Tuesday, March 19, 2013

“Lifting up Holy Hands – 101” …Blog.

“Lifting up Holy Hands – 101” …Blog.

*** (1Timothy 2:5-to-15) For God is one, = and there is one Mediator of God and of men, = the Man Christ Jesus, [1Corinthains 5:7]
(1Tim 2:6) Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
(1Tim 2:7)  To this I [Paul] am ordained a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie), a teacher of the nations, in faith and truth.
(1Tim 2:8) Therefore, I desire that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
(1Tim 2:9) In the same way also, I desire that women adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and sensibleness, not adorned with braiding, or gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,
(1Tim 2:10) but with good works, which becomes women professing godliness.
(1Tim 2:11) Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
(1Tim 2:12) But I do not allow a woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man, but to be in silence.
(1Tim 2:13) For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
(1Tim 2:14) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
(1Tim 2:15) But she will be kept safe through childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with sensibleness.

It is “Very Important” that a Bible verse… NOT be taken “Out of Context”…! While visiting a Church, about 50+% of them “Raised their Hands” when singing songs. Later on, upon questioning the Pastor, “Why do they”: he responded with “1Timothy 2:8” The Next Question was, why then NOT everyone…? And why the ‘Hands’ only, when the Scriptures say, “Without Wrath and Doubting”…? And then, “Why more Women than Men”…? I was promptly TOLD: “Perhaps this is NOT the place for You!”

*** (John 4:24) God is a Spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth.

*** (Mark 7:6-7-8) He [Jesus] told them, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites. As it is written, 'These people honor me with their lips: –> but their hearts are far from Me [God].
(Mark 7:7) Their worship of Me is empty: –> because they teach human rules as doctrines.'
(Mark 7:8) You ‘abandon’ the commandment of God: –> and hold to ‘human’ tradition."

*** (Leviticus 10:1-2) And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
(Lev 10:2) And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
“TRUE = ‘Worship & Praise’ – 101”…Blog.

There appear to be MANY… who ‘Pick & Choose’ Bible verses to validate their Christian practice. Often times on Face Book, Christians will get MAD at someone when they “Post a Bible Verse.” Christ Jesus TOLD US*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written that “man shall Not live by bread alone; but by “Every” –> Word of God.”
“Pick & Choose ‘Christian’s’? – 101”
Do You ‘Daily’, “Read & Study from His Holy Word, the “Bible”…? Surely You eat ‘meals & snacks’ at least 3 times daily! You watch TV & Videos & News, don’t You? You USE your Cell Phone Daily? Then perhaps You should NOT call yourself “Christian”… Unless You “Read & Study”… His Holy Word… “DAILY?” As a new Christian some 35+ years ago, a Missionary came to speak at Church. He told how the “Persecuted Russian Christians” were without Bibles. The USSR made a “Capital Crime” to own one! Their Church had only one, and the “Real Christians” took Pages, ‘One at a time’ Home; till the next Lord’s Day. They traded pages with each other, memorizing as much as they could. The Russian underground Church, grew because of “Persecution!” American believers have Many Bibles, but FEW, “Read & Study” theirs!

“NO”…  Real Christian... ‘Fears’, the Holy Word of God... “Unless”… ‘They are’… Out of … “Obedience & Fellowship” …with ‘GOD’… and with “His Holy Word”...!"        

(1Timothy 2:8) Therefore, I desire that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Question: Does 1Timothy 2:8 ‘Command’ that we Worship, with “Raised Hands”…?

