Monday, January 25, 2010
“The 'Many' – 101”…Blog.
Who are the “Many”…? Does ‘Many’ simply mean, ‘Most?’ Surely, it does ‘not mean’, some or few. “Many means Most”, but who are the ‘Many’ spoken about in most of the Bible, the Word of God? Have you ever looked into the Question, “Are you one of the ‘Many’ or are you ‘one’ of the Few? Most here in America, when asked ‘Claim to be Christian’. Although there are a growing number of younger people who now claim, to be Agnostics or Atheists.
*** (Matthew 7:14) Because = narrow is the gate = and = constricted is the way = which leads to life, = and = there are = ‘Few’ = who find it.
*** (Matthew 12:30) The one = who is not = with Me [Jesus] = is against Me, = and = the one who does not = gather with Me = scatters.
IF, your house were on fire… or one of your children in danger… would you have me… ‘Say Nothing?’ There are “Many”… who say they believe in God! But how can you believe in God and then go ‘against’ His Word. There are “Many” who say they believe in Jesus and then go ‘against’ His Word, the Bible. How can that be…? Simply put, “Their Actions” show their Faith =or= Lack of Faith… in their ‘obedience’ to the Word of God. You say you Love Jesus, but do you… “Read & Obey”… His Word, the Bible?
*** (Luke 6:46) And = why do = ‘you’ = call Me [Jesus] = Lord [Master], = Lord [Boss], = and = do ‘not’ do = what I say?
*** (James 1:22) Keep on = being = Doers of the Word, = and = ‘not’ = Merely hearers = who = Deceive themselves.
Many today have a… convenience religion. Some time ago, I was speaking with the Dean of a Bible College. He was sharing that he could not figure out, why, so many Adolescents from Christian Homes… leave the Faith. It is simply a means of “Compliance”, while living at home. They are compliant to their parents and share in family activities, but they are like the ‘many’. It is an “External” compliance with ‘no heart’, that loves the Lord and His Word, the Bible. Not all are like that, but ‘many’ are.
*** (Romans 10:3-4) For they, = being ignorant = of God's righteousness = and = going about = to establish their own righteousness, = have ‘not’ = submitted themselves = to the righteousness of God.
(Rom 10:4) For Christ = is the end of the law [Word of God] = for righteousness = for everyone = who [truly] believes.
Simply think this one through…? IF both parents are ‘truly’ Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God… Christians, THEN would they raise their children to submit to the Word of God, Also? May I use the ‘rule of three’, as it was so with Noah and his family? Ham was a rebel and was cursed. But the other two, feared and loved God. IF we carry that ‘faith’ forward… would not two thirds of the People, love and fear, God? It does not work like that. “Each One”… is directly responsible to God and His Word. There is… “NO”… Hand Me Down… “Faith or Salvation!”
*** (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 mankind.
(Eccl 12:14) For God = shall bring = every work [deed] = into judgment, = with = every secret thing, = whether it is = good, = or = whether = evil.
When you sit in Church… does your mind go to God or to what is going on there? I can remember as little as ‘20-years’ ago, that the “Bible Sermon & Teaching”… took most of the Church service. Now today, it is mostly like a “Super Bowl” celebration. There is more singing and ‘supposed worship’… than there is… “Exhortation and Teaching”… from the Word of God! Please tell me… it isn’t so…? Do you go back home with thoughts about the Word of God, or how good a time you had… with the Worship Music?
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) ‘Not everyone’ = who says to Me [Jesus], = Lord! = Lord! = shall enter = the kingdom of Heaven, = but = he who = does the will [Word] = of My Father = in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) = MANY = will say to Me = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did we ‘not’ = prophesy = in Your Name, = and = through = Your Name = throw out demons, = and = through = Your Name = do “many” = wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then = I [Jesus] = will say = to them = I = “NEVER” = knew you! = Depart from Me, = those working = lawlessness!
“MANY”, ‘Only’ want a positive message…! An incomplete presentation of the Gospel, will not contain the “damnation for unbelief”. Somehow that ‘person’ thinks that that ‘Bad News’ about rejecting Christ Jesus, will turn a person off? Sorry, they are… “Turned Off Already!” Often times I post, SUCH warning verses on some of the Bible sites. I have been told more than once… “You have a Critical Spirit!” Did you notice they blamed “I” [me] and… not that Word of God… that I simply posted and presented…?
“NO”… ‘Real Christian’... Fears the Word of God... “Unless”, they are… Out of “Obedience & Fellowship” …with GOD..!!!
