Sunday, December 26, 2010
“Praying for Revival – 201” …Blog [2/?]
*** (Isaiah 1:18-20) 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 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 has spoken.
*** (Malachi 3:6) For = I am Jehovah [God], = I change not. = Because of this = you sons of Jacob = are not destroyed.
Did you read the ‘First’ blog… in this series; “Praying for Revival?” Did you ‘also’, check out those blog links; provided for the ‘additional’ resource information…? “If Not… why Not?” May I share an experience? When I was a ‘brand new’ Christian; I thought “All” one had to do… was to speak the Word; and sinners would… “Automatically come to Christ!” Since then and after much study; the Scriptures ‘do not’ portray an instantaneous… ‘Coming to Christ!’ Perhaps spend some time and “Examine”… what “Evangelism”… Really Means? What does the above… “Isaiah 1:18-20” … mean, in the way one comes to Christ?
*** (1Corinthians 3:6) I [Paul] have planted, = Apollos watered; = but God = gave the increase.
*** (Acts 2:47) praising God = and having favor = with ‘all’ the people. = And = the Lord added = to the church = ‘daily’ = those ‘who’ were being saved.
*** (John 6:44) No one can come to Me [Jesus] = unless = the Father [God] = Who has sent Me = draw him, = and = I will raise him up = at the last day.
*** (Luke 24:44-48) Then He [Jesus] said to them, = "These are my words = that I spoke to you = while I was still with you = that ‘everything’ = written about Me = in the law of Moses, = the Prophets, = and the Psalms = had to be fulfilled."
(Luke 24:45) Then He opened their ‘minds’ = so that they might = come to understand = the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:46) He said to them, = "Thus it is written, = that the ‘Christ’ [Messiah] = was to suffer = and to rise from the dead = on the third day,
(Luke 24:47) and = that ‘Repentance’ = and ‘forgiveness’ of sins = is to be proclaimed = in His Name = to “All” = the nations, = beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:48) You are = ‘witnesses’ = of these things.
Eleven Part ‘Blog’… “Evangelism – 101”
Are you a “Soldier” of Christ…? If you are; ‘You’ first had to be a ‘Convert’… and then a ‘Disciple’… and then a ‘Soldier’…! If you believe on Jesus… as He said… “John 7:38-39”… and “Truly Believe” [Acts 15:8-9]… then You are given God’s Holy Spirit… to teach you His Holy Word [John 16:13-15]! Without the Holy Spirit… you may only have someone else’s… “Opinions about Jesus!” Many ‘talk’ about Him… but even ‘fewer’… have diligently “Read & Studied”… His Holy Word. No Soldier goes out to Spiritual Battle… without Spiritual Weapons!
*** (Ephesians 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation, = and = the sword of the Spirit, = which is = the Word of God,
*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Therefore = endure hardness, = as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
(2Tim 2:4) No one who = wars entangles himself = with the affairs of this life, = that he may please Him [Christ] = Who chose him = to be a soldier.
(2Tim 2:5) And also = if anyone competes, = he is not crowned = unless = he competes lawfully.
*** (1John 2:12-13-14) I write to you, = little children, = because your sins are forgiven you = for His Name's sake.
(1Jn 2:13) I write to you, = fathers, = because you have known Him = Who is from the beginning. = I write to you, = young men, = because = you have overcome the evil one. = I write to you, = little children, = because you = have known the Father.
(1Jn 2:14) I write to you, = fathers, = because = you have known Him = Who is from the beginning. = I have written to you, = young men, = because you are strong, = and = the Word of God abides in you, = and = you have overcome the evil one.
*** (2Chronicles 32:8) With him is an arm of flesh, = but with us = is Jehovah our God = to help us = and to fight our battles. = And the people rested themselves on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
*** (Zechariah 4:6) Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, = This is the Word of Jehovah = to Zerubbabel, saying, = Not by might, = nor by power, = but by My Spirit, = says Jehovah of Hosts.
