Sunday, June 8, 2014

“The NT Born Again & Holiness – 101” …Blog.

“The NT Born Again & Holiness – 101” …Blog.

*** (1Peter 1:13-to-16) Therefore girding up the loins of your mind, being sober, perfectly hope for the grace being brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
(1Pet 1:14) as Obedient children, NOT fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your Ignorance,
(1Pet 1:15) but according to the HOLY One who has called you, you also become HOLY in all conduct,
(1Pet 1:16) because it is written, "Be HOLY, for I am HOLY."

*** (Ephesians 1:3-4) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;
(Eph 1:4) according as He chose us in Him ‘before’ the foundation of the world, that we should be HOLY and without blame before Him in Love,

*** (Ephesians 5:26-27) that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, [John 15:1-2-3]
(Eph 5:27) that He might present it to Himself as the glorious church, without spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that it should be HOLY and without blemish.

*** (Revelation 22:11) He acting unjustly, let him still act unjustly. And the filthy, let him be filthy still. And the righteous, let him be righteous still. And the HOLY, let him be HOLY still.

Are You a Born Again Believer in Christ Jesus…? Have You been… “Sealed and Indwelt”… by His Holy Spirit…? Is your Lifestyle and Actions… different than those of the “Status Quo”…? Do You present a… “Lifestyle”… that makes people; take a ‘second look?’ Today, here in America, there appears to be “No Difference”… in one who says they are ‘A Christian’… than from one who does Not Claim: “Christ Jesus as Savior & Lord”…! Do You know what “Biblical Holiness”… Truly IS…? Is it just in Talk or is it Also IN: “Speech, Actions, Dress, Manners and a Plethora of Life Style Performances”…? Perhaps an approach, from another perspective? Do You… “Read & Study & Obey your Bible: Daily”…? Do You find the Holy Spirit… changing your Ideas about… “Right & Wrong”… so that it “Complies & Parallels”… His Holy Word…? Are You being Changed from “WITHIN”… and your “Though Life” being TRANSFORMED… as You are “Obedient to His Holy Word”…? If Not, then perhaps You may “Not be Truly Born Again”… by His Holy Spirit! Is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit… “Evident in your Mind, Will, Emotions & Actions”…? Or do your Remain: the “Same You”, day by day, week by week, year by year…?

*** (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.

*** (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.

*** (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.

*** (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]

*** (Isaiah 26:10) Let favor be shown to the wicked; ‘Yet’ he will ‘NOT’ learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal ‘unjustly’, and ‘Will Not’ behold the majesty of Jehovah the LORD.

*** (Jeremiah 13:23) Can the Ethiopian change his skin, OR the leopard its spots? Then you also may do Good; WHO are ‘Accustomed’ to: Doing Evil?

*** (John 8:28-29) So Jesus told them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do Nothing on my own authority. Instead, I speak Only what the Father [God] has taught Me.
(John 8:29) Moreover, the One [God] Who sent Me [Jesus] is with Me. He [God] has never left Me [Jesus] alone Because –> I [Jesus] always do what pleases Him [God].”

About NOW… ‘Someone’ is thinking that I have become a Legalist! That could not be further from the Truth! May I simply ASK… “Do You Love Christ Jesus”… Enough to Obey His Holy Word… just as HE Obeyed His Father’s Holy Word: when He was here on Earth…? The More I know of the Bible, the Less I find myself justifying myself. I Obey Him out of… “LOVE”…! And, I simply “Confess & Forsake”… and then “Begin Again!” Do You remember what Christ Jesus…“ASKED”…?

*** (Luke 7:40-to-43) And answering, Jesus said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he said, Teacher, speak.
(Luke 7:41) There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. The one owed five hundred [500] denarii, and the other fifty [50].
(Luke 7:42) And they having Nothing to pay, he freely forgave both. Then which of them do you say will love him most?
(Luke 7:43) And answering, Simon said, I suppose that one to whom he forgave most. And He [Jesus] said to him, You have judged rightly.

*** (Matthew 21:28-to-32) But what do you think? A man had two [2] sons; and he came to the First and said, Son, go work in my vineyard today.
(Matt 21:29) He answered and said, I will “Not. But afterwards he Repented and Went.
(Matt 21:30) And he came to the Second and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir; and did Not go.
(Matt 21:31) Which of the two [2] did the will of his father? They said to Him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
(Matt 21:32) For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did Not believe him. But the tax-collectors and the harlots believed him. And when you had seen it, you did Not Repent afterwards so that you might believe him.

