Sunday, July 16, 2017

Weekly Bible Study – July 17, 2017


Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. Requirement from the Manna

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Prepare yourself for learning the Word of God!

Before we begin, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is; you have believed [trusted] in Him for His promised gift of eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to learn God's Word so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge (confess) your sins privately to God (i.e.; with your thoughts directed only to God the Father).

1 John 1:9 says: "If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins (known sins) and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [unknown or forgotten sins]." NKJV (New King James Version) [italics added]; we call this REBOUND, read the full doctrine as to “why” we need to use 1 John 1:9 to grow spiritually. REBOUND

If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins; the issue for you is to have faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life: John 3:16, 5:24, 6:47, 20:30, 31.

John 6:47 says: "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." NKJV [italics added]

Notice again what Jesus said in John 6:47: "…he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." It doesn't say, "will have"; it says, "has." Therefore, the very moment you believe in Jesus Christ for His promise of everlasting life, you have it (it's really just that simple; nothing more and nothing less), and it can never be taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift (Ephesians 2:8c) of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.

John 3:14-15, 16, 17, 18, says: "14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." NKJV

Let us now bow our hearts and take a moment to prepare for worship and learning God's Word. If there is any known sin in your life, this is the time to just cite it privately to God the Father with your thoughts directed towards Him. With your head bowed and your eyes closed, you have total privacy in your mind and soul:


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Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. Requirement from the Manna


As we continue with our study of Moses and the beginning of Israel as the first client nation under the new dispensation, the dispensation of the Law, we need to recognize a few more principles concerning the Jews and manna from heaven known as Angel’s food or the food of angels.

Exo 16:15-18, When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded, ‘Gather of it every man as much as he should eat; you shall take an omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.'” And the sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little. When they measured it with an omer, he who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered as much as he should eat.

The application is two-fold, one, some doctrine (such as rebound) is used every day. Some doctrine is preserved in the conscience for future use. In fact, it is suffering that offers the opportunity to use doctrine in the soul. Some doctrine is to give spiritual strength for the future. Every doctrine you learn is not necessarily for you to apply to your life. It will make you strong spiritually whether you thing it applies to your personal life or not. All doctrine applies because it increases our spiritual strength. The doctrine may not be presently applicable to any situation in your life but it will make you strong spiritually.

Now, also notice that everyone had the opportunity to get as much manna as they desired. Those who gathered much manna did not have any more than those who gathered little portions, everyone gathered according to their own capacity.

Again notice our passage; Exo 16:16, “This is what the Lord has commanded, ‘Gather of it every man as much as he should eat; you shall take an omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.'” And the sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little. When they measured it with an omer, he who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered as much as he should eat.

In other words, if you wanted to have a lot of manna you can or if you want a little manna you are able. People learn Bible doctrine, on the basis of their capacity. No two people have the same capacity. Capacity comes from making Bible doctrine # 1 priority in your life. The point is that manna spoiled but it didn’t spoil. It would spoil for five days but not on the sixth. What’s the application to the Christian life?

There are four basic principles that need to be noted when it comes to capacity, so let’s get them down.

1. Capacity for life is related to the circumstances of life. Phil 4:11 12, “Not that I speak with reference to need, for I have come to learn that in whatever circumstances I am to be content [capacity for life]. I know both how to live in humility and I know how to live in prosperity, in all places and in all circumstances, I have been taught the secret both how to be well fed and to be hungry, both how to prosper and to be in poverty.”

2. Capacity is related to status quo in life or lifestyle, Heb 13:5-6.
Heb 13:5-6, “Let your lifestyle be free from the love of money; keep on being content with what you possess, for He Himself has said, `I will not abandon you, neither will I ever forsake you,’ so that being confident we say, `The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid of what man can do to me.'”

3. Capacity is also related to the supergrace life, 2Co 9:8.
2Co 9:8, “And God has the ability to cause all grace to superabound toward you, in order that always having a capacity for life in all things you may superabound with reference to the production of divine good.”

4. Capacity is related to prosperity and blessing; 1Ti 6:6, “But godliness associated with capacity for life keeps on being a great means of prosperity.”

So, what is the application to the Christian life? It reveals the importance of learning mechanics and obeying divine commands and doing the right thing in a right way…doing things the way God says to do them. This is analogous to a very important principle in regard to you…The believer must be flexible.

This means that what is right to do on one occasion may be wrong to do on another. You have to have a personal relationship with the word of God and TLJC and follow His direction. Mechanics and divine commands are very important in the Christian way of life.

I want you to think about this. This is another gem or another treasure concerning manna. Manna was so important of a lesson that it was preserved indefinitely in the ark of the covenant, Exo 16:33; Heb 9:4.

Look at Exo 16:33, And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omerful [a little bit over 5 pints- 5 = grace – over 5 = supergrace] of manna in it, and place it before the Lord, to be kept throughout your generations.” An omerful is a little bit over 5 pints – 5 = grace – over 5 = supergrace.

Exo 16:34-35, As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the Testimony, to be kept. And the sons of Israel ate the manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate the manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.

Now, get the shadow here or the ritual to reveal the reality. The eating of the manna until they came to Canaan, the promise land, is a type of the believer in the Church-age, eating the written word until they get to heaven and are face to face with the Lord and then dine with the Living Word, TLJC.

In Heb 9:1, Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.

Notice, there were regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary —- right thing and the right way.

The right thing = earthly sanctuary. The right way = divine regulations.

Then in Heb 9:2-4 goes on to say, “For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place. And behind the second veil, there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and

Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant.

The saving of the manna stresses the importance of retaining Bible doctrine in the soul. Manna from heaven or the spiritual food that God gives is really described for us in John 6:27-35, “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him the Father, even God, has set His seal.” They said therefore to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”

They said therefore to Him, “What then do You do for a sign, that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform? “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.” Jesus therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” They said therefore to Him, “Lord, evermore give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

Doctrine is only of value in the soul! It’s only residual doctrine which is valuable to the child of God. And for doctrine to be preserved in the soul the degree of learning must exceed the rate of forgetting.

What you do today will not make any difference 100 years from now but the PMA of BD will make the difference. It will determine your eternal destiny.

How do we know that?

Well look at John 12:47-48, “And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.”

The following link is to a good news message describing how one can receive eternal life: Ticket to Heaven, it was written for anyone not absolutely certain about their eternal future.

