Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What is the SEAL of the HOLY SPIRIT?

 


I had no idea.

So I searched SCRIPTURE.

And here's what Scripture had to say:


Ephesians 1:13 (King James Version)

13 In whom 

ye also trusted, 

after that 

ye heard 

the word 

of truth, 

the gospel 

of your salvation: 

in whom also 

after that 

ye believed, 

ye were sealed 

with that holy Spirit 

of promise,


Ephesians 4:30 (KJV)

30 And grieve not 

the holy Spirit 

of God, 

whereby ye 

are sealed 

unto the day 

of redemption.


2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (KJV)

21 Now he 

which stablisheth us 

with you 

in Christ, 

and hath anointed us, 

is God;

22 Who hath 

also sealed us, 

and given 

the earnest 

of the Spirit 

in our hearts.


2 Corinthians 5:5 (KJV)

5 Now he 

that hath wrought us 

for the selfsame thing 

is God, 

who also 

hath given 

unto us 

the earnest 

of the Spirit.


John 6:27 (KJV)

27 Labour not 

for the meat 

which perisheth, 

but for that meat 

which endureth 

unto everlasting life, 

which the Son 

of man 

shall give 

unto you: 

for him 

hath God 

the Father 

sealed.


Revelation 7:3-4 (KJV)

3 Saying, 

Hurt not the earth, 

neither the sea, 

nor the trees, 

till we 

have sealed 

the servants 

of our God 

in their foreheads.

4 And I heard 

the number 

of them 

which were sealed: 

and there were sealed 

an hundred 

and forty 

and four thousand 

of all the tribes 

of the children 

of Israel.


Revelation 9:4 (KJV)

4 And it 

was commanded them 

that they 

should not hurt 

the grass 

of the earth, 

neither any green thing, 

neither any tree; 

but only those men 

which have not 

the seal 

of God 

in their foreheads.


Revelation 14:1 (KJV)

14 And I looked, 

and, lo, 

a Lamb stood 

on the mount Sion, 

and with him 

an hundred forty 

and four thousand, 

having his Father's name 

written 

in their foreheads.


Revelation 22:4 (KJV)

4 And they 

shall see 

his face; 

and his name 

shall be 

in their foreheads.


Isaiah 42:1 (KJV)

42 Behold my servant, 

whom I uphold; 

mine elect, 

in whom 

my soul delighteth; 

I have put 

my spirit 

upon him

he shall bring forth 

judgment to the Gentiles.


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Monday, December 21, 2020

What Did GOD Command PARENTS and CHILDREN to Do?

 


God is precise.

Nothing could be more precise than what He commanded parents and children to do, very early on in the Bible.

What GOD commands PARENTS to do:

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (King James Version)

5 And thou 

shalt love 

the Lord 

thy God 

with all 

thine heart, 

and with all 

thy soul, 

and with all 

thy might.

6 And these words, 

which I 

command thee 

this day, 

shall be 

in thine heart:

7 And thou 

shalt teach them 

diligently 

unto thy children, 

and shalt talk 

of them 

when thou 

sittest 

in thine house, 

and when thou 

walkest 

by the way, 

and when thou 

liest down, 

and when thou 

risest up.


What GOD commands CHILDREN to do:

Exodus 20:12 (King James Version)

12 Honour 

thy father 

and thy mother: 

that thy days 

may be long 

upon the land 

which the Lord 

thy God 

giveth thee.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

What Does FEAR the LORD Really Mean?

 


What does it really mean when the Bible says, "Fear the Lord"?

As always, Scripture is precise, and you will understand clearly through these verses:


Proverbs 8:13 (King James Version)

13 The fear of the Lord 

is to hate evil: 

pride, 

and arrogancy, 

and the evil way, 

and the froward mouth, 

do I hate.


Deuteronomy 10:12 (KJV)

12 And now, Israel, 

what doth the Lord 

thy God 

require of thee, 

but to fear 

the Lord 

thy God

to walk 

in all his ways, 

and to love him, 

and to serve the Lord 

thy God 

with all 

thy heart 

and with all 

thy soul,


Deuteronomy 13:4 (KJV)

4 Ye 

shall walk 

after the Lord 

your God, 

and fear him

and keep his commandments, 

and obey 

his voice, 

and ye 

shall serve him, 

and cleave 

unto him.


Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)

7 The fear 

of the Lord 

is the beginning 

of knowledge

but fools 

despise wisdom 

and instruction.


Proverbs 2:5 (KJV)

5 Then 

shalt thou understand 

the fear 

of the Lord, 

and find 

the knowledge 

of God.


Proverbs 3:7 (KJV)

7 Be not wise 

in thine own eyes: 

fear the Lord, 

and depart 

from evil.


Proverbs 10:27 (KJV)

27 The fear 

of the Lord 

prolongeth days

but the years 

of the wicked 

shall be shortened.


Proverbs 14:26 (KJV)

26 In the fear 

of the Lord 

is strong confidence: 

and his children 

shall have 

a place 

of refuge.


Proverbs 14:27 (KJV)

27 The fear 

of the Lord 

is a fountain 

of life

to depart 

from the snares 

of death.


Proverbs 19:23 (KJV)

23 The fear 

of the Lord 

tendeth to life

and he 

that hath it 

shall abide 

satisfied

he shall 

not be visited 

with evil.


Proverbs 23:17 (KJV)

17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: 

but be thou 

in the fear 

of the Lord 

all the day long.


Job 28:28 (KJV)

28 And unto man he said, 

Behold, 

the fear 

of the Lord, 

that is wisdom

and to depart 

from evil 

is understanding.


Psalm 19:9 (KJV)

9 The fear 

of the Lord 

is clean, 

enduring for ever

the judgments 

of the Lord 

are true 

and righteous 

altogether.


Psalm 25:14 (KJV)

14 The secret 

of the Lord 

is with them 

that fear him; 

and he 

will shew them 

his covenant.


Psalm 33:8 (KJV)

8 Let all the earth 

fear the Lord

let all the inhabitants 

of the world stand 

in awe 

of him.


Psalm 34:7 (KJV)

7 The angel of the Lord 

encampeth 

round about them 

that fear him

and delivereth them.


Psalm 86:11 (KJV)

11 Teach me 

thy way, 

O Lord; 

I will walk 

in thy truth: 

unite my heart 

to fear 

thy name.


Psalm 112:1 (KJV)

112 Praise ye 

the Lord. 

Blessed is the man 

that feareth 

the Lord, 

that delighteth greatly 

in his commandments.


Isaiah 33:6 (KJV)

6 And wisdom 

and knowledge 

shall be 

the stability 

of thy times, 

and strength 

of salvation: 

the fear 

of the Lord 

is his treasure.


Luke 1:50 (KJV)

50 And his mercy 

is on them 

that fear him 

from generation 

to generation.


James 2:19 (KJV)

19 Thou believest 

that there is 

one God; 

thou doest well: 

the devils also believe, 

and tremble.


Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV)

13 Let us hear 

the conclusion 

of the whole matter: 

Fear God, 

and keep 

his commandments: 

for this 

is the whole duty 

of man.


Thursday, December 3, 2020

How to WALK with JESUS

 


We all know there is a great urgency to live right by God.

The Lord JESUS showed us how.

Allow me to share with you a MAGNIFICENT find today -- a chapter in Scripture that can be a clear, and comforting guidepost, on how we are to conduct ourselves, and become pleasing in the eyes of God.


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.

3 For ye are dead, 

and your life 

is hid 

with Christ 

in God.

4 When Christ, 

who is our life, 

shall appear, 

then shall ye 

also appear 

with him 

in glory.

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:

7 In the which ye 

also walked 

some time, 

when ye lived 

in them.

8 But now ye also 

put off all these; 

anger, 

wrath, 

malice, 

blasphemy, 

filthy communication

 out of your mouth.

9 Lie not 

one to another, 

seeing that ye 

have put off 

the old man 

with his deeds;

10 And have put on 

the new man, 

which is renewed 

in knowledge 

after the image 

of him 

that created him:

11 Where there is 

neither Greek 

nor Jew, 

circumcision 

nor uncircumcision, 

Barbarian, 

Scythian, 

bond 

nor free: 

but Christ is all, 

and in all.

