Sunday, August 12, 2012

“Feelings: Help or Hindrance – 101” …Blog.

“Feelings: Help or Hindrance – 101” …Blog.

*** (Ecclesiastes 9:10) Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no work, nor plan, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave where you go.

*** (John 13:27) After he [Judas] had taken the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "Do quickly: what you are going to do!"

*** (Matthew 27:5) Then he [Judas] flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary and went outside. Then he went away and hanged himself.

A new Christian was told to use the… ‘Open the Bible’, eyes closed; and put a finger on a ‘Verse’… and that is “God’s Will for ‘You”: “Method!” Do ‘You’ suppose he felt like: “Hanging Himself”…? After all, he was just following instructions from an older Christian. I use that as a ‘Hyperbole’ of what… “Not to Do”…! Too many walk a ‘Church Aisle’… and make an emotional decision for Christ. It is ‘Not’ based on His Holy Word… or on “Facts of Biblical Truth”… but on ‘Group Emotion’.  I have seen such ‘Trickery’ used… for a very long time. Another one is: ‘Everyone’ close your eyes; and If ‘You’ want to make a ‘Decision’ for Christ: Slip Up your hand and then back Down! Such a ‘Travesty’ is rampart throughout Churches here in America. One Dean of a Christian Bible school told me personally in conversation, “I cannot understand why so very many Christian Teens… leave the Faith. He had just compiled statics from a survey of over ’10,000’ teens: across a network of “Faiths & Denominations”. Simple Answer…? Outward ‘Compliance’ to the “Christian Lifestyle” of their: Parents and others in their Church.

What HAPPENS when “One is Raised”… as a ‘Christian’... “WITHOUT”… being “Born Again”… by God's Holy Spirit...?
“The Christian ‘Parrot’ – 201”… Blog.

*** (1Timothy 6:8-9-10) But having food and clothing, we will be content.
(1Tim 6:9) But they who will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which plunge men into destruction and perdition.
(1Tim 6:10) For the love of money is a root of all evils; of which some having lusted after, they were seduced from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

*** (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!

*** (1Jn 2:15-16-17) Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
(1Jn 2:16) because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
(1Jn 2:17) And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will [Word] of God abides forever. [John 7:38-39]

Never Make a Gospel Appeal to People's Emotions

Have ‘You’ ever been to a Concert…? A Symphony or Rock Concert or Christian Concert…? There is a certain… “Group Dynamic”… that is there. The same thing can be said about the… “Riot Mentality”… that drives people to ‘Steal & Loot’. All these appear to be under some other influence: that is not normal. Feelings can be also used to Motivate a Soldier during war or military action: either for ‘Good or Cowardice’. So too, the ‘Adulterous Spouse’ will use any excuse to… ‘Break their Wedding Vows to God!” Feelings are not the issue… it is our “Control & Application” of these Feelings! The Jews ‘Feelings’ wanted to make Jesus King on Palm Sunday… and their ‘Feelings’ also caused them to join in and say… “Crucify Him!” “Crucify Him!” Do your feelings drive ‘You’… or do ‘You’ control them…? If Christ Jesus is your LORD… shouldn’t “Obedience” to His Holy Word be… “Paramount to Feelings”…? “Yes or No”…? Please answer…?

*** (Proverbs 9:17-18) Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
(Pro 9:18) But he does not know that the Dead are there; her guests are in the depths of Hell.

*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do Not do -> what I say?

*** (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.

*** (James 1:22) Keep on being Doers of the Word; and “NOT” merely hearers who “Deceive” themselves.

“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.

Are there “Valid Feelings”… which we experience…? Yes, a Godly sorrow that brings Repentance! How about a feeling for a “Parent or Child”… that has passed into Eternity…? Sometimes, I believe we hold the things of this ‘World’… “Too Tightly!” When was the last time ‘You’ were at a Funeral… and someone got up and… “Thanked God: for the time they had with that Person”…? Have ‘You’ ever been to a funeral… where the people ‘Rejoiced’ for the departed… “Knowing they had gone to be with Christ Jesus…? Perhaps our focus needs to be ‘Redirected’…? Remember Gods’ Grace is Available… for ‘each & every’ situation of Life. The fact is that we: do ‘Not’ take advantage of ‘His Grace!’ It then can be a hindrance to our “Testimony” of what He has done in our Lives. I know of people who have refused to have fellowship with one another… because of the death of a ‘Pet!’ Remember that country song, “Help me make it through the Night?” The words go, “I don’t care what is right or wrong; help me make it through the Night! You had better care what is “Right or Wrong”… because the God of the Bible… Chastens [Spanks] those who are “Truly His”…!

*** (2Corinthians 7:9-10) Now I am happy, not because you had such sorrow, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you were sorry in a godly way, and so you were not hurt by us in any way.
(2Cor 7:10) For having sorrow in a godly way results in repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets. But the sorrow of the world produces death.

*** (1Thessalonians 5:18) In everything be thankful, because this is God's will in Christ Jesus for you.

*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but [immediately] after this the judgment,

*** (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.

“Dealing with the ‘Loss’ of: Family Members – 101” …Blog.
*** (Hebrews 4:16) Therefore let us come “Boldly to the throne of grace; that we may -> obtain mercy: -> and find grace to help -> in time of need.

“Faith” & “Fear”… ‘Cannot’ Reside in the Human MIND… at the Same TIME…!
“FAITH – ‘vs’ – ‘Anything Else’ – 101”…Blog. (my)
Where does this “Battle” take place…? Of course in our: “Minds & Will”. We either allow our ‘Emotions’ to drive us… or we allow our: “Obedience to the Holy Word of God”. Just imagine the “Hundreds of Thousands of HOURS”… ‘You’ have aloud the: “TV, Movies & Videos”… to ‘Change’ your “Mind & Heart”…? Why else is “SEX” so acceptable: outside of Marriage… among those WHO call themselves… “Christian”…? Why is there so very much “Divorce & Remarriage into Adultery” among Believers…? They are “Silent” on this issue… as much as they are on… “Abortion!” The Murder of Innocent Babies… in their American Mother’s Wombs! But they “FEEL”… that we need a “New President”…? Do any call for: “REPENTANCE”… among the ‘Church & Believers’…? And they “FEEL”… that God should still… ‘Bless America’…? …American’s buy Over FOUR $ Trillion dollars in Illegal Drugs Including MARIJUANA! American Mothers have MURDERED Over 55,000,000 Million “INNOCENT” Babies by Abortion. American is the World's Largest “EXPORTER”… of PORN & Abortion Technology! What is “Wrong” with that ‘Picture’…? And our money says, “God Bless America”…?

*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us, what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

*** (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” [and Doing] = the Words of the LORD Jehovah [The Holy Word of GOD].

*** (Amos 4:10) I [God] have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: = your young men have I slain with the sword, = and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have you not returned [REPENTED] unto Me, says the LORD.
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham: from these stones.

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*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.

*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do not fight in a fleshly way.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
(2Cor 10:5) and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God; taking every thought captive in order to obey Christ.
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of disobedience [1Jn 1:5-to-10 & Proverbs 28:13] when your obedience is complete.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!