Monday, October 11, 2010
“Being ‘Teachable’ – 201”…Blog. [2/?]
Did you read the first… blog in this series? One ‘cannot’ be a “Disciple of Christ”… without first, being ‘Teachable!’ Some who have been to ‘Bible’ College; often think that they have all the ‘Answers!’ Sadly, some are like the ‘Pharisees and Scribes’. Still more; ‘who’ are followers of some “Preacher or Teacher”… on TV or Radio… are even worse! They simply believe ‘All’ their teaching; the right and the wrong… without even ‘Obeying’… “Acts 17:11” and “1Thessalonians 5:21”. “Remember”… ‘Error’ is Always Mixed with Truth… to make it ‘seem’ to be Truth!
*** (Proverbs 14:15) The simple = believes every word, = but the wise man watches his step.
*** (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, = even denying the Master 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 will be evil spoken of.
*** (2Corinthians 11:13-14-15) For such ones are = false apostles, = deceitful workers, = transforming themselves = into the apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14) Did not = even Satan = marvelously transform himself = into an angel of light?
(2Cor 11:15) Therefore = it is no great thing = if his ministers = also transform themselves = as ministers of righteousness, = whose end shall be according to their works.
How Dare you ‘Believe’… “EVERYONE”… including me; that teaches from the Bible; without “Verifying & Validating All”… with the Holy Word of God? There is “More False Teaching” than there is “Good” Teaching. “You Alone” are responsible for ‘You’ and “To God”… for what you ‘Believe’, ‘Think’, ‘Share’ and teach others! That ‘responsibility’ is what makes one “Teachable!”
*** (James 3:1) Not many of you should become teachers, = my brothers, = because you know that = we who teach = will be judged = more severely.
*** (Ephesians 5:10) Proving = what is acceptable = to the Lord.
While working as a… Crew Chief on an Armored Truck; one of the office managers asked me why her cash order was short $100. I asked her, “Did you see the NOTE, with the monies?” She replied Yes; but why must I… be responsible for the ‘Counterfeit Money’ in my last deposit? She did not ‘feel’ that she was responsible. I reminded her of her ‘signed’ agreement; upon the opening of the account with our firm. All stores, businesses and financial institution… “Are Responsible”… for “All” securities used in; ‘All’ transactions! Many stores use those “Special” marking pens; which are used for detecting, counterfeit monies. “Being Teachable”… ‘Also Means’… “Being Responsible!”
*** (Hebrews 5:7-8-9) For Jesus, = in the days of His flesh, = when He had offered up prayers and supplications = with strong cryings and tears = to Him [God] = Who was able to save Him from death, = and was heard = in that He feared [God],
(Heb 5:8) though being a Son, = yet He learned obedience = by the things which He suffered.
(Heb 5:9) And being perfected, = He [Jesus] = became the Author of = eternal salvation = to all those who obey Him,
*** (John 12:48-49-50) He who rejects Me [Jesus] = and does ‘not’ receive = My Words = has one who judges him; = the Word = that I have spoken, = the same = shall judge him = in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] = have not spoken of Myself, = but the Father [God] = Who sent Me [Jesus] = gave Me = a command, = what I should say, = and what I should speak.
(John 12:50) And I know that = His command = is life everlasting. = Therefore whatever I speak, = even as the Father said to Me, = so I speak.
*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things = are delivered to Me [Jesus] =by My Father [God]. = And no one = knows the Son = except the Father. = Nor does anyone = know the Father = except the Son, = and the one = to whom the = Son will reveal Him.
(Matt 11:28) Come to Me = all you who labor = and are heavy laden, = and I will give you rest.
(Matt 11:29) Take My yoke = on you = and learn of Me, = for I am meek and lowly = in heart, = and you shall find rest = to your souls.
(Matt 11:30) For My yoke = is easy, = and My burden = is light.
Do you realize… that “Christ Jesus”… was the very best example of “Being Teachable?” Jesus being God… learned Obedience… through the things He suffered. He did not speak of Himself… but what the Father [God]… said to Him, so He spoke. Do you Love Jesus…? If you said ‘Yes’… that is; ‘Only’ the first step. Do you love “His Holy Word”… as much as you say you… Love Jesus? Remember, Jesus is the Living Word… made flesh and blood… to be our Passover Sacrifice [1Corinthians 5:7], once for all SIN/SINS… for All Time & Eternity!
*** (John 1:1-to-4) In the beginning = was the Word, = and the Word was with God, = and the Word was God.
(John 1:2) He was = in the beginning = with God.
(John 1:3) All things came into being through Him, = and without Him = not even one thing = came into being that has come into being.
(John 1:4) In Him was life, = and the life was the light of men.
*** (John 1:14) And the Word [Jesus] = became flesh, and tabernacled among us. = And we beheld His glory, = the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, = full of grace and of truth.
*** (Revelation 19:11-12-13) And I saw Heaven opened. And behold, a white horse! = And He sitting on him = was called Faithful and True. = And in righteousness He judges and makes war.
(Rev 19:12) And His eyes were like a flame of fire, = and on His head many crowns. = And He had a name written, = one that no one knew = except Himself.
(Rev 19:13) And He had been clothed in a garment dipped in blood [Zechariah 12:10], = and His name is called The Word of God.
IF: you are “Being Teachable”… THEN: you are constantly “Learning & Studying”… the Holy Word of God! There is ‘no’ middle ground. One “cannot”; be growing in God’s Grace… and be “Stagnate!” The dynamic of… “Christ in You”… means that you are moving forward in ‘Learning of Him’, and His Holy Word. Some have religious practices that have ‘replaced’… the Study of the Word of God. They have substituted… ‘Christian Authors’… and have ‘set aside’… the Pure milk of the Word!
*** (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.
*** (Colossians 1:27) For to them God would make known = what are the riches of the glory of this = mystery among the nations, = which is Christ in you, = the hope of glory,
*** (1Peter 2:2-3) desire = the sincere milk of the Word, = as newborn babies, = so that you may grow by it;
(1Pet 2:3) if truly = you have tasted = that the Lord is gracious.
*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Study earnestly = to present yourself = approved to God, = a workman that = does not need to be ashamed, = rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
(2Tim 2:16) But shun = profane, = vain babblings, = for they will increase to more ungodliness.
Would ‘You’… feed a six month baby… a Porterhouse steak? Of course not, but would continue to feed him or her… milk and rice cereal, perhaps even strained vegetables. The Milk of the Word; is how the… “New & Old Christians”… continue to build their “Faith”. Knowing God and His Will and His Ways… is ‘always’ found; in His Holy Word. But you have to be… “Teachable!” We are in a ‘Spiritual Conflict’… for Truth! You defend The Truth… with the Truth. You fight against Lies… with the Truth! Remember what Christ Jesus said to Satan… It is Written… “Matt 4:4” & “Luke 4:4”
*** (Romans 10:17) Then faith comes by hearing, = and hearing = by the Word of God.
*** (Ephesians 6:16) Above all, = take the shield of faith, = with which you shall be able to = quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
(Eph 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation, = and the sword of the Spirit, = which is the Word of God,
(Eph 6:18) praying always = with all prayer and supplication = in the Spirit, = and watching to this very thing = with all perseverance and supplication = for all saints.
*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not = My Word = like a fire? = says Jehovah [God]; = and like a hammer = that breaks the rock in pieces?
Are you even so “Teachable”… that you will allow The Holy Spirit… to help you Learn the Holy Word of God?
Continued in next blog.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.