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Monday, October 16, 2017

Rescue Business

 
Bible Questions Answered:
“What am I as a christian supposed to do? Talking to friends about Jesus I do that...”
lrene/ Makati, Philippines

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

The occupation of any Christian, is The Rescue Business!

Jude 1:22,23 NLT
22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.
23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.

God's Service:

Deuteronomy 10:12,13 KJV
12 And now, Israel, what doth The Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear The Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve The Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
13 To keep the commandments of The Lord, and His statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

Isaiah 52:5 KJV (The Lord Jesus)
Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Matthew 5:16 KJV
Let your Light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 20:28 KJV
Even as The Son Of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His Life a ransom for many.

Matthew 25:14-30 KJV
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as A Man travelling into a far country, who called His own servants, and delivered unto them His goods.
15 And unto one He gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took His journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time The Lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His Lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His Lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at My coming I should have received Mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 28:18-20 KJV
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 10:42-44 KJV
42 But Jesus called them to Him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

Luke 10:1-17,30-37 KJV
1 After these things The Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come.
2 Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore The Lord Of The Harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.
3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
6 And if The Son Of Peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
16 He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

John 13:4-17 KJV
4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; and took a towel, and girded Himself.
5 After that He poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded.
6 Then cometh He to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto Him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For He knew who should betray Him; therefore said He, Ye are not all clean.
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.
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his Lord; neither he that is sent greater than He that sent him.
17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

John 21:15-17 KJV
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these? He saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed My lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? He saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed My sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? Peter was grieved because He said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me? And He said unto Him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep.

Romans 6:22 NLT
But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal Life.

Romans 12:1 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.

I Corinthians 3:13-15 KJV
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

I Corinthians 6:19,20 KJV
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of
The Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Galatians 6:2,10 KJV
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Ephesians 4:11-13 KJV
11 And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of The Son Of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Ephesians 6:6,7 NLT
6 Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.
7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for The Lord rather than for people.

Colossians 3:23,24 KJV
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to The Lord, and not unto men;
24 Knowing that of The Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve The Lord Christ.

II Timothy 4:5 KJV
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Hebrews 9:14 KJV
How much more shall The Blood Of Christ, who through
The Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve The Living God?

Hebrews 12:1-3,28 KJV
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus The Author And finisher of Our Faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at The Right Hand Of the Throne Of God.
3 For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

James 2:14-26 KJV
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And The Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Our Lord has given us an example to follow, that of a servant, with a heart of humility, working as to The Lord.

Lead On O King Eternal

Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home.
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong;
And now, O King eternal,
We lift our battle song.

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
And holiness shall whisper
The sweet amen of peace.
For not with swords’ loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums;
With deeds of love and mercy
The heavenly kingdom comes.

Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears,
For gladness breaks like morning
Where’er Thy face appears.
Thy cross is lifted over us,
We journey in its light;
The crown awaits the conquest;
Lead on, O God of might.

Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1888
Music: Henry T. Smart 1836

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Prayer:

John 6:37,40,47 KJV
37 “...him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.”
40 And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth The Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting Life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bible Lesson: Cherished Promises To The Child Of God: For Those Who Forgive.

Bible Lesson: Cherished Promises To The Child Of God: For Those Who Forgive.

Bible Text:

Matthew 6:14,15 KJV
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

The Lord's Request:

14 “For if ye forgive men their trespasses,...”

The Lord's Promise:

14 “...your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

What an awesome statement. Let no one misunderstand, if you say you are a Christian, go to church, do charitable works for the poor, and live an honest life, and you harbor hatred to someone in your life, YOU ARE “NOT,” GOING TO HEAVEN!

Read it again, and again.

If our crucified Lord, could hang from His cross, and pray....

Luke 23:33,34 KJV
33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do..."

If He could pray that, having been despised, and condemned to death, by His own people, while nailed to a cross by Roman soldiers, yet praying in His death, “Father, forgive them,” we can never ourselves, ever be any exception!

