Monday, September 20, 2010
“UNITY = at what Cost? – 101”…Blog. [1/?]
*** (Matthew 10:34-to-38) [Jesus said] = Do not think that I have come = to bring peace on earth. = I did not come = to send peace, = but a Sword.
(Matt 10:35) For I have come to set a man = against his father, = and the daughter against her mother, = and the daughter-in-law = against her mother-in-law.
(Matt 10:36) And a man's foes = shall be those = of his own household.
(Matt 10:37) He who loves = father or mother = more than Me [Jesus] = is not worthy of Me. = And he who loves = son or daughter = more than Me [Jesus] = is not worthy of Me.
(Matt 10:38) And he who = does not take up = his cross = and follow Me [Jesus] = is not worthy of Me.
*** (Luke 10:27) And answering, he said, = You shall love = the Lord your God = with all your heart, = and with all your soul, = and with all your strength, = and with all your mind, = and your neighbor as yourself.
Perhaps now… you may see what the Scripture says about Unity… as the cost of “TRUTH”…? Even those personal ‘feelings & emotions’, you have about ‘family & friends’… must not come before Truth! The command of Scripture… even says your Love for JESUS… must be first, and come from all your being. Feelings of any kind… ‘do not’ supersede… the “Truth of Scripture”. Christ Jesus, the Living Word… has given us his Living Word… so that we may “Know & Obey”… “His Holy Word”; Above… “All or Any!”
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your Word = is Truth.
*** (2John 1:8-to-11) Look to yourselves, = so that we may = not lose = those things which we worked out, = but that we may receive = a full reward.
(2Jn 1:9) Everyone = transgressing = and not abiding = in the doctrine of Christ = does not have God. = He who abides in = the doctrine of Christ, = he has both = the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10) If anyone = comes to you = and = does not bring this doctrine, = do not receive him into your house, = nor speak a greeting to him.
(2Jn 1:11) For he who = speaks a greeting = to him = is partaker of = his evil deeds.
*** (Ephesians 5:9) for the fruit of the Spirit = is in all = goodness = and righteousness = and Truth,
(Eph 5:10) Proving = what is acceptable = to the Lord.
(Eph 5:11) And = have no fellowship = with the unfruitful works of darkness, = but rather = reprove them.
“Can’t we all, just Get Along”… sits atop the ‘Modern Church’ today. “Unity” is primary, and forsakes… the Truth of the Holy Word of God. Entertainment and political issues… have replaced the preaching of the Word… and its’ Obedience. They welcome everyone; of any persuasion, even though they do not hold to; the “Complete Authority” of the Holy Word of God. “Unity at any Cost”… even including political correctness. Even the Muslim is welcomed… to worship his god… in the congregation. The Adulterers and the Liars are too, welcomed to worship their god [small-g].
(1Corinthians 5:9-to-13) I wrote to you = in the letter = not to associate intimately = with the sexually immoral;
(1Cor 5:10) yet not altogether = with the fornicators of this world, = or with the covetous, = or extortioners, = or with idolaters; = for then you must go out of the world.
(1Cor 5:11) But now = I have written to you = not to associate intimately, = if any man = called a brother = and is = either sexually immoral, = or covetous, = or an idolater, = or a reviler, = or a drunkard, = or an extortioner; = with such a one not to keep company.
(1Cor 5:12) For what is it to me = to also judge those who are outside? = Do you not judge those = who are inside? [The Church]
(1Cor 5:13) But God judges = those who are outside. = Therefore put out from you the evil one. [in the Church]
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = Doers of the Word, = and Not = merely hearers = who Deceive themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) "Why do you = keep calling Me [Jesus] = 'Lord, = Lord,' = but don't do what = I [Jesus] tell you? [My–Word]
About Now… you can see the “Seriousness”… of the Holy Word of God! The Word is not for… ‘Picking & Choosing’… which ones we will… “Obey?” So very many… have “Excused Away” SIN/SINS… by saying; “We are under Grace and NOT under the Law!” But what they… “Fail to Understand”… is that God will use His Word, in His Determination to Chasten [Spank] those His Children… who are ‘disobedient’. Do you want a… “Spanking from God”…? Salvation is by God’s “Grace & Mercy Alone”… but that does ‘Not’ mean… that we are to disregard; “Obedience to His Holy Word!”
*** (1Corinthians 11:30-31-32) That's why = so many of you = are weak = and sick = and = a considerable number = are dying.
