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GOD The Kingdom Comes
Power of God Religious Authority
Why Were we Created by God? The Bible is our Complete Guide
God Commands Us to Know Rightly Dividing God's Word
Reference on Jesus Christ 10 Commandments ~ Part of Law Done Away
Reference on Worship The Purpose of The Old Testament For Christians
Christians Come Together Continually The Purpose of The New Testament For Christians
Astronomy Gospel of Christ: The Only True Religion
Meteorology Consequence of Sin
Physics Why Jesus Came To Earth
Biology Who May Be Saved?
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Fear Necessity of Faith
Worry Necessity of Repentance
Grace Necessity of Confessing One's Faith
Promises Necessity of Baptism
Covenants How We Obtain Faith
Holy Spirit Reference on Baptism
The Sabbath What Baptism Is
Faith Chain Conversions + in The Book of ACTS
Living Truths Necessity Of An Obedient Faith
Faithful Sayings How The Child of God Obtains Forgiveness
Reaching Perfection Importance of the Church
? How to Enter the Church
Saints There is One Church
Angels Denominational Division is Sinful
Do Not Worship Men or Angels Terms Used to Refer to Those in the Church
Family/Brothers Terms Used to Refer to the Church and Churches
Marriage Orginization of the Church
Marraige, Divorce, and Re-Marriage Role of Women in the Church
Reference on Abortion Calling Preachers Reverand or Father
Reference on Heart Can a Christian Fall Away and be Lost?
Reference on Oneness XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Our Light Nature The Word
α Alpha Omega Ω No Mystery
Anti-Christ Repentance Explained
Why There is Evil Importance of Forgiveness
Finger Pointers Last Instructions from Jesus
Questionable Religion Reference on Resurrection
How to See Support of Gospel Preaching
Drinking How God Wants His Money Used
Cursing Reference on Infinite Wealth
Next Topic Reference on Communion
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GOD


... The LORD our God, the LORD is one! ... ~ Deuteronomy 6:4-5

↔↕ ∞ ↕↔

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
~ Psalms 147:5


... He does great things past finding out, Yes, wonders without number.
~ Job 9:7-10


God thunders marvelously with His voice;
He does great things which we cannot comprehend ~ Job 37:5


He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity
in their hearts, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11


... "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." ~ Revelation 1:8

You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens,
with all their host, The earth and everything on it, ... ~ Nehemiah 9:6


The earth is the LORD'S, and all its fullness, The world
and those who dwell therein. ~ Psalm 24:1


... He calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out
on the face of the earth; The LORD is His name. ... ~ Amos 5:8


... And the clouds are the dust of His feet ~ Nahum 1:3

For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. ...
~ Psalm 47:7-8


... "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the LORD. ~ Jeremiah 23:23-24

"... Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, ... Who formed it
to be inhabited: "I am the LORD, and there is no other." ~ Isaiah 45:18


"... there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is
none beside me. Look to Me, and be saved, ..." ~ Isaiah 45:21-22


For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, ... ~ Psalms 5:4

... God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality ...
~ Deuteronomy 10:17


... For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, ... ~ Exodus 20:4-6

For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. ~ Deuteronomy 4:24

For our God is a consuming fire. ~ Hebrews 12:29

... The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance
on His adversaries, ... ~ Nahum 1:2


"... He will not be slack with him who hates Him;
He will repay him to his face." ~ Deuteronomy 7:9-10


'Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I
make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
...' ~ Deuteronomy 32:39-41


God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.
~ Psalms 7:11


"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He
should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? ..." ~ Numbers 23:19


Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. ~ Psalms 116:5

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. ~ 1st John 4:8

... God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. ...
~ 1st John 4:16-18


For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches
of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33


Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God
is stronger than men. ~ 1st Corinthians 1:25


... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ~ 1st John 1:5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, ...
~ John 1:14


... there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him;
and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 8:6


"... I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me."
~ Isaiah 46:8-9


"... Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.
~ Isaiah 43:10


"... there is none else, there is no God beside me: ..." ~ Isaiah 45:5-6

"... God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." ~ Matthew 22:31-32

"For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him."
~ Luke 20:38


... "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
~ Matthew 19:26


But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. ~ Psalms 115:3

Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, ... ~ Psalms 135:6

Our God is the God of salvation; ... ~ Psalms 68:20

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship
of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ 1st Corinthians 1:9


... ~ X

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. ~ Psalms 42:2

Three Things God can not do:

1. ... God, who cannot lie, ... ~ Titus 1:2

2. ... He cannot deny Himself. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:13

3. ... God cannot be tempted by evil, ... ~ James 1:13

Generator, Operator, Destroyer

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Power of God


Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; ... ~ Psalm 147:5

He has made the earth by His power, ... ~ Jeremiah 10:12

... by Your great power and outstretched arm.
There is nothing too hard for You. ~ Jeremiah 32:17


"Known to God from eternity are all His works." ~ Acts 15:18

God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God. ...
~ Psalm 62:11-12


... that the living may know That the Most High rules ... ~ Daniel 4:17

Not only has God created all, He is aware of all.
His knowledge instantly holds all things from the smallest to largest.

In a universe of unlimited abundance, this universe is far out of reach
for one good reason and that is to bring us to know that true riches
are tangibly out of our reach. If eternity is what we perceive, only
through the heart can we hold this which we can not possess;
the fullness of beyond enormous simple love.

Submission to trusting God delivers what holds all.
If you can see He is in you, this is the way of a true spirit.


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WHY WERE WE CREATED BY GOD?


... He made him in the likeness of God. ~ Genesis 5:1

Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, ... ~ Job 3:23

... God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
~ Philippians 2:13


The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope
in His mercy. ~ Psalm 147:11


For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation. ~ Psalms 149:4


... having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself,
according to the good pleasure of His will, ... ~ Ephesians 1:3-6


For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, ...
~ Ephesians 2:10


... All things were created through Him and for Him. ... ~ Colossians 1:15-18

... And by Your will they exist and were created." ~ Revelation 4:11

... so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope ... ~ Acts 17:26-28

... The Lord has made all for Himself, ... ~ Proverbs 16:2-6

... To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. ~ Psalm 14:2

That they may see and know, And consider and understand together, ...
~ Isaiah 41:20


... Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth,
that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. ~ James 1:16-18


"Let your light so shine before men, ... ~ Matthew 5:16

God created man so that He might be joyously surprised from
the freedom He gave unto independent souls dependant upon Him.
~ He made us for His pleasure.

Something much bigger than the earth or this universe has come.
We embrace the womb of creation.


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God Commands Us to Know


... he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder
of those who diligently seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not
 need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15 


... that you may know what is the hope of His calling, ... ~ Ephesians 1:18

... do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
~ Ephesians 5:17


God looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. ~ Psalm 53:2


"... 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"
~ Luke 4:4


... when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you
welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which also effectively works in you who believe. ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13


... written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing you may have life in His name. ~ John 20:30-31


"... so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope
that they might grope for Him and find Him, ..." ~ Acts 17:27


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REFERENCE ON JESUS CHRIST


... And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ... ~ Isaiah 9:6-7


... He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made that was made. ... ~ John 1:1-5


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
... ~ John 1:14


For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things,
to whom be glory forever. Amen. ~ Romans 11:36


"Behold the lamb of God," ~ John 1:29

"I am the light of the world." ~ John 8:12

... I do know Him and keep His word." ~ John 8:54-55

Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you,
before Abraham was, I AM." ~ John 8:58


"... truly ... Jesus is the Christ" ~ John 20:30-31

"... God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
~ Acts 2:29-36


... which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, ...
~ Hebrews 10:19-23


... made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, ...
~ Philippians 2:5-8


... if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? ~ 1st Corinthians 11:14

It is doubtful that Christ had long hair
as portrayed by this worlds idol worshippers.


... who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,
and has become higher than the heavens; ... ~ Hebrews 7:26


... Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~ Philippians 2:9-11

... after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right
... ~ Hebrews 10:12


... He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand ...
~ Ephesians 1:20-23


"... will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
~ John 16:33


"I and My Father are one." ~ John 10:30

... when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
... ~ 1st John 3:2-3


"He is the image of the invisible God, ..." ~ Colossians 1:15-18

"... light from heaven, brighter than the sun, ... Jesus ..." ~ Acts 26:12-15

... in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; ...
~ Colossians 2:8-10


... "I am the way, the truth, and the life. ..." ~ John 14:6

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. ~ Hebrews 13:8

... Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. ... ~ Hebrews 9:27-28

                                                                         Jesus <─┐
"... your sins are forgiven you." ..."... Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
~ Mark 2:5-7


... all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:10

... ~ X

... They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.
~ Psalms 22:16-18


... And they divided His garments and cast lots. ~ Luke 23:33-34

... His Son, whom He has apppointed heir of all things, ... ~ Hebrews 1:1-4

... as the children have partaken of flesh and blood,
He Himself likewise shared in the same, ... ~ Hebrews 2:14


... in all things He had to be made like His brethren, ... ~ Hebrews 2:17

... though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things
which He suffered.~ Hebrews 5:8


... Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, ... ~ Hebrews 12:2

... holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and
has become higher than the heavens; ... ~ Hebrews 7:26


... That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
~ Isaiah 45:23


"... Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God."
~ Romans 14:11


... ~ X

... the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus,
having become High Priest forever ... ~ Hebrews 6:19-20


For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, ... ~ Hebrews 8:4-6

It is clear Jesus will not return to this lowly world to rule,
~ His kingdom is higher than mortal thoughts.


"... none of his descendants shall prosper, Sitting on the throne of David,
And ruling anymore in Judah.'" ~ Jeremiah 22:24-30


No descendant from the tribe of Judah can rule in Jerusalem.

... now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have
known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
~ 2nd Corinthians 5:16


... it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that
when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, ... ~ 1st John 3:2-3


... who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed
to His glorious body, ... ~ Philippians 3:21


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REFERENCE ON WORSHIP


... Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness ~ Psalm 29:2

... 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'
~ Matthew 4:10


... Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, ...
~ Acts 17:24-25


... let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. ...
~ Psalm 95:4-7


 Suicide bombers or all self-seeking saints will inherit eternal agony alone. 
... taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, ...
~ Colossians 2:18-19


~ Beware of false worship ~ Revelation 13:8-10

GOD simply wants our LOVE.
                                J                           S                           e
                        e                o                v
                   s        u        r
                   u   l   e
            Love Him as a blossom.            
"... worship in spirit and truth." - John 4:24

  FAMILY (Body of Worshippers)  
  GOD (Common Denominator)

... "The Lord knows those who are His," ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:19

... ~ X

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Christians Come Together Continually
(Psalm 122:1)   - "Let us go into the house of the LORD."
(Hebrews 10:25-26)   - ... not forsaking the assembling of ourselves.
(Acts 11:25-26)   - First Called Christians.
(Acts 2:42)   - They continued steadfastly.
(Acts 20:7)   - On the first day of the week.
(1st Corinthians 1:26-27)   - Who are Called: Not Hypocrites.
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● First recorded command of God, "Let there be light." (Genesis 1:3)
Astronomy
Earth is Spherical (Proverbs 8:27) (Isaiah 40:22)
Earth revolves daily (Job 38:12-14) (Psalms 89:36)
Earth is not supported
Earth is supported by nothing
(Job 26:7)
Universe is coninually spreading (Genesis 1:8) (Job 9:8) (Jeremiah 31:37)
(Isaiah 42:5)
Universal unapproachable light (1st Timothy 6:16)
Stars are innumerable (Jeremiah 33:22) (Hebrews 11:12)
Stars emit sound (Job 38:7)
Heaven controlled by ordinances (Job 38:33) (Psalms 19:4 , 6)
(Proverbs 8:28) (Jeremiah 31:35)
There are many suns (Genesis 1:16-17)
(1st Corinthians 15:40-41)
Up and Down, North and South (Psalms 89:11-12)
We live in One Universe
A Universe of NOW
(Genesis 1:9)
The Universe is Knowable (Acts 15:18)
Black Holes do not hold light (Job 3:9)   (Job 38:19)

● The Bible challenges us to know more, not less.
Question is the inspiration of genius.

... He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; ... ~ Psalms 111:2-4

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Meteorology
Water came forth (Genesis 2:4-6) (Proverbs 3:19-20)
Water vapor cycle (Job 36:27-28) (Ecclesiastes 1:7)
Air circulation (Job 28:25) (Job 37:9)
Clouds have layers (Job 37:16) (Nahum 1:3)
Lightning causes rain (Job 38:25-27)

My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. ~ Psalms 121:2

Genesis 1:1
TIME ACTION MATTER
IN THE  BEGINNING  GOD  CREATED  THE HEAVENS  AND  THE EARTH.
FORCE SPACE

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Physics
All Matter & Energy Compleated
at Universe Origin
(Genesis 2:12) (Hebrews 4:3)
Universe Built on Things Not Seen
Universeís edge unviewable
(Hebrews 11:3) (Psalms 147:5)
(Romans 1:20) (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
We can never see the face of creation,
only remnants left behind.
(Exodus 33:20-23)
All Touches All
From Beginning to End
(Psalms 19:4-6)
The End is Known From the Beginning (Isaiah 46:10)
The Material Universe is Contained
From Top to Bottom; Here NOW
(Mark 15:38)
(Psalms 139:12)
Space is Instantaneous and there is
a Quantum Foundation beyond Time
(Ephesians 4:9-10) (1st Peter 1:20)
(2nd Timothy 1:9) (Titus 1:2)
Timeís measurement is ultimately unknowable (Job 36:26)
Universal Foundation coming from
  both an Inward and Outward Source  
(John 1:51)
Quantum Foundation of Darkness (Jeremiah 4:23)
The Universe is Decaying,
2nd law of Thermodynamics
(Isaiah 51:6) (Psalms 102:26)
(Hebrews 1:10-11)
Light Spectrum (Job 38:19) (Job 38:24)
God has Created an Endless Frontier
(Ecclesiastes 8:17) (Romans 11:33)
(Psalms 139:6) (Psalms 145:3)
Order Rules Over Chaos
(Proverbs 3:19)
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Biology
Three kingdoms of natural science (Genesis 1:3) (Genesis 1:9)
(Genesis 1:11) (Genesis 1:21)
(Genesis 1:24) (Genesis 1:27)
Men & Women each have seed
of propagation
(Genesis 3:15) (Genesis 13:15)
Animals reproduce after
their own kind
(Genesis 1:21) (Genesis 1:24-25)
(Genesis 6:19-20)
All flesh is not the same (1st Corinthians 15:39)
Waters swarm with living creatures (Genesis 1:20)
Life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11)
Mankind is of one origin (Acts 17:26)
Health & Salvation (Leviticus 11:32-40) (Leviticus 7:19) (Leviticus 7:26) (Leviticus 13:14-17) (Leviticus 13:45-46) (Leviticus 13:52) (Leviticus 14:8-9) (Leviticus 14:39-47) (Leviticus 15:7-8)
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ē Christ currently sits, rules from, the throne of David, next to God Almighty.
(Psalm 29:10) (Hebrews 1:3) (John 8:58) (Ephesians 1:19-20)
The Kingdom Comes

... For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. ~ Isaiah 2:1-3


... For out of Zion the law shall go forth,
And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.~ Micah 4:1-2


... There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, ...
~ Isaiah 9:6-7


... God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; ...
~ Daniel 2:44


(Mark 1:14-15), (Matthew 3:1-2),
(Matthew 4:17)
  Ė not yet, almost.
(Matthew 6:9-10)   Ė to come, pray for it.
(Matthew 10:1-8)   Ė before Pentecost, limited commission.
(Mark 9:1)   Ė some would still be alive.
(Luke 24:44-49)   Ė the kingdom would begin in Jerusalem.
(John 15:26), (Acts 1:8)   Ė when Holy Spirit comes Ė Kingdom Comes.
oooooooooooooooooo ┌─> Kingdom starts, first day of the week; Sunday, a day of remembrance and celebration. (Acts 20:7)
oooooooooooooooooo |    ┌─> (Exodus 34:22-23), (Leviticus 23:15-16), (2nd Chronicles 8:12-13)         
(Act 2:1-4), (Acts 2:29-36),
(Romans 14:17)
  Ė power is the Holy Spirit.
(Acts 11:14-15),   Ė Pentecost was the beginning.
(Luke 17:21), (Revelation 1:9),
(Colossians 1:13-14)
  Ė Kingdom is here.

... preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things
which concern the Lord Jesus Christ ... ~ Acts 28:30-31


... that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God,
for which you also suffer; ... ~ 2nd Thessalonians 1:4-5


... since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us
have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably ... ~ Hebrews 12:28


... He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:24-28


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Religious Authority
GOD
Romans 11:33-34
Isaiah 55:8-9

   CHRIST   
Hebrews 1:1-2
John 1:17
John 12:48-49
Matthew 28:18

APOSTLES
John 17:8
     2nd Corinthians 5:18-21     
Matthew 10:40
Luke 10:16
John 14:26
 WRITTEN WORD 
John 17:17
Romans 10:17 , 1:16-17
1st Peter 1:22-25   2nd Timothy 3:16-17
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OTHER DOCTRINES   
Galatians 1:6-9
2nd Corinthians 11:3-4
Matthew 13:40-43

  
 MANKIND OF WOMAN 
Job 14:1-2    Jeremiah 10:23    Proverbs 16:25
2nd John 1:9-11     1st Peter 5:6-8
1st Timothy 4:12-16     2nd Timothy 2:19-26
  
 SINCERE HEARTS 
Romans 10:1-3
Romans 16:17-18
Matthew 7:21-23


All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for ...
~ 2nd Timothy 3:16-17


... be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
~ 1st Corinthians 1:10


... whom He has apppointed heir of all things, ... ~ Hebrews 1:1-3

... All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on the earth. ...
~ Matthew 28:18-20


... may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, ...
~ John 17:1-3


... who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
~ 2nd John 1:9


"... he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me." ~ Luke 10:16

And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
~ Luke 4:32


... but as it is in truth, the word of God, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13

"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say? ...
~ Luke 6:46-49


Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, ... ~ Hebrews 13:17

... For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities
that exist are appointed by God. ... ~ Romans 13:1-2


When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan. ~ Proverbs 29:2


Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal:
"The Lord knows ..." ~ 2nd Timothy 2:19

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... no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 3:9-17


... built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, ... ~ Ephesians 2:19-22


The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. ...
~ Psalm 118:22-24


... ~ X

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The Bible is our Complete Guide

... that the man of God may be complete, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16-17

... has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, ...
~ 2nd Peter 1:3


... which was once for all delivered to the saints. ~ Jude 1:3

For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.
~ Acts 20:27


... but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
~ 2nd Peter 1:20-21


The words of the LORD are pure words ...
You shall preserve them from this generation forever. ~ Psalm 12:6-7


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper
than any two-edged sword, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12


As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; ...
~ Psalm 18:30


The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; ... ~ Psalm 19:7

The entirety of Your word is truth, ... ~ Psalm 119:160

... but as it is in truth, the word of God, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13

... Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, ... ~ Proverbs 30:5-6

... If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues ...
~ Revelation 22:18


... For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
and you are complete in Him, ... ~ Colossians 2:8-10


... You have magnified Your word above all Your name. ~ Psalm 138:2

If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. ... ~ 1st Peter 4:11   

The Bible gives us the necessary information for our salvation.
    There is no authority in scripture to add or to practice anything else    
than what is written and delivered by God, the Holy Spirit,
and Jesus Christ.


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Rightly Dividing God's Word (Old Covenant Done Away)

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15

... And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
~ Colossians 1:13-17


... the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, ... ~ Galatians 3:24-25

... I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; ...
~ Hebrews 8:7-10


... "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete ... ~ Hebrews 8:13

... He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, ...
~ Hebrews 9:15-17


... He takes away the first that He may establish the second. ...
~ Hebrews 10:9-10


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XXXX10 Commandments ~ Part of Law Done AwayXXXX

"... things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses."
~ Acts 13:38-39


... But now we have been delivered from the law, ... ~ Romans 7:4-7

... how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 3:3-11


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XXThe Purpose of The Old Testament For ChristiansXX

... things were written before were written for our learning, ...
~ Romans 15:4


Now all these things happened to them as examples, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 10:11


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XXThe Purpose of The New Testament For ChristiansXX

... for by the law is knowledge of sin. ~ Romans 3:20

... by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; ... ~ Galatians 2:16

... that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. ~ Hebrews 10:4

... we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, ...
~ Ephesians 1:7


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XXXXXXGospel of Christ: The Only True ReligionXXXXXX

"Nor is there salvation in any other, ... ~ Acts 4:12

... "I am the way, the truth, and the life. ... ~ John 14:6

... for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
~ John 8:24


... all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.'
~ John 15:15


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Consequence of Sin

For the wages of sin is death, ... ~ Romans 6:23

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. ...
~ 1st John 3:8


... he who turns a sinner from error of his way will save a soul from death ...
~ James 5:20


"... righteous ... scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and sinner appear?"
~ 1st Peter 4:18


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XXXXXXXXXXXXWhy Jesus Came To EarthXXXXXXXXXXXX

... God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, ...
~ Galatians 4:1-4


... to seek and to save that which was lost." ~ Luke 19:10

... that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, ...
~ 1st Timothy 1:15


... that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
~ Hebrews 2:9


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Who May Be Saved?

"... whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
~ John 3:16


... whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him."
~ Acts 10:34-35


... desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
~ 1st Timothy 2:4


"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, ..." ~ Matthew 11:28-29

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XXXXXXXXXXXWhat Must I Do To Be Saved?XXXXXXXXXXX

"Repent, ... be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ ..." ~ Acts 2:37-41

... when they believed ... ~ Acts 8:12

... "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." ... ~ Acts 8:26-39

... he arose and was baptized. ~ Acts 9:18

'... wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.' ~ Acts 22:16

... to be baptized in the name of the Lord. ... ~ Acts 10:44-48

... tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved. ...
~ Acts 11:13-15


... "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, ..."
~ Acts 16:30-33


... hearing, believed and were baptized. ~ Acts 18:8

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Necessity of Faith

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, ... ~ Hebrews 11:1-13

"... if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." ~ John 8:24

"... No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~ John 14:6

'... all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.'
~ John 15:15


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Necessity of Repentance

... unless you repent you will all likewise perish. ~ Luke 13:3

... unless you repent you will all likewise perish. ~ Luke 13:5

... "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ ..."
~ Acts 2:38


  "... God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, ..."
~ Acts 17:30
 

... that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. ...
~ 2nd Peter 3:9-10


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XXXXXXXXNecessity of Confessing One's FaithXXXXXXXX

"... whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess ..."
~ Matthew 10:32-33


... with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ~ Romans 10:9-10

..."I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." ~ Acts 8:37

... but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, ... ~ John 12:42

Would you choose the fear of men over the fear of God?

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Necessity of Baptism

... before His coming, the baptism of repentance to all ... ~ Acts 13:24

... should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus."
... ~ Acts 19:4-5


"He who believes and is baptized will be saved; ... ~ Mark 16:16

... be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; ...
~ Acts 2:38


'... Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins,
calling on the name of the Lord.' ~ Acts 22:16


... we were buried with Him through baptism into death, ... ~ Romans 6:3-5

... you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. ~ Galatians 3:27

... - baptism ( ... toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, ...
~ 1st Peter 3:21


... unless one is born of water and the Spirit, ... ~ John 3:5

... that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water ...
~ Ephesians 5:25-27


... He saved us, through the washing of regeneration ... ~ Titus 3:5

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How We Obtain Faith

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing ... ~ Romans 10:17

... that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, ...
~ John 20:30-31


... and receive with meekness the implanted word, ... ~ James 1:21

 To obtain faith one must submit above all and remain 
vigilant and truly work to obey, learn God's will.
God simply asks, "Do you Love Me?"
(Mark 12:30)

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REFERENCE ON BAPTISM


... one Lord, one faith, one baptism; ... ~ Ephesians 4:5

... also an antitype which now saves us - baptism ... ~ 1st Peter 3:18-22

... with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ~ Romans 10:9-10

... we shall be saved from wrath through Him. ~ Romans 5:9

... were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? ...
~ Romans 6:3-7


For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
~ Galatians 3:27


... it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; ... ~ Galatians 2:20

     As for our new covenant with God, enduring faith will deliver us.     
It is not about petty words of man but the Word Given of by God.


... And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith. ...
~ 1st John 5:4-8



Eternal
DEATH
Lust
Concieve
Sin
Death
                Baptism
Confess
Repent
Faith

LIFE
Eternal

         Christ died for our sins.          
               to show us the way to          
               Repentance.          
                          CRUCIFIXION   
           "OLD LIFE"                IS AS TO   
                 <──────            REPENTANCE.   
     Romans 6:5-6
               BAPTISM OBLIGATES          
               (AS A BURIAL)          
               A PERSON TO HAVE          
               SINCERELY REPENTED.          
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BURIAL ↘\/↗ RESURECTION

Psalm 53:2
The Lord Lives
to Pull us Home.


       "NEW LIFE"
       ──────>

       BAPTISM OBLIGATES
       (AS A RESURRECTION)
       A PERSON TO TRULY
       LIVE A NEW LIFE.
↓↑   
DEAD TO SIN     FREE FROM GUILT
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXWhat Baptism IsXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

... because there was much water there. ... ~ John 3:23

... went down into the water, and he baptized him. ... ~ Acts 8:38-39

Baptism = Immersion

... we were buried with Him through baptism into death, ... ~ Romans 6:4

... which you also were raised with Him through faith ... ~ Colossians 2:12

No where in the Bible is the sprinkling of water implied concerning baptism. To the contrary, Ďmuch water, down into, and buriedí implies an actual immersion. Is arguing semantics more important than security in the knowledge of obedience without argument; only in faith to do whatever is required to the best of our unambiguous abilities? The risk involving mortal arguments is too great concerning our eternal lives. We have been commanded to obey, submit to Christ and to consciously find this through Him and His baptism. Clearly, Jesus Christ Himself was immersed in the Jordan River, and neither was He baptized from a glittering pan of gold nor an ornately dressed Pharisee (Matthew 3:13-16), (Mark 1:9-11).

Baptism of the Holy Spirit was only on Pentecost
and here below at the house of Cornelius.


... "Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized
who have recieved the Holy Spirit ... ~ Acts 10:44-48


JOHN'S
BAPTISM OF
REPENTANCE
Mark 1:8
Acts 19:4
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Heb.9:15
Rom.3:25-28
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GREAT COMMISION
WATER BAPTISM

FOR    
REMISSION    
OF SINS    
2nd Thess. 1:8   
Jeremiah 23:29  
John 12:47-48  
John 5:22-29   

Luke 3:16     
Matthew 3:11-12 
Hebrews 12:29  
Acts 22:16                   
                         1st Cor. 3:11-15
 ↖\│/↗
          1st Peter 3:21 , 1:7       Begun
──────> Until the return of Christ
    Ephesians 1:7
Baptism is where we meet the Blood of the Lamb.



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... Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation ... ~ 1st Corinthians 3:11-15

God loudly calls as He waits for each one of us to return through His Son.
No matter how righteous our actions none authorize salvation.
Plainly scripture says that only in His life can salvation be had.


... we shall be saved by His life. ... ~ Romans 5:8-11

An entrance to His sheltering grace is offered for true hearts.

... Prepare to meet your God ... ~ Amos 4:12

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. ~ Hebrews 10:31

... if they do not obey, They shall perish by the sword,
And they shall die without knowledge. ... ~ Job 36:10-12


~ Obey from the heart ... or die.

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XXXXXXXXXConversions + in The Book of ACTSXXXXXXXXX
                                              John 6:45        Rom. 10:17       John 3:16      Mk 1:14-15     Rom. 14:11        Gal. 3:27       Titus 2:11
JESUS SPEAKS
Mark 16:16
Mark 16:15
Taught
John 6:45
Hear
Heb. 11:6
Believe
Luke 3:3
Repent
Rom. 10:9-10
Confess
1Pet. 3:21
Baptism
2Tim. 2:10
Saved
Jerusalem 1: 1, 3 4 5
Pentecost 2: 40 33, 37 44 37-38 38, 41 47
Samaritans 8: 5 6 12, 13 12, 13
Eunuch 8: 35 36, 37 37 38 39
Saul 9: 18
Saul 22: 3, 10 7, 14-15 16 16
Cornelius 10: 34, 42 22, 33 43 48 43
Lydia 16: 13 14 14 15 30-31
Jailer 16: 21, 32 31 33 33
Corinthians 18: 8 8 8
John's Disciples 19: 5, 26 2 4 5
3: 22-23 19
4: 2, 18 12
5: 25, 28, 42 31
8: 22
11: 26 18 16 14
13: 12 7, 44 39 24 24
15: 1, 35 7 7, 11 11
17: 21, 32 30
18: 11, 25 25
20: 20 21
21: 21
23: 8
24: 14 14
26: 29 27 20
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Necessity Of An Obedient Faith

... shall enter the kingdom of heaven, ... ~ Matthew 7:21

... eternal salvation to all who obey Him. ~ Hebrews 5:8-9

... on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 1:7-9


   Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. ...
~ 1st John 2:3-5
  

... a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. ... ~ James 2:24-26

... avails anything, but faith working through love. ~ Galatians 5:6

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How The Child of God Obtains Forgiveness

... sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
~ 1st John 2:2


... If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us ...
~ 1st John 1:7-9


    ... Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps ...  
~ Acts 8:20-23


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Importance of the Church

... and on this rock I will build My church, ... ~ Matthew 16:18

Peter = Petra = Pebble
Mere mortal worshippers inappropriately associate Peter as ďthe rockĒ.
As Peter did, so should we stand on the rock that is Christ.


... and that Rock was Christ. ~ 1st Corinthians 10:4

Let there be no confusion,
Peterís confession that Christ was the Son of God
is the core of Christís church, to admit He (Christ) is.

Peter, an elder, was not appointed "pope" by God and he was married.


... I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, ...
~ 1st Peter 5:1


... into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother ... ~ Matthew 8:14

Scripturally the apostles were allowed to be married.

Do we have no right to take along a believing wife,
as do also the other apostles, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 9:5


God wills His Church for all, via His word in scripture.
God certainly does not desire false churches of man.


... speaking lies in hypocricy, having their own conscience seared
with a hot iron, forbididding to marry, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3


We are asked to teach, watch, and warn ...

The Catholic Church has made a serious error by incorporating popes
and its' flamboyant practice of idol worship, ~ not to mention they re-
sacrifice Christ at every mass for sin; unsubstantiated transubstantiation.
Like many religions, Catholics trivialize and dilute the true word of God
and put many good serving souls in jeopardy by not knowing and teaching
the one living God of the Bible. The Jews (men) added religious practices
that Jesus found offensive. Souls seeking God will see this truth and we
all must choose God over man to be approved by Him. It is His church.
We are called to worship and pray to God and not to man nor angel.

Christ gave of all His flesh and blood to bring forth the Body of His Word.
ONCE.


... He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. ...
~ Hebrews 9:24-28


Christ asks us to put off sin.

... that you put off, concerning your former conduct, ... ~ Ephesians 4:17-24

FACT: Christians are those who follow and obey
the words of Christ's teachings found in the Bible.

CONCLUSION: Christians are not Christians if they do not follow Christ but doctrines of there own making, and also would be any such institution masking their own
social agendas with ďreligionĒ, no matter the name.

"... 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'"
~ Matthew 4:10


Does God transform us (as called for) or do we transform Him (to fit our desires)?
The Incorrect View The Correct View
People determine the standard People discover the standard
People are originators of the standard People are dependant on the standard
People enforce the standard People are ministers of the standard
People regulate the standard People are recognizers of the standard
People judge the standard People are witness to the standard
People are the master of the standard People are servants of the standard

... do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, ... ~ Romans 16:18

The church is instituted for Godís pleasure, not manís, and for manís salvation.
Reject or modify the church of God *Christ and find His wrath on the last day.
Wooing cults and skewing fictitious doctrines often justify lust and self indulgence.
The church to eternal life is more important than manís finite gratification.
Excuses men make and God will not accept them.

Manís heretic religious constructions are more often constructed
due to individuals desires for power and unadulterated lust.
Drop the facades of pretentious desire to know:
True church is found through Jesus Christ, not men.
It is His church.
Did Jesus ask us to build on a rock or the sand?
Do we treat His once delivered word as a rock or sand?

HE is not divided nor an author of confusion.
Satan desires many contradicting doctrines.


"... sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man
who built his house on the rock: ..." ~ Matthew 7:24-27


Church is not specific to location but in all that is reverently
spiritual and Christ did not call for ornate temples.


