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LLM Question for 5-1-2012, and, The Law of the Spirit…of Life in Christ Jesus

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First the Question: Was Judas saved before he was lost? Yes or No?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-29-2012Question: The New Life of the Believer in Christ can never be forfeited. True or False?Answer: TRUE! Adam forfeited his life by sin, but the believer's new life can never be forfeited, for this life is nothing less than the Life of Christ, in whom the sinner has already died and paid for his sins, and in whom he now stands perfect and complete before God. Now, out of the 703 responses we received to this question, an 80% of you got it right! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,The Law of the Spirit...of Life in Christ JesusThe believer's new life in Christ can never be forfeited. Now, in Romans 8:2, when correctly read, is a wonderfully fantastic passage of Scripture. To get the true sense we should place a dash between the words "Spirit" and "of." Doing that it would read, "For th…

LLM Question for 4-29-2012, and, Does the Law of Moses Apply to the Body of Christ

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First the Question: The New Life of the Believer in Christ can never be forfeited. True or False?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-26-2012Question: Are Members of the Body of Christ Under the Law of Moses? Yes or No?Answer: NO! The Children of God, the Members of the Body of Christ, have NO holy days, NO feast days, NO meat ordinances, NO Sabbath, NOR Sabbaths. Abram did not rest in a particular day; he found rest in a Person. So likewise does the Child of God today. Matthew 11:27. Hebrews 4:10. The Sabbath was a covenant between God and Israel. Exodus 31:12. There could be no universal Sabbath out of the Holy Land. When Christ became the end of the law for righteousness He was dead and buried on Israel’s Sabbath day, the seventh day. He arose on the First Day of the Week, the first fruits of them that slept, to start something new. He that keeps the Sabbath, like he that is circumcised, or water baptized, is debtor to k…

LLM Question for 4-26-2012, and, When Ye Pray, BELIEVE. Mark 11:24

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First the Question: Are Members of the Body of Christ Under the Law of Moses? Yes or No?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-21-2012Question: It is the privilege, and responsibility, of Christians to know what the will of God is. True or False?Answer: TRUE! It IS our privilege, and our responsibility, to know what God’s will is! “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is”. Ephesians 5:17. It is the REVEALED will of God which is in view in these passages AND in Mark 11:24, because, in respect to His “SECRET” will, we have nothing to do with that...it’s none of our business. Now, out of the 714 responses we received to this question, 84% of you got it! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,When Ye Pray, BELIEVE. Mark 11:24“What things soever ye desire when ye pray believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” Mark 11:24.By the words “believe that ye receive them” we understand, expect …

LLM Question for 4-21-2012, and, The Resurrection of Christ and The Apostle Paul

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First the Question: It is the privilege, and responsibility, of Christians to know what the will of God is. True or False?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-18-2012Question: We are surrounded by overwhelming evidence that resurrection is a fact. True or False?Answer: TRUE! We can go around and point out all the reasons why resurrection is impossible, but after all is said and done we are still surrounded by overwhelming evidence that it is a fact. Every blade of grass, every ear of corn, every beautiful flower, bears witness to the fact of resurrection from the dead. Now, out of the 780 responses we received to this question, an excellent 92% of you got it! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,The Resurrection of Christ and The Apostle PaulThe Apostle Paul, in discussing the resurrection of the dead, came to the simple and valid conclusion, "If there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen" (1 …

LLM Question for 4-18-2012, and, The Words of Christ and the Words of the RISEN Christ

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First the Question: We are surrounded by overwhelming evidence that resurrection is a fact. True or False?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-15-2012Question: Are we to exalt the teachings of Jesus during His earthly ministry above those of the RISEN Jesus through the Apostle Paul? Yes or No?Answer: NO! But then why? Why do these hypocritical fundamentalists and modernists set the teachings of Jesus, while on earth, over and against the teachings of the RISEN Jesus through the Apostle Paul? Well, it is NOT because they are determined to obey Jesus, but because they are determined to minimize that which God has MAGNIFIED! And that is, the authority of the Apostle Paul as "the Apostle of the Gentiles" (Romans 11:13). Now, out of the 741 responses we received to this question, a very good 81.5% of you got it! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,The Words of Christ on Earth and the Words of the RISEN ChristThere ha…

LLM Question for 4-15-2012, and, The Incarnation of Christ AND The Body of Christ

