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Isaiah 53:5

Posted: March 6, 2015 by floydcryer2013 in Isaiah
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Isaiah 53:5

He Was Wounded For Our Transgressions!

He Was Wounded For Our Transgressions. 5 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.

(“He was wounded for our transgressions,” pertains to the manner in which He died, which was the price He paid for the Redemption of humanity.

He was bruised for our iniquities,” means that what He suffered was not at all for Himself, but all for us. It was for our iniquities. Look at the Cross, and then say, “My sin did this.”

The chastisement of our peace was upon Him,” means that if peace between God and man was to be restored, all which Adam Lost, then Jesus would have to bring it about. Here is the simple doctrine of the Gospel – the death of Christ. All other founders of religions base their claims upon their life and their teaching – their death was a calamity, and without significance. But the death of Christ was His Glory, and forms the imperishable foundation of the one and only Salvation. His purpose in coming was to die.

And with His stripes we are healed,” definitely pertains to physical healing, but is for grater in meaning than that. Its greater meaning refers to being healed of the terrible malady of sin.)

                                                                The Expositors Study Bible

                                                                             (KJV)

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Daisy Mahoney

Daisy Mahoney

I was listening to a song today entitled “Jesus Rescued Me”. In the song it talkes about the mountains in our lives seeming too high and sometime we feel we are crossing rivers that are too wide. We dont have to worry because Jesus will rescue us. He climbs our mountains with us and he even carries us across those wide rivers. He is our strength that keeps us going.I know there are some people today feeling some discouragement but just remember Psalms 46:1, God is my refuge, my strength, and a very present help in trouble. He also said, Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavey laden and i will give you rest. He willdo that for each one that feels that way. I also just want to say to my pastors, Bro. Mark and Sis. Kim, that i love you both, I am praying for you and i am there behind you to help hold up your hands when they get weary and tired. To them and my church family I just say I love you all and we know for sure that Jesus will certainly Rescue Us. Have a blessed day the rest of this day and your day tommorrow.

Written By Daisy Mahoney

Praise God! I am so Blessed and God is so Good! In God’s Word, He says, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature ( meaning, a new creation): old things have passed away ( meaning, what we were before we excepted Jesus Christ): behold, all things are become new. ( That means that the old life that you once had you left behind and with everything given to us now by Christ as “new”). 2 Corinthians 6:17 KJV. There is such a blessing in serving God. We no longer have to look at the old life that we had but look at a new life in Christ. He gave up so much for us just so we can have a life full of prosperity, great health, and many other blessings that you can’t contain. In Psalms 35:27 He says, Let them shout for joy, and be glad, who favor my righteous cause: yes, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. ( this Passage is powerful; it is saying that only those who favor His ” righteous cause” will ” shout for joy, and be glad.) He also says, Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper ( that refers to financial prosperity, and should be the case for all Believers). And be in good health ( this speaks of physical prosperity), even as your soul prospers ( this speaks of Spiritual Prosperity; so we have here the whole Gospel for the whole man.)  Yes, the whole man. When we become saved and we begin our Christian walk with God we are whole in Christ. Jesus Christ dying for our sins and Him being Crucified on The Cross makes us comepletely a whole man. We have so many precious gifts that we recieve when we become a Christian. I fill so special because I have Jesus Christ in my life. I no longer have to worry about my past. Christ gave His life and was Crucified on the Cross for mine and your sins because He covered them His precious Blood and its all forgiven and forgotten. PRAISE GOD! that we have a Blessed Assurance of a life after this life here on earth is gone. For we read in Titus 2:13&14 KJV that God say’s, Looking for that Blessed Hope ( refers to the Rapture of the Church {1Thess. 4:13-18} ), and the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ ( the “Blessed Hope” is the glorious appearing of our Lord; Who gave Himself for us ( on the Cross) that He might redeem us from all iniquity (on the Cross, Christ atoned for every sin- past, present, and future, and at least for all who will believe { Jn.3:16 KJV}), and purify unto Himself a pecuilar people, zealous of good works. (The Sanctified life is strictly a Work of the Spirit, Who works exclusively within the parameters of the Sacrifice of Christ, which must ever be the Object of Our Faith.) There is so much in knowing and serving God. Choose today whom you will serve you want be disappointed. We Love You All and Pray that you will receive out of this what you need from God. May God be with you and His face shine upon you today.

