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Ephesians 2: 1    And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2    Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:  3    Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4    But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5    Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6    And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7    That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9    Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The Bible says that Hell was created for the devil and his demons, and while  not for one single human being

 Matthew 25: 13    Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. 14    For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15    And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16    Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17    And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18    But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19    After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20    And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21    His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22    He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23    His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24    Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25    And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26    His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27    Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28    Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29    For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30    And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 31    When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32    And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33    And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34    Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35    For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36    Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37    Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38    When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  39    Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40    And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41    Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Sadly most  humans by the exercise of their own free will they still choose to go to hell by refusing to admit, repent of their sins and rejecting Jesus Christ as their sole Lord and Savior.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” —John 14:6

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord…” —Revelation 14:13

 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” —Revelation 20:14,15 .

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(Jer 9:2 KJV)   Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. 3  And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. 4  Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. 5  And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. 6  Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Isa 29:13 KJV)

(Acts 10:38 KJV)  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 39  And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40  Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

THIS BAPTISM, FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT  IS FIRSTLY RESERVED ONLY FOR GOD’S CHILDREN, HIS BELIEVERS WHO HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR AND ALSO THE FULL LORD OF THEIR LIFE.  JESUS SADLY IS STILL NOT ACTUALLY THE LORD OF ALL OF THE PROFESSING CHRISTIANS  TOO.THERE THUS NOW ARE BOTH INITIAL AND CONTINUAL FILLINGS, HOLY SPIRIT ANOINTING UPON ALL BELIEVERS.

“Indeed the fullness of God the Holy Spirit is essential to every child of God and God promised this fullness to all His children and assured us that if His children ask they shall receive (Luke 11:33). In all the accounts referred to above the gift of the Holy Spirit was reserved for those called children of God, believers, disciples of the Lord Jesus and had received God’s Word (Acts 2:14,15,17).

Although the baptism in the Spirit can occur jointly at conversion, it usually happens at a later time. It is a result of our own personal willingness to walk fully with the Lord in obedience to His will.The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is separately both a filling of the Holy Spirit and an anointing of the Holy Spirit for a particular  service for God. To be baptized in the Spirit is to be immersed in the Spirit to the point that the you do allow the Holy Spirit takes over control of your life, activities, to empower you  – to take direct control even of your thoughts, words and actions. You see, it is one thing to have the Spirit residing in you. It is another thing to have the Spirit presiding over  you.  Ephesians 5:18 tells us, “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled continually with the Spirit.” The Greek tense for filled implies the idea of keeping on being filled.  We all are to pray that we be also filled with the Spirit continually. We also can always come closer to God and receive more of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

It is too often also still the religious Proud people like to say that they have all of the  Holy ghost and they do not need anymore , but in reality by their pride they show that they do not enough of Him.. ironically these same proud people tend not to manifest even the charismatic spiritual gifts as well, not surprisingly, for still they are too full if it, full of sin and pride.. Baptism of the Holy Ghost – is God’s given power for our service for him received.   We should desire as much of Him the Holy spirit  as well..  and more everyday too..

It is amazing to me how the basic Christians issues are so commonly discussed  and yet too often really personally unknown still including the gifts of the Holy Spirit

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2 Cor 4:7 KJV)

Note this:  

– Jesus was born by the power of the Holy Spirit ((Luke 1:35 KJV)  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. ).    

– He went about doing good and healing all the oppressed by the devil, by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:38 KJV)  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. ).    

– All his ministry was done anointed by the Holy Spirit ((Luke 4:18 KJV)  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, ).    

– He was crucified moved by the eternal Spirit ((Heb 9:14 KJV)  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? ).    

– The Spirit raised Jesus from the death ((Rom 8:11 KJV)  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. ).    

– And actually, the Holy Spirit is the one who leads the Church and your life and mine

((John 14:15 KJV)  If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.18  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (John 14:26 KJV)  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 15:26 KJV)  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: (John 16:7 KJV)  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9   Of sin, because they believe not on me;10  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. 14  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. ).    

– All the Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that’s why it is the Word of God, to guide and help in the sanctification of all of us ((Heb 4:12 KJV)  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (2 Pet 1:21 KJV)  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. ).

Once a person has been personally now accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, note both, they will next be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and clearly he or she will start becoming a different person. This generally will happen in two different ways:

-The Holy Spirit will continually empower the believer with new abilities, called “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” These gifts enable the believer to do the Lord’s work in new and sometimes miraculous ways. Think of them as “birthday gifts” in honor of their new birth but they are also gifts to equip one to service Christ and the body of Christ much better . The gift of the Holy spirit themselves are never an adequate substitute for having the fruit of the Holy spirit now too

– As the believer next also makes daily conscious choices to submit to the gentle leading of the indwelling Holy Spirit, the believer’s character is immediately changed. The resulting visible new character traits are called “The Fruit of the Spirit” – . The fruit of the Holy spirit themselves are never an adequate substitute for having the gifts of the Holy spirit now too

1  Corinthians,   12: 1  Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.

1 Cor 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

We all  do also still have to seek these Holy Spirit gifts with all our heart (Jer. 29:13), that also includes the nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing(s) by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:” (1Corinthians 12:8-10) and the Spirit of Truth, Holiness, Wisdom, of the Fear of the Lord, of Counsel, Spirit of Grace and the Spirit of Knowledge.

Spiritual Gifts

 Word of wisdom. Wisdom is simply applied knowledge. We experience the word of wisdom when the Holy Spirit gives us supernatural wisdom in a particular situation. In your daily walk, the Holy Spirit will sometimes empower you to share the Gospel with another person. The Holy Spirit will miraculously give you words to touch the heart of that person. When it happens, you KNOW that your intellect didn’t concoct that word of wisdom. It came from the heart of God, as a gift to that soon-to-be believer.  The wisdom from God can bring happiness, long life, riches, honor and peace,       

 Word of knowledge. Sometimes the Holy Spirit reveals something that the believer couldn’t possibly have known otherwise. ISometimes in your prayer times, the Lord will reveal something to you. Maybe that word is for you: to encourage you or convict you of a particular sin.  On rare occasions, the word is for (or about) somebody else or some group.  When you receive such a word, immediately ask the Lord for wisdom in how to apply it.  

