God Is the Only One Who Truly Loves Me
by Alicia L. Perry
This inspiring instructional devotion will help grow us into Christianity
applied in our own time. The first step to be Christ-like is we need to
learn how to be obedient, know what God wants from us and grow into what
He wants us to be.
A couple of words to help with this inspiring
instructional devotion and mostly all Bible Studies: But these are
important in the journey towards true freedom!
Bless and ask God in prayer before reading:
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the
hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the churches and on the
corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to
you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room and
when you have shut you door, pray to your Father who is in the secret
place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when
you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think
that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like
them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask
Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:
“Our Father which art in heaven hallowed be
Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is
in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespass,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, and the
power and the glory forever. Amen. Please open my eyes so that I may
behold wondrous things out of Your works, in Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.”
1. Read it through.
2. Meditate upon these things; give yourself
entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. I Timothy 4:15
3. Pray on it.
4. Write it down or find the passage and mark
it in your Bible.
5. Apply it in everyday life in all
6. Tell others and spread the Word, by telling others, you are able to
save your soul and others souls that hear you.
** Keep in mind, that the main goal is: To be
without spot, wrinkle or any such thing and that we be holy, having
eternal life, therefore, living and growing in Spirit, that is acceptable
for God’s kingdom. **
“Today, if you will hear His voice, do
not harden your hearts.” For the word of God is living and powerful, and
sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul
and Spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.
I, by the Spirit of God that is in me,
guarantee that changes will come upon our lives in every aspect, as those
same changes happened for every Christian, who is living in the Spirit.
It is God Himself, in His mercy, Who has
given me this wonderful work of telling His Gospel to others and so I
never give up. I do not try to trick people into believing, I am not
interested in fooling anyone. I never try to get anyone to believe that
the Bible teaches what it does not. All such shameful methods I do
without. I stand in the presence of God as I speak and so I tell the
truth, as all who knows me will agree. If the Gospel I preach hidden to
anyone, it is hiding from the one who is on the road to eternal death.
Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made many blind, unable to
see the glorious light of the Gospel that is shinning upon us or to
understand the amazing message I preach about the glory of Christ, Who is
Jesus Christ as Lord. All I say of myself is that I am a slave because of
what Jesus has done for us. For God, Who said, “Let there be light in the
darkness,” and has made us understand that it is the brightness of His
glory seen in Jesus Christ. But this precious treasure, this light and
power that now shines within us, is held in a perishable container, that
is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within
must be from God and is not our own. We are push on every side by
troubles, but not crush and broke. We are perplexed because we do not know
why things happen as they do, but we do not give up and quit. Satan hunts
us down, but God never abandons us. We fall down, but we get up again and
keep going. Our bodies constantly face death just as Jesus did. So, it is
clear to all that it is only the living Jesus Christ within us, Who keeps
Major sections to becoming Holy,
Righteous and Christ-like.
Always know that whatever is asked of
God in His son’s name that it will be granted but first people must
understand that we need to choose, desire, have faith, be obedient and
love. Prayers are unanswered for the unrighteous.
Holy- having a divine quality
Righteous- acting in an upright, moral way;
virtuous; absolutely genuine or wonderful Righteousness-the quality or
state of being just or rightful
Christ-like- to become like Jesus Christ
(God’s son, without sin)
CHOOSE the LORD, as He, also chooses whom He
wants…John 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I choose you and appointed
you that you go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that
whatever you ask the Father in my name He may give you.” Nevertheless,
choices made in life as we live in the flesh, these choices we should make
while living in the Spirit to guide us to have eternal life.
DESIRE the LORD and all the goodness that He
has to offer. Psalm 145:19-20 “You satisfy the desires of all Your
worshipers, and You come to save them when they ask for help. You take
care of everyone who loves You, but You destroy the wicked.”
FAITHFULNESS to LORD in Word and Spirit and He
will be faithful to us in His promises. Lamentations 3: 20-23 My soul
still remembers and sinks within me. This I recall to my mind, therefore I
have hope. Through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, because
His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your
OBEDIENCE to the LORD is hard, but God sees a
heart is true and pure for Him, obedience will come with prayer,
commitment and longsuffering. Only God can change your heart, soul, mind
and flesh. We cannot do it ourselves no matter how much we try. Some
saints struggle with greed and their tongues speaking deceit.
LOVE is the greatest commandment, loving God,
others as you love yourself will fulfill the law. Matthew 22: 37-40 Jesus
said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with
all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great
commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your
neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the
The LORD’s words have power. All Scripture
is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the
man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. II
Timothy 3: 16-17
yield to surrender
Submit ourselves to every ordinance for
the LORD’s sake, whether to the kings, presidents or to governors, as to
those who are sent by Him for the punishment of evil ones and for the
praise of those who do good. This is the will of God, that by doing good
we may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men and women. As free, we
are slaves for Jesus Christ and children of God. So, we must honor all
people, the kings, presidents and governors and love the fellowship with
all fear of God.
Submit to God. Resist the devil and he
will flee from us. Draw near to God and He will draw near to us. By
cleansing our minds and purify our hands and hearts, do not be like the
And remember those who rule over us, who
have spoken the word of God to us, whose faith follow, considering the
outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and
sinful, wicked, unjust
Jesus answered them and said, “My
doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will,
he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or
whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself
seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is
true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.”
Saints do not steal, deal falsely or lie
to one another. We do not swear by God’s name falsely, profaning the name
of God. Do not cheat our neighbors or rob them. Also, we do not curse the
deaf or let the blind stumble but we must fear God. Do not do injustice in
judgment. Or be partial to the poor or honor persons of might. In
righteousness, judge our neighbor. We do not gossip or take a stand
against the life of our neighbor. We do not hate in our hearts. Rebuke our
neighbors and do not sin because of them. We do not take vengeances or
hold any grudges, because vengeances are the LORDS, but we love our
neighbors as ourselves. Keep the LORD’s statutes, we will have the
promises made to our ancestors and become as one of His children.
Be imitators of God as His children. And
walk in love, as Jesus Christ have love us and given Himself for us, as an
offering and a sacrifice to God for our sins. But fornication, all
uncleanness and covetousness, let it not even be named among us, as it is
not fitting for saints. Also, filthiness, foolish talking, course jesting,
which are not fitting for saints, but rather giving of thanks to God for
By this we know, that no fornicator,
unclean person and covetous person, who is an idolater, has any
inheritance in the kingdom of God. Let no one deceive us with empty words,
because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons and daughters
of disobedience. So do not be partakers with them.
Once we were darkness, but now we are
light in the LORD. Walk as children of light. The fruit of the Spirit is
in all goodness, righteousness and truth. Finding out what is
acceptable to the LORD. Having no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but expose them. It is shameful even to speak of the things done
by them in secret.
All things that are exposed made manifest by
the light and whatever makes manifest is light. God said, “Awake, you who
sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
Now, dear saints, concerning the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together with Him, we ask not
to be soon shaken in mind or trouble, either by Spirit of the word or
letter, start living as though the day of Jesus Christ has come.
Let no one deceive us by any means,
because that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first and the
lawless one is reveal. The son of perdition, who opposes and exalts
himself above all, is called God, so that he sits as God in the temple of
God, showing himself that he is God. We know what is restraining, that he
reveals in his own time. Remember all the things told to us.
The mystery of lawlessness is already at
work and only God Who now restrains will do so until he is out of the way.
Then the lawless one reveals whom the LORD will consume with the breath of
His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His Son’s coming. The lawless
one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, lying
wonders and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because
they did not receive the love and truth, which will save them.
This is the reason, God will send them
strong delusion that they should believe the lie and they all condemn who
did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. We are
bound to give thanks to God always. Because God from the beginning chose
us for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the
truth, to which He called us by the Gospel, for obtaining the glory of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Saints, stand fast and hold the
traditions which we were taught, whether by words of pastors or by the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. Letting our Lord Jesus Christ and God, our
Heavenly Father give us everlasting consolation, good hope by grace and
love. Comforting our hearts and establishing us in every good word and
work. God does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous. They are on
thrones with kings, in which He has seated them forever and they are
A righteous person, that dwells among
the unrighteous will tormented their righteous souls from day to day by
seeing and hearing their lawless deeds. The LORD knows how to deliver the
godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for
the Day of Judgment. Especially those walking according to the flesh in
the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are
presumptuous, self-willed and not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries. As
if untamed beasts made to be catch and destroyed, they speak evil of the
things they do not understand and will utterly perish in their own
corruption and will receive the wages of unrighteousness.
They are spots and blemishes,
carousing in their own deceptions while they are living among us, having
eyes full of adultery. They cannot cease from sinning, enticing unstable
souls. They have hearts trained in covetous practices and
are accursed children.
As the righteous, if we say that we have
no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our
sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a
liar and His word is not in us.
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Once we were bitter and brokenhearted.
We were stupid and ignorant and we treated the LORD as if nothing and no
one was there watching over us. But in our hearts, we really never left
Him and He still held our right hand. His advice has been our guide and
later He will welcome us in glory. In heaven, we have only Him and Jesus
Christ to look up to and on this earth, they are all we need. Our bodies
and minds will fail, but God is our strength and choice forever. The LORD
is powerful, all who stay far from Him will be lost and He will destroy
those who are unfaithful. It is good for us to be near Him. We choose Him
as our protector and we will tell about His wonderful deeds.
All that are righteous knows God's law
and it is not impossible to obey them. His commands are not in heaven, so
we cannot excuse ourselves by saying, “How can we obey the LORD’s
commands? They are in heaven and no one can go up to get them, then bring
them down and explain them to us.” And we can't say, “How can we obey the
LORD’s commands? They are across the sea and someone must go across and
bring them back and explain them to us.” There are no excuses because His
commands are nearby and we know them by heart. All we have to do is obey!
Today God is giving us a choice. We can choose life and success or death
and disaster. God commands us to be loyal to Him, to live the way He has
told us, and to obey His laws and teachings.
Think, soon we are about to cross the
Jordan River and take the land that He is giving us. If we obey Him, we
will live and become successful and powerful. On the other hand, some
might choose to disobey the LORD and reject Him. God is warning us that if
we bow down and worship other gods, we will not have long to live. God
calls the sky and earth to be witnesses that He offering us this choice.
