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4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Nathan Blake Mar 12 '18 · Comments: 2 · Tags: scripture, good, messaging
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Things you need and benefits:

1 Lemon - juice, skin and pulp - fiber, vitamin c, weight loss, anti-cancer, improves iron absorption, improves digestion and reduces the effect of sugars on the body
cucumber - 96% water, reduces blood sugar, carbs, fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, manganese, weight loss
ginger - digestion, lowers blood sugars, reduces risk of heart disease, protects against brain disease, fat burning by increasing metabolism by up to 30% within 3 hours
aloe vera juice - reduces inflammation, detoxification, weight loss
a bunch of parsley - anti-diabetic properties, controls arthritis, vitamin C, beta-carotene, anti-inflammation, immune booster, appetite suppressant

Recipe:

1/2 glass of water
one whole lemon
one cucumber
one tablespoon aloe vera juice
one tablespoon of grated ginger
a bunch of parsley

put everything in a blender and grind at high speed until everything is turned into a consistent juice

drink before bed

some benefits some people notice - better complexion, energy improvement, disappearing wasteline
Jim Jan 12 '18 · Tags: health, drink, detox, weight loss
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But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:  
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.  
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;  
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.  
Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.  
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: 
in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,  Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; 
that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.  
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;  Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.  
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live ?soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;  
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.  
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.Titus 2:1‭-‬15 KJV

Jim Jan 9 '18 · Tags: grace, deny, ungodliness
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Since our Lord paid the ultimate price that we can never repay, we owe it to Him to live righteously in the earth. It is a debt we can never repay, yet we are indebted nonetheless. How dare we not make every effort to bring God glory by living above reproach, in the world but not of it, amongst a wicked and adulterous generation, unspotted by the world.
James 1:27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Far from giving us a free ride on faith, Paul makes it clear that living wrongly will seriously cost us.
Romans 8:13 (KJV)13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Colossians 3:5-7 (KJV)5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
The Lord indicated that following Him would mean denying ourselves.
Luke 9:23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Yeshua prophesied about end times, when many false ones would rise deceiving many and what we must do in order to be saved:
Matthew 24:5-13 (KJV)
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
We must abide in the Lord, by continuing in His love and bearing much fruit, through obedience to the Messiah and the Father. The consequence of not rightly abiding in relationship with the Lord is that we will be thrown into the lake of fire.
John 15:1-11 (KJV)
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
We will be known by our fruit. The one who claims to know God, who does righteousness is righteous. You don't have to wonder, "are they saved? They claim the name of Christ, but they are a thief... They claim the name of Christ, but they are a liar... They claim the name of Christ but they swindle people... hmmm are they saved... well I don't know but let's hope they said a prayer of salvation..."
No, this is utter madness. Scripture makes it clear:
1 John 2:29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 3:7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Dear brothers and sisters, read the word, study, show yourselves approved, and test yourself to see if you are actually living in the true faithwalk, in right relationship with the Lord.

Jim Jan 8 '18 · Tags: lord, love, sacrifice, living, mercy, obedience
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Jesus ascribed no special spiritual status to His earthly Mother. He actually downplayed her spiritual authority over His ministry. He never gave instructions to anyone to start praying to her, bowing down to her, or venerate her or any other man or woman, which is idolatry. Rather, He was continuously consistent in returning all glory to the rightful place, God, the Heavenly Father, as did Joseph's wife, Mary, herself.
Of course, He loved His earthly mother and wanted her cared for after He died, which is why He assigned His disciple John to look after her after while He was on the cross of Golgotha.
John 19:25-27 (KJV)25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

When Jesus was speaking to the people about spiritual matters of demonic deliverance, His mother and brothers came and stood outside of the crowd and sent notice to Jesus that they wanted to speak to Him. When He was told that Mary, His earthly mother, and his brothers wanted to talk to Him, He didn't drop everything and run to her to hear what she and the others wanted.
Matthew 12:47-5047 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
His response makes it clear that we are not to put our earthly parents desires above the commandments of the Heavenly Father.

