Pastor Joseph J. Reine's two new books.


" Unlocking The Mysteries Of Prayer"

This short ebook could change your thinking about prayer, forever!


and

"SALVATION We Are Not Afraid!"

Catholicism Versus The Word Of God.

Traditions Of Men And What Saith The Lord.

Read first hand what your Bible says, you'll be

surprised to learn The Truth!

This book was written for thousands of people

to be liberated from ecclesiastical prisons.


http://www.amazon.com


Monday, November 19, 2018

Christian Versus Pharisaical Faith


THE BIBLE PRAYER LINE – Bible Questions Answered
(Copy and paste, this URL into a new web browser, and hit enter.)
Bible Prayer Line Index



Bible Questions Answered:
“What was the difference between Christ's righteousness and that of the Pharisees?...”
Spencer/ Powder Springs, Georgia U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Matthew 5:20,29,30 KJV
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

In these last two verses, our Lord uses what is called a metaphor.

Metaphor;
A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”
Something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.
Dictionary.Com

Why did Jesus, use a metaphor? He did it to emphasize that righteousness, and salvation are such priceless things, that no earthly thing must stand in their way.

Pharisaical practice, was one of street corner prayers, and rituals, a showy pretense.

II Timothy 3:5 KJV
Having a form of Godliness, but denying The Power thereof: from such turn away.

Pharisaical:
Of or relating to the Pharisees.
Practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit; self-righteous; hypocritical.
Dictionary.Com

The Jewish Pharisees, thought they owned Salvation, but The Lord Jesus set them straight. Salvation was not a matter of ceremonialism, but of the heart and faith.
Ceremonialism:
Marked by, involved in, or belonging to ceremony : stressing careful attention to form and detail.
Rituals and traditions.
Merriam-Webster.com

Philippians 2:5-8 KJV
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of A Servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as A Man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

II Corinthians 8:9 KJV
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through H is poverty might be rich.

Our Lord's example, was that of humility, self sacrifice, putting God first, and complete obedience.
Godly Gentiles would enter the kingdom of heaven, before Christ rejecting ritualists.

Matthew 8:11,12 KJV
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

(Jesus Criticizes Jewish Religious Leaders)

Matthew 23:1-39 NLT
1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to His disciples,
2 “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses.
3 So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach.
4 They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden.

5 “Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels.
6 And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues.
7 They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.’

8 “Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.
9 And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your Father.
10 And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah.
11 The greatest among you must be a servant.
12 But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

13 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces. You won’t go in yourselves, and you don’t let others enter either.

15 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn that person into twice the child of hell you yourselves are!

16 “Blind guides! What sorrow awaits you! For you say that it means nothing to swear ‘by God’s Temple,’ but that it is binding to swear ‘by the gold in the Temple.’
17 Blind fools! Which is more important—the gold or the Temple that makes the gold sacred?
18 And you say that to swear ‘by the altar’ is not binding, but to swear ‘by the gifts on the altar’ is binding.
19 How blind! For which is more important—the gift on the altar or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
20 When you swear ‘by the altar,’ you are swearing by it and by everything on it.
21 And when you swear ‘by the Temple,’ you are swearing by it and by God, who lives in it.
22 And when you swear ‘by heaven,’ you are swearing by The Throne Of God and by God, who sits on The Throne.

23 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.
24 Blind guides! You strain your water so you won’t accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel!

25 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence!
26 You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.

27 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity.
28 Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you build tombs for the prophets your ancestors killed, and you decorate the monuments of the Godly people your ancestors destroyed.
30 Then you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would never have joined them in killing the prophets.’

31 “But in saying that, you testify against yourselves that you are indeed the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
32 Go ahead and finish what your ancestors started.
33 Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell?

34 “Therefore, I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers of religious law. But you will kill some by crucifixion, and you will flog others with whips in your synagogues, chasing them from city to city.
35 As a result, you will be held responsible for the murder of all Godly people of all time—from the murder of righteous Abel to the murder of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you killed in the Temple between the sanctuary and the altar.
36 I tell you The Truth, this judgment will fall on this very generation.

(Jesus Grieves over Jerusalem)

37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let Me.
38 And now, look, your house is abandoned and desolate.
39 For I tell you this, you will never see Me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the one who comes in the name of The Lord!’”
Traditions, showy pageantry, and ritualistic ceremonial customs, will never replace, repentance, and acceptance of The Lord Jesus, as Lord (Master), and Savior!

Matthew 7:21-23 KJV
21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.

They never had a personal, saving relationship with The Lord Jesus. And teaching others to follow them, meant that they were workers of iniquity.

Come, we that love The Lord,
Come, we that love The Lord,
And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.

Chorus:
We’re marching to Zion,
Beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We’re marching upward to Zion,
The beautiful city of God.

