Friday, September 15, 2023

LONG overdue DILIGENCE

 

Philippians 2:12

King James Version

12 Wherefore, my beloved, 

as ye have always obeyed, 

not as in my presence only, 

but now much more in my absence, 

work out your own salvation 

with fear and trembling.


What is "due" diligence?

In spiritual terms it's very different.

It's not what the world programmed us to do.

It's what the WORD of GOD wants us to do.

To believe in JESUS.

To love GOD, and others.

To listen to the HOLY SPIRIT.

To live by the Bible.

That's what due diligence is.

As you shall see from these verses:

Exodus 15:26

King James Version

26 And said, 

If thou wilt diligently hearken 

to the voice of the Lord thy God, 

and wilt do that which is right in his sight, 

and wilt give ear to his commandments, 

and keep all his statutes, 

I will put none of these diseases upon thee, 

which I have brought upon the Egyptians: 

for I am the Lord that healeth thee.


Proverbs 10:4

King James Version

4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: 

but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.


Proverbs 11:27

King James Version

27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: 

but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.


Proverbs 12:24

King James Version

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: 

but the slothful shall be under tribute.


Proverbs 13:4

King James Version

4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: 

but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.


Proverbs 22:29

King James Version

29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? 

he shall stand before kings; 

he shall not stand before mean men.


Ecclesiastes 9:10

King James Version

10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, 

do it with thy might; 

for there is no work, 

nor device, 

nor knowledge,

nor wisdom, in the grave, 

whither thou goest.


Acts 17:11

King James Version

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, 

in that they received the word 

with all readiness of mind, 

and searched the scriptures daily, 

whether those things were so.


1 Corinthians 15:58

King James Version

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, 

be ye stedfast, unmoveable, 

always abounding in the work of the Lord, 

forasmuch as ye know that your labour 

is not in vain in the Lord.


Galatians 6:9

King James Version

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: 

for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.


Philippians 3:14-15

King James Version

14 I press toward the mark 

for the prize of the high calling of God 

in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, 

as many as be perfect, 

be thus minded: 

and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, 

God shall reveal even this unto you.


Colossians 3:23-24

King James Version

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, and not unto men;

24 Knowing that of the Lord 

ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: 

for ye serve the Lord Christ.


2 Timothy 2:15-16

King James Version

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,

rightly dividing the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: 

for they will increase unto more ungodliness.


James 1:12

King James Version

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: 

for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, 

which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.


2 Peter 1:10-11

King James Version

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, 

give diligence to make your calling and election sure: 

for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you 

abundantly into the everlasting kingdom 

of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


2 Peter 3:13-14

King James Version

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, 

look for new heavens and a new earth, 

wherein dwelleth righteousness.

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.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The WALKING dead

 

Ephesians 2:2

King James Version

2 Wherein in time past 

ye walked according to the course of this world, 

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children of disobedience:


Is there such a thing?

The walking dead?

Oh yes, very much so!

To understand better, continue reading.

It's an important article we reprint here:


We laugh.

We joke.

We think they're cool.

Many like zombie films.

Not knowing it's close to the truth.

Why are we obsessed with zombie films?

We are all zombies.

All living dead.

UNLESS, and UNTIL, we are saved.

Wherein we believe in JESUS.

We come to life.

For these reasons:

Romans 8:5-8

King James Version

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind 

the things of the flesh; 

but they that are after the Spirit 

the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; 

but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: 

for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.


Romans 8:13

King James Version

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: 

but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, 

ye shall live.


We are zombies, because of sin.

We need to be born again,

That GOD's SPIRIT may be in us.

John 3:3-7

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, 

How can a man be born when he is old? 

can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, 

and be born?

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.


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.


A born again becomes a new creature in CHRIST.

2 Corinthians 5:17

King James Version

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, 

he is a new creature: 

old things are passed away; 

behold, all things are become new.


Believers will have a new, glorified body.

Right now, we are in flesh.

But one day, we will have a spiritual body.

When we are resurrected by CHRIST.

JESUS was raised from the dead.

Believers will experience that, too.

1 Corinthians 15:35-37

King James Version

35 But some man will say, 

How are the dead raised up? 

and with what body do they come?

36 Thou fool, 

that which thou sowest is not quickened, 

except it die:

37 And that which thou sowest, 

thou sowest not that body that shall be,

but bare grain, 

it may chance of wheat, 

or of some other grain:


1 Corinthians 15:38

King James Version

38 But God giveth it a body 

as it hath pleased him, 

and to every seed his own body.


1 Corinthians 15:39-41

King James Version

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: 

but there is one kind of flesh of men, 

another flesh of beasts, 

another of fishes, 

and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, 

and bodies terrestrial: 

but the glory of the celestial is one, 

and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, 

and another glory of the moon,

 and another glory of the stars: 

for one star differeth from another star 

in glory.


1 Corinthians 15:42-44

King James Version

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. 

It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: 

it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. 

There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.


1 Corinthians 15:45-46

King James Version

45 And so it is written, 

The first man Adam was made a living soul; 

the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, 

but that which is natural; 

and afterward that which is spiritual.


1 Corinthians 15:47-49

King James Version

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; 

the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: 

and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, 

we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.


1 Corinthians 15:50

King James Version

50 Now this I say, brethren, 

that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; 

neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.


1 Corinthians 15:51

King James Version

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; 

We shall not all sleep, 

but we shall all be changed,


1 Corinthians 15:52-53

King James Version

52 In a moment, 

in the twinkling of an eye, 

at the last trump:

 for the trumpet shall sound, 

and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, 

and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, 

and this mortal must put on immortality.


1 Corinthians 15:54-56

King James Version

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, 

and this mortal shall have put on immortality, 

then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, 

Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? 

O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; 

and the strength of sin is the law.


1 Corinthians 15:57

King James Version

57 But thanks be to God, 

which giveth us the victory 

through our Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Corinthians 15:58

King James Version

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, 

be ye stedfast, unmoveable, 

always abounding in the work of the Lord, 

forasmuch as ye know that your labour 

is not in vain in the Lord.


GOD is a LIVING GOD.

We, in the flesh, are dead from sin.

We need JESUS, that we may live.

And have ETERNAL LIFE.


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