"... let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses,
and one for Elijah" --not knowing what he said. ... ~ Luke 9:33-36


Church is found where you're at, central to thy self.
To find Christ's church is to find, know, yourself.
It is the path one walks in confidence.
God calls for One family body.
Important for you.
Exciting!
Trust
Him
.
"... to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood."
~ Acts 20:28


... having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, ...
~ Ephesians 2:20


... between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, ... ~ Luke 16:23-26

It was important enough for Jesus to die for it so that those
who would follow Him might live in the knowledge of truth.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE ROCK.
It is vital to be in "His" church.
                Ü

... I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
~ Galatians 2:20


Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:1

'... For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." ~ Luke 17:21

... let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
~ Psalm 95:1


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How To Enter The Church

Read the book of Acts.

Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; ... ~ Acts 2:41

  ... first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread,  
~ Acts 20:7


... the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
~ Acts 2:47


And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, ... ~ Acts 5:14

You don't accidentally fall into the church.

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There is One Church

   ... that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, ... ~ John 17:20-21   

... one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, ...
~ Ephesians 4:4-6


... gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body,
... ~ Ephesians 1:22-23


... The churches of Christ greet you. ~ Romans 16:16

... so we, being many, are one body in Christ, ... ~ Romans 12:4-5

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Denominational Division is Sinful

... and that there be no divisions among you, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:10-13

... there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 3:3

... jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, ...
~ Galatians 5:19-23


... by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
~ Romans 16:17-18


Our Lord God has been specific in times past and swift to punish
those whom would ignore the letter of His word.


... So fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, ... ~ Leviticus 10:1-3


His command is unambiguously clear throughout the Bible,
obey or die and all should know this,
including those who choose to ignore it.

Worldly verses Spiritual religion.

Open hearts hear embracing love peaceably
while closed ones harden embittered in the self,
~ and so shall Godís inheritance be to souls as they rise
before His kingdom of eternal Love reaping as they have sown.

Would we choose doctrines of man over the will of God?


Thus says the Lord: "Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, ...
~ Jeremiah 6:16


"... that they may be made perfect in one, ..." ~ John 17:20-23

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not
have God. ... ~ 2nd John 1:9


... that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 4:6-7


Making up your own rules does not follow the word of God.

"... Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, ..." ~ 1st Samuel 15:22-23

"... I desire mercy and not sacrifice. ..." ~ Matthew 9:13

... "We ought to obey God rather than men." ~ Acts 5:29

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Terms Used to Refer to the Church and Churches

... and on this rock I will build My church, ... ~ Matthew 16:18

... has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God ... ~ Acts 20:28

To the church of God which is at Corinth, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:2

... to the general assembly and church of the firstborn ... ~ Hebrews 12:23

... The churches of Christ greet you. ~ Romans 16:16

 ... Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, ... ~ Colossians 1:24 

... God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. ~ Revelation 21:2

... in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, ...
~ 1st Timothy 3:15


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Terms Used to Refer to Those in the Church

  ... And the disciples were first called Chirstians in Antioch. ~ Acts 11:25-26  

... "You almost persuade me to become a Christian." ~ Acts 26:28

... Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure ...
~ Luke 12:31-32


... to the general assembly and church of the firstborn ...
~ Hebrews 12:23-24


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Orginization of the Church

And He is the head of the body, the church, ... ~ Colossians 1:18

... as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own ...
~ Ephesians 5:24


... they had appointed elders in every church, ... ~ Acts 14:23

  ... he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. ~ Acts 20:17  

... take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, ... ~ Acts 20:28

... A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, ...
~ 1st Timothy 3:1-7


... appoint elders in every city as I commanded you ... ~ Titus 1:5-9

... nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples ...
~ 1st Peter 5:1-4


... deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, ... ~ 1st Timothy 3:8-13

... who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: ... ~ Philippians 1:1

Called for Structure for the church of Christ:
CHRIST
/      |      \
Bishops   Bishops   Bishops
(Examples) (Elders) (2 or more)
/|\           /|\           /|\
Deacons   Deacons   Deacons

Each congregation should be centered on Christ
and not on an origination centered on man.


WINDOW
 
ON MAN
              WINDOW
     
     
     
ON GOD
... And if one breaks in error ...
X
ALL BREAKS
             
    X
     
     
PART BREAKS
Godís plan has a built in safety net.

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Role of Women in the Church

... the head of every man is Christ, the head of every woman is man, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 11:3


... I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over man, ...
~ 1st Timothy 2:11-12


     Let your women keep silent in the churches, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:34     

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Calling Preachers Reverand or Father

... Holy and awesome is His name. ~ Psalm 111:9

          ... Do not call anyone on earth your father; ... ~ Matthew 23:8-9          

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Can a Christian Fall Away and be Lost?

... or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles."
~ Matthew 13:20-21


... If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out ... ~ John 15:1-6

... him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. ~ 1st Corinthians 10:12

You have become estranged from Christ, ... ~ Galatians 5:4

... in the latter times some will depart from the faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1

... will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, ...
~ 2nd Timothy 4:1-4


... they are again entangled in them and overcome, ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:20-22

... having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward
destroyed those who did not believe. ~ Jude 1:5


"... But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him." ...
~ Hebrews 10:35-39


For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, ...
~ Hebrews 10:26


... "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 9:57-62


... my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached
to others, I myself should become disqualified. ~ 1st Corinthians 9:27


... - unless indeed you are disqualified. ~ 2nd Corinthians 13:5

"... and remove your lampstand from its place - unless you repent."
~ Revelation 2:4-5


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Fear

Truth Does Not Fear Investigation.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, ... ~ Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; ... ~ Proverbs 8:13

... be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;
For surely there is a hereafter, ... ~ Proverbs 23:17-18


Let all the earth fear the Lord; ... ~ Psalm 33:8

The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy. ~ Psalm 147:11


He will bless those who fear the Lord, Both small and great. ~ Psalm 115:13

Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
~ Psalm 128:1


The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? ... ~ Psalm 27:1

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? ~ Psalm 118:6

... fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. ...
~ Matthew 10:28-31


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, ...
~ 1st John 4:18-19


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love ...
~ 2nd Timothy 1:7


For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, ...
~ Romans 8:15-17


... "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled." ...
~ 1st Peter 3:13-17


"... Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
~ Luke 12:4-7


It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
~ Hebrews 10:31


And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation.
~ Luke 1:50


... ~

... ~

Love conquers fear.
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Worry

Depression and worry is a disease stealing freedom of heart. Depression causes a lack of focus crippling purpose and inspiration. Apathy swirls in helpless inactivity. Worry gasps upon the heart with anchors pulling the mind downward in gulping needles. Piercing without comfort, faith suffocates as the bowels release in deathís whining bite. Panicked misery without mercy as aches cry in silence. The pit cannot express the utter coughing upheaval. A release to faith filled in trusting His truths is the healing over troubles we all need, with love, for and from, those close to us. There is no fortune in the bitterness of worry.

... I say to you, do not worry about your life, ... ~ Matthew 6:25-34

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
~ John 14:1


"... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ~ John 14:27

... which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? ...
~ Luke 12:22-31


Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret - it only causes harm.
~ Psalm 37:8


Do not fret because of evildoers, ... ~ Proverbs 24:19

... Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, ...
~ Philippians 4:6-7


... casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. ~ 1st Peter 5:7

... forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those ...
~ Philippians 3:13-14


Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; ... ~ Psalm 55:22

... fear involves torment. But he who fears
has not been made perfect in love. ~ 1st John 4:18


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Grace

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
~ Titus 2:11


... law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came
through Jesus Christ. ~ John 1:16-17


... for you are not under law but under grace. ... ~ Romans 6:14-15

... that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
~ Hebrews 2:9


... His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace ...
~ Ephesians 1:7-10


... being justified freely by His grace through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus... ~ Romans 3:23-26


... with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, ...
~ Ephesians 2:4-9


... by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
~ Titus 3:4-7


... loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17


... grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ...
~ 2nd Peter 3:17-18


... For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods ...
~ Hebrews 13:9


... that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
~ Hebrews 4:15-16


(Justified)                   (Mercy)    
Righteousness                Through      
   ↗     ↘         ↙       ↖   
WORK FAITH GRACE
   ↘     ↗         ↘       ↗   
    Compleated                   Access           
(Believe)                   (Justified)  

God's Riches At Christ's Expense

man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, ...
~ Galatians 2:16


Belief = Work

... "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
~ John 6:29


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Grace envelopes creation offering forgiveness from error.
Grace is larger than all the cumulative sins throughout time.
Works cannot obtain Grace where a humble grateful heart is required.
Without His called for good works, Grace fades if favor is just of self.
Grace is a creation of love.


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Promises

While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat,
Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease." ~ Genesis 8:22


"... in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." ~ Genesis 12:3

... time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham,
the people grew and multiplied in Egypt ... ~ Acts 7:17


... to bring them up from that land to a good and large land,
to a land flowing with milk and honey, ... ~ Exodus 3:8


"... has not failed one word of all His good promise,
which He promised through His servant Moses." ~ 1st Kings 8:56


From this man's seed, according to the promise,
God raised up for Israel a Savior - Jesus - ~ Acts 13:23


For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham
or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. ...
~ Romans 4:13-22


... Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith
in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. ... ~ Galatians 3:13-22


And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed,
and heirs according to the promise. ~ Galatians 3:29


"... whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
~ John 3:16


"... for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life."
~ Matthew 19:28-29


... God shall supply all your need according to His riches
in glory by Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19


... "I will never leave you nor forsake you." ~ Hebrews 13:5-6

... you will find rest for your souls. ... ~ Matthew 11:28-30

... has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:1-7

... that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and
partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, ... ~ Ephesians 3:6


"For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are
afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." ~ Acts 2:39


... been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through
these you may be partakers of the divine nature, ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:3-4


... we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth
in which righteousness dwells. ~ 2nd Peter 3:13


For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done
the will of God, you may receive the promise: ... ~ Hebrews 10:36


The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, ... not willing that any
should perish but that all should come to repentance. ~ 2nd Peter 3:9


... those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
~ Hebrews 9:15


... hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie,
promised before time began, ... ~ Titus 1:2


And this is the promise that He has promised us - eternal life. ~ 1st John 2:25

... no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
~ Psalm 84:11


... imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
~ Hebrews 6:11-12


... If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are
written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book
of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, ...
~ Revelation 22:17-20


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Covenants

God has ordained covenants that we might have life.

"... knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day
that you eat of it you shall surely die." ~ Genesis 2:16-17


"... For dust you are, And to dust you shall return." ~ Genesis 3:16-19

Adam did not remain loyal to God.

But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark ...
~ Genesis 6:18-22


... I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, ...
~ Genesis 9:8-11


God's covenants with Noah were fulfilled as he and his families
were saved from the flood; His rainbow remains.


... I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of
the covenant between Me and the earth. ... ~ Genesis 9:12-19


"... And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." ~ Genesis 12:1-3

Covenants and promises are made to Abraham.

... the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
"To your descendants I have given this land, ..." ~ Genesis 15:18-21


... My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
~ Genesis 17:3-13


... He promised to give it to him for a possession,
and to his descendants after him. ... ~ Acts 7:5-8


A covenant (Law) is established with the Jews through Moses.
The law was added to the promise because of transgressions or sin.


... The Lord did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, ...
~ Deuteronomy 5:1-3


... I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, ...
~ 2nd Samuel 7:12-17


A covenant is established with David.

... He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ... ~ 2nd Samuel 23:1-7

... Give to the Lord the glory due His name; ... ~ 1st Chronicles 16:13-36

... build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, ...
~ 1st Chronicles 28:2-10


... Solomon ...
... have not kept My covenant and My statutes, ... ~ 1st Kings 11:1-13


The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant. ~ Psalm 25:14


... I have made a covenant with My chosen, ... ~ Psalm 89:1-4

                                ┌─> The law was given to Israel.
... His statutes and His judgments to Israel. He has not dealt thus with any
nation; ... ~ Psalm 147:19-20


... Why do we deal treacherously with one another By profaning
the covenant of the fathers? ~ Malachi 2:8-10


The perfect law faces an imperfect world.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been
sought for a second. ... ~ Hebrews 8:7-13


... law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
~ John 1:16-17


... But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law,
kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. ... ~ Galatians 3:23-29


... of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has
taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. ~ Colossians 2:14


... He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for
the redemption of the transgressions under the first ... ~ Hebrews 9:12-15


... He takes away the first that He may establish the second. ...
~ Hebrews 10:9-10


"... For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many
for the remission of sins. ..." ~ Matthew 26:26-29


... "This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. ..."
~ Mark 14:22-25


... "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
~ Luke 22:19-20


God has given us His universe so that we may experience life.

... "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit." ... ~ Luke 23:45-47

... the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; ...
~ Matthew 27:50-53


... "Truly this Man was the Son of God!" ~ Mark 15:37-39

"... the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of Me." ~ 1st Corinthians 11:23-25


The New Testament exclusively holds Godís present covenant with us
enabling the widest spread of salvation ever offered by God.


... through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
~ Hebrews 9:27-10:10


... have been brought near by the blood of Christ ... ~ Ephesians 2:11-16

Salvation is open to all by the word of God.

... Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again
with a yoke of bondage. ~ Galatians 4:21-5:1

Ishmael
Hagar - Bondservant
No Inheritance
Mt. Sinai - Law of Moses

Slave
Isaac
Sarah - Wife
Heir
Jerusalem - Promise - Christ

Free
The Promise stands above the Old Law.

... no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, ...
~ Galatians 3:11-14


The Old Law just held condemnation for all
but now through Christ we may have redemption.


Where do we NOW stand with God?
Old
Covenant
Inactive For
Israel
Levitical
Priesthood
Obsolete Faulty Kills Fleshly
Circumcision
Vanished
Away
Fulfilled
New
Covenant
Active For All Christians;
Each a Priest
Permanant Perfect Gives
Life
Spiritual
Circumcision
Appeared Begun

... things were written before were written for our learning, ...
~ Romans 15:4


... you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that
you may be married to another - to Him who was raised ... ~ Romans 7:1-4


All had committed spiritual adultery against the old law,
but Christ, as the husband, died to release us from her bondage.


For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also
a change of the law. ~ Hebrews 7:12


... to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator
of the new covenant, ... ~ Hebrews 12:22-24


The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,
but is longsuffering toward us, ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:9-10


... since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought
you to be in holy conduct and godliness, ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:11-12


And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb ...
~ Revelation 22:3-5


... the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23

GOD'S COVENANTS WITH MAN
HEAVEN  
   ADAM ──>We Still Die (Wages of sin). ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─>









  
  ( ↑ Commanded )
NOAH ──>┤ The Rainbow Remains. ────────────────────────────────────>

(Nation) Veil            
ABRAHAM ───────┬────────────────────>


(Land)    ( Promises Through Your Seed )      
MOSES ─> 613 Laws Ü ── CHRIST IS ──>
       Shadow of Things to Come.       
└─────── DAVID ─────────>


Torn            
      SPACE(S) IN TIME

HELL  

The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; ...
~ Deuteronomy 33:27


Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 15:24-28


... once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land
of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. ... ~ Jude 1:5-7


... keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of
our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. ~ Jude 1:21


And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life,
and this life is in His Son. ~ 1st John 5:11


... having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation
to all who obey Him, ... ~ Hebrews 5:9-11


"... I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them," ...
~ Hebrews 10:16-17


What are the three letters in the middle of heart
and why can we not see the simplicity of God?


... pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. ...
~ 1st Timothy 6:11-16


... when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 3:7-18


... we have a building from God, a house not made with hands,
eternal in the heavens. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:1


Disregarding the fear of God and what he has delivered for us to know,
is what kills the truth as man pursues false doctrines made of man.


