Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Is evil REAL?

 

You are correct, if you think evil is real.

Scripture will confirm it for you.

It is now time to know who and what evil really is.


1. He is the author of confusion.

Genesis 3:1-5 

King James Version

3 Now the serpent was more subtil 

than any beast of the field 

which the Lord God had made. 

And he said unto the woman, 

Yea, hath God said, 

Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, 

We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree 

which is in the midst of the garden, 

God hath said, 

Ye shall not eat of it, 

neither shall ye touch it, 

lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, 

Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know 

that in the day ye eat thereof, 

then your eyes shall be opened, 

and ye shall be as gods, 

knowing good and evil.


2. He had the sin of pride.

Isaiah 14:12 

King James Version

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, 

O Lucifer, 

son of the morning! 

how art thou cut down to the ground, 

which didst weaken the nations!


3. He is full of sin, and violence.

Ezekiel 28:16 

King James Version

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise 

they have filled the midst of thee with violence, 

and thou hast sinned: 

therefore I will cast thee as profane 

out of the mountain of God: 

and I will destroy thee, 

O covering cherub, 

from the midst of the stones of fire.


4. He deceives the whole world.

Revelation 12:7-9 

King James Version 

7 And there was war in heaven: 

Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; 

and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; 

neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, 

that old serpent, 

called the Devil, 

and Satan, 

which deceiveth the whole world: 

he was cast out into the earth, 

and his angels were cast out with him.


5. He is allowed to test God's faithful.

Job 1:6-12 

King James Version

6 Now there was a day 

when the sons of God came 

to present themselves before the Lord, 

and Satan came also among them.

7 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Whence comest thou? 

Then Satan answered the Lord, 

and said, 

From going to and fro in the earth, 

and from walking up and down in it.

8 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Hast thou considered my servant Job, 

that there is none like him in the earth, 

a perfect and an upright man, 

one that feareth God, 

and escheweth evil?

9 Then Satan answered the Lord, 

and said, 

Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, 

and about his house, 

and about all that he hath on every side? 

thou hast blessed the work of his hands, 

and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, 

and touch all that he hath, 

and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Behold, 

all that he hath is in thy power; 

only upon himself put not forth thine hand. 

So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.


6. He tried to stop God's plan of salvation, through Peter.

Matthew 16:23 

King James Version

23 But he turned, 

and said unto Peter, 

Get thee behind me, 

Satan: 

thou art an offence unto me: 

for thou savourest not the things that be of God, 

but those that be of men.


7. He is the father of lies.

John 8:44 

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.


8. He waits in ambush, ready to devour souls.

1 Peter 5:8-9 

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions 

are accomplished in your brethren 

that are in the world.


9. He is a wicked spirit.

Ephesians 6:11-12 

King James Version

11 Put on the whole armour of God, 

that ye may be able to stand 

against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


10. He is "that old serpent".

Revelation 20:1-3 

King James Version

20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, 

having the key of the bottomless pit 

and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, 

that old serpent, 

which is the Devil, 

and Satan, 

and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, 

and shut him up, 

and set a seal upon him, 

that he should deceive the nations no more, 

till the thousand years should be fulfilled: 

and after that he must be loosed 

a little season.


11. He possesses souls, destroying the heart.

Luke 22:1-6 

King James Version

22 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, 

which is called the Passover.

2 And the chief priests and scribes sought 

how they might kill him; 

for they feared the people.

3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, 

being of the number of the twelve.

4 And he went his way, 

and communed with the chief priests and captains, 

how he might betray him unto them.

5 And they were glad, 

and covenanted to give him money.

6 And he promised, 

and sought opportunity to betray him 

unto them in the absence of the multitude.


12. He is the crafty one.

2 Corinthians 2:10-11 

King James Version 

10 To whom ye forgive any thing, 

I forgive also: 

for if I forgave any thing, 

to whom I forgave it, 

for your sakes forgave I it 

in the person of Christ;

11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: 

for we are not ignorant of his devices.


13. He tests our character, and our conceit.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 

King James Version 

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure 

through the abundance of the revelations, 

there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, 

the messenger of Satan to buffet me, 

lest I should be exalted above measure.

8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, 

that it might depart from me.

9 And he said unto me, 

My grace is sufficient for thee: 

for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 

Most gladly therefore 

will I rather glory in my infirmities, 

that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, 

in reproaches, 

in necessities, 

in persecutions, 

in distresses for Christ's sake: 

for when I am weak, 

then am I strong.


