Monday, September 1, 2014

“Labor Day 2014 – 101” …Blog.

“Labor Day 2014 – 101” …Blog.
Did You like the ‘Drawing’ I used for this Labor Day Blog…? I thought to add a little humor [Very Little]…! Many times we celebrate a Holiday, and do NOT even know the reason for IT…! Of course, when it is a Paid Holiday, “Who can Complain”…? Now, I can even hear in the background some “Housewife Saying”… “Yes but When do I get a Labor Day Holiday”…? …LOL! Many do NOT see their Employment as a Blessing from God! Try being Unemployed for Over a Year… and then You will be THANKFUL… for Any Job! I cried because I had No Shoes… ‘UNTIL’… I saw a Man with NO Feet…!
(1Thessaloinians 5:18) In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

*** (Proverbs 16:31) The gray head is a crown of glory, [ONLY] IF it is found in the way of righteousness.

*** (Job 5:6-to-9) For affliction does not come forth from the dust, nor does trouble spring up out of the ground;
(Job 5:7) but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
(Job 5:8) Truly, I would seek to God, and to God I would put my plea,
(Job 5:9) Who is doing great things, even beyond searching; marvelous things without number,

*** (Psalms 75:4-to-7) I said to the proud, Do not boast; and to the wicked, Do not lift up the horn;
(Psa 75:5) do not lift up your horn on high; nor speak with a stiff neck.
(Psa 75:6) For PROMOTION [Demotion also] comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
(Psa 75:7) But God is the judge; He puts Down one and sets Up another.

Labor Day: What it Means…? Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. [From USDOL]

Labor Day Legislation! Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. [From USDOL]

*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by grace you are saved through faith, and that NOT of yourselves, it is the gift of God,
(Eph 2:9) NOT of works, lest anyone should boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

*** (Titus 3:5) NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, [John 7:38-39 & Ephesians 1:13-14 & Romans 8:9]

*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God; and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring every work into judgment; with ‘every’ secret thing; ‘whether’ it is Good; or ‘whether’ Evil.

*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us [Genesis 1:26-27]? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!

“What are the ‘Greater Works’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Micah 6:8) He has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do justice; and to love mercy; and to walk humbly ‘with’ your God?

When ONE is Truly Born Again… by the Holy Spirit of God… He has a “Plan” for our lives. These ‘Many’ are often thinking in an Earthly Mindset! What “Relationship, Good Job, Home, Vehicle, Etc.” does God have for Me…? Seldom do they THINK: of what “Responsibility” does GOD have for me to DO: for His Kingdom…? Often they may think in terms of “What Kind of Ministry”… does God have for Me? In reality, there is ONE and Only ONE Issue…! Whatever God has for You… OR: “Doesn’t have for You”: the ISSUE is still the SAME…! Can you guess what it is… before reading any further…? Simple Question: Are You a “Faithful Steward”… of the Grace which God has ENTRUSTED to… “You”…?

*** (1Corinthains 4:1-2) So let a man think of us as ministers of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
(1Cor 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among Stewards that one be found “FAITHFUL”.

*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done “All” the things “Commanded” you, say; We are unprofitable servants; for we have done what was [ONLY] Our = ‘DUTY’ To Do.

*** (Philippians 2:13) For it is God Who works in you both to will; and to do of His good pleasure.

*** (Jeremiah 29:11-12-13) For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says the LORD Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
(Jer 29:12) Then you shall call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
(Jer 29:13) And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

*** (1Peter 1:7) so that the genuineness of your Faith; which is more valuable than gold that perishes when it is tested by fire; may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

“The Trial of your Faith – 101”…Blog
*** (1Corinthains 16:22) If anyone does Not love the Lord Jesus Christ; let him be accursed [Damned]. The Lord comes! [Again]

Do you Present an ‘UNBALANCED’ presentation of the GOSPEL...?

*** (Acts 20:27) For I did ‘Not’ keep back; from declaring to you; “ALL” the counsel of God.

*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if our outer man is wearing out, our inner man is being renewed: day by day. [John 15:1-2-3]

*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the LORD.

“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.

*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will Not somehow be disqualified. [John 10:27-28-29]

*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Join me in suffering like a good soldier = of Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 2:4) No one serving in the military = gets mixed up in civilian matters = for his aim is to please his commanding officer. [Christ Jesus]
(2Tim 2:5) Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize = unless he competes according to the Rules.

*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘you’ call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do ‘Not’ do - what I [Jesus] say?

“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.

*** (2Timothy 2:15) Do your Best to present yourself to God as an Approved Worker, who has Nothing to be ashamed of, Handling the Word of Truth with Precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

*** (Matthew 13:19) When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom; and does Notunderstand it; then the wicked one [Satan] comes; and catches away that which was sown in his [her] heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.

