Pastor Joseph J. Reine's two new books.


" Unlocking The Mysteries Of Prayer"

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


and

"SALVATION We Are Not Afraid!"

Catholicism Versus The Word Of God.

Traditions Of Men And What Saith The Lord.

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

surprised to learn The Truth!

This book was written for thousands of people

to be liberated from ecclesiastical prisons.


http://www.amazon.com


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Indecision

The Bible Prayer Line Index,
Copy and paste this URL into a new web browser and hit enter.


Bible Questions Answered:
“...this following god is a thing for life, or so it seems, I'm having a hard time to make up my mind...”
Toby/Banbury, England United Kingdom

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Denying The Lord Jesus:

Psalm 2:12 KJV
Kiss The Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from The Way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.

Psalm 21:8,9 KJV
8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

Matthew 10:33 KJV
But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.

Mark 8:38 KJV
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall The Son Of Man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.

Luke 12:9 KJV
But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

II Timothy 2:12 KJV
If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him: if we deny Him, He also will deny us:

Hebrews 10:31 KJV
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of The Living God.

II Peter 2:12 NLT
But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny The Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves.

I John 2:22,23 KJV
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is The Christ? He is Antichrist, 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.

Confessing The Lord:

Exodus 32:26 KJV Moses
Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on The Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV The Lord
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose Life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

I Kings 18:17-39 KJV Elijah
17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?
18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of
The Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.
19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.
20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.
21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if The Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of The Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:
24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of The Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.
26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of
The Lord that was broken down.
31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom The Word Of The Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:
32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of The Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.
33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.
34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy Word.
37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art The Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
38 Then the fire of The Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, He is The God; The Lord, He is the God.

Joshua 24:14,15 KJV Joshua
14 Now therefore fear The Lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in Truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye The Lord.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve The Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve The Lord.

Psalm 119:30 KJV The Psalmist
I have chosen the way of Truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

Matthew 10:32 KJV Jesus
Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven.

Luke 12:8 KJV Jesus
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall The Son Of Man also confess before the angels of God:

Romans 1:16 KJV Apostle Paul
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

I John 2:23 KJV John
Whosoever denieth The Son, the same hath not The Father: he that acknowledgeth The Son hath The Father also.

Joel 3:14 KJV
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of The Lord is near in the valley of decision.

Matthew 7:21-27 KJV
21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon A Rock: (Psalm 18:31)
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon A Rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

I have decided to follow Jesus

I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
no turning back, no turning back.

Though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
no turning back, no turning back.

My cross I'll carry, till I see Jesus;
my cross I'll carry, till I see Jesus;
my cross I'll carry, till I see Jesus;
no turning back, no turning back.

The world behind me, the cross before me;
the world behind me, the cross before me;
the world behind me, the cross before me;
no turning back, no turning back.

Author: Anonymous

I have decided to follow Jesus, in 4 languages: Sudanese, Arabic, Hebrew and English.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7C62aONn1A

Prayer:

Not to decide to receive The Lord Jesus, is to refuse Him.

Acts 4:12 KJV
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Acts 16:30,31 KJV
30 "...Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Paradise

 
The Bible Prayer Line Index,
Copy and paste this URL into a new web browser and hit enter.



Bible Questions Answered:
“Pastor what ever happened to paradise?...”
Tim/ Mount Airy, North Carolina U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Luke 16:19-26 KJV (The rest of the story verses 27-31)
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

This story, told to us by our Lord, reveals that Sheol, was partitioned into two areas. One area was hell, for all who are eternally lost, an area prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41), and Abraham's Bosom (Paradise), for all righteous dead.

This is how things were in the, lower parts of the earth, before Calvary.

Our Lord told the repentant, crucified thief...

Luke 23:43 KJV
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.
(Abraham's Bosom)

In Luke 16 (The Rich Man and Lazarus) our Lord called the place of the righteous dead, Abraham's Bosom, in Luke 23 (The repentant thief), He called it Paradise.  

Lazarus was a Jew, a child of Abraham, whereas the repentant thief was no doubt a Gentile (Different names, yet the same place).

