Friday, September 30, 2011

.“True Riches – 101”…Blog.

“True Riches – 101”…Blog.

*** (Luke 16:10) He who is ‘faithful’ in the least; is also ‘faithful’ in much. And he who is ‘unjust’ in the least; is also ‘unjust’ in much.
(Luke 16:11) Therefore if you ‘have not’ been faithful in the unrighteous mammon; Who will entrust the “True Riches” to you?
(Luke 16:12) And if you ‘have not’ been faithful in that which is another's; who shall give you that which is your own?

*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do Justice; and to love Mercy; and to Walk Humbly; with your God?

*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit; if the [Holy] Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone ‘has not’ the Spirit of Christ; he is “None” of His. [John 7:38-39]

What really are “True Riches”…? Can ‘You’ define what they are…? To someone who has a congenital sickness; it may be health. To someone who is crippled or blind; it may be their handicap removed. To those, who by their own bad decisions; are choking in debt; it may be simply money. “I cried because I had ‘no shoes’… and then I saw a man who had ‘no’ feet!” In each & every case… we ‘all’ define what “True Riches” are to us. But to ‘all’ mankind; regardless of nationality, location or social condition there is one common… “True Riches!” It is being  “Truly Born Again” = born from ‘Above’ = by the Holy Spirit of God! That is in itself: “True Riches!” The heavens & the earth will “All Pass Away!” What then, will ‘You’ have…? “Eternal Life”– or – “Eternal Damnation”…?

*** (John 3:3) Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you; Unless a man is born again; he ‘cannot’ see the kingdom of God.

*** (John 7:38-39) The one who believes in Me [Jesus]; as the Scripture has said; will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart.
(John 7:39) Now He [Jesus] said this about the [Holy] Spirit; Whom those who were believing in him were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

*** (Tit 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we have done; but according to His mercy He saved us; through the washing of regeneration; and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the ‘gift’ of God
(Eph 2:9) and not the result of works; lest anyone boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are his masterpiece; created in Christ Jesus for good works; that God prepared long ago; to be our way of life.

*** (Rom 11:6) But if by grace; then it is ‘no more’ of works; otherwise grace is ‘no more’ grace. But if it is of works; then it is ‘no more’ of grace; otherwise work is ‘no more’ work.

*** (Rom 4:2-to-5) For ‘if’ Abraham was justified by works; he has a boast; but ‘not’ before God.
(Rom 4:3) For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham ‘believed’ God; and it was ‘counted’ to him for righteousness.’
(Rom 4:4) But to him working; the reward is ‘not reckoned’ according to grace; but according to ‘debt’. [Galatians 2:16 & James 2:10]
(Rom 4:5) But to him ‘not’ working; but ‘believing’ on Him [Christ]: justifying the ungodly; his faith is ‘counted’ for righteousness. [Hebrews 10:38]

*** (Acts 15:8-9) God; Who ‘knows’ everyone's heart; showed them He approved; by ‘giving’ them the Holy Spirit; just as he did to us. [Romans 8:9]
(Acts 15:9) He made no distinction between them [Gentiles] and us [Jews]; because He ‘cleansed’ their hearts by Faith.

“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.

Did ‘You’ realize that… if God is ‘Your’ Father; you really have ‘True Wealth’; that ‘cannot’ be compared to ‘anything’ earthly! As the above Scriptures [Ephesians 2:10] say… “We are His workmanship– In Christ Jesus – unto good works – that we should ‘Do’ them!” This outpouring obedience to God; comes ‘only’ from His Holy Spirit; empowering us! As He – Christ Jesus – is bodily in heaven; He works through us; to do His work here on earth. Too many today, do not like the term: “Christian Obedience!” They falsely attach ‘Legalism’ to it; and then don’t ‘Obey’ the Holy Word of God! I believe the Scripture teach “Christian Obedience”… but those that do not; “Read & Study”… His Holy Word; are willingly “Disobedient!” Say it isn’t So? [Amos 8:11]

*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world; and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange; for his soul?

*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do Justice; and to love Mercy; and to Walk Humbly; with your God?

*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Study earnestly; to present yourself ‘approved’ to God; a workman that does not need to be ashamed; ‘rightly dividing’ the Word of Truth.
(2Tim 2:16) But shun profane, vain babblings; for they will increase to more ungodliness.

*** (James 1:22) Keep on being ‘Doers’ of the Word; and ‘NOT’ merely hearers; who “DECEIVE” themselves.

*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and ‘do Not do’ - what I [Jesus] say?

