Sunday, December 28, 2014

The law of liberty

According to Strong's Concordance, the law being spoken of in James 1:25 is the moral instruction given by Christ, the command about love.  The true liberty is living how we should, not as we please.  We are told to continue in that law of liberty, to abide in it. So what does Jesus Christ command us to do?  In Matthew 22 and Luke 10 Jesus commands us to love God with all our heart, with all our soul, all our strength and with all our mind and to love our neighbour as ourself.When we do that, we will have the heart of Jesus to be compassionate towards widows, orphans, our neighbour.  Who is our neighbour?  Anyone who needs help.  It does not matter who it is, we should show compassion and have mercy on all people in need.  You do that and you fulfill all the law!  See Galatians 5. :)   But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. 26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world~•James 1:22-27    Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." ~•Matthew 22:37-40   So he answered and said, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.' " ~•Luke 10:27   For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."~•Galatians 5:14

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Be bold, not afraid

Be more bold to speak the word of God without fear and be not in any way terrified of your enemies.  To you it has been granted on behalf of Christ to not only believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.
If we should suffer for righteousness' sake, we are blessed and are not to be afraid of their threats nor be troubled.

and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. 29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
~•Philippians 1:14,28

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."
~•1 Peter 3:14

Prophecies about Jesus


I was inspired to make this excel document after reading all the prophecies about Jesus posted by Love Worth Finding Ministries on Facebook

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ALL one in Christ Jesus

And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be ONE FLOCK and ONE SHEPHERD.
~•John 10:16

For there is NO DISTINCTION between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
~•Romans 10:12

Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where THERE IS NEITHER GREEK NOR JEW, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but CHRIST IS ALL and IN ALL.
~•Colossians 3:9-11

There is NEITHER JEW NOR GREEK, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS.
~•Galatians 3:28

The truth shall set you FREE! ^_^ ♥


Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Spirit in you is greater

If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.
3 Some false teachers may deny these things, but these are the sound, wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, and they are the foundation for a godly life.
4 Anyone who teaches anything different is both conceited and ignorant. Such a person h
as an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, fighting, slander, and evil suspicions.
5 These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they don't tell the truth. To them religion is just a way to get rich.
6 Yet true religion with contentment is great wealth.
7 After all, we didn't bring anything with us when we came into the world, and we certainly cannot carry anything with us when we die.
8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
10 For the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

~•1 Timothy 6:2-10


But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won your fight with these false prophets, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
~•1 John 4:4
╠╣ALLELUJAH !!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rejoice!

We are told in the word of God to rejoice in the Lord...always!  Not just sometimes, when we feel like it, no, always!  Even through afflictions, persecutions, hard times, trials, tribulations, we must rejoice always!  Paul did exactly that when he was in prison.  He was praying and singing hymns of praise to God.  That is how we fight the enemy, that is how we resist the enemy (satan) and he will flee from us.

We are told how to have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, by not worrying!  By making our prayers and requests known to God and thanking Him as we do so.  That's faith in action, you ask God for something and thank Him at the same time as if you have already received it!

Rejoice in the Lord always!  Have faith, do not worry, rejoice!  Praise Him through the storm, praise Him after the storm, praise Him always.  Our God of peace will grant you peace!  In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!  Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. •~Philippians 4:4-9~•

Freedom in Christ

Our freedom in Christ is not a freedom to sin, but a freedom from the dominion and damning power of sin and freedom from the law and its curse and condemnation.
Hallelujah!  Thank you Jesus! ♥
Do not let 'Judaizers/false brethren' try and put a yoke on your neck and drag you back under the law and its works. 

Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),
to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
•~Galatians 2:3-5