Christian Life Page 5

  • JesusSaves - 5 months ago
    I am so thankful I found your website! I feel I was led to it by our Father. I read along with audio by James Earl Jones. Would love a website that explains the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse! Thank you. May God Bless you!
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.7:16-17 "That your joy may be full"

    In the last of the three chapters we are examining the doctrine of God as Jesus applied in his own life so we look our own lives under the true Light and it is like a candle we search our inner lives by the in-house tutor. (Pr.20:27). He assured us,"ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."( John 16:24). Joy is fruit of the Spirit. If this is the truth one need seriously examine wherefore joy is missing from abiding life. St Paul testified amidst all kinds of adversities and perils, "Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice."(Ph.4:4)

    Abiding life means we have let the risks and irksome minutiae of swimming against the currents into our Redeemer Lord and let our faith go along with His lead. He is our Good Shepherd. There is no split in our eye of faith and what our natural eyes behold. Where such a contrary worlds a believer creates we have the situation found in our key text. He has a public persona which is completely odd with his inner vision. He professes like a lamb but if let he is ready to shred whosoever stands in his way. "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." The proof is in their fruits, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."(7:16-20)

    There is no escaping from God the Father of lights who in giving his Son the redemption of our souls expect clarity in our purpose and walk. Do not expect one may indulge Jesus talk and fool all but God is not fooled by his crooked shadow.
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.7:9-11 "Ask"

    "Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?/ Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?/If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children,"

    Children of men ask their fathers than from a stranger. There is a bond stronger than words can carry and he is not let down. If so how much more shall our father in heaven give to us. His perfection covers the unjust as well as the just.(5:48). Abiding in Jesus we must learn to align with him to ask the perfect gifts. 'Let thy kingdom come' so we are taught by the Son. Instead asking what is beneath the holiness of our Lord Savior is demeaning. "Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not./Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." (Jas.4:3-4) Jesus said,"My kingdom is not of this world," if we ask for things to consume upon our lusts than bring glory to him we certainly ask amiss. When some wanted him to arbiter between division of their inheritance he refused to be a party. He was not there among them to judge their quarrels. So how do we interpret vv.1-2? "Judge not, that ye be not judged./ For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

    Abiding in the Son means to forbear till such time he shall in his glory separate the goats from the sheep so the glory covers not only us but his Father as well. "That God may be all in all".(1 Co.15:28). Trust in his Son's judgment is essential. "In thee is the fountain of life. In thy light we see the light. So we lay aside every selfish desire,('lusts') to seek his kingdom first. " But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." 'These things' refer to vv.30-31

    All those wars in the name of God, for example the crusades did not solve anything did they
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.7:5 "See Clearly"

    "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

    In the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant(18:21-30) we have the servant who apparently let a beam in his eye and it prevented him see the unsurpassable riches of mercy held out to his account in heaven. This ran to 'ten thousand talents' an enormous amount in terms of his salvation. By forgiving his past God showed mercy on one who was 'dead in trespasses and sins' and taken into service.In his refusal to keep his eye of faith ever fixed on his master he was persecuting a fellow servant who owed an hundred pence. He reduced the worth of his salvation to a paltry sum. He would not abide in his Son so saying 'once saved is saved enough' teaches us our own problem. The Power that raised his Son must be active so " but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."(Ro.12:2)

    The same hypocrisy in our personal conduct as ambassadors is what convulsing the activism of the Evangelicals.

    Nowhere in the Bible the Spirit tells of God's mercy as being expressed once. "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not./They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."(La.2:22-25) God breathed into us and made us living soul which also serves as a sign. In Trinity body of the Son serves as the soul of Zion, collective name of every soul redeemed by the perfect sacrifice. (Ps.50:5) "The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him." With abiding life we are learning to prove the perfect with into which without the grace of Jesus Christ is nul. ( John 15:5)

    "Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined." This perfection is what we have in terms of light.

