“The ‘Man’ of GOD – 101”…Blog. [1Kings 13:All]
*** (Romans 15:4) For everything that was written long ago was written for our instruction; so that we might have hope; through the endurance and encouragement; that the Scriptures give us.
*** (Acts 5:29) But Peter and the apostles answered; “We ‘must obey’ God rather than men”.
Have ‘You’ read through the OT…? During my daily quiet time… I ask Jesus My Lord… where I should read. He has led me… “Romans 8:14”… back and forth between the “NT & OT”…! One of my favorite OT chapters is… “1Kings 13:All”…! I have read that same chapter over many times and each time I come back to it… our Lord teaches me something new. Ever wonder “WHY”… the Holy Word of God… is called… “Living?” The Holy Spirit; makes the Holy Word of God… “Alive”… “Only to those”… who are Truly Born Again… by the Holy Spirit of God. NO… I did not say… what ‘You’ have learned from some sermon; or from some Bible class… or even what someone has shared with You…! It is the Holy Spirit… “Who teaches”… the Children of God… from the “Holy Word of God”… the “TRUTH of GOD”…!
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them by the Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (1John 5:6) This man, Jesus Christ; is the one who came by water and blood-not with water only, but with water and with blood. The [Holy] Spirit is the one who verifies this, = because the [Holy] Spirit is the Truth.
*** (John 16:13-14-15) Yet when the [Holy] Spirit of Truth comes; He will guide you into all Truth. For He will not speak on His Own accord; but will speak whatever He hears and will declare to you the things that are to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus]; for He will take what is Mine; and declare it to you.
(John 16:15) All that the Father [God] has is Mine. That is why I [Jesus] said; “He will take what is Mine; and reveal it to you.”
*** (2Corinthains 4:7) But we have this treasure in clay jars [our human bodies]; to show that its extraordinary power comes from God; and ‘Not’ from us.
*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if our outer man is wearing out; our inner man is being renewed day by day.
*** (John 15:3) Now you are clean through the Word; which I [Jesus] have spoken to you.
When You… “Read & Study”… the Holy Word of God; do ‘You’ do it for information… or to see what… “You need to Obey”…? Remember Acts 5:29 above…? We always have the ‘Choice’… to “Obey God”… or to… “Obey Others–which includes ‘Ourselves’!” Many times we… want what we want… even though God; has chosen something better. Christ Jesus had… ‘free will’… just as we have ‘free will’. His ‘every’ choice… was made out of “Obedience”… to His Father: God! How would one know… ‘God’s Will’… for any particular situation…? Simply Put: “God’s Will… = Always Equals = His Holy Word!” “Nothing MORE… Nothing LESS!” The World and your Flesh… will always give you an ‘Excuse’: for Not Obeying GOD! “How can it be ‘Wrong’… when IT… ‘Feels’ So Right”…? Because… “God Said So”…!
*** (Romans 6:15-16) What then? Shall we sin; because we are not under the law [for Salvation]; but under grace? God forbid.
(Rom 6:16) Don't you know that when you offer yourselves; to someone as obedient slaves; you are slaves; of the one you obey = either of sin; which leads to death; = or of obedience’ which leads to righteousness?
*** (James 4:3) You ask for something: but do not get it; because you ask for it: for the wrong reason = for your own pleasure.
*** (Psalms 106:15) And He [God] gave them their request; = but sent leanness into their soul.
*** (Joshua 24:15) And if it seems evil to you to serve Jehovah [the Lord]; you ‘choose’ this day: whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served Beyond the River; or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. But as for me and my house; we will serve Jehovah [the Lord.
*** (John 6:37-38) All that the Father [God] gives Me [Jesus] shall come to Me; and the one who comes to Me: I [Jesus] will in no way cast out.
(John 6:38) For I came down from Heaven; ‘not’ to do My own will; but the ‘will’ of Him [God]; Who sent Me [Jesus].
*** (John 8:29) And He [God] Who sent Me [Jesus] is with Me. The Father [God] has ‘not’ left Me [Jesus] alone; for I [Jesus] always do those things which please Him [God].
*** (Hebrews 5:8-9) though being a Son; yet He = learned obedience = by the things which He suffered.
(Heb 5:9) And being perfected; He [Jesus] became the Author of eternal salvation; to all those who obey Him [Jesus], [John 7:38-39]
“Grace Away Sin – 101”…Blog.
