“YOUR: Belief in ‘Christ Jesus?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Jeremiah 29:13) And you shall seek Me [God] and find Me; when you search for Me with all your heart.
*** (Romans 10:9-10-11) If you ‘declare’ with your mouth that Jesus is Lord; and ‘believe’ in your heart that God raised him from the dead; you will be saved.
(Rom 10:10) For a person ‘believes with his heart’; and is justified; and a person declares with his mouth and is saved. [Acts 15:8-9]
(Rom 10:11) For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in Him; will not be ashamed.” [John 7:38-39]
*** (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 [Jesus]; were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had not yet been glorified. [Luke 24:49 & Acts 2:1-4 & Romans 8:9]
Is your belief in “Christ Jesus”… with the head; the heart; or with “Both?” Why do the… “Many”… say they “Believe in Jesus”… and then live lives “Contrary to His Holy Word”…? May I suggest there are three types of… “Believers in Jesus”…? Did ‘You’ notice; that when addressing Him correctly: “Christ Jesus” or “Jesus the Messiah” is used. Many simply use the Familiar address; “Jesus!” Perhaps it is because their ‘Belief’ in Jesus is… “Not a Saving Faith!” Here in America and in other counties, Christmas is celebrated. So is Easter in the spring. But in their… “Day to Day” walk with Him: “Much is Missing!” Too many take the ‘Familiar & Casual’ approach to Him… the Lord of Lords & King of Kings! He has simply become the “Buddy to the Many”… Who ‘NEVER’… holds them to the “Total Accountability of His Holy Word!” He is not ‘Reverenced’ or ‘Held in Esteem’… because the “Many”… do not truly know Him…! “Knowing ‘About’ Jesus”… is ‘NOT’… “KNOWING” Him: With ‘Saving’ Faith!”
*** (1Jn 2:19) They left us; but they were not part of us; for if they had been part of us; they would have continued with us. They simply made it clear; that none of them’ was really part of us.
*** (Jude 1:19) These are those setting themselves apart; They are worldly; devoid of the Spirit. Not having the [Holy] Spirit. [Romans 8:9]
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh; but in the Spirit; if the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone; has not the Spirit of Christ; he is none of His.
*** (Hebrews 4:2) For also we have had the gospel preached; as well as them. But the Word preached did not profit them; not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
*** (Ephesians 4:30) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God: by Whom you are ‘sealed’ until the day of redemption.
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May I simply suggest… that there are “Three Types of Believers”…? First those “True Believers”… who are Truly Born Again: by the Holy Spirit of GOD! They have a Spiritual ‘hunger & thirst’ for His Holy Word! They ‘daily’ seek Him in His Holy Word… and what He would have them to do for Him! They boldly speak… “His Truth & His Holy Word”… and are often chastised by the other “Supposed Believers”… as being “Critical & Fault Finding!” These “True Believers”… ‘Simply & Wholly’… “Believe The Scriptures: ‘Without’ Any Reservations!” They use the Spiritual Discernment given by the Holy Word of God and the Holy Spirit… and CALL: ‘Evil & Good’ accordingly… as the Scriptures do! Their ‘Life Verses’ are… “Ezekiel 2:8 & Jeremiah 1:8”…!
*** (1Peter 3:15-16) but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready ‘always’ to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope in you; with meekness and fear;
(1Pet 3:16) having a good conscience; that while they speak against you as evildoers; they may be shamed; those falsely accusing your good behavior in Christ.
*** (John 4:23-24) But the hour is coming, and now is; when the ‘True Worshipers’ shall worship the Father: in Spirit and Truth [John 17:17]; for the Father [God]; seeks such to worship Him.
(John 4:24) God is a Spirit; and they who worship Him; must worship in Spirit and in Truth.
