“Heart Burn – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 24:25-to-32) And He [Jesus] said to them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all things that the prophets spoke!
(Luke 24:26) Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?
(Luke 24:27) And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
(Luke 24:28) And they drew near the village where they were going. And He appeared to be going further.
(Luke 24:29) But they constrained Him, saying, Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. And He went in to stay with them.
(Luke 24:30) And it happened as He reclined with them, taking the loaf, He blessed it, and breaking it, He gave to them.
(Luke 24:31) And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him. And He became invisible to them.
(Luke 24:32) And they said to one another, Did not our “heart burn” within us while He talked with us by the way and while He opened the Scriptures to us?
*** (2Chronicles 12:14) And he did the EVIL: –>because he did ‘NOT’: –> Prepare his Heart; to seek the LORD.
*** (Ezra 7:10) For Ezra had “Prepared his Heart” –> to seek the Law of the LORD Jehovah; –> and to do it; –> and to teach statutes and judgments: in Israel.
*** (1Corinthains 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among Stewards that one be found FAITHFUL.
*** (1Corinthains 11:30) That's why so “MANY” of you [Christians] are WEAK; and SICK; and a considerable number are DYING.
Do You have… “Heart Burn”… when You read the Holy Word of God? In “Luke 24:32” two of the disciples met Christ Jesus after His resurrection, but did Not recognize Him. In these Scriptures, we are explained why. As I read the Holy Word of God, I am always looking for Questions as for the reasons WHY, such things are revealed in Scripture. Perhaps, they had not been looking for a “Resurrected Christ?” Perhaps the “Trauma” of seeing miracles for 3 years and then the ‘Supposed Defeat’ of the Kingdom of God: as Christ was crucified. The Jews had been looking for a Deliverer, to free them from Roman Oppression. Christ Jesus did Not fit into that pattern. Only when Christ opened to them the Scriptures, “Luke 24:27” were they then ‘Cognizant’ of His Mission. I prepare my heart, before I meet with Christ Jesus… “Daily”… in His Holy Word! May I simply ASK: “Do You, before You meet with Him, Daily”…?
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the LORD.
“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (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?
Recently I was sharing with one of my Brothers in Christ… about these techniques. His wife said, “That she was Not a “Morning Person!” I simply asked, when You are on Vacation, do You sleep in or do You become a ‘morning person’, to get the “Most out of your Vacation?” Most of us admire an “Olympic Athlete”. Their ‘training & discipline’ is Not for that “Gold Medal”, but so they can have their ‘Picture’ on that box of cereal! [Joke] I once heard the testimony of a Decathlon champion. He said he did Not feel like running, but after 12-14 miles, he did! Christ Jesus called His Disciples, “Soldiers!” We are soldiers in this Spiritual War, “His Truth Against Lies!” (1Jn 5:19)
*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) 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.
“Shipwreck Christians [?] – 101” …Blog.
*** (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?
*** (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. [John 10:27-28-29]
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation; beloved, I had need to write to you; to exhort you to ‘Contend Earnestly’ for the [True] Faith; once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For some people have slipped in; among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation; because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
“Earnestly ‘Contending’ for the: ‘True Faith’ – 101”…Blog [1/5]
(Matthew 23:11) But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant”… is simply His calling upon our Lives! In whatever we do in this life… we are “His Workmanship & His Representative” to a lost & dying world!
*** (Colossians 3:23-24-25) And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and Not to men;
(Col 3:24) knowing that from the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. For you serve the Lord Christ.
(Col 3:25) But he who does Wrong shall receive justice for the wrong which he did, and there is no respect of persons.
(Isaiah 32:17) And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the service of righteousness shall be quietness and hope forever.
“Reasonable Service – 101” …Blog.
*** (Romans 12:1-to-4) I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
(Rom 12:2) “Do Not” be conformed to this world; but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is -> what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
(Rom 12:3) For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you ‘Not’ to think of yourself more highly than you should think; rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has ASSIGNED each of you.
(Rom 12:4) For we have many parts in one body; but these parts do ‘Not’ all have the same function [office].
Each morning when I meet with Christ Jesus… in His Holy Word, I spend the rest of the day, examining those Scriptures in my mind. When we do this, we simply ‘Allow the Indwelling Holy Spirit’ to… “REARRANGE our Thought Processes!” Hour human reasoning & human logic is REPLACED: with His Holy Word & the Truth of His Holy Word. Christ Jesus is the Living Word of God, did Always & Only the will of God! The sooner we know the Scriptures and are willing to “Obey” [Luke 6:46 & James 1:22] them; the more our minds will be “Transformed” into the “Mind of Christ!” Remember what John the Baptist said…? “(John 3:30) He must Increase, but I must Decrease.”
“Christ In You, the Hope of Glory – 101” …Blog.
*** (Ephesians 1:13-14) in Whom also you, Hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in Whom also believing, [Acts 15:8-9] you were Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise,
(Eph 1:14) Who is the earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. [Romans 8:9]
*** (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.
*** (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]
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us [Genesis 1:26]? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
*** (Luke 14:26-to-30) If anyone comes to Me [Jesus] and does Not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, Yes, and his own life also, he Cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever does Not bear his cross and come after Me, he Cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:28) For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and Count the Cost, whether he may have enough to finish it;
(Luke 14:29) lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is Not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him,
(Luke 14:30) saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.
*** (1Corinthains 9:16) For though I preach the gospel, no glory is to me. For necessity is laid on me; yea: woe is to me -> if I do NOT preach the gospel!
*** (Deuteronomy 18:13) Thou shalt be Perfect with the LORD thy God.
*** (Matthew 5:48) You be therefore Perfect; even as your Father [God] which is in heaven: is perfect.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!