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Similarities of being a soldier and the Art of War; Part 6.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

DEU 19:14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

JOB 24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they seize and devour flocks,
PRO 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
PRO 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

2CO 11:3 But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity {of devotion} to Christ.

The point is that there is a between the strategical victory and the tactical victory of our Lord.

Remember that the strategical victory has already been won at the cross by our Lord and savior while we, the church, have been left behind to experience and enjoy the tactical victory of our Lord by mean of glorifying Him.

EPH 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.

EPH 2:10 For we are His workmanship [New Creatures in Christ], created in Christ Jesus for [the purpose of producing good works], which [good works] God prepared beforehand [EPH 1:4], that we should walk in them.

REV 22:12-14, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle see his banners go.

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
on then, Christian soldiers, on to victory.

Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.
Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.

We are not divided, all one body we,
one in hope and doctrine, one in charity.

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
but the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never against that church prevail;
we have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.

Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
this through countless ages men and angels sing.

Cold or psuchros is used for the unbelievers in the Laodicean church.

Hot or zestos refers to believers who have lived in the PPOG and who have utilized grace and advanced to maturity.

This is important to understand because TLJC is not saying this to mature believers, who are hot, or unbelievers who are cold.

The solution for the cold unbeliever is to believe in Christ.
The solution for the hot believer is the problem solving devices made available through his relationship with God.

If they were cold, He could give them the Gospel. If they were hot, they would use the problem-solving devices to solve their problems and He would continue to give them advanced doctrine.

Warning is one of he most unproductive types of teaching.

The “sin unto death” is God putting His official stamp of loser on the life of the believer and a guarantee of shame and embarrassment at the Judgment seat of Christ.

1JO 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
1CO 15:34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak {this} to your shame.

We are never commanded to be baptized with the Spirit, 1CO 12:13.
We are never commanded to be indwelt by the Spirit, ROM 8:9.
We are never commanded to be sealed by the Spirit, 2CO 1:22.
We are commanded to be filled with the Spirit, EPH 5:18.
We are commanded to walk by means of the Spirit, GAL 5:16.
We are commanded not to grieve the Spirit, EPH 4:30.
We are commanded not to quench the Spirit, 1TH 5:19.

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