IF You work a Secular Job… be it man or woman… You are held to certain performance standards. Often times I was promoted because I gave myself WHOLLY… to any task that was set before me. My mindset was: I am not Working for the “APS Company” BUT: for the LORD…! “Aptitude is “99%”… Attitude!” Natural Abilities flow out of a Heart that is “Right with God!” Remember He has placed us in that Position! Yes, even for the Stay Home MOM: who has “3-or-4”… small children at the same time! GOD may simply choose to leave us in… “Modest Means”… KNOWING: that HE cannot trust us with an ‘Abundance’…! About now, You will say to me… “What about Joe & Mary”…? That is NONE of your Business… its God’s business… Not Yours…!

*** (1Samuel 2:30) And the LORD Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah the LORD says, = Be it far from Me! = For those who honor Me [God] I will honor, = and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.

*** (Colossians 3:23) And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and Not to men;
(Col 3:24) knowing that from the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. For you serve the Lord Christ.
(Col 3:25) But he who does wrong shall receive justice for the wrong which he did, and there is no respect of persons.

*** (Romans 14:11-12) For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
(Rom 14:12) So then each one of us will give Account: concerning himself: to God.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

“UNDERSTANDING: Keep My Commandments – 301” …Blog. [3/3]

“UNDERSTANDING: Keep My Commandments – 301” …Blog. [3/3]

*** (Romans 7:7) What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Let it not be said! But I did not know sin except through the law. For also I did not know lust except the law said, You shall not covet.

*** (Hebrews 7:19) For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by which we draw near to God.

*** (Galatians 5:4) Those of you who are trying to be justified by the Law [Torah] have been cut off from Christ. You have Fallen away from Grace.

*** (James 2:10) For whoever shall Keep the whole Law; and yet ‘Offend’ in One point; he is Guilty of ALL.

Question: Do You ever drive OVER the posted speed Limit…? I am not speaking about passing another vehicle. But by allowing your mind to wander and then getting a heavy foot? Or perhaps You are late for a Church meeting, will You sometimes Violate the speed Limit: to get there on Time…? We all have, myself included. IF: You then Cannot keep Man’s Laws…Well “HOW” then… do You keep the Commandments… “All: Each & Every ONE”…? All this CONFUSION comes about by NOT having a “Complete Understanding” of the Finished Work of Redemption: by Christ Jesus, Messiah: the ‘Passover Lamb of God’ [1Cor 5:7]…! When Christ Jesus gave up the Ghost and Cried… “IT IS FINISHED”… He paid that ONE Sacrifice… for All Time… for ALL those who would come to HIM… “ONLY on His Terms”…! 2,000+ years ago, all my sins were in the Future of Christ Jesus. So were Yours! That is WHY: Salvation is by GOD’S: “GRACE, MERCY & LOVE”… and “NOT” in keeping the “Law & Commandments”…!

*** (John 1:17) For the Law came through Moses; but Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ.

*** (John 19:30) After Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished." Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.

*** (Heb 10:12-to-21) But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right of God,
(Heb 10:13) from then on expecting until His enemies are made His footstool.
(Heb 10:14) For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.
(Heb 10:15) The Holy Spirit also is a witness to us; for after He had said before,
(Heb 10:16) "This is the [New] covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord; I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
(Heb 10:17) also He adds, "their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more."
(Heb 10:18) Now where remission of these is, there is NO More Offering for sin.
(Heb 10:19) Therefore, brothers, having boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus,
(Heb 10:20) by a new and living way which He has consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, His flesh;
(Heb 10:21) and having a High Priest over the house of God,

“It is ‘Finished!’ – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 201”…Blog. [2/2]
Do You realize the Requirements of Grace… are “MORE” than that of the Law…?

·       (Exodus 20:14) You shall not commit adultery.

·       (Matthew 5:27-28-29) You have heard that it was said to the ancients, "You shall not commit adultery."
·       (Matt 5:28) But I [Jesus] say to you that whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
·       (Matt 5:29) And if your right eye offends you, pluck it out and throw it from you. For it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be thrown into hell.

*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done “All” the things “Commanded” you, say; We are unprofitable servants; for we have done what was [only] Our = ‘DUTY’ To Do. [Romans 12:1-to-4]

