“Are You ‘TEMPTED?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Jn 2:15) Do not love the world; nor the things in the world. If ‘anyone’ loves the world; the love of the Father [God] is not in him,
(1Jn 2:16) because, “ALL” that is in the world; the lust of the flesh; and the lust of the eyes; and the pride of life; is not of the Father [God]; but is of the world.
(1Jn 2:17) And the world passes away; and the lust of it; but he who does the will [Word] of God abides forever. [James 1:22 & Luke 6:46]
*** (James 4:4) Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you ‘Not Know’; that the friendship of the world; is enmity [war] with God? Therefore whoever desires; to be a friend of the world; is the ‘Enemy’ of God.
*** (James 1:13-to-16) When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil; nor does he tempt anyone.
(Jas 1:14) Instead, each person is tempted, by his own desire; being lured; and trapped by it.
(Jas 1:15) When that desire becomes pregnant; it gives birth to sin; and when that sin grows up; it gives birth to death.
(Jas 1:16) Do not be deceived; my dear brothers.
*** (Proverbs 5:22) His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself; and he shall be held with the cords [noose] of his sin.
“The Devil made ‘Me’ do it”…! “Absolutely… NOT!” If ‘You’ are ‘Truly Born Again’ by the Holy Spirit; He, the Holy Spirit of God… indwells ‘You’….! Surely God is mightier than Satan! The above Bible verses validate that “SIN/SINS”… are simply ‘Your’ choice! ‘You’ choose to entertain “SIN/SINS”… and then ‘You’ wonder why ‘You’ find yourself “Trapped” by it? Where does “SIN/SINS”… manifest themselves…? Your “Mind & Heart” is where this ‘Battleground’ takes place. In the above Scriptures; the Lust of the Flesh; the Lust of the Eyes; and the Pride of Life… all begin FIRST: “Within You”. Advertizing and Movies portray a ‘Fantasy Life’… that is “Without Consequences!” But SIN/SINS do have real life consequences… as ‘You’ well know. When we choose ‘SIN/SINS’… we will surely; “Loose the Peace of GOD”… within our lives!
*** (Isaiah 32:17) And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the service of righteousness shall be; quietness and hope forever.
*** (John 14:27) Peace I [Jesus] leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid.
*** (1Jn 5:19) We know that we are from God; and that the whole world; lies under the control of the evil one.
*** (1Timothy 1:19) holding faith and a good conscience; which some have put away; and made ‘shipwreck’ as to faith.
*** (1Corinthians 3:16-17) Do you not know that you are a temple of God; and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
(1Co 3:17) If anyone defiles the temple of God; God shall destroy him. For the temple of God is holy; which you are.
*** (1Peter 1:13-to-17) Therefore, prepare your minds for action; keep a clear head; and set your hope completely on the grace to be given you; when Jesus Christ is revealed.
(1Pe 1:14) As obedient children; do not be shaped by the desires; that you once had in your ignorance.
(1Pe 1:15) Instead, just as the One [God]; Who called you is holy; be holy in ‘every aspect’ of your life.
(1Pe 1:16) For it is written, "You must be holy; because I [God] am holy."
(1Pe 1:17) If you call "Father" [God]; the One, Who judges everyone impartially; according to what he has done; you must live in –> the fear of the Lord <– as long as you are strangers here.
The Fear of God – 101 Blog [1/3]
What do I do when I… “SIN?” How do I define SIN/SINS…? The Holy Word of GOD defines SIN/SIN as Lawlessness! A ‘Violation’ of the “Holy ‘LAW’ of GOD”… plain & simple… a ‘Violation’ of the “Holy ‘WORD’ of God!” Perhaps that is “WHY”… so very many that ‘Say’ they are Christians… and then continue to ‘Live’ in SIN/SINS! And then they; Grace Away SIN/SINS! Their thinking goes something like this; Jesus died for all my Sins; and He knows that we all Sin! Those people have “Never”… been Born Again: by the Holy Spirit of GOD! They have only a ‘Religion’ and all its Trappings! They have ‘Never’ submitted themselves; to the Lordship of Christ Jesus! They have ‘Never’ submitted themselves; to the Holy Word of GOD! Christ Jesus always ‘Obeyed’ His Father! Even to the death of the Cross. And yet, Many more still… Never ‘read & study’ their Bibles!
