Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Man's TRUE nature

 

Mark 10:18

King James Version

18 And Jesus said unto him, 

Why callest thou me good? 

there is none good but one, that is, God.


To know man's nature, first, we must know GOD's nature.

JESUS says ONLY GOD is good.

If you can accept that, then you're on the right track.

The purpose being, not to cut down man, but to let SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE correct us:

John 16:8-14

King James Version

8 And when he is come, 

he will reprove the world of sin, 

and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, 

and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world 

is judged.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, 

but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


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.


Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

12 For the word of God is quick, 

and powerful, 

and sharper than any twoedged sword, 

piercing even to the dividing asunder 

of soul and spirit, 

and of the joints and marrow, 

and is a discerner of the thoughts 

and intents of the heart.


Surely, there's a part of you that wants to change.

If we want to be with JESUS, we must change.

We must become born again.

That we may know how we have wronged the LORD, others, and ourselves.

And be aware who causes us to sin.

Let us not be guilty of this:

John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


Now, it's time to know the TRUE nature of man:

Genesis 6:5-7

King James Version

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man 

was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination 

of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.

6 And it repented the Lord 

that he had made man on the earth, 

and it grieved him at his heart.

7 And the Lord said, 

I will destroy man 

whom I have created from the face of the earth; 

both man, and beast, 

and the creeping thing, 

and the fowls of the air; 

for it repenteth me that I have made them.


Jeremiah 17:9-10

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: 

who can know it?

10 I the Lord search the heart, 

I try the reins, 

even to give every man according to his ways, 

and according to the fruit of his doings.


Matthew 15:11

King James Version

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth 

defileth a man; 

but that which cometh out of the mouth, 

this defileth a man.


Matthew 15:18-20

King James Version

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth 

come forth from the heart; 

and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, 

murders, adulteries, fornications, 

thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20 These are the things which defile a man: 

but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.


Romans 3:9-10

King James Version

9 What then? 

are we better than they? 

No, in no wise: 

for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, 

that they are all under sin;

10 As it is written, 

There is none righteous, no, not one:


Romans 3:11

King James Version

11 There is none that understandeth, 

there is none that seeketh after God.


Romans 3:12

King James Version

12 They are all gone out of the way, 

they are together become unprofitable; 

there is none that doeth good, 

no, not one.


Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


Romans 6:6

King James Version

6 Knowing this, 

that our old man is crucified with him, 

that the body of sin might be destroyed, 

that henceforth we should not serve sin.


Romans 7:18

King James Version

18 For I know that in me 

(that is, in my flesh,) 

dwelleth no good thing: 

for to will is present with me; 

but how to perform that which is good I find not.


Romans 7:23

King James Version

23 But I see another law in my members, 

warring against the law of my mind, 

and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin 

which is in my members.


Romans 7:24-25

King James Version

24 O wretched man that I am! 

who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; 

but with the flesh the law of sin.


Galatians 5:19-21

King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these; 

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 

revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past,

 that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Colossians 3:5-6

King James Version

5 Mortify therefore your members 

which are upon the earth; 

fornication, uncleanness, 

inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, 

and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh 

on the children of disobedience:


James 1:13-16

King James Version

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, 

I am tempted of God: 

for God cannot be tempted with evil, 

neither tempteth he any man:

14 But every man is tempted, 

when he is drawn away of his own lust, 

and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, 

it bringeth forth sin: 

and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.


James 4:1

King James Version

4 From whence come wars 

and fightings among you? 

come they not hence, 

even of your lusts 

that war in your members?


James 4:2-3

King James Version

2 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.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 

that ye may consume it upon your lusts.


James 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world 

is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world 

is the enemy of God.


James 4:16-17

King James Version

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: 

all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, 

and doeth it not, to him it is sin.


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Monday, October 17, 2022

SHEEP among wolves


 JESUS warned us:

Matthew 7:15

King James Version

15 Beware of false prophets, 

which come to you in sheep's clothing, 

but inwardly they are ravening wolves.


With the way the world is steeped in darkness, you can well believe wolves outnumber sheep, thus, we call this post "sheep among wolves".

JESUS warned us about wolves in sheep's clothing.

The LORD knows who are His.

Matthew 10:16

King James Version

16 Behold, 

I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: 

be ye therefore wise as serpents, 

and harmless as doves.


John 10:27-28

King James Version

27 My sheep hear my voice, 

and I know them, 

and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


Here's how to know the sheep, from the wolves.

The sheep follow JESUS.

Much as we are mocked by the world, we don't follow blindly.

We follow the LIGHT, and never walk in darkness.

John 8:12

King James Version

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, 

saying, 

I am the light of the world: 

he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, 

but shall have the light of life.


Born agains abide by what JESUS commanded us:

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.


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.


John 3:3-7

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.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, 

How can a man be born when he is old? 

can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, 

and be born?

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 3:16-21

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.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world 

to condemn the world; 

but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: 

but he that believeth not is condemned already, 

because he hath not believed in the name 

of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, 

that light is come into the world, 

and men loved darkness rather than light, 

because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, 

neither cometh to the light, 

lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, 

that his deeds may be made manifest, 

that they are wrought in God.


John 14:15

King James Version

15 If ye love me, 

keep my commandments.


The Bible was very clear Who we must FOCUS on:

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.


As born again, living by the Bible, loving the LORD, studying what I may share with you, I know what to focus on.

