Romans and Christ’s Direct Teachings:
The Theme OF ROMANS IS TO ABANDON RELIGION; ABANDON THE LETTER OF THE LAW AND TO LIVE BY THE FAITH IN CHRIST TO FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE.
To the national jews and pagan gentiles in Rome who infiltrated the churches in Rome and brought the letter of their religious law to the spreading churches.
God used Paul’s letter to correct this ignorance of HIS TRUTH.
RELIGION JUDGES PEOPLE. God wants us to know that only HE is the JUDGE and HE only Judges the hearts of each individual.
*A PERSON HAS NO RIGHT BY GOD TO JUDGE ANOTHER PERSON.
We are to never judge ourselves against the standard of another person because we all will be Judged by God. WE are to judge righteous judgement of ourselves against Christs example to us.
GOD WANTS US TO KNOW THAT THE LEVEL TO WHICH WE JUDGE OTHERS, IS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF THE STATE OF OUR OWN HEARTS BEFORE THE LORD.
 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
**Paul was hand picked of Jesus to be Judas’ replacement…..Not Matthias.
 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
**This is the only supernatural calling of God. Remember, the Spirit convinces all of the world of sin and of His Righteousness and of our Judgement to come.
 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
**Let us pray always for the faith and patience of the saints.
 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
**In this last time, God is only Glorified by our sacrifice of faith in Him. Faith willing to die daily to this fake world system for His Name sake.
Reference to how the Lord changed at Christ’s Coming:
In those days God wanted His Glory through the physical and visible. He created a physical nation on earth for Himself and used that nation for His Glory, to spread His Name through fear in His Name among the dogs (unbelieving, heathen nations). According to Scripture that alone was the reason for His interventions including national interventions, the raising and lower of kings, etc.
God has no physical nation on earth since Christ. His kingdom on earth now is spread across the hearts of all saints and is Spiritual only. Conversely He makes no interventions anymore. He raises no kings nor lowers them. He gave control of the world's socioeconomic systems to Satan when our Lord Jesus was born. Satan (by God's decision) controls all principalities and powers from the highest to the lowest levels.
God used Daniel to provide clues, the last series of kingdoms on earth are described as beasts led by the wicked with the final kingdom (prior to our Lord's return) as a world wide kingdom reigning over all other kings and led by the "beast". Now, it is our death to this temporary physical life on earth that gives God Glory, nothing physical here does.
 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
**The farther the wicked get from God, the more weirdly wicked they become. MANIFESTED by fleshly fornication which never satisfies and gets worse and worse, culminating in homosexuality, transsexualism, pedophilia and on and on, weirder and weirder.
 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
**When peoples reject God’s Authority, they become more and more rebellious against God, God then hardens their hearts more and makes examples of them according to HIS Righteous Principles.
 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
**They always knew since childhood making them all WITHOUT EXCUSE.
 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
**Our judging of others in the flesh is usually always because we still harbor similar thoughts in our hearts.
We must keep ourselves from this. We must not judge others in the flesh. We are susceptible to sin SO WE CANNOT SET UP A STANDARD FOR OTHERS THAT WE OURSELVES CAN EASILY FALL INTO. Those who are busybodies and always condemn the actions of others, CONDEMN THEMSELVES with their judgments of others.
Judgement of others is STEEPED in our own faults and cloaked so that we appear pious over a standard of conduct WE OURSELVES cannot keep.
James 3:  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
In our flesh we cannot overcome this without total reliance on the Holy Spirit. DYING to self daily, walking in His Spirit which is Walking with Him.
 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
REMEMBER the Words of our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount and reiterated here in ROMANS: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
**Careful how we judge others in those things that they do KNOWING FULL WELL WE DO THE SAME OR HAVE PLEASURE IN THOSE WHO DO THE SAME.
 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
How are we any better than others? If we walk in the SPIRIT then WE WILL NOT JUDGE OTHERS. ONLY WHEN WE WALK IN THE FLESH DO WE DO SO.
SO: THE JUDGING OF OTHERS IS NEVER OF GOD AND ALWAYS OF SATAN AND THE FLESH.
THINK ABOUT IT: HOW DARE WE JUDGE OTHERS WHEN WE ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF GOD’S MERCY. HOW DOES THIS GO TOGETHER? WE ASK AND RECEIVE FORGIVENESS FROM GOD BUT TURN AROUND AND ACT LIKE GOD WHO JUDGES?