Each & Every Moring… I spend time in the Word of God. When I come upon a part of the Word of God… that I have mistakenly not known or disobeyed… [2Chronicles 12:14]… I simply confess and forsake it. That is what… ‘real salvation’ in Christ Jesus is all about. “We Sin… ‘Confess & Forsake’… and He Forgives!” We choose ‘not to repeat’ that sin, because we realize the Cost… “His Precious Blood!” Often times we commit sins of ‘omission’ and do not even realize it. Have you ever had the leading to share Christ and then not do it, because you had a more pressing engagement or appointment? What can be more pressing, than to share the Gospel with a Sinner…? Absolutely… “NOTHING”!
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He [She] who = covers his [her] sins = shall ‘not’ = be blessed; = but whoever = confesses = and = leaves [forsakes] = them = shall have mercy.
*** (1John 1:5-to-10) And = this is “the message” = which we have heard = from Him = and = declare “to you”, = that God is light, = and = in Him = is ‘no’ darkness = at all.
(1Jn 1:6) If we ‘say’ = that we have = fellowship with Him = and = walk in darkness [disobedience], = we “Lie” = and ‘do not’ = practice = the Truth [Word].
(1Jn 1:7) But if = we walk = in the light, = as He is in the light, = we have fellowship = with one another, = and = the blood of Jesus Christ = His Son [continually] cleanses us = from ‘all’ sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If we say = that we have = ‘no sin’, = we Deceive ourselves, = and = the Truth [Word] = is ‘not’ = in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If we = confess our sins, = He = is faithful = and just = to forgive us = our sins, = and = to cleanse us = from all = unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If we say = that we = ‘have not sinned], = we make = Him a liar, = and = His Word [Truth] = is ‘not’ in us.
Perhaps some time… you will make an ‘In–Depth’ study in the Word of God? The Word “MANY” is used 266 times in the NT and 259 times in the OT. Simply use your Bible software and look at the “Many MANYS” used in the Word of God. You can get that free Bible software from the above link. I use it and others, all the time.
What happens to the “MANY”… who hear the ‘Word of God’, and do not or refuse ‘to act’ on it…? Does their unbelief, affect you? Recently there has been a plethora of posting on Bible sites by unbelievers. I think ‘many’ of those came from Religious or Christian Families. Too many know too much about the Word of God, to quote Bible verses and then, “Mock Them, Openly”. Those are the ONES of which I spoke about, above. The True Faith and Salvation… cannot be handed down! It must be appropriated by “Each & Every One!” Again what happens when ONE… refuses to allow the Word of God… into their life?
*** (Matthew 13:19) When ‘anyone’ = hears = the Word = of the kingdom [of God] = and does ‘not’ understand it, = then = the wicked one comes = and = ‘catches away’ = that which was sown = in his heart. = This is the seed = sown by the wayside.
*** (Mark 4:14-15) The sower = sows = the Word [of God].
(Mark 4:15) And these = are those = by the wayside, = where = the Word is sown. = And = when they hear, = Satan comes immediately = and = takes away the Word = that was sown = in their hearts.
*** (Luke 8:11-12) And the parable is this: = The seed = is = the Word of God.
(Luke 8:12) Those by the roadside = are the ones = who hear; = then the Devil comes = and = takes the Word = out of their hearts, = lest = they should believe = and = be saved.
What the “MANY” do, with the “Word of God”… will simply determine where they will spend, ‘now and eternity’. God’s provision in Christ Jesus was that All should be Saved and come to Repentance. But MOST… will Not! ‘Many’ will have religion and believe that they are doing a work for God. Remember the above verse… Matthew 7:23… where Christ Jesus said… “I Never Knew YOU!” That is the fate of the ‘Many’ because they will not submit to the Word of God! That “rebellion” against GOD and His Word… enables ‘Satan’ to… “TAKE” the Word of God… out of ANY… “Unbelieving Hear!” What about the… “Other Many?”
*** (John 1:11-12-13) He came to His own, = and His own = received Him not.
(John 1:12) But as = “MANY” = as received Him, = He gave to them = authority to become = the children of God, = to those = who believe = on His name,
(John 1:13) who were born, = not of bloods, = nor of the will of the flesh, = nor of the will of man, = but were born of God [by His Holy Spirit].
*** (Hebrews 2:10) For it became Him, = for Whom = are all things = and by Whom = are all things, = in bringing = “MANY” = sons into glory, = to perfect = the Captain of their salvation = through sufferings.
*** (Hebrews 9:14) how much more = shall the blood of Christ = (Who through the eternal Spirit = offered Himself = without spot to God) = purge your conscience = from dead works = to serve = the living God?
*** (Revelation 3:19) As many = as I [Jesus] love, = I rebuke = and = chasten; = therefore = be zealous = and = repent.
(Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].
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