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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Providence

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Bible Questions Answered:
“...in it he wrote, “in the providence of God” what did he mean by that?...”
Martin/ Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Providence:
The foreseeing care and guidance of God.
A manifestation of divine care or direction.
Dictionary.Com

Our great God, cares for, provides for and guides His people.

Romans 8:28-30 NLT
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.
29 For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
30 And having chosen them, He called them to come to Him. And having called them, He gave them right standing with Himself. And having given them right standing, He gave them His glory.

Romans 8:28-30 KJV
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
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.
30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

Romans 11:2 KJV
God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew..."

Acts 15:18 KJV
Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.

I Peter 1:2 KJV
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of The Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of The Blood Of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Ephesians 1:4 NLT
Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.

Our God, before the foundations of the world, through His foreknowledge, knew who His children would be, and He Elected and ordained them to His plans of blessings. How do we know this, we know it from His unerring Word Of God.

God Caring For His People:

Genesis 28:15 KJV
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

Psalm 16:8 KJV
I have set The Lord always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 23:1 KJV
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 46:1-3,7 KJV
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
7 The Lord Of Hosts is with us; The God Of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Psalm 55:22 NLT
Give your burdens to The Lord, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the Godly to slip and fall.

Psalm 62:5-8 KJV
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.
6 He only is my Rock and my Salvation: He is my Defence; I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my Salvation and my glory: The Rock of my Strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a Refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 103:13,14 KJV
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so The Lord pitieth them that fear Him.
14 For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.

Psalm 115:12 KJV
The Lord hath been mindful of us: He will bless us..."

Psalm 121:3 NLT
He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

Isaiah 26:3 KJV
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

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.

Isaiah 49:15 NLT
"... Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!

Nahum 1:7 KJV
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.

Matthew 6:25-34 KJV
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
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.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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.

John 10:14,15 KJV
14 I am The Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine.
15 As The Father knoweth Me, even so know I The Father: and I lay down My Life for the sheep.

Ephesians 5:25 KJV
"...Christ...loved the church, and gave Himself for it;

Philippians 4:6,7 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.

I Peter 5:7 KJV
Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you.

God Will Take Care Of You

Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.

Chorus:
God will take care of you,
Through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
When dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you.

All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you;
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.

No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you;
Lean, weary one, upon His breast,
God will take care of you.

Author: Civilla D. Martin, 1904

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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.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Dishonesty

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“I went to my sons commencement and the speaker went on for some time, talking about people lying and not telling the truth. Should this have been their kind of talk?...”
Walter/ Breckenridge/ Texas

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

If we live in a world that is becoming more and more dishonest, yes that is something that is very important, to be discussed.

Psalm 12:1-8 NLT
1 Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!
2 Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.
3 May The Lord cut off their flattering lips and silence their boastful tongues.
4 They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content. Our lips are our own—who can stop us?”
5 The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for Me to do.”
6 The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.
7 Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,
8 even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.

What was it Jesus said....

John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto The Father, but by Me.

II Corinthians 8:21 KJV (The Apostle Paul)
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of The Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Psalm 36:1,2 NLT
1 Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all.
2 In their blind conceit they cannot see how wicked they really are.

Dishonesty/ Honesty:

Exodus 20:16 NLT
You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.

Leviticus 19:35,36 NLT
35 “Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume.
36 Your scales and weights must be accurate. Your containers for measuring dry materials or liquids must be accurate.
I am The Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Psalm 37:21 KJV
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

Psalm 63:11 KJV
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by Him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 101:7 KJV
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within My house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in My sight.

Proverbs 6:16-19 NLT
16 There are six things The Lord hates— no, seven things He detests:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent,
18 a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong,
19 a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.

Proverbs 10:9 NLT
People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.

Proverbs 11:1,3 NLT
1 The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales, but He delights in accurate weights.
3 Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people.

Proverbs 12:5,19,22 KJV
5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
22 Lying lips are abomination to The Lord: but they that deal truly are His delight.

Proverbs 13:5 KJV
A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

Proverbs 14:5,25 KJV
5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

Proverbs 19:5,9 KJV
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

Proverbs 20:10,14,17,23 NLT
10 False weights and unequal measures— The Lord detests double standards of every kind.
14 The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,” then brags about getting a bargain!
17 Stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth.
23 The Lord detests double standards; He is not pleased by dishonest scales.

Isaiah 32:7 NLT
The smooth tricks of scoundrels are evil. They plot crooked schemes. They lie to convict the poor, even when the cause of the poor is just.

Jeremiah 9:4-6 NLT
4 “Beware of your neighbor! Don’t even trust your brother! For brother takes advantage of brother, and friend slanders friend.
5 They all fool and defraud each other; no one tells The Truth. With practiced tongues they tell lies; they wear themselves out with all their sinning.
6 They pile lie upon lie and utterly refuse to acknowledge me,” says The Lord.

