Grace Opens Eyes and Grace Opens Mouth

Opening of Mouth

Luke 1:63-64
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63 He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John.”

They all marveled. 64 His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.

  • John means God is Grace

Opening of Eyes

Acts 9:17-18
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17 Ananias departed, and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he received his sight. He arose and was baptized.

  • Anania means Grace of God
    • Anan = Grace
    • Yah = Yahweh

What is TRUE Fear of God ?

Luke 4:8

King James Version (KJV)

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Deuteronomy 6:13

King James Version (KJV)

13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

TRUE Fear of God

Fear in Old Covenant = Worship in New Covenant 

Definition by Jesus

Turn Away from the Reproach

1 Samuel 17:28-30
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28 Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger burned against David, and he said, “Why have you come down? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you have come down that you might see the battle.”

29 David said, “What have I now done? Is there not a cause?” 30 He turned away from him toward another, and spoke like that again; and the people answered him again the same way.

Walking in the Light means

About 1 John 1

  • 1 John 1 was written to Gnostic Jews
    • Who don’t believe that Jesus came in Flesh
    • ( Believers, As an act of believing, they take part in Holy Communion showing that Jesus came in flesh )
  • 1 John 2 starts with my Little Children – That is the place John is addressing the Believers.
  • Even from the divine order of the bible we can clearly come to a conclusion that Peter, James and John’s letters should be read with extra understanding as it is talking to the Believers among the Jews
    • Divine order is that the Letter’s of Peter, James and John comes after the Letter’s of Paul and also it comes towards the end of the bible.
    • End of the bible spiritually implies, towards the end of the world, towards end days
    • From the order, Paul’s letters represents the time period of the Church. After the rapture of the Church, the Jews play a major role because they will go through the days of tribulation. That’s why the Letters of Peter, James and John are towards the end of the bible.
      • Start of the bible : Genesis : Beginning of the world
      • Middle of the Bible : Matthew, Mark, Luke, John : Birth of Jesus Christ : History gets divided
      • End of the Bible : Peter, James, John, Revelation : End times
  • 1 John talks about light and love
    • High Priest is also about Light and Perfection

1 John 4:2
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By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

Walking in the Light

1 John 1:5-7
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This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don’t tell the truth. 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.

  • People used to think walking in light means doing bad deeds –> That is not this verse is saying
    • We are completely against doing bad deeds, but this verse is not saying about bad deeds
    • Consider, “walking in light” means doing good deeds(no sins), then why do you need blood to cleanse your sins ( when you don’t have any sins, because you are doing only good deeds 😉 )
  • Cleanses : Active Tense
    • Continuous cleansing
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Ridley_Havergal unveiled this truth during her life time which empowered her
      • Without knowing this truth , despite she know all new Testament verses it brought her in to a bondage, of trying to work towards Gods favour and mercy, when she already had it in the first place and it doesn’t depends on your deeds. Its a Gift, not a reward. And His blood continuously cleanses.

1 Thessalonians 5:5
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You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night, nor to darkness,

Walking without condemnation is Walking in Light

John 8:9-12
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They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last. Jesus was left alone with the woman where she was, in the middle. 10 Jesus, standing up, saw her and said, “Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?”

11 She said, “No one, Lord.”

Jesus said, Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more.”

12 Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Note about the Gift of no Condemnation 

  1. Receive the gift of No Condemnation ( First )
  2. It empowers you to sin no more. ( Result/Fruit )
  • Concentrate on the Root ( Receiving the Gift of No Condemnation), to get better fruits

Peter, James and John ministry for Jews

Galatians 2:9
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and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me[Paul] and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision.

  • Paul and Barnabas ministry is for Gentiles
  • Note: Whenever Paul tried to preach to the Jews he got beaten.
    • We could never see when Peter tried to preach to the Jews he got beaten
    • So do the God’s will for you, in order to prevent yourself in getting beaten.

James to the twelve tribes

James 1:1
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James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the Dispersion: Greetings.

No believers are called sinners

James 4:8
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Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Judgement in the House of God

  • House of God is the Temple at Jerusalem ( Jesus mentioned it as the House of God ) in it’s context.
  • Happened at AD 70

1 Peter 4:17
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17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. If it begins first with us, what will happen to those who don’t obey the Good News of God?

  • Peter telling to the unbelieving Jews
  • 1 Peter was written in AD 60

James to the unbelieving Jews

James 5:14-15
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14 Is any among you sick?[James asking question to the Unbelieving Jews] Let him call for the elders of the assembly [Church], and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, 15 and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

1 John 1:9 is for unbelieving Jews

1 John 1:9
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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

To the unbelievers

  • Believers are already saved people.

Romans 10:8-10
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But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart”;that is, the word of faith, which we preach: that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved10 For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Jesus and the Tabernacle

2 Corinthians 3:18
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18 But we all, with unveiled face seeing the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit.