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Preparing yourself for the study of God’s Word

Before we begin , if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is— you have trusted in Him for eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to take-in God’s Word or participating in a Communion Service, so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge your sins privately directly to God the Father. This will assure that you are in fellowship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit’s convicting ministry, also called the convincing ministry will then be able to teach you as the Holy Spirit is the real teacher and the pastor’s message is the vehicle the Holy Spirit uses to convince you what you are learning is true or not.

1 John 1:9 says—“If we confess [simply name, cite or acknowledge to God the Father] our sins [known sins], He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins [known sins] and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [all unknown and forgotten sins].” NKJV (New King James Version)

If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins to God; the issue for you is to believe by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life and you will be saved the very second you believe in Him:

John 6:47 says: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” NKJV

Notice again what John 6:47 says, “he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” It doesn’t say, “will have”; it says, “has.” Therefore, the very moment you believe Jesus Christ’s promise of everlasting life, you have it (it’s really just that simple), and it can never be lost or taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.

John 3:14-18 says: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” NKJV

Let us now bow our hearts and take a moment to prepare for learning God’s Word, if there is any known sin in your life, this is the time to just cite it privately to God the Father with your thoughts directed towards Him. With your head bowed and your eyes closed, you have total privacy in your mind and soul:


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Our Lord, as Supreme Court Judge
hears every case brought to Him
under the mechanics of faith-rest.


Point 5. In our doctrine deals with The Royal Family Honor Code as it is directly related to the Supreme Court of Heaven.

1) You cannot defend or justify yourself to implacable or irrational persons.

2) Therefore, the matter must be placed in the Lord’s hands for the proper function of the faith rest drill.

3) Once placed before the supreme court of heaven through the F.R.D. [faith rest drill], The outcome must be left in the Lord’s hands.

4) Remember that the function of the F.R.D. Is designed to place the problem in the Lord’s hands for a solution and vindication, and to leave it there.

Our last point then, Point 6, deals with how you should function as a “plaintiff” in the supreme court of heaven operating in the faith rest drill.


The plaintiff is the one who begins the personal action of taking something to the supreme court of heaven to obtain a judicial decision.

Our Lord as supreme court judge hears every case brought to Him under the mechanics of the faith-rest mechanics.

However, the believer who makes his appeal as a plaintiff must understand that he or she may be more at fault in the matter, and may suddenly become a defendant in the case instead of a plaintiff.

So, the principle; do not try to appeal to the supreme court if you are at fault, if you have already made the problem public to others.

Do not be shocked if the justice you seek at the supreme court of heaven suddenly comes to you in the form of divine discipline.


The plaintiff is disciplined rather than the defendant, for the Lord knows all the facts in the case.

They ought to be recovering instead of going to the supreme court of heaven.

If so, you have just moved from warning discipline to intensive discipline.

The victim of injustice then has two options: the function of the faith-rest drill as a plaintiff to the supreme court of heaven or the reaction of mental attitude and verbal sins and succumbing to the temptation of revenge.

Through the faith-rest mechanics, the believer can apply the essence of God rationale to the stress circumstances just mentioned by taking your case directly to the supreme court of heaven.

Here is the virtue of patience. Any reaction on your part cancels your case in heaven and results in divine discipline and punitive action from God toward you.

This means that you understand that God is just, righteous, immutable, veracity, love, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, sovereignty, and eternal life.

1.The essence of God rationale,

2. The plan of God rationale,

3. The policy of God rationale which is grace orientation.

4. And the a fortiori rationale.

A) First of all we learn that God can take any type of evil situation and convert it into divine good.

B) We also learn that whenever someone tries to curse or destroy another believer, the Lord will turn the curse into a blessing when the believer operates in the F.R.D.

C) This is why the Bible teaches that even when evil comes against you, the Lord can turn it into a blessing, providing that you operate in the F.R.D. And let him handle the situation.

D) Therefore, the believer does not have to fight and defend himself, God will do that for the believer who operates in the F.R.D.

2Th 1:6 for after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,

5. The believer then is told stop being anxious and worried and let God handle any unjust and unfair situation, in Isa 35:4.

Isa 35:4 say to those with anxious heart, “take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, and He will deliver you.“

Because of this we are commanded never to take revenge on anyone for anything, Rom 12:19. Rom 12:19 never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

6. If you are being mistreated in any situation, do not lift up your hand against another person, 1Sa 24:12.

1Sa 24:12 “may the Lord judge between you and me, and may the Lord avenge me on you; but my hand shall not be against you.

7. If you have been robbed by another believer do not take out your vengeance and frustration on him, give it over to the Lord, 1Th 4:6.

1Th 4:6 and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.

8. Never repay evil with evil and give someone what you think that they deserve, Pro 20:22.

Pro 20:22 do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and He will save you.

9. When someone has wronged you let the Lord repay him according to his deeds, 2Ti 4:14.

2Ti 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

As Prov 24:29 says….Do not say, “thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.”

The Judge is God.
The Defendant is God (TLJC).
The Plaintiff is Satan.
The Witnesses are the people (on earth).

Case 1:
Judge: God
Plaintiff: Satan
Defendant: God (TLJC)
Witnesses: Adam, Eve

Case 2:
Judge: God
Plaintiff: Satan
Defendant: God (TLJC)
Witness: Noah

Case 3:
Judge: God
Plaintiff: Satan
Defendant: God (Jesus)
Witness: Abraham

Case 4:
Judge: God
Plaintiff: Satan
Defendant: God (Jesus)
Witness: Elijah

Case 5:
Judge: God
Plaintiff: Satan
Defendant: God (Jesus)
Witness: Job

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Weekly Bible Study – July 10, 2017


Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. Under the Law the right thing must be done in the right way.


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Prepare yourself for learning the Word of God!

Before we begin, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is; you have believed [trusted] in Him for His promised gift of eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to learn God's Word so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge (confess) your sins privately to God (i.e.; with your thoughts directed only to God the Father).

1 John 1:9 says: "If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins (known sins) and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [unknown or forgotten sins]." NKJV (New King James Version) [italics added]; we call this REBOUND, read the full doctrine as to “why” we need to use 1 John 1:9 to grow spiritually. REBOUND

If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins; the issue for you is to have faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life: John 3:16, 5:24, 6:47, 20:30, 31.