Jesus ascribed no special spiritual status to His earthly Mother. He actually downplayed her spiritual authority over His ministry. He never gave instructions to anyone to start praying to her, bowing down to her, or venerate her or any other man or woman, which is idolatry. Rather, He was continuously consistent in returning all glory to the rightful place, God, the Heavenly Father, as did Joseph's wife, Maryk herself.

Luke 2:41-51King James Version (KJV)
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
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 his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
People if you pray to Mary, or any other dead person, you must stop this. You are not praying to them as they are dead and know nothing of this life any longer, they rest and await the resurrection of the dead.
Ecclesiastes 9:5 (KJV)5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
We must ensure that our worship and attribution of glory always goes to the Only One who it should, Elohim.

Exodus 20:1-6 (KJV)
20 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

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Psalm 103:17-2117 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Genesis 26:5Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
John 14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
John 15:10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Matthew 19:16-24 (KJV)
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do,
that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God:
but if thou wilt enter into life,
keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, 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.
1 John 2:1-5 (KJV)
2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
1 Peter 4:17-19 (KJV)
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
2 Corinthians 5:10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV)
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
John 15:5-7 (KJV)
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
2 Peter 2:18-22 (KJV)
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Hebrews 10:26-31 (KJV)
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
If you want to know who gets the final say, it is He who will sit on His throne, who will gather together and judge the nations and separate out his faithful sheep that believed on Him, loved, served, and obeyed him, from those who would not believe and heed him, and therefor disobeyed him and those who committed iniquity without repentance.
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I would like to share with you with a lesson I learned many years ago regarding testing a word's meaning.

This post was spurred on by a post that I read earlier today which was quite good in many respects, but it had this statement in it:
"This means that holiness is the means of learning moral truth and achieving pure motives." I don't consider this an accurate definition and I will tell you why. To test a possible definition of a word to see if it is an acceptable and accurate, you put the definition into the sentence where the word would normally be.
So, for example, the reference to the Holy Spirit would be to suggest that the Spirit of the Living God (Ruach ha Kodesh) is the spirit that is learning moral truth and achieving pure motives. Clearly that definition fails.
The Lord is holy. He is most certainly not on a quest to learn moral truth and achieve pure motives, since He is the very definition of Truth, and the means by which we can measure what pure motives even are.
The term holy is translated from a few different Hebrew and Greek words which have the combined meaning as follows:
separate from things profane, dedicated to God, pure, clean, free from the impurity of wickedness, likeness in nature to the Lord, different from the world, undefiled, set apart, sanctified, sacred
We are told to "Be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16
Which is to say that we are to walk in the world even as the Lord walked in the world, separate from things profane, dedicated to God, pure, clean, free from the impurity of wickedness, different from the world, undefiled, set apart, sanctified, sacred.
1 John 2:3-6 (KJV)3 And hereby we do know that we know him,IF we keep his commandments.4 He that saith, I know him,and keepeth not his commandments,is a liar, and the truth is not in him.5 But whoso keepeth his word,in him verily is the love of God perfected:hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in himought himself also so to walk,even as he walked.
One could rightly say that we are called to be holy in all manner of thought and action, but it's pretty clear that holiness is not, "the means of learning moral truth and achieving pure motives."
James 4:7-10 (KJV)7 Submit yourselves therefore to God.Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; andpurify your hearts, ye double minded.9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,and he shall lift you up.
Romans 8:13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Colossians 3:5-10 (KJV)5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him
We are to be consecrated for holy use, similar to the instruments that were cleansed from all evil that were used in the holy of holies in the inner most chamber of the template of the Lord.
To be holy, we must daily crucify our flesh and forsake all evil thoughts and ways and walk by the Spirit.
Romans 12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Jim Jan 3 '18 · Tags: holiness, test, definition, holy
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Are you diligently pursuing God, and desiring with all your heart to walk in obedience to the gospel, wishing above all things to bring glory to God? Or is it that Jesus is more like your good luck charm, a rabbits foot in your pocket, or a free pass on all your wickedness that permits you to sin without conscience, shame, or repentance?


