Monday, July 24, 2023

How AWARENESS heals

 


2 Timothy 3:16-17

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


How can we really know how we have hurt others?

How can we really know the consequences of our sins?

How can we really know we've sinned at all?

Only when GOD makes us born again.

That's when awareness starts.

For GOD sends His SPIRIT to teach us.

We are taught about JESUS.

We are taught about Scripture.

We are taught about GOD's laws.

Only then can we become aware of the damage we've done.

Whether to ourselves, or to others.

And how we've displeased GOD.

How we've defied GOD.

How we've turned our backs on Him.

How we've disobeyed His commandments.

But what if we didn't know anything about GOD yet?

Well, there's Scripture to tell us.

It is GOD's book.

It is His story.

His history.

Proof of His love.

Proof of His never-ending patience.

Proof of His promises.

Only by being born again can we know all that.

Unless, and until we have the HOLY SPIRIT in us, we can't understand Scripture perfectly.

Only SPIRIT teaches us perfectly.

JESUS promised:

John 16:13-14

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.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


It doesn't matter if you're the worst sinner on earth.

Apostle Paul claimed to be that.

1 Timothy 1:15

King James Version

15 This is a faithful saying, 

and worthy of all acceptation, 

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; 

of whom I am chief.


I, too, claim to be that.

But I get comfort from Scripture.

I am grateful for being born again.

SPIRIT teaches me everything.

How I've sinned.

Who I've hurt.

The consequences of my actions.

Can I undo all that?

Only through GOD's MERCY is that possible.

When He sent JESUS to save us from sin.

Romans 10:9

King James Version

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, 

and shalt believe in thine heart 

that God hath raised him from the dead, 

thou shalt be saved.


JESUS commands we repent.

For the time is "at hand".

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.


Get right with JESUS now.

Seek GOD with all your heart.

Pray to be born again.

That SPIRIT may teach you all things.

So you become aware.

And start your own healing process.

It's important to know how we've displeased GOD.

How we've hurt others, and ourselves.

It will be tough.

It will be painful.

It will be haunting.

But we'll get there.


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Monday, July 10, 2023

SCRIPTURE asks questions


 1 Corinthians 2:9

King James Version

9 But as it is written, 

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 

neither have entered into the heart of man, 

the things which God hath prepared 

for them that love him.


As we have questions for the Bible, the Bible also asks us questions.

Demanding satisfactory answers.

Aghast that we have not known.

Challenging our norms.

Stretching our thinking.

Causing us to ponder upon them.

As can be seen from TWO striking sets of verses.

Which were coursed through prophets and apostles:

Isaiah 40:28

King James Version

28 Hast thou not known? 

hast thou not heard, 

that the everlasting God, 

the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, 

fainteth not, neither is weary? 

there is no searching of his understanding.


1 Corinthians 6:19

King James Version

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, 

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?


And we'd better come up with satisfactory answers.

And not lie, bluff, or fabricate.

For GOD sees, and knows.

Every heart.

Genesis 6:5

King James Version

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man 

was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.


Psalm 14:2

King James Version

2 The Lord looked down from heaven 

upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any that did understand, 

and seek God.


John 2:24-25

King James Version

24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, 

because he knew all men,

25 And needed not that any should testify of man: 

for he knew what was in man.


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Saturday, July 1, 2023

JUDGMENT DAY verses

 

John 3:17

King James Version

17 For God sent not his Son into the world 

to condemn the world; 

but that the world through him 

might be saved.


What is JUDGMENT day?

What are we to expect?

Who will judge whom?

How shall we prepare?

The Bible has the answers.

And it is good to meditate upon these things:

Psalm 1:4-6

King James Version

4 The ungodly are not so: 

but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, 

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: 

but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


Psalm 9:7-8

King James Version

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever: 

he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, 

he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.


Joel 2:1

King James Version

2 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, 

and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: 

let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: 

for the day of the Lord cometh, 

for it is nigh at hand;


Matthew 7:1

King James Version

7 Judge not, 

that ye be not judged.


Matthew 12:36-37

King James Version

36 But I say unto you, 

That every idle word that men shall speak, 

they shall give account thereof 

in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, 

and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


Matthew 25:40-41

King James Version

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Inasmuch as ye have done it 

unto one of the least of these my brethren, 

ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, 

Depart from me, ye cursed, 

into everlasting fire, 

prepared for the devil and his angels:


Matthew 28:18

King James Version

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me 

in heaven and in earth.


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.


John 3:18

King James Version

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: 

but he that believeth not is condemned already, 

because he hath not believed in the name 

of the only begotten Son of God.


John 3:19-21

King James Version

19 And this is the condemnation, 

that light is come into the world, 

and men loved darkness rather than light, 

because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, 

neither cometh to the light, 

lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, 

that his deeds may be made manifest, 

that they are wrought in God.


John 8:24

King James Version

24 I said therefore unto you, 

that ye shall die in your sins: 

for if ye believe not that I am he, 

ye shall die in your sins.


