-Do the dead works
talked about in Hebrews 9:14 refer
to sins of the flesh which cause death?
The dead works talked of
here refer to what Paul was speaking of in previous
to 13). James too talked of this:.James
Faith is important because
it gets you righteous without thinking that you must do good works to be
accepted by God:.Romans
Paul refers to the old
is 'righteousnesses', see 'Righteousness'
and 'Mosaic Law').as
gone when Christ died and rose again:.Hebrews
9:10. Christ was a so much greater 'tabernacle'.(tabernacle
is a dwelling place).by
comparison than all the various things required under the Old Testament
physical tabernacle (building).under
the Mosaic Law. Note words 'much more' in verse 14.
The dead works are works
some believed they should still do. Paul is saying these works are
dead because all the old is gone in favor of something much greater,
all chapter 9 a
couple of times.
Dead works involve
doing things one believes necessary to be in the Creator's favor, such
as were the ancient Mosaic Laws, which were
necessary in relating to God while that law was in effect. Now it's a defunct
law, no longer recognized by God as having import
in this era of the
Testament, this era of Christ.
Today dead works are attributed
by those lacking deeper knowledge and focus on the first part of Romans
6:23, perhaps not comprehending
the last part of that verse:.Romans
6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal
life through Emmanuel Christ our Lord.".If
you have eternal life, you are aligned
with God. And when aligned with the good God, well then:.1John
3:5 "And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins and
in him is no sin." Hebrews 9:14 "...Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge
your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Ephesians
Dead works involve doing
commandments, church going, whatever).to
get something from God.(blessings,
His favor, etc.).that
already freely given us in Christ, but now in error, one
may believe that he must do something to get it, in effect, bypassing Christ
for one's own form of 'righteousness':.Galatians
11:23 where it says that if we have faith we can cast mountains into
the sea and all things we pray about we will receive?
Does God lie?.Numbers
23:19; Titus 1:2. Whatever it is
you pray for, having first contemplated
on and gone into the silence about,
must come, or God is a liar! but, it does not say when. We have
to learn to live in trust that the Infinite Oneness of the universe works
all into the invisible
grid of life to benefit all. Like seeds, they all
have their own time; an oak tree takes a long while, a
baby a few months, a flower, not so long, etc. Emmanuel had an example:.Matthew
With us humans, we want it
now, or better yet - yesterday! In higher consciousness we can have it
now because there is no reason
for time. There are those on the Earth who can manifest immediately
what it is that they want. They have come far enough along in understanding
to both see and unlock the lock that prevented
it from immediately manifesting before.
We often lack the vision
to realize that the real living comes when we're
resurrected or changed and living
into eternity. Surely all promises, all desires will be fulfilled
beyond our wildest dreams, once we understand the 'kingdom
of God'. Hebrews the eleventh chapter talks of many who did see their
dreams fulfilled shortly and far off, by the inner seeing sight
11:33; 13, 39,40.
-What does it mean here.(2Corinthians
it talks of reprobates?
It simply is saying 'be certain
you are living from Christ
in you' that is, from the higher consciousness thinking prevalent
in the invisible
family of beings that comprises
the God realm.
This involves love in all you do. Why
love in all you do?
The word 'reprobates' would
be better rendered 'positive', or 'absolutely sure' or in other words,
hot! Be enthusiastic.
This word 'reprobates' is
pronoun, that is, it's dependent for its stress on the preceding word.
'Reprobates' is a 'leaning' an 'inclined' word.
It is saying '....except
you be positive', that is, 'if you are unsure Christ is in you'.
the entire verse to make it more understandable: 'Examine yourself to see
if you are sure you are in the faith and to prove this to yourself, ask
yourself this: "Am I absolutely sure that I am looking to Him in me.(that
is, seeking to live the higher consciousness ways),
or to myself.(living
as I have with an ordinary consciousness mindset),
thus being weak in the flow
of power from the Soul"' as verse 4 shows.
