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Bible Study Illustration Chart 3 - Pastor David

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.(Chart courtesy of the Berean Literature Foundation)*******This Bible Study Rules Chart illustrates that Salvation was to have gone...and WILL some day go...to the Gentiles THROUGH Israel, with The LORD Jesus Christ as King on Earth.Also, this Bible Study chart shows how, for the present Dispensation of Grace, Salvation has gone to the Gentiles APART from Israel, ENTIRELY on the basis of the meritorious death of the LORD Jesus Christ.This Bible Study chart explains the difference between, the Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of the Grace of God...between PROPHECY and The MYSTERY...and between The Kingdom of Heaven and The Body of Christ.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was b…

Let's Discuss, "...to scatter the power of the holy people..." Daniel 12:7. What Does This Mean? - Pastor David

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.Daniel 12:5-7, "Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, 'How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?' And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that...'it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to SCATTER THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE, all these things shall be finished.'"What is this "power" of the "holy people" that needs to be scattered or crushed? And don't overlook that this crushing is done by the Antichrist. Let's have a great discussion on this.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hear…

Bible Study Illustration Chart 2 - Pastor David

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.(Chart courtesy of the Berean Literature Foundation)*******This Bible Study Chart illustrates how God's purpose concerning the present Dispensation was a "Mystery" or secret, "hid from ages and from generations" until it was revealed by the RISEN, Glorified, LORD Jesus Christ TO the Apostle Paul.According to Old Testament scripture the Tribulation period was to immediately follow Pentecost, but, by the Grace of God, it did NOT follow immediately, for when sin had risen to it's height, God, through the Apostle Paul, made known His eternal purpose concerning this present Dispensation of Grace and the formation of the Body of Christ.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; …

Bible Study Illustration Chart 1 - Pastor David

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.(Chart courtesy of the Berean Literature Foundation)*******This Bible Study Chart illustrates the position and Hope of the Church of this Dispensation of Grace, the Body of Christ. It shows how God interrupted the prophetic program and "wedged" or "sandwiched" The Dispensation of Grace BETWEEN the pouring out of His Spirit at Pentecost and the pouring out of His Wrath in the Tribulation to come.During this parenthesis He is forming the Body of Christ out of Jews AND Gentiles, reconciled to Himself by the Cross. Present day believers, Children of God, members of the Body of Christ, have their positions in the Heavenlies IN Christ, and wait for Him to come and receive them to Himself. (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, …

What must I do to be saved? Acts 16:30 - Pastor David

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The question remains,
"What must I do to be saved?" Acts 16:30...“What does it mean to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?” It is certainly true that Christ Himself must be the object of our faith (Acts 16:31), but Paul makes it abundantly clear that we must believe something ABOUT Christ in order to be saved. That is, faith in Christ includes believing correctly about His PERSON and His WORK. And to believe means: that upon which a man or woman is prepared to act. Or to put it more simply: believe is to accept as true, to accept as real!

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 defines the gospel in its simplest form. In verse one, Paul states, “…I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you….” Then, in verses three and four, he states what it was he had preached unto them: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures: And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scr…

Are You Spiritually Ignorant? Find out! - Pastor David

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Because of the prayer of Christ on the cross (Luke 23:34), and because Christ's death had to be AS it was, and WHEN it was, by God's eternal decree and purpose, (Acts 3:18; Acts 4:25-28; Acts 2:22; 1 Peter 1:18-20), God was willing to forgive Israel's murder of Christ (Acts 7:51-54) on the ground of ignorance. (Acts 3:12-17). Some of the Israelites DID repent. But the rulers and the nation as a whole would not.

Later, from the Nation Israel, God had a remnant according to the election of Grace, and "The rest were blinded."(Romans 11:5-12). Israel stumbled over the Stumbling stone. (Romans 9:32-33). "For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the END OF THE LAW for righteousness to everyone that believeth.'(Romans 10:3-4).

Israelites, with the exception of a few Hebrew Christians, are STILL blind and still ignorant …

Should You Get Water Baptized? - Pastor David

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Is the Water Baptism of a Believer a Testimony, and a Witness to the World?

“IF YE THEN BE RISEN WITH CHRIST, SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST SITTETH ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD. SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS ON THE EARTH. FOR YE ARE DEAD, AND YOUR LIFE IS HID WITH CHRIST IN GOD. WHEN CHRIST, WHO IS OUR LIFE, SHALL APPEAR, THEN SHALL YE ALSO APPEAR WITH HIM IN GLORY. MORTIFY THEREFORE YOUR MEMBERS WHICH ARE UPON THE EARTH; FORNICATION, UNCLEANNESS, INORDINATE AFFECTION, EVIL CONCUPISCENCE, AND COVETOUSNESS, WHICH IS IDOLATRY.” Colossians 3:1-5.

The believer is to witness to the world that he is NO LONGER dead IN sin but that he is dead TO sin. Quite frequently a believer permits another believer to put him in water, or to put water on him, being persuaded by the baptizer that this should be done as a witness to the world. That water ceremony may satisfy the baptizer, but there is NO PROOF whatever that the baptized person will walk in newness of life…

Born is The Great God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ - Pastor David

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First let’s turn to and read Micah 4:8, and then Micah 5:2 , here’s what it says “And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem” Now, Micah 5:2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” Now turn to Matthew 2:4-6 and let’s read what the Magi said to Herod. Here’s what it says “And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet Micah, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel."

To Read The Birth Ya-hweh…

Is Your Will Free to BELIEVE God? - Pastor David

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We here at the Lion and Lamb Ministry get asked this question quite frequently, so, here is the big question that divides many Christians: Does it lie within the power of the will of man to BELIEVE the record that God gave of His Son, the LORD Jesus Christ, an accomplished redemption, a perfect salvation?

So...when the Gospel of Grace is preached to the sinner, does it, ultimately, lie within the power of that person’s own will to resist or accept and BELIEVE God’s plan of Salvation?

It is how we answer THIS very question that establishes what and how we understand the Fall of Man. That man, in his natural state, is fallen...to this the great majority of Christians will agree. Romans 5:12 says, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so, death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned". Now, here’s where it gets sticky. Very few today even know what “fallen” means! How far down is “Fallen”? To determine a Christians understanding of …

What is The Mystery of the Dispensation of The Mystery? Ephesians 3:9-11 - Pastor David

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1 Corinthians 2:7-8, “But we speak the wisdom of God in a MYSTERY, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. Which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

Ephesians 3:8-9, “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. And to make all men know what is the Dispensation of the MYSTERY, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.”

What is The Mystery of the Dispensation of The Mystery? Ephesians 3:9-11. Watch the video message.

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins…