Tuesday, April 17, 2012

RESURRECTION VICTORY.... I KNOW that My REDEEMER+ Liveth !


I know
that my
REDEEMER+
liveth
and that
HE+ shall stand
at the latter day
upon the earth.
.
And though after my skin
worms destroy this body;
yet in my flesh
shall I see GOD:
.
WHOM+ I shall see
for myself, 
and mine eyes shall behold... 

Job 19:25-27 

PRECISELY, there are ONLY two groups of peoples upon this earth: those who know The LORD JESUS CHRIST and have an obedient-love-faith relationship with HIM+.... and those who do not.  

GOD has predestinated those 2 groups; HE determined that HE would have a people upon this earth, even after satan corrupted mankind.  GOD said, "Jacob have I loved; Esau have I hated." Was HE talking about simply two individuals ?  

In the Old Covenant, HE was referring to two distinct groups. HE was referring to the GROUP that would come through Jacob's lineage and carry the promised REDEEMER+, the promised MESSIAH+ who would deliver mankind from satan.

HE was also referring to the group of outsiders who would NOT ADHERE...  of their own will and choosing ...to HIS Covenant nor to its carriers, i.e., the Jewish people. This group came through Esau's line.

NOW, HERE'S
THE IMPORTANCE OF IT ALL...
.
Neither of these 
2 groups
is a "closed" group! 
.
Both groups have double-hinged doors which swing both open and shut, coming and going, two ways. Scripture teaches that "Whosoever Will" may come into the family of The LORD.

"Whosoever Will" may:

  • repent of his sins,
  • convert over to following The LORD JESUS CHRIST,
  • be cleansed in the waters of baptism 
  • love The LORD with all his heart, mind, and soul
  • and be loved in return
That will bring "Whosoever Will" directly into the family of GOD and give him a berth in Jacob's group.

Likewise, "Whosoever Won't" will be in Esau's group. 

SIMPLE,
isn't it ?

But, think on this:

Although
these 2 group perimeters
are truly and firmly
established by GOD,
group "membership"
is not ! 

At any point in time, a person can leave the Whosoever Won't group and come and be born anew into the other group if he enters in and lives for JESUS as LORD of his life. 

But alas, likewise, at any point in time a person can exit the Whosoever Will group , turn his back on his salvation, destroy his witness, and die in his sins in the Whosoever Won't group. 

REMEMBER what GOD HIMSELF said:
.   
"Jacob have I loved;
Esau have I hated."     


Do you stand with Job,
in Jacob's Group,
beloved by GOD HIMSELF?
... OR ...
Do you stand with Esau,
who cast away his birthright
for a mess
of temporary pleasure?

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