Wednesday, November 23, 2011

“Now I lay me down to ‘Sleep’ – 101” …Blog.

“Now I lay me down to ‘Sleep’ – 101” …Blog.

*** (Ephesians 5:13-to-17) But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light; for whatever makes manifest is light. [John 8:12]
(Eph 5:14) Therefore He [God] says, “Awake, sleeping ones! And arise from the dead; and Christ shall give you light.”
(Eph 5:15) See then that you walk circumspectly; not as fools, but as wise,
(Eph 5:16) redeeming the time; because the days are evil.
(Eph 5:17) Therefore do not be unwise; but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Just suppose… ‘Today’ was the “Last Day” of your life…? Today a friend called me; wishing me a good trip to London, UK! I have flown about 250,000 miles in my life time; especially so when I used to travel for work. One day, flying back from Boston to Tampa; an elderly couple sat in my row. They were extremely nervous; as they had not flown in 10+ years. They always used to drive to Florida to visit their Children & Grandchildren. They told me this; as they tried to convey their ‘fear of flying’. I told them, ‘Everything is Relative! You live here in Boston and this Boston Traffic… scares me; more than anything! …LOL! They laughed and then realized what I told them… ‘That Flying was safer than Driving’…! Over 40,000 people are killed on America’s highways and 100,000+ sustain crippling injuries.

*** (Ecclesiastes 3:2) a time to be born, and a time to DIE; a time to plant, and a time to pull up what is planted;

*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but [immediately] after this the judgment,

Dealing with Death – 101 Blog

Seriously now… “One Cannot ‘Live Life’ Correctly”… until they “Personally”… have made peace with God; through the Finished Work of Christ Jesus…! We will all ‘stand’ before Christ Jesus… and be judged to what we did… “Or did ‘not’ do”… with God’s Gift of Salvation…! Perhaps ‘You’ already have a relationship with Him…? But is there someone; ‘You’ have been prompted to talk to… “Romans 8:14”… and have “NOT Obeyed” those promptings of the Holy Spirit…? Remember Christ Jesus sits at the Father’s Right hand… making intercession “Only for HIS!” But He has… “Other Sheep”… that need to “Hear His Voice!” What do ‘You’ think… He has ‘YOU’… here for…? “When ‘Your’ work is Done”… He will call ‘You’–Home…! Be it today or whenever; and in that I rest… when I fly!

*** (John 10:16) And I [Jesus] have other sheep; who are not of this fold. I must also lead those; and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one flock; one Shepherd.

*** (Colossians 1:14-to-22) in Whom [Christ Jesus] we have redemption through His blood; the remission of sins.
(Col 1:15) Who is the image; of the invisible God; the First-born of all creation.
(Col 1:16) For all things were created in Him [Jesus]; the things in the heavens; and the things on the earth; the visible and the invisible; whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; ALL things were created through Him and for Him. [Isaiah 44:6]
(Col 1:17) And He is before all things; and by Him all things consist.
(Col 1:18) And He [Jesus] is the Head of the body; the Church; Who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead; that He may be pre-eminent in ALL things.
(Col 1:19) For it pleased the Father [God]; that in Him [Jesus]; ALL fullness should dwell.
(Col 1:20) And through Him [Jesus] having made peace through the blood of His cross; it pleased the Father [God] to reconcile; ALL things to Himself through Him [Jesus]; whether the things on earth; or the things in Heaven.
(Col 1:21) And YOU; who were once alienated; and enemies in your mind; by wicked works; yet now He [Jesus] has reconciled [2Corinthains 5:18-to-21]
(Col 1:22) in the body of His flesh through death; to present you holy and without blemish; and without charge; in His sight,

*** (Hebrews 10:18) Now where Remission of these is; = THERE IS = NO MORE = OFFERING FOR SIN.
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 201”…Blog. [2/2]

How about ‘IT’…? Are ‘You’ now; ready to go to be with Christ Jesus…? Or is there something ‘You’ need to clear up…? What about a bill that ‘You’ purposely did not ‘Pay’…? You owed the money; but just chose “Not TO Pay It!” Are ‘You’ this very instant; ready to go to be with… “Jesus?” Perhaps ‘You’ have not met with Him; “Daily”… in His Holy Word…? Yes, ‘You’ have been meaning to… but “ALL those Other Things”… seemed so very important! But What IF… today were your; “Last Day here on Earth”…? Would ‘You’ have Regrets… about the Spiritual Life: ‘You’ might have had…? No, I do not know your situation; nor would I presume to know. I simply ask ‘You’… those very “Questions”… “I have Asked Myself”…!

