Tuesday, July 28, 2015

JoAnn's Spiritual Lessons: Forgiveness can be yours today

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Forgiveness can be yours today

in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

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[ A Plea for Deliverance and Forgiveness ] [ A Psalm of David. ] To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
[ The Joy of Forgiveness ] [ A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. ] Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
[ Joy in Forgiveness of Israel’s Sins ] Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him.
but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”—
[ Forgiveness and Prayer ] “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins;
to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him.
Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are foriven you.”
For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?
[ The Unpardonable Sin ] “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
[ The Joy of Forgiveness ] [ A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. ] Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.

Matthew 6:5-15 (NKJV) (we do not copy this or repeat it. It is given as an example of how we should pray to the Father.)

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
My Comments: Oh loved ones do you know Jesus waits to forgive you of all of your sin. He went to the Cross on Calvary so that All may have life eternal. He suffered and died shedding His precious blood so All may live abundantly in and with Him as coheirs of the Kingdom of God our Father. He did all of this because He does not want any to go to Hell. I pray you choose His forgiveness.
Please do not think that whatever you have done in your life will stop you from receiving the gift of eternal life. Only you can do that as God has given All freewill. All any have to do to become God’s children is seek the forgiveness of Jesus (repent means confess your sin and turn away from it) and accept Him as your Savior believing in His life, death and resurrection.
He is the one foretold from the beginning and He was from the beginning, He is and ever shall be. He created All. He has the power to forgive All and He loves All.
If you accepted His free gift of Salvation and have walked away doing your own thing, setting up idols and not following His word then repent and turn back knowing He will forgive you and strengthen and guide you with the Holy Spirit. Get into a strong Bible believing teaching Church with a congregation who though flawed are reading the word and are loving Jesus and are filled with the Holy Spirit. Your need the brothers and sisters in the Lord to help you and they need you as well. God loves you and Jesus died for you and sent the Holy Spirit to guide you. Listen to Him today and be filled.
I pray these verses with the guidance of and prompting of the Holy Spirit will encourage you to read and study the Scriptures to know and grow closer in a walk and relationship with the Lord Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. He is the one spoken of all throughout the Scriptures. He is the one standing by you and waiting for you to ask Him in. He loved you and All people so much He was born lowly, suffered and died and rose again so you and All may live life abundantly in Him and with Him and for God.

Abba Father thank You for ears that hear, eyes that see and hearts that bend to You. You are the God of Heaven and Earth and all there is and ever was and ever will be. Open hearts to Your word, to the message of Your Son, fill them with Your Holy Spirit, forgive them and may they come to be Your children in Jesus name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

JoAnn's Spiritual Lessons: Salvation a Study

JoAnn's Spiritual Lessons: Salvation a Study: Though this study is very lengthy (I did attempt to shorten it, lol) I encourage you to persevere to the end and pray it will help many. The...

Salvation a Study

Though this study is very lengthy (I did attempt to shorten it, lol) I encourage you to persevere to the end and pray it will help many. The way the world is going salvation is very important to the world. I have included attachments to those who wish to study context, chapters and other versions for comparison when I have only put a verse in as it is important to read twenty verses on either side of a verse to understand it and what the Lord is teaching through His Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 2; New King James Version (NKJV)

Do Not Neglect Salvation

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

The Son Made Lower than Angels

For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. But one testified in a certain place, saying:
“What is man that You are mindful of him,
Or the son of man that You take care of him?
You have made him a little lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
And set him over the works of Your hands.
You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

Bringing Many Sons to Glory

10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying:
“I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.”
13 And again:
“I will put My trust in Him.”
And again:
“Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.”
14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

I have waited for your salvation, O Lord!
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.
The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
“But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; You grew fat, you grew thick, You are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
[ Hannah’s Prayer ] And Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.
“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great.
“The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
He also shall be my salvation, For a hypocrite could not come before Him.
Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
That I may tell of all Your praise In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.
But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.
The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
He shall receive blessing from the Lord, And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.
[ A Psalm of David. ] The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; It shall rejoice in His salvation.
But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.
Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your 
Loving kindness and Your truth From the great assembly.
Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!”
Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.”
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God.
That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.
Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David,
To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins,
And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

For my eyes have seen Your salvation
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”
And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham;
You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
“Men and brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation has been sent.
For so the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.”
“Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!”

Romans 1New King James Version (NKJV)


Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Desire to Visit Rome

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, 10 making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established— 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
13 Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles. 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. 15 So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also.

The Just Live by Faith

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.
so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
receiving the end of your faith—the salvationof your souls.
Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
My Comments: I can not expound on the Word of God who is Jesus the Messiah our Lord as He has had Prophets, Apostles, and others write His Word so well. Suffice it to say His Word is truth. His Word will lead on to the truth which is Himself and thereby one will know they are sinners and in need of a Savior. He is that Savior. Call on the name of Jesus confessing your sin, trusting in Him and you shall be saved. He is the Salvation of the world foretold by the Prophets. The Apostles suffered for the truth of the Gospel of Jesus. Many died horrible deaths because they would not recant what they knew first hand to be true. Many are dieing today because they know and speak the truth of the Gospel of Jesus the Christ.
They all have salvation because they have the Lord Jesus and are adopted Sons and Daughters of Father God. They are filled with His Holy Spirit and will one day be with Him. Those of us who are still here and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus and trusting in His Holy Name will also one day be with Him in glory. I pray you also will be with Him. Yet I know many will think they are saved/Born Again as I too did at one time, and they are not because they do not know the true Jesus, the Son of God and are not filled with His Holy Spirit. No man or woman can design their own salvation. It comes through the precious blood of Jesus which was shed once and only once for the remission of sin. Jesus suffered and died so we might live eternally. Confess your sin, accept His free gift of Salvation and be filled with His Holy Spirit who will comfort, guide and teach you His mysteries.
Abba Father may Your kingdom come soon and quickly. You are the God of Heaven and Earth and all the Universes. You are the Creator or everything seen and not seen. Your name is Holy and should only be used with love. Your will is above all wills, You are our God and You sent Your only begotten Son Jesus to suffer and die for our sin that we may become Your Sons and Daughters. We thank You for the suffering of Jesus unto our salvation and we thank You for what You as the Father had to suffer as Your son suffered the cruelty of mankind and took on the sin of the whole world. Forgive us Father for our transgressions. Purify us with Your Holy Word made flesh. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit. Fill us with Your heart. Help us to see and hear all that You are trying to teach us. Help us to speak and think only what is pleasing to You and may all we do glorify Your Holy Name. In the precious Name of Jesus in union with the Holy Spirit we pray. Amen.