Monday, April 28, 2014

“Heart Burn – 101” …Blog.

“Heart Burn – 101” …Blog.

*** (Luke 24:25-to-32) And He [Jesus] said to them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all things that the prophets spoke!
(Luke 24:26) Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?
(Luke 24:27) And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
(Luke 24:28) And they drew near the village where they were going. And He appeared to be going further.
(Luke 24:29) But they constrained Him, saying, Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. And He went in to stay with them.
(Luke 24:30)  And it happened as He reclined with them, taking the loaf, He blessed it, and breaking it, He gave to them.
(Luke 24:31) And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him. And He became invisible to them.
(Luke 24:32) And they said to one another, Did not our “heart burn” within us while He talked with us by the way and while He opened the Scriptures to us?

*** (2Chronicles 12:14) And he did the EVIL: –>because he did ‘NOT’: –> Prepare his Heart; to seek the LORD.

*** (Ezra 7:10) For Ezra had Prepared his Heart” –> to seek the Law of the LORD Jehovah; –> and to do it; –> and to teach statutes and judgments: in Israel.

*** (1Corinthains 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among Stewards that one be found FAITHFUL.

*** (1Corinthains 11:30) That's why so “MANY” of you [Christians] are WEAK; and SICK; and a considerable number are DYING.

Do You have… “Heart Burn”… when You read the Holy Word of God? In “Luke 24:32” two of the disciples met Christ Jesus after His resurrection, but did Not recognize Him. In these Scriptures, we are explained why. As I read the Holy Word of God, I am always looking for Questions as for the reasons WHY, such things are revealed in Scripture. Perhaps, they had not been looking for a “Resurrected Christ?” Perhaps the “Trauma” of seeing miracles for 3 years and then the ‘Supposed Defeat’ of the Kingdom of God: as Christ was crucified. The Jews had been looking for a Deliverer, to free them from Roman Oppression. Christ Jesus did Not fit into that pattern. Only when Christ opened to them the Scriptures, “Luke 24:27” were they then ‘Cognizant’ of His Mission. I prepare my heart, before I meet with Christ Jesus… “Daily”… in His Holy Word! May I simply ASK: “Do You, before You meet with Him, Daily”…?

*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the LORD.

“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.

*** (Micah 6:8) He has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to Do Justice; and to Love Mercy; and to Walk Humbly ‘with’ your God?

Recently I was sharing with one of my Brothers in Christ… about these techniques. His wife said, “That she was Not a “Morning Person!” I simply asked, when You are on Vacation, do You sleep in or do You become a ‘morning person’, to get the “Most out of your Vacation?” Most of us admire an “Olympic Athlete”. Their ‘training & discipline’ is Not for that “Gold Medal”, but so they can have their ‘Picture’ on that box of cereal! [Joke] I once heard the testimony of a Decathlon champion. He said he did Not feel like running, but after 12-14 miles, he did! Christ Jesus called His Disciples, “Soldiers!” We are soldiers in this Spiritual War, “His Truth Against Lies!” (1Jn 5:19)

*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Join me in suffering like a good soldier = of Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 2:4) No one serving in the military = gets mixed up in civilian matters = for his aim is to please his commanding officer. [Christ Jesus]
(2Tim 2:5) Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize = unless he competes according to the Rules.

“Shipwreck Christians [?] – 101” …Blog.

*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace; then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?

*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will NOT somehow be disqualified. [John 10:27-28-29]

*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation; beloved, I had need to write to you; to exhort you to ‘Contend Earnestly’ for the [True] Faith; once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For some people have slipped in; among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation; because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

“Earnestly ‘Contending’ for the: ‘True Faith’ – 101”…Blog [1/5]

Most of us has at least one area in our lives that we “Excel in”. For many, it is their chosen career. For others, it is their Job, where they fill a need: sometimes without much recognition. Whatever our calling, even that of a “stay at home mother”: it is a ‘Calling from God!’ What really makes our… “Position of being a Servant”… “(Matthew 23:11) But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant”… is simply His calling upon our Lives! In whatever we do in this life… we are “His Workmanship & His Representative” to a lost & dying world!

*** (Colossians 3:23-24-25) And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and Not to men;
(Col 3:24) knowing that from the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. For you serve the Lord Christ.
(Col 3:25) But he who does Wrong shall receive justice for the wrong which he did, and there is no respect of persons.

*** (Isaiah 32:17) And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the service of righteousness shall be quietness and hope forever.

*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done “All” the things “Commanded” you, say; We are unprofitable servants; for we have done what was [only] Our = ‘DUTY’ To Do.

 “Reasonable Service – 101” …Blog.

