Friday, October 1, 2010
“Tough Love – 404”…Blog. [4/?]
*** (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 = Not Merely Hearers = who Deceive themselves.
The Seriousness of “Obedience”… is ‘NOT’ an Option; as it was ‘NOT’ an option of Christ Jesus our “Savior” and “LORD!” Perhaps that is ‘why’; the Church of Christ Jesus seems to be without “Holy Spirit Power”… in its Preaching of the Truth! Open your Bible and read “Out Loud”… Psalms 66:18…? Do you now think that God hears the Prayers of ‘these’ who “Do Not”… Obey His Holy Word…?
Perhaps that is ‘WHY’… so very many Churches… do ‘NOT’ hold to the… “Complete Authority of the Holy Word of God?” With ‘Millions’ of people claiming to be Christian… something is Wrong… in the current “Definition of a Christian?” The “Imam OBAMA” claimed to be A Christian… in a Public TV speech this very week… and yet He approves of Abortion… the Murder of Innocent Children… in their Mother’ Wombs…? What is wrong with that Picture…?
*** (Acts 5:29) And Peter = and the apostles = Answered and Said, = We ought To = Obey God = rather than men.
*** (1Samuel 15:22-23) And Samuel said, = Does Jehovah delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices = as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? = Behold, to obey = is better than sacrifice! = To listen = is better = than the fat of rams!
(1Sam 15:23) For rebellion = is as the sin of witchcraft, = and stubbornness = is as iniquity and idol-worship. = Because you have rejected the Word of Jehovah, = He has also rejected you from being king!
*** (1Samuel 4:21) And she named the child = Ichabod, = saying, = The glory has departed from Israel, = because the ark of God had been taken, = and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
(1Sam 4:22) And she said, = The glory has departed from Israel, = for the ark of God is taken.
*** (Ephesians 4:30) And = do not grieve = the Holy Spirit of God, = by Whom you are sealed = until the day of redemption. [Romans 8:9]
*** (Galatians 3:1) O foolish Galatians, = who bewitched you = not to obey the Truth, = to Whom before your eyes = Jesus Christ was written among you crucified?
When the Bride of Christ… His Church, and ‘NO’… [not some denomination] and refuses to be Obedient to the Holy Word of God; they lose their ‘ability’… to Speak the Word of Truth for Him. The “No one left Behind” philosophy; has crept into the Church and “NO ONE”… has even noticed! Entertainment, called Christian Music… has replaced the Preaching & Teaching and the Congregations; “Understanding of the Holy Word of God!” They simply take in everyone that verbally professes to… “Know Jesus”… ‘without’… Identify the Jesus of the Bible, The Lord of Lords and the King of Kings!
*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Join me in suffering = like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 2:4) No one serving in the military = gets mixed up in civilian matters, = for his aim is to please = his commanding officer.
(2Tim 2:5) Moreover, = no one who is an athlete = wins a prize = unless = he competes = according to the rules.
What about “Disobedient” Christians… How are we to treat them? IF you know the Scriptures, the answer is very simple. When JESUS said that mankind was to… “Live by Every Word of God”… that meant that “INSTRUCTIONS”; are there in the Holy Word of God. Many spend their lives in “Trivial Secular Hobbies and Entertainments”… and hardly Know any Scriptural Principles with to live by. They know all the Sports scores, what to wear as the fashion dictates, and even a plethora of food likes, and yet; cannot tell what must be done, in any situation. ONLY… Our Spiritual pursuits’… have eternal rewards.
*** (1Corinthians 5:9-to-13) I wrote to you in my letter = to stop associating = with people = who are sexually immoral-
(1Cor 5:10) not at all meaning = the people of this world who are immoral, = or greedy people, = robbers, = or idolaters. = In that case you would have to leave this world.
(1Cor 5:11) But now I am writing to you = to stop associating = with any = so-called brother = if he is sexually immoral, = greedy, = an idolater, = a slanderer, = a drunk, = or a robber. = With such a person = you must even stop eating.
(1Cor 5:12) After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? = You are to judge those who are inside, = aren't you?
(1Cor 5:13) God will judge outsiders. = "Put that wicked man away from you."
*** (2John 1:9-10-11) Everyone = who does not abide = in the teaching of Christ = but goes beyond it = does not have God. = The person who abides in the teaching of Christ = has both the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10) If anyone = comes to you = and = does not bring this teaching, = do not take him into your home = or even greet him,
(2Jn 1:11) for the one = who greets him = “Shares” = in his evil deeds. [Isaiah 5:20]
*** (1Peter 4:3-4-5) For you spent enough time = in the past = doing what the gentiles like to do, = living in sensuality, = sinful desires, = drunkenness, = wild celebrations, = drinking parties, = and detestable idolatry.
(1Pet 4:4) They insult you now = because they are surprised = that you are no longer joining them = in the same excesses of wild living.
(1Pet 4:5) They will give = an account = to the One [God] = Who is ready to judge = the living and the dead.
*** (Luke 12:4-5) "But I [Jesus] = tell you, = my friends, = Never be afraid of those who kill the body = and after that can't do anything more.
(Luke 12:5) I'll show you the One = you should be afraid of. = Be afraid of the One = Who has the authority = to throw you into hell = after killing you. = Yes, = I [Jesus] tell you, = be afraid of Him [God]!
Without that “Holy Fear of God”… those that say they ‘Love Jesus’ are ‘only’… “Play Acting!” Someone will surely say to me… “You are ‘Judging’ and speaking ‘Wrong’ about Christians!” Please take the Holy Word of God; The Bible… ‘chapter & verse’… and show me where we are… “NOT To Call”… “SIN/SINS”… exactly what; it is… “SIN!” The Word says… Just ‘to do’ that very thing!
*** (Mark 6:17-18-19) For Herod himself had sent out and laid hold on John and had bound him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. For he had married her,
(Mark 6:18) and John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.
(Mark 6:19) And Herodias held it against him, and desired to kill him, but she could not.
These above Bible verses… are to show us… “How do deal with SIN/SINS!” The problem is with the… “Practitioners of Christianity”… and “NOT” with… the Holy Word of God! John the Baptist was a Believer in Christ Jesus… and yet told a ‘Heathen Ruler’… “Herod”… that he was living in “Adultery”; with his brother’s wife! If you ‘cannot’ [Will Not] speak God’s Holy Words… to your Friends… then just perhaps… You have the Wrong… kinds of Friends…? Speaking God’s Holy Word… might just be used… by God’s Holy Spirit… to convict them… of their Sin and their… need for A Savior, Christ Jesus!
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you shall speak = My Words = to them, = whether they will hear = or whether they will forbear, = for they are rebellious.
*** (John 16:7-to-15) But I [Jesus] = tell you the Truth, = it is expedient for you that I go away; = for if I do not go away, = the Comforter [The Holy Spirit] = will not come to you. = But if I depart, = I will send Him to you. [John 7:37-38-39]
(John 16:8) And when that One comes, = He will convict the world = concerning sin, = and concerning righteousness, = and concerning judgment.
(John 16:9) Concerning sin, = because they do not believe on Me;
(John 16:10) Concerning righteousness, = because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
(John 16:11) Concerning judgment, = because the ruler of this world is judged.
(John 16:12) I have yet many things = to say to you, = but you cannot bear them now.
(John 16:13) 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 [Jesus], = for He will receive of Mine = and will announce it to you.
(John 16:15) All things = that the Father [God] = has are Mine. = Therefore I [Jesus] = said that He = will take of Mine and will announce it to you.
Continued in the next Blog.
In Christ Jesus, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.