*** (Matthew 5:23-24) Therefore if you offer your gift on the altar; and there remember; that your brother has anything against you,
(Matt 5:24) leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother; and then come and offer your gift. [to God]

*** (1Timothy 1:19) holding faith and a good conscience; which some have put away; and made shipwreck; as to faith.

*** (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.

“True Riches – 101”…Blog.
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do Justice; and to love Mercy; and to Walk Humbly; with your God?

Please ‘Pray’ for Me… as I go to speak at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park; London UK… on Sunday November 27, 2011…? How may ‘You’ pray…? First of all; would ‘You’ ask our Lord… to “Prepare those Hears” [Mine Too!] of those there… to be open to “His Holy Word”…? Pray also; that God would give them Repentance! Then pray that Satan would “NOT” take the Word out of their Hearts! Pray that they would have… “Absolutely NO Rest”… till they themselves have made Peace with GOD! Yes, the “Real God of the Bible” and ‘Not’ that one of the Muslims; or of the Catholic Church; or of the Church of England! “Remind God”… as I often DO… Lord, You said, “YOU are NOT willing that “Any Should Perish”… but that “ALL”… would come to Repentance!” Please pray a hedge of protection about me, while I am sharing our Lord’s Holy Word! One more thing I do… when I ask God for People; “Not ONLY” for their ‘Salvation’… but ‘Also’ for their Spiritual Growth… whatever the Cost…! And ‘Yes’, that does include a “Hunger for His Holy Word”… that can only be satisfied by Him…!

*** (Psalms 2:8) Ask of Me [God]; and I shall give the nations for Your inheritance; and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession.

*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slow concerning His promise; as some count slowness; but is long-suffering toward us; Not purposing that any should perish; but that all should come to Repentance. [Acts 17:30-31]

*** (Matthew 13:19) When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom and does not understand it; then the wicked one [Satan] comes and catches away; that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.

*** (2Timothy 2:25) in meekness instructing those who oppose; if perhaps God will give them Repentance; to the acknowledging of the Truth,
(2Ti 2:26) and that they awake out of the snare of the Devil; having been taken captive by him; so as to do the will of that one.

*** (Hebrews 2:10-to-15) For it became Him [Jesus] for Whom are all things and by whom are all things; in bringing many sons into glory; to perfect the Captain of their salvation; through sufferings.
(Heb 2:11) For both He Who sanctifies; and they who are sanctified are all of One; for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers;
(Heb 2:12) saying, “I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.’
(Heb 2:13) And again, “I will put My trust in Him.” And again, “Behold Me and the children whom God has given Me.”
(Heb 2:14) Since then the children have partaken of flesh and blood; He [Jesus] also Himself likewise partook of the same; that through death; He might destroy him who had the power of death (that is, the Devil),
(Heb 2:15) and deliver those; who through fear of death; were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

*** (Job 1:9) And Satan answered Jehovah the LORD and said; Does Job fear God for nothing?
(Job 1:10) Have You not made a hedge around him; and around his house; and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands; and his livestock have increased in the land.

*** (John 15:1) I [Jesus] am the true vine; and my Father [God] is the vinegrower.
(John 15:2) He removes every branch in Me; that does not produce fruit; and he cleanses every branch that does produce fruit so that it might produce more fruit. (1Corinthains 11:30)
(John 15:3) You are already clean because of the Word that I have spoken to you.

*** (2Timithy 2:15-16) Study earnestly; to present yourself to God as an approved worker; who has nothing to be ashamed of; handling the Word of Truth; with precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things are delivered to Me [Jesus] by My Father [God]. And no one knows the Son; except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father; except the Son; and the one to whom; the Son will reveal Him.
(Matt 11:28) Come to Me [Jesus]; ALL you who labor and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.
(Matt 11:29) Take My yoke on you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls.
(Matt 11:30) For My yoke is easy; and My burden is light.

