Thursday, August 5, 2010
“Yesterday – ‘vs’ – Tomorrow – 101”…Blog.
“Yesterday – ‘vs’ – Tomorrow – 101”…Blog.
*** (Matthew 6:33-34) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
(Matt 6:34) Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow shall be anxious for its own things. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.
Do you ‘know’ these… Bible verses? Did you ‘understand’… that when Christ Jesus spoke about not worrying about “Tomorrow”… He also meant… Not to worry about “The Past?” Your life goes on with or without us. To allow the ‘Future’ to worry you… is also… to allow the ‘Past’ to cripple you! Can your past mistakes and failures… ruin your Future? “Yes and No”… but “Only IF”… you allow them to. Learning from past mistakes… will help your present and future.
*** (1Corinthians 6:9-10-11) Do you not know = that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? = Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor abusers, nor homosexuals,
(1Cor 6:10) nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(1Cor 6:11) And such = were = some of you. = But you are washed, = but you are sanctified, = but you are justified = in the name of the Lord Jesus, = and by the Spirit of our God.
*** (2Corinthians 5:17-18) So that if anyone = is in Christ, = that one is a new creature; = old things have passed away; = behold, all things = have become new.
(2Cor 5:18) And all things are of God, = Who has reconciled us = to Himself = through Jesus Christ, = and has given to us = the ministry of reconciliation;
When ‘each’ of us… came to Christ Jesus for His Salvation; we were already… “Damaged Goods!” Sin the root and Sins the fruit… had already wreaked havoc in our lives. Remember there is absolutely… “NO Goodness”… in us or in ‘anyone’. Since we are all born ‘sinners’ and have acted out of our nature… we then ‘all’ need a Savior. He, “Christ Jesus” came to set us free from… not only the ‘Penalty’ of “Sin/Sins”… but from the ‘Power’ of “Sin/Sins”.
*** (Romans 5:8-9-10) But God commends His love toward us = in that while we were yet sinners = Christ died for us.
(Rom 5:9) Much more then, = being now justified by His blood, = we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
(Rom 5:10) For if = when we were enemies, = we were reconciled to God = through the death of His Son, = much more, = being reconciled, = we shall be saved = by His life [in us see Romans 8:9].
*** (Colossians 1:27) For to them God = would make known = what are the riches of the glory = of this mystery among the nations, = which is = Christ in you, = the hope of glory, [Romans 8:9]
To redirect our ‘Focus’… we must not only ‘read’ these verses; but ‘believe’ them and ‘make’ them a part of our ‘continual’ thinking! Daily and moment by moment… our minds have to focus on what Christ has done for us! We chose mentally… “Not To Allow”… our past or the present; to move us into ‘any’ confusion. Even with all the unbelief from the Jews and the Religious… do you think that Christ ever allowed Himself… to be swayed by the past, present or futrue? “Absolutely – NOT!”
*** (Philippians 2:5) Let this mind = be in you = which was also in Christ Jesus,
*** (1Peter 4:1-2) Therefore, = Christ having suffered for us in the flesh, = also = you arm yourselves = with the same thought, = that he suffering in the flesh = has been made to rest from sin,
(1Pet 4:2) in order = no longer to live in the lusts of men, = but in = the will of God = the remaining time in the flesh.
Have you ever forgotten… to take out the ‘Garbage?’ If you know what I mean, it got real ‘stinky’ real fast. So too it is with our ‘Thinking!’ We cannot allow our past failures and mistake to harm our ‘present’ thinking! In the same way… we cannot allow our past failures and mistakes to harm our ‘future’ thinking. Our thinking is a lot like… ‘Money!’ Except… that there are ‘no returns’ and ‘no refunds’. There is absolutely nothing you can do about ‘Spilt Milk!’ Once it is spilt, it cannot be consumed. So it is with our past decisions.
*** (John 15:3) Now you are clean = through the Word = which I [Jesus] have spoken to you.
*** (Ephesians 5:26-27) that He [Jesus] = might sanctify and cleanse it = with the washing of water = by the Word,
(Eph 5:27) that He might present it to Himself = as the glorious church, = without spot or wrinkle = or any such things, = but that it should be = holy and without blemish.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through Your Truth. = Your Word = is Truth.
*** (Romans 10:17) So then = faith comes by hearing, = and hearing = by the Word of God.
The Body of Christ… ‘His Church’ – “You” … is made clean with “His Holy Word”. It is solely ‘Your Responsibility’… to know and learn… His Word, the Bible. God ‘will not’ perform any miracle for you… to have you ‘instantly’ know His Word. That is your ‘responsibility’. The More of the Word you know and understand… the more faith you will have. Also the less ‘Things’… will affect you, because your focus is on His Word! You will ‘focus’ on what He says in His Word… about all thinks that pertain to life and godliness!
*** (1Peter 2:1-2-3) Therefore laying aside = all malice = and all guile = and hypocrisies = and envyings, = and all evil speakings,
(1Pet 2:2) Desire = the sincere milk of the Word, = as newborn babies, = so that you = may grow by it;
(1Pet 2:3) if truly = you have tasted = that the Lord is gracious.
*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Study earnestly = to present yourself = approved to God, = a workman that does not need = to be ashamed, = rightly dividing = the Word of Truth.
(2Tim 2:16) But shun profane, = vain babblings, = for they will increase to more ungodliness.
“Stink-in Think-in”… will rule your life… Only ‘IF’;… you allow it! You need to ‘replace’ your ‘thoughts’ and your ‘reasoning’… with that of the Word of God! That way your ‘emotions’ will follow your thoughts… and “Not Lead Them!” Constantly ‘ask’ yourself… what does the Word… say about this or that? No, it will not come overnight. Oak trees take a long time to mature. Mushrooms grow up overnight. Which would you live to have a furniture made of… ‘oak or mushrooms?’
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, = It is written that = "man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every = Word of God."
*** (Ephesians 6:16-17-18) Above all, = take the shield of faith, = with which = you shall be able to quench = all the fiery darts of the wicked. [Stink-in Think-in]
(Eph 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation, = and the sword of the Spirit, = which is = the Word of God,
(Eph 6:18) praying always = with all prayer and supplication = in the Spirit, = and watching to this very thing = with all perseverance = and supplication for all saints.
*** (2Corinthians 4:16) For this cause = we do not faint; = but though our outward man perishes, = yet the inward man = is being renewed = day by day.
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden = Your Word = in my heart, = so that I = might not sin = against You [Lord].
Take ‘Some Responsibility’… for your 'own' spiritual growth. You ‘must’ apply yourself to your own personal study of His Word. He – Jesus… will not force you! You must do it on your own… but with His Help! The same way you get physically hungry… you should be ‘Spiritually’ hungry. The more of the Word you know and study the more you should want to know. If you ‘Truly’… Love JESUS… you too should ‘Truly… “Love His Word!” Make His ‘Word’ a priority in your life… Today! This choice is… “All Yours!”
*** (2Chronicles 12:14) And he did evil, because he = prepared not = his heart to seek the LORD.
*** (Ezra 7:10) For Ezra = had prepared = his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger.