Monday, August 14, 2017

WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE?


Countless of times I have heard people, especially Christians, telling me when addressing sinful actions of believers, “Who are you to judge?”

Jesus’ command, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1 NLT) could be the most quoted of His sayings and yet so often taken out of context. Many people use this verse in an attempt to silence their critics, interpreting Jesus’ words to mean, “You don’t have the right to tell me I’m wrong.” Christians are often accused of “judging” when they speak out against sin.

The Bible’s command that we “not judge others” doesn’t mean we cannot show discernment. Immediately after Jesus said, “Do not judge others,” He said, “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs!” Matthew 7:6 NLT

Later in the same sermon Jesus says, “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.  You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act.” Matthew 7:15-16 NLT

So, how are we supposed to discern those who are “unholy,” “pigs,” and “false prophets” unless we have the ability to make a judgment call on doctrines and actions? Jesus is giving us permission to tell right from wrong.

That’s why He said, “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” John 7:24 NKJV

In other words, there IS a correct usage of judgment which is based on Biblical doctrines and actions of a person.

Now we also understand why the apostle Paul told the Corinthian Church that it is their responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning!

“It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.” 1. Corinthians 5:12 NLT

Therefore, when Jesus said not to judge others, He did not mean that no one is allowed to identify sin for what it is based on God’s definition of sin found in His Word, the Bible!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

WHY MOST CHRISTIANS ARE NOT TRUE CHRISTIANS AT ALL


FROM THE “BIBLE NERD”

Jesus Christ said:

“The gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:14 NLT

This means that,

“Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.” 1. John 2:6 NLT

So just like Jesus, you need to be willing to give up your own selfish ways, and just like Jesus, take up your cross and be willing to give up your life for Him, loving Him above anybody or anything else! 

Jesus made this very clear when He said:

“If any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow Me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake, you will save it.” Matthew 16:24-25 NLT

And,

“If you love your father or mother more than you love Me, you are not worthy of being Mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than Me, you are not worthy of being Mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow Me, you are not worthy of being Mine!” Matthew 10:37-38 NLT

“Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword. I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Your enemies will be right in your own household!” Matthew 10:34-36 NLT

This is the reason why the Christian walk is very narrow and difficult, and many of those so-called Christians are just phony fakes, who are not willing to sacrifice their selfish ways and live in obedience to God’s will!

These so-called Christians are only living to please themselves, and yet the Bible says:

“For even Christ didn’t live to please Himself.” Romans 15:3 NLT

Saturday, July 29, 2017

GOD SAYS NO TO THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE!



IN THE OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE BOOK, GOD SAID:

“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.” Leviticus 18:22 NLT

“If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act.” Leviticus 20:13 NLT

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, GOD SAYS:

“Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.” Romans 1:26-27 NLT

“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves! Those who practice homosexuality will not inherit the Kingdom of God!” (See 1. Corinthians 6:9-10)

“The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality and who do contradict the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good News!”
(See 1. Timothy 1:10-11)

It is for this reason the Scriptures say that:

“God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor—  not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and His ways.” 1. Thessalonians 4:3-5 NLT

Saturday, July 8, 2017

IT IS GOD WHO KNOWS, DECIDES, ALLOWS, DISALLOWS, CONTROLS AND LEADS!


Did Job end up suffering because he brought it upon himself by doing wrong or sinning? Or was it God who allowed Job to suffer for His purpose?

The Bible gives the following answer:

Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”

Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is! But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

“All right, you may test him,” the Lord said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm him physically.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence. Job 1:8-12 NLT

Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause.”

Satan replied to the Lord, “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life. But reach out and take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

“All right, do with him as you please,” the Lord said to Satan. “But spare his life.”  So Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot. Job 2:3-7 NLT

So, it is God who allows what will happen to people, whether good or bad!

That is why the Scripture says;

“So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it. For the Scriptures say that God told Pharaoh, “I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth.” So you see, God chooses to show mercy to some, and he chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen.” Romans 9:16-18 NLT

Therefore, it says that, “God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him!” Philippians 2:13 NLT

Thursday, July 6, 2017

WILD PARTIES, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, SEX, ORGIES, AND THE SORROW THAT FOLLOWS!