Can You see why “Obedience”… IS… “So Very Important”…? Many make ‘Excuses’ and ‘Grace Away SIN/SINS’… to their own harm. What exactly is an Excuse…? “An Excuse is a Skin of a Reason… Stuffed with a Lie”…! What Excuse… do ‘You’ have for… “Not Reading & Studying the Holy Word of God”…? You say You are His Child… don’t You…? Do you suppose that Christ Jesus… Ever Did NOT Want to Meet… with His Heavenly Father…? Absolutely Not…! What is ‘Your’… “First Priority”…? Well that is “WHO”… ‘You Truly Love & Serve’…!
*** (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 [the Lord] appeared again in Shiloh. For Jehovah [the Lord]; revealed Himself; to Samuel; in Shiloh = by the Word of Jehovah [the Lord].
(Psalms 119:17-18) GIMEL: Deal bountifully with Your servant; that I may live and keep Your Word.
(Psa 119:18) Open my [Spiritual] eyes; so that I may behold wonderful things out of Your Law [Word].
… 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”...?
*** (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 [the Lord].
Ok, perhaps a ‘Background’ in 1Kings 13…? The long reaching effects: of King David’s… “Sin of Adultery”… with Bathsheba; produced a “Divided Kingdom”. Worship was to be… “Only in Jerusalem”…! And “Only the Levites”… were the true Priests of God… to minister the “Levitical Sacrifices for SIN/SIN”… to God’s chosen people… “Israel!” Throughout the OT… God in His Mercy, Love and Justice… sent Men of God; Prophets and Others… to say: “Thus says the LORD!” God gave them ‘Warning’ after Warning; ‘Judgment’ upon Judgment… but they Still… “Refused to Obey!” That sounds a Lot Like = “American Christians”…! Even the 70 year Babylon captivity… did not bring complete obedience…!
*** (1Timothy 5:24) The sins of some people are obvious; going ahead of them to judgment. The sins of others; follow them there.
*** (Numbers 32:23) But if you will not do so, behold; you have sinned against Jehovah [the Lord]. And be sure your sin; will find you out.
*** (Romans 3:18) There is no fear of God before their eyes.
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I [Jesus] say to you; that God is able to raise up children to Abraham: from these stones.
Repentance – 101 Blog [1/6]
May I share…? I have a Giant Print [13pt.] Bible… without notes. I write in my own notes; as the Holy Spirit of God teaches to me… “Gods’ Truth from His Holy Word”…! May I suggest you do the same? ‘You’ need to know “God’s Truth”… for ‘Yourself!’ And “Not”… what someone else has said… about what they… “Think God Means”…! No: not even from me…! Find out God’s Truth… from God’s Holy Word… for “Yourself!” Then; IF you have to ‘Die for Your Faith’… You will Know… It is God’s Truth… You die for…! Suffering for Christ… is fairly new… among American Christians. But “Third World Christians”… pay a dear price… for their Confession of Christ. Yes, some are even ‘Martyred for Him’…! But American Christians are too…“SILENT”… “Not Wanting To Offend Anyone… “Except the Christ Jesus”… Who bought them…!
“Offending ‘Unbelievers?’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Peter 4:12-to-14) Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery trial which is to try you; as though a strange thing happened to you,
(1Pet 4:13) but rejoice according as you are partakers of Christ's suffering; so that when His glory shall be revealed; you may be glad also with exceeding joy.
(1Pet 4:14) If you are reviled for the name of Christ; you are blessed; because the Spirit of God and of glory rests on you. Truly according to them; He is blasphemed; but according to you He is glorified.
*** (John 15:18) If the world hates you; you know that it hated Me [Jesus] before it hated you.
(John 15:19) If you were of the world; the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world; but I [Jesus] have chosen you out of the world; therefore the world hates you.
(John 15:20) Remember the Word that I [Jesus] said to you; The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted Me; they will also persecute you. If they have kept My saying, they will also keep yours.
(Joh 15:21) But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake; because they do not know Him [God]; Who sent Me [Jesus].
(Joh 15:22) If I [Jesus] had not come and spoken to them; they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
(Joh 15:23) He who hates Me [Jesus]; hates My Father [God] also.
“Give them A ‘Warning’ – 101” …Blog.
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.