No earthly man with all his religious works and with a heart filled with hatred towards one or many, will ever march into heaven.

Forgiveness, and restitution, when at all possible, is required of each and every Christian!
With out that YOU ARE “NOT,” GOING TO HEAVEN!

Pastor, that's your opinion, my church has never taught anything like that!”

Here is what Jesus Christ taught...

Matthew 6:12,14,15 KJV
12 and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.(The Lord's Prayer)
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

And sinners have “no,” admittance into the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:27 KJV
And there shall in no wise enter into it (heaven) any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in The Lamb's Book Of Life.

What The Bible Say About ….

Forgiveness:

Matthew 5:22-26,38-48 KJV
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 18:21-35 KJV (The unmerciful servant.)
21 Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall My heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Mark 11:25,26 KJV
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Luke 6:27-37 NLT
27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you.
28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. 30 Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back.
31 Do to others as you would like them to do to you.
32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them!
33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much!
34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.
35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of
The Most High, for He is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.
36 You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.
37 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.

Luke 17:3,4 KJV
3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Acts 7:59,60 NLT
59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
60 He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died.

Romans 12:17-21 NLT
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says The Lord.
20 Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.”
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

Ephesians 4:32 KJV
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12,13 KJV
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

I Thessalonians 5:15 KJV
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

James 5:16 NLT
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

I Peter 3:8-12 NLT
8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.
9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and He will grant you His blessing.
10 For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.
11 Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
12 The eyes of The Lord watch over those who do right, and His ears are open to their prayers. But The Lord turns His face against those who do evil

I John 1:8-10 KJV
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and The Truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is Faithful and Just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

I John 3:15 KJV
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father Of Mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard
Beside the Syrian sea
The gracious calling of The Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word
Rise up and follow Thee.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee
The silence of eternity
Interpreted by love!

Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm.

Author; Lord-John Greenleaf Whittier
Music: F.C. Maker (1844-1872)

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Prayer:

I John 5:1,11-13 KJV
1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is The Christ has become a child of God..."
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 He that hath The Son hath Life; and he that hath not The Son Of God hath not Life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of The Son Of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal Life, and that ye may believe on the name of The Son Of God.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Anger - God's

Bible Questions Answered:
“If God is supposed to be a God of love, how can he hate so?...”
Russel/ Nashville, Tennessee U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Psalm 7:11 KJV
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Psalm 11:5 KJV
The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth.

Proverbs 8:36 KJV
But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.

Ezekiel 18:20 KJV
The soul that sinneth, it shall die..."

Our God, hates sin,
Our God hates spiritual death,
Our God, “the prophet Habakkuk, stated”....

Habakkuk 1:13 NLT
But you are pure and cannot stand the sight of evil..."

God's Anger:

Isaiah 1:4 NKJV
Alas, sinful nation,
A people laden with iniquity,
A brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken The Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One Of Israel,
They have turned away backward.

Isaiah 26:20 KJV
Go home, my people, and lock your doors! Hide yourselves for a little while until The Lord’s anger has passed.

Even though all of this is true, unlike sinful men, our God, is not out of control with His anger.

Galatians 5:22,23 NLT
22 But The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

God's Love;

Psalm 77:7-9 KJV
7 Will The Lord cast off for ever? and will He be favorable no more?
8 Is His mercy clean gone for ever? doth His promise fail for evermore?
9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath He in anger shut up His tender mercies? Selah.

Jeremiah 31:3 KJV
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.

Jeremiah 32:38-42 KJV
38 And they shall be My people, and I will be their God:
39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear Me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me.
41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with My whole heart and with My whole soul.
42 For thus saith The Lord; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.

Hosea 2:19 NLT
I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion.

Isaiah 54:7,8 NLT
7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back.
8 In a burst of anger I turned My face away for a little while. But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says The Lord, your Redeemer.

