“Bought with a ‘Price!’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (Hebrews 9:14) how much more will the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself; unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works; so that we may serve the living God!
*** (1Corinthains 6:19) You know that your ‘body’ is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit; Who is in you; Whom you have received from God, don't you? You do not belong to yourselves,
(1Co 6:20) because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.
*** (Romans 12:1) I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as ‘living sacrifices’ that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the ‘reasonable’ way for you to worship.
(Rom 12:2) Do not be conformed to this world, but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds; so that you may be able to determine what God's will is-what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.
Those Who; are “Truly Born Again”… by God’s Holy Spirit; have a ‘duty & responsibility’… to serve God with their; Heart, Mind & Soul… ‘dedicated’ to His Glory! They are no longer their ‘own’… but are here for God’s Glory and to do His work. If you have ever purchased a House or a Vehicle… with a Loan… there is really no freedom; till that loan is “Paid in Full!” Sure you use it and enjoy it… when it is “Free & Clear” of all “Legal & Financial, Encumbrances”. Then and only then… it is then “Truly Yours!” Many live with so very much “Debt”… they do not ‘understand or comprehend’… “True Freedom!” When the Real Christian… Truly understands; God’s Holy Word, the Bible… only then they… ‘Can & Will’… “Serve – Him!”
*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you, when you shall have done; ‘all’ the things commanded you, say; We are unprofitable servants, for we have done; what we ought to do.
*** (Ephesians 2:10) For we are His workmanship; created in Christ Jesus to good works; which God has before ‘ordained’; that we should walk in them.
*** (Luke 6:46) Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus] ‘Lord, Lord,’ but don't ‘do’ what I [Jesus] tell you? [In My Word]
*** (Luke 24:44) 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 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.
*** (Mark 1:17) And Jesus said to them; Come after Me and I will make you; fishers of men.
“Fishers of Men – 101”…Blog.
Did you ever ‘notice’… “It is Written” in the NT…? This is simply a reference; to a particular OT prophecy Truth! The OT Jews ‘learned & new’ the Scriptures, so they had no excuses; what was ‘Required’ of them by God… in His Holy Law! But
of the NT Christians; are willingly ignorant… of what is ‘Required’ of them… under Grace! It is much more… than under ‘The Law!’ God gives His Holy Spirit… to those Truly Born Again… that they might ‘Know & Understand’… His Holy Word! The NT Believer is forever… ‘without excuse’…! And yet often times; they are more interested in the things of this world… than in… Christ’s Kingdom’s Work! Say it isn’t SO…? Most are more interested; in the “Religion of Politics”… than they are in their Bibles! Most speak more for Politics… then they do… for Christ Jesus and His Holy Word…!
*** (Matthew 5:27-28) You have heard that it was said, ‘You must not commit adultery.’
(Matt 5:28) But I [Jesus] say to you, ‘anyone who stares at a woman’ with lust for her: has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
*** (Malachi 1:8) And if you offer the blind for sacrifice; is it not evil? And if you offer the lame and the sick, is it not evil? Bring it now to your governor. Will he accept you, or lift up your face, says Jehovah [The Lord] of Hosts?
*** (Isaiah 5:1-to-4) Now I will sing to my Beloved a song of my Beloved concerning His vineyard. My Beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill.
(Isa 5:2) And He fenced it, and gathered out the stones of it, and planted it with choice vines, and built a tower in its midst, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and He looked for it to produce grapes. And it produced ‘wild’ grapes.
(Isa 5:3) And now, O people of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, please judge between Me and My vineyard.
(Isa 5:4) What more could have been done to My vineyard; that I [God] have not done in it? Who knows? I looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded ‘rotten’ grapes.
*** (Ezekiel 14:12-13-14) The Word of Jehovah came again to me, saying,
(Eze 14:13) Son of man, when a land sins against Me [God] by traitorous betraying; then I will stretch out My hand on it, and will break the staff of its bread, and will send famine on it, and will cut off man and beast from it.
(Eze 14:14) And though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver only their own souls by their righteousness, says the Lord Jehovah.
