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Good conscience useful heart

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While witnessing in a square a couple of weeks ago, I came across two Christian ladies who asked me how I am able to do what I was doing (witnessing in a hostile environment); as they found that environment not conducive to witness in. So I told them some practical things to do `before coming out there, like prayer and fasting (if they can); but MORE IMPORTANTLY I told them a story of an incidence the Lord used to impress in my heart the priceless significance of a good conscience: and need for us is to continually seek the Lord for a GOOD CONSCIENCE so as to have a USEFUL HEART

Veil Rent - The Significance For Us? Boldness to “enter in”

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh. (Hebrews 10:19-20)

Here we have the answer to the question we have always asked: “what do I need to do to go near to God”?

Answer being: Boldness to “enter in”

Yes, the Confidence, self-assurance, nerve, cheek, audaciousness to enter into the very presence of God without the fear of dying there; we can no more die there, since Jesus Christ has died in our place; made eternal life guaranteed for us. Our boldness is based on the perfection of His sacrifice of which He said:

“IT IS FINISHED”
so:

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

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Good conscience useful heart

  1. 1. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  2. 2. THE SALVATION OF MAN: Repentance, Faith & Conversion Introduction The Curtain (Veil) Veil Rent - What happened Here? Veil Rent - The Significance For Us? Boldness to “enter in” Atonement (Before Jesus Came) Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014 God GOOD CONSCIENCE; USEFUL HEART Veil Rent – Atonement (At Calvary) The Veil Rent – The Implications Humility, Faith, Hope and Love
  3. 3. The Curtain (Veil) This curtain acted as a warning – saying, no sin could go into the presence of the ark of testimony that was placed in the Most High place. For every sin, blood had to be spilled for forgiveness and only the high priest was allowed to perform this rite. “You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim. You shall hang it upon the four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold. Their hooks shall be gold, upon four sockets of silver. And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you between the holy place and the Most Holy. (Exodus 26:31-33) So, for every sin, you take an animal to the high priest (at risk of his own life) who makes a sacrifice on your behalf. There was a law at work here; a law that implies that if any man (other than the high priest) had attempted to have gone past that curtain, he would have died there. Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the Lord on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals. And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God. (2 Samuel 6:5-7) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  4. 4. The Curtain (Veil) The Ark, an embodiment of God’s Holiness was not to be treated with levity. For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24) The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire in the eyes of the children of Israel on the top of the mountain. (Exodus 24:17) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  5. 5. The Curtain (Veil) And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter. (1 Samuel 6:19) You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch its base. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 19:12) But Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for You warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds around the mountain and consecrate it.’” Then the Lord said to him, “Away! Get down and then come up, you and Aaron with you. But do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, lest He break out against them.” (Exodus 19:23-24) In drawing near to God we must never forget His Holiness and Greatness and our own meanness and pollution. This is where we start to ask ourselves questions like: “what do I need to do to go near to God”? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  6. 6. The Curtain (Veil) Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. (John 16:7) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  7. 7. The Sun Darkened On That Day At Calvary But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  8. 8. The Sun Darkened & the Veil Rent “And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord God, “That I will make the sun go down at noon, And I will darken the earth in broad daylight; (Amos 8:9) The sun and moon will grow dark, And the stars will diminish their brightness. (Joel 3:15) Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. (Luke 23:45) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  9. 9. The Curtain (Veil) Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. (Matthew 27:50-53) And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!” (Mark 15:37-39) Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last. So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!” (Luke 23:44-47) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  10. 10. The Curtain (Veil) And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. (Mark 15:38) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  11. 11. Veil Rent - What happened Here? The Curtain (Veil) • Separating sin abolished Veil Rent - The Significance For Us? • Boldness to “enter in” Veil Rent - How is this grace (unmerited favour) applied? •Atonement Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  12. 12. Veil Rent - What happened Here? Limitations of the Earthly Service Revealed Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance; The Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience— concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation. (Hebrews 9:6-10) The Heavenly Sanctuary Put In Place But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:11-14) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  13. 13. Veil Rent - What happened Here? Separating Sin & Sinfulness Itself Taken Care Of The sin that separates us from God taken away and the ‘law’ of sinfulness that operates in us is dealt with. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:13-15) But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. (Hebrews 2:9- 10) All these made possible because: Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16) Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  14. 14. IF YOU believe IN Jesus AND repentant OF YOUR SINS THEN you are saved. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  15. 15. Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know: 1. What is the hope of His calling, 2. What are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and 3. What is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. (Ephesians 1:15-51) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  16. 16. Veil Rent - The Significance For Us? Boldness to “enter in” Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh. (Hebrews 10:19-20) Here we have the answer to the question we have always asked: “what do I need to do to go near to God”? Answer being: Boldness to “enter in” Yes, the Confidence, self-assurance, nerve, cheek, audaciousness to enter into the very presence of God without the fear of dying there; we can no more die there, since Jesus Christ has died in our place; made eternal life guaranteed for us. Our boldness is based on the perfection of His sacrifice of which He said: “IT IS FINISHED” Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  17. 17. God Man It is Finished Propitiation Redemption Holy God: Righteousness, Justice and Truth Atonement For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17) Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
  18. 18. Veil Rent - The Significance For Us? Boldness to “enter in” “Tetelestai” - “paid in full.” Debt of sin owed to God is paid in full!! – completely wiped away!!! eliminated!! Not His own debt; but of debt of mankind. Jesus’ RESURRECTION is the Father’s “AMEN” to His Son’s declaration “IT IS FINISHED.” Looking at the Cross we see the work of redemption completed. Looking at the open tomb we see Jesus’ finished work fully accepted by the Father . for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, (Romans 3:23-25) For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. (John 17:4) Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  19. 19. Veil Rent - The Significance For Us? Boldness to “enter in” But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious. (2 Corinthians 3:7-9) The Glorious Company For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. (For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.”And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. (Hebrews 12:18-24) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  20. 20. Atonement (Before Jesus Came) Man separated from God “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:28-32) God sins Man But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  21. 21. Atonement (Before Jesus Came) In old testament days Atonement Cover “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width. And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat. And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.” (Exodus 25:17-22) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  22. 22. Atonement (Before Jesus Came) At The Mercy Seat (Hebrews 9:4-6) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, Atonement proud, boasters, inventors of evil Cover things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:28-32) God Man reconciled to God The Ark of the Covenant was the place where the Lord had the sacrificial blood poured out, for the forgiveness of Israel’s sins. The blood was sprinkled on the atonement cover. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  23. 23. Veil Rent – Atonement (At Calvary) Propitiation From An Old Order To A New And Permanent Order Atonement in the old testament meant cover – “Kaphar” or “Kippur” as is celebrated on the “day of Atonement” Yom Kippur And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the Lord. (Exodus 30:10) This was a repetitive system that just involved the ‘covering’ of the people’s sins and had to be done away with for a permanent solution. The shedding of Jesus’ Blood satisfied the wrath of God once and for all. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  24. 24. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Atonement (Permanent) Atonement (Permanent) Obsolete : reconciliation The reconciliation of God and humankind through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. That is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19) To supply satisfaction for : Expiate - to put an end to; to extinguish the guilt incurred by. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. (James 1:17-18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  25. 25. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Atonement (Permanent) Atonement - once and for all (propitiation) is a concept in which obstacles to reconciliation with God are removed; through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. (Ephesians 2:13-16) For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight (Colossians 1:19-22) But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-7) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  26. 26. God Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Atonement (Permanent) Man reconciled to God (at Calvary). This is made possible by God sacrificing His only begotten Son Jesus Christ (John 3:16) For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight (Colossians 1:16-22) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  27. 27. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Atonement (Permanent) Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17) twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013 Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  28. 28. IF YOU believe IN Jesus AND repentant OF YOUR SINS THEN you are saved. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  29. 29. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Propitiation Points to what God has received from the death of Christ (At Calvary), whether or not a sinner trusts Jesus Christ. “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:4-6) This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. (1 John 5:6-7) twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013 Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  30. 30. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Propitiation All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:8) Propitiate: to conciliate, appease. Propitiation: The act of propitiating. Latin propitius, a disposition of favour (one can think pro-pity, a setting forth of pity or mercy). The Greek word translated propitiation in the New Testament is hilasmos, which is a means of appeasing, a conciliation. To appease: to bring peace or calm, to satisfy or relieve. To atone: to make amends or reparations for an injury or wrongdoing, to expiate. twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013 Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  31. 31. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Propitiation Propitiation is the work Jesus finished on the cross to appease and satisfy God's wrath so He would be able to pardon sinners who trust in Christ. It is God’s way of making amends for our sins. This He does by a process in which the guilt or innocence is transferred from one person (Jesus) to another (man). The guilt or the bad actions of one person is attributed or imputed to another. So that when it comes to punishment, the person who is the substitute bears the brunt, and that the person substituted goes away free. This way God made reparations for our sins by transferring them to Christ’s account as He hung on the cross at Calvary. The absolute sinless life of Jesus Christ makes this transaction possible as His innocence is transferred to those who believe and follow Him. twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013 Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  32. 32. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? The unregenerate man lives with the consequences of his sins. Propitiation sins Jesus bears the sin of those who have made a conscious decision to believe in Him; and His finished work on the cross at Calvary Wrath of God sins “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:2) twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013 Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  33. 33. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Propitiation 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 on the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Hebrews 1:3) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. (Hebrews 9:14-17) twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013 Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  34. 34. The Conscience In Its ‘Natural’ State There is a conscience in all men by nature. Let this never be forgotten. Fallen, lost, desperately wicked as we are all born into the world, God has taken care to leave Himself a witness in our bosoms. It is a poor blind guide, without the Holy Spirit. It can save no one. It leads no one to Christ. It may be seared and trampled under foot. But there is such a thing as conscience in every man, accusing or excusing him; and Scripture and experience alike declare it (Rom. 2:15). J.C. Ryle Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  35. 35. The Conscience In Its ‘Natural’ State Dictionary defines the conscience as: "a knowledge or sense of right and wrong, with a compulsion to do right; moral judgement that opposes the violation of a previously recognized ethical principle and that leads to feelings of guilt." The conscience in its ‘natural’ state as we can see from the dictionary definition is governed by: “compulsion to do right” “moral judgement” So in our modern day culture where there is a daily attempt to ‘program’ our minds to fit into this agenda or the other; “compulsion to do right” and “moral judgement” are ever so subjective and moving further away from what the laws of God says. The world's thinking overrides and drowns out the inner voice of the true conscience that God put within man. To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. (Titus 1:15) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  36. 36. Heart of Man Heart of Man is made up of Body – Physical Functions Soul – Spirit – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Functions of conscience ONLY Heart Recap of Holy Spirit & The Salvation of Man (Part 2) The heart is a composition of the first part of the spirit - the conscience and all three parts of the soul. “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Heb. 10:22) Having part of our spirit (the conscience) as one of it’s components; it can condemn: “For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.” (1 John 3:20) As it also includes the mind, the will, and the emotion, which are the three parts of our soul. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  37. 