Sunday, February 28, 2010

“What about” –? – 101 = “Hebrews 6:4-5-6”

“What about” –? – 101 = “Hebrews 6:4-5-6”

Recently someone asked me… about these verses. First, one must understand the “Contiguous Truth” found in God’s Word, the Bible. Unlike a secular text book, God’s Truth in interwoven though out all the different chapters and books. There is no index or appendix to immediately find the Truth about a particular subject. Matter of fact, unless one is Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God, they ‘cannot’… discern Biblical Truth.

*** (1Corinthians 2:12-to-16) But we = have ‘not’ = received the spirit of the world, = but = the [Holy] Spirit from God, = so that we might = ‘know’ = the things that are = freely given to us = by God.
(1Cor 2:13) These things = we also speak, = ‘not’ in words = which man's wisdom teaches, = but = which the Holy Spirit teaches, = comparing = spiritual things = with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14) But the = natural man = does ‘not’ receive = the things = of the Spirit of God, = for they are ‘foolishness’ = to him; = ‘neither’ = can he know them, = because they are = spiritually discerned.
(1Cor 2:15) But he who = is spiritual = judges all things, = yet he himself = is judged by = no one.
(1Cor 2:16) For who has known = the mind of the Lord, = that he may instruct Him? = But we have = the mind of Christ.

A friend of mine… is in Bible College now. She told me that they were studying ‘Doctrine’, and it was somewhat boring. In order for a Christian to know the “Truth of the Word of God”, they must learn it, in their heart ‘first’, and then in the mind. Believing God’s Truth, first by ‘Faith’, will enable one to understand more Truth. These particular verses in Hebrews 6, I struggled with, to understand ‘exactly’ what they meant. Once I understood the Scriptures, which spoke about the “Holy Spirit”, all the pieces of these verses, made sense, in my mind. But ‘only’ after, I believed them, in my heart. Heart First… by Faith… then in my mind.

*** (Numbers 23:19) God is = ‘not’ a man = that He should lie, = neither = the son of man = that He should repent. = Has He said, = and shall He not = do it? Or = has He spoken, = and = shall He not = make it good?

*** (Psalms 36:9) For with You [God] = is the fountain of life; = in Your Light = we shall see = Light.

Your desire should be… to know more about God, so that you, may show your love to Him, through your obedience, to His Word. Many live without this obedience to Him, and so are stunted spiritually, in ‘Spiritual Maturation’. In addition, some ‘only’ want to be known as Spiritual, but really have ‘no’ heart care, for God and His Word. A reputation as someone knowledgeable about the Bible, is ‘all’ they care for. They have ‘no’ heart, for the lost and ‘no’ agenda, to help bring others… to their individual level, of ‘Spiritual Maturity’.

*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you = when ‘all’ men = shall speak well = of you! For so = their fathers = did ‘to’ = the false prophets.

*** (Luke 11:42) But woe to you, = Pharisees! [religious] = For you tithe = mint and rue = and every herb, = and = ‘pass over’ = judgment = and = the love of God. = You = ‘ought to’ = have done these, = and ‘not’ = to leave the other = ‘undone’.

Perhaps ‘if’ you will examine… your reason, to want to know, what the Word of God, means, ‘Then’ you will have some idea of what Obedience, is required by it? If you have a teen, would you… “Teach or Allow”… ‘him or her’… to drive your family vehicle? If they ‘always’ showed irresponsibility, wouldn’t it be ‘foolish’, on your part, to allow them to drive? That is a rhetorical question! I can think of a perfect example of the “Truth of Word of God”. Only when, you hold the Truth of the Word of God… more precious than gold… then you will be ready to understand …“Him” [God] and His Word.

*** (Proverbs 26:12) Do you see = a man wise = in his own eyes? = There is = more hope = for a fool = than for him.

*** (1Corinthians 14:38) But = if any = is ignorant, = let him = be ignorant.

Now perhaps we… should discuss first, “What the Scriptures”… have said, about the Holy Spirit and then, look at those verses in Hebrews? There are many other verses that explain the operation of the Holy Spirit, but these enough to get you started. Once one is ‘Born Again’… by the Holy Spirit of God… they can never… lose their salvation. “Salvation is the Holy Spirit”… living on one! That ‘one time’ action by God, is in response to His calling, prompting and drawing, of the Holy Spirit. Underline these verses in your Bible, or highlight them with a colored marker. See… “John 6:44”

1. The Promise… of the Holy Spirit… John 7:38-39.

2. The Validation… of Salvation… Romans 8:9.

3. The Anointing… of the Holy Spirit… 1John 2:20 & 27, 2Corinthians 1:21.

4. The Sealing… of the Holy Spirit… 2Corintians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13, 4:30.

5. The Earnest… of the Holy Spirit… 2Corinthians 5:5, Ephesians 1:14.

6. The Guidance… of the Holy Spirit… Romans 8:14.

7. The Teaching… of the Holy Spirit… John 16:13-14-15

8. The Testimony… of the Holy Spirit… John 15:26.

9. The Life… of the Holy Spirit… Romans 8:11.

10. The Witness… of the Holy Spirit… Romans 8:16-17,

11. The Borning… of the Holy Spirit… John 3:3-to-8, 1Corinthians 12:13.

12. The Measure… of the Holy Spirit… John 3:34.

13. The Excellency… of the Holy Spirit… 2Corinthians 4:7.

In examining these verses… we will see what it says and what it ‘does not’ say. Some try and make the Bible say, what it does not, in order to validate what their ‘Church Denomination’ teaches or preaches. Many times I have heard people expound that these verses, making that it means that one can lose their Salvation. Once again… “The Bible = ‘interprets’ = the Bible”… not mankind or some Church. Remember that I said… “God’s Truth is first validated”… in your Heart… and then your Mind. Those that try and learn Gods Truth… in their heads, are often confused by Scripture.
*** (Hebrews 6:4-5-6) For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
(Heb 6:5) and have tasted the good Word of God and the powers of the world to come,
(Heb 6:6) and who have fallen away; it is impossible, I say, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify the Son of God afresh to themselves and put Him to an open shame.

What these verses Say…!

Heb 6:4… “For it is Impossible”…

Heb 6:6… “To renew them ‘again’ to Repentance”…

To understand this “Truth”… one must ask themselves, “Where does Repentance”, come from…? The answer if found in these verses, Only from God. Those in the Corinthian Church, were living in sin, even though they knew Christ. They were being proud about Adultery, 1Cor 5. They taking Christian to court before Unbelievers, 1Cor 6. They were made sick and some were dying… 1Cor 11, and the list goes on and on. Even while being Chastened by God, they were still in rebellion. “NONE”… on their Own… “Could Repent”…! They were simply ‘hardened’ by Sin!

*** (2Timothy 2:25-26) in meekness = instructing those = who oppose [Truth], = if perhaps = “God” = will give them = “REPENTANCE” = to the acknowledging = of the Truth,
(2Tim 2:26) and that = they ‘awake’ = out of = the snare of the Devil, = having been = taken captive = by him, = so as to do = the will of him [Satan].

*** (Luke 4:6-7-8) And = the Devil = said to Him, [Jesus] = All this power = I will ‘give’ You, = and = the glory of them; = for it has been = “DELIVERED TO ME” = And = I give it = to “whomever” = I [Satan] will.
(Luke 4:7) Therefore = if = You will worship me, = “all” = shall be yours.
(Luke 4:8) And Jesus = answered and said = to him, = Get behind me, Satan! = For it is written, “You shall worship = the Lord your God, = and = Him “only” = shall you serve."

*** (1John 5:19) We know = that we are from God = and = that the whole world = lies under = the control = of the “evil one” [Satan].

When Someone… is held in by the power of “Sin/Sins”, by his or her… “Disobedience to the Word of God”, they are trapped. Have you ever heard a ‘Drunk’ or a ‘Drug User’ say… “I can quit, when I want to, it is that I just… don’t want to!” That is why… they cannot bring themselves to “Repentance”. Only God can do that. Sickness and even death, can be part of God’s Chastening, see Hebrews 12:6-to-13. God spanks His real children. He also allows one to return to… eat with the pigs, till they are ready to repent. Like the prodigal son, who finally… came to the end of himself.

Is there an example… in the Scriptures, of a person described in “Hebrews 6:4-5-6”…? Yes, his name is called, “Demas”. Look at these three verses about him. “2Timothy 4:10 – Demas has forsaken me, for the love of this present world. Two 'other' verses speak about him, “Colossians 4:14” and “Philemon 1:24”. He pretended to be a real believer, even involved in ministry. He is the perfect example of those in… “Hebrews 6:4-5-6”.
What these verses, “Do ‘Not’ Say”… Simply look list of… “The 13 workings of the Holy Spirit”… in the above lists. Never do these verses in Hebrews 6… repeat ‘any’ of the attributes in the above list. Perhaps it may be explained, as you probably know, by those that have left the “Faith?” Their “Saving Faith”… was not that of which the Bible speaks about. It was ‘only’… a mental ascent… to the Truth, there was never a work of God, by His Holy Spirit… in their heart. Hence they turned away, as we are told here.

*** (1John 2:19-20-21) They = went ‘out’ = from us, = but = they were ‘not’ = of us; = for if = they were [really] of us, = they would have ‘continued’ = with us. = But they = went ‘out’ = so that = it might be = ‘revealed’ = that they were = ‘not’ all of us.
(1Jn 2:20) But = you have = an anointing = from the Holy One, = and = you know all things.
(1Jn 2:21) I have ‘not’ written to you = because = you ‘do not’ = know the Truth, = but because = you ‘know= it, = and know that = no lie = is of the Truth.

*** (Jude 1:19) These are = those = setting themselves apart, = animal-like ones, = “not” = having the [Holy] Spirit.

These verses describe… those of “Hebrews 6:4-5-6”… perfectly. Not having the Holy Spirit, not knowing the Truth, not having that Anointing, and most of all… not continuing in the True Faith. How many times… does God give ‘repentance’… to the Believer and the Non-Believer…? I do not know, as that is God’s business, and not ours. Although there are verses that He deals with some, different than others. If you will read the Old Testament ‘sacrifices for sin’, the Priests had a greater sacrifice, being spiritual leaders, than the common man. Positions of responsibilities have greater costs.

