Monday, June 14, 2021

ALLEGIANCE to the ONLY KING

 

Daniel 7:27

King James Version

27 And the kingdom and dominion, 

and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, 

shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, 

whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, 

and all dominions shall serve and obey him.


A true born again recognizes only one king.

The Lord JESUS.

Here are verses that testify of His Lordship, and Kingship:

Deuteronomy 10:17

King James Version

17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, 

and Lord of lords

a great God, 

a mighty, 

and a terrible, 

which regardeth not persons, 

nor taketh reward:


Psalm 136:3

King James Version

3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords

for his mercy endureth for ever.


Isaiah 9:6-7

King James Version

6 For unto us a child is born, 

unto us a son is given

and the government shall be upon his shoulder: 

and his name shall be called Wonderful, 

Counsellor, 

The mighty God, 

The everlasting Father, 

The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace 

there shall be no end, 

upon the throne of David, 

and upon his kingdom

to order it, 

and to establish it with judgment and with justice 

from henceforth even for ever. 

The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.


1 Timothy 6:15-16

King James Version

15 Which in his times he shall shew,

 who is the blessed and only Potentate, 

the King of kings, 

and Lord of lords;

16 Who only hath immortality, 

dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; 

whom no man hath seen, 

nor can see: 

to whom be honour and power everlasting

Amen.


Revelation 1:5

King James Version

5 And from Jesus Christ, 

who is the faithful witness, 

and the first begotten of the dead, 

and the prince of the kings of the earth

Unto him that loved us, 

and washed us from our sins in his own blood,


Revelation 17:14

King James Version

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, 

and the Lamb shall overcome them: 

for he is Lord of lords, 

and King of kings

and they that are with him are called, 

and chosen, 

and faithful.


Revelation 19:11-16

King James Version

11 And I saw heaven opened, 

and behold a white horse; 

and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True

and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, 

and on his head were many crowns

and he had a name written, 

that no man knew, 

but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: 

and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven 

followed him upon white horses, 

clothed in fine linen, 

white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, 

that with it he should smite the nations: 

and he shall rule them with a rod of iron

and he treadeth the winepress 

of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on his vesture 

and on his thigh a name written, 

King Of Kings, 

And Lord Of Lords.


Updated 15 March 2022


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

God's MERCY

 

Psalm 25:6 

King James Version

6 Remember, 

O Lord, 

thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; 

for they have been ever of old.


How kind, and merciful is the Lord?

Let Jesus tell you of the parable of the Prodigal Son:

Luke 15:11-24 (KJV)

11 And he said, 

A certain man had two sons:

12 And the younger of them said to his father, 

Father, 

give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. 

And he divided unto them his living.

13 And not many days after 

the younger son gathered all together, 

and took his journey into a far country, 

and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

14 And when he had spent all, 

there arose a mighty famine in that land; 

and he began to be in want.

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; 

and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16 And he would fain have filled his belly 

with the husks that the swine did eat: 

and no man gave unto him.

17 And when he came to himself, he said, 

How many hired servants of my father's 

have bread enough and to spare, 

and I perish with hunger!

18 I will arise and go to my father, 

and will say unto him, 

Father, I have sinned against heaven, 

and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: 

make me as one of thy hired servants.

20 And he arose, 

and came to his father. 

But when he was yet a great way off, 

his father saw him, 

and had compassion, 

and ran, 

and fell on his neck, 

and kissed him.

21 And the son said unto him, 

Father, 

I have sinned against heaven, 

and in thy sight, 

and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22 But the father said to his servants, 

Bring forth the best robe, 

and put it on him; 

and put a ring on his hand, 

and shoes on his feet:

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, 

and kill it;

 and let us eat, 

and be merry:

24 For this my son was dead, 

and is alive again; 

he was lost, 

and is found. 

And they began to be merry.


The Lord Jesus says heaven rejoices over the lost sheep, and so it is.

