Conduct of a Believer

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. (1 Peter  2:11-12).​

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he  is  a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to  be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 《 2 Corinthians  5:17-21》
THEREFORE  :

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 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. Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must  do.  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.[ Colossians 3:5‭-‬17 ].

LISTEN:

in all things showing yourself to  be  a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you { Titus 2:7-8 }.

IT’S TIME TO ACT:

Therefore, my beloved……… work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,(Philippians 2:12‭-‬15 )

FINALLY  :

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you  are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it  is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.[ 1 Peter 3:13‭-‬17 ]

JESUS  IS CALLING YOU

It doesn’t matter how bad things are:

Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” {Matthew  11:28-29}

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.  But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe.  All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.  For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.  This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.  And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.”  And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’ ?” Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves.  No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.  It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’  Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.{John 6:35‭-‬45 }

However,to come to Jesus 1 John 1:9,says,
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
+++In life we make mistakes, but we don’t have to be a mistake. God is Merciful, Gracious and Forgiving because God is Love.
+++With a sincere heart just repent, and ask God for forgiveness. That’s what God is saying to you today,
Hebrews 8:12
For I will be merciful to your unrighteousness, and your sins and your iniquities will I remember no more.
+++It time to get over it and move on. Jesus has never left you or forsaken you. The Spirit of God is in you. You have the heart of God, the Mind of Christ and God is the Strength of your life, alleluia!
+++May I remind you that you can also do all things through Christ which strengthens you, Phil 4:13.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the Glory. Amen! and Alleluia! Hallelujah! Glory to God.

DON’T BE DECEIVED

“Oh what a tangled web,we weave, when we first practice to deceive(Sir Walter Scott). Romans 3:4 says,”Let God be true,but every man a liar”The truth is,you will not get eternal life without  accepting Jesus Christ. “Let no man deceive you with vain words;for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye,therefore,partakers with them”(Ephesians 5:6-7). Beloved,believe not every spirit,but try or test the spirits whether they are of God;because many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this know ye the Spirit of God;every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God;and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God;and this is that spirit of antichrist,of which ye have heard that it should come ,and even now is already in the world”(1John4:1-3). Again I must warn you,be not deceived,education,fame,fortune,looks,nationality,nor anything or anyone cant get you there except Jesus the Christ,the Redeemer,and Savior,of the world. “For thus saith the Lord of hosts,the God of Israel,let not your prophets and your diviners,who are in the midst of you,deceive you,neither hearken to your dreams which ye caused to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name; I have not sent them saith the Lord.(Jeremiah 29:8-9).”Little children,let no man deceive you;he that doeth righteousness is righteous,even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil,for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the son of God was manifested,that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin,for His srrf remaineth in him,and he cannot sin,because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest,and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God,neither he that loveth not his brother”( 1John3:7-10). Take heed to yourselves,that your heart be not deceived,and ye turn aside,and serve other gods,and worship them,it says in Deuteronomy 11:16. What are some of the other gods,He is referring to: money,house,car,spouse,children,sex,and anything you put before and above God,your creator. Would you like to meet and accept Jesus,then go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,and follow the instrutions. Then allow the Holy Spirit to lead and direct you. “See then,that he walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,redeeming the time,because the days are evil”{Ephesians 5:15-16}.