        

Faith.  At specific times, God gives us clear directions to step out in faith in a particular situation, and the results are often miraculous (at least in our eyes).    We also do exercise faith when we act on the basis of God’s will, as revealed in Scripture and confirmed by the Holy Spirit.      

    

Gifts of Healings. Notice that the Bible talks about Gifts (plural) of Healings (also plural). These are individual packages of healings given to specific persons. Healing is a miraculous, partial reversal of The Curse, a special act of God’s love in our behalf.  God is willing to bestow a gift of healing through the prayers of any Spirit-filled Christian. In most cases, it is not only because these believers are successful in their prayers and  they are good listeners to god but it is also they have been gifted in this area.. They pray to HEAR the will of God FIRST. Then they can pray with 100% confidence because they are lined up with God’s will in that situation.

“…to another the working of miracles…”  It takes first a knowledge of God’s word, and of Wisdom and Faith to discern God’s will even for His service. But if we are abiding in Christ and faithfully studying Scripture, the Holy Spirit will show us His will. Just don’t be surprised (or falsely impressed with yourself) when He asks you to also work a miracle. The Lord will occasionally ask you to pray for a miracle. Miracles should also be a normal part of our walk. We should always have our hearts tuned to hear God’s voice never  the less.   (Deu 7:22 KJV)  And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.23   But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. (Heb 6:1 KJV)  Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,2   Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.  

“…to another prophecy…” PROPHECY IS PERSONALLY PROCLAIMING DIRECTLY GOD’S WORD SPECIFICALLY TO A SPECIFIC GROUP.. You do not have to be a Prophet to prophecy, in fact all believers are encouraged to use the gift of prophecy firstly too.  (1 Cor 14:31 KJV)  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.  (Rev 19:10 KJV)  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.  All Prophecy always exalts the Lord Jesus Christ. The Christian People who have learned to use faithfully the gifts of prophecy tend to become God true Prophets. God’s prophets ALSO TOO do work two ways. Most of the time, they speak forth God’s will in accordance with Scripture. At certain times, they will EVEN foretell future events.  In real life, prophecy works like a combination of the Word of Wisdom and Faith. The prophet operates in the Lord’s wisdom, and speaks in faith in obedience to the Holy Spirit and  CONSISTENT with the Scriptures. God’s prophets are not perfect as well, neither was Moses and he was a true Prophet of God  (1 Chi 8:46 KJV)  If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; (Eccl 7:20 KJV)  For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

“…to another discerning of spirits…” there are specific times when we absolutely MUST know the truth of a particular situation. For example, we must know: Whether a person’s words and actions are motivated by the Holy Spirit, by a demon, or by that person’s own flesh nature.  And you must really pray for discernment when you are around people operating in the Spirital gifts; Your discernment will enable you to know whether their teaching is demonic or just uninspired.  I have seen many TV preachers preach what I thought was a good message only too often to  have the Holy Spirit next say to me they are false, they were not his true messengers and why as well! Even the Religious spirits do now love to operate in churches. The first instance of Jesus casting out a demon was in a synagogue. When a particular person is demon-possessed. Most of the time, this will be obvious to a Spirit-filled believer. Instantly start praying for the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom to know God’s will in that situation. Be careful to do nothing more or less than God’s will, even if God’s will is to walk away. And have faith that what God requires, He enables. Does the content of this section shock you? Just remember Paul’s words in Ephesians chapter 6, verses 12-18: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints . ccording to this passage, God requires us to recognize the spiritual nature of our daily walk. We’re in a battle, and you can’t see the enemy. Therefore we must be watchful (verse 18) with our supernatural senses, exercising discernment along with the gifts of wisdom, knowledge and faith.  

…to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. The “different kinds of tongues” is a most-peculiar gift. The most-famous example was when the 120 disciples began speaking in other tongues on the Day of Pentecost.  Just as each gift of healing is a partial reversal of the general curse on humanity, the gift of tongues on that occasion was a partial reversal of the curse and confounding of languages at Babel. In the passages in the Book of Acts, different groups of disciples spoke in tongues unknown both to themselves and their hearers. For example, before Peter could finish sharing the Gospel message with the Gentiles in Cornelius’ house, the Holy Spirit fell upon these Gentiles and they began speaking in other tongues.

The biggest factor in the successful usage of the spiritual gifts is our attitude of submission, lordship, meekness, humbleness..  For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.  (Isa 66:2 KJV)

There are the Manifestation Gifts of the Holy Spirit, but there are also given to the Church the gifts of church officers  too.

 (Eph 4:11 KJV)  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Paul now also said, I KEEP UNDER MY BODY, AND BRING IT INTO SUBJECTION: LEST THAT BY ANY MEANS, WHEN I HAVE PREACHED TO OTHERS, I MYSELF SHOULD BE A CASTAWAY-1 Cor 9:27. Paul knew we could lose salvation as also exemplified in the following. BEHOLD THEREFORE THE GOODNESS…OF GOD…IF THOU CONTINUE IN HIS GOODNESS: OTHERWISE THOU ALSO SHALT BE CUT OFF (if you do not continue in faith and obeying the Gospel, you shall be cut off). AND THEY ALSO, IF THEY ABIDE NOT STILL IN UNBELIEF, SHALL BE GRAFTED IN: FOR GOD IS ABLE TO GRAFT THEM IN AGAIN-Ro 11:22,23.

At any point in our Christian life we can decide to turn back, to choose the things of the world rather than the things of God and heaven. 50 percent of all of the once loudly professing Christians I know eventually do fall away from the Lord, deliberately chose not to follow after him anymore, mainly cause they have a desire to get rich or to experience more of the pleasure of this world..  (Luke 17:32 KJV)  Remember Lot’s wife. 33  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34  I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35  Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36  Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

(1 John 2:15 KJV)  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

The Holy Spirit wants us to (Eph 5:19 KJV)  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;21  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

and to mediate on good things (Phil 4:8 KJV)  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Let us not grieve Him, the person of the Holy spirit . Let us be obedient to Him.  We can get anointed, filled, Baptized  of the Holy Spirit, and then through sins, neglect of our godly spiritual life, we can drift away from the Lord and begin once again to quench and grieve the Spirit. Our personal convictions  of our sins by the Holy Spirit and our personal repentance will then bring us back to the Lord and to a new release of the power of His Spirit within us. Thus, we experience again the power of the  baptism in the Spirit. The only way we can stay full of the Spirit is to stay near, to come back to the  fountain, Jesus Christ  who is the baptizer of us with the Holy Spirit. Let us talk to Him and continue in a wonderful relationship with Him. Then the further purposes of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit will be achieved in our lives.

