“The ‘Cost’ of Discipleship – 101”…Blog.
*** (Matthew 10:37-38) He who ‘loves’: father or mother more than Me [Jesus]: is ‘not’ worthy of Me [Jesus]. And he who ‘loves’ son or daughter: more than Me [Jesus] is ‘not’ worthy of Me [Jesus].
(Matt 10:38) And he who: ‘does not’ take up his cross and follow Me [Jesus]: is ‘not worthy’ of Me [Jesus].
How very easy it is to ‘Say’… “I, follow Jesus!” In a recent survey over 85% claimed… that they know “Jesus!” The fallacy; that America is a Christian Nation… is the largest “Lie” here in this country. Surely a ‘Christian Nation’… would ‘NOT have “Murdered” over… “55,000,000 – Million Innocent Babies”… in their Mother’s Wombs…? Surely those that were “Real Christians”… would speak out for those ‘Innocent Babies’… whenever they could…? When was the last time… ‘YOU’… who claim to: Know Jesus… “Spoke Out”; both ‘publically & privately’ to your Christian Friends and Church Members…? I believe ‘more’ Christians… speak out about their… “Favorite Political Candidate”… then they DO: for those… “Innocent Murdered Children”…! Say it isn’t… “SO?”
*** (Genesis 4:8-9-10) And Cain talked with his brother Abel. And it happened when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.
(Gen 4:9) And Jehovah [God] said unto Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?
(Gen 4:10) And He [God] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me [God] from the ground.
*** (Isaiah 26:21) For behold, Jehovah [God] comes out of His place to punish the people of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also shall reveal her blood, and shall no more cover her dead.
*** (Exodus 20:13) You ‘shall not’ murder the innocent.
*** (Acts 11:26) And finding him, he brought him to Antioch. And it happened to them a whole year they were assembled in the church. And they taught a considerable crowd. And the ‘disciples’… were first called “Christian” in Antioch.
Are You: a “Disciple of Christ”…? Did you notice that those called “Christians”… were first ‘Disciples’…? What does the word ‘disciple’ imply? “Discipline & Purpose of Life”… and Yes, much more! A willingness to give your life and all you own… so that Christ Jesus may be glorified: in your life! And at ‘any cost’ to your personal; ‘convince & comfort!’ And “NO”… you will not become… “Instantly Spiritual & Dedicated!” It is a ‘Life Long’ process… as you become Obedient to His Holy Word… in Thoughts & Actions… being led: by His Holy Spirit. Do you ‘Read & Study’… His Holy Word… “Daily?” Do you speak; His Word… ‘Whenever & Wherever’… the opportunity presents itself…? Are you willing to lose… ‘Friends & Acquaintances’… in your stand for Christ… and for His Holy Word…?
*** (John 3:30) He must increase, = but I must decrease.
*** (1Samuel 2:30) And Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah says, = Be it far from Me! = For those who honor Me [God] I will honor, = and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.
*** (2Samuel 24:24) And the king said to Araunah, No, but I will surely buy from you at a price. = And I will not offer burnt offerings = to Jehovah my God = of that which costs me nothing. = And David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace, then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.
*** (Micah 2:7) House of Jacob, it is said, The Spirit of Jehovah is limited, if these are His doings. Do not My Words do good, to him who walks uprightly?
What may I do: to encourage You… in your walk with Christ Jesus…? His message of Repentance… was & is… not popular with most. So too, your walk in Obedience… to His Holy Word… will ‘not’ be favorable… to most of your “Christian Friends & Church Members”. Ever wonder why there is; ‘Less & Less’… “True Bible Preaching”… ‘Anymore?’ Entropy has taken over… and most live; for the moment… forgetting the ‘eternal consequences’ of their actions. Why else would ‘divorce’ be so rampant among those that… “Call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus?” Why else would the Church fail… in its God given mandate of “Reconciliation [2Corinthians 5:18-to-21] & Forgiveness [Matthew 6:14-15]”…? Many are “Sin Sick”… and content to go on… as though they are well. When was the last time you saw or were involved in… ‘Church Discipline’… “Matthew 18:15-to-18” & “1Corinthains 5:1-to-6”…? Never you say…? Doesn’t your church; “Believe & Obey”… God’s Holy Word…?
