Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 💞💞💞
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer, and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
MAKE a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
We, who are in Christ Jesus strive to never sin, but we are still in the flesh. A Christian who commits a sin is not a hypocrite. What makes someone who claims to be a Christian a hypocrite are those who justify their sins and do not acknowledge in their heart before Jesus that what they’ve thought or done is wrong and against God. A true Christian is convicted by the Holy Spirit regarding their sin and he/she will confess it to our heavenly Father in the name of Jesus to seek forgiveness along with repentance. Also, he/she will seek those they have wronged if possible and make it right. A hypocrite is a liar and phony. They will not acknowledge wrong doing. Even the very thoughts we have, if they are not pure in Jesus, then they’re still sin against God. Whether in thought, words, action, or inaction, if it’s not pure in Jesus, then it is sin. We must listen to the Holy Spirit who convicts us of our sin so we can confess it to our heavenly Father in the name of Jesus for forgiveness and be washed clean and pure. We must also seek forgiveness from those we’ve wronged and make it right. Godly sorrow in our hearts with repentance.
THERE is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. KJV