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The genuine grace message of Jesus causes a person to live a holy life, have great peace and joy, and enter into eternal life.

 

The Priceless Gift of Grace
By Tony Kemp

I have a friend who was diagnosed with mental retardation, addicted to drugs, and living in the projects when he received Jesus as Lord and Savior in 1982. As he was discipled into the grace of Messiah Jesus, he was healed of mental retardation, delivered from drugs, and given the idea to start a cleaning business. Later he was given some other business ideas. By 2007, during the beginning of an economic downturn, he was making $140,000 a year. Because he practiced repentance, lived a righteous life and developed his intimacy with Jesus, by 2012 he was making a half million dollars a year, and he was the vice president of a growing company. The true grace message of Jesus produces a transformation of habits, character and life. In order to access this grace, we must understand how the apostles interpreted the true grace message of Jesus.

In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul says, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

There are so many different teachings today on the doctrine of grace that it may be difficult for people to discern the truth from the counterfeit. The “Word” must be rightly divided.

Some teachers say that everyone will be saved. Others say people will go to hell for a period of chastisement, but because of the love and grace of God, they will be permitted out and brought into heaven. Many teach that you can never lose your salvation no matter how you live your life.

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Tony Kemp says there are so many teachings on the doctrine of grace it may be difficult to know the truth from the counterfeit. Go here to order The Priceless Gift of Grace , his 2-CD/5-Booklet set, and Blessings in the Time of Judgment, his CD teaching.

Let us examine these teachings in the light of Jesus’ own words in Mark 9:43-44: If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched—where ‘Their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ Jesus is talking to His disciples (see verse 35). Jesus is not talking to the world, He is addressing His very own—the Twelve!

Notice Jesus says to His disciples in verse 43, “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off....” Jesus is saying that if you [disciples] die sinning; you will go “into the fire that shall never be quenched.”

Jesus clearly states that if a person dies in sin, whether that person is a sinner, a backslider, or a Christian who died in rebellion to the Word of God, once you enter the lake of fire, you are there forever!

The grace teaching of Jesus is very clear. It warns of eternal damnation for the person who dies in sin! The grace and love of Jesus warns people of the eternal consequences of sin!

There are some who teach and believe that a loving, kind, and good God would never condemn a person to the lake of fire. Let’s look at that belief in light of God’s Word. John, the apostle of the love and grace of God, wrote in Revelation 20:10-12, 15 the following: The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works.... And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Notice that Satan, the beast, the false prophet, and all who did not believe and obey the teaching of Jesus the Messiah were cast into the lake of fire forever and forever!

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Again, John, writing by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit says in the book of Revelation 14:9-11: Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Here the apostle points out the severity of the judgment of God upon those whose reject Jesus and accept the mark of the beast. John makes it clear that for the person who receives the mark of the beast, there is no more grace available!

The apostle Paul also states in Romans 11:22, “Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.”

Consider the goodness and severity of God. In order to have a balanced view, one must see His mercy and goodness but also His righteousness and holiness.

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Tony Kemp is the founding pastor of Embassy Christian Church in Hannibal, Missouri. Tony teaches on the depths of worship wich opens up healing, signs and wonders in your life.

Paul goes on to say to the believers that they must continue to obey the teaching of Jesus the Messiah for the rest of their lives or they will be “cut off.” The way “you continue in His goodness” is to obey the word of Jesus!

Paul says in Romans 11:21 to the believers “if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.”

The genuine grace message of Jesus causes a person to live a holy life, have great peace and joy, and enter into eternal life! Isaiah writes, “Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea” (48:18). For those of us who walk in the fear of the Lord and the priceless gift of God’s grace, we will return to Zion with singing and everlasting joy will be upon our heads forever and ever! It is time for the church to arise and shine for the glory of the Lord is risen upon you! Be supernaturally empowered by the grace of God Almighty and do the works of the Messiah Jesus!

