Wednesday, September 29, 2010
“Tough Love – 202”…Blog. [2/?]
*** (Ezekiel 14:14) And though these = three men, = Noah, = Daniel, = and Job, = were in it, = they should deliver = ‘Only’ = their ‘own’ souls = by their righteousness, = says the Lord Jehovah.
Do you understand… God’s concept of “Tough Love?” “IF”… you ‘do not’ understand this concept… “THEN”… you cannot understand “God’s [Agape] Love!” As far as it goes, with the ‘NT Christian’… “Many”… simply… “Excuse Away – SIN/SINS” They do not handle themselves or others as the Bible instructs. They say that they… “Love Jesus”… and yet ‘do not’ obey the instructions for doing so in… His Holy Word! One must first… know & study… the Precious Holy Word of God… “BECAUSE”… Christ Jesus… is the “Living Word of GOD!”
*** (1Timothy 5:20) ‘Those’ = who sin, = ‘rebuke’ before all, = so that the rest = also = may fear [God].
*** (Job 28:28) And to man He said, = Behold, = the fear of the Lord, = that is wisdom! = And to depart = from evil = is understanding!
*** (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because = sentence against = an evil work = is not executed speedily, = therefore = the heart of the sons of men = is fully set = in them = to do evil.
*** (Malachi 3:6) For I am Jehovah, = I change not. = Because of this = you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.
*** (Hebrews 13:8) Jesus Christ = the same = yesterday = and today = and forever.
Did you know… that there are “More Divorces” among ‘those’ that say they… “LOVE JESUS”… than among… “All Un–Believers?” That is quite a ‘shocking’ statistic, especially when Believers often speak about… “Forgiveness to Un–Believers!” How can that be… they = cannot forgive their Mate… and then = speak about Jesus’ Love… and Forgiveness… to the Sinner? Something is ‘Very Wrong’… about their concept of… Jesus’ Love!
*** (1John 4:20) If anyone says, = I love God, = and hates his brother, = he is a liar. = For if he = does not love his brother = whom he has seen, = how can he = love God = Whom = he has not seen?
Have ‘you’ read through… the Old Testament in the past year? Throughout the OT, God sent prophets and ‘men of God’… to warn His Chosen People… Israel… to turn [Repent] from their SIN/SINS… and return back to God and His Holy Word! In His Holiness… God even told them the words of the verse at the top of this blog. Their national sin… in departing from God and His Holy Word… could not stay the Judgment of God. He in His Holiness… could not allow their SIN/SINS… to continue. He had to Spank [chasten] them with His… “Tough Love!”
*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For the time has come = for the judgment = to begin from the house of God. = And if it = first = begins from us, = what will be the end of those = disobeying the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, = where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
*** (1Corinthians 11:27-to-32) Therefore, = whoever = eats the bread or drinks from the cup = in an unworthy manner = will be held responsible = for the Lord's body and blood.
(1Cor 11:28) A person = must = examine himself = and then eat the bread = and drink from the cup.
(1Cor 11:29) For the one who eats and drinks = without recognizing the body = eats and drinks = judgment on himself.
(1Cor 11:30) That's why = so many of you = are weak = and sick = and a considerable number = are dying.
(1Cor 11:31) But if we judged ourselves correctly, = we would not be judged.
(1Cor 11:32) Now, = while we are being judged by the Lord, = we are being disciplined [Spanked] = lest we be condemned = along with the world.
About now… one can readily that we are ‘First’ to judge our own hearts and actions. If we choose ‘not to’… we are simply asking for God, to do so! HE chastens all His Real Children… so that they may Be HOLY… as He is Holy. His Love [Agape] for His own… will not allow them to continue in their sin… and continue to Shame… His Holy Name! Surely you would not allow someone to speak slander… about your family? It is the ‘same’ with God and His Children!
*** (2Samuel 12:12-13-14) For you did it = secretly, = but I [God] will do this thing = before all Israel and before the sun.
(2Sam 12:13) And David said to Nathan, = I have sinned against Jehovah. = And Nathan said to David, = Jehovah also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
(2Sam 12:14) Only, = because by this deed = you have given great occasion = to the enemies of Jehovah = to blaspheme, = this child born to you shall surely die.
*** (1Corinthians 5:1-to-6) It is actually reported that = sexual immorality = exists among you, = and of a kind = that is not found even among the gentiles. = A man [son] is actually living with his father's wife!
(1Cor 5:2) And you are = being arrogant = instead of being filled with grief = and seeing to it = that the man who did this = is removed from among you.
(1Cor 5:3) Even though I am away from you physically, = I am with you in spirit. = I have already passed judgment = on the man who did this, = as though I were present with you.
(1Cor 5:4) When you are gathered together = in the name of our Lord Jesus = and my spirit = and the power of our Lord Jesus are present,
(1Co 5:5) hand this man = over to Satan = for the destruction of his flesh, = so that his spirit = may be saved = on the Day of the Lord.
(1Cor 5:6) Your boasting is not good. = You know = that a little yeast = leavens the whole batch of dough, = don't you?
This kind of “Tough Love”… is ‘not’ seen in the NT Church of Christ Jesus… Today! Instead a type of… “Satanic Tolerance for SIN/SINS”… has replaced that Godly Judgment and the corrective action needed for a Holy Church and a congregation of God’s Holy People! Simply look at the way some Women… come dressed to… Worship Jesus? It looks as some are dressed to go ‘out on the town’… instead of coming to worship Jesus! Can’t we ‘All’… “Just Get Along”… seems to be the driving force… without any regard for the Holiness of God and His Holy Word!
*** (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."
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = Doers of the Word, = and = Mot Merely Hearers = who Deceive themselves.
*** (John 15:9-to-12) As the Father [God] has loved Me [Jesus], = 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.
*** (John 12:48-49-50) He who rejects Me [Jesus] = and does not receive = My Words = has one who judges him; = the Word = that I 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 [Jesus] = gave Me a command, = what I should say, = and what I should speak.
(John 12:50) And I [Jesus] = know that His [God’s] command = is life everlasting. = Therefore = whatever I [Jesus] speak, = even as the Father [God] = said to Me [Jesus], = so I [Jesus] =speak.
*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven = and the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall not = pass away.
“Tough Love”… as described in the Holy Word of God… does what is best for the person… not what is convenient! IF you really love someone, especially a member of the Body of Christ… His Bride… His Church… surely you will do what is best for… Him or Her… and the Church. Perhaps think this issue through… and Search The Scriptures [Acts 17:11]… and then decide to act?
Continued in the next Blog.
In Christ Jesus, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3