*** (John 15:10) If you keep My commandments; you shall abide in My love; even as I [Jesus] have kept My Father's [God’s] commandments; and abide in His love.

*** (John 8:29-to-32) And He [God] Who sent Me [Jesus] is with Me. The Father ‘has not’ left Me alone; for I [Jesus] ‘always’ do those things: which please Him [God – Abba].
(John 8:30) As He [Jesus] spoke these words; many believed upon Him.
(John 8:31) Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed on Him; If you ‘continue’ in My Word; you are My ‘disciples’ indeed.
(John 8:32) And you shall ‘know’ the Truth; and the Truth ‘shall’ make you free. [John 17:17]

“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.

Is Christ Jesus… “First in ‘Your’ Life”…? Do ‘You’ meet with Him daily; = “BEFORE” = ‘You’ turn on ‘Your’: Phone, Computer or TV…? Is His Holy Word, the Bible; more important to ‘You’ than any of these… “Other ‘Temporal’ Toys”…? Do ‘You’ allow all these ‘other’ things first; and then give the ‘leftovers’ to Jesus…? Do you give ‘Your’; “BEST to Christ”… or the “LEFTOVERS”…? What do ‘You’ think of when ‘You’ hear the term “Leftovers?” Turkey if fine on Thanksgiving… but to eat turkey for the whole week… is ‘Not’ my thing! Christ Jesus met with His heavenly Father… each morning; “Early & First!” Manna had to be gatherd before the sun arose. So too… God’s Spiritual Truth… fresh from His Holy Word… by His Indwelling Holy Spirit in ‘You’… surely ‘are’ the “True Riches!” It may not happen instantaneously… but as ‘You’ reset your mindset… “He will reveal more of Himself to ‘You!” Christ is ‘not’ interested in the casual observer; or even the semi-interested ones! He is looking for… “Disciples”… and “Not just Followers!”

*** (Mark 12:30) and ‘You’ shall love the Lord your God; with ‘all’ your Heart; and with ‘all’ your Soul; and with ‘all’ your Mind; and with ‘all’ your Strength. This is the ‘first’ commandment.

*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if our ‘outer man’ [human body] is wearing out; our ‘inner man’ [soul] is being renewed; “Day by Day”.

*** (John 15:1-2-3) I [Jesus] am the true vine; and My Father [God] is the vinegrower.
(John 15:2) He [God] ‘removes’ every branch in Me [Jesus] that ‘does not’ produce fruit; and He cleanses [prunes] every branch that ‘does’ produce fruit; so that it might produce ‘more’ fruit.
(John 15:3) You are already clean because of the Word; that I [Jesus] have spoken to you.

*** (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 [David] 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.

Where do ‘You’ go from “Here”…? Each & every day; ‘You’ are either ‘growing’ Spiritually; or ‘You’ are “Withering Away”. Those Olympic Athletes continue to train; even though the Olympics are ‘only’ every four years! Are ‘You’ continually training ‘Yourself’… Spiritually so that “Christ Jesus” may use ‘You’ to speak for Him…? Remember, substituting those “You Tube Videos” and that “pseudo Christian music”; is no substitute for the “Holy Word of God!” What kind of “Spiritual Junk Food”… are ‘You’ feeding yourself…? Will ‘You’ have that same ‘junk food’ in heaven…? “Absolutely Not”…! [Matthew 24:35!]

*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh; but we ‘do not’ fight in a fleshly way. [But in a Spiritual way – the Armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-to-17]
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
(2Cor 10:5) and every proud obstacle that is raised; against the knowledge of God; taking every thought captive in order: to Obey Christ.
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of disobedience; when your obedience is complete. [Proverbs 28:13 & 1Jn 1:5-to-10]

*** (1Peter 2:1-2-3) Therefore laying aside ‘all’ malice; and ‘all’ guile; and hypocrisies and envyings; and ‘all’ evil speakings,
(1Pet 2:2) Desire the sincere milk of the Word; as newborn babies; so that you may ‘grow’ by it;
(1Pet 2:3) if truly, you have tasted that; the Lord is gracious.

*** (2Timothy 3:14-to-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 of God may be perfected; thoroughly furnished; to every good work.

*** (Hebrews 5:11) We have ‘much’ to say about this; but it is ‘difficult’ to explain; because you have become ‘too lazy’ to understand.

Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?

*** (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.

True Riches…? See “Psalms 119:87-to-104”
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!