Friday, April 29, 2011

“TV = your new ‘god’ [small–g] – 101”…Blog.

“TV = your new ‘god’ [small–g] – 101”…Blog.

*** (Exodus 32:1-to-5) And the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, and the people gathered themselves to Aaron. And they said to him, Up! Make us gods who shall go before us. For this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.
(Exo 32:2) And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me.
(Exo 32:3) And all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.
(Exo 32:4) And he took them from their hand, and fashioned it with an engraving tool. And he made it a molten calf. And they said, These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
(Exo 32:5) And when Aaron saw, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made proclamation and said, Tomorrow is a feast to Jehovah.

*** (Numbers 14:21-to-24) But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Jehovah.
(Num 14:22) Because all those men who have seen My glory and My miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not listened to My voice,
(Num 14:23) surely they shall not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked Me see it.
(Num 14:24) But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed Me fully, I will bring him into the land into which he went. And his seed shall possess it.

Recently, I have made the decision… to severely limit; the TV for a season. After my… ‘Quiet Time – Mark 1:35’… this morning, I was meditating on the “Holy Word of God”... while vacuuming my house. Do you realize that the “TV” has become the; “Mother & Father”… to much of society? The phenomenal success of such entertainment programs as ‘American Idol’… only validates this “Momentary Pleasure”… and passing fancy of such things. Open Sexual Acts, both ‘heterosexual & homosexual’… have become common place. Yes, even in those “People Replacement ‘Cartoon’ Programs!” Such ‘filthy’ language and the outright preferences; to such ‘Degrading Sexual Acts’… is common place in each one. And Christian Americans… are dulled to any: “Right & Wrong”… of such programs. Did you know one of the “Cesars of Rome”… had a horse as a… ‘Domestic Partner?’

*** (Leviticus 18:22-to-25) You shall not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination to God.
(Lev 18:23) And you shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it. And a woman shall not stand before an animal to lie down to it. It is a perversion.
(Lev 18:24) Do not defile yourselves in any of these things. For in all these the nations are defiled, which I [God] cast out before you.
(Lev 18:25) And the land is defiled. Therefore I visit its wickedness on it, and the land itself vomits out those who live in it.

*** (Leviticus 20:13-to-16) If a man also lies with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be on them.
(Lev 20:14) And if a man takes a wife and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, so that there may be no wickedness among you.
(Lev 20:15) And if a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death. And you shall kill the animal.
(Lev 20:16) And if a woman goes up to any animal and lies down with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be on them.

Recently someone told me… “It’s Only Entertainment and Not Real!” I suppose that… “Sodom & Gomorrah”… looked at it as ‘Only Entertainment’… Also? Both the singles and the average family has become so… “Numb & Desensitized”… to Evil… that they see nothing wrong with it? So too the Christian has stopped; from speaking out… against the “Wrongs & Evils” that God warns “ALL” mankind about; in His Holy Word! So too… ‘Many Churches’… only provide a cursory if any… “Bible Teaching!” Social and political acts… have ‘taken over’ the mindset; ‘even’ of those; Truly Born Again; by God’s Holy Spirit. No longer is the Bible and Preaching and Winning Souls to Christ their… “First Priority!” They give Jesus… ‘Lip Service’… as their hearts grows… ‘Colder & colder’… in their Love for Him!

*** (Revelation 2:4-5) But I have against you that you left your first love.
(Rev 2:5) Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and will remove your lamp stand out of its place unless you Repent.

*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation, but sin is a shame to ‘any’ people.

*** (Matthew 5:13) You are the salt of the earth, but ‘if’ the salt loses its savor, with what shall it be salted? It is ‘no longer’ good for anything, but to be ‘thrown out’ and to be ‘trodden underfoot’ by men.

*** (Ephesians 5:9-10-11) For the fruit of the Spirit consists of every form of goodness, righteousness, and Truth.
(Eph 5:10) Determine what ‘pleases’ the Lord,
(Eph 5:11) and have ‘nothing’ to do with the unfruitful works of darkness. Instead, ‘expose’ them for what they are.

*** (2Timothy 4:2-3-4) Preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
(2Tim 4:3) For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear.
(2Tim 4:4) And they will turn away their ears from the Truth and will be turned to myths.

May I ask ‘You’… to take your Bible: and sit it in your Lap: the next time you… “Watch TV”…? Then simply ask Jesus… “Lord, what I am watching and listening TO: is it in agreement with your Holy Word…? Is the speech Godly…? Is the context of the program… “Glorifying GOD or Evil”…? Are there “Sexual acts & Sexual speech”… that I would “NOT Allow”; any young child to watch or listen to…? If it is “NOT Alright” for a young child… ‘How’ then can it be “Spiritually Advantageous” for any ‘Adult’…? The same “Filth”… that poisons a child; will surely poison ‘Any’ Adult! Remember that simple computer lingo… “GI–GO”… ‘Garbage In–Garbage Out’…? Remember… “More is Caught”… “Then Taught” = In Either Adult or Child! But of course… when You become your own… god [small–g]… ‘You’ then watch what you ‘Want’… and ‘No Body’… “Not even God & His Holy Word”… will tell “YOU”… What To Watch… or Not…!

