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Believe In The Gospel
When we believed the gospel, we became part of the body of Christ. Since we are in His body, we are counted as crucified with our Lord Jesus Christ. We died with Him, were buried with Him, and rose from the dead with Him. We are part of His body, having been baptized into His body. We are seated with Him in heaven. Our citizenship is in heaven, and we are ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) on this earth,

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
2 Chron 7:14 Requires all Israel to repent
Acts 2:38 Requires all Israel to repent
[Peter preaches the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.]
Acts 2:37 ".. Men and brethren, what shall we do?"
38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you.."
Don't forget Mark 16:15-18
Acts 1:3 ".. being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the KINGDOM of God:"
[Acts 1:6-7...the answer is NO, ONLY THE FATHER KNOWS.]
Wrong it doesn't say NO
Acts 2:7 "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons.."
"Restore again"
When did Israel have a Kingdom they were proud? King David's and Solomon's.

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
2Chron 7:14 was a national offer to Israel as Peter offered in Acts 2:38 "..everyone of you.."

ifshall humbleprayseekturn 2 Chron 7:14
Forgiveness for Israel was conditioned upon their works of humility, praying, seeking Gods face, and turning from their wicked ways (Mat 6:14).
God has already forgiven those who trust the gospel of Christ. Eph 4:32

You do know the temple was in Jerusalem don't you? That is where the sacrifices took place. It was about 14 years before Paul went to Jerusalem, so the 12 were preaching OT

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
You don't actually think the Temple ceased operation immediately after Christ ascended do you
Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. (Not typical operation)
Heb 13:10 If Hebrews was written in the early 60s The Temple isnt destroyed until 70 AD. The Temple is still going while Paul's epistles are being written.

Amazing God didnt permit any empires even Romans to destroy the Temple until Pauls epistles were completed. Because, until Pauls epistles were completed, and the Age of Grace made available, the Temple was necessary. It was the only approach to God. When the Age of Grace opened up and Pauls epistles finished, God permitted the Temple to be destroyed.

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
With the dispensation of the grace of God to the apostle Paul (Eph 3:1-2) old things changed (2 Cor 5:17).
Forgiveness before the dispensation of Gods grace was conditioned upon performance. It required man to respond according to Gods instructions under the law. Today, under grace. Gods forgiveness today is granted according to Gods unconditional grace (Rom 6:14).

According to the mystery of Christ, salvation is offered freely through the finished work of Christ to all that believe (Rom 3:22-25).

Free salvation includes free forgiveness by Gods grace through faith without any condition for us to perform (Eph 1:7, Eph 2:8-9, Rom 4:5). This is the mystery of the gospel of the grace to all men.

Explain Matthew 28:20
The power and instructions of this commission indicate it's to be performed in the coming kingdom.
It's to be performed to Gentiles. nations refers to Gentiles. This commission was to be performed by Israel to Gentiles. Gentiles have salvation in this dispensation and can be seen ministering to Israel (Rom 11:11).
Water baptism was a ceremonial washing that was for the cleansing of animals, people, and priests. Baptism was taught for the remission of sins, unlike the one dry baptism we receive into Christ (Acts 22:16 vs. Eph 4:5).
It teaches the law. The twelve were to follow Moses law according to Jesus instructions (Mat 23:1-3). Israel was to minister the law from Jerusalem to the nations according to prophecy (Isa 2:2-3).

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
To receive forgiveness Israel was required to confess sins and perform how God instructed. Forgiveness required priests, sacrifices, and confession in Leviticus (Lev 5:5-6, Lev 6:7).

If they didn't offer the sacrifice, or sacrificed without the priest, or wouldn't confess their sins? they didn't receive forgiveness.

God required humble hearts, obedience, and prayer in 2 Chronicles 7:14 to forgive Israel (2 Chron 7:14). If a man said he had faith in God to forgive him, but didn't humble himself, pray, or turn from his wicked ways, his faith is in vain.
Matt 6:14-15 Jesus teaches his disciples to pray according to the law (Matt 5:17). In this prayer Jesus says forgiveness comes by forgiving others: forgiveness was conditional.