14. He is out to destroy the churches.

Revelation 2:8-16 

King James Version 

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; 

These things saith the first and the last, 

which was dead, 

and is alive;

9 I know thy works, 

and tribulation, 

and poverty, 

(but thou art rich) 

and I know the blasphemy of them 

which say they are Jews, 

and are not, 

but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: 

behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, 

that ye may be tried; 

and ye shall have tribulation ten days: 

be thou faithful unto death, 

and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, 

let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; 

He that overcometh 

shall not be hurt of the second death.

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; 

These things saith he 

which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 I know thy works, 

and where thou dwellest, 

even where Satan's seat is: 

and thou holdest fast my name, 

and hast not denied my faith, 

even in those days 

wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr,

who was slain among you, 

where Satan dwelleth.

14 But I have a few things against thee, 

because thou hast there 

them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, 

who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock 

before the children of Israel, 

to eat things sacrificed unto idols, 

and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them 

that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, 

which thing I hate.

16 Repent; 

or else I will come unto thee quickly, 

and will fight against them 

with the sword of my mouth.


15. He tried to tempt JESUS.

Matthew 4:1-11 

King James Version

4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness 

to be tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, 

he was afterward an hungred.

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

command that these stones be made bread.

4 But he answered and said, 

It is written, 

Man shall not live by bread alone, 

but by every word that proceedeth 

out of the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, 

and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And saith unto him, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

cast thyself down: 

for it is written, 

He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: 

and in their hands they shall bear thee up, 

lest at any time thou dash thy foot 

against a stone.

7 Jesus said unto him, 

It is written again, 

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up 

into an exceeding high mountain, 

and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, 

and the glory of them;

9 And saith unto him, 

All these things will I give thee, 

if thou wilt fall down 

and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, 

Get thee hence, Satan: 

for it is written, 

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 

and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, 

and, behold, 

angels came and ministered unto him.


It will be a source of great comfort for you to know what JESUS came here for (read "Why Did Jesus Have to Die?"):

1 John 3:8 

King James Version

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; 

for the devil sinneth from the beginning. 

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 

that he might destroy the works of the devil.


Hebrews 2:14 

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


Evil never stood a chance.
JESUS conquered everything.
Our victory is in JESUS.

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Updated 13 May 2022

Why Does Scripture MATTER So Much?

 

Why must we read SCRIPTURE?

Why does it matter so much?

What can we get from it?

Who wrote Scripture?

What happens if we don't read Scripture?

Of course, the BIBLE has ALL the answers.


1. Scripture testifies of JESUS.

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 



2. So we may believe JESUS is the SON of GOD.

30 And many other signs truly did Jesus 

in the presence of his disciples, 

which are not written in this book:

31 But these are written, 

that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, 

the Son of God; 

and that believing ye might have life 

through his name.

John 20:30-31 

King James Version



3. To warn the servants of Christ.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: 

and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Psalm 19:11 

King James Version


 

4. To reveal the POWER of the WORD of GOD.

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.

Hebrews 4:12 

King James Version



5. To reveal the enemy of God.

4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 

King James Version



6. So we may learn and have hope.

4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime 

were written for our learning, 

that we through patience 

and comfort of the scriptures 

might have hope.

Romans 15:4 

King James Version



7. To warn us not to pervert the GOSPEL of CHRIST.

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed 
from him that called you 
into the grace of Christ 
unto another gospel:

7 Which is not another; 

but there be some that trouble you, 

and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

8 But though we, 

or an angel from heaven, 

preach any other gospel unto you 

than that which we have preached unto you, 

let him be accursed.

9 As we said before, 

so say I now again, 

if any man preach any other gospel unto you 

than that ye have received, 

let him be accursed.

Galatians 1:6-9 

King James Version



8. As a gift to us and our children.

29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: 

but those things which are revealed 

belong unto us and to our children for ever, 

that we may do all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29:29 

King James Version



9. That the PURE Gospel of Christ may ENLIGHTEN us all.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, 

rejoicing the heart: 

the commandment of the Lord is pure, 

enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, 

enduring for ever: 

the judgments of the Lord are true 

and righteous altogether.

Psalm 19:8-9 

King James Version



10. Because JESUS is the BREAD of LIFE.

4 But he answered and said, 

It is written, 

Man shall not live by bread alone, 

but by every word that proceedeth 

out of the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4 

King James Version



11. So we may be SANCTIFIED by the TRUTH of GOD.

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: 

thy word is truth.

John 17:17 

King James Version


12. In order to stand against the wiles of the devil.

10 Finally, 

my brethren, 

be strong in the Lord, 

and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, 

that ye may be able to stand 

against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness 

of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness 

in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you 

the whole armour of God, 

that ye may be able to withstand 

in the evil day, 

and having done all, 

to stand.