*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘you’ call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do ‘Not’ do - what I [Jesus] say?

“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.

*** (2Timothy 2:15) Do your Best to present yourself to God as an Approved Worker, who has Nothing to be ashamed of, Handling the Word of Truth with Precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

*** (Matthew 13:19) When “Anyone hears the Word of the kingdom; and does ‘Not’ understand it; then the wicked one [Satan] comes; and catches away that which was sown in his [her] heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.

Have You made a Study of… “Biblical Holiness”…? Do You realize that it is “More than a Mindset”…? Have You ever been exposed to… “Poison Ivy” As a child living in North Carolina, I got into a Mess of IT! Not only did I break out All OVER: but has an unquenchable Itching! Only with medication from the Doctor, did I survive. Some will go into “Anaphylactic Shock” and even stop breathing. I simply use that as an example! But when one is Filled with the Holy Spirit of God, He takes over their Mind, Will & Emotions and “Holiness” is simply an outpouring of the “Love, Mercy & Grace of God!” Did You know that Christ Jesus spoke about this, when He said…?

*** (Mark 12:32) And the scribe said to Him [Jesus], Right, Teacher, according to Truth You have spoken, that God is one, and there is no other besides Him.
(Mark 12:33) And to love Him with “ALL the Heart”, and with “ALL the Understanding”, and with “ALL the Soul”, and with “ALL the Strength”, and to love the neighbor as himself, is more than “ALL” the burnt offerings and sacrifices.
(Mark 12:34) And seeing that he had answered intelligently, Jesus said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared to question Him anymore.

“One Hand, one Foot & one Eye – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done “All” the things “Commanded” you, say; We are unprofitable servants; for we have done what was [only] Our = ‘DUTY’
To Do.

Biblical Holiness is a “Function of your Obedience” in your… “Mind, Will, Emotions & Heart!” [Mark 12:33] When You Love Others; as You Love the LORD, your behavior… Will Allow You… to “Love your Neighbor” as “You love Yourself!”

*** (Romans 13:8-to-14) Do not owe anyone anything-except to love one another. For the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
(Rom 13:9) For the commandments, "You must NOT Commit Adultery; you must NOT Murder; you must NOT Steal; you must NOT Covet," and every other commandment are summed up in this statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."
(Rom 13:10) Love Never does “Anythingthat is harmful to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.
(Rom 13:11) This is necessary because you know the times that it's time for you to wake up from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.
(Rom 13:12) The night is almost over, and the day is near. Let us therefore put aside the works of darkness and put on the Armor of Light. [Holiness - 1Pet 1:15-16]
(Rom 13:13)  Let us behave decently, as people who live in the light of day. No wild parties, drunkenness, sexual immorality, promiscuity, rivalry, or jealousy!
(Rom 13:14) Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ [Romans 12:1-to-4], and Do NOT Obey your flesh and its desires.

Biblical Holiness is simply… Having the Mind of Christ…! Simply PUT: (Philippians 2:5) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: How very simple it is: when You ask yourself… Would Christ Jesus DO: “This or That”…? This Bible Blog is ONLY a starting point for your “LIFE LONG” Study of Biblical Holiness! I have been on this Study for many years and learn ‘More’ every day! [Rom 13:10]

 QUESTION: Before... “ANY & EVERY”.... SPIRITUAL... “EXERCISE & PRACTICE”.....DO YOU OBEY.... "2Chronicles 12:14"... =OR= "Ezra 7:10"....? And YES... this Includes... Prayer [Luke 18:1].... Bible Study [2Timothy 2:15].... Witnessing [1Peter 3:15]... Communion [1Corinthains 11:23-to-32]... Or “Any Other Spiritual Exercise”... and the “LIKE”...? A “Prepared Heart”… is the basis for Obedient: Biblical Holiness…! [John 8:28-29]

*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a FIRE? Says the LORD Jehovah; and like a Hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? [A Sword: Hebrews 4:11-12-13]

“WHO – is the Word of God? – 101” …Blog.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!