    Now reexamine this verse, "if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."(v.23)
  • Karen s - 5 months ago
    How do I find the 1611 in the common peoples language, I believe that's 1616
  • Karen s - 5 months ago
    Why don't you have the apocrypha and Maccabees, etc. that was originally in 1611
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.7:6 "Pearls before swine"

    " Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."

    In the Scripture we have quite a few examples who rejected the word of God. Cain for example was the wicked on whom divine counsel was wasted; then we have King Saul and of King Ahab we read that, "But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up."(1 Ki.21:25) God fashioned all hearts alike,

    but how come some hearts simply reject the good seed sown in their hearts?" They have set their hearts like wayside so they want to indulge their flesh all day long without cultivating their own native soil. King Ahab was doubly handicapped with a woman who stirred his heart into all sort of cockamamie ventures to think over the good counsel from God. The Parable of the Sower shows what his heart was alike,"When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side."(13:19)

    God set Prophet Ezekiel as a watchman over the exiled nation and warn them. "For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God./...And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious."(Ez.2:4-6) God is impartial towards the just and the unjust. God counsels them the word of God.

    Those whose eye is single "thy whole body shall be full of light./ But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"(6:22-23) they also conduct themselves as dogs and swine. "Beware of dogs,"St Paul warns of the evil workers, activism that cause controversies.(Ph.3:2)
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.7:1-5 "Judge ye not"

    There is only one constitution, the Law which is the Word. He is forever settled in the heaven because of which when God sent his Son he sent him as the Word become flesh. Even so his obedience to his Father's mandate dictated fulfilling all righteousness. "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."(5:17) His advent was declared by the prophets so the word of God and in the last days spoken by the Son. So Law is sent forth as the spoken Word, the logos aspect of it we read in John 1:1.The Word was God.

    Law (the Word) was also the voice of the Lord. It was how God validated the ministry of his Son when he stepped out of the water. "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."(3:17). His baptism by water was for his humanity, and he told John,"for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness."(3:15) He came to fulfill the Law and not destroy it. "There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?"(Jas.4:12)

    "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness."(6:23) Over the Bathsheba affair Nathan the prophet convicted David of his sin with his 'reverse' parable. David the king on hearing was furious. He was anointed of the Lord and as a judge he was sure, "As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die.And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity." "And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man."(2 Sa.12:5-7). The man after the Lord's own heart sinned and he could not have understood the enormity of his guilt,'because his whole body was full of darkness'. Nathan's parable presented truth before the king. David with sin in his heart was no judge.When presented as a parable objectively the error was so plain! So is everyman without Christ abiding in him. If his eye of faith is evil there was no truth in him to judge another .
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.6 "Conclusion"

    We have in Ch.5 Doctrine of God as stated, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect,"(v.48) and Jesus turns it around so Ch.6 is to be understood as doctrine coming from him. In Ch.5 he speaks of his Father as the Father of lights. So by sending his Son to the world the inference that he was the light of the world. So the question is how man may glorify God." Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

    In Ch.6 he taught the Lord's Prayer where the Amen said at the end placed it where the man prayed to his Father in heaven in accordance with the Will of the Father and the Son stood as an intercessor. Doctrine of Christ is the Will of the Father and the prayer is doable in his Son. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof but In his Son all things pertaining to life and godliness have already been provided for. That is his credo.

    "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"(6:23) Jesus as the true Light serves as a bridge for the next chapter. It explains how we are to conduct abiding in Christ. "For with thee is the fountain of life: In thy light shall we see light."(Ps.36:9). It is the light with which we may serve one another. "Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?/Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." We are not to destroy our weak brethren with such hypocrisy but build up one another. 'In thy light' is the spirit of humility.

    Recap: Ch.5 Doctrine of God Ch.6: Doctrine of Christ as doable. Ch.7 Jesus as light (the life), the Way (7:13-14) and the Truth,("for it was founded upon a rock."-7:25-'The Spiritual Rock was Christ')
  • Hadassah - 5 months ago
    Zechariah 2:6

    "Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: "

    In these last days, we see satan copy the LORD. The above verse calls into question the tradition of Santa Claus. Did you know that early Christian's in America refused the idea of Santa Claus? It offended them.