Each ‘one’ of us… Who is Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit; is part of the Body of Christ, the True Church! We do “NOT”… make up some “Denomination”; for denominations are ‘Man Made!’ We are ‘all’… at differing levels of “Spiritual Maturity”; and growing at ‘different’ rates. Some ‘still’ remain babies after some time. Some have ‘backslidden’ and are ready to be ‘Chastened’ [Spanked] by God! And some have been taken ‘home’, because of their sin. Simply read about the “Seven Churches” of Revelation ‘2&3’… and see their “Characteristics?”
*** (Romans 12:3-4) For I say, through the grace given unto me, = to every man that is among you, = ‘not’ to think of himself = more highly than he ought to think; = but to think ‘soberly’, = according as God = has dealt to every man = the ‘measure’ of faith.
(Rom 12:4) For as we have = ‘many’ members in one body, = and = ‘all’ members = have ‘not’ = the same ‘office’ [Calling or Position]:
*** (Hebrews 12:6-7-8) For the Lord ‘disciplines’ = the one he loves, = and He ‘punishes’ = every son = He accepts."
(Heb 12:7) What you endure = is for the sake of ‘discipline’. = God is treating you = as sons. = Is there a son = whom his father = does not discipline?
(Heb 12:8) Now if you = are without any discipline, = in which ‘all’ sons share, = then you are illegitimate [Bastards] = and = ‘not’ His sons.
*** (1Corinthians 11:30-31-32) That's why = so ‘many’ of you = are weak = and sick = and a ‘considerable’ number = are dying.
(1Cor 11:31) But if = we judged ourselves = correctly, = we would ‘not’ be judged.
(1Cor 11:32) Now, = while we are being = ‘judged’ by the Lord, = we are being ‘disciplined’ = lest we be ‘condemned’ = along with the world.
Are You ‘praying’ for Revival… ‘without’ knowing these things? How then… are you going to “Correctly Communicate”… the Truth of God’s Holy Word! Are you a Disciple of Christ… who is willing to Suffer for Christ… should the need arise? Many have had things in their life as only as they have desired. Many have not sought to be “Disciples” of and for… “Christ Jesus”, the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings…! Without that “Agenda”… can you really pray for ‘Revival’…?
*** (Matthew 10:34-39) "Do not think = that I [Jesus] = came to bring ‘peace’ = on earth. = I did ‘not’ come = to bring peace = but a sword!
(Mat 10:35) For I came = to turn 'a man = against his father, = a daughter against her mother, = and a daughter-in-law = against her mother-in-law.
(Mat 10:36) A person's ‘enemies’ = will be members = of his ‘own’ family.'
(Mat 10:37) "The ‘one’ = who loves his father or mother = more than Me [Jesus] = isn't worthy of Me, = and the one = who loves = a son or daughter = more than Me = isn't worthy of Me.
(Mat 10:38) The one = who doesn't = take up his cross = and follow Me = isn't worthy of Me.
(Mat 10:39) The one = who finds his life = will lose it, = and = the one who loses his life = because of Me = will find it."
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think = of the long-suffering of our Lord = as salvation = as our beloved brother Paul = also has written = to you = according to the wisdom = given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the unlearned and unstable = pervert, = as also they do the rest of the Scriptures, = to their own destruction.
*** (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 [Jesus] = ‘never’ knew you! = Depart from Me, = you practicing = ‘lawlessness!’
False Christians – 101 [1/4]
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace, then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?
Continued ‘next’ Blog.
*** (Jeremiah 7:16) Therefore do not pray = for this people, = nor = lift up cry = nor prayer for them, = nor = make intercession to Me [God]; = for I will ‘not’ hear you.
Please Answer… “Why”… did God command this of Jeremiah…? ? ?
In Christ Jesus, Roger / “2Corinthians 5:18-to-21”.