1 Corinthians 12:31, “But covet earnestly the best gifts.”

1 Corinthians 14:1, “Desire spiritual gifts.”

Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

 ((Heb 12:1 KJV)  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2   Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.).

 Ephesians 1:19 “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”  Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” . .

Psalms 22: 26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

The New Testament Bible does not contain any prophecy concerning Israel today, except that she will continue to “fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24).

No Christians should  be focusing upon the Middle East today; but rather, upon preaching the Full Gospel to the world (Matthew 28:19,20). We are also now to love all people, of all nations, of all races.

“…For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel… That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God” (Romans 9:6,8). 

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. .” (Rev. 2:9- )

“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” —Romans 2:28,29

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” —Galatians 3:28

There are no Biblical remaining prophecies concerning Israel to be fulfilled before Jesus returns.

God is NO respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). God’s loyalty to Israel is to the nation in accordance with His own divine purpose and plan; and NOT to the Jewish race because they are more special than anyone else. God DIDN’T bless the Jews when they sinned against Him in the Bible. The Jews went into 70-years of captivity for failing to keep the Sabbath for 490 years (7 x 70 = 490). God punished them one year in exile for every 7-years they refused to keep the Sabbath. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 clearly make the blessings of God CONDITIONAL upon Israel.  We learn in Deuteronomy 28:15,16… “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: CURSED shalt thou be in the city, and CURSED shalt thou be in the field.”

Who Owns the Land of Palestine Today?God owns it.  God has promised the “future” Land of Palestine to the seed of Abraham (Genesis 13:14-17; 17:6-8), Isaac (Genesis 21:12), and Jacob (Genesis 28:13,14).  Of course, Jacob’s name was changed by the Lord to “Israel.”  Muslims have no Biblical claim to the land of Palestine today, NOR do the Jews.  The Lord did not promise to restore Israel to their land until HE RETURNS.  Israel was removed from their land by force in the 8th and 6th centuries B.C., by the Assyrians and Babylonians, respectively.  Israel was again removed from their land in A.D. 70 and A.D. 135 by Rome. and today God’s Blessings are Promised for all those Who Befriend the Christians (the sole, real spiritual Jews, Israel today) and not the Natural Jews Matthew 10:42    And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.  ; Mark 9: 40    For he that is not against us is on our part. 41    For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. 42    And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea

Romans 11:1-2 and 19-23, I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying … Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.”

The Scriptures you’ve just read plainly teach that ONLY Jews who believe the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ will be grafted back into the tree as God’s people. In other words, if you don’t get saved, then you are NOT God’s people and you will go to Hell forever.  Clearly, the Word of God teaches that “Jew” in the Bible, as regards all the future promises to Israel, refers ONLY to born-again Christian Jews. It is the circumcision of the inward heart, and not the outward flesh, that makes one a Jew in God’s eyes. No unconverted Jew can ever claim the promise of God concerning Palestine, unless he first BELIEVES on Jesus Christ as his personal Messiah. You Need HIS Righteousness!  “When Paul says “all Israel shall be saved,” he does not mean every individual Israelite will be saved. It is the nation he has before us in this chapter. In every age, only a remnant is saved. The quotation Paul uses is from Isaiah 59:20 in the Old Testament: “And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.” The message to the individual is that he or she will have to “turn from transgression” to the Lord. There will be a remnant that will turn to Him. All of them will be saved. He speaks of the saved remnant as the nation Israel. There is always only a remnant that is saved. There was a remnant in Elijah’s day; there was a remnant in David’s day; there was a remnant in Paul’s day; there is a remnant in our day; and there will be a remnant during the Great Tribulation Period.   “

The Bible now also teaches that God’s promises were not made to all Jews; but only to saved Jews…”Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.” —Galatians 3:16  “So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.” —Galatians 3:9

God cut off Israel in 586 BC as well as 70 AD  for their continuous and stiff necked rebellion against His Word, his son,  even killing the prophets sand his son. But  any Jew still can be grafted back into the tree, but all Christ-rejecting Jews are NOT GOD’S PEOPLE. Less than 2% of the Jews living in Israel today profess to be a Christian. The Zionist certainly aren’t a holy people. Jews are the most hateful enemies of Jesus Christ today.;

There was,  is no promised 3rd return to Israel, Jerusalem. Rather there are differing legal and diplomatic positions on Jerusalem held within the international community.[1] Scholars are divided over the legal status of Jerusalem under international law.  No country in the world has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Many do not recognize it as a city that is properly Israel’s. Many UN member states formally adhere to the United Nations proposal that Jerusalem should have an international status.; “By calling this covenant ‘new,’ he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear” (Heb. 8:13). The choice, therefore, is between two theologies: one based on the shadows of the Old Covenant and one based on the substance of the New Covenant.

And let me say boldly that Israel belongs to God, not the Jews. Leviticus 25:23, “The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.” Unsaved Zionist Jews claim that God promised the land to them; but the Bible says it is God’s land upon which He has promised to regather all the saved (Jew and Gentile alike) to live (Galatians 3:26-29). This regathering will happen when Jesus Christ returns at the Second Coming (and not until).

Further more the Christians are God’s people today. Galatians 3:28-29 says there are no Jews in Christ…Galatians 3:28-29, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” There is neither Jew nor Gentile in Christ. So we can divide all humanity into one of three groups: Jews, Gentiles and Christians. The Jews today are NOT God’s people. Galatians 3:29, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

In fact, Deuteronomy 28:15-68 pronounces numerous CURSES upon the Jews if they fail to obey God’s commandments.  God’s promise of blessing upon Israel is conditioned upon their obedience to the Word of God. The same is true of all mankind (Acts 17:30). Romans 11:1-2 and 19-23 plainly teach that God CUT OFF Israel because of immorality and unbelief; but ANYBODY, Gentile or Jew alike, will be grafted back into God’s tree as His people BY FAITH.

