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.


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