“You shall Not COVET – 101” …Blog.
*** (Romans 7:7) What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I [Paul] had Not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt Not covet.
*** (Exodus 20:17) Thou shalt Not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt Not covet thy neighbor’s wife, Nor his manservant, Nor his maidservant, Nor his ox, Nor his ass, Nor Any Thing that is thy neighbor’s.
*** (James 1:13-to-16) When someone is tempted; he should Not say, “I am being tempted by God,” –> because God cannot be tempted by evil; nor does He tempt anyone.
(Jas 1:14) Instead, each person is tempted by his own desire [lust]; being lured and trapped by it.
(Jas 1:15) When that desire [lust] becomes pregnant; it gives birth to Sin; and when that sin grows up [matures]; it gives birth to Death.
(Jas 1:16) Do ‘not’ be deceived; my dear brothers.
*** (Romans 6:16) Don't you know; that when You offer yourselves to someone; as obedient slaves; you are slaves of the one you ‘Obey’ –> either of Sin; which leads to Death; or of ‘Obedience’ –> which leads to Righteousness? [John 7:38-39]
When was the last time You heard a sermon… on the “10 Commandments”…? Our “Debauched & Perverted”… ‘American Society’… surely will Not want to even consider them! Even most of those Pseudo Christians [?] are willing ignorant: of the Holy Word of God & its Precepts, Ordinances, Commandments! They have so “Graced Away SIN/SINS”… that they get Angry with anyone: who shares Bible verses! These, who should be the “Salt of the Earth”, have made themselves ‘Likeable’ to even the worst of the “Reprobates!” They choose to be liked by everyone, instead of pleasing “Christ Jesus”, the Passover Lamb of God! Everyone is their friend and no one is their Enemy: ‘Except’ those of their… “Opposite Political Party!” They have simply REPLACED: Christ Jesus… with their Politics!
*** (Matthew 5:13) You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste; how can it be made salty again? It's good for Nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.
*** (Luke 16:13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will Hate the one and Love the other, or else he will Hold to the one and Despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [Self].
*** (Matthew 12:30) The one who is Not with Me [Jesus] is against Me, and the one who does Not gather with Me scatters.
*** (Luke 11:23) He who is Not with Me [Jesus] is against Me, and he who does Not gather with Me scatters.
“John the Baptist & the NT Born Again – 101” …Blog.
When You will NOT: take a stand for Christ Jesus… and His Holy Word… then just perhaps: You do NOT Really Belong to HIM…! Your “Supposed Profession” for Him, is really “Only A Verbal Preference”…! The Public Schools, limit any “Graduating Senior” from publically speaking about their “Faith in Christ Jesus!” Yet they make provision for the Muslims, to have a prayer room! There are the MANY who will NOT speak for Christ Jesus: BECAUSE they fear Men: more than GOD! The Early Jerusalem Church, the Body of Christ… “GREW EXPONENTLY”… when others saw their stand for Christ Jesus: “Even unto Death!” People today… “Covet their Lifestyles”… AND: Reject the “Love & Mercy & Grace of God!” And before You think I am purposing: “Civil Disobedience”, I am NOT! Just as One would NOT Yell FIRE: in a crowed auditorium! So too, I am Not telling Anyone… to shout Christ Jesus, “Salvation or Damnation” in their public work place! But Many have “Purposely Not Spoken” for Him: because they are Ashamed to be “Called HIS!”
*** (Ecclesiastes 3:7) a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
*** (Matthew 10:32-33) Then everyone who shall confess Me [Jesus] before men, I will confess him before My Father [God] Who is in Heaven.
(Matt 10:33) But whoever shall deny Me [Jesus] before men, I will also deny him before My Father [God] in Heaven.
*** (Luke 12:8-9) Also I [Jesus] say to you, Whoever shall confess Me [Jesus] before men, the Son of Man also shall confess him before the angels of God.
(Luke 12:9) But he who denies Me [Jesus] before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
*** (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?
*** (Proverbs 29:25) The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Jehovah the Lord; shall be safe.
*** (Luke 12:5) But I [Jesus] will warn you of Whom you shall fear: Fear Him [GOD] Who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into “Hell”. Yea, I [Jesus] say to you, fear Him [God].