*** (Joh 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.

*** (Hebrews 5:11) We have much to say about this; but it is ‘difficult’ to explain; because you have become; too lazy to understand.
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?

Thank you for your Prayers; for His kingdom & His Sheep; that need to “Come to Him!”

Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

“Crippled by ‘Religion’ – 101”

“Crippled by ‘Religion’ – 101”

*** (John 14:6) Jesus said to him; I am the Way; the Truth; and the Life; “No One” comes to the Father: but by Me [Jesus].

*** (John 10:1) Truly, truly, I [Jesus] say to you; He who ‘does not’ enter into the sheepfold by the door; but going up by another way [religion]; that one is a thief and a robber.

*** (1Timothy 2:5-6) For God is ONE; and there is ‘One’ Mediator of God and of men: the Man Christ Jesus,
(1Tim 2:6) Who gave Himself a ransom for all; to be testified in due time. [Revelation 20:10-to-15]

*** (Romans 8:24) For we are saved by hope. But hope that is ‘seen’ is not hope; for what anyone sees; why does he also hope for it? [Hebrews 11:6]

*** (2Corinthains 5:7) for we walk by Faith; Not by sight; [Hebrews 10:38]

How many of ‘YOU’… believe that ‘religion’ is a personal matter? Have you recently attended a “Funeral”…? How much more… ‘Personal’… does it get? I remember seeing a [booze] flask passed around at the grave site; and wondered why? I guess when faced with “Mortality”… ‘It Does Get’… “Real Personal”…? Most have been “Crippled with Religion”… as I was; when I was a child. Some outgrow it but some, refuse to deal with it. Most will make that… “A Personal Matter EXCUSE”… as a polite way of saying: “I will ‘NOT’ discuss IT!” Raised as a Catholic and attending Catholic School… I had my ‘fill’ of Religion! Only later in life, when I went to search for GOD… did I find Him’ as promised in His Holy Word; The Bible! Many carry the scars of ‘Religion’ all their life. I still remember my 93-year old grandmother; praying for her dead husband of 20-years. Her prayers could not… ‘Pray Him out of Purgatory’… as promised by the ‘Catholic Church!’ Such religion has “Crippled Many”…! If one believes in a Heaven; they must also believe in a Hell!

*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.

*** (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?

*** (Jeremiah 29:13) And you shall seek Me and find Me; when you search for Me; with all your heart.

*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but after this; [immediately] the judgment,

*** (Revelation 20:10) And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone; where the beast and the false prophet were. And he will be tormented; day and night; forever and ever.
(Rev 20:11)  And I saw a great white throne; and Him sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And a place was not found for them.
(Rev 20:12) And I saw the dead; the small and the great; stand before God. And books were opened; and another book was opened; which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books; according to their works. [Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]
(Rev 20:13) And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and hell; delivered up the dead in them. And each one of them was judged; according to their works. [John 12:43]
(Rev 20:14) And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death.
(Rev 20:15) And if anyone was not found; having been written in the Book of Life; he was cast into the Lake of Fire.

Heaven & Hell – 101 Blog.  [1/2]

Heaven & Hell – 101 Blog.  [2/2]                        

Someone will always say... “Are ‘You’ trying to Scare the Hell out of Me?” You see, Religion does that; but “True Christianity” is being Born Again; by God’s Holy Spirit! Religion always bases it ‘Teachings’… on that particular ‘Church Denomination!’ They may ‘Say’… they believe the Bible… but when ‘push comes to shove’… that Church will: Hold the Denominational Line. Just as the Jews’ of Jesus’ Day! They removed the “Complete Authority of the Scriptures”… and ‘substituted’ their man made “Talmud!” That is what Christ Jesus referred to as… “The Tradition of the Elders!” Religion will always ‘substitute’ itself for… God’s Holy Word! Actually, the word… “Religion” means; “To ‘Bind’ Oneself– back to God!”  But “HOW”… can a “Sinful Finite Human Being”… bind oneself… “To A Holy Infinite God”…? They ‘Simply’… “Cannot!” It would be like ‘You’… trying to “Jump Up”… and “Touch the Moon!” Can ‘You’ do that…?

