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Godly Principles # 93 God gives us grace so we can show others forgiveness and grace to them.

Colossians 4:6  Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Acts 20:24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
1 Corinthians 1:4  I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 3:10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.
Ephesians 3:2   Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you,
Ephesians 3:7  I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ,
James 4:6  But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
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Worldly Woman (Proverbs 7) vs Virtuous Woman (Proverbs 31)

Proverbs 7 vs Proverbs 31 women

Proverbs 7 vs Proverbs 31 women

We Pass Through Life On Our Way To Heaven

I have never been to Madrid, Singapore or Sri Lanka, but if I use a mapbook I can find the best route. If I use a guide who knows the way I can be assured of safe passage and then if I am friends with the King I can enjoy all the entire kingdom has to offer. Much like a mapbook is the Holy Bible, written by God to give us a guide book on getting to heaven. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my

feet, a light on my path.” Although we have never been there, Jesus Christ is our personal guide and He shows us how to get there. John 10:7″Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.They will come in and go out, and find pasture” We can use the Holy Bible to navigate the difficult crossroads of life and avoid evil directions that will prevent us from reaching Heaven. John 10:10″The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” So today if you really want to know about heaven and eternal life, pick up the Holy Bible, pray to God to reveal the Bible’s map to you and ask Jesus to get behind the steering wheel of your life so you can rest comfortably and enjoy the ride to heaven. GOD IS MY PILOT!

Satan wants you not to believe in God

Satan’s biggest deception is getting mankind to NOT BELIEVE in God.

So that we believe God (Elohim) is not real and He is just a fable or myth made up by a primative culture, alien visitors or just an imaginary friend made up by the weak minded.  If there is no God, then Jesus (Yeshua) was never sent as our savior to restore us to God and our rightful place in heaven for all eternity.  IF there is no hell or eternal damnation then there is no devil, no heaven and ultimately there is no consequences for our sins which separates us from God.  IF there is no God, no hell or eternal separation from God, then there is no need for a savior thus, Jesus died on the cross for nothing .  Then if we believe that mankind can create our own set of moral codes to live by that does not hurt others we are good people.

THE BIBLE TELLS US CLEARLY THERE IS A GOD, A SAVIOR, A HEAVEN AND ETERNAL LIFE, EITHER SPENT WITH GOD OR FOREVER SEPARATED FROM HIS LOVE.  THEREFORE  WHOSEVER BELIEVES IN GOD CAN BE SAVED THROUGH YESHUA (JESUS CHRIST) AND OPERATE IN THE FULL POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HEAL, DELIVER AND RAISE UP.

Genesis 15:6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Exodus 4:5 “This,” said the LORD, “is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

Psalm 78:32
In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe.

Psalm 106:12
Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. Isaiah 43:10
“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

Luke 8:50
Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

John 1:7
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.

John 2:22
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. John 3:18
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

John 5:24
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. John 5:38
nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.

John 5:44
How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God ?

John 5:46
If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. John 6:29
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”  John 11:40
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

Acts 15:11
No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”

Acts 16:31
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
John 6:35
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 6:36
But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.

John 6:40
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

John 6:47
Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.

John 6:69
We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

John 7:38
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

John 10:38
But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

John 11:27
“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

John 8:24
I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”

John 8:45
Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!

John 9:38
Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

LORD I BELIEVE, HELP MY UNBELIEF!

Mark 9:14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. 16 “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked. 17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.” 19 “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”  20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.  21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”  “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”  23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”  24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”  25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”  26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.

Well eternal separation from God is REAL.

Matthew 5:22 “But I (Jeus) say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.”

Psalm 9:17″The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Mark 9:43″If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched”

Jude 1:20″20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fires (of hell), hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.”

Revelation 20:10″The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

Revelation 20:14 “Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Proverbs 27:20″Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied”

But God made a way for us when there was no other way:  JESUS DIED SO WE CAN ESCAPE FROM HELL AND GIVES US ETERNAL LIFE TO WHOSO EVER BELIEVES... John 3:16 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.”
John 14:6″Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. “
JESUS (YESHUA) SAVES!!!!

BE ALERT! WATCHMEN

BE ALERT BE SOBER BE WATCHFUL PEOPLE NEVER CRUMBLE IN A DAY. SIN IS DECEPTIVE AND LEADS TO BONDAGE! 1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” The good news is Christ sets us FREE!

