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Will your anchor hold.

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If you anchor off in the harbor of hatred or bitterness, happiness, peace and contentment will dock elsewhere and you will end up shipwrecked.


Gossip.

The same people who gossip about you to other people are that same people that will gossip to other people about you.


Take Heart.

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Take heart...God knows your heart and understands the reason you do what you do.

People who judge and condemn do not know our heart, but think they know theirs and conclude theirs is purer than ours, thus, feel justified to judge us in their self-righteousness.

Divided is not United.

The Church Jesus established and prayed for is to be the united community of the redeemed.
Not a divided segregation of religious denominational institutions.

Knowing God.

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From the advent of man it is apparent that mankind has had a desire to know and understand God. Many different things has been focused on in man's search for God including, the sun, stars, trees, mountains, rocks, seas, bears, wolves and of course religion. 

Some people view God as a far off Deity who is unapproachable and separates Himself from life on earth and is known through some belief, tradition, theology or doctrine. 
Other people view God has a law giver and a moral enforcer who takes pleasure in punishing the law breakers and moral degenerates by natural disasters, calamities and sickness and if that doesn't cause people to change, He will dam them to eternal punishment. Some people even think that God has badged them to be the defenders of the faith.
There are some people that by a delusional delusion are of the opinion that they themselves or some other person is God.
But all of these ideologies are delusional and not reality...they are figments of someone's warped…

Fleecing the Flock.

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To much FLEECING, to little FEEDING.

Scripture admonishes those who are leaders in the community of the redeemed to feed the flock of God, not to fleece the flock of their money.

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre (money), but of a ready mind; (1 Peter 5:2).

The Love of God

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You cannot go to where the Love of God cannot reach you.

There is no victory for the grave and there is no sting in death because death cannot separate us from the Love of God.

Grace Thrashers.

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Thrashers of the Grace Message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who promote that it advocates believers to indulge in a life of sinning is irresponsible judgementalisn, and stems from a perceived notion that believers lives are  to be governed by rules and regulatory commitments  by conforming to some standard of measurable attainment to  be a believer in God.
It boggles  my mind how law keeper believers come to the conclusion that sinning is okay after hearing that we are forgiven in living in Grace, and that God will never leave us or forsake us when we fall short. You have to wonder what’s in the heart of law-keepers when living in sin and sinning are the first thing that comes to their mind when offered security in in their  relationship with God. It indicates they are controlled by sin-consciousness rather than God-consciousness. 
God has provided a better way for believers to live by...by living in His grace and love by being led by His Spirit.
But if you are led by the Spirit, …

The Sin of Shunning.

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Yes...a believer is empowered by God's Grace to shun sin, but believers should never disassociate themselves from or shun sinners.

Shunning Sinners is a SIN.


Denial.

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Believers who live by the Law Gospel are in denial that from top to bottom the curtain to the Holy of Hollies was rent in twain, freeing people from our inability to keep a law that was impossible to keep.

Dead Doctrines.

If believers do not free themselves from the dogmatics of religious dogmatism in interpreting the bible, their doctrinal dogmatisims are the DEAD DOCRTRINES of men and of no spiritual value to the community of the redeemed, nor the community of humanity.

Is the Bible a LAW Book?

We have a lot of people who are self-proclaimed "doctrinal police" who believe that God has badged them to defend what they deem to be correct doctrine and to discredit with "proof texts" shot from their condemning firearm (mouth), the doctrines that does not line up with their perceived correct doctrine. They use this "proof texting" not only to kill what they propose to be incorrect doctrine, but also validate their "perceived correct" doctrine. This is the main focus of the "doctrinal police" bible reading and study.

The bible is not a "law book" for doctrinal police to find laws to establish or substantiate their version of interpretation of scripture and  accuse other people's interpretation as being againt the law that they found and interpreted to validate their "correct interpretation."
If we use the bible for that purpose, then our use is misuse, our understanding is  misunderstanding and o…

Tithing.

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Of all the lessons taught about giving found in the New Covenant, there is not a single lesson about tithing the tithe.