Will we choose God to make us prosperous and give us a long life? Or will
choose to disobey Him and He will put us under a curse and kill
us? Saints, choose life!
Be completely faithful to the LORD our
God, love Him and do whatever He tells us. The LORD is the only one who
can give life and He will let us live a long time, one day in the land
that He promised to our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Worship, obey
and always be faithful to the LORD. Get rid of the idols that the unjust
and our ancestors worshiped. If some do not want to worship the LORD, then
they must choose right now! Will we worship the same idols as in the
matter as before? Or will we as God’s children worship the LORD? Saints
will worship and obey the LORD!
Some leaders of His people are like
shepherds that scared and scatter all of the sheep. They were supposed to
take care of His people, but instead they chased them away. In the end, He
will take care of them and they will pay for their crimes. He will bring
the rest of His people home from the lands where they have scattered them
and they will grow into a mighty nation. He promises to choose leaders who
will care for them like real shepherds. All of His people will be there
and they will not be frightened or hurt again.
Some of these unfaithful prophets claim
that the LORD have gave them dreams, visions and then they tell lies in
His name. Everything they say comes from their own twisted minds. They
tell each other and His people their dreams and try to get His people to
reject Him, just as their ancestors left from Him and worshiped other
gods. Their dreams and His truth are as different as night and day. When
prophets speak for Him, they must say only what He has told them. His
words are a powerful fire. These unfaithful prophets claim God give them
their dreams, but it is not true. He did not choose them to be His
prophets and they prophesize, speaking in His name, while stealing words
from each other. When His people hear these liars, they are steer astray
instead of helped. He warns us that He is now the enemy of these false
The unjust people hate judges and honest
witnesses. They abuse the poor and take money from them. They have built
expensive homes, but they will not enjoy them. The LORD knows their
terrible sins. Mistreat honest people, cheat and take bribes. They rob the
poor of justice. Times are so evil that anyone with good sense will have
to become quiet. If they really want to live, they must stop doing wrong
and start doing right. The LORD God All-Powerful will then be on their
side, just as He is on the side of the just. Choose good instead of evil
and see that justice is done. The LORD may be kind to what is left of the
unjust. His chosen did not choose Him but He chose and sent us out to
produce fruit, the kind of fruit that will last. Then our Father will give
us whatever we ask for in Jesus Christ’s name. Therefore, He commands us
to love each other.
If the people of this world hate God’s
children, just remember that they hated Jesus Christ first. If we belonged
to the world, the unjust and unrighteous would love us. But we do not
belong to the world. He has chosen us to leave the world behind, that is
why unjust and unrighteous hates us. Remember, slaves are not greater than
their masters are and if the unjust and unrighteous of then and now
mistreated Jesus Christ, they will mistreat us. The unjust will do to us
exactly what they did to Jesus Christ. They will do it because we belong
to Him and they do not know God who sent Him. If Jesus Christ was not
sacrifice for all sins, none of us would not be guilty of sins. Now, no
one has an excuse for his or her sins.
Peter said, "Turn back to God! Be
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven.
Then you will be given the Holy Spirit. This promise is for you and your
children. It is for everyone, our Lord God will choose, no matter where
The suffering now cannot compare with
the glory shown to us. All of creation is eagerly waiting for God to show
who His children are. Until that time, creation will continue to be
confused, but not because it wants to be confused. God made it this way in
the hopes that creation would be set free from corruption and share in the
glorious freedom of His children. All of creation is still crying out in
pain, like a woman giving birth.
The Spirit makes us sure about what we
will be in the future. For now, we cry out silently and wait for God to
show that we are His children. This means that our bodies will be set
free. This is hope that saves us. If we already have what we hope for,
there is no need to keep on hoping. But we hope for something we have not
seen and we patiently wait for it. In a certain way, we are weak, but the
Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we do not know what to pray
for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot put into words. God knows
all of our thoughts. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit,
as the Spirit prays for God's people. We know that God is always at work
for the good of everyone who loves Him. They are the ones God has chosen
for His purpose and He has always known who His chosen ones would be. He
had decided to let them become like His own sons and daughters, so His Son
would be the first of many children. Then God accepts the people He had
already decided to choose and He has shared His glory with them.
Praise God our Heavenly Father for our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Spiritual blessings that He has
brought us from heaven. Before the world was created, God had Jesus Christ
in mind and choose us to live with Him and to be His holy, innocent and
loving people. God was kind and decided that His Son would choose us to be
God's adopted children. We should praise God because of the sacrifice of
His Son’s living blood to set us free, which means that our sins forgiven.
God has great power, wisdom and understanding and by what Jesus Christ has
done, God has shown His mysterious ways. Then when the time is right, God
will do all that He has planned and His Son will bring together everything
in heaven and on earth.
God always does what He plans and that
is why He appointed Jesus Christ to choose us. He did this so the Jews
would bring honor to Him and be the first ones to have hope because of
Him. Also, Jesus Christ brought us the truth, which is the Holy Bible and
it gives us instructions on how we can be saved. But when we put our faith
in Him and believe the promised that He gave us, the Holy Spirit shows us
that we belong to God. In addition, the Spirit makes sure that we get what
God has in stored for His people. He has set us free. Let us give Him
honor and praise.
Let everyone hear about our faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ and our love for God and His people. Never stop being
grateful, as we pray, asking the Heavenly Father of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ to give us His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will make us wise
and let us understand and know God. We pray that God will flood our hearts
and we will understand the hope when God chose us. Then we will discover
the glorious blessings that will be ours together with all of God's
people. When God decided to choose us as His people and His Spirit has
made us holy. We have obeyed Him and Jesus Christ sprinkled us with His
blood. Next, we should pray that God will be kind to others saints and
will keep on giving them and us peace.
We should be on our guard and stay
awake. Our enemy, the devil, is like a lion, sneaking around to find
someone to attack. But saints must resist the devil and stay strong in
faith. We know that all over the world the LORD's followers are suffering
and attack. But God shows undeserved kindness to everyone. That is why He
appointed Jesus Christ to choose us to share in His glory for eternity.
Saints will suffer for a while, but God will make us complete, steady,
strong and firm. And He and Jesus Christ will be in control forever.
The LORD our God and Jesus Christ have
promised us the land that is rich with milk and honey. And have chosen us
to be different from other people. That is why we must make a difference
between the unrighteous and righteous, the unjust and the just that He
have said are clean and unclean. This will keep us from becoming disgrace
to Him. The LORD has chosen us to be His people, so we must be holy too.
If we refuse to respect Him, we are dead, just as deserve. Like the
unrighteous, who love foolish things and run after what is worthless. The
LORD has chosen everyone who is faithful to be His very own and answer our
prayers. But some better pray hard and turn from their sins and search
their hearts as they lie in bed at night.
The LORD should be all we want. He
should be our choice to keep us safe. He makes our lives pleasant and our
futures bright. We should praise the LORD, for being our guide. Even in
the darkest night, His teachings fill our minds. We will always look to
Him, as He stands beside and protect us from fear. With all our hearts, we
will celebrate and safely rest. We are His chosen ones. He will not leave
us in the grave or let our bodies decay. He shown us the path to life and
makes us glad by being near us. And we will always be joyful, His chosen
children and special ones. If someone should say, "Here is the Messiah!"
or "There He is!" do not believe it, false messiahs and prophets will come
working miracles and signs. They will even try to fool God's chosen ones.
Be on our guard! That is why He is telling us these things now.
We are sure that many false prophets and
fake leaders did not know what they were doing, today. But God had His
prophets tell that His Messiah would suffer and now He has kept that
promise. So turn to God, give up our sins and He will forgive us! Then the
time will come when the LORD gives us fresh strength. And He will send us
Jesus Christ, His chosen Messiah. But Jesus must stay in heaven until God
makes all things new, just as His holy prophets promised long ago.
The Lord our God will choose one of our
own people to be a prophet, just as He chose Moses and Elijah. Listen to
everything they tell us. Whoever disobeys the prophet will not be one of
God's people. Samuel and all the other prophets who came later also spoke
about what was happening then. Now we are the ones, God wants to be His
prophets to speak to the people in these trouble times. Letting us know we
given the same promises that God made to our ancestors. He said to
Abraham, "All nations on earth will be blessed because of someone from
your family." God sent His chosen Son to us, because God wanted to bless
us and make each one of us turn away from our sins. God told us to
announce clearly to everyone that Jesus Christ is the chosen One and He
will judge the living and the dead. Every one of the prophets has said
that all who have faith in Jesus Christ will have their sins forgiven in
Moses and Elijah were about to leave,
when Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here! Let us
make three shelters, one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
While Peter was still speaking, a shadow from a cloud passed over them,
and they were frightened as the cloud covered them. From the cloud a voice
spoke, "This is My chosen Son. Listen to what He says!" After the voice
had spoken, Peter, John, and James saw only Jesus, and for some time they
kept quiet and did not say anything about what they had seen.
Dear Saints, the message about the cross
does not make sense to lost people. But to us who are being saved, it is
God's power at work. As God says in the Scriptures, "I will destroy the
wisdom of all who claim to be wise. I will confuse those who think they
know so much." What happened to those wise people and those experts in the
Scriptures? What happened to the ones who think they have all the answers,
did God show them that wisdom of this world is foolish?
God was wise and decided not to let the
people of this world use their wisdom to learn about Him. Instead, God
chose to save only those who believe the message that we preach. The Jews
asked for miracles and Gentiles wanted something that sounded wise. But we
preach that Jesus Christ was nailed to a cross or hung from a tree. Most
Jews have problems with this and most Gentiles think it is foolish. This
message is God's power and wisdom for the Jews and Gentiles that He has
chosen. God is not a fool and He is wiser than anyone is. When God is
weak, He is stronger than anyone is.
Hold on and remember what we were when
God chose us. The people of this world did not think that many of us were
wise. Only a few of us in places of power and not many of us come from
important families. But God chose the foolish things of this world to put
the wise to shame. He chose the weak things of this world to put the
powerful to shame.