“One Hand, one Foot & one Eye – 101” …Blog.
How about IT…? You who say You keep the COMMANDMENTS…? Have You plucked out your Eye, or cut OFF: your Hand or Foot…? Of course “NOT”…! Then PLEASE do NOT tell me You… “Keep the Commandments”… ALL of them…!
… Christ Jesus [Messiah] is Our PASSOVER LAMB of GOD, 1Cor 5:7 & Christ Jesus [Messiah] is Our SABBATH [Rest] -> Matthew 11:27-to-30...! 
… The TRUE WORSHIP of GOD... is a Function of the HOLY SPIRIT [Rom 8:9] in our Hearts and NOT... of the Day of the Week...! AGAIN…
… TRUE Christianity is “NOT A RELIGION”…! It is a Relationship with GOD, by the “FINISHED WORK of Redemption”… by Christ Jesus [Messiah] the Passover Lamb of GOD [1Corinthains 5:7] Christ Jesus [Messiah] is Our “PASSOVER LAMB of GOD”…!
ONE MORE TIME Christ Jesus [Messiah] is our -> SABBATH [Rest]! [Matthew 11:27-to-30]...!  The TRUE WORSHIP of GOD... is a Function of the HOLY SPIRIT [Romans 8:9 & Acts 15:8-9] in our Hearts and “NOT”... of the Day of the Week...!

*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get Wisdom; and with all your getting get Understanding.


*** (Hebrews 9:14) how much more will the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God; cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we may serve the “Living God!” [Ephesians 2:10]

“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 101” …Blog. [1/4]

“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 201” …Blog. [2/?]

“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 301” …Blog. [3/?]

“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 401” …Blog. [4/?]
May I make a “SUGGESTION”… that will help You immensely…? Do You meet with our LORD: Daily in His Holy Word…? When I have a need to “Understand” some Specific:  “Particular Bible Doctrine… I simply Pray about it and then READ: FOR ONE SOLID MONTH… the Bible Book that will help me UNDERSTAND that Bible Doctrine. When PEOPLE: say they Keep the Commandments, it is GENERALLY: Because they do NOT understand the Levitical Priesthood, ESPECIALLY that of Christ Jesus. SIMPLY… take ONE MONTH… and read through EACH DAY… the book of Hebrews! Prayerfully read & pray… and allow the Holy Spirit to… “TEACH YOU DIRECTLY”… from His Holy Word…! Then do the same with “Galatians” & “Romans”…! You will then UNDERSTAND His Holy DOCTRINE…! The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD… is the “REAL TEACHER”… of All Bible TRUTH….! [John 16:7-to-15]

*** (Psalms 119:17-to-24) GIMEL: Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your Word.
(Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, so that I may behold wonderful things out of Your Law. [WORD]
(Psalms 119:19) I am a stranger in the earth; do not hide Your Commandments from me.
(Psalms 119:20) My soul breaks for the longing that it has to Your judgments at all times.
(Psalms 119:21) You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, who go astray from Your Commandments.
(Psalms 119:22) Remove cursing and scorn from me; for I have kept Your testimonies.
(Psalms 119:23) Princes also sat and spoke against me; but Your servant thought on Your Precepts.
(Psalms 119:24) Your testimonies also are my delight and my advisers.

*** (Ephesians 1:13-14) in Whom also you, Hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in Whom also believing, [Acts 15:8-9] you were Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise, [John 7:38-39]
(Eph 1:14) Who is the earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. [Romans 8:9]
*** (Ephesians 4:30) And do Not -> “GRIEVE” -> the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you are Sealed until the day of redemption.

“The Anointing – 101”…Blog.

One more thing about being TAUGHT by the Holy Spirit…? ONE has to make sure their LIVES: are Right before the LORD…! ONE cannot dabble in & with… “SIN/SINS”… and the Expect the Holy Spirit to teach them…! A Clear Heart and a Clean Conscience are NEEDED! Remember, “Hebrews 7:27”…? The Levitical High Priest… ALWAYS offered a Sin Sacrifice for Himself… before He could OFFER one for the People…! In that same way, a Clear Conscience and a Clean Heart… are Needed in those TRULY Born Again: before the Study & Understanding of His Holy Word…!

*** (1Timothy 1:19-20) holding faith and a good conscience, which some have put away and made shipwreck as to faith.
(1Tim 1:20) Among these are Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan so that they may learn not to blaspheme.

“Shipwreck Christians [?] – 101” …Blog.

*** (James 3:12) Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? [No!] Either a vine, figs? [No!] So can NO fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

*** (Ephesians 5:9) For the Fruit of the [Holy] Spirit consists of every form of Goodness, Righteousness, and “TRUTH”. [2Peter 1:1-to-10]

“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – 101”…Blog. [1/7]
*** (1Jn 4:4) You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because HE, “WHO” is in you: is Greater than he [Satan] who is in the world. [Romans 8:9]

*** (Philippianes 2:12-13) Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, cultivate your own salvation with fear and trembling. [Fear of God: Luke 12:5 & Job 28:28]
(Php 2:13) For it is God Who works in you both “to will” and “to do” of His good pleasure. [Matthew 11:27-to-30]

Prayer: Father God, I ask that You will motivate me and teach me Directly from Your Holy Word… by You Holy Spirit: in Jesus Precious Name, Amen & Amen…!

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!