“It’s ‘NOT’ just that Easy: Christmas – 101” …Blog
*** (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 were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. [Luke 24:49 & Acts 2:1-to-5]
*** (John 12:44-to-50) Then Jesus said loudly, "The one who believes in Me; does Not believe in Me; but in the One [God], Who sent Me [Jesus].
(John 12:45) The one who sees Me; sees the One [God], Who sent Me [Jesus].
(John 12:46) I [Jesus] have come into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in the darkness.
(John 12:47) If anyone hears My Words and does not keep them, I do not [now] condemn him, for I did not come [this time] to condemn the world but to save it.
(John 12:48) The one who rejects Me and does NOT receive My Words; has something to judge him: The Word that I have spoken: will judge him on the last day. [Revelation 20:10-to-15]
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] have Not spoken on My own authority. Instead, the Father [God]: Who sent Me: has himself given Me a commandment; about what to say and how to speak.
(John 12:50) And I [Jesus] know that His commandment [Acts 17:30-31] is eternal life. What I [Jesus] speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father [God] has told Me."
*** (Hebrews 4:1-2) Therefore, a promise being left to enter into His rest, let us fear lest any of you should seem to come short of it.
(Heb 4:2) For also we have had the gospel preached, as well as them. But the Word preached did NOT profit them, NOT being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
*** (2Peter 1:16) For not having followed fables having been cunningly devised, but becoming eyewitnesses of the majesty of Jesus Christ, we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord. [Zechariah 12:10]
“Is the Gospel = Magic? – 101” …Blog.
Soon ‘Many’ will be celebrating Christmas…! Those same ones: say they “Believe in Jesus” and falsely think they are going to Heaven to be with Him. The “BAD NEWS” is that their ‘Belief in Jesus’: is their “Same Belief” in Christmas. Believing in Christmas… “Absolutely Never”… causes One to be: Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God…! Christ Jesus “QUALIFIED” saving faith, in “John 7:38-39”…! Those ‘MANY’ have only a “Historical Belief” in Christ Jesus. Their Belief in Jesus is NOT the “Saving Faith” needed to bring about: “Eternal Salvation!” Their ‘Faith’ in the: “Baby Jesus of Christmas” is NOT the “Biblically Required”: “Saving Faith!” They purposely OMIT the Risen Christ Jesus: Who will Judge: “ALL MANKIND”…!
*** (Acts 20:27) For I did ‘Not’ keep back; from declaring to you; “ALL” the counsel of God.
*** (1Corinthains 16:22) If ‘Anyone’ does Not love [& obey] the Lord Jesus Christ; let him be accursed [Damned]. The Lord comes! [Again]
*** (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.
(Acts 15:9) He made no distinction between them [Gentiles] and us [Jews]; because He cleansed their hearts by [saving] Faith.
*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God
(Eph 2:9) and NOT the result of works, lest anyone boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared long ago; to be our way of life. [Luke 17:10 & Isaiah 6:8]
*** (Titus 3:5) NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit; if the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone has NOT the Spirit of Christ; he is ‘None’ of His.
*** (1Corinthains 1:17) For Christ did ‘NOT’ send me [Paul] to Baptize; but to Preach the gospel; not in wisdom of words; lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
*** (Romans 11:6) But if by grace, then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works, then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work.
*** (Ephesians 4:5) There is one Lord, one faith, One Baptism,
*** (1Corinthains 12:13) For also by one [Holy] Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free, even all were made to drink into one Spirit.
(1Cor 12:14) For the body is not one member, but many.
Question: Is the “ONE Baptism” of Ephesians 4:5: ‘Water’ or “Holy Spirit Baptism”..?
Answer: The “Holy Spirit!” Water Baptism is ONLY an outward testimony of a supposed inward faith: But it does NOT bring about Salvation: “Ephesians 2:9” Not of Works LEAST anyone should “BRAG!”
Water Baptism and Salvation – 101 Blog.
Right away, someone will say that… they have been “Water Baptized”…! Sorry ‘Water Baptism’ is NOT: “Saving Faith.” Water Baptism is LIKE: ‘Celebrating Christmas’. It will NOT: get someone, Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God! It is ONLY the Baptism of the Holy Spirit that gets ONE… “Born Again”, Born from Above, by the “Holy Spirit of GOD!” “MANY” simply believe what their Church or Denomination teaches. Yet, they do NOT know what the Holy Word of GOD: “Teaches!” When we all stand before the: Judgment Seat of Christ Jesus… What will ‘You’ say to HIM…? Will You tell Jesus, “Lord, I simply believed what my Church Taught?” Sorry, No Excuses “ALLOWED”…!
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but [immediately] after this the judgment,
“The ‘Funeral’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Ecclesiastes 3:2) a time to be born, and a time to DIE; a time to plant, and a time to pull up what is planted;
*** (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].
*** (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.
*** (Isaiah 65:12) Therefore I [God] will number you to the sword; and you will all bow down to the slaughter; because I [God] called and you did Not answer; when I [God] spoke; you did Not hear and did evil before My eyes; and chose that in which I [God] did Not delight.
“The ‘Conditional’–>‘Mercy’ of God – 101” …Blog.
*** (Jeremiah 11:14) And you: do “Not” pray for this people, “Nor” lift up a cry or prayer for them. For I [God] will “Not” hear them in the time; they cry to Me for their trouble.
*** (Ezekiel 14:14) And though these three men: –> Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it: –> they should deliver: –> “Only” their own souls by their righteousness; says the Lord Jehovah.
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being “Doers” of the Word, and “NOT” merely hearers, who ‘Deceive’ themselves. [James 1:22]
“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (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.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!