Darkness fills empty hearts.
Innate to our character, those things God hates we should also hate.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, ... the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. ~ Genesis 6:5-6 ⚉
If thoughts become only evil, God has no place in His light to embrace these types of souls.
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. ... ~ Psalms 5:4-6
... the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. ~ Psalm 11:5
Abominations in the Sight of God
Wicked One who loves violence Evil shall not dwell with God All Workers of Iniquity Speaking Falsehoods The Boastful Bloodthirsty Deceitful
The Lord hates what is not in the straight uncovered honest light.
Wickedness hides in the shadows of itsí own darkness.
It is important to note that God has a soul in which we
were created in His image so feelings are part of this heritage.
"... Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate." ~ Proverbs 8:12-13
For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, ... ~ Proverbs 3:32
Have you heard the counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself? ~ Job 15:8
Blessed are those that accept the council of the Lord.
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens; ~ Proverbs 3:19
There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD. ~ Proverbs 21:30
In Godís wisdom the truth is declared as to what God despises in His goodness.
Man making the distinction that he is wiser than God expressing Godís failings
falls short of any glory and steps up pride over oneís natural humble thankfulness.
God establishes the greatest of all realities in love for life to develop.
The Bible draws out mans deficiencies, not Godís.
These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: ... ~ Proverbs 6:16-19
Specifics as to what exactly are abominations to Him have been made clear.
① A proud look,
② A lying tongue,
③ Hands that shed innocent blood,
④ A heart that devises wicked plans,
⑤ Feet that are swift in running to evil,
⑥ A false witness who speaks lies,
⑦ And one who sows discord among brethren.
Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, ... ~ Proverbs 11:1
Justice and truth are what is held in the highest of regard as it is what God is.
Unjust are all lies. In manís desperation concoctions are devised to fool
the innocent and dishonesty plagues all that would or could be noble.
"... all who behave unrighteously, are an abomination to the LORD your God." ~ Deuteronomy 25:14-16
For all those that would choose to cheat are an abomination in His sight.
Wicked Hateful Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, ... ~ Proverbs 11:20
Heartless without compassion, perverted souls will find no solace in His ways.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; ... ~ Psalm 101:5
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, ... ~ Proverbs 12:22
Liars breathe deception in whom the Lord has no delight.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, ... ~ Proverbs 15:8
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination. ~ Proverbs 28:9
Proud to the bone, the unrighteous can be oblivious to their own wickedness
as they sacrifice nothing. God will not hear those that refuse to hear Him.
... I hate robbery for burnt offering; ... ~ Isaiah 61:8
Cheating, stealing, deceptive hearts know not of the love or fear of God
or His justice, which God Himself poises as essential; to be just of spirit.
... the wages of a harlot or the price of a dog to the house of the LORD your God for any vowed offering, ... ~ Deuteronomy 23:18
God values honesty, not deceit. One cannot cheat God.
Money made by sinful dishonest means or Dirty money is just that to God, filthy.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, ... ~ Proverbs 15:9
Our walk in life is a choice, to stand strong in faith
or to abide in desperate pleasures void of empathy.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, ... ~ Proverbs 15:26
Our thoughts control our state of being.
Trust in Him secures immeasurable wealth beyond the ordinary.
... And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,' ... ~ Zechariah 8:17
"But let your Yes' be Yes, and your No, No. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." ~ Matthew 5:37
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ~ 1st John 3:15
One must righteously hate those abominations God declares
to remain of sound mind. To hold passions of hate for Him or His creation
is to miss the purpose of living engaging in finite pettiness over embracing His
omnipotence. Hating individuals kills the purpose of living and God declares that
those that hate are nothing but murderers of both self and others.
For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. ~ Titus 3:3
Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; ... ~ Proverbs 16:5
For the proud, they will be unable to overcome the slaughter to come.
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. ~ Proverbs 17:15
Evil shines in itsí cowardly hiding amid darkness.
There will be no where to hide for those committing abominations
void of His presence and or understanding the ways of His call.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked. ~ Proverbs 29:27
Light hates darkness and darkness hates Light. There is darkness which
is clear for all to see which remains horrific as it displays throughout time.
... the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
... adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; ... ~ Galatians 5:19-21
Reserved is hell for all that is those dark abominations in the sight of God.
"... He hates divorce, For it covers one's garment with violence," ... ~ Malachi 2:16
As marriage reflects commitment to the bond of life,
so God too hates divorce from the life He has established.
Hate for each other glorifies nothing and extinguishes the light of the soul.
"A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment, ... ~ Deuteronomy 22:5
What God has declared has been blurred by civilizations that choose to ignore
His called out for principles. Evil embraces lawlessness as entertainment.
Transvestitism is not condoned by God. It may be giddy for the
uninhibited, and jokesters often dismiss knowledge of God.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. ~ Romans 12:9
Abstain from every form of evil. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:22
To establish ones soul in the spirit of truth,
the shadows of sin must be purged in His uncovered light.
Each individual has a choice to reckon with as eternity unfolds ahead.
"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him ... ~ John 12:48
It is the word of God that revives us in preparation for the judgment we
all must face. Dismissing God will not excuse individual accountability
and just punishment or reward for each God given soul.
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. ~ Deuteronomy 4:24
Without loyalty to the true Living God, no refuge will be found.
A baptism of fire will purge Godís kingdom of the wicked abominations that
He and all that are good abhor. Godís honesty implores us to know of Him and to
become in Him. For those not immersed in Him will have no excuse for their
shameless lack of choice. Commitment to God drives what is eternal. ♾
It is a choice between good and evil, light or darkness.
To rise from an empty life filled with unsatisfiable desires,
one must look to His light. It is the evil inside of us
that must be recognized if true life is to be seized.
"... olive trees which you did not plant-when you have eaten and are full -" ~ Deuteronomy 6:10-11
The ancient Jews had an opportunity to embrace Godís blessings.
Most dream of paradise where sanctuary never ends;
An imaginative realm hard to comprehend.
... "... 'then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt,' ..." ~ Deuteronomy 6:12-14
For history shows the forgetfulness held in the hearts of men, that in God,
paradise was an assurance given. Who can claim to know the ages of truth in
occurrence of what condemned each individual heart to itsí own oblivion or not.
Examples have been given to expose the turmoil souls hold.
Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. ~ 1st Corinthians 10:6
"... 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God as you tempted Him in Massah.'" ~ Deuteronomy 6:15-16
Disgust without any thankfulness leads to denial of God.
... because they tempted the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?" ~ Exodus 17:6-7
Many shown truth question the presence of God in feelings of abandonment.
God is larger than life that can be seen, being that He is the life giver.
... do not inquire after their gods, ... ~ Deuteronomy 12:29-30
Warnings from God have always been to remain loyal in regard to His
supremacy, over elevating creations of man in manís limited, though talented,
imagination. Stubborn hearts claim to know what is best in the regulation of
justice over others in the name of God through delusional notions masking the
real truth of God. God simply asks all to be in His service reflecting His innate
glory of character over that of self-seeking serving whims of man.
... anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. ... ~ Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Abominations in the Sight of God
Anyone Burning His Son or His Daughter One Who Practices Witchcraft One Who Calls Up the Dead One Who Interprets Omens One Who Conjures Spells A Soothsayer A Sorcerer A Medium A Spiritist
"... 'they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them.'" ~ Leviticus 20:23
... for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; ... ~ Deuteronomy 12:31
Ignored, history shows manís destructive creations going against Godís
will for decency. Choices to go against God litter the epochs of man.
... you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. ... ~ Deuteronomy 28:45-46
Godís example of removing rebellion after rebellion,
leaving only desolation, is an inheritance of the defiant best left unwelcomed.
"Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 28:47-48
For those choosing not to joyously serve in the true ways of God,
a self inflicted destruction will come upon them.
"... desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you." ~ Deuteronomy 28:53
Heinous descriptions can never announce the horror of those engulfed in Godís punishment due to individuals bad choices to abandon Him.
... Because of the evil of their deeds I will drive them from My house; ... ~ Hosea 9:15
Without love of God, societies tear in their own abominations.
"... And punish the men Who are settled in complacency, Who say in their heart, 'The LORD will not do good, Nor will He do evil.'" ~ Zephaniah 1:12
And while the rich choose comfort in oblivion, God is ignored.
They pant after the dust of the earth which is on the head of the poor, ... ~ Amos 2:7
Relentless lusting greed shows no mercy condemning all in itsí wake.
Woe to you who are at ease in Zion, And trust in Mount Samaria, ... ~ Amos 6:1-2
The proud excuse themselves from any error.
Woe to you who put far off the day of doom, Who cause the seat of violence to come near; ... ~ Amos 6:3-5
Who drink wine from bowls, And anoint yourselves with the best ointments, But are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. ~ Amos 6:6-7
Woe has always been upon those indulging in self-seeking without regard for the greater good of all.
... "I abhor the pride of Jacob, And hate his palaces; ... ~ Amos 6:8
Those in joint concert proudly manipulating society for personal benefit,
without consulting for the justice God declares, walk the road of destruction.
Surely, those that smugly dismiss those under their care
shall invite personal and societal damnation.
"... 'I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.'" ~ Leviticus 26:27-30
... your appointed feasts My soul hates; They are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them. ~ Isaiah 1:13-14
To worship creation, given by God, is to arose His anger against the lie.
"... committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns-broken cisterns that can hold no water." ~ Jeremiah 2:11-13
There is no profit in worshipping a self created god of no substance.
Coveting luxuries more often dismisses, rather than protects, a soul in dire straights.
Have you not brought this on yourself, In that you have forsaken the LORD your God ... ~ Jeremiah 2:17-18
Abominations in the Sight of God
Those Who Forsake the Lord Abominations of False Worship Lack of Obedience Consumed in False Religion Those Not Joyfully Acknowledging All Abundance in The Lord Those Who Indulge Without Regard for Others in Affliction Trusting in the Kingdom of Man Those Complacent of Heart Those Who Do Not Fear Him
A cesspool of stench awaits those that choose self over God.
Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. ... ~ Jeremiah 2:19
Wickedness will taste the bitterness of there own just punishment.
Without fear of God, there is not even regard for man.
... 'Return, backsliding Israel,' says the LORD; 'I will not cause My anger to fall on you. ~ Jeremiah 3:12
God waits for our eternal return where mercy replaces anger.
"'Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you have transgressed against the LORD your God, ... ~ Jeremiah 3:13
'... saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate!"' ~ Jeremiah 44:2-4
Conditional to our return, we must confess that we have not obeyed.
God leaves us with examples for all to know that life without Him can only lead to desolation.
Hear and give ear: Do not be proud, For the LORD has spoken. ... ~ Jeremiah 13:15-16
For all those to proud to exalt Godís glory over self invite suffocating darkness.
Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate. It may be that the LORD God of hosts Will be gracious ... ~ Amos 5:15
God calls for just love, for without such, man has demonstrated his demise into chaos repeatedly.
"... what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God." ~ Luke 16:15
... your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, ... ~ James 4:1-4
Without love of God, nothing of substance can justify a soul.
