Waiting> Thank you for trying to explain it. Sadly I still don't get it. Works is works. Faith/beleif is faith/beleif. . . I apologize in
advance. . from what I have seen it goes something like...
One of the most difficult Bible teachings is the truth that God chooses us and NOBODY chooses Him. There is no preacher on this planet ready to
preach the Gospel to you, until God taps him on the shoulder and sends him your way. A person does not simply wake up one morning and say, “Hey, I
am going to become a Christian today.” Anyone can join a ‘Denomination’ that way, but that will never place you “IN” Christ Jesus. You
keep harping on this ‘faith/belief’ concept, but do not know about the ‘faith of Jesus’ required to actually allow someone to truly
‘believe’ (Ephesians 1:13+14) the gospel. That faith comes by ‘hearing the word concerning Christ’ (Romans 10:17), which is the gospel
itself. Hearing in this sense has little to do with your ears, but has everything to do with your willingness to place yourself into the position of
You told your child not to play in the street, but look out there five minutes later to find him on the other side of the road. Then you march out
there and take him by the ear to lead him home, saying, “I told you not to cross the street, do you HEAR ME?!” Of course the lad hears you,
because his ears are working just fine; but that is not your true intention at all. You want to know if he is ‘now’ ready to be ‘obedient’ to
your commands. Suppose God sent me to preach the Gospel to you: I would tell you that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Romans 1:4) and He died for our
sins and God raised Him from the dead on the third day (1Cor. 15:3+4); that our redemption is “IN” Christ (Romans 3:24) and our forgiveness is
through His precious blood (Eph. 1:7). The Holy Spirit in my mortal body (1Cor. 3:16, 6:19) is surrounding you in anticipation of handing you the
‘faith of Jesus,’ but He is looking for that opening of ‘hearing’ in the form of your placing yourself into the right position; exactly like
you are wanting to see in your child now on your side of the street. If you look into His eyes with the affirmative “Yes,” even without uttering
one sound, then the Holy Spirit Himself ‘seals’ you (Eph. 1:13+14) into the ‘one body’ (1Cor. 12:27) for the ‘day of redemption’ (Eph.
The key is that the Holy Spirit actually baptizes you into Christ (Gal. 3:27) on the cross 2000 years ago, so you can be “crucified with Christ”
(Galatians 2:20). That allows God to THEN raise up you with Christ (Col. 3:1-3) and seat you in the heavenly places with Him “IN” Christ Jesus
(Ephesians 2:6). You are only introduced to God’s ‘grace’ through the same ‘faith of Jesus’ given you by the Holy Spirit upon ‘hearing’
(becoming obedient) to the Gospel.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our
introduction BY FAITH into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1+2.
Waiting > "Salvation is born through faith that Jesus Christ is your lord ans saviour and through beleiving that he died for your
Not exactly. Believing that Jesus is Lord AND God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9) are component precepts teaching our ‘doctrine of
salvation’ for today. However, you are saved by God’s grace through faith apart from works (Eph. 2:8+9) and adding the tiniest itsy bitsy little
“WORK” makes “VOID” (1Cor. 1:17) the power of the cross to save anyone. I preach the Gospel and you either believe it or disbelieve it –
Period! There are no prayers, songs, water baptisms or any other WORK to be added to the Gospel of your salvation:
“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were
sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own
possession, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13+14.
Dying with Christ to be raised with Him fulfills the requirement that “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to DIE ONCE and after this comes
judgment. . .”. Hebrews 9:27.
God raised you up with Christ “IN” Him and seated you Both “IN” the heavenly places “IN” Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6). The fact that Christ
has been raised means you have been forgiven of all sins, because God placed everything on Him on your behalf (2Cor. 5:21). We already know this
makes NO SENSE at all, which is part of how and why God choose things to be this way.
“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness
of the message preached to save those WHO BELIEVE.” 1Corinthians 1:21.
Suppose we lined up every man and woman here on the eastern shores of the USA and everyone who can swim to Europe would be saved. How many would make
it? Zero? Nobody here is capable of paying for their own transgressions against God that have been carried out far beyond the realm of time and
space itself. Everyone here is standing before our God in His Infinite Realm for crimes connected to the Satanic Rebellion and “He” is calling
“Only” those to Him found “innocent” of those crimes. If you stand guilty in God’s Infinite Realm where “Your are gods” (Psalm 82:6,
John 10:34), then NOTHING in this universe is going to save you. However, when God judges you and things go in your favor, then He sends somebody
just like me to offer the Gospel concerning His Only Begotten Son; that by ‘hearing’ you will be numbered among the ‘sons of God’ (Romans
8:145, 19, Gal. 3:26, etc.).
Waiting > That is something I can not see .
Many believe Christianity is a Religion, but in truth it is ‘a faith’ and a relationship between you and our God through His Son by the power of
the Holy Spirit in our mortal bodies. Having the faith of Jesus inside (Christ in you = Col. 1:27) is also having the ability to jump out on nothing
to land on something that God has placed there specifically for you. The saved walk by faith and not by sight (2Cor. 5:7) to follow the Spirit and
not the flesh (Gal. 5:16-18). Waiting until you can see it takes the ‘faith’ aspect right out of the picture.
In Christ Jesus,