John 6:47 says: "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." NKJV [italics added]

Notice again what Jesus said in John 6:47: "…he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." It doesn't say, "will have"; it says, "has." Therefore, the very moment you believe in Jesus Christ for His promise of everlasting life, you have it (it's really just that simple; nothing more and nothing less), and it can never be taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift (Ephesians 2:8c) of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.

John 3:14-15, 16, 17, 18, says: "14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." NKJV

Let us now bow our hearts and take a moment to prepare for worship and learning God's Word. If there is any known sin in your life, this is the time to just cite it privately to God the Father with your thoughts directed towards Him. With your head bowed and your eyes closed, you have total privacy in your mind and soul:


Study to show yourself approved to God!

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Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. Under the Law the right thing must be done in the right way.


As we enter into this New year 2017 I would just like share with you some of the things I believe the Lord has revealed to me about the New Year.

The following principles are just my opinion.
1. The Church will think that it is being blessed and prosperous because this year will be more prosperous than any other year since the beginning of the Millennium.

2. Deception will increase but it will be very sneaky and subtle thinking that we are going back to good when in reality evil will increase.

3. There will be more trouble in the Middle East than ever before, especially in Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Syria. Watch Damascus and Turkey especially.

4. The churches will be divided because of experiencing prosperity more than the last decade. Rev 3:14-20. This will be the “I don’t need you year” for a lot of believers.

5. Although every year gets worse and worse, 2017 will be the “calm before the storm.”

6. 2017 will seem to be a year of a lot of good changes but, in reality, things still remain the same. They just will appear differently.

7. The relationship between Russia and the USA will drastically change – not for the good.

8. Israel mainly, Jerusalem, will be forced to enter into a peace treaty with Palestine, which they will reject and therefore be blamed and condemned by the United Nations.

9. Then here is a shocker = The USA will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Jordan will lead in the condemnation of the United States for doing so.

You see, because the majority of the Arab Nations want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, their main target is Jerusalem and because Tel Aviv is where the U.S. embassy resides now, when we move our embassy to Jerusalem the Arab nations are going to freak out.

Why?

Because when they attack Jerusalem, their main target, they are in danger of hitting us.

10. 2017 will be a year of political assignations.

This past week we noted a very interesting principle concerning why God led the children of Israel to the bitter waters of Marah. You need to be sure that everything God does has a divine purpose for His own glory. And that does not mean that He is on an ego trip but what it does mean that if we follow Him and do things His way we will be blessed. Remember that everything that happens in this life is not necessarily the perfect will of God.

For example, look at Isa 46:8-11, Remember this, and be assured; Recall it to mind, you transgressors. Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.

Even the so-called little things are a part of His plan which is why the Lord says in Isa 46:11, Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

The point is that God always has some kind of plan as illustrated by how He handles the Jews from the Exodus generation.

So before we go on our study of the dispensation of the Law let’s notice how God treated His people in the beginning of this dispensation of the Law.

First of all, we need to note the Will of God. There is the directive or perfect will of God: Tantamount to the sovereign will of God. His choice for your life. Then the permissive will of God: Where negative volition in man is permitted to act contrary to the will of God. Man is allowed to go negative against God’s directive will. God cannot to choose. And there is the overruling will of God: This supersedes the directive and permissive will of God, and involves the frustration of Satan’s will.

God controls the circumstances but does not interfere with the operation of one’s volition, like he did with Jonah. Jonah refuse to go to Nineveh to preach the Gospel so God had him swallowed by a huge fish who vomited Jonah on the shores of Nineveh and then Jonah had to make a decision. God takes every situation in the life of the believer and makes it work together for the believer’s good.

The whole point is that even if we continue to rebel, as the children of Israel did in the desert, God does not give up on us that easy but provides a 1Co 10:13 way of escape so that we may be able to bear it and handle His plan for our life.

So it was with the children of Israel. They were filled with fear and bitterness and God decided to do something about it. The Jews were shallow and superficial and totally dependent on entertainment, dependent on signs and wonders, although the signs and wonders accomplished absolutely nothing!

So under the directive or perfect will of God, God brought this bitter congregation to a place where they could honor God’s choice or God’s sovereign will for their life. In effect, they were filled with bitterness so God said let Me give them a taste of that bitterness so He brought to “Marah” (which means bitter waters).

In His grace God allows us to experience the result of our negative decisions but He always gives us a “way of escape” or a “divine solution.” The result of the Jews and their NVTD = bitter waters.

The divine solution = the Tree or the cross that makes the waters sweet.

In other words, He injects us with the results of our negative decisions, Gal 6:7, and the leads us to the divine tree that makes our water or our decisions sweet. That is why this week I gave you an illustration from the medical realm which dealt with the fact that when there is a virus going around and people are subjected to it, the medical field will usually come up with a vaccine that will combat the virus.

In the same way God does the same in the spiritual realm, if we got a problem in a certain area, He leads us to places where we can overcome the problem. This is what He did to the Jews when they had problems with bitterness especially toward Moses, He led them to the bitter waters of Marah and then He showed them the divine solution which was Moses throwing a tree (cross) to make the water sweet. Again this is the Rom 8:28, Deu 23:5, Gen 50:20 principle. God wanted to free them from their sin of bitterness and this is how He did it.

Back in Exo 15:22-24, Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah. So the people grumbled at Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

Now, notice what Moses did after the children of Israel failed and complained in their bitterness.
Exo 15:25, Then he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.

The bitter waters have now become drinkable. In other words, whatever it was, it was Moses alone who did something…but he didn’t do it on his own. There was no secret ingredient in the tree which made the water sweet. What was it that turned a bitter situation into a sweet one? It was the obedience of Moses.

Now, in Exo 16, we will see God’s grace to them and once again, no sooner are they the beneficiaries of God’s grace and what do they do? They complain. They are critical. They are filled with the emotional sins. Remember, this was one of the worst periods in all of history as far as believers are concerned. And all of this time they are the beneficiaries of God’s grace.

Exo 16:1-3, Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Now this is what happens when people get emotional. Emotion as we have seen is irrational and can’t think in terms of doctrine at all. All they can do is think in terms of accusation. And this went on for 40 years. God delivered them, and then He tested them, and then they failed, and then God delivered them. Repeat – and this went on for 40 years.

This was God giving them the opportunity to grow spiritually. And He gave them doctrine with every deliverance. It was grace all the way….and they missed it! And they had the most awful lifestyle, and they did it to themselves, like we do as Gal 6:7 teaches. They were lovers of security rather than lovers of God….why? Because they had the slave mentality.

