Tuesday, July 25, 2017

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING THE INTERNET CHURCH SERVICE & WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY.

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Regarding the recent changes in the Internet Church Service and Weekly Bible study: A couple of weeks ago, Photobucket (a free image hosting website) which I’ve used since around 2008, decided to start charging a very heavy fee for using their images that are embedded in posts like the Weekly Bible Study and Internet Church Service, the cost to continue their service is $400 for the upgrade, probably annually. This is the reason why you see the image that says “PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT TO ENABLE 3RD PARTY HOSTING” on all postings prior to July 17, 2017

There is nothing you have to do; the images are totally harmless and directed only to me since I was the one using their image embedding codes. No harm can happen to your computer when you open any of the affected Internet Church Service or Weekly Bible studies prior to a July 17, 2017, however those images will still be imbedded, probably forever, as I don’t have any plans to pay their fee.

Therefore, I’ve temporarily changed my image hosting site to a similar free hosting site called “Flickr” until I can find a better site for my image hosting. If I change my image hosting site in the future, you will probably not see any noticeable changes in the content of the church service or bible study.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Weekly Bible Study – July 24, 2017


Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. The dried up soul of those who lusted.

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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 dried-up soul of those who lusted.


Num 11:1, Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Some of the outskirts of the camp refer to those who were distant from Moses and the children of Israel. In every gathering together of the people of God, there are always those who are present but not with you. These are the ones that are with us but not really of us.

The apostle John described them in 1Jo 2:19 when he said, They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.

And then he made an interesting statement concerning those who are of us and that is the fact the it is only a matter of time when God’s people become aware of them when he said in the very next verse;

1Jo 2:20, But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
Meaning that those of us who have the anointing of the Spirit will have the discernment to recognize who is with us and who is not. In fact, our Lord the disciples this principle when He said in Mark 9:40, “For he who is not against us is for us.”

Just because we may not know who they are or we may not have fellowship with them that does not mean that they are against us. It may mean they are simply fulfilling God’s calling for their life and in doing so they don’t judge us but allow us to fulfill what God’s plan is for us.

Though we don’t know them, like us, they pray for the church or the body of Christ of which we are a part of. And I want you to notice our Lord also put in another way. In Mark 9:40, “For he who is not against us is for us.”

in Matt 12:30, He put it like this; “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

So first He says Mark 9:40, “He who is not against us is for us.” Then He says, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

So, He says if they are not against us they are for us, however, if you are not with us, then you scatter and not gather. It’s a very interesting scenario

So again in Num 11:1-4, the Lord is about to separate those who were not with Him. Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the Lord, and the fire died out. So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the Lord burned among them. And the rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat?

The word rabble actually means, the crowd, the mob, or the lowlife, and notice it says the rabble who were among them had greedy desires. Some scholars say that it is a reference to gentiles who joined the people of Israel when they left Egypt.

Notice it says that they had greedy desires which refers to lustful desires. Apparently the “greedy desires” started with the mixed multitude and it spread very quickly to the Jews, so much so that they began to cry for meat.

Now, the last thing that the children of Israel needed was to be around the wrong kind of people. This is also true about all of us. They had enough problems with their own ability to handle the situation, and so the last thing they needed was to be around others who were negative as well.

Negativity has a snowball effect. It’s when people are implacable and always complain. We read in Job 7:11 that people who are bitter love to complain, Job said, “Therefore, I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.”

Complaining therefore is the outward effects of an inward sin. In fact, Lam 3:39 teaches that complaining is an indictment against God and His plan for our life, Lam 3:39, Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?

Think about it, what right do any of us have to complain? This is why Num 11:1 says what it does; Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Note that when the people complained it displeased the Lord. You wouldn’t want to do that, would you? In the KJV we read in Psa 77:3, I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

The Hebrew word for overwhelmed is “ataph” and it means clothed with depression. So complaining makes people depressed and weak and also the word means it causes them to be failures in life. In fact, look at Jude 1:16,

These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage. Notice, just like the rabble in Num 11, complainers walk after their own lusts, and their mouth speaks great swelling words, complimenting people for the sake of personal gain.
Complainers usually complain because they’re lust has not been fed.

Psa 144:14-15 tells us that happiness belongs to those who don’t complain.
(KJV) Psa 144:14-15, My our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets. Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

Complainers are no fun to be around they live in self-pity and self-induced misery.
(KJV)- 1Sa 1:16, Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

The Hebrew says that Hannah said “Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman; for I have spoken out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken under my breath. Here complaining causes women to speak the wrong way and the wrong things. Same is true about the male species.

Psa 55:2, Give heed to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

Sleep and tiredness is the only escape for the complainer. In fact, Job said in Job 7:13, “If I say, ‘My bed will comfort me, My couch will ease my complaint,’”
Then in Job 7:14, Job even complained about that when he said, Then Thou dost frighten me with dreams And terrify me by visions;

Always remember Phil 2:14. So back in Num 11. Let’s read the passage.

Num 11:1-10, Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the Lord, and the fire died out. So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the Lord burned among them. And the rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat? “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.” Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. The people would go about and gather it and grind it between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of cakes baked with oil. And when the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna would fall with it. Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the Lord was kindled greatly, and Moses was displeased.

So, we now note the principle of retrospective lust. First of all, what do I mean by retrospective? Retrospective means looking back on or dealing with past events or situations. This means that if you’re dissatisfied about your present situation you always lust for something that you had in the past. The past always looks good to dissatisfied people, —- whether it was or not, is not the point.

Memory has a way of filtering out the bad things about the past and cause to think that things were not really like they seem. So, you look back and talk about the good old days and you forget all about the bad things…and that is because you’re dissatisfied with the present.

