Saturday, July 31, 2021

CHRIST in us

 

Colossians 1:27

King James Version

27 To whom God would make known 

what is the riches of the glory 

of this mystery among the Gentiles; 

which is Christ in you, 

the hope of glory:


The HOLY SPIRIT and I just finished writing GOD's GIFT to GENTILES.

It was revealed that we are all children of God -- Jew, Greek, Gentile.

A precious GIFT from GOD's GRACE.

And that CHRIST is in us.

But what does that mean?

Spirit led me to these verses:

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, 

I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him 

should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


John 3:30

King James Version

30 He must increase

but I must decrease.


John 14:16-18

King James Version

16 And I will pray the Father, 

and he shall give you another Comforter, 

that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; 

whom the world cannot receive, 

because it seeth him not, 

neither knoweth him: 

but ye know him; 

for he dwelleth with you, 

and shall be in you.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: 

I will come to you.


John 14:19-20

King James Version

19 Yet a little while, 

and the world seeth me no more; 

but ye see me: 

because I live

ye shall live also.

20 At that day ye shall know 

that I am in my Father, 

and ye in me, 

and I in you.


John 14:23

King James Version

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

If a man love me, 

he will keep my words: 

and my Father will love him, 

and we will come unto him, 

and make our abode with him.


John 15:1-17

King James Version

15 I am the true vine, 

and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: 

and every branch that beareth fruit, 

he purgeth it, 

that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word 

which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, 

and I in you. 

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, 

except it abide in the vine; 

no more can ye, 

except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, 

ye are the branches: 

He that abideth in me, 

and I in him, 

the same bringeth forth much fruit: 

for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, 

he is cast forth as a branch, 

and is withered; 

and men gather them, 

and cast them into the fire, 

and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, 

and my words abide in you, 

ye shall ask what ye will, 

and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, 

that ye bear much fruit; 

so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, 

so have I loved you: 

continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, 

ye shall abide in my love

even as I have kept my Father's commandments, 

and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, 

that my joy might remain in you, 

and that your joy might be full.

12 This is my commandment, 

That ye love one another, 

as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, 

that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, 

if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; 

for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: 

but I have called you friends; 

for all things that I have heard of my Father 

I have made known unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen me, 

but I have chosen you, 

and ordained you, 

that ye should go and bring forth fruit, 

and that your fruit should remain: 

that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, 

he may give it you.

17 These things I command you, 

that ye love one another.


John 17:17-26

King James Version

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: 

thy word is truth.

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, 

even so have I also sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, 

that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, 

but for them also which shall believe on me 

through their word;

21 That they all may be one; 

as thou, Father, 

art in me, 

and I in thee, 

that they also may be one in us: 

that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; 

that they may be one, 

even as we are one:

23 I in them, and thou in me, 

that they may be made perfect in one; 

and that the world may know 

that thou hast sent me, 

and hast loved them, 

as thou hast loved me.

24 Father, 

I will that they also, 

whom thou hast given me, 

be with me where I am; 

that they may behold my glory, 

which thou hast given me: 

for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, 

the world hath not known thee: 

but I have known thee, 

and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26 And I have declared unto them thy name, 

and will declare it: 

that the love wherewith thou hast loved me 

may be in them, 

and I in them.


Romans 8:9

King James Version

9 But ye are not in the flesh, 

but in the Spirit, 

if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. 

Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, 

he is none of his.


Romans 8:10

King James Version

10 And if Christ be in you

the body is dead because of sin; 

but the Spirit is life 

because of righteousness.


1 Corinthians 12:26-27

King James Version

26 And whether one member suffer, 

all the members suffer with it; 

or one member be honoured, 

all the members rejoice with it.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, 

and members in particular.


2 Corinthians 5:20-21

King James Version

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, 

as though God did beseech you by us

we pray you in Christ's stead, 

be ye reconciled to God.

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, 

who knew no sin; 

that we might be made 

the righteousness of God in him.


2 Corinthians 13:5

King James Version

5 Examine yourselves, 

whether ye be in the faith

prove your own selves. 

Know ye not your own selves, 

how that Jesus Christ is in you, 

except ye be reprobates?


Galatians 2:20

King James Version

20 I am crucified with Christ: 

nevertheless I live; 

yet not I, 

but Christ liveth in me

and the life which I now live in the flesh 

I live by the faith of the Son of God

who loved me, 

and gave himself for me.


Ephesians 3:14-19

King James Version

14 For this cause I bow my knees 

unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 That he would grant you, 

according to the riches of his glory, 

to be strengthened with might 

by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith

that ye, 

being rooted and grounded in love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints 

what is the breadth, 

and length, 

and depth, 

and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, 

which passeth knowledge, 

that ye might be filled 

with all the fulness of God.


2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

King James Version

10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, 

and to be admired in all them that believe 

(because our testimony among you was believed) 

in that day.

11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, 

that our God would count you worthy of this calling, 

and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, 

and the work of faith with power:

12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ 

may be glorified in you, 

and ye in him, 

according to the grace of our God 

and the Lord Jesus Christ.