If you put your personal security above everything else in life, you have a slave mentality. And so while they were traveling the Jews owned no land and had no means of growing their own food. And therefore in grace, God provided for the client nation. So let’s read this passage once again.

Exo 16:1-4, Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction.”

Again notice it says I will rain bread from heaven for you; Now, the Jews did not call this bread but manhu, manhu, manhu, which means what is it? What is it? What it is? And then they finally called it manna. Manna was logistical grace provision from God. Furthermore manna was a challenge to the daily function of the faith-rest drill for God had specified definite requirements which are equivalent to a challenge of positive volition toward the word of God.
In other words, the Lord not only gave them the manna, but he also gave them instructions to follow concerning the manna. And if they did not follow these instructions properly, then the manna would not benefit them at all. In fact, just the opposite, the manna would become a snare to them. Here again, we have the importance of following the Lord’s directions….or doing a right thing in a right way. This is the whole principle behind God’s plan for the Church-age believer….which is what we call the PPOG. The PPOG is a strict system of procedure based upon the accurate teaching of the Word of God. It is based upon the very simple statement that a right thing must be done in a right way! It must be precise and correct in its’ procedure. There are no if’s, ands, or buts’ about it.

Therefore, in His grace, God has developed a system which is totally impossible for human power to live in. In fact, it frustrates human power constantly. Sloppy procedure is always related to emotion, to human works, and to human activity, and is always a manifestation of arrogance. And the power of God is not delegated to a system of sloppy procedure. The PPOG is based upon the fact that God has only one way of doing a thing: the right way.

The believer who flunks the procedure test ends up functioning in Satan’s cosmic system. Learning God’s procedures is especially hindered by the two great enemies of the Christian: Ignorance and Arrogance. The energy of ignorance is arrogance, which is life in the cosmic system. This is why the apostle says in Eph 5:15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise. So the children of Israel followed their own plan concerning the provision of God. As far as the manna was concerned, first of all you had to learn and get to know the doctrine, and then you had to believe it. And then once you believe it, then you have the availability of the faith-rest life where upon you wait and rest for the manna from heaven to be dropped down from heaven. You have to have the knowledge of the mechanics of the PSD and then you must have integrity or the spiritual strength to do it. It’s like a soldier, he must have physical strength to be prepared, but then he must have the integrity to fight when needed. And the integrity and the spiritual strength comes from the whole realm of doctrine. Therefore, manna was a challenge to the professionalism of the spiritual life which was in the case for the Jews — the faith rest drill. The consistent daily function of the faith-rest drill is the highest possible lifestyle that you can have.

So God provided every day the perfect food. Every day, except one, food was provided. And that means that food was provided from Sunday to Friday , every morning food was provided for the rebellious children of Israel. And they had to gather every day, just enough for one day only. And then on Friday morning, they gathered a double portion because Saturday was the Sabbath and the Jews were to do no work on Saturday which was the Sabbath.

So on Friday for the Jews, the Jews had to use the faith-rest drill. You see, God had a system, and you had to know the system. You had to do it God’s way. You couldn’t gather a double portion whenever you wanted to because if you did it bred or produced worms. You had to do it God’s way. And if you went out on the Sabbath day and looked for something to eat…there would be nothing there. Why? Because you had to do it God’s way.

Following the correct procedure and doing things God’s way is one of the greatest manifestations of a believer’s love, respect and worship toward God. A right thing must be done in a right way. And whenever you are wondering if something is from God or not, remember – a right thing must be done in a right way. And God always leads and guides in the right way.

Therefore, we need to understand a few principles concerning the plan of God and God expecting His people to fulfill that plan under what we call the Pre-designed Plan of God (PPOG). The PPOG is based upon one major doctrine which is the doctrine of pre-destination. And therefore, we need to understand a few principles concerning predestination. Pre-destination is the provision of the sovereignty of God for you in eternity past to execute God’s plan, purpose, and will for your life.

For example, if God is going to deposit fantastic blessings in your escrow account and then He wills them for you, then He must provide a way for you to fulfill the conditions for receiving those blessings. Therefore, He provides the way and means. He doesn’t leave anything to your works, abilities, personality, or attractiveness. He provided it all in eternity past. Under pre-destination, God provided everything you need to execute His plan, the PPOG, the only game plan for the Church-age.

Therefore, pre-destination is God’s grace provision for each one of us to fulfill His plan and to receive the conveyance of our fantastic escrow blessings. Now, pre-destination also provides you with equal privileges and opportunities. Your equal privilege of pre-destination is being made Royal Family by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Who placed you in union with Christ at salvation. This is called positional sanctification.

And being in union with Christ means we share all that Christ is and all that Christ has. So equal privilege means that we share Christ’s heirship, being made heirs of God. And also we are the sons of God, adopted as adult sons Roman style. Your equal opportunity in pre-destination is your very own plan, designed perfectly for you and prefabricated for you in eternity past. So, pre-destination is the work of God the Father in eternity past on behalf of every Church-age believer to execute God’s plan, purpose, and will for his life. Therefore, pre-destination is the grace provision of God the Father for the royal family.

Therefore, what we call in time the PPOG is from the divine viewpoint of eternity past, called pre-destination. And pre-destination means three things.

a. Pre-destination means that there is a plan perfectly designed for you, Eph 1:11 “Having been pre-destined for a pre-determined plan.”

Eph 1:11 Also we have obtained an inheritance, having been “predestined” according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,

b. Pre-destination means the possession of your very own personalized and individual plan, Rom 8:29, “He also pre-destined us to be conformed to the image of His Son.”

c. Pre-destination means royalty. The believer is Royal Family of God, Eph 1:5, “He has pre-destined us for the purpose of adoption to Himself.”

Eph 1:3-6, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love. He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Therefore, God the Father prefabricated the PPOG as the Christian way of life, not human beings and their legalistic standards. And this is one of the many doctrinal principles that the Lord wanted Moses to teach to the Jews in the wilderness.

Now, the point is that we have a strict system of procedure to follow based upon the accurate teaching of the Word of God. And the Jews had to do the same thing but there plan was based upon visual aids such as sacrificing of animals and the furniture in the tabernacle and the Temple or what we call the shadows. This is why the apostle Paul said in Col 2:13-17, And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions. having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the Cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
So, whether it’s the ritual plan of God or the PPOG it is still based upon the very simple statement that a right thing must be done in a right way. The PPOG is much more challenging than the Old Testament plan under the principle that “to whom much is given, much is required.” There is one major principle concerning both plans and that is that there is nothing sloppy in the procedure of the Christian way of life. And with the introduction of human power and energy of the flesh function, sloppiness occurs.

