Friday, April 15, 2011

“Fishers of Men – 101”…Blog.

“Fishers of Men – 101”…Blog.

*** (Mark 1:17) Jesus said to them, “Follow Me [Jesus], and I will make you ‘fishermen’ of people!”

*** (Luke 24:44-to-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 understand the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:46) He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ 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.

… “Give a man a Fish; feed him for a Day”…! “Teach a man to Fish; feed him for a Lifetime”…!

Do you have ‘Religion’… or “Christ?” Being Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God… is ‘Not’ a religion; ‘Nor’ is it being… “Called A Christian! “Many” have the wrong idea about what it means to be a Christian. Furthermore the ‘Many’; are the “Many”… that Christ Jesus spoke about in “Matthew 7:21-22-23!” Christ did ‘Not’ say… “Few or Some!” He said… “Many!” Open your Bible and read it out loud for yourself. They had ‘Religion’… and ‘did not’ want God’s Truth; found in His Holy Word! So today… “The Many”… attend Church, play Christian music and yes… even ‘Say’ they Love Jesus. But “Jesus” will say to the… “Many”… “I ‘never’ knew you; ‘depart’ from Me; you working lawlessness!” Remember a “True Christian”… is a “Disciple of Christ” and of “His Holy Word!”

*** (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.

*** (John 3:3) Jesus ‘answered’ and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, ‘Unless’ a man is born again, he ‘cannot’ see the kingdom of God.

*** (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.

*** (Acts 20:27) For I ‘did not’ keep back from, ‘declaring’ to you, “All” the counsel of God.

“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.

Do you ever wonder ‘Why”… so ‘very’ many; have so ‘very’ many; ‘interpretations’ of what the Gospel really is…? Why do so ‘very’ many Churches; have so ‘very’ many beliefs; about what Christianity really is…? “God”, the God of the Bible has… “Only ONE Plan of Salvation”… for ‘All Mankind!’ Knowing ‘about’ Jesus; is ‘Not’ the same as… “Knowing Jesus ‘with’ Saving Faith”…! Christianity has become the… “Cultural Religion of America!” It has become an ‘outward’ practice; instead of an ‘inward’; “Obedience to Christ… from the Heart, Mind and Soul”…! Say it isn’t “SO”…? How could there be so ‘very many’ Christians… and then they… “Remain Silent”… about the “55,000,000–million” = “Innocent Babies” = “Murdered by their American, Christian Mothers’…? Christians today… are ‘More Concerned’: “About Politics”… than about those “Innocent Murdered Babies!

*** (John 7:38-39) The one who believes in Me [Jesus], as the Scripture has said, will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart."
(Joh 7:39) Now He said this about the Spirit, whom those who were believing in him were to receive. For the Spirit was not yet present, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

*** (Hebrews 4:2) For also we have had the gospel preached, as well as them. But the Word preached did not profit them, 'Not' being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

*** (Matthew 28:16-17) And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
(Mat 28:17) And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him. But some doubted.

*** (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 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’ to Me, from the ground.

False Christians – 101 Blog [1/4] (my)

Christ Jesus ‘said’… “Belief in Him”… must be “According to the Scriptures! [John 7:37-39]” That was posted above; but do you ‘really’ know… what that Means…? If you “Don’t”… how then could you be a; “Fisher of Mankind?” Just because you ‘believe’ something; does ‘not’ make it so! But “If” you believe what God said; in His Holy Word… “Then”… that then makes it “SO!” God “Cannot LIE”… and your belief is then based on God’s Truth; not your own. I ‘learned’ a lot from “Religion”… but ‘Most” had to be “Unlearned!” God’s Truth… found in His Holy Word… is the “Only Truth”… one can base their “Faith in Him–ON!” ‘Unlearn’… what your “Religion or Church” has taught You… and then ‘Learn from God in His Holy Word’… by His Holy Spirit. All else is only the; ‘Religious Opinions of Man!’

*** (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?

*** (John 6:63-to-66) It is the Spirit that makes alive, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life.
(Joh 6:64) But there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who is the one betraying Him.
(Joh 6:65) And He said, Because of this I said to you that no one can come to Me unless it was given to him from My Father.
(Joh 6:66) From this time many of His disciples went back into the things behind, and walked no more with Him.

“Don’t Believe Me – 101”…Blog. [1/2]

Are ‘You’ a child of GOD? Is Jesus Christ your ‘Lord & Savior?’ Do you know, ‘Read & Study’ His Holy Word… “Daily?” Are you His ‘disciple’… learning from His Holy Word… what He would ‘require’ of you? Are you ‘led’ of the Holy Spirit; to the ‘Obedience’ of the Word? If you are ‘Not’… “How then can “You”… be a ‘fisher’ of men?” I do not ask these things to accuse you… nor to excuse you… but that you would take a; “Spiritual Inventory of yourself… and your life!”

*** (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 in you, unless you are reprobates?

*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us;

*** (2Corinthians 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 15:3 & 1Peter 2:2]

*** (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.

“Satan ‘knows’ the Bible = Better than ‘You!’–101” …Blog.

May I ask… do you have a written ‘Budget?’ Do you plan how and where to spend what God has entrusted into your ‘Stewardship?’… “BE ‘it’ Little or Much?” Why do I ask such a thing? Does your ‘Debt’ overwhelm your “Income?” If you are ‘not’ disciplined to handle the temporal things of life… how then are you to handle those things: of the “Kingdom of God”… “His True Riches?” Unless you hold the Holy Word of God and His Truth as those… “True Riches”… you have become “Slothful” in the Work of the Kingdom; and in ‘being’ Fishers of Men! Just perhaps “Christ Jesus”… said it best Himself.

*** (Luke 16:10-to-13) He who is ‘faithful’ in the least is also ‘faithful’ in much. And he who is ‘unjust’ in the least is also ‘unjust’ in much.
(Luke 16:11) Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, Who will entrust the True Riches to you? [Kingdom Work]
(Luke 16:12) And if you ‘have not’ been faithful in that which is another's, who shall give you ‘that’ which is your own?
(Luke 16:13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You ‘cannot’ serve God and mammon.

Do you realize that Christ Jesus… spoke about Finances as a word picture. The above verses hit the nail on the head. If we ‘cannot’ be astute and a master of those temporal things… we ‘will not’ be faithful with Spiritual things. He knew that ‘they’ would distract our true focus… from those “True Riches” of sharing the Kingdom with Others! If you are not ‘Disciplined’ to spend time in His Holy Word and its study… you will simply treat it as you do your ‘Finances!’ Quite a word picture, isn’t it…? Take some time and get alone with Him and simply read through the four gospels. See how He equated faithfulness in temporal things… to faithfulness of Spiritual things! You cannot know where you are going; till you know where you have been. We learn from our mistakes… or we soon “Repeat  Them!” REPEAT… Repeat… repeat!

Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?

It is ‘simply’… “Your choice”… where you go from here. Both ‘Temporally’ with your finances… and "Spiritually"… as a disciple of Christ and His… “Fishers of Men!” Exercise… “Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10!” And begin again… your walk of ‘Obedience’… “To and In”… His Holy Word!

*** (Luke 3:8) Produce fruit, that is ‘consistent’ with Repentance! Don't begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our forefather.' For I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!

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