“What sorrow awaits you who make your neighbors drunk! You force your cup on them so you can gloat over their shameful nakedness.” Habakkuk 2:15 NLT

“What sorrow for those who get up early in the morning looking for a drink of alcohol and spend long evenings drinking wine to make themselves flaming drunk.” Isaiah 5:11 NLT

“What sorrow for those who are heroes at drinking wine and boast about all the alcohol they can hold.” Isaiah 5:22 NLT

“Come,” they say, “let’s get some wine and have a party. Let’s all get drunk. Then tomorrow we’ll do it again and have an even bigger party!” Isaiah 56:12 NLT

I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin or is a drunkard. Don’t even eat with such people! (See 1. Corinthians 5:11)

Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone who is living the lifestyle of a sexually immoral person or who is a drunkard, or who engages in orgies, abuses drugs, or any other sins like these will not inherit the Kingdom of God! (See Galatians 5:19-21)

So, don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living! (See Romans 13:13)

“Be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit!” Ephesians 5:15-18 NLT

Sunday, June 18, 2017

ARE WE OBLIGATED TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM?


There are many well-meaning Christians who say that we as believers are obligated to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. They use the Old Testament book of Psalms to justify this, where it says: “Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.” Psalm 122:6 NLT

But, is this really so?

For decades, Christians have been praying for the peace of Jerusalem, and yet, there is still no peace today in Jerusalem. Far from it! Instead, great civil unrest exists in Jerusalem among Jews, Christians, Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians.

The Bible though speaks about a day that is coming when there will be peace in Jerusalem. This will be orchestrated by the Antichrist, the false Messiah. He will bring a false peace treaty to Israel and the Middle East. You can read this in the book of Daniel and 1. Thessalonians where it speaks about the Antichrist bringing peace.

And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue. Daniel 11:21 NKJV

Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters, we don’t really need to write you.  For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.  When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 NLT

Jesus Christ will return! He is not coming to establish Israel’s earthly kingdom. Jesus is forming the Church, His Body, to influence the heavenly places:

God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display His wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was His eternal plan, which He carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Ephesians 3:10-11 NLT

Never once did Jesus, nor the apostle Paul or the other disciples in the New Testament, instruct us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Why? Because that is not what God, through the Holy Spirit is doing today!

As a matter of fact, the apostle Paul urge us to pray for all people and ask God to help them, to intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them! He also says to pray this way for kings and all who are in authority, so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity, because this is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth! (See 1 Timothy 2:1-4)

To make it clear what the Bible says what will happen in last days, is that the Antichrist, the false messiah, will come first, followed by the true Messiah, Jesus Christ, who will reign over the holy city, the New Jerusalem coming down from God out of Heaven, the city of peace where righteousness lives for eternity with those who belong to Him! (See Revelation 21+22)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

IT IS TIME TO COME OUT

“They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money!” Titus 1:11 NLT

For many years, I wandered in the prophetic circles of false prophets and teachers who are being worshiped and glorified - people like Bill Johnson, Chuck Pierce, Peter Wagner, Heidi Baker, Benny Hinn, Kim Clement, Mike Bickle, and all those associate with them. My life was inundated with false prophetic words coming from these people, that obviously never happened. The Holy Spirit warned me on many occasions to distance myself from these false prophetic gatherings, with all their unbiblical demonic manifestations, and never to minister to or with them ever again!

After coming out of these false prophetic churches, my wife and I kept running into people who have been deceived and hurt by believing and following these lying prophets and their false teachings. Some of them are literally infested with demons, and their lives are completely ruined spiritually, physically and financially!

Over the years, we have exposed and given Biblical answers to what these false prophets and their deceptive teachings and doctrines are all about on our website www.instituteoflove.net.

This morning, the Lord told me to tell His people:

As you come out from among these false prophets, I will put an end to your excruciating torture of false expectations! Yes, time passed and prophecies came to nothing! But now, as you remove yourself from these prophetic lies and delusion, you will experience the truth of My Word and promises! The time has come for every one of My prophecies to be fulfilled! For I am the Lord! If I say it, it will happen! There will be no more false visions and flattering predictions! And there will be no more delay! I will always do everything I have promised, says the Lord!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

SNIPPET OF MY UPCOMING NEW BOOK, “IS YOUR PASTOR A SHEPHERD?”

My experience as a travelling minister for over 25 years to hundreds of churches all over the world has been overall very negative. The Bible speaks about many of the exact same wrong things I have encountered in the churches. 

