Wednesday, September 21, 2022

PERILOUS times


 Proverbs 25:28

King James Version

28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit 

is like a city that is broken down, 

and without walls.


Are we living in perilous times?

Are these the last days?

Surely, you've noticed.

Nothing seems to make sense.

People refuse to believe in GOD.

They don't want to believe in JESUS.

They have no idea who the HOLY SPIRIT is.

There are many false prophets and antichrists.

There are wars, and threat of wars.

There are shortages here, and there.

There are confusing agendas.

Economic knowledge is reserved for the elite.

But a born again knows what GOD has planned.

ANY moment could be the last day.

That's why we take great care we live by GOD's will.

We live by the Bible, and know what things are about.

SPIRIT, and SCRIPTURE, tell us all we need to know:

Joel 2:28-32

King James Version

28 And it shall come to pass afterward, 

that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; 

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, 

your old men shall dream dreams, 

your young men shall see visions:

29 And also upon the servants 

and upon the handmaids in those days 

will I pour out my spirit.

30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, 

blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, 

and the moon into blood, 

before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.

32 And it shall come to pass, 

that whosoever shall call 

on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: 

for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem 

shall be deliverance, 

as the Lord hath said, 

and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.


Matthew 24:37-39

King James Version

37 But as the days of Noah were, 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood 

they were eating and drinking, 

marrying and giving in marriage, 

until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, 

and took them all away; 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


Luke 21:11

King James Version

11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, 

and famines, and pestilences; 

and fearful sights and great signs shall there be 

from heaven.


Romans 11:25

King James Version

25 For I would not, brethren, 

that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, 

lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; 

that blindness in part is happened to Israel, 

until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.


2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, 

that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, 

trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, 

despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: 

from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, 

and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.


2 Timothy 3:13

King James Version

13 But evil men and seducers 

shall wax worse and worse, 

deceiving, 

and being deceived.


What to do, that we may be with JESUS during the Rapture?

JESUS tells us:

Matthew 18:3

King James Version

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


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.


Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


John 3:3

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.


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.


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Monday, August 29, 2022

DEEP abiding FAITH

 

JESUS said:

Matthew 24:35

King James Version

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, 

but my words shall not pass away.


Why do I have so much faith in JESUS?

Here are THREE basic reasons:


Reason 1

If you focus on the world, you'll go crazy.

For it has selective information.

The elite choose what to tell you.

The poor are mere fodder for their schemes.


If you focus on JESUS, you'll find comfort.

For He has already overcome the world.

GOD gives both Jew, and Gentile, a fair chance at salvation.

GOD loves us all.


Reason 2

The prince of the power of the air wants to destroy us.

Ephesians 2:2-3

King James Version

2 Wherein in time past ye walked 

according to the course of this world, 

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children of disobedience:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation 

in times past in the lusts of our flesh, 

fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; 

and were by nature the children of wrath, 

even as others.


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:


JESUS, the Prince of Peace, came to save the lost.

Mark 10:45

King James Version

45 For even the Son of man came 

not to be ministered unto, 

but to minister, 

and to give his life a ransom for many.


Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come 

to seek and to save that which was lost.


1 John 2:2

King James Version

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: 

and not for ours only, 

but also for the sins of the whole world.


Reason 3

The enemy accuses us before GOD all the time.

Revelation 12:10

King James Version

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.


JESUS intercedes for us all the time.

1 Timothy 2:5-6

King James Version

5 For there is one God, 

and one mediator between God and men, 

the man Christ Jesus;

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, 

to be testified in due time.


Those are but THREE comparisons.

Which makes decision-making, a no-brainer.

What's stopping you, from believing in JESUS?

What's stopping you, from being born again?

Who caused you to doubt GOD's love?

CALL for help, and the LORD will be there!

Psalm 50:15

King James Version

15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: 

I will deliver thee, 

and thou shalt glorify me.


This verse, I can vouch for:

Isaiah 65:24

King James Version

24 And it shall come to pass, 

that before they call, 

I will answer; 

and while they are yet speaking, 

I will hear.


It's time to fall away from sin, and seek JESUS.

For it's all preparation now.

The time is "at hand".


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Saturday, August 13, 2022

TRIBULATION in the world

 


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.


If the world doesn't make sense right now, it's not surprising.

JESUS already prophesied about it.

He knew what His disciples would go through.

But, He left us the HOLY SPIRIT, to teach, and comfort, us.

What did JESUS mean, when He said "in the world ye shall have tribulation"?

What is "tribulation"?

Let's have a look at the Bible versions:


John 16:33

Amplified Bible

33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]


John 16:33

Christian Standard Bible

33 I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”


John 16:33

Common English Bible

33 I’ve said these things to you so that you will have peace in me. In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.”


John 16:33

Complete Jewish Bible

33 “I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris. But be brave! I have conquered the world!”


