HOLY SCRIPTURE, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 12/21/20 From Ken Smith<><
When I became a Christian back in 1955, one of the first things I learned through the Navigators was that for a Holy Life I needed to feed in the Holy Book and they gave me a packet of scriptures to memorize to help me grow in Jesus, Psalm 119: 9-11 was one of the first verses: 9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Our LORD know also the need for knowing the Holy Scriptures as per Luke 2:46: “46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: And this is Jesus at the age of 12. And in Hebrews here again we see HIM in the majesty of the Holy Scriptures in Heb. 10:6-8: “ In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; And in Psalms 22 and Isaiah 61 Jesus found and honored the messianic scriptures concerning HIM. In fact you can find just about all that Jesus taught and did in the Old Testament but it is buried by the prophets to be found line upon line and precept upon precept. So you need to know what you are looking for to make the bridge from the Old Testament to the New Testament and of course there were many things in the Old that were fulfilled and completed in the New so that the New Testament is the New Will which was made effective by the death of Jesus. Jesus died contrary to the Immutable Law of God that only sinners would die. lucifer made a big mistake when he had Jesus killed. A mistake that opened the door for all. As all who choose to be in Jesus rather than stay in Adam may have eternal life.
All Truth from Gen. to Revelation speaks to us about salvation and of Christ Jesus being our Lord, if we will accept it. Thousands of verses apply to this fact that our Creator loves us and wants to save us. But in that salvation we also have a freewill that HE will not manipulate nor try to control. HIS vision is for us is for us to want to be a part of HIS family because we see HIM in Jesus and we love HIM and want to be with HIM. But if we like this world better than HIS world, it is our choice. If we want to take HIM up on HIS offer, HE will also give us the grace to follow the Holy Spirit in to being sanctified like Jesus or just like you had never sinned.
Unfortunately our Creator has not made another world for those who pass up HIS offer and love the darkness rather than the light. And this physical body has a time factor limitation of about 120 years, Gen 6:3. And our Creator has made no plans for replacing this temporary physical world or body with a new one for those who reject HIS love and salvation. But our soul is created to be eternal. Jude puts it this way: Jude 12-18: “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.”
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And all who Love, Honor & Obey HIM are eternal members.
And a Very Merry Christ-mass