Sunday, November 25, 2012

“The Prodigal ‘Brother’ – 101” …Blog

“The Prodigal ‘Brother’ – 101” …Blog

*** (Luke 15:25-32) "Now his older son was in the field. As he was coming back to the house, he heard music and dancing.
(Luke 15:26) So he called to one of the servants and asked what was happening.
(Luke 15:27) The servant told him, 'Your brother has come home, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he got him back safely.'
(Luke 15:28) "Then the older son became angry and wouldn't go into the house. So his father came out and began to plead with him.
(Luke 15:29) But he answered his father, "Listen! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I've never disobeyed a command of yours. Yet you've never given me so much as a young goat so that I could celebrate with my friends.
(Luke 15:30) But this son of yours spent your money on prostitutes, and when he came back, you killed the fattened calf for him!'
(Luke 15:31) "His father said to him, 'My child, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
(Luke 15:32) But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.'"

*** (Romans 11:2-to-6) God has not rejected his people whom He chose long ago. Don't you know what the Scripture says in the story about Elijah, when he pleads with God against Israel?
(Rom 11:3) "Lord, they have killed your prophets and demolished your altars. I am the only one left, and they are trying to take my life."
(Rom 11:4) But what was the Divine [Genesis 18:25] reply to him? "I [GOD] have reserved for myself 7,000 people who have not knelt to worship Baal."
(Rom 11:5) So it is at the present time: there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
(Rom 11:6) But if this is by grace, then it is no longer on the basis of works. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.

*** (2Timothy 2:24-25-26) A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,
(2Tim 2:25) and gentle in refuting his opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to Repent and to come to a full knowledge of the Truth,
(2Tim 2:26) so that they might escape from the devil's snare, even though they've been held captive by him to do his will.

Do ‘You’ ever feel like the “Prodigal Brother”…? I must confess; I do “Sometimes”…! Especially when someone says they came to Christ and immediately “FOLLOWS” someone: I know to be a ‘False Teacher’…! I often wonder, “Did they ‘Really’ come to Christ Jesus as “Savior & Lord?” This is always a KEY for me to begin and PRAY for that persons “Salvation & Spiritual Growth”. Of course ‘You’ do know that; we have been in the Last Days for “Over 2,000+ Years!” Remember the Messiah, Christ Jesus was promised in the Last Days. Did ‘You’ ever wonder about these Bible verses and how they are ‘Applicable’ to the NT Believer…? Did ‘You’ notice in ‘2Timothy 2:25-26’ [above] and how “GOD” has to give the person Repentance…? Both He & Jesus commanded Repentance. “Luke 24:44-to-48 & Acts 17:30-31”…! Repentance was also preached the OT Prophets. But, Conviction of SIN/SINS… is the work of the Holy Spirit. That is why “SOME” get upset when ‘You’ share the Bible with them…!

Holy Spirit Conviction - 101

*** (Matthew 24:11-12) Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people,
(Matt 24:12) and because lawlessness will increase; the Love [Agape] of many people will grow cold.

*** (2Corinthians 11:13-14-15) For such ones are False Apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves - into the Apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14) Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an –> ANGEL of LIGHT?
(2Cor 11:15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

*** (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.
(2Pet 2:2) And -> Many <- and="and" be="be" because="because" evil="evil" follow="follow" of.="of." of="of" pernicious="pernicious" span="span" spoken="spoken" the="the" their="their" them="them" truth:="truth:" way="way" ways="ways" will="will">

*** (2Timothy 3:5-6-7) They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.
(2Ti 3:6) For some of these men [Trolls] go into homes and deceive Foolish women who are burdened with sins and swayed by all kinds of desires.
(2Ti 3:7) These WOMEN are always studying -> but are NEVER able to arrive at a full knowledge of the Truth.

*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham: from these stones.

Repentance – 101 Blog  [1/6]     
Did ‘You’ know that “Confession & Repentance” are: “Siamese Twins”…? Here in America, many wrongly think that they ONLY have to “Verbally” confess SIN/SINS without any of the appropriate actions: Required by “True Biblical Repentance!” Because they did NOT: “Biblically Repent”, they often continue in their “SIN/SINS!” And then often: “Repeat the Same SIN/SINS!” And this is where I too become the “Prodigal Brother!” Oh, did ‘You’ wrongly think; that because I write these Bible Blogs, I was without SIN/SINS…? Absolutely Not!! I am probably more cognizant of my SIN/SINS, due to the time I spend in His Holy Word. That is one of the Areas that MANY of the NT Believers: “Go Astray”…!  They have a tendency to… “Grace Away SIN/SINS”…! Say it isn’t “So?” They say, “We are under grace and Not the Law –> Missing what Justification truly is. Just perhaps MANY: have Not diligently studied the book of Romans…?

*** (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” [and Doing] = the Words of the LORD Jehovah [The Holy Word of GOD].

*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall Not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves [Forsakes] them shall have Mercy.

*** (Romans 6:1-2) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
(Rom 6:2) God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

*** (Psalms 36:9) For with You [Lord] is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.

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

*** (1Jn 2:21) I have not written to you because you do not know the Truth; but because you know it; and know that -> ‘No Lie’ is of -> the Truth.

*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a fire? Says the LORD Jehovah; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? [Hebrews 4:11-12-13]

*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth's sake; for You have magnified = Your Word = above all Your name.

“The ‘Siblings’ of “Believing = Faith” – 101”…Blog.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do Not do - what I [Jesus] say? [James 1:22]

How is your “Prayer Life”…? Christ Jesus spent every morning meeting with His Father, GOD…! Did You see that verse as You were reading through the Gospel of Mark…? [Mark 1:35] Do ‘You’ pray for ‘Yourself’… or just for ‘Others?’ I find that I need prayer; probably more than Others. The more one is involved in the God’s Work… the more prayer is needed. Why, ‘You’ may say…? Just perhaps to keep “ME” out of what I am trying to do for Christ. Gladly I will wait for heaven for my rewards. I do “Not” want them in the ‘Here & Now’…!

*** (2Corinthains 4:7) But we have this treasure in clay jars [the Holy Spirit in our Human bodies]; to show that it’s extraordinary power; comes from God: and ‘NOT’ from us. [Romans 8:9]

“A wretch like ‘ME!’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to You -> when “ALL” men shall speak well of You! For so their fathers did to the False Prophets.

*** (John 12:43) for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, so that I may behold wonderful things out of Your Law.

*** (Luke 18:1) And He also spoke a parable to them to teach it is always right to pray, and not to faint,

“What do ‘You’ know about ‘Prayer?” – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Chronicles 12:14) And he did the EVIL: –>because he did ‘NOT’: –> Prepare his Heart; to seek the LORD.

*** (Ezra 7:10) For Ezra had “Prepared his Heart” –> to seek the Law of the LORD Jehovah; –> and to do it; –> and to teach statutes and judgments: in Israel.

Is… “JESUS”… First… in ‘YOUR’ Life…?

*** 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...?

*** (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.

“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.

*** (2Corinthains 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 [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates?

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