Tuesday, September 21, 2010
“UNITY = at any Cost? – 202”…Blog [2/2]
MANY call themselves… ‘Christians’; Less are ‘truly’ Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God. What sets apart those that are Born Again… from those that call themselves Christian? Could it be as simple as… ‘acknowledging’… the Complete Authority of the Holy Word of God? “Absolutely Yes!” IF the Word is ‘not’ the Final Authority… who or what; then is? Is it some ‘Church Denomination’ or is it just some ‘religious jargon’…? Here in America, ‘Christianity’ has become a ‘Cultural Practice’… just as ‘Islam’ is in the Middle East.
*** (Acts 17:11) These people = were more receptive = than those in Thessalonica. = They were very willing = to receive the message, = and every day = they carefully examined = the Scriptures = to see if those things = were so.
*** (1Corinthians 2:10-to-16) But God = has revealed them to us by His Spirit; = for the Spirit searches all things, = yea, the deep things of God.
(1Cor 2:11) For who among men = knows the things of a man = except = the spirit of man = within him? So also = no one knows the things of God = except the Spirit of God.
(1Cor 2:12) But we have = not received = the spirit of the world, = but the Spirit from God, = so that we = might know the things = that are freely given to us = by God.
(1Co 2:13) These things we also speak, = not in words which man's wisdom teaches, = but which the Holy Spirit teaches, = comparing spiritual things = with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14) But the natural man = does not receive = the things of the Spirit of God, = for they are foolishness to him; = neither can he know them, = because they are spiritually discerned.
(1Cor 2:15) But he who is spiritual = judges all things, = yet he himself is judged by no one.
(1Cor 2:16) For who has known = the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? = But we have the mind of Christ.
*** (Isaiah 55:8-9) For My thoughts = are not your thoughts, = nor your ways = My ways, = says Jehovah [God].
(Isa 55:9) For as the heavens = are higher than the earth, = so are My ways = higher than your ways, = and = My thoughts = than your thoughts.
*** (Psalms 25:14) The secret of Jehovah [God] = is with those = who fear Him; = and = He will show them = His covenant.
Recently someone ‘complained’… that I ‘dissected’ Bible verses in such a manner. It helps to get the “Ideas Across”. I often do this in my personal Bible Study; when I meet with Christ in His Word, daily = . Do you meet with The LORD Jesus ‘daily’ in His Holy Word…? Do you allow His Holy Spirit… to lead you into “His Truth”…? Does the Holy Spirit… teach you new “Truths” [Deuteronomy 29:29]; that you ‘never’ saw before, when reading the Word…? Perhaps if not… then you need to re-examine your relationship with Him…?
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, = rising up a great while = before day, = He [Jesus] went out, = and = departed into a solitary place, = and = there prayed [Worshipped].
*** (John 15:3) Now you are clean through = the Word = which I [Jesus] =have spoken to you.
*** (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.
Do you examine… ‘Any & All’ teaching; to see if it fits, into what the Holy Word of God, Says? Yes, even these blogs! ‘MANY’ have a particular teacher or preacher they are fond of. All True Bible Truth… is taught and validated… by the Holy Spirit… that indwells, those Truly Born Again by Him. There are more and more… “False Teachers & Preachers”… ‘Teaching & Preaching’… “Other”, than God’s Holy Word. This False “Prosperity Gospel” has been around for quite a while. It is “NO Different” than the teaching of Islam; promising a plethora of ‘Virgins’; for each Faithful Muslim Man. Christ Jesus called them ‘All’… “Blind Leaders of the Blind” = Matthew 15:14.
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove all things, = hold fast to the good.
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If they = do not speak = according to this Word, = it is because = no light = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, = If = they do not hear = Moses and the Prophets, = they will not be persuaded, = even though one = rose from the dead.
*** (Luke 24:27) And beginning at Moses = and all the Prophets, = He [Jesus] = expounded to them = in all the Scriptures = the things concerning Himself.
*** (Acts 17:11) These people were more receptive = than those in Thessalonica. = They were very willing to receive the message, = and every day = they carefully examined = the Scriptures = to see if those things = were so.