... I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly
for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. ~ Jude 1:3


For a testament is in force after men are dead, since
it has no power at all while the testator lives. ~ Hebrews 9:17


... covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it.
~ Galatians 3:15


... if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than
what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. ... ~ Galatians 1:8-9


... if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a
different gospel which you have not accepted -- you may well put up with it!
~ 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4


... If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words,
even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords
with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes
and arguments over words ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:3-5


For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but
according to their own desires, because they have itching ears,
they will heap up for themselves teachers; ~ 2nd Timothy 4:3


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Holy Spirit

* UNDER CONSTRUCTION *

... And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
~ Genesis 1:2


You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of
the earth. ~ Psalm 104:30


By His Spirit He adorned the heavens; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
~ Job 26:13


Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
~ Psalm 139:7


Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take
Your Holy Spirit from me. ~ Psalm 51:11


The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
~ Job 33:4


"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
~ John 4:24


The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
... ~ Romans 8:16


... Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
~ 1st Corinthians 2:10-11


CHARACTER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1. "... ~ He will teach you all things, ..." John 14:26
2. "... bring to your remembrance ..." ~ John 14:26
3. "... He will guide you into all truth; ..." ~ John 16:13
4. "... He will tell you things to come." ~ John 16:13
      HELPER John 15:26
      COMFORTER Acts 9:31
      HE John 16:7-8
      SPIRIT OF TRUTH John 16:13
      SPIRIT OF OUR GOD 1st Corinthians 6:11
      SPIRIT OF HIS SON Galatians 4:4-6
      SPIRIT OF CHRIST Romans 8:9
      SPIRIT OF HIM Romans 8:10-11
      ETERNAL SPIRIT Hebrews 9:14
      ONE SPIRIT Ephesians 4:4-6

... before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
~ Matthew 1:18


The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and ...
~ Isaiah 11:2


... "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel ..." ~ Luke 4:17-21


... grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy,
... ~ Isaiah 63:10


"... on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication;
then they will look on Me whom they pierced. ..." ~ Zechariah 12:10


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of
a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7


For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the
law of sin and death. ~ Romans 8:2


"I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the
Holy Spirit." ~ Mark 1:8


... saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.
... ~ Mark 1:9-11


"... from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
~ John 3:8


... Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself
without spot to God, ... ~ Hebrews 9:14


"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, ..."
~ John 14:26


... for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
~ Acts 2:38


... has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: ...
~ Ephesians 3:3-5


... also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land."
~ Zechariah 13:2


... various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
~ Hebrews 2:3-4


... manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: ...
~ 1st Corinthians 12:7-11


Miraculous Gifts Given Through the Holy Spirit
1. Word of wisdom
2. Word of knowledge
3. Faith
4. Healings
5. Working of miracles
6. Prophecy
7. Discerning of spirits
8. Different kinds of tongues 
9. Interpretation of tongues

... walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit,
they were multiplied. ~ Acts 9:31


We have the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

... For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God,
for God does not give the Spirit by measure. ... ~ John 3:34-36

     An infinite measure. <─┘

"... for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized
with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." ... ~ Acts 1:5-8


... the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
~ Acts 1:26


When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord
in one place. ~ Acts 2:1


And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak
with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. ~ Acts 2:4


And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?
~ Acts 2:8


... "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you,
and heed my words." ~ Acts 2:14


Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done
through the apostles. ~ Acts 2:43


The Apostles received a baptismal measure with power.

... Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. ...
~ Acts 8:15-19


The disciples had a miraculous measure.

"For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off,
as many as the Lord our God will call." ~ Acts 2:39


"And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit
whom God has given to those who obey Him." ~ Acts 5:32


Today, we have a common measure in a relationship with God.
Originally the Holy Spirit guided the Apostles by speaking to them.

HOLY SPIRIT MEASURE

Jesus Christ
Without Measure
Apostle's
Baptismal Measure
Disciples
Miraculous Measure
People Today Common Measure

We now obtain the Holy Spirit through His word in scripture.

... the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; ...
~ John 16:13-14


... not in words which man's wisdom teaches
but which the Holy Spirit teaches, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 2:13


There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope ...
~ Ephesians 4:4


... but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. ... ~ Romans 8:9-11

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25

"... for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have."
~ Luke 24:39


... Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, ...
~ Romans 8:26-27


... whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, ...
~ Matthew 12:31-32


And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed ...
~ Ephesians 4:30


... "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest ..."
~ Luke 1:35


"... for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." ~ Matthew 1:20

... having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, ...
~ Ephesians 1:13-14


... through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, ...
~ Romans 15:30


... in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, ...
~ Matthew 28:19


... Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:14


... you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; ...
~ Acts 1:8


... the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, ... ~ John 15:26

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:17


... God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:19


... you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? ...
~ 1st Corinthians 3:16-17


... glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:19-20


... He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: ...
~ John 16:7-13


... But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified ...
~ 1st Corinthians 6:11


What will the Holy Spirit Do?
Sin Wash
Righteousness Sanctified
Judgment Justified

... received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 2:10-16


... holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
keep yourselves in the love of God, ... ~ Jude 1:20-21


... ~

... the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. ...
~ Matthew 12:30-33


... he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, ...
~ Mark 3:28-30


"... You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you."
~ Acts 7:51


... I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
~ 1st Timothy 1:13


... ~

... tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,
... ~ Hebrews 6:4-6


... but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
~ 2nd Peter 1:20-21


No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 8:8

"... For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit
would fail before Me, And the souls which I have made." ~ Isaiah 57:15-16


"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words
you will be condemned." ~ Matthew 12:37


If you conclude God is evil then you judge God (condemn Him)
and so shall one be judged.

For the soul is our identity and the spirit is what sustains us.
We must learn to choose the Spirit of God over the spirit of Man.


Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me
by Your generous Spirit. ~ Psalm 51:12


... no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 12:1-4


"... we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit
whom God has given to those who obey Him." ~ Acts 5:29-32


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The Sabbath

"... that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not."
~ Exodus 16:4


God made the Sabbath so man would remember Him (God).

... "This is what the Lord has said: Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest,
a holy Sabbath to the Lord. ..." ~ Exodus 16:15-31


... Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. ... ~ Exodus 35:1-3

A test of loyalty.

... the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. ~ Exodus 20:8-11

You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the Lord.
~ Leviticus 19:30


... You made known to them Your holy Sabbath, ... ~ Nehemiah 9:13-14

... purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions,
till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; ... ~ Galatians 3:19


... that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. ...
~ Exodus 31:12-18


".. they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are
read every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him." ~ Acts 13:27


"... mercy and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.
For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." ... ~ Matthew 12:1-12


Would we audaciously judge God?

... "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. ..."
~ Mark 2:27-28


... "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."
~ John 5:17


... "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath." ... ~ Luke 6:5-11

Jesus is the Sabbath found in the rest (peace) of our souls.

... a slave in the land of Egypt, ... God brought you out ... therefore ...
God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day. ... ~ Deuteronomy 5:12-15


... You made known to them Your holy Sabbath, And commanded them
precepts, statutes and laws, By the hand of Moses ... ~ Nehemiah 9:13-14


... that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them.
~ Ezekiel 20:10-12


... this is the burnt offering for every Sabbath, besides the regular
burnt offering with its drink offering. ~ Numbers 28:9-10


The grinding ordeal, none where found obedient...

"... But they did not obey nor incline their ear, but made their neck stiff,
that they might not hear nor receive instruction." ~ Jeremiah 17:21-23


... "All too well you reject the commandment of God,
that you may keep your tradition. ..." ~ Mark 7:9-13


God NOW wills us to rise in to a more explicate truth.

... angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? ...
~ John 7:21-24


... "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil,
to save life or to kill?" ... ~ Mark 3:4


Jesus never taught the Sabbath would be part of the new covenant.

God wants us all the time, everyday.

1 "You shall have no other gods before Me." ~ Exodus 20:3
... turn from these useless things to the living God, ... ~ Acts 14:15
2   "... carved image ... you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. ..." ~ Exodus 20:4-5  
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. ~ 1st John 5:21
3 "... not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, ..." ~ Exodus 20:7
... do not swear, either by heaven or by earth ... ~ James 5:12
4 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." ~ Exodus 20:8
NO CORRESPONDING PASSAGES
5 "Honor your father and your mother, ..." ~ Exodus 20:12
... "Honor your father and mother," ... ~ Ephesians 6:1-3
6 "You shall not murder." ~ Exodus 20:13
... "You shall not murder," ~ Romans 13:9
7 "You shall not commit adultery." ~ Exodus 20:14
... Neither ... adulterers ... will inherit the kingdom of God. ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
8 "You shall not steal." ~ Exodus 20:15
Let him who stole steal no longer, ... ~ Ephesians 4:28
9 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." ~ Exodus 20:16
... Do not lie to one another, ... ~ Colossians 3:9
  10   "You shall not covet ... anything that is your neighbor's." ~ Exodus 20:17
... put to death ... covetousness, which is idolatry. ~ Colossians 3:5

Now all these things happened to them as examples,
and they were written for our admonition, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 10:6-11


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Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:17


Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and
do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. ~ Galatians 5:1


... which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey. ~ Acts 1:12

... gates to be shut, and charged that they must not be opened till
after the Sabbath. ... ~ Nehemiah 13:19


"... did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read
every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him." ~ Acts 13:27


"For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in
every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath." ... ~ Acts 15:21-24


Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths
reasoned with them from the Scriptures, ... ~ Acts 17:2-3


... So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or
a new moon or sabbaths, ... ~ Colossians 2:14-17


Today we have the memorial of Christ (Lordís Supper)
as our remembrance of God and the resurrection of His Son.

Christians are called to be holy 24/7, not 'the' or 'a' day.


... in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ,
according to my gospel. ~ Romans 2:16


... present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,
which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1


... exhort one another daily, while it is call "Today," lest any of you
be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. ... ~ Hebrews 3:12-14


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If you do not know God, you have not found God.
Look to what God has said, not man.


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Faith Chain

TOP OF THE FAITH CHAIN:

  ↑   PRAISE
TRUST
      Confidence
LOVE
      Thankfulness
      Peace of God

HOPE
PATIENCE
BROTHERLY KINDNESS
GODLINESS
      Forgivingness
      Bearing with one another
      Longsuffering
      Meekness
      Humility
      Tender Mercies

CHARACTER
PERSEVERANCE
SELF-CONTROL
KNOWLEDGE
VIRTUE
BAPTISM
OBEY Ė CONFESS
REPENTANCE
BELIEVE
FAITH
HEAR


So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17


... glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
and perseverance, character; and character, hope. ~ Romans 5:3-4


... for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, ...
~ 2nd Peter 1:5-11


... count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. ~ James 1:2-4


... as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies,
kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; ... ~ Colossians 3:12-15


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Living Truths

... Let the waters abound with abundance of living creatures, ...
~ Genesis 1:20-21


"Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: ..."
~ Genesis 1:24


"... have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air,
and over every living thing that moves on the earth." ~ Genesis 1:26-28


For the word of God is living and powerful,
and sharper than any two-edged sword, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12


... the word of God which lives and abides forever, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:23

"... the one who received the living oracles to give to us, ..." ~ Acts 7:37-38

"... God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." ~ Matthew 22:30-32

But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God
and the everlasting King. ... ~ Jeremiah 10:10


... "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." ... ~ Matthew 16:16-18

... As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father,
so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. ... ~ John 6:54-58


"I am the living bread which came down from heaven. ..." ~ John 6:51

... "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you
would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." ~ John 4:7-14


He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,
out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." ~ John 7:38


... The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:45

... by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, ...
~ Hebrews 10:19-23


... His abundant mercy has beggotten us again to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:3-5


... as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer
up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ~ 1st Peter 2:4-5


... by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1


... a living dog is better than a dead lion. ~ Ecclesiastes 9:4

Living Creatures
Living Word
Living Oracles
Living God
Living Father
Living Bread
Living Water
Life-Giving Spirit
Living Way
Living Hope
Living Stones
Living Sacrifice

"See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that
I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, ..."
~ Deuteronomy 30:15-19


... "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death."
~ Jeremiah 21:8


God has repeatedly shown us the way to believe in Him and live!

"... he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life,
and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life."
~ John 5:24


"... But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life." ~ John 5:39-40

"... he who loses his life for My sake will find it." ~ Matthew 10:37-39

... but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. ...
~ Mark 8:35-38


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Faithful Sayings

    This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus    
came into the world to save sinners, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:15-17


This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop,
he desires a good work. ~ 1st Timothy 3:1


... we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God,
who is the Savior of all men, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:9-11


... This is a faithful saying, and these things
I want you to affirm constantly, ... ~ Titus 3:4-8


... For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:11-14

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17


... not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work,
this one will be blessed in what he does. ~ James 1:25


... let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
~ 1st John 3:18


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Reaching Perfection

... till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; ...
~ Ephesians 4:11-16


Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. ~ Psalm 50:2

... I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow,
and the third day I shall be perfected. ~ Luke 13:31-32


And having been perfected, He became the author of
eternal salvation to all who obey Him, ... ~ Hebrews 5:9


For by one offering He has perfected forever
those who are being sanctified. ~ Hebrews 10:14


Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that
we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. ~ Colossians 1:28


... to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven,
to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, ... ~ Hebrews 12:23


You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You. ~ Isaiah 26:3


... who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered
a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. ~ 1st Peter 5:10


... "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." ~ Matthew 19:16-21


"... But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good
to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and
persecute you, ... Therefore you shall be perfect, just as
your Father in heaven is perfect." ~ Matthew 5:43-48


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear
involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
~ 1st John 4:18


But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
~ Colossians 3:14


... If we love one another, God abides in us, and
His love has been perfected in us. ... ~ 1st John 4:12-16


Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness
in the day of judgement; because as He is, so are we in this world. ~ 1st John 4:17


... whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him.
By this we know that we are in Him. ~ 1st John 2:3-5


But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it,
and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, ... ~ James 1:25


... through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every
good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight,
through Jesus Christ, ... ~ Hebrews 13:20-21


... leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on
to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works
... ~ Hebrews 6:1-2


Do you see that faith was working together with his works,
and by works faith was made perfect? ~ James 2:22


Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected;
but I press on, that I may lay hold ... ~ Philippians 3:12-14


... If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man,
able also to bridle the whole body.~ James 3:1-2


  HEAVEN  
  ↑   CHRIST - The Perfect Man
    ↖ A SINNER - Diligently Pursuing the Will of God
(Spiritual)
         O   Decision for God or self
    ↙ A SINNER - Seeking self satisfaction > little concern for the welfare of all   
(Material)
  ↓   SATAN - Absolute Rebelion Away From God
  HELL  

... beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away
with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:14-18


... add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control,
to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness
brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. ~ 2nd Peter 1:3-7


For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren
nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:8-11


... He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. ... ~ Hebrews 5:7-10

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Saints

All are called to be saints of Jesus.
"hagios" = holy ones, true believers.
"Saints" is used in the Old and New Testaments, for God's people.


As for the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight." ~ Psalm 16:3


Sing praise to the LORD, You saints of His, And give thanks
at the remembrance of His holy name. ~ Psalm 30:4


Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
~ Psalm 34:9


... does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, ... ~ Psalm 37:28

"Gather My saints together to Me,
Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice." ~ Psalm 50:5


... He will speak peace To His people and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to folly. ~ Psalm 85:8


... He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. ~ Psalm 97:10


Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints. ~ Psalm 116:15

He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. ... ~ 1st Samuel 2:9-10


But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. ...
~ Romans 15:25-27


Saints are all the faithful now alive.
One does not physically die to become a saint, no scripture supports this.


... And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping
of the saints for the work of ministry, ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-16


... He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. ...
~ Romans 8:26-28


... faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. ~ Jude 1:3

... those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all ...
~ 1st Corinthians 1:2


... that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches
of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, ... ~ Ephesians 1:15-21


... no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints
and members of the household of God, ... ~ Ephesians 2:19-22


... the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations,
but now has been revealed to His saints. ... ~ Colossians 1:24-29


... with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height -
to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; ... ~ Ephesians 3:14-19


... fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be
named among you, as it is fitting for saints; ... ~ Ephesians 5:1-5


... being watchful to this end with all perseverance and suplication
for all the saints ... ~ Ephesians 6:17-20


... giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in the light. ~ Colossians 1:3-12


... Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun
in the kingdom of their Father. ... ~ Matthew 13:40-43


Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister
for those who will inherit salvation? ~ Hebrews 1:14


... as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood,
to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
~ 1st Peter 2:5


... washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings
and priests to His God and Father, ... ~ Revelation 1:5-6


For God is not the author of confusion but of peace,
as in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33


... desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance
of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those
who through faith and patience inherit the promises. ~ Hebrews 6:10-12


... clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
~ Revelation 19:8


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Saints are not angels.
Qualifying saints believe while angels eternally know.


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Angels

The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
And His kingdom rules over all. ~ Psalm 103:19-21


God made angels.

... Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire. ~ Psalms 104:3-5

Angels are individual spirits.