Acts 10:34 states: “…God is no respecter of persons.” Romans 10:12 states: “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek…” Jews are no better, or worse, than anyone else. To teach that Jews are special, and should be treated better than other people, goes contrary to the Scriptures… “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.” Christians are commanded to love Arabs as much as Jews. God now basically  hasn’t defended Israel since the Old Testament, because of their sin and rebellion… “Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble” (Jeremiah 11:14).  Christ-rejecting Jews are NOT God’s people; but believing Arabs ARE God’s people. Any Gentile who believes the Gospel (death, burial and resurrection) of Jesus Christ is saved and God’s people according to Romans 11:1-2,19-23 and Galatians 3:26-29. The only thing Christians should be praying for today concerning Israel is that they would repent toward God from their unbelief and get saved. Israel is a wicked nation today, where there is no religious freedom. There is nothing in the Bible which teaches that the Church is expected to financially support heathen Israel, or assist Israel in any capacity. God promised to regather and restore Israel at the Second Coming of Christ, and not before. Galatians 3:28-29, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” These Scriptures plainly teach that only those who are in Jesus Christ by faith are Abraham’s seed according to promise. This is why nearly all Jews today reject the New Testament. It matters not whether you are Jew or Gentile, free or imprisoned, male or female… we are all one in Christ Jesus! Followers of Judaism openly reject Jesus as the Christ and are therefore of the Devil. God blesses those who do good unto those who are in Christ by faith. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

The New Testament teaches that Christians are to focus on the heavenly Jerusalem, not the earthly one (John 4:21, Galatians 4:24-28, Hebrews 12:18-24). We are told in Hebrews 11:13-16 that even Abraham has no further interest in a restored Jewish state on earth, because he is in a much better place in Heaven

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Romans 3:1 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? 2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.”
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The advantage of being Jewish was that they were the first to hear the gospel of Salvation, healing, deliverance, redemption. But being Jewish in no way insures that one will avail himself of the blessing available “in Christ.” “The promises” are only “in Christ” Galatians 3:16  Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.  Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold and said, it was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles
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Today, we also are still blessed through the Jewish race because through them  we also now have  the full Word of God, Jesus Christ and the New Testament…
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For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16). Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil, to the Jew first and also to the Gentile (Romans 2:9). …glory, honour and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first and also to the Gentile (Romans 2:10).

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In Romans 2:25-29, Paul tells us that being Jewish and being circumcised are now both a matter of the heart. Also, in Philippians 3:3; For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the (Jewish) flesh.

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1Co 15:27-28, For He (the Father) has put all things under His (Christ’s) feet. But when He (the Father) saith all things are put under Him (Christ) it is manifest that He (the Father) is excepted which did put all things under Him (Christ). And when all things shall be subdued unto Him (Christ) then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him (the Father) that put all things under Him (Christ) that God (the Father) may be all in all.

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Still every religion in the world including Judaism and most of those too who claim to be Christians have devised some plan of their own, their own selected verses, gospel version, by which they can praise themselves, use their own efforts to become righteousness. The Bible still does teaches that a man cannot earn his own salvation cause he was born a sinner–and not just in the New Testament. Ecclesiastes 7:20 teaches: “For there is not a just man upon the earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Solomon also had  said, “for there is no man that sinneth not” (I Kings 8:46).

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Therefore, no man can achieve perfect righteousness. As a result, all men including Jews are under a curse. Deuteronomy 27:26, after the giving of the law, states, “Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.” Notice, the man who does not do all the words of this law is said to be cursed. Yet, all men fail in the law at some point. David said of mankind, “They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one” (Psalm 14:3).

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The Jewish Apostle Paul declared, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved” (Romans 10:1). He further testified, “I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh” (Romans 9:2-3). Apostle Paul knew that each individual must accept or reject Jesus Christ on their own. “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all: (Isaiah 53:4-6).

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The Apostle Paul reveals to us at the end of Romans 2 and also in Galatians 3, that the promise was not many descendants but One descendant. “The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ. ” ( Galatians 3:16 ) So we can conclude that no one has ever become a heir of God’s promise by natural birth as the Jews assumed. Before Christ, Old Testament saints were justified by faith in God’s promised Messiah. After Jesus, we are justified through Faith in Christ. Heirs of the promise are those who are of the spiritual seed of Abraham, and are justified by faith. ( Romans 4:16 )

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So Abraham “believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6).

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John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
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John 5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
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John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
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The problem of the Jew is that even though through Judaism he is demanded a perfectly righteous life, what God requires, he still cannot live it and next he cannot enter into heaven as a direct result even. Their Jewish religion, Judaism has not and will not given them peace or eternal life.  
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And still all Jews who reject Christ are liars (Rev. 3:9) and are “enemies of the gospel” (Rom. 11:28) — and Christians should  “beware of the leaven”  (teachings)  of modern Judaism (Mark 8:5) Jews of Israel Talmudic Judaism are mostly evil and corruptive and therefore even now really cannot possibly beany longer God’s chosen people.
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There are dozens of clearest warnings to the ancient Hebrews that they cannot enter the land except in obedience and that if they are rebellious God will throw them out? Or that, once in exile, they can never come back except they obey?

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[if you shall corrupt yourselves]…I call heaven and earth to witness against you that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land . . .and the Lord shall scatter you among the nations… (Deut. 4:25-27).
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And Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
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Galatians 3:26-29 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ?s, then are ye Abraham?s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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God now did not cast out all the Jews, most of them but not all, for originally all Jesus Apostles were Jews and they had become saved Christians. “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace” (Romans 11:5).Matthew 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
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Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
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John 1:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

