Saturday, July 10, 2021

Internet Church Service a July 11, 2021; The further a believer goes away from God, the closer he comes to being a slave to the devil.


The further a believer goes away from God, the closer he comes to being a slave to the devil.


Please join us as we fellowship in the Word of God, listen to Christian Music, Pray in Christ’s Name, and Praise the Lord Our God in our Hearts and Minds.



from - Romans 8:38-39

Hymn #1

Hymn #2

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 believed 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 unconfessed 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); 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 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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Unlike the bible study, these notes are not just for reading without watching the video. These notes are more designed to follow along during the sermon and to bring up the “hover pop-up scripture references” (some websites may require to left click the link, if that doesn’t work then look them up in your Bible) when the Pastor asks everyone to turn to that passage in their bibles.

The further a believer goes away from God, the closer he comes to being a slave to the devil.

One of the passages I mentioned concerning unity and oneness and the importance of the three different sections found in Jn 17 which is known Theologically as “Our Lord’s Prayer for the Church.

Jn 17 is our Lord’s prayer for the Church. Mat 5-7, is the Sermon on the Mount; (Two different passages and prayers).

The main message and request in the entire prayer of Jn 17, was a prayer for unity and oneness found in the entire chapter, Jn 17 in three basic areas where unity and oneness must exists and does.

1. Jn 17:1-5; is the first of three parts in “The Lord’s Prayer” —Here Jesus prays for Himself and for the oneness and the unity that exist between God the Father and God the Son.

Jn 17 — “And now, glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.

2. In Jn 17:6-19, Jesus prays for the apostles because they would be our Lord’s main instruments in beginning the Church-age.

The Doctrine of Unity;

The Doctrine of Oneness;

The Doctrine of Positional Truth;

The Baptism of The Spirit.

The Mystery Doctrine of the Church-age; etc.

3. Jn 17:20-26, Jesus prays for the Church. The Church will complete the work of God’s plan for this dispensation.

When Jesus prayed for Himself, He had in view not His own will or person but the plan of God the Father for the Son in the First Advent.

We are still studying our Lord’s teachings for His apostles to learn, to believe, to metabolize, and apply, as they are being trained to be prepared for anything at any time.

The Doctrine of Positional Truth;

The Doctrine of Unity;

The Doctrine of the Baptism of the Spirit;

The Doctrine of the Royal Family of God;

The Doctrine of The Hypostatic Union

The Doctrine of The Royal Ambassadorship

The Doctrine of the Indwelling of Christ.

The Doctrine of the Mystery in the Church-age.

The main purpose behind these doctrines and others is to reveal to God’s children the many areas of Unity, Oneness, intimacy, and the Union that exists between God and man, through the God-man, our Lord Jesus Christ.

One of the most magnificent manifestations of these promises are the doctrines that are found in the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep.

I gave you eight different expressions that should exist among our Lord’s people, especially when it comes to Positional Truth and Union with Christ.

We have been noting the word for “sealed” is the noun sphragizo which means to set a seal upon something or to mark with a seal.

1. It was used in the ancient world for business transactions or business contracts. In the ancient world, signet rings were placed over wax and the transaction was finished.

They were both the father’s sons when it started, and both will still be His sons when this passage finishes.

Only his arrogant legalistic self-righteous brother said that he spent it all on “harlots or prostitutes” in verse 30.

Under the principle of what is known as transference arrogance, in which the individual assigns certain sins to others that they desire themselves.

The Bible doesn’t specify what the prodigal son did, all the Bible says is that it was just loose living and that’s it.

The point is that he spent it all. He spent everything that he had, and he was broke.

He attached himself to the pigs on the farm which is the Greek verb kollao meaning to glue or to closely unite himself to a citizen of that foreign country which represents the devil’s children instead of God’s.

Prin: The further a believer goes away from God, the nearer he comes to being a slave to the devil.

Times of distress often lead to self-examination and are used by God to bring about changes or repentance in people’s lives.

The key issue is recognizing who we are in Christ and not who we use to be in Adam or the old man.

This young man still held on to the belief that he could maintain his self-sufficiency; his separation from his father; even though it meant complete humiliation.

This parable describes the depths to which the Prodigal Son had sunk.

His emptiness was shown by the job that he had to take, tending pigs.