GOD TELLS US WE ARE TO JUDGE ONLY OURSELVES: THIS IS THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IN US. THERE ARE ONLY TWO CATEGORIES FOR US TO JUDGE RIGHTEOUSNESS JUDGMENT:
BELIEF AND UNBELIEF.
**LISTEN: THE FLESH IS WEAK AND WE CAN NEVER SEE THE HEART SO HOW CAN WE PRESUME TO JUDGE ANOTHER?
 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Stop bringing to light your judgements of others, keep them to yourselves and pray for God to help you to be more like Christ and HIS example. Our flesh desires that we judge others according to appearance but our Lord Judges according to the heart. We can never see the hearts of others, ONLY OUR OWN, so who are we to judge others?
 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
** THIS WORKING OF GOOD IS ONLY THROUGH WALKING IN THE SPIRIT NEVER OF OURSELVES BECAUSE WE ARE JUST AS EASILY FALLEN INTO SIN AS OTHERS.
 For there is no respect of persons with God.
 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
** The dogs of satan’s religions all use the standard of God's Law twisted in their own ways and use those laws to judge each other constantly in the flesh. It makes one feel better about their own faults when they constantly point to the faults of others.
 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
These can only hide their faults from each other while they judge each other. NONE CAN HIDE FROM GOD.
 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
**THIS IS THE LAW OF THE FLESH THE NATURAL MAN WHO JUDGES ALL OTHERS BUT NEVER HIMSELF.
While he judges others, God judges him and there is no escape.
 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
How can we say we are of God when we ourselves are hypocrites.
 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
We can try to stop the actions of others, but only the Spirit of Christ can change their heart. That must be the focus of our prayers of supplication to God for them. Do not complain about others when you won't lift them up to the Lord in prayer to strengthen their faith to conform into our Lord's Image.
 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
**Remember the national jews had all the advantages of God and still spit in HIS Face.
 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD WITHOUT FAITH IN HIS SON. ALL OUR GOOD DEEDS ARE FILTHY RAGS TO GOD WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT BY WHOM ALL TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS COMES.
As it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
**As the unbelieving jews of this day so it is with all of the self righteous by religion. These will never overcome their sin when they stand before God at their Judgement.
**when we judge others it is because we are in the flesh and have confidence in our own self righteousness. This is how the national jews distorted God’s Truth about the Old Testament.
Without total reliance on the Spirit to walk with God, all our righteousness is filthy before God.
SEE the paradox, if we judge it is because we are thinking in the flesh. If we don’t judge others but rather pray for them, that Is of the Spirit.
 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
**IF RELIGION whether the jew's traditions or any man made way to God is worthy of confidence or notice by God then WHY WOULD GOD JUDGE THE WORLD?
 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
So who are we to judge another?
THOSE WHO CLING TO MADE UP RELIGION APART FROM GOD’S WORD ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NONE OF IT IS OF GOD.
 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
 And the way of peace have they not known:
 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
EVER WONDER WHY WARS HAVE BEEN FOUGHT SINCE CHRIST OVER MAN MADE Religions? True faith in Christ will never result in conflict. The world's religions are all crafted of Satan through his great Whore, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations on the earth.
 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
God gave Israel His Law to show them that they could not live up to it by themselves and in their own power. He gave it that they might understand their true purpose for existence which is to walk with God as His grateful children.
 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
**BY OUR FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, GOD HAS PASSED OVER ALL OF OUR SIN. ALL OF WHICH ARE “THE PAST” TO GOD. He is apart from Time and has imputed His Righteousness over us:
So how can we judge each other when we who believe are given this same Grace of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Is the sin of others worse than our own?
 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
NO FLESH SHALL EVER GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE. HE RESPECTS NO ONES SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS OR PERSON.
 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
FOR BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN AND THIS LAW IS UPON THE MINDS OF ALL MEN.
**REMEMBER the Theme OF ROMANS IS TO ABANDON RELIGION; ABANDON THE LETTER OF THE LAW AND TO LIVE BY THE FAITH IN CHRIST TO FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE.
The LAW was made by God to separate His People from the heathen nations in how they lived to give God Glory. This failed after time as Israel committed adultery after adultery against God. God then used the Law PRIMARILY to show His People, Israel, that they were hopeless sinners without HIS Grace and Mercy.