... the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars ... ~ Revelation 21:7-8
Overcoming the abominations of man entitles one to truly enter into the
eternal kingdom of God. There is no doubt in a true God fearing soul.
We all remain victims of countless ages of rebellious souls.
To be wise is to know good over evil.
"... the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate." ~ Revelation 2:14-15
How is it that individuals who claim spiritual authority, especially perverted men,
command women or young boys as subjects for their sexual pleasures? God rules,
not man. Anyone demanding sex to gain access to God goes contrary to the
teachings of God Himself. To stand justified in the presence of God, one must
first kneel humbled in His grace. Individual repentance is what He calls for.
☑"Repent, turn away from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations." ~ Ezekiel 14:6
☑ "Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. ... ~ Revelation 2:16-17
☑ ... "Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin." ~ Ezekiel 18:30
Godís sword commands the fire of truth and will cut all to the quick. Darkness
will not survive as He pulls out His own naming each in His merciful tender love.
Would you choose the rebuking of Godís word now or after it is
to late as time runs out and pronouncements are made. ⏲
God has made clear those things which He abhors. It is
up to each of us to pursue Him in earnest to achieve the life He intended for us.
To overcome the pitfalls that entrap most to the rocky shards of broken lives,
all need the bridge of saving grace that Jesus offers, to enter in His light. To be
pure in His presence, we must be as an infant child is, dependent upon His love. In darkness, there is no sanctuary.
General overview of what God Hates with Specific Abominations abhored by God:
Evil Shall Not Dwell With God Psalms 5:4-6
The Evil Way Proverbs 8:12-13
Evil-Mindedness Romans 1:28-32
Inventors of Evil Things Romans 1:28-32
Feet Swift in Running to Evil Proverbs 6:16-19
All Workers of Iniquity Psalms 5:4-6
The Unrighteous 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
All Who Behave Unrighteously Deuteronomy 25:14-16
A Heart Devising Wicked Plans Proverbs 6:16-19
Maliciousness Romans 1:28-32
Wicked Psalm 11:5
The Way of The Wicked Proverbs 15:9
Thoughts of The Wicked Proverbs 15:26
Thinking Evil Against Your Neighbor Zechariah 8:17
He Who Condemns the Just Proverbs 17:15
Sacrifice of the Wicked Proverbs 15:8
Robbery for Burnt Offering Isaiah 61:8
He Who Justifies the Wicked Proverbs 17:15
Wages of a Harlot or Price of a Dog Given as a Vow Deuteronomy 23:18
Deceitful Psalms 5:4-6
Dishonest Scales Proverbs 11:1
The Boastful Psalms 5:4-6
Extortioners 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
A False Oath Zechariah 8:17
Untrustworthy Romans 1:28-32
Everyone Proud in Heart Proverbs 16:5
The Pride of Life 1st John 2:16-17
A Proud Look Psalm 101:5
Pride and Arrogance Proverbs 8:12-13
All The Pride of Man Amos 6:8
Abominable Revelation 21:7-8
Lewdness Galatians 5:19-21
Filthy Language Colossians 3:8
Outbursts of Wrath Galatians 5:19-21
Perverse Person Proverbs 3:32
Perverse Heart Proverbs 11:20
Perverse Mouth Proverbs 8:12-13
Bloodthirsty Psalm 5:4-6
Hands That Shed Innocent Blood Proverbs 6:16-19
Revilers 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
One Who Loves Violence Psalm 11:5
Liars Revelation 21:7-8
Lying Lips Proverbs 12:22
A Lying Tongue Proverbs 6:16-19
Whisperers Romans 1:28-32
Speaking Falsehoods Psalms 5:4-6
One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren Proverbs 6:16-19
Contentions Galatians 5:19-21
Dissensions Galatians 5:19-21
Backbiters Romans 1:28-32
Selfish Ambitions Galatians 5:19-21
Uncleanness Galatians 5:19-21
Serving Various Lusts and Pleasures Titus 3:3
The Lust of the Eyes 1st John 2:16-17
Lust of the Flesh 1st John 2:16-17
Fornicators 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Sexually Immoral Revelation 21:7-8
Homosexuals 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Sodomites 1st Cor. 6:9-10
Cross Dressing Deuteronomy 22:5
Adulterers 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Divorce Malachi 2:16
Heresies Galatians 5:19-21
Those That Do Not Acknowledge Their Sin 1st John 1:10
Jealousies Galatians 5:19-21
Disobedient to Parents Romans 1:28-32
Cowardly Revelation 21:7-8
Covetous 1st Cor. 6:9-10
Idolaters 1st Cor. 6:9-10
Envy and Self-Seeking James 3:14-16
Drunkards 1st Cor. 6:9-10
Thieves 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Murderers 1st John 3:15
Hatred Gal. 5:19-21
Whoever Hates His Brother 1st John 3:15
Haters of God Romans 1:28-32
Unloving Romans 1:28-32
Unforgiving Romans 1:28-32
Unmerciful Romans 1:28-32
Undiscerning Romans 1:28-32
Unbelieving Revelation 21:7-8
Spirit Not Faithful to God Psalms 78:7-8
Those that Doubt in Him Deuteronomy 6:15-16
Those Who Forsake the Lord Jeremiah 2:11-13
Forgetting the Lord Deuteronomy 6:12-14
Those Who Do Not Fear Him Jeremiah 2:19
One Who Turns Away From His Word Proverbs 28:9
Those that Deny God Calls Through His Son Matthew 10:32-33
Lack of Obedience Consumed in False Religion Jeremiah 2:11-13
Abominations of False Worship Deuteronomy 12:31
Prayers of the Unfaithful Proverbs 28:9
Those Who Go After Other Gods Jeremiah 44:2-4
Not Joyfully Acknowledging All Abundance in The Lord Deuteronomy 28:47-48
Indulging Without Regard for Others In Affliction Amos 6:6-7
Those Complacent of Heart Zephaniah 1:12
Pursuit of Manís Way Rather Than Godís Isaiah 47:10
Trusting in Man Over God Amos 6:1-2
Friendship With the World James 4:1-4
Sorcery Gal. 5:19-21
A Sorcerer Deut. 18:10-12
A Medium Deuteronomy 18:10-12
A Spiritist Deuteronomy 18:10-12
A Soothsayer Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Witchcraft and Conjuring Spells Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Anyone Burning a Son or a Daughter Deuteronomy 18:10-12
One Who Interprets Omens Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Calling Up the Dead Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Self-Serving Doctrine of the Nicolaitans Revelation 2:14-15
The Evil Way Evil-Mindedness Inventors of Evil Things Feet Swift in Running to Evil Evil Shall Not Dwell With God Despisers of Good
Liars Lying Lips A Lying Tongue Speaking Falsehoods A False Witnes Who Speaks Lies One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren Whisperers Backbiters Dissensions Contentions
Those Complacent of Heart Those Who do Not Know God Those Who do Not Obey the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ Not Joyfully Acknowledging All Abundance in The Lord Indulging Without Regard for Others In Affliction Despising Authority Presumptuously Self-Willed Lovers of Pleasure Rather than Lovers of God Pursuit of Manís Way Rather Than Godís Trusting in Man Over God Friendship With the World
Wicked Maliciousness All Workers of Iniquity The Way of The Wicked A Heart Devising Wicked Plans All Who Behave Unrighteously Without Self-Control The Unrighteous
Unbelieving Those that Doubt in Him Spirit Not Faithful to God Forgetting the Lord Lack of Instruction Those Who Forsake the Lord One Who Turns Away From His Word Those that Deny God Calls Through His Son Those Who Do Not Fear Him Those Who Go After Other Gods Abominations of False Worship Lack of Obedience Consumed in False Religion Prayers of the Unfaithful
Envy Envy and Self-Seeking No Shame Jealousies Covetous Idolaters Cowardly Drunkards Thieves
Hatred Haters of God Whoever Hates His Brother Murders Murderers Unloving Unforgiving Unmerciful Undiscerning
Thoughts of The Wicked He Who Condemns the Just He Who Justifies the Wicked Thinking Evil Against Your Neighbor Sacrifice of the Wicked Wages of a Harlot or Price of a Dog Given as a Vow Robbery for Burnt Offering ExtortionersGreedy Dishonest Scales Untrustworthy A False Oath Deceitful
Heresies Those That Do Not Acknowledge Their Sin Disobedient to Parents
Brutal Traitors Unthankful
Revilers Lewdness Filthy Language Perverse Person Perverse Heart Perverse Mouth Outbursts of Wrath Hands That Shed Innocent Blood BloodthirstyKidnappers One Who Loves Violence Abominable Blasphemy
Sorcery A Sorcerer A Medium A Spiritist A Soothsayer One Who Conjures Spells One Who Practices Witchcraft One Who Interprets Omens Calling Up the Dead Anyone Burning a Son or a Daughter
Self-Serving Doctrine of the Nicolaitans
Selfish Ambitions Serving Lusts and Pleasures The Lust of the Eyes Lust of the Flesh Sexually Immoral Uncleanness Fornicators Adulterers Sodomites Homosexuals Cross Dressing Divorce
The Boastful Pride and Arrogance A Proud LookAn Evil Eye Everyone Proud in Heart All The Pride of Man The Pride of Life
If you truly want something more than this world offers,
one must conform to His will, His call for us to be
a chosen people, Holy in conduct.
Truth inspires a Spirit of God May His truth be in you✅
In darkness there is no vision.
It is faithful saints that shine the light of God.
As for the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." ~ Psalm 16:3
What is a saint?
Saints, "hagios" = holy ones, true believers.
⇨ Saints are true believers that are holy to God.
"... I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem." ~ Acts 9:13
The Bible is filled with testimonies of saints being local common folks.
"This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; ..." ~ Acts 26:10
... Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. ~ Acts 9:32
Spoken of Saints on Earth
● Testimony of Ananias in Damascus ● Testimony of Paul in Jerusalem ● Testimony of Peter in Lydda ● Testimony of God
... To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: ~ Ephesians 1:1
... To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, ... ~ Philippians 1:1
To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: ... ~ Colossians 1:2
Saints are called out living in numerous cities throughout the ancient world.
... To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: ~ 2nd Corinthians 1:1
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: ... ~ Romans 1:7
Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you. ~ Hebrews 13:24
Saints spoken of across the known world
● Damascus ● Jerusalem ● Lydda
● Ephesus ● Philippi ● Colosse
● Corinth ● Rome ● Italy
The evidence of saints living on earth is unequivocal.
Saints are alive on the earth!
... And Aaron the saint of the LORD, ... ~ Psalm 106:16
Saints are individuals.
All the saints greet you, but especially those who are of Caesar's household. ~ Philippians 4:22
Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. ~ Romans 16:15
Saints stand on the promise of God
as witnessed by the sacrifice of His only begotten Son.
But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. ~ Romans 15:25
Our God of peace speaks to us plainly.
⇩ For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33
It is through knowledge that one come to the fullness that Christ offers.
... some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-13
Christ as the foundation,
apostles and prophets support the saints of all regions.
