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Exit Strategy End Times: “Peter Paul Amen Joy “

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“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22  even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24  being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25  whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, …. Romans 3:21-25 (NKJV)

What is revealed to you in this scripture?

Is it God’s righteousness as we see Jesus the expressed image of God, and believe in Him? (2Cor 4:4, Col 1:15, Heb 1:3) “to all and on all who believe.”

No, I think all who believe (and follow) know that and know also that He (Jesus) was a “propitiation by His blood; a satisfaction of the Mosaic Law, by His blood. “to demonstrate His (Jesus’) righteousness…” He was sinless (Heb 4:15) yet bore our sins (1 Peter 2:24) for our sake and to the glory of the Father.

Look at the last phrase in my quote. “because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed…”  Sins previously committed. Not all sins?

Peter says it this way, “For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 2 Peter 1:9 (NASB)

When we ask Jesus to be Lord, God does everything we have always understood. We are cleansed, washed, forgiven, made new, purified, adopted into His family; we are in simple terms born again. Our former sins are forgiven.

What about the sins we commit in the future, after coming to Christ as Lord? The Word says He died once for all. (Heb 7:27, 9:12, 10:10, 1 Peter 3:18) but as we read these verses “all” seems to reference people, souls. (Heb 7:27)

18  For Christ also died for sins once for all, [one Man for all men] the just [Jesus] for the unjust [us], so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; [and so able to stand before God literally as the transformed Christ our Mediator, Savior and soon coming King] 1 Peter 3:18 (NASB) [*] added to clarify

Again what about sins committed after asking Jesus to be Lord. We thought they were forgiven when we ask God to forgive us in Jesus name. Under certain conditions they are.

 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, [He and us] and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8  If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:5-10 (NASB)

I said, “Under certain conditions they are.” So what conditions do I refer to?

  1. How are we walking? Have we violated the commands of Christ? Is there someone we have offended or caused to stumble, making them angry? Is there someone we need to forgive? Are we loving our neighbor as ourselves? I ask this not to cause you to doubt your salvation but instead to bolster your confidence in the precious work He has done in you; so that you might help others in the imperatives of Christ. This portion of scripture above [1 John 1:6] refers to those WITH a relationship to God; the “saved” as we have called ourselves even though we all know true salvation comes with our death or His return. Are we, according to what He taught and showed, us ready for either [death or His return] through the confidence of our consciously and purposely walking WITH Him, in His Ways? We can. We have been give all things pertaining to life and Godliness.
  1. The apparent continuous cleansing of the Blood of Jesus depends on our continuous “right relationship” with the Father and Christ. Then is when His blood continues to have its effect over our lives, unto eternal life. Jesus is the Truth (the Way and the Life.) If truth is not in us then neither is He. If we walk in the truth confessing our sins, [it is not about sins it is about truth in the inner most man, where Jesus and the Spirit of God dwell. He knows our flesh wrestles against our spirit,] “He is faithful and righteous [just or justified in some translations] to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” How is God justified except that in Christ and by that which He taught us, we have qualified for His justification? He made the rules and rules by them. He does not violate His Word.

What is my point?  After our initial reconciling to God, we must then obediently walk in the Ways of Christ to remain “saved.” We must obediently maintain what was given to us freely, the Way He taught us and showed us to maintain it.

Paul refers to this necessity and Peter confirms it this way.

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge [that which He taught us] of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3  seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge [that which He taught us] of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence [that which He taught and showed us] 4  For by these [things which He taught us and showed us] He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them [that which He taught and showed us] you may become partakers of the divine nature [that which He taught and showed us], having escaped [by that which He taught and showed us] the corruption that is in the world by lust .
5  Now for this very reason also, [because you have been taught] applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6  and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7  and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. 8  For if these qualities [that which He taught and showed us] are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, [that which He taught and showed us.]
9  For he who lacks these qualities [which He taught and showed us] is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
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 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things [that which He taught and showed us] , you will never stumble; 11  for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you. [Future tense] 2 Peter 1:2-11 (NASB) [*] added for clarity. 

“… you will never stumble”  does not mean you will never sin. It means you have a means of escape that you can implement unto eternal life; that which He taught and showed us!

“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15 (KJV)

Jesus implemented the truth on the cross. “Father forgive them, they know not what they do.” The truth and the grace within set Him free and in His doing so He made our freedom possible in this life and the next. That is, “as we practice these things,” that which He taught and showed us!

Our own “…entrance into the eternal kingdom…” [2 Peter 1:11] depends on how we walk now “… seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge [that which He taught and showed us] of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3 [*] added for clarity

Walking now, in that which He taught and showed us, in preparation for then, we can have joy or distress. In light of these scriptures I believe Peter and Paul would say Amen, choose joy.

The coming times will demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.

The Lord has instructed me to lower the price of my book to $2.99. The message is more important than the margin. Always has been.

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Forsaking man for the sake of man. “

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Not really prone to use labels, I have the gift of exhortation. I am however challenged by the prophet also within.  One makes friends, the other makes enemies. The exhort-er desires the best for his fellow man. In the prophetic, one is compelled to die to man’s approval for the sake of man. Jesus did the same.

Knowing God’s heart toward mankind, every prophet spoke obediently. Every prophet died at the hands of those same men. Never-the-less we revere the prophets today. They were not wrong. Let us be better. Let us receive scriptural understanding for what it is. Man has nothing to do with it except to shout it from the house-tops.  We HAVE the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth.

If we begin our considerations with, “That does not line up with my understanding,” then know that the fellowship of God is changing course for our final landfall.

The ensuing rescue of many “believers” from the Apostasy will be by a God ordained awakening to HIS understanding. It is an understanding as unique as the times we are now in. The times warrant it! If we can grasp this view as being through the eyes of Jesus, a credibility will rush forward in our hearts. It will shake things up in us and in the church like never before.

In “Exit Strategy” you will read what our perspective is to be. We must not only see the light, we must be the light, to a lost and dying world. At this point God is saying times up! How is He saying so? “When you see these things happening…”

For some believers, confessors only, resistant non-followers, this awakening will be their doom if they reject their only means of escape. See Daniel 12. God’s appeal however is to all Christians. Let us not assume our security when we can verify it.

Exit Strategy (the book) is NOT about a day or an hour. It is not kingdom now. It is however about events that we see and those yet to happen, of which Jesus spoke. It is about a prophecy of His and how, when fulfilled world-wide, we will be showing God that we have protected ourselves by His instructions. We will be saying to the devil, “Bring it on, we know the power of God is within us now.”

The world will perceive our commitment as weakness and our witness will blow open the door to the audacity of darkness. This sequence of events cannot be avoided. Our preparation is paramount, darkness is imminent. Are we the light? Our survival and any potential rescue of others depends on it.

PLEASE, share these postings with others. Share them around the world. The church world-wide needs to understand their defense in Christ. We need time to prepare ourselves to endure just as those who have had their throats slit have. They have valiantly maintained their faith. What a witness and what a reason for us to prepare. Share with those you believe are saved. God will help them know if they are or not. Do not argue. Spread the seeds of understanding. Your convictions will lead to theirs.

If you have truly embraced the understanding of enduring love, share it here via the comment button. Share what God has done since your enlightenment. Glorify Him. Others need our testimonies. Our agreement has power.

God is patient desiring that none should perish. This I believe is why He has waited. Many calling themselves Christians are not ready yet. They are reconciled to God but they are not disciples of Christ, hungering after the righteousness He offered. It is a saving righteousness and God is looking to see if we will embrace it. Why now? Because we are in a unique situation in history. The culmination of God’s plan is before us. We are going to be exposed to horrific things like never before. The Word and Jesus point to our saving understanding consistently. See Romans 5:21. We must embrace His Way absolutely and without reservation if we are who we say we are.

God has been holding back darkness for a long time. His Word must and will be fulfilled. God will not wait to release darkness to its uttermost once this message has traveled the world.

It is now beginning to spread. I have testified to the many countries and readers, brothers and sisters, prompted by the Spirit of God to consider what He (not I) is sharing with us. Praise His Holy name. His mercy is drawing us to enlightenment and the leading of many into righteousness. See Daniel 12. Rejoice! We will shine like the stars because we embraced life saving wisdom and shared it, determining that we will not love our lives even unto death.

