Monday, July 10, 2023

The CHRISTIAN's battle

 

Matthew 5:8

King James Version

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: 

for they shall see God.


Is it easy being born again?

What challenges us the most?

It's always been about one thing.

The battle a true Christian faces.

The battle against hypocrisy.

PERFECTION is the path.

Hypocrisy has no place in it.

That's the stumblingblock we face.

We can get so easily tripped by the enemy.

Especially if he detects pride in us.

Still, we must be blameless before the LORD.

Philippians 2:15

King James Version

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, 

the sons of God, 

without rebuke, 

in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, 

among whom ye shine as lights in the world;


For the enemy waits in ambush.

1 Peter 5:8-9

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions 

are accomplished in your brethren

 that are in the world.


Constantly condemning us before GOD.

Revelation 12:10

King James Version

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, 

Now is come salvation, 

and strength, 

and the kingdom of our God, 

and the power of his Christ: 

for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, 

which accused them before our God 

day and night.


Slyly setting traps for us.

Genesis 3:1

King James Version

3 Now the serpent was more subtil 

than any beast of the field 

which the Lord God had made. 

And he said unto the woman, 

Yea, hath God said, 

Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?


But we have JESUS.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


Perfection is possible.

Matthew 19:26

King James Version

26 But Jesus beheld them, 

and said unto them, 

With men this is impossible; 

but with God all things are possible.


For it is the LORD's command.

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven 

is perfect.


And because believers are "sons of God".

John 1:12

King James Version

12 But as many as received him, 

to them gave he power to become the sons of God, 

even to them that believe on his name:


And "children of light".

1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

King James Version

5 Ye are all the children of light, 

and the children of the day: 

we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; 

but let us watch and be sober.


GOD has given His children many gifts.

2 Timothy 1:7

King James Version

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 

but of power, 

and of love, 

and of a sound mind.


We can be perfect.

Through the GRACE of GOD.

Through the TEACHINGS of JESUS.

Through the GUIDANCE of the HOLY SPIRIT.


Holiness is perfection.

Because it has no hypocrisy.

That's the mark of a true born again.

The true believer in CHRIST.

Who lives by His WORD.


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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Where evil CANNOT roost

 

1 Chronicles 29:11

King James Version

11 Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, 

and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: 

for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; 

thine is the kingdom, O Lord, 

and thou art exalted as head above all.


It has become a fearful world.

Many don't know who to trust.

Many don't know what to believe in.

But born agains do.

We know Who to trust.

JESUS, and JESUS alone.


He is LIGHT.

John 8:12

King James Version

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, 

saying, 

I am the light of the world: 

he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, 

but shall have the light of life.


He is LOVE.

1 John 4:7-10

King James Version

7 Beloved, let us love one another: 

for love is of God; 

and every one that loveth is born of God, 

and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; 

for God is love.

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, 

because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, 

that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, 

not that we loved God, 

but that he loved us, 

and sent his Son 

to be the propitiation for our sins.


He is LIFE.

John 11:25-26

King James Version

25 Jesus said unto her, 

I am the resurrection, 

and the life: 

he that believeth in me, 

though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me 

shall never die. 

Believest thou this?


In contrast, the enemy is darkness, hatred, and death.

The EXACT opposite of Who JESUS Is.

So, if you don't want evil to have a place in you, pray to be born again.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


That SPIRIT may teach you the ways of JESUS.

John 14:26

King James Version

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, 

whom the Father will send in my name, 

he shall teach you all things, 

and bring all things to your remembrance, 

whatsoever I have said unto you.


John 15:26

King James Version

26 But when the Comforter is come, 

whom I will send unto you from the Father, 

even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, 

he shall testify of me:


John 16:13-14

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


Is it any wonder devils flee from the LORD's presence?

James 2:19

King James Version

19 Thou believest that there is one God; 

thou doest well: 

the devils also believe, 

and tremble.


You know what you have to do:

James 4:7

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.


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