“Give Thanks To The Lord”

Psalm 92

It is good to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.  Upon the instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.  For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.  

O Lord, how great are thy works!  And tby thoughts are very deep.  A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.  When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.  

For, lo, tthine enemies, O Lord, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.  But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.  Mine eyes also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in the Lebanon.  Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.  KJV

 

 

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“Rend your hearts to the Lord your God”

Joel 2:13 Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

Since the beginning of creation, the devil has been roaming around the earth, seeking to destroy by deception and temptation of sin

Though temptation itself is not against the Lord, but the desire of one’s mind and heart, listening to evil by choosing to give in

The Lord made us in the image of Him, creating us in His perfection and holiness; For He gave us a heart, mind, and soul to know God with free will

He speaks to us all, most  ignore Him, others hear, yet say in their heart, ‘No’, while so few tune their ears to hear what He says to take root deeply in their hearts

Look with your eyes, do you see the spiritual war?  Demons possess those who ignore God, others are deceived to destruction, while the few are oppressed by darts

These darts thrown by Satan and his evil demon angels are used by God  to train the few chosen who are faithful to abide in His love by being refined in the fire

Daily being changed and transformed into the likeness of God’s Son, growing continually in His love, with ever ready ears to listen to God and ignore the ultimate liar

Predestination simply means this: The Lord God made each person and gave us all a heart, mind, and soul to choose to obey; He already knew who chooses to go or stay

God hardens the hearts of those He already knew will never listen to Truth; Those who listen to Jesus and believe He is the Savior that His Father has sent

Will be given the Holy Spirit of God to live in their heart, which will convict them of sin and choose obedience to Jesus to be baptized in water to repent

True disciples of Jesus will show their love for Jesus by obeying His teachings as He says this in John 14:23 clearly says those who love Him will obey His teaching

Do you hear the words of Jesus?  Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned; Speak Truth with preaching

Only God can say whether a person on their death bed without baptism can be saved; don’t let Satan use this as a reason to take away the words that Jesus said

We can still preach to those who are dying , just remember to still obey the teachings of Jesus to baptize others who believe and leave the former to God instead

Those who love Jesus by obeying His teachings will receive the Holy Spirit of God as it says in John 14:23, Listen with your ears and with the eyes of your heart to see

The Truth is : those who believe that Jesus is their Lord and Savior will show their love for Him by being obedient when He says to be baptized in water to repent

Because John the Baptist led the way for baptism that Jesus would show is an example to follow Him which was to show the fulfillment of all righteousness

Should we say’No’ to what Jesus teaches us to do and expect Him receive us if we reject His Words?  By doing this we are like Judas, who chose to betray Jesus with a kiss

“The Lord’s Rebuke” Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.

These Words in God’s Holy Word, the Bible are True and it is only natural, at first glance to shun them, however if we do this, then we are only listening to Satan instead of the Holy Spirit of God.  This is one reason why our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus taught us about being humble in our heart.  The Lord uses others to give us messages of Truth in His Word, when we are in error, and grieving the Holy Spirit of God.  Praise the Lord for this rebuke when someone corrects you in Truth of the Bible.  Those who speak of false lies by denying that Jesus came in the flesh being fully human and fully God, along with His death and resurrection on the cross for the sin of the world, and to save those who believe and trust in Him as their Lord and Savior, are one of the many antichrist.  We should not listen to anything they tell us.  We need to pray for our brothers and sisters in all of the earth for spiritual strength and guidance so they will grow in the Love of Christ Jesus and obtain wisdom with understanding for God’s Word.  We also need to pray for the lost souls who don’t know of the Love of Christ Jesus to be reconciled back to God as well as those who reject Him altogether.  My brothers and sisters, we are all growing and learning in our walk with the Lord.  We all strive to walk without error in the Lord, but we still at times make bad choices, which are sin against God and others.

Because of this reason, we are to accept rebuke from the Lord, whether He is speaking to your heart, or through another brother or sister in the faith to speak to you the wisdom that only God can give.  Proverbs 17:10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.  Proverbs 19:20  Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.  2 Timothy 2:7, 15 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.  John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

“Unforgiveness”

Do you secretly wish bad things to happen to your enemies in your heart?

Do you rejoice when those who hate you are stricken by calamity causing them to fall apart?

When someone hurts you relentlessly, do you harbor anger and a grudge?

Do you pray for God to destroy them all the while looking down on them as if you are the judge?

Ask God to show clearly what’s deep inside of your heart and He is faithful to do so

Because if you are holding onto unforgiveness, your Father in heaven will not forgive you also

Jesus said to pray for your enemies and to do good to those who persecute you

 God delights when the wicked turn to Him and repent of their iniquity because He loves them, too

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you  Matthew 6:15  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive you your sins.

“Rags To Riches”

Money, fast cars, boats, nice clothes, large homes, furniture, shallow friends who share the love of money with those who love it, and jewelry that cost as much as a home will make someone poor.  Why would this make someone poor?  Because it is worshiping false gods and when you love money and things of this world, they are false gods.  One day Christ Jesus will return and all those who reject God and His truth in Christ Jesus will perish along with the world and all things in it.  Mark 10: 21-27 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack, he said.  “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.”  At this the man’s face fell.  He went away sad, because he had great wealth.  Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”  The disciples were amazed at his words, But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”  There are very few rich people who will enter the kingdom of God because they have indeed the righteousness of God from Abraham’s faith in God to those who accept the living word of God and have faith in God through the perfect Lamb of God in Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Job was an exception for a rich man to fear God and love God to be able to enter into the kingdom of God.  But, most people who have monetary riches will not look to God.  That is a fact that some refuse to accept and they will not give up their riches to follow God.  Do you want to go from rags to riches?  I can guarantee you this truth from God in His Holy Word how to achieve true riches:  Matthew 6: 19-21  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Do not worry:  Matthew 6: 25 -33″Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; of about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  “And why do you worry about clothes?  See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O’ you of little faith?  So, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that need them, But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.  Worldy riches will one day be gone, but eternal riches in Christ Jesus will never end.