    Jesus said to be watchful of deception in the last days. We must ask if Santa is a deception? . How can santa be omniscient and all knowing? That is the realm of God. There is more to this santa than meets the eye. Research its occultism roots for yourself.

    Are we being deceived?

    I tried to post this earlier and the moderators blocked it. I am not sure why? I read the comment guidelines. This is a basic and legitimate concern. I am going to try a second time to post a warning about this deception. It's time for all Christians to question everything.
  • Oseas - 5 months ago
    Now, even now, from now on, in this current millennium, the seventh and last millennium, or seventh and last Day, the four horsemen already are free to carry out their respective movements on Earth according to Apocalypse 6:1-8.

    Get ready

    Meanwhile, on the other hand, the souls of them that were slain for the Word of GOD, and for the testimony which they held in the last two millenia, remain under the altar of GOD. This is the picture of GOD's people in this beginning of the last millennium, revealed through the FIFTH seal.

    And they want to know how long doesn't the holy and true Lord Judge and avenge their blood on them that dwell on the earth? Actually, these must rest yet for a little season until their fellowservants also and brethren be killed as they were too.

    Paul Apostle wrote: 2 Thes.1:7-10 -

    7 To you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

    8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not GOS, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power;

    10 When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

    That said, now, even now, from now on, the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And shall say to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the WRATH of the Lamb: For the great Day of His WRATH is come (the LORD's Day, the seventh and last Day or seventh millennium, simultaneously with the last week, week 70th Daniel 9:27), and who shall be able to stand?

    Get ready
  • Oseas - 5 months ago
    Revelation 13:1-And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a (MAN) Beast rise up out of the sea,having 7 heads and 10 horns,and upon his horns ten crowns,and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

    Upon the SAND of the SEA?

    Remember,John was one among the countless Jewish citzen(i.e. the sand of the sea,according to the Word of GOD- Isaiah 10:22:"For though thy people Israel be as the SAND of the SEA,yet a REMNANT of THEM shall return:the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness")

    And how to interpret"SEA" in Rev.13:1?

    Now,JESUS revealed that "The waters which thou sawest,where the whore sitteth,are peoples,and multitudes,and nations,and tongues".

    INTERPRETING:

    "and I saw a(MAN)Beast rise up out of the sea",

    therefore,the MAN Beast is a Gentile Beast.

    "HAVING 7 HEADS"

    7 heads are 7 mountains,on which the woman-the Whore-sitteth.(the Whore rides upon the MAN Beast of sea,the Gentile Beast, in fact she rides upon the Papacy,millennial Popes;the 7 heads(mountains)are Europe,Asia,Africa,Oceania(Australia),North America,Central America,and South America,where the Whore sits or she is established as a whole.

    "AND 10 HORNS"

    10 horns is linked to the red Dragon- Revelation 12:3&9 combined with Re.13:11-14-,but how?First,one of the 7 heads of the Gentile MAN Beast will be wounded to death,but his deadly wound shall be healed.How?The red dragon shall give him his Power,and his Seat,and great Authority.The Gentile MAN Beast of sea will sit in the Throne of the Beast of the earth,the false messiah,in the holy city,in JERUSALEM,i.e.the Throne of the MAN Beast of the earth(Israel,as an isle in the sea).By the way,this is the most dream of the Pope,it will happen in the first half of the last week that will begin soon

    AND UPON HIS HORNS 10 CROWNS

    Symbol of the 10 tribes of Israel by which the MAN Beast of sea will be enthroned in the Holy City-Israel- Revelation 11:2 combined 13:4-9

    UPON HIS 7 HEADS A NAME OF BLASPHEMY

    Will be name of last Pope?

    Getready
  • Oseas - 5 months ago
    Get ready

    According to GOD's Word,what needs to happen first?Exactly what is written in Revelation 18:1-5,i.e. the Judgment of the Great Whore.

