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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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From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-28

   You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people. (1 Peter 2:9)

   “You are a holy nation,” a nation separated from this world unto God. New birth means that, oh, that that was made clear to all right there at the beginning how utter this thing is. The Lord Jesus left people in no doubt about this; a cleavage utter and absolute. He would take risks with people, you would probably say: “Oh, why put them off, why run the risk of offending them, why discourage them saying „except, except, except? all the time?” Ah, He was taking all the risks necessary about this because the reality, the awful reality of this: you CANNOT, you cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven while you cling to this kingdom inimical to God, in any way.... How much the New Testament has to say about this, a walk in holiness that is separate unto God in heart, in spirit, in life, from this world. And if we knew it, a very large degree of our education, our spiritual education and our discipline in the Christian life under the hand of the HOLY Spirit, has to do with those things in us which are mixed up.... The Lord calls for distinctiveness of life and testimony, real distinctiveness of life and testimony. Is our life, dear friends, is your life and my life in this world in our connections and associations and so on, quite distinct, no mistaking to what realm we belong, to Whom we belong? No mistaking it? Or are we mixed in, compromising, keeping on good terms with this world and its people under the devil?s hand? If so, we stand to lose terribly.... Is there something quite distinctive about our lives that says that man, that woman, that young man, that young woman is utter for God, there?s no doubt about it, you see it all the time, they are utter for God; they are not playing at things, there?s no compromise with them. Now this sounds hard, but it?s necessary. Do you see what?s involved? Dear friends, the secret of power is holiness! It is. The secret of power is holiness. If our lives are powerless it may be due to this lack somewhere, somehow, of this utterness for God, this separation unto God, of some kind of compromise somehow, somewhere, with the prince of this world who?s robbing us of our spiritual power and vitality on his own ground. The secret of power is holiness; whatever you forget, remember that!

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From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-28

   What a challenge this is to Luke warmness!!  This is the reality of Jesus being the Son of GOD = Romans 1:4   and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:    So the question follows, are we truly separated unto Jesus?

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Oct-28

PAULFROMNYS said:

  So the question follows, are we truly separated unto Jesus?

So we should consecrate ourselves freshly to the Lord every day. In the Old Testament, the burnt offering represents being given completely to God. Nothing was left but ashes. Our consecration is precious to the Lord. He honors a heart that is completely for Him. Consecration is not to make resolutions or promises we cannot keep, consecration is to open our whole inner being to the Lord and invite Him to do whatever He needs to do in us to bring us on to maturity through transformation. 

Romans 12:1   I exhort you therefore, brothers, through the compassions of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2   And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect
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PAULFROMNYS

From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-28

   So it is needful that His mercies are new every morning, and we are growing into Christ our life. = AMEN

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Oct-29

Another verse I enjoy:

Romans  2:4   Or do you despise the riches of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that God’s kindness is leading you to repentance?

Jehovah's mercy, His lovingkindness, His long-suffering and forbearance are new every morning. Praise the Lord! We should honor Him by repenting, i.e., turning our heart to Him each and every morning to drink of Him as the fountain of living water in our spirit. In this way, instead of despising the riches of His kindness, we prove the will of God, which is to come to Him and receive Him. God is faithful.

Lamentations 3:22 It is Jehovah’s lovingkindness that we are not consumed,  For His compassions do not fail;
 3:23 They are new every morning;  Great is Your faithfulness.

PAULFROMNYS

From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-29

   Amen, I often think that the only thing greater than the propensity to sin is the love of GOD out of that power.

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