12 Put on therefore, 

as the elect of God, 

holy and beloved, 

bowels of mercies

kindness, 

humbleness of mind, 

meekness, 

longsuffering;

13 Forbearing one another, 

and forgiving one another

if any man 

have a quarrel 

against any: 

even as Christ forgave you, 

so also do ye.

14 And above all these things 

put on charity

which is the bond 

of perfectness.

15 And let the peace 

of God 

rule 

in your hearts

to the which also 

ye are called 

in one body; 

and be ye thankful.

16 Let the word 

of Christ 

dwell in you richly 

in all wisdom

teaching 

and admonishing 

one another 

in psalms 

and hymns 

and spiritual songs, 

singing with grace 

in your hearts 

to the Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do 

in word 

or deed, 

do all 

in the name 

of the Lord Jesus

giving thanks 

to God 

and the Father 

by him.

18 Wives, 

submit yourselves 

unto your own husbands

as it is fit 

in the Lord.

19 Husbands, 

love your wives

and be 

not bitter against them.

20 Children, 

obey your parents 

in all things

for this is well pleasing 

unto the Lord.

21 Fathers, 

provoke not 

your children 

to anger

lest they 

be discouraged.

22 Servants, 

obey in all things 

your masters 

according to 

the flesh

not with eyeservice, 

as menpleasers; 

but in singleness 

of heart, 

fearing God;

23 And whatsoever ye do, 

do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, 

and not unto men;

24 Knowing that 

of the Lord 

ye shall receive 

the reward 

of the inheritance: 

for ye serve 

the Lord Christ.

25 But he that doeth wrong 

shall receive 

for the wrong 

which he hath done: 

and there is no respect 

of persons.

Colossians 3 (King James Version)


In summary:

1. Seek those things which are above -- CHRIST.

2. Mortify evils of the flesh and idolatry.

3. Put off anger, malice, blasphemy.

4. Forgive one another.

5. Put on charity.

6. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.

7. Be thankful.

8. Let the word of Christ dwell in you.

9. Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.

10. Wives, submit to your husbands.

11. Husbands, love your wives.

12. Children, obey your parents.

13. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger.

14. Servants, obey your masters.

15. Fear God.

16. Do everything heartily, as to the Lord.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

The MAGNIFICENCE of GOD

 

Do we really know how magnificent God is?

Scripture tells us what we need to know.


7 He stretcheth out 

the north 

over 

the empty place, 

and hangeth 

the earth 

upon nothing.

8 He bindeth up 

the waters 

in his thick clouds; 

and the cloud 

is not rent 

under them.

9 He holdeth back 

the face 

of his throne, 

and spreadeth 

his cloud 

upon it.

10 He hath compassed 

the waters 

with bounds, 

until the day 

and night 

come 

to an end.

11 The pillars of heaven tremble 

and are astonished 

at his reproof.

12 He divideth 

the sea 

with his power, 

and by his understanding 

he smiteth through 

the proud.

13 By his spirit 

he hath garnished 

the heavens; 

his hand 

hath formed 

the crooked serpent.

14 Lo, these are 

parts of his ways: 

but how little 

a portion 

is heard 

of him? 

but the thunder 

of his power 

who can understand?

Job 26:7-14 (King James Version)


3 Great is the LORD, 

and greatly 

to be praised; 

and his greatness 

is unsearchable.

4 One generation 

shall praise 

thy works 

to another, 

and shall declare 

thy mighty acts.

5 I will speak 

of the glorious honour 

of thy majesty, and 

of thy wondrous works.

Psalm 145:3-5 (King James Version)


12 He hath made 

the earth 

by his power, 

he hath established 

the world 

by his wisdom, 

and hath stretched out 

the heavens 

by his discretion.

13 When he uttereth his voice, 

there is a multitude 

of waters 

in the heavens, 

and he causeth 

the vapours 

to ascend 

from the ends 

of the earth; 

he maketh lightnings 

with rain, 

and bringeth forth 

the wind 

out of his treasures.

Jeremiah 10:12-13 (King James Version)


4 He telleth 

the number 

of the stars; 

he calleth them all 

by their names.

