I believe, because i know, because of The Hope Which Is in me, ( all is By Grace ) that Every Word Of The Scriptures Is Truth, from The First in Genesis, "In The Beginning GOD Created The Heavens And the earth.", and Everything in between to The Last in Revelation, "The Grace Of The LORD JESUS Be With all the Saints." Amen.
Saint; Physically pure, Morally blameless; Consecrated Holy one.
Physically; of the body as opposed to spirit.
Morally; in a moral manner; concerned with right conduct.
Consecrated; to dedicate to some purpose,
Holy; dedicated to GOD.
Dedicated; devoted, set apart.
The fact that i may not understand many things does not mean in any way that it is not Truth. It just means that of what i do not yet understand, it is what i have not, as yet, been Given The Understanding Of in What Is GOD'S Mystery, "...,The Hidden Wisdom Which GOD Predestined Before The Ages to our Glory " 1 Corinthians 2:7.
As i know that for any to gain The Knowledge Of GOD they must have faith in GOD. "And without faith it is impossible to please HIM, for he who comes to GOD must believe that HE Is, and that HE Is A Rewarder Of those who seek HIM." Hebrews 11:6. And when we do this, i know, because i have believed, that GOD Will Reveal Through HIS HOLY SPIRIT, and HE Will Reveal as much as HE Has for each to know and to understand, and All In Due Time; HIS Perfect Timing; because HE Tells us in HIS Word, ( Jeremiah 29:11-14, John 7:16-18, John 8:31-47, John 14:16-21, John 15:13-15, 1 Chronicles 28:9-10, Proverbs 8:17-21, Isaiah 45:18-19, Mark 4:21-23; Matthew 5:16, Luke 11:9-13, 2 Chronicles 7:14-16, Revelation 3:14-22, 1 Corinthians 2:9-13 ).
"GOD is not a man, that HE should lie, Nor a son of man, that HE should repent; Has HE Said, and Will HE not Do It? Or Has HE Spoken, and will HE not Make It Good?..."
Saints; true believers; effectual doers in JESUS CHRIST, "that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in Love, and to all The Wealth That Comes From The Full Assurance Of Understanding, in a True Knowledge Of GOD'S Mystery, CHRIST, In WHOM Are Hidden All The Treasures Of Wisdom And Knowledge." Colossians 2:2-3.
"For no one can lay a foundation other than The One Which Is Laid, Which Is JESUS CHRIST." 1 Corinthians 3:11
"Bless The LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY Name. Bless The LORD, O my soul, And forget none of HIS Benefits; WHO Pardons all your iniquities; WHO Heals all your diseases; WHO Redeems your life From the pit; WHO Crowns you With Lovingkindness And Compassion; WHO Satisfies your years ( desire ) With Good Things, So that your youth Is Renewed like the eagle. The LORD Performs Righteous Deeds, And Judgements For all who are oppressed. HE Made Known HIS Ways To Moses, HIS Acts To the sons of Israel. The LORD Is Compassionate And Gracious, Slow to Anger And Abounding In Lovingkindness. HE will not always Strive with us; Nor will HE Keep HIS Anger forever. HE has not Dealt With us according to our sins, Nor Rewarded us according to our iniquities. For As High as The Heavens Are Above the earth, So Great Is HIS Lovingkindness Toward those who fear ( revere ) HIM. As far as the east is from the west, So Far Has HE Removed our transgressions From us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, So The LORD Has Compassion On those who fear HIM. For HE HIMSELF Knows our frame; HE Is Mindful that we are but dust. Psalm 103:1-14.
To us, only in CHRIST, By Grace through faith.
"But as many as Received HIM, To them HE Gave The Right to become children Of GOD, even To those who believe in HIS Name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but Of GOD."
"The LORD Is Gracious And Merciful; Slow to Anger And Great In Lovingkindness. The LORD Is Good To all, And HIS Mercies are over all HIS Works. All THY Works shall give thanks to THEE, O LORD, And THY godly ones shall bless THEE. They shall speak of The Glory Of THY Kingdom, And talk of THY Power; To make known to the sons of men THY Mighty Acts, And The Glory Of The Majesty Of THY Kingdom. THY Kingdom Is An Everlasting Kingdom, And THY Dominion Endures Throughout all generations... Psalm 145:8-13.
