Friday, May 18, 2018

For the cause of Christ

We are here to spread the Gospel around the globe. Thank you for stopping by and using the resources that God has provided. May the Lord bless your life and ministry richly.

---Rick Roehm

Sunday, April 15, 2018

What is the true Gospel? (pt.2)

The Gospel message being what the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms said about the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ was to go beyond the Jewish nation to the Gentile world. The revelation of Christ concealed in the writings of the Word of God to the Jew first was now revealed to all humanity through preaching. The basis of the Gospel was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy concerning Christ as the Messiah. These prophecies were vaguely recognized by the Jew through the Holy Scriptures and totally unknown to the Gentile world.

·          Rom 16:25-26…Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

The purpose of the Gospel was to offer the power and presence of Christ to an unsaved world. Saint Luke described the Gospel as a means of repentance and remission of sins. Mark described the Gospel as a means of being saved.  The Apostle Paul described the Gospel as the power of God unto salvation. Repentance, remission of sins, and salvation for the soul is the power of the God that comes through the Gospel message. How? Through man’s belief in Christ as Savior and Lord based on what was written.

·          Rom 1:16…For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth

Records show that men of old that preached the Gospel were Jewish men. The Gospel message recorded in the Holy Scriptures came through the Jewish nation. The Jewish people from whom the Word of God came have always kept perfect records and perfect genealogies concerning the Messianic lineage. Jesus was a Jew, the 12 Apostles were Jewish, and the Word of God was written by, and given to the Jew. This is the reason why the Apostle Paul said the Gospel was to…the Jew first.

·          Rom 1:16…For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

The Apostle Paul clarified what the Gospel was in the following verses. As a knowledgeable Jew concerning the Law of Moses yet later converted to Christianity, Paul understood how the truth of the Gospel was derived from the Holy Scriptures.

·          1 Corinthians 15:1-4… Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

·          Rom 1:1-5…Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

The above verses point to the prophetic truth of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ written in the Scriptures. The Grace of God was given to man and received by man through faith in Christ. Faith came by hearing the Word of God. The Word of God confirmed the person of Christ through preaching. The Word of God preached by the Apostles was Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms concerning Christ.  Remember the New Testament Epistles had not been written yet. 

The ministry of the Holy Spirit upon the human soul actually confirms the truth of the Word of God through the Gospel message. This same Gospel message preached today contains the same person of Christ preached in the first century… in repentance, redemption, and the forgiveness of sins.

·          Acts 13:38-39…Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Prophecy reveals and confirms the truth about Christ. Messianic Prophecy goes back to the Garden of Eden where God promised a Savior to the Serpent, after the serpent caused the fall of man…Genesis 3:15.  Genesis 3:15 was the first prophetic utterance of the promised Savior. This Prophecy concerning Christ was written in Genesis, the first book of the Law of Moses. It was concealed for centuries but revealed in part when the Messiah actually came. Now, in the Church Age it’s revealed more through the power of a Living Savior and the work of the Holy Spirit. Even more is to be revealed after the Rapture of the church, and the second coming of our Lord in the Kingdom Age to restore Israel. Christ with all power and authority over the devil through the ages is the central theme of this verse.

·          Gen 3:15…And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel

·          1 John 3:8…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible…Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Leviticus. Being the Holy Scriptures for the Hebrew, the Nation of Israel, and the Jewish people the first five books of the Bible were called the Law of Moses. The Law of Moses pointed to the Messiahship of Christ. The Gospel can be preached from prophecy contained within the Law of Moses.

·          John 5:46…For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Adam's Sin

In the Greek text - Adam's sin reigned in fallen man. It was termed as "the sin" in the Greek text :

Romans 5:21...That as (the) sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness “by” Christ

Imputed righteousness is an act of God’s Grace that takes away guilt from the human conscience caused from all sins of the past. When forgiveness and remission of sins takes place God declares the believing soul, “Righteous”. When God speaks pardon to the human soul…no longer is this believer in Christ criminal in the eyes of God. Natural rebellion against God is taken away. The heart is forgiven from all sins of the past life and made clean and holy. Imputed righteousness, a gift of God’s Grace… is the beginning of a new life in Christ.

Romans 3:23-26…Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Getting right in Christ (imputed righteousness) is a blessing of God’s Grace where the heart is made clean and the past life of sin is removed. Staying right in Christ (imparted righteousness) is even a greater blessing of God’s Grace but relates to the present tense heart and life of a child of God. Staying right is a present tense operation of God’s Grace that is “imparted” to the human soul…by a living active Christ. Righteousness by Grace keeps the heart clean and the conscience clear from the guilt of sin. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness by Christ points to a “present tense” impartation of righteousness. Imparted righteousness enables the believer to keep his Christian heart and life in constant harmony with the Spirit of God.

Philippians 1:11…Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ

Being “filled” with “fruits” of righteousness, shows fruits plural in meaning. Fruits plural indicate that Salvation is not limited to imputed righteousness for past sins only… and that a child of God can be “filled” with imparted blessings of righteousness everyday of his life as Christian. The righteous heart and life in the eyes of God brings joy, peace, and contentment to the believing soul. So much, that he wants to tell the world about his blessing received, “from and by a living Christ”.

Romans 10:10…With the heart man believeth unto righteousness. With the mouth confession is made unto Salvation.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Hubert T. Lindsey's ministry is now going places...even on Facebook

Facebook is now publicizing Holy Hubert...check it out!

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Never dreamed we'd being going around the globe...WRONG! WE ARE! In the name of Christ.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christ centered - 2018

Have a Happy Christ centered 2018...

We appreciate you stopping by to share Christ, the Bible, and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit with us.

---Rick Roehm