Religion gives very little truth out, in comparison to the tithe it takes in by lying about tithing the tithe.


Imprisoned Believers.

If self-righteous people were more concerned and content about being what God has called them to be and behaviorally demonstrate that "being" in the community of humanity...and less concerned about people not doing what they think they should be doing as per the way they see it...would not believers have a better chance to experience and live in the freedom wherewith Christ has made them free?

Believers are free to be who they are in Christ...not trapped in bondage to being what other people want them to be by conforming to their religious ideologies. 

Religious conformation is the prison that imprisons our transformation to transform into the likeness of Christ. 

Knowing who you are in Christ and being who you are in Christ is living in the freedom wherewith Christ has made us free.

The Cross is Proof that God Loves Sinners.

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Love and Mercy is what brought Jesus to the cross.

The Cross was because of God's desire to forgive sinners...not to condemn sinners to hell.

The Gospel came not by Moses, but by Jesus Christ.

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The Gospel of Grace not only frees us from the grip of sin by freeing us from the law, it frees us from what the law gospel people think or say about us because of their opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Manipulation.

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Judgment and condemnation even though based on the law, heaped on people to burden them with guilt because they may not agree with your religious philosophy, is devil inspired manipulation no matter how saintly and Holy Spirit led, you think you are.

God's Plan for the Community of Humanity. P3

We should be aware of the fact that the Bible is not an irrational nonsensical book that teaches nonsense. It does not teach that God breaks our bones when we sin (Psalm 51:8). It does not teach that broken bones rejoice (Psalm 51:8). It does not teach that our sins are purged with hyssop (Psalm 51:7). It does not teach that babies speak and tell lies as soon as they are born (Psalm 58:3). It does not teach that men go back into their mother's womb (Job 1:21). And it does not teach that the makeup of human beings is sinful as a result of being born condemned sinners (Psalm 51:5). These are all figurative expressions, and to interpret them as being literal, is to teach nonsense and is contrary to the contextual setting of the scriptures as well as the reality of how God made us. The bible is not a book that should be used to prove "man made" doctrines. It is a book that when understood and interpreted through the lens of Jesus reveals to us the character of God.

The nature…

God's Plan for the Community of Humanity. P2

Is it possible that the Grace Gospel "ONLY", is misunderstood by the Grace plus the Law Gospel people, and stems from a faulty understanding of sin and sinners, and a failure to understand the finished work of Christ on the cross. Why do humanity stand condemned as sinners in the sight of God? Are we sinners because we were born with fallen natures in a sinful world, or are we sinners because we have chosen to exercise our fallen natures in a rebellious way by not accepting God's free gift of salvation provided by His Grace? Depending on which doctrine you believe, two quite different gospels are are taught. The meanings of justification, the new birth, and sanctification are different depending on the gospel proclaimed. Differing understandings are held about our relationship with God while we are involved in personal sins and about whether we can have victory over sin in general.

The belief that human beings are condemned lost sinners because we are born with fallen nat…

God's Grace requires Effortlessness on our part.

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God's Grace is not weakened by the degree of our badness.

But it is weakened in our lives, by our self-efforts at striving for goodness. 

It is not that God's Grace becomes weak in itself, in that it loses its power...it doesn't...it cannot work its power in our lives because it is not compatible with our self-effort to help it work its work.


God's Plan for the Community of Humanity. P1

I question that within Christendom if the understanding regarding the plan of God for humanity is too short-sited, narrow-minded and limited?
I don't think the problem within Christendom regards the view that Jesus Christ is central to God's plan for the human race. It is that the religious world is under the illusion that along with Jesus Christ, religion is also a big part of God's plan, and without the religious system the plan of God for humanity would fall apart because of the belief that religion is the mechanism God has chosen to make Himself known to man. But that kind of thinking is an illusionary delusion of the religious illusionists, for God's plan for humanity needs no human effort to fulfill it therefore, no human effort will  defalt it. God initiated His plan for humanity without human participation and will bring His plan to fuition despite man's rebelious religious intervention. 
Along with the belief that religion has a part to play is the idea that…

Assembling Misapplication.

