Saturday, September 18, 2010
About now… if you have been keeping up with these Blogs, one can readily see that those… Truly Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God; are continually growing in God’s Grace & Mercy! They are continually ‘learning’ from the Holy Word of God… to the daily feeding of their Souls. They are not just standing on the Promises of the Word… but are putting their Faith and Witness for Christ… constantly out font, in a verbal and active way.
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you = shall speak My Words = to them, = whether they will hear = or whether they will forbear, = for they are rebellious.
*** (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.
*** (Jude 1:3) Having made all haste = to write to you = about the common salvation, beloved, = I had need to write to you = to exhort you = to contend earnestly = for the [True Biblical] Faith = once delivered to the saints.
Occasionally… I will read a post by someone, who will use the Term: = “The Pauline Epistles”. They will say, Paul said ‘this or that’… and it is NOT true, because it was him speaking. They use this “Excuse”… to invalidate the Holy Word of God. Are they “REALLY”… that ignorant, to believe that God would allow heresy to be part of Scripture. Or are they just… “Willingly Ignorant”… that Peter, the Apostle, the leader of the Jerusalem Church… validated what Paul said in The Scriptures?
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) Think of our Lord's patience as salvation, = just as our = dear brother Paul = also wrote to you = according to the wisdom = given him.
(2Pe 3:16) He speaks about this subject = in all his letters. = Some things in them = are hard to understand, = which ignorant = and unstable people = distort = to their own destruction, = as they do = the rest of the Scriptures.
*** (2Peter 1:20-21) knowing this = first, = that no prophecy of the Scripture = came into being = of its own = private interpretation.
(2Pe 1:21) For prophecy [Scripture] = was ‘not’ borne at any time = by the will of man, = but holy men of God = spoke = being borne along = by the Holy Spirit.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) and that from a child = you have known the Holy Scriptures, = which are able to make you = wise to salvation = through faith = in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed, = and is profitable = for doctrine, = for reproof, = for correction, = for instruction in righteousness,
(2Tim 3:17) that the man of God = may be perfected, = thoroughly furnished to every good work.
One ‘must’ continually… evaluate and test… what they are told = and/or; = what they ‘Believe’. This is part of the makeup of… “Growing In Grace”… and ‘not withering away’ in life. It is a constant movement forward to “Obedience of the Scriptures”… out of the same love that Christ Jesus had in His Obedience to the Father. As He humbled Himself to the will of the Father, He too learned Obedience… just as we need to learn… “Obedience!”
*** (Hebrews 5:7-8-9) For Jesus, in the days of His flesh, = when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong cryings and tears = to Him who was able to save Him = from death, and was heard in that He feared [God],
(Heb 5:8) though being a Son, = yet He learned obedience = by the things which He suffered.
(Heb 5:9) And being perfected, = He became = the Author of Eternal Salvation = to all those = who obey Him,
*** (Matthew 26:39) And He went a little further and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.
*** (John 15:9-to-12) As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you; continue in My love.
(John 15:10) If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
(John 15:11) I have spoken these things to you so that My joy might remain in you and your joy might be full.
(John 15:12) This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
*** (1John 5:2-3) By this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we love God and keep His commandments.
(1Jn 5:3) For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome.
*** (Acts 5:29) And Peter and the apostles = answered and said, = We ought to obey God = rather than men.
The Christian Thinker… will ‘always’ be studying Scripture, to know more and more about the “Perfect Will of God”; which is “Always”… in accordance to His Holy Word. Someone may say, “I know it is ‘God’s will’… because it… “Feels So Right!” Sorry “No”… one ‘cannot’ go on Feelings… if and when… the Holy Word of God… ‘says’ something different. There are “MANY” professing that they Know JESUS… and yet Never… “Read & Study”, His Holy Word. They could not explain… “Biblical Truth”… nor do they want to.
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove all things, = hold fast = to the good.
*** (Acts 17:11) And these were = more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received the Word = with all readiness of mind = and searched the Scriptures = daily = to see if those things were so.
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were also = false prophets = among the people, = even as there will be = false teachers among you, = who secretly will bring in destructive heresies, = even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And MANY = will follow their pernicious ways, = and because of them = the way of Truth = will be evil spoken of.
*** (Jude 1:17-18-19) But you, beloved, = remember the words = spoken before by the apostles = of our Lord Jesus Christ,
(Jude 1:18) because they told you that = at the last time = there will be Mockers = according to their lusts, leading ungodly lives.
(Jude 1:19) These are those setting themselves apart, = animal-like ones, = not having the [Holy] Spirit. [Romans 8:9]
The Christian Thinker… will continually ‘review & renew’… his or her mindset; about the Truth woven like a tapestry throughout both the OT & NT. This ongoing process of renewal takes place; as we bring our thoughts… into the “Captivity of Christ!” Before we came to Him, we were partakers of this “World’s Corrupt”… thought processes. But in Christ, we take His Word… and turn about’ our Thoughts and Actions… to the “Obedience of Christ!”
*** (Titus 3:3-to-7) For we ourselves also were once foolish, = disobedient, = deceived, = slaving for various lusts and pleasures, = living in malice and envy, = hateful, = hating one another.
(Tit 3:4) But when = the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
(Tit 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,
(Tit 3:6) whom He poured out on us = abundantly = through Jesus Christ our Savior,
(Tit 3:7) that being justified by His grace, = we should become heirs = according to the hope of eternal life.
*** (2Corinthians 10:3-to-6) For though walking 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 [1John 1:5-to-10 & Proverbs 28:13], = when your obedience is fulfilled.
*** (Philippians 2:5) For let this mind = be in you = which was also in Christ Jesus,
The “Christian Thinker”… will without realizing the transformation, having the leaned Word; permeate their very being, thoughts and ideas. Those Scriptures will seem to come out of nowhere as the Indwelling Holy Spirit… takes God’s Holy Word… in a moment by moment transformation of our Thought Processes. When we study the Word, we find Him, tying in ‘other’ Bible verses with ones we already know. Like an… “Artesian Well”… we will find God’s Holy Word… flowing out of our hearts & minds… so that we see as God sees. [John 7:38-39]
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = if the Spirit of God dwells in you. = But if anyone has = not the Spirit of Christ, = he is = none of His.
*** (John 16:13-14-15) However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, = He will guide you into all Truth. = For He shall not speak of Himself, = but whatever He hears, = He shall speak. = And He will announce to you things to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me, = for He will receive of Mine = and will announce it to you.
(John 16:15) All things that the Father has = are Mine. = Therefore I said that = He will take of Mine = and will announce it to you.
*** (John 14:27) Peace = I [Jesus] leave with you, = My peace I give to you. = Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
*** (Isaiah 32:17) And the work of righteousness = shall be peace; = and the service of righteousness = shall be quietness = and hope [assurance] forever.
Continued in next blog.
Thank you for your Ear!
In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.