Saturday, July 30, 2022

REPROBATE mind

 

Romans 1:28

King James Version

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, 

God gave them over to a reprobate mind, 

to do those things which are not convenient;


What happens to people who don't acknowledge GOD?

He gives them over to a reprobate mind.

But what does "reprobate" mean?

What happens when one has such a mind?

SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE make things clear:


Romans 1:28

21st Century King James Version

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things which are not fitting,


Romans 1:28

Amplified Bible

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive,


Romans 1:28

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

28 And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome,


Romans 1:28

Christian Standard Bible

28 And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a corrupt mind so that they do what is not right.


Romans 1:28

Common English Bible

28 Since they didn’t think it was worthwhile to acknowledge God, God abandoned them to a defective mind to do inappropriate things.


Romans 1:28

Complete Jewish Bible

28 In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things.


Romans 1:28

Contemporary English Version

28  Since these people refused even to think about God, he let their useless minds rule over them. That's why they do all sorts of indecent things.


Romans 1:28

Darby Translation

28 And according as they did not think good to have God in [their] knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to practise unseemly things;


Romans 1:28

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

They Disapproved of Keeping God In Mind

28 And as they did not approve to have[a] God in their knowledge, God handed them over to a disapproved mind, to do the things not being proper—


Romans 1:28

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition

28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient;


Romans 1:28

Easy-to-Read Version

28 People did not think it was important to have a true knowledge of God. So God left them and allowed them to have their own worthless thinking. And so they do what they should not do.


Romans 1:28

Evangelical Heritage Version

28 And since they did not consider it worthwhile to hold on to the true knowledge of God, God handed them over to a corrupted mind to do things that should never be done.


Romans 1:28

English Standard Version

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.


Romans 1:28

Expanded Bible

28 [L And since/just as] People did not ·think it was important [consider it worthwhile; see fit] to ·have a true knowledge of [or acknowledge] God. So God ·abandoned them to [allowed them to pursue; gave them over to] ·their own worthless thinking [a depraved/corrupted mind] to do things they should not do.


Romans 1:28

GOD’S WORD Translation

28 And because they thought it was worthless to acknowledge God, God allowed their own immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things.


Romans 1:28

Good News Translation

28 Because those people refuse to keep in mind the true knowledge about God, he has given them over to corrupted minds, so that they do the things that they should not do.


Romans 1:28

Holman Christian Standard Bible

28 And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.


Romans 1:28

International Children’s Bible

28 People did not think it was important to have a true knowledge of God. So God left them and allowed them to have their own worthless thinking. And so those people do the things that they should not do.


Romans 1:28

International Standard Version

28 Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done.


Romans 1:28

J.B. Phillips New Testament

Moreover, since they considered themselves too high and mighty to acknowledge God, he allowed them to become the slaves of their degenerate minds, and to perform unmentionable deeds.


Romans 1:28

Jubilee Bible 2000

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a perverse understanding, to do those things which are not convenient,


Romans 1:28

Lexham English Bible

28 And just as they did not see fit to recognize God[a], God gave them over to a debased mind, to do the things that are not proper,


Romans 1:28

Living Bible

28 So it was that when they gave God up and would not even acknowledge him, God gave them up to doing everything their evil minds could think of.


Romans 1:28

The Message

Since they didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. And then all hell broke loose:


Romans 1:28

Names of God Bible

28 And because they thought it was worthless to acknowledge God, God allowed their own immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things.


Romans 1:28

New American Bible (Revised Edition)

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper.


Romans 1:28

New American Standard Bible

28 And just as they did not see fit [a]to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a depraved mind, to do those things that are not proper,


Romans 1:28

New Catholic Bible

28 Furthermore, since these people did not see fit to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their depraved way of thinking and to all types of vile behavior.


Romans 1:28

New Century Version

28 People did not think it was important to have a true knowledge of God. So God left them and allowed them to have their own worthless thinking and to do things they should not do.


Romans 1:28

New International Reader's Version

28 They didn’t think it was important to know God. So God let them continue to have evil thoughts. They did things they shouldn’t do.


Romans 1:28

New King James Version

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;


Romans 1:28

New Life Version

28 Because they would not keep God in their thoughts anymore, He gave them up. Their minds were sinful and they wanted only to do things they should not do.


Romans 1:28

New Living Translation

28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.


Romans 1:28

New Matthew Bible

28 And as it did not seem good to them to acknowledge God, so God delivered them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which were not right,


Romans 1:28

New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to an unfit mind and to do things that should not be done.


Romans 1:28

New Testament for Everyone

Darkened Mind, Darkened Behaviour

28 Moreover, just as they did not see fit to hold on to knowledge of God, God gave them up to an unfit mind, so that they would behave inappropriately.


Kehillah in Rome 1:28

Orthodox Jewish Bible

28 And as far as G-d’s worthiness to be recognized by them was concerned, vi-bahlt (since) they marked G-d down as failing the test, therefore G-d (in wrath) delivered them over to a failure of a brain, one that has a mind bent on doing what is perversely unworthy


Romans 1:28

Revised Standard Version

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.


Romans 1:28

The Voice

28 Since they had no mind to recognize God, He turned them loose to follow the unseemly designs of their depraved minds and to do things that should not be done.


Romans 1:28

Worldwide English (New Testament)

28 They did not want to know God. So he left them to their wrong thoughts and to do things that are not right.


Romans 1:28

Wycliffe Bible

28 And as they proved that they had not God in knowing [And as they proved not to have God in knowing], God betook them into a reprovable wit, that they do those things that be not suitable;


Romans 1:28

Young's Literal Translation

28 And, according as they did not approve of having God in knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly;


In SUMMARY, a "reprobate" mind means these:

reprobate mind to do those things which are not fitting

depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive

base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome

corrupt mind so that they do what is not right

defective mind to do inappropriate things

worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things

useless minds rule over them. That's why they do all sorts of indecent things

reprobate mind to practise unseemly things

disapproved mind, to do the things not being proper

reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient

worthless thinking. And so they do what they should not do

corrupted mind to do things that should never be done

debased mind to do what ought not to be done

worthless thinking [a depraved/corrupted mind] to do things they should not do

immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things

corrupted minds, so that they do the things that they should not do

worthless mind to do what is morally wrong

worthless thinking. And so those people do the things that they should not do

degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done

degenerate minds, and to perform unmentionable deeds

perverse understanding, to do those things which are not convenient

debased mind, to do the things that are not proper

everything their evil minds could think of

run loose. And then all hell broke loose

immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things

undiscerning mind to do what is improper

depraved mind, to do those things that are not proper

depraved way of thinking and to all types of vile behavior

worthless thinking and to do things they should not do

evil thoughts. They did things they shouldn’t do

debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting

minds were sinful and they wanted only to do things they should not do

foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done

reprobate mind, to do those things which were not right

unfit mind and to do things that should not be done

unfit mind, so that they would behave inappropriately

failure of a brain, one that has a mind bent on doing what is perversely unworthy

base mind and to improper conduct

depraved minds and to do things that should not be done

wrong thoughts and to do things that are not right

reprovable wit, that they do those things that be not suitable

disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly


As a result of a reprobate mind, which GOD gives proud, ungrateful people, they resort to the following acts:

Romans 1:29-32

King James Version

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, 

fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; 

full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, 

inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, 

without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, 

that they which commit such things are worthy of death, 

not only do the same, 

but have pleasure in them that do them.


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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Where GOD is

 

Proverbs 15:3

King James Version

3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, 

beholding the evil and the good.


Do you want assurance of GOD's love?

And assurance of His presence?

Here's where GOD can be found:

Deuteronomy 31:6

King James Version

6 Be strong and of a good courage, 

fear not, 

nor be afraid of them: 

for the Lord thy God, 

he it is that doth go with thee; 

he will not fail thee, 

nor forsake thee.


Joshua 1:9

King James Version

9 Have not I commanded thee? 

Be strong and of a good courage; 

be not afraid, 

neither be thou dismayed: 

for the Lord thy God is with thee 

whithersoever thou goest.


1 Kings 8:27

King James Version

27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? 

behold, 

the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; 

how much less this house that I have builded?


2 Chronicles 16:9

King James Version

9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro 

throughout the whole earth, 

to shew himself strong in the behalf of them 

whose heart is perfect toward him

Herein thou hast done foolishly: 

therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.


