Monday, December 13, 2010
“The Fear of God – 201”…Blog [2/?]
*** (2Corinthians 4:3-4) So if our gospel = is ‘hidden’, = it is ‘veiled’ = to those who are dying.
(2Cor 4:4) In their case, = the god of this world [Satan] = has ‘blinded’ the minds = of those who ‘do not’ believe = to ‘keep them’ = from ‘seeing’ the Light = of the glorious gospel of Christ, = Who is the image of God.
This… “Fear of God”… blog series; will take some time to explain and to understand. These blogs will first identify God… and then identify fallen mankind in their sinful condition… then show God’s solution to mankind’s Spiritual Blindness… and then show the ‘Solution’… provided by God, ‘Himself!” My prayer is that “YOU”; will ask God… to show ‘You’… “Himself”, from His Holy Word! Remember it is the ‘Holy Spirit of God’… that teaches His “Truth”… to His ‘Children!’
*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I may behold = ‘wonderful things’ = out of Your Law.
*** (1Corinthians 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.
“Without Excuse”… is the ‘perfect’ word; to ‘describe’ mankind! A ‘finite’ human being… trying to ‘dupe’ an “Infinite God”… about their ‘Personable Responsibility’… for ‘not’ recognizing God… and; Who He is… and; ‘what’ is Man’s Responsibility… to their “Creator and Sustainer!” “Excuses” will not get it… when you ‘don’t’ show up for work! Excuses will not get it… when your mate questions you about the ‘Woman’s Perfume’… she smells on you! The Police officer… will not take ‘any excuse’… when you ‘Fail’ the breathalyzer and your alcohol limit; is ‘Twice’ the permitted amount! The Government tax officer… will not take your excuses; for non-declared income and past taxes! So what makes you think that… You can ‘fool’… God…?
*** (Romans 3:18) There is = ‘No’ fear of God = before their eyes."
*** (Hebrews 10:28-31) Anyone = who ‘violates’ = the law of Moses = dies ‘without’ mercy = "on the testimony of = two or three witnesses."
(Heb 10:29) How much = ‘more severe’ = a punishment do you think = that person ‘deserves’ = who = tramples on God's Son, = treats as common = the blood of the covenant = by which it was sanctified, = and ‘despises’ = the [Holy] Spirit of grace?
(Heb 10:30) For we know the One = Who said, = "Vengeance belongs to Me [God]; = I will pay them back," = and again, = "The Lord = will judge = His people."
(Heb 10:31) It is a ‘terrifying’ thing = to fall into the hands = of the living God!
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13) Let us hear = the ‘conclusion’ = of the whole matter. = Fear God, = and = keep His commandments. = For this = is = the ‘whole’ duty = of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God = ‘shall’ bring = every work = into ‘judgment’, = with = every ‘secret’ thing, = whether it is ‘good’, = or = whether ‘evil’.
“Who” do you ‘Fear’…? No ‘One’ you Say…? Did you ever ‘slow down’ after seeing a Radar Speed trap; and seeing someone pulled over? Alright, “What” do you Fear…? Can you remember “9-11”… and the terror you felt; believing that your ‘way of life’… was about to ‘end?’ Churches were filled to overflowing… by people who only had a cursory belief; ‘in & about’ God. Some months later, those ‘crowds’ dissipated; believing that all was safe. Here in America, we have become “Complacent”; because the last “Two World Wars” and various other military conflicts… ‘Were Not’… fought on the “Contiguous USA”. Although, ‘Hawaii’ will always remember… the “Attack on Pearl Harbor”.
*** (James 2:19) You believe = that there is one God. = That's fine! = Even the demons ‘believe’ that = and tremble with fear.
Did you take the “Medication”… when prescribed ‘It’, by your Doctor? “Why”…? Perhaps you “Fear” the ‘Disease or Sickness’… and that you may become ‘worse’ and then leave you in a ‘debilitated condition’ or even “Worse–Dead”…? You will tell me… I do not Fear; the ‘Disease or Sickness’… it is just “Good Common Sense”… ‘To Obey’… your doctor’s instructions! Well… what about your… “Soul” and your “Spiritual Condition?” What are you ‘doing’ about ‘These’…? Next you will tell me that you… ‘Go to Church’… occasionally! But is Church enough to insure your… “Final Permanent Eternal Condition”…? Will you tell me; that you do… ‘Believe in Jesus?’ But believe… “What?”
*** (Revelation 22:10-13) Then he said to me, "Don't seal up the words of the prophecy in this book, = because the time is near.
(Rev 22:11) Let the one = who does what is evil = continue to do evil, = and = let the filthy person = continue to be filthy, = and = the righteous person = continue to do what is right, = and = the holy person = continue to be holy."
(Rev 22:12) "See! I [Jesus] am coming soon! = My reward is with Me = to ‘repay’ everyone = according to his work [deeds].
(Rev 22:13) I am = the Alpha and the Omega, = the first and the last [Isaiah 44:6], = the beginning and the end."
*** (Luke 5:31-32) And Jesus ‘answered’ = and said to them, = Those who are sound = do not need a physician, = but those who are ‘sick’.
(Luke 5:32) I did not come = to call the righteous = to repentance, = but sinners.
*** (Galatians 5:19-21) Now the works of the flesh are obvious: = sexual immorality, = impurity, = promiscuity,
(Gal 5:20) idolatry, = witchcraft, = hatred, = rivalry, = jealously, = outbursts of anger, = quarrels, = conflicts, = factions,
(Gal 5:21) envy, = murder, = drunkenness, = wild partying, = and things like that. = I am telling you now, = as I have told you in the past, = that people = who ‘practice’ such things = will not inherit = the kingdom of God.
