Call-ins Radio Broadcast Thursday 06/06/2019

      Thursday June 6 2019

Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P446 (6-06-19)

Bob George RadioTony asked a question about false prophets, those men who say they heard from God. Nobody today is getting direct words from God. Those who prophecy today are proclaiming truth from the scriptures that have now been closed. The canon has been closed. Anyone proclaiming words of the Mormons or Jehovah Witnesses or the other cults is not a prophet.

Stacey asked about why Jesus was tempted when he is God and He is never tempted. Bob cleared up her misunderstanding. Someone can be presented the temptation to sin, but if you are perfect like God then that really is not a temptation to you. Sin was offered to Jesus by Satan is what is being said here but Jesus is not ever tempted by sin that he should sin. If I were offered a cigarette or drugs, I would walk away or turn it down because I never desired or was given to that kind of temptation.

Dan asked a question to clarify how the Holy Spirit works in changing lives. The Holy Spirit lives in you, renewing your mind with truth. The Holy Spirit reveals truth in the heart of men. Bob shared scriptures that explicitly state that the Holy Spirit guides the believer into all truth. The Holy Spirit proves the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment. Sin is the unbelief in Jesus. Righteousness is Christ’s righteousness because we never had any of our own. Judgment is the deliverance from judgment because Satan has already been judged. Bob later shared from 2 Peter 3-4 that the Spirit lives in us to change our thinking. Actions follow our thinking. So if we let the Spirit renew our minds, correcting error, then our thinking is changed and our actions naturally follow.

Yvonne was disturbed in her Spirit concerning a brother’s eternal state since he died three years from a drug addiction problem. Bob reassured her that if he is indeed in Christ, he is in heaven. God, in his perfect love and grace, decided to take him home so he can be free from the problem that took his life. Salvation is not based on sins we do or fail to overcome but solely on the basis of belief in Jesus Christ finished work alone through the means of his death, burial and resurrection. He has sealed the Holy Spirit in the believer and he does not deal with a person in regard to sin anymore but in regards as a child of God, whom he has promised he will never leave or forsake and that nothing can snatch him from His Father’s hand. Oh, the magnificent grace of God! None of us deserved his mercy, not being judged for sin, nor his grace, His righteousness imputed to us! Not only did not get what we deserved, death from a just God, but received what we did not deserve, life eternal with a perfectly loving God. Once we become His child we never cease to be His child.

Greg first shared about how God put it on his heart to give to Bob George Ministries, which at that time was struggling financially. Bob was grateful and responded that what Greg has said was quite profound, that we all in our weak flesh tend to forget God’s blessings. Our flesh is still with us to remind us always of our need to depend on Christ, and trust Him, for He is our life. Bob ended by saying, “You will always have desires of the flesh. You are not going to clean them up. There is only one solution. Walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5 explains this conflict of the flesh and walking in the Spirit.

Greg then asked questions on a passage in 1 John 5:17-19 concerning sin that leads to death and sin that does not and what that could be and when to pray. The wording of the scripture passage was confusing to him. From the passages preceding this scripture, Bob explained what the word of God meant. Bob further explained what sin is and then what salvation really is. Sin to us is the filthy 5, the nasty 9, and the dirty dozen. But God looks deep in the heart. Sin that leads to death is unbelief in Jesus and anything that does not come from faith is sin.

Salvation is life. We are not saved by his death but by his life. So much of evangelism today stops at the preaching of the death of Christ as if his death is what saves us. Bob shared what the apostle Paul had said. Without the resurrection we are still dead in our sins. Before any person living today was born, his sins were already forgiven 2000 years ago when Christ Jesus died on a cross. That does not mean since sins are forgiven that a person is saved. It just means he is a forgiven lost person. Romans 5:10 and Ephesians 1:7 were verses Bob shared from to explain this. A person must receive the life of Christ, and in receiving that life, that in Him, is the forgiveness of sin. A person is still spiritually dead until he has the life of Christ living in him.

Tony from Sacramento, CA

What is your opinion on people who claim to be prophets of God, who say that God speaks to them in dreams. That God tells me to help people with tsunami.

Nonsense. There are no prophets today. There is nobody getting direct words from God. We have the scriptures and that is what God uses. The canon is closed. Anybody who is prophesying today is proclaiming the word out of the word of God. He is not a prophet if proclaiming words of Mormons or Jehovah Witnesses or other cults. That is not a guy engaged in prophecy. Prophecy is preaching the word of God from scriptures that we hold in our hands today that we call the bible. These people are false prophets. These people are puffed up with pride and have lost connection with the head. Some big deal to say God is saying that you need people to help people with a tsunami. You do not need a prophet to tell people to help in those things. Something inside people to die if they could if they could not be thought of as someone holy and having a real special relationship with God. Like a kid who is not satisfied being called a child. He wants to be called a special child. He is a deceiver and not a prophet in any shape or form.

Tony then commented, “People like that will have to answer.” They won’t have to answer for they are already under condemnation and when they die they will go where they want to go, a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Stacey from Bakersfield, CA

Stacey asked, “If God never tempts us because he is never tempted, and Jesus is God, how come Jesus was tempted in the desert?”

You are looking at things from two vantage points. Bob said he has never been tempted to take drugs. He has never taken drugs, never desired to take drugs and never will take drugs. To Bob that is no temptation. That is the only thing Bob can think of where that would be true. That is the difference between temptation being presented and being tempted. Jesus was not being tempted but just the temptations were being presented by Satan or were given to him by Satan. If you were a smoker and put or presented a cigarette in front of me, although to him it would be a temptation but to me it would not. It is not a temptation to me.

Dan from Orange Grove, TX

Dan asked, “Is there somewhere in the bible, that the Holy Spirit, as children of God, anticipates our actions to make changes or help us in life?”

The issue is this, the Holy Spirit is living in us, and we are told explicitly from the scriptures what the Spirit came to do. The Spirit will guide us into all truth, truth that comes from the Spirit of God, from the Father through Jesus and then through the Holy Spirit to us.

John 16:7-15 (TLB)
7 But the fact of the matter is that it is best for you that I go away [to the Father], for if I don’t, the Comforter [Holy Spirit] won’t come [to you]. If I do, he will — for I will send him to you.

8 “And when he has come he will convince the world of its sin, and of the availability of God’s goodness [righteousness], and of deliverance from judgment. 9 The world’s sin is unbelief in me; 10 there is righteousness available because I go to the Father and you shall see me no more; 11 there is deliverance from judgment because the prince of this world has already been judged.

12 “Oh, there is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t understand it now. 13 When the Holy Spirit, who is truth, comes, he shall guide you into all truth, for he will not be presenting his own ideas, but will be passing on to you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. 14 He shall praise me and bring me great honor by showing you my glory. 15 All the Father’s glory is mine; this is what I mean when I say that he will show you my glory.

From verses 9-10, we read that the Holy Spirit will prove the world wrong about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment. How come?
We were wrong in what we thought it was.

We look at sin as the nasty nine and the dirty dozen. But what is sin, according to scripture, that keeps us from God?

John 16:9
The world’s sin is unbelief in me;

We look at righteousness as what we are doing and he says “no”. Jesus says, “I am righteous. The only person you will ever see who is perfectly righteous is me.”

Jesus said, “I am going to the Father and then send righteousness back to you” (verse 10)

The Holy Spirit will also prove the word wrong about judgment because he has already judged Satan. The Holy Spirit is there to renew our minds. He knows when our thinking is off and lives in us to renew it. We have the ability to plug into the divine nature within us and to receive wisdom from God.

2 Peter 3-4
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

We also have the ability to ignore the wisdom of God and to lean on our own understanding. That is the conflict between the flesh and the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16-18
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

The Lord knows when we have stinking thinking or he would not be try to renew our minds. The issue is not actions because actions follow thoughts. So you cannot control actions. You have to control thoughts. You know when it is wrong. You do not even have to be saved to know when something wrong. God designed man with a built in conscience, which means, “with knowledge”. There is something inside us to know what is wrong. Sin is unbelief in Jesus which I did not know as a lost person. I would not have known that was the only sin. There is no sin I know about today as a believer that I did not know was sin as an unbeliever. There is something there that is telling you that this is not right. So if you are in decision making of whether I should or I shouldn’t then you probably shouldn’t. The Spirit is there to lead you into all truth. Truth sets you free and when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. The Holy Spirit living in you, renewing your mind, is the key to the Christian life.

