Friday, August 17, 2012

The Conditional Love of God- Part 10


If Salvation or deliverance from sin/s against God or the Godkind could not have been achieved prior to the death of the Manhood-Humanity-Flesh of “God in the Flesh” or “God Incarnate”- the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ, all because That Manhood of His has not shed blood yet (Hebrews 9:22), how were Zechariah and Elisabeth (i.e., John the Baptist’s parents) both accounted holy-innocent-righteous-just and faultless or blameless before God during their days (Luke 1:5-6), when the Lord Jesus Christ has not taken yet Human form (i.e., Anthropomorphism- Philippians 2:7-8)?

In fact, when Elisabeth was 6 months pregnant with her baby John the Baptist, as her cousin “the blessed (Luke 11:27-28) Mary” visited her in her house, when Elisabeth heard Mary’s salutation or greeting to her, the babe John the Baptist leaped in the womb or uterus of Elisabeth and she (i.e., Elisabeth) got filled with God the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:36-41).

Moreover, 8 days immediately after the birth of John the Baptist 3 months thenceforth-thenceforward-thereafter, his father Zechariah got filled with God the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:59-60, 67-68), as well!

Since the couple Zechariah and Elisabeth were both righteous and blameless by virtue of adherence to the Personal God of the Israelites (i.e., Christ), they could not have been filled with God the Holy Spirit without their inherent sinfulness (Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12; 3:10, 23) solved or settled or nullified.

How come Simeon was already reckoned-considered-accounted-described-reported holy or innocent or righteous or just and devout or pious or Godly prior to the death (and even birth) of the Manhood-Humanity-Flesh of the Lord Jesus Christ? And besides, God the Holy Spirit was already upon him (Luke 2:25)!

Whom is he waiting for? Simeon is waiting for the coming of the Messiah or the Anointed or the Christ “inbodily form (i.e., physical constitution or Flesh- Colossians 2:8-9), who will bring consolation-comfort-solace to the Israelites.

Therefore, God the Holy Spirit had directed or pointed Simeon to Jesus whom those days had to be brought as a babe into the temple (Luke 2:26-27), being indwelt by His Godhood (Matthew 1:23-25; I Timothy 3:16).

In essence, a Holy Spirit driven-inspired-directed-motivated life like that of Simeon’s is Christ- aimed or focused or centered!

Aside from the 12 Disciples or Apostles of the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ, He had to later on appoint 70 others which had also become His followers or adherents. In the same manner, the Lord Jesus sent them by twos before Him, into every city and place where He would come (Luke 10:1) to facilitate and advance-further-promote His ministry and Kingdom.

In other words, the Lord Jesus Christ had made them His co- laborers into His great-abundant-plenteous harvest of souls for Himself (Luke 10:2). Of course, the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ could not have employed them into His soul- winning ministry if they, themselves, were not yet saved or delivered from their sin/s (Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12; 3:10, 23) by the Lord Jesus Christ, all because Christ’s Manhood-Humanity-Flesh has not been crucified yet unto death, via shedding of blood (Hebrews 9:22)!

Thus, after having been sent by the Lord Jesus, the 70 others returned to Him with joy-gladness-delight saying, “Lord, even the devils or demons are subject-obedient unto us through Your name!”

Jesus had to retort or answer back, “I have seen Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold-lo-look-see, I give unto you power-right-strength-authority to tread or trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you!

Notwithstanding-nevertheless, don’t rejoice in this that the spirits are subject or obedient unto you, but instead, rejoice or be glad or be happy that your names are written in heaven!!!(Luke 10:17-20)”

With utmost-extreme-maximum clarity, we can see that at this very point in time, these 70 other Disciples of the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ are definitely saved or delivered from their built- in or inherent sinfulness (Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12; 3:10, 23), since their names are already written in heaven as per confirmation-validation-substantiation by Christ Jesus- the Lord and Master of all, Himself. And to think, the Manhood of the same “God Incarnate” has not died and shed blood yet (Hebrews 9:22)!

Can one forfeit or lose his or her Salvation, once truly secured-obtained-gained? Again, we give the answer--- Yes!!!

Since there is no other Salvation (i.e., from sin/s) in the entire Bible or Holy Scriptures except the very Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, if you get to disown or reject or leave or forsake Him, after having previously received or accepted Him, you will certainly forfeit or lose Him, not only as your Salvation, but even as your All in all (Colossians 3:11B; Joshua 24:20; II Chronicles 15:2B).

