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A STUDY IN THE WORD
March 29, 2018

2 Thessalonians 2
1¶Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5¶Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13¶But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16¶Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

March 21, 2018


Easter is a pagan holiday that celebrates the goddess Ishtar, not Jesus.


Do your OWN research.


The Church has been bamboozled in more ways than one! Jesus (Yahawashua) celebrated the Passover, NOT EASTER.


Spring Advent begins March 30th. Lets adjust ourselves to a Kingdom mindset, putting away the rituals and practices of observing holidays that the world celebrates and draw ourselves into a covenant mindedness where we commit our ways, hearts and minds unto the Lord.


Matthew 6:24 NKJV — “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."


You are invited to join us on Angel-heart Garrison Ministries' Truth in Life Word of YAH Speak Bible Studies (as I begin the series on the 1st Advent) each Thursday evening at 4:00 pm from our Talkshoe Teleconference site: www.talkshoe.com/tc/114379 or join by phone: (724) 444-7444, Access Code 114379# Pin #1.



February 13, 2018


In our 1st Bible Study in our new series, upcoming on Thursday at 4 pm PST via Talkshoe teleconference, I will be talking about the resources that I use in my research and studies. Included is the Cepher and I plan to get these next 3 as soon as I am able.

Besides your Bible, what are other tools do you turn to in your devotions and studies?


Let's talk, Thursday, 2/15/18, 4:00 p.m. PST (724) 444-7444 Access Code 114379#, Pin 1#.

 


As I continue in the Book of Romans in today's Study in the Word,  let us turn our Bibles to Romans 5:17 ? 6:3:

Grace vs Conformation

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.?"  Romans 5:17-21 KJV

"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?   Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?"   Romans 6:1-3 KJV

In the previous Chapters, the Apostle Paul is discussing faith vs. deeds or works.  He talks about how Abraham was justified by his faith, knowing that he was old, but trusted God to manifest the promise of Isaac in Sarah?s womb.  Abraham had ?hope? that made him not ashamed.  Yet, he was saved by faith, not by his works.

And the Apostle Paul speaks on sin, the law, integrity and how the grace of God covers all sin.

Now he is explaining, beginning in verse 17, how and why it works this way.

I am glad this is our first study together in the Word, so that we may get this ?Grace? issue settled as we continue to walk through the Word of God.

In verse 17 the Apostle explains that because of Adam?s offense (referring to the Garden incident in Genesis Chapter 3) Jesus, who was prophesied (Genesis 3:15) would come and redeem mankind from this curse brought upon mankind because of Adam?s disobedience.  This disobedience, Romans 5:19, tells us caused mankind from that point in Genesis Chapter 3, to be born into sin. 

However, it was the obedience of Jesus to fulfill the promise/prophecy, is the propitiation (1 John 2:2) for our sins.  But because of sin, the law became priority and therefore, rituals were instituted/implemented (by God) so that mankind could make temporary restitution for sin, until Jesus fulfilled the prophesy.

Romans 5:20 continues and says, "But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound?"

And the Word of God tells us in John 3:16:

"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. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."  John 3:16-18 KJV

The Word of God confirms in the book of Ephesians, "by grace, through faith, we are saved."

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ."   Eph 2:8-13 KJV

Some have read that and say that grace covers all sin; however, we can't stop there.  We must continue with the Apostle's complete thought; which continues in Chapter Romans Chapter 6.

In Chapters 1 and 2, Apostle Paul discusses the wrath of God, sins and abominations (also referred to as iniquities) and judgment.   Some are outlined to demonstrate the severity of the sin nature itself.  And we know that grace covers all sin.

Now, we see that it is not our works that saves us.  However, our salvation is a gift from God that we receive because of our faith (as Abraham displayed).

I've asked the question of my listeners before, can you find the scripture, "once saved, always saved?" in the Bible.   If so, please submit it to me here in the comments, because I have not been able to find that one.

As I've discussed in many of my books, especially "Hindrances to Prayer", there is sin and then there is the lifestyle of sin where one is overtaken in the sin.  It is no longer something that one is fighting against, it is invited and no longer a stranger to the individual.  That is iniquity.

"21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."

While you fight or strive against the sin, grace will cover you.  However,  as the Apostle Paul continues in Romans Chapter 6:

"1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid."

For, we are to conform, as the Word tells us here. 

"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God?" Eph 6:13-17 KJV

"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."  Romans 8:13 KJV

"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."    Romans 8:29-30 KJV

If grace covers all sin, then why are we "predestined" to be conformed to the image of Jesus? We are to strive, to be like Jesus, as we continually mortify (by our own choice) the deeds of the body so that we can continue to live eternally with the Father (the Word of God tells).


Hindrances to Prayer The Handbook/Manual - Softcover

© 2016, 2013 - ISBN-13: 978-1484144466 / ISBN-10: 1484144465


  

Hindrances to Prayer The Handbook/Manual - Softcover

© 2016, 2013 - ISBN-13: 978-1484144466 / ISBN-10: 1484144465

This book reveals 12 Revelational Reasons why your prayers may not be working.  Learn How to Manifest Victory in Your Prayer Life.  Read as Apostle Ramona Haswell wields her Steel Bow Rake to bring you into the Rhema Revelation knowledge of "Hindrances to Prayer".  She brings you into an understanding of the strategies of the enemy which may be keeping you bound and defeated in the area of Prayer by teaching on the Spiritual Armor and how it relates to 12 Hindrances which, singularly or coupled with one another may bring strongholds into your life.  She also shows you how to break strongholds, delivering you from the wiles and snares of the enemy.

Read this book and shore up breaches in your wall, build up a resistance to the strategies of the enemy and break strongholds in your life so that you can get back on the battlefield fully equipped, a fortified  Soldier in the Army of the Lord, defeating the enemy on all sides! 

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If you desire to know more how to conform, might I refer you to my book, "Hindrances to Prayer" which gives great detail on "dying to self".  You may find more at: https://angel-heartgarrisoncollectiveworks.webs.com/  and click on the webstore button.

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