Luke 15:7 (KJV)

7 I say unto you, 

that likewise joy shall be in heaven 

over one sinner that repenteth, 

more than over ninety and nine just persons, 

which need no repentance.


Luke 15:10 (KJV)

10 Likewise, I say unto you, 

there is joy in the presence of the angels of God 

over one sinner that repenteth.


But what of the other son?

His story is told here.


Updated 22 January 2022


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Bible DISCOVERY 21: WHO Resurrected CHRIST?

 

The angels tell the women:

Luke 24:6 

King James Version

6 He is not here, 

but is risen

remember how he spake unto you 

when he was yet in Galilee,


Shall we allow our finite minds, to be blown by the magnificence of what we will learn here today?

Such as the fact that Jesus was raised by God, Himself, and the Holy Spirit?

Is such a thing possible?

Watch what Scripture has to say:


GOD raised Jesus from the dead.

Acts 2:22-24 

King James Version

22 Ye men of Israel, 

hear these words; 

Jesus of Nazareth, 

a man approved of God among you 

by miracles and wonders and signs, 

which God did by him in the midst of you, 

as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, 

being delivered by the determinate counsel 

and foreknowledge of God, 

ye have taken, 

and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, 

having loosed the pains of death: 

because it was not possible 

that he should be holden of it.


Romans 6:4 

King James Version

4 Therefore we are buried with him 

by baptism into death: 

that like as Christ 

was raised up from the dead 

by the glory of the Father

even so we also should walk in newness of life.


Galatians 1:1 

King James Version

1 Paul, an apostle, 

(not of men, 

neither by man, 

but by Jesus Christ, 

and God the Father, 

who raised him from the dead;)


Romans 10:9 

King James Version

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth 

the Lord Jesus, 

and shalt believe in thine heart 

that God hath raised him from the dead, 

thou shalt be saved.


JESUS raised Himself from the dead.

John 2:18-22 

King James Version

18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, 

What sign shewest thou unto us, 

seeing that thou doest these things?

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, 

Destroy this temple, 

and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews, 

Forty and six years was this temple in building, 

and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, 

his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; 

and they believed the scripture, 

and the word which Jesus had said.


John 10:17-18 

King James Version

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, 

because I lay down my life, 

that I might take it again.

18 No man taketh it from me, 

but I lay it down of myself. 

I have power to lay it down, 

and I have power to take it again. 

This commandment have I received of my Father.


The HOLY SPIRIT raised Jesus from the dead.

1 Peter 3:18 

King James Version

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 

the just for the unjust, 

that he might bring us to God, 

being put to death in the flesh, 

but quickened by the Spirit:


Romans 8:11 

King James Version

11 But if the Spirit of him 

that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, 

he that raised up Christ from the dead

 shall also quicken your mortal bodies 

by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.


Preposterous?

Does that blow all concept of what you can possibly imagine?

But it is truth, for apostle John testifies of the existence of the TRIUNE GOD:

1 John 5:7 

King James Version

7 For there are three 

that bear record in heaven, 

the Father, 

the Word, 

and the Holy Ghost: 

and these three are one.


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Monday, February 1, 2021

Bible DISCOVERY 20: WHY God ALLOWS Good and Evil to Coexist

 


Matthew 13:30 

King James Version

30 Let both grow together until the harvest

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.


Scripture speaks of why God ALLOWS good, and evil, to coexist -- until the LORD's return.

Here's the reason, starting with a parable JESUS gave us:

Matthew 13:24-30 

King James Version

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, 

saying, 

The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man 

which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, 

his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, 

and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, 

and brought forth fruit, 

then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came 

and said unto him, 

Sir, 

didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? 

from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, 

An enemy hath done this

The servants said unto him, 

Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, 

Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, 

ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.


And here's the LORD's explanation:

Matthew 13:36-43 

King James Version

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, 

and went into the house: 

and his disciples came unto him, 

saying, 

Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, 

He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; 

the good seed are the children of the kingdom

but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; 

the harvest is the end of the world

and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; 

so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, 

and they shall gather out of his kingdom 

all things that offend, 

and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire

there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun 

in the kingdom of their Father

Who hath ears to hear, 

let him hear.


