"Uniting Christian & Jewish Clergy from Around the World"
"And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.” As the Lord brought Israel out of bondage and gave them a land of their own for an eternal inheritance, the Lord has also promised all who believe in His Son to bring us all out of bondage and into a land flowing with milk and honey, an eternal Land, a kingdom of everlasting joy and peace. Salvation is appropriately in theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness. This is the great salvation. The Bible tells us this commandment, which is a repeated theme in the New Testament; Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. In the fear of the Lord and judgment and trembling as child who knows the power of their Father. Rejoice in trembling never forgetting that it was Christ by His Fathers will, that He gave His life to save us all from the bondage of sin. Wherefore, in either the presence of man or in solitude, remember that the Lord knows all, sees all and records all that a man does in this life. As the Lord heard the cries of the children of Israel, under bondage by the Egyptians, He heard the cries of the gentiles that were under bondage of sin and Satan. There was no salvation, no deliverance for us until God sent His Son to offer Himself as a sacrifice for all men, a lamb without spot or blemish, blood without sin. This is not to say that gentiles were without a judgment by God, on the contrary they were judged on their works, whether they were good or evil as stated by Paul in Romans 2:12 and 1st.Corinthians 9:21. And He brought us out...that He might bring us in. He has brought out many who will believe in His word and His Son, out from the weight and burdens of sin, sin that was destroying our bodies, minds and souls, sin that cared not for man nor has concern for our welfare or well being. Sin destroys a mans ability to think rationally, sin destroys man by deception. The Lord can bring us out of the bondage to alcohol, out of the bondage to drugs, out of the bondage to homosexuality, out of the bondage to adultery, out of the bondage to greed, lust, pride, and even demon possession, yes demons really exist and have taken over multitudes with deception and false doctrines. Remember the old song, “Just as I am”? Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. This song reminds me of the reason that the Lord sent His Son, without one plea, no excuse or reason for our sin, our iniquities, our unrighteousness, no reason that we should receive a pardon or forgiveness, we have no excuse to present before God that He would accept, for even the Lord says; “If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.” The Lord can bring us out of the bondage because of the blood shed by Jesus upon the cross. Our righteousness is as filthy rags before God and we are able to enter into His kingdom, through Christ because acceptance of the Lords great salvation cloths us in Gods righteousness, as it is written, not by works but through faith. Each and every man living upon this earth has at one time or another heard the word of God and for this reason no man will have excuse. The enemies of the cross of Christ have been mobilized against all aspects of Christianity and Gods word. They have sought to silence it from the beginning and will continue to do so until the time of Christ return, when Christ will eliminate all false religions, doctrines and Gods, for it is written that He shall rule the nations with a rod of iron. Many today have fallen victim to false doctrine and the influence of anti-Christ. They have divided the church body, being now called liberal and conservative, in Christ there is no division, we either believe in Christ or we do not, we either believe in Gods word or we do not, we either stand on the truth or we fall into darkness. When the Lord brings men out of bondage many times men will once again set themselves up to once again being in bondage as spoke of here; “ For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.” We are set free from our bondage of this world through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, the Son and only begotten Son of God. This statement will, if men have their way will become unlawful to say, but the true followers of God, who have been set free from bondage, will not fear what man can do to them. In these end days many shall return into bondage of sin because they have forgotten who they were before they were saved, forgotten who they were to serve and follow, forgotten what the Holy Spirit had taught them about the truth of Gods word, forgotten all the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven that that they were enlightened into, they have forgotten God. And He brought us out of sin, forgiven, sanctified and justified...that He might bring us in, into His kingdom, His rest and His family. ars Deuteronomy 6:23