segunda-feira, 7 de outubro de 2013

In Jesus Christ we become Jewish in spirit and attain grace

In Jesus Christ we become Jewish in spirit and attain grace ." Why is not a Jew who is one outwardly , nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh .He is a Jew who is one inwardly , and circumcision is that of the heart , in the spirit , not the letter , whose praise is not of men, but of God . "Romans 2:28-29

No true Christian should not be forgotten that we are , at least for those not accepted, half-Jews , Jews of mind , because the Old Testament is the Jewish doctrine and New Testament is the Jewish doctrine reformed by Christ .
" When the spirit of God moves in me I sing like King David ... "
Every descendant of New Christians , already has Jewish blood , is already half- Jewish . New Christians were the Jewish family that changed their surname in coming to America fleeing Nazism .
Behold, thou hast called a Jew , and rest on the law and boast in God ;Romans 2:17
Namely , the Gentiles are fellow heirs and of the same body , and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel .
13 Jesus answered, " Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again ,14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst . Instead, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life . "John 4:13-14
22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know , we worship what we know , for salvation is from the Jews .23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth . These are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks .24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship him in spirit and in truth. "john 4:22-24
That's what Jesus said the source , the Samaritan woman , implying that Jews actually ( Hebrew ) were the people chosen by God for a special mission , and we must become Jewish in spirit , for the spirit that quickens and purifies humanity as water is God .
ANY OTHER NO SALVATION ( ACTS 4:12 )In this verse there is a sentence that makes reference to the power of salvation that only Jesus has . " And there is salvation in no other ." Peter made ​​this statement when he and John stood before the Sanhedrin . The apostles of Christ were convinced that the greatest blessings that people can receive is the forgiveness of their sins and guaranteed entrance into heaven . The blessing of salvation can not be granted by any other except through JESUS ​​CHRIST . Peter and John were arrested , but their message resulted in the release of hearts chained by sin . In the first preaching of Peter , almost 3000 people were converted to the Gospel ( 2:21) . Pray to the Lord asking him the magazine of the same wisdom and authority . Tell the world that in no other is there salvation in Jesus Christ is not the son of the living God ( Matthew 16:16 ) Teach that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life , and no one goes to the Father except through HIM ( John 14:6 ) , no becomes a Jew if not the doctrine preached by Christ , that is why there is no other way to get salvation is not by grace , and be in the grace of God is to be in the middle of his chosen people .
Israel is , according to the statements of the Old and New Testament , as God's chosen covenant people . This choice is free decision of God ( Dt 7,7 s . ) , By which He called Abraham and his descendants ( Gen. 17.7 s . ; Rm 11.25 to 32 ) . A rejection or " willfulness " no ( Rom 11:1 ) .
The terrestrial origin of the Messiah confirms the choice of Israel and the promise given by God ( Rom. 1:3) . The Messiah Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew . So the word of Jesus is shown as true : "Salvation is of the Jews " ( John 4:22 ) .
For us Christians , Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of God , in whom alone is salvation and redemption ( Ag 4.12 ; Jn 14,15 ) . Your ad and their mighty deeds are signs of God's kingdom to come ( Mk 1:15) . So proclaim Jesus as Christ , and in particular the crucified and risen , as the power of God and the wisdom of God ( 1 Cor 1.23 , 2.2, Rom 1:16 ) . For Jews it is not ratifiable equally.
Becoming a Man ​​of God in Jesus Christ ( Luke 1:35 , John 1:14 ; 11.27 ; 20.31 ; 1 Cor 15:3 ) , and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, which , in the New Testament , is being expressed in the various titles Highness as " Son of Man " ( Mk 9.31 ; 10.45 ; Jn 20.31 ) , " Messiah / Christ " ( Mark 8:29 , John 1:41; 11.27 ; 20:31 ; 1 Cor 15:3 ) , " Son of God" (Mark 1:1; 3.11; 15.39 ; Jn 20.31 ) , " Lord " ( John 20:28 ; Fm 2.11, 1 Cor 8.5 s . ) and " Savior " ( Lk 2:11 , Jn 4:42 , Ag 13.23 , 1 John 4:14) . It is only through the doctrine of Christ's sacrifice and we achieve grace , we became part of the reality of the one God , Jehovah .
Ephesians 2:12-13 and 18-19 : " That at that time ye were without Christ , alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world . But now in Christ Jesus ye who once were far off have been the blood of Christ brought near ; [ ... ] for through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit . soon as you are no longer strangers and sojourners , but fellow citizens with the saints , and family God ( the community of Israel - Jews ) ; " Again in Ephesians 3:4-6 : " Therefore , when ye read , ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ , which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men , as now has been revealed by the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets ; namely , that the Gentiles are fellow heirs , and of the same body , and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel. "
We Gentiles are saved , becoming , as it were, spiritual Jews (Rom. 2:28-29 ) .
In order to have salvation, and let's enjoy eternal life , so we should just believe ( " By grace are ye saved through faith ... " Ephesians 2:8 ) Jesus is our only and sufficient Savior , and confess our sins to be forgiven ( " If we confess our sins , he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness " I John 1:9 ) . Also remember that repentance is necessary , not only regret, that leads us to commit the same mistakes again because we no longer memory of " guilt " we descended .
" Salvation is of the LORD " (Jonah 2:9 )
->That , then, that you the Spirit , and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law , or by the hearing of faith ? Galatians 3:5