CAST IT DOWN,Tell the devil go to hell

You are neither defeated nor broken,you are more than a conqueror. “For though we walk in the flesh,we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,but MIGHTY through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled “{2 Corinthians 10:3-6}. What is that stronghold that’s keeping you in bondage? Be it sex,drugs,sickness or anything that hinders you from serving God,you can pull it down,and cast it away with God’s help,but you have to be ready.willing,and determine to give the devil a fight for your life,because, he is not going to let you go that easy. The devil’s plans and goal in life is to steal,kill,and destroy your life,joy,peace by any means necessary. Don’t let him do it, he is already defeated, by Jesus Christ. Jesus called the devil a thief,in John 10:10 “The thief cometh not but to steal, and to kill,and to destroy ;I am come that they (you) might have life,and that they (you) might have it more abundantly” . Therefore,we have the power through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13),and the power He gave us in Luke 10:19,which says,”Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,and over all the power of the enemy ;and nothing shall by any means hurt you”. So why are you letting the enemy hurt you,cast down his imagination, pull down every strongholds he has over you, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN,he ties you up with,break them all now in the name of Jesus, tell all strongholds and imaginations that the blood of Jesus Christ is against them now,so in the Mighty Name of Jesus,these weapons that was formed and is formed will not prosper,and every tongue that rises against me is condemned now in the name of Jesus,because, this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,and our righteousness is from the Lord according to Isaiah 54:17. So devil let me tell you what is in store for you,just because you trouble me,listen to what  2 Thessalonians1:6-9 says,”Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble (me) you;and to you who are troubled, rest with us,when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ;who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord,and from the glory of His power”,So devil, pack your bags with imaginations,strongholds,addictions,and whatever evil you have,and go to hell,in the name of Jesus. Amen. If you don’t know God nor His Son Jesus,who died,so that you can live and have power ,then what are you waiting for? Get started,by going to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page,and follow the instructions, then allow the Indwelling Holy Spirit that is greater than,he that is in the world,to lead,guide,and direct your path for the rest of your life. Don’t delay you can’t pull down those imaginations and strongholds by yourself,you need divine supernatural help,for we wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against principalities, against powers,against the rulers of darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places ……{Ephesians 6:12-18}

A BLESSED PERSON IS PLANTED LIKE A TREE

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord , And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, But are  like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.{Psalms 1:1-6}

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord , And whose hope is the Lord . For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.[Jeremiah 17:7-8]

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.{Psalms 40:4-5 }

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.{Psalms 40:4-5 }

TRUST and OBEY

It cost nothing to obey, but it cost everything to disobey.
Trusting has merits,while not trusting has demerits.

So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord , He also has rejected you from being king.”
[I Samuel 15:22-23 ].
The question is :
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
{Matthew 16:26}

MERITS for OBEDIENCE, and demerits for disobedience:
My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.[Proverbs 3:1-8]

You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you. And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord , that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the Lord swore to your fathers,{Deuteronomy 6:17-18}

“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.
{ Deuteronomy 8:18-19 }

“Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
[ Deuteronomy 11:26-28 ]

THE TRUTH of the HOLY BIBLE

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I-instructions
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The Holy Bible is NOT a Confusing Book,and it’s the only book in the world,that the author is Omnipresent.
You don’t need a college degree to read and understand the Bible, Jesus said ,” But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” {John 14:26}.

JUST:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil” {Proverbs 3:5-7}.

LISTEN:
#1 The Author (God) is not a confusing God.
#2 The Prophets use by God to write the various Books of the Bible were NOT confused.

Let’s examine some facts,about the Bible:
2 Peter 1:20-21 says,
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

” 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. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account”
[Hebrews 4:12-13].

THE TRUTH IS:
… that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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.{2 Timothy 3:15-17}

WARNING:
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
{Revelation 22:18-19}

Furthermore, God says in Malachi 3:6
For I am the LORD, I change not…
Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
+For Believers the Bible is the easiest book to understand. We always have the Author (God the Holy Spirit) with us to guide us and to answer all of our questions.
+When we study the Bible He (God the Holy Spirit) gives us Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, Visions and Revelations.
+Remember this, God does not make mistakes.
GOD’S SUGGESTION:
” This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” {Joshua 1:8}.
Benefits of the Bible:
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word. Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law. My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word. I have declared my ways, and You answered me; Teach me Your statutes. Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works. Forever, O Lord , Your word is settled in heaven. How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
[Psalms 119:9, 11-11, 17-18, 25-27, 89, 103-103, 105, 130 ]

•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him.

So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished, that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord , saying: “Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there as a witness against you; for I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. If today, while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the Lord , then how much more after my death? Gather to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and earth to witness against them. For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord , to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands.”
{Deuteronomy 31:24-29}

•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!