Rejoice. His Eminence is imminent. The bad guys must have their time first. It is not a rescue if we are not in trouble and yet the trouble will be in their view, not ours!  Oh Lord, You are our confidence! We bless Your Holy name Jesus!

I love you all my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ!

The coming times will demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Do we know the Way really? “

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As a part of His body I will function more correctly if I see as He sees. Faith must be fueling trust in Him as I grasp what He has revealed. “Revelation prompts exploration,” (Bill Johnson)

We can have faith to see as He sees. A vision I had seeded that in me. In what I write or claim to “see.” having been blind, to God be the glory and to us be the empowerment He intends. Dear loved ones let us serve Him and others by the power that His loving understanding brings.

What advantage we gain to see through His eyes. We go back with Him in time and the Word and a fresh perspective endears us all the more to Him. It is a glimpse of Him that He allows as His friends. Could we actually have entered His moments of private thought and hope? Are we seeing how His fearless determination to complete His purpose in the Father was accomplished? How does this view not prepare us for tasks too terrible to the unprepared heart.

Jesus knew of His future by the Word of God. Do we? He knew His means of escape by the same Word He gave us!  

Jesus sometimes seems to say something out of context. We see this in John chapter 13:33-35.

Jesus has just finished the last supper and has told Judas “What you do, do quickly.” A few verses later Jesus then addresses the disciples saying,  “Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ [in a supposed tangent Jesus then says] 34  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35  “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Why the change of subject? “A new commandment I give to you.” Jesus is speaking to them more like a king than a Teacher or Rabbi. These are closing statements in the life of Christ. Their importance can not be diminished. Then Jesus speaks of identification with Him. “By this (love commandment) all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jesus knows they are about to be scattered because of Him but points to the Way back to Him, where He will be!

Let us stand in Jesus sandals for a moment. He has just said, “ “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; 32  if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.”  John 13:31-32 (NASB)

Can we be there in this emotional moment with Him?

Jesus has just set in motion His execution. We know that shortly, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus sheds blood filled perspiration from the stress of it all. He even asks God to excuse Him from this terrible moment if possible. “if God is glorified in Him…” Here we see that Jesus is also a Father glorifying Son of Man. Take hope sons of men! The trauma of this initiating action with Judas could be causing Jesus to think ahead in protective faith. He is guarding His will and determination to finish the race even as God would have us guard ours. By the message of “Enduring love” we too are initiating the end. Our vision of eternity may be the only thing we have to buoy up our faith in our moments of crisis, in our daily decisions to do what is right. we too can say, if God is glorified in us!

Topically Jesus has said, “Where I am going…” The “new commandment” has not changed the topic. The disciples want to know how to get where He is going and He has just told them!

Some horrific physical trials are yet to happen and He knows it.

Access to heaven is assured to (all) the disciples of Christ! Jesus knows,…love, enduring love, is the law of the kingdom and He has come so that the good news of the kingdom can come, “on earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus is saying this so they CAN come eventually and so they will teach by example how we enter the kingdom of heaven. We are to be disciples. As we walk in enduring love, the kingdom of God is within us. If we do not… it is not.

If Christ had to obey shall we not have to also? (John 3:36 NKJV)

19  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit… 20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB)

The disciples seem to miss this tangent of love and its importance. “Simon Peter *said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” They are not going with Him as we might in this understanding.

Jesus then says something cryptically in verse four, 4  “And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas then says to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” John 14:4 (NASB)

This last phrase by Christ is worded strangely until you see what Jesus is describing. He is reverting to a description of the kingdom. He is assuring them saying you can come with Me when I return because you already know the “Way” of the kingdom, the “Way” where I am going! “I am the Way…”

How many times do we hear Jesus referring to the Gospel of the kingdom! Do we really know the Way to the kingdom? We know the Way to God, through the death of His Son. Is that it? What does the rest of Jesus’ life mean? You might know but what about others, your brothers and sisters in the Lord that just do not seem as mature in Christ as they should be by now? With out Christ’s love commandment functioning fully in them, they do NOT know the Way. Christ died to His place in heaven to come as our teacher then died again as our sacrificial lamb. He left love to teach love then used love to return to the Father’s side.

