“Are You ‘WATERING?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Corinthian 3:6) I [Paul] did the Planting, Apollos did the Watering, but God kept everything Growing to Harvest. [Philippians 1:6]
*** (Galatians 6:10) So then as we have time, let us work good toward all, especially toward those of the household of faith. [Galatians 6:16]
*** (Micah 6:8) He 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?
*** (Titus 2:11-to-15) For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. [Psalms 98:2]
(Tit 2:12) It trains us to Renounce ungodly living and worldly passions SO that we might live Sensible, Honest, and Godly lives in the present world
(Tit 2:13) as we Wait for the blessed hope and the glorious Appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. [Zachariah 12:10]
(Tit 2:14) He [Christ] gave Himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be His Special People who are enthusiastic about good works.
(Tit 2:15) These are the things you should say. Encourage and Refute: with Full Authority. Do not let anyone look down on you.
What is “Full Time Christian Service”…? MOST miss that “Each & Every ONE”… who is Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God: IS IN… ‘Full Time Christian Service! As members of the Body of Christ, His ‘Called Out’ ONES: His Church & His Bride… we are what He has said in His Holy Word! This morning in my “Quiet Time”: where I meet with my Lord, in His Holy Word, Mark 1:35] I was reading in the Gospel of Matthew. One of my ‘Favorite’ chapters in that book is “Matthew 13:” Have You ever “Read & Studied” that particular text…? Did You know it speaks to the issue of “Evangelism”…? Perhaps if You have some time today, “Prayerfully” [2Chronicles 12:14 & Ezra 7:10] “Read & Examine” that chapter. Remember in sharing the Holy Word of God, it is “God” ALONE: Who knows… “Just Who”… those Other Sheep [John 10:17] really are! Those who are ‘Truly His’… bring forth a Harvest: “Some 100 an Hundredfold… Some 60… & Some 30”…!
*** (Matthew 13:18) [Christ Jesus said] "Listen, then, to the parable about the sower.
(Matt 13:19) When “Anyone” hears the Word about the kingdom yet doesn't understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.
(Matt 13:20) As for what was sown on the stony ground, this is the person who hears the Word and accepts it at once with joy,
(Matt 13:21) but since he doesn't have any root in himself, he lasts for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, he immediately falls away.
(Matt 13:22) As for what was sown among the thorn bushes, this is the person who hears the Word, but the worries of life and the deceitful pleasures of wealth choke the Word so that it can't produce a crop.
(Matt 13:23) But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word, understands it, and produces a crop that yields a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown."
*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; even that which he has.
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this Treasure [Romans 8:9] in earthen [our human bodies] vessels; that the excellency of the [His Holy Spirit] Power; may be of God; and –> ‘NOT’ of us.
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit; IF the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if Anyone has NOT the Spirit of Christ; he is ‘NONE’ of His.
*** (John 6:44) No man can come to Me [Jesus], except the Father [God] which hath sent Me draw [Compel] him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
*** (John 6:37) All that the Father [God] gives Me [Jesus]; shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me; I will in no way cast out.
*** (Act 15:8-9) God, Who knows everyone's Heart, showed them he Approved by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us. [Romans 8:9 & Ephesians 1:13-14]
(Act 15:9) He [God] made No distinction between: them and us [Jew & Gentile], because He Cleansed their hearts by Faith.
“What is ‘Salvation?’ – 101” …Blog.
Have You ever planted a garden or fruit trees…? Water is as important for ‘Plant Life’ as it is for ‘Human Life!’ Scientists have taken ‘cross cuts’ of some very old trees and revealed the evidence of ‘limited or stunted’ tree growth. There is identical evidence for good growth, based on the abundance of water. The NW USA has lots of forests, which are bathed in the moisture of that region. The life cycle of those trees are directly related to water. So as the Holy Word of God says, “Water is Life”, both in the ‘Physical & Spiritual’ life cycles. God has given may such “Word Pictures”… ONLY for those who are seeking His “Wisdom & Understanding”…!
*** (John 7:38) 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 said this about the [Holy] Spirit, whom those who were believing in Him were to receive. For the Spirit was Not yet present, because Jesus had Not yet been glorified. [Luke 24:49 & Acts 2:1-to-5]
*** (Psalms 1:1-to-6) Blessed is the man who has Not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has Not stood in the way of sinners, and has Not sat in the seat of the scornful.
(Psa 1:2) But his delight is Only in the Law of the LORD Jehovah; and in His Law [Word] he meditates day and night. [Psalms 19:7-to-11 & 119:97-to-140]
(Psa 1:3) And he shall be like a Tree planted by the Rivulets of Water that brings forth its Fruit in its Seasons, and its Leaf shall Not wither, and all which he does shall be blessed.
(Psa 1:4) The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
(Psa 1:5) Therefore the ungodly shall Not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
(Psa 1:6) For the LORD Jehovah knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
*** (Mark 8:23-24) And He [Jesus] took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spat on his eyes and had put His hands on him, He asked Him if he saw anything.
(Mark 8:24) And he looked up and said, I see men as trees, walking.
*** (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,
*** (Ephesians 5:26) that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,
*** (John 15:1-to-5) I [Jesus] am the True Vine, and My Father [God] is the Vinedresser.
(John 15:2) Every branch in Me that does Not bear fruit, He takes Away. And every one that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bring forth more fruit.
(John 15:3) Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.
(John 15:4) Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch Cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
(John 15:5) I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
“Rivers of Living Water – 101” …Blog.
Do You have the Free Bible Software…? www.e-sword.net I use it to copy & paste Bible verses into these blogs. But I also use to do… “Word Studies”… in my Bible. It is downloaded to my computer; and I can use it off line. If You will take the ‘time & effort’, You may find some of the Wisdom of God in His Holy Word! Unless You are feeding yourself on His Holy Word… You will “NOT: Grow Spiritually”…! It has been my practice for some 35+ years to rise one hour early and meet with Him, in His Holy Word! Even when I was working, “8-10-12+ hour days!” Remember He will Only use those who are prepared and willing to be His Servant…! Oh yes, sometimes He uses an “Ass” as He did with Balaam’s donkey! [2Peter 2:15-16]
*** (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?
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I [Isaiah] heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for “US?” [Genesis 1:26] Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
“Reasonable Service – 101” …Blog.
*** (Romans 12:1-to-4) 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. [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
(Rom 12:3) For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you ‘Not’ to think of yourself more highly than you should think; rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.
(Rom 12:4) For we have many parts in one body; but these parts do ‘Not’ all have the same function [office].
“What are the ‘Greater Works’ – 101” …Blog.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!