That day (Crucifixion - Friday), the repentant thief, met Lazarus, and Abraham, in Paradise.

After Calvary, and our Lord's great victory, we read Apostle Paul saying....

II Corinthians 12:4 KJV (The Apostle Paul's experience.)
How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Revelation 2:7 KJV (Disciple John, see Revelation 22:2,14 Christ's description of heaven.)
He that hath an ear, let him hear what The Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that over cometh will I give to eat of The Tree Of Life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Paradise, after Calvary, was no longer down in the lower parts of the earth, as it had been, it was then raised up to heaven.

Ephesians 4:8-10 NLT
8 That is why the Scriptures say, “When He ascended to the heights, He led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to His people.”
9 Notice that it says “He ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world.
10 And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that He might fill the entire universe with Himself.

Paradise, along with all its righteous dead, were taken up to heaven, by The Resurrected Lord Jesus.

(The resurrected, glorified, Lord Jesus had first entered heaven, because He is the “first fruit” of God's children entering heaven,)

I Corinthians 15:20 KJV
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become The first fruits of them that slept.

Acts 1:10,11 KJV
10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.

A Question:
What happened to Eden?
There is some reason to believe that The Eden of Adam and Eve became Paradise in the lowly parts of the earth. Later, after Calvary, taken to Heaven.

The Reason:
The Tree of Life existed in Eden.
The Tree of Life existed in Paradise,
And The Tree of Life, exists yet today in Heaven.

Revelation 2:7 KJV (The Tree Of Life, which had been in Eden.)
He that hath an ear, let him hear what The Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that over cometh will I give to eat of The Tree Of Life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 22:2 KJV (Heaven)
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there The Tree Of Life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:14 KJV (Heaven)
Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to The Tree Of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Eden and Paradise is today in Heaven! Why do we think so? We do because Eden's contents entered Paradise, and Paradise's contents entered Heaven, namely The Tree Of Life.

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.

I Peter 2:24 KJV
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Oh Lord, certainly Paradise, must be where your presence is. Forgive me of my sin, come into my heart, and life, and keep me through your divine power.
Amen

Paradise:

Exodus 33:14 KJV
And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

Psalm 16:11 KJV
Thou wilt shew me the path of Life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 31:20 NLT
You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues.

Jeremiah 29:13 KJV
And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.

Matthew 5:8 KJV
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Matthew 28:20 KJV
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.

John 14:16,17 KJV
16 And I will ask The Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.
17 He is The Holy Spirit, who leads into all Truth..."

John 15:9 KJV
As The Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue ye in My love.

Revelation 4:1-11 NLT
1 Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.”
2 And instantly I was in The Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it.
3 The One sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled His throne like a rainbow.
4 Twenty-four thrones surrounded Him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads.
5 From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is The seven fold Spirit Of God.
6 In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal. In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back.
7 The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight.
8 Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying,
Holy, holy, holy is The Lord God, The Almighty—
The One who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
9 Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to The One sitting on the throne (The One who lives forever and ever),
10 the twenty-four elders fall down and worship The One sitting on the throne (The One who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
11 “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

The Bible Prayer Line Index,
Copy and paste this URL into a new web browser and hit enter.



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

Bible Text:

Matthew 11:29 KJV
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.

*Meek-Greek: Pra os (Prah-os): Gentle, humble: meek.

The Lord's Request:

Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:

The Lord's Promise:

and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Meekness:
Showing patience and humility; gentleness.
(TheFreeDictionary By Farlex)

Meekness:

Numbers 12:3 KJV
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

If Moses, a branch, bore the fruit of meekness, how great must be the gentleness of the supplying Vine!

II Samuel 22:28 NLT
You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them.

Psalm 22:26 KJV
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise The Lord that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever.

Psalm 25:9 KJV
The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way.

Psalm 37:11 KJV
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalm 69:32 KJV
The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psalm 147:6 NLT
The Lord supports the humble, but He brings the wicked down into the dust.

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

Proverbs 16:19 NLT
Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.