PRO 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

The sluggard is a picture of the sloppy believer who never glorifies God and never receives his escrow blessings…He says such things like “Ask Jesus into your heart.” “Ask Jesus in your life.” He prays to Jesus. He prays to the Holy Spirit. He says, “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves.”

All of these statements sound good and spiritual but they are sloppy. For example, let’s take the first two, “Ask Jesus into your heart” Ask Jesus in your life—- There’s not one passage in the Bible that states this. It’s Act 16:31 over and over again. Or the next two: He prays to Jesus or He prays to the Holy Spirit. This is a violation of what the Lord, Peter and Paul said in passages such as Luk 11:1, And it came about that while He was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” And He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come.

Or as Paul said in Eph 3:14, For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father.

Or as Peter says; 1Pe 1:17, And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each man’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon earth;

Notice, are you a sloppy believer that would condone such ignorant doctrinal principles? If you are not accurate in your doctrinal intake, you will not be accurate in your doctrinal application. We are also warned against sloppiness and laziness in Pro 19:15, Laziness casts a person into a deep sleep, and an idle soul will suffer hunger. Or Heb 6:12, That you may not be sluggish [lazy and sloppy], but imitators of those who through doctrine and patience inherit the promises.

So, God has developed, in His grace, a system which is totally impossible for human power to live in. In fact, it frustrates human power constantly. And sloppy procedure is always related to emotion, to human works, and to human activity, and is always a manifestation of arrogance. And so the power of God is not delegated to a system of sloppy procedure.

Anything the unbeliever can do is not the Christian way of life. The Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life and demands a supernatural means of execution. Therefore, the Christian way of life is executed through the power of the Holy Spirit who does not produce emotion. Emotion is produced by the body; The Holy Spirit produces the accuracy and preciseness a vast difference.

So the PPOG is the procedure for every Church-age believer as a member of the Royal Family of God and body of Christ. This plan is almost 2000 years old for it began with our Lord’s resurrection. Ten days after His ascension the Church-age began which is the dispensation of divine power. And this system is God’s game plan for this dispensation only. It is the system God has devised to delegate His power to manufacture a winner out of the Church-age believer. This means that the ability to fulfill God’s plan is provided in the delegation of divine power.

This system, the PPOG, defines the way of living or lifestyle of the believer who fulfills the mechanics of the Christian way of life by residence, function, and momentum inside of God’s plan. And while all divine power is delegated to the PPOG, all human power is relegated to cosmic one and two.

Therefore, inside the PPOG, the believer functions under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine, and under the application of these two factors, he executes God’s plan. So the PPOG is the divine system for the utilization of God’s power whereby every Church-age believer is able to glorify God, though not through any human means. In fact, God would be compromised if any Christian could glorify Him through any system from the energy of the flesh. So, this system for the utilization of divine power is called the PPOG which is the power realm. It is the only location for usable divine power. It is called a realm because the boundaries of this divine power are confined.

Inside the PPOG, the believer functions under two categories of divine power related to the Royal Family of God.

(1) The enabling power of God the Holy Spirit.

(2) The dynamic power of Bible doctrine, Heb 4:12.

However, this does not exclude the power of God the Father and God the Son in our lives. But we are now addressing the power that enables us to execute the PPOG.

The following link is to a good news message describing how one can receive eternal life: Ticket to Heaven, it was written for anyone not absolutely certain about their eternal future.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Internet Church Service – July 9, 2017

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Preparing yourself for the study of God’s Word

Before we begin , if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is— you have trusted in Him for eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to take-in God’s Word or participating in a Communion Service, so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge your sins privately directly to God the Father. This will assure that you are in fellowship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit’s convicting ministry, also called the convincing ministry will then be able to teach you as the Holy Spirit is the real teacher and the pastor’s message is the vehicle the Holy Spirit uses to convince you what you are learning is true or not.

1 John 1:9 says—“If we confess [simply name, cite or acknowledge to God the Father] our sins [known sins], He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins [known sins] and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [all unknown and forgotten sins].” NKJV (New King James Version)

If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins to God; the issue for you is to believe by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life and you will be saved the very second you believe in Him:

John 6:47 says: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” NKJV

Notice again what John 6:47 says, “he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” It doesn’t say, “will have”; it says, “has.” Therefore, the very moment you believe Jesus Christ’s promise of everlasting life, you have it (it’s really just that simple), and it can never be lost or taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.

John 3:14-18 says: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” NKJV

Let us now bow our hearts and take a moment to prepare for learning God’s Word, if there is any known sin in your life, this is the time to just cite it privately to God the Father with your thoughts directed towards Him. With your head bowed and your eyes closed, you have total privacy in your mind and soul:

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Point 5. The Royal Family Honor Code as it is directly related to the Supreme Court of Heaven.

The pres-act-imp of the Greek verb eulogeo which is eulogeite meaning to speak well of, or to honor.

Persecute is the pres-act-part of dioko, which in the present tense, they habitually pursue after you, they persecute you, and the participle tells us that their purpose is to make you miserable and to persecute you.

If you react to unfair treatment with bitterness, resentment, hatred, antagonism, any form of arrogance or emotion, then Jesus Christ cannot act on your behalf as the supreme court judge and He must act against you.

Prin: Do not make someone else’s problem of treating you unfair your problem by getting out of fellowship and reacting.

Second Prin: Through the arrogance or emotional complex of sins, you have ruined your own case before the Lord.

In verse 20, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him, if he is thirsty, give him water.” This refers to a desperate need that an individual has and the believer who operates in the royal family honor code fulfills that need when possible.

When it says that you will pile coals on his head, that can either refer to an ancient custom of giving coals to keep a fire going, or the mental pain and shame that takes place from being treated with integrity by another.

The absolute good includes the function of grace in the royal family honor code and putting on the breastplate of righteousness.

Third Prin: By feeding your enemy when he is hungry, the believer leaves hostility from others in the hands of the Lord.

Fourth prin: This is tantamount to dependence on the integrity of God rather than on revenge and retaliation.

Fifth prin: This is also the function of impersonal love. The royal family honor code never mandates the believer to stoop to the level of vindication, implacability, hatred, arrogance, or bitterness toward other believers.

