“The Christmas Tree & ‘Nehushtan’ – 101”
*** (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.
*** (2Kings 18:4) He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it ‘Nehushtan.’
*** (Numbers 21:5-to-9) And the people spoke against God and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water. And our soul hates this light bread.
(Num 21:6) And the LORD Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people. And many people of Israel died.
(Num 21:7) And the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah and against you. Pray to the LORD Jehovah that He take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
(Num 21:8) And the LORD Jehovah said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole. And it shall be when everyone that is bitten, when he looks upon it, he shall live.
(Num 21:9) And Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole. And it happened that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked upon the serpent of brass, he lived.
This WEEK, many “Christians” [?]… will put away their Christmas Ornaments. Some even have one of those New Artificial Trees with the LED lights built right into the branches. Many or should I say “MOST”, simply follow this American Tradition of the ‘Christmas Tree’. Will we; those Truly Born Again… “Celebrate Christmas in Heaven: With a Christmas Tree”…? “Absolutely NOT”…! Most, like the OT Jew: are simply are caught up in… “Traditions!” They simply conform to Societies mandate: and “Reject the Scriptures”…!
Fiddler on the roof - Tradition
“Christmas: Santa or ‘Truth’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to You -> when “ALL” men shall speak well of You! For so their fathers did to the “False Prophets!”
*** (Ephesians 5:11) and have nothing to do; with the unfruitful works of darkness. Instead; Expose them for ‘what’ they are.
*** (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?
*** (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.
*** (Proverbs 16:18) Pride goes before destruction; and a haughty spirit before a fall.
*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; even that which he has.
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
What really is the ISSUE…? Simply put, “Obedience to God’s Holy Word”…! Tradition or Obedience… and yes, it is just that “Simple!” Either pleasing mankind of pleasing God! Many will lose rewards in heaven, because of this issue. Here in America, there is hardly any cost to Follow & Obey Christ Jesus and His Holy Word. FYI, how many Christians even say, “God’s Holy Word”…? The Holiness of GOD, is revealed in His Holy Word…! He has even set His Holy Word above His Name…!
*** (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 3:11-to-15) For any other foundation can no one lay than the one being laid, who is Jesus Christ.
(1Co 3:12) And if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,
(1Co 3:13) each one's work shall be revealed. For the Day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try each one's work as to what kind it is.
(1Co 3:14) If anyone's work which he built remains, he shall receive a reward.
(1Co 3:15) If anyone's work shall be burned up, he shall suffer loss. But he shall be saved, yet so as by fire.
*** (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?
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being “Doers” of the Word; and “NOT” merely hearers; who ‘Deceive’ themselves.
*** (1Peter 4:17-18-19) 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 one is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
(1Pet 4:19) Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator.
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One must not live on bread alone; but on every word of God." [Matt 4:4 & Luke 4:4 & Deuteronomy 8:1-2-3]
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might Not sin against You [Lord].
“Not by Bread ‘Alone’ – 101” …Blog.
What about those “Other Things”… that keep You from growing “Spiritually”…? The New Year 2012 will be starting in only a few days. Surely You have made “New Year’s Eve” plans? But surely, You made plans for your “Spiritual Growth & Obedience”…? Or Not? And NO, I am Not condemning; nor am I approving of your ‘Relationship with Christ!’ That is between “You & Him!” Don’t You think it is about Time…?
*** (Son 2:15) Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines; for our vines have tender grapes.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates?
*** (Luke 9:23) And He [Jesus] said to all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
(Luke 9:24) For whoever will save his life shall lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake, he shall save it.
(Luke 9:25) For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses himself, or is cast away?
(Luke 9:26) For whoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words, the Son of Man shall be ashamed of him when He shall come in His own and in His Father's glory, and that of the holy angels. [John 12:48]
*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?
*** (Judges 2:10) And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them –> which knew NOT: the LORD, nor yet the works which He had done for Israel.
*** (1Timothy 1:19) holding faith and a good conscience, which some have put away and made shipwreck as to faith.
“No ‘Compromise’ in Christ – 101”…Blog. [1/3]
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation; as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you; according to the wisdom given to him.
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things ‘hard’ to be understood, = which the ‘unlearned’ and ‘unstable’ = “Pervert”; = as also they do the rest of the = “SCRIPTURES”; = to their own “Damnation”. [1Corinthains 16:22]
“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
What will You do now…? That is your ‘Decision’ and yours “Alone!” Please do not tell me or others that Face Book, Twitter or some other social site is more important? We all have the same numbers of minutes in the same day. Those “1441” are yours: simply to spend as You determine. How about turning OFF… the TV, or Computer or YES; even your Phone: till you get your “Priorities STRAIGHT”…? Is… “JESUS”… First… in ‘YOUR’ Life…? Did YOU open Your BIBLE... and Meet with Christ JESUS in His “HOLY WORD”... = BEFORE = ‘YOU’... Turned on ‘Your’… TV, Computer, Radio, or Cell Phone...?
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 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.
*** (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.
*** (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?
*** (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.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!