*** (Revelation 21:8) But the fearful, = and the ‘unbelieving’, = and the abominable, = and murderers, = and whoremongers, = and sorcerers, = and idolaters, = and = ‘All Liars’, = will have their ‘part’ = in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, = which is the second death.
*** (Romans 7:7) What shall we say then? = Is the law sin? = God forbid. = No, I had not known sin, = but by the law: = for I had not known lust, = except the law had said, = “Thou shall ‘not’ covet.”
*** (1John 5:17) All unrighteousness = is sin: = and = there is a sin = not unto death.
Your ‘Spiritual Condition’… is directly proportional… to your “Fear of God!” Your “Spiritual Condition”… is directly proportional… to your “Love for Jesus!” Your “Spiritual Condition”… is directly proportional… to your Love of “His Holy Word!” Your “Spiritual Condition”… is directly proportional… to your “Obedience to His Holy Word!” And the list goes ‘on’ and ‘on’ and ‘on’. One ‘cannot’ truly say they “Love Jesus”… and continue ‘practicing’… what violates “His Holy Word” and their… ‘Habits of Sin!’ “Christ Jesus” came to set us Free… from both the “Power & Penalty” of… “SIN/SINS!” Sin is the Root… Sins are the Fruit!
*** (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 [God] 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 practicing lawlessness!
*** (John 12:44-50) Then Jesus said loudly, = "The one who believes in Me = ‘does not’ believe in Me = but in the One [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:45) The one who sees Me = sees the One [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:46) I [Jesus] have come into the world = as light, = so that ‘everyone’ = who believes in Me = ‘will not’ remain in the darkness.
(John 12:47) If ‘anyone’ = hears My Words = and ‘does not’ keep them, = I do not condemn him, = for = I [Jesus] did not come = to condemn the world [this time] = but to save it.
(John 12:48) The one who rejects Me = and = ‘does not’ receive My Words = has something to judge him: = The Word that I have spoken = will judge Him = on the last day. [Revelation 20:10-to-15]
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] = have not spoken = on my own authority. = Instead, = the Father [God] = Who sent Me = has Himself given me a commandment = about what to say = and = how to speak.
(John 12:50) And I know that = His commandment is eternal life. = What I speak, = therefore, = I [Jesus] speak = just as the Father [God] = has told Me."
The “Fear of God”… can only be understood in the ‘Complete Context’… of “His Holy Word!” Do you take a ‘shower or bath’…? But of course you do… that was a ‘rhetorical’ question. We all do so… to ‘Cleanse’ our bodies from the ‘perspiration and the bacteria’… growing on the outside of our bodies. Well… what do you do; to… “Cleanse your Mind & Soul”…? ‘Whom’ do you ‘Trust’ to keep your life on track? “Only Yourself”…? Surely, it is ‘Not’… the political systems of our countries. Is it not the ‘TV’ or the ‘Videos–Movies’… that lead us ‘Astray!’ ‘What’ then… or to ‘Whom’ then… do you get your focus for life…?
*** (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."
*** (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."
*** (Numbers 23:19) God = is ‘not’ a man = that He should Lie, = neither = the son of man that He should repent. = Has He said, = and shall He not do it? = Or has He spoken, = and shall He not make it good?
*** (Psalms 19:7-11) The Law of Jehovah [God] = is perfect, = converting the soul; = the testimony of Jehovah = is sure, = making the simple wise.
(Psa 19:8) The Precepts of Jehovah = are right, = rejoicing the heart; = the Commandments of Jehovah = are pure, = giving light to the eyes.
(Psa 19:9) The fear of Jehovah = is clean, = enduring forever; = the judgments of Jehovah = are true and righteous = altogether,
(Psa 19:10) more to be desired than gold, = even much pure gold; = sweeter also than honey = and the honeycomb.
(Psa 19:11) And = Your servant = is ‘warned’ by them; = in ‘keeping’ them = there is great reward.
*** (John 15:3) Now you are clean = through the Word = which I [Jesus] have spoken to you.
Your next “Objection”… will be ‘HOW’ do I know I can trust the Bible… wasn’t it written by Men? To that my reply will be… “IF”… I can prove to you; the Bible is Truly God’s Holy Word… will you then… ‘Obey’… what He says in His Holy Word…? Most will not respond! If the Bible were fiction… why do so very ‘many’ discount it; and hate the words of its pages? Do you discount… “Winnie the Pooh?” Of course not…! Why then do so ‘very many’… discount the Bible when it says… You shall ‘Not’… Steal, Lie, Cheat or Commit Sexual Sins…?
“Answering Blind Faith – 101” …Blog.
*** (John 8:12) Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, = I am = the Light of the world. = He who follows Me = shall ‘not’ walk in darkness, = but shall have the ‘Light’ of life.
*** (John 3:19-21) And = this is the ‘condemnation’, = that the Light = has come into the world, = and = men ‘loved darkness’ = rather than the Light, = because = their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who ‘does’ evil = ‘hates’ the Light, = and = does ‘not’ come = to the Light, = lest his deeds = should be ‘exposed’.
(John 3:21) But he who ‘practices’ Truth [The Word of God] = comes to the Light = so that his works [deeds] = may be revealed, = that they exist, having been ‘worked’ in God.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your Word = is Truth.
Continued next blog. [3/?]
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.