Friday, June 23, 2023

BORN AGAIN goals


 Ephesians 4:1

King James Version

4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, 

beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation 

wherewith ye are called,


It's fun being born again.

We know how to live.

We know who to follow.

We know what to believe in.

We know past, present, and future.

All because JESUS told us everything.

His Bible tells us His commandments.

He assigned us this work:

Ephesians 4:11

King James Version

11 And he gave some, apostles; 

and some, prophets; 

and some, evangelists; 

and some, pastors and teachers;


With such work, we are expected to accomplish the following:

Ephesians 4:11

King James Version

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:


Ephesians 4:11

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13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:


Ephesians 4:11

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14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;


Ephesians 4:11

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15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:


Ephesians 4:11

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16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.


Ephesians 4:11

King James Version

17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.


Ephesians 4:11

King James Version

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.


Ephesians 4:11

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25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.


Ephesians 4:11

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26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:


Ephesians 4:11

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27 Neither give place to the devil.


Ephesians 4:11

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28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.


Ephesians 4:11

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29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.


Ephesians 4:11

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30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.


Ephesians 4:11

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31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:


Ephesians 4:11

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32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.


In SUMMARY, our born again goals are:

For the perfecting of the saints

for the edifying of the body of Christ

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God

unto a perfect man

unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness

speaking the truth in love

may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ

increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love

walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind

put off concerning the former conversation the old man

be renewed in the spirit of your mind

put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness

putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour

sin not

let not the sun go down upon your wrath

Neither give place to the devil.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

grieve not the holy Spirit of God

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice

be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you


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Monday, June 5, 2023

JESUS was CONSISTENT

 

John 5:43

King James Version

43 I am come in my Father's name, 

and ye receive me not: 

if another shall come in his own name, 

him ye will receive.


What do you think was one of the most important teachings of JESUS?

What was He consistent about?

What did He kept asking us to do?

I let the idea simmer in my heart last night.

And this morning, SPIRIT gave the defining verses.

Let JESUS tell us, Himself:

Luke 11:1-2

King James Version

11 And it came to pass, that, 

as he was praying in a certain place, 

when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, 

Lord, teach us to pray, 

as John also taught his disciples.

2 And he said unto them, 

When ye pray, say, 

Our Father which art in heaven, 

Hallowed be thy name. 

Thy kingdom come. 

Thy will be done, 

as in heaven, 

so in earth.


Luke 22:42-43

King James Version

42 Saying, 

Father, if thou be willing, 

remove this cup from me: 

nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, 

strengthening him.


Luke 22:29-30

King James Version

29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, 

as my Father hath appointed unto me;

30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, 

and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.


Luke 23:46

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46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, 

he said, 

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: 

and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.


John 5:19

King James Version

19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

The Son can do nothing of himself, 

but what he seeth the Father do: 

for what things soever he doeth, 

these also doeth the Son likewise.


John 5:26-27

King James Version

26 For as the Father hath life in himself; 

so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, 

because he is the Son of man.


John 5:30

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30 I can of mine own self do nothing: 

as I hear, I judge: 

and my judgment is just; 

because I seek not mine own will, 

but the will of the Father which hath sent me.


John 5:36

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36 But I have greater witness than that of John: 

for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, 

the same works that I do, bear witness of me, 

that the Father hath sent me.


John 6:37-38

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37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; 

and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38 For I came down from heaven, 

not to do mine own will, 

but the will of him that sent me.


John 6:39

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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.


John 6:40

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40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him, 

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


John 6:44

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44 No man can come to me, 

except the Father which hath sent me draw him: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


John 6:57

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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.


John 17:2-3

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2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, 

that he should give eternal life 

to as many as thou hast given him.

3 And this is life eternal, 

that they might know thee the only true God, 

and Jesus Christ, 

whom thou hast sent.


John 17:4

King James Version

4 I have glorified thee on the earth: 

I have finished the work 

which thou gavest me to do.


John 17:6-7

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6 I have manifested thy name unto the men 

which thou gavest me out of the world: 

thine they were, 

and thou gavest them me; 

and they have kept thy word.

7 Now they have known that 

all things whatsoever thou hast given me 

are of thee.


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.


John 17:12

King James Version

12 While I was with them in the world, 

I kept them in thy name: 

those that thou gavest me I have kept, 

and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; 

that the scripture might be fulfilled.


John 17:14

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14 I have given them thy word; 

and the world hath hated them, 

because they are not of the world, 

even as I am not of the world.


John 17:17

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17 Sanctify them through thy truth: 

thy word is truth.


John 17:18

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18 As thou hast sent me into the world, 

even so have I also sent them into the world.


John 17:19

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19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, 

that they also might be sanctified through the truth.


John 17:22

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22 And the glory which thou gavest me 

I have given them; 

that they may be one, 

even as we are one:


John 17:23

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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.


John 17:24

King James Version

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.


John 17:25

King James Version

25 O righteous Father, 

the world hath not known thee: 

but I have known thee, 

and these have known that thou hast sent me.


John 17:26

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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.


JESUS was entirely devoted to GOD.

And He taught us that, consistently.

It's always been about the FATHER's will.

All that JESUS did, conformed to that.

All that He taught us, was to obey GOD's will.

Man continues in rebellion, defying that.

But GOD's will be done.

A true born again knows that.

And never challenges it.

That's how you know if you are GOD's own.

We are in complete obedience to GOD's will.

Just as the LORD JESUS taught us.


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