Even the devil knows Him. It is our knowing, and abiding in, His instructions, His commandments, given to Him by God, that make us His disciples. This is how He and we become one with the Father.  The key for us to this eternal possibility begins with Jesus dying for us. That is only the beginning. The Way is our responsibility to embrace, then it is Christ in us the hope of glory with the help of the Holy Spirit. Now we know the Way. Let us walk in it.

“Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. Psalm 119:35 (NKJV) 

This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.  2 John 1:6 (NKJV)

“The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24  And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.”Revelation 21:23-24 (NKJV)

Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. We are those kings and lords, if God is glorified in us,  if we walk in the light of His commandments.

Let us look forward as Christ did, knowing His days were few. Let us proclaim and demonstrate the gospel of love, the character and good news of the kingdom, rejoicing in Hope, persevering in tribulation and being devoted to prayer.

The coming times will demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Truth that requires a guide”

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Dear loved ones,

“If you already knew, why would you need to be shown?”

This thought came to me as I was considering a verse.

John 16:13 (NKJV) 

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

In “shouting from the house tops” the protective message for the times we are now in, I am constantly asking for wisdom in how to express what I consider to be a world changing point of view. NOT my view but His view. It has always been there but only now are we in an emotional position to consider it. To consider it we must be shown what we have not seen yet.

Before the first “thought” quoted at the top of this post, it was preceded by this: “Your agreement is not expected until the Holy Spirit is allowed freedom over your soul. Even then you must decide (regarding what you hear). If you already knew why would you need to be shown?”

There is a reason why “all truth” needs a guide. It takes us to secret places in Him. The truth we need to arrive safely is hidden in His Words and deeds. They are the mysteries Jesus spoke of in Matthew 13:11. We are also cautioned that we can have understanding of these mysteries but if we have not LOVE, we are nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2 NASB)  All truth guides us to true enduring love. Saving love.

God knew we would not see what we needed to see without our faithful guide. This makes the saving truth off-limits to anyone who rejects the appeal of the Holy Spirit. This determines their fate, barring true repentance.

God leaves it up to us and always has. God does not condemn us. We condemn ourselves. God tries to save us. When we choose rightly it is by inspiration. Our decision reflects His influence. It brings an inner peace to us. Our conscience defends us, against the enemy’s accusations. We must let inspiration have His way.

Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV) 

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”
How can we be blessed and have life if we hold death or cursing in our hearts? Are we not inspired? We must choose life. We must choose blessing, to be blessed. We must pursue peace at all costs, with all men, or we will NOT see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14-15 NASB)
Once reconciled, it is the life of Jesus that saves us. (Romans 5:10 NASB, NKJV) Let us welcome the truth of the Holy Guide with a broken and contrite heart, that He might render a new man from the hearth of God’s purification.

This level of truth in the inner most man is needed now more than ever. Holy Spirit help us please.

The coming times will demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.

You are loved, He waits,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Christianity 101 “

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One of the most frustrating things a blogger can experience is when a reader stops at a particular statement, transliterates it, all by its self, and then concludes the writer is in grievous error even a blasphemous state of mind and pen.

I also believe that if one writes in such a way as to make a reaction like this possible that the writer need examine himself and improve his ways of expression.

In my last post, I wrote in the ninth paragraph,

“There is none of this ‘Jesus was God stuff ‘ Jesus came in sinful flesh as the Son of Man. This of all things should tell us that we too can do this with the help of the Holy Spirit and the vision of eternity that Jesus has presented. God makes all things possible. Believing this or not, we must then choose to follow or not.”

I was made aware that my statement “There is none of this ‘Jesus is God stuff,'” was interpreted as me saying Jesus isn’t God (in the flesh). To them, it was as though I was denying one of the most fundamental truths of the Word of God. Ok, first of all this was the first time they had read my blog. They do not know me at all.

A friend of mine and theirs, who has embraced the things I am writing about, who has read the long version of my book (not what you can buy now) was sharing my blog with these devoted Christians. Thanks John for trying to spread the Word. Misunderstandings can happen. He contacted me and asked if I would clarify my meaning for their sake. Of course.

For eons Christians have been taught, convinced, and had it reinforced that Jesus was able to “endure” what He did the day He died, because He was the Son of God. I speak to this in my book.