Each ‘one’ of us… will give an ‘account’ to God; of “Who & What”… we believed about Him and His Holy Word. Yes, for the “True Believer” it may even mean a ‘Loss of Rewards’. There will be “No Excuses”… because God has given His Holy Spirit [Roman 8:9]… to each one [John 7:37-38-39]. Someone once said; I believe what my Pastor Believes. Well, what does your Pastor Believe? My Pastor believes what my Church believes. Well what does your Church believe? Well we all believe the “Same Thing!” But the real question is: Do you believe what the Bible Teaches?
*** (James 3:1) Not many of you = should become teachers, = my brothers, = because you know = that we who teach = will be judged = more severely.
*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, = but it is difficult to explain = because = you have become = too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, = though by now = you should be teachers, = you still need someone = to teach you the basic truths = of God's Word. = You have become people = who need milk = instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone = who lives on milk = is still a baby = and is inexperienced = in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food = is for mature people, = whose minds are trained by practice = to distinguish = good from evil.
*** (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.
(2Pet 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.
Believing in the “Word of God”… is also a ‘Work’ of God. He gives us what we need, when we are ready to “Hear & Obey”… ‘His Holy Word’. What do you do with the ‘Word of God.?’ Many say they… “Love Jesus”… but ‘do not’ know His Word. How can that be? For those that are married, you do know what your mate likes, ‘don’t you?’ How else do we get to… “Know Jesus”… if we do not know, “His Word?” Remember… He; Jesus… is the Living Word, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. How else do we get to “Know HIM”… except by His Word? [1Samuel 3:21]
*** (John 6:29) Jesus answered them, = "This is = the work of God: = to believe in the One [Messiah] = Whom = He [God] has sent."
*** (1Corintians 11:31-32) For if we would judge ourselves, = we would not be judged.
(1Cor 11:32) But when we are judged, = we are chastened by the Lord, = that we should not = be condemned with the world.
*** (1Corinthians 3:11-to-15) For no other foundation = can no one lay = than the one being laid, = who is Jesus Christ.
(1Cor 3:12) And if anyone builds on this foundation = gold, = silver, = precious stones, = wood, = hay, = stubble,
(1Cor 3:13) each one's work = shall be revealed. = For the Day shall declare it, = because it shall be = revealed by fire; = and the fire [Jeremiah 23:29] = shall try each one's work = as to what kind it is.
(1Cor 3:14) If anyone's work [John 6:29] = which he built remains, = he shall receive a reward.
(1Cor 3:15) If anyone's work [Jude 1:23] = shall be burned up, = he shall suffer loss. = But he = shall be saved, = yet so as by fire.
*** (Luke 24:45) Then He [Jesus] = opened their minds = so that they might come = to understand the Scriptures.
If you are… spending more time in Church or other religious activities; than you do in His Word; just perhaps that is ‘why’, you have become… “Deaf”… to His Word. Perhaps, no one ever told you… “You ‘must’ Know – His Word”… in order to know Him. How else would “One”… get to Know Jesus? Recently one said, “Other People have told me about Jesus!” But is what they said… the same as what the Scriptures have said… “About Jesus?” Jesus Himself said… “He that believes on Me… ‘As the Scripture has said’… “John 7:37-38-39”. If you believe is Not the ‘same’ as Scripture… then just perhaps you don’t really “Know… Jesus?”
*** (John 5:39-40) You search the Scriptures, = for in them = you think you have eternal life. = And they are = the ones witnessing of Me [Jesus],
(John 5:40) and you will not = come to Me [Jesus] = that you might have life.
*** (John 14:23-24) Jesus answered = and said to him, = If a man loves Me, = he will keep My Word. = And My Father will love him, = and We will come to him = and make Our abode with him.
(John 14:24) He who does not love Me [Jesus] = does not keep My Words, = and the Word = which you hear = is not Mine [Jesus], = but the [God] Father's = Who sent Me [Jesus].
*** (1John 2:21) I have not = written to you = because you = do not know the Truth, = but because = you know it, = and know that no Lie = is of the Truth.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. = Your Word is Truth.
There will be “No Unity”… unless one is willing to Yield themselves… to the Truth of Scripture. Nothing More… Nothing Less…!
Thanks for your Ear!
In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.