Foundation Doctrine

Cross

1 Peter 1: 17- 21,  “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of our sojourning here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were no redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”

I have been in convocation about many different doctrines but the one doctrine that almost always gets the royal brush off is the Message of the Cross, the New Covenant, Christ & Him Crucified and the Cross of Christ; these are all synonymous for the Gospel. Yes the same Gospel the LORD God told Adam and Eve after the Fall in Genesis 3: 15, the same Gospel the Lord told Abram in Genesis 12: 1- 3, and the Gospel the LORD God of Israel told the children of Israel throughout the Old Testament. God instituted and established the Mosaic Law and Sacrificial System of Worship as a means to point to Christ and His Atoning Work on Calvary’s Cross.

I think the main reason why most ministers don’t like or understand the Message of the Cross is because it shows how deep sin goes. It shows how deeply entrenched the Sin Nature goes as it regards our heart. Our enmity towards God and the Things of God pulls us down to the lowest depth of human imaginations. The Doctrine of the Cross was formed in the Mind of God in Eternity Past as proved by 1 Peter 1: 19 & 20. If there was a lamb slain at the foundation of the world for the sins of mankind before we showed up, then why would allow any other doctrine to the bases of our ministers? Meaning if you preach anything other than a Bloody Savior, you are not preaching the Gospel. You are preaching another Jesus.

Because of Adam’s disobedience to the Word of God regarding the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil he plunged mankind into the sin riddled, God hating, death clutching people we are today. Now because of this we have to taste physical death, but the Lord in has mercy has made provision, a means of escaping the full and total separation from Him. And this is only found in Christ Jesus. On the Cross the Lord Jesus stood in the gap from fallen mankind by giving Himself as sacrifice to satisfy the Righteous demands of a Thrice Holy God. Only self- righteous ministers teach and preach other doctrines as means of Salvation and Sanctification or additives for Salvation and Sanctification, and they did this because they don’t understand the Weight of the Cross or they know and don’t want to believe that we are that depraved. But at the core is self, we want to help God with His Work in our lives so we can have so bragging rights.

Our text shows that God doesn’t need us getting in the way of His Work in us. When He needs us to do something for Him He will ask. If you have personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus, He will tell us what He expects from His Servants. Good masters always tell their servants their will and wants. So since we serve the Great Master, the Lord of host, He is well able to position us towards His Will.

All false doctrines base themselves in rules and rituals as a means of Salvation and Sanctification. And most ministers and ministries use elements of the Bible to back their lies then place anything and anyone that does agree with them in the realm of the Anti-Christ and that they preach and teach lawlessness. At the Fall of Man in Genesis 3, the Lord cursed the serpent with the Good News of the SEED, so why would we (in our still fallen condition) teach and preach anything other then what the LORD God cursed the enemy with and blessed us in?

The big fisherman Simon Peter was the first to call the Lord the Christ, he also preached the first message of the church, and it was to him the Lord gave our text. The LORD showed Peter what He did at the foundation of the world. And if we can’t see this simple truth then false doctrine plays more into our ministries than the Foundation Doctrine of the Slain LAMB of God.

Do You Believe?

Romans 10: 4, “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”NASB

This verse is the end of a paragraph but we can still glean the truth from it. It speaks to what you believe, or better where you place your faith. Christ the end; in Pauline epistles when Christ is used we have to understand that the Holy Spirit through Paul is referring to the Life, Death, & Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Consequently, in the same such epistles the phrase in Christ, by Christ, or through Christ refers to Christ’s Atoning work on Calvary’s Cross.  In order to be found righteous or just by God one has to have lived up to the Letter of the Law from birth to the other end of eternity w/out one infraction; in thought or deed. Simply put, you have to be sinless and perfect according to the Righteousness of the LORD God. Now who among us can boost such a life?

The Lord Jesus is the only One born that could have done this because He was born w/out a Sin Nature even though He did have the ability to sin, He did not. The one thing we have to understand is the LORD never placed a power source inside the Law; ceremonial, sacrificial, or moral, to get us do it or to make us righteous. The only thing the law can do is point out a violation of it. The Law says ‘Don’t lie.’, but we still do whether by mistake or on purpose. But the Lord never lied once in the 33 and half years He lived among us. Another meaning for telos is met and completed; in the Greek telos carries the meaning that someone came to the end of task and completed it i.e. a job well done. And Voice from Heaven said, “This is My Son in Whom I am well pleased.”

The Lord’s atoning work on Calvary shows how He met and completed His Work as the spotless unblemished Lamb of God per the sacrificial system mapped out in Leviticus. The Holy Spirit through Paul’s pen is speaking to Israel in Romans 9, 10, & 11. The entire body of legislation giving to Moses by the LORD God at Mt. Sinai point directly at the Lord Jesus Christ, He fulfilled the Law totally and completely.

