Blessings and Curses


All the curses the nation of Israel have lived through have now passed to US!

1 Pet 4:17 For the time [has come] for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if [it begins] with us first, what will [be] the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

May 2014  http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0514/phillips_christian_friends.php3#.U3-JQfldWSo  http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The pope’s imminent visit to Israel will rightly attract much attention. But two largely untold stories about global Christianity have the capacity to shake the world order. The first is the persecution of Christians in the developing world at the hands of Islam. Boko Haram, which has kidnapped more than 250 Christian schoolgirls in Nigeria, is merely one of many Islamist groups increasingly terrorizing and killing Christians across the developing world. According to Open Doors, a nondenominational Christian group, about 100 million Christians are being persecuted in more than 65 countries, with radical Muslims the main perpetrators in 36 of them. In Egypt, Coptic Christians have been attacked, murdered, and driven out. In December 2013, at least 1,000 Christians were killed in the Central African Republic. In February this year, jihadists bombed churches in Zanzibar as “dens of non-believers.” In March, members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militia publicly beheaded a mother of two girls and her cousin after discovering they were Christians. The same month in Nigeria, more than 150 Christians were butchered in a massacre in Kaduna; this week, hundreds died in bomb attacks in the Christian areas of the towns of Kano and Jos. In Sudan, Christians have been hacked to death for refusing to convert to Islam or burned alive inside their churches.

Deut 28:1, 15; 30:19-20; 30:1-3;

Deut 28:1; And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, [and] that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call [them] to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, and shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

Deut 30:7; And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.

9/27/14  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/27/russian-minister-says-us-must-abandon-claim-to-eternal-uniqueness/   Russian minister says US must abandon claim to ‘eternal uniqueness’!

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED

‘If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved’ (Rom 10:9);

(Jesus Christ is the) One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins. Acts 10:35-43

‘But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to those who believe in his name;’ John 1:12

Jesus said ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life’ John 3:16

‘He that believes in the son has eternal life.’ John 3:36a

‘I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words-who listens to My message-and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possess now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment-does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation-but he has already passed over out of death into life.’ John 5:24 Amplified

‘Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word, and believes Him who sent me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.’ John 5:24 American Standard

‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.’ John 6:28

‘For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.’ John 6:40

‘No man can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him: and I will raise him up on the last day.’ John 6:44

‘Verily, verily, I say to you, He who believes has eternal life.’ John 6:47

‘My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give eternal life to them; and they will never perish, and none will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to snatch them out of my Father’s hand.’ John 10:27-30

Jesus said unto her, ‘I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25,26

‘Father, you have given your son authority over all men to give eternal life to all that you have given to him. And this is eternal life, to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.’ John 17:1-3

‘Because God’s love for you, supremely expressed at Calvary, can now be manifested ‘much more’ and so accomplish His every desire for you.’ God commendeth His Love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Because of His delight in the Son, God can never reject the prayer of the Son asking Him to keep ‘them which thou hast given me.’ ‘I pray for them… for they are thine’. ‘Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me.’ (John 17:9,11)

‘the gospel of Christ, it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes’ Romans 1:16

‘Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.’ Romans 4:7-8

‘God demonstrates His Love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’ Romans 5:8

‘but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.’ Romans 6:23

‘There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.’ ‘Who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.’ Romans 8:1,34

‘No condemnation now hangs over the head of those who are in Jesus Christ. Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not reckon sin.’ (Romans 8:1,34) (JB Phillips New Testament in Modern English) (Emphasis Mine)

‘If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved’ Rom 10:9

‘For with the heart a man believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation.’ Romans 10:10

‘For the scripture says, whosoever believes in him will not be disappointed for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him. For whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.’ Romans 10:11-12

‘He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit, Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ, our Saviour, That, being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life’ Titus 3:5

‘For ye have need of patience that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise,’ Hebrews 10:36(After Ye Have Done The Will of God’ (This means Believed in Jesus, accepted him as your Saviour.))

‘The Lord which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all), you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Gallilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.  And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins. Acts 10:35-43 N.A.S. This is ‘The Gospel,’ ‘The Good News’

‘and Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.’ Acts 17

Paul says in Galatians 2: 14 thru 6:18 ‘But when I saw that they were not straight forward about  the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles, and not like the Jews, why do you compel the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. This only would I hear of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. The just shall live by faith. ‘Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen’ (Emphasis Mine)

‘Now brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of the first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more that five hundred (500) of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also’ 1 Cor 15: 1-8 (Emphasis Mine)

‘How complete, how all-inclusive! Grace saves, justifies, builds up, makes accepted, redeems, forgives, bestows an inheritance, gives standing before God, provides a throne of grace to which we may come boldly for mercy and help; it teaches us how to live and gives us a blessed hope! As old Bunyan said: “The believer is now, by faith in the Lord Jesus, shrouded under so perfect and blessed a righteousness, that this thundering law of Mount Sinai cannot find the least fault or diminution therein.”’ (Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth Scofield) (This is called the righteousness of God without the law.”). (Mine)

‘Should this meet the eye of an unbeliever, he is affectionately exhorted to accept the true sentence of that holy and just law which he has violated: for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God’ (Rom. 3:22-23). In Christ such will find a perfect and eternal salvation, as it is written: ‘If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved’ (Rom 10:9); for Christ is ‘the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes” (Rom. 10:4). (Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth Scofield)

For we are vessels of mercy – That he might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son…..(Romans 9:23, 8:29)

Because Gods infinite power is no longer hindered by your sins, but can wholly keep you safe, for the Blood of Christ still removes your guilt. He is the propitiation for our sins (1 John 2:2)

‘Because the death of the Son, having a value equivalent to the punishment demanded for all your sins, has paid also for sins you now commit. ‘There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. ‘Who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.’ (Romans 8:1, 34) (J B Phillips New Testament in Modern English)

‘Because by the resurrection of Christ, God has broken your connection with Adam and joined you to Christ for acceptance and life.’ ‘You being dead in your sins… hath he quickened (enlifed) together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses.’ ‘Yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead.’ (Colossians 2:13; Romans 6:13) The Green Letters – Miles Standford

He did not just arrive as a baby 2000 years ago, He is the Word of God, He and the Father are one. From Heaven He came here, to show to us the Love and Kindness of the Father toward us, and to Save Us. He is the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End. The Lord God Almighty. 

Psalms 27:4, 13, 14  ‘One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.’ ‘I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.’

This is ‘The Gospel,’ ‘The Good News’

Acts 10:38-43  N.A.S. ‘You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.  And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.’

1 Cor 15: 1-8  ‘By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of the first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more that five hundred (500) of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also’

‘I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.’ Psalms 27:4,13,14

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s