Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD, that proceeds from the mouth of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!”
(Jesus our King: Matthew 4:4)
Ben Franklin coined the phrase, MUGWUMP. He was referring to people who were indecisive. He spoke specifically in political terms of folks who had their mug on one side of the fence and their rumps on the other.
If you choose to follow Jesus, you can not have your cake and eat it too. You can’t pick and choose which of His words you believe! With Jesus its all in, or all out. I need someone to help me understand how “believers” can stand on John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave Himself, so that whosoever believes on Him shall never perish but have everlasting life.” And yet reject the following great and precious promises of God:
“He Himself personally bore (past tense, once for all) our sins in HIS body on the cross that we might die to sin and live to righteousness by Whose stripes we have been (past tense) healed!”
This living to righteousness does not mean that we will ever be sinless. It means that we are sinless and in right standing with God at all times; because of the sacrificial crucifixion of Jesus. When we accept Him we are supposed to accept His forgiveness of all of our sins past, present and future.
“And by that will, we have been (past tense) sanctified (found innocent and in right standing as it should be) through the offering of the body of Jesus, ONCE FOR ALL.”
In the above scriptures given to Peter and Paul, we learn that Jesus has healed our physical bodies once for all by bearing all diseases in His body and dying from them, and that He forgave us of all of our sins past, present and future, once.
In summary, Jesus can’t forgive us anymore, and that He is not going to heal us again because He already did. It is up to us to stand in belief without doubt that disease of any kind, can not possibly exist in our bodies. It is up to us to use His Faith to stand with Him in belief. Asking God to heal us or forgive us is spitting in His face, it is a statement that we do not believe that He did forgive us on the cross. It is a statement that we do not believe that He did heal us by suffering all disease known and unknown to man, once for all.
When Jesus hung on the cross, He died from Elephantitis, MS, MD, CP Scoleosis, Osteoporosis, Kidney Disease, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, aids, STD, Cancer, all of them and some we know nothing of. He was unrecognizable as a human.
Try these out!
“I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE! NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME! If you had known me, you should have known my Father also. From now on you know HIM and have seen Him!”
“Solemnly I tell you, WHOSOEVER steadfastly believes in me shall himself do the works that I do, and even greater than these shall he do, because I go to my Father. And WHATSOEVER you shall ask, I will do. Yes ANYTHING you ask I (The Great I Am) will do, so that the Father shall be glorified in the Son.”
” Truly, Truly I (The Great I Am) tell you that WHOSOEVER shall say to this mountain be thy removed and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that the things he says shall come to pass, he will have WHATSOEVER he says! Therefore when you pray, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours”
” If you abide in me and my WORD abides in you, ask WHAT YOU WILL, and it shall be done for you!”
” Until now you have asked nothing in my name, ask and YOU WILL RECEIVE that your JOY MAY BE FULL!”
” Again I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For whenever 2 or 3 are gathered in my name , there am I among them.”
Please note that at no time in these promises, did Jesus qualify them with yes but, these are only for the disciples, a persons behavior, how much we attend church, how much we give, that we must pray in His will, or any other made up additions.
That “Yes But We Must Pray In HIs Will” hooey isn’t even in the Bible. Jesus NEVER SAID IT! To make it have any relevance at all, you have to bend John the disciples Kindergarten level comment that, If we pray in His will we know He hears us. True, but He hears us anyway. He always hears us whether we pray in His will or not.
Further, if you have accepted Jesus, if you have truly made Him the king of your life, you always pray in His will. How could you do otherwise? “Jesus please kill the guy down the street, I don’t like him!” “Jesus please have Raquel Welch rape me!” “Jesus please knock out the guards while I rob this bank!” Do you see how silly that comment is? That comment by John is like saying, “Water is Wet when it rains.” True, but water is wet whether it rains or not!
” Simon Peter , a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those (Those who choose to believe Jesus) who HAVE (past tense) obtained (been given) a FAITH OF EQUAL STANDING WITH OURS (Jesus’ Faith, a free gift) by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus (Jesus gave us all His faith as a free gift, not by our works. It can not be expanded, grown, increased, multiplied, divided or subtracted, it is full and complete! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ONE “believer” TO HAVE MORE FAITH THAN ANOTHER!”
(See Ephesians 2:8&9)
“May Grace (God’s willingness, power and ability that has done for us those things, that we could not or have not done for ourselves) and peace (a state of complete un-disturbedness) be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and Jesus our King! (This means that the more you know about Jesus, the more grace and peace you have.)
