“One Hand, one Foot & one Eye – 101” …Blog.
*** (Mark 9:43-to-48) So if your HAND causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life injured than to have two hands and go to hell, to the fire that cannot be put out.
(Mark 9:44) In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.
(Mark 9:45) And if your FOOT causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.
(Mark 9:46) In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.
(Mark 9:47) And if your EYE causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell.
(Mark 9:48) In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.
*** (James 1:22) But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written that "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God."
Have ‘You’ ever wondered… about these Bible verses…? Or did ‘You’ just read over them wondering ‘Why’ they are in the Scriptures? Did Christ Jesus suggest bodily mutilation to keep one from Sinning? Are they a “Direct Command”… or just a ‘Suggestion’…? May I simply suggest: “None of the above!” Often times Christian will try and make; the Scriptures say something they don’t. The text is often the Context… but they will have to be compared with other Bible verses. Well, are ‘You’ to do these things… to keep from sinning: “Yes or No”…? SIN is the root problem; SINS are the fruit of our Heart! Are they always carried out ‘Physically’… or do ‘You’ entertain: Sin in your Mind: ‘First?’ May I simply suggest, that we are ‘NOT’… to literally obey theses verses… but see them ‘Exactly’ what they were meant to convey.
*** (Romans 6:16) Don't you know; that when you offer yourselves to someone; as obedient slaves; you are slaves of the one you ‘Obey’ –> either of Sin; which leads to Death; or of ‘Obedience’ –> which leads to Righteousness?
*** (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 [lust]; being lured and trapped by it.
(Jas 1:15) When that desire [lust] becomes pregnant; it gives birth to Sin; and when that sin grows up [matures]; it gives birth to Death.
(Jas 1:16) Do ‘not’ be deceived; my dear brothers.
*** (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 2:21) I have not written to you because you do not know the Truth; but because you know it; and know that –> no Lie –> is of the Truth.
“Are You ‘TEMPTED?’ – 101” …Blog.
Simply Put: The Foot: is where ‘You’ go!
The Hand: is what ‘You’ do!
The Eye: is what ‘You’ see!
If ‘You’ will spend some time and re-read Genesis 3… see how Eve: was easily temped in these three modalities. Do ‘You’ know anyone who was redeemed from an Addiction [Choice]? One friend of mine does not go anywhere; where liquor is openly sold.. He does not even walk in the Beer aisle in the grocery store. Hardly ever are we shown the results of “Alcohol & Car Accidents” I am a lifelong ‘Non-Smoker’. Both my parents smoked; as well as my brother & sister. While visiting Canada, I noticed the Cigarette packs have… “Colored Pictures” of human organs: “Damaged by Cigarette Smoking! Here in America, the ‘Cigarette lobby’ and the “Government Tax Revenue”… have prevented this ‘same’ pictorial warning. These Traps are easily portrayed as “Good & Pleasurable!” Remember the Sin is first in your “Heart & Mind” and then your… “Hand, Foot & Eye”… are the simply the …“Facilitators!”
“Open ‘HEART’ Surgery – 101” …Blog.
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my -> “HEART” -> so that I might ‘not’ sin against You [Lord].
*** (Job 31:1) I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a virgin?
*** (2Peter 2:14-15-16) With eyes full of adultery, they cannot get enough of sin. They seduce unsteady souls and have had their hearts expertly trained in greed. They are doomed to a curse.
(2Pet 2:15) They have left the straight path and wandered off to follow the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the reward he got for doing wrong.
(2Pet 2:16) But he was rebuked for his offense. A donkey that normally cannot talk -> spoke with a human voice: and restrained the prophet's double mindedness.
*** (1Corinthains 6:18-19-20) Keep on running away from sexual immorality. Any other sin that a person commits is outside his body, but the person who sins sexually sins against his own body.
(1Cor 6:19) You know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God, don't you? You do not belong to yourselves,
(1Cor 6:20) because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.
*** (2Timothey 2:21-22-23) Therefore, if anyone stops associating with these people, he will become a special utensil, set apart for the owner's use, prepared for every good work.
(2Tim 2:22) Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.
(2Tim 2:23) Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments.
*** (Ephesians 4:28-to-32) The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might have something to give to the needy.
(Eph 4:29) Let no filthy talk come out of your mouths, but only what is good for building up as the need may be. This way you will give grace to those who hear you.
(Eph 4:30) Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
(Eph 4:31) Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred.
(Eph 4:32) And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in Christ.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do Not do - what I say?
“Whose your ‘Daddy’ – 101?”…Blog.
Do ‘You’ spend time in His Holy Word… ‘Daily?’ Have ‘You’ ever wondered why so very many… “Do Not”…? Here in America, about “85+%” say they are Christians. Christ Jesus rose every morning before dawn… and met with His Heavenly Father! His 14+ hour days of ministry would not have been possible… without this Spiritual strength. Please allow me to ask ‘You’…? What do ‘You’… do daily to feed your… “Inner Man”…? Where do ‘You’ get the ‘Spiritual Strength’… and presence of mind: to speak for “Christ Jesus”…? Do ‘You’ turn on your “Cell Phone”… before meeting with Christ Jesus: in His Holy Word…? How about your Computer: to check your Face Book or Twitter page…? What about the TV or Radio: or is it ‘You’ cannot function in the… “Silence of Life”…?
*** (Psalms 46:10) Be still; and know that I am God! I will be praised among the nations; I will be praised in the earth.
“Be Still – 101”…Blog.
*** (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. [John 15:1-2-3]
*** (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.
*** (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.
*** (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 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.
*** (Proverbs 30:4) Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name? Surely you know.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do Not do - what I say?
“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.
Today, what have ‘You’ done with your… “Feet & Hands & Eyes”…? Have ‘You’ given them back to Him: to the… ‘Reasonable Service’… that the Holy Word of God: “Speaks About?” Have ‘You’ made yourself available for His Work…? Or have ‘You’ simply relaxed and entertained… “Only Yourself”…? Remember an Oak tree does not grow strong overnight. A Diamond is not easily ‘cut & polished’. Nor is Gold purified: except in the hottest furnace. Are ‘You’ available for His [Christ Jesus]… “Use”…?
*** (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.
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!