What the world thinks is worthless and
useless is nothing compared to what God has used to destroy what the world
considers important. God did all this to keep anyone from bragging to
others about what is not of Him. We are God's children. He sent Jesus
Christ to save us and to make us wise, acceptable and holy. So if we want
to brag, do what the Scriptures say and brag about the LORD.
We are shocked that some saints have
turned from God, Who chose us because of His wonderful kindness. Many have
believed another message, when there is really only one true message. But
some are causing many of us trouble and want to make us turn away from the
truth about Jesus Christ. We pray that God will punish anyone who preaches
anything different from His message that He sent to us! It does not matter
if it is an angel from Heaven or God’s chosen people. We hope God will
punish anyone who preaches anything different from what we have already
believed. We are not trying to please people. We want to please God. If we
were trying to please people, we would not be servants of Jesus Christ.
We are chose to be free. So do not use
your freedom as an excuse to do anything we want. Use it as an opportunity
to serve each other with love. God’s laws are sum up in one commandment to
love others as much as we love ourselves. But if we keep attacking each
other, we better watch out or we will destroy ourselves.
dishonest, untrue, lying
We get our knowledge from the heavens
above and we will ascribe righteousness to our Maker. Truly, these words
are not false and God Who is perfect in knowledge is with us.
And the LORD said, “The prophets
prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken
to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless
thing, and the deceit of their heart.”
Prophets, who dream, let them tell their
dreams. And the righteous who has God’s word, let them speak His word
faithfully. His word is like the hottest flame of the fire. And like a
cutter that can cut iron into pieces.
Therefore, God is against the false
prophets who steal His words and use their tongues and say, “He says.” He
is against those who prophesize false dreams, telling and causing His
people to go astray by their lies and their recklessness. He did not send
or command them and they will not profit His people at all.
When these false prophets, pastors or
priests come to us asking, “What is the oracle of the LORD?” We say to
them, “what oracle?” instead of telling them what God have put in our
hearts, God will forsake us. And when false prophets, pastors or priests
say, “The oracle of the LORD.” Our LORD will punish them all.
So, every one of us should say to each
other, “Have the LORD answered?” or “What have the LORD spoken?” And the
oracle of the LORD we should not mention no more. Because every false
prophet, pastors and priest’s words will be their oracles, they will have
perverted the words of the LORD our God.
The things we should do: Tell each other
the truth. Give judgment in our own gates for truth, justice and peace. Do
not think evil against our neighbor. Do not love a false oath. Any
opposites of these things the LORD hates.
And dear saints, we need to enter by the
narrow gate. Because the wide gate is broad, the way that leads to
destruction and there are many who go in it. The narrow gate is difficult
and the way that leads to life, there are few who find it. Beware of false
prophets, who come to us in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are
wolves. We will know them by their fruits.
Therefore, there will be great
tribulation, which has not been since the beginning of the world. If
anyone says to you, “Look, there is Jesus Christ!” or “Look there, He is
there!” do not believe it. Because false christs, prophets, pastors and
priest will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible,
even some saints. The LORD has told us beforehand. Therefore, if they say
to you, “Look, He is there!” do not go out. Or “Look, He is in the
church!” Do not believe it. As the lightning comes from the east and
flashes to the west, so will the coming of Jesus Christ.
Also, there are false apostles,
deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Jesus Christ.
Once, Satan transformed himself into an angel of light. Therefore, it
is no great thing if his ministers transform themselves into ministers
of righteousness, their end will be according to their works. But there
are false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers
among us, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies and denying the
LORD who brought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction. Many
people and saints will follow their destructive ways, because the truth
will be blasphemous. By covetousness, they will exploit us with deceptive
words. Their judgment has not been idle and their destruction does not
slumber. If God did not spare the angles who sinned, but cast them down to
hell and put them in chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment.
Believe Him. Their day of destruction will come, also.
Let no one cheat us of our reward,
taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into
those things not seen, vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind. And not
holding fast to Jesus Christ, the Head from whom all the body, nourished
and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that
is from God. If we died with Jesus Christ from the basic principles of
the world, why, as though living in world, do we subject ourselves to
regulation? Which all concern things perish with the using, according to
the commandments and doctrines of sinners? These things indeed have an
appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility and neglect
of the body, therefore, no value against the indulgences of the flesh.
to hope, long for
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If
anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and
follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever
loses his life for Me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he
gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in
exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in His Father's
glory with His angels, and then He will reward each person according to
what he has done. I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will
not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
Once, while the Israelites were
traveling through the desert, a man was caught gathering firewood on the
Sabbath. He was taken to Moses, Aaron and the rest of the community. But
no one knew what to do with him, so he was not allowed to leave. Then the
LORD said to Moses, “Tell the people to take that man outside the camp and
stone him to death!" So he was killed, just as the LORD had commanded
Moses. The LORD told Moses to say to the people of Israel, “Sew tassels
onto the bottom edge of your clothes and tie a purple string to each
tassel. These will remind you that you must obey My laws and teachings.
And when you do, you will be dedicated to Me and won't follow your own
sinful desires. I am the LORD your God who led you out of Egypt."
The law of the LORD is perfect,
converting the soul. The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the
simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart. The
commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the
LORD is clean, enduring forever. The judgments of the LORD are true
and righteous. To be desired more than gold. However, they are
finer than gold also, sweeter than honey. They warn us and keeping
them, there are great rewards. Who understand our errors and cleanse us
from secret faults? He will keep us from presumptuous sins and let them
not have dominion over us. Then we shall be blameless and innocent of
Saints may God grant us according to our
heart’s desire and fulfill our purposes. We will rejoice in salvation and
in the name of our God, we will rejoice! The LORD will fulfill all our
petitions. We know that the LORD saves His anointed. He will answer them
from heaven with saving strength of His right hand.
The LORD is our light and
salvation. Whom will we fear? The LORD is the strength of our lives. Who
will we be afraid? One thing we should desired of the LORD, that we
should seek: is that we may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of
our lives, beholding and inquiring the beauty of the LORD and His temple.
We pray that He will have mercy upon us
according to His loving-kindness. According to the multitude of His tender
mercies, blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from iniquity and
cleanse us from sins. We acknowledge our transgressions and sins are
before us. Against God and God only, have we sinned and done this evil
in His sight that we may be found just when He speak and blameless when He
judge. We brought forth in iniquity and in sin, our mothers conceived us.
And God desire truth in the inward parts and in the hidden parts, He made
us know wisdom.
So, let us pursue the knowledge of the
LORD. He will come to us like the rain to hewn sinners by the prophets and
slain them by the words of His mouth. He wants us to desire mercy and not
sacrifice and knowledge more than burnt offerings.
Whoever desires to become great among us
will be our servants. And whoever desire to be first will be slaves of
all. Even Jesus Christ did not come to be served, but to serve and to give
His life, a ransom for many.
Whoever says to a mountain, “Be
removed,” and does not doubt in their hearts, but believes the things that
they say, it is complete. We will have whatever we say. So, whatever
things we ask when we pray, believe that we receive them and we will have
them. If we have anything against anyone, forgive him or her, so our
Father in heaven might forgive us, our trespasses. But if we do not
forgive, neither will our Father in heaven forgive our trespasses.
We should promise ourselves not to stare
with desire at others. God All Mighty punishes all who do that. Actually,
God sends disaster on all who sins and He keeps a close watch on
everything we do. If we are dishonest or deceitful, beg God to improve our
innocence. If we have disobeyed Him or even wanted to, then repent, we do
not want others to have our blessings. If we have desired someone and
chased after him or her, ask God for forgiveness, rather let someone have
the life we were born to have. If we took someone's husband or wife, it
would be a horrible crime, sending us to destruction and flames. What
answer could we give to God when He judges us? God is the one who gave
life to each of us before we were born, therefore He knows all about us.
So, do not envy wicked people or desire
their company. Their hearts plot violence and their talks about making
trouble. By wisdom, a house built and through understanding, it is
establish. Through knowledge, its rooms filled with rare and beautiful
treasures. A wise person has great power, knowledge and increase strength.
We are waging war against the wicked and we need guidance and for victory
Do not worry or be envious of those who
are evil and do wrong. Like plants, they will soon wither and like every
winter, they will die away. Trust in the LORD and do good and we will
dwell in the land He promise, safely. Delight ourselves in the LORD and He
will give us the desires of our hearts. Commit and trust in Him and He
will make our righteousness shine like the dawn and the justice of our
cause like the noon sun. Be still and wait patiently for Him. Do not worry
when the wicked ones succeed in their ways, when they carry out their
wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath. Do not worry
because it only leads to evil. The evil ones cut off, but those who hope
in the LORD will inherit the land. In a little while, the wicked will be
no more. We will look for them and we will not find them. However, the
meek will inherit the land and enjoying peace of mind. The wicked plot
against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them. But the LORD laughs
at the wicked, because He knows their day is coming.
Dear saints, desire in our hearts and
pray for God to save the Israelites. They are zealous for God, but their
zeal not based on knowledge. They did not know righteousness comes from
God and sought to establish their own and they did not submit to God's
righteousness but to traditions and law. Jesus Christ is the end, so there
may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
Indeed, we would not have known what sin
was except through the law. We would not have known what coveting really
was if the law had not said, "Do not covet." But sin, seizing
the opportunity, produced in us every kind of covetous desire. Apart from
law, sin is dead. Once, we were alive apart from law. But when the
commandment came, sin sprang to life and we died. We find today, the law
or commandments intended to bring life actually brings death. Today, we
know that life comes through, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
We are longing for a better nation, a
heavenly one. God is not ashamed to call Himself, our God and He has
prepared a city for us. Always remember to pray for the Israelites and
ourselves. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live
honorably in every way. But some need us to pray for them too.
Particularly pray faithfully before the coming of Jesus Christ.
May God, Who through the blood of the
eternal covenant, brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great
Shepherd of sheep, equip us with everything good for doing His will and
may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, glorified
forever and ever.