*** (James 3:1) Not many = of you = should become teachers, = my brothers, = because = you know = that we who teach = will be judged = “more severely”.

*** (Luke 12:48) But he = ‘not’ knowing [ignorance], = and doing things = worthy of stripes, = shall be beaten = with ‘few’ stripes. = For to whomever = ‘much’ is given, = of him = ‘much’ = shall be required. = And to whom men = have committed ‘much’, = of him = they will ask = the ‘more’.

(Psalms 138:2) I will worship = toward Your holy temple, = and = praise Your Name = for Your loving-kindness = and = for “Your Truth's” sake; = for You [God] = have magnified = Your Word = ‘above all’ = Your Name. = [Psalms 119:18 & 1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

“Which ‘JESUS’ – 101”…Blog.

“Which ‘JESUS’ – 101”…Blog.

Did you ‘Know’… that there is ‘more than’, one Jesus, in the Bible…? Open your Bible to “Colossians 4:11” and see that Jesus. If you have read through any of the Old Testament, especially the first five books of Moses, called the Pentateuch, you will see the ‘detail’ there about the instructions from God. The “Specificity of the Word of God”, is ‘Exact’, in its Absolute Truth. No one can ‘imply or mistake’, what God has said. Perhaps in this world and its “Entropy”, the “Real Christian” needs to be… “More Exacting”… in their discussions about Christ Jesus, the Messiah. Hence “Christ”… is the Messianic term, for the “Redeemer of all Mankind!”  

*** (Matthew 1:23) Behold, = the virgin = shall conceive = in her womb, = and = will bear a son. = And = they will call = “His Name Emmanuel,” = which being interpreted is, = “God” = with us.

*** (Matthew 1:20-21) And = as he = thought upon these things, = behold, = the angel of the Lord = appeared to him = in a dream, = saying, = Joseph, = son of David, = do ‘not’ fear = to take to you Mary = as your wife. = For ‘that’ in her = is fathered = of = the Holy Spirit.
(Matt 1:21) And = she shall bear = a Son, = and = you shall call = “His name = JESUS”: = for He shall save = His people = from their sins.

Have you ever… read through the New Testament… and listed ‘for’ yourself, the names by which “Christ Jesus” is called…? Perhaps if, you will take the time, turn off the TV and your computer; you will have an understanding of this wonderful subject. Simply take a notebook, and start listing those verses for yourself. It won’t happen overnight, but soon you will have a new appreciation of exactly Who… ‘Christ Jesus’ is. Did you notice, in the above Verses… that the Step Father of Christ, was Joseph. So too, we ‘must be’… “Adopted into God’s family”... to become sons & daughters of God!

(Ephesians 1:4-to-8) according as = He [God] = chose us = in Him [Jesus] = before = the foundation of the world, = that we = should be = holy = and = without blame = before Him = in love,
(Eph 1:5) having = predestined us = to the “Adoption” of children = by Jesus Christ = to Himself [God], = according to = the good pleasure = of His will,
(Eph 1:6) to the praise = of the glory = of His grace, = in which = He = has made us = ‘accepted’ = in the One [Jesus] having been loved.
(Eph 1:7) In Him [Christ] = we have redemption = “Through His blood”, = the forgiveness of sins, = according to = the riches of His grace,
(Eph 1:8) which = He = caused to abound = toward us = in all wisdom = and understanding;

How very Precious… the cost of ‘our’ redemption. As an unworthy sinner, simply redeemed, by the Mercy of God, in the… “Death, Burial and Resurrection”… of our Redeemer, “Christ Jesus”. It is by His Grace and Goodness to us, and ‘not’ by any works of our own. Not even the Old Testament Jew… could have this assurance. He had to ‘continually’ have the sacrifices for their, “Sin/Sins”. The ‘smell’ of some sacrifice, was always… pungent… in the atmosphere. Every time I drive past ‘Burger King’ a smell the ‘flame broiled’ burgers, I remember these thoughts, of what it must have been like.

*** (Hebrews 10:10-to-14) By this will = we are ‘sanctified’ = through = ‘the offering’ = of the body = of Jesus Christ = “Once for All”.
(Heb 10:11) And indeed = every priest = stands ‘daily’ = ministering and offering = often = the same sacrifices, = which can ‘never’ = take away sins.
(Heb 10:12) But this Man [Christ Jesus], = after He had offered = “one sacrifice” [Himself] = for sins = “Forever”, = sat down = on the right of God,
(Heb 10:13) from then on = expecting = until His enemies = are made His footstool.
(Heb 10:14) For by = “one offering” = He = has perfected = ‘forever’ = those who = are sanctified.

Perhaps you can see ‘Why’… I have entitled this blog… “Which Jesus?” Any religion, that does ‘Not’ believe that… “Christ Jesus is God”… is a ‘False One’… and so is, their ‘Jesus!’ Did you know that the Mormon religion, teaches the ‘Jesus’ is the brother of Lucifer and not God? Did you know that the Jehovah Witness, do ‘not’ believe that Jesus is God…? Many of the False Pseudo Christian sects, Denominations and Churches… Only use the Name of Jesus, in a historical or cultural way. Did you know, that Jesus, raised His own body…? He would surely have to be God, to do that!

*** (John 2:19-to-22) Jesus answered = and said to them, = Destroy this temple = and = in three days = “I” [Jesus] = will raise it up.
(John 2:20) Then the Jews said, = this temple was forty-six years building, = and = will You rear it up = in three days?
(John 2:21) But = He = “spoke of the temple – of His body”.
(John 2:22) Therefore = when = He had ‘risen’ = from the dead, = His disciples ‘remembered’ that = He = had said this to them, = and = they believed = the Scripture = and = the ‘word’ = which Jesus = had said.

*** (John 10:17-18) Therefore = My Father [God] = loves Me [Jesus], = because = “I” = ‘lay down’ = My life = so that = “I” [Jesus] = might = take it [up] again.
(John 10:18) ‘No one’ = takes it from Me, = but = “I” = lay it down = from Myself. = “I” = have authority = to lay it down, = and = “I” = have authority = to take it = again. = I have received = this commandment = from My Father.

Do you know… “Christ Jesus”… Who He really is and ‘Why’, it is so very important that You believe in the “Right Jesus”…? The exactness of the Scriptures will ‘not’ accept another ‘Jesus’ in the belief system of God. If your religion calls the name of Jesus, and it is ‘NOT’… the Jesus of the Bible, then your belief… will ‘not’ bring… “Eternal Salvation”. Say it isn’t so…? Is the Jesus you believe in… the same Jesus of Islam…? The Muslim believes in Jesus and that he came from God. Which ‘Jesus’, do you believe in…?  

Recently someone said… God knows, which Jesus. I believe in, so it really doesn’t make any difference! May I ask you… is that ‘really’, what you Believe? Is there a Bible verse that contradicts that wrong belief…? Yes there is, posted below. Perhaps now is the time to ask you, when was the last time you read though the Bible, the Word of God, and saw ‘what it really said’ for itself…? When you were in school… did any professor or teacher, give you a right answer… because they ‘Knew’… what you meant… when your answer was ‘Wrong’…? Which… Jesus?

*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) “NOT” = ‘everyone’ = who says to Me [Jesus], = Lord! = Lord! Shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, = but = he who = does the will [Word] of = My Father in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) “MANY” = will say to Me = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did we not = prophesy = in Your Name, = and = through Your Name = throw out demons, = and = through Your Name = do ‘many’ = wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And = then I [Jesus] = will say to them = “I” = never = knew you! = Depart from Me [Jesus], = those working lawlessness!

Which ‘Jesus', do you think… they believed, in or on…? If there is no ‘hunger’ for the Holy Word of God… in your life, and a ‘willingness’, to do His Word… did you ‘really’ believe in Jesus, the “Right Jesus”..? How many leave their Church and say, I once was a Christian, but the left the Faith. May I suggest the accuracy of the Word of God… when it say this, about their “Belief in Jesus?” Do you know anyone who says they were once, a Christian…? Which ‘Jesus’, did they believe in…?

*** (1John 2:19) “They” = went out = from us, = but = they were ‘not’ = of us; = for ‘if’ = they were of us, = they would have = continued with us. = But they went out = so that = ‘it might be revealed’ = that they were = ‘not’ = all of us.

*** (2Timothy 4:10) For = “Demas” = has forsaken me [Paul], = having ‘loved’ this present world, = and he has departed to Thessalonica. = Crescens went to Galatia, = Titus to Dalmatia.

In two, other chapters… ‘Demas’ was mentioned, “Colossians 4:14 and Philemon 1:24”. How about those Catholics, and their belief in Jesus, will that Jesus, get them to heaven…? How about the other Many Christian denominations, that teach, ‘other than that’, which is in the Bible and still ‘call’ themselves… “Christian?” If I live in a garage… can I then call myself a ‘car?’ Right away someone will say, I really didn’t know ‘WHO’ Jesus was, only that He died for my “Sin/Sins”…? But God knew which Jesus you really believe in, and it He was the right one, God gave His Holy Spirit to you. By the way, if it was the ‘Right Jesus’, do you now, read & study & obey… His Word…? Simply read… “James 1:22 & Luke 6:46”…!

*** (John 7:38-39) He who = believes on Me [Jesus], = as the “Scripture” = has said, = “Out of his belly = shall flow = rivers of living water”.
(John 7:39) But = He [Jesus] = spoke this about = the [Holy] Spirit, = which they = who believed = on Him [Jesus] =should receive; = for = the “Holy Spirit” = was not yet given, = because Jesus = was not ‘yet’ glorified. [risen from the dead]

*** (Ephesians 1:12-13-14) for us = to be = to the praise = of His glory, = ‘who’ = previously = had trusted in Christ; = [Christ–‘or’–Jesus?]
(Eph 1:13) in whom = also you, = hearing = the “Word of Truth”, = the gospel = of our salvation, = in whom = also believing, = you were = ‘sealed’ = with the Holy Spirit = of promise [Romans 8:9],
(Eph 1:14) Who = is the earnest = of our inheritance, = to the redemption = of the purchased possession [you], = to the praise of His glory.

