Thursday, April 29, 2010
“Remarriage – 505” [5-of-?]
Perhaps now is the time… to speak about suffering. Here in America hardly does anyone suffer in their stand for Christ Jesus and the Truth of His Word. The “Easy Believe-ism” that brings many to Christ; never takes into consideration the stand that one must take, for Christ. He spoke of the cost of discipleship, but here today, no one even considers that cost. Like a change of under ware, many change their spouses, and deny their Wedding Vows. Divorce and Remarriage into Adultery = Mark 10:11-12 = has become the norm, rather than the exception. Plain and simple… “Polygamy!”
*** (Matthew 22:37-to-40) Jesus = said to him, = You shall love the Lord your God = with ‘all’ your heart, = and with ‘all’ your soul, = and with ‘all’ your mind.
(Matt 22:38) This is the first = and = great commandment.
(Matt 22:39) And the second = is like it, = You shall love your neighbor = as yourself.
(Matt 22:40) On these = ‘two commandments’ = hang ‘all’ = the Law = and = the Prophets.
*** (Romans 13:9-9) For: = "Do ‘not’ commit adultery; = do ‘not’ murder; = do ‘not’ steal; = do ‘not’ bear false witness; = do ‘not’ lust;" = and ‘if’ there is = any other commandment, = it is ‘summed up’ = in this word, = "You shall love your neighbor = as yourself."
Many who say… they 'Love Jesus', do not practice these commandments of God. If they did, then there would be no divorces after marriages. Non believers would not marry believers and sow the seeds of destruction into a ‘non-compatible’ marriage. But most do not even ‘read & study’ the Word; and then think nothing of disobeying even the simplest commands of God. They take the mentality… “We are under Grace and not under Law”… so we don’t have to obey the commands of God. That – “Whatever you call it”… is ‘not’ True Christianity.
*** (Galatians 3:11) But = that no one is ‘justified’ = by the Law in the sight of God = is clear, for, = "The just shall live by faith."
*** (Romans 6:1-2) What shall we say then? = Shall we = “continue in sin”, = that grace may abound?
(Rom 6:2) “God forbid”. = How shall we, = that are dead to sin, = live ‘any’ longer therein?
*** (1John 3:4) Everyone = who ‘practices’ sin = also ‘practices’ = “lawlessness”, = for ‘sin’ is = “lawlessness”.
*** (John 15:9-10) As the Father = has loved Me, = so I [Jesus] = have loved you; = continue in = My love.
(John 15:10) “If” = you ‘keep’ = My ‘commandments’, = you shall abide = in My love, = even as = I [Jesus] = have ‘kept’ = My Father's commandments = and = abide in His love.
Remember salvation is by Grace alone… and not by earning favor with God by keeping His commandments. It is though a show of Love in keeping them. Remember the word often translated in the JKV… “Iniquity”… as in “Matthew 7:23”…? It is the word in the Greek NT for… “Lawlessness” = as in “1John 3:4” You would not… “Kill or Lie or Steal”… or would you? That was simply a ‘hyperbole!’ Yet someone will say… “Telling one to keep God’s Law, is Legalism!” Sorry you cannot have it both ways! You keep the Law or you don’t keep the Law? Or do you… “Pick & Choose”… what you Obey… for Jesus…?
*** (Acts 5:29) And = Peter and the apostles = ‘answered and said’, = We ‘ought to obey’ = God = ‘rather’ than men.
*** (1Peter 3:17) For it is better, = “if the will of God wills it”, = ‘to suffer’ = for well-doing = than for = evil-doing.
*** (Matthew 10:34-to-38) Do not think = that I [Jesus] = have come = to bring = ‘peace on earth’. = I = “did not” = come to send peace, = but a ‘sword’.
(Matt 10:35) For I [Jesus] = have come = ‘to set’ a man = ‘against’ his father, = and the daughter against her mother, = and the daughter-in-law = against her mother-in-law.
(Matt 10:36) And = a man's ‘foes’ = shall be ‘those’ = of his own = household.
(Matt 10:37) He who loves = ‘father or mother’ = more than Me [Jesus] = is = ‘not worthy’ = of Me. = And = he who ‘loves’ = son or daughter = ‘more’ than Me = is not worthy of Me.
(Matt 10:38) And he who = ‘does not’ = take up his ‘cross’ = and follow Me [Jesus] = is ‘not’ = worthy of Me.
IF you say “Jesus is your Lord”… then perhaps you ‘will suffer’; in your stand for Him and for His Word! Actually there is ‘no maybe’… about it = it is a “Fact!” Some have written my about my blogs and tell me about the “Hell” they catch, for their stand for God’s Word. That is simply the darkness of this world… reacting against the “Light of Truth”… that Jesus brings with His Word, the Bible. Remember, He is the “Living Word”… and the reaction of the Religious… is against Him and the Father.
*** (John 3:19-20-21) And = this is = ‘the condemnation’, = that the Light = has come into the world, = and = men ‘loved darkness’ = rather than the Light, = because their deeds = ‘were evil’.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who = ‘does evil’ = “hates the Light”, = and = ‘does not’ = come to the Light, = lest his deeds = should be exposed.
(John 3:21) But = he who = practices Truth [The Word] = comes to the Light = so that his works = ‘may be revealed’, = that they exist, = having been worked = in God.
*** (John 15:21-22-23) But = ‘all these things’ = they ‘will do’ = to you = for My Name's sake, = ‘because’ they = ‘do not know’ = Him [God] = who sent Me [Jesus].
