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Welcome to my blog! I hope to be a resource to help you in your walk with God. Now more than ever we need to get back to the basic fundamentals of moral living and take a stand for what is right and truthful with God as our ultimate authority. His Word is reliable and preserved and can be trusted, so that is the basis for my advice and teaching. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or topics you would like me to cover. I look forward to sharing what God has placed on my heart. See my website at http://www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com and http://www.dawnfoss.com/ for books and music I have written that will enrich your life!

Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

DATE CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

I will have my book table and will sing four songs at the open mic night at Crossroads Community Cathedral in East Hartford on May 9 at 7 pm, rather than May 2 as is listed on my events listing on my electronic press kit, and the Tate Publishing Events page.  For my events listing, please click on: Dawn Foss events.

Tim Garrison and his group of musicians will also be performing that night, as well as an open mic time afterwards.  It will be a great evening!

Thank you, and God bless!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fret Not!

Do you ever find yourself fretting?  I had one of those days in which there were a lot of unsettled things, and I couldn't do anything about it.  Things stuck in transit, emails not going through, overfilled schedule, tasks on my plate that seem too hard for me to do on my own, needing permission for things before I can take next steps, finding out my anxiety about something is annoying someone else (which adds to my anxiety because now I feel bad!), gatherings I'm in charge of in which key people are missing, projects that need work in which the ball is in someone else's court, so to speak - I think you get the idea!  I'm a mover and a shaker, meaning I want to accomplish things quickly!  It is fairly frustrating for me when things aren't done when I want them done.

Sometimes I feel uneasy when everything I can do is done, and now my schedule is quiet.  It feels unnatural to me!  What do I do now?  Clean my house?  Sounds yucky.  I want to write!  I want to create some music!  I want to work on a project!  I have to be careful not to take on too many new projects before finishing the old ones.  I tend to do that with reading books, too.  I don't complete one book before I move on to the next.

I'm glad that God reminds us not to be impatient.  Psalm 27:14: "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." We are instructed not to be anxious in Philippians 4:6: "Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."  

The next time I'm "stressing", I'm going to bring it to the Lord rather than letting my heart and mind get wrapped up in frustration.  God always helps me put things in perspective.  Writing things down in an organized fashion also helps me to see on paper what exactly I'm working on, deadlines, reminders of when to follow up, and tasks accomplished.  Listening to calming music also helps me decrease anxiety.  But most of all, knowing I'm not alone and that my Saviour cares brings me peace and joy.  1 Peter 5:7: "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Upcoming Book Signings This Weekend!


Dawn Foss Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing for author Dawn Foss:


   
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THIS WEEKEND!!!!

Saturday, April 25 8:30-3:00
Women’s Health Conference
Cross St. AME Church
440 West Street, Middletown, CT
($20 admission for the event, free health screenings, special speakers, lunch, many vendors)


And

Sunday, April 26 1:00-5:00
Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival
Wooster Square, New Haven, CT

Please join Dawn for these special events
and invite a friend! 

If you already have a copy of Fully Persuaded,
buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift!

She will also have I Will Stand books and T-shirts, Christmas Love books, and Beauty in Pain CD’s.

We hope to see you there!

For more information, please email Dawn at dfgal110@yahoo.com.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Chain Cannot Be Broken

My last blog about eternal security brought up some questions.  George Zeller, who wrote that outline, which is based on the Word of God, responded to those questions with some great information that I will pass on to you all. 

Keep in mind that when discussing eternal security, we are only talking about true believers:

          The true believer is safe and secure in Christ forever.  The only other alternative is to say that God is guilty of breaking His Word repeatedly.  God forbid!

        Keep in mind, however, that the doctrine of eternal security does not give a person a license to sin.  All of these statement and promises apply only to those who are in the family of God (regenerated) and true members of the body of Christ.  Christ’s sheep are safe forever (John 10:28), but those who do not hear His voice and who do not follow Him are giving evidence that they do not really know the Shepherd (John 10:27).   

        “The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2 Tim. 2:19).
In spite of what he says, the chain of Romans 8 cannot be broken.  Paul clearly tells us there that those who are justified.....them he also glorified. 

