Beloved members, On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. MAT 22:40. The heart of the true believer will tremble at His Word. We read inMessage 1 of 1313 , May 28, 2006View SourceBeloved members,
"On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." MAT
The heart of the true believer will tremble at His Word. We read in ISA
66:2, "For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things
have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that
is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word." This does
not mean that we tremble with a slavish fear, but we have such a holy
reverence for the Word of God that our heart trembles to think that we
have done things that displease Him.
A right understanding of our text unveils the words of our Saviour in
JOH 14:23; "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will
keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with him." The Ten Commandments are the laws of
love, and He says, "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my
Father will love him." The Father loves us when we keep His words and
repent. Then God the Father and God the Son will make their abode with
What is salvation? So many people think salvation means going to
heaven, but they are wrong. Moses did not even want to go to the
Promised Land unless the Lord was there; he said, "If thy presence go
not with me, carryest not up hence." Salvation is to abide with the
Lord, that God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit dwell
within. "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will
love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
The gospel must begin with the wrath of God against sin and end with the
Father being glorified by the fruit of repentance. The fruit of
repentance is that we will keep His Word; then He will make His abode
with us. The gospel must begin with how God is so angry at sin and end
with how pleased He is with obedience, which is the work of repentance.
JOH 15:8 says, "Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit;
so shall ye be my disciples." He is glorified when we bear the fruit of
repentance, when our hearts are turned unto His will, and when we do
that which is pleasing to the Lord.
Righteousness shall enlighten the heavens for all eternity. We read in
REV 21:23, "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to
shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the
The righteousness of the saints, which is the fruit of repentance, is
the imparted righteousness of Christ. REV 19:8 says, "And to her [His
church; the heavenly bride] was granted that she should be arrayed in
fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of
saints." We will be clothed with that fine linen throughout eternity,
which is the linen we are dressed in as the bride of Christ, which is
the work of repentance.
The commandment that all the law and the prophets hang on is to love God
above all with our hearts, our souls, and our minds, and to love our
neighbor as ourselves. When the work of grace is wrought in us so all
our rebellion and hatred is taken away, our love for sin is broken, we
delight to do the will of God, and Christ becomes formed in us, then we
have remission of sin, but not until then.
Repentance and remission of sins must be preached, not remission of sins
then repentance. The gospel must begin by showing that the Lord is
displeased with sin and that we will be dressed for eternity in the
clean, white linen, which is the righteousness of the saints. We must
have a right attitude, that Christ is formed in us, and that Christ
becomes our all in all. "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and
my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode
Dear Mark, My friend Shyjit (age 37yrs) is suffering from Brain Tumor and has been undergoing treatment for the last 3 years. He is married and has two littleMessage 1313 of 1313 , Dec 27 1:08 AMView SourceDear Mark,
My friend Shyjit (age 37yrs) is suffering from Brain Tumor and has been undergoing treatment for the last 3 years. He is married and has two little daughters aged 10 and 7 years. He has also been diagnosed of Pneumonia and is currently in a Special ICU ward.
Doctors have not given much hope but we are confident that our Lord can do wonders and wake him up from all his illness and sickness.
Request you to pls remember in your daily prayers. I have faith and our Lord will cure him completely.
Pls pass on this request to all your prayer groups and pray for his recovery.
Yours in Christ
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:33:34 -0400
Subject: [ MOSC ] Spiritual Words.
"When we return to ourselves and remember the Heavenly Father, we may rightly use these words: 'Forgive us our debts.' Hence, even though one be a Moses or a Samuel, or any other man of outstanding virtue, in so far as he is a man, he does not consider these words less fitting for himself, seeing that he shares Adam's nature and participates in his exile. For since, as the Apostle says, 'in Adam we all die,' the words that are suited to Adam's penance are rightly applied to all who have died with him, so that after we have been granted the remission of our sins we may again be saved by the Lord through grace, as says the Apostle (cf. Eph. 2:5)."
