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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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.


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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.


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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...