Isaiah 29:19 NLT
The humble will be filled with fresh joy from The Lord. The poor will rejoice in The Holy One Of Israel.

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

Isaiah 66:2 NLT
My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are Mine. I, The Lord, have spoken! “I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at My Word.

Zephaniah 2:3 NLT
Seek The Lord, all who are humble, and follow His commands.
Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet
The Lord will protect you— protect you from His anger on that day of destruction.

Zephaniah 3:11,12 NLT
11 On that day you will no longer need to be ashamed, for you will no longer be rebels against Me. I will remove all proud and arrogant people from among you. There will be no more haughtiness on My holy mountain.
12 Those who are left will be the lowly and humble, for it is they who trust in the name of The Lord.

Matthew 5:5 KJV
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 21:5 NLT
Tell the people of Jerusalem,‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.’”

Galatians 5:23 KJV
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Galatians 6:1 KJV
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Ephesians 4:2 KJV
With all lowliness and meekness, with long suffering, forbearing one another in love;

Philippians 2:8 KJV
And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Colossians 3:12 KJV
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering;

I Timothy 6:11 KJV
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

II Timothy 2:25 KJV
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of
The Truth;

Titus 3:2 KJV
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

James 3:13 KJV
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

James 4:6 KJV
But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

I Peter 3:3,4,15 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.
15 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:

I Peter 5:5 KJV
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

“Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all!”

Andrew Murray (Humility)

Jesus Gentlest Savior”

Holy Trinity Cathedral
Anglican Youth Choir
Myanmar

Lyrics: Frederic William Faber 1854
Video Clip: Mg Nyein

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRch0zViQE

Want to hear the music again, while the music is playing, right click on the picture and click loop.

Prayer:

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

Matthew 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.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Day Star - The

The Bible Prayer Line Index,
Copy and paste this URL into a new web browser and hit enter.


Bible Questions Answered:
“What is the day star...?”
Derenda/ Winston-Salem, North Carolina U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

II Peter 1:19 KJV
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto A Light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and The Day Star arise in your hearts:

II Peter 1:19 NLT
Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ The Morning Star shines in your hearts.

The Day Star, is the brightest star in the heavens, before dawn breaks forth.
The Day Star, is as it were the promise of light coming.

What is The Day Star?
It is a title of The Lord Jesus Christ.

The Day Star:

Numbers 24:17 NLT
I see Him, but not here and now. I perceive Him, but far in the distant future. A star will rise from Jacob; a scepter will emerge from Israel..."

Isaiah 9:2 KJV
The people that walked in darkness have seen A Great Light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath The Light shined.

John 9:5 KJV
While I am in the world, I am The Light Of The World.

II Corinthians 4:3,4,6 KJV
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest The Light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
6 For God, who said, “Let there be Light in the darkness,” has made this Light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

I John 1:5,7 KJV
5 This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
7 But if we walk in The Light, as He is in The Light, we have fellowship one with another, and The Blood Of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Revelation 2:28 NLT (The Lord's promise to the believers in Thyatira)
They will have the same authority I received from My Father, and I will also give them
The Morning Star!

Revelation 22:16 KJV
I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am The Root And The Offspring Of David, and The Bright And Morning Star.

Have you come to The Day Star, The Lord Jesus?
He alone, is The Light Of The World.

Prayer:

John 1:1-13 KJV
1 In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In Him was Life; and the Life was The Light of men.
5 And The Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of The Light, that all men through Him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the True Light, which Lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 8:12 KJV
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am The Light Of The World: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have The Light Of Life.

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..."

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ability

Bible Questions Answered:
“...I see some doing so many things in this place (the church ed.), and then there are others who do only a little. Why is this difference among people?...”
Gregory/ Geisenheim (Hesse), Germany

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Matthew 25:14-30 KJV (The Three Servants)
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling 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 (interest).
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.

The Master had three servants, to one he entrusted much, to the second some less, and to the third, the least of all.

The key word In our Lord's parable is the word “ability,” verse 15.

