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My Christian Journey – Personal Journal

My Christian Journey Personal Journal is a great way to keep track of your life in Christ with specially-designed pages to record your personal thoughts, dreams, Bible study insights, prayers, sermon notes, and daily meditations. It also includes a section of God’s Bible promises to strengthen your faith. Printed with elegant full color cover and quality 60# paper stock inside.

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My Christian Journal is designed to help you write down the words and visions given to you by God as you seek Him daily in worship and prayer. It also enables you to keep track of your life in Christ, significant events, answers to prayer, praises to God, Bible study insights, dreams, sermon notes, personal meditations and reflections, or just about anything you wish to write.

Journaling is a wonderful way to document the goodness of God and what He is doing in your life. It will strengthen your faith to record your daily or weekly writings and review them frequently to remind you of where you were, and where you are now in your walk with Jesus.

Writing your thoughts in My Christian Journey will also help you reduce stress, bring healing from painful experiences, enable you to better understand yourself, set life goals, improve your well-being, and more. It will become a treasured keepsake for years to come.

May God richly bless your journey!

– The Editors

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Reverting back to the law of Moses brings a curse.

Reverting back to the law of Moses brings a curse.

Christians Are Not Under the Law of Moses - By Luis Yosefus

During the early days of the Christian church, the Galatian believers (both Jews and Gentiles) were in danger of falling from grace. Certain false teachers labeled as “Judaisers” had secretly infiltrated the church and were convincing the naïve new Christians that they needed to be circumcised and follow the Mosaic laws to be saved. When the apostle Paul heard about it, he was extremely alarmed. He pronounced a curse on these Judaisers and anyone who preached anything but the Gospel of Grace.

“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” – Galatians 1:8

Although the apostle Paul was a believing Jew himself, he was appalled that other Jews had come into the Galatian church and were preaching “another gospel”, confusing the young believers, and causing many to revert back to the Mosaic system that had become obsolete after Jesus the Messiah came and instituted the New Covenant. Tragically, I see this same problem occurring in many Christian churches today – particularly in Hebraic and Messianic congregations who want to become so Jewish in their worship of God that they go completely overboard and become immersed in the Old Testament Mosaic system. As a result, they end up extremely “Hebraic” in their style and practice of Christianity and they “turn off” most Gentile and Jewish prospects alike. The Christian church should be a melding of people of all races – both Jewish and Gentile believers in Jesus the Messiah. Whether you prefer to call Him Jesus, or Yeshua, the bottom line is, Jesus died to save people of all races, languages, and nationalities, and combine them into “one new man”, the universal Body of Christ.

Beware of falling from Grace.

Almost the entire Book of Galatians was written with the intent of exposing the false teachings of the Judaisers and prevent Christians from falling from the Gospel of Grace by reverting back to the Old Testament Mosaic system. The apostle Paul had strong words for the Judaisers and called them “accursed” of God. He also labeled those Galatian Christians who were following the false teachers “foolish”, and declared they had become “bewitched” by the Judaisers. He rebuked them, saying:

“Oh foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth? Did you receive the Holy Spirit by keeping the law of Moses, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish that having begun your [Christian life] in the Spirit [by faith], are you now being made perfect by the flesh [the law of Moses]?” – Galatians 3:1-3.

He also asked that if salvation could be achieved by the keeping of the Old Testament Torah (Law), then what was the purpose of Jesus’ sacrificial death?

Did Jesus die in vain?

The apostle Paul went on to argue that we are NOT justified (cleared of our sin guilt) by keeping the Torah or the Mosaic ordinances, but by faith in Jesus Christ, the anointed Son of God — by the vicarious, atoning sacrifice He made on our behalf. He added:

“that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by keeping the Mosaic law; for by the works of the law no flesh (no one) shall be saved.”

“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if salvation and righteous standing before God comes through the Mosaic law, then Jesus Christ died in vain.”

–         Galatians 2:16-21

Salvation by grace through faith – not Torah-keeping.

God’s free gift of salvation comes by way of faith, and faith alone in what Jesus did for us, not what we can do for ourselves through the keeping of the Old Testament laws.

Only by faith, do we receive the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. And only by the power of the Holy Spirit can we progressively become perfected. The moment we revert back to the keeping of the Mosaic laws for our justification, we are grieving the Holy Spirit, and place ourselves in danger of falling from our foundational position of salvation and justification by grace.

Was Abraham justified by faith? Or, by the keeping of the law?