*** (2Peter 2:12-to-15) These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,
(2Pe 2:13) suffering wrong as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.
(2Pe 2:14) With eyes full of adultery, they cannot get enough of sin. They seduce unsteady souls and have had their hearts expertly trained in greed. They are doomed to a curse.
(2Pe 2:15) They have left the straight path and wandered off to follow the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the reward he got for doing wrong.

*** (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?

*** (Exodus 20:19) 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.

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

Love, in Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

“The ‘Cost’ of Discipleship – 101”…Blog.

“The ‘Cost’ of Discipleship – 101”…Blog.

*** (Matthew 10:37-38) He who ‘loves’: father or mother more than Me [Jesus]: is ‘not’ worthy of Me [Jesus]. And he who ‘loves’ son or daughter: more than Me [Jesus] is ‘not’ worthy of Me [Jesus].
(Matt 10:38) And he who: ‘does not’ take up his cross and follow Me [Jesus]: is ‘not worthy’ of Me [Jesus].

How very easy it is to ‘Say’… “I, follow Jesus!” In a recent survey over 85% claimed… that they know “Jesus!” The fallacy; that America is a Christian Nation… is the largest “Lie” here in this country. Surely a ‘Christian Nation’… would ‘NOT have “Murdered” over… “55,000,000 – Million Innocent Babies”… in their Mother’s Wombs…? Surely those that were “Real Christians”… would speak out for those ‘Innocent Babies’… whenever they could…? When was the last time… ‘YOU’… who claim to: Know Jesus… “Spoke Out”; both ‘publically & privately’ to your Christian Friends and Church Members…? I believe ‘more’ Christians… speak out about their… “Favorite Political Candidate”… then they DO: for those… “Innocent Murdered Children”…! Say it isn’t… “SO?”

*** (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, I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?
(Gen 4:10) And He [God] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me [God] from the ground.

*** (Isaiah 26:21) For behold, Jehovah [God] comes out of His place to punish the people of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also shall reveal her blood, and shall no more cover her dead.

*** (Exodus 20:13) You ‘shall not’ murder the innocent.

*** (Acts 11:26) And finding him, he brought him to Antioch. And it happened to them a whole year they were assembled in the church. And they taught a considerable crowd. And the ‘disciples’… were first called “Christian” in Antioch.

Are You: a “Disciple of Christ”…? Did you notice that those called “Christians”… were first ‘Disciples’…? What does the word ‘disciple’ imply? “Discipline & Purpose of Life”… and Yes, much more! A willingness to give your life and all you own… so that Christ Jesus may be glorified: in your life! And at ‘any cost’ to your personal; ‘convince & comfort!’ And “NO”… you will not become… “Instantly Spiritual & Dedicated!” It is a ‘Life Long’ process… as you become Obedient to His Holy Word… in Thoughts & Actions… being led: by His Holy Spirit. Do you ‘Read & Study’… His Holy Word… “Daily?” Do you speak; His Word… ‘Whenever & Wherever’… the opportunity presents itself…? Are you willing to lose… ‘Friends & Acquaintances’… in your stand for Christ… and for His Holy Word…?

*** (John 3:30) He must increase, = but I must decrease.

*** (1Samuel 2:30) And Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah says, = Be it far from Me! = For those who honor Me [God] I will honor, = and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.

*** (2Samuel 24:24) And the king said to Araunah, No, but I will surely buy from you at a price. = And I will not offer burnt offerings = to Jehovah my God = of that which costs me nothing. = And David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace, then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?

*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.

*** (Micah 2:7) House of Jacob, it is said, The Spirit of Jehovah is limited, if these are His doings. Do not My Words do good, to him who walks uprightly?

What may I do: to encourage You… in your walk with Christ Jesus…? His message of Repentance… was & is… not popular with most. So too, your walk in Obedience… to His Holy Word… will ‘not’ be favorable… to most of your “Christian Friends & Church Members”. Ever wonder why there is; ‘Less & Less’… “True Bible Preaching”… ‘Anymore?’ Entropy has taken over… and most live; for the moment… forgetting the ‘eternal consequences’ of their actions. Why else would ‘divorce’ be so rampant among those that… “Call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus?” Why else would the Church fail… in its God given mandate of “Reconciliation [2Corinthians 5:18-to-21] & Forgiveness [Matthew 6:14-15]”…? Many are “Sin Sick”… and content to go on… as though they are well. When was the last time you saw or were involved in… ‘Church Discipline’… “Matthew 18:15-to-18” & “1Corinthains 5:1-to-6”…? Never you say…? Doesn’t your church; “Believe & Obey”… God’s Holy Word…?