Job 34:21

King James Version

21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, 

and he seeth all his goings.


Psalm 139:8-10

King James Version

8 If I ascend up into heaven, 

thou art there: 

if I make my bed in hell, 

behold, 

thou art there.

9 If I take the wings of the morning, 

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, 

and thy right hand shall hold me.


Isaiah 6:1-3

King James Version

6 In the year that king Uzziah died 

I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, 

high and lifted up, 

and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: 

each one had six wings; 

with twain he covered his face, 

and with twain he covered his feet, 

and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, 

and said, 

Holy, holy, holy, 

is the Lord of hosts: 

the whole earth is full of his glory.


Isaiah 43:1-2

King James Version

43 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, 

O Jacob, 

and he that formed thee, 

O Israel, 

Fear not: 

for I have redeemed thee, 

I have called thee by thy name; 

thou art mine.

2 When thou passest through the waters, 

I will be with thee; 

and through the rivers, 

they shall not overflow thee: 

when thou walkest through the fire, 

thou shalt not be burned; 

neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.


Isaiah 55:8-9

King James Version

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 

neither are your ways my ways, 

saith the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 

so are my ways higher than your ways, 

and my thoughts than your thoughts.


Isaiah 57:15

King James Version

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One 

that inhabiteth eternity, 

whose name is Holy; 

I dwell in the high and holy place, 

with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, 

to revive the spirit of the humble, 

and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.


Isaiah 66:1-2

King James Version

66 Thus saith the Lord, 

The heaven is my throne, 

and the earth is my footstool

where is the house that ye build unto me? 

and where is the place of my rest?

2 For all those things hath mine hand made, 

and all those things have been, 

saith the Lord: 

but to this man will I look, 

even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, 

and trembleth at my word.


Jeremiah 23:23-24

King James Version

23 Am I a God at hand, 

saith the Lord, 

and not a God afar off?

24 Can any hide himself in secret places 

that I shall not see him? 

saith the Lord. 

Do not I fill heaven and earth? 

saith the Lord.


Matthew 17:5

King James Version

5 While he yet spake, 

behold, 

a bright cloud overshadowed them: 

and behold a voice out of the cloud, 

which said, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased; 

hear ye him.


Matthew 18:20

King James Version

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, 

there am I in the midst of them.


Matthew 28:18-20

King James Version

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, 

and teach all nations, 

baptizing them in the name of the Father, 

and of the Son, 

and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things 

whatsoever I have commanded you: 

and, lo, 

 am with you always, 

even unto the end of the world

Amen.


Luke 17:20-21

King James Version

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, 

when the kingdom of God should come, 

he answered them and said, 

The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, 

Lo here! 

or, lo there! 

for, behold, 

the kingdom of God is within you.


John 1:1

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.


John 1:4-5

King James Version

4 In him was life; 

and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness

and the darkness comprehended it not.


John 1:14

King James Version

14 And the Word was made flesh, 

and dwelt among us, 

(and we beheld his glory, 

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) 

full of grace and truth.


John 1:17

King James Version

17 For the law was given by Moses, 

but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.


John 4:24

King James Version

24 God is a Spirit: 

and they that worship him 

must worship him in spirit and in truth.


John 1:18

King James Version

18 No man hath seen God at any time, 

the only begotten Son, 

which is in the bosom of the Father, 

he hath declared him.


John 14:6

King James Version

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.


Acts 17:24-25

King James Version

24 God that made the world and all things therein, 

seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, 

dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, 

as though he needed any thing, 

seeing he giveth to all life, 

and breath, 

and all things;


Acts 17:27

King James Version

27 That they should seek the Lord, 

if haply they might feel after him, 

and find him, 

though he be not far from every one of us:


Romans 1:20

King James Version

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world 

are clearly seen, 

being understood by the things that are made

even his eternal power and Godhead; 

so that they are without excuse:


1 Corinthians 3:16

King James Version

16 Know ye not that ye are the 

temple of God, 

and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?


Ephesians 2:5-6

King James Version

5 Even when we were dead in sins, 

hath quickened us together with Christ, 

(by grace ye are saved;)

6 And hath raised us up together, 

and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:


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.