37. Recap of Holy Spirit & Heart of Man The Salvation of Man (Part 2) In God’s eternal purpose, the intended main function of man’s heart is to give man the ability to: Love Him - “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:30) Also, In God’s eternal purpose, the intended main function of man’s spirit is to give man the ability to: a) Be in constant contact with Him - “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) b) Receive Him - “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17) c) Hold or Contain Him - “ The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:22) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  38. 38. Recap of Holy Spirit & Heart of Man The Salvation of Man (Part 2) Finally, In God’s eternal purpose, the intended main function of man’s soul is to give man the ability to: Reflect or Express Him - “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) Because our heart LOVES Him; our spirit is able to BE IN CONSTANT CONTACT with Him; RECEIVE Him; and HOLD or CONTAIN Him; so that our soul is able to REFLECT or EXPRESS Him in all that we think, like, and decide - in all that we are and all that we do. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  39. 39. Heart of Man – When Quickened Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) The heart (regenerated) should be: Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Spirit – Functions of Regenerated Conscience, Intuition and Communion Heart The soul (being saved) is now reflecting the purity of the heart; meaning that the effect on the soul of the functions of a liberated conscience, intuition and communion with God is demonstrated; even if and when these are the “substance of things we hope for; and evidence of things we cannot see” Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  40. 40. Heart of Man – When Quickened The soul being saved should reflect the purity of the heart; meaning that the effect of the functions of a liberated conscience, intuition and communion with God is demonstrated by the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of our righteousness and sanctification and redemption (that we cannot physically see) and the conviction of the reality (perceiving as real what is not revealed to the senses) of this fact being made real to us by our seeing ourselves hidden in Christ Jesus who became for us wisdom from God. Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Then, at this point of being saved and having a regenerated heart, the soul [(Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions now being controlled by the spirit (Functions of a liberated conscience, intuition and communion with God ) that is in turn now also under the control of the Holy Spirit] SHOULD BE COMMITTED SOLELY TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND ENABLED TO COMPREHEND THE SOLID BIBLICAL AND HISTORICAL FACTS THAT CHRISTIANITY IS BUILT ON. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  41. 41. Veil Rent – Atonement (At Calvary) Propitiation Grace for Righteousness Grace for righteousness is obtained through the regeneration of the spirit But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:4-7) Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:25-27) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  42. 42. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Atonement (Permanent) God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense Gift from God Received by faith Available to all Centred in the cross Extending through eternity Grace The benefits far outweigh any cost to us. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. (Matthew 13:44-46). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  43. 43. Veil Rent – How Is This Grace Exercised? Atonement (At Calvary) We exercise this grace fully bearing in mind that, with this new unfailing and dedicated way God has provided for us to come into His presence through the finished work of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ’s work at Calvary: The Blood will Never Lose Its Power The blood that Jesus shed for me; way back on Calvary, The blood that gives me strength from day to day It will never lose its power It reaches to the highest mountain; it flows to the lowest valley The blood that gives me strength from day to day It will never lose its power It soothes my doubt and calms my fears; and it dries all my tears; The blood that gives me strength from day to day it will never loose its power. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”. (John 14:6) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  44. 44. IF YOU believe IN Jesus AND repentant OF YOUR SINS THEN you are saved. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  45. 45. HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) Recap from Holy Spirit & The Salvation of Man (Part 2) God ========================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS The Veil Rent ================================================================================= TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Physical Function s Soul – Spirit – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Functions of Conscience , Intuition Heart The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one's inmost being. (Proverbs 20:27) Regeneration of the spirit is completed by Intuition and communion (fellowship) Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19-20; 1 John 1:7. QUICKENING ACTIVATES THE INTUTION AND COMMUNION WITH GOD IN THE SPIRIT OF MAN And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. (Deuteronomy 30:6) This is the point where man’s quickened heart is able to see the spirituality of God’s law, as the functions of intuition and communion are made available to him by God Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  46. 