There are many different languages and
tongues in this world and not all of them make sense. If we do not
understand the language or tongue that someone is using, we are like
strangers. If we really want Spiritual gifts, choose the ones that will be
most helpful to the church. When we speak in tongues or a different
language that others do not know, we should pray for the power to
interpret what we mean. There are times when we should pray and sing with
our Spirit and times when we should pray and sing with our minds.
Saints, pursue love and desire Spiritual
gifts, especially the gift of prophesy. Those speaking in tongues do not
speak to the church but to God and no one understands them and in the
Spirit, they speak mysteries. But those who prophesies speaks edification,
exhortation and comfort to the church. Those speaking in tongues edify
their selves, but those prophesies edifies the church. And those
prophesies is greater than those speaking with tongues, unless they
interprets, so the church can receive edification.
If they come speaking in tongues, what
will we profit unless they speak by revelation, knowledge, prophesying or
by teaching? But since we are zealous for Spiritual gifts, let it
be for the edification of the church that we seek to excel. Pray with
the Spirit and with understanding.
Our LORD God gives us all these things
for building of an unblemished church to honor Him. We belong to Him and
He gave gifts to us. But we are happy, because everyone He calls has
voluntarily given their selves to Him. He knows what is in everyone's
heart and please with people when they are honest. He is always eager to
give and help us, be faithful to Him, just as our ancestors Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob faithfully worshiped Him. And He can give us the desire to
completely obey His laws, teachings and the desire to build a holy temple
for which He have provided these gifts. Everyone should praise the LORD
and bow down to honor Him!
honesty, the real state of
And the LORD passed before him (Moses)
and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious,
longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for
thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means
clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth
Saints, when we dwell in the secret
place of God and will abide under the shadow of the LORD. Then, we will
say, “He is our refuge and fortress. In God, we will trust.” He
will deliver us from the snares of the evil one. He will cover us with His
wings and we will take refuge. His truth will be our shield. Laud and
Praise the LORD! His merciful kindness is great towards us and His truth
endures forever. Praise Him!
Jesus Christ was in the world and the
world made through God, just as He made Jesus and the world did not know
Him. He came to His own and His own did not receive Him. But all who did
received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, all
those who believe in His name. We became reborn not of blood, not the will
of the flesh and not the will of man and woman, but of God. The Word
became flesh and dwelt among us and we believed in Jesus. In His glory, as
the only begotten son of the Father, Who is full of grace and truth.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth,
and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had
known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know
Him and have seen Him.”
We should not be ashamed of the Gospel
of Jesus Christ. It is the power of God to salvation for everyone who
believes, for the Jew first and then the Gentile. In it, the righteousness
of God revealed from each faith. It is written, “The just shall live by
faith.” The wrath of God revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because
knowing of God is manifest in them, because God has shown it to
So, purge out the old leaven, that we
are new lumps, since we are unleavened. Because, Jesus Christ scarified
for us, let us be the feast, not with old leaven or with the leaven of
malice and wickedness but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and
Remember, the unrighteous and wicked
charging them before the LORD. Do not strive with words gaining no profit,
being the ruin of hearers and doers. But be diligent to present ourselves
approved to God, faithful and not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
truth. Shun profane and idle talks with the unrighteous and wicked because
they will increase to more ungodliness.
If any saints goes astray from the
truth, turn them back, knowing that any saint that turns sinners form the
errors of their ways will save souls from death and cover a multitude of
If we are doers and not only hearers of
His commandments, we know the LORD by this: Those who say, “I know Him,”
and do not hear or be doers of the word, they are liars and no truth is in
them. But whoever keeps His word in their hearts, the love and truth of
God is perfected in them. Because of this, we know that we are in Him. If
we say that we abide in Him we should also, walk as just as He have
We are of God, God’s children and can
overcome the unrighteous and wicked by spending time in prayer and the
word. God, Who is in us is greater than those who are in the world and
they are of the world. So they speak as of the world and the world hears
them. We are of God and we know God hears us. However, the unrighteous and
wicked are not of God and does not hear. We know this by the Spirit of
truth and error.
And we know the Spirit of God, which is
every Spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ was of flesh and is the son
of God. All Spirits that denies otherwise is the spirit of the Antichrist,
which we all heard is coming and in the world now.
loyalty, belief, reliance
Never deserted our Shelter and Rock, Who
Fathered us. Never forgot God who gave us birth. The LORD will see this
and reject us because He will be angry by His chosen children. "I will
hide My face from them," He said, "and see what their end will be; for
they are a perverse generation, children who are unfaithful. They made Me
jealous by what is no god and angered Me with their worthless idols. I
will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them
angry by a nation that has no understanding.”
If God clothes the grass of the field,
which is here today and tomorrow, will He not clothe us? Or are we of
little faith? Do not worry, saying, “What should we eat, drink or wear?”
The unfaithful run after all these things but our heavenly Father knows
that we need them. Seek first His righteousness, the kingdom, and all
these things given to us. So do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will
worry about tomorrow, because each day has enough trouble of its own.
This generation is unbelieving and
perverse. Jesus Christ will not be with us to help us for long. How long
should He put up with the unfaithful, because the unfaithful have little
faith and will not believe the truth? If we have faith as small as a
mustard seed, we can say to a mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it
will move. Nothing will be impossible for us. The truth is if we have
faith and do not doubt, if we believe, we will receive whatever we ask for
in prayer. Through Him and for His name's sake, we received power, grace
and apostleship to call people to the obedience that comes from faith. And
we are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
But, the saints who do trust God, their
faith is credited as righteousness. They are bless, transgressions
forgiven and their sins covered. They are the blessed, because the LORD
will never count their sins against them.
This righteousness from God comes
through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference,
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified
by His grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ. God
presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His
blood. He did this to demonstrate that He is a just God. Through patience
and wanting His people to come to Him and repent of their sins, therefore,
He left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. God’s people did not
come forward and punishments for sins began, He did it to demonstrate His
justice now. Presently, God justifies those who have faith in Jesus
Since we have been justified through
faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith into grace. We rejoice in the
hope of the glory of God and in our sufferings, because we know that
suffering produces perseverance. And perseverance, produces character and
character, produces hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has
poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, in which He has
Therefore, saints the word is near us.
It is in our mouths and our hearts, the word of faith we are proclaiming.
If we confess with our mouths, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in our hearts
that God raised Him from the dead, we are save. It is with our hearts that
we believe and justified and with our mouths that we confess and is save.
As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to
shame." There is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, the
Lord is same Lord of all and blesses all who calls on Him, "Everyone who
calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Therefore, saints urge each other, in
view of God's mercy, to offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and
pleasing to God, this is a Spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any
longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of our minds. Then we are approved and pleasing to do God's good, perfect
and pleasing will.
By the grace given us, we say to every
one of the saints, do not think of ourselves more highly than we should,
but think of ourselves with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure
of faith God has given us. Just as each of us has one body with many
members and these members do not all have the same function. So, in Jesus
Christ, Who is the Head, Whose Holy Spirit is in all members forming one
body, with each member belonging to one God. Therefore, we all can be on
one accord with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Let us make every effort to do what
leads to peace and mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for
the sake of nothing. It is wrong for a child of God to say or do anything
that causes someone else to stumble. It is better not to speak or do
actions of worldly wickedness, unrighteous and unfaithfulness or to do
anything else that will cause other believers, saints or children of God
to fall, leading them to unfruitfulness.
Therefore whatever we believe about
these things keep between God and ourselves. Blessed are those who do not
condemn themselves by what they approve. But those who has doubts is
condemned, because their belief is not from faith. And everything that
does not come from faith is sin.
Some preach that Jesus Christ rose from
the dead, but some say that there is no resurrection of the dead. If there
is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Jesus raised. And if Jesus
Christ has not been raised, preaching is useless and so is our faith. And
we are false witnesses about God, because we have testified about God
raising Jesus Christ from the dead. If Jesus has not risen, our faith is
useless. Therefore, we are still in our sins. Then those who are righteous
have fallen are lost from Jesus. Only for this life, we have hope in Jesus
Christ, from His beginning to His end and we are faithful to Him. God has
made us for this purpose, to witness, to be faithful to Jesus, to be
righteous and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is
So, we are always confident and know
that as long as we faithful in our hearts and minds, we are near the LORD.
We live by faith and not by sight. We have confidence that we are at home
with the LORD. So we make it our goals to please Him, being faithful in
heart and mind, never getting away from the LORD. We must all appear
before the judgment seat of Jesus Christ, that each one of us receives
what is due to them for the things done while having the faith, whether
good or bad.
Always be strong in the LORD and in His
mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that we can take a stand
against the devil's schemes. Our struggles are not against flesh and
blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark
world and against the Spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
If we put on the full armor of God, when
the day of evil comes, we will be able to stand our grounds and after we
have done everything, to stand. Stand firm, with belts of truth around our
waists, with breastplates of righteousness and our feet planted and rooted
in the Gospel, which is the word of God. In addition, have shields of
faith, with which we can extinguish flames of wickedness from the evil
one. Also have helmets of salvation and swords of the Spirit, which is the
faith of Jesus Christ. Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds
of prayers and requests. Always be alert and keep on praying for all
After we have fought the good fight,
having finished the race and kept the faith. In store for us will be the
crown of righteousness, which the righteous Judge, the Lord Jesus Christ
will award us on that day, to all who have longed for His appearing.
Therefore, draw near to God with pure
hearts and in a confidence that comes from having faith. Keeping our
hearts pure, our consciences free from evil and our bodies cleansed as for
Holy Temples. We must hold tightly to the hope that we say is ours. We can
trust God Who made the agreement with us. We should keep on encouraging
each other to be thoughtful and to do helpful things. We must stay in the
habit of meeting for worship, going to church and Bible study. We should
keep on encouraging each other, especially since we know that the day of
the Lord's coming is getting closer. By keeping, the faith will bring us
great rewards. With patience and longsuffering, so that we will please God
and be given what He has promised. Jesus Christ is coming soon and it will
not be very long. The saints God accepts will live because of their faith.
