*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
(2Tim 2:4) No one who wars tangles with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him [Jesus]; Who chose him [you] to be a soldier.
(2Tim 2:5) And also if anyone competes; he is ‘not’ crowned “Unless he competes Lawfully”.
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation; beloved, I had need to write to you; to exhort you to = ‘contend earnestly’ for the [True] Faith; once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For some people have slipped in; among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation; because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
*** (Romans 10:17) Then faith comes from hearing; and hearing by the Word of God.
Where does the ‘Contradiction’ come from… “Against” the Holy Word of GOD…? When someone presents to you a Bible verse; have ‘You’ ever said, “That’s Not in the Bible”…? Many who call themselves Christians… Do Not: ‘Read & Study’… God’s Holy Word; “Daily!” Surely they would ‘not’ miss a meal; would they? Did ‘You’ read the above Bible verse; ‘Romans 10:13’…? Those who are Truly Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God; are taught “True Faith”… found in His Holy Word. Without being Born Again; one ‘cannot’ begin to understand God’s Truth; found in His Holy Word! Any ‘Contradiction’ against God’s Holy Word… comes from within “US!” Eve did not “Obey God’s Command”… and Adam followed right along! This “Disobedience & Rebellion” was passed on to ‘each’ of us; in our fallen human ‘sin’ nature. We were “ALL Once: Unbelievers”… before Christ’s Salvation in “US! [Romans 8:9]” And we spend a lifetime; changing our ‘Minds’ daily; to ‘Accept’ His Holy Word! And “Daily” we should make it a “Part of Our Life Agenda!” [Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4]
*** (Luke 6:46) Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus]; ‘Lord’, ‘Lord], but “Don't Do” what I [Jesus] tell you?
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being Doers of the WORD; and ‘Not’ merely hearers; Who ‘Deceive’ Themselves.
*** (Ephesians 2:8) For by grace you are saved through Faith; and that ‘not’ of yourselves; it is the gift of God, [Titus 3:5 & 2Corinthains 3:5 & 4:7]
*** (John 3:19-20) And this is the condemnation; that the Light [John 8:12] 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’.
*** (Galatians 5:17) For what the flesh wants is ‘opposed’ to the Spirit; and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other; and so you ‘do not do’ what you want to do.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your TRUTH. Your Word is TRUTH.
*** (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 15:1-2-3]
*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh; but we do not fight in a fleshly way.
(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’ opposing arguments [Against His Holy Word]
(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; [1Jn 1:5-to-10 & Proverbs 28:13]: when your ‘obedience’ is complete.
“Offending ‘Unbelievers?’ – 101”…Blog.
When ‘You’ came to “Christ Jesus”… did ‘You do so on ‘Your Terms’: “Or HIS”…? [John 7:37-39] Did ‘You’ instantly believe ‘everything’ about The Bible…? Of course Not; it is a lifetime learning process; of His “Grace, Love & Mercy”… working out His Word; in ‘Your Life!’ Again, any ‘Contradiction’ is not only part of our Flesh; but the entire world is ‘steeped’ in Evil. This Satanic Warfare continues throughout the ages. There will never be a time; that we are without this conflict. Remember the first blog in this series; We are “Called Soldiers” by Christ Jesus? Not only as a Named Soldier; but a “Practicing One!” When does a soldier; cease from being a Solider for Christ…? Only when ‘he or she’… is called “Home!” And No, this is not our home; but we seek a heavenly one; “A New Heaven & a New Earth”; wherein dwells; “All Righteousness” & “No Sin”…! Where there seems to be a lull in this Battle; “Watch Out”…! Please open your Bible and read: “1Corinthains 10:12-13-14!”
*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things have been entrusted to Me [Jesus] by My Father [God]. No one fully knows the Son except the Father; and no one fully knows the Father; except the Son; and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him [God].
(Matt 11:28) “Come to Me [Jesus]; all of ‘you’ who are weary; and loaded down with burdens; and I will give you rest.
(Matt 11:29) Place My yoke on you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.
(Matt 11:30) For my yoke is pleasant; and my burden is light."
*** (1John 5:18-19) We know that the person who has been born from God does not go on sinning. Rather, the Son of God protects them; and the evil one ‘cannot’ harm them.
(1Jn 5:19) We know that we are from God; and that the ‘whole’ world; lies under the ‘control’ of the evil one.
*** (Ephesians 6:10-to-18) Finally, be strong in the Lord; and in His mighty strength.
(Eph 6:11) Put on the whole armor of God; so that you may be able to stand firm; against the devil's strategies. [Agenda–Genesis 63:1 = … has God ‘really’ said; You Shall Not…?]
