Sunday, April 11, 2010
“The Test – 101”
Out of School…? The tests… still continue ‘each and every’, moment of life. They will do so till the day we die and go to ‘one’, of two places. I remember being young and having, ‘No Fear!’ When I was in Japan, I even tried to climb “Mount Fuji”, during the winter but was not able to do so, because of a snow storm. Years later, reading about the ‘many’ found dead during the spring thaw… I was glad that the group I was with, turned back!
*** (Job 31:1) I made a covenant with my eyes; = why then = should I think upon a maid?
The Test… does not get any easier as we are bombarded by the Media with all sorts of ‘Dis-Information’. Really, we ‘do not’ need to see… “Victoria Secret”… models in their under ware on TV, do we…? Just think about the Adolescent or even the youth that see those Advertisements? The young girl thinks, “What IF I do not look like that when I grow Up?” And the young boy, “I wonder IF I will have a ‘girl friend’ that looks like, her?” Need I say anything about the Adult, both ‘make & female’… and what they think about, while watching?
We are All... Put to the TEST. But it ‘Never’ comes… in the ‘Form’ or at the ‘Point’, or in the ‘Form’… we would prefer... “Does It?”
This is a line… from one of my favorite movies. Warning, it does contain some profanity, of which I do not approve, but the story line is great! I believe that there is an organization that edits such videos and removers all the profanity. What a great idea. But it is so very true… we are all put to various tests… of character, morals, situational ethics. What would you do in the same situation? We will all be Tested… by the Word of God…! See “John 12:44-to-48” & “1Corinthians 3:12-to-15.”
*** (2Corinthians 10:3-to-6) For though = walking [living] about in flesh, = we do not war = according to flesh.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons = of our warfare = are not fleshly, = but mighty through God = to the pulling down = of strongholds,
(2Cor 10:5) pulling down = “Imaginations” = and = every ‘high thing’ = that exalts itself = ‘against’ = the knowledge of God, = and = bringing into captivity = ‘every thought’ = into the ‘obedience’ of Christ;
(2Cor 10:6) and = having readiness = to avenge = ‘all’ disobedience, = when your obedience = is fulfilled. [1John 1:5-to-10 & Proverbs 28:13]
Do you ‘Filter’… all that you are exposed to? These above Bible verses allow us to see how very ‘insidious’ is Satan, the enemy of our souls! If you are over 30, you probably see just how much society has changed. The word Homosexual has been morphed into Gay, to take away the moral implication that it is wrong, because God, the God of the Bible says so. ‘Pro Choice’… means that you approve of the… “Death of that Innocent Baby = in its mother’s womb!” And ‘Pro Life’ simply paints ‘one’, as a radical, Bible thumping, right wing radical? …“NOT!” In reality, that person stands with God’s Word and Truth, but ‘labeled’ by, the God ‘hating’ world.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And = they said to Moses, = You speak with us, = and we will hear. = But let ‘not’ = God = speak with us, = lest we die.
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses said = to the people, = Do not fear, = for God has come = to ‘test’ you, = and = so that = His fear = may be before your faces, = so that = you may not sin.
Right after God… had given to Moses… the “10 Commandments”… the people did ‘Not’ want to hear, what God had to say. Even so today… most do not want to hear… “What the Bible says”… about any subject. Often time on Face Book and other internet posting sites, Christians will often quote ‘secular’ references and ‘not’, the Bible. How is it that those that say, they are “God’s Children”, look to ‘someone’ else, for their interpretation of Truth…? Is there any record of anyone hearing God and then dying? Rather the opposite, ‘Not’ obeying God and then dying!
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] = answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall not live by bread alone, = but by ‘every word’ = that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus = answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that "man shall not live by bread alone, = but by ‘every’ Word of God."
What is your response…? ‘We will hear you and ‘not’ God, lest we die?’ I hope that is ‘not’ your response! Having read & studied the Holy Word of God, for some years, I cannot nor will not, discontinue this study. The evil of our days is getting worse and worse. Sorry to say, we here in America, parallel… Backslidden Israel… in the times of Isaiah and Jeremiah. Say it isn’t so…? Do you really believe that any human man; can fix the Financial, Social and Spiritual problems of our country or any other country…?
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those = who ‘call’ evil = good = and good evil; = who ‘put’ darkness = for light = and light for darkness; = who ‘put’ bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and = to the testimony [Prophets]! = If = they do NOT speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them.
