“Who Moved – 1011” …Blog.
IT’S… “Only a matter of the: Heart!”
Throughout the Holy Word of God… He [God] often times communicates His Truth with “Word Pictures”. Someone once said, “A picture is worth a thousand words!” The Living Holy Word of God: is so very much more! Some will ‘Academically’ learn its Truths. Few others will ‘Actually’: “Hide it in their Hearts!” That is where it ‘Actually’ becomes a functioning [John 15:3] part of their “Whole Being!” It is from within your heart that “You” live out: your “Life in Christ Jesus!” [Romans 8:9] It is ‘Always’ a matter of the “Heart!”
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; that I might not sin against “You” [Lord].
*** (Proverbs 4:23) Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
*** (Matthew 15:16-to-20) Jesus said, "Are “You” still so “Ignorant?”
(Matt 15:17) Don't “You” know that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and then is expelled as waste?
(Matt 15:18) But the things that come out of the mouth come from the Heart; and it is those things that make a person unclean.
(Mat 15:19) For it is out of the Heart: that Evil thoughts come; as well as Murder, Adultery, Sexual Immorality, Stealing, False testimony [Lies], and Slander.
(Matt 15:20) These are the things that make a person unclean. But eating with unwashed hands doesn't make a person unclean."
Did “You” know… that the “Saving Faith”: in Christ Jesus as your “Savior & Lord & Redeemer”: is always function ‘of/in’ your “HEART?” Christ Jesus ‘Qualified’ that True Belief in Him; with “John 7:38-39!”
And God… Who sees all hearts, “Validates your True Belief”: by giving “You” His Holy Spirit! [Acts 15:8-9] Sorry, True Salvation in Christ is ‘Not’ saying a ‘sinner’s prayer’: or walking a Church aisle in a “Moment of Emotional Desperation! There is no such thing as, “Hand me down Faith!” Each & every person is: ‘Personally’ responsible with what they do with the knowledge about: “Christ Jesus” & “His Holy Word”.
“The ‘Sinners’ Prayer? – 101” …Blog.
(Luke 13:3-4-5) I [Jesus] tell you, No. But unless you Repent; you will all likewise perish.
(Luke 13:4) Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were sinners above all men who lived in Jerusalem?
(Luke 13:5) I [Jesus] tell you, No. But unless you Repent; you will all likewise perish.
*** (John 7:38-39) The one who believes in Me [Jesus]: as the Scripture has said, will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart.
(John 7:39) Now he said this about the [Holy] Spirit: Whom those who were believing in Him [Jesus] were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had not yet been glorified. [Acts 2:1-to-11 & Romans 8:9]
*** (Acts 15:8-9) God, Who “Knows ‘everyone's’ Heart”: showed them He approved: by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us. [Romans 8:9]
(Acts 15:9) He made no distinction between them and us [Jew & Gentile], because He [God] cleansed their hearts by Faith. [Saving Faith]
*** (Colossians 3:23-24-25) Whatever “You” do; work at it wholeheartedly as though “You” were doing it for the Lord: and ‘Not’ merely for people.
(Col 3:24) “You” know that it is from the Lord that “You” will receive the inheritance as a reward. It is the Lord Christ; Whom “You” are serving!
(Col 3:25) For the person who does what is Wrong: will be paid back for what he has done; and there is no favoritism. [NO: respect of persons]
*** (John 6:44) No one can come to Me [Jesus] unless the Father [God]: Who sent Me draws [compels] him; and I [Jesus] will raise him to life on the Last Day.
*** (Galatians 3:1) “You” foolish Galatians! Who put “You” under a spell? Was not Jesus Christ clearly portrayed as crucified before your very eyes?
(Gal 3:2) I want to learn only one thing from ‘‘You’’: Did “You” receive the [Holy] Spirit by doing the works of the Law: or by believing what “You” heard? (Hearing of Faith) [Romans 8:9]
(Gal 3:3) Are “You” so foolish? Having started out with the [Holy] Spirit; are “You” now ending up with the flesh?
*** (2Chronicles 16:7) And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, Because “You” have relied on the king of Syria; and have ‘Not’ relied on the LORD your God; therefore the army of the king of Syria has escaped out of your hand.
(2Ch 16:8) Were not the Cushites and the Libyans a huge army with many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because “You” relied on the LORD; He [God] delivered them into your hand.