Prior to the Flood there was no law and God adjusted. The people prior to the Flood didn’t even know that they were sinners committing sins. Every man did what was right in his own eyes.
Israel was formed with the LAW to separate them and then to show them that they need God’s Grace and Mercy.
Then with His new Bride, the church, God abolished His previous adjustments and made one final adjustment.
 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
** The point is that God has always declared our faith and obedience as Righteousness; HIS Righteousness.
Faith to follow our Lord to death is the evidence of God. Faith comes only by hearing the Word of God. His Word is swift and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword piercing and dividing asunder both the soul and spirit, cutting deep into the heart.
 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
**The Law showed Israel that they could not follow God in the flesh but only through true faith. Faith that results in a change of life’s directions from the fake world to the real world of eternity after this AUDITION on earth.
God calls it the circumcision of the heart. That is what He wants from each of us. HEARTS SET ASIDE ONLY FOR GOD AND ETERNITY.
 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
The LAW could never make anyone righteous in HIS Sight, only faith in the heart could EVER do it.
 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
This is the Righteousness of God imputed or placed over us, all the while we deserve none of His Grace.
 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
 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.
**Note this list matches the steps of growth in Grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Never being ashamed of Him and His Salvation.
We are to be the partakers of HIS Divine Nature conforming into HIS image.
 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God provided salvation to all peoples and He calls all peoples to Him not just those who seem to be upright. Only those pure in heart who seek HIM.
 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
**Adam and Eve’s sin passed physical and spiritual death onto all people because God knows already that all will sin continuously because of Adam and Eve’s sin. By God's allowance Satan continues and intensifies his worldwide deception as the Prince of the power of the air, the "god" of this fake world system-Satan.
 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
** Notice these five verses were all contained within one quotation. It is all the same thought.
Adam was the first man. Christ is the last man. Adam caused spiritual death to come over the world as the FIRST MAN. Christ came to sacrifice Himself to cover the sins of the First man.
Christ came in the form of the first man to show that we can overcome the world because of HIM as the LAST MAN. However, being the last man caused God’s Righteousness to be GIVEN to ALL who trust in Him and then follow Him.
 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
** More proof that God gave the LAW to show His people their sins and their need for His Righteousness through Faith in Him.
 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
**Newness of life is the realization of our purpose for existence, to walk with God as HIS grateful friends.
 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
**If we die for Him in this fake world because He died for us then we will be like HIM and live with Him for eternity in peace and happiness.
 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
**Now we recognize sin and want to avoid it. Before, we did not recognize sin, only laws.
 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
IF WE BE DEAD TO THIS WORLD AND IT FALSITY then and only then will we live with Him for eternity.
 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
**Our true purpose for existing period. Not for men, not for appearance, not for keeping up with the joneses. But living for Christ by conformance into HIS Image.
 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
**Purposely live against the natural man and humble ourselves before the Lord.
 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
**Liberty in Christ means without the letter, without following rules made up by men. Following God by His Power only through total reliance on Him in prayer and in His Word.
 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
**More evidence that we must walk with Him in the Spirit and resist the devil because of our flesh.
 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
We no longer sin continuously and at will because our WILL, our hearts, our spirits and our minds now want to live for Jesus and like Jesus. To be free from sin means to be free from its imprisonment of us. Now because of the Indwelling Spirit of Christ in us, we now have the new found ability to recognize sin and to choose to avoid it when we walk in the Spirit. If we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Emulating our Lord and His Life on earth. Not caring about the temporary but only the eternal with Christ and in Christ.
 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
**What a waste of time when we had the time. All the time we served satan in his fake world matrix, not knowing or believing the truth. But now we know it in our hearts.
 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
This was for the jews only, this is not the law of Christ’s Perfect Liberty.
 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
This is an example of how the Law works. Under the law, everything is about the LETTER, the APPEARANCE and never the heart. Which is all God ever looks upon.
 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
As His Bride and His Body. No Laws now rule over us only the Holy Spirit of Christ within us matters to us. We are to walk with Him in the Spirit and spread His Word at every opportunity.
 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
The Law was there to only show us that we are condemned in ourselves without God’s Righteousness being imputed or given to us.