Isaiah 57:16-19 NLT
16 For I will not fight against you forever; I will not always be angry. If I were, all people would pass away— all the souls I have made.
17 I was angry, so I punished these greedy people. I withdrew from them, but they kept going on their own stubborn way.
18 I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them. I will comfort those who mourn,
19 bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far,” says The Lord, who heals them.

Yes, God is angry with the wicked, yet God's love, is greater than His anger.

Psalm 30:5 KJV
For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is Life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Nahum 1:1-3 NLT The Lord’s Anger against Nineveh
1 This message concerning Nineveh came as a vision to Nahum, who lived in Elkosh.
2 The Lord is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and rage.
He takes revenge on all who oppose Him and continues to rage against His enemies!
3 The Lord is slow to get angry, but His power is great, and He never lets the guilty go unpunished. He displays His power in the whirlwind and the storm. The billowing clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Malachi 1:1-3 NLT The Lord’s Love for Israel – God's people
1 This is the message that The Lord gave to Israel through the prophet Malachi.
2 “I have always loved you,” says The Lord. But you retort, “Really? How have you loved us?” And The Lord replies, “This is how I showed My love for you: I loved your ancestor Jacob,
3 but I rejected his brother, Esau, and devastated his hill country. I turned Esau’s inheritance into a desert for jackals.”

By punishing people for their sins, Our God does His best to try to stop them.

Jude 1:22,23 NLT
22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.
23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.

II Peter 3:9 KJV
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Prayer:

Nehemiah 9:17 KJV
"...but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness..."

Psalm 86:5 KJV
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Psalm 130:7 KJV
"...hope in The Lord: for with The Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption.

Isaiah 1:18 KJV
Come now, and let us reason together, saith The Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 43:10,11 KJV
10 Ye are My witnesses, saith The Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.
11 I, even I, am The Lord; and beside Me there is no savior.

Isaiah 44:22,23 KJV
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.
23 Sing, O ye heavens; for The Lord hath done it..."

Isaiah 45:21,22,25 KJV
21 "...there is no God else beside Me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside Me.
22 Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Renewing Of The Holy Spirit

Bible Questions Answered:
“How do I pray for the renewing of the Holy Spirit?...”
Betty/ Liverpool, England United Kingdom

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Titus 3:5 KJV
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration*, and renewing* of The Holy Ghost;

*Regeneration-Greek: Paliggenesia (Pal-ing-ghen-es-ee-ah): Spiritual -rebirth; spiritual renovation; Messianic restoration: regeneration.

*Renewing-Greek: Anakainosis (An-ak-ah-ee-no-sis): Renovation: renewing.

Regeneration, has to do with spiritual rebirth, that is being born again.

John 3:3 KJV
Jesus answered and said unto him (Nicodemus), Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Now concerning the subject of “renewing* of The Holy Ghost;) Titus 3:5 KJV
This is nothing we must pray for, The Holy Spirit, performs this in our life, when we determine to live our life, to please The Lord.

Romans 12:1,2 KJV
1 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.

*Transformed-Greek: Metamorphoo (Met-am-or-fo-o): To transform: change, transfigure, transform.

Colossians 1:13 KJV
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated* us into the kingdom of His Dear Son:

*Translated-Greek: Methistemi (Meth_is-tay-mee): To transfer, carry away, remove , translate, away.

The Apostle Paul's words here, speak of our yieldedness. As we yield to The Lord, The Holy Spirit renews us in mind and spirit, He transforms us.

Our prayer, should not be to direct The Holy Spirit, to do what He is pledged to do, but rather that we would daily commit ourselves to doing the will of God. Reading His Word, confessing His saving grace, living in obedience to His Word, etc. etc. As we do, The Blessed Holy Spirit, renews us into God's image.

II Corinthians 3:18 KJV
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of The Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by The Spirit Of The Lord.