46. The Veil Rent – The heart Quickened How much more shall the Blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14) But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (1 Peter 1:19) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14) Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent. (Matthew 27:50-51) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  47. 47. The Veil Rent Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19-20; 1 John 1:7. The Veil Rent Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. (John 16:7) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  48. 48. The Veil Rent Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19-20; 1 John 1:7. The Veil Rent Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. (1 Peter 1:2) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ(1 Peter 3:21) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  49. 49. The Veil Rent For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. (Hebrews 9:24) Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19- 20; 1 John 1:7. The Veil Rent That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:16) But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7) Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (Hebrews 4:14) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  50. 50. The Veil Rent – The Implications Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19- 20; 1 John 1:7. The Veil Rent Humility Faith Hope Love Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  51. 51. The Veil Rent – The Implications Humility Humility is the right judgment of oneself that cleanses our mind from all high conceits of own perfection: Perceived perfection derived from the undue opinion of our own abilities and attainments, which are the genuine fruits of a corrupted nature. Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (Philippians 2:2-4) Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (Colossians 3:12-14) Humility is a matter of the condition of the heart; it is not ‘humble words’, ‘humble looks’, and ‘humble ways’. It is a product of a free and good conscience working in tandem with a regenerated soul (yielded will, emotion that has put to death the ‘life of nature; and an ever ‘upgraded’ intellect) Humility constantly reminds us that: Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  52. 52. Recap from Repentance in Christian Conversion It is God which worketh in you, both to will, and to work, for His good pleasure (Phil. 2: 13) Yielded WILL in turning away from sin and to God. This means God working in the soul up to the point of the action of the will, Man’s Action God’s Action Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:21) Spirit – Function s of Conscien ce, Intuition Isaiah 40:29-31 Ephesians Regeneration of the spirit is completed by communion (fellowship) Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19-20; 1 John 1:7. The Curtain 3:16 Zechariah 10:12 Intellect (Mind) (Isaiah 55:6- 7; Acts 17:30; Acts 17:30; Acts 8:22; Haggai 1:7; Acts 3:19; Luke 13:5; Isaiah 44:22) YES!! I WILL Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  53. 53. The Veil Rent – The Implications Humility Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews. (Acts 20:19) When our mind is bowed to the will of the Holy Ghost and we earnestly seek the Lord through His word to show us our true place in His presence and also with our fellow men: "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord“. (James 4:10). Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts. (Psalm 139:23) Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. (Psalm 26:2) Then when we: Clothe (y)ourselves therefore with , bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering (Colossians 3:12) We trigger an ever constant conversion or ‘upgrade’ from intellect to intuition: Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  54. 54. 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 (Isa. 55:8-9) Recap from Repentance in Christian Conversion Intellect (Mind) Emotions & Will SOUL BODY Heart Conscience SPIRIT Empowerment of the spirit by communion (fellowship) with God Intellect (Mind) KNOWLEDGE WISDOM For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. ( 1 Cor. 2:11) But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. (Job 32:8) Intellect Intuition But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. ( 1 Cor. 2:14) Release of the conscience from the control of the soul into the control of the spirit(as it is the only function of the spirit in the heart); triggers the empowerment of the heart from the inner-man This upgrade from intellect to intuition is the addition of Understanding to Knowledge to make wisdom: John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. (John. 3:27) = (Grace) And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28) Jesus = Wisdom[W] = (Knowledge [K} + Understanding[U]) The Veil Rent
  55. 55. The Veil Rent – The Implications Faith “ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) In other words - “Now (IF) faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” Faith here does not simply mean belief by a person; but a trust, obedience and allegiance to God. It is not religion; which can never meet God’s demand according to His eternal purpose—a demand of total & absolute loyalty from those that have been cleansed by the Blood of The lamb, His Son Jesus Christ. It is not just an ‘inward feeling’ but also an outward manifestation in one’s acts. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  56. 56. Believe & Faith There is a distinctive difference between belief and faith. What compels the Lord to make the battle His own? What brings the fourth Man into the fire? What triggers the confidence for ? Believe Faith REPENTANCE Believe is a principle, proposition, idea that is accepted as true; opinion, outlook; conviction; trust or confidence. Faith is the confident assurance in the character and nature of God; a strong or unshakeable belief in something, without proof or evidence. When we come before Him to whom nothing and absolutely nothing is hidden – By Grace Saying: ’MY HANDS ARE CLEAN’ Both spiritually and Morally - Yes! Nothing is hidden REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD; FAITH TOWARD OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 20:21) Recap from Repentance in Christian Conversion