Often times… people say they believe in Jesus. Did you notice how the above Bible verses, specify… that your belief… “Must be – According to the Scriptures?” And that, your belief is to be in “Christ Jesus”, His Messianic title…? Did you ever see a beggar next to the highway with a sign… “Need Help, Jesus loves you, what about me?” Which Jesus, was he speaking about…? Many here in America, have a “Cultural Jesus”… but ‘not’, the one of the Bible! How could there be so many that… Believe in Jesus… and there then, be the Murder of Innocent babies, in their mother’s womb…? Which ‘Jesus’ did they believe in…?

Do you know… when you are ‘to die’…? If you do not know, are you prepared in your ‘Belief in Jesus’, the Right Jesus… or in another Jesus…? Why then do so many… walk away from obedience to the Bible… and then come back, thinking their belief in ‘Jesus’ was correct…? So many young people, raised in ‘Pseudo Christian’ homes… ‘do not’, have a Bible concept of the Real Jesus. If they did… then just perhaps… they might “Obey His Word”…? And you, who are adults, do you keep His Word… or… just that of your preacher or your Church. Have you ever questioned, what was said from the Pulpit… because it did “Not Agree”… With the Holy Word of God…? Which Jesus… do you get from your Church…? Please read… “Isaiah 8:20”…!

*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, = the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah, = that = I will = send a famine = in the land; = not a famine of bread = nor a thirst for water, = but of ‘hearing’ = the Words of Jehovah [God].

*** (Luke 19:26) For I = say to you = that to everyone who has, = more will be given. = And = from him = who has not, = even that = which he has = will be taken from him.

(Psalms 138:2) I will worship = toward Your holy temple, = and = praise Your Name = for Your loving-kindness = and = for “Your Truth's” sake; = for You [God] = have magnified = Your Word = ‘above all’ = Your Name. = [Psalms 119:18 & 1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]

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Friday, February 26, 2010

“Death – 101”…Blog.

“Death – 101”…Blog.

How do you… ‘personally’, deal with death? Perhaps a relative or even spouse or your child…? Perhaps you have never thought about it. For most, it is a time of crisis and great emotional upheaval. This subject has been removed out of our thinking, except when it is in the news. This week a trainer at SeaWorld, in Orlando Florida, was killed by a ‘whale’. She was in her early forties and expected to live for some time, yet the news reported that she was taken by drowning. “All”… seem to have ‘forgotten’… that is why, it is called… “A Killer Whale!”

*** (Hebrews 9:27) And = as it is = “appointed” = to mankind = ‘once to die’, = but = [immediately] after this = the judgment,

People are ‘tied’… to their Emotions. Sometimes this can be good, but often not, as it can be to our detriment. The Life Insurance industry has mostly given people a ‘false sense’ of protection. The actuary tables provide statistics, on how long someone will live and they bet on these facts, to sell you ‘Life Insurance’. But, may I suggest that is ‘not’… what you really need? It is …“Life Assurance”… ‘To live your life properly’, in the ‘here & now and after you die’. This cannot be purchased, from an agent or on the internet. It comes, only from God, the God of the Bible and His Word.

*** (John 14:6) Jesus = said = to him, = I am = the Way, = the Truth, = and = the Life; = ‘no one’ = comes to = the Father [God] = but by Me.

This… “Life Assurance”… will help one… ‘Handle the TRUTH’… when someone you know dies. Sorry No, I am not speaking about a religion, or the false hope of atheism that says, there is nothing after death. Many that have religion, and even ‘some’, that have a form of Christianity… are ‘not sure’, when someone close to them… ‘Dies!’ The real question that haunts them is… “Do I, even have the ‘Right Belief’, about what happens, when I die? If you told someone about Jesus, would it be the correct belief, in that kind of… Christ Jesus, spoken about by most…?

*** (John 7:38-39) He who = believes on Me [Jesus], = As “The Scripture” = has said, = “Out of his belly = shall flow = rivers of = living water.”
(John 7:39) But He = spoke this = about the [Holy] Spirit, = which they = who believed [as the Scripture has said] = on Him [Christ] = should receive; = for the Holy Spirit = was not yet given, = because Jesus = was not yet glorified.

Did you Know… that if your, ‘Belief in Jesus’… “Is Not, according to the Scriptures”… it is not, the “Correct Belief”. Many live their lives… “Not according to the Scriptures”… but according to the way their Church or Pastor… believes. About now, someone is saying, “You are Crazy.” For example, I know of a Female Homosexual Pastor, that has a Church and congregation. They say they… “Believe in Jesus”… but is that the “Jesus of the Bible”…? Would you, thrust… ‘That Jesus’… for eternal life? Their Jesus, allows them to “Practice their Sin” and believes in what their Church teaches… and still go to heaven…? … “Not So!”

*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For = the time has come = for the ‘Judgment’ = to begin = from the house of God. = And if = it first begins = from us, = what will be = the end = of those = ‘disobeying’ = the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And = if the righteous one = is = “scarcely saved”, = where shall = the ungodly = and = the sinner appear?

Do you ‘really know’… what the Gospel is, according to the Bible? Or do you ‘only know’ what your Church or Denomination… “Teaches?” They may ‘not’… be the “Same!” When faced with the death of your… “Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Grandparent, Child”… are you willing to trust their… “Belief in Jesus”… to that which is… “Other than What the Bible”… ‘Really teaches’…? Did you know there are at least ‘Three Jesus’… spoken about, in the Bible. Which one of ‘those’ do you trust your eternal life on…?

*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not = ‘everyone’ = who says = to Me [Jesus], = Lord! = Lord! = Shall enter = the kingdom of Heaven, = ‘but’ = he who = does the will [Word] = of My Father [God] = in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) = “MANY” = will say to Me [Jesus] = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did ‘we not’ = ‘prophesy’ = in Your Name, = and = ‘through’ = Your Name = ‘throw out’ = demons, = and = through Your Name = ‘do many’ = wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then = I [Jesus] = will say to them = I = ‘never’ = knew you! = Depart from Me, = those working = lawlessness!

About now… some may be questioning… If in fact, they believe in the “Right Jesus?” The… “MANY”… in those above Bible verses, ‘surely’ thought, that their belief… was the Right One! All their friends at Church… believe the same thing. It was all right for them to live the way they did… believing that they were ‘Loving & Serving’… the “Wrong Jesus?” Just ask any of them and they will tell you, “We Are serving Jesus!” But simply present the… “Word of God, or a Bible Verse”… to them about something, they “Approve” and they will ‘immediately’… become your enemy!

*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your Word = is Truth.

*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus = answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that = “Man ‘shall not’ = live by = bread alone, = but = By Every = Word of God."

*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = “Doers of the Word”, = and = “Not Merely Hearers” = “Who Deceive” = themselves.

Will you Trust… “Your Belief”… instead of that of the Bible, about Jesus? Who He is, and what He requires of you, to have that Correct Belief in Him… to gain you Eternal Life…? Have you ‘ever’ read through… “Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy”…? If you have, were you taken by the … “Miniscule & Exacting Details of Worship”. That was commanded, by God, to Moses, for the… “Correct worship and sacrifices offered to God?” Did you know that two of Aarons’ four sons… were destroyed ‘immediately’… for leading in the wrong worship of God…? After all the instructions and the written Word for a reference… they ‘chose’ to disobey God’s Word.

*** (1Timothy 5:24) Some = men's sins = are ‘open’ = beforehand, = going ‘before’ = to judgment. = And some = they ‘also’ = follow after.

*** (Galatians 4:16) So then = did I become = your enemy = speaking to you = the Truth?

When King David… committed “Adultery”, with Bathsheba, another man’s wife, the child died. But did you know that the same “Adultery” that David did… his children ‘did’ also…? His son Amnon raped his half sister, Tamar. Later when David’s son, Solomon took over the Kingdom, he had over ‘1,000 women’, in his harem. David’s adultery, was passed down to his Children. Solomon had heathen wives, who had him, build Heathen Temples in Israel. These idols were forbidden by God. This trickle down ‘sin’, parent to child… was a direct result… of David’s… “Disobedience = To God’s Word”.

*** (Nehemiah 13:26) Did not Solomon = king of Israel = “Sin” = by these things? = Yet among = many nations = there was no king like him, = who was beloved = by his God, = and God made him king = over all Israel. = But = [heathen] ‘women’ = from other lands = caused = even him = to sin.

*** (2Corinthians 13:5) “Examine” = ‘yourselves’, = whether you = are in = “The Faith”, = ‘Prove’ = your own selves. = Do you ‘not know’ = your own selves, = that = Jesus Christ = is [really] in you, = unless you are = reprobates?

Some only want… the easy ‘Truth’. They are ‘not willing’, to know what the Bible really teaches about “Salvation and Judgment”. Instead, they will take ‘anything’ they are told, without question. ‘Few’ want the whole Truth, that teaches that ‘Few’ will really be saved! Only when the cold hard facts of… “Death”… are made real to them… are they willing to deal with it. If you have Life Insurance… and not… “Life Assurance”… for the here and now and hereafter, perhaps now is the time to examine what ‘you’ really believe…?

*** (Matthew 7:14) Because = ‘narrow’ is the gate = and = ‘constricted’ is the way = which leads = to life, = and = there are ‘few’ = who find it.

*** (Luke 18:8) I [Jesus] = say to you = that He [God] = will = avenge them speedily. = Yet when = the Son of Man comes, = shall He find = “Faith” = on the earth?

*** (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 Faith” = once delivered = to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For = certain men = crept in secretly, = those having been of old = previously written = into this condemnation, = ungodly ones = “Perverting” = the Grace of our God = for unbridled lust, = and = denying the only Master, God, = even our Lord Jesus Christ.

What is this… “The Faith”… that the Scriptures speak about. Surely it is… “Not”… that ‘Cultural Christianity’… that so many know and say… “Yes I believe in Jesus?” The “Straight & Narrow”… that “True Faith”… is ‘NOT’ known about, by the average person here in the USA. It is ‘NOT’… that, ‘In God we Trust’ that is on our money. Nor is it that… ‘God… that we sing about in… ‘God bless America!’ That is only a ‘Cultural’ Christianity… that makes False Christians… who ‘do not’ want to… “Know and Live”… that Blessed Word of God…!

*** (1Corinthians 15:19) “If” = in this life = ‘only’ = we have hope in Christ, = we are = of ‘all’ men = most miserable.

