“Blessed are the: Poor in spirit – 101” …Blog.
*** (Matthew 5:3) Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
*** (1Jn 5:19) We know that we are from God; and that the whole world –> lies under the control of the evil one. [Luke 4:6]
*** (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.
Surely ‘You’ have heard of the… Beatitudes spoken by Christ Jesus…? It is often called, ‘The Sermon on the Mount. Many who have ‘only’ religion… often use these to substitute: for the rest of the Word of God; in the Bible. They actually do so… to their own damnation! Much like the “Pharisees, Scribes, Lawyers & Sadducees”… who replaced the Holy Word of God… with the “Talmud & the ‘Traditions’ of the Elders”…! What does… “Poor in spirit”… really mean? Is it those who do ‘Not’ have the Holy Spirit; being unbelievers…? Does it mean believers… who are ‘Not’ filled with the Holy Spirit of God…? Perhaps compare ‘Other Scriptures’ and see what this really means? Did ‘You’ first see: for theirs is the ‘Kingdom of Heaven?’ This speaks about Believers: ‘Not’ unbelievers! It means “Poor”… in the spirit of the world…! In other words… their praise is from God… and… ‘Not’ from mankind!
*** (Luke 6:26) How terrible it will be for you when everyone says nice things about you; for that's the way their ancestors used to treat the false prophets!"
*** (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!
*** (1Jn 2:15-to-17) Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If ‘Anyone’ persists in loving the world; -> the Father's love is ‘Not’ in him.
(1Jn 2:16) For everything that is in the world –> the desire for fleshly gratification; the desire for possessions; and worldly arrogance –> is ‘Not’ from the Father [God] –> but is from the world.
(1Jn 2:17) And the world and its desires are fading away; but the person who does God's will [Word] remains forever. [Luke 6:46 & James 1:22]
*** (Jas 4:4-to-10) You adulterers and adulteresses! Don't you know that friendship with the world means ‘Hostility’ with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world: –> is an ‘Enemy’ -> of God.
(Jas 4:5) Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says; that the Spirit that God caused ‘> to live in us [Romans 8:9] -> jealously yearns for us?
(Jas 4:6) But He gives all the more grace. And so He says, "God ‘opposes’ the arrogant: but ‘gives’ grace to the humble."
(Jas 4:7) Therefore, ‘Submit’ yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God; and He will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts: -> you double-minded.
(Jas 4:9) Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning; and your joy into gloom.
(Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves before the Lord; and He will exalt you.
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD Jehovah require of you; but to do justice; and to love mercy; and to walk ‘humbly’ with your God?
*** (Matthew 12:30) "The person who isn't with Me [Jesus] -> is against Me; and the person who doesn't ‘Gather’ with Me [Jesus] -> ‘Scatters’.
“The Christian & ‘Super Bowl 2011’ – 101” …Blog.
Do ‘You’ now understand… what poor in spirit is…? Is the “Kingdom of Heaven”: the Goal… for your Life…? Or is it… “Whoever has the ‘Most Toys’ –> Wins?” That is simply the ‘Contrast’ that Christ Jesus made. Religion or Him…? Is it any different ‘Today’…? Cam you remember a short… ‘20-years’ ago? Most did not have a Cell Phones! Yet today, there are few that do not have one. Does that make them… “More Spiritual or Less Spiritual”…? The correct response would be… “You cannot compare: Apples & Oranges!” Actually True Biblical Spiritually is measured in… “Simple Obedience to the Holy Word of God!” Remember, it is ‘Not’ what your ‘Church or Denomination’ says… But what the Holy Word of GOD says…! Is Christ Jesus your “Lord & Savior”… or do ‘You’ just call Him: your buddy? Are ‘You’ poor in the spirit of this world… and: Rich in Obedience to: His Holy Word…?
*** (Luke 22:42) saying, Father [God], if You are willing; remove this cup from Me [Jesus]. Yet not My will: -> but Yours be ‘done’. [John 10:17-18]
*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things are delivered to Me [Jesus]; by My Father [God]. And no one –> knows the Son: except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father: –> except the Son: and the one –> to whom the Son [Jesus] will reveal Him [God].
