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Our Life As A Believer Should Be Filled With Confidence

Our Life As A Believer Should Be Filled With Confidence

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
     How many times as a believer do you find your self doubting your salvation?
     God through HIs word makes it possible for all believers not to doubt
Philippians 1:6 “that he” – God
     Who begins the good work in you? God
     How does God do that?
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
     What did we believe?
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
          Philippians 1:6 Consider three things in Philippians 1:6:
“hath begun a good work in you”
     What is that good work? Salvation (Past)
     We were justified – We were declared righteous when we believed the gospel
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Romans 11:6”And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.”
     Grace is the absence of works
“will perform it”
     Progressive sanctification (Present)
     We want to live now based on who we are in Christ
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
     How is it being done in us?
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because,. when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
God will work in you by His word if you will: Read, Study, Rightly Divide His word
“until the day of Jesus Christ:”
     Glorification – Rapture (Future)
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Conclusion: We as believers should not have confidence in the flesh. Philippians 3:3”and have no confidence in the flesh.” I encourage all of you to believe the Bible as the word of truth. Spend time daily reading, studying, and rightly dividing the word of truth.

A Believer Walking In The Light

                                                    A Believer Walking In The Light
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Before you were saved
          8 – “For ye were sometimes darkness,” – Lost man in darkness
          8 – “but now are ye light in the Lord:” – When you were saved

 1 Corinthians 15:1 – 4 Is the gospelYou believed the gospel (Salvation)
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
After you are saved
Ephesians 5:8 “walk as children of light:”
After we believed the gospel and was saved, we became light in the Lord
5:8 “walk as children of light:”
How can we walk as children of light?
Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
The Word of God puts light in our inner man (Soul)
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
1 John 1:5 “God is light,”
Ephesians 5:8 “walk as children of light:”
God does not want us to walk in darkness after we are saved
Darkness – means ignorance of God
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. – Notice two things in this verse:
“Who will have all men to be saved,”
“and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
If a believer is going to walk as children of light, then we must come to the knowledge of the truth. How can we do that?
By the word of God – John 17:17 “thy word is truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thy self approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
Conclusion: As a believer, we should consider what Paul says in Romans through Philemon. I encourage you to consider what Paul says, read his letters, believe what you read, and learn to rightly divide the word of truth. As believers, I encourage all of you to walk in the light. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!

Coming Unto The Knowledge Of The Truth

                                         Coming Unto The Knowledge Of The Truth
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Note: God wants all believers to look in Paul’s letters to come to the knowledge of the truth. How are we going to do that?

 2 Timothy 2:7 “Consider what I say;”
     Who is doing the speaking? Paul
     Are you willing to consider what Paul says?
     Who is Paul? Romans 11:13″inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles,”

Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye head of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Conclusion: Are you willing to consider what Paul wrote to us in Romans through Philemon? Would you be willing to read Paul’s letters, and believe what you read? Then would you be willing to study to show thyself approved unto God? Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

The Work Of God

                                                       The Work Of God
1 Thessalonians 4:7 God has called us
How were we called? 2 Thessalonians 2:14”Whereunto he called you by our gospel,”
What is the gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
“Called” – is one title of a believer that describes our status
Romans 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
1 Thessalonians 4:8 God has given unto us his holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 God teaches us
How does God teach us? Through His Word
1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Conclusion: I pray that this will be a rich blessing and help to you.

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