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.


Additional material:

The HOLY SPIRIT

"Who is the HOLY SPIRIT?"


(Source: Knowing Jesus)


Updated 22 January 2022


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.


Updated 22 January 2022


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.


Updated 22 January 2022


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.


Updated 22 January 2022


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