In CHRIST we are GOD'S Work, and By HIS Work, HIS godly ones, "for It Is GOD WHO Is At Work in you, Both To Will And To Work For HIS Good Pleasure "( for Kindness, for Purpose ). Philippians 2:13.
"All Scripture Is Inspired By GOD And Profitable For Teaching ( Matthew 23:8 ), for Reproof ( Hebrews 12:4-17 ), for Correction ( Colossians 3:16, James 5:19-20 ), for training in Righteousness ( 1 John 3:7-11 ); that the man Of GOD may be adequate, Equipped for every good Work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
"Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy Is From GOD, WHO Also Made us adequate as servants of a New Covenant, not of The Letter, but Of The SPIRIT; for The Letter kills, but The SPIRIT Gives Life." 2 Corinthians 3:5-6.
..."Sanctify them in The Truth; THY Word Is Truth..."
To trust in what any man says over What GOD Says is utter foolishness and wrought in danger,
"...Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no Salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish..."
"Thus Says The LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from The LORD. "For he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when Prosperity Comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant... Jeremiah 17:5-6.
"May it never be! Rather, let GOD Be Found True, though every man be found a liar, as It Is Written, "That thou mightest be Justified in thy words, And mightest prevail when thou art Judged." Romans 3:4.
"...A Voice Says, "Call out." Then he answered, "What shall i call out?" All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, When The Breath Of The LORD Blows Upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But The Word Of our GOD Stands Forever.
Isaiah 40:6-8 ( 1 Peter 1:22-25 ).
"Remember those who led you, who spoke The Word Of GOD to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. JESUS CHRIST Is The Same yesterday and today, and Forever..." Hebrews 13:7-8.
These two verses written in Hebrews 13 tell us, do not blindly follow a man, leading is to be By The Example; WHO Is JESUS CHRIST. He who is Spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man ( 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 ), if it is True Of The Way, then do likewise; imitate their faith. GOD does not change.
"If anyone advocates a different doctrine, and does not agree with Sound Words, Those Of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, and with The Doctrine Conforming To godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,..."
1 Timothy 6:3-4.
There is order in GOD'S Instruction. As GOD Was Meticulous in Giving Instruction To Israel for them to obey ( and we are warned by their example of disobedience not to follow what, for the many, meant not receiving The Promise GOD Gave To them, 1 Corinthians 10, Jude :5 ) and so it is no different for those in CHRIST. GOD does not change. Being under Grace is not a licence to sin, and all sin can be defined as rebellion to Divine Authority. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
The Law has not changed in the slightest, but is Fulfilled; Completed in The LORD JESUS CHRIST ( Matthew 5:17-21 ), and Love is the fulfillment of The Law. If we love GOD with our whole being, then we will obey GOD.
" 'You shall love The LORD your GOD with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' "This Is The Great And Foremost Commandment. "The Second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself.' "On These Two Commandments Depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
And it is impossible for any to keep the Second Commandment apart from keeping The Great And Foremost Commandment. "The one who believes in The SON Of GOD Has The Witness in himself; the one who does not believe GOD has made HIM a liar, because he has not believed in The Witness That GOD Has Borne Concerning HIS SON. And The Witness Is This, That GOD Has Given us Eternal Life, And This Life Is In HIS SON. He who has The SON Has The Life; he who does not have The SON Of GOD does not have The Life." 1 John 5:10-12.
"For no one can lay a foundation other than The One Which Is Laid, Which Is JESUS CHRIST." 1 Corinthians 3:11.
"But now apart from The Law The Righteousness Of GOD Has Been Manifested, being witnessed by The Law And the Prophets, even The Righteousness Of GOD through faith in JESUS CHRIST for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of The Glory Of GOD, being Justified as A Gift By HIS Grace Through The Redemption Which Is In CHRIST JESUS; WHOM GOD Displayed publicly as A Propitiation In HIS Blood Through faith. This was to demonstrate HIS Righteousness, because In The Forebearance Of GOD HE Passed over the sins previously commited; for the demonstration of HIS Righteousness at the present time, that HE might be Just And The Justifier Of the one who has faith in JESUS. Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of Law? Of works? No, but By a Law Of faith."