Saints include those from the top down to everyday common folks;
They are the whole of God's congregation.
Saints Apostles and Prophets Jesus Christ Himself
Christ supports all of His faithful saints
... you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, ... ~ Ephesians 2:19-22
Saints are people of God.
... grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, ... ~ Ephesians 3:14-16 ◎
Saints are made from the inside out.
... comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; ... ~ Ephesians 3:17-19
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. ~ 1st Timothy 6:6
... the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. ~ Acts 2:46-47
It is the Lord that adds saints to His church, not man.
Are we to worship in the church of God or mere man?
Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. ~ Revelation 14:12
... rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, ... ~ Romans 12:10-13
Sing praise to the LORD, You saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. ~ Psalms 30:4
Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. ~ Psalms 149:5
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It is from within that God supplies the gift of peace
when ones root reaches heaven.
The thread of our heart stretches to heaven itself.
... that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, ... ~ Ephesians 1:18
Saints are those who come to God.
Darkness has no vision of His brilliance. In Christ life comes to be.
Saints are called to have understanding.
To know His truth is to obtain the glory of an eternal soul.
... contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. ~ Jude 1:3
The message of salvation has been given to His saints on earth.
... He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly. ~ Psalm 85:8
Saints are warned not to fall away from God's word.
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; ... ~ Psalm 97:10
Saints are to righteously love the Lord who is our protection.
For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; ... ~ Psalm 37:28
Our God is about eternal justice.
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? ~ 1st Corinthians 6:1
Saints are instructed to work along with one another no matter the
situation. God does not will for His creatures to turn on one another.
Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:2
Righteousness will judge and declare the eternal creatures of God.
Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person. ... ~ Psalm 31:23-24
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Men often like to feel powerful commanding things they have no
control over. Nowhere in the Bible does it say the Lord is pleased by man
appointing or exalting saints after they have passed from this life. It is not
an exclusive club appointed by man exalting those deceased. No biblical
evidence supports the worship of individuals, to the contrary actually.
... And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, ... ~ Revelation 19:9-10
Men do not declare saints, it is God that commends one or not.
... not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends. ~ 2nd Corinthians 10:17-18
Man does not establish the ordinances of heaven.
It is not about worshipping man impressed with and in himself,
but glorifying God in praise of His eternal gifts and promise of life.
He will guard the feet of His saints, ... ~ 1st Samuel 2:9
Saints know salvation is not of themselves.
Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints. ~ Psalm 116:15 ♨
The Lord God loves His saints.
... and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; ... ~ Matthew 27:52
Resurrection from the dead by God has been demonstrated.
Our reward comes from God, not man.
... that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, ... ~ Revelation 11:18
... the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," ~ 2nd Timothy 2:19
"'But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.'" ~ Daniel 7:18
Eternity is the inheritance of the saints.
We wait for the sky to reveal truth above mere shadows.
... rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, ... ~ Romans 12:10-13
Our actions should please us as servants of the Living God.
... to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem. ~ Romans 15:26
Though challenged in life our Love of God renders sacrifice.
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: ~ 1st Corinthians 16:1
Acts of service and compassion should be done by those able.
... this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 9:12
... that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. ~ 2nd Corinthians 8:2
It is through our service that we find rewards of spirit.
... giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. ~ Colossians 1:12
... your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, ... ~ Hebrews 6:10-12
Saints keep and actively practice their faith as steward examples.
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? ~ Hebrews 1:14
As the great commission declares, saints not only embrace
the message once delivered but they share the reason for their belief.
As angles ministered to mankind, so we too are instructed to
continue the effort in announcing salvation is at hand.
Righteousness stands on an unending firm faith.
... but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. ~ Colossians 1:26-27
... in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. ~ Revelation 19:8
Saints are called to perform righteous acts as they shine in heaven.
Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. ~ Philippians 4:21
① Saints are alive on the earth ② Saints are individuals in common with Godís will ③ Saints are called to have an understanding of the inheritance ④ The message of salvation has been given to His saints on earth ⑤ Saints are warned not to fall away from Godís word ⑥ Saints righteously love the Lord who is our protection ⑦ Saints are instructed to work along with one another ⑧ Saints know salvation in not of themselves ⑨ The Lord God loves His saints ⑩ Resurrection has been made known by God ⑪ Eternal life is promised to the saints of God ⑫ Our actions should please us as servants of the Living God ⑬ Acts of service and compassion should be done by those able ⑭ It is through our service that we find rewards of spirit ⑮ Though challenged in life our Love of God renders sacrifice ⑯ Saints are asked to actively practice their faith as examples ⑰ Saints are called to perform righteous act
It is by worshipping God through His declarations
that we find ourselves as His saints.
Saints are alive.
Darkness hides in the dark as darkness does.
God calls all to come into His light of truth with oneís all.
"Remember the former things of old, For I am God, ... ~ Isaiah 46:9-10
He has left a treasure trove of knowledge for us to know good from evil.
He is larger than any of our pettiness's. Small minded people have always
complained impatiently demanding action over caution. The Lord watches
and waits to find those in His service holding fast to what He has called
out for. As He declares the end from the beginning, it has all been created
for His pleasure. In Godís counsel, He finds no pleasure in rebellion or the
evils that turn away from the goodness He intended for the autonomous
life that He created. Godís plan is for life to live and as such He has
begotten His Son, His Spirit, for our redemption, to save us from
ourselves that we may grasp eternal life nobly.
'... all My heart and with all My soul.' ~ Jeremiah 32:41
... the mind of the LORD ... ~ 1st Corinthians 2:16
... the one who loves violence His soul hates. ~ Psalms 11:4-5
"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." ~ John 4:24
Created in His image, qualities of heart, mind, spirit, and soul
are gifts freely given to all who consciously live.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:17
Freedom is rendered to the deepest reaches of space, both extremely
close and vastly distant. Stewardship has gone astray as men have fallen
away from the blessings He offers more often engaging in harmful
pursuits reaching across suffering generations so detrimental to the meek.
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; ... ~ Galatians 5:13
His truth is not hard to understand as serving each other takes on
high precedence. His nature of love renders service, and in His image,
He calls us out to do the same.
"Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, ..." ~ Matthew 12:18
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8
Godís service through Jesus brings us all to know how great
His love is for us; That our lives are more important than our deaths.
His wisdom remains for all that will have it.
Created in Godís Image He asks more of us not less
H e a r t
S p i r i t
H e a r t
S p i r i t
"The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?" ~ Jeremiah 17:9
... they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. ... ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12
"Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die." ~ Ezekiel 18:4
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. ~ Proverbs 16:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:18
"... sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it." ~ Genesis 4:7
... since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, ... no longer ... in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:1-2
... not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, ...~ Philippians 2:1-5
Man in his self-serving demise has turned away from the true God.
Does oneís mirror reflect the beast or the man?
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 2:14
Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. ~ Jeremiah 17:5
"... God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes." ~ Ecclesiastes 7:29
In the depths of the caldron called humanity, dark clouds more
often cover the light God would want us to have. He sacrificed that we
might live in Him having the knowledge of creation in His battle to regain
eternally loyal souls. Purging self reveals the true spirit of God.
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the inner depths of his heart. ~ Proverbs 20:27
"... you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul." ~ Deuteronomy 4:29
In liberty, sanctuary is present for each heart to fathom His revealing truth.
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." ~ Deuteronomy 6:5
Dedication delivers an honest soul if bias does not cloud ones convictions
to serve the master rather than a mere servant of one of manís many
delusional facades. Loving God with oneís all pursues God, not man.
... to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart ... ~ Deuteronomy 10:12-13
He has delivered the keys to enter His vault of truth. To fear Him with
great regard, to walk in His ways as announced, to serve Him in this
through obedience - as it has all been established for our good.
... to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8
"... with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." ~ Deuteronomy 30:6
Keep His Commandments
All Your Soul
Love One Another
All Your Mind
All Your Strength
J u s t i c e
J u s t i c e
MIND OF CHRIST
All Your Understanding
All Oneís Spirit
Walk Humbly with God
Walk in All His Ways
God desires a heart full of passion in seeking His truth.
Those indifferent or actually cold will literally have hell to pay in their
avoidance of the All Mighty Supreme Creator of All. All reduces
back to the one and only true God where all will bow.
"... the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul." ~ Deuteronomy 13:3
Many religions divide the truth of God delusionally choosing fantasy
over reality. Even atheism has a god of disbelief. To worship in truth is
a pursuit in discovering His will as laid forth for all to witness through His
Son, given to us, so that we may know God Himself and not just a mere
construction of man. Many well intended maintain the goodness He calls
out for but if done absent in regarding His will for return, vanity delivers
nothing. Swinging a rifle praising God does little for the betterment He
calls out for in each of us. Written on the heart where no gun can pierce,
truth can be known by those willing to know.
"... to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul." ~ Joshua 22:5
He instructs us as individuals to carefully heed
His word as to what drives our lives.
... those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. ... ~ Titus 3:8
"And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, ... ~ Mark 12:33
In the gymnasium of emotions, our fitness in loving Him and others
forms the character He Himself searches for in us.
... 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' ... ~ Matthew 22:37-40
Jesus himself proclaimed that fundamental to all truth is loving God
supremely, along with loving all others including self within His creation.
Peace is a moment often passed by within the recklessness of man
and the oppression we all bear.
The LORD preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. ~ Psalm 145:20
Commitment to God surpasses the evils shed to the past as
one awakens in Him.
... Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. ~ 1st Corinthians 2:9
More than the imaginations dust of no more,
heaven sparkles truths unrevealed beyond splendor.
... when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. ~ James 1:12
We do not have to wait until arriving in heaven
to find blessings in the promise the crown of life holds,
as it delivers eternally, which includes now.
We love Him because He first loved us. ~ 1st John 4:19
Godís love extends much further than the earth
where He seeks for each one of us across all the ages of man.
This humbling beyond imaginable love is why so many hear His
steadfast call. His love remains as He calls to us.
"He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. ... ~ John 14:21
The brightness of love beholds the reflection of God. As two way streets
intersect, it is mutual love that is nurtured and cherished by God.
... "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him." ~ John 14:23
Oneís life becomes an open book as He refreshes life that can be had,
as no mortal friend could provide. Loving God is where the light of man ignites to become the child He loves.
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. ~ 1st John 2:5
Our own test of obedience reveals our spiritual heath and unity in Him.
... For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. ~ 1st John 5:1-3
Love contains all of the colors of light both visible and invisible.
His truth remains over the mere babblings of man.
"If you love Me, keep My commandments." ~ John 14:15
Knowing good and evil is essential in obeying the will of God over
the whims of man. Regret heals the penitent heart to stand strong.
"... for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God." ~ John 16:27
Belief in God and His Son is Godís choice to deliver truth
to those who live upon the earth.
... And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. ... ~ Revelation 22:17
Godís call to return with knowledge of Him is universal.
The spokes of His truth remain exposed for the discerning heart. ♥
He desires that we all drink freely in the life He offers.
No force can persuade a man that has already decided one way
or another. His law has been given. It is our decisions that guide
our actions that we will account to God for.