He is not pleased with anyone who turns back. We are not like those people
who turn back and got destroyed. We will keep on having faith until we are
Faith is the substance of what we hope
for and the evidence and proof of what we cannot see. It was their faith
that made our ancestors pleasing to God. Because of our faith, we know
that the world made at God's command. We also know that what seen is made
out of what we cannot see. Enoch had faith and did not die. He pleased God
so much that God took him up to heaven. That is why his body was never
found. But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God
is real and that He rewards everyone who searches for Him.
Some people who lose their loved ones to
death. Many of these saints were tortured, but they refused to be released
because of their faith to God. They were sure that they would get a better
reward after death when they rose to life. Some people were made fun of,
beaten with whips and some jailed. Others were stoned to death, sawed in
two or killed with swords. They were poor, mistreated and tortured. This
evil world did not deserve these saints. But all of them pleased God
because of their faith, even though they died without given their promise.
This was because God wanted them to wait for us. He wants us all to
receive His promise all at once.
So we must get rid of everything that
slows us down, especially the sin that just will not let go. And we must
be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes
on Jesus Christ, Who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the
shame of being hang from a tree, because He knew that later on He would be
glad He did. Now He sits at the right side of God's throne. So if we keep
our minds on Jesus, Who put up with many evils from sinners. Then we will
not get discouraged and give up. How many of us have been hurt in a battle
Saints, if we have a lot of trouble. We
know that we learn to endure by having our faith tested. We must learn to
endure everything, so that we will be completely mature and not lacking
anything. If we are in need of wisdom, we should ask God and it will be
given to us. If we are sick, ask the church to pray for us in the name of
the Lord. God will heal us. If we have faith when we pray for the sick and
shut-in, they will get well. The LORD will heal, give them strength and if
they have sinned, when we pray for them, He will forgive them. God is
generous and do not correct us for asking. But when we ask for something,
we must have faith and do not doubt Him. If we cannot make up our minds,
God will not trust us and we can expect the LORD to give us nothing at
God will bless us, if we do not give up
when our faith tested. He will reward us with a glorious life, just as He
rewards everyone who loves Him. Do not put the blame on God when we are
tempted. God cannot tempt by evil and He does not use evil to tempt others
or us. We tempt by our own desires that draw us from Him and trap us. Our
desires, when not of God, makes us sin and when sin is full-grown, it
leaves us dead.
When the LORD punishes us, do not make
light of it and when He corrects us, do not be discouraged. The LORD
corrects the people He loves and disciplines those He calls His own. Be
patient when corrected. This is how God treats His children. Do not all
parents correct their children? God corrects all of His children and if He
does not correct us, then we really do not belong to Him. When we were
children, our earthly fathers corrected us and we still respect them. Now
it is even better to get true life by letting our Spiritual Father correct
So be humble in the presence of God's
sight and He will honor us when the time comes. God cares for us, so turn
all our worries over to Him. As always, be on guard and stay awake. Our
enemy, the devil, is like a lion, creeping around to find someone to
attack. We must resist the devil and stay strong in faith. We know that
all over the world saints are suffering just as we are. But God shows
undeserved kindness to everyone. That is why He appointed Jesus Christ to
choose us to share in His eternal glory. We will suffer for a while, but
God makes us complete, steady, strong and firm. God is in control of our
If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our
Lord and Savior, keep on following Him. Planting our roots in Jesus Christ
let Him be the foundation for our lives. Be strong in faith, just as told
and be grateful. Do not let anyone fool us by using senseless teachings.
They may sound wise, but they are only human teachings. They come from the
powers of this world and not from God and Jesus Christ. God lives fully in
Jesus. And we are fully mature because we belong to God, Who is over every
power and authority. He has taken away our selfish desires, just as
circumcision removes flesh from the male body.
Every good and perfect gift comes down
from the Father who created the heavens and earth. He is always the same
today, tomorrow and forever. He wanted us to be His own special children
and so He sent the message of truth to give us new birth.
So, we should be quick to listen, slow
to speak and to get angry. When we are angry, we cannot do any of the good
things that God wants us to do. We must stop doing anything immoral or
evil. We need to be humble and accept the true Gospel planted in our
hearts to save us and obey God. Do not fool ourselves by just listening to
it. We need to be doers not only just listeners. If we hear only and do
not obey or apply it to our lives, we are like people who stare at
themselves in a mirror and forget what they look like as soon as they
leave. But we must never stop applying the perfect law that sets us free.
God will bless us in everything we do, if we listen, obey and apply, do
not just hear and forget.
If we think we are being religious, but
cannot control our tongues from speaking deceit, we are fooling ourselves
and everything we do is useless. Religion that pleases God our Heavenly
Father must be pure and spotless. And do not let this world make us evil.
Do not cheat anyone out of what is
rightfully his or hers. Our Heavenly Father sees everything and knows when
we refuse to do someone justice. We cannot do anything without the LORD's
approval. Each good and bad thing that happens to us, happens at the
command of God, our Heavenly Father, rejoice that we are still alive!
We should know that the LORD God is the
only true God. So love Him and obey His commands and He will faithfully
keep His agreement with our descendants and us for thousands of
generations. But if we turn against the LORD, He will quickly destroy us.
So obey His teachings and the Gospel given today, tomorrow and forever
because His promises and love is here for us, now and forever.
If we pray to obey the LORD our God’s
commandments completely, He will be loyal and keep the agreement He made
with us, just as He promised our ancestors. All of God’s child are saints
and belong to Him and we need to show our love to Him. The LORD protects
all that are faithful and they are cheerful and strong. But He severely
punishes everyone who is unfaithful and wicked.
Saints, please pray for the leaders of
churches and other saints that God’s truth may be in them. This will help
the message about the LORD to spread quickly and others will respect it,
just as we do. Pray that God’s word, the leaders and saints may be safe
from wicked and evil people. Not everyone is of faith. The LORD can make
us strong and protect us from harm. He has made us sure that we are
obeying what He has taught us and that we will keep on obeying. Pray that
the LORD will guide us to be as loving and patient as Himself and Jesus
God does not have any darkness and He is
the light. If we say that we share with God, life and are one of His
children but keep on living in the dark, we are lying and are not living
by the truth. But if we live in the light, as God does, we share in life
and the blood of His Son Jesus, Who washes all our sins away. If we say
that we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, making God a liar and
the truth is not in our hearts. But if we confess our sins to God, He can
always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.
Let kindness and peace be ours from
Jesus Christ. Jesus was a faithful witness, the first to conquer death and
He is the ruler of all. He loves us, by His blood He set us free from our
sins. He lets us serve God His Father as priests. Praise Him! He is the
kingdom, power and glory forever and ever, Amen.
Stay joined to Jesus Christ and let His
teachings become apart of our lives. Then we can pray for whatever we want
and our prayers answered. When we become faithful disciples of His, His
Father, God, will honor us. He loves us, just as His Father has loved Him.
So, remain faithful to the love Jesus Christ have for us. If we obey Him,
He will keep loving us, just as His Father keeps loving Him, because He
have obeyed Him.
Because Jesus always helps, He is kind,
faithful and caring. He saves us.
Also, God never fails to have pity on
us. His love and faithfulness always keep us secure. Sins are all around
us, outnumbering the hairs on our heads. And when we feel weak, we are
like lost sheep and we cannot find our way. He will show that He cares and
come to our rescue. He will disappoint and confuse all those who lead and
turn us away from Him and disgrace all who will not guide us with His
Word. The LORD’s love is faithful and we can depend on Him. His decisions
are always fair. They are firm like rocks and deep like the oceans. We
should rejoice and sing about God, His love and faithfulness forever.
God's love can always be trusted and His
faithfulness lasts as long as the heavens. Sinners do not respect God. All
they think about is sin. They have prided themselves too much to hate
their sins or even to notice that they are sinning. Their mouths speak
deceitful lies. They stay awake, thinking up evil plots, following the
wrong roads and refusing to turn from sin. And they will suffer much
because God is angry with them and their sins.
He will chase them into a dark place,
where no light can enter. He punishes over and over again, without ever
stopping. God will cause skin and flesh to waste away and crushes bones.
He attacks and surrounds with hardships and troubles. He will force them
to sit in dark places, building a fence around them and cannot be climb
over. He will chain then down. Even when they shout and pray for help, He
refuses to listen.
God put big rocks in their way and make
them follow crooked paths. He is like a lion waiting in ambush for them.
He will drag them from the road, where the faithful are and rip them to
shreds. The LORD will take careful aim and shot His arrows straight
through their hearts causing them heartbreak. Turning their lives sour,
rubbing them in gravel and dirt. They will not find peace or remember
happiness. Thinking of their troubles and loneliness makes them miserable
When sinners do not anger the LORD, He
fills all with hope. His kindness never fails and if not merciful, He
destroys us. When we do not anger the LORD, trust Him to show mercy. Deep
in our hearts we can say, "The LORD is all we need and we can depend on
Him." He is kind to everyone who trusts and obeys Him and waiting
patiently for us to come to Him.
When He is angered, He will pursue and
slaughter us without showing mercy. He will hide behind a wall of clouds
that blocks out our prayers and will allowed people to treat us like dirt.
Our enemies curse us and He knows their plots, insults and their evil
plans. All day long, He will let them attack us with words and whispers,
Rubbed in the gravel and dirt, when the
LORD is angered, when we get insulted and receiving hard times is only
lessons learned. The LORD will not reject us! He causes a lot of
suffering, but He also has mercy because of His great love. The LORD does
not enjoy sending grief or pain, He just wants us to obey Him and correct
those that are His own.
We should not complain when punished for
our sins. Instead, we should think about our lives and the way we are
living and turn away from our sins, repent and be obedient to the LORD.
When we lift our hands in prayer to God, we should offer Him our bodies,
hearts and minds as sacrifices, pleading that we have sinned and rebelled
against Him and His teachings. Pray asking Him to forgive us!
When we are terrified, trapped, caught,
crushed and destroyed, tears will flood our eyes and will not stop until
the LORD looks down from heaven and helps. We should be horrified when we
see what enemies can do to those that the LORD turns His back on. We
hunted down like prey. We can continually beg and pled for forgiveness and
when the LORD is no longer angry, He will answer our prayers and rescues
us, saving our lives. We do not have to worry because the LORD will always
make things right.
So, watch ourselves, dear saints, even
if our brother sins against us and if he repents, forgive him. Even if he
sins against us seven times in one day and seven times comes back to us
and says, “I am sorry and forgive me, I repent,” forgive him. We belong to
God, so we must keep away from all these evil things. Try our best to
please God and to be like Him. Be faithful, loving, dependable and gentle.
Fight a good fight of the faith and claim eternal life that our God has
offered us. Make a promise in the presence of God, Who gives life to all
and in the presence of Jesus Christ, Who openly told Pontius Pilate about
His faith. Promise to be completely and fully faithful and obedient to all
the teachings and things from God until our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
want of faith
If we believe, all things are possible.
The unbelievers settle in complacency saying in their hearts, “The LORD
will not do good or evil.” The LORD will bring them distress and they will
walk like the blind, because they have sinned against Him in their
unbelief. Not all the money, gold, diamonds or rubies in the world will be
enough to deliver them in the day of the LORD’s wrath. The fire of His
jealousy will devour the whole earth. He will make speedy riddance of all
unbelievers living on the earth in unbelief. Today, know and consider in
our hearts, that the LORD is God in heaven and on earth and there
is no other.
to comply with orders
“These people draw near to Me with their
mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far Me. And
in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
Every plant which My Heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let
them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads
the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”
Saints, do not join unbelievers. Because
what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteous? What unity has light
with darkness? What relationship has Jesus Christ with Satan? What part
has a believer with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God
with idols? We are the temple of the living God. With God’s Spirit inside
of us, He have promise to dwell in and walk among us. He will be our God
and we will be His people. So, we should come out and be separate from
them. Not touching anything unclean and He will receive us. He will be a
Father to us and we will be His children. So, with these promises, let us
cleanse ourselves from all filth and wickedness of the flesh and Spirit,
perfecting in holiness of God.
We may as well know this too, that in
the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian. People
will love only themselves and their money. They will be proud, boastful,
insulting God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them and
thoroughly bad. They will be hardheaded and never give in to others. Also,
they will be constant liars, troublemakers and will think nothing of
immorality. They will be rough, cruel and insult those who try to be good.
They will betray their friends. They will be hotheaded, puffed up with
pride and preferring good times to worshiping God. They will go to church,
yes, but they will not believe anything that they hear. Do not be taken in
by people like that! Run from anything that gives evil thoughts that young
men and women often have, but stay close to anything that makes us want to
do right. Have faith, love and enjoy the companionship of those who love
the LORD and have pure hearts, because our hearts are windows to our
Saints, we belong to the LORD and we do
the right thing when we obey. The first commandment with a promise says,
"Obey your father and your mother and you will have a long and happy
life." We should teach our children to obey, just as God teaches us how to
obey Him. Saints as parents, do not be hard on our children, Our Heavenly
Father is not hard on us. Raising us properly and we should do the same.
Teaching and instructing them about God and Jesus Christ Who gives meaning
to our lives. When He appears, we will also appear with Him in glory.
So, our bodies must not control us. Do not
have a desire for sex and evilness. We as saints are not immoral,
indecent, having evil thoughts and are not greedy, which is the same as
worshiping idols. God is angry with us when we disobey Him by doing these
things. That is exactly what we did, when we decided to lived among people
who behaved in this way. Now and today, we must stop doing these things,
being angry, hateful and evil, stop lying to each other, saying insulting
or cruel things about others. We are giving up our old way of life and
habits in order to inherit the kingdom of God and become a new person.
Becoming more and more like our Creator and the more we pray to become
like our Creator, the better we can understand Him.
Again, obey the laws and teachings of
God and He will bless us with our heart’s desires. The LORD will be happy
to do good things for us, just as He did for our ancestors. But we must
decide to worship Him with all our hearts, souls and minds plus we must
obey and apply everything in the Holy Bible, which is God’s Word.
We should try to live at peace with
everyone, living a clean life. If we do not, we will never see the LORD
and miss His wonderful kindness that He wants to show us. Do not join
anyone bitter and causing trouble for us. Run from immoral and ungodly
people like Esau, who sold His future blessing for only one meal and later
he wanted it back. There was nothing he could do to change things, not
even begging and crying.
Right now, we, unlike Moses, have not
come to a place like Mount Sinai that we can see and touch. There are no
flaming fires, dark clouds, storms or trumpet sounds. The children of
Israel heard a voice speak and begged it to stop, because they could not
obey God’s commands.
Our goal and purpose in life should be
to come to a place like Mount Zion and the heavenly Jerusalem. This is the
city of God, where thousands of angels come to celebrate. We will find all
of God's children, whose names written in heaven. And we will find God,
Who judges everyone and the Spirits of saints who have been made perfect.
Also, Jesus is here. He is the One Who makes God's new agreement with us,
by His blood.
So, dear saints, make sure that we obey
the LORD Who speaks to us. The children of Israel did not escape when they
refused to obey the LORD Who spoke to them at Mount Sinai. How can we
possibly escape, if we refuse to obey the LORD Who speaks to us from
heaven? When God spoke the first time, He shook the earth. This time, when
He speaks He will shake the earth and heavens too.
This means that the things created will
be shake and remove someday. What cannot be shaken will last. We should be
grateful that we have a kingdom that cannot shake. In this kingdom, we
please God by worshiping and showing Him great honor with respect.
Be thoughtful of church leaders who work
hard to tell us how to live for the LORD. Give them respect and love
because of their work. And above of all try to get along with each other,
warning anyone who is not living right. Encourage anyone who feels left
out and help those who are weak, being patient with everyone. Do not be
hateful to people, just because they are hateful to us, instead be good to
each other. In addition, help needy orphans and widows. Whatever happens,
rejoice, never stop praying and keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ.
This is what God wants us to do.
So, do not turn away God's Spirit or
ignore prophecies. Remember, He is testing our faith. Accept what is good
and do not have anything to do with evil. Pray that God, will make us
completely holy. And our Spirit, soul, mind and body be kept clean in
righteous until our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God, Who chose us, can be
trusted and He will do this.
Please pray for all saints and not just
for ourselves. Be cheerful and give warm greetings in Jesus name, to all
that encounter us. Pray that our Lord Jesus Christ will show kindness to
We are slaves of Jesus Christ, so with our
whole hearts we must do what God wants us to do. Serve gladly our Master
and those who are righteous. Knowing that we get rewards for any good
things, we do, in the sight of the LORD.
God will show how angry He is with all
the wicked and evil things that sinful people do to dishonor the truth and
God's eternal power and character, which not seen. However, sinful people
know about God, from the beginning of creation, God has shown signs and
wonders to all. Even Satan, himself fears the LORD because he knows how
great and powerful He is. Sinful people do not have any excuse. They know
about God, but they do not honor or give thanks to Him. Their thoughts are
wicked, deceitful and useless. Their close minds are in the dark. They
claim to be wise, but really, they are fools. They do not worship our LORD
God. Instead, they worship idols, such as themselves, material things and
other people that cannot live forever.
So, God let these people go their own
way and we should also. They did what they wanted to do and their filthy
thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies. They gave up the
truth about God for a lie and they worshiped God's creations instead of
God, Who created all in the heavens and earth. Everything comes from our
God let them follow their own evil
desires. Women no longer want to be married and have sex in the natural
way. Instead, they are having sex with each other. Men are behaving the
same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and have a strong
desire to have sex with other men. They are doing shameful things with
each other and God will punish them for their foolish and unrighteous
deeds done in His sight.
Since these people refused, even to
think about God, He let their unrighteous minds rule over them. That is
why they do all sorts of indecent things. They are evil, wicked, mean in
every possible way and greedy. They murder, argue, cheat, steal and want
what others have. They gossip, saying cruel things about others. They are
proud, conceited, boastful and always thinking up new ways to do evil. Not
respecting God and their parents, they are not smart, unreliable and do
not have any love or pity for others. They are hard to get along with and
hate God. Also, they know that God sees all and is an all knowing God, but
they continue on with their wicked and unrighteous deeds. They know God
has said that anyone who acts this way will inherit death. But they keep
on doing evil things and they even encourage others to join them even
though, they know the truth about the LORD.
No one knows the time and date when all
the wickedness and unrighteous will come to an end. But know that the
Lord's return will be as a thief coming at night. Sinful people will think
they are safe and secure. But destruction will strike them suddenly like
birth pains. And they will not escape. Saints, do not live in darkness, so
that day will not surprise us like a thief. We belong to the light so live
each day for God, as it is our last. We do not live in the night or belong
to the dark. Those that are not of God, live in darkness, so they are
sleep but we of light should stay awake and be alert. Belonging to the day
we, must stay sober minded and wearing our faith and love as a suit of
armor. And firm hope knowing we will be saved as our helmet.
God will punish all wicked and
unrighteous, but most of all He wants us to be saved by our Lord Jesus
Christ. Jesus Christ died for us, so that we could live with the LORD and
Him, whether we are dead or alive in flesh when He comes. We must keep
encouraging and helping each other, just as told to do. And share with
them that the love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want
money so much that they will give up their faith and caused themselves
pain. Remember the Scripture: “No one can serve two masters; for either he
will hate one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and
despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
Saints, we are Spiritual. If someone
trapped in sin, we should try to lead that person back to the right path.
But watch and pray not to tempt ourselves. We obey the law of Jesus Christ
when we help each other. If we think we are better than others are, we are
not. Do our work for God well and we will have something to be proud of
and He will have glory. Do not compare our lives with others. We each must
carry our own load.
Share all the good things God teaches us
with others. We cannot fool God, so do not make fools of ourselves. We
will reap what we sow. If we follow our selfish desires, we will harvest
destruction, but if we be led by the Spirit, we will harvest eternal life.
Never get weary of helping others. We will be rewarded in due time, if we
do not give up. We should help in every way we can, especially if they are
saints of the LORD.
We all have done some terrible things.
Some of us were behaving like Satan, himself. We should feel bad, but we
are new people in the LORD and cannot change the past but chase away
anyone who acts or make us act like that old person. God will be with us
in our thoughts, if we need Him to be, God will be there. But our Lord
Jesus Christ have already judged us all, as though we were new in persons.