*** (John 15:1-2-3) I [Jesus] am the True Vine, and My Father [God] is the Vinedresser.
(John 15:2) Every branch in Me [Jesus] that ‘does not’ bear fruit, He [God] takes away. And every one that bears fruit, He [God] ‘prunes’ it so that it may bring forth ‘more fruit’.
(John 15:3) Now you are ‘clean’ through the Word which I [Jesus] have spoken to you.

*** (2Corinthians 4:16-17-18) For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
(2Cor 4:17) For the lightness of our present affliction works out for us a far more excellent eternal weight of glory,
(2Cor 4:18) we not considering the things which are ‘seen’, but the things which ‘are not’ seen; for the things which are seen are not lasting, but the things which are not seen are everlasting.

*** (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].

*** (Matthew 24:11-12) And ‘Many’ false prophets will rise and deceive “MANY”.
(Matt 24:12) And because iniquity [lawlessness] shall abound, the love of Many will become cold.

“Whose your ‘Daddy’ – 101?”…Blog.

Up to now… ‘YOU’ have lived your Life: the way You wanted to! What will change your mind: that ‘YOU’ are not here for ‘YOU’… if you ‘Truly’ are… Born Again by His Holy Spirit…? But here in America… we live in our ‘pleasures & excesses’… and ‘do not’ give a second… ‘thought & action’… about those… “Perishing!”  Is your ‘Jesus’: the one of the ‘best of life’… or is He the “Suffering Savior”…? If you ‘Truly know Him’… as He is in the Scriptures… then shouldn’t you… be as He was… a Servant to All…? Do you readily share… ‘Bible Truth’… and ‘Not’ your; personal opinions about the Bible? When was the ‘Last Time’… you said… “Do you know the Bible ‘does not’ say that?” Or did you know… the Bible says… “XYZ”… about that…? Are you so bold in Christ… that you are; ‘Not Afraid’… “To Speak His Holy Word”… in Public… as “HE” did…?

*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you shall speak My Words to them, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear, for they are rebellious.

*** (Jeremiah 1:8) Do not be afraid of their faces; for I am with you to deliver you, says Jehovah.

*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed [worshiped].

*** (1Samuel 3:21) And Jehovah appeared again in Shiloh. For Jehovah revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the Lord.

Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?

*** Did YOU open Your ‘BIBLE’... and Meet with Christ JESUS… in His: “HOLY WORD”... Before ‘YOU’... Turned on ‘Your’… TV, Computer, Radio, or Cell Phone...? Are “Any” of them… ‘More Important’ than… “Him–Christ”…?

This is the “First Day”… of the rest of Your Life! Starting over is part of; Growing in God’s Love & Mercy & Grace…! But the human part of that responsibility is… ‘Yours!’ God does not have a ‘cookie cutter’… making robots. He uses “You”… where you are… and in “Your” particular; set of circumstances… ‘Either good or bad’. Never did He promise a ‘Rose Garden’… but He did promise ‘His Grace’ for… “Each & Every”... Situation: He ‘allows’ You to be in! Remember that is “WHY”… He gave us His Holy Word! What you need to know by Faith… is all there. Sometimes He will reveal the… ‘What & Why’… You are going through – “What you Are!” And, sometimes and very often… ‘Not!’

*** (1Peter 4:1-2) Therefore, Christ having suffered for us in the flesh, also you arm yourselves with the same thought, that he suffering in the flesh has been made to rest from sin,
(1Pet 4:2) in order no longer to live in the lusts of men; but in the will of God the remaining time in the flesh.

*** (Hebrews 4:15-16) For we do not have a high priest [Christ Jesus] Who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted just as we are, yet without sin.
(Heb 4:16) Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace; that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

*** (Habakkuk 3:17-18-19) Though the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit is not on the vines; the labor of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off from the fold, and no herd is in the stalls; [complete economic devastation]
(Hab 3:18) yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
(Hab 3:19) Jehovah the Lord is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk on my high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

*** (Psalms 118:24) This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Thanks, Love in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

“Elective Surgery – 101”…Blog.

“Elective Surgery – 101”…Blog.

*** (Matthew 18:7-8-9) How terrible it will be for the world because it causes people to sin! Temptations to sin are bound to happen, but how terrible it will be for that person who causes someone to sin!
(Mat 18:8) "So if your hand or your foot causes you to sin; cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life injured or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
(Mat 18:9) And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell fire.