 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
Before the flood, there was no law. There was only the expectation that God’s created people in His OWN Image would understand their purpose for existence and would serve and worship their Creator. As the world drew farther from God, their wickedness increased exponentially until God hated the fact that He even bothered making man.
**GOD GAVE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE THE LAW TO SHOW THEM WHAT THEIR SINS WERE AND THAT THEY COULD NOT CONTAIN THEIR SIN WITHOUT HIS INTERVENTION AND HIS JUSTIFICATION.
 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
**Another way of saying God gave the Law to show us our hopeless condition without faith in Him and His Righteousness being imputed upon us for our Faith ON Christ.
 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
**THE BEST EVIDENCE IN SCRIPTURE THAT WE MUST ALL DEPEND SOLELY ON HIS SPIRIT DWELLING WITHIN US TO CONFORM US INTO HIS IMAGE.
 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
IN THEIR HEARTS!
 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
FREE from Sin and the LAW means FREE to follow Christ in the Spirit and NOT THE LETTER OR THE APPEARANCE OR THE RULES OF MEN.
 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Conquering sin and the Law by faith and HIS IMPUTED Righteousness.
 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
WHAT occupies our minds and hearts. Is it the temporary plans down here or LIFE
Eternal with Christ?
 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Is it the desire of our heart to be LIKE HIM?
 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
REMEMBER what God through Paul said : Who can deliver me from this BODY of DEATH.
 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
At the rapture in a twinkling of an eye we shall be changed into HIS LIKENESS with HIS Glorified body.
 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Because of our total faith in our Lord Jesus, we are now His children and His Heirs unlike Israel in the Old Testament whom were His "servants" under His Law.
 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
How? By the desire in our hearts to follow Jesus’ Examples in all things and His teachings.
 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
**If we avoid persecution we are not His Children PERIOD. If we deny Him, He will deny us.
 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
**REMEMBER THIS WHEN THEY COME FOR US. WE WILL SUFFER ONLY A VERY SHORT PERIOD COMPARED TO LIFE EVERLASTING AND PEACE AND TRUE HAPPINESS WE WILL RECEIVE FROM GOD.
 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
This creature is the Earth itself, see below:
 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
The intensity of nature's instability is occurring naturally based on the affects of sin on the earth and how it travails in pain. The pain is manifest by natural disaster. As end gets closer, natural disasters increase exponentially. Jesus referred to this as the "beginning of sorrows".
Matthew 24: 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
You see friends, God is not directly causing this but His Principals of Righteousness by which He created all things is. The earth travails in pain waiting to be delivered by God just as His Saints are waiting to be delivered. Nature is slow and these disasters are building in intensity now and will lead to the events of the trumpets.
 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
The Spirit which dwells within each of us, helps us to know what we should pray for and how to pray to the Father through our Hearts even if we can’t form the words, HE reads our hearts through His Spirit within us.
 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
The Spirit shows us what things to ask for by the Will of God through HIS WORD, this is why we must continue daily to walk daily with HIM.
 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Don't mistake this 70 year average physical life for your real life friends. Your real life or real death comes after this body dies. Choose wisely and realize right now that your physical life is merely your interview or audition for eternity.
 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
He knows all whom will believe and He knows only those who have the desire to be like Jesus AS LITTLE Jesus Christs throughout the World.
**Direct reference to being the Salt of the earth and the LIGHTS of the world.
 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
He will finish the Work He started in each and every one of us. His work is complete at our physical deaths and upon the 1st Resurrection when we receive a Glorified body like HIS.
 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Fear not what man will do to us. Vengeance is HIS, HE will recompense and trust me HIS recompense is FAR WORSE than anything we could do back to these reprobates whom will come for us.
 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
They will say we are evil and will falsely accuse all of us but God knows the Truth and He will take vengeance upon their evil and lying tongues of deception.
 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
**As terrible as the persecutions were against Christ’s disciples in the first centuries, it will be much worse again very soon as the Day of the Lord approaches.
 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
FEAR NOT WHAT MEN will do to us.
 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
Paul knew through the Spirit of God that these cursed, unbelieving Israelites will suffer far greater torment in the Lake of Fire than the heathens will. They were given EVERY ADVANTAGE OVER THE GENTILES but chose to reject their only True Messiah.
Unto whom much is given of the same much will be required.