Therefore, when we meet together, the presence and power of Jesus Christ
is with us. Those people who will not be new persons, let them go there
way, Jesus Christ will hand them over to Satan. Their bodies and Spirits
destroyed, but our Spirits saved when the Lord Jesus Christ returns.
So, saints, stop being proud and know
how a little yeast can spread through the whole batch of dough. Saints,
get rid of the yeast. Then we will be as fresh bread made without yeast.
That is what God wants His children to be. Our Passover lamb, Who is Jesus
Christ, is sacrifice already. Do not celebrate by being evil and sinful,
which is like serving bread made with yeast. Be pure, truthful in God’s
sight and celebrate by using the new bread made without yeast.
Remember not to have anything to do with
immoral people. We would have to leave the world to get away from everyone
who is immoral, greedy, who cheats and worships idols. We cannot leave the
earth. Therefore, we must come out and be separate. Even separate
ourselves from our own family who are immoral, greedy, worship idols,
cursing others, getting drunk and cheating. Do not even eat with them. Do
not judge them, we as saint only judge saints, God will judge all. So, do
not join them.
And when one saint has a complaint against
the other, do not take the complaint to a court of sinners. Take it to God
and His people. We know that God judges the world. If sinners are judging
the world, we cannot settle the smallest of problems. Saints, as God’s
children, we should know that we will be judging angels. And if that is
true, saints, we can judge everyday matters between saints. Do not take
complaints to judges, not respected by the church. We say this is a shame.
As God’s children, we are wise enough to act as a judge between one saint
and another. When one saint takes another to court, all will lose. Pray
that saints will never fall and that the demons of this evil world do not
harm us in any way. We, saints, harm each other when taking each other to
be judge by an unbeliever.
Know that evil people will not have a
share in the blessings of God's kingdom. Once again, do not be fooled. No
one who is immoral, worships idols, is unfaithful in marriage, is a
pervert or is a homosexual will share in God's kingdom. All who are
thieves, greedy, alcoholics, who curses or cheats others. They curse, tell
lies and all they talk about is how to be cruel or how to do wrong. Some
of us used to be like that. Now the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the
power of God's Spirit have washed us and made us clean, holy and
acceptable to God.
Some in their hearts they say, "Nothing
can hurt us! We'll always be happy and free from trouble." "We can do
anything we want to. We only have one life to live and living life to the
fullest before we die." But not everything is good for us. So, refuse to
let anything have power over us. Some also say, "Food is meant for our
bodies and we are what we eat." But God will destroy them both. We are not
supposed to put, in, out and do indecent things with our bodies. We are to
use them for the LORD, Who is in charge of our bodies. God will raise us
from death with the same power that He used when He raised our Lord Jesus
Christ to life.
Know that our bodies are part of the
body of Jesus Christ. It is not right for a part of the body of Jesus to
join a prostitute, knowing that person does become a part of her body.
That is not right. The Scriptures say, "The two of them will be like one
person." But anyone who is joined to the LORD is one in Spirit with Him.
Do not be immoral in matters of sex.
Sinning against our bodies is like no other sin. We should know that our
bodies are temples where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in everyone
and is a gift from God. We are not our own. God paid a great price for us,
the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, so use our bodies to honor God.
Now let all of these teachings become
our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after people and
things or become idolaters. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat
and drink, and rose up to play. Nor let us commit sexual immorality as
some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell.”
Here is advice for saints who have never
been married and for widows. We should stay single. But if we do not have
enough self-control, then go ahead and get married. After all, it is
better to marry than to burn with desire. Married couples stay together
and this is exactly what the Lord Jesus Christ taught. A wife who leaves
her husband should either stay single or go back to her husband. And a
husband should not leave his wife.
The Scripture say, “Whoever divorces his
wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce. But I say to you that
whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes
her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced
We are going through enough hard times
and it is best for us to stay as we are. If married, stay married, if we
are not married, do not try to get married. It is not wrong to marry, even
if we have never been married before. But those who marry will have a lot
of trouble and God wants to protect us from that. Saints, the Lord Jesus
Christ is coming soon and it will not matter if we are married or not,
because there are no marriages in heaven. It does not matter how much good
we are getting from this world or how much we like it. This world as we
know is passing away.
God wants us to be free from worry.
Unmarried men worry about how to please the LORD. But married men have to
worry about the things of this world, because they want to please their
wives. So they pulled in two directions. Unmarried women and women who
have never been married worry only about pleasing the LORD and they keep
their bodies and minds pure. Married women worry about the things of this
world, because they want to please their husbands.
What God teaches is for our own good and
not to scare us into choices we do not want to make. God gives us the
right to choose what we want and it is not to limit our freedom. We are
helping each other to live right and to love the LORD above all. But
suppose we are engaged to someone to be married and want that person so
much, all we can think about is getting married. Then get married, there
is nothing wrong with that. However, it is better to have self-control and
to make up our minds not to marry. It is all right to marry, but it is
better not to get married at all, as God taught us. A person already
married should stay married until that person dies. Then they are free to
marry again, but only to a follower of the LORD. But obeying God, they
will be happier to stay single.
In every church, the people should stay
as they were when the Lord Jesus Christ chose them and God called them to
be His own. The important thing is to obey God's commands. So do not try
to change what we were when Jesus Christ chose us. If we were a slave to
the fleshly desires, do not let that bother us. God will give our freedom
and we will no longer be slaves of the flesh. When Jesus Christ chooses
slaves of something, they become His Father’s free people. And when He
chooses free people, they become slaves of His own because of the price
God paid for us. We do not become slaves of anything else but Jesus
Christ. So stay what we were when Jesus chose us because only God can set
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon;
but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. And I do not seek My own
glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Most assuredly, I say to
you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death. Therefore I judge
that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning
to God, But that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by
idols, from sex immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. So that
the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, even all the Gentiles who are
called by My name, say the LORD who does all these things.”
Saints, we should not all try to become
teachers of the Bible, priest, pastors and preachers. In fact, their
judgment is more strictly than others are. All of us do many wrong things.
But if we can control our tongues, we are able to control our whole body.
A horse trainer put bits into the mouths of horses, and can turn the
horses in different directions. It takes strong winds to move a large
sailing ship, but the captain uses only a small rudder to make it go in
many directions. Our tongues are small too and they boast about big
things. Some have spears and arrows instead of teeth and they have sharp
swords instead of tongues. Kind words are good medicine, but deceitful
words can really hurt.
It takes only a spark to start a forest
fire. The tongue is like a spark, an unruly evil that dirties the rest of
the body and sets a person's entire life on fire with flames that come
from hell. Our tongues are out of control. They are restless, evil and
always spreading deadly poison. With our tongues, we speak both praises
and curses. We praise our Lord and Father, but we curse people created to
be like God, and this is not right. Clean and dirty water both cannot flow
from the same faucet. Does fresh water come from an ocean that is full of
Watching what we say can save us a lot
of trouble. If we are proud and conceited, everyone will say, "They are
snobs!" If we want too much and are too lazy to work, to get it, the
results can be fatal. But people who obey God are always generous. The
LORD despises the offerings of wicked people with evil motives.
If any of us are wise or sensible, then show
it by living right, being humble and wise in everything we do. But if our
hearts is full of bitter jealousy and selfishness, do not boast or lie to
cover up the truth. That kind of wisdom does not come from our Father
above. It is earthly, demonic and selfish and comes from the devil
himself. Whenever people are jealous or selfish, they cause trouble and do
all sorts of cruel things. But the wisdom that comes from our Father above
leads us to be pure, friendly, gentle, sensible, kind, helpful, genuine
and sincere. When peacemakers sow seeds of peace, they will harvest
So, do not say cruel things and tell
lies. Do good instead of evil and try to live at peace. If we obey the
LORD, He will watch over us and answer our prayers. But God despises evil
people and He will wipe them all from the face of earth, until they are
forgotten. We live among people who act like lions, gobbling down people!
Good people become wealthy, but those who are evil will lose what they
have. If we try to be kind and good, God will bless us with life, goodness
and honor. When His people pray for help, He listens and rescues them from
strong affection, warm attachment
“As the Father loved Me, I also have
loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide
in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His
love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you,
and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you
love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this,
than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do
whatever I command you.”
Do not love the world or the things in
the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in
them. The lust of the flesh and eyes, the pride of life are not of our
Heavenly Father and it is of the world. The world is passing away and all
the lust that is in it. But those who do the will of God abides forever.
And their money perishes with them,
because they thought that the gift of God could be purchase with money.
We, as children of God, do not have a part in this matter. Our hearts is
right in the sight of God. They should repent of this wickedness and pray
to God for the thoughts of their hearts, if He will forgive them. They are
poison by bitterness and bound by iniquity. Buy the truth, wisdom,
instruction and understanding with our hearts, minds, souls and Spirits,
not with money and do not sell it.
Those who desire to be rich fall into
snares, temptations and into many foolish, harmful lusts that drown those
in destructions and perditions. Because the love of money is a root of all
kinds of evil and some have strayed from the faith in their
greediness piercing themselves with many sorrows. But children of God run
from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
We will love the LORD our God with all
our hearts, souls, minds, bodies and strength. And these words should be
in our hearts. Continuously, teach it diligently to our children and talk
to them when we sit in our houses, when we are walking, when we lie down
at night and rise up in the morning. We should wear it like a sign on our
hands and on our eyes. We should write it on the doorposts of our houses
If we had the gift of being able to
speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every
language there is in all of heaven and earth, but did not love others, we
would only be making noise. If we had the gift of prophecy and knew all
about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about
everything, but did not love others, what good would it do? Even if we had
the gift of faith, so we could speak to a mountain and make it move, we
would still be worth nothing at all without love. If we gave everything,
we have to poor people and burnt alive for preaching the Gospel but did
not love others. It would not be of any value.
Love is very patient and kind, never
jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty, selfish or
rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It
does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong.
