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Johnathan Edwards - The Excellency Of Christ - Application

Johnathan Edwards
The Excellency Of Christ Part 3 of 3 APPLICATIONI. From this doctrine we may learn one reason why Christ is called by such a variety of names, and held forth under such a variety of representations, in Scripture. It is the better to signify and exhibit to us that variety of excellencies that meet together and are conjoined in him. Many appellations are mentioned together in one verse Isa. 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” It shows a wonderful conjunction of excellencies, that the same person should be a Son, born and given, and yet be the everlasting Father, without beginning or end, [and] that he should be a Child and yet be he whose name is Counselor, and the mighty God. Well may his name, in whom such things are conjoined, be called Wonderful.By reason of the same wonde…

WE ARE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD

WE ARE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD

Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Deuterotomy 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:19-20 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

John 17:14-15 14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of …

"God's will or self will"

God's will or self will

In Genesis chapter 4 a literal story is written about three people.The primary interpretation,practical application and prophetic implication in the narrative is just incredible for us as Christians. God of course is faithful and will show His children precious truths in the Bible.

The Apostle Paul said in Phil 3:14, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ." Adam and the Apostle Paul had something in common. They both were sharing their faith.

I am not going to get into the prophetic aspect of this story too much, except to say that when one takes a broad look at the story of Adam,Cain and Abel, I believe this is just a snapshot of the three roles of humanity in the form of a triangle.

Adam being the (1) leader at the top of the triangle (2) Abel being the follower at a bottom point in the triangle and moving across to the other point would be (3) Cain the resister.

A person can lead in the Spirit of God or in …

Spirit of Man—The Natural Man

Spirit of Man—The Natural Man

1 Corinthians 2:14 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
The natural’s man relationship is with the world, sin and satan. His chief motivating force is “I.” All of his existence is centered on himself. He is the result of Adam’s fall and therefore, has all of Adam’s fallen nature. He is alienated from the presence of God and until his soul is awakened to his lost condition, he has no desire to be reinstated with his Maker
The Greek word PSUCHIKOS, used is 1 Cornithians 2:14, means sensual. This best describes the natural man. He lives under the control of his bodily or fleshly appetites. The order of his total man is first body, then soul, then spirit. This is exactly the reverse sequence of what God intended.
The natural man has no spiritual values. Spiritually he walks in utter darkness. He cannot kn…

Man has a Body, Soul and Spirit: Lesson One

Greetings in the Name of Jesus;

Just as God is a Trinity, so is man. Read Genesis Chapter 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness." God here is the word Elohim which means three. Man in His original creation by God , was a trinity. He is a spirit, has a soul and dwells in a body. The body is a house that God has provided for man's soul and spirit to dwell in. It is that part of man which is visible to the eye and of course, is distinguished from other animal life by its physical appearance. Mans body has five senses. He can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. It is thru these five senses that man becomes so materialistically tied to this world. This is where the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life have their outworking. 1 John 2:16: " For all that is in the world , the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father. but is of the world." This par…

Why I Have a Gun

Why I Have a Gun

My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's
life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and
usually it's when he becomes too old to take a Beating." I don't have a gun to kill people. I have a gun to keep from being
killed.
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I don't have a gun to scare people. I have a gun because sometimes
this world can be a scary place.
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I don't have a gun because I'm paranoid. I have a gun because there
are real threats in the world.
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I don't have a gun because I'm evil. I have a gun because I have
lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
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I don't have a gun because I hate the government. I have a gun
because I understand the limitations of government.
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I don't have a gun because I'm angry. I have a gun so that I don't
have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be
prepared.
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I don't have a gun because I want to shoot someone. I have a gun
because I wan…

A God Planned Life

God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs. For example, the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
Those of the canary in 14 days;
Those of the barnyard hen in 21 days.
The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
Those of the mallard in 35 days.
The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.
(Notice, they are all divisible by Seven).

God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant.
The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction.
No other Quadruped is so made.
God planned that this animal would have a huge body,
Too large to live on two legs.
For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it
Can rise from the ground easily.
The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.

A cow rises from the ground with it…