 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Only those who accept and trust completely in our Lord Jesus Christ are truly HIS Children and HIS Heirs. His Kingdom is Spiritual and in the hearts of each and every believer.
 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
THE DEFINITION OF ELECTION IS RIGHT HERE: THOSE WHO ANSWER THE SPIRIT’S CALL TO TRUST ON CHRIST ALONE ARE HIS ELECTORATE OR HIS ELECT.
 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
**MORE EVIDENCE THAT GOD FORCES NO ONE, IF THEY ANSWER HIS CALL AND TRUST ON HIM, THEY ARE ACCOUNTED RIGHTEOUS IN HIS SIGHT. IF THEY DO NOT, THEY ARE ON THEIR OWN AT THEIR JUDGEMENT.
 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
His Mercy is made evident to all people, IT IS THEIR FREE WILL THAT ACCEPTS OR REJECTS IT.
In addition, God’s hardening only comes when we harden our hearts first against Him, then He multiples this hardening for HIS OWN GLORY and to make examples of those who reject Him.
 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
Read pharaoh’s choice here, HE CHOSE TO HARDEN HIS HEART FIRST BY MOCKING GOD IN UNBELIEF:
**BUT this hardening is always based on the HEARTS of those He hardens. Hardening of hearts for His Glory was always initiated by the person (including Israel), not God.
Just as He will again soon when He sends strong delusion. WHY does HE send strong delusion?
 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
BELOW IS WHY God has made most to live in unbelief. It has always been their own choices that determine whether they will LIVE or DIE Eternally.
 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
**NOW God receives Glory from His Children when they forget their lives down here and follow HIM unto death.
 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
**Direct reference to the remnant of believing Israelis still alive at the end.
 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Cain wanted to please God his own way and not God’s Way. This is the same stumbling block that the racial but unbelieving jews face.
 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
**Remember the POINT here: NO ONE can live by the law.
 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
STOP Waiting or wondering for PROOF through signs from God. He will not give signs during this age except those laid out specifically in His Word.
 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
THERE WILL BE NO SIGNS FOR ANYONE, there will be no physical proof until the Great Tribulation or last half of the final 7 years before the Return of our Lord in Glory to establish is 1000 year Reign of rest for the earth.
**The faith that God rewards is the FAITH WITHOUT SIGHT, without proof. It is the evidence of things not seen.
 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
**If we truly believe, we will not be ashamed. DO NOT MISTAKE FEAR FOR SHAME. God will give us courage if we beg Him for it. Courage is preaching Christ's Teachings to all in the face of fear and persecution and murder.
 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
**Keep preaching to and praying for all in our sphere of influence. These are those to whom we should pray and preach the hardest to for they are those of whom we shall be accountable for.
God repeats this warning through His prophet Ezekiel for all end days believers. In both instances the context is prophetic and deals with the last 7 years:
Ezekiel 3:  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.  Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Ezekiel 33:  When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.  Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Hebrews 4:  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
**Remember national Israel had all the advantages of God, all of HIS Words, all of His Prophets. It is INEXCUSABLE TO GOD THAT THEY REJECTED THEIR MESSIAH.
 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
God foresaw their rejection and His Grace and Mercy being shifted from Israel to the believing Gentiles. EFFECTIVELY ENDED GOD’S PHYSICAL NATION ON EARTH AND TRANSFORMING IT INTO A SPIRITUAL NATION ONLY SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE EARTH IN THE INDIVIDUAL HEARTS OF ALL WHO DO TRUST IN HIM.
 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
NO MORE CHANCES UNTIL THE END when God restores His nation although their will only be a fraction of remaining and believing national jews.
 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
**At the time of this Book being written through Paul there was a remnant of believing, national jews who did not serve the traditions of men nor were swayed away with temporary MAMMON rewards.
 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
**Remember whenever man has rejected God, God has always intensified the hardness of their hearts to make examples of them to the rest of the world.
Reprobation, is a doctrine of the Bible found in many passages of scripture such as Romans 1:20-28, Proverbs 1:23-33, John 12:37-41, etc. which teaches that a person can reject the gospel to a point where God in turn rejects them and curses their conscience to sin.
Those who overtly reject the God of Creation and His Son Jesus Christ, will be made example of by God to the rest of the world. Very soon their calamity will fall upon them as God's Wrath is delivered by the 2 Witnesses, then shall they all be condemned to eternal torment.
