It’s June 2016 now, and all is well. I hope all is well with those who are kind enough to read my blog.

My last check up was in March 2016, and do not have to go back until December 2016. All my blood counts are continuing to stay the same, (which is very good). Not much change in them now for the last four years. I am very thankful.

I continue to eat bitter apricot seeds (only 12 a day now), believing the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and what He said in Genesis 1:29.

I am certainly a blessed man. I continue to feel very healthy at age 73. I have had none of the usual illnesses, flu, colds, hay fever, etc., now for these last four years.

A few weeks ago, I heard this question asked. How do you get saved? The question is not how do we get saved, but how are we saved.

For by grace are ye saved…………………………through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Ephesians 8. We are saved by the grace of God. We are not saved by faith, but by Grace. This saving grace is applied to us through faith.

We have the freedom to choose whether or not to believe (have faith) Christ died, was buried, and rose again, freeing us from our sins. If we choose to believe through faith, we are saved by grace.

The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart……..that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:8-9.

And for all of us who by grace are saved through faith, the following also applies.

The good news in the Gospel is that: God counts you righteous in His eyes. Counts you deserving of all His blessings. Counts you worthy of all things He has to give. We say, I have done nothing righteous, how can I be counted righteous?
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He received our sin at the cross, so how do we become righteous?  By doing righteousness, no. We receive His righteousness.  1Peter 2:22- Who did no sin neither was guile found in his mouth: 1John 3:5- And ye know that he was manifested (made visible) to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. God cursed him at the cross. Galatians 3:13
We can be sure that as sure as Christ was cursed on the tree, we are now blessed by His righteousness.
This righteousness is not a reward, it is a gift.
Therefore as by the offence of one judgement came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinner, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Romans 5:18-19.
Am I still trying to earn righteousness? Am I still trying to earn the blessing of God?
Receive it as a free gift, and by grace, reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Verse 21- That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. This righteousness is not a reward, it is a gift.

I am hoping all will be well with all of you.

 

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