Sunday, November 26, 2023

FAITHFUL to SCRIPTURE

 

1 Timothy 4:16

King James Version

16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; 

continue in them: for in doing this 

thou shalt both save thyself, 

and them that hear thee.


What is one to do, in a chaotic world?

How is one to be, in a false world?

These we've come to know.

First, we need to be born again.

We are just fooling ourselves if we think there's another way.

Surely, you've tried many ways, and got stuck somewhere, somehow.

Or you've been given false promises, and that's just the way the world is.

When GOD makes you born again, He gives you His SPIRIT.

Then SPIRIT teaches you about JESUS.

In JESUS is 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.


Your faith becomes grounded in truth.

There are no false promises, empty promises, or disappointment.

You begin to know His ways, His will, and His wisdom.

You receive the peace you so dearly desire.


What differentiates the true born again, from those who claim they are?

Our focus is on JESUS alone.

We live simple, quiet lives.

We are Berean in approach.

We live by Scripture.

We breathe Scripture.

We check with Scripture.

All the time.

Not just some of the time.

But ALL of the time.

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.


We are anchored deeply in the ROCK that is CHRIST.

We do not take the popular world view.

That's why we are so unpopular.

We take CHRIST's view.

We are taught by SPIRIT.

We have given our lives to GOD.

Truth be told, it is the only path to take.

The world is in chaos.

The devil has too many devices.

There is no truth in the world.

Only through GOD's WORD can we remain sure, strong, and steady.

Only through GOD's WORD can we remain clear, childlike, and caring.

Only through GOD's WORD can we remain pure, perfect, and precise.

Or, at least, that's our objective.

Considering our many human failings.


Last night, SPIRIT led me to a timely video on the Bible's beginnings.

This morning, we wrote an article, as we digested the video's material.

We shared many links so we may remember the important points of it.

We got to know who were persecuted, as they remained true to Scripture.

We also learned who the persecutors were.

The battle remains.

The born again is outnumbered.

But these we must remember:


JESUS is the Alpha, and Omega.

Revelation 1:8

King James Version

8 I am Alpha and Omega, 

the beginning and the ending, 

saith the Lord, 

which is, and which was, and which is to come, 

the Almighty.


GOD's WORD created everything.

John 1:1-3

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; 

and without him was not any thing made 

that was made.


JESUS is the WORD of GOD.

Revelation 19:13

King James Version

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:

and his name is called The Word of God.


JESUS is the WORD that became flesh.

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.


JESUS is our ONLY SOURCE of SALVATION.

Acts 4:12

King James Version

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name under heaven 

given among men, whereby we must be saved.


JESUS holds the keys to hell and death.

Revelation 1:18

King James Version

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; 

and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; 

and have the keys of hell and of death.


JESUS will judge us in the end.

Psalm 96:8-13

King James Version

8 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: 

bring an offering, and come into his courts.

9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: 

fear before him, all the earth.

10 Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: 

the world also shall be established 

that it shall not be moved: 

he shall judge the people righteously.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; 

let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: 

then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

13 Before the Lord: 

for he cometh, 

for he cometh to judge the earth: 

he shall judge the world with righteousness, 

and the people with his truth.


Many bicker about religions.

Many prefer to remain wicked.

Many won't want to heed GOD's call.

But the true born again stays true to Scripture.

Scripture is infallible.

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.


In the end, GOD's WORD is all that will remain.

JESUS told us so.

Matthew 24:35

King James Version

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, 

but my words shall not pass away.


As such, Scripture is all we care to know.

It tells us how to live, work, and be.

All in consonance with GOD's will.

That gives us the peace we desire.

In JESUS is peace.

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.


Related material:

The TRUE CHURCH of the LIVING CHRIST

PROTECTORS of SCRIPTURE

BEST service to the WORLD

PEACE through JESUS

WAR of WORDS

TWISTING of WORDS

RECEIVING the WORD

STUDYING the WORD

BEWARE false doctrines

BORN AGAIN classics

GOD's GLORY blogs

WORD of GOD


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