God’s Providence and Evil

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God’s providence, sin and evil in the world. God’s providence is most holy. “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and holy in all his works” Psalm 145:17 Even though providence reach to and allows evil actions to occur, for his glory, yet He remains pure and holy, as the sun contracts no defilement, though it shine on a Dunghill (Us Philippians 3:8). For God is not in any way the cause of the wickedness man commits against others or against Him. more than he who rides on a lame horse is the cause of its halting. Acts 2:23 says, Him (JC) being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you  have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain. Every evil that is in Mankind’s actions proceed directly and flow from the wicked agent, as the stench of the Dunghill does not proceed from the heat of the sun, but the corrupt matter contained in the Dunghill. Beauties of Boston Christian Focus Publications page 316, Thomas Boston, (very little changed) 

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Christ Got R Done

Adam and all his race whom he represented i.e. all of us sheep were born into this life seeking how to please God by our efforts.

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Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

John 10:11

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

Matthew 20:28

28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Romans 5:18-19

18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

 But the job of working out man’s salvation and redemption was in the mind of God the Trinity before the foundation of the world, and manifested in first century.

1 Peter 1:20

20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest/revealed in these last times for you.

Ephesians 1:4

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blame before/because of Him in His/love,

Christ lifted the hard work than man could not do, by living and meriting a perfect righteousness for his people.

Jeremiah 23:6

In His days Judah will be saved,

And Israel will dwell safely;

Now this is His name by which He will be called:

 

THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS – YHWH – Tsidkenu

 Furthermore taking the curse that we deserved on that cross.

Galatians 3:13

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),

 

Thus their is no need to apply for that job anymore because Christ Got R Done and dropped the mike.

John 19:30

30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Redemption by Gods will and not mans

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God’s own: called his bride, his sheep, his called out ones etc, were redeemed by another, not by their will, wholly outside them, and fully accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ. No other possibility, for Christ said he came to do the fathers will John 6:38, that of saving his people from their sins. Luke 1:68 (Jew and Gentile = TRUE ISRAEL. It is not our pride, not our nature (depraved Genesis 6:5, Romans 3:10-19 etc) not our stony heart (pun – under law of Moses, i.e. the stone of commandments that Were against us) and surely not of our wills. …. which were born, (newly created as the new creation in HIM) not of blood (race- Jewish pride in their covenant race), Nor of the WILL of the flesh (by mans effort in obeying the law/NOT), Nor of the will of man (like we brought something to the table), BUT OF GOD. John 1:13 KJV.

How lost man sees Amazing Grace

Eph289_5x7-Text-2017-LeafBorder-PRESS_Page_1How our lost old man/Adam perceives ‘”Amazing GRACE”.

How strange the sound,
Salvation hinged on me.
I once was lost then turned around,
Was blind then chose to see.

What grace is it that calls for my choice,
Made from some good within?
That part that wills and heeds God’s voice, Romans 7
Proved stronger than my sin.

Through many gospel pleas,
I sat with heart of stone.
But then some hidden good in me,
Propelled me toward my home.

When “I” have been there ten thousand years,
Because of what i have done,
I have no less days to sing MY OWN PRAISE,
Than when i have first begun.

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Christ is his sheep’s representative

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Even the Grace to look to Christ for salvation, initially and afterward daily, comes from Him and thus can not be boasted in at all from mankind’s perspective, Ephesians 2:8-9. Salvation is of the Lord Jonah 2:9. Mephibosheth, the man that king David caused to sit at his table for Jonathan’s sake, which was on the side of his enemy Saul’s lineage, is a spiritual/covenant picture of us, “lame on both of our feet 2 Samuel 9:13, we cannot come to Christ unless the father draws us. This is amazing grace that he even calls any, let alone his sheep, whom he represented upon the Cross. Thank you Jesus that you Represented me and became my Substitute on the Cross.

G.o.s.p.e.l instead of T.u.l.i.p

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Grace    – God and Christocentric Luke 24:44

Obligatory grace  – to the father that gave him a Bride, called his sheep, John 6:37-40, 29  John 17:1-3, and to his own, 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 2:13, Isaiah 8:18

Sovereign Grace – Actually atoned for the sheep from death to life, from Adam to Christ, by the Spirit of Regeneration, rather than only making possible mans salvation if they would submit, accept or believe, in their dead cold lack of spiritual Corpse under Law. In the everlasting covenant/kingdom/gospel (Hebrews 13:20, Ezekial 37:26, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 4:3, Psalm 145:13, Revelation 14:6), which is by works but not of Adam, but the last Adam, the Father sent the Son, the Son was made under the law, both blessing (Galatians 3:13 righteousness of it and redeemed us) and curse of it (Galatians 3:13b), to fulfill all righteousness and gave it to us who he died for, (Ephesians 5:25 church/Bride, John 10:15 Sheep) while he took on our sin, the great exchange 2 Corinthians 5:21, God’s doing not mans. And instead of man accepting the gift, the Holy Spirit regenerates and applies within the saint, the love of God which is shed abroad in our hearts, Romans 5:5. Salvation is of the Lord, Jonah 2:9 So rather than being conditioned on Adam, it was Conditioned solely on Christ the Surety of the Covenant Hebrews 7:22, Genesis 43:8-9 Judah/tribe of Christ, Proverbs 6:1-3 speaking of Christ ordered in all things and sure. 2 Samuel 23:5, before Adam was even created.

