Friday, April 29, 2022

ROCK steady

 

Psalm 18:2

King James Version

2 The Lord is my rock, 

and my fortress, 

and my deliverer; 

my God, 

my strength, 

in whom I will trust; 

my buckler, 

and the horn of my salvation, 

and my high tower.


The true born again is rock steady.

For He relies on JESUS alone.

JESUS is the ROCK.

1 Corinthians 10:4

King James Version

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: 

for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: 

and that Rock was Christ.


We are not swayed by every wind of doctrine.

Ephesians 4:14

King James Version

14 That we henceforth be no more children, 

tossed to and fro, 

and carried about with every wind of doctrine, 

by the sleight of men, 

and cunning craftiness, 

whereby they lie in wait to deceive;


We are not interested in lies, perversion, and corruption.

1 Timothy 6:5

King James Version

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, 

and destitute of the truth, 

supposing that gain is godliness: 

from such withdraw thyself.


We only care to PLEASE GOD.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

King James Version

4 But as we were allowed of God 

to be put in trust with the gospel, 

even so we speak; 

not as pleasing men, 

but God, 

which trieth our hearts.


For the enemy lies in ambush.

1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:


Why would the true born again open himself to temptation?

We meditate upon the WORD of GOD, all the time.

Psalm 119:97-98

King James Version

97 O how love I thy law! 

it is my meditation all the day.

98 Thou through thy commandments 

hast made me wiser than mine enemies: 

for they are ever with me.


Our joy is in obeying the LAWS of GOD.

We love following JESUS.

We love listening to the SPIRIT of GOD.

We love living by SCRIPTURE.

We are FULLY-equipped in spiritual warfare.

Through GOD's GRACE, we are saved.

We are strong, through JESUS.

We put our faith in the LORD alone.

No one could pluck us out of the FATHER's hand.

JESUS told us so.

John 10:28-30

King James Version

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, 

which gave them me, 

is greater than all; 

and no man is able to pluck them 

out of my Father's hand.

30 I and my Father are one.


We live by FAITH alone.


Related material:

The CHIEF Corner Stone

JESUS as the FOUNDATION of Our Life, Home, and Work

The MOST SECURE FOUNDATION

FAITH

WORD of GOD

BORN AGAIN articles


Image source: Unsplash


Saturday, April 23, 2022

GETTING things RIGHT

 

Proverbs 21:1-2

King James Version

21 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, 

as the rivers of water: 

he turneth it whithersoever he will.

2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: 

but the Lord pondereth the hearts.


Tired of trying to make sense of things?

Who can you really trust?

What's the easiest way to know?

How does one get things right in this world?

Be governed by the LAWS of GOD, that's how.

The world will sway you this way, and that, but if you know the laws of GOD, you will not be at a loss.

You will know what to do.

You will know what to say.

You will know what to think.

You will know what to obey.

You will not be in error.

At least, in the EYES of GOD.

That's all that matters anyway.

You will be guided by SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE at all times.

The true born again has surrendered his will totally to GOD.

He believes in JESUS.

Unless you're born of water, and of the SPIRIT, you cannot possibly comprehend and accept the LAWS of GOD in Scripture.

SPIRIT makes things clear.

What could be more refreshing and empowering, than knowing GOD's WAYS and WILL?

You will be guided each moment.

Your delight is in obeying GOD.

Your work serves GOD alone.

And because it serves Him, your work is of great value to those GOD directs you to serve.

You see, JESUS said:

Luke 16:15

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


What do you think is acceptable to man?

There's greed, power, vanity, lust, disobedience, defiance -- things of the world.

Things of the enemy.

Such are not acceptable to GOD.

It's always been a choice between:

GOD and mammon.

JESUS and Satan.

Hot and cold.


There is no lukewarm.

You've got to make a choice.

Only through the SPIRIT of GOD, by being born again, by belonging to the LORD, can you make right choices.

Those right choices get you to heaven, to eternal life, to fellowship with CHRIST.