In Revelation 20:11-15, the sole-only-exclusive Personally directly visible, approachable and accessible the King of kings and the Lord of lords is sitting in His great white throne to render His last and final judgment on all the humankind (John 5:22) that have died in the world or cosmos or universe.

Hence, all their dead bodies (whether still intact, decomposing, or already putrefied-decayed-decomposed-disintegrated) were quickened or made alive by being reconstituted to their corresponding spirits and souls (whether in Heaven or Hell), thus obtaining resurrected, immortalized bodies.

Then, all these resurrected (i.e., made alive, no longer to die) and immortalized (i.e., rendered deathless) persons-individuals-selves-beings-members belonging to the humankind were made to stand before the presence of the majestic-royal-glorious Christ Jesus while He sits in His Kingly throne to have them judged for the last time (John 5:28-29).

In the same manner, all demons in Hell were made to stand and appear as well, before This splendid-regal King!

Furthermore, the record Books in heaven were opened for an accurate audit or account of what each createdkind had done throughout that one’s lifetime (II Corinthians 5:10).

Likewise, the Book of Life (i.e., of the Lamb- Revelation 13:8) was opened to find out whose names among the Angelkind and the humankind are to be found or not to be found in it.

Therefore, all those not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life were thrown into the Lake of Fire, including Hell and all that are therein!!!

Can a person whose name is already written in heaven because his or her name is already written in the Lamb’s Book of Life still have his or her name blotted out or removed from it?

In Exodus 32:31-33, Moses was begging the Personally and directly Self- revealing LORD (i.e., Yahweh or Jehovah) God of Israel or the Israelites (i.e., Christ) to excuse-pardon-forgive the sin/s of the Israelites of having made and worshipped a golden calf while Moses was on the top of Mount Sinai away from the Israelites for 40 days and 40 nights, while being instructed by the Lord Jesus Christ.

In Moses’ pleading, he was telling the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ, “Lord, forgive their sin. And if not, remove me from or blot me out of Your Book which You have written.”

Christ Jesus- the LORD and Master of all responded back to Moses by saying, “The one who has sinned against Me, that one (i.e., him or her) will I blot out of My Book!”

In other words, even if your name is already written in heaven or recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life by virtue of believing (John 1:12) and adhering to (I Timothy 6:12; I John 5:20; Galatians 2:20) the Lord Jesus Christ, the moment you stopped believing and adhering to Jesus, the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ will have your name blotted out-erased-removed from heaven or from His Book.

In John 6:66-71, many of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Disciples went back-drew back-retracted-retreated-withdrew and walked no more with Him when they got offended “in” Him because of His very words, so difficult for them to bear-endure-accept.

Thus, the Lord Jesus asked the 12 Disciples, saying, “Will you also go away?” Yet, Peter retorted or answered back, saying, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of Eternal Life!

And we believe and are sure that You are the Christ-Messiah-Anointed, the Son of the Living God!”

Jesus then responded, “Have I not chosen you 12? One of you is a devil!”

The Lord Jesus Christ was referring to Judas Iscariot who at this very point in time was seemingly-ostensibly-apparently (i.e., from appearances alone) still loyal (i.e., having his allegiance-commitment-dedication) to Jesus by virtue of the fact that he would also be often seen where people were having gatherings for Jesus, but “in his spirit”, he is already opposed or against Jesus and is already determined to have Jesus betrayed (i.e., delivered to His enemies), for pecuniary or monetary considerations.

Since the love of God is conditional, one’s name can still be blotted out-rubbed out-erased-removed from the Lamb’s Book of Life, even though it was already previously written there!

While we are still living in this world, our names could still be written or removed from Christ’s Book (i.e., the Lamb’s Book of Life) there in heaven (i.e., 3rd Heaven or Paradise), but once we get to die biophysically or biologically, our names written or not written there can no longer be modified-changed-altered!  

The key to a successful Christian life is not the lack of failures, but the conquest of such failures with persistence, tenacity and perseverance through our Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:12-14; Romans 8:35-39; John 16:33; I John 5:4; I Timothy 6:12; I John 5:20; Philippians 4:13; II Timothy 4:7). 

Remove Christ Jesus from the scene-spectacle-milieu-scenario and your Christian life will be merely reduced to nothing at all because only “in” the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ can anyone be made complete (Colossians 2:10; Romans 11:36; Colossians 3:11B)!              

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