1 John 1:7

King James Version

7 But if we walk in the light, 

as he is in the light, 

we have fellowship one with another, 

and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son 

cleanseth us from all sin.


1 John 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye are of God, 

little children, 

and have overcome them: 

because greater is he that is in you, 

than he that is in the world.


1 John 4:13-16

King James Version

13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, 

and he in us, 

because he hath given us of his Spirit.

14 And we have seen and do testify 

that the Father sent the Son 

to be the Saviour of the world.

15 Whosoever shall confess 

that Jesus is the Son of God, 

God dwelleth in him, 

and he in God.

16 And we have known and believed 

the love that God hath to us. 

God is love; 

and he that dwelleth in love 

dwelleth in God, 

and God in him.


1 John 5:12

King James Version

12 He that hath the Son hath life

and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.


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1 Corinthians 2:12

King James Version

12 Now we have received, 

not the spirit of the world, 

but the spirit which is of God; 

that we might know the things 

that are freely given to us of God.


Take heart, dear Gentile.

If you are not a Jew, then you're a Gentile.

And God looks kindly upon all of us.

Especially if we are Gentile believers in His Son.

Through His GRACE, through His SON JESUS, and through His HOLY SPIRIT, these things were revealed to me from SCRIPTURE early this morning:

CHRIST is IN us.

Colossians 1:26-27

King James Version

26 Even the mystery 

which hath been hid from ages 

and from generations, 

but now is made manifest to his saints:

27 To whom God would make known 

what is the riches of the glory of this mystery 

among the Gentiles; 

which is Christ in you

the hope of glory:


Gentiles are FELLOWHEIRS in CHRIST.

Ephesians 3:2-6

King James Version

2 If ye have heard of the dispensation 

of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

3 How that by revelation 

he made known unto me the mystery; 

(as I wrote afore in few words,

4 Whereby, 

when ye read, 

ye may understand my knowledge 

in the mystery of Christ)

5 Which in other ages 

was not made known unto the sons of men, 

as it is now revealed 

unto his holy apostles 

and prophets by the Spirit;

6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, 

and of the same body, 

and partakers of his promise in Christ 

by the gospel:


We have received the SPIRIT of ADOPTION -- we are CHILDREN of GOD.

Romans 8:15-17

King James Version

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage 

again to fear; 

but ye have received the Spirit of adoption

whereby we cry, 

Abba, 

Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, 

that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, 

then heirs; 

heirs of God, 

and joint-heirs with Christ

if so be that we suffer with him, 

that we may be also glorified together.


We are all ONE in CHRIST.

Galatians 3:28

King James Version

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, 

there is neither bond nor free, 

there is neither male nor female: 

for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.


Apostle PAUL was tasked to teach among Gentiles the "unsearchable riches" of CHRIST, and the "fellowship of the mystery".

Ephesians 3:7-9

King James Version

7 Whereof I was made a minister, 

according to the gift of the grace of God 

given unto me 

by the effectual working of his power.

8 Unto me, 

who am less than the least of all saints, 

is this grace given, 

that I should preach among the Gentiles 

the unsearchable riches of Christ;

9 And to make all men see 

what is the fellowship of the mystery, 

which from the beginning of the world 

hath been hid in God, 

who created all things by Jesus Christ:


With the OBJECTIVE being:

Romans 8:17

King James Version

17 And if children, 

then heirs; 

heirs of God, 

and joint-heirs with Christ; 

if so be that we suffer with him, 

that we may be also glorified together.


Ephesians 3:16-17

King James Version

16 That he would grant you, 

according to the riches of his glory, 

to be strengthened with might by his Spirit 

in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; 

that ye, 

being rooted and grounded in love,


Ephesians 3:18-19

King James Version

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints 

what is the breadth, 

and length, 

and depth, 

and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, 

which passeth knowledge, 

that ye might be filled 

with all the fulness of God.


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Friday, July 30, 2021

The LIVING GOD

 

Exodus 20:1-3

King James Version

20 And God spake all these words, 

saying,

2 I am the Lord thy God, 

which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 

out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.


God hates idolatry, because He is the LIVING GOD.

You will find out, from these verses His Holy Spirit led me to:

Joshua 3:9-10

King James Version

9 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel

Come hither, 

and hear the words of the Lord your God.

10 And Joshua said, 

Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, 

and that he will without fail drive out from before you 

the Canaanites, 

and the Hittites, 

and the Hivites, 

and the Perizzites, 

and the Girgashites, 

and the Amorites, 

and the Jebusites.


Jeremiah 10:10

King James Version

10 But the Lord is the true God, 

he is the living God, 

and an everlasting king: 

at his wrath the earth shall tremble, 

and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.


Daniel 6:25-28

King James Version

25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people

nations, 

and languages, 

that dwell in all the earth; 

Peace be multiplied unto you.

26 I make a decree, 

That in every dominion of my kingdom 

men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: 

for he is the living God, 

and stedfast for ever, 

and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, 

and his dominion shall be even unto the end.

27 He delivereth and rescueth, 

and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, 

who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, 

and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.


