~R.OliverLuce | 08-20-14
Now there is hope for those of us who believe and take responsibility in Christ for our actions. And our actions are inspired and empowered by the helper from the Father, the Holy Spirit! And also hope for those who believe in the household of CALVIN. Who also believe in the responsibility they have in Christ as well:
First Christians as in faith:
It’s true, God knows the future for us all, despite our actions. HE knows us and who we are in a very personal way:
As far as I’m concern there is no fault in believing in Calvinism. No fault at all when we BELIEVE that God is and is a reward-er of those who seek Him and find Him by trust (faith). By trust as those who trusted and believed that the Messiah would come in the first place, being ‘like’ the first Christians, if you will, as Abraham did when the Father GOD officially made HIS covenant of love with him in Gen.15:17. By this action the Father and the Holy Spirit passed through the pieces of the sacrifice (Messiah). This action of covenant making also included Abram’s action of circumcision prior to Gen. 15:17. In this action Abram demonstrated his trust he had in God’s promises!
Looking forward to the cross in trust (faith):
Now, Abraham and the remnants through ancient Israeli times were saved by their trust. It was their trust (faith) in what they were looking forward too for their salvation; Believing in The FIRST COMING of the SACRIFICE, THE MESSIAH who would take the HIT for their/our sins. This would cover them from the righteous justice of the Father, because of their sins! The others (who did not believe nor were looking for the Messiah) who were dead and buried from ancient Israeli times would be shown the Messiah Himself during those three days Christ would be dead. These people would be reconciled if they believed!
Looking back at the cross in trust (faith):
NOW we, in modern times, all LQQK back at that event; Looking at the event of the cross and believing by accepting the dealer who sealed the deal! By believing we ask the Messiah Jesus into our hearts to be Lord of our lives instead of ourselves being lord of our hearts. We then usually accept baptism by a command from Jesus the Messiah to be buried in water to symbolize publically we are burying, and dying to our old man. Thus we are rising out of the water to living and growing our spiritual man instead to glorify God and His living Word, the Messiah! Thus we are accepting the Father’s Covenant of love with it’s terms and conditions such as repentance and bearing fruit towards righteousness and doing the acts of covenant that God’s Covenant demands. For Covenant of old has always been a contract with terms and conditions that must be met that bears fruit towards that contract that the Father will never delete.
Covenant terms & conditions with benefits and terrible consequences:
We thereby join and agree with the Father’s Covenant with it’s terms and conditions. From this we draw our hope from and we receive power to live, do miracles, and do expoits for the Kingdom. We do this as His Word did so, the Messiah who also promised greater things we will do! This Messiah is the one who is the second Adam who begets righteousness to the many of us, whom the first Adam did not but begat unrighteousness to the many of us instead, Romans 5:15. But we have Christ for our HOPE!!!
There is but one covenant in all of the Old Testament and the New Testament with many other supporting covenants as in revelations, do make up for the one covenant. For example, the Law of Moses came to show the Jews their NEED for God’s loving grace in Gen. 15:17 in the face of their great disobedience because HE graciously gave us a way out from His righteous judgment.
(14) “But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
(15) having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
(16) “In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.