Monday, September 13, 2021

HELPING each other UP

 

BELIEVERS in JESUS:

1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

King James Version

5 Ye are all the children of light, 

and the children of the day: 

we are not of the night, 

nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, 

as do others; 

but let us watch 

and be sober.


As born again, I take great responsibility for sharing the GOSPEL with you.

It's time we lived right, by GOD.

We must believe in His Gospel.

As if to mark the urgency, the HOLY SPIRIT gave me these words two months ago:

"That all men may know the BIBLE, 

and live by it."


Which became this blog's description.

So very apt, too!

SPIRIT's that way -- PURE, PERFECT, PRECISE.

But why the urgency to share Scripture with you?

Why must we start seeking God, praying to Jesus, reading the Bible, and being instructed by the Holy Spirit of God?

Why must we shed all pride, ego, greed, vanity, lust, and things of the world?

Why must we be born again?

Why must we live our life, according to the Bible's precepts?

Why must we obey God's commandments?

On 14 January 2020, the LORD JESUS led me to a particular verse that told me why.

Matthew 24:40

King James Version

40 Then shall two be in the field; 

the one shall be taken, 

and the other left.


If you do simple math, taking the verse for what it is, HALF of the world's population can disappear.

That means, nearly FOUR MILLION faithful can disappear, at a time of GOD's choosing -- in an instant.

The remaining half will be "left behind", and will suffer GREAT travail.

Can you imagine their chaos, shock, and grief?

Mark 13:32

King James Version

32 But of that day and that hour 

knoweth no man, 

no, 

not the angels which are in heaven, 

neither the Son, 

but the Father.


It then defined the work I needed to do.

To alert you to the fact that the LORD JESUS may have His faithful meet Him up in the air anytime.

There is no time to waste.

We must return to the LORD now.

Every second is PURE GRACE from GOD.

Here's what a believer is tasked to do:

We must be born again.

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.


We must be perfect.

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven 

is perfect.


We must be holy.

Leviticus 19:2

King James Version

2 Speak unto all the congregation 

of the children of Israel, 

and say unto them, 

Ye shall be holy: 

for I the Lord your God 

am holy.


We must be spotless.

2 Peter 3:14

King James Version

14 Wherefore, 

beloved, 

seeing that ye look for such things, 

be diligent 

that ye may be found of him in peace, 

without spot, 

and blameless.


We must be undefiled.

Psalm 119:1

King James Version

119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, 

who walk in the law of the Lord.


We must be righteous.

Proverbs 2:7

King James Version

7 He layeth up sound wisdom 

for the righteous: 

he is a buckler to them 

that walk uprightly.


We must do all things, with LOVE for GOD.

Philippians 2:14-16

King James Version

14 Do all things without murmurings 

and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless 

and harmless, 

the sons of God, 

without rebuke

in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, 

among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life

that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, 

that I have not run in vain, 

neither laboured in vain.


We must: 

SEEK God, 

BECOME born again, 

REPENT of our sins, 

BELIEVE in Jesus,

LIVE His Gospel, and 

LISTEN to the Holy Spirit.


Here's how we can all help each other up:

1 Thessalonians 5:14-23

King James Version

14 Now we exhort you, 

brethren, 

warn them that are unruly, 

comfort the feebleminded, 

support the weak, 

be patient toward all men.

15 See that none render evil for evil 

unto any man; 

but ever follow that which is good, 

both among yourselves, 

and to all men.

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: 

for this is the will of God 

in Christ Jesus 

concerning you.

19 Quench not the Spirit.

20 Despise not prophesyings.

21 Prove all things; 

hold fast that which is good.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

23 And the very God of peace 

sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God 

your whole spirit 

and soul 

and body 

be preserved blameless 

unto the coming 

of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Let's help each other up.

And not be the cause, of each other's downfall.


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