“His divine power has (past tense) given (not to be earned) to us, ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO LIFE AND GODLINESS, (the word all in the Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, English, French, Spanish, Aramaic, Russian and Chinese, means ALL) through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, by which He granted (past tense) to us HIS PRECIOUS AND VERY GREAT PROMISES, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
(2 Peter 1;1-3)
Reviewing the above scripture, Peter under the direction of the Holy Spirit is stating clearly that Jesus has already given us everything we will ever need or want, including the faith of Jesus. Meaning that their is nothing He can or will do for us. Because, He already has done everything for us. To ask Him for things that He has already given us is void and folly.
“Surely (Not Maybe or if He is in a good mood,or He Might) He hath (past tense, once for all) born our griefs and carried our sorrows (Our maladies, infirmities, illnesses and diseases, and insanity, sadness and anything that makes us sad or sorrowful) yet we considered Him smitten and stricken by God.”
(In the days of the law, if anyone disobeyed the 613 laws, they were stricken by God with the curses of the Abrahamic covenant. The Jews presumed that Jesus was being punished by God for violating the Law. They did not understand that He was paying the price for our sins and destroying all diseases by dying from them on the cross, so that the only way that disease or sickness can exist is through the collective unbelief of His people.)
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; Upon Him was the punishment that brought us peace, and with His stripes WE ARE (not going to be, or if we ask him correctly, or if we are good, or some but not others, or if we ask him in his will, or if we have enough faith, or if we have someone with greater faith plead our case for us!) HEALED!”
When God empowered Moses to lead His people out of Bondage, He commanded Moses to plunder Egypt. He commanded Moses to take ALL of the wealth of Egypt with them into the land flowing with milk and honey. After God did the 10 miracles mocking the gods of Egypt and the Pharaoh was totally devastated, he begged Moses to take his people out of Egypt. He told Moses to take everything with him but pleaded that Moses leave some cattle. Moses led by the Holy Spirit, replied “EVERY LAST HOOF!”
God has led us out of the bondage of a performance based relationship with him. It is now impossible for us to earn anything except rewards and crowns in heaven. Jesus made the Jews free from the 613 man made ordinances and the ten commandments. Those commandments were only for the Jews! They never applied to us (Ephesians 2:11&12). And they only applied to the Jews for a limited time, until Jesus came and fulfilled them. By doing so, Jesus nailed the law to the tree. The law still is in place for those Jews who reject Jesus.
We gentiles have 3 options:
1.To turn our will and our lives over to Jesus and make him our King (Sincerely, no lip service) and enter into a state of Grace through Faith. By doing so become a new creation in Jesus and have the wealth of Egypt and eternal Salvation.
2. Reject Jesus and perish eternally.
3. Claim to believe in Jesus but only believe a few of His Words but none of those that go against what we have been taught or our traditions. Thereby living powerless, meaningless lives, suffering from every tribulation that blows upon us and being a horrid example to those who do not believe either. And wind up in heaven in pre-kindergarten wearing a propeller beanie!
God gave eternal life to every living being. It’s up to each individual to accept or reject Him and His great and precious promises or not.
The Jews have 3 options:
1. To accept Jesus and eternal life and His promises.
2. Reject Jesus and try to gain admission to heaven by keeping the 613 ordinances. They must then never sin in thought or in deed.
3. Disregard the irrefutable facts, cling to the belief that Jesus was not the messiah and that the messiah is coming to save them.
Worshippers of other faiths have 2 options:
1. To accept Jesus and eternal life and His promises.
2. Reject Jesus and attempt to gain admission to heaven by their performance. They must then never sin in thought or in deed.
“Believers” and any others who have rejected Jesus and His grace based relationship offer, and any others who believe that they are capable of pleasing
God, The Holy Spirit or Jesus by being good and keeping rules (never cursing, never lying, never being mean, etc) have rejected Jesus whether they know it or not.
Those Christians who have placed themselves under the Hebrew Law have become Jews and have rejected Jesus. (Galatians 3) They are already condemned.
We Have The Wealth Of Egypt and Much More. It has been given to us by the LOVE OF OUR FATHER! He can not however, make us believe Him.
In order to receive the Great and Precious Promises that Jesus has already given us,
WE MUST LIVE NOT BY BREAD, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD! All that is required is that we live in the present moment with joyful expectation and joyful visions of the promises of Jesus having been completed for us.
How are we doing on that?
I know that this teaching has blessed you and that you have passed it to others who will also be blessed. Praise Jesus!
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