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What’s Life in Christ About – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 111

What’s Life in Christ About – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 111

This episode is a class John taught concerning the answer to what life in Christ is all about.

WHAT’S LIFE IN CHRIST ALL ABOUT

OUR PURPOSE

Your identity

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

We have a purpose

Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

 

GOOD WORKS ARE OUR PURPOSE IN CHRIST

Titus 2

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.

Our Identity

Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus

The Meaning and Purpose

For good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Created in Christ for Good Works!

 

IN CHRIST

EPH 1

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

John 15

3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are

burned.

WE ARE NOT SAVED BY GOOD WORKS

BUT FOR GOOD WORKS

James 2

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds. “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

Faith without works is dead.

24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Hebrews

9 But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

The power to do good works comes from God.

2Cr 9:8 And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may have an abundance for every good work.

Eph 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, according to the power that works in us…

Change the way we pray.

Acts 3

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of

the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God

Hebrews 13

15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

 

God will reward every good work

Heb 6

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

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The Names and Titles of Jesus – Jesus Our Righteousness

The Names and Titles of Jesus – Jesus Our Righteousness – Episode 110

This series of the names and titles of Jesus will give us a more in-depth understanding of Jesus Christ our Lord. This is 17th in the series.

The Who of Our Righteousness and The How of Our Righteousness

Jeremiah 23 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says

the LORD. 2 Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for

my people: “You have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended

to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LORD.

5 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch,

and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the

land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which

he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’

The Lord Our Righteousness.

Exodus 19 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall

be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which

thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

The Anointing of King David

(1 Sam. 16)

Jeremiah 23 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says

the LORD. 2 Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for

my people: “You have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended

to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LORD.

5 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch,

and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the

land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which

he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’

31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of

Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their

fathers in the day thatI took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant

which they broke, [h]though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that

I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds,

and write it on their [i]hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall

every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall

know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their

iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

The Who of Our Righteousness and The How of Our Righteousness

DOUBLE IMPUTATION

Genesis 15 After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:

“Do not be afraid, Abram.

I am your shield,[a]

your very great reward.[b]”

2 But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who

will inherit[c] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children;

so a servant in my household will be my heir.”

4 Then the word of the LORD came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your

own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and

count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your

offspring[d] be.”

6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

4 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this

matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not

before God. 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as

righteousness.”[a]

4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. 5 However, to

the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as

righteousness. 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to

whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

7 “Blessed are those

whose transgressions are forgiven,

whose sins are covered.

8 Blessed is the one

whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”

Matthew 3 The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.14 But John tried to deter

him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then

John consented.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was

opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice

from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

  • DOUBLE IMPUTATION
  • YOU- SIN JESUS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Passive and Active Atonement of Christ
  • 1st IMPUTATION
  • YOU – SIN JESUS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • DOUBLE IMPUTATION
  • 2nd IMPUTATION is demanded
  • YOU JESUS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • DOUBLE IMPUTATION
  • 2nd IMPUTATION is demanded
  • Passive and Active Atonement of Christ
  • YOU JESUS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • DOUBLE IMPUTATION
  • YOU JESUS RIGHTEOUSNESS

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of

God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works

 

IN CHRIST

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace EPH 1

1 John 4:17

Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment;

because as He is, so are we in this world.

 

Galatians 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as

were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave

nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are

Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Your identity

1Pe 2:9

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people,

The meaning

That you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light

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Hidden Messages of God in the Bible – Episode 109

Hidden Messages of God in the Bible, spirit filled, podcastHidden Messages of God in the Bible – Episode 109

This is the first in a series of four classes at the Singing Oaks Church of Christ.

Proverbs 25:2

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

Are there “hidden messages” in the Bible

John 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

Luke 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

Seen and Unseen Visions of Jesus

  • In prophecies
  • In shadows/types
  • In the providential lives
  • In ancient Hebrew names
  • In the ancient Hebrew language – pictograms
  • In the hidden messages of the gospel of Christ

Jesus is on every page of the Hebrew Bible!