GOD gave you freedom but its your choice whom you will serve. Submit to temptation and lusts and you will be bond by your choices, actions and sins. However, if you accept Christ and willfully surrender your life to God in obedience then the truth will set you free indeed. Choose this day who you will serve. As for me and my house, we CHOOSE to serve the Lord Jesus (Yeshua). Will you commit to that with us?

God will not force Himself on you nor manipulate you to gain your love. He offers it unconditionally to you, then its up to you to choose to receive it. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS….

Sin Creates In Us a Harden Heart

Sin creates a cold heart that lacks compassion.  The more we steal the less we respect others property.  The more we do drugs the less we care about responsibilities.  The more we use pornography the less we see the quality of relationships.  Sin continues to hardens the hearts through hurt, pride, bitterness, and addictions.  A simple act turns into bigger and more perverse acts down the road (adultery, murder, stealing, covetousness) and eventually gains control over the individual, thus placing us into captivity to our sins.

Matthew 13:15 “For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’”  Matthew 19:8 “Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.” Mark 10:5 ““It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied.” Ephesians 4:18″They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.” Hebrews 3:8 “do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness” 

GOOD NEWS, GOD HEALS THE HARDEN HEART BACK INTO A HEART OF COMPASSION FOR OTHERS.

Ezekiel 36: 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

 

Additional Verses for study.

(Job 41:24 ESV)  His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone.

(Eze 3:7 ESV)  But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me: because all the house of Israel have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart.

(Rom 2:5 ESV)  But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

(Exo 14:17 ESV)  And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen.

(Jos 11:20 ESV)  For it was the LORD’s doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

(1Sa 6:6 ESV)  Why should you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? After he had dealt severely with them, did they not send the people away, and they departed?

(Heb 3:8 ESV)  do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,

(Heb 3:15 ESV)  As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

(Heb 4:7 ESV)  again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

(Exo 14:17 ESV)  And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen.

(Jos 11:20 ESV)  For it was the LORD’s doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

(1Sa 6:6 ESV)  Why should you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? After he had dealt severely with them, did they not send the people away, and they departed?

(Heb 3:8 ESV)  do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,

(Heb 3:15 ESV)  As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

(Heb 4:7 ESV)  again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

(Exo 4:21 ESV)  And the LORD said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go.

(Exo 7:3 ESV)  But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt,

(Exo 14:4 ESV)  And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.” And they did so.

(Deu 15:7 ESV)  “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,

(Psa 95:8 ESV)  do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,

PRIDE FILLS OUR CHURCHES

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Many ministries today are falling apart, splitting over difference in opinions and are no longer productive for God.   Why?  Because of pride and selfishness leads to rebellion.  Pride is an inflated sense of ones personal status.  Today many that attend church have a false pride in their congregation and pastor believing they have a truth that no one else knows or they are more godly in their works compared to others.   PRIDE.

Let me tell you a story about one of the earliest churches known to mankind.   The High Priest was an awesome, loving leader full of wisdom and life.  His worship leader was hand picked just for the job of leading praise and musical performances for all to enjoy.  This leader was talking to the High Priest and had a personal relationship with Him.   I heard this was the largest church ever created in both congregation and understanding of spiritual truth.

This worship leader was created by God with special abilities and talents  just so he could lead worship and reflect the glory of the Lord in the temple.  As this worship leader was serving daily, walking and talking with many true believers and faithful priests, he decided he should lead the church and wanted to overthrow the leaders. He deceived  1/3 of the whole congregation to rally behind him because he believed he was better than the other leaders and felt he could do better than the High Priest. So he rebelled and caused a church split that lasted even to this time today.

Who was this super-spiritual person? Lucifer also known as Satan. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

So what are fruits of pride? John 8:44″ Jesus said You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Prideful people lack integrity, are selfish and will kill others dreams so that their own personal desires prevail.

PRIDE IS RUNNING WILD IN OUR CHURCHES TODAY. BUT THERE IS HOPE!

2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.

HUMILITY SETS THE CAPTIVE FREE FROM PRIDE!

Proverbs 11:2  When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.

James 4:6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”