Hebrews 4:13

King James Version

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: 

but all things are naked and opened 

unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.


Hebrews 11:6

King James Version

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: 

for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, 

and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


1 John 3:9-10

King James Version

9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin

for his seed remaineth in him: 

and he cannot sin, 

because he is born of God.

10 In this the children of God are manifest

and the children of the devil: 

whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, 

neither he that loveth not his brother.


1 John 4:8-10

King James Version

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; 

for God is love.

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, 

because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, 

that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, 

not that we loved God, 

but that he loved us, 

and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


1 John 4:16

King James Version

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.


Revelation 21:3

King James Version

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, 

Behold, 

the tabernacle of God is with men, 

and he will dwell with them, 

and they shall be his people, 

and God himself shall be with them, 

and be their God.


In summary, here's where GOD can be found:

-- in every place

-- where you are

-- wherever you go

-- the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain GOD

-- if your heart is perfect toward Him

-- He sees all the ways and goings of man

-- whether you ascend to heaven, or make your bed in hell, GOD is there

-- the whole earth is full of His glory

-- His ways and thoughts are higher than our ways and thoughts

-- He dwells in the high and holy place

-- He dwells with the humble and contrite spirit

-- Heaven is His throne; the earth, His fotstool

-- He dwells with the poor and those of a contrite spirit

-- He fills heaven and earth

-- He dwells in His Son, JESUS

-- where two or three are gathered in JESUS' name

-- GOD is with us always, even unto the end of the world

-- the kingdom of GOD is within you

-- GOD is the WORD; the WORD is GOD

-- where there is life, and light

-- where there is grace, and truth

-- where people worship GOD in spirit, and in truth

-- through JESUS (the way, the truth, and the life)

-- GOD is Lord of heaven and earth; He does not dwell in temples made with hands

-- He is not far from every one of us

-- in invisible things

-- His SPIRIT dwells in us; we are the temple of GOD

-- in heavenly places in CHRIST JESUS

-- in Scripture; the Bible; where His WORD is

-- where there is faith

-- where there is holiness; not sin

-- where there is love

-- the tabernacle of GOD is with men; He will dwell with them


GOD is truly omnipresent.

He is everywhere.

No one can hide from Him.

Nothing is hidden from Him.

All is seen by Him.

Such is GOD's POWER.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Where CHRIST lives

 

Colossians 1:16-17

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.


Where can JESUS be found?

Where does He live?

Where did He come from?

In His own words, here's where He is:

Matthew 18:20

King James Version

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, 

there am I in the midst of them.


John 8:23

King James Version

23 And he said unto them, 

Ye are from beneath; 

I am from above: 

ye are of this world; 

I am not of this world.


John 3:31-33

King James Version

31 He that cometh from above is above all

he that is of the earth is earthly, 

and speaketh of the earth: 

he that cometh from heaven is above all.

32 And what he hath seen and heard, 

that he testifieth; 

and no man receiveth his testimony.

33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal 

that God is true.


John 8:42

King James Version

42 Jesus said unto them, 

If God were your Father, 

ye would love me: 

for I proceeded forth and came from God

neither came I of myself, 

but he sent me.


John 8:58

King James Version

58 Jesus said unto them, 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

Before Abraham was, I am.


John 17:8

King James Version

8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; 

and they have received them, 

and have known surely that I came out from thee

and they have believed that thou didst send me.


Revelation 3:21

King James Version

21 To him that overcometh 

will I grant to sit with me in my throne, 

even as I also overcame, 

and am set down with my Father in his throne.


The Bible says this:

Philippians 3:20

King James Version

20 For our conversation is in heaven; 

from whence also we look for the Saviour, 

the Lord Jesus Christ:


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.


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.


CHRIST lives in believers:

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.


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.


In summary, here are the KEY WORDS:

-- where two or three are gathered together in my name, 

there am I in the midst of them

-- I am from above: 

-- I am not of this world.

-- He that cometh from above is above all

-- He that cometh from above is above all: 

-- he that cometh from heaven is above all

-- I proceeded forth and came from God; 

-- and have known surely that I came out from thee (came from GOD)

-- am set down with my Father in his throne

-- in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, 

the Lord Jesus Christ:

-- seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God

-- and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God

-- Christ liveth in me


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Where Satan lives

 

Revelation 12:10

King James Version

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, 

Now is come salvation, 

and strength, 

and the kingdom of our God, 

and the power of his Christ: 

for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, 

which accused them before our God day and night.