(Matt 11:28) Come to Me [Jesus]; all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
(Matt 11:29) Take My yoke on you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you shall find rest to your souls.
(Matt 11:30) For My yoke is easy; and My burden is light.
*** (John 12:44-to-50) But Jesus cried out and said; He who believes on Me does ‘not’ believe on Me: but on Him [God]: Who sent Me.
(John 12:45) And he who sees Me: sees Him who sent Me.
(John 12:46) I have come as a Light into the world; so that whoever believes on Me should ‘not’ remain in darkness.
(John 12:47) And if any one hears My Words and does not believe, I do not judge him [now]; for I do not [now] come to judge the world; but to save the world.
(John 12:48) He who rejects Me and does ‘not’ receive My Words -> has one who judges him; the Word that I have spoken; the same shall judge him in -> the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] have not spoken of Myself; but the Father [God]; Who sent Me –> gave Me a command: what I should Say: and what I should Speak.
(John 12:50) And I know that His command is life everlasting. Therefore whatever I speak; even as the Father said to Me, so I speak.
*** (Jeremiah 48:10) ‘Cursed’ is he who does the work of Jehovah the LORD deceitfully; and ‘Cursed’ is he who keeps back his sword from blood. [judgment]
“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Corinthains 5:11-12-13) But now I am writing to you to stop associating with -> any so-called brother: if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. With such a person you must even stop eating.
(1Cor 5:12) After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are inside, aren't you?
(1Cor 5:13) God will judge outsiders. "Put that wicked man away from you."
As ‘You’ begin to read through the Scriptures… start comparing Jesus’ obedience to His Father: and that of the rest of His People “Israel”…? Today, many call themselves Christian… but ‘Few’ really are. Remember, I did ‘Not’ say that… “Christ Jesus” did…! Where…? Please open your Bible and read out loud… “Matthew 7:21-22-23”…? Christ Jesus did ‘Not’ say… ‘Few or Some’… but He said “Many!” Is it any different here in America…? Forget about everyone else… how about ‘You’…? Are ‘You’ poor in the spirit of this world…? Do ‘You’… ‘Read & Study’ the Holy Word of God… “Daily?” “If Not… Why Not”…? How many hours daily… do ‘You’ watch: “Videos or TV”…? Did ‘You’ realize that they… “Portray the false spirit: of this Age & World?” When they portray ‘Christianity’… they do so: “Wrongly & Mockingly!” The World is ‘Not’ our friend… but the “Enemies” of Christ Jesus and His Kingdom! Why else would He… give to His… a New Heaven & New Earth… where ONLY: Righteousness & Holiness are Supreme?
*** (2Corinthains 10:12) For we dare not make ourselves of the number; or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves; and comparing themselves among themselves; are ‘not’ wise. [but Foolish]
*** (Romans 12:1-to-4) 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. [2Corinthains 4:16]
(Rom 12:3) For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you; ‘not’ to think of yourself more highly than you should think; -> rather to think of yourself with sober judgment: on the measure of faith that God has ‘assigned’ each of you.
(Rom 12:4) For we have many parts in one body; but these parts do ‘not’ all have the same function. [office]
“Christian or: Born Again ‘Disciple’ – 101” …Blog
*** (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 [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates? [Jude 1:19]
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you; according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the unlearned and unstable = pervert, = as also they do the rest of the = SCRIPTURES, = to their own destruction.
*** (John 12:48) He who rejects Me [Jesus] and does not receive My Words; has One who judges him; the Word that I have spoken; the same shall ‘Judge’ him in the “Last Day”.
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving kindness; and for Your Truth's sake; for You have magnified = Your WORD = Above “ALL” –> Your Name.
“Who is = The Word – 101?”…Blog.
*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble than those of Thessalonica; in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind; and searched the Scriptures daily; to see if those things were so. [Or Not?]
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!