Both good and evil must co-exist -- according to the will, and design, of the FATHER.

As the tares (the "children of the wicked one") have taken residence among the wheat (the "children of the kingdom"), seeking to corrupt them, God makes sure the plantings are not "disturbed", lest "while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them".

A time for harvest will occur.

Sure, it will be chaos before the harvest, as it has been.

But those who endure , will be saved.

Matthew 24:13 

King James Version

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, 

the same shall be saved.


When the day of harvest comes, and the angels reap -- separating the wheat from the tares -- "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father". 

Every day is an opportunity to choose GOD.

Which one are you?

Wheat, or tares?


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Updated 25 March 2022


Friday, January 29, 2021

Bible DISCOVERY 19: The PARADOX of PRAYER

 


The LORD loves

to surprise,

and delight,

the trusting child.


If you are born again, you will come upon many TREASURES from the Bible.

And if you're a child-like born again, boy, get ready for even MORE treasures, and EXCITING discoveries, only a child-like person can "stumble" upon.

Such as the PARADOX of PRAYER:

JESUS said:

Matthew 6:6 

King James Version

"But thou, 

when thou prayest, 

enter into thy closet, 

and when thou hast shut thy door, 

pray to thy Father which is in secret; 

and thy Father which seeth in secret 

shall reward thee openly."


Pray to the Father, in secret.

The Father will reward thee, openly.


Interesting, right?

Simple, profound, and yet paradoxical.

Such is GOD's way, for those who care to know, to love, to believe, to trust, to honor, to adore -- in HIM ALONE.


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Updated 22 January 2022


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The LIVING Testimony of GOD's TRUTH

 

Matthew 3:16-17 

King James Version

16 And Jesus, 

when he was baptized, 

went up straightway out of the water: 

and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him

and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, 

and lighting upon him:

17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased.


JESUS is the LIVING testimony of GOD's TRUTH*.

Here are more verses to testify of the LORD's DIVINITY.

John 1:1-5 

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.


John 1:3 

King James Version

3 All things were made by him

and without him was not any thing made that was made.


John 1:14 

King James Version

14 And the Word was made flesh, 

and dwelt among us

(and we beheld his glory, 

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) 

full of grace and truth.


Colossians 1:15 

King James Version

15 Who is the image of the invisible God

the firstborn of every creature:


John 3:16 

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


Isaiah 9:6 

King James Version

6 For unto us a child is born

unto us a son is given: 

and the government shall be upon his shoulder

and his name shall be called Wonderful, 

Counsellor, 

The mighty God, 

The everlasting Father, 

The Prince of Peace.


John 14:6 

King James Version

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.


Colossians 1:16 

King James version

16 For by him were all things created, 

that are in heaven, 

and that are in earth

visible and invisible, 

whether they be thrones, 

or dominions, 

or principalities, 

or powers: 

all things were created by him, 

and for him:


1 John 5:20 

King James Version

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, 

and hath given us an understanding, 

that we may know him that is true

and we are in him that is true, 

even in his Son Jesus Christ. 

This is the true God, 

and eternal life.


1 Corinthians 8:6 

King James Version

6 But to us there is but one God, 

the Father, 

of whom are all things, 

and we in him; 

and one Lord Jesus Christ

by whom are all things, 

and we by him.


John 10:30 

King James Version

30 I and my Father are one.


Colossians 2:2-3 

King James Version

2 That their hearts might be comforted, 

being knit together in love, 

and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, 

to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, 

and of the Father, 

and of Christ;

3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


John 1:17 

King James Version

17 For the law was given by Moses, 

but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.


John 1:18 

King James Version

18 No man hath seen God at any time, 

the only begotten Son, 

which is in the bosom of the Father, 

he hath declared him.