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
Amazing apparently the Church which is the Body of Christ has 12 tribes
Some Bibles must read:
James 1:1 ".. to the twelve tribes (of Israel Plus the Boc) scattered abroad"
1Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers (Acts 8:1) scattered throughout.." (Plus the BOC)
Paul is the pattern of how we were saved by the longsuffering of God he also represents a pattern for us who would live under Grace. Learn Pauls doctrine, manner of life, and purpose study the difference between living studying a life under Grace and a life under the Law

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
[It's all here Michael_e, Paul explains what we are to follow]
Of course he does
It is in Pauls God-inspired writings that we find the doctrine to the church today. Yet, it would be foolish to say that we should eliminate the other parts of scripture.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Tim 3:16
Right division does not eliminate other books of the Bible. Instead, it rightly defines their context so that we can have a fuller doctrinal understanding. It is all for our learning.

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, Romans 15:4

Explain Matthew 28:20
If you study just a few verses you can find the answer

Matt 20:19 go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
A popular example of meaningless speech is when someone says I follow Jesus. To where are you following him without Paul's pattern?
Christ through Paul gives us the way, many through ignorance reject this.
Of all writers, Paul glories more in Jesus Christ than all (Gal 6:14)? This is because he knew more about Christ than them all! He knew more because of the mystery information revealed to him by the Lord (Gal 1:11-12, Rom 16:25).
It was his privilege to fulfill the word of God with a message that no one before him knew (Col 1:25-26).
Jesus sent Paul to be the pattern of salvation to us that hereafter believe (1 Tim 1:16).
Following Pauls pattern and instructions requires glorifying God by Jesus Christ (Rom 16:27, Phil 2:11).

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
[Paul isn't actually saying he is substituted for Christ, but is an EXAMPLE of HOW TO FOLLOW CHRIST]
Of course he isn't a substitute for Christ, but Christ sent Paul. (Acts 9:15).
Paul is the only way to follow the ascended Christ. he didn't try to follow Him on earth, the 12 tried but couldn't, you can't either.
If you are following Christ today it's per Paul's instructions. Even Peter understood part of that later in his life 2 Peter 3:15.16

Failure Of Democrat Regime
I have voted in 16 presidential elections, some good, some bad, but nothing near as bad as who ever is in charge now. I don't think Biden can be blamed as he apparently not in charge.

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
To understand the Bible, we must study dispensationally, rightly divide the scriptures (2 Timothy 2:15). It is reading a Bible passage and asking, "Am I in the group of people being spoken to here?" Is this passage speaking to Christians? The Bible is written for us, for our learning, but not all of it is addressed to us.

For example: When God gave the law to the people of Israel through Moses one of the laws was not work on the Sabbath. Sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. We must realize that the children of Israel were not Christians. We are not under the law of Moses like they were then. They lived in a different dispensation from us.

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
Commonly used in Christianity is the shepherd and the sheep John 10.
Christ is the shepherd, and some think we are sheep.
Sheep follow. Sheep lay down. Sheep are sheared and left bleating for their shepherd to intervene.
The problem is that Paul says we are not sheep, but more than conquerors through Christ by the gospel of grace (Rom 8:36).
Sheep get lost. Conquerors do not, because they know who they are in Christ, and that nothing can separate us from our Head (Col 2:19).

Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
Heb 13:20.."that great shepherd of the sheep"
If I understand the Scripture, Gentiles were not referred to as sheep. Its always Israel. It was the Nation of Israel, to whom the 23rd Psalm was written "The Lord is my shepherd" The Lord always referred to the sheep and the shepherd. Jesus told Peter, "Feed my sheep."

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
Ephesians 2:12 is very plain. Our Gentile forefathers were strangers from the COVENANTS (PLURAL) of Promise, without hope and without God in this world. But, now in Christ Jesus we are made nigh, not by covenants, but by the Blood of Christ. We are now in a greater relationship than any covenants, we are joint-heirs with Christ, Romans 8:14-17. The covenants were directed only to the nation of Israel. In order for the covenants to be fulfilled, Christ had to accomplish the atonement, His sacrifice of Himself. But, by His Grace that was extended beyond the covenants, and opened salvation to the whole race,

Explain 2 Chronicles 7:14
Simply put, God was not talking to or about the Church the Body of Christ in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Thank God that he has revealed something more excellent in the revelation of the mystery of Christ (Rom 16:25, Eph 3:1-6).

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