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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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TLR Water baptism.   Topics/belief

Started 11/4/21 by PAULFROMNYS; 235 views.
Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

11/5/21

Greetings Paul. I don't have time to read all the TAS material ( I have my own morning devotion time.) Currently we are studying Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. I am really enjoying this study. During the time of the Judges, "there was no king in Israel and everyone did what was right in his own eyes." Judges 21:25. This pretty much describes Christendom.

But somewhere during the first half of Judges, in a hidden way, God was bringing a young Moabite woman to Bethlehem who would be King David's great grandmother. God always has a way. During a time of great chaos and degradation among God's people, He was doing something lovely which would bring forth the Christ. This is a type of the age we live in brother.

PAULFROMNYS

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11/5/21

   Yes, He is being manifest increasingly as what He is = the head and life of the church.  These are challenging exciting times in which we live Fred.  I believe there is ministry down from our head which connects us all when the mind of Christ is established to us.

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

11/6/21

PAULFROMNYS said:

  I believe there is ministry down from our head which connects us all when the mind of Christ is established to us.

I believe this also. The book of Ruth begins: "In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land." This means that Ruth is actually part of the book of Judges. As an appendix, this story happened during the time of the judges.

The book of Ruth portrays God's move in His Spirit of life. (Romans 8:2) As illustrated by Sampson, the judges moved in God's Spirit of power but not in His Spirit of life. God's Spirit came upon Sampson (Judges 13:25; 14:6, 19), but Sampson and many of the judges had no control over their indulgence in lust.

In contrast, the book of Ruth is a book not of power but of life. Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz were persons absolutely in life. Not one judge was a forefather of Christ. It was Ruth and Boaz who participated in keeping the line in humanity to bring Christ forth out of eternity into time, to bring Christ forth with His divinity into humanity.

This shows that only life can bring Christ forth. Only life can keep the lineage, maintaining the thin line to bring God into humanity to produce Christ, to minister Christ, and to supply the entire human race with Christ. This was done not by the judges but by Ruth and Boaz, who took the way of life.

If I were with my own eyes to see someone raised from the dead, I would still be skeptical. My faith is not in outward works of power, but in the power of the resurrection life within.

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