The faith of Abraham would be the gift of God and the foundation of salvation for Jews and Gentiles ( Ephesians 2:8-9 , Hebrews 11 ) .

"We chose him" ( 1:4 ) . God selected a special people in Christ , just as selected special nation of the Jews , in Abraham (see Exodus 19:5-6 and 1 Peter 2:9 ) . In his wisdom , God planned to save man in Christ " before the foundation of the world " , even before man had committed the first sin . He selected us with one goal : " to be holy and blameless." Those who are in Christ are forgiven of their sins and will live so that sin no more ." In love he predestined us to the adoption of sons " ( 1:4-5 ) . Christians are children of God by adoption . Adoption is always a matter of personal choice , while the son who comes by nature has to be accepted when it comes . God " predestined " some of them up for adoption . He ruled from before the beginning of the world to adopt all who are in Christ . The adoption by God is not only a chance for adoption . It is a choice made " through Jesus Christ." If we respond in obedience to the gospel of his Son , God adopts us ." We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins " ( 1:7 ) . God forgives the sins of the children adopted because Jesus died to pay the penalty for them ." Unraveling us the mystery of his will " ( 1:9 ) . No one can know the mind of God unless he decides to reveal his thoughts (see 1 Corinthians 2:9-13 ) . His will in Christ is revealed ." In whom also we have obtained an inheritance " ( 1:11 ) . The adopted children receive the same inheritance that Christ , the legitimate son and firstborn ( see Romans 8:15-17 ) ." You were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise " ( 1:13) . Those who listen and respond in faith to the " word of truth " , the "seal " of the Holy Spirit of God , showing what he chose to adopt (see 2 Timothy 2:19 and Revelation 7:3 ) .There was a time when only the nation of Israel , according to the Law of Moses , had access to God's presence in his temple in Jerusalem . Foreigners and unclean had to stay outside the walls of the temple , " from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise" ( 2:12) . But " in Christ Jesus ... you were approxi- cultural products " ( 2:13) . In Christ , God brings people in two important ways . First, it brings together Jews and Gentiles one another " in one body to God " ( 2:16) . Second, it brings people of God , giving them " access to the Father by one Spirit " ( 2:18) . In Christ , there is no separation from God , his promises , or its people .
The Bible is very clear about the need for a person to be born again to receive eternal life . Jesus coined this term in John 3:3-7 , when he told the religious leader Nicodemus , "Verily , verily I say to you , unless one is born again he can not see the kingdom of God . "
Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on Calvary , died as a substitutionary sacrifice for their sins , and now is offering eternal life in heaven for you as a FREE Gift ! Sounds too good to be true ? In Romans 6:23 , we have: " For the wages of sin is death , but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord . " Eternal life is a gift , a free gift of God through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross . You can not buy eternal life , and certainly do not deserve it , but it is offered as a FREE GIFT .
In Ephesians 2:8-9 , the apostle Paul reiterates this teaching that eternal life with God is a free gift . " For by grace are ye saved , through faith -and this not from yourselves , it is the gift of God : Not of works, lest anyone should boast. " No man can stand before God in eternity , and boast that they ' bought ' their way to heaven. Instead, all the people in heaven will be there only because of the FREE gift of God , that Jesus got to his death on the cross in our place . Instead of punishing the sins of each individual person , God heaped all those sins on Jesus when He was on the cross . [ Isaiah 53:2-12 ]
To understand the magnitude of God's grace , it is important that we become aware of the promise that He made ​​man to send the Savior . This promise is closely linked to the concept of salvation , of revelation and salvation history . Our goal in this chapter is to give emphasis to salvation .
In the Bible , the word salvation has several meanings . Ë a noun that comes from the Greek verb used by the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew words such as : save , save, free , and are free from danger or destruction. the opposite of " apollumi " , which means to destroy , hence " Apollyon " : Rev 9.11.