*** (Exodus 20:19-20) 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.

The Fear of God – 101 Blog [1/3]

*** (Matthew 15:7-8-9) Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, [Isaiah 29:13]
(Matt 15:8) “This people ‘draws near’ to Me with their mouth; and ‘honors’ Me with their lips; but their heart is ‘far from’ Me.
(Mat t15:9) But in vain they worship Me; teaching for doctrines: the [false] commandments of men.”

*** (Titus 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we have done; but according to His ‘mercy’ He saved us; through the washing of regeneration; and renewal of the Holy Spirit, [Romans 8:9]

*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God
(Eph 2:9) and not the result of works; lest anyone boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are his masterpiece; created in Christ Jesus; for good works that God prepared; long ago to be our way of life.

*** (Romans 11:6) But if by grace; then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works; then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work.

“Salvation ‘Confusion?’ – 101” …Blog.

There was the Dean of a large Midwest Bible College… who did an extensive 3-year study of those Children; raised in a Christian home. All professed to be Christian while at home; but something happened when they moved away from: “Home & Parental Accountability!” Upwards of 80+% left their “Professed Faith”. Were they ‘really’ Born Again; by the Holy Spirit of GOD… or were they… ‘Just Religious?’  We and our Faith… are only “Truly Tested”… in the “Winds of Opposition & the Fires of Persecution!” When we are ready to… “Lose Everything” for Christ Jesus: ‘Then and Only Then’… is our Faith: “Biblically Real!” Somehow while ‘Asleep’… the Churches…. Has been “Lulled into Complicity & Duplicity”…! “False Teachers & False Doctrine [Teaching]”… have become the Norm; “Rather than the Exception”…! Less than “One Third ‘1/3’ of Pastors & Bible School Professors”… hold to the “Complete Authority” of the Holy Word of GOD! Where does that leave the average “Listener”… “WHO…Does ‘NOT’ Read & Study” their Bible…? If ‘You’ stand for “Nothing”… then ‘You’ will fall for “Anything!”

*** (1Jn 2:19) They went out from us; but they were not of us; for if they were of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out so that it might be revealed that they were not all of us.

*** (2Peter 2:1-2) Now there were false prophets among the people; just as there also will be false teachers among you; who will secretly introduce destructive heresies; and even ‘deny’ the Master who bought them; bringing swift destruction on themselves.
(2Pe 2:2) Many People; will ‘follow’ their immoral ways; and because of them; the way of Truth will be maligned.

*** (2Corinthains 11:13-14-15) Such people are false apostles; dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14) And no wonder, since “Satan” himself; ‘masquerades’ as; an angel of light.
(2Cor 11:15) So it is not surprising; if his servants also ‘masquerade’ as servants of righteousness. Their doom will match their deeds!

*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].

“Earnestly ‘Contending’ for the: ‘True Faith’ – 101”…Blog [1/5]

*** (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.

Why shouldn’t I share my Faith…? Well, “IF” you don’t have a “True Faith”… but only a Religion, that is one reason! “IF” ‘You’ are not Born Again… by God’s Holy Spirit… “THEN”… ‘You’ only have a ‘Religion!’ True Christianity is “NOT”… A Church Denomination…! Nor is it just a series of Bible Beliefs! It is more than that… it is a Relationship with GOD… by & through… the Finished Work of Redemption; by Christ Jesus… the Passover Lamb of GOD [1Corinthains 5:7] We take on His Righteousness… just as He took on our SIN/SINS… when they Nailed HIM… to that Cross -&- He Rose Again… for our Justification!

*** (Hebrews 10:12) But this Man [CHRIST JESUS], after He had offered One Sacrifice for sins = FOREVER, = sat Down on the right of God,
(Heb 10:13) from then on expecting = UNTIL = His enemies are made His footstool.
(Heb 10:14) For by ONE Offering He has Perfected = FOREVER = those who are Sanctified.
(Heb 10:15) The Holy Spirit Also is a witness to us; for after He had said before,
(Heb 10:16) "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord; I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
(Heb 10:17) also He adds, "their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more."
(Heb 10:18) Now where Remission of these is, = THERE IS = NO MORE = OFFERING FOR SIN.
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 201”…Blog. [2/2]

Thanks for Your Ear…!
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!