    1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven,having great power;and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried(will cry)mightily with a strong voice,saying,Babylon the great is fallen,is fallen, ...

    Then, just after the fall of Babylon as above quoted, the marriage of the Lamb will be celebrated, yes, the marriage of the Lamb comes and the wife of the Lamb makes herself ready, yeah, the Bride makes herself ready for this wonderful event, Hallelujah! And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

    Revelation 19:1-10

    1 And AFTER these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and Glory, and Honour, and Power, unto the Lord our GOD:

    2 For true and righteous are His Judgments: for He hath Judged the Great Whore(AS ABOVE DESCRIBED), which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.

    3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

    4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped GOD that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. ( Revelation 11:15-18 also describe this celestial Event)

    5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our GOD, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.

    6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord GOD Omnipotent reigneth.

    7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.

    8And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen,clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

    Get ready
  • Oseas - 5 months ago
    And now?

    Well, now will be established the 3rd heaven in this WORLD, i.e. the 3rd celestial environment where John Apostle was caught up as a guest- Revelation 4:1- and Paul Apostle was caught up in vision, and through revelations of the Lord he heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 2 Corinthians 12:2-3

    Again Luke 20:35-36: They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain(to reach) that WORLD(i.e. the 3rd HEAVEN to be established here in the Earth- Matthew 5:5 combined with Revelation 5:v.10 among others references), and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are EQUAL unto the angels; and are the children of GOD(John1:v.12), being the children of the resurrection. And 1Cor. 15:22 reveals: For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

    Therefore, in this new millennium, there will be another NATURE, i.e. the NATURE of all things will be changed here in this Earth which was CURSED by GOD because of man, so instead of the CURSE, the blessing. This will be LITERALLY fulfilled from now on. Remember: The Word is GOD, the Word is self-executing according was preestablished and revealed by the Word of GOD.

    Philippians 3:20-21 - 20 Our conversation is in heaven(current 2nd heaven, understand?); FROM WHENCE also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

    21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body( 1 Corinthians 15:51-55.Take a look.)-, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (the nature will be changed)

    1 Cor.15:24-27

    24 The END cometh when He shall have delivered up the Kingdom to GOD, even the Father; when He shall have PUT DOWN ALL RULE and ALL AUTHORITY and power( Revelation 11:15-18. Take a look)

    25 For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet.

    26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

    Get ready
  • S Spencer - 5 months ago
    Pt 1

    There are terms in the Bible such as twice dead and Second death. " Jude 1:12, Revelation 2:11, Revelation 20:14 and Revelation 21:8.

    Paul says in Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

    Which death did he die? The 1st or the 2nd?

    An unbeliever is ALREADY dead! Yet he is still continuous.

    ( 1 Timothy 5:6.) This is a very common NT idiom. The word (noun) for "dead" is "nekros" and is used of physical death (obviously) but also spiritual death to describe an unsaved person who is physically alive but spiritually dead. Here are some examples:

    Matt 8:22 - But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

    Eph 2:1 - As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,

    Eph 2:5 - made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.

    Eph 5:14 - This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

    Col 2:13 - When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins.

    Eternal Salvation is life! It is separation from this Body/Tabernacle of death.

    In Romans 6:3 we see the sacrificial Lamb at work.

    In Romans 6:4-5 we see the NEW BIRTH and the first fruit of the Resurrection. This is the 1st Resurrection.

    You are either dead right now or you have life right now!

    Those who have life has already died once and has been born again, never to die again.

    "Eternal life speaks of "spiritual life and death".

    That's the only death a believer has. "He's already been born again"

    Those who are dead is already spiritual dead and their bodies will soon die, and they will remain spiritual dead throughout eternity.

    The bible doesn't say anything about being unconscious after the body dies. It has lots of scripture describing conscious.

    If the grave is Hell, the Bible never says anything about the saved going there.

    See Pt 2
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.6:31-34 "Providence"

    "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

    Blessedness of seeking righteousness we have in 5:6 "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."