For those that love Him embrace His truth
● Through love serve one another ● To seek Him with all oneís heart and soul ● To love Him with all oneís heart, soul, and strength ● To fear the Lord ● To walk in all His ways ● To serve Him ● To keep the commandments ● To do justly Ė stand on honesty ● To love mercy Ė hold a forgiving heart ● To walk humbly with your God ● To not listen to the words of falsehoods ● To hold fast to Him ● Take careful heed to do ● To love God with all oneís mind and understanding ● To love one's neighbor as oneself
Love can only work if it meets in the middle. Godís way Has been declared by God. In His light we live.
Darkness, somewhere below empty, has less than nothing.
Jesus came to declare God desires individual relationships in His light.
Darkness of a soul is deepest in the gloom of despair and or confusionís deception.
Evil oppressing goodness is individual souls making choices against Godís purpose for life.
~ He came so that we could know of His healing light ~
He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. ... ~ John 1:1-5
\ ⏐ / ⏤ GODís ⏤ CREATION IN LIGHT (Identity of Christ)
Col. 1:15-18 Heb. 7:26 ;
Witnesses of Eternal Life
Angels Subservient 1st Peter 1:10-12
Angels Rebellious Jude 1:6
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Reserved for Destruction
Return to God Glorifies Creation 1st John 3:2-3Phil. 3:21
Psalm 115:16Isaiah 42:5-7 ;45:18 Creation of Life out of the Darkness Romans 14:11-121st John 4:9
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CHRIST / | \
Acts 26:182nd Corinthians 4:6 ,17-18 ; 6:14 (Temporary life in the world) Romans 8:18-21Romans 8:24
Reserved for Destruction Defianceís Creation 2nd Thess. 1:8-102nd Peter 2:4-14
Permanent (2nd) Death Absence of God's Light Revelation 2:11 ;
The creation of His love was for those of equal love. In a spirit of life, He is.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, ... ~ John 1:14
By His steadfast will, He has not abandoned that which abandons Him.
... who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6
His deepest desire is for us to know Him.
"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness." ~ John 12:46
Through His truth, His wish is for us to return to the presence of His Holy Light.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. ~ Colossians 1:17
Eternity is but a glimpse of His great glory.
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. ... ~ Romans 11:36
And it is His glory that shines through all of creation.
"... For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious." ~ Isaiah 11:10
"... And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope." ~ Romans 15:12
Jesus came so that we would know hope in Him, the true God, giver of life.
... He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. ~ Isaiah 53:2
... the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
In all ways, He knows the suffering we endure as creatures born of dust.
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, ... ~ Galatians 4:4
Godís plan for our redemption is by His design.
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, ... ~ Luke 2:7
In truth, Jesus came forth to show all the love of God,
through His own perfect sacrifice for us, of us, with us.
The absolute manifold of God surpasses any limited mortal understandings.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. ~ Luke 2:52
Jesus came as eternally, the greatest teacher. God desires personal relationships and not distant associations.
Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, ... ~ Luke 3:23
In His time, He came to be exactly who He was and is.
... in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has apppointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;~ Hebrews 1:1-4
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There is no comparison for the coming of Jesus.
⭩ ↓ ⭨ But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with the glory and honor, ... ~ Hebrews 2:9
Jesus suffered in the flesh so that without excuse,
Godís purpose for salvation would prevail for all creation to know.
For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. ~ Hebrews 2:16
Jesus came and suffered for all in the flesh, that with the mercy of
Godís own mortal presence, grace through His truth would be known.
"... I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles." ~ Matthew 12:18
Through Jesus, God revealed Himself.
... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:15
All humble hearts know the sacrifice in love Jesus bestowed upon us all.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son to the world, that we might live through Him. ~ 1st John 4:9
The only way to find true life is to live in God as part of His creation.
... God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. ~ 1st John 5:11-12
The test of God is for those alive to come to Him.
... "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12
The light of Spirit from within holds brighter than the sun in all itsí brilliance.
→ It is the touch of His eternal Love.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:18
Godís goal is for souls to know truth in the eternal love He offers,
for those that overcome the temptation to actively pursue evil in spirit.
Flesh can wallow in self-seeking lusts oblivious to any form of empathy.
"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life." ~ John 6:63
The Spirit is such that it asks for
those contemplations that are higher than the flesh.
It is a choice of godliness over fleshliness.
"... To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives ..." ~ Luke 4:18
Jesus knew His purpose in every respect and He fulfilled what
He came to accomplish. Creator of all, His is the kingdom of eternity.
... God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:19
His resolve was that through truth, souls could find
salvation through His Spirit in the Father of all creation.
The images of His parts reflect throughout all creation;
Master in obedient concert with life.
"You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one." ~ John 8:15
Too often the judgments of man condemn the whole.
Jesus is our tangible opportunity to return individually directly to God.
"... I did not come to judge the world but to save the world." ~ John 12:47
The word of God remains in the world for all to know.
... come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:4-6
Godís desire is that all would find Him. As darkness falls away,
He offers a way to return to the light of His love.
"For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment ..." ~ John 5:26-27
It is God that wants us to live in Him. He does not want to loose
the autonomous life He created, to love, and to know His love.
"And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me." ~ John 8:16
The judgment of God is based in the goodness of His love,
and done in truth without partiality.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on the earth, ... ~ Colossians 1:15-18
There is no denying that Jesus is God manifest in the flesh.
To deny Him is to deny the presence of God.
The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:47
God Himself came to show His creation of life how to live, and to find life in Him.
... "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:45
The Spirit of God is eternal life through Him.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~ John 14:6
It is Godís universe and His will is such that Jesus is the redeemer and no other.
"I and My Father are one." ~ John 10:30
Jesus commands the power of God as God.
In Christ Jesus Before Time Began 2nd Tim. 1:9
Bright and Morning Star Rev. 22:16
Glory Before the World Was John 17:4-5
God and Savior Jesus Christ 2nd Pet. 1:1
My Lord and my God! John 20:28
Through Whom Are All Things 1st Cor. 8:6
Image of the Invisible God Col. 1:15-18
Mighty God Isaiah 9:6
God with us Mat. 1:23
Lord Savior Isaiah 43:10-11
Lord of lords King of kings 1st Tim. 6:14-16
I Am John 8:58
JESUS IS DEITY
Equal with God Phil. 2:5-8
God Manifest in the Flesh 1st Tim. 3:16
I and My Father are One John 10:30
Through Whom He Made the Worlds Heb. 1:1-4
Blessed and Only Potentate 1st Tim. 3:16
Foreordained Before the Foundation of the World 1st Pet. 1:20-21
All Things Made Through Him John 1:3
The Only Begotten of the Father John 1:14
World Made Through Him John 1:10
Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ Titus 2:11-14
Christ who is Over All Eternally Blessed God Rom. 9:5
Created All Things Through Christ Eph. 3:9-12
... Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. ~ John 5:17-18
Jesusí plan has always been simple, to bring souls to know God.
"For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." ~ Matthew 12:8
In truth, He is the rest in love that we all seek. He came that we could find God.
"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." ~ Matthew 11:29
The heart of Jesus holds mercy for all that love and obey His calling.
Do you hear the call?
Darkness remains for all those that do not hear.
Jesus exposes the nature of God, and how souls can return to abiding in His will.
His sacrifice and gift of Grace are for those that see Him as the just justifier.
... "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. ... ~ John 8:54-55
Jesus did not come to win an argument of how good He was,
He came for us to know God.
For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth. ~ Psalm 33:4
In all aspects, God sets the moral compass for us all to live or die by.
Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." ~ John 8:58
For God to walk upon the earth in the flesh, in all that He is,
shows His care for even the smallest parts of His creation.
... you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. ~ Galatians 3:28-29
Mortal gender is His creation to expose creation in His image and to show
and teach compassion for that which is created. No matter disposition,
God looks for souls loyal to His call.
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." ~ Genesis 22:18
Obedient belief in His word defines righteousness and His promise is sure,
that in His coming, salvation through Grace is Godís plan of forgiveness.
"... the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." ~ Luke 19:9-10
As all souls upon the earth come from a root of being lost,
Jesusí message is that one can find, and be sure of, salvation in Him.
... though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. ~ Hebrews 5:8
Suffering causes a humble heart to be born in our fragility,
in the face of His power, if arrogance does not rebel to the corner of anger.
Obedience is a call to submissiveness to His rule.
Jesus wept. ~ John 11:35
Sorrow is all suffering apart from Him.
... as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, ... ~ Hebrews 2:14
For life to be free of the curse of death, His glory showed
that it can be done if a soul wholeheartedly turns back to Him.
... He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, ... ~ Hebrews 2:17
His unblemished sacrifice allows for salvation to come for all that believe.
And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. ~ 1st John 2:2
It is said there is no substitution for the real thing.
Once for all, He is the path one must take if Holy redemption is to be had.
... who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. ~ Hebrews 7:16
For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; ~ Hebrews 7:26
Above all, a merciful God reaches down for us.
↓ But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. ~ Hebrews 7:24
He remains that He is as He has always been.
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, ... ~ Hebrews 9:11
Rising from material substance, His glory is greater than all knowable.
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, ... ~ Colossians 1:13-14 \ | /
From the womb of darkness, His love and sacrifice of life brings us
to the feet of His light. Conquering rebellion is the Spirit He comes in.
... boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, ... ~ Hebrews 10:19-21
Through Jesus, we have access directly with God Almighty.
For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. ~ Hebrews 10:14
No other sacrifice is required, He is the supreme final destination.
... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. ~ 1st John 3:8
God came to earth to defeat rebellion once for all, retrieving those that
would turn back to the light from the manipulations of descending darkness.
⭧ ↓ "... 'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgivness of sins ... ~ Acts 26:18
The power of His life subdues all evil and extinguishes,
through example, the desire for rebellion, as one returns to humble love.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. ... ~ Philippians 2:3-4
Compassion and love over anger or jealousy is the sign of
a soul rising in Him. To see God is to love of a genuine heart.
♥ ... Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, ... He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, ... ~ Philippians 2:5-8
In the light of His glory, we are all one in Him.
Commitment has no barriers in His unending love for each of us.
God is multifaceted beyond the reasoning of mere man.
... should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:1-2
Suffering in this life is unavoidable, but with repentance
climbing out of darkness to do His will eases deep turmoil.
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, ..." ~ John 16:33
It is an anchor beyond mortal life resting in the sanctuary of Him.
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. ... ~ Colossians 2:8-9
God warns that man devises against himself so
beware of coming to Him through the world of man.
... to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ~ Ephesians 3:19
To come to God is to know Him directly.
... shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. ~ Matthew 17:2-3
His fullness of Spirit is larger than all the ages of life.
... we have the mind of Christ. ~ 1st Corinthians 2:16
Christ is Godís compassion for each of us to know Him.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. ~ Hebrews 13:8
His truth in love remains over all.
"You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am." ~ John 13:13
Forever He is Lord and teacher of all.
"... For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you." ~ John 13:14-15
He teaches us to have hearts of service.