5 Great 

is our Lord, 

and of great power: 

his understanding 

is infinite.

Psalm 147:4-5 (King James Version)


13 Let every soul 

be subject 

unto the higher powers. 

For there is no power 

but of God: 

the powers 

that be 

are ordained 

of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth 

the power, 

resisteth 

the ordinance 

of God: 

and they 

that resist 

shall receive 

to themselves 

damnation.

Romans 13:1-2 (King James Version)


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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Why Did JESUS Love Sinners?

 Scripture says we are all sinners.

But why does JESUS love us, still?

17 When Jesus heard it, 

he saith unto them, 

They 

that are whole 

have no need 

of the physician, 

but they 

that are sick: 

I came not 

to call 

the righteous, 

but sinners 

to repentance.

Mark 2:15-17 (King James Version)


More on the LORD's love for us in these verses:


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.

John 3:16 (King James Version)


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.

John 10:29 (King James Version)


37 All 

that the Father 

giveth me 

shall come 

to me; 

and him 

that cometh 

to me 

I will 

in no wise 

cast out.

38 For I came down 

from heaven, 

not to do 

mine own will, 

but the will 

of him 

that sent me.

39 And this 

is the Father's will 

which hath sent me, 

that of all 

which he hath 

given me 

I should lose 

nothing, 

but should raise it up 

again at 

the last day.

40 And this 

is the will 

of him 

that sent me, 

that every one 

which seeth 

the Son, 

and believeth 

on him, 

may have 

everlasting life: 

and I will 

raise him up at 

the last day.

John 6:37-40 (King James Version)


15 Then drew near 

unto him 

all the publicans 

and sinners 

for to hear him.

2 And the Pharisees 

and scribes murmured, saying, 

This man 

receiveth sinners, 

and eateth 

with them.

3 And he spake this parable 

unto them, saying,

4 What man of you, 

having an hundred sheep, 

if he lose one of them, 

doth not leave 

the ninety and nine 

in the wilderness, 

and go after that 

which is lost, 

until he find it?

5 And when 

he hath found it, 

he layeth it 

on his shoulders, 

rejoicing.

6 And when he 

cometh home, 

he calleth together 

his friends 

and neighbours, 

saying unto them, 

Rejoice with me; 

for I have found 

my sheep 

which was lost.

7 I say unto you, 

that likewise 

joy shall be 

in heaven 

over one sinner 

that repenteth, 

more than over 

ninety and nine just persons, 

which need 

no repentance.

Luke 15:1-7 (King James Version)


15 And it came to pass, that, 

as Jesus sat 

at meat 

in his house, 

many publicans 

and sinners 

sat also together 

with Jesus 

and his disciples: 

for there were many, 

and they followed 

him.

16 And when the scribes 

and Pharisees 

saw him eat 

with publicans 

and sinners, 

they said unto 

his disciples, 

How is it 

that he eateth 

and drinketh 

with publicans 

and sinners?

17 When Jesus heard it, 

he saith unto them, 

They 

that are whole 

have no need 

of the physician, 

but they 

that are sick: 

I came 

not to call 

the righteous, 

but sinners 

to repentance.

Mark 2:15-17 (King James Version)


23 For the wages of sin 

is death; 

but the gift 

of God 

is eternal life 

through Jesus Christ 

our Lord.

Romans 6:23 (King James Version)


39 Search 

the scriptures; 

for in them 

ye think 

ye have 

eternal life: 

and they 

are they 

which testify 

of me.

John 5:39 (King James Version)


8 But God commendeth 

his love 

toward us, 

in that, 

while we 

were yet sinners, 

Christ died 

for us.

Romans 5:8 (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.

1 John 2:2 (King James Version)


10 As it is written, 

There is none righteous, 

no, 

not one:

Romans 3:10 (King James Version)


23 For all 

have sinned, 

and come short 

of the glory 

of God;

Romans 3:23 King James Version (KJV)


15 Ye judge after 

the flesh; 

I judge 

no man.

16 And yet 

if I judge, 

my judgment 

is true: 

for I am 

not alone, 

but I 

and the Father 

that sent 

me.

John 8:15-16 (King James Version)


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