 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence unto them:
 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
**More evidence of God’s curse upon Christ rejecting national Israel.
 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
**National Israel’s rejection of the true Messiah actually provided God’s reconciliation to the rest of the world (those who will HEAR IT).
 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
There is no such thing as spiritual pride. Faith and pride cannot coexist. True faith crucifies PRIDE.
 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
As a group. Do not fall into the same trap of unbelief as did National Israel 2000 years ago.
In this age, many will be cut off because of the Mother of Harlots who has turned the Good seed of God’s Word into bad seed, producing tares or fake believers. Whose belief is shallow and does not transform them into citizens of Heaven because they have kept all the cares of this temporary and fake life.
 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Individual racial jews were saved and still can be. The nation itself will be restored after the GREAT tribulation or time of Jacob's Trouble and our LORD Returns in Glory.
 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
AFTER ARMAGEDDON and not one second before it.
 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Our salvation will be the proof for the remnant of national Israel whom the LORD will graft back into the Tree of Life.
 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller?
 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
The Lord gives all, provides all and WE can do nothing for the Lord except live by Faith on the Son of God, who LOVES us and gave Himself for us.
 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Trusting on Christ makes us want to crucify our own lives in this fake world, conforming into His Image.
 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
We are to be like Jesus, In Other Words: THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THE WORLD AND NATURAL MAN.
 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Just as our Lord taught us, humility, meekness, humbleness. Not esteeming ourselves higher than others.
 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
We are all to conform into our Lord’s Image but that does not mean that we all have the same abilities and natural talents. We are all part of His Bride and His Body and each has our talents and abilities to give to the Eternal Work of the Lord and no longer to the fake world system of satan soon to be destroyed.
 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Preaching His Word before it was completed, THAT IS WHAT PROPHESY MEANS.
ONCE HIS WORD was completed, then IT MEANS PREACHING OR READING HIS WORD ALOUD TO OTHERS FOR THEIR FAITH AND GROWTH. After His Word was complete, there were and are NO MORE prophesies from the Lord regardless of the LIES of religious people.
 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Dissimulation means to FAKE IT, let our love be truth because HE LOVED US so we are to love each other by His Spirit and His Word, walking with HIM daily.
 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
More reiterations of our Lord Jesus' direct teachings in the Gospels.
 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
REMEMBER the Lord only uses the base, the humble, the meek, the mocked of men’s esteem in the world. GOD NEVER USES THE GLITTER, THE BEAUTIFUL THE EXPENSIVE THE MODERN, THE HIGHLY ESTEEMED. These are all from the angel of light, satan and not from God. There is no humility in any of it.
 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Once again, all of the above are our Lord Jesus' Direct Teachings in the Gospels.
 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
NO TAX Exempt Advantages are of God, God says to pay our taxes each and every one of us.
Please consider Romans 13: 1-2. Our Lord instituted government authority and His Command refers to the offices (institutions) and never specific people. Compared to those Old Testament instances our Lord raised or lowered kings by name. No instance of that occurs in the New Testament including Revelation for a clear reason. Which is very relevant since Daniel's visions describe the last several kingdoms on earth prior to our Lord's Return in Flaming Fire as beasts.
In the book of Daniel, God shows him a vision in which four beasts rise out of the sea (Daniel 7:1-26). These “beasts” correspond to world governments or empires. After them, Daniel sees a man, described as the “Ancient of Days”, setting up an everlasting government that eclipses all the ones prior.
 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Own nothing you do not need, therein lies DEBT most of the time.
 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Therein lies all the law and prophets: Therein lies why He allows your existence and is not willing that any perish in hell. He gave us the perfect example in His Son. Jesus denied His Flesh and followed the Will of the Father, He became our Perfect Substitution for all who believe ON HIM. We are to follow Him in all things including our physical deaths for His Namesake. That is the culmination of our conformance into His Image.
The New Testament contains the most important events of the Old Testament and reveals the true meaning of the Old Testament. All we need to know of the law and prophets is contained in the New Testament. However, our Lord wants us to correlate His Prophecies in the Gospels and Revelation to His Prophetical Books in the Old Testament as you will see in our Revelation Studies under End Days Clarity.
