Tuesday, November 23, 2010
“Conviction or Preference – 101”…Blog.
*** (Matthew 7:21-23) Not everyone = who says to Me [Jesus] =, Lord! = Lord! = Shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, = but he who does = the will [Word] of My Father in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) “MANY” = will say to Me [Jesus] = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did we not prophesy = in Your name, = and = through Your name = throw out demons, = and = through Your name = do many wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then = I [Jesus] = will say to them = I never knew you! = Depart from Me, = those working lawlessness!
Do you know the “Difference”…? Many say they ‘Believe the Bible’… but ‘do not’ obey; The Holy Word of God. Did you read in the above Scripture verse… ‘That is WHAT… Jesus Said!” Not the Few… nor the Some… “But Many!” A “Preference”… is what you ‘prefer or choose’. It may be a food group, like ‘Desert!’ Or it may be a particular TV or Video. It may even be a favorite Song… or even a Sports Team! Those are all; “Preferences”… like flavors of Ice Cream!
*** (Revelation 2:10-11) Do not = at all fear [Psalms 56:3] = what you are about to suffer [1Thes 3:4]. = Behold, = the Devil will cast some of you into prison, = so that you may be tried. And you will have tribulation ten days [Matthew 10:19-20]. Be faithful to death, = and = I [Jesus] = will give you = the crown of life.
(Rev 2:11) He who has an ear, = let him hear = what the Spirit says to the churches. = He who overcomes = will not be hurt = by the second death.
*** (1Peter 3:14-17) But = if you also suffer for righteousness' sake, = you are blessed. = And do not fear = their fear, = nor be troubled,
(1Pe 3:15) but = sanctify the Lord God = in your hearts, = and = be ready always to give an answer = to everyone = who asks you a reason = of the hope in you, = with meekness and fear;
(1Pe 3:16) having a good conscience, = that while they = speak against you as evildoers = they may be shamed, = those falsely accusing = your good behavior in Christ.
(1Pe 3:17) For it is better, = if the will of God wills it, = to suffer for well-doing = than for evil-doing.
*** (Hebrews 11:36-40) Still “OTHERS” = endured taunts and floggings, = and even chains = and imprisonment.
(Heb 11:37) They were stoned to death, = sawed in half, = and = killed with swords. = They went around = in sheepskins and goatskins. = They were needy, = oppressed, = and mistreated.
(Heb 11:38) The world wasn't worthy of them. = They wandered in deserts, = mountains, = caves, = and holes in the ground.
(Heb 11:39) All these people = won approval [from GOD] = for their faith = but = did not receive what was promised,
(Heb 11:40) since God = had planned something better for us = so that they = would not become complete = without us.
These above verses… speak to the “Issue of Conviction!” Conviction means you ‘Will’… even suffer Death… for what you Believe! Not many today, have such a conviction about the Bible and its Truth. ‘MOST’… belong to the; ‘First Church of Rodney King’… “Can’t we all… Just get Along”…? They would rather have the friendship of the… “Outright Blatant Religious”… than to “Defend the Holy Word of God!” When shown a Bible verse, their response is always… “That’s your interpretation!” They know nothing of those of Faith… that have given their lives… for the Truth!
*** (Romans 10:3-4) For they, = being ignorant of God's righteousness = and = going about = to establish their own righteousness, = have not = submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.
*** (John 12:43) For they = loved the praise of men = more than = the praise of God.
Fox’s book of Martyrs!
Have you ever read this book…? If you have ever been tried for your Faith; this will encourage you! When you take a stand for the “Complete Authority of the Holy Word of God”… you will ‘Lose’ some of your Friends; ‘Who’ call themselves: ‘Christians!’ Those that Love Jesus are continually… “Reading & Studying His Word!” How else are we to handle life… if we do not know what His Word… ‘Says?’
*** (2Timothy 2:15) Study earnestly = to present yourself = approved to God, = a workman that = does not need = to be ashamed, = rightly = dividing the Word of Truth.
*** (Eph 6:17) And = take the helmet of salvation, = and = the sword of the Spirit, = which is = the Word of God,
*** (2Corinthians 4:16-17-18) That's why = we are not discouraged. = No, = even though our outer man = is wearing out, = our inner man = is being renewed = day by day.
(2Cor 4:17) This light, = temporary nature of our suffering = is producing for us = an eternal weight of glory, = far beyond = any comparison,
(2Cor 4:18) because = we do not look for things = that can be seen = but for things = that cannot be seen. = For things that can be seen are temporary, = but things that cannot be seen = are eternal.
Encouragement from God – 101
How about You…? Do you read you Bible daily…? Do you pray only when things are bad… or do you praise God at all times, both ‘Good & Bad’…? Recently I have been walking… and I find that I have ‘hurts’ in Places… I did not know I even ‘had!’ We are tried each and every moment of Life! Even in those times when no one is around… what do you ‘Entertain in your; Thought Life’…? When you have an opportunity to speak for Christ and His Word… do you substitute a ditty or some other cute saying…? Or do you take the… ‘Opportunity to Speak’: “HIS HOLY WORD”…?
*** (2Timothy 4:2) “PREACH” [Proclaim!] = the Word, = be instant = in season = and = out of season, = reprove, = rebuke, = exhort = with all long-suffering = and = doctrine.
(2Tim 4:3) For a time will be = when they = will not endure = sound doctrine, = but they will heap up teachers = to themselves = according to their own lusts, = tickling the ear.
(2Tim 4:4) And = they will turn away = their ears = from the truth = and = will be turned to myths.
*** (2Timothy 3:14-17) But = continue in the things = that you have learned = and = have been assured of, = knowing from Whom = you have learned them,
(2Ti 3:15) 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.
(2Ti 3:16) All Scripture = is God-breathed, = and = is profitable for doctrine, = for reproof, = for correction, = for instruction in righteousness,
(2Ti 3:17) that the man [woman] of God = may be perfected [matured], = thoroughly furnished = to every good work.
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] = answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every word = that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
Or are you Like Peter…? Peter denied Christ… “Three Times!” Do you call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus… and then post “Fortune Cookies” or “Horoscopes?” Is you witness for Christ… a bold one… “Counting the Cost?” Look at the cost to God for our salvation…! His only begotten Son, the Passover Sinless Lamb of God… dying for worthless sinners… out of Love [Agape]. Is it too much for you to speak… His Word… to ‘Others’…?
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah [God], = that I will send a famine = in the land; = not a famine of bread = nor = a thirst for water, = but = of hearing the Words of Jehovah.
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And = you shall speak = My Words = to them, = whether = they will hear = or whether = they will forbear, = for they are rebellious.
*** (Jeremiah 1:8) Do not = be afraid = of their faces; = for I [God] = am with you = to deliver you, = says Jehovah.
*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not = My Word = like a fire? = Says Jehovah [God]; = and = like a hammer = that breaks the rock = in pieces?
IF… ‘You’… do not speak for Jesus… who Will…?
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.