John 8:36
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Yvonne from Corpus Christi, TX

Yvonne shared that her brother died three years ago. He was an alcoholic and a drug user and that addiction eventually killed him. She mentioned he had tough times in Vietnam and was a believer. He read his bible, knew the bible, but did not go to church anywhere. She asked, “Where do alcoholics and drug addicts go when they die?”

If they are in Christ Jesus, they will go to heaven. If you have come to Christ Jesus and turned dependency on to alcohol and drugs, God’s work is to complete the work he began in him. Many times, in God’s absolute and perfect love, when a person has got himself in a condition like that, then the most loving thing is to take him home with him. If indeed what you said is true and your brother was in Christ, then he is in heaven and he is free from that bondage that was killing him down here on earth.

Salvation was never about our sinful actions to get to heaven or to condemn us as believers when we succumb to sin and are overcome, since our trust had been placed in Christ’s finished work alone for us. Was it God’s will for us to be overcome by sin? No. He so desired for the truth to set us free that we may walk in the newness of life. His love though is unconditional and he totally accepts us as children of God irregardless of our sinful behavior. He does not deal with us according to our sins under law but as children under his grace. He wants us to come to him to learn from him, to let Him be our counselor and comforter. A counselor instructs you so as to renew your mind with truth that if you are to hear and receive such truth you can walk in the way of the Spirit, a way of life and peace. The comforter is the one who comforts you in whatever manner of grief and sorrow you bear that he can bear that for you.

Romans 8:1-2
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death

Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Hebrews 13:5
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

John 10:27-29
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

Ephesians 4:30
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1 Corinthians 12:26
26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

Greg from Eugene, OR

Greg said that he heard Bob George Ministries struggled financially in January and so God put it on his heart to want to help.

God puts that desire on your heart to do that. You follow up on that and you are blessed.

Greg then commented, “It seems like learn that principle from God and He fulfills your need while in desperation and then things go well for awhile and then you forget about it.”

Bob replied, “What you say is quite profound”. Bob thought many times as to why we drift into forgetfulness. Why did God not just destroy our flesh? Why can’t we just be total Jesus. If you did not have the flesh hanging on you, you would forget about God in a New York minute. Start thinking everything is okay. We are so prone to forget about God’s blessings. It says in scripture to forget not his blessings. Thank you for your help. We desperately need it.

Greg then said, “If we did not have the Holy Spirit convicting us, why we are sinning or doing wrong, then be just as miserable as I was before. Reading 1 John 5:17-19, all unrighteousness is sin and there is a sin not leading to death. What does sin not leading to death mean? No one born of God continues to sin, yet we know we still sin. What does that me? He who was born of God and the evil one does not touch him. Not sure what that means. The whole world lies in the power of the evil one. The Holy Spirit is somewhat helping us out. The way scripture is written it sounds like the whole world is under the power of the evil one.”

1 John 5:17-19
17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

By reading the preceding verses, we understand that God just gave us his testimony.

1 John 5:10-13
10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

That we can put in the bank. I am in Christ and I have eternal life.

1 John 5:14-15
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Why?

We have listened and know what God’s will is. So therefore we are praying in accordance with God’s will. I do not want my prayers answered. I want God’s will for my life.

1 John 5:16-17
16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

What is the only sin that leads to death? What I am talking about is permanent death. The sin of the rejection of Christ Jesus, when sin is that which is not of faith.

John 16:9
The world’s sin is unbelief in me

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

You and I who are born again have been freed from the consequences of sin by the gift of God, which is life.

Colossians 1:13-14
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Greg commented, “There is no way for us to commit a sin leading to death. That is why we are no longer under law anymore, right?”

Exactly. If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, why does it not lead to death?

Romans 8:2
2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

You and me, who are in Jesus Christ, who commits a sin, but it is not a sin that leads to death, because we were freed from that, right?

1 John 5:16
you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.

All wrong doing is sin but there is a sin that does not lead to death. Anything that we would, a sin apart from the rejection of Christ Jesus, does not lead to death. The rejection of Christ Jesus is the only sin that can lead to death. That is the only one. Every other sin has been taken away, whether you are lost or saved.