 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Understand that when we see our true purpose by the Spirit, then we will manifest the Spirit in our hearts by LOVING OTHERS.
 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
**Resist the devil and he will flee from you, DRAW near to God and He will draw near to you.
 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations
**If you are not sure than do not make issue of any activity they partake in. This is a reference to the outward appearances, rules and dos and don’ts.
REMEMBER all things are lawful but not all things are good for us and whatever we do, don’t flaunt in front of others and do not become addicted to any thing on this earth.
 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
**Stop bickering over man made rules, touch NOT, taste NOT, handle NOT. God cares for none of these and SEES Only the heart.
 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
** If they say they believe, then we are to accept them as brethren and sisters. God is their Judge, not us.
Now if they cause sinful problems in our home church than we are to kick them out of the church.
 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
** Don’t flaunt our liberty in Christ to others.
 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
**ONCE again, it matters not to God what we eat and drink and smoke or whatever. HE ONLY CARES ABOUT THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE. He knows if our hearts are on HIS side and want to please Him.
God hates the bickering over what is allowed and not allowed for believers. ALL things are lawful but we are NOT to be brought under the power of anything (addicted).
 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
We worship God in Spirit and in Truth NOT in the letters of anyone’s laws or rules.
 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
**That is what is important to God, the works of God MEANS only the conformance into HIS Image.
 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
**We know His Truth and should not be under any laws and should be happy in those things that we allow. But...we should allow it in private and not flaunt it in front of those whom are new and weak in the faith. These have not tasted the meat of God's Word yet and still need the milk of His Word to grow thereby.
The HOLY SPIRIT will show them as they walk with God in His Word and prayer.
 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God wants us to grow in Grace and understand HIS MIND. This is why He gave us HIS complete Revelation to man.
 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
*IF they say they follow our LORD, we accept them as brethren. NOTE HOWEVER IF SOMEONE TEACHES FALSITY we are to correct and if the correction doesn’t work, throw them out of the church. MORE BELOW IN CHAPTER 16 on this.
 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
**Praise our Great God who had mercy on us and opened up HIS Grace to all who will believe.
 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Which indwells every single believer, He becomes our conscience.
 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
**It is the Spirit's conviction in our hearts that make us separate from those who live for this temporary world.
 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
God used PAUL to start churches all over the gentile nations that had not heard of Jesus and HIS salvation given to all who will believe and follow Him.
 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
**Another example of God’s True New Testament church house to house, neighborhood to neighborhood. God used Paul to spread HIS Name throughout the gentile nations which spread quickly and kept spreading until satan’s masterpiece was devised by HIM with Rome.
 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.
 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
Believers are to edify or build up and encourage other believers in the LORD and HIS Word.
 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
**Part of our encouragement of the saints is to maintain constant prayer for them to God as we walk with God daily.
 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
Refreshed in HIS WORD and in HIS TRUTH.
 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
She had provided aid and comfort to the saints in need. This is another reference to all who believe and are a part of the Body of Christ but have different talents and abilities. We are all to use our talents and abilities to edify or build up and help other believers. ALL HOWEVER ARE TO WALK WITH GOD AS HIS FRIENDS AND HIS CHILDREN AND HIS HEIRS daily.
 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
**Women have important roles serving our Lord by helping the brethren and sisters in need physically.
 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.
 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.
 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Don’t treat them as brethren, separate from them and avoid them and warn others of them and their lies and errors.
 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
**False teachers started falsely teaching Christ’s Word for gain even back then. God knew these would increase more and more the closer the end got to us.
 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
Study God, not evil, place all of our interests in God and not in the evil of this world.
 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
As people believe unto salvation, satan gets angrier and angrier. Satan’s goal is put as many people in hell as possible since he will be going there. He hates man because God exalted man above the angels. He made us in His Image, He did not do this with angels.
 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.
Tertius was a roman scribe who became a believer and God used Paul to dictate this epistle to Tertius in Greek and Latin.
 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.
 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
**These are the direct references to the MYSTERIES OF GOD:
Explanation of the Mysteries God mentions throughout His Word:
THESE ARE ALL THE SAME THING THAT THE LORD WANTS US TO UNDERSTAND:
When God speaks through Paul about these mysteries, it is evident throughout that He means it was a mystery to the Jewish leaders and teachers throughout Israel's history. These were blind to God's True Intent for us.
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