The Bible, God’s Holy Word is Truth… and is ‘replete’ with… “Word Pictures” to convey His Truth to Mankind. Christ Jesus spoke in Parables also and then privately to His disciples, and ‘Yes’… even to Judas! Did you ever read those verses in Matthew 18:7-8-9 or the parallel ones in Mark 9:43-to-48…? Did you ‘think’; that Christ Jesus was telling us… “IF we sin… cut off that Limb that causes us to Sin?” Did you notice those Other verses below… that indicate that it is a “Heart Problem”… and ‘Not’ a “Body Problem”. The simple way to look at these verses is to equate them to The BODY… Obeying the Heart! “The Hand”… what you “DO”: like Stealing! “The Foot”… where you “Go”… like to places with Sinners instead of places with Saints. “The Eye”… what you “See”… like Porn: including Videos with Sex outside of God’s Ordained Place… “Marriage!” 

*** (Matthew 15:18-19-20) But the things that come out of the mouth; come from the heart, and it is those things, that make a person unclean.
(Matt 15:19) For it is out of the ‘heart’ that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander.
(Matt 15:20) These are the things that make a person unclean. But eating with unwashed hands doesn't make a person unclean."

*** (Jeremiah 17:9-10) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
(Jer 17:10) I Jehovah [God] search the heart; I try the reins, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?

*** (James 1:22) Keep on being “DOERS” of the ‘WORD’; and Not ‘merely’ hearers who “DECEIVE” themselves.

“Duplicity – 101”…Blog.

How about it…? Do you ‘open’ your Bible and meet with Christ Jesus… in His Holy Word… “Daily?” But you ‘Do’ eat physical food… Three or “More Times” a day…? Isn’t that “Spiritual Food” the Holy Word of God… more important; than those… “Physical ‘Appetite’ Ones?” Millions of American are overweight in the physical realm. And yet Many are Starving… in the Spiritual realm… because of “Bad ‘Spiritual’ Choices!” How can you say you… “Love Jesus”… the Living Word of God… and then “NOT”… Love, Read & Study… His Holy Word…? Something is Wrong with that Picture… “Isn’t… IT”…?

*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written that: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by ‘every’ Word of God.”

*** (2Co 4:16) For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

*** (John 15:1-2-3) I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
(Joh 15:2) Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away. And every one that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bring forth more fruit.
(Joh 15:3) Now you are clean through the Word which I [Jesus] have spoken to you.

*** (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.

Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?

Sorry, I cannot visit you… and get you to “Open your Bible!” That is the ‘Choice’… of your “Free Will!” But I can tell you… Satan does ‘Not’ want you; ‘To Know’… the Holy Word of God. Most of the ‘problems’ in the life of a Born Again Christian… can be diagnosed as… “Ignorance of God’s Holy Word… and His principles found therein…! Acting outside of God’s Word… causes a Multitude of Problems… in the temporal realm. The first one… is simple Ignorance [un-informed] about that Jesus says in His Holy Word! Then there is your “Flesh”… and its Un-Redeemed Desires… that go against… God’s Holy Word! If you have ‘not’ overcome; your ‘Eating Habits’ and are overweight… how then can you overcome your Fleshly Desires… which war against the Holy Spirit [Romans 8:9]… residing in You…? Give yourself over “Wholly”… to the Holy Word of God. Yes… even though you have been Born Again sometime… ‘Simply’… “Begin Again”…! Please read and speak out loud… “Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10 & Matthew 3:8”…?

*** (Matthew 22:29) Jesus answered and said to them, You “ERR”, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) and that from a child; you have known the Holy Scriptures; which are able to make you wise to salvation; through faith in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
(2Tim 3:17) that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.

*** (Romans 10:17) Then ‘faith’ is of hearing, and ‘hearing’; by the Word of God.

*** (Luke 18:1) And He [Jesus] also spoke a parable to them to teach; it is always right to pray, and not to faint, [Psalms 56:3]

*** (Galatians 5:17-to-21) For what the flesh wants is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, and so you do not do what you want to do.
(Gal 5:18) But if you are being led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
(Gal 5:19) Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity,
(Gal 5:20) idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions,
(Gal 5:21) envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who ‘practice’ such things will ‘not’ inherit the kingdom of God.

Ok so where do ‘YOU’ Begin…? You must “Dedicate” some of your time and effort… just the way you do for your Favorite TV Programs or Video Games. The children of Israel had to get their Manna… before the sun rose. So you too… have to discipline yourself… to meet with Him… in His Holy Word.  The ‘Choice’ is “Yours”… and does not belong to “Anyone Else”…!

“More Time in ‘2011’ – 101” ….Blog.

*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed [worshiped].

*** (1Samuel 3:21) And Jehovah [God] appeared again in Shiloh. For Jehovah revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh; by the Word of Lord.

*** (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 [overflow] of the Jordan?

*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating [disciplining] my body = and making it my ‘slave’ = so that; after I have preached to others’ I myself will not somehow be disqualified.

Thanks, Love in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.