“Feelings: Help or Hindrance – 401” …Blog. [4/4]
*** (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.
*** (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. [Feelings or Faith]
*** (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 the LORD Jehovah [The Holy Word of GOD].
*** (Hebrews 10:38-39) Now, "the Just shall live by faith. But if he draws back; My soul shall have no pleasure in him."
(Heb 10:39) But we are Not of those withdrawing to destruction; but of those who believe to the preserving of the soul.
Did ‘You’ ever get the “Warm Fuzzes”…? ‘You’ know what I mean, a feeling that came from a particular: “Video, Song or Person or Something Other”…? Did ‘You’ ever get ‘Teary Eyed’ over anything in the past; that ‘You’ had… “Absolutely No Control Over”…? Perhaps the death of a Spouse, Mother or Father…? How about a Christmas Movie…? Christ Jesus was ‘Not’ born in December: because sheep are ‘Not’ in the field during the “Winter!” Did those… “Feelings”… help your situation or make it worse…? Why do ‘You’ think there is such a large market on those… “Lust Novels & Chick Flicks”…? And of course also the… “Cosmetics Industries”… which have an endless market. How about the “Sports Industries” and all the “Products & Logo Marketing”…? All these and many others; are “ALL” … tied to: “FEELINGS!” Fallen mankind has their ‘Only Hope’… in the things of this corrupted world! Redeemed mankind takes God’s Holy Word… as their “ONLY”: Point of Reference for “TRUTH”…!
*** (1Jn 5:19) We know that we are from God: and that the whole world lies under the ‘control’ of the evil one [Satan].
*** (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.
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
*** (Matthew 8:21-22) Then another of his disciples said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
(Matt 8:22) But Jesus told him, “Follow: ME” –> and let the [Spiritually] dead: –> bury their own dead.”
*** (2Kimgs 6:28-29-30) And the king said to her, What ails you? And she said, This woman said to me, Give your son so that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.
(2Ki 6:29) And we boiled my son and ate him. And I said to her on the other day, Give your son so that we may eat him. And she has hidden her son.
(2Ki 6:30) And it happened when the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes. And he passed by on the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth inside on his flesh.
When we are “Confronted ‘by/or’ with Feelings”… what must we “First Do”…? Right away someone will say, “But Jesus “WEPT”…! But do ‘You’ see: He is the “God–Man”, “The Passover Lamb of God.” Why did He weep…? Was it because of their Unbelief? Was it because they “Rejected Him”: as the “Messiah of Israel?” Was it because of the “Sin Curse” on all mankind? Was it for their continued: “Disobedience & Rebellion” against God? Was it because of their “Refusal of Salvation”: and subsequent “Eternal Damnation?” Was it because, He was but days from “His Suffering & Crucifixion?” Yes these and many more. He was demonstrating His… “Humanness!” But His response was “NEVER”: out of “Pure Emotion”… but it was driven by “TRUTH!” Do ‘You’ respond to things of this life… with that “Same Truth”…? Or is it out of frustration over the “Temporal Pleasures” of this life: that ‘You’: “NO Longer Have”…?
*** (John 11:35) Jesus wept.
*** (Hebrews 4:15-16) For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been ‘tempted’ as we are: yet without sin.
(Heb 4:16) So let us keep on coming with boldness to the throne of grace, so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
*** (Revelation 21:1-to-5) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And the sea no longer is.
(Rev 21:2) And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband.
(Rev 21:3) And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people; and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
(Rev 21:4) And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying out, nor will there be any more pain; for the first things passed away.
(Rev 21:5) And He [God] sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful.
*** (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.
“Dealing with the ‘Loss’ of: Family Members – 101” …Blog.
MANY who say they “Love JESUS”… do Not: “Read & Study & Practice [Live]”… His Holy Word! Is it any wonder WHY: they seem to be driven by” “FEELINGS”…? If ‘You’ are “Truly”: Born Again: by His Holy Spirit… “YOU”… need to FEED: yourself on His Holy Word: “DAILY!” If ‘You’ do not; then surely ‘You’ will be ‘Driven’: by your “Feelings & Flesh”…! Your first reaction will be that of the “FEELING”… over something that: ‘You’ have… “Absolutely NO Control Over”…! Do ‘You’ read completely through your Bible: “Each Year”…? If NOT: could it be that ‘You’ did not respond like JOB: who lost ‘ALL’ his: “Children, Wealth, Health”… and was left with “ONLY” a Wife: who told him to: “Curse God & Die”…? Is your focus on the things of Christ Jesus & His work… or on the “Temporal Passing Pleasures” of this: ‘World’…?
*** (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]
*** (Hebrews 11:24-to-27) By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
(Heb 11:25) Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God: –> than to ‘enjoy’ the pleasures of sin: –> for a season;
(Heb 11:26) Esteeming the reproach of Christ: –> greater riches: than the temporal treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. [The Just shall live by Faith!]
(Heb 11:27) By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured; as seeing Him: –> Who is invisible.
*** (Job 2:9-10) And his wife said to him, Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!
(Job 2:10) But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God; and shall we not receive evil? In all this: Job did not sin with his lips.
*** (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.
*** (1Corinthains 2:9-to-14) But as it is written, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him."
(1Cor 2:10) But God has revealed those things to us by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.
(1Cor 2:11) Is there anyone who can understand his own thoughts except by his own inner spirit? In the same way, no one can know the thoughts of God except God's Spirit.
(1Cor 2:12) Now, we have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we can understand the things that were freely given to us by God.
(1Cor 2:13) We don't speak about these things in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual things to spiritual people.
(1Cor 2:14) A person who isn't spiritual doesn't accept the things of God's Spirit, for they are nonsense to him. He can't understand them because they are spiritually evaluated.
*** (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.” [Matt 4:4 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]
“Not by Bread ‘Alone’ – 101” …Blog.
When ‘You’ are faced with a “Calamity”… do ‘You’… “Stop & Pray”…? How else are we to handle the things of this life…? I am sorry, I have no other way: but to do what Christ Jesus did. The very night before He was to be “Crucified”… “He simply Prayed”: knowing all things that were to be accomplished beforehand. Do ‘You’ meet with Him: Jesus: in His Holy Word… and pray about your day: before it starts…? God’s children Israel… had to get the “Manna”… before the sun rose and it ‘evaporated’. When ‘You’ start your morning with Him; in His Holy Word & Prayer… ‘You’ will have a handle on life. Yes, no matter what happens… because ‘You’… met with Him: “First!”
“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.
*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things are delivered to Me [Jesus] by My Father [God]. And no one knows the Son [Jesus]: except the Father [God]. Nor does anyone know the Father [God] except the Son [Jesus], and the one [You]–> to whom the Son [Jesus] will reveal Him [God].
(Mat 11:28) Come to Me [Jesus] all you who labor and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.
(Mat 11:29) Take My yoke on you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls.
(Mat 11:30) For My yoke is easy; and My burden is light.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!