The LAWS of GOD are precise.

It is for our own good.

We must live by Scripture.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Related material:

The HOLY SPIRIT's GIFT

The ONLY THING that will REMAIN

FOLLOWING SPIRIT's INSTRUCTIONS

FINDING our WAY BACK to GOD

GOD's WAYS

GOD's WILL

WORD of GOD

BORN AGAIN articles

HOLINESS


Image source: Top Png


Thursday, March 17, 2022

WHAT to FOCUS on EACH day


JESUS said:

Matthew 6:34

King James Version

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: 

for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. 

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


How much control do we have over things happening in the world?

Nothing.

Zilch.

Only GOD has FULL control over EVERYTHING.

The sooner we accept that, the more peaceful we'll be.

The world's too crazy, to figure out.

If you're a control freak, the more you'll freak out.

The more obsessive-compulsive you are, the more you'll go nuts.

If you're a nervous person, you'll be a wreck.

Time to put things in perspective.

The world is out of control, for the enemy is at the helm

God allows it all, for there will be a harvest.

Pretty much the parable JESUS told us, about the good seed, and the tares.

The householder allowed both to grow together, even as an enemy had sown the tares among the good seed.

Matthew 13:30

King James Version

30 Let both grow together until the harvest

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.


Asked to explain the meaning of that parable, JESUS declares:

Matthew 13:37-43

King James Version

37 He answered and said unto them, 

He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; 

the good seed are the children of the kingdom; 

but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; 

the harvest is the end of the world; 

and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; 

so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, 

and they shall gather out of his kingdom 

all things that offend, 

and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: 

there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun 

in the kingdom of their Father. 

Who hath ears to hear, 

let him hear.


I trust in the WISDOM of the LORD.

Completely.

Thus, I don't really read the newspaper, or listen to the news.

I'd much rather listen to sermons, write my articles, and listen to the HOLY SPIRIT's prompts.

I'm not even on social media.

I've entrusted ALL my blogs and posts to the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD.

He's the ONE who teaches me EVERYTHING about Scripture.

I get ALL the TRUTH I need from the BIBLE.

The true born again trusts in JESUS alone.

We know that ANY moment GOD decides, TRUE believers would meet His Son up in the air, before real trouble starts.

So, what good are world domination plans when the LORD comes for His faithful?

What good is hoarding wealth, and power?

Rather, fear JESUS.

He holds the keys to heaven, and hell.

Matthew 10:28

King James Version

28 And fear not them which kill the body, 

but are not able to kill the soul: 

but rather fear him which is able to destroy 

both soul and body in hell.


I'm just an overgrown kid who loves JESUS with all my heart.

Here's one of my favorite verses -- a very powerful, and stabilizing one.

Gives me the focus I need each day:

Colossians 3:1-2

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.


Related material:

JESUS and Satan

BORN AGAIN articles

The RAPTURE


Image source: Unsplash


Saturday, December 25, 2021

The MINISTRY of JESUS

 


The WORDS of JESUS:

Luke 4:18-19

King James Version

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, 

because he hath anointed me 

to preach the gospel to the poor; 

he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, 

to preach deliverance to the captives, 

and recovering of sight to the blind, 

to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.


The SPIRIT of GOD anointed the LORD JESUS, for a DIVINE purpose.

In service to the forgotten people of God:

1. to preach the gospel to the poor

2. to heal the brokenhearted

3. to preach deliverance to the captives, and 

4. recovering of sight to the blind

5. to set at liberty them that are bruised,


Also:

Luke 5:32

King James Version

32 I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.


Matthew 15:24

King James Version

24 But he answered and said, 

I am not sent but unto the lost sheep 

of the house of Israel.


6. to call sinners to repentance.

7. unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


You can see the HEART of GOD in those verses.

How He loved all of us, sending His only begotten SON, so we may all be saved from sin.

How JESUS -- the sinless one -- took on ALL of our sins, by His blood, so we may all be saved.

But people continue to sin to this day, and remain ungrateful.

