Tuesday, November 30, 2021

DISEASES during the TIME of JESUS

 

Matthew 14:34-36

King James Version

34 And when they were gone over, 

they came into the land of Gennesaret.

35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, 

they sent out into all that country round about, 

and brought unto him all that were diseased;

36 And besought him 

that they might only touch the hem of his garment: 

and as many as touched 

were made perfectly whole.


Ever wondered what diseases, or ailments, proliferated during the time of JESUS?

The HOLY SPIRIT led me to it today.

If they were not important, the Bible would not have spoken of it.

And I could not help think to myself, how times have changed.

And how strange the diseases have become, today.

In grave reflection of the times?

Let's go back into time, with apostle Luke*, looking through his eyes, for he was a physician.

Let's also find out how our LORD JESUS healed our suffering brethren.


Leprosy.

Luke 5:12-13

King James Version

12 And it came to pass, 

when he was in a certain city, 

behold a man full of leprosy: 

who seeing Jesus fell on his face, 

and besought him, saying, 

Lord, if thou wilt, 

thou canst make me clean.

13 And he put forth his hand, 

and touched him, saying, 

I will: 

be thou clean. 

And immediately the leprosy departed from him.


Palsy.

Luke 5:18-20

King James Version

18 And, behold, 

men brought in a bed a man 

which was taken with a palsy: 

and they sought means to bring him in, 

and to lay him before him.

19 And when they could not find 

by what way they might bring him in 

because of the multitude, 

they went upon the housetop, 

and let him down through the tiling with his couch 

into the midst before Jesus.

20 And when he saw their faith, 

he said unto him, 

Man, 

thy sins are forgiven thee.


Disease of the blood.

Luke 8:43-48

King James Version

43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, 

which had spent all her living upon physicians, 

neither could be healed of any,

44 Came behind him, 

and touched the border of his garment: 

and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

45 And Jesus said, 

Who touched me

When all denied, 

Peter and they that were with him said, 

Master, 

the multitude throng thee and press thee, 

and sayest thou, 

Who touched me?

46 And Jesus said, 

Somebody hath touched me: 

for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, 

she came trembling, 

and falling down before him, 

she declared unto him before all the people 

for what cause she had touched him, 

and how she was healed immediately.

48 And he said unto her, 

Daughter, 

be of good comfort: 

thy faith hath made thee whole; 

go in peace.


Blindness.

Luke 18:35-43

King James Version

35 And it came to pass, 

that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, 

a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

36 And hearing the multitude pass by, 

he asked what it meant.

37 And they told him, 

that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.

38 And he cried, saying, 

Jesus, 

thou son of David, 

have mercy on me.

39 And they which went before rebuked him, 

that he should hold his peace: 

but he cried so much the more, 

Thou son of David, 

have mercy on me.

40 And Jesus stood, 

and commanded him to be brought unto him: 

and when he was come near, 

he asked him,

41 Saying, 

What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee

And he said, 

Lord, 

that I may receive my sight.

42 And Jesus said unto him, 

Receive thy sight: 

thy faith hath saved thee.

43 And immediately he received his sight, 

and followed him, 

glorifying God: 

and all the people, 

when they saw it, 

gave praise unto God.


Demon possession.

Luke 8:26-33

King James Version

26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, 

which is over against Galilee.

27 And when he went forth to land, 

there met him out of the city a certain man, 

which had devils long time, 

and ware no clothes, 

neither abode in any house, 

but in the tombs.

28 When he saw Jesus, 

he cried out, 

and fell down before him, 

and with a loud voice said, 

What have I to do with thee, 

Jesus, 

thou Son of God most high? 

I beseech thee, 

torment me not.

29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit 

to come out of the man

For oftentimes it had caught him: 

and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; 

and he brake the bands, 

and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

30 And Jesus asked him, saying, 

What is thy name

And he said, Legion

because many devils were entered into him.

31 And they besought him that he would not command them 

to go out into the deep.

32 And there was there an herd of many swine 

feeding on the mountain: 

and they besought him that he would suffer them 

to enter into them

And he suffered them.

33 Then went the devils out of the man, 

and entered into the swine: 

and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake,

 and were choked.


Huh?

Demon possession is a disease?

2 Corinthians 7:1

King James Version

7 Having therefore these promises, 

dearly beloved, 

let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness 

of the flesh and spirit, 

perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


*Luke was mentioned in this epistle:

Colossians 4:14

King James Version

14 Luke, 

the beloved physician

and Demas, 

greet you.


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Monday, November 29, 2021

SERENITY

 

In JESUS is PEACE:

Isaiah 26:3

King James Version

3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, 

whose mind is stayed on thee: 

because he trusteth in thee.


