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Enter GOD'S Presence; But only, on HIS terms.

Brethren,

Isn't it, true, "that when we enter a persons house;  we enter on that person’s terms?"



"We don't enter in, and suppose, that we can do, and say, whatever we'd like!"



              Right?



Well, the same principle applies when entering 


The Presence of The LORD."



With that in mind,


Consider Psalms 24:3 where


 we are each, asked this question: 



Who may ascend into the Hill of The LORD?  Or who may stand in HIS  HOLY place?



  ["Who, is the question?


Psalm 24:4-5 gives us the answer]:



He who has   clean hands and   a pure heart, who has not lifted up his Soul to an Idol, nor   sworn deceitfully,


He shall recieve Blessing from The LORD,


And RIGHTEOUSNESS from The GOD of his SALVATION."



[Brethren,


Doesn't every sinner, "need RIGHTEOUSNESS," and to be made right with GOD, by being found,  in CHRIST?]



"Found in CHRIST?   Yes, found trusting in The WORD of The LIVING GOD - CHRIST, The LORD!"



We all need HIM, because we've all lied, and fallen short of keeping GOD’S law, and commandments."



       Isn't that right?



So before trusting in CHRIST; "we were all in great need of a SAVIOR, and someone Who had POWER, to take away sins."



And are our sins, really forgiven?"


Well, consider this WORD from Mathew 9:5



For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'?



But that you may know that The Son of Man has POWER on earth to forgive sins" - then HE said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."



[And those WORDS remind me of The LORD'S instruction to us:



"Take up your cross, and come after ME."



"We were once dead, in our trespasses and sins!" 



But then, GOD, spoke to us, and invited us to follow HIM,


on HIS, terms, and on HIS, conditions."



For GOD, giving us HIS WORD, that on The Cross, "HE took our sins away."



Now invites us to follow HIM, embracing The WORD of GOD, Who gave us LIFE, one Day." To follow HIM, on HIS terms and conditions.



"Terms, that include embracing HIS WORD - JESUS CHRIST, as, LORD, to obey."



For in that way, "we will walk in the ways of GOD, and fulfill what GOD demands, and requires of us.



In the book of Exodus 25-27, GOD points to The Old Testament “house of symbols” known as The Tabernacle, that we might consider the arrangement of the objects within;  and understand that they teach us to come into GOD'S  HOLY  Presence, on "HIS terms and conditions."



For example," the bronze altar of sacrifice, stands for the divine judgment of sin."


How our sins, demanded a payment!"


The slaughtering of sheep and goats on the altar symbolize the "consequence of sin."  Thus, Romans 4:26 assures each of us, that the wages of sin is death.



An unmerciful death for the innocent - JESUS CHRIST, so that the "guilty could go free!"



And isn't the guilty,  Beloved, you, and me?"



The good news, is, that Psalm 103:10 assures us that:



HE has not dealt with us according to our sins,


Nor punished us according to our iniquities.



[In, HIS, LOVE, for humanity;  GOD speaks these WORDS through


John 15:14, saying:



Greater LOVE has no one than this, than to lay down one's LIFE for HIS friends.



[Brethren,


GOD,  not willing that any should perish;  provided a substitute, for the repentant sinner."



A sinless “LAMB, in JESUS CHRIST."



HE took away the sin of the world.🌎”



For dying on a Roman Cross, HIS sacrifice, was what, GOD, predestined,


"world to take away the sin of the world.



Today, anyone, and everyone, who Believes in GOD, and would trust in HIS WORD - JESUS CHRIST;  can come to GOD, and obtain MERCY."



But all must come, "on HIS terms, by embracing HIS WORD!" 



All must come by The WAY, that GOD, HIMSELF, prepared for sinners to approach HIM."



JESUS CHRIST,  being The WAY," made this abundantly clear by saying in John 14:6



I AM The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE; no one comes to The FATHER except by ME.



[Thus, we all must come by Trusting The TRUTH of GOD’S WORD - JESUS CHRIST.



For in Hebrews 1:1-2, we hear, GOD, say:



GOD, Who at various times and   in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by HIS Son,  Whom HE has appointed HEIR of all things, through Whom also HE made the worlds; Who being the brightness of HIS GLORY and the express image   of HIS PERSON,  and upholding all things by The WORD of HIS POWER,   when HE had by HIMSELF   purged our sins,  sat down at the right HAND of The MAJESTY on high, having become so much better than the angels, as   HE has by inheritance obtained a more excellent NAME than they.



