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 04/18/24 Practice the Presence of God

Practice the Presence of God
Dearly beloved of God, in this Administration of the Grace of God, the Administration of the Mystery concerning Christ, God designates Himself as being the God and the Father of all Christians. Furthermore, He states by revelation that He is “in” each and every Christian.
Let’s allow the Scriptures to unfold so that we clearly understand this.
John 3: 6 and 7
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Jesus Christ foretold that to be born of the spirit was soon to be made available to Israelites. He further said to Nicodemus that you must be born again.
After Jesus was crucified, dead, and buried, and God resurrected from the dead, he ascended into heaven and sat down at God’s right side, it became available to be born again of the spirit from God.
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Dearly Beloved 04/14/24 Baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ

Baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ
Dearly beloved of God, God raised His Son Jesus Christ from the dead, and before his ascension into heaven, Jesus Christ told his disciples what was coming not many days from then.
Acts 1:4, 5, 8
4 And being assembled together with them, commanded them [his apostles] that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost [pneuma hagion: holy spirit] not many days hence.
8 But ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost [holy spirit] is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
John the Baptist spoke of this baptism before he baptized Jesus Christ early on in his ministry to Israel.
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Dearly Beloved 04/11/24 We Are as He Is

We Are as He Is
Dearly beloved of God, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to Israel, and the four gospel records concern his earthly ministry to them.
Matthew 15:24
But He answered and said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
When were people from other nations included in his accomplishments?
Ephesians 3:6
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel.
Historically the Gentiles first received the new birth spirit at Cornelius’s house.
God reveals the doctrine concerning this reality to us in the epistles of Romans through II Thessalonians. It was previously a mystery, hidden in God.
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Dearly Beloved 04/09/24 Seeking Signs

Seeking Signs
Dearly beloved of God, the religious leaders came to Jesus Christ and sought a sign from him. The record is in Matthew.
Matthew 12: 38-40
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Jesus told them that the only sign that generation would get would be his death and resurrection from the dead.
As Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly [he was dead and buried in the whale’s belly] so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth [he was dead and buried in the earth].
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Dearly Beloved 04/08/24 Facing the Challenges of Our Times

Facing the Challenges of Our Times
Dearly beloved of God, our times are fraught with challenges. Many are afraid of what lies ahead.
It doesn’t matter if the challenge concerns inflation and the cost of living, or heath concerns, or being able to pay our bills, or an eclipse as a sign of our times, or concerns about troubles in our country, many live in fear of what lies ahead.
If people would only allow the Word of God to speak for itself and then they believed it they could live with peace in their hearts and have confidence in the One True and Living God as their sufficiency regardless of what lies ahead.
God’s Word is our point of contact with Him. His Word is truth.
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Dearly Beloved 04/03/24 Focus on the Right Stuff

Focus on the Right Stuff
Dearly beloved of God, we have a choice; we can focus on who we are in Christ, or we can look at ourselves through the eyes of the flesh.
If we look at ourselves in Christ we can live being full of joy knowing that we now have peace with God, we are justified, forgiven, saved; we are acceptable to the Father, we have access to Him by the spirit, He hears and answers our prayers; we have the victory over sin and death, and we have the hope of the glory of God, and so much more.
If we choose to focus on our flesh we will live a life of disappointing misery and regret. Not much of a choice, huh?
Now we are the sons of God, so we ought to think of ourselves as our Heavenly Father thinks about His kids. Without believing it is impossible to please Him, so believe what He says.
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Dearly Beloved 04/01/24 How Many Were Crucified with Christ?

How Many Were Crucified with Christ?
Dearly beloved of God, how many were crucified with Jesus? Some say two, others say four? How many were actually crucified with him?
Romans 6:6,7
6 Knowing this, that our old man is [was] crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed [Greek: dikaioo: justified] from sin.
Your cross might as well have been planted beside Jesus Christ and those other four crucified with him that day. The old man was crucified with him.
Galatians 2:20 WJT
With Christ I have been crucified and I live no longer, but living in me is Christ. So what I now live in the flesh I live by believing concerning the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.