The world may go this way, and that.

But you can find peace from the WORD of GOD.

These verses give peace, joy, and reassurance.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


Colossians 3:1-2

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.


Philippians 4:6

King James Version

6 Be careful for nothing; 

but in every thing by prayer 

and supplication with thanksgiving 

let your requests be made known unto God.


John 14:27

King James Version

27 Peace I leave with you, 

my peace I give unto you: 

not as the world giveth, 

give I unto you. 

Let not your heart be troubled, 

neither let it be afraid.


Colossians 3:15

King James Version

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, 

to the which also ye are called in one body; 

and be ye thankful.


Isaiah 52:7

King James Version

7 How beautiful upon the mountains 

are the feet of him 

that bringeth good tidings, 

that publisheth peace; 

that bringeth good tidings of good, 

that publisheth salvation; 

that saith unto Zion, 

Thy God reigneth!


1 Peter 5:6-7

King James Version

6 Humble yourselves therefore 

under the mighty hand of God, 

that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; 

for he careth for you.


1 Corinthians 14:33

King James Version

33 For God is not the author of confusion, 

but of peace

as in all churches of the saints.


Romans 8:6

King James Version

6 For to be carnally minded is death; 

but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.


Psalm 34:14

King James Version

14 Depart from evil, 

and do good; 

seek peace, 

and pursue it.


Philippians 4:7

King James Version

7 And the peace of God, 

which passeth all understanding, 

shall keep your hearts and minds 

through Christ Jesus.


Proverbs 16:7

King James Version

7 When a man's ways please the Lord, 

he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.


Ephesians 4:3

King James Version

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit 

in the bond of peace.


Isaiah 41:10

King James Version

10 Fear thou not; 

for I am with thee: 

be not dismayed; 

for I am thy God: 

I will strengthen thee; 

yea, I will help thee;

 yea, I will uphold thee 

with the right hand 

of my righteousness.


Ephesians 4:4-7

King James Version

4 There is one body, 

and one Spirit, 

even as ye are called 

in one hope of your calling;

5 One Lord, 

one faith,

one baptism,

6 One God and Father of all, 

who is above all, 

and through all, 

and in you all.

7 But unto every one of us is given grace 

according to the measure of the gift of Christ.


Jude 2

King James Version

2 Mercy unto you, 

and peace, 

and love, 

be multiplied.


Matthew 11:28-30

King James Version

28 Come unto me, 

all ye that labour and are heavy laden, 

and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, 

and learn of me; 

for I am meek and lowly in heart: 

and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, 

and my burden is light.


John 20:19-22

King James Version

19 Then the same day at evening, 

being the first day of the week, 

when the doors were shut 

where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, 

came Jesus and stood in the midst, 

and saith unto them, 

Peace be unto you.

20 And when he had so said, 

he shewed unto them his hands and his side. 

Then were the disciples glad, 

when they saw the Lord.

21 Then said Jesus to them again, 

Peace be unto you: 

as my Father hath sent me, 

even so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, 

he breathed on them, 

and saith unto them, 

Receive ye the Holy Ghost:


Isaiah 55:12

King James Version

12 For ye shall go out with joy, 

and be led forth with peace: 

the mountains and the hills 

shall break forth before you into singing, 

and all the trees of the field 

shall clap their hands.


1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

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.


Job 22:21

King James Version

21 Acquaint now thyself with him, 

and be at peace: 

thereby good shall come unto thee.


John 14:1-4

King James Version

14 Let not your heart be troubled: 

ye believe in God, 

believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: 

if it were not so, 

I would have told you. 

I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, 

I will come again, 

and receive you unto myself; 

that where I am, 

there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, 

and the way ye know.


2 Corinthians 13:11

King James Version

11 Finally, brethren, 

farewell. 

Be perfect, 

be of good comfort, 

be of one mind, 

live in peace; 

and the God of love and peace 

shall be with you.


Psalm 4:8

King James Version

8 I will both lay me down in peace, 

and sleep: 

for thou, 

Lord, 

only makest me dwell 

in safety.


Numbers 6:24-26

King James Version

24 The Lord bless thee, 

and keep thee:

25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, 

and be gracious unto thee:

26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, 

and give thee peace.


Romans 15:33

King James Version

33 Now the God of peace 

be with you all. 

Amen.


Sunday, November 28, 2021

HONOR JESUS CHRIST NOW

Hebrews 12:2

King James Version

2 Looking unto Jesus 

the author and finisher of our faith; 

who for the joy that was set before him 

endured the cross, 

despising the shame, 

and is set down at the right hand 

of the throne of God.


