"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
A workman that needs not to be ashamed. Are we workmen that need to be ashamed? Or, that need not to be ashamed? If we think about it, Jesus gave us only two commandments: Love God with all of your heart, soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39.
1 John 4
20 "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also."
Everyone will stand before the judgment seat of Christ 2 Cor. 5:10 and every tongue will confess to God. Romans 14:11. Will we be ashamed of our love for, and service to, our fellow man, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ?
Galatians 6:10 "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."
Rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15 above. The "word of truth" is God's Holy Word, the Bible, written for us, as instruction on how to live obedient lives full of blessings.
Rightly dividing the word of truth is ministering the appropriate scripture at the appropriate time and moment, as needed. We cannot do that if we do not know the word of truth. We can only minister it if we Study it, to show ourselves approved unto God, 2 Timothy 2:15 above.
Read the Bible, study it, memorize scripture, so you will be able to rightly divide it at the perfect moment. As Apostle Paul says, our joy will be in seeing our brothers and sisters standing with us beside our Lord, Jesus Christ, when He comes.
Recently, I was told that I would go broke if I kept giving. After thinking and praying about it, Holy Spirit showed me that no one ever went broke from giving. Mother Teresa is quoted as saying, Give until it hurts. But scripture tells us that God is able to make all grace abound toward us so that we always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work 2 Cor. 9:8-11, so that it never hurts.
So I say, Give until you think it will hurt, but it never hurts, because God is able to make all grace or favor abound toward us. Amen.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
The Rich Man
17 "And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why do you call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lack: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."
There are differing opinions on this scripture and what the "eye of a needle" meant. Some suggest that a "needle" was a small gate; others believe it actually referred to sewing needles, which were similar then to ours today. Either way, we can gather that it is an extremely difficult task. Who then can be saved? And Jesus said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible"! Amen. God is able.
The rich man had done all that Jesus requires his whole life, save one thing. How many things are we lacking to be perfect, like Jesus?
Give until it hurts, because it never hurts, give your time, your money, your love, always rightly dividing the word of truth, a workman that need not be ashamed.
God is able to make all grace or favor abound toward you, so that you always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work.
In love and light, and in Jesus' Mighty name. Amen.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2
The Perfect Will of God. All glory, honor, praise and thanksgiving to God, the Father of Lights. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
A little background on this blog: In speaking to our Pastor, I told him that I need to bridle my tongue. He said, Oh ... well, James talks about that: Pastor David always has the right answer from God. God bless him.
So, reading the Bible today, I started reading James 1 again, and found many enlightening passages. Let's look at verses 17 through 25:
17 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."
There is a lot of good stuff packed in those eight verses. Let's break them down.
Verse 17: God is good, and everything He created is perfect.
Verse 18: "Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth," His own will, His grace, because He wanted to, as a favor, because He loves us. He begat us with the word of truth: The word of truth is Jesus Christ: the word made flesh; the way, the truth, and the life.
Verses 19 and 20: He is telling us to bridle our tongues, because as we know "the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison." James 3:8. And, used in anger, "works not the righteousness of God." Let God's Will be done, not our own. Let God's words be spoken, not our own. Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Amen.
Verse 21: "and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls." Meekness, humbleness, not proudness or arrogance. Receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save our souls.
"Engrafted." Now, there's a priceless word. It has only two possible definitions, from dictionary.com:
Jesus Christ, the word made flesh, the Word, God's Word, is engrafted into us, by surgery only God could perform, and is able to save our souls. Read His Word; it is alive!
Verses 22 through 25: "Be doers"! Get out and do! Stand up. Speak out for God. Testify. Give. Help. Save. Serve. Be doers, not just hearers of His Word.
"being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." Again, God tells us exactly how to receive His blessings: Be an active doer, not a forgetful hearer.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your many blessings in our lives. Thank you for Your Word and the word made flesh, Jesus Christ. Fill us with Your Will, Your light and Your love, replace our stony hearts with hearts of flesh, and bless Your Children for being doers of Your work. In Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen.
Heavenly Father, Father of Lights, in whom there is no shadow of turning, thank you for Your Word, and thank you for Your words through me. Let Your children with ears to hear, hear. In Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen.