Yieldedness:

II Chronicles 34:29-33 NLT (Josiah’s Religious Reforms)
29 Then the king summoned all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
30 And the king went up to the Temple of The Lord with all the people of Judah and Jerusalem, along with the priests and the Levites—all the people from the greatest to the least. There the king read to them the entire Book of the Covenant that had been found in The Lord’s Temple.
31 The king took his place of authority beside the pillar and renewed the covenant in
The Lord’s presence. He pledged to obey The Lord by keeping all His commands, laws, and decrees with all his heart and soul. He promised to obey all the terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll.
32 And he required everyone in Jerusalem and the people of Benjamin to make a similar pledge. The people of Jerusalem did so, renewing their covenant with God, the God of their ancestors.

Psalm 51:10 KJV
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Isaiah 40:31 KJV
But they that wait upon The Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Luke 22:42 KJV
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but thine, be done.

Romans 8:12-14 NLT
12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.
13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of The Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.
14 For all who are led by The Spirit Of God are children of God.

II Corinthians 4:16 KJV
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Colossians 3:10 KJV
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him:

Hebrews 10:16 KJV
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith The Lord, I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

Dear friend, as we surrender our lives to The Savior, we are by God's Spirit, changed into, His likeness.

II Corinthians 5:17 KJV
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Have Thine Own Way

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Thou art the potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after thy will,
while I am waiting, yielded and still.

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Search me and try me, Savior today!
Wash me just now, Lord, wash me just now,
as in thy presence humbly I bow.

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Hold o'er my being absolute sway.
Fill with thy Spirit till all shall see
Christ only, always, living in me!

Text: Adelaide A. Pollard, 1862-1934
Music: George C. Stebbins, 1846-1945

Hear the music, copy and paste this URL into your web browser and hit enter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z11avpKNLsA

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.

John 6:37,40,47 KJV
37 “...him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.”
40 And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth The Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting Life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Bible Lesson: Cherished Promises To The Child Of God: To The God Fearing.

Bible Lesson: Cherished Promises To The Child Of God: To The God Fearing.

Bible Text:

Psalm 25:14 KJV
The secret of The Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them His covenant.

The Lord's Request:

The Lord is with them that fear Him”

The Lord's Promise:

He will shew them His covenant.”


The Fear Of God: (A Sampling)

Psalm 111:10
The fear* of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

*Fear-Hebrew: Yirah (Yir-aw): Reverence: dreadful, exceedingly, fear (fullness).

Proverbs 8:13 KJV
The fear* of The Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

*Yirah (above)

Proverbs 9:10 KJV
The fear* of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

*Yirah (above)

Proverbs 10:27 KJV
The fear* of The Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

*Yirah (above)

Proverbs 14:27
The fear* of The Lord is a fountain of Life, to depart from the snares of death.

*Yirah (above)

Proverbs 16:6 KJV
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear* of The Lord men depart from evil.

*Yirah (above)

Romans 3:12,18 KJV
12 They are all gone out of The Way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
18 There is no fear* of God before their eyes.

*Fear-GreeK: Phobos (Fob-os): To be put in fear; alarm or fright:-be afraid, exceedingly, fear, terror.

Romans 11:17-21 NLT
17 But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree.
18 But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root.
19 “Well,” you may say, “those branches were broken off to make room for me.”
20 Yes, but remember—those branches were broken off because they didn’t believe in Christ, and you are there because you do believe. So don’t think highly of yourself, but fear what could happen. (KJV "Be not high minded, but fear*")
21 For if God did not spare the original branches, He won’t spare you either.

*Fear Phobeo (Fob-eh-o): To frighten, to be alarmed; to be in awe or, i.e. revere: be (sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.

II Corinthians 7:1 KJV
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear* of God.

*Phobos (above)

Ephesians 5:21 KJV
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear* of God.

*Phobos (above)

Philippians 2:12 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear* and trembling*.

*Fear -Phobos (above)
*Trembling-Greek: Tromos (Trom-os): Trembling, quaking with fear.

Hebrews 4:1 NLT
God’s promise of entering His rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear* that some of you might fail to experience it.