And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. ... ~ Mark 7:37
While Jesus walked upon the world He commanded above all.
"... If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead." ~ Luke 16:31
For all Jesus did, and is, choice still remains for each
to follow Him or not. No other savior is forthcoming.
Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:1
For those He taught to be like Him, He asks we too follow
in His dedication to goodness, for the benefit of all.
... that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. ... ~ Hebrews 6:12-15
Be assured, His promise of eternal life holds for all those pursuing His will.
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21-23
Follow until the end of time.
His example shows mercy in the face of hostile destruction.
A heart without love has no union with His Spirit.
"... just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." ~ Matthew 20:28
→ To love or not to love is a question of God.
Join Him in His eternal call. His light washes us in
the Holy sacrifice of His love. Without Him, nothing remains.
It is His coming in the flesh that cements Godís resolve,
singing His call for our eternal return.
"Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again." ~ John 10:17
Loving God redeems a soul to live again in Him.
Knowing our destination lifts a spirit to rise,
as Jesus died and came to live again.
"... I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father." ~ John 16:27-28
To love God is the way to return whole in soul.
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, ... ~ John 13:3
Jesus always knew His return would guide all else on their journey back to God.
"He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all." ~ John 3:31
None on earth has supremacy over that which God Himself has commanded.
... refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, ... ~ Hebrews 12:25
He commands that we hear Him and warns not to turn from His word.
"No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven." ~ John 3:13
God declares that all wait for final judgment
below Christís pronouncements from heaven.
"A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also." ~ John 14:19
Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we find life.
"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, ... ~ John 6:27
Jesus is our portal to eternal life.
It is truth of heart God renders to those that love and obey Him,
~ upon the mercy and grace of His word.
... "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you." ~ Luke 22:19-20
Our covenant with God is union with God Himself.
... As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. ... ~ John 6:54-58
To embrace our living Lord as real unites us in Him.
The living way literally is the life Christ lived in the flesh.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son to the world, that we might live through Him. ~ 1st John 4:9
Great is the love of the Lord offering life in love.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8
His sacrifice cleanses all those who genuinely believe in Him.
... raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, ... ~ Colossians 2:11-13
Baptism is the seal circumcising our hearts in Him.
A cutting from this world unites us in the bosom of His Spirit.
... the substance is of Christ. ~ Colossians 2:14-17
Petty judgmental hearts know not of His patience.
He asks us to consider others that they may abide in Him too.
... reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13-14
As long as we live on the earth, it will be a struggle to survive.
Hope alive survives.
... Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, ... ~ Hebrews 12:2
To see the life of Jesus is to see the path to God.
"... the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise ..." ~ Matthew 20:18-19
Jesus predicted all of the turmoils He would endure in the last days of His presence, in the flesh, on earth.
... "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." ~ Matthew 26:39
Knowing of the agony ahead tortures all,
but submission to God reveals a greater purpose of presence. A sure heart cannot be moved. There is no relief in faithlessness.
... "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. ..." ~ John 18:37
Jesus was the most knowing man who ever lived as God in the flesh.
Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. ... ~ John 19:19-20
The testament of His life declared the fulfillment of prophecy.
... "He saved others; Himself He cannot save. Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe." ... ~ Mark 15:31-32
Tormenters show their callous cowardice in their contempt over any heart of
mercy. A man who exalts himself, declaring lies (be they ignorant or purposeful)
as truth, is to the destruction of all who follow men over Godís revealing truths.
God calls for the praise of works done in Him for glory and not bitter disputes.
The message God sent through Jesus is larger than any idol of man
or the hate that comforts the masses in ignorance. God waits for the return of
His children through faith in the knowledge of Him. His truth supersedes any
construction born of manís delusions and or lust for power. Proud men cannot
save anyone and only humble patient hearts will arrive at His doorstep.
Jesus came to turn our hearts back to God and not to any exalted man in the flesh.
... And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. ~ John 17:1-3
In Christís perfect sacrifice, His strength of purpose, puts all to shame.
Conviction of heart emanates the light of God.
"I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was." ~ John 17:4-5
Jesus in truth fulfilled Godís eternal plan
for the righteous redemption of life in His creation.
To Come into the World and Then Return to God
To Establish His Preeminence in All Things
To be Victorious
Purify for Himself His Own Special People
To Eventually Gather All Those Loyal Alive
Call for Those Faithful to Remember His Life
To Expose Grace and Truth
Free the Oppressed
To be the Sacrifice for the Sins of the World that we Might Find Redemption
To Gife Life Through Him
Reveal the Knowledge of the Glory of God
Bear Witness to the Truth
Save That Which Was Lost
To Save Sinners
Finish the Work He Came Here For
Taste Death for Everyone
To Give Aid to the Seed of Abraham
MISSION OF CHRIST
To Suffer Once for Sins
To be the Firstborn From the Dead
To Demonstrate His Righteousness
Convey us into His Kingdom
To Keep the Word
Preach the Gospel to the Poor
Become High Priest
Shine in our Hearts
To Bring His Light to the World
Reconcile the World to God
Destroy the Works of the Devil
Heal the Brokenhearted
Heal the Blind
Draw People Away from Abiding in Darkness
Deliver us from Darkness
To be Sanctified by Faith in Him
Turn Souls from Darkness to the Light
To Destroy the Power of Death
"Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world." ~ John 17:24
Jesus revealed that to be eternally with Him is more glorious
than any imagination imaginable. His is the ticket to the tree of life.
A boundless river, timeless in Him, possessing clear untold treasures, waits.
Approaching breathless wonders enrich life living in Him.
... came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, ... ~ John 19:33-35
Again, His flesh was a testament in the fulfilment of prophecy.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, ... ~ Matthew 27:51-53
No longer exclusive to the Jews, Godís truth opened for all.
Signs and wonders accompanied the Great coming of the Kingdom of God.
... He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days ... ~ Acts 1:3
His resurrection is an infallible proof, never denied at the time, as it was that it is.
... that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, ... ~ Philippians 2:10
Truth knocks at the gate of each heart that hears of the name of Jesus.
To deny Jesus is to embrace darkness without Him.
It is only by His appearance in the flesh
that Godís own sacrifice could be demonstrated.
... Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over kings of the earth. ... ~ Revelation 1:5
Jesus presents us clean of our previous sins when we follow Him into eternity.
The bread Jesus asks us to eat is His life, and His blood, to be part of His Spirit.
We are the individual cells flowing through His body.
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. ~ Revelation 1:18
Our key to eternal life can only be unlocked through Jesus, creator of the unhidden door calling each of us to come.
"Why should it be thought incredible by you that God raises the dead?" ~ Acts 26:8
The miracle of our lives is a creation of God.
"Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." ~ John 8:24
Without believing in God as God calls us forth,
oblivion without Him is a choice hard to die with.
Angels witness this process of creation out of darkness.
Ceaseless death is the end for those not choosing to remain
in His eternal light of truth. In this, the judgment of all life is revealed.
Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." ~ John 20:29
Faith is a commitment to take action on something
that has not yet occurred or is yet to be seen. Faith incorporates
those qualities God looks for in souls loyal to His eternal call.
... we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. ~ 1st John 5:20
The message delivered is not difficult to understand;
Ė it is difficult to apply without the resolve to choose His will.
... Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. ~ Acts 1:8-9
⭦ ↑ ⭧
Jesus came in truth and left in power.
His test is a question of belief in His awesome works.
~ All live as a gift of His Love ~
... all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him ... ~ Ephesians 1:22-23
There is no other Master, the God of our universe in all His wonders.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us ... ~ Galatians 3:13-14
As Jesus hung on the cross,
each of our lawless deeds pierced His compassionate love.
"... Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins." ~ Acts 5:30-31
No torture was greater, the killing of the innocent. He waits for our arrival.
⭦ ↑ ⭧ ... God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. ~ 1st Timothy 3:16
The fulfilment of Jesus gives life to all. From angles to man, no excuse
from not knowing Godís commitment to those He loves will be found.
... For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:20-22
We look to live as death has itsí dreadful approach.
To be born in Him with an enduring heart brings the praise of God.
... having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear." ~ Acts 2:32-33
... Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. ~ Acts 2:31
Physically, Christ had both an Immaculate Conception and Immaculate Emancipation.
Christ came as eternal light in the flesh
He came as eternal light and left as eternal light.
~ Much more than words could ever express ~
His drawing power, to His presence, spreads truth upon the whole world,
as witnessed by all angles viewing the realm of cause and effect.
... Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, ... ~ Romans 3:24-26
For it is that He is, and through His sacrifice,
in the flesh, it positions Him as the eternal just judge over all.
... ... just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, ... ~ Ephesians 1:4
What makes a people, an individual great, is when they love over hate.
Hate drives the world and if we engage in the madness, we are no better than
the dust that consumes us. Love is Godís call to return to the reason for creation.
... who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 1:9
God calls us with a purpose to awaken in Him.
~ Heaven is not held in the boundaries of time ~
... that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth -- in Him. ~ Ephesians 1:10
Jesus comes for all to become as Godly,
committed in His love from the depths of our deepest parts.
Time will run out with a permanent breathless decision.
"Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God." ~ Luke 12:8
We are examples in truth unto angles.
If one does not acknowledge Jesus with a humble filled heart,
God and all angles will not see this one in the eternal rising of His light.
"Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division." ~ Luke 12:51
The purpose of grief is to test our allegiance of heart be it cursing God for
afflictions or obediently enduring chastisement in view of His eternal offering of life.
"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed ..." ~ Mark 8:38
Godís plan is to stop rebellion from occurring with just consequences,
and to commit His truth (in and through love) enlightening all angels.
... if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:14-15
To see God is to see God in us.
To be part of Him, with all oneís heart, exposes the truth He came to reveal.
... the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. ~ Galatians 2:20
Maturing Christians grow in thankfulness, stilling the deepest of human turmoils.
In the flesh we will suffer, but He lifts all of our sorrows with His patient love.
He wants to see us as much as we want to see Him.
... who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. ~ 1st Peter 5:10
Settling in the Lord is a challenge with all that the world throws at us.
Never forgetting or taking for granted His Holiness withstands all needles and wiles of the devil.
... now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. ... ~ Romans 8:1-2
To succumb to the flesh in all itsí imaginary desires will
not free you to be Holy with Jesus. It is the Spirit that holds truth.
Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:16
Jesus will never again return in the flesh.
Flesh is a test in the pursuit of finite petty desires or the higher calling of God.
Flesh is a test of whether a soul has the power of spirit over itsí sinful temptations.
... sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, ... ~ Romans 8:3-4
Christ came to experience all that we must endure so that
our path to salvation would be open free from the bondage of sin.
... those who are in the flesh cannot please God. ~ Romans 8:5-8
Self seeking to satisfy only the self and its passions
lacks godly insights to higher truths of spirit.
And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. ~ Galatians 5:24
For the love of God the spirit overpowers the desires of the flesh.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. ~ Romans 13:14
In Him we live for a greater eternal purpose.
... not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. ~ Romans 8:9
Without God, suffering in the flesh will not offer up the peace of heart souls seek.