Verse 6 also has within it
the word 'reprobates' but here is different in the original Greek
meaning, which is 'able to stand the test' and is used by Paul to
explain that without Christ in us, we won't have the strength to 'do all
It is important, once one
to have confidence.(Philippians
what he believes:.James
From confidence that your
life is living in truth, comes
renewed energy with a new zest
for living. When a person lacks enthusiasm for life, the
connection of their spirit with the Soul, wrinkles.."When
your life is an expression of your deepest purpose, you are energized and
enthusiastic because you are connected to the creative flow of the universe.
Your actions bring fulfillment to you and benefit everyone affected by
your choices." ...Deepak
Chopra. Here's how to
find your deepest purpose.
From enthusiasm comes
creativity. A sad, sick resentful
and depressed person will lack creativity.
Decide to be happy! Do not.try.to
be happy, where you have to work on it, because nothing from God needs
work on it. It's all perfect already! Just
make a decision to be. Just put that in your mind and then go about your
daily life. Your spirit's connection with the
Soul of all will take care of the rest.
this will change you; that is, if you want to be changed.
And it is important to understand
that in Him we are assured of salvation.(Hebrews
1:21,24. That is why it is important to know sin
no longer counts:.1John
How stable one is in his
or her character is shown by how they are when dealing with bad news.
That's why it's important
to comprehend attitude is king, attitude
even poisons into good:.Luke
When one is sure
that he is righteous.(Isaiah
32:17), because of God's gift of
righteousness to him, this leads to
But sometimes we get discouraged,
from a lecture by Bruno Groening
in Rosenheim, Germany on November 7, 1958..'Even
though you feel well here today, you would collapse if you were to receive
some bad news now. What has it to do with the body if someone comes in
here with an evil, bad, sad piece of news? He, the human being takes that
into his body and then he is distressed. Just as a person has grown up
with lies or he is not used to anything else in life except the untruths
someone tells him, so that he has no more confidence, no more self-confidence
and also no more confidence in his neighbors. And if someone tells him
the truth, then he feels offended. I believe you have known me long enough
to know that I
the truth at each person's head. Though some people can't stand the truth,
even though they sometimes say things that are true. Be sure to always
encourage such a person by acknowledging any present positive stance
they may have. In this way one can tune into the person in a spiritual
way and develop rapport.
We are always under one guidance, the good
or the bad. We have to learn to distinguish
which is which. Is it good to do this? Is it good to do that? One has to
decide. And, what is good
to you? And, what would be bad? One has to convince
himself. It's important to meditate
so we don't get all mixed up, not knowing which way to turn, having so
much information of which all seems correct, yet it isn't.(Proverbs
14:12). Be on the qui
vive if you want to learn. You must come to know what you are worth
to yourself and know what you owe to your body. Have you released the things
that burden your heart? Do you carry them with you, affecting all you are?
Release them. How? We've
all had a taste of the evil.
'If no change results, there
is no right mindset.
Ask a question, any question of yourself, now, just as though you were
asking a question of someone you know well. Now, answer it. No answer yet?
Ok, put yourself in someone else's position, as though they are asking
you the question. Got the answer now? Get used to answering your own questions
this way. Ask Suby can help you here. You'll always get an answer. Perhaps
the answer will be another question to ask yourself. Keep drilling down
until you get the answer that is correct. When you say to yourself "I don't
get it", "I don't understand" or something like "Why is life going this
way for me" or "What advice would mom or dad give right now?", you'll get
an answer. We all have our good sides and our bad sides. Don't push anyone
away because you are experiencing one of their bad sides. What you have
is what you accept, that's what you take in, so take in the good and you'll
always have good.'
"You see, you can figure
it out for yourselves. But you were so used to everyone else always answering
your questions for you. You were lazy thinkers, I would have to say that,
-How do we."earnestly
the faith...as it says in Jude 1:3?
Fight your nature which is
telling you, even after Christ
is in you, that you are no good and a sinner. To do this one must select
and then guard his thoughts.
It's a narrow road to 'keep
one's nose to the grindstone':.Matthew
-If only faith is acceptable
11:6), why does it refer here.(1Peter
this being acceptable?
The words in this scripture
'acceptable with God', is 'grace of God' in the original. It is talking
about the effect of the nature of God in you; ...if you take it patiently,
this is the grace of God working in you to enable your patience.
can I increase my faith? I feel a great need to.
is faith different from belief?
did this woman have such great faith and some others, like me, don't seem
to have so much?