Hebrews 1:1-6 

King James Version

1 God, 

who at sundry times and in divers manners 

spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, 

whom he hath appointed heir of all things, 

by whom also he made the worlds;

3 Who being the brightness of his glory

and the express image of his person

and upholding all things by the word of his power

when he had by himself purged our sins, 

sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

4 Being made so much better than the angels, 

as he hath by inheritance 

obtained a more excellent name than they.

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, 

Thou art my Son, 

this day have I begotten thee? 

And again, I will be to him a Father, 

and he shall be to me a Son?

6 And again, 

when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, 

And let all the angels of God worship him.


Hebrews 1:8 

King James Version

8 But unto the Son he saith, 

Thy throne, O God, 

is for ever and ever

a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.


Hebrews 1:10-12 

King James Version

10 And, Thou, Lord, 

in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; 

and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

11 They shall perish; 

but thou remainest

and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, 

and they shall be changed: 

but thou art the same

and thy years shall not fail.


John 8:58 

King James Version

58 Jesus said unto them, 

Verily, verily, 

I say unto you

Before Abraham was, 

I am.


John 10:38 

King James Version

38 But if I do, 

though ye believe not me, 

believe the works

that ye may know, 

and believe, 

that the Father is in me, 

and I in him.


Acts 2:22 

King James Version

22 Ye men of Israel, 

hear these words;

Jesus of Nazareth, 

a man approved of God among you 

by miracles and wonders and signs, 

which God did by him in the midst of you

as ye yourselves also know:


Romans 9:5 

King James Version

5 Whose are the fathers, 

and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, 

who is over all, 

God blessed for ever

Amen.


Hebrews 13:8 

King James Version

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, 

and to day, 

and for ever.


Revelation 1:8 

King James Version

8 I am Alpha and Omega, 

the beginning and the ending, 

saith the Lord, 

which is, 

and which was, 

and which is to come, 

the Almighty.


Revelation 19:13 

King James Version

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: 

and his name is called The Word of God.


Revelation 19:16 

King James Version

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, 

King Of Kings, 

And Lord Of Lords.


Hebrews 1:3 

King James Version

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, 

and the express image of his person, 

and upholding all things by the word of his power, 

when he had by himself purged our sins, 

sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:


John 8:12 

King James Version

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 

I am the light of the world: 

he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, 

but shall have the light of life.


1 John 2:2 

King James Version

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: 

and not for ours only,

 but also for the sins of the whole world.


1 John 3:5 

King James Version

5 And ye know that he was manifested 

to take away our sins

and in him is no sin.


1 Peter 3:18 

King James Version

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins

the just for the unjust, 

that he might bring us to God

being put to death in the flesh, 

but quickened by the Spirit:


Isaiah 53:5 

King James Version

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, 

he was bruised for our iniquities

the chastisement of our peace was upon him;

 and with his stripes we are healed.


John 11:25 

King James Version

25 Jesus said unto her, 

I am the resurrection, 

and the life: 

he that believeth in me, 

though he were dead, 

yet shall he live:


John 10:17-18 

King James Version

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, 

because I lay down my life, 

that I might take it again.

18 No man taketh it from me, 

but I lay it down of myself. 

I have power to lay it down, 

and I have power to take it again. 

This commandment have I received of my Father.


Titus 2:13 

King James Version

13 Looking for that blessed hope, 

and the glorious appearing 

of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;


* The title and contents of this post were supplied by the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, as I asked a question from my heart, in a brief prayer to JESUS early this morning. 

I asked, "What would you have me do?"

Tantamount to saying, "What would you have me write?"

JESUS "answered" and gave me the words "The LIVING Testimony of GOD's TRUTH", which became the fitting title, then I searched Scripture for the verses, guided by Spirit.


Updated 15 March 2022


Bible DISCOVERY 22: GOD spares NO one

  1 Peter 1:10 King James Version 10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired  and searched diligently,  who prophesied of the grace  t...