Now as for the last four words; … to everyone that believes. Do we believe that Christ Jesus met every point of the Law, in its totality? Do we think that we have to do something or that there is one thing that He didn’t met and or complete? The Lord of host said it first in Habakkuk 2: 4, ‘Behold the proud, he soul is not upright in him; but the just shall by his faith.’ The Apostle Paul repeated it twice and it’s in Hebrews so there has to be some weight to it; FAITH. Simple child- like faith that Christ is Lord of your life and Saviour of your soul because of what He did at that old rugged cross. Is He your Righteousness or is there yet something you have to do to please a thrice Holy God? GOD either sees you in the Law or in Christ; just take one.

In the Name of Jesus

True Story: When my son was about 10 months old he woke up about 2:00 am w/ a small rash on his neck. It was just one of those things that happen to babies but as for a new father, ‘I was scared.’ Momma couldn’t calm him & she started to get scared and was ready to take him to the hospital.

I took my son into the living room; I wet his neck with some cool bath rag and dry it. He was still crying, so I did the only thing I knew how to do when I get sacred; I prayed. “Lord God, please help me. My little man is troubled by something and I don’t understand why the rash is there. His Momma is ready to the hospital but I coming to you first. Your Word said You will move for the righteous that are in Your Son’s name. Please hear the prayer of this father, Holy Father. This is my only begotten; I place him at Your Feet for healing. In the name of Jesus, Amen.”(No that was not word for word but you get the jest.).

Then I started to sing. I can’t explain why but all I knew was I had one thing on my mind, that was the Lord Jesus and His Healing Power. The song I started to sing was ‘Something About The Name Jesus’ by Kirk Franklin & Rance Allen Group. Now I can’t sing like Brother Rance and at the time I didn’t know all the words so I just kept singing the chorus; Something about the name Jesus, it is the sweetest name I know. Oh how love the name Jesus; it is the sweetest name I know.”

I just kept singing it. AJ was crying, I was holding him tight in my arms and singing over and over and over and over and over. Then AJ wasn’t crying but I was still singing. I saw AJ was sleep and at rest, his little neck was healed. But I couldn’t stop singing.

Now you can call me crazy but I know that I know that I know that the Holy Spirit was in my living room; He healed my son, comforted me and made His Presence known. I call on the name of Jesus and the Creator of All came into our little one bedroom apartment & did what He said He would do, ‘If you ask anything of the Father in My name, I will do.’

Now I’ve told that story inside of many discussions on the correct way we should the name of Jesus. And the only thing I am asked is to explain to me why the Lord moved on my account if I said His name wrong? And what does this have to do with Salvation & Sanctification? Why do we play God like he doesn’t know our heart? You say Yahshua and I say Jesus but we are both talking about the Lamb of God, right?

Salt and Light of America

I am at perfect agree w/all you Brothers & Sisters, America sits in place of such apostasy she thinks no one can see that she has turned her back on God and continues to worship images of her own hands. But too much of cries, the blame should and is placed at the Door of the Church. Yes, I said the Church; we are called to the Salt & Light of the world. If the salt loses it savor it should be thrown out and when the light loses its brilliance darkness rules. These are the words of Christ Jesus not Ambe; the Salt is uses to stop corruption & darkness retreats in the presence of Light. But as you see the Church has left her first Love; the Lord Jesus Christ and has started to ‘sweetheart’ with others gods calling them Jesus.

The Old Testament is raffled through with types and shadow of such; Hosea is a great book showing the spiritually adultery I am referring to. Hosea 4: 1- 6, is the LORD God’s charges against Israel but we can also place these same charges at the feet of the Church. The Church has continued in her teaching and preaching of another Jesus to the point where you can put 5 Christians in a room and get 5 different versions of the Gospel. This shows how much the Preachers don’t know the Message of the Cross, which is the Gospel. Whether anyone wants to agree or not the Lord Jesus came to die for the sins of the world and redeem mankind back into the Presence of the LORD God per Genesis 3: 15. Adam lost this position for us but Christ got it back for us on the Cross of Calvary; for all those that believe. The Church of America has sounded like the Church of Laodicea for a few generations now and her sins have reached the Throne of God and are meant with severe chastisement.

America does not need a National Day of Prayer; we are need of National Repentance in the form of placing our Faith back to the Old Rugged Cross and our first love the Lord Jesus. I have been shot down for my position and voice in saying America is no longing Christian nation but nation that calling herself a Christian; yes there is a different. Christian Nations don’t abort their babies, ill- educate their children, allow homosexually marriage to be argued in the courts, & I could go on but we get the picture. Galatians 5: 22- 26 shows the Fruit of the Spirit but we show more of the works of the flesh vv. 19- 21.

If our Preachers would only preach & teach the Grace of God, Message of the Cross, Christ & Him Crucified, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus, and the New Covenant, which are one and the same; we wouldn’t have so much violence in the land. The Church needs a better of understanding of the Parable of Jesus and Romans 6, 7, and 8 so she can shine as the Bride of Christ in presence of this perverse generation.