Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
And it came to pass in those days, that there was a decree from Caesar Agustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, and as it was told unto them.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
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.