TRUTH (conditional scripture) “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/8/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
“…But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ…” (2 Cor. 11:3, NIV)
Who Told You That?
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were living confident and secure with God. They knew they had His blessing and favor. But one day the enemy deceived them into eating the forbidden fruit, and immediately they were afraid. They ran and hid. When God called out to Adam, “Where are you?” Adam said, “We’re hiding because we’re naked.” God asked, “Who told you that you were naked?”
God is asking us today, “Who told you that you’re not good enough? That you’re just average? That you can’t accomplish your dreams?” Those negative thoughts didn’t come from our God. Those lies open the door to fear, insecurity, and shame. They focus on what we’re not, on the mistakes we’ve made, on what other people have said about us. Don’t let the enemy deceive you. You are a child of the Most High God. You are not average or mediocre; you are royalty. Keep your crown on.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You have given me a crown of glory and honor and even the enemy does not have the power to take it from me. Thank You that I am covered by Your grace and made in Your image. I declare my confidence is in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
This may be true, but with the exception. Rom. 8. You are secure only as long as you truly allow Christ Jesus to be your LORD. But if you continue to embrace the lies of sin there will be a conception or union with sin which will result in your separation from God. You will find the word “IF” used many times in Holy Scripture which is a conditional word. Salvation is conditional on Christ Jesus being your LORD (Master, Boss, King) Our Creator God is building a Kingdom of Righteousness. We have been invited, We can be forgiven. We have been given a new set of clothes to wear of righteousness. If you refuse to wear them you will be rejected from the new Kingdom. And sin is what God calls sin and is not up for us to make a progressive interpretation. You can remain as a child of Adam or you can choose to become a child of God but you are on one side or the other, there is no grey. The choice is black or white, darkness or light. Lets consider some “conditional” verses of scripture in Romans 8:8 So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him….13 For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons (children) of God….29 For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was [k] aware and [l] loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. And of course it is difficult to understand God’s absolute foreknowledge. But our Creator God saw before any creation the type of life that you would choose to live and knew who HIS elect would be before they were even born. However, we are now locked into a temporary time dimension and only see yesterday, today and tomorrow. So we are making very valid decisions every day for which we will be eternally responsible for. Freewill is absolutely essential to being able to keep the 1st of the 10 commandments in loving God and then ourselves and then each other. Love demands choice. We have the freewill to choose to make Christ Jesus Lord or not, it is up to us. But if we do make HIM LORD then there is the New Testament to share with us, HIS commandments to keep. And it is for each of us to clearly understand in context what the prophets of God have shared. There is much to learn and change to be able to conform to the very image of Christ Jesus. And the Holy Spirit will help us with God’s Grace and Power if we will have heart faith for it. This is a difficult concept to understand but Biblical, there is more on it in our files.
(Past issues of this blog are available under the link: “Worth Considering”on our homepage.)
There is but one Holy Church of Christ Jesus, forever.
And all who Truly Love and Obey HIM as LORD are members.
Politics: (Well written, “Worth Considering.” 5/8/20
Dannie Poe • 19 hours ago: Disregarding their hate for Trump, I would like the Socialist Elements of our government to understand why we elect our own President? We elect our President to be the voice of the people, not the voice of our politicians. I understand that the Political Correct Politicians hate it that the people voted Trump into office as a Outsider, but the people wanted this Political Correctness to end. Rule of Law should always prevail over the will of the Party in power. We elect our leaders to represent the wishes of the people, not to for-fill the agenda of any one Party. YES, they have a (R) or (D) behind their name, but when they are elected the only correctness that counts is the correctness passed as Rule of Law. These laws are laws created by the votes of our US Congress, thus must apply to all citizens not just Political Correct citizens. If they find fault in our laws, it is our US Congress that must correct any faults. In fact is is their responsibility to do so. I can argue that for the past fifty years our US Government has butchered our US Constitution and it’s Rule of Law. The rights listed in the First and Second Amendment have suffered the most. When religious freedom is suppressed, when free speech is suppressed, when freedom of assembly is outlawed, when words are censured, and another weapon is deemed unconstitutional or restricted every US Citizens pays the price of less freedom. It seems that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of…” means nothing to our US Congress. If this continues, “We the people…” will be living under Socialism in no time. We are only a few votes away to make Socialism a reality. The easiest way to lose your freedom is to give it away
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