And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. ... ~ Romans 8:10-14
To be in Jesus is to be absent in the flesh, but full in the spirit.
... of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.~ Romans 9:5
In the lineage of Godís chosen people, and through the prophetic word, Jesus came in the flesh to bless us all.
... so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. ~ Romans 12:5
To be in Jesus is the greatest unity we can find in life.
For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. ~ Ephesians 5:30
Clearly and currently, there is no separation between God and us.
A final clearing is coming and for those unbelieving, a casting off will occur.
Those that deny His visible attributes will bow without excuse.
As waste is discarded as vile, so too will the unrepentant sinner be flushed away.
... manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:20-21
Jesus rising from the dead assures us of life beyond the dust.
... now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known ... ~ Ephesians 3:9-12
No mystery, God wants our love that He may fully love us in return.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, ..." ~ Matthew 28:19
He calls for us to make known our wonderful faith in Him.
"... teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. ~ Matthew 28:20
He commands that we pay attention to the words delivered for us to know.
... glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, ... ~ Titus 2:11-14
Meditating upon His word is the help we need in our climb back to His Spirit of
steadfast truths. In both sufferings and blessings, strength is retrieved in Him.
Hear the Upward Call
Have Faith and Patience
Commit to God
To Know God
Confess Him Before Men
To Live by the Spirit of Life in Christ
To Know the Love of God
To be Led by the Spirit of God
Understand His Truth
Put off the Body of Sins of the Flesh
Live for the Will of God
Pray for the Will of God to be Done
Not to be Ashamed of Belief in God
To be at Peace in Him
Not to be Deceitful
CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE
Not to Live in the Flesh for the Lusts of Men
Not to have Selfish Ambition or Conceit
Believe in His Salvation Over Sin
Do Not Threaten in the Midst of Suffering
Observe All Things Commanded by Christ
Not to Revile When Reviled
To Have Humble Obedience Until Death
Be Holy in Love
To be Gentle
To be Lowly in Heart
To be in Service to Others
Be Buried with Him in Baptism
Bear With One Another
Forgive One Another
Walk in Love
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; ... ~ John 20:30-31
The rock of Jesus delivers a believing heart.
Each rock in creation holds the truth of Jesus.
"And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!" ~ Mark 13:37
Too long has this world disposed of the goodness offered by simple genuine souls.
Redemption can be a matter of waiting an entire lifetime for the promised reward.
Unmitigated cruelty and blatant callousness has become a roadly habit of rage
we all must endure. Today we simply delete people, unfriend them, ~ so shallow
in the depths of emotion, have we become. Compassion and empathy, called for
principles from God Himself, are neglected in our human garbage disposal system.
God will hold the malice in each heart accountable in His honest light.
A meeting with Jesus is coming. Many watch but few see.
... as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. ~ Colossians 3:12-13
We need to watch that we are doing His will and not mired
in our own selfishness failing to follow His call to good works.
A day is approaching where we must account for both the light and darkness in our lives.
How dark is that darkness if there is no light.
For those that see something greater than self,
God calls them to come. Rise and return. In Him.
Out of darkness God gave light to life.
In a breath, we became living creatures in His image.
For we were born yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days on earth are a shadow. ~ Job 8:9
Life is like a shadow
... all the days of his vain life which he passes like a shadow? ~ Ecclesiastes 6:12
In a moment our lives play out and come to an end.
... my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. ... ~ Psalm 39:5
Vigor turns weak as the flesh heads toward expiring.
... For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. ~ James 4:14
Life is like a short vapor
Broken dreams and projects left undone, life often ends in a scream.
... few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, ... ~ Genesis 47:9
In all the lengths of life here on earth, evil pounds upon the good.
... only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. ~ Psalm 90:10
Time is a fence holding back the truth of eternity.
For my life is spent with grief, And my years with sighing; ... ~ Psalm 31:10
Life is filled with troubles
"Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble." ~ Job 14:1
Suffering is common to man refining the character to endure.
Oh, remember that my life is a breath! My eye will never again see good. ~ Job 7:7
... those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; ... ~ Isaiah 40:31
Waiting on the Lord supplies the fathomless strength to endure.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. ~ Psalm 84:5
Hope is a lifelong path to return to God.
... confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. ~ Hebrews 11:13
Faith is the test of oneís resolve and loyalty to God Himself, creator of all.
... as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:11
Many fall from Godís light pursing ungodly fleshly lusts.
I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me. ~ Psalm 119:19
Searching for higher truths puts the temporality of the earth in proper perspective.
... sound wisdom and discretion; So they will be life to your soul And grace to your neck. ~ Proverbs 3:21-22
Cherishing His ways delivers life in the midst of His grace.
... looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, ... ~ Titus 2:13
Faith increases in trust when hope is established in His love.
... "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death." ~ Jeremiah 21:8
Life is a choice between good or bad
For each it is a choice in overcoming the pains
we endure in the flesh searching for an escape.
... in Him we live and move and have our being, ... ~ Acts 17:26-29
We are the offspring of God and as such, do we regard this?
... to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, ... ~ Ezekiel 3:18
We are asked to have godly care for one another.
A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one's birth; ~ Ecclesiastes 7:1
Goodness is the pillar of a soul and freedom arrives upon His judgment.
... soul is not satisfied with goodness, or indeed he has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better than he ... ~ Ecclesiastes 6:3-4
Empty are those who rely on self resisting love for others.
... having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, ... ~ Ephesians 4:18-19
There are those in darkness the Lord will not accept.
"But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life." ~ John 5:40
The deepest values in life cannot be had without a coming to God.
... created in Christ Jesus for good works, ... ~ Ephesians 2:10
God looks for the good hearted as essential.
... a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 9:4-5
Life is for the conscious
Life is not only instinctual,
but of the highest thirst in existence, for animal and human alike.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. ~ Proverbs 13:12
All endure through the pools of misery in discovering life.
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD." ~ Jeremiah 17:7
It is God who refreshes the spirit in the darkest of trials.
... rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:17-19
Life is an accumulation of spiritually rich works in preparation for that which is to come.
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. ~ Job 33:4
Life is a creation of God and it is He who sustains it.
... it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, ... ~ Isaiah 38:16-18
The test in life is choosing Godís call over the selfish desires of the flesh.
Actions can not be undone and regret has no value
if change of heart is not founded in God.
Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it. ~ Ecclesiastes 12:7
Limited is our time that will expose our true identity to God Himself.
... called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. ~ 1st Peter 5:10
Life is God's test of a soul's commitment
Endurance can be a prayer on our path to salvation.
... receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. ~ Proverbs 4:10
The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. ~ Proverbs 10:27
Knowing God and His word is the fruit that empowers the spirit of a soul.
For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. ~ Romans 8:6
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the inner depths of his heart. ~ Proverbs 20:27
All external temptations have no power to ignite the deep peace
all hearts search for. Inner love of others is the highest order of spirit.
"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life." ~ John 6:63
Life is a gift of Spirit
It is the spirit that maintains the priceless gift of life.
... flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:50
Death devours all flesh with a last gasp as souls rise back to God.
It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:44
Those in Christ await that awakening to eternal bliss.
"... The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." ~ Matthew 26:41
Humble communication with God softens the pain we all experience.
"... narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." ~ Matthew 7:14
Life is narrowly navigated unto eternity
Ignoring God is the choice of the many who will not obtain His inheritance.
"He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it." ~ Matthew 10:39
To live in Him reveals an endless life unobtainable without Him.
For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. ~ Romans 14:7
None of us have the power of life in our helpless attempt to remain.
God is waiting for each of us.
"... do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; ..." ~ Matthew 6:25
Challenged is to find the touch of spirit over the petty desires of the flesh.
"Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing." ~ Luke 12:23
It is God that leads us to the qualities of true spirit.
Life is more than physical desires
"... one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." ~ Luke 12:15
True value can not be obtained from any creation of dust
formed on the earth. Life is more than the earth.
"... He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst." ~ John 6:35
His sustenance is eternal.
"... everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; ..." ~ John 6:40
Belief in action is the faith He calls for. We all breathlessly need God.
"... the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." ~ John 4:13-14
It is natural that all desire permanence and in which can only
be had through Christ. The earth maintains no permanence.
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. ... ~ Romans 8:9
Only by the spirit can we be free of the bondage of the earth.
And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. ~ 1st John 5:11
God offers eternal life to all those who find life in His Son.
Life is in the Son of God
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. ~ 1st John 5:12
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. ~ John 1:4
Without Jesus, one cannot see the truth
God has delivered for the redemption of souls.
"... do this and you will live." ~ Luke 10:27-28
Love for God surpasses all the heights of heaven.
... Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. ~ Revelation 22:17
For those that come to God inherit treasures beyond measure.
His light bathes us in the truth.
True darkness can hold no light.
● Life is like a shadow ● Life is like a short vapor ● Life is labor and sorrow ● Life is filled with troubles ● Life is a choice between good or bad ● Life is for the conscious ● Life is God's test of a soul's commitment ● Life is a gift of Spirit ● Life is narrowly navigated unto eternity ● Life is more than physical desires ● Life is in the Son of God
Short lives are for all in preparation for Gods revealing and judgment of souls born of flesh.
Without spirit, there is no light.
Spirit expires without light.
Prayer adds depth of spirit inviting the light.
Prayer is a humble heart opening event.
"... pray to your Father who is in the secret place ..." ~ Matthew 6:5-6
Encounters with God come from the bottom of oneís heart in private.
They are most intimately genuine, in honest and open-submission,
exposing the whole of your soul. Fools expect to be seen by
others rather than heard by God. Pride is a hypocrites Achilles heel and it is oneís nemesis to righteousness.
"And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. ..." ~ Matthew 6:7-8
Vain self-seeking shallow prayers are not what God seeks;
He seeks genuine humble trusting souls. Is asking for stuff more
important than asking for life? He knows our deepest needs.
"And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." ~ Matthew 21:22
As a matter of belief, it is trust that eternally releases the love He offers.
He is the caretaker. He supplies what we need to rise in Him.
... he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain ... ~ James 5:17-18
In the deserts of life's challenges, in which we all encounter,
thereby comes the true tests and resolve that reveals a faithful heart,
... or not. Belief sharpens the depth of peace.
... if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. ... ~ 1st John 5:14-15
Godís will is perfect, and what is required for honest prayer
is submission, in a relationship, trusting He knows best.
His sees all and wills accordingly.
"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." ~ Matthew 26:41
Trust can be challenged in the weakness of our flesh,
especially as sorrows splash across our bow.
... For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. ~ Romans 8:26
Knowing He helps us more than we can help ourselves is what He looks
for in our faith in Him. Again, trusting He knows exactly what we need, for
our greatest benefit, though we can be oblivious and unaware of those
needs, is Godís superseding knowledge from heaven. Delusions abound
in many, if not all; a blinding darkness for the mire of humanities constant
clear confusion. We all need His help in leading us to become, in a life
living the best one can be. To be in God is to achieve nothing greater.
... fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, ... ~ Matthew 26:39-41
Suffering tests oneís reliance upon Him.
Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O My Father, ..." ~ Matthew 26:42-43
The flesh is a wearisome encounter for all.
So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. ... ~ Matthew 26:44-45
In sorrow sleep is an escape from the brutal.
God wants to hear our earnest beseechments and this is not the
same as vain repetitive prayer. God wants serious seeking hearts,
not just bobbling heads; automatons narrating useless programed
ramblings; hail Mary bops. The deepest of prayers are not rehearsed,
but surface as the times arise. In apparent unanswered prayers, He asks
we not give up our cries but continue in our greatest concerns of heart.
... be serious and watchful in your prayers. ~ 1st Peter 4:7
The message Jesus brings to us is to be vigilant,
not neglecting humble prayer, which comforts, in the face of hardship.
It can not be overstated that being in God is not just a casual event.
Many mask true serious worship with faux gospel messages,
embracing social frolickings void of correct focus on God.
... continued all night in prayer to God. ... ~ Luke 6:12-13
Jesus prayed long and earnestly, especially in the face of important
decisions ahead. How does our convictions bear up depending upon
the guidance of God and His word? Habitual sin often neglects prayer,
especially in acknowledging accountability. To believe in God is not
a short term temporary exercise. Selective hearing is like selective
prayers if we do not open our hearts up to His will. One must ask for His help if clarity of thought is truly to be had.
"... pray for those who spitefully use you." ~ Luke 6:28
Forgiving the anger of those that hate releases oneís heart to find peace.
"But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing ... For He is kind to the unthankful and evil." ~ Luke 6:35
Kindness is holiness.
... went up on the mountain to pray. ~ Luke 9:28
Often, when important prayers were made, Jesus went off
to areas of isolation. These times of deepest prayer come
to one alone in the wilderness of humanity's chaos.
"... pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." ~ Luke 10:2
Within this vast quagmire of humanity, the Lord looks for those that
would help in drawing others to Him. We all need the help of one another,
over the attacks that more often drive civilizations to their demise.
Without caring hearts, oblivion approaches. It is a call to love
the fields of His creation and awaken those to itsí being.
... "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." ~ Luke 11:1-4
Jesus expressed that prayer should regard God in the highest, thanking
Him for His mercy, though we do not deserve it, while maintaining a soft
heart free of darkness. It is in His light that the heart is made lite.
... men always ought to pray and not lose heart, ... ~ Luke 18:1-8
Conviction to oneís own genuine humble sincerity, in prayer, continually,
reaps the reward of knowing He will deliver, while enduring oppressive
life in the flesh. A true heart can only be defined as openly confessing all
to God, in His light, free of the secret shadows of man or his perceived
pompous superiority. None of us deserve His mercy and the endowment
of His blessed grace. He wonders if true hearts, devoted to Him,
can remain, over devotion to man and his organizations.
Will man be able to bear up in His truth and flourish upon His
obvious absence. Mortal life is in truth a test of soul conviction.
"... everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." ~ Luke 18:10-14
Arrogance and judgment of others in prayer is
not the kind of prayers God looks for. Prayer is not a place of cursing.
Humble hearts speaking directly to Him is what touches His attention.
"... pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." ~ Luke 21:34-36
The temporary cares of this world can only lead to limited
if not empty returns; endlessly challenged, if void of His higher truths.
Asking to be worthy in all obedient goodness, in His presence,
how could a soul ask or seek for more?
... "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." ... ~ Luke 22:39-42
Great release and comfort is found in submitting in prayer,
to His will being done. Praying for sin to be kept away, from oneís life,
helps in oneís ability to endure and withstand the temptations that all flesh
encounter. It is an affirmation of not giving up, and asking for His help in
strengthening the spirit to withstand wickedness. Evil that sickens all
who would be decent engulfs the world.
... being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. ... ~ Luke 22:43-46
Jesus calls all not to neglect earnest prayers, as they are the shield
of the spirit. He implores us not to ignore His call to rise in holiness.
Tribulation tests our resolve and should increase our prayer life,
rather than succumbing to escaping pleasures of the flesh
only diving deeper into the pits of despair.
... And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. ~ Acts 2:42
Continuing in prayers is what make oneís relationship with God genuine.
Temporary cannot replace that which is permanent.
... that your prayers may not be hindered. ~ 1st Peter 3:7
Peace with those close at home establishes a foundation
for deeper prayers of heart. Pray for settling of turmoil.
"... For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; ..." ~ 1st Peter 3:12
It is goodness that is a prerequisite for God to hear the brilliance
of honest souls. Qualities of the virtuous embedded in righteousness
include all that is just and good, morally obedient to God, blameless
in Christ. Conniving and contemptuous hearts are left alone to fend for themselves, absent of His illuminating truths.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. ... ~ James 5:16
Healing of the spirit is much more effective if done in union with others.
One cannot heal in secret, and only open in His light has redeeming force.
A transparent heart is a happy heart in the face of any affliction.
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous. ~ Proverbs 15:29
Righteousness and obedience to the word is so crucial if one wants
prayers to be acknowledged by God. He has established right over wrong
and it should be no surprise to those that choose to rebel in constructions
of their own. Fame has no value if not in the truth of His rising light.
... God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him." ~ John 9:31
And it is by adhering to God's will that the spirit is rewarded.
The epiphany of highest prayer comes by thankful praise,
... in the midst of all circumstances.
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. ~ Ephesians 5:17
Our union in prayer is unceasing for the true saint.
When are we told not to commune with God?
... pray without ceasing, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:17
His light reaches down to touch us all with His truth.
For Faith not to Fail
In Your Secret Place
For the Word to be Glorified
Not to be Seen
For Godly Laborers
Not in Vain Repetition
According to His Will
Upon Important Decisions
With All Perseverance
To be Heard
The Coming of His Will
For Strength to Stand in Him
To Give Thanks
For Daily Needs
For Peace at Home
For One Another
For a Loving Heart
For Quiet Peaceable Life
In Comforting Surroundings
For Wise Understanding
Safe From Evil
Worthy to Escape
For the Sick
Free of Temptation
Not For Evil Pleasures
To reject His ways in prayer
is to find only darkness without Him.
Darkness holds to nowhere.
Darkness holds no perception.
He calls for us to walk in the light of His ways.
"You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 13:4
We should humble our hearts in face of His serving truths.
... Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it: ~ Isaiah 42:5
Spirit is given of God to all who live.
"'I am the LORD your God: Walk in My statutes, keep My judgments, and do them;'" ~ Ezekiel 20:19
God wants us to walk and live by His call to be.
... To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, ... ~ Psalms 14:2-3
... did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice. ~ 1st Samuel 8:3
Most have not pursued His called for decency
rather selfishly oppressing the would be innocent.
So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, To walk in their own counsels. ~ Psalm 81:12
Not to be submissive to God
inspires arrogant disobedient hearts.
"... when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness." ~ Luke 11:34
They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; ... ~ Psalm 82:5
Confusion has no calm.
If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? ~ Psalm 11:3
The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men. ~ Psalm 12:8
"... Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness," says the Lord GOD." ~ Ezekiel 14:13-14
We are all in a lionís den where only righteousness
will save us from the raging jaws of death.
Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes. ~ Psalm 119:155
The wicked will be left behind to the fate of their own making.
The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, ... ~ Proverbs 14:14
For those without self-control, who show no mercy,
in the womb of festering anger, their pit develops.
... No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?' Everyone turned to his own course, ... ~ Jeremiah 8:6
The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble. ~ Proverbs 4:19
... grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; ... ~ Jude 1:16
The wicked see not any errors of character and as a ravenous
beast unrepentantly devours itís pray, they care for only self.
... especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:10
Walking in their own supremacy, there are
those only interested in self over all others.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. ... ~ Galatians 6:7-8
Our walk in life determines our eternal destiny.
The color of a soul reflects the deeds done in the flesh.
Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. ~ Psalm 86:11
To obtain God one has to want God.
A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. ~ Proverbs 16:9
"... God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes." ~ Ecclesiastes 7:29
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, ... ~ Psalm 37:23
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. ~ Proverbs 16:25
The heart remains free to choose
and if godly pursuits guide one, direction is made available
by His word; it is given to all to know.
... It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105
It is the Word of God that directs us to see truth over darkness.
Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life. ... ~ Proverbs 4:13-15
He instructs us to know His word
and to avoid clear evil pursuits.
To Walk prudently in His presence
Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear ... ~ Ecclesiastes 5:1
We are all in Godís house, His creation.
At what point should we not be reverent?
Ignorance can be a choice denying a higher purpose.
... Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, To deliver you from the way of evil, ... ~ Proverbs 2:10-13
It is Godís word that deepens the soul
to know developing in powers of wisdom.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; ... ~ Psalm 23:4
Fear stands alone in despair if one does not choose God to lift a heart in hope.
... Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living? ~ Psalm 56:13
God will help each yearning heart calling for His care.
... They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance. ~ Psalm 89:15
I will walk before the LORD In the land of the living. ~ Psalm 116:9
Part of living is knowing life in God.
... Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, ... ~ Psalm 143:8
One has to call out for God
if insights in His truth are to be had.
... To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8
To Walk humbly with God
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? ~ Amos 3:3
God is plain in His word and
only accepting hearts will be found in Him.
... We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:6
None of us cognitive can claim innocence as all have pierced God in sin against His ways.
... Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 11:9
Youth in its exuberance may be oblivious to His call tumbling
into life. His will is for souls to pursue knowledge in Him
avoiding the condemning judgments to come.
"I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes,..." ~ Ezekiel 36:27
His Spirit of truth can enter into all sincere believing hearts.
... "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12
The inner light Jesus offers frees us
from the worlds avalanche of darkness.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light ~ Ephesians 5:8-10
Coming into the light of Jesus is a call
to know of His truths and to respond accordingly.
Seeking His way is a way of life.
To Walk in newness of life
... so we also should walk in newness of life. ~ Romans 6:4
Certainly repeated, it is a call to put off those withering
things causing the darkness, denying hope in Him.
... of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. ~ Romans 6:19
It is a voluntary choice what one decides to pursue.
A righteous life sanctifies one in the presence of God.
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, ... ~ Romans 13:13
His call is clear to walk with an upright heart seeing Him soberly in joyful praise.
... you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, ... ~ Ephesians 4:17
Purpose in God brings us to the steps of His holiness.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, ... ~ Ephesians 5:2
To Walk in love
Love is not just the key, it is the lock
that opens the door to eternity.
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, ... ~ Ephesians 5:15
Diligent hearts obtain cautious wisdom
while fools sporadically think.
... created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10
To care and to hold love as the most precious is the purpose of life.
... that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work ... ~ Colossians 1:10
To Walk worthy of the Lord
To remain in God, one must pursue God.
... abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:1
Mature spiritual souls find joy in wanting
to please God in pursuit of His ways.
To Walk in the Spirit
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. ~ Galatians 5:16
To Walk by faith
For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:7
The flesh, left to itself, decays, while Spirit lifts a soul well past all the earth could ever offer.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25
As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, ... ~ Colossians 2:6-7
To remain in God is to never leave Him.