No man can be just in himself. GOD Is Just; Equitable, in Both Character And Acts; HOLY; Righteous, and Being Such Is The Justifier, that is, shows him to be just, innocent, free; Righteous, the one who has faith in JESUS: The LORD our Righteousness, through HIS Work in him,
..."HE Has Told you, O man, what is good; And what does The LORD Require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your GOD?"
"WHO Can Discern errors, Acquit me of hidden faults. Also Keep Back THY servant from presumptuous ( insolent, arrogant, proud; presuming ) sins; Let them not rule over me; Then i shall be blameless, And i shall be Acquitted of great transgression. Let The Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in THY Sight, O LORD, my ROCK And my REDEEMER. Psalm 19:12-14.
..."And The Strength Of The KING Loves Justice; THOU Hast Established Equity; THOU Hast Executed Justice And Righteousness in Jacob. Exalt The LORD our GOD, And worship at HIS Footstool; HOLY Is HE... Psalm 99:4-5.
..."My flesh and my heart may fail, But GOD Is The Strength Of my heart And my Portion Forever. For, behold, those who are far from THEE will perish; THOU Hast Destroyed all those who are unfaithful to THEE. But as for me, The Nearness Of GOD Is my Good; i have made The LORD GOD my Refuge, that i may tell of all THY Works.
"...and may The LORD Cause you To Increase And Abound in Love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; so that HE may Establish your hearts unblamable in Holiness before our GOD And FATHER At The Coming Of our LORD JESUS with all HIS Saints...
1 Thessalonians 3:12-13.
"For if by the transgression of the one ( Adam ), death reigned through the one, much more those who Receive The Abundance Of Grace And Of The Gift Of Righteousness will reign in life Through The ONE, JESUS CHRIST." Romans 5:17.
..."He who has MY Commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves ME; and he who loves ME Shall Be Loved By MY FATHER, And I Will Love him, and Will Disclose MYSELF To him."
What Is Said By GOD, written in John 14:21; " he who holds, is possessed by, is accompanied by MY Commandments and guards them, he is the one who loves ME; and he who loves ME Shall Be Loved By MY FATHER, and I Will Love him, and I Will Manifest MYSELF In him."
CHRIST in you, The Hope Of Glory ( Colossians 1:26-29 ). The Strength of your heart and your Portion ( Inheritance ) Forever. In CHRIST, set apart for The Glorious Gospel Of The Blessed GOD, Separated from the world unto GOD. HIS Saints.
"For whom HE Foreknew, HE Also Predestined ( Ordained, Determined Beforehand ) to become conformed to The Image Of HIS SON, that HE might Be The First-Born among many Brethren;..." Romans 8:29.
All are Appointed ( Acts 17:24-31, John 3:16-18, 1 John 2:1-2, 1 Timothy 4:6-11, Titus 2:11 ); In The Foreknowledge Of GOD, since before The Foundation Of the world, whether one acknowledges The Only True GOD, or hears, Salvation is for all who would believe to Eternal Life, and not a 'select few' as some will maintain, and it all comes down to the heart. Of every soul ever lived, GOD Sees the end from the beginning and Knows All things ( Ecclesiastes 3:15 ). And all who would believe in JESUS CHRIST to Eternal Life have been Predestined, meaning Predestined Irrevocably; Of The MOST HIGH GOD, being no other Way to The FATHER But Through HIS SON JESUS CHRIST; By Grace through faith By The Power Of The HOLY SPIRIT; conformed to HIS Image; imitators of CHRIST.
"Be imitators of me, just as i also am of CHRIST."
1 Corinthians 11:1.
"For The Grace Of GOD Has Appeared, Bringing Salvation to all men, Instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for The Blessed Hope And The Appearing Of The Glory Of our Great GOD And SAVIOUR, CHRIST JESUS; WHO Gave HIMSELF For us, that HE might Redeem us from every lawless deed And Purify For HIMSELF a people for HIS Own Possession, zealous for Good deeds. These Things speak and exhort and reprove with all Authority. Let no one disregard you."
"But we should always give thanks to GOD for you, Brethren Beloved By The LORD, because GOD Has Chosen you first fruits for Salvation through Sanctification By The SPIRIT And faith in The Truth. And it was for This HE Called you Through our Gospel, that you may Gain The Glory Of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. So then, Brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. Now may our LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF And GOD our FATHER, WHO Has Loved us And Given us Eternal Comfort And Good Hope By Grace, Comfort And Strengthen your hearts in every Good Work and Word."