As for the earlier verses in Romans 8, see  below:

Romans 8:1-14

Contrast Between The Person Dominated By The Flesh
And The Person Dominated By God The Holy Spirit

Two Categories
THE PERSON
DOMINATED BY THE FLESH
"they that are after the flesh"  (v.5)
THE PERSON
DOMINATED BY THE SPIRIT
"they that are after the Spirit" (v.5)
Two Realms
"IN THE FLESH"  (v.8)"IN THE SPIRIT"  (v.9)
Two Spiritual Conditions
"He is none of His."  (v.9)He is His. (He is a Christian.)
Two Births
Born of flesh (Jn.3:6)
(We are in the flesh by natural birth.)
Born of Spirit (John 3:5-6)
(We are in the Spirit by the new birth, by regeneration.)
Two Mind Sets
He sets his mind on the things of the flesh (verses 5-7).He sets his mind on the things of the Spirit (verse 5 and see Col. 3:1-2; Matt. 16:23).
Present Condition
Death (verse 6)
(Having no relationship with God)
Cannot please God (verse 8)
Life and Peace (verse 6)
Life in a dead world
Peace in a troubled world
Future Condition
Death (verse 13)
(See Galatians 5:19-21)
Resurrection life (verses11,13)
Present Possession
He does not have the Spirit (verse 9).He has the Spirit (verse 9).
Relationship to God’s Law
Lawless (verse 7)
He is a rebel against God’s law and one who CANNOT submit to it.
The law is fulfilled in this Spirit-controlled person (verse 4).
Relationship to God
An enemy (verse 7 and compare Rom. 5:10)A son (verse 14)
Guidance
No supernatural guidance (verse 14)Led by the Spirit  (verse 14)
The Person's Obligation
He is obliged to live after the flesh (verse 12). There is no other way that he can live. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh" (John 3:6). The person who is "in the flesh" must live in that realm. He is dominated by his sinful nature inherited from Adam.He is obliged to mortify (put to death) the deeds of the body (verse13). POSITIONALLY this has already been done (Gal. 5:24) but EXPERIENTIALLY this needs to be done by faith (Col. 3:5; Rom. 6:11 in view of Rom. 6:6; etc.). By faith I must reckon on what has already been done by Christ.
OBSERVATIONS: There is only one way that the unsaved person can live. He is "in the flesh" and he must live and walk "after the flesh" (Romans 8:8 and compare verse 4). He has no choice but to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. He is in total bondage to indwelling sin. This walk after the flesh is described in Ephesians 2:1-3 and Ephesians 4:17-19.
The saved person is described as being "in the Spirit" (Romans 8:9) and he is no longer in the realm of the flesh (Romans 8:9). He is indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God. His life is dominated by the Person and Presence of God the Holy Spirit, and even when he is not walking rightly the Spirit will make His grieved presence known (Ephesians 4:30).
The saved person’s life in totality cannot be said to be dominated by the flesh. He may fall into sin but he will not persist in sin (1 John chapter 3). By the Spirit’sconviction, by confession and if needed by chastening (1 Cor.11:31-32) he is brought back to the path of obedience. The believer at any given time may manifest any of the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21) but his life will not be dominated by the works of the flesh because "they which do (present tense--‘keep on doing’; those who persist in these things) shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (Gal. 5:21 and compare 1 Cor.6:9-11 and Ephesians 5:5).
At the same time the Bible makes it clear that the true believer can be controlled by the flesh. Romans chapter 8 does not deal with this but Romans 13:12-14 does. See also 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 and Galatians 5:16-25. It’s a terrible abnormality for a believer who is "in the Spirit" to walk as the man who is "in the flesh" and for a new creature in Christ to walk as a mere, unregenerate man (1 Cor. 3:3), but sadly, it does happen.

Romans 8:5-6

"Mind" = set their mind upon (see this verb used in Matt.16:23 and Col. 3:2). "After the flesh"--this refers to those who are dominated by their sinful Adam-like natures (see chart  above). Verse 6 should be translated "for the minding of the flesh is death; but the minding of the Spirit is life and peace" (compare Romans 6:21-23).