If our assembling in buildings for meetings is to listen to churchmen conduct churchianity, it is no more than a gathering get-together of like minded segregationists that as little-to-nothing to do with one's spirituality or being effective as the community of the redeemed in the community of humanity.

How is your Conscience.

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People who are “law-conscious” are sin-conscious.

People who are grace-conscious are “righteousness-conscious!"

“Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage (the law).” (Galatians 5:1)

Salvation is Transformation.

Salvation is not about REFORMATION, it is about TRANSFORMATION. 

God did not send Jesus to reform, refine, renew, redo, or even recreate us...He came to make us a complete NEW CREATION in Christ Jesus. He came to do away with, obliterate the our old nature and give us a NEW NATURE...HIMSELF. 
One of the most dangerous deceptive deceptions that has Christendom deceived by, is people sitting under teaching that is laced with a mixture of LAW and GRACE. The law can only administer death (2 Cor 3"6-7). On the other hand it is the Grace and Love of God that sets us free from the Law of sin and death.
This mixture of Law and Grace herald by religion administers death not life...therewith, is my denunciation of, and my premise that Jesus came to put an end to religion.
This Law/Grace Gospel deceptiveness is the reason that many in Christendom don't understand why their spiritual hunger is not satisfied, their failure to please God, and why the "peace that passes all understanding&q…

Grace has no Barrier.

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Sin, failure, imperfect faith, not going to "church", is no barrier to God's Amazing Grace and Love.

Because:

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Brennan Manning.
April 27, 1934 – April 12, 2013

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.”

A man who understood God's Grace made the following observation,and I quote.

“Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works–but our lives refute our faith. By and large, the gospel of grace is neither proclaimed, understood, nor lived. Too many Christians are living in a house of fear and not in the house of love.”

“Our huffing and puffing to impress God, our scrambling for brownie points, our thrashing about trying to fix ourselves while hiding our pettiness and wallowing in guilt are nauseating to God and are a flat out denial of the gospel of grace.”

The Greatest of these is Love.

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Jesus' Ministry.

Jesus' modus operandi in ministry was "doing good". Helping people, loving people, healing people, and fellowshipping with people who were not the favorites of the religious elite. Although he was judged as being negative, brash and heretical by the religious establishment because of his not conforming to their system and ways, He had a profound positive influence on the people the religious system of the day despised. These people were marveled by what He had to say because of His life living.

 His message was simplistic, He said you must become as a little CHILD to gain entrance into His Kingdom! He didn't preach Temple worship, He didn't preach going to church as going to a Sunday-programed-event-driven meeting and repeating "the sinner's prayer to enter His kingdom, He didn't preach difficult regulatory rules to follow. All he did was preach LOVE and show Love while living as a loved child of God, as He tried to lead God's people into Hid comm…

Love is Freedom.

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People are set free by LOVE.

 Jesus people are God LOVERS thus people LOVERS.

 People know those who are of God by their LOVE.

Stand Alone If You Must.

People who are members of the community of the redeemed and growing in relationship with Father will hunger for relational assembling with other members of His community. It will not be something obligatory as in attending what is called "church" event-driven meetings, rather, assembling is His gift to us to provide encouragement and fellowship for His community.

It is paramount that the redeemed  commune with each  other and share spiritual life together. This does not mandate the attending of event-driven meetings at specific times where it is believed that Church happens. 

People are to live in Jesus, then watch and see how He brings His body together. As believers it should be our desire to intentionally walk together as an expression of Jesus in His community of the redeeme...hearing and listening to Father together, sharing their lives and resources, encouraging and caring for each other and being involved in His work by Him doing His work through us. When we learn to fo…

What about our Witness?

When a man's religious convictions is displayed with contempt, arrogance and judgement toward sinners who do not subscribe to his religious convictions instead of understanding and compassion, be assured that religious pride, spiritual ignorance, and egotistical self-righteousness is paramount in his life.

Grace Opposers.

