“Temple Maintenance – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Corinthains 3:16-17) Do you Not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
(1Cor 3:17) If anyone defiles the temple of God, God shall destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.
*** (1Corintians 6:18-19-20) Keep on running away from “Sexual Immorality”. Any other sin that a person commits is outside his body, but the person who sins sexually sins against his own body.
(1Cor 6:19) You know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit Who is in you, Whom you have received from God, don't you? You do “NOT” belong to yourselves,
(1Cor 6:20) because you were bought for a price [1Peter 1:19]. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies. [James 1:13-to-16 & Romans 6:16]
*** (1Timothy 4:7-8-6) But refuse profane and old-womanish tales, and exercise yourself to godliness.
(1Tim 4:8) For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.
(1Tim 4:9) Faithful is the Word, and worthy of all acceptance.
*** (Job 31:1) I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a virgin?
*** (Ephesians 4:30) And do Not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you are ‘Sealed’ until the day of redemption. [Romans 8:9]
How many of us are aware of… “Temple Maintenance”…? Yes, the feeding of our “Souls & Minds & Hearts” with the Truth of the Holy Word of God! Can You recite from memory… “Mark 12:29-30-31”…? Or just perhaps, You do NOT have a “Bible Memory Program?” Do You really believe that You: do NOT need one? Remember His real children are called “Soldiers” by the Scriptures [2Timothy 2:3-4-5]. What will happen when You do Not have ‘immediate access’ to your Bible, because of a medical reason? What will You use to give You hope, in such times? It seems that this “Pseudo American Christianity” does Not have any such mandates: such as are listed in the Scriptures! But a truly Born Again, who has the “Indwelling Holy Spirit”, surely has such a Love for the Scriptures: that they do make one! This week I was on the “Operating Table” in surgery and they were there: in my ‘heart & mind’ for my immediate references!
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].
*** (Psalms 56:3) When I am afraid; I will trust in You [Lord].
*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are Not discouraged. No, even if our outer man is wearing out, our inner man is being renewed: Day by Day. [John 15:1-2-3]
*** (1Corinthains 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among Stewards; that one be found “FAITHFUL”.
*** (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.
*** (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?
“Growing ‘Spiritually?’ – 101”…Blog.
The Holy Spirit indwells ‘each & every’ True Believer…! Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Every thought, desire and action: is part of your “Worship of God”. The True Believer must take a: ‘Pro-Active’ approach to the Life: “Lived by Faith!” Remember your ‘Free Will’ and every thought, is your gateway to action! For Good or for Evil! Have You ever noticed the ‘Internet Pictures’ on any subject: are inundated with Sexuality. Simply pick any topic and Google the pictures on that topic. You will see what I mean! Even when watching TV or Videos, be ready for the exposure to the… “Unholy & Profane!” Unless You mentally: ‘Discard & Nullify’ those images: they remain available for Satan to reuse in your memories. The OT believer had the Torah, the first five books of Moses for an immediate reference. But MOST of the NT Believers seldom if ever, study the OT Scriptures! Have You ever read completely thorough the OT..?
*** (1Jn 5:19) We know that we are from God and that the whole world lies under the control of the evil one [Satan].
*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do Not fight in a fleshly way.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are Not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
(2Cor 10:5) and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking every thought Captive: in order to Obey Christ.
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to Punish every act of disobedience [Romans 6:1-2 & Proverbs 28:13] when your obedience is complete. [1John 1:5-to-10]
*** (Luke 12:5) But I [Jesus] will warn you of Whom you shall fear: Fear Him [GOD] Who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yea, I [Jesus] say to you, fear Him [God].
*** (Job 28:28) And to man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord; that is Wisdom! And to depart from evil is Understanding!
*** (Deuteronomy 5:29) O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear Me [God]; and keep all My commandments always; that it might be well with them and with their children forever!
The Fear of God – 101 Blog [1/3]
While lying on the surgery table before my… “Cardiac Catheterization”… I was mulling over Scripture verses in my mind. “Hebrews 4:16” came to my mind. Did You know that, in the Greek NT, it is actually a “Command from God”…? We as children of God, have direct access to Him at ALL: ‘Times & Circumstances!’ Many do Not know such Scriptures and are Not aware of such things. Christ Jesus said… “Man does ‘Not’ live by bread alone, but by every Word of God!” God’s Holy Word is there for: ‘each & every’ circumstance… IF we will ‘Only Avail’ ourselves to His Holy Word! Do You live by “Faith” and in “Obedience”… to His Holy Word? If Not, then perhaps You need to examine your ‘Position & Relationship’ with Christ Jesus: the “Lord of Lords & King of Kings!” Do You tell others, “You: Love Jesus”…? But somehow “Never” get around to LEARNING: His Holy Word…? Did You miss… “1Samuel 3:21 & 1Samuel 2:30 & Mark 1:35 & Luke 6:46 & James 1:22”…?
“Not by Bread ‘Alone’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (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 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]
*** (Hebrews 4:14-15-16) Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us continue to hold on to our confession.
(Heb 4:15) For we do Not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One, Who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
(Heb 4:16) So let us ‘keep on coming with boldness’ to the throne of grace, so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
*** (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? [Job 2:10 & Romans 8:28]
*** (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.
I have returned home and am fine. There was No damage and a ‘Heart Stint’ or an ‘Angioplasty’ was not needed. But such an experience has given me a new ‘vigor & outlook’ for the Holy Word of God. My God given Love, for His Holy Word; has only increased. Could You say the same: after such an experience? Perhaps Not yours; but that of a family member or of that of a close friend? We all have that… “Appointment with Death”… as promised in the Scriptures! How You live in the… ‘Here & Now’… will be reflective of your response to the “Trials of Life!” Perhaps, learning by the experiences of others… is what the Scriptures have for us!
*** (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.
*** (Psalms 119:65-to-72) TETH: You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD Jehovah, according to Your Word.
(Psalm 119:66) Teach me good Judgment and Knowledge; for I have believed Your Commandments.
(Psalm 119:67) Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I have kept Your Word.
(Psalm 119:68) You are good, and do good; teach me Your Precepts.
(Psalm 119:69) The proud have forged a lie against me; I will keep Your Commandments with all my heart.
(Psalm 119:70) Their heart is without feeling, like fat; but I delight in Your Law.
(Psalm 119:71) It is good for me that I have been afflicted, so that I might learn Your Precepts.
(Psalm 119:72) The Law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is Appointed to men once to Die; but [immediately] after this the Judgment, [1Corinthains 16:22 & Revelation 20:15]
Dealing with Death – 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;
*** (John 6:44) No man can come to Me [Jesus], except the Father [God] which hath sent Me: Draw him [Compel]: and I [Jesus] will raise him up at the Last Day.
*** (John 6:37) All that the Father [God] gives Me [Jesus]; shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me; I will in no way cast out.
*** (John 5:39-40) You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose = that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about Me [Jesus].
(John 5:40) But you are ‘NOT’ willing to come to Me [Jesus] to have life.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!