Dear Mishpochah

As I begin to share this amazing end-time truth, I am thinking of my Uncle Jay. Jay was Jewish and a professional comedian with a sharp wit. He would watch Benny Hinn on TV and mock him. I knew my uncle loved me, but he would get so angry when he talked about the Christian shows he had watched that he would curse me too. The amazing thing was — he was watching Christian television and hearing the Gospel! Family members told me that even my Orthodox Jewish father would watch Christian television when he was alone.Newsletter_SidRoth2.jpg

This is what motivates me to do my television show. This is why I do not raise money on the air or talk much about my Jewish evangelistic ministry. I know the unsaved are watching and I do not want to turn them off. I also know believers must operate in the supernatural to reach the unsaved. This is why I mentor you in the supernatural. This is why God gave me this revelation based on Psalm 122:6 KJV: “Pray for the PEACE of Jerusalem: they shall PROSPER that love thee.”

The Hebrew word for “peace” is “shalom,” which means “completeness.” When will Jerusalem be complete? When Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, all the Jews return to live there, all Israel is saved and Yeshua (Jesus) rules as King!

Today, we are seeing this completeness being birthed quickly! At the same time the anti-Christ spirit is resisting ferociously. Why? Because the devil knows that every time a Jewish person is born again, we move closer to the return of King YESHUA. In Matthew 23:39 Yeshua says to the Jewish people, “You shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Some Christians believe Jewish people are saved based on following the Old Covenant. But God says in Hebrews 9:22, “without [the] shedding of blood there is no remission [of sin].” And since the blood sacrifice must be in the Temple and the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70, we Jewish people have no atonement under the Old Covenant.

Other believers think it is not necessary to evangelize Jewish people because the Bible says in Romans 11:26, “And so all Israel will be saved....” But what about those who die before their National Day of Salvation? This is God’s answer in Acts 4:12: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” The devil knows if he can prevent Jewish salvation, he can abort the greatest revival in history!

We are also closer to the “shalom” or “completeness” Paul talks about in Ephesians 2:14-16,22 — the formation of the One New Man! Paul says when the middle wall of separation between Jew and Gentile comes down in Jesus it creates “peace” or “completeness.” This is what Paul means when he says “having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace [completeness]” (v. 15). This “completeness” of the One New Man will result in the “complete” presence of His Spirit manifesting on earth! Not only does the Hebrew word for “peace” mean “completeness,” so does the Greek.

This is what Jesus meant when He spoke about Jews and Gentiles (the only two people groups at that time) in John 17:21: “That they [Jew and Gentile] all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe....” This is happening now and we are about to see the same miracles as Jesus and even greater! (John 14:12)

The emergence of the One New Man will trigger the greatest revival in history. In Amos 9:11-12, God promised that when revival hits the tabernacle (“family”) of David (the Jewish people), it will cause a revival among the Gentiles. Verse 13 says that the blessings of revival will be so great that the reaper will not be able to gather all the harvest before the next planting season begins. The plowman will overtake the reaper. There has never been a revival in history so great!Newsletter_Mentoring2a.jpg

As you pray Psalm 122:6 for the completeness of Jerusalem, God promises to “prosper” you. Yes, it means in health, family and finances, but the greater meaning of the Hebrew word for “prosper” is “heart peace.” There will be a distinction between Christians who pray for and work toward the “completeness” of Jerusalem and those who do the opposite. This will also be true for nations. God has shown me those who are not on God’s side regarding Israel will not participate in the next, greatest and last move of His Spirit. They will go into further error and some will move into false miracles as the Bible warns.

I am motivated by God’s “Law of Evangelism.” When God wanted to reach the world he went to the JEW FIRST (Abraham). When Jesus wanted to reach the world, He went to the JEW FIRST. He said in Matthew 10:5-6, “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, ...but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” When Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, wanted to reach the Gentiles, he went to the JEW FIRST. He said in Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of [Messiah] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first....”

This is why I go to the JEW FIRST. When I follow God’s pattern, He opens up doors to reach more Gentiles than if I went to the Gentile first! He blesses me in EVERY area of my life. The foundation of the Law of Evangelism is found in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you [the Jewish people], and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth [the Gentiles] shall be blessed.”

Pray for the completeness of Jerusalem: (by word and deed) and God promises you will have heart peace.

“Give the LORD no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth” (Isaiah 62:7 NLT).


Shalom and Love,
Sid Israel Roth

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright ©1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


 

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