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister
for those who will inherit salvation? ~ Hebrews 1:13-14


Angel = Messenger of God.

"... nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels ..." ~ Luke 20:36

Angels are immortal.

Angel = Made of God
Angel = Spirit
Angel = Immortal
Angel = Messenger of God
Angel = Always Aware of God

"... angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven."
~ Matthew 18:10


Angels are always in the presence of the Lord.

... with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God ...
~ Luke 2:13-14


Angels worship God amazed by His eternal Glory.

All the angels stood around the throne ... and fell on their faces
before the throne and worshiped God ~ Revelation 7:11-12


Angels have superiour knowledge but are not all knowing.
Angels exhibit the desire to know.


... by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven - things which angels desire to look into.
~ 1st Peter 1:10-12


And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in
a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. ... ~ Exodus 3:2


... an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, ...
~ Acts 7:30

            


            GOD
             |
             |
             |
<─────┘

Moses
Pressence of God
\  |  /
─  FIRE  ─
/  |  \

 Angel of the Lord 
Serving Moses <─┘   └─> Doing the work of the Lord

Angels appear to do the will of the Lord.

... "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
~ Exodus 33:20


"Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God;
He has seen the Father." ~ John 6:46


Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting ...
~ Genesis 19:1-7


... an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; ...
~ Acts 12:6-11


The Bible tells us that angels appear to us as respected spirits
and can take the form of fire to men and anything in between.

The role of angels is multifaceted and they do what the Lord asks of them.


... I have come out to stand against you, because your way is perverse before Me.
... ~ Numbers 22:22-35


Angels have stood to block evil and can have the power of transparency.

For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water;
... then whoever stepped in first, ... was made well ... ~ John 5:4


Angels can use various methods affecting reality to heal or destroy.

... immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not
give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died. ~ Acts 12:23


Angels have the power to kill.

... a certain night that the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp
of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; ... ~ 2nd Kings 19:35


... And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it. ... ~ 1st Chronicles 21:14-15

"Or do you think ... He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?"
~ Matthew 26:53


Angels could save or destroy all of us if it was the will of God.

... "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent
His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, ... ~ Daniel 3:28


They miraculously defy the natural laws of our universe.

... "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and
behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, ... ~ Daniel 10:10-15


We are unaware of all the ongoings of heavenly battles
but is clear angels are involved.


... against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,
against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. ~ Ephesians 6:12


Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, ... ~ Jude 1:9

It is indicated that some angels hold higher authority.

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; ...
~ Revelation 12:7


... angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, ...
~ Revelation 9:11


And the angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, ... ~ Luke 1:19

Angels have identities and only a few of their names are revealed,
their countless number remain nameless to us, yet creations of God.


... And the Angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask My name,
seeing it is wonderful?" ... ~ Judges 13:17-21


... to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,
to an innumerable company of angels, ... ~ Hebrews 12:22


... He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword
which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. ~ Genesis 3:23-24


Cherubs are associated as being protectors or guardians.

... And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy
seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; ... ~ Exodus 25:17-22


The cherubim spread out their wings above, ... ~ Exodus 37:9

They also are associated with watching over the holy dwelling place of God.

... the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name, the LORD of Hosts,
who dwells between the cherubim. ... ~ 2nd Samuel 6:1-3


He rode upon a cherub, and flew; And He was seen
upon the wings of the wind. ~ 2nd Samuel 22:11


God uses cherub as a vehicle of conveyance.

... Inside the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olive wood,
each ten cubits high. ... ~ 1st Kings 6:22-35


... The cherubim appeared to have the form of a man's hand under their wings. ...
~ Ezekiel 10:1-11


Cherubs can have supernatural abilities of most spectacular living creatures.

... I knew they were cherubim. Each one had four faces and each one four wings,
... ~ Ezekiel 10:12-22


The cherub quality is even associated with men guarding over all goodness.

"... You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; ..."
~ Ezekiel 28:11-19


Seraphim are associated with burning fire or brilliant radiance.

Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: ... ~ Isaiah 6:1-6

The Bible says nothing concerning individual guardian angels.
~ To exalt angels is to give glory to them over God.  


The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them. ~ Psalm 34:7


For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
~ Psalm 91:11


Angels are in service to God and to all the ages of mankind.

No where in the Bible are we instructed to pray to angels, to the contrary.

... I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have
the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! ... ~ Revelation 19:10


"... I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of
those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." ~ Revelation 22:8-9


... For I have seen the Angel of the LORD face to face." Then the LORD said
to him, "Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die." ~ Judges 6:11-23


Premonitions and assurances have come through the words of angels.

"... who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it."
~ Acts 7:48-53


God uses angels to deliver His own truth.

... when the Angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the children of Israel,
that the people lifted up their voices and wept. ~ Judges 2:1-4


... the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants
the things which must shortly take place. ~ Revelation 22:6


Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go ..."
~ Acts 8:26-35


Angels instruct man to help man.
God prefers that man save himself through understanding
and following, obeying and growing in His righteous words.
~ And so, it has been left to man to collectively help himself.
Judgment will announce who is called in or thrust out.
True faith lays above the angels!


... if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you
than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. ~ Galatians 1:8


Angels no longer deliver oracles of instruction consequent to
the fulfillment of the Lord's will through the revelation of Jesus.


For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just reward, ... ~ Hebrews 2:2-4


For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak,
in subjection to angels. ... ~ Hebrews 2:5-7


For indeed He does not give aid to angels,
but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. ~ Hebrews 2:16


The role of Jesus is to assist humans obtain salvation, not to aid angels.

Christ, Angels, Cherubs, Seraphim, Ö

... Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, ...
~ Hebrews 1:1-10


We are told Christ is greater than any angel and He rules over them.

But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"? ~ Hebrews 1:13


... Praise Him, all His angels; ... ~ Psalm 148:1-5

... God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels,
~ 1st Timothy 3:16


The angels are witnesses to the greatness of Jesus on earth and in heaven.

... there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, ... ~ Luke 2:8-17


... Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God,
angels and authorities and powers having beeen made subject to Him.
~ 1st Peter 3:21-22


  GOD   SON
  FATHER  
SPIRIT
LAW
WORD
BY JESUS
↑   ↑   ↑   ↑   HEAVEN   ↑   ↑   ↑   ↑
↕ ANGELS ↕
  ↕  LAW
THRU ANGELS
 ↕  
↓   ↓   ↓   ↓   EARTH   ↓   ↓   ↓   ↓
MAN CHOICES

... The Son of Man will send out His angels and they will gather out of His kingdom
... the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. ...
~ Matthew 13:36-43


... at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked
from among the just, .... ~ Matthew 13:49-50


"For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels,
and then He will reward each according to his works." ~ Matthew 16:27


... whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess
before the angels of God. ~ Luke 12:8-9


"... I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels."
~ Revelation 3:5


True believers will be revealed in the presence of God and His angels.

"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven,
nor the Son, but only the Father." ~ Mark 13:32


... You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor. ~ Psalms 8:3-5


It is in man to be of noble character.

"Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright,
But they have sought out many schemes."
~ Ecclesiastes 7:29


Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers,
for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. ~ Hebrews 13:1-2


Through examples past, God challenges us to be more hospitable.

... So they said, "It is his angel." Now Peter continued knocking; and when
they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. ~ Acts 12:13-16


The term angel has been used to refer to an individual's spirit.

"When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, ..." ~ Matthew 12:43-45

Goodness is angelic while wickedness is demonic.
When purging demons of the self, one must fill the void by the calling of God.


... Even the demons believe -- and tremble! ~ James 2:18-19

Belief is a sign of consciousness; consciousness is a sign of life.
Demons possess their own lives as spirits do.


... did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons,
... ~ Revelation 9:20


... I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 10:20-21


God does not want us to have fellowship with demons or their evil nature.
Demons are not obedient to Godís will and cause hardship over creation.
The darkness of demons leaves the presence of God.


... "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion,"
because many demons had entered him. ~ Luke 8:30


Demons can join forces as do the angels assist angels.

... Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; ...
~ Proverbs 11:19-21


Angels are watchful as Godís creation unfolds.

... we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
~ 1st Corinthians 4:9


Heinous is the rejection of what God
has truthfully delivered to man throughout the ages.


And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
~ 2nd Corinthians 11:14


... "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven." ~ Luke 10:17-18

Lucifer appears only once in the Bible <─┐ ┌─> King of Babylon            
"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! ..."
~ Isaiah 14:12


SATAN LUCIFER = KING OF BABYLON

It is not definitive that Satan is an angel but he is a creation of God.

If He puts no trust in His servants, If He charges His angels with error,
~ Job 4:18


Demons are His servants gone astray.

... the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD,
and Satan also came among them. ... ~ Job 1:6-12


Satan displays arrogance and distinct separateness from heavens angels.
Satan leaves the presence of God to pursue his own agenda.
God limits Satanís powers upon the earth.


Demon = Unclean spirit Luke 9:42
Demon = Imprisoned foul spirit Revelation 18:2
Demons = Sons of disobedience Ephesians 2:1-3
Demons = Children of wrath Ephesians 2:1-3
Satan = Ruler of the demons Matthew 12:22-28
Satan = Devil = Dragon = Serpent Revelation 12:7-9
Satan = Prince of the power of the air Ephesians 2:1-3
Satan = Deceiver of the whole world Revelation 12:7-9
Satan = Muderer = Father of lies John 8:44
Satan = Sinful = Unrighteousness 1st John 3:8-10
Satan = Wicked one = Evil works 1st John 3:11-12
Darkness = Power of Satan Acts 26:18

... Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth,
and his angels were cast out with him. ~ Revelation 12:9


... angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them
into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:4


And the angels who did not keep their proper domain,
but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains
under darkness for the judgment of the great day; ... ~ Jude 1:6


"... 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire
prepared for the devil and his angels: ...' " ~ Matthew 25:41


... the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. ...
~ Luke 16:22


Believers have angels escort them as they exit from this world.

"... Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD,
... If you are willing and obedient, ... ~ Isaiah 1:16-20


... Do you not know that we shall judge angels? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:2.3

Angels that have turned away from God will be seen for what they are.

"... there is joy in the presence of the angels of God
over one sinner who repents." ~ Luke 15:10


Angels hold joy for those that turn to God.

"For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but are like angels of God in heaven." ~ Matthew 22:30


The Lord calls to each spirit of His creation.

... "I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you by the way you should go. ~ Isaiah 48:17


It is the Lord that leads us, not angels.

Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven.
Men ate angels' food; He sent them food to the full. ~ Psalms 78:24-25


Angel food is effortless sustenance supplied by the gift of Almighty God.

... Lord God gives them light, And they shall reign forever and ever.
~ Revelation 22:5


In His light angels find eternity.

MENU SELECTIONS
Do Not Worship Men or Angels

... worshiped him.
But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself am also a man." ~ Acts 10:25-26


... turn from these useless things to the living God, ... ~ Acts 14:14-15

Let no one cheat you of your reward, ... in false humility and worship of angels, ...
~ Colossians 2:18


... to worship him. But he said to me,
"See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, ... ~ Revelation 19:10


... to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
... "See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, ... ~ Revelation 22:8-9


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Family/Brothers

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If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; ...
~ 1st John 4:20-21


... He who does not love his brother abides in death.
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, ... ~ 1st John 3:10-15


... He who loves his brother abides in the light,
and there is no cause for stumbling in him. ~ 1st John 2:9-10


... There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy.
Who are you to judge another? ~ James 4:11-12


... If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you
says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give
them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? ...
~ James 2:14-17


... withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according
to the tradition which he received from us. ... ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:6-7


But concerning brotherly love ... you yourselves are taught by God
to love one another; ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:9-10


... of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, ...
~ 1st Peter 1:22-25


 "... So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, 
does not forgive his brother his trespasses." ~ Matthew 18:21-35


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MENU SELECTIONS
MARRIAGE
Marriage (Genesis 2:18-25) (Psalm 127:1) (Proverbs 24:3)
(Proverbs 9:10) (Matthew 7:24-25)
(1st Corinthians 7:1-11)
(Ephesians 5:21-6:4) (Philippians 1:9)
Romance (Genesis 29:20)
Friendship (Proverbs 22:24)
Affection (Romans 12:10)
Communication (James 1:19)
Love (1st Corinthians 13:1-13)
MENU SELECTIONS
Marraige, Divorce, and Re-Marriage
Patience UNDER CONSTRUCTION Please

A commitment to marriage is higher than the self.
Family is to be revered as to develop the soul.
Do we reflect the wisdom of God?


... "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper
comparable to him." ~ Genesis 2:18


...Therefore a man shall ... be joined to his wife, ... ~ Genesis 2:23-24

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the LORD.
~ Proverbs 18:22


Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life ...
~ Ecclesiastes 9:9


... rejoice with the wife of your youth. ... ~ Proverbs 5:18-20

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:1-7

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. ... ~ Ephesians 5:22-33

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands,
love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. ~ Colossians 3:18-19


... admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands,
... ~ Titus 2:1-6


... A wife is not to depart from her husband. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 7:10-11

... And a husband is not to divorce his wife. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 7:8-16

If an unbeliever leaves a believer, patience is called for
in hope for the unbelieversí change of heart to become a believer.
Christians are called to be examples of longsuffering for the sake of goodness.


A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 7:39

... because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife,
and let each woman have her own husband. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 7:1-7


Donít marry if you can not make the dedicated commitment.
Sexually immoral people are not members of the Kingdom of God.
Some say not as long as we live but as long as we love.
Do not trivialize what God has commanded.

One cannot change the condition of a divorce.
People decide to dismiss the plain word of God.
Lies replace His word for those that cater to desires of the flesh.
The word of God cannot be reduced to a temporary whim if not convenient.


... her former husband who divorced her must not take her back
to be his wife after she has been defiled; ... Deuteronomy 24:1-4


"... you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have
is not your husband; in that you spoke truly." ~ John 4:16-18


Some use John 4 to justify multiple divorces accepted
by Jesus validating the sinful nature of illegal remarriages.
God does not ask for those that would delude themselves.
Nothing is written of Jesusí instructions for marriage or immorality here,
but rather He uses His reasoning powers to get the woman to make an
honest confession. These passages are about admitting truth to one self.
No where does Jesus use these passages as a lesson to instruct people on
the acceptance of divorce or that of tolerating fornication and immorality.
The higher council of God here is to worship in spirit and truth, not lies and
deception. Where the Bible speaks we should listen, and not construct
fabrications to justify human doctrine over that of Godís own word.
No fault divorce is a conception of man, not of God.
Divorce is a condition that does not change.


... whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality ...
~ Matthew 5:31-32


"... Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate." ...
~ Matthew 19:3-12


"Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." ~ Mark 10:9

... whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, ...
~ Matthew 19:9


God calls us to be righteous and not sinful.

SINFUL RIGHTEOUS
● Adulterous
● Bi-Homosexual
● Plural / Multiple
○ Steadfast / Loyal
○ Heterosexual
○ Single Commitment

... "For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, ...
~ Malachi 2:14-16


"... Repent, and believe in the gospel." ~ Mark 1:14-15

... "Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. ...
~ Mark 10:2-12


"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; ...
~ Luke 16:18


... bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. ... ~ Romans 7:2-3

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled;
but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. ~ Hebrews 13:4


Lawful Marriage in the sight of God
  
God is serious about
His eternal commitment
and requires souls to have
honorable enduring vows.
   

Male Virgin
( Free to marry )

  Female Virgin
( Free to marry )
          ↘    
 
Become
One Flesh

  Matthew 19:6     1st Cor. 7:10-11  

Widow
( Free to remarry )
1st Cor. 7:39     Romans 7:2-3
 
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  Singles qualified for remarriage:  
           1) Opposite Sex Virgin
           2) Divorced Innocent Party
           3) Widow


  
Divorced Couples
   Parting for other than fornication   
( Not free to remarry, only able to reconcile )
1st Cor. 7:10-11     Matthew 5:32
   



Divorce

  Malachi 2:14-16  

Divorced Innocent Party
Remained Moral & Loyal
( Free to remarry )
Matthew 19:9


   
Adulterous Marriage
( Not accepted by God )
Matthew 19:9

Divorced Guilty Party
Fornicator ( Not free to remarry )
Matthew 19:9


 
 

... the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, ...
~ Colossians 3:5-7


... "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on the earth."
~ Matthew 28:18


Jesus is the authority, not the desire of what man would want.

... Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-11


... who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 5:9-11


... He who does so destroys his own soul. ~ Proverbs 6:32

"... God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, ..."
~ Acts 17:30


Ignorance does not exclude one from the laws of God.

... Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! ...
~ Romans 6:1-4


... "It is not lawful for you to have her." ~ Matthew 14:3-4

The law is the law for both unbelievers and believers.
Anyone stating different denies the truths of God.


Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church ...
~ Ephesians 5:25-27


... "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, ...
~ Matthew 16:24


... Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
~ Colossians 3:1-2


"... does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and
sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." ~ Luke 14:26


God needs to be the focus for everything and anything successful.

"... left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife ...
for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life."
~ Matthew 19:29


"For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but are like angels of God in heaven." ~ Matthew 22:30


Our hope should be higher than mere bondage to the flesh and its desires.

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Reference on Abortion
Patience UNDER CONSTRUCTION Please

"... but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it - ... ~ Acts 5:39

... "Which ones?" Jesus said, "You shall not murder, ..."~ Matthew 19:18-19

... and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:10

... But sin is a reproach to any people. ~ Proverbs 14:34

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. ~ Psalm 42:2

"... For in the image of God He made man. ..." ~ Genesis 9:6

... "Two nations are in your womb, ..." ~ Genesis 25:23
                                                       └─> Somebody before they were born.

... why was I not hidden like a stillborn child,
Like infants who never saw light?
~ Job 3:9-16


Defined as infant while still in the womb.

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. ...
~ Psalm 139:13-16


Confirmed identity through God's own revelations to us.

... "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born
I sanctified you; ... ~ Jeremiah 1:5


◎ It is God that sends souls to become humans.
They are that they are when joined by a man and woman.
One can argue, as legalists do, what God has ordained
~ but it does not change what He has commenced.


Announced by God:
Conception = Human Life with Soul Intact

... Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son ... ~ Luke 1:36

... that the babe leaped in her womb; Elizabeth ... ~ Luke 1:41

"... expose their babies, so that they might not live. ..." ~ Acts 7:19

... if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, ... ~ Exodus 21:22-25

An accounting is coming for the unmerciful destruction of God given life.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; ... ~ Galatians 6:7-8

... undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; ...
~ Romans 1:31


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life ...
~ Romans 6:23


... he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:18


... provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, ...
~ 1st Timothy 5:8


Abstain from every form of evil. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:22

... did not repent of their murders or ... their sexual immorality ...
~ Revelation 9:21


... who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness
and despise authority ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:9-10


... therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:19-20


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Reference on Heart

... the Lord tests the hearts. ~ Proverbs 17:3

... man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
~ 1st Samuel 16:7


Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. ~ Matthew 5:8

... May He not leave us nor forsake us, that He may incline our hearts
to Himself, to walk in all His ways, ... ~ 1st Kings 8:57-58


"... if you will not take it to heart, To give glory to My name,"
Says the LORD of hosts, "I will send a curse upon you, ..." Malachi 2:2


... for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ~ Galatians 6:9

But above all these things put on love, ... ~ Colossians 3:14

... the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4


The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the inner depths
of his heart. ~ Proverbs 20:27


For the word of God is ... a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
heart. ... ~ Hebrews 4:12-13


... His word was in my heart like a burning fire Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back, And I could not. ~ Jeremiah 20:9


... He has put eternity in their hearts, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11

... He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts
individually; He considers all their works. ~ Psalm 33:13-15


So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
~ Psalm 90:12


I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell
of all Your marvelous works. ~ Psalm 9:1


... I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, ...
~ Psalm 86:11-12


The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." ... ~ Psalm 14:1-2

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." ... ~ Psalm 53:1-2

A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness. ...
~ Psalm 101:4-5


Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; ...
~ Psalm 27:14


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart,... ~ Psalm 31:24

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes,
it is a tree of life. ~ Proverbs 13:12


... serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; ... ~ 1st Chronicles 28:9

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad. ~ Proverbs 12:25


Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; ...
~ Psalm 139:23-24


... those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! ... ~ Isaiah 35:4

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
~ Psalm 51:10


Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. ... ~ Psalm 62:8


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; ~ Proverbs 3:5


He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, ... ~ Proverbs 28:26

... lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, ...
~ Luke 21:34-36


Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
~ Proverbs 21.2


Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, ... ~ Proverbs 18:12

... ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
who, being past feeling, ... ~ Ephesians 4:18-19


"The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; ..."
~ Jeremiah 17:9-10


... Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. ~ Psalm 64:6

... those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and
their abominations, I will recompense their deeds ... ~ Ezekiel 11:21


... get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, ...
~ Ezekiel 18:20-32


Apply your heart to instruction, And give your ears to words of knowledge.
~ Proverbs 23:12


'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. ...' ~ Leviticus 19:17

A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.
~ Proverbs 14:30


... having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it ...
~ Luke 8:11-15


For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. ... ~ Proverbs 23:7

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Luke 12:34

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth
good things, ..." ~ Matthew 12:35-37


... For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, ...
~ Mark 7:20-23


"... For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." ~ Luke 6:45

... does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion
is useless. ... ~ James 1:26-27


"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
~ John 14:1


"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart
will flow rivers of living water." ~ John 7:38


For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
~ Psalm 33:21


But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
~ Psalm 13:5


... love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, ...
~ Mark 12:30


"... these words which I command you today shall be in your heart."
~ Deuteronomy 6:5-6


... of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; ... ~ Acts 4:32-33

... let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, ...
~ Hebrews 10:22


Is each heart beat passionately believing?

So God, who knows the heart, ... ~ Acts 15:8-9

"... and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you."
~ Acts 8:22


... wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved. ...
~ Jeremiah 4:14


... "If you believe with all your heart, you may." ... ~ Acts 8:37

... the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit ...
~ Romans 5:1-5


... For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, ... ~ Romans 10:6-10

... who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


... The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, ...
~ Proverbs 15:13-15


... slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine ...
~ Romans 6:17


Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23


... that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; ... ~ Ephesians 3:14-19

... that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, ...
~ Colossians 2:2-3


Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God
and into the patience of Christ. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:5


You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord
is at hand. ~ James 5:8


... God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, ...
~ Galatians 4:6


... says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds ...
~ Hebrews 10:16-17


Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, ...
~ Romans 8:27


Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable
in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. ~ Psalm 19:14


So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 9:7

... making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always ...
~ Ephesians 5:17-21


... love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:22-26


And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, ... ~ Colossians 3:15-17

... the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7


"... Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion." ... ~ Hebrews 3:12-19

A Stubborn Heart is a Sad Heart.

"... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ~ John 14:27

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22


... if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
~ 1st John 3:16-21


But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts,
do not boast and lie against the truth. ... ~ James 3:14-18


... you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
~ James 4:7-8


They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; ...
~ Hosea 7:2


... those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. ...
~ Luke 16:14-15


... by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
~ Romans 16:17-18


... bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels
of the hearts. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 4:5


But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give ...
~ 1st Peter 3:15


... given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace,
comfort your hearts ... ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17


... the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.
~ Ecclesiastes 5:19-20


... not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
~ 2nd Corinthians 3:2-3


As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man.
~ Proverbs 27:19


... you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:12-13


... ... not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart, ... ~ Ephesians 6:6-7


"Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be
just as it was told me." ~ Acts 27:25


Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart, ... ~ Proverbs 3:3


My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart ...
~ Psalm 73:26


... My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. ~ Psalm 84:2

... "Turn to Me with all your heart, ..." ~ Joel 2:12-13

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Reference on Oneness

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope ...
~ Ephesians 4:4-6


... if we walk in the light ... we have fellowship with one another, ...
~ 1st John 1:7


... you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
~ 1st John 3:11


... the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
~ 1st John 5:7


... earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
~ 1st John 5:8


... by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body ...
~ 1st Corinthians 12:13


... one will be taken and the other will be left. ...
~ Luke 17:34-36


We need to be ready for any circumstances that may befall us.

... waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, ...
~ Genesis 1:9


We live in One Universe. A Universe of NOW.

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12


Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, ... ~ Psalm 128:1

Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; ... ~ Proverbs 16:5

... like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
~ Philippians 2:1-2


... that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You;
that they also may be one in Us, ... ~ John 17:20-23


"... hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd."
~ John 10:15-16


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Our Light Nature

The LORD is my light and my salvation; ... ~ Psalm 27:1

... the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. ~ Psalm 36:9

... Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, ... ~ Psalm 104:1-2

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

The entrance of Your words gives light; ... ~ Psalm 119:130

"I have come as a light into the world, ..." ~ John 12:46

"... Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light." ~ Ephesians 5:13-14

... the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world ...
~ John 1:6-14


... he who does the truth comes to the light, ... ~ John 3:17-21

You are all sons of light and sons of the day. ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:5

... us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. ...
~ Colossians 1:12-13


... but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light...
~ Ephesians 5:8


For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17

... cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
~ Romans 13:12


... who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, ...
~ Daniel 12:3


"Let your light so shine before men, ..." ~ Matthew 5:16

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and comes down from the Father of lights, ...
~ James 1:17


"... and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."
~ Acts 26:23


"... in order to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan to God, ... ~ Acts 26:16-18


"... for the Lord God gives them light, And they shall reign forever and ever.
~ Revelation 22:5


... that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out
of darkness into His marvelous light; ... ~ 1st Peter 2:9


"But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."
~ John 11:10


... the LORD will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory. ...
~ Isaiah 60:19-20


There are those who rebel against the light;
They do not know its ways Nor abide in its paths." ~ Job 24:13


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α Alpha Omega Ω

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, ...
~ Revelation 1:8


... He who overcomes shall inherit all things, ... ~ Revelation 21:6-8

"... Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."
~ Revelation 22:13


... we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light ...
~ John 1:5


"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man,
that He should repent. ..." ~ Numbers 23:19


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Anti-Christ

  ... He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. ... ~ 1st John 2:18-22  

... spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming,
and is now already in the world. ... ~ 1st John 4:1-6


... who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh.
This is a deceiver and an antichrist. ... ~ 2nd John 1:7-11


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Why There is Evil

"I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity;
I, the LORD, do all these things." ~ Isaiah 45:7


Why would God allow temptation that would lead to evil
~ if He did not want evil for man?


"... That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes."
~ Ecclesiastes 7:29


Freedom from control, God's own image.
He gave us the power to choose from the heart.


... God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires ...
~ James 1:13-15


... The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. ~ Genesis 2:8-9


"... but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, ...
~ Genesis 2:17


Disobedience is the first action of evil.
Death is the first form of evil.


"... to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also
of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever" ... ~ Genesis 3:22-24


... Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. ~ Genesis 4:8

Greed, selfishness, anger, lies followed by the shame of disobediance.
Jealousy, anger, is the feelings of evil.


... Then Lamech took for himself two wives: ... ~ Genesis 4:16-19

After grief, lust came next.

... the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, ... ~ Genesis 6:5-8

... Noah built an altar to the Lord, ... and offered burnt offerings
on the altar. And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. ... ~ Genesis 8:20-21


... your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have increased
your mercy ... ~ Genesis 19:19


Guilt, regret, sorrow, the burdens of death.

"But let your Yes' be Yes, and your No, No.
For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." ~ Matthew 5:37


A phony continuance is evil.

Give to him who asks you, ... ~ Matthew 5:38-42

"But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; ..."
~ Luke 6:35-36


Love holds no hate.

... out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, ... ~ Mark 7:20-23

... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, ... ~ Romans 3:23

"... being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give ..." ~ Luke 11:13


... everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, ...
~ John 3:17-21


... our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things ...
~ 1st Corinthians 10:6-13


... "Evil company corrupts good habits." Awake to righteousness, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 15:33-34


... we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:7-8


Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away ...
~ Ephesians 4:31-32


... walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time,
because the days are evil. ~ Ephesians 5:15-16


... some have strayed from the faith in their greediness,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. ~ 1st Timothy 6:10


Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief ...
~ Hebrews 3:12-13


... ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
who, being past feeling, ... ~ Ephesians 4:18-19


For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing
are there. ... ~ James 3:16-18


... For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time
and then vanishes away. ... ~ James 4:13-17


In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: ...
~ 1st John 3:10-12


... He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
~ 3rd John 1:11


It is a test of spirit and heart.
  God is honest, how about us?
If we deny God, we deny ourselves.


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Finger Pointers

... The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, ... ~ Isaiah 58:9-10

He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers;
~ Proverbs 6:13


... why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, ... ~ Matthew 7:1-5

Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. ...
~ James 5:9


... for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; ...
~ Romans 2:1-11


... but if you show partiality, you commit sin, ... ~ James 2:1-9

... He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, ...
~ James 4:11-12


... not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way.
~ Romans 14:10-13


... tell him his fault between you and him alone. ... ~ Matthew 18:15-18

... "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee
and the other a tax collector. ... ~ Luke 18:9-14


... "He who is without sin amoung you, let him throw a stone at her first." ...
~ John 8:4-11


"You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. ..." ~ John 8:15-18

... "Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, ..." ~ Luke 3:14

... avoiding this: that anyone should blame us in this lavish gift ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 8:20-21


"You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people." ~ Exodus 22:28

... schemes of the schemer are evil; He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with lying words, ... ~ Isaiah 32:7


... asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"
- that they might accuse Him. ~ Matthew 12:10


... on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. ~ Mark 3:2

"... Do not judge according to appearance, but judge
with righteous judgment." ~ John 7:23-24


The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, ...
~ Proverbs 15:26


"... pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you."
~ Acts 8:22


Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; ...
~ Isaiah 55:7


... purify your hearts, you double-minded. ~ James 4:8

... be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; ...
~ 2nd Peter 3:13-14


"... discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who
serves God And one who does not serve Him." ~ Malachi 3:18


... test the spirits, whether they are of God; ... ~ 1st John 4:1

... "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." ...
~ John 9:16


One must step out from anger into wonder.

Peace is to know God

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Many point to others as false or in error.
There has never been a shortage of blaming others;
With, do many divisions befall religion, now and in the past exist.
It is easy to divide and conquer what is already divided.
Satan loves bickering hearts.


Christ is not divided

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. ~ Hebrews 13:8

It really is a question of individual righteousness with all over haughtiness.
Is your worship closer to an organization of men, socialization? - Us over them?
Christ reached out for an entire world, all that is spirit souls, not just an elitist group.
Are you part of a separation from others in a self exaltation of people, or self,
or in truth, an individual struggle to know God and His will?
God will know if you look for Him or lunch.
Let His finger of truth touch you.


I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.
~ Proverbs 8:17


... He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6

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Questionable Religion

Forgive me, these are most controversial sensitive issues we are all subject to.
God looks for hearts eagar to know Him through His given word.
People are simply looking for a relationship with the true God.

Most will be offended, truth does that.
I am not going to candy coat this, God demands His way, not mans.
Religions of man often argue against what Godís plain word is.
All people beware: falsehoods men tolerate, God will not.
What parts of God's Bible are okay to ignore?
Does one deny the Bible as inspired by God?
Incomplete or complete?
Doubt or belief?
God or not?

Do we want constructions of man or God?

A spiritual war among men divides the unity
and the goodness intent of Christianity.


I believe all religions, congregations, individuals, not adhering to the authority specified and found in the New Testament, which is the inspired words of God, His instructions, His will of conduct, follow human will over that of Godís will. God gives what is sufficient for salvation through the Bible and all other doctrines and creeds invalidate His pure word. Belief is a matter of choice availed to all mortal. Common sense demands that we know that throughout time various men of lustful perversions have twisted truth to gain significance over the ignorant. Lies grow into institutions and traditions of men disregard Godís will. Does God call for a closed self-serving church or a God worshipping one?