Let those refuse to sing,
Who never knew our God;
But children of The Heav’nly King
May speak their joys abroad.

The hill of Zion yields
A thousand sacred sweets
Before we reach the heav’nly fields,
Or walk the golden streets.

Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground
To fairer worlds on high.

The sorrows of the mind
Be banished from the place;
Religion never was designed
To make our pleasures less.

The men of grace have found
Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground
From faith and hope may grow.

Author: Isaac Watts

Hear the music, copy and paste this URL, into a new web browser, and hit enter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ_C_tHbHh8

Prayer:

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Matthew 10:32 KJV
Everyone who acknowledges Me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before My Father in heaven.

Matthew 11:28-30 KJV
28 Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.

Mark 16:16 KJV
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Bible Lesson: Conversations With Jesus: Discipleship And It's Cost.


The Bible Prayer Line – Bible Lesson
(Copy and paste this URL into a new web browser and hit enter.)

https://thebibleprayerline.blogspot.com/2018/05/tbpl-index.html

Bible Lesson: Conversations With Jesus: Discipleship And It's Cost.

Luke 14:25-35 NLT (The Cost of Being a Disciple)
25 A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them,
26 “If you want to be My disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be My disciple.
27 And if you do not carry your own cross and follow Me, you cannot be My disciple.
28 “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?
29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.
30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’
31 “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him?
32 And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. 33 So you cannot become My disciple without giving up everything you own.
34 “Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again?
35 Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!”

The Cost Of Discipleship:

Matthew 4:19,20 KJV
19 And He saith unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.

Matthew 8:18-22 NLT (The Cost of Following Jesus)
18 When Jesus saw the crowd around Him, He instructed His disciples to cross to the other side of the lake.
19 Then one of the teachers of religious law said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
20 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but The Son Of Man has no place even to lay His head.”
21 Another of His disciples said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”
22 But Jesus told him, “Follow Me now. Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead.”

Matthew 10:37-39 KJV
37 He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.

Matthew 16:24,25 KJV 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.

Matthew 19:16-22 KJV
16 And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto Him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto Him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Matthew 28:16-20 KJV
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw Him, they worshipped Him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.
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 always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 8:34,35 KJV
34 And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and The Gospel's, the same shall save it.

Mark 10:29-31 KJV
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My sake, and The Gospel's,
30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal Life.
31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

Luke 6:40 KJV
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

Luke 9:23,24,57-62 KJV
23 And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.
57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto Him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but The Son Of Man hath not where to lay His head.
59 And He said unto another, Follow Me. But he said, Lord, suffer (permit) me first to go and bury my father.
60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 12:32-34 KJV
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Luke 14:25-27 NLT
25 A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them,
26 “If you want to be My disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be My disciple.
27 And if you do not carry your own cross and follow Me, you cannot be My disciple.

Luke 16:13 NLT
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”

John 8:31,32 KJV
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know The Truth, and The Truth shall make you free.

John 12:25 KJV
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto Life eternal.

John 13:12-15,35 KJV
12 So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13 Ye call Me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 15:8,16,20 NLT
8 When you produce much fruit, you are My true disciples. This brings great glory to My Father.
16 You didn’t choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that The Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My name.
20 Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted Me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to Me, they would listen to you.

John 16:13,33 KJV
13 Howbeit when He, The Spirit Of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all Truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Acts 14:22 NLT
where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God.

Acts 20:24 KJV
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of The Lord Jesus, to testify The Gospel of the ngrace of God.

Romans 8:29,36,37 KJV
29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be The Firstborn among many brethren.
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.

Romans 12:1,2,11,14 KJV
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving The Lord;
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Romans 14:7 NLT
For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves.

II Corinthians 5:15,17 KJV
15 And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Galatians 2:20 KJV
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the Life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of The Son Of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.

Galatians 5:24 KJV
And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Ephesians 5:1,2 KJV
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.

Philippians 1:21 KJV
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Philippians 2:5-8 KJV
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of A Servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as A Man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 3:7,8,12-14 KJV
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:18 KJV
And He is The Head Of The Body, The Church: who is The Beginning, The Firstborn From The Dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.

II Timothy 2:20,21 NLT
20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use.
21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for The Master to use you for every good work.

II Timothy 3:12 KJV
Yea, and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Titus 2:11-14 KJV
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of The Great God And our Savior Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

I Peter 2:21 KJV
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps:

I Peter 4:1,2 NLT
1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude He had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.
2 You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Author: Robert Frost

Matthew 7:13,14 KJV
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto Life, and few there be that find it.

Prayer:

Matthew 11:28-30 KJV
28 Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.

