Dearly Beloved

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Dearly Beloved

Good morning beloved of God.  God said that Jesus Christ was His beloved Son when John baptized him and the spirit descended and abode upon him; and God said it again on the mountain where he saw the vision of Moses and Elijah appearing to him in glory. This was his installation as Israel's permanent high priest.

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Dearly Beloved

If you are new to this page, you may wonder why I constantly address the readers as “dearly beloved”.

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Dearly Beloved 1/20/21 "The Foundation for the More Abundant Life"

The Foundation for the More Abundant Life
Dearly beloved of God, “man’s basic spiritual problem is NOT believing the integrity of the Word of God.”
“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God [theopneustos: God breathed] and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect [outfitted or equipped] throughly furnished [completely outfitted or equipped] unto all good works.” II Timothy 3:16 and 17
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Dearly Beloved 1/19/21 "Covenants, the Mystery and the Church"

Covenants, the Mystery, and the Church
Dearly beloved of God, the Bible, which is the Word of God, speaks of three distinct groups of people: the Jews, which are the people of Israel, the Gentiles, which are the people of all the other nations, and the Church of God, which consists of people from that were formerly either an Israelite or a Gentile by their natural birth.
See I Corinthians 10:32, Romans 9:23 and 24, Ephesians 1:22 and 23 through 3:12 for some background.
God made the old covenant between Himself and Israel.
God sent His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, to fulfill the old covenant and establish the new covenant. He spoke of this covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-34, and 32:37-40.
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Dearly Beloved 1/18/21 "Martin Luther King Day"

Martin Luther King Day
Dearly beloved of God, today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the only solution to race relations.
When a person is born again of God’s spirit he becomes a new man, a child of God with Christ in him, the hope of glory. The new man is neither black or white, yellow or brown; neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond or free: but Christ is all and in all.
A child of God has to put on the mind of Christ and walk in the love of God; not join a group like Black Lives Matter that pits one race against another in the name of equality. Carnal solutions are not God's solutions.
Happy Martin Luther Day which celebrates a man’s character, not the color of his skin.
The only equality a person will ever have is as a member of the body of Christ, the Church, in which each member is filled with everything that Christ accomplished. They are filled with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm in Christ. They are complete in him who is the head of all principality and power.
Want equality? Confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead and you will be saved, become a child of God, an heir of God, and a joint heir with Christ. That is the only way to overcome the flesh and the reign of sin and death. It is much bigger than the color of your skin, dearly beloved of God.

Dearly Beloved 1/18/21 "What Is the Truth?"

What Is the Truth?
Dearly beloved of God, in the judgment hall Jesus said to Pilate, “Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate responded, “What is truth?”
Earlier Jesus told his disciples, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
Jesus Christ is the truth and he will make you free; free from the reign of sin and death, free from the adversary’s rule over you, and free from the adversary’s lies that blind people’s eyes to the truth. He will make you free indeed.
The night of His arrest, Jesus prayed to his Father and said, “Sanctify [to set apart] them by Thy truth. Thy word is truth.” John 17:17
In the prayer he said, “I have given unto them the words which Thou gavest Me; and they have received them…” He said, “I have given them Thy Word.” “Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is Truth.”
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Dearly Beloved 1/17/21 "Old Clothes and New"

Old Clothes and New
Dearly beloved of God, do you know the difference between old clothes that are moth eaten, frayed, and no longer fit, and new clothes that are in style, not worn out, and fit correctly? Of course you do, but many Christians do not know the difference between the Old Testament and New Testament realities.
Jesus Christ said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law and the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” The law given to Moses would remain in effect until Jesus fulfilled it by his accomplishments.
By the sacrifice of Jesus Christ the old covenant was taken away and the new covenant was established.
The old covenant of the law was a shadow of good things to come according to Hebrews 10:1. Under the law, sacrifices were made which anticipated Jesus Christ’s sacrifice; he was the last sacrifice for sins forever.
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Dearly Beloved 1/16/21 "Religious Freedom Day"

Religious Freedom Day
Dearly beloved of God, welcome to Religious Freedom Day, the day we celebrate the freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our heart without any persecution from the government.
People were willing to face unchartered seas and an unknown land and the people of this distant land to escape religious persecution in Europe. It cost many of them their lives.
You can have a day called Religious Freedom Day and yet God’s people can still be deprived of such a thing.
Today we live in a time when mainstream religion suppresses such freedom by burying the Word of God under religious traditions, creeds, denominational council dictates and doctrines, and philosophy, or it is mixed with pagan beliefs from centuries before until there is hardly anything “Christian” left in the church. They do not teach people how the Word of God interprets itself so that people can understand God’s Word.
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Dearly Beloved 1/15/21 "We Walk by Believing"