*** (1Jn 3:4) Everyone who ‘practices’ sin; also practices lawlessness; for sin is lawlessness.
*** (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 8:29-to-32) And He [God]; Who sent Me [Jesus]; is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone; for I always do those things which please Him.
(John 8:30) As He 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.
*** (Philippians 2:5-to-8) For let 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. [1Corinthains 5:7 Christ our Passover]
(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.
“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.
'YOU' Choose: Which STEPS Are You Taking?: 'UP ?' -or- 'Down ?'
1.First: 'THOUGHT' [Each & Every Thought: They Lead to Actions!]
2.Then: 'CONSIDERATION' [To Do or Not To Do; for Good or Evil?]
3.Then: 'ATTITUDE' [Of the Spirit of God ‘or’ Your Prideful Flesh?]
4.Then: 'ACTION' [ From the Word ‘or’ What the Flesh Desires?]
5.Then: 'HABIT' [Good or Bad?] [Test with the Word, James 1:22]
6.Then: 'STRONGHOLD' [LIFESTYLE: for Good or for Evil?]
7. Finally: 'LIFESTYLE' [Your WITNESS-For God ‘or’ for your Self?]
*** (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 Strongholds
(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 & 1John 1:5-to-10]
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and forsakes them: shall have mercy.
*** (1John 1:5-to-10) And this is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you; that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
(1Jn 1:6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him; and walk in darkness; we ‘lie’ and do not ‘practice’ the Truth. [John 17:17 & John 8:29]
(1Jn 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light; we have fellowship with one another; and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If we say that we have no sin; we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If we confess our sins; He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins; and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If we say that we have not sinned; we make Him a liar; and His Word is not in us.
“The ‘Siblings’ of “Believing = Faith” – 101”…Blog.
Each if us know; when we Sin! At that very moment; we ‘Choose’ the steps; that will lead to our ‘Demise’… or to our ‘Holiness!’ If we are willing to Deal with IT… “Immediately”… we will have the ‘Peace of God!’ But when we “Choose to Disobey”… it will only lead to… “More Disobedience!” Surely God, “Spanks & Chastens” His real children! Do ‘You’ need a “Spanking from GOD”…? This “Battle of the Heart & Mind”… ‘Never Ends!’ The World will always try and make us “FIT!” Remember we have all Eternity to be Happy! Christ Jesus gave us His Holy Spirit [Romans 8:9]… to that we would be Obedient: as He Jesus was to His Father [God]…! Your free will often excuses SIN/SIN… as just life; as an excuse. An “Excuse” is simply a “Skin of a ‘LIE’… stuffed with a Reason”…! What SIN/SINS have ‘You’… simply excused away…? Or did ‘You’… Confess & Forsake’ them…? [Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10]
*** (1Corinthains 11:30) That's why so many of you are Weak; and Sick; and a considerable number are Dying.
*** (Romans 6:1-2) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin; that grace may abound?
(Rom 6:2) God forbid. How shall we; that are dead to sin; live any longer therein?
*** (Hebrews 12:5-to-8) You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline; or give up when you are corrected by Him.
(Heb 12:6) For the Lord disciplines the one he loves; and he punishes every son he accepts."
(Heb 12:7) What you endure is for the sake of discipline. God is treating you as sons. Is there a son whom his father does not discipline? [No!]
(Heb 12:8) Now if you are without any discipline; in which all [claim to be] sons share; then you are illegitimate [Bastards]; and not his sons.
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].
“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 101” …Blog. [1/4]
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 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!
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!