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The Fundamental Dispensationalists Christians are the still  biggest false supporters of Christian Zionism today and are also still one the biggest haters of the full work of the Holy Spirit, biggest opposition to the Full Gospel and  not surprisingly even today too It is interesting here that many expositors falsely leave out the holy spirit in the definition of a Christian, very likely cause they do not even not him and are not holy spirit filled. Nor can you basically see the evidence of the Holy Sprit, his operations, gifts in their lives.. a real close examination will reveal it is simply not there.. so they really are still not real Christians.
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Now the Holy Spirit’s presence is from the first chapter of Genesis to the last chapter of Revelation. The Holy Spirit is not new to the pages of Scripture; He plays a vital role in God’s plan of redemption, from creation to eternity. In Genesis 1:2, the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, hovered over the formless void of creation. In the last chapter of Revelation, the Holy Spirit invites humanity to partake in God’s redemption (Revelation 22:17) The Holy Spirit, along with the Son and Father are co-equal, or One God in Three Persons, sharing a single Divine essence or being. The term coined to describe this relationship is Trinity, although the word Trinity is not in the Bible, the term best describes the nature of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God, revealed in three persons.. Both Old and New Testaments testify to the divinity of the Holy Spirit, that He is not merely a force of God, but God Himself. AND IF YOU ARE NOT baptized WITH THE holy spirit YOU ARE REALLY NOT A CHRISTIAN.
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We  rightfully are Christians and not  Jews , we obey Jesus Christ and not the rules of Judaism.Regardless or how ever, the liars cannot neglect the Holy Spirit filling as being part of any Christian’s personal life; and is God’s only way of Salvation now too. And that was why the religious Jews tried to Kill even Apostle Paul and persecuted falsely all of the Christians, Apostles too.
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Yes the word “Christ” comes from Christos, a Greek word meaning “anointed.”. So, to be the Christ, it is to be “the anointed one of God.” This act of anointing also still emphasized that it was God himself who had filled the person with the Holy Spirit and had ordained the person , and equipped them him power and authority to act as his representative.
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The Apostles and early Christians may have attended the Synagogues from the first but they all clearly next had abandoned them as they all gave up Judaism, and their Jewish faith, they now next did not go to the Synagogue anymore and started their own home meetings house to house.. .
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In the eyes of God, who shows no partiality, both Israel and Palestinians are both equally guilty of murder… never mind the false justifications; We cannot basically support either side as totally in the right now too.

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(Rom 10:1 KJV) Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.;

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Too many American pastors are still falsely dismissive of all Arab Christians in Israel Should Christians treat the Israeli-Palestinian dispute differently than other conflicts even because Christians are involved? Yes, of Course . Many Christians world wide do now support a two-state solution and creation of a new Palestinian state that includes the vast majority of the West Bank. They support justice for both Israelis and Palestinians. Even Heaven awaits the Jewish return TO God, Jesus Christ, and rather NOT TO THE PROMISED EARTHLY LAND;
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The New Testament Scriptures makes it now certain that the national restoration of Israel after the flesh is not a part of the revealed will of God, but that the reverse is true. God regards natural Israel earthly kingdom with utter detestation, and He will never restore it, Next when John the Baptist preached to the Jewish people, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” he was not announcing the setting up again of the earthly throne of David for Israel as many Jews, some professing Christians falsely hoped, believe it would happen again. It is unbelievable, undeniable that the professing Christian people who do not know the Bible can be so easily deceived, led astray too by many others, bad pastors and Jewish persons, Zionists included.. “Not one verse, prophecy  in Scripture promises exist in the New Testament too  that unbelieving Jews can occupy God’s holy land in unbelief. Not one verse, prophecy clearly says that God will allow an unbelieving nation of Jews into Palestine and convert all of them later.
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Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
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Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
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The Messianic Jews law teachers, false law enforcers, false teachers also  now too that have existed even in the first churches rather they are so falsely convinced of the importance of their mission of now even imposing the Mosaic law on Gentile believers that they tend to have no time or interest for, and they do not lift a finger to help carry, the burdens of the Christians. Instead of loving one another, these false zealots for the law even now do Provoke us, too often bash us, even hate us. Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? … 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
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Luke 13:35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
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Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
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Only Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) and that there is no other salvation but through him. The saints are described in Revelation as those who “hold to the testimony of Jesus.”

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Proverbs 20:.1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
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The key Christian teaching in relation to the use of drugs. alcohol and smoking  is that the physical body is the natural home of the soul, and is therefore precious and sacred.
 

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
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According to the news media

PM  Stephen Harper : Canada

Loves rye (or beer) and hockey, and has a secret wish to be American.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/a-professing-christian-prime-minister-of-Canada/

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So Christians do not approve of the taking of illegal drugs, including  recreational drugs, all  those items which can alter the mind and make people incapable of praying or being alert to God.
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Christians will take prescription drugs when appropriate.
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Alcohol, tobacco and pot are examples of recreational drugs which are Forbidden to all Christians
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And the undeniable brain damage by the use of bad drugs, and alcohol is irreversible
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The widespread abuse of drugs, narcotics , alcohol are also  linked to virtually to every evil and criminal activity within our society including adultery, murder. 
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If any person has genuinely become a “new creature in Christ” the Bible says that old things are supposed to pass away… that all things should become new (2 Cor. 5:17). Therefore, every believer should seek to put on the new creation of Christ, and to put off the old life, including the continued use of mind altering drugs,narcotics, alcohol and smoking .
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Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
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  Drugs have a Proven Connection with Sorcery and Witchcraft  According to W.E. Vine’s expository dictionary of New Testament Words (page 1074), the word SORCERY comes from a Greek word, PHARMAKIA – used as a noun, it “signifies a sorcerer,” one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, as in Rev. 21:8.
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The English word for drugs, pharmacy, comes from this same root. Drugs and potions have traditionally been used in witchcraft and satanic rituals to induce deeper subconscious states which enable persons to have fellowship and communication with demons. Realizing the satanic relationship with drug use helps us to understand why abusers of drugs experience such bondage and depravation.
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Nowhere in the Bible or in history have drugs been used to bring people closer to God – they have always been used in relation to bringing people closer to evil powers and demonic influences.
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And   alcohol, drugs are continually linked with the headlines of Death, Robbery and Destruction. If this sounds familiar, it should. According to the Bible, these happen to be the identical characteristics of Satan.
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John 10:10 “The thief [Satan] does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
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1 Corinthians 10:21 “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.”
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According to the Bible, Christian believers also now are accountable for all that they do .
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Galatians 6 :7 Be not deceived; God is notmocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
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The Bible says that we belong to the Lord and we are to glorify Him with our body and with the way we live.
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1 Corinthians 6:20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
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1 Corinthians 10:31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
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Ephesians 5:17-18 “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
 
{18} And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit…”
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1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
 