*** (Romans 12:1-to-4) I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
(Rom 12:2) “Do Not” be conformed to this world; but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is -> what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
(Rom 12:3) For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you ‘Not’ to think of yourself more highly than you should think; rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has ASSIGNED each of you.
(Rom 12:4) For we have many parts in one body; but these parts do ‘Not’ all have the same function [office].

Each morning when I meet with Christ Jesus… in His Holy Word, I spend the rest of the day, examining those Scriptures in my mind. When we do this, we simply ‘Allow the Indwelling Holy Spirit’ to… “REARRANGE our Thought Processes!” Hour human reasoning & human logic is REPLACED: with His Holy Word & the Truth of His Holy Word. Christ Jesus is the Living Word of God, did Always & Only the will of God! The sooner we know the Scriptures and are willing to “Obey” [Luke 6:46 & James 1:22] them; the more our minds will be “Transformed” into the “Mind of Christ!” Remember what John the Baptist said…? “(John 3:30) He must Increase, but I must Decrease.”

“Christ In You, the Hope of Glory – 101” …Blog.

*** (Ephesians 1:13-14) in Whom also you, Hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in Whom also believing, [Acts 15:8-9] you were Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise,
(Eph 1:14) Who is the earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. [Romans 8:9]

*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain Because you have become too lazy to Understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if our outer man is wearing out, our inner man is being Renewed: Day by Day. [John 15:1-2-3]

*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us [Genesis 1:26]? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!

*** (Luke 14:26-to-30) If anyone comes to Me [Jesus] and does Not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, Yes, and his own life also, he Cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever does Not bear his cross and come after Me, he Cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:28) For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and Count the Cost, whether he may have enough to finish it;
(Luke 14:29) lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is Not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him,
(Luke 14:30) saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.

*** (1Corinthains 9:16) For though I preach the gospel, no glory is to me. For necessity is laid on me; yea: woe is to me -> if I do NOT preach the gospel!

*** (Deuteronomy 18:13) Thou shalt be Perfect with the LORD thy God.

*** (Matthew 5:48) You be therefore Perfect; even as your Father [God] which is in heaven: is perfect.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

“Trust, Communication & Relationship ‘FAILURE’ – 101” …Blog.

“Trust, Communication & Relationship ‘FAILURE’ – 101” …Blog.

(Mark 12:29-to-34) And Jesus answered him, The First of ALL the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;
(Mark 12:30) and you shall love the Lord your God with all your Heart, and with all your Soul, and with all your Mind, and with all your Strength." This is the first commandment.
(Mark 12:31) And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
(Mark 12:32) And the scribe said to Him, Right, Teacher, according to truth You have spoken, that God is one, and there is no other besides Him.
(Mark 12:33) And to love Him with all the Heart, and with all the Understanding, and with all the Soul, and with all the Strength, and to love the neighbor as himself, is More than ALL the burnt offerings and sacrifices.
(Mar 12:34) And seeing that he had answered intelligently, Jesus said to him, You are Not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared to question Him anymore.

*** (James 1:22) Keep on being “Doers” of the Word, and “NOT” merely hearers, who ‘Deceive’ themselves. [Proverbs 14:1]

*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘you’ call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do ‘Not’ do - what I [Jesus] say? [1Corinthains 4:2]

*** (1Samuel 15:22-26) And Samuel said, Does Jehovah delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice [Word] of the LORD Jehovah? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice! To listen is better than the fat of rams!
(1Sam 15:23) For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idol-worship. Because you have rejected the Word of the LORD Jehovah, He has also rejected you from being king!

“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.

*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Do your Best to present yourself to God as an Approved Worker, who has Nothing to be ashamed of, Handling the Word of Truth with Precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

Do You realize that ‘Success & Failure’ are BOTH… “Choices”…? They are BOTH founded in OUR: “TRUST & Communication”…? By Choice, they will lead to “Success or Failure” in ‘Any Relationship’. Here in the USA, “Half of all marriages: will end in Divorce!” As many falsely claim that America is a Christian Nation, “SOMETHING is WRONG”…! First a nation cannot be Born Again, ONLY People can. Second the majority of our Population are NOT Born Again Christians, they are ONLY the “MANY”… which Christ Jesus spoke about in “Matthew 7:21-22-23”…! Did You see the ‘Avatar Picture’ for this Bible Blog…? There is an Authority Structure in all of Creation, which “MANY” do Not understand: “NOR Want TO!”

*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get Wisdom; and with all your getting get Understanding.

*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth's sake; for You have magnified = Your Word = above all Your name. [John 12:48]

*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept; precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go; and fall backward [backslide]; and be broken; and snared; and taken.