JESUS, and JESUS alone.

There is nothing else but JESUS.

Matthew 24:35

King James Version

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, 

but my words shall not pass away.


He is the WORD, made manifest.

John 1:14

King James Version

14 And the Word was made flesh, 

and dwelt among us, 

(and we beheld his glory, 

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) 

full of grace and truth.


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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Who Did the Apostles Say JESUS Was?

 

According to these four apostles' gospel, this is who JESUS is:

MATTHEW

Matthew 14:33 

King James Version

33 Then they that were in the ship came 

and worshipped him, 

saying, 

Of a truth thou art the Son of God.


MARK

Mark 1:1 

King James Version

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, 

the Son of God;


LUKE

Luke 1:30-33 

King James Version

30 And the angel said unto her, 

Fear not, Mary: 

for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, 

thou shalt conceive in thy womb, 

and bring forth a son, 

and shalt call his name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, 

and shall be called the Son of the Highest

and the Lord God shall give unto him 

the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign 

over the house of Jacob for ever; 

and of his kingdom there shall be no end.


JOHN

John 1:32-34 

King James Version

32 And John bare record, saying, 

I saw the Spirit descending from heaven 

like a dove, 

and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: 

but he that sent me to baptize with water, 

the same said unto me, 

Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, 

and remaining on him, 

the same is he 

which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, 

and bare record 

that this is the Son of God.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

What Makes JESUS the True MEDIATOR of GOD?

 

What makes the LORD Jesus the TRUE Mediator of God?

Scripture is precise, and you will find the answers in these powerful verses.

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.

John 14:6 

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.

1 Timothy 2:5-6 

King James Version


14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, 

who through the eternal Spirit 

offered himself without spot to God, 

purge your conscience from dead works 

to serve the living God?

15 And for this cause he is the mediator 

of the new testament

that by means of death, 

for the redemption of the transgressions 

that were under the first testament, 

they which are called might receive the promise 

of eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:14-15 

King James Version


32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me 

before men, 

him will I confess also before my Father 

which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, 

him will I also deny before my Father 

which is in heaven.

Matthew 10:32-33 

King James Version


34 Who is he that condemneth? 

It is Christ that died, 

yea rather, 

that is risen again, 

who is even at the right hand of God, 

who also maketh intercession for us.

Romans 8:34

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.

Hebrews 7:25 

King James Version


18 For through him we both have access 

by one Spirit unto the Father.

Ephesians 2:18 

King James Version


5 And one of the elders saith unto me, 

Weep not: 

behold, 

the Lion of the tribe of Judah, 

the Root of David, 

hath prevailed to open the book

and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Revelation 5:5 

King James Version


7 And he came and took the book 

out of the right hand of him 

that sat upon the throne.

8 And when he had taken the book, 

the four beasts 

and four and twenty elders 

fell down before the Lamb, 

having every one of them harps, 

and golden vials full of odours, 

which are the prayers of saints.

9 And they sung a new song, saying, 

Thou art worthy to take the book, 

and to open the seals thereof: 

for thou wast slain, 

and hast redeemed us to God 

by thy blood 

out of every kindred, 

and tongue, 

and people, 

and nation;

Revelation 5:7-9 

King James Version


16 Ye have not chosen me, 

but I have chosen you, 

and ordained you, 

that ye should go and bring forth fruit, 

and that your fruit should remain: 

that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father 

in my name, 

he may give it you.

John 15:16 

King James Version


27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father

and no man knoweth the Son, 

but the Father; 

neither knoweth any man the Father, 

save the Son, 

and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Matthew 11:27 

King James Version


19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, 

but fellowcitizens with the saints, 

and of the household of God;

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, 

Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together 

groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

22 In whom ye also are builded together 

for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:19-22 

King James Version


31 And they said, 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 

and thou shalt be saved, 

and thy house.

Acts 16:31 

King James Version


5 And from Jesus Christ, 

who is the faithful witness, 

and the first begotten of the dead, 

and the prince of the kings of the earth. 

Unto him that loved us, 

and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings and priests 

unto God and his Father

to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. 

Amen.

Revelation 1:5-6 

King James Version


18 No man hath seen God at any time, 

the only begotten Son, 

which is in the bosom of the Father, 

he hath declared him.

John 1:18 

King James Version


18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me 

in heaven and in earth.

Matthew 28:18 

King James Version


10 He that believeth on the Son of God 

hath the witness in himself: 

he that believeth not God 

hath made him a liar; 

because he believeth not the record 

that God gave of his Son.

11 And this is the record, 

that God hath given to us eternal life, 

and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son hath life; 

and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

1 John 5:10-12 

King James Version


2 Looking unto Jesus the author 

and finisher of our faith

who for the joy that was set before him 

endured the cross, 

despising the shame, 

and is set down at the right hand 

of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2 

King James Version


24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, 

which are the figures of the true; 

but into heaven itself, 

now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Hebrews 9:24 

King James Version


34 Who is he that condemneth? 

It is Christ that died, 

yea rather, 

that is risen again, 

who is even at the right hand of God, 

who also maketh intercession for us.

Romans 8:34 

King James Version


More verses on Jesus as Lord, Son, and Mediator.


Man's TRUE nature

  Mark 10:18 King James Version 18 And Jesus said unto him,  Why callest thou me good?  there is none good but one, that is, God . To know m...