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First the Question: Are we to exalt the teachings of Jesus during His earthly ministry above those of the RISEN Jesus through the Apostle Paul? Yes or No?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-12-2012Question: Even 7 years AFTER the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ it was NOT lawful for the Apostles to preach to a Gentile. True or False?Answer: TRUE! Seven or eight years AFTER the Resurrection of Christ it was NOT lawful for the LORD’s apostles to go to a Gentile. Acts 10:28. THEN the Apostle Peter preached to Cornelius. A few years later the Apostle Paul said to the Jews, it was necessary that the Word of God should first be preached to them; BUT that he turned to the Gentiles when, and because, the Jews would not receive it. Acts 13:46. Now, out of the 723 responses we received to this question, only 51.7% of you got it! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,The Incarnation of Christ AND The Body of ChristIf you have be…

LLM Question for 4-12-2012, and, The Grace of God, part 9 of 9

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First the Question: Even 7 years AFTER the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ it was NOT lawful for the Apostles to preach to a Gentile. True or False?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-10-2012Question: THERE IS NO UNPARDONABLE SIN IN THIS AGE OF GRACE. True or False?Answer: TRUE! In Ephesians we learn how dead sinners became living saints, “by Grace through faith." (Ephesians 2:8-10). Those living saints had been dead sinners, alienated from the life of God, by nature the children of wrath. (Ephesians 2:1-3, Ephesians 4:18). BEFORE they received God’s Grace and God’s Son ALL of their sins were unpardoned; but not one of them unpardonable. When they BELIEVED the Gospel of Grace, ALL of their sins were PARDONED. NOT believing, however, produces VERY different results. (John 8:24). None of them had to obey Acts 2:38, the message which the Apostle Peter reached on the day of Pentecost. They, the Ephesians, believed th…

LLM Question for 4-10-2012, and, The Grace of God, part 8 of 9

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First the Question: THERE IS NO UNPARDONABLE SIN IN THIS AGE OF GRACE. True or False?Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the DayAnd now the answer to the LLM Question of 4-1-2012Question: Self righteousness can be a sin far more deadly than murder and adultery. True or False?Answer: TRUE! Self-righteousness can be a sin far more deadly than murder and adultery. The greatest blunder that any person on earth can make is to reject the LORD Jesus Christ as Saviour, the Saviour from the awful, terrible wrath of God. Luke 12:15 and Luke 16:15, “a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth”, and, “God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” Now, out of the 1040 responses we received to this question, again, 87.5% of you got it right! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,The Grace of God, part 8 of 9The Grace of God enabled the Apostle Paul to labor more abundantly than other saints (1…

Christ is RISEN! The Fruits of the Resurrection of the LORD Jesus Christ

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Hallelujah! Praise God! HE IS RISEN! "WHEREFORE HE IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME UNTO GOD BY HIM, SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM" (Hebrews 7:25)HE IS RISEN!The fruits of our LORD's resurrection from the dead are many and important.First, there were immediate results. It silenced those who had ridiculed His claims, and struck terror into their hearts. It explained how the prophecies would be fulfilled which predicted the death of Christ and the kingdom glory to follow. It heartened His followers, making cowards bold, turning their fear into Faith, their sorrow into joy and their despair into glorious victory.Then there were also long range results, for our LORD's resurrection is a warning to unbelievers everywhere and always, "Because He (God) hath appointed a day in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised …

Holy Week Message, Part 3 of 3

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THE TWO PARACLETES THE SON OF GOD AND ANOTHER COMFORTERIn the Gospel of John 13 to 16, we have the record of the ministry of the two Paracletes in behalf of the saints of God. Let us note the words of Christ in John 14:16-17, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”“Another Comforter.” The Greek word translated “Comforter” is “Paracletos (Paraclete)”. Jesus Christ the Righteous is in God’s presence to appear for saints. Hebrews 9:24. Now note Hebrews 7:24-25, “But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”Christ is in God’s presence in Heaven representing the believers. He is the believer’s Pr…

Holy Week Message Extra. When was Christ Crucified and Resurrected?

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There is an unbelievable amount of conjecture as to when exactly was the LORD and our Savior Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. The following message is taken up to put an end to that conjecture, and determine when these events took place.So, we are furnished by Scripture with certain facts and fixed points which, taken together, enable us to: 1. Determine the events which filled up the days of "the last week" of our LORD's life on earth; 2. To fix the day of His crucifixion; and, 3. To ascertain the duration of the time He remained in the tomb.The difficulties connected with these three have arisen from 1. Not having noted these fixed points; 2. From the fact of Gentiles not having been familiar with the Law concerning the three great feasts of the LORD; and, 3. From not having reckoned the days as commencing (some six hours before our own) and running from sunset to sunset, instead of from midnight to midnight.To remove these difficulties, we must understand the f…