“The ROCK of Escape – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Samuel 23:28) Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place: “Selahammahlekoth”. [The Rock of Escape]
*** (Deuteronomy 32:3-4) because I will proclaim the name of the LORD Jehovah, ascribe greatness to our God. [Psalms 138:2]
(Deut 32:4) He is the Rock; His work is perfect. For all His ways are just, a God of faithfulness, and without evil; just and upright is He. [Genesis 18:25]
*** (Deuteronomy 32:18) You forgot the Rock: Who brought you forth, and ceased to care for God: Who formed you.
*** (Matthew 21:42-43-44) Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the Scriptures, "The stone which the builders rejected, this One has become the head of the corner; this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?"
(Matt 21:43) Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing out its fruits.
(Matt 21:44) And he who falls on this Stone shall be broken, but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
*** (Ephesians 2:18-to-22) For through Him [Jesus] we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
(Eph 2:19) Now therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God,
(Eph 2:20) and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone,
(Eph 2:21) in Whom every building having been fitly framed together, grows into a holy sanctuary in the Lord;
(Eph 2:22) in Whom you also are built together for a dwelling place of God through the Spirit.
God’s Truth found in His Holy Word… is like a Tapestry! Woven throughout His Holy Word, the Bible is Truth: is often displayed in Word Pictures! This morning while meeting with Him, in His Holy Word, as is my daily practice: I came across… “1Samuel 23:28” and the Word: “Selahammahlekoth” [The Rock of Escape]. David was being pursued by King Saul, who sought to take his life. God provided circumstances by which David escaped. But this persecution of David would continue till King Saul met his demise in battle. His double mindedness was to his ruin. Anyone reading through “1Samuel” can see the contrast between King Saul & David. Remember, after Saul’s Repeated Disobedience: the Holy Spirit left him, and an evil spirit took him over! Now, “Contrast that with the True NT Believer”, who is Sealed with the Holy Spirit for Eternity! [Romans 8:9 & Jude 1:19]
(Ephesians 4:30) And do Not -> “GRIEVE” -> the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you are Sealed until the day of redemption.
“The Anointing – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Samuel 22:14-to-19) And Ahimelech answered the king and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and who goes at your bidding, and who is honorable in your house?
(1Sam 22:15) Have I today begun to ask of God for him? Be it far from me. Do not let the king charge a thing to his servant, nor to all the house of my father. For your servant knew nothing of all this, more or less.
(1Sam 22:16) And the king said, Ahimelech, you shall surely die, you and all your father's house.
(1Sam 22:17) And the king said to the guard that stood around him, Turn and kill the priests of the LORD Jehovah, because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not reveal it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall on the priests of Jehovah.
(1Sam 22:18) And the king said to Doeg, You turn and fall on the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned and fell on the priests. And on that day he killed eighty-five  persons who wore a linen ephod.
(1Sam 22:19) And he struck Nob, the city of the priests, with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and babes, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
*** (1Samuel 16:14-15) But the Spirit of the LORD Jehovah departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD Jehovah terrified him.
(1Sam 16:15) And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God terrifies you. [Isaiah 45:5-6-7]
“Bible Study: Academic or ‘Worship?’ – 101” …Blog
“Selahammahlekoth” [The Rock of Escape]… is simply a Word Picture for: Christ Jesus the “Chief Corner Stone” [Ephesians 2:20] of the… “Body & Bride of Christ!” He is a “Rock of Offense” to those who Reject God’s… “Love & Mercy & Grace”…! And still He is the “Chief Cornerstone”, to foundation to God’s plan for all creation! We have ONLY: two choices in “Life!” Come to Christ Jesus on His Terms… “John 7:38-39”…? Or simply go on in your… SIN/SINS… and be prepared for Eternal Damnation in the Lake of Fire! [Revelation 20:15] “SIN is the Root”… and… “SINS are its Fruit!” What excuse will You have when we… “All Stand before His Judgment Seat”…? Absolutely… “None!” Someone will always ask me, “What about those Heathen, in other Countries”…? Of course, that is just an excuse for them to “Mock God”. When I show them this… and then: they have… “NOTHING To Say”…!
*** (Psalms 98:2-3) The LORD Jehovah has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has ‘unveiled’ to the eyes of the nations [Gentiles].
(Psa 98:3) He has remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel; “ALL the ends of the earth” have seen the salvation of the LORD Jehovah.
*** (2Corinthians 5:10) For we must ‘ALL’ appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive the things done through the body, according to that which he has done, whether good or bad. [Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]
*** (John 12:48) He who rejects Me [Jesus] and does Not receive My Words; has One who judges him; the Word that I [Jesus] have spoken; the same shall ‘Judge’ him in the “Last Day”.
*** (James 3:12) Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can NO fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
*** (John 5:39-40) You search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are the ones witnessing of Me [Jesus],
(John 5:40) and you will ‘Not’ come to Me [Jesus]; that you might have life.
“WHO – is the Word of God? – 101” …Blog.
*** (Proverbs 30:4) Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name? Surely you know.
*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a FIRE? Says the LORD Jehovah; and like a Hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? [Sword: Hebrews 4:11-12-13]
Do You… “Treasure Hunt”… as You read the Scriptures? Did You know that Christ Jesus: the “LIVING HOLY WORD”… will feed your soul: with His Heavenly Manna [Truth]…? Why do most: NOT use the Word, “HOLY”… when referring to the Scriptures? We live in such a “Profane & Debauched” world, that “True Holiness” seems only as a ‘Vapor!’ All the Media uses “SEXUALITY” to promote everything from the least to the most! Both “Men & Women” use Sexuality as a basis for relationships. Ever wonder “Why over HALF” of all marriages end in “Divorce & Remarriage Adultery”…? Ever wonder… “HOW”… American Women have MURDERED: Over 55,000,000 Million-> Innocent Unborn Babies… by Abortion…? And still they Sing… “God Bless America”…? What is WRONG with that PICTURE…?
*** (Revelation 20:15) And if anyone was NOT found having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire.
*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to Repentance.
*** (Acts 17:30-31) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now [Strictly] Commands ALL men everywhere to REPENT:
(Acts 17:31) Because He hath appointed a day, in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man [Christ Jesus] Whom: He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto ALL men; in that He [God] has raised Him [Jesus] from the dead. [John 10:17-18]
*** (1Timothy 2:4) who will have All men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth [John 17:17].
*** (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.
*** (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 [Jesus] say to you; that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get Wisdom; and with all your getting get Understanding.
One last “Question”…? Have You come to the… “Rock of Escape”…for His Salvation? Or will HE, the Chief Cornerstone… grind You in His Judgment…? [Matthew 21:42-43-44]
*** (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." Ephesians 1:13-14]
(John 7:39) Now He [Jesus] 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]
“Rivers of Living Water – 101” …Blog.
*** (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 destruction. [1Corinthains 16:22]
Love [Agape]; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!