I ask those of you who want to become so Jewish in your talk and practice of your Christian faith: Do you remember the example of Abraham – the father of the Jewish race? What do the Scriptures say about his justification before God? It calls Abraham “the father of faith”. “Abraham believed God,” and it was accounted to him for righteousness (Galatians 3:6). Therefore, salvation, justification, and righteousness – both in the Old Testament and the New Testament, have always been by faith. The prophet Habakkuk declared (while still under the Old Covenant), “For the just (justified) shall live by his faith.” (Habakkuk 2:4). The apostle Paul also quoted this same verse in Galatians 3:11.

Come out from among them.

Beloved, I pray that you will heed the voice of the Holy Spirit and come out from among any church or group that is deceiving you –that is preaching “another gospel and another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4). The true Gospel of of Jesus Christ is a gospel of salvation and justification by grace through faith in Christ’s redemptive work for us on the cross. Do not listen to the modern-day Judaisers who claim they have a new or better revelation from God, or who teach that you must revert back to the Mosaic system – touch not, eat not, keep Torah, and so on. Salvation has always been by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, and not of works, lest anyone should boast in their own righteousness, and nullify the work of Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-10).

For further study of this subject, we encourage you to order our free booklet, “Christian Are Not Under the Law of Moses” by Luis Josephus. Order additional copies to give to your friends and loved ones who are caught up in the deceptive teachings of Judaizers and legalistic churches.

With your donation of $10.00 or more to our ministry, we’ll send you the gift of this book.

Mail your checks to:

4JESUS OUTREACH
P O Box 842
Fort Pierce, FL 34954 USA

May the LORD richly bless you for supporting God’s work through 4JESUS OUTREACH!

 

 


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Natural Cures – Honor God with Your Body

Alternative CuresThe Bible teaches us that our bodies are the temple of God; therefore, we have a responsibility to take good care of it. Good nutrition, exercise, and natural foods are several ways we can do so. Utilizing natural cures is also preferable to synthetic drugs and surgery whenever possible. Although the medical profession is often skeptical of alternative natural cures, the truth is that God created herbs and natural healing methods to help us. They have been in use long before the modern medical profession existed.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” – 1 Corinthian 6:19-20

I recently developed a large cyst on my neck. When I had my doctor examine it, he scheduled me for surgery to have it removed. In the meantime, I read of a natural cure utilizing Vitamin E oil in a book. I started to pray for healing and apply the Vitamin E oil everyday. In a matter of a couple of weeks, the cyst disappeared without the need for invasive and expensive surgery. Praise be to God for guiding me to a natural form of healing! I recommend that you too explore alternative natural cures, as well as prayer, for whatever health problems you might be experiencing.

–         Luis Josephus

With your donation of $25 or more to our ministry, we’ll send you the gift of this book.

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4JESUS OUTREACH
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Fort Pierce, FL 34954 USA

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When your health is at risk, you want to consider every option.

In Alternative Cures, three hundred of America’s top doctors and natural healers–herbalists, and nutritionists–share more than one thousand safe and effective remedies for many health concerns. Inside you’ll discover:

a nutrient that blocks the side effects of arthritis drugs
a two-nutrient combo that can help cure chronic fatigue
an herbal “cocktail” that stops common flu symptoms in twenty-four hours
an amino acid that works as well as Viagra
a group of remedies that rein-in high blood pressure
a natural hormone cream that rebuilds bones
a home remedy that stops sugar cravings immediately

Plus, there are easy-to-follow illustrations of healing exercises and pain-relieving pressure points–along with guidance on when to seek a professional. Alternative Cures provides not only health advice but peace of mind.

“A valuable resource of alternative and integrated medicines.”
–Elson M. Haas, M.D., author of The False Fat Diet

Alternative Cures:
More than 1,000 of the Most Effective Natural Home Remedies.
By Bill Gottlieb
Paperback
816 Pages


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The Privileged Planet DVD

Many scientists and philosophers claim that Earth is an ordinary speck of dust adrift, without purpose or significance, in a vast cosmic sea. This idea is an outgrowth of Darwinian philosophy that has dominated science for the past 150 years.

Yet, remarkable new evidence unveiled by contemporary astronomy and physics, may now tell a very different story — scientific evidence that reveals the handiwork of an Intelligent Creator (Intelligent Design).

Building upon the overwhelming success of Unlocking the Mystery of Life (widely acclaimed as the most effective refutation of Darwinian theory, ever produced), Illustra Media presents The Privileged Planet.

