Is There Really a Difference Among Believers

Written by Paul Griffitts

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5. A family name that is used of none other. This is a body of which Christ isrepparttar Head (Ephesians 1:23). No other body has this distinction. This is a closer relationship withrepparttar 148642 risen Lord than is revealed anywhere else inrepparttar 148643 Bible.

6. This people has an identification which transcends that of any other. They have been quickened, raised, and seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6). Andrepparttar 148644 prospect is to be manifested with Him. Up to this time believers had been only dead, buried and raised with Him.

7. It is a dispensation or household of God which had not been revealed torepparttar 148645 prophets, but was hid in God from ages and generations. And it has a unique commission in that it is to proclaim to all menrepparttar 148646 dispensation ofrepparttar 148647 mystery (Ephesians 3:9 R.V.).

8. In all other families of God there has been delegated authority, a difference in station ofrepparttar 148648 various believers. But in this church which isrepparttar 148649 body of Christ there is a joint relationship in all aspects (Ephesians 3:6). No member is above another. There is no priesthood. There are no judges, kings or authorities. All are on an equality. Evenrepparttar 148650 teacher, pastors and evangelists have no more authority than you and I. This is a foretaste ofrepparttar 148651 time when God will be all and in all.

God has set forth these 8 points in His Word. They are what He has said. Look for yourself. If you take exception and cannot believe, take it up with God. I am not responsible for what God has written. But my responsibility, and yours, is to believe God and let it rest there. So take your Bible and search to see if these 8 points be so. And if you find them to be true thenrepparttar 148652 next step is yours to take.

Paul Griffitts is a writer for The Good News Letter available to you from where you can get a free ebook just by visiting. is a Bible study site with over 200 articles and Bible studies available for free.

Remember the Sabbath

Written by David Ben-Ariel

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As well as reminding us of God's awesome ability,repparttar Sabbath is a memorial of Israel's deliverance from Egypt (Deut. 5:15). It also foreshadows our future redemption from European tyranny and portrays our ongoing deliverance from sin (Isa. 14:3; Ga. 5:1). The plagues God sent against Egypt identified Him asrepparttar 148641 Creator God:repparttar 148642 One who could controlrepparttar 148643 forces of nature and intervene inrepparttar 148644 affairs of nations. When God pours outrepparttar 148645 seven last plagues on Europe's Babylonish system, bringing it to its knees, it'll reveal Him alone asrepparttar 148646 Most High God and Holy Father (Dan. 2:44; Rev. 14:7)!

The Sabbath day, a memorial of creation and Israel's liberation, reminds us relief from sin is coming. We'll finally be able to rest from temptation and enjoy righteousness (II Pet. 3:13)! When we're truly born again we'll be free from sin; it'll be a thing ofrepparttar 148647 past (I Jn. 3:9). This serenity awaits us inrepparttar 148648 Promised Land of God's Kingdom (Heb. 4:1- 11). God is reproducing Himself - Christ in us - and will addrepparttar 148649 "finishing touch" at our resurrection (Rom. 8:21-23).

Jesus cut through allrepparttar 148650 red tape of entangling human traditions, and keptrepparttar 148651 Sabbath day as God intended (Mk. 7:7). Yet it was prophesied that some would tamper with how and when we're to observe God's Sabbath day, and forcibly attempt to replace it with their own (Dan. 7:25; Rev. 17:5). This Sabbath question is destined to become a bloody issue again (Rev. 13:17; 14:13). But for those who really want to knowrepparttar 148652 truth, God's entrustedrepparttar 148653 Jews to keeprepparttar 148654 knowledge ofrepparttar 148655 true Sabbath day (Rom. 9:4). Andrepparttar 148656 Jews don't worship on Sunday! They followrepparttar 148657 Biblical practice of celebratingrepparttar 148658 Sabbath: from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. God even pronounces a blessing on everyone who's properly keepingrepparttar 148659 Sabbath just before Christ's return, despite political pressure to do otherwise (Isa. 56:1-2).

Why not take time out to get to know God? Although He enjoys our contact daily, God's set aside every seventh day as a special opportunity to learn more about Him and life. Don't settle for counterfeits or attempt to adopt days copied from others (Deut. 12:30).

GOD'S RESERVED THE SEVENTH DAY FOR HIS PEOPLE. It was a regular part of Jesus' life andrepparttar 148660 early Church's custom. In fact, allrepparttar 148661 righteous priests and prophets, patriarches and kings, throughout Biblical history, have kept God's holy Sabbath. Why not follow their example? Don't forget!

David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region that is destined to affect us all. Check out and

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