“Chariots of Iron – 201” …Blog. [2/2]
*** (Judges 1:19) And the LORD Jehovah was with Judah. And he took possession of the mountain. But he could NOT drive out those who lived in the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But let not God speak with us, lest we die.
(Exo 20:20) And Moses said to the people, Do not fear, for God has come to Test you, and so that His fear may be before your faces, so that you May Not Sin.
*** (Isaiah 45:5-6-7) I am the LORD Jehovah, and there is None else, NO God besides Me; I clothed you, though you have not known Me;
(Isa 45:6) that they may Know from the rising of the sun, and to the sunset, that there is None besides Me. I am the LORD Jehovah, and there is None else;
(Isa 45:7) forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating evil. I the LORD Jehovah do ALL these things.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But let Not God speak with us, lest we die.
(Exo 20:20) And Moses said to the people, Do Not fear, for God has come to Test you, and so that His fear may be before your faces, so that you May NOT Sin.
*** (Revelation 1:3) Blessed is the one who Reads and Hears the Words of this prophecy, and the ones Keeping the things written in it, for the time is near. [Luke 6:46]
No matter what the “Chariots of Iron” are in your Life… it there ever an excuse for “Not Obeying”, the Holy Word of God…? Please answer, “Yes or NO”…? For those of You who are Born Again, by His Holy Spirit is… “Disobedience Ever an Option”…? Just because our situations are ‘Not’ as we want, are we ever permitted to… “Not Obey because of Circumstances”…? Please answer, “Yes or NO”…? How can a ‘Finite’ human being, whose view of circumstances ‘past & present’: make an excuse for “Not Obeying”…? Surely You know… “The Just shall live by FAITH”…? And an “INFINITE Omniscient Father [Abba] God”… knows how to keep His children! Knowing those two simple facts… is enough to “Obey Him & His Holy Word”… without understanding “Why!” Our human thinking has been “Highly Contaminated” with those simple things such as our “Secular Media!” Such secular thinking has crept into the Church; and they did Not even recognize it. Many other things, such as those “False Pictures of Jesus”: used by Christians [?]… Everywhere! … “NONE” of them ‘LOOK LIKE’ the Real Christ Jesus Christ, as “Described in the Scriptures”... John 20:27, Zechariah 12:10 or even Revelation 5:6...?
Picture of Jesus – 101 Blog. ? ? ?
*** (Deuteronomy 4:15-16) Therefore take good heed to yourselves, for you saw no kind of likeness on the day Jehovah spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire,
(Deut 4:16) lest you act corruptly and make yourselves a graven image; the likeness of Any figure’ the likeness of MALE or FEMALE,
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
*** (2Corinthains 10:12) For we dare Not make ourselves of the number, Or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: But they measuring themselves By themselves, and comparing themselves Among themselves, are NOT Wise. [but Foolish!]
Did You know ‘each & every’ one of us has: “Chariots of Iron”… within our very ‘families & relatives!’ Also simply think of those; in your workplace, who mock your “Faith in Christ Jesus!” During my work life, I could share stories about these. I am sure that You can as well. Remember, God our Father, “ALLOWS” us to call Him, “Abba [Daddy]!” He is simply training us: with these “Trials of Life” -> those “Chariots of Iron!” Is there anyone of “His: Real Children”… who are Not tried…? “Absolutely… NOT!” “Living by Faith” is an ongoing process like… ‘Purifying Gold or Polishing Diamonds!’ God cannot get the nectar of the fruit of the Spirit… without “Squeezing the Grapes!”
*** (1Corinthains 10:11-12-13) And all these things happened to them as Examples; and it is written for our Warning on whom the ends of the world have come.
(1Cor 10:12) So let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
(1Cor 10:13) No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is Faithful, Who will Not allow you to be tempted: Above what you are able, but with the temptation: Also will make a way to Escape, so that you may be able to bear it.
*** (Job 2:7-to-10) And Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD Jehovah and struck Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.