Isn’t it about Time… for you to ‘really know’… what the Bible says…? When my mother passed away, I had previously led her to Christ, some six months earlier. Even at 83, and knowing she was dying, she knew that all her “Catholic Christian Religion”… could ‘not’, give her that… “Eternal Assurance”… that she needed to face death. She phoned me from her nursing home and asked me to come and speak with her. She knew my faith and that I knew… what the Bible said. God, gave me the privilege to lead her to Christ Jesus, for that… “Eternal Assurance!”

*** (Romans 10:3) For they, = being [willingly] ignorant = of God's righteousness = and = going about = to establish = their own righteousness, = have “not” = submitted themselves = to the righteousness = of God.

*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you = when ‘all’ men = shall speak well = of you! = For so = their fathers = did to = the ‘false’ prophets.

*** (1Corinthains 14:32) The spirits = of prophets [True or False] = are = subject to = the prophets [True or False],

Do you “Really Know”… what the Bible says, about Salvation… and what it means to ‘Believe in Jesus’… “As The Scripture” have said…? “IF” you… do not know…. “Shouldn’t You”…? How then, do you share the real… “Eternal Assurance”… with one… that is about to Die? And then perhaps… with the remaining ‘living’ relatives? Will they believe in… ‘Your Jesus’… or will it be… “The Jesus of the Bible”… “As the Scriptures”, have said…?


*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word]. = [1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]

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Monday, February 22, 2010

“Fear – 101”…Blog.

“Fear – 101”…Blog.

How do you deal with… “Fear?” Is there anyone that is not ‘Fearful’ of something? Do you know… How to deal with ‘Fear?’ Is there “Someone” to be ‘Fearful’ of and some ‘not’ to be ‘Fearful’ of…? Are you so bold… that you can say you have, “No Fear?” Suppose someone was to break into your house or vehicle… how would you then deal with that ‘Fear?’ All these questions are simply to get you to… “Know ‘WHO’ to Fear”… and who, “Not to Fear!”

*** (Hebrews 2:14-15) Since then = the children [humans] = have partaken of flesh and blood, = He [Christ Jesus] also Himself = likewise partook of the same [humanness]; = that through [His] death [and resurrection] = He might destroy = him = who had the power of death = (that is, the Devil),

(Heb 2:15) and = deliver those = who through = “fear of death” = were = “all” their lifetime = subject to bondage [of sin].

This release of “Fear”… is only for those that are the, “Real Children of God”, through being ‘Born Again’, by the Holy Spirit of God. All others… ‘Do Not’ have this assurance… from God through the Scriptures. Those that will not recognize this ‘fear’… have simply blocked it out, and substituted it with “Stupidity!” Have you ever hear this term… “Ignorance can be Fixed = Stupid is Forever!” The definition of ‘Ignorance’… is to be “Un-Informed”. We are all born ‘Ignorant’… and within two or three years, are communication in a ‘language’ we never new.

*** (Proverbs 9:9) Give instruction = to a wise man, = and = he will be = yet wiser: = teach a just man, = and = he will increase in learning.

So what is Stupidity…? How can ‘one’, be stupid and ‘not’ be Fixed? Simply put… “It is that Unwillingness ‘to be’ Taught!” “A common example”, is the person, who continually gets speeding violations, looses their license, and will lose, the privilege to drive. They just seem… “Not to Get”… the ‘cause and effect’ relationship. Many of our prisons are filled with… ‘Repeat Offender’… who continue to make ‘Bad Choices!’ They will ‘not change’, even though they are ‘Re-Incarcerated’, repeatedly.

*** (Proverbs 9:9) Give to = a wise one, = and = he will be = still wiser; = teach a just one, = and = he will increase = in learning.

Have you ever… touched a hot stove, when you were very young? I did at about three and can still remember the blisters that I had on my fingers… because I refused to listen to the wise instructions of my mother. Later on life I often applied that ‘lesson learned’ to many of the other lessons one is required, to learn. Have you done so… or… do you find ‘yourself’… making the same bad decisions…?

*** (Proverbs 27:23) You = be diligent = to know = the state of your flocks, = and = look well = to your herds.

This life lesson… can be applied to ‘any’ of your possessions. Your house needs constant maintenance, as well as your vehicle. Your career choice and your work skills, need constant attention, as well as your mate and children. Without that ‘constant concern’… things will degenerate into a… “State of Apathy!” Most of all, your Spiritual, Emotional and Physical… “YOU”… needs constant attention.

Many like to embrace ‘Fear’… just to test themselves. Such ‘rides’ are a kick to one’s ‘adrenaline rush’, to make sure they are still alive. These are all, in reality, a test of our mind, to see if one can handle real fear. Horror movies are produced ‘only’, to give one, such a rush. This will not hold up to the… ‘Real Fears’… that comes about in ‘real’ life. Our ‘Failing Economy’, Job Loss, Health Problems, No Medical Insurance, Spouse Death and a plethora of other scenarios and the list goes on and on. Even the ‘death’ of a child or that of a parent… seems to bring all these fears, to reality.

*** (1John 4:17-18-19) In this = is our love [Agape] = made perfect, = that we = may have boldness = in the ‘day of judgment’, = that as He is, = so also = we are = in this world.
(1John 4:18) There is = no fear = in love [Agape], = but = perfect love [Agape] = casts out fear, = because = fear has torment. = He who = ‘fears’ = “Has Not” = been perfected = in love [Agape].
(1John 4:19) We love [Agape] = Him [God] = because = He first = loved [Agape] us.

This “Perfect Love [Agape]”… is the 'Only Thing'… to keep us from “Fear!” What is that Love and How does One… get it? It comes from being a Child of God. Did you read the phrase… “In the Day of Judgment”…? That is speaking about our ‘Position’ or our ‘Non-Position’… as a Child of God. The Love we need to overcome ‘Fear’… is only brought about by the Holy Spirit… Who indwells… ‘each & every’… True Believer! If you are not Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God… you cannot have such… ‘Assurance!’ This “Agape Love”… comes “ONLY”… from the Holy Spirit and it cannot be manufactured by… mental ascent or by the will of man.

*** (Romans 8:9) But you are = not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = “IF” = the Spirit of God = dwells in you. = But = “IF Anyone” = has ‘not’ = the Spirit of Christ, = he is = “none” of His.

*** (Proverbs 29:25) The fear of man = brings a snare, = but whoever = puts his trust = in Jehovah = shall be safe.

You have ‘two fears’… that one may be concerned about. The ‘Fear of Man’ can be healthy when we… Lock our doors and vehicles. So too in certain areas of this or other countries, we do not go. While in Miami on a work assignment and in Los Angeles, I was advised by the car rental agents… Not to go in certain areas. They took a map and drew a red circle around those areas. Because of the “High Crime Rates and Gang Activity”… visitors were ‘advised’… not to go to those areas.

*** (Luke 12:4-5) And = I [Jesus] = say to you, = My friends, = do ‘not’ be afraid = of those = who kill the body, = and after that = have ‘no more’ = that they = can do.
(Luke 12:5) But = I [Jesus] = will warn ‘you’ = of “Whom” = you shall = ‘fear’: = Fear “Him” = “Who”, = after He has killed, = ‘has authority’ = to cast into hell. = Yea, = I say to you, = ‘Fear’ Him [God]. = [Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]

Today there are ‘Many’… who “Do Not fear”, God, the God of the Bible. I constantly see their posts on the internet, mocking “God” and “True Christianity”. There are ‘Many’ that say they know God, and yet in ‘practice & lifestyle’… deny Him… by their Life. Some years ago, I had cancer surgery and radiation treatment. For some months during, I had ‘terrors & fears’… even though I was a Born Again Christian. “Only” after I stopping taking, “The Drugs”, they had prescribed… did I get my correct thinking back. Many times, we consume drugs, under doctors’ orders… ‘Without Knowing Completely’… what they will do to our psyche.

*** (Psalms 56:3) When = I am = ‘afraid’ = I will = trust in = You [Lord].

*** (Philippians 2:5) For = let this mind = be in you = which was also = in Christ Jesus,

What is this Mind… of which we are to have? It is the mindset that is ‘guided and led’, by the Holy Spirit… with the Word of God. It is that “Obedience” to His Word… that will give us the Peace of God, that Love of God [Agape], for ‘each & every’ situation. “God’s Peace”, is not ‘only’ for peace times… but for those of, ‘tribulation and trials’, that come upon ‘all’ mankind. We are ‘All’… put to the test… but it is “How we Respond”… that will reveal the real you.

*** (John 14:26-27) But = the Comforter, = the Holy Spirit = Whom the Father = will send = in My Name, = He = shall teach you = ‘all’ things = and = bring ‘all’ things = to your remembrance, = whatever = I [Jesus] = have said to you [in the Word of God].
(John 14:27) “Peace” = I [Jesus] = leave with you, = My “Peace” = I = give to you. = “Not” = as the world gives = do I give to you. = Let ‘not’ = your heart = be troubled, = neither = let it = be afraid [FEAR].

Again this Peace of God and this Love [Agape] of God… comes 'only' from the Holy Spirit. The world cannot give it to you, no matter what anyone says. It is the… Peace of the Soul… that only comes from God, by the Holy Spirit indwelling the True Believer. Not even winning the Lotto can give that kind of peace to your soul. Human goodness is only our goodness and not that of God’s Holy Spirit… indwelling the True Believer. His Peace comes from the ‘One’ that… “Knows & Obeys”… His Word, The Word of God, The Bible!

*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] = answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall ‘not’ = live by bread alone, = but by = ‘Every Word’ = that proceeds = out of the mouth of God."

*** (James 1:22) Keep on = Being = Doers of the Word, = and ‘not’ = merely hearers = who = ‘Deceive’ = themselves.

*** (John 15:9-10) As the Father [God] = has loved [Agape] = Me [Jesus], so = I have loved [Agape] = you; = continue in = My love [Agape].
(John 15:10) If you = ‘keep’ = My commandments, = you shall abide = in = My love [Agape], = even as = I have kept = My Father's commandments = and = abide in His love [Agape].

The Peace of God, that Agape Love… dispels ‘ALL’… Fear! It is that divine, supernatural Love, by the Holy Spirit of God… indwelling all real Believers. IT only comes from God. It is that … “Love [Agape] Positional Peace”… that give us Assurance of Him, indwelling us and keeping our minds and hearts… in Him. Both in the day of judgment and in… the here and now!