*** (Jeremiah 11:14) And you, do not pray for this people; nor lift up a cry or prayer for them. For I [God] ‘will not’ hear them in the time; they cry to Me for their trouble.
When “YOU” Keep Silent… about “Abortion”… “YOU”… then become ‘Like Judas!’
“Are ‘You’ like Judas? – 101”…Blog.
What are you ‘Doing’… for the Kingdom of God…? Perhaps the best ‘You’ can do First: is to ‘know & understand’… what He requires… by His Holy Word…? Many are busy about the ‘Wrong Things’… and think that they are doing God’s Work. Do you spend time with Him… in His Holy Word… “Daily?” Is His Holy Word… your “Priority”… before your Cell Phone, Your Computer and your TV & Entertainment…? Do you ‘Hear His Voice’… while ‘reading & studying’… His Holy Word…? “If Not”… “Why Not”…? Surely you ‘eat or snack’… several times a day. But what do you… ‘Substitute’… for God’s Holy Word… ‘Pseudo Christian Music’ or other ‘Ditties’… that Do NOT Agree with His Holy Word…? Does your Heart Burn… when You ‘read & study’… His Holy Word…? Or “Not”…?
*** (Jeremiah 9:23-24) So says Jehovah [God], Do not let the wise glory in his wisdom, nor let the mighty glory in his might; do not let the rich glory in his riches;
(Jer 9:24) but let him who glories glory in this; that he understands and knows Me, that I am Jehovah, doing kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth; for in these I delight, 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].
*** (Psa 119:17-18) GIMEL: Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and ‘keep’ Your Word.
(Psa 119:18) Open my eyes, so that I may behold wonderful things out of Your Law [Word].
*** (2Corinthians 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if our outer man is wearing out, our inner man is being renewed “Day by Day”.
*** (1Peter 2:1-2-3) Therefore, rid yourselves of every kind of evil and deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander.
(1Pe 2:2) Like newborn babies, thirst for the pure milk of the word so that by it you may grow in your salvation.
(1Pe 2:3) Surely you have tasted that; the Lord is good!
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
Do you ‘wash’ your Hands… before ‘preparing’ dinners or snacks? Surely, when working outside or on your vehicle you do; don’t you? How about after going to the bathroom, do you wash your hands then…? Do you get this ‘Word Picture’…? Your “Mind”, “Heart & Soul”… are exposed to the ‘Contaminations’ of this fallen world… and you need to… “Cleanse your Mind!” Does your Church celebrate Communion…? If it does… does your pastor read… “1Corinthians 11:23-to-31”… before ‘Communion’…? If not… something is ‘Wrong!’ Please open your Bible and read those Verses: “Out Loud?” In the same way; before any Worship, Prayer, Bible Reading & Study… YOU… need to “PREPARE”… your Heart; to Hear God!
*** (James 4:4-to-10) You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility [war] with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.
(Jas 4:5) Or do you think the Scripture means nothing; when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?
(Jas 4:6) But he gives all the more grace. And so he says, "God opposes the arrogant but gives grace to the humble."
(Jas 4:7) Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God, and He will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts; you double-minded.
(Jas 4:9) Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
(Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
*** (2Chronicles 12:14) And he did the evil; “Decause”; he ‘did not prepare’ his heart; to seek Jehovah.
*** (Ezra 7:10) For Ezra had ‘prepared his heart’; to seek the Law of Jehovah; and to do it, and to teach statutes and judgments in Israel.
*** (Job 9:20) If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though [thinking] I am perfect, He [God] shall declare me perverse.
*** (1John 1:5-to-10) And this is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
(1Jn 1:6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the Truth.
(1Jn 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses [Continually keeps on Cleansing] us from all sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If we say that we have not sinned; we make Him a liar, and His Word; is not in us.
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He that ‘covers’ his sins; shall not prosper: but whoso ‘confesses’ and ‘forsakes’ them; shall have mercy.
Where do YOU… go from here…? Do you make God’s Holy Word… the “First Priority” in your LIFE…? “Yes” or “No”…?
*** (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 [God] 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.
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.