“I Jesus saw ‘You’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Peter 3:12) For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous; and His ears are attentive to their prayer. But the face of the Lord; is ‘against’ –> those who do wrong.
*** (Proverbs 15:3) The eyes of Jehovah the LORD are in every place; beholding the evil and the good.
*** (1Samuel 16:7) But Jehovah the LORD said to Samuel; Do not look on his face; nor on his height; because I have refused him. For He does not see as man sees. For man looks on the outward appearance; but Jehovah the LORD –> looks on the heart.
*** (2Chronicles 16:9) For the eyes of Jehovah the LORD run to and fro in all the whole earth; to show Himself strong; on behalf of those; whose heart is perfect toward Him. You have done foolishly in this; therefore from now on you shall have wars.
*** (John 1:50) Jesus answered and said to him; Because I [Jesus] said to you; I ‘saw’ you [Nathanael], under the fig tree; do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.
No ONE; gets away with “Anything”…! Many are ‘supposedly’ doing “Right Things”… but their Heart: is not right with God. That is where religion comes in…! Everyone wants to seem right to ‘Others’… but they have No… “Fear of God!” When Christ Jesus was calling His disciples… only one of them… did He “Commend!” Nathanael like Caleb in the OT; the Scriptures do not have much said about him. And he is not as prominent as; Peter, James or John. But Christ Jesus ‘definitely’ saw his heart and his actions. Nathanael was called by Jesus, “An Israelite – in whom: there is ‘No Guile’ [deceit]!” When ‘You’ read the passages about him; one soon realized that Nathanael was the “Only One” that recognized – Christ Jesus – as the Promised Messiah! Even before Peter…! Like today… “ONLY” those ‘Truly’ looking for GOD… will find Him… according to the Word; “Jeremiah 29:11-12-13 & John 7:38-39”…!
“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (John 3:3) Jesus answered and said unto him; Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again; he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
*** (John 1:45-to-51) Philip found Nathanael and said to him; we have found Him [Jesus] of Whom Moses wrote; in the Law and the Prophets; Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
(John 1:46) And Nathanael said to him; ‘Can’ there be any good thing; come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him; Come and see.
(John 1:47) Jesus saw ‘Nathanael’ coming to Him and said of him; Behold an Israelite indeed; in whom is ‘no’ guile!
(John 1:48) Nathanael said to Him [Jesus]; From where do You know me? Jesus answered and said to him; Before Philip called you; when you were ‘under’ the fig tree; I [Jesus] ‘saw’ you.
(John 1:49) Nathanael answered and said to Him; Rabbi, You are the Son of God. You are the King of Israel!
(John 1:50) Jesus answered and said to him; Because I said to you; I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.
(John 1:51) And He said to him; Truly, truly, I say to you; Hereafter you shall see Heaven open; and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.
What was Nathanael doing under the “Fig Tree”…? I remember seeing a ‘Fig Tree’ when I was living in Hawaii. It was so laden with Figs; that the branches were hanging down; like a weeping willow. Those branches were heavy with Figs; causing them to hang down to the ground. It was about 7 ft tall, but a good hiding place. Nathanael was there… in the morning… “Speaking & Praying to God! No, the Scripture does not specifically say that; but what was he doing there? Remember Christ Jesus said ‘Nothing’ about any other Israelite… in all His Ministry; as He did about Nathanael: “Behold an Israelite indeed; in whom is ‘no’ guile!” I care to think… Nathanael was meeting with GOD! Why else would Christ Jesus say, “I saw You”…? And Nathanael’s respond; “Rabbi, ‘You’ are: the Son of God. ‘You’ are: the King of Israel!” If ‘You’ know your Bible… Christ Jesus said this of… “None Other”… of His other disciples! The only other one He commended what a gentile centurion; “Luke 7:1-to-9”
“Do ‘You’ know your Bible? – 101”
*** (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 Holy Word of GOD].
*** (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 the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh: –> by the Word of the LORD.
*** (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 that does not bear fruit; He takes away. And every one that bears fruit; He 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.
*** (1Corinthains 2:10-to-14) But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, yea; the deep things of God.
(1Cor 2:11) For who among men knows the things of a man; except the spirit of man within him? So also no one knows the things of God: –> except the Spirit of God.
(1Cor 2:12) But we have ‘not’ received the spirit of the world; but the [Holy] Spirit from God [Romans 8:9]; so that we might know the things; that are ‘freely’ given to us by God.
(1Cor 2:13) These things we also speak; ‘not’ in words which man's wisdom teaches; but which the Holy Spirit teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
*** (Deuteronomy 29:29) The ‘secret’ things belong to Jehovah the LORD our God; but the ‘revealed’ things belong to us and to our sons forever; so that we may do all the words of this Law [Word].
*** (1Corinthains 16:22) If ‘anyone’: does ‘not’ love the Lord Jesus Christ; let him be ‘accursed’ [Damned]. The Lord comes [Again]!
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
Christ Jesus thought it important enough… to meet [Mark 1:35] with His heavenly Father – Daily…! His; 12-14-16 hour ministry days; were enough to wear down anyone. But He knew the “Importance in Meeting with GOD”… daily in the ‘Morning’. Like the Manna that had to be collected before the sun rise… He, Jesus met with His Father! Do ‘You’ meet with “Your Father”… before the “Press of the Day”… ‘Drains You’ of your ‘time & resources’…? Surely, I am not condemning nor accusing ‘You’…! If ‘You’ say, “We ‘Love’ Jesus”… isn’t it important to follow His example…? Do ‘You’ spend time with Him… in His Holy Word… “BEFORE – YOU”… turn on your Phone; your TV; and yes, even ‘your’ Computer…? What can be so very ‘important’ in your days… that ‘You’ cannot meet with… “HIM–First”…? Absolutely, “Nothing!”
*** (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.
*** (Philippians 2:5) Let this mind be in you; which was also in Christ Jesus:
*** (John 3:30) He [Jesus] must increase; but I [self] must decrease.
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might ‘not’ sin against You [Lord].
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word: is Truth.
*** (2Timothy 2:15) Do your best; to present yourself to God; as an ‘approved’ worker; who has ‘nothing’ to be ashamed of; handling the Word of Truth: with precision.
*** (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 ?
Where do ‘You’ go from here…? Simply remember that ‘You’ are nothing; but a “Steward of your Time!” ‘You’ choose how to spend the… “1440–minutes”… ‘You’ are given each day. What ‘You’ choose to spend it on… is simply part of your: ‘Free Will!’ Have ‘You’ ever said, “I wish I had time for… X-Y-Z”…? Well ‘You’ do…! When I put Christ Jesus “FIRST”… and His Holy Word: FIRST: the rest of the day; seems to fall in place. Yes, even when I was working… “8–10– 12+ hour days”… I went to bed early; and gave Him – Jesus – the first hour of the day! Meeting with Him; in His Holy Word and in Prayer. Yes, even when I was traveling… “Internationally for work”… I got up an hour early; to meet with Him! Is there anything more important than that…? Nathaniel did not think so…!
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!