{17} If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
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1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
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Are you under their power? Let Jesus free you now..
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Alcohol is a poison that is detrimental to one’s health and all persons who take bad drugs and alcohol suffer undeniably irreversible brain damage, death of brain cells, become more and more mentally  retarded . 
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Poison is a good choice of words, particularly when the substance is in the hands of young people who often think themselves immune from the dangers around them Drinking even one alcoholic beverage while soaking in the sun can increases skin cancer risk by 20 percent while drinking more than four glasses increases this risk by 55 percent, a new study finds . It’s estimated that  roughly 13% of those watching the  watching Super Bowl  will consume alcoholic beverages. Too many deaths are also  linked to energy drinks being mixed with alcohol. This is a dangerous combination . And it’s just a matter of time before new regulations start to surface here too.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of people impaired by these products are young, often those not yet of legal drinking age. They mix it with juices and stimulant drinks that enhance the poisonous effects. According to the American Cancer Society, cancers linked to alcohol use include mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon and rectum, breasts, and even pancreatic cancer. For each of these cancers, the risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.
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Heavy drinking can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, liver failure and other diseases, and drinkers are more likely to die in acccidents or to be murdered. And people who drink and smoke together raise their serious health disease risk even more. 
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Alcohol is still an  ‘important  cause’  of premature death .  Overall, most deaths were due to liver disease (63 per cent) and neuropsychiatric disorders (32 per cent). Excessive alcohol use can cause or exacerbate disorders such as alcohol dependence syndrome, depression, anxiety and psychotic episodes.  In Canada, the U.S., Argentina and Costa Rica, Cuba, the highest mortality rates were seen among those aged 50 to 69
Many people will tell you marijuana is not dangerous. Consider who is telling you that. Are these the same people who are using it or are trying to sell you some pot?

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John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers in her sins, that ye receive not her plagues. For her sins have reached up to heaven and God hath remembered her iniquities. (Rev. 18:4-5)

The first act of Christian cults is to distort the Bible’s original, clear teaching in favor of  the human, personal “revelations” or interpretations. These Cults may emphasize a  few verses in Scripture that seem to support their beliefs but still falsely do deliberately ignore a vast  host  of valid scripture which don’t. The Book of Acts opens with the Christian’s duty to proclaim the good news of salvation first to Jews in Israel and then to the whole world. Yet Christian Zionism is falsely not concerned with evangelism to any of Jews. Christian Zionism is primarily falsely devoted to upholding the right of a nation of Christ-rejecting Jews to occupy Palestine. It is primarily a political, not evangelistic, movement. The apostle Paul said clearly that God’s blessing was promised not to a nation of Abraham’s physical, unbelieving descendants but only to one person, Jesus (Gal. 3:16, 19). In verse 29 he says as a result that all who believe in Jesus Christ -God are children of Abraham and will be the sole ones that receive his blessing.  Jews cannot hope to find peace in a parcel of land in the Middle East; rather, peace for all men can only be found in Jesus Christ.

The Bible clearly says . . .for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen among even as they have of the Jews: who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins all way: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. (1 Thess. 2:14-16)

“Not one verse in Scripture promises that unbelieving Jews can occupy God’s holy land in unbelief. Not one prophecy clearly says that God will allow an unbelieving nation of Jews into Palestine and convert them later.  Christian Zionism twists a handful of verses, giving them a fleshly, materialistic, unconditional interpretation ignoring God’s spiritual terms of obedience “ WE still do need interpret Scripture in light of the one commandment of God that summarizes all other commandments, love for God and for all our neighbors.”

The prevailing version of American Christian Zionism,  CHRISTIAN” ZIONISM IS A CULT, and  their  belief system that falsely even underwrites, supports the theft of Palestinian land and the ongoing false oppression of Palestinian people, falsely escalates, helps create the conditions for an explosion of violence, and the violation of  universal human rights. In all of these,. Christian Zionism as it currently stands is sinful and produces more sin.  Cults do not produce fruits of wisdom, love, righteousness and justice but lead their followers into service of evil.  “ “Jesus, as a prophet and our Lord and  Savior, also had already prophesied that Jerusalem would be destroyed because they still did not know the practices that make for peace.” “As people who live under the divine authority of Holy Scripture, faithful disciples of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we believe that it is important that we carefully examine and, when necessary, critique, the teaching of any movement that claims to speak on Christ’s behalf when there is evidence that such teaching is negatively impacting the lives of our neighbors.”

Christian Zionism” is used to refer to the beliefs that many Christian conservatives have which insist that the state of Israel be supported at all costs because this is a necessary condition for the return of Jesus Christ.  Christian Zionism makes Christians the servants of wicked men. Taught to bless Israel no matter what, Christians become callous and depraved toward the Arabs, whom God loves as much as Jews. It “creates a false image of Christianity, one that is militant, western, and Zionist.”

What precedent exists in Scripture to falsely support, hold up 17 million non-Christian Jews today as beyond criticism? None! Scripture contains no example of exalting even one righteous Jew or Gentile beyond reproof! Christian Zionism thus not only flagrantly omits Scripture it doesn’t like; it creates a false obligation to bless the wicked just because they are Jewish. This is a perverse, even a racist, violation of the commandment in the book of James not to show favoritism to persons. This is a spiritual perversion. God does even now hates it.

“The New Testament describes Christ-rejecting Jews as dry, withered, castaway branches, devoid of special covenant protection. Jesus affirmed such withered branches, both Jew and Gentile, are “burned” by God (John 15:5-6). He said those who say they are Jews but reject Him are not true Jews at all (Rev. 3:9). Paul says such “children of the flesh” are not the seed of Abraham (Rom. 9:6-8) but are “broken off” (Rom. 11:19).”