... He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of the bread,
but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees. ~ Matthew 16:11-12


Think now and know carefully, there is no progressive revelation. Countless constructions born of fantasies can endlessly fill the void of why essence is lost and how now it can be found; unwritten symphonies. Comedy to science would include these frontiers, and so we would be so Grand as to redefine Godís will with supplemental additions to His design? Fools find complacency in constructions born of man void of what God simply demands. Are we greater than God? Not only are we at war with ourselves, but we praise ourselves exalting men in rebellion against God. Would we be so audacious to claim that God through man was unable to deliver what He would will to be assembled as in expressing His promise for eternal salvation? It would appear some believe God needs help in correcting what the Bible is deficient in. If God can not lie, why would He promise to keep His word pure forever for all that would be called to know? I can not believe God (who is not an author of confusion), would approve of the massive splintering of His church, in fact He has not done that, He is intact for all those that He knows are His. Follow Him, look to Him, do not let your spirit become lost searching through others and flamboyant psychic speech that deceives the desperately seeking multitudes. No one can tell you what you need to find, it must be discovered and answered by each, the fire of the heart. Our Lord will judge individual hearts as we pass from this world and His biggest assessment will be if we used our all to reach out and search in truth for Him, to be in Him; prayer, His calling Word. What reckons us as helping others? Where lies true value? There is no fortune in bitterness. Lifting others in truth is the nobility and blessing of the saints. I can only pray as all genuine will, that our pursuit of God supersedes our desire for mortal exaltation other than Christ our savior and Lord. As Job, we are all just men and no more - waiting for the true revealing of His Light. His ways are greater than our ways. God is calling to individuals, not religious faÁades.

But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him. ~ 1st Corinthians 8:3

I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you
in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, ... ~ Galatians 1:6-10


... forbididding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which
God created to be recieved with thanksgiving ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3


"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father,
He who is in heaven." ~ Matthew 23:9


"And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. ...
~ Matthew 6:7


Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, ...
~ Matthew 7:15


... after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, ...
~ Acts 20:29-31


For certain men have crept in unnoticed, ... ungodly men, ... ~ Jude 1:4

... "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, ..."
~ Matthew 24:4-5


... many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. ...
~ Matthew 24:10-14


"... For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am He,' and will deceive many."
~ Mark 13:5-6


"... if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch." ~ Matthew 15:14

"... But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand." ~ Mark 21-23

"... Therefore, do not go after them." ~ Luke 21:8

... and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic
principles of the world, and not according to Christ. ~ Colossians 2:8


... Let no one decieve you with empty words, for these things the wrath of God
comes upon the sons of disobedience. ... ~ Ephesians 5:5-7


... false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, ...
~ 2nd Peter 2:1-3


... the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,
but according to their own desires, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 4:2-5


... if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; ...
~ Acts 5:38-39


... For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ,
but their own belly, ... ~ Romans 16:17-18


... What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? ...
~ 1st Corinthians 11:20-22


... do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; ...
~ 1st John 4:1-6


... in the last days perilous times will come:
For men will be lovers of themselves, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:1-8


But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:13

" '... And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines
the commandments of men.' " ~ Matthew 15:9


... they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for
this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
... ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12


"Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, ..." ~ Revelation 18:4

... whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. ...
~ 2nd Peter 2:17-18


God's Word speaks for itself.
A true heart must ask, is it to know God or man?
God will judge the works of all and it will be He who judges fairly.
Salvation is of God, not of men.


... "I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will
have compassion on whomever I will have compassion." ~ Romans 9:15-16


Questionable Religion

Jehovah witness = Deny Christ as deity
Restrict Lord's Supper
Denying salvation of blood
Claim they are the only true church
Catholic = Idol Worship  ~  False Fathers
Excessive repetitive human doctrine
Re-sacrifice Christ in mass deception
Claim they are the only true church
Mormons = Trivialize Jesus; authority over Him
Secret chambers of hidden doctrines
Claim they are the only true church
Believe in Science Fiction
Baptist * = Introduce church/faith based salvation
Improper implementation of gospel
as a dogma justification study
"Once saved, always saved"
Jewish = Deny fulfillment of their own prophecy
~ Pride over their Shame
Search for an earthly kingdom
Islam = False doctrine justifying a god of
hate and war; invalidates Jesus,
~ twists the Bible into a lie
Idol worship bowing to a dead rock
Buddhism/Zen = Self centered worship of self
No Supreme Creator
Atheism = Trust in self / God of Denial
Scientology
=
A bad bet
Justifies insanity

Churches
of many names;
Not using Bible
as Authority


=

False Religion; cult

* - Some Baptist churches acknowledge that not once saved always saved.
The Lordís church is made by individualís, not human hierarchies.


Some of the dearest people I have met cross all these religions.
Being Good people is not enough to achieve eternal salvation.
We all must strive to be in Him as it is His call to abide in His ways.

All of these religions are of value in that they are genuine
approaches to the religion of Jesus, service to God and man.
I do believe that people do earnestly, even desperately want God.
It is the excessiveness of religions that blurs our view of the One true God.
His Church

One must ask for salvations sake,
is your worship in spirit and truth of Him
or something else adding to the desires of men?
The hospital God offers is recovery from sinful ploys.
~ There is only one body in and through Christ our Lord
which is part of Godís earthly plan for the renewal of life.
He calls us to be united, of one mind in that which is good,
beautiful, and true in human experience. We must unite!
There is only one God.

God wants us to recieve His healing word.
God tells us to hate the sin and not the people.
Sin is organized of man more often betraying Godís will
~ catering to the whims of man.

Unfortunate is the powers of man over the powers of God.
     ┗► Claiming a better way

... "All too well you reject the commandment of God,
that you may keep your tradition." ~ Mark 7:9


There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12


But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him. ~ 1st Corinthians 8:3

Test all things; hold fast what is good. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:21

God calls.
Call it what you like,
The color of truth holds pure.
~ God calls His all embracing impartial love,
... the church of the One living God,
... the church of Christ.
There are no secrets.
It is His church.

False religion destroys sound doctrine

Does your religion go beyond what has been once delivered by God's Bible?
~ ... of man, or given by God?


... so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
~ 2nd Corinthians 11:3


... that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:24-3:5


Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4


... god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame - who set their mind
on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, ... ~ Philippians 3:17-21


... and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know
that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, ... ~ 1st John 2:29-3:3

~
"... when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" ... Luke 18:8

When Christ returns in the clouds, will we be found in Him?
Heaven will only hold those faithful in what He has called for.
It will be painful for those chained to false clouds.

Do not become a hostage to mankind as our destiny exceeds this.
~ Do not be dominated by man but led by the Spirit of Christ.


Christianity is an enterprise of individuals.

"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me."
~ Matthew 10:38


... untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction,
as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:14-18


For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves
into apostles of Christ. ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15


... "We ought to obey God rather than men." ~ Acts 5:29

Follow God, not man, Amen.

... does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. ...
~ 2nd John 1:9


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How to See

Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward
the sons of men. ~ Psalm 66:5


For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. ~ Psalm 36:9

When one is ready, Godís word is a well of life.

God looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. ~ Psalm 53:2


... The humble shall see this and be glad; And you who seek God,
your hearts shall live. ~ Psalm 69:30-32


... "But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, ...
~ Isaiah 66:1-2


"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

... He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
~ 3rd John 1:11


Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which
no one will see the Lord: ... ~ Hebrews 12:14-15


Bitterness and judgment of others defeats a relationship with God.

"Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God,
and there is no other." ~ Isaiah 45:22


Lord, when Your hand is lifted up, they will not see. ... ~ Isaiah 26:11

... And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. ... ~ John 12:44-50

... He who has seen Me has seen the Father; ... ~ John 14:5-11

"... Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."
~ John 8:54-56


... Do you see that faith was working together with his works,
and by works faith was made perfect? ... ~ James 2:21-24


... - things which angels desire to look into. ~ 1st Peter 1:10-12

... looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God
and Saviour Jesus Christ, ... ~ Titus 2:11-14


"I speak what I have seen with My Father, ..." ~ John 8:38

... to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, ... ~ Ephesians 3:9

... "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?"
~ John 8:57


... For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen,
... ~ Romans 1:17-21


"... that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
~ Matthew 5:13-16


... God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, ...
~ Acts 17:30-31


... looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, ...
~ Hebrews 12:1-3


... he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, ... ~ John 3:36

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent
the Son as Savior of the world. ~ 1st John 4:14


... His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
~ Psalm 98:2


... we speak in the sight of God in Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 2:14-17

See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
redeeming the time, ... ~ Ephesians 5:15-17


... looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace,
... ~ 2nd Peter 3:14-16


Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
~ James 4:10


... look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
~ Philippians 2:1-4


Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all ...
~ Romans 12:17-21


... looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
~ Jude 1:20-21


... this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, ...
~ 1st Timothy 2:1-4


For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:7

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things
not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1


Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens ...
~ 2nd Peter 3:13


By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved
with godly fear, ... ~ Hebrews 11:7


... died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them ...
~ Hebrews 11:13


... hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
~ Romans 8:24-25


... heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended ...
~ James 5:11


... to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. ...
~ Colossians 2:5-7


Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, ... ~ Proverbs 17:24

"... I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing
they do not hear, nor do they understand." ~ Matthew 13:10-13


Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool
than for him. ~ Proverbs 26:12


Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool
than for him. ~ Proverbs 29:20


"... 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'Look, He is there!' do not believe it. ..."
~ Mark 13:21-23


A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.
~ Proverbs 21:4


Straight up pretentious leads down.

... Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, ... ~ Proverbs 6:16-19

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, ... ~ 1st John 3:15

One can only see through the eyes of love.

... who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God
whom he has not seen? ... ~ 1st John 4:20-21


... why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, ... ~ Matthew 7:1-5

... Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then
you will see clearly ... ~ Luke 6:40-42


... "Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit
and have seen nothing!" ~ Ezekiel 13:3


But all their works they do to be seen by men. ... ~ Matthew 23:5

Proud people want to be seen.

... is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. ...
~ Acts 4:14-22


But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. ... ~ John 7:26-27

... do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. ...
~ Matthew 6:1


"... what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."
~ Luke 16:15


The proud have nothing.

... and burned them in the sight of all. ... ~ Acts 19:19

Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things,
And revive me in Your way. ~ Psalm 119:37


... let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let
the wife see that she respects her husband. ~ Ephesians 5:32-33


... with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is very precious in the sight of God. ... ~ 1st Peter 3:1-7


"... whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed
adultery with her in his heart." ~ Matthew 5:27-28


... "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 9:57-62


Most will not see the kingdom of God.

"Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God;
He has seen the Father." ~ John 6:46


... "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory
of God?" ... ~ John 11:38-44


"... See, I have told you beforehand. ..." ~ Matthew 24:23-28

What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life
from the power of the grave? ... ~ Psalm 89:48


"... shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
~ Matthew 16:28


... standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God ...
~ Mark 9:1


"... standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God."
~ Luke 9:27


"... unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
~ John 3:2-6


As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when
I awake in Your likeness. ~ Psalm 17:15


... could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of
his countenance, which glory was passing away, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:1-18


... They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. ...
~ Revelation 22:1-5


... when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. ...
~ 1st John 3:2-3


... Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, ...
~ 2nd John 1:7-11


... will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that
he is not aware of, ... ~ Matthew 24:45-51


Money and power do not make a man.
It is endurance through pain that either makes or breaks one.
Who can say Howard Hughes was not poor and sorrowful?
Those mired in what earth can not deliver are left empty in despair.
Simply, is your faith of earth or heaven, flesh or spirit?
Some of our greatest spirit souls are the most persecuted.
Love overwhelms fear.
The key of peace.


... Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith ...
~ James 2:5


Pray for all.

... we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our
hands have handled, concerning the Word of life ... ~ 1st John 1:1-4


"A little while longer and the world will see Me no more,
but you will see Me. ..." ~ John 14:19


To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled
and unbelieving nothing is pure; ... ~ Titus 1:15


... For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which
are not seen are eternal. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18


For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD,
And He ponders all his paths. ~ Proverbs 5:21


... ~ Job 34:21

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Reference on Drinking

Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler,
And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. ~ Proverbs 20:1


For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags. ~ Proverbs 23:21


"... When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?"
~ Proverbs 23:29-35


Woe to those who rise early in the morning, That they may
follow intoxicating drink; Who continue until night, ... ~ Isaiah 5:11


Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant
for mixing intoxicating drink, ... ~ Isaiah 5:22


... They are out of the way through intoxicating drink; They err in vision,
they stumble in judgment. ~ Isaiah 28:7


"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down
with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, ..." ~ Luke 21:34


... Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, ...
~ Romans 13:12-14


... nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation;
but be filled with the Spirit, ... ~ Ephesians 5:18


... enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles - when
we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, ...
~ 1st Peter 4:3-4


Give strong drink to him who is perishing,
And wine to those who are bitter of heart. ... ~ Proverbs 31:6-7


... use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities.
~ 1st Timothy 5:23


Unfermented grape juice was often referred to as wine in ancient times.
Fermented wine was also mixed with water producing a lower alcohol content.
Wine was used to help purify discolored polluted germ infested waters.


Abstain from every form of evil. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:22

Christians are commanded to not pursue any form of evil.

... let us watch and be sober. ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:5-8

But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, ...
~ 2nd Timothy 4:5


... gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:13

... be serious and watchful in your prayers. ~ 1st Peter 4:7

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about
like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. ~ 1st Peter 5:8


... proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, ...
~ Titus 2:1-2


... deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, ...
~ 1st Timothy 3:8


A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
temperate, sober-minded, ... ~ 1st Timothy 3:2


Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate,
faithful in all things. ~ 1st Timothy 3:11


... the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behaviour,
not slanderers, not given to much wine, ... ~ Titus 2:3


... not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral,
or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 5:11


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Reference on Cursing

"You shall not profane My holy name, ..." ~ Leviticus 22:32

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, ..." ~ Exodus 20:7

As he loved cursing, so let it come to him; ... ~ Psalms 109:17

"... poison of asps is under their lips; Whose mouth is
full of cursing and bitterness." ~ Romans 3:12-14


For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride ... ~ Psalm 59:12


His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity. ~ Psalm 10:7


Do not be rash with your mouth, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 5:2

Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp
will be put out in deep darkness. ~ Proverbs 20:20


... your own heart has known That even you have cursed others.
~ Ecclesiastes 7:21-22


Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. ~ Romans 12:14

But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, ... ~ James 3:5-10


Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt,
that you may know how you ought to answer each one. ~ Colossians 4:6


But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
~ 2nd Timothy 2:16


... to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy,
filthy language out of your mouth. ~ Colossians 3:8


Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, ... ~ Ephesians 4:29

... neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting,
which are not fitting, ... ~ Ephesians 5:4


Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy,
and all evil speaking, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:1


"... for every idle word men may speak, they will give account
of it in the day of judgment." ~ Matthew 12:36


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The Word

" '... 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but every word
that proceeds from the mouth of God.' " ~ Matthew 4:4


The words of the LORD are pure words ...
You shall preserve them from this generation forever. ~ Psalm 12:6-7


As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is ...
~ Psalm 18:30-31


The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
... ~ Psalm 68:11


So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave
the sense, and helped them to understand the reading. ~ Nehemiah 8:8


For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth.
~ Psalm 33:4


... written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort
of the Scriptures might have hope. ... ~ Romans 15:4


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Pure truth for hope.

... commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
~ 2nd Timothy 2:2


Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and
stewards of the mysteries of God. ~ 1st Corinthians 4:1


These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God,
that you may know that you have eternal life ... ~ 1st John 5:13


Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me ...
~ 2nd Timothy 1:13


... I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir
up your pure minds by way of reminder), ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:1


... For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.
~ Philippians 3:10


... that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 4:6


Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
~ 1st Timothy 4:13


... as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow ...
~ 1st Peter 2:1-3


All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16-17


For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in
deceit. But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel
... ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:3-4


By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, ... ~ Psalm 33:6

Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, ... ~ James 1:18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1


Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. ~ Psalm 119:89

"... the word of our God stands forever." ~ Isaiah 40:8

... the worlds were framed by the word of God, ... ~ Hebrews 11:3

God's word allows us to know sanctuary exactly.

Sanctify them by your truth. Your word is truth. ~ John 17:17

... Strengthen me according to Your word. ~ Psalm 119:25-28

... receive with meekness the implanted word,
which is able to save your souls. ~ James 1:21


... a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. ...
~ Psalm 119:9-10


Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
~ Psalm 119:11


Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me.
~ Psalm 119:133


Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

... welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
... ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13


... a worker who does not need to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15


One must submit to a sinless nature to please God and self.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,
for it is the power of God to salvation ... ~ Romans 1:16


... I hope in Your word. ... ~ Psalm 119:81-82

The entirety of Your word is truth,... ~ Psalm 119:160

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust Him.
~ Proverbs 30:5


He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, ...
~ Psalm 147:18


... For strong is the One who executes His word. ... ~ Joel 2:11

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, ... ~ John 1:14

"... if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death." ~ John 8:51

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and ...
~ Colossians 3:16


"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God." ~ Luke 8:11

"The sower sows the word." ~ Mark 4:14

... many of those who heard the word believed; ... ~ Acts 4:4

... those who gladly received his word were baptized; ... ~ Acts 2:41

The word which God sent to the children of Israel, ... ~ Acts 10:36-43

And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region.
~ Acts 13:49


... "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" ...
~ Romans 10:8-13


God is for all and there is no denying that Jew and Gentile alike,
~ all are part of the whole;


... not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
~ 2nd Peter 3:9


... not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.
~ 2nd Timothy 2:14


False doctrine invokes murderous hearts.
Any Muslim proclaiming Infidels is history indeed repeating
the mistake of their ancient (modern) Jewish counterparts.
Ubiquitously, Muslims have become the very thing God despises.
~ Indeed, many religions, congregations, fall bowing to the tangible.
God never said to worship a rock, certainly to the contrary,
HIS word stands whole.