Provision- making Grace – Instead of Abraham’s son, God made a Provision for them both, in the place of his son, a ram (picture of Christ on the cross) was caught in the thicket, by his horns, so he took the ram and sacrificed it, as a burnt/surrendered offering, in the place of his son. Genesis 22:13. In verse 14, and Abraham called that place, The Lord will provide… (Hebrew – Jehovah Jireh). Christ, the sheep’s Substitute who provided the sacrifice of atonement that forgives. My sacrifice, My atonement which actually saved all that it was intended for, all that the Father gave to me, i lost none. My Grace, My atonement is sufficient for the sheep. The ultimate sacrifice, that ransomed his sheep back from the enemy of Death, unto his Father. Christ came down from heaven, not to do my will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will/covenant of him who sent me, that I would lose none of those he has given to me,  but raise them up at the last day. John 6:38-39 Provision that is applied once again by the Spirit of the Living God. No other possibility for any of these, but to be showed their salvation was actually accomplished before the foundation of the world, in another’s work, on Calvary, revealed to them in time, which takes away the guilt of their conscience of sin that condemns, and makes them totally free in Christ, to keep walking in Faith that their his.

Effectual grace – God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense of stooping down from heaven, to do righteousness, and do die under the curse of the law, which was our curse, which he freely took as our Substitute. This causes him to become sin and to give his righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21) to those he died for and ransomed (Matthew 20:28, John 10:15 his sheep, Ephesians 5:25 his church/Bride.

Lasting GRACE – His Lasting Grace will keep you from falling Jude 1:24, from the steadfastness of your faith in Christ’s finished atonement, Colossians 1:23, 2:7, meaning he will keep you walking in Faith, which he supplies the Body its nourishment all the day long. Which furthermore means he will not allow you to go back unto the law or the works of the law, that no man will be justified by Galatians 3:11. Christ kept the whole law, and he is the end of the law for righteousness, to every one who believes Romans 10:4. He who believes are the sheep, that are granted Belief/Faith Philippians 1:29, and granted Repentance 2 Timothy 2:24-26, Acts 11:18, which hear his voice and follow him, by Faith John 10:27-28. Who is he who has believed our report (of good news of what Christ has done for his own) those to whom the arm of the Lord has been revealed Isaiah 53:1, or they shall all (sheep given to the Son and the Son lost none, in the eternal covenant of submission) be taught of how far the arm of the Lord Isaiah 54:13, John 6:45, has stretched on the cross for them, in whom it was intended for, those he Died in their place for.

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Gospel of His Love

Hebrews 13:5 which is taken from the old testament Deuteronomy 31;6, because the old testament is the new testament concealed, and the new testament is the old testament Revealed in Christ. Let your conduct be without covetousness, be content with such things as you have…. (What we have is _C_H_R_I_S_T, who is our eternal weight of glory 2 Corinthians 4:17, and I AM your shield and exceedingly great reward, Genesis 15:1)….. For He Himself, has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5” For we have no need to be covetousness in the true applicable sense, which is spiritual or even in the natural, which the bible rarely speaks of, contrary to what mere mankind thinks. I would not have known sin except through the law, For i would not have known _COVETOUSNESS_ unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” Romans 7:7/Exodus 20:17, Deuteronomy 5:21. Thus covetousness can only occur under the Law of Moses, so our text in Hebrews 13:5, then refers us back under this law of Moses, and its perfect contrast, freedom in Christ under the new covenant of his Blood. Under the curse of the Law, death reigned, that is separation from God, was established further by law, but by Christ’s blood that was shed at the Cross, this curse is removed from God’s children 100 fold, by what He alone did there. He further said, “It is finished,” john 19:30, so our verse is referring us not to outward things of the Law that would soon pass away in first century by Christ’s doing and dying, but rather the spiritual blessings he has blessed us with in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 1:3. These include but are not limited to the things he gives us freely (Hosea 14:4 I will love them freely NKJV, Matthew 10:8, James 1:5) Redemption, forgiveness or remission of sins, reconciliation, his everlasting life, and love, his mercies, his kindness in Christ, to name but a few of his benefits. So to refresh us again, our old nature only lusted/coveted for outward things, not named GOD, which kept on proving we were separated from him, by his law, and was a covenant of death. But under the covenant of his Grace, he is faithful to keep on reminding us how we had it under The law of death and condemnation, and how much the new covenant has given to us, even life and peace in Him.