DANIEL 3:25-28 “THE FORM OF THE FOURTH IS LIKE THE SON OF GOD”

  Dan 3:14  Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Dan 3:15  Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? Dan 3:16  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. Dan 3:17  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning...

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ARE YOU BEING PLACED UNDER “TUTORS AND GOVERNORS”?

Gal 4:1  Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; Gal 4:2  But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Gal 4:3  Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Gal 4:7  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.   Are you being placed under the “tutors” and...

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JAMES 2:26: FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO

Jas 2:24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Jas 2:25  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? Jas 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.   To understand James 2:26 one must understand and appreciate the perfect justice and gracious mercy of God our Father and what He calls “the law of faith,” and that how He has graciously dealt with all mankind whether Jew or Gentile by the same way He has always dealt with His creation, by faith and faith alone, without any works at all for salvation from the debt and penalty from their sins and justification unto eternal life. But the proper...

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NAME TAKEN OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE

  Rev 22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Rev 22:15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Rev 22:16  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Rev 22:18  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God...

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“DIE TO SELF EVERYDAY”~ “TAKE UP OUR CROSS”

Mat 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mat 16:25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Mat 16:26  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Mat 16:27  For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Mat 16:28  Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.      The expression “die to self every day” is not only rather ambiguous, but...

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HOW DOES THE SAINT OBSERVE THE LORD’S TABLE/COMMUNION? PART2

1Co 10:1  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 1Co 10:2  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 1Co 10:3  And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 1Co 10:4  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.   Because of the volume of feedback to the study “How does the saint observe the Lord’s Table/Communion?” I thought it needful to do a follow-up study on the matter by going more in to detail into the “Table,” “bread,” and “cup” issues. The Apostle Paul uses Israel as an example and an ensample for the saint today, both with Moses and the children of Israel,...

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POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE FEAR WITHIN THE BELIEVER

2Ti 1:6  Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 2Ti 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2Ti 1:8  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;      As you have correctly noticed, “fear” is spoken about as a real and legitimate motivating factor with us in this present dispensation of God’s grace. In fact, it is spoken of both in a positive, (or a good and appropriate), sense, and in a negative, (or a bad and inappropriate), sense. Hence we find ‘positive fear’ in such places as you have cited, and...

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WHAT DID ISRAEL BELIEVE TO BECOME JUSTIFIED?

Luk 23:39  And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. Luk 23:40  But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? Luk 23:41  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. Luk 23:42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Luk 23:43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.       I think the best way for me to answer this is to more or less quickly survey the overall doctrine regarding justification unto eternal life in God’s program with Israel. And then having done so, look at the issue...

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HOW DOES THE SAINT OBSERVE THE LORD’S TABLE/COMMUNION?

1Co 11:23  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 1Co 11:24  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 1Co 11:25  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 1Co 11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.   One of the most important doctrines that the saint is entrusted with is what the Apostle Paul gives the saints to do that he says will “shew the Lord’s death till he come.”...

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JESUS CHRIST THE “ROCK”

1Co 10:1  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 1Co 10:2  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 1Co 10:3  And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 1Co 10:4  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.      Briefly put, my understanding is that the context has to do with godly sanctification and the opposition against it from the Satanic policy of evil. It’s the issue both with Israel when the designation is originally used by God when He brought them out of Egypt and they first confronted the policy of evil, as well as when the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy...

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