Mark 16:16 KJV
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nine Attributes Of God, As Found In Psalm 145



THE BIBLE PRAYER LINE – Bible Questions Answered
(Copy and paste, this URL into a new web browser, and hit enter.)
Bible Prayer Line Index



Bible Questions Answered:
“...what we know about God?...”
Melaku/ Addis Ababa Ethiopia (East Africa)

Bible Texts:

Psalm 145:1-21 KJV
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is The Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in Truth.
19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of The Lord: and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever.

Bible Answer:

Nine Attributes Of God, As Seen In Psalm 145:

1) Our God Is Omnipresent:

Omnipresent:
Present in all places at all times
Merriam-Webster

Verse 18
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him...”

2) Our God Is Omniscient:

Omniscient:
Having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight
Merriam-Webster

Verse 15
The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.


3) Our God Is Omnipotent:

Omnipotence:
An agency or force of unlimited power
Merriam-Webster

Verse 10
All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.


4) Our God Is Eternal:

Eternal:
Having infinite duration : everlasting
Merriam-Webster

Verse 13
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.


5) Our God Is Benevolent:

Benevolent:
Marked by or disposed to doing good
Merriam-Webster

Verse 9
The Lord is good to all...”


6) Our God Is Holy:


Holiness:
The quality or state of being holy
Synonyms: Blessedness, devoutness, Godliness, piety, piousness, saintliness, sanctity
Merriam-Webster

Verse 17
The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.


7) Our God Is Merciful:

Mercy:
Full of mercy : compassionate
Merriam-Webster

Verse 9
The Lord ... and His tender mercies are over all His works.


8) Our God Is Just:

Just:
a : Having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason.
b : conforming to a standard of correctness.
c: Acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good : righteous
Merriam-Webster

Verse 17
The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.


9) Our God Is Truthful:

Truth:
A: The body of real things, events, and facts : actuality
B: The state of being the case : fact
C: Fidelity to an original or to a standard
D: In accordance with fact : actually
Merriam-Webster

Verse 18
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in Truth.

Romans 1:18-21 NLT
18 But God shows His anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress The Truth by their wickedness.
19 They know The Truth about God because He has made it obvious to them.
20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.


This Is My Father's World
This is my Father’s world,
And to my list’ning ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas—
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world:
The birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white,
Declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world:
Oh, let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world,
The battle is not done:
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Hear the music, copy and paste this URL into a new web browser, and hit enter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLA81gIsS1Q

Prayer:

Psalm 143:8
Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know The Way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.


Monday, November 12, 2018

Promises - Of The Lord


THE BIBLE PRAYER LINE – Bible Questions Answered
(Copy and paste, this URL into a new web browser, and hit enter.)
Bible Prayer Line Index



Bible Questions Answered:
“...where is that verse the Lord will help...”
Cindy/ Holladay, Utah U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

The Word, contains many promises to the children of God, here are a few.

Our Helper:

Exodus 14:14 KJV
The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with The Right Hand Of My Righteousness.

The One Who Holds Us:

Isaiah 42:6 KJV
I The Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee..."

Isaiah 41:13 KJV
For I The Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

The One Who Loves Us:

Isaiah 54:10 NLT
For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then My faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says The Lord, who has mercy on you.

John 3:16 KJV
For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life.

The One Who Hears Us:

Isaiah 65:24 KJV
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

John 9:31 KJV
We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but He is ready to hear those who worship Him and do His will.

The One Who Heals And Delivers Us:

Psalm 30:2 KJV
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Isaiah 43:1-3 KJV
1 But now thus saith The Lord that created thee...and He that formed thee...Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am The Lord thy God, The Holy One Of Israel, thy Savior..."

Isaiah 61:1 KJV
The Spirit Of The Lord God is upon Me; because The Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Matthew 4:23 KJV
And He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming The Gospel Of The Kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.

John 8:36 KJV
If The Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The One Who Empowers Us For Evangelism:

Isaiah 58:6 KJV
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Mark 16:15-18 KJV
15 And then He told them, “Go into all the world and preach The Good News to everyone.
16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.
17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in My name, and they will speak in new languages.
18 "...They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”

The One Who Meets Our Needs:

Matthew 6:31-33 KJV
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Philippians 4:6,7,19 NLT
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.
7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

The One Who Never Leaves Us:

Psalm 9:9,10 KJV
9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Hebrews 13:5 KJV
"... for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

The One Who Is Our Guide:

Psalm 32:8 KJV
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Luke 1:79 KJV
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 10:2-4 KJV
2 But he that entereth in by the door is The Shepherd Of The Sheep.
3 To Him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear His voice: and He calleth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him: for they know His voice.

Our Lord, blesses His people with every good gift!

James 1:17 KJV
Every Good Gift and every Perfect Gift is from above, and cometh down from The Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Standing On The Promises

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Chorus:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Author: Russell K. Carter

Hear the music, copy and paste this URL, into a new web browser, and hit enter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfSmfitQQvk

Prayer:

Luke 19:10 KJV
For The Son Of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 1;12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.