You shall not make idols ... stone in your land, to bow down to it; ...
~ Leviticus 26:1


Would we reject the Living God?
Worship the tangible over that of deeper Spirit?
Towers of man over the heights of God?
Visible over invisible?


... the word of God is not chained. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:9

Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 4:2

... if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received,
let him be accursed. ~ Galatians 1:6-9


So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17


... but the word which they heard did not profit them,
not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. ~ Hebrews 4:1-2


For the word of God is living and powerful, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12-13

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, ... ~ James 1:22-25

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar,
and His word is not in us. ~ 1st John 1:10


... let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
~ 1st John 3:18


... "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him,
..." ~ John 14:22-26


"... blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" ~ Luke 11:28

... whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. ...
~ 1st John 2:3-5


Love
Beyond any measure of Time


... shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, ...
~ Philippians 2:14-16


Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, ...
~ 1st Timothy 4:16


This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
~ Psalm 119:50


"... The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life." ~ John 6:63

... You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken ...
~ John 15:1-6


... The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; ...
~ Psalm 19:7


... will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved. ...
~ Acts 11:13-15


"... you who fear God, to you the word of salvation has been sent."
~ Acts 13:26


... has committed to us the word of reconciliation. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:19

... the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; ... ~ Ephesians 6:17

"Is not My word like a fire?" says the Lord, ..." ~ Jeremiah 23:29

His Word is proven.

Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken
to the house of Israel. All came to pass. ~ Joshua 21:45


"... all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. All
have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed." ~ Joshua 23:14


"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."
~ Matthew 24:35


... bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; ...
~ 1st John 5:7-8


"... the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day."
~ John 12:47-48


"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words
you will be condemned." ~ Matthew 12:37


You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it ...
~ Deuteronomy 4:2


"Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it;
you shall not add to it nor take away from it." ~ Deuteronomy 12:32


... if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, ...
~ Revelation 22:18-19


... these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God, ... ~ John 20:30-31


He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called
The Word of God. ~ Revelation 19:13


"... the word of the Lord endures forever." ... ~ 1st Peter 1:22-25

I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me.
~ Psalm 119:30


I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure. ~ Psalm 119:162

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No Mystery

"... in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; ..."
~ Genesis 26:4


... "To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; ..."
~ Mark 4:11-12


... having made known to us the mystery of His will, ... ~ Ephesians 1:7-10

... has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: ...
~ Ephesians 3:3-6


... of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden
in God who created all things through Jesus Christ, ... ~ Ephesians 3:9-12


... the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations,
but now has been revealed ... ~ Colossians 1:26-27


... the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest,
and by the prophetic Scriptures made known ... ~ Romans 16:25-26


... by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge ...
~ Ephesians 3:4


... to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may
be filled with all the fullness of God. ~ Ephesians 3:14-19


... full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God,
... ~ Colossians 2:2-3


... that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak
the mystery of Christ, ... ~ Colossians 4:2-4


... I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, ...
~ Ephesians 6:19-20


And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: ...
~ 1st Timothy 3:16


... Him I proclaim to you: God, ... ~ Acts 17:23-31

... to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering ...
~ Romans 9:22-24


But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him. ~ 1st Corinthians 8:3

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God has given to us all the knowledge of salvation.

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Repentance Explained

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 7:10


Repentance results from Godly sorrow for sin and triggers the reformation of life.

"Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, ..." ~ Matthew 3:8

REPENTANCE = CHANGE OF MIND LEADING TO THE CHANGE OF LIFE

... come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive,
and repent, ... ~ 1st Kings 8:47-52


Steps in repentance:
● Come to yourself (realize sin)
● Confess your sin to God
● Return to Him from that sin
● Offer yourself to Him

'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Repent, turn away from your idols,
and turn your faces away from all your abominations. ...' " ~ Ezekiel 14:6


True repentance is a turning away from your sin.

"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
~ Luke 5:32


For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.
~ Ecclesiastes 7:20


"... that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name
to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. ..." ~ Luke 24:47


"... for the remission of sins; ..." ~ Acts 2:38
Pentecost 

"Your kingdom come. ..." ~ Matthew 6:10
Kingdom is coming →
"... beginning at Jerusalem. ..." ~ Luke 24:47

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... into the kingdom ... ~ Colossians 1:13
← Kingdom is here
... into His own kingdom ... ~ 1st Thess. 2:12

Jerusalem 
  "... as upon us at the beginning." ~ Acts 11:15

It is the goodness of God that leads us in to the truth.

... not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
~ Romans 2:4


... not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
~ 2nd Peter 3:9


... John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying,
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" ~ Matthew 3:1-2


... Jesus began to preach and to say,
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." ~ Matthew 4:17


"... unless you repent you will all likewise perish." ~ Luke 13:1-5

Pentecost was the beginning of His kingdom.

... "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; ..." ~ Acts 2:38


Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, ...
~ Acts 3:19


"Repent therefore of this your wickedness, ..." ~ Acts 8:22

It is an individual responsibility to repent.

"Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands
all men everywhere to repent, ..." ~ Acts 17:30


"... repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and
remove your lampstand from its place - unless you repent." ~ Revelation 2:5


Stay fresh in God while He seasons you.

... ~ X

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Importance of Forgiveness

"... if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father
in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses." ~ Mark 11:25


... even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. ~ Colossians 3:13

Blessed are those who do His commandments, ... ~ Revelation 22:14

"If you love Me, keep My commandments." ~ John 14:15

... brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. ...
~ Luke 17:3-4


... forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
~ Ephesians 4:31-32


"... if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you. ..." ~ Matthew 6:12-15


"But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven
forgive your trespasses." ~ Mark 11:26


... "Lord, how often shall ... I forgive ..." Jesus said ... "I do not say to you,
up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. ..." ~ Matthew 18:21-23


"... So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart,
does not forgive his brother his trespasses." ~ Matthew 18:24-35


... "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." ...
~ Luke 23:34


 "... First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift." 
~ Matthew 5:23-24


"... Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven." ~ Luke 6:35-37


In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, ...
~ Ephesians 1:7


... Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of sins. ~ Colossians 1:13-14


... He has made alive together with Him,
having forgiven you all trespasses, ... ~ Colossians 2:13-15


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1st John 1:9


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Last Instructions From Jesus

... "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."
~ Luke 23:32-43


As God in the flesh, Christ was able to heal, forgive,
and save whom He would as He established His Kingdom.


... since we have this ministry, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:1

He came to hand off the light of His knowledge to each of us.

... has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6-7


It is our gospel knowledge of Christ that is a great treasure.
No longer a physical form of the earth, His prophets and angels set forth
for humans (earthen vessels) to pronounce God's message of salvation.


Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.
~ Acts 8:4


... Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." ... ~ Acts 8:26-39

The word was delivered by the hands of men.
The message is clear, God wants His once delivered knowledge to be
given, shared and taught by His children, bringing all in to His fold of
truth. Godís will is that man opens his heart to believe without miracles
and or signs, for the sheer love of God without expectation involving
only thanks; an equal growing mutual Love.


... "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."
~ Acts 9:4-6


... "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you
came, has sent me that you may receive your sight ..." ~ Acts 9:10-18


Angels assisted in delivering this message.
Angels do not specifically tell people what to do to be saved.


... make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, ... ~ Matthew 28:18-20


The Great Commission.

... "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. ..."
~ Mark 16:15-16


Jesus instructs us to take charge of a most personal work.

"... that repentance and remission of sins should be preached
in His name to all nations, ..." ~ Luke 24:44-49


"... "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." ..."
~ John 20:21-23


Share the Gospel!
Faith and repentance ...
It is clear that individual sins are retained until forgiven through baptism.
Then it is a matter of continued commitment.
~ Eagerness to grow in the Lord.

The Great Commission has been passed on from
one generation to the next, person to person so that
the whole world might be aflame with Godís own truth.
God waits to see the choice we will make.


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Reference on Resurrection

... He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, ... ~ Mark 16:9-13

"... say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father,
and to My God and your God.'" ~ John 20:14-17


... "Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee,
and there they will see Me." ~ Matthew 28:9-10


... saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"
~ Luke 24:34


... and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.
~ 1st Corinthians 15:5


... Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him;
and He vanished from their sight. ... ~ Luke 24:13-33


Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, ...
~ Luke 24:36-52


... He showed them His hands and His side. ... ~ John 20:19-24

"... Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
~ John 20:26-29


... and in this way He showed Himself: ... ~ John 21:1-23

... He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 15:6


After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.
~ 1st Corinthians 15:7


... When they saw Him, they worshipped Him; but some doubted. ...
~ Matthew 28:16-20


Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and
He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, ... ~ Mark 16:14-20


... being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things
pertaining to the kingdom of God. ... ~ Acts 1:3-12


... gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus
standing at the right hand of God, ... ~ Acts 7:55


... "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you
to kick against the goads." ... ~ Acts 9:3-6


Then last of all He was seen by me also, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:8

"... 'Depart, for I will send you far from here to the Gentiles.' "
~ Acts 22:17-21


... the Lord stood by him and said, "Be of good cheer, Paul; ... ~ Acts 23:11

... "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and
was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. ..." ~ Revelation 1:10-19


But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, ... ~ Psalm 49:15

... we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 1:9


... knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up
with Jesus, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:13-14


... being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain
to the resurrection from the dead. ~ Philippians 3:8-11


... the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was
crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done ... ~ Romans 6:5-6


... there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just
and the unjust. ...~ Acts 24:15-16


"... - those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those
who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation." ~ John 5:28-29


... "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me,
though he may die, he shall live." ~ John 11:25


... now saves us - baptism (... the answer of a good conscience toward God),
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:21


"For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but are like angels of God in heaven. ..." ~ Matthew 22:30-32


"... resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; ..."
~ Luke 20:34-38


... since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:12-23


... Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:18


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Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust
in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 1:9


... concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of
Moses, ... how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, ...
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. ~ Mark 12:25-27


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Support of Gospel Preaching

... he stayed with them and worked;
for by occupation they were tentmakers. ~ Acts 18:1-3


A preacher can work and support himself
or be supported by a congregation.


... ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. ...
~ Acts 18:8


And he continued there a year and six months,
teaching the word of God among them. ~ Acts 18:11


... Do we have no right to eat and drink? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 9:1-6

People are entitled get income for thier work.

Soldier
Vineyard
Dairy
Worker
Worker
Worker
ALL
GET
INCOME
... goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard
and does not eat of its fruit? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 9:7


We all have to share as part of this great work.
God calls for doers and not just watchers of the word.


... he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes
in hope should be partaker of his hope. ~ 1st Corinthians 9:8-10


God sets the principles for support.

If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing
if we reap your material things? ~ 1st Corinthians 9:11


LAW OF EXCHANGE.


... Do you not know that those who minister the holy things
eat of the things of the temple, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 9:12-13


Preachers and ministers deserve support from the church.

Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel
should live from the gospel. ~ 1st Corinthians 9:14


It is scripturally and Christ ordained.

But I have used none of these things, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 9:15-18

Paul did not exercise his right for support but remained a slave of God.

... in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. ...
~ Philippians 4:15-17


Support however was sent directly to Paul from the Philippians.

... other churches, taking wages from them to minister to you. ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 11:8-9


Other churches helped Paul in his needs.
Paul was an Apostle, preacher, and minister.
Preaching can be supported by other churches.
Given directly to a preacher if he has a need.


... all who believed ... their possessions and goods, and divided them
among all, as anyone had need. ~ Acts 2:44-45


Collections from believers for believers.

... those who believed Ö brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.
~ Acts 4:32-37


Apostles originally administered the distributions
and it did become overwhelming for them.


"... whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves
continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word." ~ Acts 6:1-4


Deacons were appointed to assist in the burden
as preaching was set as a higher priority than social services.


SERVANT ADMINISTRATOR = DEACON

Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples
multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, ... ~ Acts 6:7


... going to be a great famine ... the disciples, each according to
his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren ... ~ Acts 11:27-30


Funds should be stored up ahead of time for tough periods.

... Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, ... ~ 1st Peter 5:1-2

Given to elders to administer
and for benevolence to those among the flock.
God does not want congregations to become larger than their local work.


Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this:
to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to
keep oneself unspotted from the world. ~ James 1:27


It is an individual responsibility to care for those outside
the church, it is not given as a responsibility of the church.
~ For individuals and not a work of the church.


Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all,
especially to those who are of the household of faith. ~ Galatians 6:10


Priority should be given to believers.

... believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them,
and do not let the church be burdened, ... ~ 1st Timothy 5:16


Elderly supported by the family before the church assists.

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy ... ~ 1st Timothy 5:17-18

Elders are entiled to recieve wages from the church.

... Now concerning the collection for the saints, Ö so you must do also: On the
first day of the week Ö lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper Ö
~ 1st Corinthians 16:1-2


Centered around the collection for the saints.

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A treasury was practiced by the Apostles.

... had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. ~ John 12:4-6

... some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said
to him, "Buy those things we need for the feast," or that
he should give something to the poor. ~ John 13:27-29


... a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.
... if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their
duty is also to minister to them in material things. ~ Romans 15:25-27


Collections are made for the poor IN the church.
Saints are required to support those who teach them the Word.


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Reference on Infinite Wealth

"... the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, ... the LORD your God has
given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage." ~ Deuteronomy 4:19


... things which are seen are temporary,
but the things which are not seen are eternal. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18


All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; ... ~ Daniel 4:35

Submission to God as part of His domain

"And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." ~ John 17:3


... he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life,
and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." ~ John 5:24


... if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it ... ~ Acts 5:38-39

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. ~ 1st Timothy 6:6

... the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things
that have been freely given to us by God. ~ 1st Corinthians 2:12


And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation
to all who obey Him, ... ~ Hebrews 5:9


... Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. ~ Revelation 22:17

"... Not for price nor reward," Says the LORD of hosts. ~ Isaiah 45:12-13

"... Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price." ~ Isaiah 55:1

... in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. ~ 1st John 5:20

... I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.
~ Psalms 119:111-112


Infinite wealth rises beyond cost where the noble live

"... one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses."
~ Luke 12:15


... I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish,
that I may gain Christ ... ~ Philippians 3:8


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Reference on Communion

"... My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many
for the remission of sins." ~ Matthew 26:26-28


"Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and when He had given
thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them,
"This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. ..."
~ Mark 14:22-25


And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying,
"This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
... ~ Luke 22:19-20


... "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger,
and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. ~ John 6:32-35


"... I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of
this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh,
which I shall give for the life of the world." ~ John 6:48-58


"... I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me."
~ John 6:57


... "Take, eat, this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
... saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of Me." ... ~ 1st Corinthians 11:23-32


It is true Jesus put no time frequency upon remembrance of Him.

We do have an apostolic example concerning their frequency.


Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, ...
~ Acts 20:7


It is a weekly acknowledgement and celebration of His resurrection.

... with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ~ 1st Corinthians 5:8

... then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared
in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death,
... ~ Hebrews 2:14-18


... the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:14


... For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?
And what communion has light with darkness? ~ 2nd Corinthians 6:14


"... that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You;
that they also may be one in Us, ..." ~ John 17:21


And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship,
in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. ~ Acts 2:42


... The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ?
The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? ...
~ 1st Corinthians 10:15-17


You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 10:21

For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. ~ Ephesians 5:30

Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. ~ 1st Corinthians 12:27

All creation has part in God whether acknowledged or not.

~ Submission to Him in His eternal glory of Christ ~
Once eternally connected, there is no separation but an enlarging of rejoicing.
Approaching the throne only gets sweeter.
Honey paints Heaven.


... ~ XXX

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