Sixth Prin: The benefits of grace demand the function of grace.

And in verse 21, revenge or retaliation is being overcome or conquered by evil.

Overcoming or conquering evil by means of the good (Rom 12:21) is the motivation of grace orientation and the procedure and policy of grace function in the royal family honor code.

A. Grace orientation. [Problem Solving Device #4]

B. Impersonal love for all mankind. [PSD#5]

C. Occupation with the person of Christ, [PSD #10].

Any reference to falsification, misrepresentation, fabrication, perjury, duplicity, fraud, perversion or distortion of the truth is a violation of the royal family honor code and must be given over to the supreme court of heaven.

It is the Greek word pronoeo which means to perceive beforehand, to think beforehand, and therefore an excellent description of learning the royal family honor code.

In time of pressure, we all need to learn to operate in principle rather than in feelings or emotions.

“What is right” is the Greek word kalos = good, agathos referring to intrinsic goodness, and kalos referring to exterior goodness.

The inward goodness would be agathos, thinking the royal family honor code. Kalos would be the outward expression of that honor code or the personal application of living in the honor code in a situation like this.

For the believer “what is right” in the sight of all men is treating them under the Royal Family Honor Code.

Berkeley Translation – Determine on the “noblest ways” in dealing with all people. Acting in a noble way is the royal family honor code.

The word enemy is echthros which refers to anyone who is hostile toward you or hates you.

An ancient oriental custom of giving coals to keep a fire going.

One person would give live coals to another so that he could carry a container on his head filled with the coals and go home and keep the fire going on a cold night.

“Piling coals upon their head can also refer to the mental pain and shame that takes place from being treated with integrity by another.

The absolute good includes the function of grace in the royal family honor code.

Heb 10:30 for we know Him who said, “vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “the Lord will judge His people.”

Nothing you can say in your own defense when dealing with implacable and vindictive persons will ever do any good.

You cannot defend or justify yourself to implacable or irrational persons.
Therefore, the matter must be placed in the Lord’s hands for the proper function of the faith rest drill.

Once placed before the supreme court of heaven through the F.R.D. [faith rest drill], The outcome must be left in the Lord’s hands.

Remember that the function of the F.R.D. Is designed to place the problem in the Lord’s hands for a solution and vindication, and to leave it there.

Psa 58:10 the righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance

Psa 58:11 And men will say, “surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth!”

Point 6, How you should function as a “plaintiff” in the supreme court of heaven operating in the faith rest drill.

The plaintiff is the one who begins the personal action of taking something to the supreme court of heaven to obtain a judicial decision.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Weekly Bible Study – July 3, 2017


Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. The purpose of bitter trials and the faithfulness of God.


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Prepare yourself for learning the Word of God!

Before we begin, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is; you have believed [trusted] in Him for His promised gift of eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to learn God's Word so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge (confess) your sins privately to God (i.e.; with your thoughts directed only to God the Father).

1 John 1:9 says: "If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins (known sins) and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [unknown or forgotten sins]." NKJV (New King James Version) [italics added]; we call this REBOUND, read the full doctrine as to “why” we need to use 1 John 1:9 to grow spiritually. REBOUND

If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins; the issue for you is to have faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life: John 3:16, 5:24, 6:47, 20:30, 31.

John 6:47 says: "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." NKJV [italics added]

Notice again what Jesus said in John 6:47: "…he who believes in Me (Jesus Christ) has everlasting life." It doesn't say, "will have"; it says, "has." Therefore, the very moment you believe in Jesus Christ for His promise of everlasting life, you have it (it's really just that simple; nothing more and nothing less), and it can never be taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift (Ephesians 2:8c) of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.

John 3:14-15, 16, 17, 18, says: "14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." NKJV

Let us now bow our hearts and take a moment to prepare for worship and learning God's Word. If there is any known sin in your life, this is the time to just cite it privately to God the Father with your thoughts directed towards Him. With your head bowed and your eyes closed, you have total privacy in your mind and soul:


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Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. The purpose of bitter trials and the faithfulness of God.


We have now spent enough time concerning the Jews and how they failed their second water test at Marah when they failed by becoming involved with the emotional revolt of the soul resulting in the manifestation of being in bondage with bitterness.

Because of the manifestation of bitterness, they still have not grown up spiritually in spite of all the signs and the miracles that they say in Egypt!

Illustrating why it is that our Lord said more than once in the Gospels,
Matt 12:39 “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign;”

Remember that in the last days, Satan will use signs and wonders to deceive the inhabitants of the world, Rev 13:13 And he performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

Rev 13:14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. Satan is the MMM – the master magic magician.

It’s so easy for him to deceive. Think of the magicians in our day and age who can trick their audience (whether live or on TV.) And there have been many times that Satan has an easy time revealing his super-natural power.

If an unbeliever opens up himself to demonism and possesses him, all that Satan has to do as the leader of the KOD is command the demon to leave and it looks like whoever does that has performed a miracle.

My whole point is that signs and wonders never really accomplish what we have been created for — Rev 4:1.1 They had adult bodies, but spiritually they had never grown up.

They were shallow and superficial and totally dependent on entertainment, dependent on signs and wonders, although the signs and wonders accomplished absolutely nothing!

And therefore, when they came to the waters at Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah.

There were springs of water all over the place, but they could not drink the waters of Marah.

Why?

Because the waters were bitter and that’s why they called it – Marah.

Now, this is another test!

As we have noted, they flunked the “too much water test”, at the Red Sea, now they are going to flunk the “Wrong kind of Water” test, where they had plenty of water but the wrong kind.

So, notice where we are in the beginning of the dispensation of the Law.

Exo 15:22-25, Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah. So the people grumbled at Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

Notice what Moses did after the children of Israel failed and complained in their bitterness.

Exo 15:25 Then he cried out to the Lord,

What did he do?

This is what our Marahs or our “bitter situations” are designed to do which is to drive us to the Lord like Deut 23:5 says the curse is turned into a blessing.

And notice that I said “drive us.” You see, as in the natural realm so in the spiritual, bitter pills may have blessed effects. Therefore, we must all realize to take the bitter with the sweet and not allow ourselves to become filled with bitterness. Look at it like this. There are times when you need to get a certain prescribed medical shot to protect you from a virus that is prevalent in the world.

Do you know what that medical shot contains? It usually contains the very virus that is out to train your body to handle the virus. The body is a magnificent vessel and a manifestation of the omniscience (knowledge) and the omnipotence (power) of God.

