Come Join Us In Remembering What The World Has Forgotten..... The Seventh Day Sabbath!
A hybrid plant produced by the transfer of a life giving source from one seed to a different type of seed.
We, who were dead in our sins, are now made alive through the Precious Blood of Jesus.
The Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 7:18-23 wrote, Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. *Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. *Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. *Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. *For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. **Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
The first thing that I would like to mention is that the Apostle Paul is considered (by many) to be the Greatest Minister in the Bible, in that he touched the lives of many, both Jews and Gentiles, and that he wrote most of what is called the New Testament.
It is in this vein that I would like to bring to your attention that Paul said, “The observing or keeping of the Laws of God" “YHWH” - the Commandments are important thereby, it is still required of by the Saints.
Even though the Lord has given mankind freewill, He still requires OBEDIENCE. He has a right to do so because He paid the Ultimate Price, “The Precious Shed Blood of His Only Begotten Son Jesus” to purchase us unto Himself.
In Ephesians 2:11-13 the Apostle Paul wrote, Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; *That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: **But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
We, who were lost in sin, condemned to eternal damnation, have been changed from our vile, fleshly-self into the Likeness of Jesus as Children of the Most High God.
We are no longer who we were, we have been changed.
We are now in the process of being changed, from Faith to Faith, and from, Glory to Glory, that when He, Jesus, appears in the Clouds of Glory, we shall be Completely Changed into the Perfection of His Image. Praise His Holy Name!
The Apostle Paul in Colossians 2:10-13 wrote, And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: **In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: *Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. *And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.
I absolutely love this Scripture. When anyone asks you how you are doing, you can say, “I am Complete in Jesus.” Being Complete means that you no longer lack anything that is needful for Life. Jesus Paid our Sin Debt. Praise His Holy and Righteous Name Forevermore!
Since we have already been buried with Him in Baptism, signifying the death of sin in the flesh, we are now Made Alive in Him, Pure and Holy unto Life Everlasting.
In Romans 11:13-17 the Apostle Paul wrote, For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: *If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. *For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? *For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. **And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree.
The whole purpose of the Apostle Paul and the other Apostles as well, was to bring about a change in the lives of all mankind, that they might be Saved.
It is truly sad that the Children of Israel (as a whole) did not accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. However, in some respects we can be thankful that they did not because their rejection made it possible for the rest of us to be Saved.
However, we need to be mindful of the fact that if the Children of Israel that did not accept Jesus (were cut off or cut out of God’s Righteous Family), if we then that have accepted Jesus, as our Lord and Saviour, should turn away from being compliant to God’s Holy Written Word the Bible, we too will be cut off or cut out of His Family.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 14:7-9 wrote, For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. *For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. **For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
What the Apostle Paul is saying here is, We are not our own, we have been Bought and Paid for by the Precious Shed Blood of Jesus. Therefore, it behooves us to follow in His Foot Steps and do as He did by being Obedient to the Written Word of God, the Bible.
In 1st Peter 1:22-23 the Apostle Peter wrote, Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: *Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Please note how the Apostle Peter said our Souls are made Pure; he said that our Souls are made Pure by our Obedience to the Word of the Lord, the Bible. It is the Love of Jesus, by the Power of the Holy Ghost, that makes it possible for us to love one another with a Pure Heart.
Note: Jesus is the Word of God; Jesus is the Word made flesh; Jesus is the Faith and it is by, in and through Him that we have our Being. Praise His Holy Name!
The Apostle Paul in Romans 2:28-29 wrote, 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.
It is the condition of a person’s heart or Soul, if you will that determines whether or not they are a Child of God. It isn’t who you are, what church or organization you belong to or what anyone else says that defines you as a Saint. It is the Blood Washed Soul that has been Born Again and Observes the Written Word of God that defines who you are.
In 1st Corinthians 6:20 the Apostle Paul wrote, For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
The way in which we Glorify the Lord is by Living a Righteous Life unto Him before the World.
Just as in the physical, parents are made to be proud when their children do well, so our Heavenly Father is well- pleased when the Saints walk in complete Obedience to His Holy Word, the Bible.
We read in Hebrews 12:23-25, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, *And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. **See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven.
Saints, we have no excuse; the Lord has given us many examples in His Word, the Bible, to show us the results of His Children doing the things that He tells them to do and of those that refuse to accept His Word as Truth and Live in It.
Therefore, let us lend an ear and hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the Saints in the Written Word of the Lord, the Bible, and let us Walk Therein so, that when He Comes in the Clouds of Glory, we will hear Him say, “Well Done, my Good and Faithful Servant, Enter Thou INTO The Joy of the Lord” where there will be Peace Forever More. Praise His Holy and Righteous Name!
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries