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1 Corinthian Verses

23/02/2018 11:04

Apostle Paul writing to the believers in the Corinthian Church...

(Read these Scripture Verses as if you are the Corinthian believer and Paul, who has met Christ, is speaking Truth to you.)

But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthian 2 15:16

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And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon.

But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

11 For other foundation can no man lay, than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if any man build upon this Foundation (Jesus Christ), gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day (of Judgement) shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15 If any (believing) man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

15 But He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet He Himself is judged of no man.

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we (born again believers) have the mind of Christ.

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Conviction

22/02/2018 21:01

Friend when reading God's Word we may have a quickening of our spirit, that makes us feel uneasy about a passage or a parable or proverb, psalm and so forth.

This is generally what a believer calls, "being convicted."

It is the Holy Spirit shining a Light on the Words, so that your mind and heart can clearly see what God is saying.

It cuts deep into the heart, yet it doesn't hurt.

Instead it is like a Light being switched on, and the mind is able to help the heart to see Truth.

We're all fallen beings. We have all sinned. God says so, and He is not a liar ever!

So as believers we do not see others as being sinless.

We agree with God, "All have fallen short of the Goodness of God."

Most unbelievers think that they are without sin. They live a good and productive for society, life. They do not hurt others. They do not steal. They help others. Some even give God a modicum of respect and awe.

But God looks on the heart and mind, not the outward appearance. He sees all that swirls around inside our heads, the anger, the rage, the hatred, the lies we tell ourselves, how we avoid The Holy Spirit.

Believers see believers as saved by the Grace of God and the Blood of The Son, but still capable of sinning, still falling backwards.

Every born again believer, is walking with God and being convicted continually of their sin, by the Spirit Who asks them to obey God's Word. With prayer, with a willing heart and mind, we overcme deep rooted sins and even are able to help others in their walk with God, because of our own experiences.

We know not to bcome defeated, that God is for us, and is making a Way for us, because He has proven to us He will.

And everyone else has the same right that we had, to accept The Father's Gracious Gift and believe that His Son paid the price for our sins.

His Word will convict us of our sin, of our unbelief, of our reckless living.

We may find that we have sin upon sin, layers and layers of sinful thinking and deeds to throw on the funeral pyre of our life, as we read The Holy Bible, but do not let this be a deterrent.

God will help you.

It is His committment to you, to help you know Him and walk in His Will.

Everyone's journey to belief and Redemption is different. It is personal between you and the Lord God, Jesus The Christ of God The Father.

Submit your human will to God's Will because He cares for you and He has all the Power for Eternity.

There is none like Him.

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Excuses, Decisions & Emotions

19/02/2018 21:50

Friend, the believer must walk in the Will of God.

He must be obedient to God's Law.

To some this sounds harsh, - a harsh taskmaster.

But in reality, once we have gained Knowledge through reading His Word, and entering into prayer in His Presence, we come to see how Beautiful, Generous, Loving, Forgiving and Truthful, God is.

We also see how foolish, stupid and reckless we were.

To God the hate we felt for Him is foolishness.

The sin we engaged in was stupid.

And our walking on the wrong path was reckless.

He understands.

We have Free Will to do as we please; He gave it to us, but He hopes and asks us to hand it back to Him, and He asks us to walk in His Will, where we gain so much more both in this life and the Life to come. 

He also knows every time and way that evil enticed us. 

He knows the reasoning we used to embark on the sinful path, yet is willing to Forgive us when we recognize that His Son paid the Price for our sins.

He took on His Body and Spirit, the Punishment required by Law.

The Bible tells us of the anguish of the Son and Father, but they went ahead anyway to save us from ourselves and satan.

Why? They could create more people or spirits; why do they Save us?

It's because They Love us and when we were created; from the beginning, God has Loved us. 

He sees the injustices done to us as children right through till the day we die.

But He wants us to focus on Him, Jesus and The Spirit, to see us through the trials which must come because we set in motion those trials by being sinful.

God asks us to know Him and stop making excuses.

He will move mountains for us, in our walk with Him, if we will let Him be the One Who guides and directs our thoughts, our will.

We will make better decisions if we allow Him to work out His Good in us.

And friend, our emotions are our worst enemy.

They take us into territory we should stay away from, in most cases.

If we walk in His Will, we will have a spirit filled life.

One that is full and purposeful, while knowing we are not alone, and when we die, we will have a home and be free from regrets, and sorrow and pain.

God is concerned with our will, because it is ruled by emotions, and with emotion we can be led by satan and make foolsh decisions. 

God wants us to be intelligent beings, who have loving warm hearts for all mankind, and all his creation. He wants us to know His Word, to hide it in our hearts and mind, so He can use those Words to guide us in His Will.

When a believer hears "My Grace is sufficient for you" when faced with a tough trial, we can be sure it is God "speaking" to us because this is not something satan would say.

2 Corinthians 12:9 My Grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made Perfect in weakness. 

Apostle Paul continues to write ...Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the Power of Christ may rest upon me.

Paul shows how to surrender to God's Will.

Just glory in the Greatness of Christ Jesus, knowing He can and will do all things necessary to bring about a Good outcome for you in the weakness you have, or trial you face. Be thankful for the infirmity as it will bring you close to Christ and you will see Him at work in your problem.

Words may fail you, when you look back and realize what God has accomplished for you!

The more Bible verses you hide in your heart and mind, the more Father, Son and Spirit are able to communicate with you.

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Satan's Strategies

18/02/2018 20:56

Friend, many today, not believing in Jesus, are not aware of how the satanic and demonic world operates in our world.

Satan creates weaknesses in us and pokes at them continually so they fester and infect us wholly, mind, body and soul. He especially targets the mind. From there he can manoeuver us by using our eyes, ears, smell, taste and touch.

He has power friend, but God has Power.

He has many fallen angels who run to do his will, who enjoy taunting, and causing us harm.

Unlike God in Three Persons, Who are everywhere at once, satan needs his demonic army to be everywhere, and has a plan to ensnare all humans, so that when they die he can also use them as demons against their own kind.

Not only here on this earth while alive does he use us, but afterwards in the spirit world, he will cause us much angst as well, having gained our souls through our free will choice to engage with him while in the flesh.

There will be no rest.

We need to think about that; a hell life here as an unbeliever with no hope, and after death, entering into the demonic world - not as a big shot, or a desired entity, but as a lackey for the fallen angels who follow him.

God tells us plainly in His Word that to deny His Son, and choose to not be a believer in Him, and what He did for us on the Cross, is to have no hope of any kind after we leave this body.

Now is the time.

We do not know the hour of our death.

Right now, we are able to speak to the Father and tell Him we believe. 

This is a Great and Beautiful Gift to be able to just accept The Father's Gift, right now ,and receive Redemption; be set free from the bondage of satan, be cleansed by the Son's shed blood for us and live for God in this world and the world to come.

Many people think that if they don't know what God's Will/Law is, then they are just ignorant of it, and will be pardoned by God.

Then why do we not all live in ignorance?

Because His Word tells us that ignorance of the Law/Will of God does not equal innocence.

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the Will of God is, that which is Good and Acceptable and Perfect.

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