In the Old Testament it is used primarily in Isaiah and the Psalms , to demonstrate the work of Jehovah to deliver his people out of the people , and anticipates his ultimate salvation at Christ's return . In the New Testament the term is broader in meaning and seems to represent the whole work of God in favor of their own, until they come to your presence forever free from sin and out of reach of the devil and men * CensureBlock * Thus , the new Testament the term salvation is used in order to save or get rid of danger or destruction (Matt. 8:25 , 14:30 , 24:22 , Acts 27:20 , 31 ; 2 Peter 4:18 ), in order to indicate healing ( Mt 9:22 , Mk 5:34 ) , both physically as spiritual : Luke 7:50 .
The noun form of the Hebrew conveys the general idea of ​​security or peace or tranquility ( 2 Sam 22:51 ) , while the Greek form demonstrates health or safety : Luke 1.69 onwards . There are two Greek words that refer to salvation : " Soterios " , referring to the one who brings salvation ( Titus 2:11 , Luke 2:30 , Acts 28.28 ) and " soteria , soterion " meaning deliverance or preservation from enemies (Acts 7:25 ) , preservation of physical life , deliverance (Acts 7:34 ) or Health: Hb 11.7 . It is also often used to express spiritual salvation : Luke 19.9 ; Jn 4:22 , Rom 10:10 .
As we have seen , is the Bible different meanings for the word salvation. The terms are different in their conceptions , ranging from book to book . Based , however , on scriptural information , we believe that man can experience several stages in salvation and that each contributes something , producing greater profusion of divine light , when taken together . So we can say that the word salvation can express these three ideas :
Instant salvation - the salvation of the soul , as signifying freedom from condemnation , is complete and secure from the moment in which man relies upon their Savior (John 6:47 ) ; conveys the idea of ​​redemption from sin ( Acts 2:21 , 16:31 , Rom 10.10) , brings in its wake the idea of ​​perseverance of the saints, is synonymous with being born again (John 3.3-7 ) , enroll in the school of Jesus ( Mt 11:29 ) , the spiritual marriage (John 3:29 ) or adoption in family of God : Romans 8 . 15-23 . Other texts that speak of this salvation : Ephesians 2:8 , 2 Timothy 1:9; 1.9,10 1 Peter , Hebrews 5:9; Jude 3 .
Salvation continuous - Conveys the idea of ​​growth in knowledge , grace and service to the Lord Jesus Christ : 2 Peter 3:18 , Philippians 2:12 , 2 Cor 1.6 . In this sense , salvation is related to good works that show our salvation : Ephesians 2:8-10 , Philippians 2:12-13 . This salvation is also called continuous sanctification , by which we grow into the likeness of Jesus Christ .
Future salvation - means the climax of the redemptive process , ie , life in eternity we will receive in return for our loyalty to the service of Jesus Christ. Applies to all benefits and blessings in heaven , inheritance of the redeemed : Romans 13:11 , 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Heb 9:28 , Rev. 12:10 . There will be differences in reward. At this final stage of salvation called glorification , or completion for the Christian .Groan in this body , feeling the impulses of the flesh inside and the pressure of the world outside, but we are " kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time ," 1 Peter 1 .. 5 . This future salvation is also related to the return of Jesus Christ , including " all the work of God for the whole of man , since it will receive in the first resurrection , a glorified body through which all fulfill God's purpose in relation man " : 1 Corinthians 15:42 ~ 55.6
It's certainly on the subject of salvation that opinions differ , some putting salvation within the framework feasible at the time of the New Testament and forget that today the context is different ( the saving message is the same , but should be presented differently , reaching the needs of modern man ) , others putting salvation within a purely human context , nothing attributing divine, that is, humanizing it , allowing it to lose its value and divine effects .
It's certainly on the subject of salvation that opinions differ , some putting salvation within the framework feasible at the time of the New Testament and forget that today the context is different ( the saving message is the same , but should be presented differently , reaching the needs of modern man ) , others putting salvation within a purely human context , nothing attributing divine, that is, humanizing it , allowing it to lose its value and divine effects .
" The Jews , when they had their meals , reclining on beds , each leaning on his left arm , and thus could be said that his next door neighbor reclined in her womb (see Jn 13:23 ) . therefore, the bosom of Abraham , being the father of the Hebrew race , meant a situation of great honor and blessing after death (Luke 16:22 ) . " in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31 ) Jesus used this expression - Sinus Abraham - to describe paradise. 2 Co 12.4 in , paradise and heaven are synonymous.
" Everything I do , everything I have , all my knowledge is the honor and glory of the Lord "

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