    In v.31 Jesus addresses the crowd,'O ye of little faith" Provident God shows His glory in lifeforms lowly as they are but most efficient in their working how much more He would have invested in Man? He who did not spare him for our blessedness shall He not gives such prosaic things needful for each day? The birds of the air know it was as wild beasts do. "if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you."

    The Gentiles spend their time with questions with regards to their creature comforts. "What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?" (v.31). Daily they would like in the myth of Sisyphus, rolling all their energy to the single peak of their desires, their belly. Once satisfied come next day they are at it again? Tyranny of the trifle robbing man of the most blessed Fellowship and it is what Satan does:all these toil and moil is for the flesh which the Bible says profits nothing. "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."( John 6:63).

    "That whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?"(15:17)

    God made all provision for our eternal salvation. Righteousness of God has sent his word, (Is.55:11) set up the House with seven pillars (Pr.9:1-5) and allso prepared the table. "She(Wisdom) hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. ". She has set out a call, "Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled."

    Faith is the key for any given day. "Give us this day our daily bread" we pray and if we are of little faith what does the Lord's Prayer amount to?
  • Oseas - 5 months ago
    Daniel prophesied,

    Daniel 12:1 - And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

    and JESUS CONFIRMED: Matthew 24:15 & 21-23

    15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

    21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

    22 And EXCEPT those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the ELECT's sake those days shall be shortened.

    Revelation 12:7-12

    7 And there was WAR in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon(the red Dragon); and the dragon fought and his angels(his messengers),

    8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

    9 And the great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, NOW is come salvation, and strength, and the KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our GOD day and night.

    11 And they overcame him by the BLOOD of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony(Word of GOD); and they loved not their lives unto the death.

    12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them( Ephesians 1:3). Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

    Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8 combined with 1Timothy 4:1-2.
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.6 25-33 "Solomon in all his glory"

    "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?/ And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:/And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."(vv.27-29)

    Wisdom of Solomon and lilies of the field have one common thread. These have arisen from the Wisdom principle of divine Will.God blessed man and his world alike so their growth follow a cycle from seed to its death. so does man. His breath however made man a living soul and consequently freedom of choice undid much of glory that God had shed on him. "Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."(Ep.5:17). Proof of it is in the ships that he assembled at Ezion Geber. and it was a waste of effort in the end and Jehoshaphat .(1 Ki.22:48;1 Ki.9:26-28)Solomon further elevated Jeroboam who proved an enemy to his own son and caused split in the kingdom of Israel. (1 Ki.12:19) "unto this day" sets the split in direct frame of reference to Jesus Christ who of God has become wisdom to us. Eye of faith in He.12:1-2 instructs us why the glory of Solomon did not excel. His heart departed from God.

    Lilies in the field shall not be guilty of such a failure.

    Instead they instruct man perennial objective lesson as to the glory of God, as the discourse of Jesus teaches us.
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.6:22-23 "If thine eyes be" (2 of 2)

    In the Epistle to the Hebrews the writer exhorts us how we should run the race,"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,/Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;"(He.12:1-2)

    Law of sin derives muscle from the spirit of times. For instance human migrations have always occurred on the heels of climate crisis drought pestilence which owe to the fall of man. Flesh for that reason for instant gratification. "Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die./Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners." Such ideals are from law of sin that puts a gloss over faith and evil conduct, to justify human condition. "Make hay while the sun shines for instance tells of opportunities do not come by wishing. It is what tripped Gehazi, "But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him." Here was a messenger and a servant of long standing. Once he ran after Naaman he proved the truth of v.24. "No man 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. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