Now notice what they mention in Num 11:5-6.
Num 11:5, “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic,”

They forgot the field mice, the rays, the cats, the dogs, the lice, the maggots etc. How soon we forget!

Num 11:6, but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.”

Angels food from heaven —- good enough for the angels but apparently not good enough for the Jews.

How soon we forget. That’s why I have always loved Psa 103 which is a Psalm of
David.

Psa 103:1-14, (A Psalm of David.) Bless (give honor and praise) to the Lord, with all your soul; And all that is within you, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; or His fantastic marvelous blessings. Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; and He will especially in the eternal state. Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. The Lord performs righteous deeds, And judgments for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He will not always strive with us; Nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.

That’s what we should remember. However, notice what the rabble and Jews remembered in Num 11:5, “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt,

Notice what they said about this food, they said it was free! And who said this? The Jewish slaves who worked for free! Notice the irrationality! It simply doesn’t make sense!

Now, in Num 11:6, the say, but now our appetite is gone.
Now, there is more to this in the original Hebrew. As noted recently, the word for appetite is nephesh which also means soul, and this is a perfect description of these negative individuals, there is soul is gone or dried up.

Num 11:6, But now our appetite or our soul is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.

Isn’t it something how the Lord puts us in certain situations where there is nothing to look at except manna, or His food from Heaven (BD). What a statement.
Can you imagine saying there is nothing else to look at that is coming down from heaven except this manna? I mean we get excited when we see a falling star, they had food dropping down from heaven six days a week.

They had quails given to them from God.

They had water coming out of a Rock.

They had bitter waters turn sweet.

They saw the Red Sea parting.

They saw water turn into blood.

They saw a plague of millions of frogs.

They saw biting insects and wild animals.

They saw livestock disease and boils.

They saw fiery hail.

They saw the plague of locusts.

They saw complete darkness cover the land.

They saw the first-born of the Egyptians die.

Every day when they walked out of their tents, they stumbled over the manna, but they didn’t appreciate it at all.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Internet Church Service –– July 23, 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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God can take any type of evil situation and convert it into divine good.


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 wrong thing done in a wrong way is wrong,
A right thing done in a wrong way is wrong,
A wrong thing done in a right way is wrong,
A right thing must always be done in a right way.

Many times when believers learn the F.R.D. they malfunction by simply thinking that they are absolutely innocent in the situation, and they have done nothing wrong.

A God can take any type of evil situation and convert it into divine good.

B 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 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 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,

1. Stop being anxious and worried and let God handle any unjust and unfair situation, in Isa 35:4.

2. 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.”


3. Never to take revenge on anyone for anything, Rom 12:19.
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5. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.
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 Pro 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.”

Judge = God.
Defendant = TLJC
Plaintiff = Satan.
Witnesses = people (on earth).

He had created beings both in heaven and on earth that had freewill.
When their freewill would lead them against his will, then He would need to use this court to judge them.

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: Job

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

One of the many lessons that the event of September 11 2001 taught us was the importance of the military.

Internally by the objectivity of law and by good law enforcement.

Externally by the military establishment, Neh 4:14 15.

In spite of man’s efforts for peace, warfare will continue until the Millennium, Mat 24:6; Mar 13:7; Luk 21:9.

MAT 24:6 “And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for {those things} must take place, but {that} is not yet the end.

Ecc 3:8, “There is a time for war,”
There is a book that the Lord inspired the Jews to write called in Num 21:14 Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the Lord,”

Pray for our leaders because war is necessary for the maintenance of national sovereignty and freedom.

In both the struggle for and the perpetuation of Jewish freedom after the Exodus, Jesus Christ Himself became the commanding general of the armies of Israel, Jos 5:13 6:2.

The Bible teaches that armies defend freedom and armies destroy freedom, Jer 34:7, 12:12.

The issue of national sovereignty, integrity, and freedom always depends on which army wins, Jer 40:1.

God uses the military in action to demonstrate the degeneracy of a nation.

War is used by God to kill off the leaches of society.

A strong military prevents war and protects divine establishment.

The spiritual factor of Bible doctrine in the soul, prayer, and the grace of God, Neh 4:8 9.

The second factor that protects a nation is military preparedness, Neh 4:8-9, 13-15.

Failure of society,

Lack of training,

No respect for authority,

Lack of courage,

No self-discipline,

And the trading of security for freedom.

In Heb 11:34 we learn that freedom was perpetuated because the people became courageous in battle.

First of all the Lord fought for Israel at the Red sea, Exo 14:14 “the Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”

The concept of Christ as a warrior will continue until the Armageddon campaign, Zec 14:3 4.

Zec 14:3 then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.

The Lord Jesus Christ also delivered Israel, and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in 701 B.C., Isa 37:36.

Isa 37:36 Then the angel of the Lord went out, and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, all of these were dead.

At Armageddon, in Rev 19:11-15, He will break his own record, according to Rev 14:19 20; Isa 63:1 3, and kill millions.

Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it {is} called faithful and true; and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
At this time there will be maximum slaughter by TLJC, Joel 2:20; Eze 39:11-13 describes the stench.

This is why the Bible teaches the biblical principle of universal military training, Num 1:2 3.

The book of numbers deals with the mobilization and war plans of Israel.

It teaches that each generation must be trained in war, Judges 3:1-2.

God left nations behind in the land of Israel to train the young men for war.

2Sa 22:35 “He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”

Draft dodgers, slackers, and deserters are sinful before the Lord, Num 32:6-23.

Just warfare is always from the Lord, 1Ch 5:19-22.

1Ch 5:22 for many fell slain, because the war {was} of God.

In Psa 46:7-9, it teaches that “He makes wars to cease” through military victory.

He protects a righteous nation, Psa 55:20-23.

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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:


Study to show yourself approved to God!

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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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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.