John 16:33

Contemporary English Version

33 I have told you this, so that you might have peace in your hearts because of me. While you are in the world, you will have to suffer. But cheer up! I have defeated the world.


John 16:33

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

Take Courage, I Have Overcome The World

33 “I have spoken these things to you in order that you may have peace in Me. You have affliction in the world, but take-courage— I have overcome the world”.


John 16:33

Easy-to-Read Version

33 “I have told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”


John 16:33

Evangelical Heritage Version

33 I have told you these things, so that you may have peace in me. In this world you are going to have trouble. But be courageous! I have overcome the world.”


John 16:33

Expanded Bible

33 “I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have ·trouble [persecution; suffering], but ·be brave [take courage/heart]! I have ·defeated [victory over; conquered; overcome] the world.”


John 16:33

Good News Translation

33 I have told you this so that you will have peace by being united to me. The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”


John 16:33

International Children’s Bible

33 “I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have trouble. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”


John 16:33

J.B. Phillips New Testament

I have told you all this so that you may find your peace in me. You will find trouble in the world—but, never lose heart, I have conquered the world!”


John 16:33

Living Bible

33 I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”


John 16:33

The Message

I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”


John 16:33

Names of God Bible

33 I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”


John 16:33

New Catholic Bible

33 “I have told you this

so that in me you may be in peace.

In the world

you will endure suffering.

But take courage!

I have overcome the world.”


John 16:33

New Life Version

33 I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world!”


John 16:33

New Living Translation

33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”


John 16:33

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

33 I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!’


John 16:33

New Testament for Everyone

33 I’ve said these things to you so that you can have peace in me. You’ll have trouble in the world. But cheer up! I have defeated the world!’


Yochanan 16:33

Orthodox Jewish Bible

33 These things I have spoken to you that in me you may have shalom. In the Olam Hazeh you have tribulation; but have lev same’ach. I have conquered the Olam Hazeh.


John 16:33

The Voice

33 I have told you these things so that you will be whole and at peace. In this world, you will be plagued with times of trouble, but you need not fear; I have triumphed over this corrupt world order.


John 16:33

Worldwide English (New Testament)

33 I have told you these things so that you may have peace. I give you peace. The world will trouble you much. But be glad. I have power over the world.'


John 16:33

Wycliffe Bible

33 These things I have spoken to you, that ye have peace in me; in the world ye shall have dis-ease [in the world ye shall have pressing, or overlaying], but trust ye, I have overcome the world.


In SUMMARY, "tribulation" means:

tribulation and distress and suffering

suffering

distress

tsuris

you will have to suffer

affliction

you will have troubles

you are going to have trouble

trouble [persecution; suffering

The world will make you suffer

you will have trouble

You will find trouble in the world

you will have many trials and sorrows

you will continue to experience difficulties

you’ll have trouble

you will endure suffering

you will have much trouble

you will have many trials and sorrows

you face persecution

You’ll have trouble in the world.

you will be plagued with times of trouble

The world will trouble you much.

ye shall have dis-ease [in the world ye shall have pressing, or overlaying]


But let's not forget TWO other parts of the equation:

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.


1. We have PEACE, through JESUS.

2. He has OVERCOME the world.


JESUS also said:

Luke 9:23

King James Version

23 And he said to them all, 

If any man will come after me, 

let him deny himself, 

and take up his cross daily, 

and follow me.


That's what the born agains must do.

Expect tribulation.

Endure tribulation.

For this world, is not of GOD.

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.


What believers have, is the promise of ETERNAL LIFE.

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.


1 John 5:20

King James Version

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, 

and hath given us an understanding, 

that we may know him that is true, 

and we are in him that is true, 

even in his Son Jesus Christ. 

This is the true God, 

and eternal life.


Know Who to align yourself with.


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Monday, June 27, 2022

Anathema MARANATHA

 

1 Corinthians 16:22

King James Version

22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, 

let him be Anathema Maranatha.


That verse called to me today.

But I had to make sure.

What did "Anathema Maranatha" mean?

I turned to SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE, that I may understand.

Here are the Bible versions:


1 Corinthians 16:22

Amplified Bible

22 If anyone does not love the Lord [does not obey and respect and believe in Jesus Christ and His message], he is to be accursed. Maranatha (O our Lord, come)!


1 Corinthians 16:22

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

22 If anyone does not love the Lord [does not have a friendly affection for Him and is not kindly disposed toward Him], he shall be accursed! Our Lord will come! (Maranatha!)


1 Corinthians 16:22

Christian Standard Bible

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Our Lord, come![


1 Corinthians 16:22

Common English Bible

22 A curse on anyone who doesn’t love the Lord. Come, Lord


1 Corinthians 16:22

Complete Jewish Bible

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse on him! Marana, ta!