What does a rainbow represent to you? Do you have a rainbow flag, or any other rainbow fodder lying around the house, or in your yard/garden? Or, have you been intimidated, for lack of a better word, into not recognizing rainbows, except in the sky?
What does the rainbow represent to God? Unlike Jesus' comment that the Sabbath was made for man, man was not made for the Sabbath, the rainbow was made for man; man was not made for the rainbow!
The rainbow was God's covenant with mankind that He would never again flood the Earth. God said, When He sees the rainbow, it will remind him of this covenant.
I was listening to Robin Bullock this morning, and it reminded me how sad it is that many Christians, me included, have let the LGBT community hijack God's rainbow, God's promise to mankind. God did not create the rainbow to glorify the LGBT community.
I love rainbows! I think it is time we take back the rainbow, in Jesus' Mighty Name!
We are in the 21st Century Exodus, and it is time to plunder our enemies, and take back what is ours. To be clear, our enemies are not the LGBT community. Our enemies are in the spiritual realm; this is a spiritual war: "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." Ephesians 6:12
How do we plunder the spiritual realm? Apostle Paul gives us an idea:
2 Cor. 10
4 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
For the weapons of our [Christians] warfare are not carnal [manmade, fleshly].
Our weapons are reading God's Word, the Bible, which is how He talks to us; and, praying without ceasing, which is how we talk to Him.
I started writing about "God's Rainbow" on July 23, 2022, because honestly I was irked that the demons in the LGBT community have hijacked the rainbow, and I wanted to take it back (and still do). I never posted the July 23 "God's Rainbow" blog because I never finished it. Of course, now I know why I never finished it, because God was not yet finished with His word on the subject.
So, I never posted the rainbow blog, but on July 24, 2022, I posted a blog titled "Delight God Today," which you can read by clicking here. This blog is about an online chat I had with someone I do not know on rumble.com about abortion and God.
It was not until today, July 26, 2022, that I realized the crux of what God was trying to get through to me, which is that the world is ungodly. Yes, right, I know. Everyone knows that, but does everyone really understand it?
What do Christians get from God? We get many things: love, light, peace, hope, mercy, grace, compassion, understanding, wisdom, abundance, the promise of eternal life, blessings, and more.
But, what God has shown me in this scenario is that what we get, the one thing that sets us apart from the animals really, is morals: knowing the difference between right and wrong; a moral compass, without which . . . well, without which men have nothing but evil thoughts in their hearts continually, as God said, and as can be seen in my July 24 chat on rumble.com (link above), where crazysquirrelusa admits they use aborted baby parts (components) in many industries; and, says that morals, right and wrong, good and evil, are matters of perspective, and asks what right is it of mine to question the murder of unborn babies?
Remember, God was removed from our schools in the 60s; not long after, abortion became legal. Since then, it has been a rapid spiral downward into satanism in our movies, video games, music, schools, news, social media, even commercials. Everything flooding us with the ungodly.
I read somewhere that only 13% of children today know who God is, compared to 58% in the 60s, when they removed Him from our schools.
It is no surprise that many Christians feel like the odd ball out, because it seems as though everyone around us is cheering for evil: cheating, lying, murdering, stealing; cheering and celebrating, and we are on the outside looking in, wondering how on earth we could be the only sane people on earth? This is what Satan wants us to see and believe; this is Satan's reality, not God's, and Satan's reality is collapsing. Praise God. Amen.
Something else I want to point out is that this journey with God's Rainbow began on July 23 and ended on July 26, three days later. Was I in some kind of hell for three days, trying to understand what God was telling me? I do not believe that the three days is a coincidence, as this is not the first time He has given me a word over a three-day period. Click here and here to see additional words from God to me over three days.
So, the world is in darkness, blinded by the ruler of this world, Satan.
The world needs us, God's Children, God's Light. God has chosen us for this very day, to shine, shine, shine, and to make the world shine!
As I have written previously, Christians are the 2.5 billion batteries in God's (flash)light.
God is coming back!
Back to our schools!
Back to our hearts!
Back to our homes!
Back to the world!
Teach God's moral compass to the world! Jesus said, What I tell you in the darkness, shout it from the housetops.
Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
We are of more value to God than many sparrows.
Faithful and humble servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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