“Pick & Choose ‘Christian’s’? – 101”
*** (Jeremiah 7:27) So you shall speak all these words to them; but they will ‘not’ listen to you; you shall also call to them; but they will ‘not’ answer you.
*** (Proverbs 1:23-to-29) Turn at my warning; behold, I [God] will pour out my Spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.
(Pro 1:24) Because I [God] called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention;
(Pro 1:25) but you have ‘despised’ all my advice [Words], and would have ‘none’ of my warning.
(Pro 1:26) I [God] also will ‘laugh’ at your trouble; I will ‘mock’ when your fear comes;
(Pro 1:27) when your fear ‘comes’ as a wasting away; and your ruin ‘comes’ like a tempest; when trouble and pain come upon you.
(Pro 1:28) Then they shall call upon Me; and I [God] will ‘not’ answer; they shall seek Me early; but they shall ‘not’ find me;
(Pro 1:29) instead they hated knowledge; and did ‘not’ choose; the fear of the LORD Jehovah.
*** (Jeremiah 11:14) And you: do “Not” pray for this people, “Nor” lift up a cry or prayer for them. For I [God] will “Not” hear them in the time; they cry to Me for their trouble.
*** (Ezekiel 14:14) And though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it; they should deliver “Only” their own souls by their righteousness; says the Lord Jehovah.
Are ‘You’ a Christian…? Do ‘You’ look ‘ONLY’ for the “Positive Promises” of GOD… and then “Leave OUT”… His Warnings…? Many speak a… “Disdain for Negative People”… much like OT Israel did against; the ‘Warnings from GOD!’ If ‘You’ really knew your Bible: ‘You’ would know… Very Different! Verse for verse… Christ Jesus spoke more about “Judgment & Damnation”… then about ‘Heaven & Blessings’. It is the same with: the OT Prophets and OT Israel. They were Warned: –> “Over & Over Again”… and still: “Never ‘Wholly’ Repented!” Today, many Americans who call themselves Christian: and are “Identical!” At least the OT Jew; read & studied the Holy Word of God. They at least… knew ‘what’ was required of them. The NT Christian… does ‘Not’ even: “Want to Know!” They simply “Grace Away” all sin in their own lives… and in the lives of ‘Others!’ Say it isn’t So…? When was the last time… “Matthew 18:15-to-18” –> Church Discipline… was performed in your Church…? Never…?
*** (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."
*** (Proverbs 27:5-6) Open rebuke is better than secret love.
(Pro 27:6) Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
*** (1Corinthains 6:1-to-6) When one of you has a complaint against another; does he dare to take it before the unrighteous: and –> not before the saints?
(1Cor 6:2) You know that the saints will rule the world, don't you? And if the world is going to be ruled by you; can't you handle insignificant cases?
(1Cor 6:3) You know that we will rule angels, not to mention things in this life, don't you?
(1Cor 6:4) So if you have cases dealing with this life, why do you appoint as judges people who have no standing in the church?
(1Cor 6:5) I say this to make you feel ashamed. Has it come to this, that there is not one person among you who is wise enough to settle disagreements between brothers?
(1Cor 6:6) Instead, one brother goes to court against another brother, and before unbelievers at that!
*** (Luke 17:3) Take heed to yourselves. If your brother trespasses against you; rebuke him. And if he repents; forgive him.
It is “Demanded… by the Scriptures”…. that we “Choose [JUDGE]”… between “Good & Evil”… by “JUDGING”… by Using the Holy Word of God!
“Judge Not – 101”…Blog.
