Friday, May 29, 2015

My God, My God

Psalm 22:1
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

This is a messianic psalm about the Lord Jesus on the cross.  “My God [that’s the Father], my God [that’s the Holy Ghost], why has thou forsaken me?”  He was fulfilling this passage on the cross. When God made his soul an offering for sin, they left him (at least, the Father and the Spirit did [for a time], [even tho] he (the Son) is God, as well.)    

“why are thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?" What we are going to find out is, because he is holy, and when Christ became sin (the embodiment of all the sin of all mankind—your sin, my sin, all the sins from Adam on to the last man), God turned his back on his own Son for the first time in all eternity.  This is interesting. 

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

I am a worm, and no man” his soul became an offering for sin and he became a worm—that is the [state of the] soul in the second death. 

Mark 9:44, 46, 48
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

A reproach of men and despised of the people.” He was rejected by Israel and unbelievers, and they put him on that cruel and criminal cross instead of sacrificing their Messiah by faith on the altar in the temple.  That was why he showed himself, why he would heal somebody and tell them to go and tell the priests and offer the sacrifice.  That priest was supposed to look at the leper and say: ‘Who did this?  The Lord.  Oh, the messiah is here; we need to sacrifice him at the temple.'   But they didn’t do that.  Instead of sacrificing him by faith like Abraham did Isaac, in type, they rejected him, even to the death of the cross.  He was obedient to His Father; He was willing to die for Israel in the temple on the altar by faith, and even worse Paul tells us…the death of the cross, by wicked hands (Philippians 2:8; Acts 2:23). 

Psalm 22:20-21
Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.  Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

In Israel, you could run for refuge and go to the temple and hold on to the horns of the altar.  I think the Lord understood that he should be accepted by the people and be sacrificed in righteousness.  But then, he sees himself on the cross; and what we learn from Hebrews is, in God’s eyes, that was the altar.  The Son did his part (he was faithful), but Israel rejected him.   

Hebrews 2:10
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

This is a transcribed excerpt from a message in the series on Hebrews

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pastor Ron's messages while on trip to Minnesota, May 2015

May 17, 2015

An informal Q&A

An informal Q&A

An informal Q&A

Q#1:  What does it mean to do the work of an evangelist (2 Timothy 4:5)?
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Q#2: Please explain Romans 2:16...
~In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Q#3:  Is it possible to be a preacher, have a church, yet not serve the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 15:18)?
 ~For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.  

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

From the archives...

Second Thessalonians

Are you interested in end-time prophecy studies?   This series of lessons provides much understanding from a rightly divided perspective...the correct perspective we are to have in order to be found an approved workman of God that will not be ashamed as we stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ.  (2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Corinthians 3:9-15 KJB)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Why does God require a blood sacrifice?

Leviticus 17:11 KJB
And the life of the flesh is in the blood  

People ask, why does God require a blood sacrifice?  Because, already from the beginning, when he created Adam and Adam’s blood flowed before he even fell, that life of his flesh was in his blood.  And when Adam sinned, he died spiritually and over a long process of 930 years, his body started to die and decay.  But, God redeemed their spirit and soul by covering them, by killing an animal and giving them coats of skin. 

What God was teaching them was to say:  
'You see that blood?  That blood was life, and that blood was shed for your sin.  An innocent had to die for your guilt!'  

And that all is a picture of what Christ did for us—he shed his blood, his innocent blood so as to redeem us. 

That is why God requires blood.  But, those other bible versions take out reference to the blood. 

Colossians 1:14  KJB
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Why take out the blood?  The blood is the issue! need to think about that. 

This is a transcribed excerpt from 22 Jesus, Israel’s Word of God R.K..mp3,
a study in the series on the book of Hebrews

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The heir of all things--Psalms 2, expounded (transcribed excerpt)

Hebrews 1:2
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

We are going to look at the issue of heir of all things. In the Jewish culture, the firstborn son is the heir that gets the double portion.

Deuteronomy 21:15-17
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:

Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:

But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

Israel was that as a nation, so they will get the adoption as sons.

Exodus 4:22
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:

But the one that is the true Israel is the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the Son of God. 

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born [through Mary], unto us a son is given: [that is his deity]

A child is borna son is given, this is his humanity and deity in one.  He is called the “mighty God,” they should have known he was God. 

What does it mean he is the heir of all things?  You’re familiar with the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24:1; 1 Corinthians 10:26, 28).    Let’s look at Psalm 2

Psalm 2
1 Why do the heathen [Gentiles] rage, and the people [Israel] imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed [ in Acts 4:26, it says “Christ”…this is relating to God, the Father, and his Son], saying, 

3 Let us break their bands asunder [‘Get them off us!  We don’t them telling us what to do], and cast away their cords from us. [This is the attitude of humanity.  They don’t want God telling them what to do and therefore be accountable.]