*Fear-Greek: Phobeo (above)

Hebrews 5:7 KJV (Jesus)
Who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared*;

*Feared-Greek: Eulabeia (Yoo-lab-i-ah): Caution, i.e. religiously: reverence: dread: fear.

Hebrews 11:7 KJV
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear*, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

*Fear-Greek: Eulabeomai (Yoo-lab-eh-om-ahee): To be circumspect, to reverence (moved with) fear.

Hebrews 12:28 KJV
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear*:

*Fear-Greek: Eulabeia (above)

I Peter 1:17 KJV
And if ye call on The Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear*:

*Fear-Greek: Phobos (above)

1 Peter 2:17 KJV
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear* God. Honor the king.

*Fear-Greek: Phobeo (above)

1 Peter 3:15 KJV
But sanctify The Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear*:

*Fear-Phobos (above)

Revelation 14:7 KJV
Saying with a loud voice, Fear* God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

*Fear-Phobeo (above)

Revelation 15:4 KJV
Who shall not fear* thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

*Fear-Phobeo (above)

Revelation 19:5 KJV
And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear* Him, both small and great.

*Fear-Phobeo (above)

Reading these scriptures, we can plainly see that there are, two different kinds of fear!
There is fear that comes from our mortal enemy, and this fear brings with it, torment!

I John 4:18 KJV
There is no fear* in love; but perfect love casteth out fear*: because fear* hath torment*. He that feareth* is not made perfect in love.

*Fear -Phobos:To be put in fear; alarm or fright: be afraid, exceedingly fear, terror.
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*Torment -Kolasis (Kol-as-is): Penal infliction: punishment, torment.
*Feareth- Phobeo (Fob-eh-o): To frighten: to be alarmed; to be in awe of, i.e. revere: be afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.

Phobos -Tormenting fear, comes from the devil. It is fright, and alarm, a punishing infliction.

On the other hand there is the fear of God.

Psalm 111:10 KJV
Yirah (Yir-aw): Reverence: dreadful, exceedingly, fear (fullness).

Romans 11:20 KJV
Phobeo (Fob-eh-o): To frighten, to be alarmed; to be in awe or, i.e. revere: be (sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.

Hebrews 5:7 KJV (Jesus)
Eulabeia (Yoo-lab-i-ah): Caution, i.e. religiously: reverence: dread: fear.

Hebrews 11:7 KJV (Noah)
Eulabeomai (Yoo-lab-eh-om-ahee):To be circumspect, to reverence (moved with) fear.

Phobeo (Fob-eh-o): The holy, awesome, alarming presence of God, a presence that demands reverence, and absolute obeisance. Is His presence frightening? Yes, but not tormenting or punishing fear, as with Phobos. In Phobeo (Godly fear), in our total reverence and obeisance, we are reminded, by the Apostle Paul...

Romans 8:15 KJV
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received
The Spirit Of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Galatians 4:6 KJV
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth The Spirit Of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Love and kinship, joined with awesome reverence and Godly fear.

II Timothy 1:7 KJV
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Addendum:

More than perhaps, we must consider one more thought, concerning “the fear of God.”

Our enemy, has never had an original idea, all he can do is try to ruin what God has created, or manufacture a demented version of God's original plan.

Concerning the fear of God, what has he done? He substitutes all the evil fear he can, to take place of Godly fear in peoples lives.

OK, read that again!

Horror filled movies, (Halloween- waiting in the wings, haunted houses), Fearful amusement rides, spiritual fears, Ouija boards, seances, channeling, etc. etc.

Many seek these things, to be literally scared to death.
They have a “need, of fear,:” and the enemy has done his best to meet that need.

Dear friend, we need to stay near to The Lord, or it will be easy for us as well, to be lured away from our Living God's original plan.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear* of The Lord is a fountain of Life, to depart from the snares of death.

Prayer:

I John 1:8-10 KJV
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and The Truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is Faithful and Just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.