*** (Acts 5:8-to-11) And Peter answered her, = Tell me whether you sold the land for so much? = And she said, = Yes, for so much.
(Acts 5:9) Then Peter said to her, = How is it = that you have agreed together = ‘to tempt’ = the Spirit of the Lord? = Behold, = the feet of those who have buried your husband = are ‘at’ the door = and = they will carry ‘you’ out.
(Acts 5:10) Then at once = she fell down = at his feet = and expired [Died]. = And the younger ones = found her dead, = and, carrying her out, = buried her beside = her husband.
(Acts 5:11) And = Great Fear [of God] = came on ‘all’ the church = and = on as ‘many’ as = heard = these things.

*** (1Corinthians 11:28-29-30) A person = ‘must’ = examine himself = and = then eat the bread = and = drink from the cup [Communion].
(1Cor 11:29) For = the “one” = who eats and drinks = without recognizing = the body = eats and drinks = “judgment” = on himself.
(1Cor 11:30) That's why = so “many” = of you = are ‘weak’ = and ‘sick’ = and a considerable = number = are ‘Dying’. [God’s Chastening (Spanking) Hebrews 12:5-to-8]

*** (2Corinthians 5:10-11) 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].
(2Cor 5:11) Therefore, knowing = the “FEAR of the LORD”, = we persuade men. = But we = are revealed to God, = and I trust also = that we are revealed = in your consciences.

PERHAPS… With a Correct Understanding of the Fear of the LORD, the Church of Christ Jesus… would be a Purer Church, without Spot or Wrinkle or Willful Sin…!

*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word]. = [1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

“Unbalanced – 101”…Blog.

“Unbalanced – 101”…Blog.

Have you purchased ‘Tires’ lately…? When I did, after much research, I made sure they were “Balanced”. Long before ‘computer spin balancing’, the tire mechanic simply put the tire on a ‘bubble level’ and added weights. This ‘static balance’ occasionally was not sufficient to give the tire a ‘high speed’ balance and one needed ‘to return’ and have more weights added or removed. Oh yes, I but tires with an “A – Temperature”, “A – Traction” and ‘above’ a “400-tread wear rating”. BTY… so that you can save money, Wal-Mart, has the best prices of all stores I surveyed.

*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let = all things = be done = decently = and = in order.

Do you have “Over-Draft Protection”…? Most banking institutions, offer this to checking account holders. With the Debit card, one can easily overdraft their expenditures. With the paper checks, one kept the daily running balance, in their check ledger. Thirty years ago, it took 3-to7-days for a check to clear. Today it is ‘instantaneously done’ and there is no delay. Funds have to be available or the purchase is declined… without overdraft protection.

*** (Proverbs 27:23) Be you = diligent = to know the state of = your flocks, = and = look well = to your herds.
“Overeating” has brought… a plethora of overweight people here in the USA. Upwards of 40% of our nations population is overweight. The Entertainment industry has made ‘Couch Potatoes’ out of many, with their video gaming toys. Kids are especially ‘at risk’, as they hold on to this overweight into their adult life and seldom lose it. The lack of… ‘physical exercise’… is the other contributing factor to this weight problem. Oh yes, did you know that… “Women’s shoes – weigh over 10-pounds”… so they often ‘subtract that’… from their weight…! [Joke!] …LOL!

*** (Proverbs 11:1) False balances = are = an abomination = to Jehovah [God]; = but = a just weight = is His delight.

What do I mean by this… “False Balance”…? Most ‘only’ want to hear the “Good News”… without the “Bad News!” Here in Florida, President Obama has slated… $1.25 Billion dollars… for the Florida High Speed Rail. This stimulus money is… “Borrowed Money”… and is “NOT” available from the US General Fund. So this DEBT for the ‘HSR’… is passed on to subsequent generations, who will “Pay for It”… “With Increased State and Federal Taxes”… passed on to us and the next generations, of taxpayers!

*** (Luke 14:28-29) For = which of you, = intending to build = a tower [any project], = 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 [the failed project] = begin to mock him,

Several previous studies… said that it would have to be ‘Subsidized’ with increased Florida Taxes. The “Worst News”… is that this winter, the proposed ‘I-4” corridor has been, “Plagued with Sink Holes”. I-4 highway, had to have closed lanes and there are reports of “Over 400-such sink holes”, in that area. The Bad News… and Increased Taxes… outweighs the ‘limited preferential’ benefits to the general population.

Recently I have been reading… a lot of posts on a variety of sites. When those, that speak about God, the God of the Bible, they Only speak about the “Love of God”. Hardly ever do I hear anyone speak about “The Judgment of God” which we will ‘all experience’. The true believer, for ‘rewards’ and the non-believer for his or her… ‘Degrees of Punishment’. I believe, that the Bible teaches that this is an “Unbalanced” presentation of the… “Good News / Bad News”… in the Scriptures.

*** (Proverbs 20:23) Different [false] kinds = of weights = are hateful = to Jehovah [God], = and = a false balance = is not good.

*** (1Corinthians 16:22) If anyone = does not = love = the Lord Jesus Christ, = let him [her] = be accursed [Damned]. The Lord comes!

To put this into its Proper Perspective… one cannot ‘pick & choose’, those Bible verses about God and the Gospel, that have a “Positive Message”… and then “Leave Out”, those Bible Verses and the Gospel… that have a “Negative Message”. Through the entire Bible, word by word, verse by verse, chapter by chapter… ‘More’ is spoken about “Punishment and Sin”… than about “Good and Blessings”. But most… ‘do not’… “Read & Study”… their Bibles to know that. Say it isn’t So…? Do You…? Answer that question to Christ Jesus and… ‘not’ to me. Now, you have known Christ… for How Many Years…? “____” - Years?

*** (Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word of Jehovah = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and = fall backward, = and = be broken = and = snared = and taken.

An Example of this…? Often times, I see people posting… “John 3:16”… and sharing the Love of God. But to have a… “Balance of Truth”… the “Good News / Bad News”… needs to be said and shared. Some have told me that I am a legalist or that I hold the Bible and its Scriptures to a ‘too high level’. Is there such a thing… that can be done, to the Word of God. ‘Can it Ever’, be held in a… “Too High Status”…? “Absolutely NOT”… as God will use the Word of God, The Bible, The Scriptures to Judge All… both sinner and saint. Simply Read… “John 12:44-to-48”…!

*** (John 12:48) He = who rejects = Me = and = does ‘not’ receive = My Words = has ‘one’ = who judges him; = the “Word” = that I have spoken, = ‘the same’ = shall judge = him [her] = in the last day.

Surely each of us… has some earthly possession that is… ‘Special’… to them. Perhaps it is the real Silverware and China and Crystal stemware… that you use on Special Occasions? Perhaps it may be your ‘Laptop’, that ‘only’ you use and the rest of your family uses the desktop. It may even be some… “Nick –Knack”… that you purchased on vacation as a memento. Every time I travel I bring back one, in addition to pictures and videos that I took. Is the “Word of God”… more special … than any of those ‘Special Items’ you own…?


*** (John 3:16-17) For God = so loved the world = that He gave = His only-begotten Son [Christ Jesus], = that whoever = believes in Him = should not perish = but have = everlasting life.
(John 3:17) For God = did not send His Son = into the world = to condemn the world [this time], = but so that = the world = might be saved = through Him.


*** (John 3:18-19-20) He who = believes on Him = is ‘not’ condemned, = BUT = he who = does not = believe = is condemned = already, = because = he has not believed = in the Name = of the only-begotten Son of God.
(John 3:19) And this is = the condemnation, = that the Light [Christ Jesus] = has come into the world, = and men = loved darkness = rather = than the Light, = because = their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who does evil = hates the Light, = and = does not come to the Light, = lest his deeds should be exposed.

Did You catch this part… “He that does ‘not’ believe” = “Is ‘condemned’ already”…? People tell me… you will turn someone off, when you share God’s Love… that way! Then you have ‘missed’ them… being ‘condemned already’… as God has said in “His Word”. They are ‘Turned Off’… “Already”… because they… “Love Their Sin”… and… “Hate the Light [Jesus]!” Just as the Scriptures have said. Do you believe the “Word of God”… “Or – NOT”…? Here in America, most have the ‘Santa Clause’ concept of God. He is Good and He is Love… how then could He send anyone to Hell…? Hell is “Always Mans’ Choice”… Not Gods!

*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord = is not slow = concerning His promise, = as some count slowness, = but is long-suffering toward us, = not [willing] purposing = that “Any” = should perish, = but that “All” = should come = “To Repentance”.

*** (Acts 17:30-31) Truly, then, = God = overlooking the times of ignorance, = now = He = “Strictly Commands” = “All” men = everywhere = “To Repent”,
(Acts 17:31) because = He has appointed = a day in = which He = is going ‘to judge’ = the world = in righteousness = by a Man = whom He appointed, = having given proof = to ‘All’ = by raising Him = from the dead.

So you share the “LOVE of GOD”… and “Say NOTHING”… About God’s… “Command to Repent…?” Is that an ‘Honest & Balanced’… presentation of the Gospel of God, the Good News… and the Bad News…? Remember… “John 3:19-20”… The LOVE their Sin and the Darkness… “Because their Deeds are Constantly Evil”… and that is ‘WHY’… they ‘do not’ … come to Christ Jesus…!

Have you ever… read these verses and ‘thought about’… “The Cost of Christ Jesus”… dying for the Sins of All… and being “Rejected by Most”…? Stop painting God. as an impotent God… who will let sinners get away with their sin… because of God’s Love! He will NOT! The Gospel ‘includes’ these verses listed below…

*** (Hebrews 10:28-to-31) He [she] = who despised = Moses' Law = died = ‘without mercy’ = on the word = of two or three witnesses.
(Heb 10:29) Of how much = “Worse Punishment”, = do you suppose, = will he [she] = be thought worthy = of punishment, = “the one who has trampled” = the Son of God, = and = ‘who has counted’ = the blood of the covenant = with which he [she] was sanctified = “an unholy thing”, = and = “has trampled” = the Spirit of grace?
(Heb 10:30) For we know Him [God] = Who has said, = "Vengeance belongs to Me, = I will repay, = says the Lord." = And again, = "The Lord shall judge = His people."
(Heb 10:31) It is a = fearful thing = to fall into the hands = of = the living God.

