Romans 6:12-13 “Yield yourselves unto God” 10-21-15

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ISRAEL’S HALLMARK BLESSINGS AND CURSES

  Isa 35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Isa 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Isa 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Isa 35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.   There are a great number of blessings that Israel will enjoy once the kingdom of heaven is established on the earth. Dozens upon dozens could be listed from the things spoken about by Isaiah alone. When I used the expression “hallmark blessings,” (which of course is...

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CONTRADICTIONS IN THE KING JAMES VERSION?

Are there errors and contradictions in the KJV bible?   But now before dealing with any of the examples of ‘supposed errors’ that you cite, I want to say a few things about the overall issue of there being a number of differences between what is recorded in the Samuel/Kings account of things in Israel’s history and what is recorded in the Chronicles account of that same time. For some times folks fail to realize that they should actually expect differences to exist between the two accounts. Not because they are the result of ‘legitimate scribal errors,’ or anything like that. But because they are two purposely different accounts. So first of all it is important to realize and understand that there are reasons why God has two separate historical accounts of the...

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SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Mar 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mar 16:16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mar 16:17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Mar 16:18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mar 16:19  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. Mar 16:20  And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.   Most...

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OUR PERSONAL ‘ONE-ON-ONE’ REALATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER

Rom 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Rom 12:4  For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: Rom 12:5  So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.   Does each member as individuals in the body have a person one on one relationship with God that no one else will have since it seems that we are all individuals?   My understanding is that the essence of what you state in your question is certainly true, i.e. that as the individual members of the body of Christ that we are each of us clearly does...

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CHRIST THE FIRST FRUITS AND THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S AT HIS COMING

1Co 15:20  But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1Co 15:21  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1Co 15:23  But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 1Co 15:24  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 1Co 15:25  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 1Co 15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.  Q. Is it correct to say Paul is not talking about the resurrection of the body of...

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SEALING OF THE SPIRIT AND JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST

Eph 1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Eph 1:14  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.     I don’t have any problem with what it says fitting into my understanding. In fact I think it fits very well. When Paul says, “ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” I think this doctrinally takes us right back to Romans 8 where He originally taught us to understand that having believed the gospel of our salvation, (which includes us being sanctified and adopted as “sons”), “that holy Spirit of promise” sealed us in connection with who...

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THE “STING OF DEATH” AND THE BELIEVER

1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1Co 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.   My understanding is that all three of these issues pertaining to physical death are issues that should not bother us at all; i.e. we should not be troubled by them, or be uneasy in our minds about them, when it comes to the issue of when we ourselves will physically die. And this is because all three of them are covered by the Lord’s victory over sin and death, which of course He Himself wrought when He was raised again from the dead. Physical death is not a natural consequence of life, nor an integral part...

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OUR SINS JUDGED AND FORGIVEN, OR JUDGED ONLY?

Rom 3:21  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Rom 3:22  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Rom 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Rom 3:26  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.   My understanding is...

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GOD’S WRATH POURED OUT UPON WOMEN AND CHILDREN?

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,   This is an issue that people frequently bring up, especially if they are...

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