    "Behold my master spared Naaman" his judgement could have only occurred after comparing the divine healing and reducing it into dollars and cents. It is thus these shrewd TV preachers would have sat with their accountants before they let the cameras roll on their spiel. The eye of faith is no longer on their calling but their natural eye has already drawn up their profits. Be not deceived law of sin works with curse of disobedience while the Law of the Spirit works with grace. "Therefore I say unto you,"(v.25
  • Momsage - 5 months ago
    I'd like to apologize to everyone for my misunderstanding of how to use this discussion site. I honestly don't know where the rules for using this site are, although I'm sure they are available. I understand now why the discussions are only allowed 2000 characters. It is important for everyone to be able to have a chance to send comments. I do want to say if anyone has felt like I have copied someone else's material without notation of who they are I, again, apologize. If I did do that it was an accident. My comments are my own. Anyway, I will be diligent to only make comments that are to the point and not overly long. Everyone have a blessed day or night depending. :)
  • RicoUS - 5 months ago
    Asking for strong protection and breakthrough for us and all in need.
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.6:22-23 "If thine eye be" (1 of 2)

    "The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light./ But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"

    The single eye here is the eye of faith. "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven"( John 17:1). The Spirit is laying emphasis on the eye of faith, which we see in the life of Elijah who laid the condition for Elisha to receive a double portion of his Spirit. "And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me./And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so." (2 Ki.8:9-10) The double portion included that of the Son and of the prophet. The first one ties up the eye of faith to the Father as a double for the Son. It is thus the Spirit has set forth the redoubtable prophet as a stand-in. The same principle we have in the brazen serpent set up on the pole in the wilderness. "And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived."(Nu.21:9) The Spirit uses 'behold' in a special sense and here in past tense we see the eye of faith connecting man with the Son, albeit a symbol but determined in the divine Will as with the slain Lamb before the foundation of the world.

    " Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,"(1:23). Eye of faith of Mary believed and also the word of God. "And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. "( Luke 1:38)

    Peter healed a cripple and he first made sure he had his eye of faith open.And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us./And he gave heed unto them, "(Ac.3:4-7)
  • Adam - 5 months ago
    Wishing everyone here a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

    Psalms 107:1 - O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.6:16-18 "Fasting"

    There is a proper way to fast in which your soul is like a child brought before Jesus for a blessing. Jesus took exception to the disciples by saying, "And forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." (19:14). For the guardians they sought blessing from the hands of Jesus, with regards to their wards. We fast when we seek ways to render our souls on their onward progress.They are to appear one day before God whose breath set them going. Their well being is our concern and not of others.So fasting is renewing our resolve to seek a closer walk with God. "anoint thine head, and wash thy face;/That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret."

    The wrong way is to make one noticed with such woe-begone expression. "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast."

    In Is.1-6 "Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?" Fasting can be a sign of certain disruption occurring if the person neglects his inward life in the Spirit. The Pharisee in the Parable prayed," I fast twice in the week,"(14:12) With so much of smug self-satisfaction on a self-destruct mode what nonsense to claim his feat where his remedy lay in a fast and prayer regimen seven times a week? Transgression of the house of Jacob required to break their stony heart and correct their evil.

    "Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?/Then shall thy light break forth ; ....the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward."(58:7-8)

    Fasting for the hypocrites,"Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."(v.16)
  • Bennymkje - 5 months ago
    Matt.6:19-21 "Treasures in heaven"

    "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,"

    The worlds framed by the word have two aspects.(He.11:3) Unseen and the earth made to appear. Eternal will of God, Cause is mirrored by the earth (seen) the Effect are sanctified by faith, which is one. Here we have a couple of verses, "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;/One Lord, one faith, one baptism,/One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. "(Ep.4:4-6) Because of it we treat these worlds as one serving as a synonym for the Father Son relationship. It is validated by this verse,"One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever." The Preacher is talking about the changeable earth where generations of man keeps shifting one after the other as a weaver's shuttle, the earth abides 'forever'. The Spirit tags this phrase 'forever' to indicate the Son. It is thus inheritance of saints in light is called new earth.(Re.21:1;Ec.1:4). This eternal inheritance as co-heirs with the Son is called treasures in heaven. "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,"(Ep.1:18)

    The eye of faith is not subject to ageing as the case of a natural world is, where appetites decline and senses become dull as in the case of Barzillai the Gileadite. St Paul writing to the church of Ephesus is referring to treasures laid up in heaven. All other treasures are seen so it is temporal."treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal." "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Co.4:18)

    "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
  • Shanon - 5 months ago
    God will bless you
  • GiGi - 5 months ago
    Dear Richard Priday,

    I was wondering if you would like to post on the Mercy of God. If so let me know and I will move on to the letter "N".
  • GiGi - 5 months ago
    The MYSTERY of God is often termed as His Transcendence. There are things concerning Him in His Being and Essential nature that we will never be able to learn, know, comprehend, or experience.