JESUS died on the cross, to destroy the devil.

Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


That is also the reason for all my blogs.

To reveal the TREASURES of the BIBLE.

We need to humble ourselves before GOD, and start BELIEVING in JESUS, who gave His all.

We have been greatly deceived by the devil, and only by the GRACE of GOD can we all be saved now.

Read the BIBLE, for it tells of GOD's TRUTH.

More than at any time -- for these are perilous times -- we need to know, ONLY THROUGH JESUS can we be SAVED.

Romans 3:23-24

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace 

through the redemption 

that is in Christ Jesus:


Romans 5:9

King James Version

9 Much more then, 

being now justified by his blood, 

we shall be saved from wrath 

through him.


Related material:

The Most Intriguing Words of Jesus For Me

The HEART and MINISTRY of JESUS CHRIST

The HEALING MINISTRY of JESUS

What JESUS ACCOMPLISHED for GOD

ETERNAL LIFE through JESUS CHRIST

JESUS and His MINISTRY of RECONCILIATION

LIGHT of the GENTILES

GOD's PROMISE for ISRAEL

The LORD's INVITATION

The GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST

The TRUE CHURCH of the LIVING CHRIST

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Jesus and the Holy Spirit of God

BORN AGAIN articles

JESUS the HEALER

The MESSIAH

JESUS material


(Image source: Zdravko Petkovski)


Sunday, November 7, 2021

JESUS gives us the STRENGTH we need

 

Philippians 4:13

King James Version

13 I can do all things through Christ 

which strengtheneth me.


The world may look like a dangerous place, but the LORD JESUS had already conquered death, and the devil, who had power over it.

Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


And in Jesus, we have everlasting life:

John 4:13-14

King James Version

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Whosoever drinketh of this water 

shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh 

of the water that I shall give him 

shall never thirst; 

but the water that I shall give him 

shall be in him a well of water 

springing up into everlasting life.


Sure, the world can be extremely confusing, and challenging, but the LORD JESUS had already conquered it.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


There is no need to fear those who intimidate us, for Jesus fights for us.

Deuteronomy 20:4

King James Version

4 For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, 

to fight for you against your enemies, 

to save you.


Jesus always intercedes in our behalf:

Hebrews 7:25

King James Version

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them 

to the uttermost 

that come unto God by him, 

seeing he ever liveth 

to make intercession for them.


We only need to believe in the greatness, and faithfulness, of the FATHER, and SON, for they are ONE.

John 10:28-30

King James Version

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them 

out of my hand.

29 My Father, 

which gave them me, 

is greater than all; 

and no man is able to pluck them 

out of my Father's hand.

30 I and my Father are one.


Thus, we must thank God, for giving us victory through Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:57

King James Version

57 But thanks be to God, 

which giveth us the victory 

through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Can we now see how precious, and loved, we are?

How strong we can become, through the power of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, if only we would believe in Him.

Despite our sinfulness?

And ingratitude?

Surely, we have no concept of how MUCH the LORD loves us, and fights for us!


(Image source: Vlad Chetan)


Why We MUST Love GOD's TRUTH Alone

 

Matthew 22:37-40

King James Version

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God 

with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.


It's all been prophesied.

What scoffers, and unbelievers, are to expect about the near future.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 

King James Version

11 And for this cause 

God shall send them strong delusion

that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned 

who believed not the truth, 

but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


What is GOD's TRUTH?

2 Thessalonians 2:13-15

King James Version

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, 

brethren beloved of the Lord, 

because God hath from the beginning 

chosen you to salvation 

through sanctification of the Spirit 

and belief of the truth:

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, 

to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, 

brethren, 

stand fast, 

and hold the traditions 

which ye have been taught, 

whether by word, 

or our epistle.


Why is BELIEVING the TRUTH urgent?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 

King James Version

2 Now we beseech you, 

brethren, 

by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, 

or be troubled, 

neither by spirit, 

nor by word, 

nor by letter as from us, 

as that the day of Christ is at hand.