Yes Jesus was fully God and fully man. As our example and substitute however, He was the Son of Man. Why is that important? The Word has warned us of the things that are about to come upon us. The Passion of the Christ is a preview of possible events (in modern vernacular) we may experience. Jesus practiced what He preached and Father God expects us to practice what Jesus preached also.

Jesus said they would hate us because of Him, use us, persecute us, kill us, all because of Him.  It was incumbent upon Jesus to teach us our Way of escape. It was never so much an escape from physical death but more importantly our escape from eternal death. He teaches straight from the Father’s heart and then incorporates what He taught us to accomplish His own departure.

“And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, 31  who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.   Luke 9:30-31 (NASB)

“Accomplish?”  Can we wrap our heads…more importantly our hearts around that? Can our potential death be seen as an accomplishment to our departure? Imagine how much easier it may become as the world goes to hell in a handbasket. God knows this. Jesus’ world went to hell via pain, agony, rejection, and hatred. He knew what we must know. The Word speaks of all this and speaks of our eternal and glorious survival with Christ and all who grasp the massage of enduring love. “… but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved; this gospel shall be preached in the whole world….”

The Lord’s coming as the Son of Man was rich with purpose. Identifying with mankind was paramount to God. Jesus as a voice was still and quiet compared to the thunderous expressions that terrified Israel during Moses tenure. The empowerment of  men was seen over and over often resulting in their death at the hands of religious persons. Who was this man that He could speak such things “from God?” They missed what He said! They were more concerned about what sounded like blasphemous statements (in their distracted opinion.)

Here is my point. For whatever reasons over the centuries, our empowerment to endure as Christ did and the Way Christ did has experienced “failure to launch.” I believe we have been so concerned about maintaining our inequality to Jesus, that we have failed to see the intensity of God’s efforts to help us become one with Him. God put His Spirit upon Jesus the Son of Man. Does He not do the same with us. Are we not being tested in many ways, like Jesus was. Did Jesus not say we would be? Are we not to gain the mind of Christ, to think as He would think, speak as He would, and respond as He would? Are we not the body of Christ. Maybe we are not yet.

As long as we continue to think, “Jesus was God, that is how He did what He did!” and exclude ourselves from the very kinship and fellowship that comes with embracing and implementing His teachings, then I believe we will never truly become one with Him (and God) let alone a member (a functioning part) of His body.

We must stop with the excuses and ask Father God for eyes to see and ears to here. We need the power that His counsel and wisdom bring. I AM understanding,  power is mine.

Proverbs 8:14 (NASB)
14  “Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.

Bless you folks in Canada and the other 20 or more countries reading these blogs. I ask you all to remember one thing. This is not Christianity 101. Such elementary errors are not found here, not that I can not be corrected. Be kind read a little further for the complete picture, the gracious understanding.

Yes, we are outside the box here. The box we have known is on fire. We are facing desperate times and I will not gamble my salvation or yours on the rapture happening before trouble comes. Trouble is already here for one thing. Our heart condition matters no matter when we go, or how we go.

The coming times demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Isaiah and Paul say we are under law. “

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Isaiah’s profound Words about Jesus are some of the most confirming about the Christ and His life to be.

Chapter 42 will open our eyes to another misunderstanding we find in traditional thinking. “We are not under the law!”

Speaking of “My Servant,” God says through Isaiah,
1  “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.
2  “He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street.
3  “A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.
4  “He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law.”
Isaiah 42:1-4 (NASB)

Young’s Literal Translation quotes verse four this way.
4  “He doth not become weak nor bruised, Till he setteth judgment in the earth, And for his law isles wait with hope.” Isaiah 42:4 (YLT)

Justice or Judgment is righteously administered when the law is clearly expressed. If we are not under the law then there might as well not be any law. Paul however makes a point.
13  “For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.   Romans 5:13 (KJV)

So can we say because there is no law that our sins are no longer imputed? We know better! If we sin at all, there must be law that we are transgressing.

Paul again says, ” Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? Romans 7:1 (NASB) Paul is saying there will always be law!

No doubt in Isaiah Jesus is being prophesied about. Verse 4 has two special factors to consider. How does Jesus establish justice in the earth when he is killed unjustly? Second, what law is His law?