There could be no worse job for a Jew than feeding pigs (according to Jewish history and the Works of the Jewish Historian known as Titus Flavius Josephus.

Jm 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

He’s starving while he’s working because pay day only comes after the pigs are marketed.

2Pe 2:22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”

This shows the humiliation the young man was now enduring especially in light of the fact that he has forgotten that once a son, always a son.

For the Prodigal Son, gone were the fine robes and the rich food, because he was occupied with the filthiest of jobs from a Jewish perspective.

His hunger was so great that he considered filling his own belly with the pig slop covered with skubula; 2Pe 2:22.

The food that he was feeding the pigs called pods made passable livestock food, but despicable human food.

The detestable pigs who were even demon possessed were now eating better than the prodigal son who had left his father and all that he wanted now was to become a servant or a slave on the estate of the family.

Many times you do your best thinking on an empty stomach.

This man finally became honest with himself and looked at his life from a biblical perspective which means to face up with the situation as it really exists.

Recognize where you failed and pick up the pieces and go on and live as the Apostle Paul says to live in Php 3:12-15.

The point is to stop rationalizing or justifying yourself. Stop blaming others for your failures.

This is not a parable about what happens to a believer when he sins, this is a parable about what happens to a believer when he changes his lifestyle.

He knew that the hired servants in his father’s household were even far better off than he was.

Self-realization of the hopeless and useless predicament of the sinful life is the first step towards true repentance.

The believer must see that his own actions have led him away from the loving Father (God).

You must realize that the seeming pleasures of the sinful life are vanishing and un-satisfying, while life with the Father is full and rich.

The believer must understand that a life of sin offers only destruction, while life with the Father offers prosperity and happiness.

Until a person can be con¬victed of the reality that he travels a dead-end road, true repentance cannot come to pass.

Our Lord would have none of that!

Nor would our Father or the Holy Spirit.

Lk 15:19 he said; “I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”

None of us should ever think = “We are no longer worthy to be called our father’s son, or in context, God’s son; which is really a manifestation of the arrogance in the prodigal son.

The prodigal son was arrogant in the sense that he is insinuating that there was a time that he said he “was worthy” to be called the father’s son.

Legalistic to the core;

Motivated by evil;

Deceived by false doctrine;

Bragging about self-righteousness.

2Ti 3:5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such men as these.

Isa 29:13 “Because this people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned {by rote,}

Rote is mechanical or habitual repetition of something to be learned but it is repetition or a ritual but misses the reality.

All of this is just sheer unadulterated asininity and exactly the way people think in the cosmic system, whether C1 or C2.

Please notice, he rebounded back in Lk 15:18, when he said I have sinned.

Do you tell the Lord you’re not worthy? If you do, you are not being humble but instead you are being arrogant.

His big problem now isn’t loose living, it’s arrogance.

The same problem his brother has….who isn’t living it up at all and who is still at home with his father and judging members of his own family.

The doctrine of eternal security says we are the sons of God and we will always be a son.

Whether we are worthy or unworthy doesn’t change our sonship.

He is saying in effect treat me like one of your servants, one of those hired hands, which by the way is an insult to his father.

That’s like saying that his father has no character and no integrity, and He is not the forgiving type.

Now, notice his father is a wonderful person and this is a magnificent way of expressing God the Father and His love, mercy and grace.

His Father saw him while he was a long way off.

And notice the grace orientation…..Lk 15:20…….his Father saw him, and felt compassion {for him,} and ran and embraced him, and kissed him.

The father’s not interested in some asinine speech like; “I’m no longer worthy to be called your son!”

The father was filled with compassion and his father ran to him.

‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him”

The best robe represents restoration to full experiential righteousness.

Lk 15:22……and put a ring on his hand which was the signature to the Father’s checkbook.

This was a signet ring representing withdrawing from the Father’s resources, logistical grace.

In Lk 15:22…….and sandals on his feet; which means that once again you’re getting the opportunity of service and production.

The fattened calf represents fellowship in the word, feeding on divine truth or Bible doctrine.

That is

the divine attitude of grace when you’re brought back into fellowship with God.

The son wanted to do some penance from leaving his father.

He wanted to make it up to the Father or to compensate for his wrong decisions.

The father had no intentions of making him a hired servant just like He has no intentions of making us anything less than perfect.

Hymn #3

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 of their eternal future.

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