... that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:12
Godís call to His eternal Kingdom is reserved
for those that walk worthy pursuing His holy truths.
... testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. ~ 3rd John 1:3
To Walk in the truth
It is a call to walk in truth.
... "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go." ~ Matthew 8:19
"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me." ~ Matthew 10:38
... "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." ~ Matthew 16:24
And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. ~ 2nd Peter 2:2
Excuses for lacking to pursue His truth does not pardon one
from a lack of commitment, and it is each oneís responsibility
to sacrifice for Him and others. It is called thankful love and
to rather show contemptuous hate forces showers in the lie,
and this is what holds souls in bondage.
Walk with wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. ~ Colossians 4:5
To Walk in wisdom
Increasing in knowledge daily is His call
for us to become sure in Him.
If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. ~ 1st John 1:6
Hypocrites will find no reprieve without a honest heart
struggling to achieve a closer reach to His ways.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, ... ~ 1st John 1:7
In pursuit of Him, He shields us
as we grow with like minded Christians.
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: ~ Philippians 3:18
Many prefer anger and hate while they live
condemning any goodness that could be found in Him.
This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. ... ~ 2nd John 1:6
To Walk after His commandments
His example shows us the steps we need to take.
... an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21
Remember, in the grand scheme of His will,
ours is but a moment in the flesh revealing character,
to endure under God over being superior to Him.
"... Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame." ~ Revelation 16:15
Each will meet the shock of judgment.
Will you embrace His will to submit and obey?
... Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going." ~ John 12:35
~ It is a matter of life in the light.
There is no shelter in darkness.
● To Walk by faith ● To Walk in the Spirit ● To Walk humbly with God ● To Walk worthy of the Lord ● To Walk after His commandments ● To Walk prudently in His presence ● To Walk in newness of life ● To Walk in the truth ● To Walk in wisdom ● To Walk in love
Righteousness in life is had by those who
release from earthly bondage; trusting in the
musings of the higher ideals given of God.
He calls for us to walk in His ways.
... proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:3-5
Without actions reflecting the true knowledge of God humbly in Jesus,
argumentative spirits often skew from Him cloaked in self-seeking agendas.
⤷Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! ~ Isaiah 5:21
A snob has no room for merciful ears all puffed up acting tuff while often huffing.
"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, Do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day." ~ Isaiah 65:5
The pompous reserve their eternal fire in a smokeless realm.
He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, ... He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, ... ~ Proverbs 28:25-26
Trusting in self has deeper deceptions of insecuritiesí hardship.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. ~ Proverbs 26:12
Without a humble heart, wisdom is forever out of reach.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. ~ Proverbs 3:7
The deepest wisdom can only be had by the seeking ignorant.
The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can answer sensibly. ~ Proverbs 26:16
There is no sensibility in a lazy manís cockiness.
By pride comes nothing but strife, ... ~ Proverbs 13:10
Pride eventually leads to the poverty of loneliness.
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. ~ Proverbs 16:18
The demands of the haughty shall fall to the height of the bottom.
Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility. ~ Proverbs 18:12
Humility humbles a peaceable heart whereas arrogance destroys a fitful fighting one.
... who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: ~ Luke 18:9
Despising others can lead to the deception of being above accountability.
"Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, ... ~ Luke 20:46
Desire to be over others as entitled maintains a destructive heart.
... For each one shall bear his own load. ~ Galatians 6:3-5
Fools fail to examine truth of self.
And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 8:2-3
To know is to know one knows not.
Only a humble contrite heart can truly love God.
"I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, ..." ~ Luke 18:14
Full of self fails to empty out before God.
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. ~ Matthew 23:12
Superiority invites condemnation while the meek find honor.
A man's pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor. ~ Proverbs 29:23
To be more is to be less.
... being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. ~ 1st Timothy 3:6
Pride is the root that rots a soul
away from God inheriting the devils residence.
... Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. ~ Romans 12:16
Truth associates in unity with the humble
where superiority alienates the wise.
... they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. ~ 2nd Corinthians 10:12
Those entangled in jealous and envious competitions
ruin themselves in disgust.
... the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - is not of the Father but of the world. ~ 1st John 2:16
Consumed in self blinds one from all higher truths.
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:5
To realize we are but parts of God in the gift of His love awakens truth.
... "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. ~ James 4:6-7
Grace is a gift given to the humble who submit to God
while resisting the devilís stubborn ways.
"But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear." ~ Zechariah 7:11
It all comes down to spiritual insights over prideís obliviousness.
Are we custodians of what befalls us or do we haughtily claim ownership?
Arrogance Has No Part in Godliness
✓ Do not talk proudly or speak arrogantly
✓ Do not boast arrogantly which is evil
✓ Be rich toward the ways of God and hate evil
✓ Turn away and withdraw from the ungodly
✓ Do not have a holier than thou attitude
✓ Trust in the Lord walking wisely as well-advised
✓ Do not be wise in your own eyes or opinion
✓ Do not despise others with a haughty heart
✓ Do not commend oneself among comparisons
✓ Pride gets the same condemnation the devil has
✓ Examine your own works humbly
✓ Associate with the humble
✓ Our sufficiency is from God
✓ Submit to God
Command your spirit over your pride.
Below explosive darkness stills listless motion unable to orient. ●
I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me. ~ Proverbs 8:17
Love is best served on a two way street
where the intersection meets in agreement.
This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. ... ~ 2nd John 1:6
True love is humbled by God in desire to be in service to Him.
"If you love Me, keep My commandments." ~ John 14:15
For the love of God one yearns to be close, pleasing Him.
... My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. ... ~ John 14:21
The fulfillment of a heart can only find solace in obeying the Lordís will.
But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him. ~ 1st Corinthians 8:3
God sees all hearts especially those that submit to Him in love.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8
Godís love is exposed in His sacrifice to redeem us in His purity.
... let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. ~ 1st John 3:18
God looks for genuine hearts in the actions of love.
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. ... ~ 1st John 2:5
The light of a heart brightens when commitment in Him is sure.
... Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. ~ 1st John 3:10
A true heart shines shamelessly in pursuit of His example of love.
... The LORD loves the righteous. ~ Psalm 146:8
For those that obey the Lord inherit the flow of His love.
The desire of the righteous is only good, ... ~ Proverbs 11:23
The closer to God brings the goodness of a soul to rise.
A righteous man regards the life of his animal, ... ~ Proverbs 12:10
Righteousness is a cherishing of life for the life that is.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, ... ~ Romans 10:10
Through oneís deepest of thoughts
comes what is spoken from the heart.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; ... ~ 1st John 4:7-8
To know love is the reason of life and living for
a higher cause beyond self opens a heart.
... In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. ~ 1st John 4:9-10
To live through the love of God is the greatest a soul can achieve.
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, ... ~ Colossians 1:13
His love lifts us to eternity where He lives.
... If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. ~ 1st John 4:11-12
Love reflects the true nature of God and to love is to be free of hate.
... Love the brotherhood. ... ~ 1st Peter 2:17
To love one another uncontemptuously is the challenge of the ages.
... God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. ... ~ 1st John 4:16-17
Belief in Godís love for us deliverers a sure heart to know eternity waits.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. ... ~ 1st John 4:18-19
Peaceful love can take pause in times of great sacrifice and
suffering before it settles in His overwhelming healing light.
He trusts that we may find Him and become whole in that He is.
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. ~ Colossians 3:14
Perfection can only be had by love brilliantly purging the darkness.
... he who loves God must love his brother also. ~ 1st John 4:20-21
Love is transparent and holds no animosity.
"... you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." ~ John 13:34-35
To be of God, love must be the scepter of oneís heart.
... purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5
Love is the only way to obtain genuine life.
... you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:9
God is clear that we must love if we are to be.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. ... ~ Romans 12:9-10
God wills that decent love would amplify over those
that would cheat it and prowl upon the weak.
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." ~ 1st Peter 4:8
Love has the healing force of forgiveness.
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. ~ Proverbs 10:12
Love removes hardship enveloped in His love.
There is no greater hardship than facing darkness.
... Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. ~ 1st Corinthians 8:1
To care simply commands joy.
No matter of any appearance, love always finds comfort.
Above all knowledge, love opens the mind to see.
... but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. ~ 1st Corinthians 13:1
Love holds a silence of heart excluding the noise of life.
... but have not love, I am nothing. ~ 1st Corinthians 13:2
All that one could aspire to be or to attain
is short of what one breath of love delivers.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; ~ 1st Corinthians 13:4
Humbled love maintains through the hardships of pain.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. ~ 1st Corinthians 13:13
Love connects a heart to the eternal.
Let all that you do be done with love. ~ 1st Corinthians 16:14
The more one loves, the greater the strength of spirit reveals the soul.
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, ... ~ Hebrews 10:24-25
Desperate times call for the faithful to hold together
for the greater purpose of love.
... comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17
In word and works love is established.
... that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ~ Ephesians 3:16-19
His light bathes us in the touch of His glory surpassing all knowledge.
Only love enables us to know the extent of the purpose of God
for His creation in our return to Him.
... speaking the truth in love, ... ~ Ephesians 4:13-15
No higher ideal is there than to speak the truth in love.
... that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, ... ~ Philippians 1:9
Love is a mountain whose summit touches the top of the sky.
... keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. ~ Jude 1:20-21
Prayers for mercy is what carries us into eternity.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7
Only those who love with mature control of heart
can reap the patience of a sound mind.
... having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. ~ Philippians 2:2
Love unites in the single truth of God.
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." ~ John 15:13
To love others with sacrifice defines a character of mercy and grace.
"But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? ..." ~ Luke 6:32
Love is deeper than just a matter of local convenience,
but it extends past the immediate.
"But love your enemies, do good, ... For He is kind to the unthankful and evil." ~ Luke 6:35
Truly enlightened are those that love His creation
in sympathy for those that would despise it.
... always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:15
In the pursuit of goodness, love is realized.
"... with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain." ~ Ezekiel 33:31
Distant hearts lack the sincerity of love.
These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. ... ~ Jude 1:12
Deception invades truth leaving only an empty hole.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. ... ~ 1st John 2:15
Desires exclusively embedded in worldliness
lack the higher ideals of godliness.
"He who loves his life will lose it, ..." ~ John 12:25
To find God is to release selfish desires.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, ... ~ Galatians 5:22-23
Godliness has clear attributes as defined by fruits of the Spirit.
... call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:22
As life matures in thoughtfulness, it brings reflection to light.
... be an example to the believers in the word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. ~ 1st Timothy 4:12 ⭦ ↑ ⭧
Good examples enhance the whole.
... love one another fervently with a pure heart, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:22-23
The incorruptible love of Jesus endures forever.
... love is the fulfillment of the law. ~ Romans 13:10
Love is the fulfilment of what God wills for us.
Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:5
Pray God that His love opens our hearts to see.
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The be washed in the sacrifice of His blood
is to be bathed in His love.
There is no love in darkness.
He calls to come into His Light.
Love commands over all.
All life is drawn to the light where love is given.