God always dwell among people

  • God came down in the cool of the evening – Adam and Eve
  • In the Tabernacle
  • In the Wilderness – “In all their afflictions they were affiliation ”
    • During travelling, God was travelling ( as mercy seed )
    • God lived in the temple of Solomon ( when they were living in House )
  • When Israel camped ( God was also in the Tabernacle camped)
  • When Israel is in Fight mode ( God as Captain with the drawn sward )
  • God send Jesus to Live among people
  • God send the Holy Spirit inside us.
  • Now we are the Mobile Temple of God

God keeps His temple Healthy, Strong, Young.

Exodus 26:26-29
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26 “You shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the far part westward.28 The middle bar in the middle of the boards shall pass through from end to end.29 You shall overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and you shall overlay the bars with gold.

Worship

  • “Trees clap with hands” – Isaiah 55:12
    • Worship Mode
  • “He is like the tree planted by the rivers of water” – Psalms 1
    • Worship

Wood and Gold

Picture of Tabernacle

  • Wood speaks of Humanity ( Cheap )
  • Gold speaks of Righteousness
  • Silver means redemption ( Costly )
    • Israelites paid to the temple.
  • Two Legs : Death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ

2 Corinthians 5:21
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21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 3:3
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being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.

Roaring of a Lion meaning in Bible

The word “Roaring” shouldn’t frighten you

1 Peter 5:8
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Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

  • Don’t think that devil is powerful
  • Devil has no power in and himself
  • Lion’s when they attack their prey, they don’t roar. They will be silent and quite.
  • So Roaring doesn’t represent’s a fearful nature

Roaring means creating a doubt

  • Psalm 22 is the prophecy of Jesus at the cross
    • You could see the mention of the word “lion roaring
    • In the actual incident of Jesus at the cross,
      • what happened?,
      • how the devil roared?,
      • what is the roaring of the lion mentioned as?
      • What is the alternate verse for Psalm 22:13 in the actual incident?
        • Check Matthew 27 ( explained below )

Psalm 22:13
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13 They open their mouths wide against me,
    lions tearing prey and roaring.

  • Roaring is a cunning nature
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s goodness
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s blessings
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s tender mercy
  • Roaring is to create doubt about God’s loving kindness

Devil’s plan of creating doubt on who you are in Christ

  • You are the Righteousness of God in Christ
  • Stay strong on that.
  • Even when you fail, you the Righteousness of God in Christ
    • Because you have received Everlasting Righteousness
      • If the righteousness you have received doesn’t last forever, it is not everlasting in the first place.
    • Because you haven’t received the righteousness by your performance, but you have received the righteousness as a gift ( righteousness by Faith ).

Devil Creating doubt

Creating Doubt on being Son of God

Matthew 27:36-43
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36 and they sat and watched him there. 37 They set up over his head the accusation against him written, “THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left. 39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, 40 and saying, “You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!”

41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees,[a] and the elders, said, 42 “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”

Prophesy of Creating the doubt

Psalm 22:1
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22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?

Psalm 22:6-8
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But I am a worm, and no man;
    a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
All those who see me mock me.
    They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
    “He trusts in Yahweh;
    let him deliver him.
    Let him rescue him, since he delights in him.”

Psalm 22:12-13
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12 Many bulls have surrounded me.
    Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13 They open their mouths wide against me,
    lions tearing prey and roaring.

During satan tempting Jesus

Matthew 4:3-4
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The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”[a]

Creating doubt for Eve

Genesis 3:1
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Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?’”

Devil’s plan of creating doubt

Devil’s plan of creating doubt on who you are in Christ

  • You are the Righteousness of God in Christ
  • Stay strong on that.
  • Even when you fail, you the Righteousness of God in Christ
    • Because you have received Everlasting Righteousness
      • If the righteousness you have received doesn’t last forever, it is not everlasting in the first place.
    • Because you haven’t received the righteousness by your performance, but you have received the righteousness as a gift ( righteousness by Faith ).

Devil Creating doubt

Creating Doubt on being Son of God

Matthew 27:36-43
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36 and they sat and watched him there. 37 They set up over his head the accusation against him written, “THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left. 39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, 40 and saying, “You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!”

41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees,[a] and the elders, said, 42 “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”

Prophesy of Creating the doubt

Psalm 22:1
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22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?

Psalm 22:6-8
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But I am a worm, and no man;
    a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
All those who see me mock me.
    They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
    “He trusts in Yahweh;
    let him deliver him.
    Let him rescue him, since he delights in him.”

Psalm 22:12-13
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12 Many bulls have surrounded me.
    Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13 They open their mouths wide against me,
    lions tearing prey and roaring.

During satan tempting Jesus

Matthew 4:3-4
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The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”[a]

Creating doubt for Eve

Genesis 3:1
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Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?’”