I enjoy helping people with the spiritual gift of teaching blessingly given to me by God. I enjoy helping the young people at bible school and the men in Teen Challenge. I enjoy helping people online and on Facebook. I used to argue but the Lord told me to stop!
Especially on Facebook there are a lot of ill-informed people that is hard to convince by simply unpacking the scriptures with them. Weird beliefs like keeping the Sabbath specifically on the Saturday. That Jesus name cannot be Jesus it has to be Yeshua.
But it is by faith. There has to be a changed life, a change in the heart. The Holy Spirit has to come in and he guides us to all truth.
but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
We cannot be saved by works. We cannot be saved by keeping the law. If I wake up and go to the toilet, make a coffee (Don’t talk to me before I’ve had coffee) if I kiss my wife. Have I not broken the first commandment before the day even starts?
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
Works are a result of faith in Christ, being led by the Holy Spirit. We naturally do good as we walk in the will of God. Following what He has for us not asking God to bless what we do!
The love of Christ compels us. 2 Corinthians 5:14
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
So there remains closed eyes. You cannot see because your eyes are not spirituality dicerning the word of God
But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:14
We are not God and we cannot know his word except by the Holy Spirit
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Come to God as a poor, lowly, broken person. Only when we are poor in spirit can we see God. Job after his sufferings said this
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.”
Always come to God poor in spirit, like a beggar, completely in need of Him.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
What did Jesus ask the blind man in Mark 10:51? “What would you like me to do for you?” He doesn’t heal him until the man says “that I may receive my sight”
Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free! Amen? God bless.