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Nathan Johnson
I am Servant of God, a son, A brother, snowboarder, ect.
I am Servant of God, a son, A brother, snowboarder, ect.
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Repentance:

Repentance is a resolving to forsake and put away sin. Yet, it goes much deeper than that. Did judas Iscariot show repentance after having discovered his sin of forsaking and denying Christ? Surely, he repented his sin, but not truly. Judas confessed because he was afraid of the reward for his terrible act. He acted purely upon fear of the consequence.
However, the repentance that Christ Jesus taught was about love. He taught that we should repent--not for fear of the judgement--but because we sincerely despise the true nature of sin itself. If we despise the sin and abhor it, we will develop, or the Spirit will develop rather, a desire to be holy (godliness). Christ desires that we would be converted by recognizing His love for us, and thus enact in sincerity because of our returning love for Him. He wants us to repent and desire holiness out of a genuine love for God. Then, the blood of Christ atones, and the Holy Spirit transforms.
That is true Repentance.
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Excerpt from "Growing up in Christ"

"In the matchless gift of His Son, God has encircled the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. All who choose to breathe this life-giving atmosphere will live and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus. – {SC 68.1}
As the flower turns to the sun, that the bright beams may aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Sun of Righteousness, that heaven’s light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed into the likeness of Christ. – {SC 68.2}"

This is the essence of growing closer to Christ. We want to be changed from the fallible corruptible nature of man into the pure and holy, sinless Image of God. This is the work of sanctification; it is a growing up in Christ, learning His character as our own.
This can only be achieved if we spend our every available moment in communion and devotion to Christ. By spending that time in the Spirit of Christ, in worship and devotion, the atmosphere of grace and purity with Christ will nourish and grow our characters into righteousness in Christ. This will grow us up into true Christ-like Christians. This will prepare us to be fit for eternity with the Lord.

Spend that time with God day in and day out. It is the sweet savor of righteousness that is attained.
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Minor Video-graphing experiment:

Autumn Rose
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Shooting (video) of some shooting (Rifle). Making homemade apples sauce.
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+Benjamin Carpenter, show this to Emily Traversy. Hahaha
My cousin had some friends that did this sort of thing--once. After one tumble, they ended up with dislocated hips, shoulders, concussions, and numerous broken bones.
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TO SIN, OR NOT TO SIN

"The sanctification now gaining prominence in the religious world carries with it a spirit of self-exaltation and a disregard for the law of God that mark it as foreign to the religion of the Bible. Its advocates teach that sanctification is an instantaneous work, by which, through faith alone, they attain to perfect holiness. “Only believe,” say they, “and the blessing is yours.” No further effort on the part of the receiver is supposed to be required. At the same time they deny the authority of the law of God, urging that they are released from obligation to keep the commandments. But is it possible for men to be holy, in accord with the will and character of God, without coming into harmony with the principles which are an expression of His nature and will, and which show what is well pleasing to Him? – {GC 471.3}"

How do we become holy and perfectly aligned with Christ's character if we continue in rebellion against that holy and pure character? Some will say that we will be changed into holiness and into His character when He comes, not before. But if that were true, why did Jesus come and die to save us FROM our Sins? If His death finished it all at the cross, and the work was completed there, why is He coming AGAIN? Why was the world not finished at that time? If it had been finished there at the cross, the whole work, then there would be NO PURPOSE IN HIS RETURN. But then, some might say that He is coming again to reign on this earth as it's king. That can't be true, because in John 14:2, Jesus deliberately says concerning "many mansions" in "my Father's house," He says, "I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2)."
Then He says, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:3)." Jesus is taking us away from this world, not to reign over the world as it's king in its current condition.

Obviously, the work was not completely finished at the cross, but is to be finished in Heaven. And If Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us, then we also have a DUTY to prepare ourselves for that place.


Thus Saith the Lord, "[13] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV)."

Then the first angel's message reiterates in Revelation 14:6 and 7:
Revelation 14:7 KJV
[7] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Folks, "Here is the PATIENCE of the Saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and have the Faith of Jesus."

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How can a person preach love? How can love exist in lawlessness?
Love has been attacked and distorted because the law of God has been attacked. God's law is love. Thus saith the Lord, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." The whole moral law, or the law of God, the Ten Commandments, are the guidelines of love. The first four commandments are about our love to God, followed by six commandments about our love to one another. If we keep these guidelines, we will be dwelling in love. John 15:10 Says,
"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love."
We live in this world where everything is placed under a so-called banner of love, but lawlessness is not love. Those who commit crimes against their fellow men, are they showing forth fruits of love? Of a surety they are not. Those who fight in the name of equality cannot teach love where there is no law of God. Sin is lawlessness, and disobedience to God's law is Sin.
"1 John 3:4 KJV
[4] Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

So, how can a person preach love without the law? It cannot be done. Sin entered this world by disobedience to God's law, and the cure for sin in this world is a sacrifice for love: "16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
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Previous bible study:
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Bible study:
The Sinners need for Christ
The Sinners need for Christ
greatestgiftsofgod.blogspot.com
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JOY in parentheses
JOY in parentheses
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