(1Co 11:31) But if we judged ourselves = correctly, = we would not = be judged.
(1Co 11:32) Now, = while we are being judged = by the Lord, = we are being disciplined = lest we be condemned along = with the world.
*** (Hebrews 12:6-to-9) For the Lord disciplines = the one He loves, = and He punishes every son = He accepts."
(Heb 12:7) What you endure = is for the sake of discipline. = God is treating you as sons. = Is there a son = whom His father = does not discipline? [No!]
(Heb 12:8) Now if = you = are without any discipline, = in which all sons share, = then you are illegitimate [Bastards] = and = not = His sons.
(Heb 12:9) Furthermore, we had earthly fathers who used to discipline us, and we respected them for it. We should even = more submit = to the Father of our spirits = and live, = shouldn't we?
*** (Romans 13:9-10) For the commandments, = "You must not commit adultery [sexually immoral]; = you must not murder; = you must not steal; = you must not covet," = and every other commandment = are summed up in this statement: = "You must love your neighbor as yourself."
(Rom 13:10) Love never does anything = that is harmful to its neighbor. = Therefore, = love is the fulfillment of the law.
What ‘IF’, we are shown… something “Wrong”… by the Word, and by the Holy Spirit? We are to correct it in our own lives; unless we want a ‘Spanking by God’. What ‘IF’… we see something “Wrong”… in another brother or sister in Christ…? How about in an unbeliever…? Are we to keep our mouths… “Shut”… in order to maintain… “UNITY?” That is exactly what the ‘Corinthian Church’ did; and that is why we have so much… “Correction by Instruction”… throughout… the ‘Entire’ = “Holy Word of God”.
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And = you shall speak = My Words = to them, = whether they will hear = or whether they will forbear, = for they are rebellious.
*** (Galatians 6:1) Brothers, = if a man [woman] = is overtaken in a fault, = you the spiritual ones = restore such a one = in the spirit of meekness, = considering yourself, = lest you also be tempted.
*** (1Corinthians 5:2-to-6) 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,
(1Cor 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?
(1Cor 5:7) Get rid = of the old yeast = so that you may be = a new batch of dough, = since you are to be free from yeast. = For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
*** (Ezekiel 3:18-to-21) When I say to the wicked, = You shall surely die; = and you = do not give him warning, = nor speak = to warn the wicked = from his wicked way, = to save his life; = the same wicked one = shall die in his iniquity; = but I will require his blood at your hand.
(Ezek 3:19) Yet if = you warn the wicked, = and he does not turn = from his wickedness = nor from his wicked way, = he shall die in his iniquity; = but you have delivered your soul.
(Ezek 3:20) And when = the righteous = turns from his righteousness = and commits iniquity, = and when I lay a stumbling block before him, = he shall die. = Because you have not given him warning, = he shall die in his sin, = and his righteousness which he has done = shall not be remembered; = but his blood I will require at your hand.
(Ezek 3:21) But if = you warn the righteous = so that the righteous = does not sin, = and if he does not sin, = he shall surely live = because he is warned; = also you have delivered your soul.
“MOST”, Do Not Want… To Confront… “SIN/SINS”… in ‘Themselves’ or in ‘Others!’ They say that they “LOVE Jesus”… and yet do ‘not’ “Read & Study”… His Holy Word! His Word… is not here to ‘tickle our ears’; or to be able to ‘quote Bible verses… “BUT–TO–LIVE–BY!” We change our “Minds”, our “Hearts” and our “Actions”… to line them up to the “Obedience” of His Holy Word! Most of us that have secular jobs or positions… strive for “Perfection & Excellence”… don’t we? Shouldn’t it be the same in our Spiritual Lives…? No, we Never become Sinless… but we ‘Can & Should’… “Sin – Less & Less!”
(Matthew 5:48) Therefore be perfect, = even as your = Father in Heaven is Perfect.
*** (John 15:1-2-3) I [Jesus] am the True Vine, = and My Father [God] = is the Vinedresser.
(John 15:2) Every branch in Me = that does not bear fruit, = He takes away. = And every one that bears fruit, = He prunes it = so that it may bring forth = more fruit.
(John 15:3) Now you are clean through = the Word = which I [Jesus] = have spoken to you.
*** (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."
Continued in next blog…
Thank you, for your Ear,
In Christ Jesus, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.