Your Feet In Two Canoes! The Spiritual Choice Put Before You Today Is Straightforward:

1. Will you choose the path of sin and spiritual death?

or

2. Will you choose the path of Jesus Christ and spiritual life?

This is found in the scriptures: DEUT. 30:19 Aren’t you tired of being torn apart inside trying to choose between your two masters. When trying to live with Your Feet In Two Canoes they continue to drift in opposite directions and so do you. God has some straight talk for you right from His Word in Joshua 24:15. “Choose… This day whom you will serve.” “Choose!,” He said. With everything that is going on around us like the Government shutdown, the workers out of work, the economy going broke, the liberties being taken away from us, and I could continue to go on. But my main gold is to reach the people that don’t know God or have fallen away and try to warn them that time is getting short. We have to be working fast to win these souls. God says to go out and preach the Gospel to all living creators. In Acts 10:36, He says, “The Word which God sent unto the Children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ,” {this is justifying Peace, which comes instantly upon the acceptance of Christ}: [ He is Lord of all:] this means:{Jesus Christ is Lord because He has made Salvation possible for all who will believe,} scripture reference: [Phil. 2:11]. We look around, hear, and see the things that is going on in our nation. God is sending out warnings to show people that the time for playing around is over. You have to make the choice today to choose The One who loves you most. Choose The One you’ll be with forever. Don’t wait till The Rapture has taken place to decide. Make your choice today! Things are going to get much worse and He’s giving you a chance. Please don’t be like the people of Israel and the people in the day of Sodom and Gomorrah. The sins that is being committed in our nation today God destroyed a city and nation because of it. So, as I lay it out for you here is a statement with four choices on it I pray that you make the right one. “CHOOSE JESUS!!!” I pray God’s blessings on you and His face to shine upon you as you ponder on this. Where sin abounds His grace doth much more abound.

Who Will You Choose?

Romans 6:3

Posted: September 18, 2013 by floydcryer2013 in Uncategorized
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Romans 6:1

Romans 6:3

3 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were Baptized into Jesus Christ were Baptized into his Death.”

Lets look at the beginning of this question and see just what is being said here, “Know ye not, that so many of us as were Baptized into Jesus Christ…?” This clearly and plainly is telling us that we were Baptized into Jesus Christ and not of water and some claim and many think. (1Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:27-29; Eph. 4:5; Col. 2:11-13)

Looking into the word “Baptism” the Greek word here is “baptisma,” a little different then the normal word which is “baptizo.” Why the difference? Back then the Greek word “baptisma” was used to explain the Smith dipping a piece of hot iron into the basin of water tempering the metal.

What is being explained here and refers to “the placing of a person or thing into a new environment or into union with something else so as to alter its condition or its relationship to its previous environment or condition. It refers to the Act of God introducing a believing sinner into vital union with Jesus Christ, in order that the Believer might have the power of his sinful nature broken and the Divine nature implanted through his identification with Christ in His Death, Burial, and Resurrection, this altering the condition & relationship of that sinner with regard to his previous state and environment, bringing him into a new environment, the Kingdom of God.” Jimmy Swaggart Bible Commentary Romans pg 183

With that said lets look at the conclusion of this verses statement. “Were Baptized into His Death?” This part of the question can be confusing if not seen in the right light. So to begin let me say that what this is referring to is God placing us in Christ when Christ died. Why? So that we might share Christ’s death and in doing so come into the benefits of that identification with Him. In essence separated from the evil nature as part of the Salvation process when we first believed.

We are now placed in a new environment, “In Christ.” With the old one being the first Adam in whom we have become sinners do the original sin of Adam. Due to our new environment, “In Christ,” we now have Righteousness and Life. Our condition has changed from sinner to Saint, instantly.

Whenever the sinner places his faith in what Jesus Christ did at Calvary, God the Father places that sinner in Christ at the time of His death, So then in the mind of God when Jesus paid the price it is the same is the sinner paying the price, although we must understand that in no way can the sinner have paid that price except and only through Jesus Christ. The bottom line is that what Jesus did is awarded to the believing sinner.

When the Blood of Jesus Christ was poured out at Calvary the sin debt was completely paid for. This means that Satan has no more claim over the believing sinner because the sin debt was broken and once and for all and forever paid at Calvary. All of this comes by simply having Faith in Christ, John 3:16.

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Romans 6:2

 

 

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Romans 6:1

Romans 6:2 (KJV)

 

“God Forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”

 

The first two words in this verse tells us his answer to the question that was presented in Romans 6:1. Looking at this verse we can see that his first statement is a very emotional one and then he asks a very calculated and rational question.

 

When Paul asked the question “How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” he is actually presenting the declaration of impossibility. Let me explain it this way.