(John 15:22) If I [Jesus] = had not come = and = “spoken to them”, = they would not have had sin; = but now = they have = “no excuse” = for their sin.
(John 15:23) He who = ‘hates’ Me [Jesus] = ‘hates’ My Father [God] also.
Are you willing to give all… “To ‘obey’ Jesus?” He as the “God Man”… stepped out of Eternity, became the “Son of Man”… “The Passover Sacrifice”… in payment to God for the “Sin/Sins” of ‘all’ mankind. Offered to “All”… and… rejected my “Many!” Once you realize… “The cost to Him”… we then can see what our cost is – in serving Him! Love nailed Him to that Cross… for Our Sin… and He rose again for our Justification! If you ‘do not’ understand this… perhaps it is time for you to… “Come to Jesus!”
*** (Luke 24:44-to-48) And He [Jesus] = said to them, = These are the words = which I = spoke ‘to you’ = while I was still with you, = that = “all things” = must be fulfilled = ‘which were written’ = in the Law of Moses = and = “in the Prophets” = and = “in the Psalms” = about Me.
(Luke 24:45) And = He ‘opened’ their mind = to ‘understand’ = the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:46) And = He said to them, = So it is written, = and = so it behooved Christ = ‘to suffer [death] = and = ‘to rise’ = from the dead = the third day,
(Luke 24:47) and = that “repentance” = and = “remission of sins” = should be proclaimed = in His name = among ‘all’ nations, = beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:48) And = ‘you’ = are witnesses = of these things.
*** (John 1:14) And = the “Word” [Jesus] = was made flesh, = and = dwelt among us, = and we beheld His glory, = the glory as of = the ‘only begotten’ of the Father, = full of = grace and truth.
*** (John 12:44-to-50) But = Jesus cried out and said, = He who = believes on Me = “does not” = believe on Me = but on Him [God] = who sent Me.
(John 12:45) And = he who = ‘sees’ Me [Jesus] = sees Him [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:46) I have come as a Light = into the world, = so that whoever = believes on Me = ‘should not’ = remain in darkness.
(John 12:47) And = ‘if any one’ = hears My Words = and = ‘does not believe’, = I do not judge him [now], = for = I [Jesus] = ‘do not’ come to judge = the world [this first time], = but ‘to save’ the world.
(John 12:48) He who = ‘rejects’ Me = and = ‘does not’ = receive My Words = has ‘one’ who judges him; = “the Word” = that I [Jesus] have spoken, = “the same” = shall ‘judge’ him = in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] = have ‘not’ spoken = of Myself, = but = the Father [God] = Who sent Me = gave Me = a ‘command’, = what = I should ‘say’, = and what = I should ‘speak’.
(John 12:50) And = I know = that His command = is life everlasting. = Therefore = ‘whatever’ I speak, = even as the Father [God] = said to Me, = so I [Jesus] speak.
When you read through… these verses you can readily see that it is the “Word”… that is our only point of reference. Sorry, it is not what your pastor, preacher or denomination teaches! “They are… the Words… that God gave… to Jesus… to speak… to Us!” “IF”… we love Jesus: “THEN”… we will love His Word! You may disagree with these blogs and my line of thinking, but you ‘will not’… be able to disagree with the Holy Word of God! Please understand that it is in the Fear of God… that I write these… to share the Truth of God’s Word.
This ‘hard subject’… about “Divorce & Remarriage”… is only ‘hard’; because our decisions have been against God; and against His Word! Each and every one of us… “Always wants our own way!” Myself included! But then I must think… is my reward ‘now’… or is my reward ‘later?’ Have you ever ‘saved for something’ and then ‘waited’ for just the right ‘time & price?’ That is how I shop. It is simply a word picture about our obedience to Christ and to His Word.
*** (Hebrews 11:24-25-26) Having become great, = Moses = by ‘faith’ = refused to be called = the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
(Heb 11:25) “Choosing rather” = to = ‘suffer affliction’ = with the people of God = than ‘to enjoy’ = the pleasures of sin = for a time,
(Heb 11:26) Esteeming = the ‘reproach’ of Christ = greater ‘riches’ = than the treasures in Egypt, = for he was looking = to the reward.
*** (1John 2:3-to-6) And = ‘by this’ = we know that = we have known Him, = “if” = we keep = His commandments.
(1John 2:4) He who says, = I have known Him [Jesus], = and = “does not keep” = His commandments, = is a Liar, = and = the Truth [Word] = is ‘not’ = in him.
(1John 2:5) But whoever = keeps His Word, = ‘truly’ = in this one = the love of God = is perfected. = By this = we ‘know’ that = we are = in Him [Jesus].
(1John 2:6) He who says = he abides in Him = ‘ought’ himself = ‘also’ to walk = even as = He [Jesus] walked.
One simple Question: Do you do what Jesus says… or "Not?"
Continued in part… “6”
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship = toward Your holy temple, = and = praise Your Name = for Your loving-kindness = and = for “Your Truth's” sake; = for You [God] = have magnified = Your Word = “ABOVE – ALL” = Your Name. = [Psalms 119:18 & 1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]
"NO”… Real Christian... ‘Fears’, the Word of God... “Unless”… ‘they are’… Out of … “Obedience & Fellowship” …with ‘GOD’… and with “His Word”...!"
*** (Micah 2:7) House of Jacob, it is said, The Spirit of Jehovah is limited, if these are His doings. Do not My words do good to him who walks uprightly?
Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email// firstname.lastname@example.org
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