Romans 8:7

"Because the carnal mind (the minding of the flesh) is enmity against God." The flesh is always against God. The flesh is God’s enemy. "Subject" = submissive. The flesh is not submissive. Instead it rebels against God. It revolts against God and against God’s law. An illustration of this is found in Numbers 14:9-10,27-29,40-44 (If God goes with us we won’t go! If God does not go with us we will go! Whatever God says we will do the opposite!). "Neither is it able"--the flesh is unable to be submissive. It’s impossible for the flesh to submit to God. Man’s sinful flesh (man’s sinful nature) is non-submissive.
There are five things that will never happen to the flesh:
  1. The flesh cannot be changed. The rebellious, non-submissive flesh will never be transformed into submissive, obedient flesh. God’s method of dealing with the flesh is not to change it but to CONDEMN IT (Rom.8:3) and CRUCIFY IT (Gal.5:24; 2:20 and compare Rom.6:6).
  2. The flesh cannot be reformed. It cannot be corrected or restored to purity. That which is corrupt remains corrupt. That which is desperately wicked remains desperately wicked (Jer. 17:9). The Church was reformed (we speak of the Protestant "Reformation") and restored to some degree of purity but the flesh will never have a reformation. Two thousand years ago it did not have a REFORMATION but it had a CRUCIFIXION!
  3. The flesh can never be trained. The flesh is stubborn. It refuses to change its ways. It’s immutable. You can never teach the flesh how to please God. The flesh is incorrigible--incapable of being corrected or amended. The flesh refuses to change its ways. The works of the flesh always remain the same (see Galatians 5:19-21).
  4. The flesh cannot be improved. It always remains as it is: depraved, corrupt, wicked, sinful, evil, anti-God, rebellious, stubborn, proud, etc.
  5. The flesh cannot be reconciled to God. It is always and ever opposed to God (see Gal. 5:17). It will never be at peace with God; instead there is constant war. God can never be brought into harmony with that which is out of harmony with His holy and righteous Character.
Every child of God can rejoice in this fact:  "And they that are Christ's (those who belong to Christ) have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts" (Gal. 5:24).

Romans 8:8

Because these things are true of the flesh (v.7), those who are IN THE FLESH (those who are unsaved) CANNOT please God (it’s impossible for them to please God). Compare Hebrews 11:6 (those who are in the flesh are those who are without faith). For an Old Testament commentary on Romans 8:8 see Proverbs 15:8,9,26. The flesh can never, ever please God. It is very, very difficult for most people to accept the truth of this verse. It is saying that everything that I have done in my life (before coming to Christ) was unacceptable to God and was not pleasing to Him. We may have counted many things as being good and right and praiseworthy, but God was not pleased. The only way we can truly please God is "THROUGH JESUS CHRIST" (Heb.13:21).
What do verses 7-8 imply about the person who is spiritually minded? Let’s take the opposite: The spiritual mind (the minding of the Spirit) is a friend of God (at peace with God, no war, no hostility), for it is submissive to the law of God (Rom.8:4), and must ever be. So then, they that are in the Spirit CAN please God! The next verse speaks about those who are in the Spirit:

Romans 8:9

"Ye" is emphatic ("YE" in contrast to those who are in the flesh). You (plural) are not in the flesh! You can please God! Every saved person is "IN THE SPIRIT" and every unsaved person is "IN THE FLESH."  Every believer is "spiritual" in the sense that he HAS the Spirit (see Jude 19). "Dwell" = make his home in you. Your body is the Spirit’s house or dwelling place or holy temple (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
Paul is saying here that YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT IF THE SPIRIT IS IN YOU! If the Spirit is not in you then you are in the flesh (unsaved). "Any man" = anyone.  "He is none of His" = he (this person who does not have the Spirit) is not "of Him" that is, he does not belong to Christ, he is not His, he is not a Christian, thus he is unsaved. By implication this verse clearly teaches us that every true Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. If a person is saved then he is INDWELT by the Holy Spirit and he is in (the realm of) the Spirit. Every single believer in Christ receives the Holy Spirit on the one condition of faith in Christ (John 7:37-39). There is no such thing as a true believer who does not have the Holy Spirit. The true Christian is no longer "in the flesh" (in the realm of the flesh). He is not in the flesh but the flesh is in him (Rom.7:18). Note how the Holy Spirit is referred to: "Spirit" "Spirit of God" "Spirit of Christ."
Verse 9 says that the Spirit is in you.
Verse 10 says that Christ is in you (see also John 14:17,20).