 

What Paul is actually saying is that it is actually impossible for a Child of God to sustain the same relationship with the “sin nature” or evil nature that he had before God Saved him. You have those who believe in the “sin a little bit every day” religion which says that we as Children of God sin just as much as the unbelievers do, and this is totally Hog Wash. Why do I say this? Because we as Children of God now that we are Saved have a new nature, this nature is the Characteristics of God.

 

Please understand this, even tho we have our new nature which is the Characteristic of God, we still have the evil nature or sin nature in us at the same time. This is why Paul has treated this subject with such emotion and firmness.

 

Christians & Sin

 

We as Christians are dead to sin. Because of God’s supernatural Grace, even tho he has left the sin nature in us, has separated us from it. Before Salvation this sin nature is the master of every individual that has ever been born, other than Jesus Christ. After Salvation the believer is the master of the sin nature. Stay with me on this and you will begin to understand why Paul has taught us this on a very in-depth level. Many, many Christians do not understand this. When we begin to see this Truth we begin to realize that we have isolated the problem and now have a permanent solution or remedy for it.

 

Now, we have the question of “why does God leave this sin nature in us?” The answer is that he leaves this evil nature in us as a disciplinary measure. Let me explain.

 

When a sinner comes to Christ he is a New Creation in Christ Jesus. At this time the “sin nature” or evil nature gets extinguished like a fire that has had water thrown on it. So now that the fire is out, or in this case the power of the “sin nature” has been extinguished, there are still coal embers in there that are still burning. As long as no fuel is poured on these embers they just sit there not causing any trouble.

 

But, the moment you sin, put fuel on those embers, out of control you go. Most of the time, worse than before you were Saved.

 

Now God leaves these embers in us so that we can see and know the danger of the “sin nature” that resides in us and keeps us on our face before God and looking to Jesus Christ for guidance and strength and trusting in Him knowing that only His Strength is strong enough to help us be the overcomer expected of us. During this process we will learn about the Holy Spirit and His workings in our lives by His Leading and Guidance.

 

Sinless Perfection

 

Before I go any further I need to address some erroneous teachings that are going on in some circles that if not addressed now will cause further problems with those who are new to the Word of God… Some circles are teaching “sinless perfection.” This actually comes from those who do not really understand Sanctification the way Paul actually taught it. How do I know? Let me give you an example.

 

A very well known Evangelist and teacher of mine explained it to me this way. Some years ago a friend of his who happens to be one of the greatest Bible Scholars known today who happens to now be with the Lord, was discussing this very issue with some of the Leaders in a major Pentecostal Denomination that happened to be teaching “sinless perfection,” and the funny thing is, this Bible Scholar was a member of that particular Denomination and was rebutting this error.

 

My teacher was saying that these people that were teaching the “sinless perfection” doctrine should have known better than to be going up against this man whom had a vast knowledge of Scripture. It wasn’t but a few minutes into the discussion that this Bible Scholar had proved his point to the extent that his opponent, who was incidentally “Perfect,” lost his temper. The mans associates had to restrain him so that he would not actually physically attack him in such a violent fit of rage.

 

So much for “sinless perfection.”

 

I’m not saying this to hurt anyone’s feelings but I want to dispel the idea that man can be perfect. There has only been one man perfect on this earth and that Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. What I am saying is that anyone who happens to be perfect on this earth doesn’t need a Savior.

 

Sanctification

 

At the very moment a sinner comes to Christ he is “Washed, Sanctified, & Justified” (1 Cor. 6:11). Immediately after Salvation, Sanctification happens, which is a Work of Grace from God. To clarify this, one cannot be Justified unless he has been washed perfectly clean through Sanctification.

 

So, when we as sinners come to Christ we receive a “Standing” in Him (Christ) which never changes. But, our “State” is a whole nether story. Our “State” will change almost by the hour. This is what is called “Progressive Sanctification.” Progressive Sanctification is a process whereby the Holy Spirit is constantly working to bring our “State” up to God’s “Standing.” This is a life long process and will not stop until we are presented faultless before God and His Glory, (Jude vs. 24).

 

Also reading 1 Thess. 5:23 we can see where Paul is talking about “Progressive Sanctification”:

 

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV)

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly (Progressive Sanctification); and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Emancipation Proclamation

This is such a great victory that has been given to us by Jesus Christ. This proclamation has been issued by God for us to be set free from the sin nature and its slavery. Paul goes through this and teaches us this in Romans Chapter 7. Lets look at what he said:

Romans 7:14-15 (KJV)

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Contrary to what some teach, this is not Paul speaking before he was saved. No unsaved person would make this type of statement. Sinners love sin, they may hate the results of sin, but they love the acts of sin. Paul knew he was Saved, but he didn’t understand why he sinned after his Salvation. Like many Christians today, Paul tried to not sin by his own strength. However, human endeavor will never overcome sin.