John 12:47

King James Version

47 And if any man hear my words, 

and believe not, I judge him not: 

for I came not to judge the world, 

but to save the world.


John 12:48-50

King James Version

48 He that rejecteth me, 

and receiveth not my words, 

hath one that judgeth him: 

the word that I have spoken, 

the same shall judge him in the last day.

49 For I have not spoken of myself; 

but the Father which sent me, 

he gave me a commandment, 

what I should say, and what I should speak.

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: 

whatsoever I speak therefore, 

even as the Father said unto me, 

so I speak.


Acts 17:30-31

King James Version

30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; 

but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

31 Because he hath appointed a day, 

in the which he will judge the world in righteousness 

by that man whom he hath ordained; 

whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, 

in that he hath raised him from the dead.


Romans 2:1-3

King James Version

2 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, 

whosoever thou art that judgest: 

or wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; 

for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2 But we are sure that the judgment of God 

is according to truth 

against them which commit such things.

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, 

that judgest them which do such things, 

and doest the same, 

that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?


Romans 2:4-6

King James Version

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness 

and forbearance and longsuffering; 

not knowing that the goodness of God 

leadeth thee to repentance?

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart 

treasurest up unto thyself wrath 

against the day of wrath and revelation 

of the righteous judgment of God;

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:


Romans 2:7-11

King James Version

7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing 

seek for glory and honour and immortality, 

eternal life:

8 But unto them that are contentious, 

and do not obey the truth, 

but obey unrighteousness, 

indignation and wrath,

9 Tribulation and anguish, 

upon every soul of man that doeth evil, 

of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10 But glory, honour, and peace, 

to every man that worketh good, 

to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.


Romans 2:12-13

King James Version

12 For as many as have sinned without law 

shall also perish without law: 

and as many as have sinned in the law 

shall be judged by the law;

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, 

but the doers of the law shall be justified.


Romans 12:19

King James Version

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, 

but rather give place unto wrath: 

for it is written, 

Vengeance is mine; 

I will repay, saith the Lord.


Romans 14:10-13

King James Version

10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? 

or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? 

for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11 For it is written, 

As I live, saith the Lord, 

every knee shall bow to me, 

and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us 

shall give account of himself to God.

13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: 

but judge this rather, 

that no man put a stumblingblock 

or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.


1 Corinthians 4:3-4

King James Version

3 But with me it is a very small thing 

that I should be judged of you, 

or of man's judgment: 

yea, I judge not mine own self.

4 For I know nothing by myself; 

yet am I not hereby justified: 

but he that judgeth me is the Lord.


1 Corinthians 4:5

King James Version

5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, 

until the Lord come, 

who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, 

and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: 

and then shall every man have praise of God.


1 Corinthians 6:9-10

King James Version

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God? 

Be not deceived: 

neither fornicators, nor idolaters, 

nor adulterers, nor effeminate, 

nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, 

nor revilers, nor extortioners, 

shall inherit the kingdom of God.


1 Corinthians 11:31-32

King James Version

31 For if we would judge ourselves, 

we should not be judged.

32 But when we are judged, 

we are chastened of the Lord, 

that we should not be condemned with the world.


2 Corinthians 5:9-10

King James Version

9 Wherefore we labour, 

that, whether present or absent, 

we may be accepted of him.

10 For we must all appear 

before the judgment seat of Christ; 

that every one may receive the things done in his body, 

according to that he hath done, 

whether it be good or bad.


1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

King James Version

16 For the Lord himself 

shall descend from heaven 

with a shout, 

with the voice of the archangel, 

and with the trump of God: 

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 

to meet the Lord in the air: 

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


1 Thessalonians 5:1-4

King James Version

5 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, 

ye have no need that I write unto you.

2 For yourselves know perfectly 

that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; 

then sudden destruction cometh upon them, 

as travail upon a woman with child; 

and they shall not escape.

4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, 

that that day should overtake you as a thief.


Hebrews 9:27

King James Version

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, 

but after this the judgment:


2 Peter 2:4

King James Version

4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, 

but cast them down to hell, 

and delivered them into chains of darkness, 

to be reserved unto judgment;


2 Peter 3:10

King James Version

10 But the day of the Lord will come 

as a thief in the night; 

in the which the heavens shall pass away 

with a great noise, 

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, 

the earth also and the works that are therein 

shall be burned up.


1 John 2:1

King James Version

2 My little children, 

these things write I unto you, 

that ye sin not. 

And if any man sin, 

we have an advocate with the Father, 

Jesus Christ the righteous:


Revelation 20:11-15

King James Version

11 And I saw a great white throne, 

and him that sat on it, 

from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; 

and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, 

small and great, 

stand before God; 

and the books were opened: 

and another book was opened, which is the book of life: 

and the dead were judged 

out of those things which were written in the books, 

according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; 

and death and hell delivered up the dead 

which were in them: 

and they were judged every man 

according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. 

This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life 

was cast into the lake of fire.


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