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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spiritual Beauty

Bible Questions Answered:
“...seems like at our gathering there is a constant beauty pageant going on...”
Juan/ Chengdu, China

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

The beauty that our Lord, looks for is not that of flesh, but that which is of The Spirit.
And what about the spirit of man?

Lamentations 1:6 NLT (The result of sin.)
All the majesty of beautiful Jerusalem has been stripped away..."

Nahum 2:2 KJV
For The Lord hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches.

Sin has robbed mankind of spiritual beauty.

I Kings 8:46 KJV
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,)..."

Job 25:4 NLT
How can a mortal be innocent before God? Can anyone born of a woman be pure?

Psalm 51:5 KJV
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Proverbs 20:9 KJV
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Isaiah 53:6 KJV
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and
The Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus Christ) the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 64:6 KJV
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Jeremiah 18:4 KJV
And the vessel that He made of clay was marred in the hand of The Potter: so He made it again another vessel, as seemed good to The Potter to make it.

Romans 3:10,23 KJV
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 5:12 KJV
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Galatians 3:22 KJV
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin..."

I John 1:8 KJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and The Truth is not in us.

Real Beauty Comes From The Lord:

1 Samuel 16:7 KJV
But The Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but The Lord looketh on the heart.

Zechariah 3:4 KJV (Joshua)
And He answered and spake unto those that stood before Him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him He said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.

Isaiah 61:3,10 KJV
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of The Lord, that He might be glorified.
10 I will greatly rejoice in The Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh Himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Ezekiel 16:14 NLT (Israel-God's people.)
Your fame soon spread throughout the world because of your beauty. I dressed you in My splendor and perfected your beauty, says The Sovereign Lord.

Spiritual Beauty:

Job 29:14 KJV
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Psalm 132:16 KJV
I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

Psalm 149:4 KJV
For The Lord taketh pleasure in His people: He will beautify the meek with salvation.

Proverbs 1:8,9 KJV
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Proverbs 4:5-9 KJV
5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of My mouth.
6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.
9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

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.

Ephesians 5:25-27 KJV
25 "... Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;
26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by The Word,
27 That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Philippians 3:20,21 NLT
20 But we are citizens of heaven, where The Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.
21 He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same power with which He will bring everything under His control.

Philippians 4:8,9 KJV (We become like, what we feed on.)
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 "...and the God Of Peace shall be with you.

I Peter 3:3,4 NLT
3 Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.
4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

II Peter 1:4 NLT
And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

I John 3:2 KJV
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.

Revelation 19:7,8 KJV
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of The Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Brethren, outward beauty decays, inward beauty lasts forever.

Psalm 90:17 KJV
And let the beauty of The Lord our God be upon us