Romans 8:10

Compare with Romans 8:1--Christ is in me (v.10) and I am in Christ (v.1)! Romans 8:9 teaches that I am in the Spirit and the Spirit is in me! Blessed relationships! In Romans 7:18 Paul says, "I know that in me dwelleth no good thing" but the believer can also say, "I know that in me dwelleth the living God!" If a person is really saved, then Jesus Christ is IN this person (see 2 Corinthians 13:5). Thus, what Paul is going to say in verse 10 applies to a true believer. If you are really saved then this is what is true: the body is dead because of sin. In what sense is it dead? You are not physically dead yet. Paul means "dead" in the sense of "mortal" (see verse 11) which means subject to death and decay and disease because of sin. The body of the believer has not yet been redeemed (but it will be in the future--Romans 8:23). The body of the believer has not yet been quickened or made alive, but it will be in the future (Rom.8:11).
"The spirit is life because of righteousness". This verse is a contrast between the believer’s body and the believer’s spirit. The spirit is not dead, it is LIFE. I have been quickened or made alive spiritually (Ephesians 2:1,5). My spirit was quickened and made alive the moment I was justified. The quickening of my spirit has already taken place at the moment of salvation (Rom.8:10); the quickening of my body will take place in the future at the day of resurrection (Rom.8:11).

Romans 8:11

"Him that raised up Jesus from the dead" refers to God the Father. If the Spirit of God dwells in you (and this is so if you are saved--Romans 8:9), then God shall (in the future) quicken (make alive) your mortal bodies (your bodies which are now unredeemed and which are subject to death and decay and disease). If the Almighty God could raise up Jesus from the dead, then certainly He can take care of our bodies as well. This is a wonderful promise of the future resurrection of believers. The presence of the Spirit in you now is the guarantee of your future resurrection (Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30).

Romans 8:12

"Debtors" = those who have an obligation (Rom.1:14). We are not debtors to the flesh because we now live in the realm of the Spirit. We do not have any obligation to the flesh whatsoever. We don’t owe the flesh anything! In fact, we have given the flesh too much already! We have spent too much time in the flesh (see 1 Peter 4:2-3) and we have already sinned too much in the flesh. Instead I am a debtor to live according to the Spirit. This is my Christian obligation.

Romans 8:13

"Live" = present tense (constantly, habitually). Death (separation from God) is at the end of a life lived after the flesh (Romans 6:21). "Mortify" = put to death (the same word is found in Romans 8:36 "killed"). How do we do this? How does a believer mortify and put to death the deeds of the body?

The Biblical doctrine of MORTIFICATION:

Notice first that we are to mortify "through the Spirit."  This is something that is done by the power of the Spirit, not by our own power. There are two aspects of the believer’s mortification that must be considered:
1) POSITIONALLY it has already been done! Galatians 5:24 says, "they that are Christ’s (those who belong to Him, compare Romans 8:9) have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." Notice that this verse does not say to do this but it says that it has already been done. It does not say "crucify the flesh" but it says, "you have crucified the flesh (already)."  When did this happen?  Two thousand years ago (compare Galatians 2:20)!  When Christ died, I died!  That's when my crucifixion took place. 
2) EXPERIENTIALLY the believer needs to do it: "Mortify (put to death) your members which are upon the earth" (Colossians 3:5). But the key question is this: HOW IS THIS TO BE DONE? Faith is the key! Faith claims the fact that in Christ I have already died (see Colossians 3:3--"for ye died") and by faith I reckon this fact to be true. The "therefore" of Colossians 3:5 points back to the glorious truth of verse 3 that we already died with Christ and in Christ. Thus we are told to do in faith (Col. 3:5) what God has already done in fact (Galatians 5:24; Col. 3:3; Gal. 2:20). Galatians 5:24 sets forth the fact and Colossians 3:5 appeals to faith (based on the fact--Col. 3:3). The more we by faith reckon on our POSITION the more it becomes true (by the power of the Spirit) in our actual CONDITION. See Romans 6:11 and the discussion on "RECKONING."

