Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Denying CHRIST: By DISOBEYING HIS+ Word

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Becoming DISAPPROVED
By CHRIST+
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No... we don't "earn" our salvation;

But we CAN earn HIS+ disapproval !
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But 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*.
I Cor. 9:27
*The word castaway is in the Greek actually UN-APPROVED.
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To continue (Chapter 10:1-4) the thought stated by The Apostle Paul:
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud and all passed through the sea; and were ALL BAPTIZED unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did ALL EAT the SAME SPIRITUAL FOOD; and did ALL DRINK the SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK; for they drank of that spiritual ROCK+ that followed them: and that ROCK+ was CHRIST.
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So, here we see that baptism by water ( the Red sea) and The HOLY SPIRIT (the supernatural "cloud") was effected for all. We also see here that CHRIST was the spiritual "drink" (His+ Blood), supplied to all. CHRIST JESUS was also the spiritual food, the Bread+ of Heaven, the TRUE MANNA+, referred to in the verses above because JESUS Himself+ explained that to us in John 6:31-35.
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But with many of them
GOD was not well pleased:
for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
(verse 5)
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Yes, GOD disapproved of them even though they were baptized and ate of CHRIST'S Body and drank of CHRIST'S Blood... as the Scripture states in those 4 verses. And yes, being "disapproved" means being cast away, or as Our LORD JESUS said, being "cut off from the True Vine+ ." ( John 15)
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If the toiling, laboring, self-denying Apostle Paul was concerned about becoming un-approved and thus, cast away from CHRIST JESUS... shouldn't we be concerned also ?
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Why do you look for love
in all the wrong places?
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Why do you turn to others for love
and shy away from ME+ ?
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Have I + ever hurt you?
Have I+ disappointed you
or caused you grief?
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Nay, but rather,
your going your own way
has caused your grief
and disappointment.
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Do not mistake approval for love.
I+ love you despite
the grief and disappointment
you have caused ME+ .
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If you will walk in
ALL of MY+ Ways
-- forsaking your own --
I+ will fill up your heart.
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You have MY+ Love;
Now strive for MY+ Approval*.
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*Philippians 3:12-14

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Glory be to The FATHER,

Who created thee;

And to His Beloved SON+,

Who saves thee;

And to The Blessed HOLY SPIRIT;

Who sanctifies thee.

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