Look at Psa 139:13, For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb.

When David says “Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb.”

In other words, God does work in the building of the physical body and then when the physical body or the fetus is ready it comes forth from the womb and God breathes into it “Neshumah” the breath of life and it is now a person.

Psa 22:10 Upon Thee I was cast from birth; Thou hast been my God from my mother’s womb.

Life begins when the fetus emerges from the womb and God gives to that fetus, neshamah, “the spark of life,” not developed in the womb, but is given by God at birth.

Psa 139:14-18, I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Thy book they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Thy thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with Thee.

The point is that there are certain situations that God brings His people to drive them to the Lord.

I say drive because the tragic thing is that most of the time we take the Lord for granted and we forget where we came from and what we are really like without Him.

Remember Rev 2:1-5, what happened to the church at Ephesus? “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this: ‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot endure evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. ‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place unless you repent.

Never forget where you came from and what you were like before the Lord reached out to you Or as Rev 2:5 says Remember therefore from where you have fallen.

Sometimes it good to remember where we came from and what we were like before our Lord reached out to us.

John 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you.

Let’s prove this principle in the scriptures.

Psa 107:4-28, They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city. They were hungry and thirsty; Their soul fainted within them. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses. He led them also by a straight way, To go to an inhabited city. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good. There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains, Because they had rebelled against the words of God, And spurned the counsel of the Most High. Therefore He humbled their heart with labor; They stumbled and there was none to help. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their bands apart. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! For He has shattered gates of bronze, And cut bars of iron asunder. Fools, because of their rebellious way, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all kinds of food; And they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing. Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters; They have seen the works of the Lord, And His wonders in the deep. For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery. They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And were at their wits’ end. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.

Now back in our main passage.

Exo 15:25 Then he cried out to the Lord, [and then notice what our did] and the Lord showed him a tree or a piece of wood; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.

Now it doesn’t say how he picked it up but you must remember that Moses was a very strong individual. d so the Lord showed Moses him a tree and he threw it into the water and the waters became sweet.

The bitter waters have now become drinkable.

This is Rom 8:28, Deut 23:5; Gen 50:20.

In other words, whatever it was, it was Moses alone who did something…but he didn’t do it on his own.

There was no secret ingredient in the tree which made the water sweet. What was it that turned a bitter situation into a sweet one? It was Moses obedience to the Lord’s commands.

And Moses was a genius, he didn’t argue with the Lord…he didn’t say…it doesn’t make sense…he just obeyed what the Lord told him to do. And so notice once again God uses a miracle with these people. The tree or the wood represents then the divine solution. And this is always one.

The wood depicts the doctrines and the promises of God, but the wood itself is meaningless.

It was what Moses did.

He obeyed the word of the Lord.

Now today the Lord speaks to us in an entirely different way —- through His word.

The point however is that Moses was a one man pivot who could pick up the shield of faith under pressure.

So the tree represents to us promises from God, doctrinal rationales, and it represents a divine command. And, by the way, a divine command that seemed to have nothing to do with the solution, but it had everything to do with the solution. The tree is also a picture of the branch, Jesus Christ.

Just as the tree was cast into the bitter water, making it sweet, so TLJC heals the bitterness in those who invite His presence.

Then Moses goes on and still the congregation and the majority are judging him.

Exo 15:26-27, And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.” Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.

Now, remember we really not have chapter breaks in the original language so notice what happens next in Exo chapter 16.

Once again we will see God’s grace to them and once again, no sooner are they the beneficiaries of God’s grace, what do they do?
They complain. They are critical. They are filled with the emotional sins.
This was one of the worst periods in all of history as far as believers are concerned.

And all of this time they are the beneficiaries of God’s grace in a fantastic way.
Now before we go on in Exo 16, we need to review a not an indebt study of the doctrine but just concise doctrine which reveals the procedure the Lord is using in dealing with the children of Israel.


Two verses are relevant to our subject in the book of Psalms


PSA 78:38 But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; And often He restrained His anger, And did not arouse all His wrath.


Psa 107:20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

Therefore, let’s get a quick review of the doctrine of the faithfulness of God. The doctrine of the Faithfulness of God. Turn now to Lamentations 3.

Point 1 definition.

Faithfulness is the consistency and stability of God. Faithfulness is the perfection of God’s essence and the fact that He cannot be inconsistent or compromise His essence. Faithfulness is the fact that God cannot change his essence and be unfair to anyone. God is consistent with Himself; therefore, He is faithful and consistent with us. God keeps his word.

He has never made a promise He has not kept. So, there is only one person who is totally faithful to you and related to you, and that is God. He can only be faithful to you because of his perfect character. Divine faithfulness is God’s grace expression to the believer using His perfect character as the basis for expression.

Faithfulness hinges on the essence of God.
God is perfect, fair, and stable to Himself, and He will be all these things to you as well, Lam 3:21-25.

Lam 3:20-25, “Surely my soul remembers and is humbled within me. This doctrine I recall to mind; therefore I have confidence. The Lord’s grace support [logistical grace] never ceases; His grace expressions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul; `therefore I have confidence in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Now, God can be faithful to you because of propitiation which means that God the Father is satisfied with the sacrificial ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross on behalf of you.

His faithfulness, therefore, does not depend upon your spiritual status.
Propitiation removes any compromise to the essence of God.
Divine faithfulness also manifests itself in divine discipline to the carnal and reversionistic believer and in blessing to the mature believer.


Now, all faithfulness in the human realm resides first of all in the soul.
Faithfulness is an attitude to something in life which you love, respect, admire, or recognize its authority. And the fact that you are alive plus everything you have is a matter of God’s faithfulness to you. He is faithful and loves you every moment.

Point 2, God is faithful to us in rebound.

1Jo 1:9 “If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and righteous, with the result that he forgives us our sins [known sins] and cleanses us from all unrighteousness [unknown sins].”

Name the sins you know and God forgives all the sins you’ve committed.
This same principle is taught

11:31; Jer 3:13; Psa 32:5, 38:18.

David set the pattern in Psa 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to Thee, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”; And Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. Selah. God knew our sins in eternity past. He imputed them to Christ on the Cross and judged them. And God is interested in the fact that Jesus Christ took our place as our substitute. God is justified to forgive us because He has been propitiated by the sacrifice of His perfect Son.

Therefore, there is no compromise to His integrity when He faithfully forgives us when we name our sins.

