Friday, November 29, 2013

“Black Friday – 101” …Blog.

“Black Friday – 101” …Blog.

*** (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?

*** (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.

*** (1John 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. [Romans 8:9]

*** (2Kings 18:4) He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

*** (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?
What can You possibly… “NOT Live Without”…? Is it on “Sale” this Black Friday? When I asked myself that question, the ‘Answer’ was SIMPLE: “Absolutely Nothing!” Our failing American Educational system has bread a new generation of… “Non Thinkers!” The National Agenda of… “No Child Left Behind”… has promoted… “Irresponsibility” & “It’s Not my Fault!” It is sort of like, the President Obama: Who has ‘Labeled’ anyone who ‘Disagrees’ with him: “Racist!” From the top to the bottom the “Masses” have become, “Non Thinkers!” Even the NEWS seems to only point at the “Problems”: without providing any “Solutions!” The “Blame Game”, without personal responsibility, is the “Norm!” Excuses abound and “No One” is held “Responsible for their Actions!” Every shooting in the News is followed with MORE Cries for “Gun Controls!” Yet, in American Abortion Clinics: Each & Every DAY: over ‘4,000+’ Innocent Unborn Babies are MURDERED by Abortion! What is wrong with that Picture…? Is there Anything that You cannot Live Without for… “Black Friday?” What about “Common Sense”… which cannot be purchased at any: ‘Store or Outlet’…?

*** (Isaiah 24:1-2-3) Behold, the LORD Jehovah empties the land and makes it bare, and distorts its face, and scatters its inhabitants.
(Isa 24:2) And as it is with the people, so it shall be with the priest; as with the servant, so with the master; as with the handmaid, so it is with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor.
(Isa 24:3) The land shall be completely emptied, and utterly stripped; for Jehovah has spoken this Word.

*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation, but SIN: is a CURSE to ANY people.

*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get Wisdom; and with all your getting get Understanding.

*** (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.
(Exo 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.

“In Exchange for your SOUL – 301” …Blog. [3/?]  [Debt]

*** (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.  

I guess I am old enough to remember… those “Jesus” movies that showed on TV during Thanksgiving week. This week there appeared to be “None!” As our society movers toward more “Ungodliness & Debauchery”, the less they want to be reminded of… “TO WHOM”… we will all give an account? Doesn’t’ anyone “SAVE” anymore for items they will have to replace? I guess “Not!” People ‘Refinance’ their houses, again & again: NEVER seeing an End to house payments! They willingly give up a… “Finalization of Debt”… for momentary temporal pleasures of yet, another “Vacation!” Salvation is… “Jesus paid it All”… for those who are Truly His, “Spiritually!” But the “Human Financial Debt” is of your “Own Making!” He will NOT bail You out your own… “Human Irresponsibility!”

*** (1Thessalonians 3:4) For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we were going to suffer Tribulation; as it also Happened, even you [now] know.

*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

*** (Proverbs 16:18) Pride goes before destruction; and a haughty spirit before a fall.

*** (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.
Do You live in the “Here and Now”… ONLY…? Or do You realize that ‘Trouble & Tribulations’ will come upon us ALL…? One more time, “WHAT” can You possibly… “NOT Live Without”…? May I simply suggest… “Meeting with the LORD, in His Holy Word: Daily?” In my daily quiet time, I am reading in “1Samuel”, each morning. Did You know as a child, God was speaking to Samuel but he did NOT realize that it was God? Did You know as an Adult, God still speaking to Mankind… who does NOT want to hear Him. Are You a Born Again Child of His…? Do You meet with Him, “DAILY”…? He speaks through His Holy Word! Are You listening to Him and the Teachings of His Holy Spirit..? Of has the cares of this World… choked out any Fruit… that would be in your Lives? The Choice is… “Always Yours!” NOT like Shakespeare who said, “To be or not to be, that is the question!” But like Samuel who said… “Speak Lord, your servant hears!” [1Samuel 3:10]

*** (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.

“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Corinthains 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among stewards that one be found “FAITHFUL”.

*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done “All” the things “Commanded” you, say; We are unprofitable servants; for we have done what was [only] Our = ‘DUTY’ To Do.
*** (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].

*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I 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!

