISTAKES OF THE CHURCH TO SHOUT A FEW LINES TOO!  But God in his mercy will restore all things and cause the people of Israel to dwell safely….He will bring us all the good that he has promised.

Awaiting His coming glory!

“Forever”

A question was framed as to whether christians will receive “eternal” life if the meaning in scriptures of the word “forever” or “eternal” is not always forever or everlasting, etc as we know it today… ————

If eternal is translated from the greek word “aeonios” and has the meaning of age-long life, then depends how long that eon or age is.. That age can be eternal and of course we all believe we will be with God and enjoy him forever… The main things is do we believe that 99% of the world ends up doomed forever and only a few receive the grace and mercy of God which is supposed to last forever.

Unless the spirit draws someone to God, he cannot come to Christ. Does that mean that only a few will ever be drawn to him? He said… And I, if I will be lifted up, will draw all … so I just believe not all in this lifetime, but eventually through whatever process God uses …”Lake of Fire” testing, he will bring out the Gold in all eventually… The meaning of the “Torment” found in many versions comes from the root word “basinos” which Strongs concordance references as a “touchstone”… used by testers of Gold.  Gary Amirault has posted some excellent videos on Youtube.  Look up the one on the Lake of Fire for further expanation/info… He posts as tentmaker777.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2 Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!

For His mercy endures forever.
3 Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures forever:
4 To Him who alone does great wonders,
For His mercy endures forever;
5 To Him who by wisdom made the heavens,
For His mercy endures forever;
6 To Him who laid out the earth above the waters,
For His mercy endures forever;
7 To Him who made great lights,
For His mercy endures forever—
8 The sun to rule by day,
For His mercy endures forever;
9 The moon and stars to rule by night,
For His mercy endures forever.
10 To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn,
For His mercy endures forever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them,
For His mercy endures forever;
12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm,
For His mercy endures forever;
13 To Him who divided the Red Sea in two,
For His mercy endures forever;
14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it,
For His mercy endures forever;
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea,
For His mercy endures forever;
16 To Him who led His people through the wilderness,
For His mercy endures forever;
17 To Him who struck down great kings,
For His mercy endures forever;
18 And slew famous kings,
For His mercy endures forever—
19 Sihon king of the Amorites,
For His mercy endures forever;
20 And Og king of Bashan,
For His mercy endures forever—
21 And gave their land as a heritage,
For His mercy endures forever;
22 A heritage to Israel His servant,
For His mercy endures forever.
23 Who remembered us in our lowly state,
For His mercy endures forever;
24 And rescued us from our enemies,
For His mercy endures forever;
25 Who gives food to all flesh,
For His mercy endures forever.
26 Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven!
For His mercy endures forever.

—–His mercy endures forever! I think God is trying to stress something here that man has set up teachings against by saying “turn or burn”….. etc…

All? Really?

From 2 Corinthians 5:18 -21….

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Notice the word “world” above… Most people believe the majority of the world will be eternally doomed… Do you believe the bible or these teachers teaching what they think the bible says…

“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth will draw 10% (oh whoops!) all men to me…

He will make 10% of (whoops again!) all things new. God will be all in all. He is the savior of the … world… and especially of those who believe.

Interesting reading recently on the fact that none of the early church fathers who came up with the creeds ever included any mention of some kind of eternal torment in their faith statements.

What say you?

Guys, if you are interesting in researching this more, go to www.Tentmaker.org or watch Gary Amirault’s videos on Youtube. He has helped me understand this doctrine of the Glorious or Victorious Gospel. A Gospel that none of us needs to be ashamed of.. It is the power of Salvation to the Jew first and also to the Greek… 

A Father’s Day Post -Reposted (Theology of the Father)

On This weekend of Father’s Day… …… Do you believe that the Heavenly Father would turn his face away from the most important moment in History? Read…

from the last part of Psalms 22: (Jesus on the Cross Prophetically
Saying this through the Psalmist) Yes, he was forsaken (not rescued)…
but…….He said….

I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
23 You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from Him;
But when He cried to Him, He heard.
25 My praise shall be of You in the great assembly;
I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.
26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.
Let your heart live forever!
27 All the ends of the world
Shall remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the nations
Shall worship before You.
28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s,
And He rules over the nations.
29 All the prosperous of the earth
Shall eat and worship;
All those who go down to the dust
Shall bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep himself alive.
30 A posterity shall serve Him.
It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,
31 They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born,
That He has done this.

“All the ends of the world will what? remember and turn to him? all the families of the nations shall worship? or do you believe that just 10% of them will? ……
.. Lord, I will declare your “name” (character) that you oh God are a good, loving, merciful, servant hearted, patient, God who has what is best for us in mind. (Jer. 29:11) …. The above verses say that God the Father could not have possibly missed this moment in time… It meant life for the whole world!

Amen?

Is Death the End?

Ever lost a loved one? When all things are made new.. it will all be made right. We can’t understand a love so great that God would forgive even the greatest or “chief” of sinners.. the Apostle Paul. Can he forgive someone who commited suicide? Of course… the God who died for us while we were yet sinners can use some of that “Mercy that endures forever” to forgive your loved one. Ever think of what a person goes through before they give up on life. The hopelessness, the pain, the depression. Some of you have even been close to that decision and God has brought you back from the brink to give you hope again. Did you know that no-one can come to God unless the Spirit draws them. Do you think he would only draw a few to himself? Remember a promise he made about 2000 years ago? “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all…..
What makes you so special compared to anyone else? Well …Jesus loved you so much that he gave up the riches of heaven to live among evil and hateful people.. On the cross he cried out “Father forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” Do you think the Father would not do so? He also made the statement that the Son of Man came to seek and save those that are lost. He will “leave the 99 sheep” that are in the fold to find the one lost sheep. He is pure love in a way that mankind would have never glimpsed on our own unless he would have revealed it to us. So I believe in a God of Love who could not only forgive Hitler or Stalin, but will someday bring “all things” under his subjection ….eventually. someday every knee will bow to proclaim him as “Lord”, not out of being forced, but by finally being willing to acknowledge how wonderful He really is… Can you find it in your heart to forgive these kind of “criminals”. ? Well Jesus forgave a thief hanging on the cross… Hummn.

I’m sure the other thief will eventually be forgiven as well. God is very patient, not willing that any should perish. He came not to condemn, but to save.. Did you know that the name Jesus actually means “God is salvation” ? As in Adam all have died, so in Christ shall all be made alive!.
For the wages of sin is death, …but…. the gift of God is eternal life….
Do you think that will only be a gift to just a few selected special few? Do you see God or do you see Satan winning the battle of history? Surely God will overcome all obstacles to win all and make all things new. The last enemy to be done away with will be death. (anyone know what the second death is? hummn? ) No more tears, no more pain, the old way of things will be done away. “Behold I am making all things new.” is his promise to me and to you and to “all”… (one of my favorite words )

Hopefully this will be a comfort to anyone who has lost a loved one…