So in Psa 38:18 David said again For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.

Jer 3:13 says ‘Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you have transgressed against the Lord your God And you have not obeyed My voice,’ declares the Lord.

Only acknowledge your iniquity.

In Hos 14:1-2, Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity, And receive {us} graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips. That’s rebound!

Now, a very important principle, there is no merit in naming a sin. Legalism says you must feel sorry to be forgiven but grace says that how you feel is not the issue. When we name and cite our sin, God faithfully forgives us regardless of how we feel. Therefore, you can forget the sin and move on immediately.

There are four mechanics involved in rebound:

A. Name it, 1Jo 1:9
B. Isolate it, Heb 12:15
C. Forget it, Phil 3:13
D. Keep moving, Phil 3:14

And this is a big problem with the legalist and those who are influenced by self-righteous arrogance.

Only arrogant people say you can commit a sin which will cause God to abandon you and not forgive you. However, as we noted in the doctrine of grace, grace forgiveness is never a license to sin but is the motivation to press on to spiritual maturity.

Point 3, God’s faithfulness is manifested in His perfect plan,
1Co 1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

We were “called” in eternity past when God was aware of all our failures.
And God found a way to take us through His grace plan without any compromise of His essence.

Knowing every sin, every human good deed, and every evil thing we would ever do, God still selected us to have human life at birth, and elected us to equal privilege and opportunity at the new birth.

Psa 100:3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; {We are} His people and the sheep of His pasture.

As a part of His faithfulness, He has provided for every believer His very own plan in which to function as the basis for equal opportunity to reach spiritual maturity.

Point 4, God’s faithfulness is manifest in logistical grace provision and supergrace blessing, 1Th 5:24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

You should never worry about the basic necessities to sustain your life.

God will provide everything you will ever need.

Psa 100:5 For the Lord is good; His grace is everlasting, And His faithfulness to all generations.

Remember that it was harder for God to find a way to save us than it is for God to bless us in time.

If He could do the most for us at salvation, it follows, a fortiori, that He can provide the lesser blessing of logistical grace support in time.

Rom 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

God’s perfect faithfulness to you in eternity past inevitably leads to His perfect faithfulness to you in time.

There never was a time when God wasn’t totally faithful to you.

If God was faithful to you in eternity past, He can only be faithful to you in time and eternity as well.

Point 5, God’s faithfulness is revealed in testing, 1Co 10:13;
2Co 4:17; Rom 8:18.

God will not allow us to be tested or tempted beyond our capacity and capability to pass the test or say no to the temptation.

1Co 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.

2Co 4:17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

Rom 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

We are even tested in the area of logistical grace support from God to see if we are going to trust in His faithfulness.

Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.

Luk 12:28 “But if God so arrays the grass in the field, which is {alive} today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more {will He clothe} you, O men of little faith!

Luk 12:29 “And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying.

Luk 12:30 “For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.

Luk 12:31 “But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you.

Luk 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

We are also tested regarding our love of doctrine versus social life, loved ones, our failures, other distractions, and our families.

Remember that prior to the different stages of spiritual growth, we must all pass through the different forms of suffering that the Lord brings in

Even in spiritual maturity, we face testing, as did Abraham when he was commanded to offer his only son, Isaac, as a sacrifice.

So, you are tested in all stages of spiritual growth, but never beyond your capacity.

And as a part of God’s faithfulness, He always provides the doctrine or the opportunity to get the doctrine necessary to pass each test before it comes.

Therefore, Bible doctrine is your way of escape from each test, and that doctrine is provided by the faithfulness of God.


God will never give you something for which you do not have the capacity, be it blessing or testing.

Point 6, God is faithful to the Royal family of God, Heb 10:23-25.

Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

Heb 10:24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,

Heb 10:25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.

You have the most fantastic escrow blessings on deposit for you, protected by the faithfulness of God.

And the more doctrine you have in your soul, the more you see God’s perfect character, and the faster you will advance to spiritual maturity.

And this results in the things around you which were formerly distracting to your spiritual growth becoming less and less important.

Point 7, God is faithful to the apostate believer, 2Ti 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.

Since God has perfect character, how can He not be faithful to us even if we reject and deny Him?

God cannot be anything less than He is.

In fact, God is faithful in keeping the degenerate believer alive for discipline.

That same believer still goes to heaven after an entire life of rejection of Bible doctrine just as surely as the apostle Paul went to heaven.

Point 8, God is faithful to the believer in the realm of the angelic conflict.

God is faithful to protect and guard you in the midst of the unseen angelic battle which is fought daily all around you, 2Th 3:3

2Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Point 9, God’s faithfulness becomes a reality as you advance to and reach spiritual maturity.

Heb 11:11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised;

How refreshing it is to know that in spite of all the evil in the world, there is one who is faithful.

Faithful in all things, at all times, even unto the end!

7:9 “Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God,”

This quality is essential to His being, without it He would not be God.

Now, it is one thing to accept the faithfulness of God as truth it is another thing to act upon it.

God is faithful to us and He is not only faithful to tell us the best but He is also faithful to tell us the worst.

He has faithfully described the ruin that negative volition toward doctrine leads to.

He has faithfully diagnosed the terrible results and effects of sin.

And so God is faithful in all things.

The Bible states many ways in which God is faithful.

For instance God is faithful in keeping His promises, 2Co 1:20 For as many as may be the promises of God, in Him they are yes;

Num 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Think of all the rebellion that the children of Israel fell into and yet God was faithful.

Many times they were faithless but He was faithful!

Why?

Because in Heb 10:23 He who promised is faithful;

The permanence of God’s character guarantees the fulfillment of His promises.

In 1Pe 4:19 to those who are going through undeserved suffering Peter says 1Pe 4:19 Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

Therefore, the faithfulness of God is a truth to be acknowledged by us, not only when we are at ease but when we are in trouble

To agree with this means that we humble ourselves before Him even if we’re under discipline and owe up to the fact that we fully deserve His correction and instead of any murmuring or complaining, we thank Him for it.

PeA 119:75 I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.

God is not only faithful in stopping affliction but in sending it as well.

Psa 89:33 “But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.

God the Father is faithful in Jam 1:17.

TLJC is faithful in Heb 13:8.

While the holy spirit is faithful to indwell us Joh 14:16 and to teach us, 1Jo 2:27.

Understanding these principles will preserve us from worry.

To be worried and concerned is to reject this doctrine.

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