14 Stand therefore, 

having your loins girt about with truth, 

and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation 

of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, 

taking the shield of faith, 

wherewith ye shall be able to quench 

all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, 

and the sword of the Spirit, 

which is the word of God:

Ephesians 6:10-17 

King James Version



Updated 23 January 2022

What Does it Take to Follow Jesus?

 

Do you know what it means to be a DISCIPLE of Jesus?

Can you bear the cross, and do what it takes?

Do you know the LORD?

Do you have love for the Lord?

Let the Holy SPIRIT of GOD shine His LIGHT upon us, so we may understand what Jesus means.

Things are clear to a heart that truly loves GOD.

This is how JESUS wants us to follow Him:


BEAR YOUR CROSS.

“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, 

and come after me, 

cannot be my disciple.”

Luke 14:27 

King James Version



FORSAKE ALL.

“So likewise, 

whosoever he be of you 

that forsaketh not all that he hath, 

he cannot be my disciple.”

Luke 14:33 

King James Version



SELL ALL YOU HAVE.

"Now when Jesus heard these things, 

he said unto him, 

Yet lackest thou one thing: 

sell all that thou hast, 

and distribute unto the poor, a

nd thou shalt have treasure in heaven: 

and come, follow me."

Luke 18:22

King James Version



YOU CANNOT BE OF THE WORLD.

“If any man come to me, 

and hate not his father, 

and mother, 

and wife, 

and children, 

and brethren, 

and sisters, yea,

 and his own life also, 

he cannot be my disciple.”

Luke 14:26 

King James Version



BEAR MUCH FRUIT.

“Herein is my Father glorified, 

that ye bear much fruit; 

so shall ye be my disciples.”

John 15:8 

King James Version



LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

“By this shall all men know 

that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.”

John 13:35 

King James Version



CONTINUE IN GOD'S WORD.

“Then said Jesus 

to those Jews which believed on him, 

If ye continue in my word, 

then are ye my disciples indeed;”

John 8:31 

King James Version


Updated 23 January 2022


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

What Verses Show VICTORY in CHRIST?

 


Are you anxious about the times?
Do you seek real comfort?
Do you know who can give you real comfort?
Then you'd love these comforting verses showing the VICTORY of JESUS over the world.

4 For whatsoever is born of God 
overcometh the world: 
and this is the victory 
that overcometh the world, 
even our faith.
1 John 5:4 
King James Version

57 But thanks be to God, 
which giveth us the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57 
King James Version

37 Nay, in all these things 
we are more than conquerors 
through him that loved us.
Romans 8:37 
King James Version

14 Now thanks be unto God, 
which always causeth us 
to triumph in Christ, 
and maketh manifest 
the savour of his knowledge 
by us in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14 
King James Version

13 I can do all things through Christ 
which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13 
King James Version

4 For the Lord your God 
is he that goeth with you, 
to fight for you against your enemies, 
to save you.
Deuteronomy 20:4 
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.
John 16:33 
King James Version

30 When Jesus therefore 
had received the vinegar, 
he said, 
It is finished
and he bowed his head, 
and gave up the ghost.
John 19:30 
King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 
are partakers of flesh and blood, 
he also himself likewise took part of the same; 
that through death he might destroy him 
that had the power of death, 
that is, the devil;
Hebrews 2:14 
King James Version


Updated 23 January 2022

Monday, September 28, 2020

Why is Man to be PURE?

 


Why are we to be perfect, in the eyes of the LORD?

Is it achievable?

Find out, through these verses!

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father 

which is in heaven 

is perfect.

Matthew 5:48 

King James Version


8 Good and upright is the Lord: 

therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Psalm 25:8 

King James Version


2 Speak unto all the congregation 

of the children of Israel, 

and say unto them, 

Ye shall be holy: 

for I the Lord your God am holy.

Leviticus 19:2 

King James Version


44 For I am the Lord your God: 

ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, 

and ye shall be holy; 

for I am holy

neither shall ye defile yourselves 

with any manner of creeping thing 

that creepeth upon the earth.

45 For I am the Lord that bringeth you up 

out of the land of Egypt, 

to be your God: 

ye shall therefore be holy, 

for I am holy.

Leviticus 11:44-45 

King James Version


7 Having therefore these promises, 

dearly beloved, 

let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness 

of the flesh and spirit, 

perfecting holiness 

in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 7:1 

King James Version


2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed 

by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.

Romans 12:2 

King James Version


10 For it became him, 

for whom are all things, 

and by whom are all things, 

in bringing many sons unto glory, 

to make the captain of their salvation perfect 

through sufferings.

Hebrews 2:10 

King James Version


28 For the law maketh men high priests 

which have infirmity; 

but the word of the oath, 

which was since the law, 

maketh the Son, 

who is consecrated for evermore.

Hebrews 7:28 

King James Version


Updated 23 January 2022


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...