Angels are supposed to be "ministering spirits".

This cherub wasn't.

That's why he was cast down:

Revelation 12:7-9

King James Version

7 And there was war in heaven: 

Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; 

and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; 

neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, 

that old serpent, 

called the Devil, 

and Satan, 

which deceiveth the whole world: 

he was cast out into the earth, 

and his angels were cast out with him.


Here are clues to where he lives.

The Bible says the deceiver was cast out "into the earth".

That means he is IN the earth.

It did not say "onto", where he'd be roaming about.

If you've heard of "inner earth" and strange goings on in there, there may be truth in it.

You only need to look at the corrupted state of the world, families, media, business, government, nations, and entertainment.

The deceiver has infiltrated us all.

Why was the enemy cast down?

This rebellion caused his fall:

Isaiah 14:12-15

King James Version

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, 

O Lucifer, 

son of the morning! 

how art thou cut down to the ground, 

which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, 

I will ascend into heaven, 

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: 

I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, 

in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; 

I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, 

to the sides of the pit.


The ambition to be in the "sides of the north", brought him to the "sides of the pit".

Where is hell? 

Isaiah 14:9

King James Version

9 Hell from beneath 

is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: 

it stirreth up the dead for thee, 

even all the chief ones of the earth; 

it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.


The enemy is definitely real, and continues to influence us.

Where there's pride, greed, vanity, lust, covetousness, that's where he is.

Bringing us all into the pit where he belongs.

SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE led me to where the accuser lives.

Satan can roam "in" the earth.

Job 1:6-7

King James Version

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God 

came to present themselves before the Lord, 

and Satan came also among them.

7 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Whence comest thou? 

Then Satan answered the Lord, 

and said, 

From going to and fro in the earth, 

and from walking up and down in it.


Psalm 135:5-6

King James Version

5 For I know that the Lord is great, 

and that our Lord is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, 

that did he in heaven, 

and in earth, 

in the seas, 

and all deep places.


Ezekiel 31:16

King James Version

16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, 

when I cast him down to hell 

with them that descend into the pit

and all the trees of Eden, 

the choice and best of Lebanon, 

all that drink water, 

shall be comforted 

in the nether parts of the earth.


Philippians 2:9-11

King James Version

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, 

and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 

of things in heaven, 

and things in earth, 

and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess 

that Jesus Christ is Lord, 

to the glory of God the Father.


JESUS descended to the "lower parts of the earth", for His purpose.

Ephesians 4:9-10

King James Version

9 (Now that he ascended, 

what is it but that he also descended first 

into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended 

is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, 

that he might fill all things.)


Revelation 5:2-3

King James Version

2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 

Who is worthy to open the book, 

and to loose the seals thereof?

3 And no man in heaven, 

nor in earth, 

neither under the earth

was able to open the book, 

neither to look thereon.


Now, we also understand why we must worship GOD alone:

Exodus 20:1-5

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.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, 

or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, 

or that is in the earth beneath, 

or that is in the water under the earth.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, 

nor serve them: 

for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, 

visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children 

unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;


One intriguing phrase from the verse above:

"water under the earth"


Something to think about, too.

Which this short video somehow verifies.

Now, you can see the many subterranean levels GOD created for the fallen.

If you have the heart of a child, Scripture makes things plain.

Is there an end to the enemy's evil?

Oh, yes.

Neither will there be an end to his suffering.

Listen to what Scripture says:

Revelation 20:10

King James Version

10 And the devil that deceived them was

 cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, 

where the beast and the false prophet are, 

and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.


Bible has proof of a place under the earth, where Satan dwells.

In summary, here are the KEYWORDS:

-- into the earth

-- hell, to the sides of the pit

-- Hell from beneath 

-- From going to and fro in the earth, 

and from walking up and down in it.

-- and all deep places

-- in the nether parts of the earth

-- and things under the earth

-- into the lower parts of the earth

-- under the earth

-- earth beneath

-- the water under the earth


Now that you know who lives beneath, it's time to know who lives ABOVE.

And that's for the next post.


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