Romans 8:14

In verse 9 we learned that a true Christian is one who is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. In this verse we have another mark of a true Christian. All those who are LED by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. A true believer is Spirit-led. The person living after the flesh (v.12) is certainly not led by the Spirit. See John 10:26-27. What is the mark of a true sheep? A true sheep follows the true Shepherd. Christ leads and His sheep follow!  So here in Romans 8:14 we learn that a true son is led by the Spirit. The verb is in the present tense: we are constantly and continually being led by the Spirit. He is ever working in our lives. He is either leading us along the right path or He is leading us back to the right path. He is either controlling us or convicting us, but He is always at work in us (He will never leave us--see Ephesians 4:30). We are either grieving Him or pleasing Him. We are in the realm of the Spirit and we can never get out of that realm. Remember, we are "in the Spirit" (Romans 8:9).

5) CHAIN LINK #5--"THEM ALSO HE GLORIFIED."
The glorification of the believer is a future event. It has not happened yet (see discussion under Romans 8:17-18). We are not in heaven yet! Our salvation is not complete yet! We are not "LIKE CHRIST" yet as we shall be. We do not have our new glorified bodies yet. We are not sinless yet! But in this verse God say, YES YOU ARE! I HAVE GLORIFIED YOU! IT’S DONE! The past tense is used! From the believer’s point of view it has not yet happened. But in the mind and purpose of God, it is already done! It has already happened! This glorification is a future event so certain that it is written in the past tense as if it has already happened.  It is a done deal, even though from our perspective it has not yet happened. 
Let’s review and re-state these five links of the chain:

  1. FOREKNOWLEDGE--Before the world ever was God knew me and God knew that I would belong to Him.  This involves a special, loving relationship.
  2. PREDESTINATION--In eternity past God marked out a wonderful future for me, that I should be like His Son.
  3. CALLING--God brought me to Himself in a wonderful way, out of my darkness, into His marvelous light.
  4. JUSTIFICATION--God declared me to be perfectly righteous in His righteous Son, based upon the cross-work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. GLORIFICATION--God will complete my salvation and in the mind and plan of God, it is as good as done!
We should note that these five things are true of every believer. You can’t have just one of these five things. It’s impossible for a person to be foreknown but not justified. It’s impossible for a person to be justified but not glorified (hence, it’s impossible for a person to lose his salvation!) It’s impossible for a person to be called and not justified: "whom he called, them he also justified."   Can only three of the five be true of a person?  No, they all must be true. It’s either all or none! A person is either saved or not, and if saved, then all five of these things are true. We should also note that NONE OF THESE THINGS are true of those who never become believers. Judas was never foreknown, predestinated, called, justified or glorified.
Someone might say, "But how can I know whether I have been foreknown or whether I have been predestinated or whether I have been called?  How can I know for sure that these things are true of me?  How do I know that I am a part of this salvation chain?"   The key is the fourth link of the chain: justification.  Can a person know whether he has been justified?  Absolutely.  The Bible makes it very clear that every person who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ has been justified (declared righteous in Christ).  See Romans 3:22-26; 3:30; 4:1-5; 4:24-25; 5:1.  Every believer is saved (Acts 16:31) and every saved person is justified (1 Cor. 6:9-11).  There is no such thing as a true believer in Christ who is not justified.   And if one link of the chain is true of me (justification), then the other four links must also be true (foreknown, predestinated, called, glorified) because the chain is a unit and cannot be broken.  The believer resting in the finished work of Christ never needs to lose sleep over whether he is included in God's eternal plan and purpose!  It is settled forever!   Let all those who love God's salvation say continually, "The Lord be magnified!"