*** (Romans 12:1-2) I therefore urge you, brothers; in view of God's mercies; to offer your bodies as living sacrifices; that are holy and pleasing to God; for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
(Rom 12:2) Do not be conformed to this world; but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds; so that you may be able to determine what God's will is-what is proper; pleasing, and perfect. [1Corinthains 4:16 & John 15:1-2-3]
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those: = who call evil good and good evil; = who put darkness for light and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
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The ‘Second Group’ are “Unbelievers”… who are ‘Only Intellectually’ convinced; of the Gospel. Their ‘Faith in Jesus’… is only cultural and often use the phrase; ‘God Bless America!’ He, Jesus; is their ‘Best Friend & Buddy!’ Why else would they call themselves Christians…? They say they… Believe the Bible; but Never: ‘Read & Study & Practice’ its… “Holy Words & Commands!” They often call the one who does a; ‘Legalist or Bible Thumper!’ To them, “God” is on their side… and stands for their political ‘party & candidate’. Their Jesus is simply a ‘Santa Clause’ at their beacon call… to give them the finer things of this life! They have NO: Spiritual concern for the ‘Spiritually Lost & Dying Sinners!’ To them evangelism… is to get others to… ‘Vote & Believe’ as they do! They are ‘truly’ the modern day… ‘Pharisees, Scribes & Lawyers’… of Jesus’ day! They boldly display their “Denominational Party Spirit”… but are void of “True Spiritual Truth!” They always say… “God is on their Side!”
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you! For so their fathers did: to the false prophets.
*** (Hebrews 2:15) and deliver those who through fear of death; were all their lifetime; subject to bondage.
*** (1Corinthains 1:12-13-14) This is what I mean: Each of you is saying, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.”
(1Co 1:13) Has Christ been divided? Paul wasn't crucified for you, was He? You weren't baptized in Paul's name, were you?
(1Co 1:14) I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Chrispus and Gaius,
Did “Christ JESUS”… Say… “Some”… “Few”… or… “MANY”… ? ? ?
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) NOT Everyone = who says to Me [Jesus], Lord! Lord! Shall enter the kingdom of Heaven; but he who ‘does’ the will of My Father [God] in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) “MANY” = will say to Me [Jesus] in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name; and through Your name; throw out demons; and through Your name; do many wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then I [Jesus] will say to them = I ‘never’ knew you! = Depart from Me; those working lawlessness! [Isaiah 28:19]
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And the Third… are those who are ‘attracted’ to the Gospel; and the person of Christ… but have made ‘NO’ eternal commitment to Him; or have reached a ‘final conclusion’ about Him. These ones are not sure of anything Spiritual. They sometimes question Spiritual things; but have made no concrete conclusion about, ‘Life & Eternity!’ They are sometimes truly searching; and sometimes not. But their general Spiritual agenda is… “Mostly Undecided!” Without realizing… “Not to Decide – Is to Decide”… they ‘may or may not’… come to the True Faith in Christ Jesus. Each time they put off that Eternal Decision for Christ… they become a little more unsure; of the Truth. Perhaps when faced with the death of a loved one; they are forced into a decision. Sooner rather than Later; they will find their hearts being Hardened. Those who are the True Believers… must pray and share The Truth of the Holy Word of GOD… for one of these!
*** (Matthew 13:19) When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.
*** (1Kings 18:21) And Elijah came to all the people and said, How long are you limping over two opinions? If Jehovah the LORD is God; follow Him. But if Baal is God; then follow him. And the people did not ‘answer’ him a word.
*** (1Corinthains 16:22) If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ; let him be accursed [Damned]. The Lord comes [Again]!
*** (2Co 4:3) So if our gospel is veiled; it is veiled to those who are dying.
(2Co 4:4) In their case; the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe; to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of Christ; Who is the image of God.
(2Co 4:5) For we do not preach ourselves; but Jesus Christ as Lord; and ourselves as merely your servants for Jesus' sake.
(2Co 4:6) For God, Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shined in our hearts; to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory; in the face of Jesus Christ.
*** (John 3:19-20) 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.
(John 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.
*** (2Timothy 2:23-to-26) But avoid foolish and unlearned [Stupid] questions; knowing that they give birth to strife’s.
(2Tim 2:24) But the servant of the Lord must not strive; but to be gentle to all; apt to teach, patient;
(2Tim 2:25) in meekness instructing those who oppose; if perhaps God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth, [Acts 17:30-31]
(2Tim 2:26) and that they ‘awake’ out of the snare of the Devil; having been taken ‘captive’ by him, so as to do the will of that one.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you’ unless you are reprobates?
*** (Acts 20:27) For I did ‘Not’ keep back; from declaring to you; “ALL” the counsel of God.
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Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!