Surely ‘You’ do not: ‘Pick & Choose’… or do ‘You’…? Surely ‘You’ read through the “Complete Bible”… at least once a year… or do ‘You’…? You did say that… ‘You Love Jesus’… didn’t ‘You’…? Sorry No: I am not accusing nor excusing ‘You’…! If I did not love the Body of Christ, His Church: I would keep Silent… as most other ‘Do!’ The intense decline of the “True Spirituality” among… “American Christians”… ‘Parallels’ that of OT Israel. Life is not made up of a few major decisions! It is a compilation of millions of simple decisions that add up. In your daily walk in this Life… ‘You’ choose between “Christ’s Way”… or the world’s way. If ‘You’… do ‘not’ know what “His Holy Word” -> “Says & Preaches”: how then, can ‘You’ make the “Right Decisions”…? Or perhaps ‘You’ simply choose between the: “Least of Two Evils”…? Surely that is ‘Not’ what He meant by… “Life more abundantly”…? Remember Peter walked on the water… till he looked at his situation… and then begun to Sink! Did ‘You’ ever wonder why the Holy Word of God says… “But by Every Word of God: “Matt 4:4 & Luke 4:4 & Deuteronomy 8:3”
*** (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.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus]; Lord, Lord, and “do not do” what I [Jesus] say? [James 1:22]
*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Do your very best to present yourself to God; as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of: by handling the Word of Truth –> with “Precision”.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,
*** (2Timothy 3:14-to-17) But continue in the things that you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from Whom you have learned them, [John 14:15-16-17]
(2Tim 3:15) and that from a child: you have known the Holy Scriptures; which are able to make you wise to salvation; through faith in Christ Jesus. [Romans 10:17]
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for Doctrine; for Reproof; for Correction; for Instruction in Righteousness, [2Peter 1:2-to-10]
(2Tim 3:17) that the man of God may be perfected [Matthew 5:48]; thoroughly furnished to every good work.
Doctrine -> One Way!
Reproof -> Wrong Way!
Correction -> Turn Around!
Instruction -> Only This Way!
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of the LORD was unto them: precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might Go: and fall Backward [Backslide]: and be Broken: and Snared: and Taken. [Entrapped by Sin]
Just perhaps ‘You’ have tried… to develop this discipline in your life…? Did ‘You’ know that Christ Jesus got up early ‘each & every’ morning… to meet with His Heavenly Father…? Think about the day He was crucified…? The day before He was up early, before day: meeting the His Father GOD. He was up all day with His disciples. He had the “Passover Seder” that evening. Went to the Garden to pray; and was Arrested by the Jews! He spent all night in an… “Illegal ‘Night’ Trial”… without a “Quorum of Elders”. Tried by Pilot in the AM… flogged… which almost killed most men. Then went to the ‘Cross to be Crucified’. Hung on the cross from noon to 3 PM and then died. That was about 31 hours without sleep. Please, then explain why then ‘You’ cannot meet with Him… in His Holy Word…?
“Growing ‘Spiritually?’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (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.
*** (1Samuel 2:30) And Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah the LORD says, = Be it far from Me! = For those who honor “Me” [God] I will ‘honor’, = and those that think little of Me shall be ‘lightly’ regarded.
*** (2Samuel 24:24) And the king said to Araunah, No, but I will surely buy from you at a price. = And I will not offer burnt offerings = to Jehovah my God = of that which costs me nothing. = And David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Have ‘You’ ever started a project… and then left it “Unfinished”…? Each & every day… is a new opportunity to… “Start Over” with Christ Jesus! Like anything else in life… planning is needed. “Roger Banister” was the first man to run a… “4 - minute mile!” But within 6 months, others had done it also. Remember Christ Jesus called us a… “His Soldiers”…! As a Veteran, I can ‘never’ remember being allowed to… miss duty call. So too, as a Soldier of Christ: “Discipline -> Your Own Self”…!
*** (Lamentations 3:22-23) It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
(Lam 3:23) They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out; then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace; then how will you do in the swelling [overflow] of the Jordan?
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others; I myself will not somehow be disqualified.
*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; even that which he has.
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
*** (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 [Damnation].
*** (Jeremiah 20:9) Then I said, I will not mention Him [God]; nor speak in His name any more. But His Word was in my heart –> like a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I was weary with holding in; and I could not stop. [Jeremiah 23:29]
*** (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].
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!