  57. 57. The Veil Rent – The Implications Hope Christian Hope is "confident expectation." Confident: In our context, the definition of confident is, to be certain about, feel sure of, have full trust in; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of God. Origin of confident, Confide: Latin cōnfīdēns, cōnfīdent-, present participle of cōnfīdere, to rely on; see confide. To confide is to trust someone enough to tell your secrets, worries or thoughts. Expect: Expect mean to await some occurrence or outcome. expect implies a high degree of certainty and usually involves the idea of preparing or envisioning; this preparing and envisioning brings into focus the Christian perspective of the present being full of possibilities. So Christian Hope is being certain about, feel sure of, have full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of God; which makes us to tell Him our secrets, worries or thoughts and then prepare for and envision the result while making use of the possibilities He provides in the present. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  58. 58. The Veil Rent – The Implications Hope Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5:1-5) As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. (Romans 9:33) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (Galatians 4:6) Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. (Ezekiel 36:25) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  59. 59. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. (Hebrews 9:24) But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7) The Veil Rent Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19- 20; 1 John 1:7. The Veil Rent That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:16) Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (Hebrews 4:14) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  60. 60. The Veil Rent – The Implications Hope I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. (Matthew 3:11-12) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7) Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (Hebrews 6:17-20) But then: “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12) That is when: Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  61. 61. The Veil Rent – The Implications Love And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5:5) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) God is Love – God is love and He gave Himself to us in the form of His some who is also in the form of His Father – love. God’s love for us is just as and backed up by His attribute of being immutable – it cannot be wholly comprehended by man except through His Son Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. Ancient fathers of Christianity tell us of the connection between God’s love and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit: Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  62. 62. IF YOU believe IN Jesus AND repentant OF YOUR SINS THEN you are saved. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  63. 63. The Veil Rent – The Implications Love “Brethren, it is well for us to remember that as human beings we can never know all of the Godhead. If we were capable of knowing all of the Godhead perfectly, we would be equal to the Godhead. For illustration, we know that we cannot pour an entire quart of water into a vessel which has a capacity of less than a quart. So you could never pour all of the Godhead into the experience of any being who is less than God Himself. A similar kind of illustration was used long ago by ancient fathers in the church as they argued for the trinity of the Godhead. They pointed out that God the eternal Father is an infinite God, and He is love. The very nature of love is to give itself. But, the Father could not give His love fully to anyone not fully equal to Himself. Thus we have the revelation of the Son Who is equal to the Father and of the eternal Father pouring out His love into the son, who could contain it, because the Son is equal with the Father. Further, these ancient wise men reasoned, if the Father were to pour out His love into the Son, a medium of communication equal to both the Father and the Son would be required, and this was the Holy Ghost. So we have their concept of the Trinity –the ancient Father in the fullness of His love pouring Himself through the Holy Ghost who is in being equal to Him, into the Son who is in being equal to the Spirit and the Father” Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  64. 64. The Veil Rent Movement of the Holy Spirit through this Curtain is only by the Blood Of Jesus. Heb. 10:19-20; 1 John 1:7. The Veil Rent Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  65. 65. The Veil Rent – The Implications Love God is love and that’s why the greatest power that man can possess is love And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him (I John 4:16). But then real love (God’s agape Love) in the world we live in today would make anyone look ‘naive and stupid’ (as would be perceived by an un-regenerated mind); Real love as should be infused of by a bond servant of Christ, seems to be a strange phenomenon in the world we live in, even among the so called ‘Christians’. Real love as described by Apostle Paul – As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned (1 Tim. 1:3-7). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  66. 66. The Veil Rent – The Implications Love THE GOAL OF OUR COMMAND IS LOVE; that comes from a PURE HEART, GOOD CONSCIENCE AND SINCERE FAITH. Now, If you look at these 3 components of love: Pure heart - Hold no evil whatsoever against anyone. Good Conscience - knowledge shows what is right or wrong, but it is the conscience that approves of what is right and disapproves of what is contrary to it. Sincere Faith - no matter how bad it looks in reality, I have this hope that it shall be well – “substance of things hoped for; evidence of things not seen”. To have these 3 qualities in the world we live in today qualifies you as being excellently ‘naive and stupid’ (as would be perceived by an un-regenerated mind: But then it is these three qualities that equip any living being with LOVE that is the greatest power on earth. Jesus warned us when describing the end of the ages - “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matt. 24:12.). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  67. 67. The Veil Rent – The Implications Love It is also said that - “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1John 4:18). Walking in love can be compared to tightrope walking. Walk it through without falling, everyone applauds; but when the reality of learning to walk in love as in training for a tightrope walk show, you will sometimes fall off the rope at different points along the journey, such fall comes with great vulnerability due to danger posed by all kinds of elements waiting to pounce at the instance of a failure to walk in pureness of heart, conscience in good condition and unflinching trust in God. It may even come with shame and people will naturally jeer – it is a lowly point to be in, a point where one is vulnerable, a point where the ungodly sees a chance to take advantage, a point where you realise that – “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  68. 68. The Veil Rent – The Implications Love You do not just see this from afar off, and judge others, but more importantly come to the realisation of the fact that if not for the GRACE of God; ones own natural heart can be just as deceitful. But as the saying goes “practice makes perfect” – Until we are able and have perfected the act of walking that tight rope (walking in God’s Agape Love) without falling off along the way; we just have to keep moving on; practising how to walk in this wonderful attribute of our creator, putting into consideration the advice of His Son Jesus Christ when He said – “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matt. 10:16). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  69. 69. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16) “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9). “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matt. 24:12.). THE GOAL OF OUR COMMAND IS LOVE; that comes from a PURE HEART, GOOD CONSCIENCE AND SINCERE FAITH. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5:1-5)
  70. 70. The Veil Rent – The Implications Love Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
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  72. 72. Most Importantly!!!!! You might say – "Why do I have to know and experience this Jesus you are going on about?" Here is why, when and how you can get to know Him. Admit your spiritual need. We all are sinners: nobody likes that title “SINNER”, but the bible says in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. What is the result of sin? In Romans 6:23 we read “The wages of sin is death…” in other words, every sin is another step towards death. One thing that we need to remember is that God never sends anyone to hell; one can send himself there by rejecting the truth. Since we can never measure up to God’s standards by our own strength; God has reached out to mankind. In Romans 5:8 we read, “God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. It is Jesus, after all, who is the source of life’s greatest high. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17). What must a person do to accept this gift? twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013
  73. 73. Most Importantly!!!!! Simply receive it! Matthew 11:28 states –“come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. Revelation 3:20 says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me” Jesus stands at the door of your heart and knocks, seeking entrance into your life to give you peace, change you for the best. John 1:12 says: “For as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God”. If you haven't already received Christ as your Saviour, don't put it off another day! Take time right now to reflect on the state of your life, how does Romans 3:23 apply to you? Ask God to empower you to see the true state of your heart – “The heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) then when enabled, invite Jesus into your life. Confess your sins. Receive His forgiveness and the gift of eternal life. You might pray something like this: Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner in need of a Saviour. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank You for giving me eternal life. Help me to live my life in a way that pleases You, for whatever time You give me here on earth. I look forward to living forever in Heaven with You. Amen. twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.wordpress.com © Sabaoth 2013
  74. 74. IF YOU believe IN Jesus AND repentant OF YOUR SINS THEN you are saved. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
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