We Walk by Believing
Dearly beloved of God, we walk by believing, not by sight. The right way of believing comes by hearing, by hearing the Word of God.
God our Father says that we are His children and His heirs and joint heirs with Christ. We entered the kingdom of God the moment we were born again.
Now we are sealed for salvation and everlasting life. When Christ returns we will physically enter the kingdom of His beloved Son.
Dearly beloved, the sufferings of this present time are not comparable to the glory that is to be revealed to us!
Until then we live in this world, but we are no longer of it. Our citizenship is now in the heavenly realm, from where we also patiently wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Dearly Beloved 1/14/21 "Peace the World Does Not Know"

Peace the World Does Not Know
Dearly beloved of God, you will never find the truth in the world. Truth comes from the One True God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He gave us the Word of Truth. What is the truth about peace?
We can have peace because Jesus dealt with the heart of the matter.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
He paid for our peace through his suffering and death. He took the punishment for our sin and in its place he gave us peace with God.
“Therefore being justified by faith [believing], we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
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Dearly Beloved 1/13/21 "Why Did He Give It?"

Why Did He Give It?
Dearly beloved of God, “So faith (the right way of believing) comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:17
God gave us His Word for our believing. We can have trust and confidence in what God says. His Word reveals His Will to us.
Ephesians 3:2-6 Working Translation
2 If in fact you have heard about the administration of the grace of God that was given to me for you
3 (namely that by revelation the mystery was made known to me even as I briefly wrote previously),
4 then you are able by reading to grasp my understanding in the mystery pertaining to Christ.
5 In other generations, it was not made known to the sons of men as it has been revealed to his holy [sanctified] apostles and prophets by the Spirit,
6 namely, that the Gentiles should be joint heirs and joint members of the same body and joint partakers of the promise [what was promised] in Christ Jesus by the gospel.
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Dearly Beloved 1/12/21 "Which Coming?"

Which Coming?
Dearly beloved of God, according to Ephesians 3 we live in the Administration of the Grace of God, the Administration of the Mystery.
This administration of God’s dealing with man began on the Feast of Pentecost when Jesus Christ sent the promise of the Father, the gift of holy spirit, and it will continue until the Lord Jesus Christ returns to redeem those for whom he died; he will gather us together up to meet him in the air.
When anyone confesses Jesus as Lord and believes that God raised him from the dead he is saved. From that moment forward we are in Christ, and members of the Church, which is the body of Christ.
We are living in the Administration of the Grace of God. We have been judged in Christ as righteous. We have been justified. There is no more condemnation coming to those in Christ Jesus. We have been delivered from the wrath to come. By the grace of God, the Lord Jesus Christ gives us the victory over sin and death.
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Dearly Beloved 1/11/21 "Believe, Do Not Be Deceived"

Believe, Do Not Be Deceived
Dearly beloved of God, you are who God says you are; end of story. God our Father showed us amazing grace in Christ Jesus our Lord. All that we are, and all that we will ever be throughout eternity is in Christ.
By the grace of God we are united with Christ in his accomplishments. We are members of the body of Christ, one with him as a husband and wife are one. In Christ we are one new man; we are united with him in his death, burial, resurrection from the dead, in newness of life, his ascension, and seating in the heavenly realm. We are in Christ!
We have received some of these new things with him, and when he returns we will receive even more new things.
We will receive new bodies like his glorious body, everlasting life, and we will physically enter the kingdom of God, and never be separated from him – never! We will live in new heavens and a new earth in which only the righteous dwell. God will make all things new again, dearly beloved. It is all coming!
Today we are born again of God’s spirit, and by that holy spirit that was promised, we are sealed for eternal life, and the inheritance we will receive when Christ returns for us. Christ will return to redeem us on the Day of Redemption. By that new birth we have entered the kingdom of God, and become the children of God, and heirs together with Christ.
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Dearly Beloved 1/10/21 "Faithful, Approved Unto God"

Faithful, Approved unto God
Dearly beloved of God, “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and that which you have heard from me among many witnesses deposit the same with faithful people who will be competent to teach others also.” This is II Timothy 2: 1 and 2 from the Working Translation.
What they heard from the Apostle Paul was the gospel of God concerning Jesus Christ our Lord, who God raised from the dead.
What is a faithful person? A faithful person consistently believes God and they are trustworthy. We are to walk by believing, and right believing comes by hearing the Word of God.
When you consider the example of faithful men and women from God’s Word, you find that at times their walks involved suffering hardships.
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Dearly Beloved 1/9/21 "Sons or Servants?"