What are we to expect in these times?

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 

King James Version

3 Let no man deceive you by any means

for that day shall not come, 

except there come a falling away first

and that man of sin be revealed, 

the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself 

above all that is called God, 

or that is worshipped; 

so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, 

shewing himself that he is God.


2 Thessalonians 2:6-9 

King James Version

6 And now ye know what withholdeth 

that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: 

only he who now letteth will let, 

until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed

whom the Lord shall consume 

with the spirit of his mouth, 

and shall destroy 

with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, 

whose coming is after the working of Satan 

with all power and signs and lying wonders,


The future for those who LOVE GOD and BELIEVE in JESUS:

2 Thessalonians 2:10 

King James Version

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; 

because they received not the love of the truth, 

that they might be saved.


There is not much time to dilly-dally.

Make a stand now.

Are you for, or against GOD?

By your choice, will your future be certain.

It's all been prophesied.


Related material:

The RAPTURE

The End of the World, SIMPLIFIED

A Note to Scoffers

AWARENESS of sin

REPENTANCE

WORD of GOD

SPIRIT of GOD


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

GOD's POWER

 


Romans 1:20

King James Version

20 For the invisible things of him 

from the creation of the world are clearly seen, 

being understood by the things that are made, 

even his eternal power and Godhead; 

so that they are without excuse:


Are you tired?

Lost?

Depleted?

Overwhelmed?

Searching for some real help?

JESUS -- the Word of God -- mercifully gives all the help we need, through the power of SCRIPTURE.

Holy Spirit led me early this morning to verses, which testify of the Lord's power.

You will find comfort in these verses:


God loves.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


God hears.

1 John 5:14

King James Version

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, 

that, 

if we ask any thing according to his will, 

he heareth us:


God guides.

Psalm 32:8

King James Version

8 I will instruct thee and teach thee 

in the way which thou shalt go: 

I will guide thee with mine eye.


God helps.

Isaiah 41:10

King James Version

10 Fear thou not; 

for I am with thee: 

be not dismayed; 

for I am thy God: 

I will strengthen thee; 

yea, I will help thee

yea, 

I will uphold thee 

with the right hand 

of my righteousness.


God heals.

Jeremiah 33:6

King James Version

6 Behold, 

I will bring it health and cure, 

and I will cure them

and will reveal unto them 

the abundance of peace 

and truth.


God creates.

Genesis 1:1

King James Version

1 In the beginning 

God created the heaven 

and the earth.


God destroys.

Matthew 10:28

King James Version

28 And fear not them which kill the body, 

but are not able to kill the soul: 

but rather fear him 

which is able to destroy 

both soul and body in hell.


God teaches.

2 Timothy 3:16

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:


God punishes.

Revelation 3:19

King James Version

19 As many as I love, 

I rebuke and chasten

be zealous therefore, 

and repent.


God commands.

John 15:10

King James Version

10 If ye keep my commandments, 

ye shall abide in my love

even as I have kept my Father's commandments, 

and abide in his love.


God fights.

Deuteronomy 3:22

King James Version

22 Ye shall not fear them: 

for the Lord your God 

he shall fight for you.


God confounds.

1 Corinthians 1:27

King James Version

27 But God hath chosen 

the foolish things of the world 

to confound the wise; 

and God hath chosen 

the weak things of the world 

to confound the things 

which are mighty;


God appoints.

Hebrews 1:1-2

King James Version

1 God, 

who at sundry times 

and in divers manners 

spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, 

whom he hath appointed heir of all things

by whom also he made the worlds;


God allows.

Job 1:12

King James Version

12 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Behold, 

all that he hath is in thy power; 

only upon himself put not forth thine hand

So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.


God saves.

Ephesians 2:8

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:


Related blog:

The MAGNIFICENCE and MAJESTY of GOD


ROCK steady

  Psalm 18:2 King James Version 2 The Lord is my rock,  and my fortress,  and my deliverer;  my God,  my strength,  in whom I will trust;  m...