(Job 2:8) And he took a broken piece of pottery to scrape himself with. And he sat down among the ashes.
(Job 2:9) 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.
*** (Matthew 10:34-to-38) Do NOT think that I [Jesus] have come to bring Peace on earth. I did ‘Not’ come to send peace: but a SWORD.
(Mat 10:35) For I [Jesus] have come to set a man Against his father; and the daughter Against her mother; and the daughter-in-law Against her mother-in-law.
(Mat 10:36) And a man's Foes –> shall be those of his Own household.
(Mat 10:37) He who loves father or mother More than Me [Jesus] –> is NOT worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter More than Me [Jesus] –> is NOT worthy of Me.
(Mat 10:38) And he who does NOT take up his cross and follow Me [Jesus] –> is NOT worthy of Me.
“Judas: ‘Family’ members – 101” …Blog.
God has “NOT” promised us answers to the… “Chariots of Iron!” But He has given us some ‘Examples’ throughout the Scriptures; of people in similar situations. When You have suffered as the Apostles of Christ Jesus or as the OT Prophets… then You still do NOT have a “Reason to Complain!” The “Just shall LIVE by FAITH”… no matter ‘What’ the circumstances. “Simply REMEMBER”: He God… is simply “MATURING You”…! Would there be any Maturation without the Trials of Life? “Absolutely… NOT!” May I share a practical example? Is there anything that You: “Do Not LIKE to Do”…? Yes, some jobs are tougher and some easier. It has always been my “Work Ethic”… that I am working for Christ Jesus and NOT some employer. Choose the hardest job ‘First’… and the rest are ‘Always Easier!’ Where would our lives be without the ‘Trials & Tribulations’…? If we had it easy, with more money than we could spend, would we be “Truly Thankful”… for the little things of Life? “Absolutely… NOT!” We would be… “Spoiled Brats!”
*** (Titus 1:15-16) To the pure all things are pure. But to those who are defiled and unbelieving Nothing is pure, but even their Mind and Conscience is Defiled.
(Tit 1:16) They profess that they know God; but in their works they Deny Him; being Abominable: and Disobedient: and Reprobate to every good work.
*** (Ephesians 5:11) and have Nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness. Instead: Expose them for what they are.
*** (2Timothy 2:3) Join me in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 2:4) No one serving in the military = gets mixed up in civilian matters = for his aim is to please his commanding officer. [Christ Jesus]
(2Tim 2:5) Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize = unless he competes according to the rules.
*** (1Thessalonians 3:4) For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we were going to suffer Tribulation; as it also Happened, even you [now] know.
WHAT About… “Hebrews 11:36-to-40” = The Others…?
“Who are the ‘Others’? – 101”…Blog.
“Nelson Rockefeller”, one of the wealthiest men of his time… was asked, “How much is Enough?” He simply replied… “Just a little bit More!” Having wealth does Not make one thankful, but simply discontented with all. Simply look at the “Miss Universe” contest! Each one is jealous of another and: “Who” will be voted the ‘Next One?’ Learning to be content is the key. Perhaps that is why the Scriptures have so much to say about earthly wealth: which can go away on tomorrows ‘Stock Market!’ If You have studied the Bible, surely when Babylon falls, “All” the earthly wealth becomes “Nothing!” Do You ‘read & study’… both the OT & NT… for the life lessons contained therein…? Isn’t it easier to learn by the mistakes of ‘Others’… than by your own mistakes…? Those… “Chariots of Iron”… are there to simply “Train You”… to fear God: and not mankind! Welcome them as friends and not as enemies…! Remember, they ALL come from your… “Father God, Abba [Daddy]”…!
*** (Romans 15:4) For whatever things were written before were written for our Learning, so that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have Hope.
*** (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.
*** (Acts 17:11) These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so. [Or NOT!]
*** (Hebrews 13:5-6) Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will Never leave you or abandon you."
(Heb 13:6) Hence we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"
“In Exchange for your SOUL – 301” …Blog. [3/?] [Debt]
*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!