What happens when people who should know better, such as ministers, leaders, teachers, parents, and believers leave JESUS out of the equation?

What happens when people become deluded into thinking that good works do the work alone?

What happens when we become complacent, and lazy, about sharing the name of JESUS -- the "author and finisher of our faith"?

What are the consequences of such carelessness, and ignorance?

TRUE believers must give the LORD JESUS, the acknowledgment He so FULLY deserves.

Speak His name.

Share His name.

Honor His name.

Live by His name.

He died on the cross to save us.

EVERYTHING was created BY HIM, and FOR HIM.

Colossians 1:16-20

King James Version

16 For by him were all things created, 

that are in heaven, 

and that are in earth, 

visible and invisible, 

whether they be thrones, 

or dominions, 

or principalities, 

or powers: 

all things were created by him, 

and for him:

17 And he is before all things, 

and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, 

the church: 

who is the beginning, 

the firstborn from the dead; 

that in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father 

that in him should all fulness dwell;

20 And, 

having made peace through the blood of his cross, 

by him to reconcile all things unto himself; 

by him, 

I say, 

whether they be things in earth, 

or things in heaven.


Why do we scrap Him out of our lives?

This wonderful movie will show you what happens when you leave JESUS out of our lives, thinking good works suffice.

Ephesians 2:8-9

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, 

lest any man should boast.


Watch this movie, for these are evil times.

And the time is at hand.

For JESUS spoke of His return.

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


The LORD may have said that thousands of years ago, but a thousand years to us, is BUT a DAY with GOD.

2 Peter 3:8

King James Version

8 But, 

beloved, 

be not ignorant of this one thing, 

that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, 

and a thousand years as one day.


Let us be aware of sin, repent, believe the Gospel, and look to JESUS as our ONLY SAVIOR.

GOD, the CREATOR, is MASTER of TIME and ALL THINGS.

Only He knows the day, or the hour, of His SON's return.

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.


If you still doubt the urgency of the times, watch this very short video concerning ISRAEL, which came on just six hours BEFORE I wrote this article.

The word's future, hinges upon how she treats God's chosen nation -- Israel.

It's all been prophesied.

HONOR JESUS CHRIST NOW.

Make your stand.


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Saturday, November 27, 2021

HONORING the WOMAN JESUS spoke of

 

What JESUS said of her:

Mark 14:9

King James Version

9 Verily I say unto you, 

Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached 

throughout the whole world, 

this also that she hath done 

shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.


Ever since I read about her in the Bible, I became fascinated about her.

Her simplicity.

Her child-likeness.

Her LOVE for JESUS.

The way she adored Him.

How she did not care about anything else, but the LORD.

She was Mary.

Martha's sister.

The sister of Lazarus.

And here's her story.

The GENTLE SOUL that is MARY.

John 11:2

King James Version

2 (It was that Mary 

which anointed the Lord with ointment, 

and wiped his feet with her hair, 

whose brother Lazarus was sick.)


Luke 10:38-42

King James Version

38 Now it came to pass, 

as they went, 

that he entered into a certain village: 

and a certain woman named Martha 

received him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, 

which also sat at Jesus' feet, 

and heard his word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, 

and came to him, 

and said, 

Lord, 

dost thou not care that my sister 

hath left me to serve alone? 

bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Martha, Martha, 

thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful: 

and Mary hath chosen that good part, 

which shall not be taken away from her.


John 12:1-8

King James Version

12 Then Jesus 

six days before the passover came to Bethany, 

where Lazarus was, 

which had been dead, 

whom he raised from the dead.

2 There they made him a supper; 

and Martha served: 

but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard

very costly, 

and anointed the feet of Jesus, 

and wiped his feet with her hair: 

and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

4 Then saith one of his disciples, 

Judas Iscariot, 

Simon's son, 

which should betray him,

5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, 

and given to the poor?

6 This he said, 

not that he cared for the poor; 

but because he was a thief, 

and had the bag, 

and bare what was put therein.

7 Then said Jesus, 

Let her alone: 

against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

8 For the poor always ye have with you; 

but me ye have not always.


Apart from Mary, the LORD's mother, my heart is also very close to this simple, unassuming Mary, who dearly LOVED the LORD, in all her child-like simplicity, and quiet devotion.


Friday, November 26, 2021

Does the SPIRIT of GOD speak?

 

Romans 8:26

King James Version

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: 

for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: 

but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us 

with groanings which cannot be uttered.


Does the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD speak?

For sure!

When the LORD JESUS ascended back to heaven, He promised us a COMFORTER, who will "reprove" the world of sin.

To "reprove" means to reprimand, or to censure someone.