*** (1Corinthains 11:30) That's why so many of you [Christians] are WEAK; and SICK; and a considerable number are DYING.

“Pick & Choose ‘Christian’s’? – 101”
*** (Romans 15:4) For whatever things were written before were written for our Learning, so that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Do You know the Scriptures better than anything else in Life…? IF Not, then one is “Doomed to Failure: in Any Relationship.” Your relationship with Christ Jesus is NO Better, than your “Obedience & Knowledge” of the Holy Word of God…! Did You know that “Christ Jesus, the Passover Lamb of God, the LORD of Lords & KING of Kings”… is the “Living Word of God”…? The Bible is NOT just a book, but a revelation of God and His Workings towards all mankind. People who are NOT Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God… do Not like to be Shared the Holy Word of God! Why…? They are “Convicted by the Holy Spirit”… that they Do NOT have that Right Relationship with God the Father, through the Finished Work of Redemption, by Christ Jesus! No “Real Christian”, FEARS the Holy Word of God! When You love His Holy Word, You simply Love HIM…! Perhaps LOOK Again at… “Psalms 138:2”…? He God has set His Holy Word… above His Holy Name [s]…!

*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a FIRE? Says the LORD Jehovah; and like a Hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? [Hebrews 4:11-12-13]

“WHO – is the Word of God? – 101” …Blog.

*** (Proverbs 30:4) Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name? Surely you know.

*** (Genesis 18:25) Far be it from You to act in this manner, to kill the righteous with the wicked. And far be it from You, that the righteous should be as the wicked. Shall Not the Judge of all the earth do right? [Isaiah 55:8-to-11 & Revelation 1:17-18]

*** (2Timothy 4:1-to-4) Therefore I solemnly Witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is going to JUDGE the living and the dead: according to His appearance and His kingdom, [John 12:48]
(2Tim 4:2) PREACH the WORD, be instant in season and out of season, Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort with all long-suffering and Doctrine.
(2Tim 4:3) For a time will be when they will NOTendure sound doctrine: but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear.
(2Tim 4:4) And they will turn away their ears from the TRUTH and will be turned to Myths. [fables]

Do You realize that God continues to “Speak”… and Mankind “Refuses to Listen & Obey”…? God’s Command for Mankind is… “To Repent”…! He even gives “Repentance” [2Timothy 2:25-26] and they Continue to Refuse His Commands! The Spiritual, Financial & Social mess we find our country in, is “Reflected” in our national response to the Gospel! We Americans: parallel the “Disobedience” of OT Covenant Israel! Say it isn’t “So”…? OT Israel sacrificed their Children to “Heathen Idols”, yet: we American do so on the Alter of Sexual Pleasure!

*** (Exodus 20:13) You shall NOT Murder [Kill] the Innocent!

“Abortion –> The ‘America’ Holocaust – 101” …Blog.

*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to Repentance.

*** (Acts 17:30-31) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now [Strictly] Commands ALL men everywhere to REPENT:
(Acts 17:31)  Because He hath appointed a day, in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man [Christ Jesus] Whom: He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto ALL men; in that He [God] has raised Him [Jesus] from the dead. [John 10:17-18]

*** (1Timothy 2:4) Who will have All men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth. [John 17:17].

*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is Not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to Repentance.

“Post ‘9-11’:  American’s Health, Twelve [12] Years Later – 101”
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore, bring forth Fruits worthy of Repentance; and do Not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I [Jesus] say to you; that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Repentance – 101 Blog  [1/6]             
It is NOT what that ‘Other Person’ does in a RELATIONSHIP… it is Because of WHAT, You do NOT do in “Obeying His Holy Word”…! Have You ever read… “Luke 18:7-8”…? Either You believe that God is in Control of Everything: or ‘NOT’…? How can ONE say they Love God… and then DESPISE their Mate…? Something is WRONG: with that Situation. God had “Ordained” an Authority Structure for each family unit. When that is “Violated”, it has become the Sin of “Witchcraft & Rebellion”1Samuel 15:22-26”…! When Problems arise in any Relationship, does the one offended go to God and “Ask”…?

*** (James 1:5-to-8) Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, Who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.
(Jas 1:6) But he must ask in faith, Without ANY Doubts, for the one who has doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
(Jas 1:7) Such a person should NOT expect to receive anything from the Lord.
(Jas 1:8) He is a Double-Minded man, Unstable in all he undertakes.

*** (Matthew 7:13-14) "Go in through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to Destruction, and “MANY” people are entering by it.
(Matt 7:14) How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to Life, and “FEW are the people who find it!"

*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written that “man shall Not live by bread alone; but by “Every” –> Word of God.” [Matt 4:4 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!