“Take up your Cross: ‘Rejection’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Matthew 10:34-to-38) Do not think that I [Jesus] have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to send peace; but a Sword.
(Matt 10:35) For I [Jesus] have come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
(Matt 10:36) And a man's foes –> shall be those of his own household.
(Matt 10:37) He who loves father or mother more than Me; is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me; is not worthy of Me.
(Matt 10:38) And he who does not take up his Cross; and follow Me is not worthy of Me.
*** (Luke 14:26-27) If anyone comes to Me [Jesus] and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes; and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever does not bear his Cross; and come after Me; he cannot be My disciple.
*** (Romans 12:1-2) I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.
(Rom 12:2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what is that good and pleasing and perfect will of God.
Do ‘You’ have a Cross…? If ‘You’ are truly Born Again by His Holy Spirit… then ‘You’ have one! Probably the hardest to bare; is the one that involves those interpersonal relations with “Family & Friends”. The “Rejection” that Christ Jesus felt from His people Israel… is without comprehension. Only part of it is revealed in the Holy Word of God. But that same type of ‘Rejection’ is experienced by those who stand for God’s Truth: –> His Holy Word! “Many [Pseudo] Christians” reject His Holy Word! Many get angry with those that share “His Truth!” Often times, they will remark, “You are judging me!” When in fact… it is the “Holy Spirit Conviction”… that affects them. They cannot lash out against God… so ‘You’ are the closest person. If ‘You’ truly Love Christ Jesus… how can ‘You’ then be angry about: His Holy Word?
Holy Spirit Conviction - 101
*** (John 16:7-to-17) But I [Jesus] tell you the Truth; it is expedient for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the [Holy Spirit] Comforter will not come to you. But if I depart, I will send Him to you. [John 7:38-39]
(John 16:8) And when that One comes, He will convict the world concerning Sin: and concerning Righteousness: and concerning Judgment. [John 12:48]
(John 16:9) Concerning Sin, because they do not believe on Me [Jesus];
(John 16:10) concerning Righteousness, because I go to My Father [God] and you see Me no more; [Zechariah 12:10]
(John 16:11) concerning Judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. [Revelation 20:10-to-15]
(John 16:12) I [Jesus] have yet many things to say to you; but you cannot bear them now.
(John 16:13) However, when He, the [Holy] Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all Truth. For He shall not speak of Himself, but whatever He hears, He shall speak. And He will announce to you things to come. [Romans 8:9]
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me, for He will receive of Mine and will announce it to you.
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].
*** (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?
*** (Micah 6:8) He has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do justice; and to love mercy; and to walk humbly ‘with’ your God?
“Personal Rejection” is about the hardest to deal with. We all have in our minds, ‘Who’ we really are. But when enough people reject us; we ‘may’ begin to question ourselves. Why do they ‘Reject’ us…? Did I act out of line; or say something offensive? Did I do something to personally offend their… “Belief System?” And that is the “Key!” Christ Jesus, by simply speaking God’s Holy Word… “Offended the Religious” of His day. Their ‘Jewish Religion’ had deviated from the Written Holy Word of God. Instead they had substituted the “Talmud & the Tradition of the Elders!” Religion has simply “Replaced”… what God’s Holy Word: had given complete instructions about. But today, because “Most Christians” are locked into a “Specific Denominational or Church belief system”… the are easily offended: at His Holy Word! Say it isn’t so…? Do ‘You’ validate: what ‘You’ are taught… and then ‘Prove it”… with His Holy Word? “Yes or No”…? If ‘Not’… “Why Not?” [John 12:48]
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do NOT speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them
What are you Protecting – 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.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (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.
*** (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].
*** (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.
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove ALL Things; hold fast to the Good.
“Give them A ‘Warning’ – 101” …Blog.
Their ‘offense & rejection’ is not at ‘You’… but at God! Christ Jesus gave us His example of suffering! Did ‘You’ as His Disciple… really believe that ‘You’ would be free from the “Same?” What about a Mate… who has rejected ‘You?’ Or Children who have rejected one parent for the ‘Other?’ In a divorce situation… one of the parents makes the other the… ‘Bad One!’ Usually it damages the “Children” and their ability to comprehend ‘Spiritual Things’. To honor your “Father & Mother”… is the command of God. The Word does Not say… “Or!” But, in broken home situations… ‘One Parent’ teaches the Children… to hate the other parent! Yes, by direct omission or commission… they teach “Rebellion”… towards that other parent. That type of Child Rejection of the parent… is in itself a “Cross to Bear.” Imagine, calling yourself a Christian… and then teaching your children to… “Reject His Holy Word”…? “Exodus 20:12 & Ephesians 6:2”
*** (1Jn 4:20) Whoever says, "I love God," but hates his brother –> is a Liar. The one who does not love the brother –> whom he has seen –> cannot love a God –> whom he has ‘not’ seen.
*** (1Samuel 15:23) For Rebellion –> is as the Sin of Witchcraft; and stubbornness is as iniquity and idol-worship. Because you have rejected the Word of the LORD Jehovah, He has also rejected you from being king!
*** (Luke 17:1) Jesus said to his disciples, "It is inevitable that temptations to sin will come, but how terrible it will be –> for the person –> through whom they come!
(Luke 17:2) It would be better for him if –> a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea –> than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
*** (1Peter 4:1-to-5) Therefore, since Christ suffered in the sphere of the flesh, you, too, must arm yourselves with the same determination. For the person who has suffered in the sphere of the flesh has stopped sinning,
(1Pet 4:2) so that he can live the rest of his time in the flesh guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.
(1Pet 4:3) For you spent enough time in the past doing what the gentiles like to do, living in sensuality, sinful desires, drunkenness, wild celebrations, drinking parties, and detestable idolatry.
(1Pet 4:4) They insult you now because they are surprised that you are no longer joining them in the same excesses of wild living.
(1Pet 4:5) They will give an account to the One: Who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
*** (Matthew 23:37) "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones to death those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you didn't want to!
(Matt 23:38) Look! Your house is left to you deserted!
Christ Jesus came as the Passover Lamb of God! Israel had “Rejected Him”… as they had done to the Prophets and Men of God… who continually warned them. So when ‘You’… continually warn those Others… who say they ‘Know Jesus’… do not think it strange when they “Reject You!” The more of His Holy Word… ‘You’ hide in your heart… the greater your faith! Remember, we will all stand before Him… and give an account. Their rejection of Him… will be their loss… and not yours! I see all sorts of Christians… claiming the promises of God… but ‘No One’… claims the Rejection He Christ suffered. How old will ‘You’ be in one year? How old will ‘You’ be in one year from now if… ‘You’ dedicate time each day to… “Know Him & His Holy Word”…?
“Christian or: Born Again ‘Disciple’ – 101” …Blog
*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this Treasure [Romans 8:9] in earthen [our human bodies] vessels; that the excellency of the [His Holy Spirit] Power; may be of God; and –> ‘Not’ of us.
*** (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]
*** (Matthew 5:13) You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste; how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.
*** (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.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!