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17.
"It Is The SPIRIT WHO Gives Life; the flesh profits nothing; The Words that I Have Spoken To you are Spirit And Are Life..."
A profession of faith is not the same as the life lived by faith in The SON Of GOD.
"I have been crucified with CHRIST; and it is no longer i who live, but CHRIST Lives in me; and the life which i now live in the flesh i live by faith in The SON Of GOD, WHO Loved me, and Delivered HIMSELF Up For me. "I do not nullify The Grace Of GOD; for if Righteousness comes through The Law, then CHRIST died needlessly."
Our righteousness is GOD'S Righteousness and nothing of ourselves ( Isaiah 64:4-6 ), only In JESUS CHRIST. We are The Righteousness Of GOD in HIM ( 2 Corinthians 5:21 ). If we live according to the flesh; walk in a manner corresponding to the deeds of the flesh, apart from repentance, then we are under The Law, and apart from repentance we will be Judged by The Law.
"For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving The Knowledge Of The Truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of Judgement, and The Fury Of Fire Which Will Consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside The Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot The SON Of GOD, and has regarded as unclean The Blood Of The Covenant By Which he was Sanctified, and has insulted The SPIRIT Of Grace? For we know HIM WHO Has Said, "Vengeance Is MINE, I Will Repay." And again, "The LORD Will Judge HIS People." It Is a terrifying Thing to fall into The Hands Of The LIVING GOD."
"...Righteous Art THOU, O LORD, And Upright Are THY Judgements. THOU Hast Commanded THY Testimonies In Righteousness And Exceeding Faithfulness. My zeal has consumed me, because my adversaries have forgotten THY Words. THY Word Is Very Pure, Therefore THY servant loves It. I am small and despised, Yet i do not forget THY Precepts. THY Righteousness Is An Everlasting Righteousness, And THY Law Is Truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me; Yet THY Commandments are my delight. THY Testimonies Are Righteous Forever; Give me Understanding that i may Live."
Verse 139 of Psalm 119, Forgotten; past participle of forget. Forget; to fail to recall. To neglect, either as a result of an unintentional error or intentionally. One cannot forget what one has not known. To have forgotten means it has been known of. Adversary; opponent; enemy ( Philippians 3:17-19 ).
GOD Is Just And The Justifier Of the one who has faith in JESUS ( Romans 3:26-27 ), and this means GOD Is The Justifier because of HIS Work ( Romans 8:12-14 ) in that heart which belongs to CHRIST; WHO Belongs To GOD. Just means; impartial in action or judgement, conforming to high moral standards, consistent with justice, legally valid, well founded, correct and true, equitable;
..."But if you are Led By The SPIRIT, you are not under The Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, out-bursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which i forewarn you just as i have forewarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit The Kingdom Of GOD."
And if i walk according to the flesh, in the stubbornness of my unrepentant heart, i nullify The Grace Of GOD, i have fallen from Grace. How can any dare to believe otherwise?
"But if, while seeking to be Justified in CHRIST, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is CHRIST then a minister of sin? May it never be! "For if i rebuild what i have once destroyed, i prove myself to be a transgressor. "For through The Law i died to The Law, that i might live to GOD."
"Now we know that whatever The Law Says, It Speaks to those who are under The Law, that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may become accountable to GOD; because by the works of The Law no flesh will be Justified in HIS Sight; for through The Law comes the knowledge of sin."
And it is only the life lived by faith in The SON Of GOD that produces The Fruit,
"But The Fruit Of The SPIRIT Is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control; against such things there is no Law. Now those who belong to CHRIST JESUS have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live By The SPIRIT, let us also walk By The SPIRIT..."
"Retain The Standard Of Sound Words Which you have heard from me, in The faith And Love Which Are In CHRIST JESUS. Guard, Through The HOLY SPIRIT WHO Dwells in us, The Treasure Which has been Entrusted To you."