About now… “You” may begin to see the seriousness of a “Correct & Balanced”… presentation of Gods’ LOVE! His Love sent Christ Jesus to the Cross… to die for the sins of Unworthy Mankind. But His Love… is balanced by His Righteousness, His Judgment… and His Name. Those that have “Rejected & Continue to Reject”… His Love… and His Command to “Repent”, get God’s Justice. So why then… do You… ‘sugar coat’… the Justice of God, in sharing His Love… “ONLY”…? ? ?

Please take some time… and think about your presentation of the Gospel, The Good News and the Bad News…? Sharing only half… is not enough! When we all stand before God, and are judged by His Word… “John 12:44-to-48!” Will you hear these Words… and receive a “Full Reward”…?

*** (Matthew 25:21) His lord = said to him, = Well done, = good and faithful servant! = You have been = “faithful” = over a few things; = I will make you ruler over many things. = Enter into the joy of your lord.

*** (2John 1:8) Look to yourselves, = so that we = may = “not lose” = those things = which we worked out, = but = that we = “may receive” = A Full Reward.


*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

“Positive Thinking – 101”…Blog.

“Positive Thinking – 101”…Blog.

Recently, someone made a remark… about ‘only’ listening to “Positive” comments. While thinking about that escapism, I thought of several options. When someone has cancer… can ‘positive thinking… really help their situation? Is thinking that the USA, will ever recover from this “Un-Repayable Debt Cycle”… ‘Make it so’… or will it take ‘Actions’ and “Force Accountability” of those in charge…? Will continuing to ‘think positively’… make your own debt, employment or social status any better…? Absolutely Not…!

*** (Luke 14:28-29-30) 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.

The “Pessimist”… will in most cases, probably recite the ‘worst case scenario’. The doom & gloom philosophy will likely be the outcome. He or she seems, never to have a positive thought even when things are ‘peachy and right’. They are looking for the bottom to fall out, at any time. In some ways they can never be happy for their goals are ‘unattainable’. When asked if the glass is half full or half empty, they will remark, ‘Half Empty!’ But the real question, “How did the glass start out… ‘Full or Empty’… Never gets asked, to them. That way that person can be labeled a ‘pessimist’.

The “Optimist”… always seems to have a positive outlook. Almost like the Walt Disney movie… “Pollyanna!” They always see a ‘silver lining’ in every black cloud. Once upon a time, an optimist went to a psychologist, saying that he was dead. The doctor simply asked him, ‘Can dead men bleed?’ He replied… No they can’t! The doctor quickly grabbed a pin and stuck the man in the finger, which immediately began to bleed. He exclaimed… I’ll be, dead men… can bleed!  

The “Realist”... simply takes ‘real world’ situations and calls them as they really are. He or she ‘does not’ flavor them with his or her opinion. They call it as they see it, without any ‘politically correct’ involvement or personal bigotry. Unlike ‘Chicken Little’ they recite the facts, as they are; that it was the ‘acorn’… and ‘not’ the sky falling. They are often ‘not liked’ because most of us, want good news and ‘not’ reality.

Dare I say… that most ‘do not’ want to hear bad news…? Even if the news is ‘Real’… they would ‘pretend’… that things are ‘not as bad’, as they are really stated. Take for instance our national debt. With the decreasing jobs market and the movement of our manufacturing base, continually being moved to foreign countries, how can America survive? Our GNP, Gross National Production [products manufactured for consumption], is in a continual ‘decline’. In the opposite direction, our National and Personal… “Debt”… continues to Increase.

What can be done…? You voted for… “Change”… but to “What?” Did you ‘really’ think that the… “Financial Bailout”… was going to help our nation… or… “Just the Wealthy?” Did you ‘really’ think that the ‘trickle-down economics’… was really going to help the average man? You voted and got… ‘Exactly what’… “You Deserved!” The Debt will shackle you with more Taxes and a devastation of You and ‘Your Children’s Future!’ Will ‘Positive Thinking’… help this situation or ‘Not’…?

*** (2Samuel 12:9-10-11) Why have you = despised the Word of Jehovah [God], = to do ‘evil’ = in His sight? = You have stricken [killed] Uriah the Hittite with the sword, = and = have taken his wife = to be your wife, = and = have killed him = with the sword of the sons of Ammon [in war].
(2Sam 12:10) And therefore, = the sword shall = ‘never’ = depart from your house, = because you have despised Me = and = have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite = to be your wife.
(2Sam 12:11) So says Jehovah, = Behold, = I will = ‘raise up’ = evil = against you = “out of your own house”, = and = I will take your wives before your eyes = and give them to your neighbor. = And he shall lie with your wives = in the sight of this sun.

The background of these verses… details the “Sin”… of King David. He as the leader of Israel, God’s chosen people. When he sinned… the ‘entire nation’, reaped the results of the Leaders Sin. Throughout the Old Testament… God raised up [aloud to reign]… wicked rulers to chasten [spank] His disobedient people. IF God treated His people this way… what do you think that He will allow… for America, a nation that claims to… know Him?

Last year some time… I watched the ‘Nightline’ program on TV. This particular program was about a False Preacher, ‘Joel Osteen’ and his mega church with over 14,000 in attendance on Sundays in four services. The female moderator asked him, “Most Bible preachers speak out openly against Abortion and other Sin, why don’t You…? His response… “We only speak about the positive aspects of the Gospel.” We need to motivate people with the positive.

*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were = also = false prophets among the people, = even as there = ‘will be’ = false teachers among you, = who secretly will bring in = destructive heresies [false teachings], = even denying the Master [Jesus] = Who bought them, = bringing on themselves = swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And = “MANY” = will follow their = pernicious ways, = and because of them = the way of Truth [Word of God] = will be = ‘evil’ spoken of.

This year… ‘Harold Camping’… once again made the proclamation of the End of the World. He has before predicted this, six other times. Surely those that follow his teaching, will once again have to listen to excuses why… it did not happen. I remember back in the early 1970’s, there was in Georgia, a group that stood on a mountain waiting for the End to Come. They had given away all their earthly goods to others. Many had to go and… Beg then back… seeing the error of their wrong beliefs.

*** (Matthew 24:35-36) The heaven = and = the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words [The Bible] = shall ‘not’ = pass away.
(Matt 24:36) But = of that = ‘day’ = and = ‘hour’ = “NO ONE” = knows, = No, = Not the angels of Heaven, = But = ‘Only’ My Father [God].

This ‘2012’… End of the World… hype and that published on the Discovery Channel is nothing but… Bunk! What they ‘purposely omitted’… is that the Mayan Calendar is based on a 360-day year, and we have a 365 + leap year calendar. How much ‘positive thinking’ went into that program? Absolutely None! Most of those programs are ‘not’ for “Thinkers”… but to provide a conversational hype, to keep one sidetracked from the real issues concerning society. The “Murder of Innocent Babies”… in their Mother’s Womb…!

*** (Genesis 4:8-9-10) And Cain = talked with his brother Abel. = And it happened = when they were in the field, = Cain rose up against his brother Abel = and killed him.
(Gen 4:9) And Jehovah [God] = said unto Cain, = Where is your brother Abel? = And he said [lied], = I do ‘not know’. = Am I = my brother's keeper?
(Gen 4:10) And He said, = What have you done? = The voice of your brother's blood = cries to Me [God] = from the ground.

Will “Positive Thinking”… really fix the multitude of problems we have in this Nation…? In reality, verse for verse, chapter for chapter… the Bible speaks ‘more’ of the Sin and the punishment for disobedience to God and to His Word = Then it does of ‘Heaven and Rewards’. Will you tell me that “GOD”, the God of the Bible… is a negative person? What most seen not to realize is that… With the Obedience to the Word of God… there is the Protection of God, for those that are truly, His!

*** (Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word of Jehovah [God] = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
*** (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.
(Exodus 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.

*** (Hebrews 3:7-to-13) Therefore, = as the Holy Spirit says, = "Today = if = you will hear = His voice [Word],
(Heb 3:8) ‘Do Not’ = harden your hearts, = as in the provocation, = in the day of temptation = in the wilderness,
(Heb 3:9) when your fathers = tempted Me, = proved Me, = and saw My works = forty years.
(Heb 3:10) Therefore = I was grieved = with that generation = and said, = They ‘always err’ = in their heart, = and = they have ‘not’ = known My ways [or wanted to].
(Heb 3:11) So = I swore = in My wrath, = They shall = ‘not’ = enter into = My rest."
(Heb 3:12) Take heed, = brothers, = lest there be = in ‘any’ of you = an ‘evil heart’ = of unbelief, = in departing from = the living God.
(Heb 3:13) But = exhort = one another = ‘daily’, = while it is called today, = lest any of you = be ‘hardened’ = through the deceitfulness of sin.

*** (Pro 28:13) He who = covers his sins = shall ‘not’ be blessed; = but whoever = confesses = and = leaves them = shall have mercy.

*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = ‘Doers of the Word, = and = ‘Not’ = Merely Hearers = who Deceive themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why = do ‘you’ =call Me [Jesus] = Lord [Savior], = Lord [Boss], = and = do ‘Not’ do = what I say?

*** (Romans 6:1-2) What shall we say = then? = Shall we = continue in sin = so that grace = may abound?
(Rom 6:2) God Forbid! = How shall we = who died to sin = live any longer = in it?

*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

“Answering, ‘Blind Faith’ – 101”…Blog.

“Answering, ‘Blind Faith’ – 101”…Blog.

Do you have voice mail…? Most that have cells fail to use it properly. Not being a medical professional ‘on call’ or law enforcement… there is “No Excuse”, to leave it “Off!” Most would find themselves having more time, to do what they want to… instead of being… ‘Shackled to the Cell!’ While shopping a Wal-Mart… I was just about run over by a woman driving and texting. While in the store another woman, ran into me, while texting and not looking where she was driving, her shopping basket.

Most of us post somewhere… on the internet. Face Book, Multiply and various other sites take some of our free time. I have friends on most continents and regularly communicate with them. Because I am a ‘Born Again Christian’… I readily share the… “Good News / Bad News”… with all that I communicate with. Did you know that the “Good News” also had a “Bad News” component…?