Through JESUS, this was revealed:

John 6:57-58

King James Version

57 As the living Father hath sent me, 

and I live by the Father: 

so he that eateth me, 

even he shall live by me.

58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: 

not as your fathers did eat manna, 

and are dead: 

he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.


One day, Jesus asked His disciples:

Matthew 16:13

King James Version

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, 

he asked his disciples, 

saying, 

Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?


They replied:

Matthew 16:14

King James Version

14 And they said, 

Some say that thou art John the Baptist: 

some, 

Elias; 

and others, 

Jeremias, 

or one of the prophets.


But, the LORD persisted:

Matthew 16:15

King James Version

15 He saith unto them, 

But whom say ye that I am?


Finally, Peter volunteered:

Matthew 16:16

King James Version

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 

Thou art the Christ, 

the Son of the living God.


Pleased, JESUS gave the final remark:

Matthew 16:17

King James Version

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Blessed art thou, 

Simon Barjona: 

for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, 

but my Father which is in heaven.


GOD is the LIVING GOD.

That's why He hates idolatry.

That's why His WORD is alive.

Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

12 For the word of God is quick, 

and powerful, 

and sharper than any twoedged sword, 

piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, 

and of the joints and marrow, 

and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


And that's why we are not to serve idols, of any sort.

We are to serve the living God.

In honor of the sacrificed Lamb.

Hebrews 9:14

King James Version

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, 

who through the eternal Spirit 

offered himself without spot to God, 

purge your conscience from dead works 

to serve the living God?


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Thursday, July 29, 2021

JESUS lambasts hypocrites

 

What angers the LORD?

Matthew 7:5

King James Version

5 Thou hypocrite, 

first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; 

and then shalt thou see clearly 

to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.


The thing about the LORD JESUS, is that He doesn't mince words.

Neither did His FATHER.

Jesus can't be any other way.

Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come 

to seek and to save 

that which was lost.


For He takes great responsibility for all GOD sent Him.

John 6:39

King James Version

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, 

that of all which he hath given me 

I should lose nothing, 

but should raise it up again at the last day.


That's why, if the LORD seems harsh, it is DEFINITELY for our own SALVATION.

Not just our own good, but for GOD's purpose.

We are to be made perfect, for GOD.

Listen to how JESUS lambasts hypocrites.

Which can apply to most of us, so take heed.

Don't take it personally, consider it GRACE from GOD.

Which always is, when corrected by God.

Matthew 23:13

King James Version

13 But woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: 

for ye neither go in yourselves, 

neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.


Matthew 23:14

King James Version

14 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye devour widows' houses, 

and for a pretence make long prayer: 

therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.


Matthew 23:15

King James Version

15 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, 

and when he is made, 

ye make him twofold more the child of hell 

than yourselves.


Matthew 23:16-22

King James Version

16 Woe unto you, 

ye blind guides, 

which say, 

Whosoever shall swear by the temple, 

it is nothing; 

but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, 

he is a debtor!

17 Ye fools and blind: 

for whether is greater, 

the gold, 

or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

18 And, 

Whosoever shall swear by the altar, 

it is nothing; 

but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, 

he is guilty.

19 Ye fools and blind: 

for whether is greater, 

the gift, 

or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, 

sweareth by it, 

and by all things thereon.

21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, 

sweareth by it, 

and by him that dwelleth therein.

22 And he that shall swear by heaven, 

sweareth by the throne of God, 

and by him that sitteth thereon.


Matthew 23:23-24

King James Version

23 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, 

and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, 

judgment, 

mercy, 

and faith: 

these ought ye to have done, 

and not to leave the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, 

which strain at a gnat, 

and swallow a camel.


Matthew 23:25-26

King James Version

25 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye make clean the outside of the cup 

and of the platter, 

but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, 

cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, 

that the outside of them may be clean also.


Matthew 23:27-28

King James Version

27 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, 

which indeed appear beautiful outward, 

but are within full of dead men's bones, 

and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous 

unto men, 

but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.


Matthew 23:29-36

King James Version

29 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

because ye build the tombs of the prophets, 

and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

30 And say, 

If we had been in the days of our fathers, 

we would not have been partakers with them 

in the blood of the prophets.

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, 

that ye are the children of them 

which killed the prophets.

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, 

ye generation of vipers, 

how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34 Wherefore, 

behold, 

I send unto you prophets, 

and wise men, 

and scribes: 

and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; 

and some of them shall ye scourge 

in your synagogues, 

and persecute them from city to city:

35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood 

shed upon the earth, 

from the blood of righteous Abel 

unto the blood of Zacharias 

son of Barachias, 

whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, 

All these things shall come upon this generation.


Matthew 23:37-39

King James Version

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 

thou that killest the prophets, 

and stonest them which are sent unto thee, 

how often would I have gathered 

thy children together, 

even as a hen gathereth her chickens 

under her wings, 

and ye would not!

38 Behold, 

your house is left unto you desolate.

39 For I say unto you, 

Ye shall not see me henceforth

till ye shall say, 

Blessed is he 

that cometh 

in the name of the Lord.


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