Jeremiah 22:13 NLT
And The Lord says, “What sorrow awaits Jehoiakim, who builds his palace with forced labor. He builds injustice into its walls, for he makes his neighbors work for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor.

Micah 6:10-12 NLT
10 What shall I say about the homes of the wicked filled with treasures gained by cheating? What about the disgusting practice of measuring out grain with dishonest measures?
11 How can I tolerate your merchants who use dishonest scales and weights?
12 The rich among you have become wealthy through extortion and violence. Your citizens are so used to lying that their tongues can no longer tell The Truth.

Nahum 3:1 KJV
What sorrow awaits Nineveh, the city of murder and lies! She is crammed with wealth and is never without victims.

Zechariah 5:4 NLT
And this is what The Lord Of Heaven’s Armies says: I am sending this curse into the house of every thief and into the house of everyone who swears falsely using My name. And My curse will remain in that house and completely destroy it—even its timbers and stones.”

Matthew 5:33-37 KJV
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto The Lord thine oaths:
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
35 Nor by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of The Great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Matthew 6:1,2 KJV
1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 7:12,21-23 KJV
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
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.

Luke 10:25-28 KJV
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love The Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
28 And He said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Luke 16:10-12 NLT
10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?
12 And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?

Luke 18:9-14 KJV
9 And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

John 8:43-47 KJV
43 Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My Word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in The Truth, because there is no Truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you The Truth, ye believe Me not.
46 Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say The Truth, why do ye not believe Me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

John 12:4-6 KJV
4 Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

Acts 5:4 KJV
"... thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God."

Romans 3:13 KJV
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

Romans 12:2 KJV
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.

Romans 13:8-10 KJV
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Ephesians 4:15,25 KJV
15 But speaking The Truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is The Head, even Christ:
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Philippians 4:8,9 KJV
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and
The God Of Peace shall be with you.

Colossians 3:9,10 NLT
9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.
10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.

I Thessalonians 4:11 KJV
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.

I Thessalonians 5:22 KJV
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

I Timothy 1:9-11 NLT
9 For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.
10 The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching
11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.

I Timothy 4:1,2 KJV
1 Now The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Titus 1:2 KJV
In hope of eternal Life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Hebrews 13:18 NLT
Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.

James 5:12 KJV
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

I Peter 2:1 NLT
So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech.

I John 2:20-23 KJV
20 But ye have an unction from The Holy One, and ye know all things.
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not The Truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of The Truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is The Christ? He is Anti-Christ, that denieth
The Father and The Son.
23 Whosoever denieth The Son, the same hath not The Father: he that acknowledgeth The Son hath
The Father also.

I John 4:20 KJV
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Revelation 21:8,27 NLT
8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
27 Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in The Lamb’s Book Of Life.

Revelation 22:15 KJV
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

I John 5:19 KJV
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

In an evil world, let us be sure we are living for The Lord!

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Romans 6:23 KJV
For the wages of sin is death; but The Gift Of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 10:9, 10 KJV9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth The Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto Salvation.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bible Lesson: Conversations With Jesus: Workers Needed.

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Bible Lesson: Conversations With Jesus: Workers Needed.

Bible Text:

John 4:31-38 KJV
31 In the mean while His disciples prayed Him, saying, Master, eat.
32 But He said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought Him ought to eat?
34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto Life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors.

Bible Topic:

Harvest Time:

Exodus 23:16 KJV
And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of thy labors, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labors out of the field.

Psalms 85:11-13 KJV
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, The Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before Him; and shall set us in the way of His steps.

Psalms 100:1-5 KJV (A Psalm of praise.)
1 Make a joyful noise unto The Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve The Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.
3 Know ye that The Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
5 For The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His Truth endureth to all generations.

Proverbs 3:9 KJV
Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase:

Jeremiah 8:20 KJV
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 KJV
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him.
15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

Matthew 9:37,38 KJV
37 Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore The Lord Of The Harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.

Matthew 13:12, 30, 37-43 KJV
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is The Son Of Man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son Of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 21:33-41 NLT (Parable of the Evil Farmers)
33 “Now listen to another story. A certain landowner planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.
34 At the time of the grape harvest, he sent his servants to collect his share of the crop.
35 But the farmers grabbed his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.
36 So the landowner sent a larger group of his servants to collect for him, but the results were the same.
37 “Finally, the owner sent his son, thinking, ‘Surely they will respect my son.’
38 “But when the tenant farmers saw his son coming, they said to one another, ‘Here comes the heir to this estate. Come on, let’s kill him and get the estate for ourselves!’
39 So they grabbed him, dragged him out of the vineyard, and murdered him.
40 “When the owner of the vineyard returns,” Jesus asked, “what do you think he will do to those farmers?”
41 The religious leaders replied, “He will put the wicked men to a horrible death and lease the vineyard to others who will give him his share of the crop after each harvest.”
42 Then Jesus asked them, “Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures? ‘The Stone that the builders rejected has now become The Cornerstone. This is The Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.’
43 I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit.
44 Anyone who stumbles over that Stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on.”