The Good News…
(John 3:16-17) For God = so loved the world = that He = gave His only-begotten Son, [Christ Jesus] = that whoever = believes in Him = should not perish = but have everlasting life.
(John 3:17) For God = did not send = His Son into the world [this time] = to condemn the world, = but so that = the world might = be saved through Him.

The Bad News…
(John 3:18-19-20) He who believes = on Him = is not condemned, = “BUT” = he who = does not = believe = is “condemned” already, = because = he has not believed = in the Name = of the only-begotten Son of God.
(John 3:19) And this is = the “condemnation”, = that the Light = has come into the world, = and = men loved darkness = rather than the Light, = because = their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who does evil = hates the Light, = and = does not come to the Light, = lest his deeds = should be exposed.

One Cannot Properly… share the Gospel… without presenting ‘Both’ aspects of the Gospel. Do you remember seeing a ‘foot ball’ game with the sign… “John 3:16”… hanging from the seating area? One time I heard the TV announcer make a disparaging remark about it. Was he justified in doing that…? No he wasn’t, but just a wrong… are the Christians that applauded the ‘John 3:16’ sign.

*** (Matthew 7:6) Do not = give that which is holy = to the dogs; = nor = cast your pearls = before swine, = lest they trample them = under their feet = and = turn again = and tear you.

Many have the misunderstanding… that all the Christian has to do is ‘Shove a Bible verse’ in front of someone and they will somehow ‘magically’… turn to God. Not So…! Perhaps it is because they have had some ‘wrong’ teaching or maybe they do not properly ‘understand’ what Evangelism is or even what the ‘Gospel’ really is. In its simplicity… it is that Christ Died for our sins… to set us free from the ‘Penalty & Power of’… Sin/Sins. But that belief must be founded on the Scriptures. There is an ‘eleven part blog’ on Evangelism – 101… that you can read here.

Most do not realize… that all that ‘Mock the Bible’ or do ‘not’ believe in God, are blinded by Satan. Do you speak… “Urdu”. Well, neither do I. But if you did, you could understand the ‘nuisances’ of that language. It is that way, with the Bible. No one can even ‘begin’ to understand God and His Word… “Until the Holy Spirit”… begins to open their Spiritual Eyes, Heart and Mind. It is a lot like being in a cave. I remembering visiting “Mammoth Cave” and the tour guide had everyone sit down. He told us not to move and turned out the lights. It was so dark… that I could not see my hand in front of my face. So ‘like blinded’, are those that do not know God!

*** (2Corinthains 4:3) But also = if our gospel = is hidden, = it is hidden = to those = being lost,
(2Cor 4:4) in whom = the god of this world [Satan] = has blinded the minds = of the unbelieving ones, = so that the light = of the glorious gospel of Christ = (who is the image of God) = should not dawn on them.

If you are a Born Again Christian… you know what is being spoken about. Religion in the unsaved ones… is a false hope. They ‘cannot understand’ the Bible and the Truth of the Word of God, means absolutely ‘nothing’ to them. The complete utter darkness of that ‘cave’ or your ‘inability’ to speak and understand…‘Urdu’… has left “Them”… wanting and unable to comprehend, God or His Word, the Bible.

*** (1Corinthains 2:12-13-14) But we = have ‘not’ = received the spirit = of the world, = but = the [Holy] Spirit from God, = so that we = might ‘know’ [and understand] = the things = that are freely given = to us = by God.
(1Cor 2:13) These things = we also speak, = ‘not’ in words = which man's wisdom teaches, = but = which the Holy Spirit teaches, = ‘comparing’ = spiritual things with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14) But = the natural man = “does not” = receive = the things = of the Spirit of God, = for they are = “foolishness” = to him; = neither = can he “know” them, = because = they are spiritually discerned.

Many times… I hear people speak about… “Blind Faith!” In all reality there is ‘no’ such thing! Why do you think that… God… gave us the Scriptures; that foretold of the Messiah, Who was to come, to be savior of the Word? He did so, in order that we would not have to have a, ‘blind faith’ without validation. Christ Jesus even said Himself, that belief in Him, must be according to the Scriptures… “John 7:38-39”. Does that sound like, blind faith? Absolutely Not!

*** (John 7:38-39) He who = believes on Me [Jesus], = as the Scripture = has said, = "Out of his belly = shall flow rivers = of living water."
(John 7:39) But = He spoke this = about the [Holy] Spirit, = which = they who believed on Him = should receive; = for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, = because Jesus was not yet glorified.

*** (Isaiah 1:18-19-20) Come now, = and = let us = reason together, = says Jehovah [God]; = though your sins = are as scarlet, = they shall be = as white as snow; = though they are ‘red’ like crimson, = they shall be [white] like wool.
(Isa 1:19) “If” = you are willing and obedient, = you shall eat the good of the land;
(Isa 1:20) but = “if” = you refuse and rebel, = you shall be devoured with the sword; = for the mouth of Jehovah [God] = has spoken.

Many times I post… on the various Blog and Discussions sites on Face Book and other sites. Over the past six months the “Atheists”, “Agnostics” and “God Mockers”… have flooded the pages with their posts. Some choose to answer and some choose, not to. Recently when answering a post, someone asked, “When ‘do’ I answer and when do I ‘not’ answer. Are there some principles in the Word of God that can be used to answer that Question…? Here are a few that I chose to use. Remember this simple rule. We are “Not Required” by the Bible to answer ‘each & every’… general or mocking question.

*** (1Peter 3:13-14-15) Who will harm you = if = you are devoted = to doing what is good?
(1Pet 3:14) But = even if = you should suffer = for doing what is right, = you are blessed. = Never be afraid = of their threats, = and never get upset.
(1Pet 3:15) Instead, = exalt Christ as Lord = in your hearts. = Always be prepared = to give a defense = to ‘everyone’ = who asks “you” = to explain = the hope you have.

First, these verses… are addressed to “You”, personally and not, to a ‘general question’ or ‘a mocking’ posted to a Bible Question Site or bulletin board. Since I have my email address posted, occasionally I will receive a question, directed to me, about a Bible topic. I take that request seriously and answer it with the Scriptures and explanation. Not so, are those general questions posted there on FB, Yahoo or Other sites. Simply use these principles… ‘prayerfully’… and you will know which ones to answer.

*** (Romans 8:14) For = as many = as are led = by the Spirit of God, = they are = the sons of God.

*** (2Timothy 2:23) But “avoid” = ‘foolish’ and ‘unlearned’ questions, = knowing = that they give birth = to strife [confusion].

*** (Proverbs 26:4-5) Do ‘not’ = answer a fool = ‘according to’ = his foolishness, = lest you also = be like him.
(Pro 26:5) Answer a fool = ‘according’ to = his foolishness, = so that he = may ‘not’ be wise = in his own eyes.

*** (Titus 3:10) After the ‘first’ =and = ‘second’ warning, = “reject” = a man of heresy,

*** (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 faith = once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For certain men = crept in secretly, = those having been of old previously written = into this condemnation, = ungodly ones = perverting the grace of our God = for unbridled lust, = and denying = the only Master, God, = even our Lord Jesus Christ.

*** (Ezekiel 3:18-to-21) When I [God] say to the wicked, = You shall surely die; = and you do not = give him warning, = nor speak to warn = the wicked from his wicked way, = to save his life; = the same wicked one shall die in his iniquity; = but I will require his blood at your hand.
(Ezek 3:19) Yet = if you warn the wicked, = and he does not turn = from his wickedness = nor from his wicked way, = he shall die in his iniquity; = but you have delivered your soul.
(Ezek 3:20) And = when the righteous = turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, = and = when I lay a stumbling block before him, = he shall die. = Because you have not = given him warning, = he shall die in his sin, = and his righteousness which he has done = shall not be remembered; = but his blood I will require at your hand.
(Ezek 3:21) But = if you warn the righteous = so that the righteous does not sin, = and if he does not sin, = he shall surely live = because he is warned; = also you have delivered your soul.

Often times… after reading a question or post, I will choose ‘not’ to answer. If I am led by the Holy Spirit of God to do so, I will. If I am ‘not’ led so, then I must choose… how to spend my free time. Those “Repeat Offenders & Mockers”… have nothing better to do with their time. One last thing, if you are led to answer their question… you then need to “pray earnestly” for their salvation and spiritual growth. Ask God to give them… a real Holy Spirit Repentance…!

*** (2Timothy 2:24-25-16) But = the servant of the Lord = must not strive, = but to be gentle = to all, = apt to teach, = patient,
(2Tim 2:25) in meekness = instructing those = who oppose [God], = if perhaps = God = will give them = ‘repentance’ = to the acknowledging = of the truth,
(2Tim 2:26) and = that they = awake out of the snare of the Devil, = having been = taken captive = by him, = so as to do the will of that one [Satan’s slave to sin].
*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord = is not slow = concerning His promise, = as some count slowness, = but = is long-suffering toward us, = not purposing [willing] = that any should perish, = but that = “all” = should come to repentance.
*** (Acts 17:30-31) Truly, then, = God overlooking = the times of ignorance, = now = He strictly commands = “all men” = everywhere = to “Repent”,
(Acts 17:31) because = He has appointed = a day = in which He is going = to judge the world = in righteousness = by a Man [Christ Jesus] = Whom He appointed, = having given proof = to “all” = by raising Him = from the dead.

*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

“Identity Theft / Stealing – 101”…Blog.

“Identity Theft / Stealing – 101”…Blog.

As the economy declines… and the available ‘monies’ are in short supply, some criminals have taken to ‘Identity Theft’. When someone pretends to be you, ‘spending your monies and increasing you debt’… and you find out about it, what will you do? A friend of mine had their identity stolen and he racked up over $20,000 in debt in their name. Two years ago, with the use of a lawyer she settled that issue, only to have it return again. Stealing has become a life style for many without any remorse.

*** (Exodus 20:15) You = shall = ‘NOT’ = Steal.

Stealing has become commonplace… as may do ‘not’… believe GOD and His Word, the Bible. “With each commandment… comes Protection!” As a whole, society has forgotten those principles, upon which our country was founded. Yes, America… is ‘Not’ a Christian Nation… but one founded on Christian principles. Right away someone is saying… ‘Yes we are a Christian Nation!’ My response is… “Perhaps a Cultural One… ‘BUT’, Not in Practice!” What do I mean…? How could a Nation… that claims to be “Christian”… stand by in Silence, When = Over ‘50,000,000’ Million = Innocent Babies = are Killed = in their Mother’s Womb by… “Abortion?”