*** (James 3:12) Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can NO fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

*** (Ephesians 5:9) For the Fruit of the [Holy] Spirit consists of every form of Goodness, Righteousness, and “TRUTH”. [2Peter 1:1-to-10]

“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – 101”…Blog. [1/7]
*** (Isaiah 45:5-6-7) I am the LORD; and there is ‘none’ else; there is ‘NO’ God beside me: I girded you, though you have ‘Not’ known Me:
(Isa 45:6) That they may Know; from the rising of the sun; and from the west; that there is ‘None’ beside Me. I am the LORD; and there is ‘None’ else.
(Isa 45:7) I form the light; and create darkness: I make peace; and create [permit] evil: I the LORD: do ‘All’ these things.

*** (Psalms 118:24) This is the Day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

*** (Lamentations 3:22-23) It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are Not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
(Lam 3:23) They are New every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.

What will You do with the next ‘24 hours’ you have…? Will You, “Shop till you Drop”…? Or will you make a provision to Meet with Him, in His Holy Word…? Or just perhaps You will make the Decision: “NOT TO”…? That choice will always be Yours, and… “No One Else!” Many have adult bodies, but their… “Minds, Wills & Emotions”… are somehow STILL: “Stuck in Adolescence!” Their “Spending Habits & Debt”… will simply answer that… ‘Easy Question!’

*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.

*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace; then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?

*** (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.

*** (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].

*** (1Peter 4:17-18-19) For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us, what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
(1Pet 4:19) Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator.

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

Monday, November 25, 2013

“Thanksgiving 2013 – 101” …Blog.

“Thanksgiving 2013 – 101” …Blog.

*** (Romans 10:17) Then Faith comes by Hearing, and Hearing by the Word of God.

*** (2Corinthians 7:10) For having sorrow in a godly way results in Repentance that leads to Salvation and leaves no regrets. But the sorrow of the World produces Death.

*** (Romans 8:24-25) 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?
(Rom 8:25) But if we Hope for that which we do Not see, then we Wait for it with Patience.

*** (Habakkuk 3:17-18-19) Though the fig tree shall Not blossom, and fruit is Not on the vines; the labor of the olive Fails, and the fields yield No food. The flock is cut Off from the fold, and No herd is in the stalls;
(Hab 3:18) yet I will rejoice in Jehovah the LORD; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
(Hab 3:19) Jehovah the Lord is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk on my high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

Thanksgiving in America, is truly a real American holiday. Most who do Not know History: do not realize the “Religious Persecution” by the Catholic Church and others! This caused the ‘Many’ to seek a “Freedom of Worship”: in a new land Not ruled by a “Pseudo Religious Church State”. Of course, because our current History books used to teach the youth, have been: “Politically Corrected”, this fact has been “Obscured & Obfuscated!” [Lied about!] There are those, who have been Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God: who are a Minority here in America. “Religious & Sexual Liberties” have been extended to many of the ‘Debauched’ minority! And yet, those who Truly Love the LORD, see their freedoms disappearing. School boards throughout America, provide for Muslim religious practices! “Homosexual & Perverted Sexuality” is now toted as the… ‘New American Minority Rights!’ Yes, those Christians see the “Opposite to their Rights”: which are guaranteed by the US Constitution. May I ask a simple Question…? Have You adopted the “Habakkuk 3:17-18-19” attitude to your Mindset? Remember our Hope is “NOT of this World”, but of the… “Next”…!

*** (Revelation 21:1-to-8) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And the sea no longer is.
(Rev 21:2) And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband.
(Rev 21:3) And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
(Rev 21:4) And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be No more death, Nor mourning, Nor crying out, Nor will there be any more pain; For the first things passed away.
(Rev 21:5) And He sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful.
(Rev 21:6) And He said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who thirsts I will give of the fountain of the Water of Life freely.
(Rev 21:7) He who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.
(Rev 21:8)  But the Fearful, and the Unbelieving, and the Abominable, and Murderers, and Whoremongers, and Sorcerers, and Idolaters, and ALL LIARS, will have their part in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

*** (1Thessalonians 5:18) In Everything give thanks, for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

*** (Job 2:9-10) And his wife Said to him, Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!
(Job 2:10) But he said to her, You speak as one of the Foolish ones speak. What? Shall we receive Good at the hand of God, and shall we Not [also] receive Evil? In all this Job did Not sin with his lips. [Isaiah 45:5-6-7]

*** (Hebrews 13:5-6) Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will Never Leave you or Abandon you."
(Heb 13:6) Hence we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will Not be afraid. What can Anyone do to me?"

*** (Romans 8:28) And we know that All Things work together for Good: to those who love God, to those who are Called according to His purpose.