It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If
we love someone, we will be loyal to him or her, no matter what is the
cost. We will always believe in them, always expect the best of them and
always stand our grounds in defending them. Someday, all the special gifts
and powers from God will end, but love goes on forever. There are three
things that remains, faith, hope and love, the greatest of these is love.
Let love be our greatest aim. Also, ask for the special abilities the Holy
Spirit gives, especially the gift of prophecy, being able to preach the
messages of God, letting the world know about God and love ever lasting.
And keep these words in our hearts: To hate someone is murder in our
And if we love God, He will love, bless
and multiply us. We will inherit the land in which He swore to our
fathers. If we love the LORD, we hate evil. He preserves the souls of His
saints and delivers them out of the hands of the wicked. Hatred stirs up
trouble, but love covers all sins. But love our enemies, bless those who
curse us, do good to those who hate us and pray for those who spitefully
use and persecute us. So, that we can be sons and daughters of our Father
in heaven, He makes His sun rise on the good and evil, sends rain on the
just and unjust, but love us when we love Him and others.
Owe no one anything except to love one
another, those who love each other has fulfilled the law. God’s laws are
the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder,
You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not
covet, and if there is any other commandment, are all summed
up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment
of the law.
Love is not deceitful, so despise
what is evil and always cling to what is good. Be kind, affectionate and
honor each other with friendly love. Saints, do not lag in diligence, be
passionate in Spirit, serving the LORD. Rejoice in hope, patient in
tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer. Distributing to the needs
of other saints, give them hospitality.
Bless those who persecute us and do not
curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice and cry with those who cry. Be the
same mind towards each other. Do not set our minds on high things, but
associate with the humble. Do not be wise in our own opinions. Do not
repay evil for evil, regarding good things in the sight of everyone.
If it is possible, as much as depends on
us, live peaceably with everyone. Do not avenge ourselves, but give wrath
to our Father. The Scripture says, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says
the LORD. So, if our enemy hungers, feed them, they thirsts, give them a
drink. In doing so, we will shatter the spirits of evil. Do not be
overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
We all filled with the Spirit of God.
And He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or
think, according to the power that works in us. Therefore, remember to
stir up the gift of God that is in us through the laying of hands, some
from eldership. God did not give us a Spirit of fear, but the Spirit of
power, love and piece of mind. Do not be ashamed of the testimony of our
LORD but share in the sufferings for the Gospel according to the power of
God. Who has saved and called us with a holy calling, not according to our
works, but according to His purpose and grace, gave to us in Jesus Christ.
But has now revealed by the appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Who has abolished death, brought life and immortality to light through the
Scriptures. Hold fast to the sound of the Word that we have heard from the
LORD, in faith and love, which are in Jesus Christ. To know the love of
Jesus Christ passes knowledge.
Therefore, love each other, because God
is love and everyone who loves is born to and know Him. All who does not
love God, does not know Him. The love of God manifested toward us in
which, He sent His only begotten Son into the world. So, we might live
through Him. In His love, He loved us and sent the propitiation for our
Therefore, saints, we know and believe
the love that God has for us. God is love and saints abide in love, abides
in God and God in them. Love is perfect among us in knowing this: that we
may have boldness in the Day of Judgment. There is no fear in love.
Perfect love casts our fear, because fear involves torment. But we that
have fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He loves
us first. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates others, they are liars.
If we do not love others, which we can see, how can we love God Who we
have not seen?
God’s love is that we keep His
commandments. His commandments are not troublesome. Whoever is born of God
overcomes the world. And the victory that has overcome the world is our
faith. The love of God compels us to think, if Jesus Christ died for all,
therefore we should live no longer for ourselves, but for Him who died for
us and rose again. From now on, we must not consider anyone according to
the flesh. Even though we know, Jesus Christ was according to the flesh.
Now, we know Him according to the flesh no longer. Therefore,
anyone is apart of Jesus Christ, is a new creation. And our old selves and
lives passed away, everything with our selves and lives become new.
Everywhere the love of Jesus Christ is
preach, we know it will turn out for our deliverance through our prayers
and the Holy Spirit from Jesus Christ. With all hope, expectation and
boldness, we will not be ashamed that Jesus Christ magnified in our
bodies, whether by life or death. For saints, to live is Jesus Christ and
to die in flesh is a gain.
So, there is comfort in love,
fellowship of the Spirit, joy, affection and mercy, through Jesus Christ,
Who will fulfill all. Children of God should be likeminded, having the
same love, be on one accord, of one mind. Let nothing done through selfish
ambition or conceit, but in meekness of mind. And each of us look out not
only for our own interests, but for the interests of other saints. Let
this mind be in us, which was in Jesus Christ. Being in the form of God,
did not consider it robbery to be equal with God. But made no reputation
for Himself, by taking the form of a servant and being found in appearance
as man, but He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point
of death on the cross.
Some Words We May Not Know
Abide – bear, endure; dwell, remain, last
Abhor/Abhorred – hate, despise
Adversity – distress, misfortune
Allay – lighten, relieve, calm
Arbitrate – judge, umpire, not bound by rules, decide a dispute
Ardent – fiery, passionate
Arrogant – aggressive, conceit, claim proudly or unjustly
Ascribe – to refer to a supposed cause source or author
Atonement – give satisfaction or make reparation
Awe – dread mingled with reverence
Awry – crookedly, perversely, distorted, wrong
Begotten – generated
Blaspheme – to speak of or address with irreverence
Blasphemy – the act of expressing lack of reverence for God
Carouse – a drunken revel
Chasten – free from faults by punishment restrain, moderate
Complacent – self-satisfied
Conceit – vanity, over opinionate of oneself, farfetched comparison
Condemnation – blame, criticize, denounce
Consecrate – bless, sanctify, hallow
Consecration – obedience to God; it a lifestyle, a way of life, not food or fasting, not seven or forty days, for the rest of one’s life
Consolation – to soothe the grief of, comfort
Contempt – scorn, disgrace
Contention – struggle, strive
Covet – to desire enviously what belongs to another
Destitute – needy forsaken, in absolute want
Devoid – empty of, lacking, free from
Diadem – a badge of regal power
Dignitaries – persons of high position or honor
Discern – perceive, recognize
Discernment – insight
Disdain – scorn, contempt
Dissipation – to be dissolute, to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
Diverse – different, varied, sundry
Earnestly – seriously intent and sober; grave, important
Edification – instruction and improvement
Erred/Err – wander miss the point or truth
Exalt – rise up, praise, make noble
Exalted – to rise up in rank, power or dignity
Exhort – to urge, advise or warn earnestly
Extolled – praise highly, exalt
Fervent – marked by great intensity of feeling
Fervor – ardent, impassioned
Folly – want of sense, sin foolishness, foolish action, ideas and enterprise
Fornicator – consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other
Futile – useless, vain; frivolous, trivial
Gnash – to grind (teeth) together
Hasty – hurry, accelerate
Haughty – proud, arrogant
Hewn – to cut or fell with blows
Humble – not proud, lowly, modest
Humility – state of being humble, meekness
Hypocrisy – the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion
Immorality – wickedness, an immoral act or practice
Impassioned – deeply moved, showing deep feeling
Integrity – original perfect state, honesty, uprightness
Intrude – to thrust, enter, or force in or upon
Jeer – mocking taunt
Justified – to prove to be just, right, or reasonable; exactly
Keen – sharp, vivid, acute, eager, strong
Keen – wail over the dead
Laud – praise, acclaim
Leaven – substance, such as yeast, used to produce fermentation, such as dough; something that modifies or lightens
Linseed – flaxseed
Lowliness – humble, meek
Manifest – to make evident or certain by showing or displaying
Meek – submissive, humble
Merriment – forked bone between the head and breast of a bird
Mirth – merriment
Obscurity – not readily understood, vague, remote, humble
Oracle – one held to give divinely inspired answers or revelations; an authoritative or wise utterance
Ordinance – bishops in his province, public meal supplied at a fixed time and price
Parable – an earthly story with a heavenly meaning
Passion – strong feeling, suffering, wrath, object of ardent desire
Passionate – easily moved to anger, moved by strong emotions
Perceive – obtain knowledge of though the senses; observe and understand
Perdition – eternal damnation, hell
Perverse – unreasonably wrong wayward, turn away from right
Potsherd – broken fragment of pottery
Poultice – mass of bread, linseed or other substance mixed with hot water, spread on cloth and applied to the skin for the treatment of sores, legions, etc.
Presumptuous – overstepping due bounds, taking liberties
Profane – not sacred, blasphemous and irreverent
Propitiation – to gain or regain the favor of
Prostate – bow (oneself) to the ground
Prudent – careful discreet exercising forethought
Ravenous – eager for food, rapacious, voracious
Rebuke – reprove, reprimand, find fault with
Refuge – shelter or protection from danger or distress
Remnant – small portion remaining
Reparation – a repairing, amends, compensation
Repetitions -- to repeat
Reprimand – sharp rebuke
Reproach – reproof, blame, disgrace, discredit, dishonor
Reprove – blame
Restraining – to prevent from doing something, to limit, restrict or keep under control
Revel – to take great pleasure or satisfaction, a usual wild party or celebration
Reverence – hold in great regard or religious respect
Sanctification – to make holy, consecrate, to free from sin
Scarce – hard to find, existing or available in insufficient quantity
Scarcely – only just, not quite
Scoff -- taunt mocking words
Scoffer – jeer, mock
Scourge – a whip, to whip or punish severely
Shun – to avoid deliberately or evade, elude or escape
Sinew – tendon, muscles, strength mainstay or motive power
Slothful – slow, lazy
Snare – noose used as a trap, catch with one
Sneer – to show scorn or contempt by curling the lip or by a jeering tone
Squander – spend wastefully
Strife – conflict, discord
Sublime – inspiring awe
Surety – certainty, one who makes himself responsible for the obligations of another
Torment – to cause serve suffering of body or mind
Tribulation – distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution
Vain -- empty, of no real value
Visage – face expression
Voracious – having a huge appetite, gluttonous
Winnow – blow free of chaff
Yoke – may be attached, bond or tie, couple untie
Zeal – eager and ardent interest in the pursuit of something
Zeal – fervor, keenness
Zealous – filled with, characterized by or due to zeal