“Happiness is ‘NOT’ a Fruit of the Holy Spirit – 101” …Blog.
*** (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?]
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove ALL things: hold fast to the Good.
*** (Habakkuk 3:17-18-19) Though the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit is not on the vines; the labor of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off from the fold, and no herd is in the stalls;
(Hab 3:18) yet I will rejoice in Jehovah the LORD; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
(Hab 3:19) Jehovah the Lord is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk on my high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
*** (Revelation 18:9-to-14) The kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality with her and lived in luxury with her, will cry and mourn over her when they see the smoke rising from her fire.
(Rev 18:10) Frightened by her torture, they will stand far away and say, "How terrible, how terrible it is for that great city, the powerful city Babylon! For in one hour your judgment has come!"
(Rev 18:11) The merchants of the earth cry and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo anymore-
(Rev 18:12) cargo of gold, silver, gems, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all articles made of ivory, all articles made of very costly wood, bronze, iron, marble,
(Rev 18:13) cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, olive oil, flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots, and slaves and souls of men.
(Rev 18:14) "The fruit for which your soul craved has left you. All your dainties and your splendor are lost to you. No one will ever find them again."
“Happiness” is always dependent on… “Good Happenings!” Question, would You have Happiness with ‘Bad Happenings’…? Please answer, “Yes or NO?” Nowhere in the Scriptures, the Holy Word of God is… ‘Happiness’… a Fruit of the Holy Spirit! Did You, read those above Scriptures and what they “SAY about Happiness”…? “True Joy”, is a Fruit of the Holy Spirit that… “Transcends ANY & ALL: Circumstances”…! Many are simply confused because they have been ‘Inundated & Contaminated’ with the worlds: ‘Vocabulary!’ The True Fruit of the Holy Spirit… “Circumvents All Situations!” Surely You remember… “Romans 8:28 & Job 2:10”… from your Bible, don’t You? Did they ever mention, ‘Happiness’…? When our Focus is on ourselves & our situations; then we miss “God’s Opportunity Lessons” for us. Are we ‘Growing’ in the “Heart Knowledge” of “Him & His Holy Word?” Or we like Peter, walking on the water: ‘See our Circumstances’ and then start to Drown? That is WHY… it is so very important: to know What His Holy Word… “Teaches!”
*** (Ephesians 5:9) For the Fruit of the [Holy] Spirit consists of every form of Goodness, Righteousness, and “TRUTH”. [2Peter 1:1-to-10]
“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – 101”…Blog. [1/7]
*** (Romans 8:26-27-28) In the same way, the [Holy] Spirit also helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we should. But the [Holy] Spirit himself intercedes with groans too deep for words, [Romans 8:9]
(Rom 8:27) and the One [God] Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the [Holy] Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God's will.
(Rom 8:28) And we know that He works ALL things together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.
*** (Job 2:4-10) And Satan answered the LORD Jehovah and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has he will give for his life.
(Job 2:5) But indeed put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse You to Your face.
(Job 2:6) And the LORD Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand, but save his life.
(Job 2:7) 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 [Job] 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.
*** (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.
*** (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.
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him [Satan], "It is written, 'One must Not live on bread alone; but on every word of God." [Matt 4:4 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]
May I simply Ask: how much television, videos, computer: and the “Like”… do You watching weekly? According to the ‘Neilson’ ratings… “Over 44 hours a week!” Now compare that to… “How Much TIME: that You spend in the Holy Word of God… “Weekly?” Is it less time than You spend watching that: “God Hating Liberal Media”…? The ONE: You Feed the MOST… is the ONE: You Love the MOST! Do You remember your Bible and what Christ Jesus said to His disciples in the garden before His death…? Peter denied the Christ three times. We deny Christ Jesus when we… “Choose NOT”… to spend time with Him, “In His Holy Word”…! Satan may not be able to touch your soul… but surely he can trick you into NOT spending time with your “LORD”…!
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Matthew 26:36-to-46) Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane. He said to the disciples, "Sit down here while I go over there and pray."
(Matt 26:37) Taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him, he began to be grieved and troubled.
(Matt 26:38) Then He [Jesus] said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Wait here and stay awake with me."
(Matt 26:39) Going on a little farther, He fell on his face and prayed, "O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not what I want but what you want."
(Matt 26:40) When He [Jesus] went back to the disciples, He found them asleep. He said to Peter, "So, you men couldn't stay awake with me for one hour, could you?
(Matt 26:41) All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't come into temptation. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak."
(Matt 26:42) He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot go away unless I drink it, let your will be done."
(Matt 26:43) Again He came back and found them asleep, for their eyes were very heavy.
(Matt 26:44) After leaving them again, He went away and prayed again for the third time, saying the same thing.
(Matt 26:45) Then He came back to the disciples and said to them, "You might as well keep on sleeping and resting. Look! The time is near for the Son of Man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
(Matt 26:46) Get up! Let's go! See, the one [Judas] who is betraying me is near!"
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being “Doers” of the Word, and “NOT” merely hearers, who ‘Deceive’ themselves. [Luke 6:46]
“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (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.
What is the Idol [Nehushtan] in your ‘Life’…? What or Who is it, in your LIFE: that keeps You from Fellowship with Christ Jesus: “The Lord of Lords, & The King of Kings”…? Or just perhaps, “You have Never been Truly Born Again”… by the Holy Spirit of GOD…? IF You do NOT have an insatiable hunger for Him & His Truth, something is “Wrong!” Perhaps You have… “Lost your First LOVE”…? Perhaps you have made… “Other Things”… more important in your: ‘Life?’ If You are truly His child, the simply “Confess & Forsake” those things and return to Him & His Holy Word. Ask Him for that “First Love” and the Zeal to… “Read & Study & Obey”… His Holy Word…? Throughout the Holy Word of God, He shows His Love to those who “Truly Repent” and “Return to Him!” And He also shows… His Judgment”… upon those who “Do NOT!” When You take a “Balanced Approach & Look at the Scriptures”, His Holy Spirit will teach You these things!
*** (2Corinthains 4:16) For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed = day by day. [John 15:1-2-3]
*** (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.
“Pick & Choose ‘Christian’s’? – 101”
*** (Lamentations 3:22-23) It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are Not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
(Lam 3:23) They are New every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.
… MOST do not realize that it was: ‘NOT’… the Roman soldiers –> that nailed Christ Jesus to the Cross…! It was the “SINS” of… “ME, My Sins”… that Nailed ‘HIM’ to that Cross…! True Biblical Confession happens ‘Only’ –> when we are willing to take that… “Personal Responsibility” of: –> “My Sins Nailed ‘HIM’ [Christ Jesus]:–> there to that Cross”…!
“What is ‘Confession’ of SIN – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Jn 1:9-10) If we make it our habit to confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us those sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [Proverbs 28:13 & Romans 6:1-2]
(1Jn 1:10) If we say that we have never sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is ‘NOT’ in us.
(1Jn 1:10) If we say that we have never sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is ‘NOT’ in us.
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham: from these stones.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!