May I ask a simple “Thanksgiving Question”…? Do You meet with Christ Jesus in His Holy Word, each morning? Before the “Press of the Day”, comes upon your “Heart, Mind & Soul”…? Christ Jesus met with His Heavenly Father, GOD… ‘each & every’ morning. The Children of Israel, had to get the Manna before the sun arose and it evaporated. What could be more important in “Any Life”… than to Meet with the “Holy Living Word of God”, in His Written Word? Absolutely Nothing! Having the “Mind of Christ” [Philippians 2:5]… simple means having a mind “Yielded to His Holy Word”, by His Indwelling Holy Spirit. One cannot ‘Walk in the Spirit’, without knowing His Holy Word! Did You know about, “Sins of Omission?” Not waking in the Spirit, is such a one. Perhaps this Thanksgiving week… “Repurpose your TIME”… and begin a new walk with Him, in His Holy Word…?

*** (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.

“WHO – is the Word of God? – 101” …Blog.

*** (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. [Worshiped]

*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are Not discouraged. No, even IF our outer man is wearing out, our Inner man is being Renewed: Day by Day. [2Timothy 2:15-16]

*** (1Samuel 2:30) And the LORD Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah the LORD says, = Be it far from Me! = For those who honor Me [God] I will honor, = and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.

*** (Isaiah 29:13) And the LORD Jehovah said, Because this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips honor Me, but have Removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the command of men;

*** (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.

“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.

*** (1Corinthains 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among stewards that one be found “FAITHFUL”.

Did Anyone Notice, how the “Thanksgiving Holiday”… is being Replaced with: “Black Friday Greed”…? How many are taking time to thank God, for His “Love, Mercy & Grace?” Have You thanked HIM, for providing your Salvation, in the “Finished Work of Redemption” by Christ Jesus…? Did You thank HIM… for being the “LORD of Lords” & the “KING of Kings”…? And for HOW: He has placed You in such a country with such temporal blessings? When was the last time, You thanked your Earthly Parents, for raising You? Or thanked your Mate, for what they have provided for You? Or even your Children for being a part of your Family in obedience? Too many have “Replaced THANKSGIVING”… with temporal passing ‘pleasures & things’. Many I personally believe, Do NOT understand “True Thanksgiving”… because they do NOT know their Bibles…! Could it simply be: that their Minds & Hearts… have grown “Cold”… towards the LORD…?

*** (Romans 10:17) Then Faith comes by Hearing, and Hearing by the Word of God.

*** (2Peter 2:20-21-22) For if, after escaping the world's corruptions through a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled and conquered by them, then their last condition is worse than their former one.
(2Pet 2:21) It would have been better for them Not to have known the way of righteousness than to know it and turn their backs on the holy commandment that was committed to them.
(2Pet 2:22) The proverb is true that describes what has happened to them: "A dog returns to its vomit," and "A pig that is washed goes back to wallow in the mud."

*** (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 [Romans 6:1-2 & Proverbs 28:13] when your Obedience is complete. [1John 1:5-to-10]

*** (Romans 8:15-16-17) For you have Not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father! [Daddy]
(Rom 8:16) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
(Rom 8:17) And if we are children, then we are heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; so that if we suffer with Him, we may also be glorified together.

“Whose your ‘Daddy’ – 101?”…Blog.

Perhaps this Thanksgiving 2013… that we All, [myself included]: take a realistic look… at our “Thanksgiving Attitude”…? One will Not grow spiritually, with a cold heart of “Un-Thankfulness”...! Only when our Focus is on “Him & His Holy Word”, can we easily… “Walk in the Spirit”…! Remember God has given us ‘Free Will!’ It is ONLY YOU… who can make those Choices for “Good or Evil”…! Which one will You… Make this “Thanksgiving 2013”…?

*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will NOT somehow be disqualified.

*** (Hebrews 3:12-to-19) Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
(Heb 3:13) But exhort one another daily, while it is called today, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
(Heb 3:14) For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,
(Heb 3:15) while it is said, "Today if you will hear His voice, harden Not your hearts, as in the provocation."
(Heb 3:16) For some, when they had heard, did provoke; however, Not all who came out of Egypt by Moses.
(Heb 3:17) But with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with those who had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
(Heb 3:18) And to whom did He swear that they should Not enter into His rest, but to those who did Not believe?
(Heb 3:19) So we see that they could Not enter in because of unbelief.

*** (Hebrews 9:14) how much more will the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God; cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we may serve the “Living God!”

*** (Rev 21:4) And God shall wipe away ALL tears from their eyes; and there shall be No more death, Neither sorrow, Nor crying, Neither shall there be any more pain: FOR the former things are passed away.

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