The Sinning Gospel, sleazy grace, false grace gospel, lovey dovey grace,  license to sin gospel, the lazy gospel, these terms are loosely thrown around by grace opposers who fail to understand God's grace, because of the deceptive deception of Satan they have a shrouded understanding regarding the fulfillment of the Law in Christ and that it  is no longer invoke to maintain the believer's relational relationship with God or for nonbelievers to gain a relationship with God.

The Grace and Law mixers are unaware that a stand against the Grace Gospel given to Paul by Jesus is a choice not to believe in Jesus and His grace. These grace opposers, without realizing it, are condemning themselves because in refusing to believe in Christ's grace message they are refusing to believe in Jesus Himself. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John (3:18)


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Nullifying God's Grace.

It is impossible to live with a positive outlook and understanding of God's love if you live with a negative outlook and a misunderstanding of God's Grace.

However, it is possible to accept, apply and experience God's Love and Grace without fully understanding it.

But, it is not possible to accept, apply and experience God's Love and grace by the mixing of God's Grace (the new wine) with the God' Law (the old wine) in old wine skins and calling it Grace, because Grace stands alone and the mixing of Grace plus anything is not Grace.

When it comes to Grace...Grace plus Law equals ZERO Grace.

Accepted We Are.

Our acceptance by the world, secular or religious is based on our performance in meeting the expected expectations of the systems.  Isn't it amazing that our acceptance by God is never based on our performance or the meeting of expected expectations. God's AMAZING GRACE accepts us as we are and who we are based on what He did...not what we do. We are accepted because He is love, and because of His love for us. His acceptance of us is freely given and not something to be earned by our performance to exceptional standards.
Jesus' finished work on the cross is God loving us, forgiving us, embracing and accepting us. His resurrection is empowering us, equipping us and releasing us in the community of the redeemed to saturate the community of humanity with Hs love. 
Don't fret, we are loved by God, He is not angry with you...disappointed in you...frustrated with you...forsaken you...or upset with you because of your short commings and failures. He does not turn His back on yo…

GOD'S AMAZING GRACE.

God's AMAZING GRACE is more powerful the your sin. In fact it is more powerful than the sins of the world and His “LOVE covers a multitude of sins.” The world may not accept you because of your sinfulness, religion may not accept you because of your sinfulness, but never forget, you are accepted in the beloved...Jesus that you might receive God's blessing.
No mater what your sin, He awaits with arms open wide to accept you as His beloved child as you come to Him...don't hid from God because of your sin as Adam and Eve did because of the sham and guilt they laid upon themselves. Even though they disobeyed God, He came to Them as usual to commune and fellowship with them, their sin did not cause God to leave them or forsake them.
When all hope is gone, and in the moment we decide to come to Him, we will find acceptance...not rejection...we will find rest in spite of the bondage we are in; and through His help, God will put us in the right place at the right time that we will…

Should Fear be a Motivator in a Believers Life?

If it is the fear of losing your salvation that is the motivator behind you living a holy life then your relationship with God is not based on His love and grace.

God do not use fear as a motivator for holiness. Dispite what you have been told directly or indirectly because of  your chosen religious preference, fear is NOT healthy. Fear has to do with punishment therefore, a person who lives in and with fear cannot be perfected in love...for if you were experiencing "perfect love" it would drive fear out of your life and living.

 "There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love [a]turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection]. (1 John 4:18)"

Why support a system whose very existance depends on fear as many religious believers do?

Supercharged Fuel.

If you do not run this Godly Race with Grace, you will slow your Pace and lose your Place with no one to plead your Case.

Love is the supercharged fuel of Grace that will ensure you finish Salvation's Race Base by Base with Grace, ensuring you will be in the right Place and able to look in Jesus' Face who pled your Case as you ran the Race with Grace.

Fuel up with God's LOVE!

Grace Unbelievers.

Grace unbelievers are controlled by a Grace-Hating-Spirit whose objective is to keep believers in bondage to the religious spirit that prevents the community of the redeemed from entering into the fullness of God, unable to comprehend His purpose and plan for the community of the humanity.

In Galatians 3 we read: O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? For as many as are of the works of the law are under the ...curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that contin…