(Eph 6:12) For our struggle is not against a human opponent; but against rulers; against authorities; against cosmic powers in the darkness around us; against evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.
(Eph 6:13) For this reason; take up the ‘whole’ armor of God; so that you may be ‘able’ to take a stand; in this evil day. And when you have done everything you could; you will be able to stand firm.
(Eph 6:14) Stand firm, therefore; having fastened the belt of Truth around your waist; and having put on the breastplate of [Christ’s] righteousness,
(Eph 6:15) and having put shoes on your feet so that you are ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.
(Eph 6:16) In addition to ‘all’ of these; having taken up the shield of Faith; with which you will be able to put out; all the flaming arrows of the evil one,
(Eph 6:17) also take the helmet of salvation; and the Sword of the Spirit: which is the Word of God. [Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4: – It is written…!]
(Eph 6:18) Pray in the [Holy] Spirit at all times [Luke 18:1 & 1Thessalonians 5:17]; with every kind of prayer and request there is. For the same reason be ‘alert’ with every kind of effort and request for all the saints.
“Satan & the NT ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
“Satan” has absolutely… “NO AUTHORITY”… over those Truly Born Again… “UNLESS”… they are… “In ‘Direct’ = “DISOBEDIENCE”… to God's HOLY WORD...!
*** (1Corinthians 11:30) That's why so many of you are “WEAK”; and “SICK”; and a considerable number; are “DYING”.
When ‘You’ know: the Holy Word of God… in your Heart; and ‘not only’ in your Mind; ‘You’ have True Biblical Faith! The Jews of Jesus day; only had the Word; in their minds and ‘Not’ in their hearts! True Biblical Belief… “IS IN”… the Born Again: “Heart & Mind & Soul!” It is willing to do: “What the Word ‘Says’ – ‘Whatever’ the Cost!” Any ‘Contradiction’ toward His Holy Word; is simply negated by ‘You’… allowing His Lordship; to replace ‘Your Human Will!’ Christ Jesus was ‘Subservient’ to the will of The Father; even unto Death; the Death on the Cross…! So too: ‘You’ allow yours to be; “To the Holy Word of GOD”… through your obedience! Did You know the word, “LORD” = equals = “BOSS”…? How many of us say that; “Jesus is LORD”… and then by ‘Willful Ignorance & Disobedience’… “NOT… “Read & Study & Learn: His Holy Word”..? Surely ‘You’ know what is on TV this week…? How much more… should ‘You’ overcome our human ‘Contradiction’… to His Holy Word…?
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have ‘hidden’ Your Word in my heart; so that I might ‘not’ sin against You [Lord].
*** (Philippians 2:5-to-8) For allow this mind be in you; which was also in Christ Jesus,
(Philip 2:6) Who, being in the form of God; thought it ‘not’ robbery to be ‘equal’ with God,
(Philip 2:7) but made Himself of no reputation; and took upon Himself the form of a servant; and was made in the ‘likeness’ of men. [Christ our Passover = 1Corinthians 5:7]
(Philip 2:8) And being found in fashion as a man; He humbled Himself; and became ‘obedient’ unto death; even the death of the cross. [Not My will – Luke 22:42]
*** (Luke 10:27) And answering, he said; You shall love the Lord your God with ‘ALL’ your HEART; and with ‘ALL’ your SOUL; and with ‘ALL’ your STRENGTH; and with ‘ALL’ your MIND; and your neighbor as yourself.
*** (Psalms 19:7-to-13) The Law of The LORD Jehovah is perfect; converting the soul; the testimony of The LORD Jehovah is sure; making the simple wise.
(Psa 19:8) The Precepts of The LORD Jehovah are right; rejoicing the heart; the Commandments of The LORD Jehovah are pure; giving light to the eyes.
(Psa 19:9) The fear of The LORD Jehovah is clean; enduring forever; the judgments of The LORD Jehovah are; true and righteous altogether,
(Psa 19:10) more to be desired than gold, even much fine 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.
(Psa 19:12) Who can understand his errors? Oh make me pure from secret faults;
(Psa 19:13) and keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins; do not let them rule over me; then I shall be upright; and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
(Psa 19:14) Let the ‘words’ of my mouth; and the ‘meditation’ of my heart; be ‘pleasing’ in Your sight; O The LORD Jehovah; my Rock and my Redeemer.
“True Riches – 101”…Blog.
Continued next blog:
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!