We must consider justice as the prescribed course Jesus had to follow to justify mankind and make reconciliation to God possible. The injustice establishes the justice, giving us a choice. Our choice? We must follow and obey our Source of reconciliation no matter how unjustly we are accused, persecuted or killed, in order to receive eternally the justice purchased by Him. If we choose not to follow we will suffer the justice our rebellion and unbelief will purchase.

We must choose to keep His commandments, knowing the outcome either way. Jesus proved, resurrected life is our outcome but only as followers. This is fair in the eyes of God. He purifies us totally and then through Christ has told us how to stay purified. It begins with crucifying our selves daily, in the smaller things and ends with us possibly being crucified unto eternal life.

There is none of this “Jesus was God stuff.” Jesus came in sinful flesh as the Son of Man. This of all things should tell us that we too can do this with the help of the Holy Spirit and the vision of eternity that Jesus has presented. God makes all things possible. Believing this or not, we must then choose to follow or not.

Any time one says we “must” do something, the hearer shifts in his seat. Oh we do not have to. That is what God will show us on the day we stand before Him, albeit briefly. We CAN do it, because He did it! We do it under the same power by which He did it. This is our final witness to the nations Jesus is speaking of in Matthew 24:13-14. Our belief, our faith, will touch and perplex many unto salvation. Love that is beyond knowledge will capture some.

Some say our perfection is impossible, yet His Word says to purify yourself as He is pure.  “And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:3 (NASB)

Purified sounds a lot like perfection to me. It also sounds like righteousness.

So what law are we under? Paul refers to it.  “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:2 (NASB)  We must be operating in that law to be set free from the law of sin and death. We must be keeping that law! 

But Michael, Romans 8:1 (NASB) says, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” “FOR,” Paul continues, “the law of the Spirit of Life…  “For” is the Greek word “Gar” it is a conjunction meaning “because” among other particles. There is therefore now no condemnation “because” the Law of the Spirit of Life… HAS set or made or hath made, me free… (past tense) Reading on Paul admonishes them to these advantages.  “That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:4 (KJV) “might be,” if we walk, “after the Spirit?” “After is “kata” in Greek, meaning “according to.”

No doubt, we have a choice if we want to benefit from the Law of the Spirit of Life.  For definitions of the Law of the Spirit of Life, look to what Jesus taught. These teachings can only be fruitful in us by our choice first then by Spirit of God and so if we are not bearing the fruit of Christ’s teachings, especially “enduring love,” Paul says this, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Romans 8:9 (KJV)

So, to what extent if any are we in the flesh? I can not be Christ’s and remain in the flesh. If I am in Christ I will not remain in the flesh. I must repent of any fleshly violation of the Law of the Spirit of Life and bear the fruit of repentance, pursuing peace with all men. (Hebrews 12:14) 

I bring this to you not to win some doctrinal argument. I bring this and other points of concern because our souls are about to be tested to the uttermost and some of our previous understanding will keep us from seeing the jeopardy we are in and the necessity to prepare. If Jesus said there would be a great witness to all the nations in Matthew 24:14, you can trust we will be standing up for something, dare I say, loving not our lives even unto death, Revelations 12:11. Are you ready for that possibility?

God is patient desiring that none should perish. This I believe is why He has waited. Many calling themselves Christians are not ready yet. They lack understanding, they may perish. By His Spirit of Understanding God is trying to reach everyone who will awaken.

The end will begin, He will not wait to return once this message has traveled the world, once all who will die a martyr’s death have died. (Revelations 6:11)

Tonight we are in Russia and India and two dozen other countries. Please loved one’s pass this posting on. The church world-wide must understand what our final witness is. Order the book. Read Chapters 6.6, 8 and finally Chapter 9 written to the “Five Fold League of Servants.” Read previous posts.

Of the end times Daniel 12 has spoke, “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3  Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.” 

The dust of the earth is this life we are asleep in. See Matthew Henry’s commentaries. Or see it in Exit Strategy where I wrote it before seeing it in MH commentaries.  God has shone it before. Now he is using someone with no particular standing, just like He has so many times before. Rise up!

Now is our time of His visitation. Embrace as you run His race.

The coming times will demand our understanding. Preparing now is paramount.

Rise up! Join me in the guardianship of Christ’s own,

Michael

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