Tuesday, August 24, 2010


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No... we don't "earn" our salvation;

But we CAN earn HIS+ disapproval !

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.
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.
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.
But with many of them
GOD was not well pleased:
for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
(verse 5)
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?
Why do you turn to others for love
and shy away from ME+ ?
Have I + ever hurt you?
Have I+ disappointed you
or caused you grief?
Nay, but rather,
your going your own way
has caused your grief
and disappointment.
Do not mistake approval for love.
I+ love you despite
the grief and disappointment
you have caused ME+ .
If you will walk in
ALL of MY+ Ways
-- forsaking your own --
I+ will fill up your heart.
You have MY+ Love;
Now strive for MY+ Approval*.
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*Philippians 3:12-14


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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