Romans 5:10
For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

That means you are born reconciled to God through the death of his son but still not saved until you come to Jesus Christ for life.

Greg asked, “Even though your sins are forgiven?”

Even though your sins are forgiven, you are still under the consequences of sin, which is death. The only solution to spiritual death is spiritual life and the only life available to us is the resurrected life of Christ Jesus.

Greg commented, “So all the sins of the world, even the unsaved, payed for but not actually going to heaven because have not accepted Jesus.”

They did not come to Christ for life. They only came to him for forgiveness. They ignored that there is the consequences of sin, which is death, that can only be corrected by life.

Greg asked, “So still lost?”

You are a forgiven lost man. That is why Paul said that without the resurrection we are to be pitied of all people and are still dead in our sins, knowing full well that a cross had occurred, where he took away the sins of the world from the eyes of God, never to be remembered any more, and also knowing that the forgiveness provided then is only received in the resurrected life of Christ Jesus.

Romans 5:10
For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

You are not saved by the death of Christ. You are saved by the life of Christ. You could not be saved with eternal life apart from the eternal consequences of the cross. That is why you cannot have one without the other but you cannot mistake one for the other. Much preaching or evangelism in today’s world stops at the the cross and does not go on to the resurrection and the meaning of the resurrection. So you have people streaming down the aisle to get sins forgiven, as if to get a life insurance policy, but not to get Jesus. And so people wonder why there life is not complete.

Ephesians 1:7
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us.

Where is the forgiveness that was provided 2000 years ago received? It was received in his resurrected life.
When does that occur? It occurs the minute you have the Son.

1 John 5:12
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

It does not say that when you have the Son you have forgiveness. It says that you have life. But in that life you have forgiveness.

Any time any of us, whether saved or lost, and it is all talking about when you see someone in sin not leading to death, then you pray for him. If he is lost, pray for him that he gets life. That would be salvation for the lost man. Otherwise, sin will not lead to death because all sins have been taken away 2000 years by the death of Jesus Christ, never to be remembered again in the eyes of God.

Now the sin that leads to death is the rejection of Christ. That sin is unforgivable. The world’s sin is unbelief in me. Not saying he should pray about that. You can pray about it but it is this man’s choice whether he comes to life or not. Anyone born of God does not continue to sin. What is sin? That which is not of faith.

Romans 14:23
everything that does not come from faith is sin.

How is a believer to continue in unbelief? I cannot continue in unbelief. I will never be anything except a believer if indeed Christ is in you. The Holy Spirit is not going anywhere and I cannot get rid of him and what would you want to for. The only thing you can do when you sin, and we do and we all will, until we fall in the grave, is to thank him. When that which is not of faith is sin, how many times a day do we not exercise true faith in Christ Jesus? How many times a day do we lean on our own understanding instead of acknowledging him and letting him direct our paths?

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

I could not count them. Look at sin from God’s vantage point. Sin to us is the filthy 5, the nasty 9, and the dirty dozen. God looks underneath the skin where we live and he sees our hearts. He knows how many times a day where we are led into thinking that is not correct, not good and not honorable and then he has to lead us back. So when the Spirit points out that our thinking is not like a true born again believer should be thinking, and our actions follow from our thoughts, then we thank him. We thank him for taking that sin away. I know the root of my sin that I was committing is because I stopped believing and trusting God can fulfill those needs and I am trying to get someone else to fulfill. God continues to work in you, teaching you more about himself, his love, mercy, grace and kindness.

Titus 2:11-13
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

Greg commented, “The sin nature to be in self control, that you got to do it. It seems the flesh never goes away, that it will always be there.”

It is not the law of God that teaches us to stay away from unrighteousness. It is the grace of Jesus that teaches us.

There is only one solution to that and that is to walk in the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

Galatians 5:16-18
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

It does not say the desires will go away. It does not say clean up your flesh and be spiritual. It says if you will walk in dependency on Christ then there will be a by product that you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. You will always have desires of the flesh. You are not going to clean them up. There is only one solution. Walk in the Spirit.

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