I hope this helps! Thank you to George Zeller for his detailed and thorough reply.  He writes a lot of Biblical lessons. You can get more info on his church's website at: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/doctrine/doctrine.htm

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Why It's Absurd to Reject Eternal Security

A friend of mine posted this in email, and with his permission, I am posting this for you.  Some people doubt eternal security (in other words, assurance of salvation), and think they can lose their salvation.  I never looked at it from this light before, but I thought this was a really great way to look at the Scriptures.  See how absurd it would be for us to claim that we can lose our salvation, and fall OUT of God's amazing grace. Consider these things:

If a man could lose his salvation, the following would have to happen....

(Note: These are in no particular order.)

He would have to perish, which Christ said could never happen (John 10:28).

Christ would have to cast him out, which He promised never to do (John 6:37).

Christ would have to leave him, which He said He would never do (Heb. 13:5).

God would have to break the salvation “chain” of Romans 8:29-30 which clearly declares that every justified person will be glorified (that is, will enjoy final salvation).

The Holy Spirit would have to leave him, which is impossible since he is sealed unto the day of redemption (Eph. 4:30).

He would have to be unsanctified (1 Cor. 1:2; 6:11).

He would have to be unwashed (1 Cor. 6:11).

He would have to be unjustified (1 Cor. 6:11).

He would have to be unredeemed (Tit. 2:14; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).

He would have to be unsealed (Eph. 1:13-14).

He would have to be unbaptized and somehow removed from the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13).

He would have to be excommunicated from the body of Christ so that he is no longer a member of His body, of His flesh and of His bones (Eph. 5:30).

He would have to become un-chosen (Eph. 1:4).

He would have to forfeit the gift of eternal life (John 10:28).

He would have to cease being a sheep in Christ’s flock (John 10:27-28).

God would have to break His promise of Philippians 1:6 and not complete the great work which He began in him when he believed.

He who had passed from death unto life would then have to pass from life unto death (John 5:24).

He would have to come into judgment, even though God promised him this would never happen (John 5:24; Romans 8:1).

He would have to die spiritually, even though Christ promised him this would never happen (John 11:26).

He would have to be plucked out of God’s hand which Christ promised would never happen (John 10:28-29).

He would have to prevent God from accomplishing His will  (John 6:40) and Christ would have to break His promise to raise him up at the last day (John 6:40).

God would have to disown him as His child (John 1:12; 1 John 3:1).

God would have to break His promise of 1 Corinthians 11:32 (that the believer will be chastened as a child but not judged with the world).

He, who was once a child of the devil but who became a child of God, would have to then go back to being a child of the devil, a transition which is never contemplated in Scripture (compare 1 John 3:10).

He who was born into God’s family would somehow have to become unborn, a Biblical absurdity (John 1:13).

The Holy Spirit would have to leave him, even though Christ promised the Spirit would abide with him forever (John 14:16).

God’s power would have to fail and God would have to be unsuccessful at keeping the believer safe all the way to his final salvation (1 Peter 1:5).

Something would have to separate him from the love of God, which God promised would never happen (Rom. 8:35-39).

God would have to be against him, even though God said that He is for him (Rom. 8:31-34).

Christ would have to stop interceding for him (Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34 and compare Luke 22:32).

Christ would have to stop being his Advocate (1 John 2:1).

Christ’s prayer and promise that God would keep His believers would have to fail (John 17:11).

Christ would have to break His promise that He will be with him in heaven (John 14:1-3; 17:24).

Christ’s promise that all things will work together for good would have to fail (Rom. 8:28).

God’s great purpose to conform him to the image of His Son would have to fail (Rom. 8:28-29).

 God would have to remember His sins and iniquities once more, something He promised never to do (Hebrews 8:12; 10:17).

God would have to allow him to experience the second death (the lake of fire), something which Christ promised would never happen (Rev. 2:11).

God would have to allow his name to be blotted out of the book of life, something which Christ promised would never happen (Rev. 3:5).

God would have to break His promise to never impute sin to the one who is justified (Rom. 4:8).

He who was blessed by God by faith (Eph. 1:3) would have to be removed from the place of blessing and be under God’s curse (1 Cor. 16:22).

The child of God would have to become a child of wrath (Eph. 2:3).

He who was quickened would have to be deadened (Eph. 2:1,5).

He who was healed would have to become unhealed (1 Pet. 2:24).