    Yet, with all this MYSTERY, God has provided us with all we need in the life of his Son, in the Scriptures, and in the workings of the world to know He exists and is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

    How Great is our God!
  • GiGi - 5 months ago
    To continue.

    There is the mystery of how one sin by Adam (not by Eve) could be the cause of all persons born from the seed of Adam (everyone, except Jesus) could possess a sinful nature without even sinning (from conception).

    There is the mystery of how God makes a fertilized egg a living person with a physical nature, soul nature, and spiritual nature.

    There is the mystery of how God everything that God does or allows brings Him glory.

    There is the mystery of the plan of salvation willed before creation.

    There is the mystery of how Jesus could be slain from before the foundation of the world.

    There is the mystery of how God can indwell believers by the Spirit and if the Spirit is in us, then the Father and the Son indwell us also.

    There is the mystery of how synapses in our mind create abstract thoughts, will, and choice.

    There is the mystery of how it was that the universe first began with time, space, and physical laws such as gravity, wavelengths, magnetism, etc.

    There is the mystery of how God can be everywhere at once and also in one place specifically such as upon the ark of the covenant or in the pillar of cloud and fire.

    There is the mystery of how God can know everything past, present and future without using time to learn it.

    There is the mystery of His sovereign power that is indominable.

    There is the mystery of how God cannot change in any way, yet can act in time and space and become a human person.

    There is the mystery of how God is not made of parts or components and His substance cannot be divided up into portions.

    (divine simplicity)

    There is the mystery of how God can be a Person and be life itself, self-existing as the God who IS, without drawing life from outside of Himself.

    There is the mystery of how God is completely self-sufficient and self-satisfying. He needs nothing outside of Himself to be complete, to depend on to meet any need, any passion or emotion outside of Himself that He must receive from outside of Himself.
  • GiGi - 5 months ago
    Getting back to my study on Who God is. I would like to follow up Majestic with:

    MYSTERY

    There is much mystery in God from our viewpoint. Within the Godhead, all is known about His whole being. Nothing is hidden from Him nor is He able to not know/understand all that He is.

    But to us, there is more of Him that is a mystery to us than that which we know and understand of Him.

    In Job 38-40,out God bring before Job a plethora of things that God knows and does that man does not have any idea about.

    There is the mystery of the inner relationship and union of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

    There is the mystery of how God can be three distinct persons but only One God.

    There is the mystery of how He created all things ex nihilo (out of no substances) aside from His word spoken and will performed.

    There is the mystery of His existence outside of the universe, time, space, and anything else but Himself. There is the mystery of what He is truly like as a Purely Spiritual Being.

    There is the mystery of why He allowed for sin to enter His creation when he could have done it another way.

    There is the mystery of His perfection that we cannot ever have.

    There is the mystery of His infinitude that we cannot ever be. We have bounds and limits.

    There is the mystery of why He must punish sin forever.

    There is the mystery of how Jesus could take on a human nature and still be fully God, not in any way diminished. No other being can be come something it is not created to be. No man can become God. But God could become man.

    There is mystery about how Jesus' one sacrifice is infinitely worthy and over abundantly sufficient to take away all the sin of the world.

    There is the mystery of how He, being God, could take sin upon Himself to be cursed before God and take all of the wrath of the God upon Himself for sin and be able t bear it.

    There is the mystery of how the Jesus was able to raise Himself from the dead.

    There is the mystery of how that Holy Spirit regenerates.


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