(2Ch 16:9) For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro in all the whole earth: to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose “Heart”: is ‘perfect’ toward Him. “You” have done foolishly in this; therefore from now on “You” shall have wars.
(2Ch 16:10) And Asa was angry with the seer and put him in a prison-house. For he was in a rage with him because of this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at that time.
When “You” make a decision to “Divorce your Mate”… “You” lose your “Spiritual: Perspective & Discernment!” From that point on: “You” will simply “Play Christian!” “You” shut off communication between: “God to ‘You’’ [Psalms 66:18]; because “You” harden your Heart towards the LORD! And, “You” have ‘Rejected’ His Holy Word: and it’s “Finite Standard!”
The sweetness… of fellowship with Christ Jesus, in His Holy Word: becomes mundane! The Bible becomes only academic to “You!” This word picture can be seen in OT Israel; and their continual disobedience to the LORD. Do “You” remember WHAT: Christ Jesus told the ‘Jews’ of His ‘day & time’…? So today, those “American Christians” who practice: “Divorce” & “Remarriage Adultery” are in the: “Same Spiritual Condition!”
*** (Luke 16:15) So He [Jesus] said to them, "You try to justify yourselves in front of people, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly valued by people is detestable to God.
Oh yes… did Asa in the above Scripture: Repent, or get MAD: at the messenger…? How will “You” respond to this message…? “You” will either Repent and turn to Christ Jesus; or “You” will continue your justification of your: “Divorce” & “Remarriage Adultery!”
*** (Psalms 106:13-14-15) They hurried and forgot His works; they did ‘Not’ wait for His counsel;
(Psalms 106:14) but they lusted greedily in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert.
(Psalms 106:15) And He [God] gave [permitted] them what they asked; but sent “Leanness” into their soul.
*** (Matthew 15:7-8-9) “You” hypocrites! How well did Isaiah prophesy of “You” when he said,
(Matt 15:8) 'These people honor Me [God] with their lips; but their ‘Hearts’ are far from Me [God].
(Matt 15:9) Their worship of Me [God] is Empty; because they ‘substitute’ human rules as doctrines.
*** (Isaiah 29:13-to-16) And the LORD said, Because this people draw near Me [God] with their mouth; and with their lips [only] honor Me: but have removed their ‘Heart’ far from Me; and their fear toward Me is taught by the command of men;
(Isa 29:14) therefore, behold, I [God] will go on doing among this people; a wonder, even a wonder. For the wisdom of their wise ones shall perish; and the understanding of their intelligent ones shall be hidden.
(Isa 29:15) Woe to those who go deep to hide their purpose from the LORD! And their works are in the dark, and they say: Who sees us? And who knows us? [God does!]
(Isa 29:16) O your ‘Perversity!’ Shall the former be counted as the potter's clay; for shall the work say of him who made it, He did not make me? Or shall the thing formed say to Him who formed it, He had no understanding?
Both: “Love & Divorce”… come from within your “Heart!” What has to change ‘within’: ‘‘You” May I suggest that ‘‘You’’: control your own “Heart!” One more time: it is always a matter of the Heart! WHO: LIVES there [Romans 8:9] is the One “You” love and serve. Remember, “I” is the middle of: “S-I-N”…!
If the Holy Spirit of God truly lives there: [Romans 8:9]: there will ‘Not’ be a “Divorce”: but Reconciliation! [2Corinthians 5:18-to-21]
That same “Forgiveness… & Reconciliation” that “You” experience from Christ Jesus; will be your mainstay! His Love, Mercy & Grace will provide “You” with your “Heart Motives!” Your commitment to “Christ Jesus” and your “Wedding Vows”: over rides that “Sin Nature” found there! We all have the “Flesh or Sin Nature” to deal with on a daily basis. The ‘One’ “You” FEED the “Most”: will GROW the “Most!” Fill your heart with “His Holy Word” and daily ‘mediate & obey’ it. “You” alone choose daily; what will become of your ‘Heart!’
*** (1Jn 3:9-to12) No one born of God: makes a practice of sinning; for God's seed [Holy Spirit] abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born [Again] of God. [Romans 8:9]
(1Jn 3:10) By this it is ‘evident’: who are the children of God; and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God; nor is the one who does not love his brother.
(1Jn 3:11) For this is the message that “You” have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
(1Jn 3:12) We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
“Remarriage – 101”…Blog. [1/7]
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my -> “HEART” -> so that I might ‘Not’ sin against “You” [Lord].
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!