He who was reconciled to God would have to become at enmity with God once again (2 Cor. 5:18-19; Col. 1:20).

He who was made nigh by the blood of Christ would have to become alienated from Him (Eph. 2:13).

He who was delivered from so great a death would have to be given back over to so great a death (2 Cor. 1:10).

He who became an heir of God would have to be disinherited (Rom. 8:17; Tit. 3:7).

He who became rich would have to become spiritually poor once again (2 Cor. 8:9).

He who became a new creature would have to become uncreated (2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:10).

He who was seated in heavenly places would have to lose his seat (Eph. 2:6).

He who was positioned in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) would have to lose his position.

He who was called unto eternal glory would have to be uncalled (2 Pet. 5:10).

He who was a stone in God’s building would have to be removed from that structure (Eph. 2:20-22; 1 Pet. 2:5).

Christ would have to lose part of His bride (Ephesians 5:27).

He would have to be un-identified with Christ in His death and resurrection (Romans 6).

He would have to lose his citizenship in heaven (Phil. 3:20).

He would have to be un-preserved (Jude 1).

God, who promised to keep him from falling would have to allow him to fall and fail to present him faultless (Jude 24).

His reservation in heaven (an inheritance “reserved in heaven”) would have to fail or become invalid (1 Peter 1:4).


God would have to reverse or strip him of his status as being part of chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession of His, and throw him back into darkness and out of His wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).

He would have to be snuffed out as a child of light in the Lord (Eph. 5:8).

The Father would have to undo His work of making him fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light, and untranslate him out of the kingdom of the Son of his love, and deliver him back into the authority of darkness (Col. 1:12-13).

Christ would have to shut his eyes closed again, turn him back into darkness and the power of Satan, unforgive his sins, take back the inheritance He gave him, and un-sanctifying him (Acts 26:18).

George Zeller, 4/16/15


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

OPEN HOUSE AT MIDSTATE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, Meriden, CT

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Open House at MidState Christian Academy THIS FRIDAY, April 17, from 4-7 pm. I have to work at my other job until 5 pm, but am planning to be there from around 5:30-7 pm, to answer any questions about the music program at our school, and to have my books and CD's and t-shirts available for purchase at discounted prices. I would LOVE to see you! www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com

This is a totally awesome school - has excellence in academics, great sports program, loving and very competent teaching staff, warm and friendly environment, and I'm just getting started! This wonderful school builds character and trains these kids for success and Christian ministry. Please check us out! MidState Christian Academy
At a time in our history when there is so much violence, drugs, and immorality in schools, I am so thankful for schools like MidState Christian Academy.  No school is perfect, and that includes ours, but all the ingredients are there to help these kids succeed in life, not only to be competitive in the job market, but to be able to cope with life, defend their faith, work in church ministry, be physically fit, learn art, music, and drama when some schools are eliminating these from their programs, and excel wherever the Lord leads them.

The smaller class sizes means the kids get individual attention.  
I also see the other teachers, the secretary, the helpers, the librarian, our principal, etc. in action, and they truly love and pray for the kids.  They teach the kids respect, order, and discipline in a loving way.

It is such a joy to work at MidState Christian Academy, teaching these kids music from preschool through 8th grade, as well as some piano lessons after school.  I enjoy teaching them and inspiring a love for music and for the Lord.  We learn music theory and put a practical application to what we are learning by singing together and playing hand chimes (grades 5th-8th).



Don't miss out on our open house April 17!


MidState Christian Academy
139 Charles Street
Meriden, CT  06450
203-237-0302
Email: info@midstatechristian.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Sonic Adventure Gang!

I am pleased to announce that I have just contracted with Tate Publishing to publish my first book in a series called, "The Sonic Adventure Gang"! It's a juvenile reader geared toward older elementary and Jr. High aged kids. 

This Sunday School class goes on exciting adventures in a super sonic time travel machine, but something always goes wrong. There is a Sunday School lesson in each story, and lots of intrigue, danger, excitement, and enough mystery to keep you hungry for more!

Keep an eye out for more announcements, as I will keep you posted when it is ready for sale and distribution.  I plan to write at least 10-15 books in this series.