["A more excellent NAME?"



  Yes, far more excellent!"



For, HIS, is The Blessed NAME,  above all names!"



The only NAME, by which we MUST be SAVED!"



           ""JESUS""



Acts 4:12 assures us of this, by saying:



Nor is there SALVATION in any other, for there is no other name under HEAVEN given among men by which we MUST be SAVED."



Thus, "The NAME of JESUS." Is, SALVATION, itself, for everyone who Believes The WORD of The LIVING GOD!"



Thus, John 1:12 gives us this report, saying:



But   as many as recieved HIM,  to them HE gave the right to become children of GOD,  to those who Believe in HIS Name.



[To those who Believe in HIS NAME?"   Yes, to us,  who Believe, and GLORIFY The NAME, of JESUS?"]



And by our obedience to do so, "we are being groomed for "GOD'S  KINGDOM."



For in The KINGDOM of GOD, we will all obey The WORD of GOD."


And since we are sons of GOD, here on earth;  "we know to obey The WORD and instruction of our FATHER."



For, GOD, Beloved, "is preparing us for the Blessed moment, spoken of in Philippians 2:9-11.


There, we read:



Therefore GOD also   has highly exalted HIM and   given HIM The NAME which is above every name,   that at The NAME of JESUS, every knee should bow, of those in HEAVEN, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and   that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD,  to The GLORY of GOD  The FATHER.



[To The GLORY  of GOD, 


  The FATHER?"



     "Yes, HALLELUJAH!"    


  "Absolutely,  all GLORY to JESUS,  Who spoke these WORDS from John 14:9, saying:



"Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known ME, Philip?


He who has seen ME, has seen The FATHER, so how can you say, "Show us The FATHER'?



[Brethren,


 In order to clear up all doubt about, JESUS;


"Consider this conversation in John 14:8-9 once again, where  :



Philip said to HIM, "LORD, show us The FATHER,  and it is sufficient for us."


JESUS said to him, have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known ME, Philip?  He who has seen ME has seen The FATHER; so how can you say,


"Show us The FATHER?"



[Brethren,


Isn't The WORD of GOD, enough for us to recognize The TRUTH?



And isn't The TRUTH of GOD,


the very SOURCE of all creation?"



And isn't, JESUS CHRIST,  The Beginning, and The End?"



Isn't it, HE, Who assures us, saying:



I and MY  FATHER are ONE?



Now tell me; "What's ONE, divided by ONE?" 🤔❓️



            Right!"



Brethren,


Is there anyone, who can please, GOD, "without first, Believing,"  and embracing HIS WORD, as TRUTH?"



     Absolutely Not!" 💯



And isn't anything less, than embracing GOD'S WORD, as TRUTH; "caling, GOD,   a liar?"



No wonder, "why Hebrews 11:6 pointedly, says:



But without FAITH it is impossible to please HIM, for he who comes to GOD must Believe that  HE is, and that  HE is  a REWARDER of those who diligently seek HIM.



[Yes, Beloved Brethren, "we must all Believe, that,  HE,  JESUS CHRIST, "is, HIMSELF,


The Son,"   "Who is, in,


"The FATHER."



That, HE,  is,  The WORD of GOD; and that, The WORD of GOD,  Is TRUTH!"



For once we Believe, that JESUS CHRIST,  is The TRUTH.



"We will trust GOD, that reveals HIMSELF  as a LAMB," prepared before the foundation of the world; to take away sin."



Yes, GOD, prepared HIMSELF  a sinless LAMB, to take away the sin of the world."



And all who would follow HIM, "need to consider this WORD from 2nd Corrinthians 2:19 where GOD, HIMSELF, says:



Nevertheless,   the solid foundation of GOD stands, having this seal:  "The LORD knows those who are HIS;" and,  "Let everyone who name's The NAME of CHRIST depart from iniquity."



["Depart from iniquity?"



"Yes, depart from doing the will and desires of the devil."]



For through Acts 17:30, 


The LORD,  gives us this WORD and admonition; saying:



Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by The Man Whom HE has ordained.



HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead.



["AMEN!"    Even as HE has given us LIFE, and raised us from the dead!"   🤔❓️



And now we live, yet, not us!"  But CHRIST JESUS, "LIVES in us." And the LIFE which we now live, we live by FAITH in The Son of GOD Who LOVED us, and gave HIMSELF for us.



["Who LOVES us,  with such an amazing LOVE,"  that HE would suffer and die," for us?]



JESUS


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