All   Jews who reject Christ are liars (Rev. 3:9) and are “enemies of the gospel” (Rom. 11:28)—and  Christians should “beware of the leaven” (teachings) of modern Judaism (Mark 8:5) Jews of Israel Talmudic Judaism  are mostly evil and corruptive and therefore even now really cannot possibly beany longer  God’s chosen people. Christian Zionists feel falsely obligated to protect even the vilest supremacist Jews of which there are much much too many from investigation, criticism, or exposure

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Christian Zionists love to play and replay Ps. 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Yet you will never hear from their lips that Christ calls Jerusalem “Sodom and Egypt where our Lord was crucified” (Rev. 3:9), But Israel is still portrayed more than 80 times in the Old Testament as the “mother” of spiritual adultery in the world. The whole book of Hosea and much of Ezekiel dramatize this unique distinction

Christian Zionists love to quote passages describing the Jews’ special covenant, such as Genesis 12:1, 14-15, 15:18, 22:17. They falsely do infer that God wants Jewish safety and blessing as a top world priority and falsely claim these verses grant Jews, in any moral condition, perpetual rights to occupy Palestine. This is hardly what the Bible teaches. God says Jews inherited covenantal rights only because of Abraham’s obedience, an obedience they must duplicate in order to also inherit (Gen. 18:19, 26:4-5). This condition is clearly present in Deuteronomy 7:12 and 28:1-2: 

if ye harken to these judgments and keep and do them. . .the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which He swore unto thy fathers.

if thou shalt harken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God to observe and do all His commandments…all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou but harken unto the voice of the Lord… (see also Hebrews 8:8,9)

There are   dozens of clearest warnings to the ancient Hebrews that they cannot enter the land except in obedience and that if they are rebellious God will throw them out? Or that, once in exile, they can never come back except they obey? Here are only several:

[if you shall corrupt yourselves]…I call heaven and earth to witness against you that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land . . .and the Lord shall scatter you among the nations… (Deut. 4:25-27).

[Conversely, when exiled Jews] return to the Lord thy God. . .the Lord thy God will turn their captivity. . .and gather them from all the nations. . . (Deut. 30:1-3)

““Christian Zionism” is not authentic Christianity. It is devoted to a single monstrous heresy: that wicked Jews can reoccupy God’s holy land, a region of the earth originally set aside by Him to signify heaven. It rejects God’s command that His church not be unequally yoked with one of the vilest, most arrogant and oppressive systems of all time. “

And Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Galatians 3:26-29 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ?s, then are ye Abraham?s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Both the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Synod of the Reformed Church of America have taken stands against this movement called Christian Zionism

Why should Christians involve themselves with the deeds of a Jewish  people who are still the “enemies” of the cross, blinded by God and in a state of curse?    What Paul had now also taught us all was that ‘Jew’ , Jewish Nation didn’t mean anything to God over anyone else. Even John the Baptist told the priests not to puff themselves up by invoking the name of Abraham, because God could make children of Abraham from stones! The promises were broken by the people, not by God. God is fulfilling all his promises to the true faithful of Israel today, The Christians. And they are all who have accepted Jesus as Messiah, whether Jewish by race or non-Jewish. Israel is more than a plot of land, it is a people of God- true Christians. .

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Acts 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

 Deuteronomy 9:1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,

 Deuteronomy 11:23 then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you.

1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

Numbers 14:24  “But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.”

Hebrews 8: 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

There was one occasion after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AF by the Romans when the Jews were able to formulate plans to rebuild their temple. The man behind this project was the Roman Emperor, Flavius Claudius Julianus, a nephew of Constantine – also known as Julian the Apostate because of his opposition to Christianity. Julian planned the project in the last year of his reign in A.D. 363. Julian rescinded all the anti-Jewish laws that his uncle Constantine had instituted. He issued an edict that the Temple be rebuilt in Jerusalem. This caused a great deal of excitement among the Jews. From far and wide, Jews came to Jerusalem to help in the rebuilding work. Julian supplied the necessary funds and appointed Alypius of Antioch, the Roman Governor of Great Britain, to carry out the project. Jews from all over gave from their wealth upon the projected work of rebuilding the Temple. The roads to Jerusalem were filled with multitudes of Jewish men and women who had hopes of seeing a Third Temple built.  Then sudden tragedy struck. The foundations of the Second Temple were barely uncovered when flames of fire burst forth from under the ground. The flames were accompanied by large explosions.  The workmen fled and the building was stopped, never again to be restarted. Many believed that the explosion and fire were a demonstration of the anger of God. With their hopes dashed, the Jews were then driven into Exile and became wanderers in foreign lands. “. These, and others, failed to realize that it was God who had scattered the Jewish people…

Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Romans 9: 1    I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 2    That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3    For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: 4    Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5    Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. 6    Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7    Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8    That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

25    As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26    And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. 27    Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: 28    For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29    And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 30    What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31    But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32    Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 33    As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

I Corinthians 15:19  “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”

I Corinthians 2:9 “But as it was written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him,”

Now  the Holy Spirit’s presence is from the first chapter of Genesis to the last chapter of Revelation.  The Holy Spirit is not new to the pages of Scripture; He plays a vital role in God’s plan of redemption, from creation to eternity.  In Genesis 1:2, the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, hovered over the formless void of creation. In the last chapter of Revelation, the Holy Spirit invites humanity to partake in God’s redemption (Revelation 22:17)  The Holy Spirit, along with the Son and Father are co-equal, or One God in Three Persons, sharing a single Divine essence or being. The term coined to describe this relationship is Trinity, although the word Trinity is not in the Bible, the term best describes the nature of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God, revealed in three persons..Both Old and New Testaments testify to the divinity of the Holy Spirit, that He is not merely a force of God, but God Himself. AND IF YOU ARE NOT baptized WITH THE holy spirit YOU ARE REALLY NOT A CHRISTIAN

In the New Testament, the Greek word for Spirit is pneu’ma Pneuma, which like the Hebrew is derived from the meaning of wind or breath.  The Holy Spirit is also called to as the Comforter or Helper, translated from the Greek word, paravklhtoß Parakletos, meaning one who comes alongside to plead the case before the judge (John 14:16,26;15:26).  He is also called the Spirit of Jesus (Phil. 1:19).

 In the New Testament, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, knows all things and dwells in those who believe.  10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. I Corinthians 2:10-11

The epistle of Jude was written to “them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ and [to them that are] called.” Jude 1. For what main purpose was this epistle written? To ” . . . exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Verse 3.

With what are we to contend? Well, Jude said, there are ungodly men who creep in unawares, “turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Verse 4. and  who are  trying to reach heaven by their own works even in keeping the law, is attempting the impossible in his own strength to obtain eternal salvation, those who try to use their own strength to accomplish ANY OF  the heavenly will.

