“Who are the ‘Ignorant’ Brethren? – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Thessalonians 4:13) But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers; about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope.
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) Think of our Lord's patience as salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.
(2Pe 3:16) He speaks about this subject in all his letters. Some things in them are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort to their own destruction, as they do the rest of the Scriptures.
*** (1Corinthians 14:38) But if any = is [willingly] ignorant, = let him = be [willingly] ignorant.
*** (Galatians 3:2-3) This ONLY: I would learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, OR by hearing of faith?
(Gal 3:3) Are you so Foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, do you NOW perfect yourself in the flesh?
*** (Proverbs 14:15) The simple [Foolish] believes every word; but the wise man watches his step.
I was born “Ignorant”… as each of us is. Within two years of my birth, I was communicating in a foreign language. We are all “Blank Slates”… and either “Learn or Stagnate!” Ignorance simply means: “Un–Informed!” The Bible also uses a parallel word: “Foolish!” The difference is that the Fool… is not willing to Learn. They are satisfied ‘in & with’ their “Ignorance” and do not want anything to spur them on: to any ‘Cognitive’ reasoning processes. Remember, “Ignorance can be Fixed”… “Stupid is Forever!” Today many use their phones for ‘Texting or Sexting!’ That in itself is “Reflective” of their lack of: “Cognitive Abilities.” In reality, they only want ‘Simple’ surface communication. Because “Real Communication” conveys: “Ideas & Concepts! To be presented with the… “Cold Hard Facts of LIFE”… is outside their ‘Reasoning Abilities!’ It is more an ‘Attitude of Heart’ then their raw ability. They have continually trained themselves to see the ‘Easy way Out!’ How does this ‘Genre’ affect those who… ‘Say’ they have come to Christ Jesus…? Are they “Stymied in Mediocrity” or is there the ability to become “Mature Christians”…?
*** (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.
*** (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?
*** (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? [None!]
(Heb 12:8) Now if you are without any discipline; in which all sons share; then you are illegitimate [Bastards] and Not His sons. [Matthew 7:21-22-23]
*** (John 15:1) "I [Jesus] am the true vine; and My Father [God] is the vinegrower.
(John 15:2) He removes every branch in Me: that does not produce fruit; and he cleanses every branch that does produce fruit so that it might produce more fruit.
(John 15:3) You are already clean because of the Word; that I have spoken to you.
(John 15:4) "Abide in Me; and I will abide [Romans 8:9] in you. Just as the branch ‘cannot’ produce fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine; neither can you ‘unless’ you abide in Me.
(John 15:5) I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who abides in Me while I abide in him produces much fruit, for apart from Me: you can do ‘nothing’.
“What are the ‘Greater Works’ – 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.
*** (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?
Are ‘You’ serious… about your ‘Relationship’ with Christ Jesus…? Do ‘You’ spend… “Dedicated Time”… learning “His Holy Word”…? Hiding His Holy Word… in your ‘Heart?’ Did ‘You’ ever wonder why some Christians use Scripture verses… and some use [Pseudo] Pictures of Jesus…? Many speak about ‘Knowing Him’… and yet know “Nothing”… about His Holy Word…? They often speak about those ‘Others’ as… ‘Legalists’…! And yet they cannot take their own Bibles: and defend “What & Why” they believe what they ‘Do?’ Obviously, those who yield themselves to His Holy Word… and to the Holy Spirit… “Grow in Grace!” Sorry, I do “Not”… ‘Accuse nor Excuse: ANY’… but simply ask ‘You’: “Which One: ‘You’ Are”…? You have known Christ Jesus for… “How Many Years”…? “____” years…? And ‘You’ don’t know His Holy Word?
“Letting ‘GO’ of Self – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 16:13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [Self].
*** (2Kings 6:27) And he said, if the LORD Jehovah does not help you; from where shall I help you? Out of the barn-floor, or out of the winepress?
*** (Ezekiel 33:31) And they come to you as the people come, = and they sit before you as My people, = and they hear your words. = But they will ‘Not’ = DO them. = For with their mouth = they show Much LOVE, = but their heart goes ‘After’ their = unjust gain.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God; and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring every work into judgment; with ‘every’ secret thing; ‘whether’ it is Good; or ‘whether’ Evil.
*** (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.
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
Where do ‘You’ go from here…? If ‘You’ do “Not have a LOVE” for His Holy Word… just perhaps ‘You’ are not Truly Born Again…? Remember Christ Jesus said, “MANY” would come to Him and say Lord, Lord… and He would say to them… “I Never Knew –> You!” [Matthew 7:21-22-23]? Where will ‘You’ be when we all stand before Him at… “His Judgment Seat”… to loose or receive ‘Rewards’…? It will be “Too LATE”… if ‘You’ have Not believed on HIM… as He said: “John 7:38-39”…! Remember, “Knowing ‘about’ Jesus”… is “NOT” knowing Him with “Saving Faith!” Our US Money says, “In God we Trust”… and yet “Christians are Silent”… about the “Murder of over: 55,000,000 million Innocent Babies: by Abortion!” 85% of Americans claim they are Christian…? Something is “Not Right” about people saying; that they are ‘Christians’…?
*** (2Corinthains 5:19-20-21) For in Christ God; was reconciling the world [any that would come] to Himself; by not counting their sins against them through His forgiveness]; and He has committed to us; the message of reconciliation. [in Christ alone]
(2Co 5:20) Therefore, we are Christ's representatives; as though God were pleading through us [to You!]. We plead on Christ's behalf: “[You] Be reconciled to God!”
(2Co 5:21) God made the One [Jesus]; Who did not know sin; to be sin for us [Christ our Passover]; so that we might become God's righteousness in Him [Jesus].
“Will ‘You’ be: “Reconciled to God?” – 101” …Blog.
*** (Romans 8:9) You, however, are ‘not’ of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit; since God's [Holy] Spirit lives in you. And if anyone does ‘NOT’ have the Spirit of Christ, he does = ‘NOT’ = belong to Him.
*** (1Corinthians 2:14) But the = natural man = does “NOT”… receive the things [WORD] of the Spirit of God; for they are = “FOOLISHNESS” = to him; Neither can he = Know = them; because they are spiritually discerned.
*** (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 [Word] 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!
*** (Galatians 3:1-2-3) O foolish Galatians, who bewitched you not to obey the Truth; to Whom before your eyes Jesus Christ was written among you crucified?
(Gal 3:2) This only I would learn from you: Did you receive -> the [Holy] Spirit [Romans 8:9]; by works of the law; -> or by hearing of faith [Acts 15:8-9]?
(Gal 3:3) Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit; -> do you now ‘perfect’ yourself in the flesh? [by keeping the Sabbath, Passover, Feast days, Etc.?]
“What is ‘Salvation?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Revelation 20:10) And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were . And he will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
(Rev 20:11) And I saw a great white throne, and Him sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And a place was not found for them.
(Rev 20:12) And I saw the dead, the small and the great, stand before God. And books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
(Rev 20:13) And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and hell delivered up the dead in them. And each one of them was judged according to their works. [John 12:48]
(Rev 20:14) And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death.
(Rev 20:15) And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire. [Romans 8:9]
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but [immediately] after this the judgment,
Heaven & Hell – 101 Blog. [1/2]
*** (Luke 16:30-31) And he said, No, father Abraham, but if one should go to them from the dead, they would repent.
(Luke 16:31) And he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded, even though one rose from the dead.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!