“Never be ‘Ashamed’ of Christ Jesus – 101” …Blog.
Did You realize that “COVETING”… is simply telling GOD: You do Not like what He has provided for You, in Life? Perhaps your “Coveting” is simply a result of… “Your Bad Decisions?” Some friends of mine, “Went into Debt to have their daughter’s wedding!” What happened to their ‘Planning’ during all those years of her growing up? Malcolm Forbes, the investment broker coined a saying, “He that dies with the Most Toys: Wins!” Just who in life are You: trying to ‘Impress’…? The current Housing Financial Crisis… is simply due to “Covet-ness!” People obtaining Loans… for Houses they did not need…! There was No way they could even pay back the Loans: yet they borrowed to Impress: “Who?”
*** (James 2:5) Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you! For so their fathers did to the False Prophets.
*** (1Jn 2:15) Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If anyone persists in loving the world, the Father's love is Not in him.
(1Jn 2:16) For everything that is in the world: the desire for fleshly gratification, the desire for possessions, and worldly arrogance: is Not from the Father but is from the world.
(1Jn 2:17) And the world and its desires are fading away, but the person who does God's will [Word] remains forever.
*** (Luke 3:14) And the soldiers also asked of Him [Jesus], saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do not forcibly extort anyone, nor accuse any falsely. And be content with your wages.
*** (1Timothy 6:7) For we did Not bring anything into the world, and surely we Cannot take anything out of it.
(1Tim 6:8) So as long as we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with these.
(1Tim 6:9) But people who “Want to get Rich” keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.
(1Tim 6:10) For the “Love of Money” is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the Faith and Pierced themselves with much pain.
I have asked two things from You [Lord]; do not deny them before I die;
(Pro 30:8) remove far from me vanity and a lying word; give me neither poverty or riches; tear for me my portion of bread,
(Pro 30:9) lest I be full and deceive, and say, Who is the LORD Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.
“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?
*** (2Corinthians 11:4) For if someone comes along and preaches ANOTHER Jesus than the one we preached, or should you receive a DIFFERENT spirit from the one you received or a DIFFERENT gospel from the one you accepted; you are All Too willing to Listen.
*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
“How Much is ‘Enough?’ – 101” …Blog.
What more can I say about… “Covet-ness”…? If all this… “False Prosperity Gospel”… really was True: Then there would “Be No Poverty: in those Third World Nations!” Everyone would convert to Christianity… in order to be Wealthy! Did You know the Wealth of Solomon… was his downfall…? He would NOT have had the finances to build all those False Heathen Temples in Israel! His Heathen Wives… perverted his “Heart & Thinking!” Say it isn’t SO…? Who are those who purchase the largest amount of “Illegal Drugs”…? Surely it is Not the Poor… but the Hollywood and the Rich Elite! What about the “Lottery & Power Ball” gambling? It is the Poor who Simply COVET… their Lifestyles! Say it isn’t “SO”…? Sorry, it Truly “IS”…!
*** (James 4:3) You ask for something but do “NOT” get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason-for your own pleasure.
“Is Your ‘JESUS’ = Santa Clause – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Kings 11:1-to-10) And King Solomon loved many foreign women, even the daughter of Pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, Hittites;
(1Ki 11:2) of the nations which the LORD Jehovah had said to the sons of Israel, You shall Not go in to them, and they shall Not go in to you; surely they will Turn Away your heart after their gods. Solomon clung to these in love.
(1Ki 11:3) And he had seven hundred wives , princesses, and three hundred  concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.
(1Ki 11:4) For it happened when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods. And his heart was Not perfect with the LORD Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.
(1Ki 11:5) For Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites;
(1Ki 11:6) and Solomon did Evil in the sight of the LORD Jehovah, and did Not go fully after Jehovah like his father David.
(1Ki 11:7) Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill which is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon.
(1Ki 11:8) And likewise he did for all his foreign wives, and burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
(1Ki 11:9) And the LORD Jehovah was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned from the LORD Jehovah, the God of Israel, Who had appeared to him Twice
(1Ki 11:10) and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should Not go after other gods; and he did Not keep that which the LORD Jehovah commanded.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘you’ call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do ‘Not’ do - what I [Jesus] say?
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being Doers of the Word, and NOT merely hearers who “DECEIVE” themselves.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!