John 16:7-11

King James Version

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; 

It is expedient for you that I go away: 

for if I go not away, 

the Comforter will not come unto you; 

but if I depart, 

I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, 

he will reprove the world of sin,

 and of righteousness, 

and of judgment:

9 Of sin, 

because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, 

because I go to my Father, 

and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, 

because the prince of this world is judged.


The HOLY SPIRIT will not speak of Himself, according to JESUS.

John 16:13

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, 

the Spirit of truth, 

is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, 

that shall he speak

and he will shew you things to come.


When the HOLY SPIRIT descended upon JESUS, GOD spoke:

Luke 3:21-22

King James Version

21 Now when all the people were baptized, 

it came to pass, 

that Jesus also being baptized, 

and praying, 

the heaven was opened,

22 And the Holy Ghost descended 

in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, 

and a voice came from heaven, 

which said, 

Thou art my beloved Son; 

in thee I am well pleased.


The Bible has more such proof that the HOLY SPIRIT speaks.

Whether by Himself, or THROUGH us.

Marvel at these:

Joel 2:28-29

King James Version

28 And it shall come to pass afterward, 

that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; 

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy

your old men shall dream dreams, 

your young men shall see visions:

29 And also upon the servants 

and upon the handmaids in those days 

will I pour out my spirit.


Hebrews 3:6-8

King James Version

6 But Christ as a son over his own house; 

whose house are we, 

if we hold fast the confidence 

and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, 

To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your hearts, 

as in the provocation, 

in the day of temptation in the wilderness:


1 Corinthians 14:21

King James Version

21 In the law it is written, 

With men of other tongues and other lips 

will I speak unto this people; 

and yet for all that will they not hear me, 

saith the Lord.


That Corinthians verse above came from this Isaiah proclamation.

Isaiah 28:9-12

King James Version

9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? 

and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? 

them that are weaned from the milk, 

and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept must be upon precept, 

precept upon precept; 

line upon line, 

line upon line; 

here a little, 

and there a little:

11 For with stammering lips 

and another tongue will he speak to this people.

12 To whom he said, 

This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; 

and this is the refreshing: 

yet they would not hear.


Acts 2:1-4

King James Version

2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, 

they were all with one accord in one place.

2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven 

as of a rushing mighty wind, 

and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, 

and it sat upon each of them.

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, 

and began to speak with other tongues, 

as the Spirit gave them utterance.


Acts 2:38-39

King James Version

38 Then Peter said unto them, 

Repent, 

and be baptized every one of you 

in the name of Jesus Christ 

for the remission of sins, 

and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, 

and to your children, 

and to all that are afar off, 

even as many as the Lord our God shall call.


Acts 10:44-46

King James Version

44 While Peter yet spake these words, 

the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, 

as many as came with Peter, 

because that on the Gentiles also 

was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46 For they heard them speak with tongues, 

and magnify God

Then answered Peter,


Acts 13:2-4

King James Version

2 As they ministered to the Lord, 

and fasted, 

the Holy Ghost said, 

Separate me Barnabas and Saul 

for the work whereunto I have called them.

3 And when they had fasted and prayed, 

and laid their hands on them, 

they sent them away.

4 So they, 

being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, 

departed unto Seleucia; 

and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.


Acts 19:6

King James Version

6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, 

the Holy Ghost came on them; 

and they spake with tongues, 

and prophesied.


2 Peter 1:17-18

King James Version

17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, 

when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased.

18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, 

when we were with him in the holy mount.


2 Peter 1:20-21

King James Version

20 Knowing this first, 

that no prophecy of the scripture 

is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came 

not in old time by the will of man: 

but holy men of God spake 

as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.


1 Corinthians 12:3

King James Version

3 Wherefore I give you to understand, 

that no man 

speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: 

and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, 

but by the Holy Ghost.


1 Corinthians 14:1-6

King James Version

14 Follow after charity, 

and desire spiritual gifts, 

but rather that ye may prophesy.

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue 

speaketh not unto men, 

but unto God: 

for no man understandeth him; 

howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

3 But he that prophesieth 

speaketh unto men to edification, 

and exhortation, 

and comfort.

4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; 

but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

5 I would that ye all spake with tongues 

but rather that ye prophesied: 

for greater is he that prophesieth 

than he that speaketh with tongues, 

except he interpret, 

that the church may receive edifying.

6 Now, brethren, 

if I come unto you speaking with tongues, 

what shall I profit you, 

except I shall speak to you either by revelation, 

or by knowledge, 

or by prophesying, 

or by doctrine?


1 Timothy 4:1

King James Version

4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, 

that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, 

giving heed to seducing spirits, 

and doctrines of devils;


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