Here are some examples:

Pastors, who in their greed make up clever lies of sowing seeds in exchange for financial breakthroughs and healing, only to get hold of people’s money. (See 2. Peter 2:3)

Pastors, who instead of caring for the congregation that God has entrusted them and making sure to be a good example of a true humble follower of Jesus Christ to them, instead control every aspect of the members’ lives - including their finances, by obligating them to pay tithes (10% of their income) and special offerings. Those who don’t tithe will be excluded from any ministering function in the church, because they are not seen as “faithful.” (See 1. Peter 5:2-3)

Pastors, who are preaching with deceit, impure motives, and trickery. They try to win you with flattery, pretending to be your friend just to get your money! (See 1. Thessalonians 2:3+5)

Pastors, who give special attention and a good seat to the rich person who comes into their church dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, while to the poor person, who is dressed in dirty clothes, they say, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor.” (See James 2:2-4)

Women pastors, who teach men and have authority over them, contrary to what the Apostle Paul instructed the church: “I do not let women teach men or have authority over them.” 1. Timothy 2:12 NLT

On several painful occasions, I have also experienced pastors, who love to be the leader, refusing to have anything to do with me and my wife and instead make up evil accusations against us for no reason at all. Not only do they refuse to welcome us, they also tell others not to help us! And if they do help us, these pastors kick them right out of the church! (See 3. John 1:9-10)

Sadly, most of the pastors I have dealt with do not have the gift, the calling, or the qualifications to be a shepherd - a true pastor! Many, who call themselves pastors, have no business shepherding people because their actual gift is that of a teacher, prophet, evangelist or other! Only those whose gift is to be a pastor (including the apostle, who operates in all the gifts) should be shepherding. If a man is pastoring without the specific gift of a pastor or apostle, he will not be able to lovingly shepherd/care for the people, but will instead end up wounding them! It is no wonder there are so many dysfunctional churches out there.

Here are the qualifications a pastor (also called a bishop) must have:

“He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome, and not love money. He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?

He must not be a new believer, because he might become proud, and the devil would cause him to fall. Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil’s trap.” 1. Timothy 3:2-7 NLT

A pastor must care for the flock that God has entrusted to him. He must watch over the people willingly, not grudgingly—not for what he will get out of it, but because he is eager to serve God. He should never lord it over the people assigned to his care, but lead them by his own good example. (See 1. Peter 5:2-3)

     


  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

GOD DOES NOT GIVE WHAT YOU DESIRE, BUT WHAT HE DESIRES!



Scores of Christians falsely believe that God gives them all the desires of their hearts. They base this on the Old Testament passage in Psalms where it says, “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalm 37:4 NLT

But to shed more light on the above verse, the Bible says in the New Testament: “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” Philippians 2:13 NLT

In other words, it is God who is working in you to give you the desire that is “His Desire” and the power to do what He wants. So, it is never about what you want, but what He predestined for you to accomplish for His glory’s sake! His desire becomes your desire, and that’s why you will always have the power - meaning His favor and blessing - to do whatever He desires for your life!

We can now also understand when David writes to, “Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust Him, and He will help you.” Psalm 37:5 NLT. This means, our desire must align with God’s desire, not the other way around!

That is why it also says, “And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that PLEASES HIM! And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for.” 1. John 5:14-15 NLT

To sum it up:

God only does and gives us what He desires for us, only that what pleases Him! 

Even Jesus Christ, our great example, prayed before He was about to be crucified, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from Me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Matthew 26:39 NLT. He did what the Father wanted!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PRAYING DOWN THE HOLY GHOST FIRE ON PEOPLE IS UNBIBLICAL




It is the custom in especially the charismatic church circles to call down fire from heaven over the congregation or pray fire over someone. They also call it the “Holy Ghost Fire” prayer!
But did Jesus ever instruct His disciples to pray that way? No! He didn’t! It is just another of those deceptive foolish practices in church. Here are some Bible scriptures that are often being misused to justify the “Holy Ghost Fire” prayer.

Some interpret the appearance of fire as referring to the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was sent from heaven.

On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.” Acts 2:1-3 NLT

It is important to note here when it says, “what looked like flames or tongues of fire” is not literal fire. Does this really mean that we now should pray fire over people?

Then, there is this verse where John the Baptist testify about Jesus saying,

“But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be His slave and carry His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Matthew 3:11 NLT

But the “fire” referred to here has to do with trouble or trials that a believer may have to experience!

The following scriptures confirms this:

“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 1. Peter 1:7 NLT

“Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in His suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing His glory when it is revealed to all the world.” 1. Peter 4:12-13 NLT

“For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for Him.” Philippians 1:29 NLT
Now, does these above scriptures tell us to pray fire over people?

In the Old Testament, the prophet Elijah pronounced a curse over his enemies by calling down fire from heaven to consume them.

“But Elijah replied to the captain, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and killed them all.” 2. Kings 1:10 NLT

In the New Testament, Jesus warned His disciples not to play with fire!

As the time drew near for Him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for His arrival. But the people of the village did not welcome Jesus because he was on His way to Jerusalem. When James and John saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to burn them up?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them.” Luke 9:51-54 NLT

Is there any reason to pray fire over people? This “Holy Ghost Fire” prayer is totally ridiculous!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

REGARDLESS HOW LONG IT MAY TAKE, WE MUST LOSE WEIGHT!!!


