The faith movement says …If we are feeling sick we need to fight it off by faith by not confessing our symptoms, but stand on the word and say out loud, I’m healed, by his stripes I’m healed. Don’t look at the symptoms, but just stand on the promise and don’t waver or doubt.
Isa.53:5 SLT: ‘And he being wounded for our transgressions, and crushed from our iniquities, the correction of our peace upon him, and in the marks of his stripes it was healed for us’. What was healed? Those as: ‘for our transgressions, our iniquities, our peace upon him’. This part of v.5 is the subject, the ‘it’. Ch. 53 is totally about our sin. Our sin separated us from Him, Our sin ‘Your iniquities have separated you from your God’, and Christ brought peace, Eph.5:17.
When people are convinced they are the elect, it is possible that they walk the Christian life knowing or thinking that they are secure and look at legalistic doings instead of growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. They think Arminians major on experience. Maybe so. Maybe not. The Presbyterians do have the danger of sticking so much to infallible doctrine and dogma that it becomes the measuring stick.
It is rather common knowledge that John Nelson Darby, Exclusive Brethren, was the one who introduced Dispensationalism and present End Time beliefs into the U.S.A. That has been to the detriment of the beliefs of millions. He followed the teachings of a former Jesuit priest and was Kabbalistic.
Galatians was written by Paul. It was sent to the Galatians. They did not lose it. Paul had been there, during his first missionary journey, Acts 13,14. He went again, in Acts 16:6. This letter was sent to other churches. Many think it is the most important religious document of mankind. It was written about 50A.D. from Corinth.
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Throughout we have given a variety of translations using “/”. This sign indicates that the phrase or sentence quoted is from a different translation.
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated in her deeds.”
“In the beloved”
Ephesus was the leading city of Asia Minor at the time of the writing of the book of Ephesus. She had a port through which the Roman Proconsuls entered into the province. There was great wealth in the city. The goddess, Artemis, was the deity”whom all Asia and the civilised world worshipped”. At the same time, a shrine and a great altar of the Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar, was placed in the sacred area of the goddess.
When we read Hebrews we have to say that it is one of the most wonderful and interesting books in the whole Bible. It seems to be neglected by many and some say they cannot understand it.
The Holy Spirit will help us.
Amos 9:11,12 and Acts 15:16,17
“On that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen, and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old. In order that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name, says the LORD (the Lord) who does this”.