IF you had ‘Only’… the “TV / Video Media”… to judge any nation by, would you say that it is getting better, or worse? How do you think that society is ‘getting better’, when they so readily accept what is portrayed as normal? Just take a minute and stop and read, “Romans chapter One!” Does that sound a lot like America…? How then do you believe in an… “Economic Recovery”… with so very much debauchery among its peoples? … “IT” cannot happen… and will not happen!”
*** (1John 2:15-16-17) Do ‘not’ = love the world, = nor = the things in the world. = If anyone = loves the world, = the love of the Father = is ‘not’ = in him,
(1John 2:16) because = ‘All’ that is in the world, = the lust of the flesh, = and = the lust of the eyes, = and = the pride of life, = ‘is not’ = of the Father, = but is = of the world.
(1John 2:17) And = the world passes away, = and = the lust of it, = but he who = does the [Word] will of God = abides forever.
How then can God… the God of the Bible… ‘Bless America?’ He cannot and will not! Just as you would not approve of your mate, in an adulterous situation, so too… God will not allow His true children, to go on without reaping their approval of Sin/Sins. You may say you know God, but do you obey His Word? You that say you… Love Jesus… do you Love His Word, Too…? They cannot be separated! Christ Jesus is the Living Word, made flesh as the Passover sacrifice for all… that come to Him, on His terms! See John 7:38-39 = “As the Scripture has said…!”
*** (James 4:4) Adulterers and adulteresses! = Do you ‘not know’ = that the friendship = of the world = is enmity = ‘against’ God? = Therefore = whoever = desires = to be a friend = of the world = is the ‘enemy’ = of God.
*** (Luke 16:13) No servant = can serve = two masters. = For either = he will ‘hate’ the one = and ‘love’ the other, = or else = he will ‘hold’ to the one = and = ‘despise’ the other. = You ‘cannot’ = serve God = and mammon.
How about it…? The very next time you have to speak some, Truth or Wisdom to “Others”, why not the Word of God…? You need to do something or help someone, why not ‘obey’, what God has said in His Word, “Already?” IF you do not know, how about starting today, to change things in your life? Start with the Word of God, and correct those things, that are in Opposition to the Word of God. That is what “Repentance”… is all about. It is a, “Change of Mind… that bring about… a Change of Actions!”
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = ‘doers’ = of the Word [of God], = and = ‘not’ = merely hearers = who ‘deceive’ = themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) "Why do you = ‘keep’ calling Me [Jesus] = 'Lord [Savior], = Lord [Boss],' = but = ‘don't do’ = what = I [Jesus] = tell you?
*** (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?
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who = covers his sins = shall ‘not’ = be blessed; = but whoever = confesses = and = ‘leaves them’ = shall have mercy.
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore = bring forth = “Fruits worthy of Repentance”, = and ‘do not’ = begin to say within yourselves, = We have Abraham for our father. = For I say to you = that God is able = to raise up children to Abraham = from these stones.
About now… some will wonder what I am speaking about? How can one ask forgiveness from God for Sin/Sins… and then NOT… “Stop the Actions”… that brought about that Sin/Sins…? IF you steal and do not return what you have stolen, are you really ‘Forgiven?’ Is just saying the words and confessing them, enough? Perhaps you missed the concept of… “Restitution?” Did you even know it was there woven throughout the Bible…?
*** (Luke 19:8-9) And Zacchaeus stood and said = to the Lord, = Behold, Lord, = I give half of my goods to the poor. = And = in anything = I accused anyone falsely, = I restore it fourfold.
(Luke 19:9) And Jesus said to him, = This day salvation = has come to this house, = because he also is a son of Abraham.
*** (1Timothy 1:19) holding faith = and a good conscience, = which some = have put away = and = made shipwreck = as to faith.
*** (Acts 24:16) And herein = do I [Paul] = exercise myself, = to have ‘always’ = a conscience = void of offence = toward God, = and = toward men.
*** (Matthew 5:23-24) Therefore = ‘if’ = you offer your gift = on the altar, = and = there remember = that your brother = has ‘anything’ = against you,
(Matt 5:24) leave your gift there = before the altar = and go. = “First” = be reconciled = to your brother, = and then = come and offer = your gift.
Your “TEST”… continues, on whether you will “Obey God”, or ‘obey yourself’. IF you will ‘hear & obey’ God and His Word… or if… you will ‘Not hear & obey’, the Word of God, as those that replied to Moses? There is “NO Middle Ground!” There is “NO” such thing as ‘Partial Obedience!’ You love God and Obey His Word… or you do ‘Not’, Love God and “Not, Obey His Word?”
*** (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 Truth” = of 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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