If you are suffering for the cause of the gospel, diligently learning about and walking in the commandments of God, if you are reviled because you are not like those who love the world and the things of the world, and if you are walking in love and faith toward God, you do well.


Please let me encourage the lovingly obedient follower of the Messiah of Israel, God will reward the righteous, and punish the wicked and those who obey not the gospel of our Lord. Keep walking out the walk of a believer. Press in and be strong. Do not grow weary in doing good. Rebuke, exhort, correct, and admonish the naysayers with love, and stay true to the narrow way that leads to life.


We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, 

because that your faith groweth exceedingly, 

and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;  


So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God 

for your patience and faith 

in all your persecutions 

and tribulations 

that ye endure:  


Which is a manifest token of 

the righteous judgment of God, 

that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, 

for which ye also suffer:  


Seeing it is a righteous thing with God 

to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;  

And to you who are troubled rest with us, 

when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven 

with his mighty angels,  

In flaming fire 

taking vengeance on them that know not God, 

and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:  

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction 

from the presence of the Lord, 

and from the glory of his power;  

When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, 

and to be admired in all them that believe 

(because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.  


Wherefore also we pray always for you, 

that our God would count you worthy 

of this calling, 

and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, 

and the work of faith with power:  

That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ 

may be glorified in you, 

and ye in him, 

according to the grace of our God 

and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:3‭-‬12 KJV

http://bible.com/1/2th.1.3-12.KJV

Jim Jan 2 '18 · Tags: gospel, obey
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There is only one believing people, of the true and Living God, who like faithful Abraham keep God's charge, commandments, statutes, and laws.

Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes
, and my laws.

True followers of the Lord are grafted into believing Israel as a "wild olive" branch. Scripture would warn you not to become arrogant against the "natural" branch for fear:

Romans 11:17-24, 33 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

John 15:1-10 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

The Lord is the root of Jesse of the Olive Tree of Israel. we must abide by faith and in demonstration thereof through obedience to His Word and the Father's will according to the Spirit of the Living God. If we don't the Father will cut us off and we will be thrown into the fire.

Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

Salvation is of the Jews, says the Lord:

John 4:22

Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Jim Dec 31 '17 · Tags: salvation, jews, commandments, grafted in
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Some think that it is haughty or prideful to expose people to the hard truths of scripture. It is not haughty to show people what God has commanded and revealed about His nature and about the judgment that most pastors and teachers will either never tell you or will lie to your face, about what they mean, in order to preserve the weight of their offering plates on Sunday mornings.
If preaching and teaching the truth that can set people free from sin and the wages thereof (death) was haughty and prideful, then it would mean every person who put pen to paper, as led by the Holy Spirit, would be prideful and haughty.
Many people today simply don't want to accept the words of Jesus and the apostles as being true, they would rather believe the lie that allows them to walk sinfully, without repentance, embracing or excusing sin, rather than embracing the truth of God exposed all the way through the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. Like it or not, the Lord will judge the nations, and each of us, according to His word, and render each one according to their deeds, not according to our feelings.
John 3:19-20And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Romans 2:4-13
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans 8:13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Jude 14-1514 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
1 John 2:29If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
1 John 3:7Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
1 John 3:10By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
1 John 2:4The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him
Matthew 19:16-24
16 And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”
17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good;
but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 Then he *said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; 19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
20 The young man *said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”
21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven;
and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
23 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 25:31-4631 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ 44 Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life
in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 15:1-111 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit,
He takes away;
and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in Me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine,
so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches;
he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit,
and so prove to be My disciples.
9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you;
abide in My love.
10 If you keep My commandments,
you will abide in My love;
just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
Mark 13:13And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Romans 11:20-24 (KJV)
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Galatians 5:16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
James 1:15Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
Romans 6:21Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.
Jim Dec 27 '17 · Comments: 1 · Tags: judgment, love, salvation, wrath, repentance, faith, works, perseverance
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