Mark 4:26-29 NLT
26 Jesus also said, “The Kingdom Of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground.
27 Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.
28 The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.
29 And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.”

Mark 12:1-9 KJV
1 And He began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
6 Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.'
8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

Luke 6:38 KJV
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 8:11 KJV
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 10:2 KJV
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.

John 4:35,36 KJV
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto Life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

John 9:4 KJV
I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 12:24 KJV
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

Romans 1:13 ESV
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.

I Corinthians 3:5-15 NT
5 After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed The Good News. Each of us did the work The Lord gave us.
6 I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.
7 It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.
8 The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.
9 For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
10 Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful.
11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ.
12 Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw.
13 But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.
14 If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward.
15 But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.

I Corinthians 9:10 NLT
Wasn’t He actually speaking to us? Yes, it was written for us, so that the one who plows and the one who threshes the grain might both expect a share of the harvest.

II Corinthians 9:10 NLT
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

Galatians 6:7,9 KJV
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Ephesians 4:28 KJV
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

James 3:18 NLT
And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 5:7 KJV
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of The Lord. Behold, The Husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until He receive the early and latter rain.

Revelation 14:14-16 KJV
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto The Son Of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

Bring Them In
Hark! ’tis the Shepherd’s voice I hear,
Out in the desert dark and drear,
Calling the *sheep who’ve gone astray,
Far from the Shepherd’s fold away.

Refrain:
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin;
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring the *wand’ring ones to Jesus.

Who’ll go and help this Shepherd kind,
Help Him the *wand’ring ones to find?
Who’ll bring the lost ones to the fold,
Where they’ll be sheltered from the cold?

Out in the desert hear their cry,
Out on the mountain, wild and high;
Hark! ’tis the Master, speaks to thee,
“Go, find My *sheep where’er they be.”

Author: Alexcenah Thomas, 1885

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Prayer:

Romans 10:9, 10 KJV
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth The Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto Salvation.

II Corinthians 5:21 KJV
For He (God The Father) hath made Him (God's Son-Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Quench Not The Spirit

THE BIBLE PRAYER LINE – Bible Questions Answered
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Bible Questions Answered:
“Pastor I'm not sure on this one, is it only those who refuse to come to the Lord, who are the ones who quench the spirit?...
Shelley/ -Dalton, Georgia U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

I Thessalonians 5:19 KJV
Quench* not The Spirit.

Quench-Greek: sbennumi (Sben-noo-mee): To extinguish: go out, quench.

This is a WARNING, from the Apostle Paul.

We were once lost, out on a dark ocean of sin and death, but our precious Lord, threw us a Life Line, to the ship of Salvation, God's grace and mercy.
Salvation, comes only through The Lord Jesus Christ, God The Father's one and only eternal dear Son.

The Life Line, is none other than the work of God The Holy Spirit.
If we cut the Life Line, how can we be saved? We will not be.

For more on this subject, see the following blog....

Jesus, WARNED against speaking against The Holy Spirit.

Matthew 12:30-32 KJV
30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against The Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against The Son Of Man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against The 0Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Mark 3:22-30 KJV
22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth He out devils.
23 And He called them unto Him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 But he that shall blaspheme against The Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Luke 12:10 KJV
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son Of Man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against The Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

Question: Is it just the lost who grieve God The Holy Spirit?
Answer: No.

Ephesians 4:30,31 KJV
30 And grieve not The Holy Spirit Of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Ephesians 4:30,31 NLT
30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, He has identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.

Hebrews 10:25-31 KJV
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of The Truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot The Son Of God, and hath counted The Blood Of The Covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto The Spirit Of Grace?
30 For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith The Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of The Living God.

How may God's people, quench The Holy Spirit?

  • By disobeying The Word of The Lord.
  • By our refusing God's Word, and Spirit to lead and guide us.
  • By claiming the works of God, are of the devil.
  • By ingratitude.
  • By being contaminated by the world of sin.

Ephesians 5:14-16 KJV
14 Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee Light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly (watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent) , not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

I Thessalonians 5:5-8 KJV
5 Ye are all the children of Light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

Revelation 3:20 KJV
"Behold, I stand at the door..."

Romans 14:11,12 KJV
11 For it is written, As I live, saith The Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Dear friend, when that day comes, may it not be said of us, that we grieved The Holy Spirit Of God.

Breath On Me, Breath Of God
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

Author: Edwin Hatch, 1878

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Prayer:

John 20:30,31 KJV
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is The Christ, The Son Of God; and that believing ye might have Life through His name.

Acts 2:21,38 KJV
21 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of The Lord shall be saved.”
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive The Gift Of The Holy Ghost.