This hour-long documentary explores the scientific evidence for intelligent design and purpose in the universe. In the process, Earth is revealed as far more than the product of time, chance, and random natural processes.

We now know that a rare and finely tuned array of factors makes Earth suitable for complex life. We depend on our planet’s oxygen-rich atmosphere, its large moon, its planetary neighbors, and its precise location within the solar system and Milky Way galaxy. But the story does not end here. For, the same factors that make a planet like Earth hospitable to life also provide the best conditions for scientific discovery.

Is this correlation merely a coincidence? Or does it point to a deeper truth about the purpose of the cosmos and the reality of a transcendent designer?

Through stunning computer animation, interviews with leading scientists, and spectacular images of Earth and the cosmos, The Privileged Planet explores a startling connection between our capacity to survive and our ability to observe and understand the universe. A connection that points directly to the work of a creative God and planner.

This extraordinary documentary will be a focal point in the escalating debate between evolution and design.

Featuring the voice talents of John Rhys-Davies.

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Abraham DVD

Abraham – One of the best films of the Old Testament Biblical era.

Richard Harris portrays old Abraham as the fallible human being that he surely was. Barbara Hershey (Sarah) is equal to the challenge of becoming a woman who, even in her advanced years, maintains a beauty which can entice a Pharaoh of Egypt.

The research production crew of Abraham certainly did their homework. As an ancient Sumerian, Abraham was part of a thriving and wealthy culture, which invented everything from schools, to surgery, to a codified law system. The Mesopotamian custom of producing a son through the wife’s handmaid is handled with accuracy and tact. Relevant in light of today’s Arab/Israeli conflict is the fact that this custom produced the Arab race through Ishmael, whereas the children of Isaac (the chosen people of God) became the Hebrews.

Another piece of excellent background the film delivers, is the covenant-making ceremony in the presence of the king’s ‘Divine Right’ to rule. The scene in Haran is exceptionally well done–right down to the Sumerian’s penchant for bargaining.

The animal sacrifice is handled with welcome reserve. So too, is the custom of midwifery, and how grief-stricken Sarah must have felt being childless for many years, indeed did deliver so many children through other women.

In summary, this version of the Abraham is right up there with the best of the films in this genre.

With your donation of $25 or more to our ministry, we’ll send you the gift of this book.

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4JESUS OUTREACH
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Luther DVD

Luther DVD MovieI have been a lover and student of Christian history for many years. As a result, I have always greatly admired the courage of Martin Luther and other Reformers of his era who were used by God mightily to bring Christianity out of the dark ages of Roman Catholicism. I also recognize that Luther made some mistakes – particularly his Anti-Semitic theology regarding the Jews. But for the most part, he was right-on about the majority of his teachings; especially that Salvation is by grace through faith, and not of works.  

Luther the movie is the true story of a godly man of integrity and a spiritual leader, a German monk named Martin Luther (played by Joseph Fiennes), in opposition to the religious orthodoxy of the time (the 1500’s). His goal: to bring God to the people and to do away with Roman Catholic doctrines of money, fear, guilt, and shame. It made him a reformer to some, and a heretic to the Roman Church. His defiant actions changed the world, in this epic, “ravishingly beautiful” (The New York Times) film that traces Luther’s extraordinary and exhilarating quest for the people’s liberation. Regional princes and the powerful Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip on 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refuses to back down, sparking a bloody revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core.

An excellent film that will inspire your faith, and make a prized addition to your movie library.

– Luis Josephus

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4JESUS OUTREACH
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Amazing Grace DVD

Amazing_Grace_DVDI have watched this movie several times and I never get tired of it’s wonderful message of God’s power through human instrumentality. The inspiring story of how one man’s passion and perseverance changed the slave business in England in a nearly twenty year life-and-death struggle. Based on the true story of William Wilberforce, a heroic British politician and Christian, and his political tug of war with the awful, dirty business of the African Slave Trade. With the help of other abolitionists and political sympathizers, Wilberforce takes on the English Parliament and wins legislation to finally end the Slave Trade in 1807. This movie is significant because as result of English slave trade reforms, other European nations follow suit in subsequent years and eventually abolish the trade worldwide. A sweeping epic movie that rings historically true and resounds with the grace and sovereignty of God in righting human wrongs.

– Luis Josephus

With your donation of $25 or more to our ministry, we’ll send you the gift of this book.

Mail your checks to:

4JESUS OUTREACH
P O Box 842
Fort Pierce, FL 34954 USA

May the LORD richly bless you for supporting God’s work through 4JESUS OUTREACH!