*** (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 [Jesus] that ‘does not’ bear fruit, He [God] takes away. And every one that bears fruit, He [God] ‘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.
*** (2Corinthians 4:16-17-18) For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
(2Cor 4:17) For the lightness of our present affliction works out for us a far more excellent eternal weight of glory,
(2Cor 4:18) we not considering the things which are ‘seen’, but the things which ‘are not’ seen; for the things which are seen are not lasting, but the things which are not seen are everlasting.
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come, says the Lord Jehovah, 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 [God].
*** (Matthew 24:11-12) And ‘Many’ false prophets will rise and deceive “MANY”.
(Matt 24:12) And because iniquity [lawlessness] shall abound, the love of Many will become cold.
“Whose your ‘Daddy’ – 101?”…Blog.
Up to now… ‘YOU’ have lived your Life: the way You wanted to! What will change your mind: that ‘YOU’ are not here for ‘YOU’… if you ‘Truly’ are… Born Again by His Holy Spirit…? But here in America… we live in our ‘pleasures & excesses’… and ‘do not’ give a second… ‘thought & action’… about those… “Perishing!” Is your ‘Jesus’: the one of the ‘best of life’… or is He the “Suffering Savior”…? If you ‘Truly know Him’… as He is in the Scriptures… then shouldn’t you… be as He was… a Servant to All…? Do you readily share… ‘Bible Truth’… and ‘Not’ your; personal opinions about the Bible? When was the ‘Last Time’… you said… “Do you know the Bible ‘does not’ say that?” Or did you know… the Bible says… “XYZ”… about that…? Are you so bold in Christ… that you are; ‘Not Afraid’… “To Speak His Holy Word”… in Public… as “HE” did…?
*** (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 am with you to deliver you, says Jehovah.
*** (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 [worshiped].
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And Jehovah appeared again in Shiloh. For Jehovah revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the Lord.
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?
*** Did YOU open Your ‘BIBLE’... and Meet with Christ JESUS… in His: “HOLY WORD”... Before ‘YOU’... Turned on ‘Your’… TV, Computer, Radio, or Cell Phone...? Are “Any” of them… ‘More Important’ than… “Him–Christ”…?
This is the “First Day”… of the rest of Your Life! Starting over is part of; Growing in God’s Love & Mercy & Grace…! But the human part of that responsibility is… ‘Yours!’ God does not have a ‘cookie cutter’… making robots. He uses “You”… where you are… and in “Your” particular; set of circumstances… ‘Either good or bad’. Never did He promise a ‘Rose Garden’… but He did promise ‘His Grace’ for… “Each & Every”... Situation: He ‘allows’ You to be in! Remember that is “WHY”… He gave us His Holy Word! What you need to know by Faith… is all there. Sometimes He will reveal the… ‘What & Why’… You are going through – “What you Are!” And, sometimes and very often… ‘Not!’
*** (1Peter 4:1-2) Therefore, Christ having suffered for us in the flesh, also you arm yourselves with the same thought, that he suffering in the flesh has been made to rest from sin,
(1Pet 4:2) in order no longer to live in the lusts of men; but in the will of God the remaining time in the flesh.
*** (Hebrews 4:15-16) For we do not have a high priest [Christ Jesus] Who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted just as we are, yet without sin.
(Heb 4:16) Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace; that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
*** (Habakkuk 3:17-18-19) Though the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit is not on the vines; the labor of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off from the fold, and no herd is in the stalls; [complete economic devastation]
(Hab 3:18) yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
(Hab 3:19) Jehovah the Lord is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk on my high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
*** (Psalms 118:24) This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Thanks, Love in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.