It requires at least five to six months on a strict 1,200 calorie daily diet to lose 35lbs. (16 kg) of fat for good! And this is not what those famous diet books and programs are telling US. They promise two to four weeks to lose 35 pounds! That’s it! Obviously, that’s a big fat lie!

In reality, the first two weeks of weight loss represent primarily the reduction of undigested foods, fluids, and stools inside your gastrointestinal tract, but little or no actual body fat.

Weight loss is a challenging journey. If your environment is not supportive, or you are not in perfect health, or you lapse every so often into overeating, or you can’t give up on sweets or your favorite fatty foods and snacks, it may even take much longer to lose weight.

It is a well-known fact that obesity and being overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and certain forms of cancer. The health consequences range from increased risk of serious chronic conditions, which reduce the overall quality of life, to premature death. Especially concerning, is the increasing obesity among children and teenagers.

Because our bodies belong to God, we must not violate His standards for living. That obligates us to take care of our body, which belongs to God, who created us for the purpose of honoring Him! Therefore, we must lose excess weight! For this reason, the Bible says the following about this subject:

“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1. Corinthians 6:18-20 NLT

You may say, “I am allowed to do anything.” But I reply, “Not everything is good for you.” And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. You say, “Food is for the stomach, and the stomach is for food.” 1. Corinthians 6:12-13 NLT

You say, “I am allowed to do anything” — but not everything is helpful. You say, “I am allowed to do anything” — but not everything is beneficial. 1. Corinthians 10:23 NLT

“Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? God will bring ruin upon anyone who ruins this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you Christians are that temple.” 1. Corinthians 3:16-17 NLT

“Whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, you must do all for the glory of God.” 1. Corinthians 10:31 NLT

Friday, March 24, 2017

PROPHETIC JUNK


So many times over the years I received prophecies from well-known prophets, who predicted that I would go to Heaven and return on a regular basis and see God the Father and Jesus Christ and get great revelations and understanding of the Heavenly spheres and the angels. Yeah right!

We are living in a self-centered, narcissistic (Christian) culture where many, especially in the prophetic circles, are claiming and boasting about going to Heaven and having face-to-face encounters with God. This is a major trend nowadays! They tell you how glorious it was, how peaceful, how happy and comforted they were. They also like to brag about how they received privileges and were enlightened, and how many things they now perfectly understand from God’s kingdom. 

But the Bible clearly states the words of Jesus, who said:

“No one has ever gone to heaven and returned.” John 3:13 NLT

“No one has ever seen God.” John 1:18 NLT

We are warned in the Word about these false prophets who want to lead us astray. But we have received the Holy Spirit, and He lives within us, so we don’t need anyone to teach us what is true. For the Spirit teaches us everything we need to know, and what He teaches is true—it is not a lie! (See 1. John 2:26-27)


Sunday, March 19, 2017

ANOTHER FALSE SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION BY THE CHURCH


“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25 NLT

Virtually every church and every pastor misuses this scripture to try to convince believers that they must not forsake going to church, otherwise it would be sinning against God. Many Christians are being guilt tripped by this false teaching. This verse has nothing to do with “you must go to church”!

But, it is absolutely wrong to use Hebrews 10 verse 25 in such a way! The Greek and the context simply does not support it, and when we understand the true meaning of this verse, the entire idea of "going to church" as something we must do entirely falls apart.

What Hebrews 10 verse 25 actually tells us, is not to neglect or forsake the promise and blessed hope of our gathering to Jesus Christ at His coming and not to be like others who forsake their hope in Jesus’ return!

That’s why it says, that we are to encourage one another the more we see the day of His return approaching!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

JEWS ARE NOT SAVED BECAUSE THEY ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE


Why? Because Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO ONE can come to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 NLT

The “No One” Jesus refers to includes Jews and Gentiles. In other words, Jews, like everybody else are only being saved when they believe in Jesus Christ as their true Messiah! (There are many Jews who have accepted Yeshua, the Hebrew word for Jesus, as their Lord and Savior; they are called Messianic Jews.)

While individual Jews must come to Christ for salvation, God is still not finished with the people of Israel. The Bible says the following about this:

“Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ.  And so all Israel will be saved. As the Scriptures say, the one who rescues will come from Jerusalem, and He will turn Israel away from ungodliness.  And this is my covenant with them, that I will take away their sins.”
Many of the people of Israel are now enemies of the Good News, and this benefits you Gentiles. Yet they are still the people he loves because he chose their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.” Romans 11:25-29 NLT