The Master knew well his servants, and he never expected more from them, then what they were capable of doing! He entrusted his wealth to them, according to their abilities.
In the church of The Lord Jesus Christ, exist individuals of various callings, dependent upon their God given abilities.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 
‘I used everything you gave me’.

Erma Bombeck

Your talent is God’s gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift back to God. 

Leo Buscaglia

Ability:

Luke 10:19,20 NLT
19 Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.
20 But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”

John 14:12 KJV
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.

John 15:5 KJV
I am The Vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing.

Acts 1:8 KJV
But ye shall receive power, after that The Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 6:8 KJV
And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Romans 8:37 NLT
"... overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Romans 12:1-13 NLT
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.
4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,
5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
6 In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.
8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve The Lord enthusiastically.
12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

I Corinthians 4:7 NLT
"...What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?

I Corinthians 12:4-11,28 KJV
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of The Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by The Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

I Corinthians 13:2 KJV
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

I Corinthians 14:12 NLT
Since you are so eager to have the special abilities The Spirit gives, seek those that will strengthen the whole church.

II Corinthians 3:5 NLT
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.

II Corinthians 9:7 KJV
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Ephesians 4:11,12 NLT
11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.
12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.

Philippians 4:13 NLT
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

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.

I Timothy 4:11-14 NLT
11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.
12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
13 Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them.
14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.

II Timothy 1:6,7 KJV
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

II Timothy 2:24,25 KJV
24 And the servant of The Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of
The Truth;

Hebrews 10:24 NLT
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

I Peter 4:10-11 NLT
10 God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God Himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to Him forever and ever! Amen.

All ability (spiritual gifts), come from The Lord. These gifts given to us, one day will be required of us.
What have we done, with what The Lord has given to us?

James 1:17 KJV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from The Father Of Lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Prayer:

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

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

The Bible Prayer Line Index,
Copy and paste this URL into a new web browser and hit enter.


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

Bible Text:

Psalm 34:15 NLT
The eyes of The Lord watch over those who do right; His ears are open to their cries for help.

The Lord's Request:

The eyes of The Lord watch over those who do right;

The Lord's Promise:

His ears are open to their cries for help.

Just:
In an evangelical sense, righteous; religious; influenced by a regard to the laws of God; or living in exact conformity to the divine will.
(KJV Dictionary)

The Just:

Job 15:5-7 NLT
5 God is mighty, but He does not despise anyone! He is mighty in both power and understanding.
6 He does not let the wicked live but gives justice to the afflicted.
7 He never takes His eyes off the innocent, but He sets them on thrones with kings and exalts them forever.

Psalm 7:9 KJV
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for The Righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

Psalm 37:25 NLT
Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the Godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.

Psalm 92:12 NLT
But the Godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.

Proverbs 3:33 KJV
The curse of The Lord is in the house of the wicked: but He blesseth the habitation of the just.

Proverbs 10:6,7,20,31 KJV
6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 11:9 KJV
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Proverbs 12:13-21 KJV
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
17 He that speaketh Truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lip of Truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.
21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

Proverbs 17:15 KJV
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to The Lord.

Proverbs 20:7 KJV
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Isaiah 3:10 NLT
Tell the Godly that all will be well for them. They will enjoy the rich reward they have earned!

Isaiah 26:7 KJV
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, Most Upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

Hosea 14:9 KJV
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of The Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Micah 6:8 KJV
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth The Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Habakuk 2:4 KJV
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Matthew 13:43,49 KJV
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

Acts 24:15 KJV
And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Romans 1:17 KJV
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 2:13 KJV
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Romans 5:1 KJV
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 8:30 KJV
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.

I Corinthians 6:11 KJV
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of The Lord Jesus, and by The Spirit of our God.

Philippians 4:8 KJV
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.

Titus 1:7-9 KJV
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Hebrews 10:38 KJV
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Dear friend, are you in the family of the just? Sins forgiven, living for the wonderful Lord Jesus?
Is your life, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, increasing in the radiance of the glory of The Lord, something all can see, and be nourished by?

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.

Proverbs 4:18 KJV
But the path of the just is as the shining Light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Prayer:

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..."