“The ‘Fruit’ of the Holy Spirit – 401”…Blog. [4/?]
*** (1Peter 1:13-to-17) Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a clear head, and set your hope completely on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
(1Pe 1:14) As obedient children, do not be shaped by the desires that you once had in your ignorance.
(1Pe 1:15) Instead, just as the One; Who called you is holy, [You] be holy in ‘every’ aspect of your life.
(1Pe 1:16) For it is written, “You must be holy, because I [God] am holy.”
(1Pe 1:17) If you call “Father, the One”; Who judges everyone impartially according to what he has done, you must live in; the fear of the Lord as long as you are strangers here.
*** (Acts 10:34-35) Then Peter opened his mouth and said, “Now I understand that God shows no partiality”.
(Acts 10:35) Indeed, the person who fears Him and does what is right; is acceptable to Him in any nation [peoples].
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“Holiness”… is ‘another’ Fruit of the Holy Spirit. Many do not know anything about Holiness and what it means to be ‘Holy!’ If, you will simply read through… “Deuteronomy & Leviticus”… you will see what God means… “YOU = Be Holy; for I [God] am Holy!” The attribute of Holiness… is the Work of God’s Holy Spirit… in your “Heart & Mind & Actions!” The finite human being has a corrupted heart; and lives out of that ‘evil’ heart. The darkness of human passions will not want to be controlled by God’s Holy Spirit. But those Born Again, by God’s Holy Spirit… have that “New Life in Christ… empowering them to Obey God and His Holy Word!” To understand what God means about Holiness… simply compare it to what God said about those = Unholy = nations and why He God… drove them Out!
*** (Deuteronomy 9:4-5-6) Do not speak in your heart, after Jehovah your God has cast them out from before you, saying: For my righteousness, Jehovah has brought me in to possess this land. But for the wickedness of these nations, Jehovah your God drives them out from before you.
(Deut 9:5) Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land. But for the wickedness of these nations Jehovah your God drives them out from before you, so that He may perform the Word which Jehovah swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
(Deut 9:6) Therefore, understand that Jehovah your God does not give you this good land, to possess it, for your righteousness. For you are a stiff-necked people.
*** (Psalms 28:3-4) Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, yet evil is in their hearts.
(Psa 28:4) Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their practices, give them according to the work of their hands; give them what they deserve.
*** (Ephesians 4:23-24) and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
(Eph 4:24) And you should put on the new man, who according to God was created in righteousness and true holiness.
There is ‘Nothing’… in our American Culture… that we can call ‘Holiness’. The Bible, the Holy Word of God… is mocked in almost every venue. Remember when people, used to swear on the Bible in Court… “To tell the Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth”…? They now swear without the Bible! “TV & Videos” always make Bible Believers; look like the insane. Children that carry a Bible; in Public Schools are ridiculed by both… ‘Teachers & Students!’ Our “Hedonistic Society” is pleasure and entertainment… ‘Driven & Ridden’… People. “Never” do they want any; ‘Sexual Purity’ saved for Marriage… but to be ‘peddled’ away for fun… without any regard for the Holiness required by God; for all peoples. Why else are there over… “55,000,000–million ‘Innocent Babies’… Killed by Abortion… in their Mother’s Wombs”…? Even those innocent unborn… are not sacred! Why else, are the STD’s [Sexually Transmitted Diseases]… so rampant among the sexually impure? ‘Nothing’ is Holy to them… “Nothing at All!”
*** (Hebrews 13:4) Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled. For God will judge those; who commit sexual sins, = especially those who; commit adultery.
*** (Habakkuk 1:12-13) Are You not from everlasting, O Jehovah my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O Jehovah, You have ordained them for judgment; and, my Rock, You have established them for correction.
(Hab 1:13) You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look upon vexation. Why do You look upon those who deal deceitfully? Will You be silent when the wicked swallows one more righteous than he?
*** (Zephaniah 3:5) The just Jehovah is in her midst; He will not act perversely. Every morning He gives His justice to the light; He fails not; but the perverse knows no shame.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) 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.
“In a ‘Relationship’ – 101”…Blog.
How about your… “Thought Life”…? You do realize that ‘Nothing’ is hidden before God; the God of the Bible…? What you watch on TV or Videos; either ‘Detracts or Adds’… to your “Mindset about Holiness!” Do You permit in your… ‘mind & heart’… “Things” you would never allow; from your mate or children. “Say it isn’t So”…? Remember “Holiness” is a… “Moment by Moment” choice… in everything YOU… “Think, See or Hear!” The “Evil & Profane”… will always promote; the baser nature of mankind. It never drives one to be… ‘Holy & Righteous’! But WE… are as a mirror image; of the Christ Jesus we say we ‘Love & Serve!’ True Godly Holiness… will attract ‘Others’ to Christ; and at the same time… drive those that evil; away!
*** (Hebrews 12:14-to-17) Pursue peace with everyone, as well as Holiness, without which; no one will see the Lord.
(Heb 12:15) See to it that no one ‘fails’ to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled.
(Heb 12:16) No one should be immoral or godless like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
(Heb 12:17) For you know that afterwards, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected; because he could not find any opportunity to repent, even though he begged for it with tears.
*** (Matthew 5:13-to-16) “You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.
(Matt 5:14) You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden.
(Matt 5:15) People don't light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
(Matt 5:16) In the same way, let your light shine [God’s Holiness in you] before people in such a way; that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
*** (John 3:19) And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.
(Joh 3:20) For everyone who ‘practices’ wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his actions may not be exposed.
Simply relate: the “Holiness of God”… as “His Light”… in a world steeped the darkness of “SIN/SINS”…! Do you carry your Bible with you… everywhere you go? You might tell me; that is ridiculous! But… If “YOU” have been Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit… “YOU” are sealed with His Holy Spirit… and “YOU” carry… “His Holiness” in your human body. Where you take “Him”… “YOU”… either ‘Portray’: “His Holiness”… or “YOU”… ‘Defame’: His Holiness!
*** (2Corinthians 7:1) Then having these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilements of flesh and spirit, perfecting ‘holiness’ in the fear of God.
*** (2Corinthains 6:14-to-18) Stop becoming unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness?
(2Cor 6:15) What harmony exists between Christ and Belial [Satan], or what do a believer and an unbeliever have in common?
(2Cor 6:16) What agreement can a temple of God make with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said: “I will live and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
(2Cor 6:17) Therefore, “Get away from them and separate yourselves from them,” declares the Lord, “and don't touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.
(2Cor 6:18) I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters,” declares the Lord Almighty.
*** (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 [fellowship].
(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.”
*** (1Thessalonians 3:11-12) And may God Himself and our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ direct our way to you.
(1Thes 3:12) And may the Lord make you to increase and abound in love toward one another and toward all, even as we also toward you,
(1Th 3:13) in order to establish your hearts = blameless in holiness = before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) Keep examining yourselves to see whether you are continuing in the faith. Test yourselves! You know, do not you; that Jesus Christ lives in you? Could it be that you are failing the test?
Simply, take some time… and examine Your life! Are you walking in the “Holiness”… of our Lord & Savior Christ Jesus…? Have you ever “Examined God’s Holiness”… in His Holy Word: and then; Examined Your… “Life & Practices”… in the Holiness of God…? This will be a… “On–Going–Life Long”… Growth in His Love, Mercy & Grace…!
Continued ‘next’ blog…
Love, in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.