St. Gregory of Nyssa.
"And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming." 1 John 2:28
If you have an update on a prayer request, please let me know.
Please remember the following in your prayers:
Ibrahim - Lung cancer
Amal - Breast cancer
Wageh S.- Cancer and heart surgeries
George A. - Respiratory Problems.
Fr. Athanasius Ava Mina - Intestinal problems.
Huda S. - Peace and health.
The family of Mary R.
Rita P. - Ovarian Cancer
Julia M.S. - An infant with a lung deficiency disorder
Julie - In a coma from a serious car accident
Marian L - Late stage MS
Nadia - Lung cancer
Heidi - Difficulty to conceive
John - Brain aneurysm
Eva - Paralyzed from a stroke
Sonty P. - Suffering from cancer. Please pray for her healing and financial ability.
Lidya P. - Suffering from a stroke.
Rev. Davy P. - Suffering from hepatitis type B.
Somaya M. - Being tested for breast cancer.
Peter and family - inoperable grade 4 brain tumour
Eman, Hany and Daniel - Suffered serious injuries from a car accident
The family of Neveen M.
Emil S. - Open heart surgery.
Clement - Lung and liver cancer
M.M.- metabolic syndrome
Sherien - Cancer
Emad. Please pray for his family
Scott - Crones Disease
J. Shapiro - Cancer.
C.L. - Complete recovery after a tragic car accident.
M. Ragheb - Out of the ICU but he is still under critical care
M. Fleming - Multiple brain and spinal cord diseases.
Fr. Wissa Bessada
G. Roubil - Out of ICU
The Coptic mission trip to Mexico.
Camilo, Julio Renaldo, Diego and family, Hong and Pablo - Accept the faith and get baptized.
H.H. Pope Shenouda III
David - rectal and liver cancer.
The family of Larry W. - May the Lord grant them peace.
H.M - Hardship.
William H. - Cancer
Makram G. - Liver Cirrhosis in the last stages
Emad - Lung cancer.
Albert - Operation
Eva S - Recovery from a heart surgery.
M.B.- Breast Cancer
Mark - brain tumor
Fr. Anthony H.
Luka-- May God unite him with his family.
F.Z. may God help him in his service.
Tasony Esther, May God heal her and comfort her.
Akmal T. - Major heart surgery.
Amal M - Lymphoma Cancer.
Shery - Tumor near her spinal chord.
E.Salamah - Breast Cancer.
Mena - Displaced mandibular joint.
Esme - Severe lupus with heart & brain function involvement.
Yvone Y. - Serious Eye Surgery. The doctors now feel she might not need the surgery at all.
Anthony - PTSD from Iraq
Elisha Mary - return to Communion
E. - Brain tumor, 22 yrs old with 2 kids.
M. Chouinard and her family and students.
Sharon P - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, PTSD
Jan P - pancreatic cancer
Becky Cox D - bone marrow cancer
Eric G - throat cancer
Samantha M - Type 1 diabetes
Amelia T - Breast Cancer
Anthony C - Kidney Stones
Emad: To be closer to God
Safa: To be closer to God
Leelamma M - Please pray for her family.
Vladimir and Vaclav.
Steve - Depression.
Viola - Pray for her soul and her family to know the Lord and understand HIS work
Sandy: God open her eyes, give her wisdom
Hazem A. - Overcome his addiction, and gives him strength & will power.
Kip - Her spine is breaking down & will need surgery to have a rod inserted.
Katherine - Make right decisions as she enters adulthood.
Susan - Finds peace and overcome her suicidal thoughts.
Sue's family - Return, as a family, to our church and find peace.
Jacky A. and Family.
John D. - Job
The Orthodox community in Olympia, WA
The unity of the Churches and all Christians.
The Christians in Egypt. "Blessed is Egypt My people." Isaiah 19:25
Please remember me in your prayers.
Please pray for the peace of the world.
"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
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