2 Timothy 1:13-14.
And it is to this that any are Predestined Irrevocably. It is not to be understood that because one has once confessed JESUS CHRIST as their LORD And SAVIOUR, and been Baptized, they are thus Predestined Irrevocably to Eternal Life, even apart from obedience of faith. To believe this is to be deceived into believing a lie, a lie that leads to the wide gate of destruction at the end of the broad way ( Matthew 7:13-27 ). All are Predestined Irrevocably to be conformed to The Image of JESUS CHRIST; through obedience of faith, The Way And The Truth And The Life.
"The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows Righteousness a True Reward. He who is steadfast in Righteousness, to Life, And he who pursues evil, his own death. "
"For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you The Power And Coming Of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, but we were eyewitnesses of HIS Majesty. For when HE Received Honour And Glory From GOD The FATHER, Such An Utterance As This Was Made To HIM By The MAJESTIC GLORY, "This Is MY Beloved SON With WHOM I Am Well-Pleased" - and we ourselves heard this Utterance Made From Heaven when we were with HIM on The Holy Mountain. And so we have The Prophetic Word Made More Sure, to Which you do well to pay attention as to A Lamp Shining in a dark place, until The Day Dawns And The MORNING STAR Arises in your hearts. But know this first of all, that no Prophecy Of Scripture is of one's own interpretation, for no Prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men Moved By The HOLY SPIRIT Spoke From GOD..."
2 Peter 1:16-21.
..."And if I go and Prepare A Place For you, I Will Come Again, and Receive you To MYSELF; that where I Am, you may be also. "And Where I Go you know, and The Way you know." Thomas said to HIM, "LORD, we do not know where YOU are going, how do we know The Way?" JESUS Said To HIM, "I AM The Way, And The Truth, And The Life; no one comes to The FATHER, but Through ME."
..."And This Is Eternal Life, that they may know THEE, The Only True GOD, And JESUS CHRIST WHOM THOU Hast Sent..."
"And by this we know that we have come to know HIM, if we keep HIS Commandments. The 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; but whoever keeps HIS Word, in him The Love Of GOD Has Truly Been Perfected. By this we know that we are in HIM: the one who says he abides in HIM ought himself to walk in The Same Manner As HE Walked."
1 John 2:3-6.
"And This Is Love, that we walk according to ( in a manner corresponding to ) HIS Commandments. This Is The Commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in It. For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge JESUS CHRIST Coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a Full Reward. Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in The Teaching Of CHRIST, does not have GOD; the one who abides in The Teaching, he has Both The FATHER And The SON..." 2 John:6-9.
"...For no man can lay a foundation other than The One Which Is Laid, Which Is JESUS CHRIST..."
1 Corinthians 3:11.
..."Judas ( not Iscariot ) said to HIM, "LORD, what then has happend that YOU are going to Disclose YOURSELF To us, and not to the world?" JESUS Answered and Said To him, "If anyone loves ME, he will keep MY Word; And MY FATHER Will Love him, And WE Will Come To him, And Make OUR Abode With him. "He who does not love ME does not keep MY Words; And The Word Which you hear is not MINE, But The FATHER'S WHO Sent ME. "These Things I Have Spoken To you, while Abiding With you. "But The Helper, The HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM The FATHER Will Send In MY Name, HE Will Teach you All Things, And Bring To your remembrance All That I Said To you."
Love is the fulfillment of The Law. The one who practices lawlessness is the one who does not love, and no one who practices lawlessness shall Inherit The Promise Of Eternal Life.
..."And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many. "And because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. "But the one who endures to the end, he shall be Saved..."
..."Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance The Race that is Set Before us, fixing our eyes on JESUS, The Author And Perfecter Of faith, WHO For The Joy Set Before HIM Endured the cross, despising the shame, And Has Sat Down At The Right Hand Of The Throne Of GOD. For consider HIM WHO Has Endured such hostility by sinners against HIMSELF, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; and you have forgotten The Exhortation Which Is Addressed To you as sons, "MY son, do not regard lightly The Discipline Of The LORD, Nor faint when you are Reproved By HIM; For those whom The LORD Loves HE Disciplines, And HE Scourges every son whom HE Receives." It is for discipline that you endure; GOD Deals With you As With sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without Discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to The FATHER Of Spirits, and Live? For they discipined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but HE Disciplines us for Good, that we may share HIS Holiness. All Discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been Trained By It, afterwards It Yields The Peaceful Fruit Of Righteousness..." Hebrews 12:1-11.