Sons or Servants?
Dearly beloved of God, in Romans 1:1 the Apostle Paul wrote, “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God…concerning His Son Jesus Christ….”
Paul was born again of God’s spirit. He was a son of God, but he said he was a servant of Jesus Christ.
Galatians 4:6 and 7
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
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Dearly Beloved 1/8/21 "It Is Still True"

It Is Still True
Dearly beloved of God, I have been young, and now am old yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. I am a living firsthand witness of the truth of Psalm 37:25.
Throughout my life God has delivered me from one attack after another by the adversary. Our God is a faithful God and Father. Our God is unlike any other source that people may place their trust. He is the LORD God Almighty; the One True and Living God.
Do we have fewer resources available to us today than the resources the writer of this psalm had available to him? Certainly not! We are born again of God’s spirit and we have entered the kingdom of God.
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Dearly Beloved 1/7/21 "He Is the Lord Our God"

He IS the LORD Our God
Dearly beloved of God, how many times have we read in the Word of God, or heard in the worship manifestations, “I am the LORD your God?” Think about it. He IS the LORD our God; He is our Father.
He is the One True and Living God. He is the LORD our God. Since we are born of His spirit, we are His children and He is God our Father. We are His dwelling place, His habitation by the spirit.
The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs, and joint-heirs with Christ.
Dearly beloved, the LORD our God is present; He is constantly with us and He is for us. He cares for us. He is our ever present help. He promises to lead us and guide us. He is for us. He fights for us, and He promises to save us, to redeem us, to deliver us, to forgive us, to heal us, to prosper us, to provide our every need; He is able and willing and He is faithful that promised.
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Dearly Beloved 1/6/21 "Citizens!"

Dearly beloved of God, our citizenship is in heaven. We are no longer strangers and visiting foreigners, but we are fellow citizens with the holy [sanctified] ones and members of the household of God. Rejoice!
We gained citizenship the moment we confessed Jesus as Lord and believed that God raised him from the dead. In that moment we were born again of God’s spirit; we were sealed for salvation by the spirit from God, we entered the kingdom of God, and became fellow citizens with the holy ones, and members of the household of God.
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Dearly Beloved 1/5/21 "Live in His Rest"

Live in His Rest
Dearly beloved of God, the gospel of God concerning Jesus Christ has been preached unto us as well as unto others, but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with believing in them that heard it.
We that have believed have entered into rest. God has provided us rest through His Son Christ Jesus our Lord. Today we rest in Jesus Christ’s accomplishments.
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Dearly Beloved 1/4/21 "If Only He Would Speak To Me"

If Only He Would Speak to Me
Dearly beloved of God, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.”
God our Father speaks to us every time we open His Word. Every scripture is straight from His lips to our ears. It is revelation knowledge given to us so that we can have trust and confidence in Him and in the good pleasure of His Will. Believing comes by hearing God's Word.
When the cares of this world overtake us, He is there ready to deliver us. He says, “Cast all your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.”
Speak to me Father, I’m in need; what do I do? “The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” Oh, thank you Father.
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Dearly Beloved 1/3/21 "Lord, Open My eyes"

Lord, Open My Eyes
Dearly beloved, right believing is constantly knowing that God’s power and presence is with you in every situation. He will never leave us or forsake us. We are His dearly beloved children.
There was a time when the king of Syria warred against Israel. Elisha was a faithful prophet in Israel at that time.
Elisha knew that God was with him and His power was available to him whenever he needed it.
Time after time he told the king of Israel where the Syrians were going to attack them. The king of Syria thought that one of his top men was leaking top secret information to the king of Israel because every sneak attack he planned was exposed before it took place.
The king of Syria said, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?”
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Dearly Beloved 1/2/21 "Crowned with His Loving Kindness and Tender Mercies"

Crowned with His Loving Kindness and Tender Mercies
Dearly beloved of God, we are crowned with God’s loving kindness and His tender mercies. Speak to me Father.
"Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies." Psalm 103:4
"Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me." Psalm 40:11
"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions." Psalm 51:1
"Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good; turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies." Psalm 69:16
"The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works." Psalm 145:8-9
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Dearly Beloved 1/1/21 "I Know What's Coming"

I Know What’s Coming
Dearly beloved of God, with all that happened this past year many are wondering what this new year holds for us. I know!
It will be a year that God our Father will not let one word of His promise in Christ Jesus fail us.
It was the good pleasure of His Will to give us an entrance into the Kingdom of God by being born again of His spirit. That seed is incorruptible. Now we are His children, and if children heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.
No earthly nation, no government, no political party, no spirit power; nothing is this coming year can undo what God has done in Christ. It is a done deal. It was God’s idea to give us citizenship in the heavenly realm, make us members of His household, and bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm, and it cannot be undone.