Jude continues in verses 11 and 12: “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core [Korah].” (Korah, Dathan and Abiram rebelled against the authority of Moses and caused rebellion in the Israelite camp. Jude describes ungodly men further in verse 12 as, “spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.” James talks about them as people who are unstable, double-minded. (See James 1:8.) Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25 talk about such ungodly men: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 21:2 states, “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.” And in Proverbs 30:12 it describes not merely a person or an individual who thinks this way, but it even talks about a generation: “There is a generation that are pure in their “. . .Put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him:” Colossians 3:10 own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” We are part of the final generation for whom the warning in I Corinthians 10:12 was given: “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

“. . .Put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him:” Colossians 3:10 

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

“The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Psalm 14:2-3

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” II Timothy 3:13

Ecclesiastes 12: 1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:” Colossians 3:5

“no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.” Ephesians 5:5

Those who refuse to  to die to self,  have refused to put off the old man, Because of this, the new man created in righteousness and true holiness, thus cannot come forth. “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” Romans 2:28-29 .

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Jews are a nation. Now there is a related religion called Judaism, a set of ideas about the world and the way we should live our lives that is called “Judaism.” It is studied in Religious Studies courses and taught to Jewish children in Hebrew schools. It is in direct conflict with Christianity even as Jesus, the Apostles had rejected Judiasm..

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“Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22).  Abraham “believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6).  “

1    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2    Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.3    For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? (Rom.3:1-2).

But “He came unto his own, and his own received him not” (John 1:11).  “For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God” (Romans 10:2-3). “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know;  him being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain” (Acts 2:22-23).

“Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done” (Acts 4:24-28).

Romans 9: 1    I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 2    That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3    For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:4    Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises. 5    Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. 6    Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7    Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8    That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. …  27    Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: 28    For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29    And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 30    What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31    But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32    Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone; 33    As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

The oracles of God were His spoken and written words. In other words, God’s word has come to man through the Jews. Even the New Testament was written by Jews.To Israel was given the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the law, the service of God, the promises and the fathers. Although God’s  gifts were initially to Israel, next now all mankind has benefitted through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham” (Hebrews 2:16). Notice he is described as coming from the seed of Abraham, not the seed of the Jews, Issac.. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (II Cor.9:15).

Acts 3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

The problem of the Jew is that even though through Judaism he is demanded a perfectly righteous life, what God requires, he still cannot live it and next he cannot enter into  heaven as a direct result even. Their Jewish religion, Judaism  has not and will not given them peace or eternal life.

2 Corinthians 5:  10    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11    Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. 12    For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. 13    For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14    For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15    And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16    Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.  17    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18    And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19    To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20    Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

“Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless” (Philippians 3:5-6). Yet Apostle Paul still did not trust in his own Jewish religion and related righteousness . In fact, he said that, “what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ” (Philippians 3:7). He counted all things but loss that he might win Christ and “be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:9).

God now did not cast out all the Jews, most of them but not all,  for originally all Jesus Apostles were Jews and they had become saved Christians. “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace” (Romans 11:5).Matthew 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

“That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:9-10,13).

Those who reject Christ will be condemned, again regardless of their ethnic heritage even if it a Jewish one now.

Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Hebrews 2”16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved” (Romans 10:1). He further testified, “I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh” (Romans 9:2-3). Apostle Paul knew that each individual and every Jew included now must accept or reject Jesus Christ on their own

In recent years, much h material  have been written, posted on the net  on the subject of anti-Semitism by Messianic Jews  Most of those these Messianic material falsely now blames the Church for its still present supposedly  hostile and false teachings which encouraged ignorant devotees to harass, and even to violently assault Jews in the name of Christ and his church. The reality is that The messianic Jews are to blame in their false adulterous Jewish-Christian Religion that most of them wrongfully do hold. We  rightfully are Christians are Jews , we obey Jesus Christ and not the rules of Judaism.

The Jews were as a whole nation  undeniable by their own claims, actions are culpable for crucifying and rejecting  Jesus Christ as their Messiah – as such they are guilty of his murder too

The tribulations of the Jewish people throughout history constitute God’s punishment of them for their false rejection of their Jesus Christ the Messiah

Jesus originally came to preach only to the Jews, but when they rejected him, he and the Apostles had abandoned them for gentiles instead

The Children of Israel were God’s original chosen people by virtue of an ancient covenant, but by rejecting Jesus they forfeited their chosenness – and now, by virtue of a New Covenant (or “testament”), Christians have replaced the Jews as God’s chosen people, the Church having become the “People of God.”

The Jewish Bible itself now (the  “Old Testament”) repeatedly portrays the opaqueness and stubbornness of the Jewish people and their disloyalty to God.

The Jewish Bible (the  “Old Testament”) contains many predictions of the coming of Jesus as the Messiah (or “Christ”), yet the Jews are blind to the meaning of their own Bible.

By the time of 100 AD , Judaism had ceased to be a living , valid National faith.

Judaism’s essence is a false, restrictive and burdensome legalism that is inapplicable for anyone today

Christianity emphasizes excessive love and forgiveness  while Judaism emphasizes an eye for an eye retribution

Judaism’s present  oppressiveness is identical  the disposition of Jesus’ false opponents called “Pharisees” (predecessors of the “rabbis”), who in their teachings and behavior were also tagged as  hypocrites 

As a direct result

“The children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8.12)

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  Behold your house is left unto you desolate.” (Matthew 23.37,38) Then answered all the people (Jews) and said, “His blood be on us and on our children” (Matthew 27:25). 1 “But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you to councils, and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten” (Mark 13.9)

“He that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16.16)

“Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.  Which of you convinceth me of sin?  And I say the truth, why do you not believe me?  He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God” (John 8.43-47)

“Stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so you do.  Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers” (Acts 7.51-53)

“It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you and judge yourself unworthy of everlasting life, we turn to the Gentiles” (Acts 13.45-51)

“For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake … wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” (Titus 1.10-14).

“The Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.” (l Thessalonians 2.14-16)

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?  He is an antichrist, that denieth the father and the son.  Whoever denieth the son, the same hath not the father” (l John 2.22,23)

“I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan  …” (Revelation 2.9,10)

“Behold I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews and are not but do lie; behold I will make them to come and worship before thy feet…” (Revelation 3.9);

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