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall […’bite his nails and be nervous.’ Is that what it says?  No, he shall] laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  [‘Derision’ is during the seventieh week of Daniel]

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.  [Men’s hearts shall fail them for fear as they look after the things which are coming on the earth. (Luke 21:26)]

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.  [God says:  ‘My Son is going to sit on that throne!’]

7 I will declare the decree [I want you to know there is going to be an official coronation of the Lord Jesus Christ!  Look at the old testament.  When Israel anointed a new king, there was a celebration, a coronation.  It is going to be the same for the Lord Jesus.  The decree shall be declared: ‘Hear ye, O Israel!  This is your King:  Jesus, the Son of God!!]: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son [the “Son!”  That is why he has appointed the Son the ‘heir of all things.’]; this day have I begotten thee.

The word ‘begotten’ has to do with resurrection from [and of] the dead.  The new bibles change John 3:16 and they mess up the doctrine.  They change it from ‘only begotten son’ to ‘only son.’ Christ is not his only son!!  The angels are the sons of God (Job 1:6; 38:7); the nation Israel is the son of God (Exodus 4:22 KJB); the Body of Christ are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).  He has all types of sons, but his only ‘begotten’ son, the only one that ever died and rose again—not from the dead—but, of the dead; never to die again.  Lazarus rose from the dead, but he died again.  Many people died and rose again in Israel’s history, only to die again. 

Begotten means his resurrection of the dead, never to die again.  That is why in John (because John is a book that looks toward the future), Christ said a lot of futuristic things—he is Jehovah, he speaks those things that are not as though they were.  People get all confused with John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Revelation.  They are all future from their author—God has him write about the future.  God, the Holy Spirit, took John almost two thousand years ago, transporting him into a future date, future from us.  He was there, he saw this stuff and put it in words in the book of Revelation that he could use in the first century.   Understand that he was there in the Day of the Lord:   I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, (Revelation 1:10).  That  wasn’t ‘Sunday’ that was the Tribulation.  He saw these things and he fainted (they had to pick him up) because he saw what was going to happen to Israel.  

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen [the Gentiles] for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness therein!  Can I tell you, that that one thousand year millennial kingdom is the first installment.  What he is going to be doing is what Isaiah 11:9 says when his word will get to every person on earth so they can have a testimony to know the Lord.  He’s going to also reverse the curse and, starting from Jerusalem, there will be healing waters that flow out of the Temple that will turn the Dead Sea into where they can fish.  There are going to be trees of life lining the whole path there where the nations are going to come for healing.  It’s going to be wonderful in the Kingdom.  The earth will go back to how he made it for Adam.  People are going to be living a long life.   A person that dies in his sin at 100 will be considered a youth.  People are going to be living 800, 900 years, if they don’t die under the law. 

The Lord is going to get the heathen, the people and the land—the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession. 

How’s he going to do it?   He’ll rule with a rod of iron. 

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron [force!  Judgment! Justice applied!]; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 

He isn’t going to be playing.  Does that mean God wants to destroy them?  No.  He’s giving them some instruction:  be wise now…It’s funny, but when God sent Paul in Acts 9 he said I want you to go to Gentiles and kings. Give their rulers some understanding to flee from the wrath to come.  Because, in my long suffering, I’m holding back that wrath but you don’t know when I’m going to let it out and neither will they.  Now then, it’s been nearly two thousand years.  God is patient and longsuffering.  Patience has to do with waiting patiently without  complaining, peace under pressure.  Longsuffering is holding back your wrath.  Look at Paul, he’s the example.  But it’s not going to be forever. 

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. [“trembling”…understand this, he isn’t going to play.] 

12 Kiss the Son the one that is going to inherit all things.  This is regarding the earth, but we learn from Paul that it is through the Body of Christ that he is going to possess the heaven, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way they are going to be under that Law and if they don’t perform, they will die and go directly into Hell, then ultimately the Lake of Fire after the great white throne judgment at the end of the thousand years, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

This is a transcribed excerpt from 02 Are These the Last Days,
a study in the series on the book of Hebrews

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Asking questions is imperative...

Is it your heart's desire to know all that the Lord has for you? 

Proverbs 2:1-6 KJB
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;  Yea, if thou criest [earnestly seek] after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice [ask questions] for understanding;  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.  For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The REWARD of the Inheritance

Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive
the reward of the inheritance:
for ye serve the Lord Christ.
~Colossians 3:24~

According to the grace of God...I have laid the foundation...
how he buildeth thereupon.

If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, 

If any man's work shall be burned, 
but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
~1 Corinthians 3: 10, 14-15~

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