Ok, well then, how about Stealing…? During my working life time, there was always the ‘15-minute break’… decreed by OHSA, for employees, every four hours. Many times I would be back at my workplace when the 15 minutes were up. Several times employees would mention to me, “Why are you making me look bad?” My response, ‘What did I do…?’ They would just walk away, knowing that they ‘abused the break period’. That in itself is… ‘Stealing!’ Do the math, an extra 5 minutes one time a day, or at the lunch break would add up to “$2,500 a year” to the employer, for lost production time. How would you feel… If you were the ‘Employer?’

*** (Romans 13:9) For: = "Do ‘not’ commit adultery; = do ‘not’ murder; = do ‘not’ “steal”; = do ‘not’ bear false witness; = do ‘not’ covet;" = and if = there is any = ‘other commandment’, it is summed up = in this word, = "You shall love = your neighbor = as yourself."

Stealing is commonplace… here in America but especially by ‘Advertizing!’ How can that be…? Most of us drive our vehicle, ‘city miles’ and ‘not’ highway miles. Why then, do the car manufactures ‘Advertize Highway Gas Mileage?’ They will use their Deceptive Advertizing, “Lying”… to Steal your purchase of a vehicle, from another dealership. By the way, those are “Estimated ‘EPA’ Gas Mileage” figures and ‘not’ the real ones. Most of the time, more than one of God’s commandments will tie into another… to make anything… “Deceptive!”

*** (Isaiah 24:2) And = as it is = with the people, = so it shall be = with the priest [pastor]; = as with the servant, = so with the master; = as with the handmaid, = so it is with her mistress; = as with the ‘buyer’, = so with the ‘seller’; = as with the lender, = so with the borrower; = as with the creditor, = so with the debtor.

Recent federal legislation… has been enacted to protect creditors [you], from those hidden fees and increased lending rates, as the Banks and Lending institutions have done for so long. How many of us…‘read and understand’… those fees and interest rates, imposed, when we are late on our payments. With this failing economy and the high unemployment, many cannot pay their mortgages let alone their credit cards. The steamrolling debt and the decreased economic output… is surely crippling our nation.

*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let = ‘all’ things = be done = decently = and = in order.

Stealing has become… so common place that most retailers add from “7 to 10%” to their retail costs, to recoup some of the stealing that takes place. It is not only stealing from the public, but by employees. Hollywood has helped many to Steal! How could that be? Movies like, “Gone in 60-Seconds” and TV Programs like, “Leverage”… simply change the ‘moral’ attitude of our country. Even literature such as, “Robin Hood” change our moral thinking too. IF the goods belonged to you… would you allow… “Stealing?”

*** (Ephesians 4:28) Let him = who = ‘stole’ = “steal = no more”, = but rather = let him labor, = working with his hands = the thing which is good, = so that he = may have something = to give to him = who needs.

Because these blogs… are written to proclaim, the ‘Principles & Truths’ found in the Bible, they will always be of… ‘the right thing to do.’ If, I have stolen and no longer steal… because I am now a Christian… ‘what am I to do’… with the stolen goods or services I have taken…? Am I to keep them and just confess… the ‘Sin of Stealing’… or is there more required... by the Word of God? Surely God can forgive stealing… but does He address… what is stolen?

*** (Luke 19:8-9) And = Zacchaeus stood = and = said to the Lord [Jesus], = Behold, Lord, = I give half of my goods = to the poor. = And = in anything I accused anyone falsely, = I restore it = fourfold [4-x’s].
(Luke 19:9) And Jesus = said to him, = This day = salvation = has come to this house, = because he also = is a son of Abraham.

How ‘Hyperbole’, [an exaggeration] …? I am a Christian and work in an accounting firm. I have control of the … ‘Monies & Securities’… for that ‘Firm’. I get tempted and “Steal” some ‘Barer Bonds [Ten Thousand ‘US’ Dollars– 10K].’ Because of the nature of such securities, I get away with it. I am ‘convicted’ about the Theft… and… “Confess it to Jesus!” …I claim… “1John 1:9 – If we confess our sin, He is faithful to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Am I “Then” required to… “Give back the Monies or Securities”…? Please answer this question for yourself. …“Yes” = or = “No”…?

*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore = bring forth ‘fruits’ = “Worthy of Repentance”, = and = do not begin to say = within yourselves, = We have Abraham for our father [or I know Jesus]. = For I say to you = that God = is able to raise up = children = to Abraham = from these stones.

Perhaps you can see… where I am referencing the Word of God. Here in America and in other parts of the world… ‘MANY’… simply believe that “Confession”… is all that is needed! Sorry, “True Faith in God and in His Word”… are demonstrated by ‘Actions’, that follow that belief. Many say they believe in God, yet ‘never’ even read His Word, the Bible. True Christianity is an… ‘Obedience’ to the Word of God… not just a ‘Lip [speaking] Belief!’ “Right Actions… always follow… Right Obedience”.

*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not ‘everyone’ = who says to Me [Jesus], = Lord! = Lord! = shall enter = the kingdom of Heaven, = but = he who = “does” = the will [word] of My Father = in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) “MANY” = will say to Me = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did we ‘not’ = ‘prophesy’ in Your Name, = and = ‘through’ Your Name = throw ‘out’ demons, = and = ‘through’ Your Name = do ‘many’ = wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then I = will say = to them = I [Jesus] = “never” = knew you! = Depart from Me, = those working = “Lawlessness!”

The “Many”… that Christ Jesus spoke about today and then… professed that they ‘knew’ Him. Their mouth ‘only’ professed Him… yet in ‘Practice’… “They Never Did!” IF, I steal… then perhaps [for sure]… I never really knew Him! How can one say… Christ Jesus died for my Sin/Sins… and then commit more sin? Will an Orange tree… bear Grapes? Will an Apple tree… bear Cantaloupe? Obviously, one does ‘not’ drive a car on water, ‘nor’ a boat on land!

*** (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 heart. = This is the seed [Word of God] = sown by the wayside.

“Stealing” is even done by Satan…! In this parable, Christ Jesus was expounding to those… who only have and only want… a cursory knowledge about “Him and His Fathers Word”. The thought here is… “IF”… You Don’t Believe the Word of God… “THEN”… Satan can then ‘take’ the Word… out of your heart! True Belief is always followed by actions. These are based on not only the law of God… but based on the Holy Spirit… that indwells… All True Believes. The motivation is Love ‘for’ God and Obedience ‘to’ God… from the inside ‘You’… and ‘not only’, an outside compliance.

*** (2Corinthians 5:14-15) For = the ‘love’ of Christ = constrains us, = judging this, = that if “One” = died for all, = then all died [thorough sin];
(2Cor 5:15) and = He died for all, = that = the ‘living ones’ = may live = no more = to themselves, = but to Him [Jesus] = Who = died for them = and = having been raised.

The ‘motivation’ of the True Christian… is not to keep the Law [Word] of God… only… because it is the Word [Law] of God! But that… “LOVE [agape] of God”… through His Holy Spirit, that Indwells All True Believers… will have us… “Obey by Love!” Stealing is only ‘one’ of the “Sin/Sins”… that nailed Christ Jesus to the Cross! If we truly are ‘new creations’ of God, living in this ‘flesh & blood’ body… are we not to live… “Up To”… our Position in Christ Jesus…?

*** (Romans 8:9-10-11) But you = are not in the flesh, = but = in the Spirit, = “if” = the Spirit of God = dwells in you. = But if = anyone = has = ‘not’ = the Spirit of Christ, = he is = ‘none’ = of His.
(Rom 8:10) And = if Christ is in you, = indeed = the body is dead = because of sin, = but = the Spirit is life = because of righteousness.
(Rom 8:11) But if = the Spirit of the One = Who raised up Jesus = from the dead = ‘dwells in you’, = the One = Who raised up Christ = from the dead = shall ‘also’ = make your mortal bodies = “alive” = by His Spirit = Who dwells in you.

How then, can you ‘Steal’… when the “Spirit of Christ”, lives in you…? How can you, who is freed from not only the “Power of Sin/Sins”… but from the “Penalty of Sin/Sins”… anymore live in those Sins…? Have you become a new creation in Christ Jesus…? If so, are you living out that ‘new creation status’… in obedience to His Word…?

*** (Romans 6:1) What shall we say = then? = Shall we continue = in sin = so that [God’s] grace = may abound? [God Forbid!]

*** (Romans 6:16) Do you = not know = that to whom = you = yield yourselves = as slaves = for obedience, = you are = slaves = to him = whom you ‘obey’; = whether = it is of ‘sin’ = to Death, = or of = “Obedience” = to “Righteousness”.

*** (Proverbs 5:22) His = own iniquities = shall take = the wicked himself, = and = he shall = ‘be held’ = with = the “cords” = of his sin.

Those of you who are married… “Are you faithful to your Mate?” Well, how much more of us, who have been “Redeemed by Christ Jesus”… to ‘Live in Obedience’… unto Him and His Word…? “Disobedience is the Root… Stealing is the Fruit!” In each and every command of God… there is protection… from Sin and its Power. Surely you have heard someone say… “I can quite anytime I want to, but I just don’t want to Quit!” That is simply, the power of sin… that the ‘un-redeemed’… are “Unable to Break!”

*** (John 8:34-35-36) Jesus = answered them, = Truly, = truly, = I say = to you, = “Whoever” = practices sin = is the = “slave of sin”.
(John 8:35) And = the slave = does not abide in the house forever, = but the Son = abides forever.
(John 8:36) Therefore = “if” = the Son [Christ Jesus] = shall make you = “free”, = you shall be = free indeed.

*** (Romans 12:1-2) I beseech you therefore, = brothers, = by = the ‘mercies’ of God = to present = your ‘bodies’ = a living sacrifice, = holy, = pleasing to God, = which is = your reasonable service.
(Rom 12:2) And = ‘do not’ = be conformed = to this world, = but = be transformed = by the renewing = of your mind, = in order = to ‘prove’ = by you = what is that = good = and pleasing = and perfect = will of God.

*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].

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