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They Shall Receive A Hundredfold?

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by greatday, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. greatday

    greatday New Member

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    Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

    So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's, "who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time-houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions-and in the age to come, eternal life. Mark 10:29-30

    Many of God’s people have been robbed of their real inheritance in Christ Jesus including every promise and every line in the bible by dispensationlists teaching. It's to be noted that J.N. Darby, founder of the Plymouth Brethren and considered by many the father of modern dispensationalism, Cyrus I. Scofield, author of the Scofield Reference Bible; were self taught in theology and were attorneys.

    Dispensationalists teach that believers today are NOT "Spiritual Jews", as the Bible itself states in Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:9-11; and Ro. 10:12 and the promises that God made to the Jews don't apply to the church of Jesus Christ. Why, then, would anyone claim that we are "Spiritual Jews", when Paul plainly and repeatedly states otherwise? Such a teaching is clearly nothing more than a doctrine of man and demons. Such a teaching affects our view concerning the reliability of the scriptures; because we would have to completely ignore the many passages of the bible which belong to us. As a result many so called bible believers allow their own Church leaders to take it upon themselves as having more authority than the scriptures themselves and they tell them which scriptures to believe, and which ones to "spirutualize". The scriptures then become unreliable because these deceived ones depend upon their Church leaders to interpret the scriptures for them rather than the Holy Spirit. As Don Krow, a dispensatonalist, testified, “The last 20 years of my life have been spent immersed especially in the book of Romans, Galatians and the Pauline epistles. The last couple of years I had to wrestle with my own theology when I was confronted face to face with the words of Jesus. Because I have come from a Pauline prospective, everything that I saw was in a Pauline light. Therefore many of the words that the Lord Jesus would speak meant nothing to me. In fact the way I dealt with Christ's words was to basically ignore them.” Yet God’s word is unchanging:

    "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." Matthew 7:24-27

    "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My (Jesus’) words will by no means pass away. Matthew 24:35

    Some dispensationalists relegate whole sections of Scripture - including the Sermon on the Mount and the Lord's Prayer - to a yet-future kingdom era. Some dispensationalists teach, that 'kingdom of heaven' and the 'kingdom of God' speak of different domains. Some dispensationalists reject such practices as water baptism, the laying of hands for the Baptism of the Spirit and healing and speaking in tongues. Some dispensationalists believe that the body of Christ began with the apostle Paul and they hold the words and teachings of Apostle Paul above the words and teaching of Jesus including about receiving a hundredfold return even though Paul stated:

    But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever."

    Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 1 Corinthians 9:6-11

    Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

    Yet the Bible never actually states that Paul was the first member of the body of Christ. Yet the Bible never states that the gifts of the Spirit or any other gift have ceased. Yet, God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Basically dispensationalists do not believe that the church of Jesus Christ can claim doctrines and promises which were specifically given to the nation of Israel.

    Although there are varying degrees of dispensationalism, and numerous opinions as to what constitutes a "true" dispensationalist, their common doctrine centers around the belief that the church is not "Spiritual Israel". Some dispensationalists believe that Paul was the first member of the body of Christ.

    Consequently, Acts 28 Dispensationalists will also associate the present body of Christ with the dispensation of grace, which was given to the apostle Paul (Eph.3:2; Col.1:25). They also believe that much of Paul's early doctrine (which is found in his Acts epistles) is different from the later doctrine found in his Prison epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians). Consequently, these brethren also believe that Paul's early doctrine was different from the doctrine contained in his Pastoral epistles, as well (1&2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon).

    On the other side of the coin Covenant theologians believe that the church, not literal Israel, is the recipient of the covenant promises. They believe the church has superseded Israel in God's eternal program. God's promises to Israel are therefore fulfilled in spiritual blessings realized by Christians. But the doctrine of prosperity, body, soul and spirit, taught by the word of faith teachers, was originated by God, not man, when he blessed greatly Abraham, the father of faith, and was confirmed by Jesus who promised that His trusting ones shall not only inherit eternal life but also receive a hundred fold now in this time-houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, for all their real losses for Jesus sake and the gospel’s. God’s word is unchanging:

    After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." Genesis 15:1

    "So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20:32

    In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:11-14
    And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality. Colossians 3:23-25

    Yes for those who believe Jesus Christ and trust Him with all their heart, soul and might He is their shield, exceeding great reward and their inheritance. Just like Jesus taught "All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He (Holy Spirit) will take of Mine and declare it to you (John 16:15). Everything under heaven is Mine (Job 41:11). For every beast of the forest is Mine, And the cattle on a thousand hills. The world is Mine, and all its fullness (Psalm 50:10-12). 'The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine' (Haggai 2:8) 29:11 Yes the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; all that is in heaven and in earth is mine including the kingdom, riches and honor and power and might and victory and strength because it all belongs to Jesus and hence it belongs to me. God’s word is unchanging:
    Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:11-12

    "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:13-14

    "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 15:16

    "And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. "Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:23-24

    When we accepted Jesus Christ and were born again and filled with the Spirit of God we became sons and daughters of the King of kings and Lord of lords and have inherited all things including Jesus Christ and the wonderful Holy Spirit. As a result we can ask the Father anything in Jesus name and He will do it and He will give us that our joy may be full, no matter what other liars and thieves might say or teach for Jesus Christ doesn’t lie and all His words are true:

    And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. Matthew 28:18-20

    "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33