The Greek NT says… “Hands” and “NOT Arms!” Why then does the text say Hands: “Without Wrath & Doubting” Isn’t Doubting: a function of the “Mind & Heart”…? Isn’t Wrath: a function of the “Mind & Heart”…? Perhaps the inference is about the Heart in Worship, instead of the ‘Hands or Arms?’ Do You know who Cornel Parker was? Surely You know Who Elvis Pressley was? Parker was the “Promotion Agent” of Elvis Pressley. He paid some Teens, “$10”: to “Scream and Holler!” when Elvis started singing. Immediately the rest of the teens, “Did the Same Thing!” That is why even on American Idol, even today: there is ‘Screaming & Hollering!” And MOST: do NOT know or care Why! In a meat processing plant a, “Judas Cow” is selected: to lead the rest of the Cattle to the Slaughter. Humans a lot LIKE: Livestock! They seem to follow, without “Thinking or Reasoning WHY?” Our recent Presidential Election proves that Fact! So too in Churches, often times ‘Visitors’ will do the same, “Hands UP”: to be ‘Accepted!’ I never close my eyes during Church Prayers. I look around and ask the LORD, “Who should I speak to about You, LORD?” [Romans 8:14]

*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received = the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures = “DAILY” = to see if those things were so [or Not].

“Bible Study: Academic or ‘Worship?’ – 101” …Blog
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation; as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you; according to the wisdom given to him.
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things ‘hard’ to be understood, = which the ‘unlearned’ and ‘unstable’ = “Pervert”; = as also they do the rest of the = “SCRIPTURES”; = to their own destruction. [1Corinthains 16:22]

*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do not fight in a fleshly way.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
(2Cor 10:5) and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God; taking every thought captive in order to obey Christ.
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of disobedience [1Jn 1:5-to-10 & Proverbs 28:13] when your obedience is complete.

The True Worship of God… is a function of the Indwelling Holy Spirit and of your Heart! IF: your heart is NOT right with God, THEN: how then can your Worship of Him… “Be Right?” Why else would 1Timothy 2:8” address the Heart? It is NOT the raising of ‘Hands or Arms’… but of a “Heart” that is Right: before Christ Jesus! Isn’t that WHAT: True Worship of GOD, is all about? Why else do ‘Real Churches’, read “1Corinthains 11:23-to-32” before their Communion service? Theres is a sure way to tell a ‘False Church’. When the Church body, does not hold its Members: “Accountable to Christ Jesus”… then it is time to find another. How does anyone take the Lords’ Table without a “Clear Conscience” and a “Right Heart”…?

*** (1Corinthians 10:16) The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

*** (Jeremiah 17:5) So says the LORD Jehovah: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose ‘Heart’ departs from the LORD Jehovah.

*** (Proverbs 17:15) He that justifies the wicked; and he that condemns the just; even they both are abomination to the LORD.

*** (Psalms 66:18) If I regard iniquity in my heart; the Lord will ‘Not’ hear me:

*** (Proverbs 28:9) He that turns away his ear from hearing the law; even his prayer shall be abomination.

*** (1Corinthains 11:23-to-32) For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you-how the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread,
(1Cor 11:24) gave thanks for it, and broke it in pieces, saying, "This is my body that is for you. Keep doing this in memory of Me [Jesus]."
(1Cor 11:25) He did the same with the cup after the supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of Me [Jesus]."
(1Cor 11:26) For as often as you eat this bread and drink from this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. [Again!]
(1Cor 11:27) Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks from the cup in an unworthy manner will be held responsible for the Lord's body and blood.
(1Cor 11:28) A person must examine himself and then eat the bread and drink from the cup.
(1Cor 11:29) For the one who eats and drinks without recognizing the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.
(1Cor 11:30) That's why so many of you are Weak and Sick and a considerable number are Dying.
(1Cor 11:31) But if we judged ourselves correctly, we would not be judged.
(1Cor 11:32) Now, while we are being judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined lest we be condemned along with the world.

*** (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.

“Who is = The Word – 101?”…Blog.
*** (Proverbs 30:4) Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name? Surely you know.

*** (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?

*** (John 5:39-40) You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose = that in them you have eternal life.  Yet they testify about Me [Jesus].
(John 5:40) But you are ‘NOT’ willing to come to Me [Jesus] to have life.

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