The ancient Hebrew pictographs

A pictographic meaning from the ancient Hebrew doesn’t change the meaning of a word in a sentence. What it does is, it gives you another meaning inside the word.

שטן

nun – tet – shin

Satan

The consuming destroying snake that surrounds life.

God

  1. God (Elohim) is the plural of EL – “in the beginning God created the heavens and earth” Genesis 1:1
  2. God (Elohim) = A term describing essence
  3. The name of GOD YHVH

What is your name? God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: “I AM has sent me to you.” Exodus 3

YHVH appears 6800 times in the Old Testament. But it’s not translated.

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD WILL not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Ex 20:7

YHVH

LORD = YHVH (Adonai) Lord = Master (Adonai)

GOD= YHVH God= (Elohim) EL = short

Jehovah = YHVH

Yahweh = YHVH

YAH = YHVH

YHVH appears 6800 times in the Old Testament. But it’s not translated.

Hey Vav Hey Yod YHVH .

Hebrew language reads right to left. – – Sound, pictographs meaning, and numerical value.

Yod = Means extended arm and hand.

Hey = Means the breath of God, behold or reveal, Abraham – 5 for Grace,

Vav = Means spike or nail. It is also the number 6 in the Hebrew alphabet meaning man and is the exact center of the Torah.

Hey = Means the breath of God, behold or reveal, Abraham –or 5 for Grace

“It is to be God’s name forever, my memorial unto all generations” see Exodus 3:15-16

Exd 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Psa 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Pro 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know!

Exodus 3:15 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

  • Jehovah -Jireh (I AM Will Provide) Genesis 22:13,14
  • Jehovah -Jireh (I AM Will Provide) Genesis 22:13,14
  • Jehovah -Raah (I AM My Shepherd) Psalm 23:1
  • Jehovah – Rapha (I AM That Heals) Exodus15:26
  • Jehovah – tSidkenu (I AM Our Righteousness) Jeremiah 23:6
Our righteousness.

Jer 23:5 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Jer 23:6 “In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, ‘The LORD (I AM) our righteousness.’

אות ‘ = Sign

Exd 12:13 ‘Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you [are]. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on

you …

The leader nailed to the cross

2 Cor5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Exodus 3:15 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

  • Jehovah -Jireh (I AM Will Provide) Genesis 22:13,14
  • Jehovah -Raah (I AM My Shepherd) Psalm 23:1
  • Jehovah – Rapha (I AM That Heals) Exodus15:26
  • Jehovah – tSidkenu (I AM Our Righteousness) Jeremiah 23:6
  • Jehovah – Nissi (I AM My Banner) Exodus 17:15
  • Jehovah – Shalom (I AM our Peace) Judges 6:24

Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)

Shin

Lamed

Vav

Mem

Jesus the Prince of Peace

Worry – fear – negative thinking.

Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

Col 2:14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Col 2:15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Jehovah – Shalom

(The LORD our Peace) Judges 6:24

NIV 2 Corinthians 10:5 …and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

KJV 2 Corinthians 10:5 …and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

The Flood

Gen 7:16 Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.

Gen 9:12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;

Gen 9:13 I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.

The inscription that Pontius Pilate placed upon the cross.

“Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.”

David and Goliath

1Sa 17:43 And the Philistine said unto David, [Am] I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

1Sa 17:45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

Decapitated him.

1Sa 17:54 And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem;

The inscription that Pontius Pilate placed upon the cross.

“Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.”

God EL

= אלה      alah

א = aleph (Heb) is equivalent to ا = alif (Arab), or “A” in English

ל = lamed (Heb) is equivalent to ل = lam (Arab), or “L” in English; “Allah” has two “L”s in Arabic

ה = hah (Heb) is equivalent to ه = ha (Arab), or “H” in English

אלהStrong’s H423 – ‘alah  means Cursed

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