# Think back to that third verse in the previous chapter. Think of all that love and the many w orks, the service that Paul had done for God. He loved his own people so much that he would have been separated from his God, if by doing so, he could have saved them. In my thirty years of teaching, I have not know n any w ho truly love and serve God that have not had this same compassion and a greater love for others than they even have for themselves.
# They have a zeal for God, but they don\u2019t have a zeal for the know ledge. Now unfortunately, that\u2019s what\u2019s wrong with our people today. They go and listen to w hat a man says, but they don\u2019t check it out for themselves. They don\u2019t study the Word themselves, and only this w ill keep you from being deceived in this day.
3. For they being ignorant of God\u2019s righteousness, and going about to establish their ow n righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
# In other words, Christ accomplishes everything that the law could not accomplish. Now there\u2019s a qualification there \u201cto everyone that believeth.\u201d Or, to those that believe in Christ, but let us be cautious. Believe in w hich Christ? It is especially important in this hour to know that it must be the Christ that w as crucified on the cross, because He was the Son of God. It is not the Kenite messiah that everyone is waiting for at this time, and who is none other than Lucifer himself. This error comes about in ign orance, as Paul says here. They have not sought the know ledge; they do not study His Word. They are not the elect. Only the elect w ill he aw are of this false identity.
6. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this w ise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ dow n from above:)
# And Paul asks, w hat is the truth of it? What he\u2019s saving here is that Christ is w ith us in our mouth and our heart through the Holy Spirit. Being the elect, He is w ith us in spirit, guiding us and w atching us.
# Remember also that He said, Touch not mine elect. Understand this. Not only is He w ith us, but soon w hen you\u2019re delivered up before this whole world to w itness for Him, He w ill speak through you. You don\u2019t have to be an orator or a scholar. He w ill speak through you, and your reward for this is that your people w ill hear your words. During the millennium, you w ill w alk among them teaching, and they\u2019ll turn back to the real Father and to the true Christ. There w on\u2019t be any more tears or hurt. Soon afterward, they w ill make their choice, when Satan is loosed yet a little w hile, w hich is the second test ing.
9. That if thou shalt confess w ith thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
# If you believe in the Lord Jesus and ow n up to your belief, you shall he saved. Remember of course, believing in Him requires obeying His com mands .
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