“Earnestly ‘Contending’ for the: ‘True Faith’ – 101”…Blog [1/?]
*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
(2Tim 2:4) No one who wars tangles with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him [Jesus]; Who chose him [you] to be a soldier.
(2Tim 2:5) And also if anyone competes; he is ‘not’ crowned “Unless he competes Lawfully”.
*** (Luke 18:7-9) And shall not God avenge His own elect who cry day and night to Him; though He has been long-suffering over them?
(Luke 18:8) I [Jesus] say to you; that He [God] will avenge them speedily. Yet when the Son of Man comes; shall He find [True] Faith on the earth?
*** (John 17:17) [Jesus prayed] Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (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 the LORD Jehovah.
Those who are ‘Truly’ Born Again… by the Holy Spirit of GOD… are Christ’s Soldiers! The ‘follow & obey’… the Holy Word of God… and are ‘Daily’ seeking His will; in ‘All’ their… Heart, Mind & Soul…!
Did ‘You’ ever think of ‘Life’ like that…? Why else would ‘One’… call themselves a; “Child of God”…? Today in America; ‘Many’ have the wrong idea of what it means to be a Christian. Over 80% responded to a national survey; claiming to be ‘Christian’. Would ‘Christian’ America be spending over: “Four Trillion Dollars” each year on “Illegal Drugs & Marijuana”…? Would there be ‘Over’… “Fifty Five Million”… ‘55,000,000’… “Innocent Babies MURDERED” by American Mothers by Abortion…? Did ‘You’ really think that America was a “Christian Nation”…? ‘Really’…? “Absolutely Not”…! Nations cannot be ‘Christians’… only people can be. ‘Christianity’ here in America is only a “Generic Term!” Only those “Born Again by God’s Holy Spiri”t… are “Truly Christian!” If you will notice the Scriptures; to be ‘Christian’ one must “FIRST”… be a “Disciple of Christ!” True Belief in Christ Jesus… must be as He said it; ‘Must Be’…!
*** (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 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."
(John 7:39) Now He [Jesus] said this about the [Holy] Spirit; Whom those who were believing in Him were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had ‘not yet’ been glorified. [Romans 8:9]
*** (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 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; those working “Lawlessness!”
False Christians – 101 Blog [1/4]
Did ‘You’ ever see a Counterfeit ‘$3’ bill…? Of course not; because there is no such thing as a ‘$3’ bill…! In the very same way… for the “Real” of this world; there are “Counterfeits!” Did you read the above Bible verses; “Matthew 7:21-22-23”…? Did Christ Jesus say… “Some; Few or Many”…? He said “Many”…! Then, in that case; there must be “Many False Christians”…! Right away someone is saying, “The Bible says, we are ‘Not’ to Judge!” That is the “First Mistake”… that the “Many”… Who ‘think’ they are Christian: “Make!” Do ‘You’ personally know; ‘What’ the Bible teaches about “Judging Right & Wrong”…? Can ‘You’ quote the text or open your Bible and find Bible verses; to validate “Your Words”…? Or are you just ‘Parroting’ something ‘You’ may have heard… out of context. Bible Truth is woven throughout… “All of God’s Holy Word”…!
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation; beloved, I had need to write to you; to exhort you to ‘contend earnestly’ for the [True] Faith; once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For some people have slipped in; among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation; because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
*** (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.
(2Pe 2:2) And = “MANY” = will follow their pernicious ways; and because of them; the way of Truth will be evil spoken of.
*** (2Corinthains 11:13-14-15) Such people are false apostles; dishonest workers who are ‘masquerading’ as apostles of Christ.
(2Co 11:14) And no wonder, since Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
(2Co 11:15) So it is not surprising if his servants also ‘masquerade’ as servants of righteousness. Their doom will match their deeds!
*** (Matthew 7:13-14-15) Go in through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction; and “MANY” people are entering by it.
(Matt 7:14) How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life; and “FEW” are the people who find it!"
(Matt 7:15) Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s' clothing; but inwardly are savage wolves.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
*** (Luke 17:3) Take heed to yourselves. If your brother trespasses against you; rebuke him. And if he repents; forgive him.
It is “Demanded… by the Scriptures”…. that we “Choose [JUDGE]”… between “Good & Evil”… by “JUDGING”… by Using the Holy Word of God!
“Judge not – 101”…Blog.
Do ‘You’ meet with Christ Jesus… in His Holy Word: “Daily?” Are ‘You’ continually learning from “His Holy Word”… being ‘taught’ by His Holy Spirit…? Are ‘You’: His Disciple… or just a “Casual Follower”…? We think nothing of the American Solder who trains ‘repeated & extensively’ for combat. And yet “American Christians” hardly spend any time at all; in the Holy Word of God! What is wrong with that ‘Picture’…? Satan continually works and his false teachers continue their devastation. Why then is the Christian… ‘Not’ training themselves in God’s Holy Word… for this “Continuing Spiritual Battle”… for “Right & Truth”…? Could it be… “
”… are Not Truly Born Again by His Holy Spirit… but on have a “Cultural ‘American’ Christianity”…?
*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done ‘ALL’ those things which are commanded you; Say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our: “Duty To Do”.
*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even though our outer man is wearing out; our inner man is being renewed day by day.
*** (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.
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself; to Samuel in Shiloh; by the Word of the LORD.
*** (John 15:1-2-3) I [Jesus] am the true vine; and My Father [God] is the vinegrower.
(John 15:2) He [God] removes every branch in Me [Jesus]; that ‘does not’ produce fruit; and He cleanses every branch that does produce fruit; so that it might produce more fruit.
(John 15:3) You are clean because of the Word; that I [Jesus] have spoken to you.
*** (1Samuel 2:30) And Jehovah, the God of Israel says; I said indeed, Your [Eli’s] house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah the LORD 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.
“Growing ‘Spiritually?’ – 101”…Blog.
What do ‘Your’ finances look like…? Do ‘You’ know how much money you have in your ‘savings or checking’ account…? Do you have Credit Cards; and do ‘You’ know what your balance is… “Right Now?” How about the amount of Debt; ‘You’ may have on them…? If you stopped using them… how long would it take ‘You’: to “Pay the balance Off”…? How about a Vehicle Loan…? What do ‘You’ owe; and when will it be ‘Paid Off?’ And your Mortgage… what do ‘You Owe’ and when will it be; “Paid Off”…? If ‘You’ know ‘all’ these things or “Don’t”… shouldn’t ‘You’…? If ‘You’ cannot produce a “Financial Accounting” immediately… “How about Your Spiritual Accounting = Before Christ Jesus…? Without a Plan… and “Obedience to His Holy Word”… ‘One’ becomes tossed by the wind; like the waves of the sea!
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
*** (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.
‘Continued next blog’.
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!