Paul, in this Chapter 6 of Romans is bringing out this Truth that enables the Believer to have constant victory over the indwelling of the sin nature. But, the moment we sin, that ugly evil nature the “sin nature” rears it ugly head and takes back the throne by dethroning the Lord Jesus Christ.

Even tho at times we will succumb to the “sin nature” the fact is we do not have to do so. And in fact, we wont if we understand our position in Christ Jesus…. NO!!!! this does not teach sinless perfection. For sinless perfection cannot be attained this side of the Resurrection. What this does teach us tho is how we can have consistent victory over sin…

These are some very cold and hard facts but true to the word of God and its teaching on the subject. Stay tuned for Romans 6:3 in our next lesson.  

 

Pre – Tribulation Rapture

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The Rapture

First and foremost Jesus himself said that the Saints will escape the “Things that shall come to pass” in other words the Great Tribulation.

Luke 21:34-36

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The Importance of Watching

34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthyto escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

In Matthew Chapter 24; Luke Chapter 21; & Revelation Chapter 6 – 19 we find the “Things” that we are suppose to escape and they are:

 

War, Famine, Death, Religious Persecution, Earthquakes, Signs & Wonders in the Heavens, Hail, Fire, & Blood, Sea & Rivers Turned to Blood, Falling Stars, Sun Moon & Stars Darkened, Demons Loosed Upon Earth, Scorching Sun, Dense Darkness, Demons Working Miracles & Satanic Deception.

 

Second we are fully assured that all Saints will escape the Wrath of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

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16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

From this we learn that we are to have comfort from these words and are to comfort others with them as well. But we cannot do that by telling them that they are going to have to go through all of this terrible and horrible wrath first. By telling others anything different we are in essence saying that the Death of Jesus Christ was not sufficient enough for us to stand before God.

 

How can a person have Salvation that is assuring and vibrant if he/she is not assured that he will spend Eternity in Heaven as a Child of God? And how can you or anyone for that matter have “Blessed Hope” if he knows that he will have to go through Great Tribulation to get there or attain it???…

 

Third – in 2nd Thessalonians 2:6 – 8 we are fully assured that the body of Believers, (The Church,) will escape the Wrath of God:

 

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

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6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 

So what hinders the powers of darkness from having full control today? And what really prevents the powers of darkness from revealing the Antichrist at this time?

 

There are 3 forces that are stopping the Antichrist from being revealed and they are: 1 – Governments, 2 – the Holy Spirit, & 3 – The Church. Lets look at all three of these.

 

We know that the governments are not going to be removed from this earth, right? They are going to become more prominent as time goes on and especially during the Great Tribulation Period… So truth be told, governments are not going to hinder the Antichrist and will in fact aid and abet him and his program.

 

We can also say with certainty that the Holy Spirit will not be taken out of this world during the Great Tribulation because in the book of Revelation Chapter 7 Verses 9 – 17 it clearly tells us that there will be multitudes of people saved during this period. How do we know this? Because in John 3:5-8; Eph. 2:18; & Rom. 8:9 we learn that no man is Saved except through the Ministry of the Holy Spirit.

 

We also know that in Acts 2:17-21 we are clearly told that the Holy Spirit will be present during the Great Tribulation. I am well aware that some teach that the Holy Spirit will be removed during this time but I am praying for all that read this will pray and ask God to reveal the truth in these scriptures to all who seek the truth.

 

So with 2 out of the 3 hindering causes here and fully in tact during the Great Tribulation we should come to the conclusion that the 3rd restraint is the one that is removed from this earth just before the Tribulation. So the only real cause that is stopping the Antichrist from being revealed at this time is the Church. Once the Church is taken out of the way, or Raptured….

 

Then shall the Wicked be revealed.” who is the Antichrist.

 

Fourth – From Revelation Chapters 4 – 19 we see a total change in God’s Attitude toward mankind. God’s Attitude changes from Mercy, which by the way has been there and taught for thousands of years, to Judgment. The Body of Christ is not seen on earth while God’s Judgment is being poured out upon sin & iniquity.

 

Absolutely nothing is said about the Church on Earth after Revelation 4:1. We do see the Church mentioned one time and that is in Heaven.

 

The Wrath of God in not to bring the Church in submission, but the unsaved world.

 

Next we will learn about the Purpose of the Rapture. Until then God Bless and may all of your studies be under the Guidance of the Holy Spirit….