[Our Lord, come!]


1 Corinthians 16:22

Contemporary English Version

22 I pray that God will put a curse on everyone who doesn't love the Lord. And may the Lord come soon.


1 Corinthians 16:22

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

22 if anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Marana tha.


1 Corinthians 16:22

Easy-to-Read Version

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be separated from God—lost forever!

Come, O Lord!


1 Corinthians 16:22

Evangelical Heritage Version

22 If anyone does not love the Lord—let him be under a curse![a] Marana tha!


1 Corinthians 16:22

English Standard Version

22 If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!


1 Corinthians 16:22

Expanded Bible

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be ·separated from God—lost forever [L anathema]!

Come, O Lord [L Maranatha; C Aramaic phrase meaning either “Our Lord, Come!” or “Our Lord has come”]!


1 Corinthians 16:22

1599 Geneva Bible

22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be had in execration [a]maran-atha.


1 Corinthians 16:22

Good News Translation

22 Whoever does not love the Lord—a curse on him!

Marana tha—Our Lord, come!


 Corinthians 16:22

Holman Christian Standard Bible

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Marana tha that is, Lord, come!


1 Corinthians 16:22

International Children’s Bible

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, then let him be separated from God—lost forever!

Come, O Lord!


1 Corinthians 16:22

J.B. Phillips New Testament

21-22 Here is my own greeting, written by me, Paul. If any man does not love the Lord, let him be accursed; may the Lord soon come!


1 Corinthians 16:22

Living Bible

22 if anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed. Lord Jesus, come!


1 Corinthians 16:22

The Message

22 If anyone won’t love the Master, throw him out. Make room for the Master!


1 Corinthians 16:22

Modern English Version

22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, O Lord!


1 Corinthians 16:22

New Catholic Bible

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed.[a] O Lord, come!


1 Corinthians 16:22

New International Reader's Version

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let a curse be on that person! Come, Lord!


1 Corinthians 16:22

New International Version

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed! Come, Lord


1 Corinthians 16:22

New Life Version

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be kept from being with Christ. The Lord is coming soon!


1 Corinthians 16:22

New Living Translation

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed. Our Lord, come!


1 Corinthians 16:22

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

22 Let anyone be accursed who has no love for the Lord. Our Lord, come!


1 Corinthians 16:22

New Testament for Everyone

22 If anyone doesn’t love the Lord, let them be accursed! Come, Lord, come!


Kehillah in Corinth I 16:22

Orthodox Jewish Bible

22 If anyone does not have ahavah (love) for HaAdon, Alav ki Cherem hu ("a curse of the ban of destruction is on him") [12:3]. Marana (our L-rd), tha (come).


1 Corinthians 16:22

Worldwide English (New Testament)

22 Anyone who does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, should be cut off from God. Come soon, Lord!


1 Corinthians 16:22

Wycliffe Bible

22 If any man loveth not our Lord Jesus Christ, be he cursed, Maranatha. [If any man love not our Lord Jesus Christ, be he cursed, Maranatha, that is, in the coming of the Lord.]


In SUMMARY, "Anathema" and "Maranatha" mean:

he is to be accursed

O our Lord, come


he shall be accursed

Our Lord will come!


a curse be on him

Our Lord, come!


A curse

Come, Lord


a curse on him

Our Lord, come!


a curse

may the Lord come soon


let him be accursed

Marana tha


let that person be separated from God—lost forever

Come, O Lord!


let him be under a curs

Marana tha!


let him be accurse

Our Lord, come!


let him be ·separated from God—lost forever [L anathema]

Come, O Lord [L Maranatha; C Aramaic phrase meaning either “Our Lord, Come!” or “Our Lord has come”]!


let him be had in execration*

maran-atha


a curse on him

Marana tha—Our Lord, come!


a curse be on him

Marana tha that is, Lord, come!


let him be separated from God—lost forever

Come, O Lord!


let him be accursed

may the Lord soon come!


that person is cursed

Lord Jesus, come!


throw him out

Make room for the Master!


let him be accursed

Come, O Lord!


let him be accursed

O Lord, come!


et a curse be on that person

Come, Lord!


let that person be cursed

Come, Lord


let him be kept from being with Christ

The Lord is coming soon!


that person is cursed

Our Lord, come!


be accursed

 Our Lord, come!


let them be accursed

Come, Lord, come!


Alav ki Cherem hu ("a curse of the ban of destruction is on him")

Marana (our L-rd), tha (come)


should be cut off from God

Come soon, Lord!


be he cursed

in the coming of the Lord


*MARANATHA also shown as:

Marana, ta!

Marana tha!

maran-atha


**execration meaning here


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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.


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PERILOUS times

 Proverbs 25:28 King James Version 28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit  is like a city that is broken down,  and without walls . Are...